Archive: May 2013

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  • HHC INSCOM Soldier, NCO of the Year Candidates Head to the Field

    May 1, 2013

    Noncomissioned officer and Soldier of the year candidates representing Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command tackle the field portion of the company's NCO and Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Belvoir, Va., Apr. 29.

  • Borden Institute wins two publishing awards from Washington book publishers

    May 1, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, April 30, 2013 -- The Borden Institute, Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S), publishes the Textbooks of Military Medicine. The Borden Institute has won two publishing awards from the Washington Book Publishers 2013 competition. The Textbook of Military Medicine, Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine, won first place, Typographic Text, Small to Medium-Size Not For Profit publishing organizations. Combat Casualty Care, Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF won third place, Typographic Jacket, Small to Medium-Size Not For Profit publishing organizations.

  • NCMA leader Fischetti meets with ACC-RI employees

    May 1, 2013

    On April 23, the National Contract Management Association Executive Director Michael P. Fischetti met with approximately 50 Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees to discuss the state of government contracting and the role that NCMA has in advocating for the contracting profession.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 3, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • USACE People: Corps project manager sets future conditions in Afghanistan

    May 3, 2013

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Over the course of four years, Robert Medlock has traveled to two separate combat zones to help set future conditions for local communities through his management of construction projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Iraq and Afghanistan. Medlock, a 10-year veteran of Jacksonville District, just returned from his second deployment with the Corps in February and is now incorporating new skill sets he acquired while overseas into his management of Everglades restoration projects in the district's Ecosystem Branch.

  • NFL player, Reserve officer shares Army story

    May 2, 2013

    Before starting his second season in the NFL, Army Reserve 1st Lt. Collin Mooney embarked on a two-week tour of area schools to support Army recruiting. The Tennessee Titans' fullback visited 13 high schools across western Kentucky and middle Tennessee during his annual training period.

  • Families of fallen receive designated parking

    May 2, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army garrisons across Europe have reserved 40 designated parking spaces for use by Gold Star Families at on-post public facilities.

  • 2ID welcomes new deputy commanding general

    May 1, 2013

    The 2nd Infantry Division welcomed a new deputy commanding general for maneuver Wednesday during a ceremony on Camp Red Cloud.

  • 12th Combat Aviation Brigade holds first Brigade Senior Warrant Officer change of responsibility cer

    May 1, 2013

    In a first for the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mike Apple relinquished his position as the Brigade Senior Warrant Officer to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tom Walton during a ceremony held at Katterbach

  • Spring Fling provides treasure hunt market

    May 2, 2013

    In preparation for peak PCS season, FMWR hosted the first Spring Fling at R&R Bar and Grill, April. 27. The event included a community rummage sale, BBQ, music provided outdoor by a DJ, and a block party afterward for B.O.S.S.

  • Munitions of the future on today's battlefield

    May 1, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BORIS, Afghanistan (April 22, 2013) -- The Precision Guided Kit, is a newly-fielded munition in Afghanistan. Recently, artillerymen from Battery's A and B, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment at Forward Operating Base Boris, became the first unit in Regional Command East to fire the PGK, April 21.

  • Logistics professional education: A reflective practitioner approach

    Jul 2, 2013

    The Army Logistics University (ALU) invites you to read and discuss "Logistics Professional Education: A Reflective Practitioner Approach," available at I hope this draft white paper will provoke professional debate about logistics education both inside and outside our community.

  • 5S workplace organization applied to facility management

    May 2, 2013

    The 5S workplace organization method is the foundation of the lean manufacturing strategy that emphasizes eliminating waste while delivering quality products with greater efficiency. This article details how applying the 5S system (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) transformed supply and warehousing functions at Camp Mackall, N.C., a training facility for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS) at Fort Bragg, N.C. The article discusses the terminology, methodology, and practical application of 5S.

  • Commentary: A case for "soft logistics"

    May 1, 2013

    The concept of "soft power," a term coined by political scientist Joseph Nye, emphasizes the use of noncoercive means to achieve strategic ends in the realm of international relations and, by extension, national security. Our purpose in this article is to offer our definition of soft logistics and a few ideas on how we might create specialized capacities to better prepare logisticians for this delicate craftwork.

  • Skills-based training promotes lifelong learning for Army 2020

    May 1, 2013

    Troop redeployments from Afghanistan, force drawdown, force restructuring, and an evolving national security climate require the Army of 2020 to be diverse and adaptive and learn and respond faster than the enemy to "guarantee the agility, versatility and depth to prevent, shape and win," according to the 2012 Army Strategic Planning Guidance.

  • North Twins Following Each Other Thru Life

    May 1, 2013

    Daniel and Travis Buhrow have followed each other around since birth. The twin brothers have done almost everything together; from walking to wrestling and everything in between. Now they will follow each other to basic training.

  • Operational contract support planning: Evolution to the next level

    May 1, 2013

    Embedding operational contract support planning capability into each Army service component command may be the key to filling contracting gaps in the current force structure.

  • Audit readiness: Sustaining the Army's strength

    May 2, 2013

    All of the Defense Department's financial statements are required to be auditable by fiscal year 2017. The Army is preparing its organizations to meet that deadline.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Lt. Col. Joseph E. Guzman

    May 1, 2013

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Lt. Col. Joseph E. Guzman


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