Archive: Jul 2014

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  • Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

    Jul 17, 2014

    Soldiers are over-reliant on technology and this results in disengagement at the human level, Capt. Heather Schmitt told Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during Solarium 2014.

  • Safety first: Instructor Trainers ensure Cadets are using safety protocols during squad live fire ex

    Jul 14, 2014

    From the largest city in the State of Arkansas--Little Rock--comes a small detachment of U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with a big mission this summer--safety.

  • New leader takes reins of Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey

    Jul 14, 2014

    The Presidio's Marine Corps Detachment (MARCORDET), Presidio of Monterey welcomed a new leader during a ceremony held here July 10.

  • 2nd BCT helps Black River students celebrate school's end

    Jul 14, 2014

    Twenty Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), helped students celebrate the end of the school year during Black River Elementary School's annual field day June 23.

  • Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh official bio

    Jul 14, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh official bio

  • CECOM SEC assists IMCOM in completion of SharePoint migration

    Jul 14, 2014

    With the support of the Communications-Electronic Command (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC), the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) recently completed the migration of its Staff Action Tracking Automation Tool (SATAT) to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Enterprise Portal Services (DEPS) environment.

  • Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

    Jul 15, 2014

    "It's like yesterday," Col. Arthur Wittich said about his military career that began in 1956, as a Navy hospital corpsman. "I consider myself blessed. I've enjoyed my career."

  • Officials invite military families, retirees to 'come home' to military health care

    Aug 21, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military family members and retirees in the San Antonio area are invited to enroll for primary care at their local military treatment facility.

  • TARDEC Director's Message

    Aug 11, 2014

    At the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), our goal is to provide warfighters with advanced technological solutions to ground vehicle systems challenges. To do that, we must overcome the numerous design, development, manufacturing and product technology gaps identified in our 30-Year Strategy. Whether you're a member of industry, academia or another government agency exploring ways to partner with us, we welcome your interest and potential contributions towards our organization's research and development (R&D) initiatives.

  • TOWN HALL - 22 July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    Town Hall

  • 2014 Trap Range Schedule of Events

    Jul 15, 2014

  • King's Peak Backpacking Trip

    Jul 15, 2014

  • 'Mastering' advanced education opportunities

    Aug 4, 2014

    July edition of the Army DACM Office Education and Training column talks about advanced education opportunities for the Army Acquisition Workforce.

  • Army green is Army Strong!

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources. The Army's energy goals, as defined in the January 2009 Army Energy Security Implementation Strategy, include reducing energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, increasing use of renewable/alternative energy, assuring access to sufficient energy supplies and reducing adverse impacts to the environment.

  • Bauld takes helm as 36th PBA commander

    Jul 21, 2014

    A beautiful summer day greeted VIPs, guests and employees of Pine Bluff Arsenal to the Army Reserve Center July 2, as Col. David L. Musgrave, outgoing commander, relinquished command to Col. Chadwick T. Bauld.

  • USAG Ansbach command team brings home the trophy from German-American shooting competition

    Jul 15, 2014

    For the past 20 years the USAG Ansbach has co-hosted a German-American friendship shoot with its partner city Herrieden on the Army's range in Oberdachstetten. This year the command team of the garrison brought home the trophy after shooting an almost perfect score.

  • Paratroopers visit Latvian summer camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    Paratroopers with the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, visited a summer camp for local children near Ergli, Latvia, July 9, 2014, offering them a glimpse into U.S. Army life, their equipment, meals and physical readiness training.

  • Battalions of 1st Signal Brigade conduct 'fiber university' training

    Jul 14, 2014

    The 36th Signal Battalion and 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the 1st Signal Brigade conducted joint fiber optics training at Camp Humphreys, South Korea July 8-11.

  • Army Reserve trainers help military leaders prep for action

    Jul 15, 2014

    An Illinois-based Army Reserve unit concluded a year-long collaborative training effort, as part of a large exercise aimed at improving the decision-making skills of leaders, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

  • Substance abuse changes lives, careers

    Jul 14, 2014

    The USAG Daegu Army Substance Abuse Program agressively pushes information to Soldiers in Area IV warning them of the dangers of drug abuse, to both life and career.

