Archive: Nov 2013

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  • SATCOM installation plan exceeds expectations, saves millions

    Nov 26, 2013

    Team Tobyhanna, Pa., is taking a pioneering approach to installing the Army's next generation SATCOM ground terminals using a plan that exceeds the depot's annual Value Engineering Proposal cost avoidance goal by more than 276 percent.

  • Peacekeeping Institute paying increasing dividends after 20 years

    Nov 26, 2013

    In an ever-changing world, demand for U.S. involvement in humanitarian assistance and stability operations will increase, said the former Army chief of staff who founded the service's Peacekeeping Institute 20 years ago.

  • Families turn up for foggy Fall Family 5K and Kids 1-Miler.

    Nov 25, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS- The Fall Family 5K and Kids 1-Miler was held at the MP Hill Fitness Center, Nov. 16. About 90 participants gathered for the start despite a thick early morning fog. In addition to the 5K walk and kids 1-miler, the event featured an adult 10K and unit 5K run in eight divisions.

  • Engineers pass through Cascade Locks

    Nov 25, 2013

    Senior noncommissioned officers of the 14th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., traveled to the Cascade Locks, Ore., Nov. 21, to learn the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Army Reserve chief inducted into LSU Hall of Honor

    Nov 26, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of Army Reserve, was inducted into the Military Hall of Honor, Nov. 23, 2013, during the weekend-long LSU Salutes celebration co-sponsored by Louisiana State University and Cadets of the Ole War Skule.

  • Black Falcons more maneuverable, lethal than ever

    Nov 25, 2013

  • Army NCO of Year began Best Warrior journey at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Nov 26, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella went all the way to the top after winning 351st Civil Affairs Command Best Warrior Competition, at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in the spring.

  • US Army Pacific Commanding General and Command Sgt. Maj. send holidays wishes

    Nov 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacifc Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks and Command Sgt. Maj Frank Leota send their holiday greetings to the Soldiers, family members and Army civilians of USARPAC.

  • All-expense paid Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. for World War II veterans

    Nov 25, 2013

  • NSRDEC participates in Massachusetts STEM summit

    Nov 27, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Members of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center attended the 2013 Massachusetts Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summit, recently held at Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro, Mass.

  • Charrette helps Harpeth River Feasibility Study flow ahead 'SMART'

    Nov 25, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 25, 2013) -- The team responsible for conducting the Harpeth River Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study held a planning charrette Nov. 20-22 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District Headquarters to help the process flow forward as SMART as possible.

  • A well-rounded soldier

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella, an Army Reserve civil affairs Soldier with the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion decontaminates his M40 Protective mask during the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition here in Fort Lee, Va. Manella is competing against 11 other warriors for the title of Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • A well-rounded soldier

    Nov 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella, an Army Reserve civil affairs specialist with the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion marches to the next evaluation during the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in Fort Lee, Va. Manella is competing against 11 other warriors for the title of Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.

  • A well-rounded soldier

    Nov 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella, an Army Reserve civil affairs specialist with the 445th Civil Affairs Battalion conducts rifle drill during the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in Fort Lee, Va. Manella is competing against 11 other warriors for the title of Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Deployment reveals contract specialist's direct impact

    Nov 25, 2013

    A contract specialist deployed to Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command is witnessing firsthand his direct impact on contingency operations.

  • US Army soldiers in Japan Support American Education Week

    Nov 30, -0001

    Take 667 elementary students, 98 staff members then mix in 15 highly motivated U.S. Army soldiers and you get smiles, laughter and a unique learning experience for both students and soldiers. On Nov. 20, soldiers with the 10th Regional Support Group spent the entire day at Bob Hope Primary School on Kadena Air Base as part of a weeklong program designed to gain knowledge and appreciation for the value of education.

  • Soldiers contribute to joint task force to help relief efforts in Philippines

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than two weeks ago Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and left behind a path of destruction the region will not forget for a long time. The remnants of the super typhoon were staggering as an estimated 4,000 were killed and another 18,000 injured.

  • Presidential Proclamation--Thanksgiving Day

    Nov 26, 2013

    Thanksgiving Day is a time each year, dating back to our founding, when we lay aside the troubles and disagreements of the day and bow our heads in humble recognition of the providence bestowed upon our Nation.

  • Maj. Gen. Ridge assumes responsibility of Army's Initial Military Training

    Nov 26, 2013

    The Army organization that transforms civilian volunteers into Soldiers and junior leaders welcomed a new deputy commanding general Friday, Nov. 21, 2013. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command transferred responsibility of Initial Military Training from Maj. Gen. Bradley W. May to Maj. Gen. Ross E. Ridge in a ceremony at its headquarters in Fort Eustis, Va., which also signified a change of senior commanders at Army Element Fort Eustis.

