Archive: May 2014

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  • Dustoff Hall of Fame

    May 30, 2014

    United States Army War College Class of 2014 student, Col. Pierre Gervais, introduced and presented retired Chief Warrant Officer Thomas "Hoot" Gipson, Jr. into the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame at a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Post-retirement weight gain--fact or fiction?

    May 30, 2014

    Approximately half of the Army retirees whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index that classified them as obese.

  • Protect your natural body armor this summer

    May 30, 2014

    You and your family can still enjoy the great outdoors this summer while protecting yourselves from excess risks associated with sun exposure if you simply take a few precautions.

  • First Team welcomes new division chaplain

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers, family and friends gathered at the 1st Cavalry Division Memorial Chapel here to witness the 1st Cavalry Division welcome its new division chaplain during a Change of Stole Ceremony May 21.

  • Army launches Performance Triad

    May 30, 2014

    Army Medicine wants to reach beyond the physical boundaries of its medical treatment facilities to educate and generate commitment to healthier living. The Performance Triad is a practical, simple approach to enjoying good health by focusing on three key components -- sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Fighting suicide: spotlight on male Soldiers

    May 30, 2014

    June is Men's Health Month and an opportunity to focus on our male Soldiers.

  • SDDC logisticians: "It's all about options"

    May 30, 2014

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Logisticians in Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command are all about having "options" available when it comes to supporting Warfighters and getting equipment to them when they need it, wherever they are.

  • Army invention helps prevent mosquito-borne disease

    May 30, 2014

    A device invented by Army entomologists to control the population of mosquitoes that carry diseases is now available to installations.

  • Soldier for Life website connects vets, businesses

    May 30, 2014

    There's an expression in the Army "You can take the Soldier out of the Army, but you can't take the Army out of the Soldier." Whether a Soldier completes his or her service obligation for a few years or makes the Army a career, they are a Soldier for life.

  • The stories and faces behind the pins

    May 30, 2014

    Behind every Gold Star pin you see a surviving family member wearing is a story of loss and strength.

  • Military family members get employment help

    May 30, 2014

    The Career Resource Management Center staff on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers a variety of career resources, not only to transitioning service members, but to their families as well.

  • USASAC meets request

    May 30, 2014

    Responding to a request by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for U.S. assistance in the wake of increased violence in that country, the United States has accelerated delivery of weapons and ammunition to Iraq.

  • CAB mentorship teaches leadership

    May 30, 2014

    Rigorous, relevant and realistic training. This was the model used to teach Soldiers and leaders of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during leader mentorship training on Fort Carson, May 15, 2014.

  • Army Television making new relationships

    May 30, 2014

  • SMA holds a Gallery Walk for seniors

    May 30, 2014

    The Science and Mathematics Academy students held a Gallery Walk of Senior Capstone Projects Tuesday, May 20 at Aberdeen High School. Mr. Philip Kratochvil from Aberdeen Test Center explained the creation and tensil strength analysis of biodegradable plastic to the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Commander, Peter D. Utley and the Director or Army Evaluation Center, David Jimenez. SMA provided students with many challenges encouraging them to solve problems through critical thinking, to compromise when the situation required, and strive to reach a goal.

  • MedEvac duties for engineers

    Nov 30, -0001

    Deliberate and safe action is a main focus for the construction of the clinic in Vincente Noble, Dominican Republic for the humanitarian civic assistance mission, Beyond the Horizon 2014.

  • ARDEC Director, Melendez, recognizes staff achievements in final act before retirement

    May 30, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - In his last official act before retirement, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Director, Dr. Gerardo Melendez, awarded 15 Commander's Awards for Civilian Service, and one award for Superior Civilian Service Award during a ceremony, May 29.

  • Privatized Army Lodging brings new hotels to Belvoir

    May 30, 2014

    Construction is under way on Fort Belvoir's new Staybridge Suites hotel across from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Knadle Hall on South Post. Knadle Hall will open as a Holiday Inn Express late this summer.

  • Mount Vernon Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America awards scholarships to local JR

    May 30, 2014

    The Mount Vernon Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America awarded scholarships to four Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets during a dinner at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club, May 21.

