Archive: Jul 2012

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  • 18th Engineer Brigade changes commanders

    Jul 30, 2012

    Col. Scott A. Petersen assumed command of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 18th Engineer Brigade during a change of command ceremony held July 27 on Tompkins Barracks.

  • 201st MI Battalion wraps up interrogation training

    Jul 30, 2012

    Anticipating deployment overseas before the end of the year, Soldiers of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade's 201st MI Battalion wrapped up their interrogation training with one more week-long exercise on Camp Bullis in July.

  • Rockin' CountryFest

    Jul 30, 2012

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- In a sea of cowboy boots and Stetsons, a group of combat boots, berets and patrol caps stood out as the U.S. Army took center stage at the 2012 K95 CountryFest July 29. For the second year in a row, CountryFest invited the U.S. Army to open the show with an oath of enlistment ceremony, which took place right before the event's featured performer, Darius Rucker, took to the stage.

  • Military Career Pathways 101 Three-peat

    Aug 1, 2012

    2012 Military Career Pathways 101 -- provide educators with a firsthand understanding of military resources, career pathways and benefits. They came to learn how Army/military careers fit into the national education 16 career clusters

  • Fort McCoy 'Solving the People Puzzle' seminar provides relationship insights

    Jul 30, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Personnel from Fort McCoy, the Combined Support Training Exercise (CSTX) and the local communities gathered July 18 at Chapel 1 to learn about relationships in order to share their experience across a broad spectrum of viewpoints. Garrison Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Allen Raub said he organized the seminar entitled "Solving the People Puzzle," to figuratively allow people to put together the thousands of pieces of an unsolved puzzle to help define their relationships at home, work, school and church.

  • Keeping Our Army Safe: CID Seeking Special Agents

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is actively seeking qualified Soldiers with the integrity and dedication to join them to become CID special agents, while helping to keep the Army safe.

  • Fort McCoy Community Garden grows plants, social interaction in South Post Housing area

    Jul 30, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Military Families, Summer Camp participants and gardeners of all skills are pooling their talents and efforts to make this year's Fort McCoy Community Garden near the South Post Family Housing area a success. Mike Napsey, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Community Garden manager, said this year's participants are overcoming a late start and a nearly unprecedented heat wave to bring the garden products to fruition.

  • Szarenski finishes 23rd in Olympic air pistol event

    Jul 30, 2012

    Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski knew right away that his game was not clicking in the Olympic 10-meter air pistol qualification round July 28, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • My first deployment: The mean streets of Ramadi, Iraq

    Aug 6, 2012

    Moving through the streets of what USA Today called "Iraq's most dangerous city," during late 2004, Capt. William C. Brine lead his infantry rifle platoon toward a group of buildings through the cover of darkness.

  • 'Dragon' female engagement teams making change in Paktika Province

    Jul 30, 2012

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 28, 2012) --Since arriving in Afghanistan's Paktika Province, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's female engagement teams have already conducted several missions rendering humanitarian aid to remote villages and conducting drip bucket irrigation classes. July 21 through 22, the brigade's FETs took it one extra step by conducting an all women's shura, the Afghan word for council, with the Director of Women's Affairs and connecting with children at a local orphanage.

  • R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U. S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point and the Counter Explosives Hazards Center, explores whether small rodents could be used to detect improvised explosives and mines.

  • West Point Cadets compete during McGinnis Challenge

    Jul 31, 2012

    The McGinnis Challenge tested the physical and mental fortitude of 128 squads of new cadets July 20, 2012, capping off the first three weeks of Cadet Basic Training for the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2016.

  • Chief, vice chief of National Guard Bureau confirmed

    Jul 30, 2012

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Frank Grass to be the next chief of the National Guard Bureau and Air Force Maj. Gen. Joseph Lengyel to be vice chief, July 26, 2012.

