Archive: Apr 2013

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  • Fort McCoy Reuse-It Store friend to budget, environment

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Organizations at Fort McCoy that are in need of certain items have an option that helps save money and is good for the installation's waste-management efforts. The Reuse-It Store offers free items to military, civilian, and contractor organizations on post, said David Schafer, an Environmental Protection assistant with the Directorate of Public Works (DPW). Items must be used at Fort McCoy for official, not personal, purposes, he said.

  • Jordanians help secure American base

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- Several hundred Jordanian troops have volunteered to protect Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, keeping the perimeter safe so U.S. and Afghan Soldiers can execute their missions in a more secure environment.

  • Fort McCoy Torch Club teens host Kick Butts Day Carnival

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- A Kick Butts Day Carnival was hosted by the Fort McCoy Torch Club teens of the School Age Center March 20 to help combat the use of tobacco products. Activities emulated the 4-H Club learning model, which ensured that participants comprehended the purpose through experiential or hands-on learning.

  • NDS hosts evidence based operations seminar in Paktika

    Apr 11, 2013

    SHARAN, Afghanistan (April 9, 2013) -- The National Directorate of Security for Paktika held a legal seminar on evidence based operations, rule of law and the proper treatment of detainees, at its headquarters in the Provincial Capital Complex in Sharan, April 2-3.

  • Fort McCoy Joint Land Use Study program document completed

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Representatives from Fort McCoy, the surrounding townships/communities and other government agencies have completed a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) program document. The document presents a rationale and justification and provides a policy framework to support adoption and implementation of compatible development measures designed to prevent urban encroachment, safeguard the military mission and protect the public health, safety and welfare.

  • Chairman of joint chiefs visits Commando Brigade in Afghanistan

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Security Forces Assistance Brigade here Sunday.

  • Key materiel, acquisition leaders come together at Redstone Arsenal

    Apr 10, 2013

    Broad ranging strategic discussions were on the agenda during a recent visit to Headquarters, Army Materiel Command by the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology). Shyu, accompanied by Gabe Camarillo, principal deputy assistant secretary for ASA (ALT), visited Redstone Arsenal April 3 -6 to meet with Headquarters AMC leadership, members of the Army Contracting Command, and PEO Missiles and Space.

  • 166th AV Family adopts two local boys

    Apr 10, 2013

    Even with four back-to-back deployments, fertility issues, timing constraints, and an eight-year-old daughter, Chief Warrant Officer 4 John Oravetz of Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade and his wife, Stephanie, "felt a calling to adopt" another child to add to their Family.

  • Do TEL - Jumpstarting your Transition to a Civilian Career

    Apr 10, 2013

    Having an expert on-hand who recognizes the unique skills, talents and abilities associated with serving the nation can make a tremendous difference for a candidate seeking the right fit.

  • Army Wellness Center Fitness Tracker: Using technology to sustain good health

    Apr 10, 2013

    Army Wellness Center clients are better able to track their health and wellness with the assistance of a new tool that is available at AWCs.

  • Army IG visits SMDC

    Apr 10, 2013

    As part of a visit to Redstone Arsenal, LTG Vangjel spent half a day at SMDC

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun Hot Topic graphic

    Apr 10, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun Hot Topic graphic

  • Military Honors Platoon brings 'new' wagon to Fort Sam Museum

    Apr 10, 2013

    Horses from the Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army Military Honors Platoon, Caisson Section,pull a replica of an 1870s Four-Mule Army Escort Wagon near the historic Army North Quadrangle April 5. The wagon will go on display at the Fort Sam Houston Museum when it moves to the Quadrangle early 2014; it can also be used by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) during parades and other public events.

  • CSM Rambert assumes responsibility of 11th Signal Brigade

    Apr 10, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice A. Rambert assumed responsibility as the 11th Signal Brigade command sergeant major Friday during a ceremony on historic Brown Parade Field at 10 a.m.

  • First Army Lifesavers Prepare Sailors for Combat

    Apr 10, 2013

    Sailors grunted, shouted commands and worked together as a team to carry 200-pound dummies under the barbed wire and dirt. Through the cloud of yellow smoke, horizontal figures emerged, helmets close to the ground, sweaty faces determined to get their "casualties" to safety. "It's very realistic," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory Burkholder, one of the sailors preparing to deploy with U.S. Navy Customs. "You've got the background noise, the bombs going off, and you have to take cover; you have to pull security and take care of your teammates out there."

