Archive: Aug 2012

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  • Operational Energy Day shines light on Army's future

    Aug 9, 2012

    The Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass., is a glimpse into the Army's future. Testing is under way there on innovative technologies to produce and conserve energy, reuse water and dispose of waste.

  • Lester finishes eighth in Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling

    Aug 9, 2012

    Team USA coaches did not recognize their wrestler as Spc. Justin "Harry" Lester as he finished eighth in the Olympic men's Greco-Roman 66-kilogram tournament, Aug. 7, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2.

  • Commando leaders build teams, train hard

    Aug 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- About 36 officers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team gathered in Remington Park to compete in a quarterly session of "field grade" physical readiness training Aug. 8.

  • Army Now - Aug. 8

    Nov 30, -0001

    This edition features a story on General Ann Dunwoody relinquishing command of Army Material Command. Also available in high definition

  • Grand Funk bringing treasure trove of music to APG

    Aug 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Tickets are still available for the Aug. 11 Army Entertainment Concert featuring Boston, Kansas and Grand Funk Railroad. Aberdeen Proving Ground hosts the night of classic rock on Shine Sports Field. Gates open 6:00 p.m.; show begins 7:30 p.m.

  • Fort Drum will host Syracuse University football team for preseason camp

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) will host the Syracuse University "Orange" football team, Aug. 12-19, at the post's Sligh Field, after being contacted by the university, which sought to accomplish its preseason training with a military feel. The Syracuse "Orange" will conduct football practices and engage in military-specific training during their weeklong stay that will end with a scrimmage open to Soldiers and their Families.

  • Fort Meade Celebrates National Night Out

    Aug 8, 2012

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- An estimated 5,000 people attended the 29th annual National Night Out Tuesday Aug. 7 at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Teens visit Mad City Money, learn budgeting

    Aug 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Thirty-seven teens from the APG community learned about financial management by visiting "Mad City Money," a youth activity at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center July 25.

  • Fort Drum ahead of curve as DoD continues complete overhaul of transition services

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- With troop reductions and high unemployment rates among young veterans, Defense Department leaders understand the great need right now for a process that successfully transitions personnel from military service to civilian / veteran status.

  • Vets gather at Arlington to mark 70th anniversary of Guadalcanal

    Aug 9, 2012

    Seventy years after the Aug. 7, 1942, start to what would be a brutal, six-month-long battle over an island in the South Pacific, veterans of Guadalcanal gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to their fellow Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen.

  • KUSAHC celebrates Primary Care Clinic renovation completion

    Aug 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic staff and the Aberdeen Proving Ground community celebrated the renovation completion of the Primary Care Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 23.

  • Olympic Sports Day Commander's Cup goes to 22D Chemical Battalion (TE)

    Aug 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - With a mighty roar the Soldiers of the 22d Chemical Battalion accepted the Commander's Cup trophy and were named victors during the first Team APG Olympic Sports Day.

  • Tops in Blue Performs at Altus Air Force Base

    Nov 30, -0001

    Package about the U.S. Air Force's premier entertainment group, Tops in Blue, performing for troops at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Produced by Airman 1st Class Corrine Jones. Includes soundbites from Airman 1st Class Timothy Sentz, vocalist, Tops in Blue, and Airman 1st Class Angelique Tetrault, 97th Contracting Squadron.

  • First flight test successful for Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

    Aug 9, 2012

    For more than 90 minutes, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 7, 2012

  • Marne Division cases colors in preparation for Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion cased its colors for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. This is the fifth deployment by the division headquarters since 2003.

  • ScreamFree training offers parents chance to stay calm, form better relationships

    Aug 8, 2012

    What do effective leaders and effective parents have in common? Both tend to remain calm under pressure. So says Hal Runkel, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

  • Third Army Families work together at Strong Bonds retreat

    Aug 8, 2012

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Twenty Third Army/ARCENT Families paused their every day lives July 27 to 29 and traveled to the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, N.C. for a Strong Bonds Family retreat.

  • National Guard expands Midwest, Southwest wildfire support

    Aug 9, 2012

    With an already busy wildfire season under its belt, the National Guard has expanded firefighting efforts in several states throughout the Midwest and Southwest, where they have activated more than 100 personnel and multiple aircraft.

