Archive: Sep 2012

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  • Siblings with European, U.S. infantry brigades reunite in Afghanistan

    Sep 25, 2012

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - - Spc. Brianda Almazan and her big brother, Spc. Jayro Almazan, reunited recently in a pretty unlikely place -- here.

  • Army examines feasibility of integrating 4G LTE with tactical network

    Sep 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army employed a 4G cellular network this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.; this was done to address integration with current network designs and to enable actionable intelligence for dismounted squads.

  • 403rd AFSB participates in Exercise Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2012

    Sep 25, 2012

  • Garrison Leader Course

    Sep 25, 2012

    LTG Michael Ferriter, (foreground) and our own Command Sergeant Major, Keith R. Whitcomb attends a combative work out session while attending the Garrison Leader Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, this past week.

  • APG Senior Management Association holds its quarterly forum at Top of the Bay

    Sep 25, 2012

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Senior Management Association (SMA) met at the Top of the Bay on Aug. 22 to further develop their communication skills and to learn more about APG's Network Enterprise Center.

  • ArmyMOVE! weight loss in Vicenza motivates Soldiers to get healthy, stay fit

    Sep 27, 2012

    ArmyMOVE! weight loss classes can lead to more than a better score on a PT test. The three-part classes, held over the course of a month at the Wellness Center on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, help participants develop better exercise and nutrition habits that lead to a healthier diet, greater strength and flexibility, and a heightened sense of well-being, said Capt. Timothy Eckard, a physical therapist and chief of rehabilitation services at the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Vicenza. Positive results can be achieved and maintained with as little as 250 minutes of exercise per week - that's just a tad over four hours in the course of seven days.

  • All FOBs are not the same

    Sep 25, 2012

    When you ask soldiers about their deployment experience, you might hear about them going down to the PX at Kandahar Airfield or about how they were in the middle of nowhere using water bottles for brushing their teeth, shaving, or using baby wipes for a shower.

  • Area II CPAC holds briefing for military spouses

    Sep 25, 2012

    The Area II Civilian Personnel Advisory Center held an informational briefing for military spouses to provide them with information on obtaining a position with the Federal governments here, Sept. 20. Military spouses were eager to learn about Executive Order 13473, which became effective Sept. 11, 2009.

  • NCO stops short of completing 100-mile Nijmegen march to aid fellow Soldier

    Sep 27, 2012

    Sgt. Matthew Felker chose to aid a fellow Soldier in need rather than earn bragging rights for finishing the Nijmegen March, a grueling four-day event held each summer in The Netherlands.

  • Cone discusses command progress, suicide prevention during town hall

    Sep 25, 2012

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command led a town hall meeting Sept. 13, 2012, at Jacobs Theater on Fort Eustis, Va., where he shared the command's progress over the last year, and held a question-and-answer session with the Soldiers and civilians assigned to TRADOC.

  • Southern Strike III takes swing at enemy forces, supplies

    Sep 25, 2012

    Long after midnight with most residents fast asleep, 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police and International Security Assistance Force members quietly launched their surprise air assault mission in conjunction with Operation Southern Strike III, an Afghan-led mission that took place in Spin Boldak and Takhteh Pol districts of Afghanistan, Sept. 1-9, 2012.

  • Modular Backpack Panel to allow Soldiers to carry heavy, unwieldy loads

    Sep 26, 2012

    Lightening Soldiers' loads has always weighed heavily on Rich Landry's mind. While more and more equipment is being developed to assist them on the battlefield, Landry worries how Soldiers will carry it all over rugged terrain in places such as Afghanistan without incident or injury.

  • Rail Gunners volunteer to help disabled Vet

    Oct 10, 2012

    MORGANS POINT RESORT, Texas -- Despite the cloud cover and the threat of rain, 22 Soldiers from the 41st Fires Brigade, "Rail Gunners," met at lot 14 on Key Wish Drive in Morgan's Point Resort, Texas, to help a fellow brother-in-arms by adding the finishing touches to his new home, Sept. 15.

  • 'Black Jack' hosts Hispanic Observance

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled Howze Auditorium here, to celebrate the Hispanic Culture and its contributions to America.

  • 'Black Jack' assesses new Army training concept

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For almost a decade, the Army's concept of a combined multifarious training exercise is now being tested for the first time here.

  • Soldier prepares for next phase

    Sep 25, 2012

    Ramlakhan medically retires after 14 years of service.

