Archive: Jun 2013

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  • Fort Carson engineers case colors

    Jun 6, 2013

    Two companies from Fort Carson's 4th Engineer Battalion cased their colors May 31 in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • QLLEX 2013 Food Service

    Jun 6, 2013

    Originally designed as a petroleum exercise, QLLEX has become much more over the years and currently no other other CONUS-based exercise provides such a broad suite of real-world training opportunities for soldiers. QLLEX is a multicomponent exercise that challenges Quartermaster soldiers with real-time operations under combat operations and tempo.

  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle maintenance course graduates first female Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2013

    The first five female Soldiers to become Bradley Fighting Vehicle maintainers graduated May 31, 2013, on Harmony Church at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Fort Campbell air warriors light up Oklahoma sky with C-RAM

    Jun 7, 2013

    Sixty air defenders from B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, from Fort Campbell, Ky., participated in a C-RAM live fire as part of their six-week predeployment certification.

  • Fort Sill selects Army-Ten Miler teams

    Jun 6, 2013

  • 82nd - Key partner in Air Force Exercise

    Jun 6, 2013

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Airborne Command Posts from the 82nd Airborne Division and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division participated in an Air Force exercise involving more than 50 aircraft on May 31, 2013. The Joint Forces Exercise-Vulnerability was initiated at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. and concluded at Nellis Air Force Base. This exercise tested the ability to conduct joint planning, mission command, and other unique capabilities of both Army and Air Force command and control systems while aboard aircraft en route to a tactical objective.

  • Leave sharing program allows employees to help co-workers

    Jun 6, 2013

    The Voluntary Leave Transfer Program or VLTP, allows Army civilian employees who have a medical emergency to receive annual leave transferred directly from other employees, either at Fort Sill or elsewhere in the military and federal employee system.

  • Giving the gift of life

    Jun 6, 2013

    The community steps up during a recent blood drive

  • Basic Combat Training Soldiers become U.S. Citizens

    Jun 6, 2013

    Forty-five Basic Combat Training Soldiers took a major step toward defending the American way of life when they became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony May 30, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Members of 742nd MI trained to better care for one another in event of tragedy

    Jun 6, 2013

    The 742nd Military Intelligence battalion, 704th MI Brigade, established a Casualty Response recently. A CARE team is a group of Soldiers and civilian volunteers trained to assist families in the event of the death or serious injury of a Soldier.

  • Army Ten-Miler Opens Online Transfer Program

    Jun 6, 2013

    After another record breaking sell-out year, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) will open its Online Transfer Program on June 1. Runners who missed the initial registration still have a chance to get in the race.

  • Fire destroys two Fort Meade homes, damages two others

    Jun 6, 2013

    Fort Meade fire and emergency teams responded to a two-alarm fire Sunday evening that destroyed two homes and damaged two others in the Potomac Place neighborhood.

  • VHS students learn to lead

    Jun 6, 2013

    As part of Leadership Day, students gain experience from challenges and VIPs

  • A point from Dad: Hard work results in success for military teen, Carthage varsity wrestler

    Jun 6, 2013

    In the Carthage Central High School wrestling practice room, there is a sign that reads, "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

  • The Infamous Sucker Hole

    Aug 14, 2013

    In early summer of 2011, our flight company was tasked with a two-part service mission. The first part required us to airlift an infantry unit based at Camp Dawson, W. Va., to Fort A. P. Hill, Va., for a three-day field training exercise.

  • 3-85 Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion welcomes new leader

    Jun 6, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- With fellow commanders, command sergeants major, Family and friends looking on, Lt. Col. Todd E. Bajakian assumed command of 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Battalion, from Lt. Col. Celia FlorCruz during a ceremony Friday at Sexton Field.

  • Sgt. Maj. Kamakahi-Watson appointed Schweinfurt command sergeant major

    Jun 6, 2013

    Col. Kelly Lawler passes the traditional non-commissioned officer sword to incoming command sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Thao Kamakahi- Watson, at a change of responsibility ceremony June 4. Command Sgt. Major Eric Gordon, background, relinquished his position after having served the position for nearly three years.

