Archive: Jan 2014

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  • Maintainers change command, responsibility

    Jan 30, 2014

    Lt. Col. Nathan Swartz, outgoing commander for 703th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosier, the outgoing command sergeant major for 703rd BSB, transferred command and responsibility to Lt. Col. Brandon Klink and Command Sgt. Maj. Juan Abreu, Jan. 24, on Cottrell Field.

  • Army's solid-state Laser testbed undergoes trials

    Jan 30, 2014

    Army tests solid-state laser

  • Vanguard volunteers recognized for outstanding service

    Jan 30, 2014

    Exceptional volunteers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were recognized for their service during the brigade's deployment at a Vanguard volunteer recognition ceremony, Jan. 22., on the 4th IBCT Compound at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Guam Governor and Adjutant General visit Soldiers in Transition

    Jan 30, 2014

    Guamanian Soldiers in Transition get a visit from distinguished visitors.

  • Army Contract Specialist Finds hope and strength while battling combat injuries

    Jan 30, 2014

    Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Contract Specialist Mitch Chapman, an Illinois National Guard Veteran, suffers from mental and physical afflictions directly related to an IED ambush on a vehicle he was driving on a road outside Kandahar, Afghanistan in October 2008. Five years after that IED attack, Chapman received his bachelor's degree, earned a promotion and welcomed a son into his young family.

  • 3rd ID marches in Liberty County MLK Parade

    Jan 30, 2014

    Major General John M. Murray and Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, the 3rd Infantry Division command team, along with a detail of soldiers from 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Inf. Div., as well as members of the 3rd Inf. Div. Band, represented the division at the Liberty County Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, held in Hinesville, Ga., Jan. 20, 2014.

  • Event recognizes CFC givers

    Jan 30, 2014

    Federal employees and service members from around the Midlands gathered last week at the Officers' Club to recognize the contributions to the region's Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Actor Joshua Bitton thanks 3rd ID soldiers

    Jan 30, 2014

    The 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held a ball, Jan. 17, in Savannah, to celebrate their success during their most recent deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Two from ACC-RI graduate from Naval Postgraduate School

    Jan 30, 2014

    Two Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees received their Master of Science degree in program management diplomas from the Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy Jan. 23.

  • 4th Brigade represents 3rd ID at 24th Annual Glennville MLK Parade

    Jan 30, 2014

    A large detail of soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, along with members of the 3rd Inf. Div. Band, represented the division at the 24th Annual Glennville Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, Jan. 18, in Glennville.

  • AMC commander: Natick 'critical' to Army, nation

    Jan 31, 2014

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., to learn more about what is done on the installation to support America's warfighters.

  • Testing

    Jan 30, 2014

  • Upcoming military culinary competition to be scaled back but more robust

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- The Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event has built a reputation for good food, good training and a healthy dose of competitiveness among its participants.

  • Casualty Assistance Center provides support for grieving Families

    Jan 30, 2014

    It's a question that no military Family member ever wants to consider -- what happens when a Soldier dies? The focus of the Fort Carson Casualty Assistance Center is to guide Family members through the unthinkable.

  • Ordnance School commander earns first star

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- Fort Lee's newest general celebrated his promotion with family, friends and fellow Soldiers during a ceremony Friday in the high bay of Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Soldiers learn to train sponsors

    Jan 30, 2014

    Fort Carson's ACS conducted a sponsorship train-the-trainer course Jan. 21-22 to ensure that incoming Soldiers will have a valuable link for information on their new duty station.

  • Snow Day -- Fort Jackson shuts down in wake of Southern storm

    Jan 30, 2014

    Fort Jackson shuts down after winter storm hits South Carolina.

  • The Defense Information Systems Agency hosted a Financial Wellness Expo: "Exercises to Shape up You

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Defense Information Systems Agency hosted a Financial Wellness Expo on Jan. 16.

  • Denver school honors World War II hero Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware

    Jan 30, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and former Chief of Information, was honored with a plaque dedication at his alma mater, Denver's South High School.

