Archive: Feb 2013

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  • Brushing up on the basics

    Feb 28, 2013

    Students have more reasons to smile following 'house call' as part of National Children's Dental Health Month

  • SecArmy's newest Center of Industrial & Technical Excellence: Watervliet Arsenal

    Mar 1, 2013

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (Feb. 2013) -- The Secretary of the Army recently acknowledged what the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has known for nearly 200 years, their skilled craftsmanship and machining capability is unequaled anywhere in the Department of Defense. The Honorable John M. McHugh has designated the Watervliet Arsenal as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for cannons and mortars.

  • Black Soldiers in the Revolutionary War

    Mar 4, 2013

    As war with Britain broke out in the spring of 1775, however, Massachusetts patriots needed every man they could get, and a number of black men -- both slave and free -- served bravely at Lexington and Concord and then at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

  • 304th Expeditionary Battalion Soldiers happy with relocation

    Mar 4, 2013

    About 300 Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Battalion finished relocating from Camp Stanley to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, as part of the 2004 Land Partnership Program agreement between the United States and Republic of Korea governments in February.

  • 18th MEDCOM leads first U.S. Army Pacific Humanitarian De-mining Action Program with Sri Lanka

    Mar 3, 2013

    Medical specialists from the 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) led a joint mobile training team of specialist to the Sri Lankan Army Humanitarian De-mining Unit's Camp Boo-Oya, to unfold the first phase of an Humanitarian Mining Action Program that will help the Sri Lankan Army enhance its medical efforts and ability with de-mining in that region of the country.

  • Billion-dollar cuts may lead to boarded windows, Soldiers as groundskeepers

    Feb 28, 2013

    Sequestration for the Army will mean a significant cut to facilities maintenance, a severe cut in contract services provided on installations, and a reduction in Soldier training and readiness.

  • Spotlight on...Dorothea Marie Cooper

    Feb 27, 2013

    Dorothea Marie Cooper is the deputy director of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Emergency operations plan in place

    Feb 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARESENAL, Ala.-In the event Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and employees are directed to stay away from their Redstone Arsenal campus, a plan is in place to help the command continue operations.

  • Furloughs nothing new to federal employees

    Feb 27, 2013

    Federal employees are facing the specter of being furloughed because of the fiscal year 2013 federal budget sequestration.

  • Officer exhibits uncanny passion for Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 1, 2013

    Without even winning a category, Capt. Robert Shaw of Camp Zama, Japan, was the most decorated photographer in the 2012 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • Huntsville Center employees celebrate African American/Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington was the theme of the U.S. Army Huntsville Center's 2013 celebration of African American/Black History Month. Guest Speaker, William Brown, former Deputy Director of Military Programs for Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, focused his speech on two crucial events in the African American struggle for equality in America.

  • ACC receives five awards for contracting excellence

    Feb 27, 2013

    EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command collected five awards at the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting ceremony.

  • Former 1st Infantry Division leader remembered for committment to 'Duty'

    Feb 27, 2013

    He was a Soldier's Soldier. Those who worked alongside him said he represented the very best of the Noncommissioned Officers Corps. Those who looked up to him said he was the definition of a command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Fred W. Davenport, who served as the 1st Infantry Division's senior noncommissioned officer from 1989 to 1994, passed away Feb. 12. He was 70.

  • Sewing is free to soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    The soldiers of the 295th Quartermaster Company are experts at what they do. Many of them are laundry, shower and clothing repair specialists. The soldiers at the Clothing and Repair Shop say they can fix and sew almost anything that has to do with a uniform. Perhaps the one thing that is better than having a nice uniform is having it put together for free.

  • "U.S. Army TSO Office Supports Powerful Credentialing Initiative"

    Feb 27, 2013

    U.S. Army Transition Strategic Outreach (TSO) Office -- the primary conduit for Employers and Industry to access Transitioning Soldiers -- proudly supports an innovative, new Credentialing effort: the "Get Skills To Work" program.

  • Adaptive Leadership: The Way Ahead for Sustainment Leaders

    Mar 8, 2013

    The employment of adaptive, decentralized sustainment capabilities that can rapidly adjust to changing situations requires Army logisticians who can adapt their thinking, their formations, and their functional techniques to the specific situation they face.

  • Ft. Carson Scouts take on U.S. Olympic wrestlers

    Apr 3, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- An 80-pound Cub Scout takes up a wrestling stance and shoots in on his 200-plus pound opponent, grabbing a single leg and exploding upward to take him to the mat while friends and Family watched Feb. 23, at Carson Middle School.

