Archive: Feb 2013

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  • 194th Armored Brigade names 'best warriors'

    Aug 26, 2013

    Three men earned a unique distinction last week during the 194th Armored Brigade's annual Best Warrior Competition. They are Staff Sgt. Adam Krause, Drill Sergeant of the Year, Sgt. 1st Class Erik Hall, NCO of the Year, and Spc. Neil Weaver, Soldier of the Year.

  • 2nd 'Warhorse' BCT, 4ID qualify artillerymen

    Feb 7, 2013

  • Holiday events offer something sweet for all

    Feb 7, 2013

    Valentine's Day is approaching and for the busy couple or Family that is unsure where or how to celebrate Fort Rucker offers many romantic and Family friendly events.

  • Soldier's antique car showstopper at auto show

    Feb 11, 2013

    In a sea of Bentleys, BMWs, Chryslers, Cadillacs and other showroom autos the 2013 Washington Auto Show, Feb. 5, 2013, in the nation's capital, one car in particular stood out, garnering a lot of attention -- a 1918 Dodge Brothers Model 30 touring car.

  • Natick, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers

    Feb 25, 2013

    Scientists and engineers from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will join faculty and student researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a new research and development initiative that was announced Feb. 7, 2013, at the UMass Lowell campus.

  • Danger in a crowded sky

    Feb 7, 2013

    It was a cool spring day in Alaska, and my OH-58D squadron was participating in the Air Force's Red Flag operation. Our task was to help certify new Joint Terminal Attack Controllers for the Air Force. We were to fly as a Scout Weapons Team from our airfield to the range operated by the Air Force. Although it was just 20 minutes as the crow flies from our airfield, we rarely operated in this range due to the high use by the Air Force. Prior to this operation, we had conducted a range familiarization flight with communication checks with the controllers.

  • Tactical Tuesday features active shooter survival training

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. has had its fair share of threats, both foreign and domestic, but Fort Rucker officials want to make sure that the installation isn't caught off guard in a life or death situation.

  • AAAA honors Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2013

    Soldiers, Family members and senior leaders in Aviation came together at the Landing during the Senior Leaders' Dinner to honor the recipients of the annual Army Aviation Association of America Awards presentation Jan 29.

  • Cody CDC Parent Survey

    Feb 8, 2013

  • 3rd ABCT Soldiers, Families reunited after deployment

    Feb 7, 2013

    It was an emotional scene Friday at Freedom Hall, as about 250 Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were reunited with their friends and Families after a seven-month deployment to Kuwait.

  • USACE Galveston District receives 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award

    Feb 8, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was selected as the 2013 Corporate Partner Excellence Award recipient by the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering, Prairie View A&M University.

  • Job search: Don't forget to say, 'thank you'

    Feb 7, 2013

    So, you're looking for a job and you just made it through the interview. Now what?

  • Black History Month kickoff event celebrates diversity

    Feb 14, 2013

    Fort Rucker held its Black History Month kickoff event Feb. 1 at the main post exchange and organizers, entertainers and patrons agreed that the event helped spread diversity and educated the local community.

  • Aviators tackle key issues during conference

    Feb 7, 2013

    Army Aviation brigade commanders, their command warrant officers and command sergeants major who were not deployed participated in the Aviation Senior Leaders Conference held at Fort Rucker Jan. 28-31.

  • TAOG Soldiers return home

    Feb 7, 2013

    A happy gathering of Families and friends came together at the Spiritual Life Center as about 25 Soldiers of the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group who deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait last year returned home Feb. 5.

  • District employees celebrate BHM at kick-off ceremony

    Feb 8, 2013

    LOS ANGELES--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Black Employment Special Emphasis Program committee held its Black History Month observance kick-off ceremony at the District's headquarters Feb. 4.

  • Women in Combat

    Nov 30, -0001

    The ban on women in combat was lifted Jan. 23, 2013. Though 99 percent of the careers offered in the Air Force are open to women, the decision will open more than 230,000 jobs across all branches of the military. 2013 marks the 20th year that the Department of Defense allowed women to serve as combat pilots. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony/Released)

  • DoD support of Presidential Inauguration reviewed

    Feb 7, 2013

    Federal, state, and local interagency mission partners were thanked for their interagency teamwork during the 57th Presidential Inauguration by the commanding general of U.S. Northern Command (Northcom), Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr.


