Archive: Jun 2014

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  • Paratroopers learn field sanitation best practices

    Jun 20, 2014

    No matter the condition, the U.S. military finds a way to train while providing a clean and healthy environment to its forces on the ground. That mission has been left to the guys that the military cannot complete its mission without.

  • PRSA Houston recognizes USACE Galveston District with six Excalibur Awards; Awarded Grand Excalibur

    Jun 23, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 20, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District was recognized with six awards at the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter's 2014 Excalibur Awards Gala in Houston last night.

  • Team USA and host nation Team Kuwait battle it out

    Jun 20, 2014

  • 1/25th SBCT Change of Command

    Jun 20, 2014

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held a Change of Command ceremony June 19 at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • TARDEC 30-Year Strategy

    Jul 3, 2014

    TARDEC's 30-Year Strategy provides an overarching framework to develop, integrate and sustain advanced manned and autonomy-enabled ground system capabilities for the Current and Future Force.

  • Battalion Soldiers challenged in unit competition

    Jun 20, 2014

    Soldiers with 551st Signal Battalion participated in their quarterly Patriot Challenge June 13 at Barton Field. Companies within the battalion competed in several events to receive points toward an overall score to determine the battalions' Patriot Company of the Quarter.

  • Augusta, Ga., community leaders experience life in Army boots

    Jun 20, 2014

    Community leaders traded their business suits for Army Combat Uniforms, their briefcases for rucksacks, and stepped out of their offices and homes onto a military training field for a two-day experience as a U.S. Army Soldier during an event at Fort Gordon.

  • Class teaches parents to focus on self, not child

    Jun 20, 2014

    There are thousands of parenting books covering an array of topics, but the vast majority focus on children. Hal Runkel's book "ScreamFree Parenting" challenges parents to reconsider this focus. Scream-free parenting is an entirely different concept from putting kids first. They look at it from the perspective of in order to be a highly effective parent, you have to put yourself first.

  • Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii

    Jun 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion met tears, hugs, and kisses from their friends and families, June 20, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, after completing a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Corps worker accepts appointment to local AUSA board

    Jun 20, 2014

  • Army honors STEM competition winners, volunteers

    Jun 20, 2014

    Student achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recognized today at the 12th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • The 4th Brigade Combat Team welcomes new Patriot Command Team

    Jun 20, 2014

    The Patriot Brigade held its change of command ceremony June 19, 2014, saying farewell to Col. Mario Diaz and Command Sgt. Maj. Noe Salinas, a command team who led them to war and back. The ceremony also welcomed a new chapter to the brigade's story with Col. Guy Jones and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi.For more photos, visit our Flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/97780128@N02/sets/72157644856692047

  • Vet technicians protect consumers from food-borne illnesses

    Jun 20, 2014

    Taking care of animals is only half of Fort Gordon Veterinary Services' main responsibilities. The other is taking care of people -- by way of food safety.

  • WSMR celebrates Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 23, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range celebrated the Army's 239th Birthday and Flag Day with a ceremony that commemorated the Army and the American Flag's rich history, June 12 in front of the Commander's headquarters.

  • USARCENT uses ministry forum to partner with community

    Jun 20, 2014

    As the Army and the battlefield continue to transition, Soldiers are faced with more stress in life than ever before. As a result, chaplains continue to be called upon to act as everything from marriage counselor to career advisor to spiritual therapist. Fortunately, local agencies are partnering with Army chaplains to help minister and care for Soldiers and their families.

  • NSSC This Week

    Jun 20, 2014

  • McHugh reduces retirement benefits of convicted general

    Jun 24, 2014

    Jeffery Sinclair, who currently holds the rank of Brigadier General, will be retired at the rank of lieutenant colonel. This is the first time the Army has reduced a retiring general officer by two ranks in a decade.

  • Making Army systems easier to use

    Jun 24, 2014

    The Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, brought together Army officials and defense industry representatives on June 18-19 at Fort Eustis to talk about future needs of training and education.

  • Unmanned vehicle demo showcases leap-ahead technology

    Jun 20, 2014

    Working closely with Lockheed Martin and a conglomeration of Army technology, acquisition, and user community stakeholders, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) successfully demonstrated an unmanned military convoy Jan. 14 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army training, technology evolving

    Jun 23, 2014

    Army officials discussed the Future Holistic Training Environment -- Live/Synthetic at the Training and Education 2025 and Beyond Industry Forum, held June 18-19, 2014, at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

  • William Harryman, presents Male Survivors of Sexual Assault to Fort Huachuca Unit Victims

    Jun 20, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - William Harryman, MSC, NCC, MS presents Male Survivors of Sexual Assault to Fort Huachuca Unit Victim Advocates.

