Archive: Apr 2013

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  • Curbside recycling upgraded

    Apr 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 18, 2013) -- New and improved recycling bins and the ability to recycle a greater variety of materials curbside are coming soon to your neighborhood.

  • Ancient Hawaiians lived Earth Day values

    Apr 18, 2013

    The practices of mālama `āina (care for the land) and mālama kai (care for the sea) have become very popular in Hawai`i, but they are part of a larger tradition known as Aloha `Āina -- love of the land.

  • USARPAC recognition ceremony honors civilian service

    Apr 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific held its annual Army Civilian Recognition award ceremony April 17 at the Hale Ikena at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers show pride in post clean up

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spring was not in the air as the temperature hit 28 degrees and the light rain slowly turned into snow, but the soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, braved the weather during the post clean up in Arapaho Village April 17, 2013.

  • Holocaust horror brought to life: Auschwitz survivor marks 'Days of Remembrance' with unthinkable st

    Nov 30, -0001

    After a weeklong journey with hundreds of others crammed in a train cart created for cattle, Morris Glass' family was ripped apart in a single moment as they entered Auschwitz. The Nazi soldiers divided the passengers into separate lines. Men were sent to the right and women to the left. Glass stayed in line with his father and his brother but looked for his sisters and mom. When they saw each other, his mother and sisters waved to him. He waved back. He never saw them again.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • Partnerships, innovation equal award-winning remediation at APG

    Apr 19, 2013

    It is usually a combination of accomplishments rather than a single achievement that distinguishes an outstanding environmental restoration program. That is definitely the case with U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG); the 2012 winner of the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration in the installation category.

  • USAG-Vicenza Italy recognized for environmental quality

    Apr 18, 2013

    Focusing squarely on the triple bottom line of sustainability - mission, community and the environment, recently gained the U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Vicenza recognition as the Fiscal Year 2012 winner of the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality - Overseas.

  • Reservists celebrate Army Reserve birthday with fun run

    May 16, 2013

    More than 100 Army Reservists, including three who are also members of Congress, took part in a morning run, April 18, 2013, to commemorate the Army Reserve's 105th birthday.

  • Kansas communities rally around Fort Riley, 1st ID

    Apr 18, 2013

    Community and Fort Riley leaders have long celebrated the partnership that exists between the home of the 1st Infantry Division and the Flint Hills region. The strength of that relationship may have never been more obvious, though, than it was April 18 during a community forum at the Big Red One's headquarters. For more than 90 minutes, dozens of political leaders, small business owners, educators and Flint Hills community members stood and voiced their support for "their" Soldiers, "their" division and "their" installation.

  • Byers returns to Las Vegas with sights set on Rio

    Apr 19, 2013

    Two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers, a Greco-Roman wrestler in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., returns to the mat this weekend for the first time since post-Olympic shoulder surgery at the 2013 U.S. Open in Las Vegas, Nev. He vowed to continue wrestling through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he would be 41.

  • College partnership helps contracting professionals reach educational goals

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army has reached a formal agreement that will enable 51C noncommissioned officers to receive academic credit for completion of various military courses necessary for certification in the contracting career field.

  • Comprehensive management program receives recognition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality at an Industrial Installation for their comprehensive environmental management program that covers air quality to groundwater and everything in between. The depot, located in Monroe County in Northeast Penn., is the largest full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense.

  • Currahees induct 20 into 506th Infantry Regiment

    Apr 18, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division inducted 20 individuals as Distinguished or Honorary Members into the 506th Infantry Regiment during a ceremony, April 11, 2013 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Shyu to ACC: 'Army leadership has your back'

    Apr 18, 2013

    Army Contracting Command public affairs had an opportunity to ask Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive and assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, a few questions about Army contracting. She visited ACC and the Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on April 4.

  • Top Army enlisted leader shares guidance, provides feedback at Fort Sam town hall

    Apr 19, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III spoke to a packed house of Soldiers, government service civilians and family members about changing the culture of the Army and focusing on the three Cs: character, competence and commitment during a town hall meeting April 17 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. He was visiting FSH with Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, to speak with Fort Sam Houston's senior leaders, service members and families.

