Archive: Aug 2012

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  • USACE Galveston District employee named Southwestern Division Regulator of the Year

    Aug 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 15, 2012) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Project Manager Dwayne Johnson was named the 2012 USACE Southwestern Division Regulator of the Year, marking the fourth consecutive year a Galveston District employee has earned top division honors.

  • FH part of 90-country Global Leadership Summit

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - When an audience gathered at Fort Huachuca's Main Post Chapel on Aug. 9 and 10, they temporarily became a small part of a large collective, sharing a common goal. Each person was there to hone leadership skills to become a more responsible guide or mentor in their religious or secular organization. Attendees here were joined by more than 65,000 leaders from more than 6,000 churches and organizations from across the United States and the world that came together for a two-day experience of inspiration, community and world-class skill development. They did this through a simulcast broadcast to more than 500 locations nationwide.

  • Former NFL star, SU legend visits Fort Drum

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As Syracuse University's football team kicked off a week of preseason camp Monday at Fort Drum, former Denver Broncos sensation and Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little traveled with the Orange and met with Fort Drum leaders and community members.

  • Spouses Club combines teamwork, camaraderie

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A "new" club on post is proving that two perspectives are better than one.

  • Organizers declare EFMP Mountain Camp 'huge success'

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 75 volunteers in the Fort Drum community helped children come out of their shells, bond with camp "buddies" and connect with their peers last week during Fort Drum's fifth annual EFMP Mountain Camp.

  • Fort Drum WTU paves way toward recovery through Wounded Warrior Triathlon

    Aug 16, 2012

    Soldiers of varying abilities and complex medical issues recently stepped up and fed their desire to compete in Fort Drum's first Wounded Warrior Triathlon.

  • Commando leaders build teams, train hard

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- About 36 officers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team gathered Aug. 8 in Remington Park to compete in a quarterly session of "field grade" physical readiness training.

  • Division deputy commander pins on first star

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) command group conducted a promotion ceremony at LeRay Mansion on Friday.

  • Army Reserve Center nears completion

    Aug 15, 2012

    The California National Guard's Joint Forces Training Base here will soon be home to the 79th Sustainment Support Command's new Army Reserve Center.

  • Hope in the form of healthcare during Khaan Quest 2012

    Aug 17, 2012

    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -- People gathered outside of an elementary school that was temporarily set up as a medical clinic during the Medical Humanitarian Civic Action Outreach Project, one of the many exercises of Khaan Quest 12 in and around Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Aug. 14.

  • Human resources team works to improve customer service

    Aug 15, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 15, 2012) -- When it comes to managing human resources in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, providing world-class customer service and building strong relationships with customers are the top priorities for successful human resources offices.

  • Planners evaluate large Vibrant Response exercise

    Apr 23, 2013

    More than 9,000 Soldiers and civilians from numerous local, state and federal agencies participated in Vibrant Response 13, along with their equipment -- mobile labs, helicopters, heavy equipment and so on -- spread out over 5,000 square miles of southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • Army scientist reflects on 43 years of service

    Aug 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four decades of scientific inquiry and leadership with the U.S. Army, Jim Baker considers his colleagues to be a second family. "Working at [Edgewood Chemical Biological Center] has been a wonderful experience for me," he says. "I'd like to leave here and [have] people say, 'I knew Jim Baker, and he was a really nice guy. I really enjoyed working with him. He seemed like a fair and honest individual.' It's a great place to work."

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody Retirement

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retired from the Army, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody is the Army's highest-ranking female and is the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star.

  • Miss North Carolina visits with military children at Yellow Ribbon

    Aug 15, 2012

    Miss North Carolina, Arlie Honeycutt, was a special guest at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event in Orlando on August 11.

  • 30th Medical Command Headquarters Settles in Sembach

    Aug 15, 2012

  • TRADOC Senior Leader Conference kicks off at Fort Lee

    Aug 15, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, provides an overview of the command's training mission to attendees at the Training and Doctrine Command Senior Leader Conference, which began today at Fort Lee, Va.

  • ARL Hosts Visit for Meyerhoff Scholars Program Students

    Aug 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground hosted a visit on June 21 for 30 Meyerhoff Scholars Program freshmen from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • First National Guard assistance advisor teams training now for deployment

    Aug 15, 2012

    CAMP SHELBY, MISS. - The first National Guard units identified to provide Security Force Assistance Advisor Team support in Afghanistan recently mobilized at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Miss. Not only is this a new mission for the National Guard, it's a new mission for the trainer mentors tasked to prepare those Soldiers for deployment. The 158th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, mobilizes, trains, and validates Reserve Component Soldiers to meet all deployment requirements for worldwide missions.

