Archive: Jul 2012

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  • Army Chaplains Corps mark 237 years of service

    Aug 6, 2012

    The chaplains of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment celebrated the 237th anniversary of the Chaplains Corps with a wreath laying ceremony at the Chaplain's memorial in Arlington National Cemetery followed by a luncheon.

  • Army Counterintelligence and DPTMS Partner to Host TARP-AT Training Briefs

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - For the first time, the 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment and the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security will team up to host Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) and Antiterrorism (AT) Training.

  • Yongsan FMWR offers good eats, fun

    Aug 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) introduced the All You Can Eat Pizza and Pasta at the Yongsan Lanes, a great lunch deal which provided food and fun during lunch time for Service Members and the Community, July 30.

  • 130th Engineer Week

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- Soldiers and Families of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took time last week to focus on some good spirited team building competition and fun, here. Each company in the brigade formed a team to try to climb to the top of the tournament brackets competing in volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, ultimate football, soccer, and tug-o-war.

  • General Thurman lays emphasis on ACAP

    Jul 31, 2012

    Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, visited the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Transition Center and Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), July 25.

  • 56th MMB provides command, expertise for nuclear disaster exercise

    Aug 7, 2012

    An improvised 10-kiloton nuclear detonation has occurred somewhere close to Indianapolis, and the casualties are massive -- at least, that's the training scenario for which elements of 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, 62nd Medical Brigade, will provide mission command, health service support and force health protection during Vibrant Response 13. In the dark, early morning hours of July 26, while most of the Pacific Northwest was fast asleep, approximately 200 members of the Army's 62nd Medical Brigade boarded a flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord -- destination -- Camp Atterbury Ind. the Vibrant Response training site.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Engineers visits with the 130th Engineer Brigade

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii--Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, visited with the 130th Engineer Brigade on July 24, to meet with the senior leadership in the brigade and receive a capabilities briefing to better understand the role of the brigade within the Pacific theater.

  • Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center: Enabling soldiers to fight fiercely

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 27, 2012) -- soldiers, leaders and civilians were given a rare look at what is said to be one of the Army's most comprehensive and modern training facilities. The Sgt. Joel D. Clarkson Training Support Center staff hosted an open house to those on Fort Wainwright who aren't familiar with what is offered.

  • 8th TSC Soldier wins multiple gold medals in Karate National Championships

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- On July 2nd, martial artists from around the country traveled to St. Charles, Illinois to compete in the four-day Amateur Athletic Union Karate National Championships. Sgt. Randal Kumagai, military intelligence for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, flew to the tournament to test his mettle against the best of the best in the country.

  • NFL cheerleaders put on a show for military families

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (July 27, 2012) -- Oomph and enthusiasm filled the Physical Fitness Center on Fort Wainwright, as the National Football League Seattle Seahawks cheerleaders performed a 90-minute variety-dance show for soldiers, family members and friends earlier this month. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation coordinated for and hosted the seven-member Sea Gals Show Team.

  • 8th TSC warrant officer gets top Army honor

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jose Rossy-Rodriguez, 8th Theater Sustainment Command's mobility support operations chief, is modest about his accomplishments and his career. Luckily for him and his unit, his boss and peers aren't quite as modest. "People abuse the term, 'constant professional,' but he really is, and our go-to guy here in the office," said Maj. Joshua Ginn, officer in charge of mobility for the 8th TSC and Rossy-Rodriguez's boss. "He is a soft-spoken man with a heavy impact on the transportation world."

  • National Night Out Aug. 7 promotes partnership, community

    Jul 31, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command Provost Marshal is calling on military community members to work with their directors of emergency services and local law enforcement agencies to support National Night Out Aug. 7 (Oct. 2 in Texas).

  • Medics from Charlie Med. conduct a tactical field problem.

    Jul 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Medics from Company C, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, put all they learned in the week long Tactical Combat Causality Care class in a final training exercise, July 27, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • 84th Eng. Bn. spouses become Soldiers for a day

    Jul 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- Spouses of the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, got a taste of the Army life, here, July 14. Koa Ohana Day offered a chance for spouses to experience and learn various tasks and responsibilities of their Soldier.

  • What's better than Army Green? Olympic Gold!

    Aug 1, 2012

    With near perfect shooting, 23-year-old U.S. Army Sgt. Vincent Hancock won the gold Tuesday with an Olympic record score.

