Archive: Nov 2013

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  • North Warren Regional High School students pay a visit to Picatinny to learn about STEM

    Nov 21, 2013

    During a visit to Picatinny Arsenal on Nov. 19, 17 students and three chaperones from North Warren Regional High School learned that science has a role to play, even for Soldiers eating field rations. In the photo, the students prepared their hot lunch of a U.S. Army Soldier rations, known as Meals Ready-to-Eat, using the MRE's chemical heating element.

  • From jubilation to sorrow - President Kennedy's celebration at Greers Ferry Dam followed by tragedy

    Nov 26, 2013

    Gasoline cost 30 cents, a loaf of bread was 20 cents, and the price of a gallon of milk was a little more than a dollar. It was 1963, and the residents of a small Arkansas town nestled at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains were eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the most important persons on earth. President John F. Kennedy was set to address the people of Heber Springs, Ark., and thousands of others who would converge on the small town to hear him speak at the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam October 3.

  • Just Another Landing

    Nov 19, 2013

    When you are downrange in an unmanned aircraft system platoon, everything gets repetitive. You launch your aircraft, fly your mission and land your aircraft several times every day. The platoon is usually isolated from the rest of your unit and everyone knows the rules of the flight line. It's when visitors arrive that problems arise.

  • Wounded Soldier Uses Adaptive Reconditioning to Assist Others As He Continues To Serve

    Nov 19, 2013

    Army Staff Sgt. Giovanni Pascascio and eleven other Soldiers will compete in the Third Annual Joint Services Warrior Care Month Sitting Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Office of Warrior Care Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Athletes will represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Special Operations Command and Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Spouses Air Assault

    Nov 22, 2013

    Spouses from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) attended a family orientation at the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., November 15, 2013.

  • Huntsville Center's Electronic Security System team helping Fort McCoy upgrade security measures

    Nov 20, 2013

    What started as a small project a few years ago quickly turned to more projects as Fort McCoy gained confidence that the Huntsville Center's ESS team could deliver for them.

  • Peer-to-peer PTSD awareness

    Nov 19, 2013

    Thousands of service members and civilians from the Joint Force Headquarters -- National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington and interagency partners gathered to hear motivational speaker and author Bob Delaney deliver a presentation about Post Traumatic Stress awareness and education in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer -- Henderson Hall, Nov. 13, 2013.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team Reintegration Week

    Nov 19, 2013

    2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a reintegration week Nov. 12-15 on Fort Drum. The week included Commando Olympics, brigade run and a ceremony. The intention of the events was to strengthen camaraderie and esprit de corps through the brigade after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • SMDC officer receives Purple Heart

    Nov 19, 2013

    Maj. William Starr honored for heroic actions during mission in Iraq

  • Provost Marshal General presents Civilian Service Awards to Mr. Hargitt and Ms. Brennan

    Nov 22, 2013

    Mr. John G. Hargitt and Ms. Katherine E. Brennan are presented civilian service awards by Provost Marshal General, Major General David E. Quantock, on 19 November, 2013.

  • CECOM's workforce--The Critical Link

    Nov 19, 2013

    In Korea, Soldiers are assigned for a one year tour, making an assignment there more like a deployment, which causes the Eighth U.S. Army to face a turnover of 600 to 700 Warfighters every month.

  • 2nd BCT deactivates BSTB, activates 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion

    Nov 19, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.-- Paratroopers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division's Special Troops Battalion marked the deactivation of the BSTB and the reactivation as the 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion during a ceremony at Stang Field, Nov. 15.

  • Dragoons give authority over Aizizullah to ANA partners

    Nov 19, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- As Afghan National Security Forces assume more control over their own security, they are taking responsibility of more forward operating bases and combat outposts through proper military operations.

  • 120th IN volunteers in Gatesville Intermediate's "Say No with Camo" Day

    Nov 19, 2013

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- Gatesville Intermediate School conducted a week long campaign to promote anti-bullying and anti-drug awareness during the last week of October.

  • U.S. Army Europe air defense Soldiers deploying to support NATO operation in Turkey

    Nov 19, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two Patriot missile batteries from U.S. Army Europe's 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command are deploying as part of the extension of a NATO operation providing missile defense support for Turkey.

  • Maintenance, evaluation go hand-in-hand during NIE 14.1

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 6-6 Cav out of Fort Drum, N.Y., travel to FOrt Bliss, Texas, to participate in NIE 14.1.

