Archive: Jul 2012

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  • Past and present converge at Longstreet Church reunion

    Jul 13, 2012

    The heritage of a colonial Scottish settlement and its current representatives recently converged on Fort Bragg at the annual Longstreet Presbyterian Church reunion. Longstreet Presbyterian Church was established in 1756 by Highland Scot immigrants in a village known as Argyle. Three sequential church structures and 13 pastors have since served the congregation. The current church was constructed in 1847 and the Army purchased the land during World War I to create the artillery camp now referred to as Fort Bragg. Regular services continued until 1924 when the property was fully integrated into the installation.

  • Army Now - PEO Soldier explains changes in Improved Outer Tactical Vest

    Jul 13, 2012

    PEO Soldier explains changes in Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, Gen III specific to female body armor.

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    Jul 13, 2012

    Fort Bragg celebrates the military family at Molly Pitcher Day.

  • Army Now - Guam, Washington National Guard and Royal Thai Army worked together

    Jul 13, 2012

    Members of the Guam, Washington National Guard and Royal Thai Army worked together in a response exercise on how to communicate with civilian agencies.

  • Molly Pitcher Day at Fort Bragg brings out people in all shapes and sizes

    Jul 13, 2012

    Soldiers, Family members, and the public braved the heat to participate in the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery Molly Pitcher Day on Sicily Drop Zone, July 6. Included in the day's events were a special operations parachute demonstration, airborne operations, live fire using a howitzer and HIMARS, hands-on rifle and machine gun range, helicopter and military working dog demonstrations, equipment displays, bounce houses and food.

  • Fort Bragg Environmental Office urge water conservation in the home, office

    Jul 13, 2012

    Even in the 17th century, Benjamin Franklin realized the importance of preserving our natural resources, and he was especially aware of the impact of water on the quality of life. The Fort Bragg Environmental Branch recommends simple changes in bathroom, kitchen, laundry, office and other aspects of life to conserve precious water supplies for the future.

  • Army Now - U.S. Army Japan Soldiers revisit the neighborhood they helped rebuild

    Jul 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan Soldiers revisit the neighborhood they helped rebuild following last year's devastating tsunami.

  • USACE Galveston District monitors Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs

    Jul 13, 2012

    HOUSTON (July 13, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is closely monitoring the Addicks and Barker dams and reservoirs in West Houston as part of stage one of an extended watch that calls for an increased surveillance of the flood risk management structures.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps produces book about Iraq war

    Jul 13, 2012

    The XVIII Airborne Corps Public Affairs Office, as part of the United States Forces-Iraq staff responsible for concluding Operation New Dawn in Iraq by the end of 2011, was given a final mission for the history books. The staff, along with photographers and contractors, worked on an historic project chronicling the Iraq War from the international debate over weapons of mass destruction to the final combat Soldier crossing the border into Kuwait.

  • 196th Infantry Brigade change of command

    Jul 13, 2012

    Col. Michael J. Forsyth took command of the 196th Infantry Brigade July 11 from Col. Jack K. Pritchard at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

  • U.S. Army Launches America's Army Comics App for iPad and Android Tablet

    Jul 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army announced today that it has launched America's Army Comics, a free iPad and Android tablet app for viewing issues of the America's Army comic series. The app, which can be downloaded from iTunes (http://bit.ly/NkcahT) and from Google Play (http://bit.ly/ScK4FS), explores the storyline behind America's Army.

  • Suriano recognized at Fort Hunter Liggett change of command

    Jul 16, 2012

    Col. James Suriano was recognized by Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones at the conclusion of his 30-year career.

  • Tour aims at teaching impact of drunk driving

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Soldiers were given the opportunity to experience the sensation of driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the Save a Life Tour July 2 and 3 at the Long Fitness Center.

  • Outdoor Rec adds new features to paintball course

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The speedball paintball course at Outdoor Recreation is constantly evolving.

