Archive: May 2012

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  • U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Macedonia visits NATO multi-national exercises

    May 25, 2012

    PEPELISHTE, Republic of Macedonia - The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia and the Chief of Defense of the Republic of Macedonian Army observed training at the NATO-led multi-national exercises here May 23, 2012. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Europe's 21st Theater Sustainment Command and Joint Multi-national Training Command also participated in the exercises along with the Vermont Army National Guard, who is the state partner to the host country; a total of 25 countries are participating in the exercises which runs May 16-29.

  • Origami Made Easy

    May 25, 2012

    Origami Workshop at the Adelphi Laboratory Center one of many events this month to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

  • USAG Red Cloud headquarters company has new leaders

    May 30, 2012

    A headquarters unit whose troops work mainly in key administrative offices of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud has new leadership following ceremonies here May 23.

  • Lewis-McChord Criminal Investigation Division grants child's wish

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the 44th Military Police Detachment came together to make Cobey Pretz' dream of becoming a criminal investigator a reality, May 19, 2012, at Join Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Fort Irwin Soldiers take on Pre-Ranger Course

    May 25, 2012

    All the way through a Ranger Physical Fitness Test, an obstacle course, and a12- mile ruck march, the instructors of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Pre-Ranger Course gave the cadets 110 percent of their attention to help to help them pass the course May 7-11.

  • Green Neighbor sharing of Yongsan environmental program

    May 25, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "Yongsan is very transparent, especially in regards to the environment." That was the assessment from Maj. Lim Sin-taek, a Military officer with the Korean Ministry of National Defense (MND), after participating in U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's internal Environmental Management System (EMS) audit, May 22.

  • New lieutenant colonel among USAKA ranks

    May 24, 2012

    Travis Cornett is promoted to lieutenant colonel at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll.

  • Soldiers discuss leaving RMI to serve in U.S. military

    Jun 12, 2012

    Three Marshallese Soldiers serving in the U.S. Army discuss overseas deployments and life in the military.

  • Community Relations Council held with U.S., RMI representatives

    Jun 1, 2012

    U.S., RMI representatives met to discuss community-level issues between the U.S. and RMI.

  • CERFP Training Exericse

    May 24, 2012

  • MMW operators recognized for support efforts

    May 24, 2012

    Radar operators at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll recognized by Lt. Gen. Richard Formica for support efforts.

  • First U.S. Army Soldier trained in Coast Guard maritime search, rescue

    Jun 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll Soldier the first to complete U.S. coast Guard Maritime Search Planning course.

  • Paintball war slays stress

    May 24, 2012

    Paitball Championship on Camp Casey, May 12, 2012 Soldiers and Civilians take part in the annual Area I Paintball Championship held at Camp Casey May 12, 2012. The Youngsan team 4 1/2 Men were crowned the victors at the end of the day U.S.

  • Area I families rehearse evacuation

    May 24, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud May 18, Area I Soldiers scan passports or ID cards into the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation tracking system during exercise Courageous Channel, which the U.S. military in Korea holds twice yearly across the peninsula to rehearse the process of evacuating civilians in wartime or crisis. Once the scanning is done, evacuees are given bar-coded wristbands that allow them to be tracked at each stage of their journey to final destination.

  • Army pushes driver safety course

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers and Army civilians under age 26 can now receive the Army's mandatory Intermediate Driver Course in on-post classes taught by civilian contractors.

  • Yongsan spring cleans in anticipation of monsoon

    May 24, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community members participated in the annual Spring Clean-Up Exercise focusing on unit, activity, troop billet areas and Family Quarters, May 14-18.

  • Anniversary honors taps, national song of remembrance

    May 24, 2012

    Intermingled with song birds and reverent silence, 200 buglers from around the country collectively sounded America's most recognizable bugle call May 19 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Soldiers school public at Join Service Open House

    May 24, 2012

    The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, Md., which ran May 18-20. But not many visitors to the open house will get to crawl up on a Navy F/A-18 Hornet, the Blue Angel aircraft, or the Fokker C-31A that Soldiers jump from during a demonstration by the Golden Knights.

  • Pathfinders, Gold Star Families honor fallen to kick off Memorial Day weekend

    May 25, 2012

    The Pathfinders of 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcomed around 30 Gold Star Family members to Fort Campbell May 24 as they honored their six fallen Soldiers who were killed in southern Afghanistan May 26, 2011, by dedicating the unit's headquarters building on Fort Campbell in their memory.

  • Army Chief of Staff presents awards at Twilight Tattoo

    May 24, 2012

    More than a thousand visitors and residents of the nation's capital watched their host, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, present five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards, as Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performed to the sounds of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" during a Twilight Tattoo on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall May 23.

