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  • Community members share their Asian, Pacific Islander heritage

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Camryne San Miguel grows up, she can say with confidence she began performing as a Samoan dancer at the age of 15 months old. In fact, San Miguel, dressed in a pint-sized costume that matched many of the older female dancers, nearly stole the show at the Wiesbaden military community 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at the Tony Bass Fitness Center May 31.

  • Class teaches how to better recognize and investigate child abuse

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For the first time, law enforcement, medical and social services personnel were able to take the Child Abuse Prevention Investigative Techniques class in Wiesbaden. The eight-day class, which took place June 10-19 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, teaches people how to better recognize and investigate child abuse, said Michelle Stosich, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program manager.

  • Shared Horizons tests Republic of Georgia and U.S. Army Emergency Response

    Jun 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Soldiers have come together with emergency response teams from the Republic of Georgia to conduct the third and final installment of exercise Shared Horizons here, running from June 18-21, 2013, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

  • Three soar to Eagle Scout rank

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Troop 107 Scoutmaster Jeff Stone had some brief but precise words of advice for the troop's three new Eagle Scouts inducted at Hainerberg Chapel June 4. "Go out into the world and live by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Be prepared, and do a good turn daily, and the world will be a better place because you are in it," Stone said during the Scouts' Court of Honor. Eli Kraft and Nate Gerber, seniors at Wiesbaden High School, and Brian Welch, a student at Wiesbaden Middle School, became the latest in a long line of Wiesbaden Boy Scouts to become Eagle Scouts - there have been 44 in the past 10 years. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank in Boy Scouts, and the rigorous requirements for the rank include a public service project.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center develops software patch for FDA blood transfusion requirements

    Jun 18, 2013

    In support of Program Executive Office Defense Health Services Systems, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed a software patch for the Medical Situational Awareness in Theater and Theater Medical Data Store applications.

  • Happy 238th Birthday, Army!

    Jun 18, 2013

    Danny Miles, Adelphi Lab Center director of Army Community Services, and Col. John Shanklin, U.S. Army Research Laboratory military deputy, cut the cake June 13 to celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday .

  • Auto Crafts class welcomes women in for breakfast, tour, hands-on instruction

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "If your vehicle wanders, squeals on one side or pulls considerably, it might need an alignment." That's one of the many words of advice women were given as they were shown around the new Auto Skills Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne June 4. As Richard Babcock, Auto Skills Center director, talked about the facility's services and state-of-the-art equipment, participants in the Auto Skills Class for Women had an opportunity to ask questions about car care and to become better acquainted with changing the oil and filter on a vehicle.

  • Focusing on teen dating violence

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Victim advocates from Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program visited Wiesbaden High School this month in hopes of helping students recognize signs of teen dating violence. "The thing you need to understand is that dating violence is not just a black eye," Julie Wahlers, victim advocate coordinator for the program, told a group of seniors June 4. "It is a continuum."

  • Sexual assault prevention main focus for Sec Army McHugh

    Jun 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke with a group of senior leaders, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention unit representatives and the Sexual Assault Response coordinator during lunch at Caserma Del Din, Italy, June 16, 2013.

  • Jordanian Engagement Team Imams share with Afghans

    Jun 18, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Imams with the Jordanian Armed Forces, Jordanian Engagement Team, met with village elders, Mullahs and Afghan National Security Forces from Paktika and Khowst Provinces June 11.

  • Saber Strike 2013 demonstrates multinational partnership in Baltics

    Jun 19, 2013

    Saber Strike 2013 concluded June 13, 2013, as training locations in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia held closing ceremonies to commemorate two weeks of multinational exercises in the Baltics.

  • Army Week Combat Skills Okinawa

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers practice combat skills for Army Week 2013. Lance Corporal Eric Waddell takes us for a behind the scenes look on Camp Hansen. Teaser: Soldiers competed in real world training scenarios to keep their war fighting fundamentals strong. Soundbites include SSG Adam Shepard - Level 4 Combatives Instructor and SGT Matt Early - 333rd Signals Co. Produced by LCpl Eric Waddell.

