Archive: Aug 2012

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  • Dyson shatters 'brass ceiling' in Army Finance Corps

    Aug 29, 2012

    The first female finance officer to achieve the rank of major general has just been promoted, 92 years since the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution tore down the last formal barrier to women's enfranchisement.

  • John Savelli: Doing things BY-THE-BOOK

    Aug 28, 2012

    REDSTONE ARESNAL, Ala. -- On the front of his business card it reads, "BY-THE-BOOK," referencing the motto that has stood for the Aviation office of Army Materiel Command since the mid 1980s. A motto he created.

  • MEDEVAC crews fit into tight spaces

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers are great at what they do, but they don't always make it through the mission without injury or Mother Nature getting in their way. To aid their injured battle buddies, the Medevac aviation crews with the Company C "Eagle Dustoff," 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, attached to Task Force Wings, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare for those unfortunate circumstances by combat hoist training operations.

  • Warriors wed while deployed to Afghanistan

    Aug 29, 2012

    Weddings are generally associated with spring and summer, champagne and cake. They are new beginnings and grand celebrations with family and friends, not camouflage uniforms, mortar rounds and danger of hostile fire.

  • The Immortal Mile: Alpha Company marathon for PT...Just for fun

    Aug 28, 2012

    It was just physical training as usual for Alpha Company (Immortals), 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, who hosted their first Immortal Mile August 17, which was a full-length marathon course running 26.2 miles around Fort Drum.

  • Week of the Eagles 2012 - Wrap Up

    Aug 28, 2012

    Week of the Eagles 2012 wrap up.

  • AUSA salutes field artillery battalion

    Aug 28, 2012

    Allons Soldiers and Family Members from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division received a salute from the Association of the United States Army Northern New York and Fort Drum Chapter Aug. 17 during a ceremony at Division Hill on Fort Drum. The Salute a Unit program recognized several Soldiers and Family Readiness Group leaders and volunteers for their outstanding contributions to their units, Families and the community.

  • 'Breaking the Cycle' from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 28, 2012

    I just passed my one-year anniversary here at the USACR/Safety Center, and while I thought I knew a little about safety before, I feel I can finally speak with some authority on the subject! It's been a busy 12 months, and one of the things that's become obvious to me during my various travels is just how many Soldiers we have in home station now. With combat operations in Iraq over and the drawdown continuing in Afghanistan, our installations have come alive with the sounds of early morning cadences and Families enjoying time together. It's great to have our Soldiers home, but we should also be aware that they now face more off-duty risk than perhaps ever before.

  • 1AD Receives Updated Machine Gun

    Nov 30, -0001

    1AD exchanges their older M2 .50cal machine guns for new M2A1 machine guns. The new weapon systems have fixed "headspace and timing," allowing for faster barrel changes, as well as making the weapon safer. Package includes an sound bite from Spc. Don Lamendola, Woodbury, Tennessee and Maj. Ken Bernier, Asst. Product Manager, Garland, Maine. This is the first fielding of the upgraded weapon in the army. Available in high definition.

  • USACE People: Building strong through mentoring

    Sep 6, 2012

    Brian Trzaska, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District civil engineer for special projects, is teaching, training, coaching, counseling and transferring knowledge to Marcelo Maier, a fellow district civil engineer and Trzaska's mentee. A year ago, Maier rotated into the Engineering and Construction Branch as part of the Department of the Army intern program and was assigned his first humanitarian assistance project. Maier's arrival transformed a one-man operation into a two-man team.

  • Safety Office: Yes you can, and here's how you do it safely

    Aug 28, 2012

    Col. John Shanklin, military deputy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), provided opening remarks at the annual safety stand down meeting that was held at Aberdeen Proving Ground in July. He reminded everyone in attendance that they are all safety officers, and that they should be vigilant for one another's safety and well being.

  • "Iron" strong USACE employees

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Logistics Management employees Dale Free and Heath Drako recently competed in Ironman Germany triathlons. The Ironman, organized by the World Triathlon Corporation, is a premier long-distance sports competition of swimming, biking, and running for athletes in peak physical condition. Free completed the half-Ironman on August 12 in Wiesbaden and Drako completed a full Ironman in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Wounded Warriors attend London Paralympics

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Olympic games may be over, but there is still a group of international athletes competing for gold in London and a select group of Soldiers are on hand to see the competition.

