Archive: Aug 2012

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  • New training prepares Soldiers for civilian life

    Aug 27, 2012

    Thanks to recent legislation the Transition Assistance Program received an intensive overhaul.

  • Grafenwoehr welcomes 172nd Soldiers home

    Aug 24, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- With much formality, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr marked the official return of the 172nd Infantry "Blackhawk" Brigade from Afghanistan in an uncasing and remembrance ceremony, Aug. 9. The uncasing, a ritual revealing a brigade's flags to mark its return from deployment, was bittersweet as family members, civilians and fellow Soldiers paid their respects to the fallen, the injured and the redeployed.

  • Whitmer takes command of USARIEM

    Aug 24, 2012

    On a sunny day 777 days ago, Maj. Gen. James Gilman, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, took the unit colors from Col. Kevin Keenan and presented them to Col. Gaston Bathalon as the 17th commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Today, Gilman took the unit colors from Bathalon and handed command to Col. Deborah Whitmer as the 18th USARIEM Commander.

  • Volleyball players converge in Vilseck for professional instruction

    Aug 24, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- High school volleyball players from DODDS-Europe and other international schools gathered here to reap the rewards of world-class coaching at the Asia Continental Europe Volleyball Camp, Aug. 12-17.

  • A second-hand look at Prague

    Aug 24, 2012

    Trolling thrift stores on the back streets of Prague offers a work-a-day look at the city.

  • Soldiers seek adventure with redeployment program

    Aug 24, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The early morning sun glistened off a series of man-made lakes south of the Grafenwoehr Post, Aug. 20, reflecting the stern looks on the faces of 24 Soldiers. The Soldiers, fresh off a 12-month deployment, stood tall, muscles tense, fearlessly awaiting their morning task. That was until a meek voice whispered from the crowd, "Uh, you have floaties, right?"

  • CG unfurls new ACC-APG colors

    Aug 24, 2012

    Members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., gathered Aug. 6 to witness the official uncasing of the organizational colors during a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general and Steven R. Bryant, ACC-APG deputy director.

  • Kimbrough announces mass influenza vaccination dates

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated against the flu each year.

  • Three-event APFT retained pending baseline Soldier physical readiness study

    Aug 27, 2012

    The Army will retain the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, pending a study to determine the best method to measure baseline Soldier physical readiness.

  • New Wellness Center supports resiliency, holistic practices

    Aug 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels recently unveiled a new facility designed to provide the tools and the training to increase resiliency in both the Soldier and the community.

  • Saucedo honored with building dedication

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Hohenfels Military Community gathered recently to witness the renaming and dedication of Building 10 in honor of a former Hohenfels garrison deputy commander who left an indelible impression on the community and everyone who knew him.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month highlighted by training, education

    Aug 24, 2012

    The Department of the Army has declared August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month to increase awareness and vigilance in protecting Army communities from acts of terrorism.

  • New conference center to host meetings, events

    Aug 24, 2012

    The former golf course's Clubhouse here at Fort Meade is being converted into a conference center.

  • Increasing leader awareness, training aids cyber protection

    Aug 24, 2012

    An increased focus on training and leader development can help commanders at all levels better understand the threat to America posed by adversaries in the cyber domain, said the commander of Army Cyber Command during the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Land Forces East conference on Aug. 16 in Baltimore.

  • Teens complete Volunteer Leadership Challenge

    Aug 24, 2012

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein and his wife, Audrey, hosted a barbecue on Aug. 20 at the RV park here to celebrate the accomplishments of 27 teen volunteers who participated in Fort Meade's first Youth Summer Volunteer Leadership Challenge.

  • New art exhibit to feature photos of service members

    Aug 24, 2012

    Greg Schaler recently visited Fort Meade to photograph service members whose images will be part of a lasting installation art exhibition at a national cemetery.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 24, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • 412th TEC's 2012 Chain of Command Training

    Aug 29, 2012

    Orlando, Florida--"If the Army wanted you to have a family, they would have issued you one" is an old cliche. Today's Army leaders know when the soldier have strong family support, that soldier is a better soldier.

