Archive: Feb 2013

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  • 81st Civil Affairs Battalion opens new Cyber Cafe

    Nov 30, -0001

    Nicole Woods and her son Owen enjoy treats while celebrating the grand opening of the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion Cyber Cafe. The Springfield, Mo., native said that she enjoys being able to contact her husband of seven years, 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)

  • Wisconsin ADT deploys, assists with farming techniques

    Feb 22, 2013

    Despite a record cold winter, a Wisconsin National Guard Agriculture Development Team recently completed training and deployed to Afghanistan. "The Wisconsin ADT is highly motivated and well trained, and has experience built in with several Soldiers who have been deployed previously, " said Sgt. 1st Class Javier Font, of Cottage Grove, Wis. Font is the medic assigned to the team. Trainer mentors assigned to First Army Division East ensured the team was prepared for all aspects of the ADT mission. The all-encompassing training ranges from land management to primitive farming techniques to providing security.

  • PMCS Goes Digital: Teaming Up to Build Apps for the Future

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Power Environmental Directorate (PED) of the CECOM Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) strives to make preventative maintenance information regarding mobile power more accessible to the Warfighter. In partnership with the Field Support Directorate (FSD), PED designed and developed a mobile application or an "app" that can be downloaded to any Android phone or tablet and provides the same Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) information found in Technical Manuals.

  • Army ManTech Program bridges gap between lab and Soldier

    Feb 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Transitioning a technology prototype from an Army engineer's laboratory to the Soldier on the ground is filled with potential obstacles. To overcome challenges associated with manufacturing Soldiers' equipment, from helicopters to helmets, the U.S. Army enlists the Manufacturing Technology Program, commonly known as ManTech.

  • 'Service to the Line'

    Feb 22, 2013

    Col. Edward M. Daly, U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance and commandant of the Ordnance School, (right), speaks with Brig. Gen. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, for a few minutes about training initiatives and the state of the Ordnance Corps Feb. 22.

  • Huntsville Center engineers win special awards

    Feb 22, 2013

    Two U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center employees received special recognition Feb. 21 from the Society of American Military Engineers Huntsville Post.

  • Hungarian officials recognize CA Soldiers for humanitarian efforts

    Feb 22, 2013

  • Nominations for 2013 ACC annual awards due Feb. 28

    Feb 22, 2013

    Nominations for the 2013 Army Contracting Command Annual Awards are due Feb. 28.

  • An enduring service to a solemn mission

    Feb 22, 2013

    His change in uniforms hasn't stopped Eugene Burks's passion for the mission of the United States Army Caisson Platoon. More than 30 years later after initially stepping foot into the barn, Burks's continues to pass on the traditions to the current Caisson Soldiers.

  • Marines honor 68th anniversary of Iwo Jima

    Feb 22, 2013

    Today's Marines saluted the uncommon valor of yesterday's Marines Feb. 22 as members of Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall, marked the 68th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima by participating in a wreath laying ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington.

  • Huntsville Center shares National Engineers Week with local students

    Feb 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville celebrated National Engineers Week by meeting with more than 300 juniors and seniors at J.O. Johnson High School in north Huntsville Feb. 21.

  • USACE Galveston District hosts LSU students

    Feb 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 22, 2013) -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regional Environmental Specialist Janelle Stokes couldn't have been more pleased when she learned she would be presenting an overview of the district's Beneficial Use Program to a group of visiting Louisiana State University students who are just as interested in dirt as she is, and on their way to becoming the next leaders in the field of landscape architecture.

  • Next generation smartphone technology capable of diagnostic biological detection

    Feb 25, 2013

    The latest applications for smartphones go beyond the conveniences of modern society--they save lives. ECBC scientists have teamed with UCLA to develop a smartphone app that collects and analyzes bio samples, geotags the location and sends the results to a lab for further review.

  • Video games help CYSS students get fit

    Feb 22, 2013

    Forty-one kindergarten students at Fort Belvoir's Markham School Age Center engaged in a unique fitness and endurance-building exercise Feb. 11, during a Wii Fit session, an interactive program in which participants run a virtual cross-country race using a Wii video game entertainment center. The students run in place while cartoonlike characters mimic their motions and cover distances on the television screen. The machine keeps track of speed and calories burned while prompting the runners to pick up the pace to catch the "race guide" or to slow down in order to conserve energy.

