Archive: Aug 2013

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  • 4th MEB returns from national disaster response training exercise

    Aug 22, 2013

    Soldiers of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade returned home after a weeklong training exercise focusing on national disaster response Aug. 11 to Sunday around Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • ACC-NCR employee ends job search, discovers Alabama sunshine

    Aug 22, 2013

    All it took for Amy Mariano to accept her position at the Army Contracting Command headquarters was a few long drives and support from her husband.

  • ACC headquarters to host dining out, celebrate 5th anniversary

    Aug 27, 2013

    Army Contracting Command will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a formal dining out at the Summit on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Oct. 2.

  • BOSS strengthens League of Dreams bonds

    Aug 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Picking up from where they left off last year, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) members teamed up with the League of Dreams to provide local children with disabilities the chance to play baseball.

  • Garman Succeeds Bostick as 1st AML commander

    Aug 22, 2013

    ABEREEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Senior leaders, Soldiers, civilians and guests gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Top of the Bay in July to witness a transition in leadership for the 1st Area Medical Laboratory as Col. Anthony C. Bostick relinquished command of the unit to Col. Patrick M. Garman.

  • SGMs provide supplies to local school

    Aug 22, 2013

    Members of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Sergeants Major Association, with support from Fort Carson Sergeant Audie Murphy Club members, handed out 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to students at Pikes Peak Elementary School, Monday. The school is part of Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs.

  • STEM in Scouting Day Sept. 28

    Aug 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Area youth can learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers from APG and other community professional volunteers during the third annual STEM in Scouting Day at Shore Park Sept. 28.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Aug. 22, 2013

    Aug 22, 2013

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

  • VCSA visits Fort Drum

    Aug 27, 2013

    During his Ready and Resilience tour, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell visits Fort Drum, N.Y., to check on R2C status and progress.

  • Rally salutes veterans

    Aug 22, 2013

    CRIPPLE CREEK -- Fort Carson Soldiers, veterans and patriotic Americans from across the nation participated in the Salute to American Veterans Rally, Aug. 16 through Sunday across southern Colorado. The rally included a motorcycle ride from Woodland Park to Cripple Creek, Saturday.

  • Soldiers virtually step inside mission with DSTS

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Dismounted Soldier Training System on Fort Leonard Wood can take Soldiers anywhere in the world to train -- from the comfort of a climate-controlled environment.

  • Army's premier test command welcomes new senior enlisted adviser

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command welcomed a new command sergeant major in Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald E. Orosz during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at ATEC headquarters Aug. 15.

  • Fort Rucker offers angler's paradise

    Aug 22, 2013

    It's no secret that fishing is a popular form of recreation in the South, but Fort Rucker has some of the best-kept secret spots for anglers of all ages.

  • FCC provides quality care, employment prospects

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Family Child Care program offers a way for Families to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes and offer safe child care services.

  • Afghans, Americans talk operations at Sarkani Base

    Aug 22, 2013

    One Afghan National Army soldier from 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, counsels another about the proper wear of their uniform at Sarkani Base, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Army soldiers with Security Forces Advise and Assist Team Gold, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, spent the morning at Sarkani discussing upcoming operations with their ANA counterparts. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Hired! Program provides employment opportunities for teens

    Aug 22, 2013

    Jobs may be getting harder and harder to obtain, but the Fort Rucker Hired! Apprenticeship Program provides youth valuable work experience and training to better equip them for the highly competitive job market.

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Isaac Pedelty, platoon leader, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, of Olivet, Mich., briefs his soldiers at Forward Operating Base Wright, Kunar province, Afghanistan, prior to the start of a mission, Aug. 12, 2013. Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold spent the morning in discussion with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts in nearby Asadabad. Meetings with the Afghans focused on upcoming tactical operations, one part of the SFAAT's continuing advisory role. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Miguel Juarez, executive officer, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, speaks with one of his Afghan Uniformed Police counterparts at the AUP provincial compound in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Along with Juarez, soldiers of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold spent the morning and early afternoon discussing upcoming tactical operations with Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Technology, social media aid Fort Rucker weather operations

    Aug 22, 2013

    Pilots have enough to worry about when it comes to flying an aircraft, but when weather is added to the mix, that can make their job downright stressful.