  • Army Medical Department, Army Medical Corps celebrate 237 years of faithful service

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Army Medical Corps and Army Medical Department celebrated 237 years of faithful service, July 27, 2012.

  • Fort Hood defends home turf, captures All-Army crown for third consecutive year

    Jul 30, 2012

    It's time to make more room in the Fort Hood trophy case. The III Corps Combatives Team added to its 2010 and 2011 titles by winning the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, July 28, 2012, at Fort Hood, this time in a come-from-behind effort, passing 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Ga., on the final day of competition.

  • Army spouse competes in first medal event of London Olympics

    Jul 30, 2012

    In front of an enthusiastic crowd eager to witness presentation of the first medals of the London Olympic Games, Jamie Gray, wife of a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier, competed in women's 10-meter air rifle June 28 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Jitters get best of Uptagrafft in Olympic pistol debut

    Jul 30, 2012

    Despite having a difficult Olympic debut, Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft's experience in London, July 29, 2012, featured enough goose bumps and memories to last a lifetime.

  • Ohio Guardsmen, Marines clear rubble, evacuate survivors for Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    Search and Extraction team members from Tarlton, Ohio, cleared away rubble, pulled survivors to safety and stabilized a building to breach and extract those trapped inside July 27 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., as part of a major incident exercise. The search and extraction team, part of the Ohio National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package, performed the critical lifesaving and life-sustaining mission a day after a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated in a major Midwestern city as part of Vibrant Response 13, an exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Michigan Army National Guard conduct Operation Hammer

    Jul 29, 2012

    Members of the Quick Reaction Force of the Michigan Army National Guard conduct a hasty command post establishment exercise known as Operation Hammer in Standish, Mich., on July 23, 2012.

  • Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association conducts competition at Camp Grayling

    Jul 29, 2012

    The Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association conducts competition at Camp Grayling, Mich., on July 15th, 2012.

  • Michigan Army and Air National Guards coordinate for Operation Northern Strike success

    Jul 29, 2012

    Operation Northern Strike video package including footage of 500 pound bomb drops and SOT from Col. Bryan Teff, Alpena Airbase commander.

  • Fort Polk Engineer unit aids 'survivors,' supports Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 30, 2012

    Responding to a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation, Soldiers from the 178th Engineer Company out of Fort Polk, La., conducted a rescue mission July 28, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • 182nd Field Artillery conducts refielding at Camp Grayling maintenance facility

    Jul 29, 2012

    1/182nd Field Artillery Regiment conducts its refielding from MLRS to HIMARS at the Michigan MATES facility near Camp Grayling, Mich., on July 19th, 2012.

  • Civil Air Patrol conducts training at Camp Grayling, Mich.

    Jul 29, 2012

    The Michigan area Civil Air Patrol conducts its training at Camp Grayling, Mich. on July 19th, 2012.

  • Tennessee, Ohio Civil Support Teams kick off Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 30, 2012

    After a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in a major Midwestern city, specialized teams of Guardsmen from Tennessee and Ohio began clearing routes and monitoring radiation, July 26, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., in advance of federal response forces.

  • Two-time Army Olympian teaches race walking on Today Show

    Aug 13, 2012

    Army Olympian Staff Sgt. John Nunn showed Americans how to race walk Monday morning on NBC's Today Show.

  • Soldiers build logistics hub in northern Afghanistan, call it home

    Jul 30, 2012

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade's Team Lightning completed the construction of Logistics Support Area Lightning, July 10, 2012, as one of the first steps in opening up the new strategic logistics hub for Regional Command-North in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

  • Samoa native puts bombs on target

    Nov 30, -0001

    His father always told him, "whatever job you are doing, always do your best."

  • Creating a great team within the Army Reserve

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark.--Sgt. Marlon Poole (left), 316th Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, instructs Soldiers on how to safely and successfully tie a block of C4 to a "ring main" during explosives training here at Operation River Assault, July 23, 2012.