    Feb 7, 2013

  • Dog teams recertify, earn excellence rating

    Feb 7, 2013

    Sgt. Jon Silvey urged his teammate forward Jan. 31 at the recreational lot near Gate 20. "Right," he called, gesturing with his hand and walking to the right up the dirt road between the motor homes and recreational vehicles.

  • Group promotes healthy thinking

    Feb 7, 2013

    The instructor elaborates on cognitive models and the Yerkes-Dodson law, then the students recite the three types of responses to a situation: physical, emotional and behavioral. It's the kind of lecture a person might expect to find in any college psychology class across the country. But this class takes place in a Fort Carson conference room.

  • Destination Fort Carson: Event provides plethora of information

    Feb 7, 2013

    Balancing free cups of coffee in one hand and tote bags filled with information in the other, Soldiers and Family members turned out in droves for Destination Fort Carson at the Special Events Center Jan. 30.

  • LPGA player donates to military

    Feb 7, 2013

  • Soldier pushes USA-1 to bronze at Bobsled World Championships

    Jan 24, 2014

    Sgt. Justin Olsen, with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, helped push former WCAP bobsled driver Steven Holcomb to a track record and bronze medal at the 2013 Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships, Feb. 3, 2013, in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

  • Don't be a dummy about retirement

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- The Fort Sill Employee Assistance Program held an "Aging and Retirement for Dummies" seminar here Jan. 30.

  • Sill dental personnel volunteer at massive free clinic

    Feb 7, 2013

  • New director shares Fort Sill ACS vision

    Feb 7, 2013

  • Trainees overcome obstacles, gain confidence

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- Soldiers in Basic Combat Training spent one day during Week 7 when they spend eight hours at the Confidence Obstacle Course developing self-assurance, poise and self-reliance as well as team work.

  • ADA spouses tour Fort Sill

    Feb 7, 2013

  • Tax Center offers express option for single Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7Feb. 2013) -- The Fort Sill Income Tax Assistance Center is offering a single Soldier drop-off option to save you time.

  • This Week in History: February 15th

    Feb 7, 2013

    Army Launches Experimental Kite Aerial Photography

  • Resiliency academy

    Feb 7, 2013

  • NCOs revitalize club's traditions, promote camaraderie

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Noncommissioned officers across the Army are expected to uphold the motto, "Lead from the Front." A select few stationed at Fort Drum are sustaining that motto in the North Country and have been busy re-establishing an organization that has been inactive for more than five years.

  • III Corps, Fort Hood hosts Texas Legislative Day

    Feb 7, 2013

    III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Mark Milley hosted Texas Legislative Day Feb 1.

  • MICC-Fort Hood test program yields savings

    Mar 27, 2013

    A test program with the Government Purchase Card Program by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Hood is yielding success through cost savings for military customers in a fiscally challenging environment while also identifying efficiencies in the program.

  • Muleskinners host Family Night

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Friday night can be a special night where some Families dine in their favorite restaurant to spend some quality time together. It's no secret that there are plenty of places to eat in the communities surrounding Fort Drum; however, it's not necessary to travel too far.


    Jun 26, 2013

    OPMG's Sustainment's Mission, Responsibilities, Programs and Initiatives Overview


    Jun 26, 2013

    OPMG's Operation's Division Mission, Responsibilities, Programs and Initiatives Overview


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    OPMG's Strategic Initiatives Group's Mission, Responsibilities, Programs and Initiatives Overview


    Apr 9, 2014

    OPMG's Operation's Division Mission, Responsibilities, Programs and Initiatives Overview

  • Soldiers fire live-rounds in close quarters training

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- Soldiers from A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery conducted an enter-and-clear a room live-fire exercise at the Urban Assault Course here Jan. 16.

