Archive: May 2012

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  • NY National Guard Honored for WTC Response

    May 18, 2012

    NEW YORK -- Members of the New York Army National Guard received high praise from New York State Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy and the WTC Tribute Center May 18 as part of the center's Armed Forces Day recognitions of New York's military response at ground zero after the terror attacks of 9/11.

  • USACE Galveston District's Kris Brown recognized as 2012 Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Ye

    May 21, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 18, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Kristine Brown, natural resources specialist and park ranger, was recognized as the 2012 Ronald J. Ruffennach Communicator of the Year.

  • ASC announces Best Warrior competition winners

    Jun 5, 2012

    Spc. Calvin Williams wins for second consecutive year

  • Division West trains MI Soldiers for Afghan deployment

    May 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Nearly 30 Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 301st Military Intelligence Battalion out of Phoenix, Ariz., recently came here to form Detachment 58 and train with Division West for their upcoming deployment.

  • 4-27 Field Artillery host day of fun and cannon fire

    May 18, 2012

    Over and over again, the cannon fire rings out loud across the New Mexico desert, as family and friends of 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Heavy Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, from Fort Bliss, Texas, participate in a battalion family day held at Dona Ana Range, N.M., May 2.

  • Virginia's DMV 2 Go assists Fort Belvoir drivers

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May17) -- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles partnered with Fort Belvoir to bring its DMV 2 Go mobile service unit to Belvoir Friday. The mobile unit, which provides all the services of a brick and mortar DMV, opened the first time on Belvoir with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

  • WCAP wrestler Lester expects nothing but gold from London

    Jul 26, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman wrestler Spc. Justin Lester has just one goal remaining on the mat.

  • Full reimbursement value program protects PCS Families

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May17) -- Protecting personal property is perhaps one of the most important concerns for Families experiencing Permanent Change of Station relocations during the upcoming summer moving season. Servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians can protect their possessions by taking advantage of the Full Replacement Value program during government sponsored moves. Instituted in 2007, FRV provides full reimbursement to personnel whose property is damaged or lost while in the custody of a transportation service provider.

  • May 17, 2012 -- CSA Remarks Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony of SPC4 Leslie Sabo Jr.

    May 18, 2012

  • LOGCAP support in Afghanistan - Photo Gallery

    May 18, 2012

  • Spouses treated like celebrities at Belvoir

    May 22, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 17) -- Military Spouses at Fort Belvoir enjoyed a fun and relaxing night at the Fort Belvoir Community Center during the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation's Spouse Appreciation Day, last Friday.

  • Warrior Combatives Training Center opens

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May17) -- Following months of infrastructure upgrades and renovations, the Fort Belvoir Warrior Combatives Training Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.

  • Belvoir celebrates Asian Pacific American heritage

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May17) -- The commanding general of the Northern Regional Medical Command spoke about hard work and bravery during Fort Belvoir's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance May 15. Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, Chinese and Puerto Rican American, shared his experiences growing up in Hawaii and the source of his career success with servicemembers and civilians in the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency Celebrates End of Chemical Agent Demilitarization Operations

    May 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) hosted a formal ceremony in recognition of the January 21, 2012, milestone--the successful completion of its chemical agent stockpile disposal mission.

  • Engineering upgrade reaps savings at depot

    May 18, 2012

    AMRDEC Engineers keep aviation mechanics supplied with parts and cost avoidance.

  • Wellness program leads to Boston Marathon

    May 21, 2012

    AMRDEC employees participate in wellness program and run Boston marathon.

  • Happy Birthday U.S. Army

    Jun 15, 2012

    June 14, 2012, is the Army's 237th Birthday. Learn all about it.

  • GI Film Festival Trailer

    May 18, 2012

    The GI Film Festival presents both classic and premier films celebrating the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty.

  • Army Secretary honors Sabo at Hall of Heroes induction

    May 18, 2012

    Slideshow Description: A day after Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Army and Defense officials inducted him into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, May 17, 2012.

  • JBLM prevails in first competitive inter-base video game exhibition, beats Riley in four rounds

    May 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- What has been dubbed the first institutional competitive video game match between bases went off without a hitch May 10 at the JBLM Warrior Zone.