  • Holston Hosts PM CAS

    Nov 25, 2013

    Col. Willie Coleman reviews projects at Holston AAP.

  • 2 weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

    Nov 25, 2013

    Army civilians have until Dec. 9, 2013, to decide whether or not to continue their health care plan and provider or switch.

  • Worldwide SASMO Defense Connect Online (DCO) | 09 January 2014 | 1300-1700

    Nov 25, 2013

  • Turkey Time: Cav troops prep for Thanksgiving

    Nov 30, -0001

    A day of turkey, cranberry sauce and getting stuffed pretty much sums up Thanksgiving for many soldiers and their families. But before the turkey coma can set in, an average family will typically prepare a turkey or ham, a few pounds of mashed potatoes, a dozen or more dinner rolls and a special delicacy the day or two before Thanksgiving.

  • Soldiers Update: Best Warrior

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Best Warrior Competition held at Fort Lee, VA names the Best Warrior NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • General presents son with Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course certificate

    Nov 27, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David Perkins, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth commanding general, congratulates his son, 2nd Lt. Chad Perkins, and presents him with his certificate during the Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-13 graduation held in the Engineer Regimental Room in the John B. Mahaffey Museum on Fort Leonard Wood Friday. Lt. Gen. Perkins served as the guest speaker for the graduation ceremony.

  • Natick Soldier becomes naturalized citizen

    Nov 26, 2013

    Growing up in Guinea, West Africa, was tough, said Spc. Michel Kamano, a human research volunteer with Headquarters Research Development Detachment.

  • Combat veteran enters battle to help families in turmoil

    Nov 25, 2013

    Recruiter works as court appointed advocate for abused and neglected children

  • AAOG Hosts Professional Development Forum

    Nov 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Army Air Operations Group hosted a professional development forum at the National Defense University, November 14, 2013.

  • Soldiers Compete in Best Warrior 2013

    Nov 30, -0001

    ℠2013 - Top Army candidates compete in mental and physical tests to be named "Best Warrior" during a competition at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Best Warrior Banquet

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler hosts the award ceremony for the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition. Highlights of the broadcast include introduction of the 24 Soldier and NCO of the Year competitors, comments from Chandler, former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston, and Vice Chief of the Staff of the Army, Gen. John Campbell. The broadcast concludes with announcement of this year's top competitors and presentation of awards.

  • Spc. Fromm Awards Banquet

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Fromm of Stevens Point Wis., competes in day two of the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition, and shares his thoughts on the days events. Available in High Definition.

  • Best Warrior 2013

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Mitch Fromm of Stevens Point Wis., a United States Army Reserve Soldier and Combat Engineer with the 428th Engineer Company out of Wausau Wis., talks about his participation the 2013 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition. Also available in high definition.

  • Cheif of Staff Raymond Odierno Soldier for Life PSA

    Nov 25, 2013

    Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno Soldier for Life PSA

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Erik Eaton

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. Erik Eaton representing the U.S. Army Medical Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • Infantry family service recognized

    Nov 26, 2013

    Army recruiter and his spouse recognized for their support to infantry

  • Cancer survivor finds home at U.S. Army Installation Management Command

    Nov 25, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- It took his life by storm, Staff Sgt. Miguel Leon said, without rain, hail or wind it swept him and his entire family out to sea -- adrift and fighting to stay alive. The tempest was called cancer. First rearing its head in February in the form of stage three testicular cancer, the disease spread aggressively forming 6-8 cm masses near his spinal cord and aorta. It pushed Leon to extreme limits of endurance, yet through it all, the 28-year-old's message continues to be one of hope.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Brian Hester

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Brian Hester representing the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Spc. Richard Thomas

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Richard Thomas representing the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • Army Surgeon General's Thanksgiving Safety Message

    Nov 25, 2013

    For many of us, Thanksgiving means turkey, pumpkin pie, and an endless day of football, but more importantly, it means gathering together with family, friends, and loved ones while giving thanks for what we have in our lives. In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, make time to focus on holiday travel plans and manage the many associated risks especially when traveling by privately owned vehicle.

  • FBI Washington Field Office lay wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Nov 25, 2013

    Assistant Director-in-Charge, Washington Field Office Federal Bureau of Investigation, Valerie Parlave, and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 20, 2013.

