Archive: Nov 2013

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  • MCTP major works with veterans

    Nov 27, 2013

    "He talks about the way it is now, and I talk about the way it was then." That's how Gene Berry, a Korean War veteran, describes his relationship with Maj. Cedric Burden, observer/coach, trainer, Mission Command Training Program (MCTP), at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Burden volunteers with Crossroads Hospice as a companion for Berry and a World War II veteran.

  • Callaway Garden's Fantasy in Lights

    Nov 27, 2013

  • New clinic opens to keep Soldiers on duty

    Nov 27, 2013

    Last year, around $321,000 was spent on off-post physical therapy care for Soldiers and Family members, but patients can now find that care on post after Lyster Army Health Clinic opened its brand-new physical therapy and chiropractic clinics Nov. 20.

  • Thanksgiving 108th ADA Style

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Bragg, N.C. -- For Soldiers and Family Members of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Thanksgiving week is more than one day of eating a traditional Thanksgiving Meal. It also includes a competition for best dining facility on Fort Bragg and a game of flag football during the Turkey Bowl.

  • Letter to the Editor: Soldiers should take advantage of ACAP

    Nov 27, 2013

  • Thankful for military Family

    Nov 27, 2013

  • Fort Rucker welcomes new CWOB

    Nov 27, 2013

    Hundreds came together at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Nov. 22 to welcome a new chief warrant officer of the Aviation Branch and say farewell to a man that has left his mark on Army Aviation during his three years of responsibility.

  • National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

    Dec 2, 2013

    Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from 13 states competed for nine open slots, Nov. 20, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the competition next spring.

  • Garrison officials meet with tribal leaders

    Nov 27, 2013

    With November marking Native American Heritage Month, Fort Benning garrison officials took the opportunity to hold one of their biannual consultations with representatives from several federally recognized tribes Nov. 19-20.

  • Hospital urges Families to update records

    Nov 27, 2013

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft

    Nov 27, 2013

  • Identifying IEDs: Field training teaches company to think like enemy

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 789th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company is small in number, but has the immense task of protecting innocent lives from improvised explosive devices. Because of their mission, company leaders said EOD technicians are trained to think like the enemy.

  • Harlem Globetrotters to showcase B-ball skills in Bamberg Dec. 7

    Nov 27, 2013

    The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to USAG Bamberg's Freedom Fitness Facility Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Admission is free for all DoD card holders and their guests.

  • USAG Ansbach serves up heaping portion of Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. William E. Funcheon, USAG Ansbach command sergeant major, served Soldiers, Family members and members of the USAG Ansbach community food for Thanksgiving Nov. 27, 2013, at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • Westphal: Thanksgiving… a time to recognize deployed Soldiers, entire Army family

    Nov 27, 2013

    "Our nation appreciates the service and sacrifices that Soldiers, family members and Army Civilians make every single day. We must remember the thousands of deployed Soldiers and Army Civilians throughout Afghanistan, and around the world, who are spending Thanksgiving away from their families and friends. Our Army is thankful for their incredible commitment and selfless service in defense of our nation." --Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal

  • Army Achieves Initial Operating Capability with the AH-64E Apache

    Aug 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the capable hands of the soldiers of the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters have achieved Initial Operating Capability, the U.S. Army's latest acquisition milestone for the program on schedule.

  • Army's largest stateside lodging facility has successful first year

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 27, 2013) -- The first year of business at the Fort Lee Lodging facility has been successful, but not without its issues.

  • Expo at Morgan State brings ARL science and engineering and students together

    Nov 27, 2013

    More than 50 exhibitors from federal, state, and local agencies, business, industry, and academia as well as over 350 students, parents, and teachers were on hand Nov. 9 at Morgan State University for the university's first ever Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Careers, and Jobs Expo.

  • Alamo Scouts Established, 28 November 1943

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Lieutenant General Walter Krueger assumed command of the newly activated Sixth Army in early 1943 and then established an operational Task Force, nicknamed Alamo Force, also under his command.

  • STEM Starters: The World of PHOTOTROPISM

    Nov 27, 2013

    Most of us are familiar with photosynthesis, but photosynthesis would not be possible without another, lesser known, process called phototropism.

