Archive: Apr 2014

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  • Stressors in life can result in greater resilience

    Apr 16, 2014

    Repeated deployments into harm's way can accumulate unresolved tensions and stress, resulting in post-traumatic stress. On the other hand, Soldiers can learn adaptive techniques that inoculate them against it.

  • 3rd CAB families enjoy eggs'tra special Easter egg hunt

    Nov 30, -0001

    Families from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade took part in an Easter Egg Hunt which was hosted by 3rd CAB at Hallstrom Lake Recreation Area on Hunter Army Airfield April 13. There was more than just egg hunting on the agenda. Families, and especially the kids, could enjoy bounce houses, face painting, and even a place where you could decorate your own cookie. The Easter Bunny himself was on hand to meet the kids.

  • Corps of Engineers shares 'Nation's T. Rex' with Smithsonian Natural History Museum, public

    Apr 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the facility in Washington, D.C., April, 15, 2014.

  • 8th TSC chooses their best warriors

    Apr 25, 2014

    It's 3 a.m. Monday morning ... if you can call 3 a.m. morning. Many consider it night, because most of the world is asleep. Coffee has not started brewing and it will be hours before the bakeries begin their morning bread. Yet there are some who are up, and they've came ready to fight!

  • 5-1 CAV Soldiers test training in Arctic

    Apr 16, 2014

    Soldiers from 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, left Fort Wainwright, March 23, and moved to the Yukon Training Area, Alaska to establish an assembly in preparation for Stryker Gunnery Training March 23-April 14.

  • High heels event elevates awareness for sexual violence

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sexualized violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, friends, coworkers, and their communities. Sexualized violence is an epidemic.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Nov 30, -0001

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project is complete it should either be saving energy or generating energy. It's been a learning process for the past few years to ensure every new Army ECIP project has what it needs from start to finish -- from the first photovoltaic module installed to the last foot of cable that securely ties the system into the installation network.

  • 5th AR BDE celebrates with annual Easter Eggstravaganza

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- "Three, two, one, go!" yelled a voice into the megaphone. Next, over 100 Army children sprinted through Kelly Park here, gathering colored eggs, while searching for the elusive golden eggs, which promised a much larger prize. The 5th Armored Brigade held its annual Easter celebration April 5, allowing Soldiers and Family members a chance to come together on a weekend and celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday.

  • Photovoltaic Technology in the Huntington District

    Apr 25, 2014

    Photovoltaics technologies have been deployed to eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District lakes largely due to the efforts of Denis Chabot of the Readiness Branch of Operations.

  • U.S. Army South honors WWII centurion

    Apr 15, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- It was April 1942 when Justo Dumlao, a 27-year-old Philippine Scout, was captured at Orion, Bataan and forced to join the rest of the Allied prisoners in what is now known as the Bataan Death March.

  • Graham receives FWP Woman of Year

    Apr 16, 2014

  • AER kickoff emphasizes help for Soldiers, families in time of need

    Apr 15, 2014

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Army Emergency Relief Campaign kick-off was held March 6, at the Arsenal's Community Club. This is the first campaign kick-off to be held at the Arsenal.

  • Army Sustainment Command graduates 5 Soldiers in Tactical Combatives Course

    Apr 22, 2014

    A graduation ceremony was held April 11 at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Physical Fitness Center to acknowledge the recent graduates. The two-week (80 hours) Tactical Combatives Course deals with "more striking, more of the advanced kicking, ground fighting, close quarters combat, clearing rooms and vehicular extraction," said Sgt. 1st Class David Stephenson, course instructor.

  • Advisor joins ACC to expand Army National Guard contingency contracting readiness

    Apr 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The National Guard has landed at Army Contracting Command headquarters here. Col. Jim Helm, a full-time Army National Guard Soldier, is the first National Guard advisor for ACC.

  • SECDEF Medal for Valor awarded to contractor for actions in Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Department of Defense honored Mr. David Jensen, a contractor who served with the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group as an Operational Advisor until 2013, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes Apr. 14, 2014 for his actions in Afghanistan in 2012.

  • 13th SC(E) conducts leader professional development with UMHB professors

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff officers from the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) conducted a leader professional development session with professors from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Feb. 27 at the unit's headquarters building.

