Archive: Apr 2013

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  • Army honors Gold Star Wives

    Apr 9, 2013

    More than 20 survivors, who lost their spouses, gathered April 5, 2013, at the Survivor Outreach Services Hall of Remembrance at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to mark the second-annual Gold Star Wives Day.

  • Division West officer to compete for All-Army bowling team

    Apr 8, 2013

    Later this month, he will go to Camp Lejeune, N.C., to attempt to secure a position on the All-Army Bowling team.

  • Best Warrior Competition winners announced

    Aug 26, 2013

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood announced the winners of the 2013 Best Warrior Competition April 5, 2013, in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Individuals will represent Fort Leonard Wood in six categories including Drill Sergeant of the Year, Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year, Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, Joint Service NCO and Joint Service Junior Enlisted Member of the Year.

  • 10th Mountain Division unit marches forward with network training

    Apr 9, 2013

    As the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) prepares for potential deployment with the Army's new tactical communications network, a recent training exercise marked a key step in increasing unit proficiency and network performance, leaders said.

  • USAREC launches guide for Families making transition to recruiting duty

    Apr 8, 2013

    Recruiting Command has launched an update to its Family Strong Resource Guide, a comprehensive source of information, phone numbers and Web links for Soldiers and Families making the transition to recruiting duty.

  • 94th AAMDC Kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 8, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- After the outstanding presentation that Sexual Harassment Assault and Response Program (SHARP) professionals gave to the command, March 29, 2013, Soldiers within the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command understand that they have a group caring representatives to assist them in the event of a Sexual Assault incident.

  • Green Belt certified

    Apr 8, 2013

    The 404th Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Washington National Guard joint Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training ended March 28. In total,13 students received diplomas at the graduation ceremony held at the Army Reserve Readiness Center at JBLM.

  • Staff Visit to Beyond the Horizon - El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    During a staff assistance visit to Military District Six, Sonsonate, El Salvador, members from U.S. Army South exercised the medical readiness team of their level of preparedness during a mass casualty exercise.

  • Soldier Worship: The Chaplain's Role in Providing Religious Support

    Apr 8, 2013

    In an organization made up of every thinkable job, Army Chaplains serve a unique and special purpose with in the military. Also available in high definition

  • On important battlefield, West Point professor retires

    Apr 9, 2013

    A West Point academy professor concluded 28 years of service while leading his final class of cadets through a three-day battlefield study at Gettysburg National Military Park, Pa.

  • Darryl Worley Shout-out to 3rd ID

    Nov 30, -0001

    Country music star Darryl Worley sends his best wishes and support to 3rd Infantry Division troops at home and abroad. Available in high definition.

  • Leadership unveils first Fort Knox logo

    Apr 8, 2013

    Whether on a building sign, as part of a Fort Knox PowerPoint presentation, at the main installation gate or on the Army post's web page or Facebook site, the Fort Knox community has been gradually introduced to a new image over the past several weeks -- the Fort Knox Logo.

  • Army releases second quarter accident data; downward trend continues

    Apr 15, 2013

    Accident statistics from the second quarter show the Army continues to improve its safety performance well into fiscal 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Army emphasizes sexual assault prevention, strives to educate

    Apr 8, 2013

    As the month of April begins, the Army's attention turns to the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention program.

  • Provincial Reconstruction Teams learn from surveys

    Apr 8, 2013

    Pre-deployment site surveys prepare units for deployments and helps First Army trainer/mentors develop training that is relevant, realistic and that reflects the most current conditions Soldiers will face in theater.

  • Joint Task Force Jaguar welcomes new arrivals

    Apr 8, 2013

    Command staff for Joint Task Force Jaguar, supporting Beyond The Horizon-El Salvador, welcomes new arrivals to the effort. New Hampshire National Guard members are leading the task force.

  • Military children conquer burdens

    Apr 8, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Mothers and fathers hung up diagrams of their Family trees with their children in celebration of the first week of the Month of the Military Child at Fort Carson, April 5.