  • Community awareness takes the punch out of bullying

    Jul 14, 2014

    There is no place for bullying - not in the schools, not on the playground, and not in our formations - not here in USAG Daegu and Area IV, not anywhere.

  • Army Reserve's 200th MPCOM leaves no child behind

    Jul 16, 2014

    Taking care of Army Reserve youth is a priority for the 200th Military Police Command leadership before, during and after a mobilization or deployment.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 15, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army Reserve Family attends Yellow Ribbon event together

    Jul 12, 2014

    For one 19-year-old Army Reserve Soldier scheduled to deploy to Guantanamo Bay Cuba this summer, the decision to invite his parents to a 200th Military Police Command Yellow Ribbon event was simple.

  • CSA taps captains for talent-management ideas

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Army wants to put the right people in the right jobs at the right time -- especially with shrinking budgets and manpower and an uncertain global security environment -- but does it do that very well?

  • Advising in Regional Command-South Part 2: CAAT-South seeks to advise and assist 'the other way'

    Jul 12, 2014

    U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Mark Boone walks across the dusty moonscape of Forward Operating Base Walton in Kandahar shaking hands with friends and introducing himself to Soldiers and Airmen he hasn't yet met. If Afghanistan is, as Boone believes, all about relationships, then it's obvious he feels wholeheartedly that making and building strong relationships is not only his job as team leader of Commander International Security Assistance Force Advisory and Assistance Team-South, but also part of his DNA.

  • Operation Proper Exit: Healing warriors and inspiring Soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    Passengers emerge from the dim light of a military cargo plane into the stinging sunlight of mid-day southern Afghanistan. Outside the plane they are greeted by Soldiers clapping as they make their way off the flight line. As the passengers pass by, each Soldier renders a salute before continuing to clap. Amongst the throng of Service members, a few faces familiar to the passengers start to appear out of the crowd, which were individuals who served with the wounded warriors in years past.

  • Army Reserve officer participates in exchange with Danish military

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army Reserve Capt. Curtis Sampson, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 85th Support Command; participated in a unique opportunity to visit Denmark as part of the Military Reserve Exchange Program from June 11 through 25.

  • Battalion fun day lifts spirits through healthy competition

    Nov 30, -0001

    Dubstep music blasting from two large speakers gave an intensity to the dust-scented air of the maintenance bay that was temporarily turned into a makeshift dodgeball court. Crouched on both ends of the court, the Soldiers were ready for their 10 meter dash toward their ammunition. A seemingly anonymous voice yelled, "Go!" and an array of crossfire filled the dodgeball arena.

  • LOG-IT LAR helps Soldiers keep computers talking

    Jul 12, 2014

    Every day, in locations around the world, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command logistics assistance representatives and senior master technicians work toward one goal -- to improve Soldier skills and knowledge on communications and electronics equipment that is vital to mission accomplishment.

  • Spartan brigade ready for deployment

    Jul 12, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Managing extensive technological assets and a large number of highly-trained soldiers spread across several countries is just everyday business for an air defense artillery brigade headquarters. Executing these tasks under added stresses, either in combat or in training, is something extraordinary.

  • Spartans mark deployment milestone

    Jul 12, 2014

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- June 20 is a special day for air defenders but it also had an additional significance to the Soldiers of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

  • Air defenders strike first for equality in Kuwait

    Jul 12, 2014

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- "Strike First" is a motto that has long been with the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, based out of Fort Hood, Texas, and they live up to that motto.

  • A look behind the scenes at our gates, Provost marshal talks about teamwork

    Jul 21, 2014

    The DES team Lt. Col. Hollis Bush, the Fort Gordon Directorate of Emergency Services director, managed has the unenviable task of managing Fort Gordon's gates, a particularly thankless job. Most of us never give the gates a second thought, unless access to the installation isn't working the way we think it should. And, let's face it -- most of us are righteous in our belief that the gates don't work the way they should.

  • US Army Pacific honors Gen. Park Seon Woo

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific Commanding General met with Republic of Korea Army Gen. Park, Seon Woo, 24th Deputy Commander of Combined Forces Command for an Honor Ceremony held for Park at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 11. The United States and South Korea has held an alliance for more than 61 years. The partnership between the two nations continues to grow as Brooks and Park discuss ways to assist each other

  • 311th SC(T) welcomes Curry as command's new CSM

    Jul 11, 2014

    The 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a change of responsibility ceremony, Tuesday, with Command Sgt. Major Darris Curry accepting the symbolic Noncommissioned Officer's Sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell.