  • AFN Okinawa: Army Week

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers practice combat skills for Army Week 2013. Lance Corporal Eric Waddell takes us for a behind the scenes look on Camp Hansen.

  • Lewis-McChord hosts Special Olympics Summer Games

    Jun 18, 2013

    The athletes paraded through the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., hangar, slapping hands left and right all the way to the front where the I Corps commander greeted them. Months of hard work, training, and determination brought them to where they all stand now: the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympic summer games.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Dec 4, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • SMA Chandler visits U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct

    Jun 19, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Washington Aqueduct, June 5, 2013. While there he met the people charged with a unique and vital but frequently unseen mission.

  • 2-4 GSAB fuels firefighting effort

    Jun 17, 2013

    Army fuelers worked around the clock at the U.S. Air Force Academy airfield, to keep helicopters in the fight against the Black Forest Fire. Fifteen Soldiers assigned to Company E, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, supported the firefighting effort by conducting rapid refuels and equipment maintenance.

  • 13th ASOS welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2013

    Servicemembers, Families and friends of the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron gathered at Founders Field to bid farewell to Lt. Col. Thomas P. Moore, and welcome Lt. Col. Cory S. Jeffers, during a change of command ceremony, June 13. The 13th ASOS is an Air Force unit stationed on Fort Carson, which integrates and controls air and space power, in support of 4th Infantry Division operations.

  • Community partnerships, privatization key to Army's fiscal future

    Jun 18, 2013

    Across the force, installation commanders will soon be directed to more actively engage with businesses in working partnerships that will be mutually beneficial to both the Army and the communities that surround its posts and installations.

  • FORSCOM's band performs salute to America and Army birthday concert

    Jun 17, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Army Ground Forces Band celebrated America and the U.S. Army's 238th birthday with a concert, June 15, at Fayetteville State University's J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), hosted the concert on behalf of Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, FORSCOM commanding general. Goldy, with WFNC AM morning radio show, "Good Morning Fayetteville with Goldy and Jim," was the master of ceremonies.

  • Medical book donation during Garuda Shield aids villages

    Jun 17, 2013

    A seemingly small Indonesian and U.S. Army community-relations project is expected to give a boost to an Indonesian school's massive and continuing aid to their own communities.

  • ASC celebrates Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., celebrated the Army's 238th birthday in a community-sponsored military salute gala.

  • Army raises age limit, extends deadline for eligible OCS applicants

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Department of the Army has raised the age limit to 33 for eligible Active Component, in-service Soldiers to apply for Officer Candidate School at the upcoming July OCS selection panel. Applicants must possess baccalaureate degree or higher. The application deadline is June 21.

  • AER campaign exceeds goal

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground Army Emergency Relief fund exceeded its goal of raising $55,000 by more than $5,000, during the campaign which ran from March 1 through May 30.

  • Murder mystery makes madcap mayhem

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The latest whodunit to grace the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center floor drew plenty of laughs and a whole lot of finger pointing, June 1, as audience members tried to solve the murder mystery.

  • ASAP showcases upgraded facility, services

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG Garrison's Army Substance Abuse Program officially opened its doors June 5 after the completion of a renovation that substantially transformed the building and enhanced the operation's service to the community.

  • NASA selects two Soldiers for 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class

    Jun 18, 2013

    Two Army Soldiers selected as Astronaut trainees

  • 'Fort Sam's Own' joins community for 238th Army Birthday

    Jun 24, 2013

    The 323rd Army Band "Fort Sam's Own," play traditional patriotic songs June 14 in celebration of the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • FMWR, Art Van Furniture Team Up to Give Military Spouses the Royal Treatment

    Jun 17, 2013

    Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation and Army Community Service recently teamed up with Art Van Furniture for a special day of food, fun and pampering for Military Spouses.

  • 238th Army Birthday, Philadelphia celebrates Flag Day

    Jun 17, 2013

  • Trust Chaplains to help with SHARP, more

    Jun 17, 2013

    To address those issues, the Installation Family Life Chaplains Office and Army Community Services Family Advocacy conducted familiarization training at Fort Stewart's Victory Chapel, June 13.

