Archive: Apr 2013

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  • Construction under way on academy's CCLD complex

    Nov 30, -0001

    Construction crews have removed hundreds of tons of dirt and debris as they prepare the site for the ultra-modern, $40 million complex where the Air Force Academy's Center for Character and Leadership Development will be housed starting in late 2014.

  • BTH Reception - El Salvador

    Apr 12, 2013

    Members from the Salvadoran and U.S. Military were invited to a reception hosted by the local community during Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador.

  • SHARP 5K run raises sexual assault awareness, promotes prevention

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program hosted the 5th annual 5K Run/Walk Friday to increase awareness of the problems of sexual assault and harassment in the military and to provide the Fort Belvoir community an opportunity to learn about the impact and prevention of these crimes and to support the victims. Despite chilly temperatures and drizzling rain, more than 350 servicemembers participated in the event, said Master Sgt. Tamika L. Wynn, SHARP program manager on post. Volunteers from the USO, Fort Belvoir's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Directorate of Emergency Services supported the event as well, providing prizes, tents, refreshments and medical personnel.

  • National Guard Soldier shares Beyond the Horizon, El Salvador experience

    Apr 12, 2013

    A specialist from the New Hampshire National Guard participating in Beyond the Horizon, El Salvador, explains the challenges and rewards of being deployed.

  • Belvoir Fire and Rescue save trapped osprey

    Apr 12, 2013

    A Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services truck rescued an osprey predator bird trapped in a nest on top of a telephone pole in Tompkins Basin Park Sunday. The bird's left leg was tangled in fishing line, preventing the bird from flying. Rescue crews used a fire bucket truck to reach the bird trapped 25 feet up in the air and to cut the line. The bird survived without any injury, according to John Pilcicki, DPW Natural Resource specialist. The process took about 15 minutes, according to Patrick Kane, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, who witnessed the rescue with his daughter, Sydney, and son, Christopher.

  • SKIES program offers Belvoir youth intellectual, social growth opportunities

    Apr 12, 2013

    Learning doesn't stop at the end of a school day. Fort Belvoir youth can continue developing their talents and knowledge by joining the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program. SKIES Unlimited, sponsored by Fort Belvoir's Child, Youth and School Services, offers various afterschool activities designed to expand participants' intelligence, creativity and maturity. The activities, open to children from infancy to high school seniors, include instruction in dance, golf, martial arts and fitness. Participants must be dependents of Department of Defense civilians, active or retired military members, Guard or Reserve on active-duty orders for more than 72 hours. Dependents must also be registered with CYSS.

  • Family Life Ministry helps community members heal

    Apr 12, 2013

    Healing help is available for Fort Belvoir community members dealing with personal issues such as domestic abuse and substance abuse through the Family Life Ministry and Training Center for counseling. The program provides couples, Family and individual counseling services to help clients overcome their problems. The services are available to active-duty military members, retirees, Reservists, Guardsmen, Department of the Army civilians and Family members. The office adheres to the Chief of Chaplains Confidentially Policy which provides clients confidentiality during counseling sessions, according to Chaplain (Maj.) Chuck Scott, Family Life Ministry and Training Center director.

  • Program offers servicemembers free, discounted tickets

    Apr 12, 2013

    Servicemembers in the National Capital Region have an option to get discounted or free tickets to sporting events, theater performances, concerts and other events for themselves and their Families through the USO-Metro Ticketline program. Tickets for home games to Washington area teams, such as the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards and Nationals, are available through the program, and tickets to venues like the Keegan Theater, Studio Theater, Ford's Theater and Wolf Trap are also available.

  • High School at Home? Fort Belvoir Home Educators show how at symposium

    Apr 12, 2013

    Getting a child through high school is tough for military and civilian Families. For military Families, it can be especially difficult if the Family has to move to a different installation at the beginning of, or in the middle of, their children's high school years, and the children have to adjust to a new school curriculum and atmosphere. Fort Belvoir Home Educators sponsored a high school symposium Saturday at the George Washington Community Center providing parents with information on how they can home school their children through their high school years.

