Archive: Jul 2013

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  • Recognizing the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg

    Jul 15, 2013

    About half way through the movie classic, "Gone with the Wind," Rhett Butler is asked by Scarlett O'Hara whether he knows how Ashley Wilkes is doing. Infuriated by the question, Rhett turns to Scarlett and says: "We should all know in a little while. The two armies have met at a little Pennsylvania crossroads known as Gettysburg."

  • Fort Jackson celebrates America's birthday

    Jul 15, 2013

    As part of the pre-fireworks entertainment, Soldiers display period uniforms representing all the wars in which the United States participated. The evening's festivities began with concerts by the 282nd Army Band, which entertained the crowd with patriotic music and rock songs. The event was capped off by a 30-minute fireworks show.

  • Larger base fireworks crowd, 50-gun salute highlight holiday

    Jul 15, 2013

    An Independence Day early evening informal poll taken at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple Field produced two results: more people than ever took in the national fireworks over the District of Columbia from JBM-HH and first-time viewers greatly outnumbered fireworks veterans.

  • Tomahawks train up on call-for-fire

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks", 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in call-for-fire familiarization training enhanced by the use of a high-tech simulator, July 10.

  • Corps of Intelligence Police Initiated, 11 July 1917

    Jul 15, 2013

    On 11 July 1917, Major Dennis Nolan, Intelligence Chief in Pershing's American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I, wrote to the Chief of Staff of the Army requesting …"that fifty secret service men, who have had training in police work [and] who speak French fluently, be enlisted as sergeants of infantry in service in intelligence work and sent to France at an early date. As these men will be in intimate relation with the French people, it is a matter of great importance that they not only speak the language but are men of high character." Accordingly, a month later, the War Department authorized the creation of the Corps of Intelligence Police, or CIP. Finally, counterintelligence, which had been practiced since the inception of the American Army, was given official recognition as a professional discipline in an organized intelligence section, or G2.

  • NATO Allied Land Command head visits Rapid Trident

    Jul 16, 2013

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization Allied Land Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges visited Exercise Rapid Trident 2013 in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 15, 2013, to gain an understanding of the training conducted and the capabilities of the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.

  • Honor flight plans local celebration of Korean war veterans

    Jul 15, 2013

    As the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War approaches, Honor Flight of South Carolina is reaching out to veterans to participate in a celebration of their contributions and sacrifices.

  • Furloughs affect some operations

    Jul 15, 2013

    Mandatory one-day-per-week furloughs for approximately 3,500 federal civilian employees on Fort Jackson began Monday, affecting some of the services on the installation. The furloughs will not have an impact on AAFES and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation services.

  • Make it yours, Program encourages post residents to beautify their yards

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, has reintroduced a former Fort Huachuca housing program that encourages residents of on-post quarters to individualize their yards to both enhance neighborhood attractiveness and make living in on-post housing areas more like living in off-post communities.

  • Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know -- and practice -- proper risk management.

  • Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn't always cooperate in people's favor.

  • 3 brothers continue tradition of service in Army

    Jul 15, 2013

    When Adam Schuk enlisted in the Army in February it was expected. Ever since he was in middle school he told everyone he knew that he would enlist. So when the 2013 graduate of West Allis, Wis., Central High School joined it was no surprise. But when his two older brothers, Ryan and Brandon, decided to enlist, it was a surprise to everyone - including their parents.

  • Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce transcends decades and even generations each time they enter the fence line. After all, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our military, July 14, 2013.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign Update

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign reinforces the demonstrated resilience of the U.S. Army Soldiers, civilians and families over the past 12 years.

  • Victory Upadte Vol. 13-07

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Jackson names its NCO and Soldier of the Year, and Fort Jackson hosts one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the Midlands.

  • California Army National Guard participates in Exercise Rapid Trident 2013

    Jul 18, 2013

    Members of the California National Guard are participating in Exercise Rapid Trident 2013, in Yavoriv, Ukraine, because of the 20-year relationship they have built with the Ukrainian army through the National Guard State Partnership Program.

  • Army develops low-cost next generation biological detector

    Jul 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Accurately identifying biological threats in order to safeguard U.S. soldiers against them is a capability the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has provided the national defense community for years. Now, the Center has developed a next generation tactical biological detector that reduces technology costs, saves production time and uses a power source that is more energy efficient.

