Archive: Sep 2013

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  • Yongsan Garrison remembers 9/11

    Sep 17, 2013

    The whole world watched that morning in September; the aftermath of four airliners that were hijacked by terrorists to use as weapons. Two of them struck World Trade Centre towers, one hit the Pentagon and the other was brought down in a field in Pennsylvania by the courageous passengers onboard.

  • CFC turns bad weather into good results

    Oct 7, 2013

    The Combined Federal Campaign was poised to kick-off this year with a 5K run, that was unfortunately cancelled due to weather here, Aug 14.

  • 210th Fires Bde. taking steps to improve unit climate

    Sep 18, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Fires Brigade command sergeant major, held a censor session for the females Soldiers of the brigade to discuss sexual harassment, sexual assault, equal opportunity, and any other topics or issues they might want to discuss at the Memorial Chapel on Camp Casey Sept. 16. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and Third Republic of Korea Army test compatibility of communic

    Sep 17, 2013

    Bravo Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion participated in a joint signal demonstration with the Third Republic of Korea Army in Yongin City, South Korea Sept. 9.

  • 4th CAB's 'Mustangs' save 1,026 People

    Sep 19, 2013

    BOULDER, Colo. -- Heavy rains, low visibility and even complete darkness did not stop air crews from 4th Infantry Division from rescuing more than 1,000 people in Boulder County, Colo., Sept. 14-16. Aviation crews from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., assisted with rescue and recovery operations due to massive flooding, near Boulder, Colo., in support of the Colorado National Guard.

  • Soldiers make songpyeon, deliver smiles

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated the National Korean holiday, Chuseok, by making songpyeon with local volunteers at Geumchun Senior Welfare Center and shared it with the underprivileged elders, Sept. 11.

  • Natick liaison officer receives Order of Saint Maurice

    Sep 18, 2013

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 17, 2013) -- Fred Dupont recently received the Order of Saint Maurice "Legionnaire" award for his outstanding contribution to the Infantry. Dupont served over 30 years as an Infantryman including serving as an airborne Ranger, continues to serve as an Army civilian supporting Soldiers.

  • Shadows provide mission support from sky

    Sep 17, 2013

    On a narrow stretch of road fashioned into a runway at Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Combined Task Force Dragoon, launch unmanned aircraft to safely maintain a view of the battlefield from the sky.

  • Twins Enlist, Improve Quality of Life Together

    Sep 17, 2013

    They were born just three minutes apart in Queens, N.Y., and for nearly every minute since then, the 19-year-old Maldonado twins - Edward and Jacob - have been nearly inseparable. In July they enlisted in the Army together.

  • Eighth Army commander sends Chuseok message

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked the Korean people for their continued support on the eve of Chuseok, Korea's autumn harvest festival.

  • 210th Fires Bde trains Soldiers on SHARP

    Sep 16, 2013

    Camp Casey, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, attended the Sex Signals Production Tour at the Camp Casey Theater Sept. 16. Throughout the show the Soldiers were trained and educated on response and prevention of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender based misconduct. 210th Fire Bde. goal is to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assaults by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. (U.S. Army photoS by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Army STARRS study busting myths on suicide

    Sep 17, 2013

    Although researchers are just beginning to analyze data collected from more than 110,000 Soldiers, they have already busted some myths and discovered patterns related to suicide.

  • Reserve command celebrates diversity through food, music, training

    Sep 16, 2013

    The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command celebrated Diversity Day on Friday, Sept. 13, also called a Multi-Ethnic Observance, as a way of paying homage to a variety of cultures and ethnic groups on a single day.

  • Team cohesion makes mortars fly

    Sep 16, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "Hang it! Fire! Boom!" That is the sound of teamwork and preparation prior to the moment a mortar is safely and successfully fired.

  • Battle of Ia Drang, Garryowen veteran speaks at seminar

    Sep 16, 2013

    In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

  • Delaware Army National Guard conducts aerial gunnery training at Fort A.P. Hill

    Sep 16, 2013

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- Like many active and reserve component Army units A Company 3rd Battalion 238th Aviation, Delaware Army National Guard, has its share of turnover as Soldiers come and go from the unit. Add to that the company's coming deployment and quality training becomes essential for Soldiers new and old.

  • Parking spots honor Families of the Fallen

    Sep 16, 2013

    Families of the Fallen now have designated parking spaces in several parking lots on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • JBM-HH's Col. Sumpter totes 'sportswomanship,' opening pitch strike at First Responders Cup

    Sep 16, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter delivered an on-target ceremonial first pitch and words of remembrance and encouragement to 20 youth softball teams on the heels of the 12th annual First Responders Cup softball tournament held at Arlington's Bancroft Park.

