Archive: Apr 2013

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  • 4-6 ARS rides out in tradition

    Nov 30, -0001

    "Halfway down the trail to Hell in a shady meadow green are the Souls of all dead troopers camped near a good old-time canteen." Cavalrymen and women from 4-6th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron gritted their way through a two-day rite of passage at Joint Base Lewis-McChord starting April 8.

  • JBLM echoes 'Never Again' in Days of Remembrance

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sponsored by 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and the I Corps Equal Opportunity staff office, Joint Base Lewis-McChord honored victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Two guest speakers were at Soldier's Chapel April 9, to share stories and insight into history, and to enlighten soldiers, family and friends on why the world should never again allow the horrors of the Holocaust.

  • Bellators clear pathways into local community

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers and family members from the 46th Aviation Support Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, assisted the University Place community by building trails in a local park, March 23.

  • 331st Transportation Company supports combined joint logistics over the shore exercise near Pohang

    Apr 22, 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, South Korea, April 15.

  • Downed aircraft radio communication training translates to life or death

    Apr 22, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - What do you do when your helicopter crashes, and armed civilians are rapidly approaching and firing small arms fire in your direction? In this instance, your ability to make speedy decisions, as well as quickly employ your communication gear is of life or death consequence.

  • IMCOM Europe names 'Best Warriors' for 2013

    Oct 4, 2013

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2013 Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony here April 19.

  • SINCGARS Theater Provided Equipment (TPE) Effort

    Apr 22, 2013

    In fiscal year 2012, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) identified Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, SINCGARS, shortages to its higher headquarters, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, CECOM

  • Furlough seminars help people manage finances

    Apr 22, 2013

    With the upcoming furloughs looming, it's important for people on Fort Rucker to be certain about how they manage their finances in uncertain times, and the installation has a program in place to make sure that its civil service members are properly educated.

  • Out on a Limb

    Apr 22, 2013

    Breaking from its conventional basic research role, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is credited with launching the U.S. military's up-armor revolution that today continues to save Soldiers' lives and limbs by harvesting design, fabrication and fielding solutions -- in house - to thwart evolving threats.

  • Soldier Show dress rehearsal inspires youth

    Apr 22, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (April 18, 2012) -- Fort Sam Houston and area youth witnessed preparations at final dress rehearsal of the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show. Girl Scouts, Brownies and members of local youth centers and their leaders were invited to come to historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre to see the show and to meet the cast and crew in a first-ever back-stage VIP pass tour.

  • Transitioning Soldiers should dress for success

    Apr 22, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (April 21, 2013) -- Physical appearance and body language are critical in shaping the interviewer's first impression of you. That impression forms in about two seconds or less, and lays the groundwork for the rest of the encounter.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Adaptive sports boost wounded warriors' confidence

    Apr 22, 2013

    Several wounded warriors suited up with pads, helmets and gloves, as they learned the ins and outs of adaptive lacrosse during a clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Md., April 11, 2013.

  • BenĂ©t Laboratories leads DOD challenge to harness private sector innovation

    Apr 22, 2013

    DOD-operated manufacturing centers have hundreds, if not thousands, of machines that for the most part operate independently. A new DOD challenge seeks to harness ideas and applications to improve defense manufacturing.

  • Striving for the Best Warrior

    Aug 26, 2013

    FORT DEVENS, Mass. -- The 412th Theater Engineer Command's Best Warrior Competition kicked off here Sunday, where Army Reserve Soldiers compete for the 412th 'Best Warrior' title.

  • Camp Zama recognizes outstanding youth, adult volunteers of the year

    Apr 21, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 19, 2013) -- Camp Zama's outstanding youth and adult volunteers of the year were recognized at the installation's annual volunteer recognition ceremony held April 18 at the Camp Zama Community Club here.

  • Ceremony celebrates decade of achievements

    Apr 21, 2013

    With a brilliant blue sky overhead and birds singing in the trees around the courtyard, members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Nangarhar celebrated nearly a decade of collaboration and hard work between coalition forces and the Afghan government at Forward Operating Base Finley Shields, April 17.

  • 310th ESC Best Warrior

    Apr 21, 2013

    Four Soldiers and five Noncommissioned officers battled their way through a four-day challenge to determine the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's Best Warrior during a Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition April 8-12, at Camp Atterbury, IN.

