Archive: Aug 2012

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  • CG visits Picatinny Arsenal, unfurls new colors

    Aug 16, 2012

    PICATNNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, paid a visit to ACC-New Jersey, Aug. 9-10.

  • Camp Arifjan mental health service aids retrograde

    Aug 17, 2012

    For all service members in theater preparing for the retrograde in Afghanistan, the military is utilizing outlets such as Outpatient Cognitive Intervention Program, to ensure soldiers' mental safety and personal welfare.

  • Post celebrates second annual National Night Out

    Aug 16, 2012

    As families began to arrive Thursday at Hilton Field, sirens from the parade of law enforcement, emergency services vehicles and barking military working dogs greeted them for Fort Jackson's second annual "National Night Out."

  • DES National Night Out event draws hundreds

    Aug 16, 2012

    About 400 members of the APG community turned out for the 29th Annual National Night Out celebration in Patriot Village Aug. 7. Hosted by Directorate of Emergency Services police and firefighters, the event, held in communities nationwide, celebrates police and community partnerships. This year's event included displays of emergency vehicles, weapons and equipment; marine and wildlife exhibits; a tactical bus assault/hostage rescue by Special Reaction Team members; a bouncy slide for kids and an appearance by McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog. In addition, DES personnel provided grilled burgers, hot dogs and refreshments for attendees. Participating organizations included Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Picerne Military Housing; Army Community Service; the Army Substance Abuse Program; Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic; and the Office of Emergency Management. Activities were held outside in the field near the McGruff House on Flag Court. APG Community Policing Officer, Mike "Big Mike" Farlow, said the police department did an excellent job representing the positive side of law enforcement. "This event could not have been done without the help and support of so many people," Farlow said. "Our thanks go out to everyone that took part in the planning, preparation and execution of the APG National Night Out. We are already looking forward to next year's event." View more photos at flickr.com/photos/usagapg.

  • Parking changes protect live oaks

    Aug 16, 2012

    In an effort to protect the trees lining one of Fort Jackson's main roads, some motorists will have to change their parking habits.

  • Strike Brigade wins legacy golf tournament

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Golf is a sport loved by people all over; Soldiers are no different. Fort Campbell's Cole Park Commons Golf Course hosted the Week of the Eagles, Legacy Golf Tournament Aug. 13. Despite inclement weather, 36 teams came out for the best ball style tournament hoping to emerge on top.

  • Ord Military Community Exchange receives $2.5-million upgrade

    Aug 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Ord Military Community Main Exchange celebrated its $2.5-million renovation with a grand-opening event July 26.

  • Fire in the sky: Lightning-related injuries, deaths climb across US

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As afternoon thunderstorms continue to flare up across the Chattahoochee Valley, your odds of getting struck by lightning might be greater than you think, Fort Benning safety officials said.

  • Trails and Prayers

    Aug 16, 2012

    Glistening with sweat, soldiers ranking from private to colonel, snake their way through the sandy trails and hills of Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurt.

  • Presidio Police share school-safety tips

    Aug 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It's that time of year again. New teachers, new faces, new students, new places. More than 23 million children have returned or are preparing to go back to school.

  • IMCOM commander speaks about community support during conference

    Aug 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The commander of the Installation Management Command spoke during the Association of Defense Communities conference here Aug. 6 about the important job communities around the nation are doing to support their troops.

  • Command emphasis on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness tri-signed letter

    Aug 17, 2012

  • Small team keeps post looking food

    Aug 16, 2012

    Lawn mowers and weed trimmers are their tools of choice and despite the record-setting summer heat, they keep the post looking good.

  • Fort Jackson NEC wins national award

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Network Enterprise Center at Fort Jackson has been named best medium-sized NEC in the 7th Signal Command, an accomplishment that recognizes the organization's expertise in operating, maintaining and defending the post's digital networks.

  • Infantry School changes CSMs

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Infantry School has a new top enlisted Soldier out in front. Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Guden took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday at Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickam Hall. He replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Steven McClaflin, who retired after more than 27 years on active duty.