  • Holding ideals in bloodstained hands

    Sep 16, 2013

    After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, an Army chaplain ponders anew the question a professor once asked: How can she be a Christian and be a part of an organization that breaks things on purpose?

  • 'Back to the Grind' weight loss challenge begins

    Sep 16, 2013

    Summer is over and the holidays are just around the corner, so there's no better time than now to take part in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fitness Center's "Back to the Grind Weight Loss Contest."

  • Dozens of doggie dippers take end-of-season plunge

    Sep 16, 2013

    Before the plugs were pulled on the Fort Myer Officers Club swimming pools Sept. 7, a whole gang of pooches, kids and masters shared a late summer morning dip.

  • Sept. 9, 2013 -- MICC commanding general remarks at the MATF ribbon cutting ceremony

    Sep 16, 2013

  • Installation Unit Ministry Team conducts suicide prevention training at APG

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison Chaplain and Chaplain Assistant conducted Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) training for members of the APG community on Aug. 21 at the Main Post Chapel .

  • Interview: AMRDEC Technical Director Eric Edwards

    Sep 16, 2013

  • First Army officer from operations in Iraq, Afghanistan to receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 18, 2013

    Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, 2013, making him the sixth living recipient of the nation's highest military award for valor during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor

    Sep 16, 2013

    Hispanic Heritage Month begins on Sept. 15, the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on Sept. 16 and Chile on Sept. 18. Each year, the U.S. Army takes time to reflect on and celebrate the tremendous contributions of Hispanic Americans to its force and to the nation.

  • A day of remembrance for veterans in, out of uniform

    Nov 30, -0001

    Twelve years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks approximately 100 flag bearers marched onto Watkins Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., in solemn remembrance of those who died that day. Each organization raised their flags during a Massing of the Colors on Patriot Day not only to remember those that perished in the attack but also to pay tribute to all the veterans that have served protecting America.

  • Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center

    Sep 16, 2013

    The U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, known as AMRDEC, is the Army's focal point for providing research, development, and engineering technology and services for aviation and missile platforms across the lifecycle.

  • Troop C rubs elbows with locals to thwart enemies

    Sep 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Pfc. Cory Tinsley, of Sweet Water, Ala., a dismounted member of Troop C, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pulls security during a reconnaissance mission in a village south of Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2013. The purpose of the mission was to encourage communication between the local community and coalition forces in order to thwart enemy operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Kenner to Host Family Volksmarch, Health Fair

    Sep 16, 2013

  • NRMC Chief Nurse wins prestigious fellowship

    Sep 16, 2013

    Col. Rachel Armstrong broke ground for all Army nurses when she was selected in August for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program.

  • America remembers its 27th President

    Sep 19, 2013

    The 27th President of the United States (1909 - 1913) William Howard Taft was honored on his birthday Sunday with an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony.

  • White Falcon Paratroopers sharpen combat skills at ITC

    Sep 16, 2013

    Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, currently part of the Global Response Force, conducted a two-week intensive training cycle designed to reinforce combat skills for the nation's airborne assault-capable, contingency unit.

  • Soldiers rescue more than 2,100 from Colorado floods

    Sep 17, 2013

    Colorado National Guard and active-duty Soldiers have rescued more than 2,100 people and hundreds of pets displaced by flooding in Colorado.

  • Maryland college students receive OJT at ATEC

    Sep 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Not many college students get up close and personal with a military headquarters like the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. This summer, however, ATEC hired eight currently-enrolled college students to work full time across its headquarters and a collocated subordinate activity.

  • MICC analyst bound for leadership program

    Sep 16, 2013

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contract Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been selected recently for the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program.

  • History of the USACE Deployment Center

    Sep 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' response to Sept. 11, 2001, began on Day One. Only a few hours after the terrorists struck, engineers from Headquarters went to the Pentagon to assess the damage, and personnel from North Atlantic Division and New York District made their way to the World Trade Center to assist rescue efforts and begin planning the ensuing support operations.

  • Barrier removal improves fishing, habitat at Fort McCoy

    Sep 16, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fishing at Fort McCoy will be improved as the result of a collaborative fish habitat restoration project between the installation and state and federal agencies. John Noble, Fort McCoy fisheries biologist, said Fort McCoy is completing a fish barrier removal and stream habitat improvement project with the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The project includes the removal of dams or barriers along Tarr Creek at WAC Pond and culvert structures near the Wisconsin Military Academy (WMA). Concrete wires along Ash Run also will be removed as part of the project.

