Archive: Mar 2013

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  • Operation Southern Fist III

    Nov 30, -0001

    International Security Assistance Force Soldiers participated in an Afghan National Security Forces mission with the purpose of denying enemy access to former weapons cache site.

  • First Mortar Shoot for the Second Mobile Strike Force, Afghan National Army

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan soldiers of the Second Mobile Strike Force fired their first mortars during a hands-on mortar exercise given by the 5th Squardron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, First Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division. The exercise introduced them to basic concepts of how a mortar team operates. In the future, the 5-7 CAV plans to give a culminating event where the Afghan soldiers will have their own observers with their own mortar team to complete a mortar-fire mission independently. Soundbite includes Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Miller. Unit: 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, First Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division. Unit Hometown: Fort Stewart, GA. Produced by Spc. Tim Morgan. Also available in High Definition.

  • Hawaiian Advisory Team Postures Afghan Police for Counter-IED Success

    Nov 30, -0001

    A feature focusing on the relationship a Hawaiian Advisory Team has with the Qalat Reserve Kandak. The Hawaiian advisory team hold a five-day Counter-IED class for the policemen. Lead: Afghan police in Zabul Province are becoming the experts in countering Improvised Esplosive Devices (IED's) during a five day exercise with a Hawaiian National Guard advisory team. Tag: The Hawaiian advisors hope to see the Qalat Reserve Kandak completely sustainable in the near future. Soundbites include Maj. Kevin Carbrey - Team Commander; Lt. Col. Mark T. Mitsui - Executive Officer; 1Lt. Christopher Bretz - Technical Advisor; Kennon Lopez - Warrior Training Alliance and Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Ynigues - Senior Enlisted Advisor. Produced by Spc. Tim Morgan. Also available in High Definition.

  • Local Afghans Seek Medical Aid From the Afghan National Army

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from Combined Task Force 4-2 assisted the Afghan National Army in hosting a Medical Civil Action Program (MEDCAP) at combat outpost (COP) Mushan. Civilians throughout the area were invited to come and seek medical treatment from the medics of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Kandak, 205th Corps, Afghan National Army. Medical supplies were given to those in attendance. Includes sound bites from Capt. (Dr.) Sarbazkhan Mirakhil, 2-1-205 Afghan National Army Physician, Interpreted by Ahmed Massoud Sofizada (Mike), Linguist, Civil Affairs Team 8112; Spec. Joseph Thielmann, Team Member, Alpha Company, 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, Combined Task Force 4-2. Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. Also available in high definition.

  • Purgatory -- No longer just a place

    Mar 16, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - On April 20, 2012, Purgatory Vodka, an alcoholic beverage containing hemp byproducts, became available for purchase throughout the United States, including at retailers on select military installations -- until recently.

  • Children's program here provides structure, discipline through high-energy activities

    Mar 16, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The chapel-sponsored Awana club is molding children in a positive light. The discipleship program on Fort Huachuca uses high-energy activities and games, Scripture memorization and interactive Bible lessons to develop each child's relationship with Jesus Christ, according to Fred Robinson, installation director of religious education.

  • TACOM LARs keep things movin'

    Mar 16, 2013

    TACOM logistics assistance representatives (LARs) keep things movin' as they make daily rounds of supported units in their mission to support the Warfighter. Spending a morning with four LARs at Bagram means lots of stops and logging at least one trip completely around Bagram Airfield as they work with their units.

  • Back to school

    Mar 16, 2013

    The Raider Brigade officially opened "Raider University" during a ceremony March 8 at the Gateway Theater on Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • 'Raiders' train at Udairi Range

    Mar 16, 2013

    Two "Raider" Brigade battalions enhanced their warrior skills during weapons systems training at Udairi Range, Kuwait, March 4-7.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade Soldiers return to basics, reset small arms weapons in theater

    Apr 16, 2013

    Soldiers in the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division return to basics to complete small arms reset work in theater using Soldier skills and guidance from TACOM Armament Logistics Assistance Representatives.

