Archive: May 2012

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  • Third Army/ARCENT hosts motorcycle mentorship

    May 29, 2012

    Third Army/ARCENT hosts a motorcycle mentorship May 24 as part of motorcycle safety month, part of a commander's safety program. During the event riders performed an inspection of personal protective equipment and completed T-CLOCS inspections, a safety and function check of tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and stands.

  • KAF holds first ever graduation ceremony

    May 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan. (May 23, 2012) -- Sgt. Sharon Samuel, a logistics noncommissioned officer with Company A, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, stood in line sandwiched between two taller male Soldiers with a look of impatience on her face.

  • Research lab Cyber Team took second place in Global CyberLympics competition

    Jun 7, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory Computational and Information Sciences Directorate support contractors from ICF International, worked through three elimination rounds of cybersecurity challenges to take second place at the Global CyberLympics World Finals held March 21 in Chantilly, Va.

  • McHugh, Odierno attend West Point Graduation

    May 29, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno attended the commencement exercises for the class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 26, 2012.

  • CECOM Senior Leaders Meet to Chart Future Direction

    May 29, 2012

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. -- Forty senior leaders from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) met May 21-23 as a first step in the journey of developing an organizational vision and concept of CECOM out to the year 2020.

  • Panetta, Dempsey recall Vietnam vets' valor, sacrifice

    May 29, 2012

    The Defense Department's most senior leaders today honored Vietnam War veterans, including their own friends and mentors, in a commemoration at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall here they said was long overdue.

  • Mac Franklin named LAR of the Year

    May 29, 2012

    Mac Franklin, a Sustainment LAR with 172nd Brigade Logistics Support Team, was named Army Sustainment Command's LAR of the Year for 2011. He received the Linda J. Villar Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year award May 21 from William H. Rutherford., 401st Army Field Support Brigade deputy to the commander.

  • TF Viper Event Challenges Skill and Teamwork

    May 29, 2012

    Service members of Task Force Viper participated in a multi-event skills challenge here, May 19, 2012 testing teams of volunteers on physical and mental skills in rapid succession throughout the morning.

  • S.C. Army National Guard Soldiers partner with Kuwaiti National Guard

    May 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, became the opposing force for Kuwaiti National Guard mechanized and counter-terrorism troops, May 16, 2012.

  • Ayvazian awarded Combat Action Badge

    May 29, 2012

    Maj. Brett A. Ayvazian was awarded a Combat Action Badge for combat action for being engaged by the enemy during combat operations at Foward Operating Base Warrior Mar. 21, 2012

  • Memorial Day ceremony at Yokohama War Cemetery honors fallen service members

    May 29, 2012

    "Honor" and "sacrifice" were the two words most often repeated by those who were at the Yokohama War Cemetery, May 27, 2012, during a Memorial Day ceremony that paid tribute to fallen service members.

  • Soldiers of today visit with veterans of yesterday

    May 29, 2012

    Twenty-one Veterans from WWII and the Korean Conflict came together May 18, 2012, at the 165th Airlift Wing, part of the Air National Guard in Savannah, Ga., to travel to Washington, D.C., to view the monuments that were created on behalf of their heroic actions.

  • 68th US Memorial Day observed in Margraten, Netherlands

    Jun 6, 2012

    MARGRATEN, Netherlands - The American Embassy and the American Battle Monuments Commission hosts the 68th annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial here Sunday, May 27, 3 p.m.

  • Obama: All Americans must help shoulder burden of war

    May 29, 2012

    Binding the wounds of war is the priority for our nation, President Barack Obama said during the Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 28, 2012.

  • The real memorial day: Remembering a hero

    May 28, 2012

    There wasn't a barbecue with friends. No kids splashed in a pool or lined up for a roller coaster on the official first day of the "summer fun" season. No one got the day off. Memorial day wasn't anything except a day to gather and remember, mark a patch of concrete with a small monument, and lament losing a friend.