  • USACE Galveston District collaborates with educational institution

    Aug 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 15, 2012) -- What do you get when you partner the world's largest public engineering design and construction management agency with one the top university's engineering technology programs in Texas? -- An invaluable relationship between the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Prairie View A&M University, committed to working together to enhance opportunities for minority students throughout the Corps.

  • More then 1,000 Soldiers and civilians were briefed on the Threat Awareness Reporting Program

    Aug 15, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - More then 1,000 Soldiers and civilians were briefed on the Threat Awareness Reporting Program and Antiterrorism on Tuesday at Cochise Theater on Fort Huachuca by Chief Warrant Officer, Jon Nance, 902nd CI and Jesse Markum, Antiterrorism Officer, Directorate of plans, training mobilization and security, Fort Huachuca. Four classes were offered throughout the day. Insider threats, espionage, sabotage, terrorism, treason and more were covered during the briefing. "I am providing important need to know information on how to report," Markum said. "We are having this to increase awareness of the insider threat problem," Nance added.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club sponsors run for Wounded Warrior Project

    Aug 15, 2012

    There are few causes that Soldiers, civilians and local nationals in a deployed environment come together in support of. Friday morning, the Joint Sustainment Command- Afghanistan Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club sponsored such a cause, bringing roughly 475 participants together in support of a run for the Wounded Warrior Project here at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Army to streamline Network Integration Evaluation process for industry, small businesses

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Army is refining its buying methods and reaching out to small businesses in order to smooth the path for industry to participate in the Network Integration Evaluations.

  • Sustainer speaks at Third Army WLC graduation

    Aug 15, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts, the senior enlisted advisor for Joint Sustainment Command -- Afghanistan and the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently served as the guest speaker for the Third Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy's Warrior Leader Course graduation ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on August 6, 2012.

  • Fort A.P. Hill recognized the efforts of Department of Public Works summer interns this week

    Aug 15, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill recognized the efforts of Department of Public Works summer interns this week at a cookout provided by the Forestry Department.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 15, 2012

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Jason Hearing, a generator equipment mechanic here, installs a master switch in a 10kw generator for a UAV system while working in the Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Mobile Electric Power Branch.

  • Army Corps of Engineers helps renovate world's second largest building

    Aug 16, 2012

    Through a partnership with the U.S. European Command, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District will oversee renovation of the basement of the world's second largest office building -- Romania's Palace of the Parliament.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade coordinates air drop missions for JSC-A Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2012

  • Leashed dogs are safe dogs

    Aug 15, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- For many pet owners, their dog is an important member of the family. They eat dinner together, vacation with the family and even appear in Christmas cards. Fido becomes a furry, but treasured part of the household. But, even owners who love their hound can neglect an essential part of dog safety: leashes. Loose and stray dogs have become a worrisome problem in the Bavaria Military Community. Dogs who get out of the yard or, unleashed, bolt from their owners, pose threats to themselves and the community.

  • Combat medics receive battlefield stress training

    Aug 15, 2012

    Five combat medics with the 10th Sustainment Brigade attended a battlefield stress brief, Aug. 7, 2012, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to help Soldiers combat stress on and off the battlefield.

  • 100,000 rally at this year's German-American Volksfest

    Aug 15, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Mixing the best of both worlds, the 55th Annual German-American Volksfest provided a taste of home and the foreign for both German and American revelers, here, Aug. 3-5. Fest-goers could feast on barbecue ribs, langos, chili dogs, wurst and kraut, cheeseburgers and gummi bears. They could buy cowboy hats and Bundeswehr caps, and pass the time riding an electric bull and winning beer steins. Hip-hop blared near the automotive display, while an oompah band oompahed merrily inside the beer tent.

  • USAG Garmisch transitions to military community

    Aug 15, 2012

    On July 27, U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch officially became Garmisch Military Community in a color casing ceremony, here. The move formally incorporates the Garmisch community into the USAG Grafenwoehr footprint. "The United States Military is transitioning into a smaller, leaner, fighting force," said Col. James Saenz, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, in a speech at the event. "Army units within Europe will follow suit and units will be required to deactivate, restation or realign within the BMC."

