Archive: Dec 2013

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  • Missed appointments and late cancellations - what patients don't know can hurt others

    Dec 9, 2013

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center averages over 4,600 missed appointments per month or late appointments that were not cancelled or rescheduled and missed appointments result in wasted financial and staff resources as well as a missed opportunity to provide care to other patients.

  • Army network stays connected even when 'jumping the TOC'

    Jan 7, 2014

    Current technologies such as Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the Army's mobile tactical communications network backbone, and emerging solutions like the Mobile integrated Command Post -- a vehicle that efficiently provides networking equipment and power to support a command post -- are enhancing a commander's ability to lead from anywhere on the battlefield.

  • Soldiers to get expedited airport security screenings

    Dec 11, 2013

    Beginning Dec. 20, 2013, Soldiers will be eligible for expedited pre-flight screening at airports, meaning they'll be able to get into the express line where they don't need to remove their shoes and belts or take laptops out of their baggage.

  • One brigade, one big mission

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 15th Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters", 1st Armored Division, from Fort Bliss, Texas, cased its colors during a transfer of authority ceremony held on Dec. 4, 2013, as they handed the reins to the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • ANA use modern battlefield logistics to supply their force

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Afghan National Army (ANA) acquisitioned small arms ammunition from Coalition partners in the later part of August in Parwan province, Afghanistan. The transfer of ammunition was in response to a shortage in the southern regions of the country.

  • 'Operation Holiday Blessing' provides holiday joy for Honduran orphans

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than 300 Honduran orphans were treated to a day of activities, treats, gifts, and holiday joy during Joint Task Force-Bravo's "Operation Holiday Blessing," Dec. 6.

  • Storck Barracks is 'Bright'ened with holiday tree lights, visit from Santa Claus

    Dec 10, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Storck Barracks Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Corps of Engineers promotes long-term dam safety by identifying problems, engineering solutions

    Dec 9, 2013

    One of the most important missions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers carries out is reducing the risk of flooding. The Summersville Dam in West Virginia, the second largest earthen dam east of the Mississippi River, is designed to do just. During the most recent comprehensive inspection, which occurs once every 10 years, engineers discovered a problem; last month they engineered a solution.

  • Barkley Unit 1 generator back in operation after major repairs

    Dec 9, 2013

    KUTTAWA, Ky., (Dec. 6, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District's Barkley Hydropower Plant Unit 1 here is back in operation after a phase-to-ground fault caused a fire that damaged the 32.5 Megawatt generator stator windings in Dec. 19, 2010.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates Native American heritage, history in November

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated November as Native American History Month Nov. 25 at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • Photos: Aviators keep USAREUR flying

    Dec 9, 2013

    Dedication to proper maintenance and attention to the smallest details are critical to the safety of the crew.

  • Ethiopia marathon offers DoD civilian opportunities

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Anne Delp has been pounding the pavement for more than 25 years, rain or shine. An avid runner, she competes in at least half a dozen races a year all over the world. Recently, she and her family traveled to Ethiopia to run in the first-ever Haile Gebrselassie Marathon and Half-Marathon. Gebrselassie, is a famous Olympian long-distance runner from Ethiopia. Delp won the half marathon in the international women's division. Daughters Lilly, 7, Reese, 9, rant the five kilometer race.

  • German, U.S. military police share ideas

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Capt. Daniel McCarey is posted to Germany, yet rarely sees fellow American Soldiers. McCarey, a U.S. exchange officer at the German Armed Forces' military police command in Hannover, Germany, recently brought 27 German military police troops to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, where they met with U.S. military police, criminal investigators and detention specialists. The three-day visit served as an efficient way for allies to interact and learn from each other.

  • Camp Arifjan servicemembers run for a charitable cause

    Dec 9, 2013

    Two-hundred and eleven runners gathered in the early morning hours to discuss the race to come. One runner revealed, at age 40, that this was his first marathon. Other devoted runners discussed time goals. One Soldier had decided to walk the marathon in his combat boots and a pack on his back, while carrying a dummy rifle. All were about to participate in a run for a worthy cause.

  • Three physical therapists graduate doctoral program

    Dec 9, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 9, 2013) - Keller Army Community Hospital graduated three physical therapists from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Program during a Dec. 4 ceremony at the United States Military Academy's Haig Room in the Jefferson Library.

  • German citizens visit with American neighbors

    Dec 9, 2013

    Some of the senior retirees of Freihung, Germany spent their bi-weekly trip touring a new and exciting place -- with crew served weapons, and logistical support designed to survive a warzone.