  • Central Accord Translator Transcript

    Apr 15, 2014

  • Army Family Honors the Fallen at Fort Hood

    Apr 15, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, Fort Hood, TX hosted a memorial ceremony for the Soldiers killed in the April 2 shooting attack on the installation. This article shares the full remarks from Chaplain (Col.) Matthew Goff, III Corps Command Chaplain.

  • FORT POLK: Patriot Brigade takes SHARP stand against sexual assault

    Apr 15, 2014

    FORT POLK -- Soldiers visited Fort Polk's Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppettes March 31 to kick off the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention month and make the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's position on sexual assault clear.

  • SHARP from the Soldier perspective

    Apr 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective?

  • British officer serves with 'Big Red One' continues family military tradition

    Apr 15, 2014

    Overseas, the United States military works closely with soldiers from allied military forces toward common goals. The same is true at home, where soldiers like Maj. David Docherty work with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, representing their home military while serving with the historic American division.

  • SAAM raises awareness, confidence in system

    Apr 15, 2014

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- During fiscal year 2013, there were 36 reported cases of sexual assault involving service members at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Those cases factor into the approximately 5,400 reported cases of sexual assault within the military during FY13. The number of reported cases has more than doubled since the initial 2004 Department of Defense annual report to congress.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldier named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

    Apr 15, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • Building 406 demolition to be done by mid-summer

    Apr 15, 2014

    The process of taking apart another Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall building is underway.

  • Science advisor engages technology challenges at Central Accord 14

    Apr 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is building relationships with its African partners while gaining valuable training experience on the continent, officials said following Central Accord 14 in Cameroon.

  • Fort McNair race volunteers turn out for MWR race

    Apr 15, 2014

    A group of a dozen volunteers from the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall assisted 162 runners at the first-ever Fort Myer Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-supported road race at the Washington, D.C., Army base April 4.

  • SHARP defense - Course to teach basic self defense, awareness tips

    Apr 15, 2014

    In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Army Community Service is partnering with the Fort Rucker Military Police to present a workshop on self defense.

  • Marines, Soldiers celebrate emergence of cherry blossoms

    Apr 15, 2014

    Music, fireworks, cherry trees well on their way to blooming and Marines and Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall combined to make the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival the place to be April 5.

  • Dogface food service Soldiers prove they are best amongst armed forces

    Apr 15, 2014

    For the second time in three years, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers took top honors as the culinary team of the year at the Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition held at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Marine officers may qualify for early release program

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Marine Corps may be losing a few good men (and women) over the next two years because of a new early release program.

  • Ultimate sacrifice

    Apr 15, 2014

    Army Spc. Kenneth J. Stiles touched the Gold Star Lapel Button he can now wear on his uniform, took a breath and began speaking about his late stepbrother, Sgt. Jon Stiles.

  • Medical specialists garner coveted Army Medical Badge

    Apr 15, 2014

    After nearly 15 days of challenging and exhaustive challenges, 45 Soldiers received the Army's prestigious badge known as the Expert Field Medical Badge on April 3.

  • Maintainers show off expertise during truck rodeo

    Apr 15, 2014

    Maintainers from Company A, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, also known as the Maintain Battalion from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held a company truck rodeo, March 28, on Fort Stewart.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers in Saudi Arabia - Laying the Foundation: Roosevelt meets King Abdul Aziz

    Apr 15, 2014

    On February 14, 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake on the Suez Canal. This meeting would have lasting implications on U.S. - Saudi relations for years to come.

  • Wreath laying ceremony honors Jefferson's 271st birthday

    Apr 15, 2014

    Former President and Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was honored on the occasion of his 271st birthday with an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Ceremony at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C., April 13, 2014.

  • Group moves imagination of USAG Ansbach

    Apr 16, 2014

    "Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!" -- The Imagination Movers played to a packed house at USAG Ansbach.

  • Today's Army arsenal: Heretics or simply smart advocates for change?

    Apr 29, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- If the Watervliet Arsenal's cannon makers from the 1800s saw what is happening today at their arsenal would they proclaim that today's machinists are "heretics" or would they be more generous in their thoughts?

