Archive: Feb 2014

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  • Preparing for an overhaul

    Feb 27, 2014

    One-by-one vehicles rolled through the gate of the 589th Brigade Support Battalion motor pool, here, en route to the temporary location Jan. 13

  • Rock Island Arsenal honors African American heritage

    Feb 27, 2014

    Rock Island Arsenal honored African American heritage during the Black History Month observance in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 26.

  • Fort Rucker names Hanchey AH-64 hangar after Aviators lost in battle

    Feb 27, 2014

    Flying as the trail aircraft on a reconnaissance mission in 2007 in Iraq, two Army Aviators led their team out of an apparent ambush as they came under a hailstorm of machine-gun fire.

  • Enlisted Medical Corps 127th Birthday Transcript

    Feb 27, 2014

  • Students learn about medical professions

    Feb 27, 2014

    Laughter and smiles filled the room during a medical seminar as 13 middle school students learned about various medical professions on Fort Carson, Feb. 18-20. Capt. Jason Auchincloss, aeromedical physician assistant, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, hosted the children from The Colorado Springs School.

  • NGB KLW Submissions - Supporting documents

    Feb 27, 2014

    NGB KLW Supporting Documents

  • ANAD gets new tool for rescue, fire fighting operations

    Feb 27, 2014

    Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Emergency Services recently replaced their 100-foot, 1991 Pierce Ladder Truck with a new, 105-foot ladder truck.

  • NSSC This Week -- Feb. 28

    Feb 27, 2014

  • Employees work long hours to keep depot running

    Feb 27, 2014

    During the January and February winter weather events, employees of Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Public Works and Directorate of Emergency Services worked to ensure conditions would be safe when employees returned to work.

  • Saving can begin small, with everyday items

    Feb 27, 2014

    It is never too early or too late to save, according to Isaac Chappell, a regional extension agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, during his Feb. 19 appearance on the depot's Morning Show.

  • Proper PPE, situational awareness keys to avoiding accidents at ANAD

    Mar 4, 2014

    The depot's Safety Office experienced numerous changes during 2013 -- beginning with a realignment to the Directorate of Risk Management to the addition of a satellite office in the Nichols Industrial Complex and ending with a move into a new headquarters in the depot's west area. During that time, new programs were implemented, such as Target Zero, to highlight areas needing improvement and make every work area across the installation safer.

  • ANAD Radio shop provides key communication tools

    Feb 27, 2014

    Land Mobile Radios provide an essential communications service to a wide variety of users at Anniston Army Depot. The most familiar users of LMRs are the first responders -- security, the fire department and medical personnel. However, first responders actually make up only a small number of radio users. Radios are used extensively by the Directorate of Public Works, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Anniston Munitions Center, the Directorate of Production, the Directorate of Community and Family Activities and many others.

  • Fort Sill celebrates African American/Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2014

    Retired Air Force Col. Hodge, 82, was the guest speaker for theFort Sill's African American/Black History Month luncheon Feb. 20 at the Patriot Club.

  • 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment End of Tour Award Ceremony

    Feb 28, 2014

    The Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment receive their end of tour awards on February 25, 2014 at Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

  • CASCOM commander returns home, shares personal insights with high school students

    Feb 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, shared his thoughts and personal insights with students at Greensville County High School in Emporia, Va., Feb. 24.

  • 5th AR runners win supporting local cancer charity 5K

    Feb 27, 2014

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 360th Regiment, Task Force Rough Rider, 5th Armored Brigade, participated in the inaugural Race for Care 5K here Feb. 16, with one Soldier finishing with the overall first place trophy.

  • 'Small Steps to a Healthier You' challenges Guard Soldiers and community

    Feb 28, 2014

    Guard Your Health will launch the Small Steps to a Healthier You, also known as Small Steps, on Saturday to help Army National Guard Soldiers and their families create long-term healthy habits by changing their daily routines slightly.

