Archive: May 2013

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  • Deployed father renders first salute to newly commissioned son

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marshall Rader opened up a laptop and turned on a projector atop the conference room table at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, May 10. He then opened a video chat program and saw a familiar face on the screen projected onto the wall. A video teleconference was set up inside the conference room at FOB Gamberi so that Rader could render the first salute to his son Gregory during his officer commissioning ceremony following a ceremony held at North Georgia University campus. Rader said he has 17 years in active service with the U.S. Army. He served as a military policeman before changing his military occupational specialty to human resources specialist. Rader serves as human resources noncommissioned officer-in-charge with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Meade Students Earn Scholarships

    May 23, 2013

    The Fort Meade Officers' Wives' Club awarded its annual scholarships in ceremonies this week.

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

    May 23, 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.

  • Fort Meade services and organizations participate in full-scale exercises

    May 23, 2013

    Fort Meade prepared for worst-case scenarios on May 14 and May 15 with two full-scale exercises, testing the responses to a natural disaster and an active-shooter situation with multiple casualties.

  • New York State Senate honors Fort Drum, 10th Mountain Division

    May 23, 2013

    ALBANY, N.Y. --- Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) community received an exceptional tribute Monday at the New York State Capitol.

  • 4-401st AFSB Kandahar mobile RPAT uses PAKGLOC to execute first fort-to-door mission

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-- In a joint effort between the 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, the Kandahar Mobile Redistribution Property Assistant Team executed its first fort-to door operation via the recently reopened Pakistan Ground Lines of Communication on May 21.

  • Fort Meade and Military Order of the World Wars Observe Memorial Day

    May 23, 2013

    Service to country is a long-held tradition in the United States. That was the message Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the Military District of Washington, shared with the audience during the installation's Memorial Day Remembrance and 27th Annual Massing of the Colors on Sunday at the Pavilion.

  • Army Safety director visits Fort Drum, speaks to leaders

    May 23, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Across the installation, commanders and leaders are preparing for Memorial Day weekend. The long weekend marks the beginning of the "100 Days of Summer" -- warm weather, vacations and outdoor activities -- and that means Soldiers, Family Members and civilians should take precautions and consider safety concerns.

  • ARL scientist receives prestigious AMC award

    May 23, 2013

    William Glodek, a computer scientist in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Network Security Branch, was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Material Command Personnel of the Year.

  • Falcon Brigade begins 'flight to glory' in Afghanistan

    May 23, 2013

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Leaders of Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, assumed Army aviation operations for eastern and northern Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony May 19 at Bagram Airfield. During the ceremony, TF Falcon officially relieved Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, which flew more than 130,000 hours during its nine-month deployment.

  • Chaplains aid guardsmen during tornado aftermath

    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, a group of military chaplains are on scene to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the service members themselves.

  • 1st TSC CSM discusses leadership with KAF RPAT enlisted Soldiers

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 1st Theater Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader visits the Army Field Support Battalion Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard on May 15 for an update on the retrograde process.

  • 1-91 CAV prepares Soldiers, families for move to Graf

    May 23, 2013

    At a recent "We're Moving" town hall, hosted by 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, leadership May 13, Soldiers and family members had a glimpse at how the upcoming move to Grafenwoehr will unfold.

  • DOD logistics leaders visit 4-401st AFSB-Kandahar RPAT

    May 23, 2013

    The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness), and other Department of Defense logistics leaders visited the 4-401st Army Field Support Brigade Kandahar Airfield Redistribution Property Assistance Team to receive an update on current retrograde operations on May 20, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Air Defenders learn "MAJIC"

    May 23, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE - Sixteen Soldiers from the 35th Air Defense Artillery "Dragons" graduated from a two-week-long course about high tech data sharing here May 17. A mobile training team from Ft. Bragg, NC taught the Multi-Tactical Data Link Joint Interoperability Course, or MAJIC, that trains operators in the different ways that systems communicate on the modern battlefield.

  • Ansbach High School JROTC holds change of command

    May 23, 2013

    At the Ansbach Middle/High School stadium May 16, students gathered to watch the change of command of the high school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps battalion. Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Rahim Beatty passed responsibility to Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Mikaela Portugal. Cadet Lt. Col. Xavier Rodriguez passed command to Cadet Lt. Col. Joshua Pleake.

  • JMRC Soldiers Honored as Best Warriors

    Aug 26, 2013

    Three of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's finest Soldiers proved recently that tough, real-world training prepared them to compete and win in the Joint Multinational Training Command's Best Warrior Competition.

