Archive: Oct 2013

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  • Public Health Command Soldiers earn prestigious badge

    Oct 11, 2013

    Eleven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Public Heath Command earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, after completing a grueling competition held in Reston, Va.

  • Spc. Richard Thomas, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Comm

    Oct 11, 2013

    Spc. Richard Thomas, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • ACC professionals, units earn Army awards for excellence in contracting

    Oct 11, 2013

    Army Contracting Command individuals and units were recognized in nine of the 11 fiscal year 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting categories.

  • Deployed Soldiers re-enlist in mass ceremony

    Oct 11, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- More than 50 deployed Soldiers reaffirmed their allegiance to support and defend the Constitution of the United States during a Regional Command (South) mass re-enlistment ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013.

  • Ribbon-cutting signifies relocation of ACC, ECC headquarters

    Oct 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- In one of her last acts as commanding general of the Army Contracting Command, Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new temporary location of the ACC and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters here Sept. 30.

  • ACC welcomes new commanding general

    Oct 11, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Theodore "Ted" Harrison accepted command of the Army Contracting Command and Bryan R. Samson accepted responsibility as the acting director of the Expeditionary Contracting Command before more than 200 Soldiers, civilians and guests here.

  • Sgt. Jacob Valderrama, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Forces Command

    Oct 11, 2013

    Sgt. Jacob Valderrama, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Forces Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Staff Sgt. Cory Schmidt, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Forces Command

    Oct 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Cory Schmidt, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Forces Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Sgt. Brian Hester, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command

    Oct 11, 2013

    Sgt. Brian Hester, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 11, 2013

    Oct 11, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Ahoy Shipmates! JFHQ-NCR/MDW Celebrate the Navy's Birthday

    Oct 11, 2013

    The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington celebrated the United States Navy's 238th Birthday at a ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Oct. 10.

  • DA Award IHO Gabby Giffords

    Nov 30, -0001

    Presentation of Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service to the Honorable Gabrielle D. Giffords, former Congresswoman for the 8th Congressional District of Arizona.

  • Task Force Patriot physician assistant treats and teaches Afghan medics

    Oct 11, 2013

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Victor Acevedo, a physician assistant with 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, Nev., drains an cyst on an Afghan soldier's foot before conducting a short first aid class at Nangalam base, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013.

  • Tips to 'Recognize, Report, Prevent' domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2013

    Stigmas are very prevalent in our society.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade hosts Hispanic Heritage celebration

    Oct 10, 2013

    More than 200 soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command attended the Hispanic Heritage celebration Oct. 2 at Shafter Flats.

  • ACS provides added resources, advocacy this month

    Oct 10, 2013

    1.3 million. That's the number of women who become victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

  • Engineer defense

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 34th Sapper Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a squad training exercise throughout Sept. 16-20 on East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 84th Engineers return from Guam

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 84th Engineer Battalion cased its colors Aug. 26 and completed their support of U.S. Pacific Fleet operations in Oceania during a change of charge ceremony on Naval Base Guam.

  • CYSS' kids event draws crowd

    Oct 10, 2013

    In support of the Boys & Girls Club of America's mission to honor our nation's children, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth, and School Services held its annual "Day for Kids" event at the School Age Center, here, recently.

  • Federal Fire reminds all to 'prevent kitchen fires'

    Oct 10, 2013

    It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from Oct. 6-12, the Federal Fire Department is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to "Prevent Kitchen Fires."

  • Parent involvement in school is vital for the child's success

    Oct 10, 2013

    Success. That's what every parent wants for his or her child -- success in athletics, academics and life in general.

  • National Night Out is Oct. 10

    Oct 10, 2013

    Another fun-filled evening is planned for families at Island Palm Communities' second National Night Out celebration, Oct. 10 at the Aliamanu Community Center.

  • PTA Employee of the 3rd Quarter

    Oct 10, 2013

    Expert fiscal oversight and proactive command initiatives, particularly during austere funding times, were recognized, here, by naming Lori Horner, assistant executive officer, U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa, Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2013.

  • USAG-HI, ohana of fallen commemorate sacrifice

    Oct 10, 2013

    After a rainy beginning to the morning, Sunday, the skies over the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, suddenly cleared, just in time for the start of a lei of honor and remembrance ceremony at the bottom of the Punchbowl stairs.

