Archive: Feb 2013

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  • 470th MI Brigade program accentuates language proficiency

    Feb 15, 2013

    Cryptologic linguists must know a foreign language before becoming part of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, but they must maintain and improve their language proficiency while they are assigned to it. And the brigade's Command Language Program helps to ensure that.

  • Garrison challenge to boost wellness

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Col. Paul Hossenlopp, Fort Sill Garrison commander and a lifelong fitness proponent, initiated his wellness challenge, seeking to promote healthy weight loss and increased fitness in employees.

  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System: Smooth takeoff to new opportunities

    Feb 15, 2013

    As we continue to get deeper into the Army's Ready, Resilient and Army Strong campaign, I am reminded how this campaign extends beyond a Soldier's active-duty service. This campaign also supports our Soldiers and their Families as they transition from Army life to life as productive and trusted veteran members of our society.

  • Post provides temporary pastures for longhorns

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- After three major back-to-back wildfires and drought conditions destroyed about 70 percent of its grazing areas, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge needed to find a place where its longhorns could graze. So its biologists turned to their neighbor Fort Sill.

  • Special tactics officer saves woman's life

    Feb 19, 2013

    An Airman was on his way to work the morning of Jan. 29, when he saw a Toyota Tundra veer off the road, hit an electrical pole at about 65 mph, and launch into a tree-lined ditch. He immediately rushed to the accident site where he found a woman, the driver of the vehicle, trapped in the truck. He rendered first aid and stayed with the woman until emergency medical service arrived to take over.

  • 214th Fires Brigade receives Army safety awards‏

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, 4th Infantry Division commanding general, presented four batteries from the 214th Fires Brigade with safety awards Jan. 29, here.

  • Fort Bragg MP noncommissioned officers tackle barracks responsibilities

    Feb 15, 2013

    Soldiers living in the barracks have seen a recent change in the way the barracks are being run at Fort Bragg and around the Army. Noncommissioned officers have reclaimed the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the bachelor enlisted quarters. Army leadership has ordered a revision of barracks management responsibility and created what is now known as the First Sergeant Barracks Program.

  • This Week in History: 16 February 1973

    Feb 15, 2013

    Army Security Agency Flies Last ARDF Mission in Vietnam

  • Sheridan Theater discontinues movies

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Fort Sill Sheridan Road Theater stopped showing movies in December, but the facility will continue to be used for ceremonial and training events, said Army & Air Force Exchange Service officials.

  • Read, understand Fort Sill's firearms regulations

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Safety is the main concern when we are putting people out on the range for recreation. Safety of the folks we are putting out as well as the safety of others using the range.

  • AER campaign to kick-off February 22nd

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- "Supporting Soldiers and their Families; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," is the theme for this year's Army Emergency Relief Campaign, which assists Soldiers and family members with financial needs through interest-free loans and grants.

  • 'Unity of effort' critical to Army's future effectiveness

    Feb 19, 2013

    If one overarching theme came out of this week's Winter Wargame Unified Quest 2013, it was the need for greater "unity of effort" between the Army and its joint and coalition partners, according to one of the service's top planners.

  • Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

    Feb 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it.

  • Graduates give kicks of approval for HH RAD course

    Feb 15, 2013

    The warning screams from within the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium racquetball court exceeded tolerable decibel levels. Purposeful sweep kicks and hammer punches whizzed through the air. Defensive combinations of foot stomps and elbow smashes were incorporated into tight time blocks of repetitive drills.

  • Food inspection specialists focus on prevention, education

    Feb 19, 2013

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • March is National Nutrition Month: "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day"

    Feb 15, 2013

    Every year in March dietitians work to raise awareness of what it means to eat a healthy diet. Each year the focus is different. This year the theme is, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." The intent is to focus on the fact that there is not a one-size fits all approach to healthy eating. We are all individuals, and each one of us has different eating patterns based on the foods we prefer, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions, and health concerns. This March during National Nutrition Month, dietitians throughout the United States, and the world, are highlighting "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day" in recognition of the diversity in our eating habits.

  • FMWR director has local roots

    Feb 15, 2013

    It was a kind of homecoming when Denise James, the new director of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, started her job here Nov. 19. As a Soldier, James worked as a medic at the installation's Rader Clinic when the facility had an emergency room.

