Archive: Jun 2014

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  • Polish, Canadian, U.S. paratroopers conduct combined airfield seizure

    Jul 1, 2014

    Paratroopers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, Poland's 6th Airborne Brigade, and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conducted training in Poland, June 11, 2014, on airfield seizures.

  • A fest for every occasion

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fests of all sorts reign in Bavaria. Learn what to expect at your next event

  • Saenz says good-bye to the 'best garrison in the Army'

    Jun 27, 2014

    Garrison commander shares his lessons learned from leading largest garrison outside continental U.S.

  • LTF North readies for relocation

    Jun 27, 2014

    A hot, dry wind blew across the 63 acres that make up 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion's Logistics Task Force North on Camp John Pratt just days before the site will be vacated. The move is in line with the evolving mission of the LTF and right-sizing the battalion and its subordinate units.

  • 70th BSB Mentorship Run

    Jun 26, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Female Soldiers from 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in the battalion mentorship run June 27, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was organized to build esprit de corps among the Soldiers.

  • Korean interns tour Busan's USNS Red Cloud and Pier 8

    Jun 26, 2014

    Interns across Area IV toured the base of Military Sealift Command Office, Korea at Pier 8 in Busan and U.S. Navy ship Red Cloud on June 23. Forty-four interns who work in each section of the 19th ESC and United States Army Garrison Daegu and other unit learned the mission of the MSCO-Korea and USNS Red Cloud.

  • Tripler Soldiers bring realism to RIMPAC

    Jul 1, 2014

    Stepping into a temporarily re-purposed conference room at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), June 25, 2014, you might think you've accidentially stumbled into the special effects department of a horror movie set.

  • 4th MEB welcomes new commander

    Jun 30, 2014

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Col. Antonio "Andy" Munera took the reins of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, June 25 at Gammon Field.

  • June 26 newsletter

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Army Wellness Center Stars arrive

    Jun 26, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Army Wellness Centers promote, enhance, and sustain healthy lifestyles to improve the overall well being of Soldiers, Family members, and DOD civilians and contractors through integrated and standardized programs and services. AWC staff members take into account all of an individual's physical, psychological and social circumstances when providing services. A holistic approach is needed to fully assess the whole person. The AWC Core Program includes a Health Assessment Review, Physical Fitness, Healthy Nutrition, Stress Management, General Wellness Education and Tobacco Education.

  • Baltimore FEB recognizes APG Soldiers, civilians

    Jun 26, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldiers and civilians enhanced the installation's reputation as a center of excellence in technical as well as non-technical arenas during the annual Excellence in Federal Career awards presentations held in Baltimore in May.

  • KHPC, FBCH offer tips to avoid heat injuries

    Jun 26, 2014

    Community members learned about the dangers of high heat and overexertion and ways to prevent heat related injuries and illnesses, at the Kawamura Human Performance Center during a training class, June 18. Representatives from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and physical fitness trainers from KHPC facilitated the event.

  • Command team breaks ground for resilience obstacle course

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir's command team; members of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation leadership; and construction contractor officials broke ground at Graves Fitness Center, Monday to mark the building of the Resilience Obstacle Course. The project, coordinated by USAG Fort Belvoir Headquarters Battalion to support Fort Belvoir and the U. S. Army resilience centered fitness and training program, will be completed by Northeast Construction, Inc. under the leadership of David Cheon, NCi president; Scott S. Lee, NCi vice president; and David Lussier, project manager.

  • Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation honors 6 with 2nd Bar Mitzvah

    Jun 26, 2014

    It's a coveted rite of passage, signifying that one has lived a full life of 70 years from the time they first came of age in the Jewish faith. Nowhere was that more true than at the Fort Belvoir Chapel, June 23, as six distinguished senior citizens -- including four World War II veterans -- from the Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation received their second Bar Mitzvah.

  • Potomac Nationals hosts appreciation night for military Families

    Jun 26, 2014

    Dexter Manley said it was the least we can collectively do to honor our servicemembers and their Families for their tremendous efforts on America's behalf. The former standout Washington Redskins defensive end and two-time Super Bowl champion echoed the thoughts of many of the estimated crowd of 4,500 on hand at Pfitzner Stadium as the Potomac Nationals hosted Military Appreciation Night, Sunday.

  • Joint communications interoperability critical to warfighters

    Jun 27, 2014

    The Army, along with its sister services, allies and first responders from across the country tested lines of communications during a month-long Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Chaplain Downrange: Daily Ministry with the Troops

    Jun 27, 2014

    Chaplain (Capt.) Andrea Baker describes her daily routine of ministry and counseling as a battalion chaplain in Afghanistan.