  • Panetta discusses 2014 defense budget request

    Feb 11, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta revealed that the proposed military pay raise for 2014 is one percent, and that the department is proceeding in a logical, careful way to do its part to cut the deficit and preserve military capabilities.


    Oct 16, 2014

    PDF References for WWW.ARMY.MIL/OPMG links

  • OPMG Archived Articles PDF

    Jan 3, 2014

    PDF containing links to archived OPMG articles

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers excited about new fitness facility

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- From that first push-up and sit-up in basic training, Soldiers are expected to maintain a level of physical fitness throughout their careers that will help them perform their military duty during combat. Fitness facilities and exercise equipment is made available on all military installations and improves over time.


    Apr 11, 2014

    OPMG's Operation's Division Mission, Responsibilities, Programs and Initiatives Overview

  • 4-31 Infantry Soldiers become trainers at JRTC

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT POLK, N.Y. -- Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment (Brigade Rear Ready Force), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, spent most of last month at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., helping to prepare the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 10th Mountain Division warriors compete in combatives tournament

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fifty service members competed last week in the seventh 10th Mountain Division Combatives Tournament at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Pet of the week

    Feb 7, 2013

  • Fox Sports adds oomph to Commander's Challenge

    Feb 8, 2013

    MLB players and Fox Sports Girls join 2CR on obstacle-strewn run

  • Several German cities join list of restricted emissions zones

    Feb 7, 2013

    Drivers without emission stickers risk paying hefty penalties

  • Naturalization for Soldiers, family members an ongoing saga

    Feb 13, 2013

    The American Dream took a step up to a higher plane last month for Spc. Fredy Doniz of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. After years of waiting to enlist and years of serving his country in uniform, the Southern California Soldier became a United States citizen at the USAG Vicenza Inprocessing Center on Caserma Ederle Jan. 18.

  • Soldiers train for shipboard security

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- Soldiers from the 75th Fires Brigade participated in a two-day personal security detachment and quick reaction force training in preparation for ship-to-sea security duties on board the United States Navy Ship Comfort.

  • Know Where You Are Going - A Tuskegee Airman's Story

    Feb 8, 2013

    More than 500 attended an African American Heritage Observance with guest speaker Mr. Donald Elder, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen.

  • Condoms: personal protection for sexual health

    Feb 7, 2013

    Feb. 14 is National Condom Awareness Day

  • Field artillery leader returns to Fort Sill

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (7 Feb. 2013) -- A retired field artilleryman returned to Fort Sill as the new Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill deputy to the commanding general.

  • 81st Regional Support Command marketing video

    Feb 7, 2013

    The 81st Regional Support Command marketing video.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade to deploy in spring

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Department of Defense announced Thursday that Soldiers of 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, will deploy this spring to Afghanistan.

  • Senior enlisted advisers attend Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball

    Feb 7, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (left) joins the senior enlisted advisers from the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, while President Barack Obama, addresses the audience at the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball. The event took place at the Washington Convention Center on the evening of Jan. 21, 2013. In the audience, thousands of service members and family members raised cameras and smartphones to capture a bit of history.

  • Reserve mechanics keep 200th MPCOM rolling

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- A large wrench clanked on the concrete floor of a large motor pool floor as a mechanic momentarily released his grip as he slowly slid under a Humvee to replace a half shaft during battle assembly weekend Feb. 3.

  • 470th MI Brigade Soldier wins Army linguist competition

    Feb 15, 2013

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. Army has recognized a Soldier of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade as its Language Professional of the Year.

  • Bald eagles nesting on post

    Feb 7, 2013

    Anyone who has had the opportunity to go beyond the developed areas and venture into the forested lands of Fort Jackson has likely encountered a multitude of wildlife species. With more than 50,000 acres of upland pine stands, hardwood ridges, bottomlands, wetlands, lakes and streams, the diversity of habitats found here allows a vast array of wildlife to call Fort Jackson home.

  • NSSC Installation Status Update, Tuesday March 19 We are Closed!!!

    Mar 19, 2013

    Team NSSC, NSSC Installation Status Update as of 0500 March 19, 2013 NSSC is Closed today because of the snow fall last night and the continued accumulation expected this morning.

