Archive: May 2013

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  • President lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 27, 2013

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the help of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

  • Mission Command Director Honors the Fallen

    May 27, 2013

    Brigadier General James E. Rainey commemorates Memorial Day in a rain-drenched ceremony at The Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan., May 27, 2013.

  • Fallen heroes remembered by Soldiers in Afghanistan

    May 28, 2013

    A multinational group of service members and civilians came together at Marne Garden-Forward inside of the Third Infantry Division headquarters compound at Kandahar Airfield, Afganistan, to recognize and pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

  • Vanguard twins are brothers in arms

    May 27, 2013

    Twin brothers and U.S. Army first lieutenants, Joseph and Joshua Mouré, natives of Covington, Ga., are both forward deployed to Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • 2-15 FA: Safety is the standard

    May 27, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 17, 2013) -- Col. Dennis S. Sullivan and Command Sgt. Maj. Hector J. Font, the 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade Command Team, presented the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment with the safety excellence award for having no class A or B accidents for one year.

  • Medical First Responders course taught during Angkor Sentinel 2013

    May 28, 2013

    The Medical First Responders course was conducted with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and Idaho National Guard Soldiers during Angkor Sentinel 2013, May 18-27, 2013.

  • Prime Power soldiers bring progress under fire

    May 26, 2013

    They were just getting ready to leave for the day when the rounds hit. There were at least three of them, said Staff Sgt. Andrew Garza, Prime Power noncommissioned officer in charge, Forward Operating Base Shank, 249th Engineer Battalion, United States Forces-Afghanistan.

  • Charlie med's MASCAL: we train as we fight

    May 26, 2013

    Amid a cacophony of theatrical shrieks and cries of pain, medics from Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, sharpened their skills with a mass casualty training exercise at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 12.

  • USMA Class of 2013 enters profession of arms

    May 28, 2013

    More than one thousand hats flew into the air at Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 25, 2013, and jubilation followed for the Class of 2013.

  • SFAAT 13 trains ANA on M2 .50 caliber machine gun

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    Elements from Security Force Advisory and Assistance Team 13 trained Afghan National Army soldiers on the M2 .50 caliber machine gun weapons system at Forward Operating Base Tagab, May 18. The SFAAT 13 advisors met with their Afghan counterparts at the motor pool on FOB Tagab to perform the hands-on training with ANA soldiers assigned to the 2nd Kandak, or battalion, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps. The outdoor training was to familiarize the ANA noncommissioned officers with the headspace and timing of the .50 caliber machine gun mounted on ANA vehicles. U.S. Army 1st Lt. Joshua Lakey serves as advisor to ANA Maj. Ullah Aziz, the executive officer and acting kandak commander. The native of Atlanta, Ga., also serves as operations, or S3, advisor for SFAAT 13.

  • Three Army heroes honored by PenFed Foundation

    May 28, 2013

    At the Ninth Annual Night of Heroes Gala a garrison commander, a former Army chief of staff and an Army spouse received top honors from non-profit sponsor Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation for their support and dedication in helping to meet the needs of Soldiers, veterans, wounded warriors and families.

  • SOS Memorial honors fallen

    May 24, 2013

    About a dozen survivors of service members who died while on duty and about 30 supporters and onlookers gathered in the Hale Koa Hotel, May 16, 2013, to dedicate a Memorial Day display honoring those fallen.

  • Finding multiple opportunities through Reserve service

    May 24, 2013

    As 1,500 Army ROTC Cadets commission this spring and are designated as Reserve Soldiers, many of them are finding ways to build successful military and civilian careers.

  • Virtual forum offers real answers

    May 24, 2013

    Soldiers and families stationed on U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's installations are encouraged to share community-wide concerns during the upcoming Facebook Town Hall, 6-7:30 p.m., May 28.

  • Fed DOE endorses Hawaii's guidelines

    May 24, 2013

    The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is pleased to announce it has received federal approval for a new Strive HI Performance System designed to ensure all students graduate college- and career-ready.

