Archive: Aug 2013

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  • IMCOM welcomes Atlantic Region to headquarters

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians, family members, and local officials gathered for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Atlantic Region uncasing ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Thursday.

  • Chattahoochee River offers longest urban whitewater rafting course in world

    Aug 21, 2013

  • 2-Minute Warning: Who is John Green

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Doughboys football season to kick off Sept. 8

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Chattco mentally tough in 2013: Fort Benning 10th-grader Christian Afoa to lead Panthers

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Ten-Miler qualifiers complete: Fort Benning team scheduled to be announced next week

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Wounded warriors invited to annual fishing trip

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Georgia chapter of Safari Club International will treat Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion, veterans and their families to a free weekend fishing excursion Aug. 24-26, 2013, at Lake Lanier in Georgia.

  • Families bring awareness about 'invisible' illness

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Post yard sale and flea market set for Sept. 7

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Spouses build community support with businesses

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Around the Army

    Aug 21, 2013

  • DOD partners to combat brain injuries

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Airborne instructors require trust, safety

    Aug 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Airborne school instructors, addressed as "Sergeant Airborne," by the students, and known throughout the Army as "Black Hats," have three weeks to instill confidence in their trainees with precise instruction during the Basic Airborne Course, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Master drivers learn via video teletraining

    Aug 21, 2013

  • CECOM Jumps to support military and civil authorities

    Aug 21, 2013

    Joint Unified Multi-capable Protection System provides situational awareness and delivers command and control capability

  • Pattons' Park to display 9 vehicles

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Norton to take Schweinfurt's Main Exchange to closure

    Aug 21, 2013

    The community here welcomed Diana Norton, the new store manager at the Main Exchange located at Ledward Barracks. Norton, a longtime AAFES employee with experience in closing Army garrisons, will head the Main Exchange up through the garrison's closure in 2014.

  • Vietnam veteran mentors law enforcement explorers at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 21, 2013

    A Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Army Military Police Soldier passed on corps' knowledge to youths during the 2013 National Law Enforcement Explorer Academy at Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Schweinfurt's CYSS aces annual inspection

    Aug 21, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's children programs and facilities, including its childcare center, earned high grades and accreditation in its annual inspection by the agency providing oversight to all Army garrisons worldwide.

  • Rangers refresh medical skills, get competitive during exercise

    Aug 21, 2013

    For the Soldiers of Merrill's Marauder's Platoon, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Aug. 5-8 provided them with an opportunity to brush up on Soldier skills during a training exercise at Catoosa Training Facility near Ringgold, Ga.

  • 14th CSH welcomes new commander

    Aug 21, 2013

    Col. William S. Drennon relinquished command of the 14th Combat Support Hospital to Col. Paula C. Lodi during a change of command ceremony Aug. 14 at Freedom Hall.

  • Expert: Sexual assault is not a gender issue

    Aug 22, 2013

    Leaders across the Maneuver Center of Excellence learned more about the Army's efforts to change its culture as it relates to sexual assault and harassment awareness prevention, as retired Army Criminal Investigation Command special agent Russell Strand spoke Aug. 19, 2013, at McGinnis-Wickam Hall, on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Environment rules won't change at Camp Merrill

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 50 years of demonstrated good stewardship of the environment at the Army's Camp Frank D. Merrill training site, located within the Chattahoochee National Forest near Dahlonega, Ga., won't change regardless of whether or not legislation now being considered by Congress passes.

  • SecDef adds new SHARP measures

    Aug 21, 2013

  • German, American students enjoy summer camp at Hammelburg

    Aug 21, 2013

    German and American military school children enjoyed a weeklong summer camp at the German army's Salleck Kaserne.

  • ECBC transitions new elimination technology to JPEO-CBD

    Aug 21, 2013

    From science and technology to advanced engineering, ECBC has partnered with several government agencies to develop a new elimination system designed to convert chemical warfare materiel into compounds not usable as weapons.

  • Warrior Forge-Leadership Development Assessment Course

    Aug 21, 2013

    At one of the largest CONUS training events held each year, Leadership Development Assessment Course (LDAC), more than six hundred Army Reserve Trainers and drill sergeants found their summer home at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to support the U.S. Army Cadet Command's training and evaluation of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets from across the country.

