Archive: Jun 2013

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  • Wounded warrior benefits from Warrior Transition Unit, Joint Multinational Training Command partners

    Jul 8, 2013

    Those who know Staff Sgt. Ely Chagoya describe him as a hard worker and kind soul, an all around "good guy".

  • USACE Galveston District to host public meetings on proposed changes to GIWW permit setback policy

    Jun 24, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 24, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will host three public meetings in July to seek input on the proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Franconian News for June 10 through 14

    Jun 24, 2013

    News stories in the Franconian News, the news source for U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, for June 10 through 14 include a motorcycle rally between garrisons, a recognition of USAG Ansbach volunteers, directions on how Bamberg and Ansbach can get to Sesame Street and a final conversation with CSM Gordon.

  • 109th RSG conducts command and control at Camp Guernsey

    Jun 24, 2013

    The 109th Regional Support Group conducted command and control operations at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., as part of the Golden Coyote training exercise.

  • Mekong River Commission members visit Nashville District

    Jun 24, 2013

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 19, 2013 -- Eleven members of the Mekong River Commission were briefed on how management of operations on the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers affect Mississippi River operations during their June 18-19, 2013 visit to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

  • U.S. Army Europe welcomes new Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations

    Jun 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Brig. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, to Wiesbaden, Germany, June 24, 2013.

  • 202nd MP Group, 1002nd MP Battalion inactivate, case colors

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 202nd Military Police Group (Criminal Investigations Division) and 1002nd Military Police Battalion (CID) inactivated during a ceremony at the Noncommissioned Officer Field on Daenner Kaserne, June 21.

  • Grafenwoehr prepares leaders to combat sexual assault

    Jun 24, 2013

    In the Joint Multinational Training Command, or JMTC, footprint, one sexual assault case is tried every three weeks, according to Capt. Vincent Ongjoco, JMTC senior trial counsel. Ongjoco explained the assault statistics during a Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, leadership brief in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Remembering the Battle of Chipyong-ni

    Jun 24, 2013

    Over 290 personnel attended the annual Chipyong-ni memorial ceremony to show their respect in remembrance of their fallen comrades. Gone but not forgotten, the Chipyong-ni ceremony highlights a time when brave men from different nations congregate and remember a time where bravery, hard work and dedication proved that the Chinese were no match for them.

  • Spouse sets sights on Ms. Fit

    Jun 25, 2013

    Less than a year after beginning weight training, Justine Molton is gearing up for her first bodybuilding competition.

  • 202nd MP Group, 1002nd MP Bn. inactivate, case colors

    Jun 24, 2013

    The 202nd Military Police Group (Criminal Investigations Division) and 1002nd Military Police Battalion (CID) inactivated during a ceremony at the Noncommissioned Officer Field at Daenner Kaserne June 21.

  • Cadets test abilities at Leadership Challenge

    Jun 24, 2013

    JROTC cadets from around Europe build camaraderie during weeklong camp

  • Ride to remember

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Harsh jeers from the seasoned spur holders echoed as they steadily paced through the ranks of exhausted candidates. The start of day three left the Soldiers with little recovery time as they headed out on a 12-mile ruck march.

  • Down Home Transportation Company

    Jun 24, 2013

    As the only transportation company in Regional Command-North (RC-N) and nearly a couple months away from completing their deployment in Afghanistan, a special group of tight-knit Soldiers drive on as they continue to conduct convoy escort team (CET) missions.

  • German troops host range for MNBG-E

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers across Multinational Battle Group-East participated in a German-hosted range event June 17 that gave all soldiers the opportunity to familiarize on German weapons in preparation for the German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency.

  • US Army Garrison Japan presented Army Communities of Excellence silver award

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 24, 2013) -- Installation Management Command Pacific Regional Director Debra D. Zedalis presented U.S. Army Garrison Japan with the Army Communities of Excellence silver award June 24 during a ceremony, at USAG-J headquarters here.

  • Strolling with 150 Spartans

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Before the sun crept through the clouds, approximately 150 Spartan Soldiers lined up. These Soldiers were garbed in their Army Combat Uniforms. Some Soldiers bore wooden shields, others were without. These warriors were prepared for one of the toughest and most demanding days of their lives. They came prepared to take on their own version of the Hot Gates as they were ready to fight tonight.

