Archive: Sep 2013

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  • Military Connection and Resource Center with Team Depot Renovates Outreach Center

    Oct 4, 2013

    Barstow, Calif. -- A Sept. 28 ribbon cutting ceremony at Barstow's Military Connection and Resource Center, celebrated renovations made by volunteers from area Home Depot stores that greatly improved the buildings condition and enhanced the services provided there.

  • South Pacific Division commander tours Fort Irwin flood damage

    Oct 1, 2013

    Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, and Los Angeles District leadership toured flood-damaged areas of Fort Irwin, Sept. 19.

  • Keris Strike Magazine now available

    Sep 30, 2013

    A magazine that details the events of Keris Strike 2013 with photography and news articles.

  • CrossFit for Hope at Camp Mabry

    Sep 30, 2013

    Sweat was flying and muscles were pumping at Camp Mabry as Texas National Guardsmen, state, and federal employees worked out to raise money and awareness for the fight against childhood leukemia.

  • Falcon Brigade rich in Sapper heritage

    Sep 30, 2013

    "Essayons" is their motto and it means "Let Us Try." It is an expression of readiness for anything and dedication to their profession. They have fought in every American war. They support the infantry on the battlefield and are required to be proficient in the tactics of the war-fighter and experts in the engineer trade. They are Sappers: combat engineers that have met the challenges of the U. S. Army Sapper Leaders Course. Military engineers perform construction and demolition tasks. Responsible for building defensive fortifications and transportation routes as well as destroying those of the enemy, the engineer is an expert in mobility and counter-mobility. While the name engineer is often synonymous with the term Sapper, graduates of SLC are recognized as highly trained elites. On June 28, 2004, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker recognized SLC graduates' special abilities and expertise when he approved a distinguishing uniform tab for wear on Army uniforms. Placed on the left shoulder, the tab is red, reads Sapper in white letters and is one of five special skill tabs authorized for wear. It is a modest adornment that indicates the hard work and struggle they've endured to stand apart from their fellow Soldiers. It is a sign of commitment to their profession and their training as leaders. The four brigade combat teams of the 82nd Airborne Division each have an engineer company. Paratroopers of the 2nd Brigade's engineer company have 15 Sapper tab bearers in their ranks. The 2nd BCT, also known as the Falcon Brigade, has nearly half of the division's 33 engineer company Sappers. To the Paratroopers of the Falcon Brigade's A Company, Special Troops Battalion, this is indicative of their proud legacy and their dedication to their mission.

  • SAMMC offers weight loss options

    Sep 30, 2013

    Obesity is more than being overweight; it also leads to many health problems including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and even certain cancers.

  • Overseas commissaries, all Exchanges to stay open during government shutdown

    Oct 1, 2013

    Despite a government shutdown, military commissaries overseas and all Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities will continue operation.

  • Garrison safety office brings OSHA training to Fort Belvoir for community safety workers

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Safety Office hosted its first Occupational Safety and Health Administration training event Sept. 16-25. The training included four separate classes -- Confined Space, Accident Investigation, Safety Program Management and Hazardous Materials -- offered to safety personnel from a variety of Fort Belvoir partner organizations and other local installations.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Resilience training promotes positive thinking, fortitude

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army leaders want military community members to build resilience, or the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity. Fort Belvoir's installation-wide resilience training program aims to help units, servicemembers and Family members deal with stressors in healthier ways through a variety of training events.

  • Soldier receives body armor that saved his life

    Sep 30, 2013

    Sgt. Joseph Morrissey thanked the development and acquisition professionals involved in procuring the equipment that saved his life when the Program Executive Office Soldier presented him the interceptor body armor that protected him. Morrissey, 26, of the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, received the body armor during a Sept. 18 ceremony at PEO Soldier headquarters on Fort Belvoir.

  • Garrison promotes character building during Partners in Education reception

    Sep 30, 2013

    Fort Belvoir leadership emphasized the importance of building good character in children during the Partners in Education annual reception at the Officers' Club Monday. The event recognized voluntary contributions made by community education partners. PIE supports military and civilian youth through scholarship initiatives, field trips, workshops and apprenticeships.

