Archive: May 2012

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  • Chinooks make historic 3,400-mile journey to Alaska

    May 23, 2012

    Four Chinook helicopters were flown 3,400 miles from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. to their new home with the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • TAMC ohana embrace Asian, Pacific Island cultures

    May 22, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Kyser Auditorium at Tripler Army Medical Center was standing room only as staff piled in to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 17.

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 23, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • Honorable Alan F. Estevez Visit to AMC

    May 22, 2012

    COL Daniel Williams gives a tour of the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters building to the Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, while he was at Redstone Arsenal for briefings with GEN Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC's Commanding General.

  • Honduras construction sites make steady progress

    May 23, 2012

    U.S. military engineers working with Honduran forces are making headway building two schoolhouses and two medical clinics in rural communities as part of Beyond the Horizon Honduras.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $4.4 million contract to dredge Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Inner B

    May 22, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 22, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc., in the amount of $4,431,200 for maintenance dredging of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Inner Basin to Viola Turning Basin in Calhoun County, Texas.

  • AMC names Bochenek as First Chief Technology Officer

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Huntsville, Ala. -- In the newly-created Chief Technology Officer position, Dr. Grace M. Bochenek will provide AMC with a single authority for its Science and Technology (S&T) and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) operations.

  • US Army Pacific Memorial Day Message

    May 22, 2012

    Memorial Day is an American tradition marking the start of summer. The next 100 days represent one of the most enjoyable - and statistically dangerous -- periods of the entire year for US Army Pacific personnel, and I challenge each of you to put safety first during this summer season, whether on- or off-duty.

  • Army Family Child Care offers options

    May 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Many military families are unaware of the Army's Family Child Care Program, or FCC, as a viable child care option.

  • Ayers to receive the Audie Murphy Patriotism Award

    May 22, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the command's very own will be honored with the Audie Murphy Patriotism Award at this year's Spirit of America Festival. Her name is Laura Ayers, general engineer and liaison officer at headquarters Army Materiel Command.

  • Hawaii residents, community urged to prepare now for hurricane season

    May 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is preparing for hurricane season by conducting its annual hurricane exercise, Makani Pahili, which is Hawaiian for "strong winds," from May 29 to June 8, 2012.

  • Aloha Center receives HFF award

    May 22, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- At the height of World War II, with the war raging at its peak, something unusual was happening near Fort Shafter. Local workers were building an oasis in the heart of the industrial munitions-production installation known as the Hawaiian Ordnance Depot.

  • Harvard-bound

    May 22, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. -- Carolyn Erickson, Reserve Component supervisory human resources specialist, 191st Infantry Brigade, Division West, is presented with a gift of appreciation at her farewell luncheon in Lacey May 9. She was selected for the HQDA G-3/5 Strategic Education and Development Program (formerly the Harvard Strategist Program). Erickson, a major in the Army Reserve, will pursue a master's degree in public administration at Harvard University, followed by a utilization tour within the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-3/5 and the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve. (Photo by Leslie Thomas, 191st Infantry Brigade, Division West Public Affairs)

  • Fisher House opens new site for families of wounded

    Mar 12, 2013

    A new Fisher House was opened at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 22, 2012, for the families of service members who wind up injured and find themselves in a military hospital.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital dedicates Fisher House

    May 22, 2012

    Military and civilian leaders cut the ribbon for the first Fort Belvoir Fisher House Tuesday during a dedication ceremony at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. The Fort Belvoir Fisher House joins a network of 56 operational Fisher Houses in the United States and Germany.

  • 864th Engineers honored with painting

    Nov 7, 2011

    Package about the 864th Engineer Battalion unveiling a painting honoring combat engineers in Afghanistan. Produced by Staff Sgt. Wendy Hall. Also available in high definition

  • Scott County Y hosts annual dinner

    May 30, 2012

  • Eller earns fourth Olympic berth in double trap

    Mar 21, 2013

    Reigning Olympic double trap gold medalist Sgt. Glenn Eller III earned his fourth Olympic berth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Shotgun Team Trials, May 18-19, 2012, at the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club in Arizona.