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Miguel Juarez, executive officer, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, (middle) discusses upcoming tactical operations with Afghan Uniformed Police Brig. Gen. Saidkhil at the AUP provincial compound in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Along with Juarez, soldiers of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold spent the morning and early afternoon discussing upcoming tactical operations with Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Corps seeks volunteers for 33rd Annual Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Campaign

    Aug 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hartwell Lake Office, in partnership with the Lake Hartwell Association, announces the 33rd Annual Hartwell Lake Clean-Up Campaign, going on now through Sept. 28, National Public Lands Day.

  • Facility the 'cat's meow' for strays

    Aug 22, 2013

    Hidden behind major construction and a high fence, the Fort Rucker Spay and Neuter Facility on Andrews Road near the Enterprise gate is the current residence of 11 furry faces that desperately need a new place to call home.

  • Fort Rucker continues fight against PII violations

    Aug 22, 2013

    In an age when information is literally available at people's fingertips, protecting personally identifiable information has become a priority, especially on military installations.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Sep 19, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • Idea to minimize expenses earns quarterly award

    Aug 22, 2013

  • End of the day ceremony honors American flag

    Aug 22, 2013

    Every day at 1700 (5 p.m.) local time on military bases all around the world, the haunting tones of Retreat are played, followed by the booming blast of a modified M1905 field gun, and the stirring notes of To the Colors ending the ceremony. To the average person, the daily retreat ceremony may seem unnecessary when lowering the flag. To the service members and civilians of the United States Armed Forces, it is an opportunity to respect traditions, and honor our American flag.

  • Hard work leaves lasting impact on personnel, mission

    Aug 22, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot employees who excel at making a difference in the lives of others were recognized during an award ceremony recently.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 26, 2013

    Many would argue that a large part of progression is not just about looking forward, but looking back, and Fort Rucker is looking back at what women have accomplished throughout history in order to move into the future.

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

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    U.S. Army Maj. Miguel Juarez, executive officer, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, (middle) poses with a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police (left) and Abdullah Danish, a local national, at the AUP provincial compound in Asadabad, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Along with Juarez, soldiers of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold spent the morning and early afternoon discussing upcoming tactical operations with Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • First Team brothers-in-arms provide medical outreach in Nigeria

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Col. (Dr.) Niel Johnson, a Family medicine physician and command surgeon, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, could have spent his yearly vacation performing with his barbershop quartet group this winter at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Instead, he chose to join Capt. Tolulope Adeyemi, a medical logistics officer and deputy surgeon, 1st TSC, on a summer trip to Nigeria in West Africa to provide free medical care for the people in Adeyemi's village of Ode-Remo and Zion Pepe community in the Ondo State of Nigeria.

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    A U.S. Army soldier from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, provides security at the Afghan Uniformed Police provincial compound in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Meetings with Afghan counterparts focused on upcoming tactical operations, one part of the SFAAT's continuing advisory role. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    Leaders from the Afghan Uniformed Police and Afghan National Army confer with their U.S. Army counterparts from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at the Operational Coordination Center-Provincial in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Meetings with the Afghans focused on upcoming tactical operations, one part of the SFAAT's continuing advisory role. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Capt. Kyle Parker, operations adviser, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, of Salem, Ore., converses with an Afghan local national at the Operational Coordination Center-Provincial in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Parker and others from SFAAT Gold spent the morning and early afternoon discussing upcoming tactical operations with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • U.S. Army South, Salvadoran army wrap up 6th annual staff talks

    Aug 23, 2013

    The U.S. Army South commanding general and the Salvadoran army chief of staff signaled the end of the sixth annual army-to-army staff talks between the U.S. and Salvadoran armies by signing a memorandum of understanding in San Salvador, El Salvador, Aug. 14, 2013.

  • USAREC, HRC building an army of knowledge management advocates

    Aug 22, 2013

    Building an Army of Knowledge Management advocates within an organization is - in a nutshell - what the KMR course is designed to achieve. About 25 Soldiers and civilian staff from Recruiting Command and Human Resources Command discussed how to tackle that issue -- what to do with all that information to get it to the right people in a usable format to accomplish the mission -- during the Knowledge Management Representative (KMR) course here this past week.

  • Gryphons Clear the Road for Carson Troops

    Aug 22, 2013

    If you were to ask most commanders about the largest danger facing the combat Soldier today, nearly all would say it would be roadside bombs. One Fort Carson unit took to the field this week to refine their ability to detect and destroy today's greatest threat.