  • Soldiers learn how to face adversity during course

    Feb 22, 2013

    Learning to thrive in the face of challenges and how to bounce back from adversity are skills that can be taught and learned. In-processing Soldiers and Fort Belvoir community members learned just such skills during Fort Belvoir's first Master Resiliency Training pilot course Feb. 13-14 and, in the near future, anyone on Fort Belvoir may be able to attend such training.

  • Family Child Care searching for new providers

    Feb 22, 2013

    Military spouses and dependents seeking a job they can take with them from installation to installation should consider becoming a Family Child Care provider. The FCC program provides employees Child Development Services certification training and professional development opportunities.

  • NSRDEC, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers

    Feb 25, 2013

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

  • Faces of the Force: Tracking Career Development

    Feb 22, 2013

    In this edition of Faces of the Force, take a peek behind the scenes and get to know Cory Foster, one of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center's (USAASC) career development experts who ensures that Army aquisition careers stay on track.

  • Soldiers display military experiences at art gallery

    Feb 22, 2013

    Servicemembers turned their wartime uniforms into works of art as part of their therapy to rehabilitate from substance abuse, physical wounds and mental injuries. The art expressed the military experiences of veterans, who also used the spoken word to discuss their thoughts and emotions with civilian guests at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton, Va., Feb. 15.

  • Families, Soldiers need to save for emergencies, retirement

    Feb 22, 2013

    Soldiers and Family members will learn why it's important to start saving their money now, especially for retirement, on Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Military Saves Week provides Families and Soldiers at Fort Belvoir advice on the benefits of opening a savings account, emergency funds account and a retirement fund during the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program's "Reasons to Save for the Future" class.

  • Soldiers provide to, benefit from Army Emergency Relief program

    Feb 22, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Army Emergency Relief program kicks off its annual campaign March 5 with a ceremony at the Community Center from 10 to 11 a.m. The campaign begins March 4 and runs through May 15. AER, a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1942, is dedicated solely to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own" by providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families. In 2012, AER provided $76.8 million dollars in assistance to more than 59,000 recipients.

  • Documentary educates in a SHARP way

    Mar 29, 2013

    It wasn't a typical SHARP training event. On Thursday, close to 100 Soldiers and civilians in U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command on Fort Belvoir gathered for their required Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program training and watched the critically acclaimed documentary film "The Invisible War."

  • CSA visits Soldiers in Southern Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited several posts in Southern Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013.

  • Civil Affairs hosts USAID

    Feb 22, 2013

    When disaster strikes in another country, the U.S. may respond in a variety of ways. Private citizens may travel to the area to lend assistance. Charitable organizations may collect funds for disaster relief and celebrities may hold benefit concerts.

  • Professionalism stressed during Center for the Army Profession and Ethic meeting

    Feb 25, 2013

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians learned about the five essential characteristics of the Army Profession and the three criteria for certification as an Army Professional during a Center for the Army Profession and Ethic meeting at Thurman Hall, Fort Belvoir, Va., Feb. 14. The five essential characteristics include military expertise, honorable service, trust, espirit de corps and stewardship of the profession while the three criteria are competence, character and commitment.

  • Event honors African-American achievements

    Feb 22, 2013

    Through history and music, the Fort Carson community celebrated African-American History Month at the Elkhorn Conference Center Tuesday at an observance hosted by the Fort Carson Equal Opportunity Program.

  • Leaders praise armed forces' bond with local communities

    Feb 22, 2013

    Families, businessmen, politicians, vendors and servicemembers filled Alexandria's Market Square on President's Day to hear community leaders speak about the partnership between the military and civilian partners in the Quantico/Belvoir area. The ceremony, sponsored by the Quantico/Belvoir Regional Business Alliance, commemorated the historical bond between the civilian community and military during an Armed Forces Community Covenant signing Monday.

  • DoD notifies Congress of possible civilian furloughs in the event of sequestration

    Feb 22, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta informed Congress Wednesday that furloughs could be necessary if the severe budget cuts of sequestration are implemented March 1. Panetta reaffirmed the Department of Defense's commitment to provide for the security of the United States. However, he warned of lapses in readiness due to the fiscal constraints of sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution.

  • Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2013

    The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team loads equipment for training mission

    Feb 22, 2013

    The putrid smell of exhaust and gasoline cut through the subfreezing temperature, Tuesday, as Staff Sgt. Juan Rivera motioned the M1 Abrams forward onto the rail car.

  • BAMC Beat: Focus on Warriors' Ability

    Feb 22, 2013

    Marine Cpl. Sebastian Gallegos was browsing a store in South Texas when he overheard a passerby talking about his robotic arm.

  • SMA Chandler, wife visit Fort Polk

    Feb 22, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and his wife Jeanne, visited Soldiers and families at Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in Southern Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Soldiers at an observation post next to Forward Operation Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013.

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno speaks with Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno reenlists soldiers from Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Feb. 22, 2013. Odierno had a small group discussion and lunch with the soldiers following the ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell)

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, left, promotes Warrant Officer Shaun Mance to the rank of chief warrant officer 2 at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Austin Noreiga receives a Purple Heart from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Feb. 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell)

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, right, greets Soldiers assigned to Regional Command-South in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, center, chief of staff of the Army greets key leaders from Regional Command - South, during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2013. Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and leaders in Regional Command - South to get updates on how well the Army is preparing and training Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Hughes, left, the 3rd Infantry Division's deputy commanding general for maneuver, welcomes Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • School liaisons help military children obtain good education

    Feb 22, 2013

    What does the school liaison representative on a military installation do?

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers unite for prayer, faith, food at National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 22, 2013

    More than 300 soldiers gathered at the Fort Bragg Club to dine, mingle and pray during the 60th annual National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 20.

  • Cruising to a Crash

    Feb 22, 2013

    It had been a great day at the Atlanta Supercross. Three first-timers and I had driven five hours from Clarksville, Tenn., for the evening show and were determined to have as much fun as possible. We arrived early so we could spend plenty of time in the pits admiring the finely tuned machinery. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and soon it was time for the long trip home. While we didn't know it at the time, the return trip would provide nearly as much excitement as the races.

  • Myer ladies are Capital Classic champs

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Fort Myer Lady Generals' business is finished this 2012-2013 basketball season.

  • Loaded bracket plays against men's title repeat

    Feb 22, 2013

    Feb. 15's Capital Classic tournament pairings draw placed the Fort Myer Generals men's basketball team, the Fort Bragg and the Quantico men's basketball teams all in the same bracket in the 14-team tournament.

  • Kaiserslautern NCO turns finances around with ACS help

    Feb 22, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- When Staff Sgt. Joe Kibe recently vacationed with his family in Spain, his mind rested easy knowing his finances were in order. That wasn't the case a year or so ago, before Army resources helped him tackle debts.

  • JBM-HH celebrates National African American history month

    Feb 22, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated National African-American History Month Feb. 20 at the community center.

  • Professional Development Toolkit spotlight graphic

    Feb 22, 2013

    Professional Development Toolkit spotlight graphic

  • Command climate survey extended

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Command Climate Survey deadline has been extended to March 4.

  • Cougar wrestlers take Division II title at European Championships

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Vicenza Cougars capped a stellar season by taking the Division II title in DoDDS-European Wrestling Championship play in Wiesbaden, Germany, Feb. 15-16. The Cougars amassed a total of 108 points for their first-place finish, followed by SHAPE in second place with 89 points and Aviano in third with 62.5 points

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign kicks off Tuesday

    Feb 22, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Army Emergency Relief Campaign kicks off from 10-10:35 a.m. Feb. 26 at the joint base community center. An observance of Military Saves Week follows the AER kick-off from 10:35 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Army Community Service staffers and military financial institution representatives on hand to answer questions about budgeting, savings accounts and other tools that can help ensure financial independence for servicemembers and their Families.

  • Action steps to 'Set a goal, make a plan, save automatically'

    Feb 22, 2013

    This is the final installment of a three part series discussing the theme of the 2013 Military Saves Week campaign theme: "Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically."

  • ACAP seminars and workshops available at JBM-HH

    Feb 22, 2013

    Looking to find a job, buy a home or put your finances in order? The Army Career and Alumni Program, at Bldg. 404 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, has a class for that.

