Archive: Sep 2013

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  • Suicide Prevention spotlight graphic

    Sep 4, 2013

  • Ready Army spotlight graphic

    Sep 4, 2013

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  • Team RWB enriches lives of veterans

    Sep 4, 2013

    Team RWB offers veterans in the Vicenza Military Community family-friendly activities that include physical challenges as well as social events.

  • Remembering 'Father of Cadet Command'

    Sep 4, 2013

    Former speechwriter for the late retired Maj. Gen. Robert Wagner offers his thoughts on the passing of Cadet Command's first commanding general

  • VMC marks Women's Equality Day

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community celebrates Women's Equality Day with a ceremonial march through the streets.

  • Why We Serve: Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis

    Sep 4, 2013

    As a boy growing up in Mount Juliet, Tenn., U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis dreamed he would one day become a Soldier. Sitting beside his grandfather, listening to war stories, Mathis would act out his grandfather's tales with his little green action figures.

  • Participants needed for Schweinfurt's last Operation Rising Star

    Sep 4, 2013

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt's last Operation Rising Star at Ramon's Bar and Grill beginning Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Backcountry bliss

    Sep 4, 2013

    Hikers build camaraderie on a four-day trek through the Berchtesgaden

  • Rumor control: Is the garrison moving Askren residents to other housing units?

    Sep 4, 2013

    The USAG Schweinfurt garrison manager, Brian Adkins, directly addresses a rumor about moving Askren residents to other housing units.

  • Yongsan sends holiday messages to home

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Joint Hometown News Service Holiday Greetings team visited Yongsan Garrison to record holiday messages from those serving in Area II to loved ones in the United States, Aug. 29-31.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Dottie White

    Sep 4, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Dottie White

  • Force Providers train at Base Camp Integration Lab

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers of the 542nd Quartermaster Company, 301st Regional Support Group, headquartered in Fairview, Pa., participated in an annual training at the Base Camp Integration Lab at Fort Devens, Mass., this summer.

  • An old bird gets a new mission

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are refurbishing an AH-1F "Cobra" helicopter at Fort Campbell, Ky., which will be put on display at across from the post museum.

  • Fort Irwin celebrates Middle Eastern and North African heritage

    Sep 3, 2013

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated its first Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Heritage Day on Aug. 14 at its Sandy Basin Community Center. Guest speaker 1st Lt. Katerhine J. Ly, commander of the Army's first Translator and Interpretor Company, the 51st TICO, spoke about the unique skill setos of her 09L MOS Soldiers. The audience also viewed video interviews of MENA heritage Soldiers and a senior civilian engineer. All are currently assigned to Fort Irwin.

  • In Croatia, Soldier builds international partnership through soccer

    Sep 4, 2013

    In the evening, when the Operation Immediate Response exercise is on pause, Spc. Fausto F. Jimenez builds international bonds by engaging in a European pastime -- soccer.

  • Corps sends team to Fort Irwin to assess monsoon damage

    Sep 4, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles district sent a five-person team of engineering professionals to Fort Irwin to assess damages after a monsoon storm hit the post Aug 25.

  • Brazilian delegation visits Fort Hood

    Sep 3, 2013

    U.S. Army South hosts a delegation from the Brazilian army during a visit to Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army Evidence-Based Practice Office Brings Best Practices to the Point of Care

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Office at the Army's Medical Command is a busy place, tucked into a basement area of the MEDCOM headquarters building at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston. On any given day, seven Civilian staff can be found in the EBP office hard at work supporting a variety of functions which have, over the past several years of transformation to a System for Health, become mission essential in Army Medicine. The relevance and importance of the expertise in this tiny office of tightly packed cubicles has suddenly become pivotal to the AMEDD's success.

  • New pre-deployment training center at Bliss combines 3 previous mobilization sites

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Continental U.S. Replacement Center is now fully operational at Fort Bliss, Texas, processing about 150 war fighters per weekly cycle, with an expected increase to more than 400.

