Archive: Feb 2013

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  • USPACOM Commander visits JBLM

    Nov 30, -0001

    Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, USPACOM Commander, visits JBLM and senior I CORPS leadership to tour the base and discuss the realignment to the Pacific Theater.

  • Soldiers assist ABP to conduct highway interdiction

    Feb 26, 2013

    U.S. Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and the Texas National Guard's Security Force Assistance Team 8 provide security at an Afghan Border Police checkpoint in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann/Released)

  • Afghan Flight Medic Spurs Evolution in MEDEVAC Training

    Feb 26, 2013

    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.

  • Zama's 'Killer Katanas' compete in 'Scar Wars' mash-up roller derby bout with special guest

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Zama Killer Katanas and several other local roller derby teams braved the cold Feb. 23, 2013, for "Scar Wars: Darth Maul-her vs. Princess Slaya," a mash-up bout held at the outdoor hockey rink at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Service members, Kuwaiti students kick language barrier

    Feb 27, 2013

    Service members and U.S. embassy employees took part in a sports day event at the U.S. embassy in Kuwait City, Feb. 16, 2013, as a part of the English Access Micro-scholarship Program.

  • Exceptional kids have exceptional trip

    Feb 26, 2013

    Students from the Po'okela Center for Educational Excellence at Mililani Middle School, specializing in special education development, took a field trip with the Soldiers from 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, to Wheeler Air Field, Hawaii, to meet with the people who work for Evergreen Helicopters, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • The invisible enemy of the Afghanistan mountains

    Feb 26, 2013

    When they deploy rapidly to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers confront more than the enemy. At heights exceeding 8,200 feet, they must worry about the effects of altitude on their mental performance and about their susceptibilities to Acute Mountain Sickness.

  • Army researchers develop better remote sensors

    Feb 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center latest project -- the Global Strike Near Real Time Battle Data Assessment System - incorporates unattended sensors and a remote Warfighter Interface to provide timely reporting of conditions during reconnaissance operations.

  • 94TH AAMDC PARTICIPATES IN SOLDIER READINESS PROCESSING

    Feb 27, 2013

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command conducted part one of its Soldier Readiness Processing at Schofield Barracks and part two on Fort Shafter, Hawaii on 20 Feb. 2013.

  • International US Army War College graduates visit Hawaii

    Feb 25, 2013

    Thirty six senior military officers from 36 different countries recently visited Hawaii to tour military bases, training sites and interact with key Army leaders across the island of Oahu, Feb. 20 and 21

  • 20th SUPCOM Soldiers demonstrate capabilities for 82nd GRF mission

    Feb 25, 2013

    Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) specialist -- also known as a "seventy-four delta" -- is a long and complicated name for an equally time-intensive and involved career field. These highly-trained Soldiers are able to identify bomb-making materials and recognize different types of ordnance, all while collecting intelligence to help identify the bomb-maker and ultimately lead to his capture.

  • Fort Hood Combatives 2013 Combatives - Day 3

    Feb 25, 2013

    Day 3 of Fort Hood Combatives Tournament.

  • IMCOM encourages Army families to take Military Saves Pledge

    Feb 25, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Clink, clink, clink is the sound heard around U.S. Army Installation Management Command during Military Saves Week, Feb. 25 -- Mar. 2, as service members start filling piggy banks. Across military communities worldwide, service members will take The Saver Pledge and help themselves, their families and their country by saving money and reducing debt.

  • Serving Our Troops takes on the 40th Anniversary Norwegian Exchange

    Feb 26, 2013

    Minnesota National Guard troops at Camp Vaernes, Norway, train during the 40th annual reciprocal troop exchange between the Norwegian Home Guard and the Minnesota National Guard.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army addresses Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2

    Feb 26, 2013

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, visited Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan, where he awarded and re-enlisted Soldiers.

  • Chaplain of the sea

    Feb 26, 2013

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, Hawaii-- "I have a great respect for military chaplains, and seriously considered it myself. I had relatives and friends who were chaplains. It is not an easy ministry. Now many chaplains are faced with a serious challenge to their ability to minister." -- Father Orthohippo As the former 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, chaplain to the 130th Eng. Bde., the "Bayonet" family welcomes Chaplain Capt. Christoper Hodge who is beginning to make his impressionable footprint, starting with the 7th Dive Detachment, 65th Eng. Bn.

