Archive: May 2013

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  • Soldier honors his mother while competing at the Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    On Mother's Day 2013, the mothers of many service members did not get to see their sons or daughters who are on deployments far from home. In the fortunate case of Marcelyn Berlo, this mother was being flown to Colorado Springs, Colo., where her son, Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins, is competing in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Army veteran overcomes injuries to compete for gold at Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    Nearly 200 wounded, ill or injured service members from all service branches have gathered here at the Air Force Academy to show their team and individual competitive spirits at the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Soldier looks to claim more gold medals at Warrior Games

    May 15, 2013

    Some men are born to be famous, some are born to be businessmen, some scientists, some engineers, astronauts or rock stars, but Sgt. Delvin Maston was born to be an athlete, and he will be showcasing his world class athletic skills in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the 4th annual Warrior Games scheduled to begin May 11, 2013.

  • Warrior Games help injured Soldier cope with daily challenges

    May 16, 2013

    Spc. Quinton Picone is one of nearly 200 wounded, injured or ill service members who are competing at the fourth annual Warrior Games, May 11-16, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • CSF2 Performance Enhancement Training is on target for Army's Warrior Games shooting team

    May 14, 2013

    A Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Master Resilience Trainer - Performance Expert helped provide one-on-one performance enhancement training using biofeedback software with a member of Team Army's 2013 Warrior Games shooting team.

  • Campaign encourages drivers to 'buckle up'

    May 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Provost Marshal Office, or PMO, Directorate of Emergency Services, will join thousands of law enforcement officers, across 50 states, in participating in the national 2013 "Click It or Ticket" enforcement mobilization, May 20 to June 2. The PMO Department of the Army civilian and military police are part of the national team stepping up high-visibility enforcement in an effort to save more lives and cracking down on motorists not wearing their seat belts.

  • Afghans meet to discuss reintegration

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    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan - Afghan leaders from southern Kandahar province and International Security Assistance Force leaders gathered to learn about the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Program May 2 in Takhteh Pol district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The meeting brought together local leaders and administrators of the reintegration program to discuss why it is being implemented and how it may benefit the province. "Our goal is to focus on peace and how to ensure no more terrorist attacks on our villages," said Mohahammed Satai, the head of the Joint Secretariat of Kandahar Peace Council. "It's time for change in the new Afghanistan." "It's encouraging to see the Afghans doing this, because what it means is that the Afghans are serious about this," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas M. Feltey, the commander of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment who hails from Kearny, N.J. "Peace is going to be solved at the village and the district level and the Afghans understand that. They're not waiting for peace to come from Kabul." Feltey's unit makes up a Task Force that advises and mentors Afghan National Security Forces and government leaders in the Spin Boldak and surrounding districts in order to increase their capability. The reintegration program confirms to Feltey that the efforts here have not gone to waste. "It's significant," said Feltey. "It's a sign of success, an indicator of success for our campaign plan." The reintegration program itself is a testament of the GIRoA successes in the area because it is offering insurgents the opportunity to join a successful, growing society. "What the Afghans want to do is, they want to give [the insurgents] a way out," said Feltey. "Now with this reintegration, it allows them an honorable way to reintegrate back into society." "It's time to get together and build this nation," said Satai. "If you are Taliban or any type of terrorist, let's come together in peace and start to build this nation." Bringing the insurgents back into society means a more stable government. Increases in security have made Afghans more confident about their government and the reintegration program is proof of that. "To me it shows that they are comfortable with the security situation to offer that olive branch to the insurgents," said Feltey. "They are part of society. They are not going away anytime soon so they have to have a peaceable process to bring them back into the legitimate Afghan government." "So just by that, that means that there is a legitimate government," said Feltey. During the shura, Satai passed out information to the village elders and leaders in attendance to highlight the government's progress and commitment to the program. A question and answer session followed by a meal ended the shura and the attendees left armed with information on how to institute the program in their villages and districts.

