Archive: Sep 2013

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  • Teen AFAP gives youth a voice

    Sep 26, 2013

    Fort Rucker leadership wants to hear from the total military Family, and will get a chance to do so when it holds a Teen Army Family Action Plan Oct. 5.

  • Fort Rucker seeks to increase domestic violence awareness

    Sep 26, 2013

    Domestic violence appears to be on the rise in the military, so much so that the Department of Defense considers it an item of specific concern, and Fort Rucker is on a mission to help Soldiers and Families understand, recognize and report it.

  • Fort Meade Joins Healthy Base Initiative Demonstration

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- As one of 14 pilot installations in the Defense Department's Healthy Base Initiative, this Maryland post will share its best practices and lessons learned across DOD to promote healthier and more resilient service members, families, retirees and civilian employees, a senior defense official said today.

  • NCOA: Iron Squad teaches teamwork

    Sep 26, 2013

    The Iron Squad Challenge is the culminating event for NCO Academy students, and after the grueling four-hour, six-event competition students still do not know who won.

  • AAFES gives back, improves community

    Sep 26, 2013

    Shopping on Fort Rucker can offer a lot of savings for military Families, but something many people might not know is that the dollars people spend at the post exchange go right back into improving the quality of life on the installation.

  • Training improves POW reintegration

    Sep 26, 2013

    Soldiers, Families, local police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Army South received training Sept. 13-15 at Fort Rucker to further develop the military's reintegration efforts of Soldiers, contractors and civilians who are taken captive by America's enemies.

  • Ceremony honors past, present POW/MIAs

    Sep 26, 2013

    Approximately 83,343 service members are still unaccounted for from America's time at war, and to remember the men and women who never came home, and those still held captive, Fort Rucker hosted a Prisoner of War and Missing in Action remembrance ceremony Sept. 20 at Veterans Park.

  • Bob Delaney shares PTS story with War College community

    Sep 26, 2013

    How often we have questions without answers, or don't know where to turn for help? We may be trying to seek answers from the doctors, and looking for medicine to change the way we feel. It's easy to "shut down" and stop showing our emotions to the others, but the others are often the ones who can help us in the most effective way. Trust a buddy, and talk it out -- that's the lesson of a first-person presentation on post-traumatic stress.

  • 164th TAOG cases colors, deploys

    Sep 26, 2013

    It's only been a few short months since Soldiers of the 164th Theater Operations Airfield Group returned from their most recent deployment, but these freedom fighters have once again answered the call of duty without hesitation.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot guard recognized for life saving actions

    Sep 26, 2013

    "I've escorted a lot of trucks into the installation's commercial truck dock," said Davis, "and it's normally a very routine procedure by both me and the drivers. But this night, after the driver disconnected the trailer and pulled forward, the passenger, or second driver, walked in between the tractor and the trailer. That's what caught my eye, because that's not what usually happens at that point."

  • Two Fort Drum 'iron women' to compete in 2013 Ironman World Championship

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Many things in life are free; some you have to earn. On Oct. 12, nearly 1,800 athletes -- including two from Fort Drum -- will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of Ironman.

  • New center provides comprehensive care to assault victims

    Sep 27, 2013

    A first-of-its-kind Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Resource Center opened just two months ago at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers earn Tower Climbing Certification

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- To ensure communication systems are operational and in order, Soldiers are required to safely climb up and down towers and repair equipment. Eight Soldiers from Division Signal Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI), earned their Tower Climbing Course certifications during a ceremony held Friday at the HHBN classroom.

  • Exercise prepares Sill for chem threat, mass casualties

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The frantic call came in about an hour after the workday had started. An employee hiding under her desk called 9-1-1 on her cell phone with shocking news. She had heard numerous gunshots coming from the Fort Sill Garrison commander's office at Taylor Hall, and she had seen casualties. As the dispatcher listened he could hear screams and more gunfire. An active-shooter with numerous victims was the scenario on Day 2 of the postwide annual anti-terrorism exercise.