  • From the Bear to the Eagle

    Jul 30, 2012

    From "The Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor and Operation Iraqi Freedom … I served in them all," said Cpl. Vitalis Dubininkas, pictured here during basic training with the Soviet Army in 1991. Dubininkas has since joined the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently the 3rd Platoon Team Leader with 316th Engineer Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command.

  • Higher headquarters observes how Cumberland River Basin supported Greater Mississippi River System

    Jul 28, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2012) -- When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system.

  • A range of opportunity to expand horizons, skills

    Jul 28, 2012

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark.--Lane NCOs from 323rd Engineer Company, 391st Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, assist Soldiers from 94th Military Police Company, 382nd Military Police Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, familiarize with the M-240 belt fed automatic machine gun here during Operation River Assault, July 24, 2012. Operation River Assault is an annual, two-week training event planned, coordinated and executed by 412th Theater Engineer Command headquartered in Vicksburg, Miss.

  • Combatives semi-finals finish strong

    Jul 28, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- As day two of the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship kicked off, a chorus of slaps, smacks and cheers echoed off the walls as competitors took to the mats at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center July 27.

  • Task Force Signal hosts NCO symposium

    Jul 28, 2012

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (July 27, 2012) -- Noncommissioned officers serving in Afghanistan with Task Force Signal gathered at the Enduring Faith Chapel on Bagram Airfield today to discuss the future of the Army and the way forward for themselves and their Soldiers.

  • Army leaders discuss health of the force at Fort Riley

    Mar 12, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Donald M. MacWillie, Fort Riley senior commander, speaks to the media during a press conference July 27, 2012, at Fort Riley, Kan. He and the 1st Infantry Division's hosted senior leaders Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Army vice chief of staff; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III; Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, Army G-1 deputy chief of staff; Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command; Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock, Army provost marshal general; and Brig. Gen. David Bishop, commander of the Warrior Transition Command, who stopped at Fort Riley to discuss "health of the force" issues.

  • O'er the Lands of the Free

    Jul 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Sgt. Abraham Passetti, a chaplain's assistant with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, erects U.S. and Afghan flags on Forward Operating Base Arian prior to a fun run celebrating Independence Day July 4, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Passetti is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAO)

  • Open house for business opportunities

    Jul 27, 2012

    During an open house July 25, more than 200 business owners met division chiefs and project managers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District to learn about contract opportunities and, in some cases, simply to learn how to get started in doing business with the Corps.

  • 'Pockets of excellence' across Army, but work still needs to be done on health of force

    Mar 12, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd Austin capped off a week-long series of visits to several Army bases, with a final visit to Fort Riley, Kan., July 27, 2012, to develop a better understanding of the "health of the force."

  • Chief of Engineers Visits Honolulu District, Pacific Ocean Division

    Jul 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chief of Engineers, visited the Honolulu District and Pacific Ocean Division (POD) headquarters here July 23-24 on the final leg of his tour of three POD Districts (Japan, Korea and Honolulu).

  • Tripler's staff care for mock casualties during MASCAL exercise Operation Chianti

    Jul 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- As part of the U.S. Navy's Rim of the Pacific exercise, or RIMPAC, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a joint-service mass casualty exercise, Operation Chianti, here, July 20.

  • US Army Pacific urges vigilance during antiterrorism awareness month

    Jul 31, 2012

    The Army's senior leadership has proclaimed August 2012 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. With our recent successes against our enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan, enhancing our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Team Bliss recognized for suicide prevention, intervention; numbers unmatched

    Jul 27, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Fort Bliss and 1st Armored Division commander Maj. Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard received the Living Works Community of Excellence Award for effective suicide prevention and intervention programs at a ceremony here Thursday.

  • Irwin gets new commander

    Jul 27, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians with the Fort Riley Medical Department Activity bid farewell to Col. Michael Heimall and welcomed Col. Barry Pockrandt during a change of command ceremony July 13 on Cavalry Parade Field here.

