Archive: Jun 2014

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  • 1BCT Soldiers return from European journey

    Jul 8, 2014

  • Performance Triad moves into Week 4

    Jun 30, 2014

    The health challenge designed for adults called the Performance Triad is in Week 4.

  • Retiring Old Glory

    Jun 30, 2014

    Island Palm Communities, in partnership with the 25th Infantry Division and Sgt. Audie Murphy Association, held an American Flag Retirement Ceremony, here, June 21.

  • Va. National Guard exercise model for Army Total Force Policy

    Jun 30, 2014

    This year marked the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, and the last time units from the 82nd Airborne Division, the 101st Airborne Division and the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as part of the 29th Infantry Division operated on the same plot of land was during the 1944 invasion. Although not under actual combat conditions, these units came back together for the National Guard's eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Fort Pickett, Va. June 14-28, 2014.

  • XCTC provides realistic "back to basics" combat training for 116th IBCT Soldiers

    Jun 30, 2014

    Soldiers of the Virginia National Guard's Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team utilized high-tech gear to get high quality training during the brigade's eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation June 17-26, 2014, at Fort Pickett, Va. With high-tech equipment, intense combat-like conditions and the help of active duty units, 116th IBCT troops and their leaders left their 2014 annual training better trained, motivated and informed than when they arrived two weeks earlier. - See more at: http://vaguard.dodlive.mil/2014/06/30/5619/#sthash.UA8223CF.dpuf

  • 4th of July Spectacular just days away

    Jun 30, 2014

    The stage is set for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 43rd annual 4th of July Spectacular, to take place, here, July 4.

  • ACR technique helps build resilience

    Jun 30, 2014

    If resilience had a tag line, it would be "other people matter."

  • Warrior Battalion welcomes three new commanders in rare ceremony

    Nov 30, -0001

    Paratroopers from three separate companies of the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, welcomed new commanders in a rare, triple change of command ceremony June 26, 2014 at Joijnt Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Shopping at the Camp Zama Exchange pays dividends

    Jun 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 30 2014) -- Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Camp Zama generated $369,319.79 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.

  • Japanese Self-Defense Forces visit Arctic Warriors in 'The Last Frontier'

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force visited paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, during a subject-matter expert exchange event June 24, 2014. at Joint Base elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Chief of Engineers urges U.S. infrastructure improvement

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces aging technology, shortage of funding and a lack of citizen awareness, said its commander.

  • 3-D Modeling Valuable Tool in Forensic Discovery

    Jul 1, 2014

    The National Museum of Health and Medicine continued its Medical Museum Science Café series May 27, as guests embarked on the process involved with recreating the face of an individual through a combination of art, forensic science and anthropology.

  • Army South trains Paraguayan special forces in combat casualty care

    Jun 30, 2014

    The eerie whistle of a mortar round pierces the calm as the unmistakable cracks of incoming rounds augment the disarray that surrounds you. To the seasoned combat veteran, the experience of a fight and years of training to acclimate to the sights and sounds of battle can allow that Soldier to operate at peak performance. However, one sound alone has the ability to rattle nerves and send fear into even the most seasoned Soldier.

  • So You Think You Can Write: ASA(ALT) launches first writing competition

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, announced a new writing competition to encourage critical writing focused on Army acquisition issues. The competition is seeking maximum participation, especially by members of the defense acquisition workforce and all submissions are due Sept. 15.

  • Chaplains' ministry to Nazis explored in "Mission at Nuremberg"

    Jul 1, 2014

    In his book, "Mission at Nuremberg," author Tim Townsend tells the fascinating story of Army chaplains Henry Gerecke and Sixtus O'Connor, who ministered to the Nazis on trial at Nuremberg, Germany, in the aftermath of WWII in 1945-1946. This largely untold story takes the reader into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where their crimes against humanity were prosecuted.

  • Burned on the Fourth of July

    Jul 1, 2014

    Many of those who have used fireworks have a "close-call" story to tell. My father had multiple fireworks incidents when he was younger. However, one particular story stands out.