  • Berks County residents honor Army Reservists bound for Afghanistan

    Apr 24, 2013

    READING, Pa. - Hundreds of people wave U.S. flags while cheering as buses carrying U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers head for Fort Bliss. Nearly 150 Warrior Citizens with 333rd Engineer Company are deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Vigilant Guard tests Homeland Response Force mission

    Apr 23, 2013

    Military and civilian responders focused on preparedness and consequence management as they trained to save lives during Vigilant Guard, April 15-19, 2013, at Camp Gruber near Muskogee, Okla.

  • Penn State second at Sandhurst

    Apr 22, 2013

    Three Cadet Command programs finished in the top 10, making this the most successful year for Army ROTC teams since they started competing in 1992.

  • Michigan Army National Guard soldier march for fallen heroes

    Apr 20, 2013

    Soldiers from across the Michigan Army National Guard participate in a march from Linden, Mich. to Holly, Mich., 13 miles to honor each of the 13 soldiers from the 1/125th IN BN that have been killed since 2001.

  • JBLM service members and civilians plant new trees

    Nov 30, -0001

    Earth Day, a day devoted to volunteerism and environmental consciousness, has been observed every April 22 since 1970 and according to the Earth Day Network, more than one billion people in 192 countries participate annually.

  • Raider named Bayonet Soldier of the Month

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Jacqueline Walker, a Raider Ready Reserve training room noncommissioned officer in charge with 472nd Signal Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, was named Bayonet Soldier of the Month at an award ceremony held in the brigade command area April 9.

  • Soldier takes shot at 2013 Warrior Games

    Nov 30, -0001

    At 6 feet 3 inches tall, 270 pounds, he will throw shot put and discus for the Army during the 2013 Warrior Games. Sgt. Joshua Andrew's greatest strength is not that he bench presses 400 pounds, it is his ability to bounce back.

  • Warhorse soldier receives medal for valor

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with Valor, during a ceremony April 12, 2013, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Construction underway of ANA brigade compound in Zhari district

    Apr 20, 2013

    Construction of the future home of the 3rd Brigade, 205th Corps Afghan National Army is underway in the Zhari district in Kandahar province. Once complete, the installation will accommodate 6,000 personnel.

  • Sharana Education Center Closes Due to Force Draw Down

    Jun 4, 2013

    The draw down of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 has meant that many forward operating bases are losing some of their resources. The education center on FOB Sharana is one such resource.

  • Army South marks official start to Beyond the Horizon-Panama

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT SHERMAN, Panama (April 19) -- U.S. Army South marked the official start of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony here April 17 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals arrived to conduct real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • Surgeons general visit Bagram Air Field

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Air Force Col. Raymond Fang, deputy commander for clinical services, Task Force Medical - East, stands with the surgeons general of the Air Force, Army, Navy and the United Kingdom at his promotion ceremony at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, April 17, 2013. Pictured, from left: Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, surgeon general, U.S. Air Force; Fang; Vice Adm. (Dr.) Matthew Nathan, surgeon general, U.S. Navy and chief, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, surgeon general,U.S. Army and commanding general, United States Army Medical Command; and Air Marshal Paul Evans, surgeon general, Defense Medical Services, United Kingdom. The surgeons general toured the various medical facilities at Bagram Airfield. The surgeons general toured medical facilities throughout Afghanistan to ensure that service members were receiving the best care possible. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Surgeons general visit Bagram Air Field

    Apr 19, 2013

    The surgeons general of the Army, Navy, Air Force and the United Kingdom receive a tour of a medical warehouse from the 8th Medical Logistics Company of Miesau, Germany, on April 17, 2013. The surgeons general were shown Bagram Air Field's medical capabilities by service members during a tour of the base. The surgeons general toured medical facilities throughout Afghanistan to ensure that service members were receiving the best care possible. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Surgeons general visit Bagram Air Field

    Apr 19, 2013

    Vice Adm. (Dr.) Matthew Nathan, surgeon general, U.S. Navy and chief, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, jokes with U.S. Army Maj. James Ryals, en route critical care nurse, Company C, 3rd Battalion,10th Mountain Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, on the flight line of Bagram Air Field, April 17, 2013. The surgeons general of the Army, Navy, Air Force and the United Kingdom got a snapshot of Bagram Air Field's medical capabilities during a tour of the base. The surgeons general toured medical facilities throughout Afghanistan to ensure that service members were receiving the best care possible. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Surgeons general visit Bagram Air Field