  • Furloughs could affect Guard techs, not active Soldiers

    Feb 26, 2013

    National Guard members nationwide, especially military technicians, could be affected by sequestration and the Defense Department's furlough of civilian employees without pay. Active-duty service members will not be furloughed, but dual-status military technicians of the National Guard are actually civilian employees who wear their uniforms on the job.

  • Black History Month: 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

    Mar 14, 2013

    In February 1863, the United States raised its first Army regiment of black Soldiers during the Civil War. Massachusetts Gov. John A. Andrew received approval from U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton Jan. 15, 1863, to recruit "persons of African descent, organized into special corps" to fight for the Union cause.

  • 5th AR trains Ariz. MPs for deployment

    Feb 25, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade conducted training on mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles here recently for Soldiers of the Arizona Army National Guard's 860th Military Police Company from Tucson. The MPs are training for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Will 'Ironman' reach the end zone?

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Large Capacity Ammunition Carriage System, or "Ironman," began as the brainchild of Iowa National Guardsmen and was named one of the Army's top inventions of 2010. The system was recently assessed by Soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • OPMG Mission and Responsibilities

    Apr 9, 2014

    OPMG Mission and Responsibilities

  • Fort Bliss Passport Day

    Feb 26, 2013

    The El Paso Passport Agency will be at Army Community Services Feb. 28, 2013, to accept passport applications. The State Department will be waiving the expedite fee for all I.D. card holders.

  • Army Reserve brigade hosts Best Warrior Competition

    Feb 25, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- The Army Reserve's 77th Sustainment Brigade hosted its Best Warrior Competition here Feb. 22-24.

  • Garryowen conducts Scout Stakes exercise

    Feb 25, 2013

    -Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th "Garryowen" Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted Scout Stakes training here, Feb 20.

  • Land power fundamental to strategic success within human domain

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- During the opening day of the 2013 Association of the United States Army's 2013 Winter Symposium and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the Army's unique capabilities within the joint force to influence populations, shape the operational environment and achieve long-lasting strategic victory.

  • Ironhorse integrates "Go For Green"

    Feb 25, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When asked what a Soldier is you'll get a lot of the same common answers: hero, warrior and service member.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Command Report - Feb. 22, 2013

    Feb 26, 2013

    A new historical display of artwork highlights Buffalo Soldiers; The Army Reserve is concerned by the loss of Soldiers by their own hands; and a new Facebook page designed to provide information to Army Reserve family members.

  • Mississippi Soldiers return home from Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2013

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Four local Soldiers returned home from Afghanistan and were applauded and cheered by family, friends and unit members as they arrived at the Jackson-Evers International Airport, Feb. 15, 2013.

  • Defense leaders: Interoperability vital to strategic land power

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Senior U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders joined prominent members of academia and defense think tanks to discuss the vital role of land power at the 2013 Association of the United States Army's 2013 Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Soldier receives second Purple Heart

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces who are wounded while serving and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action on or after April 5, 1917.

  • Military spouses of the year honored

    Feb 25, 2013

    Behind nearly 2.4 million active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers, stand an army of millions of Family members guarding the homefront with spouses ready at the front lines. Military spouses often juggle employment, children and volunteer opportunities while their Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guard member protect the United States.

  • (Police)man's best friend: Military working dogs ready for duty

    Feb 25, 2013

    For more than 70 years, military working dogs have played a vital part in our nation's defense. Since the Army's "K-9" Corps was formed in 1942, MWDs have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers, on and off the battlefield.

  • AMC Commander addresses workforce on potential impact of furloughs

    Feb 25, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command spoke to Headquarters employees about budget concerns, the looming sequestration and potential furloughs during a Feb. 25 Town Hall meeting here. Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the workforce, telling audience members that he wanted to ensure he shared information on the budget uncertainty, its impact on the command, and its personal impact on the workforce.

  • MP Strategic Plan 2020

    Sep 12, 2013

    The STRATPLAN addresses the "forge the future" priority. Senior Military Police leaders have reflected on the lessons of war and discussed who we are, what we do and how we can be better. The fruits of these efforts is captured in the STRATPLAN, which is appropriately linked to the Army Plan and the 2012 Army Strategic Planning Guidance.

