Archive: Sep 2012

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  • Colorado State University assists Corps in overtopping tests

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is working with Colorado State University to test erosion rates of Florida grass and soil as part of levee designs for water impoundment areas in South Florida.

  • Defense civilian policy chief opens Hiring Heroes career fair at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 21, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2012) - The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy encouraged the connections between transitioning military members and organizations looking to hire as she opened the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club. Paige Hinkle-Bowles visited San Antonio to meet prospective employers and Soldiers and to speak with human resource managers at Joint Base San Antonio about the importance of job fairs at military installations in the U.S. and around the world.

  • AMC band receives the Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 21, 2012

    REDSTONE ARESENAL, Ala. (September 21, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band received the Army Superior Unit Award in an official streamer ceremony here Thursday, Sept. 20th for their exemplary record for the 2011 calendar year.

  • Army Suicide Prevention message from Maj. Gen. Ted Wong, commander of Southern Regional Medical Comm

    Sep 21, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Ted Wong, commander of the Southern Regional Medical Command, urges Soldiers and their Families to get help if they need it. Getting help early can prevent a problem from turning into a crisis.

  • Chaplain Assistants filling a void

    Dec 20, 2012

    Being a Chaplain's Assistant wasn't the job Spc. Kimberly Latimer-Ellison really wanted when she enlisted in the Army over two years ago. She really wanted to be a Supply Clerk.

  • Airmen donate spare man-hours to national battlefield

    Sep 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- Instead of having his Airmen in hold status spend their days cleaning the dormitories over and over, the military training flight commander here has found a way to promote volunteering while helping Fort Lee and the local community.

  • Petroleum, water unit fades into history

    Sep 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The 49th Quartermaster Group, once the active Army's only petroleum and water unit, quietly faded into the annals of history during an inactivation ceremony Friday at Seay Field.

  • Army applies Soldier feedback, NIE results as it readies network upgrade for fielding

    Sep 24, 2012

    Having used legacy communications equipment during tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Rayfield is ready to see the Army send its new mobile network to the field.

  • First Nail Ceremony Kicks Off 2013 Presidential Inauguration Season

    Sep 24, 2012

    Commander Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies gathered at the Capitol to kick off the Inaugural Season with the "First Nail" ceremony.

  • JPAC strives to bring home POW/MIA

    Sep 24, 2012

    Somewhere deep underwater and on the battlefields of World War II are more than 73,000 Americans missing in action. Thousands more are unaccounted for in Korea, the jungles of Vietnam, and other conflicts.

  • Schweinfurt's Victim Advocate cares for all

    Sep 21, 2012

    Allison Davis, the Installation Victim Advocate (VA) for U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, sits down to discuss her role, how you can avoid sexual assault and confronts fears many victims have.

  • Schweinfurt flexes combat capability muscle with NATO exercise

    Sep 24, 2012

    About 1,200 Dutch, German and Danish troops set up camp on Conn Barracks, Germany, earlier this month to participate in Peregrine Sword -- a NATO exercise that will test the combat readiness of the 11th Air Maneuver Brigade within the Dutch armed forces.

  • US, German, British medical troops learn from one another during exercise

    Sep 21, 2012

    Operation Rhino Serpent was a multi-national medical field training exercise comprised of more than 550 U.S. Army Europe, German Armed Forces and British Armed Forces active duty Reservists and volunteers held at the Sennelager Training Area in Germany in September.

  • Powering the future of IMCOM Europe

    Sep 28, 2012

    Installation Management Command Europe garrisons consume 5,263,221 kilowatt-hours of energy each day; roughly enough to power Yankee Stadium five times. Staggering statistics, have led top Department of Defense leaders to seek out secure, uninterrupted access to power, energy and water to improve military installation security and conserve natural resources.

  • Assistant secretary of Army for Manpower, Reserve Affairs hosts forum at Camp Zama

    Sep 21, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs addressed questions regarding personnel reductions, overseas tour lengths, and spouse employment opportunities during an open forum with community members here Sept. 17.

  • JMRC: New Commander, Same Tough Training

    Sep 23, 2012

    Col. John G. Norris assumed command of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) during a change of command ceremony on September 19, 2012. Norris takes over for Col. Jeffrey R. Martindale, who is completing his last assignment with the U.S. Army after 26 years of service.