  • SNIFFER pilot program to launch in Baltimore

    Apr 10, 2013

    ECBC teams drive design for new test and evaluation program for chemical detectors used by city mass transit systems.

  • Army researchers strive to understand vulnerabilities, mitigate injuries

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, formed in July 2006, brought together Defense Department intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel-development communities to improve DOD's understanding of vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries.

  • Focus is on STEM during Women's History Month event

    Apr 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Women who sought to answer questions of why, how, and where were the inspiration for the day at the Women's History Month event March 29 in Wiesbaden's Tony Bass Fitness Center. Rachel Carson, Sophie Germain and Maria Mitchell were three women topping the list of local educator Dr. Susan Hargis who delivered the keynote speech for the event which had the theme, "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics."

  • Communication is key

    Apr 10, 2013

    Armed with radios, Blue Force Tracker systems and antennas, 12 Army Signal Corps soldiers welcomed the challenge of instructing Raider Brigade soldiers from a variety of specialties at the Black Death Communications Academy, Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Wiesbaden aviators support president's Israel visit

    Apr 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - All Soldiers who reenlist in the U.S. Army vow to obey the orders of the president of the United States, but not many do it feet from the presidential seal on Air Force One. Spc. Kurt Sanson, a Black Hawk mechanic with the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment in Wiesbaden, did exactly that March 20. "It was an awesome experience. It was definitely something I wasn't expecting," he said.

  • New parents find host of resources at Baby Fair

    Apr 16, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Venturing out alone with 4-month-old twins is not easy, but new mom Jennifer Tobash considered the Army Community Service Rock-a-Bye Baby Fair a can't-miss event. "It's great the community does this for us, because as a busy mom, I don't have time to go to all these different places one at a time," Tobash said.

  • Airmen make transition to Wiesbaden from Heidelberg on foot

    Apr 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Whether in the air or on the ground, the U.S. Air Force simply does it differently. At least that's what members of the 7th Weather Squadron Headquarters demonstrated March 28 as they made the trek from Heidelberg to their new job site in Wiesbaden -- taking turns running the 56 miles to the entrance of Clay Kaserne.

  • Wiesbaden stands down to raise awareness about preventing sexual harassment, assaults

    Apr 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Staff Sgt. Nikita Wilson got the chance to become a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention victim advocate last year, she was happy to accept. Her reasons stemmed from a harrowing night in 2008 when she was harassed, threatened and assaulted not once, but twice, and the downward spiral that experience started in her life. Wilson managed to find help and emerged from the ordeal ready to help others. She detailed her story before a crowd of roughly 1,200 people during training at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center April 3.

  • Prescription narcotics have limitations

    Apr 10, 2013

    Knowing rules about being prescribed narcotics and the limitations of its use could save Soldiers from legal troubles. Soldiers prescribed narcotics who use the drug outside the time period instructed could face Uniformed Code of Military Justice actions.

  • Media roundtable: USAREUR leaders address transformation, training, partnership issues

    Apr 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Training, transformation and engaged partnerships were among the topics addressed during a media roundtable with U.S. Army Europe leaders at Wiesbaden's Strong Teams Cafe March 25. Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., USAREUR commander, and USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. fielded a host of questions from local U.S. and host nation media about everything from the impact of sequestration on transformation to concerns about flight noise around Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.

  • America's Army comics, game, app depict Soldier lifestyle

    Apr 11, 2013

    Deep in a maze of corridors at the Army Game Studio at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the worlds of graphic art, gaming and military collide.

  • Research center co-workers reunite while deployed

    Apr 10, 2013

    On any given workday, Domonique Davis and David Hartfield can be found in their respective offices in the Security and Intelligence Division of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • Engineering director encourages cost-consciousness

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Former Naval Air Systems Command test project engineer James Lackey has joined the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as director of the Engineering Directorate.

  • Army aviation engineer has exciting career

    Apr 11, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From an early age, Anna Locke wanted to be an engineer.

  • Alabama honors Army aviation directorate

    Apr 10, 2013

    The AMRDEC Engineering Directorate has received an Alabama Performance Excellence Award.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Stephen W. Brodersen

    Apr 10, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Stephen W. Brodersen

  • Land Forces: Assuring stability, security in Pacific region

    Apr 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army Pacific helped jump start the inaugural 2013 Land Power in the Pacific Symposium and Exposition, April 9, 2013, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in downtown Honolulu.