  • Students present a living museum

    Jun 6, 2013

    For Time Traveler Fest, students give community an ancient history experience

  • Community celebrates Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 6, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- During this year's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance, held May 29 at the Commons, Fort Drum celebrated the unique and proud Polynesian people through memory, song and dance. The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Equal Opportunity Office hosted the event.

  • Watervliet manufacturing adds nearly 50K hours of new work in last 30 days

    Jun 10, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With last week's announcement that it received a $5.1 million contract to provide General Dynamics Land Systems Division (GDLS) with 50 Stryker Mobile Gun System 105mm cannons, the arsenal has in 30 days added nearly 50,000 hours of new work to its production schedule.

  • Joint, realistic training reinforces total Army concept

    Jun 6, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Soldiers from the First Army Division East and 10th Mountain Division (LI) recently teamed up to provide realistic and relevant training for Provincial Reconstruction Teams during their culminating training exercise here.

  • Big summer events off-post in Schweinfurt

    Jun 6, 2013

    Schweinfurt and the surrounding area offers wine fests, volksfests, music concerts and much more. Here is the short list of big summer events off-post sure to draw envy from those not living in Schweinfurt.

  • Afghan engineers work with coalition advisers to reinforce Pir Kowti Valley

    Jun 6, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army engineers and coalition force advisers are working hard in the Pir Kowti Valley, turning a Taliban stronghold used as a supply route from Pakistan into Paktika into a stable area with a strong Afghan security force presence.

  • Afghan National Army fights for peace in Afghanistan

    Jun 6, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 3, 2013) -- At first glance, the Kushamond district of Pakitika Province, Afghanistan, seems like quiet farm land, rippled with rolling hills and small quaint villages speckled with adobe homes. Villages named Fazilra, Hamalman, Panagir and Choray link this area of Kushamond together. Farmers cultivating crops, children playing soccer and women tending to daily chores are common scenes. This is their life, their land and their homes.

  • 1ABCT returning champs take on DDC soccer team

    Jun 7, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- With the radiance of the sun on full display, and the temperature near perfect, spirits were high as mother nature's approval of this friendly soccer match was evident.

  • Command uncases colors at new headquarters

    Jun 7, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe officially transferred from Heidelberg to Sembach during an uncasing of the unit colors at its new headquarters on Sembach Kaserne.

  • Echo Garryowen

    Jun 7, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea--Although the name Garryowen is known across the Army, Soldiers at Camp Hovey, South Korea, know it can take an unexpected form.

  • Iron soldiers use next generation equipment

    Jun 7, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- As the soldiers looked to their compasses for an azimuth, what they saw was the Army heading in the right direction. Mats were unrolled and giant "beach balls" were inflated, along with the fascination of those who witnessed it. Witness to the saying "good things come in small packages," the soldiers watched the contents of a box the size of carry-on luggage transform into a fully operational satellite.

  • Instead of watching grass grow, now you can do something about it

    Jun 6, 2013

    With an exceptionally rainy spring preceding the coming summer months, lawns are primed to grow quickly. Though the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach cannot directly provide lawn maintenance, it is ready to support keeping communities clean and kempt.

  • Reuse center saves thousands of Army dollars

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A small logistics agency offers the Army community a huge service and has saved about $300,000 in operational costs by employing an age-old practice. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Directorate of Logistics, Hazardous Material Reuse Center maintains a list of hazardous and nonhazardous materiel items and recycles them for free to units participating in the Hazardous Materials Management Program.

  • Ansbach celebrates culture, heritage, contributions of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 6, 2013

    In celebration of May being Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 412th Aviation Support Battalion and the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Equal Opportunity office held an observance ceremony at Katterbach Physical Fitness Center May 31.

  • Monte Kali: Strengthening military partnerships while honing marksmanship skills

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ask Sgt. 1st Class Rodney Farley how to say "lock and load" in English, German, Spanish and Italian, and he can tell you. As the safety officer at the M-16 range at the Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Farley had to know a list of range commands in a variety of languages to make sure all the Soldiers understood what he was saying.

  • Volunteer wins commissary shopping spree

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the seconds counted down, Diane Botill took off on a fast warm-up lap through the Wiesbaden Commissary. Then it was time for the start, and as Army Community Service and Commissary staff members shouted, "three-two-one," this year's shopping spree winner sprinted off to fill as many shopping carts as possible in two minutes.

