Archive: Jul 2012

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  • Eighth Army revamps command sponsorship process

    Aug 15, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army revamped its Command Sponsorship Program to make it a simpler and more streamlined process focused on assisting Soldiers and families with command sponsorship to South Korea.

  • Letters home: Local family receives letters of Soldier killed 43 years ago

    Jul 19, 2012

    Four letters written by a Columbia Soldier killed in Vietnam have finally found their way home more than 40 years after they were first inked.

  • 4-160th SOAR changes leaders during bittersweet ceremony

    Jul 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Under a dark, grey and foreboding Pacific Northwest sky July 13, Lt. Col. Heath Niemi prepared to walk away from the best thing to come along so far in his 20-year Army career. Niemi handed over command of 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment to Lt. Col. Chad Chasteen during a ceremony on Gray Army Airfield as the time on Niemi's more than two-year stint leading the battalion had officially run out.

  • Fort Huachuca

    Jul 16, 2012

  • Army Today - Soldier videographer captures ceremonies for families of fallen soldiers

    Jul 16, 2012

    Soldier videographer captures ceremonies for families of fallen soldiers.

  • Fort Huachuca

    Jul 16, 2012

  • NCOs overcome medical obstacles, continue to serve

    Jul 16, 2012

  • NCOs test the latest Army equipment

    Jul 16, 2012

  • Afghan National Army soldiers soar with Operation Eagle's Flight

    Jul 17, 2012

    Afghan field artillery soldiers displayed deployment-ready skill, under the direction of deployment-ready leadership, during Exercise Eagle's Flight at Patrol Base Sorkh Bid in northern Kandahar province, Afghanistan, July 11, 2012.

  • ASC historian speaks at Aledo Exchange Club

    Jul 16, 2012

  • World Class Athlete Program mission: Win the Olympics

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Army created the World Class Athlete Program in 1997 with the explicit goal of competing, and winning medals, in the Olympic Games. Since its founding, 40 WCAP Soldiers have brought home gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals.

  • YTC honors cherished commander, welcomes a new

    Jul 17, 2012

    Yakima Training Center, Wash., paused its typical training bustle to commemorate Lt. Col. Michael J. Daniels and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph E. Santos as they passed their roles as command team of YTC to Lt. Col. Darrell O'steen, Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher A. Raube in a ceremony, July 13, at YTC.

  • CASCOM's Top Civilian Focuses on Training, Mentorship

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Continuity through changing times is essential to a successful organization, especially to the U.S. Army. Through organizational transformation at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and the establishment of the Sustainment Center of Excellence, there has been one lead trusted advisor since 2006 fostering continuity over the years and helping to guide the command into the future. William F. Moore was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2006 and is the deputy to the CASCOM commanding general.

  • Counter-IED education strengthens West Point summer training program

    Jul 18, 2012

    Before Cadet Summer Training ends nearly every active-duty Soldier and cadet at West Point will receive counter-improvised explosive device training.

  • Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett gives medics real-world experience, too

    Jul 16, 2012

    The 6250th U.S. Army Hospital from Fort Lewis, Wash., provides medical support to service members participating in Warrior Exercise 2012.

  • Schoonover Airfield offers realistic medevac training

    Jul 16, 2012

    Dirt airstrip hosts Air National Guard C-130s to exercise loading the wounded for transport to hospitals

  • ADAM Cell Reset -- Depot 'does it all' for less

    Jul 16, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has assumed full-mission capability for the Reset and upgrade of systems central to air and missile defense in the tactical theater.

  • Researchers, officials collaborate for global demining efforts

    Jul 17, 2012

    Army researchers hosted national and foreign partners at the 2013-2014 Humanitarian Demining Requirements Workshop to plan humanitarian demining programming over the next two years at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 18-22, 2012.

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 17, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  • Obusek shares Soldiers' burdens in Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2012

    Dr. Jack Obusek, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center director, shared some insight he gleaned from his recent trip to Afghanistan with the NSRDEC workforce July 10.

  • AMC Soldiers vie in APFT during Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 9, 2012

    Competitors conduct push-ups in the Rock Island Arsenal Community Fitness Center during the first day of the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition July 16.

  • Robin Sage exercise to run in North Carolina counties July 21 through Aug. 1

    Jul 16, 2012

    This summer, Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within 15 North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.

  • Pacific Armies meet in Canberra

    Jul 19, 2012

    Senior Army personnel from 27 Pacific nations are developing relationships and exchanging views during the 36th Pacific Armies Management Seminar in Australia's capital this week.

