Archive: Sep 2012

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  • Training in Australia: 'Spartans' travel halfway around world to train

    Sep 20, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd "Spartan" Brigade Combat Team traveled to Australia to conduct essential training with select members of the Australian Army's 1st Brigade, Aug. 22, in Darwin, Australia, prior to deploying to Afghanistan.

  • Eagle 7 sends

    Sep 20, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith, division command sergeant major, speaks to Soldiers on initiatives and opportunities for single Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • American fashion trends set by Natick?

    Sep 21, 2012

    When it comes to fashion, America looks to, well, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, as it turns out.

  • South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers Observe 9/11 with Storied Flag

    Sep 20, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT -- As the sun rose here on Sept. 11, about a dozen Soldiers of C Company, 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment gathered at the battalion's flagpole to raise their state's flag to half-mast, remember those killed in the 9/11 attacks, honor those who've fallen since and support those who continue to fight terrorism. But the somewhat tattered and faded flag the South Carolina Army National Guard Soldiers flew is part of that history, having been through those very same wars, from Afghanistan to Iraq and back. It belongs to C Company Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Terry Pansing and his brother Maj. Marcus Wright, an infantry officer, who have carried it along on over a half-dozen overseas deployments.

  • Stand Down Day is part of Army-wide effort to help curb suicide, build resilience

    Sep 23, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- When U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and USAG Casey next week hold a suicide prevention "stand down" day, they will be playing a part in a larger, Army-wide push to help curb suicides within the Army family. As part of that push, the Army has extended this September's annual "Suicide Prevention Week" to an entire month's duration.

  • Gate 2 reopens after 11-week renovation

    Sep 20, 2012

    After more than two months of being closed for renovation, Gate 2 reopened for traffic Wednesday. The upgrades were part of an effort to accommodate traffic and commercial vehicles. The gate received additional lanes, existing lanes were widened, and a new sign was built.

  • SELF Symposium scheduled

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Jackson spouses, and other interested community members, will have the opportunity to "embrace life fully," during the installation's second annual SELF symposium, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 28 at the Solomon Center.

  • Fort Jackson building named after former commanding general

    Sep 20, 2012

    Building 9810 on Lee Road was formally christened Tuesday morning. The address of the Army Substance Abuse Program, the Soldier Family Assistance Center, American Red Cross and Warrior Transition Unit is now known as the MG John A. Renner Building, named for the 35th commanding general of Fort Jackson. Friends and family of Renner were in attendance Tuesday morning at the site as the new name was unveiled for the public.

  • Norris takes command of JMRC

    Sep 20, 2012

    Col. Jeffrey R. Martindale handed over command of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center to Col. John G. Norris at a change of command ceremony held here, Sept. 19.

  • Army seeks Soldier input with Army Service Uniform survey

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is encouraging all active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to take the Army Service Uniform survey to help inform the Army's decisions regarding future uniforms and equipment.

  • Engineers volunteer to keep it clean at Kaena Point

    Sep 20, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 84th Engineer Battalion, a recent morning at Kaena Point State Park along North Shore, Hawaii, was more than a day at the beach.

  • West Point Parachute Team trains with 82nd Airborne paratroopers

    Sep 20, 2012

    The West Point Parachute Team practiced Sept. 14, 2012, with noncommissioned officers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Freefall Team, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., in preparation for pre-game festivities at the home opener for Army Football.

  • What's new in Army Recruiter training?

    Sep 20, 2012

    So what's really different in the redesigned Army Recruiter (ARC) and Center Commander (CCC) courses? An easier question to answer would be, "What hasn't changed?" What the schoolhouse does - train noncommissioned officers to recruit for the Army - hasn't changed; it's how they do it that's been turned upside down.

  • Army completely redesigns new recruiter training

    Sep 24, 2012

    In a move to rapidly embrace the new Army Learning Model, the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute's Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson, S.C., has completely redesigned the Army Recruiter and Center Commander courses - from the curriculum and facilitation, to the number of students, to the students' duty uniform, to the physical appearance and layout of the classrooms.

  • Course redesigns produce better prepared Army recruiters, commanders

    Sep 24, 2012

    The general consensus among recent Recruiting Center Commander Course graduates is that the newly redesigned CCC is better preparing them to be leaders in small-unit recruiting and the Army Recruiter Course is better preparing Soldiers for recruiting duty.

  • SMDC employee retires from civilian service

    Sep 20, 2012

    Cayson retires with 25 years of service

  • US Army Pacific honors Republic of Korea general officer during visit

    Sep 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific honors Gen. Oh Sung Kwon, Deputy Commander of the Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command and the Ground Component Commander, during an Honor ceremony Sept. 19 at Historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Exercise your right to vote

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Alaska Absentee Voting Office mails absentee ballots beginning 45 days before the election.