  • MCoE Soldier named TRADOC's Reserve Career Counselor of the Year for 2012

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Of 27 Reserve career counselors across U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, one has been singled out for excellence -- and he's a Fort Benning Soldier. Sgt. 1st Class Octavious Rogers was named the Reserve Career Counselor of the Year during last month's TRADOC competition, which measured the top career counselors, Reserve career counselors and retention NCOs against each other, selecting the best from each category.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down set for Sept. 27

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's first Suicide Prevention Stand Down will be Sept. 27. A culminating activity for Suicide Prevention Month, the stand down will encompass the duty day and include a range of educational and recreational activities geared toward enhancing individual resilience.

  • Apprenticeships further research development at West Point

    Aug 16, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- This summer, the Network Science Center at West Point facilitated several apprenticeships sponsored by the Army Research Office for both undergraduates and graduate students across many different fields of study. The various backgrounds of the apprentices allowed them to be involved in several locations throughout the installation, all of which contributed to the development of knowledge of network science in support of the center's mission.

  • Back to school

    Aug 16, 2012

    Teachers spent the week getting their workspaces ready for students at C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace elementary schools. The new school year begins today, and children aren't the only ones to feeling a little nervous about the start of a new school year.

  • Army Football roster includes brigade commander for Corps of Cadets

    Aug 16, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- The Army football team will be well represented among the cadet leadership during the upcoming school year as senior defensive back Brandon Whittington has been named the first captain of the Corps of Cadets, the highest position in the West Point cadet chain of command, for the 2012-13 academic year.

  • Preparation essential for mission success

    Aug 16, 2012

    As Soldiers milled about the motor pool at Camp Red Devil Aug. 8, the 4th Engineer Battalion commander paced the gravel lot, picking up stones and chucking them to pass the time.

  • West Point Soldiers earn respite at Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 16, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- Despite the heat and humidity, or perhaps because of it, roughly 470 area military personnel attended the annual Military Appreciation Day at Lake Frederick Aug. 9, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fort Carson exceeds AER goal

    Aug 16, 2012

    "Army Emergency Relief is all about Soldiers helping Soldiers and there is nothing more important than Soldiers helping Soldiers," said Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, during the AER recognition ceremony held at the Elkhorn Conference Center Aug. 9.

  • Pueblo, Colo., leaders pledge commitment to Soldiers

    Aug 16, 2012

    Pueblo and Fort Carson leaders signed a covenant in Pueblo Tuesday promising to build partnerships that support the strength, resilience and readiness of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Field Artillery Half-Section performs at rodeo

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The historic Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section "Flying Artillery" performs at the Lawton Rangers Rodeo Aug. 11. The annual event showcased cowboy culture and techniques for four days in the summer.

  • School's open:Motorists be wary

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As students return to their studies Aug. 17 everyone should pitch in to keep this a safe 2012-13 school year at Fort Sill. Keep a lookout for children traveling to and from school: be it on bicycles, walking, riding buses or, for older students, driving. Department of Army civilian policemen will patrol school zones and housing areas again this year ensuring compliance with posted speeds and the safety of children.

  • Centers augment learning for Fort Sill children

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill offers before and after-school care for children of all ages supplementing the in-school experience.

  • Retiree reaches swimming milestone

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker offers many ways for people to stay fit, from rock climbing at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility to racquetball at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility, but the installation also rewards and recognizes those that reach various milestones in their regimens.

  • Sill youth honored for volunteer efforts

    Aug 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The American Red Cross held a youth volunteer recognition ceremony Aug. 8 in Reynolds Army Community Hospital to celebrate the teens who have volunteered over the summer in various positions.

  • Misfits win softball post championship

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker got a break from the rain as the sun peaked through the clouds to provide ideal weather for the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball Post Championship Game Aug. 9.

  • Whooping cough: Officials warn of old enemy's return

    Aug 16, 2012

    Pertussis, also commonly known as whooping cough, used to be considered a disease of the past, but over the last 20 years there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of this disease.

