Archive: Feb 2013

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  • Black History month event set for Tuesday

    Feb 14, 2013

    U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn is scheduled to be the guest speaker at this year's Black History Month luncheon at Fort Jackson Tuesday.

  • Army Materiel Command Leadership Visits Fort Campbell Warfighters

    Feb 14, 2013

    Senior leadership, including the commanding general, from the Army Materiel Command, headquartered in Redstone Arsenal, Al., met with several military and civilian leaders on Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb 8.

  • 18th MPs conduct cultural awareness training for Afghanistan deployment

    Feb 14, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 18th Military Police brigade brought in experts to provide a cultural, regional and socio-political framework that sets the stage for leaders to understand, visualize, describe and assess the operational variables in Afghanistan prior to the units upcoming deployment.

  • Beyond borders: 21st TSC senior NCO takes on unique mentorship role in Afghanistan

    Feb 14, 2013

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command sergeant major deployed with the 16th Sustainment Brigade has taken a mentorship role with the first Afghan National Police female graduate of the Kabul Military Training Center's Sergeants Major Academy.

  • National Guard's State Partnership Program helps build relationships with African nations

    Feb 14, 2013

    A novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations. Known as the State Partnership Program, 54 states and territories are matched with countries around the globe to support U.S. national interests and security cooperation goals. National Guard organizations from eight states are matched with African partner nations. For example the North Dakota National Guard is partnered with Ghana Armed Forces and the California Guard is paired with Nigeria.

  • Qalat radio station complete, dedicated to fallen airman

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team as well as radio station officials dedicated the new Qalat Radio Station and upgraded tower in the memory of a fallen airman in Qalat Afghanistan, Jan. 17.

  • ANA proves skill at calling for fire; American, Romanian advisors amazed at skill and tenacity of ca

    Nov 30, -0001

    A team of Afghanistan National Army forward observers has a group of enemy combatants in sight - using a range finder they ascertain an exact location within a short distance of where this group is standing. A team of Afghanistan National Army forward observers has a group of enemy combatants in sight - using a range finder they ascertain an exact location within a short distance of where this group is standing.

  • Local leaders in Afghan district meet each other, their future

    Feb 15, 2013

    The district of Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, is moving forward after government, military and civilian leaders met at the district center Feb. 11, 2013, to discuss the future of the district and to help ensure stability.

  • Chandler, Romesha toast to the fallen

    Feb 14, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III shares the stage with former Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, and his daugher Gwen, at a reception for the nation's newest recipient of the Medal of Honor. Romesha earned the award for acts of valor, Oct. 3, 2009, at Combat Outpost Keating in Afghanistan. He was presented the award Feb. 11, 2013, by the President Barack H. Obama at the White House, and was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes the following day. Shown here, he and his daughter prepare to raise their glasses of soda to toast those who gave their lives in defense of fellow Soldiers. For more information about Romesha and his Medal of Honor citation, visit www.army.mil/medalofhonor/romesha/.

  • Lynch named Wiesbaden's Youth of the Year

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Winning is nothing new for U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Youth of the Year Natalia Lynch. The recipient of a slew of honors, including the Young Georgia Author Award in 2006, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Talent Search (for her involvement with the Wiesbaden band Volition) in 2012 and now Runner-Up in the Installation Management Command-Europe BGCA Military Youth of the Year competition, takes it all in stride.

  • Fight fans treated to action-packed evening at Black History Month Boxing Tournament

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was an evening that offered something for everyone -- knockdowns, slugfests, giveaways and sheer bravado in the ring.   "We're here as part of our Black History Month Celebration -- we've got a great evening planned for you," said U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa.

  • Classical piano performance, artistic recognition at Vicenza, Italy, schools

    Feb 14, 2013

    A cornucopia of artistic talent was on display at Vicenza Elementary and Middle Schools Friday on a day that saw classical music performances by renowned Italian pianist Davide Franceschetti and the recognition of student artists for their submissions to the National PTA-sponsored Reflections: The Magic of a Moment competition.

