Archive: Jan 2013

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  • Town Hall Meeting 23 January 2013 with Q&A

    Feb 7, 2013

    Dugway Proving Ground, UT Commander opening remarks: FY13 funding issues: Fiscal Cliff funding issues were delayed until 1 March. Reductions will have to be absorbed before FY14. The funding cuts will be difficult for DoD to implement. The Pentagon realizes that we may go over the "fiscal cliff" and there will not be enough money to operate at current levels. The Pentagon has begun planning for the cut backs and is implementing guidance to lessen the pain at the end of FY14.

  • Provost Marshal General: Resilience programs protected from budget cuts

    Jan 30, 2013

    Programs that effectively strengthen Soldier and Family resilience will not be lost to looming budget cuts, the Provost Marshal General of the Army said Jan. 28 during a video teleconference with 1st Infantry Division leaders at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Making a difference is the hallmark of public service

    Jan 30, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosts the retirement ceremony for Ms. Cheryl Ryefield, after more than 35 years of public service, 30 Jan. 2013, Pentagon, Washington D.C. During his remarks, Westphal discussed the critical role of DA Civilians in support of the U.S. Army and praised Ms. Ryefield's selfless service and dedication; recognizing her as a beacon to others who are pursuing the mantel of public service. During her remarkable career, Ms. Ryefield worked for the Defense Mapping Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, in support of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She spent the majority of her career as a technical photographer, graphic designer, and video producer; retiring as the Deputy Chief, Electronic Imaging Branch Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

    Jan 30, 2013

    Superbowl Sunday is only days away, and the JFHQ-NCR/MDW Safety Office has provided these important, life saving Superbowl XLVII safety tips.

  • Contracting interns join ACC--New Jersey ranks

    Jan 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.--Army Contracting Command-New Jersey welcomed its inaugural class of 24 interns into its ranks during a swearing in ceremony earlier this month.

  • ACC NCOs attend Inaugural Ball

    Jan 30, 2013

    Five Army Contracting Command noncommissioned officers and their guests tripped the light fantastic while attending the Commander In Chief's Inaugural Ball Jan. 22 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • West Point defeats Canadian rivals in annual hockey exhibition

    Jan 30, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2013) -- Freshman forward Thane Heller scored twice and senior goaltender Ryan Leets turned away 12 shots as Army posted a 4-1 victory over the Royal Military College of Canada Jan. 26 in an exhibition game at a soldout Tate Rink.

  • Nichols addresses JCRX audience

    Jan 30, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-The more than 380 cadre and trainees at the Army Contracting Command Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 were all eyes and ears as Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general, spoke on the merits and importance of the JCRX training Jan. 24.

  • West Point teens getting fit through FMWR strength program

    Jan 30, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2013) -- When joining a fitness center or gym, it is important to know how to exercise properly and learn how to use strength training and cardiovascular machines safely and effectively. For this reason, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center offered a Teen Strength Program for youths 13-15 years of age Jan. 22, 24, and 25.

  • Celebrating the everlasting dream of Martin Luther King

    Feb 4, 2013

    Community members celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream at the annual MLK luncheon Jan. 23 at the West Point Club. The event included a moving tribute with Class of 2015 Cadets Andrew Nkansah, Nathaniel Green and Jacob Smith reciting parts of King's "I Have a Dream" speech given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington in the nation's capital on Aug. 28, 1963.

  • Aviation brigade upgrades Black Hawk helicopters

    Jan 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion began fielding 30 new UH-60M Black hawk helicopters to replace the current UH-60L models on Jan 7. The unit is scheduled to finish receiving equipment sometime between late February and early March.

  • Camaraderie and competition sets tone for annual exchange

    Jan 30, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted a contingent of officer cadets and senior leaders from the Royal Military College of Canada Jan. 24-27 during the annual USMA-RMC Exchange. The weekend activities included water polo and chess contests, a debate and a joint Pipe and Drums demonstration. Concurrently, the academy sent cadets to Kingston, Ontario, to spend the weekend at RMC, attend classes and participate in friendly competition. This exchange, which began in 1923, is designed to enhance cultural awareness between the two institutions and nurture camaraderie between its students.

  • SMA explains way ahead for women in combat

    Jan 31, 2013

    "As an Army, we should be seeking the best qualified and most talented individuals and match them against the requirements for the Army, regardless of gender," said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III.

