Archive: Aug 2012

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  • Army Now - Military Child Education Initiative

    Aug 6, 2012

    Groundbreaking ceremony for two new schools of 33 aging and undersized DoD schools as a part of the Military Child Education Initiative.

  • Army Now - Soldiers hone their skills

    Aug 6, 2012

    Soldiers hone their skills with realistic training exercises while deployed to Kuwait

  • Tri-signed Letter: Emphasis on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness

    Aug 6, 2012

    Tri-signed letter from the Secretary of the Army; Chief of Staff, Army; and Sergeant Major of the Army. Emphasis on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness.

  • Parker misses mark in Olympic shooting finale

    Aug 7, 2012

    Four-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker headed into the third round of the Olympic three-positions rifle competition, Aug. 6, 2012, just one shot out of medal contention, but finished 30th.

  • CSA visits Marne Division, reenlists 30 Soldiers

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Soldiers of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga. Aug 6, 2012. This was the CSA's first visit to the home of the Marne Division since being sworn in as the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • Soldiers sharpen disaster response and coordination skills

    Aug 7, 2012

    U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command's joint force land component command, is hosting an exercise, Vibrant Response, across southern Indiana and Kentucky designed to coordinate a rapid and efficient disaster response. That exercise is focusing on a nuclear explosion scenario in the Midwest.

  • NSRDEC competes in Leapfest as only all-civilian team

    Aug 14, 2012

    Four Department of the Army civilians and one Soldier from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center jumped out of CH-47 Chinook helicopters Aug. 4 and 5, participating in "Leapfest 30," the International Military Parachute Competition held annually by the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Leapfest is the largest international static-line parachute competition (and training event) and is in its 30th year, making it the longest-standing event of its kind.

  • Orlando Army Reserve Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Aug 7, 2012

    Lt. Col. Mac Case, commander of 478th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, greets the Soldiers of 689th Engineer Company as they returned home to Orlando, Fla., Aug. 1, 2012. Armed with 190 Army Strong combat engineers, the unit deployed for one year to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Byers' Greco-Roman Olympic day ends early

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Greco-Roman wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers was eliminated from the Olympic heavyweight tournament after two matches, Aug. 6, 2012, at ExCel North Arena 2 in London.

  • Plyometrics can increase your strength

    Aug 6, 2012

    Everything today is done in a hurry. You hear words like "promised," "get instant results" and "guarantee to work." It's tough living up to these unrealistic promises, and most items don't produce the results they claimed to deliver.

  • National Night Out set for Aug. 9

    Aug 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson's National Night Out is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., Aug. 9 at Hilton Field. Law enforcement and on-post organizations are coming together to bring Soldiers, families and civilians a night of information and entertainment.

  • VIDEO: Explosive Training

    Aug 6, 2012

    Army Reserve combat engineers set up explosives during Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Spc. Marcell Bassett has the Story.

  • Rally for safety

    Aug 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson Safety Center hosted a bike rally for new and experienced riders on post Tuesday at the Solomon Center.

  • Car show draws a crowd

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Autocraft Shop, with the Community Recreation Division of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, hosted an auto show July 28, in the Solomon Center parking area.

  • Fort Jackson to host annual 5k Run/Walk for the Fallen

    Aug 6, 2012

    Run/Walk for the Fallen, honoring fallen Soldiers, will be held 8 a.m. Aug. 18, at Hilton Field's softball complex.

  • Immunizations vital to keeping children safe in school

    Aug 6, 2012

    For many, the month of August symbolizes the end of summer and the start of a new school year for most of the nation's children. Parents, eager to ensure their child has a safe and successful school year, scramble to fulfill school supply lists and face long lines at the mall to purchase new school clothes. Immunizations are a vital piece to children's safety and protection at school.

  • Sports injuries in the Army: Don't get sidelined

    Aug 6, 2012

    Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured due to participation in sports, exercise and recreational activities. As an indicator of the impact of these injuries on Soldiers and unit readiness, 72 percent of Soldiers with an injury had two or more days of limited duty, and nearly 40 percent had 15 or more days of limited duty.

  • Fort Jackson hit with outage

    Aug 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson struggled Wednesday to maintain military and civilian operations in the wake of a massive power outage.