  • Some like it hot

    Sep 21, 2012

    "We love doing these things for the community. We want them to come out and have a good time," said Shawn Johnson, manager of the Last Frontier Community Activity Center about the second annual salsa competition held Saturday."

  • Army Reserve troops salute visiting shuttle

    Sep 20, 2012

    Army Reserve personnel were among thousands on hand at Houston, Sept. 19, 2012, to salute the final voyage of a retired spacecraft.

  • Pacific Signal Week 2012 connects the Regiment

    Sep 20, 2012

    Signaleers from throughout the Pacific and the globe connected in Hawaii for the 2012 Signal Corps Regimental Week, a series of events dedicated to commemorating the proud history of the Signal Regiment and communicating within the Signal Branch itself. The annual event was hosted by the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and U.S. Army, Pacific G6.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $8.75 million contract to dredge Sabine-Neches Waterway

    Sep 21, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 19, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract to Manson Construction Co., in the amount of $8,758,350, for maintenance dredging of the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Port Arthur Canal, turning basin, junction area and Taylors Bayou in Jefferson and Orange counties, Texas, and Cameron Parish, La.

  • U.S. Army Alaska renews school partnership

    Sep 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Alaska renewed its commitment to a strong relationship with the local Fairbanks community during the third annual School Partnership Program's Memorandum of Agreement signing at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District building, Sept. 10, 2012.

  • Music Fest, Slam Fest events bring tunes, tap-outs to Camp Zama

    Sep 20, 2012

    While an outdoor crowd at Yano Field at Camp Zama, Japan, cheered the raw sounds of a blues-rock band Sept. 16, 2012, spectators in a gymnasium directly behind them watched wrestlers execute brutal body slams and piledrivers.

  • 94TH AAMDC SOLDIERS PARTICIPATE IN ULCHI FREEDOM GUARDIAN

    Sep 19, 2012

    Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise that was held on August 20th - 31st at the Combined Forces Command and Republic of Korea military installations throughout South Korea .

  • 94th AAMDC starts a Female Mentorship Program

    Sep 19, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII--The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command kicked off the Female Mentorship Program by hosting its first meeting at Fort Shafter Flats on September 11, 2012.

  • ACC historian predicts Zombie Apocalypse in 2013

    Sep 19, 2012

    If you're trying to survive the latest zombie apocalypse, you might want to ask the Weitzel clan for a tip or two.

  • Spotlight on...Anita McLain

    Sep 19, 2012

    Anita McLain is a contracting officer/contract specialist with the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Theater Contracting Center, in Kaiserslautern, Germany .

  • Sango returns to All Army Golf Trials

    Sep 19, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Three just might be the charm for Master Sgt. Sheila Sango. A career counselor with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Sango has been selected to compete in the All Army Golf Trials for the third consecutive year.

  • Commentary: Learning to cope when suicide hits at home

    Sep 19, 2012

    The last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom's voice talking to the person on the other end.

  • EDGE! program holds first youth triathlon

    Sep 19, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Twenty-nine athletes, ages 7-15, put their endurance to the test by participating in the inaugural EDGE! Youth Triathlon held on APG South (Edgewood) Sept. 8.

  • 8th TSC paralegals train for USARPAC competition

    Sep 19, 2012

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -- Paralegal Soldiers from throughout 8th Theater Sustainment Command came together, here, to ruck, board and test to prepare for the U.S. Army-Pacific paralegal competition, recently.

  • Oktoberfest to feature two nights of fireworks

    Sep 19, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Are you ready to savor some schnitzel while enjoying the upbeat sounds of an Oompah band?

  • Exchange renovating to ensure best selection

    Sep 19, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG Exchange is undergoing renovations in response to a significantly decreased customer base.

  • Fighting cancer, mile after mile

    Sep 19, 2012

    Chris Calhoun, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Procurement Analyst, will take part in the Sept. 23 Quad Cities Marathon in honor of his father's battle against prostate cancer.

  • MP Soldiers prepare for detainee ops mission

    Sep 19, 2012

    In the austere conditions of the Chihuahuan desert, 69 Soldiers from the 13th Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., prepare for their deployment to Afghanistan slated for the end of this year.

