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  • Fort Carson achieves first platinum certification

    Jun 8, 2012

    A milestone in building construction was reached at Fort Carson, Colo., in April when a brigade and battalion headquarters building on Wilderness Road received the first U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification for the installation.

  • DreamNight provides sanctuary

    Jun 7, 2012

    On the carousel at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Spc. Jesus Medrano III cradled his son, Jesus IV. Esmeralda, Jesus' older sister, laughed and waved from her perch atop a horse as Jesus rested his head on his father's shoulder, chewing on a blanket as the ride spun round and round.

  • Army Vice Chief Visits Network Integration Evaluation 12.2

    May 18, 2012

    General LLoyd J. Austin III, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, visits Soldiers from 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, during the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • Belvoir runners urged to stay safe, heed regulations

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 7) -- Now that the warm days of summer have arrived, the number of people participating in outdoor recreational activities on and around Fort Belvoir has greatly increased. Runners, whether military personnel taking to the pavement for physical training or civilians heading out onto the roadways to increase personal health and fitness, are appearing along nearly every thoroughfare on post.

  • Graduation Surprise

    Jun 7, 2012

    First Infantry Soldier deployed to Afghanistan surprises her daughter at her high school graduation

  • OAA commuters voice opinions about ridesharing program

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June7) -- Fort Belvoir tenant employees expressed concerns about the cost associated with Northern Virginia Regional Commission's "Real-time Ridesharing" pilot program during a focus group in May. According to Juanita Green, Fort Belvoir Garrison transportation demand management coordinator, the nine Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army employees who took part, feared that volunteers would shy away from participating in the pilot program because of a requirement for riders to pay drivers.

  • June 7, 2012 -- CSA Remarks Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Land Warfare Conference

    Jun 7, 2012

  • Top troops vie for 'Best Warrior' title

    Jun 9, 2012

    There are Soldiers who meet the standards and others who exceed them. For the 10 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers competing in the 2012 III Corps NCO and Soldier Best Warrior Competition, exceeding the standard is the norm.

  • Bicyclists required to obey safety regulations

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 7) -- Bicycling is one of many leisure activities employees, parents and children enjoy during the summer season for commuting, exercising and traveling around on post. The Fort Belvoir Safety Office warns community members to practice caution as one wrong turn could lead to injury.

  • Jackson headlines Sill show

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his tour to Polo Field as part of the 2012 Army Concert Tour June 30. The concert is presented by Army Entertainment and Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Sesame Street characters join forces with USO to entertain Fort Drum audienc

    Jun 7, 2012

    The friendly, furry monsters of Sesame Street made the Monti Physical Fitness Center gym their home this week, singing, laughing and dancing their way into the hearts of hundreds of military Families at Fort Drum.

  • 511 system gives commuters instant traffic updates

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June7) -- The Virginia Department of Transportation's 511 traffic information program features new and improved tools Fort Belvoir employees can use to avoid road congestion during commutes, according to officials. The 511 program provides updates on road delays, road construction and weather alerts among other traffic related information.

  • 91st MP Soldiers train for bike patrol mission

    Jun 7, 2012

    Twenty Soldiers from the 91st Military Police Battalion recently completed training for this season's Directorate of Emergency Services, Law Enforcement Division, bicycle patrol and community policing mission. This mission not only reduces crime and increases public safety; it also promotes positive ties between the Fort Drum community and its law enforcement.

  • ARDEC leaders accept Shingo prize

    Jun 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal received the Shingo Bronze Medallion for Operational Excellence May 3 at the 2012 Shingo Prize International Conference.

  • Fort Belvoir to celebrate Army's 237th birthday

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June7) -- Fort Belvoir will celebrate the Army's 237th birthday with a ceremony in front of the Garrison Headquarters on June 14. After the posting of the colors, Stephen Brooks, deputy to the garrison commander will read the President's Proclamation followed by remarks from Garrison Commander Col. John J. Strycula and Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O'Reilly, Missile Defense Agency Director, the event's keynote speaker.