  • Fuel for the Fight

    Aug 28, 2012

    501st SBDE conducts Joint Training Exercise with 2ID, Air Force and KSC

  • Sponsors: Gatekeepers to the community

    Aug 28, 2012

    When Pfc. Aubrey Schye, a 5th Military Police Battalion Soldier got back from a six-mile road march, she walked right into a mandatory Army Community Service class on sponsorship responsibilities.

  • September Army-wide stand down to support suicide prevention

    Mar 12, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III ordered an Army-wide suicide "stand down," scheduled for Sept. 27, 2012, as a way to empower leadership to prevent further loss of life due to suicide.

  • 101st Airborne Division female Soldiers first to test prototype body armor

    Aug 28, 2012

    While advances in female Army Combat Uniforms are already available, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) first suggested changes be made to Improved Outer Tactical Vests for women in 2009.

  • Apache pilot breaks bonds of earth

    Aug 28, 2012

    Although Chief Warrant Officer 2 Laura Tanski only officially slipped the bonds of earth as an Army aviator two years ago, the young woman from Michigan has been living in the clouds for most of her life.

  • Command dedicates videoteleconference rooms to former commanding general

    Aug 28, 2012

    Retired Lt. Gen. Jack Costello honored with room dedication

  • Natick lets sun shine in warehouse with solar light pipe system

    Aug 28, 2012

    Consider it the difference between night and day. At least that's the way environmental engineer Rich Valcourt looks at the new solar light pipe system that was installed recently in a warehouse at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • 8th HRSC ensures mail is delivered on time, safely

    Aug 29, 2012

    KUWAIT -- Even with ever-growing technology and the capability to have a face--to-face conversation with someone over a computer or a cell phone, a big morale booster to deployed Soldiers is still getting mail. The 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, or HRSC, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, currently deployed, here, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, ensures that Army Post Offices, or APOs, in the Central Command's area of responsibility, comply with U.S. Postal Service and Military Postal Service Agency policies.

  • Camp Mobile logistics unit gets new commander

    Aug 27, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A logistics unit whose technicians play a key role in helping combat units keep their sophisticated combat systems in fighting order has a new commander following a ceremony at Camp Casey Aug. 17.

  • Town Hall preps parents, students for school

    Aug 27, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Improving reading and math skills are two vital goals the Casey Elementary School will pursue during the coming school year, its principal told Area I parents and students during a Back to School Town Hall Aug. 17.

  • National Guard activated for Tropical Storm Isaac

    Aug 27, 2012

    5,500 National Guardsmen are being mobilized in Louisiana and Mississippi in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

  • National Guard preps for Isaac

    Aug 27, 2012

    As the Gulf Coast prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac to make landfall, Louisiana National Guard members head to the area to help civilian authorities.

  • The ultimate sacrifice

    Aug 27, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Spencer, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, speaks as part of the 'Tribute to Our Fallen," Aug. 24 held at the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery in Iowa. The evening event served as the opening ceremony for the ninth annual three-day event held to honor area service members, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and Medal of Honor recipients of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and security.

  • Bolander takes command of 'most experienced workforce'

    Aug 29, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot welcomed its 33rd commander Aug. 16 in a change of command ceremony held in the installation's industrial area. During the ceremony, presided over by Maj. Gen. Michael Terry, commanding general of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, the depot's colors passed from Col. Timothy Sullivan to Col. Brent Bolander.

  • National Guard units in Southeast on alert for Isaac's impact

    Aug 28, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard elements throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Chambersburg Native and LEAD employee presented Purple Heart from Gen. Dennis L. Via

    Aug 27, 2012

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- Chambersburg native, retired Sgt. 1st Class John W. Norman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2D Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at Letterkenny Army Depot on Aug. 27.

  • August 24, 2012 -- CSA Remarks at World Affairs Council of Northern California (As Delivered)

    Aug 27, 2012

  • 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) redeploys after year in Afghanistan

    Aug 27, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD -- It was all smiles and shouts of joy throughout the crowd as Soldiers of the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance) marched into the building here at Wheeler Gulch Aug. 14. The company, part of 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, redeployed to Schofield Barracks after a successful one-year tour in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Darman Place, commander of 65th Eng. Bn., expressed his gratitude for their service. "Having the 95th Route Clearance 'Wolfpack' home is, simply put, an answered prayer and marks the first time the 65th Engineer Battalion has been whole in over three years," Place said. "The Soldiers of the Wolfpack, each and every one of them, are American heroes and deserve this heroes' welcome."