  • New app tackles Post Traumatic Stress

    Jul 31, 2012

    The PE Coach mobile app is the first application designed for the clinical treatment of Post Traumatic Stress at military and VA hospitals.

  • Behavioral changes hold key to energy efficiency throughout Army

    Aug 1, 2012

    The Army's energy chief continues to press home the need for energy efficiency saying that stewardship of water and power resources begins with behavioral changes by Soldiers top down, not solely with investments in technologies and new equipment.

  • Conviction in death of Pvt. Danny Chen

    Jul 31, 2012

    Pvt. Danny Chen committed suicide in Afghanistan. An Army sergeant has been convicted and sentenced for actions related to his death.

  • Army Now - Military Leaders from across Europe build relationships and trust

    Jul 31, 2012

    Military Leaders from across Europe build relationships and trust between each other.

  • Funeral service for Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar

    Jul 31, 2012

    Following a solemn procession through Arlington National Cemetery, The Old Guard paid tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, in Arlington National Cemetery. Carried by The Old Guard's Caisson Platoon to his final resting place, Hammar was laid beside many others who have made that same sacrifice for our Nation.

  • USAAA - Best Places to Work

    Aug 17, 2012

    USAAA ranked among the best places to work in the federal government for the past two consecutive years.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Aug 2, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Warrior Leader Course

    Jul 31, 2012

    Warrior Leader Course being conducted at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Warrior Leader Course is the initial leader development course Army soldiers attend. Camp Buehring is the Army's only forward deployed Warrior Leader Course.

  • 2012 TRADOC NCO/Soldier of the year kicks off; day one

    Jul 31, 2012

    Sixteen active-duty service members from installations across the U.S. compete here from July 30 to Aug. 3 for the title of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Soldiers Radio News - Sgt. Vincent Hancock is the first to win two Olympic Gold Medals

    Jul 31, 2012

    Sgt. Vincent Hancock is the first to win two Olympic Gold Medals in Men's Skeet Shooting.

  • USAAA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, VA. -- The U.S. Army Audit Agency's Operations Center was relocated to Fort Belvoir, VA in March 2012 as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

  • Glory conducts Platoon Air Assualt Raid

    Aug 7, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, setup a M119A2 105mm howitzer after unloading from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during an night air assault training exercise, July 24, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • New Commander named to head Corps' North Atlantic Division

    Jul 31, 2012

    At a change of command ceremony July 31, 2012, Colonel Kent D. Savre assumed command of the North Atlantic Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He succeeds Colonel Christopher J. Larsen who served as commander since Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca left the position in September.

  • Currahee DFAC earns Best Mess Award

    Aug 7, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-The 4th Brigade Combat Team Dining Facility was awarded the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General's Best Dining Facility or "Best Mess" of the Quarter by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, July 20, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Why We Serve: Spc. Maguire and Sgt. Miller

    Jul 31, 2012

    At a high school ski club outing, Travis Miller tried to do some "Sean White X-Games" stuff, hit his head on a rail, broke a vertebra and began bleeding internally. Fortunately, his football buddy, Greg Maguire, was there to help him down the mountain to professional care.

  • 707th Military Intelligence Battalion Welcome New Commander

    Jul 31, 2012

    The Soldiers of the 707th Military Intelligence Battalion welcomed their new commander and said goodbye to their former one July 17, 2012, on Barton Field at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Combat Divers Practice in the Deep Blue

    Jul 31, 2012

    Plunging into the dark depths of the Persian Gulf, from the ramp of the USAV Churubusco (LCU 2013), soldiers of the 569th Engineer Detachment (Dive) from Fort Eustis, Va., participate in exercise Deep Blue underwater diver training near Kuwait Naval Base, July 21-26.

  • CHANGING OF THE GUARD-100th Soldiers say farewell to Col. Bowen and welcome in Col. Hildreth

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers, friends, family and civilian contractors gathered inside a hangar on Peterson Air Force Base to watch as the leadership changed hands July 19.

  • Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

    Aug 1, 2012

    Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped members of the Quileute tribe move approximately 100 canoes out of the water at the completion of the tribe's two-week journey, July 29, 2012.

