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  • Pentagon hosts 16th Annual Iftar dinner

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Pentagon held its 16th Annual Iftar dinner July 1, in celebration of Ramadan and in recognition of the 4,500 Muslim Americans in uniform and the additional 1,000 civilians and contractors who work for the Department of Defense.

  • Annual Celebration Soars Despite Wet Weather

    Jul 10, 2014

    It rained, then it rained again. Undaunted, crowds flocked to Fort Meade's Red, White & Blue Celebration on July 3 -- despite a thunderstorm and subsequent rainfall that twice cleared McGlachlin Parade Field of vendors and patrons and forced the cancellation of two bands.

  • Soldiers explain how World Cup fever takes hold

    Jul 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The world's most popular sporting event kicked off last month in Brazil and runs until this weekend, with the final match scheduled for July 13.

  • One intervention -- 'Durable' gatekeeper keeps a light burning

    Jul 10, 2014

    For his quick response intervening with a potential suicidal attempt and coming to the aid of his Soldier, 1st Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Paul Funk recognized Cusic presenting him a commander's coin July 8 at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Researchers visit Fort Sill for fires input

    Jul 10, 2014

    Two researchers from the Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited Fort Sill June 24-25 to talk with fires experts as ALSA prepares to revise a joint fires publication this fall.

  • Sill celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is known as a historic post, and as such, its members made sure to commemorate this country's history and independence with no pageantry spared. "As Americans it's a great privilege to assemble here and commemorate the birth of America," said Col. Christopher Spillman, Air Defense Artillery School commandant and chief of ADA. "Our belief in independence has not wavered over these many years. Our Soldiers, families and civilians continue to do what is required to maintain our freedoms."

  • "Pacesetters" join in at the Paxico Meatloaf Festival

    Jul 10, 2014

    541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldiers convoyed into their community partner Wabaunsee County to display military vehicles, equipment, meatloaf and pie, at the 6th annual Meatloaf Cook-Off & Festival June 28 at Paxico, Kan.

  • 41 SOUTHCOM, Dogface Soldiers become space enablers

    Jul 10, 2014

    41 Soldiers representing Southern Command and the 3rd Infantry Division are now formally known as space enablers.

  • Hospital gets 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award

    Jul 10, 2014

    The hospital's safety department has earned the National Patient Safety Foundation's 2014 Stand Up for Patient Safety Award through an initiative called "the MED Zone," designed to decrease medication-related errors. The award recognizes an organization's successful implementation of an outstanding patient safety initiative that was led by, or created by, mid-level management. It is one of only two presented by the NPSF this year. "The MED Zone," also known as the "Must Eliminate Distractions" zone, consists of two elements.

  • Soldiers experience 'Happy Hour' of safety education

    Jul 10, 2014

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Comedian Bernie McGrenahan presented his "Happy Hour" show, "Comedy is the Cure," inside Fort Eustis' Jacobs Theater, July 2, to communicate the importance safe, smart decision-making.

  • Trio of bands help Fort Sill celebrate Independence Day weekend

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Lawton-Fort Sill community was treated to country, pop and rock 'n' rock music July 5 during the post's Independence Day weekend concert at Polo Field.

  • ASC Soldiers caddie for PGA Tour pros at John Deere Classic golf tournament

    Jul 10, 2014

  • Take precautions against Oklahoma summer heat

    Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma's traditional hot summer weather is now at hand. Temperatures in the high 90s and above will now be the norm until fall. Beyond the discomforts of summer weather, there are also increased health risks from extreme heat.

  • Spotlight on ... Jennifer A. Brusgard

    Jul 10, 2014

    Jennifer A. Brusgard Training Program Specialist Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving, Ground Workforce Development Describe your current position: As a training program specialist my job is to ensure all employees have completed their annual mandatory training. I help employees register for courses. I created a presentation with step-by-step instructions to help have 100 percent completion all of training courses. I also assist with special projects and will answer or direct employees to the correct answer to any of their other training questions.