  • FORSCOM chaplain visits NC National Guard

    Nov 30, -0001

    Chaplain (Col.) Mike Lembke from U.S. Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. (FORSCOM) visited the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters this month. He was hosted by NCNG Chaplains, Army Majors, Steven King and Jonathan Heitman, who gave Lembke a tour of the new 237,000 square foot complex, which also shares space with various state agencies including; N.C. Division of Emergency Management, communications offices for the State Highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation.

  • 'Screaming Eagle' Soldier receives Silver Star, re-enlists in the Army

    Apr 9, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Loheide was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a special ceremony, April 5, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky., for heroic actions as a platoon leader assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during Operation Strong Eagle while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2010.

  • CBRN warrant officers provide experience

    Apr 8, 2013

    The latest class of 12 CBRN warrant officers graduated from the Interservice Training Review Organization-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Warrant Officer Basic Course run by the Marine Corps in conjunction with the Army Chemical School March 28, 2013, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • What is Modern Army Combatives?

    Nov 30, -0001

    Instructors explain the Modern Army Combatives Program and explain it's goals. Available in High Definition.

  • Base observes months of the Military Child/Child Abuse Prevention

    Apr 8, 2013

    April is the month of the Military Child, celebrating the youngest members of military families. This year's theme, Proud, Ready and Resilient, focuses on the unique challenges military children encounter while growing up in a service-related environment.

  • NDU regional studies center named after retired secretary of defense

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University added a prefix to the center's name April 2 when it became the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, paying tribute to the former secretary of defense who was instrumental in establishing the center.

  • A look inside the H&S Battalion S-3 shop

    Apr 8, 2013

    The S-3 staff at Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall has a direct impact on the lives of each of the nearly 1,800 Marines attached to the battalion via its training and force protection mission.

  • Mass casualty exercise prepares Task Force Jaguar for mission in El Salvador

    Apr 8, 2013

    SONSONATE, El Salvador -- Joint Task Force Jaguar recently tested itself by conducting a mass casualty exercise here as it prepares for Beyond the Horizon 2013 mission.

  • Ansbach High School tears 'Walls' down concerning cyberbullying

    Apr 8, 2013

    Students of Ansbach High School put on a short play called "Walls" about the dangers of cyberbullying April 4 at Ansbach Middle/High School for their high school classmates.

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs visits 'Commando Brigade' in Afghanistan

    Apr 9, 2013

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Security Forces Assistance Brigade at Forward Operating Base Sharana, April 7, 2013.

  • NRMC Commander on the dangers of alcohol abuse

    Apr 8, 2013

    Col. Donald R. West, Commander of the Northern Regional Medical Command, speaks in this video on impact of alcohol abuse during National Alcohol Awarenss Month.

  • Real talk combats sexual harassment / assault

    Apr 8, 2013

    One community member shares her thoughts on SHARP training at USAG Grafenwoehr

  • A robo-fight to the finish

    Apr 8, 2013

    High school students from around Europe converge in Vilseck to test robotic prowess

  • 10th Regional Support Group Shares Lessons Learned

    Apr 8, 2013

    TORII STATION, Japan-- The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days, at the helicopter landing zone on Torii Beach. But they were not the only ones present for this learning experience.

  • IMCOM headquarters conducts town hall

    Apr 8, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (March 26, 2013) -- Leaders of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters pledged to work through the difficult times ahead together as a "team of teams" as members of the IMCOM workforce continue to face an unsure way ahead into sequestration and furloughs.

  • Hero2Hired automates job search tools for successful transition

    Apr 8, 2013

    To address the need for widely available transition resources, the Department of Defense created the Hero2Hired program as a central, user-friendly resource for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service members to connect with military-friendly companies who want to hire them.

  • Spirit of friendship alive at Camp Zama's annual Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 8, 2013

    The annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, an open-base event, was held April 6 on the installation and drew more than 7,000 visitors. The event featured a three- and seven-kilometer youth and adult run, a golf tournament, live music, a boxing showcase, games, food vendors and a flea market.

  • Soldiers Medal awarded to former 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldier

    Apr 8, 2013

    Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Mark Rodgers, a former 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldier, received the Soldiers Medal for saving his family from a burning car during a ceremony in Champaign, Ill., April 4, 2013.