  • Waypoint #1: Follow up to CSA's Marching Orders

    Feb 14, 2013

    CSA Marching Orders: Waypoint #1

  • Health fair bridges gap between military, local communities

    Mar 26, 2013

    Rock Island Arsenal Fitness Center Health Fair, Feb. 13, invited vendors to share health, fitness and wellness opportunities in the QC. The RIA Fitness Center holds its annual health fair the week of Valentine's Day.

  • Home school students build jigsaw puzzles, friendships

    Feb 14, 2013

    In order for young home school students to have a chance for a new friendship and enjoy quality time with family, United Service Organizations Seoul celebrated National Jigsaw Puzzle Day here, Jan. 29.

  • Army provides public more time to submit comments on programmatic environmental assessment

    Feb 15, 2013

    The public review and comment period for the Programmatic Environmental Assessment and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for Army force structure reductions and realignments that may occur through 2020, originally scheduled to end Feb. 19, 2013, has been extended until, March 21, 2013.

  • Living Dream Leads to Tribal Liaison Work

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Alaska District's tribal liaison fell into harmony with her passion for cultural anthropology. For Amanda Shearer, it's part of a bigger dream.

  • Celebrating 112 years of service

    Feb 13, 2013

    Col. Vinette Gordon, deputy chief of the Army Nurse Corps, celebrated the organization's 112th birthday with a visit to Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.

  • Sequestration could mean training reduction for 80 percent of ground forces

    Feb 14, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff told lawmakers in very clear terms what budget reductions under sequestration would do to Soldiers and Army readiness, on Capitol Hill, Feb. 13, 2013.

  • Missouri Guard engineers to conduct annual training in Guantanamo Bay

    Feb 14, 2013

    A group of Missouri National Guardsmen are scheduled to spend their two weeks of annual training surveying land and designing a layout for a potential migrant camp in February, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Winning not the only goal at Small Arms Championships

    Feb 14, 2013

    Winning is the only goal in competition, except when it comes to the U.S. Army Small Arms Championships.

  • Army announces board results for senior DA civilian advancement opportunities

    Feb 13, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Feb 4, 2013)--Today, the Army's Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) program officials release the second ever set of board results for GS-14/15 and equivalent employees who have been selected to participate in career advancing opportunities, which includes developmental temporary duty assignments, Enterprise Placement program, Senior Service College and Defense Senior Leader Development program.

  • State Partnership Program helping build relationships in Africa

    Feb 14, 2013

    A novel and flexible program managed by the National Guard is assisting U.S. Army Africa to create and maintain relationships with African partner nations.

  • Tobyhanna connects world with language labs

    Feb 13, 2013

    Highly skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot specialists trek through some of the globe's most extreme environments to provide the means for foreign military forces to learn the English language. Enduring challenging working conditions in places like Burundi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, these expeditionary volunteers install labs that overcome the language barrier so foreign military can work effectively with U.S. forces abroad.

  • Army upgrades blue force tracking in Afghanistan to prepare for new network

    Feb 14, 2013

    With boots on the ground in Afghanistan, Project Manager Joint Battle Command-Platform is equipping Soldiers with the next-generation situational awareness tool known as Joint Capabilities Release, an upgrade that is being fielded both prior to and as part of Capability Set 13.

  • Soldiers support local school reading initiative

    Feb 13, 2013

    A few months ago, Capt. Jose M. Gamboa, B Team Leader, 2-307th Field Artillery Battalion called Andrea Perry, principal of East Side Elementary School to talk about the possibility of his Soldiers supporting a local school. Perry wasted no time. "We jumped at the chance to interact with the Soldiers as it is so beneficial for us to have these Soldiers supporting our initiative on reading," said Perry.

  • Spotlight on ... Dea Cooper

    Feb 13, 2013

    Supporting Soldiers and their families holds special meaning for a member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., whose patriotism runs deep.

