Archive: Aug 2012

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  • JBLM leaders discuss Army's new direction with PTSD evaluations

    Aug 2, 2012

    Lieutenant Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas, commander of Western Regional Medical Command and Col. Dallas Homas, commander of JBLM's Madigan Army Healthcare System, address local media Aug. 2 at Madigan to discuss the Army's recent decision to exclude forensic psychiatry from its disability evaluation system.

  • Tuskeegee Airman recognized for contributions

    Aug 2, 2012

    On any given day there is always the opportunity to read about our nation's history, but not often enough do you get the chance to meet one of the men or women who help make that history.

  • Kelsey finishes fourth in Olympic fencing

    Mar 21, 2013

    Air Force Reserve Capt. Seth Kelsey finished one touch away from a medal Wednesday in Olympic épeé individual fencing at ExCel Centre in London.

  • McQuistion credits mentors, peers, family and friends for her success

    Aug 2, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Major General Patricia E. McQuistion, the incoming U.S. Army Materiel Command's Deputy Commanding General, was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony held here, Aug. 2.

  • 1st Air Cavalry Brigade changes command

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, changed command during a ceremony Aug. 2 here at Cooper Field. Col. John Novalis, from Williamsport, Pa., relinquished command to Col. Cory Mendenhall, from Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

  • Former Women's Army Corps commandant dies at age 101

    Aug 10, 2012

    Former Women's Army Corps commandant and advocate for women's military service, Mary Louise Rasmuson, died July 30, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska, at age 101.

  • First Army battalion welcomes new commander

    Aug 2, 2012

    Soldiers of First Army Division East's training support unit gathered to bid farewell to the battalion commander and welcome a new leader during a change of command ceremony held July 17 on McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • First impressions: TACOM LCMC CG tours Anniston

    Aug 2, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael Terry, Commanding General, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, visited Anniston Army Depot and the local community July 23, 2012. This was his first visit to the installation since assuming command in June.

  • DGRC learns to Lean

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Defense Non-tactical Generator and Rail Equipment Center, better known as DGRC, is working through their first series of Lean Six Sigma events with the hope this process will reduce locomotive rebuild time by 14.2 percent.

  • AMC honors ANAD firefighters

    Aug 2, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot Directorate of Emergency Services' Fire and Emergency Services Division was recently named the Small Fire Department of the Year for Army Materiel Command and one of its own, Nathan Harper, was named AMC's Firefighter of the Year.

  • Workshop arms couples with tools that foster long-term relationships

    Aug 2, 2012

    Fort Meade's Family Advocacy Program at Army Community Service sponsored a "Learning How To Love Marriage And Relationship Enrichment Workshop" on July 27 at the Community Readiness Center here.

  • 'Great Army Soldier' takes command of ANMC

    Aug 2, 2012

    Lt. Col. David L. Schmitt assumed command of Anniston Munitions Center July 26 during a ceremony at Anniston Army Depot's Physical Fitness Center. The ceremony was presided over by Blue Grass Army Depot Commander Col. Brian Rogers. Schmitt comes to Anniston from United States Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Planner.

  • Chandler meets Soldiers, families at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 14, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to learn more about post and, more importantly, spend time with Soldiers and their families.

  • Fort Meade promoting resiliency through services, support

    Aug 2, 2012

    Fort Meade is developing a resiliency campus and center to help service members and their families gain the knowledge and skills to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity.

  • Paisley to perform free concert

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Country music singer, songwriter Brad Paisley will perform live on the Fort Sill Polo Field in his Virtual Reality Concert Tour Aug. 15 for a free concert to honor military service men and women and their families.

  • Expert exchange allows Experience, Expertise, and Culture

    Aug 6, 2012

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --A Subject Matter Expert Exchange, or SMEE, held July 9-13 brought a team of six public health, behavioral health and dental experts from Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks and 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) together with their respective counterparts at the Malaysian Armed Forces Health Services, or MAF HS, here.

  • Northeastern University Young Scholars Visit NSRDEC on 'Science for the Soldier Day'

    Aug 14, 2012

    Visitors to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center July 26 on its first "Science for the Soldier Day" included Northeastern University's Young Scholars students. This program is an annual guest at NSRDEC, and this year 28 students from the Greater Boston area toured some of the base's facilities and saw a variety of fundamental science and technologies on display.

