Archive: Mar 2013

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  • New housing guide designed with command support in mind

    Mar 12, 2013

    This is the second part of a two-part series: The USAG Ansbach Housing Office has revamped their housing guide. The office completed the Family Housing Handbook and Resident's Guide in November and is now in the process of printing and distributing it.

  • Newly revamped housing guide designed to be clearer, more effective

    Mar 12, 2013

    This is the first part of a two-part series: The USAG Ansbach Housing Office has overhauled their housing guide. The office completed the Family Housing Handbook and Resident's Guide in November and is now in the process of printing and distributing it.

  • Breaking down barriers, building up respect

    Mar 12, 2013

    Tell the average person you work in construction and images of strenuous physical labor and heavy equipment in the harsh outdoors likely come to mind. Not exactly the setting in which you would expect to find a kempt, petite mother of three. Yet it is precisely the work environment Margaret Benningfield, a quality assurance construction representative with the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, enjoys most, she said.

  • Army education centers in Korea help hundreds facing Tuition Assistance deadline

    Mar 13, 2013

    Army education centers in Korea last week helped more than 900 Soldiers Korea-wide who sought help enrolling for courses only hours before the Army's suspension of Tuition Assistance took effect, and staffers say they're poised to further help Soldiers in seeking education funding in the wake of the suspension.

  • 2nd annual all-island combatives tournament wows spectators

    Mar 12, 2013

    More than 150 service members gathered to grapple and strike their way to a medal at the second annual All-Island Army Combatives Tournament, at the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center, Hawaii, March 2-3, 2013.

  • U.S. Army Gen. John Campbell assumes duties as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff

    Mar 15, 2013

    Promotion and Swearing-In ceremony for Lt. Gen. John Campbell at the Pentagon Auditorium Mar. 8, 2013. Gen. John Campbell assumes duties as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff.

  • Civil Action Team helps Palau community

    Mar 12, 2013

    The 523rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, charged 13 Soldiers with continuing the success of the inter-service rotational Civic Action Team in Palau, an island in the western Pacific Ocean and part of the larger island group of Micronesia, for the next eight months.

  • Gen. John F. Campbell biography

    Mar 12, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell biography

  • Workshop helps Guard Soldiers leaving active duty hone job-hunting skills

    Mar 12, 2013

    Forty-nine New York National Guard citizen Soldiers got a leg up on the skills it takes to get a job at a three-day training workshop hosted in Buffalo, N.Y., by the New York National Guard.

  • Play Ball: Corps constructs softball facility for Fort Knox High School

    Apr 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, constructed a new facility for the Fort Knox High School softball team.

  • Suspension of Tuition Assistance Provokes Concern by Soldiers in Japan

    Mar 11, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan- On a normal day Torii Station's Education Center provides help to about 25 U.S. Soldiers for Army testing services, education counseling and tuition assistance. But on the morning of Mar. 8th as word spread quickly on Okinawa about the suspension of the Tuition Assistance Program. The center saw close to 300 additional customers who made a last ditch effort to salvage whatever remaining tuition assistance benefits on their accounts.

  • Medics prepare for upcoming expert field medical badge qualification

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Expert Field Medical Badge is earned by soldiers who can demonstrate a high degree of professional skill and proficiency as a field medic. It rewards those who can expertly perform in a simulated combat environment, both soldier common tasks and medical tasks. An EFMB qualification will be held by JBLM April 7-12.

  • Reserve Soldiers mobilize to bridge instructor gap

    Mar 11, 2013

    During the week of Jan. 6, 30 Army Reserve Soldiers reported to Fort Leonard Wood as part of the One Army School System. Their mission is to bridge the gap created when TRADOC implemented the new changes to the Program of Instruction for 88Ms, Motor Transport Operator.

  • 5th AR Soldiers climb new heights in resiliency

    Mar 11, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Regiment (Training Support), Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West put the true meaning of resiliency to action during Comprehensive Soldier Family Fitness training here recently.

  • Army chaplain to receive Medal of Honor

    Mar 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama will posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun next month.