  • Outgoing senior garrison NCO awarded Legion of Merit

    May 22, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Prince wanted to slip out of town quietly and head to his next assignment. But that wasn't to be, as hundreds of friends and coworkers turned out for a luncheon where the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's senior noncommissioned leader was hailed and honored with the awarding of the Legion of Merit.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade plays it safe with adopted school

    May 23, 2012

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- With the summer just around the corner, Soldiers in the 120th Infantry Brigade helped children with one more lesson before the end of the school year during a recent visit to its adopted school in Gatesville.

  • ASC participates in AUSA Military Appreciation Day

    May 22, 2012

  • Lake Park holds groundbreaking for new Army Reserve facilities

    May 22, 2012

    Five Army Reserve units will have a new home early next summer in Lake Park, Fla. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on May 19 at the new site of a 64,514 square foot facility on 13 acres of land.

  • Leaders, parents, administrators brainstorm to support students

    May 25, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Traffic safety, new administrators and the high school's Student-2-Student program were topics at the Installation Advisory Committee Meeting May 9. During the quarterly IAC forum at Aukamm Elementary School, which brings Wiesbaden school administrators together with parent, garrison and unit partnership leaders, members recognized outgoing principals Sue Gurley of Aukamm Elementary School and Chuck Fannin of Wiesbaden Middle School. "We are saying goodbye at the end of the school year to two of our community stalwart supporters," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander.

  • Watching paint dry: the only paint shop operated by Soldiers

    May 22, 2012

    The 529th Regimental Support Company Motor Pool Paint Shop on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is unique to the entire Army. "It's the only paint shop in the entire Army run by Soldiers," said CW4 Charles Blake, the company's regimental maintenance officer.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Using magic to help teach science

    May 22, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Two classes of Aukamm Elementary School first-graders unanimously turned their thumbs up for Brian Temple after he lit a piece of flash paper on fire and magically made it reappear as a $100 bill.

  • Monte Kali: More than 1,500 participants take part in international shooting contest

    May 22, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Bundeswehr Staff Sgt. Eugene Nagel had one main reason for standing in a long line with about 100 other German Soldiers at the 29th International Monte Kali Cup Shooting. He wanted to shoot an American M16 rifle and M9 pistol, and this was one of the few chances he would get to do so. "I've never shot these guns before," Nagel said, and he hoped to find out the differences between the American weapons and the German P8 pistol and G36 rifle, which are standard for the Bundeswehr.

  • Shooter targets Olympic Trials after gold medal performance in Italy

    Jul 26, 2012

    Three-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, used some of that knowledge and claimed a gold medal at the Italy Rifle and Pistol World Cup May 17, 2012, in Milan.

  • Biography: Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick

    May 22, 2012

    Biography: Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, chief of engineers, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    May 22, 2012

    The 409th Contracting Support Brigade held a change of command ceremony on the Panzer Parade Field at Panzer Kaserne here, May 10, welcoming the new commander, Col. William Bailey, and wishing a fond farewell to the outgoing commander, Col. Debra Daniels.

  • Provost Marshal retires after 27 years of service

    May 22, 2012

    Colonel Steven M. Lynch retired as the Provost Marshal of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and The U.S. Army Military District of Washington after 27 years of service on May 17, 2012.

  • McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions

    May 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that language and culture skills are critical for the successful accomplishment of missions overseas today and in the future, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, May 21, 2012.

  • Welcome to the 3d ESC!

    May 22, 2012

    Since arriving at Kandahar Air Field, our Soldiers have been very busy as we are now the senior logisticians in county and are responsible for all logistics operations within the Afghanistan theater. As the commanding element of Joint Sustainment Command -Afghanistan, the 3d ESC is overseeing more than 40,000 logistics Soldiers, civilians and contractors, providing support to United States forces, Coalition partners and Afghan forces in theater.

  • Yongsan conducts noncombatant evacuation operation exercise

    May 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Military dependents, non-emergency essential Civilians and contractors took part in Courageous Channel 12, a mandatory noncombatant evacuation operation exercise here on garrison, May 17-19.

  • Our Leadership!

    May 22, 2012

    Brigadier General Kristin K. French is a native of Glen Rock, NJ. She graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1986 and was commissioned into the Regular Army as a lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps.