  • Welcome to the Army -- 120th provides first steps for recruits to becoming Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2014

    Drill sergeants with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) make sure the Army's newest Soldiers are ready for Basic Combat Training.

  • 'I am a professional' -- Profession of Arms a vital part of leader development

    Jul 10, 2014

    In 2010, the Army revived the discussion on a long-dormant subject -- the Profession of Arms.

  • Employees gain a new perspective on how 'AMC provides'

    Jul 15, 2014

    Headquarters personnel seeing the broad impacts of their decisions and efforts is a rare occasion in professional development, but July 9, U.S. Army Materiel Command employees made the trip from the cubicle to the factory line to see one of AMC's 23 Organic Industrial Base facilities.

  • Slideshow: Fort Jackson celebrates Independence Day with Torchlight Tattoo

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Jackson celebrated the Fourth of July with at Torchlight Tattoo and fireworks display at Hilton Field.

  • BIG recognition for Rogers

    Jul 10, 2014

    Col. Michael J. Rogers, Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, was selected as the Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award recipient.

  • Wendt Takes Command of the Special Warfare Center and School

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School welcomes new commander.

  • Policy letter sets standards with local emphasis

    Jul 10, 2014

    An updated Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Command Policy 18 went into effect last month. Policy 18 sets standards for the wear and appearance of uniforms with a local emphasis.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Surgeon General hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Jul 11, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command, hosted the first Army Medicine Virtual Town Hall on Facebook, July 9, 2014.

  • Team conducts resiliency seminar at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood recently hosted an Executive Resilience and Performance course at the Digital Training Facility for leadership and their spouses.

  • Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists focus on safety

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists make sure the military community has the most up-to-date weather forecast.

  • Marines serve up meals for homeless

    Jul 14, 2014

    Marines are renowned for their toughness, but some of the Corps' finest have been showing their softer sides as volunteers with The Salvation Army - National Capital Area Command Grate Patrol homeless outreach program.

  • Nielsen new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander

    Jul 10, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is under new leadership after its change of command ceremony Tuesday.

  • Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall July 4th tribute

    Jul 10, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood joint service color guard looks at the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall Friday at Licking, Mo. A Fort Leonard Wood color guard and honor guard team participated in opening and closing ceremonies for the wall each evening Friday through Sunday. Col. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School assistant commandant, spoke at the event.

  • Having their cakes and running, too: First-ever Firecracker/Twinkie 5k challenges stomachs

    Jul 10, 2014

    Caloric intakes took a beating the morning of July 3 as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation added a spongy wrinkle to its schedule of 5-kilometer races.

  • Soldiers build MacGyver style antennas in Latvia

    Jul 11, 2014

    Paratroopers, Latvian soldiers share communication, navigation expertise

  • Army chaplain seeks unity among American, Latvian soldiers

    Jul 11, 2014

    Forging friendships helps remove barriers during training

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 11, 2014

    Estonian hospital shows troops they are not forgotten

  • DARPA seeks advanced manufacturing standards

    Jul 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 10, 2014) -- Since the early 1970s, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, has been making investments to jump-start additive manufacturing.

  • Kenner NCO becomes U.S. citizen at White House ceremony

    Jul 10, 2014

    In an Independence Day ceremony in the East Room at the White House, Van Ausdall took the oath of citizenship with 24 other service members and military spouses selected by representatives of the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office. Because service members are eligible for citizenship after serving one year during peacetime, Van Ausdall's application to become a citizen was expedited and she learned early last week she'd be among the service members chosen to be sworn in as an American citizen with President Barack Obama watching.

  • How to avoid tick bites

    Jul 10, 2014

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Redstone team collaborates to improve contracting processes

    Jul 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (July 10, 2014) -- A collaborative team from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone is applying Lean Six Sigma research methodologies and managerial principles to identify areas for process improvement and cost avoidance in Army contracting.

  • Army tests putting NERO electronic warfare jammer on UAVs

    Jul 11, 2014

    Last month within the mountainous terrain of The Great Salt Lake Desert at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, the U.S. Army conducted flight testing of an unmanned airborne electronic attack capability known as NERO, or the Networked Electronic Warfare Remotely Operated.