  • 'Ms. Veteran America' uses title to tell Army story, support homeless female Veterans

    Apr 15, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Allaina Guitron uses her title of "Ms. Veteran America" to tell her Army story, support

  • Chief of Army Reserve holds town hall on Fort McCoy

    Apr 15, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, addressed more than 250 Soldiers during a town hall meeting at the 88th Regional Support Command headquarters on Fort McCoy, Wis., April 10, 2014.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • 2014 Best Ranger Competition photos

    Apr 15, 2014

    2014 Best Ranger Competition photos

  • FORSCOM CSM visits Lancer Soldiers, tours equipment

    Apr 16, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca (center), the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command visited the 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division motor pool April 14 at Fort Hood, Texas. Greca toured the Lancer motor pool along with Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, the senior noncommisioned officer in charge of III Corps.

  • 50 teams start, 26 cross finish line at Best Ranger

    Apr 17, 2014

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 14, 2014

    As part of the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted a Walk a Mile in My Shoes event at the Seoul American High School on USAG Yongsan April 10.

  • Army research director briefs initiative for software defined RF

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Communications-Electronics Center of the Research, Development and Engineering Command is pursuing the integration of communications, electronic warfare, and position, navigation and timing capabilities into common modular hardware, the center's Space and Terrestrial Communications director told guests at the AFCEA Aberdeen-Maryland Chapter luncheon here, April 9.

  • Cottonbalers teach high school students about Soldier life

    Apr 14, 2014

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division hosted a tour showcasing some of the 3rd Inf. Div. and 4th IBCT's facilities, equipment, and personnel April 9, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 3rd ID recognizes Gold Star family members

    Jul 31, 2014

    Gold Star family members were recognized in a luncheon and ceremony, facilitated by the Survivor Outreach Services, at Club Stewart, Fort Stewart, Ga., April 11, 2014.

  • Sleep deprivation not uncommon for Soldiers

    Apr 15, 2014

    Sleep deprivation isn't just from insomnia or all-night partying. In the Army, lack of sleep often results from operational requirements or high-operations tempo training, said a brigade combat team commander.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 15, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Army Secretary bids farewell to Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal 30th Under Secretary of the Army

    Apr 15, 2014

  • NSSC This Week

    Apr 14, 2014

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers support filming of new TV thriller

    Apr 16, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators, Honor Guard members and infantry Soldiers supported the filming of scenes for the new Universal Television/ NBC TV series "State of Affairs," April 3, 2014.

  • 626th BSB behind the scenes of Operation Golden Eagle

    Apr 14, 2014

    In a combat zone overseas or in the back-40 of Fort Campbell, every Air Assault mission requires a support element to keep the operation going forward. On Tuesday, Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Operation Golden Eagle, the first brigade-sized Air Assault training mission conducted by a Screaming Eagle unit in more than a decade.

  • 20th CBRNE, always above and beyond the call of duty

    Apr 16, 2014

    Whether deployed or in peacetime, 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) soldiers around the country standby to assist with hazardous, life-or-death situations with nothing but their extensive training, ultramodern technologies and dedicated courage to safeguard against potential threats to their communities.

  • Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

    Apr 15, 2014

    The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.

  • Joint service run symbolizes fight against sexual assault

    Apr 14, 2014

    More than 1,200 Fort Meade service members kicked off a month of Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities with a 3-mile run through the installation on Friday morning.

  • April brings focus to sexual assaults

    Apr 14, 2014

    Across the United States, April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Department of Defense calls on service members to recognize and understand the issue of sexual assault in the military.

  • Former sergeant to receive Medal of Honor for Afghanistan actions

    Apr 28, 2014

    Former Army Sgt. Kyle Jerome White will receive the Medal of Honor during a May 13 ceremony at the White House, President Obama announced, April 15, 2014.

  • Soldiers asked to show 'social courage' to stop sexual assault

    Apr 14, 2014

    Army leaders want to stop sexual assault, but to do that, they need everyone's help.

  • After the Raid that stopped Japan: Doolittle's Co-Pilot's experience and Life after the Doolittle Ra

    Apr 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The sun rose over the horizon early in the morning of Apr. 19, 1942. A young American second lieutenant crawled down from the tree he had spent the night in. Cold and wet he gained his footing on the Chinese hillside. He took out his compass and started heading west.

  • CAPE Spotlight graphic

    Apr 14, 2014

    CAPE Spotlight graphic

  • The Raid that stopped Japan: Doolittle's Co-Pilot's Experience of the Doolittle Raid

    Apr 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- 'Battle stations', 'battle stations', reverberated off the bulkheads and through portholes of the ship. A young 2nd lieutenant jumped out of his bunk and ran down a corridor toward the upper deck alongside other aviators, bombardiers and navigators. They all believed this was another drill. Then, as they reached the upper deck they heard the concussion of a destroyer's 5-inch guns as it fired into the distance.