  • PTSD: The dreaded four letters you don't have to fear

    Aug 6, 2012

    PTSD. These four little letters have been the source of much confusion, misunderstanding, pain, and now hope. Yes, you read that correctly, hope. PTSD, which stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a reaction to experiencing or witnessing one or more terrible events. The one, sure-fire way to prevent PTSD is to avoid seeing or being involved in any horrible event or scene that may cause you distress. This is easier said than done, especially for service members in times of war.

  • VIDEO: Bing Bang Theory

    Aug 6, 2012

    Six Soldiers from 391st Engineer Battalion Headquarters Company re-certify with C4 explosives during River Assault 2012 at Fort Chaffee, Ark. Spc. Mark O'Rear tells us how combat engineers have as much fun as kids with firecrackers. Includes soundbites from 1st Sgt. Jamie Pawlinski, Spc. Josiah Smith and Spc. Roger Stone.

  • AAOG Change of Responsibility

    Aug 6, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Chad Cuomo, command sergeant major of the Army Air Operations Group relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn L. Jones at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Aug. 2.

  • Army healthcare leaders meet to discuss better care for Soldiers, Families and Civilians

    Aug 6, 2012

    More than 60 members of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), representing Army Medicine activities worldwide gathered at the Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson, Arkansas for a two-day MEDCOM Commander's Conference, July 30-31, to discuss Army Medicine's strategy to become a global leader in health-related activities and to improve the health of Army Soldiers, Families, and the civilian workforce.

  • Keller Army Community Hospital hosts second mass school physical day

    Aug 7, 2012

    ABC's, 123's, crayons, balloons and lots of children having fun. That describes the atmosphere at Keller's mass school physical day, Thursday, Aug 2. Approximately 161 children from the West Point community received their annual school and sports physical during a kid friendly, back-to-school hospital party.

  • New Picatinny senior commander named

    Aug 6, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Jonathan A. Maddux, Picatinny senior commander since February 2009, is scheduled to leave Picatinny in October. He will be replaced by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, who is currently Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • Cadets train with 212th Combat Support Hospital

    Aug 22, 2012

    Eight Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from colleges and universities around the country are taking part in Cadet Troop Leader Training with the 212th Combat Support Hospital in Miesau, Germany, for several weeks in July and August.

  • New substance abuse program seeks better outcomes for 'nation's heroes'

    Aug 22, 2012

    Though an average civilian substance abuser requires six to seven admissions to a treatment facility before achieving sustained sobriety, a new military addictions program at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital aims to expedite that process and yield better, more long-lasting results.

  • More than 19 thousand fans cheer Soldiers' service

    Aug 6, 2012

    It was a night of firsts for Sgt. First Class Brian Goodheart. His first live Major League Soccer game, the first time he'd spent an evening with the commanding general, and the first time he had stood before more than 19 thousand people to be recognized for his service to the nation.

  • Stuttgart's Vacation Bible School encourages kids to reach for the sky

    Aug 6, 2012

    Usually Patch Elementary School is pretty quiet this time of year … the desks are empty, the public address system silent, the bulletin boards blank. Yet laughter echoed through the halls as 221 children and 110 volunteers were in constant motion during the garrison-sponsored Vacation Bible School for 5- to 11-year-olds, held July 30 to Aug. 3 at the school.

  • Hundreds of fallen heroes honored in annual Run to Remember

    Aug 6, 2012

    Sgt. Jose "Pepe" Escobedo, of Albuquerque, N.M., died of injuries suffered during a non-combat operation in Iraq in 2009. But he and hundreds of others who have fallen have not been forgotten. Veronica Carreon, a Heidelberg spouse who made the trip to Stuttgart for the fourth annual Run to Remember, pinned a photo of Escobedo, her cousin, to her shirt and loaded her iPod with his favorite music. She credited him for helping her get through a 13.1 mile half-marathon.

  • Col. John P. Stack takes reins as USAG Stuttgart commander

    Aug 6, 2012

    Col. John P. Stack assumed leadership of U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart from Col. Carl D. Bird during a change of command ceremony held July 23 on the Panzer Barracks' parade field.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Message

    Aug 6, 2012

    August marks the Army's third annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. Antiterrorism awareness is a critical aspect of our profession, both on and off duty, because the threat of terrorist attack against our Nation and our Army is real and ever-present.

