Archive: May 2013

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  • Community Spouse's Club opens hearts to Army Families

    May 23, 2013

    The Fort Wainwright Community Spouses' Club is one of those local teams that helps support Army Families through charitable scholarships and welfare grants.

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 23, 2013

    Fort Wainwright will celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at a special event May 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Physical Fitness Center.

  • Sequester furlough duration and impact focus of IMCOM Town Hall

    May 28, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (May 16, 2013) - - Senior leaders at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters addressed the issue of an 11-day furlough for civilian personnel at their town hall meeting in the Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Transitioning Soldiers should polish their resume writing skills

    May 23, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (May 23, 2013) -- One of the most important tasks you will accomplish during your Army Career and Alumni Program counseling is to create a resume that captures who you are in a way that will make prospective employers want to know you better.

  • Ride builds confidence, self-esteem

    May 28, 2013

    Wounded warriors rode their bikes 11.5 miles in an event developed to encourage them, and show them they can still overcome obstacles, May 21-22, on Fort Carson.

  • Installation Management Command gets SHARP on sexual harassment

    May 24, 2013

    On the third working day after President Barack Obama tasked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead the effort to eliminate sexual assault and harassment from the military, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter led employees at Army Installation Managment Command headquarters through three hours of mandatory Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention training.

  • Army space -- Pacific style

    May 24, 2013

    SMDC celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month

  • Odierno Salutes Outstanding Civilians

    May 23, 2013

  • Students 'Discover Water' in Pueblo, Colo.

    May 23, 2013

    PUEBLO, Colo., -- Corps employees from John Martin Reservoir presented water safety classes to elementary school students attending the annual Discovering Water in Pueblo event May 7, 2013, at the Colorado State University - Pueblo campus.

  • Three Sisters, One Corps of Engineers District

    May 23, 2013

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., -- When Albuquerque District Commander Lt. Col. Gant figuratively talks about District employees being like a family, Monika Sanchez and Michelle and Melissa Mann take her literally.

  • Joint Munitions Command's General Discusses Mission at Small Business Symposium

    May 23, 2013

    Commanding General of the Joint Munitions Command speaks at local small business symposium

  • Leadership changes at U.S. Army Public Health Command

    May 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Dean G. Sienko assumed command of the U.S. Army Public Health Command in a May 23 ceremony at the Top of the Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • RDECOM recognizes 2013 NCO of the Year competition winner

    May 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Menninger captured top honors May 23 after a week of competition that tested four noncommissioned officers' physical abilities, endurance and technical expertise. Menninger earned recognition as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's NCO of the Year.

  • TF Rampant trains forward support company in recovery operations

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 364th Engineer Regiment, Task Force Rampant, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, recently conducted the validation training for the 122nd. The goal of TF Rampant was to emulate and conduct realistic training for deploying units.

  • Brooke Army Medical receives call from space

    May 23, 2013

    An astronaut returns to Brooke Army Medical Center to visit with staff and wounded warriors -- but this time, he is on board a space station, orbiting 250 miles above earth and traveling at a speed of 17,000 mph.

  • Martin Army physician returns to service at age 55

    May 23, 2013

    Nearly two decades after he left the Army to pursue private medical practice, Dr. Clark Cobb is ready to get back in uniform.

  • 30th AG change of command set for June 5

    May 23, 2013

  • Chaplains Aid Guardsmen During Tornado Aftermath Package

    May 23, 2013

    Chaplain Cpt. Jordan visits check points to check on the welfare of the Soldiers assigned to the Moore, Okla. cleanup efforts. This package is ready to air.

  • Joint Base San Antonio picks 2013 Best Warriors

    May 23, 2013

    Five commands headquartered on Fort Sam Houston -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, Southern Regional Medical Command and U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School -- teamed up to choose their Soldiers and NCOs of the Year.

  • Wildcat sexual assault prevention training keeps skills S.H.A.R.P.

    May 23, 2013

    In the face of what seems like a tsunami of sexual harassment and assault cases sweeping through the military, and some rather close to home, the Wildcats of the 81st Regional Support Command are fighting through the waves with Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training.

  • Troops to Teachers: From battlefield to classroom

    May 23, 2013

  • Meet LMP's Leadership

    Sep 8, 2014

    Who makes the LMP happen? Meet just a few of the leaders who help guide the LMP to success.

