Archive: Oct 2013

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  • Corps, partners build Mississippi River islands to protect aquatic habitat

    Oct 28, 2013

    A series of recently restored islands nestled along the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa, were merely a design a few years ago.

  • Fourth grade student designs fire prevention poster

    Oct 28, 2013

    Each year, the National Fire Protection Association develops a different theme to be the focal point during Fire Prevention Week. The theme for this year's prevention week, Oct. 6-12, focused on the one room in the house that is responsible for more home fires than any other -- the kitchen. During that week, Fort Campbell's elementary students were tasked with creating posters, which best conveyed the message: "Prevent Kitchen Fires." At each of the installation elementary schools, one winner per grade was chosen. Out of these top designs, one poster was chosen to receive top recognition, along with a specially-selected grand prize. The winning poster was designed by a student at Andre Lucas Elementary -- a fact that was not revealed until Monday afternoon, when fourth and fifth grade students gathered in the auditorium for the Cool Cats ceremony, held each grading period.

  • Army keeps commanders, Soldiers in-the-know with IDES Dashboard

    Oct 28, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Oct. 28, 2013)--Army officials continue fielding a web-based technology that enhances transparency of the Individual Disability Evaluation System (IDES) process for Soldiers and commanders, while also providing system administrators an enhanced capability for identifying challenges and potential obstacles. "We want to make sure the Soldier is taken care of all the way through the system, they understand the system, and they're getting the care they need," said Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1.

  • Third Infantry Division's newest brigadier general

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    Brig. Gen. Peter L. Jones, a 1985 graduate of the United States Military Academy, has served in numerous staff and leadership positions, both in the continental United States and overseas, and commanded from Company through Brigade levels.

  • Colorado flooding brings flood of attention to vital regulatory permitting program

    Oct 28, 2013

    Following the flooding in Colorado, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing engineering support under the National Response Framework and augmented its Regulatory Permitting Program to assist with issuing permits for repairs and reconstruction in flood damaged areas.

  • UFC Fight for the Troops to broadcast live from Campbell

    Oct 29, 2013

    Combining a mix of boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling and dozens of martial arts techniques, Ultimate Fighting Championship showcases a blend of fighting skills now known as mixed martial arts. Next month, Fort Campbell Soldiers will surround The Octagon for a special, three-hour live televised event -- UFC Fight for the Troops. UFC and Fox Sports 1 have joined forces to broadcast the event live from the installation starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 6. "I think it's a very unique opportunity for Soldiers to be able to watch top-flight competition such as the UFC," said Van Stokes, recreation division chief of Fort Campbell's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "This is a Fight for the Troops. The bottom line is we're grateful that the UFC has considered bringing this competition to Fort Campbell."

  • On-post accidents lower in FY13

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell recordable workplace accidents saw a 40 percent reduction in Fiscal Year 2013, when compared to the average of the past five years on post. This number accounts for accidents involving both appropriated funds and non-appropriated funds employees on post. More than 2,000 people are employed on post in this capacity, with 23 reported accidents throughout FY13. Installation Safety Office officials see this number as a great achievement, especially when considering the Department of the Army goal called for a 10 percent reduction. "We actually achieved a 40 percent [reduction], which far exceeded the DA goal," said Michael Johnson, Installation Safety Office director. "This is really good news here."

  • Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts pass year milestone

    Oct 29, 2013

    One year ago, Oct. 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy stormed ashore in Brigantine, N.J.

  • Army Corps continuing to make good progress on recovery efforts one year after Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 28, 2013

    A year after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is making great progress on restoring beaches in New York and New Jersey.

  • Running for a Cause -- Old Guard Soldier runs Army Ten Miler in honor of cousins

    Oct 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Castanon ran the 2013 Army Ten-Miler in honor of his young cousins, who were diagnosed early in their lives with Type I diaabetes. With them in mind, he was able to beat his previous time by more than ten minutes.