  • Grafenwoehr chef heats up at Culinary Arts Competition

    Aug 15, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Adriano Colella, a cook at the Lawrence T. Hickey Dining Facility, here, recently threw down in an Iron Chef-style culinary competition, representing Grafenwoehr as one of only two civilians to partake in the worldwide contest. Held annually at Fort Lee, Va., the Army Culinary Arts Competition pits the creme de la creme of military chefs against each other as they team up to create gourmet and international food. The judges awarded team and individual medals in 360 separate categories including food nutrition, technical skills and table presentation.

  • US, Botswana forces keep drinking water safe During Southern Accord 2012

    Nov 30, -0001

    Engineers for the Botswana Defense Force and water purification specialists from Company A, 405th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard out of Streator, Ill., came together during Southern Accord 2012 to train, as well as share knowledge and experience with one another.

  • Illinois Army National Guard soldiers provide logistical support in Botswana

    Nov 30, -0001

    Logistics is the backbone of any large-scale operation, and one group of Illinois Army National Guard soldiers is providing that support. Soldiers from the 405th Brigade Support Battalion are currently in Botswana, Africa, supporting Southern Accord 12.

  • Soldiers get a lesson in snake safety

    Aug 31, 2012

    The Botswana Defense Force held a class on snake awareness Aug. 8, for U.S. military forces participating in Southern Accord 2012, at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana.

  • US forces work with BDF to provide humanitarian support in Botswana

    Nov 30, -0001

    Free contraceptives, medical treatment, educational support and counseling were provided to all who arrived at the humanitarian civilian assistance event Aug. 13 during Southern Accord 2012.

  • US and Botswana soldiers keep SA 12 rolling

    Nov 30, -0001

    Eight U.S. Army soldiers with Company B, 405th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard out of Crestwood, Ill., joined 25 Botswana Defense Force Corps of Mechanical Engineers members to form the Maintenance Support and Recovery group for Southern Accord 2012.

  • Illinois Army National Guardsmen fuel Southern Accord 2012

    Aug 15, 2012

    In an effort to keep the wheels turning during Southern Accord 2012, petroleum supply specialists from Company A, 405th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard, and their counterparts from the Botswana Defense Force, have been running both static and mobile re-fueling operations at Thebephatswha Air Base, Botswana.

  • Army Reserve soldiers emphasize food safety in Botswana

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the 949th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services out of Ames, Iowa, assisted the Botswana Defense Force by co-instructing a series of courses in food safety and sanitation during Southern Accord 2012.

  • Explosive ordnance disposal company helps with range cleanup at Southern Accord 2012

    Nov 30, -0001

    "I found another wedding cake," said Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, a bomb technician with the 430th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company out of Washington, N.C. As she slowly lowered herself to examine the metal device with meticulous caution, it became apparent she was not referring to a fluffy, sweet dessert entree.

  • BDF and US engineers combine efforts on road improvement and pond reconstruction

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 631st Engineer Support Company from Lawrenceville, Ill., assisted Botswana Defense Force engineers with a road improvement and pond restoration project near Mkankake Village in the Republic of Botswana as part of Southern Accord 2012.

  • US vets teach K-9 care to BDF military police

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserves' 949th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services out of Ames, Iowa, met and trained with members of the Botswana Defense Force Military Police and their canine companions, military working dogs, Aug. 6 during Southern Accord 2012.

  • US and BDF medical corps joint training enhances military capabilities and interoperability

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of the 396th Combat Support Hospital, Army Reserves out of Spokane, Wash., conducted an ambulance loading and litter carry training class for members of the Botswana Defense Force medical team during Southern Accord 12 at Thebephatshwa Air Base, Botswana.

  • New Jersey Soldiers perform assault, support-for-fire missions

    Aug 16, 2012

    The ground shook as satchel and improvised Bangalore charges packed with C-4 explosives detonated, to clear the way for 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard, Aug. 11, 2012, in The Republic of Botswana.

  • Illinois National Guard soldier learns culinary skills in Botswana

    Nov 30, -0001

    The stir-fry sizzled on the grill, filling the room with a fantastic aroma of warm beef, vegetables and spices, as Spc. Lenette Tidwell of Chicago, flipped the meat with a large metal spatula.

  • USARAF fields command contingency post for first time in Africa

    Nov 30, -0001

    Southern Accord 12, a bilateral training operation designed to enhance military capabilities and interoperability between U.S. Forces and the Botswana Defense Force, presented the first opportunity for United States Army Africa to field a command contingency post in Africa.