  • Golden Dragons Assist in Vision Screenings at Nanaikopono Elementary

    Mar 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division visited Nanaikopono Elementary School on Mar. 11 to help members of the Lions Club give vision screenings to the students.

  • TCIM IS military deputy, operations chief retires after 33 years of service

    Mar 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Family, friends and colleagues gathered to honor Col. Michael Arinello's accomplishments last week. His most recent -- retirement. A ceremony was held March 8 in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall, to thank Arinello for his 33 years of military service.

  • Financial management promotes Soldier stability

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Battalion Command Financial Noncommissioned Officers throughout Fort Carson attended a financial management train-the-trainer course at the Army Community Service center, to learn new skills to help Soldiers better manage their money, Nov. 13-15.

  • Fort Carson bolsters Soldiers' holiday spirit

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- During the holiday season, Fort Carson services offer a variety of events for Soldiers and their Families who are staying in the area.

  • Soldiers give thanks to Colorado community

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The aroma of roasted turkeys filled the Fort Carson Culinary Academy as food service specialists, from across post, cooked and carved turkeys, Nov. 19-21, to be delivered and served to those in need throughout the Colorado Springs community, on Thanksgiving Day.

  • AFAP conference held to foster post needs

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A diverse group of volunteers in the Fort Carson community came together to resolve issues and concerns brought up by post community members, during an Army Family Action Plan conference, held at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Sept. 24 - 26.

  • Wounded warriors strengthen bond with fellow Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Injured veterans talked with fellow Soldiers, 4th Brigade Combat Team and 4th Infantry Division leadership, and Colorado Springs community members, during the 4th BCT Wounded Warrior Breakfast at the Mountain Warrior Dining Facility, Oct. 17.

  • Replacing the Images of War With Beauty of Nature

    Mar 19, 2013

    Photography helped Recruiting Command NCO overcome PTSD.

  • Spurs share spotlight with two 470th MI Brigade battalions

    Mar 19, 2013

    The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion and the 201st MI Battalion receive recognition before and during the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers NBA basketball game at San Antonio's AT&T Center, March 8, as part of Military Appreciation Night.

  • Recruiter Journal - March-April 2013

    Mar 15, 2013

    The March-April issue of the Recruiter Journal is now online

  • Containing cost, rebuilding nation

    Mar 15, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Thousands of shipping containers stand stacked on most U.S. bases in Afghanistan and the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command is working hard to get rid of them.

  • Warriors' Warehouse helps Soldiers turn houses into homes

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers, Fort Carson Leadership and community partners gathered at Fort Carson Building 302, for a ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Warriors' Warehouse, Nov. 1.

  • BUILDING STRONGĀ® for Afghanistan's security

    Mar 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds Afghan National Security Forces facilities including military bases and police stations that provide adequate settings for ANSF to live, work and train.

  • Hip, hip, hooray: Cheer class held on Fort Bragg

    Mar 15, 2013

    The All American Cheer team, practices Wednesdays, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., at Maholic Child Development Center. The class is offered through the SKIES Unlimited program, designed to compliment youth experiences as military and Department of Defense dependents.

  • Carson honors lives lost in line of duty

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers, Families, friends and community members gathered to honor the memory of Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Griffin, senior enlisted leader, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division; Maj. Thomas Kennedy, fire support officer, 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div.; and Air Force Maj. Walter "D.G." Gray, air liaison officer, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, during a memorial service held in their honor at Founder's Field, Aug. 23.

  • Soldiers, community volunteer to build ranch for Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2013

    For months, Soldiers and members of the community have worked on the construction of the Warrior Outreach Ranch in Fortson, Ga. The open house for the ranch is from 6-9 p.m. April 5, a day before the sixth annual Warrior Outreach Horsemanship event on Fort Benning's Wetherby Field.