  • AMCOM worker becomes education inspiration

    Jan 30, 2013

    She may be nearly 70, but as far as Carolyn Nation is concerned, her career with the Army is far from over

  • New York Guard to begin moving women into combat battalions

    Jan 31, 2013

    Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced by the Department of Defense and the Army to change the policy excluding women from ground combat units.

  • Double Arm Transplant Restores Function, Quality of Life for Soldier

    Jan 30, 2013

    U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command sponsors double arm-transplant surgery through the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and Johns Hopkins University

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Dam!

    Feb 4, 2013

    Based on computer-aided design, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's 3-D printer allows full-scale project components to be shrunk into a handheld model that team members can use to better visualize and conceptualize their work like never before.

  • Schematics for future weapons to be rendered in 3-D

    Jan 31, 2013

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a 3-D picture worth? Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are working on a project to find out.

  • Combat medic credits garrison command sergeant major for reenlistment

    Jan 30, 2013

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va.--Sgt. Christopher J. Watson II, reenlisted on a cold-blustery day at the headquarters complex here.

  • Space Soldier top CFC performer

    Jan 30, 2013

    SMDC Soldier receives award for being the best at helping others

  • District observes MLK holiday with day of service

    Feb 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Black Employment Program honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a day of service by delivering more than 100 pounds of collected toiletries and toys to local shelters in the downtown Los Angeles community Jan. 22.

  • 'Sunshine' comes to Natick's Doriot Climatic Chambers

    Jan 31, 2013

    A new Solar Simulation Unit has allowed the Doriot Climatic Chambers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to replicate sunshine.

  • Installations remain Army Strong

    Jan 30, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 29, 2013) -- Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, LTG Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced today.

  • SWD is recognized for outstanding water safety contributions

    Jan 30, 2013

    Employees from the Southwestern Division U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were named the recipients of the region four National Water Safety Congress awards for their outstanding contributions to water safety throughout 2012.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform metal photo processing

    Jan 30, 2013

    Brian Dooley, a metal photo processor here, begins manufacturing a silksceen by stretching fabric across a wooden frame table. Dooley works in the depot's Components Plating Branch, Systems Integration and Support Directorate.

  • AUP, Rakkasans deliver aid to Khowst village

    Jan 30, 2013

    Afghanistan - Soldiers from Second Platoon, Company A, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assisted the Afghan Uniformed Police in distributing school supplies for the local school children in order to build relations between the village and the AUP.

  • Soldier "living the dream" as artilleryman

    Jan 30, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 14, 2013) -- The sun is high above and its heat is beating down on an M119A2 Howitzer and its nine-man team at Camp Clark, Afghanistan. As a radio squawks aloud, all nine men repeat the words they wait to hear day-in and day-out. "Fire mission!" "Living the dream boys," says Spc. Taylor Barnes, the gunner for the M119A2 Howitzer. Even though it is a training mission to help qualify forward observers, to the men behind the artillery gun it makes no difference.

  • ANSF lead counter insurgency mission, find IED

    Jan 30, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (January 12, 2013) -- Members of the Afghan National Army and Afghan Uniformed Police partnered with Soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), while conducting a foot patrol in mountains of Nadir Shah Kot District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013

  • Rakkasans assist Afghan army with inspections and training

    Feb 1, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to Company G, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), joined with the Afghan National Army's 4th Kandak, 1st Infantry Brigade, 203rd Afghan Army Corps, on a partnership support mission in Qalandar District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013.

  • Ceremony in Japan celebrates the tradition of Soldiers

    Jan 30, 2013

    KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan -- In medieval times a squire served a knight with the upmost humility and faithful service. In return a knight trained the squire in hopes that one day he would become a knight. Once accepted, the squire would take part in a ceremony, the crowning of a knight, which symbolized his rite of passage.

  • Sagamihara, Zama residents' tour of Camp Zama provides insight on US-Japan bilateral relationship

    Jan 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 30, 2013) -- Col. Eric Tilley, U.S. Army Garrison Japan commander, briefs the mission of his unit and stresses the importance of a strong bilateral relationship between Japan and the U.S. Army to local representatives from Zama and Sagamihara cities at the Camp Zama Community Club who visited the installation Jan. 29.