  • Basic Combat trainee follows in grandfather's footsteps

    Feb 27, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Pvt. Ryan Hedges walked across the Basic Combat Training stage and to his surprise in the first row of seats was the man who helped him make the decision to join the Army.

  • SMDC supports AUSA Winter Conference

    Feb 27, 2014

    SMDC supports AUSA Winter Conference

  • Traumatic brain injuries aren't going away soon

    Feb 27, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- March is Traumatic Brain Injury awareness month. TBI continues to be one of the ongoing medical issues of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Progress has been made with regards to diagnosing and treating this condition, often caused by concussions from blast events in the war zones. But recent studies have revealed that the majority of concussions happen in a most unlikely place on the garrison level.

  • Enlisted Medical Corps 127th Birthday

    Nov 30, -0001

    Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock, Command Sergeant Major U.S. Army Medical Command, sends her best wishes to the Army Enlisted Medical Corps as they celebrate 127 years of faithful service to the Army and our Nation on Saturday March 1, 2014

  • Clinic to observe patient safety week

    Feb 27, 2014

  • New York Army National Guard soldiers head to Germany for Annual Training

    Feb 27, 2014

    1156th Engineer Company will work on buildings and training fortifications at NATO training center in Hohenfels, Germany

  • Borden Institute releases 'Skilled and Resolute: A History of the 12th Evacuation Hospital and the 2

    Feb 27, 2014

    Fort Sam Houston, TX, -- Borden Institute has just released SKILLED AND RESOLUTE: A HISTORY OF THE 12th EVACUATION HOSPITAL and the 212th MASH 1917-2006. Tracing the 90-year history of the US Army`s oldest deployable hospital, this book looks at how medicine and the military have changed in these decades. Recognizing the challenges and accomplishments of the men and women of the 12th Evac and 212th MASH, the text pays tribute to each generation of these "skilled and resolute" soldiers as they worked to save the lives of fellow US service members, allies, prisoners, and local civilians, from World War I Europe to recent conflicts in the Near East.

  • NRMC Civilians recognized for their importance to the Army team

    Feb 27, 2014

    The commanding general Northern Regional Medical Command hosted a Civilian Awards Ceremony recognizing 25 civilian employees for their professionalism and dedicated service to the command, the Army and the nation February 26 at Fort Belvoir Wood Theater.

  • The hits just keep on coming!

    Feb 27, 2014

    Just when you thought you had all the safety news you needed this week, we've got some more! Check out the latest safety newsletter from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and put it to work in your safety program.

  • Soldier headed to 3-Gun Nation

    Feb 27, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Sergio Hernandez, of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, is competing Saturday in Clinton, S.C., in the Southeast Regional Championship for 3-Gun Nation. As the name suggests, competitors in 3-Gun contests use a trio of weapons: A modern sporting rifle on an AR-platform, a handgun, and a shotgun at different stages in the event. Competitors engage a variety of targets from different shooting positions.

  • Fort Jackson schools pick teachers of the year

    Feb 27, 2014

    The two Fort Jackson schools have selected their 2014-2015 teachers of the year. Amy Henderson, second grade teacher at Pierce Terrace Elementary School, and Wilhemina McKinney, a sixth grade teacher at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School, were selected for the coming school year's honors.

  • Fort Jackson DCO retires after 41 years of service

    Feb 27, 2014

    Fort Jackson's deputy commander retired last week after 41 years of military service that included time as both an enlisted Soldier and officer.

  • The Soldier's Medal awarded to Airman for heroism

    Feb 27, 2014

  • Snow Patrol: Fort Drum personnel help keep community members safe, warm during winter weather

    Feb 27, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Expect the best, but prepare for the worst. It's a common saying, and one that certainly can be applied to ensuring that the Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians of Fort Drum are ready for any situation they might encounter -- even if that situation is as unpredictable as the weather of a northern New York winter.

