Archive: Sep 2012

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  • Former Fort Riley civilian becomes Soldier to better serve

    Sep 4, 2012

    Two years ago, Spc. Rosy Lewis worked as a civilian on Fort Riley, Kan., as a human resource representative. After much thought, Lewis decided that to provide the best service to Soldiers, she would need to serve as one.

  • 2012 Arts and Crafts Contest Winners Announced

    Sep 4, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Winners of the 2012 Army Arts and Crafts contest were recently announced by the Community Recreation program of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate (G9). The winners were chosen from among accomplished and novice artists who are authorized patrons of Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs on installations around the world.

  • Boats, surveys teach soldiers life skills during retreat

    Sep 4, 2012

    Everyone has been there. Frustrated with that person in the office or at home because they don't see things your way or they just seem to push your buttons.

  • CJTF-HOA members deliver 'care' to orphanage

    Sep 5, 2012

    Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Soldiers, forward-deployed to Ethiopia, delivered care packages to a local orphanage, Sept. 2, 2012.

  • Natick commander hosts final town hall

    Sep 4, 2012

    In his final town hall meeting as senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness reminded the NSSC workforce Aug. 30 of their special role in the Department of Defense.

  • Former Army cadet wins Paralympic silver

    Sep 5, 2012

    Former U.S. Military Academy cadet Jennifer Schuble won a silver medal in the 500-meter time trial paracycling event, Sept. 1, 2012, at the Olympic Park's Velodrome in London.

  • US, Kazakhstan governments celebrate opening of canine training center to combat narcotics trafficki

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    Representatives from the U.S. and Kazakhstan governments celebrated the opening of the regional canine training center at the Border Guard Academy in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Aug. 11.

  • Upgrade to first increment of Army's tactical network to improve interoperability

    Oct 9, 2012

    As the Army prepares to begin fielding the on-the-move capabilities of its tactical communications network, it is executing upgrades to the current network backbone in order to increase the interoperability and commonality of current and future network increments.

  • ANA MP Division recognizes U.S. Soldiers for training assistance

    Sep 4, 2012

    U.S. Army Spc. Chad A. Liljequist (right), operations specialist, Task Force Tarheel, receives an award from Maj. Gen. Marjan Shuja (left), deputy commander, Afghan National Army Detention Operations Command, for assisting in training the Afghan soldiers in the ANA operations office, August 30, 2012

  • Emergency response exercise tests First Army

    Sep 4, 2012

  • Vicenza rolls out Total Army Sponsorship Program

    Sep 5, 2012

    Scores of Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, crowded into the post theater Aug. 22 to be briefed on their roles in implementing the Total Army Sponsorship Program. They were not the first and will certainly not be the last, as the Army rolls out the congressionally mandated TASP across the force. "There's work to be done and we're going to do it," said Pam Hammerle of Army Community Service, who briefed the Soldiers on the importance, roles and responsibilities of sponsorship.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • Dry skin: Stop that itching!

    Sep 4, 2012

    Do you have the sort of dry, itchy skin that makes you feel like you're infested with fleas, that keeps you awake at night and miserably raking your skin with a back scratcher? If the itching weren't bad enough, a dry skin problem can be more than just a superficial issue. You could be giving all sorts of bacteria a way in that can lead to more serious problems. Let's put down the back scratcher and figure out what's really causes dry skin.

  • Fruits and Veggies Month--More Matters

    Sep 4, 2012

    As the warm weather slowly fades away, we all think about how to keep the healthy feeling of summer a little longer. Cooler weather and shorter days can take a toll on our immune system. Research shows that one way to stay strong is to continue to enjoy plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. September is "National Fruits and Veggies--More Matters" month. This is a great time to make the transition from summer's fresh peaches and blueberries to the delicious pears, plums and grapes of the fall.

  • Ending the stigma of seeking help in the Army

    Sep 4, 2012

    "Stigma refers to a cluster of negative attitudes and beliefs that inadvertently motivate Soldiers and leaders to fear, reject, avoid, and discriminate against military and civilian personnel with mental illnesses," according to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2003) fact sheet entitled "Discrimination & Stigma." Stigma is still widespread in the Army.

  • Building spiritual fitness in Kuwait

    Sep 4, 2012

    Soldiers currently deployed to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, are enduring long hours of training in harsh weather conditions and maintaining readiness for any situation their country needs them. Although the physical exertion and physical strength of a Soldier is clearly seen, spiritual strength is not as easily observed.

  • Spirit of America! History Comes to Life

    Sep 12, 2012

    The 2012 Spirit of America schedule will bring more than 300 active duty Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington to the cities of Greensboro, N.C., and Columbia, S.C., this September.

  • Fuji Firepower demo shows off Japanese defense force's weapons, aircraft capabilities

    Sep 4, 2012

    GOTEMBA CITY, Japan (Sept. 4, 2012) -- The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force displayed its tactical, weapons and aircraft capabilities to the public during the annual Fuji Firepower Demonstration, held Aug. 24 through 26 at the East Fuji Maneuver Area here.