  • Garrison stresses safety for motorcyclists gearing up for spring weather

    Apr 12, 2013

    Whether riding during the day or at night, motorcyclists are encouraged to exercise caution when operating their vehicles on and off post, according to the Fort Belvoir Safety Office. Soldiers and civilians can reduce the risk of incidents by wearing proper personal protection equipment such as a fastened helmet and long-sleeve jacket.

  • Charlie Company Centurions show their mettle during challenge

    Apr 12, 2013

    Centurions challenge themselves during field training exercise

  • Retired NCO returns Soldier's Medal to former member of PSYOPS battalion

    Apr 12, 2013

    Dale Walters, Fort Belvoir Air Traffic Control Maintenance manager, stood in the living room of an apartment in South Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday afternoon. Walters was returning the Soldier's Medal former Spc. Christopher J. Burnette was awarded for pulling an elderly gentleman out of a burning automobile in Fayetteville, N.C. in January of 2001, while he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. The living room is in Burnette's apartment. It is the first time Burnette has seen the medal in over a year and a half.

  • Gospel Service celebrates 20th anniversary

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Gospel Service honored the organization's 20th anniversary by featuring revival services, a banquet, a ministry fair and an anniversary service, all during the week of April 1. Each event allowed participants to revive their religious spirit and honor God for enabling the Gospel Service to survive 20 years, according to Rita Williams, Gospel Service 20th Anniversary chairperson.

  • Garrison observes Sexual Harassment Awareness Month

    Apr 12, 2013

    A peace rally and documentary headline the garrison's observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. To promote safety, Belvoir's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention office is hosting numerous events such as an afternoon viewing of "The Invisible War," a sexual assault documentary, April 17 at 1:30 p.m., in Thurman Hall Auditorium and a "Take Back the Night" rally, April 19 at 6 p.m., in Woodlawn Village. Each sexual assault awareness event is free and open to servicemembers, civilians and Family members, who are all encouraged to participate and promote the prevention of sexual violence on and off post.

  • Garrison works to minimize impact of employee furlough

    Apr 12, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir leaders have been working on plans to keep the impact of the planned Department of Defense directed civilian employee furloughs to a minimum. The garrison presented its plans to Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, U.S. Army Military District of Washington-National Capital Region commanding general, April 3.

  • Pressley, coaching staff sets standard for success on, off football field

    Apr 12, 2013

    The reel of photos appears endless. While sitting in the Andrew T. McNamara Headquarters' cafeteria, Head Coach Thomas Pressley flips through pictures of former and current players from his Fort Belvoir Bulldog's 125-pound football team. The players are college athletes, high school players or youth preparing themselves for bigger roles within the Bulldogs. No matter each individual's circumstance, every image scrolling across coach Pressley's smart phone share equal importance to him.

  • Month of the Military Child celebrates children of military Families

    Apr 12, 2013

    Department of Defense civilians and military members are encouraged to celebrate and honor the children of military Families during the Month of the Military Child in April. MOMC honors the support provided by and sacrifices made by military children during their parents' deployments, relocation and other military related activities.

  • Honor student, athlete honored as Army's 2013 Military Child of Year

    Apr 15, 2013

    Honor student, athlete and volunteer Nicole Daly has been honored as the 2013 Military Child of the Year for the Army.

  • New SOS coordinator experienced in military lifestyle

    Apr 12, 2013

    Surviving spouses of fallen Soldiers in the National Capital Region now have a person on their side who understands the stresses of military life. Kelly Burger became the new Fort Belvoir Army Community Service Survivor Outreach Services coordinator March 11. She grew up in the Army before serving four years active duty in the Army herself.