  • Officials eye 2014 opening of U.S. schools in Belgium

    Mar 3, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe is inching closer to unveiling brand new elementary, middle and high schools here. Progress continues on the three American facilities at this NATO base, which is home to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

  • Best Warrior Competition Train-Up

    Aug 26, 2013

    Classes begin early at Camp McCrady for the Soldiers learning the skills necessary to compete in the USARC Best Warrior Competition.

  • Cutting edge technology

    Aug 26, 2013

    Twelve members of the Headquarters, 2-399 Regiment, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division (LT), located at Fort Knox, Ky., took advantage of a rare and unique opportunity to train the headquarter element on a variety of command, control and communication skills using a cutting edge technology called the Dismounted Soldier Training System.

  • Battalion Training Exercise

    Aug 21, 2013

    During July battle assembly, the 1/320th Battalion, 98th Training Division (IET), held their third annual combatives and fight weekend field training exercise (FTX). The FTX was held on the campus of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

  • CDCs work to rebuild their staff

    Aug 21, 2013

    Staff shortages cause delay in part-day programs in Grafenwoehr and Netzaberg

  • Task Force Wilson training exercise

    Aug 21, 2013

    Medics from 210th Fires Brigade conduct ground casualty evacuation and air casualty evacuation training during the Task Force Wilson exercise on Camp Casey Aug. 20. The exercise is a four-day event held on Camp Casey and Camp Stanley to train, execute and evaluate Soldiers performing proper medical care. Medics from 210th Fires Brigade continually develop and maintain their combat readiness to support the brigade's "Fight Tonight" readiness. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Aug 21, 2013

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted tactical call out training for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, Aug. 14 and 15, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

  • In aftermath of Keating: MOH nominee Carter gets help for PTSD

    Aug 29, 2013

    After defeating a Taliban force seven to eight times their size, half of the Soldiers of "Black Knight" Troop were wounded and eight were dead. Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter at first didn't want to speak about it with counselors, but he later credited the professionals with saving him.

  • American, Israeli kids visit Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington National Cemetery

    Aug 21, 2013

    American kids from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Israeli youth from the Israel Defense Force Widows & Orphans Organization along with adult volunteers and staff from both organizations, visited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 12, 2013.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Alisha L. Baldwin

    Aug 21, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Alisha L. Baldwin

  • Black Forest parade honors 2nd GSAB

    Aug 20, 2013

    Army heroes were celebrated by a city recovering from a devastating wild-fire that started in early June during the annual Black Forest parade, in Black Forest, Colo., Aug. 17. This year's Black Forest Parade was a very special one, because it's honoring the heroes who saved our city, said Sharon Conley, Black Forest parade coordinator.

  • Keeping vehicles ammo free

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sgt. Nho Thatch briefs Marine Sgt. Maj. James Booker, senior enlisted leader for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, on a camera used to inspect vehicles for ammunition during the Ammo Abatement process.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers join Wildcats for rugby clinic at K-State

    Aug 21, 2013

    On green turf under clear skies, Kansas State University students and coaches from the Kansas City Blues Rugby Club joined with Soldiers from the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, to learn about a sport seldom seen in the U.S. -- rugby.

  • APG commanders, SMEs talk topics of interest to community

    Aug 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Local community members are enjoying a deeper understanding of the missions at Aberdeen Proving Ground thanks to a monthly radio series hosted by WAMD 970AM.

  • Commander approves APG environmental policy

    Aug 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD - With an eye on maintaining the balance between accomplishing the various missions of Aberdeen Proving Ground while sustaining the sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed, the installation Senior Leader, Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, has approved the APG Environmental Policy.

  • Army completes migration to DOD Enterprise Email

    Aug 28, 2013

    The Army successfully completed the bulk of its migration to one of the Army's highest priority IT initiatives, DOD Enterprise Email at the end of July.

  • ACC Small Business Workshop Aug. 29

    Aug 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Program will hold a workshop Aug. 29 at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Medical Care Goes Mobile

    Aug 20, 2013

    On April 18, ZOLL Medical Corporation made the public announcement that it was entering into an agreement with Reflectance Medical, Inc., in an initiative to develop and market a ruggedized version of the Mobile CareGuide 3100.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade Welcomes New Battalion Commander

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 2nd Battalion, 395th Field Artillery Regiment, 120th Infantry Brigade, Division West, held a change of command ceremony on Cameron Field near division headquarters here Aug. 9.