  • Inaugural CSM Kwon scholarships presented

    May 24, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (May 24, 2013) -- Honoring years of service to the school and community, the first Harry Kwon Scholarships were awarded at May Day ceremonies, here, May 17.

  • The past takes on a livelier look

    May 24, 2013

    The U.S. Army Museum Hawaii celebrated Armed Forces Day with Living History Day at Battery Randolph, here, Saturday.

  • Pacific Army Reserve Best Warriors Announced

    Aug 26, 2013

    The 9th Mission Support Command announced the winners of this year's Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition during a ceremony, here, May 23.

  • IPC signs new resident utilities billing provider

    May 24, 2013

    Minol Inc. has been contracted by Island Palm Communities (IPC) to provide resident utility billing services, effective with the June 2013 billing period.

  • 'Hawaiian Grammys' are Saturday

    May 24, 2013

    Every year, the Hawaiian Academy of Recording Arts hosts a spectacular awards show honoring the best of Hawai'i's music; the show is known as the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.

  • Benning contracting office bulldozes savings

    May 24, 2013

    An innovative solution by the contracting office at Fort Benning, Ga., has saved the government almost a half of million dollars while boosting the mission capability of the installation's department of public works.

  • 24/7 SARC Hotline

    May 24, 2013

  • 'Old Guard' Soldiers honor fallen with flags at Arlington graves

    May 28, 2013

    A sea of tiny American flags flutters gently in the breeze now at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The flags were placed at gravesites, May 23, 2013, in tribute to the service and sacrifice of the nation's fallen service members who rest there.

  • Redstone Arsenal supports wounded warriors

    May 29, 2013

    Community Based Warrior Transition Unit hosts wounded warriors

  • AP Hill honors the fallen, recognizes those who served during Memorial Day ceremony

    May 28, 2013

    Fort A.P. Hill honored the fallen and recognized living veterans during a brief ceremony at the Medal of Honor Garden here on May 22.

  • NCOA emphasizes standards

    May 24, 2013

    For the past decade, Fort Campbell Soldiers have performed and exceeded standards throughout multiple deployments and conflicts. Within the next few years, the Army will be required to perform at that same level, only they will have to do it with less. Over the next five years, the Army will undergo many changes in preparation for a smaller force, reducing the active-duty population from 570,000 to 490,000 while operating on a smaller budget, according to the U.S. Army. Although a reduction in strength is unavoidable, the need for Soldiers to remain technically and tactically proficient while taking on additional responsibilities has increased. With today's economic uncertainties, initiative is now a trait that must become synonymous with leadership. In preparation for future changes, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III announced a strong emphasis on maintaining standards and discipline within the Army, with a focus on developing young leaders "to be competent, have character, and be committed to the Army profession," according to his Standards and Discipline public service announcement. At the John W. Kreckel 101st Airborne Division Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Campbell, this directive means business as usual.

  • Volunteer continues legacy of service

    May 24, 2013

    At Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Tuesday and Friday afternoons are pretty good. It is on these days that the unmistakable aroma of fresh popcorn permeates the hallways near the Patient and Family Medical Resource Center, where a rolling popcorn stand has sat for years. Throughout the day, patrons and staff alike carry away treats in neat paper bags, always giving thanks to the man responsible for the entire popcorn operation -- the man most refer to as "Mr. Wally." Rufus W. Mendenhall has been a part of the Blanchfield Family for nearly 27 years, working in patient records and as a patient resource clerk. Nowhere in his job description will one find the words "popcorn chef" -- it's just one of the many things he does, behind the scenes, to help boost the spirits of any person who crosses his path.

  • Interfaith conference promotes dialogue, peaceful coexistence

    May 24, 2013

    Over 300 leaders from religious groups, academic institutions, governments and nongovernmental organizations from 70 countries attended the 10th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue from 23-25 April 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

  • Fort Rucker opens swim season May 25

    May 24, 2013

    Sun, sand and swimsuits are in Fort Rucker's immediate future as swim season gets into full swing and officially opens on the installation May 25.