  • Rising Thunder rumbles through the Yakima hills

    Nov 30, -0001

    The hills rumbled with explosions as helicopters, tanks and tactical vehicles descended on Yakima Training Center, Wash., for Operation Rising Thunder, Sept. 3-24. After two decades of interaction, the training continues to sustain and develop a relationship between the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

  • Rising Thunder participants invited to Nisei Veterans Committee

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted a social event with the Nisei Veterans Committee Sept. 22 at the Seattle NVC Foundation.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lavonne Collins

    Sep 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- Behind the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Regulatory Branch Legal Instruments Examiner Lavonne Collins' long job title lies an even longer list of responsibilities -- most of which directly impact the preservation of Texas wetlands and assist in keeping the state's waterways open for navigation.

  • USO sponsors boot camp for local military children

    Sep 30, 2013

    Thirty-one military children participated in a USO sponsored boot camp at U.S. Coast Guard Telecommunications Information Systems Command, Saturday. The event gave military children, ages 12 to 17, a glimpse of what their parents went through when they joined the service, according to Shannon Rush, a program specialist with USO of Metropolitan Washington. Created in 2011, the boot camp has been presented four times, each time on a different military installation. It will now be offered four times a year, instead of twice a year.

  • Fort Belvoir hosts annual Retiree Appreciation Day

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Retirement Services Office and Fort Belvoir Retiree Council hosted the annual Retiree Appreciation Day at Barden Education Center Friday. Around 200 retired servicemembers and their Families attended the event to catch up on the latest garrison news, hear about changes to their benefits and entitlements, and get flu shots and cholesterol screenings at the Health and Wellness Fair.

  • Through the Fire, Finding Peace: NY Army National Guard Chaplain Preaches "The New Normal" for Retur

    Sep 30, 2013

    LATHAM, N.Y. -- Though he's spent thirty years serving Soldiers and their loved ones in life and death, the last decade has been a period of great realization -- and revelation -- for New York Army National Guard Chaplain (Colonel) Eric Olsen. Olsen, who's retiring from the Army National Guard on Sept. 30, stressed that while chaplains' duties involve helping others deal with death, the grieving process never truly ends. "That grief process goes on forever," said Olsen, an Iraq veteran and resident of Saranac Lake, N.Y. While he'd helped others deal with death many times in his career, his tour in Iraq and experiences afterward inspired his renewed outlook on grief and recovery, and informed his efforts to help Soldiers to reintegrate after deployment, Olsen said.

  • Pacific Soldiers, Civilians host 153rd Signal Regimental Week

    Sep 30, 2013

    Signaleers and civilian partners from around Oahu came together for Signal Regimental Week to share best practices and commemorate the 153rd birthday of the United States Army's Signal Corps.

  • Division focuses on NCO spiritual resilience

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md -- The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness, emphasizing the five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family. A recent prayer breakfast at First Army Division East focused on recognizing the role of noncommissioned officers, their role as shepherds of Soldiers, and showing how a deep-seated faith can increase their spiritual resilience.

  • Army budget Hot Topic graphic

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army budget Hot Topic graphic

  • Capital Shield 2014: First Responders train in Nation's Capital

    Sep 30, 2013

    Emergency vehicles and first responders are once again in action in the National Capital Region and will be thru Oct. 3. They are participating in "Capital Shield 2014."

  • What a Legion Detachment is made of

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha is designed to be comprised of 12 highly trained Green Berets. The team typically includes two of each specialty to include: weapons, engineering, medical, communications, and intelligence sergeants. The teams are led by a detachment commander, assistant detachment commander and a senior Special Forces team sergeant. There are many skills and abilities that give Green Beret's their elite title, but one thing that is certain, is that Green Berets deploy all over the world as one of America's premier fighting forces in no more than 12-man elements relying on each other.

  • Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

    Oct 2, 2013

    Information for Soldiers, civilians impacted by government shutdown

  • USARC recognized supply excellence

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE MD -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 4th Cavalry Brigade, and 72nd Field Artillery Brigade recently competed and won in the Army-wide U.S. Army Reserve Command, 2013 Chief of Staff Army Supply Excellence Award (CSASEA). After a rigorous evaluation process, Both teams earned a nomination to compete at the upcoming Department of Army competition.