  • Italian and American students explore Asiago together

    Feb 22, 2013

    Science, math and history, English and Italian, may seem like vastly different school subjects, but for 16 Vicenza High School students and 22 students from Vicenza's Liceo Scientifico "G.B. Quadri," all of these subjects and skills came into play during a joint school trip to the "Colle Pennar" planetarium-observatory and war memorial in Asiago Feb. 5.

  • Breathe your way to better health

    Feb 22, 2013

    Your breathing can be a powerful ally in coping with temporary physical and emotional states during stress. The Army's new Tactical Breather mobile application, available through T2 Health, the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, is a great tool for initiating the body's relaxation response

  • Warrior Challenge warms up wintery Valentine's Day

    Feb 22, 2013

    Cupid was doing his best to warm things up for the St. Valentine's Day Warrior Challenge, but Jack Frost put a definite chill in the air Feb. 14 at the Sports and Fitness track on Caserma Ederle. Sixteen 2-member teams took part in this sixth Warrior Challenge event put on by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation for Soldiers and Families. Competitors in five categories charged through 9 Valentine's-themed obstacles and challenges.

  • ANSF achieves Afghan-sustainable success

    Feb 22, 2013

    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. During a recent operation, the 201st Corps of the Afghan National Army achieved remarkable success in Kapisa Province.

  • AFN Livorno bids arrivederci to Camp Darby

    Feb 22, 2013

    The microphones are switched off, the soundboard no longer glows with life and the red "On Air" light has ceased flashing -- telltale signs of the end of an era on Camp Darby. After nearly 30 years of live local broadcasting to the military community in northern Italy, American Forces Network Livorno signed off for the final time Feb. 14.

  • Club Beyond teens have winter blitz in Alps

    Feb 22, 2013

    Thirty-seven Vicenza High School students rang in the New Year with fireworks in the Austrian Alps while attending a weeklong Military Communities Youth Ministries-sponsored camp, Winter Blitz 2012-2013, at the Olympia Hotel in Innsbruck, Austria. About 350 Air Force, Navy and Army teenagers attended along with Club Beyond staff and volunteers. Club Beyond Vicenza was represented by its largest number of participants ever, a turn out due at least in part to 30 students receiving scholarship support through MCYM donors.

  • Vicenza Middle School students explore Venice Carnevale

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Italian 2 class at Vicenza Middle School had a chance to practice their Italian while combining a photo scavenger hunt with Carnevale in Venice Feb. 7.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers Work With Afghan Uniform Police to Improve Afghan Logistics

    Feb 22, 2013

    Texas National Guard soldiers with Security Force Assistance Team Tombstone, work with the Spin Boldak Afghan Uniform Police to improve Afghan logistical process. Includes sound bites from Maj. Bryan Carrico, Team Leader, Security Force Assistance Team 20 "Tombstone". Also available in high definition.

  • Albanian Special Operations Forces Transfers of Authority

    Feb 22, 2013

    Albanian Special Operations Forces team Eagle 5 tranfers authority of their missions in the district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan to team Eagle 6 Feb. 14, 2013. Republic of Albania SOF units have directly supported NATO and International Security Assistance Force operations since 2003. Produced by SGT. Michael Needham. Also available in High Definition.

  • Planting green space at Del Din

    Mar 5, 2013

    As Del Din prepares to open in the second half of this year, outfitting of the facilities is in full swing and goes well beyond the singular structures. Providing Soldiers an attractive, well-organized landscape design plays an important role in the sustainability strategies of an installation that aims at being a model for the stewardship of natural resources.

  • Spin Boldak, Afghanistan's First District Shura

    Feb 22, 2013

    Government, military and civilian leaders of the district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan meet for the first time to discuss the future of the district. Produced by Sgt. Michael Needham.

  • ISAF Joint Command operational update

    Nov 30, -0001

    An Afghan and coalition security force killed a Taliban improvised explosive device expert, Zekeria, during a security operation in Chahar Darah district, Kunduz province, Feb. 21.