  • Unity sought for Army research and development

    Feb 13, 2013

    When Dale Ormond, director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, spoke to live and remote audiences here on Jan. 24, the message was clear: We all have to work together.

  • Women's Boxing 'storms' into West Point

    Feb 14, 2013

    There's really no way to ignore the fact that a snowstorm made a mess of the inaugural West Point Women's Boxing Invitational, Feb. 9, 2013.

  • Congressional delegation visits APG

    Feb 13, 2013

    A delegation of new military legislative assistants (MLA) from the U.S. House of Representatives got an up-close look at Army technology and innovation during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground Jan. 31.

  • West Point chemical engineers provide STEM outreach

    Feb 13, 2013

    The West Point chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers hosted nearly 20 students and several of their parents from the Animals Around the World 4-H Club of New Paltz.

  • Stewart military spouse of year competes for national recognition in 2013 MSOY

    Feb 14, 2013

    "….have never met a more dedicated, hard working, no-nonsense person…continually puts other family members first…there is no other military spouse who is more deserving than her!"

  • Flipper Dinner honors West Point's first African-American graduate

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Flipper Dinner has been a tradition since 1977 to honor Henry O. Flipper, the first African-American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy in 1877----just 12 years after the end of the Civil War when resentment toward African-Americans was still held by many.

  • Pentagon's Hall of Heroes Induction for Medal of Honor Recipeint SSG Clinton L. Romesha

    Feb 13, 2013

  • First Army assists in training active duty unit for KFOR misison

    Feb 13, 2013

    First Army took the fight to Fort Bragg, N.C. in February to help prepare the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade to assume the Kosovo Forces mission of conducting peace support operations in support of civilian authorities. This marks the first time in a decade that an active duty unit has led the KFOR mission.

  • Navigating new waters: Army samples ocean floor for underwater munitions project

    Feb 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center scientists conducted a sample analysis on board a research vessel for the Hawaii Underwater Military Munitions Assessment project.

  • Blood donors thanked at recognition ceremony

    Feb 13, 2013

    When Capt. Ivan Castro was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2006, he was transported to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he received blood support for injuries that included a fractured face, broken arm, collapsed lungs and a destroyed right eye. Eventually, Castro lost sight in his left eye, leaving him blind for life.

  • More in store for Mini-Mall: Renovations include enlarging food court area, improving Sports Store

    Feb 13, 2013

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service completed renovations to the Mini-Mall on Reilly Road, Nov. 30, 2012

  • Bowling center open to leagues, individuals

    Feb 13, 2013

    If you're looking for a way to fulfill your New Year's resolution, or just have Family fun, try bowling at the APG North (Aberdeen) bowling center.

  • Cross country meet builds morale, unit cohesion

    Feb 13, 2013

    Sgt. Colin Ekelman, 82nd Airborne Division won the Fort Bragg Post Combat Cross Country Meet Saturday, carrying more weight than most. The Colorado native carried 40.5 pounds across 12.78 miles of rugged terrain to finish with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 36 seconds.

  • New garrison staff critical to expanded SHARP success

    Mar 29, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command is recruiting and hiring new sexual assault response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates by October as part of the Army's expanded Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

  • Clinton Romesha inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

    Feb 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army inducted Former Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in a ceremony at the Pentagon on February 12.

  • Medal of Honor recipient talks of acts during battle, unfamiliar award

    Feb 13, 2013

    Medal of Honor recipient retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams visited APG to speak at a professional development session hosted by U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at the post theater Jan. 29. Williams is one of 80 living Medal of Honor recipients.

  • UMTs to influence leaders

    Feb 13, 2013

    The commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division spoke to Unit Ministry Teams about understanding their role of helping commanders to develop leaders within their units Feb. 7.

  • Dunham shares expertise with Scouts

    Feb 13, 2013

    CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pa. ( Feb. 11, 2013) -- Medics and staff from Dunham Army Health Clinic donated personal time on Saturday, Jan. 12 to help 18 Boy Scouts learn first aid skills to help them earn the First Aid Merit Badge. Scouts must earn this badge to achieve Eagle Scout.