  • Army S&T team develops power, energy solutions in Afghanistan

    May 21, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's science and technology command center in Afghanistan is unburdening Soldiers by improving power and energy capabilities in theater. Michael Zalewski, a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, deployed to Bagram Airfield from September 2011 to February 2012. He supported Operation Enduring Freedom by reducing the logistics burden of fuel on Soldiers. Zalewski served as the power and energy subject matter expert for the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, which brings civilian engineers and technicians to a central location to provide scientific solutions directly in theater.

  • Special Forces Soldiers graduate qualification training; honor green beret with Soldier's Medal

    May 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Special Forces regiment welcomed more than 120 men into its brotherhood during a Special Forces Qualification Course graduation ceremony May 17 in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • May 17, 2012 -- Speech - MOH Sabo, by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta

    May 18, 2012

    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Specialist Leslie Sabo Jr. As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Pentagon Hall of Heroes

  • JBLM EFMP family groups create sympathetic social networks

    May 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Michelle Jeffers, an Army spouse, knows that getting reestablished on each new installation can be a challenge. Having a son with a severe developmental delay doesn't make it easier.

  • Marines support 1-1 Cav. during NIE 12.2

    May 18, 2012

    MCGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- It's not unusual to find Soldiers taking advantage of downtime during a field training exercise by playing a game of cards, but it often does not involve Soldiers playing cards with Marines. http://www.dvidshub.net/news/88060/marines-support-1-1-cav-during-nie-122#.T7angBwyzEk The add media function is not allowing you to upload any content. The link provided will let you go to the supporting photos for this story.

  • Soldiers put NBC RV Strykers, Fox vehicles through .50-caliber range

    May 18, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- The morning sky was filled with numerous clouds giving the barren training area a picturesque background. The wind howled through, kicking up sand to help create a combat environment. Yet it couldn't compete with the power and thunderous boom of machine gun fire. The servos (a hydraulic system) clicked and clacked initiating the firing of the M2 .50-caliber machine gun. A remote operated turret controlled by a soldier protected inside the vehicle, charged the M2 with a metallic clunk, then squeezed the trigger of a joystick resembling one used for a flight simulator. The sound of the wind disappears as machine gun fire takes its place.

  • Fort Carson recognizes the force behind the force

    May 18, 2012

    Fort Carson recognized 123 volunteers for their exceptional service and dedication during the 2012 Fort Carson Volunteer Awards ceremony at the Elkhorn Conference Center on post, May 15.

  • 7th Signal Command recognizes Soldier, NCO of the Year

    May 18, 2012

    Two 21st Signal Brigade Soldiers earned recognition for their selection as the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at the Third Annual 7th Signal Command (Theater) Ball at Fort Gordon, Ga., recently.

  • Brig. Gen. Shahbudeen takes Command in Parwan

    May 18, 2012

    Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Shahbudeen, commander, Afghan National Military Police Brigade in Parwan, was recognized with a promotion ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Ghulam Farouq, commander, Afghan Detention Operations Command in Parwan, May 12, 2012.

  • Ordnance Corps marks 200-year legacy

    May 21, 2012

    As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, a range training complex at Fort Lee, Va., was dedicated May 16, 2012, in honor of Lt. Col. Harry M. "Bulldog" Downer, who gave more than 40 years of service to the nation.

  • Commander of 200th Military Police Command and the Adjutant General of Michigan visit Sabalu-Harriso

    May 18, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Sanford E. Holman, commander, 200th Military Police Command and Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais, adjutant general and director of military affairs for the state of Michigan, visited Camp Sabalu-Harrison and toured the Detention Facility in Parwan, May 8, 2012.

  • New Yorker National Guard Soldiers Compete in Northeastern Best Warrior Competition

    May 18, 2012

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, NY--Wednesday, May 16, was a very long day for the fourteen men and women striving to be the best Army National Guard Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officers in New England, New York and New Jersey. The day began with an Army Physical Fitness Test, was followed by a demanding land navigation course, a lunch time visit to the United States Military Academy, M-4 weapons qualification, a "stress shoot" testing marksmanship and physical endurance, a 6 mile forced march, and then night land navigation. "It's a busy day," said Spec. Brian Lekhmus, the New York Army National Guard's Soldier of the Year. Lekhmus, a college student and a member of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion from Salt Point, NY, was competing against six peers for the top Soldier title in the Northeast Region Best Warrior Competition. New York's top Non-Commissioned Officer for 2012, Sgt. David Martinson, of Troy, NY, was going up against six other sergeants to see who represents the region in a national competition of top National Guard Soldiers and sergeants later this year.