  • ANA artillery live fire

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Afghan National Army 205th Corps held an artillery live fire exercise at Forward Operating Base Wolverine on April 6. Two gun crews and one D30 122mm gun from each of the four ANA brigades supported the exercise.

  • 15th Artillery Regt. Soldiers advise, mentor Afghan National Army

    Apr 9, 2013

    In Paktika Province, Afghanistan, a small group of advisors from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, are continuing this tradition as they advise and fight alongside the "Redlegs" of the Artillery Tolai, 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, Afghan National Army.

  • Afghan engineer soldiers complete independent construction project

    Apr 9, 2013

    The Soldiers of the engineer Tolai of 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army, completed Paktika Province's "Super FOB," without any hands-on assistance from coalition forces.

  • Army JROTC crowns new drill champions

    Apr 6, 2013

    Marmion (Ill.) Academy and North Miami Beach (Fla.) Senior High School win the armed and unarmed divisions, respectively, in Saturday's second annual Army national meet.

  • Building a classroom to build test scores

    Apr 6, 2013

    When 1st Sgt. Robert A. Herfel set out to establish a Fundamental Academic Skills Training class at Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan, it wasn't just a matter of gathering books and students. The small outpost in the Zabul province didn't even have an education center. So Herfel began buildings desks out of extra wood he found around the FOB.

  • Ask the Dietitian: April 2013

    May 2, 2013

    With so much conflicting information out there, it can be difficult to know what to look for on a food label. Due to its high caloric content (9 calories/gram), fat tends to get a lot of bad press when it comes to weight loss and heart health.

  • Fort Bliss to launch military's largest renewable energy project

    Apr 8, 2013

    The largest renewable energy project in U.S. military history is slated to begin soon at Fort Bliss, Texas, a big step toward the installation's goal of generating all the energy it uses, Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, the installation and 1st Armored Division commander, announced April 5, 2013.

  • Soccer champions

    Apr 5, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Roman (blue, on ball) and teammate Capt. Steve Martin (right), both from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, control the ball in the 2013 Army Hawaii Intramural Soccer Championship game at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 1, 2013.

  • Pascua assumes command of the Army Materiel Command band

    Apr 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse O. Pascua assumed command of the Army Materiel Command band during a formal ceremony here, April 5.

  • PT in the Park

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military youth in the Child, Youth and School Services; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; were treated to PT in the Park at Bennett Youth Center, with aerobic activities, breakfast and characters as part of Month of the Military Child, April 2, 2013.

  • Annual ACS Relay for Life coming April, May

    Apr 5, 2013

    The American Cancer Society's Relays for Life are coming up in Columbus, Harris County and Phenix City. Each year, the event honors those who have survived cancer, those who lost their lives and raises money for cancer research.

  • 402nd AFSB and ASA (ALT) hold ceremony for new Materiel Enterprise Center in Kuwait

    Apr 5, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade commander, Col. John Kuenzli and Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT) director, Col. Michael Zarbo, had the honor to jointly cut the ribbon during a ceremony marking the opening of the 402nd AFSB/ASA(ALT) Materiel Enterprise Center on March 13.

  • III Corps, Fort Hood to institute new academy

    Nov 30, -0001

    For more than five years, civilian mobile training teams have instructed soldiers to operate the Commonly Remote Operated Weapons Station upon their arrival in combat zones but now the 1st Cavalry Division, III Corps and Fort Hood are bringing the CROWS training here to stay.

  • 'Giant Voice' reducing live testing

    Apr 5, 2013

    Members of the Fort Benning community should soon find their Saturdays a bit quieter than usual. The Giant Voice, Fort Benning's emergency warning siren system, is reducing its live testing schedule from every Saturday at noon to the first Saturday of each month at noon.

  • Garrison volunteers recognized for selfless service

    Apr 5, 2013

    The reasons for the donation of hours for a variety of tasks vary, but hundreds of Soldiers, family members and civilians were feted together, March 27, at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena, for a year of selfless volunteer service that assisted U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's programs, services and community members.

  • Fort Sam Houston leaders sign Proclamation on Sexual Assault Awareness

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military personnel from Fort Sam Houston April 3 at the Warrior and Family Services building where they gathered to witness the signing of the Commander's Proclamation on Sexual Assault Awareness Month during the base's Sexual Assault Awareness Month observance.