  • Making money without marijuana: Afghan farmers enabled to grow legal crops

    Aug 1, 2012

    With assistance from the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Army civil affairs, farmers in Afghanistan now network with traders to sell legal crops such as melons for higher prices than illegal crops in markets such as India and Dubai.

  • 5th Signal Command Network Centers place first. 102nd and 69th Signal Battalions win NEC of the year

    Jul 31, 2012

  • Sharing a move with German television: USAREUR Family transitions from Heidelberg to Wiesbaden

    Jul 31, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was just another day in the life of an Army Family -- another move, unpacking boxes and getting settled in a new home. Except this time German television station, Sat.1, was on hand to capture the action -- sharing with German viewers what it's like for one of the first Families to move into Newman Village on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.

  • 21st TSC conducts command-wide NCO induction ceremony

    Jul 31, 2012

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony was held for 27 Soldiers throughout the command in the Galaxy Theater on the Vogelweh Military Complex, Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 27.

  • Deployed service members from 24 countries become U.S. citizens

    Aug 1, 2012

    After rigorous interviews, background checks and testing, 44 Soldiers representing 24 different countries of origin completed the process of naturalization and stood together in Afghanistan to take the oath of U.S. citizenship.

  • U.S. Army Europe's finest compete for honor of 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 9, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Exhausting marches, countless sit-ups and push-ups, a board appearance, timed marksmanship qualifications, and a dreaded two-mile sprint are only a few of the grueling tasks undertaken by Staff Sgt. Matthew M. Senna, a senior small group leader at the 7th U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer Academy during U.S. Army Europe's Best Warrior Competition here.

  • Tennessee Guard unit trains Jordanian Army

    Aug 1, 2012

    The 181st Field Artillery Battalion recently mobilized, trained and deployed to the country of Jordan, to provide infantry and border security trainer mentor assistance to the Jordanian Army.

  • Residents get update on Santa Ana River project

    Jul 31, 2012

    About three dozen Green River residents attended a meeting here, July 25, to learn about the progress of the ongoing flood risk management project adjacent to their homes and to ask questions about construction methods and their impacts on the local community.

  • The Defense Commissary Agency values your feedback!

    Aug 13, 2012

    Defense Commissary Agency values feedback and encourages use of its action line, published with permission from DeCA

  • Acquisition Cross-Servicing Agreement brings Lebanese Armed Forces to Kuwait

    Jul 31, 2012

    Members of the Lebanese Armed Forces shopped through the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Service yard at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait July 13 -- 17, as part of the Acquisition Cross-Servicing Agreement.

  • Fort Meade named Army Top Small Fire Department

    Jul 31, 2012

    With just 43 firefighters, the Fort Meade Department of Fire and Emergency Services responds to emergencies on and off post, provides safety training to residents and performs community service to benefit local charities.

  • Red River set to celebrate 71st birthday

    Aug 1, 2012

    Employees of Red River Army Depot will commemorate 71 years of service to the Soldier August 9. During the ceremony, Red River officials will cut a celebration cake and make remarks about the great history of the depot.

  • FMWR appreciates its fans through new program

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) introduced a new program in July 2012, which appreciates fans for their involvement. USAG Yongsan FMWR, which plans and organizes many different events for the Yongsan Community, are always trying to improve and change, rather than stay the same. This is to ensure that it meets the needs and desires of the Community it serves.

  • Eighth Army charts revolutionary mission change

    Jul 31, 2012

    The U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in Korea is charting a revolutionary mission change as the U.S. military shifts its focus to the Asia Pacific region.

  • Army developing new aircraft maintenance technologies at research lab

    Jul 31, 2012

    Researchers at the Army's corporate laboratory are testing new technologies it created for the Federal Aviation Administration that could give commercial and military maintenance programs earlier warning of problems.

  • Manufacturing experts from across the nation converge on Watervliet

    Aug 3, 2012

    Nearly 100 U.S. manufacturing leaders and educators converged on the Watervliet Arsenal for two days this month to learn more about how a government-owned and --operated manufacturing center operates. What set these tours off as being different from previous tours conducted is that the attendees have a strong background in manufacturing.

  • Arsenal commander doesn't kid around with questioning

    Aug 1, 2012

    To see the Watervliet Arsenal commander dance and weave through an onslaught of questions during his recent visit to one of his operational areas this month brought chuckles to many who observed this spectacle and giggles to those who asked the questions. No one ever said that command was easy and when someone on the installation asked Col. Mark F. Migaleddi during that question and answer session just what he does every day, a thinner-skinned commander may have cringed and buckled from the pressure -- but not Migaleddi. He simply smiled and responded back to the seven-year-old child.