  • Retired CSM Honored with Doughboy Award

    Sep 24, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- On many days you can walk through the halls of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and hear stories of long ago being told to Paratroopers. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Tadeusz Gaweda, the brigade's honorary sergeant major, is telling those stories. Gaweda speaks with an accent that draws you and gives away the fact that must have spent his early life somewhere other than the United States.

  • Memorial Ceremony- Quorn, England

    Sep 24, 2012

    QUORN, England -- It's been more than 68 years since the Paratroopers of 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment were camped at Quorn, England. The 505th PIR used this area to prepare for their third combat jump into the Normandy invasion. They also used it prior to Operation Market Garden, their fourth combat jump and the largest airborne operation of World War II. During their time in England, these Paratroopers became an integral part of the Quorn community. Many married several local women. This was not specific to the 505th PIR, but across the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Veterans relive their war days, SAMC listens to the tale

    Oct 10, 2012

    Old generations of servicemembers met with new when the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Fort Bliss Chapter, joined World War II and Vietnam veterans for a ceremony in honor of former prisoners of war and those still missing in action. It was there at Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home that servicemembers of past and present gathered in respect of a cause that bound them together -- service to their nation.

  • Loadex/Valex/Comex serve as final precombat check before NIE 13.1

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Load Exercise, Validation Exercise, and Communication Exercise, are a tripartite exercise currently underway at the Fort Bliss Integration Motor Pool, that began Sept. 4, and run through Oct. 4, which serve as the final pre-combat check and pre-combat inspection for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, prior to the commencement of Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 25, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • NS-E mission at Sierra Army Depot draws FORSCOM G-4 attention

    Sep 24, 2012

    Maj. Gen. John O'Connor visits Sierra Army Depot to better understand Non Standard-Equipment processing returning from Afghanistan.

  • Singers shoot for the Rising Star

    Sep 24, 2012

    Rising Stars at Fort Hunter Liggett stepped up to the microphone to belt out their favorite songs, and earn a shot at stardom.

  • 'Net Zero' water experts meet to discuss pilot program

    Sep 25, 2012

    Army installations are working on ways to conserve water, from pipe-leak-detection systems, to the use of drought-resistant grasses on post golf courses.

  • Spouses' Club dance creates lasting memories for daddies, daughters

    Sep 24, 2012

    Fort Polk's Spouses' club hosted a father-daughter dance Sept. 14-15. The event helps fund scholarship and other community outreach. The dance created lasting memories for father-daughter duos.

  • Death by PowerPoint dodged by 'killer' comedian's perspective

    Sep 24, 2012

    Fort Polk Soldiers and civilians met a master storyteller Sept. 10-11 at Bayou Theater. Bernie McGrenahan's intimate story of alcohol abuse, denial, suicide and eventual acceptance of responsibility for his actions brought countless laughs, "uh-huhs" and rounds of applause. Billed as one of today's top stand-up comedians, McGrenahan opened his "Happy Hour" comedy tour with, "How many of you men and women have to be here?" Applause resonated throughout the theater. "A mandatory comedy show -- that makes me feel good." The first 30 minutes, comprised purely of entertainment, allowed audience members a chance to unwind and relax.

  • 5/25 FA supports brigade exercise with 'steel rain'

    Sep 24, 2012

    Soldiers of 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, supported a field training exercise by conducting fire missions at Peason Ridge Sept. 15-17. The exercise, which builds upon previous field events, introduced new "wrinkles" into training as the artillerymen were supporting other battalions during their missions.

  • Forward surgical team performs minor procedure

    Sep 24, 2012

    The 250th Forward Surgical Team performed minor surgical procedures during a field training exercise Sept. 21 on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Throughout the week-long exercise, Soldiers of the 250th and 102nd Forward Surgical Teams performed patient care in an austere setting.

  • Patriot Soldiers use old school approach to new age training

    Sep 24, 2012

    Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, trained for an upcoming objective during a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center Sept. 12. Soldiers dug defensive fighting positions in preparation for any attacks by the enemy during training. Staff Sgt. Michael Foster, squad leader for Company B, said he enjoys seeing how well his guys can do maintaining their goals.

  • Sherman tank donated to Fort Polk Museum

    Sep 24, 2012

    Chains, wrenches, pipes, pliers and hammers are just few tools used in most recovery operations and the Soldiers of the 46th Engineer Battalion know them well. Vehicle recovery operation can be tricky ---- the recovery team has to be prepared for different terrain, vehicles and weather. They must come prepared with contingency plans and backup equipment. This is what the Soldiers in 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade discovered while recovering a Sherman tank from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post I in Many, La.