  • All-American aviators recognized for excellence in combat, support

    Feb 25, 2013

    Two 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade battalions were recognized for excellence in aviation at the unit level when they received Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Awards at Fort Bragg, Feb. 14.

  • Kentucky training center wins Army-wide award

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, one of more than 60 facilities in the Kentucky National Guard, has gained national recognition in light of its environmental and fiscal restrictions to the Department of Defense.

  • New Vests for Fort Stewart's FET

    Nov 30, -0001

    Fort Stewart's Female Engagement Team is second group in the Army to receive these specialized IOTVs.

  • Tulsa area robotics teams recognized

    Feb 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District and the Tulsa Society of American Military Engineer, or SAME recognized two Tulsa area robotics teams during their January meeting.

  • Own a pet? Know the regulations on post

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Pet owners living on post need to be aware and comply with the regulations outlined in the Picerne Military Housing Resident Responsibility Guide.

  • Regional Command-South celebrates black history month

    Nov 30, -0001

    Service members from Regional Command-South gathered, Feb. 25, for the annual Black History Month observance. Each February, the Army recognizes African-American soldiers and the contributions they have made to the service.

  • RAB tours APG South sites, eyes progress

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) visited several sites on APG South during its annual tour Feb. 16.

  • Wounded Warrior pays it forward during APG visit

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children at the APG South (Edgewood) Youth Center received a lesson in endurance and overcoming obstacles, courtesy of retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer, a Wounded Warrior athlete and motivational speaker who visited the facility Feb. 15.

  • Regional Command-South celebrates black history month

    Feb 26, 2013

    Service members from Regional Command-South gathered, Feb. 25, for the annual Black History Month observance. Each February, the Army recognizes African-American soldiers and the contributions they have made to the service.

  • 49 employees graduate leadership program

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Forty-nine employees from 13 organizations graduated the Aberdeen Proving Ground Leadership Cohort 4 during a Feb. 14 ceremony at Top of the Bay.

  • Mobile job search center visits APG March 4

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new mobile job search center will set up in the Main Exchange parking lot next month and is expected to make the job hunt a little easier for APG community members.

  • Callers urged to use 9-1-1 for emergency services

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A change to how emergency calls are routed has simplified the process for the Aberdeen Proving Ground community. Effective immediately, all installation emergency callers should dial 9-1-1 regardless of the type of phone being used.

  • Army upgrades protected communications satellite terminal training suite

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Army recently began schoolhouse computer-based and simulated training upgrades for its advanced Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical -- Terminal to evolve the previous legacy training system to accommodate new system enhancements.

  • Hood Howdy beneficial to Soldier, Family newcomers

    Feb 25, 2013

    Fort Hood, the home of III Corps and the 1st Cavalry Division, is one of the largest U.S. military installations in the world. Many Soldiers and their Family members can spend months to years on the base without ever knowing all the post and surrounding communities offer. More than 70 agencies and 45 local businesses came together Feb. 7, during Hood Howdy, to welcome newcomers and to inform them what the Great Place has to offer.

  • Trusted Traveler alters access to APG

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Passengers in motor vehicles will no longer be required to show an ID when entering the installation with a driver who has a valid ID card.

  • 309th MI BN Sentinel Pursuit 8k

    Feb 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - 309th MI BN Sentinel Pursuit 8k fun run.

  • Baumholder medics, German troops train for roadside bombs

    Feb 25, 2013

  • Tobyhanna employees earn Lean Green Belts

    Feb 25, 2013

    Employees here continue to incorporate Lean into work processes to continuously improve the depot's competitiveness and customer support, and lower costs.

  • Fort Huachuca facilities, equipment support 'Be Fit' goals

    Feb 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Whether in the military or not, everyone should embrace a lifestyle which strongly incorporates physical fitness to keep the body healthy, fit and prevent possible injuries or illnesses that can be costly or possibly impact individuals for the rest of their lives.

  • 1st TSC sergeant major helps Soldiers, Families improve their well-being

    Feb 25, 2013

    "When I had my daughter back in 1998, I became a statistic for big Army," said Sgt. Maj. Ruby Murray, G-5 plans sergeant major, 1st Theater Sustainment Command. "I had gained between 80 to 90 pounds after having her. I went home every night, looked at my daughter and realized that the Army was where I wanted to be. The Army is what I wanted to set my goals on and realized I needed to do whatever it took for me to get this weight off and I was going to do whatever it took." 