  • Army Reserve's 654th RSG Gives Back to Community

    Mar 11, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- The 654th Regional Support Group, a U.S. Army Reserve unit in Tacoma, Wash., held its dining out recently. And instead of the traditional grog bowl, the unit's soldiers decided to do something to give back to the community, specifically to JBLM's Fisher House.

  • Integration establishes training ground for Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    Broadening contracting proficiency and increasing readiness are among the reciprocal benefits behind integrating more than 400 Soldiers at offices throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command beginning March 20.

  • "Fighting 69th" Leads St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebrates Century-Old Traditions

    Mar 12, 2013

    NEW YORK -- Two months of staff planning and Soldier preparation comes to fruition Saturday as 750 members of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry lead New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade for the 162nd time. At precisely 11 a.m., a Parade Committee member will ask Lt. Col. James Gonyo, the battalion's commander: "Is the 69th ready?" at which Gonyo and his Soldiers will roar back:"The 69th is always ready!" With that command, the largest St. Patrick's Day event in the world will kick off with New York Army National Guard Soldiers in the lead. "I don't know if words can ever truly capture the pride and humbling emotions association with leading the regiment during the parade," Gonyo said. "It's a tradition, like a family reunion," explained Staff Sgt. Jerieme Murrel, an Amityville, N.Y. resident during last year's events. "Every year you go to it."

  • Innovative medical professional

    Nov 30, -0001

    An aeromedical physician assistant from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade was presented with the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America Medicine Award at the Fort Rucker Senior Leader's Conference at Fort Rucker, Ala., Jan. 29. Captain John Kurtz, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th CAB, originally from Omaha, Neb., received this award due to his efforts in leading the development, training, and implementation of the historic Army Blood Product Administration program and actions during his deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13.

  • AAAA DUSTOFF Medic of the Year

    Nov 30, -0001

    A flight medic from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, was presented with the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America DUSTOFF Medic of the Year Award at the Fort Rucker Senior Leader's Conference at Fort Rucker, Ala., Jan. 29. Staff Sgt. Jose Pantoja, C/3-25th AVN, 25th CAB, originally from Bridgeport, Texas, received this award for his actions during his deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13.

  • 25th CAB redeploys from OEF

    Nov 30, -0001

    This week, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Lightning," 25th Infantry Division, returned from a yearlong deployment from Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Brigade's fighting force consisted of more than 2,300 soldiers and equipment including OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, UH-60 Black Hawks, and CH-47 Chinook helicopters from WAAF and AH-64 Apache helicopters from Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Daughter of ARL employee delivers Girl Scout cookies for deployed RDECOM Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    Ashlynn Kidwell, daughter of Shawn Kidwell, ARL Laboratory Operations, recently delivered boxes of Girl Scout cookies to military personnel located at the Adelphi Laboratory Center for deployed RDECOM Soldiers.

  • All Army Boxing 2013

    Mar 11, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A preview of All Army Boxing 2013

  • Ground breaks for largest-ever Army Reserve land exchange

    Mar 15, 2013

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The USACE Sacramento District's real estate office facilitated the largest Army Reserve property exchange in Department of Defense history. District representatives celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony at the U.S. Army Garrison Camp Parks Reserve training center in Dublin, Calif.

  • Air assault school reflects on past, future traditions

    Mar 11, 2013

    On a dark field during a mildly warm January morning, you can hear the groans and moans of students as they push, jump and run around a physical training field. Flashes of black sweaters and black hats move through the darkness, while loud voices pierce through the dark yelling "Let's go air assault!"

  • Former 8th Cav Troop to receive Medal of Honor

    Apr 2, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Joseph Kapaun served with Headquarters Company, 8th Cav. in the Korean War where he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Aug. 18, 1951. The award of the Medal of Honor to Chaplain Kapaun is an upgrade of the DSC.

  • Soldiers serve up 'field food' to local students

    Mar 11, 2013

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Combined Arms Support Command, visited students at Salem Church Middle School to give them a taste of field living Feb. 28.