  • NAF Employees face important Marketplace Healthcare Exchange decisions

    Sep 30, 2013

    The benefits provider for nearly 20,000 nonappropriated fund employees around the world has prepared information to assist with decision making related to the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command NAF Employee Benefits Office wants civilian employees at garrisons around the world to pay close attention as the marketplace healthcare exchanges become available in their states beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

  • MDW MECH chief retires

    Sep 30, 2013

    Col. Claude Schmid, the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Medical Evacuation to CONUS Hospitals (MECH) team chief, retires after 30 years of service in the U.S. Army at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Sept. 27.

  • Congress confirms Burgos as new commander US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico

    Nov 30, -0001

    Army Reserve Col. Jose R. Burgos was confirmed by the US Congress for appointment to the rank of brigadier general and assignment as the commanding general, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Puerto Rico.

  • Southern California eighth-grader collects school supplies for Lewis Elementary

    Sep 30, 2013

    When 14-year-old Adam Wolf read on Facebook that the Lewis Elementary School at Fort Irwin had been flooded and that the kids in kindergarten through the second grade had lost most of their school supplies he immediately decided to do something about it. Through social media requests to friends and family and with a little help from his mom, Ali, he collected a van load of supplies and personally delivered the goods to Fort Irwin.

  • Marching to remember

    Sep 30, 2013

    SMDC employees honor family member during Bataan Memorial Death March

  • Policy change allows SFCs direct access to AER assistance

    Oct 1, 2013

    Army Emergency Relief announced a change in policy allowing sergeants first class and above direct access to assistance. This change, which became effective Sept. 30, 2013, enables senior non-commissioned officers to go directly to AER for assistance.

  • Protect your baby from sudden infant death syndrome

    Sep 30, 2013

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is responsible for nearly half of these deaths. SIDS is the leading cause of all deaths among infants under a year old, and it often occurs when babies are between 2 months and 4 months old.

  • ACC-RI executive director appointed to SES

    Sep 30, 2013

    Melanie A. Johnson, executive director, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Rock Island, Ill., was appointed to the Senior Executive Service during a ceremony here on Sept. 19.

  • Squad leaders passing word about Performance Triad

    Oct 1, 2013

    Soldiers from the first Performance Triad pilot course are now teaching their own Soldiers how to improve their health and performance through proper nutrition, sleep and activity -- the three legs of the triad.

  • Tinnitus: what the "buzz" is all about

    Sep 30, 2013

    An estimated 50 million Americans experience constant tinnitus. Over 16 million that suffer from tinnitus have sought medical attention to find relief. Among veterans, tinnitus is the most common service-connected disability.

  • Flu shot or nasal spray vaccine -- which is better?

    Sep 30, 2013

    Studies comparing the flu shot to the nasal vaccine have shown the shot or inactivated vaccine to be more effective in protecting against influenza A in healthy adults. However, studies conducted in children have found the nasal spray or attenuated vaccine more effective in preventing influenza than the shot.

  • Ghost stories to tell over tacos, bagels and stir fry

    Sep 30, 2013

    Employees at Fort Irwin's food court share their ghost stories and experiences about working what was once Camp Irwin's officers club and later a day care center.

  • ECBC Engineers Collaborate with PM Force Protection Systems to deliver new capabilities to the Warfi

    Sep 30, 2013

    Collaborative engineering efforts result in successful product verification tests for Product Manager-Force Protection Systems.

  • Inside the construction of Folsom Dam's second dam

    Sep 30, 2013

    In Folsom, Calif., residents are watching Folsom Dam's new auxiliary spillway project transform from rock and dirt, into a massive, life-saving flood risk reduction project. It's one of the largest construction jobs in the nation and crews are working around the clock to complete this critical infrastructure project by fall of 2017. Join us for an inside tour of the construction.

  • Fort Irwin breaks ground for 9/11 Memorial updated Sept. 30, 2013

    Sep 30, 2013

    Fort Irwin's commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks began with a ground-breaking ceremony for a memorial to be built near the garrison's town center. . When the proposed government funding for the memorial couldn't be realized, advocates for the memorial decided to build and maintain the Army-approved memorial through private funding from interested organizations and individuals.

  • Incorporating space knowledge into Army training

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Space Training Strategy stresses need for space

  • LTG Campbell, USAREUR commander, talks furlough

    Sep 30, 2013

    USAREUR commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell has sent the USAREUR Team the message below about the possible government shut-down Oct. 1, 2013.