  • 1st Cav deputy receives 1st star

    Jun 17, 2013

  • Fort Sam Houston shows Army resiliency with 'Thunder Run' for 238th Birthday celebration

    Jun 24, 2013

    Soldiers from every major command from Fort Sam Houston took part in a "Thunder Run" June 14 to celebrate the Army's 238th Birthday.

  • Son traces steps of father's POW past

    Jun 18, 2013

    An old letter reveals a harrowing tale during the war. A son retraces the stories his father never told.

  • LTG Grisoli Biography

    Jun 17, 2013

  • Father, son Reserve Soldiers cut Army Birthday Cake

    Jun 17, 2013

    It was a family affair when the Elizabethtown U.S. Army Recruiting Center marked the Army's 238th Birthday. The traditional birthday cake-cutting chores were handled by a father-and-son tandem of Army Reserve Soldiers while participants also heard one of Army Recruiting Command's top leaders talk about the importance of continued civilian support of their military.

  • Teen named 2013 Michigan Military Youth of the Year

    Jun 17, 2013

    Scott Turner, a teen in the Detroit Arsenal Boys and Girls Club, was recenlty named as the 2013 Michigan Military Youth of the Year.

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

    Keith Desbois, Combined Arms Support Command Public Affairs

  • Purple Heart

    Jun 17, 2013

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum officially opened a new ordnance exhibit titled 'Subject to Recall: Collecting Intelligence' with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 17.

  • FDA Approves New Drug Application for Whole Blood Collection System

    Jul 1, 2013

    In partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Hemerus Medical LLC received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the New Drug Application for its SOLX® System (LEUKOSEP® HWB-600-XL Leukocyte Reduction Filtration System for Whole Blood with CPD Anticoagulant and SOLX® Additive) April 25.

  • Building leadership: embracing cultural values and inclusion

    Jun 18, 2013

    The 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month ceremony was held at the Myer Auditorium at Aberdeen Proving Ground, May 20. The guest speaker was the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. The theme for this year's observance was Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion and it was sponsored by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command with support from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 20th Support Command, Army Test and Evaluation Center and the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

  • Researchers ensure top performance of Army radios

    Jun 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- To keep Soldiers safe and lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative, Army researchers say.

  • Redstone marksmen dominate state championships

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Redstone Arsenal Skeet Team made a strong showing at the Alabama State Skeet Championships recently by sweeping up all the Five-Man Team awards.

  • Wreath Laying

    Jun 17, 2013

  • New York City officials declare 'Army Day'

    Jun 3, 2014

    New York City officials honored the U.S. Army as it celebrated its 238th birthday in Times Square by proclaiming June 14 as "New York City United States Army Day."

  • Resiliency Panel

    Nov 30, -0001

    A panel of military leadership and the commissioner of the National Football League discuss resiliency for soldiers and football players. Soundbites include Gen. John F. Campbell - Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and Roger Goodell - NFL Football Commissioner. Produced by SPC Kirk Westwood and SFC John Fries. Also available in High Definition.

  • Freedom Watch Update - Jun 17

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers on Bagram Air Field celebrate the Army Birthday. Includes sound bites from Pfc. Terra Parker, Youngest Soldier, 39th JMCB, Spc. Randall Renfrow, Soldier, 39th JMCB and 1st Lt. Shawn Zima, Soldier, 39th JMCB.

  • PBA Recreational Lodging open to military, civilians

    Jun 17, 2013

    In 2008, Pine Bluff Arsenal Army Lodging became Recreational Lodging. At that time, this was something brand new for the Arsenal, and since then lodging facilities on the installation have expanded with an extended stay facility located off Fleming Road.

  • Mid-deployment, Triple Nickel engineers building lasting legacy in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers of the 555th Engineer Brigade marked an encouraging milestone as they recently crossed the half-way point of their deployment to Afghanistan, where they have been serving as the headquarters and headquarters company of Joint Task Force Triple Nickel.