  • TRADOC names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Oct 9, 2012

    Fort Eustis, Va. -- The winners of the 2012 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition were announced today during a ceremony at the Fort Eustis Officer's Club.

  • Historic Ground Breaking in Pol-e-Charki

    Aug 6, 2012

    Afghan National Army Military Police Command leaders held a ground breaking ceremony July 31, 2012 at Pol-e-Charki.

  • Incoming Australian Assistant Commander tours the DFIP

    Aug 6, 2012

    The incoming and outgoing Australian assistant commanders in Afghanistan toured the Detention Facility in Parwan, August 1, 2012, as a site survey for the incoming commander as well as to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • London Games leave Mango dreaming about Rio

    Aug 7, 2012

    Sgt. Spenser Mango learned in London that much work must be done if he wants to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Chicago Soldiers teach rapid trauma response in Botswana

    Aug 6, 2012

    THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, The Republic of Botswana -- Soldiers from the 909th Forward Surgical Team out of Fort Sheridan, Ill., provided medical training to Soldiers of the Botswana Defense Force Aug. 2, in The Republic of Botswana, Africa.

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

    Aug 6, 2012

    THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, The Republic of Botswana -- Training for Southern Accord 2012 commenced Aug. 2 at Thebephatshwa Air Base, 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.

  • Local community joins wounded warriors from U.S. Army in Europe, coalition forces in ride

    Aug 22, 2012

    Soldiers, family members, civilian employees and other military community members volunteered, rode, cheered and supported approximately 50 wounded warriors from the U.S., Germany, Romania, Norway, Poland, the U.K., Estonia and Latvia during Soldier Ride Germany community ride at Bostalsee, Germany, Aug. 4, 2012.

  • IMCOM-Pacific region director leads town hall

    Aug 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan workforce gathered for a Town Hall hosted by Debra D. Zedalis, region director of U.S. Army's Installation Management Pacific, August 1.

  • Baltimore Ravens host Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Baltimore Ravens recognized local service members, veterans and military families at the team's Military Appreciation Day, Aug. 4, 2012, during the team's open training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

  • New imaging technique detects changes in veins that may better illuminate brain injury

    Aug 22, 2012

    A new dimension in imaging technology detects minute levels of vascular damage in the form of bleeding, clots and reduced levels of oxygenation that may better illuminate our understanding of brain injury, particularly related to trauma.

  • Watervliet: The best job a student could get

    Aug 2, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Just like New York summers, the Arsenal's summer hires are great when we have them but we don't have them long enough, said the Arsenal's public works roads and grounds work leader. Each year, the Arsenal hires high school and college students to assist its public works personnel in the maintenance of the 143-acre installation. Just about every summer outdoor project that one may have around their house is also required at the Arsenal, and given the Arsenal has only two full-time grounds keepers these students provide an invaluable service when it is most needed.

  • You posted what on Facebook?

    Aug 7, 2012

    With the 2012 Presidential election less than 90 days away, there are a number of things Soldiers and government employees need to keep in mind when it comes to being in military or government service and being involved in political activity.

  • Old Guard Soldier honored to escort fallen Soldiers' remains

    Aug 6, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Hector Valadez, casket platoon sergeant, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), tells his experience as a noncommissioned officer in charge of a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

  • Szarenski closes out Olympic career

    Aug 6, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski competed Aug. 5, 2012, in the men's 50-meter free pistol competition, his last event as an Olympian.

  • Orangeburg Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking

    Aug 5, 2012

    The 81st Regional Support Command hosted the groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Paratroopers patrol along Highway 1

    Aug 5, 2012

  • One week at this academy can change spouses' lives

    Aug 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. -I am not going to lie. The thought of being away from my routine for five days was troubling. Although I would just be on post, I prepared for my hiatus from continuity by gathering my favorite notebook, pens and iPad. I figured a week-long, nearly full-day program implied an academic mindset was expected.

  • Leadership Bowl win leads JROTC to D.C

    Aug 5, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - For the first time ever, four cadets from Buena High School in Sierra Vista not only tested for the Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Leadership Bowl but qualified to go to the championship in Washington, D.C. this summer.

  • Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

    Apr 23, 2013

    The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is participating in Vibrant Response 13, a joint-service, mass-training exercise directed by U.S. Northern Command.

  • U.S. Army Africa welcomes new commander

    Aug 4, 2012

    Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg relinquished command of U.S. Army Africa to Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field.

  • Soldier watches wife win gold from across pond

    Aug 5, 2012

    As Jamie Gray was conquering her past demons in women's three-position rifle Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, her husband, Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, was glued to the couple's 17-inch computer monitor, watching a live stream of the event.

  • Two Army marksmen miss medal round by millimeters

    Aug 5, 2012

    The difference between shooting for an Olympic medal and watching from the stands came down to fractions of an inch for two U.S. Soldiers competing Aug. 3, 2012, in 50-meter prone rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Army wife Gray wins Olympic gold in 3-positions rifle

    Aug 5, 2012

    Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic gold medal in the women's 50-meter three-positions rifle event Aug. 4, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • Arizona's First Net-Zero School Dedicated on Fort Huachuca

    Aug 5, 2012

  • Uberti pins on second star

    Aug 6, 2012

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. - In a ceremony with 100 family members, friends, colleagues and classmates in attendance, Brig. Gen. John "Sonny" Uberti, deputy commanding general for support of Installation Management Command, pinned on two-star insignia at historic Fort Hamilton Aug. 3.

  • A bridge made of water

    Aug 3, 2012

    Nisqually Tribe members greet fellow native tribes visiting JBLM during annual journey of friendship

  • USARPAC commander addresses top issues for Soldiers

    Aug 6, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, addressed issues of importance for U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers in an interview July 24. Wiercinski , who has been in command of USARPAC for 16 months, discussed both Armywide and USARPAC-specific issues he feels are most important to Soldiers.

  • High-energy review entertains, tells the Army story

    Aug 3, 2012

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -- "I have always had dreams of performing and producing. It's like a dream come true."

  • Arctic Wolves stand down for safety

    Aug 3, 2012

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted a Safety Stand down Day at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • Running on empty

    Aug 3, 2012

    JBLM MP decides early to test her limits with the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon

  • USASAC employee meets requisition challenge

    Aug 8, 2012

    Faced with the daunting task of manually entering over 20,000 requisition items for a foreign military sales case for the Afghan National Army, one USASAC logistics management specialist knew there had to be a more efficient way to complete the job.

  • 8th STB recommits to Webling Elementary

    Aug 3, 2012

    AIEA, Hawaii -- After summer vacation, the students of Webling Elementary School, here, packed their backpacks, and came back for another year of educational fun and learning. However, as in previous years, they won't be heading to school alone. Command teams from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, reaffirmed their commitment to Webling by re-signing the agreement between the unit and the school, July 30. This document is the "Letter of Agreement Between the U.S. Army Hawaii and the Hawaii Public Schools."

  • Networked vehicle production in full swing at U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal

    Aug 8, 2012

    In October, the U.S. Army will begin fielding the first integrated group of networked technologies -- radios, sensors and associated equipment and software -- that will for the first time deliver an integrated voice and data capability throughout the entire Brigade Combat Team formation, from the brigade commander to the dismounted Soldier.

  • 8th STB NCOs explore Manoa Falls, build camaraderie

    Aug 3, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Being physically fit is an important component to being a good Soldier. Sometimes, however, the physical part of the workout is only part of the benefit. Every month, the senior noncommissioned officers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, get together to exercise and build cohesion.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army observes training at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 6, 2012

    The 14th Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler III, and his wife Jeanne, visited Fort Leonard Wood Aug. 1-3. The main purpose of the trip was to meet with Soldiers and Families.

  • Future Army nurses spend time at WBAMC

    Aug 3, 2012

    For eight weeks this summer, nurses at William Beaumont Army Medical Center are getting a glimpse of the Army's future. Fifteen Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps senior nurse cadets from universities across the country -- including John Hopkins, University of Maine and Norwich University in Vermont -- were selected to complete a Nurse Summer Training Program at WBAMC.