  • Soldiers with Army Mobile Entomology Lab Work to Prevent West Nile

    Sep 4, 2013

    Fort Hood's preventive medicine Soldiers are working collectively with Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) officials to prevent West Nile virus cases on the installation, one bug at a time.

  • Best foot forward: Cadets 'step into' foot research

    Sep 4, 2013

    We are all constantly on our feet. We walk, run, jog, stand, and depend on our feet to support body weight. A research study originating out of Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point is seeking to profile the incidence of arch height and stiffness in military trainees and the correlation to overuse injury. The foot study involves more than 1,000 cadet volunteers and their Army-issued boots.

  • 'The New Normal' integrates military readiness, civilian deployment training

    Sep 3, 2013

    Two men approached Pfc. Terrance Rogers as he and his men secured the building where civilian and military personnel were meeting with village leaders. Rogers smiled while he used hand signals and the little bit of Dari he'd learned in training to ask the men questions about their family and Afghanistan, keeping them engaged long enough to allow the meeting between personnel from the Department of State, Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and local village leaders to conclude. Afterwards, the translator came out and helped the men negotiate a land issue.

  • 638th ASB Completes Another Round of Annual Training at CCAD

    Sep 4, 2013

    Known mainly as the core entity for Army Aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for helicopters, engines and their components, the Corpus Christi Army Depot is the perfect training ground for the battalion's specific needs. Soldiers with the Ohio National Guard's 638th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB) have designated CCAD as a valuable asset to military support training.

  • 214th FiB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Sep 3, 2013

    FORT SILL, OK- The 214th Fires Brigade welcomed their new Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Aaron, August 1 with a four-mile running tour of Fort Sill, equipped with cadence calls and a break to hear Aaron speak about his plans with the brigade.

  • DENCOM 'Go First Class' Program Improves Army Readiness, Wellness

    Sep 4, 2013

    Scheduling multiple dental visits will soon be unnecessary for most Soldiers thanks to the Go First Class (GFC) program led by the U.S. Army Dental Command (DENCOM). Under the new initiative, Soldiers will receive routine oral care procedures including exams, cleanings, tooth varnishing, and simple fillings in a single appointment.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • A Community Perspective on the Albuquerque District's Acequia Rehabilitation Program

    Sep 3, 2013

    In recent years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District has used its authority under the Acequia Rehabilitation Program of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to work with the communities, the State of New Mexico and other federal agencies to upgrade many acequias, including downstream of Santa Rosa, N.M., on the Pecos River.

  • Workload, pace drive deployed contract specialist

    Sep 10, 2013

    The demanding pace of contract operations in a deployed setting is testing the mettle of a Mission and Installation Contracting Command contract specialist from Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Defense Health Agency leans forward to change

    Sep 4, 2013

    In the military, pomp and ceremony usually denotes an end to a new beginning . On October 1, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, there will be the casing of the colors of the Tricare Management Activity (TMA) and the raising of a flag to celebrate the creation of a new activity called the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

  • TRAC wins Wilbur B. Payne Award

    Sep 3, 2013

    U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) analysts won the 2013 Department of the Army Dr. Wilbur B. Payne Award for Excellence in Analysis, Large Group Category, for TRAC's recently completed Aerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ARS) Mix study. The Wilbur Payne Award recognizes the best large- and small-group operations research analyses conducted in the previous twelve months by Army analysis organizations.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Gary Chow

    Sep 3, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- As a geotechnical engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Geotechnical and Structures Section, Gary Chow is routinely tasked with providing engineering design support, permit application technical reviews and engineering recommendations for the operations and constructions of structures in dams, levees and navigation systems located within the district -- a tremendous responsibility, but one he finds extremely rewarding.

  • Koprowski takes the helm

    Sep 3, 2013

    About 350 people gathered at the district's headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., June 19 to say farewell to the outgoing commander while welcoming the new one into the district's family.

  • Army Surgeon General Calls a Stand-Up for Health Training Day

    Sep 4, 2013

    Last month, the Army Surgeon General and commander U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho officially announced Army Medicine's System for Health and the Performance Triad during a MEDCOM-wide Stand-Up For Health Training Day.