    Apr 19, 2013

    Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, surgeon general, U.S. Air Force, greets service members at Craig Joint Theater Hospital during a tour of the airfield's medical facilities, April 17, 2013. The surgeons general were shown Bagram Air Field's medical capabilities by service members during a tour of the base. The surgeons general toured medical facilities throughout Afghanistan to ensure that service members were receiving the best care possible. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Sandhurst Competition gets under way

    Apr 22, 2013

    Live fires highlighted the opening day of the annual Sandhurst Competition, an international event pitting 58 teams in a variety of Soldier tasks aimed at testing participants physically and mentally, held at West Point, N.Y.

  • Surgeons general visit Bagram Air Field

    Apr 19, 2013

    U.S. Army Spc. Marcos Fernandes, a native of McKinney, Texas, who serves as an infantryman, Company B, 3rd Battalion,15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, talks with the surgeons general of the Army, Navy, Air Force and United Kingdom, and their entourage, at Craig Joint Theater Hospital's concussion care center during their visit April 17, 2013. Fernandes was being treated for a concussion after a round ricocheted off his helmet during a firefight. The center provides a place for service members to recover after sustaining concussions before they return to the field. The surgeons general toured medical facilities throughout Afghanistan to ensure that service members were receiving the best care possible. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Texas House of Representatives honors Fort Hood WTB Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2013

    The State of Texas House of Representatives recently honored several Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers with the adoption of House Resolution 770, which honors those providing "emotional and physical support to men and women who have bravely and selflessly served in defense of our nation and who have returned home in need of care."

  • Fort Hood Soldiers salute Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from B Company greet WTB Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards and Sgt. Jacob Ellingson, during the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge. The six-day, 350-mile bike ride rolled through Fort Hood April 11. Edwards is a wounded warrior assigned to WTB, 1st Battalion, B Company, and Ellingson is assigned to WTB, 1st Battalion, A Company. The purpose of the cycle challenge is to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers during their rehabilitation and recovery. More than 160 wounded warriors, veterans and supporters participated in the 2013 challenge, which began in San Antonio April 8 and ended in Arlington April 13.

  • Trip to the dentist: How partnership builds a healthier Afghanistan

    Apr 19, 2013

    As the Afghan National Army soldier lay in the dentist's chair, visibly uncomfortable and in pain, the ANA dentist started probing the partially decayed tooth that was in need of extraction.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers salute Ride 2 Recovery cyclists

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from B Company greet fellow Bravo Soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards, during the annual Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge. The six-day, 350-mile bike ride rolled through Fort Hood April 11. The purpose of the cycle challenge is to support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers during their rehabilitation and recovery. More than 160 wounded warriors, veterans and supporters participated in the 2013 challenge, which began in San Antonio April 8 and ended in Arlington April 13.

  • No Ordinary Spouse Day

    Apr 19, 2013

    Three-year-old Connor Kirch surveyed the 56-foot tower with his aunt, Melissa Fowler, that his mother, Lia was about to descend as part of the second No Ordinary Spouse day Friday.

  • Army Earth Day Message signed by SMA, CSA, SA

    Apr 22, 2013

    Monday, April 22, the Army joins the nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army installations and organizations will continue efforts to support the Army's mission by conserving cultural and natural resources, harnessing more energy from alternative sources, promoting greater fuel and energy efficiency, and furthering Net Zero energy, water and waste efforts. By making the right choices today, our Army will remain the world 's premier military force into the future.

  • 24th Press Camp HQ stays afloat to save lives

    Nov 30, -0001

    In an effort to stay committed to their vow to save lives, the 24th Press Camp Headquarters underwent the Army Water Survival Training at the Replica Aquatic Center, April 11, using dummy rifles and personal issued Army gear.

  • Corps to host 25th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Russell Lake

    Apr 19, 2013

    This year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will celebrate 25 years of providing fishing opportunities to children with the annual Kid's Fishing Derby at Richard B. Russell Lake, May 11.

  • Bat colonies roosting, flourishing thanks to artificial bark

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Knox has the largest known maternity colony of federally endangered Indiana bats in Kentucky and the second largest known colony in the species' range.