  • AMC commander tours Sierra Army Depot for first time

    Feb 14, 2013

    The commander of Army Materiel Command toured the operations at Sierra Army Depot, Calif., Feb. 5-6, 2013, and was impressed by the appearance throughout the organization.

  • The Whys and Hows of Accident Reporting

    Feb 13, 2013

    While serving as a first sergeant years ago, I was frustrated when an accident report submitted to the U.S. Army Safety Center was returned to me for additional information. Unfortunately, because the accident occurred off duty and my Soldier had been rendered unconscious, I couldn't provide any additional information.

  • GI benefits can transfer to child, spouse

    Feb 13, 2013

    While Soldiers are provided with a variety of benefits during their military career, educational benefits may be among the most well known and often used.

  • Old Guard Soldier's quick reaction saves Caisson horses

    Feb 14, 2013

    Selfless service, one of the Army's core values, calls on Soldiers to put the welfare of the nation, the Army and their subordinates before their own. For some Soldiers, this also applies to the animals that serve alongside them. On Feb. 4, 2013, one Old Guard Soldier's quick reaction saved his horse from a serious injury during a mission.

  • Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha Pentagon Hall of Heroes induction ceremony pictures

    Feb 13, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha Pentagon Hall of Heroes induction ceremony pictures

  • Public invited to George Washington's 281st Birthday at Mount Vernon - FREE!

    Feb 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Tomb of George Washington located on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estates & Garden, Mount Vernon, Va., to be followed by patriotic music and military firing demonstration by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), featuring the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard.

  • Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha White House Medal of Honor ceremony pictures

    Feb 18, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha White House Medal of Honor ceremony pictures

  • Army cutting edge meets vintage at auto show

    Feb 13, 2013

    The United States Army is looking for a few good men or women with inventive ideas.

  • Manchus reach new heights

    Nov 30, -0001

    "One minute," yelled the crew chief to the soldiers in his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. "20 seconds," he called out. As soon as the Black Hawk touched the ground the soldiers, strapped with 70 pounds of their personal equipment, jump out laying suppressive fire as they hit the ground. The scene did not look like utter chaos because these soldiers, from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigaded Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, knew exactly what to do.

  • Cloud-level with fun, nature

    Nov 30, -0001

    Rather than staying glued to a chair clicking away at a keyboard or rapidly tapping a video game controller, there are some great alternatives ways for soldiers to pass their time over a long weekend. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, Korea has a lot to offer soldiers.

  • Open for business: One banner, one taste

    Nov 30, -0001

    As the grill heats up, premium steaks are are laid down for eagerly waiting soldiers. The sizzling meat creates a familiar sound for some waiting patrons. Aroma from the steaks fills the kitchen and spreads throughout the dining facility.

  • Salute Battery honors Medal of Honor recipients

    Nov 30, -0001

    succession of booms rattles through the parking lot of Carey Gym on Camp Casey. "Pfc. David Smith" fires its round sounding-off with pride and valor like the soldier the gun honors did for his country during the Korean War. Gun number two stands ready to fire again and honor its name sake and the dignitaries for which it is fired.

  • Local students celebrate Fasching in style

    Feb 13, 2013

    Schools channel curriculum while getting into the Carnival spirit

  • Taskmaster maintains traditions in Afghanistan

    Feb 13, 2013

    To be called a noncommissioned officer, or NCO, in the U.S. Army means that you have met the requirements set forth by the Army to be promoted to the rank of sergeant and the senior enlisted soldiers and officers above you have the confidence in your ability to allow you to lead your fellow soldiers. But that is just the beginning.

