Archive: Jul 2012

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  • Paratroopers, Afghans engage enemy in Muqor

    Jul 4, 2012

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and their Afghan counterparts search for IEDs and react to enemy fire on a patrol through Muqor, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan June 30, 2012.

  • Troops celebrate Fourth of July in Afghanistan

    Jul 5, 2012

    It's the Fourth of July, and for the 11th year in a row, U.S. troops are finding a way to celebrate the holiday in Afghanistan.

  • Transition, resilience, re-commitment -- SEAC visits Afghanistan

    Jul 4, 2012

    Within hours of touching down at Kabul International Airport, Battaglia met with International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, and Afghan National Security Force senior leaders at ISAF headquarters. In addition to visiting the top of the command at ISAF headquarters, the SEAC, accompanied by Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Capel, the ISAF and U.S. Forces--Afghanistan's senior enlisted leader, spent the week visiting troops, leadership, and Wounded Warriors.

  • Thai soldiers practice counter-IED missions

    Jul 5, 2012

    Royal Thai Army soldiers learned counter-IED techniques July 3 from U.S. trainers. The Thai military is interested in learning C-IED in order to deal with insurgency in southern Thailand that makes use of improvised explosive devices.

  • 17 FiB Soldiers test their confidence

    Jul 3, 2012

  • National Guard mourns loss of four Airmen

    Jul 3, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. (7/3/12) -- The 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard is mourning the loss of four Air National Guard Airmen, and the serious injury of two others, after their C-130 Hercules crashed in southwestern South Dakota approximately 6:30 p.m. Mountain time July 1. "We are deeply saddened that four of our outstanding Airmen lost their lives while battling wildfires over the weekend in South Dakota," said Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, the chief of the National Guard Bureau. "Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the family members and friends of those who were lost, and we wish a speedy and full recovery of those who survived this tragic event."

  • West Virginia woman signs on as first female Bradley mechanic

    Jul 5, 2012

    Cicely Verstein didn't plan on breaking any new ground when she enlisted in the Army. But the job she selected at the recruiting station has thrust her into the military spotlight.

  • Tri-Nation competition highlights partnership between U.S., European allies

    Jul 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion competed against mixed military teams the Czech Republic and Germany during the Tri-Nation Competition, June 26-28, 2012, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Fort Carson learns skills to assist in national firefighting efforts

    Jul 3, 2012

    Two task forces comprised of more than 1,000 Soldiers from 1st and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams, 4th Infantry Division, conducted introductory-level wildland fire suppression training under the instruction of firefighting professionals from the National Interagency Fire Center, June 29-July 5.

  • Team APG Olympic Sports Day July 26

    Jul 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Participants are encouraged to sign up for one or more of several events slated for Aberdeen Proving Ground's July 26 Olympic Sports Day.

  • Army to deliver new network technologies

    Jul 5, 2012

    Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October.

  • Auxiliary power reduces fuel consumption, plus other benefits for large military vehicle

    Jul 6, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army engineers demonstrated the possibility of a more fuel-efficient heavy-vehicle fleet at the Quartermaster Symposium held at Fort Lee, Va. June 11-15.

  • Driving impaired isn't worth it

    Jul 3, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - On Wednesday, people across the United States will celebrate the 4th of July. For some, alcohol consumption plays a big part in celebrating the holiday. However, those who drink should do so responsibly. Otherwise, what should be a day of celebration could wind up differently.

  • Mickowski makes metric mile final at Olympic track trials

    Jul 5, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Capt. John Mickowski came up 400 meters short in his bid for a berth in the London Olympic Games.

  • Medical Service Corps celebrates anniversary

    Jul 9, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- A doctor in an Army medical health center was examining the bottom of the left foot of a Soldier who'd been complaining about a growth. Carefully, the officer moved the foot from side to side, assessing its condition.

  • Military Intelligence Corps activates

    Jul 3, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -- On July 1, 1987, the Military Intelligence Corps was activated under the U.S. Army Regimental System. This was the culmination of a four-year process, intended to offer Soldier stabilization and affiliation.

  • Baumholder math teacher earns presidential award

    Jul 3, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - The news about Spencer Bean's selection as the recipient of the Department of Defense Education Activity's presidential award for excellence in math/science teaching this year was an honor for the math teacher, but it was also an unprecedented achievement for Baumholder Middle High School. Bean's accomplishment gives Baumholder Middle High School the distinct honor of having won the award in back-to-back years.