  • MOTCO, California benefit from DOD environmental program

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Military Ocean Terminal, Concord, or MOTCO, Calif., is currently taking advantage of a U.S. Army-sponsored environmental program designed to locate unexploded ordnance and other metallic debris left over from decades of munitions-related military activities.

  • Vet Receives Award for Leadership During Vietnam

    Feb 26, 2013

    "Better late than never" is the saying. For retired platoon sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Cecil Wiggins, the Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award has been a long time coming for the impact he made on his unit during the Vietnam War. He received the award during a ceremony Feb. 22 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Honorable Order of St. Michael Bronze Award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient's seniors, subordinates and peers. Retired Col. Orlan L. Peterson, former commander of the 507th Transportation Company Detachment, attached to the "Condors," Company C, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, felt Wiggins was well-deserving of such an award.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates African American history

    Feb 26, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Bishop Larry O. Wright, pastor at Heal the Land Outreach Ministries in Fayetteville, was the guest speaker at this year's Fort Bragg Black History Month observance at Womack Army Medical Center's Weaver Auditorium Friday.

  • "Allons" pick up the fire at COP Zerok

    Feb 26, 2013

    COMBAT OUTPOST ZEROK, Afghanistan (Feb. 18, 2013) In early January 2013, the first two leaders, Staff Sgt. Omar Perdigon and 1st Lt. John Martin, of 2nd Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, left Ft. Drum, N.Y., for a week-long trek to an isolated combat outpost in Afghanistan.

  • Wolverines receive combat patches and spurs

    Feb 27, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATIN BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (Feb. 18, 2013) -- On Feb. 15, the Soldiers of Combined Task Force "Wolverine" received their combat patches and were inducted into the Order of the Combat Spur at four locations in western Paktika.

  • Soldiers find crime doesn't pay

    Feb 25, 2013

    Larceny, desertion and assault net hefty fines, discharges for Soldiers in Bavaria

  • Property Book Officers learn to streamline retrograde process in Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2013

    Property Book Officers from the Combined/Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan met Feb. 20-21 for a two-day PBO ROC drill sponsored by 1st Theater Sustainment Command and the 401st AFSB to set conditions for retrograde.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Mar 4, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • SMA calls for Soldiers to maintain professionalism

    Feb 25, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spent the day touring the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013, getting a first-hand glimpse of training and visiting with Soldiers.

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Feb 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with leaders and Soldiers deployed to Regional Command -- South), Afghanistan, at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar and at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • Military Saves Week encourages Soldiers, families to budget

    Feb 25, 2013

    Soldiers and families who wonder why they don't have any money left at the end of each pay period can learn some of the reasons during Military Saves Week, from Feb. 25 to March 2, 2013.

  • Self-cleaning clothing: wear without wear

    Feb 26, 2013

    Imagine a world without dirty clothes. Quoc Truong, physical scientist at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, wants to make that a reality.

  • Aviators prepare to fly

    Feb 25, 2013

    From seasoned pilots to fresh out of flight school, aviators with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, certified on Readiness Level Progression training at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Feb. 7. RLP training is given to new, uncertified pilots and annually to certified pilots to test their aircraft proficiencies.

  • Pathfinder's blaze the trail for Central Accord 2013

    Feb 27, 2013

    Central Accord is an annual U.S. Army Africa exercise that brings together Central African countries such as Cameroon and neighboring countries' militaries, to promote regional partnership while strengthening aerial resupply and medical readiness capabilities.

  • African, U.S. military forces join together to mark opening of Central Accord 13

    Feb 26, 2013

    Hundreds of Cameroon military personnel, alongside U.S. and other Central Africa service members, lined the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala, Cameroon, Feb. 20, 2013, as part of an opening ceremony for Central Accord 13.

  • USACE to make improvements to Afghanistan's Kajaki Dam

    Feb 27, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded three projects under one contract for Kajaki Dam water management improvements in late January 2013.