  • Madigan Army Medical Center recognizes sacrifices of prisoners, those missing

    Sep 24, 2012

    As part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Madigan Army Medical Center held a somber POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 21. Madigan's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted the event. The ceremony honored the service and sacrifices of POWs and to help never forget those missing in action.

  • 94TH AAMDC SOLDIERS IMPLEMENT CROSSFIT INTO PRT PROGRAM

    Sep 24, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII--Being physically fit is a big part of being a Soldier and is very important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While maintaining the Army's standard in physical fitness, Soldiers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command have incorporated CrossFit into their physical readiness training program.

  • Gold Star Mothers remember loved ones

    Sep 28, 2012

    Our nation has powerful words for when one loses a loved one, such as "widow" and "orphan." And although they are accurate, how do people refer to parents who go through the tumultuous emotions involved when they lose a child during war. For the Army, we recognize them as our Gold Star Mothers and Families.

  • Master Fitness Trainer grads to impact Soldier 'lifespace'

    Sep 25, 2012

    The 31 Master Fitness Trainer pilot program students were told at their graduation they would "play a pivotal role in influencing Soldier fitness and health throughout their lifespace," Sept. 21, 2012,

  • Soldiers learn survival skills during Keris Strike 2012

    Sep 26, 2012

    Sixty-five service members participating in the Keris Strike 2012 exercise went into the Panti Forest Reserve, Malaysia, Sept. 20, 2012, with members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for a demonstration of survival and tracking skill.

  • Medical training saves lives

    Sep 24, 2012

    The initial treatment a person receives when they are injured often decides the outcome of their injuries. A Medical First Responder course that focuses on the first response to injuries began Sept. 19 as part of Keris Strike 12 on Camp Ulu Tiram, near Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  • Warriors take adaptive sports to 'next level'

    Sep 25, 2012

    Several wounded warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., competed in the London 2012 Summer Paralympics, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 9, 2012.

  • Training, mentorship key to mission success

    Sep 24, 2012

    The Army continues to address numerous challenges in an environment characterized by diminishing resources. This also holds true for Army contracting. Army contracting continues to maintain a large standing mission without a comparable enhanced workforce.

  • 5th Signal Command participates in Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day

    Sep 24, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Sept. 20, 2012) -- Before the sun rose on Sept. 20, Soldiers from 5th Signal Command were shouting cadences and motivating each other during a garrison-wide run to kick off Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day here.

  • Yenter thanks 463rd MPs for defending freedoms

    Sep 24, 2012

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Their law enforcement and customs operations behind them, 60 members of the 463rd Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, returned home Sept. 18, from Afghanistan after a ten-month deployment in support of OEF.

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 26, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Off-duty injuries sideline Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Quick: Which of these activities injured more Soldiers in 2011: weapons firing, parachuting or off-duty sports?

  • INSCOM celebrates Army Intelligence Corps at 37th Annual Army Intel Ball

    Sep 25, 2012

    Army intelligence professionals with U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command gather to celebrate the continued dedication of the Army Intelligence Corps at the 37th Annual Army Intelligence Ball, Sept. 22, at Arlington, Va.

  • Army Research helps firefighter recruits reduce injuries

    Sep 25, 2012

    Researchers at Natick's U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, Mass., in an effort to reduce injuries in recruits.

  • Outdoor professionals breathe life to WAQ program

    Sep 24, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In 2004, more than 130 Soldiers survived a 12-month deployment only to die months later in the relative safety of their communities. The Army took notice. After careful dissection, the Army deduced that these Soldiers were seeking the high levels of adrenaline they had grown accustomed to while downrange. During the reintegration cycle, their bodies couldn't properly dial back the need for the euphoric high that the danger of a combat zone provided.

  • Passport violations increase in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 24, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany --The tantalizing proximity of the Czech Republic combined with its distinctly foreign feel makes it a popular destination for Soldiers and family members looking for an easy excursion. But, in the past few months, the garrison has seen an uptick in the number of community members caught crossing the Czech border without a passport. Roughly 20 people a month from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr have been caught empty handed traveling between the two countries.