  • Purple Heart recipient wears medal for fallen comrades

    Aug 22, 2013

    A retired master sergeant was awarded the Purple Heart July 30 and said the award presentation was a day for remembering comrades who gave their lives to save others.

  • Hammack addresses Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site issues

    Aug 22, 2013

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Carson Aug. 13-15 to speak with community members about the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, visit other areas on the Mountain Post and attend a naturalization ceremony.

  • Twilight Tattoo dazzles audience

    Aug 22, 2013

    Several hundred visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with hosts Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-2, and Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 watched the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.

  • Retirement ceremony honors chaplain's service, church's support

    Aug 22, 2013

    After 25 years of service as chaplain, Maj. Robb L. Barlow retired from the Indiana Army National Guard, Sunday, Aug. 18, in Shelbyville, Ind.

  • German recognized for heroism at autobahn crash

    Aug 26, 2013

    A broad smile lit up Liridon Lukaj's face as Spc. Heather Colton walked up to him at Pulaski Park with her son, Riley. Fifteen months earlier, Lukaj, a soldier in the Germany army, rescued them from a severe car wreck -- a frightening memory that evaporated as Riley ran off to play with Lukaj's own daughters. For Lukaj and Colton, the reunion on a sunny day in the park helped both find closure on a traumatic experience.

  • Women's equality: 'You just have to get over the wall'

    Aug 26, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. --"A lot of times men and women do things differently because of their different capabilities; but the question is: can you get over the wall?" said Brenda "Sue" Fulton, graduate of West Point's Class of 1980, the first Academy class to include women.

  • Director of Army Safety visits USAARL

    Sep 23, 2013

    John Ramiccio, right, chief, Flight Systems Branch, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, briefs Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center during a demonstration of the Tactile Situation Awareness System. During his visit to USAARL, Edens flew in a NUH-60FS simulator and experienced first-hand the capabilities of the TSAS, a one-of-a-kind system developed to enhance a pilot's situational awareness and to prevent spatial disorientation while flying. Individuals who fly with the TSAS are outfitted with vests that contain tactile simulators or tractors that help maintain pilot awareness of drift and altitude through non-visual means. Edens was also briefed on the laboratory's sensory and injury prevention research. USAARL's research, development, tests and evaluations aims to protect and sustain the performance of aviators and Soldiers in the operational environment.

  • Almario is Strong

    Nov 30, -0001

    Serving your country for liberty and freedom is not something everyone can say they do, but for Army Staff Sgt. Rodney Almario, a combat medic, it is something he has always wanted to do. Almario, a San Diego, California, native, is currently serving in Afghanistan as a Warrior Recovery Center liaison, in Regional Command (South), Kandahar Airfield.

  • Kerchief is Strong

    Nov 30, -0001

    Serving your country for liberty and freedom is not something everyone can say they do, but for Army Sgt. Margaret Kerchief, it is something she was destined to do. Kerchief, a Savannah, Ga., native, is currently serving in Afghanistan as a Warrior Recovery Center liaison, in Regional Command (South), Kandahar Airfield.

  • Fort Sill battles latest West Nile outbreak

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The West Nile Virus has returned to the Fort Sill community. On Aug. 13 the Preventive Medicine department at Reynolds Army Community Hospital reported positive counts for mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus were discovered in four of the six traps placed around post. This report was released the same week a teenage girl in Oklahoma County, near Oklahoma City, tested positive for the West Nile virus. Many people in the Fort Sill community are concerned about becoming infected with the virus.

  • Regulation requires vehicles be locked on post

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Typically, during summer, crime goes up, but you can make yourself a hard target for thieves by locking up your property and keeping valuables out of sight in your vehicle. Seventy percent of thefts happened because property was left unsecured on post said Fort Sill crime prevention specialists. This included gym lockers, unsecured Soldier quarters, vehicles and garage doors that were left open.

  • Rakkasan leaders tackle day "zero," increase understanding

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - At first glance, the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell looks abandoned with no visual signs of life in all directions, but out of the thick, ghostly morning fog comes the loud, thunderous cries of "Air Assault" from more than 200 Air Assault candidates quake both the ground and sky. Looking on is company level and above leadership from 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); they are paying close attention to the "day zero" standards of the Air Assault School. Rakkasan leadership gathered for a Leader Personal Development session on Aug. 19 at the Air Assault School in order to gain a better understanding of the standards for the rigorous course.