  • Cadet learns at SMDC during summer break

    Jul 31, 2012

    West Point cadet learns at SMDC

  • EVR2EST helps firefighters during wildfires

    Jul 31, 2012

    EVR2EST helps firefighters during wildfires

  • Army Career and Alumni Program changes make Soldiers' transition easier

    Aug 22, 2012

    The president announced last month an initiative to expand programs designed to prepare service members for leaving the military. But before those initiatives were announced, the Army was already at work making improvements to the Army Career and Alumni Program, which is designed to help Soldiers move back into civilian life.

  • BOSS holds crazy '80s night

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) instilled feelings of nostalgia in Soldiers by throwing a Crazy 80's Night at the Main Post Club, July 28.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade dedicates memorial CrossFit competition

    Jul 30, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and officers of the 45th Sustainment Brigade gathered for a memorial CrossFit Workout of the Day, or WoD, honoring Staff Sgt. Robert Massarelli at 8th TSC's 45th Sust. Bde. CrossFit Gym, July 16, here.

  • Military Child Education Initiative Breaks Ground BROLL

    Jul 30, 2012

    Broll of groundbreaking ceremony for two new elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The schools are part of the Military Child Education Initiative that will upgrade aging and undersized schools across the Department of Defense. Shots include groundbreaking, speech clips and signing of the Education of Military Children Covenant by JBLM leadership, educators, Undersecretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal and U.S. Representatives Norm Dicks and Adam Smith.

  • Military Child Education Initiative Breaks Ground

    Jul 30, 2012

    The strength of a servicemember often comes from the support of their family, and for that reason Department of Defense and civic leaders are committed to providing the best possible support to their spouses and children. Army Sergeant Bryan Spradlin takes us to the beginning of the next big development for Joint Base Lewis-McChord children.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers restore integrity to Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers of 770th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, discuss excavation plan operations for the second of two culverts constructed at the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, N.Y., July 13, 2012.

  • VBS teaches Yongsan children to stay strong

    Jul 30, 2012

    Vacation Bible School kicked off here at the South Post Chapel, July 23. Children from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan flocked to the chapel to attend the week-long summer program, which taught them about God through exciting songs, games, skits, videos and activities.

  • Engineers clear the room

    Jul 30, 2012

  • Mixing Green with Blue

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU, HAWAII-- Twenty-two nations participated with more than 40 ships and submarines, over 200 aircrafts and over 25,000 personnel from the different nations in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that started June 20 and culminates August 3.

  • Captain Hydrate to the rescue

    Jul 30, 2012

    He can't fly, crush steel with his bare hands or jump over buildings in leaps and bounds but in the eyes of some Red River Army Depot employees he's the best superhero around. His name is Captain Hydrate. His purpose -- to make sure employees are drinking enough water throughout the day.

  • Hawaii's completes successful 'Ikaiki' ATEX

    Jul 30, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii conducted its annual antiterrorism exercise, "Ikaika 2012," or ATEX "Ikaika," here, July 16-20.

  • MRT Helps Soldiers Overcome Obstacles

    Jul 30, 2012

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were educated on how to overcome obstacles in their lives by receiving Master Resiliency Training on July 26, 2012 on Fort Shafter.

  • Tripler's Sim Center continues to support GME programs, receives ACS accreditation July 2012

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Simulation Center received its second national recognition as it was awarded the American College of Surgeons accreditation in July, here.

  • Army Couple Retires After 86 Years Combined Service

    Jul 31, 2012

    With combined service totaling 86 years, there is not much in the Army that surprises Norman "Norm" and Linda Bruneau these days. Family and friends gathered to honor the couple in a dual U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) retirement ceremony today. The event was co-hosted by FORSCOM's deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, and the USARC deputy chief of staff for Plans, Operations and Training, Brig. Gen. Scott F. Donahue.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise

    Apr 23, 2013

    With fewer than 24 hours until the hypothetical detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national catastrophic incident exercise that will test more than 9,000 service members and civilians in 11 training locations and airfields spread across 5,000 square miles in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • Louisiana National Guard pins first female general officer

    Jul 31, 2012

    The Louisiana National Guard welcomed its first female general officer during a promotion ceremony, July 27, 2012, at the Jackson Barracks Museum in New Orleans.