  • Deputy PMG Nominated for First Star

    Oct 30, 2013

    Deputy Provost Marshal General COL David P. Glaser was nominated for his first star July 2, one of 36 nominees. COL Glaser, a career Military Police officer, is responsible for oversight of U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Army Corrections Command and the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency.

  • 'Mustang' soldiers awarded combat badges

    Jul 15, 2013

    Thirty-two 'Mustang' soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were awarded combat badges, July 6, during an awards ceremony held on Forward Operating Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan.

  • South Korea-based NCO wins top service award

    Jul 16, 2013

    A South Korea-based master sergeant was the U.S. Army's selection for the 2013 Federally Employed Women Meritorious Service Award.

  • 41st Signal Battalion joins ROK Guerilla Training

    Jul 15, 2013

    American Soldiers from the 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, participated in Republic of Korea Army guerilla training with Soldiers from the 60th Signal Battalion ROKA in Guri City, South Korea July 2.

  • Army medicine, VA share focus on behavioral health concerns

    Jul 16, 2013

    Both the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs share a concern for Soldier behavioral health, and are working together to further mutual goals.

  • Operation Rising Star calling garrisons - deadline looms

    Jul 15, 2013

    Army Entertainment is getting set to launch the ninth season of Operation Rising Star, a military singing contest based on the American Idol format. Garrisons have until July 29, 2013, to register for local competition, which will be contested in September and/or October.

  • Sustainment Command trains Soldiers for life in combat zone

    Jul 16, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command recently conducted a three-week pre-deployment training session for about 50 commissioned and noncommissioned officers heading overseas to fill positions in its brigades in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

  • Afghanistan mission central to US family

    Jul 14, 2013

    "Last time I was here, I was a [squad automatic weapon] gunner: a private," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Bartlett, master gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. A lot has changed since Bartlett deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Service members take Independence Day citizenship oath

    Jul 14, 2013

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America," said more than 150 service members and civilians gathered together in a large tent at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan July 4.

  • Afghan National Security Forces care for the community

    Jul 17, 2013

    A story from an Afghan National Army Kandak Commander about the boy he met while on a mission and sought out a year later to see how he was doing.

  • Celebrating Independence Day on FOB Sharana

    Jul 14, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- The Forward Operating Base Sharana Freedom Fest went off with a bang July 7, with the 101st Airborne Division Rock Band "Ambush" returning for a repeat performance. Fireworks were not allowed but the United Service Organization, Morale Welfare and Recreation as well as FLUOR contracted cooks put together an event that would put the lack of a light show in the back of everyone's mind.

  • Scenes from Paktika Province

    Jul 14, 2013

  • Afghan National Army artillery support to Afghan Uniformed Police

    Jul 14, 2013

  • ANSF Secure Omna District

    Jul 14, 2013

  • Zero tolerance with sexual violence in the US Army Reserve-PR

    Nov 30, -0001

    The senior U.S. Army officer in the Caribbean at the federal level, Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernandez, highlighted the efforts from his command to prevent sexual violence in the ranks of the military organization, as several units through the command are immersed in sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training July 13.

  • JAG maintains positive relations in Kosovo

    Jul 13, 2013

    Being good neighbors is an integral part for maintaining positive relations in a deployment environment.

  • District inactivates after four years of delivering critical infrastructure

    Jul 13, 2013

    Afghanistan Engineer District-South marked its inactivation after four years of delivering critical infrastructure projects in Afghanistan with a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield July 11. Over the course of four years, the district's technical experts completed nearly 200 projects valued at $1.4 billion that improved the safety, security and well-being of Afghans, US and Coalition Forces.

  • Presidio of Monterey changes leadership

    Jul 17, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The United States Army Garrison, Presidio of Monterey conducted a change-of-command ceremony on Soldier Field July 10. Col. Joel J. Clark, garrison commander since July 2011, passed the colors to his replacement, Col. Paul W. Fellinger Jr.

  • Ironhorse logistician leads with knowledge, heart

    Jul 25, 2013

    One Ironhorse Soldier goes the extra mile providing supplies necessary to keep the Army in motion and to care for Soldiers.

