Archive: Mar 2013

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  • JAG visits 412th TEC, troops in the field

    Mar 31, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Leanne Burch, a representative from U.S. Army Legal Services, visits the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Staff Judge Advocate Lt. Col. John Breland and his staff March 2, 2013, during battle assembly at the George Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. From left to right: Master Sgt. Christopher S. Kraft, chief paralegal noncommissioned officer, Lt. Col. John Breland, Brig. Gen. Leanne Burch, Spc. Christopher M. Ridgley, paralegal specialist, Spc. Brittany S. Beasley, paralegal specialist, and Sgt. Tiffany L. Washington, paralegal NCO.

  • 61st Reading Berks Science Fair

    Mar 31, 2013

    Jeffrey Dietrich, the unit administrator, and Staff Sgt. Julio A. Nieves, the operations NCO for the 326th MPAD, pose for a photo with the Army award winners of the Reading Berks Science and Engineer Fair. More than 400 students participated in this year's Science and Engineer Fair held at Albright College March 12, 2013. The U.S. Army supports the event by presenting a medallion, certificates of achievement and other awards for Scientific/ Engineering excellence to the best Senior Division exhibitors. Photo Courtesy of: Franklin L. Lorah, Jr., President Berks Photographic Society.

  • Hagel announces fewer furlough days for civilians

    Mar 31, 2013

    The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 28, 2013.

  • Ministry team's dream becomes reality before Easter

    Apr 1, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 28, 2013) --Within the early days of their deployment, a team of chaplain's assistants came together with a plan: a mutual agreement making something beautiful for all to enjoy, helping make days here in Afghanistan brighter. Within their offices at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, the team of assistants from various battalions within the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), decided to restore the chapel after it had been heavily damaged in an attack in the summer of 2012. Located in a throughway, the building's only distinguishing features are its tiny steeple and the zebra patterned wood on its exterior. Like battle wounds, the building stood resilient with scars of unpainted wood. When the team arrived from Fort Campbell, Ky, to the large FOB in eastern Afghanistan, much of the chapel was already repaired. However, one feature remained absent. "When we arrived here, the chapel was all boarded up and didn't look like a chapel," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito, brigade chaplain's assistant. "All the windows were covered with wood. It was hard to distinguish where the chapel was." While working long hours with multiple responsibilities, they made it a common goal to repair the stained glass windows within the chapel. The task required many hours of planning, designing and building, much of which would take place during their personal time.

  • Regional Command-South celebrates Women's History Month

    Nov 30, -0001

    Service members and civilians celebrated the contributions women have made to history, culture and society, here at Kandahar Airfield, March 28, in honor of Women's History Month.

  • Getting CROWS ready to 'fly' again-reclaiming serviceable components for return to the Warfighter

    Mar 31, 2013

    Like many systems, CROWS has many individual 'bits and pieces' according to Loren A. Larkey, CROWS lead for Regional Commands East and North. Larkey is currently leading an effort to gather up the 'bits and pieces' to be cleaned and packaged in order to be sent to the Supply Support Activity at Bagram Airfield where the recovered equipment will be available for Soldiers and units. In four weeks, they have recovered equipment valued at more than $8.6 million and returned it for issue to the Warfighter.

  • Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power

    Mar 31, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.

  • USACE manager Linda Murphy traded business suits for combat boots

    Mar 30, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- What made Linda Murphy trade in a pair of designer pumps for some steel-toed boots? A passion to use her expertise to help Afghans improve their quality of life, said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South program manager.

  • Penn State Cadet helps school to national wrestling championship

    Apr 2, 2013

    Matt Brown, a redshirt sophomore, posted a 29-5 record on the mat this season and finished second in Division I in the 174-pound weight class.

  • Garrison honors exemplary employees

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Fifty-three stellar employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Well tests for fresh water at PTA

    Mar 29, 2013

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- A 6,400-foot-deep test water well is being drilled, here, in a first step to determine if the high-altitude base and its surrounding communities could be sustained by their own water supply.