  • A Golden Day for a Golden Man

    Oct 28, 2013

    Chaplain(Capt.) Doug Yoder of 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, fittingly celebrates his 50th birthday Sunday Oct. 27, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, with a little surprise from his battalion after Sunday service.

  • Award winner sets example for peers

    Oct 28, 2013

    A strong work ethic is the cornerstone of success for a Tobyhanna Army Depot employees recognized during a recent quarterly award ceremony.

  • Afghanistan mail surge in focus

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    With the continued drawdown of forces and equipment along with the holiday season at the door, postal personnel take the necessary steps to prepare for current and upcoming challenges during this critical time in Afghanistan.

  • What's Moderation?

    Oct 28, 2013

    I love to hang out and have a few drinks with my friends. The camaraderie and bonding that takes place during those fun times is priceless. Sometimes, though, the fun can go a little too far. When it does, not only can it ruin your night (and next day, for sure), it could cost you your life.

  • Experts share ins and outs of Flu shots

    Oct 28, 2013

    Flu shot experts come in a variety of ages and heights, all with valuable insights.

  • Standing strong

    Oct 28, 2013

    A Hohenfels Elementary teacher shares the story of her successful battle against breast cancer

  • Army bolsters nation's cybersecurity through STEM outreach

    Oct 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Computer networks face persistent cyber threats from the nation's adversaries. The future defenders of cyberspace, America's students, honed their skills this summer as they learned from U.S. Army scientists and engineers who are experts in the field. Cybersecurity practitioners from across the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command joined forces to spark an interest and share their knowledge with high-school students as part of the Army Educational Outreach Program at APG.

  • Historical Displays Highlight McAlester AAP's mission through the years

    Oct 28, 2013

    A team of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant employees build a tribute to the installation's past through pictures

  • Spouses 'Walk to Afghanistan' in support of troops

    Nov 1, 2013

    2CR family members use exercise to cope with separation

  • Liaison officers play integral part in USARAF mission success

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa is involved in a myriad of events and activities on the African continent. Whether it's a medical readiness exercise, an African partner-nation training, or a response to a natural disaster; a network of civilians and Soldiers work together to ensure USARAF mission objectives. One of the elements integral for making the USARAF mission happen is a group of about a dozen liaison officers, or LNOs, who represent a variety of agencies and organizations connected to the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.

  • Local units shine in Combined Logistics Excellence Award program

    Oct 28, 2013

    USAG Bavaria, 2CR, JMTC and NCO Academy receive logistics awards

  • Strongwoman squares off with a semi

    Oct 28, 2013

    A 5-foot, 2-inch woman has no chance pulling a 16,000-pound truck. Or does she?

  • Deliberate strokes of competition, friendship

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What has 40 arms, a dragon's head and moves like a water spider? If you guessed one of the dragon boats on Wiesbaden's Schiersteiner Harbor, you were right on the money.

  • Band of Sisters - West Point is in their DNA

    Oct 28, 2013

    They used to borrow each other's skinny jeans and dresses. Now they borrow ACU nametapes, black shoe polish and M16 cleaning kits. They are sisters, biologically and in arms, and they are all cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • Combat Sports Program: Instilling confidence, courage through combat sports

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Instilling confidence and courage into community members is a primary objective of the Combat Sports Program.

  • Community unites to support victims, increase awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women, and about every nine seconds a women is touched by domestic violence.

  • USARAF conducts medical training exercise in Niger

    Oct 28, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa and Niger Armed Forces conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-0 at Issaka Gazobi Maternity in the capital city of Naimey, Oct. 7-18. American military health professionals, to include eleven military doctors, jointly performed surgery, and trained Nigerien medical students in specialties such as surgery, gynecology, anesthesiology, and other key medical fields.

  • Wiesbaden's Combat Sports Program boosts readiness, resilience

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They discourage bullying. They help service members find their feet and get their careers back on track. They contributed to the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosting and winning the U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships this year.