  • QC Religious Leaders Form Partnership To Promote 'Soldier's Wellness'

    Jun 4, 2013

    The First Army's Unit Ministry team hosted, 'Building Bridges for Resiliency,' an event designed to acquaint Quad City religious leaders with the resources available to support and foster resilient Soldiers and their families.

  • Shifty supplements: dangers of dietary aids

    May 24, 2013

    Certain commercial supplements are not allowed for use by Service members due to health concerns. Members should understand what to look out for to avoid the consequences, and more importantly the risks, of taking a banned supplement.

  • Health Expo educates Fort Rucker community

    May 24, 2013

    The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility hosted 49 vendors and about 350 attendees for the 2013 Health Expo May 16.

  • Screaming Eagle court reporter receives JAG honor

    May 24, 2013

    When it comes to courts-martial, it's not only 101st Airborne Division Staff Judge Advocate who puts in long hours at Fort Campbell. Court reporters are responsible for tasks ranging from performing legal research to recording court proceedings and preparing documents -- all vital tasks when it comes to courts-martial. For Staff Sgt. Ana Hairston, the senior court reporter assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, it is all in a day's work. For her dedication to the U.S. Army, Hairston recently received notice she will be the sole recipient of the 2013 Sgt. Eric L. Coggins Award for Excellence.

  • RESPECT-Mil assessments provide help for Soldiers with behavioral health needs

    May 24, 2013

    Re-Engineering Systems of Primary Care Treatment in the Military (RESPECT-Mil) is a treatment model designed by the U.S. Department of Defense's Deployment Health Clinical Center to screen, access and treat active-duty Soldiers for depression and post traumatic stress disorder. This program has been modeled after a program that was proven effective in treating civilian patients with depression.

  • Event features shopping, manicures, massages

    May 24, 2013

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy Month of the Military Spouse with some relaxation and girl time.

  • Rader is a tobacco-free campus

    May 24, 2013

    Patients, staff members and visitors to Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall can no longer light up, chew or use any other tobacco product on the facility's campus.

  • DoD reduces number of furlough days, Anniston Army Depot sets schedule

    May 24, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to Department of Defense employees at a town hall meeting in Alexandria, Va., May 14, informing them there would be 11 nonconsecutive furlough days this fiscal year. According to Michael Burke, the depot's deputy to the commander, the current plan is to stay with the 5-4-9 work schedule through the pay period beginning June 30. During that pay period, only eight hours will be lost to furlough as most employees on the depot will have their first furlough day July 12.

  • Installation employees, leaders remember the fallen

    May 24, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot held its Memorial Day Ceremony at Military Cemetery on the former Fort McClellan May 22.

  • Soldiers learn from combat vehicle experts

    May 24, 2013

    More than 70 Soldiers from the 900th Component Repair Company, headquartered in Brundidge, Ala., spent their annual training learning from the combat vehicle specialists at Anniston Army Depot. The National Guardsmen, whose Military Occupation Specialty Code, or MOS, ranged from wheeled and tracked vehicle mechanics to trades specialists and armament repairers had not worked on military vehicles for the past several years - since before their 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. Working on the lines at the depot gave these Soldiers much needed experience as well as exposing them to vehicle platforms they had never seen.

  • 'Miracle Man': Army veteran with 'recycled' heart redeems trash from run route

    May 24, 2013

    Self-dubbed the Recycling Runner, Fort Drum resident Joe Sullivan runs behind a double stroller for at least six miles a day on and off post, picking up every piece of trash he sees along his route. Later, he empties the items from his backpack and stroller storage basket to sort, recycle and donate all cash redemptions to the American Heart Association.

  • Joint Munitions Command CG visits Anniston Munitions Center

    May 28, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, the commanding general of Joint Munitions Command, toured Anniston Munitions Center May 13. "This was our chance to explain to our higher headquarters all the things we do here," said Lt. Col. David Schmitt, commander of ANMC, explaining the tour consisted of ANMC's unique capabilities. Areas visited included the demilitarization pit, the Multiple Launch Rocket System Facility and a storage site for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missiles.