  • SMA, senior enlisted leaders from Fort Sam serve dinner to Wounded Warriors at WFSC

    Apr 18, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III serves up chicken to a wounded warrior April 16 at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Chandler joined Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, for a visit to Fort Sam Houston and its various commands.

  • Training for Combat Earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Apr 18, 2013

    First Army mobilizes, trains, validates, deploys and demobilizes Reserve Component units in support of worldwide contingency operations such as Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, the Horn of Africa, Kosovo Forces, and others. "Over the last several years, First Army has successfully mobilized more than 5,000 units and more than 260,000 Soldiers world-wide," said Col. Timothy Newsome, chief of operations, First Army Division East.

  • Preserving history wins Bragg Secretary of the Army award

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Team recently won Army-level recognition for their work in preserving historical and archeological artifacts on the installation. They were awarded first place in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards, in the "Cultural Resources Conservation, Team Award, Installation" category for fiscal year 2012.

  • Preserving historic legacies, artifacts wins FS/HAAF the Army's Cultural Resources Management Award

    Apr 18, 2013

    Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field (FS/HAAF) won the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for cultural resources management in the installation category for fiscal year 2012.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Samantha Weatherspoon

    Apr 18, 2013

    Master Sgt. Samantha Weatherspoon, the senior noncommissioned officer for contracting at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Ill., says she's friendlier than she looks.

  • 2013 ACC NCOY competition goes virtual

    Aug 26, 2013

    During this year's Army Contracting Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, participants and judges will rely on technology more than ever as portions of the event will be conducted virtually.

  • General Odierno Visits Army South

    Apr 18, 2013

    As part of a command visit to Joint Base San Antonio, Ft. Sam Houston, the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond Odierno stops by U.S. Army South headquarters.

  • Rare tumor slows IT specialist down, but he's not out

    Apr 18, 2013

    Charles "Chuck" Pennington will tell you serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years was tough, but nothing in his military career prepared him for the fight he faced as a civilian.

  • Army Leaders visit Brooke Army Medical Center

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, his wife Linda, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife Jeanne visit Brooke Army Medical Center in Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas

  • Boys' selfless service earns them volunteer of month

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- President John Kennedy once said "Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future." Based on the achievements of Zachary and Robert Bedford Jr., the future is looking extremely hopeful.

  • APG Arbor/Earth Day set April 26

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Students and community members can enjoy a variety of hands-on science projects, presentations and events during Aberdeen Proving Ground's Arbor/Earth Day celebration Friday, April 26, at the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center.

  • APG joins National Take-Back

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Army Substance Abuse Program and Directorate of Emergency Services and are co-sponsoring this spring's Drug Take-Back Week April 22-26.

  • Youth center hosts 4-H cooking contest

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual 4-H Meal Appeal cooking contest April 13.

  • Cemetery verification project kicks off

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In 2009, national media reports of burial record discrepancies at Arlington National Cemetery resulted in a 100 percent gravesite accountability initiative during which all interment records and headstone errors were corrected. Today, digitized images of ANC grave markers, records of interment and geospatial map coordinates are available to the public via an online database. As a result of the system overhaul at ANC, the Secretary of the Army has directed all Army cemeteries to also reach 100 percent accountability and sustainable operations by 2014.

  • New Tapuac Footbridge Leads Barangay Toward Positive Future

    Apr 18, 2013

    A combined team of Philippine and U.S. Army engineers completed construction on a 50-meter footbridge that connects the remote Tapuac farmlands to the community's central market place.

  • 1-17th Field Artillery honors its volunteers

    Apr 18, 2013

    More than 20 service members and civilians with 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery were awarded for their volunteer service April 10, 2013, at the battalion's conference room.

  • Green Initiative Day activities encourage ingenuity in recycling

    Apr 18, 2013

    None of the boats looked like they would float for very long, much less win any races. Most of them finished, though, despite being made out of used condiment containers, wooden pallets, kiddie pools and anything else that could be made to hold water, however temporarily.