  • USACE completes construction of medical facility in Shindand

    Jan 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction Jan. 29 of a new medical facility in Shindand district, Herat province. Although not open to the public yet, the facility will provide basic, urgent and emergency health care for up to 150,000 residents and will be staffed primarily by Afghan medical professionals.

  • Officials complete quality assurance milestone

    Jan 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Quality assurance officials here recently completed a major milestone by publishing the command's new quality assurance policy to address and help correct the Army material weakness in contract administration and oversight.

  • 4th ID Soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    Jan 31, 2013

    Former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, section sergeant, Company B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is scheduled to be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barrack Obama, Feb. 11, 2013, in Washington, D.C, for his heroic actions at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Scott A. Meyerhoff

    Jan 30, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Scott A. Meyerhoff

  • 302nd MEB honors Wagner, Humphries for 68 years of dedicated service

    Jan 31, 2013

    Full-time staff members at 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, gathered to honor, thank and say farewell to Master Sgt. Michael Wagner and Sgt. 1st Class Steven Humphries for their many years of honorable service. Wagner and Humphries were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for a combined 68 years of dedicated service to the unit, Army and country.

  • Soldiers Update - Active shooter

    Jan 29, 2013

    Servicemembers part of the Force Protection Team at the New Kabul Compound respond to a simulated insider attack. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/280191/soldiers-update-active-shooter#.UQhQ0PKyDt4#ixzz2JPmWVepF

  • Lightning Support Soldiers honored during redeployment ceremonies

    Jan 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Families and friends of the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, gathered to greet their Soldiers in two redeployment ceremonies, Dec. 23 and 30. The 45th Sust. Bde. had deployed for a 12-month mission to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to provide logistical support to units operating in Regional Commands South, Southwest and West in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • MASCAL exercise tests first responders

    Jan 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital held a joint mass casualty incident training exercise to test the readiness capabilities of first responders here, Jan. 24.

  • Thompson retires, Cherry assumes responsibility of 311th Signal Command

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Thompson officially relinquished responsibility of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) to Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry, who became the senior enlisted leader at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle Jan. 25. Following the official passing of the sword, a tradition signifying passing of responsibility, an official retirement ceremony honored and bade farewell to Thompson, who served the U.S. Army with 32 years of dedicated service. In keeping with Signal Corps tradition, the official ceremony was conducted silently via semaphore flag communications. The red and white flags are the historic original form of battlefield communications and can direct entire troop movements silently. More recently, the flags have been used in present day ceremonies as a formal honor to Signal heritage.

  • Afghan Border Police Train the Trainers Graduation

    Jan 29, 2013

    The Afghan Border Police pass another milestone working towards independence with a class of ABP trainers graduating from the National Training Mission Afghanistan ABP academy JAN 28. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/280251/afghan-border-police-train-trainers-graduation-package#.UQhQIPKyDt4#ixzz2JPV4oKDx

  • Female paratroopers talk about DOD policy change

    Jan 30, 2013

    Female Soldiers with the Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th infantry Division, back from a combat tour in Afghanistan, discussed the upcoming expansion of combat roles for women.

  • 5th AR teams with El Paso students for robotics lesson

    Jan 29, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- As part of the Partners in Education program, 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, recently hosted a field trip here for a group of students from Parkland High School in El Paso, Texas. The field trip gave students an opportunity to see how robotics are designed and operated and how the military uses robotics in daily operations. The students, who are in the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program at Parkland, also got to operate the Talon and Fastac robot systems themselves.

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored, joins others from storied 101st Airborne Division

    Jan 31, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division's latest Medal of Honor recipient was honored during an emotional ceremony, Jan. 25, 2013, at McAuliffe Hall on Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 61-year-old joins the Army, hopes to follow in father's footsteps

    Jan 29, 2013

    After retiring from a radiology private practice, Richard Theodore "Ted" Mull begins yet another career this year. The 61-year-old has rejoined the Army and is heading off to the Officer Basic Leadership Course this month at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Fort Leonard Wood releases mobile app on Google Play

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Owners of Android mobile devices can now have access to the latest Fort Leonard Wood news and information right at their fingertips -- literally.