  • AFAP serves Army Families

    Jun 7, 2012

    SMDC hosts AFAP Conference

  • SMDC, MDA hosts Safety Day and Health Expo

    Jun 13, 2012

    Organizations host Safety and Health Expo

  • Sill museum gets new director

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Dr. Scott Neel has been named the new director/curator for the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum. Neel firmly believes his experience and academic background has prepared him for this unique position.

  • Army, Soldiers honored by Fairfax County supervisors

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 7) -- The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors honored Fort Belvoir Soldiers' community service and partnership during a meeting June 5. Garrison Commander Col. John Strycula, retired Col. Mark Moffatt and E Company, 169th Engineer Battalion, all received praise from community leaders in the Fairfax County Government Center.

  • JROTC cadets experience Army life

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Forty-nine northern Texas high school students took a closer step to realizing what life in the military could be like as Junior ROTC cadets visited Fort Sill May 28 - June 1.

  • Wounded Warriors welcome new leader

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June7) -- A new leader will oversee Wounded Warrior's healing in Fort Belvoir facilities. Lt. Col. Renee Joseph assumed interim command of the Warrior Transition Battalion from Lt. Col. Angel Mesa during a change of command ceremony in Specker Field House June 1.

  • Water safety Job 1 for Sill lifeguards

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Hot weather, common to Southwest Oklahoma is soon to arrive, and many Soldiers, families or Fort Sill employees will look to the water to beat the heat. Fortunately, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employs a staff of skilled lifeguards at pools and Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot wins its seventh Shingo Award

    Jun 7, 2012

    Tobyhanna performs award-winning secure communications support

  • Bulldogs take down Double Tap during tournament

    Jun 7, 2012

    Children played in the stands, and Families and friends watched as teams took to Fort Rucker softball fields to participate in the 2012 Mid-Season Softball Tournament.

  • Splash! offers Family fun, a reprieve from heat

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fort Rucker's Splash! pool and spray park should start seeing a big boom in business as the hot months of summer arrive.

  • Summer camps help youth battle boredom

    Jun 7, 2012

    Since last August, the children of Fort Rucker have been busy with math, history, science and English assignments. But now that school is out, many of those children have to find something else to keep them busy.

  • Avenger sling loaded for first time in 10 years

    Jun 8, 2012

    The 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment sling loaded an Avenger Air Defense System for the first time in more than ten years, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Black Scorpions build on confidence

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Rope bridges, 10-foot ladders and two-by-four planks are not traditional training tools for Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 363rd Combat Support Regiment "Black Scorpion", 5th Armored Brigade, Division West. But, for the unit's most recent Battle Assembly, these were just a few of the training aids Soldiers had at their disposal.

  • Program instills values, educates children

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Main Post Chapel held this summer's Vacation Bible School session June 4-8, entitled "Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity."

  • Fort Sill hosts annual kids' fishing derby

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fort Sill (Okla.) 7 June 2012 -- Medicine Creek became a prescription for Fort Sill's drought shrunken fishing holes as about 300 children ages 3-15 lined the banks for the annual kids' fishing derby June 2.

  • ACS offers 'flightplan' to prepare for retirement

    Jun 8, 2012

    Most people look forward to retirement, but for many, figuring out how to get there is the hardest part of the journey.

  • Men's Health Expo offers MMA demonstration, info

    Jun 7, 2012

    While many men may be reluctant to go to the doctor, many of those same men readily visit the gym.

  • Casualty Assistance 'hero' receives recognition

    Jun 7, 2012

    One Fort Drum employee is answering the call to better help Soldiers and Families, arming herself with compassion and knowledge.

  • Motorcycle training teaches Soldiers riding safety

    Jun 7, 2012

    Although Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month has come and gone, Soldiers can still take steps to keep themselves and others safe while on the road.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jun 7, 2012

    The people of Fort Rucker and surrounding communities welcomed the new commander of Aviation Center Logistics Command, Col. Michael C. Aid, and said goodbye to Col. Richard E. Crogan II, outgoing ACLC commander, during the ACLC change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum May 30.

  • Commandos tackle logistical challenges

    Jun 7, 2012

    Maj. James J. McDonnell and Maj. J. Ronald Novack, both logistical officers who deployed with the 10th Mountain Division (LI) during Operation Enduring Freedom IV, wrote that combat service support in Afghanistan provided Soldiers from 10th Forward Support Battalion with the fundamental challenges of facilitating long-term sustainment operations.