  • Rucksack to rotor blades; Career change brings former infantry NCO back to Afghanistan as Army pilot

    Dec 9, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan (Nov. 26, 2013) -- U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Young dreamed of being a police officer as a child. To reach that goal, after graduating high school, he enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army with the intention of gaining experience to prepare him for law enforcement.

  • Coming soon: Practical parenting tips for families

    Dec 9, 2013

    USAG Bavaria chosen for parenting pilot program

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Happy Holidays!

    Dec 9, 2013

    CG encourages the community to consider the less fortunate

  • National Guard Soldiers teach leadership

    Dec 26, 2013

    More than 200 students from Kawananakoa Middle School learned about leadership, teamwork and trust the same way Soldiers do during a recent trip, here, when two separate groups of eighth-grade students participated in the Leadership Reaction Course, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 14-15, 2013.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • Army ROTC Cadets at UT, Austin, participate in innovative SHARP training

    Dec 9, 2013

    Like many students at the University of Texas, Austin, Army ROTC Cadets dressed up for Halloween. However, their destination was not an on-campus party but for an alternative way to learn about a topic that is serious to the Army.

  • 2ID holds annual division training exercise

    Dec 8, 2013

    CAMP MOBILE, Korea -- The 2nd Infantry Division is conducting its annual WARPATH III exercise Dec. 7-15.

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    Mar 17, 2014

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  • One 2 CR family's journey through their first deployment

    Dec 8, 2013

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- For Spc. James Dingle, a fire direction controller assigned to Fires Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, it's all about duty and family. After getting through this, his first deployment to Afghanistan, it's the latter that he is now focused on.

  • A prayer breakfast with character

    Dec 8, 2013

    "We've been deployed for about three to four months, so we're in that middle mark," said Bartlebaugh. "We have Christmas coming up and I felt like we needed to do something different that would take us from the daily grind but allow us to focus on something that would help us complete our mission."

  • Delaware OCS produces 56th batch of 'homegrown' lieutenants

    Nov 30, -0001

    Ten soldiers with Class 56 of the Delaware Army National Guard's Officer Candidate School graduated from the 18-month course during a ceremony at the Bethany Beach Training Site, Nov. 2, 2013.

  • Greatest Generation gets WWII memorial in Delaware

    Nov 30, -0001

    Surrounded by friends, family and supporters, dozens of World War II veterans witnessed the unveiling of a state-sponsored WWII memorial during a ceremony here, Nov. 9, 2013.

  • Greatest Generation gets WWII memorial in Delaware

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Navy veteran Ruth Harden sings as "Anchors Aweigh" is played during the dedication ceremony of the World War II memorial at Legislative Hall in Dover, Del., Nov. 9, 2013. Harden is a veteran of the U.S. Navy's WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and a current commissioner with the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie/Released)

  • Greatest Generation gets WWII memorial in Delaware

    Nov 30, -0001

    From left, U.S. Rep. John Carney, Sen. Tom Carper, former State Rep. Jerry Unruh, Army Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala and Sen. Chris Coons appear together after the dedication ceremony of a World War II memorial at Legislative Hall in Dover, Del., Nov. 9, 2013. Unruh is a former paratrooper and combat engineer who served with the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII. Vavala is the adjutant general of the Delaware National Guard. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie/Released)

  • Chief of ordnance shares insight about Army of 2020

    Dec 13, 2013

    Col. Jack Haley, commandant for the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., visited Fort Gordon to share his insight about where the Ordnance Corps is headed for the Army of 2020.

  • Sugar Bears give Spartans a lift

    Dec 6, 2013

    Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, exited a CH-47 Chinook helicopter and descended to the ground Dec. 4, 2013 at the Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 4-25th partnered with the "Sugar Bears," Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment from Fort Wainwright, Alaska for the day's mission, which demonstrated the Spartan Brigade's forced entry capabilities.

  • Garrison recognizes stellar employees

    Dec 6, 2013

    More than 60 distinguished employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during the Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Hale Kula Elementary to mark 'Hour of Code'

    Dec 6, 2013

    A commitment towards introducing computer programming to students has garnered a financial award for Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Area educators, Army gather to recognize achievements

    Dec 6, 2013

    How do you show your appreciation to the Army for its contributions to the public schools in the Leilehua Complex?