  • LMP Video

    May 30, 2013

    Watch the LMP video here!

  • Five patriots awarded by Army

    May 23, 2013

    More than 1,500 audience visitors to the Nation's Capital watched General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army present five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during a special military musical production at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall's Whipple Field.

  • Soldiers Update: Secretary of the Army talks about gender integration

    May 23, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh talks about gender integration during a visit to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Soldiers Update - National Guard Soldiers secure perimeter around Oklahoma school

    May 23, 2013

    Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers secure a perimeter around the Plaza Tower Elementary School which was destroyed by the May 20, 2013, tornado near Oklahoma City.

  • Soldiers Update: Oklahoma tornado aid

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers work with local EMS crews to aid and help during aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado.

  • ACC Cites Executive For Exceptional Service

    May 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of Team Redstone's most respected members of the senior executive service was recognized May 6 with honors as she took over as the deputy commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Soldiers Update: Oklahoma National Guard assists with relief efforts

    May 23, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Emery Fountain discusses the impact of the tornado in Moore, Okla., and how the Oklahoma National Guard is assisting with relief efforts.

  • Soliders Update - May 22

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    Soldiers from the 63rd Civil Support Team perform search and rescue operations in Moore, Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. Also available in high definition

  • "Big G"

    May 23, 2013

    In the mountains just north of Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, is a rocky ridge called "the Big G" and it's serving as an excellent learning lesson.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion gets new commander

    May 23, 2013

  • Chaplain aid Guardsmen during tornado aftermath

    May 23, 2013

    Chaplain Cpt. Jordan visits check points to check on the welfare of the Soldiers assigned to the Moore, Okla., cleanup efforts.

  • Improving water quality: Corps biologist fights algae blooms at Salamonie

    May 23, 2013

    Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) have been plaguing the Salamonie Watershed in Northern Indiana since 2009, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District Water Quality Biologist Jade Young has been working for more than three years to combat the problem.

  • IMCOM CG Memorial Day safety message

    May 23, 2013

  • LMP Poised for an Exciting 2013

    May 30, 2013

    Included in the Spring 2013 PEO EIS Spring Communicator Newsletter is an article that outlines what's next for LMP in 2013.

  • Senior Executive Accepts New Challenge

    May 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For 32 years, Cathy Dickens has worked for an organization known for its ability to change, evolve and adapt to the nation's worldwide military actions and policies. And now, as the Army prepares for its most significant transformation, Dickens is in a position to influence change, push the evolution and assess such adaptive capabilities as budgets, technology, sustainment and the organic industrial base at the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • IMCOM honors Fort Rucker for ACOE award

    May 23, 2013

    In a team effort, Fort Rucker came together as one to achieve the Army Community of Excellence Award Gold, and although the trophy isn't yet in the installation's hands, those directly involved were honored during a ceremony May 20.

  • In Oklahoma, chaplains tend to service members who stand guard over storm damaged community

    May 23, 2013

    While Soldiers and Airmen of the Oklahoma National Guard work to support local agencies in the wake of the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013, a group of military chaplains are on scene to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the service members themselves.

  • CSA awards outstanding civilian service medals at Twilight Tattoo

    May 24, 2013

    More than 1,000 sightseers, veterans and children dressed in pink, blue, green and yellow t-shirts from schools around the country turned out for a special "twilight tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., to share in the presentation of service medals to five civilians for their contributions to Soldiers, wounded warriors and their families.

  • Marrow donor drive coming in June

    May 23, 2013

  • Chaplain's corner: Clara Barton an American heroine

    May 23, 2013

    Although a schoolteacher by training, Clara Barton is best known for her tireless and sacrificial work as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield. Her wartime efforts and experiences are extraordinary; as was her faith in God. If ever there was an American heroine, she's one whose life ought to be emulated.

  • MDW/JFHQ-NCR 2013 Safe Summer Season Message

    May 23, 2013

    This Spring and Summer seasons are everyone's favorite time of the year. Summer time however, puts us at greater risk for accidents. with 81 percent of the non-combat fatalities last year happening in the Summer period. Motorcycles contributed to 47 accidents, this is the number one cause of fatalities among our ranks.