  • Visitors get hands-on opportunity during Lock and Dam 1 open house

    Sep 3, 2013

    The St. Paul District hosted its annual open house at Lock and Dam 1 in Minneapolis in conjunction with the annual Highland Fest, celebrated by the St. Paul, Minn., Highland neighborhood, July 19.

  • 9/11 Patriot Day message

    Sep 3, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho sends a message to service members in honor of 9/11 Patriot Day.

  • All female crew makes 552nd ACW history

    Nov 30, -0001

    Several members of the 552nd Air Control Wing and 513th Air Control Group made wing history recently by fielding an all-female flight crew.

  • Outlaws Return

    Sep 3, 2013

    Hundreds of friends and family members filled Nutter Field House Sept. 3 to welcome more than 150 Soldiers assigned to 77th Engineer Company, 94th Engineer Battalion as they returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • District staff, tribes gather to remember Big Sandy Lake tragedy

    Sep 3, 2013

    Around 200 people gathered at the district's Big Sandy Lake Recreation Area, near McGregor, Minn., July 31 to honor and remember a tragedy that occurred 163 years ago.

  • Your actions can deter youth violence

    Sep 3, 2013

    Here are a few easy guidelines and ideas that you can use each day to focus on youth violence prevention:

  • District team earns national value engineering honors

    Sep 3, 2013

    The district earned another national-level award for engineering earlier this summer at a summit in Arlington, Va. The value engineering team received the national award from the Society of American Value Engineers, or SAVE, International organization during the SAVE Value Summit June 26.

  • Lower your cholesterol to improve your health

    Sep 3, 2013

    Lowering your cholesterol can decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. You can start taking steps today to lower your cholesterol and improve your health.

  • Recognize signs of suicide to save a life

    Sep 4, 2013

    The best way to help prevent suicidal behavior is to pay attention to your loved ones, battle buddies, friends and coworkers and watch for changes in their behavior.

  • Broadening Opportunity Programs announced

    Sep 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command recently announced fiscal year 2014/2015 Broadening Opportunity Programs for active and Reserve components.

  • Run away this weekend - Army Ten-Miler Oct. 20th

    Oct 17, 2013

    The Army's 29th annual Army Ten Miler (ATM) race is scheduled for Sunday, October 20 in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Pentagon.

  • Recipe for Safety

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Soldier mentality isn't one that usually sets a priority on safety. Most Soldiers instinctively realize that they'll be taking risks consistently throughout their career. Someone scared of risks traditionally isn't the type of person who would even think about joining the military. Col. Timothy Daugherty, brigade commander for the 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Sill knew this when he took command in June 2011. With more than 24 years experience, Daugherty knew the thought process of Soldiers, both young and old.

  • Farmers' markets offer healthy alternatives

    Sep 3, 2013

    The sixth article in the Insider's Tips for Auslaender series

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter visits San Diego, West Point on media tour

    Sep 3, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, Medal of Honor recipient, visited San Diego and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., on a media tour, a week after receiving the nation's highest award for valor. Carter received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013, for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was also inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27.

  • Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

    Sep 4, 2013

    This year, the Army will extend its observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September, reinforcing its commitment to reduce risk behaviors and incidents of suicide in it ranks, and promote help seeking behaviors.

  • US soldiers partner with Croatian Army to form IR13 Mayor's Cell

    Sep 3, 2013

    Members of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade partnered with soldiers from U.S. Army Europe, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade and the Croatian Army to form the Operation Immediate Response 13 Mayor's Cell at Petar Zrinski Barracks Aug. 19-31.

  • Cycle Mentorship Event Promotes Fun, Safe Riding

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Motorcyle Mentorshp Program is an operational link between unit commanders and their riders, coducsed on improving and sustaining safety.

  • Players awarded for Ramadan Soccer Tournament

    Nov 30, -0001

    Brig. Gen. Roger Watkins, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing's commander, talks about the importance of community relations especially through athletics in Qatar after assisting Col. William Wozniak, commander of Area Support Group-Qatar, in awarding service members for their second-place finish in the Qatari Armed Forces Soccer Tournament held during Ramadan.