  • Witnessing tradition: Old Guard spouse walks with Flags-in Soldiers a final time

    Nov 30, -0001

    A good thing in Karin Markert's life is coming to an end, but her past two years of Army experiences have been more than good - they have been extraordinary.

  • Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center receives award

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center received the Top Stateside Installation Center -- Medium Division and the Most Improved Location awards at the USO Leadership Conference, May 21. The Top Stateside Installation Center is awarded to the center that received the most positive feedback from troops and Family members who visit the center and use its programs and services. The Most Improved Location is awarded for the effort and support of the centers' volunteer corps, according to Pamela Horton, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Director of Warrior and Family Centers.

  • Spouses' clubs award scholarships to military children, spouses

    May 30, 2014

    The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses' Club and Belvoir Officers' Spouses' Club awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships to 11 military spouses and military children during the 2014 Scholarship Awards Reception May 21 at the USO Warrior and Family Center.

  • Sustained progress

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members from the 358th Engineer Company out of New Cumberland, Pa., attached to Task Force Larimar, discuss with Sgt. Maj. Darell Sears, a Frametown, W.Va., native and the construction inspector for Task Force Larimar, the best way to position the septic tank at the construction site in the municipality of Villa Central during the humanitarian assistance training exercise Beyond the Horizon at Barahona, Dominican Republic, May 25. TF Larimar is currently conducting engineering work at five different sites. Three of the sites will be medical clinics and the other two will be used as school partitions in the province of Barahona. This will provide local residents better opportunities to receive medical attention as well as education. Additionally, free medical services including geriatrics, gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians and pharmacists will be available throughout different sectors of Barahona as part of the BTH exercise. This exercise is a joint humanitarian training sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Task Force Larimar)

  • Sustained progress

    Nov 30, -0001

    Staff Sgt. Cody L. Schmidt, a Mandan, N.D., native and the project manager for the construction site in the Vincente Noble municipality, briefs Lt. Col. Christopher Dziubek and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Kiess, the leadership of Task Force Larimar, on the development of his site during the humanitarian assistance training exercise Beyond the Horizon at Barahona, Dominican Republic, May 26. TF Larimar is currently conducting engineering work at five different sites. Three of the sites will be medical clinics and the other two will be used as school partitions in the province of Barahona. This will provide local residents better opportunities to receive medical attention as well as education. Additionally, free medical services including geriatrics, gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians and pharmacists will be available throughout different sectors of Barahona as part of the BTH exercise. This exercise is a joint humanitarian training sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Task Force Larimar)

  • Motorcycle Unit escorts Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers during National Police Week

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Police Department motorcycle unit escorted Families of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty in 2013 during National Police Week, May 6-16. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation on Oct. 1, 1962 which designated May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which the date falls as National Police Week.

  • TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

    Jun 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony at the Morelli Auditorium on Fort Eustis, Va., May 30, 2014.

  • Over the language barrier

    May 30, 2014

    When in a foreign country that speaks a foreign tongue, you have to navigate around the language barrier.

  • SKIES ready for summer season

    May 30, 2014

    Students are tumbling, cheering and dancing their way into summer, as the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited (SKIES) summer schedule gets under way at Fort Belvoir. Eight girls took part in a Cheernastics class, May 22, with Sarah Smith, veteran, at Specker Field House. Smith led them through tumbling exercises culminating in a back walkover. Cheernastics is just one of the many classes that SKIES offers afterschool for local students.

  • Whitman students dance for fitness at national event

    May 30, 2014

    More than 1,000 middle school students -- including hundreds of military children connected to Fort Belvoir -- joined celebrities in dancing for fitness, May 21, during the 4th Annual "Move Your Body" celebration at Walt Whitman Middle School. The event, hosted by WAT-AAH! Foundation, was held in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative. This year, Walt Whitman Middle School was selected as the main hub for the event, in partnership with Fit Kids, to lead more than 250,000 students from 600 schools across the nation in choreographed dance routines in an effort to end childhood obesity, according to a WAH-AAH! Foundation press release.

