Archive: Mar 2013

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  • Soldiers at play

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. --On any given night between Tuesday and Friday, the Freedom Performing Arts Center will likely be filled with dulcet tones interlacing with bass and baritone voices, as well as a smattering of chatter, as a small group of compatriots feverishly squeeze every iota of time to practice singing, dancing and acting their parts, in preparation for the Fort Carson Community Theatre Group's latest performance.

  • Dental Corps Celebrates 102nd Anniversary

    Mar 4, 2013

    On March 3, 2013, the Army Dental Corps celebrates 102 years of tradition and service to our Army. The theme for this year's anniversary - "Go First Class"- reinforces the Army's emphasis of strength to our nation, and the need to maintain the organizational stamina, individually and collectively.

  • Commentary: Some Bold Thoughts on a SOC of the Future

    Mar 13, 2013

    In this article, the author takes a look at the mission of the sustainment operations center, questions if it should be considered deployable, and makes a case for including resident enduring enablers.

  • Back to basics: 1st TSC focuses on standards, discipline

    Mar 5, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers and Army civilians learned the importance of the "three C's" - character, competence, and commitment during standards and discipline training seminars Feb. 25, 27 and 28 at the 1st TSC annex here.

  • Army Medical Enlisted Corps Celebrates 126 Years of Faithful Service

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Army Medical Enlisted Corps celebrates 126 years of faithful service to the Army and our nation on March 1. Today, there are more than 36,000 enlisted medical Soldiers serving proudly in 17 different Military Occupational Specialties (MOS's) at home and abroad.

  • 'Attitude' survey now open to DA civilian workforce

    Mar 5, 2013

    The Army Civilian Attitude Survey, the Army's primary attitude and opinion poll of its DA civilian workforce, is open by email invitation worldwide.

  • Military chefs converge at Fort Lee for 38th culinary training event

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2013) -- Military chefs have begun arriving for the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event that runs here through March 15.

  • Give crosswalks, street signs 'right-of-way'

    Mar 4, 2013

    At about 5:30 a.m., on a nippy, foggy morning, students from the Air Force Combat Control School on Pope Field began marching in formation from the Kitty Hawk Dining Facility to the school. As they began to walk through a marked crosswalk, a motorist, unaware of the students, was driving 50 miles per hour and came to a screeching halt right in front of them, missing the students by inches.

  • Global Combat Support System-Army and Sustainment 2020

    Mar 13, 2013

    After seven years of development, testing, and validation, Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) is in fielding. Combining myriad automated sustainment systems into a single web-based system, GCSS-Army is ready to revolutionize the way sustainers support the force and enhance readiness.

  • 'Mighty' 407th AFSB Soldiers, civilians attend Lean Six Sigma course at Fort Hood

    Mar 4, 2013

  • Commentary: The Operations Officer in the BSB

    Mar 13, 2013

    Observer-coach/trainers at the National Training Center lay out a proposal for combining the brigade support battalion S-3 and support operations sections.

  • Division East has 'Got Your Back'

    Mar 5, 2013

    "In any profession, if the individual doesn't take the initiative to create time and space for self-care, then that person eventually will crash or burn out in some way," said Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Harry Huey, the head chaplain at First Army Division East and Strong Bonds instructor. In late February, members of the First Army Division East Chaplain's team held a Strong Bonds event focused on the 'Got Your Back' concept for single Soldiers, in Annapolis, M.D. The Strong Bonds program, 'Got Your Back,' is geared toward assisting Soldiers in better understanding themselves and communication abilities with peers, boyfriends, girlfriends, family and friends.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers honored during Terrapins' win over top-ranked team

    Mar 4, 2013

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- As hundreds of University of Maryland students stormed the court during a men's basketball game victory over Duke University Feb 16, four Army Reserve Soldiers had courtside seats to watch the Maryland Terrapins knock off the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils.

  • Fort Sam Houston honors retiring Soldiers for dedicated service, career-long commitment

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Fort Sam Houston community recognized six Soldiers for their dedicated service and commitment to the U.S. Army Feb. 28 during the monthly Fort Sam Houston retirement ceremony at U.S. Army North's historic Quadrangle. Air Force Brig. Gen. Theresa Carter, commander, 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, presided over the ceremony.