  • EFMP provides care for Families in need

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program is a multi-agency program that provides community support and multiple services to Soldiers and Families with exceptional Family members on Fort Carson.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group makes barracks cheerful, welcoming for returning 'Outlaws'

    Mar 15, 2013

    When Soldiers from the 102nd Sapper Company get home to their barracks from a nine-month deployment, they will be in for a pleasant surprise thanks to 102nd Sapper Co. Family Readiness Group. Instead of empty dressers, uncovered beds and clean counters, 41 'Outlaws' will find snacks, pillows, new shower curtains, toiletries and other goodies with welcome home signs hung in every room.

  • Colorado Springs' leadership tour Fort Carson

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Colorado Springs community leaders accepted an invitation from Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, to visit the military installation and tour its facilities, July 19.

  • Marine visits Fort Benning on way to 50 state capitals

    Mar 15, 2013

    Many Soldiers have passed through Fort Benning on their way to completing a larger mission. On March 4, Leonard "Mac" McQuown, a former Marine, did the same. McQuown is in the midst of a six-year journey to walk to every state capital in an effort to raise awareness and funds for veterans.

  • Fort Bragg library celebrates namesake's 100th birthday

    Mar 15, 2013

    Fort Bragg's Throckmorton Library celebrated the 100th birthday of its namesake in a ceremony Feb. 28. Gen. John L. Throckmorton, a veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Detroit riots, commanded both the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps during his time at Fort Bragg. He later retired in Fayetteville after 38 years of service.

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts Soldiers, Families, babies at Maternity Fair

    Mar 15, 2013

    Baby talk filled the halls of Womack Army Medical Center on March 9, as nearly 400 expecting Families attended a Maternity Fair. In its tenth year, the fair offers information to Families who are expecting a child, new parents, or Families wishing to start a Family in the future.

  • RIA-JMTC expands logistics mission in support of PM Soldier Sensors and Lasers

    Mar 15, 2013

    Dignitaries from local and higher commands cut the ribbon to open the Sensors and Lasers Distribution Center (SLDC) at Rock Island Arsenal Wednesday. The SLDC became operational in Sept. 1, 2012, allowing RIA-JMTC to fulfill the PM SSL logistics mission by providing products to support the Total Package Fielding (TPF) missions to the war fighter.

  • Fort Bragg town hall meetings address sequestration

    Mar 15, 2013

    Units around Fort Bragg have been holding town hall meetings since last month to ensure the civilian workforce is informed about the impact and effects of sequestration.

  • Wounded Warriors receive community support

    Mar 17, 2013

    Wounded Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, received medical screenings at a luncheon hosted by Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, Texas, March 8, 2013.

  • BOSS: connecting fellow warriors

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Dedicated Soldiers have taken the time to enhance post camaraderie, by becoming their unit's representative in the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, which allows many single Soldiers to enjoy the recreational and leisure activities available on Fort Carson.

  • Exchange fills important role in community

    Mar 15, 2013

    The Exchange at Fort Benning doesn't just provide its customers with convenient on-post shopping options; it also gives back to the community in other ways, Exchange officials said. Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, with the other third used to renovate Exchange facilities or build new facilities, such as the new facilities at Patton Village and Harmony Church.

  • 'No delays in burials' despite budget cuts at Arlington

    Mar 18, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery staff won't be furloughed "so there will be no delays in burials," but needed infrastructure improvements are on hold for now, said Arlington National Cemetery's leader.

  • Medical professionals learn advanced skills to treat patients

    Mar 15, 2013

    Fort Carson's medical professionals began training at Evans Army Community Hospital Jan. 7, and carrying through to Feb. 8, to develop and enhance their medical proficiency, as well as update and sustain their clinical skills.

  • 18th FMC uses Abilene Paradox, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator training to strengthen as a team

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Members of the 18th Financial Management Center spent the afternoon of Feb. 19 working on a unique team building experience. The team building was focused on the "The Abilene Paradox" and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The Abilene Paradox was first introduced by Jerry B. Harvey. He describes the, paradox as a breakdown in communication within a group that occurs when people take in the "Don't Rock the Boat" mentality. The purpose of the first activity "The Abilene Paradox" targeted the concepts of group development and focused on the cognitive part of learning where the Soldiers were introduced to the impact of, "mismanagement of agreements" within a group.