  • District Surveys Upgrade to Future

    Apr 1, 2013

    An innovative solution using computer modeling is helping to define and manage digital and geospatial data for ports, harbors and navigation channels in Alaska.

  • Contractors recognized for safety excellence

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected Haskell Corporation as the Contractor of the Year during its 14th Annual Celebrate Safety ceremony March 27 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Contractors recognized for safety excellence

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District selected Haskell Corporation as the Contractor of the Year during its 14th Annual Celebrate Safety ceremony March 27 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Tropic Lightning Soldiers Celebrate Women's History Month

    Mar 29, 2013

    Soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division hosted a Women's History Month observance March 27, 2013 in the Sgt. Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • CLS Coordinated Chaos

    Nov 30, -0001

    Airmen complete their combat lifesaver course with a final field test. Instructors use smoke and simulated mortar rounds to add a real-world level of stress and chaos to the training. Lead: Although hours of planning go into any military unit combat mission, real world scenarios can be overwhelming. These service members got a small taste of what that turmoil can feel like. Tag: The Airmen are currently at mobilization training preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. Soundbites include SrA. Justin Gomez - USAF 602nd Training Group, Hometown: Fort Mill, SC.; SSG. Jeff Mullins - Medic and CLS Instructor, 1-314th Infantry Battalion, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ, Hometown: Woodbridge, NJ. and TSgt. Terry Yates - NCOIC, USAF 602nd Training Group, Hometown: Houston, TX. Produced by SGT. Jacqueline Fitzgerald, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. Also available in High Definition.

  • Army Communities of Excellence awards announced

    Mar 29, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (March 29) -- Department of the Army Headquarters named the winners of the Army Communities of Excellence awards in a March 13 message from the office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.

  • Military Woman Highlight

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army broadcaster responding to questions focused on March: Military Woman's Month. Available in High Definition.

  • Engineer team works up a SWEAT at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Mar 29, 2013

    The weather's fine in California, but in the Warrior Exercise, SWEAT-MSO is part of the mission.

  • Saving lives in the midst of chaos

    Mar 29, 2013

    Airmen from all over the United States came together to learn how to save lives using combat life saving techniques during pre-mobilization training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 11.

  • 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment welcomes 6 out-of-state soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    Brig. Gen. Craig Johnson, South Dakota Army National Guard's assistant adjutant general, welcomed six out-of-state soldiers into the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan by placing the coyote patch on their left sleeves while at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 9.

  • Four compete in brigade competition

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Keith Hands, an egress training instructor with 2nd Battalion, 309th Regiment, offers advice to his colleague and mentee Staff Sgt. Matthew Parsons, a first-time Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter competitor, while they scout the obstacle course near Tac3 Alpha together.

  • Joint force training focuses on situational awareness

    Nov 30, -0001

    "Purple" is the term the military uses to combine forces for a joint effort. In this case, the joint forces are integrated on one particular Army installation to prepare for overseas deployment.

  • Is it all in your head?

    Mar 29, 2013

    When U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Martucci is asked if he hurt his leg, he has become accustomed to nodding yes and walking away while holding his cane for balance, but he doesn't have a leg injury.

  • Virtual training prepares service members for roadside bombs

    Mar 29, 2013

    Service members preparing for mobilization are stepping into a virtual world as they train to spot and counteract IEDs.

  • Virtual training saves time, money

    Nov 30, -0001

    Service members receive virtual training on the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer prior to deployment at the National Guard Bureau Joint Training and Training Development Center at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 13.

  • The Bayonet wins first place in Army contest

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Benning saw several of its own bring home awards this year during the MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. The Bayonet won first place in the metro-format newspaper category, while Fort Benning TV won second place in the local television newscast category for The Benning Report.

  • IMCOM welcomes new deputy commander for operations

    Mar 29, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (March 28, 2013) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command Soldiers and civilians welcomed a new deputy commander to the organization during a ceremony March 28 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. BG Jason T. Evans, who was joined at the ceremony by his wife Machelle Evans, officially assumed responsibilities as the IMCOM deputy commander for operations. Prior to arriving at IMCOM, Evans served as the Adjutant General of the Army and executive director of the Military Postal Agency.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: I AM Strong Col. Joe Gill

    Mar 29, 2013

    Nationally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, occurs in April and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through use of special events and public education.