  • Chief Surgeon Recognized With Courage to Teach Award

    Apr 12, 2013

    Army Col. (Dr.) Craig Shriver wears many hats at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) -- chief of general surgery service, director of the John P. Murtha Cancer Center, professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and director of the National Capital Consortium's General Surgery Residency Training Program.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion holds Adaptive Sports Day, gets resources briefing

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion held its Adaptive Sports Day, April 5, on its campus off Normandy Drive. The event provided an opportunity for subject matter experts to brief wounded warriors about the resources available to them as WTB members.

  • Children laugh, cry during symposium

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Belvoir children in second through sixth grade learned how to deal with the stresses associated with being a military child Monday at the Markham School Age Center during the With You All the Way! Homecoming, Transition, and Resilience Symposium Series, produced by the Comfort Crew for Military Kids. The symposium focused on unique challenges facing the children of the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, such as multiple deployments and visible and invisible injuries.

  • Couples enjoy having a night to be couples at USO 'Date Night'

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Belvoir couples enjoyed an Italian-style dinner, music and a "Newlywed Game" to see how well they know one another during the USO's "Your USO Meal" Date Night on March 27. The event gave couples a break from their normal responsibilities and an opportunity to have a night of fun by themselves and with other couples.

  • Time running out to file tax returns

    Apr 12, 2013

    The end of 2013 tax season is nearing and community members are encouraged to file before it's too late, said officials in the Fort Belvoir Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Tax Center. The deadline to file federal and many state taxes is April 15. Virginia's filing deadline is May 1.

  • Test week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Sgt. Jose Hernandez, animal care specialist, Public Health Command District-Joint Base Lewis McChord, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., maneuvers toward a casualty after being engaged by direct fire, to conduct an initial assessment, control massive bleeding with a tourniquet and evacuate the patient for cover on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Test week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Sgt. Jose Hernandez, animal care specialist, Public Health Command District-Joint Base Lewis McChord, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., controls bleeding on a casualty after evacuating the patient to a casualty collection point on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Test Week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Capt. Megan Matters, brigade nurse counselor, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., low crawls while being engaged under simulated direct fire on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Test Week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Capt. Megan Matters, brigade nurse counselor, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., leads a four-soldier litter carry to load a simulated patient in a military ambulance on JBLM-North, April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Character Counts concludes with 'citizenship'

    Apr 12, 2013

    Citizenship is the sixth pillar in the Character Counts program and is essential to developing strong communities, according to Lt. Col. Brian Zarchin, Headquarters Battalion commander. Members of Headquarters Battalion concluded the Character Counts program at Fort Belvoir Elementary School by discussing the value of good citizenship with students Tuesday.

  • Test week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Sgt. Jose Hernandez, animal care specialist, Public Health Command District-Joint Base Lewis McChord, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., immobilizes a suspected fracture of the arm for a simulated casualty on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Test Week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Spc. Miles Oney, health care specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., secures a litter after loading a simulated casualty in a military ambulance on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Test week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Spc. Miles Oney, health care specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., secures a litter after loading a simulated casualty in a military ambulance on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Test Week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Nov 30, -0001

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Capt. Megan Matters, brigade nurse counselor, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., controls bleeding on a casualty after evacuating the patient to a casualty collection point on JBLM-North April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Child, Youth and School Services working to fill staff shortage

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Child, Youth and School Services currently is curtailing operations due a shortage in staff as a result of imposed requirements in the background clearance arena that has slowed the ability to quickly bring staff on board. CYSS is working closely with all agencies involved to gain timely responses to their clearance requests in order to replace departing staff. However, the process has been very slow in reaching a resolution.