  • National Prayer Breakfast helps reaffirm faith

    Feb 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In spite of snowfall on Monday and early Tuesday morning which delayed the beginning of the work day on Tuesday, the annual National Prayer Breakfast was held a few hours later than originally scheduled at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center here. The theme of this year's event was "The Healing Power of God."

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors deployment training for Malawi Defence Force

    Feb 19, 2013

    As part of African Deployment Partnership Training, four U.S. Army officers traveled to Salima, Malawi, to conduct convoy training with 32 Malawian Defence Force personnel, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • PTSD support available outside VA clinic

    Feb 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Honorable Allen Clark, founder of the Combat Faith organization and a Vietnam veteran, held a faith-based post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, workshop at the Fort Huachuca Main Post Chapel on Tuesday, where he explained his roller coaster experience with PTSD and how he has learned to cope and assist others who struggle with it.

  • FTX keeps 40th ESB in 'communications ready' mode

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, conducted a field training exercise, or FTX, in several Fort Huachuca training areas, Feb. 4. -- Wednesday.

  • Arlington community leader recalls going to school with president of the United States

    Feb 15, 2013

    Arlington County resident Elliott Mandel, president of the 540-member Lyon Park Citizens Association, didn't learn that students from his Hawaiian middle school alma mater were rehearsing on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall until after the fact. Students from the Honolulu-based Punahou School came to the base the Friday before the Jan. 21 presidential inaugural to rehearse for the big event, ensuring the notes and fancy footwork honed on a tropical island paradise were transferable to the below-freezing temperatures of Washington, D.C.

  • Bundt takes charge of KAHC

    Feb 15, 2013

    Col. Thomas S. Bundt, a Ph. D. and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, assumed command of Kenner Army Health Clinic from Col. Joseph Pina, who is moving to a medical command position at the Pentagon.

  • Caring for the Caregiver - Col. Rick Bowyer shares how his unit cared for their chaplain

    Feb 15, 2013

    Colonel Rick Bowyer shares a story when, while serving as a commander, he and his unit provided care and support to his unit chaplain in the midst of tragedy during a deployment

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

    Feb 15, 2013

    This is the second installment in a three-part series discussing the theme of the 2013 Military Saves Week campaign theme: "Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically." Last week's article discussed "Set a Goal."

  • Save the date, save your money: Military Saves campaign encourages financial responsibility, stabil

    Feb 15, 2013

    Urging military personnel and Family members to save for the future and budget their finances is the goal of Military Saves Week on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 25-March 2. The theme of the 2013 campaign is "Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically."

  • Dental commander talks readiness, offers civilian care

    Feb 15, 2013

    Commanders and other leaders got a close look at what the Baumholder Dental Clinic provides to the community during a command focused open house Feb. 1. The open house was a first for the Baumholder Dental Clinic and the idea originated from the clinic staff, who suggested it would be a good idea to reach out to the community.

  • Biehl takes command at HQ

    Feb 15, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Headquarters Command Battalion has a new leader as of Feb. 12. Lt. Col. Mark Biehl took the reins of the Army's largest battalion during a change of command ceremony at the JBM-HH Community Center. Biehl succeeds Lt. Col. Eric Fleming as HQ Bn. commander.

  • PAO garners 9 journalism awards

    Feb 15, 2013

    Members of Cadet Command's Public Affairs Office are recognized by TRADOC in the annual Keith L. Ware Awards.

  • Culinary Arts Faire comes to Baumholder High School

    Feb 15, 2013

    Culinary students from throughout Europe came to Baumholder American High School to compete in the second European Culinary Arts Faire Feb. 13 and 14. Nine teams from eight Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe competed in team and individual categories during the intense two-day event.

  • National Guard Bureau chief: Sequestration devastating to Guard, DOD

    Mar 13, 2013

    Sequestration and a year-long continuing resolution would significantly hinder the National Guard's ability to protect and defend the homeland, Gen. Frank Grass told the Senate Armed Services Committee, Feb. 12, 2013.

  • Embracing Life: Garrison National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 15, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the National Prayer Breakfast this year at Vogelweh's Armstrong Club. U.S. units in the Kaiserslautern Military Community regularly hold such events in early February. Guest speaker for this year's Army event was Chaplain (Col.) Christopher Wisdom, chaplain for Installation Management Command, Europe.