  • USO hosts BBQ to celebrate Military Appreciation Month

    Jun 7, 2012

    USO-Metro hosted more than 375 active-duty service members at its third annual Service Member Appreciation Barbecue on Friday at the Freedom Center barracks.

  • 707th Airmen revamp abandoned houses

    Jun 7, 2012

    Airmen from the Air Force's 707th Communications Squadron, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing renovated homes in Baltimore's Pen Lucy community for Habitat for Humanity from April 19 to 20.

  • Fort Meade Casualty Assistance Center assists grieving families

    Jun 7, 2012

    When an active-duty Soldier has died in Maryland or in theater with family members residing in the state, Fort Meade's Casualty Assistance Center is the first to notify loved ones and provide them with the support to make funeral arrangements and apply for military benefits.

  • Rivera bids farewell

    Jun 7, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot bid farewell to the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command chaplain, Lt. Col. Pablo Rivera during a luncheon at the Berman Varner House June 5.

  • Venomous snakes inhabit Fort Sill ranges

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. 7 June 2012 -- Hikers should be aware that four types of poisonous snakes have been found on post.

  • Pershing Elementary students don Army gear for career day

    Jun 7, 2012

  • Show respect for the flag

    Jun 7, 2012

    When you combine the music, the flag of the United States and the reason the Star Spangled Banner is being played or sung, it can have a profound impact on our emotions.

  • Concert celebrates Army's 237th birthday

    Jun 7, 2012

    As the Army turns 237, the Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series is set to celebrate its birthday with a Streamer Ceremony.

  • Battle of beautification: Army and AF engage in facelift faceoff

    Jun 18, 2012

    A Skytrain and a Flying Boxcar are the lucky recipients of a much-needed makeover here at Fort Campbell, Ky. The aircraft, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, are on static display on the corner of Wickham and Entrance roads. Sun damage, lack of use and weather have all left signs of aging on the aircraft, but thanks to some friendly competition between the Army and the Air Force, these beautiful ladies will soon find their fine lines and wrinkles significantly erased.

  • Sailors receive Army Achievement Medals

    Jun 7, 2012

    Twelve Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group working under Army Central Command in Kuwait who were temporarily assigned to AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade received Army Achievement Medals .

  • Rinehart set to rumble June 9

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Make plans to be at Rinehart Fitness Center June 9 when the International Championship Wrestling invades with five professional wrestling matches.

  • Almost two decades of Paladin work

    Jun 7, 2012

    What looks and sounds like a tank, but isn't a tank? The answer, which many employees at Anniston Army Depot know very well, is a Paladin. The M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer was first introduced in the 1960s. Since that time, the weapon system has seen a number of upgrades until it reached its current configuration -- the M109A6 Paladin.

  • VPP means safety excellence for ANAD

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program is a proven program across industry that began in 1982. The program encourages companies to voluntarily go above and beyond to promote effective safety and health programs with the overriding objective of making safety a fundamental part of the culture. The importance of VPP cannot be overstated. For Anniston Army Depot, it is a comprehensive way to ensure we achieve occupational safety and health excellence. All employees (depot, tenants, partners and contractors) are accountable for achieving this goal as a life sustaining skill, not only for the workplace, but in all aspects of our lives.

  • Long-time employee retires with nearly 34 years of service

    Jun 7, 2012

    Bob Ogle retires from federal service after nearly 34 years

  • WTU Soldiers graduate, prepare for future

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Two Soldiers from the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit recently graduated from Cameron University. Staff Sgt. Marcos Jimenez and Sgt. Richard Johnson graduated May 4. Even though both of them have been part of the WTU, their paths have been different.

  • Sustainment Brigade graduates receive recognition in Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2012

    Several 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers participated in the annual graduation recognition ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation clamshell here May 26.

  • Police teach Soldiers motorcycle safety

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. 7 June 2012 -- The 31st Air Defense Artillery and 75th Fires brigades partnered with the Edmond (Okla.) Police Department to present Soldiers a free motorcycle survival course May 29-31.

