Archive: Jul 2013

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  • 1-38 FA hosts urban assault course for 8A Best Medic competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    C Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division hosted the Urban Assault lane for the 8th Army Best Medic Competition at Rodriguez Range, South Korea July 22-25. The competition is a two-Soldier team event that challenges medics in a realistic, tough, simulated operational environment. Medics tested their skills and proved they are ready to support the brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness.

  • Aviation units conduct research demo

    Jul 28, 2013

    CANYON CITY -- Specialists from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Front Range District Office, worked hand-in-hand with Fort Carson flight crews during a research demonstration outside of CaƱon City, July 16. Soldiers with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade and 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, helped the BLM team collect data to assess the use of the lands by the military for High-Altitude Mountainous Environmental Training.

  • A week of Shakespeare

    Jul 26, 2013

    "To be or Not to Be" was answered with a resounding "Yes" by the Camp Humphrey's Community theatre as two Shakespearean performances took to the stage here, July 15-21. Both plays were directed by Christi Mancha, a local theater volunteer. The first performance, "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream", was presented by the youth ages 7-16, "The Complete Works of Shakespeare" rounded out the second stage performance of the week.

  • Garrison breaks ground on KORCOM Operations Center

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. and Republic of Korea officials broke ground on the U.S. Korea Command Operations Center Thursday, July 18, at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys. The operations center will be the first building of the U.S. Korean Command headquarters complex.

  • Why wouldn't soldiers train at Fort Chaffee?

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Operation River Assault 2013 has come and gone, making this the fourth year in a row where Army Reserve soldiers have crossed the Arkansas River, the most commonly touted reason for the exercise to be conducted here.

  • Operation River Assault a success

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Staring out into darkness, Spc. Hoang Tran could hardly wait to get started. Wet from an early morning storm, a little bit cold and with mud caking his Army combat boots, he eagerly directed each Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck toward the shoreline in the early morning hours of July 24, 2013.

  • Army Proving Ground tests Army's New Radio Systems

    Jul 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Proving Ground is the home of a large-scale, month-long test event that puts the Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio through its paces at Fort Huachuca.

  • 'If it's gotta get done, it's gotta get done'

    Jul 25, 2013

    It is 21:00 and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Richard Messer and his four-soldier crew are heading out to perform a necessary if unglamorous mission.

  • A small organization with a very big name

    Jul 25, 2013

    In a small Afghan National Army base in city of Asadabad, there sits a small, non-descript, windowless building that houses a small organization with a very big name: the Operational Coordination Center-Provincial.

  • Archangel: Afghan security forces winning local loyalty

    Jul 25, 2013

    "I've never seen somebody that people loved more: him walking down the street, and the crowds would gather around him, and they would listen to every single word he said," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Charles Studer of his Afghan National Army counterpart. "They wanted to be Afghan, and they wanted to be proud of their country."

  • Video: U.S. Army Active and Reserve Engineers bridge the gap

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve and Active units bridge the gap at Fort Chaffee, AR during Operation River Assault 2013.

  • Video: 744th Engineer Company conducts Aviation Training

    Jul 25, 2013

    744th Engineer Company (Mobility Augmentation), US Army Reserve out of Ogden, UT, familiarizes Soldiers on Chinook Helicopters for Aviation Training at Operation River Assault 2013 in Fort Chaffee, AR.

  • Video: Military Police Hone Urban Terrain Skills

    Jul 25, 2013

    Army Reserve soldiers from the 94th Military Police Company from Londonderry, New Hampshire are conducting urban terrain training at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas as part of Operation River Assault 2013. Includes sound bites from 2nd Lt. Chris Walbridge from Shelburne, Vt. and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Lee from Boston, Ma.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers back in U.S. waters after 10 months

    Jul 26, 2013

    Thirty-one Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 805th Transportation Detachment returned to U.S. waters, July 24, 2013, after 10 months overseas in support of Operating Enduring Freedom.

  • Video: 348th Engineer Company Practices Air Assault Drops

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the 348th Engineer Company took a break from basic soldiering to practice their air assault skills.

