Archive: Apr 2013

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  • Arlington House reopens to the public

    Apr 29, 2013

    Arlington House, built by a George Washington descendant and the hilltop residence of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, was officially reopened to curious footsteps and inquisitive eyes April 20.

  • Chaplain Assistant mentors children of fallen service members in TAPS program

    May 1, 2013

    MSG Bill Arnold, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) describes his experience as a mentor and volunteer in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) program.

  • Corps plans to modernize military port's piers

    May 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of the Army is developing a plan to safely modernize the Military Ocean Terminal Concord -- or MOTCO -- and address environmental concerns, so the terminal would be able to safely and efficiently carry out its ammunition distribution mission for a long time.

  • 81st Regional Support Command tests their life-saving skills

    Apr 29, 2013

    Most Soldiers gain and sharpen their medical skills in a calm unrealistic training environment. However, that's not the case for Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command.

  • Walter Reed Bethesda staff member recalls Boston tragedy

    Apr 29, 2013

    Capt. (Dr.) Chelsea Brundage ran her 32nd marathon last week, the Boston Marathon. The senior resident in Walter Reed Bethesda's Physical Medicine and Readiness department aspired to run the event for years and finally qualified for this year. Her biggest regret was not being able to help the victims injured by two explosions that went off near the finish line -- about 10 minutes after she completed the race.

  • Mil-to-mil couples must now 'opt-in' to Family SGLI coverage

    Apr 29, 2013

    Service members married to other service members are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program, Pentagon officials said. They must now opt into the coverage.

  • Soldiers, Beta Club members discuss leadership

    Apr 29, 2013

    Beta Club members from Purvis High School, Purvis, Miss. recently attended a Leadership Experience Day hosted by the Soldiers the of the 177th Armored and 158th Infantry Brigades. The Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service, and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. Service and leadership are two key elements of military service. "Exercising leadership qualities helps you stay aware of your environment and helps daily decision making," said Maverick P. Johnson, 10th grader and Beta Club member.

  • Personal Courage, other Army Values unscathed by fiscal uncertainties

    Apr 30, 2013

    Personal courage has long been associated with our Army; and now more than ever, we are seeing Army Soldiers, civilians and contractors demonstrating personal courage as the nation faces a fiscal crisis.

  • Fort Sam Houston joins San Antonio community for Battle of Flowers

    Apr 29, 2013

    Solders from U.S. Army North participated in the annual Battle of Flowers Parade April 26 in downtown San Antonio. The parade was one of the many events that took place during Fiesta San Antonio 2013.

  • AMRDEC employee recognized for proactive internal controls

    Apr 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army recently recognized an employee for his work to ensure the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's 9,000-strong workforce is secure, safe and fiscally responsible.

  • Soldier enjoys chance to coach, mentor youth

    Apr 29, 2013

    Deciding what you want to be when you grow up can be overwhelming. Recently, a group of subject matter experts from a variety of career fields -- including the U.S. Army -- gathered to provide young adults advice and information as they make those decisions. These types of events are especially important since we can affect and mold young minds, said Maj. Jose Hernandez, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, who represented the Army at the event.

  • Cavalry chaplain helps Soldiers, couples deal with issues after deployment

    May 6, 2013

    In recent stories in The News Tribune and Seattle Times, reporter Adam Ashton talks with Chaplain (Captain) Rick Pak and discusses the religious support he provides his Stryker Soldiers and their Families as they cope with the stresses of life at home following deployment.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers and families lauded in Freedom Salute

    Apr 29, 2013

    NEW YORK -- More than 130 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment celebrated their return from deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain during a Freedom Salute Ceremony April 28 in Queens, N.Y.

  • Air Beam Shelter Near Reality

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Force Provider Expeditionary-Medical Systems air beam shelters were assessed as usable and functional in the medical operational environment, after the U.S. Army Medical Department Test Board evaluated the shelters in April 2012 at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • HURS to migrate to IMS in May

    Apr 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command will migrate the functionality of the HRC Users Registration System to the HRC-owned Identity Management System May 17.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion cases colors, heads to Grafenwoehr

    Apr 29, 2013

    Turning another page in their history books, the 15th Engineer Battalion "cased" its colors April 26, at Gold Field on Conn Barracks in final preparation for its re-stationing from Schweinfurt to Grafenwoehr.