  • Operationalizing SHARP

    Nov 30, -0001

    For Multinational Battle Group-East, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention is not considered to be just another additional duty.

  • 46 years of distinguished service comes to an end for Rudolf Leykauf

    Jun 25, 2013

    Rudolf "Rudi" Leykauf ended his 46 year career with a ceremony (and surprises) at the Longbow Lounge at Storck Barracks, USAG Ansbach, Germany.

  • KFOR troops, school principal host talent show

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than 70 children participated in a talent show organized by Kosovo Forces and school administrators June 18. Liaison Monitoring Team Six worked with the Firaja school principal to put the event together for the communities of Boda and Firaja.

  • SWD, Texas Ports partner to address current issues, future needs

    Nov 30, -0001

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division met with representatives from Texas Ports and the Texas Department of Transportation in Galveston, Texas, June 20, to identify current areas of need and discuss opportunities to improve the infrastructure that supports the Texas Coast and its immense economic impact on both Texas and the Nation. The meeting, held in conjunction with the Texas Water Conservation Association's mid-year conference in Galveston, provided an opportunity for Corps and state officials to look at current ways of doing business as well as identify means to improve customer relationships and support.

  • Water Management: Corps' Southwestern Division partners to build resilient, reliable water resource

    Jun 24, 2013

    With 28 reservoirs in Texas with storage set aside for water supply, and 74 multipurpose water reservoirs within the region, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Southwestern Division has been working with state and local governments and other stakeholders to ensure they are able to meet the water needs of the area.

  • Adapt and overcome: Gate One sees new improvements

    Jun 23, 2013

    As Kosovo Force 17 soldiers continue to settle into their new posts they have identified a number of opportunities to improve their living conditions and quality of life. At Gate One, a KFOR camp near the Administrative Boundary Line in northern Kosovo, these opportunities are already beginning to take shape on the ground.

  • Army initiating collaborative effort to address TBI, PTSD

    Jun 24, 2013

    Over the last 12 years, many Soldiers have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with wounds, some visible and some not, said a leader in Army Medicine.

  • 501st Chemical Company receives Sibert Award

    Jun 22, 2013

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea -- The Soldiers in the 501st Chemical Company (Technical Escort), 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division showed expertise, fidelity, and commitment as well as surpassing the Army standards by winning the Maj. Gen. William L. Sibert Award for excellence in the chemical field.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Bagram Air Field

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Capt. Paul Cluverius, center, with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, demonstrates the capabilities of a handheld radio to Secretary of the Army John McHugh at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 12, 2013. McHugh visited Bagram to meet with Soldiers and to evaluate retrograde operations as U.S. forces prepare for the transition of the International Security and Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Mark VanGerpen/Released)

  • Secretary of the Army visits Bagram Air Field

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Todd Burnley, battalion commander, 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Bagram, describes retrograde operations to John McHugh, secretary of the Army, at Bagram Air Field, June 21, 2013. McHugh visited Bagram to meet with soldiers and evaluate retrograde operations as U.S. forces prepare for the transition of the International Security and Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Secretary of the Army visits Bagram Air Field

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Spc. Edwin Kilcline, military policeman, 237th MP Company, talks with John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, about ammunition abatement in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Field, June 21, 2013. McHugh visited Bagram to meet with soldiers and evaluate retrograde operations as U.S. forces prepare for the transition of the International Security and Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Secretary of the Army visits Bagram Air Field

    Nov 30, -0001

    Department of Defense civilian Martin Utzig, deputy to the commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, describes the battalion's progress of retrograde operations to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, at Bagram Air Field, June 21, 2013. McHugh visited Bagram to meet with soldiers and evaluate retrograde operations as U.S. forces prepare for the transition of the International Security and Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Soldiers from 500th MI Brigade provide needed assistance