  • Schweinfurt duo re-capitalize excess MWR property

    Nov 27, 2013

    The garrison here is set to close by the fall of 2014. So they load, transport, unload, repair, catalog, store and transfer MWR equipment. And the work of this two-man team to salvage what is serviceable, and dispose of what is not, represents a major effort by the U.S. Army to re-capitalize those resources to other installations.

  • Jane Wayne to the Rescue

    Nov 27, 2013

    Grenade's were thrown, bullets flew through the air, but it was not Soldiers on the attack but their spouses during an event called Jane Wayne on Nov. 15, 2013, at Fort Polk, La.

  • National Security Advisor visits Task Force Patriot Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2013

    Susan Rice, President Obama's National Security Advisor, accompanied by U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, visited Forward Operating Base Gamberi recently to catch up with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • Current road conditions for Camp Humphreys and Area III are BLACK.

    Nov 27, 2013

    Black: All U.S. Government vehicles are prohibited from movement. Commanders of O-6 and above must personally authorize the use of emergency vehicles after the appropriate risk assessment and mitigation actions are considered. Snow chains or similar devices are required, no waivers are authorized.

  • Wounded warriors learn to blow glass in pilot program

    Nov 27, 2013

    For the past few weeks on Tuesday evenings, 11 Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., have driven to Tacoma's Museum of Glass to learn the basics of glass blowing from experts in the field.

  • Force Sustainment Systems sends new tropical shelter system to Guam

    Nov 27, 2013

    Any Soldier can attest to the fact that there is nothing worse than getting a new piece of equipment and then finding out that it doesn't work properly.

  • 630th Military Police Company trains German Bundeswehr unit

    Nov 27, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers from the German Bundeswehr's 4th Logistics Battalion, or the "Elephant Battalion," stationed in the Franconian city of Volkach, honed their shooting skills with Bamberg's 630th Military Police Company Nov. 4, 2013.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Mark A. Cobos

    Nov 26, 2013

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Mark A. Cobos

  • Current road conditions for Camp Humphreys and Area III are RED.

    Nov 27, 2013

    Red: Military vehicles, other then emergency/essential business, will not be driven. O-5 / GS-13 or above may authorize usage for business that can not be postponed without jeopardizing military requirements. Snow chains or similar devices will be used.

  • Current road conditions for Camp Humphreys and Area III are AMBER.

    Nov 27, 2013

    Amber: Military vehicles, other than those required for essential business, will not be driven on highways. POV owners need to use extreme caution and are encouraged to observe the rules established for military vehicles.

  • 2ID holds memorial for 1ABCT Soldiers

    Nov 26, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The 2nd Infantry Division held a memorial ceremony today at Camp Casey to honor two fallen Soldiers, who died Nov. 21 when the military vehicle they were driving entered a river in the vicinity of the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Yeoncheon.

  • Thanksgiving Storytime with the General

    Nov 28, 2013

    Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commander of United Nations Command, R.O.K.-U.S. Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, visited the post library to read Thanksgiving stories to local children, Nov 23.

  • Maj. Gen. Lyons' Thanksgiving Day message

    Nov 27, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving! Maureen and I would like to extend our warmest appreciation to all the Soldiers, civilians, and Family members throughout the TSC Team. We are proud of all you do to guard the freedoms that allow so many to be thankful. We also are grateful for your quiet extraordinary professionalism and steadfast support to our mission in the Pacific. As we give thanks for our abundance today, we are reminded of the personal sacrifices made by our nation's veterans and forces currently serving abroad and unable to celebrate with their loved ones. On this Thanksgiving Day, let us give thanks for every one of the Army's Soldiers, and their Families, who selflessly serve our Nation. Let us honor the Families of our Fallen, and lift them up in our prayers. May our gratitude for the blessings of freedom, abundance, and Family continue throughout the rest of the year. We wish you and your families a safe, enjoyable, and blessed Thanksgiving. Army Strong!

  • Stryker Soldiers get tough through resiliency and readiness

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division paused regular training for a week to focus on the physical and emotional wellbeing of Alaska's Arctic Warriors.