  • Fort Riley FES hosts 1st regional fire school on post

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- For the first time in the installation's history, Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services hosted the Kansas State Firefighters Association Regional Fire School July 7 and 8 at Camp Funston.

  • Chaplain looks back at transition to joint base

    Jul 13, 2012

    First Joint Base Lewis-McChord chaplain departs after two years of growth and learning

  • Families enjoy dinner, tour of recycling center

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- In a joint event, the Fort Riley Recycling Center, USO Fort Riley and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation demonstrated how they give back to the Fort Riley community.

  • Station 1 firefighters enjoy 'fruitful' garden

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Eggplant, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew are normally not found growing next to a fire department, but at Fort Riley's Fire Station 1, the personnel have made it their pet project to cultivate the ground and harvest fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables.

  • Ellis Heights Neighborhood Center opens at Fort Riley

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The Ellis Heights Neighborhood Center officially opened for Fort Riley residents with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 2 near Custer Hill.

  • Seahawks a hit at JBLM

    Jul 13, 2012

    JBLM youths spend a day learning from NFL players

  • Red Cross supports post during full-scale exercise

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and that blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come from volunteer blood donors like the people who turned up at the recent American Red Cross blood drive June 27 at Building 510.

  • ACC-RI leaders meet with Ms. Heidi Shyu

    Jul 13, 2012

  • Post stands up Family Assistance Center during exercise

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Should a major disaster ever strike Fort Riley, Soldiers and Families have a place to go for help at the Family Assistance Center and the Displaced Persons Shelter.

  • Fort Riley proves readiness for emergencies

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Should a crisis or attack befall Fort Riley, those who live, work and visit the installation would be the primary concern of the 1st Infantry Division, Mission Support Element, U.S. Army Garrison, units and community partners as the post worked to return to normal operations.

  • Infantry medics train ANA partners

    Jul 13, 2012

    Combat first aid is of great importance on the battlefield for any professional military force. Lead medics with the the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. trained with their Afghan National Army partners on this essential skill. Spc. Matt Kuzara was on scene as a team of ANA soldiers trained in the very skills that can help save the lives of their comrades. Soundbites include SSG. Ryan Gibson - 2-1 Infantry Bat., HHC Platoon Sergeant. Produced by Spc. Matt Kuzara, Arghandab District, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

  • Recon climb

    Jul 13, 2012

    To accomplish the mission Soldiers often have to reach for new heights. Spc Matt Kuzara joined the Soldiers from the Recon Unit, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as the made their climb to the mountaintop overlooking the Arghandab valley in Afghanistan.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers recognized for combat action

    Jul 13, 2012

    Two Soldiers assigned as customs agents to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade were awarded Army Commendation Medals with the "V" device and Combat Action Badges in an awards ceremony at brigade headquarters Jul. 12. A third Soldier was also awarded a Combat Action Badge.

  • Congressman, general meet, discuss past project

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Congressman Ron Barber met with Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca last week while visiting the fort.

  • MICC chief of staff to retire after 36 years

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's chief of staff prepares to retire in August after 36 years of service, the significant contributions he's made to the Army and the contracting community will long impact Soldiers serving today and in the future. But few people know that his budding career in contracting came long before his accession into the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995.

  • Construction begins with 'first bite' on foundation barrier wall at Center Hill Dam

    Jul 13, 2012

    LANCASTER, Tenn. (July 11, 2012) -- The "first bite" of a $106 million drilling project to stabilize the earthen portion of the Center Hill Dam with a barrier wall was taken today by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and its contractor, Bauer Foundation Corporation, as the auger of a giant drill rig turned up the first dirt to the cheers of spectators.

  • FORSCOM selects 2012 NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jul 18, 2012

    After a week-long competition during which nine noncommissioned officers and nine Soldiers vied for the title of U.S. Army Forces Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. A Joint Base Lewis-McChord field artillery NCO and a Fort Bragg infantryman earned the distinction as FORSCOM's finest.