  • Fort Wainwright Family and MWR

    Aug 23, 2012

    We are dedicated to our Soliders, Families, Retirees, and Civilians.

  • 'Warriors' deploy to Leader's Field

    Aug 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and leaders of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team simulated a deployment this week as part of their training by deploying the brigade to Schofield Barracks. The command post exercise began Aug 6 and is scheduled to run until the following week. Exercises such as this test the various systems of the brigade in order to prepare for future contingency missions in the Pacific Region.

  • Ravens fly over Schofield

    Aug 24, 2012

    Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle training, Aug. 21, 2012, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 409th CSB provides contracting support across Europe

    Aug 29, 2012

    With a geographic footprint spanning across 104 countries, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade in Kaiserslautern, Germany, is the Expeditionary Contracting Command's support link on the European and African continents.

  • 409th CSB deputy joins expert panel, addresses 'Doing business in Europe'

    Aug 23, 2012

  • Gettin' their kicks

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Seattle Sounders help young JBLM soccer players have fun while working on their skills.

  • CBRN commandant bids farewell

    Aug 24, 2012

    In a ceremony on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza on Tuesday, the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School commandant relinquished command of the school to his deputy and said "farewell" to the community. Col. Phil Visser, 26th commandant of the USACBRN school, handed the Chemical Corps Regimental colors to Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter, MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, who in turn passed them on to Col. Jeffrey Brodeur, USACBRN assistant commandant, during the symbolic ceremony.

  • Push it forward: Human Resources soldiers train to process mail

    Aug 23, 2012

    Hundreds of soldiers gather for training during a New England summer day at one of Fort Devens' motor pools. The small installation is just an hour from Boston Harbor, and the humidity caused by last night's rainfall is pushing the day's peak temperatures.

  • Getting adjusted: Life in Basic Combat Training

    Aug 23, 2012

    The four privates the GUIDON is following in this series have successfully completed their first week of Basic Combat Training. "The new Charlie Comanche Soldiers are getting adjusted to life here in Basic Combat Training," said Lt. Col. Erik Anderson, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment commander. "They are off to a great start as they begin their journey to transform from civilian volunteer to a U.S. Army Soldier." The focus of this first week of BCT is learning how to look, act and walk like a Soldier.

  • Allied liaison officers provide link

    Aug 23, 2012

    Allied liaison officers are part of the force on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and represent eight different nations.

  • Spotlight on...Maj. Brenda F. Perry

    Aug 23, 2012

    Maj. Brenda F. Perry is the chief, contracting support operations with the 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Hawaii counter-IED experts conquer Khaan Quest

    Aug 24, 2012

    Four countries, including the United States, were part of the counter-improvised explosive device field training exercise for Khaan Quest, which ran from Aug. 11 to Aug. 23, 2012.

  • Getting hooked: Soldiers in transition participate in local team fishing tournament

    Aug 24, 2012

    More than 50 wounded warriors joined volunteer boat skippers from the local community, and participated in the first of its kind Freshwater Team Fishing Tournament on Lake Wilson at Wahiawa, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2012.

  • Chemist helps bolster Army's detection of emerging threats

    Aug 24, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching improved technology to detect chemical hazards to ensure the safety of Soldiers against emerging threats. Rod Fry, a chemist with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, is helping to lead the effort for RDECOM's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • More than 100 PRMC staff recognized at SKILLS ceremony

    Aug 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 staff members from across health care specialties were recognized in a ceremony at Soldiers' Pavilion, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks, Aug. 17, here.

  • Cadet Command welcomes new deputy

    Aug 23, 2012

    Col. Erik Peterson replaces Col. Peggy Combs as deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Cadet Command

  • ASC announces first winners of EEO Champion Award

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command has announced its first-ever recipients of its Equal Employment Opportunity Champion of the Year Award.

  • Resiliency program designed to help before issues develop

    Aug 23, 2012

    Everyone has heard this old wife's tale, no matter if they have given it any lingering thought or not. For Soldiers preparing for combat, that saying is worth its weight in gold, especially when it comes to mental resilience.