  • Suicide prevention events celebrate life

    Aug 22, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala., aims to celebrate life during Suicide Prevention Month in September with actives to help Soldiers and families beat depression.

  • Battalion gives youth school supplies

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery conducted a family readiness group meeting where they handed out hundreds of free backpacks full of school supplies for students pre-kindergarten through high school Aug. 7 at the Resiliency Training Campus.

  • ACC announces leadership changes

    Aug 16, 2012

    Army Contracting Command is preparing to say farewell to two of its senior leaders.

  • Soccer Tournament Scores a Winning Goal for All: Rakkasan Wears Gold at Week of the Eagles 2012

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Soccer, or football to the rest of the world, is a sport that is gaining popularity in the United States. The Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), competed in a tournament during Week of the Eagles to determine the best Soccer team in the division. Beginning with nine teams consisting of Soldiers from all across Fort Campbell, the championship was decided Aug. 15. The tournament stretched out over three-days and was a test of all the preparations leading up to Week of the Eagles 2012.

  • 3rd Bn., 5th SFG, takes home 2012 Week of the Eagles basketball title

    Aug 16, 2012

    The crowd roars as their favorite brigade basketball team from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) steps on the court to compete in the final round of the 2012 Week of the Eagles basketball tournament.

  • Financial peace of mind strengthens Soldiers

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (16 Aug. 2012) -- A three-day workshop for Soldiers helps them achieve financial peace of mind.

  • FCC program offers jobs, safe child care

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Family Child Care program on Fort Rucker is looking for providers to welcome children into their homes, offering safe child care services as well as employment for Family members.

  • Mangum meets with LCT

    Aug 16, 2012

    The new commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker met the Leading Change Team Aug. 6 to discuss the team's future and show its relevance to the success of the post and the Aviation Branch.

  • Fort Sill DENTAC welcomes new commander

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (16 Aug. 2012) -- The Fort Sill Dental Activity welcomed a new commander during its change of command ceremony Aug. 9 at the Graham Resiliency Training Center here.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker's Women's Equality Day celebration seeks to display the achievements of women and to educate people on how to make their voices heard at the polls.

  • Sill traffic safety training to move to DTMS

    Aug 16, 2012

  • MUTAS concert series returns Aug. 24

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Music Under the Alabama Stars concert series returns to Fort Rucker Aug. 24 as the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band prepares to provide entertainment with a variety of sounds.

  • FRGs help keep V Corps families connected

    Aug 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was the first V Corps spouses' night out that Priscilla Washington had attended since her husband left for Afghanistan, and she had a big smile on her face. Washington, along with three other women, had met V Corps family readiness events coordinator Jennifer Kuhar for a spouses' night out of bowling at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center July 27. "It's a good way to get out of the house and do something different," Washington said.

  • Expeditionary Center instructor stars on History Channel's 'Top Shot'

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    Staff Sgt. George Reinas likes guns as outsized as his personality and viewers across the country will get to see him shoot off both when season two of the History Channel's "Top Shot" premieres.

  • Fort Sill Garrison training set for Aug. 17

    Aug 16, 2012

  • U.S., Afghan Army Engineers: Leading the way, hand in hand

    Aug 19, 2012

    Spc. Michael Wilkersonfoy of 420th Eng. Co., 458th Eng. Bn., 411th Eng. Bde., 412th Theater Engineer Command, show unity in strength with a fellow engineer soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4/1/209th Corps during a training break, March 4, 2012, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.

  • Vietnam War vet shares message of survival with Baumholder Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Dave Roever walked into Baumholder's Hall of Champions where more than 800 Soldiers were waiting to see him give a presentation about suicide prevention. As he entered the hall and mingled with some of the officials, Jose Blanco approached Roever, shook his hand and said "welcome home." Both men smiled, exchanged knowing glances and patted each other on the shoulder.