    Jun 27, 2013

    More than 25 Soldiers assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade and the Veterans Affairs Vet Center and U.S. Vets teamed up and conducted veterans outreach effort at Kaka'ko Park, June 11. The Soldiers were a part of a coordinated outreach program between the U.S. Army-Pacific and various veterans agencies focused on assisting homeless veterans with VA benefits information and having Soldiers advise the veterans. Additionally, Soldiers volunteered their time to help homebound veterans who need assistance, while others cleaned headstones at a veterans cemetery. Sgt. Todd Sherman, a human intelligence collector, assigned to Company A, 205th MI Battalion, said being a part of the volunteer opportunity was a great way to give back to those who have worn the uniform previously. "Talking to a lot of them, they don't even know the benefits they are capable of getting," he said. "It's important that we are able to come out and just inform them about what they're entitled to." After meeting up at the Vet Center's mobile center, the volunteers walked the streets around Kaka'ako Waterfront and A'ala Park in search of veterans, to advise them about available VA programs while handing out hygiene kits and lunch. The Soldiers served an important role during the day by approaching homeless veterans to encourage them to connect with VA personnel.

  • 205th MI Battalion changes command

    Jun 27, 2013

    The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade, held a Change of Command Ceremony at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, June 19.

  • All American Week combatives tournament

    Nov 30, -0001

    Paratroopers from across the 82nd Airborne Division gathered at Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center to compete in the All American Week combatives tournament May 21-22. The two-day tournament, which gives paratroopers the opportunity to test their hand-to-hand combat training against one another, is one of the most anticipated events of the popular All American Week.

  • 308 BSB soldiers support local community

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers regularly change duty stations every couple of years, which gives them the chance to travel and experience different parts of the world. Consequently, it can also cause them to feel disconnected from their local community.

  • Royal Thai soldiers conduct mounted, dismounted drills

    Jun 21, 2013

    There are times when everything goes right for Soldiers and then there are many more times when nothing goes right. In this instance, the weather tried to dampen the moods of Soldiers from the United States Army Pacific and the Royal Thai Army when it began to downpour on the Soldiers during their mounted and dismounted small squad tactics situational training exercise, June 19.

  • Hanuman Guardian Opening Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Three Thai and three U.S. flags waved in the wind. Accumulating rain clouds provided shade for the formations. Nearly 400 U.S. military personnel with the United States Army Pacific and Royal Thai Army stood on the parade field in front of the Fort Thanarat Infantry Center Headquarters gathering for an opening ceremony continuing a tradition of long-term partnership in the Asia-Pacific region, June 17.

  • DA officer selected as employee of the quarter

    Jun 21, 2013

    Department of the Army police officer Brian Mabry was named employee of the quarter, here.

  • Fort Shafter teen prepares for national spotlight

    Jun 21, 2013

    Palm Circle, here, has been host to numerous world leaders over the years -- FDR, Secretary of War (and eventually president) William Howard Taft, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz.

  • IPC residents awarded $4,000 in academic scholarships

    Jun 21, 2013

    Four Island Palm Communities (IPC) residents are the recipients of a WinnCompanies WinningEdge Scholarship.

  • Iolani Palace's rich history on display for military

    Jun 21, 2013

    'Iolani Palace is one of more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense (DOD).

  • 364th ESC Partners with Business on Army Birthday

    Jun 26, 2013

    Members of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered in Marysville, Wash., were guests of honor at an Army Birthday and Flag Day celebration hosted by Alaska Airlines here June 14.

  • Army South successfully completes Beyond the Horizon-Panama

    Jun 21, 2013

    ESCOBAL, Panama (June 21) -- U.S. Army South marked the official closeout of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 during a ceremony here June 18 where U.S. military engineers and medical professionals conducted real-world training while providing needed services to communities throughout the country.

  • US Army Pacific Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training

    Jun 21, 2013

    Chaplains and chaplain's assistants from across U.S. Army Pacific gathered at Kaneohe Marine Base Chapel June 6-7 for Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training.

  • Partnership plans sustainment for the Army of 2020

    Jun 21, 2013

    As the Army transitions from a decade of war, it must re-think its way of doing business in order to prepare for the challenges ahead.

  • Transportation School welcomes new commandant

    Jun 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Transportation School welcomed Col. John P. Sullivan as the new Chief of Transportation and commandant of the Transportation School, during an assumption of command ceremony June 21. Sullivan arrived at Fort Lee from his previous unit, the U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., where he served as the executive officer to the commander.