  • Safety Fair spreads awareness on summer precautions, health, wellness

    May 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca personnel and residents had the opportunity to learn a variety of safety, health and wellness tips on Tuesday at the Safety Fair held at Barnes Field House.

  • Fort Huachuca appreciates, celebrates spouses

    May 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - May is the Month of the Military Family. To kick off the celebration on the first Friday of the month, May 3, Soldiers treated their spouses to a date night for Spouse Appreciation Day, hosted by the Fort Huachuca Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Fort McCoy banquet recognizes volunteer service

    May 13, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy volunteers were recognized at the Garrison Commander's Volunteer Recognition Banquet, held April 25 at the installation. The volunteers, along with the Fort McCoy Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator Janeen Folgers and Army Community Service (ACS) Director Becky Wapp Sawyer, presented Garrison Commander Col. Steven W. Nott and Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. Bill Bissonette with a symbolic $261,016 check for the hours volunteers donated from January through December 2012. The amount represented the approximate amount volunteers saved Fort McCoy in 2012. Eighty-one volunteers were recognized for donating 11,188 hours of service. The dollar value of volunteer work was based on an estimated $23.33 an hour wage at the national level.

  • Fort McCoy celebrates Arbor Day, Tree City award

    May 13, 2013

  • Carlisle Barracks holds change of command ceremony

    May 13, 2013

    Lt. Col. William McDonough formally relinquished command of the United States Army Garrison at Carlisle Barracks to Lt. Col. Kimberly Peeples May 10, during a change of command ceremony at the Wheelock Bandstand.

  • Summer vacation, health care powers of attorney for minor children

    May 13, 2013

    May brings the traditional end of the school year and thoughts of summer vacations like going to grandma and grandpa's house for her special homemade cookies, to the lake with an older sibling for camping and fishing, or to a special aunt or uncle's house for an out-of-town adventure or family reunion. All are often the highlight for family fun each summer.

  • The All-Nighter

    May 13, 2013

    It was another Army class away from my family, but they were not strangers to me being gone. After three deployments, my wife and kids were accustomed to Dad leaving. We were all grateful this trip would last only six weeks. But with winter approaching, there were a lot of projects on the home front that needed my attention before I left.

  • Army Training Network becomes more user friendly

    May 14, 2013

    New features on the Army Training Network website now make it easier for Soldiers and commanders to access vital training materials.

  • AMC commander shares thoughts on leadership with ALU graduates

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, addressed the graduating students of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course May 10, at the U.S. Army Logistics University.

  • Demining efforts improve technology and safety of Thai borders

    May 15, 2013

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, continued global humanitarian demining research and development efforts, including a new one year project aimed to improve demining technology and increase border safety in Thailand that began March 29.

  • CECOM logisticians conduct program reviews to transition to sustainment

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Logistics Readiness Center, along with Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, PEO C3T, and Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, WIN-T, kicked off the first of several sustainment review sessions in preparation for select systems scheduled to transition to sustainment during fiscal years 17 and 18.

  • AFCEA and APG Leadership Invest in STEM Education

    May 13, 2013

    "Investing in the future" was the theme of the annual scholarship event of the Aberdeen Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association.

  • 'Maintainers' re-open Wounded Warrior Center

    May 14, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hosted the re-opening of the Task Force Vanguard Wounded Warrior Center, May 4, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The wounded warrior center allows Soldiers, who are under medical care at Bagram, a safe place to relax, place a phone call home, watch a movie, play Xbox, or just share their experiences with a battle buddy.

  • National Prayer Breakfast UPDATE, May 30, 2013 at 0730

    May 21, 2013

    Dugway Proving Ground, UT honors National Prayer Breakfast, May 30, 2013 Keynote Speaker: CSM ZeladaParedes

  • May 8, 2013 -- CSA testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

    May 13, 2013

    May 8, 2013 -- CSA testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

  • Army Reserve legal, military police Soldiers train together during real-world scenarios

    May 13, 2013

    The real-life scenario gave military police, paralegals and judge advocates a venue to work together to fine-tune their detainee operation procedures to ensure the military police actions were in compliance with the Geneva Convention.