  • Army's Top Installation Manager Visits New York Army National Guard Facilities

    Aug 2, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installation, Energy and Environment visited New York Army National Guard armories in Syracuse and Utica on Thursday, August 2, to get a first hand look at the kinds of facilities that Citizen Soldiers work and train in.

  • Double trap shooters ambushed in London

    Aug 3, 2012

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond and Sgt. Glenn Eller fell short of their lofty expectations in the Olympic double-trap competition Wednesday at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Fort Carson military, civilian police named best in nation

    Aug 3, 2012

    The men and women who make up the traffic section at Fort Carson, Colo., were named the top military traffic safety program at the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Challenge.

  • 316th ESC Patch Ceremony

    Aug 2, 2012

    Soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) attend a ceremony that commemorates the earning of the unit's patch as their shoulder sleeve insignia former-wartime service at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Aug. 2. "I want you to be able to wear this patch with pride, knowing the legacy that you build here is going to be unmatched in the ESC and sustainment community," said Jameson, the commanding general of the 316th.

  • Medical Department Activity names Fort Carson clinic for fallen medic

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Pfc. Eric P. Woods Soldier Family Care Center was dedicated July 27 in honor of a combat medic who made the ultimate sacrifice in Tal Afar, Iraq, in 2005.

  • Fort Carson civilian retires after 40 years

    Aug 2, 2012

    The best memories Debra E. Phillips will have about her job will be those of the people whose lives and careers she has touched working for the government for more than 40 years.

  • Don't hold back: Only 4 chances remain to see Twilight Tattoo in 2012

    Aug 3, 2012

    Hundreds of local and international visitors to the National Capital Region watched the time honored military tradition of the "Twilight Tattoo" inside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall, in Arlington Va., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Historical commission recognizes Mon River navigation

    Aug 2, 2012

    A historical marker recognizing the Monongahela River Navigation System as one of the nation's most historically successful river systems was dedicated in June at Lock 3, Monongahela River Locks and Dam, Elizabeth, Pa.

  • Corps Rangers: Reach, Throw, Row, Don't Go!

    Aug 2, 2012

    On July 30, Crooked Creek Lake Park Ranger April Hawkey and Student Park Ranger Travis November presented a water safety program for a day camp at the Richard G. Snyder YMCA located in Kittanning, Pa.

  • Artillerymen Certify on Paladin

    Oct 9, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 75th Fires Brigade, fine tuned their skills on the M109A6 Paladin during a battalion-level exercise at Fort Sill, Okla., on July 24.

  • Aerosmith guitarist visits SMDC

    Aug 2, 2012

    Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry visited SMDC at Peterson AFB

  • ACAP equips Soldiers to find civilian jobs

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As Fort Sill's Army Career and Alumni Program entered the second week of evaluating the pilot curriculum of the Transition Assistance Program, they had a special visitor -- the program's top director. Walter Herd serves as Director of the Army Transition Office, which is part of the Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade welcomes new commander

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (2 Aug. 2012) -- The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade said farewell to outgoing commander Col. Daniel Garcia, and welcomed Col. Michael Morrissey during a change of command ceremony July 31 on Polo Field.

  • Pipelayers shut out Copperheads

    Aug 2, 2012

    Recent storms caused some hiccups in the intramural softball post championship tournament, but it wasn't enough to stop teams from returning to the fields to compete for the title.

  • Illusionist divvies out mind candy for Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2012

    A meet and greet with illusionist and mentalist Wayne Hoffman and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, cadre and students from the NCO Academy and the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group went magically July 27 at the academy.

  • Spouse club hosts Super Sign-Up Aug. 16

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club will host its annual Super Sign-Up Aug. 16 to assist spouses new to Fort Rucker that want to expand their horizons by meeting new people and seeing new places.

  • Picerne hosts Dive-In Theater showing of 'The Muppets'

    Aug 2, 2012

    As summer vacation dies down and school gears up, Picerne Military Housing offers its free Dive-In Theater at Bowden Terrace Community Center Aug. 10.

  • Post honors retiring Soldiers, civilian

    Aug 2, 2012

    Members of the Fort Rucker community packed the post theater to honor 14 Soldiers and one civilian retiring from government service during a ceremony July 27.