  • Southern Accord 2012 Forces experience cultural day in Botswana

    Nov 30, -0001

    Joint U.S. military forces, as well as members of the Botswana Defense Force gathered for a cultural day at Thebephatshwa Air Base, the Republic of Botswana, Aug. 5, during Southern Accord 2012.

  • Multiscale modeling research seeks atom-to-application understanding of materials

    Aug 15, 2012

    Army researchers want to enhance Soldiers' battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs.

  • Hot mud in the summer time

    Aug 15, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Down and Dirty Mud Run participants get what they ask for during annual race series finale: More Mud!

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Gerald B. Daniels

    Aug 15, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Gerald B. Daniels

  • 'Beach Bash' Vacation Bible School offers youth in Japan outreach, learning, fun

    Aug 14, 2012

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan (Aug. 15, 2012) -- The weeklong "SonSurf Beach Bash" Vacation Bible School concluded here Aug. 10, drawing more than 170 children to the base for five days of outreach, learning and fun, the event's director said.

  • Army Now - Self Defense Class in Germany

    Aug 15, 2012

  • Army Now - Maj. Gen. Hogg Visits Sierra Leone

    Aug 15, 2012

    USARAF military mentors worked alongside Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces as they completed training for an upcoming deployment.

  • Army Now - Renovating Ukranian School

    Aug 15, 2012

    Renovation of a Ukrainian school in Starychi.

  • Army Now - Ft. Bliss Soldiers maintain their physical fitness

    Aug 14, 2012

    Ft. Bliss Soldiers maintain their physical fitness at all hours of the day and night in order to stay combat ready.

  • Army Now - Newest evolution in methods to diagnose post traumatic stress disorder

    Aug 14, 2012

    Madigan Army Medical center held a conference to discuss the newest evolution in the methods used to diagnose post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Army Now - Food helps support troops

    Aug 14, 2012

    Army cook explains how food helps support troops in Afghanistan

  • Army Now - Best Medic Competition

    Aug 14, 2012

    Sgt. Brian Wright competes in the annual Best Medic Competition at Camp Casey Warrior Base.

  • Photo Essay: On the Road with Secretary McHugh -- Mongolia

    Aug 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducts an official visit to the Mongolian Ministry of Defense to meet with senior officials. Thousands of Mongolian peacekeepers have contributed to world stability over the last 10 years, an impressive contribution for a country of its size. The Mongolian Armed Forces are highly regarded by American Soldiers who have served with them in Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently, approximately 700 troops conduct base security and train the Afghan National Army artillery. In March, Mongolia was designated as the first NATO "partner" under the Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program. McHugh will also observe U.S. service members participating in Exercise Khaan Quest 2012, a regularly scheduled, multinational exercise sponsored by the U.S. Army, Pacific, and hosted annually by the Mongolian Armed Forces.

  • Saving Face

    Aug 14, 2012

    At the 2012 Medical Health System Research Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., high-tech programs and products are being discussed by a multitude of researchers focused on translating futuristic technology into modern-day practice.

  • USACE Galveston District civil engineer makes community proud

    Aug 14, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas - Many would consider growing up in the largely African-American Sunnyside neighborhood south of downtown Houston as rough; however, that didn't stop one resident from taking the community slogan the neighborhood is known for, "Sunnyside Pride," and making his community prouder than ever.

  • Construction of new regional visitor center at Table Rock crosses regional boundaries

    Aug 14, 2012

    When the new visitor center at Table Rock Lake in southwestern Missouri opened on April 27, 2012, it wasn't just another Corps of Engineers visitor center, but one that would have a significant, positive impact on the entire White River Watershed and the Ozark Mountain region in both Missouri and Arkansas. The road to get the visitor center to its grand opening was several years in the making. In 2007, St. Louis District's Jim Hill did a six-month detail at Table Rock Lake, where he served as the Deputy Operations Project Manager. While there, he worked with the Dewey Short Visitor Center Project Delivery Team to develop a plan to redesign their existing visitor center.

  • Military partners with civilians for trauma care

    Aug 22, 2012

    At the 2012 Military Health System Research Symposium, an overriding philosophy is that strong partnerships lead to successful research.

  • Week of the Eagles Basketball Tournament

    Aug 14, 2012

    The Screaming Eagles Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), compete in a basketball tournament, Aug. 13., part of Week of the Eagles. The seven day event host competitions and activities to promote physical fitness, Soldiering skills and esprit de corps throughout the division's brigades.