  • Historic Fort McCoy Stone Gates undergoing renovation

    Sep 16, 2013

    FORT McCOY, WIS. -- The historic Stone Gates on Fort McCoy's South Post off of State Highway 16, originally built in 1941, are being renovated to bring the structures back to their original appearance. The gates were determined eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1996 for their historical significance as one of Fort McCoy's only remaining Works Project Administration (WPA)-era structures.

  • ANA completes radio broadcast training to lead communication efforts

    Sep 16, 2013

    Over the past 12 years, since the U.S. forces' arrival in Afghanistan, the country's media capabilities have significantly grown. Radio is second only to word of mouth for communicating with the Afghan citizens in rural areas and the Afghan National Army has stepped up to embrace this form of communication.

  • Ready and Resilient

    Sep 17, 2013

    Suicide prevention requires early identification of risk factors

  • An ounce goes a long way

    Sep 17, 2013

    September is National Cholesterol Education Month

  • Oktoberfest celebrates 180 years of tradition

    Sep 20, 2013

    The Gemuetlichkeit returns to Munich

  • 801st BSB supports the fight through logistical support

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Spc. Ligia E. Morales and Spc. Chongcilyn N. Langu, automated supply specialists assigned to the Supply Support Activity platoon, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 ABN DIV, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attach a sling-load of lumber to an Mi-8 helicopter, Sept. 3 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • 801st BSB supports the fight through logistical support

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Spc. Ligia E. Morales and Spc. Chongcilyn N. Langu, automated supply specialists assigned to the Supply Support Activity platoon, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 ABN DIV, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attach a sling-load of lumber to an Mi-8 helicopter, Sept. 3 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • 801st BSB supports the fight through logistical support

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Spc. Ligia E. Morales and Spc. Chongcilyn N. Langu, automated supply specialists assigned to the Supply Support Activity platoon, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101 ABN DIV, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attach a sling-load of lumber to an Mi-8 helicopter, Sept. 3 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Pickler presented de Fleury award for service to Engineer Regiment

    Sep 16, 2013

    Ken Pickler, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District transportation operations officer, was recently presented the Bronze Order of the de Fleury award Aug. 30 for nearly 42 years of service to the engineer regiment by Col. Bryan S. Green, district commander, on behalf of Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick.

  • Eighth Army honors Pusan Perimeter defenders

    Sep 17, 2013

    Eighth Army honored the Soldiers who defended the Pusan Perimeter during the 63rd anniversary of the Nakdong River Battle, during a ceremony Sept. 13, 2013, at Waegwan, South Korea.

  • Atlanta runs in honor of 9/11

    Sep 20, 2013

    An estimated 70 people took part in a 5K race through Atlanta's Historic Oakland Cemetery, Sept. 14, in honor of Patriot Day.

  • Korean Demilitarized Zone

    Sep 16, 2013

    More than 65 Shinpyung High School students gather with members of the Camp Humphreys military community for a group photo while taking part in a day-long tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, as part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program, tour participants visited Camp Bonifas, Infiltration Tunnel #3 and the Joint Security Area, Sept 6.

  • Humphreys Rugby Tournament

    Sep 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - USAG Humphreys hosted Rugby Tornament on Sep. 7, at Independence Park. 6 Rugby teams from Camp Humphreys, Seoul, Daegu, Jeonam, Cheonan, and Osan participated the tornament. Final winner of the tornament was Seoul Survivors.

  • Humphreys hosts 'Army in Korea Reverse Triathlon'

    Sep 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Although it was early, the Humphreys aquatics park, dubbed "Splish & Splash," was crowded with competitors and spectators for the Army in Korea Reverse Triathlon hosted here, Sept. 7. According to Lonnie Herring, Area III sports director and the event organizer, a reverse triathlon format requires athletes to complete three courses: running, cycling and swimming.

  • Troop C rubs elbows with locals to thwart enemies

    Sep 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Pfc. Russell Lombard, of Albuquerque, N.M., an assistant gunner with Troop C, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pulls security during a reconnaissance mission in a village south of Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2013. The purpose of the mission was to encourage communication between the local community and coalition forces in order to thwart enemy operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Troop C rubs elbows with locals to thwart enemies

    Sep 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drake Rivas, of San Antonio, Texas, a section sergeant with Troop C, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, bumps fists with a local Afghan boy during a reconnaissance mission in a village south of Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2013. The purpose of the mission was to encourage communication between the local community and coalition forces in order to thwart enemy operations. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Citizen-Soldier is money in the bank

    Sep 16, 2013

    Kevin McCreadie, president and CEO of PNC Capital Advisors, says he wishes he had more employees like Col. Martin Schulz, commander 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, an Army Reserve command headquartered at Fort Totten, N.Y.