  • Battalion leaders live 'Mountain Tough'

    May 30, 2014

    Ten miles into the first day of a field craft training exercise dubbed "Mungadai," the formation led by Lt. Col. James M. DePolo, commander of 1st Brigade Special Troop Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andre H. Saintval, senior enlisted adviser, halted as it came upon battalion medical noncommissioned officers who prepared the second class of the day: proper foot maintenance. The timing was perfect, as it soon became apparent that some of the 35 officers and NCOs in the formation were experiencing severe blisters and other ailments.

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

    May 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, keep safety in mind.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • AAFES team member 'Mama B' retires after 31 years

    May 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For Barbara Slaughter, or 'Mama B' as her coworkers often called her, it was a bittersweet day as she put in her final hours on the clock with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service May 23, retiring after 31 years.

  • German pros join Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers for wheelchair basketball game

    May 30, 2014

    Members of the German Bundesliga FCK Rolling Devils, a wheelchair basketball team based in Kaiserslautern, came out to the Kleber Kaserne Fitness Center Friday to join the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers in a friendly game.

  • B Troop hosts Riding School graduation

    May 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - B Troop -- 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) graduated three new riders May 22 on Brown Parade Field. Around 60 Soldiers, Family members and friends witnessed them complete an open-field pistol charge down the field with the rest of the horsemen and receive their graduation spurs and certificates.

  • USACE Galveston District Spotlight on Mario Beddingfield

    May 30, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2014) -- When Mario Beddingfield's sixth grade science teacher asked him if he had ever thought about becoming an engineer, he replied that he wasn't interested in learning how to drive a train. Luckily for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, curiosity got the better of him and he quickly became captivated with engineering after researching the subject.

  • Memorial Day Observance honors fallen servicemembers

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Garrison command team and representatives from the Belvoir Garden Club and Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce honored servicemembers who have lost their lives in past American wars during a wreath laying ceremony at the Wall of Remembrance, May 22. Garrison Commander, Col. Gregory D. Gadson and Donald Carr, Fort Belvoir Garrison Public Affairs Office, director, gave remarks during the observance. Both said it is important that people remember the servicemembers who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms our nation enjoys today.

  • Meade celebrates Military Appreciation Day with the Orioles

    May 30, 2014

    Growing up, Pfc. Nathan Emlet spent his fair share of time on baseball fields -- particularly the pitcher's mound. But on Sunday, the Soldier from the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade found himself on the turf of a major league ballpark as he stood between members of the Baltimore Orioles near second base.

  • Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion

    May 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 30, 2014) -- A Soldier's day is chock-full of activities, from physical training and inspections, to tactics and job-specific tasks. Despite busy schedules, Maj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders -- in his case branch or division chiefs -- to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.

  • USACE Galveston District's dam safety mission highlighted during National Dam Safety Awareness Day

    May 30, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (May 30, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District joins the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day.

  • Meade Farmers Market offers healthy foods

    May 30, 2014

    The farmers market is part of the garrison's participation in the DoD's Healthy Base Initiative, a yearlong demonstration project for Operation Live Well.

  • USARCENT Soldier/NCO of the Year winners selected

    May 30, 2014

    It's day zero of the 2014 U.S. Army Central Soldier/NCO of the Year competition at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 18, and the Soldiers and noncommissioned officers follow their sponsors through the initial in-processing portion of the three-day competition.

  • Former Soviet air base used for Shadow UAV training

    May 30, 2014

    A former Soviet air base was used by a detachment of Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers from the Unmanned Aerial Surveillance platoon as a base of operations in the southwestern part of Latvia on May 27, 2014.

  • Kosovo government dedicates memorial to fallen U.S. pilots

    May 30, 2014

    PRIZREN, Kosovo (May 26, 2014) -- As a tribute to Memorial Day, two fallen U.S. Army pilots who died at the start of the 1999 NATO operations were forever memorialized as the Kosovo government unveiled a new monument marking their sacrifice, May 26.

  • Always a Soldier program launches civil-service career

    May 30, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 30, 2014) -- Keyla Kelly never envisioned working as an assistant inspector general for the U.S. Army. The Always a Soldier program afforded Kelly that opportunity as an Army civilian in a career field she thought was outside her reach.