  • Mangum assumes command of USAACE

    Aug 16, 2012

    As rain fell on the Soldiers standing in formation, cannons fired and the reviewing party trooped the line, Fort Rucker welcomed a new commanding general to the installation.

  • French Government honors WWII veteran's D-Day service

    May 1, 2014

    According to Gunnery Mate Second Class Oscar Russell, he wasn't a hero. He was just a guy who believed in God and country. Everyone else in the room knew the truth: he was a hero and an inspiration to many. Sixty-eight years after D-Day, Russell received the French Legion of Honor for his actions during World War II. The Honorary Consul to France, Keltoum Roland and Lt. Col. Phillippe Testart, French liaison officer to the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Ga, awarded Russell the medal on Aug. 15, during in a ceremony held at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss.

  • Culture College gives newcomers firsthand taste of home in Germany

    Aug 20, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Dierdre and Rufus Tinsley listened attentively as Irmgard Goebel answered questions about buying train tickets at the Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof. The couple had been stationed in Wiesbaden 10 years ago, but since a lot can change in that amount of time, they decided to sign up for Culture College, a three-day course that introduces people to the Wiesbaden community and German language and culture.

  • Defining moments: retired major general continues service as volunteer surgeon

    Aug 16, 2012

    Carla Hawley-Bowland stands outside an operating room in the Labor and Delivery Department at William Beaumont Army Medical Center here. The 60-year-old doctor is clad in green scrubs. Bright red shoes -- a gift from the staff at Walter Reed Medical Center -- are hidden beneath a pair of blue booties. She is a surgeon waiting for her patient. Hawley-Bowland is also a retired Army maojr general, and the first female general officer in the Army Medical Corps.

  • AMC birthed from 'sweeping reorganization' to outfit today's soldiers

    Aug 17, 2012

    Fifty years ago, Leonard W. Hoelscher and Project 80 recommended "one of the most sweeping reorganizations in the history of the Department of Army."

  • Army intel oversight agencies pool resources

    Aug 17, 2012

    A covenant signing took place in the Pentagon, Aug. 14, 2012, formalizing the consolidation of three Army intelligence activities into an organization with a new name.

  • $31.5 million RCI privatized housing project provides tornado safe rooms, more space for families

    Aug 17, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood officials anticipate a November ribbon cutting for delivery of up to 20 homes to replace those destroyed in the EF-3 tornado that struck the installation New Year's Eve day 2010. This will represent the first phase of a multiphased project which is expected to be completed by May 2013. At the end of the project, a total of 160 new duplex homes are scheduled to be constructed. One of the significant features of the new homes is that each unit will have a tornado safe room.

  • 'Caveman' serves his country by training military

    Aug 16, 2012

    When Mike "Caveman" Spina was a teenager growing up in the late 1960s, the resident of Seymour, Ind., wanted to join the military and serve his country. However, after being classified "unfit for military service," he thought his dream was dead.

  • August 15, 2012 -- CSA Remarks GEN Dunwoody's Retirement Ceremony (As Delivered)

    Aug 16, 2012

  • CTLT prepares ROTC cadets for real Army

    Aug 17, 2012

    From July 18 to Aug. 8, Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets from all over the country participated in the Cadet Troop Leader Training here. Two of these individuals, Cadet Ben Matthews of North Carolina State University, and Cadet Cameron Macdonald of the University of Missouri, received mentorship under officers like 2nd Lt. Maretie Wagner, executive officer of 632nd Maintenance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division.

  • 3/7 Cav holds color casing ceremony

    Aug 16, 2012

    The morning of Aug. 14, most Fort Stewart Soldiers were carrying on with daily activities as if it was a normal "Marne" work day. Soldiers all over post were preparing. Whether they were preparing for missions or for training, it was not the case for all Soldiers on Fort Stewart.

  • Playing the coping card to prevent military suicide

    Aug 19, 2012

    The protection and treatment of warfighters is a primary focus of the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium being held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and this concern for the men and women in uniform extends far beyond their time on the battlefield. The prevention of suicide among military personnel both during active duty and upon return is of paramount importance for the researchers and attendees of this year's conference.