  • New Helemano homes readied for Soldiers, families

    Apr 5, 2013

    Moving trucks began rolling into Helemano Military Reservation, in March, delivering household goods to nearly two dozen families moving into the first new homes constructed in Island Palm Communities' (IPC) Helemano community.

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

    The smell of fried carnival food lingered into the crisp spring air, March 30, 2013.

  • Selective Early Retirement Board could affect 1,200 field grade officers

    Apr 8, 2013

    In August, the Army will convene a Selective Early Retirement Board for lieutenant colonels and colonels. The move is just one part of a larger Army effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength reduction.

  • Selfless service, devotion to Soldiers define Korean War chaplain's service

    Jul 26, 2013

    Communist forces encircled the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to provide a rear guard for the regiment's withdrawal, Nov. 1, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea. Capt. Emil Kapaun, chaplain, spent the night moving among the foxholes, under direct enemy fire, providing comfort and medical aid to his fellow Soldiers.

  • Month of the Military Child: Children First

    Apr 5, 2013

    What do all of us have in common when it comes to children? Protecting them.

  • Runners get muddy at former Fort Ord

    Apr 5, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 3,000 people gathered together on the Monterey Peninsula March 23 to give credence to the adage that you are never too old to play in the mud.

  • Church offers rest, relaxation for Soldiers

    Apr 5, 2013

    For Soldiers looking to get a little rest and relaxation on the weekends, Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus is now opening its doors on Saturdays to all active duty military.

  • 5th AR Reserve battalion assumes MRAP training mission

    Apr 5, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE BASE CAMP, N.M. -- For longer than two years, Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Renegade, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, trained deploying service members to operate Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles here. But, last month, they handed over their duties to another 5th Armored Brigade battalion, this one composed entirely of mobilized Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • State, Corps study: One in five Californians faces flood threat

    Apr 5, 2013

    One in five Californians lives in a flood plain and nearly everyone in California is at risk from flooding. That's the warning delivered by a new, comprehensive report on flood risk throughout the state, developed by the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Pacific Division.

  • Military motorcycle riding courses zero in on safety

    Apr 5, 2013

    From 600 to 900 Soldiers take a motorcycle riding course every year through the Maneuver Center of Excellence Safety Office. The goal is to encourage safe driving and, ultimately, fewer motorcycle-related injuries and deaths. "Approximately 75 percent of the Army's fatalities are associated with riding a motorcycle or driving a car," said Brian Blanton, safety and occupational health specialist for the Safety Office. "The Army Traffic Safety Training Program is required for all Soldiers who operate a motorcycle on or off post, on or off duty, anywhere in the world. It's another tool for Soldiers to better and hone their riding skill."

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Tri-sign letter

    Apr 5, 2013

  • Honolulu District Promotes Safety for Small Business Contractors

    Apr 5, 2013

    Seventy-two people eagerly crammed into a Honolulu District conference room in early February to attend the Corps' latest Safety and Health Training for Small Business Contractors.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Army kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 8, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the courtyard of the Pentagon, April 5, 2013, with the announcement of a new theme meant to convey how the service hopes to eradicate sexual assault within the ranks.

  • Going Green: Corps-built homes in the LEED

    Apr 5, 2013

    On military installations throughout the nation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built hangars, fire stations, barracks and homes in a sustainable, energy-saving way, saving taxpayer dollars and working in collaboration with other federal agencies and partners.

  • 402nd FA supports Army Reserve's annual Warrior Exercise

    Apr 5, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Soldiers from the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade's California-based 3-356th Logistics Support Battalion, the "Wild Stallions," are anything but tame when it comes to supporting major training exercises. They know that no exercise would be successful without personnel, equipment and other logistical services. So, as part of their annual training last month, the battalion rode in and laid the logistics support framework for the Army Reserve's annual Warrior Exercise and Combat Service Training Exercise held here March 9 through April 26.

  • 45 years of service honored

    Apr 5, 2013

    Forty-five years of continuous service to the United States was honored at Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington during the retirement ceremony of Aubrey L. Woost.