  • Lake Fest kicks off summer for Fort Rucker

    May 24, 2013

    Thousands of people flooded the beaches during Lake Fest at Lake Tholocco May 18 to officially kick off summer on Fort Rucker.

  • Suicide prevention advocates speak to post, ALU leaders

    May 24, 2013

    The U.S. military suicide rate has steadily climbed over the past three years. In 2012, more than 349 active duty troops ended their lives, nearly 100 more than the number of troops who died in combat the same year and a 15 percent increase from 2011.

  • Tech. Sgt. Cory Miller

    May 24, 2013

    Tech. Sgt. Cory Miller, with 138th Fighter Wing, 138th Security Force, talks about the importance of having a military chaplain present to help support the troops while they are working on tornado disaster relief in Moore, Oklahoma.

  • Spc. James Kinball

    May 24, 2013

    Spc. James Kinball, of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th IBCT, talks about the importance of having a military chaplain present to help support the troops while they are working on tornado disaster relief in Moore, Oklahoma.

  • Chaplaincy, Moore Tornado

    May 24, 2013

    Interviews about Chaplain Capt. Jordan visiting check points to check on the welfare of soldiers assigned to the Moore, Oklahoma tornado cleanup efforts. Produced by Master Sgt. Vincent Donaldson. Includes interviews with Army Chaplain Capt. David Jordan, 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Tech. Sgt. Cory Miller, 138th Fighter Wing, 138th Security Force, and Spc. James Kinball, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th IBCT.

  • Army Chaplain Capt. David Jordan

    May 24, 2013

    Interview with Army Chaplain Capt. David Jordan about how he is helping and supporting the troops working on tornado disaster relief in Moore, Okla.

  • 'SCHOOL'S OUT for the summer!' School officials share highlights of 2012/13 school year

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca drivers will need to be a bit more cautious when driving near housing and other populated areas on Fort Huachuca. School's out for the summer and children are at play!

  • 238th Army Birthday spotlight graphic

    May 24, 2013

    238th Army Birthday spotlight graphic

  • Thank a lifeguard for safe swimming this summer

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - After school ends, and with warmer weather, people head to the pool to cool off. They can rest assured that Fort Huachuca has a cadre of highly trained lifeguards on duty at the pools.

  • General Myer parent volunteers to inspire students

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Getting elementary school children excited about math and science can be a challenge, but add a volunteer into the equation -- now there's a formula to capture student interest. Dana Stone, Army retired, started volunteering in her son Connor's third grade classroom in 2010. Within a few years, Stone found herself tutoring reading and math, teaching science demonstrations and supporting other school functions such as the Parent Teacher Organization, or PTO.

  • Soldiers train to become leaders

    May 24, 2013

    There are several courses Soldiers must complete before pinning on prestigious Army Aviator wings. Among the first courses to complete is the seven-week long Basic Officer Leadership Course.

  • B Troopers graduate, more members needed

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca United States Army Garrison hosted the B Troop, 4th Cavalry (Memorial) Riding School Graduation Ceremony, May 17, on Brown Parade Field to honor the newest graduates.

  • Riders gather for training, camaraderie

    May 24, 2013

    About 50 motorcycle riders gathered at Fort Rucker's Wings Chapel May 18 to participate in an Army Substance Abuse Program mentorship ride.

  • Ohio National Guard unit prepares for complex logistical tasks in Kuwait

    May 24, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Providing all the food, fuel, ammunition, and other supplies across an entire theater of operations is the complex training task the Springfield, Ohio-based 371st Sustainment Brigade has prepared to do here.

  • FH celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office and the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, May 21, to recognize the accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American history.

  • 164th TAOG inducts 19 Soldiers into NCO corps

    May 24, 2013

    In a ceremony replete with tradition and symbolism, 19 warfighters made the transition from enlisted Soldier to noncommissioned officer May 19 at the Fort Rucker theater by passing under crossed sabers.

