Archive: Feb 2013

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  • Division West trains Texas aviators in Apache gunnery

    Feb 8, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers of the 1-291st Aviation Regiment, 166th Aviation Brigade, Division West, conducted gunnery training with a Texas Army National Guard aviation unit on Crittenberger Range Feb. 4.

  • Spouse encourages others to embrace military lifestyle

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Denra Riley has come a long way since her husband joined the Army 12 years ago. "We were young. I didn't know anything about the Army," Riley said. The military spouse, originally from Mount Clemens, Mich., described sitting in the food court in Germany, their first duty station, and having her husband draw ranks and quiz her on them. Today, Riley is a master trainer and helps new spouses learn the ropes by teaching Army Family Team Building, or AFTB, classes.

  • Fort Riley ESIT works to improve workforce morale

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Improving the morale and making the Fort Riley garrison the best place to work is the goal of the Employee Satisfaction Improvement Team, according to its chairperson, Jim Hill. ESIT is a group that was created to advise and make recommendations to the garrison commander and division chief of staff about employee issues and concerns, which influence the general welfare of the federal workforce at Fort Riley, according to the ESIT webpage.

  • Tournament appreciation for service members overflowing at AT&T Pro-Am

    Feb 8, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - While the biggest draw Feb. 6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am were the dozen celebrities participating in the 3M Celebrity Challenge, event organizers increased their effort this year to recognize the large number of service members in attendance during the tournament's Military Appreciation Day.

  • NBA player, Lavor Postell, joins U.S. Army

    Feb 8, 2013

    Former NBA player joins the U.S. Army to expand his resume and explore a new vocation

  • New Fort Bragg Troop, Family Medical Clinic nears completion

    Feb 8, 2013

    Another sign of growth on Fort Bragg is nearly complete as staff was busy Friday, putting the final touches on the new Fort Bragg Troop and Family Medical Clinic.

  • Vice president, wife visit wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Feb 11, 2013

    President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, Ph.D., visited with U.S. and coalition wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Feb. 3, 2013.

  • Land Navigation: Training hard for mission success

    Feb 8, 2013

    Soldiers realize that electronics are not always reliable, because batteries can die; signals can fad, inclement weather or Murphy's Law, if it can go wrong it will go wrong. To overcome these obstacles, Company F, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinders spent Wednesday in the woods armed with compasses and maps.

  • 'Partners in Care' goes nationwide

    Feb 11, 2013

    A faith-based program started by a Maryland National Guard chaplain is gaining momentum and expanding nationwide as part of a Defense Department initiative to meet the needs of service members in all branches of the military.

  • EM2P validates Fort Riley's emergency management

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley emergency management operations are slated to become even more robust, thanks to the Department of the Army's Emergency Management Modernization Program, or EM2P.

  • Fort Bragg holds qualifying cross country meet for Bataan Death March

    Feb 8, 2013

    Fort Bragg Post Combat Cross Country Meet was held Saturday and required servicemembers to carry a ruck weighing at least 35 pounds in full battle dress uniform. There was both team and individual competition. The meet is held annually and the top five male and top five female finishers are eligible to represent Fort Bragg at the Bataan Death March in New Mexico, March 17. with participants carrying more weight than most. The Colorado native carried 40.5 pounds across 12.78 miles of rugged terrain to finish with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 36 seconds. The women's top finisher was Liz Crespo, of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group.

  • The US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division recognized with nine Herbert A. Kassner awards

    Feb 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division received nine awards in the 2012 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Journalism Award.

  • Fort Riley breaks ground on new middle school

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "Ecstatic, elated, happy, pleased, proud, all those words come to mind," is how Ronald Walker, superintendent, Geary County Schools Unified School District 475, described his feelings about the groundbreaking for the new Fort Riley Middle School.

  • War of 1812 bicentennial: Battle of Frenchtown

    Mar 14, 2013

    As the year 1813 began, the War of 1812 was still in its early stage. Britain was occupied with European matters and could not send any sizable land or naval forces to the conflict in North America. The United States had the strategic initiative and planned to recapture Detroit and invade Canada over Lake Ontario.

  • Fox Sports, MLB athletes team with U.S troops in Europe to promote resiliency

    Feb 8, 2013

    Fox Sports' former and current Major League Baseball athletes along with the Fox Sports Girls enjoyed a day with the Troops of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Feb. 7 at Rose Barracks, Germany.