  • Volunteer efforts enhance quality of life in Wiesbaden military community

    Jun 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's hard to measure the tremendous contributions volunteers make to enhance a community's overall quality of life. But judging from the more than $1.6 million saved by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden thanks to volunteers, it's easy to get an idea of the immense value they add.

  • Wiesbaden Soldiers, civilians play on German semi-pro football team

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Although the National Football League's season drew to a close more than three months ago, American football fans will be happy to hear the German Football League's season recently started and runs through October. Better yet, the league's Wiesbaden Phantoms hold their home games at the Helmut Schön Sportpark, which is across the road from the Hainerberg Shopping Center and next to the Brita Arena - easy walking distance for many in the Wiesbaden military community.

  • A smarter way of doing things

    Jun 6, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 21, 2013) -- When pipes break and faucets leak, you would normally just call a local plumber. But what if you were miles away from everything, on a hilltop in Afghanistan? Well, then you would call the Theater Engineer Brigade, Joint Task Force Triple Nickel.

  • KATUSAs Return After 30 years

    Jun 5, 2013

    Seven KATUSAs return to Carius Dental Clinic, Yongsan after 30 years

  • Father of fallen Fort Drum hero inspires country song 'I Drive Your Truck'

    Sep 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Lee Brice's country hit "I Drive Your Truck" comes over the radio this summer, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers can take pride in knowing the song honors the memory and Gold Star father of one of their fallen comrades.

  • White Falcons conduct chemical environment training

    Jun 5, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division tested their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environment skills March 30, 2013 at the CBRN training site. Although many Soldiers will remember the gas chamber from Basic Combat Training in which they were required to test the seal of their protective mask before removing it and enduring the painful chemical burn in their eyes and throat, few have had the opportunity to train as thoroughly as the "White Falcons."

  • National Guard Bureau Chief visits BAMC

    Jun 5, 2013

  • Wounded Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Jun 5, 2013

  • Message to the Army Contracting Workforce: Sexual Assault and Harassment

    Jun 13, 2013

    Video messages from ACC and ECC senior leaders to the workforce regarding sexual assault and harassment.

  • OSBP helps small business with contracting opportunities

    Jun 5, 2013

    With more than 100 years of collective contracting and acquisition experience, the Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs staff spends its days matching small businesses with contracting opportunities around the world.

  • Family sets an example, pursues higher education

    Jun 5, 2013

    For inspiration, Jamal Cummins doesn't have to look far when it comes to educational heroes.

  • Spotlight on...Sonja J. Ablola

    Jun 5, 2013

    Sonja J. Ablola enjoys fast pace of deployed life

  • ACC NewsBlast June 5, 2013

    Jun 5, 2013

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

  • Burcham becomes first female General Officer on the Mississippi River Commission

    Jun 5, 2013

    Brigadier General Margaret W. Burcham was officially appointed as a member of the Mississippi River Commission by President Barack Obama May 28, 2013. Burcham is the first female general officer to be appointed to the commission.

  • 1st TSC Soldiers train on postal operations

    Jun 5, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Members of the 14th Human Resources Support Command, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted an advanced postal operations course held at the Postal Training Center, here. Two instructors from the Inter-service Postal Training Activity of Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C. came to Fort Bragg to teach the four-week course that concluded May 16. The course was open to all postal and human resource specialists assigned to Fort Bragg.

  • Army officer wins 2013 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship

    Jun 7, 2013

    Capt. Nicholas Sterghos of Fort Hood, Texas, won the men's division of the 2013 Armed Forces Triathlon Championships at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., June 1, 2013

  • Sgt. James Gilman - 238th Army Birthday

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. James Gilman, an MP assigned to the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, discusses the importance of military leadership and mentorship in honor of the U.S. Army's 238th Birthday.

  • Maintaineers hold third blood drive in fical year

    Jun 11, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, in conjunction with the Red Cross, held a blood drive May 30, 2013 at Fort Campbell, Ky. This marks the third blood drive held by the 801st BSB " Maintaineers" this fiscal year but the first since the 4th BCT "Currahees" have deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Civilian employees: Safety starts with me

    Jun 5, 2013

    National Safety Month is an excellent opportunity for leaders and supervisors to place special emphasis on preserving the health and wellness of their Department of the Army Civilian workforce.

