Archive: Mar 2013

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  • Tax deadline approaching

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013) -- The deadline to file taxes with the IRS is April 15.

  • Research center partners with Army Health Clinic

    Mar 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Traveling to Australia can feel like a time warp. Sixteen hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time can result in jet lag that causes the body's physiological responses to be out of sync with its normal circadian rhythms.

  • SHARP coordinator educates Soldiers throughout brigade

    Mar 29, 2013

    FORT SILL, OKLA. (21 March 2013) -- Sgt. 1st Class Nicolas Raso is the 214th Fires Brigade Sexual Assault Response coordinator and has been educating Soldiers across the brigade about the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, also known as SHARP.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG addresses furloughs, command survey results, way forward at town hall

    Mar 21, 2013

    ASC's commanding general held his first town hall meeting March 19. Furloughs were on the minds of unit personnel. Jon Micheal Connor of the Public Affairs Office has this report.

  • Air defense Soldiers on guard in Turkey

    Mar 21, 2013

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey (21 March 2013) -- Nestled within the hills of Turkey just outside Gaziantep, one of the country's largest cities, U.S. Army Patriot missile batteries and tan and green tents pepper a hillside, serving as watch guards over the Turkish-Syrian border.

  • 1-14th Field Artillery trains up to move out

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013) -- 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery conducted a culminating training exercise (CTE) Feb. 28 to March 4 at Fort Sill, to certify the unit's readiness for its upcoming deployment to a Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations.

  • Addressing TBI: How to live after redeployment

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013) -- March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and to raise awareness concerning diagnosis and treatment of this complex and sometimes confusing medical condition, the Cannoneer interviewed Dr. Jason Albano, clinical neuropsychologist at the Fort Sill Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic. This is the second part of a two-part series on TBI.

  • AMC, IMCOM tackle funding issues in ROC drill

    Mar 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Balancing a budget with a reduction in funds is no small feat, but the U.S. Army Materiel Command and Installation Management Command tackled the issues together during a Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 19.

  • Wounded warrior: Brain injury 'doesn't mean you're broken'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Spc. Kevin Wear was riding in an armored vehicle in Afghanistan last summer when a roadside bomb exploded, tearing the vehicle into three pieces and killing three of the five passengers inside. The blast injured his leg and caused a traumatic brain injury that left him in a coma for about a week and a half.

  • Deployment fair prepares Currahees and family

    Mar 21, 2013

    In an effort to alleviate some of that weight approximately to 4,000 Soldiers and Family members with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division, attended the Currahee Deployment Fair at the Family Resource Center on Mar. 19, 2013 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Celebrating USACE women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

    Mar 22, 2013

    Women of different race, educational background and age make the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District a diverse and colorful workplace. These women use their intelligence, imagination and tenacity to contribute to and further the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. During Women's History Month, in March, the nation celebrates the advancements of women past and present. Engineering in Europe caught up with three distinguished women here - a project manager, architect and engineer - to find out how they chose a STEM career, their thoughts on the future of their field and their advice for today's students.

  • Major Arthur D. Nicholson, Jr. Becomes Last Cold War Casualty. This Week in History

    Mar 21, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - When Major "Nick" Nicholson and his driver, Staff Sergeant Jessie Schatz headed out to patrol an area in Ludwigslust, East Germany on the morning of March 24, 1985, there was nothing unusual about their mission.

  • Tulsa District Hydropower Training Program graduates recognized

    Mar 21, 2013

    Col. Michael Teague, Tulsa District commander recognized 17 graduates from the Hydropower Training Program during a recent graduation ceremony held at the Keystone Lake powerhouse.

  • Rodriguez relinquishes command of US Army Forces Command

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    The Army's largest organization closed another chapter today as Gen. David M. Rodriguez relinquished command of U.S. Army Forces Command as he departs for Germany and command of U.S. Africa Command. The ceremony, hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, recognized FORSCOM's overall mission, Rodriguez's efforts throughout his tenure and what is yet to come for the organization .