  • Spartan Brigade cases colors for deployment to Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Family Members and community leaders gathered at Sexton Field, filling the seats, bleachers and finding spots on the grass, to honor the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) "Spartans," during a deployment ceremony Monday.

  • Knowledge newsletter Sept 26, 2013

    Sep 26, 2013

  • Operation Joint Eagle meets challenge of 'disaster'

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The 168th Brigade Support Battalion visited Camp Gruber, Okla., Sept. 13-20 for Operation Joint Eagle, a field training exercise with Air Force and Army National Guard service members.

  • SMDC chief retires from federal service

    Sep 26, 2013

    After 33 years of service, it is time for a new chapter

  • 201st MI Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2013

    Soldiers of the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion returned to San Antonio late on the night of Sept. 21 after a year supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • IMCOM chaplain pays tribute to gold star mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Gold star mothers and families are an inspiration that the world needs to see.

  • Army, academia develop human-on-a-chip technology

    Sep 27, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- There was a time when the thought of manufacturing organs in the laboratory was science fiction, but now that science is a reality.

  • FORSCOM names top career counselors for 2013

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Two non-commissioned officers were named the best career counselors in the Army's largest command, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall, Sept. 25.

  • Chiricahua National Monument Offers Free Entry on National Public Lands Day

    Sep 26, 2013

    Fort huachuca, AZ. - Chiricahua National Monument will waive entrance fees on Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day.

  • Contract specialist by day, children's book author by night

    Sep 26, 2013

    For some aspiring authors, it takes a long time to get a book published. But for Valerie Perry, it was an easy one.

  • Court vision: hoops player has individual, leader aspirations for upcoming All Army trials

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- Sgt. Kimberly Smith has a vision -- one in which she showcases the full range of her hoop skills, becomes more of a leader and generates enough passion on the floor that it becomes infectious.

  • Fort Lee Audie Murphy chapter welcomes four new members

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- "It's not about emotion or boasting rights," said Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer Gray, Quartermaster Corps Regimental CSM. "Your presence here today signifies the continuation of a legacy of leadership and strong moral character that members of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club strive to uphold."

  • Vanguard UAS platoon flies more hours than predecessors

    Sep 26, 2013

    The Unmanned Aerial System Platoon with Company B, 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is on pace to fly their Shadow unmanned aircraft more than 2,000 hours more than their predecessors at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.

  • Community pauses to pay tribute on 9/11

    Sep 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members were joined by their German neighbors while pausing to remember on Sept. 11.

  • Unit's twist on SHARP instruction includes role playing, rewards

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- The concept is simple. Ditch the dry speeches and static PowerPoint slides, and use role players, open dialogue and candy rewards to encourage audience participation.

  • Assistant Secretary tours Fort Lee

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- The Honorable Katherine Hammack visited Fort Lee Tuesday to speak to Soldiers and tour the installation.

  • Sergeant selflessly serves Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2013

    McCullah is the chaplain assistant for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, stationed out of Fort Carson, Colo., and is currently serving with Regional Command (South) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • BOSS members head out on European adventures

    Sep 26, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For some people, duty in Europe is all work and no play. For others it's a rich combination of both -- just ask the members of Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers. Whether it's helping promote zero driving under the influence incidents during the long holiday weekends or heading out to explore some of Europe's cultural showcases, BOSS offers a healthy diet of both -- community service and fun getaways.

  • Soldier in Japan defends title in mixed martial arts

    Nov 30, -0001

    It's fair to say that Spc. Jay Morton, a patriot missile operator maintainer assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment), lives a double life. By day he's a soft-spoken, hardworking, diligent soldier with his unit's patriot missile team.

  • American student earns Eagle Scout award

    Nov 30, -0001

    Fifty individuals gathered together in celebration of Daniel Wartella receiving the prestigious Eagle Scouting award at the Kadena Officer's Club, Sept. 14. The Eagle Scout award represents the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program. Since its inception in 1911 more than two million young men have earned this rank.