  • Leapfest challenges Capocians

    Nov 30, -0001

    Paratroopers from around the world waited for the dense fog that rolled in the night before to clear. As they performed their sustained airborne training, thumping sounds of the blades of a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter echoed through the trees and onto the pick-up zone. As the fog started to clear, the paratroopers were ready to board the helicopters for the start of the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition: Leapfest 2012.

  • EOD Soldiers, law enforcement complete FBI post-blast course

    Aug 8, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Four large explosions rocked Fort Riley's Live-Fire Trench Complex recently as civilian bomb technicians and ordnance Soldiers prepared their peers for some of the most in-depth training in their field.

  • LEMV takes flight

    Aug 10, 2012

    Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle has successful first flight

  • Facebook town hall: Thousands take part in online forum

    Aug 8, 2012

    More than 31,000 people logged in Wednesday to view the comment thread at Fort Benning's third virtual town hall via Facebook Aug. 1. For 90 minutes, families had the undivided attention of the installation's garrison command and directorates.

  • Fort Hood chemical company display CBRN skills during homeland disaster training

    Aug 8, 2012

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. -- In a simulated Vibrant Response 13 training venue, soldiers assigned to the 181st Chemical Company, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 48th Chemical Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, swiftly made their way to a derailed commercial train to evacuate citizens lodged in the inoperable vehicle.

  • Gamble receives first star

    Aug 9, 2012

    Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason promoted Col. Duane A. Gamble to brigadier general during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 3. Gamble serves as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, which is headquartered on the Arsenal.

  • CID opens mock crime scene to Families

    Aug 13, 2012

    Yellow tape reading "Police Line Do Not Cross" marked off a section of Fort Benning Wednesday where a crowd of more than 50 Soldiers and Family members explored a simulated crime scene -- set up to help spouses and children understand what a Criminal Investigation Command agent does on the job.

  • Coaster Riding at Adelphi Organization Day

    Aug 8, 2012

    Nate Potter, Greg Colley, Vinnie Sandre and James LaPaglia from the U.S. Army Garrision Adelphi Lab Center launch on the Apocalypse roller coaster at Six Flags America Aug. 2 as part of the 2012 ALC Organization Day. Approximately 1,000 ALC employees, family members and friends attended the MWR Council-sponsored event last week.

  • Expert Infantryman Badge forum addresses relevancy

    Aug 9, 2012

    Senior enlisted and civilian leaders from Army installations worldwide gathered at Fort Benning, Ga., last week for a two-day Expert Infantryman Badge symposium.

  • MHSRS Conference Kicks Off for 2012

    Aug 13, 2012

    The 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium welcomed hundreds of participants to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for its opening day to discuss the latest advancements in healthcare for warfighters Aug. 13.

  • Sgt. Anthony's last walk

    Aug 8, 2012

    Sgt. Christopher Anthony, a Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts his final shift guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery Aug. 6. After a Sentinel's last shift, he takes part in a Last Walk ceremony, in which he lays a rose at each of the crypts that make up the memorial. Anthony has guarded the Tomb since November 2010.

  • Continuing support

    Aug 8, 2012

    Imagine you are part of a medevac crew and just started your 24-hour work day. A crackle of the radio causes the crew to tense as they expect to hear three words come over the radio, "MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC, MEDEVAC!" Once the call comes in, adrenaline starts pumping and now they have someone else

  • TRADOC names top Soldier, NCO

    Oct 9, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Brenden Shannon was named the TRADOC NCO of the Year, and Spc. Jesse Jacklyn was named the TRADOC Soldier of the Year. Both Shannon and Jacklyn are from Fort Benning.

  • Army manager has hands on the network from inception to fully fielded force

    Oct 9, 2012

    In January 2005, Shannon Jones deployed to Iraq as an Army signal officer for the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) -- the first Army unit to receive and deploy with the Joint Network Node (JNN) network now known as "Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 1." Following that tour, as the operations manager for Project Manager (PM) WIN-T Increment 1, Jones leveraged her invaluable experience for the continued advancement of the Army's tactical communications network.

  • 7th CSC Chaplains' "Strong Bonds" relationship workshop reconnects military spouses

    Aug 8, 2012

    7th Civil Support Command Soldiers and their significant loved ones gathered for a chaplain-led relationship building exercise and retreat in picturesque southern Germany Aug. 3-5.