  • 22nd ECC Prepares for Afghanistan mission

    Nov 30, -0001

    Trucks rumbled across the vast land of Yakima Training Center, Wash, causing a cloud of dust to spread over the area. Suddenly, the tricks stop and the engineers jump out immediately searching out the explosive, deadly device the enemy leaves for the unsuspecting.

  • Spirit of competition alive in artillery soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    The word competitive does not do justice to the rivalry between artillery sections in 1st Battalion (155 mm Towed), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade. There is a constant one-upmanship in everything they do.

  • 'Deep Steel' soldier recounts Boston Marathon experience

    Nov 30, -0001

    "It was really just a culmination of exhaustion and accomplishment more than anything, just to know, after all that hard work, it was finally over," Spc. Auzdon A. Anothen said about his initial feelings after finishing the Boston Marathon. He finished in 3 hours, 14 minutes. Of course, about an hour later, everything changed.

  • 'Bayonet' Division leaders meet with Australian army DCG

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders with 7th Infantry Division met with Australian army deputy commanding general of operations, Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, to observe the 7th Inf. Div. training strategy and discuss initiatives and capabilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, during a briefing at the Maneuver Combat Training Center, May 14.

  • Soldier and noncommissioned officer seize the highground

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers and noncommissioned officers battled their way through a two-day challenge to determine who best represents the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition, April 29-30, at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash.

  • Thunderbolt soldiers solve puzzle, piece-by-piece

    Nov 30, -0001

    In an unpolished, stripped-down room, U.S. Army soldiers are trying to put together a puzzle. They already know what the finished picture is supposed to look like - a tenacious and resourceful staff of Soldiers, in charge of running a field artillery headquarters. They need to figure out how the pieces, in this case - the Soldiers themselves, connect; which is a demanding venture.

  • Husband, wife become chaplains for PBA

    Jun 17, 2013

    Rev. David and Rev. Edna Morgan are no strangers to helping people when it comes to serving their community. Whether it is serving as co-founders and spiritual leaders with their non-profit organization, Healing Place Ministries, or working with crime victims and youth. This husband and wife team is a true example of leadership and volunteerism in Pine Bluff. Now another opportunity to help their community has come their way -- serving as chaplains to Pine Bluff Arsenal.

  • Living by the bayonet

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 7th Infantry 'Bayonet' Division is a team of teams, providing mission command and training oversight for seven brigades - comprised of more than 20,000 soldiers. How does such a large element promote esprit de corps, overall fitness and heritage throughout its ranks? The Bayonet Division decided to pit each brigade against one another in a weeklong tournament of sporting events, May 18 through 23.

  • QA plays diverse role at Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 17, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Quality Assurance Division provides a diverse service to the installation. In simple terms, one of the division's main jobs is to make sure that all the materials received on post are of good quality before they are sent to the various production lines. The QA Division falls under the Directorate of Material Management, along with QASAS or the Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) Division, and is under the leadership of Anthony Gabriel.

  • CECOM SEC presents session on U.S. Army Data Strategy to Army/DOD stakeholders

    Jun 17, 2013

    In support of the Headquarters of the Department of the Army, Chief Information Office, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center organized and presented an information session on implementation of the U.S. Army Data Strategy for the Army Information Architecture, AIA, to more than 100 program managers, developers and stakeholders from across the Army and Department of Defense enterprise

  • Lancers bring in the summer with steak

    Nov 30, -0001

    Grills sizzled and plates clattered as cooks with the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the 593rd Sustainment Brigade prepared the meal for the re-opening of the 2-2 Infantry Division Lancer Consolidated Dining Facility in the center of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Lewis North, May 8.

  • If it can't be pulled or it doesn't fit - sling load

    Nov 30, -0001

    What Army job doesn't have its own unique set of challenges, paces, dangers and faces? They all do. Some, however, carry with them the inherent requirement to, "get it right the first time," so that everyone involved remains alive to do it again.

  • Soldiers, students run for fun

    Nov 30, -0001

    About 40 soldiers from C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the day with students at Chambers Prairie Elementary School, Lacey, Wash., in support of the school's fun run May 31. The students gathered pledges to earn money for each lap they ran. The money will be used to purchase new playground equipment for the school.