  • Leadership Speakers Tout Community Partnerships

    Aug 16, 2012

    Leaders from each of the services shared their perspectives on how to maintain community ties in an era of efficiencies, stewardship and renewable energy pursuits at a conference here today.

  • 200 years of tradition

    Aug 16, 2012

    Hundreds gathered on a warm summer evening to watch The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform Tchaikovsky's "Overture 1812" at Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument Grounds, Aug. 14.

  • Fence removal symbolic of joint unity

    Aug 16, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- In the woods behind Kapaun Air Station, Airman 1st Class Michael Callaghan snipped barb wire from fencing as Airman 1st Class Nicholas Diibon dug out fence posts.

  • 'Vanguard' cooks sizzle to DA-level Phillip A. Connelly competition

    Aug 16, 2012

    For the first time in 10 years, Fort Stewart, Ga., Soldiers will advance to the Department of the Army-level Phillip A. Connelly competition. A team of 25 food service specialists with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will vie to win the garrison military category of the 45th annual awards program. The Philip A. Connelly Awards Program is a competition that provides recognition, promotes professionalism and excellence throughout the Army food service corps.

  • GEN Ann E. Dunwoody's Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 16, 2012

  • Fort A. P. Hill signs Mutual Aid Agreement with Caroline County.

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill Department of Fire/Rescue, under the direction of Chief Daniel Glembot, has been a consistent Emergency Service asset on Fort A.P. Hill, as well as a valuable partner to the Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue.

  • Strike's dodgeball team wins new event

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Week of the Eagles has been a Fort Campbell tradition for over 70 years. This tradition brings not only Soldiers, but also their family members and Veterans of the Screaming Eagle family as well. The events started in 1970's to build the cohesion of Soldiers. Over that span, the events have evolved not just for Soldier participation, but also former Screaming Eagles and family members alike. The week is a highlight for some.

  • Military children become Junior Park Rangers at Yellow Ribbon

    Aug 16, 2012

    72 military children got to be sworn in as Junior Rangers for the National Park Service during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event in Orlando, August 12.

  • Generation appreciation

    Aug 16, 2012

    If you're a dentist, everyone that sits in your chair has a story. Sometimes, it's more than what they saw on TV, or the ball game. Sometimes, the story can span back 70 years ago to a time of a world at war. Sixteen million, one hundred twelve thousand five hundred and sixty six individuals wore our nation's uniform at the conclusion of this major conflict, and the numbers are quickly dwindling. Someday, they won't be with us anymore. That makes the veteran patient in your dentist chair very unique.

  • Watervliet builds great cannons, better relationships

    Aug 30, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- It is no secret that Watervliet builds the best cannons in the world, but what the Arsenal has been building with the local community lately may be just as strong as the steel used in gun tubes -- it's called relationships. The month of August is traditionally a slow period at the Arsenal because that is when a significant number of workers take leave during the annual shutdown of manufacturing operations. But for the Arsenal's emergency service teams, who provide 24-hour, seven-day-a-week protection to the Arsenal, there was no such thing as a shutdown.

  • Army cadets training in KMC gain leadership experience

    Aug 16, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Crouching before whirling helicopter blades in full combat gear, Kevin Zuniga prepared to rush a simulated casualty into the waiting aircraft.

  • Sembach Soldiers 'Kick Back' at New Warrior Zone

    Aug 16, 2012

  • Corps of Engineers to host primitive weapon deer hunts at J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    Aug 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will host six primitive weapon deer hunts at the Bussey Point wildlife management area, a 2,545-acre peninsula located in Lincoln County, Ga., on J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake.

  • Steele Challenge honors fallen West Point graduate

    Aug 16, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- The Steele Challenge Awards Ceremony was conducted Aug. 11 at the Camp Buckner parade field to recognize the top company and squad in the capstone event for Cadet Basic Training. It also honored the life and legacy of 1st Lt. Timothy Steele, Class of 2009, whose name was chosen for both the CBT Task Force and the challenge.

