Archive: May 2012

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  • Students demonstrate knowledge of energy, conservation

    May 17, 2012

    The students at Fort Rucker Elementary School danced, played games and waved a multi-colored parachute May 11 as they demonstrated some of the many things they had been learning about energy and conservation.

  • Lake Fest event offers up swimming, Family fun

    May 17, 2012

    Sun, sand and swimsuits are just a few of the key ingredients included in Fort Rucker's upcoming Lake Fest, scheduled May 19 from noon to 6 p.m. at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • Women get healthy info at fair

    May 17, 2012

    Medical professionals from across the Wiregrass gathered May 15 at The Landing to give the women of Fort Rucker access to the latest information in health care.

  • Fort Rucker promotes Ready Army emergency preparedness program

    May 17, 2012

    It's impossible to know exactly when or where a disaster might strike, but the Ready Army program wants to makes sure that people on Fort Rucker are prepared for anything that might come along.

  • Fort Lee Soldier earns coveted medical badge

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Soldiers use a variety of approaches to defeat the various training challenges put before them during the course of their military careers.

  • System enhances safety, security of post entry

    May 17, 2012

    A new system recently implemented at Fort Rucker allows some contractors and other service providers with regular business on post to more quickly and easily pass through the gate.

  • 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade: A history 1988-2012

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (17 May 2012) -- The 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade will be redesignated as the 30th ADA Brigade May 18 here.

  • Fairytale trial teaches students justice

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Students at Geronimo Road Elementary School learned that fairytales would not hold up in court. As part of Law Day, May 11, Soldiers from the Fort Sill Judge Advocate General Office performed a skit to explain how the justice system works. They used the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to do it.

  • Forgiveness heals wounds from home invasion

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Former Oklahoma state Sen. Brooks Douglass was the guest speaker for the Commanding General's National Prayer Luncheon May 11 at the Fort Sill Patriot Club. Douglass shared the story of his life and the struggles he faced to come back from a brutal home invasion that claimed the lives of his parents and nearly ended his life and that of this younger sister.

  • Firefighters conduct smoke training

    May 17, 2012

    Fort Rucker firefighters got back to the basics as they gathered at a house marked for demolition to conduct structural smoke training May 10.

  • ATS conference highlights issues

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers, employees and leaders of the Air Traffic Services community came together on Fort Rucker for the 2012 Air Traffic Services Leaders Conference May 7-12.

  • Picerne awards two local scholarships

    May 17, 2012

  • Fort Meade roads to close Friday for run, road work

    May 17, 2012

    Fort Meade drivers will experience temporary road closures Friday.

  • Fort Lee celebrates military spouses

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Fort Lee leaders and community organizations gathered to celebrate military spouses at a luncheon at the Lee Club Friday where one Fort Lee spouse was named the 2012 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year.

  • Fort Meade service members lend hand at nonprofit farm

    May 17, 2012

    More than 30 Fort Meade service members volunteered at a nonprofit farm west of Baltimore with the mission of alleviating hunger and improving nutrition.

  • 31st ADA sweeps Blackjack Warrior Week

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Eight 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers won all eight individual areas of expertise at Blackjack Warrior Week April 30 through May 4 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • New employees gain understanding of center and product realization

    May 17, 2012

    U.S. Army employees attended an orientation to introduce them to the mission of the Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center's Product Realization Engineering & Quality Directorate, or CERDEC PRD, May 16.

  • Commando Soldiers call for fire support

    May 17, 2012

    Fire support specialist Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team launched a two-week-long field training exercise May 7.

  • JTAGS Korea gives time to Relay for Life

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers donate time and energy to support American Cancer Society through Relay for Life

  • Military spouses celebrated at Fort Meade appreciation luncheon

    May 18, 2012

    The contributions of Fort Meade military spouses were recognized during the installation's Army Community Service's annual appreciation luncheon on May 10 at Club Meade.