  • VIDEO: 671 Engineer Company bridging the gap

    Jul 25, 2013

    The 671st Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) bridges the gap across the Arkansas River at Fort Chaffee, AR during Operation River Assault 2013.

  • ACC-NCR closure by the numbers

    Jul 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Jack Cunnane spoke about the actions required to close the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center, he said "there are 1,001 details, but we are managing every aspect of the drawdown and are on track to successfully meet the Army's July 20 closure date."

  • Valuable information provided at small business meeting

    Jul 25, 2013

    The ACC Office of Small Business Programs conducted its quarterly workshop July 16 where small businesses gain knowledge about government programs.

  • ACC, ECC headquarters moving to new temporary facilities

    Jul 25, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians at the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters are moving from their relocatable buildings on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to temporary facilities at 106 Wynn Drive in Huntsville, Ala., as they await the completion of their permanent facilities.

  • Kansas City Sports Outreach Day Hosted at Fort Leavenworth

    Jul 25, 2013

    Front office executives from many of the professional sports organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area met on Fort Leavenworth, Thursday to learn about the role of the installation and the Combined Arms Center, and to discuss building upon the relationship between the installation and the areas professional sports teams.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Shannon K. Booker

    Jul 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Shannon K. Booker is a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 864th Contingency Contracting Team with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • 'Soldier for life' laid to rest on Fort Riley

    Jul 30, 2013

    To say retired Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz had a storied life is an understatement. Those lucky enough to come in contact with him in his 95 years surely heard the stories: one of the first Army paratroopers, youngest battalion commander in World War II, 4 a.m. combat jump into the southern invasion of France, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, Vietnam.

  • Unit commanders celebrate Iftar with local Afghan Officials

    Jul 27, 2013

    During a mission to bring stability and peace to the region, one of the most important things a unit can do is win the hearts and minds of the local community in which it resides. This is true around the world and continues to be an important concept to the Kandahar Province's ever-changing area of operations.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $4.6 million contract to dredge Freeport Harbor channels

    Jul 25, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $4,610,600 to Manson Construction Company for maintenance dredging of the Freeport Harbor Entrance and Jetty channels in Brazoria County, Texas.

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 25, 2013

    Jul 25, 2013

    Biweekly news wrap up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Fort Sill Soldier gains family in Army life

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "I really appreciate the opportunity to be here because I always hated the military growing up. I hated the concept of everyone being the same, having the goals and uniform. But I've come to realize it's a family and that's what I've been looking for in my life. It's funny how something you hate can become something that you need."

  • Overstrength MOS: how to re-enlist

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- For the past few years you may have noticed that your ranks have gotten smaller and smaller. As we all know, the Army is downsizing. This article is for unit commander's who have overstrength military occupational specialty (MOS) within their command and need to know what to do when he or she has a Soldier in an overstrength MOS.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment takes lead in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 26, 2013

    The troops of the Task Force Dragoon (2nd Cavalry Regiment) assumed their role in helping the security forces of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 25, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Chaplain makes historic jump to honor 173rd ABCT, heroic chaplain

    Jul 25, 2013

    Paratroopers of the famed 173rd Airborne Brigade -- past and present -- came together for a historic jump on 19 July in Frederick, OK. All were combat veterans from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The jump celebrated and honored the sacrifices of the fallen and the courage of those who served the 173rd -- and continue serving today.

  • Program gives cadets in-depth experience

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The very first challenge an officer has is standing up in front of their platoon and taking charge. With little to no experience in a true Army environment, a small age gap with their Soldiers, and a tremendous amount of responsibility on their shoulders, the Soldiers of the platoon look to this officer as their leader.

  • International students seek host families

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- When he was an instructor at the Fort Sill Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Ploynice and his wife, Michelle, would invite his foreign military students to attend church with them and to participate in community activities.

  • Knowledge newsletter July 24, 2013

    Jul 25, 2013

  • Stay away from unexploded ordnance

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The rains have returned a healthy green to parts of Fort Sill and this growth can obscure unexploded ordnance on the ground or partially buried on post range lands. This makes it all the more imperative to steer clear of this potential hazard. Fort Sill Range Operations officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of UXOs and about the areas of post that are off-limits to everyone.