  • An Independence Day message from JFHQ-NCR/MDW's commanding general

    Jul 1, 2014

    The 4th of July is a time to celebrate and reflect on the significance of our freedom and our role in sustaining it.

  • TARDEC 2013 Capabilities Handbook

    Jun 30, 2014

  • TARDEC Capabilities Handbook Thumbnail

    Jun 30, 2014

  • IMCOM command team emphasizes Independence Day safety

    Jun 30, 2014

    Each year, people come together on the Fourth of July to celebrate America's freedom with backyard barbeques, community parades and for some, fireworks. On this occasion, let us remember what the meaning of this day means. President John Adams wrote of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, "I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other."

  • The Academic Angle

    Jun 30, 2014

    Leveraging students' engineering expertise to bridge the gap between Soldier and system. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • New advocacy resource center offers one-stop support

    Nov 30, -0001

    The grand opening of the new Marne Advocacy Resource Center consolidates services for sexual assault and domestic violence victims seeking help on Fort Stewart.

  • 42nd FiB's training is 'in tents'

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 42nd Fires Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a Tactical Operations Center setup exercise, June 24.

  • First Team commander engages unit command teams

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 1st Cavalry Division commander hosted a luncheon with the battalion command teams throughout the division at Club Hood June 23 to discuss his top priorities.

  • First Team commander adds second star

    Nov 30, -0001

    Family and friends from near and afar witnessed Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division, add his second star during a promotion ceremony on Cooper Field here June 27.

  • Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor

    Jun 30, 2014

  • Soldiers Update: Medal of Honor Ryan Pitts

    Jun 30, 2014

  • Partnerships with our Community: Recognizing our "first responders"

    Jun 30, 2014

    Brig. Gen. (P) Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command and Dianne Crawford were honored with the opportunity to participate with the Mayor, Chief of Police, veterans and other City Officials recognizing first responders in a 9-11 dedication Ceremony. The Ceremony was timed to coincide with the 125th year Anniversary of the Aberdeen Fire Department. Great ceremony and well deserved recognition of both the first responders and the partnership that exists between our Military Communities and our Installations Nation wide.

  • CECOM CG and Senior Mission Commander of APG Nominated and Confirmed for Second Star

    Jun 30, 2014

    Brig. Gen. (P) Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general of U.S. Communications-Electronics Command was confirmed for promotion to major general on June 25 by the U.S. Senate.

  • Soldiers for Life: 'Old Timers' reunite at Fort McCoy every June

    Jun 30, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, WIS. -- Every June, veterans affiliated with Wisconsin National Guard's 32nd "Red Arrow" Division arrive at Fort McCoy for a week of camaraderie and friendship. This annual gathering of the 32nd "Old Timers," where veterans help keep each other strong, aligns with the U.S. Army's new Soldier for Life program, which operates on the principle of "once a Soldier, always a Soldier."

  • First Guardian Warrior exercise at Fort McCoy tests MP units

    Jun 30, 2014

    Some core abilities for members of the U.S. Army's Military Police (MP) Corps are to support and lead battlefield operations. Those abilities and more were tested as part of the first Guardian Warrior exercise held at Fort McCoy in early June.

  • Congratulations Col. (R) Shields

    Jul 25, 2014

    Family, friends and fellow staff members said their official goodbyes to Col. Burton K. Shields, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/ U.S. Army Military District of Washington operations branch director during his retirement awards ceremony held at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, June 26, 2014.

  • CBRN Soldiers evaluated at Fort McCoy for homeland mission

    Jun 30, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, WIS. -- Army Reserve Soldiers affiliated with a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) mission completed training and evaluation events at Fort McCoy in June. The training was part of a process to take on a multi-year mission supporting the Department of Homeland Security by Oct. 1. Soldiers with the 388th CBRN Company of Junction City, Wis., and 704th Chemical Company of Arden Hills, Minn., completed the evaluation process with U.S. Army North (ARNORTH). Prior to the exercise evaluation, ARNORTH instructors provided the CBRN Soldiers with hands-on training, equipment and experience, said 2nd Lt. James Blount, officer in charge of external evaluation for the 388th CBRN Company.