  • Memorial Service held for a 1st Signal Brigade technician

    Dec 26, 2013

    1st Signal Brigade held a memorial service for Lee Jae-min, desktop technician of the Field Service Support Team, Joint Command Information Systems Activity, 1st Signal Brigade, in the Memorial Chapel on USAG Yongsan in South Korea, Nov. 22.

  • Aviation Soldiers learn life-saving techniques

    Nov 26, 2013

    The Second Infantry Division prides itself as being always ready to fight and defend the Republic of Korea at the drop of a dime. In the event that conflict arises, a Soldier's training and expertise will immediately kick in. A grim reality of war and conflict is casualties on the battlefield; but with frequent and thorough training Soldiers can reduce combat deaths and save the lives of their comrades.

  • Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center opens

    Nov 26, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO -- Twenty years in the making, the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center opened at Crissy Field on the Presidio of San Francisco on Veterans Day.

  • VA and DOD break ground on first integrated clinic in California

    Nov 26, 2013

    MARINA, Calif. -- Ground was broken Nov. 11 for what will be California's first integrated Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense joint health-care clinic in Marina.

  • Savannah Corps men put down their razors for cancer awareness

    Nov 26, 2013

    This winter, while some people may say "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," many men at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District are saying "Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow."

  • "Green APLSS" boost budget health

    Feb 2, 2014

    Did you know that "Excellent" and "Very Good" APLSS marks provide this hospital with significant additional funding? This additional funding allows us to provide you with the high-quality, award-winning healthcare you enjoy here.

  • Hard-working Airfield Control Group keeps Robert Gray Airfield running smoothly

    Nov 26, 2013

    Budget cuts, sequestration and furloughs are pinching operations across every aspect of the Army recently, challenging Soldiers and civilians alike to do things more smartly and with fewer people. The Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group at Robert Gray Airfield is a good example of how crews across all aspects of the Army have buckled down to keep our forces strong and ready.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 27, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Exercise tests ammunition plant's emergency capabilities

    Nov 26, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Work at an ammunition plant is rife with potential danger, but officials at this remote southeastern Oklahoma Army installation take a matter-of-fact approach to emergencies, even if it tests all facets of their capabilities.

  • Got money? How to plan for post-Army budgets

    Nov 26, 2013

    When Soldiers leave the military, their entire financial situations change. Future success starts with creating a financial plan well before separating from the service, according to Frederica Norman, financial advisor for the Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Brigade remembers fallen hero

    Nov 26, 2013

    What was once simply known as Building 9420 in the Wilderness Complex was dedicated in honor of one of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division's fallen heroes during a ceremony, Nov. 20, 2013.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers arrive home for holidays

    Nov 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Forty-four Fort Lee Soldiers are home to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

  • 5th AR BDE serves Thanksgiving lunch to students, parents

    Dec 26, 2013

    ANTHONY, N.M. -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade teamed up Monday to serve students and parents from Loma Linda Elementary School a hearty Thanksgiving lunch.

  • CSF2 Resilience Skills Prove a Key Tool for Wounded Warrior Caregivers

    Nov 29, 2013

    "At its core, caring for wounded Soldiers is about using resilience skills, both for our wounded Soldiers and to keep ourselves strong as the people who are responsible for their care" according to Staff Sgt. Orlando Cooper, squad leader of the 2nd Platoon, the National Capital Region Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers take the spotlight at Bridgestone Arena

    Nov 26, 2013

    Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Sabaluaski Air Assault School conduct a rappel demonstration during the Nashville Predators game at Bridgestone Arena Nov. 25 as part of Hometown Heroes Night.

  • Fields retires from the Army after more than 38 years

    Nov 26, 2013

    Knowing that a radio is often the only link between a Soldier and a commander in the field, Col. Gregory M. Fields spent the pinnacle of his more than 38 year Army career enhancing how the Army procures radios.

  • Pegasus ministry team helps soldiers, spouses strengthen commitment

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Unit Ministry Team led Strong Bonds training to help Pegasus couples and single soldiers develop healthier relationships, Nov. 22.