  • Miss America 2014 Visits Fort Meade USO

    Jan 30, 2014

    Despite a morning of frigid temperatures, Miss America 2014 took time out of her busy schedule to chat with service members at Fort Meade's USO-Metro on Jan. 22.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers jump 70 years into Army history

    Jan 30, 2014

    A few Fort Sill Soldiers joined others to parachute from a vintage World War II aircraft at a jump school in Frederick, Okla.

  • Currahees on the gridiron for the first annual Turkey Bowl

    Nov 30, -0001

    Non-commissioned officers and officers from 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, restarted a storied Army tradition with a clash on the gridiron in the first annual Turkey Bowl, Nov. 21, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • 214th Fires Brigade honors its selfless servers

    Jan 30, 2014

    The 214th Fires Brigade held its semi-annual volunteer recognition ceremony Jan. 21, 2014, at the Fort Sill Conference Center. The event honored Soldiers and civilians who gave their personal time in the service of their neighbors, brigade and community.

  • Fort Sill MWR menus go healthy

    Jan 30, 2014

    Fort Sill's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's four food facilities are the pilot sites for adding healthy choices to the menus. Customers will see the changes in these restaurants in a couple months.

  • BAMC teams with regional medical centers to save man's life

    Jan 31, 2014

    A specialized medical team from Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, teamed up with area hospitals recently in an overnight race to to save a man's life.

  • Senior spouses gain resilience awareness

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Ready and Resilient Senior Spouse Orientation Terrain Walk took 10 Army wives through the daylong event where they heard from garrison directors and agency and health care representatives.

  • Energy Conservation Cup Saves Big Bucks

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Commander's Energy Conservation Cup has rolled into its second six-month period and the first six months proved very successful reducing energy consumption by $72,000 installation wide.

  • Fort Sill educating children on outdoors

    Jan 30, 2014

    Traci Barsuglia, Fort Sill supervisory recreation specialist, recently conducted a survey of kindergarten through fifth grade teachers in local school districts to find out how many teach environmental education to students. The research was part of the Fires Center of Excellence's Healthy Base Initiative, and her master's degree research in parks and recreation.

  • Balancing Act: Local teens make time to give back

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Senior year of high school can be a very challenging time for teenagers. Whether they are getting ready to head off to college or preparing to enter the workforce, it can be difficult to balance school work, social obligations and family time. Three local youths recently were recognized for their ability to excel academically, participate in extracurricular activities, and still make the time to support their local and Fort Drum communities.

  • Sustainment Task Force 16 readies MK Air Base for new mission

    Nov 30, -0001

    Elements of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade along with several other organizations are ensuring operations at the newly activated Passenger Transit Center at MK Air Base run smoothly and as expected.

  • Fort Drum, North Country residents raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sending a message of sympathy and solidarity to friends and family members affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Filipino-Americans from Fort Drum and surrounding communities presented a $1,800 check Thursday to the Fort Drum chapter of the American Red Cross.

  • Fort Drum community recognizes outstanding Civilian Employees

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Thursday to recognize outstanding Civilian Employees from across the installation during a luncheon at the Commons. Post leaders acknowledged 22 employees who were nominated for Civilian of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014, before naming the Fort Drum Civilian of the Year for 2013.

  • Henderson Hall-HQ Marines help veterans at local VA medical facility

    Jan 30, 2014

    A dozen Marines and Sailors from Headquarters Marine Corps, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Henderson Hall volunteered their time to assist veterans at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Administration Medical Center Jan. 25.

  • 2-4 Infantry Soldiers continue to advise, assist Afghan forces

    Jan 30, 2014

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), have spent the past three months in Parwan Province coaching their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts, ensuring accurate reporting after major operations and building relationships that are vital for future operations.