  • Soldier takes fitness knowledge to Army-wide program

    Apr 14, 2014

    It is not often that Soldiers are able to take the knowledge learned from their hobbies and apply that knowledge to better Soldiers on a grand scale, but that is exactly what one Soldier has the chance to do as he prepares for a new assignment that will allow him to impact Soldiers throughout the Army.

  • Seeing Both Sides Transcript

    Apr 14, 2014

  • 1st Air Cav Soldier sings way into Soldier Show

    Nov 30, -0001

    Walking up on stage with shaky legs and sweaty palms, Spc. Aurielle Polynice's journey to making the cut for the 2014 Soldier Show culminated in one moment as the bright lights peered down on her.

  • Job fairs provide Soldiers post-Army career options

    Apr 14, 2014

    Not every Soldier is the same -- so it is safe to assume that not every Soldier will have an airtight plan in mind when it comes to the transition from Army life to one in the civilian world. Even as a military career dwindles down to the final months, a Soldier might still be sorting through decisions about continuing education, post-military careers and entrepreneurship.

  • Army completes Excalibur 1a-2 production, transitions to 1b

    Apr 14, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- On April 3, the Excalibur Program completed assembly of the last Increment Ia-2 projectile and transitioned to Increment Ib production.

  • Army awards competitive radio contract

    Apr 14, 2014

    In another step to extend digital communications to the tactical edge, the Army has issued its first multiple award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) Appliqué radio systems.

  • Enduring Story Transcript

    Apr 14, 2014

  • JROTC offers high school students a way to achieve success in school and in life

    Apr 14, 2014

    Inner-city areas have a bad rap for everything from violence and drug abuse, to poor education systems and lack of employment opportunities. And whether all of those factors are true in a given area or not, one thing rings true for the youth in most of these areas--they are at risk.

  • Diamonds in the Rough Transcript

    Apr 14, 2014

  • Water & Power Transcript

    Apr 14, 2014

  • 3rd CAB Soldier gets a chance to shine

    Nov 30, -0001

    Army Pfc. Paul Ieti, a petroleum supply specialist with Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, is an online celebrity known for his song covers on social media. His most successful cover "Stay" by Rihanna has over 500,000 views. As a result of his internet fame, Ieti was recently contacted by America's Got Talent to try out for its ninth season.

  • 16th SB conducts logistical training in Poland

    Apr 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army sent 30 Soldiers to Poland in late March to help train soldiers from the Polish Land Forces in logistical operations during Bagram XV, an exercise held here at the Polish Army International Training Center.

  • Speak Up! A Voice Unheard is an Army Defeated

    Apr 14, 2014

    More than a thousand service members and federal civilian employees from the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington listened to the horrific experience of Monika Korra's sexual assault during a training seminar concerning rape and abuse in our society held at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., April 11, 2014.

  • Enjoying the Easter season in Franken

    Apr 15, 2014

    Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.

  • Ansbach Clean-Up Day

    Apr 14, 2014

    Soldiers and family members of the 12th CAB participated in the Ansbach Clean-Up Day April 5, 2014 on and around the USAG Ansbach.

  • National Guard Soldiers remember Boston Marathon

    Apr 15, 2014

    Already, a year has passed, but three Massachusetts Army National Guard Soldiers who helped save bombing victims at last year's Boston Marathon can still recall most details, as if the event had taken place yesterday.

  • PACOM's lead communicator visits Korea to discuss troop relocation

    Apr 14, 2014

    During her trip to Korea, U.S. Pacific Command's lead communicator, Rear Admiral Nancy A. Norton, visited USAG Humphreys to assess the progress of the construction of the new Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) facilities and infrastructure for the troop movement into USAG Humphreys. Norton was given an aerial overview of the construction zone outside the fence at USAG Humphreys before touring family housing, receiving briefings focused on C4I support of the Yongsan Relocation Plan and Land Partnership Plan

  • Celebrating the big day, German style

    Apr 14, 2014

    Birthday traditions vary greatly between the U.S. and Germany, from hosting your own party to superstitions that surround the weeks leading up to the big celebration.