  • Range therapy: Wounded warrior joins old unit for training

    Apr 9, 2013

    A paratrooper and Wounded Warrior joins his old unit during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Bragg to spend quality time with his brothers-at-arms.

  • Soldiers plant trees, friendship

    Apr 10, 2013

    To commemorate the Korean national holiday of Arbor Day, and promote friendship between Korea and the United States, soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan visited Singye Historic Park and planted trees with their good neighbors, Yongsan-gu, April 5.

  • Mortar Night Fire

    Apr 9, 2013

    Airborne mortarmen with the 82nd Airborne Division train with 120mm mortars at Fort Bragg, N.C., at night.

  • Camp Zama Japan Cherry Blossom Festival 2013

    Apr 9, 2013

    Camp Zama's annual Cherry Blossom Festival was held Saturday, April 6, on the installation. Japanese and Americans from both on and off the installation enjoyed this year's festivities together. With more on this is a report from Dustin Perry, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge candidates attempt qualification

    Apr 9, 2013

    Approximately 250 medical soldiers from across the U.S. will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medic Badge April 7-12. Of those who participate, an estimated 20 percent or less usually qualify at the end.

  • Tripler recognizes National Healthcare Decisions Day, encourages beneficiaries to have end of life p

    Apr 9, 2013

    If a loved one were in a serious accident or suddenly diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, do you know what their wishes are regarding end-of-life care? Does your family know your wishes?

  • Chief of Army Reserve champions use of Reserve and multi-compo units during Pacific visit

    Apr 10, 2013

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Chief of Army Reserve Lieutenant Gen. Jeffrey Talley engaged 311th Signal Command (Theater) Soldiers with a townhall here April 4. The commander of the Army Reserve discussed current and future plans for Reserve Component and multi-component units and employment opportunities for warfighters of all components.

  • Army Secretary meets with Botswana's Defence Force Commander

    Apr 9, 2013

  • Chaplain receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Apr 10, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- President Barack Obama will award a long overdue, posthumous honor an Army chaplain in a ceremony April 11 at the White House.

  • First tow breaks through Lake Pepin, arrives in St. Paul

    Apr 9, 2013

    The first up-bound tow of the 2013 navigation season crushed through more than 12 to 16 inches of ice at Lake Pepin on the Mississippi River early in the morning on Monday, April 8.

  • Soldiers Update: Self defense

    Apr 9, 2013

    Instructor Michael Foley teaches sexual assault prevention class at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers Update: Georgia National Guard in Cameroon

    Apr 9, 2013

    Georgia National Guard Pathfinders work with U.S. Army Africa in Cameroon, Africa for Exercise Central Accord.

  • Soldiers Update: Healing waters

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Healing Waters Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord helps Wounded Warriors handle post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Atterbury gets cost-effective training with 'recycled' improvised explosive devices

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Counter Improvised Explosive Device Integration Cell at Atterbury-Muscatatuck, Ind., is working with materials provided by the solid waste recycling facility to create mock improvised explosive devices for use in training mobilizing Soldiers for deployment.

  • Chaplain Assistant SSG Michael Hyer on the COP Keating Taliban Attack

    Apr 11, 2013

    On Oct. 3, 2009, 300 Taliban soldiers assaulted Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan. In Feb. 2013, Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during that attack. Interview with Chaplain Assistant Staff Sgt. Michael Hyer about his role on the Unit Ministry Team that supported the squadron before, during and after the attack on COP Keating. Produced by Chaplain Lt. Col. David Deppmeier.

  • Chaplain (CPT) Weathers - discusses religious support to unit, medal of honor recipient

    Apr 9, 2013

    CH (CPT) Matthew Weathers discusses his Unit Ministry Team's support to Medal of Honor Recipient SSG Clinton Romesha's unit after combat casualties.

  • Fish behavior guides riverbank repairs

    Apr 9, 2013

    Reducing flood risk in an environmentally mindful way brought ecologists to the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson, Calif., March 25-27, 2013 to surgically implant electronic tracking devices into hundreds of live fish to study their behavior in the Sacramento River system.

  • 5th AR conducts non-lethal weapons training for deploying Guard engineeers

    Apr 9, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Several noncommissioned officers from Division West's 5th Armored Brigade and Soldiers from three deploying Army National Guard units recently trained here on a non-lethal weapons system used for riot control operations.

  • Employees hone multiple skills from Toastmasters Club

    Apr 9, 2013

    While you may think that talk show host Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews was born a naturally gifted public speaker, he actually attributes his verbal virtuosity to Toastmasters, the international leadership and public speaking club. Most Picatinny employees probably do not have plans to grace primetime TV any time soon. But they can still learn valuable skills that will advance their career through Picatinny Toastmasters.