  • Iron Horse Soldiers prep for competition

    May 23, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- Soldiers of the Suwon's Iron Horse dining facility are putting in extra work to hone their craft in preparation for the upcoming Phillip A Connelly competition. The competition will be held 23 May and the Iron Horse DFAC is looking to build off their Eighth Army victory in this competition last year.

  • Volunteers show 'mission possible' each day

    May 23, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Volunteers who make the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys "Mission Possible" were honored for their efforts at the Volunteer of the Year Recognition Ceremony, in the Community Activity Center, here May 17. A total of 4,027 volunteers contributed more than 82,500 service hours to the garrison during the past year for a monetary value of more than $1.8 million.

  • Spring Fest 2013

    May 23, 2013

    The Camp Humphreys Community, along with members of the local Korean communities, celebrated the coming of spring during Spring Fest 2013, at Independence Park, May 18. There were plenty of games, activities, demonstrations, food and entertainment to go around during the 10-hour event. Some highlights of the day were the Taekwondo demostration team KTigers and the watermelon eating contest.

  • A first: Women's softball team comes to Suwon

    May 23, 2013

    SUWON AIR BASE -- For the 2013 Post-Level Softball season, the women of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery came together to make the first women's softball team on Suwon Air Base. Suwon is home of the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing and 6-52 ADA and now the Lady Iron Horse softball team.

  • 525th BfSB prepares for unique mission in Kosovo

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade have been conducting training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, in preparation for their upcoming NATO deployment to Kosovo.

  • Troops complete training, head to Kosovo

    Nov 30, -0001

    For the past decade, troops have been training for deployments centered mostly around Iraq and Afghanistan, but with the change in pace, troops from Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bragg, N.C., are preparing to head to Kosovo as part of KFOR 17.

  • 'Currahees' uncase colors in Afghanistan

    May 24, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahees," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a transfer of authority ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, May 22, 2013.

  • White Currahee conducts patrol in Khowst Province

    May 23, 2013

    3rd Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a patrol in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, on May 19, 2013.

  • Hohenfels bids farewell to Deputy Commander

    May 23, 2013

    Wesley and Cindy Potter head north to Alaska.

  • Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    May 28, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • 8th MPs inaugural Make a Difference Day

    May 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Anyone familiar with military life knows Soldiers and their families are busy to say the least; and with the many day-to-day obligations that military families incur they may not have the time to take advantage of the opportunities available to them that come with living in a military community. The 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, held their inaugural "Make a Difference Day," May 3 to change that; not only for one day but for years to come.

  • 8th STB Soldiers add longevity to their workouts

    May 22, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Training is the backbone of why the U.S. Army is the greatest on the planet. Soldiers train, rain or shine, with hundreds of pounds of gear, in all types of terrain. They run in boots through the mud and sand, ducking under obstacles, up and down hills. This can wear on a Soldier's motivation and, more importantly, their bodies. According to studies conducted by the U.S. Army Public Health Command, unit physical training was the leading cause of non-battle related evacuations during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2008, and in a garrison environment, 76 percent of all injuries are caused by running. This is why many Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, went to train with trainers like Neil Santiago and the Advanced Tactical Athlete Conditioning Program at Fort Shafter, April 29-May 3.

  • 101st CAB Wing of Destiny returns home

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) reunited with their Families at a welcome home ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 22, 2013.

  • 8th MPs flex muscle in certifying 71st Chem

    May 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A loud bang disrupts a tranquil sunny morning in a training field located at Schofield Barracks. "Help!" "Hurry!" "They went that way!" "I'm sick!" "There's another bomb," was simultaneously heard screamed by more than 60 role-playing victims running from the explosion; while others fell down succumbing to their fake injuries. Chaos, right? Not for the Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command. In a display like none other, the 8th MP Bde. mobilized its diverse array of elements and assets in a Consequence Management Exercise held April 24 -25.

  • USACE Galveston District stresses water safety awareness prior to busy Memorial Day holiday

    May 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is gearing up for a busy Memorial Day holiday along the Texas coast by stressing water safety awareness to all those who will enjoy outdoor activities this extended weekend.

  • WWII vet gets 'Order of the Rising Sun' from Japan's ambassador

    May 24, 2013

    The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans.

  • DCMA teams with the Army's 410th CSB

    Nov 30, -0001

    Twenty-five military and civilian personnel of the Army's 410th Contracting Support Brigade recently participated in a field tour at the Defense Contract Management Agency Aircraft Propulsion Operations Kelly office here.

