Archive: Jun 2012

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  • Property Accountability Campaign -- 2 Years of Success

    Jun 22, 2012

    This July marks the two year anniversary of the Chief of Staff of the Army's Property Accountability Campaign, and the accomplishments achieved in those two years deserve recognition.

  • Kettlebells offer multi-faceted workout to keep Fort Bragg Soldiers, Family members fit

    Jun 22, 2012

    At many fitness centers, large cast-iron balls with handles on top rest next to more traditional barbells and weights. Known as a kettlebell, this fitness tool has made a comeback in recent years as a 'hand-held gym,' according to Mark Toomey, Russian kettlebell certification trainer at a two-day workshop at Frederick Physical Fitness Center, June 9.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to be 'Soldier for a Day'

    Jun 25, 2012

    Spouses at Fort Bragg, N.C., took part in Soldier for a Day, June 14, 2012, which was coordinated by Army Community Service to give spouses access to some of the activities that their Soldiers encounter daily.

  • Fort Bragg youth participate in Red Cross summer program

    Jun 22, 2012

    The Fort Bragg/Pope American Red Cross summer youth volunteer program looks to place summer volunteers in various positions across the installation that will aid their leadership skills. Open to youth ages 14 to 17, the program allows youth to learn new skills as young professionals and to give back to the community.

  • International sales manager focuses on customers

    Jun 26, 2012

    Perhaps one of the most critical pieces in the Foreign Military Sales puzzle is the delivery of materiel acquisitions to a foreign country recipient. There are many factors in place that can delay, or in worse case scenarios, stop the process. That's where the Security Assistance Command comes in -- all logistics operations are handled through USASAC's New Cumberland case management divisions for each combatant command.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers take Army Birthday message to North Carolina capital, thank citizens for support

    Jun 22, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Bragg didn't wait for the party to come to them, but rather took the celebration of the Army's 237th birthday to the people of Raleigh and Durham, N.C., June 14. Two dozen Soldiers from the 44th Medical Brigade and 20th Engineer Brigade, descended on the North Carolina capital with two messages for the thousands of citizens they met -- the Army is proud to celebrate its birthday and thank you for supporting the men and women who serve in the nation's oldest military branch.

  • Currahees conduct two-gun raid

    Jun 22, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment. 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participate in a two-gun air assault raid training exercise June 12th and 19th at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Fort Bragg sustainment brigade tightens green boots

    Jun 22, 2012

    The 528th Sustainment Brigade implemented the Green Boot Program and to kick off the event, they organized a Green Boot presentation to which a majority of the brigade attended, well over 100 Soldiers. The Green Boot program is an effective tool to reach out to Fort Bragg populace to identify what people can do to conserve Fort Bragg's natural and fiscal resources.

  • Gas! Gas!

    Jun 22, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, learn to trust their equipment at the Gas Chamber during Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training, June 5, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Currahees stand up for safety

    Jun 22, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, utilize the Safety Stand Up events to emphasize the importance of safety May 30 to 1 June, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • A different side of the story

    Jun 22, 2012

    Many stories about World War II have been told, but many more have not. While sitting in a coffee shop in Normandy, France, on the 68th anniversary of D-Day, I had the privilege of talking to 74-year-old Yeves Tariel. When the U.S. bombed the city where Tariel lived, he and his family lost everything and were forced to leave. But there weren't any harsh feelings towards the U.S. Tariel said he was completely thankful, even if it meant he lost his city.

  • Odierno addresses Army's future, budget cuts

    Jun 25, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno answered questions about the future of the Army, June 20, 2012, at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.

  • SMA urges NCOs to promote culture of professionalism

    Jun 22, 2012

    Taking questions from Soldiers throughout the day, the Army's most senior non-commissioned officer touted a familiar theme on June 20, 2012, as he toured his previous duty station: a culture of professionalism.

  • New commanding general for U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Jun 22, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens assumed command June 22 of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. William T. Wolf.

  • Apaches hold first newcomers luncheon

    Jun 22, 2012

    Soldiers from, 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, attended first Apache Newcomers Luncheon, May 23, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • DOD considers foreign technologies to save dollars

    Jun 25, 2012

    Since 1980, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has leveraged new and evolving technology through a program called Foreign Comparative Testing, or FCT. The program's mission is to find and assess "here and now" solutions -- wherever they originate -- to meet the operational needs of American service members.