  • Korean War vets honored on armistice anniversary

    Jul 27, 2012

    Korean War veterans were honored for their sacrifices during ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery marking the 59th anniversary of the war's armistice.

  • Schofield Barracks fitness complex underway

    Jul 27, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Construction is underway on the Stoneman Sports Field Complex, here, designed to provide new efficiencies and amenities for physical training and intramural sports.

  • Madigan welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

    Jul 27, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brady assumed the responsibilities of the senior enlisted advisor July 13. Brady will advise the commander about enlisted and NCO matters and will be responsible for the standards, morale, welfare and training of all military personnel. He replaces Sgt. Maj. Chris Jenkins, who served as the Madigan senior enlisted advisor for the past year.

  • Okefenokee Joe stops at Hunter

    Jul 27, 2012

    Long-time storyteller, swamp dweller, and musician-- Okefenokee Joe-- got the full attention of parents and children at the Hunter Theater July 10 as he held up four large snakes from the stage, explaining the characteristics of each.

  • Soldiers help local foster home, non-profit resident childcare

    Jul 27, 2012

    Turning onto a long gravel driveway, you are immediately greeted by a red barn with a white fence, green rolling pastures and horses grazing. Standing nearby are two cute cottages with white shutters and an inviting atmosphere. As you get closer, you can hear the laughter from a child being pushed on a swing set.

  • Stewart Soldiers support Riceboro students

    Jul 27, 2012

    The new school year is just a few weeks away for the Riceboro, Ga., community and Fort Stewart Soldiers are helping local students get ready.

  • Soldier competes in Olympics

    Aug 1, 2012

    A Solider competing at the 2012 Olympics in London talks about his dream of winning gold.

  • 6th ROTC Bde holds change of command

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Hunter Club was filled with Family Members and friends of Col. Leo Impavido, 6th Reserve Officers' Training Corp Brigade commander, at the July 10 change of command ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield. The group was there to watch their friend and leader pass his mantle of authority to the new brigade commander, Col. Brent Barnes.

  • Chilean general tours TRADOC

    Jul 27, 2012

    The commandant of the Chilean Education and Doctrine Command spent some time with his American counterparts at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command to meet with leaders and learn more about the command during a visit here July 24 through 26.

  • Airborne commander dresses work ethic in language of paratroopers

    Jul 27, 2012

    When U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul Narowski learned that he would be commanding a support battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, he set out to codify his command philosophy in a language familiar to paratroopers.

  • Let's Move!

    Jul 27, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative is an effort dedicated to raising a healthier generation of kids and our military kids are no exception. Let's Move! launched its first-ever worldwide Meetup day, a Let's Move! Olympic Fun Day and it is tomorrow Saturday July 28, 2012 at cities and bases around the country.

  • Army Today - National Guard Soldiers transport water to a community in rural Arkansas

    Jul 27, 2012

    National Guard Soldiers transport water to a community in rural Arkansas.

  • Changes to 3rd CAB leadership

    Jul 27, 2012

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade welcomed new commander, Lt. Col. Brian R. Schaap to the 'Viper' Family during a change of command ceremony July 11 at the flight line, saying goodbye to Lt. Col. Cory J. Sena as he prepares to assume duties as the 3rd CAB's rear detachment commander.

  • Bringing boxing back to Bragg

    Jul 27, 2012

    Boxing is more than a sport that teaches participants how to throw and avoid punches. Besides the ideas and concepts taught in the Child and Youth Services summer boxing camp at Tolson Youth Activity Center, participants take away a sense confidence and security from the skills taught.

  • Fort Bragg's newest child development center dedicated to fallen Soldier

    Jul 27, 2012

    On July 18, a ceremony in honor of fallen Soldier Staff Sgt. Leroy Alexander was held at Fort Bragg's newest child development center in Linden Oaks, -- the Alexander Child Development Center. Friends, Families and colleagues gathered to share memories and help afix the Alexander name to the new CDC facility.