  • 173rd remembers fallen on 50th anniversary

    Mar 29, 2013

    On the night before he read the name of his deceased son at the 50th anniversary celebration of the 173rd Airborne Brigade at the National Infantry Museum, Martin Madden went to the brigade's memorial alone with his guitar, and played for several hours. It was the night before the birthday of his son, Russell, who would have been 32, had he not been killed in Afghanistan on June 23, 2010.

  • HI Legislature honors fallen war heroes

    Apr 3, 2013

    HONOLULU -- The Hawaii State Senate and Hawaii State House of Representatives held a special joint session in the Senate Chambers, here, Wednesday, to recognize military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Leilehua High repeats as national 'cyber' champions

    Mar 29, 2013

    WASHINGTON -- Five Leilehua High Army JROTC students defeated more than 800 teams to win the top U.S. Army Service Award at CyberPatriot V, the nation's premier cyber defense competition held March 14-15, here.

  • Barracks program puts Soldier safety first

    Mar 29, 2013

    According to IMCOM, since the summer of last year, more than two thirds of Installation Management Command posts have transitioned barracks management from the garrison back to NCO leadership -- and Fort Benning is among them.

  • EFMP stages rallies to 'End the R-Word'

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Cars honked in support as they passed cheering volunteers on Trimble Road, waving signs that read "Rally for Respect" and "End the R-Word."

  • Army Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee Soldiers support USACE in Republic of Korea defense

    Mar 29, 2013

    A team of five Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) Army Reserve Soldiers deployed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division (POD) in Hawaii and the Far East District (POF) in Seoul, Korea March 11-21 and demonstrated their capabilities during exercise Key Resolve. The exercise was a combined and joint defense-oriented, annual training event designed to defend the Republic of Korea (ROK), protect the region, and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula.

  • Local Girl Scout donates cookies to Deployee Support Group

    Nov 30, -0001

    Local Girl Scout Abby Neaverth and her mother and troop leader, Sorina, recently donated four cases of Girl Scout Cookies to the Middle East District Deployee Support Group for use in the spring care packages.

  • Ready & Resilient: 'Getting left of the boom' with new campaign

    Mar 29, 2013

    Last year, there were 324 suicides in the Army -- active, Reserve component and National Guard. That's 41 more than the year before. This year, there were 68 suicides as of March 18, 19 more than last year, Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, told Fort Benning's brigade commanders and command sergeants major during a briefing in McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Credentialing, training opportunities help military chefs excel

    Mar 29, 2013

    Throughout their careers, military food service professionals strive to learn new skills and develop their abilities. The Quartermaster School, part of the Combined Arms Support Command, is in the process of assessing its Soldiers skills to enhance developmental opportunities and help ease the transition from a military to civilian career through professional credentialing programs.

  • Merrie Monarch Festival celebrates 50 years

    Apr 3, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Native Hawaiians explain that hula is not simply a dance or a recreation, but a way of life.

  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii events feature special MOMC activities for enrolled families, including "Read to Me," luau, barbecues, mini carnivals, teen lock-ins and book fairs.

  • Post pushes forward on furloughs

    Mar 29, 2013

    Civilian government employees should not expect to receive a furlough notice this week. The Department of Defense announced Thursday it will delay sending notifications until about April 5 to give the department time to analyze the impact of the pending continuing resolution legislation that is now before Congress.

  • Military spouses face unique career situations

    Mar 29, 2013

    Military Families are 10 times more likely to move across state lines compared to non-military families. And 57 percent of civilian spouses of active-duty military members participate in the labor market, according to a report called "Supporting our military Families: Best practices for streamlining occupational licensing across state lines," by the Department of Defense and Department of the Treasury.