  • Torii Station holds remembrance ceremony to honor 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 21, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (Sept. 12, 2012) -- More than 150 Soldiers, family members, Department of Defense employees and Japanese citizens gathered here Sept. 11 to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place 11 years ago, and those who have died in military conflicts since then.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at Fort Bliss

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fifth and final space-worthy NASA shuttle to be built, stopped to refuel at the Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group at Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • Commanders key to success of new fitness program

    Sep 24, 2012

    The Master Fitness Training program, which was discontinued by the Army in 2001 and was recently reactivated, graduated its first pilot class, Sept. 21, 2012, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Trainers to help Soldiers 'optimize physical readiness'

    Sep 21, 2012

    The pilot course for the Army's new Master Fitness Training Program will hold its graduation ceremony, Sept. 21, 2012, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Company commander saves career, marriage by asking for help

    Sep 21, 2012

    Former Fresno Recruiting Company Commander Capt. Jeff T. Jones was drinking to suppress issues resulting from post-traumatic stress disorder and feelings of being overloaded, and of not being competent.

  • 'Charger' Soldiers gear up for APFR

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The "Chargers" of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division geared up for a heavy training cycle by conducting Medical Evacuation training Sept. 16, here.

  • American and Italian communities remember 9/11

    Sep 20, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians of the American and Italian community gathered at the Chiesa dei Servi in downtown Vicenza not only to pay respects and honor the lives lost during Sept. 11, but to make sure this tragic event will never be forgotten.

  • Eastern Accord 2012 wraps up

    Sep 20, 2012

    Eastern Accord 2012 wrapped up the academic portion and begins the Table Top Exercise which is the culminating event for the Countering Violent Extremism Exercise.

  • USARAF coordinates transportation training in Burkina Faso

    Sep 20, 2012

    Recently, U.S. Army and Air Force trainers worked with 27 Burkina Faso Armed Forces personnel during a second phase of unit movement training.

  • It's baby central at Fort Bliss hospital

    Sep 20, 2012

    How much ice cream does it take to celebrate 151 births? For the staff of the Labor and Delivery Unit at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Fort Bliss, Texas, the creamy treat was just the cherry on top to a record-breaking number of births for the Army hospital. During an ice cream social for L&D held Sept. 7 -- a fun-filled celebration for the record-breaking birthdays, La-Shelle Foster, a licensed vocational nurse in the postpartum unit, said that she wanted all pregnant patients to know they will receive excellent and professional care at WBAMC. In August, WBAMC accommodated 151 deliveries.

  • Grandson visits barracks named after his ancestor, one of the most famous of Apache Scouts

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It was a clear morning on Fort Huachuca as Harold DeClay, the great, great, great, great grandson of Sgt. William Alchesay stood before the dedication plaque in front of Alchesay Hall on Sept. 14. He was joined by his brother Harrisen DeClay, his grandmother Nettie DeClay and his grandfather Hansen DeClay, Sr. One of the most famous of Apache Scouts and Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Willam Alchesay was posthumously inducted in to the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame the same day. The large, historic barracks building was named in his honor, and the family got to see it during their visit here.

  • Army Medicine: Focus on Prevention and Wellness

    Sep 21, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Ted. M. Wong, commander of the Southern Regional Medical Command, speaks with Gold Medical Home staff members in the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Sept. 18, 2012 Fort Campbell, Ky. During his visit, Wong spread Army Surgeon General Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho's vision for Army Medicine. Wong spoke with hospital staff members about the Medical Command's transition from a healthcare system to a system of health. The new system of health will have a greater focus on wellness, prevention and patients' overall health. Soldiers and their Families will benefit from this improved system at Blanchfield as clinics move to the medical home model with patients assigned to dedicated healthcare teams. Army Medicine will enhance patient education opportunities about the importance of healthy sleep, physical activity and balanced nutrition. (U.S. Army photo by Cpt. Jennifer Grier/Released)

  • US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico celebrates Hispanic Heritage

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Soldiers and civilians assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, the Fort Buchanan Garrison and other members of the local military community, participated in a Hispanic Heritage commemoration event, where Brig. Fernando Fernández was the keynote speaker, at the Fort Buchanan's Community Club, Sept.20.

  • Newest Army Wellness Center launched at Carlisle Barracks

    Sep 20, 2012

    The 4th continental U.S. Army Wellness Center officially opened Sept. 14 at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. It is among the first examples of a health initiative that will help Soldiers and their families take more responsibility for their own health. At Carlisle Barracks, the AWC serves the active-duty, civilian and retiree population surrounding the post and additionally introduces the Army's future leaders attending the Army War College to health promotion and prevention services. In four years, the same core services will be available to most U.S.-based Army beneficiaries.