  • Week of the Eagles Run held for fallen but not forgotten Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2012

    During this Week of the Eagles 2012, the Run for the Fallen event was held at the Sabalauski Air Assault School, Aug. 11, 2012, bringing Soldiers, veterans and family members together to remember.

  • McDonald nurse among 'unsung heroes' to receive DAISY award

    Aug 14, 2012

    MCDONALD ARMY HEALTH CENTER, JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, VA -- Valerie L. Hicks was recently honored as one of the Health Center's top nurses.

  • Chaplains provide Task Force-51 with Religious Support

    Aug 15, 2012

    Through the years, U.S. Army chaplains have provided soldiers with spiritual support in the battlefield and back home. In that tradition, chaplains and chaplain's assistants assigned to U.S. Army North, based out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas, will assist Task Force-51 in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident inside the continental United States. TF-51 is a collaborative effort between military and civilian agencies to assist state and federal responders in saving lives, mitigating damage and helping those in need.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Takes First Drill at a New Technical Training Program

    Aug 15, 2012

    On-the-job training takes a back seat to a new training program designed for entry-level sheet metal mechanics at the Corpus Christi Army Depot.

  • 5 and 10 kilometers run is fun

    Aug 16, 2012

    Go figure, one of the most competitive five and ten kilometer races at Fort Campbell is a called a Fun Run. They are both a timed team event, in which the outcome depends on an individual's performance. Each brigade within the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has representing teams for each race. The teams met up on the Sunday morning of Aug. 12 at Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School and put on display all of that hard work and physical training they've invested in for this 'fun' competition.

  • Army Cyber leadership talks future of cyberspace with Maryland Senator

    Aug 14, 2012

  • U.S. Army Cyber Command leadership presents at AFCEA TechNet Forces East

    Aug 14, 2012

  • 30-year career comes to a close

    Aug 14, 2012

    Command chaplain retires in ceremony

  • Ordnance bids farewell to Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Aug 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad, Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major, during a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony Aug. 10, at Whittington Parade Field on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Syracuse University and Fort Drum participate in "Operation Orange Partnership"

    Aug 14, 2012

    Syracuse University football players will spend a week at Fort Drum partnering with Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division for their summer training camp.

  • Fort Drum hosts Syracuse University football team for preseason camp

    Aug 14, 2012

    Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division will host the Syracuse University "Orange" football team, Aug. 12-19, at the post's Sleigh Field, after being contacted by the university looking to accomplish its preseason training with a military feel. The Syracuse "Orange" will conduct football practices as well as engaging in military-specific training during their weeklong stay that will end with a public scrimmage open to Soldiers and their families.

  • HIRED! teens gain cataloging experience at the Museum Support Building

    Aug 14, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Two high school students are learning more about history and gaining work experience as apprentices at the Museum Support Building.

  • Installation town hall meeting highlights upcoming events, post improvements

    Aug 14, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Hundreds of Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members attended the installation town hall at the Post Theater Aug. 2, to receive updates from post leaders.

  • ROTC seeks qualified enlisted Soldiers who want to become officers

    Aug 15, 2012

    "Operation Officership" is seeking applicants for the Green-to-Gold program.

  • Artillery unit qualifies on Paladin

    Dec 4, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery fine turned their skills on the M109A6 Paladin during a battalion level certification and live-fire exercise at Fort Sill, Okla., July 24, 2012.

  • Natick's Sanborn will be garrison CSM at Bagram

    Aug 27, 2012

    Dave Sanborn, chief of Master Planning at Natick Soldier Systems Center and an Army Reservist, will be the new garrison command sergeant major at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Task Force Hurricane paves way for new U.S. retrograde facility

    Aug 21, 2012

    Soldiers from Task Force Hurricane use dozers and scrapers to prepare a stable foundation on which to build Camp John Pratt, a future U.S. Army retrograde point named after fallen Warrant Officer John C. Pratt, Aug. 12, 2012.

  • Why We Serve: Spc. Roberto Ramirez and Spc. Taulago Pritchard

    Aug 14, 2012

    Two friends, two cultures, one common goal.

  • Water production team essential to mission success

    Aug 15, 2012

    A team of highly qualified Sailors here are currently maintaining the vital process of nanofiltration that enables groundwater from Parwan province to be utilized in the day-to-day operations of the Detention Facility in Parwan.