  • District welcomes next Corps commander

    May 22, 2012

    The Los Angeles District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, currently the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, during his visit here May 18.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomes veterans for Armed Forces Day

    May 22, 2012

    On a normal day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's dining facility, Soldiers mull in and out, get their lunch and go back to their place of duty. Recently, the facility was filled with stories of the past as 12 Natick veterans visited for an Armed Forces Day luncheon.

  • Job opportunities abound at USAG Yongsan

    May 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- In order to enrich the lives and careers of Community members, Army Community Service of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held a job fair at the Dragon Hill Lodge, May 18.

  • SAHS students deliver donations to orphanage in style with the Road Dragons

    May 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Students from Seoul American High School and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority delivered donations and various supplies for kids in Namsan-won, an orphanage located near Namsan, May 20.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts aerobithon

    May 21, 2012

    An aerobithon was held at the Super Gym here on May 19, with participants dancing, spinning, and jumping their way to better fitness. The aerobithon included a warm-up session, followed by Zumba, a stationary bicycle workout and yoga.

  • Korean students get taste of American life through Good Neighbor English Camp

    May 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan treated Korean high school students to a little slice of Americana during the 2012 U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor English Camp, May 13-19.

  • K-16 Commissary open, stocked and ready

    May 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- K-16 Community members were thrilled to see their long-anticipated commissary open, May 17. The $3.8 million project would give the more than 1,400 authorized shoppers living in the vicinity of the K-16 Air Field access to over 4,500 items of groceries, produce and meat products.

  • 249th Prime Power wins first place in International Lineman's Rodeo

    May 22, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David Puster, Command Sgt. Maj. Cedric Green and members of Company D, 249th Prime Power, 302d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepting the first place overall trophy in the military category during the 28th Annual International Lineman's Rodeo held March 21 in Southbridge, Mass.

  • Water park a splash

    May 21, 2012

    Splish & Splash made quite a wave on May 19, as the popular water park opened here for the season.

  • 201st BfSB bids welcome/farewell to CSM's

    May 23, 2012

    For the second time in as many weeks, the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade assembled at Watkins Field, in observance of yet another very important event. Soldiers, Family and friends took to the bleachers to watch, as the 201st BfSB welcomed its new command sergeant major, Dayron Vargas, and bid farewell to departing Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Thornton, in a change of responsibility ceremony, May 18.

  • Humphreys holds Courageous Channel exercise

    May 21, 2012

    Courageous Channel 12, a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise, was conducted here May 17-19. Courageous Channel is an annual exercise held in Korea, which allows U.S. military dependents, non-emergency essential civilians and contractors to walk through the evacuation process that would be used in a noncombatant evacuation scenario.

  • Arlington anniversary marked with Taps

    May 21, 2012

    Hundreds of buglers and trumpeters played Taps at Arlington National Cemetary to mark the cemetery's anniversary over the weekend.

  • USACE Galveston District welcomes new deputy commander

    May 22, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 21, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District welcomed its new deputy commander Maj. Marty Maldonado today. Outgoing deputy Lt. Col. James Schultze was selected to command the 15th Engineer Battalion based in Schweinfurt, Germany.

  • Fort Hood, Central Texas welcome Vietnam vets home

    May 22, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, kicked off Phantom Warrior Week, a week-long celebration of service, with a long overdue homecoming ceremony and a bit of closure.

  • Parent, child therapy aims to improve military family relationships

    Oct 9, 2012

    HONOLULU --A family-focused therapy program has been adopted recently by Tripler Army Medical Center with the intent to improve military family relationships.

  • Pancake breakfast brings night shift workers together for fun, resiliency

    May 25, 2012

    HONOLULU - Because resiliency isn't just a 9-5 proposition, inclusive only to those who work when the sun shines, Tripler Army Medical Center's Care Provider Support Program, or CPSP, brought resiliency training to those who man the mission on what the rest of us consider "after hours" May 4, here.

  • Families set the stage for a successful `Rendezvous with Destiny

    May 18, 2012

    Soldiers and family members make up our Army. While they each play different roles, soldiers must complete their assigned mission and family members are expected to "hold down the fort" while their soldier is deployed.