  • Wheelchair basketball: Wounded warriors roll to recovery

    Jul 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Being a wounded warrior no longer means being confined by physical limits on the road to recovery. Now it's about which activities can be modified to fit a Soldier's abilities to offer more fitness options. "We concentrate on their abilities rather than their disabilities and try to provide an alternative to their physical activity," said Sgt. 1st Class Javony Morales, Company A, Warrior Transition Unit-Wiesbaden Cadre platoon sergeant, during a session of wheelchair basketball June 22 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. "Here is a way for them to socialize and overcome their obstacles… to get out there and do something different."

  • To the rescue: Soldiers, civilians team up to save owl fledgling

    Jul 3, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may have looked like a fluffy hood ornament, but Soldiers of the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion recognized the stray owl fledgling lost in their motor pool. "It all happened during command maintenance," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gerardo Ledesma of the 2nd MI Battalion. "Members of Company B, 2nd MI, were doing Preventive Maintenance, Checks and Services when they found the owl on the back of a tactical vehicle and reported it to Sgt. 1st Class Gerson Espinoza who contacted the Environmental Branch and the Fire Department."

  • Army partners with Iowa community leaders, schools to promote healthy lifestyles

    Jul 3, 2012

    Believing the Army has a responsibility to help build a strong nation and not just a strong Army, the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion commander worked with members of his community to develop a high school outreach program in the form of health expos to address the health and fitness challenges facing today's youth.

  • USAREC Improves 79R Career Management

    Jul 3, 2012

    For the first time in Recruiting Command history career recruiters have an assignment branch of sorts that parallels the way the rest of the enlisted career management field (CMF) cells are set up in the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Army Now - New York National Guard junior enlisted Soldiers talk about September 11, 2001

    Jul 3, 2012

    New York National Guard junior enlisted soldiers, who were just in grade school when the attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred, are deployed to provide security at GTMO where alleged co-conspirators of September 11th, 2001 attacks are detained.

  • Army Now -

    Jul 3, 2012

    U.S. Forces train Afghanistan's first pathfinder team.

  • Army Today - Deputy Surgeon General Stone visits Ft. Carson

    Jul 3, 2012

    Deputy Surgeon General Stone visits Ft. Carson and takes part in a physical training program.

  • Korean Assistance

    Jul 3, 2012

    Korean Vocational Training Center works with young Afghans.

  • Jordan After Action Review

    Jul 3, 2012

    Strengthening international military relationships is an important part of the U.S. Third Army, Army Central Command mission, especially in the Middle East.

  • From Recruiting Command to the White House

    Jul 3, 2012

    In August, Army recruiter Staff Sgt. Kyle Busby starts a three-year tour with the White House Medical Unit, which provides comprehensive medical care to the president, vice president and their immediate families.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year highlights

    Jul 3, 2012

    Drill Sergeant of the Year highlights.

  • Enjoy your holiday, play it safe and return home alive

    Jul 3, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 3, 2012) - Drowning is the nation's second leading cause of accidental death. Statistics show that 90 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn life jackets. Here are some safety tips from the USACE Galveston District to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.

  • Field sanitation training empowers 159th CAB Soldiers

    Jul 3, 2012

    Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade buckled down for a 40-hour field sanitation certification class beginning June 22 to learn how to protect themselves and their battle buddies against diseases in field environments.

  • ASA(ALT)'s July Significant Accomplishment PEO Ammo's Mr. Mike DeMaria

    Jul 3, 2012

  • AWG's Concepts and Integration Squadron changes command

    Jul 5, 2012

    "(The Concepts Integration Squadron) directly works to defeat current and emerging threats ... threats that are often irregular, asymmetric and hybrid, and are increasingly clever, adaptive and networked," Mahaney said. "The way I see it, they own the meeting point where not only concepts are tested and integrated together, but where they are then taken to meet reality."

  • ACS offers federal employment workshop

    Jul 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The "Applying for Federal Employment Workshop," offered at Army Community Service, walks participants through the process of searching, applying and securing government jobs. ACS has partnered with the Susquehanna Workforce Network to offer these workshops at APG on a bimonthly basis.

  • Odd jobs provide alternative employment for teens

    Jul 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - This time of year, many teens are looking for summer jobs. Although the job market for teens is limited, especially during times of economic uncertainty, they can gain work experience and make money with tried and true summer occupations like baby sitting and dog walking.

  • Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

    Jul 5, 2012

    When the Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., are called upon, they have three hours to get up in the air and be on their way to aid in extinguishing wildland fires.

  • Congressman, Army leader discuss cybersecurity, research

    Jul 11, 2012

    The U.S. military needs to concentrate on developing a robust defense system against cyber attacks from foreign adversaries, U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger said to a senior U.S. Army leader July 2.

  • Keep safety priority No. 1 during July 4

    Jul 3, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- This Fourth of July we mark the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the statement of values and beliefs that launched our country.

  • Parker looks to make fourth time a charm in London

    Jul 26, 2012

    It happens to the best of them. Ask John Elway. Or Lebron James. Being at the top of their profession doesn't mean a championship comes right away. It takes perseverance and hard work.

  • Command structure changes at Illesheim Health Clinic

    Jul 3, 2012

    ILLESHEIM, Germany -- A Relinquishment of Command and Assumption of Responsibility ceremony placed command of the Illesheim Health Clinic under Katterbach's clinic commander here Thursday.

  • New equipment helps garrison remove abandoned vehicles

    Jul 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Military Police (MP) from the USAG Yongsan, Directorate Emergency Services, Provost Marshal Office were able to remove vehicles abandoned in the Dragon Hill Lodge (DHL) underground parking lot thanks to new vehicle extrication equipment, July 2.

  • Task Force Smith honored at ceremony in South Korea

    Jul 8, 2012

    The lightly armed and heavily outnumbered task force that fought in the first U.S. ground battle of the Korean War was honored July 3, 2012, at a 62nd anniversary ceremony.

  • Independence Day to be celebrated despite storms

    Jul 3, 2012

    The installation will celebrate the Fourth of July from noon to 10:30 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Medical Readiness at Your Front Door

    Jul 3, 2012

    Medical Readiness at Your Front Door

  • Keane presses for more U.S. aid for Afghan security progress

    Jul 3, 2012

    Retired Gen. Jack Keane pushed for continued U.S. assistance and funding for the Afghan National Security Forces during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, June 29, 2012.

  • 8th MP Brigade hosts 2012 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition

    Jul 5, 2012

    Man and his best friend shed blood, sweat and fur as 17 working dog teams from around the Army competed in the 2012 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, June 18-22, 2012.

  • Lee takes command of the 91st Training Division at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Jul 4, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Jon D. Lee takes charge as Brig. Gen. James T. Cook retires

  • 'Black Knights' deactivate

    Jul 2, 2012

    Soldiers of 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, bid farewell to the 549th Quartermaster Company during a deactivation ceremony at Fort Carson, June 28.

  • Zybura assumes command at first 413th Contracting Support Brigade

    Jul 2, 2012

    Hawaiian tradewinds blew favorably across the deck of the USS Missouri here June 28 as Col. Michael D. Hoskin relinquished command to Col. Martin A. Zybura at the first change of command ceremony for the 413th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

    Jul 2, 2012

    The temperature around the Fort Campbell, Ky., area held steady the past few weeks at more than 100 degrees, and little to no precipitation has turned much of the grass, shrubs and wooded areas into just the fuel needed to create a potentially blazing situation this Fourth of July holiday.

  • Army Today - America's interests play a vital role in its partnership with Kuwait

    Jul 2, 2012

  • Army Now - Army develops a new smart phone application that will help visitors at Arlington Cemetery

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Army develops a new smart phone application that will help visitors at Arlington Cemetery navigate through the immense sacred grounds.

  • Army Now - Soldiers train and qualify on .50 cal weapons system

    Jul 2, 2012

    Soldiers train and qualify on .50 cal weapons system on Avenger Air Defense vehicle.

  • Family of WW2 infantryman receives postumous awards

    Jul 2, 2012

  • Cadets sweat to finish well during 'Warrior Forge'

    Jul 5, 2012

    Blood vessels popped from their foreheads and sweat poured off their bodies as cadets with the 7th regiment put all their effort into getting the highest score possible on the Army Physical Fitness Test during the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base, Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 26, 2012.

  • Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space

    Jul 3, 2012

    The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747 by March 2014, with the help of the Army-developed Ground Based Sense and Avoid system.

