Archive: Sep 2012

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  • Applied Optics celebrates golden anniversary

    Sep 10, 2012

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Applied Optics, the peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Optical Society of America that includes articles emphasizing applications-centered research in optics. Topic areas in the journal range from optical technology to information processing to lasers, photonics and environmental optics.

  • Engineering majors take on steel, masonry, wood projects during 4th annual Structures Day

    Sep 6, 2012

    Cadets apply hands-on learning to Project Trowel, Hammer and Wrench (WEST POINT, N.Y.) Forty-five Class of 2013 cadets majoring in civil engineering participated in the fourth annual Structures Projects Day Aug. 28, conducted through the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Fort Rucker events celebrate life

    Sep 6, 2012

    As suicide rates in the Army continue at high levels, the post offers events that celebrate life, educate and build camaraderie during Suicide Prevention Month in September.

  • ASA(ALT)'s September Significant Accomplishment PEO Ammunition's Ms. Deanna Berthod

    Sep 6, 2012

  • Turner wraps up tenure as command's top enlisted leader

    Sep 6, 2012

    After six years with Cadet Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Hershel Turner will hand over his responsibilities Friday to Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Howard.

  • Unit FedEx shipping changes announced

    Sep 6, 2012

    The Army has changed the way it funds overnight shipping for individual units.

  • Civil-Military Operations expert encourages West Point cadets to think globally, jointly

    Sep 7, 2012

    The West Point Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations hosted its first guest lecture Aug. 23, 2012, for cadets enrolled in the Center for Enhanced Performance's Information Literacy and Critical Thinking course.

  • Nutritionist provides Soldiers, Families tips for healthy living

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The reminders are everywhere. Magazines, movies and TV, and shopping malls send messages that people should wear a certain size or weigh a certain amount.

  • Bamberg chaplain recounts service on 9/11, days following

    Sep 6, 2012

    Like most Americans, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Joanne Martindale remembers where she was on Sept. 11, 2001, but she also has vivid memories of where she spent the next month and a half. Martindale, the deployment support chaplain in Bamberg, was a chaplain in the New Jersey National Guard on 9/11 and was activated that day. She said she spent Sept. 11 notifying families of the deaths of loved ones in the World Trade Center and then spent the next 45 days at the heart of the recovery and clean-up effort. Martindale said she received a phone call telling her she had been activated shortly after arriving at her job as director of chaplaincy at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey and hearing about the terrorist attacks.

  • Changes to gates coming

    Sep 6, 2012

    On Oct. 1, Fort Jackson will transition its security guard force from contractors to federal employees. This change will require adjustments to the installation's access procedures.

  • Ride the River offers Soldiers, Families fun-filled history lessons

    Sep 6, 2012

    CLAYTON, N.Y. -- History and heritage are rarely this much fun.

  • Nation's resolve, resilience remain strong

    Sep 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson will remember the victims of 9/11 in a ceremony 9 a.m., Tuesday in front of Post Headquarters.

  • SMA Biorgaphy - Sept. 6, 2012

    Sep 6, 2012

    SMA Biorgaphy - Sept. 6, 2012

  • 1-61 CAV, 4th BCT and 7-17th CAV, 159th CAB conduct Air Ground Integration Training

    Nov 30, -0001

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

  • Labor Day Festival 2012: Thousands take part as Area I says so long to summer

    Sep 6, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Warrior Country put work on hold Aug. 31 to celebrate Labor Day with a festival on Camp Casey. Almost 5,000 Soldiers, civilians and family members took part in the annual event.

  • N.C. Guard Soldier runs 100 miles in honor of fallen comrades

    Sep 6, 2012

    A lone runner pushed herself through desert heat and dust to finish her 24-hour quest: 100 miles in remembrance of fellow Soldiers who have died in the war on terror.