  • Happy first steps: pre-kindergarten students don cap, gowns for graduation ceremony

    May 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- Question the idea of even having a preschool graduation and Marjorie Cleveland would politely offer a rebuttal.

  • Fire support officer contributes to success of Yudh Abhyas 2013

    May 22, 2013

    When 1st Lt. Kunal D. Desai found out that the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team was selected to participate in the U.S. Army Pacific sponsored Yudh Abhyas 2013--an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Indian armies--he knew he'd be a key player contributing to the success of the mission here. Not only would Desai be able to share his knowledge about the U.S. Army he gained from attending officer candidate school and from a combat deployment in Afghanistan, but he'd be able to relate to the visiting Indian officers in ways his colleagues might not be able to

  • Courage beyond compare: colonel shares life-changing story at Fort Lee

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- Recalling a simple prayer -- "God, don't let me die in this country" -- that he whispered before losing consciousness, Col. Gregory D. Gadson said he now believes the May 2007 bomb attack that resulted in the amputation of both of his legs was a test of faith. He also admitted that he "wouldn't change a thing" about his life today.

  • Sledgehammer Brigade receives new command team

    May 22, 2013

    Col. Charles D. Costanza and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Green assumed command and responsibility, respectively, of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony May 17 at the National Infantry Museum Parade Field.

  • ACC-Warren hosts memorial benefit bicycle ride/walk

    May 22, 2013

    In a tribute to their longtime biking buddy, Dave Menzel, more than 60 friends and family united for a benefit bike ride/walk for The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund, May 11.

  • Three from CASCOM earn TRADOC instructor of year titles

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- Two Army Logistics University staffers and another member of Team-CASCOM from the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., were among the individuals recognized Wednesday afternoon during a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2012 Instructor of the Year ceremony.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Maine

    May 22, 2013

    The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion training noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Maine plans, coordinates and in some cases, executes training sessions that keep Soldiers up-to-date and ready to deploy.

  • Senators told that young Soldiers targeted by scams, predators

    May 23, 2013

    Loan sharks and shady academic institutions are scamming Soldiers and their families said the Army's top leaders in testimony to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.

  • 'The Voice' of Benning to retire

    May 22, 2013

    Narrator hangs up the mic after more than 20 years

  • Suicide prevention advocates visit Fort Lee

    May 24, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 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. One hundred and eighty-two of those deaths were Soldiers.

  • Oldest division welcomes new commander

    May 22, 2013

    The Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division opened a new chapter in the "Big Red One's" history book May 22 as command of the famed "Fighting First" was transferred between two Army officers whose Families have been serving the nation for nearly a century. During a ceremony filled with traditions dating back to the Roman Empire, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II accepted command of the Army's oldest division from Maj. Gen. William C. Mayville, Jr.

  • Armed Forces Kid's Run draws record turnout

    May 22, 2013

    Nearly 200 members of Fort Belvoir's youth community braved rainy conditions to compete in the 11th annual Armed Forces Kid's Run Saturday at Pullen Track. That's the largest turnout in the history of the event here, according to Jerry Arrington, Fort Belvoir Child, Youth and School Services sports and fitness director and host.

  • New chief of ordnance takes command at Fort Lee

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- The Ordnance Corps hosted a change of command ceremony to welcome the 38th Chief of Ordnance Friday on Whittington Parade Field.

  • Motorcycle safety course helps students ride responsibly

    May 22, 2013

    Novice and experienced motorcyclists improved their riding skills during Fort Belvoir's Basic Riders Safety Course May 13 at the 23rd Naval Mobile Construction Battalion. The two-day course, sponsored by the Army Traffic Safety Training Program, teaches basic riding skills such as turning, stopping and balancing. Experience varied amongst the riders as one participant never rode a motorcycle before, but each student enjoyed the lessons.

  • EXFOR plays key role in shaping future technologies

    May 22, 2013

    Maj. Roberto Herrera, commander of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, relinquished his command of the company last week during a change of command ceremony that saw Capt. Joel Meredith assume command. Herrera had served as the company commander for one year, during which time he played a role in shaping the future battlefield technologies that Soldiers will likely employ.

  • Pepper spray activity prepares gate guards for real-life occurrences

    May 22, 2013

    Department of the Army Security Guards in training completed an obstacle course Friday that began with each guard getting sprayed with pepper spray. The course consisted of four stations -- high-knees, a baton hitting station, high-blocks and the "Redman" where guards had to take out their own pepper spray bottle and spray a guard wearing red-colored protective equipment, consisting of padding and a sealed helmet.