  • AMC commends operations general for service, says farewell

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command bid farewell to its top operations leader during a ceremony at the headquarters, July 11.

  • Shut down: Outcast defeats Plug Uglies, 11-0

    Jul 11, 2014

    While the rest of the world sat amazed at Germany's triumphant 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup, some of Fort Rucker's finest were busy in a heated competition of their own.

  • DFMWR photo scavenger hunt offers fun, prizes

    Jul 11, 2014

    Posting photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Internet is a popular way many people choose to show friends and Family fun and interesting activities that are going on in their lives, and Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Arts and Crafts Center's products, services help people de-stress, learn hobbies

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many ways people can learn new things and decompress after a hard day and the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center's mission is to help people learn multiple skills and find peace of mind through crafts.

  • Absentee voting easy, important for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many myths and untruths that surround absentee voting, which sometimes discourage Soldiers and their Families from participating in an important aspect of American democracy, but one Fort Rucker official's mission is to make sure everyone gets the information they need to exercise their right to vote while away from home.

  • Safety first: Fort Rucker continues to emphasize motorcycle safety awareness

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers thinking about hitting the road on two wheels or buying a motorcycle need to make safety Priority No. 1, according to Fort Rucker officials.

  • WSMR welcomes 33rd Commanding General

    Jul 11, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range welcomed its 33rd Commanding General during an Assumption of Command Ceremony conducted behind the Frontier Club, July 2. Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin assumed responsibility from former WSMR Director Paul Mann.

  • Expert advises: Make job fairs pay off

    Jul 11, 2014

    Have you ever contemplated attending a job fair but thought, "Why bother? It's only a waste of my time." Well, you are not alone.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 1 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

  • Soldier learns being biggest, strongest has its limits in Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 14, 2014

    When he steps up to the mat in a hand-to-hand combat tournament, Spc. Rahmad Gholston goes by his warrior name: Ghost.

  • The threat beneath the ground: Geologist competes in Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 14, 2014

    Unlike the buried bombs he faced in Iraq, the danger beneath the earth's shifting layers is quiet. Not explosive or sudden, but gradual. Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Kearns knows this. From 2003-2004, he was a combat engineer in Iraq responsible for "route clearance," a term that wasn't officially coined until later on. Now, he's a trainer for the 75th Training Division, but his life in Houston revolves around the science of substrata movements.

  • Army green is Army Strong!

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army tackles challenges today requiring more innovative and efficient ways to support the mission and minimize environmental impacts. U.S. Army Central is making significant strides supporting the Army's effort to conserve money and resources.

  • Soldier calms inner storm as he braves through Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Nov 30, -0001

    Months ago, Sgt. Juan Jackson sat on a bus full of Soldiers staring out the window. That moment. He remembers it still.

  • Chief change: 416th TEC receives new command chief warrant officer

    Nov 30, -0001

    There was a change of the guard at the command chief position for the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) this weekend. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Therese Beatty took over the command chief warrant officer title for the TEC as she officially replaced Chief Warrant Officer 5 Juan Luna during the change of responsibility ceremony June 8.

  • 2014 US Army Reserve Best Warrior takes only the best

    Sep 22, 2014

    Only the best can hack it. Only 42 of the best made it to here for the 2014 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

  • Children toot Army Reserve's horn at Touch a Truck

    Nov 30, -0001

    Children crawled through a humvee, trying on combat helmets and beeped the horn while pretending to drive. Parents took photos and asked questions about the truck. Soldiers from the 416th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) provided the Humvee for children and family members to play during the Touch a Truck community event hosted by the Village of Willowbrook, Parks and Recreation Department, July 11.

  • Fort Belvoir HQ Bn. command sergeant major leaves her mark

    Jul 11, 2014

    She's a leader who often greets her Soldiers with a wide smile or a hug. As U.S. Army Garrrison Fort Belvoir Headquarters Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Carolyn Reynolds retires after 28 years of service, one thing is for sure: she will be deeply missed.