  • The Army honors excellence in STEM education

    Jun 24, 2013

    Students excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recently recognized at the 11th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Education Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Victim … Survivor … Warrior

    Aug 13, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- When she woke, fragments of broken memories flashed through her head as she tried to piece together the night before. "I felt intense pain … that's when I knew I had been raped." Staff Sgt. Mary Valdez describes her life since that realization as a journey from being a victim, to a survivor, to a warrior dedicated to doing whatever she can to make sure what happened to her doesn't happen to others. She demonstrates that dedication by telling her story, most recently as an invited panel member at the Department of the Army's 6th Annual I A.M. Strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 10-11. During the summit, she interacted with more than 250 general officers, senior noncommissioned officers, and members of Congress, sharing her experience to raise awareness, promote prevention, and ultimately achieve a cultural change in the Army. Valdez now serves as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's protocol noncommissioned in charge, but she credits her humble beginnings in San Antonio, Texas, with shaping who she is today. The middle child of six to a single mother, she said all of her siblings managed to avoid the typical traps in her neighborhood; in fact, three of them also joined the Army and are combat veterans.

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 24, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

  • Army Space Soldiers celebrate Birthday

    Jun 24, 2013

    Joint celebration spans eight time zones

  • Job fair helps match Veterans, employers

    Jun 21, 2013

    With the nation in an economic downturn and the national unemployment rate steadily rising, Veterans and service members preparing to transition into the civilian job sector look to programs such as the Fort Campbell's Army Career and Alumni Program to help them prepare and get a head start. ACAP will host a summer job fair at Cole Park Commons from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday. More than 40 local, national and international, companies will be present ready to interview and accept resumes. Transitioning Soldiers and retirees who are looking for a job, now or in the future, are encouraged to attend said ACAP Transition Services Manager Harold Riggins.

  • SHARP town hall

    Jun 21, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., briefs headquarters personnel on the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program June 21 during a special town hall. Wharton told attendees that the SHARP program is the Army's No. 1 priority.

  • Arrghh! Young pirates embark on swashbucklin' camp adventure

    Jun 21, 2013

    "As a crew member of the pirate ship, "The Unlimited Skies," I promise to sail the seven seas in search of treasure, adventure and fun!" Thus, all shipmates "pledged" to follow this sacred code this week at the SkiesUnlimited Pirate Camp. Clad in red and black bandanas and handmade belts, nearly a dozen young pirates embarked on a great, grand adventure.

  • Garuda Shield 13 brings new aircraft to Indonesia

    Jun 21, 2013

    All eyes were on the sky as U.S. and Indonesian paratroopers jumped from their C-17 "Globemaster III" transport aircraft and fell to the field below, here, June 18, 2013.

  • Vietnam War Veteran Receives Bronze Star Medal Earned More than 40 Years Ago

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. and Col. Eric Lawson from the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) presented, Vietnam veteran, John Ferry of Seven Fields, Pa., with his Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge and seven other awards at a ceremony in Pittsburgh on June 21.

  • Military language school switches to '.edu' network by September

    Jun 24, 2013

    By September, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., will have switched its computer network from the ".mil" top-level-domain to the ".edu" top-level-domain.

  • Shaheen XI: Safeguarding Afghan economy

    Jun 21, 2013

    The Highway 7 corridor running through eastern Nangarhar isn't like any other in the province, maybe even the country. Sure, the two- to-three-lane asphalt road doesn't look like much. It winds through mountains and tree-lined villages and shoots across broad, arid spaces the same as any other paved road in the region.

  • Servicemembers cycle down road to recovery

    Jun 21, 2013

    Six wounded Soldiers participated in a Project Hero/Ride to Recovery adaptive cycling program training session June 13 at 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade Fort Belvoir WTB complex. The clinic, presented by Belvoir WTB Military Adaptive Sports Coordinator, Steve Smutak; Project Hero/Ride to Recovery Instructor, Staff Sgt. Lee Thao; Recovery Instructor and Physical Therapist, Mindy Wowak; and Cycling Coach, Steve Byrnes; provides wounded, ill and injured servicemembers an introduction to the sport of cycling as well as an opportunity to train for events such as the annual Ride2Recovery Honor Rides.

  • U.S., Indonesia paratroopers share knowledge, jump wings during Garuda Shield

    Sep 30, 2013

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, and the Indonesian Army's 17th Airborne Brigade, made four jumps together, June 15-18, 2013, capping the last one with a joint assault on a building.

