Archive: Mar 2013

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  • Soldiers put the "Army" in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Mar 28, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- At U.S. Army Corps of Engineers districts around the world, civilians make up more than 90 percent of the 39,000-strong workforce. Each of the 43 districts have a military officer commander and deputy commander. Some have senior enlisted advisors and officers in charge of offices. Others have officer project managers.

  • Briefing in a bunker -- SMA Chandler sees 401st AFSB retrograde operations

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III received briefings on 401st Army Field Support Brigade retrograde missions in a bunker Mar. 27.

  • Baby Veda turns 1

    Mar 28, 2013

    A newlywed Soldier and his pregnant wife arrived in Korea about a year ago only to learn that their baby would be born prematurely. Their household goods were still in transit and they had almost none of the things they suddenly needed for the baby. But the wives of Family Readiness Groups in the Soldier's battalion sprang to the couple's aid. A lot of good things have happened in the year since, and a lot more is on the way.

  • Korean War vet retires after 62 years federal service

    Apr 2, 2013

    We hear it all the time. People join the military, and plan on completing just one tour of duty, maybe two. Joseph Shepard was one of those people, but fate had other plans for him.

  • The Reading Vacation

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Post Library is open to provide those television shows and movies you desire and a good book to snuggle into bed with this weekend. If that's not your speed then they also offer computer services.

  • Learning to lead

    Mar 28, 2013

    Some 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade recently took the time to reflect on what they have learned from their leaders as well as what it means to be a leader in the U.S. Army while attending the brigade's Talon Academy.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. paratroopers compete for 'Best NCO, Trooper' title

    Mar 28, 2013

    Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All-American Conference Room, March 22, 2013, quietly concentrating their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier tasks and their respective units' histories.

  • Sequestration impacts explained at Rock Island Arsenal Garrison town hall meeting

    Apr 3, 2013

    Rock Island Arsenal Garrison employees learned at the town hall meeting, March 27, details of the impeding sequestration-related changes, including the loss of air conditioning, elevators and other reductions in base operations.

  • DOD looks at funding's effect on personnel, programs

    Mar 28, 2013

    Defense Department officials are looking at the recently signed continuing resolution that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year to discern how the legislation affects personnel and programs, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, March 27, 2013.

  • Battalion enhances readiness with field training exercise

    Mar 27, 2013

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion pulled its teams together here for a field training exercise to analyze and discuss tactical procedures used to support expeditionary and contingency environments.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class DeLeon Kelly

    Mar 27, 2013

    A former recruiter and communications specialist, Sgt. 1st Class DeLeon Kelly is now enamored with the mechanics of military contracting.

  • ESGR and Pacific Army Reserve Honors Employers with Patriot Award

    Mar 27, 2013

    PAGO PAGO, American Samoa -- The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the 9th Mission Support Command, based in Honolulu, honored 24 American Samoa-based employers in a special ceremony, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, here, March 23.

  • Pacific Reservists treat, examine American Samoa-based Soldiers, improve dental readiness

    Mar 28, 2013

    Hawaii-based Soldiers of the 9th Mission Support Command traveled thousands of miles to the remote island of American Samoa to assist in providing invaluable dental care to more than 250 American Samoa-based Reserve Soldiers, at the Pele U.S. Army Reserve Center, at Pago Pago, American Samoa, March 22-27, 2013.

  • Northern Warfare Training Center adds arctic challenge

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Army's Alaska-based North Warfare Training Center has given a competitive edge to its arctic skills course for junior leaders.

  • U.S., U.K. Combined Chiefs conference at Fort McNair

    Mar 27, 2013

    Members of the U.S., U.K. Chiefs Committee sign the "Council of War, The History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff", during a historical meeting at the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2013.

  • Army Signal Corps Takes Control of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis. This Week in History, April 5

    Apr 5, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -The business of solving codes and ciphers had been an active field in the U.S. government since World War I when Ralph Van Deman realized he needed a cipher bureau as part of his newly organized Military Intelligence Division.

  • Fort Lee band provides blast of musical adrenaline to elementary school students

    Mar 28, 2013

    DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (March 27, 2013) -- On a dreary March 18 morning, Fort Lee's 392nd Army Band created a rush of musical sunshine for 250 students at Sunnyside Elementary School in McKenney.

  • RDECOM director holds global town hall

    Apr 3, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- In a first-ever global virtual town hall meeting, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leadership met with more than 10,000 of its federal employees March 27.