  • Engineering camp visits Keystone Dam

    Jun 20, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. -- A summer camp focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM careers, visited Keystone Dam to learn about the types of career opportunities offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently.

  • Soldier Show focuses on Army values through song

    Jun 20, 2014

    A tribute to Francis Scott Key and his writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" set the patriotic tone for this year's Army Solider Show.

  • Army announces 33,000 positions now available to women

    Jun 23, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army profession.

  • Fort Meade, AUSA celebrate 239th Army birthday

    Jun 20, 2014

    Several generations of Soldiers, ranging from World War II to present day service members, came together June 12 to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • USARAF-hosted Exercise Western Accord 14 kicks-off in Senegal

    Jun 20, 2014

    Thiès, Senegal- United States and Senegal Soldiers get to know each other and share some laughs before the kick-off of Exercise Western Accord 14', June 12. Exercise Western Accord is a partnership exercise between the United States, Senegal, France, Netherlands and other partner nations, which is designed to increase interoperability between military forces and ensure the common ability to conduct peace operations throughout Western Africa.

  • Contracting officials seek market research for Army advertising

    Jun 20, 2014

    Contracting officials here are conducting market research to gather information on capabilities and business practices to provide a full range of advertising services for the Army.

  • June 19, 2014 -- SecArmy remarks at Pentagon Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 24, 2014

  • Mustangs certify on 120 mm mortar system to support reconnaissance operations

    Jun 20, 2014

  • NETCOM G5 retires, next step -- teaching math

    Jun 20, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - A combined retirement and retreat ceremony was held in front of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command headquarters, Greely Hall, June 10, as the Army said farewell to a Soldier with 30 years of service to the Army and the nation.

  • Careers

    Jun 20, 2014

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is fully committed to supporting the warfighter. In order to fulfill our mission requirements we need a strong and ready civilian workforce. As a government employer, TARDEC offers an attractive benefit package that includes: flexible work schedule, health and life insurance, retirement plan, accrued paid annual/sick leave, professional development training and educational tuition assistance programs for qualified employees. For United States citizens able to successfully complete a full background check, there are several employment avenues to consider when joining the TARDEC team. We offer several choices of career paths, each aligned to help meet your career development goals. Opportunities can include: engineer and scientist positions, Pathways Intern and Recent Graduates, Summer Hire, and the SMART Scholarship Program.

  • 309th MI Bn. welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 20, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Holding onto their belongings, Soldiers, Families and members from surrounding communities welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Roman as the newest member of the 309th MI Bn. team and bid farewell to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Julie Guerra.

  • Change of Command starts anew with one, says farewell to another

    Jun 20, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Lt. Col. Jaren Price, outgoing commander, passed the guidon to Col. Richard Monnard, brigade commander, 111th MI Brigade., who then passed it to Lt. Col. Candice Frost, incoming commander, during the event, representing a symbolic transfer of leadership.

  • USACE tackles demolition work for Europe transformation

    Jun 20, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Turns out, building and renovation aren't the only things going on at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. The military agency responsible for design and construction of major facilities for U.S. forces across Europe and Africa also is engaged in an active controlled-demolition program.

  • SHARP

    Jun 20, 2014

  • MCAHC Hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at Joint Base Langley - Eustis

    Jun 20, 2014

    McDonald Army Health Center hosts 239th Army Birthday Ball at the Fort Eustis Club located Joint Base Langley - Eustis

  • Father, son reunite during Combined Resolve II

    Jun 23, 2014

    Son receives battlefield tips from father during chance encounter

  • WTB-E gets new commander, unit awards on same day

    Jun 20, 2014

    June 18 was a big day for the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe. Not only did a new commander come on board, but the unit also received two prestigious awards to boot.

  • U.S., African physicians conduct training in Chad

    Jun 20, 2014

    In partnership with the Chad Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa and a team of Army medical professionals conducted Medical Readiness Training Exercise 14-5 at the Hospital Military D'Instruction (HMI) in N'Djamena, Chad, June 2-12.

  • Stoney Run II builds US-UK signal strength

    Jun 20, 2014

    The 44th ESB and UK's 30th Signal Regiment test signal system interoperability during Exercise Stoney Run II

  • IMCOM takes proactive approach to customer service

    Jun 20, 2014

    Army Strong means striving to provide the utmost in care to the entire community

  • Hagel, German defense minister discuss NATO, Iraq

    Jun 20, 2014

    Top military leaders address strengthening collective security

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday as they watched 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," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • 20th CBRNE Command hones capabilities during exercise

    Jun 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army's sole formation dedicated to combating the full range of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive threats facing our nation is honing its mission command capabilities during a nation-wide training exercise this week, in Maryland, Texas, and California.