  • Avebury: Stonehenge's big brother

    Sep 24, 2012

    AVEBURY, England -- A blood red moon glared down from the heavens, its pale light gleaming on the mammoth stones starkly etched against the night sky. As I stood staring at a tableau that had remained virtually unchanged for five millennia, it seemed I could feel the unseen eyes of eons past staring out at me from the abyss of time.

  • Working dog reunites with handler during bedside hospital visit

    Sep 25, 2012

    JaJo the military working dog was reunited with his handler during a bedside hospital visit in Germany after they were both injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

  • 48-hour ruck march in remembrance of 9/11 victims

    Sep 24, 2012

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off

    Sep 24, 2012

  • USO cleans up local community

    Sep 24, 2012

  • The Annual Korean-American Friendship Festival

    Sep 24, 2012

    The annual Korean-American Friendship Festival was held on September 22, 2012, at the Dongducheon Special Tourism District, near Camp Casey, South Korea. (U.S. Army photos taken by Carlos Davis/Released)

  • Yongsan employees recognized as top performers in Korea

    Sep 27, 2012

    Four U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Civilians received honors during the U.S. Forces Korea Civilian Employers of the Year Award Ceremony at Knight Field here, Sept. 21.

  • Yongsan appreciates their volunteers

    Sep 24, 2012

    Volunteers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan were recognized and presented awards for providing valuable service to the Area II Community here, Sept. 21.

  • Community development program aids Afghans, keeps military-aged males off battlefield

    Sep 24, 2012

    During Ramadan, in summer temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, the sounds of construction workers swinging pickaxes and the clangs of their shovels striking rocks drowned out the noise of passing traffic along the Kandahar-Quetta Highway near the district center here.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Sep 24, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Regional Command (South) area of operations in Afghanistan, including Forward Operating Base Zangabad, near the horn of Panjwai, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Protection from biological agents is Army scientist's mission

    Sep 24, 2012

    Biological agents remain a persistent threat to America and its Soldiers. U.S. Army scientists are researching new technologies to counter bioweapons in order to keep the nation safe.

  • Running to remember: 2,500 Fort Lee community leaders honor fallen

    Sep 24, 2012

    Vivienne Wicks has never met 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, but she knows much about him.

  • Army announces optimization of Intermediate Level Education

    Sep 24, 2012

    The Department of the Army announced today changes to improve Officer Intermediate Level Professional Military Education.

  • 316th Manas Team Beats Deadline

    Sep 23, 2012

    The number of U.S. Troops in the Afghanistan now stands at 68,000, Secretary of State Leon E. Panetta told reporters. The troop count is down from the peak of 101,000 U.S. forces last year and marks the end of a critical phase in President Barack Obama's war strategy.

  • 3rd BCT, 101st Airborne Division deploys to Afghanistan

    Sep 28, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky. to Afghanistan Sept. 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Before the Soldiers departed, they spent time with their loved ones and listened to their leaders as they imparted words of wisdom about why they are deploying and the mission they will need to accomplish.

  • Walk to Afghanistan

    Sep 22, 2012

    Take a hike -- a 10,644-mile hike. Or a run. Or a bike ride. An estimated 350 Family members and other participants from the community show support for deployed Soldiers by doing just that. The 101st Combat Aviation Battalion kicked off the second Walk to Afghanistan Saturday at Fort Campbell, Ky., held in support of Soldiers participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Visits Egypt

    Oct 5, 2012

  • HaMMer decon system saves time

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Sixty years of chemical and biological decontamination doctrine may soon change as the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command along with chemical elements from around U.S. Army Pacific and Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii fielded new decontamination equipment and technologies designed for all services at Area X-Ray, here, Aug. 6 to Sep. 12. The Soldiers tested the Hazard Mitigation, Material, Equipment Restoration or HAMMER family of systems. Comprised of multiple new technologies, the systems are ultimately designed to drastically reduce the time it takes to decontaminate equipment at the team level and beyond. To accomplish this HAMMER uses triage, minimizes the use of water, and focuses on simplicity of use.

  • Young minds, mature focus; battle in-sync

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Competitive energy was insulated by the cloudy skies above Hickam Air Force Base, as 17 high schools rallied their team pride for the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps competition. The Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs from United States Army-Hawaii, the 25th Infantry Division, and Tripler Army Medical Center, unified their skillful and vigilant judging eyes to evaluate the competition for precision and unison in the art of drill and ceremony. Novice sonic-like eardrums amplified nervously trying hard not to anticipate preparatory commands; but all flaws were noted, scored, and tallied.