  • Afghanistan front and center at NATO Summit

    May 21, 2012

    Afghanistan dominates discussions of NATO countries' heads of state and other government leaders during the NATO Summit in Chicago.

  • Friends and neighbors

    May 21, 2012

    Manhattan community leaders visit Fort Riley.

  • General, Mrs. Dempsey thank military families for their service

    May 21, 2012

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and his wife Deanie extend their personal words of appreciation for military families as part of Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Army Now - A U.S. Army Veteran presents a movie at the G.I. Film Festival

    May 21, 2012

    A U.S. Army Veteran presents a movie at the G.I. Film Festival that goes the extra mile to tell the story of WWII accurately.

  • Hancock dominates skeet at U.S. Olympic Shotgun Trials

    May 22, 2012

    Resembling the form that earned him a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Sgt. Vincent Hancock crushed skeet competitors at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Shotgun Team Trials May 18-20, 2012, at the Tucson Trap & Skeet Club in Arizona.

  • Earth Day Program a Hit!

    May 22, 2012

    About 500 students from three Harford County Elementary Schools and the APG youth centers at Aberdeen and Edgewood participated in the Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration at the APG Youth Services Center, April 13. ARL and North Harford High School (NHHS) conducted nine hands-on experiments for the students, including one on alternative energy (snap circuits), how to collect insect specimens in the environment, and how animals adapt to their surroundings.

  • Army Now - a Candle Light ceremony to remember more than six million Jews whom lost their lives

    May 21, 2012

    In Vicenza, Italy a Candle Light ceremony is held to remember more than six million Jews whom lost their lives from 1939 to 1945.

  • Dubinskiy named SPIE Fellow

    May 21, 2012

    Dr. Mark Dubinskiy, a physicist and team leader in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and an Optical Society of America Fellow, was recently promoted to the rank of Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. According to the society, Dubinskiy was promoted to SPIE Fellow "for his achievements in research and development of new laser materials, advanced laser concepts and architectures for highly-scalable and efficient solid-state lasers."

  • PRESS RELEASE: Defense researchers exceed 1 Gbps in SATCOM throughput

    May 21, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Department of Defense researchers made a giant leap toward increasing satellite throughput by successfully transmitting an unprecedented 1.3 gigabit per second (Gbps) carrier signal via the Wideband Global Satellite during the wee hours of the morning, May 19 at the Wahiawa satellite communications, or SATCOM, facility in Hawaii.

  • ARL employee participates in search and rescue exercise

    May 22, 2012

    In addition to conducting his daily duties as chief of the operations center at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Jerry Weiss is also very active in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Weiss is a former Maryland Wing Commander (2006--2010) and the current A3/5 Operations and Plans Officer.

  • Third Army mentors recognized at local school

    May 21, 2012

    The rainy weather may have canceled the outdoor picnic and festivities but it did not stop Third Army/ARCENT Mentorship Program Soldiers from being honored at a ceremony at Wilder Elementary School in Sumter, S.C. Friday, May 18.

  • Pittsburgh District Weld Shop, Structural Design partner for money saving lifting device

    May 21, 2012

    Pittsburgh Engineer Warehouse and Repair Shop (PEWARS) employees recently used a new lifting device to load a temporary dam into a barge for use during the upcoming lock chamber dewatering at Lock 4, Monongahela River.

  • Ordnance Corps inducts 12 into Hall of Fame

    May 21, 2012

    U.S. Army Ordnance Corps inducts 12 into Hall of Fame May 16.

  • Experts meet to discuss COIN manual revision

    May 21, 2012

    More than 200 military practitioners and civilian counterinsurgency theorists, academicians, and representatives from civilian research institutions met at Fort Leavenworth May 8-11 to provide input to the Counterinsurgency Center's revision of the Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual. Their collective thoughts, ideas and recommendations will shape the first draft of the revised Army Field Manual 3-24/Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5, "Counterinsurgency."

  • Radford AAP participates with government agencies during WMD exercise

    May 21, 2012

    Exercise with different federal, state, and local agencies participating

  • Taps anniversary honors national song of remembrance

    May 22, 2012

    Intermingled with song birds and reverent silence, 200 buglers from around the country collectively sounded America's most recognizable bugle call May 19, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery for the 150th anniversary of "Taps."