  • Two new Afghan National Police fire stations complete in Herat province

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of two, new Afghan National Police fire stations in Herat province May 5, well ahead of schedule. The facilities, built by Afghan-owned and operated construction firms with oversight by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, will serve as bases of operations for 25 ANP firefighters at each station.

  • Texas Soldiers share camaraderie on discus team

    May 13, 2013

    Three Soldiers and the coach on the Army discus team at the 2013 Warrior Games share camaraderie and a common background as they go for gold.

  • ARL participates in APG Earth Day celebration

    May 13, 2013

    Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) hosted about 650 children for its annual Earth Day celebration that was held at the Aberdeen Youth Services Center, Apr. 26. Many of the students were from Harford and Cecil County public schools.

  • Police units train active shooter scenario

    Sep 17, 2013

    German and American law enforcement units train active shooter scenario

  • Army Materiel Command CG visits 7th Civil Support Command

    Nov 30, -0001

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command with headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., visited the leaders and soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command, May 4.

  • U.S. troops join residents on Seoul mountain walk

    May 13, 2013

    American troops, civilians and family members took on one of the most prominent peaks in South Korea's capital city, May 11, 2013, together with a million of their closest friends.

  • Special Ops coach's 'tactics' help wounded warriors excel

    May 15, 2013

    At the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., one of the coaches on the Special Operations Command team has couched his winning strategies in a term that should be familiar to members of the joint team: tactics.

  • Engineers work to better monitor missile health

    May 13, 2013

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is leveraging micro-electro-mechanical systems research in a new application to detect potentially damaging vibrations encountered by missiles during handling, transport and operation.

  • Warrior Games cycling athletes inspire other wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers

    May 14, 2013

    The first in a series of competitive adaptive sports planned for the Warrior Games, the cycling event pitted the six teams against one another in seven different cycling categories. In the four-hour event, 20 wounded, ill or injured Army Soldiers and Veterans raced against friends and rivals in pursuit of the gold.

  • Special Ops wounded warriors thrive on competitiveness

    May 13, 2013

    Extremely tough mental and physical training and experience give the Special Operations team's wounded warriors a competitive edge, said their cycling coach.

  • Rapid solutions improve soldiers' capabilities

    May 12, 2013

    It's a small part that could solve a big problem.

  • Front-line ANSF units learn EOD skills

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers and police officers from the Afghan National Army and Afghan Border Police verified their skills during an Explosive Hazard Reduction course at Forward Operating Base Thunder, May 5.

  • Fort Hood's 479th FA mentors Dallas elementary school Career Day

    May 12, 2013

  • When the tough get going, the ANA keeps rolling

    May 12, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 6, 2013) -- Rendering safe improvised explosive devices, reacting to small arms fire and countering mortar attacks were challenges Afghan National Army and U.S. Army Soldiers overcame during a clearing operation conducted in the Bermal District of Paktika Province, April 21-May 3.

  • Afghan artillery soldiers support Operation Pamier

    May 12, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 3, 2013) - As the sun crested the mountains that border the edges of the Pir Kowti valley, the citizens of Shey Khan village awoke to a sight they had never seen, D-30 howitzers.

  • Members of the U.S. Army sitting volleyball team plan the British Armed Forces in an exhibition game

    May 14, 2013

  • Volunteering more than time and money: giving of self

    May 11, 2013

    SMDC employees volunteer to support surviving families

  • Warriors light torch to kick off 2013 Warrior Games

    May 13, 2013

    The official start of the 2013 Warrior Games began when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official cauldron, May 11, 2013, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Vietnam, Army vet coaching today's wounded warriors

    May 13, 2013

    An Army Vietnam veteran is coaching wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games this week, but his duties extend way beyond the sport.