  • JBLM commander pitches in during civilian staff shortage

    Oct 10, 2013

    Government shutdown highlights a JBLM challenge: the base's growth has outpaced increases in the civilian work force

  • It's your turn to test drive the EcoBike

    Oct 10, 2013

    Electricity-producing exercise bike will be available at some JBLM fitness facilities

  • Wolfpack soldiers lead Mililani Uka Elementary during 'Get Fit' day

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 643rd Vertical Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, volunteered Sept. 27 at Mililani Uka Elementary School during a daylong "Get Fit" event.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 15, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • The 124th Medical Detachment (Optometry) Deactivates

    Oct 10, 2013

    HONOLULU-- The 124th Medical Detachment (Optometry) unit's guidon was cased during a deactivation ceremony at Fort DeRussy Oct. 7. The 124th Med. Det. deactivated due to ongoing force realignment occurring throughout the U.S. Army.

  • Targeting safety: Inspection team impacts depot shops

    Oct 10, 2013

    On July 24, a large group of individuals entered a shop in the Nichols Industrial Complex looking for issues. Among them were representatives from the Directorate of Risk Management, Industrial Hygiene, the Fire and Emergency Services Division Directorate of Engineering and Quality and the Directorate of Public Works. Joined by Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander and Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Marcon, it was the first inspection by the depot's Target Zero team.

  • Employees with disabilities prove invaluable to depot

    Oct 10, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot will hold its annual Disability Awareness Luncheon Oct. 24 at the Berman Varner House

  • Wearing proper safety gear can prevent eye injuries

    Oct 10, 2013

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each day more than 2,000 U.S. workers receive some form of medical treatment because of eye injuries sustained at work. Of those injured employees, 34 percent of the injuries were due to scrap, waste and debris. Within the last three months, injuries to five Anniston Army Depot employees have been reported using the new Safety Reporting Button, located on the Intranet.

  • ANAD clinic orders, repairs prescription glasses

    Oct 10, 2013

    The depot's Eye Clinic, located in the Nichols Industrial Complex, assists employees with ordering prescription safety glasses.

  • How internships turned into jobs

    Oct 10, 2013

    When Jim Gonzalez and Chris Hall started their internships, getting offered jobs wasn't even on their list of expectations. Learn new skills? Get valuable resume fodder? Network with people in the industry? Sure. Being asked to apply for openings and actually getting hired for jobs? That was an unexpected bonus.

  • SRMC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Oct 10, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Marshall L. Huffman relinquished responsibility as command sergeant major of Southern Regional Medical Command to Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Johnson during a change of responsibility ceremony at the AMEDD Museum Amphitheater, Oct. 8. Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, commanding general Southern Regional Medical Command officiated the ceremony.

  • Domestic violence: serious business

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Of those who do report their attack, less than one-fifth of victims seek medical attention.

  • Bringing Soldiers 'Back Into the Light'

    Oct 15, 2013

    It's not a Christian injury. It's not a Muslim injury. It's not a Buddhist injury. It's a moral injury. That was one of the key points that Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin expressed to combat Veterans during the "Back Into the Light" seminar at the Chambers Bay Golf Course near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Sept. 26. The seminar dealt with difficulties Soldiers often experience when re-entering their communities after they've experienced a moral injury, which occurs when a person either does something, or is exposed to something they believe is morally wrong, or experiences betrayal by those they believed were always "right," said Entrekin.

  • 2013 Combined Federal Campaign launched at Picatinny Arsenal

    Oct 10, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Due to the furlough of government employees, the scheduled Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kick-off celebration on Oct. 9 was cancelled and a mid-season rally will take place at a later date. The annual campaign began Oct. 9 and is one of two such campaigns authorized in the federal work place.

  • Reservists, National Guardsmen on standby for resumption of training funds

    Oct 11, 2013

    The Army Reserve and the National Guard say they are on standby to see what happens in Congress, as they wait for the resumption of funding for inactive and active-duty training.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Sergio Velazquez, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Europe

    Oct 10, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Sergio Velazquez, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Europe, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Wounded warrior presented Purple Heart for selfless service

    Oct 10, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins presents the Purple Heart Medal to Sgt. Shawn Murphy during a presentation ceremony Oct. 3 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

  • Combined efforts = 'FOB Todd' making trek to family

    Oct 10, 2013

    Mary and David Todd Sr. lost their only son to war Aug. 20, 2008. Five years later, they were presented a somber, yet unique reminder of their child -- a "F.O.B. Todd" sign that hung outside the Forward Operating Base where he was stationed.

  • Army North hosts 2nd annual St. Michael's medallion luncheon

    Oct 10, 2013

    Members of the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) family joined their chaplaincy team for the second annual Saint Michael's medallion luncheon Sept. 27 at the historic Quadrangle.