  • Fort Sill stands up Army Wellness Center

    May 23, 2013

  • 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION WELCOMES BACK SOLDIERS FROM 2 BRIGADES

    May 23, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Multiple welcome home ceremonies for approximately 1,160 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldiers was held for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," and the Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AirAssault), at Fort Campbell, Ky., to recognize the completion of their deployment to Afghanistan. Families, friends and colleagues celebrated the return of homecoming Soldiers after a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where their efforts greatly contributed to the accomplishment of the mission: Advising and assisting the Afghan National Security Forces. (Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton 3/101 Public Affairs)

  • Cadet In Charge

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    A school construction project in Las Marias, El Salvador is led by an Army ROTC Cadet who will pin on lieutenant bars in December. Cadet Owen Baxter plans operations for a joint detachment of engineers from the Salvadoran Army, Maine Army National Guard, and Colombian Army, as well as civilian Salvadoran contractors, for two weeks in May- part four of a six-part construction effort during Beyond the Horizon 2013, El Salvador.

  • Laid to rest

    May 23, 2013

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT always stands down for safety

    May 24, 2013

    Safety Expo teaches, reinforces safe practices

  • Leadership course focuses on awareness, not problems at Fort Stewart

    May 23, 2013

    unique course, named Junior Leadership Mentorship Program,

  • New program helps pregnant Soldiers stay fit

    May 23, 2013

  • ADA unit earns Knox award

    May 23, 2013

  • Multiple flights reunite multiple Families, friends at Fort Stewart

    May 23, 2013

    140 Soldiers with 396th Transportation Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd ID who were welcomed home during a ceremony at Cottrell Field, May 6.

  • Military personnel, civilians celebrate Armed Forces Day

    May 23, 2013

  • Retiree Appreciation Days events bring together new, former military

    May 24, 2013

    Men and women retired from the armed forces were invited to Fort Jackson last week to participate in the post's annual Retiree Appreciation Days events.

  • Combs replaces Roberts as CG

    May 23, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs replaced Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts as commanding general of the Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Tuesday. Combs most recently served as commandant of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • 238th Army Birtday HOT TOPIC graphic

    May 23, 2013

  • On the fast track

    May 23, 2013

  • Fort Sill tornado response

    May 23, 2013

  • Stee-rike!

    May 23, 2013

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Fort Sill NCO knows plight of those with little

    May 23, 2013

  • Lieutenant Colonel Chaplains 'dial-in' Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    May 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (BG) Ray Bailey, hosted a live, call-in teleconference session with Chaplains in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on May 16, 2013.

  • LMP Included in PEO EIS 2012 Spring Catalog

    May 30, 2013

    As part of the PEO EIS family, the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) is included in the PEO EIS 2012 Spring Catalog on Page 15.

  • Preventing sexual assault, harassment is everyone's responsibility

    May 23, 2013

  • Sill Soldiers assist with homeless vets outreach

    May 23, 2013

    Fort Sill Soldiers and the state of Oklahoma pulled together to tell veterans they are not forgotten May 17, during the first stand down at Centenary United Methodist Church in Lawton.

  • NSSC Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Hotline -- 508-395-9141

    Dec 19, 2013

    The NSSC SHARP hotline is 508-395-9141

  • Night supports military spouses, offers local adventures

    May 23, 2013

    Oklahoma Tourism partnered with Fort Sill's Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation May 15 for Spouse-A-Palooza -- a night for those who support the military every day.

  • Commanders focus on family issues

    May 23, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (May 23, 2013) -- Fort Sill senior commanders believe in discussing issues raised at the Army Family Action Plan face-to-face so they held the first Reverse AFAP May 17 at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus.

  • EOD cognizant of changing enemy tactics

    May 23, 2013

    From May 13-17, Fort Carson EOD technicians completed complex scenarios near Camp Red Devil as part of a training exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Corvias opens community center at Fort Sill

    May 23, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Corvias Military Living opened its new Southern Plains Community Center May 20.

  • Dozens strive to become master gunners

    May 23, 2013

    For more than three months, nearly 30 Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division endured weeks of classroom and hands-on training in hopes of earning the "master gunner" title. In June, they'll find out if they passed.

  • Veteran keeps Memorial Day close to heart

    May 23, 2013

    A Vietnam veteran and Army retiree, Charles Watkins has volunteered for years at Fort Carson, spending his life fulfilling a pledge to two dying Soldiers to always remember the sacrifices men and women in uniform make.

