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  • Sustainers unwind with fun time

    Mar 19, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in paintball activities March 11 at Paintball Asylum in Louisville, Ky.

  • Dugway's remoteness, expertise amaze Japanese bio-defense testers

    Mar 19, 2013

    At 37 million people, the Tokyo/Yokohama area of Japan is the world's most populated area, with an estimated 11,300 people per square mile. At its peak, Dugway Proving Ground averages fewer than two people for each of its 1,252 square miles. Little wonder that a group of Japanese scientists were amazed and delighted by Dugway's wide open spaces for testing a prototype biological agent detector for their nation. Scientists from the Technical Research & Development Institute, under the Japanese Ministry of Defense based in Tokyo, tested the detector from June to November. Named Divine Wind, the test had Japanese working alongside scientists from the Life Sciences Division of Dugway's West Desert Test Center.

  • 14th Engineers hosts Junior Leadership Seminar

    Mar 19, 2013

    "We now ask our NCOs to be managers, leader developers and, at the same time culturally astute. These same demands have been placed on our junior soldiers as well. We must take a hard look at ourselves to truly understand the meaning of these changes and how this affects our role in the Army profession," wrote to Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond Chandler, in a 2011 Army Live blog posting.

  • JBLM education centers assist service members to find TA alternatives

    Mar 19, 2013

    Until recently, the Army Tuition Assistance program paid college tuition costs and approved fees for active duty service members up to $4,500 every fiscal year at a maximum rate of $250 per semester hour.

  • 1st Infantry Division headquarters officially returns to Fort Riley

    Mar 20, 2013

    The 1st Infantry Division marked its return to American soil, March 19, 2013, with a colors uncasing ceremony at Victory Park on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Sending a touch of home to SMDC's deployed

    Mar 19, 2013

    Care packages being sent all year, not just for the holidays

  • Scouts scale Afghan mountains to disrupt insurgents

    Mar 19, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers assigned to Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a dismounted patrol in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in order to disrupt possible insurgent activity in Musa Khel District, Afghanistan, March 6.

  • Commander aims to keep Soldiers sharp

    Mar 19, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan --U.S. Army Lt. Col. Donald Evans, squadron commander for 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a quarterly discussion with his squadron pertaining to their mission accomplishments during their deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while at Camp Clark, Afghanistan, March 4 . 2013.

  • Female Signal officer speaks to the future roles of women in combat

    Mar 25, 2013

    In January, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced the Pentagon's lifting of the ban on female service members in combat roles. Maj. Nicole Vinson, the 51st Signal Battalion executive officer, has served almost 15 years in the Army, has seen the practical reasons behind the changes.

  • Soldier carries pride as third-generation 'Rakkasan'

    Mar 21, 2013

    Spc. Robert Fay Jr., an infantryman with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is the third Soldier to be part of the Rakkasans in his family; following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps.

  • Ready and Resilient spotlight graphic

    Mar 19, 2013

    Ready and Resilient spotlight graphic

  • International chaplains conference cultivates cooperation

    Mar 19, 2013

    The annual International Military Chief of Chaplains Conference (IMCCC) met in Stockholm, Sweden, February 4-8.

  • All-Army wrestlers successfully defend Armed Forces crowns

    Mar 20, 2013

    All-Army wrestlers won both the Greco-Roman and freestyle team titles at the 2013 Armed Forces Wrestling Championships, held March 16-17, 2013, at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Missile defenders hone Soldier skills

    Mar 20, 2013

    100th MDB Soldiers participate in field training exercise March 4-8

  • Commentary: STEM - Past, present, future

    Nov 30, -0001

    Back many years ago, when I was just a youngster growing up in Mountain Home, Ark., we were routinely given the opportunity to tour the Bull Shoals powerhouse on school field trips and outings. I remember being mesmerized by the size and scale of the structure and all the amazing equipment and machinery that was involved in producing power and controlling water.

  • Little Rock District's STEM efforts in the past 10 days reach nearly 600 students

    Nov 30, -0001

    It has been an active 10 days for the Little Rock District's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education program. The district and project offices participated in six events throughout Arkansas March 6-15.