  • 344th MP Soldiers honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

    Jun 4, 2012

    WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Soldiers of the 344th MP Company, 382nd MP Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, participated here in this year's Memorial Day parade to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate price in defense of freedom and country. Several hundreds community members gathered to thank and to show support during the annual ceremony at the Town Common.

  • Shadow 'enhanced platoons' meet growing need in Afghanistan

    May 30, 2012

    When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready to answer the call.

  • Former undercover cop helps troops heal unseen wounds

    May 30, 2012

    Former undercover police officer Bob Delaney was honored May 23, 2012, with an Outstanding Civilian Service Award by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, for helping Soldiers cope with post-traumatic stress.

  • Minneapolis locks and dams closed to recreational traffic due to high flows on the Mississippi

    May 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed the three Twin Cities lock and dams to recreational boats this morning, May 28, 2012, due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River.

  • Utility helicopter users share lessons learned

    May 28, 2012

    There is no better exchange that proves more effective, helps solve problems and identifies better opportunities for efficiencies and improvement in products and services than a face-to-face interaction between all the stakeholders.

  • Texas city names park for fallen Soldier

    May 29, 2012

    SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Paul Pena played here as a child. He went to school just over the rise. He'd run past this playground as he worked on his West Point physical fitness requirements.

  • Memorial Day: Remembrance and Celebration by America's Volunteers in Afghanistan

    May 28, 2012

    Since the end of the Civil War, America has honored her sons and daughters who gave their all to ensure liberty and freedom for future generations. First observed on May 30, 1868 as Decoration Day when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery and federalized as a national holiday in 1971, those stationed at Afghanistan Engineer District-North who serve in harm's way pause to reflect the contributions of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country as they celebrated America's 144th Memorial Day, Sunday in Kabul.

  • Deployed troops honor their fallen in Memorial Day service on Bagram Airfield

    May 28, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters marked its first Memorial Day deployed to Afghanistan with a ceremony on Bagram Airfield, May 28. The Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Combined Joint Task Force-1 presided over the ceremony, addressing an audience of Afghan, U.S. and NATO service members.

  • Securing Afghanistan

    May 28, 2012

    The 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics Unit recently led an operation with Pathfinders of Company F, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade to establish observation posts and blocking positions in support of a Task Force Tomahawk operation to clear villages in the Panjwa

  • Subgovernor inspires US, Afghan troops

    May 28, 2012

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team stationed at a remote outpost in eastern Afghanistan, along with their Afghan army and police partners, are inspired by the district subgovernor.

  • Oil lab keeps Soldiers in the fight

    May 28, 2012

    The Army Oil Analysis Program tests the lubricants Soldiers use to keep their aircraft, tanks, trucks, generators and other equipment in top operating condition. The engineers at the lab test for contaminants like sand, wear metals that come from the breakdown of engine gears or byproducts such as soot.

  • Army widow rides final challenge for Memorial Day

    May 29, 2012

    Donna Engeman, Installation Management Command program manager of Survivor Outreach Services, rode from San Antonio to Washington, D.C., with about 1,200 other riders who came from as far away as California to ride with the Rolling Thunder, May 27, 2012.

  • West Point Class of 2012 marches in Graduation Parade

    May 29, 2012

    The Class of 2012 arrived on the Plain on the morning of May 25, 2012, for the graduation parade, their final one as cadets before commissioning the next day.

  • Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

    May 29, 2012

    At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers.

  • Wash. Special Olympics to open Summer Games at JBLM June 1

    May 27, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Approximately 40 years of friendship between the South Sound military and Special Olympics continues this week. Special Olympics Washington will open its Summer Games June 1 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • JBLM Armed Forces Day celebration: Fun for everyone

    May 27, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (May 19, 2012) Sounds of guns are regular background noises here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord but at May 19's Armed Forces Day celebration, the guns weren't typical firearms. The Revolutionary and Civil war rifles were just for show, but packed plenty of authenticity.

  • U.S. Army Europe Commander's Memorial Day remarks in The Netherlands

    May 29, 2012

    This weekend, Americans honor those who have sacrificed for freedom and liberty. We memorialize the brave men and women who sacrificed for a cause greater than themselves.

