Archive: Jul 2014

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  • Engineering interns explore overseas construction

    Jul 31, 2014

    Venturing far from home, school, friends and family, four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District interns arrived here in early June. Ariel Dowdy, Ryan Deising, Adriann Wilson and Brian O'Conner were selected as the district's 18th class of Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering student interns. AMIE is a nonprofit organization working with corporate, government and academic partners to attract, educate, graduate and place minority students in engineering careers. The district's 2014 interns -- three pursuing undergraduate engineering degrees from historically black colleges and universities and one pursuing a master's degree online �-- talked to Engineering in Europe this month about their field, the AMIE internship, the Corps of Engineers, Europe and themselves.

  • 19th ESC and Area IV members compete in Hwang River Aquatic Marathon; tour Hapcheon Movie Theme Park

    Aug 1, 2014

    HAPCHEON, South Korea--Hundreds of people, including more than 40 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, "Team 19", competed in the unique Hwang River Aquatic Marathon, July 27, hosted by the 19th ESC Civil Affairs office partnered with the Daegu Compass.

  • Carson briefed on 20th CBRNE Command operations

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army's second highest ranking civilian official was briefed on the global operations of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) during a visit Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 29, 2014.

  • Army recognizes autonomous-aviation engineers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two U.S. Army engineers recently received national recognition for their efforts in advancing autonomous aviation for the military.

  • Chemical demilitarization program nearing the end for Huntsville Center

    Jul 31, 2014

    Designated as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Life Cycle Project Manager for Chemical Demilitarization, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's chemical demilitarization program is now nearing the end. The center has had a role in the design and/or construction of all nine of the Army's chemical agent destruction facilities.

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Aug 1, 2014

    Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or J├Ągerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte, in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 25, 2014.

  • Army tests Officer Scientist and Engineer Program

    Jul 31, 2014

    A partnership between the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has led to the establishment of the Officer Scientist and Engineer Program pilot.

  • 8th TSC NCO earns top Army safety award

    Jul 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Tony W. Scott, the equal opportunity adviser for the 130th Engineer Brigade, was recently awarded the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety, the top individual safety award in the U.S. Army, July 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Army Community Service celebrate 49 years of service

    Jul 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 31, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party July 26 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Pool, here, in recognition of the Army organization's 49 years of service to military families. Several community members participated in the celebration.

  • Rapid Equipping Force, PEO Soldier test targeting device at White Sands Missile Range

    Jul 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force and PEO Soldier's Project Management Office PM Soldier Sensors and Lasers conducted a test of the Hand Held Precision Targeting Device, at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in mid-July.

  • Rock Island Arsenal unveils new welcome signs

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Garrison revealed three new U.S. Army signs welcoming employees and visitors to the Rock Island Arsenal installation. The three signs are located at the Moline and Rock Island, Ill. and Davenport, Iowa gates. The Army logos for the sign were designed and created at Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. They were produced using two different types of machining centers with cycle times varying from one and one-half to three hours. In addition, the paint and coatings were all done in the JMTC paint shop. The Army logos were a prototype. RIA-JMTC is developing a process to cast similar logos using the Army's only foundry, located within JMTC. The casting process will reduce costs as more installations adopt the new sign template. "By being DoD's one-stop shop for metal manufacturing, RIA-JMTC can produce a wide variety of metal products to include everything from weapons to signs in this case," said Col. David J. Luders, commander RIA-JMTC. "Most of our equipment we produce goes around the world; it is nice to have something that our employees produce stay right here in the Quad Cities. We hope that we can manufacture more signs that will be used at Army installations at home and abroad."

  • Roundtable builds cohesion with MICC small business program

    Aug 14, 2014

    More than 20 Army small business specialists from throughout the country participated in a roundtable forum July 29-31 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to synchronize the service's contracting efforts in support of American small businesses.