  • Families camp out at the MWR 'Point'

    Aug 23, 2013

    All summer long families have been able to join in the fun of float-in movies at the Gibson Pool at Natick Soldier Systems Center. On Aug. 17 families watched a few movies while laying poolside or floating around and had a chance to incorporate another family summer activity: camping!

  • USACE Galveston District partners to support GLO's TxSed Geodatabase Project

    Aug 20, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 20, 2013) -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District staff partnered with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and scientists at Texas research universities to populate a centralized repository of information along the Texas coast called the Texas Coastal Sediment Geodatabase (TxSed).

  • Currahees visit local children's home

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sixteen Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division, as part of the Currahee Volunteer Initiative, visited with and played various games with residents from the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, Aug. 10, 2013, at Brentwood, Tenn.

  • Unit Ministry Team hosts Ramadan fast-breaking service

    Aug 20, 2013

    The unit ministry team for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, held a Ramadan fast-breaking service for more than 60 soldiers and family members at "The Ohana Place" 19th Street Chapel here, Aug. 6.

  • PMCS for Soldiers

    Aug 21, 2013

    Army doctrine mandates that equipment is inventoried and properly maintained daily, weekly or monthly, in accordance with the preventative maintenance checks and services checklist in the equipment's technical manual. Our Soldiers also need preventive maintenance, according to Chaplain (Capt.) Samuel Rico of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Pilgrimage that inspired Mother Theresa, inspires KFOR Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2013

    Kosovo Force soldiers took part in a pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnica to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Aug. 15.

  • Army Corps of Engineers hosts clean-up campaign in honor of National Public Lands Day

    Aug 21, 2013

    Looking for a way to give back to the community with meaningful volunteer work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake invites the public to volunteer during its annual National Public Lands Day Clean-up Campaign.

  • Soldier's doctorate combines Army profession, mentorship

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A First Army Division East officer has earned a new title: Doctor. Maj. Juanita Catchings, deputy director of the First Army Division East Surgeon's Office, received her Doctor of Management degree recently from the University of Phoenix. She now has the right to add the initials "DM" to her signature.

  • Grey Falcons kick off first kids day

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. --Bright-colored shirts and excited voices brought a cheerful ambiance to an otherwise grey, drizzly day at Towle Stadium field. Children of varied ages played together as they waited for the planned activities to start. Lines formed behind tables on one side of the field as adults dressed in army combat uniforms and their spouses in unit t-shirts waited to sign into the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment's first kids day.

  • Afghan Bravery Medal

    Nov 30, -0001

    For the first time in more than 30 years, members of the Zabul Police Headquarters were awarded the Afghanistan Bravery Medal at their headquarters building Aug. 18, 2013. The Afghanistan Bravery Medal, similar to the American Presidential Unit Citation Medal, was awarded to the PHQ for marked security improvements in Zabul Province.

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 20, 2013

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 20, 2013

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 20, 2013

  • New maintenance facility being built at Fort McCoy

    Aug 20, 2013

    A $19 million tactical equipment maintenance facility, warehouse and organizational parking area for Equipment Concentration Site #67 is underway and expected to be complete and fully functional sometime in 2015.

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 20, 2013

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 20, 2013

  • USARAF hosts Academic Development program for West Point Cadets

    Aug 20, 2013

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) hosted a three-week internship with two cadets from United States Military Academy in conjunction with the Advanced Individual Academic Development program sponsored by West Point to help implement cadets' knowledge from course work to enhance leadership, decision and problem solving skills.

  • Cadet Overseas Training Mission furthers U.S. Army Africa efforts

    Aug 20, 2013

    With the help of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Africa partnered with United States Army Cadet Command to create a mutually beneficial opportunity to embed cadets within an Army Service Component Command to advance USARAF Theater Security Cooperation efforts and help cadets achieve USACC goals.

  • Kingdom Rock talk

    Nov 30, -0001

    Many of us view summer as a time to catch-up and take a few deep breaths. After all, school is out, but that does not mean your child's learning must stop. From August 12th through the 16th, Kingdom Rock, a summer Bible school enrichment program was held at the Torii Station Chapel. The program offers endless opportunities for children who are naturally curious and eager to explore. This year, close to 50 children, ages 5 thru 11 participated in numerous Bible study activities and games.