  • Fort McNair archaeological report revealed

    May 22, 2012

    A late autumn/winter subterranean survey at Fort McNair has literally unearthed new findings, while answering but posing new questions regarding past historical structures and events that once occurred on the installation peninsula in southwest Washington, D.C.

  • Natick Soldiers run home for PTSD, traumatic brain injury

    May 23, 2012

    A dozen active duty Soldiers and civilians from Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the Boston Red Sox Run-Walk to Home Base, May 20, 2012.

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored during 200th Ordnance Corps anniversary celebration

    May 21, 2012

    A Medal of Honor recipient was honored May 17 as part of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' 200th anniversary celebration. A large crowd turned out to view the U.S. Army Ordnance School's parade field dedication ceremony here in honor of Maj. Hulon B. Whittington, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions that occurred on July 29, 1944, while attached to the 41st Armored Infantry, 2nd Armored Division, near Grimesnil, France.

  • The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force Hiring Twenty Civilian and Military Interns for Summer 2012

    May 21, 2012

    Varied, hands-on internship positions throughout organization will help increase innovation for the Army, generate collaboration with key academia, and offer students impactful summer opportunities.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day is among the most revered of holidays in our Army. We remember those who have fallen before us, and during this era of persistent conflict, honor the memory of those now absent from our formations. Thank you for your continued service, which ensures their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • 3d ESC Soldiers tour water bottling facility

    May 21, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (May 18, 2012) -- Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) toured the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency water bottling facility at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan on May 15.

  • 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Week of the Eagles

    Aug 6, 2012

    The "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will host the 2012 Week of the Eagles, Aug. 10-17, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky., to reflect upon all that the division's Soldiers have achieved since the unit was created with no history, but with a "Rendezvous with Destiny."

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • President Obama visits US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico troops

    Jun 22, 2012

    Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan- The troops of the 246th Quartermaster Detachment (QM DET) , US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, currently mobilized in Afghanistan, received the visit from the President of the United States, during Pres. Obama's visit to the country at the beginning of May 2012.

  • Maj. Gen. Mark A. Graham, FORSCOM G3, retires.

    May 21, 2012

    After more than 34 years of service, Maj. Gen. Mark A. Graham bid farewell to the Army today during a ceremony hostedby Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command. Graham's last assignment of many over his career was as the deputy chief ofstaff for the FORSCOM G-3/5/7 (Plans, Operations, Training Directorate). Maj. Gen. Graham and his wife, Carol, were also honored during the ceremony for tirelessly championing military and civilian efforts to promote mental health and suicide prevention awareness.

  • Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development process

    May 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

  • SLIDESHOW: San Antonio hosts first-ever Armed Forces Day River Parade

    May 21, 2012

    The inaugural "Here's to our Heroes" Military River Parade celebrated National Armed Forces Day along the San Antonio River Walk. Grand Marshal Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, kicked off the parade in the first of 25 floats, the Army float.

  • Redeployment affects health clinic's appointment availability

    May 21, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The health clinic here will support medical redeployment operations for Soldiers returning from Afghanistan throughout the month of June.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers attend Olympic Media Summit

    Mar 21, 2013

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit got a glimpse into their future as they participated in the United States Olympic Committee's Media Summit, May 13-15, 2012, in Dallas.

  • Local bikers kick off rust for safety

    May 22, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- On May 4, Soldiers, civilians and local nationals donned helmets, padded jackets and sturdy boots for the annual Motorcycle Safety Awareness Day. Nearly 90 riders came out to revive their skills in maneuvering, fast breaking and avoiding obstacles after a long winter where bikes stay in storage and even diehards prefer the comfort of a car. This review can play a significant role in keeping the community safe. According to Acting Garrison Safety Director William Whitman, motorcycle accidents account for the "most off-duty fatalities" in the Army. Whitman cites the hazardous nature of motorcycles as large part of the problem. They're fast, unstable on two wheels and leave the rider vulnerable to dangers on the road.

  • Young artists exhibit work nationally

    May 22, 2012

    Three young ladies were chosen by Netzaberg Youth Center staff to represent Grafenwoehr in the Overseas European Regional level of the exhibition.