  • MCTP and USD 207 host student fun run

    May 17, 2012

    Over 100 students met at the District Track to participate in "Buffalos, Tigers and Eagles-Oh, My!" 5K Fun Run sponsored by Mission Command Training Program and United School District 207 on May 11 at Fort Leavenworth, Ks.

  • 563rd MP Company prepares for deployment

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), formally readied themselves for deployment to Afghanistan during a flag casing ceremony May 15 at Magrath Gym.

  • Agreement benefits 241st MP, 200th MP Command

    May 17, 2012

    An agreement between Fort Meade's 241st Military Police Detachment and the 200th MP Command will help the 200th's Reservists train and perform their military jobs while not deployed.

  • Army National Guard Soldiers Homeland Response Force Validation Training Lifts Off

    May 17, 2012

    About 1,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen kicked off four-days of intensive training at the New York State Preparedness Center here the Federal Emergency Management Agency II Homeland Response Force started validation training on Tuesday, May 15. For Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1156th Engineer Company the start of the exercise meant one thing: move a two-ton concrete cube from point A to point B. Moving the cube along a 75 feet obstacle course using rollers, wood beams and pry bars built the communications skills the Soldiers would need to rescue civilians from destroyed buildings. "Pretend it's your mother under that block," said Army Sgt. Ivan Martinez, team leader of the Search and Extraction Team. "[We've got to] rescue her."

  • NSA personnel compete for Super Squad bragging rights

    May 17, 2012

    Groups of six from all military branches and the NSA Police competed May 8 in the annual Super Squad competition at Fort Meade as part of the National Security Agency's Armed Forces Week.

  • New York Army National Guard Division Mans Homeland Response Force Command Post

    May 17, 2012

    UTICA, N.Y. -- The scenario is as horrific as it is potentially tragic: what if terrorists attacked the United States with chemical weapons? About 1,000 National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and New York Guard volunteers trained to respond to such a scenario at the Utica National Guard Armory as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency II Homeland Response Force validation training, May 16. The unit responsible for coordinating the HRF is the 42nd Infantry Division, headquartered in Troy, New York.

  • 7th CSC supports international shooting competition

    May 17, 2012

    In partnership with the Reservistenkameradshaft (Association of Reservist of the German Armed Forces - RK Geisel), U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, supported the 29th Annual Monte Kali Pokal shooting competition here May 10-12.

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses command's support in Afghanistan

    May 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's senior noncommissioned officer, returned May 13 from a nine-day mission to Afghanistan. In an interview with RDECOM public affairs, Beharie discussed how the command is providing the technological edge to Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Chief of Chaplains' prayer at Medal of Honor ceremony honoring SP4 Sabo

    May 17, 2012

    Washington D.C. (May 16, 2012) - Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald Rutherford, 23rd Army Chief of Chaplains, delivered the invocation for the Medal of Honor ceremony honoring Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo.

  • 530th firefight detachment returns home from Afghanistan

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers of the 530th Firefight Detachment, 368th Engineer Battalion, 302d Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, returning home after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom May 14, 2012, McGuire Air Base/Ft. Dix Joint Base.

  • Attack Reconnaissance Battalion takes over in Kuwait for Operation Spartan Shield.

    Jun 13, 2012

    3-159th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion assumed mission responsibility in Operation Spartan Shield on May 15th, taking over for 1-51st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in a ceremony hosted by 29th Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Colonel David Carey at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Army public affairs professionals gather to improve their talents

    May 17, 2012

    More than 200 U.S. Army public affairs professionals from around the world pause for a group photo during this year's Army Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium, May 16, 2012 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Prince and warrior: Soldier fights cancer, beats odds to trump competition

    May 18, 2012

    Sgt. Fred Prince won the 2012 Warrior Games silver medal for archery in the compound competition, May 2, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Soldiers get situated at work site in Guatemala

    May 17, 2012

    SARRAX-OCH, Guatemala -- Nearly 40 Soldiers from the 203rd Engineer Battalion started their two-week rotation Monday to build a new facility for a school in Sarrax-Och, Guatemala.