  • Stryker teams equipped with precision mortars

    Jul 16, 2012

    The first Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI) round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120 mm high explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired. But when firing the Army's new precision-guided cartridges, this is the standard.

  • Robots revolutionize Army aviation maintenance at depot

    Jul 18, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot introduced its sixth robotic metal spray unit to coat helicopter components better, faster and cost efficiently.

  • 7th Air Support Operations Squadron change of command

    Jul 16, 2012

  • ASC NCO of the Year preps for new challenge

    Jul 16, 2012

  • Country case manager develops relationships

    Jul 18, 2012

    Beth Donato, country case manager for Macedonia, under USASAC's EUCOM Regional Directorate at New Cumberland, Pa., has received a certificate of appreciation from Macedonia.

  • AMIE interns gain career experience in Europe

    Jul 17, 2012

    Four seniors from historically black colleges and universities have arrived here to put their educational background to practical use in this year's Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering program.

  • A look back at a moment in Fort Huachuca History in the early 1880s.

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - A look back at a moment in Fort Huachuca History.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials serve up Asian carp sliders and information on invasive speci

    Jul 16, 2012

    Catching quite a bit of media attention at the 32nd annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park Wednesday July 11 was the booth offering more than 800 Asian carp sliders free of charge. Dirk Fucik of Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop in Chicago complemented the mixture of silver and bighead carp meat with a dollop of tomato jalapeno chutney. The public bit at the chance to taste test this aquatic invasive species.

  • 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show wows capacity crowd at Fort McCoy

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The singing and dancing of the cast of the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show was as hot as the temperatures that had blanketed the Midwest in the week leading up to their July 8 visit to Fort McCoy. A crowd of nearly 600 packed the 2 p.m. high-energy performance at the Rumpel Fitness Center, said Pam Budda, the Fort McCoy Soldier Show support coordinator. "We love that people want to support our Soldiers, and attending this show was a great way to do just that."

  • Students Have Fun While Learning Science and Math

    Jul 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (better known as GEMS) program has begun for the summer of 2012.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 16, 2012

    The RADIANS team from the Shanghai American School, San Jia Gang, Pudong, China were the eighth-grade winners of the Southeast region of the Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition. To compete in the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event, the students traveled nearly 7,500 miles. Army Technology Live's Dennis Neal has the story. Link to print article: http://go.usa.gov/wQr

  • Fort McCoy Summer Camp program offers youth well-rounded out-of-school activities

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Youth participating in the Summer Camp program at Fort McCoy have had a variety of informative, social and physical activities and experiences to keep busy. When temperatures topped 90 degrees, and heat indices approached 100 degrees in late June and early July, youth also found a number of Morale, Welfare and Reaction activities, such as bowling, swimming and visiting the Pine View Campground, to cool off.

  • Fort McCoy fitness center offers high-intensity indoor cycling class

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Wake Up and Ride class is a way to bring the feeling of outdoor cycling inside, said Jessica Pater. Pater, an indoor-cycling instructor at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, teaches the class, which is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 -- 6:15 a.m. The high-intensity cardio class uses stationary bikes that can be adjusted to varying degrees of resistance, Pater said. By adjusting the resistance riders can simulate hills or flat terrain.

  • Huachuca History - Blacks Soldiers in WWI

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - A look back at a moment in Fort Huachuca History.

  • Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

    Jul 17, 2012

    The "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense" ration book recently released by the DOD Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center seems to offer something for every palate.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Wylie Hutchison followed father's footsteps to serve Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2012

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 13, 2012) -- U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Wylie G. Hutchison, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's senior enlisted advisor, joined the military right after graduating from Don Lugo High School at the age of 17 in 1989. Growing up, Hutchison, a Chino, Calif., native, had firsthand experience of the discipline and pride of military service from his father. Wylie R. Hutchison, a former U.S. Marine, used the way of life he learned during his eight years of service to mold his son into the leader he is today.

  • Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

    Jul 17, 2012

    The first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired.

  • California National Guard helps battle Robbers Fire

    Jul 16, 2012

    The California Army National Guard answered the call to serve its citizens in Placer County, Calif., during the Robbers wildfires in July.

  • Afghan police, army find bomb-making lab during clearance operations

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan National Army partnered with C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, to conduct clearance operations in the Shah Wali Kot district, Afghanistan, July 7-10, 2012.

