Archive: May 2013

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  • EFMP conducts survey to better services

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Rucker is constantly looking for ways to better serve its service members and Family members, and one way the installation is doing that is through the Exceptional Family Member Program survey.

  • Nature's new moms fine without human help‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Every year at this time we start getting calls about deserted baby animals. Elk calves and deer fawns will be born later this month. Turkeys, quail, and other ground nesters are hiding their nest in thick clumps of grass as we speak. Bobcats and other furbearers' young are getting a little size on them and will start to roam around a little.

  • Bikers tour Southwest Oklahoma

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section fining a historic howitzer, more than 200 motorcyclists pulled out of the Sheridan Theater parking lot at about 10 a.m. to begin the Eighth Annual Freedom's Thunder motorcycle safety rally May 9, here. The free ride, which was open to the public, took motorcyclists over a 60-mile course through Lawton, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Medicine Park.

  • Golfers tee off to benefit AER

    May 16, 2013

    More than 100 people from the surrounding communities flocked to the Silver Wings Golf Course for a chance to play a round of golf for a worthy cause.

  • Red light signals teacher's retirement‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- People who had Kathy Jennings as their kindergarten teacher at Geronimo Road Elementary School will remember the traffic light and the 'good to go' meaning of the green light.

  • Starbase Oklahoma students race for future‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fourteen youth from Lawton-Fort Sill area schools got a chance to try their hand at designing a vehicle from limited materials and powered by only their breath at the "Math Moves U" event May 9 at Starbase Oklahoma on Fort Sill. The Starbase program mentors young people in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM.

  • 214th FiB launches new SHARP program‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- In the wake of congressional efforts to halt sexual assault in the military, the 214th Fires Brigade unveiled its newest Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program titled "In the Trenches."

  • Spotlight on...Sabin A. Joseph

    May 16, 2013

    Sabin A. Joseph is a senior contracting specialist assigned with the Belvoir Division at the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army wife's journey to health changes her life‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two years ago Christine Thomas, Army wife and mother, found herself overwhelmed with depression. She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism while already taking medication for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Thomas said she had no self-esteem and just felt like everyone was pointing fingers at her. At her heaviest, she weighed 217 pounds at only 5-foot-2-inches tall. She said her family recognized that she needed help and made her promise to take care of herself. Thomas had seen firsthand the affects of obesity as she watched her aunt die at 54 years old. She decided for herself and for the love of her family to make some changes in her life.

  • Artillery veterans relive past, see Army future‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- More than 60 1st Infantry Division artillery veterans and their family members reunited May 8, at Fort Sill.

  • Auto skills center offers free vehicle check ups

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Rucker officials want everyone driving this summer to be as safe as possible. In order to support this goal, the auto skills center offers free holiday vehicle inspections through May 24 by appointment.

  • 75th FiB units back home

    May 16, 2013

    After being deployed for nine months, the Soldiers eagerly anticipated being reunited with their loved ones.

  • Fort Carson volunteers save installation more than $2.7 million

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Carson honored hundreds of its more than 4,000 volunteers for donating 148,000 hours of their time and saving the installation more than $2.7 million.

  • Donors needed for marrow drive

    May 16, 2013

    When it comes to selfless service, Soldiers are usually among the first to step up, but Fort Rucker hopes more than just Soldiers step up to donate to a cause that could save lives.

  • Lifetime of service: Fort Carson veteran, civilian retires after 54 years

    May 16, 2013

    A Fort Carson Army civilian employee retires May 31 after 54 years of service to his nation -- 22 years as a Soldier and 32 years as a civil servant with the Network Enterprise Center.

  • Teachers get gold star

    May 17, 2013

    Teacher Appreciation Day did not go unnoticed this year as the garrison commander and his team gathered May 8 to celebrate the accreditation of both Fort Rucker schools.

  • Sky Sox salute service

    May 16, 2013

    The Colorado Rockies' triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, hosted a Fort Carson Military Appreciation Night May 17. Two Soldiers threw out first pitches and a Family member sang the national anthem at the event.