  • Fort Sill launches Operation Live Well

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Operation Live Well is coming to Fort Sill July 29 to Aug. 1. The program is part of the Healthy Base Initiative launched by the Department of Defense this past spring. Thirteen military installations were selected across the United States, with Fort Sill chosen as one of two Army installations to launch the program.

  • 1st Recruiting Brigade Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 25, 2013

    1st Recruiting Brigade welcomes new commander.

  • Picatinny computer program saves time, money

    Jul 30, 2013

    By using software "extensions," scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal now have a tool that transforms complex modeling and simulation programs into easy-to-learn software.

  • Fort Meade Firefighters respond to airplane crash

    Jul 25, 2013

    Fort Meade Firefigheters responded recently whe a 70-year-old pilot was injured July 18, when his single-engine plane crashed into two mobile homes located in the Parkway Village Trailer Park in Maryland City

  • ACS Celebrates nearly half a century of service

    Jul 25, 2013

    For nearly half a century, Army Community Service has offered an array of programs and resources to benefit service members and their families throughout the Army.

  • In Memoriam

    Jul 25, 2013

    A memorial service was held July 18 at Wings Chapel to honor Warrant Officer Candidate/ Sergeant First Class Darrell R. McNealy who passed away July 11 on the installation.

  • The Pro: New SWGC manager looks to make impact

    Jul 25, 2013

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course offers Soldiers and civilians a means to escape the drudgery of everyday life, and one man hopes to improve one of the installations most leisurely activities.

  • Lemon Lot offers sweet deals

    Jul 25, 2013

    The hassle and stress of buying and selling big-ticket items can be overwhelming for Soldiers and Families, but Fort Rucker's Lemon Lot helps to alleviate that strain, and may leave patrons with a feeling that is more sweet than sour.

  • GEMS: Students climb mountains

    Jul 25, 2013

    Although school has been out of session for quite some time, some children are continuing their education by learning through the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, and this time they're conquering mountains.

  • Landing Zone keeps new design veiled

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Landing Zone is currently renovation innovation at its finest with all the new concepts and ideas that are going into its new construction layout and functionality, but a few surprises are in store.

  • ACAP: Discovering your career potential

    Jul 25, 2013

    When thinking about pursuing goals, whether it be going back to school, or finding a new job or career, one may have defeating thoughts such as, "I'm not capable of accomplishing this because I don't have the necessary skills."

  • NAF positions available to job hunters

    Jul 25, 2013

    The 10th annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair is today, but there are other opportunities for people interested in obtaining work on the installation with non-appropriated fund jobs.

  • Soldier Show plays in Wiregrass

    Jul 25, 2013

    The stereotypical Soldier is a muscle head Captain America figure yelling "Hooah" as he runs into a gunfight, but the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show is determined to display the sensitive and creative side that many Soldiers have.

  • Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 29, 2013

    Veterans of the Korean War, including two Medal of Honor recipients, were honored during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple Field, July 24, 2013.

  • Group standardizes crime statistics reporting

    Jul 25, 2013

    A Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services civilian employee was part of a Community of Practice Standardization of Crime Statistics Working Group, comprised of law enforcement professionals from installations across the country, that worked together since last August to develop the template for breaking down and analyzing critical crime statistics that can be used at installations across the country. The group was formed as part of the Command Provost Marshal's 2012 Summer of Law Enforcement Improvement Campaign.

  • Fort Carson agencies test active shooter response

    Jul 25, 2013

    Fort Carson police have trained 25 agencies and 800 civilians on how to respond to active shooter scenarios, with classroom training and live scenarios within their workplaces.

  • Chroman assumes command of 403rd AFSB

    Jul 25, 2013

    Col. Jordan S. Chroman took command of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade from Col. Michael C. Lopez, who served as commander of the brigade since June 2011. The change of command was held at the Kelly Gym, Camp Walker, Daegu, Korea, June 26.

  • Active shooter; Fort Carson police train for threat

    Jul 25, 2013

    Fort Carson civilian and military police trained July 18 with law enforcement from the local community to establish unified response procedures for active shooter scenarios.