  • Florida Guard Soldiers prepare for security operations mission

    Apr 1, 2013

    Florida National Guard Soldiers are in the final training phase of the unit's mobilization. In a matter of weeks, they will deploy to Qatar to conduct security operations missions.

  • From the battlefield to the Corps

    Nov 30, -0001

    Joining the Army is not a decision that is taken lightly. It takes a commitment, it takes courage, and it takes strength and confidence. But, staying with the Army once you've suffered a severe trauma to the brain while in a warzone takes more than just courage, it takes perseverance and leadership.

  • Belvoir athlete earns Yale scholarship

    Mar 29, 2013

    A young athlete who came up through the ranks of Fort Belvoir's Bulldogs youth football program and the Fairfax County Youth Football League has committed to attending Yale University after being granted a full scholarship. Running back Darius Manora, a student at St. Stephens and St. Agnes Episcopal private college preparatory school in Alexandria, Va., has been recognized as a testament to the rewards of developing and refining athletic commitment early on the local playing fields, having rushed for 1,311 yards and 17 touchdowns during the Saints 2012 fall season.

  • Computer shop provides assistance to Soldiers, civilians in need

    Mar 29, 2013

    Community members seeking assistance with personal computers should considering visiting Kamsys Computer Services, Inc. on 12th Street. The shop repairs Apple brand and Microsoft-based personal computers, sells used desktops and laptops and custom builds computers. Soldiers, civilians and Family members living on and off post may use the service. Shop owner, Kamal Kawar, encourages community members to visit and receive a free estimate.

  • Army Human Resources commander visits Ft. Irwin

    Mar 29, 2013

    Major Gen. Richard Mustion provided updates on changes to evaluation reports and discussed ways of retaining the quality of our personnel to the Soldiers at Ft. Irwin, CA, at a briefing he gave the Soldiers while visiting the installation on March 20.

  • MDW offers Company Commander/First Sergeant Course

    Mar 29, 2013

    New and prospective company commanders and first sergeants must be registered no later than April 5 for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington pre-command training course April 15-18 at Fort McNair, Washington D.C. The pre-command course introduces students to potential challenges of command, avenues and resources available to assist them, and overall concerns within the National Capital Region.

  • MPs, DES make PIE Day 'a blast' at Faith

    Mar 29, 2013

    March 14 marked Faith Middle School's annual Partner in Education Day. The Directorate of Emergency Services and 209th Military Police Company, which worked with DES during PIE Day, spent the entire school day with the students. "PIE Day offers a fun way for our faculty and staff to interact with the people that provide so much support throughout the year," said Kristy Griffin, PIE coordinator at Faith.

  • Kentucky Guard trains for multiple threat emergencies

    Apr 23, 2013

    For today's Soldiers and Airmen, the more realistic their training, the better prepared in the event of an actual situation they'll be.

  • CASCOM honors nation's 10th president

    Mar 29, 2013

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President John Tyler, the nation's 10th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va., on March 29.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: 100 words on duty to report

    Mar 29, 2013

    Nationally, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM, occurs in April and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through use of special events and public education.

  • Soldier provides Family a better life through Army service

    Mar 29, 2013

    It's a given. Tucked away in the heart and mind of every Soldier are sources of motivation inspiring them to continue with their missions. For Sgt. Youlande Thomas, 249th Engineer Battalion property book non-commissioned officer, the source of motivation is clear.

  • Tanks get new life at museum

    Mar 29, 2013

    If you think refurbishing an old car is hard, try doing it with an 80-ton tank. But that's exactly what goes on each day at the National Armor and Cavalry Museum on Sand Hill. Located off of Fifth Street, the museum is the world's second-largest collection of Armor-related artifacts. It currently includes about 400 vehicles such as tanks, tank destroyers, amphibious and airborne tanks and Cavalry items such as a Harley-Davidson motorcycle used in World War II. The primary goal of the collection is to preserve historic artifacts for the future so Soldiers can learn from them, said Len Dyer, the museum's director.