  • Division West NCO reaches for mantle of minister

    Aug 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Tracy Lostaunau is no stranger to a life of service. He is a mobilized Army Reserve Soldier who currently works as a chaplain's assistant and logistics and administrative NCO with First Army Division West's chaplain's section.

  • Reserve Soldiers from Puerto Rico continue legacy of service in Korea

    Aug 28, 2012

    In August 1950, Soldiers from the 65th Infantry Regiment, the only Hispanic segregated unit in the U.S. military history, departed from Puerto Rico to participate in the Korean War, where they played a critical role during the hostilities, by participating in nine major campaigns through the peninsula, being one of the first troops to meet the enemy.

  • TACOM LCMC Portal Migration to SharePoint 2010

    Aug 27, 2012

  • Small SDDC branch provides big cost-savings for DOD

    Aug 27, 2012

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Special Requirements Branch is a one-stop shop for finding the right rate and transportation mode for Department of Defense shippers who need to move specialized and large volume cargo domestically.

  • Wings and a prayer: 4-101 Ministry team lifts spiritual confidence

    Aug 27, 2012

    During the Task Force Wings Joint Operations Aviation Exercise Aug. 19-29, many Soldiers were able to practice their faith, and to help them spiritually during this training were the chaplain and the chaplain's assistant. "That's what I am here for, to provide religious services for the Soldiers," said Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Raburn, the chaplain for Task Force Wings. "I go out and visit with all of the Soldiers to ensure their religious needs are met. We fly out to the Soldiers who are at a different locations, so they can have a religious service as well."

  • Colombia CGSC students visit Army South

    Aug 28, 2012

    U.S. Army South hosted students from Colombia's Command and General Staff College, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 21, 2012, in an effort to maintain a strong regional partnership.

  • Special Troops Battalion celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Jan 24, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - There is no mistake that all soldiers, male or female, sacrifice a great deal in order to serve their country. Paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division especially are required to get down and dirty and devote long hours in field environments to go above standards. U.S. Army soldiers are generally viewed as males who leave their families to make necessary sacrifices for their country. What about the women who serve? Society often asks, "Why would women want to serve? Why would they want to leave their children and travel into dangerous areas of the globe and fight?" Their hard work and dedication often goes unnoticed.

  • Excellence in safety starts with LEAD

    Aug 27, 2012

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognized Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification for exemplary achievement in employee safety and health on Aug. 14.

  • Army fire departments best in DOD

    Aug 28, 2012

    The Department of Defense's Best Large and Small Fire Departments of the Year awards have been won by Fort Benning, Ga., and Fort Meade, Md., respectively.

  • SDDC advances quality assurance checks and balances

    Aug 27, 2012

    With budgetary uncertainty looming over the horizon, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Quality Assurance Branch, part of the Strategic Business Directorate, is focusing efforts now to advance their processes and gain efficiencies.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Commander's Message for Labor Day

    Sep 12, 2012

    For 130 years, our Nation has celebrated Labor Day, the "workingmen's holiday" as it was referred to in the 1800s. Labor Day celebrates the social and economic achievements of great American workers, like you, whose initiative, drive, and determination made our Nation what it is today and prepares our Nation for the future.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $2.6 million contract to dredge Matagorda and Freeport Channel

    Aug 31, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 27, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc., in the amount of $2,635,000 for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel Entrance Channel and Freeport Harbor Entrance Channel.

  • 16-year-old founds service program in honor of fallen service members

    Aug 27, 2012

    NEW YORK CITY - A recent high school graduate dons combat boots dedicated to a Soldier who died Nov. 27, 2007, in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq.

  • West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

    Aug 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development.

  • McHugh meets with leaders during visit to Korea

    Aug 27, 2012

    During his recent visit to Korea, the Secretary of the Army toured the newly built quarters for unaccompanied senior Soldiers and family quarters at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, and he met with the senior officers and noncommissioned officers in on the peninsula.

  • U.S. Army Issues NIE 13.2 Sources Sought Notice for Operational Energy

    Aug 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army, through the System of Systems Integration (SoSI) Directorate, announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to support the Operational Energy capability gap and to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.2 event, scheduled to take place in May 2013 at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), N.M.