  • Chandler testifies to House Committee on Appropriations

    Mar 21, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III (right) and other service senior enlisted advisors testify to Congress, March 19, 2013, about quality of life and current fiscal uncertainty. He and his counterparts testified before the House Committee on Appropriations, subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Chandler said the current continuing resolution is affecting shortfalls in Army funding of overseas contingency operations due to emerging costs in theater, and with the enactment of sequestration, the Army is also being forced to make dramatic cuts to personnel, readiness, and modernization programs, thereby putting national security at risk.

  • Women's History Month observed at Natick

    Mar 21, 2013

    Former Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Sheila Widnall spoke at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's Women's History Month program March 20. This year's theme was "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics."

  • Fort Lee Women's History Month event focuses on mentorship

    Mar 29, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- Several women provided testimonials and recounted experiences that helped to shape their lives for the better during the 2013 Women's History Celebration, March 14, at the 832nd Ordnance Battalion headquarters on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Top Chefs: Hood's emotional response to winning 'best team' underscores importance of culinary arts

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- The anticipation among the Fort Hood, Texas, faithful was something akin to the announcement of a long-shot, at-large bid to the NCAA's "March Madness" basketball tourney.

  • Lee youth earns military child of year honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- A military teen on Fort Lee has been selected as the Army's Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront.

  • Sight running provides opportunity to experience Bamberg on the run

    Mar 22, 2013

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers and family members stationed in the Bamberg area are lucky: They work and live in a city that hundreds of thousands of tourists choose to visit each year. When it comes to sightseeing, the city now offers something new: Sight running, an opportunity to discover Bamberg on the run.

  • CTF 4-2 S6 soldiers communicate through art on Masum Ghar

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    When Spc. Michelle Delgadillo was younger, she went through a phase where she drew horses everywhere, she said. Now, the signal support systems specialist with Combined Task 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) draws infantrymen and Strykers.

  • Mobile RPAT eases redeployment stresses for CTF 4-2

    Nov 30, -0001

    As soldiers of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) reached the halfway point in their deployment, they realized they had equipment on their base that they were not using and could turn in.

  • 72nd ESB Soldiers explore math and science with Schweinfurt students

    Mar 21, 2013

    Math and science aren't just taught out of textbooks for students at the middle school here. That's because Soldiers assigned to the 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion brought the subjects to life in an effort to give a boost to a DoDEA initiative aimed at invigorating science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the class room.

  • Army Reserve Theater Support Group-Pacific conducts first-ever annual training event

    Mar 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Reserve's only Theater Support Group gathered its nearly 100 Soldiers from across the Pacific to conduct its first-ever consolidated annual training event, at Fort Shafter Flats and at Bellows Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 6-13, 2013.

  • Studying the Soldier as an athlete

    Mar 22, 2013

    To better understand how carrying heavy loads affects Soldiers, Tyler Brown, Ph.D., looks at them as if they were athletes.

  • �"Women inspiring Innovation through Imagination"

    Apr 8, 2014

    Team Bliss, in cooperation with 212th Fires Brigade and the 80th Civil Affairs Battalion held a Women's History Month ceremony at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, March 20. The ceremony featured two guest speakers and was attended by many Soldiers, civilians, and family members.

  • Army announces the off-ramp of reserve component units for fiscal year 2013

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Army will deploy active component units in lieu of four Army National Guard units in Operation Enduring Freedom-Trans Sahara and the Multinational Force Observer Task Force Sinai as a result of an immediate fiscal year 2013 budget shortfall of $18 billion.

  • Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: 'Making the world safer'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with leaders from the U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Field Operating Agency and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to discuss their mission, current priorities, and capabilities.

  • Secretary of the Army: Aviation critical to Army future

    Mar 21, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at Fort Rucker, Ala., March 18, 2013, where he assured Soldiers and family members that, despite budget concerns, those going into harm's way will be properly trained, fully equipped, and ready for their missions.

  • Wounded Warriors Gain Hands-On Experience with Corps of Engineers

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Honolulu District has developed working relationships with two Wounded Warrior units: the Warrior Transition Battalion based at Schofield Barracks and the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe. The mission of these organizations is to transition Warriors and families from injury, illness, or disease to duty or veteran status. When servicemembers become wounded, ill, or injured, they often face a major change in their career trajectory. While approximately 50% return to their military careers, many separate from service and begin a new career in the civilian workforce.