  • 71st EOD welcomes new Sgt. Maj.

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Sgt. Maj. Matthew Boehme assumed responsibility of 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), from the outgoing senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Woods, in a ceremony March 7, on Founders Field. Woods, a 27 year enlisted Soldier in the Army, is retiring and moving with his Family back to Arkansas.

  • Col. Gonsalves promoted to brigadier general

    Mar 15, 2013

    Colonel Ryan Gonsalves, deputy commanding general for maneuver, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, received the rank of brigadier general during a promotion ceremony hosted by the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno, at Founder's Plaza, Aug. 17.

  • ACS 'Kids Chat' opens new avenues of communication for children

    Mar 15, 2013

    The Fort Carson Army Community Service, Family Advocate Program, held a "Kids Chat" session as part of their Family Violence Prevention Plan at the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Headquarters building, Aug. 24, to help military children open up about their feelings and to hear the concerns of deployed parents.

  • Airman named IMCOM's best military firefighter

    Mar 15, 2013

    Senior Airman Steven Soto is shy and quiet. But make no mistake -- if something comes up, he'll probably be the first to volunteer. That, one of his superiors said, is the attitude that recently earned him the honor of 2012 Military Firefighter of the Year for the Army's Installation Management Command.

  • 3rd ABCT focuses on reintegration

    Mar 15, 2013

    Day zero of redeployment was a happy day for Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, as they reunited with Family and friends following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. After the returning Soldiers went on a 48-hour pass to enjoy being back at home, they began Army-mandated reintegration training, part of the Deployment Cycle Support Process -- 10 days designed to successfully transition Soldiers from the front lines to the home front.

  • Campbell promotes Kimmons

    May 20, 2013

    Gen. John F. Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army, promoted Sgt. 1st Class Keith Kimmons to master sergeant at the Pentagon, March 13, 2013. Campbell said the Noncommissioned Officer Corps is the backbone of the Army, and it was an honor to promote Kimmons.

  • Soldiers reunite with Family

    Mar 15, 2013

    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team landed at Fort Benning Thursday following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. More than 150 Soldiers came home on the flight, the final one in a series of eight that brought home about 2,000 warriors.

  • Fort Carson's new Commander

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Fort Carson welcomed a new commander Thursday; a 28-year combat veteran, who has served in ranger, airborne, and infantry units around the world prior to coming to the mountain post.

  • 63rd Engineers return from nine-month deployment in Afghanistan

    Mar 15, 2013

    Nearly 130 Soldiers in the 63rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 11th Engineer Battalion, returned from Afghanistan March 4. Their arrival was hailed in a welcome home ceremony with hundreds of guests -- fellow Soldiers, community volunteers and Family members.

  • USAG Scweinfurt announcements: March 14, 2013

    Mar 15, 2013

    Announcements for USAG Schweinfurt for March 14, 2013

  • USAG Bamberg announcements: March 14, 2013

    Mar 15, 2013

    The announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg for March 14, 2013

  • Soldiers support deployed service members with monthly blood drives

    Mar 18, 2013

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) hosted their first of nine Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drives [ASBP], Mar. 11, at the community center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Lt. Dan visits wounded warriors at WFSC

    Mar 15, 2013

    Gary Sinise, who is often known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan in the Oscar-winning film "Forrest Gump," made an unscheduled visit the Warrior and Family Support Center on March 7. Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band played a free concert Marrch 6 at Brooke Army Medical Center for wounded warriors, service members and their families.

  • Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III official photo

    Mar 15, 2013

    Lt. Gen. William B. Garrett III official photo

  • Gainey Cup highlights recon forces

    Mar 15, 2013

    Nineteen teams competed at the inaugural Gainey Cup competition, but only one came away the victor. 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, was given the top prize at the awards ceremony March 5, the final day of the competition. Hailing from Fort Richardson, Alaska, the team included Staff Sgt. Justin Miller, Sgt. Zachary Adkins, Spc. Alexander Berlin, Spc. Mitchell Sanderson and Pfc. Joseph Calderon.

  • Picatinny business manager touches many communities

    Mar 15, 2013

    Marty Kane is not a man to lounge around. In addition to a 40-plus hour workweek, he is president of two community organizations, a board member of several others, and plays on multiple intramural sports teams. And he loves every minute of it.

  • Math Night lights up family fun

    Mar 15, 2013

    About 150 families with approximately 250 students joined together during Math Night held at the Villaggio school complex March 6, where the PTSA and faculty offered an evening of fun and engaging mathematical games and activities for children of all ages.

  • Ciao Conference brings community women together

    Mar 15, 2013

    March 8 is known in Italy as the "Festa della Donna" celebration or International Women's Day. To mark the occasion, more than 100 women from the Vicenza Military Community gathered for the annual combined Italian-American organization Ciao Conference, enjoying a variety of classes and cultural opportunities at Dai Gelosi, a restaurant in nearby Valproto.

  • Womack hosts Soldiers, Families, babies at Maternity Fair

    Mar 15, 2013

    With nearly 270 babies born at Womack Army Medical Center each month, there are many parents who are searching for information regarding what's available for them at the hospital.

  • When gyms attack

    Mar 15, 2013

    Going to the gym is supposed to be good for you.

  • Emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury awareness

    Jan 27, 2014

    Some of us grew up drinking out of the garden hose. Many of us grew up without using seat belts, car seats or helmets. However, we have come a long way in our society. The next generation is more educated on the value of injury prevention and making better choices.

  • Franconia Military Community announcements: March 14, 2013

    Mar 15, 2013

    Announcements for the Franconia Military Community, including U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt for March 14 through 20.

  • Veterans History Project chronicles myriad stories of everyday heroes

    Apr 2, 2013

    A stringent endeavor is underway to record servicemembers' war time experiences -- especially veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

  • Myer Soldiers included in VHP collection

    Mar 15, 2013

    Dozens of former military police and officers who were based at Fort Myer during the 20th century have given their first-hand accounts of war time proceedings to the Veteran History Project.

  • Temporary appointments, furlough discussed at ANAD town hall meetings

    Mar 15, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander held three town hall sessions this week, accompanied by installation leaders. The meetings allowed Bolander to communicate with the workforce regarding recent fiscal year 2013 budget cuts, commonly known as sequestration, and how they would affect depot operations. The night shift session was held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the final paint facility of the Nichols Industrial Complex. Thursday afternoon, the second town hall meeting was also held in the final paint facility. It was broadcast live on the LAN. This morning, the third meeting will be held in the west area.

  • Anniston Army Depot Prayer Breakfast held

    Mar 15, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's March 7 Prayer Breakfast was filled with personal stories and discussion on the power of prayer. James Wilson, guest speaker for the event and the chaplain for Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, said prayer requires a few things to be effective - connection, communication and conversation.

  • DEM provides spill response training for Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2013

    Gregory Olmsted, environmental protection specialist with the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Environmental Management, spoke with 10 bus drivers from the 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) about the importance of properly responding to hazardous material spills, including materials like oil and diesel March 8.

  • Overexertion a leading cause of injuries

    Mar 15, 2013

    Overexertion, the act of performing a job task that is beyond an individual's physical limitations, is one of Anniston Army Depot's top causes of injury. These musculoskeletal injuries could take the form of a strain or sprain. They often happen when an individual lifts an object that is too heavy or lifts in an incorrect manner. "As much as possible, employees should use mechanical lifting devices," said Ken Fagan, a safety specialist in the depot's Safety Office.