  • Hot chow, cold grunts; a recipe for morale

    Nov 30, -0001

    Thirty tons of steel, ammunition and Soldiers from A-Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment waited in an M2A2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle for a resupply convoy atop the lush, green German countryside. Marble-sized rain droplets fell from the grizzly skies, and a sliver of sunlight peeked through at 9:03 p.m. It was Memorial Day. For Americans at home, it was a day of barbeque and beer; but for the men of A-Company, it was another 24 hours of skirmishes.

  • America remembers JFK

    May 30, 2014

    America paid its respects to former President John F. Kennedy, marking his birthday by laying a wreath at his grave site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 29, 2014.

  • North Korean defector separates fact from fiction for Area IV KATUSAs

    May 30, 2014

    Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers across Area IV gathered to receive a lecture from a North Korean defector. The Area IV Republic of Korea Army Support Group invited Choi Jung-hoon, a security lecturer and former North Korean soldier, as a guest speaker to teach the KATUSAs the reality of North Korea and the necessity for unification on May 27.

  • Korean rodeo determines "King of the Road"

    May 30, 2014

    CAMP STANLEY, South Korea -- The 46th Transportation Company, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted their Annual Sustainment Truck Rodeo allowing Soldiers to demonstrate driving skills and warrior tasks and battle drills in the spirit of a friendly competition from May 28 -- 29.

  • Flying Dragons get body work done

    May 30, 2014

  • May 27, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at U.S. Military Academy graduation banquet

    May 30, 2014

    May 27, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at U.S. Military Academy graduation banquet

  • 173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump

    May 30, 2014

    Paratroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.

  • 25 Men and a truck --133rd Engineers lend a hand to make 3-401st AFSBn organization day a reality

    May 30, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, 150th Engineer Company, 133rd Engineer Battalion teamed with3-401st Army Field Support Battalion personnel, contractors and local Afghan workers, totaling 25 men, to prepare an area that will be used to support the battalion organization day scheduled for Jun. 1.

  • Korean National transportation specialist finds joy in serving others

    Jun 2, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - A Korean National employee at the Logistics Readiness Center Daegu, 403rd Army Field Support Battalion, is committed to giving back to others.

  • DHS student to add USC to pre-college resumé

    May 30, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - A Daegu H.S. student will make the long trip from South Korea to Southern California to add a taste of college life and studies to his growing accomplishments.

  • Combat vets look back on Strike Brigade deployment

    May 30, 2014

    A few months into their historic first operational deployment from South Korea, many of the Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Strike Brigade," were asking their commander the same question: Where are we going next?

  • Korean Service Corps personnel perfect their skills during AWT

    May 30, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - Korean Service Corps personnel provide invaluable support to USAG Daegu and Area IV day in and day out - and they stay "Ready to Fight Tonight" by honing their battlefield skills during annual Army Warrior Task training.

  • The Last Frontier welcomes new delivery system

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Last Frontier welcomed a new equipment delivery system as elements of the Spartan Brigade conducted a drop of simulated supplies onto Malemute Drop Zone, here, using a one-time use parachute Friday, May 16.

  • Army engineers train with explosives

    May 29, 2014

    For the past three weeks, the 95th Engineer Company (Clearance), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command put their skills to the test during a three-week-long demolition range density and route clearance field training exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), May 1 through June 1.

  • Spartan team attempts Denali

    Nov 30, -0001

    Arctic Paratroopers are testing their might and strength tackling the tallest peak in North America as they begin their climb today, May 29, 2014.

  • Engineer Soldiers make training grounds safer

    May 29, 2014

    After completing a 60-day construction mission and multiple training exercises at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, April 1 through June 1, the Soldiers of the 561st Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, returned to Oahu.

  • AFN-Daegu dedicated to serving America's best

    May 30, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - The DINFOS-trained broadcasters of the American Forces Network-Daegu never miss a beat in keeping the Southern Hub and Area IV community entertained and informed.

  • Corps contracting officer spends more than four decades at organization

    May 30, 2014

    "I've spent most of my life at Huntsville Center. I came here when I was 16 years old, as a summer hire. I wanted to earn money during the summer and get some experience to help me get a job with the federal government after I graduated high school. Somehow the months turned into years and the years turned into decades."

  • Online tool streamlines employment verification

    May 29, 2014

    New Employment Verification Tool is available to all Army civilian employees via links through the Civilian Personnel On-Line, Army Benefits Center for Civilians and the Civilian Human Resources Agency websites.