  • Fort Bragg combatants gear up for Army competition

    Jul 27, 2012

    Twenty one members of Fort Bragg's combatives team packed their bags, boarded a flight and headed to Fort Hood, Texas July 19, to compete in the 2012 Army Combatives Tournament. The team, comprises Soldiers from the XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division, Special Warfare Training Group, 3rd Special Forces Group and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The goal of the team is to de-throne the host, III Corps team and bring the trophy back to Fort Bragg.

  • Army Now - Michigan National Guard Soldiers coming together for their annual training

    Jul 27, 2012

    Michigan National Guard Soldiers coming together for their annual training.

  • Cinnabon parable -- Everyone's fault but my own

    Jul 27, 2012

    I once discovered a box near the coffee pot in our brigade. I peeked into this box and to my delight, there was a Cinnabon smothered in icing all by itself. It looked lonely so what was I to do? I didn't need the calories but it was so tempting. I rescued the Cinnabon, got a cup of coffee, and enjoyed every bite. I didn't even feel guilty because after all it wasn't my fault.

  • Fort Bragg: Delays in service due to understaffing, downsizing

    Jul 27, 2012

    Fort Bragg community may notice a delay in response time if they recently called the installation's Directorate of Public Works for repairs to plumbing and air conditioning units. As a result of some downsizing and a hiring freeze, the Directorate of Public Works has stopped doing the bulk of our preventive maintenance and service calls will take longer to field.

  • Soldiers honor veterans at 59th anniversary of Korean War armistice

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Army, along with the other services and the nation, today observed the 59th anniversary of the armistice agreement ending the Korean War, June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, and honored the service and sacrifice of Soldiers and other veterans who served.

  • "How much is that puppy in the window?"

    Jul 27, 2012

    With permanent change of station season upon us, many individuals are tempted by their new found stability to spontaneously purchase that cute little puppy at a local pet shop ,but buyer beware.

  • Fort Bragg conducts anti-terrorism, force protection training exercise, Orbit Comet, July 17,18

    Jul 27, 2012

    Orbit Comet is an annual exercise that mostly involves Fort Bragg's Garrison Command and first responders, such as fire, medical, military police and hazardous material teams. Additionally, local emergency management teams from the counties surround Fort Bragg and the State of North Carolina participate. Orbit Comet is designed to test Fort Bragg's ability to respond to a variety of terrorist and force protection threats.

  • Marne children perform Missoula play

    Jul 27, 2012

    Marne children perform Missoula play

  • ASC conducts Transfer of Authority

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command bid farewell to Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, and welcomed D. Scott Welker as its executive director during a heartfelt Transfer of Authority ceremony on Rock Island Arsenal, July 27.

  • 'Vanguards' train on portable battlefield communication system

    Jul 27, 2012

    Signal Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were certified at Fort Stewart, Ga., July 16-19, to operate a portable battlefield communication system designed for use by small units.

  • Senior Army leaders visit Fort Bragg

    Jul 27, 2012

    Senior Army leaders visited Fort Bragg Monday on a tour of six installations to assess the health of the force. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, vice chief of staff of the Army; Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army surgeon general; Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, assistant chief of staff from Installation Management Command; and Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza, Army chief of public affairs, looked at programs, services, resources and best practices pertaining to the health of the force.

  • 'Vanguard' mechanics learn capabilities of Forward Repair System

    Jul 27, 2012

    A two-time Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran, Craven said his role as a wheeled vehicle mechanic has been vital to mission accomplishment. And, he said, his job with Company E, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division--a forward support company attached to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment--wouldn't have been possible to perform if he hadn't had the M7 Forward Repair System in his corner.

  • Former 'Falcon' CSM returns to talk safety

    Jul 27, 2012

    Once a Marne Soldier, always a Marne Soldier -- no matter how far from Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield the Army may send you.