  • Soldier to be remembered, honored at advanced MP training range

    Mar 20, 2013

    A Soldier from Festus, Mo., is being remembered by the 14th Military Police Brigade and Fort Leonard Wood during a range dedication ceremony that is planned for 10 a.m. April 3 at the Protective Service Range 13.

  • 51st Signal provides robust communications to NTC

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Cobras of Charlie Company, 51st Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, participated in the National Training Center Rotation 13-03 at Fort Irwin, Calif., from Jan. 7 to Feb. 8 to improve their skill set and provide tactical and upper tier communications in a combat environment.

  • Path of women becoming an engineer has never been easy

    Jan 7, 2014

    Four SMDC employees tell their story of struggles and triumphs

  • Engineering Challenge lets professional engineers share real-world experience

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    Engineers involved with the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach program volunteered their time and expertise at the 25th Tulsa Engineering Challenge, March 8 at the Tulsa Technology Center.

  • Don't let stress get the best of you: Combating emotional stress

    Mar 20, 2013

    High stress levels can wreak havoc on a person's emotions, and when they're not managed effectively, they can affect decision making and even harm relationships. Several Army organizations on Fort Belvoir can help community members get control over their stress before it controls them.

  • Guard National Guard Chief Visits World Trade Center Tribute Site to Discuss Guard's Role in 9/11 Re

    Mar 20, 2013

    NEW YORK -- Gen. Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, visited lower Manhattan here March 15 to learn about a growing partnership between the 9/11 Tribute Center and the National Guard

  • Belvoir chaplains continue history of women chaplaincy in military

    Mar 20, 2013

    This year's celebration of Women's History Month has a deeper meaning for female chaplains in the armed forces as it serves as the 40th anniversary of women in military chaplaincy. During the last 40 years, female chaplains' have overcome differences in religious beliefs in their pursuit of equality and have assumed various leadership positions.

  • Women share value of STEM education during Women's History Month event

    Mar 20, 2013

    Fort Belvoir community members learned about the value of education and the job market for science, technology, engineering and math career fields during the garrison's Women's History Month Observance, March 14 at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club. The observance, hosted by the Equal Opportunity Office, celebrated women who represent this month's theme: "Women in STEM," which highlights female success in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Mary Ann Esfandiari, NASA Flight Projects Directorate for the Exploration and Space Communication Division associate director, served as the keynote speaker and discussed her STEM experiences.

  • Complexities of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

    Feb 2, 2014

    Imagine the frustration of going to your primary care provider with a medical issue that is deeply troublesome to you, and after being thoroughly examined, the doctor is unable to tell you what's wrong. This is called Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) or Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS).

  • Team River Runner celebrates grand opening of Fort Belvoir chapter

    Mar 20, 2013

    Thirty-nine Warrior Transition Battalion servicemembers participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the grand opening of the Fort Belvoir chapter of the Team River Runner adaptive paddle-sports program Monday at Benyuard Indoor Pool. Team River Runner is a volunteer organization launched in August 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center which focuses on providing services to the nation's wounded Soldiers, disabled veterans, and their Family members. The program aims to promote health and healing opportunities for wounded, injured and ill servicemembers and their Families by providing experience and training in kayaking, canoeing, rafting and stand-up paddle-boarding, according to Team River Runner, Fort Belvoir Chapter, Coordinator Sean McCarthy.

  • New control tower officially opened with ribbon-cutting

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Army Air Operations Group officially opened Davison Army Airfield's new control tower during a ribbon cutting ceremony March 14 at the airfield. The facility stands at 136 feet tall, dwarfing the airfield's old tower, which stands at 73 feet. The increased height, along with updated equipment, increases DAA's flight control capabilities and saves the Army money.

  • 'Vegucation' sparks youth interest, nabs major award

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Groundbreaking outreach efforts by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs Office have earned a first-place win in the 2012 Keith L. Ware communication competition.

  • 'Legendary' class presents paver to Quartermaster Museum

    Mar 20, 2013

    Members of the Quartermaster Advanced Class of 1959-1 dedicated a paver stone in honor and memory of the group's service to the nation March 20.

  • New center to provide commuting options

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new transportation center at Aberdeen Proving Ground will help personnel find alternative ways to commute to work.