  • Fourteen battle for Best Warrior

    Oct 9, 2012

    More than 300,000 Army National Guardsmen were winnowed down to the top 14 for the 2012 Best Warrior Competition, held on Fort Benning last week. By Thursday, two winners emerged, claiming the title of NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year for the National Guard. NCO of the Year, Sgt. Matthew Howard, represents the Arkansas National Guard. Soldier of the Year, Spc. Mark Fuggiti, is from the Pennsylvania National Guard.

  • Army North's defense coordinating element shifts into high gear for Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 8, 2012

    The unthinkable happened: a (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city.

  • MCoE gets new commandants

    Aug 8, 2012

    Cols. David Haight and Paul Laughlin were formally welcomed to the Maneuver Center of Excellence during a ceremony at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium. They are the 53rd and 47th commandants of their respective schools, replacing Col. Walter Piatt and Brig. Gen. Thomas James, who left in June.

  • 'Wolverine' medics train Afghan counterparts to perform proper life-saving skills

    Aug 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the medical platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted life-saving training with their Afghan National Army counterparts to help them stay in the fight.

  • Europe public affairs officer goes out of this world to help veterans

    Aug 8, 2012

    Being an Army public affairs officer often means working irregular hours and constantly providing high-quality content for everything from newspapers to social media. While it is a demanding, high visibility profession, most PAOs could not imagine serving our Nation any other way. But for one civilian public affairs officer at U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, keeping Servicemembers and their families informed in Belgium and the Netherlands is not enough. He reaches for the stars.

  • The Road Toward a White House Fellowship

    Aug 8, 2012

    Mark Griep, a Bowhead Science and Technology contractor at the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate was a nominee for the White House Presidential Fellowship program.

  • Fitness program motivates service members in Afghanistan

    Aug 22, 2012

    A fitness program has swept through Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Afghanistan, like a wildfire, igniting the fuse of fitness in a large group of committed service members who are looking for a new way to test their limits and improve their physical fitness.

  • 18th Engineer Brigade Headquarters uncase colors, change responsibility

    Aug 8, 2012

    The 18th Engineer Brigade headquarters on Aug. 2, uncased its colors on Conn Barracks and held an assumption of responsibility ceremony to welcome the brigade's Command Sgt. Maj. Lauro F. Obeada.

  • Hawaii Army National Guard test pilot ensures safe flights during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 9, 2012

    "Mahalo," or "thank you," the pilot said, after being handed a bottle of water from the rear of the aircraft. The kind nature of Hawaiian culture reinforced the unique mix of service members present at Southern Accord 12 in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

  • Watervliet: When shutting down creates an environment for long-term success

    Aug 8, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Was it a falsehood, deception, or simply an inappropriate use of words when Arsenal leadership said the manufacturing center was shutting down operations July 30 to Aug. 3? Each year, the Arsenal leadership sets aside a one-week period when manufacturing stops or slows down to accommodate summer vacation plans. This is so the Arsenal does not have a surge of vacationers at an inopportune time during the summer months. But it is also a time when critical, focused maintenance can be conducted without impeding delivery schedules.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Lt. Col. Liz Yarbrough

    Aug 8, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Lt. Col. Liz Yarbrough

  • Pacific-aligned Civil Affairs Command welcomes new commander

    Aug 8, 2012

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- While the games of 30th Olympiad were played in London and just hours before the suspenseful landing of NASA's Curiosity on the surface of Mars, the U.S. Army civil affairs community marked their own history as a new general assumed command, here, Aug. 5.

  • 94TH AAMDC Integrated Control Element deploys to Korea

    Aug 15, 2012

    The Integrated Control Element (ICE) from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command deployed to Korea for the upcoming exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian on July 30, 2012.

  • Reeder to take command of Special Warfare Center and School

    Aug 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder will assume command of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School during a change of command ceremony at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 on Fort Bragg's John F. Kennedy plaza.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord gets a new commander

    Aug 7, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- After years of calling Joint Base Lewis-McChord home, Col. H. Charles Hodges Jr. finally has the chance to truly pay his dues to the community that has served him and his family for more than a decade. Hodges officially took charge of the installation Aug. 7 from Col. Thomas Brittain, who came on board in July 2009 and led the forefront of merging two single-service installations, Fort Lewis and McChord Field, into one combined base in 2010.

  • Skating the day away

    Nov 30, -0001

    As a child, Pvt. Jose Rodriguez pieced together plywood and wheels to make his first skateboard. Two years later, he received his first real skateboard on his 13th birthday.