  • Lee bowler poised to strike at All-Army trial camp

    Mar 27, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 27, 2013) -- The old sports adage, "There's no shame in his game," is totally appropriate when describing Sgt. 1st Joseph Stevenson's efforts to qualify for the All-Army Bowling Team.

  • Fort Worth contractor receives award for safety record at Pantex

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers named the High Explosives Pressing Facility (HEPF), Pantex Plant, Texas, as the top safety construction project for 2012 and winner of the Eagle Eye Construction Safety Program Award.

  • Citizen-Soldiers find employment assistance through VOW/TAP

    Mar 28, 2013

    Division West's 402nd Field Artillery Brigade and the Directorate of Mobilization and Demobilization recently began implementing the training as part of the 14-day demobilization process for all redeploying Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • FSC move quarry equipment

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam-- The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, currently forward deployed to Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam, completed their first major movement of oversized quarry equipment to the Port Authority of Guam. The equipment transported was used in the quarry located on Naval Base Guam that was recently closed down. The quarry was used to blast rock that would later be used for asphalt and paving missions completed by the Navy Seabees.

  • 523rd Bulldogs make progress on Project 808

    Mar 27, 2013

    GUAM -- While the submarine tender vessel, USS Frank Cable, sat docked idly next to their construction site, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, were anything but stagnant. Second Platoon, currently stationed in Guam, has taken over from the Seabees of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 on the Polaris Point Pure Water Tanker Storage Facility Project, nicknamed Project 808.

  • New York National Guard Headquarters Tests Ability to Displace Critical Headquarters Staff

    Mar 27, 2013

    More than 150 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and state and federal civilian employees exercised their ability to take their work elsewhere if the state's headquarters building is destroyed or unusable during a day-long Continuity of Operations exercise conducted on Wednesday, March 27. It's the third time the Division of Military and Naval Affairs has conducted an exercise in which almost half the work force in each military and civilian directorate practices working elsewhere.

  • Prime Powers Soldiers help accomplish Guam mission

    Mar 27, 2013

    CAMP COVINGTON, Guam--Soldiers from the 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) providing their technical experience and assessments to support the 523rd Engineer Company during their deployment to Guam. The 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power) is a versatile power generation battalion assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that provides commercial level power and electrical systems expertise to military units and federal relief organizations during full-spectrum operations.

  • Fort Rucker press conference

    Mar 28, 2013

  • Dedicated to the Improving the Lives of Individuals Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder Now

    Mar 27, 2013

    To better the lives of those individuals living with ASD, the U.S. Congress answered the needs of the ASD community through an appropriation in fiscal year 2007 that was the genesis of the Autism Research Program. The ARP is managed on Congress' behalf by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs.

  • Music never stopped for longest serving female

    Mar 27, 2013

    What makes a good military career? Many career Soldiers might tell you they would be satisfied just doing 20 years and then retiring. Less than one percent of Americans serve in the military. Only a small percentage of those serve 20 years. When a Soldier comes along and serves for over 40 years and is still going strong, it's really something unique.

  • Security assistance enterprise benefits from partnership

    Mar 27, 2013

    The execution of Security Assistance programs and FMS cases requires the direct involvement of individuals across many different organizations.

  • Social Platform Promotes Soldier Networking

    Mar 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Moving around with the Army can make a Soldier feel they are living a nomadic life -- without any personal attachments that can help keep them grounded to their career and their fellow Soldiers.

  • Redstone leaders learn about resiliency programs

    Mar 28, 2013

    Senior leaders at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., learned about the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, during a briefing, March 20, 2013.

  • Natick researchers team up with Norwegian Army to measure nutritional needs during Arctic ski march

    Mar 28, 2013

    A group of scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently returned from a field study in which they teamed up with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and the Norwegian Army from the Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger in Kirkenes, Norway, to assess the physiological demands of a multi-day winter training exercise.

  • Country Concert Benefits Still Serving Veterans

    Mar 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Bruce Bodie's words were there, but his voice was not, but Trace Adkins heard what he had to say loud and clear.

  • Leadership In Combat And At Peace Begins With Trust

    Mar 28, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Deployments to a wartime environment are life-changing experiences for both servicemembers and civilians.

  • FSH Engages Community with Adopt-A-School Program

    Mar 27, 2013

    Military and education leaders from Fort Sam Houston and the surrounding community met March 19 at a School-Unit Partnership luncheon for the Fort Sam Houston Adopt-A-School Program, at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Course to discuss the success of the program and plan for the next school year.