  • Dueling pianists to bang out a rockin' evening at APG March 23

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Imagine having a live band, deejay and two comedians in one neat little package

  • 402nd FA trains Texas Reserve unit for Afghan route clearance mission

    Mar 20, 2013

    The 3-410th Engineer Battalion, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, trained Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 321st Engineer Company from Conroe, Texas, on route clearance vehicles they will be using on their mission in Afghanistan.

  • Wrestling's life's lessons: Former college athlete shares passion for wrestling with Fort Drum youth

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When he was 4 years old, Joshua Herzig's grandmother brought him, along with an older brother, to Copenhagen Pee Wee Wrestling in Copenhagen, N.Y. From that moment, wrestling would be a significant part of his life for the next 25 years. The following year, his father enrolled them in the Lowville Wrestling Club, the organization that would develop them through high school.

  • 'Red Dragons' host Waco JROTC field trip

    Mar 20, 2013

    Junior ROTC cadets experienced military operations first hand during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas, March 8.

  • Soldiers serve up taste of home for hungry patrons at Boris Café

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BORIS, Afghanistan -- In the 18th century, Napoleon said that an Army travels on its stomach. The cooks who operate the "Boris Café" at Forward Operating Base Boris agree.

  • Joint Force training focuses on situational awareness

    Mar 20, 2013

    The military uses the word 'Purple' to indicate combined forces for a joint effort. Recently, a group of Purple forces integrated to prepare for overseas deployment. Under the watchful eyes of First Army Division East trainer mentors, Navy, Air Force and Army personnel conducted entry control point security, convoy operations, and foot patrols during pre-mobilization training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Sequester furlough planning requires complex preparations

    Mar 22, 2013

    There's no shortcut to make the pending Proposal of Notification Letter easier or quicker to produce. Officials across the Army await the exact details and wording of the furlough communication to minimize confusion among employees.

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign underway

    Mar 20, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is officially underway for the Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. This year's theme is "Supporting Soldiers and their Families -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."

  • Advisers find challenging mission in Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- "A 'Salam Aleikum!" Peace be upon you! Every adviser learns this phrase before deploying to Afghanistan, and this is typically how advisers will greet their Afghan partners at the beginning of each day.

  • Aviators receive valor awards for distinguished actions in Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Aviators of 10th Combat Aviation Brigade have earned more than 80 Air Medals for Valor for distinguished achievements during the unit's 2010-2011 deployment to eastern Afghanistan. Six more Soldiers received Air Medals for Valor during a ceremony Monday at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. In addition, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief received the French Cross for Military Valor.

  • 10th CAB validates aviation operations ahead of deployment to Afghanistan

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- When the commanding general at Fort Rucker, Ala., saw Soldiers conducting physical training in shorts last month, he knew the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade had arrived. With temperatures in the 40s, the cool Alabama mornings were a respite for the Soldiers from the North Country. Although the unit enjoyed being able to conduct PT without having to worry about frigid temperatures, wind chill and ice, it was an important weeklong aviation tactical operations exercise that brought the 10th CAB to the southern post.

  • ACC subject matter experts examine standardizing contract oversight, surveillance

    Mar 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two questions--how is a contractor performing and how does the government know--formed the basis for a study examining standardizing contract oversight and surveillance.

  • Airmen learn how to save lives amidst chaos

    Mar 20, 2013

    A shrill whistle pierced the sky, a loud bang echoed through the trees, and screams followed close behind. Military personnel rush to the scene. It is chaos. "Is that the only tourniquet you can put on?" a voice shouts. "We will make it work," came a reply. Recently, Airmen from all over the United States came together to learn how to save lives using combat life saving techniques taught by 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East trainer mentors during pre-mobilization training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Arsenal on track with VE, LSS program

    Mar 20, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Continuous Process Improvement Office continues to spearhead process improvement, value engineering and Lean Six Sigma projects across the installation. These projects can also mean money for the Arsenal, and money in the project leader's pockets.

  • Marines practice search, rescue ops

    Mar 20, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- "Ready topside! Ready lower! Ready for two! Ready for three!" yelled Capt. Art Webb from the City of Monterey Fire Department and Monterey County Urban Search and Rescue team leader.