  • Her passion helps military families build resilience

    May 30, 2012

    Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, presented an Outstanding Civilian Service Award May 23, 2012, to a woman responsible for a new Sesame Street initiative for the children of deployed parents.

  • Army Birthday2

    May 24, 2012

    Sgt. Abraham Wallie records a shout out wishing Fort Drum, the 10th Mountain Division and the Northern Country a happy Army Birthday.

  • Cadet Command recognizes top performers for 2012

    May 24, 2012

    The U.S. Army Cadet Command has recognized 13 individuals for their contributions to training excellence, and their roles in furthering the Command's dual missions of preparing the next generation of the Army's leaders as well as a new generation of productive, responsible citizens.

  • NIE Cyber Threat Team hackers support OPFOR

    May 24, 2012

    While White Sands Missile Range Soldiers play the role of enemy combatants and insurgents during May's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, civilians from the Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate quietly play another kind of enemy behind the scenes.

  • Get up to speed on FOIA, Privacy Act

    May 24, 2012

    The first choice for servicemembers and veterans to obtain records should be to follow the guidance on the U.S. Army Human Resources Command website at https://www.hrc.army.mil/. The Standard Form, or SF, 180 is no more than a request for records used by the National Archives and Records Administration's National Personnel Records Center.

  • Polar Bears Warm Up to Veterans

    May 24, 2012

    Several Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) spent the day visiting local veterans at the Syracuse Regional Veterans Administration Hospital May 21.

  • Senior logistician addresses graduates

    May 24, 2012

    Senior logistician addresses graduates

  • Products containing lithium prohibited in international, military mail

    May 24, 2012

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) joined other international agencies, including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) May 16, 2012, as they will prohibit products containing lithium from being sent as mail matter to and from APO, FPO and DPO locations and on international commercial air transportation flights which will impact International and military mail.

  • Army Bday

    May 24, 2012

  • African Land Forces Summit closes in Kampala

    May 24, 2012

    The second biennial African Land Forces Summit came to a close, May 18, in a ceremony in Uganda's capital of Kampala.

  • Spotlight on...Susan Beury

    May 24, 2012

    Q & A with Susan Beury, Contract Specialist, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • New Army network gets workout at NIE

    May 25, 2012

    Stretched across vast distances and punishing terrain, the Army's new tactical communications network showed its promise as a combat enabler during the service's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, Soldiers and leaders said.

  • ACC-APG forges new ties with AbilityOne

    May 24, 2012

    Representatives from the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., took part in a kick-off ceremony in upstate New York for an AbilityOne contract.

  • Third Army/ARCENT tours Sumter schools, continues partnership

    May 24, 2012

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --Third Army/ARCENT was hosted by the Sumter School District for a tour of their schools and educational facilities Thursday, May 24. The tour was an opportunity for the Third Army/ARCENT team to see first-hand the local schools in the district, which include Shaw Air Force Base and Sumter, S.C.

  • TRADOC continues to refine, develop joint concept using GMAC

    May 31, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command team continue to work toward not only shaping the Army of 2020, but also the Joint Force of 2020 when they participated in a joint planning exercise in Okinawa, Japan, April 29 through May 11.

  • Paddle sports help injured Fort Meade service members heal

    May 24, 2012

    Team River Runner's chapter at Fort Meade helps injured service members and veterans heal through kayaking.

  • BG Fernandez' tenure extended as 1st MSC Commander

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, PR- The Department of Defense officially extended the tenure of Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernández as commander of the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, for another year.

  • Polar Bears Honor the Fallen with Barnes-Messer Award

    May 24, 2012

    The Barnes-Messer Award was established by the 4th Battalion 31st Infantry Command on February 1, 2011 to enhance morale and recognize our fallen while embracing our warrior culture. The award was named in honor of two 4-31 IN Soldiers who were killed during combat operation in Iraq, Sgt. Nathan Stanley Barnes and Sgt. Christopher P. Messer.

  • Army refining long-term MRAP plan

    May 25, 2012

    The Army is in the process of refining a long-term plan for its fleet of 20,000 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, service officials said.

  • Wallisville Locks back in operation to control salt water intrusion from Trinity Bay

    May 24, 2012

    WALLISVILLE, Texas (May 24, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project staff closed the salt water barrier navigation lock this morning to impede salinity intrusion on the Trinity River. The Corps will open the lock every hour on the hour from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily if needed to allow recreational boaters to move up and down the river.