  • Children learn about military tradition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Fort Jackson's Basic Combat Training Museum hosted more than 500 students from Pierce Terrace and C.C. Pinckney elementary schools Wednesday for its second annual Military Child Appreciation Day.

  • Training, experience saves lifes at hand grenade range

    Apr 18, 2013

    The M67 hand grenade is a simple, but effective tool. Engineered to supplement small arms fire against enemies in close combat, the M67 has a lethal radius of 5 meters and can project fragments as far as 200 meters.

  • April 12, 2013 -- SecDef Hagel's remarks at Chaplain Kapaun Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Apr 18, 2013

    April 12, 2013 -- SecDef Hagel's remarks at Chaplain Kapaun Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

  • Young officers learn drill lesson

    Apr 18, 2013

    Some of the Army's newest officers got a refresher course last week in basic drill and ceremony procedures.

  • Sill volunteers recognized during Volunteer Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Volunteer Week is April 22-26, and this year's theme is "Volunteers - Strengthening a Nation." Every April, volunteers are recognized and honored for their selfless service during Volunteer Week. "With dwindling budgets and a challenging job market, volunteers make an incredible impact on the community," said Laurie Batule, Army Volunteer Corps program manager. Throughout the month, commanders have recognized family readiness group volunteers.

  • 1-14th FA Soldiers ready to deploy

    Apr 18, 2013

    More than 300 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, 214th Fires Brigade participated in a deployment ceremony April 11 at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • Fires Battle Lab takes DA-level awards

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Fires Center of Excellence Battle Lab at Fort Sill garnered team and individual Department of Army awards for modeling and simulations experimentation for fiscal 2012. The team develops software programs that help provide military leaders data and analysis for advanced combat planning and strategy.

  • Readiness training prepares US Army Pacific Soldiers for deployment

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post Soldiers need to be ready to deploy at a moment's notice anywhere in the Pacific.

  • Prescription abuse is a problem

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla-- Over the past four years there has been an increasing number of Soldiers using their prescription medications in an illegal manner. One of the greatest contributing factors of this illegal use is because Soldiers simply do not understand the regulation, but try telling that to a commander during an Article 15 hearing for a positive urinalysis. Lack of knowledge, quite honestly, is not a good defense.

  • Soldiers Update: Staff Sgt. Shumaker point of view on Afghan taking lead

    Apr 18, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Shumaker point of view as Afghan counterparts take the lead.

  • Soldiers Update: Journey home

    Apr 18, 2013

    Soldiers preparing to redeploy as Afghan forces take control of their country's security.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno visits Army South

    Apr 18, 2013

    As part of a recent command visit to Military City USA, San Antonio, Texas, the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, stops by U.S. Army South headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston.

  • Army patient surveys benefit customers, Reynolds Army Community Hospital

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey administered by Army Medical Command randomly surveys patients about the medical care they received at Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

  • Army Corps civilian builds up Wounded Warriors with sled hockey program

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilian creates a sled hockey program for wounded warriors at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Fort Sill sponsors drug take-back day

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Fort Sill Army Substance Abuse Program will join with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and local law enforcement agencies to sponsor Drug Take-Back Day April 25, on post.

  • Hagel: Review to assess investment, force structure assumptions

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Defense Department leaders defend before Congress the president's $526.6 billion base defense budget request for fiscal year 2014, DOD officials are preparing a review that reassesses assumptions driving the Pentagon's investment and force structure decisions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, April 17, 2013.

  • Youth Center dedicates computer lab to fallen Soldier

    Apr 18, 2013

    The new Fort Sill Youth Center dedicated its Cpl. Wilfred Flores Jr. computer lab on April 10, which would have been the corporal's 27th birthday.

  • Keeping Readiness with a Helping Hand

    Apr 18, 2013

    Service members assigned to the US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico are currently working in a construction project in the neighborhood of Indiera Alta, in the mountainous town of Maricao, as part of the command's Community Outreach Program.