  • ANA Coalition Interaction

    May 11, 2013

    Soldiers meet and advise Afghan National Army with daily military occupation specialities in Naghlu High after morning battle update brief April 30, 2013. Available in High Definition.

  • ANA Detonate explosives

    May 11, 2013

    SOT 1: CPT Steve Williams/Engineer Advisor/Security Force Advisory Assistance Team 22/ 4th Brigade Combat Team/ 1st Armored Division/United States Army. Available in High Definition.

  • Unmanned aircraft look to 2014, beyond

    May 11, 2013

    With the roar of a particularly loud lawnmower, a light gray unmanned aerial vehicle shoots off a launching ramp into the late afternoon sky to patrol around Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 2.

  • TF Bastogne selects Soldier, NCO of Quarter

    May 11, 2013

    Nine U.S. Army soldiers competed in the Combined Task Force Bastogne Soldier and NCO of the Quarter Competition at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 3.

  • Indian soldiers, U.S. paratroopers compare patrolling tactics

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, move through the forests of western Fort Bragg during a training exercise with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, which is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific

  • Indian soldiers share ambush techniques with U.S. paratroopers

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct platoon-level ambush training May 7, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers are part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training event between the armies of the United States and India, sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2013 Begins

    May 11, 2013

    Yudh Abhyas 2013, a United Nations mandated training exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, kicked off May 3, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. This year's exercise marked the first participation of the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Annual India - U.S. training at Bragg this year

    May 11, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Partnership is not an event but a process. Yudh Abhyas, the annual bilateral soldier training between India and the United States began its ninth year May 3, held for the first time here at the home of the U.S. Army Airborne.

  • A Soldier's Traumatic Injury in Iraq to Recovery and Participation in Warrior Games

    May 12, 2013

    Ceteran Randall "Blake" McMinn who, nearly seven years after his medical retirement, continues to live with limitations imposed upon him by wounds of war.

  • Soldier Looks to Claim More Gold Medals at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Some men are born to be famous, some are born to be businessmen, some scientists, some engineers, astronauts or rock stars, but Army Sgt. Delvin Maston was born to be an athlete, and he will be showcasing his world class athletic skills here during the 4th annual Warrior Games scheduled to begin May 11, 2013.

  • Army Swimming Team Prepares for the Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

  • Competitive Spirit Pushes Soldier Through Recovery

    May 10, 2013

    Already a four-time Warrior Games medalist, Sgt. Ryan McIntosh has proven a formidable and determined Soldier athlete.

  • Warrior Games Help Injured Soldier Cope with Daily Challenges

    May 10, 2013

    Spc. Quinton Picone's journey to the Warrior Games began nearly two years ago, and during that time, he has had to overcome physical and mental challenges that could easily break the will of most.

  • Annual 'Yudh Abhyas' training with Indian Army kicks off at Bragg this year

    May 10, 2013

    In its ninth year, the annual 'Yudh Abhyas' bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific is under way for the first time at Fort Bragg, pairing paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team with the Indian Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, part of the 99th Mountain Brigade.

  • Army Vet Overcomes Injuries to Compete for Gold at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2013

    Spc. Jon B. Brancheau is attending the games for the first time this year and will be competing in two events: archery and shooting.

  • Mother's Day at the 2013 Warrior Games

    Jan 27, 2014

    One mother is being flown to Colorado Springs where her son, Staff Sgt. Nathan Robbins, will compete in the 2013 Warrior Games.

  • Troopers in Alaska enlighten citizens with academy

    May 10, 2013

    The Alaska State Trooper Citizen Academy in Palmer started in 2012 to increase understanding and enhance awareness about the role of the troopers in the community.

  • Allyn promoted, becomes commander of FORSCOM

    Aug 15, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn took charge of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony May 10, 2013, atFort Bragg, N.C.