  • Educators, garrison officials set order for school year

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Anti-bullying initiatives and standing up a juvenile review board were on the agenda along with updates on school partnerships and student safety at the first Installation Advisory Committee meeting for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • More than mere competition: Avn Regt Soldiers compete in Dutch military event, raises event standard

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They were just hoping to meet competition standards and at the very least, not finish last as the first U.S. team to compete in the a military skills contest in Oranje Kaserne, Netherlands.

  • 'Maintainers' come together for redeployment virtual town hall meeting

    Mar 3, 2014

    As the "Maintain" soldiers of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepare to return home after a successful deployment in eastern Afghanistan, family members have a lot of questions about redeployment and reintegration.

  • Teachers on tour: Orientation gives teachers, administrators better insight into military life

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For some, it's a chance to learn about changes in the Wiesbaden military community. For others, it's simply another opportunity to get an inside look of the lives of military service members.

  • Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Afghan Air Force, which has made steady gains in its operational capacity since 2007, took over resupply operations to Barg-e-Matal district, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, and other remote bases in the area, from the International Security Assistance Force, in early spring of 2013.

  • AFAP panel reports health, other community issues

    Oct 28, 2013

    AFAP forums are held annually on Army installations worldwide. They seek to identify the most urgent quality-of-life concerns among those submitted for consideration by members of military communities. Army leaders then look to resolve the issues to the extent possible.

  • Sesame Street comes to Area I

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families -- the USO's longest running traveling show -- gave two performances for Area I audiences Oct. 21.

  • Getting comfortable with uncertainty: Family life on GRF

    Oct 28, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- How can families on a military base in North Carolina affect events on the other side of the world? They can by being the strength and support of Paratroopers serving the Global Response Force mission. For the last year, servicemembers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division awoke every day ready to be called anywhere in the world on short notice. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno has said: "The strength of our nation is our Army. The strength of our Army is our Soldiers. The strength of our Soldiers is our families. This is what makes us 'Army Strong.'" The unique level of preparedness employed by Falcon Families over the last ten months marks a key strength behind the nation's GRF. For many of the brigade's Paratroopers, the last year at home was likely a welcome change from ten years of Global War on Terror deployment rotations. However, the GRF cycle entails many of the same preparations and expectations as a combat deployment. Despite having their loved ones stateside, many Falcon families experienced similar challenges, as well as some new ones.

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care sets, carries high standard for battlefield medical treatment

    Oct 28, 2013

    A demonstration of Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013. TCCC has three distinct phases -- care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation care -- which enable Soldiers to treat their wounded teammates with maximum efficiency and transport them to safety. Research compiled since World War II has indicated that many battlefield fatalities, particularly those due to blood loss from extremity wounds, tension pneumothorax (e.g., a collapsed lung) and airway trouble, are preventable with timely, focused care. TCCC, which was formulated in the mid-1990s, focuses specifically on such injuries. Since TCCC's introduction to the Army, the survival rate associated with the most common causes of preventable death has climbed significantly.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- All of the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference here, Oct. 9-10, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Super Gym).

  • Aaron Tippin concert headlines Humphreys Oktoberfest 2013

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Country music legend Aaron Tippin headlined the 2013 Camp Humphreys Oktoberfest Celebration at Freedom Field here Oct. 26. Prior to Tippin arriving to play for the community, there were plenty of other activities at what has become a yearly Humphreys tradition. The day's events included a Volksmarch, a performance by the Eighth Army Band, the "Running of the Wieners," a keg rolling competition, the Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest competition, children's activities and games and food. Following Tippin's concert, Col. Darin S. Conkright, the Humphreys Garrison commander, presented him with a thank you gift for his performance. Then, after one final song and a short break, Tippin signed autographs and visited with everyone that wanted to speak with him.