  • Geier named ANAD DPW safe employee

    Mar 15, 2013

    Mike Mathews, Anniston Army Depot's director of public works, presented Glenn Geier with a time-off award for being named DPW's Safe Employee of the Quarter for October through December.

  • JBM-HH historian retires

    Mar 15, 2013

    It's not the end of history, but close. When Kim Bernard Holien retires from civilian service March 15 after 18 years as the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall historian, the position itself will disappear.

  • Henderson Hall leadership host town hall

    Mar 15, 2013

    Marines and their Family members mingled with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall staff for a Town Hall meeting held at the Marine Club on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall March 12.

  • Personnel matters addressed regarding sequestration and furlough

    Mar 15, 2013

    Questions on sequestration abound, but many answers are readily available. "We want to ensure our Fort Benning employees are informed on all aspects of how sequestration will affect them," said Gary Jones, MCoE Public Affairs director, "so they can at least understand the issues and plan accordingly."

  • Henderson Hall Marines, staff visit Home of the Commandants

    Mar 15, 2013

    Marines from Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall and civilian employees from Marine Corps Community Services and the Marine Corps Exchange had the opportunity to tour the Marine Corps commandant's home March 8.

  • Parking inside lines is essential to avoiding tickets on JBM-HH

    Mar 15, 2013

    Depending on the building you work in and the time you arrive, finding a viable parking spot on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall can be a trial. Like a game of musical chairs, you may find yourself circling aisles of cars trying to beat another motorist to the last remaining parking space.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade Soldiers return to basics, reset small arms weapons in theater

    Mar 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division reset small weapons in theater for the first time in nearly a decade as a result of lack of funding for AMC's SARET.

  • Vicenza's Community Recreation program named best in Army

    Mar 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has recognized USAG Vicenza for having the best Family and MWR Community Recreation Program in the Army for 2012.

  • Youth build skills, mutual respect on hard court

    Mar 15, 2013

    A month after their first face-off at Caserma Ederle, the Mestrino Raptors basketball team from nearby Padova hosted the Vicenza CYSS Yellow Jackets for a re-match at the Lissaro Gym Feb. 27.

  • Adventures of a novice skier in Italy

    Mar 15, 2013

    Service members and families stationed in Italy have the opportunity to enjoy skiing in the Alps. Vicenza Outdoor Recreation offers free lessons to help novices find their feet in snow.

  • Sky Soldiers conduct mil-to-mil training in Bulgaria

    Mar 15, 2013

    Few can say they travel the world, engage in new cultural ways of life and leave their mark on those they have visited, but for three Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, it's all in a day's work.

  • US, German construction leaders gather for annual forum

    Mar 15, 2013

    FREIBURG, Germany - Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, along with representatives from German federal and state construction ministries, came together last month to discuss progress, tighter collaboration and new initiatives during the 2013 Bauamt Partnering Meeting.

  • Female 2 Female: Life after service

    Mar 15, 2013

    More than 120 service members and community members attended a "Life After the Military" panel discussion at the Golden Lion conference center Feb. 28 as guests of the Vicenza Military Community Female 2 Female program.

  • The life of an SFAAT (Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team)

    Mar 15, 2013

    In Afghanistan, Afghan customs and courtesies take precedent at all times, even when peace feels like a distant prospect.

  • Ansbach announcements: March 14, 2013

    Mar 15, 2013

    Brief announcements for the USAG Ansbach community for March 14 through March 20, 2013

  • MPs sharpen their instincts

    Mar 15, 2013

    18th MP Brigade tests professional law enforcement proficiency

  • Eighth Army remembers fallen Cheonan heroes

    Apr 2, 2013

    Eighth Army marked the third anniversary of the North Korean attack on the Republic of Korea Navy Ship Cheonan that claimed the lives of 46 ROK Sailors.

  • Families begin move into new Army Family Housing

    Mar 15, 2013

    REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- The next step in the Camp Humphreys transformation was realized March 6 when the first families began moving into the new Army Family Housing towers here.