  • Smalls is one big sustainer

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Maj. Gen. Robert Smalls, an Army logistic support vessel operating here, is the busiest it has ever been since arriving one year ago. It recently returned from a multi-week sail in the region to deliver and pickup cargo. The Smalls is one of only a handful of Army logistics vessels called "LSVs" operating in the region, and is a crucial part of the 113th Sustainment Brigade's multi-modal transportation plan to move equipment and resources throughout Central Command's area of operations by sea, ground and air.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade hosts NCO Induction Ceremony

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 113th Sustainment Brigade hosted a noncommissioned officers induction ceremony here June 7 for 63 new sergeants. The ceremony was attended by command sergeants major from the brigade and its higher commands. More than 200 guests watched as the soldiers were welcomed into the ranks of the NCO corps.

  • Steel Justice: the 113th Sustainment Brigade's judge advocates

    Nov 30, -0001

    Maj. Danny Britt, the 113th Sustainment Brigade's staff judge advocate, or senior attorney, runs a section of seasoned law professionals and first timers in military justice here.

  • 1462nd Transportation Company conducts drivers training for units in Kuwait

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of Michigan National Guard's 1462nd Transportation Company, 113th Sustainment Brigade, recently trained soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division and Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Engineer Battalion, on the M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter, or HET, during an eight day course held at Camp Arifjan.

  • Forging Steel: The nine month transformation of Spc. Dean Johnson into a steel warrior.

    Nov 30, -0001

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait: August 1, 2012. Ninety-four pounds and two promotions in nine-months; Specialist Dean Johnson, of the 113th Sustainment Brigade's S3 section and a resident of Siler City, N.C. "He has been an inspiration to his fellow Soldiers and a true steel warrior," said Johnson's supervisor, Sgt. Talisha Moore.

  • Retiree returns to visit Okinawa 55 years after first of three tours there

    Sep 13, 2012

    TORII STATON, Okinawa (Sept. 14, 2012) -- Fifty-five years, ago a young Soldier came to Okinawa for the first of three tours. Late last month, he returned here to reconnect with relatives of his late wife and help his daughter gain an appreciation for the culture and traditions of the Japanese island.

  • Zama American High School 'on right track' to regain full accreditation, principal says

    Sep 6, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 6, 2012) -- Zama American High School is on the right track in regard to the numerous improvements that have been made there since its accreditation was put on probationary status last April, the school's principal said here Wednesday.

  • Soldiers give time, hugs to children with heart conditions

    Sep 6, 2012

    It's not always about recruiting for four Sacramento recruiters who usually spend their time looking for Future Soldiers. In early August, the recruiters volunteered at the annual "When I Grow Up" event for children with heart conditions.....

  • 414th Contracting Support Brigade deploys to support Southern Accord 2012

    Sep 6, 2012

    As training for Southern Accord 2012 commenced, members of the 414th Contracting Support Brigade deployed and provided contracting support and more in support of the U.S. Africa Command joint exercise.

  • Bagram school graduates first class of Afghan children

    Sep 6, 2012

    Forty-three Afghan children became the first class to graduate from the Cat in the Hat Language Arts Center at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2012.

  • Teachers become students at NSRDEC

    Sep 6, 2012

    Teachers became students again for a few days this summer as they raced and recorded data for Lego robots or studied dimensions of golf balls and designed their own simulations at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center through "Materials World Modules" training.

  • Merritt's morsels make many merry

    Sep 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- The Food Channel promotes Paula Deen, Rachel Ray and others as its wellknown cooking personalities. The Army Contracting Command's answer is Sandy Merritt.

  • Spotlight on...Andrew Cabral

    Sep 5, 2012

    Safety intern grateful to serve war fighters

  • ACC now offers multi-level contracting training

    Sep 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- For contracting specialists, training is not an option. Contracting personnel are required to obtain Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certification and an additional 80 hours of continuous learning points every two years.

  • Yongsan Job fair offers employment opportunities

    Sep 5, 2012

    Looking for a job? About to retire? Just moved to Korea? U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service is planning to hold a job fair to help you through the transition process. Frank D. Jackson, employment readiness program manager for USAG Yongsan's ACS, explained that everyone with access to the post would be invited to find out about job employment opportunities being offered for Servicemembers and Families moving in and out of the Korean peninsula.