  • 1-89 Cavalry medics practice stitching on their road to war

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - First Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment medics practice suturing on synthetic tissue at the Medical Simulation Training Center Sept. 12 to prepare for an upcoming rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. Ten medics from the Wolverines attended the training. Medics, like the 1-89 Cavalry Soldiers, train on a variety of methods and materials in order to better perform their battlefield medical care techniques. The Wolverines are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in 2013.

  • Leader leaves legacy of advancing Army situational awareness

    Sep 20, 2012

    Four years ago when Col. Tom Olson took over as Project Manager for Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (PM FBCB2), he immediately implemented a strategy he knew well: Establish a battle rhythm.

  • Military working dogs gets put to the test during week-long certification

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    After Staff Sgt. Cuki sniffs her way to the objective; Sgt. Sanchez rewards her with a chew toy. She enjoys her toy so much that it wasn't her intentions to give it up even after the command, "out," was given.

  • Renovations to temporarily shut down Old Post Chapel

    Sep 20, 2012

    Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has a reverent and stoic history. The structure, completed on Fort Myer in 1935 by then Lt. Col. George S. Patton, is still used today for our nation's military servicemembers and Family members, who are qualified for burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Army engineers survey 'Last Frontier,' keep Air Force fighters flying safely

    Sep 20, 2012

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- Surveyors from the 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, recently traveled to Alaska to help keep multimillion-dollar Air Force fighter jets and cargo planes based, here, flying safely.

  • Mental health care addressed at suicide prevention health fair

    Sep 20, 2012

    Former Heisman trophy winner and National Football League running back Herschel Walker is a funny story teller. But at a Sept. 12 presentation at the Army Suicide Prevention Month Health Fair at the Pentagon courtyard, Walker also reached out to tackle a not-so-funny problem among the United States armed forces --servicemember suicide.

  • Soldiers test their mettle in Expert Infantryman challenges

    Sep 20, 2012

    Dozens of Fort Jackson Soldiers vie for the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge this week, taking part in extensive field tests.

  • On-post schools receive passing grades in review

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Jackson schools received favorable marks following a Quality Assurance Review conducted earlier this year.

  • Installation run impacts Friday morning commute with road closures

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Meade will host an Installation Resiliency Run on Friday from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field. Sections of Mapes, Reece and MacArthur roads will be closed for the run.

  • Fort Meade airman competes in duathlon World Championship

    Sep 20, 2012

    Air Force Tech Sgt. David Perez of U.S. Cyber Command finished the International Triathlon Union's Long Course Duathlon World Championships, held Sept. 2, in 10:44:48 for 113th overall and 11th in his age group.

  • When two worlds collide: Polish Olympic fencer, U.S. Army captain stay connected despite separation

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some might say that Pabianice, Poland, is a small town with small horizons. Despite limited opportunities, however, former resident Aleksandra Socha decided to dig for gold … Olympic gold.

  • Service members honored at Towson's 'Hometown Heroes Day'

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Towson University Tigers honored local first responders, veterans and active-duty service members with the "Hometown Heroes Day" on Sept. 15.

  • Flu shots offered through October

    Sep 20, 2012

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center will provide walk-in flu vaccinations through October.

  • A Tribute: My memories from the life of a World War II muleskinner

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- I arrived in Tamworth, N.H., on a warm, bright afternoon in August 2011 to interview one of the 10th Mountain Division's oldest surviving muleskinners.

  • Army medical facilities to become tobacco free

    Sep 20, 2012

    Army Medical Department treatment facilities will become tobacco free. Once the policy is in effect, tobacco use of any kind, to include smokeless tobacco, will be prohibited within Kimbrough facilities or on Kimbrough grounds.

  • Learning About Hispanic Heritage

    Sep 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory Sergeant Major Christopher Harris and Adelphi Lab Center Fitness Center Manager Nadine Lilavois get salsa lessons Sep. 19 from Fabio Bonini of Forever Dancing L.L.C. as part of the installation's Hispanic Heritage Month observance. The national observance continues through Oct. 15.

  • 3-6 FA fires Excalibur round for first time ever at NTC

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. --The days of training at the National Training Center start drawing to a close, but the training is just heating up for Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI). The artillerymen wake up before sunrise to make preparations for a special mission; today they are firing the Excalibur field artillery round.