  • Army Medical Students March to a Different Drum

    Sep 30, 2013

    Army Health Professions Scholarship Program recipients enjoy paid tuition, fees and books, plus a monthly stipend, at some of the elite medical and dental schools across the country.

  • ECBC Engineers modify decontamination methods to save costs, increase accuracy

    Sep 30, 2013

    Decontamination has been a military capability for decades. Now the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is supporting three new projects aimed at improving the effectiveness and supportability of current decontamination methods, which will save money for the Army in the long run.

  • ECBC earns grant for Defense Acquisition University training classroom

    Sep 30, 2013

    ECBC and Team CBRNE employees now have a new Acquisition Classroom available to complete computer-based training from the Defense Acquisition University. These courses are necessary for earning DAU certification, which is mandatory for most engineers.

  • Teams tear through tough terrain

    Sep 30, 2013

    The hills of Hohenfels test Soldiers' hearts.

  • Suicide prevention has no room for bystanders

    Oct 8, 2013

    To reduce suicidal behaviors, Soldiers and civilians must be equipped to help themselves and help each other, every day of the year.

  • IMCOM supports Joint Base San Antonio career fair

    Sep 30, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 18, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command supported the semiannual career fair hosted by the Department of Defense Hiring Heroes program at the Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Community Club Sept. 18, 2013.

  • Guardsmen train in multi-component environment

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- America's fighting Army is ready to go, anytime, anywhere, any mission. Recently, the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a Georgia National Guard unit based out of Macon, GA, conducted readiness training at Fort Stewart to prepare both for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan and for a regionally aligned mission in support of U.S. Army's Southern Command. First Army Division East's 188th Infantry Brigade's Observer Controller/Trainers provided training assistance to the Georgia Guardsmen throughout.

  • ECBC Partners with South Korea to Develop New Chemical Detector

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Raman Agent Monitoring system, will be a smaller, modular and more rugged chemical detector. The team plans to conduct an operational demonstration on the Korean Peninsula after two years of prototype development and testing.

  • Government shutdown affects garrison services

    Oct 1, 2013

    Garrison details status of services on post

  • Hurricane approaching?

    Sep 30, 2013

    A churning hurricane approaching the coast gives residents the luxury of time to prepare; a tornado dropping from the sky with no notice doesn't.

  • Core capabilities secure CROWS workload

    Sep 30, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot will leverage its extensive resources to become the Army's new depot source of repair for the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, known as CROWS.

  • World War II veterans commended, learn about Army training

    Sep 30, 2013

    Veterans of the 71st Infantry Division visited Fort Leavenworth on Sept. 26 as part of their reunion. Later they heard McHugh's presentation at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11499, Basehor, Kan.

  • Fight Night

    Sep 30, 2013

  • Surgeon Returns to Army Roots on 9/11/01 Anniversary

    Sep 30, 2013

    A prominent cardiothoracic surgeon takes the Oath of Office on the 9/11/01 anniversary, and returns to his Army roots.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Keynote speaker at Medal Of Honor Enshrinement Ceremony

    Sep 30, 2013

  • Col. Eric Olsen, chaplain, New York National Guard's top chaplain since 2008, retiring

    Nov 30, -0001

    After three decades of Army service, New York Army National Guard Col. Eric Olsen, chaplain, a Saranac Lake resident and the New York National Guard's top military chaplain since 2008, is ending his military career.

  • Historic M3 vehicles leave USAG Bamberg

    Sep 30, 2013

    As U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg prepares for closure, more and more buildings and motor pools are being cleared. On Friday, September 27, two M3 half-tracks and two M3 scout cars left USAG Bamberg on a truck to Kaiserslautern, where they will be stored in a depot.

  • Registration open for Army's premier marksmanship training event

    Oct 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., will host the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • Swash-buckling second-graders 'shiver their timbers' on pirate day

    Sep 30, 2013

    It's a pirate's life at yo-ho-Hohenfels Elementarrrrgh-ry School!

  • Red Cross youth volunteers train 'superheroes'

    Sep 30, 2013

    HMC children learn disaster prepardedness techniques from Red Cross youth volunteers.