  • Finding the time to quiet the mind

    Aug 3, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Dr. Cynthia Hamilton bobs slightly on an exercise ball as she taps out a few key strokes on her computer. Her quirky office chair matches the informal space -- sprawling art hovering over her work station and sounds of bubbling water brimming from a fish tank. Her office at the Soldier Family Medical Center on Fort Bliss is dark. The shades are closed, and cooling air helps to give the provider a respite away from the fluorescent-lit halls of the clinic. Hamilton smiles. This is where it happens, she says. In this small, dark, cool room is where she leads Soldiers and family members in group exercises meant to calm the mind. "Just sitting down and relaxing. Just sitting and relaxing," said one Fort Bliss Soldier, a member of a TBI group that meets with Hamilton for mind-body medicine skills.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Staff Judge Advocates mark 237th year

    Aug 3, 2012

    What does a guest speaker say to a room full of lawyers at a ceremony to celebrate the 237th anniversary of the establishment of the military's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps? According to First Army's chief of staff, Col. Steven Merkel, "Don't tell a bunch of lawyer jokes."

  • Fort Bragg recognizes volunteers at Iron Mike awards

    Aug 3, 2012

    More than 30 volunteers from various agencies across post received recognition Thursday during the quarterly Iron Mike Volunteer Awards in the Rhodes Ballroom at the Fort Bragg Club.

  • IPC updates online request support

    Aug 3, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Island Palm Communities has updated the maintenance request feature on its website for easier access and efficiency.

  • Soldiers from Puerto Rico provide Vibrant Response

    Aug 3, 2012

    Camp Atterbury, Ind. - Approximately 60 soldiers assigned to the 311th Mortuary Affairs Battalion, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, based in Aguadilla, participate in the exercise Vibrant Response, an interagency training managed by the US Northern command, from July 27 to August 16, through which a response to nuclear attack to the United States is simulated.

  • Teens discuss top issues at 2012 Atlantic Region Youth Leadership Forum at Fort Bragg

    Aug 3, 2012

    Forty two teenagers from 25 garrisons across the U.S. met at Fort Bragg to discuss the top issues affecting many military teens around the Army. The 2012 Atlantic Region Youth Leadership Forum was held from July 23 through Friday.

  • Good grades pay dividends at the PX Exchange

    Aug 3, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- According to the Military Child Education Coalition, approximately 80 percent of military-connected children are forced to move between 6-9 times as they complete their K-12 education, and changes in educational settings and curriculums come with these geographical moves.

  • Fort Bragg PMO hosts public safety council meeting

    Aug 3, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Provost Marshal Office hosted the Community Wellness and Public Safety Council meeting in the Sullivan conference room July 25. This is the first of these monthly meetings to be held on Fort Bragg since the group's inception in 2010. The CWPSC is a cooperative initiative that brings together community law enforcement officials, citizen groups and local school administrators with a mission to lead the community in problem solving efforts that improve the quality of life for all citizens.

  • Hawaii softball players vie for All-Army status

    Aug 3, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The first game of the season-ending intramural softball tournament was about to get underway, Tuesday, at Takata Field, here, and Spc. Mario Coronado, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was busy double-checking the batting order to his "Warfighter" softball teammates.

  • 1-23 INF Soldier remembered for his leadership and smile

    Aug 3, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord--The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Family and friends said their final goodbyes to a comrade and confidant as photos of the young sergeant during happier times, scrolled on a screen at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis North Chapel Aug. 1.

  • 'Giving a hand up, not a hand out'

    Aug 6, 2012

    Homeless veterans in the local area may be just a little more comfortable thanks to the efforts of U.S. Army Reserve Command military and civilian employees.

  • US PACOM Commander visits CCP

    Aug 3, 2012

    Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command meets with Soldiers during a tour of the U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Contingency Command Post (CCP) at Fort Shafter, HI, Aug 1. The CCP consists of more than ninety personnel with the specific skills to provide a USARPAC forward command post capability, specifically focusing on small-scale contingencies such as supporting humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and peace operations.

  • Army standardizes PTSD diagnosis, treatment

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Army, along with the other military services and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is standardizing the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • First Joint Services Teen Council meets in San Antonio

    Aug 3, 2012

    San Antonio (July 13, 2012) - - Military teens and Army, Air Force and Navy leaders met in a show of force for the first Joint Services Teen Council to discuss the common issues affecting youth on military installations.