  • First Army units celebrate Army Reserve birthday

    May 10, 2013

    Fort Hunter Liggett's celebration was one of eight hosted by First Army Division West's multi-component units

  • Seabees find Fort Hunter Liggett the perfect setting to test ability to build, fight

    May 10, 2013

    More than 550 Seabees from Naval Base Ventura County came to test their motto: Construimus, Battuimus or We Build, We Fight

  • Army Secretary: Training conducted at Fort Leonard Wood relevant to today's threats

    May 10, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., May 9-10, 2013, for the second time during his tenure as the top Army official, but this trip was different than his last venture on post.

  • More than 430 runners participate in Run for Fallen

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Runners pounded the pavement on an icy, cold, drizzling morning to honor the memory of fallen Soldiers. A Run for the Fallen event was May 4 at the trails around Riley's Conference Center. Run for the Fallen is an organization that began in 2008 as a way to remember service members who died while serving their country.

  • Recognizing excellence

    May 10, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Material Command commanding general, presented the Legion of Merit Medal to Col. John F. Haley during a ceremony May 10.

  • Gospel singer won't let disease define her identity

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- From a very young age, gospel singer Stephanie Leavins said she always knew she wanted to sing. Leavins of Baghdad, Fla., was born with Muscular Dystrophy, a debilitating disease that involves muscle weakness and loss of muscle tissue over time.

  • RCI team, Corvias receive Army-level award

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The partnership between the Fort Riley Family Housing Residential Communities Initiative team, or RCI, and Corvias Military Housing was recognized with an Army-level award April 30 at the Forsyth Neighborhood Community.

  • Army Medical Management Center

    Nov 30, -0001

    They Army has introduced the Medical Management Program to assist Soldiers and commander in the healing wounded and injured soldiers. The Pilot program embeds Nurse care managers to speed recovery and mission capability of soldiers. Available in High Definition.

  • SOLDIERS UPDATE: A Future Economy

    Nov 30, -0001

    Security, stability, commerce and development are all steps currently underway in Afghanistan. Highway One leades from Kandahar City to the capital of Kabul. Produced by Gail McCabe. Includes soundbites from Brig. Gen. Christopher Hughes, DCG, Maneuver, 3ID, RC-South.

  • Coach Krzyzewski Visit (VOSOT)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Duke University Head Basketball Coach visited Army Leaders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Coach K spoke with Leaders about topics such as Inspiration, Motivation, Resiliency, and shared stories of his time as Head Coach of the United States Men's basketball team. Available in High Definition.

  • Local leaders share lessons with area youth

    May 10, 2013

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Hula hoops, Legos, screw drivers and lumber -- these items may not seem to have a connection, but for participants in a recent regional program, they were all tools to teach lessons on leadership and team building. Sixteen students from area high schools -- Junction City, Manhattan and Riley County -- participated in the recent Leadership, Education, Achievement and Development Workshop. LEAD was a two-day servant-based leadership workshop that included classroom leadership and team building exercises April 22 and application of lessons learned during a service project April 29.

  • Clinton Romesha ACAP Message for AFN

    Nov 30, -0001

    Clinton Romesha, Medal of Honor Recipient, and former Army Staff Sergeant, gives us a candid and powerful discussion on the importance of a successful Transition from the military. He goes in depth on the value of the Army Career and Alumni Program and the importance of utilizing ACAP services and how his transition from military to civilian life was greatly impacted by his experiences in ACAP. Edited for AFN. Available in High Definition.

  • National Nurses Week 2013

    Nov 30, -0001

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, delivers a public service announcement for National Nurses Week, 6-12 May 2013.

  • Prince Harry places wreath at Tomb of Unknowns

    May 13, 2013

    Britain's Prince Harry received a 21-gun salute this morning when his motorcade arrived at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., where he placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

  • Move over Rosetta...Troops learn Chinese Army style!