  • Team tracks recently launched ORSES satellite

    Nov 25, 2013

    SMDC's newest satellite ready for contact

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Rynolds

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. 1st Class Ronnie Rynolds representing the U.S. Army Medical Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory representing the Army Material Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Piero Lopez

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. Piero Lopez representing the U.S. Army National Guard as their Soldier Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Sgt. Lopez's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the day's events. (U.S. Army video by Sgt. Stephen J. Schmitz/Released). Also available in high definition.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Anthony Calvi

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Calvi representing the U.S. Army National Guard as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Sgt. Calvi's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the day's events. (U.S. Army video by Sgt. Stephen J. Schmitz/Released). Also available in high definition.

  • Quality Patient Services through Competent Staff

    Feb 2, 2014

    Medical staff service professionals ensure the accreditation of physicians and nurses and play an important role in our Nation's health care system. To ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare, the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Credentials Office administers rules and regulations, ensures accreditation compliance, and provides a wide range of support to practitioners here.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Staff Sgt. Colby Perotti

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Colby Perotti representing the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA. Staff Sgt. Coldby's interview is followed by realted b-roll footage of the days events. Also available in high definition

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Curtis Bittner

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. Curtis Bittner representing the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as their Soldier Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA., Sgt. Bittner's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the days events. Also available in high definition

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Staff Sgt. De Gosh Reed

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. De Gosh Reed representing the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as their Soldier Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA., Staff Sgt. Reed interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the days events. Also available in high definition

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Spc. Adam Christensen

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Spc. Curtis Bittner representing the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as their Soldier Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA., Spc. Christensen's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the days events. Also available in high definition

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. 1st Class Sergio Velazquez

    Nov 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sergio Velazquez representing the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as their NCO Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA., Sgt. 1st Class Velazquez's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the days events. Also available in high definition

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Sgt. Jacob Valderrama

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. Jacob Valderrama representing the U.S. Forces Command as their Soldier Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., 20 Nov. 2013. Sgt. Valderrama's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the day's events. (U.S. Army video by Sgt. Stephen J. Schmitz/Released). Also available in high definition.

  • 2013 Army Best Warrior - Spc. Cory Schmidt

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Spc. Cory Schmidt representing the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as their Soldier Candidate, gives an interview while participating in the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, VA., Spc. Schmidt's interview is followed by related b-roll footage of the days events. Also available in high definition

  • 2nd ABCT 3rd ID Observes Veterans Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    3rd Squadron 7th U.S. Cavalry (3-7 CAV), 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division observes Veterans Day in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Lieutenant Colonel Jason Kidder, Squadron Commander of 3-7 CAV is guest speaker, and participates in a wreath-laying ceremony with Richmond Hill city mayor E. Harold Fowler. Available in high definition.

  • Tips for safely preparing Thanksgiving day meals

    Nov 25, 2013

    When asking most people about Thanksgiving memories, the majority reflect on the holiday meal. It's a special time when families and friends gather and enjoy a big meal -- and the focus is on the turkey.

  • Four Soldiers compete for MDW career counselor of the year

    Nov 25, 2013

    By the finish of the fourth weekend of November, one Military District of Washington Soldier will realize he has been bestowed a special honor.

  • Marines, Soldiers gather for early Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2013

    The calendar may have read Nov. 16, but it sure looked (and tasted) like Thanksgiving at the Community Center on Joint Base-Myer Henderson Hall.

  • JBM-HH Exchanges feature holiday sales

    Nov 25, 2013

    On Nov. 29, shoppers will be out and about in the wee hours as many stores open extra early for "Black Friday." Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's exchanges are opening early for customers to cash-in on holiday sales.

  • Military youth of the year, son of USAREC NCO, receives congratulations from president

    Nov 25, 2013

    Son of Army NCO named Boys and Girls Club of America Military Youth of the Year congratulated by President Barack Obama

  • Commander's message: Give thanks this Thanksgiving, stay safe doing so

    Nov 25, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, wishes all community members of U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt a meaningful and safe Thanksgiving.

  • Post, state, local authorities 'respond' to emergency scenario

    Nov 25, 2013

    CLINTON, N.C. -- Accidents can happen at anytime without notice. No one knows when, where, or how, but it is up to first responders and rescue teams to ensure they are always ready to respond at a moment's notice.

  • Thanksgiving 2013

    Nov 25, 2013

    This season of thanks is especially poignant after our Army's safest year on record. Due to your hard work and commitment to safety, more Soldiers are enjoying time with Family and friends at Thanksgiving tables around the world. As you celebrate the holiday, we ask that you also reflect on the importance of this historic achievement. Each of you played a vital role in it, and working together, we will continue the tradition of professionalism and excellence.