  • 'To Dragoon' leaders depart, ushers in new

    Jul 27, 2012

    In keeping with that mantra and a tradition in the Army, a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony was held for the 385th Military Police Battalion 'To Dragoon' commander, Lt. Col. Eugenia K. Guilmartin and the Command Sergeant Major for the battalion, Command. Sgt. Maj. William Fath, July 18.

  • Summer at the Tomb

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Sentinels maintain their vigil today, as they do every day, as the heat index hits 106 degrees in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army Fielding New Joint Medical Logistics Tool

    Jul 30, 2012

    FORT DETRICK, Md. - Army medical logistics processes are receiving long-awaited improvements with the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) 3.1.2 Prime Vendor Generation IV app upgrade. The new software will reduce errors, improve customer service and make processing, ordering and delivery of supplies more efficient through enhanced capabilities for medical logisticians.

  • First Lady brings 'Let's Move' to London Games

    Mar 21, 2013

    First Lady Michelle Obama and a plethora of former and current U.S. Olympic stars helped musical performers entertain children July 27, 2012, during "Let's Move! London Tic-Toc."

  • Paratroopers Clear IEDs, Engage triggerman

    Jul 27, 2012

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Afghanistan -- Paratroopers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, clear improvised explosive devises and engage an IED triggerman while on patrol July 23, 2012, in southern Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

  • Bridge Crossing Whites Lake on Fort A.P. Hill

    Jul 27, 2012

    Virginia Guard Soldiers from the Bowling Green-based 189th Multi-Role Bridge Company conduct river crossing operations with the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge July 24 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The Soldiers are training at Fort A.P. Hill as part of their two-week annual training.

  • U.S. Army bolsters Team USA at London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Jul 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army is sending its largest group of athletes and coaches to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Fourteen Soldier-athletes, four coaches and two Army spouses will represent the United States in a variety of sports at the Games.

  • New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force provides tools to law enforcement in the fight agains

    Jul 27, 2012

    The New York National Guard's Counterdrug Task Force provides specialized tools to law enforcement combating drug trafficking, including the Rapiscan system, which enables law enforcement agencies to search for hidden drug compartments in seized vehicles

  • Fire Prevention Team recognized as best in region

    Jul 27, 2012

    The Fire Prevention Team of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield has again been noted for their collaborative work by winning the 2011 Best Fire Prevention Program Award for the Installation Management Command Southeast Region and the Department of the Army.

  • 2nd Brigade gives back: exceeds expectations during Bliss Blood drive

    Jul 27, 2012

    2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division donated approximately 250 units of blood to the Armed Service Blood Program's (ASBP) blood drive that was held July 23 and July 24 at the 2-1 AD Headquarters Building on East Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general visits Japan Engineer District

    Jul 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), made his first visit to Japan July 18-20. A stop in Japan allowed him to witness how USACE is contributing to stability and security in the Pacific through the work accomplished by the approximately 320 district members.

  • Conference of American Armies ends legal conference hosted by Army South, chaired by CG of U.S JAG s

    Jul 27, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army South hosted representatives from 15 partner-nation armies during the Conference of American Armies Legal Conference July 16-19 in downtown San Antonio. The purpose of the conference was to bring together military legal practitioners from the CAA partner armies and discuss operational law lessons learned in disaster relief and peacekeeping operations, and discuss mechanisms by which to enhance information sharing between CAA partners.

  • Visitors learn about 'Science for the Soldier' at Natick

    Jul 30, 2012

    Science can have profound impacts on Soldiers' lives. That message came through loud and clear July 26, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., where basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center offered their inaugural "Science for the Soldier Day."

  • MICC welcomes new chief of staff

    Jul 27, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here welcomed its new chief of staff July 25.

  • Three days and a wake-up: West Point cadets tackle field training exercise

    Jul 27, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (July 27, 2012) -- The mission didn't end well. An unguarded flank, extensive casualties and improvised explosive devices left undetected all amounted to a less-than-successful beginning to the field training exercise for one platoon. It's all by design, however.