  • Fort Sill Youth Catch Olympic fever

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Olympic fever is in the air, and some of the post's children caught it bad.

  • Immunizations important to children, parents

    Aug 2, 2012

    Having a child get a vaccination is never the highlight of a parent's day, but the nurses at Lyster Army Health Clinic feel it's vital that children are properly immunized for school registration as well as health.

  • Army observes Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 2, 2012

    August brings with it the end of summer vacation and the hope of cooler temperatures, but it's also Antiterrorism Awareness Month that reminds people to remain vigilant, according to Michael Whittaker, installation antiterrorism officer.

  • Fitness contest pinpoints true 'Iron Raiders'

    Aug 2, 2012

    Two minutes to complete at least 80 sit ups and 70 push ups, a three-mile run under 24 minutes, 10 pull-ups and 15 dips -- that is what Soldiers had to complete in order to receive the title "Iron Raider" during the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division fitness competition, July 25.

  • Sill Soldier places first in TRADOC

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two Fort Sill Soldiers went to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. July 22-26 to give their opinions. In return, they came back to the Fires Center of Excellence with first and second place trophies from the Career Counselor Active and Reserve Component and Re-enlistment NCO of the Year competition.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Soldier maxing Army promotion system

    Aug 2, 2012

    Anyone who has been in the military longer than a few years can attest that making cutoff scores for promotion can be a difficult task. Making the cut can seem almost impossible, especially in a Military Occupational Specialty where the points constantly hover at the maximum, 798.

  • Two Eastern Red Bud Trees to honor Fallen

    Aug 2, 2012

    The morning of July 27 at Fort Stewart's Warrior's Walk, many Soldiers, Families and guests gathered in honor of two Fallen 'Dog Face' Soldiers -- Cpl. Bryant Luxmore and Maj. Paul Voelke -- for a Tree Dedication ceremony.

  • Ramadan: Time to reconnect, rejuvenate

    Aug 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Muslims worldwide are observing Ramadan, which runs July 20 through Aug. 18, including one Fort Sill Soldier.

  • Fort Rucker honors fallen working dog

    Aug 2, 2012

    A muster call was performed at the Military Working Dog Kennels, and a brief silence fell as military working dog Nina's name was called during a memorial July 27.

  • Hunter Rangers get new commander

    Aug 2, 2012

    Forsyth Park provided a scenic backdrop for the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment change of command ceremony, July 25. The outgoing commander, Col. Michael Foster, passed the mantle of leadership to Lt. Col. Robert Harman on the park's grassy field. Eight hundred Rangers stood proudly in formation and watched the transition of power, along with Savannahians who lined the sidewalks with their children and dogs.

  • VA program offers vets between ages 35-60 new education opportunities

    Aug 22, 2012

    Unemployed veterans between 35 and 60 years old have an opportunity to begin a new career in one of more than 211 high-demand occupations by applying for enrollment in the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, launched as part of the Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

  • Soldier credited for recycling award

    Aug 2, 2012

    Private First Class Jonathan Carpenter, a self-proclaimed native of the backwoods of South Carolina, said he was not exposed to recycling until he joined the Army.

  • New facility offers state-of-the-art paint training

    Aug 2, 2012

    Fort Rucker is known for its state-of-the-art simulators and training facilities, and the Spray, Technique, Research and Analysis for Defense paint training program is the newest addition to the installation's commitment to training excellence.

  • ASA(ALT)'s August Spotlight Feature AL&T Magazine's LTC Alan C. Samuels

    Aug 2, 2012

  • Army Acquisition Executive praises test community

    Aug 3, 2012

    The Army Test and Evaluation Command has made great progress partnering with the acquisition community to develop next-generation technologies while simultaneously finding efficiencies and saving dollars for the service, said Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, in an address to the organization.

  • Army to stand up new civil affairs battalion at Fort Stewart

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced Aug. 1, 2012, the planned activation of the 82d Civil Affairs Battalion at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • U.S. Army Cyber Command aids national security

    Aug 2, 2012

    The Army's top cyberspace warrior told Congress that the work of the Army Cyber Command adds to national security.

  • 85th Army Band concert in Fulda, Germany

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 85th Army Band, an Army Reserve unit based out of Arlington Heights, Ill., plays a concert July 20, 2012, for an audience of about 600 persons at the Orangery Convention Center in Fulda, Germany. The band was on overseas deployment training and assisted the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus.