  • Depot, Army honor Native American Indians

    Nov 26, 2013

    Each November the Army celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month by recognizing the accomplishments of this country's original inhabitants, explorers and settlers. Throughout our Army's 238-year history, American Indians have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of our nation.

  • USASMDC targets team provides dual targets for MEADS system historic test

    Nov 26, 2013

    Series of tests successful for all involved

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 27, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • Students explore various professions during CSMS Career Day

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Colonel Smith Middle School, or CSMS, students, faculty and staff abandoned their normal class routine Friday to make room for an entire day devoted to future careers. All sixth through eighth graders attended five classes promoting a different occupation. The middle school youth filled out surveys ahead of time which paired them with their top five areas of interest.

  • Fort celebrates Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Members of the Fort Huachuca community joined representatives of the Navajo, Seminole/Creek and Tohono O' odham Nations, in celebration of a spiritual and cultural observance Friday. The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and the Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office hosted the Native American Heritage Month ceremony at Fitch Auditorium, in Alvarado Hall.

  • General Myer hosts 'Turkey Trot' running competition

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Soldiers, Family members, faculty, staff and students took time out of their schedules Thursday for Thanksgiving fun as General Myer Elementary School held its annual Turkey Trot on the school running track.

  • FH Jewish community begins Chanukah celebration

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Jewish community begins Chanukah celebration.

  • FH school district art teacher wins state-level art education award

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Arizona Art Education Association, or AAEA, awarded Nancy Murphy, General Myer and Colonel Johnston Elementary Schools visual arts instructor, with the 2013 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year Award at their annual state conference in Sedona Friday. For Murphy, winning the award has been a part of her artistic journey which she described as coming "full circle."

  • Turkey Bowl pits Signal, Intel Soldiers in gridiron action

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - When the scuffle ended and raindrops had cleared the dust from the air, Soldiers in Signal orange defeated those in Military Intelligence blue by a narrow margin, winning Friday's flag football game 14-13.

  • Soldiers collect gifts to brighten others' holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Company C, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, collected and donated 13 bikes and more than 200 other gifts for the Fort Huachuca Chapel's giving tree, an effort spearheaded by 1st Sgt. Charles Warner II through the Chapel's Outreach Ministries Program. The Soldiers are attending the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Leader's Course, where lieutenants are trained on Military Intelligence fundamentals before they report to their first unit. The gifts will be distributed to military Families in time for Christmas giving.

  • USARAK leaders take 'terrain walk' to enhance Soldier resilience

    Nov 26, 2013

    Leaders in USARAK at participated in the U.S. Army Alaska's first Ready and Resilient Terrain Walk at Join Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK on November 1st. The event promoted familiarity with agencies at JBER charged with promoting a more ready and resilient installation.

  • Community Friends Program seeks sponsors to host international students

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The International Military Student Office is actively seeking sponsors for the Community Friends Program -- a hospitality program intended to provide international students the opportunity to become acquainted with the American lifestyle.

  • The Other Snowball Effect

    Nov 26, 2013

    How the Army reduced a six-person, two-vehicle system to software The "snowball effect" is something that military programs generally try to avoid; snowballs usually end up costing the government a great deal of money as they get bigger and bigger. But sometimes the effect can work in reverse. This article was originally published in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Exercising Safety:Tri-Lakes dams catch floodwaters while reducing flood risks

    Nov 26, 2013

    A stalled front brings record rainfall to the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The runoff brings a surge of water through canyons and foothills and into major population centers of central Colorado.

  • Army's premier data-mining program gets rave reviews

    Nov 26, 2013

    The Army's Enterprise Management Decision Support, or EMDS, was selected as the best information technology program of 2013 by FedScoop 50, which honors 50 of the most innovative people and technologies within the federal government.

  • ACC ready to support Philippines

    Nov 26, 2013

    Only days after a massive typhoon packing winds approaching 200 mph tore through the Philippines Nov. 8, the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's contract ready teams were alerted to stand by to support humanitarian relief efforts there.