  • ACC NCO of the Year readies to compete for AMC title

    Aug 26, 2013

    In what may be the first time the Army has conducted any kind of Soldier's competition by video teleconference, the Army Contracting Command has set a new precedence.

  • Famed museum back with leadership focus

    May 17, 2013

    Cadet Command has played an integral role in the $5 million revamp of the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • 'Do-it-all' chosen as post's spouse of the year

    May 16, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 16, 2013) -- It might be an understatement to call Jessica Rose Naccarato a do-it-all.

  • Army establishes policy for Operational Energy

    May 16, 2013

    The Army has established a new policy for 'Operational Energy,' which is focused on improving the Army's capabilities through better use of energy.

  • Leadership Lawton group tours Fort Sill‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- About 15 Southwest Oklahoma citizens and Fort Sill employees in the Leadership Lawton-Fort Sill program toured post May 9 gaining perspective of the dynamics that help shape the local community.

  • New NCOs recite Creed in Turkey‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "No one is more professional than I. I am a noncommissioned officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a noncommissioned officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as the Backbone of the Army."

  • Fort Sill prepares for civilian furloughs

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Department of Defense (DoD) civilians at Fort Sill are now preparing for furloughs of up to 11 days.

  • CrossFit program improves APFT scores‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The students of the Air Defense Artillery Captains Career Course have figured out how to raise their Army Physical Fitness Test scores by 13 percent. The solution is easy: CrossFit; the workout is hard.

  • Care teams meet, stay ready for family crises‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Should tragedy strike a Steel Warriors' family, the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery family care team wants to make sure the battalion can provide the best support possible to the family.

  • Free show draws thousands to MDW's Twilight Tattoo!

    May 16, 2013

    More than 3,000 visitors enjoyed beautiful weather and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's production of Twilight Tattoo Wednesday night, performed on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myers - Henderson Hall.

  • SMA Chandler presents gold medal to Southall

    May 16, 2013

    SMA Chandler presents gold medal to Southall

  • Soldiers get ethics, leadership lesson‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Ethics are defined as "standards by which one should act based on values." Soldiers serving in the Army live by a set of values summarized by the acronym L-D-R-S-H-I-P loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.

  • Leaders learn corrective training versus punishment

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Our office is routinely asked the question "is this considered corrective action or punishment?"

  • Trace Adkins tickets on sale May 17

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Tickets for the July 5 Trace Adkins concert will go on sale May 17 at both Adventure Travel offices, in the Welcome Center at 4700 Mow-Way Road and in Central Mall, and at EZ Go stores in Lawton. Tickets are also available online at www.sillmwr.com.

  • Motorcycle safety instructors prepare Fort Drum riders to drive on two wheels

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Twelve two-wheeled speed machines sat parked in the empty lot next to Clark Hall. The promise of spring floated in the air as 12 Soldiers approached with anticipation. Fort Drum's Command Safety Office offered its first Basic Rider Course on April 30 to May 3, marking the beginning of motorcycle riding season in the North Country.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers test their skills in Combatives Tournament

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Seventy service members competed May 7-9 in the seventh 10th Mountain Division (LI) Combatives Tournament at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Syracuse-area volleyball players thank Soldiers for service, experience soldiering for a day

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Behind the camouflage paint, body armor, and in some cases, even a sniper's ghillie suit, stands a Soldier who may have just graduated high school months before and who now is held to defend America's freedom. For female high school volleyball players of the Onondaga Volleyball Club, based in central New York, the opportunity to see Soldiers in action firsthand was a unique experience.

  • Season of Remembrance spotlight graphic

    May 16, 2013

    Season of Remembrance spotlight graphic

  • Fort Drum Soldiers compete in Mountain Spring Challenge

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Twenty-six two-man teams from across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum met last week in the cantonment area on post to compete in this year's Mountain Spring Challenge.