  • Toner takes over restructuring Warrior Transition Command

    Jul 14, 2014

    Col. Chris Toner is taking the helm of a Warrior Transition Command that is reorganizing to better serve a somewhat smaller population of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

  • Trees along Route 1 to be replaced on post

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Route 1 widening project has meant the removal of trees to make way for the six-lane highway, but officials with Fort Belvoir say the removed foliage will be replaced elsewhere on post thanks to upcoming mitigation projects. While the exact details have yet to be hammered out, Chris Landgraf, Directorate of Public Works, master planner, confirmed that the trees will be replaced elsewhere on post on a 2:1 ratio under Fort Belvoir's Tree Policy, which states that all trees removed on post greater than four inches in diameter must be replaced.

  • German delegation visits Picatinny to enhance armaments

    Jul 11, 2014

    Norbert Weber, deputy director of research & technology from the Armament Directorate of the Germany Federal Ministry of Defence spoke with Barbara Machak, acting director of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Chris Grassano chief of staff for the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, at Picatinny Arsenal on July 10.

  • FB HQ Bn. commander says farewell to Belvoir

    Jul 11, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Brian P. Zarchin participates in his change of command at Fort Belvoir July 11, it will be the culmination of more than 21 years of service to his country that was defined by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Originally from Montgomery County, Md., Zarchin, his wife and three children, are ready to move on.

  • Engineers build roads, buildings, skills

    Jul 11, 2014

    Operation Essayons 2014 came together June 14 - 28 through months of planning that involved installation, engineer units, and the Army Installation Management Command support. The mission has a couple of goals with the first enabling engineers getting real-time, challenging and quality training and an end goal is for improved Soldier deployment readiness at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

  • Redskins Salute offers more than fun to servicemembers

    Jul 11, 2014

    Servicemembers in the National Capital Region can meet players, attend games, receive educational assistance and job search support through the Washington Redskins' "Redskins Salute" appreciation club. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Redskins Salute is free and open to active-duty servicemembers, National Guard and Reserve, veterans and retirees, as well as their Family members. Members will have access to the club's free events, exclusive content and support programs for education, Family services, health and wellness and post military-service job creation.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

  • Redstone 4-star imparts leadership wisdom

    Jul 11, 2014

    As one of a dozen Army four-star generals, the Army Materiel Command's top leader imparted wisdom to interns, employees and retirees who gathered July 10 for a Marshall Association luncheon, focused on leadership.

  • Army Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program Results for 2013

    Jul 11, 2014

    On 11 July 2014, the Army announced the 2013 Lean Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program (LEAP) winners.

  • Technicians, National Guard work side-by-side to hone skills

    Jul 11, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- School was in session for dozens of Soldiers who provide service and support for automotive track and wheeled vehicles, as well as communication and electronics equipment. Members of the Maine Army National Guard's 152nd Component Repair Company (CRC) spent two weeks at Tobyhanna Army Depot increasing their ability to rebuild transmissions and engines, machine new parts for weapons systems and repair night vision systems.

  • SOS Summer Camp spreads joy to fallen troops' children

    Jul 11, 2014

    As 12-year-old Nate Vargas runs to tag a teammate as part of a competition at Camp Hinsch June 9, it seems like a typical summer day. That is the feel that organizers of Fort Campbell's Survivor Outreach Services Summer Camp hope to provide for the 8- to 13-year-old children in attendance despite the unspoken fact that each camper is here because of the death of a military parent, often in actions overseas during Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood held its annual July 4 celebration Friday, inviting surrounding communities to join in the festivities.

  • SHARP training key to prevention approach

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training is a key element in the Army's multifaceted prevention approach. Leaders must establish a positive command climate that supports Soldier safety, emphasizes Army values, and encourages candor and trust among team members. Successful prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault requires that all Soldiers and leaders understand expected standards of conduct; hold each other accountable for violations of those standards; and work together to build a unit climate of dignity, respect and sensitivity to others. SHARP life-cycle training is integral to the Army's efforts to effect cultural change by imparting the knowledge and skill set required to execute their commitments to the SHARP Program and Army values.