  • 'Butterfly teacher' remembered for her dedication to students, passion for education

    Sep 4, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 31, 2012) -- "Teresa was someone who really cared about the school and students always, and you are never going to find anyone more dedicated than her."

  • Children play, bridge cultural barriers

    Sep 4, 2012

    Living in South Korea affords the children of the U.S. Army community here some unique opportunities, and on a recent Monday it gave them some time with English-speaking children from the host nation.

  • Army Under Secretary embarks to help inter-Service cooperation on USS Truman

    Sep 4, 2012

    Under Secretary Westphal is participating in the Navy's long-standing outreach program to promote inter-Service cooperation in support of Joint Vision 2020, and gain an appreciation for Naval capabilities at sea. The Navy's Sea Embark outreach program enables government and civilian senior leaders the ability to experience first-hand how the Navy contributes to the National Defense strategy and to the stability of the global community.

  • 18th Financial Management Center helps open Afghan bank branch

    Sep 4, 2012

    Direct deposit and online banking, including using a smart-phone, is a common occurrence for many U.S. service members, but for members of the Afghan National Police simply getting paid can mean putting their life at risk.

  • A Fighting Spirit Brings America's Warriors to London's Paralympics Story

    Sep 6, 2012

    It was a great celebration during the opening ceremony With a nod to science, applause to human ambition, and empowerment, London opened the 2012 Paralympics to an overflowing Olympic Stadium and welcomed the world in brilliant fashion.

  • Missouri man sheds more than 100 pounds to enlist, graduate basic training

    Sep 4, 2012

    Pvt. David L. West II, who graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, 2012, lost more than 100 pounds to join the Army Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Army has designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joins the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, 2012, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

  • 'King of Battle' reigns at Fort Bragg

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Field Artillery, in Army lingo, is known as the "King of Battle." The 82nd Airborne Division's 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne) looked to maintain their place on the throne as they took to the field last week to conduct its first Division Artillery Readiness Test in more than five years.

  • JTAGS Japan Soldiers bring America to life

    Sep 4, 2012

    JTAGS-Japan participates in "American Day" to share culture with local neighbors

  • U.S. Army Japan's 'Rising Sun' newspaper to make its new home online

    Sep 4, 2012

    After a brief but fruitful existence as the latest incarnation of U.S. Army Japan's official command information publication, the Rising Sun newspaper will make a committed, and most would say inevitable, shift into the digital age by becoming an online-exclusive news site.

  • Internet addiction affecting military Families

    Sep 3, 2012

    The Internet quickly became a household staple with promises of globalizing educational research, international communications, global commerce and world-wide entertainment. Despite such progress, in recent years the Internet has been at the root of more and more child abuse cases. According to an expert in forensic pediatrics at Fort Bragg, some parents and guardians have been so obsessed with the Internet that their children were being neglected and abused.

  • Fort Bragg MP officers go head to head

    Sep 3, 2012

    The 16th MP Bde's Best Officer of the Year is an opportunity for officers to prove themselves against their peers in fierce competition by going head to head in events that included an obstacle course, rifle marksmanship, APFT, urban orienteering, an exam and a military board.

  • Paralympic Games motivate U.S. wounded warriors

    Sep 4, 2012

    A group of Europe-based wounded warriors traveled to London to observe the 2012 Paralympic Games and said they are motivated by the athletes.

  • My first deployment: Around Iraq

    Sep 3, 2012

    There I was, at an outpost in a little town called Karma, a suburb of Fallujah. I was the acting company commander for B Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Our commanding officer had gotten hit with a daisy-chained improvised explosive device. He was ok, just in a state of shell shock, he couldn't tell you which way was up or down let alone lead a counter attack and with that Capt. Phil "Gryz" Gryskewicz, a resident of Franklin Pa. and the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) support operations section field services officer in charge, became acting CO as a first lieutenant.

  • Speaker: Women in Army have seen role widen over time

    Sep 4, 2012

    Women over the years have repeatedly disproved unfavorable stereotypes and have gained an ever-expanding role in today's Army, a senior female Soldier said in remarks at an Aug. 21 luncheon held at Camp Red Cloud to mark Women's Equality Day.

  • US Army shows Korean ally how it preserves land

    Sep 12, 2012

    A group of South Korean troops were guests of the U.S. Army in Area I recently for an on-post tour that showed them how the Army helps preserve Korea's environment. It included a look at how Area I "grows" dirt on a land farm.

  • Brig. Gen. Madower and Brig. Gen. Katz visit the DFIP

    Sep 1, 2012

    Canadian Brig. Gen. John Madower, deputy to the deputy chief of staff of communications, International Security Assistance Force, and German Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz, ISAF spokesman, toured the Detention Facility in Parwan August 26, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

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