  • Commando field artillery unit hosts 1st Lt. Lee R. Hartell Best 13A Competition

    Feb 28, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 30 field artillery lieutenants (13As) assigned to 2nd Bri-gade Combat Team, "Commando," competed in the inaugural 1st Lt. Lee R. Hartell Best 13A competition Feb. 19-20 on Fort Drum.

  • Townsend: 'Set to finish job we started'

    Feb 27, 2014

    Three weeks ago, we began our newest "Climb to Glory" in Afghanistan. The 10th Mountain Division (LI) headquarters is now fully deployed and has conducted a successful transition of authority with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is a truly professional organization with great leaders and Soldiers who set the conditions for a smooth transition of authority.

  • Leaders make '100% Contact' AER kickoff focus

    Feb 28, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum military and civilian leaders met on post Tuesday to launch the annual Army Emergency Relief campaign and another year of Soldiers taking care of their own. This year's theme was "100% Contact" -- a mandate from top commanders on post that Soldiers of all ranks are made aware of not only the AER fundraising campaign but also of the assistance available throughout the year.

  • 2 CR Soldier reenlists while recuperating from war injury

    Feb 27, 2014

    In the aftermath of being downed by a gunshot wound during a firefight in Afghanistan, several thoughts came to the mind of Staff Sgt. Tyronne Jones -- among them was reenlistment. Sadly, the date and location were not the only things that changed that day.

  • UFC athlete brings the fight to the 18th MP Brigade

    Nov 30, -0001

    A former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight spent time training with 18th Military Police Brigade Soldiers at the Sembach Fitness Center Feb. 21.

  • CSA talks Army with panel in Korea

    Feb 28, 2014

    During his visit to Korea, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno took time out to do a video panel discussion with an Army captain and sergeant from Eighth Army and a Department of the Army civilian from 1st Signal Brigade.

  • Laboy promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2

    Feb 27, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade hosted a promotion ceremony Feb. 21 at R&R Bar and Grill to honor Warrant Officer Moises Laboy, Human Resources Technician, S-1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

  • Odierno visits 4-6 ARS

    Feb 28, 2014

    After patiently waiting, the squadron was called to attention. The Soldiers then roared their unit motto, "Fighting Six" as the 38th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, entered the hangar during part of his visit to the Korean Peninsula, Feb. 24, 2014, at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

  • 304th ESB provides support for Eighth Army during Key Resolve 2014

    Feb 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the 1st Signal Brigade traveled from Camp Humphreys to Camp Walker last week to provide signal support for Eighth Army during the 2014 Key Resolve training exercise.

  • 229th MI Battalion Soldiers honor fallen comrade at Presidio of Monterey memorial ceremony

    Feb 27, 2014

    Friends and fellow Soldiers from the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion stationed at the Presidio of Monterey gathered to remember Spc. Jordan C. Selfe at a memorial ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey, Feb. 24, 2014.

  • SMA: Army remains strong despite 'daunting fiscal challenges'

    Mar 2, 2014

    Despite "daunting fiscal challenges and strategic uncertainty," the Army will continue to be the best in the world, the service's top enlisted advisor told members of Congress.

  • Arrowhead MPs exhibit resolve during pepper spray training

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pepper spray shows up on television and in the news quite often. There is a good reason for that. It hurts. It really hurts.

  • Media Advisory - Pentagon Hall of Heroes and White House Ceremonies (Spanish Version)

    Feb 26, 2014

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  • Army Emergency Relief Fundraising Begin

    Feb 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With the stroke of a pen, the annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is officially under way at Redstone.

  • Media Advisory - Pentagon Hall of Heroes and White House Ceremonies

    Feb 26, 2014

    NOT FOR USE ON NEWS SITES

  • AMC Small Business Represents Big Business

    Feb 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command has presented small business forums in the past. But last week's event was its first since arriving at Redstone in 2011.

  • MCAHC hosts WTU tour by JBLE Commander

    Feb 26, 2014

    Col. John J. Allen Jr 633rd Air Base Wing Commander visits WTU at Fort Eustis.

