Archive: Jun 2012

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  • The fight against suicide on, off post

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- It seems the military has an allusive enemy, one that is taking more lives than war. The Pentagon released statistics showing suicide as the No. 1 threat to service members. The war against it was been waged years ago with more prevention programs, but the statistics show an 18 percent increase from the same period last year.

  • Cavalry troops earn their spurs

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 50 Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and other 10th Mountain Division (LI) cavalry organizations participated June 6 in a time-honored event unique to U.S. cavalry troopers known as a "spur ride."

  • Happy Birthday Army from the Big Apple

    Jun 14, 2012

    Cutting a tank-shaped birthday cake is Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army during a celebration of the 237th Army Birthday at Duffy Square in Times Square Manhattan.

  • Fort Sill swim team tears up lanes

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Fort Sill Seals are showing others that swimming pools are not meant for lazy summer days. "You need dedication, you need a bite. You have to fight for it, every day in practice. Every 25 meters counts," said Victoria Ward, Fort Sill Seals head coach.

  • Soldiers and Families should get a move on PCS season

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers and Family Members of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) who are moving are reminded that timeliness is essential during the upcoming summer months.

  • Alan Jackson concert June 30

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- It just got easier to get advance tickets to the Alan Jackson concert on June 30, presented by Army Entertainment and Fort Sill Family and MWR. Tickets can now be purchased at area EZ Go stores and both Adventure Travel locations in Building 4700 on Fort Sill and downtown in Central Mall and at the Lawton and Duncan Crutcher's Western Wear locations. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.sillmwr.com or by calling 800-999-2987. Advanced ticket price is $30 and tickets are $35 at the gate. Children 6 and under are free.

  • 237th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    The United States Army is the largest and oldest established branch of the military. The modern Army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. The Army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force.

  • 237th Army Birthday with Cake Boss

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Army celebrates its 237th birthday in New York City with The Cake Boss.

  • 'Military City, U.S.A.,' super-sizes Army birthday

    Jun 15, 2012

    More than 1,500 military and civilian community members of "Military City, U.S.A.," celebrated the 237th birthday of the United States Army with a run to the Alamo, and a Texas-sized 237-foot cake.

  • Class rallies around autistic student

    Jun 19, 2012

    When the Miles family to Fort Jackson, S.C., with 8-year-old Chad, who is autistic, they did not know what to expect.

  • Fort Drum officer gets promoted to major general at West Point

    Jun 14, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) command group conducted a promotion ceremony Saturday at West Point for an officer who is departing the division and heading to Afghanistan later this month.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's message to the workforce on the 237th birthday of the U.S. Army

    Jun 14, 2012

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  • Fort Drum NEC named best in command for second time

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the second time in three years, the Network Enterprise Center at Fort Drum has been named Best Large NEC in 7th Signal Command, an accomplishment that recognizes the center's expertise in operating, maintaining and defending the post's digital networks.

  • U.S. Army Engineers celebrate 237th birthday

    Jun 15, 2012

    In observance of the 237th Army Engineer birthday June 16, Engineers at Fort Leonard Wood have several events planned starting with a 237-mile regimental run and the grand opening of a new exhibit at the U.S. Army Engineer Museum here.

  • Veteran teachers retire from Fort Jackson schools

    Jun 14, 2012

    Four Fort Jackson teachers, who combined for more than 115 years of service with Department of Defense Education Activities, retired June 1. Faculty, staff and students acknowledged and celebrated the commitments of Catherine James, Faye Holland, Nancy Kerr and Wanda Beatty in a ceremony marking the end of the school year at Pierce Terrace Elementary School.

  • Army rethinks 'no pain, no gain'

    Jun 14, 2012

    A newly funded center on Fort Bliss is gearing up to face a persistent foe of the Department of Defense -- chronic pain. "Ultimately our goal (in integrative medicine) is not to be the last resort," said Col. Richard Petri Jr., chief of the new Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. "We want to get to the patient's pain before it becomes chronic."