  • New logistics tracking tool simplifies complex data

    Jul 1, 2014

    Spawned from a spreadsheet that managed warranties for the Army's protected ground satellite terminal program, the Acquisition Logistics Performance Scorecard (ALPS) has evolved into a comprehensive logistics tracking and management tool that can manage any Department of Defense (DoD) system throughout its entire lifecycle.

  • EDRE tests CAB's logistical talents

    Nov 30, -0001

    Units from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise to prepare for future contingency operations on Hunter Army Airfield June 23 to 27. The culmination of events began Mar. 4 when 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment conducted a weeklong Situational Training Exercise including movement to field site by quartering party and tactical operational reporting by commanders in the field. This EDRE tested the logistical processes for staging and inspecting equipment at the readiness marshalling area and then rail or air movements to and from the airfield.

  • Family Child Care Program here offers unique employment opportunity

    Jun 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As Suzette Gray's family started to grow, her Family time was decreasing.

  • NETCOM welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Jun 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, NETCOM, held an assumption of responsibility ceremony for the command sergeant major position June 20, in the command's auditorium in Greely Hall.

  • OCS Hall of Fame inducts USAICoE chief of staff

    Jun 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Col. Jeffrey Jennings, chief of staff of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, and an Arizona native, was inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, or OCS, Hall of Fame during a ceremony May 19, in the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • 309th MI Bn. gains new leader

    Jun 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In a well-attended ceremony by both Soldiers and Civilians, Lt. Col. Laura Knapp, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion outgoing commander, passed the guidon to Lt. Col. Erich Spragg, incoming commander, June 20 on Fort Huachuca's Chaffee Parade Field.

  • TF White Devil Soldier's versatility an asset to mission success

    Jun 30, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SWEENEY, Afghanistan - The sun-baked gravel on the landing zone of Forward Operating Base Sweeney appeared as lava stones in a sauna. The shaded connex gave a deceptive invitation of a more comfortable climate to work in. Entering the shade, however, the invitation proved to be nothing but a mirage. Drenched in sweat, Sgt. Fabricio Granados, an Oakland, Calif., native ignores the discomfort of the heat to count and distribute water to the thirsty, putting self-interest aside to serve a higher cause.

  • Fort Drum Memorial Plaque Marks Iraq War Service of Army Guard's 42nd Infantry Division

    Jun 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y.- The Iraq War veterans of the Army National Guard's historic 42nd Infantry Division, known as "The Rainbow Division" since it deployed to France in World War I, now have a memorial of their own to go with those that mark the division's service in World War I and World War II. The plaque, located at the New York Army National Guard Readiness Center at Fort Drum's "Old Post" commemorates the 42nd Infantry Division units that mobilized at the post in May 2004 to prepare for deployment to Iraq. A second monument will be unveiled at Fort Dix in September, to commemorate the 42nd Infantry Division support and aviation elements which mobilized there.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Fourth of July

    Jun 30, 2014

    This Independence Day, we celebrate our Nation's 238th birthday. For the men and women who serve our great country, whether as Soldiers, Civilians or Family members, this day reminds us that defending our Nation is a pursuit that requires persistent and disciplined commitment each and every day. It is more than just the birthday of our Nation, it is a day we celebrate freedom.

  • Freedom 6 Sends: Celebrating responsibly

    Jun 30, 2014

    Independence Day is cause for celebration, reflection

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade paratroopers rotate training forces

    Jun 30, 2014

    Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment jumped into Latvia with their combat equipment June 25, 2014, as the 173rd Airborne Brigade rotated units here for training during their unscheduled land forces exercise training alongside NATO allies.

  • AMHS cadets visit Normandy on 70th D-Day anniversary

    Jun 30, 2014

    The 9th Junior ROTC Battalion from Ansbach Middle High School returned earlier this month from Normandy where they participated in the 70th anniversary of D-Day commemorations.