  • Force management adds to hall of fame

    Jun 2, 2014

    Retired Maj. Gen. Robert B. Rosenkranz was honored for developing strategies that helped bring about the end of the Cold War, prepared the Army for Operation Desert Storm, and equipped the force with weapons and capabilities that are still in use today.

  • Army vice chief conducts first Facebook Soldier for Life town hall

    May 30, 2014

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell took questions "virtually" from the field for an hour, May 29, 2014, on a variety of subjects related to the Soldier for Life campaign.

  • 8th TSC surpasses safety record at 1,000 days

    Jun 2, 2014

    The nearly 5,000 Soldiers and civilians of 8th Theater Sustainment Command surpassed an extraordinary safety milestone May 29, 2014, reaching 1,000 days without an accident-related death.

  • MCAHC paramedics remain ready to answer Fort Eustis' call

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Eustis paramedics answering the call.

  • Cav spouse emerges victorious from personal struggle

    May 29, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With every step and every lap around the track at Robert M. Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas, one 1st Cavalry Division spouse closed an arduous and emotional chapter of her life.

  • SMDC Technical Center to host industry day

    May 29, 2014

    Small Low Cost Space Launch Vehicle Industry Day Alert

  • Army Medicine rolls out new PTSD training products

    May 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) has developed two training products to help soldiers understand the nature of combat stress reactions, strategies to seek help and strategies for units to set a command climate that supports seeking help.

  • 4th Brigade Combat Team gets back to the fundamentals of shooting

    May 29, 2014

    Developed at the Light Fighter School in Fort Drum, N.Y. The Riffle Marksman Instructors Course was designed to teach Soldiers the fundamentals of shooting a weapon and allow them to train their Soldiers on these same fundamentals. RMIC was started in May 2013 and is open to all Military Occupational Specialties. The only requirement is that the Soldier must serve at the team leader level or higher.

  • Webbers Falls rehabilitation nearly two-thirds complete

    May 29, 2014

    Workers at the Webbers Falls Powerhouse have completed more than 60 percent of the required upgrades on turbines and generators scheduled for rehabilitation. The first turbine was completed and accepted in December 2013 and a second is about 90 percent complete. Once the second turbine is replaced, rehabilitation of the last turbine will begin said Byron Floyd, resident engineer, Tulsa District Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Inventive ideas worth millions at Tobyhanna

    May 29, 2014

    Creative changes are being tracked here to see if they add up to big bucks. Supervisors in two directorates recently discovered their employees saved more than $200,000 by developing and implementing three internal process improvements. The branch chiefs were able to verify each cost center's savings by submitting an Internal Efficiency to the Productivity Improvement and Innovation (PII) Directorate's Process Improvement Division. At the end of March, the depot's internal efficiencies were valued at more than $2,000,000.

  • Detroit Arsenal associates observe Women's History Month

    Jul 14, 2014

  • Quad Cities community joins Rock Island Arsenal for prayer luncheon

    May 30, 2014

    Members of the Quad Cities religious community joined Arsenal Island chaplains for the 4th Annual Rock Island Arsenal Prayer Luncheon May 28 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Bidding farewell to Warrior Transition Unit

    May 29, 2014

    United States Army Medical Department Activity conducted an inactivation of Warrior Transition Unit/Company A (WTU-A) during a ceremony here, May 23.

  • SecArmy meets proud colonel after ceremony in France

    May 29, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh receives a regimental insignia from French Colonel G. Wirtz-Risse after a ceremony in the Chalons-en-Champagne, France on May 14, 2013. Wirt-Risse was the last commander of the regiment, which deactivated in 1990. The 106th Regt. was the French Regiment assigned to Chalons-sur-Marne, France and performed ceremonial duties at the site where the final selection of the Unknown Soldier was made on Oct. 24, 1921. After World War I, a special quartermaster's team searched the records of American military cemeteries in Aisne-Marne, Meuse-Argonne, Somme and St. Mihiel to find unidentified soldiers and ultimately create a pool of four possible "Unknowns." The remains of those four soldiers were taken to the town hall where a twice-wounded World War I soldier, Sgt. Edward Younger, was selected to go into the room alone and select one of the fallen. Photo by Army Maj. Chris Kasker

  • Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

    May 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year, Staff Sgt. Sony Merus.