  • Service members renew commitment on Mighty Mo

    Sep 13, 2013

    In a united act of patriotism a group of young service members renewed their commitment to the United States military under the towering turrets of the Mighty Mo in Pearl Harbor, Wednesday.

  • 338th MI Battalion trains on Camp Bullis

    Sep 13, 2013

    Reserve Soldiers of the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion wrapped up two weeks of intensive training at the Intelligence and Security Command Detention Training Facility on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis.

  • Army's newest GO has passion to lead, serve nation

    Nov 30, -0001

    During his initial service obligation as a young lieutenant, Bill Gayler received two important pieces of advice that changed his life's path and paved the way to the achievement he celebrated Sept. 3.

  • Albuquerque District Completes New Dormitory at Cannon Air Force Base

    Sep 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District joined the Air Force's 27th Special Operations Wing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 6, 2013, for the newest dormitory built by the Corps at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.

  • 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conducts historic flight format

    Sep 13, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WASH. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 13, 2013) -- Aircraft from 4th Battalion, 160th SOAR (A) participated in a historic flyover with a B-25 Mitchell Bomber to celebrate the history and advancements in Army Aviation. The historic flight formation, which began near Everett, Wash., included an MH-60M Blackhawk and MH-47G Chinook from 4th Bn., and a B-25 Bomber; the same type of aircraft used by the Doolittle Raiders when they were called upon in the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor bombing in World War II.

  • Service members stop to remember 9/11 while deployed

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Phillip Redden, of Birmingham, Ala., chaplain with 4th Squadron, 9th Cavlary Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, speaks at the 9/11 Remembrance Service at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2013. The service began at 5:16 p.m. local time, 8:46 a.m. EDT, in remembrance of the time the first airplane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

  • Era ends in Heidelberg as U.S. Army Europe transforms

    Sep 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe closed its garrison and former headquarters last week in Heidelberg, Germany, and the U.S. Army Europe commander said two more major garrisons will close during his command's transformation to a smaller and more agile force.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan takes reigns at San Antonio Military Health System

    Sep 13, 2013

    To meet the changing needs of military medicine in today's environment, and particularly with the budget constraints our federal government faces today, Army and Air Force healthcare systems, to include the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and other clinics, began to integrate two years ago under the organization known as the San Antonio Military Health System.

  • Promotion Ceremony

    Sep 19, 2013

  • Digital town hall to offer direct communication links

    Sep 13, 2013

    Army Hawaii's Soldiers and families are invited to participate in the upcoming Facebook Town Hall, 1-2:30 p.m., Sept. 11, to get answers for community-wide concerns.

  • Corps of Engineers, partners build islands in Mississippi River

    Sep 13, 2013

    LANSING, Iowa -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and its federal, state and local partners are in the process of building islands within the Mississippi RIver near Lansing, Iowa.

  • Jeffrey Cruz Receives NOMAR Award

    Sep 13, 2013

    Jeffrey Cruz, chief of the Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Analysis and Reporting Division at Joint Munitions Command, recently was honored with the 2013 Military and Civilian Meritorious Service Award for the U. S. Army by the Department of Defense and the National Organization for Mexican American Rights, Inc.

  • SWCS Wins DA Safety Award

    Sep 13, 2013

    The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, the U.S. Army's Special Operations Center of Excellence, strives to maintain high standards on a daily basis.

  • Contracting members honor 9/11 victims

    Sep 17, 2013

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade and Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sam Houston took part in the first San Antonio 110 9/11 Memorial Climb to the top of the Tower of the Americas Sept. 11 in San Antonio.

  • New York Army National Guard Counterdrug aviation unit helps local law enforcement stop drugs

    Sep 13, 2013

    UH-72 Lakota helicopters flown by the New York Army National Guard are assisting local law enforcement agencies in locating illegal marijuana plants as the harvest season continues. Story by Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Catharine Schmidt, New York Counterdrug Task Force Public Affairs

  • Corps celebrates birthday with run

    Sep 13, 2013

    With clear, blue skies and a beautiful sunrise across the airborne horizon, the XVIII Airborne Corps celebrated its 69th birthday with a corps-wide run on Fort Bragg, Sept. 6.