  • Iron Brigade motorcyclist ride safely during safety ride

    Sep 6, 2012

    Approximately 50 'Iron Brigade' Soldiers went on a 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Motorcycle Safety Ride, beginning at their East Fort Bliss-based headquarters building and finishing at El Paso's Ascarate Park, Aug. 30.

  • Career comes to a close after 40 years

    Sep 14, 2012

    Norven Goddard retires with more than 40 years of service

  • Medical Exercise 2012, Japan

    Sep 5, 2012

    This year's scenario demonstrated the U.S. commitment and partnership with Japan by showcasing, USARPAC's mass casualty capabilities during a significant event which could pose a serious medical crisis.

  • MICC awards $200 million to small business in August

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. small businesses throughout the nation benefitted from the award of more than $200 million in contracts during the month of August by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • North Dakota Guard, tribes dedicate Lakota helicopter

    Sep 6, 2012

    More than 500 people showed up Sept. 4, 2012, to dedicate the North Dakota Army National Guard's newest helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota, at a ceremony which included a tribal blessing of the aircraft.

  • Eagle Dustoff stands ready to serve

    Sep 6, 2012

    The four aircraft formed a perfect line, then parted ways and danced delicately into individual parking places Saturday at Fort Campbell, Ky. The trip was over, and the Medevac crews were ready to begin what was left of their 4-day weekend. Within only hours of notification, eight crews of Eagle Dustoff (Company C, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) traveled to Fort Rucker, Ala., Thursday. They were staged for potential search-and-rescue missions, ready to assist at a moment's notice. With the National Guard and the other government agencies in place, the Medevac crews were not needed and returned home. Response time can mean the difference between life and death, and the Army excels at rehearsing for all kinds of emergencies.

  • GEN Via Finds Unmatched Capabilities and Empowered Workforce at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Sep 6, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) welcomes the new commander of the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC), four-star General Dennis L. Via, during his inaugural tour, 5 Sep 2012.

  • Soldier helps others after sister's death

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but it's never too early to shed light on the subject for one Fort Lee Soldier.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear Fort Lee Soldier's case

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a Fort Lee Soldier's dispute with his Scottish-born wife over custody of their 5-year-old child.

  • USACE Galveston District assists in the Texas Gulf Coast restoration initiative

    Sep 5, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 5, 2012) -- The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, which generates 19 percent of the nation's waterborne commerce, creates millions of jobs and pumps billions of dollars each year into the nation's economy.

  • U.S., Afghan Soldiers bond through training

    Sep 5, 2012

    As the U.S. eyes a 2014 withdrawal date from Afghanistan, a big push is under way to prepare Afghan forces to assume the nation's lead security role. Fort Benning is playing a key part in that. Afghan and American Soldiers are not only fighting alongside each other, they're also attending the same schools and courses together at installations across the United States, which is strengthening the strategic partnership, Maneuver Center of Excellence officials said.

  • 14 Seconds: Pilot uses experience, quick thinking during aviation accident

    Sep 5, 2012

    Every second counts.

  • State representative hosts Family forum

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Setp. 5, 2012) -- Virginia Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Terrie Suit hosted a military Family roundtable discussion here Aug. 30 at the Regimental Club.

  • Army advances networking, force-tracking technologies

    Sep 6, 2012

    The Army is preparing to send its next-generation "Blue Force Tracking 2" force-locating technology to Afghanistan. The system is faster and more efficient than its predecessor in providing important data to Soldiers who are on the move in combat, service officials said.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post showed its Theater Army capability in the Republic of Korea, Aug 14-30, 2012, during Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

  • ACC-RI employees perform well on NCMA certification test

    Sep 5, 2012

    Quad Cities NCMA chapter announced 83 percent of ACC-RI employees passed NCMA certification test.

  • Wounded warriors build 'resilience' during weekend fishing excursion

    Sep 7, 2012

    Wounded warriors developed closer friendships, stronger self-esteem and a brighter outlook on life -- all tools in building individual resilience -- and brought home several pounds of bass during a three-day outing on Lake Lanier in Georgia..

  • Quartermaster Corps welcome new commander

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- Command of the Quartermaster School and Corps changed hands in a ceremony Aug. 30 at the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field.