  • Officials name Fort Drum's antiterrorism program best in Army

    Feb 8, 2013

    Two anti-terrorism officers at Fort Drum, N.Y., spend much of their time examining the installation through the enemy's eyes, ensuring that the world's worst-case scenarios never make it onto the installation.

  • Morning of prayer

    Feb 7, 2013

    Hundreds gathered at Fort Jackson Tuesday to take part in National Prayer Breakfast Day. Clergy of several faiths took part and the Hammond School choir was on hand to sing for the soldiers at the Solomon Center.

  • Meet Fort Jackson's new fire chief

    Feb 7, 2013

    Eric Harper has been fighting fires for most of his life. The Los Angeles native took the helm of the Fort Jackson Fire Department in December, replacing Bill Forrester, who retired as fire chief last September.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers, Civilians celebrate Army Nurse Corps anniversary

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 7, 2013) -- Honoring a proud 112-year history of helping others, Kenner Army Health Clinic celebrated the anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps Friday.

  • African American history: 10 stories, facts that reflect diversity of black experience

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 7, 2013) -- Like all histories, that of the Black American is storied, complicated and filled with triumph and tragedy. The following vignettes are reflections on the diversity of the past and how Black Americans have impacted the present.

  • Taking the show on the road

    Feb 7, 2013

    A pair of Soldiers from Fort Jackson have been selected to take part in the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show, one as a performer, the other as support.

  • Presidential Proclamation: National African American History Month, 2013

    Feb 7, 2013

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2013 as National African American History Month.

  • FOX Sports, Major League Baseball bring Spring Training to Soldiers in Grafenwoehr

    Feb 7, 2013

  • Why we serve: Staff. Sgt. Brian Jones, Chaplain Assistant

    Feb 7, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Jones, chaplain's assistant, Task Force Durable discusses the role of the chaplain assistant, from his deployed location in Afghanistan.

  • Merkl receives Commander's Award for Civilian Service

    Feb 7, 2013

    Peter G. Merkl completes first deployment - awarded Commander's Award for Civilian Service.

  • Contact Us

    Jun 25, 2014

    Contact information for OMPG

  • Team building on an Afghan mountainside

    Feb 7, 2013

    Soldiers from Provincial Reconstruction Team Kunar and various elements of Combined Team Bastogne conducted a team-building exercise Jan. 24 with a hike up "Bull Run," an observation post, or OP, near Camp Wright and Asadabad, the capital city of Kunar province, Afghanistan.

  • AAFES barber costs adjusted through local survey

    Feb 7, 2013

    The cost of military-style haircuts on-post has been a hot topic here for years. So a cadre of Soldiers and civilians hit the streets Jan. 22 to tally local barbershop prices that will be used to determine future AAFES barbershop costs.

  • Scouts conduct battlefield circulation at OPs

    Feb 7, 2013

    A U.S. Army Security Force Assistance and Advisory Team with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, recently met with local Afghan Border Police on Jan. 28 at two ABP observation posts near Forward Operating Base Joyce in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Sunrise Lodge is the best little hotel in the Army

    Feb 9, 2013

    Extraordinary customer service marks the winner of the small facility Army Lodging Operation of the Year.

  • Serving for a Safer Afghanistan

    Feb 7, 2013

    Sgt. Joshua Robertson, a Shelbyville, Tenn. native is currently assigned to the 744th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 184th Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), explains why he serves in the U.S. Army and the importance of training his Afghan Border Police counterparts to identify and defeat IEDs. The 744th EOD Company is currently alligned with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., based at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

  • TAMC recognizes Soldiers, civilians for superior service

    Feb 7, 2013

    Each month, Tripler Army Medical Center's commanding general holds an awards ceremony in order to recognize Soldiers and civilians who have been promoted, received an award or other items of recognition.

  • 'Dog father' retires from military service

    Feb 7, 2013

    A military working dog, Lando, retired from military service Feb. 1, 2013, at Conn Barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany. Lando served eight years with the Army, deployed four times, and tallied up 15 confirmed finds downrange.