  • Ombudsman helps military community with medical issues

    May 16, 2013

    Beneficiaries looking for assistance with medical-related troubles should look no further than their local ombudsman.

  • Free show draws thousands to MDW's Twilight Tattoo!

    May 16, 2013

    More than 3,000 visitors enjoyed beautiful weather and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's production of Twilight Tattoo May 15; performed on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myers - Henderson Hall.

  • Sustainment soldier represents Army for Military Fatherhood Award

    May 16, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jorge Roman with 24th Ordnance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, has spent his life being a good example to his loved ones and his community. He's been a soldier for about 16 years, served several tours in Iraq and even served as a civilian police officer during a break in service. He takes care of his soldiers, his wife, and their three daughters, Issabelle, age 9, Alisa, age 8, and baby Christina, whom they welcomed into the world May 4. Still, this may be the first time his ability to set such a good example has received recognition on a national level.

  • Navy leaders say for wounded warriors, best yet to come

    May 16, 2013

    The biggest message everyone should take away from this week's Warrior Games is that "the best time in the lives of wounded warriors is still ahead," said a top Navy leader.

  • DoD Honors the Best in Military Communications

    May 16, 2013

    The best of the best in military communications were celebrated Friday afternoon during the DoD's annual Communicators of Excellence award ceremony.

  • Privatization of Army Lodging Begins at Fort Meade

    May 16, 2013

    Since 2009, the Army has been phasing control of lodging from the military to the InterContinental Hotel group. But recently, IHG has taken ownership of lodging at Fort Meade. The company, which now operates several facilities on post, will soon begin construction on a Candlewood Suites to replace the current lodging.

  • Fort Meade celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 16, 2013

    Ken Niumatalolo, head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy's football team, speaks during last week's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance. Niumatalolo, the first Samoan collegiate head football coach, discussed his childhood in Hawaii and previous and current coaching positions.

  • Runners overcome obstacles, mud during Mission Complete Race

    May 16, 2013

    The Mission Complete race, held at Franken Kaserne May 3, was a joint effort between the 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Camp Buehring soldiers compete in Soldier, NCO of the Quarter

    May 16, 2013

    Two soldiers were recognized by Command Sergeant Major Edison Rebuck, senior enlisted leader, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, as the brigade Noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Quarter, May 15, 2013.

  • Company C medics rough it during Role 2 field exercise

    May 16, 2013

    The "Charlie Med" Soldiers juggled their daily task of caring for the Soldiers of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division with a Role Two field training exercise, where they administered medical care from a tent, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 27 to May 6, 2013.

  • HAS students perform in 'end of year' program

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Where there is a beginning, there also is an end. That is the circle of our life. Before closing this year, the Humphreys American School hosted its end of the year performance May 9 near the front entrance of the Middle School. Due to expected inclement weather, the concert was moved one day earlier.

  • Sponsorship Coordinators ease Soldier transiton

    May 16, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Arriving to South Korea can be a challenging situation for incoming Soldiers, but the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is working hard to streamline the process. Soldiers transitioning to the 35th ADA received special attention from "Sponsorship Coordinators" at Osan Air Base, May 14. These dedicated sponsorship staff communicate with the incoming Soldiers to help ease the transition process, said Sgt. Austin White, one of the unit sponsorship coordinators.

  • Law Day mock trial

    May 16, 2013

    In observance of Law Day, May 1, the Camp Humphreys Legal Center conducted a mock trial featuring the Big Bad Wolf vs. the Three Little Pigs before a jury of children from the Child Development Center's Strong Beginnings class. Master Sgt. John Aretz held court while the "horse," otherwise knows at Capt. Joshua Dimkoff, testified against the Big Bad Wolf in a civil trial. Wolf was suing Curly Pig for damages, accusing Curly Pig of trying to boil him alive when he headed down the pig's chimney. The jury sided with Curly Pig .