  • Army Reserve chief proposes private-public partnerships

    Aug 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, chief of the U.S. Army Reserve, outlined priorities and the way ahead during the Army Reserve Senior Leader Forum at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 19, 2013.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • Self-paced, traditional degree programs on display at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

    Aug 22, 2013

    When the dog days of August begin to wind down, parents anxiously look at the calendar knowing their children will soon attend school again. This rite of passage is not just for children, but also adults and other college students, either returning to or entering college for the first time. For adults, this process could be a challenge, but for service members and veterans this challenge could seem even more daunting. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offers educational and technical training opportunities for service members, veterans and civilians from Rock Island Arsenal and the Quad-Cities.

  • Lancers 'Rock the Park' to build strong bonds with Milton community

    Nov 30, -0001

    The surrounding communities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., have often times showed support to the soldiers stationed here.

  • Back to basics

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers from 3rd General Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, recently executed a field training exercise to train on basic soldier tasks recently.

  • 303rd MEB WAREX Achieves Firsts and Milestones

    Aug 19, 2013

    The 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, traveled from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Mississippi River for its annual training event, Operation Compass Shield 2013, held July 12-Aug. 2.

  • Teaching the King of Battle

    Aug 19, 2013

    "Two or three years ago, nobody cared about artillery," said Afghan National Army 1st. Lt. Maqbool Siadkheli, instructor, 201st Corps, Afghan National Army, as he looked around a room full of ANA soldiers. "Now everybody realizes what artillery means for them, everybody wants artillery."

  • Bomb technicians trade secrets to success

    Aug 19, 2013

    An explosion rocks the ground as a shockwave rips through the air. Smoke billows from the shattered windows of a city bus. Chaos ensues as screaming victims scramble to exit the twisted wreckage. Wounded and deaf passengers with a constant ringing in their ears stumble about the aftermath of the explosion.

  • 166th AV trains 2-111th on airfield operations

    Aug 19, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Air traffic control and airfield operations are vital within Army aviation. Posing demanding and hazardous challenges, an Air Traffic Service Battalion's responsibilities of providing constant watch over aircraft never ceases.

  • Soldiers Help People of El Salvador

    Aug 19, 2013

    Soldiers come together to help the people of El Salvador during joint humanitarian, civic assistance exercise.

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Paul Terry, House Appropriations Committee professional staff member, Aug. 15, for an up-close look at training and professional development initiatives.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers speak out about drunken driving

    Aug 19, 2013

    As the end of the fiscal year approaches, four companies in the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team can take stock of their successes in preventing drunken driving offenses within their ranks. Combat engineer, military intelligence and signal paratroopers assigned to three of the units--Company's A, B and C with 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion--said they have many reasons why they personally choose not to drive under the influence of alcohol. They also said they are committed to making sure their battle buddies make it home safe.

  • Fun farming fishing, the future

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seventeen year-old Cantrell Curry, son of Sgt. 1st Class Judith Curry, a human resources noncommissioned officer at the 80th Training Command headquarters, Richmond Va., is uncertain of a career path, but as he prepares for the 12th grade, the high school basketball and track athlete said he has always wondered about the inner workings of greenhouses.

  • The Power of Three: The USAMMDA Medical Prototype Development Laboratory

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity is asked to find a solution to a problem that affects the nation's warfighters, it calls upon the talent and resources of its team at the Medical Development Prototype Laboratory located on the grounds of Fort Detrick, Md.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers fuel aircraft in joint training exercise

    Aug 29, 2013

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team conducted Forward Area Refueling Point training for the first time with paratroopers from 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Army Reserve unit turns to different source for training

    Aug 20, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.

  • First Army mentors mission command process during Vibrant Response

    Aug 20, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- During the recent Vibrant Response exercise, 205th Infantry Brigade trainer/mentors worked with headquarters' staff elements, training on mission command processes during a command post exercise. While First Army trainer/mentors have traditionally focused on Soldier and unit-level training, they have recently expanded their training lens to include providing mission command trainers.

  • AW2 Veteran Explains Importance of Resources in Civilian Workforce

    Aug 19, 2013

    AW2 Veteran Robert Murafsky spoke about his AW2 experience and the transition into the civilian workforce during a disability awareness program held by the Employee Labor Relations Management Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

  • Picatinny Marines use martial arts to hone combat readiness

    Aug 19, 2013

    A 28 x 28 foot structure was completed in June to serve as a training facility for the active duty and reserve component Marines of Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Corps Regiment. This "pit," as it is called, is where the Marines train and qualify for different belt levels in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, also known as MCMAP.