  • Afghans take lead in Operation Gospand-Sia

    Jul 13, 2012

    Afghan National Security Forces planned and led an operation in Helmand province with Marine support, July 11, 2012.

  • The President's 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award

    Jul 13, 2012

    The President's 2012 Securing Americans Value and Efficiency Award

  • Army names TARDEC technical director

    Jul 30, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Secretary of the Army announced a new senior civilian leader for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center at Detroit Arsenal, Mich.

  • Commander takes charge of newly merged garrisons

    Jul 13, 2012

    CHIEVRES, Belgium -- Col. Sergio Dickerson took the reins of U.S. Army Garrison Benelux Thursday on Chièvres Air Base amid nearly 500 guests, including U.S and international military partners, Ambassadors, local dignitaries and garrison employees.

  • Town hall held for Yongsan customer service providers

    Jul 16, 2012

    Customer service providers took part in a town hall held here in the South Post Chapel, July 12. Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, the commanding general for Eighth Army, spoke regarding good customer service and the role that service providers played in making sure that U.S. Servicemembers maintained a good relationship with their host nation: the Republic of Korea.

  • South District bids farewell to Wham, Quarles assumes command

    Jul 13, 2012

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan -- The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South bid farewell to its commander of the past year, Air Force Col. Ben Wham, and welcomed its new commander, Army Col. Vincent Quarles, at a change of command here July 12.

  • LOGCAP completes base de-scoping for turnover of FOB Dubs

    Jul 13, 2012

    Fowrard Operating Base Dubs was the first U.S. and coalition base to have LOGCAP services turned off in preparation for the base to be turned over to Government of the Islamic Repubic of Afghanistan.

  • KATUSA surpasses all military expectations

    Oct 9, 2012

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers, also known as KATUSAs, are conscripted citizens who, by obligation, put their lives on pause to serve their country.

  • US State Department thanks Troops in Korea for service in Afghanistan

    Jul 13, 2012

    A senior leader with the U.S. Department of State made a trip to thank troops stationed in Korea who previously served in Afghanistan, July 11. Marc Grossman, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, dined with Korean and U.S. Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to remind them of the importance of the ROK-U.S. alliance.

  • FWC deputy director embarks on new adventure

    Jul 13, 2012

    Col. Bill Whitney retires from the Army with 28 years of service

  • Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

    Jul 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for interested industry partners who are participating in, or that wish to participate in the Army's NIEs/Agile Process.

  • Golden Cargo puts Reservists, Guardsmen to work

    Jul 13, 2012

    Golden Cargo takes place across the western half the United States this month as members of the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and Navy work alongside civilians in the handling and shipping of ammunition to strategic locations.

  • South African military leaders learn about New York Army National Guard logistics

    Jul 13, 2012

    South African National Defence Force officials learned how the New York National Guard does logistics during a visit to the historic Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, July 3, 2012.

  • Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as a direct result of successful participation in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.1.

  • Fort Hunter Liggett welcomes new garrison commander

    Jul 13, 2012

    Col. Donna Williams assumes command as Col. James Suriano retires with 30 years of service

  • CYSS Sports hosts British soccer camp

    Jul 12, 2012

  • Drop and give me 30: H2 the 0: Keep hydrated

    Jul 12, 2012

    Drop and give me 30 fitness column H2 the 0: Keep hydrated

  • Inviting chapel garden beckons visitors in from the storm

    Jul 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A subliminal message of serenity and calm begins at the front entrance of the Aberdeen Proving Ground main post chapel. Blue granite rocks line both sides of the walkway; seagulls and pelicans sit atop wood pylons and a lighthouse welcomes all those who are weary and in need of rest.

  • Army withdraws NASCAR sponsorship

    Jul 12, 2012

    Army leaders say they're spending marketing elsewhere and will no longer sponsor a car on the NASCAR circuit.