  • SecArmy says furlough will degrade Guard readiness

    Jul 15, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh again warned that sequestration continues to threaten military readiness.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Military Police to host national law enforcement academy

    Jul 12, 2013

    The National Law Enforcement Explorer Academy is coming to Fort Leonard Wood July 13-20. Thirty young adults, ages 16-20, will have the opportunity to train with members of the U.S. Army Military Police School during the eight-day academy, hosted by the 701st MP Battalion.

  • South Korean medics train in latest battlefield techniques

    Jul 12, 2013

    South Korean military medical personnel rehearsed lifesaving medical treatments during the 23rd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference July 10 at the Millennium Seoul Hilton.

  • Chaplain candidates serve, train, during Operation Warrior Forge

    Jul 12, 2013

    Each year, chaplain candidates provide direct religious support to ROTC cadets at Operation Warrior Forge, under the supervision of Army chaplains from the active and reserve. The training helps prepare the candidates for future serve as chaplains in the U.S. Army.

  • Reflections on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Jul 12, 2013

    On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, there was a phenomenal program of authors and speakers to set the strategic and cultural context for the events of 1--3 July 1863.

  • ACC-NCR cases colors

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here cased its colors July 11, signifying its inactivation.

  • ACC-NCR cases colors

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here cased its colors July 11, signifying its inactivation.

  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis updates hospital operating rooms with new capabilities

    Jul 15, 2013

    Approximately 1,500 surgeries were performed at Fort Eustis, Va., in 2012. This year, the McDonald Army Health Center plans to perform another 2,000 -- and that's the lowest estimate.

  • SMA Chandler: Know our Army Profession

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Army officially launched ADRP 1, "The Army Profession," June 14, 2013, for use in professional development programs throughout the Army.

  • USO Healing Gardens provide therapy for WTB Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Soldiers at Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Battalion will soon have another stress-release activity available to them at the Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Care Center.

  • Army Initiating Collaborative Effort to Address TBI, PTSD

    Jul 12, 2013

    "The invisible wounds - post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury - are just as damaging as the visible ones. They impact the families as well as the Soldiers," said Brig. Gen. John M. Cho, a doctor, and deputy chief of staff for operations with Army Medical Command.

  • Jewish Chaplain grateful for Belvoir experience

    Jul 12, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Rabbi Heather Borshof, Installation Troop Support Chaplain, arrived at Fort Belvoir in April of 2011 open minded about her first assignment as an installation chaplain. Borshof had the knowledge she acquired during her training course at Fort Jackson, S.C., but had no practical experience.

  • Avoid heat injury with hydration, rest

    Jul 12, 2013

    As the summer season marches on, chances are that the temperature will only increase. Fort Belvoir community members exercising and working outdoors are encouraged to do so while getting the proper amount of rest, especially when the temperature rises above 90 degrees, according to Fort Belvoir Safety Office officials.

  • Organizations can help manage furlough stress

    Jul 12, 2013

    Stress is an emotion community members will inevitably feel during the Department of Defense furlough period that started this week. Tension at appropriate levels can help a person focus to accomplish a goal but too much can lead to physical, mental and emotional issues.

  • Porter assumes command of 'best in the Army' team at Dunham Clinic

    Jul 12, 2013

    First nurse and first woman to command the Dunham U.S. Army Health Clinic, Col. Stephanie Wilcher was honored by the military community here today as she passed to the incoming commander a healthcare campus that has achieved more access to care, more types of healthcare and wellness programs, and more efficiency.

  • Warrant officer serves double duty as horror novelist

    Jul 12, 2013

    William Jarrett leads a double life. By day, he is Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jarrett, an analyst for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir. By night -- or anytime he's off duty -- he becomes "Dev" Jarrett, a horror writer with more than 30 short stories published and his first novel set to hit the shelves next month.

  • Storyteller catches on at Van Noy Library

    Jul 12, 2013

    Children's books are entertaining enough with their stories about curious monkeys, fearless tank engines and imaginary worlds. Adding a storyteller with creative costumes and puppets and the experience is enhanced that much more. This is what Cynthia McGuire, storyteller at Van Noy Library has done on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for the last month during the library's "story hour."

  • USO Healing Gardens provide therapy for WTB Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Battalion will soon have another stress-release activity available to them at the Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Care Center. Healing Gardens are currently being planted at the Care Center and should be available for Soldiers at the WTB in July to help them relax and clear their minds.