  • CASCOM leader development focuses on sexual misconduct prevention

    Jun 5, 2013

    As the commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, the top priority of Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, as well as the Army, is preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment. One of the avenues he has taken to spread the word is through leader professional development sessions.

  • New executive takes reins of aviation engineering team

    Jun 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 5, 2013) -- Jeff Langhout is new to the Senior Executive Service, but he's no stranger to Army aviation.

  • Protect yourselves from tick bites this season

    Jun 6, 2013

    Civilian furloughs are not the only side effect of sequestration. Individuals living and working on Installation Management Command installations may notice that the grass is a little higher than normal in some areas. Army operation and maintenance accounts have been reduced and as a result, mowing operations have also been reduced at many posts. What represents a lessened workload for public works employees creates abundant employment for some on-post residents--the ones with eight legs and the potential to cause serious human and animal disease.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers can opt for reduced-age retirement

    Jun 6, 2013

    More reserve-component Soldiers are now eligible to receive retirement pay before they reach age 60, if they meet certain criteria and choose to do so voluntarily.

  • Army Seeks Industry Input on the Future of Small Arms Fire Control

    Jun 5, 2013

    On June 27, Project Manager Soldier Weapons will be hosting its first Small Arms Fire Control (SAFC) Industry Day at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to see just how far fire control technology has come, and how far it has to go before landing in the hands of Soldiers. Invitations to the industry day will be extended only to those organizations that successfully document their small arms fire control research and development efforts. Detailed submission requirements are posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website under solicitation number W15QKN13ZE003. Responses are requested by June 10.

  • 85th Support Command celebrates Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 5, 2013

    Members of the 85th Support Command, which is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Chicago, held a cake-cutting ceremony, June 1, 2013, in honor of the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • Army honors sergeant as its 'top engineer Soldier' for service with U.S. Army Europe

    Jun 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- This year's Engineer Soldier of the Year for the active Army is a sergeant who earned the award for his service with U.S. Army Europe.

  • Detroit Arsenal Associates Remember the Holocaust

    Jun 5, 2013

  • JROTC cadets organize memorial run, exceed expectations

    Jun 6, 2013

    When four Soldiers -- 1st Lt. Stephen "Chase" Prasnicki, Sgt. 1st Class Kevin E. Lipari, Sgt. Enrique Mondragon and Cpl. Darrion Hicks -- lost their lives in service of their country, the garrison's 15th JROTC Battalion was quick to create an event to properly honor the lives and service of these fallen warriors.

  • 101st Airborne Division Names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Aug 19, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) named its NCO and Soldier of the Year, during a ceremony June 3, at Fort Cambpell, Ky. After a unique and tough 34-hour competition, Sgt. Jose L. Orozco and Spc. Jonathan D. Gragert scored the top overall performances while pitted against some of the best Soldiers of the 101st.

  • U.S. Army Europe unit recognized as Army's 'top engineers'

    Jun 5, 2013

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe's 42nd Clearance Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, was recognized as the top engineer unit in the Army at a ceremony here May 16.

  • Jess Penner headlines Night at the Lake

    Jun 24, 2013

    Jess Penner and her band will entertain the crowd at Engineer Lake during the fourth annual Night at the Lake event June 14 at 7 p.m.

  • Something for everyone at USAG Bamberg's community health fair

    Jun 5, 2013

    Third graders from Bamberg Elementary School learned how to properly brush their teeth at the Bamberg Community Health Fair May 31 at the Freedom Fitness Facility.

  • Watervliet receives multimillion dollar mortar contract, its second in 30 days

    Jun 5, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced today that it received a $6.9 million contract to provide 600 60mm mortar barrels for the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This is the second multimillion dollar contract awarded to the arsenal in the last 30 days, said Bruce Pienkoski, the Arsenal's program manager for mortars. On May 9, the arsenal announced that it received a $9.3 million contract to provide 500 60mm mortar bipods also for TACOM.