  • Army enterprise apps must move to core data centers

    Jul 25, 2014

    The Army is looking to save money by eliminating enterprise applications that are obsolete or redundant, as well as closing data centers to produce greater efficiencies.

  • Common bond strengthened by first impression

    Jul 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- No matter what the occasion, whether it's a date, job interview, or meeting the in-laws for the first time, there's an old saying that goes, "first impressions are lasting ones." One newly arrived cavalry unit understood the importance of that saying and decided to show their true colors from the get-go.

  • Senior Army leader visits First Army

    Jul 9, 2014

    Briefings center on First Army's mission.

  • SMDC Directed Energy chief scientist retires after 42 years

    Jul 11, 2014

    SMDC Directed Energy chief scientist retires after 42 years

  • Army Entertainment hosts live trivia challenge

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, in collaboration with the Rising Tide Sports & Entertainment Group, will present "Quest for the Best: The Armed Forces Trivia Challenge" July 19, 2014, in the Fort Sam Houston Theater on Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Davidson pins on rank of major general

    Jul 9, 2014

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (July 9, 2014) -- Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, commanding general of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, pinned on the rank of major general today during a ceremony here.

  • Harbormaster troops demonstrate expeditionary capability during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 10, 2014

    The 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment and 73rd Signal Company set up the Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Ford Island, Hawaii, July 8, 2014, to provide command and control of watercraft assets in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Rock Island District Value to the Nation

    Jul 9, 2014

    The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serves the nation carrying out a wide variety of civil works missions. Watch this video to see a snap shot of the Rock Island District's value to the nation.

  • 'NFL Play 60' comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 10, 2014

    Children ages 7 to 14 can have fun and get in shape with representatives from the St. Louis Rams organization as Fort Leonard Wood hosts the "NFL Play 60" initiative starting at noon Wednesday at Gerlach Field.

  • Town hall stresses personal communications over digital

    Jul 9, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from units of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a town hall in the old dining facility, here, Wednesday.

  • Interservice Rifle Championship brings out marksmen

    Jul 10, 2014

    Marksmen throughout the Department of Defense are competing this week in the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

  • Colonel Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier and Intelligence Officer

    Jul 9, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - More than 10,000 black men served in the regiments honorably called the Buffalo Soldiers. Some of these men, such as Henry O. Flipper and Benjamin O. Davis, are historically prominent and fairly well-known to students of American history. However, a great number remain unknown or their accomplishments buried as footnotes to history. One such man with a significant link to Fort Huachuca and military intelligence is Colonel Charles D. Young.

  • Military college members tour Picatinny to learn about arsenal's mission, goals

    Jul 9, 2014

    Forty-eight members from the Royal Military College of Canada visited Picatinny on June 18 to learn more about the arsenal.

  • ASMDA scholars attend Space Camp

    Jul 11, 2014

    ASMDA sponsors students to attend Space Camp

  • Knowledge Newsletter 9 July 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

  • GEMS Camp Makes Learning Math, Science Fun

    Jul 9, 2014

    For the third year, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research is hosting three Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) camps during June and July for San Antonio middle school students at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The four-day sessions are laboratory-based camps that provide students the opportunity to participate in scientific experiments and learn basic laboratory skills.

  • Provost Marshal General visits USMS

    Jul 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Quantock visited the United States Marshal Service's (USMS) HQ, Crystal City, VA. on 27 June 2014.

  • Ceremony marks first change of command for USARAF's HHBn

    Jul 9, 2014

    More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered July 9 at Caserme Ederle's Hoekstra Field for U.S. Army Africa Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion's first change of command. Lt. Col. Robert Brogan relinquished command to Lt. Col. Anthony R. DeKeyzer in a ceremony marking the end of Brogan's three-year command.