  • Mustang Squadron develops leaders mentally, physically

    Jul 30, 2014

    Sixth Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held their second quarterly Mustang Leadership Development July 22-24. The course is comprised of classes, tests, and events designed to ensure leaders at all levels are competent and confident in their positions, and can effectively lead soldiers.

  • Vanguard Brigade solidifies Army, Army National Guard tie through training

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, supported the Florida National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Blanding, Florida, July 7 - Aug. 1.

  • Red Falcons team up with British 3 PARA

    Jul 30, 2014

  • 1-76 FA Howitzer Air Assault B-Roll Package

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    B-Roll from 1-76 FA's Howitzer Air Assault training on May 16, 2014

  • Concrete does not last forever

    Nov 30, -0001

    With the backdrop of the aging locks and dam at Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District gathered with 50 guests representing navigation industry, congressional and partnering agencies gathered to tour and talk about importance of sustaining the nation's inland waterways.

  • New 'Triad' week offers health tips

    Jul 30, 2014

    Week 8 of the Performance Triad begins July 27.

  • DFMWR rec center offers fun, active options for all

    Jul 30, 2014

    Hawaii is picture-perfect nearly every day of the year, but summer is perhaps the best time to take advantage of the many great outdoor activities living in an island state provides.

  • A crew of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lowers a Bambi Bucket into a local river during Vibrant Respons

    Nov 30, -0001

    A crew of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Carson, Colo., lowers a Bambi Bucket into a local river during Vibrant Response 14 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • A crew of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter drops water from a Bambi Bucket during Vibrant Response

    Nov 30, -0001

    A crew of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Carson, Colo., drops water from a Bambi Bucket during Vibrant Response 14 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter sling loads a Bambi Bucket over Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

    Nov 30, -0001

    A crew of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Carson, sling loads a Bambi Bucket during Vibrant Response 14 at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Army seeks input at public meeting on archaeological survey

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army is hosting a public meeting, July 29, to seek public comments on its archaeological survey at Makua Military Reservation.

  • A flight medic directs the loading of a simulated patient during Vibrant Response 14.

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    A flight medic assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Carson, Colo., directs the loading of a simulated patient into a medical evacuation helicopter before transporting him to a medical facility at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 24, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released.)

  • Cav Soldiers, Make-a-Wish collaborate for ill child

    Jul 30, 2014

    Chances to make wishes are plenty. People wish upon a star. They throw pennies into wishing wells. They even make wishes and blow out birthday candles. One 1st Cavalry Division child had an unforgettable wish granted on his birthday July 28.

  • A flight medic evaluates a simulated patient for transport.

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    A flight medic assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado, evaluates a simulated casualty before transporting him to a medical facility at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 24, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released.)

  • New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology tours Picatinny

    Jul 30, 2014

    Ten high school students toured Picatinny Arsenal on July 23 as part of an annual event provided through the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology. The tour was hosted by the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter drops a simulated sling load

    Nov 30, -0001

    A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., drops off a simulated sling load at Vibrant Response 14 Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 26, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter drops off simulated load of supplies

    Nov 30, -0001

    A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., drops off a simulated sling load at Vibrant Response 14 Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 26, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • A military police officer stops traffic at a simulated traffic control point

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. James Crisp, a military police officer assigned to 384th Military Police Company, Indiana Army National Guard, attempts to stop a vehicle at simulated traffic control point at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 25, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Military police set up simulated defensive position

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Ryan Hunley, a military police officer assigned to 384th Military Police Company, Indiana Army National Guard, takes up a simulated defensive position at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 25, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Military police take up simulated defensive position

    Jul 30, 2014

    Pfc. Anthony Johnson, a military police officer assigned to 384th Military Police Company, Indiana Army National Guard, takes up a simulated defensive position at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., July 25, 2014. Vibrant Response is a major field training exercise conducted by the U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,000 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of U.S. Northern Command, Army North coordinates timely federal and military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in a time of need. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Anderson 13th Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

  • Week 7 of 'Triad' updates goals

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Performance Triad challenges you to enhance your health with sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Army investigators warn public about romance scams

    Jul 31, 2014

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once again warning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crime that CID has dubbed "the Romance Scam."