  • Boston to headline Army Entertainment Concert Aug. 11

    Jul 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army Entertainment present an evening of classic rock featuring Boston with special guests Kansas and Grand Funk Railroad, Saturday, Aug. 11 on Shine Sports Field. Tickets can be purchased over-the-counter at the APG North recreation center, Bldg. 3326, or call 410-278-4011; or at the APG South recreation center, Bldg. E4140, or call 410-436-2713. To purchase tickets online, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

  • Army Now - Arizona National Guardsmen training with Canadian counterparts

    Jul 12, 2012

    Arizona National Guardsmen training with Canadian counterparts during an exercise outside Boise, Idaho.

  • Chaplains encourage couples, single Soldiers to attend Strong Bonds

    Jul 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground's Chaplain Services is planning an all-expenses paid, three-day, two-night training conference for married couples and single Soldiers at the Vandiver Inn Bed and Breakfast in Havre de Grace Aug. 1 to 3.

  • Fort Benning school district wins award

    Jul 12, 2012

    he Military Child Education Coalition awarded Fort Benning Schools in the Georgia and Alabama districts the 2012 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award on June 28 at the organization's 14th National Training Seminar in Grapevine, Texas. The award, established in 2004, recognizes retired Lt. Gen. H.G. "Pete" Taylor and his dedication to helping military children. It honors partnerships between military installations and school districts, according to the MCEC website.

  • Deadline for sign-ups near for Olympic Sports Day

    Jul 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG's Olympic Sports Day will feature a variety of Family-friendly events in addition to the competitive sports at several locations across post July 26.

  • HHC org day is more like family picnic

    Jul 12, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii -- "The [Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command] is a family, and days like this gives us a chance to show it." This statement said by Capt. Kristin Tashma, commander of the HHC, 8th STB, summed up the feelings of the first, but not the last, Tashma added, HHC, 8th STB organizational day held at Bellows Air Force Base, July 6.

  • Army Today - 82nd Soldiers show off capabilities

    Jul 12, 2012

    82nd Soldiers show off capabilities and have fun with family at Molly Pitcher Day at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • Army Now - Fort Hood offers Soldiers the chance to earn their Air Assault wings

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Hood offers Soldiers the chance to earn their Air Assault wings.

  • Green through and through, with a little gray on top

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Alaska Post Spotlight is on Ray Castellaw

  • WHINSEC board of visitors meet

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's board of visitors, a federally chartered oversight committee, met in its annual Columbus session June 27-28. The June 27 session, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbus, included information updates from Michael Fortin, Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy Division; Francisco Palmieri, Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Brig. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, representing U.S. Northern Command; and Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander of U.S. Southern Command.

  • Army Now - The Afghan National Army graduates from an intensive 16-week field artillery course

    Jul 12, 2012

    The Afghan National Army graduates from an intensive 16-week field artillery course conducted and sustained by the Fort Hood's 121st Joint Base 137th FA units.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is Vital to the Economy of Small Ports

    Jul 15, 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District encompasses 68,000 square miles across three states and seven major river basins. One of the primary missions of the district is to support navigation across its area of responsibility.

  • Army Corps of Engineers selects Vicksburg District team member Engineer of the Year

    Jul 12, 2012

  • Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit Departing in July

    Jul 12, 2012

  • July 4th Event to be Held at J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center

    Jul 12, 2012

  • Missisippi offficials visit River Museum & River Front Interpretive Site

    Jul 13, 2012

    Tate Reeves, Mississippi Lieutenant Governor, along with Senators Albert Butler, Briggs Hopson, Buck Clarke and Brice Wiggins, visited the Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District's Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site.

  • Army Now - wrapping up training at Bilateral Army Exercise 2012

    Jul 12, 2012

    Washington Army National Guard wrapping up training with the Royal Thai Army at Bilateral Army Exercise 2012.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Will Dredge Ports

    Jul 13, 2012

    Due to low water this year and past flood damages, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation.