  • 2-13th Aviation Regiment welcomes new commander

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The unit formerly known as the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion chose a fitting location for its change of command ceremony Wednesday. A small crowd gathered inside hanger 1 at Libby Army Airfield to witness the 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment's change of command. Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius assumed command from Lt. Col. Victor Hamilton, whose new assignment will be as the deputy brigade commander, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea.

  • Aviation unit here celebrates life of Soldier

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Family members, friends and Soldiers from the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Center 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment, gathered in Fort Huachuca's Main Post Chapel May 17 to remember and honor the life of recently deceased Staff Sgt. Keith Kiser. During the service, Kiser was described as having a robust personality along with a sense of humor. The number of peers and coworkers who packed the chapel, spilled into the entryway or watched from outside seemed to be a tribute to his popularity.

  • Dennis Nolan Appointed G-2

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - When General John J. Pershing took command of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in June 1917, his entire combat force consisted of a small headquarters and a division of infantry troops, with no staff organization and certainly no intelligence assets. Seventeen months later, the AEF had grown into a force of twenty-nine combat divisions. Pershing's staff section included a full-fledged theater intelligence center that was engaged in a wider range of intelligence activities than anywhere else in the United States military.

  • JBM-HH has resources to help employees manage stress, anger

    May 24, 2013

    The rifle toss by the precision drill team is executed flawlessly as wide-eyed spectators ooh and ahh. Despite a chill in the morning air, the rendition of taps resonates poignantly across cemetery grounds, comforting mourners at the graveside ceremony.

  • Base summer reading program takes flight

    May 24, 2013

    Children can lose approximately 22 percent of their reading skills during their summer break from school, said Sally Ellis, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Library supervisor.

  • DivEast leaders prepare NG Soldiers for U.S./Australia joint mission

    May 24, 2013

    When members of the 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, California National Guard, arrive in Afghanistan in a few months, they will join and support the Australian Defense Force in a variety of roles. To prepare the 79th, Lt. Col. Christopher Kuhn, commander of the 158th Infantry Brigade's 3rd Battalion, 315 Engineer Regiment, traveled from Camp Shelby Miss., to Townsville Australia to participate in and observe the Australian's mission rehearsal activity. "This was the Australian Defense Force's Mission Rehearsal Activity. This activity was the certifying activity for the Australians", Kuhn said. He compared the training to an Army Combat Training Center rotation mission rehearsal exercise. Explaining that the 79th IBCT will support the Australians in operational and planning roles, Kuhn said observing the Australian's MRA provided vital information to ensure his trainer/mentors properly prepared the unit for their deployment. "The biggest part of this was teambuilding. My role was to observe the combined training with the Australians, and then integrate the details of that training into the design of the mission rehearsal exercise the 79th IBCT will conduct before deployment," said Kuhn.

  • Golf manager wins Army-level award

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Golf Manager Rik Bond recently won the 2012 James Carroll Jr. Award for Army Golf Manager of the Year.

  • Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament hosts 33 teams

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The 2013 APG Armed Forces Day festivities kicked off with the Armed Forces Day Golf Tournament at Ruggles Golf Course May 13.

  • Dimensions of wellness: Spiritual fitness critical to readiness

    May 24, 2013

    Every decision we make, thought we think and attitude or belief we hold fits into the framework of four different concepts: spiritual, physical, social and mental wellness.

  • Kennels dedicated to fallen Fort Rucker Soldier

    May 24, 2013

    Five years after a Fort Rucker Soldier was killed in Afghanistan, the installation ensures that his legacy lives on by naming the post kennel after him.

  • Natick works toward becoming stress free

    May 28, 2013

    With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is important to take a minute to step back and simply … relax. Soldiers and civilians at Natick Soldier Systems Center had a chance to do just that May 23 at the Army Community Services seminar about managing stress.