  • 5th AR trains La. Guard engineers for deployment

    Mar 27, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade conducted combat live fire exercises here recently for Soldiers of the Louisiana Army National Guard's 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company from Gonzales. The engineers are training for a deployment to Afghanistan. (Photos by Staff Sgt. Seth Detavenier, 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade)

  • "The Big Picture: The First Cavalry Division in Korea"

    Mar 27, 2013

    This episode from the Army Signal Corps 1950's television series "The Big Picture," tells the story of the 1st Cavalry Division's involvement in the Korean War.

  • Honoring hero's family 4 decades later

    Mar 28, 2013

    For Teresa Schmitt and her five brothers and sisters, the name of their father on Huntsville's Veterans Memorial is a reminder of the loss they've lived with since they were children.

  • USAASC Takes Home Top Prizes in Armywide Public Affairs Competition

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) took first place honors in two categories of the 2012 Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, and secured second place in another honoring excellence in Army public affairs.

  • Community listening sessions on Army end-strength reduction, reorganization

    Mar 27, 2013

    Consistent with the National Military Strategy, the Army must reduce and reorganize its force structure in order to achieve the fiscal reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

  • Interview with MOH witness Leo Cormier

    Mar 27, 2013

    Leo Cormier from McMinnville, Ore., is a witness to the heroics of Medal of Honor awardee, Mr. Tibor Rubin, and talks about his experiences in the Korean War and how Cpl. Rubin saved his life.

  • Interview with MOH witness Richard Whalen, part 1

    Mar 27, 2013

    Richard Whalen from Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., is a witness to the heroics of Medal of Honor awardee, Cpl. Tibor Rubin, and talks about his experiences in the Korean War.

  • Interview with MOH witness Richard Whalen, part 2

    Mar 27, 2013

    Richard Whalen from Rotterdam Junction, N.Y., is a witness to the heroics of Medal of Honor awardee, Cpl. Tibor Rubin, and continues talking about his experiences in the Korean War.

  • Demons work with community outreach

    Nov 30, -0001

    Thoughts about demons are usually associated with fear and death. When U.S. Army units adopt the moniker "Demon," they typically want to project a strong and almost ghostly image on the battlefield.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Impacts Victim's Family, Too

    Jan 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Rachel Stovall doesn't get mad -- she gets organized. When Stovall met Josh Wells in November 2010, the damage from his time with Alpha Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, in Iraq from January 2004 to March 2005 had already been done, his brain forever changed by multiple IED blasts he sustained throughout his deployment. As she's fallen in love with the wounded warrior, rather than getting upset when Wells forgets something, a symptom of his traumatic brain injury, the flight test engineer for Redstone Test Center has learned to be understanding of the challenges Wells will face his entire life.

  • Susan Wong shows way for women in engineering

    Mar 27, 2013

    Some of Susan Wong's colleagues kid her by calling her "the godmother of Del Din." But the epithet fits. Chief of USAG Vicenza's Transformation Construction Management Office, Wong has been a leader on the engineering team responsible for the largest American Military Construction project ever undertaken in Europe since its inception, and simultaneously built a career as solid as the buildings she has left along the path that a career in engineering has made possible.

  • Arrowhead Brigade bids farewell, welcomes new commander

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, held its change of command and change of responsibility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 8.

  • Tomahawk soldier a cut above the rest; selected to attend U.S. Military Academy later this year

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. Matthew Brown, a soldier with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks," 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Bensalem, Pa., has been selected for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

  • Soldiers train on battlefield recovery of human remains

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with A Troop, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, went through a course to certify as Company Level Evacuation and Recovery team members, March 18-20. The primary task of the CLEAR team is to search for and recover human remains from the battlefield.

  • Vicenza women join in candle lighting

    Mar 27, 2013

    Twelve women from the Vicenza Military Community participated in a Candle Lighting ceremony March 14 hosted by the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, known as BPW, at the Oratorio del Gonfalone in Vicenza.

  • Senior NCOs share ideas, information

    Mar 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Boxing, parking on Clay Kaserne and a host of other topics were on the agenda at a gathering of senior noncommissioned officers at the Strong Teams Cafe March 7. The monthly get-togethers, hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Sa'eed Mustafa, bring Wiesbaden Army and Air Force NCO leaders together to share information and discuss issues of concern.

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel embrace healthy lifestyle program

    Mar 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - LaToya Roberts likes everything about the Protestant Women of the Chapel's "Faith, Fitness and Lifestyle Revolution" program - the fitness classes, the consumer advice and the fact that it's family friendly.