  • ADA brigade holds on to Knox award

    May 29, 2014

    Fourth Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery is hoping to start a new tradition. They received the Henry A. Knox Hall Award May 22 for the second year in a row

  • Post, off-post community observes Memorial Day

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In honor of our nation's fallen military service members, U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations hosted a Memorial Day Observance at the Post Cemetery Monday. More than 100 attendees were projected to attend the event which not only recognized the service of those who died, but ensured they would never be forgotten.

  • Combat medic seeks badge, recognition despite failed attempts

    Nov 30, -0001

    Former president Richard Nixon said, "Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits."

  • Cavalry Soldiers reinforce safety

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion "Spartans," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a battalion safety stand down event at Fort Hood Stadium May 21.

  • SAMS graduates ready for complex problems

    May 29, 2014

    After months of reading, researching and studying, the 132 officers attending the School of Advanced Military Studies class 2014-01 graduated in a ceremony May 22 at Eisenhower Auditorium at the Lewis and Clark Center. The graduates, including 12 international students from eight different countries, received master of military art and science degrees after completing either the Advanced Military Studies Program or the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program.

  • No clubs necessary for growing sport of disc golf

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course is one of the installation's most-frequented recreational hot spots, but there is another more non-traditional course that people can transfer some of their golf skills to.

  • Class teaches new form of communication

    May 29, 2014

    Raising a newborn or toddler can be frustrating and exhausting at times, but Fort Rucker Army Community Service offered a new way for parents to communicate with their children May 22.

  • Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

    May 30, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.

  • Families horse around at riding stables

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Child Development Center is always looking for ways to enrich the lives of the children they look after, and one way they're doing that is by sharing a love of animals.

  • Hidden Treasures: Thrift Shop offers more than clothes

    May 29, 2014

    Many people might have a preconceived idea of what a second-hand store has to offer, but the Fort Rucker's Thrift Shop breaks all the stereotypes.

  • Child passenger safety certification available

    May 29, 2014

    Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that highway deaths over the past five years remain at historic lows, Fort Rucker doesn't slow down its efforts in traffic safety, especially when children are involved.

  • Day in the Life: Soldier strives to inspire others

    May 29, 2014

    Before the sun stretches its rays over the horizon each morning, more than 160 students at the NCO Academy are lined up ready to take on the day.

  • New satellite program of record increases capabilities, rapid response

    Jun 3, 2014

    When equipped with the latest, suitcase-sized satellite communications equipment, Soldiers will be able to connect to the Army's high capacity network anytime, anywhere.

  • Vacation Bible School: Children learn through hands-on experience

    May 29, 2014

    Learning through interaction is the focus of Fort Rucker's Vacation Bible School, as children will learn through hands-on experiences to create lasting memories.

  • Dixon students get a taste of Army life on installation tour

    May 29, 2014

    Open mouths and wide eyes were seen on the faces of 66 students from Dixon Elementary School as they entered Grant Hall on May 20. Four fifth grade classes spent a full day learning about new Soldier training and touring post facilities.

  • German liaison captain makes life-saving move

    May 29, 2014

    Soldiers are considered by many to be heroes for what they do defending the country, but it was a typical lunch that caused one Fort Rucker Soldier to be considered a hero to a local woman.

  • Fort Sill honors those who gave ultimate sacrifice

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Sill, Okla., held its annual Memorial Day ceremony, May 26, 2014, at Post Cemetery.

  • Remembering fallen heroes: Hundreds pay respects to nation's fallen

    May 30, 2014

    Since its inception in 1868, borne out of the Civil War, Memorial Day has served as a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to showing honors.

  • Army Sustainment Command supports Memorial Day events in Quad Cities area

    Jun 9, 2014

  • Faces of the Fort: CoS synonymous with multi-tasking

    May 29, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence chief of staff position is one that requires the ultimate diplomat, and the senior officer in that position is the connection between the MSCoE, Fort Leonard Wood commanding general and all of the schools, brigades, detachments, tenant units and organizations on the installation.

  • Fort Sill celebrates cultural diversity

    May 29, 2014

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