  • Notice to mariners - Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel

    Dec 9, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Mariners are advised to be aware of an increase in waterborne hazards in the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel, as a result of maintenance dredging work scheduled to begin this month and continue through October 2014.

  • CSM James Wills 2013 holiday message

    Dec 7, 2013

    It's been a busy 2013 and the year has flown by all too fast. As a command, we have done some great things in terms of mission, mission command, Soldier readiness, and working to transform the command into an even greater organization ready and relevant to support the needs of the Army. As a member of this command, you should give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for your hard work and commitment.

  • USAG-HI, IPC continue building 'Best Places' to live

    Dec 6, 2013

    Four thousand ninety-seven, and counting. This is the number of military families now living in a newly constructed Island Palm Communities (IPC) home at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, with an additional 2,200 families living in a renovated home.

  • Lakeside Café opens for business

    Dec 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command and the Security Assistance Command marked the opening of Lakeside Café with a ribbon cutting Friday, Dec. 6.

  • Coming full circle, Dallas remembers JFK

    Nov 30, -0001

    A half century came full circle on Nov. 22 when the city of Dallas held a ceremony at Dealey Plaza marking the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Employees bring Christmas magic to area children for 20 years

    Dec 6, 2013

    For the past 20 years, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District employees have brought a little Christmas spirit and made dreams come true for almost 3,000 children in the greater Baltimore area.

  • Combat vet in desperate search for gift of life

    Dec 6, 2013

    Soldiers are fighters trained to undertake difficult tasks and beat the odds. Some seem to have an innate store of composure, toughness and pride in themselves and their duty. That strength allows them to go the distance no matter the challenges. Retired Staff Sgt. Aretha H. Owens is such a Soldier. Fighting through three tours of duty in Iraq, she made it home to her husband (John) and children (Brianna, 15 and Jonathan, 7) only to find out that she had yet to fight the biggest battle of her life. That struggle -- the fact that she has lost the use of both kidneys --has defined her existence since returning from her last deployment.

  • Monterey visionary Fred Meurer retiring, city leader worked closely with military

    Dec 6, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It could be argued that Fred Meurer has done more for the military in Monterey than anyone over the last 32 years. He's helped the community deal with Fort Ord closing, helped prevent the closures of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Naval Postgraduate School (multiple times), developed a business model that saved the city of Monterey and the Army millions of dollars on maintenance, and been the voice of reason amidst fiscal crises and other emergencies.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness trainers bring performance insight to FORSCOM and USARC

    Dec 6, 2013

    Over the next several months, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command staff members will participate in the same performance enhancement training seminars that are being held across the U.S. Army's combat formations.

  • Knox youth gain resilience

    Dec 6, 2013

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program has been adapted for use with high school students in a pilot program at Fort Knox. The school leadership, in conjunction with the CSF2 training center here, felt the program which has proved beneficial to students on sports team would be an asset to students and staff alike. In addition, the common language and culture of resilience that is growing among the military can be reinforced with all family members developing resilience together.

  • War College professor talks Millennials, future of Army leadership

    Dec 9, 2013

    An Army research professor lectured engineers on the link between generational differences and the Army's readiness to develop leaders in accordance with the Army core doctrine of Mission Command Dec. 3 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW 2013 Holiday Safety Message and Staffing Guidance

    Dec 9, 2013

    This holiday season is a time for rejoicing and it is only fitting that we culminate the year with good wishes for everyone.

  • Soldiers experience Gettysburg Campaign

    Dec 6, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE DIX LAKEHURST, N.J. - Soldiers assigned to the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division East participated in a staff ride to Gettysburg National Park on Nov. 26, 2013. The visit wrapped up a month of research and training on the Gettysburg Campaign.

  • Four Army communication nanosatellites deployed

    Dec 6, 2013

    Atlas 5 launched into orbit from Vandenberg AFB

  • This week in history…Army Engineers fought and lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Dec 6, 2013

    Seven December 1941 was the opening scene of World War II, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was there. At 7:55 a.m., two waves of Japanese warplanes from a naval task force about 250 miles north of Hawaii appeared over Oahu. Some headed for American warships at Pearl Harbor and the planes on the ground at nearby Hickam Field; others hit Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Field, and Bellows Field. The Corps of Engineers in Hawaii consisted of Soldier-engineers in the Army's Hawaiian Department, and the Corps' Honolulu Engineer District, then part of the South Pacific Division.

  • Old Guard officer's passion for shooting nets an award

    Dec 6, 2013

    Capt. Michael Marano, ceremonies and special events officer for the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) has enjoyed the sport of skeet shooting since early in his college career.