  • Test Week (Day 5) JBLM Expert Field Medic Badge

    Apr 12, 2013

    While testing to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge, Capt. Megan Matters, brigade nurse counselor, Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 8th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., treats an eye laceration for a casualty on JBLM-North, April 11. The EFMB is a prestigious Department of the Army-level badge for the recognition of exceptional competence and outstanding performance by field medical personnel. It is a test of an individual medical soldier's physical fitness, mental toughness and ability to perform to standards of excellence in a wide range of critical medical and soldier skills. (Photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th MPAD)

  • Fort Belvoir kicks off Month of the Military Child celebration

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Belvoir jumpstarted its 30 daylong celebration of the courage and sacrifice of military youth during the Month of the Military Child Kick-Off Dinner Tuesday. Servicemembers, Family members and children filled the Fort Belvoir Community Center's ballroom and satisfied their appetites with free meals, drinks and dessert.

  • Fort Bragg switches to privatized lodging

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Bragg is slated for about $62 million in renovations, construction and improvements as developer Lend Lease takes over ownership and InterContinental Hotel Group takes over management of transient lodging May 1 through the Privatization of Army Lodging program, under the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment).

  • Fort Bragg CYSS background checks ensure safety for Soldiers, Family members

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Bragg began implementing mental health records checks for its Child, Youth and School Services employees, volunteers, Family child care providers and Family members in January. CYSS is also in the process of going back and checking the mental health records of current CYSS employees, volunteers, FCC providers and Families.

  • Army aviation civilian retires

    Apr 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Four years ago, Richard "Dick" Spivey brought to the Army nearly 50 years of experience with one of the nation's top helicopter manufacturers.

  • Sequester preparations await furlough announcement

    Apr 12, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2013) - - Employees will have to wait a bit longer to find out the details of their furlough, including the exact number of non-pay status days, as officials attempt to minimize the impact on mission and personnel.

  • Transportation School hosts relinquishment of command ceremony

    Apr 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Transportation Corps bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, during a relinquishment of command ceremony April 12.

  • 'Wolverine' engineer battalion changes command

    Apr 12, 2013

    Soldiers of the 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, participated in a change of command ceremony April 11 in the Davidson Fitness Center here.

  • Recalling Jack Bass

    Apr 12, 2013

    In 2009, I had the pleasure of meeting a couple who survived the Holocaust. The husband and wife were both small in stature. She was considerably feisty, but after 40 years of marriage she still found the time to assist her husband as they got ready to leave. As I was driving Jack and Phyllis Bass to the depot, he told me stories of the atrocities he had to endure. Jack talked of families that were torn apart, their homes ransacked and their possessions confiscated; how men, women and children of all ages were arrested and forced into labor camps.

  • Printing plant saves depot time, money

    Apr 12, 2013

    From brochures to posters, briefings and much more, the depot's printing plant is a one-stop shop for most printing needs. They can provide printing services of a higher quality than most copiers or printers on the installation and for a lower cost. "Using the depot printing plant not only saves money, but extends the life of office copiers and printers," said Jan Parton, chief of the Workload, Planning amd Control Division.

  • DLA Distribution Anniston earns excellence award

    Apr 12, 2013

    DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., was recently awarded the Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky, Award for Distribution Center Excellence. The award recognizes the Anniston organization for improvements in mission support, efficiency, safety, quality of life and community service.

  • MOS 51C offers NCOs what may just be the best opportunity in the Army

    Apr 12, 2013

    There's more than meets the eye in the world of contracting and "Charlie" has a lot to offer. The Military Occupation Specialty 51C classification trains noncommissioned officers to be contracting professionals, provides significant career and educational opportunities and is one of the few areas of the Army that is expected to grow in the near term. But for Master Sgt. Jason Pitts, the thing that really caught his eye was a map.

  • Marshall's job at Myer: Relax and unwind

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fellow ally Winston Churchill called U.S. Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall "the organizer of victory." His acclaim during World War II was equally measured alongside the great social icons of the day - Babe Ruth, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. While Crosby and Hope were "on the road" in motion pictures, Marshall hunkered down as the orchestrator of the largest American combat force assembled during the 20th century.