  • Hiding in plain sight

    Jun 5, 2013

    Experts say leaving valuables in sight in vehicles invites thieves

  • Regular check-ups essential for men's health

    Jun 5, 2013

    Putting off 'tune-ups' can hurt overall performance

  • Hohenfels NCO saves life of local German man

    Jun 6, 2013

    A Hohenfels non-commissioned officer's heroic actions saved the life of a German citizen who suffered critical injuries in a motorcycle accident near the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Germany.

  • Bavaria is perfect place for vacation of peacefully pedaling

    Jun 5, 2013

    While many looking for a getaway this summer may be asking travel agencies for package deals to crowded beach resorts or booking discount airline tickets to out-of-the-way airports, they are overlooking a hidden gem of a vacation right here in Germany: a self-guided bicycle tour.

  • Many big summer events happen off-post at Schweinfurt

    Jun 5, 2013

    Throughout the summer there are several big events that Soldiers, civilians and family members can experience and enjoy. Here are a few events that will make those not here in Schweinfurt envious.

  • Schweinfurt staff no match against middle school students

    Jun 5, 2013

    Six adult community members competed against some of the brightest fifth- and sixth-graders from Schweinfurt Elementary/Middle School May 24 in a trivia game based on a popular quiz game show called "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?".

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - The Army on Okinawa celebrates cultural diversity

    Nov 30, -0001

    An Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month recognition ceremony was held May 30 here at the Keystone Theater. This ceremony highlighted the traditions of many Asian and Pacific cultures and included a number of performances from, Hawaiian and Filipino traditional artists, the Amelia Earhart Elementary School Taiko Drummers and students from Kadena High School.

  • Afghan squadron partners with 10th CAB

    Jun 5, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan (May 29, 2013) -- The new Afghan Air Force, formed in June 2010, currently has approximately 60 Mi-17 transport helicopters and half a dozen Mi-35 attack helicopters. These crucial assets are spread throughout three AAF Wings located in Kabul, Kandahar, and Shindand.

  • Cut-resistant safety gloves lower risk of onsite injury

    Jun 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 5, 2013) -- When Phil Rice, a chemical engineering technician at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center, tests and replaces filter systems at APG buildings.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Jeffrey S. Harley

    Jun 5, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Jeffrey S. Harley

  • US Army Pacific Commanding General Retires

    Jun 5, 2013

    United States Army, Pacific Commanding General Lt. Gen. Francis "Frank" J. Wiercinski was officially honored at a retirement and Flying V ceremony June 4 on historic Palm Circle.

  • Casey Main wins top Army Award

    Jun 5, 2013

    Oriental Garden takes Connelly Award as best dining facility of its type.

  • Memorial Day observed at Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery

    Jun 4, 2013

    Reminders of America's history of sacrifice were voiced at Memorial Day ceremonies, here, and throughout the nation, May 27.

  • Conservation of post water is necessary on post, island

    Jun 4, 2013

    Between daily use of toilets, showers, washing machines, dishwashers, and bathroom and kitchen faucets, we take the steady supply of clean freshwater for granted -- until it runs out.

  • Communication 'Heart Camp' offers military families scholarships

    Jun 4, 2013

    When parents and children are struggling with each other, neither is getting their needs met.

  • Westphal awards Purple Heart medals to Soldiers wounded in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 6, 2013

    Sgt. Joseph Moore, Pfc. Steven Bergen and Staff Sgt. Jose Canales received Purple Heart Medals from Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a ceremony, May 31, 2013, on Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan.

  • Learning about EFMP is essential for all Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    Staff Sgt. "Kilroy" reflected on when he learned the importance of registering his family with the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP.

  • Hawaii museums offer free summer military admission

    Jun 4, 2013

    The Honolulu Museum of Art has announced that for the fourth year it is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

  • Work group promotes healthy behaviors

    Jun 4, 2013

    Most organizations hire, promote, and retain people for the "software" in their minds, all that intelligence, wisdom and genius that resides between the ears. However, that software will simply lie dormant unless it's properly powered up by Activity, Nutrition and Sleep (ANS).

  • Garrison trains for hurricane season with HUREX

    Jun 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be conducting its annual hurricane exercise called Makani Pahili, meaning "Strong Winds," from May 29-June 6.