  • Vehicle inspections protect post

    Jul 12, 2013

    Periodically, there are random car inspections at the Fort Belvoir entrance gates. Though they are frustrating to some Department of Defense civilians and non-government civilians, they help ensure the safety of the installation's work force and residents.

  • Olympian Nunn to walk 50K at World Championships

    Jul 18, 2013

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. John Nunn, a two-time Olympic race walker with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, finished second in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a tuneup for the 50-kilometer race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-18, 2013, in Moscow.

  • Have you started your holiday shopping?

    Jul 12, 2013

    Now that the Fourth of July is over I was recently informed that there are only 166 days left until Christmas, meaning we're a little more than halfway to the holiday season. Of course, if you're Jewish the High Holy Days are a little closer with Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) beginning Sept. 4.

  • For elementary school principal, it was all about children, Families

    Jul 12, 2013

    For any Principal, ensuring the academic success of their school's students is goal number one. But, for Jane Wilson, making sure the students' minds were open to learning extended beyond the classroom and into their homes.

  • PEO Ammo better buying power nets more than $6 billion in savings

    Jul 15, 2013

    Since 2010, the Program Executive Office Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., has saved the Army more than $6 billion through better buying power initiatives aimed at strengthening buying power, improving industry productivity, and providing affordable military capabilities.

  • WTB organization day provides rest, relaxation for Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2013

    Soldiers in the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion relaxed with their Families while listening to music and enjoying a catered meal during the WTB's organization day at the USO Warrior and Family Care Center -- Fort Belvoir July 3. The event was a day for the Soldiers to get out of their rooms and get away from the stress of daily life while spending time with their Families and meeting new people.

  • SFAT members part of returning 4th SBCT flight

    Nov 30, -0001

    Following an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, approximately 230 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders," returned July 10 to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Alaska's military supports BLM firefighting efforts

    Jul 12, 2013

    Fort Wainwright Garrison has provided skilled personnel and equipment to help with Bureau of Land Management's ongoing activities of containing and extinguishing the Stuart Creek 2 fire.

  • Fort Wainwright garrison changes top noncommissioned officers

    Jul 12, 2013

    Fort Wainwright bids farewell to its garrison command sergeant major and welcomes a new enlisted leader.

  • A man on post who is always in the Zone

    Jul 12, 2013

    Most of the Department of Defense civilians on Fort Wainwright are serious about the mission to support Soldiers, but there is a stand-out who embodies the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, especially when it comes to the single Soldier.

  • Post, community offers family fitness opportunities

    Jul 12, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Imagine this, it's 5 p.m. and you are sweating from a 3-mile run you just did on a treadmill in the fitness center. You've just set a record time and you're feeling pretty good. But your thoughts drift off to what your family may be doing at home right now. You wonder if they would also enjoy a run like you just completed, and decide it would be nice to have their company as well. Families who are active together can improve their fitness and enjoy quality time together.

  • Child care worker highlighted

    Jul 12, 2013

    The July employee spotlight is on Jackie Kelly, a Fort Sill child care provider with more than 20 years of experience, who works at Cooper Child Development Center.

  • Camp readies kids for Punt, Pass, and Kick competition

    Jul 12, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As part of Operation Live Well, Fort Sill Child, Youth and School Services will host a Punt, Pass and Kick camp July 23-26 culminating with a competition July 27 at 10 a.m. at Prichard Field.

  • Relationship building program offered to deployed troops

    Jul 12, 2013

    Soldiers of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's chaplain section recently worked together to combine two relationship building programs into one that is available to all soldiers deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The Army offers relationship building programs designed for both single soldiers and for married soldiers. At Camp Arifjan, however, the courses previously offered were only for single soldiers on deployment. Chaplain Melvin Tucker and Staff Sgt. Luke Bridgeman dedicated countless hours to opening this program to all soldiers here.

  • Wisconsin Guard names first Buddhist chaplain

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Wisconsin Army National Guard welcomed its first Buddhist chaplain at a swearing in ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 10.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital welcomes new commander

    Jul 12, 2013

    Fort Sill's Reynolds Army Community Hospital held a change of command ceremony July 2.

  • Forever exploring

    Jul 12, 2013

    Recently soldiers and spouses of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, attended a Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat in Honolulu to explore elements that make a good marriage.