  • Specialist sets Ten-Miler course record in Graf

    Jun 30, 2014

    Landstuhl's Caroline Jepleting decided to run on a whim and beat the competition by 7 minutes

  • Building a healthier Army with the Performance Triad

    Jun 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted its Army Performance Triad kickoff earlier this month inside The Exchange at Urlas, during which members of the Katterbach Army Health Clinic joined members from the Army Wellness Center Bavaria in Vilseck to offer their expertise and resources on site.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Division Run

    Jul 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division participated in a division fun run and a 5-kilometer run June 30, 2014, at Indian Head Field on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Now off to Kindergarten

    Jun 30, 2014

    A Pre-Kindergarten event was coordinated by Child Youth and School Services Child Development Center to congratulate 13 graduates at the R&R underground, Jun 13.

  • 108th Air Defense Artillery Soldiers receives patches

    Jun 30, 2014

  • Downed aircraft recovery team trains in Afghanistan

    Jun 30, 2014

    Twenty-two members of Task Force Raptor's downed aircraft recovery team strengthened their technical abilities and communication skills, while training on scrap vehicles on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2014.

  • ROK-US Strengthens Fire Readiness

    Jun 30, 2014

    In times with the rising interest of fire safety, USAG Yongsan fire department conducted a joint fire exercise with the soldiers of Combined Forces Command Service Support Group, June 12.

  • Autonomous vehicles to exploit capabilities of machines, Soldiers

    Jul 1, 2014

    Before long, Soldiers in tactical vehicles in the battle-space could get help from autonomous systems. In the future, some of those vehicles could even be completely driverless.

  • The Corps Environment - July 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    The Corps Environment is an online quarterly publication produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to highlight USACE environmental initiatives, issues, policies and technologies across the nation.

  • Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 3, 2014

    Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1, 2014.

  • American Soldiers host Bosnian EOD technicians

    Jun 30, 2014

    Bosnian Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops will observe Exercise Ravens Challenge, a joint and interagency exercise, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Area I Commander

    Jun 29, 2014

  • US Soldiers from PR contribute to success in Afghanistan

    Jun 29, 2014

    Bagram, Airfield, Afghanistan- Soldiers from the 941st Quartermaster Detachment, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, conducted unpacking, cleaning, repacking and bracing operations in support of the retrograde operations in Afghanistan, as part of the Central Command Materiel Reduction Element (CMRE), 26 June 2014.

  • U.S., Afghan forces partner to stop weapons from entering Afghanistan

    Jul 1, 2014

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, air assaulted into the Darwazgay Pass in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, in support of the Afghan National Army, June 23, 2013.

  • 42nd Infantry Division veterans mark 10-year anniversary of historic mobilization

    Jun 30, 2014

    On the 100th anniversary of the spark that began World War I, Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division, gathered at Fort Drum, New York, June 28, 2014, to mark their own historic 10-year commemoration of the unit's historic mobilization, in 2004.

  • Hill to take command of Corps' Southwestern Division, confirmed for brigadier general

    Nov 30, -0001

    Col. David C. Hill, who is slated to take command of the Southwestern Division, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Dallas in July, has been confirmed for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General by the United States Senate. Hill will take over leadership of the Southwestern Division in a ceremony here on July 24. The actual promotion date is yet to be determined but is normally several months after Senate confirmation.

  • Broncos' welcome new commander

    Jun 27, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, "Broncos," 25th Infantry Division, welcomed Col. Scott W. Kelly as the new brigade commander and said farewell to outgoing commander Col. Brian S. Eifler, during a change of command, here, today.

  • New command team takes over at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jun 27, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL Va. -- Lt. Col. David A. Meyer assumed command of Fort A.P. Hill during a brief ceremony at Beaverdam Field here today.

  • USMA cadets tackle valid Army training issue

    Jul 2, 2014

    The capstone project for four USMA cadets provided a real-life Army training issue, and the seniors answered with a viable solution.

  • BAMC cancer survivors celebrate in "50's style"

    Jun 27, 2014

    Brooke Army Medical Center held its 8th Annual Cancer Survivors "50's style" celebration at San Antonio Military Medical Center June 21.

  • A change of charter is just one new beginning for Tactical Mission Command

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Tactical Mission Command Change of Charter (TMC) marked the begninning of the new PM Mission Command, and included the addition of BCS3 logistics web apps to its portfolio.