  • Soldiers help build 'Habitats for Humanity'

    Nov 19, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, helped build homes with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Nov. 16-17 in Antioch, Tenn.

  • USAASC announces October MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Nov 19, 2013

    A total of 26 candidates were selected for reclassification as a result of the 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board held October 21-22, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The purpose of the board is to ensure the best qualified NCOs from across the Army are selected for reclassification into military occupational specialty (MOS) 51C, an Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Contracting NCO, which is part of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce.

  • USAMMDA's Regulatory Operations Branch 'Goes Green'

    Nov 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Regulatory Operations branch continues to blaze the environmental sustainability trail at Detrick, saving money and time along the way.

  • Signal soldier learns new skills from engineers in Afghanistan

    Nov 19, 2013

    Spc. Chamroeun Siv, a signal support specialist for 760th Engineer Company, 489th Engineer Battalion, who hails from Roanoke, Va., admits he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.

  • 38th Parallel Healthcare Operational Training 2013

    Nov 19, 2013

    YONGSAN -- The 38th Parallel Healthcare Operational Training kicked off with opening remarks from the Commander, 65th Medical Brigade/MEDDAC-K, Col. Kelly A. Murray at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Yongsan, Korea, on 4 November.

  • All in the family: Soldiers follow in their family's military footsteps

    Nov 19, 2013

    November is Month of the Military Family. Soldiers and potential Soldiers alike dish on what it's like to keep up with family tradition.

  • Fond Patriot farewell

    Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Jason Rosenstrauch departs Afghanistan and 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. to follow the next mission the Army has in store for him. Rosenstrauch was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal for his hard work in keeping 4th BCT forged for war.

  • Germans, Americans remember war victims together

    Nov 19, 2013

    Delegates of the German Bundeswehr reservists, German veterans' associations and the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach assemble in front St. Johannis Church in downtown Ansbach, Germany, for the Volkstrauertag ceremony on Nov. 17, 2013

  • US Army Okinawa has a 'Spooktakular' time during the annual Halloween run

    Nov 30, -0001

    The soldiers of the 10th Regional Support Group, 78th Signal Battalion, US Army Garrison-Torii Station, and 247th Military Police held a fun run for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2013. Participants wore Halloween costumes, along with pink and purple in support of both breast cancer and domestic violence awareness.

  • Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team visit Torii Station

    Nov 30, -0001

    When soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan went to the gym Nov. 5 and 7, players from the Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team greeted them and worked out side by side with soldiers, family members and DA civilians working out in the gym.

  • 14 years in the making, the Special Olympics program on Okinawa is thriving!

    Nov 30, -0001

    On Nov. 2, 843 athletes, 1,200 visiting family members along with 1,400 American service member volunteers, 453 Japanese interpreters and 164 Japanese and American entertainers gathered at the Risner Sporting Complex in celebration of the 14th Annual Special Olympics Games.

  • BOSS gives back

    Nov 19, 2013

    Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers encourages Soldiers to enhance their quality of life through community involvement

  • Men in heels, women in boots walk to stop domestic violence

    Nov 19, 2013

    Men slipped into heels and women strapped into boots and walked the streets of Askren Manor Oct. 22 in a community event aimed at bringing to light the causes of family violence. Dubbed "Walk This Way," the event drew both Soldiers and civilians alike.

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

    Nov 19, 2013

    New Parent Support Program offers exploration opportunities for new military families

  • Bettering the community since 1983

    Nov 19, 2013

    AFAP gives community a chance to say what's working, what's not

  • Historical challenge to maintain production at 200-year-old arsenal

    Nov 21, 2013

    The shear scope of responsibility to maintain an Army-owned and -operated manufacturing center is unbelievably stressful and so, why would anyone want to face such a high workload every day? Some do and here is their story.

  • Advent, Christmas season in Germany makes memories for lifetime

    Nov 19, 2013

    Christmas markets in the Franconian region make the season special; check here for highlights and schedules of local markets as well as other markets with special flair.

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 5, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 19, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Working with ROK counterparts to strengthen defense

    Nov 19, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- While Soldiers are standing by for their missions, suddenly voices echo "fire mission!" inside the building. Soon, Soldiers are busy focusing on radios and sending out messages.

  • Operation Neukdae (Wolf) revisits fundamentals

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted Operation Neukdae or wolf, Nov. 4-7, at the Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii. The purpose of the training event was to introduce young soldiers to wire obstacles. Furthermore, this event aimed to remind the more experienced soldiers of what it means to be a Sapper, outside the parameters of route clearance.

