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  • New range system passes government test

    Jan 9, 2013

    A new "location of miss and hit" electronic shot detection and location system recently passed its government acceptance test.

  • Calif. instructor named Soldier Hero

    Jan 9, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Felipe Cruz was chosen to mentor athletes competing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, held Jan. 5, 2013, in San Antonio.

  • Hometown hero honored at Army All-American game

    Jan 8, 2013

    University of Texas-San Antonio Cadet Greg Aguilar honored for his service.

  • Army investigates 'smell-seeing' technology for military application

    Jan 9, 2013

    At the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, scientists are fine-tuning odor-sensing technology that could be used to protect food supplies, identify biological agents and equip the warfighter with newfound capabilities.

  • Wildcat ROTC instructor exemplifies the U.S. Army Soldier Hero

    Jan 9, 2013

    Master Sgt. Carlos Valarezo is chosen to mentor athletes participating in the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Mullins named Soldier Hero

    Jan 8, 2013

    University of Alaska-Fairbanks instructor chosen to mentor athletes at annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Fort Leonard Wood begins 2013 cultural series with Martin Luther King Jr. day

    Jan 8, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to host its first cultural observance of the year in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Pershing Community Center.

  • Computer detectives hunt hackers, deliver digital justice

    Jan 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army CID's Computer Crimes Investigative Unit is turning the tables on would-be predators online to where the hunters now have become the hunted.

  • New collaboration tool available

    Jan 8, 2013

    With more than 6,000 projects in progress at any given time, Huntsville Center leaders recognized a need for a tool enabling program managers, engineers and contractors to effectively and efficiently collaborate information.

  • Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

    Jan 9, 2013

    Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

  • 2013 All-American Bowl stories, photos

    Jan 8, 2013

  • New range system passes test

    Jan 8, 2013

    A new Location of Miss and Hit (LOMAH) electronic shot detection and location system recently passed its Government Acceptance Test (GAT).

  • Dutch Army Commander enters International Fellows Hall of Fame

    Jan 8, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Mart de Kruif, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army and former Commander of ISAF Region South, was inducted into the International Fellows Hall of Fame of the U.S. Army War College, Monday, January 7. The USAWC International Fellows Hall of Fame recognizes graduates who have held the highest positions in their nation's armed forces or an equivalent position in a multinational organization.

  • 704th MI Brigade celebrates 25 years

    Jan 8, 2013

    Members of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade rang in the new year by celebrating the unit's 25th anniversary.

  • Natick makes resupply from sky possible

    Jan 11, 2013

    Dozens of forward operating bases and thousands of service members depend on supplies that drop daily from the sky and Afghanistan is shaping up to be the largest combat aerial resupply operation in history.

  • Study Abroad

    Jan 8, 2013

    When it comes to learning a new language, the 706th Military Intelligence Group believes it's better to remove the training wheels and send Soldiers overseas, forcing linguists to speed up the learning process.

  • Training Day

    Jan 8, 2013

    Soldiers from the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade have come up with realistic training scenarios that have all of the benefits of a deployment, without the hassle of actually having to go anywhere.

  • Korean Peninsula Missile Defenders of the Year

    Jan 8, 2013

    YONGSAN - A banquet was held here November 9 to honor the peninsula's best crews selected by the inaugural Missile Defender of the Year Competition including troops from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.

  • Intelligence center develops Biometrically Enabled Intelligence to support warfighter

    Jan 9, 2013

    With high-tech gadgets that scan a person's iris and take fingerprints, the National Ground Intelligence Center uses forensic science, known as Biometrically Enabled Intelligence, to support the warfighter.

  • Picatinny recycles artillery shells to create cheaper, safer, more realistic training rounds

    Jan 10, 2013

    Picatinny Arsenal munitions experts have developed a process to recycle a family of old artillery shells to create less expensive, more realistic and safer training rounds for Soldiers, giving new meaning to the slogan "renew, reuse, recycle."