  • FA families learn, practice self-defense skills

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Family members of Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery participated in an hourlong self-defense course Aug. 9 at the battalion's headquarters building here. The course was instructed by a member of the "Red Dragons" battalion who has earned a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo, a 2nd degree black belt in hapkido and a 1st degree black belt in kajukenbo.

  • Museum adds German artillery to collection

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The premier heavy howitzer used by the German Army in World War I is now part of the collection at the Army Field Artillery Museum at Fort Sill.

  • Book Discusses the Scientific, Medical, Military, and Philanthropic Accomplishments of Surgeon Gener

    Aug 22, 2013

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, 19 August 2013 -- This publication chronicles the life of Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg, who served as the 18th Surgeon General of the US Army from 30 May 1893 to 8 June 1902. He was combat tested in the American Civil War and the campaigns against the Native Americans on the frontier. His lifelong interest in infectious disease defined him as one of the premier medical scientists of his day and as "America's first bacteriologist."

  • ADA medic training keeps 'docs' sharp

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- GAZIENTEP, Turkey -- "Help! Someone has fallen off a ladder, come quickly!" says a Soldier. Immediately four medics are on the scene, all of them calm and simultaneously performing different parts of the primary survey, an initial assessment of the accident victim.

  • USACE Galveston District finishes maintenance on Brazos River Floodgates

    Aug 22, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 22, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is scheduled to reinstall the East Brazos River Floodgates Aug. 28-29 following a yearlong refurbishing process in which each of the 80-ton sector gates along with an additional 40 tons of organic material were removed for repair and cleaning to restore and enhance their structural integrity and operation.

  • Logistician competition tests Soldiers' brains, brawn

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Logistic support teams from Fort Sill competed in the 168th Brigade Support Battalion's annual best logistician competition Aug. 6-8. Forty Soldiers making up 12 teams battled it out. The competition started with individual challenges. The logistics specialists then teamed up and competed together.

  • Commander's message: Keeping your child safe when they head back to school

    Aug 22, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, encourages FMC parents to keep their children safe as their children return to school this autumn.

  • Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes hosts National Night Out 2013

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 2,000 Soldiers and their Families helped Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes celebrate National Night Out 2013 on Aug. 6. Every year, the attendance and community participation increases, and this year was no exception.

  • Low-altitude drops cut costs, keep Soldiers safe

    Aug 22, 2013

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The plane came in low -- no more than 100 feet off the runway.

  • National Guardsmen give 91st Military Police protective service detail a lift

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A protective service detail made up of 12 Soldiers assigned to 91st Military Police Battalion conducted a joint training exercise Aug. 19 with National Guardsmen assigned to B Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter).

  • 101st Airborne remembers 10th Mountain aviators

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a ceremony Aug. 9 in honor of two fallen 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers.

  • USAG Ansbach recognizes Red Cross youths who volunteered summer

    Aug 22, 2013

    The American Red Cross program at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a youth recognition ceremony Aug. 15 at the Von Steuben Community Center to spotlight several youths who had volunteered their time and efforts over the summer.

  • New network provides digital 'guardian angel'

    Aug 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers return home from Afghanistan

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 100 Soldiers from 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrived at Fort Drum on Tuesday after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Cottonbalers, Mustangs team up to protect Soldiers with unmanned aerial systems

    Aug 22, 2013

    U.S. soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment and 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, teamed up to fly their small unmanned aerial systems in order to combat the indirect fire threat at Forward Operating Base Shank, Aug. 14, while they braved the heat and sun.

  • Sgt. Steven Peterson

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of Team USA and Team Canada went head-to-head in a three-day match play golf tournament last weekend at Carlowden Country Club. The 63rd Annual St. Lawrence Cup International Golf Challenge brought together a team of 14 skilled players -- 12 men and two women -- from each side of the border to contest for the cup.