  • Giant supports healthier eating initiative during USO's Y.U.M. lunch

    May 22, 2013

    Giant Food of Landover, Md. presented $87, 282 and 16,500 healthy Snack Packs to the USO of Metropolitan Washington as a result of its March in-store giving campaign. The donation took place during the "Your USO Meal" lunch at the Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Care Center.

  • Bike to Work Day celebrates commuting alternative

    May 22, 2013

    Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association celebrated cyclists who commute to work daily during Bike to Work Day Friday, with 14,600 local cyclists participating in the event. Pit stops were set up at 70 different locations throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia for riders to pick up coffee and water, plus a Bike to Work Day hat and t-shirt.

  • Currahees participate in elementary school field day

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers with 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, visited and mentored local community children, May 17, 2013, during a field day at Byrns Darden Elementary School, Clarksville, Tn.

  • Garrison welcomes first travel camp visitors

    May 22, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation opened the installation's new Travel and RV (recreational vehicle) camp to campers May 16 and held its grand opening Wednesday. The 52-pad camp provides a short-term outdoor rest and relaxation area for guests at $60 per night for a maximum of 14 days. The camp, which can accommodate up to 40-foot RVs, rests in the Tompkins Basin Area along the shoreline of the Potomac River and is open to use for an outdoors experience in a scenic environment. The camp is available to servicemembers, Reservists, Guardsmen, Department of Defense civilians and contractors, Families and guests eligible under U.S. Army regulation 215-1, paragraph 7-1.

  • Army Reserve doctor moves up the ranks; putting practice to work

    May 22, 2013

    It has been highlighted on numerous occasions how Army Reserve Soldiers bring with them a unique set of skills that are not always readily available in the active duty ranks.

  • Military spouses group provides support network for Families

    May 22, 2013

    Military spouses seeking social and philanthropic opportunities in their community created their own connections through the Military Spouses Group at Sangster Elementary School. The group is organized and operated by military Families to provide a support system for spouses in the Fairfax County area. Some ways members support each other is by providing tips on local services, like food and automobile repair shops. The group also offers volunteer opportunities with children at Sangster Elementary School.

  • Shelter available for severe weather event

    May 22, 2013

    Fort Belvoir residents can take comfort in knowing they have a shelter on post to go to in case of a severe weather event in the National Capital Region. Specker Field House has been designated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation as the on-post shelter Soldiers and Family members should go to if they need lodging during a severe weather situation. Just last month, DFMWR personnel walked through the facility with a disaster shelter expert from the American Red Cross to assess how to meet the needs of occupants if a shelter were opened.

  • IBOLC updates, retools program of instruction

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers currently working their way through the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course were taught a program of instruction that few have seen before. In January, IBOLC rolled out its new counterinsurgency and stability operations class.

  • Experts share why a credit report is so important

    May 22, 2013

    Most Americans will need credit at some point, whether it is a credit card, a mortgage or a student loan. But to get these, especially at a low interest rate, you need to have a good credit score. A credit score is a number reflecting how a person handles credit -- and a major consideration for prospective lenders.

  • Spiritual Fitness teaches that PTSD is physiological and biological

    May 22, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Chaplaincy, in cooperation with the Fort Belvoir Chapel Community, hosted a conference of the Spiritual Fitness Initiative May 7-9 at Thurman Lecture Hall. The conference focused on explaining that post-traumatic stress disorder isn't a behavior flaw or problem. PTSD is actually a biomedical condition which can affect the brain's ability to make logical decisions.

  • Fort Belvoir Elementary creates resiliency program

    May 22, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School's guidance program created a resilience program to teach military children how to deal with their personal stresses in a positive manner. Modeled after the Army's Master Resilience Training program, Belvoir's counselors will teach their students six resilience competencies: Self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental-agility, strengths of character and connection. Right now, they are focusing on self-awareness, strength of character and self-regulation.

  • Aviation Soldiers, civilians receive lessons in safety

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians learned about the dangers of touching electrical power lines, drunk driving and additional hazards during the Army Air Operations Group's Safety Day Tuesday. The event, hosted in the 12th Aviation Battalion's Lakota Hangar, featured display tables and demonstrations highlighting the importance of safety on the job and at home.

  • Army officers, wives form lifelong friendship through recruiting duty

    May 23, 2013

    Two Army captains who forged a lifelong friendship and started their families after they met at the Sacramento Recruiting Battalion are finding themselves just a few hours apart with new assignments on the East Coast.