  • 4th MEB Soldier competes in 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Soldiers transport cargo during night time operations

    Sep 5, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (August 30, 2012) - Soldiers with the 25th Transportation Company transported cargo and multi-class items to Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan on August 30, 2012.

  • Kick, punch, slam: Soldiers learn Level II Army Combatives

    Sep 5, 2012

    Thirty-one Soldiers from across Fort Leonard Wood, in a variety of jobs and units, came together for 3rd Chemical Brigade's Level II Combatives Training. The two-week course would give them experience at Level II, and give them the skills to instruct combatives in their unit.

  • ACC-APG employees compete, win Arizona Olympics

    Sep 5, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.-- Members of the Army Contracting Command --Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., proved they're not only winners in the acquisition arena, but are also winners on the sports field.

  • Education Shura

    Nov 30, -0001

    A shura was held to discuss issues of education for the Arghandab District for the upcoming school year. School children know how hard classes can be, but they probably don't know how hard it is to ensure classes are even held. Army Sgt. Matt Kuzara was at an education shura in the Arghandab District that sought to make sure that the schools opened on time.

  • Fort Bliss' Mendoza Clinic gets first commander

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center has become the first outpatient primary care facility on Fort Bliss to transition to a formal command structure. Col. Marc Caouette, a former enlisted Army medic and now a 27-year Army commissioned officer, was named the first commander of the Mendoza clinic during an Aug. 30 ceremony. The command structure is expected to eventually expand to include all empanelled primary care facilities and services offered at Fort Bliss. "Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be entrusted with the command of a medical treatment facility," Caouette said, "certainly not (commander of) the largest freestanding primary care clinic in the Army."

  • WBAMC sets sights on laser eye clinic

    Sep 5, 2012

    It's no guarantee that they won't need glasses. But laser eye surgery has Army Soldiers lining up for a chance to leave behind their gas mask inserts and enjoy a day at the range without glasses sliding down their sweaty noses. "There's no such thing as perfect vision," said Frances Sanchez, clinic supervisor of the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. And so a laser eye operation is no guarantee of a life without spectacles -- especially as patients age. "But a large majority of laser-eye surgery patients go on to function without glasses," said Lt. Col. Daniel Washburn, chief of the WRESP at William Beaumont. WBAMC is in the process of opening its own Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Clinic -- one of a dozen offered to Army personnel throughout the country.

  • Currahees receive 1st female chaplain

    Sep 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Chaplain (Cpt.) Delana I. Small, with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012 and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • For Soldiers of all sizes, engineer ensures the right mask

    Sep 5, 2012

    An ill-fitting chemical-biological protective mask could expose Soldiers to potentially lethal hazards during combat.

  • Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes

    Sep 6, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Message to the IMCOM Workforce From Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter and Cmd. Sgt.

    Sep 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ - The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team.

  • Senior leaders combat hazing

    Sep 5, 2012

  • National Suicide Prevention Month: Suicide Prevention in the Army

    Sep 5, 2012

    September is Suicide Prevention Month. The theme for these years observance is A Healthy Force is a Ready Force

  • Soldiers search for shipping containers in Afghanistan

    Sep 6, 2012

    Two National Guard Soldiers from the 113th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Kuwait, where they received a unique Afghanistan mission -- locate lost shipping containers.

  • Prevent Soldier suicides

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Learn and Live! National Preparedness Month

    Sep 5, 2012

    Every September, the Army observes National Preparedness Month, emphasizing the importance of fostering a culture of preparedness to strengthen Soldiers and their families' ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all emergencies.

  • A Sentinel's last watch

    Nov 7, 2012

    For the past four Christmases, Sgt. John Baker left his wife and son to spend the holiday with three strangers he never knew much about, not even their names. Baker is a Tomb Sentinel, a small group of Soldiers entrusted to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Sharing his holidays with the Unknowns is a small sacrifice. ker, Tomb Sentinel, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), paid his final respects to the Unknowns, Aug. 31, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • NCOs getting back barracks oversight

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Alaska Soldiers train 'down under'

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska trudged through streams, rope-climbed steep gullies and low crawled through the jungle as they trained in northeast Australia.