  • Local JROTC cadets visit Fort Sam Houston, Army North

    Feb 27, 2013

    Cadets from the San Antonio based Sam Houston High School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps visited Fort Sam Houston Feb. 22. After visting several locations around the post the cadets visited with Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commaning genreal for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army).

  • Afghan notebook: Scenes from downrange The Kabul Orphanage Outreach project

    Feb 27, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A small group of 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers and other service members stationed at the New Kabul Compound here have banded together to support the Kabul Orphanage Outreach project.

  • Chilean Chief of the Joint Staff Visits JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Feb 28, 2013

    The Chilean Chief of the Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. Hernan Mardones Rios and several members of his staff received a mission and capabilities briefing during their visit to the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) at Fort Lesley J. McNair Feb. 26, 2013.

  • ROTC outreach event well-received at NIU

    Feb 27, 2013

    On Feb. 20, four Army Contracting Command-Rock Island officers met with approximately 30 Northern Illinois University Reserve Officers' Training Corps Military Science III and MS IV cadets to discuss their potential futures in the Army.

  • Fort Leonard Wood strives to be the healthiest Army installation, holds community health fair

    Feb 27, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood kicked off its Healthy Community 2013 program with a Wellness Fair Feb. 26 at Nutter Field House. In spite of a blast of winter weather for the fair, the Healthy Community 2013 program focuses setting up Fort Leonard Wood's total Army Family for success through improved health promotion and access to healthy activities throughout 2013.

  • Army Aviation looking to overcome 'degraded visual environment'

    Feb 28, 2013

    Army acquisition officials are pursuing solutions to help aircraft crews navigate through what is called a "degraded visual environment."

  • A joint effort: Army and Air Force engineers partner for Global Response mission

    Feb 27, 2013

    The roar of the aircraft's engines was heard from the ground, but not so much as a shadow could be seen through the thick, grey haze. As the sound passed overhead, one thing was clear; the C-17 Hercules' 1,250-foot altitude was well above the cloud ceiling. Certainly this meant the operation had been scratched. Suddenly, the square silhouette of a bundled vehicle broke through the clouds, followed by a bouquet of suspension lines topped with five silk canopies. Eight more of these packages made their way from the heavens, closely trailed by 66 Paratroopers.

  • Strengthening the Army-to-Army partnership between the U.S. and Chile

    Mar 1, 2013

    WASHINGTON, February 27, 2013 -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Lt. Gen. Hernán Mardones, chief of the Chilean Armed Forces, at the Pentagon, to discuss Army-to-Army cooperation efforts, and foster closer relationships between the two militaries. Lt. Gen. Mardones visited Washington D.C. as a part of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Counterpart program.

  • New HSAAP Structure Receives LEED Certification

    Feb 27, 2013

    Environmental excellence earns Holston Army Ammunition Plant LEED certification.

  • I Corps recognizes outstanding volunteers

    Nov 30, -0001

    The volunteer motto, "Hands that serve, Hearts that care," is what some soldiers in the Trailblazer battalion incorporate into their actions.

  • Savings served up for Bradley armor plates

    Dec 4, 2013

    When a military contractor approached the Army with a proposal for significant savings on armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the impulse to quickly go for the savings had to be postponed: The Bradley played such an important role in saving lives that keeping a steady flow of contracts was paramount.

  • Army improves training equipment sustainability with iPad app

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has upgraded training for an explosive hazards detection kit with the development of an iPad application. The digital simulation software assists the Warfighter training with the Husky Mounted Detection System, reducing costs and eliminating the risk of damaging equipment during training certification.

  • Detailed geospatial map data provides Soldiers greater technology, in less time

    Feb 28, 2013

    Project Manager Mission Command is helping to streamline the delivery of maps and imagery through the use of specialized geospatial products that work with the Army's primary mission command information system, known as Command Post of the Future.

  • 166th Aviation female pilots smash male barrier, challenges head-on

    Mar 1, 2013

    In logistics and intelligence units a fair number of female officers can be found, but at First Army Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade, women aviators are few and far between.

  • 'Climbing the Mountain' -- 479th FA provides mountainous operations training

    Feb 27, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- This region of the state may be right next to the Texas Hill Country, but it is not exactly mountainous. Nevertheless, the 479th Field Artillery Brigade, which provides training, readiness oversight and mobilization support to mobilized Army National Guard and Army Reserve units and active duty forces of all services here, also provides mountainous operations training to deploying units.