  • Gloor Promoted to Colonel

    Mar 11, 2013

    Thomas B. Gloor, was promoted to colonel of the U.S. Army during a ceremony here March 8. Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, Commanding General of the Communications and Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground, conducted the ceremony.

  • Division West serves up humor at prayer breakfast

    Mar 11, 2013

    First Army Division West leaders put these factors to good use in a prayer breakfast at Theodore Roosevelt Dining Facility here March 4.

  • 166th AV takes Air Assault students for a ride

    Mar 11, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade supported the post's new Air Assault School Feb. 26 by providing orientation flights in two Black Hawks for 109 air assault students, most of whom had never before been in a helicopter.

  • Information Systems Engineering Command relative, Korean War prisoner laid to rest after 60 years

    Mar 12, 2013

    Sixty years after his capture by the Chinese during the Korean War, Sgt. William Travis Barker was laid to rest by his family with full military honors in August. He had been captured during a decisive battle fought less than five months after the North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea.

  • Army chaplain to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 26, 2013

    President Barack Obama announced March 11, 2013, that Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun will be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, April 11, for his actions leading up to his capture as a prisoner of war in North Korea.

  • Tax services further modified

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - As a result of the recent Army-wide hiring freeze and overwhelming influx of clientele seeking income tax preparation assistance, the APG Tax Program staffing, hours of operation, and level of service has been further modified to reduce client wait times.

  • Army Materiel Command leadership engages Congress on 'national treasure'

    Mar 12, 2013

    The commander of Army Materiel Command met with Congressional leaders and staff members, Feb. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill, to discuss the Army's organic industrial base and national military readiness.

  • 'Attack' pilot conducts final flight of career

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than three decades ago, 12-year-old Wayne Turner had a dream of one day becoming an aviator. Now, after more than nine years and four back-to-back deployments with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, Turner is finally hanging up his flight suit.

  • ATC floors AMSAA, 53-33

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Test Center grabbed an early lead that it never surrendered while pounding out a 20-point win over rival AMSAA-1 during intramural basketball action at the APG North (Aberdeen) athletic center March 4.

  • Army Tuition Assistance Frequently Asked Questions

    Mar 11, 2013

    Army Tuition Assistance Frequesntly Asked Questions

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun spotlight graphic

    Mar 11, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun spotlight graphic

  • AMCOM workers updated on sequestration impact

    Mar 11, 2013

    Budget uncertainty was the main topic at AMCOM's town hall meeting March 6 in Bob Jones Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, conducted the third town hall of his tenure. He told the audience in the auditorium and command locations via video-teleconference that he is committed to providing the most up-to-date information about budgetary uncertainties, sequestration and the potential for furloughs.

  • Daylong women's conference set March 13

    Mar 11, 2013

  • Swamp rats, an 1899 act and why waters of the United States are important to you

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Fort Worth District's Regulatory Branch Web page may not be a page you have in your favorites or one that you may frequent often, but developers, consultants and the people who work in the branch use it every day to make decisions that impact just about every person in Texas.

  • AMC band performs for "mission ready" Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment played host to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band on Camp Redleg, Feb. 28.

  • Info, financial sessions offer furlough

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - To assist the APG community as we go through sequestration and furloughs, on Tuesday, March 12, Operation Comfort will take place at the post theater on APG North (Aberdeen) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the C4ISR Myer Auditorium.

  • Fort Worth District 21-year partnership with elementary school still going strong

    Nov 30, -0001

    Anticipation built as 98 fourth grade students were about to meet their Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pen pals for the first time at their Valentine's Day party. As part of the Adopt-A-School program the District sponsors the party along with writing monthly pen pal letters to H.V. Helbing Elementary school students.

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

    Today's Soldiers understand the importance of mission readiness. We prepare our equipment and we train to ensure we are ready to go. But what about your eyes? Are they ready to go? You know you need protection from dust, wind and ultraviolet and bright sunlight, but how about a 0.15-caliber steel fragment coming at you at 660 feet per second?

  • Youth centers open to homeschoolers

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Homeschoolers who are eligible for Child, Youth and School Services programs can use APG's youth centers for free.