  • Family of Fallen Soldier Appreciates Community's Support

    Feb 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Spc. Andrew Chris was already a hero when he deployed to Iraq. With a three-month deployment to Afghanistan, the courage and fortitude to train as a Ranger, and a family who admired and supported his career choice, 25-year-old Andrew had more than proven that he was worthy to wear the Soldier's uniform.

  • ASC personnel learn CPR, AED operation

    Feb 26, 2014

    A combination of 16 U.S. Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and civilians learned some potentially lifesaving skills at the Fire Department at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 25.

  • ESC, TSC partner to support Key Resolve

    Feb 26, 2014

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command is hosting the 593rd Sustainment Command's (Expeditionary) Early Entry Command Post, Feb. 19 - March 6, which deployed from the unit's home station of Joint Base Lewis-McChord to Fort Shafter to participate in one of the Pacific theater's major combined annual exercises.

  • 402nd FA receives ASBP 2013 US blood donation award

    Feb 26, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas - The 402nd Field Artillery Brigade was recognized by the Armed Services Blood Program here recently for donating more than 95 units of blood during 2013.

  • Army scientists inspire young students

    Feb 27, 2014

    BEL AIR, Md. -- A team of Army scientists and engineers descended on Southampton Middle School Feb. 20 with a mission to ensure future Soldiers have the best technology available.

  • Stryker demonstrates potential for increased lethality

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Ranger to receive Silver Star

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Fort Benning offers civilian education opportunities

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Policy focuses on misuse of prescription medication

    Feb 26, 2014

  • General shares rewards, challenges of leadership

    Feb 26, 2014

  • ARDEC, PEO Ammunition employees team on Lean Six Sigma projects, certifications

    Feb 26, 2014

    On Jan. 23, four Picatinny employees received their Lean Six Sigma Black Belts and 24 received Green Belts for their work on 13 projects that generated a return investment of more than $23 million for the U.S. Army.

  • Sexual assault victims have 2 reporting options

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Army Names Next CECOM Commander

    Feb 26, 2014

    Brigadier General Bruce T. Crawford, Director, J-6, Cyber/C4, United States European Command to Commanding General, United States Army Communications-Electronics Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Army Readiness Assessment Program

    Feb 27, 2014

    What is it? The Army readiness Assessment Program is a web-based tool that provides battalion or equivalent commanders with data on their formations' readiness posture by sampling unit safety climate and culture in five areas: process auditing, reward system, quality control, risk management, and command and control.

  • ACS offers financial classes to include identity theft

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Post, school officials breaks ground at new location

    Feb 26, 2014

  • CYSS Heat 'flaming hot' in 20-10 win

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Sportmanship, self-worth begins early

    Feb 26, 2014

  • SAMMC installs Interactive Kiosks to help visitors find their way

    Feb 26, 2014

    With more than 2 million-square-feet and nearly 300 destinations at San Antonio Military Medical Center, it's easy to make a wrong turn.

  • MEDDAC posts first win in postseason

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Lots of fun: Toadlick Music Festival

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Joint Munitions Command Employee Inducted Into Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe

    Feb 26, 2014

    Group recognizes excellence in Ordnance field

  • Forum focuses on strategic assistance enterprise

    Feb 27, 2014

    "USASAC Engaged -- Processes, Promises and People" was the topic of Security Assistance Command's AUSA Winter Symposium 2014 Focus Forum in Huntsville, Ala. Maj. Gen. Del Turner was USASAC's principal speaker and discussed leadership of the Security Assistance Enterprise.