  • Army: Suicide prevention help available 24/7

    Sep 17, 2013

    Suicide prevention help is available 24 hours a day and that message was emphasized at the Army's Suicide Prevention Program health fair at the Pentagon.

  • Introducing Wesley D. (Wes) Potter, Deputy to the Garrison Commander

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Wainwright's deputy to the garrison commander, Wesley D. Potter, started in his position earlier this summer at Fort Wainwright, bringing with him a list of connections and experience to the installation's missions, both military and civilian.

  • Winterizing your vehicle; things to know before the snow

    Sep 13, 2013

    It's time to give that vehicle the attention it deserves before the temperatures drop and the roads get icy.

  • Ambassador or bad apple? Perception overrules reality when it comes to media

    Sep 13, 2013

    We're all in the public eye -- from Soldiers to civilian employees, family members and retirees -- each and every one of us can and should act as ambassadors for the Army every day.

  • Battalion conducts team leader training

    Sep 16, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., (Aug. 22, 2013) -- Team leaders assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took part in administrative classes, an obstacle course and leadership classes given by past and present Rakkasans. The three-day course was designed to provide both veteran and new team leaders of 1-187 techniques and procedures to best lead, counsel and mentor their Soldiers. "This three day course had a lot of great information for me to learn," said Pfc. Thomas Zajicek, a mortarman assigned to Company A, 1-187. "I learned many ways to help my Soldiers with any issue."

  • NYC Veterans Day Parade is America's Parade

    Sep 16, 2013

  • New Youth Center opens in Vicenza

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Vicenza Military Community recently cut the ribbon on a $4.9 million dollar Youth Center. The center was built due to the recent population spike in the community.

  • Healthy dose of preventive care may be best medicine

    Sep 17, 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, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Belvoir posts waterfowl hunting rules

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir and the U.S. Army Installation Management Command have approved the regulations governing the 2013-14 waterfowl hunting season on post. All hunting activities on Fort Belvoir are authorized and controlled by the garrison commander in compliance with applicable Federal, Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County and Fort Belvoir laws and regulations. Hunters are reminded that failure to strictly adhere to these rules may result in the revocation of hunting privileges on Fort Belvoir and/or criminal prosecution.

  • Hunters urged to review, heed rules for new season

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir and the U.S. Army Installation Management Command have approved the regulations governing the 2013-14 hunting season on post. All hunting activities on Fort Belvoir are authorized and controlled by the garrison commander in compliance with applicable Federal, Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County and Fort Belvoir laws and regulations. Hunters are reminded that failure to strictly adhere to these rules may result in the revocation of hunting privileges on Fort Belvoir and/or criminal prosecution.

  • Suicide Prevention Month: Training helps struggling community members, people who care about them

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Belvoir is hosting a series of classes at Barden Education Center this month in observance of Suicide Prevention Month. The suicide prevention training classes will be Sept. 18, 19 and 25, according to Milagros Frank, Directorate of Human Resources Suicide Prevention, specialist. Sessions, sponsored by Fort Belvoir's Suicide Prevention Program, will be presented throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The classes are open to everyone, not just servicemembers or Department of Defense civilians.

  • Preparedness Month fosters disaster planning

    Sep 13, 2013

    Families should have an emergency response plan in place and have all of the necessities they need to deal with unexpected disaster, according to Fort Belvoir's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. National Preparedness Month is observed every September and is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is designed to remind U.S. citizens to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. A lot of people do not even think about preparing for an emergency until it happens, according to Paul Alquisa, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security contingency planner.

  • Belvoir FRG builds support system for military Families

    Sep 13, 2013

    Fort Belvoir's Family Readiness Group continues to help military Families on and around the post receive important information and get to know each other. Now, the FRG is looking for some help. Volunteers are needed to help teach readiness classes for the Army Community Service's FRG, according to Carol Janer, FRG program manager. The group will sponsor a roundtable at the ACS building on Sept. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to talk about volunteerism.

  • Army Medicine launches Performance Triad Pilot Program

    Sep 13, 2013

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 13, 2013) -- This week, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) officially launched the pilot program for Army Medicine's Performance Triad of activity, nutrition and sleep. "Army Medicine recognizes the integral role that activity, nutrition, and sleep play in optimal personal and unit performance, resilience and readiness. We believe a culture change in how we focus on these areas is critical to maintaining a healthy and ready force," said the Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the MEDCOM, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • The night watchmen: Fort Belvoir Police Department's middle shift keeps community safe after hours

    Sep 13, 2013

    At 5:30 p.m., the Fort Belvoir Police Department's night shift gathers for roll call before heading out on the road. Their plan for the next 12 hours is to protect the community by being very visible to everyone on post. Known as the "middle shift" within the police department, this mix of civilian police officers and Military Police aims to build a reputation for being constantly available, through a user-friendly policing style involving more walking patrols and interaction at the gates.