  • Huntsville Center conducts Annual Ethics Training

    Dec 6, 2013

  • Soldiers create gingerbread house of U.S. Capitol in exquisite detail

    Dec 9, 2013

    Boosting spirits and bringing holiday cheer, a gingerbread house of the U.S. Capitol greets Army leaders at the Army Executive Dining Facility at the Pentagon.

  • NFL, Chiefs tutor football moms

    Dec 7, 2013

    The National Football League and the Kansas City Chiefs welcomed more than 200 women for a mother-oriented football safety clinic Dec. 3 at the University of Kansas Medical Center Training Complex. Among those in attendance were military football moms from Fort Riley, Fort Leavenworth and Whitman Air Force Base, Mo.

  • NSSC This Week -- Top 10 R&D Stories of 2013

    Dec 6, 2013

  • Pearl Harbor survivor: 'I saw it, I lived it, I survived'

    Dec 6, 2013

    For 17-year-old Houston native Jack Jones, an assignment with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, seemed ideal. "It was absolutely beautiful," said Jones, 89, who now lives in DeRidder, Louisiana. "If you were going to be assigned to a foreign port -- remember, Hawaii wasn't a state yet -- Pearl Harbor was great. The island was wonderful, the beaches amazing and the women fantastic." The time was the fall of 1941 and Jones was stationed on the battleship USS Tennessee.

  • Gen. Allyn speaks at North Carolina USMA alumni society

    Dec 6, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, FORSCOM commanding general, speaks at the West Point Society of the Piedmont - North Carolina luncheon in Greensboro, N.C.

  • Business and military interests discussed

    Dec 6, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington provided the keynote address during the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council (MAC) meeting, Nov. 25, 2013.

  • Army Fife and Drum Corps, Drill Team bring holiday cheer to children's hospital

    Dec 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and U.S. Army Drill Team visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4 to bring some holiday cheer to kids that may be stuck in the hospital over the holiday season.

  • New first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined "Individual First Aid Kit II" as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Fort Leonard Wood commander visits Missouri State University

    Dec 6, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, visited Missouri State University and met with about 50 ROTC cadets and military science students, as well as MSU President Clif Smart.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers bobsledding for Olympic berths

    Jan 24, 2014

    Several Soldiers are competing for bobsled berths on Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They are competing this weekend in an International Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup event at Park City Utah.

  • Operation RED DAWN nets Saddam Hussein

    Dec 6, 2013

    Ten years ago this week, the US Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located and captured is an intelligence success story. In an effort to highlight the intelligence aspects of this milestone event, the Intelligence Center of Excellence History Office has developed a five-minute video case study entitled: "The Capture of Saddam Hussein: Human Intelligence Out Front." The video can be accessed from the History Office located inside the MI Library on Fort Huachuca. The script of that video is excerpted here.

  • Heading underground: Hikers enjoy unique volksmarch experience in former East German mine

    Dec 9, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After hiking through the mine for an hour or so, we half expected to see a hobbit or a dwarf ahead of us in the dimly lit passage. As the murmur of fellow marchers faded into the distance, the only illumination was the glowing orange salt rock in the walls and stones on either side, snared by the beams of headlamps and flashlights.

  • Military hospitality suite at local airport gets facelift

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Gordon, Ga., military officials and community leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon Nov. 25 at the grand reopening of the Augusta Regional Airport Military Hospitality Suite. It was initially opened at the airport in 2008.

  • Indian Army Chief of Staff Visits with United States Army Chief of Staff

    Dec 6, 2013

  • The process of listening

    Dec 6, 2013

    Listening to the concerns of military members and their families and taking action to assist with those concerns is a process described in detail during the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Military District of Washington's Family Readiness Executive Board meeting at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Fort Huachuca community members share meals of thanks

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In the spirit of the holiday, the Fort Huachuca Thunderbird Dining Facility provided the annual Thanksgiving meal to the post Soldiers and civilians the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.

  • Fort makes changes to child supervision policy

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Due to parental concerns about supervision of youth on post, Fort Huachuca officials released changes to Policy 14-048, Supervision of Minor Children on Fort Huachuca, Oct. 30, to ensure protection and safety of the children.