  • Boot camp enhances soldiers' deployment readiness

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than 400 soldiers and family members spent the day going through Deep Steel Readiness Boot Camp May 31 at North Fort Chapel.

  • Corps' Yada receives award for assistance on major projects

    Jun 17, 2013

    Greg Yada, project manager from the Programs and Project Management Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, was presented the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, during Pine Bluff Arsenal's Safety Stand Down Day May 9.

  • Operation Honoring Our Troops visits Spin Boldak

    Nov 30, -0001

    Entertainers, celebrity chefs, authors and motivational speakers visited soldiers as part of Operation Honoring Our Troops June 6, here.

  • Former artilleryman transitions to civilian life

    Nov 30, -0001

    Rickey Mitchell speaks about his struggle to find work after retiring from 23 years of Army service.

  • Engineers trade tape measure, pencils for lasers, computers

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers with the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Eng. Brigade, conducted new equipment training on a reconnaissance and surveying equipment instrument set commonly referred to as the ENFIRE on JBLM June 3-6. Engineers fielded the ENFIRE system, tools used for road, bridge, hasty minefield and route reconnaissance, and construction management, project management, obstacle engineering and field surveying.

  • Guard members man Colorado fire lines on Father's Day

    Jun 21, 2013

    Even thought the Black Forest fire was 65 percent contained as of June 17, 2013, the 22-square-mile blaze kept at least 150 Colorado National Guard members busy, including those fathers who were away from home the one day of the year set aside to honor them.

  • IMCOM CYSS chief attends Cody CDC graduation

    Jun 17, 2013

    Throughout her career, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) G9 Child Youth and School Services Chief of Child Development Programs Mary Ellen Pratt has traveled worldwide, visiting Army child development centers. However, she was never on a base when pre-kindergarten students graduated from a Strong Beginnings class - a program she helped create - until June 7, when Pratt attended the 2013 Strong Beginnings graduation ceremony at Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army supports STEM careers for girls

    Jun 18, 2013

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Aiming to excite local seventh-grade girls about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center recently supported Project DREAM Work's Girls STEM Discovery Day at Harford Community College.

  • Henderson Hall lends legs to Special Olympics torch run

    Jun 17, 2013

    The last leg of the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Relay Run took off from the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 6 on its way to Richmond, Va., for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games the following day at the University of Richmond.

  • 7ID names Bayonet Soldier, NCO of the Year

    Nov 30, -0001

    After a week of anticipation and suspense, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, announced the division's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, May 23. Sgt. Nicholas Bogert, an infantryman with 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and Pfc. Nathaniel Kirkpatrick, an infantryman with 2nd Bn., 3rd Inf. Reg., 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., were named the 7th Inf. Div. Bayonet NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Strong Beginnings class graduates

    Jun 17, 2013

    One of the most significant events in any child's life is school graduation. On June 7, wearing bright blue graduation caps and gowns, 58 children from Strong Beginnings Child Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class at Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall received their diplomas during two graduation ceremonies.

  • Not your ordinary safety stand down day

    Nov 30, -0001

    A healthy mind and body are essential to individual and unit readiness. Soldiers from the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division's Raider Ready Reserve stood down for safety, May 29, to improve their performance in dealing with the rigors of a challenging profession.

  • Soldiers return to handshakes, embraces

    Nov 30, -0001

    Nearly 200 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, entered the troop-holding area at McChord Field to resounding cheers and applause of fellow Raiders, as they returned home after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 1.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG receives second star

    Jun 19, 2013

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, assisted in the promotion ceremony for Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

  • First Army Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Aug 19, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md., -- At the recent First Army Best Warrior competition held at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst N.J., First Army Soldiers battled for the title of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. And while the goal was to show how much they knew and how well they were trained, the competition also helped those Soldiers to see how much more they could learn.