  • Army - Air Force hold Joint Media Engagement at Joint Base San Antonio

    May 29, 2012

    The Army and Air Force are finding ways to make the military more energy efficient.

  • Memorial Day Message

    May 28, 2012

    On Monday, 28 May 2012, we commemorate Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.

  • Fort Carson honors fallen heroes

    May 27, 2012

    Hundreds of somber faces gazed at the names, newly chiseled into the slate rock memorial before them, personal memories of the fallen playing out behind many of their eyes.

  • Bringing Supplies to Those in the Fight

    May 27, 2012

    Flight crews from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a resupply mission to Soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan, May 19.

  • May 26, 2012 -- Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at the USMA commencement ceremony

    May 28, 2012

    Distinguished guests; Soldiers and officers, friends and family of those graduating today, academy faculty and staff and, most of all, cadets on the cusp of being commissioned in the United States Army, it is an honor -- it is an honor -- to be here on this magnificent campus whose graduates for more than two centuries have played a leading role in nearly every chapter of our nation's history.

  • Biden to West Point grads: 'Lead your country'

    May 29, 2012

    West Point is even more important to the country today than when Gen. George Washington called it "the key to the continent," Vice President Joe Biden said during graduation exercises at the U.S. Military Academy today.

  • Dempseys, Bidens honor survivors, Biden shares loss

    May 26, 2012

    The first family of the military joined the second family of the United States here today in support of relatives of those who died while serving their country.

  • USARPAC motorcycle safety ride thunders across Hawaii

    May 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific kicked off the Army's 100 days of summer safety May 24 on historic Palm Circle with more than 250 motorcyclists from units throughout Hawaii with an 80-mile motorcycle safety ride.

  • U.S. Army Europe commander's Memorial Day remarks in Luxembourg

    May 26, 2012

    This weekend, Americans honor those who have sacrificed for freedom and liberty.

  • Immediate Response 12 highlights multinational cooperation

    May 30, 2012

    Immediate Response 12, the multinational military exercise between U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Air Force, the Croatian Land Forces and partner militaries from six other Balkan nations, began with an opening ceremony in Slunj, Croatia, May 26, 2012.

  • Sustainment Command team tours the DFIP

    May 26, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, toured the Detention Facility in Parwan, May 5, 2012 as part of her Afghanistan command battlefield circulation.

  • Soldiers recognized at St. Louis Cardinals game

    May 26, 2012

    Nearly 60 Soldiers and family members filled the stands of Busch Stadium Friday in anticipation of the FOX Sports Midwest "This One's For You" pre-game show followed by the St. Louis Cardinals' game two of their series in St. Louis against the Philadelphia Phillies here.

  • A Soldier's best friend

    May 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sgt. Megan Bates, assigned to the Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility, is greeted by Shamrock Donnelly, a therapy Boxer with Tripler Army Medical Center's Human-Animal Bond program. Bates and Shamrock were at a recent event honoring the military at The Hawaiian Humane Society

  • Lt. Gen Brooks discusses Army leadership at West Point

    May 25, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of U.S. Third Army, returns to his alma mater to speak to the Corps of Cadets about Army leadership.

  • Options, resources available to lessen the stress of relocating with pets

    May 25, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Military moves can be tough on military families, especially if a spouse is deployed. It's hard enough to get the humans in the family ready for a big move, let alone a family pet.

  • Tips offered for a stress-free PCS move

    May 25, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- More than 40 million Americans -- about 14 percent of the population -- move every year. For many in the military, the next move will be coming soon. The summer is peak season for permanent change of station.

  • Military history comes alive at Fort DeRussy annual event

    May 25, 2012

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Museum Hawaii celebrated Armed Forces Day with Living History Day at Battery Randolph, Fort DeRussy, here, Saturday.

  • USAG employees celebrate success

    May 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii held its annual Garrison Organization Celebration, at Richardson Pool, here, May 18.

  • Army Family Child Care offers a home away from home

    May 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For military parents, child care is a top priority.