  • Soldiers help make life-sustaining facility a stronger team

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Pacific Command's Armed Services Blood Bank Center in Okinawa has a vital and important mission for the Department of Defense Pacific area of responsibility. It serves as the center of gravity for blood health support services operations in PACOM's area of responsibility while supporting over 175,000 service members, Department of Defense civilians, and dependents across the region.

  • Volunteers help strengthen ties to local community through English

    Nov 30, -0001

    More than 15 Japanese elementary students gathered to learn English Aug. 27th at the Toguchi Community Center. The English class is part of the United States Army Japan and 10th Regional Support Group community relations program to help bridge the gap between the military and local Japanese community in Okinawa.

  • Wounded warrior honored at Washington event

    Sep 26, 2013

    Col. Lanier Ward, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, was honored for his military service, Sept. 25, 2013, during an event hosted by the foundation he inspired two young girls to create.

  • Sunday to honor Gold Star Mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

    This Sunday, the Army and the nation will, for the 77th time, turn their attention to mothers who have lost sons or daughters while fighting America's wars.

  • Award-winning medic ensures prisoners get good treatment

    Sep 26, 2013

    After treating wounded, sick and injured Soldiers in Haiti, Somalia, Colombia and serving twice in Iraq, an Army medic has applied his skills to the nation's only military maximum-security facility.

  • SMA reaches out to Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2013

    The senior enlisted advisor for the U.S. Army met with Dragoon Troopers during a visit to bases in southern Afghanistan to address Soldiers' concerns and discuss current Army priorities, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • USAG Ansbach community announcements for Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, 2013

    Sep 17, 2013

    Community events and announcements for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, 2013, and beyond.

  • Keris Strike 2013 Command Post Exercise

    Sep 25, 2013

    The nations of Lanuland and Struland have a fragile peace, and have been separated by a demilitarized zone. Malaysia borders these countries on the north and east, and has combined with the U.S. to form the 6th Multinational Brigade in order to perform peacekeeping operations between the two countries. Just as a plan has been formed to end the conflict and phase out the DMZ, a terrible earthquake strikes Malaysia. The Malaysian military has to pull out of the 6th MNB, and the U.S. commits to helping our Malaysian partners.

  • Former Aberdeen commander speaks about combating sexual assault

    Sep 25, 2013

    Fort huachuca, AZ. - As part of Fort Huachuca's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention campaign, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, hosted a visit from retired Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley, to speak with victim advocates on "Leadership in Crisis," Tuesday, at Murr Community Center.

  • POW/MIA Walkathon, Remembrances event honor Soldiers' memories

    Sep 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. Soldiers and members of the Fort Huachuca community held two events this year in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday. Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations started the day with the installation's annual walkathon which began and ended at Warrior/Sentinel Field. A first-time event, "Remembrances," took place from 10 a.m. to noon at Murr Community Center.

  • Recent addition to the Army Medical Department museum- Matilda

    Sep 25, 2013

    The most recent addition to the Maj. Gen. Spurgeon Neel pergola at the Army Medical Department museum is a H19 helicopter affectionately named "Matilda". John D. and Michael R. McWilliam restored and donated the helicopter in honor of their father Col. Robert McWilliam a solo pilot and 30 year veteran aviator.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates leadership serving with honor, pride

    Sep 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Soldiers and Civilians gathered at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday for a Hispanic Heritage Month observance hosted by the Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence.

  • Installation tests emergency response in CAIRA exercise

    Sep 25, 2013

    Imagine repeatedly practicing for something that hopefully will never happen. That is exactly what emergency responders do at the Chemical Defense Training Facility -- the Department of Defense's only toxic nerve agent training facility.

  • Knowledge newsletter Sept. 25 2013

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Missouri Guard engineer company provides manpower for forward operating base improvements

    Sep 25, 2013

    When Soldiers return to using Training Area 242 bivouac site in the spring, they are going to find improvements that make spending time in the field a little more enjoyable. Recently, the 276th Engineer Company of the Missouri Army National Guard contructed 15 new Southeast Asia huts, or SEA huts, in the training area.