  • Lt. Gen. Horoho Brain Injury Awareness Month PSA

    Feb 26, 2014

  • Brain Injury Awareness Month Mar 2014

    Nov 30, -0001

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, talks about Brain Injury Awareness Month 2014 (March) and urges service members who have been exposed to blasts or received a concussion in theater or in a garrison environment to seek medical treatment. Also available in high definition

  • Annual AER fundraising campaign kicks off March 7

    Feb 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than seven decades have passed since military leaders recognized that readily available help was needed for Soldiers and their families facing financial hardship. Since Army Emergency Relief was founded by the Secretary of War and Army Chief of Staff in 1942, "we have given away some $1.5 billion," said Mary Cheney, Wiesbaden Army Community Service manager for AER counseling and AER loans. "We not only help Soldiers, we also help retirees, immediate family members and surviving spouses."

  • One million hours in the sky

    Feb 26, 2014

    Members of Division C of the Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and the Program Executive Office, Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, celebrated a milestone - one million flight hours with the Persistent Threat Detection System in support of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • SMDC officer retires

    Feb 26, 2014

    Deputy G-6 takes off uniform for new chapter

  • Johnson hosts first town hall as executive director

    Feb 26, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Melanie Johnson, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island executive director, held her first town hall as the center's leader Feb. 12.

  • Pregnant and pushing

    Nov 30, -0001

    A flurry of Improved Physical Fitness Uniforms and running shoes cross Old Ironsides Avenue en route to Starker Functional Fitness Center here.

  • Save money by going to Sprocket

    Feb 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The sounds of pneumatic wrenches and hydraulic lifts could be heard throughout the bays. One person was replacing brake pads; another was working on an exhaust pipe. This was Sprocket Auto Crafts Center at Fort Hood, Texas, a place soldiers can gather to work on their cars for a small fee.

  • DoDDS teachers honored for service in Afghanistan

    Feb 26, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Two Hainerberg Elementary School teachers were honored with Global War on Terrorism Medals during a ceremony in the school's Media Center Feb. 19. Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, recognized Georgene Zaydell and Kelly Dorsch for having volunteered to serve in Afghanistan for a year, helping Afghan service members improve their English language skills.

  • No accident: emergency responders rehearse rescue ops at MK

    Feb 26, 2014

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- A Romanian taxi and a contracted bus carrying transiting U.S. Soldiers collide along a major approach to MK Air Base. Romanian gate guards witness the accident. They immediately contact the U.S. military police desk. The MPs react with equal speed and skill, promptly mobilizing emergency responders, ranging from their own on-duty personnel to medics, firemen, key installation leaders and even the public affairs officer.

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) School House pilot course visit by MG Snow

    Mar 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow addresses students during a luncheon on Feb. 21. Snow visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) School House pilot course were the students are being trained to teach the SHARP 80-Hour Certification Course upon returning to their units. He also had an opportunity to observe a guest lecture by Mr. Russell Strand, a retired U.S. Army CID special agent and the current chief of the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joel LeMaistre)

  • Survivor parking added to Urlas shopping area, Storck Barracks Commissary

    Feb 26, 2014

    Survivor Outreach Services has opened up three parking spaces exclusively for Families of Fallen Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers go where no one has gone before in Germany

    Feb 26, 2014

    Thousands of fans filed inside the Frankfurt Messe Convention Hall to attend the first Star Trek convention in Germany, Destination Star Trek Germany, Feb. 21- Feb. 23, 2014.

  • Victim rights strengthened by DoD change

    Feb 27, 2014

    It's a common scenario, a young Soldier drinks with acquaintances in the barracks, but what could be a relaxing evening can easily become a crime scene. The sexual assault trends reveal military sexual assaults most often happen after midnight, involve alcohol, and the victims and perpetrators aren't strangers. However, the Army is implementing new measures to change attitudes and behaviors, while educating the force in hopes of preventing crimes.