  • Yoga at Forward Operating Base Ogun-E, Paktika Province, Afghanistan

    Mar 15, 2013

    A small group of Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2/10 SFAB, 10th Mountain Division, stationed on FOB Orgun-E, Paktika Province, Afghanistan, use yoga to to relieve stress.

  • Camp Zama lifeguard awarded for taking action

    Mar 15, 2013

    A lifeguard at the Yano Fitness Center, Camp Zama, Japan, was recognized March 12, for rescuing a drowning Soldier at the Yano swimming pool, March 5.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment testifies before the House

    Mar 27, 2013

    Oral Remarks given by Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, and Environment) before the U.S. House Representatives, House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Readiness. First Session 113th Congress on 14 March 2013.

  • MG Keith L. Ware IMCOM level competition results in -- FH stands strong!

    Mar 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 U. S. Army Major General Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition results from the Headquarters Installation Management Command level are in, and the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office is home to three of the winners, all within the Broadcast section of the competition.

  • Combat Medics are always in the fight

    Mar 15, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- "DOC" This call has been heard on battlefields for centuries, Army medical personnel have responded to the challenges of treating, evacuating and caring for Soldiers casualties since the first battles of war. Combat Medics assigned to Higher Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, are the constantly training to ensure Soldiers receive the best medical care at the ambulance exchange points (AXPs) until they are taken off the battlefield for further treatment.

  • BRAC: Paring Army infrastructure would sharpen warfighters' edge

    Mar 15, 2013

    Reducing the Army's infrastructure footprint would result in more money for training, modernization and personnel, said a top Army official.

  • Soldiers Update - CSA discusses budget cut affects on the deployed

    Mar 14, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno discusses how budget cuts could affect deployed and future deploying units.

  • Ground Breaking Ceremony for Child Development Center at Holloman Air Force Base

    Mar 14, 2013

    Maj. Gary Bonham, Deputy Commander, Albuquerque District, participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for a new Child Development Center at Holloman Air Force Base March 5, 2013. "Construction of this Child Development Center is important because it will provide much needed day care services for active duty dependent children," said Bonham. "This center will provide a safe and healthy environment that includes early childhood development and preschool programs" he said.

  • District Participates in New Border Patrol Station's Opening in Clint, Texas

    Mar 14, 2013

    Lt. Col. Gant, Commander, Albuquerque District, participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the new Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas on February 22, 2013.

  • Skin deep

    Mar 14, 2013

    A unique military exhibit at the Clark County Historical Museum in Vancouver tells the story of 11 veterans from different eras through the ink on their bodies

  • Albuquerque District and Acoma Pueblo Enter into Corps' Second Watershed Cost Share Agreement

    Mar 14, 2013

    ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M., -- The District and Acoma Pueblo entered into a Watershed Cost Share Agreement March 6, 2013, under the Section 203 Tribal Partnership Program. "It is the District's second watershed study under the Section 203 Tribal Partnership Program and also only the second such study in the nation. The first was with the Pueblo of Santa Clara. It's evidence of the District's continued success in our outreach to Native American communities in our area," said Ron Kneebone, District tribal liaison and outreach coordinator.

  • Army outreach cut by sequestration

    Mar 15, 2013

    Aerial demonstrations have been halted. Army band performances and the Army Birthday Ball are canceled. Communities across America are seeing less of the United States Army because of sequestration.

  • Program returns barracks management to NCOs

    Mar 15, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Since the summer of 2012, personnel from Army installations around the world have worked to change the way barracks are managed across the Army. The First Sergeants Barracks Program 2020 puts the responsibility of providing barracks management and ensuring good order and discipline back in hands of the Army units.

  • Operation War Fighter in Tulsa District

    Mar 15, 2013

    The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the U.S. Army Community Based Warrior Transition Unit at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, participate in a program that allows returning Soldiers that are in some way wounded to return home while they continue their medical care. During their recovery, the Operation War Fighter Program allows the soldier to work at a sponsoring Federal Agency such as the Tulsa District.

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