  • Columbus Day holiday message from IMCOM's commanding general

    Oct 10, 2013

    On Monday, America will celebrate Columbus Day: a holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus' landing in North America 521 years ago. He was an inspired leader and a visionary. His quest began a century of exploration to discover our great Nation. His spirit to seek adventure and hunt for the good stuff continues today, in our Soldiers, Army Civilians and Families who help the Installation Management Command enable a ready and resilient Army.

  • Training hero

    Oct 10, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Gary Moore, Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, received the Soldier's Medal from Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson's commanding general, at the Post Theater Wednesday

  • Soldiers Out Serving (SOS)...Bridging the Gap

    Oct 10, 2013

    Bridging the gap...Soldiers Out Serving

  • Sgt. Bryan Teneyck, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Installation Management Command

    Oct 10, 2013

    Sgt. Bryan Teneyck, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Installation Management Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Post trains foreign-born translators

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Jackson is well-known for being the Army's largest Basic Combat Training installation. However, Fort Jackson is also home to another training mission that receives far less attention, but is a critical component of the Army's warfighting capabilities. This mission, located in the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) Holding Unit, is the 09L English as a Second Language program -- the only program of its kind in the Army.

  • Staff Sgt. Benjamin Steele, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Com

    Oct 10, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Benjamin Steele, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Help the Army save energy

    Oct 10, 2013

    October is National Energy Action Month, with Fort Jackson officials highlighting energy savings and cost avoidance measures.

  • Board investigates off-post issues

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Jackson Soldiers who have a dispute with an off-post business concerning safety, health, welfare or discrimination can get help from the installation's Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board.

  • Pfc. George Smith, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Special Operations Command

    Oct 10, 2013

    Pfc. George Smith, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Special Operations Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Spc. Michael Sands, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from National Capital Region

    Oct 10, 2013

    Spc. Michael Sands, 2013 Soldier of the Year competitor from National Capital Region, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Army seeks to overcome depression stigma

    Oct 11, 2013

    October is National Depression Awareness Month, with the theme "The courage to seek help."

  • Fort Sill educators look at Air Force pilot training practices

    Oct 10, 2013

    A group of Fort Sill officials visited Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 13 to see the if some of the Air Force's best training practices can be applied at the Fires Center of Excellence as it integrates joint fires observer training into its Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Reynolds, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Medical Command

    Oct 10, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Reynolds, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Medical Command, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Staff Sgt. De Gosh Reed, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Pacific

    Nov 20, 2013

    Staff Sgt. De Gosh Reed, 2013 NCO of the Year competitor from U.S. Army Pacific, participates in a lower-level Best Warrior Competition earlier this year.

  • Soldiers look to the past for professional development

    Oct 10, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Officers and senior noncommissioned officers of the 174th Infantry Brigade, recently took on roles of Civil War battlefield commanders and walked the hallowed grounds of the war's bloodiest battle, not only to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, but also to improve their own professional development.

  • Soldiers, students become pals

    Oct 10, 2013

    School children from Hugh Bish Elementary School in Lawton got to meet with and look up to the Fort Sill Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

  • Air Defense Artillery Soldiers ready for deployment

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, experienced the grand send off during a deployment ceremony Sept. 5 at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • JMC commander hosts town hall in midst of fiscal uncertainty

    Oct 10, 2013

    Just days after the recall of many furloughed DoD civilians, Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French addresses the Joint Munitions Command workforce

  • Pre-K athletes aim high in CYSS Olympics

    Oct 10, 2013

    More than 200 pre-kindergarten athletes, representing Fort Belvoir's four Child Development Centers, competed in the 2013 Pre-K Olympic Games Friday at Pullen Field. The event, hosted by Child, Youth and School Services, and coordinated by Julie Libert, CYSS youth sports and fitness assistant director, provided the youngest members of the Belvoir community the opportunity to compete in a variety of track and field events, including shot put, javelin throw, long jump, hurdles and distance runs.

  • 2-2 SBCT participates in historic joint exercise

    Oct 11, 2013

    For every Soldier on patrol, there is a staff of Soldiers providing mission-essential support by maintaining communication and ensuring critical battlefield information is disseminated.