  • South Korean troops participate in CBRN exercise

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea Army participated in Exercise Atropian Phoenix at Fort Irwin, California, this week.

  • District structural engineer visits STEM summer camp to talk about bridges

    Jun 27, 2014

    On the day some Tulsa-area middle school students learned about building bridges at their summer science camp, they benefited from a visit by a structural engineer who designs bridges.

  • Above the Best: Aviator flourishes on All-Army Triathlon Team

    Jun 30, 2014

    Second Lt. Justine Emge, D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, represented the Army, May 31, 2014, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, as she competed in the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship for the All-Army Triathlon Team.

  • Triathlon: Fort Rucker event tests 'Army Strong'

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker held its annual Army Strong Triathlon June 21 on West Beach at Lake Tholocco where competitors swam, biked and ran to show their prowess as triathletes.

  • Outdoor recreation offers variety of activities on Fort Rucker

    Jun 27, 2014

    Summer is in full swing, and Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of activities to keep people going throughout the season.

  • USAARL researcher's sensory science efforts make a difference

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Army uses all types of technology to better the Soldier, but that technology must start from somewhere, and one researcher at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory is making it his mission to make a difference.

  • Officials urge watchful eye on personal information

    Jun 27, 2014

    Although there are many ways to protect one's personally identifiable information, such as companies or organizations that will keep a watchful eye on PII, Fort Rucker officials want to remind people that responsibility still falls on the individual.

  • Post run highlights safety, health

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker leadership wants to highlight health and safety during the Fourth of July weekend and it's hosting a post run as a way to kick off the festivities.

  • NCOA instructor earns Order of Saint Michael

    Jun 27, 2014

    Before he said farewell to friends and coworkers, an NCO Academy instructor received the bronze Order of Saint Michael award June 20.

  • Silver Wings Band plans spectacular show for Freedom Fest

    Jun 27, 2014

    Freedom Fest is right around the corner with its enticing funnel cakes, bouncy houses and fireworks show, and the musical aspect of the day is warming up horns and drums to ensure the show is one to remember.

  • Espinosa assumes garrison CSM duties

    Jun 27, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel A. Espinosa Jr., assumed responsibility and authority as command sergeant major of the Fort Campbell Garrison from Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Bower in a rainy ceremony at the Garrison Headquarters, June 23.

  • McConville bids farewell to Soldiers, community

    Jun 27, 2014

    History added another page to 101st Airborne Division's rendezvous with destiny Friday morning, when the Screaming Eagles longest-serving commander handed the unit's storied colors to a new leader June 20.

  • Small business owners become familiar with government contracts

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Gordon's Mission and Installation Contracting Command held its first Acquisition Forecast Open House. The event was an opportunity for MICC officials to give small business owners advance notice of contracts the installation needs to fill in the coming months and years ahead.

  • NSRDEC holds textile industry day

    Jun 27, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (June 27, 2014) -- The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center held its first Textile Science and Technology Industry Day here June 24-25 in an effort to promote collaboration with its industry and academic partners in the textile field.

  • Huntsville Center helps customers identify measures to reduce energy, water consumption

    Jun 27, 2014

    With a proven track record of helping federal agencies and military installations identify successful ways to reduce energy and water consumption and increase efficiency, the Army Corps of Engineers' Energy Engineering Analysis Program (EEAP) has expanded its efforts to ensure USACE-owned civil works facilities are also as efficient as possible.

  • TJAG and DCP Sends Vol 39-01 (Jun 14 - Military Spouse Employment)

    Jul 7, 2014

  • New CG ready to lead Screaming Eagles

    Jun 27, 2014

    It is Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky's first week on the job as commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell. The Silver Star recipient and Princeton grad is not one to rest on his laurels, however, as he's spent the past few days crafting a plan for his tenure here.