  • Women's Mentorship Network extends hand of community outreach

    Nov 30, -0001

    JARRELL, Texas - In the afternoon of July 12, 2013, she was lying in bed recovering from recently being sick when the telephone rang. It was her apartment manager calling to inform her that her apartment complex had caught fire, and her apartment was among 16 that were affected.

  • ACS celebrates turning 49

    Jul 30, 2014

    Dating back to the Revolutionary War, Army spouses assisting other Army families has been a long-standing tradition.

  • Investment in education needed, says vice

    Jul 31, 2014

    America ranking 19th worldwide in math, reading and science is a national security issue, said the Army's vice chief of staff, at the National Training Seminar of the Military Child Education Coalition, July 29, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • Chaplains commemorate 239th anniversary of Chaplain Corps

    Jul 30, 2014

    Paratroopers and family members gathered at Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Army's Chaplain Corps, July 24.

  • Positive impact to Army's behavioral health changes

    Nov 30, -0001

    The year was 1995. First Sgt. Chad McDaniel, now the first sergeant of Company F, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, was then a specialist serving with the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and in a state of depression no one could see.

  • National Guard offers at-risk teens 2nd chance to achieve

    Jul 30, 2014

    The mission of the Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy is simple, yet deeply profound.

  • Transition program changes name, continues mission

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) has undergone a slight transition of its own, so to speak.

  • Joint coalition test environment receives Federation of Net-Centric Sites Accreditation

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Joint Interoperability Test Command's Coalition Interoperability Assurance and Validation (CIAV) facility in Indian Head, Maryland, was recently added to the Army's Federation of Net-Centric Sites (FaNS) by the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6. The CIAV Coalition Test Evaluation Environment (CTE2) is now accredited to test coalition interoperability for Army systems.

  • GVSETS 2014 Gives Glimpse of Ground Vehicle Future

    Jul 30, 2014

  • CSA: Ethical dilemmas pose tough calls for Soldiers

    Jul 31, 2014

    One of the hardest things a Soldier will face in his or her career isn't necessarily the enemy. It might well be telling another Soldier that his or her behavior is ethically or morally wrong, said the Army chief of staff.

  • No water, no problem

    Nov 30, -0001

    Hours after returning from a training exercise in the field, one platoon received a change of mission.

  • Former commander extols assignment as 'perfect storm,' new leader returns to area

    Jul 30, 2014

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The Defense Department's premier small caliber ammunition production facility bid farewell to a commander who fondly recalled the assignment as the 'perfect storm' and welcomed another commander who returned to the Kansas City area.

  • MICC command team addresses questions in latest 'Perspectives'

    Jul 30, 2014

    In the July 2014 broadcast of "MICC Perspectives," officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command address a variety of topics related to providing operational contract support to the warfighter.

  • Kansas City District supports Pacific Command in Southeast Asia

    Jul 30, 2014

    Kansas City District was tapped to support the U.S. Pacific Command as part of the Lower Mekong River Initiative. Jacob Owen, chief of Geotechnical Branch, addressed the Mekong River Commission, with members from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The Dam Safety II Workshop was held May 5-8 in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam.

  • PUBLIC MEETING: Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Reconnaissance Study

    Jul 31, 2014

    GALVESTON, Texas (July 30, 2014) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking representatives from federal, state and local governments and agencies, Indian tribes, non-governmental organizations, academia, business and industry and individuals interested in participating in public workshops for the purpose of gathering ideas for addressing coastal storm risk management and ecosystem restoration in the coastal Texas region. This outreach effort is being conducted in conjunction with the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Reconnaissance Study. We are interested in identifying available information and data that may be useful for this study.