  • Congressman Hal Rogers (R-KY) Wishes the Army Happy Birthday

    Jun 22, 2012

  • Sharing road safely with bicyclist

    Jun 22, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The rain has abated and the sun makes longer daily appearances, along with this and the seemingly ever-increasing gas prices, many people have taken up the use of bicycles. The cyclist will face many obstacles in and around the post including everything from obstructions in the roadway to impatient motorists. Washington state and Joint Base Lewis-McChord have rules that bicyclist must follow for the safety of motorist and bicyclist alike. A cyclist must adhere to all state traffic laws that govern motor vehicles for the state the base is located in according to Army Regulation 190-5.

  • 401st AFSB working mission in Afghanistan

    Jun 22, 2012

    Six interesting photographs illustrating mission requirements of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Sustainment Command, in Afghanistan.

  • 377th MI Battalion Reserve Soldiers return to U.S.

    Jun 26, 2012

    Forty Soldiers of the 377th Military Intelligence Battalion returned to U.S. soil at Fort Hood, Texas, June 14 after a 10-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn.

  • Dagger Brigade to 'align' with AFRICOM in 2013

    Jun 25, 2012

    As part of an effort to regionally align Army forces with specific unified combatant commands, a brigade will begin serving in March as the go-to force for U.S. Africa Command.

  • TRADOC leaders speak at mission command

    Jun 22, 2012

    The 2012 Association of the United States Army Mission Command Symposium, Kansas City, Mo. hosted a professional development forum on Mission Command, and kicked off the two-day event which included Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center. The Army leaders discussed partnering with Forces Command (FORSCOM), training leader competencies, the concept of regionally aligned forces and more.

  • Hunter CDCs celebrate Army's 237th birthday

    Jun 22, 2012

    Children at Hunter's Child Development Center on Leonard Neal Rd., celebrated the U.S. Army's 237th birthday on June 14 with a outdoor party that included lots of activities and lots of lemonade to wash away the heat. Beginning with the Army song, the day-long celebration included an obstacle course, sack races, a sandbag toss, patriotic tattoos and hula hooping. Soldiers, spouses, and siblings all came to join in the fun and to do their part to help celebrate.

  • Pieces of past, slices of cake:Marne Division celebrate 237th Army Birthday

    Jun 22, 2012

    In 1775, even before the establishment of the United States, Congress voted to establish an Army. Granting them $2,000,000 and forming ten companies of riflemen, the Army was thrown instantly into action during the American Revolution. Today, two-hundred and thirty seven years later, the Army has grown to over one million Soldiers serving in more than 150 countries around the world.

  • From fixing choppers to flying them

    Jun 22, 2012

    Sergeant Sean Metzger, an avionics and armament technician from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, was welcomed into a distinguished community of professionals in a ceremony, June 14, when he became the newest member of the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps. After three years of hard work and dedication to duty, his supervisors saw fit to bring him into the fold.

  • 'Vanguard' honored by Hinesville Rotary Club

    Jun 22, 2012

    Corporal Jason A. Rose was recognized for excellence, June 12, by the Hinesville Rotary Club in Hinesville, Ga. The cavalry scout, assigned to Troop A, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, received a Service Above Self Award certificate from the civic organization for performing above his peers in his squadron's spur ride and for winning the 'Vanguard' brigade's Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter board.

  • West Point graduate wins opportunity to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult

    Jun 22, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- A 2012 West Point graduate from Texas will open for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult at a Fort Knox, Ky., concert June 23.

  • 'Warpaint' 5/7 Cav conducts Table XII exercise

    Jun 22, 2012

    Private First Class Christian Paul, a cavalry scout assigned to Bravo Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Calvary Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, and a native of Oradea, Romania, prepares to launch a Raven during a Table XII training exercise, June 7.

  • Colombia earns Fuerzas Comando 2012 championship title

    Jul 18, 2012

    TOLEMAIDA, Colombia June 14, 2012 -- After eight long days of strenuous and arduous tasks, Exercise Fuerzas Comando came to an end during the final closing ceremony June 14. For the fifth time in the history of the exercise, Colombia earned the coveted title of Champion. Ecuador took second place and Uruguay took third place.

  • ACES team receives honorary plaque for support during POTUS visit

    Jun 22, 2012

    For their excellence, unquestionable team work and dedication to Soldiers and Family Members, the Army Continuing Education System's team was recognized for their distinguished work when President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle visited the home of the Third Infantry Division as the selected installation to sign an executive order protecting Soldiers, Family Members and veterans from education fraud and scams of federal education benefits in April.