  • Breakfast remembers fallen Warriors, Families

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Dozens of guests joined Brig. Gen. Dan Hughes, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin for a solemn tribute to service members lost while serving the nation during the Veterans and Survivors Breakfast at the Main Post Chapel May 15.

  • 3rd Bde. lieutenant to help coach CSU

    May 24, 2013

    Carl Little's aspirations to coach collegiate basketball took a step toward reality April 13. The first lieutenant with 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, from Virginia Beach, Va., accepted an offer from Columbus State to be a volunteer assistant coach.

  • AFD Luncheon honors APG troops, civilians

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In its 36th year of honoring the nation's military, the Harford County Chamber of Commerce recognized the Aberdeen Proving Ground Noncommissioned Officer, Soldier and Family of the Year and a Hero on the Home Front during the Military Appreciation Luncheon at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood May 16.

  • Big changes brewing at Myer Exchange

    May 24, 2013

    A 4.8 million upgrade to the Fort Myer Exchange and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Class Six Shoppette is scheduled to begin in early June with a targeted completion date scheduled for before the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Army's 2014 modernization plan prioritizes Soldiers in fight

    May 28, 2013

    The Army's fiscal year 2014 Equipment Modernization Plan, now working its way through Congress, prioritizes equipping warfighters in Afghanistan while simultaneously preparing for an uncertain future.

  • Army Acquisition executive leads Asian Pacific observance

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A fashion show of traditional attire, aromatic foods, valuable artifacts and dramatic chronicles of distinguished military service made for a colorful presentation of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Myer Auditorium May 20.

  • Joint, realistic training reinforces Total Army concept

    May 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the First Army Division East and 10th Mountain Division recently teamed up to provide realistic and relevant training for Provincial Reconstruction Teams during their Culminating Training Exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Maj. Paul Shepard, chief of plans, for the 4th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky., First Army Division East, said the military trains like it fights. "There is no better solution for the PRTs than to receive training with highly-trained, highly-motivated Soldiers. For the Navy O5s who command the PRTs, this is a perfect time for them and their staff to practice integrating realistic force protection into their planning and execution phases of operations," said Shepard, from Albuquerque, N.M. First Army Division East mobilizes, trains, validates and deploys Reserve Component units to support overseas military operations. Mobilization training is relevant, realistic and reflects the most current conditions Soldiers will face in theater. First Army Division East directly supports the Chief of Staff of the Army's priority of providing trained, equipped and ready forces to win the current fight, while maintaining responsiveness for unforeseen contingencies.

  • Hardaway turns tide with 25-win season

    May 24, 2013

    The first season is usually the hardest for a head coach, and 2012 was no exception for Hardaway's Chris Gilstrap when he took over the school's baseball program.

  • Rader is a tobacco-free campus

    May 24, 2013

    Patients, staff members and visitors to Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall can no longer light up, chew or use any other tobacco product on the facility's campus.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Facebook town hall

    May 24, 2013

    Fort Rucker garrison leadership hosts a town hall in early June -- a town hall that people can attend from the comfort of their homes, or wherever they may be during the time set aside for the event.

  • Armed Forces Day highlights Warfighters, technology, heroes

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground community, students and visitors celebrated Armed Forces Day with festivities at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center May 15.

  • DENTAC commander named Senior Games ambassador

    May 24, 2013

    Col. Jamie Houston has been tapped to become a featured athlete in the National Senior Games Association's "Personal Best" tour.

  • The Senior Chaplain Interview in the chaplain accessions process

    May 24, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), discusses the importance of the Senior Chaplain Interview in the accessions process for Army Chaplains.

  • 1-50 moves on with big inning, defense

    May 24, 2013

  • Asian Pacific heritage celebrated

    May 24, 2013

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month was celebrated on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall May 22 at the community center. This year's theme is "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion."

  • Marine Ooh Rah Run series off to a humid start with Iwo Jima Memorial 7K race

    May 24, 2013

    The pre-Memorial Day weekend mugginess did not discourage more than 200 runners and walkers from conquering the seven kilometers of the Iwo Jima Memorial 7K road race.