  • AMC band accomplishes "perfect execution" of musical missions

    Mar 11, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band increased morale in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait by performing to deployed units assigned there, Feb. 23-28.

  • APG workforce gathers for update on civilian furlough

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG personnel gathered at several locations on APG North and South for updates on the possible furloughs expected to cut their pay by 20 percent over the next six months.

  • ROC Drill shapes the future of sustainment

    Mar 11, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee Commanding General, shares his thoughts on the critical importance of the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill March 11.

  • Detroit Arsenal ACS Advocates for Military Families

    Mar 11, 2013

    Detroit Arsenal's Army Community Service (ACS), is bringing attention to all that DTA does to advocate for military-families, at no cost incurred by the client. If a military member or their dependent family members are ever effected by a situation such as domestic violence, child abuse, child neglect, sexual harassment, sexual assault, or need new parent support then we can act as your advocate through the ACS Family Advocacy Program (FAP). ACS is also able to advocate for families who need assistance for an Exceptional Family Member (EFM). An EFM is a family member who has special needs, for example there may be a child with Autism or Down Syndrome or an adult EFM who has blindness or dyslexia. ACS does not forget about family members who may live in an English speaking area but only speak English as a second-language. ACS will advocate for the military family in any of the situations mentioned above. FAP can also put you in touch with a financial advocate using the ACS Financial Readiness Program (FRP) or can place you in touch with an emergency-fund expert by using the Army Emergency Relief (AER) program. "The FRP has helped so many people this last holiday season alone." said Jenny Downey, a local ACS expert. "It is so satisfying to see the good work of our program managers come to light when clients walk out feeling empowered, after being assisted by the ACS staff. " ACS feels that each one of their clients are heroes and it is our job to advocate for those heroes, no matter what the situation may happen to be at the time. Another great thing about ACS; if the staff are asked a question about something that is not within their expertise then they will aggressively advocate for their clients and act as a conduit to the appropriate organizations or services which will be needed or be the most beneficial for the military member and their dependent military-family. Heather Rempala. states ACS "…helps people when they need it…their programs and staff are awesome!" If a military member or any part of their dependent military family members requires an advocate then do not forget that there are several ways that ACS can advocate for them, just give us a call. To contact the DTA-Army Community Service, call the primary ACS phone number 586-282-0489, or call DTA's Family Advocacy Program expert, Meddie "Cece" McPherson, 586-282-0475. If there are questions about financial issues then contact our finance expert, Gwendolyn McCarthy at 586-282-0480. She can provide financial assistance or financial training. As mentioned above, ACS services are a at no cost to the military family and is a government provided service and the staff appreciate their military families.

  • Taking a shot

    Mar 11, 2013

    An ejecting shotgun shell seems to hover in midair after Nancy Regan, spouse of a retired APG civilian, pulls the trigger under the direction of range instructor Gil Reagan during MWR's Introduction to Skeet & Trap class for women at the APG South range March 2. More than 20 female civilians, Soldiers, retirees and spouses showed up for the beginner's class led by range manager Larry Alejo and volunteer range instructors. MWR Marina manager Tim Jennings said two more similar events will be held in May because the April event is already booked. In addition to the classes, the ranges are open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; and 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. "Come out for the camaraderie of learning the sport and just to have fun," Alejo said. View more photos of the Introduction to Skeet & Trap class at www.flickr.com/photos/usagapg.

  • 'Chef adds ingredients for positive impact on local community

    Mar 11, 2013

    With a dash of motivation and a hint of selfless service, Pvt. Nico Maclin, food service specialist, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is bringing something new to the recipes of the 3rd BCT Dining Facility and to Fayetteville.

  • Paratrooper contributes creative talent to brigade support battalion

    Mar 11, 2013

    As you walk through Company C, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, you will see twenty-seven year old Sgt. Felicitas Moralesroque, combat medic with Co. C, 82nd BSB, creating a forty foot wide by fourteen foot tall, mixed-media mural located inside Co. C, 82nd BSB's aid station.

  • Fort Bragg brigade prepares for deployment to Kosovo

    Mar 11, 2013

    For the first time in more than 10 years, an active-duty Army unit will lead the Kosovo peacekeeping operations in the Multi-National Brigade East area, taking over responsibility for the region from members of the South Carolina National Guard.