  • 65th Engineer Battalion Soldiers serve as Battle Buddies for Gold Star Children

    Jul 2, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Soldiers from the 70th Engineer Company (Geospatial), 82nd Eng. Support Co. and 34th Eng. Co. (Sapper), 65th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) provided companionship to Gold Star Children (children who have lost a military parent) at the Survivor Outreach Services' (SOS) Summer Solstice Potluck held at the Aloha Center, Ft. Shafter, June 26, 2012. Families of the Fallen brought their children to this event run by the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS). Survivor Outreach Services is an Army program that provides assistance to Families of the Fallen by providing long term support through support meetings, phone calls and letters. The program is important, because when a Soldier dies families can experience disconnect because they lost their tie to the military. Even though Gold Star Families receive monetary death benefits, often times what they need is a friend.

  • Colorado National Guard secures area around High Park

    Jul 3, 2012

    While civilian and military firefighters and aviation crews fight the High Park fire from land and air, nearly a hundred Colorado Army National Guard military police and Air National Guard security forces are manning checkpoints around the perimeter of the affected area.

  • 402nd Field Artillery Brigade promotes esprit de corps with Organization Day

    Jul 2, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- To promote esprit de corps, the Soldiers of the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade held their annual Organization Day at Biggs Park June 7.

  • Fort Carson engineers, firefighters help contain Waldo Canyon blaze

    Jul 3, 2012

    With the sun slipping behind the mountains, more than 100 Army engineers from the 4th and 52nd Engineer Battalions worked tirelessly to set up a base of operations and begin making firebreaks before dark.

  • I Corps' Commanding General meets with community leaders upon return from Afghanistan

    Jul 2, 2012

    Less than a week after returning from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commanding general of I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash., and I Corps' Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell took the time to reinforce JBLM's connection to the leadership in the surrounding communities. More than 40 leaders in close proximity to JBLM attended the bi-annual community connector meeting June 19 at the McChord Co-Located Club. During the meeting several local community leaders were shown I Corps' appreciation by receiving U.S. flags flown at the Kabul International Airport during I Corps' deployment this year

  • Audie Murphy remembered

    Jul 2, 2012

    An Arlington National Cemetery ceremony drew curious tourists from the adjacent Memorial Amphitheater and the Tomb of the Unknowns as 50 Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members from the Military District of Washington and SAMC Soldiers from across the country gathered at the grave of Murphy; Murphy was America's most-decorated World War II Soldier, and was honored at a June 20 wreath-laying ceremony on what would have been the Medal of Honor recipient's 88th birthday.

  • A General's Story; Maj. Gen. Lloyd Miles retires after more than 32 years of service

    Jul 2, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Lloyd Miles, deputy commanding general, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis- McChord (JBLM) Wash., was honored June 22 at Watkins Parade Field on JBLM at a retirement ceremony filled with military honors and traditions such as the playing of the National Anthem by the I Corps 56th Army Band, a Pass in Review of I Corps' Soldiers in formation and concluding with an emotional farewell from I Corps' Commander, Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti.

  • Fire Chief finds home on base

    Jul 2, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Chief Russell Miller arrived in April 2012 to assume the duties and responsibilities of his position at the installation's fire station. No stranger to any fire department, Miller has been a part of engines, firefighting equipment and the hard working personnel who provide fire safety to the public since his youth.

  • RRAD breaks ground on third phase of MSSC

    Jul 2, 2012

    Red River Army Depot officials and distinguished guests gathered June 25 during a ceremony to mark new construction for phase three of the Maneuver Systems Sustainment Center. The facility will be used for assembly/disassembly of all tactical wheeled vehicle work for the depot.

  • Field sanitation training empowers 159th CAB Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2012

    In World War I, disease claimed the life of one Soldier for every two felled by combat. In the South Pacific theater in World War II, one-third of the Soldiers contracted malaria or some other disease, taking more Soldiers than the enemy did by gunfire. One of the greatest threats to a Soldier downrange -- beside the enemy -- is sanitation. Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade buckled down for a 40-hour field sanitation certification class beginning June 22 to learn how to protect themselves and their battle buddies against diseases in field environments.

  • Independence Day: A Celebration of Freedom

    Jul 3, 2012

    Gathered in the sweltering heat of Philadelphia in July 1776, the signers of the Declaration of Independence risked treason to proclaim the rights of "the People" to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  • Marne Week returns to Fort Stewart

    Jul 3, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division hosted "Marne Week" for the first time since 2006, bringing together units from across the Marne Division to compete in various athletic events.