  • Spouses relax, make friends during Military Spouse Appreciation Night

    May 22, 2013

    Military spouses in the National Capital Region enjoyed massages, created flip books and made new friends during a Military Spouse Appreciation Night Masquerade party, Friday, at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. Spouses wore masks, a few painted their faces and some even wore festive colors in their hair as part of the night's celebration. Mainly, they just enjoyed having a night for themselves to get out and socialize.

  • Angkor Sentinel Opening Ceremony

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, Idaho Army National Guard, made the journey back to the Peacekeeping Operations School in Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia to participate in the ANGKOR SENTINEL 2013 exercise May 16-29.

  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs speaks at observance

    May 22, 2013

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs spoke about the value of the U.S.'s diversity during Fort Belvoir's Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month observance Tuesday. Retired Gen. Eric Shinseki shared his sentiments with servicemembers and civilians in the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club.

  • INSCOM honors personal sacrifices of intelligence professionals

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command honored one of its fallen Soldiers during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., May 21.

  • Army ROTC returns to City College of New York

    May 23, 2013

    Retired Gen. Colin Powell helped his alma mater welcome Army ROTC back to campus after more than 40 years.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 22, 2013

    May 22, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting

  • Best Warriors honor veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam

    May 24, 2013

    Retired Sgt. Tomas Fajardo, who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, was honored by Soldiers who competed in the 2013 Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Best Warrior Competition during their awards ceremony at Fort Sam Houston Theatre and the barbecue that followed at The Quadrangle.

  • Mason Award recipient sets sight on Army medical career

    May 22, 2013

    Class of 2013 Cadet Drew Long is among 13 future Medical Corps officers who will be attending medical school following graduation from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. Having achieved the highest grade point average among them, he was presented with the 2013 Richard M. Mason Memorial Award by Col. Felicia F. Pehrson, commander of Keller Army Community Hospital May 21.

  • Civil works transformation

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is transforming its civil works program to best serve the public, meet the nation's water resource needs and help the Corps remain relevant in the 21st century. Story: http://1.usa.gov/Wc0368.

  • 63rd Civil Support Team performs search and rescue in wake Oklahoma tornado

    May 22, 2013

    Oklahoma National Guardsmen perform search and rescue operations in the Moore, Okla., tornado relief efforts.

  • New STEM agreement strengthens USACE support of DODEA

    May 22, 2013

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general made a pitch to spur more interest in science, technology, engineering and math among American students during a visit May 14 to Patch High School.

  • LARs provides direct assistance to Warfighter in 401st AFSB footprint in Afghanistan

    May 22, 2013

    Chris Flegel, a TACOM Automotive Logistics Assistance Representative, trains Soldiers from the Automotive Section, Company B, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky., on how to load and use Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals on the Maintenance Support Device.

  • Memorial Day: The Surrender of Soldiers to the Nation

    May 22, 2013

    Few people will challenge the significance of a Soldier's ultimate sacrifice. All men die, but for the sake of a higher cause the fallen Soldier's life is stripped away. Therefore it seems most people, and rightly so, consider fallen combatants worth honoring because of the untimely nature and violent condition of their deaths.

  • Army releases 2012 Net Zero Progress Report

    May 23, 2013

    The Army has released the Net Zero Pilot Installation Initiative Progress Report for 2012, containing information useful to all installations in implementing Net Zero. The Army now plans to issue a policy this year that will expand the Net Zero Initiative to all permanent Army installations.

  • Tonight's Twilight Tattoo begins at 6 p.m.!

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's production of Twilight Tattoo begins tonight ONLY at 6 p.m. at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall's Whipple Field TONIGHT, 22 May! (This is one hour earlier than its normal start time of 7 p.m.)

  • Army launches 'Know the Signs' summer safety campaign

    May 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • Vicenza Community Club awards more than $25K in scholarships

    May 22, 2013

    The Vicenza Community Club recently awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to 19 recipients during an award ceremony May 16.

  • Maintainers spike morale with volleyball tournament

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 'Maintainers' of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a battalion volleyball tournament, April 28, on Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • Vicenza MPs take bicycle patrol training

    May 22, 2013

    Bicycle patrol training was held for the military police in Vicenza, Italy at the new base, Del Din. With favorable weather, the MPs hope to create more face time with members of the community.