  • Rakkasans receive combat badges

    Feb 13, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - (January 21, 2013) - Soldiers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received combat awards for their involvement in combat operations during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, Jan. 21. Soldiers were awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge and Combat Medical Badge depending on their military occupational specialty within the military. Thirty-seven Soldiers received awards for serving under hostile enemy fire while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Mechanics doing their part for OEF

    Feb 13, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - (January 24, 2013) - Soldiers assigned to Company E, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), work around the clock to have vehicles and equipment in working order for ongoing missions at Forward Operating Base Gardez, Afghanistan, Jan. 24.The mechanics work tirelessly to repair or replace vehicles and equipment that have been damaged due to combat, terrain or accidents. They also use their vehicle recovery trucks to go out to troops who need assistance. The advanced knowledge the mechanics have on tactical vehicles and equipment ensure troops can rely on them to have properly maintained equipment for their missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Laissez les bons temps rouler even on deployment

    Feb 13, 2013

    Far from home, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel deployed in southern Afghanistan celebrated Mardi Gras with music, a parade, dancing, costumes and a Cajun-inspired dinner complete with King Cake at Kandahar Airfield Feb. 12.

  • Battlefield Acupuncture

    Feb 13, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan - (January 27, 2013) - 1st Lt. Robert Blume, the physician assistant for 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), performed battlefield acupuncture on a U.S. civilian contractor on Combat Outpost Champkani, Afghanistan, Jan. 27. The patient had come to Blume complaining of massive back pain sustained from years of being enlisted in the military and had opted for acupuncture. "Battlefield acupuncture is done so as to augment therapy for people who don't want to take pills everyday," said Blume. Two needles were inserted through both ears of the patient without flaw or complications and he was able to walk out with no complaints of back pain. Battlefield acupuncture may be still in the beginning phases within the military but many service members are opting for therapy over medication.

  • Why We Serve: Spc. Annson J. Sanders

    Feb 13, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 4, 2013) - The snow continues to fall heavily on Forward Operating Base Gardez , Soldiers in the mechanics duty area work continuously to get vehicles and equipment ready for troops going on missions. One Soldier prepares his vehicle recovery truck for upcoming missions. Spc. Annson J. Sanders, a 24-year-old Dickson, Tenn. native goes through the process of inspecting his truck with great detail.

  • First Fully-Fielded Afghan Army Mobile Strike Force

    Feb 13, 2013

    Afghan Army engineers are getting ready to take the lead this Spring as their American counterparts transition authority. The 151st Engineer Company and the 2nd MSF Security Force Assistance Advisory Team, made up of soldiers from the 5-7 Cavalry, fine tune the 2nd Battalion Mobile Strike Force's performance on traffic control points during a simulated training-exercise. The MSF will conduct route clearance and presence patrols along Highway One.

  • Straight from the expert -- improve your run (and your health!)

    Feb 13, 2013

    There's more to running than you think. Running comfortably and successfully, that is. "Cheek to pocket" -- can you explain that phrase? If not, read on. You'll probably learn something.

  • Dragons earn new streamer

    Feb 13, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, presents a streamer to the Dragon soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, during an award ceremony at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea. The company earned the streamer for going over 365 with zero alcohol-related incidents.

  • 2ID is maintaining a healthy unit climate

    Feb 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers attended the Equal Opportunity Leaders Course at the Community Activity Center on Camp Casey Feb. 7-14, 2013. Upon completion of the course, the Soldiers will become trained Equal Opportunity leaders who will assist their unit commander in maintaining a healthy unit climate so personnel will be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect regardless of race, gender, national origin and religion. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • More than eye candy, Watervliet's painters add value

    Feb 14, 2013

    In one of the oldest buildings on the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., which has been an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center since the War of 1812, resides one of the most important but unsung heroes of Arsenal manufacturing -- the Arsenal's paint operation.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Tisha M. Crespin

    Feb 13, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Tisha M. Crespin

  • Equality and freedom set the tone for JBLM's Black History observance

    Feb 14, 2013

    Service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., participated in a base-wide Black History Month observance at McChord's Collocated Club Feb. 12, 2013.