  • Mentoring, helping, Area I Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    Taking time with troops central to approach of Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick M. Quirk

  • A Relic to Relish: Army birthday celebration features an unusual sword

    Jun 23, 2014

    As Army birthday week draws to a close, the team at the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) paused to recognize the professionalism of Soldiers and civilians who support the Army acquisition mission and 239 years of service to the nation at a cake cutting ceremony here.

  • 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan

    Jun 20, 2014

    Current service members, World War II veterans, and community leaders honored the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Saipan by attending a parade and a wreath-laying commemoration ceremony held at American Memorial Park in Saipan June 15.

  • Boulder recognizes 4th CAB flood efforts

    Jun 19, 2014

    BOULDER, Colo. -- The humming of helicopter blades drowns out all other noise as emotions run high for crewmembers of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade as they gently descended to the ground at the Boulder Municipal Airport. Saturday marked the first time the 4th CAB members returned to Boulder since providing flood rescue and relief flights to the surrounding community members. The 4th CAB and the Colorado National Guard crews were recognized during an Airport Day Flood Rescue Appreciation ceremony at Boulder Municipal Airport, June 14.

  • Weekend-long TAPS Good Grief Camp Out reaches out to Gold Star Families

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp Out welcomed 30 children ages 6-17 to the Parrie Haynes Ranch, in Killeen, Texas, June 12-14, 2014.

  • June 19 newsletter

    Jun 19, 2014

  • NVG training returns to 58th Transportation Battalion

    Jun 19, 2014

    Company C, 58th Transportation Battalion, has reintroduced night vision goggles, or NVG, familiarization into their Field Training Exercises as part of 3rd Chemical Brigade's move to more expeditionary-based training.

  • AMRDEC hosts first Junior Solar Sprint competition

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center hosted the first annual Junior Solar Sprint competition in May. The Junior Solar Sprint challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design, build and race high-performance solar electric vehicles.

  • Construction begins for Prime Power course

    Jun 19, 2014

    Construction crews are working on a new training area around the U.S. Army Prime Power School building -- the home of the new Power Line Distribution Course-U4.

  • Lyster pharmacy increases formulary, capacity for retirees' prescriptions

    Jun 19, 2014

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

  • Diamond duel: Plug Uglies take down Dustoff, 15-4

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's intramural softball season is well under way and teams are fighting for a shot at the championship, and the Plug Uglies have the crown in their sights.

  • Leadership Missouri class 2014 tours Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Leadership Missouri Class of 2014 spent Friday learning more about the Army by touring Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Written in Stone: Museum places bricks to recognize contributions

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers -- past, present and future -- who want to immortalize their contribution to Army Aviation, or others who'd simply like to see their names etched in stone at the U.S Army Aviation Museum, are invited to purchase commemorative bricks that are featured on a new walkway at the museum's entrance.

  • USAARL hosts area youth in summer program

    Jun 19, 2014

    There are many ways for children to learn, whether it's in the classroom or at home, but the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory provides a platform for children to learn through interaction and hands-on experience.

  • Gunnery Branch hosts target demonstration

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Gunnery Branch recently updated its gunnery manual to include new requirements regarding maritime and overwater training.

  • Officials give community a voice through survey

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Community Health Promotion Council is giving the community a voice by hosting a needs assessment survey, and there is still time for people to submit their opinions.

  • Army Emergency Relief raises more than $122,000

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker once again proved it knows how to give to those in need as the local 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign closed after raising more than $122,000.

  • Teamwork, collaboration lead to success

    Jun 19, 2014

    Many installations struggle towards a successful relationship between those who want to sustain or enhance natural resources and those who consume or have a direct impact on the training lands.

  • Engineers celebrate 239th birthday

    Jun 20, 2014

    In observance of the 239th U.S. Army Engineer birthday, engineers at Fort Leonard Wood celebrated Monday with a regimental run and ended with a muster.

  • Author, expert, survivor shares experience with garrison workforce

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to improve its efficiency, whether it's the best way to train Aviators or use resources wisely, and the recent Garrison Planning Forum served as a valuable tool to help the installation improve its workforce.

  • Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers showed up in droves June 13 to welcome the new commander of the Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron.

