Archive: Nov 2013

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  • Gold Line bus starts Monday

    Nov 1, 2013

    More than 16,000 Soldiers, military Family members, Department of Defense civilians and Bureau of Land Management employees work and live on Fort Wainwright. This number does not include the seasonal construction contractors, delivery businesses or our local veterans and retirees who frequent the post on a daily basis.

  • Headstone placement time at ANC greatly improved in past two years

    Nov 4, 2013

    Over the past two years, the time it takes to place a headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., has been reduced from as many as 180 days to an average of just 45 days, said the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program.

  • Bassett Army Community Hospital hosts ladies luau

    Nov 1, 2013

    The luau organizers sought to offer a festive environment to encourage women to take an evening for themselves to relax, have fun and think about their own wellbeing.

  • CASCOM civilian receives leadership through excellence award

    Nov 1, 2013

    Shelley A. Richardson, programming and analysis evaluation chief, Combined Arms Support Command, was awarded the Advancing the Role of Women in the Army: Leadership through Excellence Award Oct. 30.

  • Resource Management personnel recognized at quarterly luncheon

    Nov 1, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter recognized members of the Directorate of Resource Management at the quarterly directorate luncheon Oct. 30 at the Fort Myer Officers Club.

  • Unit ministry team hosts Olympics

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers set off along a lonesome road just before day break on a cool and calm October morning here. A majority of them walked briskly into the darkness while others jogged down the road and out of sight.

  • N.C. Guard remains ready, relevant in State Partnership Program

    Nov 4, 2013

    Since its inception in 1996, when the North Carolina National Guard first initiated its State Partnership Program in Moldova, the state has emphasized creating and maintaining valuable and enduring relationships through this program.

  • Chaplain makes trip for Romanian soldiers

    Nov 1, 2013

    Maj. Ruston Hill, command chaplain for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan, made a one-time trip to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan with command chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Henry Michta, CJSOTF, October 13, 2013, to conduct the holy liturgy at St. Gheorghe Chapel, the religious center on the Romanian compound.

  • 1-41FA Chaplain all about spiritual fitness of Soldiers

    Nov 1, 2013

    Physical. Mental. Spiritual. These are the three pillars that drive the Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division. These pillars have proven to be the backbone of the regiment's leadership in how they focus on the development of their Soldiers.

  • 3rd ID's Spartan Dining Facility Grand Re-Opening

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Second Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division opens the doors to its renovated "Spartan" dining facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Colonel Scott Jackson, the Spartan Brigade's Commanding Officer, reflects on the importance and tradition of "mess halls."

  • ANA leads assault on insurgents in Maiwand District

    Nov 1, 2013

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with the Afghan National Army and Combined Task Force Dragoon conducted a clearing operation in the village of Koka, Afghanistan, Oct. 24, 2013, to rid the area of local Taliban activity.

  • Dental health of Soldiers improves dramatically

    Nov 4, 2013

    For the past several decades, only about 20 percent of Soldiers were classified as Class 1 dental wellness, meaning they were up to date on cleanings and had no dental work needed, said the commander of U.S. Army Dental Command.

  • USAPHC couple retires with 75 years of combined federal service

    Nov 1, 2013

    A USAPHC couple, Eunice and Emery Thompson, were recognized for their 75 years and five days of combined federal service Oct. 24 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground--South Recreation Center.

  • MDW Soldier reenlists in NYC

    Nov 1, 2013

    Army Staff Sgt. Danilo Fernandez became a military policeman on Sept. 11, 2001, and left New York City two days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

  • Beware of emotional eating

    Nov 1, 2013

    Understanding what we eat, and how our mood relates to our behavior are important ways to help improve our mood. A well-balanced diet and engaging in healthy activities can keep us feeling great more often.

  • A boo debate at Bldg. 59: Argument is on whether JBM-HH HQ is haunted

    Nov 1, 2013

    The growing catalog of ghost sightings in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., exponentially grows and tends to receive more print and airtime during ghoul and goblin time. The Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has the ghost of convicted Lincoln assassination conspirator Mary Surratt. Many say when the fog rolls off the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, Mrs. Surratt can be seen walking the parade field. Ghost hunters and some overnight VIPs swear the White House provides a roof for the apparition of Abraham Lincoln himself.