  • Spotlight on...Jeannie Johnson

    Mar 20, 2013

    Jeannie W. Johnson is a contract specialist and contracting officer assigned to the Regional Contracting Office at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • Budget impact on quality of life concerns top enlisted leaders

    Mar 21, 2013

    Senior enlisted advisors of the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines underscored to lawmakers March 19, 2013, the immense challenges the services face in tough fiscal times.

  • Warrior Exercise kicks off at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Mar 20, 2013

    Thousands of U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from across the nation practice skills in a multiweek exercise.

  • Leaders hope to enhance Army capabilities as new threats emerge

    Mar 21, 2013

    The world is becoming an increasingly complex and dangerous place, requiring a more agile, lethal and capable force, said Army leaders.

  • 2 Soldiers, 1 goal: Represent Army in 2013 Warrior Games

    Mar 22, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted Warrior Games trials on Fort Bliss and El Paso, Texas, March 4-8, 2013, and on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • Arsenal receives ISO recertification

    Mar 20, 2013

    During mid-January, Pine Bluff Arsenal underwent recertification of the installation' Environmental Management System-ISO 14001, and surveillance audits were conducted on the Quality and Safety Management Systems- ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001.

  • Natick holds successful Health and Wellness Fair

    Mar 20, 2013

    Twenty-five exhibitors from on and off the installation participated March 13 in the 2013 Natick Soldier Systems Center Health and Wellness Fair, which seeks to encourage a healthier workforce.

  • Financial aid workshop to assist military students

    Mar 20, 2013

    On March 29, education center staff at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will host a financial aid workshop to help answer questions and point Soldiers toward scholarships, grants and other benefits they may be eligible for, said Ramona Kausch, an Army education services officer. The workshop will be at Kleber Kaserne, building 3205, in the transition center classroom. It will be offered in two sessions, one at 9 a.m. and a second at 1 p.m., Kausch said. The focus will be the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • Armyhire.com named Army's best website

    Mar 21, 2013

    Armyhire.com, Army Contracting Command's recruiting website, has been named the Army's best website, the Army announced, March 19, 2013.

  • Army North senior leaders discuss professional development of Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2013

    Senior noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) gathered recently at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to discuss the importance of being directly involved in the professional development of their Soldiers.

  • Panhandle Army Reserve Center holds groundbreaking

    Mar 20, 2013

    The community of Bay County, Florida will be getting a new $6 million Army Reserve center which is expected to be completed by early 2014 and will house three transportation units and over 100 Soldiers.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) FIFC manager receives Commanding General Certificate of Appreciation

    Mar 20, 2013

    Sonja Brewer, the 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Training and Doctrine Command liaison, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Melvina Harrison, an Instructional Systems Specialist at the Army Training Support Center, Fort Eustis Va. March, 14, 2013.

  • Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

    Mar 20, 2013

    This year's Easter Sunrise Service at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater begins at 6:30 a.m., Sunday March 31

  • Army electronic warfare evolutionary path presented at EW Summit

    Mar 21, 2013

    Col. Jim Ekvall, the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-39 Electronic Warfare Division chief, had the opportunity to speak at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Electronic Warfare Summit, March 19, 2013, which just so happened to be the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq.

  • Completion of critical project milestone celebrated for Tamiami Trail One-Mile Bridge

    Mar 20, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Federal, state and local officials stood atop 5,280 linear feet of restoration progress as they came together to celebrate the completion of the Tamiami Trail one-mile bridge March 19 in Miami, Fla. "Today marks a critical milestone for the Tamiami Trail Modifications Project," said Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, who spoke at the ceremony alongside Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball, and South Florida National Parks Trust Board Chairman Neal McAliley. "But, there is still more to do. With the continued support of the Administration, the state of Florida and our partnering agencies, we will continue our work to restore this American treasure."

  • BHT hosts 'Innovation Day' for San Antonio

    Mar 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, along with the Navy Medical Research Unit-San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) and the Air Force Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service (DECS), combined known as the Battlefield Health and Trauma Research Institute (BHT), hosted an Innovation Day March 7. More than 60 leaders from San Antonio, to include academia, biotechnology entrepreneurs, and city leaders, attended. The event was designed to promote awareness of the tri-service combat casualty care research programs in order to facilitate aligned and synergistic endeavors between these three commands and civilian entities.