  • 'Saving lives, one donation at a time:' Fort Bragg thanks blood donors at recognition ceremony

    Feb 8, 2013

    Fort Bragg Donor Center recognition program was held Jan. 31, at Fort Bragg Club, to thank donors for taking the time to give to those in need. Supplying blood support to Soldiers and Families downrange is one of the missions of the Armed Services Blood Program, the official United States military blood program. The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center, as part of ASBP and of Womack Army Medical Center, upholds that mission and also takes care of troops and patients here as well.

  • Fort Riley CPAC earns 1st in Armywide HR program

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- When asked what Fort Riley's Civilian Personnel Advisory Center did to earn first place in an Armywide recognition program, the answer seemed simple: "We just did our job," said Dianne Peters, director, CPAC.

  • Helicopter loading system lightens burden on Soldiers

    Feb 8, 2013

    The Cargo Helicopters Project Office is constantly striving to improve, upgrade and provide modifications to the Chinook in order to reduce the burden on the Soldier. One of those needed upgrades is the Cargo On/Off Loading System, or COOLS.

  • Fort Bragg gay Soldiers serve openly

    Feb 8, 2013

    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," enacted in 1993, barred openly LGBT persons from military service. Since it's repeal in September 2011, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered servicemembers supported one another through an informal network. Two Fort Bragg Soldiers have stepped up and are willing to serve as gay mentors to others who may be considering "coming out."

  • US and Afghan religious leaders meet

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    Maj. Said Rahim Hakmal, the Religious Cultural Affairs Officer of the 6th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 205th Corps, Afghan National Army, met with key leaders at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar in the Panjwa'i district, Kandahar province, of Afghanistan to discuss the relationship between the Afghan National Army and the International Security Assistance Force in the area.

  • Soldiers reinforce vital skills, build stronger bonds

    Feb 8, 2013

    GARMISCH, Germany - Three days away from work to reinforce communication and relationship skills is what Soldiers and families of the 18th Engineer Brigade experienced here at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort 15-17 January.

  • Barber provides unique experience for customers

    Feb 8, 2013

    There are several places to get a good haircut around Fort Belvoir, but perhaps the most unique experience resides in a small shop 10 minutes away from North Post on Telegraph Road. There in the Defense Logistics Agency's Hybla Valley facility, Chuck's Barber Shop owner, retired 1st Sgt. Chuck Edwards, entertains customers with good conversation, plenty of sights and various forms of hair grooming.

  • Fort Belvoir contributes to Virginia's earning top ranked U.S. Green Building Council ranking

    Feb 8, 2013

    The U.S. Green Building Council released their annual rankings of top states in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design buildings on Jan. 23 and the state of Virginia is 2012's top state. Virginia improved from third to first in 2012 with 170 projects and 29,709,574 square feet of LEED certified space.

  • Troops to Trucks program helps military drivers transition into civilian world

    Feb 8, 2013

    If you have experience driving a truck in the military -- or even if you don't, but want to learn -- you can now earn your Virginia commercial driver's license faster, and get connected to civilian employers, with the Troops to Trucks program. The Troops to Trucks program was initiated by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles last year to help servicemembers transitioning out of the military -- and veterans within 90 days of leaving active service -- find jobs in the transportation industry.

  • Danes invade desert with good will as objective

    Feb 8, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - They came. They saw. They conquered.

  • Garrison commences resiliency training with pilot course

    Feb 8, 2013

    Belvoir community members will learn strength-based, positive tools to aid their ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity, during Fort Belvoir's first Master Resiliency Training pilot course. The two-day course is mandatory for inprocessing Soldiers and is open to invited civilians and Family members.

  • Fairness covered in fourth Character Counts session at Belvoir Elementary

    Feb 8, 2013

    Members of Fort Belvoir's Headquarters Battalion, the 212 Military Police Detachment and Headquarters and Headquarters Company spoke with children at Fort Belvoir Elementary School about Fairness on Tuesday. Fairness is the fourth pillar in the Character Counts program and is essential to children achieving their dreams, according to Lt. Col. Brian Zarchin, Headquarters Battalion commander.

  • Secretary of the Army visits National Center for Telehealth and Technology

    Nov 30, -0001

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh made a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 4 and 5 to conduct a news conference announcing the completion of a comprehensive, Army-wide review of the soldier behavioral health diagnoses and evaluations. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology, commonly referred to as T2, was among the stops McHugh made to JBLM.