  • Disabled employee sees job at Fort Drum as his service to country

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Jeffrey Files kisses his wife goodbye each morning, he leaves their Great Bend home to do what he considers his duty to country. As a stock clerk at Fort Drum's Central Issue Facility, he is tasked with issuing, receiving and accounting for a military inventory that exceeds $45 million.

  • TRADOC Fun Run

    Jun 14, 2012

  • Fort Jackson celebrates military fathers

    Jun 19, 2012

  • Grafenwoehr celebrates Army's 237th

    Jun 14, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Ten minutes before the doors opened, lines 30 deep had already formed outside the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Dining Facility for the Army's 237th birthday celebration, June 14.

  • Pittsburgh District prepares for Hurricane Season…What?

    Jun 14, 2012

    Although the district is primarily focused on inland navigation, flood damage reduction, environmental enhancements and regulatory functions, Pittsburgh is the lead district for mobilization and execution of all emergency power missions tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support U.S. states and territories after disasters.

  • 90-year-old WWII, Vietnam veteran prepares for first Army Ball

    Jun 15, 2012

    He spent 30 years in the Army and fought in two wars. This weekend, Melvin Bryant, 90, will attend his first Army Ball.

  • TRADOC's Army Birthday Fun Run

    Jun 14, 2012

  • 2ID celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Korea -- Several hundred local Korean citizens joined Republic of Korea and U.S. Soldiers and families on Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu today to celebrate the U.S. Army's 237th birthday.

  • Infantryman sets out to be all he can be

    Jun 14, 2012

    One Fort Drum Soldier is setting out on a quest to test his brain and brawn during The Death Race this weekend in Vermont.

  • Be prepared when natural disaster strikes

    Jun 14, 2012

    In the past month, we have had two named storms form off the South Carolina coast. The first storm, Alberto, caused relatively few problems, but the second one, Beryl, spawned a couple of tornadoes that produced some damage in North Carolina. Both storms, however, should serve as a reminder that we are now officially in the Atlantic hurricane season, and we need to be prepared for anything.

  • Cake steals the show at Darby's Army birthday celebration

    Jun 14, 2012

    When Camp Darby community members gathered to celebrate the Army's 237th Birthday at the American Beach in Tirrenia, the toasts were heartfelt, the dinner delicious in typical Tuscan style, and the guest speaker, Camp Darby's Non-commissioned officer of the year Sgt. Jacob Nickels, 511th Military Police Platoon, was inspiring, but the cake "took cake" so to speak.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps celebrates Army birthday with run

    Jun 14, 2012

  • McHugh, Austin avoid grilling on Capitol Hill, share Army Birthday cake

    Mar 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III paid a call on Capitol Hill, June 13, 2012, but underwent no "grilling" by lawmakers as to the state of the Army.

  • Happy 237th Birthday, Army!

    Jun 15, 2012

  • Mannheim Elementary closes doors after 66 years: Teachers, students all attend ceremony to say goodb

    Jun 15, 2012

    With colorful papier-mâché balloons dangling from trees, excited voices and a banner that read "We're off to great places … off and away," the Mannheim Elementary School closing ceremony Friday could have been just another year-end party.

  • DOD leaders strongly urge Congress to preserve budget request

    Jun 14, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta cautioned Congress against dismantling the strategic framework that supports the 2013 defense budget request.

  • Students practice stewardship during Earth Day

    Jun 14, 2012

    Fourth through sixth-graders from Hohenfels' Elementary School took to the trails through the Hohenfels training area to get an up-close and personal look at nature as part of the Earth Day celebrations here, recently.

  • Cavalry squadron gets new commander

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, NY -- Lt. Col. David L. Sanders III passed command of the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment to Lt. Col. Robert F. Griggs in a ceremony at Magrath Gym June 12.