  • Soldier overcomes obstacles in pursuit of greatness

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- As the 2nd Infantry Division Combatives Tournament at Camp Casey, South Korea, came to a conclusion in March, Pfc. Michael Gales, from Atlanta, Ga., was presented with a bronze medal for his efforts.

  • Interoperability improves units fire support operations

    Apr 21, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • Leisure -- Steel team runs Seoul International Marathon

    Apr 21, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea -- A team of 54 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment ran the Seoul International Marathon March 16.

  • Army Secretary honor's fallen Fort Hood Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

  • How the U.S. Army Finance Corps Museum educates Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

    The Finance Corps museum teaches Soldiers in person and over the web about the corps' history and traditions.

  • A mentorship program for female AIT Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2014

    The 369th Adjutant General Battalion is providing mentors to new female Soldiers to prepare them for Army realities.

  • Natick employees to return to Boston Marathon

    Apr 28, 2014

    Shivaun Pacitto never doubted that she would be back to run again this year. Pacitto was at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off, but she fortunately was unhurt. The day after, before the bombing suspects were identified, she had vowed not to be intimidated by terrorists.

  • Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely

    Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a load securement class April 8 through 10 to train vehicle operators and equipment loaders on how to properly contain, immobilize and secure cargo.

  • Cyber Network Defender MOS now open to NCOs

    Apr 14, 2014

    A new military occupational specialty, 25D Cyber Network Defender, is now open to staff sergeants, sergeants first class and master sergeants in the active component, per Military Personnel Message 14-085.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 14, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 14, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • SHARP from the Soldier perspective

    Apr 28, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective?

  • Head Start, Pyeongtaek University introduce newcomers to Korea

    Apr 13, 2014

    -- Thanks to students and faculty at Pyeongtaek University, incoming Soldiers, civilians and family members are given an intimate introduction to their new life in the Republic of Korea. The university hosts the Korean Head Start Program, through the Eighth Army Good Neighbor Program, to promote cross-cultural awareness between newcomers and university students. Since 2006, 10,000 personnel, primarily from Area III, have graduated from the program. This particular program got it start because of the many successful years that German Head Start was provided for personnel assigned to Germany. Instead of an entire week, the Korean Head Start is conducted Wednesday through Friday.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Humphreys dining facilities testing new takeout process

    Apr 13, 2014

    In an effort to help with dining facility cost savings and add a convenience asked for by patrons, Area III dining facilities began a 90-day carryout pilot program April 15. The program allows dining facility patrons, primarily Soldiers, to bring in their own plastic (with snap-on lid) takeout containers and transfer their food into them after returning to the DFAC seating area.

  • District awards $8.2 million contract to dredge Houston Ship Channel

    Apr 13, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (April 13, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $8,286,850 to RLB Contracting Inc., to perform maintenance dredging within the Houston Ship Channel, from Carpenters Bayou to Greens Bayou, as well as the deep-draft portion of Greens Bayou Channel.

  • WWII flier honored in RIA National Cemetery memorial service

    Apr 17, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL. -- (April 12, 2014) Lt. Louis Longman, of Clinton, Iowa -- "Looey" to his affectionate family -- went missing in a storm in a P-38J Lightning fighter plane in 1944 at age 26. His remains were returned to his family in a funeral April 12 at Rock Island National Cemetery. A flight of F-16s, from the North Dakota Air National Guard, flew over the funeral to commemorate the internment, which was given full military honors.

  • 3-2 SBCT NCOs conduct joint training with 555th Engineer Brigade

    Nov 30, -0001

    Rappel masters from 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, worked in conjunction with Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade April 8 to complete rappelling/fast-rope training recertification.

  • Event coordinator determined to continue JROTC showcase event

    Apr 12, 2014

    This year's Army JROTC National Drill Classic was held without a sponsor after Justin Gates, event director for the drill classic, heard that congressional budget cuts would affect the funding. He did it because, "We are the people that these kids count on, and this event is important to them." JROTC students such as Dennis Muentes, who attends Xavier High School in New York and lives in a rough area in the South Bronx, said without JROTC and programs like the drill competitions, he would another statistic of the neighborhood in which he lives.

  • International USAWC Alumni converge for Peace & Security Course

    Apr 16, 2014

    The International Alumni Peace and Security Course took place April 7-11 at the Army War College. This pilot seminar week gathered prominent military leaders in seven countries whose graduates of the Army War College are in position of authority and responsibility within the nation and within the international security structures.

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