  • Operation Homefront Appreciated!

    Mar 11, 2013

    Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization that helps thousands of military families and Wounded Warriors each year, but this time, it was their turn to receive a token of thanks from the military community they so selflessly serve.

  • School liaison program helps military children take advantage of educational opportunities

    Mar 11, 2013

    According to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's School Support Services, the school liaison officer is the "focal point of contact between the military installation, the local school administration, parents and the community at large. Specific responsibilities include advising the commander on all matters concerning student education and school operations; fostering a responsive, cooperative relationship between school representatives and the military community and maintaining school transition support for military children."

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldier runs for service, reaches out to New York community

    Nov 30, -0001

    For many soldiers, running is a task they perform primarily during physical training hours to maintain the Army standard, but for Spc. Matthew Gonzales from 1st Brigade Combat Team's B Company, 10th Brigade Support Battalion, running is his way to experience the North Country and give back to the community. On weekends, Gonzales, or "Gonzo" as his friends call him, searches the Web and seeks out local charity runs to participate in.

  • The evolution of DOD's Defense Personal Property Program

    Mar 11, 2013

    After almost 55 years of technological and procedural improvements, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3, provides uniformed members, federal employees and their families the highest quality household goods and privately owned vehicle moves seen to date.

  • Picatinny, PEO Ammunition Town Hall updates workforce

    Mar 11, 2013

    Less than a week after the Sequester took effect, the Program Executive Officer for Ammunition held the first Town Hall meeting March 5 for the PEO community. The meeting, headed by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, was the fourth Town Hall-style gathering held at the Arsenal since the start of 2013.

  • DINFOS Introduces VDI

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Defense Information School is in the process of making improvements to its network computer systems that will enable staff to be more productive when working remotely and in nearly any environment. The information technology team at DINFOS is implementing a program called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI, which is a server that allows users to securely access information on their network computers in a more efficient manner.

  • SDDC offers tips to service members, families slated for summer moves

    Mar 11, 2013

    Service members, Federal employees and their families slated to move this summer can enhance their permanent change of station experience with proper planning, attention to detail and flexibility, ensuring a smoother move for their household goods.

  • Two civilian aides takes oaths of office in ceremony on Rock Island Arsenal

    Mar 11, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Natives of Rock Island and Springfield, Ill., were sworn into their new roles as civilian aides to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony here Friday. Civilian aides serve as liaisons between the Secretary of the Army and local civic groups and military communities. Retired Rear Admiral Sam Kupresin of Rock Island and former University of Illinois professor Dr. Michael Ayers of Springfield, Ill., were sworn in by the First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek.

  • AMC chief of staff earns his second star

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command held a promotion ceremony for its chief of staff Friday at Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Fort Meade Spouses Clubs offer Scholarships

    Mar 11, 2013

    How can a high school student affiliated with Fort Meade, who has completed a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and wants to enroll in college, pay tuition? By applying for the Officers' Spouses' Club's annual JROTC Scholarship.

  • Epic Flood rocks competition

    Mar 11, 2013

    For the second year in a row, "Epic Flood," a rock band ensemble from the 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," rocked and rolled its way to victory as the members earned bragging rights in the large popular music ensemble category of the Army Band 2012 Mission Performance Team of the Year competition.

  • Humvee training sets support Army network fielding

    Mar 12, 2013

    The Army is preparing to deploy the first Security Forces Advise and Assist Team to Afghanistan equipped with the latest suite of integrated network communications gear, but first the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), must train on the new equipment and learn how it will aid in the advise and assist mission.

  • 40 years of women Chaplains celebrated

    Mar 11, 2013

    Chaplains and guests from around the National Capital Region gathered to celebrate 40 years of women in the military chaplaincy during a ceremony opening a new exhibit, themed "Celebrating 40 Years of Women Chaplains: A Courageous Journey of Faith and Service."

  • Beware of extreme conditioning

    Mar 11, 2013

    There are no short cuts to safe conditioning.