  • Bayern Rangers clinch military hockey championships

    Feb 26, 2014

    Local hockey team wins military tournament in nail-biting shootout

  • HHC BDE End of Tour Awards Ceremony

    Feb 26, 2014

    Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, recieves their end of tour awards Feb. 24, 2014, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • ARL research fellow explores virtual humans research at the Institute for Creative Technologies

    Feb 27, 2014

    Peter Khooshabeh is an Army Research Laboratory research fellow in the Institute for Creative Technologie's virtual humans group. His work explores the social effects that virtual humans can have on people in areas including culture, thought and emotion.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Ke'von M. Taylor

    Feb 26, 2014

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Ke'von M. Taylor

  • Master Sgt. Jose Rodela to receive Medal of Honor

    Feb 27, 2014

    President Barack Obama announced Feb. 21, 2014 that retired Army Master Sgt. Jose Rodela will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military valor, during a ceremony, March 18, 2014, at the White House.

  • Army Chief of Staff wraps up Pacific trip in Republic of Korea

    Feb 26, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno recently returned from a visit to South Korea, Feb. 23-25, 2014.

  • Army Surgeon General speaks at Tripler Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 26, 2014

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho was the guest speaker at a Tripler Army Medical Center National Prayer Breakfast on February 25, 2014. Horoho spoke about her faith and the positive and profound impact it has had on her career in the military.

  • Cav Field Artillery trains for high-profile mission

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    Cloaked in history and tradition, no major cavalry ceremony would be complete without the requisite sound of cannon fire echoing off of Cooper Field.

  • Instructors Make the Course

    Feb 27, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky.- Nineteen Soldiers graduated from a very intense Equal Opportunity Liaison course Feb. 8, held at the 11th Aviation Command here.

  • Check out the latest safety newsletter from the Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Feb 26, 2014

    Take these topics and make your safety program come alive with new content.

  • III Corps, 1st Air Cav hold Black History Month observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    With Black History Month in full swing, units at Fort Hood held an observance to honor and celebrate the contributions made by African-Americans to our nation.

  • MG Snow vists SHARP School House

    Mar 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow addresses students during a luncheon on Feb. 21. Snow visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) School House pilot course were the students are being trained to teach the SHARP 80-Hour Certification Course upon returning to their units. He also had an opportunity to observe a guest lecture by Mr. Russell Strand, a retired U.S. Army CID special agent and the current chief of the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joel LeMaistre)

  • SHARP hotline opens to aid victims

    Feb 25, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Feb. 21, 2014) -- The unimaginable has happened; you?'ve been sexually assaulted. Amongst the feelings of shock, disbelief and anger you may be experiencing, there?'s confusion. What do you do now? Call the new hotline for Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) at 655-9474 to connect with a victim advocate. Advocates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist victims; explain their reporting options; offer referrals to counseling services; help with safety planning; provide legal, counseling and medical resources; and accompany personnel to medical and legal appointments. ?"The new hotline provides a more streamlined approach for individuals who want to make a report and limits the number of people involved, allowing more privacy for the victim," said Adrienne Howe; Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC); Army Community Service (ACS); Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. The SHARP line provides advocacy services to sexual assault victims, who are service or family members over the age of 18, when the offender is not a spouse or intimate partner.

  • Army aviator brings uplifting story to life for Fort Riley children

    Feb 25, 2014

    More than 40 children and 33 adults packed into the Forsyth East Child Development Center at Fort Riley Feb, 23 to listen to Col. Frank Muth, deputy commanding officer of support, 1st Infantry Division, read �"Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot," a true story written by children�'s author Margot Theis Raven about the Berlin Air Lift of 1948-1949.

  • SWD Deputy Counsel honored with Corps of Engineers Public Service Award

    Nov 30, -0001

    Deputy Southwestern Division Counsel Walter J. Skierski, Jr., was recently honored with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 2013 Bert Pettinato Award for Public Service. Skierski, who has been an attorney with the Corps of Engineers for eight years in addition to serving as a judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years, was selected for his leadership, concern for people, and his devotion of his entire career to the calling of public service. The Corps' Chief Counsel presents the award annually to an individual within the Corps of Engineers legal services community who demonstrates pride in public service through such leadership, concern for people, and a personal belief that government service is a noble calling and a public trust.

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