  • Afghan soldiers, American paratroopers bolster security in key Ghazni district with comprehensive ef

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ARIAN, Afghanistan (July 25, 2012) -- A key economic center along Afghanistan's main highway between Kabul and Kandahar -- and the Afghan security forces that protect it -- are much better off today than just four months ago, said a U.S. Army commander.

  • Corps of Engineers gives students a "sampling" of hydraulics at Savannah Harbor

    Jul 30, 2012

    SAVANNAH, Ga.--Nineteen local high school students got a "sampling" of what it's like to be a hydraulic engineer during a boat tour of the Savannah Harbor, July 25.

  • Hancock set for golden repeat in Olympic skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    After three rounds of shooting July 30, 2012, Sgt. Vincent Hancock is in first place in defense of his Olympic gold medal in men's skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • NATO official to address North Georgia College graduates

    Jul 30, 2012

    Dean of the NATO Defense College will be keynote speaker at commencement

  • Army plans major Stryker upgrades

    Jul 31, 2012

    Army engineers are designing and implementing important Stryker vehicles upgrades. The efforts are focused on technologies that will provide the platform a stronger engine, improved suspension, more on-board electrical power and next-generation networking and computing technology.

  • Tripler honors Army Medical Corps as it turns 237

    Jul 30, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Staff at Tripler Army Medical Center gathered for a cake cutting ceremony, July 27, as it celebrated the U.S. Army Medical Corps 237th birthday, here.

  • Military athletes march in London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

    Jul 31, 2012

    U.S. service members were among more than 10,000 athletes from across the world who marched into Olympic Stadium July 27 during the Opening Ceremony of Olympiad XXX.

  • International case team invests in cooperation

    Aug 1, 2012

    The USASAC crest includes the motto "Strength in Cooperation," which refers to the relationships developed between the U.S. and international partners through U.S. security assistance and the foreign military sales program. It also can refer to how USASAC employees, such as the small four-person Case Development Team, accomplish their workload.

  • Think Outside the FOD Box

    Jul 30, 2012

    Foreign object damage is an important program to Army aviation. FOD prevention is mandated by DA Pam 385-10, which states FOD prevention programs will be in writing, all unit personnel will be trained in FOD prevention (paragraph 2-8b.) and FOD prevention will be discussed at all unit safety meetings (paragraph 2-8 d. (1)(c)). Army aviation units are doing well to implement these programs and meet the regulatory guidance; however, many publications don't address real-world challenges. It's necessary for units to thoroughly analyze their specific FOD-related hazards and respond to them to mitigate damage and injury.

  • Sacramento District wraps up vital Napa River ARRA construction contract

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District would like to change that history, as it will wrap up construction Aug. 3 on a significant effort in downtown Napa to raise 3,300 feet of railroad tracks as much as six feet and construct two new bridges to help reduce the city's flood risk.

  • Olympic Videos Pt 2

    Jul 30, 2012

  • Too Close for Comfort

    Jul 30, 2012

    Editor's note: The names used in this article are fictitious to protect the Soldiers' privacy. I'd been in country for several months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom when my unit was tasked to conduct missions with coalition forces. Sgt. Smith, who was the unit's supply sergeant, and I immediately volunteered for the mission. I wasn't permitted to go because of my position as the motor sergeant and, initially, Smith wasn't able to participate either. However, the command eventually relented and allowed Smith to go.

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses command's renewed focus

    Jul 30, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's senior noncommissioned officer, gave an interview to RDECOM public affairs July 19.

  • Training Saves Lives

    Jul 30, 2012

    No one truly knows what it's like to fly in a combat zone during instrument meteorological conditions until they're in the middle of it. As young aviators, we're lectured repeatedly about the horrors of entering inadvertent IMC and trained to manage it as an "emergency" flight only.

  • Untrained and Unlucky

    Jul 30, 2012

    I was 18, airborne and invincible. I'd just received my enlistment bonus and decided it was time to get some transportation. I got one of my fellow troopers at Fort Bragg, N.C., to take me to the nearest Suzuki dealer. I wanted to buy a 650 GSL, but my credit wasn't good enough to qualify for a loan, so my only option was to pay cash for a 450 GSL. Being the highly intelligent and experienced (translate that young and dumb) person I was, I quickly purchased the motorcycle. After a quick lesson on how to ride by the salesperson, I was on my way.