  • Vicenza Warrior Adventure Quest hits the slopes

    Mar 27, 2013

    After months of living in the rugged battlefields of Afghanistan, Soldiers from Dog Company, 1st Regiment, 503rd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, found themselves in the Italian Alps March 13, careening down the slopes at breakneck speeds. The high adrenaline joust with the mountain was part of the Army's Warrior Adventure Quest, a program that exposes Soldiers redeploying from a combat zone new and stimulating activities, said Chris Wolff, Vicenza Outdoor Recreation director.

  • Mail process improvement cuts millions

    Mar 27, 2013

    A Lean Six Sigma project here has cut mailing costs by $1 million per year. Nancy Jinselli, a process improvement specialist, led a team that improved the process by which equipment is mailed via Federal Express, earning a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt.

  • Officials mark one more USAREUR transformation milestone

    Mar 27, 2013

    Only a few people were on hand to mark the occasion, but the March 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked another major step forward in the transformation of U.S. Army Europe.

  • Providers Secure Fort Bragg

    Mar 27, 2013

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade recently participated in Orbit Comet, a force protection exercise that validates Fort Bragg's defense program.

  • Vicenza FMRW Wine Down Wednesday trips explore Italian culinary culture

    Mar 27, 2013

    Vicenza's Outdoor Recreation provides a wide variety of trips and outings for Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians. One trip series, "Wine Down Wednesday", takes community members to vineyards around Northern Italy.

  • Chaplain, train for the worst, pray for the best

    Nov 30, -0001

    At the Joint Readiness Training Center, the chaplains train to face every possible worst case scenario. The chaplains had to deal with angry Mullahs, snipers, the media, and even death. Their Traumatic Event Management skills where tested several times over.

  • Darby Military Community names 2013 Best Warrior and NCO

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Camp Darby Soldier and NCO of the Year were selected after fierce competition in the Best Warrior Competition held March 6-8. The Soldier of the Year winner was Pfc. Patric Hoffman of the Livorno Dental Clinic, and the NCO of the Year was Sgt. Jonathan Santiago, a radiologist at the Livorno Health Clinic.

  • Women's history month celebrated at Darby Military Community

    Mar 27, 2013

    This year's theme for Women's History Month is "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination:Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics," the educational priority known as STEM. With that in mind, the Friends of Camp Darby sponsored a Women's History Month celebration March 7 at the Education Center and invited Dr. Katie Gray to be the keynote speaker at the luncheon and cake cutting. Gray is a doctor of pharmacology, a wife and mother of two, who works for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  • FORSCOM hosts academic dialogue with strategic studies PhD candidates

    Mar 27, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command hosted 17 Massachusetts Institute of Technology doctorate students and military fellows for an academic discussion and command overview--connecting students' academic focus areas with U.S. Army programs and initiatives--during a visit March 25 at the command's headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Brandon student earns medical scholarship

    Nov 30, -0001

    A first-generation college graduate will attend medical school on the Army's dime.

  • Unit prepares for drawdown mission with 'game-changer' network

    Mar 28, 2013

    In preparation for the challenges of the Security Forces Advise and Assist Team mission, including fewer U.S. Soldiers, more mobile and dispersed operations, the Army is equipping SFAAT brigades such as the 4th and 3rd BCTs of the 10th Mountain Division with Capability Set 13, an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.

  • Vicenza High School web design teacher leads way for new generation

    Mar 27, 2013

    Lori Encke initially thought she was heading toward a career in the business world, until she found out she was a natural born teacher. A native of Arcadia, Fla., Encke pursued a degree in accounting, planning to become a certified public accountant, when a senior-year project at University of Southern Florida steered her toward the path of the pedagogue.

  • Interns attend Javelin program test, gain appreciation for Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2013

    Contract specialist interns with the Army Contracting Command attended a Javelin Stockpile Reliability Program test, as well as observed a static display of an inert Javelin inside the launch tube, at Redstone Test Center's Test Area 1 March 5.

  • Test division practices emergency response

    Mar 27, 2013

    Electromagnetic Environment Effects Test Division, Redstone Test Center, conducted a helicopter crash response exercise March 19 to evaluate the Emergency Action Plan of E3 while using internal and external Redstone Arsenal emergency response assets.

  • USACE design chief handles heavy workload in Europe

    Mar 29, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Colleagues and customers alike regard David Muellerleile as a stalwart ally when it comes to meeting the needs of garrisons and bases across Europe. The Project Design Section chief for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District's Installation Support Branch guides a team of 22 U.S. and German liaison project managers, engineers, architects and technicians that supports Installation Management Command-Europe by developing and awarding design and construction ventures unique to each garrison's Directorate of Public Works and their tenants within the theater.