    Nov 30, -0001

    Chinese is not an easy language to learn, but Fort Benning soldiers are up to the task as they help develop the future force. Fort Benning TV's Melissa Bell takes us to the classroom to show us the studious side of Soldiers.

  • Always Be Combat Ready

    Nov 30, -0001

    Don't be another casualty. Lift right to stay in the fight. Weight lifter's common injuries. Soundbite includes LTC Jason Silvernail - DPT, 1/1 AD, Brigade Physical Therapist. Produced by SSG Jason Ragucci, FOB Walton, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

  • Brooks helps Louisville commission 17 new second lieutenants

    May 10, 2013

    Third Army commanding general offers advice, as well as a recipe for success.

  • Training to reach perfection

    May 10, 2013

    Two hundred men and women, who have overcome the odds to participate in the Warrior Games, trained on Fort Carson and the United States Air Force Academy May 6-10.

  • Hui `O Na Wahine awards welfare grants

    May 10, 2013

    The Hui `O Na Wahine all-ranks army spouses club is proud to announce its support of 22 local organization through grants for a total of $64,000, May 10, 2013.

  • CTSF Critical Link in the Development of NATO Software

    May 10, 2013

    Situational awareness on the battlefield is a fundamental key to warfighting success. But, the fog of war often clouds that awareness.

  • Commandant Helps Soldier Receive Arm Transplants (No Graphics)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco, a Staten Island native, was the first Iraq veteran to survive a quadruple amputation. Now, thanks to some help from Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos, and a team of highly skilled surgeons, Brendan has a new motivation, and new arms. Pfc. John Tucker brings us the story.

  • Military spouse finds strength in running, 'me time'

    May 10, 2013

    Editor's Note: Military Spouse Appreciation Day is today. In observance, the 1st Infantry Division Post is featuring a story about Sarah Young, a military spouse of 11 years. Sarah and her husband have three children and have survived five deployments and five moves. FORT RILEY, Kan. -- One day before her 30th birthday, with a 1-month-old in her arms and less than a year since she had said, "I do," Sarah Young bid her husband farewell on their second deployment as a married couple. She didn't hear from him for several months.

  • Head-shaving event sign of solidarity, sign of hope

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Head-shaving can be a way to show support in finding cures for childhood cancer. Volunteers of the Saint Baldrick's Foundation hosted a head-shaving event April 27 at the Warrior Zone. The foundation was created to raise awareness and funding to find cures for childhood cancer.

  • Vet shares life-altering story at prayer breakfast

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "These scars are my gift from God," said Dave Roever, public speaker, Operation Warrior Reconnect. Roever, a Vietnam veteran, shared his life-altering story during the National Day of Prayer Breakfast May 2 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • National Nurses Week kicks off with flash mob

    May 10, 2013

    One would have thought they were at a party as the popular song "Gangnam Style" blared throughout the medical mall, causing a flash mob of hospital employees to dance in the gallop-styled craze.

  • Installation management career program seeks first interns

    May 10, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (May 3, 2013) -- Applications for the first cadre of interns in the Army's Installation Management Career Program (CP 29) will be accepted beginning May 16th on www.usajobs.com. Selectees will be part of the inaugural cohort of future installation management professionals. Interns will collectively participate in a 24 month training and development program. With an initial assignment at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, Texas, selectees must sign a mobility agreement. The entry grade is GS-07, with potential growth to the GS-11 level at full performance.

  • Resiliency helps 'Providers' stay positive

    May 10, 2013

    In an effort to maintain a well balanced team, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Master Resiliency Trainer, Capt. Dana Cook, provided a 'wellness workshop,' for deployed Soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 3.