  • Fitness centers to throw in the towel on towel service

    Mar 19, 2013

    Big savings to come with discontinuation of towel service at fitness centers

  • Women's Army Corps of the Signal Security Agency, This Week in History. March 20, 1943

    Mar 19, 2013

    World War II served as the springboard for women's entry into the intelligence field, especially Signals Intelligence. Beginning in mid-1943, Women's Army Corps personnel served in the Signal Security Agency, the US Army's SIGINT agency. Chosen for their intelligence, character, and loyalty, women worked alongside male counterparts assembling a picture of the enemy situation, intentions, and capabilities.

  • Rodriguez Relinquishes FORSCOM Colors on Fort Bragg; Will Lead AFRICOM Next

    Mar 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army Forces Command held a relinquishment of command ceremony March 15 on Fort Bragg, N.C., where Gen. David M. Rodriguez relinquished command to Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III, the FORSCOM Deputy Commanding General and acting commander until Rodriguez' successor is named.

  • Great heights: MICC director climbs Kilimanjaro

    Mar 19, 2013

    The contracting director at White Sands Missile Range recently achieved one of the greatest physical challenges only a relative few can ever say they've accomplished.

  • Division West helps to honor two Texas veterans

    Mar 19, 2013

    GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Decades after serving in the Army, the late Master Sgt. John Krowl and the late Master Sgt. Ben Snowden have been recognized for their valor and bravery to their country. Maj. Gen. Warren Phipps Jr., First Army Division West commanding general, presented the Krowl Family with the Prisoner of War Medal and the Snowden Family with the Silver Star in a posthumous awards ceremony at the Ben D. Snowden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8587 here March 16.

  • NFL players visit troops in Southern Afghanistan

    Mar 20, 2013

    Six National Football League players visited Regional Command-South to visit service members, March 1, 2013, as part of a USO troop tour.

  • Integrity: Doing what's right

    Mar 19, 2013

    Integrity is the sixth article in a series from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command focusing on the Army's Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Pacific Command senior enlisted adviser visits troops in Korea

    Mar 20, 2013

    The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Pacific Command visited American military personnel participating Exercise Key Resolve, at Warrior Base, South Korea.

  • 'Packhorse' Soldiers qualify at Udairi Range

    Mar 19, 2013

    Soldiers of 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division certified their basic marksmanship skills during M4 carbine and M16 rifle qualifications at Udairi Range, Kuwait, March 12-14.

  • Paratroopers prepare to test their skills, knowledge against each other

    Mar 19, 2013

    Across the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratroopers who have been chosen by their sergeants major, are preparing to face off in the division's annual Noncommissioned Officer and Trooper of the Year competition, today at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • FET DoWA Transfer of Mentorship

    Nov 30, -0001

    1 ABCT Female Engagement Team officially takes over the mentorship of the Qalat City Director of Women's Affairs.

  • School Opening in Panjwai District

    Nov 30, -0001

    The soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 assisted in the opening of a school in Nakhonay, Panjwai District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The school opening was a part of Operation East Point. Also available in high definition

  • Walt Peters - Ramblin' Country Man

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sergeant (Retired) Walt Peters supports Soldiers and Veterans with his music and generosity. Walt was part of the All Soldier Band of which George Strait was also a member. Walt is an inspiration to people he meets in many walks of life. Walt is nearly blind now because of diabetes, but that doesn't stop him from helping to take care of homeless Veterans as well as blind Veterans. His band, The Ramblin' Country Band, uses many of its proceeds to support Walt in his endeavors for the troops in the greater Savannah, Georgia area. Includes interview with Mickey Huggins, Lead Singer & Rhythm Guitarist - Ramblin' Country Band. Also available in high definition.