  • Army Ten-Miler team recognized

    Nov 1, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, hosted an award ceremony at the Fort Lesley J. McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall to recognize the efforts of the Army Ten-Miler organizational team Oct. 29.

  • JBM-HH community gets rid of unwanted meds

    Nov 1, 2013

    Groceries were not the only items being unloaded Oct. 25 at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall commissary.

  • 38th Marine Corps Marathon flanked by supporters

    Nov 1, 2013

    On any given Sunday before dawn, the majority of streets around the National Capital Region have little traffic and very few people are filing onto the sidewalks and pathways. However, Oct. 27 was not your typical Sunday. It was the day of the "People's Marathon" - the 38th annual Marine Corps Marathon.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Thirdhand smoke: a new tobacco hazard for families

    Nov 1, 2013

    Thirdhand smoke is considered a hazard because it contains toxic gases and chemicals (i.e. nicotine, tar, butane, paint thinners, arsenic, lead and carbon monoxide) that you cannot see. These chemicals pose a health risk because they combine with the air and other pollutants to make cancer-causing substances.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • New marksmanship system shows its benefits at Sniper School

    Nov 1, 2013

    At the Fort Benning, Ga., Sniper School, instructors requested the demonstration after seeing the new Location of Miss and Hit system at other Fort Benning ranges. LOMAH uses sensors to detect hits or misses on an attached target. Then sensors at the target emplacement relay the results to android-based tablets at the shooter's location. LOMAH has the ability to triangulate the shot group and provide the shooter and coach with corrective sight adjustment data. The LOMAH system can be set to provide shot group data in either inches or centimeters.

  • Employee's quilts sew rewarding

    Nov 1, 2013

    "Quilting is a creative outlet for me," said Brenda Aleman, contracting officer, Edgewood Division, Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • New aviation gunnery training system enhances AAR capabilities

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is fielding a new system that integrates Apache helicopter gunnery training results into an After Action Review to provide leaders with a more complete picture of a training event. In September, the Aviation Homestation Interim Package passed its government acceptance test at Fort Hood, Texas. Plans call for adding the system to Fort Knox, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Stewart, Ga., and Grafenwoehr, Germany, by March 2014.

  • Grit, determination leads Vietnamese nurse to America

    Nov 1, 2013

    For Thulan Phan, the path from Vietnamese nurse to U.S. government employee has been one of grit and determination accompanied with a never-give-up attitude.

  • 'What makes USAG Ansbach your hometown?' photo contest opens

    Nov 12, 2013

    Are you a member of USAG Ansbach? Regardless of where you live - Storck Barracks, Ansbach or one of the other communities that comprise the USAG Ansbach area - use this chance to show us exactly what makes USAG Ansbach your hometown.

  • Courage to seek help, laughter offer relief from depression

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is joining organizations and communities across the nation to raise awareness about the dangers of depression. The Army's theme, "The Courage to Seek Help," emphasizes that depression is one of the most treatable behavioral health conditions.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Mike Nelson

    Nov 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) -- Michael Nelson, civil engineering technician in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's General Engineering Section, never could have predicted that an injury would be the primary catalyst that led him to pursue a field he has enjoyed for the last 30 years.

  • 2nd ABCT 3rd ID Change of Responsibility

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Second Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division holds a Change of Responsibility Ceremony for its Command Sergeant Major. The ceremony took place 25 October 2013 in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Outgoing Command Sergeant Major Jefferson Moser passes the NCO sword to Command Sergeant Major Stanley Varner, the incoming Brigade Command Sergeant Major. Available in high definition.

  • Motorcycle Ride Builds Cohesion and Applies the Basics

    Nov 1, 2013

    Motorcycle riders from the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School took to the back roads of North Carolina to apply lessons learned in a USAJFKSWCS Motorcycle Safety and Mentorship Ride on Oct. 25.

  • Shadow of the Eagle volunteers for Barclay Elementary Fall Festival

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), volunteered to help run Barclay Elementary's Fall Festival at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 25, 2013.