  • Cape Coral holds groundbreaking for new Army Reserve facilities

    Aug 2, 2012

    Four Army Reserve units will have a new center in September 2013 in Cape Coral, Fla. The official ground breaking ceremony was held on July 28 at the new site of a 46,610 square foot facility on 15 acres of land.

  • 85th Army Band received by French mayor

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of the 85th Army Band are welcomed by Mayor Jean Richard of Val d'Ajol, France, during a reception at the village hall, July 13, 2012. The band performed in a parade and concert and attended a memorial service for a World War II pilot who's plane crashed here almost 70 years ago.

  • New Command Sgt. Maj. welcomed to JFHQNCR/MDW team

    Aug 2, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field was the venue for a change of responsibility ceremony for incoming Military of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region Command Sgt. Maj. David O. Turnbull.

  • Army Leadership to be on ARMY WIVES episode

    Aug 2, 2012

    The 100th episode of Army Wives, that will include a cameo appearance by Under Secretary Westphal, is scheduled to air 05 August, 2012 (Sunday) 2200/EST on the Lifetime channel. The episode will also include a cameo appearance by former CSA, GEN (R) George W. Casey Jr., and a brief performance by the U.S. Army Drill Team.

  • VIDEO: Recipe for Success

    Aug 3, 2012

    Once a year, roughly 1,000 Soldiers from all over the country descend upon Fort Chaffee, Ark., for Operation River Assault. Spc. Mark O'Rear takes us behind the scenes and shows us the real recipe for success.

  • VIDEO: Spiritual Hydration

    Aug 3, 2012

    What's more refreshing than a cold drink on a hot summer day at Fort Chaffee? Spc. Mark O'Rear tells us what one ministry did for Soldiers during Operation River Assault.

  • Train as you fight: A motto the 94th Military Police Company takes seriously

    Aug 7, 2012

    A Soldier from the 94th Military Police Company, 382nd Military Police Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, pulls security during a field training exercise at Bog Brook Maine training site, April 14, 2012.

  • New Area I commander outlines aims, Counseling for troops, families, quality of services among prior

    Aug 2, 2012

    Ensuring that Warrior Country provides robust counseling services for Soldiers and families and that military units have the facilities and other support they need are among the top priorities for Col. John M. Scott as Area I's new commander.

  • Bible school helps children squash malaria, learn lessons

    Aug 2, 2012

    Mosquitoes and God may not have too much in common, but they were what 86 children learned about at this year's Area I Vacation Bible School held at the West Casey Chapel July 23-27.

  • U.S. service members invited to BDF change of command ceremony

    Aug 2, 2012

    SIR SERETSE KHAMA BARRACKS, The Republic of Botswana -- Approximately 20 U.S. service members attended the Botswana Defense Force Change of Command ceremony July 31 at Sir Seretse Khama Barracks in Gaborone, Botswana. The service members represented units participating in the upcoming Southern Accord 12 exercise. SA12 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, U.S. Army Africa-led combined, joint exercise that brings together U.S. Army personnel with counterparts from the BDF to conduct Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations, Peace Keeping Operations (PKO), Aeromedical Evacuation, and enhance military capabilities and interoperability.

  • Hawaii National Guard provides helicopters to support Southern Accord 12 in Botswana

    Aug 2, 2012

    THEBEPHATSHWA AIR BASE, The Republic of Botswana -- Soldiers of Hawaii National Guard's Company B, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment based at Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii, recently deployed to The Republic of Botswana in Southern Africa, to participate in joint exercise Southern Accord12.

  • Army spouse comes up short in Olympic pistol event

    Aug 2, 2012

    Olympic shooter Petty Officer 1st Class Sandra Uptagrafft, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptatgrafft, competed in her second event at the London Olympics, Aug. 1, 2012, finishing in 28th place overall in women's 25-meter sport pistol at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • New chapter begins for federal civilian

    Aug 2, 2012

    Federal civilian retires from service after 25 years

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 22, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • Alabama Guard Soldiers tackle Afghanistan convoy missions

    Aug 2, 2012

    The roads of Afghanistan present many challenges, whether it's driving through a rocky mountainous terrain, a crowded intersection or looking for hidden improvised explosive devices by the roadside.