  • Medics' rodeo refreshes medical skills

    Apr 19, 2013

    When some hear about a rodeo, they think of cowboys, horses and livestock. The Emergency Medical Technicians Rodeo at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, April 14, didn't include any of those.

  • Servicemembers, volunteers honored by USO-Metro

    Apr 19, 2013

    USO-Metropolitan Washington honored civilian and servicemember volunteers for their commitment to helping military men and women during its Annual Celebration of Volunteers ceremony Saturday. Families, USO and military leadership joined at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club to applaud the efforts of 5,000 volunteers in the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Baltimore areas. These volunteers sacrificed 83,000 hours of personal time to host events, prepare food and put together care packages for servicemembers.

  • Newcomers orientation provides Soldiers knowledge of resources

    Apr 19, 2013

    Soldiers new to Fort Belvoir received information on resources available to them on post during Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program's Newcomers Orientation at Wallace Theater, Tuesday morning. The goal of the orientation was to make Soldiers and Families aware of the resources available to them in a time of need, according to Tammy Braddy, Relocation Readiness relocation specialist.

  • USAFMSA Sergeant Major receives Legion of Merit award

    Apr 19, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. Scott R. Wilmot, U.S. Army Force Management Support Agency, received a Legion of Merit award Friday for his exemplary service and for formulating long-lasting strategic senior-enlisted structure initiatives in his three years as the unit's senior enlisted advisor. With 30 years in the Army, Wilmot is honored to receive the highest peacetime award a Soldier can receive.

  • Air Operations Group hosts FRG meeting

    Apr 19, 2013

    Families and Soldiers within the Army Air Operations Group took steps toward improving resiliency during an executive committee Family Readiness Group meeting April 11 in Lewis Village. The FRG meeting, which was the first for AAOG's Headquarters, gave Soldiers and spouses the opportunity to discuss needs, natural disaster emergency plans, appropriate social media behavior and USO activities available to the unit.

  • Switching from hot to cold not simple for Belvoir offices

    Apr 19, 2013

    Temperatures rose into the 90s during the workday April 11-12, creating an uncomfortable working environment for many in the Garrison's 1930s-era buildings. At home, most people just switch their air conditioning units to cool when the weather gets warm or back to hot when the weather changes to colder temperatures.

  • Servicemembers, DoD civilians should understand phishing attempts

    Apr 19, 2013

    Servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians need to be mindful of the emails they receive in their personal email accounts. A number of users accessing personal webmail accounts from their DoD systems recently exposed a spear-phishing campaign targeting DoD users' personal webmail accounts. A total of 15 different subject lines and four different domains appeared in the spear-phishing campaign.

  • Army Materiel Command leader stresses importance of education, focus

    Apr 19, 2013

    The senior Army officer in Alabama visited local middle and high schools April 17. General Dennis L. Via, Commander, Army Materiel Command spoke to more than 1,000 students across three different schools. Via visited 500 6th -- 8th graders at Guntersville Middle School; 450 junior and seniors at Hartselle High School; and more than 60 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at Austin High School in Decatur, Ala.

  • Volunteers beautify Belvoir during clean up of watershed

    Apr 19, 2013

    Community volunteers helped improved the quality of life for man and nature during the annual Potomac Watershed Clean-up Sunday. Soldiers, students and civilians maneuvered through wooded areas, filling bags with garbage, along Belvoir's shoreline. Volunteers sacrificed personal time, removing trash from several areas on post such as Dogue Creek, Tompkins Basin Park and Accotink Bay.

  • Renowned financial analyst visits Belvoir

    Apr 19, 2013

    Ric Edelman, host of the television show "The Truth about Money" answered questions about mortgages, retirement plans and educational savings posed by servicemembers, retirees and civilians from the National Capital Region during a taping of his show at the Fort Belvoir Community Center, Tuesday night. Edelman, who's been named Barron's top independent financial adviser three of the last four years spoke about how it's vital to start saving for retirement as early as possible, and that servicemembers should not get complacent about their money. He also stressed that servicemembers could follow his four-point plan for better financial success.