  • 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducts culminating training exercise

    Feb 13, 2013

    The 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a biannual culminating training exercise from 28 Jan. - 1 Feb., 2013, at Camp Casey in the Republic of Korea. The brigade utilized a wide range of unified live, virtual, constructive and gaming platforms to simulate an operating environment for two of its battalions - the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, and the 70th Brigade Support Battalion.

  • Big Brother Booker

    Feb 12, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- As he walks through the halls of Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, every passing child smiles and says, "Hello, Mr. Booker!" The students walk in single file lines, breaking ranks to run to him with hugs and high fives. Teachers wave. Parents go out of their way to shake his hand. The school's love for this one Soldier is as overwhelming as his selfless attitude. "If you have, you give," said Spc. Quinten Booker, an information technician for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. "That's something my daddy taught me that has stuck with me all my life. It's what I live by, and it's how I want to live my life."

  • Be the first responder of protecting your ID

    Feb 12, 2013

    The world has changed and it is easier than ever to reach friends online, and many electronic devices offer conveniences, including online shopping, banking, and social networking. They are convenient if and only if the right people use it.

  • Romesha inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Apr 6, 2013

    Just a day after the president placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, the noncommissioned officer was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon -- where the names and memories of all service members who have earned that honor have been enshrined.

  • 2nd "Warhorse" BCT, 4ID Ravens take to the sky

    Feb 12, 2013

  • Feb. 12, 2013 - Gen. Raymond Odierno Medal of Honor Induction Ceremony, Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha

    Feb 12, 2013

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army. Medal of Honor induction ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha, Feb. 12, 2013.

  • Army Surgeon General meets with double-arm transplant recipient Sgt. Brendan Marrocco

    Feb 13, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of U. S. Army Medical Command, met with former Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, the Army's first Soldier to survive after "giving" all four limbs in combat, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore.

  • CSA tells senators sequestration would impact readiness

    Feb 13, 2013

    Furloughs, budget cuts and curtailment of training could significantly impact Army readiness if sequestration is allowed to take place March 1, 2013, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told lawmakers Feb. 12, 2013.

  • SMA speaks to Soldiers in Force Management Course

    Feb 13, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III spoke to students Feb. 11, 2013, during the first day of the Army's Command Sergeant Major Force Management Course, at Thurman Hall on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Army Corps repairs canal bulkhead with innovative project

    Feb 12, 2013

    POINT PLEASANT, NJ -- When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to repair a dam outlet, marine bulkhead or any other infrastructure submerged in the water, it presents an engineering challenge. The added variable can make repairs more difficult, costly and time-consuming. Ongoing repair work along the Point Pleasant Canal has been just that -- a challenge -- but through resourcefulness and innovation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District and its contractor are nearing completion of work.

  • Fort Knox TASS Training Center course combines civil affairs and psychological operations training

    Feb 15, 2013

    More than 130 Warrior Citizens participated in a joint Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Field Training Exercise as part of a Military Occupational Specialty reclassification course at the Total Army School System Training Center, Fort Knox, Feb. 4-11, 2013.

  • Hidden Treasures at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum

    Feb 12, 2013

    A day at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum is an opportunity to unveil hidden treasures from American history. The RIA Museum is the second oldest U.S. Army Museum according to its website www.arsenalhistoricalsociety.org/museum. The current RIA museum was the second museum established on Arsenal Island. The current museum opened in 1919, replacing the original museum. It closed during World War II and reopened in its current location in 1948.

  • New York National Guard Soldier skis, shoots in biathlon competition

    Feb 13, 2013

    You ski as fast as you can over several kilometers of rough terrain with a .22 caliber rifle strapped on your back; then steady that rifle -- controlling your labored breathing and heart rate and shaky legs in mind-numbing cold that freezes your fingers and face. Then you must fire five shots to hit targets the size of 50-cent pieces, 50 meters away.

  • SEC's Cloud.Mil solution for DoD

    Feb 12, 2013

    In its present form, the DoD data center "foot print" far exceeds both current and projected needs, making it unnecessarily expensive to operate and manage.