  • An amputee returns to the battlefield

    Nov 30, -0001

    It's clear from the way Staff Sgt. Brandon Vilt moves around the maintenance bay of Delta Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lighthorse, that he has his mission in mind. An OH-58 "Kiowa" helicopter crew chief responsible for the maintenance of the troop's fleet, he and his soldiers keep the "moshshe"-Pashtu for mosquito because of its bite and illusiveness, and the nickname for the Kiowa-flying to bring the fight to the enemy.

  • Warrior Brigade soldiers begin historic mission

    Nov 30, -0001

    TOA: a Polynesian word for "warrior." This could not be a more fitting word for members of the Cross Functional Team Warrior, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), after the transfer of authority ceremony, or TOA, held Feb. 13 at Forward Operating Base Thunder in Paktya province, Afghanistan.

  • Issue Brief by ACTE and Army examines role of Career and Technical Education in leader development

    Feb 22, 2013

    Despite the high unemployment rates many read about, an estimated three million jobs remained unfilled in the U.S. in 2012. The difference is due to a skills gap, with employers finding they are unable to identify job candidates with the desired skill sets. Among the skills employers find most critical -- and most deficient among today's job applicants -- is leadership. With support from the U.S. Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG), the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) published an Issue Brief examining the role of career and technical education (CTE) in leadership development. Army programs like the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) contribute positively to narrowing the skills gap and preparing students for careers. JROTC's effective "leadership curriculum" includes everything from teaching motivational principles, to providing management experience, to encouraging character development and self-assessment.

  • African nations to welcome 'Dagger' Brigade Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2013

    The United States has been asked by nations in Africa to assist in their training and other security requirements, said a battalion commander of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

  • Soldiers clear snow for local community

    Feb 21, 2013

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, lent their helping hands to its local neighbor by sweeping snow away from the city walk ways, Feb. 5.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Brigade conducted M16 shooting range

    Feb 22, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted an M16 shooting range in Kouma Range at Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2013. The purpose of this training was to make sure Soldiers are qualified to shoot their weapons so they are always ready to fight tonight. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Alpha Distro, 70th BSB conducts CBRN training

    Feb 22, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Distribution Company A, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted quarterly gas chamber training on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 21, 2013. During the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear portion of the training, Soldiers were required to qualify in the gas chamber and then conduct detailed troop decontamination in order to receive a "go" for the event. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released). For many more photos of this event visit www.flickr.com/photos/2id/sets/72157632815351033/.

  • Foreign military sales growth area for Army

    Feb 25, 2013

    Selling military hardware to allied nations is a way to keep weapon production lines hot, ensure the viability of America's industrial base, and strengthen ties with the militaries that buy the equipment. Foreign military sales is a growth area for the future, and a good idea, said the commander of Army Materiel Command.

  • Thunder Inn celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The Thunder Inn Soldiers celebrated Black History Month with special music and food service during lunch hours for Soldiers to enjoy with their meal at the 210th Fires Brigade Thunder Inn Dinning Facility on Camp Casey, South Korea, February 21. (U. S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Army breaks ground on first privatized apartments for junior enlisted

    Feb 25, 2013

    Officials broke ground at Fort Meade, Md., Feb. 20, 2013, at the construction site of Reece Crossings, the Army's first on-post, garden-style apartment complex for unaccompanied junior-enlisted service members.

  • 8TSC Senior NCO team wins 2013 Swamp Romp

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- Servicemembers from all branches competed in the 2013 Swamp Romp, at Marine Corps. Base Hawaii, Feb. 16. Teams of six crawled through the mud and over obstacles, sped down wooden slides into ponds, and struggled across the beach. Some came for the fun and camaraderie, but one team in particular clearly came to win.

  • Quiet professional receives Purple Heart Medal

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- His co-workers describe him as a quiet professional who's at the top of the knowledge pool in his field, yet willing to work with Soldiers at all levels. "You get some of those people in the Army that are flashy and show-boaters. We call them spotlight rangers," said Lt. Col. Michael Legler, the Assistant Chief of Staff for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. "That is the total opposite of Mr. Dearing."

  • Army South uses LCUs during Integrated Advance 2013

    Feb 21, 2013

    Army South uses Landing Craft Utility vessels during Integrated Advance 2013.

  • Army South and Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 21, 2013

    US Army South and Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, gather to celebrate Black History Month. Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Merline Pitre.