  • Bulldogs assist ANSF to secure Wazir Valley

    Apr 18, 2013

    U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently completed a five-day mission with their Afghan National Security Forces partners March 27 to 31, in the Wazir Valley of the Khogyani district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

  • Hilton Field renovation completed

    Apr 18, 2013

    This is a special week for Fort Jackson and the Army because of Hilton Field's historical significance and the impression it gives brand-new Soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Army family members who visit every year.

  • Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel

    Apr 19, 2013

    Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • "Gold Status" for Soldiers of 1st Sqdn., 75th Cav. Regt.

    Apr 18, 2013

    Cavalry Soldiers from Troop A, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), earned the Gold Air Assault Excellence Streamer, April 16, during a ceremony at Fort Campbell. The golden streamer is awarded to company-level units of the 101st who achieve a 90 percent, or above, completion rate of The Sabalauski Air Assault School.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit provides combat training for 19th Engineers

    Apr 23, 2013

    The Army's best shots provided Fort Knox 19th Engineer Battalion Soldiers with the training to engage targets up to 600 meters during two weeks of instruction. Squad designated marksmanship develops distance shooting capability at the Army squad level. Today's program or training was developed from 12 years of hard lessons-learned by many of America's war fighters. Army experts from the 75th Ranger Regiment to the Special Forces helped design the program.

  • Fort Lee community pays tribute to deceased toddler

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 12, 2013) -- Members of the Fort Lee Child, Youth and School Services community held a ceremony April 12 to honor the memory of a deceased toddler who lost in November of last year.

  • Techs take on new parachute mission

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna continues to earn new workload despite cuts to Defense spending. Technicians recently began supporting guided parachute systems used to drop supplies from as high as 25,000 feet, keeping the delivery aircraft well out of range of small arms fire.

  • AAFES's chief executive officer visits Fort Lee

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 18, 2013) -- The chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service visited Fort Lee April 8 to learn more about the store operations here.

  • Wolverine Leader Course: US, ANA combined training

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (April 11, 2013) -- Afghan National Army soldiers assigned to 1st Kandak, 2nd Luwa, 203rd Corps, U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Wolverine, 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade and U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 864th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis McCord, Wash., took part in the Wolverine's Leaders Course held at FOB Sharana, April 10 and 11.

  • Continued education downrange

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (April 12, 2013) -- Approximately 30 U.S. Army Soldiers currently enrolled in classes at Forward Operating Base Sharana's education center gathered outside of the education center April 12, for what maybe the last class photograph taken while the center is open.

  • Know it or blow it - Aviation Safety

    Apr 18, 2013

    Going through flight school, we all hated Chapters 5 and 9 of the - 10. We asked ourselves, "Why do we have to know all this crap? What does it matter if I know all these steps verbatim, with every underlined sentence memorized and every airspeed on the tip of my tongue?" Well, about a year and a half ago, I learned why this is.

  • Giving back: R2R helps Soldiers recover

    Apr 18, 2013

    When a Soldier gets injured on the battlefield, sometimes it can leave scars that aren't always seen by the human eye. Often times, Soldiers tend to hide battlefield scars because they don't want their fellow Soldiers to think of them differently. Ride2Recovery helps to heal those scars. Sgt. 1st Class Corey Edwards, a Soldier with Company B, 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade uses R2R as an outlet to heal some of his scars. In June 2011, while attached to the 365th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, Edwards's vehicle was hit by a improvised explosive device while on convoy in Shindand, Afghanistan. Edwards suffered from a torn meniscus in his knee and a broken hand.

  • Resilience marathon offers strategies to civilian employees

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the possibility of furlough draws nearer, agencies across Fort Drum are reaching out to help civilian employees prepare for uncertainty.

  • Fort Drum leaders kick off Month of the Military Child

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) senior leaders kicked off the Month of the Military Child celebration April 9 at the Commons.

  • Fort Drum, off-post agencies join forces to fight domestic violence, sexual assault

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Military and civilian attorneys, law enforcement representatives, social workers, child protective services employees, nurses, victim advocates and command team members came together to foster good working relationships during the 2nd Annual Sexual Assault Response Team Seminar last week at Fort Drum.