  • Kenner Moves Toward New Care Model

    May 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- For the past 15 months, Kenner Army Health Clinic has put a lot of time, energy and commitment into incorporating the patient-centered medical home at Fort Lee. The focus of this initiative reflects Kenner's belief that the patient is an integral part to the success of the patient-centered medical home.

  • Special-operations Soldiers share history, experience with local cadets

    May 18, 2012

    Young cadets from a local high school made an after-school visit to Fort Bragg, N.C. the afternoon of April 27 for a behind-the-scenes look at the Soldiers and history of the Army's special-operations force.

  • Asian Pacific Americans celebrated at Fort Belvoir observance

    May 18, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- The commanding general of the Northern Regional Medical Command spoke about hard work and bravery during Fort Belvoir's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance May 15.

  • Where there's coffee, there's community

    May 18, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Inside the new Java Café at Kleber Kaserne, earthy smells of ground espresso brewing and sweet smelling deserts entice customers as sounds of hot steam frothing milk compliments blenders crushing ice and juice into smoothies. But the chain of Java Cafés at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern is more than just a place for Soldiers, civilians and family members to sip coffee drinks and eat snacks. In the Kaiserslautern Military Community -- the largest overseas U.S. military area -- Java Cafés offers a place for the community to bond, said Kassi Piggee, the KMC's senior Army spouse.

  • Area 4 conducts the Courageous Channel exercise

    May 18, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea - U.S. military dependents, contractors, and retirees in Area 4 participated in the Courageous Channel exercise at the Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker from May 17 to 19 as a way to practice non-combatant evacuation operations.

  • KATUSA volunteers provide tutoring for children

    May 15, 2012

    KATUSAs, Korean soldiers attached to U.S. military units, from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade volunteer their time to tutor kids from the Hodongwon Children

  • Eighth Army holds noncombatant evacuation exercise in Korea

    May 20, 2012

    A noncombatant evacuation exercise is being conducted on American military installations in South Korea, May 17-19, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers connects kids with great outdoors

    May 18, 2012

    For the people who live near Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake, S.C., the value of America's great outdoors doesn't go unnoticed.

  • 'Installation as docking station' links home front to battlefield technologies

    May 18, 2012

    Soldiers at eight U.S. Army posts are the first to link into the "Installation as a Docking Station" system that allows access to the same IT systems and software used on the battlefield.

  • Week-long Observance Honors Nation's Nurses

    May 17, 2012

    Nurses from all over the United States are celebrating National Nurses Week. The celebration started May 6, National Nurses Recognition Day, and ended May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.

  • Camp Humphreys breaks ground on Conference and Dining Center for Soldiers, civilians and families

    May 17, 2012

    Army officials broke ground on a $22.5 million project to construct the Camp Humphreys Conference and Dining Center here, May 16.

  • Art helps Tripler's cancer patients, families cope

    May 17, 2012

    HONOLULU - Patients and their families joined staff from Tripler Army Medical Center, May 11-12, to participate in the 6th Annual Oncology on Canvas.

  • Tripler graduates new PAs to Army Medicine

    Sep 18, 2012

    HONOLULU - Tripler Army Medical Center's Interservice Physician Assistant Program Class 10-2 graduated in the TAMC Chapel May 14, here.

  • Presidio opens gates to public for DLIFLC Language Day

    May 17, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For more than 30 years the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center here has been opening its doors annually in May to showcase the diversity of cultures that exist behind the languages they teach.

  • Holocaust remembered at Presidio event

    May 18, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Days of Remembrance of the European Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 was observed by the Presidio of Monterey at the Tin Barn auditorium in an afternoon event May 3.

  • Boys of Bravo Company become 'Bravo Family' - finally

    May 18, 2012

    On the day after President Barack Obama presented Rose Mary Sabo-Brown, Spc. 4 Leslie Sabo's widow, with the Medal of Honor, Jim Waybright and other Soldiers who had fought alongside Sabo the day he was killed, sat down to remember the battle, their friend, and how the boys of Bravo Company have come together to be a family once again.

  • Families meet fitness for fun at festival

    May 17, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For the third consecutive year great weather conditions and even-better excitement met over 350 Ord Military Community family members who enjoyed the Family Fun Fitness Festival on OMC May 5.