  • 110th Chem. Bn. Soldiers earn rite of passage

    Aug 8, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- With sweat dripping from their tired, dirty faces, a group of "Utmost" Soldiers from the 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) boldly charged obstacles during the battalion's inaugural rite of passage event "Iron Dragon Fury," on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis North, Wash., July 31. Thirteen 110th Chem. Bn. Soldiers and two cadets entered the groundbreaking Leader and Soldier Certification and, upon completion, earned honorary belts buckles signifying their status within the battalion.

  • GEN Dennis Via promotion ceremony

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Gen. Dennis Via is promoted to the rank of General during a ceremony hosted by Army Materiel Command commanding general GEN Ann Dunwoody August 7, 2012 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Via became the first Army Signal Corps officer to achieve that rank.

  • Great Minds in STEM to honor Army engineers

    Aug 8, 2012

    Two U.S. Army engineers are being recognized by Great Minds in STEM for their achievements and dedication to protecting and serving the nation.

  • JAG Corps celebrates 237th birthday

    Aug 8, 2012

    The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington Judge Advocate General's Corps team celebrated a milestone birthday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's headquarters with cake, reminiscing of the group's storied history and the remembrance about those lawyers, paralegals and aides who served and sacrificed their lives for their country.

  • 19th Military Police Battalion Criminal Investigation Detachment Deployment Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The 19th Military Police Battalion Criminal Investigation Detachment (CID), 6th Military Police Group cased its colors and prepared for nine months overseas during a deployment ceremony, here, Aug. 3. The more than 30 Soldier strong unit will take charge of CID operations in Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and New Dawn respectively.

  • USACE Announces New Action to Support Deployment of Renewable Energy on U.S. Military Installations

    Aug 7, 2012

  • Net Zero: What Is It, What Does It Mean For You?

    Aug 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army has set the goal of Net-Zero energy consumption by 2030. For an installation to be Net-Zero it must produce as much energy on site as it consumes. This includes thermal and electrical energy. Installations can still be connected to the civilian grid, but over the course of the year the energy pulled from the grid must equal the amount supplied to it. A simple example would be if the hydro dam produced three megawatts of electricity 24 hours a day and the post used six MW for 12 hours a day and zero for the other 12 hours. Given this case, the installation would be Net-Zero because even though it still pulls three MW from the grid during the operating day, it supplies three MW back to the utility at night.

  • Army North, First Army train for worst-case scenario

    Aug 8, 2012

    Providing recovery and rescue in the aftermath of a 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in a major Midwestern city could be pretty traumatic. Fortunately, the "detonation" here was just simulated, and is part of exercise Vibrant Response 13.

  • Sackets Harbor celebrates War of 1812 bicentennial

    Aug 9, 2012

    SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. -- Long before 10th Mountain Division Soldiers were marching through the North Country, the U.S. military presence in the area left its boot prints on the ground.

  • Residents say 'cheers' to flood protection in Napa

    Aug 8, 2012

    Charming downtown Napa is in a floodplain and everyone, local residents, businesses, employees, and Napa's six million yearly tourists are susceptible to the effects of flooding. The Napa River Flood Protection Project is essential to reduce the impact of flooding in Napa and construction is moving along at a rapid pace.

  • N.M. Soldiers train for worst-case scenario

    Aug 8, 2012

    Dealing with the aftermath of a suicide was part of the realistic training provided by the 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, to the Soldiers of the 615th Transportation Battalion of Springer, N.M., mobilizing at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.

  • Meno steps down at Rader Clinic

    Aug 14, 2012

    A relinquishment of command ceremony for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Andrew Rader Army Health Clinic was held at the base community center ballroom Aug. 1. Lt. Col. Stacy U. Weina, Rader's deputy commander, became the clinic's interim commander, taking the reins from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Jenifer A. Meno, until the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Laura Trinkle, arrives in a month.

  • 237th anniversary of Army Chaplain Corps celebrated

    Aug 8, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall chaplains, along with chaplains from throughout the National Capital Region servicemembers, Families and friends gathered at Chaplains' Hill in Arlington National Cemetery July 27 for the 237th anniversary of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. Chap. (Maj. Gen.) Donald Rutherford, the Army chief of chaplains, was the guest speaker at the event.