  • Wolfhounds follow sister battalion to South Korea

    Aug 27, 2012

    The 1-27th Wolfhound Infantry Battalion from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, came to Korea hoping to replicate some of the training their sister battalion, 1-21st Gimlets Infantry Battalion experienced earlier this year during Operation Foal Eagle.

  • If you build it…

    Aug 26, 2012

    TRANSWARRIOR is a pilot program of the 1394th TB and the DSC, of Birmingham, Ala., the command headquarters of the 1394th TB. Col. Ronald Lane, Commander, 1394th TB, and his staff saw a need in 2011 to develop a mission that would train their Soldiers in the critical facets of their military occupational specialties (MOS), mainly the 88 and 90 series. In coordinating the overall function of a command, the DSC developed several scenarios to train brigade and battalion staffs interacting with themselves and an ad hoc DSC staff developed for this exercise.

  • 1-61 Cav and 159th CAB conduct Air Ground Integration training

    Aug 29, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team and 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division conduct Air Ground Integration training. August 22, 23, and 24, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky. Available in High Definition.

  • The Army and Coast Guard makes our Soldiers HAZMAT ready

    Aug 31, 2012

    The students sit in a slightly warm building listening to the motivated instructor discuss numerous aspects of how a transportation specialist must be aware of different signs and characteristics of hazardous materials (HAZMAT), on a hot 22nd day of August 2012. HAZMAT is one phase of the training during the first TRANSWARRIOR exercise held during late August 2012. This part of the training occurred on Forward Operating Base (FOB) 8J, at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif.

  • Let the training begin

    Aug 26, 2012

    More than 250 Soldiers from the 1394th Transportation Brigade, Camp Pendleton, Calif., with the assistance from the Deployment Support Command, the 75th Training Division, and the U.S. Coast Guard conducted the first TRANSWARRIOR exercise held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. August 17 -- 31, 2012.

  • Summer concert series finale moved to McGill Training Center

    Aug 25, 2012

    Planners for the Summer Concert Series announced this afternoon changes to the final concert scheduled for tonight due to forecasted inclement weather.

  • Summer Concert Series finale moved to McGill Training Center

    Aug 25, 2012

    Planners for the Summer Concert Series announced changes to the final concert scheduled for today due to forecasted inclement weather.

  • Human resource company trains on battlefield tactics

    Aug 30, 2012

    The 22nd HR Co. and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, traveled to Yakima Training Center, Wash., for a field training exercise, Aug. 21-27. The Soldiers from 22nd HR trained for and completed a convoy live-fire exercise while HHC provided the logistical support for the exercise allowing for practice and training for both units.

  • Fort Hood, 4th Sust. Bde. celebrates Women's Equality

    Aug 28, 2012

    "The product of profound struggle and fierce hope, the 19th Amendment reaffirmed what we have always known: that America is a place where anything is possible and where each of us is entitled to the full pursuit of our own happiness. We also know that the defiant, can-do spirit that moved millions to seek suffrage is what runs through the veins of American history. It remains the wellspring of all our progress."

  • Army divers begin careers at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 27, 2012

    Three Soldiers will graduate from the 12D Army Diver Phase I course, Aug. 31, 2012, and then they will continue training in Panama City, Fla., at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, where they will become part of a small and elite group of Soldiers -- U.S. Army Deep Sea Divers.

  • Tripler, DOE, Queens collaboration enables more behavioral health services for children

    Aug 24, 2012

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Wahiawa Elementary School hosted a dedication ceremony of its new school-based behavioral health building, Aug. 22, here.

  • RRAD wins 2012 Workers' Compensation Award

    Aug 24, 2012

    Red River's vigilance to help injured employees has claimed another award for the depot as the recipient of the 2012 Theodore Roosevelt Workers' Compensation and Disability Management Award. The depot also previously won the award in 2007.

  • Virtual reality therapy may help PTSD patients recover

    Aug 24, 2012

    A study to see if the use of virtual reality therapy can help service members struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder is underway here at Womack Army Medical Center by Defense Department and Department of Health and Human Services professionals.

  • New solar array does heavy lifting at Presidio fitness center

    Aug 27, 2012

    Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.

  • AMCOM envisions change for efficiencies

    Aug 24, 2012

    Commander shares thoughts during town hall meeting

  • Wearing the uniform together as Soldiers

    Aug 24, 2012

    They didn't meet wearing the uniform.