  • Company commanders, first sergeants enhance leadership tools

    Jan 29, 2013

    Leading Soldiers can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, responsibilities in the Army, and to prepare for this vital mission, the Army provides its new commanders and first sergeants with the tools they will need to be successful. At Fort Sam Houston, new first sergeants and company commanders took advantage of the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills Jan. 14-18 as they attended the U.S. Army North, Company Commander and First Sergeant Training Course.

  • New York Army National Guard Learns from Army Community of Excellence Program

    Jan 30, 2013

    The New York Army National Guard won a first place honorable mention, and a $30,000 award, for its 2012 submission in the Army Community of Excellence program. It was the first time since the 1990s that New York had submitted a full packet for review, so coming in 12th out of 38 states is a lot more impressive than it sounds at first, said Lt. Col. Christian Bradley, the New York National Guard's deputy director of plans. "Team members really took this to heart and really put a lot of time and effort in the project in a very short period of time," Bradley said.

  • Army launches legal course for sergeants major

    Jan 30, 2013

    The "Command Sergeants Major Legal Orientation" three-day pilot course opened Jan. 29, 2013, at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School, on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. There were about 50 students in attendance.

  • Community Based Warrior Transition units are realigned

    Jan 29, 2013

    As part of the Army's realignment of nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units, the Southern Regional Medical Command is inactivating their CBWTU Task Force at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and turning mission command of its four units over to Army Medical Treatment Facility Warrior Transition Units. The realignment will be transparent to soldiers and their families and will use resources and personnel more efficiently.

  • Army North's CSTA puts Nevada CBRN team through paces

    Jan 29, 2013

    As part of a U.S. Army North technical proficiency exercise, a small team of specialized Nevada National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted local Las Vegas police and firefighters in investigating a possible chemical or biological incident Jan. 24 at the Las Vegas Reserve Center.

  • Soldiers compete in bobsled world championships

    Jan 24, 2014

    Former Army bobsledder and reigning Olympic four-man world champion driver Steven Holcomb teamed with Steve Langton in the USA-1 sled to finish fourth in the two-man races Jan. 26 and 27 at the 2013 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships in Moritz, Switzerland.

  • 75-day leave carryover extended

    Jan 30, 2013

    The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015.

  • Jacksonville Engineer Tim Brown wins big at national STEM conference

    Jan 29, 2013

    Timothy R. Brown, a senior project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, responsible for leading interdisciplinary project delivery teams in the execution of large scale civil works projects, is the recipient of this year's Special Recognition award for the 2013 BEYA STEM Conference.

  • CSTA conducts vital mission of training CBRN responders

    Jan 29, 2013

    On the front lines protecting the homeland, small specialized teams of National Guardsmen stand between the American people and a potential chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear incident. To prepare for such a complex mission, they have to constantly train and be certified.

  • Rep. Steven Horsford Visits Hawthorne Army Depot

    Feb 11, 2013

    Rep. Steven Horsford, sworn into office Jan. 3, 2013, as the first representative from Nevada's fourth congressional district, visited Hawthorne Army Depot Jan. 26, 2013, as part of his tour of the newly formed district.

  • El Paso Army nurse cares for Soldiers, families, brightens lives at Bliss

    Jan 29, 2013

    Almost everyone can remember past visits to the doctor, sitting in crowded, industrial-decor waiting rooms filled with fussy children, sniffling patients, and waiting ... The medical industry is making strides to make waiting areas more pleasant, interactive, and even entertaining or informative. The mobile world has changed much of the way we do business, and provides people the opportunity to read a book, email, do homework, trade stocks, and update status on a variety of social platforms.

  • 81st Wildcat WWI color guard marches in 57th Presidential Inauguration parade

    Jan 29, 2013

    For our countries leaders, the road to Washington is paved with politics. For eight Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command, their path to the nation's capitol was carved out of history via the lineage of service and sacrifice of 81st Infantry Division Wildcats from World Wars One and Two and various conflicts up to the present day.

  • Legendary life of service

    Jan 29, 2013

    When you first meet Bessie Dodd, you notice even at 87 years of age, she has a fire in her eyes. Dodd was raised in Pinedale, Wyoming, located in a valley an hour south of Jackson Hole and east of the Teton mountain range. Her family relocated to Denver due to an aunt's death in childbirth.

  • Installation, deployable unit health aided by USAPHC health promotion officers

    Feb 1, 2013

    Army installations offer numerous programs designed to help Soldiers. To name just a few, there are programs to manage finances, get legal advice, readjust after deployment, or reduce (whether it's weight, alcohol consumption or tobacco use that needs reducing).