  • Chandler urges NCOs to promote culture of professionalism

    Jun 22, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler touted a culture of professionalism as he toured Fort Bliss, Texas, June 20, 2012.

  • Honoring the Stars and Stripes at Natick

    Jun 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Natick honors our Nation's Flag by playing Reveille in the morning and Retreat/To the Colors in the evening. Certain conduct is expected from men and women on the installation during these ceremonies.

  • A 'genuine conversation' about suicide

    Jun 22, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- "Do you need this card?" she asked in a barely audible voice. "It should be normal," Lisa Velez said, when discussing the oft-perceived taboo topic of suicide and the Army's Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) card. "Let's step away from whispering and have a genuine conversation."

  • Bakers Creek ceremony honors Soldiers

    Jun 22, 2012

    Located outside the hallowed ground where battle buddies, Family members and prominent military heroes are buried in Arlington National Cemetery, a monument stands to pay tribute to American Soldiers and crew members who also died during war.

  • Run caps birthday celebration

    Jun 22, 2012

    The streets and avenues of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall echoed with cadence calls the early morning of June 15 while between 2,400 and 2,500 Soldiers, Family members and civilians marched and double-timed during the Army birthday three-mile run.

  • QLLEX keeps the Army rolling along

    Jun 22, 2012

    Nothing in the military moves without fuel, and for more than 2,100 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics exercise provides the opportunity to hone their petroleum distribution skills.

  • Arsenal brings military, Army Birthday to New York's Capital District

    Jun 22, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Although the New York Capital District is not a military community such as Watertown, N.Y. is to Fort Drum, it is a community with military. The Watervliet Arsenal had the pleasure to work with the City of Albany to bring to the community a military concert on Father's Day, June 17. This concert not only celebrated Father's Day, but also the Army's Birthday.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 25, 2012

    The people who help make civilians Army Strong are competing to see who is the best of the best.

  • Young and experienced

    Apr 27, 2012

    Sgt. Matt Young, photojournalist, 117th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, surveys the coastline of Oahu from a Boeing CH-47 Chinook during a training flight, April 15, 2012. The 117th MPAD conducted flight familiarization and practiced safety procedures in preparation of their scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan.

  • New district governor visits FOB Spin Boldak

    May 18, 2012

    District Gov. Mohammad Hashim Agha, Spin Boldak, communicates via an interpreter with Col. Gary Johnston, commander of the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Combined Task Force Viper, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, May 15, 2012.

  • Mission complete for cavalry trackers

    May 26, 2012

    Soldiers attached to the 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment stand in formation during the transfer of authority ceremony between their unit and the incoming 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, May 24, 2012.

  • Building rapport in Lowy Kariz

    Jun 8, 2012

    First Lt. Dave Pensyl, platoon leader of 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, speaks with the local border police checkpoint commander Sadiqullah during a stop on a joint patrol through the village of Lowy Kariz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2012. Pensyl, from Throckmorton, Texas, complies with local customs by removing his protective eyewear when speaking to villagers.

  • Building rapport in Lowy Kariz

    Jun 8, 2012

    Spc. Justin Mullen, combat medic with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, speaks with villagers during a joint patrol in Lowy Kariz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2012. Mullen is a native of Oxford, Pa.

  • Soldiers dismount for patrol in Enjergay

    Jun 9, 2012

    Pvt. Robert Tanner, an infantryman and radio operator with Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, listens to radio traffic during a dismounted patrol in Enjergay, Afghanistan, June 2, 2012. Tanner is a native of Columbus, Ohio.

  • Soldiers dismount for patrol in Enjergay

    Jun 9, 2012

    From left, 1st Lt. Patrick C. Ryan, Security Force Assistance Team 8, and Sgt. Jordano Hernandez of Company A, 163rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, evaluates local terrain features during a dismounted patrol in Enjergay, Afghanistan, June 2, 2012. Ryan is from Columbus, Ind., and Hernandez hails from Paterson, N.J.

  • Soldiers dismount for patrol in Enjergay

    Jun 9, 2012

    A member of the Afghan Border Police voices his concerns during a shura meeting with local elders in the village of Enjergay, Afghanistan, June 2, 2012. The ABP is concerned about the reluctance of local villagers to provide information regarding the placement of roadside bombs fearing Taliban retaliation.