  • Runners battle mud, heat in Krazy Krieger 5K Challenge Run

    Oct 10, 2013

    More than 100 servicemembers and civilians braved unseasonably high heat and humidity to put their strength, coordination and endurance to the test in Fort Belvoir's first ever Krazy Krieger 5K Challenge Run Saturday, starting at Fremont Field. The grueling obstacle-course race, sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation during the 2013 Oktoberfest celebration, presented contestants with 12 physical challenges to negotiate at various points along the 3.1 mile course on the North Post area of the installation.

  • First Army Division East Soldiers earn German Badge

    Oct 10, 2013

    Camaraderie and fitness go hand-in-hand as Soldiers from First Army Division East's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment found out recently when they began the arduous and demanding journey to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.

  • Celebrity USO visit supports military Families

    Oct 10, 2013

    Military Families had the chance to meet a handful of celebrities at the USO Warrior and Family Center Friday, including Miss America 2014; Miss Maryland 2013; actor Kevin Chapman and Olympic weightlifter and professional wrestler Mark Henry. The stars were in town for the USO of Metropolitan Washington's 6th Annual Stars and Stripes Casino Night Fundraiser later that evening, and elected to spend the afternoon talking with servicemembers and their Families on Fort Belvoir to show their support for America's Armed Forces.

  • 214th Fires Brigade Soldiers vist, learn from vets

    Oct 10, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 214th Fires Brigade volunteered their day Oct. 4 visiting the residents of the Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center in Lawton.

  • Local CAP Squadron wins annual Quality Cadet Unit Award

    Oct 10, 2013

    Mount Vernon Composite Squadron was selected Sept.8, as one of 272 units nationwide to earn the title "Quality Cadet Unit." Any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals can earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. This award encourages squadrons to pursue criteria goals and then recognizes those squadrons that Civil Air Patrol senior leadership believes will inevitably result in their having a vibrant cadet program. The Quality Cadet Unit Award is purely objective.

  • USO, FBCH host National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events

    Oct 10, 2013

    The USO Warrior and Family Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital will host two premier National Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities on Fort Belvoir next week: a 5K run/walk on Oct. 17 and a special luncheon and tour of the Breast Care Center, Oct. 18. The theme for both events is "Early detection saves lives."

  • CAP program assists disabled servicemembers, civilians

    Oct 10, 2013

    The U.S. Department of Defense's disability assistance program provides important technological resources to Fort Belvoir personnel. The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, or CAP, is designed to eliminate employment barriers by providing free assistive technology to people with hearing, visual, dexterity, cognitive and communication disabilities. Wounded servicemembers and disabled civilians feel empowered when they receive tools from CAP, said Michael Young, the wounded servicemember assessment specialist for the program.

  • Belvoir celebrates partnerships, friendships during Oktoberfest

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Fremont Field transformed into a scene from Munich, Germany last weekend for the 18th Annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Oct. 3-6. Half of the field featured carnival rides and food, while the other half included traditional straw-strewn tents for dancing to German music, and stalls that sold more traditional Bavarian pretzels and potato pancakes.

  • Army observes Information Assurance/Cyber Security Week: Oct. 14-18

    Oct 11, 2013

    The Army will observe an Information Assurance/Cyber Security Awareness Week, beginning Oct. 14, 2013, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

  • U.S. Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service presented to Gabby Giffords

    Oct 10, 2013

    Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service The Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service was established by directive of the Secretary of the Army in May 1956. This award consists of a gold medal, lapel button and certificate. This award recognizes distinguished service toward the accomplishment of the Army's mission.

  • SRT trains for unexpected threats

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Carson's Special Reaction Team conducted a two-part exercise that involved clearing a building and freeing "hostages," Oct. 3.

  • Lieutentants participate in scavenger hunt

    Oct 10, 2013

    More than 70 junior officers assigned to 75th Fires Brigade, participated in a "Lieutenant Scavenger Hunt" team building exercise Oct. 10, here.

  • Program offers adrenaline rush

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, as part of the Department of Defense-funded Warrior Adventure Quest, provides high-adrenaline activities for Soldiers returning from deployment for an opportunity to vent some of the tension that comes from long deployments.

  • First Army Soldiers play key role in Capital Shield 2013

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort George G. Meade, Md., -- Observer-controller/trainers assigned to First Army Division East provided experience, knowledge, and valuable feedback for the 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company during the National Capital Region's recent annual Capital Shield exercise.

  • 296 BSB delivers more than beans, bullets, benzene and Band-Aids

    Nov 30, -0001

    Amateurs think tactics, professionals think logistics. That's the motto of the Soldiers assigned to 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

  • Schools, police offer tips to end bullying

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Carson schools and Directorate of Emergency Services officials offer tips on to prevent and stop bullying in schools and housing areas on post.