  • 14th Engineer Battalion receives military engineering award

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers of the 14th Engineer Battalion, a component unit of the 555th Engineer Brigade, were recognized for their dangerous work during a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in 2011-2012 in a ceremony at Able Field Jan. 30.

  • Triple Nickel arrives, takes over engineer mission in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Theater Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan welcomes new leadership, as it becomes Joint Task Force Triple Nickel.

  • Soldier pursued excellence, led by example

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Sgt. David J. Chambers, an infantryman in 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, during a memorial ceremony at Evergreen Chapel, Feb. 6.

  • Being Leaders of "Change"

    Feb 8, 2013

    The theme for 2013's Black History Month--"At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation 1863 and the March on Washington 1963"--addresses directly with our nation's storied past, amazing present and its colorful future.

  • Currahees receive memorial bench

    Feb 8, 2013

    The memorial at the 4th Brigade Combat Team headquarters received an addition last Tuesday of an Operation Iraqi Freedom V-VII memorial bench.

  • USO opens largest Wounded Warrior and Family Center in history on Belvoir

    Feb 25, 2013

    The USO cut the ribbon on their new Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir during the grand opening ceremony Tuesday. The center, which is the largest in USO history, measures 20,000 square feet and has more than 20 unique spaces, is adjacent to Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Unit and will support wounded, ill and injured troops.

  • PTSD and its role-reversal effect on family caregivers

    Feb 8, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different roll, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat. If Post traumatic Stress Disorder is involved, family members may now occupy a different and greater care-giver role, and in many circumstances may even be thriving in that role. The effect of PTSD on primary care-giving family members can seem minimal, but is often of longer duration and greater intensity than they are used to providing. New opportunities to avoid PTSD triggers such as avoiding large crowds and specific topics of discussion present a growing challenge. Family member caregivers are directly affected by the PTSD symptoms of a loved one.

  • Fort Hood's Spouse of the Year candidate battling cancer

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Marily Considine was named Fort Hood's candidate for Military Spouse of the Year, Jan. 22, a competition through Military Spouse Magazine, and she moved on to the all-Army competition against the winning candidates from Army installations worldwide, which took place on Feb. 5.

  • Sold on Sales: Junior ROTC Cadet takes different route to achieve goals

    Feb 13, 2013

    Brainerd (Tenn.) High School's Torrey Sales has become a familiar face around Chattanooga, Tenn. -- he recently graced a city billboard. On the cusp of graduating near the top of his class, a life-changing choice years ago solidified his path to success.

  • Leadership - Office of the Provost Marshal General

    Apr 23, 2013

    Leadership - Office of the Provost Marshal General

  • Fort Hood conducts 2nd annual Net Zero Waste workshop

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers, Airmen, civilians and contractors participated in Fort Hood's second annual Net Zero Waste workshop at Club Hood here, Feb. 4, to discuss the installation's progress and new ideas to meet its Net Zero Waste goal: eliminating landfill waste by 2020.

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  • MAPET course brings importance of Army Values to Fort Hood

    Feb 11, 2013

    The Center for Army Profession and Ethic hosted a week-long course for Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 4-8, 2013.

  • Personnel behind the scene recognized

    Feb 11, 2013

    It doesn't take smoke and mirrors for an exercise like the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013, sponsored by the Army Contracting Command, to occur.

  • Fort Hood hosts first free fall exercise in years

    Feb 11, 2013

    The only current Airborne unit on Fort Hood, Texas, added a twist to their monthly static-line jump when six Soldiers also participated in a Military Free Fall, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Civilian participants contribute to JCRX-13 training success

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-During the initial stages of Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, senior military leaders ' uniformed and civilians ' conducted professional workshops to offer their advice and counsel to officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians participating in this year's event.

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    Feb 13, 2013

  • Fort Hood, Texas A&M Forest Service sign aid agreement

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A new agreement signed here, Feb. 4, formalized a long-standing relationship between the post's fire department and the Texas A&M Forest Service.

  • Measuring Up: CCAD Adopts Advanced Commissioning Technology System

    Feb 8, 2013

    In the wake of a mandate by the government to reduce energy consumption 30% by 2015, CCAD implemented the Advanced Commissioning Technology system. This software is the first of its kind in the DoD environment. Although still in its infancy stage of implementation, the potential of this software is big.