  • Soldiers dismount for patrol in Enjergay

    Jun 9, 2012

    Spc. Justin Mullen, combat medic with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, scans his sector during a patrol in Enjergay, Afghanistan, June 2, 2012. Mullen is a native of Oxford, Pa.

  • Soldiers dismount for patrol in Enjergay

    Jun 9, 2012

    Spc. Justin Mullen, combat medic with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, scans his sector during a patrol in Enjergay, Afghanistan, June 2, 2012. Mullen is a native of Oxford, Pa.

  • Soldiers dismount for patrol in Enjergay

    Jun 9, 2012

    Sgt. James Roberts, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, approaches a moving Mine Resistant Ambush Protected all-terrain vehicle, following a dismounted patrol in Enjergay, Afghanistan, June 2, 2012.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    An Afghan Border Police member waits for orders to start clearing a possible improvised explosive device cache site during Operation Southern Strike II in Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 4, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    A rifleman with the Afghan Border Police provides security for fellow ABP members at a known weapons cache site during Operation Southern Strike II near Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 4, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Spc. Shane Marks, an infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, takes a sip of water while providing security during Operation Southern Strike II near Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 4, 2012. Shane is from Colorado Springs, Colo. The Afghan Border Police-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Afghan Border Police humvees and other vehicles are staged during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 4, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Capt. Sean Nolan (center), commander of Company C of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, communicates via radio during Operation Southern Strike II in Ganjitsu, Afghanistan, June 5, 2012. During the operation, Nolan served as the ground force commander for the components assisting the Afghan Border Police. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Jose Rivera, weapons squad leader, directs one of his gun teams during Operation Southern Strike II near Ganjitsu, Afghanistan, June 5, 2012. All are soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. Jose is a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Spc. Shane Marks, infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security in an over watch position during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 6, 2012. The Afghan Border Police-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Cpl. Carson Hitchens armed with M14 rifle gives directions to another soldier during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 6, 2012. Hitchens is from Highpoint, N.C.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Sgt. Scott Carter, a civil affairs sergeant with Company A, 426th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), provides security during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 6, 2012. Carter is from Hawthorne, Calif.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Spc. Ryan O'Neil, 163rd Military Police Detachment, and his dog Pepe, walk with members of the Afghan Border Police and soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, during Operation Southern Strike II in the P'sha Pass, Afghanistan, June 13, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Two members of the Afghan Border Police search a small cave for weapons during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 13, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    A member of the Afghan Border police holds a Model-1886 French Lebel rifle recovered from a small cave during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 13, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • ABP lead successful operation in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 18, 2012

    Pfc. Frank Castro, 3rd Platoon, Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, scans the horizon during Operation Southern Strike II near the P'sha Pass in Afghanistan, June 13, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • On the front lines with EOD in Afghanistan

    Jun 19, 2012

    Two explosive ordnance disposal team members prepare to blow up a cache of improvised explosive devices during Operation Southern Strike II near Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 4, 2012. The Afghan Border Police-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • On the front lines with EOD in Afghanistan

    Jun 19, 2012

    Afghan Border Police and soldiers with the 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company examine a crater the day after the controlled detonation of more than 80 pounds of homemade explosives found buried in an abandoned house during Operation Southern Strike II near Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 5, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • On the front lines with EOD in Afghanistan

    Jun 19, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Kendall Reed, 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, communicates with another soldier before clearing a known cache site during Operation Southern Strike II near Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 4, 2012. Reed is from Scappoose, Ore.

  • 19th ESC strikes around the world

    Jun 22, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea-- Maj. Kimberley Nelson and Sgt. 1st Class Waykisha A. Minott from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command received a total of three medals in the 2012 Armed Forces Bowling Championships held at the Skylark Bowling Center at Lackland Air Force Base, Tx. May 13-19.

  • At Jeil Market, pots, pans, squid jerky, the world

    Jun 22, 2012

    At Uijeongbu's Jeil Market, patrons take a break from shopping April 8 and sit down at one of the market's many eateries. Shops lining the walkway are chock full of clothing, linens and kitchen items.

  • Navy Misawa CPO 365 Program helps tsunami victims

    Jun 21, 2012

    Navy Misawa CPO 365 members, along with the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, and airmen from Misawa Air Base brought a little bit of America to tsunami-damaged Miyako, Japan, June 16.

  • McHugh discusses Army of today, Army of the Future

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Army's not going anywhere, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reassured Soldiers, Army civilians and their families in a recent interview.