  • On ice and on the mound, Army brings 238th birthday celebration to the Windy City

    Jun 17, 2013

    To celebrate the Army's 238th birthday June 12-14 in Chicago, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn greeted fans and participated in the opening ceremonies at the Blackhawks and Cubs games, joining military veterans on the United Center ice for Wednesday's national anthem, and throwing a first-pitch strike Thursday at Wrigley Field. Between and during these events, he talked to community leaders and local reporters about support programs available to military veterans and the values and discipline inherent in U.S. Army Soldiers, past and present.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 'closes capability gap,' Army says

    Jun 18, 2013

    While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

  • Fort Myer O Club pool roster back to full strength

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Officers Club 50-yard pool repair project has been completed.

  • 238th Army Birthday Run steps off on JBM-HH

    Jun 19, 2013

    The cake, candles and song would have to wait: the Army had a birthday run to complete.

  • Drug Take Back B-Roll

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provided this drug take back b-roll for use by other government organizations in their Drug Take Back event marketing products.

  • 21st-century DoDEA school design wins educational award

    Jun 20, 2013

    Last month, SchenkelShultz Architecture, the firm hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Department of Defense Education Activity to develop a design concept for the new school, won a prestigious LEARNING BY DESIGN Citation of Excellence for the Kaiserslautern High School project in Vogelweh, Germany.

  • Eighth Army names command post after war hero

    Jun 18, 2013

    Eighth Army named its mobile operational command post after the Republic of Korea Army's first four-star general at its old Korean War headquarters, in Seoul, June 17, 2013.

  • Managing stress takes practice

    Jun 17, 2013

    Changing things up can reduce stress and prevent boredom

  • Protect yourself from tick bites this summer

    Jun 17, 2013

    Higher grass gives ticks more places to live

  • Health clinic gets new commander

    Jun 17, 2013

    A ceremonial passing of the colors placed a new commander at the helm of the health clinic here June 13.

  • Individual Carbine competition concludes with no winner

    Dec 4, 2013

    Soldiers will continue to use the M4 carbine or improved M4A1 carbine as their issued weapon, as the Army has concluded the Improved Carbine competition without having selected a winner.

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Army considers civilian victim advocates

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is considering doing away with uniformed victim advocates and hiring civilians in their place, said the general in charge of the Army's personnel policy.

  • U.S., Japan collaborate to navigate

    Jun 19, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 17, 2013) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Japanese Ministry of Defense's Technical Research and Development Institute recognized five engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's aviation and missile center for their contributions to a joint effort.

  • Smaller satellite terminal solution being fielded following Network Integration Evaluations

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is fielding to its first unit a new, smaller ground satellite terminal referred to as "SNAP Lite."

  • Medical knowledge shared during Tendon Valiant

    Jun 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve medical troops cranked up the pace -- and the volume -- to better train their Indonesian Army counterparts here June 14.

  • US Army Pacific and Indonesia Construction Builds Relationships

    Jun 16, 2013

    The common craftsmanship of military engineering has surpassed language barriers to lay the foundation for Indonesian and U.S. Army construction projects expected to begin in Indonesia next year.

  • Father's Day Weekend Surprise Reunion Provides Rewarding Experience

    Jun 16, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea-- As beads of sweat rapidly accumulated and trickled down his face, Pvt. Benjamin Rankin III, M1 Armor Crewman, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, refused to let the humidity-plagued morning dampen his stride, June 13, 2013, at Camp Casey, South Korea. After being selected to be the subject of an on camera interview, the eager Pvt. Rankin was focused, but clueless to the fact that this was all a part of a master plan.

  • Female body armor prototypes put through paces

    Jun 15, 2013

    Last summer, prototypes for new female body armor was distributed to select female soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., for field-testing during an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Currahees don 101st combat patch 69 years after D-Day

    Jun 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), donned their "Screaming Eagle" Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, June 6.

  • Bottled water drive supports military homecoming, other USO events

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Davenport Fire Department's Military Appreciation Month Water Drive, provided bottled water for the United Service Organization to support service members. "The Quad Cities is very military friendly and supportive of their service members locally and around the world," said Jackie Inman, Rock Island Center director, USO of Illinois. "Any time I go in to the community looking for partnerships and donations for our military members, I have never been turned down."

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