  • Albanian army Special Operations Forces visit Afghan leaders

    Feb 15, 2013

    Albanian army Special Operations Forces guard the perimeter of an isolated Afghan Uniform Police(AUP) checkpoint, while their leaders meet with the AUP commander near Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13, 2013. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann/Released)

  • 311th Signal Command spends day at Fern Elementary School

    Feb 15, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), brought their equipment for static display and interaction with students during Fern Elementary School's annual Drug Free Schools/Jump Rope for the Heart Field Day in Honolulu, Feb. 13.

  • A Team of Teams

    Apr 15, 2013

    Training conducted by the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department Feb. 14, in Bldg 299, ensures standardization and stability for hazardous materials response in the Quad City area.

  • Contracting team continues Kosovo mission support

    Feb 14, 2013

    In Kosovo, the contingency contracting office, which is under operational control of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, continues as an integral part of the sustainment to Camp Bondsteel, as well as to the U.S. forces stationed in the Balkans.

  • ACC supports Presidential Inaugural activities

    Feb 14, 2013

    When millions of people around the world watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building Jan. 21, little did they know that Army Contracting Command contracting officers had worked behind the scenes for months to help make the event a success.

  • JCRX-13: Coaches, mentors help participants stay on track

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-During the Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, contracting trainees in simulated regional contracting centers were able to depend on coaches, mentors and assessors for help as they worked their way through four days of military contracting training.

  • Spotlight on...Kim Tycer, ACC Chief Counsel

    Feb 14, 2013

    Kim Tycer joined the Army Contracting Command as its new chief counsel and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service on Jan. 28, 2013. Her previous assignment was as associate counsel in the Army Materiel Command Office of Command Counsel's Business Law Division.

  • I Corps leader setting fitness example

    Feb 14, 2013

    Command Sgt. Major John Troxell, almost 49, challenges young America's Corps Soldiers to focus on health and fitness.

  • Air rifle competition makes changes

    Feb 15, 2013

    Salt Lake City added as third site for JROTC service championships as a way to help programs defray travel costs.

  • Compost business booming despite budget challenges

    Feb 14, 2013

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord finds innovative ways to advance its environmental programs despite federal spending cuts.

  • Nichols outlines ACC's fiscal risk plan

    Feb 14, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Members of the Army Contracting Command must do everything they can to minimize the effect of the nation's budget uncertainty on the war fighter, ACC's commanding general said Feb. 7.

  • Soldiers conduct joint training with Air Force HAZMAT responders

    Apr 23, 2013

    While all soldiers receive some chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive training, the purpose of this course is familiarization with procedures and equipment soldiers would encounter in a joint service response to a real-world HAZMAT situation.

  • Vicksburg Soldier awarded Purple Heart, thank others for saving her life

    Feb 15, 2013

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Shirley D. Warner-Preacely was awarded the Purple Heart by Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general of 412th Theater Engineer Command, during a ceremony held here Saturday, Feb. 9, at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center.

  • Basic education classes putting Soldiers on track for new goals

    Feb 14, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Pfc. Oscar Gamboa knows he's not exactly the fastest runner in the Army. So he copes with it by running as much as he can. That, he said, is what it will take if his dream of joining the Army's elite Special Forces is ever to see the light of day.

  • 'Beyond the Horizon' Yellow Ribbon event assists Soldiers, families with deployment

    Feb 15, 2013

    Soldiers and Airmen from the New Hampshire National Guard scheduled to deploy next month in support of the Beyond the Horizon mission to El Salvador traveled through wintry weather in North Conway, N.H., Feb. 9, 2013, to participate in a pre-deployment event.

  • February is American Heart Month

    Feb 14, 2013

    Dugway Proving Ground - February is American Heart Month, and unfortunately, most of us know someone who has had heart disease or stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day. These conditions are also leading causes of disability preventing people from working and enjoying family activities.

  • Soldier Show vets wed on Valentine's Day

    Feb 15, 2013

    Soldier Show veterans Spc. Glenn Grainger and Spc. Whitney Jones were married on Valentine's Day on the same stage where they met at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • PBA worker's compensation costs under million for 4th year

    Feb 14, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal has reached another milestone in safety -- this time in the workers' compensation cost arena and long-term injury rolls.