  • Westphal, Fort Sill community break ground on new elementary school

    May 25, 2013

    U.S. Army, Oklahoma state and local officials broke ground for a new $45 million elementary school, April 26, 2013, ensuring national academic excellence for military children at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • 9th MSC recognizes military children through reading

    Apr 30, 2013

    Service members are placed on the front lines every day to fight for the U.S. And while they are constantly on the minds of Americans as they ship off to various foreign locations, not often do thoughts go toward the little ones these heroes are leaving behind.

  • Alaska Warrior Transition Units ready, dedicated to helping wounded warriors

    Apr 30, 2013

    Warrior Transition Battalion-Alaska staff members, both military and civilian, work hard to instill this confidence and earn the trust of the Soldiers who are assigned to their unit.

  • Former Anglican Army chaplain finds `wholeness' through the Roman priesthood

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army provides many areas to serve, but for one soldier, his path was always predetermined. It just took a specific point in time to acknowledge it to himself.

  • Children see what parents do at Natick to help Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2013

    Children ages 9-18 participated in the 16th annual Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center on April 19. The 117 girls and boys witnessed firsthand what their parents and other scientists and engineers do when they come to work at the "Natick Labs," the name by which the base is known in the area.

  • Stabbing the Beach

    Apr 29, 2013

    Soldiers from the 331st Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, out of Fort Eustis, Va., set up a modular causeway system at Dogu Beach, Pohang, Republic of Korea, April 15.

  • I Corps provost marshal sergeant major awarded prestigious MP honor

    Nov 30, -0001

    In 1986, Sgt. Maj. Alan J. West enlisted in the Army for a three-year commitment. He planned on leaving the military and going to college after his initial enlistment, but after serving five years with the 95th Military Police Battalion, 272nd Military Police Company in Germany, he felt he had found his true calling. Twenty-seven years later, he said he will continue to serve until the Army kicks him out the door.

  • Ogden assumes command of WTB HHC

    Apr 29, 2013

    Capt. Chris Ogden assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade from Capt. Mandolyn Davila in front of Soldiers and Families at the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • MDW's Law Day Proclamation

    Apr 29, 2013

  • 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tri-signed Letter

    Apr 29, 2013

    2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Tri-signed Letter

  • Vicenza High School students visit Liceo G.B. Quadri for day of language, music exchange

    May 1, 2013

    Building bridges takes time, but crossing one takes just an instant if it's there when you're ready to get to the other side. Fortunately for students at Vicenza High School and the Liceo Scientifico Statale G.B. Quadri, language teachers at both schools have been building bridges of language competence and cultural exchange for more than a decade, so the way was well paved and the doors wide open when more than 30 VHS students came to spend the day at the prestigious state secondary school on the northwest side of town April 18.

  • Baumholder stands up high speed data network

    Apr 29, 2013

    Baumholder stood up a new data network recently that increases the speed and efficiency of network users in Baumholder. The project upgraded and expanded the voice and data communication systems for the entire installation and brought the Quartermaster and Clinic areas onto the fiber network.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United States Army Japan's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition held here April 22 through 25.

  • Laboratory has 6 inventors that helped Army make Reuter's global innovator list

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Departments of the Army and the Navy made the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator list. The U.S. government, which was not on last year's Global Innovator list, has invested heavily in innovation, especially as related to matters of national security. There are also six U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists who were recognized in the Army's analysis as "Prolific Inventors."

  • Raising the bar: Cadet vaults into record books

    Apr 29, 2013

    Ole Miss ROTC Cadet Sam Kendricks recorded the highest NCAA pole vault since 1998, and the collegiate organization's fifth-best ever.