  • Wet Wood is a Waste

    Nov 30, -0001

    EPA offers tips on how to properly use a moisture meter to test firewood before using in a wood-burning stove or fireplace. Wet wood can create excessive smoke which is wasted fuel. Burning dry, seasoned firewood with a moisture content of 20% or less can save money and help reduce harmful air pollution- indoors and out.  Moisture meters that allow you to test the moisture level in wood are available in all sizes and can cost as little as $20.   For more information about the correct way to burn wood, go to http://www.epa.gov/burnwise For more about EPA: http://www.epa.gov/ We accept comments according to our comment policy: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/comment-policy/ Disclaimer: The U.S. Government does not promote or endorse any non-Government or commercial content appearing on this page. Also available in High Definition.

  • How bazaar, in Pumastan

    Feb 8, 2013

    Beginning in November of last year at Vicenza Middle School, George Hanby's seventh-grade World Geography students had to make a choice. From among the regions they were studying -- the Middle East, Russia and Asia -- each student had to choose a country and conduct research on its background, history, geography and culture.

  • Italian, American squads make friends on the court

    Feb 8, 2013

    A healthy mix of competitiveness and good sportsmanship were on display at the Caserma Ederle Fitness Center Jan. 26 when the Vicenza Middle School Yellow Jackets took on the visiting Mestrino Raptors in a friendly Italian-American basketball game.

  • Mass Casualty Exercise Prepares Responders at Kandahar Airfield

    Feb 28, 2013

    Realistic training at Kandahar Airfield prepares medics and combat lifesavers for emergencies.

  • 492nd 'bee'lieves in hands-on training

    Feb 8, 2013

    Army Reserve Soldiers of the 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion visited eight different farms training with local businesses in preparation for future overseas missions.

  • Quads. Yes, that means 'four': Soldier, wife welcome newborn quadruplets

    Feb 8, 2013

    The odds of having quadruplets are one in 800,000. On Nov. 19, 2012, the Schiefelbein Family joined that unique statistic when they were blessed with the birth of their quadruplets: Aidan, Brea, Curtis and Dominic.

  • USAG Ansbach dental clinics bring smiles to children off post

    Feb 8, 2013

    Members of the Katterbach and Illesheim dental clinics visited the Kinder-Jugend-Familienhilfe Ansbach Kastanienhof, a home for children of troubled families, Jan. 31 to donate toys collected during the holiday season.

  • DA security guards to man gates

    Feb 8, 2013

    You may have noticed installation security guards are wearing a different uniform, however, the mission remains the same: Ensuring the safety of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community.

  • JBM-HH tax center opens

    Feb 8, 2013

    With the snip of a ribbon, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center at Bldg. 406 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base opened for business Feb. 1.

  • Fort McCoy Woodshop equipment, classes support patrons of all skill levels

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Woodshop provides experienced and beginner woodworkers with a variety of equipment and classes. The Woodshop, building 1133, has 13 pieces of woodworking machinery in addition to a variety of hand and power tools that can be used to complete almost any woodworking project, said Nick Sanjari, Woodshop manager. "Equipment like the planer, lathe, drum sander and mortising machine are pieces of equipment that not every woodworker has in their shop," Sanjari said. "It's also very high-quality equipment." The Woodshop was last upgraded a few years ago with equipment that had the latest technology and safety features, he said.

  • Hundreds enjoy Winter Extravaganza at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- More than 400 people enjoyed activities offered during the Winter Extravaganza event at the Fort McCoy Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Jan. 26. Adam Hangartner, Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation and Winter Extravaganza point of contact, said 315 people participated in snow-tubing and 70 skiers/snowboarders participated in skiing or snowboarding events.

  • Fort McCoy Garrison receives Safety Excellence Award Streamer

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The presentation of the Safety Excellence Award Streamer during the Commander's Briefing to the Garrison Work Force is the latest example of the safety culture mindset at Fort McCoy, said Randy Eddy. Eddy, Fort McCoy Safety manager, said he applied for the award after noting during an Installation Management Command (IMCOM) teleconference that Fort McCoy met the award's criteria.

  • Nutrition class creates healthy habits

    Feb 8, 2013

    The basic nutrition management class offers participants a change to revamp their diet and exercise routine for maximum health

  • Protect your heart during winter weather

    Feb 8, 2013

    Regular exercise, healthy lifestyle can help prevent heart attacks

  • Handwashing: The 'do-it-yourself' vaccine

    Feb 8, 2013

    Washing your hands is the best way to protect yourself, others from the spread of germs

  • Army Values spotlight graphic

    Feb 8, 2013

  • Romesha spotlight graphic

    Feb 8, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha Medal of Honor spotlight graphic

  • Secondo Piatto: Cooking in Italy

    Feb 8, 2013

    Being stationed in Italy is not only a chance to experience the local cuisine, but also a chance to bring those flavors and memories with you to your next duty station. Vicenza Military Community foodies and novice cooks looking to expand their cooking repertoire discovered the art of cooking Italian terra and mare (meat and seafood) secondo piatto (main course dishes) during an ODR cooking class at the l'Istituto San Gaetano di Vicenza Jan. 17.