  • Three teens lend hand to youth, gain rewards themselves

    Jan 8, 2013

    "One hundred years from now it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child." These words, written by Forest Witcraft, author of "Within My Power,"will forever echo in the hearts of three Fort Polk teens who volunteered with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports program. Not only did each give to the children, parents and community of Fort Polk, they also received a bounty of personal benefits.

  • Higher Ground

    Jan 8, 2013

    Members of the 297th Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th MI Brigade, contribute to the fight in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by aiding the scouts and sentries as the eyes of the battlefield.

  • Gunslingers induct honorary regimental colonel

    Nov 30, -0001

    Col. Michael J. Brokovich, retired, was inducted as the honorary colonel of the 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade during an induction ceremony at the Cascade Community Club, Nov. 29.

  • 'Raiders' bid farewell to brother-in-arms

    Nov 30, -0001

    Family, friends and service members gathered to honor and celebrate the life of Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle, Jr., in a memorial ceremony at Lewis North Chapel, Dec. 5.

  • Leader with 'heart of gold' remembered

    Nov 30, -0001

    Family, friends and 'Manchu' soldiers from 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division gathered to remember the life and honor the service of Sgt. Logan Tyler Harbison at Evergreen Chapel, Dec. 11.

  • Why we serve: CSM Thomas Moore

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers have a wide array of reasons for joining the Army from wanting to travel the world to earning money for college. Once they have seen exotic, foreign lands and earned their money for school however, what drives a soldier to want to continue waking up at 4:30 a.m., conduct physical training five days a week, give up their weekends to pull 24-hour guard, and put on the same green, digital pattern uniform day after day?

  • Soldiers celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Despite being away from friends and families during the holiday season, Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 found many ways to celebrate Christmas in Southern Afghanistan, Dec. 25.

  • Army uses sense of smell to drive biodetection technology

    Jan 8, 2013

    What the nose doesn't know, technology does. ECBC scientists are using Volatile Organic Compound applications to detect biological pathogens and test for the spoiling of foodstuffs. What was onced used to determine whether coffee beans were Starbucks or Folgers is now being used to identify biological agents.

  • Engineers develop, test rapid nerve agent detectors

    Jan 9, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army engineers are creating and testing a new technology to detect and classify nerve agent in minutes.

  • Shaping Afghanistan's future police force

    Jan 8, 2013

    KABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 8, 2013) -- The Afghan Uniformed Police force continues to grow day-by-day with fresh, young, and idealistic cadets hitting the streets and protecting the civilian population of Afghanistan.

  • Shaping Afghanistan's future police force

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Afghan Uniformed Police force continues to grow day-by-day with fresh, young, and idealistic cadets hitting the streets and protecting the civilian population of Afghanistan.

  • Combined Team Ready First uncases colors in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Combined Team Ready First assumed battle space responsibility from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, "Lancers," from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 7. The ceremony was held at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, and hosted multiple Afghan dignitaries, as well as Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams, RC-South commander.

  • 21st TSC selected to participate in DA sponsorship pilot program

    Jan 8, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command is one of five units selected by the Department of the Army's personnel division to participate in a 180-day sponsorship test pilot program aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the Total Army Sponsorship Program. The objective of the test pilot program is to develop a process that will ensure the assignment of a sponsor prior to receiving permanent change of station orders for those in the ranks of colonel and below

  • 21st TSC wins DA LSS awards for 3rd year straight

    Jan 8, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Lean Six Sigma program again received Department of the Army accolades for saving the Army and the American tax payers millions of dollars and discovering methods of conducting operations more efficiently.

  • Fallen combat engineer remembered by CTF 4-2

    Nov 30, -0001

    When Pfc. Matthew Jones first met Pfc. Markie Sims in basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., it was laughter from the start.

  • Cadets play key role in National Combine

    Jan 8, 2013

    Cadets from colleges across the country served as marshals for the National Combine held in conjunction with the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Part of their role was talk to players about life as a Cadet and opportunities available through ROTC.