  • 7th Inf. Div. starts a new chapter in its history

    Aug 7, 2012

    Over the last nine years, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has grown significantly, leading Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh to announce in April plans to reactivate the 7th Infantry Division "Bayonet" headquarters, Oct. 1.

  • Black Jack mourns loss of fallen Soldier

    Aug 7, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered to mourn the loss of Pvt. 1st Class Joshua Holley at a memorial service held in his honor here Aug. 1.

  • Injured, but not out

    Aug 7, 2012

  • Dunwoody relinquishes command of Army Materiel Command

    Aug 15, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody relinquished command of Army Materiel Command during a ceremony at AMC's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Aug. 7, 2012.

  • Laser revolutionizes sheet metal cutting at Army Depot

    Aug 9, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans are a step closer to automating the entire sheet metal manufacturing process.

  • Via takes command of AMC, becomes first 4-star signal officer

    Aug 14, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin were in attendance at the promotion ceremony for Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command's deputy commanding general, at the Bob Jones auditorium in Madison, Ala., Aug. 7, 2012.

  • Farrisee reflects on career, relocation, transition

    Aug 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee relinquishes command of U.S. Army Human Resources Command to Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion Aug. 10 at HRC's Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex headquarters at Fort Knox, Ky. Following the change-of-command ceremony, Farrisee, the first-ever female commander of HRC, will retire after a distinguished 34-year career.

  • A luxury set in the desert

    Nov 30, -0001

    A simple turn of a faucet and most people in the United States can enjoy a shower or bath. The work that goes into providing this amenity is usually behind the scenes and not generally thought about. For the soldiers participating in Combat Support Training Exercise 91 12-01 at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., a simple shower requires a group of dedicated soldiers.

  • JBM-HH Deputy Joint Base Commander

    Aug 7, 2012

  • LTC Jenifer Blair Bio

    Aug 7, 2012

  • Army North's defense coordinating element shifts into high gear for Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 8, 2012

    The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded Aug. 5, 2012, at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city.

  • Currahees receive first Spouse Master Resiliency Trainers

    Aug 8, 2012

    Representatives from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attended the Spouse Master Resiliency Training course from July 23 to Aug. 3, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Command Emphasis on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Aug 7, 2012

    The Army has some of the most combat-seasoned professional forces in our Nation's history. While our Soldiers remain "the Strength of the Nation," the long-term high level of operational demand has placed significant stress on our all-volunteer force. In response, the Army implemented the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) program to help leaders enhance unit readiness and to support the ability of Soldiers, Families and Department of the Army Civilians to meet the demands of military life.

  • Son of MP NCO leaps over competition

    Aug 7, 2012

    Anxious and tense, he stands on the track ready to compete in the triple jump competition. Reaching down deep inside, he sprinted to the takeoff board. Holding nothing back, he leaps in the air with every ounce of energy he could muster.

  • 'Sketch artist': Soldier uses pencil to capture Army life

    Aug 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While many Soldiers go throughout their careers collecting mementos and photographs for scrapbooks and photo albums, Sgt. 1st Class David Geig picks up a pencil and his sketchbook.

  • Surgeon General meets with Montel Williams

    Aug 7, 2012

  • Ayvazian awarded ARCOM

    Aug 7, 2012

    Maj. Brett A. Ayvazian, AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, support operations officer for retrograde, was awarded an Army Commendation Medal by the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Aug. 7 in recognition for his work in the preparation for and execution of the 1/82 return of equipment process that began Aug. 3.

  • Operation Thunderstruck gets underway

    Aug 7, 2012

    Operation Thunderstruck expedites equipment turn in for off-ramping unit.

  • Engineering detachment strives for premier status

    Aug 7, 2012

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Technical engineers working for the 156th Engineer Detachment (Survey and Design), 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, here conduct a variety of testing and analysis to ensure the products the engineers design will be built safely and offer longevity to the customer, says Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lawton, from Forreston, Ill., senior technical engineer, 156th En. Det., 94th En. Bn., 4th MEB, 1ID.

  • VFW honors 5th Signal Command Soldier

    Aug 7, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Aug. 1, 2012) -- 5th Signal Command's senior maintenance noncommissioned officer and Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Commander in Europe has achieved the most prestigious honor given by the VFW.

  • Soldiers receive coins from COMISAF Command Sergeant Major

    Aug 7, 2012

    Six Soldiers assigned to AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade received coins from Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel, COMISAF command sergeant major, Jul. 27.