  • Ceremony marks first change of command for USARAF's HHBn

    Jul 9, 2014

    More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered July 9 at Caserme Ederle's Hoekstra Field for U.S. Army Africa Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion's first change of command. Lt. Col. Robert Brogan relinquished command to Lt. Col. Anthony R. DeKeyzer in a ceremony marking the end of Brogan's three-year command.

  • 414th CSB's Pardew says goodbye, leaves lasting legacy

    Jul 9, 2014

    In the fall of 2008, the Army's Southern European Task Force (SETAF) conducted major organizational changes as it restructured to support U.S. Africa Command. In October 2009, the Army established U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) in Vicenza, Italy, as its newest Army Service Component Command (ASCC). A few years earlier then Lt. Col. Paul Pardew commanded and successfully activated the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion as part of the Army's new Expeditionary Contracting Command. Little did he know that his success would lead to his selection to lead the activation of the Army's Contracting Support Brigade in Vicenza to support operations on the African continent. After Senior Service School, Col. Pardew served as the Chief of Staff, Expeditionary Contracting Command (ECC).

  • WTB sustains highest safety honor for two years in a row

    Jul 9, 2014

    For the second year in a row, the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion command team, Lt. Col. Bryan Walrath and 1st Sgt. Daniel Munchbach, pinned the Department of the Army Safety Excellence Streamer to the WTB colors during a ceremony July 3, 2014.

  • Sustainers exercise fuel logistics at Fort A. P. Hill

    Jul 9, 2014

    The 959th Quartermaster Detachment traveled from Fort Knox to participate in a Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, or QLLEX, at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., from June 4-20, where it provided petroleum laboratory support.

  • BAMC leads Army in provider satisfaction

    Jul 9, 2014

    Based on patient satisfaction feedback, Brooke Army Medical Center leads the Army in overall satisfaction with their primary care managers.

  • Security Assistance Command delivers bridges to Nepal for humanitarian assistance

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered four Acrow Roadway Bridges to the country of Nepal through its Foreign Military Sales program. The bridges are in preparation to support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief within their region.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. James A. Messner

    Jul 9, 2014

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. James A. Messner

  • Hobby drives volunteer to help veterans

    Jul 9, 2014

    "Veterans Helping Veterans" are words to live by according to one Tobyhanna Army Depot employee. Electronics Equipment Specialist Jonathan McBride helped raise more than $59,000 last year by volunteering to support more than 30 fundraisers.

  • AER campaign totals released

    Jul 9, 2014

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Army Emergency Relief Campaign officially ended May 15 but money continues to trickle into the Army Community Service Office, according to Jan Brewer, AER coordinator.

  • Awards ceremony honors community

    Jul 9, 2014

    A Patriotic and Public Service Awards ceremony was held June 20 at Pine Bluff Arsenal's Community Center. In a first-of-its-kind ceremony, Arsenal commander Col. David Musgrave presented awards to individuals and organizations from the Pine Bluff and White Hall communities who supported the installation and its missions during his command.

  • CARA validates heavy expeditionary laboratory

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army activity that analyzes and remediates Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive threats validated its heavy expeditionary laboratory capability at Fort Irwin, California, during Exercise Atropian Phoenix.

  • 1st TSC G8 wins Outstanding Resource Management Organization Award

    Jul 9, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- As the Army continues to draw down its forces and implement budget cuts, there are certain people that play a vital role in making sure everything happens.

  • Paratroopers join brothers-in-arms at Amputee Care Center

    Jul 14, 2014

    British, American and Estonian service members, political dignitaries and community leaders joined nurses, doctors and technicians at the grand opening of the Amputee Care Center at Magdaleena Hospital, in Tallinn, Estonia, July 2, 2014.

  • Rapid Equipping Force uses 3-D printing on the frontline

    Jul 9, 2014

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (July 9, 2014) -- Combat frequently presents unexpected challenges, demanding rapid solutions. When faced with unique problems, Soldiers often devise quick fixes out of readily available materials. Whether minor changes to procedures or small modifications to equipment, adaptation routinely occurs at the tactical level on the battlefield.