  • Red oak cross-section becomes Fort Meade Museum tree cookie

    Sep 20, 2012

    A 5-foot thick historical red oak that stood in the field behind the Fort Meade Museum and was considered a landmark on the installation is now being preserved for history as a "tree cookie."

  • Soldiers help restore historical cemetery

    Sep 20, 2012

    More than 250 service members and civilian volunteers completed renovations at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8 as part of the National Day of Remembrance.

  • Fort Meade to host Community Drug Take Back Day

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Meade will host a Community Prescription-Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Exchange.

  • Warrior Brigade, tested and tried, exceeds expectations at National Training Center

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Deep within the National Training Center's vast and decollate training area lies a force ready to overcome any challenge or threat that comes its way; the Warrior Brigade did just that. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) made its way to the Army's foremost training center during the peak of the Mojave Desert's summer heat to be tried and tested as one of the most proficient and capable fighting forces in today's Army.

  • Savory delicacies, cake welcomes guests to CFC kickoff

    Sep 20, 2012

    For many members of the Marne and local community, Club Stewart was the place to be for the 2012 Coastal Georgia Combined Federal Campaign kickoff at Fort Stewart, Sept. 18.

  • Army to change Officer Evaluation Reports

    Sep 21, 2012

    New rating forms will be adopted next year as the Army implements significant changes to its Officer Evaluation System.

  • Bailey assumes role as battalion's senior NCO at BAF

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Dannette D. Bailey assumes responsibility as Army Field Support Battalion-Bagram's senior enlisted Soldier from Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Robertson during a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 15 at battalion headquarters.

  • Fort Drum dedicates day to retirees, Families

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Retirees, surviving spouses and Family Members came to update records, get new ID cards and learn about upcoming changes to their benefits during Fort Drum's annual Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday at Clark Hall.

  • CSA visits Camp Lemonnier, hosts Soldier call to express thanks, discuss Army future

    Sep 21, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno made his first visit to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 20, 2012, to meet with service members and civilians.

  • Civilian wellness program pilot begins Oct. 1

    Sep 20, 2012

    On Oct. 1, Installation Management Command will begin a six-month pilot study to determine whether a case can be made to extend an exercise program for civilian employees on an ongoing basis.

  • Fort Drum, local agencies collaborate during mass casualty exercise

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When a serious emergency arises, Fort Drum emergency personnel have to be ready to answer the call no matter what. The installation's fire and emergency services personnel had an opportunity to test their skills last week during a mass casualty exercise at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • A healthy force is a ready force: 'Providers' aim to stay healthy

    Sep 20, 2012

    Approximately 80 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, Soldiers were in attendance, Sept. 12, at a workshop called 'Provider Wellness.' Their ages and ranks varied, but the theme was one: an intentional communication of concern for Soldiers.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers Represent United States At South African Airshow

    Sep 25, 2012

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Three New York National Guard Soldiers from New York City got a chance to talk about their Guard service with the American ambassador to South Africa when he visited their station at Africa's largest air show and defense exhibition on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The three Soldiers from the Queens-based 442nd Military Police Company also put their M1117 Armored Security Vehicle through its paces for Ambassador Donald Gips, when he visited the Africa Aerospace and Defense Airshow and Exhibition. "It was really cool to have the ambassador interested in what we do," said Spec. Sebastian Petion, a military policeman from Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • Remembering 9/11 : Marne Soldiers partner with communities

    Sep 20, 2012

    Countless hands were placed over hearts during recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance, and numerous hand salutes were rendered with precision during renditions of the National Anthem as Soldiers from Fort Stewart, Ga., gathered with citizens, government officials, law enforcement personnel and emergency responders from surrounding communities to participate in patriotic remembrances of the events of 9/11.

  • Four Fort Drum MPs train for 'Warfighter' showdown

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Run, ruck and rappel. Read, write and study. Brawn and wits -- they have needed both. After enduring a summer of sore muscles and high heart rates, four Soldiers of 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), are representing Fort Drum this week at the 2012 Warfighter Team Competition in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Friday is National POW, MIA Remembrance Day

    Sep 20, 2012

    When I think of prisoners of war and those who are missing in action, the first thing that comes to my mind is the flag. That black flag with the white writing is an unmistakable symbol of those who are unaccounted for during wartime operations.