  • Army space personnel recognized by at Pikes Peak MOAA community heroes night

    Nov 19, 2013

  • Rapid response team prepared to assist during disasters

    Nov 19, 2013

    Nations in the Pacific region deal with changing weather patterns on a yearly basis. Some of these changes will funnel in heavy rains, hurricanes, tsunamis, and typhoons -- along with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Judge Advocate teaches at UH-Manoa

    Nov 18, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The afternoon of Oct. 29 was not a typical afternoon for Maj. Nathan Jacobs, Judge Advocate for 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. The afternoon was spent downtown at the University of Hawaii -- Manoa, not in his office. Jacobs had been invited to be a guest lecturer for UH's Reserve Officer Training Corps.

  • Synchronizing the Force: Army AL&T magazine talks with Army G-8 about its role in R4D

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Retrograde, Reset, Redeployment, Redistribution and Disposal (R4D) mission in Afghanistan has a lot of moving parts. More than 750,000 major end items worth more than $36 billion are currently in Afghanistan, according to DOD estimates. This R4D effort is expected to cost some $5.7 billion and will require intricate planning, teamwork, creativity and innovation. The Army G-8 will be at the heart of it. Army AL&T magazine wanted to understand the G-8's overarching role in R4D better and sat down on July 25 with Mr. Donald Tison, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-8, and Col. Gregg Skibicki, chief, G-8 Force Development Operations and Integrations Division, to discuss the G-8 role in coordinating the reset aspect of the massive R4D effort.

  • Spartans dig into fundamentals, prove their mettle during armored gunnery

    Nov 30, -0001

    For a split second the earth literally vibrates and rises to meet the sky as the main gun of the M1A2SEP Abrams Tank fires thunderously loud, shaking all around it. Tank crews not currently firing continue to go about their business however, as the awesome firepower of the M1A2 is nothing new to them, they've been in gunnery for a few weeks now, and they need to be ready when its their turn to fire to make sure their tank's main gun is calibrated properly. The 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment "Desert Rogues", and the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment "Battle Boars", both of the 2nd Armored Combat Brigade "Spartans", 3rd Infantry Division, have been rotating through crew-level mounted gunnery Tables II-VI here at the ranges during the last month, and will continue to do so for weeks to come.

  • Fort Irwin Garrison receives new command sergeant major

    Nov 18, 2013

    Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison welcomed its new command sergeant major, Nov. 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria took the top non-commissioned officer post during a change of responsibility ceremony at the garrison headquarters.

  • Veterans honored for their service and sacrifice

    Nov 18, 2013

    Lt. Col. Christine Moser, U.S. Army Public Health Command, participated in a Veterans Day event at Margaret Kelleher Adult Day Care Center in Bel Air, Md.

  • Army civilian's cyber contributions honored by electronic warfare and information operations society

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Association of Old Crows honored a U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command computer engineer at the association's 50th International Symposium and Convention in Washington Oct. 30. Paul Robb Jr., with the RDECOM Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, received the AOC's Cyber Award for his contributions to the Army cyber community.

  • 94TH AAMDC HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a unit blood drive on Nov. 13 in the command's battery conference area.

  • Dr. Charles Stanley thanks soldiers at Fort Bragg for service

    Nov 20, 2013

    Rock stars, country singers, fighters, and big names in sports, and media celebrities, just to name a few, visit military installations worldwide to show their support to Soldiers and Families at a variety of venues.

  • 94TH AAMDC MOVES TO JBPHH IN 2014

    Nov 18, 2013

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command is slated to move to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam in FY2014.

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 18, 2013

    With the onset of the winter months, many shelters across the national capital region will see an increase in people who are looking for a place to go in order to escape the cold. Soldiers of The Old Guard teamed up to ensure that those who are less fortunate would also have a warm meal when they got there.

  • Operation Rising Star: FRG spirit leads Wolfhounds to talent contest wins

    Nov 18, 2013

    Buoyed by a pair of talented singers supported by a raucous cheering section, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, "Wolfhounds," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division swept the top two spots at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition, here, Oct. 24.

  • Retirees, family members must enable AKO email auto-forwarding by Dec. 31

    Nov 20, 2013

    Retirees and family members should activate the forwarding function in their Army Knowledge Online account profile before Dec. 31, 2013, when their email will no longer be accessible.