  • Maintainers spike morale with volleyball tournament

    May 17, 2013

    LOGHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 28, 2013) -- The 'Maintainers' of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a battalion volleyball tournament, April 28, on Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command's 2013 Best Warrior Competition best of the best

    Apr 28, 2013

    FORT DEVENS, Mass. -- After five, grueling days of striving, the 412th Theater Engineer Command's 2013 Best Warrior Competition is over and two Soldiers have risen to the top to claim the title "Best Warrior."

  • 2-14th Cavalry boasts two stellar bowlers

    May 2, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In 2007, while stationed in Kitzingen, Germany, Sgt. Brian Guinn's platoon received an early release for completing all assignments before lunch. Guinn and a small group of those Soldiers were not quite ready to go home, so they decided that they would spend some time at the bowling alley.

  • FOB Fenty Music City Marathon

    Apr 27, 2013

    Service members answer questions about ther run and how they feel about running in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack. Soundbites from Col. J.P. McGee, Atherton, Calif., 1st Lt. Rebecca Stratford, Sgt. Terry Antee, Wichita Falls, Texas, Capt. Nicholas Vandam, Staff Sgt. Jason Zahurak, Maj. Jesse Blanten, Rutledge, Ga.

  • Army Reserve celebrates 105 years

    May 16, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffery Talley, chief, Army Reserve, and commanding general, United States Army Reserve Command, stood at the head of more than 500 service members on Bagram Air Field shortly after sunrise.

  • Warrior Brigade exercises its staff on conventional warfare

    May 2, 2013

    Staff with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, spent April 15-18 entrenched in the Mission Training Complex, here, exercising mental muscles that have seen little use in the past decade of fighting two unconventional wars.

  • As barriers get broken, missions get accomplished

    May 2, 2013

    The role of female Soldiers in the Army is changing. The number of women serving in the Army has steadily increased throughout our history. Today, roughly 140,000 women have taken the oath to defend the Constitution of the U.S. against all enemies as an American Soldier.

  • Warrior Support's Hill receives Soldier's Medal

    May 2, 2013

    "There was smoke everywhere. I saw the flames, and I was kind of scared to go upstairs. When I heard her voice, I just rushed upstairs, grabbed her and then fireman carried her outside." Sgt. Arron Hill, motor transport operator, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was awarded the Soldier's Medal, April 15, at the post chapel, here, for heroism demonstrated at great personal risk while assigned to the 416th Transportation Company, Hunter Army Air Field, Savannah, Ga., last year.

  • Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day

    Apr 26, 2013

    During her first driving lesson, a 45-year-old driving instructor in Rome raped an 18-year-old girl. The Italian Supreme Court overturned his conviction on the grounds that the act must have been consensual because her jeans were so tight she must have helped remove them.

  • Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., set-up a denim jean display in the medical mall, April 23. The jeans were displayed for Denim Day in an effort to raise awareness in preventing assaults. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Paulette, sexual assault response coordinator, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helps hang a line of jeans in the medical mall, April 23. The jeans were displayed for Denim Day in an effort to raise awareness in preventing assaults. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Kornelis, sexual assault victim advocate and Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Paulette, sexual assault response coordinator, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., help hang a line of jeans in the medical mall, April 23. The jeans were displayed for Denim Day in an effort to raise awareness in preventing assaults. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    Visitors view an information board regarding why denim jeans are hung in the Madigan Army Medical mall, April 24. The jeans visually displayed during Denim Day in an effort to raise awareness in preventing assaults. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    Visitors view denim jeans hung in the Madigan Army Medical mall, April 24. The jeans visually displayed during Denim Day in an effort to raise awareness in preventing assaults. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sarah E. Enos, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Hale Kula field trip takes learning to an exciting new level

    Apr 26, 2013

    Nearly 150 Hale Kula Elementary School second-graders descended onto the sleepy North Shore town of Haleiwa in the early hours April 22.

  • Bronco Brigade home to All Army Boxing champion

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In the last seconds of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships' super heavyweight bout, Staff Sgt. Marvin Carey, a military policeman, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gave the Marine Corps its first gold medal win in that tournament in 21 years.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- Moanalua Elementary School celebrates the Month of the Military Child with a special breakfast for all military families.