  • Challenges on Fire Island

    Jan 7, 2013

    Hurricane Sandy's horror and destruction came ashore in the Northeast region Oct. 29, 2012, its tropical force winds and storm surge impacted millions in 15 states. One of the areas hit in New York by the storm was a barrier island called Fire Island. The island is 32 miles long and less than a mile wide at most points. The island is approximately a one hour drive from New York City and is known throughout the northeast as the island with no vehicles.

  • East strikes quickly to win U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2013

    Wide receiver James Quick caught the game-winning 34-yard touchdown pass and received the Pete Dawkins Most Valuable Player trophy for helping the East to a 15-8 victory over the West in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • The Army's "Face to the World"

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Foreign Military Sales program is the U.S. government's program for transferring defense articles, services and training to other sovereign nations and international organizations.

  • Holston Army Ammunition Plant Continues Environmental Excellence

    Jan 9, 2013

    Between mountains and munitions, Holston Army Ammunition Plant endeavors to coexist in a diverse natural environment.

  • Soldier Hero march

    Jan 7, 2013

    USASOC Soldiers lead the formation of Soldier heroes for the Army All-American Bowl.

  • CAAA Receives Award for Burster Work

    Jan 7, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity received a Superior Supplier Award from Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems for its efforts in supplying 155mm M54 Burster Tubes.

  • Crane Army Holds Bake Sale to Help CFC

    Jan 7, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee and CFC volunteer Melanie Deckard offers donated baked goods to CAAA employees Debbie DeLaney and Lauren Shipman.

  • Army All-American Bowl pregame hype

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Dalessio chest bumps his player, Tahaan Goodman, during the Army All-American Bowl pregame introductions.

  • Hackers

    Jan 8, 2013

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 1st Information Operations Command (Land), have come up with an innovative way to protect Army networks -- by assuming the role of cyber opposing force and attempting to hack them.

  • January's ASA(ALT) Significant Accomplishment PEO Ammo's Mr. Robert Goetz

    Jan 15, 2013

  • The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band alumni

    Jan 7, 2013

    The 2012 All-American Marching Band alumni talk about how the All-American Bowl and the mentorship of the U.S. Army Field Band have helped shape their lives following last year's performance.

  • Soldiers Update: Bar-B-Que Welcome for U.S. Army All American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Football Players and Soldiers participate in welcome Bar-B-Que and friendly competition before the All-American Bowl.

  • Player-Hero challenge at the All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Student athletes playing in the 2013 All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, compete against Soldier heroes in a variety of fun games leading up to the big game.

  • Soldiers Update: U.S. Army Marksmanship team during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    U.S. Army Marksmanship team performs in San Antonio during U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Best of the best

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Senna and Sgt. Saral Shrestha, the 2012 Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, met up at the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio and shared their experiences as winners of the Best Warrior Competition.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness spotlight logo

    Jan 7, 2013

  • A Significant, Emotional Driving Event

    Jan 7, 2013

    It was April 2005, and I was preparing for my first permanent change of station move to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from Fort Bragg, N.C. During my monthly checks of my 1999 GMC Sonoma pick-up, I noticed my brakes would soon need replacing. Since I was about to take a long drive across the country, I figured I would replace the front and back brake components beforehand. I had no idea how much that preventive maintenance would later pay off.

  • All-American Bowl spotlight logo

    Jan 7, 2013

  • Communication Key in the Cockpit

    Jan 7, 2013

    We watch television, send and receive emails and text messages and make telephone calls daily. You'd think we'd be pretty adept at communicating, right? Not always. Let me share a personal example.

  • Your New Year's failure can save someone's life!

    Feb 2, 2014

    That's right, if your New Year's resolution has already failed, don't worry about it. Redeem yourself by giving blood this month. In 15 minutes and you can save the lives of up to three people! According to the Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. However, due to difficulties and low temperatures this time of year, there is a decline in blood donations throughout blood banks across the country when it's needed the most.