  • Puppet show brings tales to life at Van Noy Library

    Jun 21, 2013

    Two fairy tales came to life Friday at the Van Noy Library during a special puppet show event that kicked off Fort Belvoir's Summer Reading Program Kay Dee Puppets presented "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Ugly Duckling" to a crowd of 100 children and parents.

  • ACAP Hiring Fair provides face to face time with employers for retiring servicemembers

    Jun 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Army Career Assistance Program hosted a hiring fair at Barden Education Center June 12 for retiring servicemembers. The fair gave servicemembers an opportunity to speak face-to-face with any of the 18 employers at fair, in career fields ranging from security, program management and human resources.

  • Transportation survey extended to July 1

    Jun 21, 2013

    There is still time for commuters to impact the future of Fort Belvoir transportation, by taking the transportation survey. The deadline to take the survey has been extended to July 1 so that more servicemembers, civilians, Family members and contractors can voice their opinions and concerns, according to Staci Hill-Good, Fort Belvoir Plans, Analysis and Integration Office plans specialist.

  • Mcree Barracks realignment improves post's units

    Jun 21, 2013

    Unit integrity, safety and security of servicemembers stationed on post should improve thanks to a change in living assignments in Mcree Barracks, according to garrison leadership.

  • Bond between Family, school tied to band award

    Jun 21, 2013

    According to those who knew him, his sense of humor brought smiles to faces and his passion for music education changed young lives -- traits that now, after his death, have forever tied him to Mayfield Intermediate School in Manassas, Va. Robert Streitfield, a former Navy chief petty officer musician and Mayfield band director, died of cancer in February. To honor his contributions to the school, Mayfield created the annual Robert Streitfield Memorial Award for Excellence in Band, an honor recognizing exceptional band students. His wife, Army National Guard Headquarters Force Management Division Sgt. Maj. Lynette Streitfield, presented the first two awards to two students during the school's principal awards ceremony June 12.

  • Belvoir celebrates the Army birthday and Flag Day

    Jun 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir celebrated the Army's 238th birthday and the 236th anniversary of the American Flag, June 14, in front of the garrison headquarters building.

  • Garuda Shield creates Real World Bonds during exercise

    Jun 21, 2013

    For over a week, roughly 100 U.S. and Tentara Nasional Indonesia Soldiers strove to achieve three noble goals: stabilize the fictional land of Zuba under United Nations authority, free its residents from the threat of terrorism and help return the country to its lawful government.

  • Henderson Hall hosts voluntary education Conference

    Jun 21, 2013

    Headquarters Marine Corps, with facility assistance from Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall's Education and Career Center, hosted a two-day conference on Marine Corps voluntary education June 18-19. The conference was held in Bldg. 29, classroom 105, on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army Soldier Show returns to APG

    Jun 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Soldier Show, produced by DFMWR's Army Entertainment, features entertainment for Soldiers, by Soldiers, performed for the APG community June 16-17 at the post theater.

  • Sumter bids farewell to Lt. Gen. Brooks

    Jun 21, 2013

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The Sumter community bid farewell to the Third Army/ARCENT commanding general and his wife at a dinner held in his honor at Sunset Country Club in Sumter, June 20.

  • Mozeleski assumes command of Headquarters, Headquarters Co

    Jun 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The leadership of the Garrison's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, APG changed hands during a Change of Command ceremony at Top of the Bay June 12 when outgoing Commander Capt. Maritzabel Mustafaa ceded leadership of the unit to Capt. Richard Mozeleski, a former intelligence officer with the 20th Support Command (CBRNE).

  • Raiders stand up to sexual harassment, assault

    Nov 30, -0001

    The leadership of 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division's Raider Ready Reserve conducted a full day of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention training in the brigade's area, candidly engaging Soldiers across the formation about SHARP principles and Army values, June 18.

  • ChalleNGe Academy graduates 102 cadets

    Jun 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Military and community leaders, Family members, cadre and guests gathered to honor the 102 young men and women from Class 40 who successfully completed 22 weeks of rigorous training during the Maryland National Guard's (MDNG) Military Youth Corps Freestate ChalleNGe Academy commencement ceremony at the APG post theater June 15.