  • Happy 239th birthday JAG Corps

    Jul 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Staff Judge Advocate office celebrated the Judge Advocate General's Corps 239th birthday during a ceremony held at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Professional development, collaboration key to Ironhorse mission

    Jul 30, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In the words of Vince Lombardi, the legendary Green Bay Packers coach, "Leaders are made. They are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile." Amid twin missions as the NATO Response Force and European Response Force, Col. John DiGiambattista, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is putting in the hard effort to help develop his unit's leaders.

  • Family Life Chaplains, Part I: The creation of the Family Life program

    Aug 21, 2014

    Exploring the history and impact of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' Family Life program within our Army over a two part series.

  • Army shooters win prestigious Presidents Trophies

    Jul 31, 2014

    Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President's Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches, at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 22, 2014.

  • Army's first of its kind lecture series leverages lessons from the past

    Jul 30, 2014

    Lt. Gen. William Campbell (Ret.) will offer new insights for today's Army as the first speaker in a new lecture series on September 30 at the Army's center of excellence for communications and electronics.

  • Annual Community Showcase moves to Urlas

    Jul 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosts a community showcase every year towards the end of August, right on time when PCS season is about over and school starts again. The event gives newly arrived and current community members an opportunity to find out about the plethora of services available to them, register with different organizations and find out about updates for existing services, clubs and organizations from the Ansbach community.

  • Weekend fun; Soldier style

    Jul 30, 2014

    Seven members from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in their second annual Spartan race held at Wicomico Motorsports Park in Charlotte Hall, Md.

  • Italy-based Charlie Detachment, 106th FMSU, connects online for first ever Europe-wide exercise

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers from Charlie Detachment, 106th Financial Management Support Unit, assembled at the Mission Training Center on Caserma Ederle July 17 for a first ever, Europe-wide simulation training of its kind. The 20 or so financial management Soldiers manned work stations to conduct convoy operations training in coordination with their sister finance detachments and headquarters, located throughout Germany. "I want to say it was not only never done by finance, I believe no unit has never utilized the JMTC centers as a combined effort before," said Capt. Andres Leon, detachment commander.

  • Kandahar Retro Sort Yard Aids Responsible Retrograde Mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Retro Sort Yard on Kandahar Airfield is full of the hustle and bustle of different sights and activities. Soldiers and their civilian counterparts lift storage containers with cranes and forklifts, tractor trailers transport recent arrivals of equipment and supplies in and out of the yard, bins loaded to the brim are sorted to track an items origin, its destination or disposition, and where it belongs during its stay at the yard.

  • US, Romanian first responders train to battle fires at joint airfield

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    A burning plane, 75 passengers in danger and first responders from two nations trying to overcome a language barrier to save lives, that is the scenario U.S. and Romanian emergency crews at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base faced June 14 in the first airfield response exercise at the joint Romanian transportation hub.

  • MK Air Base LGBT Awarness Training

    Jul 30, 2014

    June is the official lesbian, Gay and Bi-sexual Awareness month for the armed forces. Military units across the globe are now incorporating sexual discriminatory training into their EEO programs. Service members on M.K. Air Base, Romania are taking action along with them. Also available in high definition.

  • Substance abuse changes lives, careers

    Jul 30, 2014

  • Army Field Support Battalion-Germany holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 30, 2014

    Lt. Col. Steven P. Schultz was handed the Army Field Support Battalion-Germany reigns from Lt. Col. William J. Shinn, Jr., during a change of command ceremony held in Vilseck, Germany, July 18.

  • Library treats youths to stories, field trips, more in summer reading program

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Did you forget how to read this summer?" Participants in Wiesbaden Library's "Paws to Read" summer reading program were happy to answer a resounding "No" to Library Director Ann Burski's question July 17. The young readers, in grades first through sixth, were at the library to enjoy a host of activities ranging from arts and crafts to stories and field trips.

  • Lazy Dragons paddle for fun, fitness, camaraderie

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Poised with paddles submerged below the surface, arms stretched straight forward and heads down, row upon row of paddlers wait for the start. As soon as the official yells "Go," they pull their paddles backward, first slowly, then frantically plunging them into the churning water as one body. Five boats surge forward, but only one counts in English: the Lazy Dragons. But they don't live up to their name.