  • My 'Altimate' Seat Belt Experience

    Jul 30, 2012

    While I've always worn my seat belt, it wasn't until last year that I personally understood why it was important.

  • Take a 'Stand'

    Jul 30, 2012

    As deer season draws near, there's undoubtedly a heightened sense of excitement among the most avid -- and even novice -- hunters. The anticipation of a successful opening-day hunt or a trophy buck appeals to most hunters just as Christmas morning does to a child.

  • Olympic Videos Pt 1

    Jul 30, 2012

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division gets new commander at Fort Hamilton

    Jul 30, 2012

    Col. Christopher J. Larsen will relinquish command of the North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Col. Kent D. Savre (SAV-ree) during an Assumption of Command ceremony July 31 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Room of the Community Club at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Wranglers partner with local nightclub for safety awareness training

    Jul 30, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- It's a standard Friday afternoon and Wolfpack Soldiers are gathered together for a standard Friday close-out safety briefing prior to going their separate ways for another standard weekend.

  • SDDC LSS projects recoup millions of unearned government dollars

    Jul 30, 2012

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command introduced continuous process improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology to command members in 2006. Since then, SDDC has realized cost avoidances of more than $25 million from LSS projects.

  • Do it Right ... the First Time

    Jul 30, 2012

    How do we teach our young Soldiers to "Do it right ... the first time?" Doing things right the first time is a philosophy, a mentality and a performance standard. Too many people today want to cut corners, get out of work and overlook the little things. In the world of Army aviation, this philosophy costs time, money, resources and, most importantly, lives. Taking your time and doing the job right the first time will not only improve and build a much needed trust between the maintainers and users, but also increase morale, productivity and trust across any organization.

  • Are You an Experienced Rider?

    Jul 30, 2012

    If your confidence and decision-making skills behind the handlebars are generated from experiences while riding, when do you actually become an "experienced" motorcycle rider? To determine that answer, ask yourself certain questions. For example, how much have you ridden and on what types of motorcycles? Or, are you simply an experienced owner; someone who has had a bike for a long time but only spends a limited time riding?

  • Brig. Gen. Shapiro visits 4-401st RPAT Yard

    Jul 30, 2012

  • Lost Digits?

    Jul 30, 2012

    Climbing on or off Army equipment sounds easy enough, and Soldiers accomplish this task daily without injury. However, those who don't complete this task safely are risking a severe hand injury or possibly even the amputation of a finger.

  • New commander takes over NATO hospital

    Jul 30, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan. (July 26, 2012) -- U.S. Navy Capt. Daniel J. Zinder took over command of the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit during a change of command ceremony on July 26, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Army War College graduates 349 Military, Civilian, International Leaders

    Jul 30, 2012

    Two senior Army leaders welcomed, celebrated, and challenged the newest members of the alumni 'club' at today's ceremony for the 349 graduates of the Army War College Class of 2012 distance education program.

  • 470th MI Brigade logistician receives unique honor

    Jul 30, 2012

    The 470th Military Intelligence Brigade S4 (logistics officer) received a unique honor in a brief Quartermaster Corps event in brigade headquarters July 24.

  • First Impressions

    Jul 30, 2012

    Coming into any new job is an adventure, and in our Army, you'd better be prepared to hit the ground running. In my short time as the new director of Army Safety and commanding general of the USACR/Safety Center, I've been sprinting! I never imagined how busy and rewarding these first couple of months would be, and I want to commend you all for the incredible work you've done to keep accidental fatalities at historic lows these past few years. I couldn't have asked for better teachers than the leaders, Soldiers, Family members and Civilians doing the hard work for safety every day -- thank you for being a wonderful example for me to follow.

  • JSC-A commander visits Salang Tunnel

    Jul 30, 2012

  • Brig. Gen. David Clarkson visits the 18th CSSB retrograde yard in Kandahar Airfield

    Jul 30, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (July 10, 2012) -- Brig. Gen. David Clarkson, the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command walked through the Kandahar Retrograde Yard with Lt. Col. Michelle M.T. Letcher, the commander of the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, July 10.

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