  • Unlocked vehicles common targets for theft

    Jul 25, 2013

    While summer brings many outside for recreation, it also attracts a higher number of criminals looking for valuable items in vehicles.

  • Program helps Families be financially fit

    Jul 25, 2013

    Money may not buy happiness, but it can make life a lot easier, said Rosalie Grant-Nolt, director of the Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Program.

  • Protect your eyes from ultraviolet light

    Jul 25, 2013

    July is Ultraviolet Light Safety Month, and anyone who has been sunburned in the past knows the effects of too much sun and UV light exposure. Most are aware that prolonged UV exposure can cause skin cancer and speed up the aging process of skin. Some are aware that UV light is needed by our bodies to produce vitamin D, which helps strengthen bones, muscles and the immune system and helps improve our mood.

  • Iron Man stars in latest Exchange-exclusive Marvel comic book at no cost to Soldiers, Families

    Jul 25, 2013

  • Legion Pool reopens after renovations

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Fort Jackson community got an additional way to cool off Saturday with the reopening of Legion Pool after months of renovations.

  • Storck Barracks hosts 'Color Run for Prevention'

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports & Fitness hosted the five-kilometer Color Run for Prevention at Storck Barracks July 20. Hundreds of members from the USAG Ansbach community participated in the event, including Soldiers, family members, U.S. civilians and local nationals, and even a few pets.

  • Formula for Disaster

    Aug 14, 2013

    Of the lessons learned during our brigade's yearlong rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, none have returned to me more than the words "complacency kills." That warning was emblazoned on a T-barrier in the center of Forward Operating Base Saint Michael as a daily caveat to our greatest planning measures, pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections.

  • Fort Benning begins search for 10 miler team

    Jul 25, 2013

    Eighteen runners came out to Sand Hill Friday with their sights set on getting to Washington, D.C., to run in the Army Ten-Miler.

  • Survivor Outreach Services adds fallen troops to Hall of Heroes

    Sep 18, 2013

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, spoke to the Families and friends of eight fallen service members Friday at the Survivor Outreach Services Center during a Hall of Heroes ceremony. SOS hosts Hall of Heroes ceremonies for Families of fallen service members to post photographs on the walls inside of the SOS center.

  • Teenagers prepare for emergencies

    Jul 25, 2013

    Ten Fort Jackson teenagers, ages 13-18, participated in a 20-hour Teen Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, certificate course last week.

  • Soldier Show comes to Fort Jackson this weekend

    Jul 25, 2013

    A 75-minute musical production created by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers is coming to Fort Jackson this weekend.

  • Powerlifter gets set for Atlanta competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    When life weighs down Jackie Hammond, she takes a deep breath and benches 185 pounds. Once she takes that first rep, that weight is off her shoulders, the 31-year-old aspiring powerlifter said.

  • Heat comes up short of first championship

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Columbus Red Jackets stifled the Heat defensively and took a best-of-three series 2-0, winning Game 1 on Thursday, 62-54 and Game 2 on Saturday, 58-48 in the Old School Basketball League championship.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli Chief of Logistics, provides training insight

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Brig. Gen. Mofid Ganem, Israeli Defense Force Chief of Logistics, and members of the IDF for a tour July 22.

  • Gaming for a cause: Game marathon benefits charity, offers cash prizes

    Jul 25, 2013

    For all those who have ever said that playing video games isn't productive, a group of gaming enthusiasts in Dothan, Ala., is setting out to prove them wrong. On Aug 4-5, gamers will have a chance to play their favorite games for charity. 1UP Games, Fanatix, Hometown Lenders and Screw This Level will present the Dothan area's first Circle City Game-A-Thon, a 24-hour gaming session that will benefit Mission Firefly, a mission-based organization with a focus on combating poverty in South America.

  • Martin Army Community Hospital under new leadership

    Jul 25, 2013

    Martin Army Community Hospital marked a transition in leadership July 12 with a change of command and responsibility ceremony at Fort Benning's York Field.

  • Comedian Mitch Fatel to take the stage at USAG Bamberg's Stable Theater

    Jul 25, 2013

    Armed Forces Entertainment will bring comedian Mitch Fatel and special guest Bryan Ricci to U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's Stable Theater Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

  • Crane Army Green Belt Improves Respirator Management

    Jul 25, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project designed to improve the respirator management program as the program transitioned from the Navy to Crane Army.