  • Corps Names New Resource Manager At Arkabutla Lake

    Jul 12, 2012

  • USACE Team Member Returns After Serving Eight Years of Military Duty

    Jul 13, 2012

    The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employs dozens of Soldiers that serve our country in both the civilian and military capacities. Citizen Soldiers continue to serve our country in both capacities by leaving their civilian positions to serve in Overseas Contingency Operations in their U.S. Army Reserve or National Guard positions.

  • Arkabutla Lake Will Hold 12th Annual Archery Hunt

    Jul 12, 2012

  • Army Today - U.S. Forces training Afghanistan's first Pathfinder Team

    Jul 12, 2012

    U.S. Forces training Afghanistan's first Pathfinder Team.

  • Army Now - Army Reserve Drill Sergeant talks about the unique camaraderie

    Jul 12, 2012

    Army Reserve Drill Sergeant talks about the unique camaraderie built with other challengers during the 2012 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition at Ft. Eustis, VA.

  • Army releases third quarter accident data

    Jul 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center data show the third quarter of fiscal year 2012 has been the deadliest yet this year regarding accidents, with 42 Soldiers lost between April 1 and June 30.

  • Army Now - A new class of Afghanistan police officers

    Jul 12, 2012

    A new class of Afghanistan police officers graduates from a school completely run by ANP Officers.

  • Joint Munitions Command's Lean Six Sigma project helps law enforcement agencies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Green Belt project supports locating ammunition records

  • New youth sports and fitness complex opens in time for baseball finals

    Jul 12, 2012

    Youth sports and fitness complex opens on Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • Representing Army values, showing respect at the end of the day

    Sep 20, 2012

    Retreat ceremony

  • Mother/Daughter Team Deploying to Afghanistan with New York Army National Guard Signal Battalion

    Jul 12, 2012

    CAMP SMITH, New York --"Like father, like son" is the more popular expression used in the English language, but "like mother, like daughter" is the phrase Soldiers in the New York Army National Guard's 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion will use this August. For Spc. Alexandra Lippi, and her mother Sgt. Major Gina Lippi, service in the National Guard is a family thing. The two will deploy to Afghanistan this year with the Yonkers-based 101st Signal. "I don't know exactly what it is but 'it' is in my blood," said Spc. Alexandra Lippi, a newly trained signal soldier in Alpha Company, 101st ESB when asked why she decided to enlist in the New York National Guard like her mother did over 30 years ago.

  • Sexual Harassment: America needs it to end

    Jul 12, 2012

  • Model plane hobbyists navigate through history

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Two local military officers, with a passion for aviation history, spend much of their free time building and flying radio controlled planes modeled after some of the most famous planes to take to the skies during America's wars. Retired Navy Cmdr. Bill Blacker, who served for 23 years and currently works at the Department of Homeland Security, and Col. Michael S. Tuomey, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Army Reserve Element commander and works as a civilian for the Army staff (G-8) at the Pentagon, have discovered an enjoyable hobby that provides them hours of excitement and a welcome break from busy work schedules.

  • Warriors and their princesses make memories during a magical night

    Jul 12, 2012

    Father-daughter ball

  • Sea2Sea Foundation visits Belvoir to raise awareness for Wounded Warriors

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Battalion welcomed the Sea2Sea Foundation riding team July 3 at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center as part of the team's cross country cycling ride. The members of the Sea2Sea Foundation raise national and international awareness of the sacrifices of Soldiers from the U.S. and the United Kingdom by bicycling across the two countries and sharing the Foundation's mission and vision at stops along the way.

  • Teens, parents sing praises for new Mindoro Loop Youth Activity Center

    Jul 12, 2012

    Gavin Thigpen was wearing a big grin when the gold scissors snipped the long red, white and blue ribbon, causing it to fall to the ground in pieces.

  • Soldiers contemplating suicide need to seek help themselves

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Soldiers and Family members on post who are having suicidal thoughts need to speak up and let someone know they need help. There are a number of services on post available to Soldiers and Family members who are thinking of harming themselves.