  • Negotiation skills critical for foreign military sales

    Mar 4, 2013

    Negotiations play an important role in how the Security Assistance Command conducts its business, and a recent negotiations training class designed to enhance their skills in this area was held for USASAC personnel.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers take trucks, experience to KISD Career Center campus

    Mar 4, 2013

    Killeen Independent School District Career Center automotive students got the chance to peruse, climb and explore military vehicles brought out to the campus by 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Soldiers as part of a Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services class Thursday, February 28.

  • Maryland Military Department Chaplains attend annual training

    Mar 4, 2013

    Chaplains and assistants from the Maryland Army National Guard, Maryland Air National Guard and Maryland Defense Force met for a three-day conference and annual training at the Weinberg Center on Camp Fretterd Military Reservation, Md., Feb. 25 to 27.

  • New Multi-Service Clinic meets patient demand

    Mar 4, 2013

    The new clinic, located on the second floor, expands Kimbrough's services: gastroenterology, including endoscopies and colonoscopies; hand and upper extremity; chronic pain management; and podiatry.

  • An Ounce of Prevention

    Mar 4, 2013

    Preventive Health Conference, Bagram Air Field, tackles health issues

  • INSCOM, 1st IO Command (Land) Celebrate African American History Month

    Mar 7, 2013

    Military service members, civilians and friends attend an INSCOM and 1st Information Operation Command (Land) event held to celebrate the achievements of African Americans in American culture, Feb. 25 at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Robin Sage exercise to run in North Carolina counties March 9-20

    Mar 4, 2013

    This March, Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within 15 North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.

  • New equipment gives Reserve MP Soldiers resources to succeed

    Mar 5, 2013

    Although a military's strength is often measured by its arsenal, mission success sometimes depends on non-lethal equipment not traditionally used in armed conflicts. At the 200th Military Police Command here, mission accomplishment not only depends on Soldiers and the weapons found in the arms room, but also the Long Range Acoustic Device -- a system of speakers that uses audio as a crowd-control as well as peacekeeping measure.

  • Guardsmen celebrate Texas independence while deployed to Afghanistan

    Mar 5, 2013

    Texas National Guard and coalition forces celebrated 177th anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico at Multinational Base Tarin Kowt, March 2, 2013.

  • New Huntsville Center office offers DoD-wide information technology acquisition support

    Mar 4, 2013

    Customers looking for streamlined acquisition approaches to purchasing information technology now have a centralized place where they can get their support.

  • Sequestration tri-signed letter

    Mar 5, 2013

    Sequestration tri-signed letter

  • MICC welcomes new chief of staff

    Mar 4, 2013

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here welcomed its new chief of staff March 4.

  • Commentary: Making the Contracting Officer Part of the Logistics Career Path

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan identified several shortfalls in contracting on the battlefield. To fix those shortfalls, the Army should accept contracting as a core function and elevate the role of the contracting officer.

  • A Town Hall gathering in the midst of sequestration fears

    Mar 4, 2013

    Dr. Gerardo Melendez, Director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, added a new twist to his most recent Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 11 by taking questions from the audience at the Lindner Conference Center and from remote television viewers who sent questions by e-mail. The questions showed that the listeners were attuned to the fiscal uncertainty that surrounds the lack of an appropriations bill and the looming sequestration.

  • Army Publishes 2013 Business Transformation Report

    Mar 4, 2013

    This report fulfills the requirement outlined in Section 901 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012.

  • Army Reserve youth tackle science day camp during battle assembly weekend

    Mar 5, 2013

    More than a dozen Army Reserve youth spent March 2, 2013, wrapped up in science experiments during a day-long camp hosted by the 200th Military Police Command's Child, Youth and Social Services staff, and organized by a local 4-H organization, as their parents participated in the monthly battle assembly weekend at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Dermatologist cautions naysayers on risks associated with indoor tanning

    Mar 4, 2013

    On an average day, more than a million people tan in one of the several thousand tanning salons in the U.S., but the damage people get from the expose to this $5-billion-dollar tanning industry can be devastating.

  • Religious leaders meet to discuss soldiers' needs

    Nov 30, -0001

    "The only way to really take care of soldiers' spiritual needs is to be available to them whenever they need you, wherever they are," said chaplain Col. Jonathan C. Gibbs, who was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 1987 after five years of being a civilian pastor. "You have to go where they go. As a civilian pastor, you can't do that. Only chaplains can."

  • ITT Exelis teaches Incident Command System course

    Nov 30, -0001

    ITT Exelis employees taught a Incident Command System, or ICS, course to soldiers and civilians on Camp As Sayliyah in February.