  • Army Today - The last MRAP to cross the Iraq-Kuwait border comes home

    May 17, 2012

    The last MRAP to cross the Iraq-Kuwait border comes home to be displayed at Fort Hood, TX.

  • Training milestone solidifies Kuwait-U.S. partnership

    May 18, 2012

    In a Combined-Arms Live-Fire Exercise at the Udari Range May 8, 2012, units of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Iron Horse) and the Kuwaiti Army's 151st Tank Battalion, 15th Mubarak Armored Brigade, successfully performed a series of maneuvers to stop a simulated invasion force, validating months of training which began soon after the brigade withdrew from Iraq to Kuwait.

  • Army Now - Missouri Guardsmen building a school in a small Honduran community

    May 17, 2012

    Missouri Guardsmen building a school in a small Honduran community.

  • Army Now - Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Plans and Programs Sharon Burke

    May 17, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Plans and Programs Sharon Burke describes how using energy efficient technologies will create a stronger force.

  • Managing overseas travel

    May 18, 2012

    There are many factors to line up for a smooth trip overseas. The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has a constant rotation of personnel visiting foreign countries as part of the Army's foreign military sales program. But many people don't realize the efforts of one co-worker taking place behind the scenes to ensure employees are able to travel.

  • Defense group builds partnerships among U.S. allies

    May 18, 2012

    The Defense Memorandum of Understanding Attaché Group (DMAG) visited Redstone Arsenal and the U.S. Security Assistance Command Headquarters for its Army service-branch update.

  • Sabo inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    May 18, 2012

    A day after Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Army and Defense officials inducted him into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Dirty bomb scenario unites Fort Campbell, community agencies

    May 18, 2012

    Fort Campbell, Ky., held its annual Full-Scale Anti-terrorism Exercise May 10, 2012, uniting both on- and off-post agencies to respond to a fictional scenario, May 10.

  • Fort Meade pool hours announced

    May 17, 2012

  • UXOs: A potential hidden hazard

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (17 May 2012) -- With more than 90,000 acres of range-training land used in a variety of missions including field artillery, unexploded ordnance is a potential hazard. Here are some UXO safety tips.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers earn EFMB in record numbers

    May 17, 2012

    When an Expert Field Medical Badge is seen on the uniform of a Soldier, it is a strong indication of his commitment to training, technique and life-saving skills under pressure. Established in 1965, the EFMB is a special skill award that recognizes exceptional performance by field medical personnel. It is only awarded to Soldiers who successfully complete combat tactical lane casualty care tasks, day and night land navigation, a written test and a 12-mile forced road march.

  • North Carolina Soldier receives Purple Heart at FORSCOM

    May 17, 2012

    Sgt. B. Tyler Josey received the Purple Award today for wounds received in action on April 30, 2008, while a Soldier with the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. On April 30, 2008, during a barrier placement mission in an intense firefight, Spc. Josey's team leader was mortally wounded and several others Soldiers wounded. He was evacuated to the combat support hospital, where it was determined that he had suffered a traumatic brain injury, even though he had stayed in the fight. In a letter read during the Purple Heart ceremony, Josey's then-battalion commander, Col. Johnnie L. Johnson Jr., wrote: "It is my distinct honor to acknowledge your contributions and sacrifices in support of our mission in Iraq. . . . Congratulations, Sergeant Josey, on finally receiving your well-deserved Purple Heart!"

  • Gaffney brings in new instructors for improved fitness schedule

    May 17, 2012

    This week, Gaffney Fitness Center rolled out its updated schedule of courses, the result of a contract that will provide new instructors for aerobics and fitness classes.

  • Local teen builds exhibit at Fort Drum museum

    May 17, 2012

    Understanding firsthand the demands that deployments often make on Army Families, 15-year-old Dakota Bellotte was motivated to make his Eagle Scout project benefit Soldiers and their loved ones.

  • Operation Restored Warrior seeks to mend invisible wounds

    May 17, 2012

    The program he found was Operation Restored Warrior, a five-day, faith-based program designed to "rescue, rebuild and restore what was lost and stolen from our warriors' lives," according to the ORW website.

  • Soldiers compete in Mountain Spring Challenge

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in a Mountain Spring Challenge held May 1-4 on Fort Drum. The competition was designed to promote tactical excellence, esprit de corps and a competitive spirit in units across the division.