  • Plant a seed of satisfaction with APLSS!

    Apr 9, 2013

    Patient satisfaction remains a top priority for Brooke Army Medical Center and one way to achieve this goal is through the use of the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey, or APLSS. This survey is used to evaluate and track patients' experience during visits with their healthcare providers.

  • Michigan State University Student Accepts Scholarship for Medical School

    Apr 10, 2013

    A Michigan State University student has started the process of becoming an Army physician by accepting a scholarship through the U.S. Army. Brittany Fetterolf, a Midland , Mich., native, was selected to receive the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship, which she will use to attend medical school at Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Army Field Band focuses efforts locally after spring tour cancelation

    Apr 9, 2013

    April 1 was scheduled to be the start of Spring Tour 2013 for The United States Army Field Band, but sequestration and restricted travel guidance forced the band to refocus its efforts.

  • Going Green: Rare mushrooms discovered after prescribed burn

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Corps of Engineers' prescribed fire program at Fern Ridge Reservoir is bearing fruit -- and fungi.

  • KIOWA Warriors in the Sky

    Apr 9, 2013

    Package about OH-58 helicopters at Bagram Airfield and how they are economical to use. Produced by Sgt. Brittany Armstrong.

  • LANDCOM general visits 1st Cav

    Apr 10, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges, commanding general for NATO's Allied Land Command in Izmir, Turkey, presented an orientation and briefing April 6 here to officers and leaders of the 1st Cavalry Division about the activation of LANDCOM and NATO's Command Structure transformations.

  • Soldier Show puts entertaining spin on readiness, resilience

    Apr 10, 2013

    The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show is getting set to embark on a "Ready and Resilient" tour of installations across the nation.

  • ANSF, Troop conduct successful air assault operation

    Apr 10, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 2, 2013) -- The engines of the CH-47 Chinook roar deafeningly through the main cabin like the winds of a monsoon. Through nightvision, the stone-chizzled faces of Soldiers stare engrossed with the view out of the back ramp of the helicopter while in flight. "Five minutes," yells the back door gunner. Five minutes. The gravity of the mission flows through the cabin like a white water river. This is not just an everyday mission, this is an air assault. The bread and butter of the 101st Airborne Division.

  • Colorado Springs, Colo., soldier receives valorous award for actions in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Alain F. Mvogo, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo., was presented the Army Commendation with Valor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 25. The presentation at JBLM was to recognize his actions as a medic, July 25, 2012, during a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Katy, Texas, soldier receives valorous award for actions in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Timothy J. Beringer, 24, of Katy, Texas, was presented the Army Commendation with Valor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 25. The presentation at JBLM was to recognize his valorous actions as a medical evacuation driver, May 28, 2012, during a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Arrowhead Brigade runs to commemorate anniversary

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division held a brigade run, March 28, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The run, held in order to build unit pride and cohesion, was to commemorate the Arrowhead Brigade's return to Fort Lewis, March 29, 1995. The brigade's return that day marked its reunion with 2nd Infantry Division, which began its long storied history with in 1917.

  • Keeler lifeguards pool their weight

    Nov 30, -0001

    It looks like fun sitting in the big chair next to the swimming pool, watching people play and blowing a whistle when someone gets out of hand, but becoming a lifeguard might be harder than you think.

  • 46th ASB practices resilience through Bellator Stakes

    Nov 30, -0001

    The echos of platoon mottos and the steady sound of blank fire filled the air across the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., training area, as aviation soldiers got out of their aircraft hangers and into the woods March 25-29.

  • Bayonet 6 sends: Readiness and the fiscal environment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Through the last decade, the Army has enjoyed very robust funding. As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, it is inevitable that funding will become more constrained. A more austere fiscal environment is unique to many of our Soldiers, but it is not without precedent. We will not sit back as a victim of circumstance; we will utilize this as an opportunity to refocus our efforts to develop our core competencies. While this presents challenges - further complicated by the uncertainty generated by the Sequester - we will adapt, move forward and continue to train.