  • Music means history at Old Post Chapel

    Jan 30, 2014

    Randall Sheets' fingers glided effortlessly across the keys of the organ at Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and the beginning of a smile tugged at his lips as he brought one of the most used musical instruments in the country to life Jan. 28.

  • Banded together: Father, son achieve U.S. Army Band rarity

    Jan 31, 2014

    A father-son duo, with The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will be making modern-day history by being the first father-son team in the band since World War II.

  • Army piloting teen resilience program to strengthen Army families

    Jan 31, 2014

    In an effort to further strengthen the Army family, the Army is extending resilience training to teenagers.

  • Don't Outguess Yourself

    Jan 30, 2014

    When markets are volatile, many long-term investors -- those saving in the TSP, 401Ks and IRAs -- are sometimes tempted to "time the market." What does that mean? To sell before markets drop, and re-enter (buy back in) before markets recover. The question these people ask themselves is: What's the best day to sell, and what's the best day to buy back in?" Some historical examples show us that this is a bad habit.

  • Total Army Force support reflected in NY NG training exercise

    Jan 30, 2014

    "You never know when or where the next fight is going to be," said Col. Phillip Pugliese, 42nd Infantry Division chief of staff. It is our job as Soldiers to maintain readiness and be in the availability pool when the time comes. That is why we all raised our right hand, so we could defend our nation when it needs us." The 42nd ID, a National Guard unit headquartered in New York, recently completed the first of two command post exercises in preparation for their war fighter exercise later this year at the Mission Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Ks. Planning for the CPX began last November with members of First Army Division East's 157th Infantry Brigade providing observer-coach/trainer support.

  • 21st TSC, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz provide KFOR Soldiers with postal training

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz hosted postal training for soldiers from throughout the Army on Panzer Kaserne Jan. 13-30.

  • JBM-HH Weekly Gouge

    Jan 30, 2014

  • S.C. National Guard responds to Winter Storm Leon

    Jan 30, 2014

    As Winter Storm Leon was gearing up to blast the southeastern portion of the United States with snow and ice, members of the South Carolina National Guard at the Joint Operations Center in West Columbia, S.C., kept a watchful eye on weather maps and began preparations to address potential impacts around the state.

  • Multinational Soldiers deal with riots, fire at JMRC

    Jan 30, 2014

    "Get out of here!" Rioters yell as one hurls a Molotov cocktail at multinational Soldiers, bursting into a wave of fire that crashed against riot shields. Chanting and banging their batons on their shields in a rhythm, the wall of Soldiers pushed forward and the eased mob back. That is just one training scenario U.S. and multinational forces encountered during their rotation at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 13-31.

  • Female Soldiers learn reconditioning methods during mentorship program at Camp Zama

    Feb 18, 2014

    Female Soldiers from Camp Zama, Japan, learned how to "get back in the fight" during an open forum in conjunction with the U.S. Army Garrison Japan's female mentorship program held, Jan. 29, 2014.

  • Generals Visit Camp Zama, Japan, Keen Edge 2014 operations

    Jan 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- General Shigeru Iwasaki, chief of staff of the Joint Staff Council of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and Lt. Gen. Masahiro Hidaka, commander of Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces's Central Rediness Force, visited here Jan. 29, to view bilateral command post exercise Keen Edge 2014 operations. During their visit, they held talks with Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), along with watching the bilateral activities. Keen Edge is a recurring combined-joint command post exercise held every two years with U.S. and Japan forces.

  • U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

    Jan 30, 2014

    Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday.

  • Army partnership supports science, technology, engineering, mathematics education

    Jan 30, 2014

    Deputy Commanding General and Deputy Chief of Engineers Maj. Gen. Todd Semonite, was among Army representatives helping support the U.S. Army All-American Bowl VEX Robotics Competition, where hundreds of students competed in San Antonio, in January of this year.

  • Cav unit gets more gear rolling from Texas to California

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With each passing week, trains, planes and automobiles are moving the 1st �"Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division across the country one piece at a time. Recently, 1st BCT Soldiers kicked off the big move for the upcoming rotation to the National Training Center by preparing shipping containers for rail transport.