  • Black Widows share thoughts, stand up to sexual misconduct

    Nov 30, -0001

    For more than 20,000 soldiers, June 18 was a day to take a stand against sexual misconduct, as the 7th Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, issued a division-wide sexual harassment and assault stand-up day across seven brigades at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Skills tests -- Fort Jackson selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 21, 2013

    Eleven of Fort Jackson's finest Soldiers spent two days this week competing for the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Gray Falcon Spur Ride

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A Soldier with a wounded ankle is carried along by his peers through the woods as sweat soaks through each of their uniforms. Still they drive forward, much as they would in combat, determined to earn their place next to their predecessors in a military lineage as old as warfare itself. The injured Soldier was Spc. Joseph Kelley, a cavalry scout with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 73rd Airborne Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. In his quest to earn the coveted silver spurs, the sign of a truly expert Soldier of a cavalry regiment, he tore his Achilles tendon. Kelley was not deterred, and with the assistance of his comrades, he drove onward.

  • Stressing safety

    Jun 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Jackson conducted its annual Safety Symposium Tuesday at the Solomon Center. The daylong event emphasized various safety-related issues, including road safety and emergency management.

  • Skittles in my MRE

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- As I sat under a camouflage canopy in 96 degree North Carolina heat wearing my husband's physical training shirt and his patrol cap, sweating and stealing looks at my smart phone, I had the unique opportunity to listen to my fellow Army wives in a moment of unscheduled revelations. We were participating in our battalion's G.I. Jane Day, an annual event designed to give us a taste of what our husbands do all those hours away from home. But a pause in the day, an unplanned stop after enjoying some delicious Meals Ready to Eat, (the Beef Brisket was semi-tolerable), led to the best experience of the event.

  • Army medicine continues its wartime advances

    Jun 24, 2013

    This week, the military medical community was notified that a new antibiotic drug is now available to treat Soldiers who have life-threatening, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.

  • Fort Hood wounded warriors celebrate Army's 238th with bone marrow drive

    Jun 21, 2013

    Nearly 75 Soldiers and civilians assigned to the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade swabbed their cheeks in honor of one of their own: Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Arnette, who is waiting to fine a bone marrow match.

  • Video: Pulling Teeth

    Jun 21, 2013

    Soldiers from the 185th Dental Company out of Garden Grove, California, are in El Salvador supporting Beyond the Horizon,a U.S. Southern Command sponsored, joint foreign military interaction and humanitarian exercise occuring until late June. As part of Joint Task Force Jaguar, the 185th Dental Company provided free dental care to the people of Metalio, El Salvador, seeing up to 200 people and performing over 300 dental procedures per day.

  • Superior performance results in two command-level awards

    Jun 21, 2013

    Thinking outside the box resulted in CECOM-level awards for two Tobyhanna Army Depot employees.

  • New commanding general takes charge of Northern Regional Medical Command

    Jun 24, 2013

    The new commanding general of the Army Medicine's northern region pledged to focus on creating a healthcare system that keeps Soldiers, Family members and other beneficiaries healthy.

  • Employees earn accolades for pioneering ideas, actions

    Jun 21, 2013

    A maintenance mechanic and an environmental protection specialist have been named depot Employees of the Quarter.

  • USAREUR Soldiers educated during SHARP week

    Jun 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe conducted a week-long event, June 17-21, 2013, which focused on response to and prevention of sexual harassment and assault.

  • July 4 celebration on tap

    Jun 21, 2013

    Fort Jackson's annual celebration of America's independence is scheduled for 9 p.m., July 4, at Hilton Field.

  • U.S. Army Europe Combined Training Conference concludes this week

    Jun 21, 2013

    Military leaders from more than 35 nations from Europe and elsewhere came together this week at the NATO school in Oberammergau, Germany to participate in the annual Combined Training Conference.

  • Henderson Hall Marines honor flag at Barcroft Elementary

    Jun 21, 2013

    The fourth graders from Barcroft Elementary School stood silently and reverently as six Marines from Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall marched in lock-step and stopped in front of the Arlington, Va., school's flag pole June 14.