  • Army, industry partner to solve network capability gaps

    Aug 17, 2012

    As the Army gears up to field its first integrated package of tactical communications equipment to deploying Soldiers, the service is already partnering with industry to enhance those technologies for the next capability set.

  • Toughest Air Assault Soldier on Fort Campbell

    Aug 16, 2012

    The moon still hovers in a predawn sky, visibility is low but the distinct sound of Soldiers adjusting their kits, boots and gear can still be strongly heard. They step off into the dark, the first of many in the next 12- miles, which has to be to be finished in under three hours time. This is the Toughest Air Assault Soldier Competition. Soldiers from each brigade are tested on their physical stamina, attention to detail and knowledge of tactical aerial operations. By day's end, one team will be the Toughest Air Assault Soldiers in Fort Campbell.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 completes basic training

    Aug 17, 2012

    The Class of 2016 returned to West Point Aug. 13, 2012, sharing a 12-mile trek from Camp Buckner with cadre, staff, faculty and alumni. The March Back was the final hurdle new cadets endured before they could officially claim they had completed Cadet Basic Training.

  • Slideshow: First female four-star general retires from Army

    Jan 24, 2013

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retires after nearly 38 years in uniform on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 15. Dunwoody is the first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces.

  • Adding realism to combat lifesaver training

    Aug 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As smoke, moans and the sounds of gunfire pour out of a hangar door on Clay Kaserne July 28, they're accompanied by teams of German Soldiers and secret service police officers anxiously engaged in rescuing injured comrades.

  • Warrior Ethos: Wiesbaden-based senior NCOs focus on improving health of the force

    Aug 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa likes it when he sees "what right looks like," and a trio from Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers showed him just that Aug. 3. "I get goose bumps just listening to this young Soldier right here," said Mustafa, referring to Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Spc. Jayse Knapp, who had just spoken about the program during a luncheon Mustafa organized for the community's sergeants major at the dining facility.

  • Lifting for Success

    Aug 16, 2012

    Soldiers from Headquarters Support Company, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted forklift training with soldiers from the Kandahar Air Wing on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 11.

  • New eco-friendly campus to provide world-class care to wounded warriors

    Aug 22, 2012

    Construction is underway on a new Warrior in Transition Campus at Fort Eustis, Va., which will greatly improve the recuperative process for wounded warriors assigned to the post's Warrior Transition Unit.

  • FORSCOM CG discusses TBI, leadership, service, with "America's Team"

    Aug 19, 2012

    OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2012) -- The leader of the Army's largest command shared a message about service, sacrifice and leadership with one of professional football's most storied organizations during team training camp activities, here.

  • Military community connects with Gig Harbor

    Aug 15, 2012

    More than 1,200 residents throughout Gig Harbor, Wash. area gathered together in front of city hall in the evening, Aug. 7, as part of the 29th annual National Night Out.

  • Paintball, proverbs helps build camaraderie, communication among PRMC staff

    Aug 15, 2012

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- Soldiers and staff from Pacific Regional Medical Command met for a day of paintball and proverbs, Aug. 8, at Bellows Air Force Station, here.

  • Families of 3-38 Cav. earn their spurs

    Aug 15, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The sound of grunts, cheering and laughter resounded through the area behind Bravo Troop's building as Family members of the 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, started the afternoon with a modified Army Physical Fitness Test. The praise of "wow, you can do more push-ups than my Soldier" rang out as Soldier's children and spouses struggled to complete one more repetition before time ran out. The 3-38 Cav. hosted a Family Spur Ride, here, Aug. 9, giving Family members a chance to earn a set of spurs: an effort to build esprit de corps and have a little fun

  • ACC NewsBlast now available online!

    Aug 31, 2012

    View this week's edition of our online newsletter, ACC NewsBlast.