  • Lessons Learned team provides support through observations, insights, lessons

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Within the Army, one organization focuses on 'change' at its primary mission, whether it's a military intelligence professional or the operation of a unit -- the Center for Army Lessons Learned, or CALL. While CALL is located at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, fields a Lessons Learned, or LL Team to serve as the Military Intelligence proponent supporting CALL's efforts. The USAICoE Team is a USAICoE, not a CALL, asset.

  • 3rd CAB Supports Mayor's Christmas Motorcade

    Dec 6, 2013

    Soldiers with 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade provided a color guard and formation of Soldiers for the annual Mayor's Christmas Motorcade Dec. 4. The Soldiers led the procession down Eisenhower Drive to the Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

  • 62nd Army Band to present holiday concert

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 62nd Army Band is ready to rock and roll and will spread the holiday spirit next week. The band will host its annual holiday concert Wednesday at Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, at 7 p.m. The concert's theme is "Holiday Music through the Ages." Staff Sgt. Ron Hinkle, 62nd Army Band, explained the music will be performed chronologically from World War II up through present day.

  • Garrison commander addresses animal adoption concerns

    Dec 6, 2013

    To our community, Over the last several months, the U.S. Army Garrison, or USAG, published our intent to adopt-out five horses and a donkey from the Buffalo Corral Riding Stables. For various health reasons, if not adopted, these animals may be euthanized.

  • ATEC commanding general visits EPG, tours facility

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S Army Test and Evaluation Command commanding general, Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, met with Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Col. Raymond Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, for an overview and tour of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground here at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 25.

  • Regionally alligned forces graphic

    Dec 6, 2013

  • USAG Ansbach Americans share Thanksgiving tradition with host-nation partners

    Dec 6, 2013

    The Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach German-American Friendship Club gathered members of the USAG Ansbach military community with their host-nation partners of all ages to celebrate and share the American tradition of Thanksgiving at the off-post Rezatstuben restaurant here Dec. 3.

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers at FOB Torkham conduct patrol outside the wire

    Dec 6, 2013

    "Patriot" Soldiers with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, left Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, for a dismounted patrol, Nov. 18, 2013, that took them over some mountains to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint a couple kilometers away near the village of Goloco.

  • Brig. Gen. William E. Cole

    Feb 19, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Cole became the RDECOM deputy commanding general and Natick Soldier Systems Center senior commander Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Qualified Recycling Program educates, enables

    Dec 18, 2013

    Rob Anderson donned his gloves, boots and goggles before literally jumping into his work. He was going dumpster diving. As Fort Campbell's new Qualified Recycle Program manager, Anderson dedicates several hours of his work week to hands-on inspections of dumpsters across post in search of improperly disposed materials and equipment. "On a daily basis I will go out and randomly select three to four trash containers to sample," he said in an email. "A 'dumpster dive' is exactly what it sounds like -- getting up close and personal with the 'trash.'"

  • Farewell brothers

    Dec 18, 2013

    "Within Easy Company they had made the best friends they had ever had, or would ever have. They were prepared to die for each other; more important, they were prepared to kill for each other." -- Stephen E. Ambrose, "Band of Brothers" On the training grounds of Camp Toccoa, Ga., they learned the skills necessary to parachute into hostile territory. Under the rallying cry of "Three miles up, three miles down," they fortified their endurance by running up and down the slopes of Currahee Mountain. Guided by the command of Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters, they headed into the mouth of the lion that was World War II, enduring such treacherous missions as Operation Overlord and the Battle of the Bulge. The Nation had made them Soldiers; their experiences in the heat of relentless battle made them a Band of Brothers. The exploits of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, are among the most recognized and revered in the annals of U.S. Army history. The Soldiers' tales became notably immortalized in the best-selling novel by Stephen E. Ambrose that would become a popular HBO miniseries. Beyond the screen and off the printed pages, however, exist the flesh-and-blood heroes for whom the experiences are more than an entertaining story. Very recently, the Nation bid a fond farewell to two of them. Corporal Earl "One Lung" McClung passed away Nov. 24, and Pfc. Edward J. "Babe" Heffron died Dec. 1. Both men were 90 years old.

  • Christmas trees, carols brighten festival

    Dec 12, 2013

  • Santa's Workshop brightens holidays for Dragon Families

    Dec 11, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Elves have transformed the former Fort Hood Tax Center into Santa's Workshop, where military Families are greeted with snacks, hot beverages and a giving spirit. For 15 years, Santa's Workshop has provided Christmas gifts to Fort Hood Families, and Soldiers. This year Soldiers of 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division shopped for their little ones during a visit Dec. 5.