  • U.S. Army Reserve 412th Theater Engineer Command receives High Flying EAGLE Award

    Sep 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve 412th Theater Engineer Command received the High Flying EAGLE Award from Army Reserve Internal Review, Sept. 23, 2013 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. The High Flying EAGLE Award is given to units for achieving 94 percent or higher in Military Equipment/General Equipment accountability conducted by the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Financial Management and Audit Readiness. The 412th TEC achieved a 98.38 percent rate from October 2012 through July 2013 for equipment valued over $1.5 billion.

  • Got game? ... want it?

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Commentary: Are you a 'homer'?

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Cobras defeat Little Doughboys in season opener

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Bengals win season opener 46-0

    Sep 25, 2013

  • MP Corps observes 72nd birthday

    Sep 25, 2013

    The 72nd Anniversary celebration of the Military Police Corps Regiment is underway this week with a theme of "Forging the Future -- Professional, Ready, Resilient."

  • Home sweet home: Doughboys sack Mountaineers 38-24

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Welcome to the pros: Army ROTC grad gets contract with Cedar Rapids Titans

    Sep 25, 2013

    Rockne Belmonte, the second lieutenant who gave up an active duty slot for a shot at playing professional football, is back on the field this fall.

  • Support your favorite "Capture Your Hooah" Video

    Sep 30, 2013

    VOTE NOW for your favorite "CAPTURE YOUR HOOAH" VIDEO! Go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSeb10uA_lNs2xWXE06fR-wAymB0YoheG and 'Like' and/or 'Share' your favorite one. The winner will be the video with the most likes and views. The contest ends Oct. 9, 2013.

  • Tax Court Allows Medical Deduction for Home Health Care by Non-Professionals

    Sep 25, 2013

    While generally I let the Tax Assistance Center handle tax related issues, I had a client with a legal question dealing with the deductibility of medical expenses for home health care by non-professionals under the Internal Revenue Code. These expenses were not compensated for by insurance and the services constituted qualified as long-term care services as defined in section of 7702B(c) of the Tax Code.

  • MACH announces 2013-2014 influenza schedule

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Program seeks to rid mental illness stigma

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Schools share strategies, plans at PIE kick-off

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Sledgehammer Soldiers lend a helping hand

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Saddle up for Warrior Outreach Oct. 5

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Final Inspections

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of the Area Support Team Balkans visit Bosnia and Herzegovina to conduct final inspections on school renovations.

  • 'Steel Knights' drive Afghan retrograde effort

    Sep 29, 2013

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Wheeled vehicle mechanics with the 51st Transportation Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command's maintenance section remove the cab of a M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter to gain access to the engine compartment during maintenance Aug. 28th. The 51st Trans. Co. conducts convoy escort team missions, which are essential to the defense of Afghan and other regional partners driving logistics convoys throughout Regional Command-East in northeastern Afghanistan. (Photo by Capt. Stephen Hughes, 51st Transportation Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st TSC)

  • Court-martial

    Sep 25, 2013

  • Memo prepares DOD employees for shutdown

    Sep 25, 2013

    Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Monday. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed a budget. If Congress does not approve a budget or pass a continuing resolution, the portions of the government funded via appropriated funds will be forced to close.

  • Installations prep for drug take-back day

    Sep 25, 2013

    One of America's leading causes of death is currently lurking in your bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table: prescription drugs. To combat this killer, U.S. Army Installation Management Command is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Oct. 26. This initiative aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

  • Special needs schools in Bosnia get facelifts thanks to Army contracting team

    Oct 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY - In Bosnia, a primary school for kids with special needs is getting a facelift thanks to the initiatives of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade here.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 25, 2013

    The Performance Triad is an exciting initiative that could go far in improving the health of the force, said Col. John O'Brien, a medical doctor, and chief of Operational Medicine and Deployment Health at Madigan Army Medical Center here.