  • Alabama recognizes SMDC for inventions, patents

    Nov 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command was recently recognized by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

  • Space Soldier serves as hero while off duty

    Nov 26, 2013

    Spc. Jesse Roy Collins, a satellite controller for A Company, 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON), became a first responder for a traffic accident

  • SMDC helps WASP fly

    Nov 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is working to develop a new platform to help troops in the field have a tactical edge while communicating with the Winch Aerostat Small Platform, or WASP.

  • CFC drive going strong, still time to give

    Nov 26, 2013

    Army Contracting Command's participation in the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is going strong, according to the headquarters leader of this year's fund drive.

  • ASC Distribution Management Center blood drive exceeds expectations

    Nov 26, 2013

  • Colombians review Foreign Military Sales case

    Nov 26, 2013

    A delegation from the Colombian Army met with a representative from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command and Textron Marine & Land Systems Nov.4 to review the status of equipment purchased through the Army's Foreign Military Sales program

  • Transcript of Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno Soldier for Life PSA

    Nov 26, 2013

    Transcript of Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno Soldier for Life PSA

  • New York National Guard on Duty in New York City to Aid Holiday Travelers

    Nov 26, 2013

    Thanksgiving week is no holiday for the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which will have all hands on deck during the busiest travel days of the year. The task force of 240 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen helps deter terrorist operations in the New York City Metropolitan Area, by augmenting and assisting civilian police in the city's major transit hubs. During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, task force members normally assigned to training and administrative functions will be working security as well, said task force Commander Lt. Col. Peter Riley, a New York Army National Guard officer. About 200 task force Soldiers, Airmen and Naval Militia members will be conducting roving patrols or manning fixed guard stations in Grand Central Station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station, JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Site and the city's waterways, he explained.

  • Post celebrates military families with food, fun and games

    Nov 26, 2013

    Games and crafts line the walls of the Solomon Center Saturday morning during this year's Family Fun Festival, which caps November's Military Family Appreciation Month activities.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers learn to think about their thinking, develop strategies to strengthen in

    Nov 27, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted Critical Thinking Structured Analysis training for intelligence analysts from the Kaiserslautern Military Community Nov. 12-21 on Panzer Kaserne.

  • Turkey Trot runners share holiday favorites, fitness tips

    Nov 26, 2013

    The plight of temptation overcomes even the best athletes; they battle how to stay active and on pace with constant running regiments during the holidays.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee football team debuts in MDW

    Nov 26, 2013

    Their journeys and missions have included Iraq and Afghanistan, and at one time or another, Washington D.C., for rehabilitation. But during the afternoon of Nov. 16, Wounded Warrior amputees mustered for a flag football game and received ovations from a standing-room-only crowd at Arlington's Bishop O'Connell High School.

  • Post honors families of the year

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Jackson honored 18 families for their contributions to the community during the annual Family of the Year ceremony Friday at the Solomon Center. The post also named 1st Sgt. Westley Bockert, wife Heather and their six children Military Family of the Year during last week's event.

  • Stay vigilant during Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2013

    As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend, I ask you to be vigilant in looking after the safety of your Family and your battle buddies. Pay attention to their nonverbal communication. Are they communicating signs of distress, or are they having a rough time with the holidays? If they are, please don't leave them alone. Escort them to their supervisor, first sergeant, commander or chaplain, so they can get the help they need.

  • Battle of the Bulge spotlight graphic

    Nov 26, 2013

    Battle of the Bulge spotlight graphic

  • GC wishes the entire BMC team a safe Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2013

    Remember to welcome newcomers during family-centered weekend

  • Christmas markets celebrate holiday seasons

    Nov 26, 2013

    Winter season brings more than just snow and frigid extremities

  • Inspecting Mississippi River shoreline opened door to support DLA site visits nationwide

    Nov 26, 2013

    Donna Hardy, a 25-year U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffer, cut her teeth on real estate with inspections along hundreds of miles of Mississippi River shoreline. A temporary duty volunteer job this year supporting the Defense Logistics Agency's real property inventory needs sent her coast to coast and across the Pacific.