  • Fort Meade Youth Sports director aims to bring adventure, new programs to CYSS

    May 17, 2012

    Matthew Sagartz, the new Youth Sports and Fitness director for Fort Meade's Child, Youth and School Services, plans to incorporate his experiences as an outdoorsman while improving the Youth Sports program. Sagartz took over the position in February, following the retirement of longtime director Bo Lepinsky.

  • Fort Meade unveils priorities list

    May 21, 2012

    Fort Meade tenant commanders met with Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein during the installation's biannual Installation Planning Board on Friday to approve the installation priority list, which provides the garrison with a clear view of where it needs to focus its resources.

  • Civilians experience day in the life of a Soldier

    May 17, 2012

    Offering transparency of our training to our civilian neighbors living around Fort Drum helps to build understanding and strengthen bonds with Soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Fort Meade students receive $50,000 Picerne scholarships

    May 17, 2012

    The children of two Fort Meade service members are among 10 high school students to each receive $50,000 college scholarships from Picerne Military Housing's private charitable foundation.

  • Cavalry Soldiers host Boy Scout visit

    May 17, 2012

    The sun was barely over the horizon May 12 when Soldiers began lining up youths from six Boy Scout troops visiting from the Albany area for physical training, the start of a long day of activities meant to bring Scouts closer to their country and each other.

  • Vietnam 40 years later: 101st Airborne Division veteran recalls Ripcord battle

    May 18, 2012

    Tet Offensive. Fall of Saigon. Siege of the Khe Sanh. These are just a few of the names a person might hear when discussing famous battles of the Vietnam War. Less likely to be mentioned is the final high-casualty engagement between units of the U.S. infantry and the North Vietnamese Army. Taking place between March and July 1970, the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord would stay tucked into a hidden chapter of the war's history for decades.

  • First Army launches toy drive for Afghan children

    May 17, 2012

    First Army Reservists partnered enthusiastic volunteers in the United States with Afghan school children to collect toys and school supplies for them.

  • Sabo inducted into Hall of Heroes

    May 17, 2012

    SPC Leslie Sabo, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Wednesday for his actions in the Vietnam War, was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon on Thursday.

  • Perfect Weather; Great Show! Thousands See Soldiers Perform!

    May 17, 2012

    Performing under perfect weather conditions before more than two thousand visitors to Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own" performed the time-honored tradition of a "Twilight Tattoo" last night.

  • Welcome Message to the Workforce

    May 24, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols' welcome message to the Army Contracting workforce.

  • Veterans' cross-country ride stops at Fort Jackson

    May 17, 2012

    Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos would like to have your attention, please. The two veterans are biking across the nation, travelling 4,500 miles across 14 states in 100 days, to draw attention to health care challenges in the military. Last Thursday, the pair arrived at Fort Jackson, stopping at Post Headquarters on their way to Florence.

  • Drill sergeant spouse pays it forward

    May 17, 2012

    Julie Correira's day typically starts out like that of any other stay-at-home mother. She makes breakfast and sends her two children, Sydney, 12, and Isabella, 7, off to school. After that, however, Correira can be found at rifle ranges, obstacle courses and other Fort Jackson training sites.

  • Heroes honored

    May 17, 2012

    Fort Sill Soldiers awarded Purple Heart medal; and Bronze Star.

  • 214th FiB captures post track championship

    May 17, 2012

  • Odierno: Sequestration could lead to hollow Army

    May 18, 2012

    It's possible the Army could be cut to 400,000 if the sequestration option spelled out in the Budget Control Act of 2011 goes into effect, the Army's chief of staff said May 17, 2012.

  • Seasoned motorcyclists mentor new ones as first ride of season kicks off at Fort Leonard Wood

    May 17, 2012

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, which kicks off Fort Leonard Wood's Motorcycle Mentorship Program summer rides.

  • MPs change approach to sexual assault investigations

    May 17, 2012

    Brenda had known Tom for years. He was always willing to help with mechanical issues or heavy lifting when her husband was in the field or on deployment. Tom seemed like an ideal neighbor. Brenda would never have imagined she would be a victim of sexual assault at the hands of her trusted friend -- Tom.