  • When the Army and Navy unite

    Sep 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, deploys early next year, they will start thinking, "Accelerate your life," because they will be working side-by-side with the Navy. Throughout the deployment, the 84th Eng. Bn. will still maintain its traditions and daily operations within the battalion, but will adapt to the 30th Navy Construction Regiment's methods of construction, reporting, and construction standards.

  • A one-way ribbon cutting ceremony

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Since its move from Wheeler Army Airfield to Schofield Barracks, chaplains Col. Peter Mueller and Maj. Christopher Wilson, heads of the Chaplain Family Life Center, have been looking for ways to improve their training program, which teaches chaplains the art of counseling.

  • 561st teaches engineering to Boy Scouts at PTA

    Sep 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The 561st Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, hosted the local Boy Scouts of America's Order of the Arrow chapter, here, on the island of Hawaii, recently for a demonstration of PTA construction engineering.

  • Family Life Center christened

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii community received a new Chaplain Family Life Center, or CFLC, with a grand opening celebration, here, at the Chapel Annex, Sept. 13.

  • USAG-HI emphasizes need for preparedness during annual campaign

    Sep 21, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- While a zombie apocalypse may not be an imminent threat (… yet), there are other very real disasters worth planning for in advance.

  • National prescription turn-in day set for Sept. 29

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, has scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, here, and at other locations on Oahu and around the state.

  • Risks, recognition, prevention are stand down issues

    Sep 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Sept. 21, 2012) -- Using the theme "A Healthy Force is a Ready Force," the Army is emphasizing Suicide Prevention Awareness this month, with a Suicide Prevention Stand Down ordered for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Sept. 27.

  • USARPAC Contingency Command Post Soldiers deploy to Tonga

    Sep 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post (CCP) and elements of the 311th Signal Command and 25th Infantry Division deployed to Talia Military Camp, Tonga, Sept. 21 in support of Operation Coral Reef, a week-long training exercise.

  • American Legion Riders from N.M, Texas rumble on post for charity drop

    Sep 21, 2012

    American Legion Riders from New Mexico and Texas converged on Fort Sam Houston Sept. 20 to deliver more than $40,000 in goods and gift cards for Wounded Warriors at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Legion Riders collected clothing, toiletries, books and DVDs, along with gift cards to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Wal-Mart stores, for wounded service members.

  • WTB gatekeepers learning suicide intervention skills with ASIST workshop

    Sep 21, 2012

    Faced with an imminent move to a nursing home, Norma's elderly mother told her daughter the move wouldn't be necessary. She was going to die in her beloved home. When probed, Norma finally asked the question: "Mother, are you thinking of killing yourself?"

  • Fort Hood WTB's Women's Equality Day focuses on voter empowerment

    Sep 21, 2012

    Get off Facebook and Twitter, ignore political pundits and do your homework before voting, advised Capt. LaVeeta Springer during the Warrior Transition Brigade's August 28 Women's Equality Day celebration.

  • Stand Up! for suicide awareness

    Sep 21, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade attended an all-day training event to increase suicide awareness, reduce suicidal and high-risk behavior, and improve the health and discipline of the force. "We will accomplish this in-part by educating the force of the warning signs, risk factors and the resources available to our Soldiers," said Maj. (CH) Edward J. Yurus, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade's chaplain. The Department of the Army has designated September as Army Suicide Prevention Month, and on Sept. 27, the Army will conduct a suicide prevention day to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resiliency.

  • WTB Soldiers paddle the boredom out of morning PT with water adventure

    Sep 21, 2012

    Fear knocked Staff Sgt. Lezlee Coursey out in the first round. But in round two, the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB) Soldier left fear on Lake Belton's shoreline while she donned a life jacket, picked up a paddle and met her new friend: an eight-foot, fire-engine red kayak. Her Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) had begun, and Coursey was now paddling with confidence alongside 20 of her WTB water battle-buddies.

  • GSAS preps spouses for command support

    Sep 21, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- When a Soldier takes command oftentimes his or her spouse feels the same pressure of responsibility. Growing Spouses Army Strong is a class that's unique to Fort Sill, and it's meant to teach spouses the ways of the Army so they can support their Soldier and be a resource for other families.

  • Military credentialing initiatives a top priority for TRADOC

    Sep 21, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- In June, President Barack Obama announced a "We Can't Wait" initiative to help service members obtain civilian credentials and licenses for manufacturing and other high-demand skills they received from attending military schools.