  • Schofield's Hale Kula teachers selected for honors

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 26, 2013) -- Exemplifying the phrase "lifelong learner," three Hale Kula Elementary School teachers have been selected from hundreds of qualified candidates to further their professional growth.

  • May Day embraced as 'Lei Day' with island accents

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- It is often the first gesture of aloha newcomers to the islands encounter: the lei greeting.

  • Human Resources Deputy Chief of Staff visits JBLM to address Army Ready and Resilient Campaign

    Apr 26, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Resources, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Apr. 26 to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) with battalion and brigade commanders. The idea behind R2C is to build upon physical, emotional and psychological resilience in Soldiers, Families and Civilians to improve performance, and deal with the rigors and challenges of military service. Bromberg also met with the I Corps leaders to address changes in Army policies and in the human resources community. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Army's 'Coral Reef' intelligence analysis software among 'Top 5' technologies of 2012

    Apr 29, 2013

    An application called "Coral Reef," which is part of the Army's larger "Distributed Common Ground System - Army," was named one of the "Top 5" among 25 top technologies and efforts of 2012 by C4ISR Journal.

  • National summit melds citizen-Soldier needs with civilian support

    Apr 26, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler talks to a crowd of attendees of the National Research Summit on Reserve Component Military Families after his speech at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., April 25-26, 2013. He spoke at the summit about his personal experience with mental health providers after a deployment, contributing to the conversation regarding the unique challenges facing reserve component families' readiness and resiliency.

  • MOMC parade celebrates contributions of military kids

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Despite overcast skies and chilly temperatures, spirits were sunny and warm during the Month of the Military Child Parade on April 16 on Main Post. While waiting at the starting point, Child, Youth and School Services staff led children in song and jumping jacks to keep warm on the blustery Kansas morning.

  • SMDC celebrates change of responsibilities

    Apr 29, 2013

    CSM Turner passes responsibility to CSM Ross

  • MOMC Festival recognizes children, lifts spirits

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- After days of winter-like weather, with cold temperatures and bone-chilling gusts, the sun finally broke through the clouds, seemingly lighting up not just the sky, but spirits as well for the Month of the Military Child Festival April 21 at the Forsyth Child Development centers.

  • Hiring Heroes Career Fair offers job opportunities

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The room seemed to buzz with the steady interaction of employers and job seekers during the Hiring Heroes Career Fair April 16 at Riley's Conference Center. The fair was open to all military members and their Families, with emphasis on wounded warriors, their spouses and primary caregivers.

  • ASC CG swears in new inspector general

    Apr 26, 2013

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, and senior mission commander, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., swears in Lt. Col. JoyVetta Lewis as the command's official inspector general April 26 in his office.

  • CENTCOM Command Sergeant Major Visits New York National Guard Troops

    Apr 26, 2013

    CENTCOM Command Sergeant Major Frank Grippe, a native New Yorker , took time out during a visit home to meet with New York Army and Air National Guard mebmers and speak at the Enlisted Association of New York National Guard dinner honoring outstanding junior enlisted and non-commissioned officers in the New York Army and Air National Guard. Grippe charged the Guard enlisted leaders to keep their people trained and ready and praised Guard Soldiers and Airmen for the unique skills they bring to the fight.

  • Kid's Fishing Day 'lures' Families to Moon Lake

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "I got three!" Hannah Benoit's smile widened as she reeled in her third catch of the day. The 6-year old was out fishing for the first time at the Fort Riley Kid's Fishing Day April 20 at Moon Lake.

  • Army showcases technology, highlights funding during Capitol Hill Army Day

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army showcased its latest technology and medical advances to members of Congress and staffers on Capitol Hill to highlight the importance of funding for modernization, research and development in order to better equip, protect and care for Soldiers.

  • Redstone Arsenal Victim Advocate Program team members visit Huntsville Center

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Army launched its official recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month April 5, with the announcement of a new theme, "We own it, we'll solve it, together," meant to convey how the service hopes to eradicate sexual assault within the ranks.