  • Ergonomics That Work

    Jan 7, 2013

    Ergonomics is the applied science of equipment design in the workplace to reduce fatigue and discomfort and increase productivity. Cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries and work-related musculoskeletal disorders are synonymous terms. All relate to musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, compression (pressing against hard surfaces) and/or sustained awkward positions.

  • Motorcycle Personal Protective Equipment Lessons Severity of Accident

    Jan 7, 2013

    I began riding motorcycles at 8 years old when my father bought me a little Honda dirt bike. More than 35 years later, I still love the freedom and thrill of riding. I have always considered myself a skilled rider; but before I could register my bike on post, I had to complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse. While I didn't think the course would teach me much or improve my riding skills, I went into it with an open mind. To my surprise, I actually learned something, especially regarding personal protective equipment. That training likely lessened the severity of the accident I thought would never happen to me.

  • Performance Triad to Lead Army Medicine to System for Health

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Office of the Surgeon General/Medical Command hosted its Commander's Conference at the Defense Health Headquarters earlier this month. A major topic that the senior medical leaders discussed was transforming Army Medicine from a healthcare system to a system for health.

  • Marine Corps radar repairs complete, final testing under way

    Jan 7, 2013

    Despite receiving the system weeks later than expected, technicians here recently completed repair of an AN/TPS-59(V)3 Tactical Missile Defense, Early Warning and Situational Awareness Radar System for the Marine Corps. It is now undergoing final testing at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. ahead of the scheduled deadline.

  • 2013 All-American Bowl stories, videos

    Jan 7, 2013

    Here are the stories and videos from this year's All-American Bowl, which was played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 5, 2013. The Army has hosted the All-American Bowl in San Antonio since 2002, highlighting the 90 best high school football players, and 125 best high school marching band musicians and color guard members from across the nation.

  • Circle To Land - A Tricky Maneuver

    Jan 7, 2013

    Circle-to-land is one of the least practiced and most underappreciated maneuvers in the fixed-wing Army aviation community. In the commercial and civilian sector, the maneuver is considered risky enough that many freight operators prohibit their pilots from performing it at night or from doing it at all. However, depending on the mission, pilots may have no choice but to employ the circle-to-land maneuver. And if the first time you practice it is the first time you need it, you could be in serious trouble. I'll give you a personal example from a flight I had in a C-12.

  • Army Safety - How Did We Do? Fiscal 2012 End-Of-Year Review

    Jan 7, 2013

    As an Army, we're getting better all the time at safety. I feel confident making that statement given final numbers from fiscal 2012: With 162 accidental fatalities, it was our third-safest year on record and our best since combat operations began more than 11 years ago.

  • Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1

    Jan 8, 2013

    The Army announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October/November 2013, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Thankful for Motorcycle Safety Training

    Jan 7, 2013

    After several months of pleading and negotiating, I finally convinced my wife to let me purchase the motorcycle of my dreams. We had just become debt free - and she wanted to stay that way - so there were two promises I made in order for her to feel comfortable with our decision. First, I had to purchase the motorcycle outright so we weren't saddled with a monthly payment. Second, I had to attend a motorcycle safety training course.

  • eCYBERMISSION program registers a strong year in STEM outreach

    Apr 3, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION program reported a record year in 2012 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach, officials announced.

  • Balancing the risks versus the benefits of hurrying home

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sometimes you come to the end of a mission and realize you owe your life more to luck than smart decisions. But Lady Luck is a fickle spirit. She may not treat you so well the next time.

  • Driver Training Revamped

    Jan 7, 2013

    Vehicle rollovers remain a serious concern for units deployed overseas. According to statistics compiled by U.S. Central Command, there were 618 tactical vehicle rollovers in Afghanistan between January 2009 and July 2012, resulting in 23 fatalities and 501 injuries.

  • Don't ignore the signs of extreme temperatures, snow and ice

    Jan 7, 2013

    Winters can be brutal at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After being stationed there for two years, however, I thought I could handle just about anything winter could dish out. It took a close call to make me realize we can never become complacent when it comes to winter driving - no matter how familiar you may be with the area.