  • Camp As Sayliyah hosts German armed forces proficiency badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    In a 20-year career, few soldiers get the chance to earn a foreign award, especially one as coveted as the German armed forces proficiency badge.

  • Military volunteers train tomorrows leaders today

    Nov 30, -0001

    On a sunny Saturday morning in Qatar, 35 boys from the ages of 11 to 17 converge on the American School of Doha seeking one thing: the opportunity to be challenged, measured and prepared for the ultimate adventure in scouting- being a boy leader in a troop.

  • US forces volleyball team shine in Qatar

    Nov 30, -0001

    It is a chance of a lifetime to play on a local or regional all star team. An honor that after high school or college is generally not an option; this is especially true for those who serve their country in today's military. There are many reasons why service members would never think of the possibility of playing on such a team once they join the military; high Operational Tempo ongoing throughout the world to name one.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates lengths of service of employees, one with 60 years

    Mar 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a length-of-service ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center at Bismarck Kaserne Feb. 25. The most enduring of the honorees, Fred Haverly, has been a part of the Army for more than 60 years now.

  • Peyton Manning's touchdown on Bagram

    Mar 4, 2013

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Major League Baseball hall of famer Curt Schilling, along with the National Football League's Austin Collie and Vincent Jackson, visited Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO tour.

  • AMC scores impressive $230 million in cost savings, avoidance for OEF in 2012

    Mar 8, 2013

    Personnel from Army Materiel Command's four life cycle management commands deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom achieved total cost savings/avoidance valued at $230, 270,013 during calendar year 2012.

  • Arlington National Cemetery to share design for Millennium expansion project

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Millennium Project at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., started in the late 1990s when Congress realized that Arlington National Cemetery was near capacity. Expansion areas were limited, but through law, Congress directed a land transfer from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and the National Park Service; paired with existing Arlington property, the Millennium Project was born.

  • Virtual training puts the 'real' in realistic environment

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Dismounted Soldier Training System and Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 are two virtual training tools that are quickly becoming the norm for Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, in training deploying units at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.

  • U.S. service members hosted by Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted its 17th annual in-depth orientation course in Tokyo, Feb. 11-15, 2013, for 20 U.S. military officers selected from throughout Japan.

  • 210th Fires Brigade conducts EFMB train-up

    Mar 3, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted medical training at Carey Field on Camp Casey, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2013, in preparation for an upcoming Expert Field Medical Badge event. During the training, the Soldiers had to complete a 12-mile road march, provide care while under fire, provide tactical field care, disassemble and reassemble an M16A2 rifle and perform causality evacuation. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Net Zero progress report due by end of 2013

    Mar 5, 2013

    During an overview of where the Army is headed in the evolution of its three "Net Zero" programs, the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment said the department will make available by the end of the year a progress report on all three programs.

  • Army Reserve youth discuss deployments, living without a parent for a year

    Mar 4, 2013

    Children of Army Reserve Soldiers deployed or about to deploy to Afghanistan came from all over the Southwestern U.S. to attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event.

  • A Big Win for Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Forces, Package

    Nov 30, -0001

    Texas National Guard soldiers with Security Force Assistance Team Chosen work with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team and Afghan National Security Forces from Spin Boldak in order to detonate fourteen hundred pounds of unexploded ordnance.

  • USACE Electrical Engineer embodies National Women's History Month theme

    Mar 2, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Women electrical engineers are few in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Shafak Pervez should know--she is one of them. She is also the kind of woman who thrives on new experiences that engage her mind and help other people simultaneously.

  • Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep 'eye in the sky'

    Mar 5, 2013

    Unmanned aerial system operators and maintainers with Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, train constantly to keep Shadow UAVs in the skies over Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • New flight system deploys with 2-3 Aviation

    Mar 4, 2013

    A team from Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Viper, keeps the air traffic running at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in the Zabul province of southern Afghanistan, 24 hours a day with a little help from the latest equipment on the battlefield.

  • "Crazy" Company, ANA partner in Zabul province

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sergeant Kagan Dejarnatt, a cavalry scout team leader with Charlie "Crazy" Company, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Viper, peered down into a hole he suspected hid a weapons cache. Trusting his Afghan National Army counterparts to secure the area while on a joint patrol in the Zabul province, Dejarnatt probed further to gauge the size of the cave.