  • Long-time PAO, Soldier retires from service

    Jun 26, 2014

    Don Carr has been in Army public affairs for 42 years, 21 of them as an enlisted journalist and public affairs noncommissioned officer. He has served in just about every facet of Army Public Affairs, from unit-level to Headquarters Department of the Army. Carr is a former chief of Army newspapers and director at Army News and was editor of 11 Army, command information, papers and publications. After retiring from active duty, he returned to Army Public Affairs in civil service in 1993 and was editor of the Belvoir Eagle from March 1993 to 1995. He then became the command information chief at Belvoir's Public Affairs Office and was eventually named director of public affairs, Fort Belvoir, in February 2001.

  • Crane Army Celebrates Army Birthday with Local Vets

    Jun 26, 2014

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity joined the informal yet regularly scheduled meeting of the Newberry Old Veterans group at the Greene County General Hospital cafeteria June 26 for a cake-cutting celebration of the Army's 239th Birthday.

  • Health, safety day offers fun, knowledge

    Jun 26, 2014

    Maj. Eric Hall figured there was no sense in waiting, so he and his wife packed the kids in the car for a Family outing at the "Health and Safety Day" at the Fort Belvoir Exchange, June 21.

  • OSACOM welcomes new commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Operational Support Airlift Command welcomed a new leader and bid adieu to its outgoing one during a change of command ceremony at the B.C. Walsh Hangar at Davison Army Airfield, June 19. Lt. Col. David R. Doran assumed command from Lt. Col. James D. Willson, taking charge of a critical command that operates 120 fixed-wing aircraft in all 54 states and territories in support of the Department of Defense.

  • Fort Belvoir welcomes new Garrison Commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Wednesday outside the garrison headquarters building. Col. Michelle D. Mitchell assumed command from Col. Gregory D. Gadson.

  • Asking the hard questions

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind -- accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers … I know my Soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own." These lines from The Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer emphasize one major leadership concept Soldiers begin learning upon arrival at Basic Combat Training -- looking after each other. Sometimes ensuring a Soldier's overall well-being means leaders and battle buddies must go the extra mile and even dive into sensitive subjects headfirst if they sense something may be wrong.

  • 20th CBRNE Command working closely with deployed units

    Jun 26, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) Command continues its quest toward seamless integration with deployed units during exercises held at the National Training Center here June 23.

  • CERDEC team supports Army-wide effort to modernize crypto devices

    Jul 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 26, 2014) -- Army engineers are working to bring legacy cryptographic devices into the 21st century, saving time, money and effort on behalf of the user.

  • Soldier Show 'stands strong' at Eustis

    Jul 1, 2014

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - The U.S. Army is known for loyalty, honor, courage and integrity -- values that each and every Soldier must possess to "Stand Strong" and help create a more resilient force.

  • Jazz Ambassadors Swing Despite Weather

    Jun 26, 2014

    An earlier tornado threat did not stop the U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors from giving an impressive performance of jazz standards, original compositions and patriotic songs.

  • The Army Lawyer - May 2014

    Jul 7, 2014

    The May 2014 issue of the Army Lawyer is now available.

  • New Supplement to the 2012 MCM (Military Rules of Evidence)

    Jul 7, 2014

    On 17 June 2014, the new Supplement to the 2012 MCM (Military Rules of Evidence) was published on the Army Publishing Directorate website. The Supplement to the 2012 Edition of the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) is a complete revision of the Military Rules of Evidence (Mil. R. Evid.). On 15 May 2013, the President signed Executive Order 13643 implementing the 2013 Amendments to the MCM. This Exec. Order completely replaces Part III (Mil. R. Evid.) of the MCM. The Mil. R. Evid. were amended to conform to the Federal Rules of Evidence.

  • Soldiers recharge at 'org' day

    Jun 26, 2014

    The 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery, the "Lethal Strike" Battalion Soldiers spent an 'O Day' relaxing with family and friends.

  • Cooks support street breakfast

    Jun 26, 2014

    COLORADO SPRINGS -- At 1 a.m., heat filled the spaces in Fort Carson's mobile kitchens. Within a couple of hours, the aroma of pancakes and eggs permeated the air in preparation for the 54th annual Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast in downtown Colorado Springs, June 18. Fort Carson cooks, led by Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Geier, food service adviser, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, volunteered to serve more than 7,000 community members of Colorado Springs.

  • Army-sponsored research produces first-of-its kind 3-D models of a president

    Jun 27, 2014

    The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies was part of a Smithsonian-led team that created 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama. The portraits include a digital and 3-D printed bust and life mask. Both were on display at the first ever White House Maker Faire on June 18.