  • 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade Best Warrior Competition kicks off at Soldier's Field near Carey Gym on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2013. Soldiers will compete in several events over the next three days that will range from a physical fitness test, a written examination, a ruck march, weapon qualification, warrior task and drills lanes, a day and night land navigation course, and a formal question and answer board. The 210th Fires Bde. Best Warrior Competition is an individual competition that demonstrates the 210th Fires Bde. readiness to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Recruiter Helps Stop Suicide Attempt

    Mar 19, 2013

    Michigan recruiter credits values, faith and Army suicide prevention training for helping him avert teen's suicide attempt.

  • Spouse Volunteer Making a Difference

    Mar 19, 2013

    Spouse volunteer supports Army families as Family Readiness Group leader, Army Family Team Building program manager and in critical times of need.

  • Cultural ties: Schofield area rich in historic Hawaiian birthing stones

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Centuries before the area became a modern, major U.S. military installation, traditional Hawaiian leaders developed governance and management techniques that revolutionized Hawaii.

  • Welcome to the 'Nasty Nick'

    Mar 19, 2013

    The Soldiers are panting as they circle the first curve. The cold air seems to be no help as the sweat begins to form, and this is only the beginning.

  • Mililani Army JROTC cadets tackle marsh cleanup

    Mar 18, 2013

    WAIPAHU, Hawaii -- More than 33 students and Mililani High School Army JROTC cadets arrived at Pouhala Marsh, here, on an early Saturday morning to connect what they learned about invasive species, in class, with the real-world experience of removing non-native plants.

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

    Mar 19, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, conducted a culminating training exercise, from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla., to certify the unit's readiness for its upcoming deployment to Central Command Area of Operations.

  • Hale Kula offers 'Blended Learning'

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Parents of students who are presently enrolled in the third or fourth grade are invited to participate in Hale Kula Elementary School's Department of Defense Education Activity-funded Blended Learning (BL) program for school year 2013-2014.

  • Fort Sam kicks off Army Emergency Relief Campaign

    Mar 18, 2013

    -- Military and civilian leaders from Fort Sam Houston join Army Emergency Relief leaders to kick off the annual AER Campaign March 12 at the Army Community Services building. The theme of this year's nationwide campaign is "Supporting Soldiers and their Families -- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," and runs through May 15.

  • Dugway Proving Ground Internet Service Provider

    Mar 18, 2013

    Internet Issues Remedied - In response to the Internet problems that CentraCom Interactive experienced in Dugway, the following issues have been remedied.

  • Run with luck, for fun

    Mar 19, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Sounds of laughter and Irish folk music filled the air as 368 people stepped up to the starting line outside Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center on Fort Carson, Colo., to begin the Luck of the Volunteer Fun Run/Walk, March 15.

  • 71 years later: AER still helping Soldiers

    Mar 18, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and Family members gathered for the signing of the 2013 Army Emergency Relief Campaign Proclamation at III Corps Headquarters, March 5.

  • Soldiers Update: Gen. John F. Campbell sworn in as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff

    Mar 18, 2013

    Gen. John F. Campbell is sworn in as the 34th Army Vice Chief of Staff during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Taking the Title

    Aug 26, 2013

    On a snowy winter day at Fort Deven's South Post in Massachusetts, 10 Soldiers from the 368th Engineer Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, competed for the Best Warrior competition title March 8-10, 2013.

  • San Gabriel Valley Recruiting Company welcomes new commander

    Mar 19, 2013

    U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Los Angeles welcomes newest company commander.

  • Registration begins for kindergarten classes

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Starting school is a very exciting time for both children and parents, which is why the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is encouraging all parents to register their children for junior or regular kindergarten for the 2013-14 school year as soon as possible.

  • Fort Leonard Wood holds change of responsibility, retirement ceremony for top NCO

    Mar 18, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy as the installation's top noncommissioned officer during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held March 11 at Nutter Field House. Murphy joins the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence from the U.S. Army Engineer School where he most recently served as regimental command sergeant major.

  • Invasion of the aina snatchers

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Carnivorous wolf snails, Jackson's chameleons, pigs, goats, deer, fountain grass, strawberry guava, rats, slugs, devil weed, ants, coqui frogs, sheep.