  • US Army South participates in Integrated Advance 13

    Feb 14, 2013

    US Army South deploys to Cuba to participate in the US Southern Command sponsored excercise Integrated Advance 2013.

  • Ten Steps to a Federal Résumé

    Feb 14, 2013

    In today's ever changing and competitive workforce it is important to be prepared when applying for a new job. A strong résumé is the foundation to that application process, especially when applying for a federal position.

  • Professional Development Toolkit Hot Topic graphic

    Feb 14, 2013

    Professional Development Toolkit Hot Topic graphic

  • ASC hosts luncheon for Quad-Cities civic leaders

    Feb 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted a luncheon for civic leaders of the Quad-Cities Feb. 13 at historic Quarters 1 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Lewis Receives "Stars and Stripes" Award at Annual BEYA Conference

    Feb 14, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Ronald F. Lewis, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received the Army Stars and Stripes Award during the 27th annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Global Competitiveness Conference, held Feb. 7-9.

  • Local community donates SU game tickets to Fort Drum Soldiers

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Twenty-four Fort Drum Soldiers were invited to watch a Syracuse University basketball game Sunday in a box suite at the Carrier Dome, courtesy of four local companies that split the cost.

  • Fort Drum MP Soldiers attend Guardian Academy

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Three Military Police Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Rear, have been hitting the streets of Fort Drum in a squad car while participating in the ongoing Guardian Academy.

  • 10th Mountain Division air cavalry unit remembers pilots killed in 2009

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of 6th Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Six Shooters, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, donned their Stetsons for a unit ball Jan. 25 at the Commons at Dillenbeck's Corners. During the event, the cavalry troopers celebrated the life of four aviators who lost their lives four years ago to the day.

  • DoD, DoE, BAE Systems Celebrate Collaboration, Project Completion

    Feb 19, 2013

    Holston Army Ammunition Plant cuts the ribbon on a vital explosives manufacturing facility.

  • Fort Drum leads MICC in contract closeout

    Feb 14, 2013

    As contracting activities across the federal government battle a systemic crisis of closing out hundreds of thousands of overaged contracts, a dedicated plan of attack by contracting officials at Fort Drum, N.Y., has all but eliminated what once seemed an insurmountable backlog.

  • Baseball, jump roping registration through Feb. 28

    Feb 14, 2013

    Providing a variety of activities for children on Fort Rucker to participate in is vital to promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for youth, and providing different avenues for children to reach these goals is equally important, according to child, youth and school services officials.

  • Eagles soar over Guardians, 55-50

    Feb 14, 2013

    The 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment Eagles soared to a win in intramural basketball game with superior shooting and a bit of luck.

  • Fort Hood internet radio making strides to reach out to military community

    Feb 15, 2013

    FortHoodRadio.com will sign on with a new live morning show at Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 19, 2013.

  • Lyster commander seeks feedback

    Feb 14, 2013

    Over the past few years, receiving a mailed survey from the Army Medical Command Office of the Surgeon General after a recent appointment at Lyster has probably become commonplace.

  • EFMP donates materials to school library

    Feb 14, 2013

    The Exceptional Family Member Program donated more than 40 books and DVDs to the Fort Rucker Elementary School Library in January.

  • Mouth device in clinical trials as possible treatment for TBI

    Feb 14, 2013

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and NeuroHabilitation Corporation have created an electrode-covered oral device called a PoNS" to help treat patients with neural control issues.

  • Marriage program teaches better communication

    Feb 14, 2013

    All relationships have their ups and downs and their twists and turns, especially for military Families, so to help strengthen Fort Rucker Families, Army Community Service offers the ScreamFree Marriage Program to help bring Families closer together through respectful communication.

  • Senior leaders' spouses tour USAARL

    Feb 14, 2013

    Spouses of active and retired Army Aviation senior leaders received a tour of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker Jan. 29.

  • International students need local sponsors

    Feb 14, 2013

    For those seeking to expand their knowledge of another culture or wanting to help the Fort Rucker community, the International Military Student Office offers an opportunity for people to open their minds as a social student and spouse sponsor.

  • NCOA platoon digs up praise from Daleville community

    Feb 14, 2013

    Soldiers from the Noncommissioned Officers Academy were recognized for their selfless service to the Daleville Senior Center during a ceremony Feb. 7.