  • 151st Engineer Co. provides CIED Training for Afghanistan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force

    Mar 2, 2013

  • Pfc. Benjamin E. Murphy

    Mar 2, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- Military working dogs have served fearlessly for hundreds of years, executing numerous missions without fail. Those tried and true K-9s have run communication lines, subdued suspects and sniffed out explosives. It is without a doubt their heightened senses have attributed to their unit's over-all mission success. - See more at: http://www.rc-east.com/news/why-we-serve/item/1241-pfc-benjamin-e-murphy#sthash.wemmgS0T.dpuf

  • Pfc. Jacob Fontes

    Mar 2, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Pfc. Jacob Fontes grew up in New Gallus, Ariz., where he pursued a myriad of careers prior to joining the military in 2011. - See more at: http://www.rc-east.com/news/why-we-serve/item/1265-pfc-jacob-fontes#sthash.fxSOMRUk.dpuf

  • Ask the Dietitian: March 2013

    Mar 1, 2013

    At the beginning of the New Year many of us have the great intention to start eating healthier.

  • USACE Galveston District awards task order contract for mooring buoy installation and repair

    Mar 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast.

  • Archeologists study ancient villages on WSMR

    Mar 1, 2013

    Archeologists are unearthing the past and clearing the way for military testing and training on White Sand Missile Range.

  • Fort Hood leaders battle it out at combatives tourney finals

    Mar 1, 2013

    Blood. Sweat. Ohhhhs and ahhhs. Cheering, clapping and shouts of encouragement. Bright lights, loud music and the culmination of weeks, months or even years of training, not to mention surviving a four-day tournament. The joy of winning and the agony of defeat.

  • Gray Eagle completes initial operational testing, evaluation

    Mar 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army's Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system recently completed a successful initial operating test & evaluation at the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Division West NCO attends battle buddy's White House Medal of Honor ceremony

    Mar 1, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Soldiers frequently have the privilege of standing in formation while a fellow Soldier is awarded a commander's coin, named NCO of the month, or recognized with an award. However, very few are privileged enough to stand in the East Room of the White House while the President presents their battle buddy from basic training with the nation's highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, in the name of Congress. Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Harris, assigned to Division West's 181st Infantry Brigade at Fort McCoy, Wis., was one of those privileged few last month.

  • SMDC CG delivers honor to Air Force space command officer

    Mar 1, 2013

    CG presents Honorable Order of Saint Barbara to Col. Anne M. Konnath

  • ADA officer's career shoots down gender bias notions for military women

    Mar 4, 2013

    As the recent lifting of the ban on women serving in military combat roles sparks debates over whether women can handle the demands and challenges of certain combat jobs, one Air Defense Artillery officer is proof-positive that women in the military have already proven they can accomplish great things on and off the battlefield, and given the opportunity, will continue to succeed. "It's not really about who you are -- man, woman -- it's what you do that matters. Concentrate on doing your very best as a Soldier; you're a Soldier first," said Col. Carolyn Birchfield, commander of First Army Division West's 402nd Field Artillery Brigade here. "My philosophy has always been to make a difference. Make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you. At the end of the day, we all just want an opportunity." Birchfield said she hasn't experienced any real discrimination or bias during her career.

  • FMWR wins recreation award

    Mar 1, 2013

    Another award is destined for the Fort Knox trophy case; the Installation Management Command announced earlier this month that after winning IMCOM's award as best among large installations in the Atlantic Region, Fort Knox went on to win the Garrison Recreation Award at the Department of the Army level.

  • Brief Smart

    Mar 1, 2013

    It's March, and that means it's time for another talk about driving safety. As a leader, you know that's just what your Soldiers want to hear, right? Few things elicit more groans from Soldiers than the mandatory safety brief. I'm of the belief, however, that since safety briefings are required, we might as well make them useful and enjoyable experiences.

  • Operation Deep Freeze 2012

    Mar 8, 2013

    For the first time, the Army and its only modular causeway system company provided logistics-over-the-shore support to resupply research stations in Antarctica.

  • 1st TSC trains on DRASH system

    Mar 1, 2013

    1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers stopped their regular daily duties and spent Feb. 20 and 21 training on the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters system at Wright Field on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • District helps improve LA-area recruiting efforts with new joint recruiting center

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Corps of Engineers' Los Angeles District played an integral role in opening one of the newest joint service recruiting centers in El Monte, Calif., Feb. 26.