  • Automated chemistry system enhances lab results

    Jan 7, 2013

    To better serve Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) beneficiaries, staff members of the Department of Pathology have started using a fully automated chemistry system in its lab.

  • Long Knife Soldier in Afghanistan watches birth via Skype

    Jan 8, 2013

    Spc. Christopher Chavez, a 20-year-old intelligence analyst with the 1st Cavalry Division, witnessed the birth of his first child via Skype, from Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Afghanistan.

  • Army assesses electromagnetic vulnerabilities

    Jan 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is a state-of-the-art facility that is used to conduct experiments that address the electromagnetic vulnerability requirements of the U.S. Army Weapon and Communication-Electronics Systems.

  • Signal Soldiers donate to blind children

    Jan 7, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Signal Brigade have worked together with Hanbit School for Blind for over 50 years. The top leaders in the brigade visited the school Dec. 26 on behalf of the 1st Signal Brigade Association. The children performed various Christmas carols for Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh III, Commander of 1st Signal Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, Command Sergeant Major of 1st Signal Brigade.

  • Preparation pays off: a sit-down with 210th's KATUSA of the Quarter

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sgt. Oh Young-ho, who hails from Daegu, South Korea, is a poster child for preparation. Recently named the 210th Fires Brigade Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier of the Quarter, he exemplifies the traits that earned him the honor.

  • Leisure standard: Seoul: closer than you think, more to see than you know

    Jan 7, 2013

    How do you spend your weekends? Sitting in your room and playing computer games? If you're looking for something a little more exciting, but don't know how to take that first step, read on. Seoul is closer than you think -- and there's plenty to do.

  • Chaplains strengthen roles, responsibilities at conference

    Jan 7, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 6, 2013) -- 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, unit ministry teams came together for their bi-monthly religious support team conference at the TF Destiny headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 3.

  • Tradition in Afghanistan

    Jan 14, 2013

    Command team for 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade reflects on the resiliency and and accomplishments of their Soldiers.

  • 3 Cadets become Army's newest second lieutenants at All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2013

    Two Cadets from San Antonio schools and one from Michigan took the oath of office in a pre-game ceremony before the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, on the Alamodome field before thousands of football fans.

  • Army recognizes excellence at awards dinner

    Jan 8, 2013

    The Rotary Club of San Antonio hosted the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, to celebrate the achievements of the All-American athletes and to honor Army Soldiers' and their families, Jan. 4, 2013.

  • ROTC's top Cadet talks leadership at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    Cadet Patrick Lupfer of Northeastern University used an exercise to teach students about the Army Values, during All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio.

  • One New Soldier, Two New Cultures

    Jan 7, 2013

  • The Gift of Volunteering

    Jan 6, 2013

    Volunteering is an easy way to show a community that you care. That's exactly what the Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, do.

  • Army Strong Zone shows 150 Ways to be 'Army Strong'

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Army Strong Zone, a 129,000 square-foot exhibit area adjacent to the Alamodome, provides Americans a platform to experience the diverse elements of the world's strongest team -- the U.S. Army.

  • TRADOC commander addresses Soldier Heroes during All-American Bowl week

    Jan 7, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, spoke to the Soldier Heroes participating in the All-American Bowl Week on three main points: Establishing the conditions for the Army in 2014, focusing on preparedness rather than short-term readiness, and the Army Profession.

  • Top Reserve recruiter embraces every challenge

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Mariela Richardson never meant to be the top Army Reserve recruiter, she just did what she was told. Her first sergeant instructed her to prepare to appear before a quarterly board. That eventually led to her appearance before a battalion, brigade and finally a command board.