  • ACS offers Family resilience training

    Feb 14, 2013

    Military Family life has its share of ups and downs, but one Fort Rucker program hopes to provide Family members with the tools they need to get through difficult times.

  • Falcon Soldiers embraced by BOSS program

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Single Paratroopers from across the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division gathered at the 2nd BCT Consolidated Dining Facility to attend a breakfast hosted by the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Feb. 13, 2013 to discuss ways to improve services and meals available, and for an introduction to the services and events provided by the BOSS program.

  • Training tests survival plans

    Feb 14, 2013

    Preparing for a life-or-death situation can be a grim truth, but installation officials said it's a necessary reality that people need to face.

  • Members of the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion help teach EMT skills to high school students

    Nov 30, -0001

    Students provide simulated care to U.S. Army Maj. B.J. Patterson during an Emergency Medical Technician class at the Killeen Independent School District's new career center in Killeen, Texas, Feb. 7, 2013. Patterson is the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David House/Released)

  • Fort Lee hoops team downs Fort Meade, 78-64

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 14, 2014) -- The penetration and outside shooting of Donald Flowers along with the strong inside play of James Jones helped the Fort Lee Travellers men's basketball team to a 78-64 win over the Fort Meade Patriots Saturday at MacLaughlin Fitness Center.

  • Fort Drum officials launch battery recycling program

    Feb 15, 2013

    A unique Alkaline Battery Recycling Program on Fort Drum, N.Y., may be the first of its kind Army wide.

  • Fort Detrick Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 14, 2013

    Black History Month was observed at Fort Detrick by bringing together local schools and leaders.

  • FRG Symposium promotes teamwork, communication

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Running an effective family readiness group requires understanding and good communication between FRG volunteers and unit leadership. To ensure both groups are well-equipped with up-to-date information and to build cohesion, more than 300 commanders, senior enlisted leaders, family readiness support assistants and volunteers attended an FRG Symposium on Tuesday at Fort Drum.

  • Air Force opens doors for JROTC tour at Fort Lee

    Feb 14, 2013

    Leadership, self-discipline and confidence are all traits that parents hope to instill in their teens, which is the reason why extra-curricular high school activities like the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program are popular.

  • American Red Cross honors Soldiers as heroes

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the first time in more than 10 years, the Central New York chapter of the American Red Cross hosted a breakfast Feb. 6 in Watertown to honor police officers, firefighters, local citizens and Fort Drum Soldiers who have done extraordinary things to serve the local community.

  • Transitioning Soldiers get earlier start with ACAP

    Feb 15, 2013

    Gone are the days when transitioning Soldiers elected to go through the Army Career and Alumni Program 90 days before their separation from service.

  • Exchange takes steps to stop shoplifters

    Feb 14, 2013

    While the Exchange and other on-post shopping options are here to serve Soldiers and their Families, some people try to take advantage of these businesses through shoplifting and theft.

  • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant embraces renewable energy resources

    Feb 14, 2013

    Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is undertaking a two-phase installation of geothermal and photovoltaic systems at its administration building to help meet the Army Energy Security's mission to "make energy a consideration for all Army activities to reduce demand, increase efficiency, seek alternative sources, and create a culture of energy accountability while sustaining or enhancing operational capabilities."

  • With each milestone, a step toward equality

    Feb 14, 2013

    For the Mountaineer, I'm expected to be an objective expert on many facets of Army life. I report on Soldier trainings, Army policy and activities taking place around post. However, every so often an opportunity arises for reporters to voice their opinion on a subject, often one that is controversial.

  • Officers earn Ken Jordan nomination

    Feb 14, 2013

    Spc. Spencer Rozell's Friday nights begin the same way each week -- 9 p.m. he arrives at Fort Carson; 9:30 p.m. he's in a shift brief meeting; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. he's in his squad car, chasing taillights.

  • Guardsman claims top small arms honors

    Feb 14, 2013

    A California National Guardsman needed an extra suitcase to haul away the hardware he collected at this year's U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Army leaders plan for uncertain future

    Feb 14, 2013

    More than 100 leaders from across the Army, the Department of Defense, academia, and think tanks, met here this week at the "Winter Wargame Unified Quest 2013" event to plan for the future of the Army -- from about 2020 to 2030.