  • USACE leaders express committment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Study

    Aug 3, 2012

    Huddled in a meeting room that overlooks shipping operations at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with port officials to express their commitment to the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Project.

  • On patrol

    Aug 3, 2012

    Division program strengthens partnerships, keeps Soldiers safe.

  • 3rd CAB Lands for 'Falcon Focus'

    Aug 3, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division arrived July 23 at Fort Bliss, Texas, where they are scheduled to remain to conduct readiness exercise "Falcon Focus" until early September.

  • Engineers clear rubble, train for worst-case scenario

    Apr 23, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Engineers cleared roads choked with debris and obstacles Aug. 1 to clear the way for emergency responders at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex as part of a major incident exercise.

  • Guide to AMC transition, social media

    Aug 3, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the U.S. Army Materiel Command begins celebrating its 50th Anniversary this August, many leadership changes are taking place.

  • Army Lab summer students gain real world defense experience

    Aug 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomed 250 high school, undergraduate and graduate students this summer as part of the educational outreach programs at ARL.

  • Marine climbs ladder to success with fellowship

    Aug 3, 2012

    Almost two years have passed seemingly, at warp speed, for Master Gunnery Sgt. Julius D. Spain Sr. On Oct. 1, 2010, Spain departed the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, where he served as battalion adjutant/ S-1 chief, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps.

  • Odierno visits wounded warriors, family members at Walter Reed

    Aug 3, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited wounded warriors, family members and staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Aug. 2, 2012.

  • CYS, parents prepare for permanent hours switch

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U. S. Army Child, Youth and School Services (CYS) child care availability on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will have some changes this fall.

  • Carter describes possible unintended effects of sequestration law

    Aug 22, 2012

    While the Defense Department can foresee the harmful effects of sequestration, the nature of the legislative mechanism makes it impossible to devise a plan that eliminates or substantially mitigates those effects, explained Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter in Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Back to the fight

    Aug 3, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Justin Callahan is currently on his 8th deployment, flying C-12 aircraft in support of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Less than two years ago, he was told he may not fly aircraft again, never run again and walk with a noticeable limp.

  • Ceremony kicks off Southern Accord 12 in Botswana

    Aug 3, 2012

    THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, The Republic of Botswana -- More than 1,200 military personnel from The Republic of Botswana and the United States attended the opening ceremony for Southern Accord 2012 on Aug. 1, a joint exercise intended to enhance both countries' capabilities in the areas of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations, peace keeping operations and aeromedical evacuation.

  • VIDEO: Operation River Assault

    Aug 3, 2012

    Interviews and video footage of the culminating event leading up to the closing of Operation River Assault - bridge building and river crossing operations. Col. Richard Mayes of 412th Theater Engineer Command and OIC of this year's training exercise; Capt. Adam Hess, Bridgemaster and commander of 459th Engineer Company; and Spc. James Laird, a combat engineer with 459th Engineer Company, share their perspectives on what Operation River Assault offers in honing Soldiers' skill sets as they continue to train and to be ready and capable to meet the needs of the Army

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Apr 23, 2013

    The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Presidio volunteers recognized for service

    Aug 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio organizations and community members were recognized for their volunteer service worth more than three-quarters of a million dollars during a ceremony on Ord Military Community June 21.

  • Fort Meade Highsteppers compete on national level

    Aug 3, 2012

    The Fort Meade Highsteppers Track and Field Club, part of the Child, Youth and School Services' Youth Sports program, sent 13 athletes to compete at the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships last week at Hughes Stadium at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

  • Summer Concert Series begins Saturday

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army Field Band Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus will perform Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park.

  • Active, Reserve Soldiers join forces to build tactical bridge, conduct river-crossing operations

    Aug 2, 2012

    Staff Sgt. William D'Angelo, an Army Deep Sea Diver from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., prepares for his jump as Spc. Andrew Holdner from Troy, Mo. and Pfc. Zachery Powell Tehachapi, Calif., jump from the rear of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook during Helocasting training at Operation River Assault 2012 at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

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