  • Soldiers from across the country train for DCRF mission

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers from installations across the county traveled to Yakima Training Center (YTC) at the beginning of May to train together and become certified as part of the Army's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high- yield Explosives (CBRNE) Response Force (DCRF).

  • 36 African land force chiefs meet to discuss security

    May 16, 2012

    Land force chiefs and senior officers from 36 African nations and U.S. Army Africa have gathered in Uganda's capital of Kampala to discuss the importance of armies to national interests and the nation's people.

  • May 16, 2012 -- Remarks by the President at Medal of Honor Ceremony to Spc. Leslie H. Sabo, Jr.

    May 16, 2012

  • President presents Medal of Honor to Vietnam hero's widow

    May 29, 2012

    More than 42 years after performing selfless, heroic actions in Cambodia, which resulted in his death, Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was recognized at a White House ceremony when his widow accepted the Medal of Honor on his behalf.

  • Corps of Engineers pays tribute to veterans, wounded warriors with day of fishing

    May 17, 2012

    More than 20 veterans and their family members, along with more than 30 volunteers, took part in the first "Take a Warrior Fishing" event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Eastman Lake, Calif., May 12, 2012.

  • 94th AAMDC HONORED AT THE HAWAII RECEPTION OF CHAMPIONS

    May 16, 2012

    HONOLULU-- The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command and other members of the missile defense community were honored at the Hawaii Reception of Champions that was sponsored by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance on May 4, 2012 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

  • Lewis-McChord turns trash into treasure

    May 17, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., sold at auction what is being called the largest pile of compost ever sold through the government's surplus liquidation site.

  • Dietitian driven by own childhood triumph over obesity

    May 16, 2012

    There may be no experience more emotionally painful than being excessively overweight as a child. However, it is this common scenario which provides the personal back-story for the triumphant and healthy lifestyle of Army 1st Lt. Paula D. Beer.

  • 94th AAMDC APPRECIATE VOLUNTEERS AT AWARD CEREMONY

    May 16, 2012

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII--The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command held a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the officer club located at Hickam Air Force Base on April 26, 2012.

  • Missouri Guard remains on mission 1 year after Joplin tornado

    May 17, 2012

    Within hours of the deadly Joplin tornado on May 22, 2011, Gov. Jay Nixon activated the Missouri National Guard and told the people of Joplin they would remain on duty as long as needed.

  • Medical team conducts live surgical field exercise

    May 16, 2012

    All military units take their training seriously, but when the 758th Forward Surgical Team sets up a local training exercise, they conduct real surgical procedures, which means that for the patient, it

  • 864th Engineer Bn hosts lunch-and-learn community outreach

    May 16, 2012

    March 22 was a day of sharing, comparing and reflecting, as members of the 864th Engineer Battalion "Pacemakers" hosted a local civic group, which included one very important Vietnam-era Pacemaker.

  • President awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Soldier

    May 17, 2012

    President Barack Obama paid tribute today to a man who died defending his fellow Soldiers 42 years and six days ago, and who the commander-in-chief said represents a generation's honorable and undervalued service.

  • 2/2 Stryker Brigade receives two of West Point

    May 16, 2012

    Just as lightning seldom strikes the same place twice, there are other things equally as rare to witness. For one battalion in the 2nd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, such a peculiar event has occurred. Two former first captains of the U.S. Military Academy

  • NCO battles cancer while studying to be a sergeant major

    May 16, 2012

  • Military spouses thanked with sweet reception

    May 16, 2012

    Appreciation Day cake shared at the Exchange

  • Redstone stages lineup of young country stars

    May 16, 2012

    Summer concert tickets go on sale next week

  • FMWR team cooks up win at barbecue contest

    May 16, 2012

    A sweet heat in the smoker was all FMWR needed for success at the 2012 WhistleStop Festival.

  • Recruiting adapts to build tomorrow's Army

    May 16, 2012

  • Free throw shootout crowns perennial champion

    May 16, 2012

    Chronister wins contest third time in four years

  • 'Thinking out of box' pushes AMCOM audit system

    May 16, 2012

    "What we are doing has never been done before."