  • Humphreys opens gates for Spring Fest 2013

    May 17, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys is hosting Spring Fest 2013, May 18, from noon -- 10 p.m., at Independence Park. This event will be open post and open to everyone. The USAG Humphreys, mission units and members of our local Korean community can participate to celebrate the arrival of spring and promote friendship and cross-cultural understanding by combining U.S. and Korean entertainment, food, games and sporting events.

  • Beartree Park just a short trip from Camp Humphreys

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As the weather starts to warm up and families are looking for a different place to take their children, they might want to look about 30 minutes down the road towards Cheonan for a visit to Beartree Park. Beartree Park is a place with something for just about everybody. Although the space in Chungcheongnam was built to honor the Manchurian Black Bear, it also highlights the delicate balance between man and nature.

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Jump from New Heights

    May 16, 2013

    IE SHIMA, Japan-- Members of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) took to the skies on May 3rd and conducted airborne proficiency training on Ie Shima Island, Japan. This training is a monthly event, but this was the first time the unit jumped from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey. While observing these trained professionals, it looked like another day at the office. The only difference is their office includes the whir of an engine and parachutes strapped to their backs.

  • Athletes succeed by working as family, sports psychologists say

    May 28, 2013

    All the physical fitness, practice and acquired skills won't ensure athletes succeed individually or as a team until they get the family functioning part right, say Army sports psychologists.

  • Today's apprentices, tomorrow's machinists of the finest weapon systems in the world

    May 30, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal machining apprentices are one step closer to becoming Department of the Army machinists as they presented their Capstone Project at a ceremony conducted this month at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. The Capstone Project is the culmination of their schooling and a demonstration of their machining skills they have acquired in the four-year apprentice program.

  • Research center partnership trail leads to Puerto Rico

    May 16, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 16, 2013) -- Doug Felker knows excellence when he sees it, and he sees it in the engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Faces of the Force: Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman

    May 15, 2013

    From logistician to contracting officer, Master Sgt. Perryman's drive is fueled by her passion to take care of Soldiers--providing them what they need, when they need it to accomplish the mission at hand. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Bronco Rumble take Schofield by storm

    May 15, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- For two weeks, you could hear them training, and depending on where you lived, your house may have been shaking.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Fort Riley, Kansas

    May 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visits Soldiers, Civilians and family members of the 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas, May 14, 2013.

  • Military Police in Japan recognize National Police Week

    May 15, 2013

    KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan-- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from military police units on Okinawa participated in a Defender's Challenge competition May 14th on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • Consumer official briefs troops

    May 15, 2013

    Feds stand ready to help servicemembers with consumer financial woes.

  • 101st CAB Soldiers return home to Families

    May 15, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., May 15, 2013 -- Approximately 250 Soldiers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 14, 2013. Soldiers were reunited with their families after the successful completion of a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The ceremony was held to welcome approximately 260 Soldiers returning home from Afghanistan after completing a nine-month mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Soldiers were from across the brigade and included mechanics, pilots, crew chiefs and support personnel. "You've gone downrange and taken care of yourselves, and each other," said Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, acting senior commander, 101st Airborne Division. "You can now add your families to that list."

  • UH-60 Black Hawk

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    An U.S. Army crew chief, right, with Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade stands watch while a passenger exits a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Dec. 3, 2012, at Bagram Air Field in Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan/Released)

  • UH-60 Black Hawk

    Nov 30, -0001

    A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter is parked at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan/Released)

  • ACC NewsBlast

    May 15, 2013

    This week's edition of the ACC NewsBlast

  • Currahees emphasize Motorcycle Safety Awareness

    May 15, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky--Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participated in a 4th BCT Motorcycle Safety Awareness class as part of the brigade's observance of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, May 15, 2013 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Signal Soldiers honored as best in Pacific

    Aug 26, 2013

    Eight Soldiers from across the Pacific contended for the titles of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during the annual NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition held here May 2-8.

  • Shooter continues to work on new stance amidst struggles

    May 16, 2013

    Every athlete goes through slumps; it just so happens Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, a four-time Olympian with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is going through his at the right time.