  • USACE People: When your spouse is your colleague

    Feb 8, 2013

    Some say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is like a family. Being in Europe, far from home brings employees together to experience and enjoy life overseas. But for 34 employees here, one of their colleagues actually is family -- their spouse. USACE Europe District is home to 17 married couples. In honor of Valentine's Day, five brave husbands and wives discuss what it's like to call their spouse a co-worker.

  • S6 VS Command: The Discussion Continues

    Feb 8, 2013

    In the late 00's the Army Signal Corps sent a lightening jolt through its junior officer develop program. Captains who serve as primary battalion communications officers, also referred to as S6 or Commo Officers, would no longer be required to serve as a company grade commander to be promoted to Major. The move was logical since the Army reduced the number of signal commands; however, it raised many concerns given the competitive nature for promotion and the legitimacy of Army leadership development without command experience.

  • Military officials mark legendary bayonet charge

    Apr 2, 2013

    Military officials honored the heroic deeds of the Soldiers who fixed bayonets and charged up hill through enemy machine gun fire at what is now Osan Air Base, South Korea, 62 years ago.

  • Black History Month, still observed while Soldiers are deployed

    Nov 30, -0001

    Every year in the United States the month of February is set aside to pay tribute to people and events that have played a key role in the history of African diaspora, or in layman's terms, the communities throughout the world that have been impacted by the historic movement of people from Africa to other nation's shores and our own.

  • Mississippi Guard Soldiers teach Afghan farmers water, soil management

    Feb 8, 2013

    Twenty-nine Afghans representing the Farmers Cooperative program traveled to Qalat, Feb. 4-5, 2013, for a two-day workshop on water and soil conservation management held by the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cases its colors

    Feb 8, 2013

    The 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade gathered in the camp gymnasium 14 Dec. to case the battalion colors.

  • Smart phone charging increases cyber threat

    Feb 11, 2013

    Smart phone owners with access to government computers in South Korea have rapidly become the number one group of cyber security violators at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

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  • 2nd Infantry Division Resilience Team, Army Community Service partner for spouses' training

    Feb 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division are already familiar with the Army's Master Resilience Training program, having completed multiple levels of the training as required by division policy. They have resiliency tools at their disposal.

  • Dirty Jobs

    Feb 7, 2013

    Many Soldiers accept jobs in the military that have nothing to do with their former civilian careers.

  • SecArmy after exploring virtual, live training at Fort Sill: Training cost-effective, crucial

    Feb 8, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was briefed on how the Fires Center of Excellence uses different training environments to be more cost effective after a visit to Fort Sill, Okla., Feb. 6-7, 2013.

  • Virtual convoy simulator maximizes training time

    Feb 7, 2013

    A life-sized virtual convoy trainer at Fort Bragg allows soldiers to acquire individual and collective skills necessary to successfully engage in tactical convoys without the administrative burden of dispatching vehicles and checking out weapons. Sustainment paratroopers at Bragg use the trainer effectively for its newest soldiers.

  • JBLM culinary arts team preps for 'Food Super Bowl'

    Nov 30, -0001

    Odds are most soldiers have never been served osso bucco at their regular dining facility or have even heard of osso bucco to begin with, but the cross-cut veal shank dish is just one of the preparations the Joint Base Lewis-McChord culinary arts team will cook for the 38th Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., next month.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 9, 2013

    The 7th Infantry Division hosted John McHugh, 21st Secretary of the Army, in a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 4. The visit is his third to JBLM since being appointed Secretary of the Army in 2009.

  • 3-2 SBCT uncases colors

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than 4000 boots stood in the wet grass of Joint Base Lewis McChord's Walkins Field as the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division uncased their brigade and battalion colors, Feb. 5.

  • Arrowhead soldiers pay tribute at Fallen Heroes Memorial re-dedication

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, gathered together Tuesday at the brigade's Fallen Heroes Memorial to honor its fallen warriors in a re-dedication ceremony. It was just 15 months ago that many of these same soldiers were gathered here in advance of their deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The gathering this time, however, was a much more solemn occasion.