  • Army explores tactical 4G telemedicine

    Sep 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army explored whether real-time, electronic point-of-treatment care was possible or practical this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • 8th MP female graduates from sheriff's academy

    Sep 19, 2012

    WAIPIO, Hawaii -- A new chapter opened between the 8th Military Police Brigade and Hawaii's Sheriff Division as a military policeman from the 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Bde. graduated with 17 new sheriff's deputies from the Sheriff's Recruit Academy at the Okinawa Center, here, Aug. 24. Staff Sgt. Stefeni Rowland, 558th MP Company, 728th MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., 8th Theater Sustainment Command, became part of a story that began 21 years ago when current State Sheriff Shawn Tsuha graduated from the academy with an Airmen and a Marine, forming a civilian-military bond.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Performance TRIAD Workshop

    Sep 19, 2012

    A Performance Triad Workshop requested by Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho and hosted by leaders of the Western Regional Medical Command will convene September 18-21 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The meeting brings together approximately 85 military, government and civilian experts to develop the structure for the phased roll out of what Horoho has termed the performance triad. This triad composed of - activity, nutrition and sleep will be foundational for Army Medicine's transformation to a system for health.

  • Memorial Stair Climb honors sacrifice of 9/11 firefighters

    Sep 19, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was conducted at Arvin Cadet Physical Development Center Sept. 14 to remember and honor the 343 firefighters who died on Sept 11, 2001.

  • Army delivers fuel-efficient generators, 'right-size' power to Afghanistan

    Sep 20, 2012

    As the U.S. Army changes its energy culture through policy and new technologies, it is already fielding its next generation of streamlined operational energy systems to Afghanistan.

  • Academy honors 7th Nininger Award recipient

    Sep 25, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The Corps of Cadets and command staff attended the 7th annual Association of Graduates presentation of the Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms to Capt. Stephen Tangen, Class of 2008, at Washington Hall Sept. 12.

  • Army announces greatest inventions of 2011

    Sep 25, 2012

    U.S. Army officials announced the winners of its 2011 greatest inventions competition, Sept. 19, 2012.

  • Panetta: Guard always there when America needs them

    Sep 19, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta presides over Change of Responsibility ceremonies for the National Guard Bureau.

  • Grass takes leadership of National Guard

    Sep 19, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta swears in Lt. Gen. Frank Grass as the 27th Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

  • First Sergeants Barracks Program 2020 improving quality of life for Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Changes are coming to the way barracks are run at installations. Mission units now handle the daily operation of the quarters where their Soldiers reside, thanks to a joint effort of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.

  • Gen. Odierno meets with Soliders in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with members of Dragon Brigade in Afghanistan.

  • Currahees train using VBSII

    Sep 19, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conduct walk-and-shoot mission rehearsal using Virtual Battle Space II, Sept. 4 to 6, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • CSA Visits Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2012

  • LTG Mike Ferriter: 'Stand Up for Life'

    Sep 26, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- LTG Mike Ferriter, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, tells Soldiers, Families, and Civilians to stand up for life.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade, Italian carabinieri share training, experiences

    Sep 19, 2012

    Noncommissioned officers from the rear detachment of U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team shared deployment experiences and lessons learned with Italian military law enforcement officers during cultural awareness and information operations training in Vicenza, Italy, Sept. 11.

  • Website will reduce chance for pay and personnel errors

    Sep 19, 2012

    The Army has launched a website designed to substantially reduce the chance for error on pay and personnel issues. The Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A) will also serve as a repository for comprehensive human resources records for each Soldier. The website is at http://www.ipps-a.army.mil.

  • BJACH earns 'Top Performer' designation from Joint Commission

    Sep 19, 2012

    FORT POLK, LA--BAYNE-JONES ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL today was named one of the Nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

  • Ortega's military experiences aid with skill in Dismounted Soldier equipment

    Sep 20, 2012

    Personnel at the Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Soldier Performance Dismounted Division, Dismounted Warrior Branch conduct research and analyses to optimize Soldier performance and Soldier-machine interaction to maximize battlefield effectiveness. Samson Ortega, Jr. is a mechanical engineer/team leader of the Warrior Performance Team, Dismounted Warrior Branch at Aberdeen Proving Ground and is a former Soldier.

  • Army's best AIT platoon sergeants to compete for top honors

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Army's top nine advanced individual training platoon sergeants will contend for the title of 2012 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a competition at Fort Eustis, Va., Sept. 24-28, 2012.

  • Army Materiel Command leader visits Joint Munitions Command headquarters

    Sep 19, 2012

    Gen. Dennis Via, commander U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the Joint Munitions Command headquarters Sept. 18. He met with Brig. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commander Joint Munitions Command, and senior staff after officiating at an Army Sustainment Command assumption of command ceremony. The trip was Via's first visit to JMC headquarters since he became AMC Commanding General on August 7.