  • Behavioral health study aims to improve health of the force

    Aug 24, 2012

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the second phase of an ongoing behavioral health study taking place within the Third Infantry Division, Aug. 13-17, 2012, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 62nd Medical Brigade CSM reflects on 30-years of service

    Aug 23, 2012

    As a bright eyed 17-year-old, entering the Army was Eugene Jeffer's first serious occupation outside of having a paper route and picking produce for a local farmer in Syracuse, Ohio.

  • Multinational forces participate in field training exercise in Mongolia

    Aug 23, 2012

    Khaan Quest 2012 participants are experiencing this unique opportunity during the multinational exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces. Khaan Quest 2012 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • Calif. Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

    Apr 23, 2013

    Nearly 120 Soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama undergoing emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness here.

  • Public Health Command examines air in Southwest Asia

    Aug 23, 2012

    Air, and the potential health effects from breathing it, may be the environmental health question of most interest to emerge from the last 10 years of operations in U.S. Central Command. With partners in the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, other government agencies and academic institutions, U.S. Army Public Health Command has been involved since the first Gulf War in characterizing the air in Southwest Asia.

  • Team C4ISR reaches out to students interested in STEM careers

    Aug 23, 2012

    Members of the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance team at Aberdeen Proving Ground welcomed local students to the installation in an effort to expose students to government, business and science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers fields and encourage STEM education.

  • Fort Rucker hunting regulations change

    Aug 23, 2012

    Hunting is a popular activity in this area, and with deer season around the corner, Fort Rucker hunters need to be up to date on changes that will affect them this year.

  • Signups begin in Sept. for fitness Boot Camp

    Aug 23, 2012

    Beach season is coming to an end, but that's no reason for people hang up the towel when it comes to working out.

  • Schools use technology tools to boost learning

    Aug 23, 2012

    Schools across the country are embracing digital learning, and the teachers at Fort Rucker Elementary school are using technology as a tool to support 21st century learning, expand communication and enable students to think more critically.

  • Girls Night Out event offers fun, camaraderie

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy a Girls Night Out Sept. 7 at the ballroom in The Landing. No men or children are permitted at the ladies event that features dancing, browsing and entertainment.

  • Local AAFES gets new general manager

    Aug 23, 2012

    One of Fort Rucker's newest residents is ready to make an impact on quality of life here as the exchange's new general manager.

  • Fort Rucker Cub Scouts pack seeks new members

    Aug 23, 2012

    There is no shortage of activities for boys to be involved in on Fort Rucker, from youth sports to the EDGE! program, but Cub Scouts gives them an opportunity be a part of something that will grow with them as they get older, according to the post's Pack 50 Cubmaster.

  • Auto skills center offers free safety inspections

    Aug 23, 2012

    With Labor Day fast approaching, the Fort Rucker Automotive Skills Center wants to help people stay by offering free holiday vehicle inspections.

  • Soldiers volunteer to train Civil Air Patrol cadets

    Aug 23, 2012

    Cadets of nearly every age from the Dothan and Montgomery Civil Air Patrol squadrons met Aug. 17 at Fort Rucker Range Area 16 to participate in a land navigation course with Soldiers from Fort Rucker to learn how to properly traverse the landscape.

  • Unauthorized handicap parking use rising

    Aug 23, 2012

    While handicap parking spaces on post are by design appealing places to park, the people of Fort Rucker are reminded that the spaces are only for the use of those with legitimate handicaps.

  • Post remembers Aviator

    Aug 23, 2012

    Soldiers, friends and Family members came together at the Main Post Chapel Aug. 17 to pay respect to and honor a fallen Aviator.

  • Workforce Recruitment Program Summer Hire Finds Success with USACE

    Aug 23, 2012

    Pierce Hamilton, who attends the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, is the district's first summer hire under the Workforce Recruitment Program, sponsored by the Departments of Defense and Labor. DOD's goal is to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in the workforce.

  • Lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty without Twin Rivers

    Aug 23, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 23, 2012) -- The lower Mississippi River would be four feet less mighty today if not for the water storage reservoirs along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries that provide a stream of water management benefits.

  • All Americans: 15 gain U.S. citizenship in Fort Carson ceremony

    Aug 23, 2012

    "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance to any prince, potentate, state or sovereignty ..." Right hand raised and beaming with pride, 15 new citizens took the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the Fort Carson Freedom Performing Arts Center, Aug. 16.

  • USACE celebrates Prompton Dam project

    Aug 23, 2012

    WAYNE COUNTY, PA -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District celebrated improvements at Prompton Dam with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of a recently completed project Aug. 22. Jo-Ellen Darcy, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, attended the event and said the project will benefit local communities.

  • Fort Carson Soldiers win EOD team of year competition

    Aug 24, 2012

    A three-man explosive ordnance disposal team from Fort Carson, Colo., emerged victorious in the EOD Team of the Year competition held Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Yolanda Adams leads gospel music concert

    Aug 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Grammy and Dove Award winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams sang to a sold out audience during "An Afternoon of Musical Praise," a gospel music concert held at the Post Theater Aug. 18. The event, which was hosted by the Ames United Methodist Church from Bel Air, Md., paid tribute to local wounded warriors.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to town

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show visited Sierra Vista this week, performing three times for a crowded auditorium.

  • Only ONE Twilight Tattoo left to see in 2012!

    Aug 27, 2012

    Hundreds of local and international visitors to the National Capital Region watched the time honored military tradition of a "Twilight Tattoo" this week at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Arlington Va.

  • Fort to conduct installation protection exercise

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca will conduct its annual installation protection exercise Apache Warrior 12 on Tuesday and Wednesday. AW 12 is a full-scale exercise that tests real response actions by emergency first responders.

  • UXOs are potential hidden hazard

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Army safety officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordinance and about off-limits areas on their installation.

  • FH alcohol offenses on decline

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Heading into the fourth quarter, the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, staff has been reviewing the high risk behavior data for the current year. Currently there has been a steady decline over each quarter with detection of alcohol offenses amongst Soldiers. For the first through third quarter there have been 24, 19, and 16 offenses reported to the Fort Huachuca ASAP respectively. This decline, over the first nine months of the fiscal year, is due to a collection of factors working together. It is the culmination of the service providers and the community members working to deglamorize alcohol abuse. ASAP officials here want to call on the community, and the agencies that support it, to keep up the good work. A decline in alcohol abuse will impact several other high risk behaviors.

  • Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center supports military families during back-to-school season

    Aug 23, 2012

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) held its fifth annual Back-to-School drive hand-off ceremony in its Berger Auditorium Aug. 20.

  • Picerne new home, neighborhood center construction continues

    Aug 23, 2012

  • Karaoke machine new at Patriot Club

    Aug 23, 2012

  • With force reductions, Army is looking at Soldier professionalism

    Aug 24, 2012

    During a recent visit to Fort Gordon, Ga., Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told Soldiers that with force reductions coming, the Army will be eying those who best exemplify the qualities of a professional Soldier.

  • Fort McCoy Fire Department gains international accreditation

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Fire Department received international fire accreditation during an August conference in Colorado. Adam Ballard, Fort McCoy Fire Department accreditation manager, said the department's accreditation ended an approximately two-and-one-half year process. The installation became the fourth Army fire department to obtain the honor, with the others being Rock Island, Ill., Fort Lee, Va., and Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Labor Day Message

    Aug 23, 2012

    With nearly 1.5 million Soldiers (Active/Reserve/Guard) and Civilians in the workforce, our Army is one of the largest employers in the United States and the world. This Labor Day, we honor you for not only defending the American workplace, but for being such a vital and vibrant part of it. Thank you

  • Patriot Spouses Club sign-up set for Aug. 29

    Aug 23, 2012

  • Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services, local law-enforcement agencies collaborate

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Senior police leadership personnel from Fort McCoy met with agency counterparts from the surrounding communities at the installation Aug. 13 to further develop collaborative efforts to support each other's missions and training needs. Each of the participating departments takes a turn hosting the quarterly meeting.