  • Dedications preserve Armor heroes' legacy

    Apr 5, 2013

    Six members of the Cavalry lineage were memorialized forever Wednesday as the Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, gathered to dedicate the unit's headquarters and barracks facilities.

  • Animal rescue organization adopts 10 dogs from Fort Bragg to help veterans with PTSD

    Apr 5, 2013

    All of the dogs inside the Fort Bragg Animal Control Facility and Adoption Center were barking with excitement, March 25. Ten canines were slated to become companions for wounded warriors and veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder through the Guardians of Rescue's Paws of War program.

  • Fort Bragg's substance abuse program reaches out to Soldiers, Families, civilians

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Army Substance Abuse Program at Fort Bragg, currently offers five different programs to help tackle the problems associated with substance abuse as part of the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign.

  • Torches lit to remember Soldiers' sacrifices

    Apr 5, 2013

    1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, ceremony commemorates overseas campaigns, Mary Ann tragedy For more than a quarter of a century, veterans and Soldiers of the 46th Infantry Regiment have staged a memorial torchlight ceremony to remember those who came before them -- particularly those who gave their lives in service to their country.

  • Suicide prevention: Know the indicators

    Apr 5, 2013

    Suicide is always a tragedy, but it is one with certain earmarks individuals can often spot in advance if they're attentive. In the health-care industry, these are called suicide indicators.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day observed April 27

    Apr 5, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be observed locally and nationwide April 27. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

  • Airmen shoulder load in remembrance of fallen comrade

    Apr 5, 2013

    Special tactics operators from Pope Field at Fort Bragg, took part in a six-mile walk around the flightline carrying a log dedicated to a fallen comrade, March 15.

  • Fort Jackson plans Earth Day celebration, competitions April 13

    Apr 5, 2013

    Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day with a special "Green Initiative Day" April 13 at Semmes Park.

  • Army honors highly decorated Civil War Soldier

    Apr 8, 2013

    A Union Army war hero and Medal of Honor recipient was recognized by the Army for his brave and honorable service recently, when a past injustice was corrected.

  • Marching towards graduation

    Apr 5, 2013

    Thirty-six Soldiers from the Adjutant General Basic Officer Leader Course embarked on a 12-mile road march recently. The event was one of the final steps the students had to complete before graduation April 2.

  • Latest Report Indicates Autism is on the Rise

    Apr 5, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The likelihood of a school-aged American child receiving a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related developmental disorder is on the rise. In 2006, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated one in every 110 children was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. That number has risen to 1 in 50, according to an analysis of a phone survey of parents released in March 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Going Green: Restoring salmon to an urban park

    Apr 5, 2013

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Crystal Springs Creek is one of thousands of small streams flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Most provide ideal habitat for fish, but this creek has not supported fish passage for about 40 years.

  • Post celebrates women's history

    Apr 5, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated Women's History Month Friday with a luncheon at the Solomon Center.

  • 189th IN takes safety seriously during training

    Apr 17, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Capt. Jack Defabio of Charlie Team, 2-358th Armor Battalion, 189th Infantry Brigade, Division West, is a trainer/mentor who takes his role very seriously. During the two-month Operation Warrior Protector training exercise here, Defabio's role is not only to train and mentor, it's to make sure the training is safe.

  • Bayonet's history stretches back to WWII

    Apr 5, 2013

    Last week, The Bayonet was honored with first place in the MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. However, that was just the latest honor in the long and storied history of The Bayonet, a history that stretches back to the days of World War II. For more than 70 years, The Bayonet has served as the official newspaper of Fort Benning, and has been the only continuously published weekly newspaper during that timeframe.

  • USACE Galveston District's Simon DeSoto earns recognition for water safety PSAs

    Apr 5, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster, earned second and third place awards for his radio water safety public service announcements during the 17th International Boating & Water Safety Summit in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Red-cockaded woodpeckers relocated at Fort Jackson

    Apr 5, 2013

    Normally, fall is the appropriate time of the year for capturing and moving red-cockaded woodpeckers, or RCWs. However, circumstances sometime dictate that procedures be modified to accommodate and protect these endangered birds. Such was the case last month for the translocation of a pair of RCWs from Myrtle Beach to Fort Jackson.