  • Army principles prepare Soldier for surprise family additions

    Apr 19, 2013

    Sgt. Lee Schiefelbein adjust to life as a father of quadruplets with the support of Soldiers of The Old Guard, his family and lessons he learned in the Army.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 22, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 19, 2013) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies during a visit to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's night vision and electronic sensors facility, April 18.

  • Under Secretary recognizes 'game changers'

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., presented a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Devera Martin, Deployment and Deployment Systems Department noncommissioned officer in charge, Combined Arms Support Command, for her "game changer" service April 18.

  • Architect helps 'design' post's future

    Apr 19, 2013

    Attention to detail and calm demeanor have gotten Jim Schloss a long way in his 15 years at Fort Carson. The Directorate of Public Works Engineering Division architect, and retired Coast Guard officer, is an integral part of the engineering team tasked with shaping the future of installation facilities old and new.

  • Going Green: Corps of Engineers urges to call before you fill!

    Apr 19, 2013

    With construction season here, it is crucial to remind landowners to call before filling. Many landowners do not realize the importance of wetlands or that they may exist on their properties. Protecting streams, lakes and wetlands is critical due to their role in preventing flooding, improving water quality, and providing habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as the extensive recreational value they provide to the public.

  • Legacy continues with scholarship

    Apr 19, 2013

    Dakota Givens was the first recipient of a scholarship named in honor of his father, Pfc. Jesse A. Givens, who died nearly 10 years ago in Iraq while on patrol with 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, then based out of Fort Carson.

  • Fair focuses on safety

    Apr 19, 2013

    More than a dozen agencies and organizations provided the Fort Carson community with a wide array of spring- and summer-focused safety information at the Safety Day Fair, held Tuesday at the Special Events Center.

  • Army Materiel Command hosts Industry Forums

    Apr 19, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted an Industry Forum here, April 11. Twelve presidents and CEOs, primarily from defense contractors, met with AMC leaders and staff to discuss Warfighter and industry needs and concerns.

  • Soldiers laid to rest in Arlington

    Apr 19, 2013

    A total of 53 Arlington National Cemetery funerals and memorial services were conducted on the days of April 15 and 17, but two services received extraordinary media attention.

  • See something, say something encouraged

    Apr 19, 2013

    In light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon April 15, active duty and civilian personnel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are encouraged to be aware of anything suspicious on or off the joint base.

  • A place for the Marines to call home

    Apr 19, 2013

    It's what everyone wants to return to after a tough day at work - a comfortable place where you can relax and call your own.

  • IG recommends getting 'back to basics,' values

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Similar to the restructuring in early the 1990s, our Army is transforming from one in conflict to a peacetime force. This is not an easy transition and requires patience, understanding and dedication to the Army's Values. As funding, available personnel and resources contract, we will all be tempted to cut corners and find the easiest way of conducting business. This easier way is not always the best option. We need to ensure we are always doing what is right.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier, wife remember 1994 Green Ramp accident

    Apr 19, 2013

    A Fort Bragg Soldier and his wife describe a 19-year journey of healing. By telling their story, the retelling not only helps with the continuous healing process but also makes sure March 23, 1994, on Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base will never be forgotten.

  • Transition services meet Fort Bragg Soldiers' needs

    Apr 19, 2013

    Transition Services program, now known as Army Career and Alumni Program has undergone various changes and improvements. The program, designed to help Soldiers transition from Army life into the civilian world, is ever-changing to ensure that it provides the best resources for servicemembers.

  • Potential furlough won't affect current school year at Fort Bragg

    Apr 19, 2013

    Fort Bragg schools superintendent announced on the school district's website April 12 that the potential for furloughs for Department of Defense employees will not affect the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year.

  • Womack Army Medical Center plans renovations

    Apr 19, 2013

    Womack Army Medical Center has undertaken an enormous renovation to reorganize about 79,000 square feet of space to its existing footprint. The nearly $23 million renovation, which began Monday, is projected to be completed by July 14, 2014.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier selected for Army recognition

    Apr 19, 2013

    On March 26, the Army announced that Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons is the 2013 Department of the Army Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

    May 1, 2013

    A "David-and-Goliath" scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drugmaker's decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement.

  • Army announces 3 winners in DoD environmental awards competition

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Army won three categories in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program competition this year. Aberdeen Proving Ground took the Environmental Restoration Installation award; Dorenda Coleman, Arizona Army National Guard's sustainability manager, won the team/individual award for Sustainability; and Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Counterfeit Refrigerant Impact Team captured the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition small program award.