  • Civilian leadership training revamped

    Aug 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- With Armywide budget cuts, Col. Paul Hossenlopp, Fort Sill Garrison commander is focused not only on Soldiers, but on the civilian workforce. "My number one priority has always been to keep everyone employed. My number two priority is to offer you opportunities to develop," said Hossenlopp.

  • 15W UAS operators learn ground, flight skills on FH

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Typically, Fort Huachuca enjoys more than 300 days a year of favorable unmanned aircraft systems flying weather due to the sunshine in its arid desert location. On top of that, there is available airspace and infrastructure at the airfield at the Black Tower training facility available to support UAS operations. Due to this, Soldiers entering into the military occupational specialty 15W, unmanned aircraft systems operators, learn their craft on the installation. This includes both on-the-ground and flight training.

  • Teachers become 'students' of Army

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (23 Aug. 2012) -- The Great Lakes Army Recruiting Battalion in Lansing, Mich., sponsored a visit to help educators, counselors and business professionals better inform the populations they work with about the military, Army and Fort Sil.

  • 17 Central Valley levee systems lose eligibility for federal rehab assistance

    Aug 23, 2012

    A total of 17 levee systems in or near Sacramento, Stockton, Chester, and Knights Landing and Gustine are now ineligible for federal rehabilitation assistance after a temporary agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of California extending eligibility for deficient levees expired in June.

  • AOG welcomes new leader, says goodbye to Sanborn

    Aug 23, 2012

    Col. William D. McGarrity assumed command of the U.S. Army Air Operations Group from Col. Scott E. Sanborn during a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 16.

  • Fort Sill celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Jan 24, 2013

    Fort Sill, Okla., celebrated Women's Equality Day with a luncheon and speaker Aug. 16, 2012.

  • Top enlisted NCO tours post, speaks with Soldiers, family members

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Sergeant Major of the Army visited Fort Gordon this week to tour the facility and speak to Soldiers and their families. It was his second visit in as many months.

  • Fast Facts on West Nile virus

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- West Nile virus is spread when people are bitten by infected culex mosquitoes, which become infected after biting diseased birds. It cannot be transmitted by person-to-person contact or from other animals.

  • Fort Sill mitigates mosquito threat

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The West Nile virus has made a comeback in the United States this year with the biggest surge in cases since 2004. There have been 1,118 cases reported across the country, with at least 41 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. Texas has had about half of those cases. Oklahoma ranks fourth with 68 cases and three deaths as of Aug. 22.

  • Petraeus returns to Fort Campbell to celebrate 70th anniversary

    Aug 23, 2012

    Although rain clouds loomed over the Division Parade Field Friday morning, the 101st Airborne Division closed the "Week of the Eagles 2012: A History of Valor" with the traditional pass and review. About 15,000 Soldiers and other tenant units gathered on the Division Parade Field for the pass and review by Division and Fort Campbell Commander, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville.

  • Sustainers get back in the kitchen

    Aug 23, 2012

    For cooks assigned to the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and many other units across the Army, working in a dining facility was typically not an option, even though it was what they were trained to do.

  • Task Forces go head to head at rodeo competition

    Aug 23, 2012

    Six task forces competed against each other during a Unit Movement Officer Rodeo competition at Kandahar Airfield on August 15, 2012.

  • Tujunga Wash now open to public

    Aug 23, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County cut the ribbon opening the Tujunga Wash Ecosystem Restoration Project in Valley Glen, Calif., to the public Aug. 15.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-07

    Aug 27, 2012

    Thousands hit the streets of Fort Jackson to remember those who have paid the ultimate price and Fort Jackson residents spend a night out to help take a bite out of crime.

  • West Nile Virus: How to Avoid It

    Aug 23, 2012

    Fort Bliss is keeping a watchful eye for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. Since April, the William Beaumont Army Medical Center Department of Preventive Medicine has been conducting a mosquito surveillance program -- intended to actively trap mosquitoes and test for the virus. Areas of surveillance include all of Fort Bliss property, Biggs Air Field, Oro Grande Base Camp, Donna Anna Base Camp and McGregor Range training areas.