  • Two receive Knowlton Award while deployed

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Barker, senior intelligence noncommissioned officer, Area Support Group-Qatar, and Special Agent Joe Reyes, Field Office-Qatar, receive the Knowlton Award for their hard work while deployed. The Knowlton Award was established by the Military Intelligence Corps Association to exemplify the gallantry, bravery, and strong determination to succeed associated with the military intelligence professional. Before you are two soldiers, warriors and leaders of their specific intelligence genre. These intelligence operators have demonstrated a significant, conspicuous contribution in support of the Military Intelligence Corps, having the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and absolute dedication to duty, according to Maj. D. Marshall Bornn, deputy commander, ASG-QA.

  • How does it get here?

    Nov 30, -0001

    "The Qatar Detachment is tasked with coordinating for the movement of all surface cargo to sustain U.S. military operations in Qatar. Without the vital expertise of our detachment Soldiers, civilians, and our contractor, U.S. military cargo would not be able to enter Qatar," said 1st Lt. Luke Ulrich, operations officer for Surface Deployment Distribution Command Detachment Qatar.

  • CAS and the 379th AEW join forces to support families deployed to Southwest Asia

    Nov 30, -0001

    Let's face it, moving is stressful. For military families, a permanent change of station generally involves two components: practical and emotional. The amount of work involved in the move can be overwhelming in normal circumstances.

  • Sisters in Arms: Breaking down barriers and rising to the challenge

    Sep 3, 2013

    The U.S. Army is a man's world. Is it really? Actually, yes it is. Only 15.6 percent of its 1.1 million soldiers are female. However, the world is changing ... the U.S. Army world, that is.

  • Women's Equality Day observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Capt. Shanna Charles, the lead contracting officer representative for Area Support Group-Qatar, speaks on the importance of equality for women during the Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26. "Women's equality means giving every woman a hammer, so we can collectively shatter these glass ceilings to pieces," said Charles, who enlisted into the Army in 2001 in order to further her education. "This is the only way to show our sons and daughters what equality means, not just tell them about it." As the guest speaker, Charles found inspiration from her predecessors. "Historically, women have struggled and fought for rights wearing invisible shackles," said Charles. "Today, women stand on the shoulders of those pioneers who persevered so that we can tear down barriers and uplift sisterhood."

  • CAS and the 379th AEW join forces to support families deployed to Southwest Asia

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Joint Services Family Readiness Group family meet-and-greet potluck was a chance for families and service members to get together for fun and games on Camp As Sayliyah.

  • It takes two

    Nov 30, -0001

    The ability to communicate efficiently with hand signals is vital for two soldiers who execute missions with the Kalmar RT-240 Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) in a boisterous environment, full of revving engines and screeching metal.

  • 157th CSSB transfers authority to 77th CSSB in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Task Force Lifeliner's 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion cased its colors as the 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion unfurled its colors during the transfer of authority ceremony held Sept. 1, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.

  • New Armor Inspection System ensures ballistic plates safe for deploying Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has acquired a system that uses X-rays to scan ballistic plates in order to identify deficiencies within them.

  • Workhorse Co. Soldiers join Lisiera Alpini to refurbish Strada Scarubbi for annual memorial march

    Sep 3, 2013

    Workhorse Company Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, Italy, joined with members of the Lisiera (Vicenza) Alpini Aug. 24 in clearing the highest 2-kilometer stretch of the Scarubbi Road leading to the peak of Monte Pasubio in advance of an annual memorial pilgrimage. The heights and the roadway running through it are sacred ground to the Alpini. From 1916 to 1918, during World War I, the Italian Army maintained a stronghold of the Austro-Hungarian front here at positions on top of Monte Pasubio at enormous cost in lives.