  • Fiscal 2012 safety award winners recognized for efforts

    Apr 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards.

  • From Fort Bragg to Boston

    Apr 19, 2013

    Members of Team Red, White and Blue--Fort Bragg honor the victims of the attack at the Boston Marathon with a 26.2-minute run around Hedrick Stadium, Wednesday.

  • Counterfeit investigation wins TARDEC an environmental award

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition for their work in detecting and mitigating the effects of counterfeit refrigerant in Army vehicles.

  • Hammack - In Depth discuss benefits of another BRAC round

    Apr 22, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, joins In Depth to discuss why the Army is asking Congress for another BRAC round.

  • One person makes a sustainable difference

    Apr 19, 2013

    Judges selected Ms. Dorenda Coleman, the Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG) sustainability manager, over 11 teams and one other individual nomination from across the Army in the FY 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Sustainability Award's team or individual category.

  • Army, universities partner for aviation research

    Apr 22, 2013

    College students conducting research into remotely piloted unmanned aerial systems are testing their ideas on actual Army hardware.

  • Fort Hood is no stranger to winning environmental awards

    Apr 19, 2013

    Last year Fort Hood won the installation and team award at both the Secretary of Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competitions. This year it was no surprise when they captured the Sustainability award for a non-industrial installation 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 27

    Apr 19, 2013

    National Prescription Drug Take-back Day will be observed locally and nationwide on 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.

  • Partnerships reap rewards

    Apr 19, 2013

    A panel of judges awarded the Natural Resources Conservation large installation award to the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., for the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program. The Kentucky Army National Guard (ARNG) nomination cited partnerships and relationships as the reasons for their natural resources conservation successes.

  • Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell official photo

    Apr 19, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell official photo

  • Storck Barracks rugby team scores triple-digit win in friendly match

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Black n Blue Rugby team has been a part of Storck Barracks since 1981. Members consist primarily of U.S. Army Soldiers, which, according to Black n Blue teammates, promotes camaraderie.

  • Franconia Military Community garrisons ramp up closure operations

    Apr 19, 2013

    Throughout the next 21 months, the Franconia Military Community will need to move mission units and close two garrisons with a population and government housing footprint equal to Fairfax, Va.

  • USAG Bamberg community announcements for April 18 to 24, 2013

    Apr 19, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg from April 18 to 24 and beyond.

  • Language need not be a barrier in Germany

    Apr 19, 2013

    Moving to a new location can be tough, but learning a bit about the culture and language beforehand can ease the transition.

  • USAG Ansbach community announcements for April 18 to 24, 2013

    Apr 19, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach from April 18 to 24 and beyond.

  • Was ist los in Franken? April 18 to 24, 2013

    Apr 19, 2013

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

  • Beaware of ticks this spring, summer

    Apr 19, 2013

    Ticks can carry both Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis. Bacteria cause Lyme disease, while tick-borne encephalitis is caused by a virus, both of which live in ticks and can be transmitted when the tick bites a host.

  • 1/1 ADA Battalion names its NCO and Soldier of the year

    Apr 19, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan-- 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) crowned its noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year during the unit's Warrior Challenge Competition April 15th -- 17th on Okinawa, Japan.

  • Franconia Military Community announcements for April 18 to 24, 2013

    Apr 19, 2013

    Community announcements for the Franconia Military Community, which includes U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt.

  • R.A.D. training helps women fight back against assault

    May 2, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Female Soldiers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, are more prepared to deal with possible sexual assault attempts thanks to Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training implemented in the brigade during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, here, April 10. R.A.D. Systems is a program designed specifically to help females deal with potential attackers or compromising situations by incorporating their physical build and mentality into the training.

  • Warrior X-3 builds cohesion among 2nd SBCT command

    May 2, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Commanders and soon-to-be-commanders of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in the Warrior X-3 challenge, held here, April 3-4, in an effort to develop more adaptable leaders within the Warrior team. The exercise focused on adaptability in leaders and building unit cohesion by fostering relationships between commanders of various battalions within the brigade.

  • Motivation key to winning best warrior competition

    Aug 26, 2013

    Nine Soldiers compete in the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition hosted by the 102nd Training Division (MS) at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-20.

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