  • Stryker Brigade Combat Teams showcase capabilities

    Feb 14, 2013

    Envisioned in the late '90s and developed a few years later, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team combines maneuverability with functional firepower, serving as an effective tool in the fight to gain overmatch against the enemy. But more than just Soldiers go into this formation, the only one of its kind to feature three maneuver battalions.

  • MACH names employees of the year

    Feb 14, 2013

    Col. Mark Higdon, commander of Moncrief Army Community Hospital, and MACH Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Bond announced the hospital's 2012 employees of the year during a ceremony at Victory Conference Room.

  • Bolander discusses ANAD workload, workforce

    Feb 14, 2013

    Col. Brent Bolander, commander of Anniston Army Depot, addressed the quarterly meeting of the Anniston Satellite of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Tuesday. The meeting, held at the depot's DeSoto Pastime Center served as an introduction of Bolander to the AUSA chapter and enabled him to give the group an overview of the installation and its current operations.

  • WTU Soldiers win silver in Warrior Games

    Feb 14, 2013

    Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Jackson recently traveled to Fort Benning, Ga. and won the overall silver medal in the Warrior Games. Teams from Fort Stewart, Ga. and Fort Gordon, Ga. also participated in the four-day competition.

  • ANAD progressing with VPP

    Feb 14, 2013

    A three-member team from Concurrent Technologies, the Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Program Center of Excellence, conducted a VPP assessment at Anniston Army Depot the week of Feb. 4. ANAD is currently in stage two of the three-step VPP process.

  • Simulation systems provides Soldiers with realistic convoy experience

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 14, 2014) -- Pfc. Larry Black doesn't hold any unrealistic expectations. The young Soldier, who has never been deployed, realizes the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer -- a virtual environment convoy simulation -- can never be a replacement for the real thing, but a recent practice session convinced him that it is more than adequate as the next best thing.

  • Anniston Army Depot trains its future through DLAMP

    Feb 14, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot has long been a proponent of growing its own workforce -- from the high school and college cooperative education programs to the Depot Leadership and Management Program. DLAMP began in 2006 and, for its first five years, was hosted by Jacksonville State University. JSU used its civilian contacts to train the depot's future leaders, and training typically took students away from the installation for the duration of the course.

  • Army Reserve Officer Blesses the Land In Afghanistan Where his Army National Guard Stepson Fell

    Feb 14, 2013

    Army Reserve Colonel Frank Kestler, a New Yorker, visited the spot in Afghanistan where his Stepson, New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert fell while leading his 10th Mountain Soldiers in battle thanks to the help of New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Russell Clark and his Soldiers and Afghan National Police. The farm field near Arif Kala, Afghanistan looks nothing like a memorial. But that's what it became last Autumn as United States Army Reserve Col. Frank Kestler -- surrounded by a cordon of solemn warriors -- knelt and offered prayers for his stepson New York Army National Guard 1st. Lt. Joseph Theinert, who died in combat there a little over two years before. "To actually be there, where Joe was killed, was very sobering," Frank said.

  • Chamber of Commerce confers top award to ANCA, ANCDF Team

    Feb 14, 2013

    The combined mission success of the Anniston Chemical Activity and the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility was publicly recognized Feb. 1 by the outgoing chairman of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Sky Soldiers train land navigation with Italian peers

    Feb 14, 2013

    Four Sky Soldiers of the Vicenza, Italy, based 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team graduated from a three-week land navigation course taught by the 1st Tuscania Parachute Regiment, a division of the Italian Carabinieri Police Force. The Tuscania are a special operations-capable unit that can deploy anywhere in the world, and the only airborne group within the Carabinieri.

  • Athletes working to build competitve club

    Feb 14, 2013

  • Schools adopting new attendance policy

    Feb 14, 2013

    The Fort Jackson School District is working to implement a student attendance policy created by the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Tennessee Williams classic comes to life at Kleber Kaserne

    Feb 14, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- A gritty neighborhood in New Orleans' French Quarter is the setting for the Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," KMC Onstage's current production. The play, which won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for drama, is the first of two KMC Onstage entries into the 2013 IMCOM-Europe Tournament of Plays. Opening night is Feb. 22.

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