  • Armament Dawgs: An inside look

    Jun 14, 2012

    There are hundreds of missions in the Army that require the support of aircraft. In order for those aircraft to provide that support, electrical, avionic, engine and weapon systems must be in proper working order.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 15, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • McHugh: Army birthday about recognizing Soldier service, saying thanks

    Jun 15, 2012

    The Army birthday week is about recognizing more than two centuries of Soldiers defending freedom, and about saying thank you to those Americans that have ceaselessly supported them in the effort.

  • Wounded warrior to represent WCAP athletes at 237th Army Birthday ball

    Jun 15, 2012

    Thanks to his father, Master Sgt. Edward O'Neil believes in hard work. After having his leg amputated due to an improvised explosive device in Iraq, that hard work helped him become a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Army Civilians and Soldiers celebrate 237 years of Army Strong!

    Jun 15, 2012

  • Leisure travel provides discounts, vacation planning

    Jun 14, 2012

    As the traditional vacation months of summer arrive, Fort Rucker's Families have their own travel agents available and ready to help design every step of their vacations -- at a discount.

  • Pipelayers crowned mid-season champs

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Intramural softball season runs through July, but players and fans of the sport didn't have to wait until then for a championship game.

  • Mobile Dairy Classroom teaches students the real value of a cow

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Center Library hosted the Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Dairy Classroom June 8, as hundreds of attending youths learned about the anatomy of a cow and the nutritional value of milk.

  • Freedom Fest offers Family fun, fireworks, music

    Jun 14, 2012

    Mark your calendars -- Fort Rucker's largest annual event is just a few weeks away.

  • Theatre group gives Fort Rucker children chance to display talents

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Missoula Children's Theatre makes a return trip to the Wiregrass to give the children of Fort Rucker a chance to perform on the big stage.

  • Weather operations pushes info via app, social media

    Jun 14, 2012

    The job of a pilot can be stressful enough without the hazards of weather to worry about.

  • Sick call aims to get students back in class

    Jun 14, 2012

    For decades, sick call has been a regular part of Army life, but its purpose has evolved.

  • 1-11th Avn. earns safety award

    Jun 14, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment received the Order of Daedalian and was presented with the Brig. Gen. Carl I. Hutton Memorial Award for demonstrated professionalism and valuable contributions to the advancement of Army Aviation flight safety June 11.

  • Concert celebrates Army's 237th birthday

    Jun 21, 2012

    The Music Under the Alabama Stars concert June 22 features a Streamer Ceremony to celebrate the service's birthday.

  • Post selects Soldier, NCO of the year

    Jun 14, 2012

    Fort Rucker named its best of the best at the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year ceremony June 8 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr. Annual ceremony planned in memory of Medal of Honor recipient

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Army in Area I plans new steps to keep alive the memory of Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud Jr., the Soldier whose fight-to-the-death valor in the Korean War was recognized with a posthumous Medal of Honor, and for whom Camp Red Cloud is named.

  • Fort Rucker honors heroes with DFC, Purple Heart

    Jun 14, 2012

    Fort Rucker honored two of its heroes June 8 as a Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart were awarded to members of the 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment.

  • Runners converge at Camp Casey for shot at Army Ten-Miler

    Jun 13, 2012

    Runners from all over Korea took to the streets of Camp Casey June 9 for a shot at representing 8th U.S. Army at the upcoming 28th Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. this fall. Sara Rainville (#64), Patrick Noble (#301) and Austin Partan (#189) lead a pack of runners during a 10-mile run on Camp Casey, June 9. The race was a qualifier for the 28th Army Ten-Miler.

  • Bodybuilders pump up Yongsan Community

    Jun 14, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Bodybuilders from different areas all over the Korean Peninsula had opportunities to awe Community members who attended the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Bodybuilding contest held at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's R&R Bar and Grill, June 9.

  • Area I postal clerks sort it all out

    Jun 13, 2012

    At the post office on Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu June 8, Army postal clerks sort inbound mail. They are responsible for all mail at Camps Red Cloud, Stanley and Jackson, while the rest of their platoon stationed at Casey handles mail for all units at the Casey enclave in Dongducheon.