  • Valencia: A cultural metropolis

    Jul 16, 2012

    VALENCIA, Spain -- Valencia is a city of contrasts, where ancient buildings rub shoulders with 19th century palaces that rise next to modern apartments. Founded by the Romans in 138 B.C., Valencia has been the home of many cultures over the years, each of which has left its mark on the city in some way, whether through language, architecture or cuisine.

  • Grafenwoehr celebrates Independence Day in style

    Jul 16, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- With pick-up games of football, barbecues laden with hot dogs, boot-stomping country music, and the crack of baseballs in the batting cage, a little America sprung up in the middle of Bavaria for Grafenwoehr's Fourth of July celebration. Unlike previous garrison Fourth of July celebrations, which sought to incorporate German flavor into the festivities, this year's shindig was all about the U.S.A., explained community activities coordinator for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Neville Paschal. "It's truly a Fourth of July for Americans," he said.

  • ACS rings in a successful year

    Jul 16, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- Army Community Service commemorated 47 years of existence, July 10, with a birthday party straight from any child's wish list. Balloons and party hats adorned a room laid out with different activity stations. A booth with temporary tattoos inked toddlers with electric guitars. One large table was set up for coloring while another focused on face painting.

  • Swinging for the fences: tourney raises $4,500 for Wounded Warrior Project

    Jul 16, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- "I've never been so exhausted playing softball," sighed Spc. Mariano Escalante, 23rd Ordnance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, during the Reforger Classic softball tournament here, July 5-8. Escalante was not alone. The Reforger Classic, which hosted 21 teams from across Europe, combined women's, men's open and intramural contests into one event. In order to accommodate 172 matches for three tournaments, games were played around the clock. Teams battled it out on the diamond all day and continued through the night, playing games at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 a.m. They rested for a couple hours and then laced up their cleats to do it again.

  • Guidelines help keep Soldiers part of the voting process

    Jul 16, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- With partisan vitriol ablaze and the presidential election quickly approaching, political identity is gaining importance for many citizens. But, while under the employ of the Army or Department of Defense, what kind of political self-expression is allowed? Can a Soldier or DOD civilian post their political views on Facebook? Can they Tweet support to their favorite candidate? And how can a Soldier, spouse or anyone living abroad exercise their right of franchise and vote on Nov. 6?

  • Daniele Massey named Bavaria District Teacher of the Year

    Jul 16, 2012

    ESCHENBACH, Germany -- We've come a long way from that one-room country schoolhouse on the prairie. Teaching methods once employed are no longer expedient in nurturing the minds of 21st century students. Education is changing to contend with a global society, and Daniele Massey, a teacher at Vilseck High School, is staying ahead of the game.

  • ESYO serves Yongsan masterful concert

    Jul 16, 2012

    Enormous rich sounds coming from an orchestra wooed Community members on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, July 11. The Empire State Youth Orchestra made a visit to the garrison to share their love for music and deep gratitude for the Servicemembers, Families and Civilians serving on the Korean peninsula.

  • CYSS kids showcase talents at dance camp

    Jul 16, 2012

    Throughout June and July, Child Youth Schools and Services (CYSS) provided new experiences for Army children through Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIES) Specialty Dance Camps. One of the camps, named the Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Camp, featured Lindsay Swoboda as the teacher. Swoboda, who had been teaching and performing dance for numerous years, explained that there was nothing more gratifying to her than sharing the joy of dance with others. At U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, she was able to share that passion with the Community.

  • U.S., Korean Soldiers to train together at NCO academy

    Jul 16, 2012

    U.S. and Republic of Korea Army noncommissioned officers will soon train together at the Eighth Army Wightman NCO Academy at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • 1-17th Infantry conducts patrols during Operation Southern Strike II

    Jun 26, 2012

    First Lt. Ryan Allen, Security Force Assistance Team 8, appears on a mountainside during Operation Southern Strike II in southern Afghanistan, June 13, 2012. The Afghan Border Police-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 6, 2012

    Spc. Nathan Smith, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, unloads bags from his Stryker vehicle at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak after returning from Operation Buffalo Thunder II, July 2, 2012. Smith hails from Anchorage, Alaska.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 6, 2012

    Pfc. Tyler Shumate, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security from the rear hatch of his Stryker vehicle during Operation Buffalo Thunder II in the Shorabak district, Afghanistan, June 30, 2012. Shumate is from Wixom, Mich.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 6, 2012