  • Army Human Resources commander visits Fort Drum

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The commanding general for U.S. Army Human Resources Command visited Fort Drum on Monday and briefed an audience of officers and noncommissioned officers.

  • Chief of Ordnance enters general officer ranks

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 18, 2013) -- Speaking at his promotion ceremony Friday that drew about 200 guests, Brig. Gen. Edward M. Daly relayed an oft-told account about the late Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio:

  • Warrior Brigade SFAAT members teach tactics to Afghan partners

    Apr 18, 2013

  • Division Soldiers face challenge in Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Two out of three teams representing Fort Drum finished in 19th and 21st place in the grueling 60-hour David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition held Friday through Sunday at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Why is it so hard to change?

    Apr 18, 2013

    We've all recognized that we have habits that need changing from time to time. And we've all had the experience of finding out how hard it is to break a habit even when we really want to.

  • Aviation brigade cases colors for Afghanistan

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, 10th Mountain Division (LI), along with four of its subordinate task forces, cased its colors during a deployment ceremony Tuesday at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. The ceremony marks the unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan -- its fifth deployment in support of the global war on terrorism and its fourth deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Franconia Military Community garrisons in Germany ramp up closure operations

    Apr 18, 2013

    About 14 months ago, the Department of Defense announced a shift in the force posture across U.S. European Command, including the closure of U.S. Army garrisons in Bamberg and Schweinfurt by the end of September 2014. For the Franconia Military Community, that announcement initiated the planning phase of the closure process. Now, FMC has shifted its focus to execution.

  • To Friends of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

    Apr 18, 2013

    Greetings from Afghanistan! Every day is a great day when you serve in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); yet every day is even better when you have the opportunity to see our Screaming Eagles proudly serving the Nation in Afghanistan and representing all of us so well. They are leading the way in all areas of operations; setting a standard of excellence and living up to the legacy of the Screaming Eagle heroes that have gone before them in the most difficult of environments.

  • Shoot, Move and Communicate: Wolverines conduct advanced rifle marksmanship training

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (April 15, 2013) --U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force "Wolverines," 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, took part in an advanced rifle marksmanship range at FOB Sharana April 10-13.

  • Celebrating our military children

    Apr 18, 2013

    In celebration of April being the Month of the Military Child, Outdoor Recreation hosted a Spring Break Block Party, April 11, featuring various activities, including archery, rock wall climbing, laser tag, shuffle board and more. Since 1986, Army installations around the world recognize the sacrifices and applaud the courage of military children by celebrating the Month of the Military Child.

  • Speaker discusses 'heeding the warning signs'

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- This is the Holocaust. There is no breath of fresh air when speaking or writing about this subject. There's no "happy ending," no Cinderella, and this is no fairy tale. This subject may be a little on the heavy side, but the truth is, it is on the heavy side. And, it is important that we do not forget.

  • Earth Day celebrated with run, fair

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys community gathered at MP Hill Gym April 13 to celebrate Earth Day with an Environmental Fair and Earth Day 5K Run. This year's Earth Day activities were hosted under the theme of "Acknowledge the past, Engage the Present, and Chart the Future." They were hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, in collaboration with the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Division.

  • Your European travel 'Bucket List'

    Apr 18, 2013

    If your time here in Germany is coming to an end, but you feel like you didn't get to see all that you could, I have compiled a 'Bucket List' of 16 places that I think are worth your visit.

  • 'We Go Together' Phrase says it all during KATUSA-US Friendship Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As they do each and every day -- whether it is in the motor pool, orderly room or field environment -- Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked and played together, side-by-side, during the 2013 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, which began Monday in Zoeckler Gym and conclude today.

  • 'FET' to fight: Female Engagement Team makes history

    Apr 18, 2013

    A female engagement team with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, will make history as the first female engagement team to deploy from Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Inaugural employment event brings Soldiers, veterans, local employers together

    Apr 24, 2013

    Soldiers, veterans and other attendees received career tips and employment opportunities at the inaugural Employment Event in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal April 17. "This is the first time that USAG-RIA has done anything like this," said Renee Michl, director of human resources. "We are getting an amazing number of employers and veterans service organizations participating in this event."