  • Soldiers help Cub Scouts pledge to be 'drug-free'

    Nov 18, 2013

    Cub Scout Pack 176, in partnership with the Schofield Barracks Provost Marshall's Office, celebrated Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, by participating in anti-drug discussions and activities, held both here and at school, to highlight the importance of being drug-free.

  • Veteran Amputee Team rumbles with Washington Redskins & NFL alumni

    Nov 19, 2013

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team beat a squad of seasoned NFL veterans and alumni Nov. 16, 2013, at Bishop O'Connell High School, as part of Warrior Care Month.

  • Army youth get sponsorship help

    Nov 18, 2013

    Military-connected students move from different school systems about three times more often than other students, which presents many unique challenges.

  • 4th CAB, USAF conduct electronic warfare training

    Nov 18, 2013

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE --The reading of beeps and wavy lines brought Soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and the Air Force Advanced Space Operations School together on Peterson Air Force Base, Oct. 31. "Iron Eagle" electronic warfare Soldiers conducted the first joint electronic warfare training with members of the Advanced Space Operations School at the Moorman Space Education and Training Center to get additional training on equipment and learn each other's procedures.

  • Soldiers converging on Fort Lee for Best Warrior Competition

    Nov 25, 2013

    Twenty-four elite warriors are reporting to Fort Lee, Va., for the Best Warrior Competition, three days of tough challenges, in which two winners -- the Soldier of the Year, and the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year -- will emerge.

  • Symphony offers military special

    Nov 18, 2013

    Active duty military personnel are able to purchase tickets to any fall 2013 Hawaii Symphony Orchestra concert, listed below, for $20. Seating offered is best available. Tickets must be purchased at the Blaisdell Box Office, available the week prior to the event. A current military ID must be presented at time of purchase. Two discounted tickets may be purchased for every one military ID.

  • Citizen Soldier aids civilians: Training pays off in building collapse

    Nov 21, 2013

    A New York Army National Guard soldier and police officer credits his military training for helping him save the victim of a building collapse in 2011. For his actions, Sgt. Martin Gonzalez was awarded the New York State Medal of Valor in a ceremony here on Nov. 17. Now a Fallsburg, N.Y. police officer, Gonzalez was working as police officer for the village of Liberty, N.Y. when the structure - a gas station under construction -- collapsed on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Schofield Main Exchange shows families appreciation

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Schofield Main Exchange, here, was full of fun and entertainment, Nov. 2, as children bounced around the block from activity to activity during a Military Family Appreciation Month Fair.

  • Army SHARP director visits Redstone Arsenal

    Nov 18, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians on the frontline of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program here heard firsthand about the Army program's latest initiatives.

  • Fort Carson honored at 2013 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Directorate of Public Works at Fort Carson received the 2013 Federal Energy Management Program Director's Award during a ceremony at the Department of Interior's Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, in Washington, D.C.

  • Falcon Batteries Earn Safety Award

    Nov 18, 2013

    After a year of no accidents or drunken-driving arrests, two batteries in the 82nd Airborne Division's Falcon Brigade were award the Brigade Safety Award.

  • Underwater honors: Divers unite 20 feet under in support of Veterans

    Nov 18, 2013

    Scuba divers from around Oahu came together on Veterans Day at a popular dive site to "fly" an American flag in the ocean to honor American veterans.

  • Zardecki secures highest DoD civilian employee award

    Nov 18, 2013

    A winner of this year's Defense Department's highest civilian employee award could be described as a product of evolution.

  • US Army Reserve-PR troops are back home

    Nov 18, 2013

    Aguadilla, PR- Approximately 40 soldiers from the 266th Ordnance Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, arrived to the island of Puerto Rico, Nov. 16, after being deployed to Kuwait for nine months.

  • Combat Camera gets tactical

    Nov 20, 2013

  • Military District of Washington's Best Warriors Compete!

    Nov 18, 2013

    This year the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Best Warrior Competitors are Specialist Michael Sands and Sergeant Robert Keifer from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • Local community honors veterans

    Nov 18, 2013

    Heroes Week honors wounded service members at numerous events throughout the Huntsville community.

  • The Desert Rogue in the Arena

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Desert Rogues' Commander's Cup program is a competition established by the Rouge's commander that consists of many events held throughout the year which all the companies within the battalion compete in. As time goes on the points each company does or does not earn are tallied up, and at the end of the term the company with the most points will receive the coveted "Commander's Cup". Kuester started the Rogues' Commander's Cup Program less than a week into the start of his command, with a push-up contest conducted during his in-briefing to the battalion, Feb. 26, 2013.