  • Crane Army Employees Participate in Ride 2 Recovery Event

    May 24, 2012

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees enjoyed an opportunity to support America's disabled warriors May 19 when the Honor Ride Crane took place on and around Naval Support Activity, Crane, as part of the Ride 2 Recovery program.

  • 6th ADA becomes 30th ADA

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade changed designations to the 30th ADA in ceremonies at Fort Sill May 18. The reason for changing to the new unit designation came out of a surprising discovery made by Col. Bill Stacy, brigade commander.

  • Sill civilian makes most of mentoring

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Midway through Installation Management Command's centralized mentorship program, Tom Easterly is learning aspects about senior leaders and himself that he believes will make him a better person, Army civilian employee and leader.

  • Fort Sill Golf Course sports upgrades

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Fort Sill golf program is in full swing and looking good. In addition to the beautiful 18-hole golf course with tree-lined fairways and the beauty of Mother Nature everywhere you look, the golf course staff have made improvements and some are in the works to ensure it is the premier course in southwest Oklahoma.

  • Legal site adds new feature for Reserve/NG Soldiers

    May 24, 2012

    Many people don't think of legal issues until they have one. With Reserve and National Guard troops deploying almost as often as the active duty Soldiers, readiness has been a critical concern for over a decade throughout the two conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the various places in Eastern Europe, Africa or wherever else Citizen Soldiers may find themselves.

  • Logistics, Materiel Readiness leader visits Army Materiel Command

    May 24, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, the Honorable Alan F. Estevez, visited Army Materiel Command elements in Alabama May 22 -- 23.

  • Fort Sill spouses display true grit

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- These spouses heard the talk, now they've walked the walk. That walk included a rope bridge and a lot of climbing as 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery hosted its first Jane Wayne Days May 16-17.

  • LETRA ready to open May 25

    May 24, 2012

  • McDonald: Reflect on sacrifices, be safe

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On the 28th of May, we have an opportunity to observe one of our nation's finest traditions. While Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of summer, the meaning of this holiday is much more somber than the restful and enjoyable days that will follow. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in service to our country. This holiday has a special meaning to those who wear the uniform today, because those who brave the hazards of faraway lands to safeguard freedoms at home have a personal understanding of the sacrifices our service men and women make.

  • Patriot Pride 10K and Relay Results

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Meade's Patriot Pride 10K and Relay, the third race in the installation's annual run series, drew 170 runners on May 19.

  • Constitution Park rededicated at new site

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Constitution Park here contains the hallowed soil from sites of the famous Army battles: Little Big Horn, Mont.; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Normandy, France. The park's 13 field artillery unit memorials honor its fallen Soldiers, as well as Soldiers from the III Corps, which used to be at Fort Sill.

  • Exchange works to keep gas prices low

    May 24, 2012

    The Fort Meade Express location relies on a survey process to ensure prices are fair and competitive with the local community.

  • Fires Center of Excellence recognized for safety

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Training Soldiers for war is often a mixture of learning how to fight, use live ammunition and perform in severe weather conditions. Most importantly, that training needs to be done safely.

  • Fort Meade's new mobile command post allows DES to operate on the move

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Meade's new mobile command post is a self-containing communications center that can be set up at any location on the installation within 30 minutes.

  • Sill CG reveals new Fires brand

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Army personnel, active and retired, along with federal, state and local officials gathered May 16 for a reopening ceremony of Snow Hall. It preceded the Fires Center of Excellence State of Fires address and Fires brand unveiling by Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general.

  • Army emphasizes Strong Bonds program

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Did you know the Department of the Army invested more than $1.1 million in Fort Sill Soldiers and families in fiscal 2011 through the Strong Bonds program?

  • Marines serving Sill for 60 years

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On May 16 the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery Detachment commemorated more than 60 years of training Marines at the Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

    May 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month celebrates diversity at Fort Meade

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Meade's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance held May 17 at McGill Training Center featured three dance troupes, cultural displays, samples of Asian and Filipino foods, and the singing of the National Anthem by five members of the Navy Information Operations Command Maryland choir.

  • Social Security benefits for wounded warriors, survivors

    May 24, 2012

    The Social Security Administration says it will expedite processing for service members who were wounded and need to apply for disability benefits.

  • 'I will be a Soldier until the day I die' -- Fort Jackson honors military retirees

    May 24, 2012

  • Community salutes military service

    May 24, 2012

    The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation Military Affairs Council hosted the annual Armed Forces Day luncheon at the Broadmoor Hotel May 18 to thank the local military community for their service to the nation.

  • 'Lt. Dan' plays for Fort Carson audience despite rain, cold

    May 25, 2012

    Wind, rain and cold weather couldn't deter fans Saturday as hundreds gathered at Ironhorse Park to see the Lt. Dan Band perform.