  • Women's Equality Day Celebrated at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 5, 2012

  • First MP in 11 years earns Tomb Badge

    Sep 5, 2012

    Sgt. Erik McGuire officially joined the ranks of the Tomb Sentinels, Aug. 30, when he became the first military police in 11 years to earn The Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge.

  • U.S. Army Europe observes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 5, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Since the Army designated September as Suicide Prevention Month, U.S. Army Europe will take the opportunity to educate personnel on risk factors and warning signs, and raise awareness and understanding of the joint effort required to successfully eliminate suicide within the ranks.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade Medical Officer earns top leadership award

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Medical Command selected Capt. Jacqueline Brinson, a member of North Carolina National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade, as this year's Army National Guard recipient of the Capt. John R. Teal Leadership Award. The award is named in honor of John Teal; the first medical officer killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Schweinfurt's commander addresses closure at All Hands

    Sep 5, 2012

    The garrison commander spoke Aug. 6 at an all hands meeting to address issues and rumors surrounding a base transformation that will see Schweinfurt's eventual drawdown and closure by 2014.

  • Message to the IMCOM Workforce from LTG Mike Ferriter and CSM Earl Rice

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team.

  • McGuiness says goodbye to Natick

    Sep 5, 2012

    Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness left an indelible mark on Natick Soldier Systems Center in his 16 months as its senior commander, which come to an end with his Sept. 14 change-of-responsibility ceremony.

  • US Army Chaplain "Always Faithful" to fellow Marines

    Sep 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Chaplain, Capt. David Harvey, is connected to the "Devil Dogs" of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in more ways than one.

  • IRT mission changes life of Vietnam veteran

    Nov 30, -0001

    A Vietnam veteran expressed his gratitude to military members participating in an Innovative Readiness Training mission Alabama Care 2012 Friday at a Selma medical clinic here. Joseph Stoudenmeyer, a Vietnam veteran from Selma found himself homeless and without a job in May, but shortly after receiving free medical care and chaplaincy assistance through the IRT mission Alabama Care 2012, landed a new job and a home.

  • Chilean Joint Staff Visit

    Sep 5, 2012

    Members of the Chilean military toured the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region Joint Operations Center to evaluate command and control best practices used by the command at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • USAWC stability publication on the street

    Sep 5, 2012

    Army Doctrine Publication ADP 3-07 and Army Doctrine Reference Publication ADRP 3-07, Stability, posted September 1, 2012.

  • 5th Signal Commander promoted to Brigadier General

    Sep 5, 2012

    CLAY KASERNE, Wiesbaden, Germany (Sep. 4, 2012) -- Brigadier General Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general, 5th Signal Command, was promoted to brigadier general during a promotion ceremony Sept. 4 in the Community Activity Center here.

  • Yongsan Community shows off Open Mic Night talent

    Sep 5, 2012

    United States Army Garrison Yongsan Community was given the opportunity to show off their talent during Open Mic Night held here, Aug. 31. This event was hosted by BOSS (Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers) at the R&R Bar & Grill.

  • 870th assumes control of route clearance operations from the 883rd

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 870th Engineer Company assumed control of route clearance operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan from the 883rd Route Clearance Company in a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Aug. 23.

  • Community members share coupons and coffee

    Sep 5, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- It is half past noon at the Java Café on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. The smell of fresh brewed coffee fills the air as sounds from the espresso machine and milk foamer mix with the blender crushing ice.

  • Proactive moves key to garrison's updated closure timeline

    Sep 5, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- When Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Kibbey arrived in Mannheim last November, the morning show radio announcer heard his unit, American Forces Network-Europe, was moving to Sembach Kaserne.

  • 'Spirit of Samurai' prevails during weeklong medical exercise in Japan

    Sep 5, 2012

    SAGAMI DEPOT, Japan (Sept. 5, 2012) -- When a small unit is tagged to provide service and support for a week for more than 200 Soldiers and Airmen, it can seem like an arduous task to accomplish.