  • MICC Small Business on track for fiscal 2013 goals

    May 23, 2013

    After the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general announced the fiscal 2013 small business goals earlier this year, contracting personnel are off to a strong start in meeting those goals.

  • Army closely monitors chemical agent disposal facility

    May 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Supporting a larger quest to establish a legacy of environmental responsibility, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center is making progress.

  • MRAP gunner

    May 23, 2013

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jeffery Wiltsey, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, stands vigilant in the gunner's turret atop a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a convoy en route to Forward Operating Base Naghlu High, May 1, 2013. MRAP gunners are the eyes-and-ears for personnel inside the fortified vehicles and provide information to the truck commander. Wiltsey serves as personnel officer assigned to Security Force Assistance Advisory Team 15, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Andrade, Task Force Long Knife Public Affairs)

  • Fort Drum, community celebrate Armed Forces Day

    May 23, 2013

    WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Fort Drum and area communities joined together to celebrate Armed Forces Day over the last week with a luncheon May 15 at the Commons on post followed by a parade down Washington Street in Watertown on Saturday to honor service members.

  • Fort Drum firefighters, foresters work to control range fires

    May 23, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Where there is smoke, there is fire, but it is not always cause for concern. Fort Drum fire officials and foresters met May 15 to discuss wildfires and the manner in which they are controlled and subdued on the installation.

  • May 22, 2013 -- CSA's testimony before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

    May 23, 2013

    May 22, 2013 -- CSA's testimony before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense

  • Fort Drum BOSS conducts second annual conference

    May 23, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum officials and more than 80 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representatives from across post gathered May 15-16 at the Nash BOSS Center to conduct the 2nd Annual BOSS Conference.

  • JPO MRAP, 4-401st AFSB install upgrades to increase Soldier survivability during IED attack

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-- With every step and mile traveled, Soldiers in Afghanistan face the threat of improvised explosive devices. To combat the threat Joint Program Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected -- Operation Enduring Freedom, JPO MRAP-OEF, is equipping more than 1000 MaxxPro Dash ISS equipped vehicles with MaxxPro Survivability Upgrade, MSU, kits to increase Warfighter survivability through an IED blast event.

  • Engineers conduct damage assessment of power plant after recent earthquake

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    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Jacot, a prime power specialist from Company B, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Gene Mongole, a Navy engineering technician from Washington D.C., assessed post-earthquake damage to a power transmission plant substation in east Port-au-Prince, Jan. 31.

  • Joint Task Force-Haiti/SOUTHCOM senior enlisted adviser visits Marines in Haiti

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    Sgt. Maj. Louis M. Espinal, U.S. Southern Command, and JTF-Haiti senior enlisted adviser visited the 22nd and 24th Marine Expeditionary Units who provide humanitarian relief to the Haitian people at different food distribution points in the city Feb. 5.

  • Marines stand vigilant at U.S. embassy in Haiti

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Marines train to protect U.S. embassies around the world, and when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12, the 1st Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team was called in to assist their fellow Marines already guarding the U.S. embassy in Haiti.

  • American engineers unite to train Haitian engineers to assess building damage

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    The Naval Facilities Engineering Command partnered with U.S. Navy Seebees, Air Force and Army engineers, Feb. 26, here to train Haitian engineers on building assessment ensuring Haitian citizens are living in structurally sound buildings.

  • UAV pilots maintain situational awareness above battlefield

    May 24, 2013

    Unmanned aerial vehicle pilots maintain an "eye-in-the-sky" view providing real-time surveillance high above the battlefield in order to keep Soldiers safe from unexpected "enemy" attacks, at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Security force assistance teams train at JRTC

    Nov 30, -0001

    Every deployment brings new and unique challenges. As Afghan National Security Forces grow in size and capability, they will rely less on the support of coalition forces. To meet these new training requirements, security force assistance teams assigned from modified brigade combat teams will learn to mentor and advise Afghan National Security Forces at the Joint Readiness Training Center, starting this February.

  • Community members experience 'Day in the Life of a Soldier'

    May 23, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Over the past decade, the American public has witnessed the mission capabilities of the Army like never before in history. Through new technology in communications, television broadcasts and Internet reports can show civilians what is happening in the training area as well as on the battlefield almost instantly.

  • Vibrant Responders train with a full stomach

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    It is 4 o'clock in the morning as thunder lights up the black Indiana sky. Even though rain is falling on them, food service specialists are heating up the stove, cutting up fresh fruit and setting up tables prior to the breakfast rush.