  • USAASC announces MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Mar 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) convened a 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board, administered by the 51C Proponent Office, Feb. 26-27, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Out of 182 candidates, 44 were selected for reclassification.

  • Residents remember Prince Kuhio

    Mar 18, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Few individuals in Hawai'i's history have been as influential in the lives of contemporary Native Hawaiians as Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole.

  • Major renovation funded for Hale Kula Elementary

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Department of Defense announced, March 7, a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $26,560,000 to the Hawaii Department of Education for the renovation and expansion of Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • School officials prepare for new construction

    Mar 19, 2013

    The three-year $33.2 million re-construction plan for the 1959 built Hale Kula Elementary School, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, is scheduled for rapid implementation.

  • South Dakota National Guard Year in Review 2012

    Mar 19, 2013

    The South Dakota National Guard 2012 Year in Review.

  • Soldiers Update: Gainey Cup

    Mar 19, 2013

    Nineteen Cavalry Scout teams compete in the first ever Gainey Cup held at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers Update: Mobile aircraft control

    Mar 19, 2013

    The Army has designed the first mobile aircraft control tower and Spc. Christopher Jordan is the first to operate it.

  • U.S., British EOD team work together to make Afghanistan safer

    Mar 19, 2013

    Afghanistan can be a dangerous place. Staff Sgt. Joseph Orellana shows us a team of U.S. and British forces working together to make it a little safer.

  • Engagement University

    Mar 19, 2013

    Senior Leaders of the Patriot SFAB learn the important communication skills they will need to foster trust with their Afghan counterparts.

  • USO at Key Resolve 2013 helps service members relax, connect with family

    Mar 19, 2013

    Thanks to the United Service Organization, service members at Key Resolve 2013, an annual training exercise in South Korea, are experiencing some creature comforts not usually associated with military training.

  • Colombian visit strengthens military sales process

    Mar 20, 2013

    A delegation from the Colombian Army met with members of the Army Security Assistance Enterprise in Huntsville Feb. 28 to review the status of Colombia's foreign military sales program.

  • Watervliet's upgrade will reduce risk to Artillerymen, logistical footprint

    Aug 14, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has completed its first shipment of 19 M20A1 Breech Block Kits, as part of a $22.6 million contract for the U.S. Army to upgrade the M119A2 105mm howitzer.

  • Ironhorse conducts Mission Command Systems Integration exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders and soldiers of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry division conducted phases one and two of a Mission Command Systems Integration training exercise at the Deployment Ready Reaction Field's Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Pad, Feb. 19 to 22, here.

  • Former Cavalry Scout Teaches Army Values at Mississippi High School

    Mar 19, 2013

    Former Soldier teaches Army Values at high school where he coaches football.

  • New USAREC CSM Named

    Mar 20, 2013

    Houston Recruiting Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory O. Craig has been selected as USAREC's new command sergeant major, scheduled to replace Command Sgt. Maj. Todd A Moore later this year.

  • Jones named 2013 Engineer of the Year

    Nov 30, -0001

    North Little Rock native, Jan Jones, has been named the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District 2013 Engineer of the Year. Jones' achievements as a hydraulic engineer and water management tech specialist for the White River System elevated her to top honors.

  • U.S. Sen. Warren visits Natick

    Mar 19, 2013

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2013, as the installation braced for the impact of across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

  • Field Artillerymen Defend Base

    Mar 18, 2013

  • Women's History Month: ENIAC, first computer programmers

    Mar 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Anyone interested in the history of computing knows of the U.S. Army's ground-breaking Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. ENIAC was the world's first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer.

  • SAMMC Bone Marrow Program saves lives worldwide

    Mar 18, 2013

    Air Force Tech Sgt. Kenneth Raimondi was on top of the world with 13 years of successful active duty service and a happy marriage with two healthy, young active boys --until a year ago when he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that changed his life forever.

  • MICC small business specialist exemplifies contributions

    Mar 18, 2013

    Women's History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to history, culture and society. It also recognizes achievements by women in specific fields and a wide range of careers, including those at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.