  • Youth Sports helps quarterbacks, receivers prepare for season at Football Camp

    Jul 31, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young Joe Montanas and Jerry Rices threw bullets, zig-zagged out of the pocket and snagged pass after pass during Child, Youth and School Services' Football Camp July 22-24. "This camp is aimed at helping the kids get prepared for Youth Services and high school football to give them confidence, and it's an opportunity for volunteer coaches to get assimilated with the players," said John English, assistant director for Youth Services Sports.

  • New Parent Support Group stresses health benefits of breast-feeding

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An age-old feeding practice is raising eyebrows and drawing curious stares in some military communities. And while such sights initially seem out of the ordinary to unsuspecting bystanders, participants say, don't be alarmed, it's natural and great for babies.

  • Natural talent comes alive for multimedia illustrator

    Jul 30, 2014

    Matching a job with a person's interest and aptitude is not always easy. So, when it does happen, the synergy effect is enormous, and that's why since her short time in Daegu, Pfc. Hayley Kate Gardner, HHC, USAG Daegu, has almost everybody talking.

  • Camp Carroll lifeguards make safety a priority

    Jul 30, 2014

    USAG DAEGU -- Soldiers are taught to always put mission first. However, they are not the only ones who face the challenge of doing their jobs not only extremely well, but safely. So, when it comes to mission and safety, that's something people like lifeguards understand all too well. For a lifeguard, safety is definitely a primary consideration. Also, it is obvious that prevention becomes the key element in their efforts to perform their jobs well. In other words, stopping an accident before it takes place, is far better than trying to react to it once it has occurred. Lifeguards are a special group of people who probably know this fact better than most, and for those serving at the USAG Daegu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics, swimming pool on Camp Carroll, it's something that they take quite seriously, and given their high level of perfection, it's understandable. "If a dangerous incident occurs while a patron is in the pool, the lifeguard could be blamed. As a lifeguard, what we have to do is be on top of the potential crisis before the customer gets into real trouble. We are ready to do that. We place safety first at all times, and that's what we willingly sacrifice for," said Ryan White, Assistant Manager, USAG Daegu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. To ensure customers enjoy their time swimming or wading in the cool waters of the pool, lifeguards are posted at all times. To prepare them for any possible emergency, weekly mini-training is conducted. That training consists of simulated accidents, aimed at coping with any accidents that might occur. At least three times a week, lifeguards take part in 500 meter swimming exercises. These events are checked by their seniors, and at that time they are told what they are doing or not doing correctly. The lifeguard's responsibilities are governed by regulations. In Area IV, Camp Walker holds lifeguard training annually. It is during that time when all lifeguards from Camp Carroll must participate--in order to retain their skills and their certification. With their focus on maintaining a high level of safety, sports, fitness and aquatics Director Modesto A. Rodriquez said, "We don't have accidents often. To my knowledge, I would say we have not had a pool accident at Camp Carroll in maybe 4 to 5 years." As one can imagine, where safety is involved, there is the need for adherence to strict rules. At the Camp Carroll pool, as is the case at the Camp Walker pool facility, there are several rules all swimmers must follow. Among them are "Do not run," "Drinking liquor is not allowed here," and "Please do not wear sunglasses." Pool officials said that in most instances, accidents can be avoided by following these rules. "If someone tries to do something they're not suppose to do or is about to fall into trouble, the on duty lifeguard will blow the whistle to warn him or her, or whomever is closest to the person, will signal everybody else before the incident becomes serious," said White. To ensure lifeguards have an opportunity to stay on top of their duties and performance, they must follow the "20 seconds" rule. That means the first 10 seconds is for lifeguards to recognize what is happening, and the next 10 seconds is to save a life. Therefore, they are compelled to watch their area of responsibility at all times...with no room for error. White said, "We will do our best to makes customers feel comfortable--as long as it doesn't harm the safety of our pool." If you plan to spend your summer in the pool, then the Camp Carroll swimming pool is the best choice you can make. Come and enjoy the fun. The lifeguards are always ready and prepared for you.