  • First lady visits Fort Belvoir

    Nov 8, 2013

    Military children received a surprise visit from first lady Michelle Obama during craft time at the Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center yesterday. During her visit, Mrs. Obama helped the children create patriotic crafts for wounded warriors, along with actor and musician Gary Sinise, who toured Fort Belvoir before performing with the Lt. Dan Band in the Invincible Spirit Festival later that evening.

  • U.S. Army Europe civilian receives award for personnel management

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. recognized one of USAREUR's outstanding civilian employees here with the John J. Dinnien Civilian Award for Excellence, Sept. 13, 2013.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge: a chance to earn the coveted award

    Sep 13, 2013

    In the dead of a pitch black night, a Soldier's face is inches from a map illuminated only by the red glow from his head lamp. The rain pours from the starless sky and makes his task that much more difficult.

  • 'Buzz' Kill

    Sep 23, 2013

    My friends and I were pumped for the upcoming bow-hunting season. For the past 11 years, Mike, Scott and I faithfully got together to hunt on a 600-plus-acre farm we signed a lease to use. For us, the property is sort of a retreat from the everyday grind because it's very secluded and has few amenities. Therefore, the wife and kids have no desire to go. This particular trip was unique, with many factors that nearly culminated in a tragic outcome

  • Soldiers Update: Dr. Westphal Visits Fort Stewart

    Sep 13, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph Westphal briefed the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., community, and paid tribute to fallen Soldiers, Sept. 5, 2013.

  • Tobyhanna's radar test capability crosses seas, Australian forces train and reset

    Sep 13, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force, ADF, communications-electronics technicians spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • Patriot Day at Knox - Pentagon firefighters tell story about truck

    Sep 13, 2013

    Three firefighters who were on duty at the Pentagon fire station on that fateful 9/11 visited Fort Knox this week for a special reason. They wanted to see the truck -- their truck -- that was badly damated in the Pentagon attack. Recently, the truck was been cleaned and somewhat refurbished in order to join a museum display that is planned for the General George S. Patton Museum of Leadership on Fort Knox.

  • Dandolo MOUT facility opens at Maniago, Italy

    Sep 13, 2013

    U.S. and Italian military officials gathered at Maniago, Italy, Sept. 4 to officially mark the opening of a newly completed Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain facility. Known as the Dandolo site, the facility resembles a small village or living compound, and is located in close proximity to important joint training areas presently used by both Italian and U.S. forces. The quality of training infrastructure in the Veneto Region has significantly enhanced the ability of the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) to conduct its home station training in Italy.

  • Patriot Day at Knox

    Sep 13, 2013

    Sept. 11 marked the 12th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on the United States. The day was also about reflection and honoring the nation's first responders.

  • Fitness initiative to get rigorous check-ups

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Army will be closely monitoring its Performance Triad program to ensure it is delivering on the promise of better performance through improved sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Franconian News for Sept. 9 through 13, 2013

    Sep 13, 2013

    News stories in the Franconian News, the news source for U.S. Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, for Sept. 9 through 13, 2013, include a run/walk to raise suicide prevention awareness at USAG Ansbach, a preview of the USAG Bamberg-hosted Stadt Bamberg Fall Fest and eight tips and tricks during the difficult transition of PCSing from a USAG Schweinfurt Army spouse.

  • Burke assumes command of 401st AFSB in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2013

    Col. Edward Burke assumed command of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade from Col. Mark Paget in a ceremony presided over by Brig. Gen. Duane Gamble, Sept. 9 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Best JAGuars: Paralegal Soldiers 'dig deep, gut it out' in competition to earn privileges

    Sep 13, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- While most of the installation was preparing for the Labor Day weekend Aug. 30, Juliet Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, decided to twist the traditional agenda with a fitness event dubbed the Best JAGuar Competition.

  • Bamberg youth wins big in AAFES Facebook contest

    Sep 13, 2013

    Bamberg Elementary School kindergarten student Paris Stupar has been named the first prize winner of the age 5 to 8 category in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Cutest Kiddo (Coloring) Contest.

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