  • Temblador captures ACC Best Warrior title

    Jul 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-The Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior competition proved to be more of a marathon than a sprint as Staff Sgt. Eliud Temblador, bested 11 others to capture the title here.

  • Slideshow: Fort Jackson Victory Week

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and family members from across the installation were invited to participate in Victory Week activities June 19 and 20. The events included a postwide run, an ironman physical fitness competition, a free concert by country artist James Otto, an aerial assault demonstration during Basic Combat Training Graduation, a combat assault course competition as well as sporting events.

  • Run, Run, Run as fast as you can

    Jun 26, 2014

    Health and team building was the theme of the Responders Race to Wellness run hosted by the United States Army Air Operations Group at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army recognizes NCOs during Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 26, 2014

    Audience members from across the country joined their host Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler for Twilight Tattoo a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • SMDC announces Best Warriors

    Sep 22, 2014

    The winners of the 2014 USASMDC/ARSTRAT Best Warrior Competition are Staff Sgt. Brian D. Hester and Pvt. 1st Class Chase M. Teats.

  • Victory Week events put focus on team work

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and family members from across the installation were invited to participate in Victory Week activities June 19 and 20.

  • Davidson confirmed by Senate for second star

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today, Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 25 for promotion to the rank of major general.

  • Installation Undergoes Antiterrorism Exercise

    Jun 26, 2014

    It took just seconds for "armed terrorists" to storm Murphy Field House and take control of the facility and the dozens of patrons inside. But through partnerships with a plethora of local emergency services and law enforcement agencies, the installation defused the staged hostage-taking scenario on June 17.

  • 75th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    The German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency was awarded to 31 Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, and the 75th Field Artillery Brigade.

  • Unit assumes quick response mission at Fort Sill

    Jun 26, 2014

    The 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery effectively took over the Fires Center of Excellence mission to operate a three-platoon quick reaction force (QRF) for the Lawton-Fort Sill region.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command announces winners in 'Best Warrior' competition

    Jun 30, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command put their skills, stamina and knowledge to the test this week during ASC's 2014 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Missile Defense Brigade Soldier inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jun 30, 2014

    Few have the honor of being inducted into the heralded club named after the most decorated Army Soldier in World War II, Sergeant Audie Murphy.

  • USO volunteers spend time giving back to Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2014

    A force of 102 registered volunteers fuel the Fort Leonard Wood USO.

  • Slideshow: Training lens

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment navigate obstacles and practice teamwork at the beginning of Basic Combat Training.

  • Natural bodybuilding is the healthy way

    Jun 26, 2014

    Fort Jackson's fourth annual FMWR Natural Bodybuilding, Physique and Figure Competition is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday at the Solomon Center. Admission is free.

  • CYSS launches summer program

    Jun 27, 2014

    Child, Youth and School Services staff and volunteers from the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands greeted Fort Jackson parents and youth at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School June 16, to launch their summer youth program.

  • 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion welcomes new Commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany--The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion welcomed its new commander, Lt. Col. Daryl (Gwen) Devera-Waden during a change of command ceremony here June 20.

  • Fort Jackson July 4 celebration scheduled

    Jun 30, 2014

    Fort Jackson's annual celebration of America's independence, the "Torchlight Tattoo," is scheduled for 8 p.m., July 4, at Hilton Field.

  • FLW Instructors of the Year honored

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood honored 16 instructors who competed against their peers and earned the "Instructor of the Year" award for fiscal year 2013 in Lincoln Hall Auditorium June 18.

  • Training brigades come together to bridge gap

    Jun 26, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is known for its unique training opportunities, but students aren't the only ones learning

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers honor fallen comrade's promise

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers dressed in full Army Dress Blues filled the front seats of Mountain View High School, graduation ceremony in El Paso, Texas, June 7, 2014. As Lluvia Loeza's name was called, the Soldiers rose to their feet and each rendered a salute.

  • Nashville District awards contract to rehabilitate three Center Hill Dam hydropower units

    Jun 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District awarded a $47.25 million dollar contract yesterday to Voith Hydro, Inc., to rehabilitate three hydropower units at the Center Hill Dam Powerhouse in Lancaster, Tenn.

  • Harrison selected for second star

    Jun 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison is getting promoted. The Army Contracting Command commanding general's promotion to major general received Senate confirmation June 25 as part of the Army's Fiscal Year 14 Major General, Army Competitive Category, Promotion Selection List.

  • Rockers to jam at Fort Sill July 5

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown promise to turn up their show so Soldiers can switch off and enjoy the Fourth of July weekend.