  • Soldier's unexpected mission yields high reward

    Apr 9, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 6, 2013) -- Soldiers assigned to Camp Clark, Afghanistan load onto a rickety looking dust-covered bus heading for Camp Parsa. One noncommissioned officer climbs aboard, clean-cut with the look of motivation and pride on his face as bright as day, sits down and discusses the training plan for the day with another NCO. Army Sgt. Daniel Clampitt, an artilleryman and member of the partnership team assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), has been training artillerymen from the Afghan National Army since September 2012.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for security guard booth replacement

    Apr 9, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to First Liner Technologies Inc., in the amount of $79,554 for replacement of the existing security guard booth at the district's headquarters building.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month on Rock Island Arsenal

    Apr 15, 2013

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month across the Army because "Protecting Children is Everyone's Job!" supporting Rock Island Arsenal's child abuse prevention efforts is as easy as 1 -- 2 -- 3.

  • Under Fire: Army Chaplains in Korea, 1950

    Apr 10, 2013

    The start of hostilities in Korea during June 1950 caught most American officials off guard, and those in charge of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps were no exception.

  • 300-plus people participate in Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

    Jan 27, 2014

    He seems to have the energy of 3 or 4 people -- working tirelessly on projects he cares about. "I put my heart & soul into things I care about," he told me in passing one day. And that he does. This one-person dynamo presented an entire day of educational opportunities to not just his immediate community but reached out worldwide so others could share in the program he had put together for Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness (TBI) Month. Staff Sgt. Joseph C. Hill, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Behavioral Health Clinic at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic (KUSAHC), is a person who seems to have unboundless energy.

  • Range therapy: Wounded warrior joins old unit for training

    Apr 9, 2013

    SGT Justin Lansford visits his unit for a weekend on the range after recovering from injuries sustained during and improvised explosive devise blast.

  • MPs shed tears for training

    Apr 9, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. --Assist, Protect, and Defend. To some, just words on the side of a car; to the military police, they are the lifeblood of the occupation. Weeks of training are conducted to ensure personnel on Fort Bragg are kept safe day in and day out.

  • 5th AR Soldiers build team unity

    Apr 9, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Renegade, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, increased their unit cohesion and esprit de corps with a Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Family and Team Building session on the Leaders Reaction Course here March 14. The course gave Soldiers an opportunity to step away from the training lanes where they prepare joint warfighters to deploy. (Photos by Capt. Kevin Lockett, 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

  • Attracting, retaining and engaging young talent: Quad Cities Chamber connects with MCRP interns

    Apr 9, 2013

    One of the Quad Cities largest employers, the Rock Island Arsenal, sponsors 10 and 15 week internships welcoming students participating in the Minority College Relations Program to the government workforce and local community.

  • Brigade Modernization Command farewells commanding general, welcomes new CG

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Brigade Modernization Command held a Change of Command Ceremony here March 26 to farewell the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Randal A. Dragon, and to welcome the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. John W. Charlton.

  • Straight Arrow Cannon Crews certify skills

    Apr 9, 2013

    Pulling hard on the lanyard gripped tightly in his hands, a cannon crewmember sent a 155mm M107 high explosive artillery round thundering from an M109A6 Paladin Self Propelled Howitzer, arcing over the Kuwaiti desert.

  • Army senior leaders, VA improving Soldiers' disability process, benefits timing

    Apr 10, 2013

    About 82 percent of the Army's major units are now meeting the Defense Department's Medical Evaluation Board goal of processing Soldiers' disability evaluations within 100 days, significantly reducing a backlog that sometimes took eight months or longer in recent years.

  • Afghan and US soldiers celebrate successful mission together during Nowruz dinner

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    Afghan and U.S. soldiers gathered on March 20, to celebrate the beginning of Nowruz, the Afghan New Year, over a traditional meal hosted by the 2nd Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps Afghan National Army.

  • Soldiers, Marines work together in joint exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    As the home of the 82nd Airborne, it is not unusual to see paratroopers floating from the sky but a 10,000 pound heavy artillery weapon attached to four parachutes might turn a few heads. This M777A2 Howitzer "heavy drop", March 15, was just a small part of a joint exercise ensuring combat readiness of soldiers and Marines.

  • Brigade Modernization Command farewells commanding general, welcomes new CG

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Brigade Modernization Command held a Change of Command Ceremony here March 26 to farewell the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Randal A. Dragon, and to welcome the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. John W. Charlton.

  • Kaiserslautern Military Community hosts memorial to Father Emil Kapaun to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Apr 9, 2013

    There is a bust of his likeness, a statue in the middle of an Air Force Administrative Annex in the Kaiserslautern Military Community in faraway Germany, an ocean away from his hometown roots and a continent away from where he is buried in an unmarked grave. The face and shoulder representation is meant as a reminder of the namesake, often overlooked and rarely thought upon from a long ago war referred to as the 'forgotten war'.