  • Yongsan welcomes new garrison commander

    Aug 2, 2012

    The time has come to wish farewell to an outstanding leader and embrace another as the Community gave honor and showed appreciation during a change of command ceremony here, August 2. Col. William P. Huber, outgoing garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, handed over command and its colors to Col. Michael E. Masley.

  • Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

    Aug 2, 2012

    "It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are using that power now."

  • 8th Military Police Brigade Change of Command and Change of Responsibility

    Aug 1, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 8th Military Police "Watchdog" Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command celebrated the accomplishments of one command team and welcomed another during the 8th MP Bde.'s Change of Command ceremony at Hamilton Field, here, July 27. The brigade bid farewell to Col., La'Tonya Lynn, outgoing commander of the 8th MP Bde., and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sivak, outgoing senior enlisted leader 8th MP Bde., and welcomed Col. Mark Jackson, commander 8th MP Bde., and Cmd Sgt. Maj. Richard Woodring, senior enlisted advisor, 8th MP Bde.

  • MRT promotes stronger Army

    Aug 1, 2012

    When Soldier's are caught in those violent storms of misery, anger and negativity they can confidently make it through when applying the skills offered by the Army's Master Resilience Training (MRT). I Corps' MRT program continued to build upon the resilience skill-set of its Soldiers on July 27, with instruction on avoiding thinking traps given at the Cascade Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Brigade Change of Responsibility

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division brigade change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. William R. Hambrick, Jr., the outgoing brigade command sergeant major, to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston. July 20, 2012. Also available in high definition

  • ASA Lamont visits Fort Campbell to discusses force manning, manpower issues

    Aug 2, 2012

    Thomas R. Lamont, assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visited Fort Campbell, Ky., July 25, 2012, to discuss force manning and manpower issues as well as observe several aspects of training.

  • Chaplains provide for Soldiers during Mountain Peak

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Since the beginning of the Continental Army, there has been a need for the Chaplain Corps to provide and perform religious support for Soldiers throughout American history.

  • Glory Conducts Platoon Air Assault Raid

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division conduct platoon level air assault training along with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade July 24, 2012 Fort Campbell, Ky. Available in high definition.

  • Soldiers build logistics hub, call it home

    Aug 1, 2012

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of 10th Sustainment Brigade's Team Lightning completed construction of Logistics Support Area Lightning on July 10 as one of the first steps in opening the new strategic logistics hub for Regional Command-North.

  • 1-71 Cavalry leaders from Fort Drum complete rigorous mountain training in Alaska

    Aug 1, 2012

    BLACK RAPIDS, Alaska -- Leaders of 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment traveled to the U.S. Army's Northern Warfare Training Center here to learn how to plan operations in mountainous terrain at the Mountain Warfare Orientation Course, July 11-15.

  • Fort Drum unit serves key role in largest DoD exercise of its type

    Aug 1, 2012

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Nearly 9,000 Soldiers, Marines, airmen and Department of Defense civilians have descended on central Indiana for an exercise taking place July 24 to Aug. 13 to test DoD's ability to respond effectively to a catastrophic nuclear disaster in the homeland.

  • Old Guard Soldiers experience combat-like stressors at Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 9, 2012

    This year's Military District of Washington Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 24-27, tested competitors' abilities to adapt and overcome as well as their mental and physical fortitude. Three Old Guard Soldiers accepted the challenge.

  • Spotlight on schools at Fort Benning's third virtual town hall

    Aug 1, 2012

    As students prepare for their return to the classroom, Fort Benning is giving parents a forum to discuss concerns and get answers. The installation's third virtual town hall through Facebook is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. Garrison Commander Col. Jeffrey Fletcher and nearly 70 representatives will gather inside the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters to field questions from hundreds of Families via Facebook during the 90-minute event.

  • Civilian of the Year at Fort Drum praised for dedication to family readiness

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A woman whose heart beats for the health and welfare of Soldiers and their Family Members received a huge, emotional surprise last week during a civilian luncheon on post.

  • Fort Drum garrison welcomes new leader

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members, civilians and community leaders welcomed a new senior leader during the Fort Drum garrison change of command ceremony Friday at Sexton Field. Col. Noel T. Nicolle relinquished command to Col. Gary A. Rosenberg.