  • Fort Hood marks 70 years, announces memorial to good neighbor

    Sep 20, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, marked 70 years with a ceremony that included a look back at the post's beginnings and special recognition for one of the installation's good neighbors.

  • Yongsan shows environmental practices through seminar

    Sep 19, 2012

    Students from Hankuk University Environmental Engineering School were invited to tour U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan as a part of the Green Neighbor initiative outreach program, Sep. 13. Through the program, students were given the opportunity to learn about the environmental practices being used by the U.S. Army and see real-life applications of the knowledge they had acquired through their schooling. "We're sharing our environmental practices and the way we manage our environmental programs on post and on the peninsula," William Rogers, chief of the Environmental Division for USAG Yongsan, said. "We're hoping that the students take away information that can help them in their pursuits for future education and careers."

  • Drill sergeants, United Blood Services unite to give back to Acadiana

    Sep 19, 2012

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- The 1st Battalion 378th Regiment teamed up with United Blood Services to host a community blood drive here at their United States Army Reserve Center, Sept. 15.

  • Hometown Holiday Greetings from Yongsan

    Sep 19, 2012

    Every year around the holiday season, the Joint Hometown News Service hosts a Holiday Greetings gathering to give Service members, Civilians, and Families the opportunity to come out and send holiday greetings to love ones from their hometown. This year JHNS hosted the event here at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Sept. 17.

  • Army Strong School Ties: Soldier maintains bond with community, high school more than a decade

    Sep 19, 2012

    More Than a Decade After His Recruiting Tour Ended, Soldier Still Maintains Close Bond With Teachers, Students

  • Building resiliency in military children

    Sep 21, 2012

    With the constant moving, changing of schools and friends and having a parent who's deployed or geographically dispersed, being in a military family can, at times, be exceedingly stressful for children.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Johnetta R. Graves

    Sep 19, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Johnetta R. Graves

  • A Company "Werewolves" spearhead assault training

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For the first time in a long time, aircrews of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, began training for the repel air assault, here Sept., 14.

  • Pilots graduate from Aviation Warrant Officer Advanced Course

    Oct 10, 2012

    Photo Release

  • "Black Jack" Brigade to host Hispanic-American Heritage Month observance

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- A Hispanic Heritage Month Observance is scheduled to take place at Howze Auditorium, here, Sept. 21, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Air Cav troopers celebrate freedom with adopted school

    Oct 10, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Camp Zama bilateral softball event builds friendship between local communities

    Sep 19, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 18, 2012) -- "Even though we don't understand each other's language, playing sports and sharing that enjoyment together -- that's the most fun part."

  • Army committed to national academic excellence

    Sep 19, 2012

    The dedication of the new Seitz Elementary School took place Sept. 14, 2012, at Fort Riley, Kan., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new building as a tribute to retired Lt. Gen Richard Seitz, from Junction City.

  • Southern Accord Overview

    Sep 18, 2012

    Bilateral training exercises factor in building Botswana's military capabilities during Southern Accord 2012.

  • CAO helps bring closure to family after 60 years

    Sep 21, 2012

    On Sept. 2, 1950, Pvt. Richard Clapp and C Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment came under fire near Yulchon, South Korea. Clapp was killed in action. The Army was unable to identify his remains at the time, and he was buried as "Unknown" in a military cemetery on the Korean Peninsula; later moved to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2011, because of advances in technology, his remains were exhumed and identified by the Joint Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command (JPAC). For Sgt. 1st Class James Shockley, maintenance supervisor with 602nd Forward Support Company, it would be his first opportunity to serve as a casualty assistance officer and serve Clapp's next of kin.

  • Army encourages stigma reduction

    Sep 19, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and other 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers participated in a Stigma Reduction Communications Campaign workshop, Sept. 18, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Unique course gives leaders new perspective

    Sep 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- As a platoon sergeant in charge of and involved in the lives of nearly 40 Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Kenneth Anderson knows that self-confidence comes easier for some than it does for others. But after a five-day course offered by the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., he also knows that improving confidence can sometimes be as easy as simply setting a goal.

  • Stigma

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Stigma Reduction Campaign is designed to reduce the feelings of disgrace when it comes to seeking mental help.

  • Soldiers Update - Army's Suicide Prevention Program offers valuable tools to leaders

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Army Suicide Prevention Program offers valuable tools to leaders who are on the front line of preventing Soldier suicides.

  • Division West trains Maine Army National Guard MPs

    Sep 19, 2012

    The 488th Military Police Company of the Maine Army National Guard is here training with Division West's 5th Armored Brigade for its first deployment in the unit's current form, as Soldiers prepare to head to Afghanistan.