  • Team Redstone learns what it means to be a Soldier for Life

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Soldier for Life program's southeast director visited Redstone Arsenal Jan. 28 to educate Soldiers on how to remain strong throughout their Army career and beyond. Lt. Col. Steven M. George visited Army Materiel Command headquarters as part of his travels throughout the southeast footprint to advocate and promote the Soldier for Life program.

  • 6th Bn., 37th FA Regt. conducts live-fire qualification training

    Jan 29, 2014

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a live-fire qualification exercise at Rocket Valley near Cheolweon, South Korea Jan. 28, 2014. During the training, Soldiers from B Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System to test their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th FA Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). For more photos of this event visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157640294260316/

  • NTC, Fort Irwin commander receives second star. FORSCOM commander promotes Maj. Gen. Ted Martin

    Jan 29, 2014

    Major Gen. Ted Martin shook hands with Gen. Daniel Allyn after being pinned a second star in front of an audience of family, friends, leadership and Soldiers of this military installation. Allyn, commanding general of United States Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., placed a second star on Martin's uniform.

  • National Blood Donor Month PSA Transcript

    Jan 29, 2014

  • Army launches eight-week SHARP pilot course

    Jan 31, 2014

    The Army launched an eight-week Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response Program Schoolhouse Pilot program at Fort Belvoir, Va., Jan. 27, 2014, to better prepare sexual assault response coordinators, victim advocates and trainers.

  • WAMAC basketball begins, Generals sizzle nets against NSA Bethesda

    Jan 29, 2014

    The men's varsity Washington Area Military Athletic Conference basketball season began the final weekend of January, and after four early season tournament championships, the Fort Myer Generals are delivering additional knockout punches.

  • Rock Island Arsenal celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 29, 2014

    Residents and employees of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., celebrated the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a ceremony in Heritage Hall on the Island, Jan. 23.

  • TUSAB team to remain strong through mass re-enlistment

    Jan 29, 2014

    Fourteen members of The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) re-enlisted during a five-minute ceremony Jan. 28 at Brucker Hall's Pershing Lobby.

  • National Guard troops in Deep South help in wake of fierce winter storm Leon

    Jan 29, 2014

    Several states in the Deep South remained in the grip of icy, snowy winter storm Leon Wednesday, with National Guard Soldiers and Airmen providing relief.

  • About the Libertyville Recruiting Company Future Soldier Welcome Video

    Jan 29, 2014

  • The Dorchester at 71: The Moral Leadership of the Four Chaplains in Context

    Jan 30, 2014

    A historical analysis by the Chaplain Corps historian seeks to examine the events of February 3, 1943 from a broader point of view and explore some of the contextual aspects of the Four Chaplains' heroism. Access the full article via ChapNet: http://bit.ly/1baJIaZ

  • A welcome exchange

    Jan 29, 2014

    Members of the National Ground Intelligence Center are doing their part to strengthen relationships and improve interoperability with partner nations.

  • Ready for primetime

    Jan 29, 2014

    A new TV show uses the U.S. Cyber Command as inspiration, so Hollywood hopefuls might want to consider the Army's newest MOS (35Q).

  • Saturn Arch

    Jan 29, 2014

    An aerial improvised-explosive device neutralizing program, relied upon to keep Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan safe, has been made an enduring program.

  • INSCOM's 2013 Soldier of the Year

    Jan 29, 2014

    Working hard, never settling and always reaching for a higher level are recurring themes for Cpl. Hilary Schultz, of the 470th MI Brigade, INSCOM's 2013 Soldier of the Year.

  • Army realigns field support, positions Soldiers as first line of defense

    Jan 29, 2014

    As the drawdown from Afghanistan continues and military spending decreases, the U.S. Army is embracing a field support concept where Soldiers serve as the first line of defense for troubleshooting of mission command and network capabilities.