  • DPW seeks bird monitoring volunteers

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Belvoir community members can help safeguard reproducing bird species on post by monitoring bird boxes now through September. The Fort Belvoir Directorate of Public Works environmental department is searching for volunteers to monitor bluebird boxes, house wren boxes and Prothonotary warbler boxes, which the birds use to build nest and hatch eggs.

  • Financial Readiness Program office offers money management options

    Mar 29, 2013

    Managing your money, given the current economic state of the country, is challenging for everyone including Soldiers and their Families. There's no need to continue to stress -- Fort Belvoir's Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program office offers several money management options as part of their Financial Literacy Month kick-off.

  • Barden Education Center offers wealth of scholastic options

    Mar 29, 2013

    Have you heard the old adage, "Don't put off today for tomorrow" or "Stop procrastinating and move on with life?" Obstacles and challenges will come, but how you handle those situations will determine if you will move forward or be left behind. Because of current fiscal challenges the Secretary of the Army approved the suspension of the Army Tuition Assistance program, March 8. The suspension applied to all components, active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. This news hit many Soldiers who have taken advantage of using TA very hard, especially those who had funding remaining in their www.GoArmyEd.com account that could have been used to complete their degrees during this fiscal year. Soldiers who never used TA were trying to activate their education record and process TA but did not meet the deadline. Soldiers who visited, emailed or called Barden Counselors asked one main question, "How can I continue to pursue my education without TA?"

  • Don't let stress get the best of you: Combating mental and spiritual stress

    Mar 29, 2013

    Stress affects the body and emotions, but it also affects the mind. According to Donita McDonald, Army Community Service stress management class instructor, a person's mind, body and spirit will give signs when stress (which can be good or bad) becomes distress.

  • Soldiers learn Chinese in pilot

    Mar 29, 2013

    A group of 13 Armor officers and eight OCS candidates are currently undergoing Chinese language training as part of a pilot program at Fort Benning. The program is sponsored by the University of North Georgia's Language Training Center, and consists of five days per week. "It's an intensive program, so it's a heavy load, but I think most of them are excited about that, and you can really tell they're interested in Chinese," Jiaqi Cai, one of the class's instructors, said. "We are happy to see that."

  • Fort Leonard Wood recognizes women's contributions in the Army, STEM

    Mar 29, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood honored women's roles in the U.S. Army's 237-year history, during a Women's History Month observance and luncheon March 28, 2013, at the Pershing Community Center. Dr. Tommie Turner, Institute for Science and Mathematics director for Harris-Stowe State University, one of Missouri's oldest public institutions for higher learning, was the guest speaker for the event, which focused on the theme of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visits Afganistan and Kuwait

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visits soldiers in Afghanistan and Kuwait to discuss the Army Ready and Resilient campaign.

  • Large portions of Fort Monroe returned to Virginia

    Apr 1, 2013

    The Army has transferred back to the state of Virginia the most historic areas of Fort Monroe, including Freedom's Fortress.

  • New tool for fire department

    Mar 29, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department personnel trained using a new tool March 20 behind the fire station.

  • Soldiers strive to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

    Mar 29, 2013

    More than 500 Infantrymen hope to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge on their uniform by the end of the week. But based on previous success rates, only about 50 of them will, said Master Sgt. James Hill, NCOIC for the EIB testing, which started Monday on Fort Benning.

  • Florida National Guard prepares for Qatar security operations mission

    Mar 29, 2013

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Florida National Guard Soldiers are in the final training phase of the unit's mobilization. In a matter of weeks, they will deploy to Qatar to conduct security operations missions. The unit recently participated in a culminating training exercise designed by Trainer/Mentors (TMs) assigned to the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East.

  • Pilot course focuses on Mobile Gun System

    Mar 29, 2013

    The first pilot course for Mobile Gun System master gunners finished Tuesday with a graduation on Harmony Church. The course is designed to offer a more efficient and cost-effective training option for Stryker units who need MGS master gunners.

  • No longer used safety shelters at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant being removed

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., Facilities Reduction Program is teaming up with the USACE Tulsa District and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to remove 36 obsolete safety bunkers and two small structures.