  • Tourist to tenant: ACS helps families acclimate to life in Bavaria

    Nov 26, 2013

    New Parent Support Program offers exploration opportunities for new military families.

  • New Picatinny alert system replaces previous E-Notify

    Nov 26, 2013

    Picatinny Arsenal's mass communication system E-Notify was recently replaced by a newer system known as Picatinny Alert System. Everbridge was chosen as the new system vendor to help notify installation employees and their families of pending weather, man-made and natural disasters, and other alerts directly affecting the Arsenal.

  • Engineering the future, in 500 words or less

    Dec 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District challenged Wiesbaden Middle School students to explain, in 500 words or less, why they are interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math careers. The winners -- Pete Greig, Chuck Oliver and Isabella Lee -- representing the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, respectively, were selected from a pool of 80 contest entrants by Department of Defense Dependents Schools officials. The essays detailed Pete's interest in robotics engineering, Chuck's love of cars and mechanical engineering, and Isabella's fascination with roller-coaster engineering. To recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their interest in STEM, Europe District leaders and subject matter experts hosted the trio here Nov. 19.

  • Virtual conference highlights collaboration technology

    Nov 26, 2013

    As fiscal constraints increase demand for web-based collaboration technologies across the Department of Defense (DoD), several military organizations partnered with industry and academia to host a virtual conference to share information and best practices.

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    Mar 18, 2014

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  • Checkmate! Schweinfurt youth capture 'higher order thinking'

    Nov 27, 2013

    Every Friday after school, boys and girls ages six to 12 meet at the Youth Center here to spend two hours exercising their brains learning the game of chess.

  • 173rd trains contingency needs

    Nov 26, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy -- With a new mission as a rapid-deployment contingency force, paratroopers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) attended classes here in October and November in order to qualify new jumpmasters, certify in sling load operations, and validate the function and expeditionary deployment of communication equipment.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday Message

    Nov 26, 2013

    Thanksgiving is a joyous tradition that allows us to reflect on the good fortune we enjoy as Americans

  • No membership required

    Nov 27, 2013

    Jaclyn Lloyd is the new director of the Youth of the Chapel, and, despite closure next fall, she has a wide-range of activities planned for the coming months.

  • ANA wear purple ribbons, support elimination of violence against women

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of Religious Cultural Affairs, 205th Hero Corps, Afghan National Army, passed out purple ribbons to soldiers of the 4th and 5th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 205th HC, Afghan National Army, at Camp Hero, Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2013.

  • Northern Regional Medical Command staffer receives Lt. Col. Karen Wagner Leadership Award

    Nov 26, 2013

    On Nov. 6, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, announced Capt. Kenneth Roberts of the Northern Regional Medical Command's (NRMC) Human Resources (G-1) as one of the four Army Medical Department (AMEDD) winners of the award.

  • Understanding how Schweinfurt responds to cold weather

    Nov 26, 2013

    Staying informed of weather and road conditions is easy. But understanding what occurs between the fall of the first snowflake and the decisions that follow is more complex. Inclement weather that arrives during the fall and winter months sets into motion a series of events here that the public is largely unaware of, sparking curiosity, pushing debate and even fueling public outrage.

  • US Army Garrison Japan welcomes first female commander

    Nov 26, 2013

    Col. Joy L. Curriera became the first female commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan following an assumption-of-command ceremony held Nov. 26 at Camp Zama.

  • Who knew that Watervliet has Soldiers-in-Slacks?

    Nov 25, 2013

    There was a term the former Third Army commander, Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, often used to describe the Army civilian force that supported the ground operations in many of the 25 countries in his area of responsibility. In a small Army post in upstate New York, the Watervliet Arsenal has also had its share of Soldiers-in-Slacks.

  • NY communities, arsenal build teams to mitigate disaster

    Nov 26, 2013

    Beyond the cannon tubes that were being readied for shipment, and on the spot where 16-inch cannons were once manufactured for U.S. Navy battleships, were about 40 community first responders sealing chlorine leaks and checking for radiological contamination in trucks, railcars, and tankers. They were not responding to an act of terror but to a four-county hazardous material exercise involving up to 160 of New York Capital District's first responders.

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