  • Youths urged to join new Summer Volunteer Challenge

    Jun 22, 2012

    Youth ages 12 through 18 can register to volunteer a few days a week in organizations throughout Fort Meade

  • Army Reserve MP battalion spearheads training efforts at Golden Coyote

    Jun 27, 2012

    Pvt. Niels Mortensen, Danish Home Guard, searches Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Flores, 382nd MP Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a training exercise June 14, 2012, at Golden Coyote, Rapid City, S.D.

  • Tripler hosts 2012 GPHE graduation

    Jun 21, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center hosted its annual Graduate Professional Health Education Commencement ceremony, here, June 15.

  • Army Now - Wyoming National Guard holds deactivation ceremony for artillery battery

    Jun 21, 2012

    Wyoming National Guard holds deactivation ceremony for artillery battery.

  • Army Now - U.S. troops train Afghans to take over security needs of their country

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. troops train Afghan EOD to take over security needs of their country.

  • FORSCOM hosts examination of Directorate of Logistics transition

    Jun 22, 2012

    U.S. Army Forces Command hosted a two-day U.S. Army Installation Command-Army Sustainment Command rehearsal of concept drill to examine and understand plans for the transition of Directorate of Logistics operations and functions from IMCOM to Army Materiel Command. ASC is the operational arm of Army Materiel Command and executive agent for the DOL mission transfer. The objective of the gathering was three-fold: - to identify and elevate gaps in service provided that cannot be resolved by mitigation strategies or resources on hand; - to analyze contract transition and potential fiscal year 2013 challenges; - to clarify fiscal year 2013 command and control, roles, and responsibilities.

  • Army Now - A tribute to service members and their families at a Blue Star Memorial Event

    Jun 21, 2012

    Citizens of Indianapolis, Ind. tribute to service members and their families at a Blue Star Memorial Event.

  • Army Now - Soldiers disrupting insurgent activity in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    Soldiers disrupting insurgent activity in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan.

  • City officials visit ammunition plant

    Jun 21, 2012

    McAlester city officials toured the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) June 14 as part of the plant commander's quarterly Community Leader's Tour. Attending were Mayor Steve Harrison, City Manager Pete Stasiak, Councilmen Sam Mason, Weldon Smith and Travis Read. Col. Timothy Beckner is the commander of MCAAP.

  • Two Value Engineering projects save $63,000

    Jun 21, 2012

    Two Value Engineering (VE) projects have saved McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) more than $63,000 in cost avoidance and revenue. The Value Engineering program is an effective tool for reducing cost and increasing value, proven through years of successful application.

  • Army, TRADOC set Soldiers up for success with job credentialing

    Jun 25, 2012

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command is working to increase opportunities for Soldiers to receive civilian credentialing for attending military schools.

  • Fort Bragg Garrison gets new commander

    Jun 21, 2012

    At a 9 a.m. ceremony, today, at the Main Post Parade Field, Col. Jeffrey M. Sanborn accepted the Installation Management Command colors from Davis D. Tindoll Jr., director, IMCOM, Atlantic Region. Before the Fort Bragg community, distinguished guest and his Family, Sanborn said that the Fort Bragg Garrison would team with others to promote the quality of life commensurate with the service of Soldiers, Airmen and their Families.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston's Sarah Xie-DeSoto

    Jun 21, 2012

    Leaving the fast-paced world of international business behind to start a new life with her groom, Structural Engineer Sarah Xie-DeSoto packed her bags in 1998 and made the 7,000-mile journey from Sichuan, China, to Texas to embark on an adventure that would incorporate structure in her life in a way she hadn't imagined.

  • Army Corps of Engineers continues construction in Iraq

    Jun 22, 2012

    Though its construction program is a fraction of what it once was in Iraq, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to manage $350 million in projects there.

  • Tooele Army Depot Supervisor gets Honored with Patriot Award

    Jun 21, 2012

    A supervisor from the Directorate of Ammunition Equipment and Manufacturing, Tooele Army Depot (TEAD), Tooele, Utah, confirmed the organization's support for the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve on June 20, 2012 by receiving an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Award. The ceremony took place at the TEAD's Pilot Model Shop where James McMain, honored supervisor, was presented with the 'Patriot' Award. Terry Christensen, Utah's ESGR Region Representative presented McMain this award in conjunction with the depot commander, Colonel Christopher Mohan.