  • Fort Sam Houston opens Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Jul 2, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO - - The latest of the Army's one-stop resource centers for service members and Families in transition celebrated its grand opening June 29 near the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Kids of Muqor

    Jul 2, 2012

  • Former Picatinny garrison commander oversaw multiple projects

    Jul 2, 2012

    Two years ago, at the Garrison change of command ceremony here, Russell B. Hall described the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Charles (Herb) Koehler, as the "perfect fit for the role of Picatinny Garrison Commander." Hall, then director of the northeast region of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, may have been gazing into a crystal ball that day in April 2010 because many would agree that his assumption was correct.

  • New Information Processing Center to consolidate information assets in Europe

    Jul 2, 2012

    German and American officials broke ground for the next stage in transformation on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne in Germany, June 28, 2012.

  • Reserve sustainment command finishes post-mobilization training with Division West

    Jul 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve logistics unit headquartered in Coraopolis, Pa., has finished two months of training here with Division West and will soon deploy to Kuwait.

  • Cooperation key to red cockaded woodpecker growth

    Jul 2, 2012

    Kisatchie National Forest is a place of natural beauty filled with animals that walk, slither, crawl and fly through the woods in an indomitable attempt to survive the rigors of the wild. But for some creatures, the stakes are higher as they struggle against the dangers of becoming extinct. The red cockaded woodpecker is one of those animals. It has been on the list of endangered species since 1970. But its numbers are on the rise thanks to the efforts of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Kisatchie National Forest and Fort Polk.

  • Commander's Message for Independence Day

    Jul 2, 2012

    I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your dedicated service to Our Nation. Over the past two weeks, I have been amazed by both your individual and collective efforts in supporting Fort AP Hill's Mission. Additionally, you should know that your tireless service, absolute professionalism, and noted accomplishments reverberate beyond the dense woodline protecting the boundaries of Our Installation. Fort AP Hill is on the move and will continue to build on its rich and proud history. You are building a legacy of excellence that serves as Our calling card.

  • Community members learn basics of Bavarian style cooking

    Jul 2, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- Wiener Schnitzel. Spaetzle. Blaukraut. Schweinebraten. Unless the average cook invests money in German cookbooks and time in perfecting the recipes, these Bavarian staples can't simply be whipped up at home. Enter Chef Sven. Donning chef's whites and a good-natured smile, Sven Markert, a local national who knows his way around the kitchen, teaches Bavarian cooking classes through Army Community Service.

  • Getting married in Denmark … it's nothing like Vegas

    Jul 2, 2012

    I got married in Denmark last month. We weighed the option of a German wedding, but the monthslong bureaucratic process involving interviews and translators appeared too complex for a civil ceremony. So, we turned our sights north toward Denmark's streamlined, practical, and therefore appealing, quick-marriage process. Our uncomplicated nuptials in Jutland also turned out to be memorable, romantic and unexpectedly lovely.

  • Prepare to qualify: Soldiers race for a spot on the Army Ten-Miler team

    Jul 2, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- When it comes to running, everyone has a strategy. For Staff Sgt. James Brooks, 172nd Infantry Brigade, Grafenwoehr, music is key. "Rap, rock-n-roll, it doesn't matter," he said "Something that'll keep me going to the end." Brooks was one of 167 runners who braved the rare Bavarian humidity here, June 30, to compete in the U.S. Forces Europe Army Ten-Miler qualifying race, many vying for one of the 12 coveted spots on the U.S. Army Europe Ten-Miler team. The top six qualifying Army active duty male and female runners will head to Washington, D.C., to race in the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, which starts and finishes at the Pentagon.

  • MEDCOM PAO receives diversity award

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity presented the 2012 Excellence in Military Service award to Jaime Cavazos, June 26 at the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Convention & Exposition's Opportunity Reception: Honoring our Armed Forces. Cavazos is the Chief, MEDCOM Public Affairs Officer, Directorate of Communications, U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • Independence Day tri-signed letter

    Jul 2, 2012

    Independence Day tri-signed letter

  • Happy Fourth of July America!

    Jul 2, 2012

    Message from the President Regarding Independence Day

  • Why We Serve: Maj. Ryan Leary Army legal officer follows grandfather's footsteps to service

    Jul 2, 2012

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 27, 2012) -- Some people when graduating from high schoolWhen graduating from high school, some people don't have the slightest clue what they want to do, but for one high school graduate he knew exactly what he wanted to do he wanted to serve his country. U.S. Army Maj. Ryan Leary, a judge advocate with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, joined the military right out of high school with inspiration and dedication.

  • Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN

    Jul 2, 2012

    For Tuesday, July 3, 2012, Federal agencies in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.