  • SMDC raises more than $8K for AER

    Jun 7, 2012

    LTG Formica presents check for more than $8K to AER from the command

  • Seatbelts saves lives

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. 7 June 2012 -- The installation's Directorate of Emergency Services participated in the national seatbelt awareness campaign.

  • Mungadai, Red-Leg Day events build camaraderie

    Jun 7, 2012

    Originating nearly 1,000 years ago as a way for Genghis Khan and his Mongolian leaders to test other leaders, a "mungadai" has transcended its original purpose into what 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment uses as a way to not only test their Soldiers and stimulate the unit's esprit de corps, but to bring Family Members closer to the organization, resulting in enhanced unit cohesion.

  • Ring leader: 159th CAB Soldier uses fighting spirit to mentor

    Jul 10, 2012

    His Soldier describes his mentoring as "punch-love" style. Sgt. 1st Class Jay Karvaski, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's intelligence section NCO in charge, admits his boxing experience began much that way. "If you are out of line or out of regulation, he'll come at you strong, then afterward, once you've realized what's ... wrong, then comes the love -- the mentoring," said Sgt. Ryan Pillette, an intelligence specialist with HHC, 159th CAB. A good NCO knows his strengths. A better NCO knows his weaknesses. The best NCOs work to change those weaknesses, and Karvaski seems to aspire to that.

  • Workhorse Battalion conducts NCO induction ceremony

    Jun 7, 2012

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion "Workhorse" held a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony May 18 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation clamshell here.

  • Experts concerned about high stress

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fort Meade's medical and substance abuse experts are working to combat an increase in stress among Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians that has resulted in concerns about suicide, workplace burnout and hostility.

  • Trucks arrive as Fort Hunter Liggett gears up for exercises

    Jun 17, 2012

    Truckers from across the country deliver military vehicles to Fort Hunter Liggett and equipment for this summer's exercises.

  • May 29, 2012 -- CSA Remarks Union League Club of Chicago Breakfast

    Jun 7, 2012

  • METCOP debuts in Operation Enduring Freedom

    Jun 7, 2012

    An automated tool to help manage the eventual drawdown of the Materiel Enterprise's personnel and equipment in the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan debuted on March 31 and will enable planners both in theater and in the United States to plan and track the drawdown of personnel and equipment.

  • World War II-era letters discovered in wall

    Jun 8, 2012

    World War II-era letters to Fort Meade Soldiers were found in a wall frame in Bldg. 249 on Chisolm Avenue at Fort Meade, Md., May 24, 2012.

  • Milestone Moment

    Jun 7, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Timothy Beall, left, sergeant major of Security Force Assistance Team 14's "Iron Gladiators", 191st Infantry Brigade, Division West, receives his First Army combat patch from his team commander, Maj. Matthew Carl, during a ceremony at Camp Nathan Smith, Khandahar City, Afghanistan, May 27. Beall, a mobilized Army Reserve Soldier, has been assigned to the 191st Infantry Brigade for more than a decade and deployed on his first overseas contingency tour in April. More than 135 hand-picked First Army senior officers and noncommissioned officers assigned to training support brigades deployed as 13 teams to support the Army's new SFAT mission in Afghanistan, making this only the second time in more than 50 years that First Army Soldiers have deployed to a combat zone. (Photo by Spc. Derrick Gentry, 503rd Military Police Battalion)

  • COL (P) White leaves CAC-T for new assignment

    Jun 7, 2012

    COL (P) Robert "Pat" White received the Legion of Merit Award on Tuesday for his service as Deputy Commander of the Combined Arms Center -- Training (CAC-T).

  • Fort Meade Soldiers help judge healthy cooking contest in Baltimore

    Jun 7, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Meade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company judged a healthy food challenge held May 31 at Stratford University in Baltimore.

  • All-American Marching Band performer joins Army Bands

    Jun 7, 2012

    Kelsey Ferneau is the first member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band to join the active duty Army Bands program, and she will depart for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on June 26.

  • 3rd Chemical Bde. conducts leadership certification course at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 7, 2012

    Getting everyone in an organization working together can be a challenge, but when those in the unit have the same level of skills, that task can become easier. That was the thinking behind the 3rd Chemical Brigade's leadership certification course on May 30, said Capt. Jason Gramling, 3rd Chem. Bde. assistant operations officer.