  • Training trainers: Afghan police lifesavers practice medical skills to teach to comrades

    Oct 28, 2013

    Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gave a three-day class to show select Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers, each of whom has prior medical training and experience, new or different casualty care techniques for them to pass on to their teammates in ABP Zone 1.

  • Army Surgeon General delivers prescription for health

    Oct 28, 2013

    Attendees of the 2013 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Military Family Forum II received special health care, and it came with no deductible or copay.

  • Army logisticians, industry navigate budgetary minefield to modernize equipment

    Oct 28, 2013

    Continuing resolutions, sequestration and furloughs are putting equipment modernization, readiness and force structure at risk, said a top leader responsible for equipping Soldiers.

  • Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

    Oct 28, 2013

    About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • ROK and U.S. Soldiers combine forces during artillery competition

    Oct 27, 2013

    Soldiers of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the Republic of Korea Army's 7th Artillery Brigade, 661st Field Artillery joined forces Oct. 24, participating in a Top Gun Competition at Rooster 8 Training Area, South Korea.

  • Garrison battles stubborn brushfire

    Oct 27, 2013

    A brush fire has burned more than 400 acres on military property on the North Shore since it began 11 days ago in a remote impact area at Schofield Barracks.

  • 'Vanguard' field artillery advisers orient ANA towards self sustainability

    Oct 27, 2013

    U.S. Army field artillery advisers with 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, established a declination station for Afghan National Army artillerymen with Field Artillery Battery, 4th Kandak, 4th Infantry Brigade, 203rd Corps, Oct. 24, in Logar Province. The declination station, a wooden stand designed to mark a known point to orient and align the ANA D30 howitzer artillery pieces, will enable Afghan artillerymen to conduct independent operations as the U.S. advisors with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepare to return to Fort Stewart, Ga., after a successful nine-month tour.

  • 703rd Brigade Support Battalion ends successful deployment

    Oct 27, 2013

    The 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, gathered for an end of tour awards ceremony, Oct. 24, 2013, on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, marking the end of a successful nine-month deployment of conducting sustainment operations in Logar and Wardak provinces.

  • CG affirms commitment to SOS partnership

    Oct 27, 2013

    Events now draw more than 100 people

  • Military Retiree Appreciation Day held at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 31, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. (Oct. 26, 2013) -- Retired service members from multiple conflicts, descended on Rock Island Arsenal on Saturday, for an Retiree Appreciation Day held by the Quad Cities Military Retiree Area Council. "This is the Retiree Appreciation Day and we put it on every year in October," Chris Chambers said, marketing director, Rock Island Arsenal Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. "This event is for military retirees of all branches. As long as they are a military retiree and have a retiree ID card, no matter which way they got it, they are eligible for this day."

  • Adding more tools to the counter-improvised explosive device toolbox

    Oct 26, 2013

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 15, 2013) -- For years, route clearance patrols have helped keep the streets of Afghanistan safe from improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army combat engineers scour the country every day looking for IEDs, not just to ensure safe travel for military convoys but also to protect the Afghan citizens who use the roads as well. But the day of the RCP has come to an end.

  • 2-4 Secures Drop Zone for water resupply

    Oct 26, 2013

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 24, 2013) -- "Friendlies south of the smoke!" was the radio transmission sent from a forward observer to the nearby aircraft as 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Soldiers secured an observation post in support of a Low-Cost Low-Altitude drop of drinking water Sept. 24, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. The LCLA drop was in support of much-needed water at an Afghan Security Guard Observation Post a few hundred meters above FOB Tagab.

  • Five Patriot Soldiers Promoted at Tagab

    Oct 26, 2013

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 1, 2013) -- Five U.S. Soldiers were promoted to the ranks of sergeant and staff sergeant at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, held a promotion ceremony to recognize the five Soldiers. The promotion candidates included members from 2nd Battalion and 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, from 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • KSF medics becoming self-sustainable

    Oct 26, 2013

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Kosovo Security Force soldiers graduated from a First Responder train-the-trainer course at a ceremony held at Camp Skenderbue Oct. 25. Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical led the 5-day course designed to teach the critical life-saving skills needed when responding to a medical emergency while also teaching the students to train and certify their own soldiers in future courses.