  • Commentary: Logistics Misconstrued

    Mar 8, 2013

    For the past few years, U.S. military doctrine developers have been busy refunctionalizing warfare-- that is, reorganizing terms and concepts. The author posits that doctrine developers changed the meaning of sustainment when they introduced it as joint function. Indeed, in doing so we have risked losing important meanings that the concepts of logistics and administration used to bring to bear.

  • SLIDESHOW: Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun

    May 6, 2013

  • Dial the Deputy: Deputy Chief of Chaplains conducts call-in with Captain-Chaplains

    Mar 1, 2013

    Chaplain (Brigadier General) Ray Bailey, Deputy Chief of Chaplains, conducts call-in with Chaplain-Captains to answer questions and discuss concerns on February 22.

  • Teaching an old water can new tricks

    Mar 4, 2013

    A system developed by researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, would help bring water to Soldiers in the field, either cool or heat it, and then keep it that way for days at a time.

  • Career development opportunities for Senior Army Civilians

    Mar 1, 2013

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013)--Self-nominations open today, for Army Civilians in the grades of General Schedule (GS) 14 and 15 interested in the department's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (SETM). SETM prepares participants for positions of greater responsibility through advanced senior-level educational and developmental experiences. The program was developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). Included in the SETM program are opportunities in the Enterprise Placement program, developmental experiences, Senior Service College, and the Defense Senior Leader Development program.

  • Army supports STEM and Beyond Night

    Mar 1, 2013

    BEL AIR, Md. -- In one classroom, students made batteries out of lemons. In another they performed scientific tests to see whether their eco-system was healthy -- with earthworms. More than 250 students, 40 to 50 siblings and 200 parents converged on Bel Air Middle School Feb. 21 to take part in STEM and Beyond Night with 30 hands-on demonstrations and 20 exhibits.

  • Welcome home, 'Dirty Bombs!'

    Nov 30, -0001

    Family members and "Iron Dragons" of the 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), 9th Chemical Company welcomed their CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) Response Team 2 "Dirty Bombs" back home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord in a redeployment ceremony Feb. 14 in the 110th battalion's headquarters building on North Fort Lewis.

  • Diversity: Chaplain Julie Rowan discusses her experiences as a female chaplain

    Mar 1, 2013

    CH (LTC) Julie Rowan, Deputy Command Chaplain, USA MDW, discusses her experiences as a female chaplain in the Army; both the unique challenges they face and the important capabilities that female chaplains provide in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers unite for prayer, faith, food

    Mar 1, 2013

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

  • TARP: A Team Sport

    Mar 4, 2013

    When it comes to insider threat, it's important that every Soldier, Army civilian and contractor know exactly what the threats are and what their reporting options are.

  • The zoo comes to Fort Bragg

    Mar 1, 2013

    The North Post Exchange parking lot was occupied with more than cars and shopping carts, Feb. 15 as the Aloha Safari Zoo brought several of their exotic animals for the enjoyment of the military community.

  • Lacrosse clinic draws nearly 200 young athletes to Fort Jackson

    Mar 1, 2013

    Lacrosse is a relatively new sport in the Columbia area, but one gaining a lot of attention in recent months.

  • Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA hosts day for daughters, mothers

    Mar 1, 2013

    Ballerinas, tutus, and sparkly tiara-wearing princesses were seen across the room as beautiful angels and their mothers celebrated the 11th annual Mother Daughter Tea and Fashion Show Feb. 23 and 24.

  • Family Advocacy Program promotes prevention of teen dating violence

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Jackson is working to stay a step ahead of teen dating violence.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak

    Mar 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 1, 2013) -- Managing federally-funded civil works projects through feasibility studies and construction requires leadership -- a skill U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Project Manager Sharon Tirpak hones while guiding multidisciplinary teams through complex projects that energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters.

  • Fort Bragg fire chief best in North Carolina

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Bragg's Fire Chief, Mark Melvin, was the recipient of North Carolina's Fire Chief of the Year for 2012 award. With more than 1900 fire departments in the state, Melvin distinguished himself above the rest.

  • Veterans job fair scheduled for Tuesday

    Mar 1, 2013

    The Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are bringing back the Hiring Our Heroes initiative to Fort Jackson next week.