  • Historic window replacement to begin

    Jul 11, 2014

    It's been a long time coming, with much back and forth between levels of government and command, but U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir finally signed a Memorandum Agreement, June 9 that will see the majority of windows replaced in historic housing on post over the next two decades. The construction could get under way by the end of July or early August, and will continue for the next 15 years as Soldiers move in and out of the historic units. The agreement also sets out a number of mitigations that the Fort Belvoir community will notice getting under way this summer.

  • Paddle sports program offers healing

    Jul 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Adam Drobecker, Warrior Transition Battalion, has endured his share of challenges since suffering a traumatic brain injury from the improvised explosive device that nearly killed him while serving in Iraq in 2006. It hasn't always been easy, but the 27-year-old is on the mend, both mentally and physically, as his Army career comes to a close and he says he has Team River Runner and its therapeutic paddle sports program to partly thank for it. Using kayaks, canoes, inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, TRR promotes free "health and healing" for servicemembers bouncing back from life-altering injuries such as post-traumatic stress, TBI, amputations, spinal cord injuries, sight impairment and other disabling wounds.

  • SHARP Resource Center to open at Fort Campbell

    Jul 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program aims to synchronize and professionalize victim advocacy services by establishing SHARP Resource Centers on military installations across the globe -- including Fort Campbell.

  • Celebrity chef visits Belvoir Exchange

    Jul 11, 2014

    Lines wrapped around the kiosk area of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service complex as Fort Belvoir employees, servicemembers and their Families waited patiently to meet Chef Emeril Lagasse of Food Network fame, Friday. The super chef signed books and presented a cooking demonstration.

  • Belvoir contest aims to reduce energy use

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Villages at Belvoir enticed Belvoir residents to reduce energy use during its Kill-A-Watt Electric Conservation Challenge at the Vernondale Neighborhood Center, Wednesday. The contest is in line with the Resident Conservation Program implemented as a U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiative. The contest runs through Sept. 30 with each village competing to see which one can save the most energy.

  • U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency briefed on CP 26

    Jul 11, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency learned about Career Program 26 during a presentation at Thurman Lecture Hall by the Manpower and Force Management Proponency Office, June 26. The lecture highlighted the tools and competencies available in CP 26 to force management professionals to continue their career progression.

  • Sanchez welcomed as new Project Manager for Terrestrial Sensors

    Jul 11, 2014

    Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors welcomed its new leader during a change of charter ceremony, Tuesday at the Defense Acquisition University, Howell Auditorium. Col. Anthony J. Sanchez assumed the program charter for PM Terrestrial Sensors from Col. Edward J. Stawowczyk during the ceremony.

  • Gridiron Grins: Steelers' cornerback hosts youth football experience

    Jul 11, 2014

    "Are you fired up?" "Yes we are!" yelled a swarm of more than 100 military kids, at the top of their lungs. Sporting eyeblack stickers, cleats and athletic attire, the campers could barely contain themselves as they smiled, high-fived each other and jumped about, eagerly awaiting the start of the day's fun-filled events. This was the scene at Fort Campbell's Fryar Stadium June 9 as 120 military children prepared to train at a two-day football ProCamp hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen, who is no stranger to military life.

  • First Redstone commander's secretary leaving Huntsville

    Jul 16, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Huntsville community and Team Redstone said goodbye to one of the last surviving World War II workers of Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits ROTC Cadets at summer training

    Jul 15, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno spoke for more than an hour to Army ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course Cadets, July 10, 2014, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with a valuable message to help them in their journey as Army officers.

  • US humanitarian assistance shapes future of Togo

    Jul 11, 2014

    While Togo is a relatively small country, the U.S. Embassy in Lome supports an active humanitarian-assistance program. This is due to a unique partnership between the embassy and Department of Defense's U.S. Africa Command. The embassy program is unique because there is no physical U.S. Agency for International Development presence in Togo, and therefore no duplication of development work. AFRICOM, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, executes projects ranging from schools to medical clinics to garbage depots here.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade "drops in" on Estonia

    Jul 11, 2014

    Paratroopers from 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade conduct an airborne operation July 8 at Nurmsi, Estonia.

  • 3rd CAB holds safety day

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Soldiers of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade held a Safety Stand Down on Hunter Army Airfield July 3.