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 23, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command recognized outstanding individual and team performance at its third annual contracting awards ceremony here May 16.

  • Doctrine Strategy

    May 16, 2012

  • Office space to open for tenants

    May 16, 2012

    Renovations of empty buildings create opportunity for growth

  • Research center engineers develop electronics package

    May 17, 2012

    Engineers develop unique electronics pacakge for missile systems to support various aviation platforms.

  • Full accountability required in emergencies

    May 16, 2012

    Employees are valuable assets to any organization.

  • Sustainment key for Army's deployed systems

    May 16, 2012

    The Army's drawdown will affect all of its commands and organizations along with its Soldiers and civilian employees.

  • GCSS-ArmyNet -- your resource for GCSS-Army information

    May 16, 2012

    GCSS-ArmyNet is a new community within SustainNet, providing a virtual, online environment to support fielding, training and overall sustainment of GCSS-Army operations, throughout the Army.

  • May 16, 2012 -- Odierno: Vision of Army's future fits new security strategy

    May 16, 2012

    DOD News Briefing with Gen. Odierno from the Pentagon

  • Mountain Soldiers enjoy memorable day with Syracuse Chiefs

    May 17, 2012

  • Diving in: Soldiers take 'feet first' approach to healing

    May 17, 2012

    Scuba diving was once used as a method to sink battleships during war, but has evolved into a less destructive activity: providing a peaceful underwater escape for many, including today's wounded warriors.

  • IMCOM announces Army Recreation Award recipients

    May 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Army Recreation Awards. COL William Rabena, IMCOM deputy G-9 for Warrior and Family Support, made the announcement at IMCOM headquarters on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Behavioral health fair supports Fort Hood Soldiers, families

    May 17, 2012

    More than thirty different services and organizations from on- and off-post came together at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Behavioral Health Fair to put out a unified message that help and support are available to Soldiers and their families.

  • Syracuse Chiefs celebrate 10th Mountain Division

    May 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) attended a minor league baseball game Saturday at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY. The Soldiers were invited to watch the game for free in celebration of the Syracuse Chiefs Armed Forces Appreciation Day. The Syracuse Chiefs are the triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals major league baseball team. The Chiefs were playing the Rochester Red Wings, the triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins.

  • Fire support Soldiers train hard

    May 16, 2012

    May 7 launched a two week long field training exercise for fire support specialist Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI). The fire support specialists, or FiSTers, will be staying in the field in the Fort Drum training area for two weeks to train and update all necessary certifications.

  • Energy expert challenges cadets to become new energy leaders

    May 17, 2012

    It's a question everyone's heard more than once; paper or plastic? The environmentally responsible answer is actually canvas.

  • Cadets bring the heat to Rapid Equipping Force

    May 18, 2012

    The team of Class of 2012 Cadets Jacob Baxter, Luke Grant, Jake Young and Isaac Melnick placed first in the inaugural Rapid Equipping Force Grand Challenge, following the presentations and judging May 7, 2012.

  • Odierno - Vision of Army's future fits new security strategy

    May 16, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno says the Army's vision for the future meets the tenets of the recently released DOD Strategic Guidance.

  • Army Today - Ft. Bliss Soldiers participating in Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 live fire exerc

    May 16, 2012

    Ft. Bliss Soldiers participating in Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 live fire exercise.

  • Army Now - Dragon Hill lodge in Seoul, Korea celebrates 22nd Anniversary

    May 16, 2012

    Dragon Hill lodge in Seoul, Korea celebrates 22nd Anniversary supporting the community.

  • 3-4 ADA returns after eleven month deployment

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The 3rd Battalion 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment completed an 11 month deployment to Southwest Asia. The unit's advanced echelon personnel returned Apr. 5, while the main body redeployed Apr. 29.