    Sgt. Tim Martin, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security from the rear hatch of his Stryker vehicle during Operation Buffalo Thunder II in the Shorabak district, Afghanistan, June 30, 2012. Martin is a native of Sheridan, Mo.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 6, 2012

    Sgt. Tim Martin, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, shows evidence of the long journey after returning from Operation Buffalo Thunder II at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 2, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 6, 2012

    Spc. Tyler Winowiecki, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, cleans the dust off his M4 carbine during Operation Buffalo Thunder II in the district of Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 28, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

  • 1-17th Infantry helps clear 120 kilometers to Shorabak

    Jul 6, 2012

    Spc. Jesse Border, a combat medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, walks outside his Stryker vehicle during Operation Buffalo Thunder II near Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 29, 2012. Border is from Thousand Oaks, Calif.

  • Garibaldi and gelato: Smooth Move Workshop introduces teens to life in Vicenza

    Jul 16, 2012

    VICENZA, Italy -- A gaggle of teenagers took a trip downtown last Tuesday morning to learn a little something about Italian history and cuisine, Garibaldi and gelato: there's a lot of it and it comes in an endless assortment of flavors.

  • Afghan Border Police station open for 24-hour operations in Spin Boldak

    Jul 14, 2012

    Spc. Aaron Tillman, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, stops traffic at Checkpoint 9 along Highway 4 in the district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 5, 2012. This Afghan Border Police checkpoint is one of the few that operates 24/7.

  • Afghan Border Police station open for 24-hour operations in Spin Boldak

    Jul 14, 2012

    Spc. Anthony Saenz, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, works an x-ray machine at Checkpoint 9 along Highway 4 in the district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 5, 2012. This Afghan Border Police checkpoint is one of the few that operates 24/7.

  • Soldiers get `coined

    Jul 15, 2012

    Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, presents his coin to Spc. Austin Coffed of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, during a command visit to Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 12, 2012. Coffed, from Corfu, N.Y., received his coin for double duty as an infantryman and radio operator with his unit during field operations.

  • Soldiers get `coined

    Jul 15, 2012

    Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, presents his coin to Spc. Daniel Reis of 1st Platoon, 569th Engineer Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, during a command visit to Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 12, 2012. Reis, from Levittown, N.Y., received recognition for being the lead driver for his engineer unit's route clearance element during multiple missions.

  • Soldiers get `coined

    Jul 15, 2012

    Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, presents his coin to Spc. Victor M. Ley of Alpha Company of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, during a command visit at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, July 12, 2012. Ley, from San Diego, received the recognition for his efforts as the lead vehicle driver for his platoon during Operation Buffalo Thunder II.

  • Directorate proves critical to Network Integration Evaluation success

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate has lead the Army's integration efforts during the Network Integration Evaluations and served as a key acquisition team manager supporting the service's new acquisition model, known as the Agile Process, since its stand up in October 2011.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity participates in Golden Cargo 2012

    Jul 16, 2012

    More than 240 Soldiers arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Ind., July 8, 2012, to participate in the national military exercise called "Golden Cargo."

  • Fort Bliss hospital honors 106-year-old beneficiary

    Jul 16, 2012

    Willie Kucera, 106 years old, is living history. The World War II and the Korean War veteran is believed to be the oldest beneficiary in the William Beaumont Army Medical Center's region of care.

  • U.S. basketball teams wow service members, families

    Jul 16, 2012

    The men's and women's U.S. national basketball teams, which are preparing for the upcoming Olympics in London, put on a show for service members, their families, and other fans at the Washington, D.C., National Guard Armory, July 14, 2012.

  • Keeping people safe means vehicle rollover training

    Jul 16, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- About 30 employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South took part in MRAP (mine-resistant, ambush-protected) vehicle safety and egress orientation training on Kandahar Airfield July 15.

  • Why We Serve: Sgt. Colton Hurley

    Jul 15, 2012

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 15, 2012) -- The U.S. Army considers itself a values-based organization, inculcating new recruits from the infancy of boot camp in its ethos: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Sgt. Colton Hurley never knew his mother, a combat medic who passed away when he was just a baby, but he knew what she believed in, and he joined the Army to honor her.

  • Movement Control Teams: Golden Cargo's gateway to convoy operations

    Jul 16, 2012

    Operation Golden Cargo, a logistical exercise for Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who transport truckloads of ammunition across the U.S., has a specialized team of Soldiers that keeps convoys on track.