  • Huntsville Center workers bring children for workday

    Apr 29, 2013

    April 25 marked the 20th anniversary of national Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in the annual event sponsored by the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.

  • Military working donkey's story provides inspiration

    Apr 26, 2013

    Most people have heard of military working dogs, but few know Smoke: the military donkey who inspired many to help Families of wounded servicemembers. Smoke started out as a rescue in Iraq, but went on to help many servicemembers and their children as a therapy donkey and later the mascot for the Wounded Warriors Family Support Program.

  • Awareness symposium shows options also available for spouses

    Apr 26, 2013

    Family members of all military services listened to suicide survivors and support agencies on Fort Belvoir and the surrounding community discuss available support and stress management strategies during the 1st Information Operations Command's suicide awareness symposium at the USO Warrior and Family Center, Saturday. The objective of the symposium was to make military spouses who may be stressed or having suicidal thoughts aware of the support options that are available to them.

  • Community members learn about Holocaust

    Apr 26, 2013

    Fort Belvoir community members viewed artifacts and personal accounts from the genocide known as the Holocaust during a tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Tuesday. Three bus loads of Soldiers, civilians and children traveled to the museum to learn about topics such as Hitler's rise to power and acts of heroism displayed by anti-holocaust groups.

  • Village communities bond during Earth-friendly fun celebration

    Apr 26, 2013

    Families celebrated community and the environment during The Villages at Belvoir's Earth-Friendly Fun event Tuesday at Woodlawn and Fairfax Villages' neighborhood centers. To recognize Earth Day, children designed flowering pots, which they filled with potting mix dirt and planted seeds. Neighborhood center employees also gave children marigold flowers.

  • Volunteers help keep gardens immaculate at Warrior and Family Support Center

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Warrior and Family Support Center, built in 2008, offers wounded warriors and their families a home-away-from-home between the rigors of their recovery process. The 12,500-square-foot facility, with more than 12 acres of grounds, is completely funded by private donations. The extensive gardens, water features and recreation areas require daily care to maintain their pristine ambience.

  • Daddy-Daughter boot camp gives fathers opportunity for quality time with daughters

    Apr 26, 2013

    Active-duty, retiree and community-member fathers high-stepped through tires, crawled through sand under string meshing and ate hot dogs and chips with their daughters during Fort Belvoir's Girl Scout Troop C-1679's 5th annual Daddy-Daughter Boot Camp at Soldiers Field on Saturday. The boot camp, which also included games like a grenade toss and a relay race that required daughters to wear a military uniform and their fathers to undress and redress a Barbie doll gave fathers an opportunity to spend time with their daughters that they may miss while supporting the country and military.

  • I broke the commute code

    Apr 26, 2013

    I've been thinking of riding the Virginia Railway Express, back and forth, to work for some time. My wife, who already rides the VRE for her commute to downtown Washington D.C., was always encouraging me to make the switch from driving to work to riding the train. I had, in fact, started to check into how to begin the process and sign up to receive the stipend a couple of years ago.

  • Ceremony celebrates Belvoir volunteers

    Apr 26, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Army Community Service Army Volunteer Corps program celebrated the contributions of the installation's volunteers during a ceremony at the Belvoir Community Center, Monday. This year marks the 39th annual celebration of National Volunteer week, which began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order recognizing the country's volunteers. This year's theme is "Volunteers, Super Heroes that Strengthen the Nation … that strengthen our community."

  • Environmental experts teach Fairfax County students during Earth Day

    Apr 26, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Earth Day Celebration educated young minds, Friday at Tompkins Basin Park. The event, co-hosted by the Directorate of Public Works and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, featured environmental experts teaching more than 700 students tips on how to save energy, recycle and conserve water.