  • Soldier, contractors extinguish fire in Fort Drum housing area

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 725th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldier and two contractors are being lauded for their assistance in suppressing a fire in an on-post housing area Sept. 18.

  • Fort Drum community honors two fallen Soldiers

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Friends and Family Members of two fallen 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers gathered Sept. 26 in Memorial Park for a Mountain Remembrance ceremony to honor their loved ones.

  • Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

    Oct 11, 2013

    This year, the Army will live-stream nearly every discussion panel that occurs at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. Remote viewers will also be able to interact with panelists via social media.

  • Fort Drum kicks off annual Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For nearly 60 years, federal employees have worked together to raise money for organizations across the world. Community members celebrated the annual Combined Federal Campaign kickoff Tuesday at the Commons.

  • Pegasus brigade single Soldiers' retreat builds resiliency

    Oct 17, 2013

    Leaders throughout the Army are constantly training their troops to be a more mentally and physically resilient force. As champions for their overall spiritual and mental resiliency, Army chaplains provide Soldiers with unique resources in this area. Chaplains with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Unit Ministry Team showcased some of these resources by hosting a single Soldiers retreat entitled "Dare to be Different" at Camp Rockfish, N.C., Sept. 26-27.

  • Dugway Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities

    Nov 6, 2013

    Dugway Proving Ground, UT - Dugway Family & MWR

  • FORSCOM Commander praises headquarters team for "unwavering commitment"

    Oct 10, 2013

    In the face of fiscal uncertainty and recent on-and-off furloughs of civilian employees, the U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters remains firmly committed to providing ready forces and building leaders within its ranks, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, the FORSCOM commanding general, during an all-hands assembly with his headquarters staff Oct. 9 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sill civilians return to work Oct. 7

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is putting the pieces back together after Department of the Army civilians returned to work Oct. 7 here.

  • Congratulations CW4 Anderson!

    Oct 10, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Marcellus E. Anderson, Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program manager, received the Legion of Merit presented by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Oct. 4.

  • 5th Signal Suicide Prevention Training Gets Personal

    Oct 10, 2013

    Leaders with U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosted a suicide stand down event in the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center to promote suicide prevention awareness throughout their community.

  • Women Soldiers added to Sill combat unit

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On a hot Monday morning at Fort Sill, Pfc. Leanne Wilson is under the cab of her assigned M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System conducting routine preventive maintenance checks and services.

  • Guardians flag down Triple C

    Oct 10, 2013

    The 158th Airfield Operations Battalion Guardians went head-to-head with A Company Captains Career Course Triple C during an intramural football game as the season gets into full swing.

  • Warrior Brigade cases colors, heads home from Afghanistan

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of Cross Functional Team Warrior held a transition ceremony Oct. 1 to visually signify what has been in place for some time: that Afghan National Security Forces are in the lead and have what it takes to fight and win.

  • Federal Impact Aid helps local schools

    Oct 10, 2013

    Many children of Fort Rucker military members attend local schools, but their parents may not be responsible for paying into the local tax bases that fuel the education system.

  • Landing Zone renovations take diners back to the future

    Oct 10, 2013

    It has been more than 20 years since Aviator's Landing was transformed into The Landing Zone restaurant for all ranks, but this time around, instead of updating who is allowed in the restaurant, it expanded its menu and atmosphere.

  • Local Boy Scout paves way for community improvement

    Oct 10, 2013

    While most teenage boys are playing video games and watching TV, one Fort Rucker teen is literally paving the way to better his community.

  • Soldiers run to offer support to Operation Santa

    Oct 10, 2013

    The sun had yet to peek over the horizon when hundreds of Soldiers came together for a run to kick off an event meant to honor the holiday spirit of giving.

  • Save the Date !

    Oct 10, 2013

    Save the Date for our next Town Hall meeting

  • TAOG Soldiers welcomed home

    Oct 11, 2013

    Nine air traffic control equipment repairers with the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group returned to Fort Rucker Oct. 7 to the cheers and tears of Family members, friends and fellow Soldiers from a tour of duty to Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • 10th Mountain Division deputy commander receives promotion to brigadier general

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, friends, Family and community members gathered Oct. 1 on post to congratulate Brig. Gen. Carl A. Alex, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commanding general for support, on earning his first star.

  • Breastfeeding support available at Fort Sill

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- New Fort Sill mothers or those who are pregnant and plan to nurse their babies can join two local breastfeeding support groups.

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