  • Pre-planning makes clearing quarters a breeze

    May 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Whether you are transferring to a new duty station, retiring or moving off-post, your lease agreement with Island Palm Communities requires you to notify your community center in writing no less than 28 days prior to vacating your home.

  • Annual hurricane exercise to begin

    May 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual hurricane exercise, Makani Pahili (Hawaiian for strong winds), May 29-June 7.

  • DPW releases water reports

    May 25, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Every year since 1999 the Environmental Protection Agency has required public water suppliers to provide Consumer Confidence Reports, or CCRs, to their water users. These reports are designed to educate the public on the origin of drinking water and provide water quality information for the previous year.

  • 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Memorial Day Brigade Run

    May 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Col. Val C. Keaveny, jr., commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, earlier today before the brigade run, speaks to Currahees about the importance of memorial day.

  • Memorial Day shout outs 2

    May 25, 2012

    Sgt. First Class Talanta Parker sends a Memorial Day message to New York and Virginia. Staff Sgt. Eugene Serrano sends a Memorial Day message to Bowling Park, California.

  • USAG-HI to host online forum to address community concerns

    May 25, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers and families have the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns about on-post services and support during U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's quarterly Facebook town hall.

  • Memorial Day Shout Outs 1

    May 25, 2012

    U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Giovanni Fuentes sends a Memorial Day message to Killeen, Texas. Sgt. First Class Kimberly Lewis sends a Memorial Day message to Houston, Texas.

  • A much needed service on Big Island provided by Tripler Occupational Health

    May 25, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Members of the Department of Occupational Health, here, traveled to the Big Island May 7-11 to provide medical assessments for government employees working there.

  • Memorial Day Greetings 2012

    May 25, 2012

  • Senator honors Fort Bragg military spouses at recognition ceremony

    May 25, 2012

    Sen. Kay Hagan, and Community Blueprint Network honored military spouses May 11 during the Military Spouse Day 2012 Recognition Ceremony at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville.

  • Torrance Armed Forces Day parade

    May 25, 2012

    The City of Torrance California celebrated Armed Forces Days May 18-20. The highlight of the three day event was the 53rd Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade.

  • 11th ACR troopers compete in Sullivan Cup

    May 25, 2012

    Fifteen four-man crews from across the U.S. Army competed this month for a chance to be called the Army's best when it comes to tanking. The five-day Sullivan Cup event, held May 7-11 at Fort Benning, Ga., consisted of a physical fitness test, tank maintenance challenge, gunnery skills competition, vehicle identification, virtual simulations and concluded with two days of live-fire exercises.

  • Rolling Thunder rolls toward the capital

    May 25, 2012

    Hundreds of motorcyclists roar through kentucky on their way to Washington, DC for this weekend's Rolling Thunder.

  • Fort Irwin officer awarded Purple Heart

    May 25, 2012

    It was June 6, 2010 when an improvised explosive device detonated from underneath a paved road in Afghanistan and blasted into the air the armored security vehicle commanded by 1st Lt. Lukas Toth. A few months after Toth arrived at Fort Irwin in June 2011, the wheels of the award process starting turning and did not stop moving until he was rightfully honored with a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in that attack.

  • Soldiers place flags at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers with the Old Guard place nearly a quarter million flags at Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day.

  • CECOM Senior Leaders Meet to Chart Future Direction

    May 25, 2012

    Forty senior leaders from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) met May 21-23 as a first step in the journey of developing an organizational vision and concept of CECOM out to the year 2020.

  • Army Now - LTG Bostick assumes command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    May 25, 2012

    LTG Bostick assumes command as the 53rd Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a ceremony on Ft. McNair.

  • IMCOM NCO of the Year determined to 'lead from front'

    May 25, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- For SSG Robert Donovan, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the Installation Management Command, being a good Soldier is all about focus.

  • IMCOM Soldier of the Year determined to 'never quit'

    May 25, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The 2012 Installation Management Command Soldier of the Year is no quitter.