  • Fort Wainwright chaplains celebrate anniversary by serving Soldiers, Families

    Jul 12, 2012

    Chaplain picnic

  • Claims Office offers tips to receiving full value for loss items

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Claims Office offers Soldiers and Department of Defense permanent change of station movers several tips to recoup money from damaged goods. Among the first and most important, according to Claims Office Chief Gregory Hand, is to create an inventory of all household goods moving with the transportation service provider. This inventory should have receipts and other proofs of ownership and costs associated with the household goods.

  • Spouses help each other with eMentor program

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Fort Belvoir military spouses seeking job hunting advice and peer mentorship can participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes and Academy Women's sponsored MilSpouse eMentor Program. The program connects spouses with career experts and military spouse hiring-firms that help them find mobile jobs filled with advancement opportunities.

  • Army gives Royal Canadian Navy subs sight

    Jul 12, 2012

    When members of the Royal Canadian Navy learned they would be working closely with American forces participating in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, or RIMPAC, they didn't anticipate that it would be the U.S. Army. Soldiers of the 605th Transportation Detachment, 545th Transportation Company, 524th Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, employed the unique capabilities of the Army's logistical support vessel (LSV) in a joint sonar exercise Monday, July 9, with the crew of the Royal Canadian Navy' HMCS Victoria, a Victoria-class submarine. The joint exercise marked the first sonar-sea test for the recently fielded sub.

  • Tried-and-true Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 12, 2012

    Audience members roared with excitement as Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed during the Army Military District of Washington's "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Employment Readiness Job Hunt class prepares job seekers for local market

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 12) -- Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program hosted a Job Hunt class July 10 at the ACS building for Fort Belvoir patrons new to the area and seeking employment. Spouses received information on upcoming federal job resume preparation classes, local job fairs, sources available to find job fairs, and employment seeking services offered at ACS.

  • Cooking course gives students EDGE

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 12, 2012)- Military Family member Tatyana Magee said she had a deft touch when it came to flipping pancakes, but outside of that, didn't know much about cooking so she attended a cooking course.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers assist with Wheelchair Games

    Jul 12, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. (July 12, 2012)- Every year, competitive athletes from around the world join together in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games for a week of games including archery, swimming, weight-lifting, basketball, quad rugby and more. It is the world's largest such event.

  • Sill Soldiers prepare for All Army combatives

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A team of 14 Soldiers are sharpening their Modern Army Combatives Program skills in preparation for the Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas, July 25-28.

  • CG speaks to campers at Space Camp luncheon

    Jul 12, 2012

    ASMDA hosts luncheon for 16 Space Camp scholarship recipients

  • Ordnance School's 59th Ord Brigade gets new commander

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va.(JULY 5, 2012)- The 59th Ordnance Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Whittington Field on the Ordnance Campus.

  • 111th Military Intelligence Brigade to change commanders

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- 111th Military Intelligence Brigade to change commanders

  • Families bond over food, fireworks; Belvoir's Freedom Fest provides fun for all ages

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July12) -- Soldiers, civilians and their Families celebrated the United States Independence Day during the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual Freedom Fest, July 4. Hundreds of people set the patriotic tone on Freemont Field for an evening full of games, food and fireworks. They equipped themselves with red, white and blue hats, shirts, sporting gear and lawn chairs; one expectant mother even painted the American Flag on her stomach.

  • Air Defense Artillery Leader returns to Fort Sill

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (12 June 2012) -- Col. Donald Fryc was honored as the Air Defense Artillery School commandant and chief of ADA during a reveille ceremony July 9, in front of McNair Hall.

  • Missoula Children's Theatre poised for performance

    Jul 12, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - With character names like Oggy Froggy, Maraca Rattlesnake, and Lizzard McChill, the Missoula Children's Theatre's rendition of The Tortoise versus the Hare promises to be a real treat for the Fort Stewart and surrounding communities.

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