  • Joint Forces Training Base home to energy-efficient headquarters

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Army Reserve Center project is in the "punch list" stage with safety officials, contractors and District project delivery teams making final inspections before furniture is installed and the customer takes possession in October. The ARC is the headquarters for the 79th Sustainment Support Command which was activated Dec. 1, 2009.

  • RACH to offer special healthcare days

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Reynolds Army Community Hospital will hold a Healthcare Extravaganza for patients assigned to primary healthcare providers at the hospital. The dates are Oct. 5, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the hospital.

  • Historic New York Civil War Battle Flags Tell Story of 1862 Struggles in State Capitol

    Sep 20, 2012

    Nine historic Civil War battle flags which tell the story of New Yorkers in battle during 1862 are now on display at the State Capitol here. The display includes battle flags carried by a Medal of Honor winner at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day of the war, on Sept, 17, 1862; and another carried at Second Bull Run on August 28, 1862 by the regiment with the highest number of Soldiers killed in any Federal regiment in any single battle of the Civil War. The exhibit "1862: Red, White and Battered," was officially opened on Wednesday, Sept. 19 by Rose Harvey, the Commissioner of New York 's Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation; and New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command.

  • Sponsors honored for hosting military students

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Fires Center of Excellence International Student Division recognized its host sponsor families during a ceremony Sept. 12 at the Patriot Club. More than 30 families and individuals were honored for opening their hearts and homes to international military students attending training at Fort Sill.

  • 'Bruiser Battalion' adds self-study to AIT course

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.--3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery, the Bruiser Battalion, develops, educates and trains Patriot Advanced Individual Training, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Patriot Master Gunner Course and select partner nations to generate proficient Patriot military occupational skills and versatile warriors to the operational force.

  • Meet 'Desert Rogue' Soldier Thacker

    Sep 20, 2012

    In this week's Marne Faces Marne Places, you will meet a 'Desert Rogue' Soldier, Pfc. Joseph Thacker, who is deployed in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Battalion, 2nd Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division.

  • Fort Sill conducts postwide anti-terrorist, force protection exercise

    Sep 20, 2012

  • Army setback inspires Soldier to get fit

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Physical fitness is a cornerstone of the 75th Fires Brigade, whether in combat or in garrison here. Diamond Brigade Soldiers' attitude toward fitness helps them complete any mission they are assigned. There are many individuals in the brigade that take their own personal time to stay fit. Staff Sgt. Mark Middleton, brigade liaison officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 75th Fires Brigade, is one of those individuals.

  • Army teams win, lose first games in Armed Forces Softball Tournament

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The All Army men's and women's teams opened the 2012 Armed Forces Softball Championship Sept. 16 here, with mixed results against their Air Force counterparts.

  • ASC historian speaks at PEO meeting

    Sep 20, 2012

  • 75th FiB Soldiers return from deployment

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The usually quiet, early morning hours were interrupted by loud music and even louder cheers as family members, friends and fellow Soldiers welcomed home the Soldiers of A Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery as they returned from their six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 7 at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • ATV trail ride offers unique Family experience

    Sep 20, 2012

    Above and beyond the many recreational activities that are available on Fort Rucker from fishing and swimming at Lake Tholocco, to runs and fitness training at the fitness facilities -- outdoor recreation is offering a unique experience for Soldiers and Families to participate in.

  • Gate-to-Gate run celebrates Hispanic heritage, culture

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Hispanic Heritage Gate to Gate run Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of American citizens of Hispanic ancestry, according to Kristi Fink, fitness programs manager for Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Chaplain's ammo collection helps open doors

    Sep 20, 2012

    After more than 17 years of collecting ammunition, Chap. (Col.) Gary Brown, Installation and Garrison chaplain, has decided at approximately 3,000 lbs., his collection is pretty much complete and owes it's existence -- or at least the start of it -- to his father. Brown uses the collection as an icebreaker when talking to many Soldiers and Family members.

  • Taking back drugs: What's the big deal?

    Sep 20, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Prescription drug abuse is a major problem in the United States and in the Army. It is defined as taking a prescription drug that is not prescribed for you, or taking it for reasons other than intended or in dosages other than as prescribed. Prescription drugs are now second only to marijuana and alcohol as commonly abused substances in America.

  • GSAS preps spouses for command support

    Sep 20, 2012

  • Spouse earns 2nd place in Armywide art contest

    Sep 20, 2012

    Over 500 people competed in the worldwide Army Arts and Crafts contest hosted by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and one of Fort Rucker's own placed in the competition.