  • New transition assistance program ready for rollout

    Oct 10, 2012

    Parts of a new transition assistance program were tested this summer and TAP will be ready for all separating service members over the next few months, officials reported to lawmakers, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • Schedule announced for suicide prevention stand down

    Sep 21, 2012

    Four suicide prevention training sessions will be held Wednesday here as part of an Army-wide stand down to promote good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resiliency training.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over of Presidio of Monterey

    Sep 21, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For about an hour, Monterey spectators anxiously awaited the arrival of Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was supposed to fly over the Monterey Bay Aquarium before heading to Los Angeles. However, when the shuttle finally appeared about 10:55 a.m., Sept. 21, it was quite a surprise to see the shuttle head not down the coast, but toward the Presidio.

  • Soldier re-ups at Mariners' home plate

    Sep 21, 2012

    SEATTLE, Wash. -- It might be difficult for the average person to draw any substantial comparison between Soldiers and professional athletes. But to Spc. Reina Garay, the two are nearly one in the same.

  • Stepping up and saluting smartly, bugle calls volume and frequency rising

    Sep 21, 2012

    There are 25 traditional bugle calls used by the U.S. Army, but Fort Wainwright only plays nine throughout the day (Assembly is played twice).

  • Despite threat of bad weather, many turn out for annual triathlon

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Fort Hood Directorate Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness coordinators hosted the fifth annual Sprint Triathlon at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area Sept. 15.

  • Gold Star family members, Korean War, WW II-era vets honored with trip to nation's capital

    Oct 10, 2012

    Ninety-two Iowa-Illinois World War II- and Korean War-era veterans flew to Washington, D.C, toured the capital area and its war memorials, and then returned back to a hero's welcome at the Quad City International Airport.

  • Air Assault School brings valuable skills to troops

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Fort Hood Air Assault School class 003-12 graduated 87 students Sept 17.

  • General Austin at the Congressional Black Caucus

    Sep 21, 2012

  • Ceremony held to heighten suicide awareness, prevention

    Sep 21, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, joined with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, to sign the 2012 Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Proclamation at a ceremony in the corps headquarters Sept. 7.

  • First Nail Ceremony Kicks Off 2013 Presidential Inauguration Season

    Sep 21, 2012

  • New Chemical suit for Aviators

    Sep 21, 2012

    Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division become the first Army unit in the continental U.S. to receive the latest Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, Sept. 20, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The JPACE is a flame resistant, light weight, chemical and biological protective coverall that resembles a standard flight suit worn over the physical fitness uniform and consists of an inner CB lining attached to an outer shell.

  • New First Army Division East Command Sergeant Major excited to Train for Combat!

    Sep 21, 2012

    After 27 months as the senior enlisted advisor of First Army Division East, Command Sgt. Maj. Sgt. Major Edwin Rodriguez passed the Noncommissioned Officer Sword, signifying the transfer of the responsibility of the Division, to the new Division command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis E. Defreese.

  • Fort Wainwright Soldiers partner with schools to make our community better

    Sep 21, 2012

    "Our goal for this partnership is to establish a long-lasting relationship with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District to improve the citizenship and learning experiences of our children through four main components: mentorship, leadership training, unit-school partnership, and parental involvement," said U.S. Army Alaska Commander, Maj. Gen. Michael X. Garrett.

  • TRADOC commander describes key initiatives, stresses importance of lessons learned in battle

    Sep 21, 2012

    "Supporting the current fight," was among the three areas of focus Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, conveyed to Soldiers and defense industry leaders during this year's Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga., Sept. 18.

  • Army Reserve Detachment Supports TACOM G-4

    Sep 21, 2012

  • 3rd annual Pacific Resilience DREE a success

    Sep 21, 2012

    The third annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange 2012 held by the U.S. Army Pacific and Bangladesh Armed Forces Division went off without a hitch this week, testing the capabilities of disaster response organizations and personnel in the event of a catastrophic earthquake event in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • ACC Today - Fall 2012

    Sep 21, 2012

    View the Fall edition of our award-winning magazine online.

  • JBLM celebrates diversity during Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Sep 21, 2012

    Service members and civilians sat side by side in unity at the McChord Collocated Club, Sept. 18, to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month during a luncheon hosted by the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Equal Opportunity staff office and I Corps.

  • Colorado State University assists Corps in overtopping tests

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is working with Colorado State University to measure erosion rates for Florida soil and grass from overtopping that would occur during hurricanes.

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