  • M8E1 project rolls through PBA's doors

    Aug 15, 2012

    Since 2000, Pine Bluff Arsenal has been the location where the U.S. Army's Chemical Biological Protected Shelters or CBPS have been maintained, stored and deployed into combat areas. It just makes sense that that Arsenal continues to perform that same mission with the new Chemical Biological Protective Shelter Model 8E1 or M8E1.

  • FORSCOM general bids farewell to Army

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Brig. Gen. Rodney Barham, the deputy commanding general who was in charge of Reserve components for U.S. Army Forces Command, retired Wednesday during a ceremony under the National Infantry Museum's rotunda -- in front of the original "Follow Me" statue. He had been based at Fort McPherson near Atlanta until FORSCOM's move last year to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Army Cyber tells AFCEA about measures to 'prevent, shape, and win'

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Army needs to integrate cyberspace considerations into operational planning across the board: That was the message Army Cyber Command presented to technology company representatives and contractors Tuesday.

  • U.S. Army Europe Commander attends Polish Armed Forces Day

    Aug 15, 2012

    The United States Army Europe Commander, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, traveled to Warsaw, Poland to celebrate Polish Armed Forces Day with Polish and international leaders Aug. 15. The day commemorates the decisive victory of Polish forces in the Battle of Warsaw during the Polish-Soviet War in 1920 and honors those who have continued to fight for the nation ever since.

  • U.S. Army Europe presents Legion of Merit to Polish Army Commanders

    Aug 15, 2012

    In a ceremony held Tuesday in Warsaw, U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling presented Lt. Gen. Zbigniew Glowienka, Commander of the Polish Land Forces and Maj. Gen. Jerzy Biziewski, Commander of the Polish 2nd Mechanized Corps, with the Legion of Merit.

  • First female four-star general retires from Army

    Aug 16, 2012

    The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired Aug. 15, 2012, after 38 years in uniform.

  • Medical Training Task Force Soldiers conduct combat lifesaver training for Division West Reservists

    Aug 15, 2012

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Many Army Reserve Soldiers stationed here in a subordinate unit of Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade actually spend a lot of their time at Fort Hood, Texas. They are experts in convoy live fire and mounted gunnery training, and they go to Fort Hood to train Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers for mobilizations. Because of the risks associated with live-fire training, they must be certified Combat Lifesavers. It can be difficult to get that certification, though, so another 479th Field Artillery Brigade unit recently stepped in to make the Soldiers of the 3rd Training Support Battalion, 290th Regiment, mission-capable.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 15, 2012

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

  • Post Café a 'Kee' part of Fort Huachuca's past

    Aug 15, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It was not long after Captain Whiteside and the troopers of the 6th Cavalry founded the camp that would become Fort Huachuca that another unexpected legend would be made. Chinese immigrant and entrepreneur Sam Kee made his mark on local history.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Aug 16, 2012

    While standing in line to enter the post exchange on base in Logar Province, Afghanistan in 2010, Spc. Tim Hall was hit by a mortar. When he regained full consciousness in a hospital, he realized he had lost both of his legs.

  • Aqua-bot program challenges student ingenuity

    Aug 16, 2012

    For the past three years, Scientists and engineers from the Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have been working with staff from the Picatinny Youth Center to continuously improve a robotics educational outreach program.

  • 541st CSSB completes 402nd AFSB support mission

    Aug 15, 2012

    The 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kan., completed its mission supporting the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in August and is now coming home to the United States.

  • Fort job training program helps high school students invest in their future

    Aug 15, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Standing behind the register at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre lunch buffet, she swiftly runs the stack of bills through her fingers, counting silently. With an intensity that rivals a seasoned bank teller, she seems to be completely at ease among the cash box and its accoutrements. A firm handshake and sincere eye contact compliment her professional demeanor. Incredibly, she is not a staff member with any Fort Huachuca organization. This accounting sensation, Brooklyn Jenkins, 15, participated in the Fort Huachuca Child, Youth and School Services HIRED! Apprenticeship Program.

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