  • April 2, 2013 -- CSA remarks to AUSA Wiregrass Chapter Breakfast

    Apr 12, 2013

    April 2, 2013 -- CSA remarks to AUSA Wiregrass Chapter Breakfast

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun - 1st Cavalry Division

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Korean War, referred to as "The Forgotten War," but for the U.S. Army and one of the first units to land in North Korea, the fallen are never forgotten. Sgt. Elliot Valdez tells the story of the 1st Cavalry Division's Chaplain Emil Kapaun and why he is receiving the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

  • Marines measure up and weigh in

    Apr 12, 2013

    A tape measure and scale were the weapons of the day as Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall's S-3 set up shop at the Pentagon April 9.

  • Holocaust victims remembers

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Fort Knox community came together Monday at the Saber & Quill to remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust as well as those victims of genocide from Rwanda, Darfur conflict, Congo conflict, Burundi, South Sudan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Chechnya, Russia.

  • Cherry blossoms bloom on Fort McNair

    Apr 12, 2013

    Cherry trees bloom on the Fort Lesley J. McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 9.

  • Combative tourney wants maximum registration

    Apr 12, 2013

    National Capital Region/Military District of Washington organizers of the 5th Annual Combatives Tournament are attempting to bolster late registration for the event, which will be held on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 16-19.

  • Days of Remembrance

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson hosted a Days of Remembrance observance ceremony Tuesday at the Solomon Center to honor the millions of lives lost and altered during the Holocaust. Autobiographies and historical World War II photographs were on display.

  • Waterfront festival offers display of fireworks and armed forces

    Apr 12, 2013

    One of several events making up the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, took place along the Washington Channel in Southwest Washington, D.C, April 6.

  • Korean War Chaplain posthumoulsy awarded Medal of Honor

    Apr 12, 2013

    Commander in Chief Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun for acts of personal bravery on the battlefield and in a POW camp during the Korean War.

  • Caring for Soldiers' best friends

    Apr 12, 2013

    The military's four-legged warriors aren't the only patients served by Fort Jackson Veterinary Clinic.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony - Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun

    Apr 12, 2013

    On April 11, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun for conspicuous gallantry. Capt. Kapaun died as a POW in the Korean War.

  • Post agencies stress child abuse awareness

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson's Family Advocacy Program is currently campaigning to heighten community awareness and bring attention to national Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the month of April.

  • Best Ranger Competition spotlight graphic

    Apr 12, 2013

    Best Ranger Competition spotlight graphic

  • No matter what bike you ride, know bicycle safety, rules of road on post, off post

    Apr 12, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe requires that anyone riding a bicycle on a military installation to wear a helmet and have lights and reflectors on their bike.

  • Vicenza Middle School student advances to national math competition

    Apr 12, 2013

    Vicenza Middle School student Andrew Constable will travel with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools Europe MathCounts team to Washington, D.C. next month for the national competition.

  • Post Soldiers compete for top Ranger

    Apr 12, 2013

    Four Soldiers from Fort Jackson have headed southwest to test the limits of their physical and mental endurance.

  • Army completes environmental study on future force structure reductions

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Army published a Finding of No Significant Impact following completion of the Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The PEA analyzed the environmental impacts of two action alternatives for reducing and reorganizing the Army's active component force structure at 21 installations between now and 2020. This action is necessary to achieve the fiscal reductions directed by the Budget Control Act of 2011, consistent with the National Military Strategy and ending of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Variety of events set to celebrate Month of the Military Child in Bamberg

    Apr 12, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg will celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a variety of events throughout April.

  • Post says no to domestic violence

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson is participating in a variety of events in April to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events, scheduled for both on and off post, are designed to spread the Army's message that sexual misconduct is unacceptable.

  • Vicenza military youths tour Venice

    Apr 12, 2013

    Eighteen youths from the Vicenza Military Community traveled to Venice April 6 for a day trip with the School Age Center.