  • Remain healthy by addressing risk factors for diabetes

    Nov 25, 2013

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and doctors throughout Europe Regional Medical Command are encouraging Servicemembers, Families and Civilians to be aware of how health choices can lead to this debilitating illness.

  • Home for the holidays

    Nov 25, 2013

    Released in 1987, the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" illustrates the extreme lengths people will go through to get home during the holiday season.

  • Area II Religious Retreat Center decommissioned with honor

    Nov 25, 2013

    The Religious Retreat Center, located 2.5 miles from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was decommissioned during a solemn ceremony, Nov. 21.

  • Deployed chaplain assistants complete stress training

    Nov 25, 2013

    Several deployed U.S. Army chaplain assistants participated in stress training at the personal security/ known threat stress shoot range at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2013, to sharpen their skills in providing security for chaplains.

  • APG event thanks veterans, survivors

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG hosted an event honoring service and sacrifice during the Veterans Day and Survivor Outreach Services ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) chapel Nov. 12.

  • SMART Girls group builds self-esteem

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Every Friday, girls from the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center learn about healthy attitudes and lifestyles through the SMART Girls program.

  • DPW observes America Recycles Day

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Because the federal governments recognizes recycling as an essential part of reducing the amount of waste the nation generates, the Army has embraced the practice as an important part of its core mission. With that in mind, the APG Garrison's Directorate of Public Works observed America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 by reigniting interest and participation with a new face on the installation-wide recycling program in the form of a newly-designed recycling slogan and logo.

  • Tis the Holiday Angel Tree season

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For members of Team APG who would like to make a difference to Soldiers and their Families this holiday season, Army Community Service, in partnership with the APG Garrison's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, is presenting the 2013 Angel Tree Program.

  • Letters to Santa returns to APG

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Letters to Santa service connecting children to that jolly old toymaker returns to Aberdeen Proving Ground Nov. 25 to Dec. 20. Letters can be dropped in the specially-marked mail box on the Frankford Street side of the Directorate of Emergency Services Bldg. 2200.

  • Military Families honored in November

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Military Family Appreciation Month is observed every November to recognize and honor Army families for their contributions and sacrifices. The Army recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of Army families directly contributes to the readiness of Soldiers and that Families are the force behind the force.

  • 4th CAB teaches self-defense class

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers and spouses punched, kneed and disarmed attackers, while improving their self-confidence, during a self-defense class at the Special Events Center, Nov. 7. The self-defense class was specifically held for females of 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, and was taught by Chap. (Maj.) Luis LopezColon, brigade chaplain, 4th CAB, 4th Infantry Division.

  • SDDC employees encouraged to become active bystanders

    Nov 25, 2013

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- In the fight against sexual harassment and sexual assault, hundreds of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command employees at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., attended a new, more interactive round of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training Nov. 14.

  • Soldiers from, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment return home

    Nov 26, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, were welcomed home from a deployment to Afghanistan by friends and family, in Vilseck, Germany, Nov. 23.

  • Ruck-of-thankfulness held to reflect and be generous

    Nov 25, 2013

    The 39th Signal Battalion unit ministry team hosted a ruck-of-thankfulness on November 18. The purpose of the spiritual fitness event was to encourage Soldiers to recognize what they are thankful for during the Holiday season. This was accomplished in several ways.

  • USAG Ansbach PWOC hosts German/American Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Protestant Women of the Chapel, or PWOC, at Storck Barracks hosted a special German/American Thanksgiving meal and program in an effort to strengthen the ties between Storck Barracks and the Illesheim local national community.

  • Arrowhead Brigade salutes veterans old and young at ceremonies across South Puget Sound

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, took part in Veterans Day ceremonies throughout South Puget Sound during the last week that included a wreath laying, several speaking events and culminated with Soldiers taking part in the City of Auburn's Veterans Day Parade Nov. 9.

  • 3-2 SBCT soldier recognized by Obama for valor

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Heidi Olson was recognized for distinguished service by President Barack Obama during a ceremony held at the White House, July 4, 2013, for her selfless actions in Afghanistan in the wake of an improvised explosive device attack in May 2012.

  • Area II Religious Retreat Center decommissioned with honor

    Nov 25, 2013

    The Religious Retreat Center, located 2.5 miles from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was decommissioned during a solemn ceremony, Nov. 21.

  • What it means to be an Afghan National Army NCO

    Nov 25, 2013

    Forward Operating Base Gamberi recently hosted a noncommisioned officer conference Nov. 20, 2013, to discuss all pertinent NCO matters affecting the 201st Afghan National Army Corps today.