  • Post Traumatic Stress

    Aug 1, 2012

    Post Traumatic Stress Part 3- As we continue our series on post traumatic stress, we attempt to unravel this affliction that some soldiers live with. Now we bring you a different perspective on this burden and what can be done to set those affected on the right path to healing.

  • Suicide Prevention

    Aug 1, 2012

    Suicide is a serious issue in today's army, so the command structure is taking strides to prevent these tragedies. In an effort to help stem the loss of life, Melissa Bell brings you risk factors and warning signs, so you can recognize them when you see them. With more knowledge and communication we can all help prevent suicide.

  • Soldiers complete division's historic Mountain Peak exercise

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Thousands of 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers this week are marking the conclusion of Mountain Peak -- one of the largest two-week field training exercises ever conducted at Fort Drum.

  • Division West Soldiers train their own for NATO mission

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Training is paramount with First Army Division West. Every year, the division trains and mentors thousands of Soldiers from National Guard, Reserve and active-duty units from throughout the U.S. Army. Now, Division West has the privilege of training some of its own. The 1/395th Engineer Battalion, part of Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade, recently trained members of a NATO Training Mission -- Afghanistan team.

  • Wood turning helps Soldiers heal

    Aug 1, 2012

    If you look up "wood turning" in the dictionary, you will find its meaning: taking a piece of wood and turning it into a functional object or a work of art. What the dictionary won't tell you is the activity began to blossom after World War II, according to the American Association of Woodturning, and it is helping Soldiers heal.

  • Division West leads U.S. shift to advisory role in Afghanistan with first deployments since WWII

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Deep in the tall piney woods and steamy summer heat of the Joint Readiness Training Center here, a team of First Army Division West Soldiers is preparing to make history. Ranging in rank from a staff sergeant to a full-bird colonel, and comprised of two women and seven men, the Soldiers -- all from Division West's 191st Infantry Brigade at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. -- are a Security Force Assistance Advisor Team.

  • Post leaders renew Army Family Covenant

    Aug 1, 2012

  • Army Materiel Command grows mission with needs of nation

    Aug 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifty years of history for the Army Materiel Command can be summed up with one descriptive word -- provider. On Aug. 1, 1962, when AMC became a full-fledged member of the Army team, its first commander, Lt. Gen. Frank Besson, said in a letter to its employees that the new organization is the first "single integrated organization specifically conceived and designed to provide the Army's weapons and equipment."

  • Demobilization Process prepares National Guard Soldiers to transition back to civilian lives

    Aug 1, 2012

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Before heading home after an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait more than 2,800 Ohio and Michigan National Guard Soldiers, must successfully tackle one more mission: demobilization. Beginning at the end of July, Soldiers assigned to the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team began flowing through Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss. While at Camp Shelby, they will address and resolve any medical, behavioral health, administrative and financial issues.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 2, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • 2011 Auditor General Award

    Aug 2, 2012

  • USAAA Employee Recognized

    Aug 16, 2012

    2012 DoD "Spirit of Service" Recognition

  • Bragg Quartermaster Soldiers keep the water flowing for thirsty service members, role-players at Vib

    Aug 1, 2012

    Quartermaster Soldiers out of Fort Bragg, N.C., produced, stored, transported and distributed potable water for displaced civilians and service members here during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Soldiers of the 127th QM Company, 352nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 77th Sustainment Brigade, worked with other Joint Task Force - Civil Support units to demonstrate their ability to support local, state and federal authorities.

  • Soldier captures second gold medal

    Aug 1, 2012

    LONDON -- In the early hours Tuesday, Vincent Hancock of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made Olympic history and put the U.S. over the top, temporarily, of China by winning his second gold medal in men's skeet at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

  • Two soldiers memorialized with Army Reserve

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    The Army Reserve opened its newest facilities in the remote town of Yakima, Wash., July 29. Located in the heart of apple country, and where 75 percent of hops are grown in the nation, the newly built buildings on the Yakima Training Center both have similar rustic brick finishes topped with red roofs. They house more than 400 soldiers from both the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. For Victoria Johnson and Loren Clevenger these are more than just buildings, they are reminders of loved ones that they lost in Iraq.

  • Spotlight on...Travis Petty

    Aug 1, 2012

    Learn more about Travis Petty, Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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