  • Natick puts rapid in prototyping

    Jul 11, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (July 11, 2014) -- Army engineers are working to create 3-D solid models and prototypes from computer-aided design data. These prototypes enable researchers to evaluate and detect component and system design problems before fabrication.

  • Congresswoman tours growing transit hub in Romania

    Jul 11, 2014

    A senior member of the House Armed Forces Committee visited MK Air Base to see the recent growth at the strategic transit hub July 1.

  • US military hosts 400 Romanian youths for Independence Day

    Nov 30, -0001

    Independence Day might be an American holiday, but MK Air Base has its own tradition of celebrating the summer holiday with their Romanian hosts.

  • Villagers reunite in Hohenfels Training Area

    Jul 15, 2014

    In 1951, the residents of Schmidheim village in Germany, were relocated to make way for the expansion of Hohenfels Training Area. Roughly 60 guests assembled at the remains of the village, July 5, 2014, to share memories, honor those who have passed, and rejoice at being home.

  • U.S. Army Europe warrant officer retiring as one of last active Soldiers with Vietnam service

    Jul 14, 2014

    A foreign view out the window as a Pan Am flight touches down. Richard Nixon's voice crackling from a radio. Olive drab uniforms. War correspondents on TV in black and white. The pungent odors of jet fuel and jungle penetrating the dense humid air. A blue bus waiting on a hot tarmac, its windows caged to keep grenades out of passengers' laps.

  • Celebrating German-American relations during USAG Wiesbaden change of command

    Jul 16, 2014

    It was a day to mark the transition of two leaders in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden with the focus on friendships, support and the vital role of personal and professional relationships. As German and American guests gathered to witness Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe director, pass the garrison's colors from Col. David Carstens to incoming commander Col. Mary Martin, speakers acknowledged how important genuine friendship and caring are in ensuring outstanding community relations and support.

  • Army-green gets greener: USARPAC Soldiers test clean energy sources during RIMPAC

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers setup a variety of clean-energy power-producing equipment such as wind-turbines, solar panels, a solar shade, and even used a hydrogen-powered car to generate enough power for 350 people located at a training area on Ford Island, Hawaii, taking part in the Rim of the Pacific 2014 training exercise, being held from June 26 to Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Researchers improve smokes, obscurants technology

    Jul 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- During a recent event to study the performance of smoke and obscurants, researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate set out to improve the process of measuring transmissivity.

  • Software helps to protect Soldiers from traumatic combat injuries

    Jul 11, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 11, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate has fostered closer teaming across the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program by designing a customized software system that integrates a digital library, a management tool for requests for information and other unique resources.

  • Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

    Jul 14, 2014

    On Oct. 1, 2014, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle.

  • Corps of Engineers explores public-private partnerships

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring the possibility of partnering with the private sector for projects in America's waterways and ports.

  • JBSA-Fort Sam Houston pilots massive network infrastructure modernization effort

    Jul 10, 2014

  • Norwich Graduate Assumes Command of Army IT Unit

    Jul 10, 2014

    Brigadier General John W. Baker, a 1985 graduate of Norwich University, assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater) from Col. Arlester Vernon, Jr. during an assumption of command ceremony at Fort Gordon's Barton Parade Field Pavilion Friday, June 27.

  • Performance Triad app now available

    Jul 14, 2014

    Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

  • Joint Munitions Command Honors New Hall Of Fame Inductees

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Joint Munitions Command workforce paused from its mission to honor ten new members of the Ammunition Hall of Fame here, July 9.

  • Army's senior lawyer hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 10, 2014

    Hundreds of audience members came out to the see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Twilight Tattoo hosted by the 39th U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, held on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Va., July 9, 2014.

  • DINFOS Hosts Embedded Photographer, Journalist At Forum

    Jul 10, 2014

    As the Defense Information School celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, the school that trains service members in the public affairs professions reached out to media members from the other side of the field to learn how to be effective public affairs officers.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 14, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • Area Organizations Host Job Hunting Event

    Jul 10, 2014

    About $84 million is spent in Army unemployment benefits quarterly. This is the price tag associated with veterans transitioning to civilian careers. As a result, the Regional Growth Management Committee, Fort Meade's Army Community Service and the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program partnered to build an effective model for the hiring of service members and military spouses at local and regional businesses.

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