  • Fort Jackson athlete reaches for the Skyy

    Jun 19, 2014

    One of Fort Jackson's own was selected to represent South Carolina in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey, this week.

  • 1-13th Avn. Regt. welcomes new command team

    Jun 19, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Swift and Deadly unit June 13.

  • Pakistan's Chairman lays wreath in Arlington

    Jun 19, 2014

    Gen. Rashad Mahmood, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • 5th AR train MP company on detainee ops

    Jun 19, 2014

    MCGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- As part of the rigorous Detainee Operations training at 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armor Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, all Soldiers from the 342nd Military Police Company certified with OC spray, commonly known as pepper spray, recently.

  • Youth center group records, writes music

    Jun 19, 2014

    The music program at the Fort Jackson Youth Center encourages participants to write and record their own music.

  • Multi-Service 2-Gun Raid at JBMDL

    Jun 19, 2014

    A Multi-Component Force comprised of Marine Corps Aviation personnel, Army National Guard Field Artillery Soldiers and Observer Coach/Trainers from First Army Division East worked together to conduct a 2-Gun Artillery raid training. The Marines from USMC HMH-772 CH-53 Squadron from JBMDL, worked with Soldiers of A Battery 3nd Battalion, 112th Field Artillery from the New Jersey Army National Guard, and OC/Ts from First Army Division East to pull off a first of its kind mission for JBMDL.

  • Fort Jackson officials discuss latest well tests

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Jackson officials held a public meeting Tuesday at the Weston Lake Community House to discuss the latest results of well testing as part of the Fort Jackson and McCrady Training Center's Operational Range Assessment Program, or ORAP.

  • 5th AR Facilitates 379th Engineer Company Drivers Training

    Jun 19, 2014

    CAMP MCGREGOR, N.M. -- Soldiers from the 379th Engineer Company completed a 40-hour Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected driver's training course recently in preparation for their deployment to Iraq.

  • 200 Attend Buffalo Hiring Our Heroes Event Sponsored by New York National Guard

    Jun 19, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. --More than 200 military veterans-- young and old male and female-- networked with potential employers at the New York National Guard's Connecticut Street Armory here on Thursday. Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the University of Phoenix, Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, NBC News, the American Legion and Student Veterans of America, the four-hour event brought together 66 companies and agencies offering multiple job openings for veterans and military spouses.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood celebrated the U.S. Army's 239th birthday on Friday with an early morning run and a luncheon hosted by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Nutter Field House.

  • District awards $149,990 contract to install RADAR reflectors along SNWW jetty

    Jun 19, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (June 19, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District awarded a $149,990 contract to IEA Inc., a small business, to install RADAR reflectors along the outer one mile of the Sabine Neches Waterway (SNWW) southern rock jetty in Jefferson County, Texas.

  • Army Combat Readiness, Safety Center CSM visits NTC

    Jun 19, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness and Safety Center's command sergeant major visited Fort Irwin recently to gain insight into the mission, its safety program and related challenges. Command Sgt. Major Leeford Cain said he wanted to focus on the training provided at the National Training Center and speak directly with safety representatives, to include Career Program 12 safety professionals who populate the National Training Center.

  • Sergeant of the Guard's final walk

    Jun 19, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Tanner M. Welch, Sergeant of the Guard, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), participated in his last walk and conducted a rose laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, June 19, 2014.

  • Fort Jackson Soldiers put their skills to the test in annual competition

    Jun 19, 2014

    Ten Fort Jackson Soldiers put their physical and mental skills to the test last week in a series of competitions designed find the post's best and brightest.

  • More questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 19, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has highlighted achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984.

  • AFMS combines sergeant major, general officer courses

    Jun 19, 2014

    For the first time, the Army Force Management School will combine portions of the "How the Army Runs" General Officer and Command Sergeants Major courses, for classes running June 9 to 13. "If you train them together, they learn together, so that when they go back to their jobs, they can operate together using that shared training," said Brian Eberle, AFMS, operations officer.

  • Washington Nationals recognize, honor Soldiers

    Jun 20, 2014

    The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team played a part in the 239th United States Army Birthday week by honoring Soldiers at their game against the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Remembering Fallen Signal Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command added four Soldiers to the number of Soldiers and Civilians who pictures line the walls of the Signal Cove of Remembrance.

  • Army restructures WIN-T Increment 3 program to focus on network operations

    Jun 20, 2014

    The Army is restructuring the third increment of its tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), to focus on the enhancement and simplification of Network Operations (NetOps), setting the stage for the Army's network of 2025.

  • Customer service: IMCOM's attitude

    Jun 19, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (June 16, 2014) -- Let's talk about customer service. It is about the Golden Rule -- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", and you must love Soldiers and Families.