  • Two Army Warrior Games medal winners selected for Team USA

    Jul 17, 2013

    Army Veterans Robbie Gaupp and Luis Puertas use Warrior Games experience to secure a spot on Team USA at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France July 19-28.

  • Military families hit the street with Sesame St. characters

    Jul 15, 2013

    Children and adults alike enjoy the Sesame Street / USO Experience for Military Families performance at Rose Barracks.

  • Falcon's Got Talent

    Jul 12, 2013

    Task Force Falcon, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade gathered the talents of Kandahar Airfield to display their singing, musical, comedic and dancing abilities. The CAB hosted the event near the unit's headquarters July 5 to have a little fun while observing Independence Day. Looking closer at the talents, one could see the hidden message a few Soldiers had to offer.

  • USAG Bamberg first responders quickly extinguish fire

    Jul 18, 2013

    BAMBGERG, Germany (July 11, 2013) -- A recycling container located on a parking lot at U.S. Army garrison Bamberg caught fire, most likely caused by a cigarrette butt.

  • Humphreys Soldiers commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the Battle of the Cheonan

    Jul 12, 2013

    More than 40 Camp Humphreys Soldiers and Chonan City officials took part in a ceremony marking the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War battle at Chonan, July 8. Hosted by the Korean Freedom Federation, Chonan Branch, the commemoration paid tribute to the U.S. Soldiers who gave their life in defense of South Korea during the hard-fought battle against a superior number of North Korean enemy forces.

  • Humphreys turns page on summer reading program

    Jul 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Army's annual Library Summer Reading Program kicked off during a ceremony here, Jul. 9. During the event, more than 100 parents and children visited community library to browse its collection of books and multi-media material.

  • Petfest 2013

    Jul 12, 2013

    Petfest 2013 show results: There were four categories for this year's competition. The winner of the Best in Show category was the Bugle and Beagle Brothers' team. Cockrell too first place in the Best Trick category, Spensor Gaynor won the Best Look-a-like category, and the Yorkie siblings and Appollo & Max Joffrion took first place in the Best Dressed category.

  • ROK Air Force Cadets Visit 6-52 ADA

    Jul 12, 2013

    More than 20 cadets from the Republic of Korea's 10th Fighter Wing visited Bravo Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery here, July 1. This event seeks to strengthen the friendship between the two units, who have been neighbors on Suwon Air Base since 2009, when the "Iron Horse" battalion moved here.

  • Natick segment to air on 'Only in America'

    Jul 12, 2013

    When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can "Git-R-Done" quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. That's what "Larry the Cable Guy" discovered Nov. 8, 2012, when the comedian known for that blue-collar catch phrase brought the crew of his popular History Channel TV series "Only in America" to NSSC for a visit. The segment will air Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. EDT.

  • Soldiers in Japan join the SHARP team to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault

    Nov 30, -0001

    "You can succeed from this day forward in virtually every aspect of your military career, but if you fail at this, and that is leading on the issue of sexual assault, you've failed the Army." Those are the words of Secretary of the Army John McHugh who expressed concerns to Army senior leaders about the issue of sexual harassment and assault that's ripping the fabric of the today's Army. To help defeat sexual harassment and assault more than 20 Soldiers and civilians participated in a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) course from July 8-19 at Camp Shield's Chapel Training Center.

  • High school athletes improve skills during summer basketball in Japan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Elva Harris loves the game of basketball. The Army dependent and upcoming junior at Kadena High School started playing at the age of five while her parents were stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Now some 10 years later, Harris is still seeking to improve her game.

  • 516th Signal Brigade hosts change of command

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER -- Col. Cleophus Thomas assumed command of the 516th Signal Brigade, from outgoing commander, Col. Scott Baer, during a change of command ceremony on historic Palm Circle, here, July 3.

  • Knox ceremony salutes nation's independence

    Jul 11, 2013

    Fort Knox hosted a ceremony which included a 51-gun salute to the nation on July 3 in honor of the country's independence.

  • Joint Services Food Management Board - Tour Meadow Gold Dairy Company

    Jul 11, 2013

    Defense Logistics Agency on Oahu, Hawaii has organized a Joint Services Food Service Management Board. Every quarter members from the various food service branches of the Joint Military (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines) Services on Oahu, Hawaii assemble to review food purchases, vendors and collaborate on best practices with an emphasis on shifting food service to meet the Department of Defense Menu Nutrition Standards.