  • Army North bids farewell to respected deputy CG

    Jun 27, 2014

    The U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) team said goodbye to one of its own June 26 during a tattoo ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. Maj. Gen. William Roy, deputy commanding general for Army North, is leaving the team to take command of Joint Task Force-Civil Support at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • Spc. Gregory P. Doty

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Gregory P. Doty, from Peekskill, N.Y., talks to a reporter with The Daily Voice, in Peekskill, about competing in the Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

  • iSalute: Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month graphic

    Jun 27, 2014

    iSalute: Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month graphic

  • Employee engineers adventure of Biblical proportions

    Jun 27, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2014) -- A Corps employee recently engineered an adventure of Biblical proportions, a 490-mile pilgrimage of "El Camino de Santiago," also known as the Camino Francés route, an ancient path that Christians worldwide retrace for spiritual renewal.

  • Exercise WA14 increases capacity, mutual respect

    Jun 27, 2014

    In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command's Exercise Western Accord 14 in Senegal to increase the capacity of ECOWAS to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy a rapid deployment force in response to a regional crisis. Western Accord 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S and western regional African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

  • Barriers break down at first-ever African Gender Integration Seminar

    Jun 27, 2014

    "The clock is ticking in the area of gender mainstreaming," said the Honourable Nahas Angula, the Namibian Minister of Defence. "A people united for a common goal shall be victorious." For the first time ever, seven African countries to include Bostwana, Malawi, Mozambique,Namibia, Senegal, Sierre Leon and Zambia, gathered on the continent to share ideas and best practices during the Regional Gender Mainstreaming Seminar.

  • Staff Sgt. Jeremy Maglott competes in the 2014 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 27, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J - Jeremy Maglott has known since he was young that he wanted to help people in any way that he could. His father was a firefighter and police officer for 35 years, inspiring Maglott to follow in his footsteps. "I've always had the desire to serve," he said.

  • Rochambeau 2014

    Jun 27, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.- Premier Trainers from First Army Division East teamed up with Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division during a NATO partnered Rochambeau 2014 exercise in France.

  • Red Cross office opens at Lyster

    Jun 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross recently opened an office inside Lyster Army Health Clinic for community members interested in volunteering at the clinic.

  • Lyster pharmacy increases formulary, capacity for retirees' prescriptions

    Jun 27, 2014

    Lyster Army Health Clinic's pharmacy has expanded its medication list over the past three years to better serve its retiree population and make filling prescriptions even easier.

  • Reasons your Primary Care Manager may change

    Jun 27, 2014

    If you have ever gotten a letter from your Military Treatment Facility stating that your Primary Care Manager has changed, you may have felt frustrated and upset about seeing a new doctor.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot Welcomes New Commander

    Jun 27, 2014

    Under a cloudy sky with Mount Grant and Walker Lake as the backdrops, the world's largest ammunition storage depot welcomed a new commanding officer Thursday morning, June 26.

  • 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Conducts Change of Command

    Jun 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. James C. McConville relinquished command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky during a change of command ceremony, June 20, 2014, at the division parade field here. The ceremony and passing of the division colors was presided over by Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • Senior civilians gain perspective from the top

    Jun 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- The Army's senior civilian executives don't wear military rank, but they are the equivalent of general officers at several levels. The U.S. Army Materiel Command gathered about 60 of those top leaders for a Civilian Senior Executive Leadership Forum here, June 19 -20.

  • On-the-spot corrections, it's our duty

    Jun 27, 2014

    One day on my way into the Fort Leonard Wood Post Office I ran into a sergeant in the Army Combat Uniform wearing earrings. With out hesitation I proceeded to make an on-the-spot correction; the response I received from the sergeant was that she did not know it was wrong to wear earrings while in ACUs. Once I entered the post office, I saw five other Soldiers and apparently none of them had made the correction.

  • Sustainment System Mission Command retires, moves logistics to the web

    Jun 27, 2014

    The S2MC charter retired, moving existing BCS3 capabilities into sustainment to transition all BCS3 capabilities to the web.

  • Army Medicine in Europe reaches out to German partners

    Jun 27, 2014

    Partnership was the word of the day as members of Army Medicine in Europe met with their counterparts from the Bundeswehr Medical Service at the latter's headquarters June 26.

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