  • Culinary training exercise heats up, opens to public next week

    Feb 28, 2013

    More than 200 U.S. Armed Forces chefs are on their way to Fort Lee, Va., from military installations around the world, for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • Women make their mark in combat aviation

    Feb 28, 2013

    Operation Desert Storm saw the first female aviator in battle when Maj. Marie T. Rossi took the driver's seat flying fuel and ammunition to the Soldiers crossing into enemy territory. Rossi lost her life when her CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down, March 1, 1991.

  • National Guardsmen prep for Gainey Cup

    Mar 20, 2013

    For the first time, the Army has invited Cavalry Scouts from across the nation to showcase their skills and vie for top honors with the Gainey Cup, an inaugural four-day competition, kicking off March 2, 2012.

  • Surgeon General defines end state of Performance Triad roll out

    Mar 5, 2013

    Army Medicine senior leaders and industry stakeholders recently met with Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, the surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, to discuss the current Performance Triad pilot program and to gain a better vision of the way forward.

  • MCoE braces for civilian furloughs

    Feb 27, 2013

    A Fort Benning GS-9 federal employee could expect to see $600-$800 less in monthly take-home pay if Congress does not avert sequestration in the coming days. Civilian employees could be furloughed for 22 discontinuous days -- roughly a day per week -- beginning in April and face a 20 percent loss in income under sequestration. These automatic across-the-board spending cuts will be triggered Friday unless Congress agrees to an alternative.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Clara L. Pride

    Feb 27, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Clara L. Pride

  • You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.

  • ARL participates in 12th U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Mar 11, 2013

    The 12th U.S. Army All-American Bowl was recently played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and brought together 90 of the nation's top high school football players for an East versus West matchup. ARL participated in the Army Strong Zone, which displayed some of the lab's innovative and interactive technologies, before the game.

  • 8-year-old Wahoo wins 8 golds, breaks records at European Swim Championships

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Wahoo Tyler Peng, 8, won gold medals in all eight races available in his age group at the 2013 European Forces Swim League championships this year. Not only that, but he broke records in the 8-and-under boys' 200-and-100-meter freestyle races. He swam the 200-meter race in 3:05.60 and the 100-meter race in 1:26.23.

  • "Future engineers" ready for stateside robotics competitions

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Engineers encounter unique challenges every time they take on a project. Finding solutions to those challenges may be the most important lesson learned by the aspiring engineers on Wiesbaden High School's RoboWarriors team, according to engineering and technology instructor (and RoboWarriors sponsor) Frank Pendzich.

  • Soldiers draw praise at retirement ceremony

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - During their combined U.S. Army service of 73 years, Lt. Col. Ivory Freeman, 1st Sgt. Rodney Hargus and Master Sgt. Matthew Coulter have seen and experienced it all. They've been through deployments and separations, leading and following, push-ups and sit-ups and a whole host of acronyms that include AARs, VTCs, MREs, and of course, PT, said Col. Tony Sarver, 5th Signal Command chief of staff, during the trio's retirement ceremony Feb. 21 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center.

  • Housing outreach brings landlords, realtors and U.S. military together

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A year ago the Wiesbaden Chamber of Commerce (Industrie und Handelskammer) hosted members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden as they addressed a room bursting at the seams full of business leaders and interested citizens curious about the influx of U.S. military community members to the Hessen capital. The information outreach was aimed at providing a better understanding of the U.S. Army Europe transformation effort in Wiesbaden and a platform for better connecting Germans and Americans and local business support.

  • Family Advocacy Program always ready to help in abuse situations

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The call to action for most victim advocates often comes too late, regrettably after one has suffered a severe injury or a life has been taken. For that reason, the local advocates are making extra efforts to ensure the community knows that the Family Advocacy Program is a resource to turn to for help to prevent situations of abuse or to deliver one out of violent and abusive circumstances.

  • The 40-year reunion

    Feb 28, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Boom of the 172nd Infantry Brigade explores the past with Hall of Fame legend Rollie Fingers

  • German laws restrict mailing meds

    Feb 27, 2013

    German law provides strict regulations for importing medicine into Germany from other countries. Prohibited medicine products identified by U.S and German customs officials can either be destroyed or returned to sender,Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins/minerals, and herbal & dietary supplements are not allowed to be mailed through an Army Post Office to Americans living in Germany. DOD pharmacies offer assistance for medicine mailing restrictions in Germany

  • 1-9 Cav Regt recognizes engineers for force protection enhancements at 401st AFSB HQs

    Mar 7, 2013

    Four Research, Development and Engineering Command personnel deployed to the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center at the 401st AFSB headquarters were reccognized for force protection enhancements engineered, fabricated and installed at a combat outpost used by the unit.