  • Applications for Tillman scholarships open until mid-February

    Jan 30, 2013

    Service members, veterans and their spouses have until Feb. 15 to apply for financial aid through the Tillman Military Scholars program.

  • 8th MPs, 45th Sust. Bde. rally in Singapore for CBRN

    Jan 29, 2013

    SINGAPORE -- "Country Red is in turmoil," the speakers barked. "Economic crisis have caused its citizens to lose confidence in their government. Investors are leaving the country. In response, the governments of the United States and Singapore have created a joint task force to bring stability to this nation."

  • 2013 - Tuba-Euphonium Workshop

    Jan 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Band annouces the 2013 Annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. The Workshop features concerts, recitals, exhibits, master classes and lectures by leading low brass authorities from around the world.

  • Knighted WWII El Paso veteran shares war stories

    May 1, 2014

    Living legends of the 1st Infantry Division and other World War II era veterans may be closer than you realize. They may be living next door, or just down the street. It may surprise you to hear of the incredible stature of those who were called to serve a nation in crisis. Armondo Sabrano is one such person, and shares his saga of adventure, combat, surrender and privation after three years fighting in Europe during WWII.

  • 84th Eng. Bn. donates 13,000 food items

    Jan 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took part in its third annual "Never Daunted Food Drive" in support of the Hawaii Food Bank, an organization that helps feed Hawaii families or "ohana" and ensures no one goes hungry during the holiday season. This year, after all donations had been received, the battalion collected approximately double the amount of food collected in 2011. The 13,867 total food items weighed more than 6,455 pounds to continue the fight against hunger.

  • Chaplain receives CGSC's George C. Marshall Award

    Jan 29, 2013

    Army Chaplain (Maj.) Douglas H. Ball (far right) is congratulated by CAC Commanding General and Commandant of the Command and General Staff College Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins for receiving the coveted George C. Marshall Award for CGSC Class 2012-02. The award is presented to the distinguished graduate in each regular ILE class. Ball is also congratulated by CAC Command Sergeant Major, CSM Christopher Greca and the ceremonies Guest Speaker, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, who is the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command and the next Commander of U.S. Africa Command.

  • 3 Southern College of Optometry students earn scholarships

    Jan 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army selected three students from the Southern College of Optometry as recipients of the Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program. They took the oath of office today at a ceremony at the school.

  • Army expands behavioral health services to increase force's mental fitness

    Jan 29, 2013

    As behavioral health services in the Army become more accessible through new programs introduced to military installations, the stigma of receiving mental help is fading away.

  • Tulsa recruiter writing, publishing books for his children

    Jan 29, 2013

    Tulsa, Okla., recruiter Steve C. Bellew, who took up writing and blogging in 2005 as a creative hobby, has started writing books starring his own children.

  • Garrison makes sponsorship a priority to help Soldiers transition

    Jan 30, 2013

    Spc. Ezonica Castellano's transition to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, went as smoothly as possible, largely because her sponsor was proactive and eager to help.

  • Huntsville Center's Facilities Reduction Program branches out into civil works

    Jan 29, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers' Fort Worth District and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, are teaming up to complete a civil works project along the Salt Creek in Graham, Texas. This is a first for Huntsville Center's Facilities Reduction Program.

  • Fighting Eagles deliver legacy to Fort Carson

    Jan 30, 2013

    The Army's newest Combat Aviation Brigade moved one step closer to being a fully equipped and manned formation Jan. 28 thanks to the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Viper Pit provides unique training environment

    Jan 30, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When members of the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion moved from Wiesbaden to Baumholder in 2012, they took their tactical field care training facility with them. Thanks to a joint effort by the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic and the Training Support Center, a brand new "Viper Pit" was established in the same location on Clay Kaserne offering Soldiers and other first responders a local opportunity to learn valuable lifesaving skills in a simulated combat environment.

  • 101st Airborne Division cases colors before Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 30, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 25, 2013, as approximately 600 Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion get set to begin their latest "Rendezvous with Destiny."

  • 3d ESC redeploys from Afghanistan

    Jan 29, 2013

    3d ESC returns from nine-month deployment.