  • The Gates of Afghanistan

    Nov 25, 2013

    Torkham, a town that sits on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, is arguably the economic waypoint for either country, and it is the duty of the Afghan Border Police and Afghan Customs Police to protect it.

  • Administrative leave authorized for Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages

    Nov 25, 2013

    As of a Nov. 7, 2013, Army directive, Soldiers seeking same-sex marriages are entitled, in some cases, to an amount of administrative leave in order to travel to a location where such marriages are legal.

  • 70th BSB sling-load training

    Nov 24, 2013

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a sling-load training Nov. 22, 2013 on Camp Mobile, South Korea. The training was to ensure that Soldiers are prepared for real world missions and transporting military equipment. The 210th Fires Brigade improves the unit's readiness to "Fight Tonight" to deter any aggression towards South Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Best Warrior winners credit success to family, command, hard work

    Nov 25, 2013

    The winners of the Army's 2013 Best Warrior Competition credit their success in the intense challenge to hard work and the support from their command and family.

  • Outside the Wire at FOB Torkham

    Nov 24, 2013

    A platoon of U.S. Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division did something on Nov. 18, 2013, that, for many U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, has become a rare occurrence: They went on patrol.

  • US, Australian cavalry units renew bond of friendship in Kandahar

    Nov 24, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- On the 21st day of August in 1974, two cavalry regiments from across the globe established a bond of friendship that would continue more than 39 years as the 56th Colonel of the U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Col. Charles P. Graham, visited with the Australian 2nd Cavalry Regiment, exchanged gifts with leadership and forged a relationship that would be reaffirmed at Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Gen. James Thurman's Retirement

    Nov 23, 2013

  • Flying lead; Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

    Nov 23, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2013) -- It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has moved to an increasingly train, advise and assist role after nearly a decade of combatting the enemies of Afghanistan, shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan forces. The ANSF have not only taken the lead on the ground, but are beginning to become more independent in the air as well.

  • The Best Medicine

    Nov 23, 2013

    2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division medics at Forward Operating Base Torkham train their Afghan Security Guard counterparts in how to save someone's life on the battlefield.

  • Christmas House opens for the season

    Dec 12, 2013

    Goodies offered by Santa Claus during the Fort Gordon Christmas House opening ceremony Nov. 22.

  • Army names 2013 Soldier, NCO of year

    Nov 25, 2013

    The 2013 Best Warrior Competition concluded Nov. 22, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va., with the announcement of the 2013 Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year winners.

  • Signal Support for Joint Disaster Training Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Six Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater) provided top notch communications support for the fourth iteration of Operation Pacific Response, a joint collaboration of more than 200 military and civilian personnel from across the globe and from all branches of the service, both Active and Reserve Components.

  • Raiders participate in Veterans Day assemblies

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, presented the colors and spoke to young students in support of four Lakewood, Wash., elementary school Veterans Day assemblies held across the Clover Park School District, Nov. 8.

  • MEDCOM CSM visits JBLM, talks Performance Triad

    Nov 30, -0001

    The highest ranking enlisted member of U.S. Army Medical Command visited soldiers at Joint Base-Lewis McChord, Nov. 18-19.

  • Santa's Castle enlists help of JBLM Stryker soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    A special delivery was made to Santa's Castle Nov. 18, and the deliverymen didn't even have to travel to the North Pole.

  • Thunderbolt soldier named I Corps Cook of the Year

    Nov 30, -0001

    "I'm not going to lie, I was nervous when I went in," said Spc. Curtis W. McFarland about his feelings before entering the I Corps Cook of the Year board.

  • Change your life with SMART goals!

    Nov 30, -0001

    As any sergeant major will say, no matter how good you are at something, there is always room for improvement. Maybe you want to earn the Army Physical Fitness Badge on your next PT test. Perhaps you want to maximize your promotion points to reach the ever-increasing cutoff scores in our shrinking Army, or earn a degree with Federal Tuition Assistance.

  • Lancers host observance to honor Native Americans

    Nov 30, -0001

    Native Americans have played a vital role in the shaping of the United States and its culture since the country's inception.

  • Third time's a charm for one Arrowhead Soldier

    Nov 30, -0001

    Many Soldiers who come into the Army are "one and done." That is, they do their initial tour-of-duty and get out. Some of these Soldiers reconsider that decision, though, and come back in citing a number of reasons. One such Arrowhead Soldier, Staff Sgt. Steven Siddall, a Los Angeles native, enlisted in the Army three times before he decided to stick around.

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