  • National Ground Intelligence Center Welcomes New Commander

    Sep 3, 2013

    National Ground Intelligence Center welcomes new commander

  • Feeling the pain: Why services are closing when we still have a year until closure

    Aug 22, 2013

    Brian Adkins, garrison manager of U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt, discusses why services are closing preceding the October 2014 closure date.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers compete in Army Ten-Miler qualifier

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Nearly 100 Soldiers ran in a 10K race on post Aug. 14, attempting to qualify for a spot on the Fort Drum Army Ten-Miler Team and earn a trip to Washington, D.C., in October to represent the installation at the annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Syracuse University football team lives week of Army life at Fort Drum

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Syracuse University Football Team's week of Army training at Fort Drum came to a memorable end Friday, with a paintball competition, where they paired up with Spartan Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, bringing them one step closer to the completion of their preparations for their upcoming season.

  • Stitches Chronicle Army Wife's Memories

    Sep 3, 2013

    Army spouse keeps family in stiches through her artwork

  • Camaraderie comes from 'Cardiac Hill' cleanup

    Aug 26, 2013

    Armed with brooms and bags, Soldiers from Landstuhl's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and local Boy Scouts cleaned up Luitpoldstrasse in Landstuhl -- a steep street known locally to troops as "Cardiac Hill." The project, which first began in 2009, has become a biannual tradition, said Army Master Sgt. Jose Raymundo, the club president and project leader.

  • Understanding the past to build for the future

    Aug 22, 2013

    DONGDCUCHEON, South Korea -- To understand the future, one must first understand the past.

  • JSA holds memorial ceremony to honor fallen Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2013

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- The first true conflict between north and South Korea, since the armistice agreement in 1953, was triggered when 30 Korean People's Army guards attacked 12 Korean and U.S. Soldiers.

  • Campbell addresses veterans, military service organizations at summit

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Army vice chief of staff opened the second quarterly Veterans Service Organization/Military Service Organization Summit telling group members that while the Army can be bureaucratic at times, it's still a learning organization that is and will continue to be flexible and adaptable to change no matter what that may be.

  • U.S., South African militaries celebrate completion of successful bilateral exercise

    Aug 22, 2013

    The curtain came down Aug. 5, 2013, on Shared Accord 2013, a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. military and South African Defense Forces, which involved more than 4,000 total troops performing a wide array of tasks from live-fire scenarios and airborne operations, to a large-scale humanitarian aid project.

  • Pirate-themed facility at Camp Casey for Soldiers, families too

    Aug 21, 2013

    The pirate-themed interior of the Buccaneer Bowling Center at Camp Casey, which reopened Aug. 17 after undergoing a major renovation.

  • Soldiers Update: Wrap-up

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Secretary of Defense approves civilian furlough days down to six ending the DOD mandated days off; SMA Chandler talks about anti-terrorism awareness; and the CID sends a message about sexual assault.

  • Burning Rubber in the Training Room

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    The 4th Stryker Brigade 2nd Infantry Division rewards Pfc. Taylor Jones of C Co. , 2nd Bn., 23rd Inf. Regt. for his outstanding performance as the acting Training Room Non-Commisioned Officer In Charge by giving him a ride with Vaughn Gittin Jr. Soundbite from Pfc. Taylor Jones. Also available in high definition

  • For 30 years, AFAP has brought quality-of-life issues to forefront

    Aug 22, 2013

    Just over 30 years ago, on Aug. 15, the Army reached out to its entire family -- active and reserve-component Soldiers, their families, retirees, survivors and civilian employees -- asking them to identify quality-of-life issues and concerns for review and resolution by Army senior leadership.

  • With Furloughs in the rear view, IMCOM looks to future at Town Hall

    Aug 22, 2013

    Army garrisons are poised to deliver the right level of service to the men and women who deserve it in FY 14. The leaders of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command declared confidence at their town hall meeting that, thanks to careful planning and the efforts of the military and civilian workforce, they can see the future more clealy.

  • Veteran shares explosive past to save Soldiers' lives

    Aug 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If experience is the best teacher, then consider John Clipp schooled on improvised explosive devices. After 20 years as an infantryman and three combat tours he's been hit by 11 IEDs. He's also a Purple Heart recipient after being blown up by a hand grenade at six feet.

  • Exchange Shoppers Can Turn Old Phones into Cash

    Aug 21, 2013

    Military shoppers who have an old cell phone or two lying around gathering dust can now trade them in for credit toward a Smart Phone upgrade at the Exchange Mobile Center.

  • Benefits of SCRA and MILITARY STAR Card don't always intersect

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), introduced in 1940 as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, was established to protect active duty service members from what might happen to their financial or legal obligations after they start military service.