  • USAG Schweinfurt community announcements for April 11 to 17, 2013

    Apr 12, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt from April 11 to 17 and beyond

  • Was ist los in Franken? April 11 to 17, 2013

    Apr 12, 2013

    "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

  • USAG Bamberg community announcements for April 11 to 17, 2013

    Apr 12, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach from April 11 to 17 and beyond

  • USAG Ansbach community announcements for April 11 to 17, 2013

    Apr 12, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach from April 11 to 17 and beyond.

  • The start of a new beginning

    Apr 12, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ORGUN-E, Afghanistan (March 26, 2013) - Soldiers assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade, and a Security Force Advisory Team both stationed at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, Afghanistan, linked up with the 5th Kandak Afghan Border Police and Afghan Uniformed Police stationed at the Wali-Was border check point to help improve base defenses and advise patrolmen, March 26.

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting

    Apr 12, 2013

    Pyeongtaek City held an Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony April 5, which was attended by Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams (center), the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general support, where he helped about 200 people plant trees and shrubs. Also in attendance were Oh Taek-young (second from left), Pyeongtaek vice mayor and Won Yu-chol (second from right), a city assemblyman.

  • Franconia Military Community announcements for April 11 to 17, 2013

    Apr 12, 2013

    Announcements for the Franconia Military Community, which includes U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, USAG Bamberg and USAG Schweinfurt, for April 11 to 17, 2013.

  • Humphreys Heroes

    Apr 12, 2013

    Sgt. Blagoy Pogoncheff, Spc. Caitlin Lewis, Spc. Zachary Hamilton, Spc. John Glavas and Pfc. Sean Walker, assigned to the U.S. Army Confinement Activity -- Korea have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the USAG Humphreys Army Community Service Volunteer Program's "Humphreys Heroes." These Soldiers have been doing twice-monthly unsolicited and unpublicized (until now) police calls on Camp Humphreys for several months. They routinely canvass post Bus Stop Shelters, smoke break areas and several other public gathering sites, collecting cigarette butts and trash. Their unsung efforts have made a significant contribution to the appearance and safety of the installation.

  • Legal Assistance answers questions about family support, separation

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Military service in a foreign country can be difficult on family members, whether they accompany the Soldier or remain behind in the United States. For those seeking legal assistance to understand the costs and obligations associated with a separation or a divorce, the following questions may be worth asking:

  • SHARP is everyone's responsibility

    Apr 12, 2013

    In April, the U.S. Army commemorates National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and reaffirms its commitment to eradicate sexual harassment and sexual assault from the ranks and Army community. The theme for this year is "We own it. We'll solve it. Together." At the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, the 2nd Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support, spoke to a group of Soldiers about why this observance is important April 2.

  • Student interns enjoying program challenges

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys Internship Program, which is part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Community Relations Program, has been in operation here for about four years and has seen approximately 70 local Korean university students successfully complete their internship.

  • Soldier Field Zumba event highlights 'right moves'

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Approximately 900 people showed up at Soldier Field here April 5 to participate in the "Make the Right Moves" Zumba physical fitness event in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Far East District hosts the 28th Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program

    Apr 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District hosted the 28th Korean Ministry of National Defense Exchange Program March 25-April 12. The program started in 1985 to train military and civilian engineers from the defense ministry on design, project management, contracting, and construction processes of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Library offers alternatives, opportunities

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- If you're like most Soldiers, the questions you ask for an impending weekend are something like, "What am I going to do this weekend?" Don't worry; the answer to your weekend is here.

  • Community, weather turns out for Fun Run, Eggstravaganza

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys community began the Easter weekend observance by participating in the Easter Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run and Eggstravaganza March 30. The run began at the MP Hill Gym with about 250 people participating.

  • U.S., German Army leaders see scientific collaboration crucial to military success

    Apr 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Germany's ministry of defence's senior executives that are responsible for research and technology programs met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 9-10, 2013, as part of ongoing discussions to expand collaborative research efforts to adopt or develop technological capabilities to meet far-reaching future military needs.