  • Chaplains travel the world to ensure spiritual readiness

    Aug 9, 2012

    U.S. forces traveling to the Republic of Botswana Aug. 1-17 for Southern Accord 2012, are under the spiritual care of Army Chaplain Capt. M. Paul Weberg from Aurora, Ill., and chaplain

  • Training at Southern Accord 2012 demonstrates strong partnership between U.S., BDF

    Aug 7, 2012

    Training for Southern Accord 2012 commenced Aug. 2, 2012, at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana, as personnel from the U.S. military and Botswana Defense Force came together to share experiences and tactics which will enhance the readiness capabilities of both countries.

  • U.S., Botswana Defense Forces cook together during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 8, 2012

    Food service soldiers from four different Illinois Army National Guard units have the opportunity to feed more than 1,200 service members from around the world, in support of Southern Accord 12 in the Republic of Botswana.

  • Indiana soldier serves in Botswana during Southern Accord 12

    Aug 7, 2012

    If there is one Army value which Maj. Melinda Rayter of Hobert, Ind., embodies most, it is selfless service. Rayter, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with the 909th Forward Surgical Team out of Fort Sheridan, Ill., serves her country both in and out of uniform.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers battle for Warrior title

    Aug 7, 2012

    Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade battled it out for the titles of Warrior and Warrior Leader of the Quarter at the 16th Sust. Bde. headquarters here July 23-25.

  • 18th Engineer Brigade Headquarters case colors, change responsibility

    Aug 7, 2012

    It's been a busy summer for the Soldiers and families of the 18th Engineer Brigade. In June, the brigade returned from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, gained a new commanding officer in Col. Scott A. Petersen on July 27, and, in duel ceremonies Aug. 2, the brigade headquarters uncased its colors on Conn Barracks and held an assumption of responsibility ceremony to welcome the brigade's Command Sgt. Maj. Lauro F. Obeada.

  • LRMC Receives 2012 VFW Armed Forces Award

    Aug 7, 2012

    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) joined the ranks of Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell, The Prisoners of War (in absentia), and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Rhonda L. Cornum on July 23 when it received the 2012 Veterans of Foreign Wars Armed Forces Award.

  • Eighth Army competes in combatives tournament

    Aug 7, 2012

    The top U.S. Army Combatives fighters from South Korea took on fighters from around the world at the All Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Kicking4Hunger offers Yongsan a chance to give back

    Aug 7, 2012

    Children stood poised and ready, staring each other from opposite ends of a shortened soccer field. Waiting anxiously for the whistle to sound off, they aimed to tackle those with soccer balls on toe.

  • Camp Zama's Bon Odori Festival strengthens friendship with local community

    Aug 7, 2012

    The 53rd annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 4, 2012, with more than a 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • Odierno discusses Master Fitness training, new doctrine during TRADOC visit

    Aug 22, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., July 31, 2012, to receive briefings on TRADOC initiatives that impact both the current force and the Army of 2020.

  • Army Training Network reaches 5 million clicks

    Aug 7, 2012

    In July 2012, the Army Training Network achieved a significant milestone -- surpassing the 5-million-clicks mark since going live in April 2009.

  • Army engineer finds BEST way to support students in robotics competition

    Aug 8, 2012

    PVC pipe, screws, an irrigation valve cover, an aluminum paint grid and a bicycle inner tube. What do they have in common? They're all part of a kit to build a robot according to Lucas Hunter, a mechanical engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Soldiers to bring 'Army Strong' to Sierra Vista this month

    Aug 6, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Active-duty Soldiers bring the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and family pillars of military life to the stage in "Army Strong," the 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers to graduate qualification training Aug. 9

    Aug 6, 2012

    Media representatives and members of the public are invited to attend the graduation ceremony for more than 100 Soldiers from the 270th Special Forces Qualification Course at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 9 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville.

  • Yongsan garrison commander shares vision, philosophy

    Aug 9, 2012

    Col. Michael E. Masley, the new garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, conveyed his philosophy and shared them with Community members during his commander's briefing at the South Post Chapel, Aug. 3.

  • Army Today - Soldiers compete in the Army Combatives Tournament

    Aug 6, 2012

    Soldiers compete in the Army Combatives Tournament at Fort Hood, Texas.

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