  • We are the Army's Home in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Jun 13, 2012

  • New center to combat complex, psychological war wounds

    Jun 13, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 13, 2012) -- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital broke ground on the first satellite center of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence today. The Fort Belvoir NICoE satellite, expected to open in a year, will extend the care of the NICoE facility at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., to area service members suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions.

  • U.S. Army colonel jumps at Normandy reenactment

    May 1, 2014

    Lt. Col. Jeffrey Foundas is an active history buff. And active is putting it lightly. Using personal funds, Foundas jumps out vintage air planes as a "living interpreter" of World War II military history. He's part of the Liberty Jump Team and participated in parachute jumps commemorating the 1944 Allied Invasion of Normandy, June 2-6.

  • Army Now - Soldiers learning counter IED techniques

    Jun 13, 2012

    Soldiers learning counter IED techniques at Manas Air Base before transitioning to Afghanistan.

  • Army Now - Service members competing in a sniper competition at Fort Tolemaida

    Jun 13, 2012

    Service members competing in a sniper competition at Fort Tolemaida.

  • Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming National Guard battling wildfires

    Jun 20, 2012

    National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from five states are working alongside civilian first responders as they continue to battle wildfires in Colorado and New Mexico.

  • Army was 'what he loved to do'

    Jun 13, 2012

    Family of fallen Soldier finds peace through skydiving, sharing story

  • Army path leads to breaking down barriers

    Jan 24, 2013

    Female major general achieves firsts in gender-neutral military

  • Celebration week in full swing

    Jun 13, 2012

    Local patriotic events continue with Army birthday, softball

  • 5th BCD HOLDS CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY CEREMONY

    Jun 13, 2012

    The 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment held a Change of Responsibility Ceremony on June 6, 2012 at the Aloha Aina Park located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • 1st Infantry Division honors fallen Soldiers

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Victory Park Ceremony, conducted annually in conjunction with the 1st Infantry Division's Victory Week, honors Soldiers who have died while assigned or attached to the 1st Infantry Division during a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Rinse facility designed to combat natural enemy

    Jun 13, 2012

    Helicopters can be damaged by corrosion from seawater

  • Proper use of contact lenses essential to eye health

    Jun 13, 2012

    Like any piece of equipment or technology, contact lenses must be used correctly to function at their best. Misuse can lead to a host of vision trouble -- a serious issue when it comes to a Soldier's mission capability.

  • Huntsville native returns as AMCOM commander

    Jun 13, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar has become the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and senior commander of Redstone Arsenal.

  • Gen. Odierno Attends Los Angeles Dodgers Game

    Jun 13, 2012

  • New leadership era for AMCOM

    Jun 13, 2012

    Collyar succeeds Rogers as senior commander

  • 2012 National JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl brings student leaders from across the Nation

    Jun 13, 2012

    Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) teams from 86 schools nationwide, as well as overseas, will gather to compete in the 2012 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), on the campus of George Mason University, June 22 -- 26, 2012. The Academic Bowl Competition features JROTC units from all three services.

  • Stretch of road renamed for retired colonel

    Jun 13, 2012

    The secretary of the Army has granted a Fort Benning request to redesignate a stretch of First Division and Dixie roads as Colonel Ralph Puckett Parkway. It runs from the end of Interstate 185 to Sightseeing Road -- essentially at the doorstep of the 75th Ranger Regiment headquarters and compound.

  • Army leaders mark Army's birthday

    Jun 13, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh and the Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler mark this week's 237th birthday of the Army by laying a wreath at Mount Vernon, the home of the Army's first Commander in Chief, George Washington.

  • Post adjusts for loss of gate guards

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Directorate of Emergency Services has a message for Fort Benning personnel who commute every day at rush hour: You might want to leave for work a little earlier and expect a longer wait at main gates.