  • Resiliency skills help during tough times

    Apr 5, 2013

    One of the most important things a person can learn in life is how to manage expectations and roll with setbacks.

  • Gold Star Wives honored at Landstuhl luncheon

    Apr 23, 2013

    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Surviving family members of fallen Soldiers gathered recently at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern for a luncheon held in their honor by Survivor Outreach Services. The April 4 event, sponsored by the SOS programs in Baumholder, Wiesbaden and Kaiserslautern, was held at the Landstuhl Community Club. About a dozen women and children attended, plus Army leaders from each garrison. "The Army made a covenant to support Soldiers in good time and bad," said Basil Forrest, 49, the SOS coordinator for U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, who organized the luncheon. "We're here to help their families when the Soldier is deceased."

  • Lyster patient sheds half his body fat through exercise, healthy eating

    Apr 5, 2013

    When Randy Welch retired from the Army, he took a break from exercising and soon found his trim figure expanding.

  • Regular colonoscopy screening keeps patient healthy

    Apr 5, 2013

    Leonard Eichhorn did what most patients do when they don't want a certain routine medical procedure- he ignored it and hoped it would go away.

  • Lyster's Secure Messaging program allows patients, providers to communicate 24/7

    Apr 5, 2013

    Patients at Lyster Army Health Clinic can communicate with their provider 24/7 without having to make an appointment or come into the clinic.

  • Yoga gives sense of balance to patients

    Apr 5, 2013

    Twice a week in a quiet, dimly lit room at Lyster Army Health Clinic, Soldiers and retirees gracefully transition from eagle pose to warrior pose during their hour yoga session.

  • Former pilot eases Soldiers' pain through chiropractic care

    Apr 5, 2013

    With a few precise adjustments Dr. Jerry Jones, chief of the Chiropractic Clinic at Lyster Army Health Clinic, can help Soldiers on their way to healing from injuries sustained through everyday work.

  • Post town halls address furloughs

    Apr 5, 2013

    Defense Department civilians can expect fewer unpaid furloughs days this year than originally anticipated.

  • Hoop Demons

    Apr 30, 2013

    Here's a pop quiz: What sport leads all others in injuries for troops in combat theaters? The answer may surprise you - it's basketball. Nearly 300 basketball-related accidents were reported to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center between fiscal 2008 and 2012, and the cost associated with those accidents was more than $1.5 million! And it's no secret that many more basketball injuries go unreported. I realized anyone is susceptible to these injuries when I became a victim of the hoop demon during my second tour in Iraq.

  • Southwest Waterfront Festival anticipates crowds

    Apr 5, 2013

    All the elements and intangibles have been aligned for massive weekend crowds to walk southwest District of Columbia sidewalks and tidal basin paths to visually consume the annual explosion of the blossoms.

  • Grant Hall renovations complete

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military and community leaders gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony officially marking the end of renovations of Ulysses S. Grant Hall on the Fort Lesley J. McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 3.

  • Pinwheels for Prevention raises awareness

    Apr 5, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter, was mugged with hugs from eager children the morning of April 3 as she marked the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month with a pinwheel parade.

  • Exceeding the standard

    Apr 5, 2013

    During Faustino L. Diaz's childhood, discipline was paramount. Diaz, who was the oldest child of two Soldiers, grew up in a Staten Island, N.Y. home founded on standards. He had many rules implemented by his parents, which he would follow because he knew no other way.

  • Letterkenny's "city in a box" earns honors

    Apr 9, 2013

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- After a long journey of continuous improvement efforts the Force Provider Program has been recognized for its application of Lean principles and excellence in manufacturing. Letterkenny Army Depot has been recommended by the Shingo board of examiners to receive the Shingo Bronze Medallion for the Force Provider Program.

  • Immigrant visa help April 19, passport help April 29

    Apr 5, 2013

    The garrison here hosts an immigrant visa workshop April 19 at the Yellow Ribbon Room and a passport outreach day April 29 in the passport section at Bldg. 40 at Conn Barracks.

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