  • Army Now - U.S. Army Europe Soldiers train for the right to be part of the Army's elite Pathfinders

    May 16, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe Soldiers train for the right to be part of the Army's elite Pathfinders in Schweinfurt, Germany. Available in high definition.

  • Army Today - Leslie Sabo's former company commander talks about what transpired during the day Lesli

    May 16, 2012

    Leslie Sabo's former company commander talks about what transpired during the day Leslie became a hero.

  • Wounded Warrior opens family ranch: free to all veterans

    Feb 25, 2013

    Disabled combat veteran Bill Campbell and his wife, Domenica, opened their 14-acre farm in December, free to all veterans and their families.

  • Picatinny engineer pursues improved hand grenade

    May 17, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal's Richard Lauch is pushing forward with a new design for a hand grenade fuze that will update what is basically a 100-year-old design.

  • CAAA Showcases New Complex during JMC CG Visit

    May 16, 2012

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity highlighted its new two building production complex to Brig. Gen. (promotable) Gustave Perna, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, during his April 16 visit to the Southern Indiana ammunition activity.

  • 593rd STB soldiers compete in adult spelling bee

    May 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 593rd Sustainment Brigade competed against 16 teams in "Spell-E-Bration," an adult spelling bee in Shelton, Wash., May 11. The proceeds from entry fees benefit Sound Learning, an organization dedicated to educating adult learners to better succeed and contribute to society.

  • CRDAMC honors physician assistant graduates

    May 16, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center staff, providers and Family members gathered on Friday, May 11, to congratulate two Soldiers who officially completed the CRDAMC Physician Assistant Graduate Medical Program.

  • Darnall education nurse selected for Spring 2012 Immunity Award

    May 16, 2012

    Rose Herrera, education nurse at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Thomas Moore Health Clinic, has been selected as one of two recipients for the American Nurses Association (ANA) Spring 2012 Immunity Award.

  • Olympians build 'foundation' at Fort Bennning's Audie Murphy Fitness Center

    May 16, 2012

    If Dremiel Byers and Spenser Mango win medals for Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Olympic Games this summer in London, they may look back on two weeks of CrossFit training as a key to their success. Byers and Mango, along with fellow wrestlers from the World Class Athlete Program, paid a visit to Fort Benning from Colorado Springs, Colo., to train at the newly renovated Audie Murphy Fitness Center. Out of six available berths, Byers and Mango are two of three WCAP wrestlers who will represent Team USA in London.

  • Red Cross volunteers give 28,000 hours to Fort Hood Soldiers and Families

    May 16, 2012

    They generously gave 28,471 hours of their time over the past year to help Fort Hood Soldiers, retirees and family members without expecting anything in return.

  • Columbus brothers serve up cake the size of a tank

    May 16, 2012

    Columbus brothers and co-owners of Masterbuilt Manufacturing, John and Don McLemore unveiled a cake the shape and size of an M1A2 Abrams tank Thursday at the basic training graduation of two Armor units on Harmony Church. Part of the pilot episode of a TV show called Big Food, the McLemores constructed the strawberry shortcake in three days. They said it's a tribute to Soldiers. The pilot is slated to air in late July or early August on Country Music Television.

  • Enter the Viper Pit: U.S. Army Europe Soldiers teach CLS to Bundeswehr and German police

    May 16, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe Soldiers from the 421nd Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 30th Medical Command, hosted a combat life saver course for Bundeswehr service members from NATO and reserve units, and German Polizei, May 12. The CLS course was held at the "Viper Pit," a medical training facility, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Faith Middle School holds town hall meeting

    May 16, 2012

    Administrators, post leaders discuss vision for next year during Faith Middle School's town hall meeting

  • Odierno: Regional alignments to begin next year

    May 18, 2012

    The Army will begin implementing a regionally-aligned force concept next year to better support combatant commanders, Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno announced May 16.

  • Homeland Response Force validation training lifts off

    May 16, 2012

    More than 700 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands come together next week at the New York State Preparedness Center here to prepare for certification as a regional disaster response force.