  • Community members help clean Richmond Highway

    Apr 26, 2013

    A portion of land belonging to Fort Belvoir is much cleaner today thanks to 63 volunteers who participated in the Richmond Highway Spring Cleanup, Saturday. Servicemembers, Families and the local community helped fill 70 trash bags with littered items along the portion of U.S. Route 1 between Telegraph Road in Lorton Va., and the Candlewood Suites hotel at 8847 Richmond Highway.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 29, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • USACE lauds Our Lands and Waters Foundation with national partnership award

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    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently selected Our Lands and Waters Foundation as the 2012 Excellence in Partnerships Award winner. The national award recognizes outstanding contributions by a partner to the Corps Recreation and/or Environmental Stewardship programs.

  • Warriors on the Water: Annual fishing tournament for Fort Bragg Soldiers returns to Jordan Lake

    Apr 26, 2013

    The team of Will Blanton and Dylan Mask, an Army staff sergeant, reeled in 21.20 pounds of largemouth bass to hook first place in the 8th Annual Warriors on the Water Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament at Jordan Lake, near Holly Springs, N.C., April 19.

  • 9th MSC recognizes military children through reading

    Apr 26, 2013

    Service members are placed on the front lines every day to fight for the U.S. And while they are constantly on the minds of Americans as they ship off to various foreign locations, not often do thoughts go toward the little ones these heroes are leaving behind.

  • Survivors honored with designated parking

    Apr 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - One of the new Survivor Outreach Services parking signs for survivors outside the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center lets drivers know that space is designated for Families of the Fallen. In accordance with OPORD 13-098: "Designated Parking for Families of the Fallen," the APG Garrison's Directorate of Public Works erected more signs around the installation for members of its large survivor community. Look for survivor-designated parking spaces at Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic; Army Community Service; the Casualty Assistance Office; APG North and South chapels and recreation centers; Garrison headquarters, Bldg. 305; and at the office of the Installation Commander, Bldg. 6002. "The intent is to honor and recognize the sacrifice of Family members who have lost a loved one in military service by providing designated parking for Families of the Fallen," said Annette Sanders-Nash, APG Survivor Outreach Services coordinator. "The approved 12x18-inch parking signs will serve as a method to promote awareness and educate the military community on Families of the fallen." Photo by Yvonne Johnson

  • Situational awareness training aims to prevent attacks

    Apr 26, 2013

    An insider threat, according to Army regulation, occurs when someone with access to an organization intentionally causes loss or damage through espionage, terrorism or the release of information and plans. The issue is complex and prominent with coalition forces, and Advanced Situational Awareness Training is being implemented to combat and prevent the attacks from happening.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers train at world-renowned Mayo Clinic

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members from the Army Reserve's 865 Combat Support Hospital trained at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Center Simulation Center in Rochester, Minn., in an exercise designed to enhance teamwork.

  • Tech Expo adds training sessions to schedule

    Apr 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 500 visitors got a peek at the latest in information technology and office innovations during the 2013 Spring Technology Expo at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, April 17.

  • Survivor recalls the Holocaust during APG ceremony

    Apr 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Team APG hosted the annual observance of the Holocaust during the annual Days of Remembrance ceremony at the post theater April 16.

  • Exchange Targets Veterans and their Families for Employment Opportunities

    Apr 26, 2013

    Exchange Targets Veterans and their Families for Employment Opportunities

  • Lancer Brigade uncases its colors at JBLM

    Nov 30, -0001

    Cupid himself couldn't have planned Valentine's Day any better, even if he enlisted and donned the Army uniform. Friends, family, loved ones and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community joined together to honor and welcome home their soldiers of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Blackhawks say farewell to commander, command sergeant major

    Nov 30, -0001

    Washington-based cavalrymen gathered at Watkins Field, April 18, to say farewell to their commander and command sergeant major, and welcome a new command team of the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Building local partner network ensures training excellence

    Apr 26, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to First Army's training support battalions have a responsibility to provide the most relevant and expert training available. In order to gain this valuable expertise and proficiency, the planning, rehearsal, and execution of certified training must begin at home station. However, for the 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, not all battalions and trainers are at their home station of Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst N.J.