  • Alpha Distribution Company conducts new equipment training

    Feb 27, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Alpha Distribution Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted lightweight water purifier and tactical water purifier equipment training at the Bravo Field Maintenance Company motor pool on Camp Casey, South Korea, February 27, 2013. The Soldiers learned how to properly install, operate and transport each piece of equipment. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • Wounded Warrior recognized for combat actions

    Feb 26, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presents Spc. Joshua O'Neil, 23, with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Feb. 26, 2013 for injuries he sustained during combat in Afghanistan two weeks earlier. "This is a great honor to give you this," Westphal told O'Neil. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Alaska Soldier named Army's Female Athlete of the Year

    Feb 27, 2013

    Sgt. Ashley A. Walker, a military police officer with the Alaska-based 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, is the Army's Female Athlete of the Year for 2012.

  • 'Military Saves Week' challenges families to set goals

    Feb 27, 2013

    This week, U.S. service members around the world, along with their spouses and kids too, have been challenged to take a pledge to save money in their at-home budgets; to "Set a goal, make a plan, and save automatically."

  • Army aviation branch CSM visits troops

    Feb 26, 2013

  • 401st MI Co. volunteers take work to higher level

    Feb 26, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians of the 401st Military Intelligence Company went out on their own time Feb. 21 to help Habitat for Humanity volunteers work on houses in a westside San Antonio neighborhood.

  • U.S. Army South deploys watercrafts to support exercises, humanitarian missions

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Runnymede, one of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 series watercraft under U.S. Army South's operational control, was deployed to Guantanamo Bay to support Integrated Advance 2013, a humanitarian-crisis exercise U.S. Southern Command conducts biennially.

  • Army South-led joint task force trains alongside other services, government agencies during exercise

    Feb 26, 2013

    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba--Over the past several weeks, approximately 500 U.S. service members and government officials deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in order to set up and operate a joint task force for U.S. Southern Command's biennial exercise Integrated Advance.

  • Fort Leonard Wood host community health fair

    Feb 26, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood hosts a community health fair. The General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital sponsored the event as displays ranged from physical fitness instructors, blood pressure checks, smoking cessation and dozens more. The event was designed to help people become more fit.

  • Recognizing excellence

    Feb 26, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized members of the Joint Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Requirements team during an award ceremony Feb. 26, in the James Madison Conference room.

  • 1,300 individual mobilization augmentee positions open for Soldiers leaving active duty

    Mar 1, 2013

    As the Army begins downsizing, a personnel official said Soldiers who leave active duty should consider the opportunity to continue serving in the Army Reserve as individual mobilization augmentees.

  • Acclaimed actress brings Underground Railroad to life in USACE performance

    Feb 26, 2013

    A standing-room only audience representing multiple federal agencies saw, and participated in, an emotive presentation of the life and times of Harriet Tubman in the City Crescent Building on Feb. 26, part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, observance of African American Black History Month.

  • Army Career and Alumni program continues to serve transitioning Soldiers

    Feb 26, 2013

    If you aren't a Soldier leaving the military or a veteran seeking a career change, please find one and tell him or her my story. The Army Career and Alumni Program works, and I am proof.

  • Feb. 26, 2013 -- Odierno testimony before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

    Feb 26, 2013

    Feb. 26, 2013 -- Odierno testimony before House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

  • Groundbreaking ceremony signals start of construction on new Wiesbaden Exchange

    Feb 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Officials broke ground for the new Exchange shopping center in Hainerberg Housing Feb. 22. "Today we take a further important step in providing support for our growing community of service members, civilians, families and retirees with arguably the most eagerly anticipated project in the entire Wiesbaden transformation process -- the new Exchange," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, during the groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Soldiers, students build bond through sweat

    Feb 26, 2013

    Two days, 15 soldiers, 200 students, a little drill and ceremonies, and a lot of sweat added up to the beginnings of a beautiful relationship.

  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair at GIWW

    Feb 26, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $70,047 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Brazos River Floodgates along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Freeport, Texas.

  • 780th Identifies Mystery Painting

    Feb 26, 2013

    n the first issue of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade's newsletter published in June 2012, a challenge was made to identify an original oil painting found in the brigade headquarters building.