  • Obama: NATO summit reaffirms commitment to collective security

    May 21, 2012

    A year and a half after the NATO members at their summit in Lisbon, Portugal, pledged bold action to revitalize the future alliance, heads of state and government are reaffirming commitment to their collective defense and security, President Barack Obama said in Chicago, May 20, 2012.

  • Army team begins Mount McKinley climb

    Jun 11, 2012

    Six instructors from Army's Northern Warfare Training Center cadre landed on the Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska, May 17, to begin a 14-to-20-day climb to the summit of Mount McKinley, also known as Denali

  • Texas National Guardsmen exchange best practices with Burundi soldiers

    May 21, 2012

    Texas National Guardsmen had the opportunity to share best practices with Burundi soldiers preparing for an upcoming deployment during a visit to Mudubugu, Burundi, March 26-April 6, 2012.

  • Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School announces course dates

    May 21, 2012

    The Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School, based out of Fort Carson, Colo., is filling its classes of the Special Forces Senior Mountaineering Course throughout the summer of 2012. The school trains special-operations personnel to survive in and move through mountainous terrain during military operations.

  • Culinary experts demonstrate flare for flavor, vie for title of division Iron Chefs

    May 21, 2012

    Some of the installation's top food service experts were in a frenzy at Fort Drum, N.Y., slicing, dicing and sautéing in hopes of earning the title of "Iron Chef," May 9, 2012.

  • Performance specialist prepares players for 2012 Warrior Games

    May 21, 2012

    A performance enhancement specialist from Fort Jackson was part of the support staff preparing Soldiers for competing in this year's Warrior Games.

  • Dog days of summer come early to the Arsenal

    May 21, 2012

    Nearly 30 regional law enforcement K-9 teams and trainers converged May 16 on the Watervliet Arsenal to not only train their dogs, but also themselves. The daylong exercise brought together K-9 teams and trainers from such places as New London, Conn., Pittsfield, Mass., as well as from several New York communities, and was coordinated by the Albany Police Department.

  • Scranton Army Ammunition Plant sees sustainability as good business

    May 21, 2012

    The Scranton Army Ammunition Plant won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability by using technology and best practices to reduce and reuse water, improve air emissions in the production facility, reduce hazardous materials by evaluating the latest technology and engaging in multiple energy efficiency projects.

  • Holding fiscal law training on post saves Army almost $400,000

    May 21, 2012

    Mike Schroeder did the math and figured out the Army could save around $400,000 by bringing the trainers to Fort Bragg, N.C., instead of sending Fort Bragg resource managers to training elsewhere.

  • Two days in the desert, focused on energy technologies

    Jun 5, 2012

    Senior leaders from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (ASA IE&E), spent two days in the desert at the White Sands to see, touch and gain Soldier feedback on new power systems being evaluated in the field.

  • Army family Action Plan delegates choose two key issues

    May 19, 2012

    Comparable access to care for exceptional Family members at joint service assignments and permanent change of station/temporary additional duty priority in privatized lodging for Soldiers and their Families are the two top issues raised this year at the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Defense Secretary praises Corps' 100 years of flight

    May 19, 2012

    Multiple decades of aerial adaptation, agility, steadfastness and excellence were recognized by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta May 16 as the Marine Corps, guests and invited dignitaries celebrated another milestone in the corps' storied history.

  • Fort McNair archaeological report revealed

    May 19, 2012

    A late autumn/winter subterranean survey at Fort McNair has unearthed new findings, while answering some old questions and posing new ones about historical structures and events that once occurred on the installation peninsula in southwest Washington, D.C.

  • JBM-HH celebrates diversity

    May 19, 2012

    Striving for excellence in leadership, diversity and inclusion, the 2012 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month theme was resonated by Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki as he addressed a crowd of about 250 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center May 16.

  • U.S. Army Alaska welcomes new commander

    May 18, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett became the 36th commander of U.S. Army Alaska in a change of command ceremony May 17 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Soldiers school public about Army during 2012 JSOH

    May 21, 2012

    The Army's Golden Knights and the Navy's Blue Angels headlined at the 2012 Joint Service Open House at Joint Base Andrews, which ran May 18-20, 2012.

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