  • INSCOM's 2013 NCO of the Year

    Jan 29, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Charles Chicone, of the 902nd MI Group, earned the distinct honor of INSCOM's 2013 NCO of the Year.

  • Metal Mapper work detects munitions posing threat to Cape Cod drinking water

    Jan 31, 2014

    Geophysicists and ordnance experts with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers are using a technology to clear former artillery range at Joint Base Cape Cod, Mass.

  • Program analyst retires

    Jan 29, 2014

    Technical Center employee begins new chapter

  • Valor 24 spotlight and Hot Topic (Livestream) graphics

    Feb 24, 2014

    Valor 24 spotlight and Hot Topic (Livestream) graphics

  • Recruiters Perform 21-Gun Salute at Wreaths Across America

    Jan 31, 2014

    Company commander and recruiters pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price

  • Tobyhanna assistant fire chief to join national rescue team

    Jan 29, 2014

    The assistant fire department chief at Tobyhyanna Army Depot has been selected to join a national search and rescue program. Daryl Gebhardt has been selected to become a member of Pennsylvania Task Force One, one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's 28 national urban search and rescue teams spread throughout the continental United States.

  • 6th-grader wins elementary school spelling bee in Round 9

    Jan 29, 2014

    Their nerves were on edge Jan. 18 when the 14 anxious participants at the Schweinfurt Elementary School quietly took their seats at the school's final spelling bee.

  • New closures, big news items announced at town hall

    Jan 29, 2014

    Garrison leaders hosted a town hall Jan. 21 at the Conn Club to promote upcoming events and to address questions and concerns from the community here.

  • Building something out of nothing

    Nov 30, -0001

    Setting up a tactical operations center under harsh conditions versus using fixed facilities seen in Iraq and Afghanistan is a lesson in getting back to the basics.

  • Detroit Arsenal Exceeds Goal for CFC

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Detroit Arsenal exceeded its monetary contribution target for this year's Combined Federal Campaign raising more than $369,000 to support eligible non-profit organizations that provide services throughout the world.

  • Fort Drum contracting director to retire

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Fort Drum, N.Y., director of contracting culminates 23 years of service in the acquisition workforce this week as he prepares to retire.

  • this is a test

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Local National receives DA Award from 21st TSC CG

    Nov 30, -0001

    Evelyn Meaker, the chief of information systems division for the Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region and a native of Osthofen, Germany, received the William H. Kushnick Award during an awards presentation on Panzer Kaserne Jan. 27.

  • USARAF support airlift operations in S. Sudan

    Feb 3, 2014

  • Bake-off puts spotlight on domestic violence

    Jan 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Bakers and community supporters filled the Army Community Service cafeteria Jan. 23 to bring awareness to domestic violence while demonstrating their culinary skills in a cupcake bake-off. The event, sponsored by the ACS Family Advocacy Program, aimed to alter the mindset of domestic violence victims.

  • Recalling Dr. King: Civil rights leader's words still ring true today, speakers say

    Jan 29, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members were encouraged to take "a day on, not a day off" during the federal holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 20. The civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga., was remembered in speeches and song during a special commemoration at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center Jan. 15.

  • KFOR adds fire-phobia training

    Jan 30, 2014

    At the Hohenfels Training Area, riot control is a staple of NATO's Kosovo Force training, called KFOR, but during KFOR 18, Jan. 16-31, 2014, the Portuguese Fire Phobia Team turned up the intensity with specialized training to familiarize forces with tactics and techniques for reacting to and mitigating the threat of improvised incendiary devices or weapons such as Molotov cocktails.

  • U.S. Forces airlift Rwandans to Central African Republic

    Jan 29, 2014

    Two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operating at the request of the French government and African Union authorities continued airlifting a Rwandan mechanized battalion Jan. 19. The joint operation with personnel from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force is in support of an African Union effort to confront destabilizing forces and violence within Central African Republic. "The African Union has decided to stand up a mission in the Central African Republic to decrease the violence that has been occurring over the last several months," Lt. Col. Allen Pepper, senior officer in Central African Republic, U.S. Army Africa said. "A part of that is getting enough troops on the ground to execute that mission."