  • 11th ACR testing 'Dagger' Soldiers for AFRICOM missions

    Feb 26, 2013

    Before the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team can qualify to become the first regionally aligned brigade assigned to U.S. Africa Command, they will need to deal with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • 'Gold Miners' bolster brigade's prospects for AFRICOM success

    Feb 27, 2013

    A team of 32 Soldiers, known as the "Gold Miners," are providing sustainment training and coaching this week in the Mohave Desert to troops of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, which is the first unit to be regionally aligned to U.S. Africa Command.

  • Sharing 'City with a Heart'

    Feb 23, 2013

    In the age of the internet there is nothing special about video teleconferencing, but some are more meaningful than others. The City of San Mateo, Calif., hosted the premier of the documentary "City with a Heart" and their special guests were more than 45 soldiers who participated in live via video teleconference from Afghanistan and Fort Campbell.

  • Afghans quickly learning medical procedures

    Feb 23, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 26, 2012) -- The Afghan National Army medical personnel on Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, are proving they are willing to learn and accept any challenge thrown their way after four months of partnership with coalition forces. Afghans with the 203rd Corps, 4th Brigade, 1st Kandak Aid Station, and the Garrison Support Unit Troop Medical Clinic continue to partner with their American advisors, 1st Lt. Bryan Spear, medical logistics officer, and Pfc. Luis Simeon, a combat medic, both assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), in order to meet and eventually surpass the lofty goals set by Corps' Surgeon Lt. Col. Rahimi.

  • Soldiers in competition for top spot

    Feb 23, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 15, 2013) -- The sun begins to rise on the mountains of Khowst province as Soldiers assigned to different units within 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ready their gear and each other while being briefed on the intense upcoming events for the day. Nineteen Soldiers competed in the Brigade non-commissioned officer and Soldier of the quarter competition on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Feb. 15. Their task was to travel a fivemile loop, dressed in all of their battle equipment, stopping at different points on the trail to do different stations that would test their basic Soldiering skills while being in a deployed environment.

  • ANSF achieves Afghan-sustainable success

    Nov 30, -0001

    While much of the rest of the world looks for answers to the questions that surround the fate of Afghanistan after coalition forces leave in 2014, one group of people is working to make Afghanistan a better and safer place right now and for the future: the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Choosing the road less travelled and making a difference

    Nov 30, -0001

    e squints as the alarm clock blasts at 3:30 a.m., Spc. Kyle Gutfleisch is one of 29 soldiers who make up Route Clearance Platoon 73, C Company, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He and the platoon are about to conduct a route clearance mission along Highway 7. He grabbed his toothbrush and shaving kit and walked to the closest latrine to conduct his personal hygiene.

  • Afghan Government calms winter woes

    Nov 30, -0001

    During February, Afghan Department of Natural Disaster and Relief Staff have been distributing food and winterization items to those less fortunate within Uruzgan province.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno Visits Kandahar, Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Chief of Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno visits Kandahar where he receives updates from key leaders and visits soldiers. Also available in high definition.

  • Army Chief of Staff meets with CTF 4-2 leaders

    Nov 30, -0001

    On his recent visit to Afghanistan, Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno, met with leaders from Combined Task Force 4-2 Feb. 22, here.

  • Afghan National Security Forces Graduate Countering Improvised Explosive Device Trainers, Package

    Nov 30, -0001

    Package about Afghan National Security Forces taking another step forward, by graduating a class of Train the Trainers for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Army Blues on Hollywood's red carpet

    Feb 22, 2013

    Col. Martha Brooks never envisioned herself rubbing elbows with Hollywood's finest actors and actresses, but that is exactly what she'll be doing on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Award celebration this month.

  • 2nd 'Warhorse' BCT, 4ID arrives to train

    Feb 22, 2013

  • 2nd BCT, 4ID 'Lonestar' Battalion engages community

    Feb 22, 2013

  • Tripler celebrates grand opening of single family room NICU

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of its single family room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Feb. 14, here.

  • Senior enlisted advisor visits Greely

    Feb 25, 2013

    Missile Defense Complex operated by 49th MDB Soldiers part of visit

  • Tripler unveils first bariatric room

    Feb 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center held the grand opening for its first bariatric room for patients recovering from surgery, Feb. 14.