  • CERDEC NCO competes in AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 8, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- A Noncommissioned Officer from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is representing the command in the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition, Aug. 19-22.

  • TRADOC commanding general emphasizes importance of leader development

    Aug 19, 2013

  • Partnership blossoms between SFAT and ANA kandak

    Aug 22, 2013

    Security Force Assistance Teams with Combined Task Force Dragoon have forged relationships with the Afghan National Army for over a month as the task force's mission continues in southern Afghanistan.

  • Space, missile defense symposium promotes defensive future

    Aug 20, 2013

    The Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted the 16th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Aug. 12-15, 2013.

  • TRADOC commander promotes new SMDC leader

    Aug 20, 2013

    TRADOC commander promotes Mann to lieutenant general

  • STRATCOM commander visits SMDC

    Aug 20, 2013

    STRATCOM commander visits SMDC

  • Images of Humanitarian Aid: Army Medicine ENTs Answer Call

    Aug 19, 2013

    A team of Tripler Army Medical Center Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physicians and Department of the Army Civilians recently completed a humanitarian mission to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) where 407 outpatient visits and 234 audiologic evaluations were provided to a population in need of care that was not affordable or accessible to those living in the region.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 22, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

  • Letter from Maj. Gen. James C. McConville - August 2013

    Aug 19, 2013

    Friends of the 101st, Greetings from Combined Joint Task Force -- 101 and Regional Command -- East, Afghanistan. The summer fighting season is about half-way through and the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan is at a close. The Afghan National Security Forces continue to perform superbly as they maintain an aggressive and offensive effort to keep the Enemies of Afghanistan on their heels, driving them out of their country.

  • Fort Bragg CSF2 helps KFOR troops build resilience

    Nov 30, -0001

    Brian Wade and Alex Lalonde, members of the Fort Bragg Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, came to Kosovo to teach courses on tactical breathing and stress management to the soldiers of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade at camps throughout Kosovo from Aug. 11-17.

  • TRANSCOM Rotary Wing Ops

    Aug 19, 2013

    On 3 August 2013 members of the 766th TC BN from South Bend IN were part of the USTRANSCOM Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) Rotary Wing familiarization exercise at Scott Air Force Base in Southern IL. This exercise provides training of MEDEVAC and Urban sling load resupply to prepare units, and other agencies (DHS and DOE) to jointly respond to natural disasters or emergences. USTRANSCOM plans to hold the training again the first weekend of August 2014 at Scott Air Force Base.

  • Clyde Conrad arrested for espionage, August 23, 1988

    Aug 19, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - As a hard-working noncommissioned officer in the G3 War Plans Section of the 8th Infantry, Sergeant First Class Clyde Conrad was known simply as "Mr. Plans." Conrad had spent nearly 16 of his 20-year Army career in Germany, most of it in the 8th Infantry Division. He was well-liked, trusted, and respected by peers, subordinates, and supervisors alike. Many of his supervisors had even pulled bureaucratic strings to keep him at this sensitive assignment. Comfortably fluent in German, he married a German woman with two children of her own in 1969, and they had a third child a few years later. With his instant family, Conrad found that his Army paycheck did not quite meet the need.

  • USACE volunteer professionals provide TAA surge

    Aug 19, 2013

    There are few organizations with the means and resources to supply highly trained, skilled and enthusiastic professionals to a remote location on a short notice when a need is identified. Fortunately for Transatlantic Afghanistan District, USACE is an organization with a deep pool of talent from which to draw while working to deliver critical infrastructure for the Afghan people.

  • Suicide and the military: New York Army National Guard seeks to open dialogue, find a solution

    Aug 20, 2013

    Ten members of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division spent two days of their two week annual training period at Fort Drum, N.Y. learning about suicide and how to keep their fellow Soldiers from taking that route. The class taught suicide intervention, the idea that a person who knows what they're doing can prevent a person with suicidal thoughts from performing suicidal acts. Through role-playing and through instruction, the Soldiers learned how to identify a person at risk of suicide, and how to talk them "off the bridge."

  • Volunteer coaches are needed for fall sports

    Aug 21, 2013

    Coaching is a rewarding way to support the community

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 21, 2013

    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.

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