  • Medal of Honor recipient returns home to welcome Sky Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2013

    173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta recently published a book, "Living with Honor: A Memoir" and signed copies at the post exchange March 20. Giunta returned to Italy to welcome back the Sky Soldiers from their recent deployment to Afghanistan. Giunta also visited numerous offices around the installation and joined with 173rd ABCT Soldiers at lunch at the dining facility. Giunta is now living in Colorado with his wife and daughter.

  • Army Announces Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists

    Mar 29, 2013

    Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists announced. Finalists to demonstrate virtual world training technology at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando.

  • West Point welcomes Toni Morrison to Class of 2016 lecture

    Mar 29, 2013

    Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and only the eighth female author among its recipients, honored the U.S. Military Academy and the Class of 2016 as its guest lecturer March 22.

  • Soldiers to get safer artillery rounds

    Apr 1, 2013

    Beginning in March 2014, the Army will take delivery of new artillery rounds which will be safer and deliver the same performance as those currently used, said an engineer who tested them.

  • 200th MPCOM participates in Exercise Key Resolve

    Mar 29, 2013

    More than 40 warfighters from the "Champion" command headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., participated in Exercise Key Resolve 13, which is an annual computer-assisted exercise held March 11-21 on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Complacency bites, especially in the air

    Apr 15, 2013

    It was back in the summer of 2000 and I hadn't yet gone to flight school. At the time, I was serving as a flight engineer on a CH-47D Chinook. Our mission was a simple, routine night vision goggle flight with a couple of very experienced pilots on the controls. During the brief, the pilot in command said he wanted to focus on slingload training and told me it was my night in the cargo hole.

  • Health fair provides information, free screenings and more

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 280 people attended the health fair hosted by Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic and the Community Health Promotion Council at the APG North recreation center March 20.

  • Kaltenbacher wins two prestigious awards

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Last year, the APG Garrison dedicated the Women's Research and Development Memorial Garden at Bldg. 305 -- the first of its kind in the Army - during Women's History Month. This year, the behind-the-scenes work that went into the event has been recognized with two prestigious awards.

  • Hummingbird monitoring season begins on post

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Sierra Vista is often called the hummingbird capital of the world, but according to the non-profit organization Hummingbird Monitoring Network, or HMN, more than 25 hummingbird species are threatened or endangered.

  • SAAM events set for April

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Team APG will host several events promoting prevention and awareness starting with the April 2 Day of Action. The full morning of events gets off to an early start with a 6:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk starting from Fanshaw Field. After the walk, all are invited to view and sign the "Pledge to Intervene-Act-Motivate" (about 7:30 a.m.) and then help form the Team APG "Human Ribbon."

  • APG South Town Hall focuses on residents' issues

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A special town hall meeting was held at the APG South (Edgewood) recreation center March 20 for APG South residents.

  • Garrison Town Hall meeting focuses on furloughs

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Garrison leadership addressed the workforce on possible furlough actions and more during the quarterly town hall meeting held at the post theater March 26.

  • One-Time Army National Guard Officer Makes His Mark in the NCO Corps

    Mar 29, 2013

    Former Army National Guard captain Denis Topliffe was forced to resign his commission for family reasons. But he couldn't stay out of the New York Army Nati and came back as a sergeant. Now he wouldn't have it any other way. Being an NCO is the way he can best serve Soldiers and the Army, he says.

  • April 3 events to focus on sexual assault prevention, awareness in Franconia

    Mar 29, 2013

    On April 3, communities throughout U.S. Army Europe will host events to mark Sexual Assault Awareness Month. U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. has deemed the day "USAREUR Ready and Resilient Training Day with SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) focus."

  • Keeping age out of the ring -- Soldier perseveres as female boxer

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29.

  • Mega Quantico comeback boost Marines to WMAC title

    Mar 29, 2013

    With half the battle for the Washington Military Athletic Conference championship basketball crown in the books, the numbers were not favorable for the Quantico Bulldogs as they readied to huddle inside the Fort Myer Fitness Center March 24.