  • Author shares tales of Vietnam with Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2014

    Acclaimed author Joe Galloway offered up his time to speak with Soldiers from Headquarters Battalion, U. S. Army Garrison, Fort Belvoir, June 12, ahead of his speech at the Army Birthday Celebration June 13. It was at times a somber discussion, as Galloway touched on his experience with post-traumatic stress disorder, but he also had the Soldiers laughing; regaling them with tales from his days reporting on Vietnam's front lines under the wing of retired Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore, with whom he co-wrote We Were Soldiers Once … and Young.

  • Toastmasters welcome community to open house

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Belvoir Toastmasters Club 5786 invited the public and special guests to an Open House, June 12, to show the post what it had to offer. The club meets every second Tuesday and Thursday of the month at Barden Education Center. The room varies, but directions are posted inside the building the day of the meeting.

  • McCaffrey trying new sports

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Irish kilt spins around giving Sgt. 1st class (ret) Andy McCaffrey, Arlington, Va., more freedom of movement as he heaves the discuss as far as he can during the field event at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Motorcycle safety means survival

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers by definition are no strangers to risks, but it's the unnecessary ones some are taking while riding motorcycles that has Army officials concerned. There have already been 23 confirmed motorcycle fatalities in the latest statistics from Oct. 1, 2013, to June 12, 2014, according to Army statistics. The 28 percent increase from the 18 motorcycle-related deaths from this same period a year ago is troubling enough, but the "staggering" number of noncommissioned officers involved in these preventable accidents has been even more disconcerting.

  • Retired Staff Sgt. Kacer shows a fellow soldier his technique during the 2014 Warrior Trials

    Jun 19, 2014

  • Hook wins two gold medals in field trials

    Jun 19, 2014

    Sgt. (ret) Sean Hook from Summerville, S.C., out throws the competition, in discus competition earning his second gold medal in the field events during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. Hook also took first place in the shot put. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Education Fair honors G.I. Bill anniversary

    Jun 19, 2014

    It's been exactly 70 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the legislation that ranks as among the most significant in our nation's history because of its lasting social, economic and political ramifications. More commonly known as the "G.I. Bill," the Servicemen's Readjustment Act continues to make a positive difference in the daily lives of American servicemembers, including numerous Soldiers currently serving at Fort Belvoir. The law's many benefits include generous educational assistance for servicemembers seeking additional education or training.

  • Coach Bobby

    Jun 19, 2014

    Coach Bobby Brewery Cape Girardeau, Mo., consults with Soldier on her technique after the 50 meters breast stroke heat for the last day of the 2014 U.S. Army Trials held in the Arvin Cadet Physical Center. Soldiers will be chosen based on their trials for the Army team going to the 2014 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs Colorado starting in September. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Army edges past Air Force, wins gold in sitting volleyball

    Jun 19, 2014

    In an edge-of-the-seat match, the Army Green team won the gold medal in the sitting volleyball championship game, June 18, during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trails at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Garrison Commander trusted, empowered staff to be the best

    Jun 23, 2014

    It's been two years since Col. Gregory D. Gadson took command of U. S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir. Now set to relinquish command, colleagues say Gadson's biggest impact is the trust he showed in empowering them to do their jobs.

  • Starts 50 yard backstroke with power

    Jun 19, 2014

    Starting in lane five, Sgt. 1st Class Jorge, Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, starts with a powerful push on the wall for the 50 yard back stroke, competing in swimming during the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. More than 100 wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans from across the United States congregated at West Point to train and compete in the Army Warrior Trials, June 15-19. The event is hosted by Warrior Transition Command and includes athletes from the Army, Marines and Air Force facing off in archery, basketball, cycling, track and field, swimming, shooting, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Participants in the trials include athletes with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, serious illnesses and amputations. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

  • Soldier Show is 'one for the ages'

    Jun 19, 2014

    I will admit, initially I was bummed to have to stay after work to take photos of the Army Soldier Show for the newspaper. I arrived sweaty and hungry and began snapping photos of servicemembers and Families who looked like I felt.

  • Staff Sgt. Allen Armstrong Gave Everything He Had

    Jun 19, 2014

  • NETCOM Soldiers vie for top spots

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves and each other through grueling events here June 9-13, during the 2014 Network Enterprise Technology Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Warrior Athletes Inspirational Says Texas Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014

    West Point, New York -- "Inspirational," says Texas native, Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Armstead, about the military athletes he has met during the 2014 Army Warrior Trials, which are being held this week at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

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