  • Tiger Scouts visits the Wings of Destiny

    Sep 25, 2013

    A pilot from A Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) hosted a group of Tiger Scouts for an introduction to Army aviation at Fort Campbell, Ky., September 18, 2013.

  • View From the Top: Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

    Sep 25, 2013

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your commanding general over these past 17 months. As I prepare to hand over the reins of command to Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison next month, I want to review some of the amazing things we have accomplished together.

  • DOD putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 25, 2013

  • New application designed to assist military contracting professionals

    Sep 25, 2013

    According to Army Contracting Command officials, a new "go to" site will essentially eliminate the need to consult multiple resources on the Web for contracting tools and information.

  • Sponsors help international students adapt

    Sep 25, 2013

    When international military students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation arrive at Fort Benning each year, military and civilian volunteers offer hours of time and energy to make them feel more at home. WHINSEC's Padrinos and Amigos of International Students, or PAIS program, allows sponsors to invite students from the Command and General Staff Office Course to show them the American way of life. Sponsors invite students and Family members into their homes or plan recreational activities in Columbus, Phenix City and surrounding areas. Sponsors range in experience and include individuals, Families or members of civic organizations across the community.

  • More than 180 rappel at Air Assault

    Sep 25, 2013

    More than 180 Soldiers took to the skies Thursday, as the rappel exercise of the Warrior Training Center's Air Assault Course was held at Dickman Field. During the exercise, students were tasked with rappelling from a UH-60 helicopter, something they had spent the past few days preparing for.

  • 413th's Peacekeepers complete the Spartan challenge

    Sep 25, 2013

    KUALOA RANCH, Hawaii-The 413th Contracting Support Brigade's Peacekeepers competed in the National Spartan Race here August 17 taking on the 3.5 mile course that was loaded with 21 obstacles.

  • Navy plans security changes in wake of tragedy

    Sep 25, 2013

    The Navy has recommended three changes to security procedures following the Washington Navy Yard shooting Sept. 16 in which a Navy contractor killed 12 people at the facility.

  • Showcasing community offerings, activities

    Sep 25, 2013

    In an effort to get the word out about community offerings and activities, the Natick Army Community Service hosted a showcase Sept. 24.

  • Staying safe on social media sites

    Sep 25, 2013

    Since its inception in 2008 Army Contracting Command has used some form of social media. Today, ACC can be found on nearly a dozen sites and several of its subordinate organizations have launched their own social media pages.

  • Council reviews course credits

    Sep 25, 2013

    Members of the American Council on Education's Military Evaluation Program visited Fort Benning Sept. 17-19 for an assessment of 46 courses to provide colleges and universities with guidance for recognizing academic credit for military educational experiences. According to its website, ACE has provided credit recommendations for formal military courses and training since 1945. Richard Edgerly, chief of Staff and Faculty for Directorate of Training and Doctrine, said the emphasis on education from senior leadership from the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the Department of Defense is important.

  • Training challenges addressed during budget cuts

    Sep 25, 2013

    In the midst of automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, keeping the military and civilian contracting workforce trained and up to speed has been a challenge, according to Army Contracting Command training officials.

  • SHARP hotlines installed in barracks

    Sep 25, 2013

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence began its first phase of installing Sexual Assault/Harassment Prevention hotlines in initial entry training barracks last week. On May 31, TRADOC mandated that SHARP hotlines be installed in IET barracks common areas for accessibility and privacy. The 24-hour hotline includes a phone with three designated features that connect to a sexual assault response coordinator, a unit victim advocate and a third line that will eliminate stigma of use such as weather and post information.

  • Fort Benning kicks off annual Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 25, 2013

    There was no shortage of sports and community spirit Sept. 18 when Fort Benning gathered to kick off the annual Combined Federal Campaign at Smith Fitness Center with speakers and a dodgeball tournament. The CFC is a charitable giving program that provides federal employees and service members the opportunity to contribute to thousands of organizations around the U.S. and the world. The Columbus/Fort Benning Regional CFC serves 11 counties in the Chattahoochee Valley.