  • Gettin' dirty: FOB Salerno hosts mud run

    Mar 27, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- More than 50 Soldiers from various units from Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, participated in a mud run obstacle course, March 24. The two-mile course featured 15 different obstacles that challenged the Soldiers physically and mentally, while adding the elements of water and mud to help make the course even more difficult. The top three teams with the fastest times received Apple iPods that were donated from the FOB Salerno Army Air Force Exchange Service office.

  • Community focuses efforts on prevention during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 1, 2013

    USAG Grafenwoehr prepares for sexual harassment and assault stand-down, April 3.

  • US military in Kuwait salvages equipment, saves millions

    Apr 3, 2013

    In the surge of modern war, success is not often reached by a force of warfighters alone, it is also dependent upon items concealed in the legions of shipping containers that reinforce the fight. As the war in Iraq came to an end and troops returned home, many of the containers filled with equipment once used to sustain troops at war are now mountains of war relics shadowing several U.S. military bases in Kuwait. To ensure the containers and their contents didn't waste away in the desert, Operation Steel Purge sought to give them a new mission--saving money.

  • Right Arm Night bonds Yongsan staff members

    Mar 27, 2013

    YONGSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA-People who serve the community deserve a good relaxing time away from their workplace. In Yongsan, that break was offered during Right Arm Night held at the R&R Bar and Grill, Mar. 22.

  • Yongsan hosts Passover, honors Jewish traditions

    Mar 28, 2013

    In celebration of the biggest Jewish holiday, Passover, Yongsan hosted Passover Seder and celebrated the meaningful day with the presence of fellow Jewish service members, families and civilians here, March 26.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Tamara L. Cottam

    Mar 27, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Tamara L. Cottam

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit's relocation onto Camp Zama a 'major milestone'

    Mar 27, 2013

    The relocation of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit onto Camp Zama, Japan, which culminated with a welcome ceremony, held March 26, 2013, marks a "major milestone" in the U.S.-Japan security arrangement, the commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) said.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion earns regimental awards

    Jan 15, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, selected four of its Soldiers to compete for various regimental awards with in the Army engineer community. 1st Lt. Shane Wright, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edgar Espiritu, Staff Sgt. Charles Worley and Spc. Austin Gonzalez was nominated for the Grizzly Award, the Warrant Officer Award, the Sturgis Award, and the Van Autreve Award, respectively.

  • 84th Engineer Battalion conducts Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

    Mar 27, 2013

    The Forward Support Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, conducted a 48-hour Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise during their deployment at Camp Covington, Naval Base Guam.

  • Junior Spur Ride introduces children to time-honored Cavalry tradition

    Nov 30, -0001

    The troops stood no more than four feet tall with camouflage painted over smiles and the fierce look of determination as they stood ready; poised with colorful rubber "hand grenades" filled with water, ready to take on the assault course and defeat the bad guys.

  • 209th ASB awarded Combat Service Support Battalion of the Year

    Mar 26, 2013

    The 209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, received the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award in the Combat Service Support Category during a ceremony March 25 on Wheeler Army Airfield for their outstanding support of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade during the Brigade's year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Reading Across America

    Nov 30, -0001

    The room was instantly silent as all eyes turned to the soldier walking in. Approximately 20 children stared up from the floor, where they were sitting, and waiting expectantly. "Hello and thank you so much for coming," the teacher said with a smile as she came forward to shake the Soldier's hand. Pfc. Jessica Munivong, a signal systems support specialist with Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, then took her place in the small plastic chair in front of the children and introduced herself and the two books she had personally selected to read to them that day.

  • Junior Spur Ride introduces children to time-honored Cavalry tradition

    Mar 27, 2013

    More than 70 children, with the help of their parents, took part in the Junior Spur Ride Challenge, hosted by the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Raiders," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry, March 21, 2013, at the F Quad on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Career Counselor of the Year

    Mar 26, 2013

    Each year career counselor's from across the Army compete for the honor of being named Career Counselor of Year by the Secretary of the Army. This year that honor was awarded to Sgt. First Class Bradley, Hallum, who represented U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Honor Guard Gala

    Mar 27, 2013

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, delivers remarks at the The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS, Honor Guard Gala.

  • Military leaders praise Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

    Mar 27, 2013

    Top military leaders pay tribute to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, also known as TAPS.