  • Army's Regional Hub Node supports early communications in Sandy relief effort

    May 15, 2013

    When the National Guard and first responders first hit the scene in the devastating wake of Hurricane Sandy, they relied on the Army network's Regional Hub Nodes (RHNs) to help them communicate in a new way.

  • Soldiers complete sweep of Armed Forces Volleyball

    May 16, 2013

    The All-Army men's and women's teams won gold medals at the 2013 Armed Forces Volleyball Championships, held May 8-12, 2013, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

  • Shorthanded WHINSEC grinds out victory

    May 15, 2013

    Playing on a regulation-size soccer field with 11 players is a challenge in itself, but in a six-player format, a 40-yard field, and 29 minutes remaining on the clock, WHINSEC team captain Carlos Mora said he couldn't believe his team held on for a 1-0 win.

  • More than 100 compete in Reverse Sprint Triathlon

    May 15, 2013

    More than 100 triathletes took to the streets of Fort Benning Saturday for the annual Reverse Sprint Triathlon, which consisted of a 5K run, 20K bike ride and 550-meter swim.

  • Introducing Army Medicine's Secure Messaging Service

    May 15, 2013

    Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS), powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, any time of day. It allows you to communicate with your doctor through secure email about non-urgent healthcare matters, so your doctor or another care team member can respond during business hours.

  • Evans eliminates Hawks with walk off

    May 15, 2013

    A walk-off single by Colin Dominy sent Evans High School to the Class AAAAA quarterfinals with a 7-6 victory over Hardaway in the deciding second-round Game 3.

  • Redeployment Award Ceremony

    May 15, 2013

    B-roll of MG James C. McConville, Regional Command, East Afghanistan Commander, presents members of the 4th Brigade 1st Armored Division, and 4th Brigade 101st Airborne Division, Security Force Assistance Advisory Teams with deployment awards on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Thunder. The 4/1 AD team members acted as advisors for the Afghan National Army 203rd Thunder Corp during their deployment. Produced by Staff Sgt. Jacqueline Fitzgerald. Also available in high definition

  • Command welcomes new Deputy, who recieves significant award

    May 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL (May 13, 2013) -- Deputy to the Commanding General, United States Army Aviation Missile Command (AMCOM), Ms. Mary "Cathy" Dickens received the Award for Exceptional Civilian Service today in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Center.

  • Fighting for a dream:Soldier pursues quest for Olympic gold

    May 17, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Many people dream of being an elite athlete, to compete at a level that only a chosen few will ever see. They sacrifice countless hours of hard work, maintain extreme diets and risk grave injury, all in an effort to live that dream. They do so with the knowledge that there are no guarantees of success.

  • SMRC-IND Team Conducts Annual Training

    May 15, 2013

    The USAMMDA Division of Investigational New Drugs for Force Health Protection partnered with TATRC to conduct the SMRC-IND team's annual training exercise at Fort Detrick, Md., on April 25 to prepare for potential deployment of IND protocols and subject matter expertise.

  • USAMRMC Meets with Royal Thai Army Delegation

    May 15, 2013

    Brig. Gen. (P) Joseph Caravalho Jr., U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick (Md.) commanding general, met with Lt. Gen. Phanuvich Pumhirun, M.D., Surgeon General of the Royal Thai Army and Medical Field Service School commanding general, along with a delegation of Royal Thai Army leadership officials at USAMRMC Headquarters May 14.

  • Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha - 2013 Army Birthday greeting

    May 15, 2013

    Former Staff Sgt. Clint Romesha, recipient of the Medal of Honor, talks about supporting the Army and celebrating the 238th Army birthday.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • Natick Soldier makes impressive marathon debut in tribute to Boston victims

    May 17, 2013

    Running as a tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, Maj. Owen Hill of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine made a memorable marathon debut of his own on Mother's Day.

  • Army researchers improve translation of U.S. -- Korean documents

    May 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 15, 2013) -- Joint exercises across the globe require U.S. Soldiers to communicate with armed forces who speak different languages.