  • LOGCAP Soldiers receive awards for Afghanistan tour

    Jan 10, 2013

    Five Soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Logistics Civil Assistance Program received end of tour awards Jan. 6 during a ceremony hosted by Col. Mark Paget, commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • ANA demonstrate excellence, graduate mortar training

    Jan 6, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 6, 2013) -- As each day passes, the Afghan National Army is adding to its capabilities. This progress is significant in building a security force that can provide stability for its people and future. The development is becoming increasingly evident at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan. The modern training facility of the ANA is an example of the ever-growing force they're becoming. Afghans from the 4th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, completed a two-week mortar course at the Fires Center of Excellence, or FCOE, a school developed and mentored by Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The course is designed to teach sustainable practices and methods that will allow them to engage the enemy with confidence.

  • U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks inducts 15 NCOs

    Jan 5, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Fellow noncommissioned officers, officers, coworkers and families joined 15 U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks Soldiers as they were inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps, Dec. 4, at the Sgt. Smith Theater, here. NCO induction ceremonies are a rite of passage symbolizing the transition from Soldier to leader.

  • 200th MP Command Soldier recognized at 2013 All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2013

    Soldier, college student, parachutist, electrician, police officer and soon-to-be reporter. All of these words describe Staff Sgt. Dallas Pierce, with the 200th Military Police Command, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Soldiers 'showcase' Army opportunities at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2013

    The "Army Strong" message got a big boost this week as Soldier heroes, about 90 of the nation's top high school football players and their coaches, about 150 band members, a number of drill sergeants and many others converged in San Antonio for 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities.

  • Community leaders learn how Army takes care of families

    Jan 7, 2013

    Army garrison leaders from multiple installations reached out to dozens of educators, business executives and community leaders from across the country during U.S. Army All-American Bowl week activities to show how the Army creates a home for Soldiers and their families.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Excellence at Awards Dinner

    Jan 5, 2013

    The Rotary Club of San Antonio hosted the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Dinner at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio to celebrate the achievements of the All-American athletes and to honor Army Soldiers' and their families Jan. 4.

  • Football coaches, Soldiers breed winners

    Jan 8, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander, Training and Doctrine Command, addressed about 90 coaches of the nation's top high school football players at the 2013 All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

  • Afghan Army completes successful resupply mission

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Afghan National Army recently conducted a mission to resupply the Afghan Uniform Police at Chapah Darah, Afghanistan, by conducting a convoy operation from Nangalam Base, Dec. 26, 2012.

  • Ancient aqueducts receive cleaning

    Jan 5, 2013

    Subterranean aqueducts, or karez in Persian, have provided rural Afghan villages with water for centuries in a land perpetually challenged with poor resources. In many places throughout the war torn country, however, karez have fallen into disrepair. The Mississippi National Guard Agricultural Development Team is working in Zabul province, Afghanistan to help villagers repair the problems caused by years of neglect.

  • Army Reserve Soldier recognized at 2013 All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2013

  • More 2/2 ID soldiers make it home for New Year's

    Jan 4, 2013

    Returning from a nine-month mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, approximately 300 of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's combat deployed soldiers, made it home to their loved ones just in time for New Year's. Having served as part of the regular rotation of forces in Afghanistan, members of the "Lancer Brigade" returned Dec. 30, to a late night gathering of friends and Family at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Army Medicine continues commitment to world class health care in HI in '12

    Jan 10, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Pacific Regional Medical Command continued to break new ground, provide world class health care and stay on the cutting edge of technology in 2012.

  • Local VFW post names Division West Soldier Teacher of Year

    Jan 4, 2013

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 named William Brown its 2012 K-5 Teacher of the Year in a Dec. 21 ceremony at Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School here. Brown, who has taught fifth grade social studies at the school for four years, is also an Army Reserve captain and commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-381st Training Support Battalion, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West.

  • Texas aviators take on new mission in Afghanistan

    Jan 4, 2013

    On January 3, 2013, the men and women of B Co., 1-149th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion bade farewell to their friends and families with a mobilization ceremony in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The event, held at the Ellington Air Base Armed Forces Reserve Center in Houston, Texas, marked the final homestation gathering before going overseas.

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