  • 'Diligent' Soldiers donate blood to wounded Afghans

    Jul 2, 2012

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 26, 2012) -- On June 19, 60 Soldiers from 701st Brigade Support Battalion, known as the "Diligent" Battalion, showed up to Forward Operating Base Sharana's medical treatment facility ready to donate blood to an Afghan man and child who were wounded by an improvised explosive device. Only minutes after the doctors announced that blood was needed, Soldiers were streaming in through the doors of Charlie Medical Company to be pre-screened for donation. In the end, twelve units of blood were drawn.

  • U.S. Army Europe Fourth of July message

    Jul 2, 2012

    The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! It's a celebration of our nation's remarkable history and a celebration of our friends, neighbors, and community. In the United States, families and friends will gather for neighborhood block parties and hometown fireworks, while here in US Army Europe we have the unique opportunity to join our host-nation partners, share in festivities with our community, and demonstrate the pride and patriotism we have for our great nation and our Army.

  • Afghan colonel works to free farmers from Taliban taxation

    Jul 2, 2012

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 26, 2012) -- Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Mirweis led his Soldiers to victory in western Paktika Province recently, improving the livelihood for the people of the province. The mission for the ANA Kandak, in partnership with the Fort Riley, Kan., based 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, was to clear known insurgent locations in the lesser travelled Omnah district.

  • Yongsan Fire Departments partner up through live exercise

    Jul 3, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Fire Department conducted a joint live fire training exercise with their Republic of Korea counterparts, the Yongsan-gu Fire Department, as a part of their Directorate of Emergency Services mutual-aid agreement, June 28.

  • Army 'upcycles,' reuses old gear for new technologies

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate recently completed a project for the Rapid Equipping Force on reusing discarded Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station imaging sensors for inexpensive, ground-based persistent surveillance systems.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year winners announced

    Jul 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army selected Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Heilman, representing Fort Jackson, S.C., as the 2012 Active Duty U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year; and Staff Sgt. Jarod Moss, representing the 95th Reserve Division, as the 2012 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Fort Hood Air Assault School hosts first class with own team

    Jul 2, 2012

    More than 250 Fort Hood, Texas, service members pushed themselves to earn one of 130 slots during Zero Day of Fort Hood's first Air Assault class conducted by Fort Hood instructors.

  • Defense acquisition program saves Soldiers' lives

    Jul 2, 2012

    When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American warfighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

  • Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat

    Jul 3, 2012

    The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, 2012, as the Army accepted delivery of the last PTDS ordered, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Power restored to installation; storm recovery continues

    Jul 2, 2012

    This is the latest information as of Monday, noon.

  • Pittsburgh Army Reserve unit arrives in Kuwait

    Jul 2, 2012

    More than 240 Pittsburgh-based Army Reserve Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) arrived at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July 1, 2012, to begin their unit's second overseas deployment.

  • Army Reserve civilian Bosses visit Fort Hunter Liggett

    Jul 26, 2012

    The 91st Training Division hosted 22 employers for a BossLift June 23 during Warrior Exercise 2012 at Fort Hunter Liggett

  • Reporting status for JBM-HH July 3

    Jul 2, 2012

    Click the link to see the latest reporting status for JBM-HH on July 3. http://www.opm.gov/status/

  • Zombies Attack, TFP HHC Responds

    Jul 1, 2012

    Task Force Protector Base Defense Operations received reports of zombies spotted in the vicinity of Malholic Range here, June 12, 2012. Soldiers of Task Force Protector, Headquarters and Headquarters Company were ordered to assess and neutralize the threat.

  • FOB Phase Teams

    Jul 1, 2012

    In order to maintain operational readiness, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade ensures that all its equipment is serviced within the proper guidelines to provide security for the soldiers on the ground.

  • Task Force Protector inducts NCOs

    Jul 1, 2012

    CAMP SABALU-HARRISON, Afghanistan -- Forty-eight Soldiers of Task Force Protector were inducted into the ranks of the Army noncommissioned officer corps here, June 14, 2012 as part of the unit's celebration of the 237th birthday of the United States Army.

  • RC-South Commander tours the DFIP

    Jul 1, 2012

    CAMP SABALU-HARRISON, Afghanistan -- Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins Jr., commander, Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force, toured the Detention Facility in Parwan June 25, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission conducted at the DFIP.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jul 2, 2012

    The chief scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, received a Presidential Rank Award, along with three other U.S. Army Materiel Command awardees.

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