  • Furloughs limit BACH services

    Jul 11, 2013

    This week marked the beginning of the civilian employee furlough period, during which some organizations on the installation will suffer a 20 percent deficit in workforce capacity. In addition to civilian employees feeling the sting of a 20 percent reduction in pay, residents of Fort Campbell and patrons of some establishments will see adjustments to services during the 11-week period. Among the major institutions to be impacted by the furloughs is Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. On July 3, an official statement was released from BACH announcing the limitation of select services during the furlough period.

  • Garrison changes command

    Jul 11, 2013

    Fort Knox Garrison changed command in a ceremony July 9. The ceremony also hailed the change of responsibility for the garrison command sergeant major.

  • Strength in friendships: Camp SOS heals, lets kids be kids

    Jul 11, 2013

    First in line for yellow team's water challenge event, Carson McCoy, 12, smiled and took a runner ready stance -- intending to make every second count. On the command "Go!" Carson took off as her teammates loudly cheered her on, grabbing a shirt, immersing it in a bucket of water and then quickly putting it on as she raced to the other end of the field. The team goal was to fill a bucket at the other end of the field with water in the shortest amount of time, using a T-shirt as the only means to transfer the water. As their laughter and encouraging cries filled the air Tuesday morning during the team challenge portion of Camp SOS, the campers took turns rotating through the challenge until their task was complete.

  • Soldier re-ups as wife administers oath

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Army is in a transformation process where it is cutting down the force and only top-notch Soldiers will be able to re-enlist and stay in the service. One of those Soldiers who has proven himself is Spc. David Bergeron, H Battery, 26th Field Artillery (Target Acquisition). As with military tradition, he needed to select a commissioned officer to administer the re-enlistment oath to him June 25. For Bergeron that choice was easy: his wife of five years, 2nd Lt. Ariel Bergeron.

  • Soldiers, civilians celebrate Independence Day

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- This year's Fourth of July morning was cloudy at Fort Sill. Most roads were empty as people enjoyed the start of their four-day weekend. However, a crowd gathered outside McNair Hall listening as the 77th U. S. Army Band played Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," and cannons fired at the peak of the song to break the morning silence.

  • 'Steel Warriors' celebrate July Fourth with twist

    Jul 11, 2013

    CAMP REDLEG, United Arab Emirates -- Camp Redleg in the United Arab Emirates was up a bit earlier than usual July 4 as 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, Steel Warriors celebrated the 237th anniversary of freedom, while deployed.

  • Cadets drill to see how FA does it

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers and five U.S. Military Academy cadets currently assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery participated in the Copperhead Challenge June 2-3 here. The challenge tested Soldiers' ability to carry a 40-pound ruck sack while walking an 11.7 miles route, which featured 10 Warrior Task and Battle Drills stations and two artillery-oriented training performance and evaluation stations.

  • New leader assumes command of future-ready Army EPG

    Jul 11, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca-headquartered U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAPEG, changed leadership Tuesday during a change of command ceremony on the installation's historic Brown Parade Field.

  • Fort Sill Garrison changes command

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Col. Paul Hossenlopp, recalled his first tour at Fort Sill in 1987. He and his wife lived in a small house not too far from the Old Post Quadrangle, where he again said goodbye July 2. He left his position as garrison commander and Col. Glenn Waters stepped in during a change of command ceremony.

  • Army JROTC instructor melds military and Native American cultures

    Jul 11, 2013

    Junior ROTC cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) helps develop confidence, teamwork and leadership traits in cadets.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis

    Jul 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis is the chaplain assistant for the Expeditionary Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Army couple aids victim of motorcycle accident

    Jul 11, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany- During a leisurely motorcycle ride through the Bavarian Alps, Sgts. 1st Class Cathleen Stadler-Frazier and Robert Frazier never expected their military training would be a crucial part of their weekend.

  • Standout runner, Soldier motivates CAB comrades

    Jul 11, 2013

    A native of Kenya, Chesang is a distance runner. And while his fellow Soldiers agree he could devote his time in the Army solely to running, he instead turned his focus to the greater good.

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 11, 2013

    Jul 11, 2013

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

  • Knowledge Newsletter 7/10/2013

    Jul 11, 2013

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