  • Counter-IED software developed at West Point to support warfighters in Afghanistan

    Aug 24, 2012

    Three cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point spent part of their summer secluded in a locked research lab with its windows blackened inside Mahan Hall working on a new piece of software that can identify the location of weapons caches in Afghanistan.

  • West Point cadet receives Soldier's Medal

    Aug 23, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 23, 2012) -- One of the 1,171 new cadets formally accepted into the Corps of Cadets Aug. 18 during Acceptance Day was Class of 2016 Cadet Justin Dalme, from 4th Regiment's Company B. Acceptance Day was just a little different for Dalme as he received the Soldier's Medal at Cullum Hall, surrounded by his company and his family.

  • Soldiers wrangle in redeployment training at UMO rodeo

    Aug 23, 2012

    The 209th Aviation Support Brigade trained more than 100 Soldiers during a Unit Movement Officer Rodeo on August 14, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Fort Meade to host third Facebook town hall

    Aug 23, 2012

    The Fort Meade Public Affairs Office will host the garrison commander's third Facebook town hall on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

  • Division Soldier finishes second in Army combatives competition

    Aug 23, 2012

    A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier proved his mettle and climbed to glory when he earned second place last month at the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas. The competition, which was held July 25-28, brought the best wrestlers, grapplers and fighters from across the Army.

  • Syracuse Orange football players complete preseason training camp at Fort Drum

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Football players from the Syracuse University "Orange" were able to experience military training firsthand during a weeklong summer training camp at Fort Drum that ended Saturday. They completed their experience with a scrimmage at Sligh Field to thank 10th Mountain Division Soldiers and their Families.

  • AUSA salutes field artillery unit

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "Allons" Soldiers and Family Members from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, received a salute from the Northern New York - Fort Drum Chapter of the Association of the United States Army during a ceremony Aug. 17 at Division Hill on post.

  • Whiteface Mountain ceremony honors fallen division Soldiers

    Aug 23, 2012

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Veterans and Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division, including their Family Members and friends, gathered last week at the base of Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid to honor Soldiers of the division's past and present who gave their lives for freedom.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna -- generator support

    Aug 23, 2012

    General Equipment Repairer Erich Buehring (left) and General Equipment Mechanic James Yoder prepare generators for mounting while working in the Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Mobile Electric Power Branch.

  • Workshop teaches parenting skills, helps save time

    Aug 23, 2012

    Learning better parenting skills isn't something many people associate with saving time, but the methods and techniques taught at the Bavaria Parent University Workshop here Aug. 14 -16 are not only saving parents time, it is enhancing the quality time spent with their children.

  • Sustainers Focus on Resilience

    Aug 23, 2012

    "The greatest commodity the Army has is the human being. I say that because without the Soldier you can't fight the war," said Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts. "As long as a human being is properly trained and has all the necessary tools to perform the mission, when issues come the resiliency will kick in - they will not breakdown."

  • New 3-21st command team puts Soldiers first

    Aug 23, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- The last of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's seven battalion changes of command this summer took place here July 12. Lt. Col. Scott Schumacher replaced Lt. Col. Stephen Miller as commander of the of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Hacker replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Sherwood Gatts as the battalion's top enlisted leader.

  • TACOM CG's 200-year journey in eight hours

    Aug 30, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. --Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry visited the Watervliet Arsenal August 21 and in a space of about eight hours, he learned about the Arsenal's nearly 200-year role in providing continuous support to our uniformed men and women.

  • Army Awards JLTV Engineering & Manufacturing Development phase contracts

    Aug 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army, today, announced the selection of three Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) firm-fixed contracts, approximately totaling $185 million dollars, for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV). JLTV is a joint Army and U.S. Marine Corps program, with the Army designated as the lead service. The three companies awarded under the full and open competition process are AM General, LLC (South Bend, Ind.), Lockheed Martin Corporation (Grand Prairie, Texas), and Oshkosh Corporation (Oshkosh, Wis.).

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