  • From the Frontline of War to a Transforming System for Health, MSC Leading the way

    Jun 4, 2013

    "The Medical Service Corps (MSC) is leading the effort to transform Army Medicine from a healthcare system to a system for health through our strategic plan," says Brig. Gen. Dennis D. Doyle. "Our leaders are coaching the workforce about the importance of making wise health choices within their lifespace and by ensuring an appropriate balance of Activity, Nutrition, and Sleep."

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 5, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • Celebrating the United States Army's 238th Birthday

    Jun 4, 2013

    Two-hundred and thirty-eight years ago, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army, beginning a rich heritage of successfully defending this great country and her citizens. America's greatest generations are built on the strength of America's strongest citizens -- U.S. Soldiers. Today, we celebrate the continued honor, loyalty and bravery of our Soldiers in this noble calling.

  • America's Leading Veterinary Medical Team Celebrates 97 years of service

    Jun 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Veterinary Corps was formally established by an Act of Congress on June 3, 1916. However, recognition of the need for veterinary expertise had been evolving since 1776 when General Washington directed that a "regiment of horse with a farrier" be raised. For more than 97 years, the Veterinary Corps has led the way in the development of nationally recognized education and training programs as well as innovative programs that focus on research and development, animal disease and injury prevention, veterinary pathology, and public health.

  • Video: Combat engineers demonstrate their skills at Ardent Sentry

    Jun 5, 2013

    The 316th Engineer Company along with a squad of Soldiers from the 766th Engineer Company out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have trained alongside their Army National Guard counterparts, as well as members of the AiThe 316th Engineer Company along with a squad of Soldiers from the 766th Engineer Company out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., have trained alongside their Army National Guard counterparts, as well as members of the Air National Guard and civilian first responders during the Ardent Sentry training exercise, May 17-22, 2013 at Camp Blanding, Fla. r National Guard and civilian first responders during the Ardent Sentry training exercise, May 17-22, 2013 at Camp Blanding, Fla.

  • MEDCOM and "Ready Army" Program Prepare Families for Active Storm Season

    Jun 4, 2013

    The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, while the eastern Pacific hurricane season began May 15th. The U.S. hurricane season ends November 30th.

  • The Safety Gamble

    Aug 14, 2013

    After the nationwide frenzy surrounding last month's gigantic Powerball jackpot, I started thinking about odds. The average American stands a one in nearly 176,000,000 -- that's 176 million -- shot of winning any Powerball drawing within his or her lifetime. Yet countless people, including Soldiers and Family members, flock to convenience stores and other lottery outlets week after week, believing they'll pick the lucky numbers. What's puzzling to me, though, is that even while holding on to this far-flung hope, many think an accident could never happen to them.

  • 'Mustangs' tread, train, learn on Louisiana soil

    Jun 4, 2013

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers with Company D, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted dismounted patrol operations training at the Joint Readiness Training Center here, May 8, in preparation for their scheduled deployment to Afghanistan.

  • A First: Civilian Takes Lead at Milan AAP

    Jun 4, 2013

    Civilian takes lead at Milan Army Ammunition Plant

  • 5th AR cross-trains active-duty MPs into corrections field

    Jun 4, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- With the Army's increased demand for corrections specialists, many military police are cross-training into the corrections field. Last month, Soldiers in the 551st Military Police Company from Fort Campbell, Ky., were introduced to the world of detainee operations by members of 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West.

  • UPDATE: Breach confirmed on Consolidated North County Levee

    Jun 4, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (June 4, 2013) -- A levee breach occurred at approximately noon today on the Consolidated North County levee near West Alton, Mo.

  • Odierno: Sexual assault, harassment cannot be tolerated in Army

    Jun 12, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno says sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Army are serious problems that the Army is vigorously addressing.

  • First shooting match at range in half-century produces badges for 5th AR Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    DONA ANA RANGE, N.M. -- After a decades-long lull, Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warhawg, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, recently held the first excellence-in-competition shooting match here in 50 years.

  • Only mobilized Va. National Guard unit serving war effort trains for Afghan convoy duty

    Jun 4, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- To get ready to work with their Afghan counterparts delivering supplies throughout the country, the Virginia National Guard's 1710th Transportation Company finished its Culminating Training Event here recently.

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