  • Practice Run

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- Sgt. Corey Rosier, Fort Belvoir Headquarters and Headquarters Company Special Activities cannon detail, noncommissioned officer-in-charge fires a 75mm PAK Howitzer during a practice run of Fort Belvoir's Memorial Day Ceremony.

  • Swimmers, boaters reminded to focus on safety

    May 29, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- For most Americans, summer traditionally begins with Memorial Day weekend. Schools are about to close for the season and outdoor recreation moves to the top of the priority list. A hallmark of Memorial Day is the start of another season of water activities as area pools and beaches, undoubtedly among the most popular gathering places for youth to spend summer days with friends, open en masse. In the fun and freedom of summer vacation, however, it is often easy to forget the most important aspect of enjoying a memorable vacation, safety. Additionally, no form of recreation demands a greater appreciation of staying cautious, alert and prepared than water sports.

  • Community preps for hurricane season, DPTMS, Va. help

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- Hurricane Preparedness Week is Sunday through June 2 and Fort Belvoir community members will be receiving plenty of storm safety tips from the Directorate of Plans, Training and Mobilization, and Security officials on post. The security officials and DPTMS will provide preparation and emergency response information each day of the week, to help people through the upcoming hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

  • Carson honors Asian Pacific American culture

    May 24, 2012

    More than 330 Soldiers, Families and community members gathered Tuesday to celebrate the culture and heritage of Asian-Pacific Americans during the annual observance at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Two Sill Soldiers KIA

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two Fort Sill Soldiers serving in Operation Enduring Freedom were killed May 20.

  • Fort Meade's Officers' Spouses' Club presents annual scholarships

    May 24, 2012

    The Officers' Spouses' Club awarded five graduating high school seniors, one college student and a military spouse a total of more than $5,000 in scholarships at the organization's annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 15.

  • Soldiers begin the most important part of the reset process: Demobilization

    May 24, 2012

    When Soldiers return from deployment to Joint Base-McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, they start the most important part of the reset process -- demobilization. This crucial time allows Soldiers time to resolve medical, dental, behavioral health, financial and administrative issues prior to their release from active duty.

  • Fort Drum wounded warriors meet with commander at Nationals game

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), recently returned to Fort Drum from a yearlong deployment to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, where the fight to liberate the Afghan people from the control of the Taliban did not come without tremendous sacrifice by the Soldiers and Families of the Spartan Brigade.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Tolna Coulee construction on Devils Lake

    May 24, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, completed construction of the Tolna Coulee Control Structure in Tolna, N.D., May 22.

  • Sesame Street shares advice about PCS moves

    May 25, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May24) -- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families had children dancing in the aisles and waving light up toys May 16 at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater.

  • New York congressman visits Fort Drum firefighters

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Firefighters at Fort Drum's Garrett Loomis Fire Station dined with a special guest May 14, nearly one year since the facility opened.

  • Survivor Services Day aims to inform Families

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- Survivors of fallen Soldiers in the local community are invited to attend Fort Belvoir's second annual Survivor Services Day June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Army Community Service Survivor Outreach Service's office hosts the event to pay tribute to survivor Families, and also inform them of services available to them.

  • Belvoir recognized at Celebrate Partners Awards

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- Fort Belvoir Army Community Service Army Volunteer Corps Program and The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Belvoir chapter won awards at The Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships Celebrate Partners Awards banquet Monday. Faitheleen Henderson, ACS Army Volunteer Corps, manager received the Bruce Oliver Leadership award for her work with the Robert E. Lee High School's Work Awareness and Transition program while AFCEA received the Community Partner of the Year award for their contributions to Fort Belvoir Elementary School.

  • Fort Meade SKIES Unlimited performers keep step at spring recital

    May 24, 2012

    A tribute to the music of six decades was the theme of this year's spring recital for Child, Youth and School Services' SKIES Unlimited program on May 19 at Meade High School.

  • Officials mark Warrior Transition Battalion Complex opening at Fort Drum

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army and elected officials conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 14 at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex across from Guthrie Clinic to mark the culmination of a four-year construction project overseen by the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works; and U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Logistics / Facilities Division.

  • Fort Drum cleanup event educates community on waste avoidance

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- To help Fort Drum comply with Army regulations, post officials are finding new initiatives to better educate the community on recycling, reusing and salvaging waste.

  • Belvoir Elementary PTO carnival raises funds

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- Fort Belvoir Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization's annual carnival attracted Families from across the post to celebrate Armed Forces Day Saturday at the school. Family members ate hot dogs, pizza and chips, jumped on moon bounces, and played carnival games, during the PTO's annual fundraiser.