  • Johnson: Ulchi Freedom Guardian increases readiness

    Sep 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army's operational-level commander in South Korea said exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian improved Eighth Army's mission readiness to serve as a joint and combined operational headquarters.

  • Army scientists demonstrate rapid detection of nerve agents

    Sep 5, 2012

    Scientists at U.S. Army Research Laboratory use photoacoustics for a low-cost, easy-to-use method to quickly and accurately detect one of about 12 common, deadly gasses at trace levels. This fundamental proof of concept reported on leads to better nerve agent protection.

  • 10th Mountain Division mortar crews test new equipment

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in testing of the new One Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Aug. 14-24, 2012, at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Brenda S. Armstrong

    Sep 5, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Brenda S. Armstrong

  • Special Reaction Team

    Sep 5, 2012

    For these military police Soldiers part of a group of 26 Soldiers from units in Korea, the 25th Inf. Div., the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment command, and the Directorate of Emergency Services, Hawaii, the last thing on their mind is how they are just training or their graduation as Special Reaction Team members later in the week, here, on Aug 24. They focus on their mission; distractions are for Soldiers not ready for the brutal realities of the SRT, the Army's equivalent of a SWAT team. A unit that stands ready to rapidly engage in hostage situations, conduct drug stings and provide an added level of firepower and skill sets to the Military Police mission.

  • Disaster drill strengthens bilateral relationship between U.S. Army, local community

    Sep 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Japan's participation in the Sagamihara City Disaster Drill, Sept. 2, 2012, at Fuchinobe Park in Sagamihara, Japan, helped maintain a strong relationship with the local community in case of a disaster, officials said.

  • DLNR and Corps of Engineers sign agreement to kick-off West Maui "Ridge To Reef" initiative

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Honolulu District (Corps) signed a $3 million cost-share agreement today to develop a watershed plan to support the West Maui "Ridge to Reef" Initiative. The Initiative is one of the first efforts in the state to implement a comprehensive management strategy to address impacts to coral reefs across multiple watersheds. The watershed plan will be funded 75-percent by the Corps and 25-percent by DLNR.

  • Alaska Soldiers train 'Down Under'

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska's 2nd Engineer Brigade, along with 36 other U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers, participated in the 12-day Australian Army Junior Leader Jungle Training Course, from July 30 to Aug. 10, 2012, in the jungles of the Australian Combat Training Center in the country's northeastern state.

  • USAHC-SB Soldiers named 2012 PRMC Best Medics

    Apr 5, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two of U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks' Medical Company medics took first place in the 2012 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition held Aug. 28-30, here.

  • SAGAMI DEPOT, Sagamihara, Japan. -- When you're tagged to provide service and support to more than

    Sep 4, 2012

    SAGAMI DEPOT, Sagamihara, Japan. -- When you're tagged to provide service and support to more than 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the United States Army Pacific Command, Army Reserve and National Guard it can seem like a tough and arduous task to accomplish.

  • Rifleman Radio, Nett Warrior increase situational awareness in field

    Sep 6, 2012

    During training in New Mexico the last week of August, Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, learned the benefits of having the Rifleman Radio and Nett Warrior systems with them in the field.

  • 'Golden Hour Box' developer reflects on career

    Sep 5, 2012

    One of the men who helped to invent a "box" that could save lives on the battlefield said he joined the Army for "three years -- tops." That was 31 years ago.

  • Currahees prepare for Eagle Flight III

    Sep 4, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, started a transition point in their training as elements of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, "White Currahee", began rehearsals for the brigade's upcoming Eagle Flight III, a company level walk-and-shoot, on August 28, 2012 at Son Drop Zone, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 'Samurai' spirit prevails during MEDEX 12

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion supported more than 200 active, Reserve and Guard personnel in Japan who were taking part in U.S. Army Pacific's 2012 Medical Exercise.

  • Couples learn new language, how to fill love tanks at retreat

    Sep 4, 2012

    Three years ago, a young couple struck out to begin a life together with the hope of happiness amid all the challenges that faced them. One deployment and a permanent change of station later, their marriage is one signature away from ending.

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