  • Ironhorse Soldiers compete in shooting challenge

    Apr 24, 2013

  • Coalition hands over mortar training to ANA

    Apr 17, 2013

    Most spring days, Forward Operating Base Thunder lives up to its namesake as thunderstorms boom across the Gardez Valley.

  • ANA Train the Trainer Mortars

    Apr 17, 2013

    Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a live fire final test as part of their training to become 60 mm mortar instructors. The ANA 203rd Corps soldiers will now be able to travel throughout their AO to train other soldiers. The 203rd is the first Corps trained instructors to go through the 60 mm training. Also available in high definition

  • National Guard Tests Response to New Madrid Earthquake in Regional Exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    Guardsmen from Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas are currently participating in a regional emergency response exercise based on a New Madrid Earthquake scenario which simulates a 7.7 magnitude earthquake having occurred in Northeast Arkansas. The exercise, labeled "Vigilant Guard," is designed to replicate the deployment of forces under Emergency Management Assistance Compacts (EMACs) in preparation for the potential of a real-world catastrophic event that would require external support. The exercise is sponsored by US Northern Command in conjunction with the National Guard Bureau. This video shows Soldiers of the Indiana National Guard participating in the exercise at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma.

  • 189th IN trainer/mentors support major Calif. exercise

    Apr 17, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Who trains the reserve force when the force is getting ready to deploy? That job belongs to trainer/mentors, Soldiers who educate and train reserve component Army units, and some active-duty Army units, as well.

  • Army stresses importance of investments in science, technology

    Apr 18, 2013

    An Army research and technology official told a House subcommittee, April 16, 2013, that investments in science and technology are critical for advances that protect Soldiers, address the threats of today and prepare the service for the challenges of the future.

  • Ceremony remembers lives lost to genocide

    Apr 17, 2013

    Fort Benning observed the Holocaust Days of Remembrance April 8 at the National Infantry Museum. The guest speaker was retired Navy Capt. Neil Block, a Jewish lay leader from Harris County, Ga.

  • Bridging training with teamwork

    Apr 17, 2013

    Building bridges is no an easy task, whether it's over land or water and no one knows that more than engineers. Fort Benning, Ga, is home to one of the rarest companies of engineers whose sole responsibility is bridge building.

  • Fort Bragg Wellness Center

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Fort Bragg Wellness Center supports healthy and enhanced lifestyles to improve overall well-being of Soldiers and their families.

  • A Rock Island Arsenal overview

    Apr 17, 2013

    Heidi Schultz, district director for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinois's 17th District, received a orientation brief of Rock Island Arsenal April 17 at the Army Sustainment Command headquarters.

  • Decontamination training

    Apr 17, 2013

    The 2nd Chemical Battalion conducts a mass casualty training mission on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • Hawks' defense shuts down Central

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Council on Foreign Relations visits Fort Benning

    Apr 17, 2013

    Representatives from the Council on Foreign Relations made a visit to Fort Benning Thursday and Friday, during which time they got a closer look at the numerous training initiatives conducted here. The representatives were mostly members of CFR's Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program, which encourages promising young leaders in government, media, nongovernmental organizations, law, business, finance and academia to engage in a sustained conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

  • Annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation now available

    Apr 30, 2013

    With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released an update to the Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation, a tool designed to help Soldiers recognize hazards during these high-risk seasons.

  • Northside splits double bill with Harris County

    Apr 17, 2013

    Teams remain close in tight region race

  • Scranton Army Ammunition Plant achieves ISO 50001:2011 status

    Apr 22, 2013

    It's operationally necessary, it's fiscally prudent, and it's mission essential for us to make sure that we have energy security and can perform our primary mission for the United States," Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment). Answering Hammack's call, Army sites across the country continue to adopt practical and innovative strategies for energy reduction and security. In Pennsylvania, Scranton Army Ammunition Plant continues to lead the way in environmental and energy efforts. A 2012 recipient of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Sustainability-Industrial Installation, Scranton charges forward as a forerunner in superior energy performance.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 17, 2013

    Monday, it's estimated that more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day and help "Mobilize the Earth."

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