  • Welcome home! 'Saber' Soldiers return home from Afghanistan

    May 10, 2013

    3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, third Infantry Division were reunited with their loved ones

  • Hungarian officer becomes 43rdinductee into Army War College International Hall of Fame

    May 10, 2013

    The War College leadership, student body, and faculty honored Gen. Tibor Benko, Chief of Defense of the Hungarian Defense Forces and USAWC 2001 graduate, with induction into the International Hall of Fame on Apr. 23 in Bliss Hall.

  • Army archery shoots for gold

    May 10, 2013

    Slowly drawing back to anchor his shot, retired Sgt. Lance Thorton took one last breath and delicately zeroed in on the target. With a slight move of his cheek to the trigger, he let loose a carbon fiber arrow. Flying down range at nearly 300 feet per second, the arrow smacked the target, falling below its mark by inches.

  • Victory Update Vol. 13-04

    May 10, 2013

    Fort Jackson newscast.

  • 3rd SB Military Father Award Nominee represents Army

    May 10, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jorge Roman with 24th Ordnance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, is now one of four finalists for the 2013 Military Fatherhood Award sponsored by the National Fatherhood Initiative, i

  • Presidio Police capture fugitive on Ord Military Community

    May 10, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Presidio of Monterey Police Officers apprehended a wanted fugitive in the Ord Military Community in Seaside May 6.

  • The Unsung Hero - the male military spouse

    May 10, 2013

    Military Spouse Appreciation

  • INSCOM Honors Fallen MI Hero with Memorial Engraving

    May 10, 2013

    The name of Spc. Joshua N. Nelson, a fallen hero formerly with U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), is engraved into the black marble INSCOM Memorial at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 9. Nelson, a Greenville, N.C. native, lost his life Sept. 16, 2012 in the Afghanistan province of Zabul, in support of the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade and INSCOM and Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Tennis festival promotes learning, having fun

    May 10, 2013

    More than 40 tennis enthusiasts of all ages took advantage of ideal weather Saturday to participate in a morning of free tennis lessons and match-play games during the spring 2013 Tennis Festival at the14th Street court on Fort Belvoir's South Post. The event, sponsored by the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; the United States Tennis Association; the Art of Tennis and Play Time Tennis programs; and the Yellow Ribbon Fund wounded Soldier charity organization, provided players with an opportunity to learn basic tennis skills from Alex Chan, a USTA and Virginia Community Tennis certified instructor and representative. Several Play Time Tennis and Art of Tennis coaches and volunteer instructors were also available to give advice and tips.

  • "If she had not been here ... this kid would have died"

    May 10, 2013

    When his 16-year-old son Anbia started getting tired all the time, Ghulum Sayed became concerned and took his son to see a doctor. There was a growth, under the skin, on the side of his neck that a person could feel.

  • One visit can land service members big savings on tickets and tours

    May 10, 2013

    The Henderson Hall Marine Corps Community Service Information, Ticket and Tours office and the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall MWR Leisure Travel Services office are looking to shred their under-the-radar status. Both recreational and leisure outlets are reaching out to active duty service members, veterans and Department of Defense employees with a wide array of discounted get-aways, cruises, tours and sports and entertainment tickets.

  • Motorcycle safety emphasized during May

    May 10, 2013

    To help prevent vehicle accidents and fatalities, motorcyclists and motorists are reminded to share the road during and after the installation's observance of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May. The awareness month stresses that both motorcyclists and automobile motorists obey driving regulations and laws when operating their vehicles. This safety advice is particularly timely as motorcycle fatalities accounted for 14 percent of total highway deaths in 2011, despite motorcycle registrations representing only about 3 percent of all vehicles in the U.S., according to Chris McCormick, Installation Safety Office acting director.

  • Speeding on post becoming a concern for Fort Belvoir Police Department

    May 10, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Police Department has issued 526 speeding tickets since Jan. 1, and the department is becoming concerned with not only the regularity of the violations, but their nature. Of the tickets that have been issued, 26 of them are for speeds that exceeded 21 mph over the posted speed limit. Two tickets have also been issued for reckless driving.

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