  • Vietnam 40 years later: Vietnam creates lifetime of memories for 101st Airborne Division vet

    May 25, 2012

    Drafted at 20 years old, Erick W. Miller had his whole life ahead of him when the U.S. Army sent him deep into the jungles of Vietnam in 1969. Assigned to B Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Miller served as point man -- or as he likes to refer to it -- "the first idiot down the trail."

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general recognizes Wounded Warrior mentors

    May 25, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (May 25, 2012) -- Recruits join the Army and transition from civilians to Soldiers with the help and mentoring of instructors and experienced Soldiers; however, Soldiers leaving the Army need the same support when they transition back to civilian life.

  • Females proud to wear Sapper tab

    May 25, 2012

    Women are not allowed to serve in certain combat occupations -- but that's not stopping female engineers from taking on the grueling 28-day Sapper Leader Course, becoming Sapper qualified and wearing the coveted Sapper tab.

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general recognizes Wounded Warrior mentors

    May 25, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (May 25, 2012) -- Recruits join the Army and transition from civilians to Soldiers with the help and mentoring of instructors and experienced Soldiers; however, Soldiers leaving the Army need the same support when they transition back to civilian life.

  • Army promotes S&T opportunities to Harford students

    May 25, 2012

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Eighth-grade students explored emerging global-mapping software and DNA extraction with U.S. Army scientists May 24 to boost their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM education. The Army, technology manufacturers and universities joined about 180 eighth-graders from nine Harford County middle schools. The scientists showcased the array of career opportunities in STEM fields as part of the fifth annual Technology Needs Teens program at Harford Community College.

  • Soldiers place 'Flags In' for Memorial Day

    May 27, 2012

    Soldiers placed more than 260,000 flags in front of gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery May 24 as part of the "Flag's In" tradition preceding Memorial Day weekend.

  • 717th MI Battalion 'Soldierizes' kids' field day

    May 29, 2012

    Two dozen volunteers from the 717th Military Intelligence Battalion at the helped Columbia Heights Elementary School with its field day May 17, putting a military touch on this year's event.

  • ISEC Team creativity garners back-to-back awards for OPSEC posters

    May 25, 2012

    These are the catch-phrases of two award-winning posters that members of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC) Operations team developed in order to raise operations security (OPSEC) awareness.

  • SEC Field Office Relocates to Kuwait

    May 25, 2012

    As part of the United States military drawdown in Iraq, CECOM Software Engineering Center's field support has relocated its 402nd Army Field Support Brigade Regional Office from Iraq to Kuwait.

  • CTSF working with industry to support Army Agile Process

    May 25, 2012

    The Central Technical Support Facility is working with industry in its recent and continuing effort to support the Army's Agile Process.

  • 1049th Transportation Company navigates the demobilization process

    May 25, 2012

    "The demobilization process is a critical part of redeployment. We need Soldiers to focus on ensuring they resolve all issues -- medical, dental, behavioral health and administrative -- before they go home to their families," explained Col. Michael S. Shrout, commander, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division East. The 72nd FA Bde., oversees the demobilization process for all Reserve Component Soldiers redeploying through on JBMDL.

  • Kentucky's National Guardsmen Work Together for CERFP Evaluations

    May 25, 2012

    The Kentucky National Guard's Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear high-yield Explosives Enhanced Response Force Package is a mouthful, even for its members. But whether they wear Army ACUs or Air Force ABUs, the Guardsmen assigned to the CERFP are "one team, one fight," according to 1st Lt. Amy Holmes.

  • Law Enforcement golf outing benefits partnership, community charity

    May 25, 2012

    Local and Georgia State Law Enforcement were involved in a close pursuit May 17 at Hunter Army Airfield, as participants vied for title championships during the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement/First Responder Golf Outing.

  • WTB opens new barracks complex

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the Fort Stewart Warrior Transition Battalion have a new place to call home with the opening of the new, $25.1 million barracks complex located across from Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital. The 144,600 square-foot complex includes two buildings with two apartment-style floor plans. One plan is a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a shared kitchen, living room and laundry room. The second floor plan offers a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a shared kitchen.