  • Historic M3 vehicles leave USAG Bamberg

    Sep 30, 2013

    As U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg prepares for closure, two M3 half-tracks and two M3 scout cars left USAG Bamberg Sept. 27 on a truck to Kaiserslautern, where they will be stored in a depot.

  • Drop in ridership prompts reduction in garrison shuttle runs

    Sep 30, 2013

    The installation shuttle that operates at USAG Schweinfurt will reduce its hours of operation in October.

  • 173rd IBCT (Airborne) lands in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 30, 2013

    As installations in Europe prepare for closure, units relocate to Grafenwoehr

  • 'Sky Soldiers' volunteer to paint Vicenza soccer stadium

    Sep 30, 2013

    Ten Soldiers of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), stationed at Caserma Del Din, Italy, picked up their paint rollers and joined Vicenza locals, Sept. 21, 2013, to help repaint the Stadio "Romeo Menti."

  • Schweinfurt Health Clinic to offer flu vaccine beginning in October

    Sep 30, 2013

    Beginning Oct. 1, Schweinfurt beneficiaries can receive the flu vaccination free of charge at the Schweinfurt Health Clinic. Clinic staff will also administer the vaccines at the schools and Child Development Center.

  • Zillah 167 Lodge donate supplies to Vicenza Elementary

    Sep 30, 2013

    Members of the Zillah 167 Lodge visited the Kindergarten classes at the Vicenza Elementary School to donate school supplies Sept. 24.

  • SKIES Unlimited classes help expand young horizons

    Sep 30, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Local Department of Defense Dependents Schools provide a host of extracurricular clubs, programs and activities. But some students and parents want even more. That's where Child, Youth and School Services' SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited Program enters the picture.

  • 'First in Support' soldiers demonstrate decontamination, mortuary affairs capabilities

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 7th Civil Support Command and 16th Sustainment Brigade conducted their first-ever joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear and mortuary affairs training exercise Sept. 23-25 on Panzer Kaserne.

  • Commentary: Changes to CYSS but services not affected

    Sep 30, 2013

    Despite a shrinking community and workforce, USAG Schweinfurt's Child, Youth and School Services will not let up on providing quality services.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • 'Peacemaker' advisory team completes mission in eastern Afghanistan

    Oct 1, 2013

    Advisers with the 36th Engineer Brigade, attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were recognized at a ceremony, Sept. 25, 2013, on Camp Maiwand, Afghanistan, as their advisory mission to the Afghan National Army 4th Infantry Brigade, 203rd Corps, came to an end.

  • Alpha Company hosts 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial 48-Hour Ruck March

    Sep 30, 2013

    Members of Alpha Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal, held a 48-hour ruck march in Pyeongtaek, South Korea Sept . 13. The 48 hour relay-style ruck march, a memorial for victims of the September 11, officially began at 0830hrs Sept. 13 and finished at 0900hrs Sept 15.

  • Memories of Mogadishu: Veteran shares experiences for museum exhibit

    Sep 30, 2013

    In October, the Army will mark the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, a 1993 conflict in Somalia that inspired the book "Black Hawk Down" and the mainstream movie of the same name.

  • Afghans take lead with local hospital

    Sep 30, 2013

    The partnership between coalition forces and the Afghan National Army took a major step forward, Sept. 25, 2013, as the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the hospital now being 100 percent Afghan led.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Sep 29, 2013

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Cook, a cannon crew member with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), wears his Sergeant Audie Murphy medallion with pride after being inducted in the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lightning, Sept. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Cook, a cannon crewmember with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gives an oral presentation about Audie Murphy to a group of his peers, during a ceremony for his induction in the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lightning, Sept. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy award ceremony

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Cook, a cannon crew member with Battery A, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), receives his Sergeant Audie Murphy Club medallion from his battalion command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert J. Johnson, during his induction ceremony on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Sept. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees conduct mass casualty exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Pfc. Katie Dove, a combat medic with Charlie Company, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division assists in the loading of a simulated casualty during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. The simulated casualty is taken from the casualty collection point vicinity of the point of injury to the nearby medical treatment facility for follow on triage and treatment. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper/Released)

  • Currahees conduct mass casualty exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, provide medical attention to simulated casualties at the casualty collection point during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper/Released)