  • USAREUR family serves together

    Jul 25, 2013

    It is said that less than one percent of the population of the U.S. serve in the military. So, for some people, seeing a member of the military is a rare sight. But even harder to find is a family of service members.

  • US, allies test unmanned ground systems

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Maneuver Battle Lab revealed a glimpse into the future as the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations collaborated to use one another's robots in military operations.

  • Two reporting options available for sexual assault

    Jul 25, 2013

    To maintain the respect and privacy of sexual assault victims, the Department of Defense offers two reporting options to victims to receive proper medical treatment with confidentiality.

  • SLIDESHOW: Odierno visits India

    Jul 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno traveled to New Delhi this week, where he visited with his Indian counterpart, Gen. Bikram Singh, chief of army staff.

  • Community recommendation on hair salons

    Jul 25, 2013

    Until recently, Schweinfurt community members have been able to get their hair updated with a fresh new look at the Ledward Beauty Salon. The July 13 shuttering of the Schweinfurt AAFES Beauty Salon, a result of garrison closure procedures, has created a demand for off-post locations for community members to get a new coif.

  • How to find out more about your next duty station's school

    Jul 25, 2013

    If you and your children are moving, read more to learn how to get information about the schools at your next duty station.

  • EOD makes life less explosive in Kosovo

    Nov 30, -0001

    It could be a small piece of rusting metal, sticking up from the ground after a rainstorm or discovered by kicking over a rock while walking through a field.

  • Afghan combat support kandak is the future force multiplier

    Jul 25, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The 4th Combat Support Kandak of the 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps provides enablers and force multipliers to support infantry units within the brigade. They provide 122mm howitzer indirect fires, engineering construction and explosive expertise, and act as the eyes and ears of the brigade commander with ground reconnaissance. The successful integration of 4th Kandak into operations in Paktika Province has resulted in multiple successes in recent months.

  • 'Dog Days of Summer' can be hazardous to your pet

    Jul 25, 2013

    We're in the thick of the summer and it's important for pet owners to be aware of the danger that the increase in heat can pose to their beloved pets. It doesn't take much exposure to excessive heat before your pet will begin suffering from a heat injury.

  • Odierno visits India, focuses on future opportunities

    Jul 25, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno traveled to New Delhi this week, where he visited with his Indian counterpart, Gen. Bikram Singh, chief of army staff.

  • ANA commandos receive dental training

    Jul 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Capt. Abby Raymond, the brigade dentist for 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., Capt. Shani Thompson, a dentist with the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command, and their dental assistants, provided training covering dental basics at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, July 21 and 22.

  • AOAP Lab brings the science of oil to the KMC

    Nov 30, -0001

    In a laboratory, surrounded by scientific equipment, chemists and physical laboratory technicians review the evidence. Light flashes from one machine, and a technician looks to his screen in hopes of a positive result. These samples, pulled from multiple countries, reveal under microscopes and tests the culprits responsible for damage and loss.

  • Participants carry their weight in Strongman Competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    Garmisch community members represent U.S. in the annual German Strongman / Strongwoman Competition

  • U.S. Army Africa, South African partners kick-off Exercise Shared Accord 13

    Jul 25, 2013

    Approximately 700 U.S. and 3,000 South African Defense Force service members gathered at Port Elizabeth, Republic of South Africa, for the opening ceremony of U.S. Army Africa's Exercise Shared Accord 13, July 24, 2013.

  • Relieving stress and anxiety outdoors

    Jul 25, 2013

    When needing to feel the rush, the Army has a high-adventure outdoor recreation program as a part of the Army's approach to reset for units to explore -- Warrior Adventure Quest. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hosted Warrior Adventure Quest for Soldiers June 7.

  • Training to survive in a chemical environment

    Jul 25, 2013

    Soldiers from HHB conducted a mask confidence chamber and operational decontamination training on Camp Casey, South Korea, June 6, 2013. The purpose of this training was to teach Soldiers the knowledge and skills to survive chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks.