  • During Saber Strike, Baltic countries train with U.S., U.K., Canada

    Jun 14, 2012

    Professional observers, controllers and trainers from the Joint Multinational Training Command were deployed to evaluate the progress and development of elements participating in the "Saber Strike" multi-national training event, June 10-22, 2012, in both Latvia and Estonia.

  • New top NCO takes charge

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. James Carabello took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium. He replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hardy, who's retiring after more than 26 years on active duty.

  • FORSCOM band celebrates Army birthday with Victory Belles

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Victory Belles came to Fort Bragg/Fayetteville, N.C., to help kick off this week's celebration of the Army's 237th Army birthday (June 14) with FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band. This female trio, based out of the World War II Museum in New Orleans, tours the world performing a canteen-style show á la the Andrews Sisters. The band and the Victory Belles gave a stellar performance on Saturday, June 9, at Fayetteville State University's Seabrook Auditorium.

  • MG Brown reflects on command

    Jun 13, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, now the former MCoE and Fort Benning commanding general, said the leaders who came before him made the transition and task of moving the Armor School here from Fort Knox, Ky., much easier. Now that full operating capacity has been achieved, the Maneuver Center will have a profound impact on the operational force for years to come, he said.

  • 4th Stryker Brigade paralegal on fourth NTC rotation but still learning

    Jun 13, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Riding through the sand in a Humvee away from an entry control point on the National Training Center June 11, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Davis embraced one of his most cherished sentiments. "There's always something you can learn," said the 6-foot-2-inch senior paralegal for Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, as he left the point of entry to one of his brigade's notional forward operating bases set in the vastness of the Mojave Desert.

  • GIS maps Soldier health

    Jun 13, 2012

    Within U.S. Army Public Health Command's G-6 Directorate of Information Management/Information Technology is a small team of geographers who use maps to tell some very detailed stories. The team takes data with a spatial component and puts them in a format that often reveals relationships, patterns and trends.

  • 63rd Engineers deploy to Afghanistan

    Jun 13, 2012

    The 63rd Engineer Company (Horizontal) shoved off this week for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, where Soldiers will deconstruct facilities no longer functional or required ahead of the planned withdrawal of U.S. forces.

  • 2012 Quartermaster Symposium Kicks Off

    Jun 13, 2012

    "Quartermaster Strong: Lean, Agile and Ready!" is the 2012 QM Symposium's theme. The corps shares its historical span of 237 years with the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army's birthday is June 14, and two days later the QM Corps was created. Symposium activities, scheduled for June 13-15, include dedication ceremonies, forums, the QM Regimental Review, spirit run and QM Regimental Ball.

  • June 3, 2012 - Secretary of the Army Remarks at 68th Anniversary of D-Day in France

    May 1, 2014

    Remarks by Secretary of the Army John McHugh in Sainte Mère o/ooglise, France, June 3, 2012, during a commemoration ceremony for the 68th anniversary of D-Day, in which Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy and parachuted behind enemy lines to begin the liberation of France during WWII.

  • Big Red One troops specialize in security, facilitate missions in Parwan

    Jun 13, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division's headquarters battalion is stationed on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, the regional hub for military operations in eastern Afghanistan. While most of the Big Red One's staff is dedicated to supporting combat operations in Regional Command-East, its personal security platoon hits the ground daily to escort commanders and government workers who collaborate with local Afghan officials on governance and development matters in the area. The troops of the "Mercenary" platoon specialize in security, and with countless development projects starting and maturing in the communities around Bagram, they're in steady demand.