  • A family deployed -- the Jones family supports OEF

    Jul 27, 2012

    Three members of the Michael R. Jones family are currently deployed to Bagram Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Father, mother and son are serving in different capacities; each said being deployed together can be a mixed blessing.

  • Bike Patrols improve community relations

    Jul 27, 2012

    In a major initiative to strengthen law enforcement/civilian relations, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall police department has taken to the streets, sidewalks and hills with a more community-friendly mode of transportation.

  • Schweinfurt BOSS is the best in Europe

    Jul 27, 2012

    An Army-wide program here geared toward providing opportunities to single Soldiers in Schweinfurt recently took top awards for Best Installation Program, Best Event and Best Warrior Zone in Europe.

  • Servicemembers rock all night at free concert

    Jul 27, 2012

    As their way of supporting servicemembers, the iconic rock band KISS gave a special gift to 2,000 area veterans, active duty troops, wounded warriors and friends July 19, putting on a free, up-close and personal concert at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va. On the eve before KISS and heavy metal band Mötley Crüe began "The Tour," which kicked off in Bristow July 20 and will cover 40 dates across the U.S., with stops in Canada and Mexico, KISS held nothing back during what they called a "dress rehearsal," entertaining the small crowd with elaborate stage lighting, pyrotechnics, and theatrical stage antics. KISS was founded in New York City in January, 1973. The band features co-founders Gene Simmons on bass and vocals and Paul Stanley on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. Tommy Thayer plays lead guitar and provides vocals. Eric Singer, completes the group with drums and vocals. Their devoted fans are known as the KISS Army.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise during calm before storm

    Jul 27, 2012

    With less than 24 hours until the notional 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. Exercise control specialists from U.S. Army North made final preparations July 25 for Vibrant Response 13, a major field exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by Army North. Service members and civilians from the military and other federal agencies throughout the country are training to respond in the event of a catastrophic domestic incident.

  • Deputy Defense Secretary visits Camp Humphreys, thanks troops

    Jul 27, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea, -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter got a close look at Camp Humphreys and spoke to more than 300 U.S. Army and Air Force members, here, during his visit to the garrison, July 26.

  • Carter thanks American troops in South Korea

    Jul 29, 2012

    The U.S. deputy defense secretary wrapped up a 10-day trip to the Asia Pacific region July 26, 2012, by meeting with U.S. troops in South Korea.

  • Contracting office saves Army nearly $22 million

    Jul 30, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office at Fort Knox, Ky., saved almost $22 million with the award of a contract for wireless devices and services supporting the Army's more than 8,500-member recruiting force around the world.

  • Slow-growing grass delays Youth Sports Complex opening until 2013

    Jul 27, 2012

    The opening of the Youth Sports Complex has been pushed back from September to Spring 2013 because the grass is not fully matured and ready for competition.

  • Navy siblings organize 185 for Heroes run to benefit wounded warriors

    Jul 27, 2012

    Two Fort Meade Navy siblings formed "185 for Heroes," an annual fundraising event for wounded warriors. The next 185 for Heroes run will take place Sept. 2 to 8.

  • New 'no parking' policy near Kimbrough

    Jul 27, 2012

    Starting July 29, public parking on Llewellyn Avenue and Ernie Pyle Street near Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center will no longer be allowed.

  • Former leader of 310th MI takes over 902nd MI

    Jul 27, 2012

    Col. Yvette C. Hopkins assumed command of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group from Col. Andrea L. Thompson during a change of command ceremony Friday on McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • "Jack and the Beanstalk" rehearsal

    Jul 27, 2012

  • Teens go to work as HIRED! apprentices

    Jul 27, 2012

    Fort Meade's CYSS HIRED! Apprentice Program is providing 30 youths ages 15 to 18 hands-on work experience for teens at the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organizations on post under the supervision of an adult manager.

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