  • Faith aims to recycle more trash for cash, charity

    May 24, 2013

    Can Faith Middle School make it to $1,000 before the end of the school year? May 30, the last day of school, is fast approaching, but Faith's ecology club and recycling coordinator, Julie Deckard thinks it can be done if people send in their drink pouches.

  • Memorial Day Safety Message

    May 24, 2013

    Message from the Commanding General United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca

  • Advice to senior Army chaplains near retirement

    May 24, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), offers advice to senior Army Chaplains who are approaching retirement.

  • Carnival brings Soldiers, Families together

    May 24, 2013

  • 1LT Gibbs - Chaplain Candidate Message

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    1LT Tierra Gibbs shares a message for fellow chaplain candidates during a practicum with the Office of the Chief of Chaplains.

  • Providers assist soldiers in resiliency

    May 24, 2013

    It does not discriminate. It can show itself in any individual at any age. It does not care if you are rich or poor. Depression is deadly, silent and can hide from battle buddies, leaders and family. The 82nd Sustainment Brigade has multiple resources for soldiers considering suicide to persevere and enhance their resiliency during troubled times.

  • Fostering rapport is key for ANA/adviser relationship

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    The mission of Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 15 is to advise Afghan National Army soldiers on field artillery, reconnaissance, engineering and other operations at Forward Operating Base Naghlu High.

  • Oklahoma Guard Soldiers respond to killer twister in their own backyard

    May 24, 2013

    For members of the 63rd Civil Support Team, their mission following the killer tornado, May 20, 2013, was more personal -- they knew people directly affected and some Soldiers even lived in the devastation path.

  • Jeopardy-Style Safety Showdown a hit with Soldiers, Civilians

    May 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany (May 22, 2013) -- "I'll take 'Drive to Arrive' for 500" declared a Soldier in front of a safety stand down day audience here. Soldiers and civilians from five U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden units participated in 5th Signal Command's "Jeopardy-style" Summer Safety Showdown at the Taunus Theater May. 22. The showdown consisted of teams of four Soldiers from each of the five units competing against one another during the game show using safety questions and answers.

  • Mobile Tower System delivers life-saving upgrades

    May 24, 2013

    The Army is replacing the 1960's era air traffic control system with the Mobile Tower System, which provides an effective and reliable solution that can be deployed anywhere in the world, in any weather condition and will support both military and civilian air operations.

  • Flights honors World War II, Korean War veterans

    Jun 3, 2013

    World War II and Korean War veterans visited Washington D.C., on May 23, for a free one-day trip provided by the Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities to recognize their sacrifice and service to the nation.

  • Constable assumes command of 411th Engineer Brigade

    May 23, 2013

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. - Col. John P. Constable, a native of Watertown, N.Y., receives the 411th Engineer Brigade unit flag from Maj. Gen. William Buckler, Jr., commanding general of 412th Theater Engineer Command, as the new commander of the New Windsor-based unit in a change of command ceremony held here April 5, 2013.

  • Indian Army comes to the Home of the Airborne

    May 23, 2013

    The ninth annual Yudh Abhyas training between the armies of India and the United States brought two storied fighting units together: Indian Army Gurkhas and 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers. The two combat-hardened forces shared two weeks of intensive field training at Fort Bragg this May.

  • Two Soldiers win national Golden Gloves championships

    May 28, 2013

    Two Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, Spc. Marquis Moore and Spc. Steven Nelson, won their weight classes at the 2013 National Golden Gloves Boxing Championships at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on May 18.

  • Old Guard Soldiers plant flags at Arlington Cemetery

    May 23, 2013

    Every Memorial Day the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) plant a flag in front of each grave marker in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The flags represent our thanks for their service to our nation, the sacrifices they made and the blood they shed, regardless of their own backgrounds or faiths. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jose A. Torres, Jr.)

  • Flags In 2013

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), place American flags in front of fallen veteran's gravestones during Flags In, May 23, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

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