  • 'Squirrel issues': Post residents reminded to call in pest problems, even outside the home

    May 16, 2012

    Squirrels can be a nuisance -- especially when they invade your car or home. For on-post residents at The Villages of Benning, when rodents cause damage in or around the house, it's time to put in a work order. "Just like you call in someone to fix your dishwasher, you can call if you're having squirrel issues," said Keith Lovejoy, housing chief with the Residential Communities Initiative.

  • Corps completes Vandenberg Child Development Center

    May 16, 2012

    $9.7 million, 23,390-square-foot facility consolidates the Vandenberg Child Development Center's operations into one building while nearly doubling the floor space of the previous facilities.

  • Ranger named Army's premier paralegal

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 16, 2012) -- A Fort Benning Soldier has been named the Army's top junior enlisted paralegal specialist. Staff Sgt. Raymond Richardson Jr. of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, is the 2012 Sergeant Eric L. Coggins Award for Excellence recipient. He was honored Friday during a ceremony at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Next month, Richardson will receive the award from Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, the Judge Advocate General, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

  • Fort Benning Soldiers aim for Best Warrior

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 16, 2012) -- The 2012 Best Warrior competition got under way Monday as 16 Soldiers endure a four-day event that will determine the Maneuver Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year. All three will be announced Friday at an awards ceremony at the Benning Conference Center, and each winner will have the opportunity to represent the MCoE at the TRADOC level competitions.

  • Force changes in Europe to preserve strategic edge

    May 16, 2012

    With major force changes to unfold across Europe, including a drawdown of about 7,000 U.S. forces there, U.S. European Command remains committed to its mission of ensuring a ready force prepared to respond if called upon, officials said.

  • Army National Guard medics among first to attend revamped flight medic program

    May 16, 2012

    Army Sgt. Cliff Aughe, a flight medic with C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, New Mexico Army National Guard, watches over a soldier from the Afghan National Army during an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, March 27, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder)

  • Fort Bliss tank crew captures Sullivan Cup

    May 16, 2012

    Fort Bliss tank crew wins inaugural Sullivan Cup, earns title of Army's best tankers. A look at the top five finishers (with point total) in the 2012 Sullivan Cup, which began May 7 and ends Thursday at Fort Benning: Champion -- 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas: Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Dilling, Sgt. Zach Shaffer, Pfc. Mark Backer and Pfc. Kyle Braun (719.5) Runner-up -- 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas: Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Ayala, Sgt. Owen Zechman, Spc. Sam Garcia and Spc. Jason Dickens (712.7) 3) 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood: Staff Sgt. Lou Rodriguez, Sgt. Roman Villareal, Pfc. Robert Reyna and Spc. Joseph Henry (703.5) 4) 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Benning: Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hansford, Staff Sgt. Edwin Rodriguez, Pfc. Jarod Birkett and Spc. Brian Blanchette (700.6) 5) 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Fort Benning: Sgt. 1st Class John Swalley, Sgt. William Freincle, Pfc. Dylan Robertson and Pfc. Milan Savich (690.9)

  • Soldier receives Purple Heart

    May 16, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "Attention to Orders!" said Capt. David Padgalaskas, narrator for the ceremony. "By order of the President of the United States of America, the Purple Heart, established by General George Washington, is awarded to Spc. Charles Lemon, for wounds received in action June 8, 2011. Given under my hand at Fort Hood, Texas this 14th day of May 2012, signed the honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army." These words resonated in the heart of the recipient, who stood proudly on his prosthetic legs, as he accepted the award. Held at the 3rd Cavalry Regiment memorial, the ceremony allowed friends, Family members and fellow Soldiers to congratulate Lemon.

  • Army Ten-Miler Sells Out in Record Time

    May 16, 2012

    Another record-breaking milestone! The 2012 Army Ten-Miler filled its 30,000 runner field in record time.

  • Active duty military receive free access to national parks

    May 16, 2012

    Beginning on Armed Forces Day on May 19, active duty service men and women - Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and activated National Guard and Reserves - can obtain the new military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass.

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