  • ANC hosts National Medal of Honor Day ceremony

    Mar 29, 2013

    Presented with the nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, a group of past recipients joined civilian hometown heroes being honored at Arlington National Cemetery March 25 for the National Medal of Honor Day ceremony.

  • JBM-HH works with Arlington County to reduce energy usage

    Mar 29, 2013

    To better meet Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's energy needs and reduce its carbon footprint, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works has been working with Arlington County to share ideas and strategies about energy consumption.

  • ANC pins uniformed security guards

    Mar 29, 2013

    A historic ceremony was held inside Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater Chapel, March 27.

  • Medal of Honor recipient greets returning Sky Soldiers in Vicenza, Italy

    Mar 29, 2013

    Medal of Honor recipient and former 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Sky Soldier Sal Giunta traveled from Colorado to Vicenza, Italy, the week of March 18-22 with his wife Jennifer and their 17-month-old daughter Lily to welcome the Herd back home and sign copies of his recent memoir, "Living with Honor."

  • USAG Ansbach American Red Cross honors its volunteers for year of work

    Mar 29, 2013

    To recognize its volunteers for their contributions throughout 2012, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach American Red Cross held an awards ceremony and dinner at the Orangerie Café here March 22.

  • SMA visits Soldiers at Camp Buehring, Kuwait

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Soldiers of Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 25, 2013. While there, he recognized some outstanding Soldiers and spoke to the troops about many of the challenges the Army currently faces.

  • Franconia Military Community to celebrate Easter with egg hunting

    Mar 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt in Germany celebrate Easter March 30 and 31, 2013, by hosting egg hunts for their communities' families.

  • Celebrating Women and Resilience

    Apr 11, 2013

    In honor of Women's History Month, 1st Battalion, 307th Infantry Regiment, 174th Infantry Brigade hosted a women's history observance, March 27 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Was ist los in Franken?

    Mar 29, 2013

    "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

  • Livorno's Mercato Centrale a cultural treat, more than mere provisions for adventurous shoppers

    Mar 29, 2013

    One of the most historical, and some say most beautiful, covered markets in Europe is the Livorno Central Market -- Mercato Centrale di Livorno. It is located in a large, 18th-century, art nouveau-style building on Aurelio Scali Saffi right next to the Royal Canal in Livorno. It's a short trip for service members and families stationed at Camp Darby to make for a mindboggling cultural and gastronomic excursion.

  • DMC broadcaster wins Keith L. Ware recognition

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sgt. Susan Noga, a broadcaster at Livorno AFN, won second place in the Army's annual Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition in the deployed television news report individual award category for her story titled "Kiowa Warrior Maintainers."

  • Franconia Military Community announcements for March 28 to April 3, 2013

    Mar 29, 2013

    Announcements and events for the Franconia Military Community, including U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg, and Schweinfurt, from March 28 to April 3, 2013.

  • Italian Honor Society inducts new student members in Vicenza

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Andrea Palladio Chapter of the Italian Honor Society of Vicenza High School welcomed nine new members to its ranks in a ceremony March 15.

  • USAG Schweinfurt community announcements for April 4 to 10, 2013

    Apr 5, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt from April 4 to 10, 2013, and beyond.

  • Camp Darby pitches in to speed tough pipe repair task during four day water outage

    Mar 29, 2013

    Not since the end of World War II has the city of Livorno gone without water for so long. Disruption of water service throughout the city March 12-15 was a consequence of a terrible storm that traversed the area during the night of March 11-12. Lightning struck the Azienda Servizi Ambientali, or ASA, the network control system, making it inoperable.

  • SMA Chandler Visits Task Force Falcon

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, holding a town hall meeting March 26 to address the Army's future challenges and touring the task force's maintenance facilities.

  • Italians and Americans share limelight in "The Wiz"

    Mar 29, 2013

    Why would you learn a foreign language? And how would you improve your language skills if you did? At least four Italian women in the cast of the current Soldiers' Theatre production of The Wiz could tell you plenty.

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