  • Energy IQ tested with IPC contest

    Aug 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Generating awareness about energy conservation is one way Island Palm Communities, or IPC, can help U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii reduce energy consumption among families living on post.

  • Facebook Town Hall is Wednesday at 6:30 pm

    Aug 24, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Soldiers, families and civilians can get answers directly from the people who oversee on-post services and programs during U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's quarterly Facebook Town Hall.

  • MCTP prepares USARPAC during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012

    Aug 27, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- As Operations Group A's main body of the Mission Command Training Program arrived at the Honolulu Airport last week, their advance party was already on site here at U.S. Army Pacific Command and in the central area of the Republic of Korea, laying the groundwork for their roles as Observer, Coach/Trainers in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2012, a key exercise designed to strengthen the readiness of ROK and U.S. forces.

  • PT units receive neighborhood policy reminder

    Aug 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- An updated U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Physical Training policy memo issued July 31 provides unit leaders information about authorized running routes and outlines pedestrian rights throughout USAG-HI installations.

  • Free concert 'reality' at Fort Sill

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Although it was part of the Virtual Reality Tour, Brad Paisley showed up in real life to rock the Polo Field Aug. 15. Paisley put on the free concert to show his appreciation for service members' sacrifice.

  • New HHD commander takes on complex mission

    Aug 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii personnel welcomed Capt. Parris Watson, incoming commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, USAG-HI, in a change of command ceremony at Watts Field, here, Aug. 16.

  • Old CACs must be replaced by Sept. 30

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Any person who has a 64K or 72K common access card must make an appointment at their servicing ID card facility and replace their card.

  • SWO: Forecasts factor in mission execution

    Aug 27, 2012

    Three staff weather officers provide Task Force Wings with weather predictions during a Joint Operations Aviation Exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 20-29. The SWO team monitors the weather in the task force's tactical operations center to keep pilots and their crews updated on the latest weather forecasts and apprised of changes in conditions while they are on mission.

  • Drive nets bonanza for Lawton Food Bank

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers stationed throughout the world are expected to live by the seven Army Values. Soldiers from the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade introduced the Lawton, community to the selfless service value by donating a pickup truck full of canned goods to the Lawton Food Bank Aug. 11.

  • Trinkle assumes command of Andrew Rader Clinic

    Aug 24, 2012

    Lt. Col. Laura R. Trinkle assumed command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic from Interim Commander Lt. Col. Stacy U. Weina during an Aug. 21 ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Club.

  • Army Rocks Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Volunteers of The United States Army Field Band performed two concerts at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota Aug. 4-5.

  • Army recruiting criminal investigators

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is seeking qualified applicants to become highly-trained criminal investigators.

  • Army seeks 'operational energy' solutions for NIE 13.2

    Aug 27, 2012

    The Army, through the System of Systems Integration Directorate, announced Aug. 24, 2012, that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to support the Army's "operational energy" capability gap and to participate in the next Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier witnesses daughter's birth on Skype

    Aug 27, 2012

    Thanks to technology, military families who are separated by thousands of miles, vast countries and even wars can be brought together in an instant with just the push of a button. For Jordyn Pritchard, a family member and new mom, taking advantage of that technology meant the difference between her deployed husband, Spc. Branden Pritchard being a part of the birth of the couples first child and missing out completely.

  • Soldiers learn total fitness

    Aug 27, 2012

    Soldiers from the 75th Fires Brigade and various units assigned to Fort Sill, Okla., attended the Commander's Total Fitness Course, Aug. 6-10, 2012, at the digital training facility here.

  • Fort Bragg teens play Soldiers for a day

    Aug 27, 2012

    The secret world of the Fort Bragg Soldier was revealed Aug. 14, 2012, as more 30 teens ranging from 12 to 18 years old took part in the fifth annual Teen Soldier For a Day event, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Mansker assumes responsibility

    Aug 24, 2012

    The United States Army Security Assistance Command welcomed its first ever Command Sergeant Major during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony Aug. 24 on the parade field outside USASAC headquarters.

  • Jump-FARP fuels monumental outcome

    Aug 27, 2012

    The Forward Support Company, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, for the newly formed Task Force Wings element provides responsive, manifold logistic support to the task force. The support does not stop at providing the companies with drinkable water, equipment movement, or drivers for convoys; they provide fuel and lots of it.