  • Italian engineers remove WW II UXO from future Peace Park in Vicenza

    Sep 3, 2013

    A squad of Italian army engineers and civilian contractors removed more than 20 World War II era bombs from a former rugby field east of the recently opened U.S. Army installation, Caserma Del Din, which lies to the north of Vicenza, Italy. The parcel of land, formerly a civilian airstrip and most recently a sports field, is being prepared for development as the City of Vicenza's Parco della Pace, or Peace Park.

  • Fight the bite

    Sep 3, 2013

    Preventing mosquito bites protects against West Nile virus

  • Eye exams preserve children's vision

    Sep 3, 2013

    Fifteen percent of children have a vision problem that, if not corrected, can result in reduced vision

  • EFMP is positive for families, not negative for careers

    Sep 3, 2013

    The mission of the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is to ensure the needs of family members requiring special medical or educational services are considered during the assignment process, and that those needs can be met at their current duty station and next assignment. The program strives to preserve the family unit readiness and resiliency, which is especially crucial when serving overseas.

  • Assistance team teaches medical fundamentals to new Afghan National Army unit

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is learning all they can about military operations from Security Force Assistance Teams. The partnership continues between SFAT 401 with Afghan's 2nd Mobile Strike Force Brigade at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Afghanistan.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Trainer/mentors ensure Guard unit meets training objective

    Sep 3, 2013

    Despite the drawdown in Afghanistan, National Guard units must continue to train to maintain their readiness to support the nation's defense. According to the senior enlisted advisor of the National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the training First Army Division East team recently brought his unit is second to none.

  • Key leaders discuss plans for remainder of 2013

    Sep 2, 2013

    Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Mohammad Waziri (left), commander, 201st Corps, presents a gift to Boston, native, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr. (right), commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, at the end of the Dunford's visit to Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2013. Quincy, Mass., native, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James McConville, commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Regional Command-East, looks on. Dunford met with Afghan National Security Force leaders and regional government officials from eastern Afghanistan's Nuristan, Kunar and Nangarhar provinces to discuss plans for the remainder of 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • USACE Galveston District awards $12.7 million contract to dredge Neches River Channel

    Sep 2, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $12,747,180 to Dyersburg, Tenn.-based Inland Dredging Company, LLC, for dredging of the Neches River Channel in Jefferson and Orange counties, Texas.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $13.2 million contract to dredge Galveston, Houston ship channels

    Sep 2, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $13,287,950 to Seattle, Wash.-based Manson Construction Company to perform maintenance dredging within the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and a portion of the Houston Ship Channel.

  • Ready and Resilient: Suicide Prevention

    Mar 18, 2014

    September 2013 column by Freedom 6, Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr., commander, U.S. Army Europe.

  • 1-89 CAV Soldiers Fire Rounds from Re-positioned 120mm Mortar System

    Sep 1, 2013

    Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2-10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade firing the first rounds from a repositioned 120mm mortar system Aug 29. Mortar men fire initial rounds from their systems to "seat" the base plate into the ground which in turn makes later rounds more accurate. After seating the base plate mortar men will fire several rounds to "register" the gun. Registering ensures that the gun is laid on a known azimuth and is zeroed to the aiming stakes thus ensuring accurate indirect fires. Indirect fire systems are an essential part of base defense and registered guns are more accurate thus increasing the likelihood of first round "hits" and significantly reducing any possibility of collateral damage.

  • Faces from the Front: Meet Tracey Shaw

    Sep 1, 2013

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan --The U.S. Army is one of the largest organizations in the world and needs the defense industry to provide top-notch goods, supplies, and services to facilitate its operations and sustain troops. Dedicated, ethical, and competent contracting professionals, like Tracey Shaw, are part or a team of highly-qualified personnel who have the passion, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to provide contracting support worldwide. For 12 years, Tracey Shaw has exercised shrewd business judgment, smart strategies, and full compliance with the law to acquire equipment and services the U.S. Army needs to accomplish missions in the homeland and overseas. Ordinarily an employee of the Space and Missile Defense Command, Shaw is currently deployed in Afghanistan with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Afghanistan District. He shares his perspective here.

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