  • Menist assumes command of U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza

    Nov 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza changed leadership Nov. 15 as Col. Robert L. Menist Jr., assumed the role of commander.

  • Surgeon's office imparts life-saving techniques in Burkina Faso

    Nov 18, 2013

    Helping Africans solve African problems is one of U.S. Army Africa's primary priorities. In support of this, USARAF Surgeon's Directorate just completed the second of eight Tactical Combat Casualty Care training events in Burkina Faso with the Burkinabe Gendarmerie to minimize the amount of preventable deaths they might encounter during battle. The six remaining training events are scheduled to take place now through August 2014 in different countries throughout the African continent.

  • Specialized aviation maintainers repair helicopter's electrical system in painstaking project

    Nov 18, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Nov. 18, 2013) -- In any aviation battalion, Delta Company is the go-to unit for keeping aircraft in the fight. With platoons of specialized shops such as: power frame, engines, avionics, hydraulics, and sheet metal, Delta Company's mission is to repair the battalion's aircraft as quickly as possible allowing the unit to continue its aviation mission. The maintenance its members perform can either be routine or as a result of damage.

  • Best Warrior Competition spotlight graphic

    Nov 18, 2013

    Best Warrior Competition spotlight graphic

  • Army strives to be tight-knit group

    Nov 30, -0001

    "Sexual harassment and sexual assaults do happen," said Sgt. 1st Class Sharoder Bonhomme, sexual harassment and assault response and prevention representative with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot. "This year alone, in 2013, the Army has dealt with over 500 cases."

  • U.S. Army Europe CG relays strategic priorities

    Nov 18, 2013

    Forces in Europe play a vital role in mission success

  • VHS students learn about cybersecurity

    Nov 18, 2013

    44th ESB officer briefs students on computer industry

  • 1-43 ADA Battalion "Best Cobra Competition

    Nov 18, 2013

    1-43 ADA battalion conducts their Best Cobra Competition

  • Patriot Missile Re-Load Competition

    Nov 18, 2013

    SOUTHWEST ASIA- The best of the best from Bravo Battery, 1-62 Air Defense Artillery Battalion known as the "Bonecrushers" were invited out for a friendly reload competition with their host nation counterparts last October.

  • BOSS Soldiers help German children with English

    Nov 18, 2013

    "This is the music room," explained young Emilian Lindemann in his best English to the American guests. The second-grader and his classmates at Göttschied Elementary School were showing three U.S. Soldiers their school.

  • Holiday donations needed for orphanage in Hungary

    Nov 18, 2013

    A community member is collecting donations for a Hungarian orphanage

  • 1-43 Air Defense Artillery Battlion, "Heroes Helping Heroes Run"

    Nov 18, 2013

    SOUTHWEST ASIA- Last October service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines came together for a 5K run to help raise funds and awareness for Heart Heroes Inc. The event sponsored by "Team Hyperion" of the 1-43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion raised over $2,700.00 dollars for the Heart Heroes organization which provides "superhero" capes for children being treated for congenital heart defects.

  • 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Deploys

    Nov 18, 2013

    In September Soldiers and Officers of the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Headquarters deployed to execute a crucial mission within the United States Central Command Area of Responsibility.

  • 12 Thunder Brigade Soldiers graduate from WLC

    Nov 18, 2013

    CAMP JACKSON, South Korea -- Twelve Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division graduated from the Eighth Army Wightman Noncommissioned Officer Academy Warrior Leaders Course Nov. 15, 2013, at Camp Jackson, South Korea. The training focused on improving proficiency and enhancing their leadership development as they strive to become future leaders. Six of the 12 Soldiers, from 210th Fires Brigade, who attend the course made the Commandant's List. The Commandant's List is a leadership award that is earned by finishing with a grade point average that ranked in the top 10 percent of the class. "Behind every great Soldier stands a great NCO," said Col. Michael Lawson, commander of 210th Fires Brigade. The following Soldiers made the Commandant's List Spc. Ren A. Alexius, who is assigned to B Battery, 6th Battalion 37 Field Artillery Regiment Spc. Elijah J. Clay, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Sgt. Alexander J. McHenry, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Cpl. Eric S. Ortega, who is assigned to 579th Signal Company, 70th Brigade Support Battion Cpl. Sohn Hyun-sik, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery Spc. Tiffany Dobson, who is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (U.S. Army photos by Capt. Kelly E. McKenzie, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Eighth Army, Third ROK Army hold alliance festival

    Nov 18, 2013

    U.S. and South Korean Army leaders gathered for an alliance festival at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, on the future headquarters post for American military forces in Korea, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Equal Opportunity program builds dignity and respect

    Nov 18, 2013

    "The Army is such a tight group, treating people with dignity and respect means a lot," said Lt. Col. Michael Acord, deputy commanding officer, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot. "We have to treat one another in a manner that's consistent with how we want to be treated."