  • 4-3 ADA excels at SPEAR evaluation

    Aug 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Soldiers prepare for an upcoming deployment, the unit is doing everything it can to prepare its Soldiers for the task ahead.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club seeking a few good leaders

    Aug 27, 2012

    The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is a private U.S. Army organization for NCOs only, according to the official website. Those NCOs whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition may possibly earn the reward of membership.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Airborne Day

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Airborne and Special Operations Museum celebrated Airborne Day on Aug. 18.

  • Womens Equality Day: U.S. Army pays tribute to women, Soldiers and civilians

    Jan 24, 2013

    August 26 of each year is designated as Women's Equality Day in the United States.

  • The Alaska Post spotlight is on Krista Greenleaf

    Aug 27, 2012

    Greenleaf serves the Soldier with a true understanding of the mission, as she herself was on active duty (a military police officer) and is now a captain in the Army reserves. She chose this particular career field in the Army because she thought it would be a good starting place for pursuing a job with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

  • Army Contracting Command recruiting 150 recent college grads

    Aug 24, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Recent college graduates looking for a career in Army contracting should keep their eyes on Armyhire.com for a series of rapid-fire job announcements, according to Army Contracting Command's human capital director.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history August 26, 2012

    Aug 24, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - General Pershing Creates Assistant Chief of Staff, G2

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief meets with Soldiers, Families

    Aug 27, 2012

    Holly Petraeus, executive director for the United States Government Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of Service member Affairs visits the Last Frontier Community Activity Center on Fort Wainwright, Alaska Aug. 21, to participate in a town hall meeting with Soldiers and Family members to discuss challenges in military life.

  • DoD officials monitor West Nile virus increase in mosquitoes

    Aug 24, 2012

    Mosquitos mean West Nile virus

  • TF Wings tests deployment readiness plan

    Aug 27, 2012

    Soldiers of the Task Force Wings (4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) spent four days, Aug. 21-24, rehearsing their quick-response deployment readiness capabilities. The brigade exercised all facets of preparing an aviation task force, including its supporting elements, to deploy on short or no notice, from initial notification to loading the aircraft with personnel, gear and equipment. "In the event we get a prepare-to-deploy order, we have to be capable of getting ourselves out the door with short notice and internal assets, meaning the majority of our support is coming out of our brigade," said Maj. Kareem J. Toomer, the brigade's support operations officer.

  • Base organization day a 'totally awesome' time

    Aug 24, 2012

    More than 200 people came out to this year's Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall organizational day Aug. 17.

  • Local children look to chaplain for answers

    Aug 24, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Not one to turn down an invite, Army Contracting Command's Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles "Chip" Fields found himself fielding questions from a very inquisitive group of local children at the Grace United Methodist Church Sunday School here.

  • CG unveils ACC-Warren's new flag, recognizes workforce

    Aug 24, 2012

    WARREN, Mich. -- Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, visited Army Contracting Command- Warren July 20 to unveil and present its new unit flag, meet with its leadership and host a town hall.

  • Crew chiefs learn to train future generations through MTT

    Aug 27, 2012

    For nearly five weeks, 10 crew chiefs with 4th and 7th battalions, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, have been studying standards and immersed in instruction as they take the Aircraft Crewmember Standard Instruction course. The objective of the course is to qualify the crewmembers to be flight instructors, meaning they will have all the tools they need to be a certified flight instructor. Soon, the crew chiefs who graduate from the course will be able to train and evaluate future crew chiefs. This means they will be even more proficient in tasks such as aircraft systems, malfunction analysis, aviation medicine and other aviation safety subjects.

  • Trinkle assumes command of Andrew Rader Health Clinic

    Aug 24, 2012

    Lt. Col. Laura R. Trinkle assumed command of Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic -

  • Joint Munitions Command Aide wins Combatives Competition at Fort Hood

    Aug 24, 2012

  • Tropical Storm Isaac sets sights on gulf shore -- impact on Fort Rucker expected

    Aug 28, 2012

    (Editor's note: This is an update and localization of an article originally appearing on www.army.mil in June. It contains useful information as Tropical Storm Isaac apparently has its sights set on the gulf shore early next week.)

  • USAJobs class preps federal job hunters

    Aug 24, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- USAJobs, the database that pools applicants for government jobs, underwent a renaissance in October 2011. Whereas before, the online application process was barebones and relatively straightforward, the newer version is an exercise in meticulousness, verbosity and patience.

  • Celebrating Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 24, 2012

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