  • Police Transition Meeting

    Jul 15, 2012

    In an area of Afghanistan where stability has been a long sought goal, local military and civilian leaders met to plan a future of peace. International Security Forces and local officials from the Arghandab District, Afghanistan held a meeting to discuss the transition of authority from the ISAF and ANA to the the Afghan National and local police. Spc. Kuzara was at the meeting as leaders laid out their plan. Also available in high definition

  • Reserve Soldier steps up as unit commander, keeps Golden Cargo mission rolling

    Jul 17, 2012

    When it came time for the 12 Soldiers of Sgt. John A. Krause's unit to attend their annual training this year, the 23-year-old sergeant was chosen to take on roles as both unit commander and first sergeant. A task that would challenge even the most seasoned leader, but Krause didn't blink an eye.

  • Logistics paratroopers resupply Ghazni bases

    Jul 14, 2012

  • Afghan and American forces deliver humanitarian aid to Shorabak

    Jul 8, 2012

    Afghan truck drivers pause after unloading bags of grain from a jingle truck during Operation Buffalo Thunder II at the district center in Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 30, 2012. Spc. Nathan Smith (lower left), an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security during the unloading.

  • Afghan and American forces deliver humanitarian aid to Shorabak

    Jul 8, 2012

    Sgt. Tim Martin, an infantryman with 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security from the rear hatch of his Stryker vehicle during Operation Buffalo Thunder II in the district of Shorabak, Afghanistan, June 30, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

  • Afghan and American forces deliver humanitarian aid to Shorabak

    Jul 8, 2012

    From left, Maj. Roger Shaw, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and Maj. Gregory Sakimura, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, speak with the local Afghan Border Police during Operation Buffalo Thunder II near Baradge Kotal, Afghanistan, June 29, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

  • Afghan and American forces deliver humanitarian aid to Shorabak

    Jul 8, 2012

    Maj. Roger Shaw, an officer with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, listens to members of the local Afghan Border Police at a checkpoint during Operation Buffalo Thunder II near Baradge Kotal, Afghanistan, June 29, 2012. During the eight-day mission, Afghan and American forces cleared more than 120 kilometers of rugged terrain and escorted approximately 60 truckloads of humanitarian aid for distribution to the people of Shorabak.

  • 8th TSC Soldier prepares for Department of the Army Soldier of the Year Competition

    Jul 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- If someone asked Pfc. Jose Figueroa the USARPAC Soldier of the year, 23 months young in the Army, what set him above his competition, he wouldn't tell you, he would show you. Defined by a quiet professionalism, not military specialty or rank, Figueroa, an equipment parts and record specialist Soldier from the 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, outpaced his competitors in the Army Physical Fitness Test, he demonstrated superior knowledge during warrior tasks, and displayed unmatched confidence in the Army boards.

  • Mississippi Soldier awarded Purple Heart

    Jul 30, 2012

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Amesha Gross thanks her sister, Rosaland Mixon, for her love and support, and for caring for her 5-year old son, Carmello Miles, while deployed to Iraq in 2008, Gross displays her Purple Heart award presented by Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general of 412th Theater Engineer Command, June 8, 2012, in Vicksburg, Miss..

  • Wolf Pack Soldiers provide aide to Vietnam

    Jul 16, 2012

    For its third straight year, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command gave its support to Operation Pacific Angel.

  • "Sappers in" 130th Engineer Brigade passes the guidon

    Jul 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Soldiers and families of the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held a change of command ceremony at Hamilton Field on Schofield Barracks, July 11. This marks a historic milestone as Col. Jeffery Milhorn relinquished command to Col. Diana Holland, making her the first female to command an active component engineer brigade. Milhorn took command of the brigade upon redeployment taking the task of rebuilding training management, maintenance, and command supply discipline systems.

  • North Shore series offers open-ocean competitions

    Jul 13, 2012

    NORTH SHORE -- The summer just became a lot more competitive! Welcome to the 2012 North Shore Swim Series -- a grueling four-race series set in sunny Hawaii's North Shore, with each race getting progressively longer and harder. These are races that are not designed for an amateur swimmer.

  • Golden Cargo plays it safe

    Jul 16, 2012

    The heat, trucks, and heavy pallets of ammunition being loaded, give the offloading pad here at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) in McAlester Okla., a busy atmosphere, but saftey is the top priority.

  • Tampa medics travel half the country to treat Soldiers in Texas

    Jul 16, 2012

    Since last December, the Soldiers of the 7222nd Medical Support Unit have been supporting unit readiness and providing medical care to servicemembers at the Soldier Resilience and Readiness Center.