  • Redeploying Safely

    Mar 18, 2013

    Safety is such a constant part of a Soldier's life they sometimes get complacent. After a while, one of two things usually happens: Soldiers forget about the measures that kept them safe because there have been no accidents, or they become focused on the outcome of a mission instead of their well-being. Often, the prime time for this to happen is when a unit is in the process of redeploying.

  • Bragg MPs start female mentorship program

    Mar 19, 2013

    The warrior mentality on the battlefield is genderless, and the desire to fight for freedom and one's country are not distinguished by biological differences. Women have been serving in the United States Army from the beginning, and as the world highlights women's achievements during the month of March, one Fort Bragg, N.C., unit has taken the lead in developing and supporting strong women leaders.

  • Tradition lives on as 'Fighting 69th' troops lead St. Patrick's Day Parade for 162nd time

    Mar 19, 2013

    For the 162nd time, the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, led the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the largest such parade in the world, March 16, 2013.

  • ARL employees support Read Across America Day at local elementary school

    Mar 18, 2013

    Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) supported Churchville Elementary School, who along with the National Education Association, celebrated Read Across America Day by reading stories to children in grades one through five on March 1.

  • Eye doctors teach combat trauma management

    Mar 19, 2013

    Trauma to the eye and its associated structures account for a significant number of combat-related injuries, according to the book "Combat Casualty Care: Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF," published by the Department of the Army, Office of Surgeon General in 2012.

  • Colors, music and customer service

    Mar 18, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The sounds of cash registers and customers' chatter mixed with cutters swiping fabric and speakers pulsing salsa music gave art enthusiasts reason to celebrate. Even before the official March 15 opening of the Kaiserslautern Arts and Cultural Center, people at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern were coming out to the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne to shop, said Ed Codina, the center's director. The garrison's directorate of Families, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, opened the doors in early March, followed by a two-day grand opening event.

  • Creative endeavors turn profit at craft fair

    Mar 18, 2013

    Vilseck Community Spouses' Club hosts its annual fourth Spring Craft Fair, highlighting artists within the community

  • On air and online: the 'commander's corner'

    Mar 18, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Lt. Col. Lars Zetterstrom, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, will host a "Commander's Corner," March 27, on both AFN Radio and Facebook. The forum is designed as an opportunity for Kaiserslautern Military Community members to ask questions or voice local concerns. Zetterstrom will share news and information about local community programs and upcoming events. Meanwhile, the garrison team will be on hand to get timely answers, he said. "We know that sometimes it's difficult getting to a community town hall to raise issues," Zetterstrom said "So we're coming to you, over the radio and the Internet."

  • 2CR Troops use Raven to patrol skies

    Mar 18, 2013

    When U.S. Forces move into an area for operations, one of the biggest aspects of modern warfare that helps with success is surveillance. It provides the necessary knowledge of what happens on the battlefield when it happens. One way to complete this task is to, not only see what happens on the ground, but also survey the area above it.

  • Soldiers take a seat during sports match

    Mar 18, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers introduced adaptive sports to the Soldiers of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and the 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

  • CTF 4-2 SFAT trains Afghan partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Walter C. Hickman instructs Afghan Soldiers on equipment from their ambulance Jan. 10 on Forward Operating Base Zangabad in the Panjwa'i District of Afghanistan. Hickman is a Medic Mentor Noncommissioned Officer assigned the Security Force Assistance Team of 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division). (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jose Martinez-Velez)

  • CTF 4-2 SFAT trains Afghan partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    Maj. Fermin Gonzales Jr., a logistics officer, explains the importance of property accountability to an Afghan National Army company commander Jan. 22 on Forward Operating Base Zangabad in the Panjwa'i District of Afghanistan. Gonzales is an ANA mentor assigned to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) Security Force Assistance Team. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jose Martinez-Velez)