  • Fort Meade service members honored at awards ceremony

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fort Meade recognized 11 service members with installation-level awards at a ceremony held May 30 at the Post Theater.

  • On-post solicitation is prohibited without approval

    Jun 7, 2012

    Solicitation on an Army installation without an appointment in areas used for housing or processing transient personnel, or soliciting in the barracks areas used as quarters is strictly forbidden.

  • Tough Warrior competition encourages team building

    Jun 7, 2012

    The 10th Sustainment Bri-gade hosted a Tough Warrior Team Competition on May 28 at the Muleskinner Gym here. The competition consisted of six two-man teams that competed in seven events.

  • White House "Champion of Change's" work continues to reap benefits in OEF

    Jun 7, 2012

    Lt. Col. Alan C. Samuels was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House on Apr. 19 in recognition of his work while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom that is still saving money and resources.

  • RRAD claims Logistics Award

    Jun 7, 2012

    The awards continue for Red River Army Depot as the recent recipient of the 2012 Army Chief of Staff Combined Logistics Excellence Award, depot category.

  • Tornado warnings set off Fort Meade DES/PAO notifications

    Jun 7, 2012

    Severe weather and tornado warnings Friday set off a series of notification alerts to the post community by the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services and Public Affairs Office.

  • Students on a STEM quest at West Point

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Center for STEM Education hosted the 3rd annual West Point Middle School STEM Workshop May 29-June 1, with 110 students from throughout the nation participating in this hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • Soaring above their peers: Fort Leonard Wood basic trainees' APFT scores land them helicopter ride

    Jun 7, 2012

    It's not uncommon to see helicopters fly over Fort Leonard Wood. What is uncommon is seeing a UH-60 Black Hawk soaring above, full of Soldiers in Basic Combat Training.

  • Special needs accommodated at Camp Soar

    Jun 7, 2012

    Camp Soar, a free Fort Leavenworth camp for military children with special needs, was attended by a record 36 children in its fifth year. Activities included therapy horseback riding, visits from therapy pets, arts and crafts, a look inside a firetruck, science activities and music therapy activities. Children could also play on the playground equipment or in a bounce house.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Air Force Det. under new command

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Air Force Detachment at Fort Leonard Wood has a new commander, following a ceremony held May 30 at Lincoln Hall.

  • Fort Leavenworth thanks area law enforcement partners

    Jun 7, 2012

    The stories of successful partnership between Fort Leavenworth and outside law enforcement agencies are the ones the public doesn't hear.

  • SAMS professor named on creative people list

    Jun 7, 2012

    Dr. Matthew Schmidt, an assistant professor at the School of Advanced Military Studies, placed 22nd on Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business" list for gleaning design methodologies from practicing designers and using them to teach military strategic planning.

  • Army transportation chief visits 58th Trans. Bn. troops

    Jun 7, 2012

    The smell of exhaust from the heavy equipment transporters, or M915s, filled the early morning air as training transportation Soldiers prepared to showcase their skills for Brig. Gen. Stephen Farmen, chief of transportation and Transportation School commandant, and Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Offord, Transportation Corps regimental command sergeant major, during their visit to Fort Leonard Wood Friday.

  • Army salutes D-Day vets at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 11, 2012

    Close to three thousand visitors to the Nation's Capital joined the Under Secretary of the Army in saluting World War II veterans on the 68th anniversary of D-Day during a "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field, in Arlington Va.

  • Red River Army Depot: One goal, many locations

    Jun 7, 2012

    For nearly 12 years, the United States has been a Nation at war. While the dedicated men and women of our Armed Forces continue to deploy in defense of our country, the patriotic and commit┬Čted employees of Red River Army Depot feel they have a responsibility to do the same to ensure that Soldiers are supported while they are in harm's way.

  • 227th QM Soldiers volunteer for duty with the 401st

    Jun 7, 2012

    Fifty-two Soldiers from 227th Quartermaster Company stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. hit a trifecta of sorts by working in three separate theaters during a one-year deployment.