  • Program eases U.S. citizenship for service members and their families

    Jul 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As Independence Day neared, a group of U.S. military Soldiers and civilians celebrated their newly recognized U.S. citizenship during a ceremony at the American Consulate in Frankfurt July 2. "Let me be the first to congratulate you and to welcome you to your new American family," said Karen Fitzgerald, field office director of the consulate's U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service.

  • Army watercraft supports 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Marines during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, got underway from its home port July 2, 2014, to conduct the first of eight surface lifts between Kaneohe Bay and Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii, in support of the 3rd Marine Regiment as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. James "Chris" Mills

    Jul 8, 2014

    Faces of the Force: Lt. Col. James "Chris" Mills relishes job challenges. Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Tarikas presentented with de Fleury award

    Jul 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District civil engineer technician Ilmar Tarikas was presented the Steel Order of the de Fleury award for more than 39 years of service to the Engineer Regiment.

  • The Other End of a Smile

    Jul 8, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- It's halfway through the month of June and permanent change of station season is in full swing across the Korean peninsula. During this time, departing Soldiers and civilians are being recognized for their hard work and contribution during their tours in the Land of the Morning Calm.

  • Discipline and service on the forefront of mentorship

    Jul 11, 2014

    Where does the senior enlisted advisor for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division draw his inspiration and mentorship from in order to prepare him to provide professional and inspirational leadership to a brigade of more than 4,000 Soldiers?

  • Mr. David R. Oten

    Jul 10, 2014

    Mr. Oten assumed his duties as the Acting Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Camp Casey July 3.

  • Whitesburg attraction offers world's longest zip line course

    Jul 8, 2014

    For Soldiers and Family members looking for an adrenaline rush, look no further than Historic Banning Mills, located in Whitesburg, Georgia.

  • 1/29 wins 17-3, slides toward playoffs

    Jul 8, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, secured their spot in the playoffs when they defeated B Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 17-3 July 1 at Gowdy Field.

  • ATCs conduct blind approaches

    Jul 8, 2014

    Aircrews learned quickly during last year's fire and flood rescues how bad visibility can affect their missions. Air traffic controllers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade spent the last year perfecting and training hard on a radar system that can help mitigate the risks with missions involving low visibility. Air traffic control specialists from Company F, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th Infantry Division, conducted training throughout the month of June, 2014, on Air Traffic Navigation, Integration and Coordination System at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson.

  • Post Army Ten-Miler qualifiers coming soon

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Army Ten-Miler is a chance for Soldiers to show their running talents and represent Fort Benning. Open to active-duty military stationed at Fort Benning, Lori Smith, director of fitness facilities, said she is looking for eight competitive male and female athletes to participate on the Fort Benning team and compete in Washington, D.C., in October.

  • Eagle Soldiers participate in battalion blood drive

    Jul 8, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, organized a battalion blood drive at Sullivan Memorial Blood Center on Sand Hill to support the local blood center and donate blood for use overseas.

  • Local retiree, artist creates clayboard art

    Jul 8, 2014

    Inspiration comes in many forms and sometimes from many people and different places. For Vietnam-era veteran and retired Sgt. 1st Class Franky Hicks, his inspiration began at an early age with his mother Eleanor, continued with his travel as the son of a Soldier and was etched in his mind after reading a magazine article in August 1996 featuring the works of artist Charles Ewing.

  • Early registration helps Soldier voting process

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Federal Voting Assistance Program is reaching out to Soldiers and Family members to provide resources that allow successful voting opportunities from anywhere in the world.

  • Serving at Benning a privilege

    Jul 8, 2014

    It has been a great privilege to serve with you. Because of the professionalism and dedication to duty of our team at the Maneuver Center, we have made tremendous progress in ensuring that our Army's Soldiers, leaders and units remain prepared to fight and win under all conditions of combat.

  • Campaign hopes fallen Soldier will receive MoH

    Jul 8, 2014

    Almost nine years after his death, the Family, friends and fellow Soldiers of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe are continuing their efforts to see him recognized for his sacrifice.