  • "We get bad stuff off the streets"

    Oct 26, 2013

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (October 16, 2013) -- "They're in the area guys, they're more active," said 1st Lt. Justin Vogt as he stood in the early morning darkness and addressed the men he would soon be leading on a patrol. "The fighting season is coming to a close … they're going to try to [mess] with us and see what they can do before they stop fighting for the winter."

  • Simulated inmate escapes during exercise at Camp Arifjan

    Oct 26, 2013

    It is bright and hot outside, another typical day in Kuwait. At the Theater Field Confinement Facility, a construction crew labors nearby to move and arrange large, concrete Force Protection barriers into place. One military police officer oversees an inmate work detail to clear trash when inexplicably, there is a tussle between the two men and the inmate breaks free.

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, head out on a joint patrol from Combat Outpost Wilderness as traffic on the Khowst-Gardez Road pass by, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Brent Eichler, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walks down the slope with some of his fellow Currahees during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), follow the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, head out on a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, during a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Sgt. Joseph Raynal, an infantryman and his fellow Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol into the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Spc. Brendon Simmons an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the mountains during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pull security as they rest on a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Pfc. Travis McGehee, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), watches as his fellow Currahees walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    Sgt. Zachery McDonell, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walks up with some of his fellow Currahees walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

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    A Mk-48 machine gun team provides security while in a Observation Post with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down the mountain following the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, after a joint patrol in the area around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Brent Eichler, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stops with some of his fellow Currahees during the walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), head up the mountain on a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), cross an open field after a joint patrol with Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, from the mountains around Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Currahees with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, head out on a joint patrol from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • USACE Retiree Publishes Fifth Novel

    Oct 25, 2013

    Many federal employees dream of retiring to a house by a lake and writing the Great American Novel. Joe Woods actually did it. His fifth novel, Secrets of the Spiral Tower, was published Oct. 15.

  • Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh Retires, Has Two Messages for USACE

    Oct 25, 2013

    One of the nicest guys in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will retire Nov. 30, 2013. Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh gives a self-deprecating chuckle. "Well, I don't know about being the nicest guy in USACE. I just believe that everybody brings something special to the office. Many times being a leader means finding that specialness in everybody, and bringing their talents forward. That's what I try to do."

  • Warrior Transition Unit recovery: Soldier success story

    Feb 2, 2014

    The Army is committed to supporting wounded, ill and injured Warriors achieve success through a unit called the "Warrior Transition Unit."

  • 'Big Red One' changes top enlisted leader, welcomes Grinston as command sergeant major

    Oct 25, 2013

    The "Big Red One" welcomed a new division command sergeant major and bid farewell to the man who served as its top enlisted Soldier for almost two years during a Victory Honors ceremony Oct. 25 at Fort Riley's Victory Park.

  • Senior AMC civilian defends workforce: 'Don't call them non-essential'

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top civilian delivered strong words in defense of the civilian workforce during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 23. When John Nerger, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke from a panel at the Civilian Professional Development Seminar, his message was direct.

  • AUSA honors 82nd CAB family for volunteerism

    Nov 30, -0001

    As a result of the selfless service and extensive volunteerism shown every day by the Wentling family of Fort Bragg, N.C., they were named the first runner up, 2013 Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year, Oct. 22, during the association's convention in Washington, D.C.

  • Atlas women kick off mentorship program

    Nov 30, -0001

    Mentorship comes in various forms, and whether it is advice from a friend, a parent or a co-worker, it is about sharing experiences and knowledge that will help guide someone through obstacles in life or career.