  • Texas National Guard Soldiers Offer Vehicle Searching Tips to Afghan Uniform Police Soldiers

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    Afghan Uniform Police Soldiers work with the International Security Assistance Force counterparts and learn some new techniques for searching vehicles. Produced by Sgt. Michael Needham.

  • Future Leadership

    Nov 30, -0001

    For a little more than a decade, soldiers in the U.S. Army have been gaining a teaching tool that will benefit new soldiers for years to come. Includes sound bites from Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson. Hometown: Monrovia, Ind. Also available in high definition.

  • Not Your Typical Day at the Range

    Nov 30, -0001

    It's the leadership's responsibility to prepare younger soldiers for what may happen in a combat situation.

  • Military working dog takes flight

    Nov 30, -0001

    A flight medic with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, is hoisted into a medical helicopter with Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a training exercise, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared the flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Military working dog takes flight

    Nov 30, -0001

    Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division gets geared up for medical evacuation training, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Military working dog takes flight

    Nov 30, -0001

    A flight medic with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, is hoisted into a medical helicopter with Luca, a Military Working Dog with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a training exercise, Feb. 24, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. The training prepared the flight medics for medical evacuation of working dogs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Needham, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. George Tan dismounts from a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. Tan is a medic with Security Force Assistance Team 10, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Sheidt, 1st Lt. Kristopher Buchanan and Staff Sgt. George Tan, all with Security Force Assistance Team 10, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, observe operations while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • USO 2013 Spring Tour Visits Team Ramstein (46 Sec Version)

    Nov 30, -0001

    The USO frequently hosts tours with celebrities to increase morale for service members and wounded warriors all over the world. Airman First Class Valerie Lloyd takes us to Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a look at the USO 2013 Spring Troop Tour. Includes soundbites from Curt Schilling, former Boston Red Sox pitcher.

  • Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    From left, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas and 2nd Lt. Lindsay Whitney engage local children in conversation while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. Both are assigned to the Female Engagement Team serving with Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division). (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division provide security during a mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Capt. Derek Knapp, left, and Lt. Col. Kenneth Sheidt, right, both with Security Force Assistance Team 10, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, wait on an Afghan counterpart while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Southern Fist III

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    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kenneth Sheidt waits for an Afghan counterpart while on patrol in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Sheidt is with Security Force Assistance Team 10, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Southern Fist III

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    U.S. Army Capt. Barry Ammons, center, briefs Soldiers before a mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Ammons is with the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Southern Fist III

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    U.S. Army Cpl. Alben Lamach prepares for a mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 3, 2013. Lamach is assigned to Security Force Assistance Team 10, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division). (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Elliott J. Wiberg, from Chowchilla, Calif., serving with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, prepares his Stryker armored vehicle for a mission March 3, on Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers assisted the Afghan Border Police search for weapons caches. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

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    Pfc. Tory L. Hopkins, from Aurora, Colo., and Spc. Thomas E. Coop, from Keokuk, Iowa, with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, provide perimeter security for their unit March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers' unit was assisting the Afghan Border Police search potential weapons caches as part of Operation Southern Fist III. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    1st Lt. James D. Whitler, a platoon leader from Colorado Springs, Colo., with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, speaks with his Afghan Border Police counterparts March 3, in preparation for the start of Operation Southern Fist III. The soldiers enabled the ABP to search for weapons caches. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and Albanian Special Operations Forces link up with Afghan Border Police and the Afghan National Army at the start of Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army vehicles take the lead at the start of Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the ABP and ANA to search for suspected weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas, from Los Angeles, Calif., Female Engagement Team 6 and soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, perform security outside a village with a suspected weapons cache March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers assisted the Afghan Border Police to meet with villagers and gather information. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, perform security outside a village with a suspected weapons cache March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for suspected weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, perform security outside a village with a suspected weapons cache March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Austin M. Weyermann, from Houston, Texas, and Soldiers from Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, move into a village with a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, approach a village with a suspected weapons cache during Operation Southern Fist III, March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The soldiers enabled the Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army to search for weapons caches and eliminate infiltration routes. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.)

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