  • Waltzing through marriage retreat brings intimacy, understanding

    May 25, 2012

    Romance and other key factors to a healthy marriage, were part of the teachings of Mark Gungor's "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" discussed at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat, May 18-20. More than 20 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield couples participated in the retreat which was held at the Savannah Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

  • Stewart-Hunter AAFES premiers Cold Stone Creamery, welcomes Graf X Factory to line-up

    May 25, 2012

    Though the attraction may have been free ice cream for a year and customized engraving on just about any type of material, the ribbon cutting ceremony for Cold Stone Creamery and Graf X Factory was a success for those in attendance, May 18.

  • Families encouraged to assess their comprehensive fitness levels

    May 25, 2012

    "The days of the Army telling Soldiers that their spouse wasn't issued in their rucksack are long gone," said First Army Division East Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin Rodriguez. The Army considers the Soldier's family as part of the Soldier. The family is part of the team and if the team suffers, so does the Army. To use the words of the Army: "The Army is the strength of the Nation, the Soldier is the strength of the Army and the Family is the strength of the Soldier." "We now realize that for a Soldier to be 100 percent focused on the mission, things at home need to be taken care of. They play a huge role in keeping our Soldiers fit and combat ready," Rodriguez explained. But for families to keep their Soldiers fit, they themselves must be taken care of as well. To that end, the Army -- and Rodriguez -- encourages families to use the GAT.

  • EEO Counselors added to the Stewart-Hunter team

    May 25, 2012

    Twenty-five volunteers were certified May 18 to counsel issues of alleged discrimination on behalf of the Fort Stewart-HunterArmy Airfield Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.

  • DPW receives SoA award for restoration efforts, improvement

    May 25, 2012

    For their dedication to the environment and continued support to the installation, the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Public Works was recognized with the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, May 17.

  • ASA pays visit to 396th TC

    May 25, 2012

    The 396th Transportation Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, hosted a visit from the Hon. Thomas R. Lamont, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

  • Discount Tactical Gear

    May 25, 2012

    To the extreme coupon aficionado, the phrase "Army Values" might indicate a sale on uniforms, tank parts and all things green and tan, but for those of us that have raised our right hand and recited the oath of enlistment, along with our families and supporters, the Values represent a way of life.

  • First PMCS, then the training

    May 25, 2012

    In preparation for their upcoming M16 qualification, Soldiers assigned to the 632nd Maintenance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division take Preventive Maintenance Check and Services seriously.

  • Grafenwoehr honors fallen Soldiers during wreath-laying ceremony

    May 25, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The Grafenwoehr Military Community conducted a wreath-laying ceremony May 24 here to remember fallen Servicemembers in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Voices of Valor, first of four in a series

    May 25, 2012

    The Frontline introduces a new series titled "Voices of Valor," which shares stories of Soldiers' heroism and courage while in combat. The Soldiers depicted in the series discuss their experiences and close-encounters with the enemy. Command Sergeant Major Jeff Moser represents the first series of four.

  • 3/15 Soldiers take training to next degree, platoon-level training

    May 25, 2012

    After becoming proficient with individual, team and squad-level tasks, Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, took training to the next degree and conducted platoon live-fire exercises, May 15-18.

  • AER surpassed goal, thanks to community support

    May 25, 2012

    During these tough economic times, raising funds to help others may seem like a daunting task, yet Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians and retirees answered the call in an overwhelming way.

  • Army's oldest NCO Academy graduates newest warrior leaders in Europe

    May 25, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Multi-national students of Warrior Leader Course Class 08-12 graduated during a ceremony held at the 7th Army Non-commissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 24.

  • Resiliency graduates lead IMCOM mark

    May 25, 2012

  • Old Guard Soldiers put 'Flags In' for 2012 Memorial Day

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) placed flags on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and the U.S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, May 24, 2012. The ceremony known as "Flags In" is performed to commemorate and honor U.S. military personnel ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and has been conducted annually since 1948.

  • Clinic coordinates mammogram screening

    May 25, 2012

    The Katterbach Health Clinic scheduled a mammogram screening for women at the local hospital here May 22. Of the 16 slots available, only half were filled.

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