  • Modular appliances to dramatically improve field feeding

    Apr 12, 2013

    A versatile new suite of modular appliances promises to make feeding Soldiers in the field a more energy-efficient, cleaner, cooler and quieter process.

  • Hawaii Cadets honored at 31st JROTC Governor's Ceremony

    Apr 13, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (April 11, 2013) - Hawaii's top Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets were honored during the 31st annual Governor's JROTC Awards Ceremony and Review at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle April 11.

  • 2nd Infantry Division proclaims dedication to preventing sexual assault

    Apr 16, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Senior leaders with the 2nd Infantry Division signed a proclamation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Warrior's Club on Camp Casey, South Korea April 3, 2013.

  • Warrior Brigades plant trees for Arbor Day

    Apr 16, 2013

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, joined the citizens of Dongducheon to plant 1,500 trees to celebrate Arbor Day April 5, 2013.

  • Going Green: Corps prescribed fire program helps double butterfly population

    Apr 11, 2013

    The population of endangered Fender's blue butterflies has doubled at Fern Ridge Reservoir since last year, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers survey.

  • Like father, like son, serving together

    Apr 11, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- As one career ends and another begins; a father and son tandem from the Nebraska National Guard are appreciating the opportunity to share a last, and a first with each another. Beyond the Horizon 2013 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, U.S. Army South planned and led joint and combined field training humanitarian exercise in which U.S. active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members specializing in engineering, construction and health care, working along-side partner nation personnel, provide much-needed services to communities in need while receiving valuable deployment training and building important relationships with partner nations.

  • Benning holds first MCoE industry day

    Apr 11, 2013

    More than 65 industry representatives from throughout the country took part in the 1st Industry Day conducted March 28 by contracting officials at Fort Benning, Ga., in support of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and installation operations.

  • Hurricane 'Z' makes landfall; Max Brooks joins Army North's hurricane rehearsal

    Apr 12, 2013

    It doesn't matter if mankind is facing a zombie apocalypse, a massive hurricane or a catastrophic earthquake -- disasters of natural or unnatural origin still need to be prepared for.

  • Community speaks out against sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG hosted a breakfast and open discussion forum called "It Timeā€¦.To Talk About It!" a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event, April 3.

  • Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives at-risk youth a second chance

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives students withdrawn from high school, ages 16-18, a unique opportunity; a second chance at an education. For 22 weeks, the cadets voluntarily live in the academy's residential program, a structured, disciplined, quasi-military environment. The 17-month program is operated by the Maryland National Guard.

  • Army on the fast path to installing modern cryptographic equipment

    Apr 11, 2013

    Until recently, Soldiers learning about cryptography were trained on Cold War-era equipment. The Army is on a mission to change that training paradigm and Project Director Communications Security (PD COMSEC) is fast-tracking this effort.

  • Tulane Cadet leads on and off basketball court

    Apr 11, 2013

    Ben Cherry helped the Green Wave to its most wins in 15 years as co-captain for the men's basketball team. He commissions next month, but will still play one more season.

  • ROTC cadets refine skills at camp

    Apr 11, 2013

  • Providers secure Fort Bragg

    Apr 11, 2013

    Soldiers with the 82nd Sustainment Brigade participated in Orbit Comet, an installation force protection exercise held on Fort Bragg March 20.

  • Currahees case colors for deployment

    Apr 15, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky--The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division case their brigade and regimental colors during a ceremony, April 11, 2013 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Soldiers 'play hand' at Poker Ruck challenge

    Apr 11, 2013

  • Wrecked vehicles displayed on Fort Bragg for DUI awareness campaign

    Apr 11, 2013

    Lines of vehicles travel along a main road on Fort Bragg just after Soldiers are released from physical training. As they pass the illuminated safety sign flashing the message 'Troopers don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan,' they notice the heap of twisted metal and shattered glass at its base -- the battered remains of a silver sedan.

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