  • RDECOM shows off latest Army technology at Armed Forces Day

    May 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Local students, military veterans and APG community members inspected and explored the Army's latest advancements in protective masks, body armor, ballistics protection and renewable energy at Armed Forces Day May 15.

  • Purple Heart Ceremony B-Roll

    May 15, 2013

    B-roll of 1st Lt John Mandrafina receiving the Purple Heart Medal from Col. William Benson during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Tagab in Kapisa Province on 04 May, 2013.

  • Asian, Pacific Island heritage to be observed May 23

    May 15, 2013

    May recognizes the achievements and history of Asian Pacific Americans. In celebration of those achievements, Fort Benning will observe Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage at 11 a.m. May 23 in Derby Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • ANA Corps commander inspects troops' living conditions

    May 15, 2013

    Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali (center), commander, 203rd "Thunder" Corps, visits Combat Outpost Soltan Kheyl, May 9, 2013, to conduct a key leader engagement with ANA Lt. Col. Mohammad Alam, commander, 3rd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps. Yaftali also took the time to inspect the troops' living conditions at the outpost. As the ANA completes the transition to being fully responsibility for the nation's security, the welfare of the Afghan soldier is a top priority for Yaftali and the rest of 203rd Corps leadership. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Amber McCarty, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Armed Forces celebrate in Puerto Rico

    May 15, 2013

    Hundreds of service members assigned to military units in Puerto Rico celebrated the Armed Forces Day, by participating in a 2.5 Mile Run around the Fort Buchanan, 15 May.

  • Religious Support Team provides resources for Soldiers

    May 15, 2013

    The smell of freshly-popped popcorn floats down a hallway at Forward Operating Base Xio Haq. Its not coming from the Morale Welfare and Recreation building, but from the Religious Support Team's office. The offer of free popcorn and candy creates opportunities for dialogue with the troops and a chance for Soldiers to share what's on their mind.

  • Annual car, motorcycle show returns

    May 15, 2013

    The 3rd annual Classic Car and Truck Show, hosted by the Sergeant's Major Association is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Stryker ECP program receives approval to move forward

    May 20, 2013

    The Stryker program received approval to proceed with phase two of its Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) from the Army Systems Acquisition Requirements Council (ASARC) in April.

  • Freedom Shrine rededicated at Faith

    May 15, 2013

    The Exchange Club of North Columbus made a visit to Faith Middle School May 8 to rededicate a Freedom Shrine for the school.

  • Post carnival celebrates military Families

    May 15, 2013

  • Odierno tells Fort Riley, 1st ID: 'We have to do more'

    May 16, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno conducted several engagements with 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and family members at Fort Riley, Kan., May 14, 2013.

  • Education center helps Soldiers access benefits

    May 15, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Benning and across the Army have the opportunity to further their educations, as the Army offers numerous educational benefits and opportunities to Soldiers, Family members and veterans.

  • Best in Army food service honored

    May 15, 2013

    The winning units for the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components.

  • New NSSC senior commander introduced to media

    May 16, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes, the new senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, met with local media during a May 14 news conference at Grant Conference Center.

  • Vehicles to serve as reminder of MRAP legacy

    May 15, 2013

    Fort Benning recently became home to a new piece of armored warfare history, as three Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles were delivered to the armor restoration shop on Sand Hill last month.

  • Army additive manufacturing brings concepts to life with 3D imaging

    May 28, 2013

    Additive Manufacturing technology has gained notoriety due to its ability to reproduce everything from critical gun parts with full functionality, to exact replicas of children's toys. Three-dimensional printing has even made an appearance in recent pop music videos, transporting viewers through a seemingly futuristic odyssey to clone a high-tech version of will.i.am.

  • 443rd Transportation Company participate in Phillip A. Connelly Awards program

    May 15, 2013

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 443rd Transportation Company, 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command, participate in the Phillip A. Connelly Awards.

  • Grenade Assault Course

    May 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, take advantage of their time at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., to train on the post's Grenade Assault Course.

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