  • DOL stockpiles effectiveness

    Aug 14, 2012

    Material handlers and other employees from the Directorate of Logistics warehouse on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall operate the facility with smoothness and efficiency. Located in Bldg. 205, on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH the warehouse is a busy operation and is filled with everything from snow shovels and ice melt to Soldier's uniforms and sleeping systems.

  • FMWR Rents offers a wide variety of services

    Aug 14, 2012

    FORT HUACHCUA, Ariz. - Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rents offers Soldiers and other military affiliated personnel the chance to do something different with their days off.

  • Corps recreation areas on Hartwell Lake open to hunters

    Aug 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hartwell Lake Office will open 15 of its larger recreation areas to archery and small game hunting during the regular 2012-2013 state hunting season. Hunting regulations and license requirements set by the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Natural Resources apply. Information on regulations is available from state wildlife offices.

  • MICC awards $326 million to small business in July

    Aug 14, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than $326 million in contracts were awarded to small businesses throughout the nation for the month of July by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Whirlwind of operations centers on single joint engineer command

    Aug 14, 2012

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David L. Weeks, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Joint Task Force Empire commanding general (left), U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commanding general of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (center), and U.S. Navy Capt. Kathryn A. Donovan, 22nd Naval Construction Regiment commodore, discuss operations before the transfer of authority ceremony between the 22nd NCR and the 411th En. Bde. at Kandahar Airfield, July 31.

  • Ravens treat military to a day at training camp

    Aug 14, 2012

    Military District of Washington servicemembers and their Families took a Saturday off from their missions to watch the Baltimore Ravens prepare for their next mission -- the 2012-2013 National Football League season and another run at a Super Bowl championship Aug. 4.

  • Afghan forces lead mission to secure Afghanistan's Highway 1

    Aug 15, 2012

    The 300-mile stretch of Afghanistan's Highway 1, between Kabul and Kandahar, is the main focus of the area's Afghan National Security Forces and Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force 173rd.

  • Starkville, Miss., native takes command of HHC 223rd Engineer Battalion

    Aug 14, 2012

    Mississippi National Guardsmen Capt. Antwann Evans, Starkville, Miss. native, took command of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 223rd Engineer Battalion, Mississippi National Guard, during a change of command ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 13.

  • 1433rd Engineer Company remembers Sgt. Kyle McClain

    Aug 14, 2012

    Within weeks of arriving in Afghanistan, the 1433rd Engineer Company lost its first Soldier. While conducting a route clearance mission, Michigan National Guardsmen Sgt. Kyle McClain suffered fatal wounds from an explosion Aug. 1.

  • Corps of Engineers builds to new heights in Germany

    Aug 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and some of its Grafenwöhr partners harnessed in and swung, ascended, traversed and balanced their way across several roped obstacles as the first to test their agility on the new high ropes course, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony, July 25, 2012.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa teach English, strengthen bonds with local youth community

    Aug 14, 2012

    It is a humid morning in Okinawa and Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group at Torii Station, Japan, make their way inside the Sobe Community Center in Yomitan Village. They welcome the coolness of the air-conditioner and notice the smiles and cheers from local Japanese students who are there to grasp the English language.

  • SMDC plans summer fun for SOS families

    Aug 14, 2012

    Command hosts summer bash for spouses and children of deceased Soldiers

  • Soldiers in transition catch their breath -- underwater

    Aug 22, 2012

    Soldiers from the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Warrior Transition Battalion received their open-water scuba certification, July 22, 2012, as part of an ongoing outreach program supported by non-military organizations.

  • Idols rock South Korea, admiration mutual

    Aug 13, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- It was a love affair between Idols and their fans. Eight top American Idol finishers from the past three seasons brought their brand of Hollywood entertainment here for the troops, civilian employees and their families a mere 11 miles from the DMZ. Idol favorites Creighton Fraker, Jen Hirsh, Jovany Javier, Ashthon Jones, Aaron Marcellus, John Wayne Schulz, Lauren Turner and Rachel Zevita gave as much as they got during the Idols World Tour performance.

  • American Idols thank Yongsan Community

    Aug 13, 2012

    Former contestants of American Idol, the popular television show, toured several U.S. Army Garrisons around the world to thank troops for their service overseas. On USAG Yongsan, the team was invited to sing for the Community here, Aug. 11.

  • Soldier Show technicians get the chance to dance

    Aug 13, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- When Staff Sgt. Kent Powell Smith III auditioned last summer to join this year's U.S. Army Soldier Show cast as a performer, the show chose him to serve as a technician instead. But when push came to shove, fate ultimately opted to put him out on the stage.

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