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Paladin hybridizes for future fleet

    Nov 18, 2013

    The Fires Center of Excellence Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate at Fort Sill, Okla., is celebrating a major victory after the Paladin Integrated Management program received Milestone C approval within the Defense Acquisition System.

  • National Guard, ROTC Cadets partner for security cooperation missions

    Apr 30, 2014

    In the early 1990s, as the old Soviet Union was in its final stages of collapse, the United States saw an opportunity to promote peace, minimize regional instability and encourage democracy in the region with what would later be called the State Partnership Program.

  • German, Italian WWII POWs buried at Fort Gordon remembered

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Gordon officials and members of the Central Savannah River Area community gathered Sunday to place wreaths at the graves of 21 German soldiers and one Italian soldier who died inside prisoner of war camps in Georgia and South Carolina during World War II.

  • Building a strong Alliance while making kimchi

    Nov 18, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and citizens of Dongducheon worked side-by-side to make kimchi at the Annual Kimchi Charity Event Nov. 15, 2013 at the DDC Citizens Center in Dongducheon, South Korea. The event is a demonstration of 210th Fires Bde.'s commitment to strengthening the U.S.-ROK Alliance through community involvement. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/ Released). To download these high-quality photos and others, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Fires Brigade Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157637789475085/

  • Flying 7,000 miles to run 10 miles

    Oct 20, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Approximately 35 thousand people from around the world arrived in Washington D.C., in late October to take part in one of the largest Army races. In the end, a team from the 2nd Infantry Division was among the top competitors.

  • Chief of Army Reserve speaks at Hiring Our Heroes Awards Dinner

    Nov 17, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, Chief of Army Reserve, delivers remarks during opening ceremonies of the 3rd Annual Lee Anderson Hiring our Heroes Awards Dinner held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC held Novermber 12, 2013. Talley thanked employers for their support of Citizen Soldiers and their family members and stated Army Reserve Soldiers are better prepared to serve their nation when they have stable employment that supports their military service.

  • Vehicle transfers now much faster

    Nov 17, 2013

    Col. John M. Scott, Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I and Dongducheon City Mayor Oh Sea-chang, sign a memorandum of agreement for vehicle registration between Dongducheon and the garrison at city hall Oct. 31.

  • Commander of U.S. Army Reserve visits USO Warrior Center in Landstuhl, Germany

    Nov 17, 2013

  • McHugh touts importance of Army ammunition ocean terminals

    Nov 18, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (Calif.) to assess the facility's requirements and capabilities for the safe and secure delivery of munitions to and from the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • 7th Civil Support Command Consequence Management Capabilities Demonstration

    Nov 17, 2013

    Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, commander, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force; and Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command joined Brig. Gen. Paul Benenati, commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command (CSC), for a demonstration of the commands foreign consequence management capabilities in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Army Reserve Soldiers serving with the 7th CSC are capable of providing assistance to a requesting Host Nation, upon request by the Department of State, to mitigate the effects of a deliberate or inadvertent chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack or event, and to restore essential operations and services.

  • Learning history, culture through special observances

    Nov 17, 2013

    Native American observance month spreads knowledge

  • Army strives to be tight-knit group

    Nov 17, 2013

    "Sexual harassment and sexual assaults do happen," said Sgt. 1st Class Sharoder Bonhomme, sexual harassment and assault response and prevention representative with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot. "This year alone, in 2013, the Army has dealt with over 500 cases."

  • Masters of resilience strengthen Korea

    Nov 17, 2013

    Resilience took center stage for over 90 Soldiers, civilians and family members from around the Korean peninsula as they completed the Master Resilience Training course in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 4-15. The 10-day MRT course is the foundation for training resilience skills and serves as one of the pillars of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Commander, 10th Mountain Division, recognizes Patriots

    Nov 17, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, 10th Mountain Division, visits Forward Operating Base Gamberi, and recognizes outstanding Patriot brigade Soldiers for their hard work during Operation Enduring Freedom.

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