  • Fort Leonard Wood rocks earthquake exercise

    Jun 26, 2014

    More than 200 years ago, the strongest earthquake to hit the United States was centered in Missouri, and on June 17 and 18, Fort Leonard Wood personnel conducted an exercise to better prepare if the New Madrid Fault were to flex its might again.

  • Army North welcomes new battalion command team

    Jun 27, 2014

    U.S. Army North said farewell to its battalion commander and welcomed a new battalion command team June 25 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion held a combined change of command and change of responsibility ceremony at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center.

  • A Soldiers' guide to Ramadan

    Jun 27, 2014

    The holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity for Muslims. As they prepare to observe the practices of Ramadan, Soldiers stationed in the Middle East must be mindful of how their actions may be perceived by Muslims during this time.

  • ACC, ECC receive Army Superior Unit awards

    Jun 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command have each been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award.

  • FA battalion hones skills on New Mexico range

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery spent June 7-27 in the open deserts of southeastern New Mexico at the Dona Ana Range Complex of Fort Bliss training to retain their status as one of the most up-to-date and highly trained field artillery units in the Army.

  • Army Wellness Center on the horizon at Lee

    Jun 26, 2014

    photo caption: Cory Erhard, Army Wellness Center director and Joann Ward-Brown, AWC health educator frame the banner announcing the Kenner Army Health Clinic, Fort Lee Garrison and Combined Arms Command led project. The opening of the Fort Lee Army Wellness Center is set for later this summer. (Photo by Tereasa Wade)

  • Riverfest draws thousands to Alexandria Bay

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 6,000 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and their Family Members took a day off to enjoy Riverfest at one of northern New York's most picturesque areas -- Alexandria Bay.

  • 30th ADA Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    Col. Jim Payne took command of the 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Col. Michael Simley during a change of command ceremony June 24 at Fort Sill's Polo Field.

  • SecArmy McHugh speaks at 59th CASA conference

    Jul 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke to 68 civilian aides to the secretary of the Army about the future of the Army during the 59th annual CASA conference, June 24, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • Musical to Medical -- Soldier prepares for transition into new career, civilian life

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sgt. 1st Class Audrey Gomez wears many hats. A wife, mother of two and a member of the 10th Mountain Division Band, Gomez spends a great deal of time planning her day to ensure that she can fit in time for everything -- practicing her clarinet, scheduling and coordinating band events and shuttling her 9-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son to baseball practice.

  • SMA honors NCOs, 'backbone of Army,' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 3, 2014

    Non-commissioned officers are the "glue for our Army and are the key to our success," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said, as he honored NCOs at a Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Wednesday.

  • Org Day

    Jun 26, 2014

    SMDC Colorado Springs, Colo., employees take a break for Organization Day June 20.

  • Leaders meet women Soldiers, talk new job openings

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- As the secretary of the Army announced 33,000 positions that were previously closed to women are now open, a group of leaders met with Soldiers at Fort Sill to provide support and offer advice on integrating women into those roles. A panel consisting of women who have created their own paths in their respective careers as a field artillery major, retired field artillery command sergeant major, field artillery captain and an air defense artillery first sergeant shared their guidance June 18 in Kerwin Auditorium inside Snow Hall.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians learn life saving

    Jun 26, 2014

    Ten Soldiers and civilians from the 412th participated in Automated External Defibrillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training, a three hour training course and are certified to perform CPR and use the AED for two years. According to the 412th safety manager, Charlie Foreman, this training was important so the 412th is prepared in the case of an incident.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team senior leaders rely on each other during Commando Avalanche

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 300 2nd Brigade Combat Team senior leaders making up 28 teams pooled their knowledge and experience to complete tasks at six stations during Commando Avalanche last week.

  • The Underdog

    Jun 26, 2014

    School's out, and this one man takes off his graduation cap and puts on a patrol cap. Another chapter in this young man's life begins. Being raised to help people, whether offering advice to his wrestling team or joining the Knights of Columbus through his church, this upstanding 19-year-old chooses to help another way and steps into the recruiting office.

  • Reynolds ER transitions to urgent care July 1

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Reynolds Army Community Hospital will transition its emergency department to an urgent care service July 1. This change is because of the low volume of life, limb or eyesight-related medical emergencies that are seen at the hospital. In fiscal 2013, 99 percent of the care provided by RACH's emergency room was not of an emergency nature, in other words, care that could have been provided by urgent care services.