  • USO of Illinois Carolers

    Dec 6, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. (Dec. 5, 2013) - PHOTO: Typhanie Coller and Wes Chiosz, carolers involved with the Spirit of the USO program, sing Christmas carols at the Rock Island Arsenal, tree lighting Dec. 5. PHOTO: Typhanie Coller and Wes Chiosz, carolers involved with the Spirit of the USO program, sing Christmas carols at Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Dec. 5.

  • USFK rewards KN, Civilian employees

    Dec 5, 2013

    United States Forces of Korea honored both Korean Nationals and U.S. Civilian employees for their hard work and dedication to the peninsula during the twenty-first annual USFK Civilian Employee of the Year Award ceremony at Dragon Hill Lodge here, 20 Nov.

  • Family Readiness Group grows through leadership, selfless service

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 5, 2013) -- Earlier this year, the 54th Quartermaster Company Family Readiness Group could accurately be described as anemic. Only the unit's senior Soldiers were active participants along with a few family members. At one of the meetings, roughly 15 of the unit's more than 200 Soldiers were in attendance. Desiree Gunderson was one of only two family members present, attending her first meeting as the new FRG leader. She was disgusted with the turnout.

  • 'Make-a-thon' to design tactical vehicle via online collaboration

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force will host a "Make-A-Thon" event, Dec. 9-13, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to develop a mobile command post that is mounted on a commonly available Army Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Small arms repairers proud to serve Soldiers through M14 overhaul

    Dec 5, 2013

    Scott Woody and Stephen Reed look forward to coming to work each day in the depot's Small Arms Repair Facility. For them, overhauling the weapons used to protect and defend the nation's warfighters is not a job, it is a passion. So, when the installation was tasked to overhaul M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they were returned from overseas, the duo jumped at the opportunity.

  • BGAD Commander visits ANMC leadership, workforce

    Dec 5, 2013

    Col. Lee Hudson, commander of Blue Grass Army Depot, the higher headquarters of the Anniston Munitions Center, toured the center's operations Monday and Tuesday.

  • Words of warning about winter weather

    Dec 5, 2013

    The National Weather Service uses specific winter weather terms to ensure that people know what to expect in the coming days and hours. Employees are advised to listen to local area radio and television stations for the latest information on the depot's operational status

  • Coming down: Demolition begins at ANCDF

    Dec 5, 2013

    When construction of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, or ANCDF, began in 1997 on the northern side of Anniston Army Depot, managers and employees knew the mission of demilitarizing the chemical munitions stored here would end some day.

  • Special duty assignment pay changes for some Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2013

    Some Soldiers receiving special duty assignment pay, or SDAP, are now seeing an increase in payments or seeing it for the first time, while others will soon see less.

  • BAMC logisticians log more than 130 years

    Dec 6, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's logistical department will soon experience the loss of more than 130 years of combined service rendered by four professionals at the end of this year.

  • BAMC SIM Center receives accreditation

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of simulation teaching/education, training, and research last month. The Center is only one of 33 to be accredited by the SSH, which oversees the quality of simulation centers around the world.

  • Faces of the Force: Brenda Eiseman and Veronica Morgante

    Dec 9, 2013

    Working towards culture change. Two women with very different backgrounds come together to achieve a common goal: inform and educate the PEO Ammunition workforce to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault. But what started as an initiative for one community quickly grew into a larger challenge. Faces of the Force is an online Access AL&T feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Natick welcomes new senior commander

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brig. Gen. William E. Cole assumed command of the Natick Soldier Systems Center in a Dec. 5 ceremony at NSSC's Hunter Auditorium.

  • Reserve chief: Communications key to successful employer relations

    Dec 5, 2013

    "We've had some challenges with employers, and most of that could improve with better communications," said the chief of the Army Reserve and commander of the Army Reserve Command.

  • H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Toy Distribution at Fort Leonard Wood

    Dec 5, 2013

    H.E.R.O.E.S. Care distributed some 16,800 DVDs and 2,500 toys at a value of about $336,000 to Fort Leonard Wood unit representatives today for military children at the Forney Airfield hangar on post.

  • RDECOM discusses contracting opportunities at 2013 APBI

    Dec 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Dec. 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented upcoming contracts Dec. 4 during APG's second annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry conference. Mary Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, discussed the current state and the future of Army science and technology during her keynote speech at the APG Post Theater. She emphasized that the research and development community will serve a key role in shaping the Army's future after 12 years of war.

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