  • 1st Medical Brigade greets new commander

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Medical Brigade held a change of command ceremony at Fort Hood's Abrams Physical Fitness Center, Jan. 16.

  • MICC contributes to JCRX

    Jan 29, 2013

    From trainees to cadre and all positions in between, Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees are supporting the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here today.

  • Volunteers clean up Arlington National Cemetery

    Jan 31, 2013

    An estimated 3,000 volunteers showed up to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Jan. 26, 2013, to help clean up holiday wreaths which adorned gravesites for the past six weeks.

  • Corps and Defense officials break ground on the Defense Information School expansion

    Feb 5, 2013

    On Jan. 23, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, joined Defense officials and our contract partners to kick-off the renovation and expansion of the Defense Information School known throughout the military as DINFOS.

  • Bavarian tax centers open Feb. 1

    Feb 13, 2013

    Free tax preparation and e-filing services help communities save money

  • Afghan Border Police Train the Trainers Graduation, Package

    Feb 1, 2013

    The Afghan Border Police pass another milestone working towards independence with a class of ABP trainers graduating from the National Training Mission Afghanistan ABP academy JAN 28.

  • MLB players set for 'Spring Training to the Troops'

    Feb 5, 2013

    FOX Sports & Major League Baseball visit with Soldiers, community in Grafenwoehr

  • Vigilance begins at home

    Jan 29, 2013

    Random Anti-terrorism Measure program educates the community on remaining vigilant and reporting suspicious activity.

  • Kandahar University to be national 'model' in renewable energy

    Nov 30, -0001

    Kandahar University, located in western Kandahar City, received 36 pallets of solar panels from a private U.S. company Jan. 8, marking an important day for energy independence in the Kandahar region. The panels, worth nearly $1 million, were donated by First Solar of Arizona and will provide enough electricity to fully support the campus.

  • Supporting missions in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Security Advisory Team members are learning about the Afghan culture and overcoming language barriers as they help the Afghan police force become a self-sustained police force within the Chorah district of Afghanistan.

  • Navy corpsman chief vital to Army missions

    Nov 30, -0001

    During normal combat patrol missions, a U.S. Army medic accompanies an Army unit. The Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, however, is not a normal unit. Comprised of Army, Navy, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, Agriculture, and other entities, the KPRT is the definition of a joint organization. Among these, the Navy medical section is a healthy compliment to this joint force.

  • Australia Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    On Australia Day, comparative to the 4th of July, U.S. soldiers took time to recognize the foundation of their coalition partners' nation and reflect on what it means to serve at Multi National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013.

  • Providers sustain a healthy force through Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Nov 30, -0001

    Long hours at work and separation from families can have a negative effect on the morale and mental well being of soldiers, but the 3rd Sustainment Brigade has implemented Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness while deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, to counteract those effects.

  • 'Providers' maintain a balanced approach to life's challenges

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers can face challenges while away from Family and friends. These challenges can sometimes affect Troop-morale or add stress to a Soldier's life. With stress come emotions that can affect one's physical and mental wellbeing. Through Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade strives to help Soldiers effectively cope with stress, manage their feelings and adapt to change while deployed to Afghanistan.

  • An Excalibur's first flight over Kandahar

    Jan 30, 2013

    Gunners of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, shot an Excalibur round out of a M-777 howitzer cannon for the first time at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Afghanistan, Jan. 20, 2013.

  • Soldier not alone in Zabul

    Nov 30, -0001

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE APACHE, Afghanistan - Deployed Soldiers endure long days, short nights of sleep and months of separation from friends and loved ones. But for one Soldier stationed here, home is just one building away.

  • Afghan National Army forward observer training

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, based out of Fort Stewart, Ga., was a typical cavalry regiment, until they received orders to deploy to Afghanistan. At that time they were informed they would be deploying as security force assistance teams, and would be separated across the entire battle space of Zabul province, Afghanistan and responsible for training and mentoring the Afghan National Army in their area of operations.

  • ANA takes control of VSP Naw Bahar, mission commander impressed with their performance

    Nov 30, -0001

    Cavalry scouts are an elite group of soldiers capable of performing a multitude of complex and diverse missions. When called upon by a higher authority they become a force multiplier and the "one-two punch" a commander may need to accomplish a tough mission.

  • Zabul Para-vets lead Afghans to livestock success

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