  • Cooks improvise, create new menu items

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    Soldiers and civilians, alike, had the same shocked expression on their face as each one walked into the dining facility for lunch at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, April 2. The lunch menu has always been the same, a sandwich bar. On this particular day, food service specialists assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, decided to try something different. "We prepare two hot meals a day, usually. Today we made something special for them," said Staff Sgt. Rene Arana, a food service specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th BSB, 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div.

  • 'Hollywood Ambassadors' visit FOB Gamberi

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    Two celebrities with Armed Forces Entertainment brought smiles to Soldiers at Combat Outpost Xio Haq and Forward Operating Base Gamberi, April 6. Actor Romany Malco, from the movie, "The 40-Year Old Virgin," and the television show, Weeds, together with Jill Wagner from the hit series, "Wipeout," walked out of the helicopter at COP Xio Haq to the popping sound of gunshots. They were quickly told not to worry; the noise they heard was of Soldiers qualifying at a range located on the base. The personalities were greeted by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Hope Rampy, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Greening, senior enlisted advisor, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • US medics train Afghan medics on life-saving skills

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    U.S. Army health care specialists mentored Afghan National Army soldiers on combat life-saving skills at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, March 31. Soldiers assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, have a motto, "Cheat death, Save lives." The combat medics also known as "Comanches," communicated with the use of Afghan translators to provide the combat life saver class. The medics shared their knowledge and experience with ANA medics, who travelled to FOB Gamberi from various battalions in Afghanistan, for the training.

  • G1 office keeps soldiers focused on their mission at hand

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    As the Afghan National Army grows and develops into a professional force, it is experiencing challenges that other professional forces have faced in the past.

  • Former insurgents take part in reintegration ceremony

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    The fragrant smell of orange blossoms from a nearby orchard filled the air during a reintegration ceremony at Forward Operating Base Mahtar Lam, April 3. Seven former insurgent fighters symbolically layed down their weapons in a reintegration ceremony with the help of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program. Fazlollah Mojadeddi, governor of Laghman Province told the re-integrees he was very proud for what they've done. He reaffirmed the seven individuals they would be safe and would be given an opportunity to find jobs upon their return to their communities.

  • Soldiers, civilians fallen but not forgotten

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    Service members and civilians gathered for a memorial service and plaque presentation held at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, April 16.

  • TAC-1 chief of staff wears many hats

    Nov 30, -0001

    Looking to distinguish themselves from other soldiers before the Vietnam War, the 11th Air Assault Division cavalry scout pilots reached back to the 18th century and reintroduced the Stetson as the "Cav Hat." The Stetson is not an issued item and is not covered in any uniform regulations but is currently worn by Cavalry troopers for ceremonies and special events.

  • Military working dog detachment at Fort Drum earns FORSCOM's top award

    May 23, 2013

  • MPs raise the bar, join '1,000 lb. Club'

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    As the sun set and the orange full moon rose over the Afghan mountains, the number of people gathered at the gym slowly increased as they waited to see the first female join the '1,000 lb. Club,' at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, April 26. U.S. Army Pfc. Dannesha Jones, a native of Lake Elsinore, Calif., has been lifting weights since the age of 16. When she saw the '1,000 lb. Club,' flyer up, the competitor inside wanted her to take part. She stopped weightlifting for a while and recently got back into the sport because she realized how much she loved it. Jones and the rest of team serve as "Guardian Angels" at FOB Gamberi and have been in Afghanistan for almost seven months. She and her squad of military police officers are assigned to 543rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, based out of Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Schweinfurt says 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Col. Michael Runey

    May 23, 2013

    In a Relinquishment of Command ceremony held May 22 on Conn Barracks, Col. Michael Runey relinquished the command of USAG Schweinfurt to the Ansbach Garrison Commander, Col. Kelly Lawler, who delegated garrison management and closure responsibilities to the U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Brian Adkins.

  • Canines, handlers keep FOB Gamberi safe

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    With their intimidating presence and an extraordinary sense of smell, canines are one of the best force protection assets used at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • US Army weapons experts instruct ANA to train themselves

    Nov 30, -0001

    An Afghan National Army vehicle hit an improvised explosive device during a patrol. Every soldier survived but an M-16 rifle inside the vehicle received damaged to its barrel.

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