  • Bostick assumes command of Corps of Engineers

    May 25, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick became the 53rd U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general and U.S. Army chief of engineers during an assumption of command ceremony at Baruch Auditorium at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2012.

  • Commentary: Surviving the 10K hike on Fort Jackson

    May 24, 2012

    I participated in last weekend's Ruck for a Cure 10K and finished last.

  • During Memorial Day Weekend, make safety a No. 1 priority

    May 24, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- This Memorial Day, Americans across the country will honor the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our Nation and of our allies.

  • Fort Drum, surrounding community celebrates Armed Forces Day

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce and Noon Rotary Club sponsored the annual Armed Forces Day Luncheon to honor service members of Fort Drum on May 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Watertown just days before Watertown's annual Armed Forces Day Parade.

  • Community, Soldiers help make Special Olympics at Fort Drum a success

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Excitement flashed on the faces of students while they disembarked their buses and walked under the arch leading them to the Olympic Village. Music billowed through the air and hotdogs cooked on the barbeque as the students' lips formed broad smiles and eyes grew wide as they looked for their buddy dressed in blue.

  • Fort Jackson gets Army Strong

    May 25, 2012

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., participated in the post's annual Strongman Competition to see who was the strongest or fittest, May 17, 2012.

  • 249th Eng. Bn. teaches water, skin and other summer safety tips

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, conducted its third annual Safety Day for company members and their Families Friday at Soldier Statesmen Field. The theme for this year's event was "Take 5 for Safety" which encouraged people to take five minutes and think about your environment and situation to ensure you make the right decisions to save your life and/or the lives of those around you, according to Staff Sgt. Patrick Thomas, 249th Eng. Bn., HHC, Prime Power supervisor, heavy maintenance section.

  • Girl Scout troops active on Fort Meade for seven decades

    May 24, 2012

    The Girls Scouts Association on Fort Meade has focused on building camaraderie and community service since the 1940s.

  • Fort Drum conducts Mountain Salute for departing general

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) command group conducted a farewell ceremony Tuesday at Sexton Field for a general who has served three years at Fort Drum and who played a pivotal role in leading support and stability operations while deployed to Afghanistan this past year.

  • Post celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Safety Day prepares community for summer

    May 24, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 24) -- The Fort Belvoir community received summer wellbeing tips during the Safety Day Celebration at Specker Field House, May 17. The garrison's Safety Office hosted the event, promoting healthy and responsible decision-making to Soldiers and civilians during the upcoming 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety campaign.

  • Fort Meade Joint Service Run focuses on resiliency, health, unity

    May 24, 2012

    An estimated 2,400 runners participated in Fort Meade's Joint Service Run, which focused on resiliency, on May 18 here at Fort Meade.

  • Vanpoolers transition from paper to plastic

    May 24, 2012

    At the Detroit Arsenal, employees who take advantage of both SMART bus and the Army Mass Transportation Benefit Program through Michivan Vanpool Systems Incorporated will make the transition from paper to plastic effective July 1.

  • For Red Cross volunteer, helping is everything

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Claire Paige Zeigler starts off each week filing prescriptions Mondays at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, a volunteer position she has held since 2003.

  • Fort Drum SIGINT unit wins best in Army award

    May 24, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Signals Intelligence Platoon of B Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team ("Spartans"), 10th Mountain Division (LI), operating with an embedded National Cryptologic Support Team, distinguished themselves by being selected from other nominees across the Army to earn the prestigious Director's Trophy, while providing critical signals intelligence support during the brigade's deployment to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Cargo office delivers Alaskan Chinooks

    May 24, 2012

    Helicopters journey 3.4K nautical miles

  • Camp Arifjan holds Armed Forces Day 5K race

    May 24, 2012

    The Armed Forces Day 5K race was held May 19, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation race allowed an estimated 900 participants the opportunity to run in a competitive atmosphere and celebrate the true meaning behind Armed Forces Day.

  • Personal Perspective: Korean intern covers general's visit to 403rd AFSB

    May 24, 2012

  • Crystal, Minn., resident receives national Corps of Engineers award

    May 24, 2012

    The. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters recently selected St. Paul District employee and Crystal, Minn., resident Adéle Braun as the recipient of its inaugural 2012 Value Engineering "Rising Star" Award.

  • Camp Arifjan hosts Third Annual Gospel Extravaganza

    May 24, 2012

    The Third Annual Gospel Extravaganza was held on Friday, May 18 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The event included singing, dancing and poetry from members of the Camp Arifjan Gospel Choir, Camp Buehring Gospel Choir and Kuwaiti Naval Base Gospel Choir.

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