  • Vice chief addresses current Army challenges

    Jul 26, 2013

    While budget cuts and sequestration are a challenge, Americans won't accept them as an excuse for the Army failing to maintain a fighting force able to win the nation's wars, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Natick develops holster for M320 grenade launcher

    Jul 25, 2013

    When the M320 40mm grenade launcher was introduced to replace the M203 in 2009, it put a new, more lethal weapon into the hands of the individual Soldier. There was one question, however. How would he or she best carry it?

  • Party on the DMZ: JSA Battalion's ninth birthday

    Jul 25, 2013

    U.S. and Republic of Korea Soldiers and families serving at the Joint Security Area participated in a Freedom-Victory Day festival on June 30, to celebrate the ninth anniversary of the JSA ROK Army Battalion activation.

  • Gen. Brooks delivers first U.S. Army Pacific One Team message

    Jul 27, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific, Commanding General, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks initial message to USARPAC Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians. One Team!

  • Korean War Armistice turns 60 July 27

    Aug 5, 2013

    Signing at Panmunjom halted fighting that left Korea desolate.

  • 'Everybody knows who Sgt. Parker is'

    Jul 24, 2013

    "Some of the people here ... quite honestly just know where he lives," said 1st Lt. David Senn, commander, 859th Engineer Company (Vertical), Mississippi Army National Guard, "and will come up there at night and [say] 'Hey, if you don't mind, tomorrow, come stop by.'"

  • SFAAT Blackhorse: 1st Kandak is proficient, capable, ready to lead

    Jul 24, 2013

    Seven weeks ago, U.S. and Afghan National Security Forces worked together to clear enemy fighters from Hesarak, a remote district center in western Nangarhar province.

  • Honaker-Miracle: In the ANA's capable hands

    Jul 24, 2013

    "We appreciate the hard work that you have done here," said Afghan National Army Maj. Rahman, the Kandak executive officer, with the aid of an interpreter.

  • Leaders sign MOU to keep Itaewon safe

    Jul 24, 2013

    A Memorandum of Understanding was re-signed by the Itaewon Bar Owners' Association and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to strengthen the partnership between Korea and the United States, July 24. Wonsoon Yoo, president of IBOA, and Col. Michael. E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, and other respective business and military leaders joined together for the signing event, which last occurred in 2009.

  • US Army Pacific welcomes new Chief of Staff

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Soldiers and officers from throughout U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) gathered to welcome Maj. Gen. Jim Pasquarette as their new chief of staff during a Flying "V" ceremony July 24 at historic Palm Circle, here. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, USARPAC commanding general, officiated the ceremony and welcomed Pasquarette and his family into the ranks of the USARPAC Ohana. The Flying "V" ceremony traditionally honors senior Army officials when they assume duties or depart from an Army command and refers to the way the colors are posted in a V-shaped formation during the ceremony.

  • Recruiter serves as commander of Sequim VFW

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Tristan Ryan, a recruiter at Port Angeles Recruiting Station, Wash., was recently elected to serve as commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 in Sequim, Wash.

  • Medal of Honor recipient reflects on experiences

    Jul 24, 2013

    One of the Army's most recent Medal of Honor recipients visited Fort Benning last week for the 4th Infantry Division's reunion and the unit's monument dedication. While here, former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha took time to visit with basic training Soldiers and shared his experiences.

  • CSA says resourcing MCoE is priority

    Jul 24, 2013

    With the 4th Infantry Division holding its official monument dedication last week, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno made a visit to Fort Benning. While here, he took the time to address some of the questions facing both the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the Army as a whole. Although the Army is facing financial constraints, Odierno said the MCoE will be a high priority when it comes to dividing Army resources.

  • Fort Drum teen to become fourth-generation Eagle Scout

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For more than a century, young boys throughout the country have been participating in the Boy Scouts of America to learn life skills that built character, responsibility and confidence. Of the approximate 115 million boys who have entered the organization, only a little over 2 million have reached the rank of Eagle Scout.

  • Fort Drum EEO employee named IMCOM Hero

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A woman dedicated to supporting the Civilian workforce has been recognized for going beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety and well-being of Fort Drum Civilians and Soldiers alike.

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