  • 96th CA BN (A) executes command, staff functions during Operation Mountain Divide training exercise

    Sep 25, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C.--(USASOC News Service, Sept. 24, 2013) The 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) recently conducted a battalion level battle staff and planning exercise demonstrating their capability to organize and deploy in support of a Combined Joint Task Force during the recent Operation Mountain Divide training exercise. The Command & Staff exercised their ability to battle track for their regional Civil Military Support Elements (CMSEs) and test their reach back support mechanism. As part of their exercise, the 96th CA BN (A) also conducted a detailed mission planning in support of a contingency operation involving replicated Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational interaction.

  • USACE Deployment Center Closed as Part of Army-wide Consolidation

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deployment Center is officially closing its doors and ceasing operations. Since May 2005, the UDC has been the first stop for thousands of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Managed by and housed at the Middle East District headquarters in Winchester, Va., thousands of USACE civilians, Soldiers and contractors, along with thousands more from other federal agencies, have spent their first week away from their home stations at the UDC being trained and equipped for their new mission.

  • Cone discusses budget effects, TRADOC's future during town hall

    Sep 25, 2013

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall at Jacob's Theater here Sept. 18 to share information with TRADOC military and civilian personnel.

  • ANSF Learns First Aid at Mehtar Lam

    Sep 25, 2013

    Combat Medics of 5th battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment out of Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Laghman Province, Afghanistan, teach the Afghan National Security Forces in the area the important skill set of Combat Life Saver Skills. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Bart Murphey, Battalion Aid Station NCOIC, HHB 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment. Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y. and Pfc. Kelden Obregon, Combat Medic, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment. Hometown: Miami, Fla. Also available in high definition.

  • Vanguard infantrymen deliver school supplies to Afghan children

    Sep 25, 2013

    Afghan school children share school supplies delivered by U.S. Army infantrymen with 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Sept. 21, 2013, in Logar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor, 4th IBCT, 3rd Inf. Div., Public Affairs)

  • 4/9 Cav: OEF Mission

    Sep 25, 2013

    4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment based out of Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, overall mission during their 2013 deployment. Produced by Sgt. Brittany Armstrong. Includes soundbites from Lt. Col. Robert Smith, commander, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, from Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade uses fantasy football for team-building

    Sep 25, 2013

    First Army Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade uses Fantasy Football to connect with their geographically displaced formations here recently.

  • Just click it

    Sep 25, 2013

    Soldiers are wearing seat belts at a substantially higher rate than the civilian population, according to recent data.

  • US Military Liaison Mission Ends October 3, 1990

    Sep 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - There were never more than fourteen at one time. They were licensed spies who were uniformed members of the United States military but who also held Soviet credentials or passes allowing nearly unrestricted access into and within the Soviet sector of East Germany.

  • 'First in Support' Soldiers get hands on during Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course

    Sep 25, 2013

    Twenty mechanics from throughout the 21st Theater Sustainment Command faced broken and overturned vehicles during a three week course designed to help Soldiers recover damaged, stuck and otherwise immobilized vehicles.

  • Picatinny advances 'computer chip of the future'

    Sep 26, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Sept. 25, 2013) -- As the power and popularity of mobile devices grows, so does the desire for faster data processing without consuming much power.

  • Hispanic Americans are an integral part of nation's fabric

    Sep 26, 2013

    Garrison celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

  • Dual-military, dual-Master Resilience Trainer couple exemplify resilience

    Sep 26, 2013

    Meet the Casons. They're the modern Army Resilient family. They are both sergeants first class stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; they are raising three daughters together; and they are both Army Master Resilience Trainers.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Arifjan, tackles Army's challenges, answers Soldier questions

    Sep 25, 2013

    More than 600 Soldiers attended a recent town hall hosted by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. The senior enlisted adviser discussed his character, competence, commitment platform and answered questions from Soldiers, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 20, 2013.

  • Being 'claim smart' takes preparation

    Sep 30, 2013

    Experts recommend keeping receipts for items over $100

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