  • Currahees conduct mass casualty exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter Bracket, right, provides medical attention to a simulated casualty during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. The mass casualty, or MASCAL exercise was designed to test the medical systems and protocols of a unit's ability to quickly and efficiently locate, triage and treat casualties. Bracket, a platoon sergeant, was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper/Released)

  • Currahees conduct mass casualty exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion carry a simulated casualty to a casualty collection point during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper/Released)

  • Currahees conduct mass casualty exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army 1st Lt. Andrews Kearns, left, a platoon leader for the 2nd platoon, Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment provides direction to Pvt. 1st Class Bryce Mickelson during a mass casualty exercise at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper/Released)

  • Cooperation: One village at a time

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Kamal, an Afghan Uniformed Police officer, discusses security issues with villagers from Kunday on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Cooperation: One village at a time

    Nov 30, -0001

    Residents from the village of Kunday, Khowst province, express their concerns with members of the Afghan National Security Forces on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Cooperation: One village at a time

    Nov 30, -0001

    Residents from the village of Kunday, Khowst province, listen to coalition force members discuss ongoing efforts to improve security in partnership with Afghan National Security Forces on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Sept. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Dwyer, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • ANA conducts walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Gen. Karimi, chief of general staff, and Maj. Gen. Yaftali, commander, 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, receive an orientation to the walk and shoot live-fire exercise by members of the 1st Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army Corps at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122 mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107 mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigade's ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • ANA conducts walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Gen. Karimi, chief of general staff (center), and Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commander, Regional Command - East, observe the walk and shoot live-fire exercise by members of the 1st Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army Corps at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122 mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107 mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigade's ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • ANA conducts walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders from the general staff of the Afghan National Army and the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps observe a BM-12 107 mm rocket launcher fire during the walk and shoot live-fire exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122 mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107 mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigade's ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • ANA conducts walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Gen. Karimi, chief of general staff, and Maj. Gen. Yaftali, commander, 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, observe the walk and shoot live-fire exercise by members of the 1st Brigade, 203rd Afghan National Army Corps at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122 mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107 mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigade's ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • ANA conducts walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders from the general staff of the Afghan National Army and the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps observe a BM-12 107 mm rocket launcher fire during the walk and shoot live-fire exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122 mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107 mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigade's ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • ANA conducts walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Gen. Karimi, chief of general staff, and Maj. Gen. Yaftali, commander, 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, inspect the 203rd Corps Honor Guard upon the completion of the walk and shoot live-fire exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122 mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107 mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigade's ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • ANA conduct walk and shoot LFX

    Nov 30, -0001

    Gen. Karimi, chief of general staff, addresses the staff of the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps upon the completion of the walk and shoot live-fire exercise at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. The live-fire exercise consisted of the employment of a pair of D30 122mm howitzers, dismounted infantry with mortars, and BM-12 107mm rocket launchers, focusing on the brigades ability to employ indirect fire and maneuver. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs office)

  • Currahee special troops receive awards

    Oct 15, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), receive awards at an awards ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, on Sept. 18, 2013.

  • Engineers build living quarters on FOB Lightning

    Oct 13, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Soldiers with the 149th Vertical Construction Company, Kentucky National Guard, construct living quarters that will be used as living quarters for Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Sept 22, 2013.

  • Currahees receive Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction

    Sep 28, 2013

    Originating in 1986 at Fort Hood, Texas, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an exclusive U.S. Army organization for non-commissioned officers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and performance.

  • Love of country motivates deployed Soldier

    Sep 28, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Private First Class Jeremy Musni always knew he wanted to join the military, but he did what young people often do when it comes to career decisions -- he procrastinated.

  • USACE Galveston District awards small business contract for oyster reef restoration project

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $547,000 to RLB Contracting, a woman-owned small business, for an oyster restoration project located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

  • Soldiers compete, show they are Fit-To-Fight

    Sep 27, 2013

    Sixty Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska competed in a Fit-To-Fight competition on Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Sept. 18-20.

  • 1-25 SBCT hosts Advanced Situational Awareness Training

    Sep 30, 2013

    In a military area of operations where there are no clearly defined front lines and the combatants don't wear uniforms, any situation can turn physical in seconds. In instances where opposing forces use the civilian population as cover and concealment, it's the things that most people wouldn't notice that could mean the difference between controlling the situation and being caught in a deliberate and well-constructed ambush.

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