  • USACE engineer honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader at BEYA ceremony

    Feb 12, 2013

    Dr. Robert Wright, a program manager in the Programs and Project Management Division-Civil, was honored as a Modern Day Technology Leader at the 2013 Black Engineers of the Year Awards ceremony at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 8. Dr. Wright leads Project Delivery Teams on both military and civil projects for the Baltimore District.

  • KC Army Rock City :: Entertainment team drums up support, fans

    Feb 12, 2013

    Army Recruiting Entertainment Team rocks Kansas City, supporting recruiting efforts.

  • USACE Galveston District earns 2 Communitas Awards

    Feb 12, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 12, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District earned two Communitas Awards for its community relations programs: Corps Cares: Connecting the Community with the Corps and April Pools Day.

  • Giving Back to the Military the USO Way

    Feb 12, 2013

    The United Service Organizations' mission is to enhance service members and their family's lives, said a local official. Jackie Inman, Rock Island center director, recently presided over the opening of a new 2,000 square-foot USO center at Rock Island Arsenal. The larger facility will allow the USO employees and volunteers to serve better its military community and families.

  • Soldiers, Students work to highlight commemorations

    Feb 14, 2013

    "The Sergeant Major of the Army has asked us to get back to basics," Pitt said. "Before 9/11, programs like this were happening on a regular basis, we now have a new generation of leaders that are unaware of this. Therefore, if we do not show them that it is important to be involved with our community, the concept will be lost forever."

  • ASC offers interns opportunity of a lifetime

    Feb 15, 2013

    From academia to the Arsenal, the Minority College Relations Program is up and running thanks to 13 recent graduates and students.

  • AED Training, Standardization on Arsenal Island

    Feb 20, 2013

    Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department supports and maintains a robust CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training program for military and civilian members of the Rock Island Arsenal according to officials at the fire department.

  • 5 ASC personnel receive quarterly Hi-Pro Achievement Awards

    Feb 12, 2013

    Dedication, hard work, and can-do attitudes are words that describe five Army Sustainment Command personnel who received the Highly Productive Achievement Award, Jan. 30.

  • Commander's Washington's Birthday Message

    Feb 14, 2013

    We can't all be a national leader like George Washington, but we can inspire others; we have some effect on everyone in our organization with whom we have a transaction.

  • Digital artists recognized in Boys and Girls Clubs of America competitions

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It all started when Owen Machuta's friends Dante and Logan wanted to join the Music Club at School Age Services at Hainerberg Housing. Machuta, 10, would not have joined the club otherwise, and as a result he created an electronic song that won first place in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Digital Arts Festival. To win, he competed against children at military installations overseas, and then with children throughout the United States.

  • New tracking system improves helicopter gunnery

    Feb 12, 2013

    This year the Army will start fielding a new training system that will more accurately track helicopter rocket firing. The new Aerial Weapons Scoring System (AWSS) recently passed its government acceptance test at Fort Rucker, Ala. The new system for crews in Kiowa and Apache helicopters follows a 2010 TRADOC decision to improve helicopter scoring capabilities for rapid and paired rocket engagements during diving fire.

  • Wounded warriors take recovery to ice

    Feb 13, 2013

    Balanced on a low-lying sled and with a stick in each hand, Army Sgt. Dorian Leon swiftly propelled himself across the ice to enter the scrimmage.

  • Anti-bullying: Wiesbaden boxers share message of respect with students

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Sgt. 1st Class Adam Martinez was growing up, his father taught him how to box so he could protect himself and his sister from bullies. These days, Martinez is the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Combat Sports head coach, and he not only teaches children about boxing, but also how to stop bullying without resorting to violence.

  • Feb. 12, 2013 -- CSA testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee

    Feb 12, 2013

    Feb. 12, 2013 -- CSA testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Combat veterans refresh unmanned aircraft skills

    Feb 13, 2013

    Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, reviewed the effective use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Afghanistan during a recent UAV refresher training course at Fort Bragg, N.C.

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