  • knowledge newsletter 10/30/2013

    Nov 1, 2013

  • Taking advantage of an opportunity

    Nov 1, 2013

    The small group of men were gathered around the back of an Afghan National Army Humvee parked on a patch of gravel on Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Oct. 28, 2013.

  • Deputy Joint Base Commander Lt. Col. John John E. Orille

    Nov 1, 2013

  • Special Operations alumnus starts new challenge

    Nov 1, 2013

    When his phone beeped indicating an incoming call, he noticed the number had a Houston, Texas area code. When he answered, the caller told him he had been selected for the position and asked if he would like to join the team down in Texas..more

  • Touching base

    Nov 1, 2013

    Employee-initiated training seeks to establish positive dialogue with management

  • From soldier to noncommissioned officer

    Nov 30, -0001

    Fifty-two newly promoted noncommissioned officers (NCO) crossed into the corps with a symbolic induction ceremony, which represented their right of entry into, what is known as, the time honored Corps of the noncommissioned officer.

  • Flight medic receives medal for 'long and very difficult mission'

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation, "Dustoff," added another chapter to their long and deep connection with the Marine Corps Oct. 30, when Staff Sgt. Tim Mika was awarded the Air Medal for his actions in saving two Marines in Afghanistan May 25, 2011.

  • Georgetown, Oregon hoops teams to battle at Camp Humphreys

    Nov 1, 2013

    The fitness center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, will be the site for the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic, featuring the men's basketball teams from Georgetown University and the University of Oregon, Nov. 9, 2013.

  • ALU student meets longtime sponsors

    Nov 1, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 31, 2013) -- The donation process was simple enough: from several pictures shown, pick a disadvantaged child to sponsor through a charity. The photo and its accompanying information helped make the choice less random and impersonal. Ultimately, though, it didn't really matter who the child was. Ken and Sharon Bassler just wanted to extend their blessings to someone in need.

  • Lee retiree event offers services, info, camaraderie

    Nov 1, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 31, 2013) -- Military retirees were afforded the opportunity to receive information updates, get medical screenings and share in the camaraderie of service during the Retiree Appreciation Day event that took place Saturday at the Soldier Support Center.

  • SEC-Lee engineer receives 2013 'Civilian Hero' award

    Nov 1, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 31, 2013) -- A Fort Lee engineer has received a prestigious national award for her accomplishments in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM.

  • 210th Fires Brigade hosts Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers from the 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the first ever Thunder Fitness Challenge Oct. 30, 2013 on Camp Casey. Of the 104 Soldiers who competed, only 14 Soldiers achieved the standard of the challenge. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • Law enforcement torch run for upcoming Special Olympics

    Nov 30, -0001

    During the joint services Special Olympics Torch Run on Oct. 26th, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Raymond Schultz, 247th Military Police Detachment, office of the Military Police Investigations, carried the torch leading close to 130 military service members representing all law enforcement agencies on island. All soldiers who participated carried the torch from Torii Station to Kadena Air Base.

  • 349th Signal shares American culture with local Japanese students

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers and family members of the 349th Signal Company, 78th Signal Battalion, traveled to the Kabato Pre-School to share an American tradition, Halloween, with students Oct.28 in Yomitan Village, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 10th RSG selects top Soldier and NCO of the Year

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 10th Regional Support Group selected its top Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during the unit's competition Oct. 24 and 25th on Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan.

  • 'Maintain' soldier, NCO recognized as year's best

    Nov 1, 2013

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosier, the senior enlisted advisor for the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, made it a priority to conduct monthly and quarterly competitions for the noncommissioned officers and soldiers deployed to Afghanistan. After eight months of grueling competitions, the Maintain Battalion conducted the Soldier and NCO of the Year boards on Oct. 16, 2013.

  • 'Vanguard' physical therapist enhances rehabilitation with nutrition plan

    Nov 1, 2013

    Physical fitness is one thing the Army stresses; each and every soldier must be fit to perform their duties to meet the Army standards. Physical fitness is a priority that for most units, physical training is the first thing they do in the morning.

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