  • I Corps CG's conference puts big plans into motion

    Sep 21, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.-- Senior leadership of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., gathered to unify I Corps in its first steps in a new direction during a Commanding General's conference at the McChord Collocated Club, JBLM, Sept 12-13. The conference was the first under Brown, who took command of I Corps in July, and it provided an opportunity for him to discuss developing changes as I Corps focuses on the Pacific region and improving home-station training.

  • ASC welcomes new commanding general at assumption of command

    Sep 19, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command welcomed a new commanding general at an assumption of command ceremony here Sept. 18.

  • DIA director stresses importance of intel

    Sep 18, 2012

  • AMC hosts Global Logistics Concept Workshop

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command hosted logistics leaders from around the Army during the kick off for a Global Logistics Concept Workshop here today.

  • Fort Bragg's Marshall Hall earns energy efficiency, LEED Gold, certification

    Sep 18, 2012

    Marshall Hall, the 631,000 sq. ft. headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., becomes a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) "Gold" certified facility.

  • Army UAS community partners with academia

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Reserve unit welcomes, bids farewell to top-ranking enlisted leaders

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Presidio plans Hispanic heritage observance

    Sep 20, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually throughout the United States from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, will be celebrated at the Presidio's Tin Barn 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees Sept. 29

    Sep 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Mission Command in Garrison - 'train as you fight'

    Sep 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Forces Command is setting up their tactical Mission Command computer systems on home station networks to ensure Solders' mission command skills remain sharp.

  • Corps' oldest employee to retire at 90 years of age

    Sep 18, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Sept. 18, 2012) -- If 80 is the new 65 when it comes to current retirement plans, then most U.S Army Corps of Engineers employees would still have a decade to go before catching up with Civil Engineer Jack Otis, whose departure in September will officially make him the oldest employee to retire from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • With run phase complete, 81st CA Battalion set sights on deployment

    Sep 18, 2012

    As the small group of Soldiers enter into the town they are immediately inundated by the chaos of multiple casualties, angry mobs and adamant foreign officials trying to get resolution to their plight all at once. The Soldiers, assigned to 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, make-up a civil affairs team or CAT and were expected to calmly manage the situation as some evaluate and treat casualties, and others maintain security and address the concerns of the local leaders, using translators to communicate.

  • Soldiers Update - How to prevent insider threats

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Commander of Task Force Bayonet discusses how to prevent insider threats.

  • Soldiers Update - Chinook Crew Chief and Pilot gives inside look at daily lives

    Sep 18, 2012

    Chinook Crew Chief and Pilot give an inside look at their daily lives in Afghanistan.

  • Army Now - Soldiers on Kandahar Airfield participate in physical competition

    Sep 18, 2012

    Soldiers on Kandahar Airfield participate in bench press, dead-lift, and squat power-lifting competition.

  • Army Now - Soldiers in Afghanistan commemorate anniversary of September 11

    Sep 18, 2012

    Soldiers in Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Afghanistan, commemorate the anniversary of September 11.

  • Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems community partners with academia

    Sep 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army's Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is establishing partnerships with a handful of academic institutions as a way to further research, advance technology and maximize progress emerging from lessons learned in combat, service officials said.

  • Corps Vicksburg District Water Control Section gets New Chief

    Sep 18, 2012

  • US Army Corps of Engineers Educates about Suicide Prevention

    Sep 18, 2012

  • Army designing tastier meats for field rations

    Sep 19, 2012

    The Army is teaming up with industry to develop a tastier, healthier meat product that uses an innovative dehydrating process.

  • Wellness workshop focuses on mind, body, and spirit

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Employee Assistance Program hosted its first Civilian Wellness Day here, Aug. 30, in an effort to inform the community of the many services available to help promote total wellness.

  • World's largest PA program graduates three

    Sep 18, 2012

    The world's largest Physician Assistant program, the Interservice Physician Assistance Program, graduated three new PAs at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital on Sept. 7.

  • Signal unit engages NATO partners at Exercise Combined Endeavor 12

    Sep 20, 2012

    The 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion shared wires and wisdom with over 1,000 communication professionals from up to 40 NATO partners at Combined Endeavor 12, the largest multinational communications exercise in the world, Sept. 7-20, 2012, at the Grafenwoehr Training Center, Germany.

  • Two ARL women recognized at APG's Federal Women's Program

    Sep 18, 2012

    Two U.S. Army Research Laboratory employees were recognized at the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Federal Women's Program Awards event that was held August 21. Pamela Fry from the Laboratory Operations Directorate was recognized as the 2012 Supervisor/Manager of the Year, and Dr. Asha Hall from the Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) was recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Woman of the Year.

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