  • Twins reunite during deployment

    Mar 27, 2013

    Fraternal twins Spcs. Janice and Janet Pagan enjoy spending a couple days at Bagram Airfield reuniting face- to-face for the first time in two years.

  • Soldiers Update - Military Police Eagle award

    Mar 27, 2013

    508th Military Police Battery from Joint Base Lewis-McChord receives the FORSCOM Eagle Award.

  • Soldiers Update - Hawaii Combatives

    Nov 30, -0001

    Hawaii National Guardsmen compete in combatives, the final phase of Best Warrior Competition.

  • Soldiers Update: Barber's farewell

    Mar 27, 2013

    Barbers in Heidelburg, Germany, prepare to say goodbye as U.S. Army Europe headquarters readies its move to Wiesbaden.

  • The Dragoon Games - A Fitness Challenge

    Nov 30, -0001

    The top five males and top five females from Combined Task Force 4-2 gathered at Kandahar Airfield to compete in a fitness competition known as The Dragoon Games. Includes sound bites from Lt. Col. Scot Droboszenski, Commander, 702 Brigade Support Battalion, CTF 4-2; Sgt. Nicholas Wohlers, Pharmacy NCO, 702 Brigade Support Battalion, CTF 4-2 (Competitor - 3rd Place Male); and 1st Lt. Christina Rath, Female Engagement Team Leader, Task Force Angry Viking, Combined Task Force 4-2 (1st Place Female). Also available in high definition.

  • Air National Guard Has New Director

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Air National Guard has a new Director. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Stephenson has more. Also available in high definition

  • 2/10 SFAB Salute's Women's History Month (With Graphics)

    Nov 30, -0001

    A video montage introducing female Soldiers assigned to the 2/10 Security Force Assistance Brigade for Women's History Month. Also available in high definition.

  • WLC Graduation

    Nov 30, -0001

    All the hard work of over 150 National Guard Soldiers on Camp Bondsteel paid off when they officially graduated from WLC. WLC is the warrior leadership course which provides Soldiers with the basic fundamentals of being a leader.

  • The eleventh hour

    Mar 26, 2013

    With only 21 days left in this year's tax season, specially trained soldiers diligently prepare taxes for active duty service members and retirees in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., community.

  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Security Forces assisted by International Security Assistance Forces began Operation Southern Fist III March 3, in the district of Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

  • NFL players visit Soldiers in Masum Ghar, Afghanistan

    Mar 27, 2013

    Players from the National Football League visited the Soldiers of Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar for a motivational United Service Organization tour, March 18, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Thunderbolt brigade strikes connection in Olympia

    Mar 27, 2013

    The commander of 17th Fires Brigade, Col. Ken Kamper, and Col. Steve Fletcher, the rear provisional commander of the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, met with city of Olympia Mayor, Stephen H. Buxbaum, March 14, 2013, at Olympia's city hall to discuss the importance of relationships and partnership between the city and the Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs bridges the basics

    Nov 30, -0001

    The senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord March 11-14 to talk to key leaders and service members about total force fitness, a priority of the chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, and bridging the basics.

  • Red Lions treated to a USO 'No Dough Dinner'

    Nov 30, -0001

    The USO has been an integral part of service members lives since shortly before the United States entered World War II. While the organization's mission - to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families - is national, it does much of its work at the local level serving troops such as those from 1st Battery, 37th Field Artillery Regiment "Red Lions," 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Tomahawks soldier recognized for his contribution to the 23rd Infantry Regiment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Thirteen soldiers and airmen from I Corps, 7th Infantry Division and its subordinate units and other unit entities from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were formally recognized for their hard work, dedication and demonstrated professionalism in improving the readiness of I Corps and the JBLM community, March 22, at the Cascade Club.

  • Soldier turns challenges into motivation

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Catherine Long works hard, there is no doubt about that. As the only geospatial intelligence analyst Soldier in Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division, she is charged with establishing and leading the geospatial intelligence curriculum for the new 7th Inf. Div. Intelligence Academy. Long also provides mentorship and guidance to Soldiers in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, 2nd Infantry Division; manages information requests from numerous redeploying units; and is helping to build the 7th Inf. Div. Security Management (G2) internal collaborative webpage.

  • Readiness through Prayer in the Army Reserve-PR

    Mar 26, 2013

    The Chaplains assigned to the Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, Fort Buchanan, play an instrumental role in preparing soldiers to deploy, especially during Holy Week. With their service, military Chaplains ensure soldiers and families are ready to face the difficulties that a mobilization presents.

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