  • National summit melds citizen-Soldier needs with civilian support

    Apr 30, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III joined a broad mix of nearly 300 DOD, healthcare and civilian academic professionals from 30 states who met in Ann Arbor, Mich., to discuss the need to work collaboratively to address the resiliency needs of Reserve and National Guard service members and their families.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.75 million small business contract for breakwater construction

    Apr 26, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a small business contract to Apollo Environmental Strategies Inc., in the amount of $3,750,050 to construct a rock containment perimeter at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) adjacent to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Calhoun County, Texas.

  • Master fitness mobile training teams going Army-wide

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army graduated the first class of "Master Fitness Trainers" to have been taught by one of the service's six new mobile training teams, April 19, 2013, at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • I Corps CG listens to community's concerns

    Nov 30, -0001

    The commander of I Corps, Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, invited community leaders and concerned citizens to a community listening session at Eagle's Pride Golf Course April 18. Brown fielded questions regarding a possible reduction of forces stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • 'Together we can fix this'

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than 500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members, families and civilians turned out to support the 2013 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention 5k Run/Walk, April 20. The event, hosted by the 7th Infantry Division, was a way for the JBLM community to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Fight your own fight, not his: Women's Total Self-Defense Course available to Fort Bragg spouses

    Apr 26, 2013

    Learning how to avoid being a victim of an attack can be the first step towards surviving an attack. To better educate and provide a prevention tool to Fort Bragg spouses, the Army Community Service offers Women's Total Self-Defense classes at various on-post housing communities each month. This program was established, to make Fort Bragg spouses feel safer while their spouses are deployed.

  • Soldier's success story resonates with, inspires teens

    Apr 26, 2013

    "Even though I grew up in the projects and I didn't go to school when I was young, I never drank, and I never smoked a day in my life. I knew that once you start drinking, you're just going to end up without any money and still have all the same problems you had before you got drunk," said Command Sgt. Maj. Calvin Coler, 174th Infantry Brigade senior enlisted advisor, to a packed class of at-risk teens recently.

  • CCAD Wins 2012 Robert M. Leich Award

    May 2, 2013

    CCAD won the 2012 Robert M. Leich Award for a record-breaking year of helicopter production and cost improvements.

  • Fort Bragg committed to readiness and resilience

    Apr 26, 2013

    Fort Bragg completed their comprehensive review of the 12 pillars of the Army's Ready, Resilient and Army Strong campaign. They highlighted each pillar of the campaign in detail, sharing the resources available to help improve and sustain our readiness -- ensuring leaders, Soldiers, Families and civilians know where to turn for expertise and support.

  • Listening session held between Fort Bragg leadership, community

    Apr 26, 2013

    Nearly 200 people turned out for an Army Force Structure and Stationing Listening Session, Monday at the Richard M. Wiggins Conference Center in Fayetteville. The purpose was to conduct a listening session led by Fort Bragg leaders with community representatives pertaining to Army end-strength reductions from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the possible impacts on the community.

  • Earth Day at Henderson Hall

    Apr 26, 2013

    A recycling fashion show, planting flowers and learning to take care of the earth have one thing in common this week.

  • MCRP interns conduct out-briefings to end session

    Apr 26, 2013

    Four months of learning and hard work came to an end April 19 for 15 Minority College Relations Program interns after each out-briefed a general officer on their accomplishments within the Army Sustainment Command and Joint Munitions Command.

  • CCAD Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Commander Takes on AMC Industrial Operations

    Apr 26, 2013

    After transforming the Corpus Christi Army Depot into a cost-conscious and efficient helicopter facility, depot Commander Col. Christopher B. Carlile moves on to his next assignment to streamline all industrial operations at Army Materiel Command. CCAD's Deputy Director of Production, Mr. William Braddy, accepts his role as the Executive Director, becoming the first Army civilian to lead the depot.

  • 108th ADA BDE hosts Spiritual Resiliency Prayer Breakfast

    Apr 26, 2013

    Hundreds gathered to attend 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Spiritual Resiliency Prayer Breakfast held here April 23, 2013.

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