  • Women in the U.S. Army spotlight graphic

    Mar 1, 2013

    Women in the U.S. Army spotlight graphic

  • U.S. Ambassador speaks at National Prayer Breakfast in Kuwait

    Mar 1, 2013

    "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go," said the Hon. Matthew H. Tueller, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, repeating the words of the King Claudius from the William Shakespeare play "Hamlet."

  • Civilian engineering team secures Soldiers' compound in Afghanistan

    Mar 1, 2013

    American Soldiers in Afghanistan were recently challenged in securing a facility for coalition forces. They turned to deployed U.S. Army civilian engineers for a solution. Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 9th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, known as the 1-9 Cav, had been unsuccessful in finding the expertise they needed to design, build and install new force-protection measures. After meeting with the forward deployed engineering cell from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a fix began to take shape.

  • American Military Aviation Takes Off with First Aero Squadron. This Week in History: 9 March 1916.

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - American Military Aviation Takes Off with First Aero Squadron

  • New Natick CSM 'knows what the Soldiers need'

    Mar 6, 2013

    More than just thousands of miles separate Afghanistan from U.S. Army Garrison Natick. Just ask Sgt. Maj. Robert Beausoleil, who recently went from one to the other. Beausoleil arrived here Oct. 22, signed in at USAG-Natick Dec. 10, and will have his assumption of responsibility ceremony March 4 as Natick's command sergeant major.

  • Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 11th Signal Brigade faces a unique challenge because its Soldiers and leaders are located at three different geographical locations within the United States. While they may deal with each other on a regular basis, they do not often have the chance to meet with each other face-to-face.

  • New battalion commander infused with 'can-do' spirit

    Mar 1, 2013

    Lt. Col. Mark Raymond Biehl is settling into his new position as commander of Headquarters Command Battalion on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, a job he took over Feb. 12.

  • JBM-HH's Smalls guest speaker at D.C. school's Black History Month program

    Mar 1, 2013

    February's Black History Month celebrations and informational programs provide curious children and adults opportunities to educate themselves about civil rights pioneers and those who blazed trails toward equality.

  • Fort Huachuca fire Instructor recognized by IMCOM

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, -- Central Region, awarded the Annual Department of Defense Civilian Fire Instructor of the Year award to Joshua Jimenez, assistant fire chief for operations, Fort Huachuca Fire and Emergency Services, on Monday in honor of his extensive knowledge and dedication to training.

  • Fort Huachuca recognizes the "best of the best"

    Aug 26, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - TheThunder Mountain Activity Centre hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the outstanding performance given by the 2012 "best of the best" during the Annual Installation Awards Banquet on Jan. 22.

  • Henderson Hall Marines show off their arms of steel

    Mar 1, 2013

    Henderson Hall Marines can get an arm up on passing the Corps' new physical fitness test by attending a pull-up class at the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Henderson Hall hosts town hall meeting

    Mar 1, 2013

    Active duty servicemembers and their Families who are attached to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall are invited to a town hall meeting March 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Marine Club.

  • AER campaign drive, Military Saves Week kick off on JBM-HH

    Mar 1, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosted the Army Emergency Relief annual campaign fund kick-off ceremony and the Military Saves pledge drive kick-off Feb. 26 at the community center.

  • Hagel vows to ensure well-being of service members, families

    Mar 1, 2013

    New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised today to always be frank with the men and women of the department and said he expects all to be direct in return.

  • ASG-KU brings U.S. National Prayer to Kuwait

    Mar 1, 2013

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait-- "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go," said the Hon. Matthew H. Tueller, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait, repeating the words of the King Claudius from the William Shakespeare play "Hamlet." "I must ask myself before I pray, 'have I given sufficient thought to whatever my intent is?" said Tueller. "As I pray am I using language that arises with honesty from the depths of my heart rather than falling back in vain repetition?" It was with that resolve that service members and civilians gathered for a National Prayer Breakfast held at the Camp Arifjan Training Activity Center on Feb. 21, and to unify their voices in prayer.

  • 21st TSC takes lead in SHARP program

    Mar 5, 2013

    On March 1, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command will officially take over responsibility of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program from U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Army Community Services during the final phase of the SHARP program's transition.

  • Exchange to launch new high-speed Internet service in Germany

    Mar 4, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- This summer the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will launch Exchange CONNECT, a new prepaid high-speed Internet service for military customers in Germany. The new, on-base service is being launched in partnership with TKS and in collaboration with IMCOM Europe starting in June.

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