  • Integrating Afghan engineers into USACE project delivery teams vital to success in Afghanistan

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with its Afghan partners, is strengthening the security and stability of Afghanistan by constructing both defense and public infrastructure in the nation. Contracting Afghan engineering professionals as well as paraprofessionals and integrating them into USACE project delivery teams has been vital to successfully completing construction projects in Afghanistan.

  • Army science, technology viewed at California universities and high schools

    Feb 8, 2013

    LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion joined forces to bring science and technology to five Southern California universities and high schools, Feb. 4-7.

  • MotoMan takes an in-depth view of the Army's FED

    Feb 8, 2013

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2013) -- Moto-Man George Notaras, described as an ordinary car guy with extraordinary adventures, and known for his in depth reviews of vehicles reviewed the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator and interviewed the team that designed it here, Tuesday.

  • Motor Press Guild tours FED

    Feb 7, 2013

    LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2013) -- The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild hosted Grace Bochenek, Army Materiel Command's Chief Technology Officer, and the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator at the Proud Bird Restaurant here, Tuesday.

  • Editing the Video

    Feb 6, 2013

  • Conducting Responsible Turn-In Inventories

    Feb 6, 2013

  • Army announces fiscal year 2012 environmental award winners

    Apr 19, 2013

    This year's Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recognize the efforts of Army installations, teams and individuals to sustain and restore the natural and cultural resources found on Army lands throughout the U.S. and in Europe.

  • Rakkasans return home early

    Feb 6, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Approximately 100 Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were recognized at a Welcome Home Ceremony here Feb. 1 when they returned from a deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Medal of Honor nominee Romesha leads charge to retake COP Keating

    Jul 12, 2013

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

  • Sacramento District engineer to be honored at 2012 Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference

    Feb 6, 2013

    Former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District engineer Marcus Williams has been selected to receive a Modern-Day Technology Leader award at the 27th Black Engineer of the Year Awards and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Global Competitiveness Conference Feb. 7-9, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

  • Camp Atterbury JMTC marks 10 years of Soldier training, mobilization

    Feb 7, 2013

    February 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Edinburgh, Ind., as a mobilization station in support overseas contingency operations and other missions around the world.

  • Service members attend Pebble Beach golf tournament

    Feb 6, 2013

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Monterey service members are getting up close with celebrities at the Military-Appreciation Day at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament today.

  • Army partners with industry for vehicle efficiencies

    Feb 7, 2013

    The Army is partnering with the automotive industry and others in an effort to jump-start the development of more energy-saving and high-performance vehicles.

  • Ellis, former Vietnam POW, addresses West Point class on leadership

    Feb 6, 2013

    He shared with the Class of 2014 the thrill of being a pilot and the sensation of flying 500 miles per hour no more than 500 feet off the ground. There were probably more than a few future aviators in Robinson Auditorium Feb. 4 taking in retired Col. Lee Ellis and his adventures in flight. But it was what happened to him on the ground that proved most absorbing.

  • History of PMG

    Mar 24, 2013

    The history of the Office of the Provost Marshall General started in 1778.

  • Armor, Infantry unite at West Point for Maneuver Ball

    Feb 7, 2013

    West Point hosted the third annual Maneuver Ball, Feb. 1, 2013, at the West Point Club with nearly 350 community members, staff and faculty attending, including 150 Class of 2013 cadets branching Armor or Infantry.

  • USO opens largest center at Fort Belvoir

    Feb 25, 2013

    The USO cut the ribbon on their new "Wounded Warrior and Family Center" at Fort Belvoir, Va., during a grand opening ceremony, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Grafenwoehr Soldiers share the diamond with MLB greats

    Nov 12, 2014

    Soldiers from 709th MP Bn. and 172nd Inf. Bde. battle for Fox Sports wiffleball title

  • Faces of the Force: Former Marine Joe Wright brings a positive approach to second military career

    Feb 7, 2013

    PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support recognizes one of their own with more than 30 years of service to the Nation in this edition of Faces of the Force, an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communications Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines are featured every other week.


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