  • Army signs 'Shifting Gears' training partnership with GM, Raytheon

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Army, General Motors and Raytheon signed a proclamation at the Pentagon, July 29, 2014, that puts new job opportunities on the table for Soldiers separating from military service.

  • MICC to improve customer-focused contract support

    Aug 5, 2014

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials are in the final phases of realigning some of its resources from contracting offices across the country and Puerto Rico to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade here to improve contract oversight and command support functions to the U.S. Army Reserve Command and office of the chief of the Army Reserve.

  • 'Right' defense contracts needed to support critical skill retention at Watervliet

    Jul 30, 2014

    In an era of declining defense budgets, the Watervliet Arsenal, New York, needs contracts to produce more than just revenue. It needs the "right kind" of contracts to retain a critical skill base that is required to support large caliber manufacturing for the Defense Department and to allied militaries.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Mason Nixon

    Jul 30, 2014

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Mason Nixon

  • IMCOM commanding general visits U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys

    Jul 30, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- As part of his tour of U.S. Army Garrisons in the Pacific, Commander, Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson landed at Desiderio Army Airfield to get a first-hand look at ongoing construction and transformation initiatives currently underway here, July 25.

  • ROK Troops Train at NTC

    Jul 29, 2014

    Republic of Korea and 2ID Soldiers train at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA. This is the first time ROK Soldiers have trained at the NTC. The U.S.-ROK Alliance, forged in the Korean War and founded on the 1953 United States-Republic of Korea Mutual Defense Treaty, has evolved into a comprehensive strategic alliance.

  • 210th FA Bde. Command team become Dongducheon citizens

    Jul 31, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Col. Michael Lawson and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command team for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, become honorary citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea, July 28, 2014 at Dongducheon City Hall.

  • Professional development, collaboration key to Ironhorse mission

    Jul 29, 2014

    Amid twin missions as the NATO Response Force and European Response Force, Col. John DiGiambattista, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is putting in the hard effort to help develop his unit's leaders.

  • Push Ups for Charity

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Patriot Brigade had six teams that competed in the Push Up for Charity event at Leesville High School's Wampus Cat Stadium on July 26, 2014. The Patriot Brigade teams did a combined 20,792 pushups raising $2,500 for The Boot Campaign, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to military personnel and their families. This charity event will help wounded warriors around the country.

  • Fort Benning chaplains celebrate 239th anniversary

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Chaplain Corps marked its 239th anniversary July 29.

  • Vacation Bible School

    Jul 29, 2014

    More than 300 children and 130 volunteers participated in Fort Benning's annual Vacation Bible School July 21-25 at the Main Post Chapel.

  • ASC sweeps AMC 'Best Warrior' competition

    Sep 22, 2014

    The best noncommissioned officer and the best Soldier in the Army Materiel Command are both assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command. At an awards luncheon held at the conclusion of the competition, Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson was named AMC's NCO of the Year, and Pfc. Davonta Colflesh was named AMC's Soldier of the Year.

  • 'Big Red One' combatives team continues winning streak

    Jul 29, 2014

    Members of the Fort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute continued their winning streak at the annual Sunflower State Games jiujitsu tournament July 26. Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers teamed with competitors from the Combative Sports Center out of Manhattan to take home the first place jiujitsu team trophy.

  • AMC names Soldier, NCO of the year

    Aug 26, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- The Army Materiel Command named its Soldier and non commissioned officer of the year after a two-day Best Warrior Competition here.

  • MCoE bids farewell to Chief of Armor

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Soldiers, veterans, Family members and others from across the tricommunity area came together to bid farewell to Armor School commandant and 48th Chief of Armor Brig. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas July 25 at Derby Auditorium.