  • Bill Ryals, Beekeeper Extraordinaire

    Jun 21, 2012

    As a child, Bill Ryals had a great interest in bees. He had no fear of them and spent time playing around them. Today, his fascination with honeybees has led to a hobby that has him buzzing.

  • Girl Scouts bridge to new adventures at ceremony

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 21) -- Young girls successfully completed a life milestone during Fort Belvoir's Girl Scout Service Unit 53-5 bridging ceremony June 16. The Scouts elevated to higher ranks by walking across the stage at the Moose Lodge in Lorton, Va., which symbolized their transition from one leadership level to the next.

  • Gen. Odierno, Army focused on future defense strategy

    Jun 21, 2012

    Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said the Army is preparing for a new defense posture.

  • Internet Safety Month preaches precaution

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 21) -- The internet is a useful tool for finding information and enjoying entertainment, but if residents and employees aren't careful the World Wide Web can create a world of trouble financially and mentally. The Internet Crime Complaint Center's 2011 Internet Crime Report found the center received 314,246 complaints in identify theft, scams, and fraud resulting in $485 million in reported stolen funds.

  • SHARP Training raises awareness on sexual harassment signs; suggests culture change

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 21) -- Soldiers and Department of Defense civilians in the Military District of Washington received training on sexual harassment and sexual assault at the Fort Belvoir National Guard Center June 4-15. The training, which lasted 80 hours over a two-week period, is part of the Army's 2012 Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response Program. The purpose of the training is to arm junior and senior military leaders and civilians with the knowledge and skills to assist victims of such crimes, and to educate the Soldier and civilian workforce on prevention, processes, and procedures for reporting such incidents.

  • National Training Center continues environmental leadership

    Jun 21, 2012

    The NTC is not only the best military training facility in the world, unequivocally, it is a world leader in protecting the environment and the endangered species that thrive within its boundaries. Fort Irwin is home not only to great Soldiers, Family Members, Department of the Army Civilians, and Contractors, it is also home to Gopherus Agassizii: the Desert Tortoise.

  • Audit Agency cuts ribbon on new facility

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (June 21) -- The U.S. Army Audit Agency headquarters conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony at its newly renovated facility on Hall Road June 18. USAAA employees and guests, including Joyce Morrow, administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Army, celebrated the occasion in the agency's training room.

  • Warrior leadership course helps build future leaders

    Jun 21, 2012

    For the first time, armed forces of Liberia soldiers instructed their fellow soldiers in formal non-commissioned officer-centric training at Edwin Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks March 5-22.

  • Reducing Costs of Contract Services at Joint Munitions Command

    Jun 21, 2012

    Cindy Medinger, Process Improvement Specialist at Joint Munitions Command, recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project designed to reduce the total costs of contract services at JMC headquarters.

  • 8th TSC Soldier named best in USARPAC Warrior Challenge 2012

    Jun 22, 2012

    Pfc. Jose Figueroa, of 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, won the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Soldier of the Year competition, selected among seven other Pacific unit competitors. USARPAC announced the names of the two top Soldiers in the Pacific on June 15th during the 237th Army Birthday Commemoration at Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. Staff Sgt. Neal Lang III, Eighth Army (Korea), won the USARPAC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, selected among eight other Pacific unit competitors.

  • Garrison commander bids farewell to Fort Belvoir

    Jun 21, 2012

  • Laughter, Love and Fiddle tour to entertain troops on post

    Jun 21, 2012

    You may have not heard of Natalie Stovall in the past, but soon you will be hearing a lot from her and about her.

  • Fort Jackson Soldiers put bodies, minds to the test in competitions

    Jun 21, 2012

    Ten of Fort Jackson's best Soldiers vied for the titles of Platoon Sergeant of the Year, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year during a competition June 12-15.

  • Dual military couple together for Father's Day in the desert

    Jun 22, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class John Monnett didn't receive a tie, cologne or dress socks this Father's Day; instead he enjoyed an MRE with his wife in the desert.

  • For 4th Stryker Brigade commander, NTC rotation all about relationships

    Jun 21, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division aren't deploying to Afghanistan this fall to play soccer, but that's the analogy the brigade's commander is using to describe how he'll partner with local leaders once in country.

  • More than 200 compete in Army Strong Triathlon

    Jun 22, 2012

    The temperature was already rising as more than 200 participants took to the water in waves for the start of Fort Rucker's Army Strong Triathlon early June 16.

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