  • DISH Satellite Television and Internet Now Available at Exchange

    Aug 21, 2013

    Military shoppers looking for the most popular TV shows, movies, sports, news and other video entertainment can now subscribe to DISH Network through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.

  • The Exchange Among the 'Best of the Best,' According to U.S. Veterans Magazine

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine for its part in putting those who have helped protect American freedoms back to work.

  • Army employee receives recognition in DOL program to help Alaskan flood victims

    Aug 22, 2013

    A Fort Greely, Alaska, Army Directorate of Logistics employee received recognition for her work in aiding local people with Army furniture after flooding destroyed many homes and their contents this spring.

  • Bringing Blue to Vibrant Response

    Aug 25, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind--Vibrant Response was a major field training exercise led by U.S. Army North held from July to Aug. 2013 that brought service members from different branches together at Camp Atterbury, Ind., to practice responding to a domestic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear incident. Although the annual exercise is led by U.S. Army North, the Army component of U.S. Northern Command, other branches bring their own equipment and expertise to the fight. The Air Force was no exception.

  • Army Reserve civil affairs soldiers earn Italian jump wings

    Nov 30, -0001

    There's a rush of adrenaline for an airborne soldier when the jumpmaster shouts, "Stand by!" That means the soldiers are seconds away from that final command of "go!" But what if the jumpmaster shouted these commands in Italian? Would soldiers still make that jump?

  • Trainer/mentors support N.J. Guard readiness

    Aug 21, 2013

    FORT PICKETT, Va. -- While the members of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, New Jersey National Guard are not currently on deployment orders that could change in the blink of an eye. With training and mentoring assistance from 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, the unit recently began conducting a month-long eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) to exercise their combat effectiveness.

  • High school graduate gets personal tour of Picatinny labs

    Aug 21, 2013

    One lucky high school graduate was given the singular opportunity to have a personal guided tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories, August 20.

  • Trainer/mentors shine during Vibrant Response 13-2

    Aug 23, 2013

    More than 80 Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, acted as trainer/mentors during the recent annual two-week Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise, held in August.

  • Brigade leaders share experiences with local company

    Aug 21, 2013

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - The U.S. Army is renowned for its ability to create and develop leaders that go on to win the nation's wars, despite adversity and sometimes limited resources.

  • ISEC welcomes new incoming commander

    Aug 21, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.-Outgoing Commander, Col. Kris Kramarich, passed the torch of responsibility of U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command's Information Systems Engineering Command to Col. Patrick L. Kerr at a change of command ceremony Thursday, August 15, at Greely Hall Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commanding general of CECOM, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., presided over the ceremony.

  • 1-24 conducts competitive shooting match

    Aug 21, 2013

    Members of 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division participated in a recreational shooting competition Aug. 10. The competition, held at the Fort Wainwright Range Complex, focused on functional shooting skills.

  • Army Wellness Center director prepares for facility's grand opening

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The desks are in place, the electricity is turned on and new equipment has been arriving every week. The Army Wellness Center Fort Drum is almost ready to open its doors, and Chris Ramie is eager to begin educating the community about preventative care and improving health.

  • Soldiers Update: Taking Charge of Their Own

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    This edition features a story on the Afghan Army proving it can take over training at the Regional Military Training Center at Camp Stone, Afghanistan. Also available in high definition

  • Soldiers Update: Ammunition Specialist

    Nov 30, -0001

    This edition features a story on Staff Sgt. Kiaveth Vasquez, ammunition specialist, and her team cross training in Fort Bragg, NC. Also available in high definition

  • Soldiers Update: Vibrant Response

    Aug 21, 2013

    Service members conducting realistic disaster-response training during Vibrant Response at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • From the rifle to the mic, drill team musician gives back to wounded warriors

    Aug 21, 2013

    United States Army Drill Team member Staff Sgt. Nathan Fair has dealt with his deployment stress and losing his battle buddies through music.

  • Mirroring home station and deployed mission command systems improves Soldier readiness

    Aug 26, 2013

    Installation as a Docking Station prepares Soldiers to deploy

  • Army South Shares First Responder Skills

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from U.S. Army South travel to central america to exchange their First Responder knowledge with personnel from Guatemalan civil police, naval special forces, and humanitarian search and rescue units through an exchange known to the U.S. Army as the combat lifesaver course. Also available in High Definition.

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