  • MCoE, ICoE connect via instructor exchanges

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Students from the Maneuver Captains Career Course learned intelligence and security operations planning techniques from a Fort Huachuca, Arizona, military intelligence instructor as part of an instructor exchange between the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the Intelligence Center of Excellence.

  • High school athletes get taste of Soldier training

    Jul 29, 2014

    Eighteen Calvary Christian High School football players got the opportunity to train like Soldiers July 24 at the Downing Mile and Warrior Training Center.

  • MRSA a communitywide problem, study finds

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- A team of scientists from Martin Army Community Hospital conducted a study about skin infections with more than 30,000 trainees of the 198th and 192nd Infantry Training Brigades.

  • Commentary: 2-Minute Warning

    Jul 29, 2014

    Three people from the Bayonet and Saber's NASCAR challenge got it right this past week, when Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. This is his fifth big win.

  • Orientation course planned for new MCOE senior leaders

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Because Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence typically experience high senior leader turnover during the summer months, the MCoE will host the Maneuver Senior Leader Orientation Course Aug. 6-7.

  • A Library of lunchboxes: Reach back into adolescence

    Jul 29, 2014

    Being able to physically place yourself into a favorite pastime seems almost impossible, until you step into the largest collection of lunchboxes in the world.

  • 30th AG helps civilians become Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- All of the approximate 34,000 initial entry training Soldiers who come to Fort Benning every year to complete basic combat training will inprocess through the 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion.

  • Gunsmiths key to USAMU success

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Sweeping both the Interservice Pistol and National Rifle Association National Pistol Championships along with wins at the Interservice Rifle and National Trophy Rifle matches, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers have lived up to their reputation as some of the best shooters in the world.

  • CG: Honor to join MCoE team

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- To the Soldiers, civilians, Family members and friends of Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence, I want to express how humbled I am to be back at this great installation. In three decades of service, I have had the privilege of serving here previously and it always remains the place where many of us began our military service, and it is like coming home. What has remained constant through the years is the high caliber of people living and working on and around Fort Benning.

  • Under Secretary Carson tours CBRNE organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jul 30, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to learn about the installation's expertise in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives defense.

  • Excess equipment helps launch media center

    Jul 29, 2014

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A computer equipment donation from the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) and the their partner the Kansas City Recruiting Battalion is helping Lawson High School launch a new media center that will enhance the learning experience for students during the upcoming school year.

  • Natick visit inspires future scientists and engineers

    Jul 31, 2014

    High school students participating in Northeastern University's Young Scholars Program came to where science and engineering rule, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, on July 24, 2014.

  • Parachutes and parents: 2 Army Families continue Airborne legacy with jumps

    Jul 29, 2014

    Two Army Families. One with deep roots at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the other with strong ties to Sand Hill at Fort Benning. To the outside observer they may appear different in many ways, but July 24, the Jollota and Rabun Families became part of the Army Airborne brotherhood as Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dan Jollota and his daughter, Cadet Third Class Erin Jollota, and Staff Sergeant Christopher Rabun and his son, Pfc. Christian Rabun, landed at the Fryar Drop Zone at Fort Benning.

  • Service to Army runs deep for Montana family

    Jul 29, 2014

    For the Skillmans, service in the Army is a family affair. While the tradition of military service often runs strong among families, you don't often see a mother, husband and son serving in the same unit.

  • Reserve firefighters flight blazes at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Nov 30, -0001

    In a rush, firefighters of the 238th Engineer Detachment, an Army Reserve unit from Houston, Texas, quickly assemble a three-man breach team to open a way into the burning building, while a nozzle team assertively lays out the hose lines. The 238th arrived at Fort Hunter Liggett, California earlier this summer for pre-mobilization training before it deploys overseas in October.

  • ATEC personnel volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

    Jul 29, 2014

  • Army Field Support Battalion--Germany conducts change of command ceremony

    Jul 29, 2014

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