  • ACC runner takes passion to another level state-to-state

    Oct 25, 2013

    Running has always been a favorite pastime for Tanya Peel, supervisory procurement analyst with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Two years ago she took her passion to a new level and established a goal to run a half-marathon in every state.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski, a forward observer with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the surrounding area from a roof top position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Easy Company Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. James Rightley an infantryman with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security around a corner during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. Easy Company Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Damon Miers and Pfc. James Rightley, infantrymen with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walk down a road during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Security Forces and soldiers from 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), depart their objective after completing a partnered operation in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Capt. Lou Cascino, commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security while Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), exit from a compound during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Eric Blaszkowski, a forward observer with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the surrounding area under a setting moon during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Mackenzie Venable, a combat medic with 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders from Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) link-up with their Afghan National Security Force counterparts before sunrise outside of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a ramp mission brief before sunrise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

  • 2 NCOs recognized for excellence in educational leadership

    Oct 28, 2013

    Two non-commissioned officers have been named recipients of the Larry Strickland Educational Leadership Award for their excellence in educational leadership and commitment to the development of Soldiers.

  • Boo! 'Trunk or Treat' gets RIA in Halloween mood

    Oct 25, 2013

    It was a partially overcast, cold, and ghoulishly gloomy afternoon as youngsters came out for Halloween festivities Oct. 23 here at Memorial Field. According to event coordinator, Norricia Speights, about 200 children and their parents came out for this frightening candy-giveaway.

  • Belvoir hospital 5K run supports awareness for breast cancer

    Oct 25, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital supported breast cancer awareness and research by hosting a 5K run/walk Oct. 17 on the main hospital campus. The event, which came about as the result of a partnership between the USO Warrior and Family Center and the Belvoir Hospital Oncology Department, aimed to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and increase the post community's knowledge of the disease.

  • Rapid Equipping Force keeps Soldiers safe, effective downrange, Mobile lab teams solve tactical prob

    Oct 25, 2013

    Fort Belvoir is home to the U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force, which provides fast solutions for tactical challenges Soldiers face downrange. The REF's newest director, Col. Steven Sliwa, hosted a media roundtable discussion and tour of the REF Expeditionary Lab, Oct. 16, to demonstrate what the REF does on a daily basis.

  • Survivors, health professionals highlight early detection, Event educates on breast cancer awareness

    Oct 25, 2013

    Detecting breast cancer early can save lives, as survivors, Family members and medical personnel attested to during Fort Belvoir's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Luncheon Friday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center ballroom. The USO Warrior and Family Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital partnered to host the luncheon, featuring educational booths, personal stories from breast cancer survivors and a tour of the Belvoir Hospital Breast Care Center.

  • Belvoir Elementary hosts STEM Family Day

    Oct 25, 2013

    Belvoir Elementary School just received a three-year, $1.6 million grant through Operation Patriotic STEM -- which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- from the Department of Defense Education Authority. Educators, parents, students and community partners celebrated the grant during the annual STEM event at the school Saturday morning with remarks from community officials and hands-on STEM activities.

  • Atchley, Beamer win Soldier, NCO of the Year Competition

    Oct 25, 2013

    After a rigorous day of competition, two winners emerged from the 2013 Fort Belvoir Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year challenge at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., last week. Ten competitors from four different units battled in five different events, Oct. 15 to get back to the basics of being Soldiers.

  • Baby Expo 2013: What to expect when expecting

    Nov 22, 2013

    On a cool autumn day, the Women's Health Department at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center hosted the second annual Baby Expo Oct. 19.

  • Japanese Language School Opened at Presidio of San Francisco, 1 November 1941

    Oct 25, 2013

    On November 1, 1941, the U.S. Fourth Army began a secret program to teach the Japanese language to military students. The first class met in an abandoned hangar on Crissy Field, at the Presidio of San Francisco. But before the students could move into the haphazard building that would become their home and classroom, they had to chase away the rats.

  • Ron Richards named USACE Logistician of the Year

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division's Regional Logistics Manager, Ron Richards, has been named USACE 2012 Meritorious Logistician of the Year.

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