  • Corps of Engineers treats wounded warriors to barbecue at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 10, 2013

    Since early 2011, volunteers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South have looked for ways to support the wounded warriors who are recovering at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • SDDC adds valuable capability to African Lion exercise in Morocco

    Apr 17, 2013

    As the morning rain ended and the Moroccan sun began to dry the ground, members of U.S. Transportation Command's Joint Task Force - Port Opening emerged from the pier side warehouse ready to provide a valuable capability to this year's African Lion exercise.

  • Knighthawk welcomes new noncommissioned officers in ceremony

    Apr 9, 2013

    Twenty four recently promoted sergeants from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Knighthawk became members of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers during an induction ceremony April 2 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • West Point Cadets, MIT students solve challenges at Soldier Design Competition

    Apr 10, 2013

    Undergraduate students from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participated in the 10th annual Soldier Design Competition held at MIT, April 4, 2013.

  • Army sees potential in light-emitting monolayers to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2013

    Penn State researchers working with the Army Research Office showed that tungstenite formed from layers of sulfur and tungsten atoms has light-emmiting properties that cold be useful to plenty of Army applications, like optical sensors or even lasers.

  • Kandahar Airfield property turn-in yard streamlines operation, expedites Stryker turn in

    Aug 13, 2013

    Less than one week after the new Kandahar Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard became operational, the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, executed its first unit curtailment operation, facilitating Regional Command South's troop reduction in Afghanistan.

  • Hirono visits 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks

    Apr 8, 2013

    U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono toured Schofield Barracks during a recent visit to Hawaii , April 3, 2013. During her visit to the post, the senator toured the Hale Kula Elementary School, the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters and the Warrior Transition Center.

  • Army major clowns around at FOB Lightning

    Apr 8, 2013

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Lightning took a well deserved break for a night of entertainment hosted by the FOB's own resident clown, March 31.

  • Welcome to the NCO Corps

    Apr 8, 2013

    It was not something you see regularly, but a simple and meaningful ceremony took place in the Grady dining facility, as 50 noncommissioned officers from Task Force Shadow, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were officially welcomed into the ranks of the NCO Corps.

  • Senior aviation NCO brought Soldier experience to AMRDEC

    Apr 9, 2013

    Days prior to leaving Redstone Arsenal, for a new assignment in the Republic of Korea, Sgt. 1st Class John Herring was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. The promotion from E-7 to E-8 reflects a successful 16+ year career, which most recently included the role of Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

  • Directorate provides technical experts, team leaders

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center Technical Management Directorate fields a diverse group of broad-skilled, highly experienced engineering professionals who collaborate across functional boundaries in support of its customers to provide life cycle technical and acquisition management of defense systems and products.

  • AMRDEC directorate honored for performance

    Apr 8, 2013

    The AMRDEC Engineering Directorate has received an Alabama Performance Excellence Award.

  • Commitment to helping sexual assault victims earns honors

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Defense Department is honoring six sexual assault response coordinators this month for their outstanding efforts in assisting victims of sexual assault and for their commitment to preventing this crime.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Promotes STEM-related eCYBERMISSION

    Apr 8, 2013

    More than a dozen USACE professionals from the Pacific Ocean Division responded to a call for volunteers to be virtual judges February to March for the 2012/2013 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Aerodynamic duo advances missile development

    Apr 8, 2013

    Vortex. Vortices. Swirls of air trailing behind wings as they produce lift. You know from the movies what happens to a jet flying through another jet's wake, but what happens to a missile's tail fins passing through the wake of the missile's wings? Designers must understand these aerodynamic forces to predict their effect on missile flight.

  • Army, universities unite for unmanned aircraft research

    Apr 8, 2013

    College students conducting research into remotely piloted unmanned aircraft systems are testing their ideas on actual Army hardware. In 2012, four Raven-A small unmanned aircraft systems were transferred to Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Alabama A&M and Auburn University.

  • Fort Bragg team awards multimillion dollar contract in 34 days

    Apr 8, 2013

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., played a critical role in meeting an expedited need to establish a comprehensive training and support program for Iraqi defense forces.

  • Safety fair a hot attraction for kids, parents on a cool day

    Nov 30, -0001

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    By day, Cliff Loehr is an SAIC software test engineer supporting the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center. By night, he is an amateur photographer pushing the limits of his new passion -- star trails.

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