  • SMDC celebrates Army's 237th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2012

    SMDC celebrates with Soldiers, civilians, contractors, guests

  • Joy motivates Special Olympic volunteers

    Jun 13, 2012

    Seeing the joy of accomplishment on Special Olympians faces motivated Los Angeles, Calif. native Sgt.1st Class Oscar Rodriguez, First Army Division East, to volunteer to support the 2012 Special Olympics Washington D.C. Summer Games recently. Rodriguez, several other First Army Division East Soldiers and dozens of other volunteers supported summer games, held recently on the campus of The Catholic University of America during "Military Day." However, personal reasons drove the DivEast Soldiers to support. "I have a nephew who competes in the Special Olympics due to a muscular disorder," explained Sgt. 1st Class Erica Lehmkuhl, Louisville, Ky. "Also, growing up, my next door neighbor had Down 's syndrome, and he was such an innocent, loving soul that I felt the need to support the Special Olympics."

  • J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Dredge Contract Awarded By Vicksburg District

    Jun 13, 2012

    To address additional dredging needs on the Red River this year, the Corps recently awarded a dredging contract.

  • Army Birthday Message from LTG Mike Ferriter

    Jun 13, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- On June 14, 1775, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army.

  • Army Birthday week keeps rolling along at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Army's week-long celebration of its 237th birthday continued as Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler hosted this week's Twilight Tattoo, June 12, 2012.

  • 403rd AFSB establishes forward TOC for exercise

    Jun 13, 2012

  • Missile gunners get added protection

    Jun 13, 2012

    TOW missile gunners will soon be better protected from enemy small arms fire thanks to a new gunner protection kit designed especially for them.

  • Property Accountability Public Service Announcements

    Jun 13, 2012

    Watch the Army's new public service announcements focusing on property accountabiliyt. It's Our Responsibility!

  • Army Birthday letter, Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter, IMCOM Commander

    Jun 13, 2012

  • Fort Bragg celebrates 237th Army birthday with cake contest

    Jun 13, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Every year that passes brings yet another birthday for people to celebrate. At the center of that celebration, normally lays the most important part -- the cake. Eight competitors of the first ever Fort Bragg Army Birthday Cake Competition along with Soldiers, Veterans and members of Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered Tuesday at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center auditorium to help celebrate the Army's 237th birthday.

  • Recycling preserves environment, improves quality of life on installation

    Jun 13, 2012

    Do you enjoy using the movie theater, watching the fireworks on July 4 and playing mini golf on post? Then, the next time you consider tossing a recyclable item in the trash, think again. Recycling not only preserves the environment, but on Fort Leonard Wood, it helps pay for recreation like this, said Craig French, solid waste and recycling program manager for Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Williams set to leave Garrison Command

    Jun 13, 2012

    Col. Charles Williams, garrison commander, is scheduled to relinquish command to Col. William Pfeffer during a ceremony in Nutter Field House at 9 a.m. Friday.

  • Prison guards: Life on the other side of the bars

    Jun 14, 2012

    Military Police are known for enforcing military law and regulating traffic, but a small fraction of them do something very different: guard the military's prisons.

  • Colonel honored with humanitarian award from the Brain Mapping Foundation for work with TBI

    Feb 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Colonel Geoffrey S. F. Ling, M.D., Ph.D., who has been at the cutting edge of brain injury research since the mid 1990s was awarded the Humanitarian Award from the Brain Mapping Foundation in a ceremony in Toronto, Canada earlier this month. Ling is a professor and the interim Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the U.S.'s only military medical school--the Uniformed Services University (USU) and also the Program Director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

  • Values ceremony marks Soldier milestone

    Jun 13, 2012

    A towering bonfire in the center of the Company B, 795th Military Police Battalion's formation lit the Soldiers' faces -- their eyes filled with pride, many of them with tears as they completed their 9-week journey from civilian to Soldier at a Values Tag Ceremony.

  • Wayne A. Acors, Caroline County Board of Supervisors chairman, presents Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Comm

    Jun 13, 2012

    Wayne A. Acors, Caroline County Board of Supervisors chairman, presents Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Jack Haefner a resolution declaring June 14, 2012 as "United States Army Day in Caroline County, Virginia," at the Board of Supervisors meeting June 12. In the resolution, the Board, "encourages all our citizens to recognize the achievements of current and former members of the United States Army."

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