  • MCoE set to receive new commander

    Jul 8, 2014

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster will relinquish command of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning to Maj. Gen. Scott Miller during a change of command ceremony at 8 a.m. July 11 on Parade Field at the National Infantry Museum.

  • First Army Pitches Double Header at World Series of Army Exercises

    Jul 8, 2014

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- First Army lit the record books afire by leading back-to-back exercises here demonstrating its new "Bold Shift" operational focus during the two largest mission command Warfighter exercises in Army history.

  • Stepping up; female mechanic loads tank during gunnery

    Jul 8, 2014

    In the Army's combat maneuver forces there is a common understanding that anyone could be called upon to step up and fill someone else's role at a moment's notice. Fire team leaders may need to lead the squad or a tank gunner might be called upon to command a tank.

  • Soldier enjoys the art of contracting

    Jul 9, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Capt. Damian Dixon will tell you that creating a solid contracting document requires creative thinking while exercising appropriate discipline, skills also inherent in one of his other great passions: art.

  • Cape Ray teams begin neutralizing Syrian chemicals

    Jul 9, 2014

    Teams aboard the MV Cape Ray have begun neutralizing Syrian chemical materials, a Pentagon spokesman said.

  • AMC selects ten to receive the Louis Dellamonica award

    Jul 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command selects the top employees from throughout the command to receive the Louis Dellamonica award.

  • 1st TSC welcomes Gladiator 6 at Fort Bragg

    Jul 8, 2014

    With the ceremonial passing of the battalion's colors, Lt. Col. Landis C. Maddox, assumed command of the Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) "Gladiators" July 8 in front of the command headquarters here.

  • Tripler unveils new patient lift system

    Jul 10, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, has completed the installation of 41 patient lift systems into private and semi-private patient rooms to enhance staff and patient safety, while enhancing the quality of care provided to patients.

  • MDW Recognized by the Secretary of the Army

    Jul 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Military District of Washington received the Army Superior Unit Award (ASUA) for meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission from January 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013 by the Honorable John M. McHugh, Sectary of the Army.

  • Ironhorse live fire exercise

    Nov 30, -0001

    Artillery rounds pounded the impact zone while Apache attack helicopters and tanks engaged targets down range. Dismounted infantry maneuvered through the wood line as their Bradleys provided covering fire. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, along with partnered forces from Georgia and Romania, conducted a combined arms live fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr live fire training complex, here, June 27.

  • 1st Cav reaches out, reinforces community connections

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 1st Cavalry Division's command team engaged community leaders across central Texas during May and June, with the goal of re-establishing old connections, educating area leaders on 1st Cav. Div. operations, and thanking the cities and towns for their support.

  • Falcon Females soar in Falcon Warrior Challenge

    Nov 30, -0001

    The female Soldiers of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade put their physical stamina and Soldiering skills to the test during the Falcon Warrior Challenge on Hunter Army Airfield July 2. Colonel John D. Kline, 3rd CAB commander, wanted a competition that would build camaraderie and build confidence in physical and mental ability while giving them the chance to meet with others in the Falcon Brigade and strengthen the Female Mentorship Network. "I wanted to provide an event that would allow you to compete against each other," said Kline. "If you want to compete on a physical level, this course is going to give you an opportunity. I promise you."

  • Lifeliners conduct sling load training

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from the 372nd Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, concluded a two-day Air Assault training mission June 26, at Fort Campbell. The purpose of the exercise was to further develop the company's competency at providing logistical support through sling-load operations.

  • USAMRICD's Rousayne is the Army recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service Award

    Jul 8, 2014

    Spec. Cassandra Rousayne, a medical laboratory technician at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the Army recipient of the 2014 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. The award is presented to a member of each service to recognize that individual's volunteer service to the community during and after duty hours.

  • Combatives Tournament Hosted by the 98TH Training Division (IET)

    Jul 8, 2014

    The 98th Training Division (IET) hosted a multi-service, multi component combatives tournament at the Griffith Field House and Fitness Center here June 7-8.

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