  • Cadets compete in Ranger Challenge

    Feb 7, 2013

    Muscles fatigued, abs twitching and fingers slipping, the cadet struggles to lift her worn boots over the pull-up bar for the fifth time. Staring forward, with time quickly slipping away, a new found burst of energy propels her legs up as her heels slap together just over the top of the bar.

  • USACE Galveston District recognized with 7 Kassner Awards

    Feb 15, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office was recognized with seven awards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition.

  • SAMC inductee talks about his reason for joining the Army Reserve

    Feb 9, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, discusses his reason for joining the Army Reserve, the benefits of joining and his induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Secretary of the Army visits National Center for Telehealth and Technology

    Feb 7, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh made a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, February 4 and 5 to conduct a news conference announcing the completion of a comprehensive, Army-wide review of the Soldier behavioral health diagnoses and evaluations. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology, commonly referred to as T2, was among the stops McHugh made to JBLM.

  • Quality assurance policy benefits MICC customers

    Feb 8, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Assuring Army customers receive what they pay for is the objective behind a new quality assurance policy published by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials in January.

  • Medal of Honor nominee Romesha talks life after Army

    Feb 12, 2013

    This is part three in a three-part series about former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha's heroism at the battle of Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, and his transition from Soldier to civilian.

  • Benning forward serves as Soldier, skates as Snake

    Feb 7, 2013

    For most Soldiers, their dreams of athletic glory are limited to heated intramural competition. For a select few, however, the chance to play their sport at the highest level still remains. Capt. Biff McNally, a forward on Fort Benning's hockey team, falls somewhere in between.

  • Army North's Caisson joins Western Heritage Parade and Cattle drive

    Feb 7, 2013

    Members of the U.S. Army North's Caisson Platoon paraded down Houston Street Feb. 2 during the Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive in downtown San Antonio. The parade is the official kickoff of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, which runs Feb. 7-24 at the AT&T Center.

  • Ranger looks back on birth of Army club hockey program

    Feb 7, 2013

    When Capt. Patrick Toffler failed to make the West Point hockey team, he didn't hang up his skates. He changed them out for a different pair.

  • Yellow Means Stop

    Feb 7, 2013

    How many times have you approached a traffic light just as it turned yellow and said to yourself, "I can make it"? As you punch the gas and fly through the intersection, you look up and see the light change to red. With a devious grin, you praise your great driving skills. I'll be the first to admit that I've done this countless times with no thought of the danger I might avoid if I would have just slowed down and stopped. However, an accident I wasn't even involved in forever changed my thinking.

  • Club provides fellowship for religious teens

    Feb 7, 2013

    It's called The Shack, located across from Gowdy Field, and it's like a second home to dozens of Fort Benning teens who are members of Club Beyond. It's the place where high school students gather every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday nights, after dinner at The Infantry Center Chapel, teens meet there for Bible study and fellowship.

  • Tulsa District commander participates on water panel

    Feb 7, 2013

    Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander, recently participated on a water panel during the Western States Land Commissioners Association winter meeting in Oklahoma City.

  • Post observes anniversary of Dorchester

    Feb 7, 2013

    Fort Benning observed the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USAT Dorchester Sunday at the Field of Four Chaplains. The Dorchester carried 902 people including the four chaplains who sacrificed their lives for others: George Fox, Alexander Goode, John Washington and Clark Poling.

  • SAMC to induct 10 members

    Feb 7, 2013

    A group of 10 NCOs will have an honor bestowed upon them Wednesday when they are inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Soldiers escort vets to auto show

    Feb 8, 2013

    Several veterans from the Armed Forces Retirement Home here attended the Washington Auto Show, Feb. 5., thanks to Soldiers who volunteered to push them in their wheelchairs through the sprawling convention center.

  • Trainees drive tanks, Humvees for first time

    Feb 7, 2013

    More than 100 future Armor crewman took a big step last week toward completing their training as they got behind the wheel and drove -- for the first time -- a Humvee and an M1A2 Abrams tank.

  • Shred and tread: Class provides low impact, intense workout

    Feb 7, 2013

    With beach season looming, the fitness facilities on Fort Rucker offer different ways to keep on track with workout goals, and one class is more than meets the eye when it comes to fitness intensity.

  • Corps of Engineers improving nation's inland waterways

    Feb 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to transform its Civil Works Program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and "improve the reliability of the nation's water infrastructure," said Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

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