  • Sill medical focuses on men's health

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- There has been a lot of talk about health issues in the civilian and military populations. Many people believe that overall, community health standards are improving, but statistics show otherwise. Women's health has improved after decades of focus on female health issues. The same can't be said for men's health.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit welcomes new commander

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians, friends and family members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) welcomed a new commander on Tuesday to the 'Home of Champions.' Lt. Col. Bret Tecklenburg assumed command from Lt. Col. Don King Jr. at the unit's Ceremony Hill located adjacent to Pool Range Complex. King, who commanded the unit for two years, is headed to the John. F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School as the executive officer to the commanding general.

  • Military Careers Course

    Jun 26, 2014

    Military Career Pathways 101 brought together South Carolina educators, teachers, counselors, and administers to learn about military careers and military life. The course is designed so that participants earn continuing education units (CEUs).

  • Ribbon cutting celebrates opening of Reece Crossings

    Jun 26, 2014

    The first three buildings and clubhouse of Corvias Military Living's Reece Crossings officially opened June 18 during a ceremony outside the complex.

  • Service Over Celebrity: Large ballpark dedicated to fallen WWII hero

    Jun 26, 2014

  • 344th MP Co. changes command

    Nov 30, -0001

    MIDDLETON, Conn. - The 344th Military Police Company of the U.S. Army Reserve held a change of command ceremony June 22 at the Major General Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, Connecticut.

  • Medics train with medevac unit

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Fort Drum Soldiers receive enthusiastic welcome home

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After spending more than 24 hours in the air, crossing nine time zones and having their arrival date change 13 times, more than 200 Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), returned to Fort Drum in the past week after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Medics train with medevac unit

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Spartan Brigade receives enthusiastic welcome home

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Without any time to study, Soldier relies on combat experience to push through Best Warrior Competit

    Nov 30, -0001

    When Staff Sgt. James Thornton reported to Fort Jackson for his battalion's Best Warrior competition, he got a surprise. "Where's all your stuff? You're competing!" they told him. Originally, that wasn't the plan. He thought he was coming to serve as cadre: to help run the weapon qualification range as the safety officer.

  • Shaved Friends

    Jun 26, 2014

    A friendly weekend competition ended in two shaved heads and over $5,000 raised for Relay for Life 2014!

  • Army sweeps 55th Interservice Pistol Championships

    Jun 27, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gave the Army both the individual and team championships at the 55th Interservice Pistol Championships.

  • Secretary Harvey tours CASCOM, explores training, troop transitions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a June 13 visit by John Harvey Jr., Virginia Secretary for Veteran's Affairs and Homeland Security.

  • Physical Readiness Enhancement Training (PRET) teaches more than just a push up

    Jun 26, 2014

    Two companies of drill sergeants and support personnel descended upon Fort McCoy, Wis., as cadre for the Army Reserve's 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Physical Readiness Enhancement Training (PRET) Camp, June 14-26.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team trains with National Guard in Virginia

    Jun 26, 2014

    Paratroopers with 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division kicked off exportable Combat Training Capability rotation 14-01 by jumping into Fort Pickett in the middle of the night, June 6.

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Mock Food Riot during Western Accord 14

    Jun 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers approach a mock village as part of a situational training exercise during Western Accord 14, June 24. Western Accord 14 is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored, U.S. Army Africa-hosted annual joint training and partnership exercise between the U.S. and Economic Community of West Africa States, which is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout Western Africa.

  • Transferring 'D-FEND ALL' technology

    Jun 26, 2014

    Nonthermal processing comprises a number of innovative technologies that provide alternatives for traditional heat for food preservation.

  • Jordanian Army battalion transfers authority in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Jordanian Army's 3rd (Princess Basma) Mechanized Infantry Battalion, "Task Force 222/J," finished its six-month mission and handed off to the 1st (Prince Hussein) Mech. Inf. Bn., during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 25, 2014.

  • Vice chief nominated as new ISAF commander

    Jun 27, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell received a presidential nomination to serve as commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

  • Army sustainment as part of Doctrine 2015

    Jun 26, 2014

    This article provides an overview of the newly published field manuals for the sustainment warfighting function.

  • Army researchers practice science with empathy at Alda workshop

    Jun 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory looks at ways to help scientists communicate basic and applied science with creative, but truthful storytelling. The lab will host quarterly "Communicating Science" workshops.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jul 11, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.

  • Columbia River dredging begins

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start dredging operations in the lower Columbia River in July. The dredging is part of the Corps' annual river maintenance intended to keep the federal navigation channel safe for commercial shipping.

  • World War II nurse returns to Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 25, 2014

    Martha Meers Moyer landed in Normandy in 1944, four days after D-Day. On Friday, she shared her experiences as an Army nurse during World War II with members of the Army Nurse Corps at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • ASC Best Warrior competition winners to be announced at today's awards ceremony

    Jun 26, 2014

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