  • Humanitarian Relief spotlight graphic

    May 22, 2013

    Humanitarian Relief spotlight graphic

  • Wiesbaden celebrates teachers, honors VFW's Europe Teacher of the Year

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The spotlight shone on teachers in all four Wiesbaden schools May 6-10. Students, parents, administrators and local leaders gathered to thank educators for their vital role in inspiring young minds and helping guide future citizens. At luncheons and other events, teachers gathered to garner recognition for their efforts and to celebrate their accomplishments.

  • Wounded warriors embrace yoga

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Yoga teacher Susan Barber gently reminded the students in her Warrior Transition Unit class that yoga is not about "no pain, no gain." Her students were executing a pose that stretched out their hips and backs, and after Barber told the students they could get out of the pose if they wanted, all four were so enthusiastic they remained in the pose for about a minute longer.

  • USAREUR honors Command Sgt. Maj. Cooke with conference room

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After Command Sgt. Maj. Eric F. Cooke was killed in Iraq on Christmas Eve 2003, hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects at memorial services in Iraq and Germany. Cooke, who was serving as the senior noncommissioned officer of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, based in Friedberg, died when his vehicle struck an explosive device north of Baghdad.

  • Soldiers earn Sch├╝tzenschnur for weapons proficiency during joint training

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers representing U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and the 529th Military Police Company proved their mettle during a unique training opportunity with their German counterparts. Ten Wiesbaden military community Soldiers were invited to join Bundeswehr troops at the Daaden Training Range April 21-26 for the Landeskommando Hessen's annual training week. By the end of the week all had earned the gold or silver levels of the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Sch├╝tzenschnur).

  • Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race pose challenges for participants

    May 22, 2013

    The first leg of the U.S. Forces Mountain Bike Race Series kicked off in Hohenfels, May 18.

  • Members of 527th MP Co. head to Kosovo

    May 22, 2013

    The 527th Military Police Company, 2nd platoon, prepare to deploy.

  • Humanitarian operations course focuses on inter-agency cooperation

    May 22, 2013

    Whether natural or man-made, disasters can happen anytime -- anywhere. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is an agency that deals with deadly disasters worldwide. With global logistics and transportation capabilities, the U.S. military often assists in USAID disaster relief operations. Angela Sherbenou, USAID senior humanitarian adviser at U.S. Army Africa Command, gave 29 U.S. Army Africa Soldiers and civilians the low-down on Joint Humanitarian Operations (JHOC), May 14-15.

  • 'Dagger University' prepares Soldiers for missions to Africa

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Dagger," 1st Infantry Division, have known about their regional alignment with the continent of Africa for a while now, but that doesn't mean the excitement of the unique mission-set has worn off, especially with some Soldiers having gone and come back after successfully completing their mission.

  • Road to Africa begins in Italy for NY Army National Guard

    May 22, 2013

    To prepare for participation for Exercise Central Accord 14, 369th Sustainment Brigade Commander Col. Reginald Sanders from New York Army National Guard traveled to Vicenza, Italy recently to share lessons learned from their participation in last year's Central Accord (CA13) in Cameroon. Sanders and four of his key leaders joined 11 officers from eight partner nations and organizations to share lessons learned from CA13 at a conference conducted by U.S. Army Africa (USARAF)

  • NCO Journal goes digital

    May 22, 2013

    The Army's official magazine for non-commissioned officer professional development, the NCO Journal, has moved online.

  • Picatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions

    May 22, 2013

    Like something that must have fallen off of Batman's utility belt, U.S. Military Academy Cadets Killian Burns, Sungi Cho, Steven Davidson, Max Saurwein invented the "Light Weight Short Gap Defeat and Anchor System."

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Joyce M. Lenoir

    May 22, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Joyce M. Lenoir

  • PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy

    May 22, 2013

    What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.

  • Johnson receives Korean National Security Medal

    May 22, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general received the South Korean Order of National Security Medal in Seoul, May 20, 2013.

  • Sharing information key step in strengthening ROK-US alliance

    May 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the Republic of Korea army headquarters visited 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, on Camp Casey, South Korea, April 19, 2013.

  • Senior Army Guard leader describes Oklahoma tornado response

    May 22, 2013

    About 250 Oklahoma National Guard members are helping with recovery efforts after a massive tornado pounded an Oklahoma City suburb May 20, 2013, killing at least 24 people and leaving neighborhoods, homes and businesses flattened or twisted, a senior Army National Guard leader said today.

  • USAPHC personnel assess air quality in Kuwait

    May 21, 2013

    A team of nine individuals from multiple portfolios across the U.S. Army Public Health Command recently completed a mission in a deployed environment more than 6,000 miles away from home.

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