  • Burn Center Holds Remembrance Ceremony

    Mar 20, 2013

    On March 6, 2003, Lance Cpl. Ian Lennon, a motor transportation Marine with the 5th Marine Regiment in Kuwait, was burned in an explosion while fueling a tanker. The next day, Lennon, burned 33 percent of his body, was transported and admitted to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Since that day and for the next 10 years, the Burn Center has cared for 1,147 other wounded warriors who sustained severe burns and/or associated injuries, most directly in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF).

  • Guardsmen improve SATCOM readiness

    Mar 20, 2013

    Four National Guardsmen learned troubleshooting and repair procedures for a mission critical system to increase their readiness and improve their repair capabilities prior to deployment.

  • 48th Combat Support Hospital soldiers sent for nine-month assignment

    Mar 20, 2013

    About 180 members of the 48th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Meade, Maryland are deploying on a nine-month assignment in Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Afghan Soldiers Detonate C-4 Explosives on Range

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    Afghan soldiers of the Second Mobile Strike Force received their first hands-on experience with C-4 during an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) disposal demolition-exercise. The 151st Engineer Company held the training. The training helped prepare the 2MSF in performing route clearance operations independently. Includes sound bites from Capt. Thomas Grabos, 151st Engineer Company. Also available in high definition.

  • Seven Mary Three: Team Mustang patrols the highways

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    Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Frazer, 21, a scout from Kissame, Fla., with Team Mustang, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, hands candy out to an Iraqi toddler during a patrol along Route Mobile in western Al Anbar province, Iraq, May 10. The Marines took time to visit citizens along the major highway to maintain peace and stability in the area.

  • Faces of Afghanistan

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    Children enjoy a light moment as they come out to greet members of a Female Engagement Team attached to Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Faces of Afghanistan

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    A young girl poses for a photo in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. Children and local villagers gathered to speak with members of a Female Engagement Team attached to Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division). (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Events out of your control can affect your financial future

    Mar 20, 2013

    In these uncertain financial times, it has never been more important than right now to take a look at your funds and start planning for possible troubles.

  • Faces of Afghanistan

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    Afghan citizens gather to speak to members of the female engagement team with Combine Task Force 4-2 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Faces of Afghanistan

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    A child poses for a photo in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. Children and local villagers gathered to speak with members of a Female Engagement Team attached to Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division). (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Faces of Afghanistan

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    Children greet a U.S. Soldier assigned to the Female Engagement Team serving with Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer/Released)

  • Faces of Afghanistan

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    A young girl poses for a photo in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 4, 2013. Children and local villagers gathered to speak with members of a Female Engagement Team attached to 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

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    Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas, Female Engagement Team, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, prints out a photo to give to the children during Operation Southern Fist III, March 4, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Southern Fist III

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    Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas, Female Engagement Team, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, prints out a photo to give to the children during Operation Southern Fist III, March 4, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Southern Fist III

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    Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas and 2nd Lt. Lindsay Whitney, Female Engagement Team, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, engage the locals in conversation during Operation Southern Fist III, March 4, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Southern Fist III

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    Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas and 2nd Lt. Lindsay Whitney, Female Engagement Team, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, engage the local children in conversation during Operation Southern Fist III, March 4, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Southern Fist III

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    Staff Sgt. Claudia Caberoherbas, Female Engagement Team, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, laughs as a local boy makes faces at the camera during Operation Southern Fist III, March 4, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers of Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, enjoy the view with the locals from a local shrine, March 3, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army Medics evaluate locals at a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Kevin J Muirhead, a soldier with the Company Intelligence Support Team (CoIST), 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, in-processes a member of the local community during a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army Medics evaluate locals at a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Mark Coloma, a soldier with Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, in-processes a member of the local community at a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army Medics evaluate locals at a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Afghans help locals with medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Kelsea N. Wiley, a medic with Female Engagement Team 6, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 listens to a local woman during a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Mushan locals

    Nov 30, -0001

    Village locals gather for a Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP), March 14, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Jennifer Frazer, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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