  • ASC Commanding General visits 401st AFSB

    Jun 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Army Sustainment Command commanding general, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade May 4-7 to see brigade operations and to promote one of the original AFSB commanders to the rank of brigadier general.

  • Soldiers continue serving despite troop cuts

    Jun 7, 2012

    Thousands of soldiers from across the Army received news that their jobs may be in jeopardy after the Department of Defense announced earlier this year the intent to slim its forces.

  • Deployed soldiers stand ready to battle with fire

    Jun 7, 2012

    Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, also known as Lancer Brigade, can rest easy on Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, due to the efforts of a few who stand ready to respond to fires that can occur around the camp.

  • 18th MP Bde FRG leaders sharpen skills

    Jun 7, 2012

    Establishing esprit de corps, providing support to military families and promoting a positive outlook are just a few reasons why family readiness groups are critical to Soldiers, families and military organizations.

  • Humphreys Elementary School teacher lands major honor

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has honored a Humphreys Elementary School teacher with its Teacher of the Year award for Korea. Amira Ammari, who teaches a Kindergarten class of 22 students, received the award during a ceremony at the school on June 6. She had previously won the post-level Teacher of the Year award, making her eligible for the Korea-wide honor.

  • Canadian Rule of Law Delegation visits JCIP

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Canadian Rule of Law Delegation visited the Justice Center in Parwan, May 20, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the judicial process and to tour the Afghan Criminal Techniques Academy.

  • Soldier serves with big heart, helps Afghan children

    Jun 8, 2012

    On one blustery Sunday morning, Spc. Helen Jeschow is enfolded in a bright blue wave of burqas the minute she walks through the gate, as women enveloped head-to-toe in the traditional garb of the region rush to greet her.

  • CAB performs heavy lifting

    Jun 7, 2012

    Units of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade came together to execute a sling load operation on an Mi-17 helicopter in the Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, June 3. Three battalions throughout the brigade all brought unique capabilities to the mission to ensure mission success for recovering of the damaged Mi-17 aircraft.

  • On anniversary of D-Day invasion, Army recognizes WWII vets in Nation's Capital

    Jun 7, 2012

    The Army remembered the servicemen who took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which began 68 years ago, during World War II, at a reception in advance of a traditional Twilight Tattoo ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 6, 2012.

  • Chandler visits TRADOC, discusses Army professionalism during conference

    Jun 8, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed Army professionalism and senior enlisted leader expectations of new officers during the Basic Officer Leader Course conference hosted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Initial Military Training Center of Excellence at Fort Eustis, Va., June 5, 2012.

  • Lessons from the field

    Jun 8, 2012

    U.S. Army officer Capt. Jake Weber has made his mark in baseball with his recent induction into the North Carolina State University Baseball Hall of Fame, and now he hopes to bring the lessons he learned on the baseball field to his new role as a company commander at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

    Jun 7, 2012

    Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future exercises.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $200 million in contracts in northern Afghanistan

    Jun 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracting officials awarded more than $200 million in construction and service contracts across the 21-province Afghanistan Engineer District-North footprint in May, a total value of $381.89 million investment in security and infrastructure projects over the past three months.

  • Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 8, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal along with a crowd of more than three thousand people honor World War II veterans at a recent "Twilight Tattoo", June 6, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. The theme of the ceremony was "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day". Twilight Tattoo is an hour-long military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own." For more information go to http://twilight.mdw.army.mil/

  • 'Iron PT' aims to enhance esprit de corps for SSI

    Jun 7, 2012

    A conversation between Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, commanding general of the Soldier Support Institute, and Maj. Jon Williams, the SSI's Combined Arms Directorate chief, about strengthening the organization's esprit de corps led to a workout session that had most of the SSI officers sweating and all of the participants smiling after physical training on the morning of May 31.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Musician offers talent, inspiration to BCT Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2012

    Eric Horner, a 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee, started volunteering in 2006 with the 193rd Infantry Brigade, leading Basic Combat Training Soldiers in song at multiple graduation ceremonies, worship services and other concerts. He has performed more than 200 concerts and 30 tours in one year for Basic Combat Training Soldiers, according to Maj. Earl Bowers assigned to 193rd Infantry Brigade.

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