  • 111th Change of Command

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Col. Angelia Farnell handed over command of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade to Col. Richard Monnard at a change of command ceremony Friday on Chaffee Parade Field here.

  • Reserve Soldiers keep ammo moving during Golden Cargo

    Jul 13, 2012

    Working outside in temperatures hovering near 100 degrees is challenging, but more than 30 Army Reserve Soldiers are accepting that mission this week while handling tons of high-explosive ammunition during Operation Golden Cargo.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa police complete Taser training

    Jul 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa's Department of the Army Police force became the first Army police department in Hawaii to be certified to use the Taser when it completed training on June 29. The Taser training was the culmination of three-days of training that included active shooter training and exercises as well as radar and Lidar training.

  • Presidio volunteers recognized for service

    Jul 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Presidio of Monterey organizations and community members were recognized for their volunteer service during a ceremony on Ord Military Community June 21.

  • 111th Military Intelligence Brigade changes at a traditional ceremony on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - In this Fort Report, command of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade changes at a traditional ceremony on Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

  • Service members step up for Independence Day

    Jul 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey Garrison displayed their military marching skills for the local community by participating in a pair of local parades occurring during the first week of July.

  • Monterey military, local schools partnership receives award

    Jul 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Monterey Military Community was recently recognized for its education partnership with Monterey area schools June 28. During the recent Military Child Education Coalition National Training Seminar in Texas, recipients of the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award program were formally recognized.

  • 412th CSB welcomes new commander

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 412th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony here July 10.

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command welcomes new commander

    Jul 13, 2012

    In a time-honored Army tradition, one commander bid farewell and another was welcomed to his new organization--the U.S. Army Environmental Command--July 11, 2012, by Family, friends, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • Seeing to the Details: Soldiers Form Force for Camp Buehring Tasks

    Jul 13, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT -- At this camp, the Angels are in the details, and those Angels are the troops of the First Sergeant's Detail. The Soldiers, who belong to the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, are on hand and on call for all manner of work here, from manual labor to strictly fix-it tasks, from the onerous to the honorable. Though they only number a half-dozen Soldiers, their work touches a little bit of everything, everywhere at this sprawling, 2,160-acre camp. The South Carolina Army National Guard battalion assumed security force missions and a camp operation mission, which the first sergeant's detail is part of, here in April. Though the work seems like drudgery -- the "hey you!" roster hard-wired into the camp operation mission --members of the detail have found ways to make of the best of it, and even surpass the standard.

  • Deputy Reserve chief receives NAACP award

    Jul 16, 2012

    The deputy chief of the Army Reserve received the 2012 Benjamin L. Hooks Distinguished Service Award for promoting equal opportunity at the annual conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, July 10, 2012.

  • USACE approves first Native American commercial wetland mitigation bank in U.S. with Lummi Nation

    Jul 16, 2012

    Federal agencies worked together with the Lummi Nation to establish the first federally authorized Native American sponsored commercial wetland and habitat mitigation bank in the nation July 6, 2012.

  • Shwedo takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa, Hawaii

    Jul 13, 2012

    Lt. Col. Eric P. Shwedo took command of U.S. Army Garrison, Pōhakuloa on July 10 during a brief ceremony here. Shwedo succeeds Lt. Col. Rolland C. Niles who commanded the garrison for two years. Niles leaves Hawaii for Fort Hood, Texas where he will work as the Fire Support Coordinator for III Corps. The ceremony also featured the assumption of responsibility for the garrison by Command. Sgt. Maj. Alan D. Higgs.

  • Fort Bragg facilities offer group exercise classes

    Jul 13, 2012

    Fitness is about better health, not about burning calories or watching on a scale. It's the message that Tammi Nelson, a group fitness instructor at Hercules Fitness Center on Pope Field, tries to convey to everyone who takes classes at the center. On Friday, Nelson was conducting a spinning class of Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees who are in pursuit of better health.

  • Division West captain earns distinguished honor grad status in first Fort Hood Air Assault course

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For 10 days, Soldiers and Airmen put their minds and bodies to the task of completing the first course of the Fort Hood Air Assault School. At the end, 91 trained air assault service members emerged, but one stood above the rest. Capt. Bryan Peterson, officer-in-charge of the 479th Field Artillery Brigade's North Fort Hood Operations section, earned the title of distinguished honor graduate of the Fort Hood Air Assault School's inaugural class.

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