  • Putting family first results in rapid rise through ranks

    Mar 19, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- More than two decades ago, Elizabeth Blackburn witnessed something no child should ever have to experience: the death of a parent. "When they fired off their rounds, my heart pounded; I was so frightened," said Elizabeth, recalling the 21 gun salute at her father's funeral. She was 10 years old. Soldiers in their dress uniforms, the bugler playing taps and the folded flag left a lasting impression on the young Elizabeth; one that would lead her to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1998. Now 33, Blackburn is a master sergeant.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • Electricity powers economic development in southern Afghanistan

    Mar 18, 2013

    Modern economic development requires energy to fuel everything from factory floors filled with machinery to a single sewing machine at a tailor's modest shop. To that end, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implemented a transitional solution that provides consistent, predictable electricity to businesses in Kandahar province: the Kandahar Bridging Solution.

  • Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 18, 2013

    While the 38th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of the more than 200 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 500 judged entries, this event is a primary training opportunity for military chefs.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' hit it hard at Italian air assault school

    Mar 18, 2013

    A small team of six Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team traveled to Livorno, Italy, last month to train with the 1st Tuscania Special Operations Regiment.

  • Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water

    Mar 18, 2013

    When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.

  • New AMC Chapel offers spiritual resiliency and fellowship

    Mar 17, 2013

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the chapel which is adjacent to brigade headquarters Mar. 16. Ground was broken for the new facility on Feb. 12 and a little more over a month later, services are being held there.

  • Nearly 6,000 participate in 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 18, 2013

    Nearly 6,000 marchers braved the 35-mile-per-hour winds during the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 17, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Combatant commanders 'co-chairs of the State Partnership Program fan club'

    Mar 18, 2013

    The National Guard State Partnership Program is an extraordinarily effective, enduring, low-cost tool to advance the national security objective of building partnership capacity, two veteran combatant commanders told Congress, March 15, 2013.

  • Dan Rather reports from 401st AFSB on Afghanistan retrograde

    Mar 20, 2013

    Dan Rather, American journalist, former news anchor for the CBS Evening News and currently managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine "Dan Rather Reports" on the cable channel AXS TV, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade March 11 to learn about and obtain video footage of the 401st AFSB retrograde mission.

  • Afghans take the lead in offering medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Capt. Brett C. Gordon, commander, A. Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 hands out bottled water to children 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 take the lead in offering medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Charese Bartlett, a medic with Female Engagement Team 6, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 explains how to use items in a medical kit 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 take the lead in offering medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Kelsea N. Wiley, a medic with Female Engagement Team 6, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 explains how to brush teeth 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 take the lead in offering medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Village locals show up 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)

  • Afghans take the lead in offering medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Charese Bartlett, a medic with Female Engagement Team 6, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 listens to a local child's chest for congestion 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 take the lead in offering medical treatment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Capt. Brett C. Gordon, commander, A Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 hands out bottled water to children 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)

  • Train the trainer

    Nov 30, -0001

    First Lt. Gerald Rogers and police mentor Steven Fowler with Security Force Assistance Team (SFAT) 20, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2 met with Afghan Uniformed Policemen Sgt. Abdulla and Sgt. Noorulah to train them to become instructors for the Afghan Uniformed Police (AUP) in the Spin Boldak district, March 6 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • GIRoA Expands Public Health and Humanitarian Assistance to Gorak District

    Nov 30, -0001

    Kandahar provincial and district officials visited the Gorak district of Kandahar province for a health shura and humanitarian aid distribution, Mar. 6. The Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (KPRT), a civilian-military team, and the World Food Program (WFP) assisted the Kandahar provincial government to deliver food aid and basic medical supplies needed to local citizens.

  • Traveling transition teams, returning Afghanistan to its original state

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Army has been in a number of conflicts. When these missions are published in the newspaper or broadcast during the evening news, the highlights are of combat missions, the drawdown of coalition troops and sequestration, or automatic budget cuts.

  • Zabul Agribusiness Development Team vaccinates more than 1,500 animals in Shin Kay district

    Mar 18, 2013

    Soldiers of the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team completed a four-day mission March 7, 2013, to vaccinate and assess the livestock in Shin Kay district of Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

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