  • Vaccines protect against three types of flu

    Sep 20, 2012

  • Oktoberfest offers entertainment, games, camaraderie

    Sep 20, 2012

    Oktoberfest, the traditional German cultural festival, will take place Sept. 28 at the festival fields at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

  • MPs host regimental week

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood is currently hosting the annual gathering of the U.S. Army's Military Police Soldiers until Saturday. This year marks the 71st Anniversary of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment.

  • Fort Sill Family of Year nominations due

    Sep 20, 2012

  • Leaders partner with Fort Carson

    Sep 20, 2012

    Leaders of the communities of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff hosted Fort Carson leaders Tuesday to sign a partnership committed to recognizing the strength of Soldiers and Families and the support of the public.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month post event entertains, informs

    Sep 20, 2012

    The United States is made up of a vast number of cultures and has a mix of people from all areas of the globe, and Fort Rucker is no different when it comes to the diversity that makes up the nation.

  • Fort Carson ACS hosts spouse career day

    Sep 20, 2012

    For many military spouses, finding employment can be stressful, frustrating and infuriating.

  • Soldiers and ORISE interns explore Natick

    Sep 28, 2012

    One challenge at the Natick Soldier System Center is all the labs, experiments, and research done on the 78-acre base that most employees do not have the opportunity to see. A group toured the base on September 19 and saw four different labs within the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • Tailgate event educates Soldiers on benefits

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Army Education Center strives to help Soldiers achieve life-long learning goals and take things to the next level with its Fall College Tailgate, designed to bring Soldiers and Families face-to-face with the college representatives that can help them in their quests for higher learning.

  • Fort Sill on-post housing recycling program improves

    Sep 20, 2012

  • SMA tours Fort Sill, talks Army future

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Sergeant Major of the Army visited Fort Sill, Okla., last week, meeting with Soldiers and their families, and observing training on the installation.

  • Combined Federal Campaign aims to raise $1.15 million

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kicked off its fundraising efforts Sept. 17 with an event at the Landing that showcased the different organizations that people can donate to.

  • Hispanic American Heritage Month: Education is way forward

    Sep 20, 2012

    For Felix Lopez, the vice president for student success at Pikes Peak Community College, education is the key to uniting different cultures and accepting societal differences.

  • Run, CG highlight suicide prevention event

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide Sept. 27 to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • Robots in the house

    Sep 20, 2012

    For two weeks in September, the Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., hosted a series of hands-on events as part of a Dismounted Engineer Mobility System Military Utility Assessment to help determine what functions were needed on particular robots and what was missing.

  • Dari language training put to 'Mustang' test

    Sep 20, 2012

    Officers with the "Mustang" Squadron have attended Dari language training courses over the past five weeks on Fort Stewart, Ga. The courses, occurring three days a week, have focused on mastering the basics of the language, to include learning common phrases and greetings to writing familiarization.

  • 164th TAOG Soldiers deploy

    Sep 20, 2012

    Families and friends came together at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to say their farewells to about a dozen Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group who deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait Sept. 15 to provide additional airfield oversight for an earlier deployed unit, according to Lt. Col. Terry Meyer, rear detachment commander for the 164th TAOG.

  • Basic Training Diaries: Week 5 - Halfway home

    Sep 20, 2012

    Halfway through Basic Combat Training, Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment, were very busy during week five with being fitted for the Army Service Uniform, taking on the Confidence Course and hitting the ranges for Basic Rifle Marksmanship.

  • PM Soldier Weapons celebrates milestones at 20th anniversary

    Sep 20, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Over a two-day period, Soldier Weapons, one of the Army's most vital project management offices, celebrated its 20th anniversary by not only highlighting the products and weaponry placed in the hands of Soldiers but also the people who made it possible. First organized in 1992 as Product Manager Small Arms, the organization grew in size and scope from just a handful of employees to one known as a world-class center of small arms expertise.

  • Rocsi Diaz tells Vicenza teens it's OK to be un-cool, warns on social media

    Sep 21, 2012

    Rocsi Diaz, host of BET's flagship hip-hop and R&B video variety show, 106 & Park, talked with Vicenza Military Community high school and middle school students about self-esteem, bullying and protecting themselves on social media during a USO-sponsored visit to area schools Sept. 10. "It's funny how my conversation five years ago with teenagers is nowhere near the same conversation that I'm having now. Now it's all about social media and how to watch yourself and watch bullies that are going to come after you, and be careful what you put up there because you can't take it down," said Diaz.

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