  • Ruck for a Cure plans weekendevent on post

    May 17, 2012

    A pair of Fort Jackson drill sergeants hope to put 100 hikers on a 10K trail this weekend. Sgt. 1st Class James Allred and Staff Sgt. Wayne Whitbeck, drill sergeants with the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, are staging an event Saturday morning to raise awareness for Ruck for a Cure, a non-profit organization they founded earlier in the year. Ruck for a Cure is designed to raise money and awareness for cancer and related research.

  • Cavalry tackles 'hybrid threat'

    May 17, 2012

    In the muck and mud near Range 40, platoons battled. They fought not for awards or recognition, but for practice.

  • Asian-Pacific heritage to be celebrated

    Apr 30, 2013

    May is nationally recognized as Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School will host Fort Jackson's Asian Pacific Heritage luncheon, scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • ACC welcomes its first commanding general

    May 17, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., May 17 --Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols became the first commanding general of the U. S. Army Contracting Command today during an assumption of command ceremony here.

  • 3-60th NCO receives Army safety award

    May 17, 2012

    A Fort Jackson Soldier received the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety in the noncommissioned officer category Monday.

  • Soldiers sponsor field day

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers partnered with schools through the Adopt-A-School program invited their students to Fort Carson for a camp day at Ironhorse Park May 11.

  • Experience 101: Engineer and Marine spouses spend a day in warriors' boots

    May 17, 2012

    Last Friday, many of Fort Leonard Wood's military spouses found out what life can be like for their service members. During the 1st Engineer Brigade Spouses Day event and Jane Wayne Day, hosted by the Marine Corps Detachment, these Family members had the chance to try out military training for themselves.

  • Military retirees deserve our appreciation, thanks

    May 17, 2012

    One of the first things any newcomer to Fort Jackson will inevitably learn is how military friendly the Columbia area is. Because of this, it comes as no surprise to me that many service members decide to remain in or relocate to this region after their active duty careers come to an end.

  • Grosso assumes command of Fort Carson garrison

    May 17, 2012

    Col. Robert F. McLaughlin passed the garrison colors during a May 10 change of command ceremony on Founders Field. The symbolic passing solidified McLaughlin's departure and welcomed Col. David Grosso as Fort Carson's newest garrison commander.

  • Fort Meade AER campaign collects 123.7 percent of $80,000 goal

    May 17, 2012

    Fort Meade's 2012 Army Emergency Relief campaign, which ended Tuesday, collected 123.7 percent of its $80,000 goal.

  • This We'll Defend: Training tomorrow's Army demands time, energy, leadership

    May 17, 2012

    The world of a drill sergeant is multi-faceted and always changing. Every Basic Combat Training cycle, they're faced with new challenges, new civilians to shape into successful warriors -- and each drill sergeant has their own way of doing that.

  • Fort Leonard Wood ACS shows spouses appreciation

    May 17, 2012

    Friday was a day of pampering, fun and learning for military spouses, as Fort Leonard Wood's Army Community Service hosted a Military Spouse Appreciation Day event.

  • Intramural softball swings into action

    May 17, 2012

    Summer is bringing more than the heat onto Fort Rucker as softball season gets into full swing.

  • Safety stand down features health services, interactive simulators, medical screenings

    May 17, 2012

    The Installation Safety Office will host its annual Safety, Health and Wellness Expo on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion.

  • Freedom's Thunder draws 400 riders

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- A relatively new rider, Spc. Tom Scheibler has been a motorcyclist for two years. To legally ride his 1987 Honda Super Magna, the Army required him to complete the Basic Rider, and Experienced Rider courses. Scheibler was one of almost 400 motorcyclists who rode in Fort Sill's Seventh Annual Freedom's Thunder motorcycle safety rally and ride May 10 at the Sheridan Theater. The rally and its safety briefing was a prelude to the Army's 101 Critical Days of Summer, which begins Memorial Day weekend.

  • Local 10-miler prepares runners for D.C. event

    May 17, 2012

    Nearly 100 runners gathered early May 12 behind the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility to participate in the Fort Rucker Army 10-Miler and relay.

  • Sale, fitness fair reinforce sense of community

    May 17, 2012

    As some people rushed to the commissary for the first pick of the case lot sale, others stationed themselves near the doors to encourage shoppers to make healthy choices.

  • Basic weapons safety class offered

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Because of an increase in privately owned weapon accidents here, and with AAFES now selling firearms at the Main Exchange, Fort Sill safety officials began offering a basic weapons safety class.

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