  • Vietnam draftee looks back on a fulfilling career

    Feb 22, 2013

    First Sgt. David Blow, outgoing deputy commandant for the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has a few of his college textbooks on his desk. He is studying to transition into the audiology field, following an Army career that began in 1969. Blow came into an Army that was what he called "primarily a draft Army."

  • FORSCOM 'Brown Bag Lunch' Series highlights Army Campaigns, accomplishments

    Feb 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters staff kicked off a series of monthly "Professional Development Brown Bag Lunches," at the command's Fort Bragg, N.C. Headquarters, Feb. 22. The series features discussions, displays, and in some cases, personal reflections on the Army battles and campaigns for which the conference and meeting rooms in the headquarters are named. More than 70 Soldiers and Army civilian employees attended the first session --- "The Liberation and Defense of Kuwait."

  • Measuring the ice on Lake Pepin 2013

    Feb 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, begin taking this year's annual Lake Pepin ice measurements, Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Corps takes ice measurements on Lake Pepin each year to predict the navigational outlook on the Upper Mississippi River. Located on the Mississippi River between Red Wing, Minn., and Wabasha, Minn., Lake Pepin is the location of choice for these measurements because it's the last part of the navigation channel where the ice breaks up due to the slower river current in the lake.

  • Lieutenant continues march toward pro football dream

    Feb 22, 2013

    Second Lt. Rockne Belmonte shines at professional combine and readies for upcoming events.

  • SIPRNet migration to take place on FH

    Feb 22, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network, or SIPRNet, locally managed exchange email accounts will be migrated to a centrally managed Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, on Thursday. This is an effort to move DoD assets to "the cloud" to consolidate resources and reduce costs, according to Ken Forner, chief, Server Management Branch, Fort Huachuca Network Enterprise System.

  • Partnerships emphasized at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 26, 2013

    A panel of Army leaders and industry executives at the Association of the U.S. Army's Winter Symposium focused on sustaining the Industrial Base through partnerships, Feb. 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Emphasizing the need for a viable Industrial Base, John B. Nerger, executive deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, opened the panel.

  • Final farewell for inaugural staff

    Feb 22, 2013

    More than 30 active duty, reserve and National Guard service members were recognized for their support during the 57th Presidential Inauguration by Joint Task Force - National Capital Region Inaugural Support Deputy Commander Brig. Gen. James P. Scanlan during an awards ceremony at Fort Lesley. J. McNair, Feb. 22

  • Kentucky NG Soldiers prepare to train Jordanian Army

    Feb 22, 2013

    After several weeks of training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, more than 170 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers say they are ready to deploy to Jordan to train members of the Jordanian Army. The Soldiers, part of 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery spent their mobilization training focusing not only on their survival skills, but on their trainer-mentor skills. Trainer mentors assigned to First Army Division East's 177th Armored Brigade ensured the NG Soldiers are ready for their upcoming tour. "I see a challenge ahead for all of us," said Staff Sgt. Kenneth Johnson, a 1-623rd platoon leader, a native of Burkesville, Ky. "This is a mission where we are training Soldiers of a different culture."

  • FH-trained tracker Airmen protect Bagram

    Feb 22, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A group of Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron is combining the old-school skills of tracking with modern technology to bring a new capability to the fight.

  • Black history celebrated on FH in spite of inclement weather

    Feb 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Snow and inclement weather did not prevent Fort Huachuca from recognizing African Americans or their place in U.S. History this month. As planned, the Black History Month celebration was held on Wednesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The theme for this year's observance was, "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington."

  • 18th Fires' Female Officer Pilot Program Leads the Way

    Feb 22, 2013

    In July 2012, the brigade broke new ground by assigning the first female Field Artillery officers to cannon batteries. The move was part of a pilot program that preceded the announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta which repealed the sanctions against women serving in male-only positions.

  • 81st Civil Affairs Battalion opens new Cyber Cafe

    Feb 22, 2013

    Nicole Woods tests out the new 81st Civil Affairs Battalion Cyber Cafe by utilizing Skype to contact her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Woods, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. The Cyber Cafe was a team effort between the 81st CA Unit Ministry Team and the Family Readiness Group that utilized donated equipment and supplies to offer a zero-cost solution for family members to communicate with deployed service members. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David House, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Public Affairs)

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