  • Kennedy eternal flame to illuminate emigrant memorial site in Ireland

    Nov 30, -0001

    In recognition of the 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit to his ancestral home in Ireland during a state visit, a ceremony was held at the president's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery June 18 that included a wreath laying and torch lighting. A spark taken from the eternal flame at the JFK gravesite lit a torch that was transported this week to New Ross in County Wexford, Ireland, from where Kennedy family members emigrated in 1848. The flame, transported using specially-designed lamps, will illuminate an Emigrant Flame Memorial in New Ross that will be dedicated June 22. Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny, the president's daughter Caroline Kennedy and sister, former Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, will be on hand for the Saturday ceremony.

  • 14th Military Intelligence Battalion inactivates

    Jun 24, 2013

    The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion inactivated in a ceremony June 14, 2013, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

  • Furloughs to reduce gate hours

    Jun 21, 2013

    Fort Jackson will have new gate hours beginning July 8 as thel federal civilian workers furlough period begins.

  • Frequencies conflict with garage openers

    Jun 21, 2013

    Some people using garage door openers near Fort Jackson may experience problems with their remotes as local military radio systems are scheduled to transition to a new frequency range next week.

  • 3d ESC Awarded Distinguished Unit Streamer

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) added the Quartermaster Distinguished Unit of Regiment Streamer to its colors June 18 before the change of command at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • Orientation programs smooth in-processing for Soldiers, Marines

    Jun 21, 2013

    Moving to a new installation through a permanent change of station move can be a little unnerving as you learn to navigate the ins and outs of a new duty station. You may be wondering: What's the cost of living like there? What employment opportunities does the region offer my spouse? Are the schools up to snuff? And, where's the best place to get great Greek food?

  • 3d ESC Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to Col. (P) Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr. during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • Taking the leap: "Starting Strong" records a Paratrooper's journey

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The paratrooper sat rigid in his chair, harsh light shining on his stoic face and glinting off of the brass on his dress uniform. Behind him, a television screen displayed a cityscape. The video camera stood and regarded him silently as seconds passed. With hands folded in his lap, Spc. Julian Chavez, a forward observer assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, patiently waited to tell the "Fox and Friends" hosts and audience about his participation in the Army's new recruiting effort called "Starting Strong."

  • Headquarters Command Battalion welcomes new CSM

    Jun 21, 2013

    Outgoing Headquarters Command Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup placed a set of keys on a podium that had been set inside the community center on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall June 18. He looked out at the crowd that had gathered for the change of responsibility ceremony that would see Command Sgt. Maj. Alex Pratt assume his duties of battalion CSM.

  • PRSA Houston recognizes USACE Galveston District with six Excalibur Awards

    Jun 21, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 21, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Public Affairs Office was recognized with six awards at the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter's 2013 Excalibur Awards, June 20, during the annual PRSA Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston.

  • Kennedy eternal flame to illuminate emigrant memorial site in Ireland

    Jun 21, 2013

    In recognition of the 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's visit to his ancestral home in Ireland during a state visit, a ceremony was held at the president's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery June 18 that included a wreath laying and torch lighting. A spark taken from the eternal flame at the JFK gravesite lit a torch that was transported this week to New Ross in County Wexford, Ireland, from where Kennedy family members emigrated in 1848. The flame, transported using specially-designed lamps, will illuminate an Emigrant Flame Memorial in New Ross that will be dedicated June 22. Irish Prime Minister Edna Kenny, the president's daughter Caroline Kennedy and sister, former Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, will be on hand for the Saturday ceremony.

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force training tool

    Jun 21, 2013

    It was 20 degrees below zero when personnel fielded Tobyhanna Army Depot's first overhauled Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE) training system at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

  • Republic of Georgia and U.S. Army Europe conclude Shared Horizons 2013

    Jun 21, 2013

    Shared Horizons 2013 concluded June 21 during a closing ceremony at the national Ministry of Defense Headquarters to commemorate the weeklong bilateral civil-military exercise in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • USAG Schweinfurt celebrates 238th Army birthday

    Jun 21, 2013

    Looking back on the year since the last Army birthday, Schweinfurt has undergone enormous change. Looking forward, change will continue, but the Army remains committed to the readiness, training and advancement of its Soldiers and Family members.

  • PEO IEWS and 401st AFSB partner to retrograde Army's 'eye in the sky'

    Jul 22, 2013

    In a joint effort between PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the first Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, was retrograded June 21 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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