  • Army South Mentors Youth

    Feb 21, 2013

    NCOs from U.S. Army South mentor students from the San Antonio Academy at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • History began on McChord Field

    Feb 21, 2013

    Pilots with the 7th Bomber Group who flew the Doolittle Raid on Japan after Pearl Harbor trained on what is now Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Hutchison: ACC ops tempo higher than envisioned

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A month after becoming the Army Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general, Michael Hutchison has learned that the ACC headquarters here is a busy place.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Ranada Lowe

    Feb 21, 2013

    When Sgt. 1st Class Ranada Lowe left Cape Giradeau, Mo., she took with her blessings from her mother and grandmother as she started a new life in the U.S. Army.

  • 51C NCOs train as the Army fights

    Feb 22, 2013

    According to the Army Contracting Command's senior noncommissioned officer, the Joint contracting Readiness Exercise conducted Jan. 14-Feb. 1 at Fort Bliss, Texas, is the type of training that will help 51C contracting NCOs advance their skills and achieve the level of expertise needed during deployment operations.

  • Marines' cannons, rockets make 'lion' roar

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The 14th Marine Regiment came to Fort Sill Feb. 6-10 to prepare for a deployment that will take them to Morocco for a combined exercise called African Lion 2013.

  • Students tear up Twin Oaks' lanes

    Feb 21, 2013

  • Vets share Iwo Jima survival stories

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On board the USS Hamlin (AV-15), Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Kennedy, then-19 years old, watched the Battle of Iwo Jima through a pair of binoculars Feb. 20, 1945.

  • 214th FiB gives valentines to veterans

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Commanders, sergeants major and first sergeants from the 214th Fires Brigade traveled to Dallas, to visit veterans Feb.14 at the nation's second largest Veterans Affairs medical center.

  • Sill announces new sports specialist

    Feb 21, 2013

  • Fort Bragg's Iron Mike Statue

    Feb 21, 2013

  • 529th Signal Company prepares to deploy

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- More than 40 signal 529th Signal Company Soldiers are performing pre-deployment Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) training at Fort Sill, as they prepare to deploy with 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery.

  • Exercise trains 'Copperhead' Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Servicemembers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, known as the Copperhead Battalion, trained in a platoon-level field exercise Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, here.

  • University of Kentucky surgeon balances military, civilian career

    Feb 21, 2013

    Balancing a demanding career as University of Kentucky's chief of general thoracic surgery with an Army obligation hasn't always been easy. But Dr. Timothy Mullett has been successful on both fronts.

  • IM basketball game recaps

    Feb 21, 2013

  • Oklahoma firefighters burn to learn on Fort Sill

    Feb 22, 2013

    Hundreds of firefighters from across Oklahoma gathered Feb. 15-17 for the third annual Destry Horton Wildland and EMS School. The purpose of the school is to teach firefighters how to safely and effectively put out a wildland fire.

  • What actions to take when flagging a Soldier

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- While visiting units across the Fires Center of Excellence over the last few months, we noticed particular trends involving the suspension of favorable actions for Soldiers. We wanted to share this information with the Fort Sill team to clear up any misconceptions regarding flags.

  • Army North DCG serves as keynote speaker during Univ. of Phoenix 2013 commencement

    Feb 21, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen Jr., deputy commanding general for support, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), was the keynote speaker Feb. 16 at the Alamodome during the 2013 University of Phoenix Commencement Ceremony.

  • World War II-era warehouse upgrades completed by Corps

    Feb 21, 2013

    Construction has been completed on upgrades to existing World War II-era storage warehouses and the infrastructure around them at Pine Bluff Arsenal.

  • University of Kentucky surgeon balances civilian, military career

    Nov 30, -0001

    Balancing a demanding career as University of Kentucky's chief of general thoracic surgery with an army obligation hasn't always been easy. But Dr. Timothy Mullett has been successful on both fronts.

  • Army North CG swears in future soldiers at SA rodeo

    Feb 21, 2013

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, administered the Oath of Enlistment to 48 of the Army's newest Soldiers Feb. 15 during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo at the AT&T Center. Caldwell is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and the senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis; Rhodes is his senior enlisted leader.

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