  • JMTC tax centers open for e-filing Feb. 3

    Jan 29, 2014

    Now is the time to start collecting W-2s, tax forms

  • DoD Chief Information Officer visits Korea

    Jan 29, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer met with military communication leaders in the Republic of Korea and Japan during a week-long visit to the region. While in Korea, Teri Takai, DoD CIO, met with senior communications officers in United States Forces Korea, Eighth Army and 1st Signal Brigade and Defense Information Systems Agency (Pacific) to assess the progress being made on the build-up of USAG Humphreys from a communications infrastructure perspective.

  • Making contracts - old school and new

    Jan 29, 2014

    Military service members don't always have the luxury of electricity during their deployment, which can sometimes leave them without the use of computers or electronics.

  • Champoux sends message to mark Lunar New Year

    Feb 1, 2014

    The Eighth Army commander sent a message to the Korean people to mark the Lunar New Year.

  • Prepare for the worst - Contracting specialists train for a natural disaster

    Feb 6, 2014

    Whereas Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people, injured 17,000 and closed 30 hospitals, the double earthquake on the New Madrid fault line killed 3,500 people, injured 83,000 and damaged or destroyed 132 hospitals. Thankfully, the earthquakes are fictional, used as the basis of a scenario for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • Digital convoy simulation prepares contracting support specialists for reality

    Jan 29, 2014

    Surrounded by video and sound systems, crews inside a simulated High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle can look out onto a desert or along forested roads. All of their actions, from accelerating to turning and stopping, affect what they see on the 360-degree projection screen, while their vehicle doesn't move an inch.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Michael T. Long

    Jan 29, 2014

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Michael T. Long

  • Learning effective communications

    Jan 28, 2014

    For deployed service members the mission will always come first, while dealing with the media will not be so important.

  • EST 2000 replicates range for OCSJX-14 contracting specialists

    Jan 28, 2014

    There is only one way to keep basic military skills sharp: practice.

  • The 'go to' guy

    Jan 28, 2014

    His attention to detail amazes his supervisors, his calm demeanor energizes his subordinates and his capability to accomplish the mission regardless of the obstacles in the way astounds his peers.

  • The Medical Support Training Center, Saving lives with first aid

    Jan 28, 2014

    Approximately 200,000 adults and children could be saved each year if cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed early enough, but few people get the basic first aid training needed.

  • Mayor's cell hard at work

    Jan 28, 2014

    The mayor's cell plays an important role in the success of any military training exercise. They have to ensure everyone participating has a place to sleep, food to eat and transportation to get to work.

  • Contracting professionals learn to respond to an active shooter

    Jan 28, 2014

    Run, hide, fight. Those are the steps to deal with an active shooter. Run from the assailant first, then hide in a secure area, and as a last resort, fight if your life is in danger.

  • A different kind of survival training

    Jan 28, 2014

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians line up, anxiously awaiting to ride one of the Army's finest attractions. This ride, however, requires helmets, body armor, eye protection and gloves.

  • Meet the units of OCSJX-14

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise, formerly called the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise, has evolved and grown throughout the years, and OCSJX-14 is the largest to date.

  • Dragon Brigade welcomes new senior leader

    Jan 28, 2014

    Soldiers of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade "Dragons" conducted an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the Osan enlisted club Jan. 29 to formally recognize their new senior enlisted advisor.

  • 8th STB troops strengthen bond with Webling students

    Jan 28, 2014

    It's a bond that grows stronger with every single push-up and sit-up they laugh through together, every single Tuesday and Wednesday in the gyms and on the playgrounds of Webling Elementary School; a bond that a group of 8th Special Troops Battalion Soldiers are committed to constantly reenergizing with exercises and smiles each week.

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