  • Spiritual mentors serve up prayer, resiliency for breakfast

    Feb 26, 2013

    In an effort to keep soldiers spiritually fit and to strengthen their character and values, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade hosted a prayer breakfast, Feb. 20, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Operation Proper Exit II

    Nov 30, -0001

    Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes, Regional Command-South and Third Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Maneuver, greets Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Glen Silva as he steps off a C-130 Hercules, Feb. 26, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Silva is returning to Afghanistan for the second time since he was medically evacuated from the country following an IED attack in 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, RC(S) Public Affairs)

  • Operation Proper Exit II

    Nov 30, -0001

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry and Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Glen Silva make their way through the crowd of supporters with Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, Regional Command-South and Third Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major, Feb. 26, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Petry and Silva are returning to Afghanistan with eight other wounded warriors in order to leave the country on their own terms under Operation Proper Exit II. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, RC(S) Public Affairs)

  • Operation Proper Exit II

    Nov 30, -0001

    Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Hughes, Regional Command-South and Third Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Maneuver, greets Retired Capt. James Thach as he steps off a C-130 Hercules, Feb. 26, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, RC(S) Public Affairs)

  • Operation Proper Exit II

    Nov 30, -0001

    Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, Regional Command-South and Third Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major, welcomes Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, 26 Feb. Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on May 26, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, RC(S) Public Affairs)

  • Spiritual fitness lunch in Kuwait connects Soldiers' faith to resiliency

    Feb 26, 2013

    "What do you do when you are lost in the woods?" Maj. Gen. Gary H. Cheek, deputy commanding general, Third Army/ U.S. Army Central, asked the large crowd gathered at Camp Buehring Dining Facility 1 on Feb. 2.

  • Coupon Exchange Helps Fort Detrick Community Save Money

    Feb 26, 2013

    Fort Detrick Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Program is ready to help with your coupon search. The Coupon Exchange provides clipped and sorted coupons for our families to peruse for potential savings. Almost two years ago, the ACS partnered with the Frederick Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to find additional ways that the DAR could support the local military population. One of DAR's members, Barbara Shealer, took one of the suggestions and made it into reality.

  • Fort Meade Youth Wrestling wraps up first season

    Feb 26, 2013

    Beginning in December, Fort Meade's Child, Youth and School Services' new youth wrestling program introduced more than 30 youngsters to the combative sport of grappling. The team wrapped up its inaugural season Sunday with an end-of-the-year tournament at Meade High School.

  • Are You a Military Saver?

    Feb 26, 2013

    Now is the time to join the more than 310,000 fellow service members who have taken the pledge to increase their personal savings and pay down their debt during the 2013 Military Saves Week, Feb. 25 through Mar. 2.

  • Army Nurses Corp Celebrates Anniversary, USAMRMC's Grant Shares her Story

    Feb 26, 2013

    Action, adventure, and doing what you love. Those were Capt. Erica Grant's goals when she enlisted with the Army in 2000. Currently serving as aide-de-camp for Brig. Gen. (P) Joseph Caravalho Jr., commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Grant is one of the many dedicated members of the Army Nurse Corps who ensure quality and compassionate care as the standard of Army medicine. This February 2 marks the 112th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. Since 1901, the Army Nurse Corps has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Army, providing care and touching the lives of Soldiers, veterans, and their family members.

  • 6th MLMC Soldiers Return Home

    Feb 26, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Detachment 11, returned home Feb. 7 after a nine-month deployment to Doha, Qatar. The detachment was deployed to support the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Southwest Asia, second largest medical supply and distribution center in the U.S. Army.

  • NIE: Delivering capabilities to today's Soldier

    Feb 28, 2013

    What does today's Soldier need? Still in its evolutionary state, the Network Integration Evaluation continues to make progress in achieving greater cost benefits and in streamlining the process of getting capabilities into the hands of Soldiers quicker.

  • Archangels Continue Satellite Control Legacy

    Feb 26, 2013

    Alpha Company at Fort Detrick began its existence as the first Satellite Operation Center in 1982. Since then, the Archangels (Alpha) have led the 53rd Signal Battalion (Satellite Control) in several technological advancements to better serve the United States Military in the ever-increasing need for satellite communications.

  • Remembering Our Past... Fort Detrick Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Fort Detrick community gathered at the Community Activities Center Feb. 13 for the annual Black History Month Celebration, this year hosted by the 21st Signal Brigade. The theme of this year's event was, "Remembering Our Past While Shaping Our Future," and several special guests were in attendance.

  • Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army

    Nov 30, -0001

    Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, talks to an ABC Radio reporter about the new Energy Lab, in Detroit, Mich., where Army ground combat vehicles will be tested. Also available in high definition. ***NOTE: There is no audio for the interviewer, only the interviewee.

  • Spotlight on ... Danny Hall

    Feb 26, 2013

    As a retired veteran, Danny Hall enjoys supporting Soldiers and the warfighter through his love for contracting and holds a great respect for the men and women who serve this nation.

  • Narrow Escape from Furious Flames

    Feb 26, 2013

    It was the end of a long Friday evening out with some friends. After a night of partying, my normal routine was to come home and cook something before hitting the sack. This night was no different, and after putting some food on the stove, I decided to lie down for a minute until it was done cooking.

  • Gatesville fish fry honors Soldiers, Families, veterans

    Feb 26, 2013

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce hosted its fifth annual Military Appreciation Fish Fry at the Coryell County Activities Complex Feb. 22.

  • Army Reserve, Fort Bragg DPW team up to reduce wasted light energy

    Nov 30, -0001

    In an ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the post's Directorate of Public Works reached out to Army Reserve aviation for help. Garrison energy officials figured the best way to look for wasted energy was to go up - literally.

  • Hohenfels celebrates National Black History Month

    Feb 26, 2013

    Hohenfels celebrates with an evening of song, dance and great food.

  • FORSCOM Town Hall meeting addresses civilian furlough

    Feb 26, 2013

    FORSCOM leadership hold Town Hall meetings to discuss the impact of a potential 22-day Army civilian employee furlough.

  • Hohenfels leadership takes charge of energy reduction

    Feb 26, 2013

    Significant funds to help maintain vital Army programs like family services may be hiding out in your office.

  • Afghan flight medic spurs evolution in medevac training

    Nov 30, -0001

    Every Wednesday since late December, a man could be seen at the Kandahar Airfield sling load yard. He is the senior medical trainer at the Kandahar Air Wing clinic, and he comes to the yard for the flight portions of the partnered medical evacuation training administered by Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Knighthawk.

  • Shaver Assumes Command as 3rd Recruiting Brigade's Commandant

    Feb 26, 2013

    Commandant change of command ceremony

  • Dining at the Ritz rewards top students

    Feb 27, 2013

    VES fourth- and fifth-graders lunch in grace and style

  • Manage cholesterol levels through dietary fats

    Feb 26, 2013

    Improving your cholesterol levels is an important way to increase your heart's health as it reduces the chance for developing plaques in your cardiovascular system.

  • NRMC commander recognizes contributions of the Army Nurse Corps during its 112th Anniversary

    Feb 26, 2013

    Army Nurses have been providing quality care and selfless service to our Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries for more than one hundred years. Please join me in saluting NRMC's Soldier and Civilian nurses throughout the month of February.

  • Hospital to open in Khair Kut Castle

    Feb 27, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATIN BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (Feb. 24, 2013) -- Soldiers of Combined Task Force "Wolverine", members of the United States Agency for International Development and the Provincial Reconstruction Team Paktika, visited the site of a new hospital planned to open in Khair Kut Castle in the town of Zarghun Shar, Feb. 23. Others in attendance were engineers from Kabul to certify the building met all safety code measures.

  • Rule of Law Meeting

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan leaders gather to discuss the importance of laws in Afghanistan and how to implement them more effectively in the Panjwa'i district. Also available in high definition.

  • Raisin Profits

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Trader's Association in Qalat, Afghanistan learn the fundamentals to a basic business plan. Includes sound bites from Master Sgt. Gary Robinson, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion, Airborne. Also available in high definition.

  • Black History Month Observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    Black History Month Observance at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Includes sound bites from Lt. Col. Frank G. Davis, II, 3rd Explosives Ordnance Disposal Battalion, Joint Task Force Paladin-South. Also available in high definition.

  • Afghan Womens Radio Show

    Nov 30, -0001

    Once a week the people of Afghanistan get an opportunity to call in and ask questions during the women's radio talk show. Includes sound bites from Noorul Hayat, Radio Show Host. Also available in high definition.

  • Afghan policewoman hosts women's radio show

    Feb 26, 2013

    The only female Afghan Uniformed Police member in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, guest hosted a women's call-in show to answer questions from local women and help recruit more women to the force, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • PACOM commander tours Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 26, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command toured the facilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013, and experienced the capabilities of the Stryker armored fight vehicles firsthand. He spoke about the military re-balancing in the Pacific and I Corps' future role in the region.

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