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  • "Rock and Load" rocks scouts at Jamboree

    Jul 31, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - In the midst of countless improvised tents and over the banter of thousands of people, the irresistible rhythm and grooves of "Blood, Sweat and Tears" reverberated throughout the campgrounds. The toe-tapping sounds and the screaming guitar shreds enticed the crowds to the stage where a pop ensemble effortlessly played the tunes.

  • The itsy bitsy spider

    Jul 31, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- Joint Task Force-National Scout Jamboree exercised a spider bite scenario July 23 as part of a robust series of exercises to prepare for the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree July 26 to Aug. 4.

  • First responders practice crisis management in plane crash simulation

    Jul 31, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - More than 50 personnel from Joint Task Force - National Scout Jamboree completed an intensive plane crash response exercise July 24 in preparation for the Boy Scouts of America 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

  • Preparing for any situation

    Jul 31, 2010

    Fort A. P. Hill, Va. -- The exercise scenario for the July 23 exercise began with a simulated 9-1-1 call to the Fort A.P. Hill fire department. Within minutes sounds of sirens growing louder in the distance, alarming that an emergency warranted their attention, firemen and ambulances arrived on the scene of a two-car crash.

  • Army Ground Forces Band puts the 'jam' in Jamboree

    Jul 31, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - As busloads of Boy Scouts and leaders converged upon the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree, the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band took to the stage, bringing their signature sound to the historic event.

  • Army major helps scouts become 'rock stars' on climbing wall

    Jul 31, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - The line to enter the rock climbing wall station in the Southern Region of the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree extended far beyond the shade of the temper tent, eager Scouts anxious to scale the wall before them.

  • KFOR 13 LMTs participate with local summer camp program

    Jul 31, 2010

    Members of the KFOR 13, Multinational Battle Group East, Liaison Monitoring Team, met with more than 40 local children during a Summer camp program in Strpce/Shterpce, July 20. The program, hosted by Strong Start, a non-governmental organization in Kosovo, offered the Soldiers of LMT 7, who arrived in Kosovo only two weeks ago, their first chance to interact with the youth of their sector.

  • Puerto Rico National Guard-led Battle Group assumes mission in Eastern Kosovo

    Jul 31, 2010

    A new U.S.-led KFOR battle group, predominately based out of Puerto Rico, officially took over responsibility of Multinational Battle Group East today, joining units from six other nations, all of which are supporting the NATO mission of maintaining a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all the people in Kosovo.

  • Military working dogs take bite out of Camp Bondsteel

    Jul 31, 2010

    "Sir, can you please come over here' Sir, come over here ... Get' em!!" These are words everyone should try to avoid hearing, but these are the words Hugo, and the other military working dogs on Camp Bondsteel, are waiting to hear. Camp Bondsteel currently has three Military Working Dogs (MWD) trained in a variety of skills from locating explosives and drugs, to conducting patrols and attacking aggressive individuals.

  • Running to heal, remember

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Wearing blue shirts with "Run To Remember" on the front and names of the brigade's fallen Soldiers on the back, the ladies stretch, socialize, then join hands. One of the wives says a prayer, then closes by reading names of the brigade's 41 fallen service members. It's a reminder to everyone that war comes with a price, and for the wives who lost husbands, it's reassurance that they will not be forgotten.

  • USNORTHCOM commander visits Jamboree joint task force, commends efforts

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - The commander of U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, Jr., visited the Joint Task Force - National Scout Jamboree's Joint Multi-agency Operations Coordination Center July 27, getting a first-hand look at what goes into making the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree a success.

  • USPS gives BSA 'stamp of approval' at National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The U.S. Postal Service honored the Boy Scouts of America centennial by introducing a commemorative stamp in a "first day of issue" ceremony at the BSA 2010 National Scout Jamboree July 27.

  • Protest Exercise at Fort A.P.Hill,Va

    Jul 29, 2010

    "Make love, not war!" chanted a select group of Soldiers, as they clutched cardboard picket signs and made their way through the thick, Virginia humidity toward a platoon of armed, military police officers in an attempt to "protest" anything and everything they could think of. "Give peace a chance," they continued.

  • "Rock and Load" rocks Scouts at Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    In the midst of countless improvised tents and over the banter of thousands of people, the irresistible rhythm and grooves of "Blood, Sweat and Tears" reverberated throughout the campgrounds. The toe-tapping sounds and the screaming guitar shreds enticed the crowds to the stage where a pop ensemble effortlessly played the tunes.

  • JTF-National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill.

  • Army Guard helicopters and Air Force parachutists take jamboree to the skies

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT A.P. Hill, Va. Aca,!" The vast, wooded forests and rolling, green hills of Fort A.P. Hill, Va., have provided a rich, natural environment for each Boy Scouts of AmericaAca,!a,,cs National Jamboree since 1981. Thousands of scouts from across the country partake in the opportunity to hike the scenic trails, spot the varieties of wildlife and appreciate the ecological wonders of the area.

  • Active shooter exercise helps service members protect Scouts

    Jul 27, 2010

    More than 35 first responders tested their ability to react under pressure to a simulated armed gunman during an active shooter exercise July 23 during preparations for the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree, scheduled to run July 26 through Aug. 4.

  • Military police keep children safe during Jamboree exercise

    Jul 27, 2010

    With "Be prepared" as one of their core creeds, the Boy Scouts of America have spent many months getting ready for this year's National Scout Jamboree here July 26 - August 4.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • DoD Support of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 24, 2010

    The entry control point NCOIC of the 13th Military Police, Fort Leonardwood, Mo., tries to talk down a "shooter" with a hostage during a mock exercise July 23, 2010.

  • Baby, it's hot outside!

    Jul 23, 2010

    No one has to tell us summer is here - a step into the heat and humidity outdoors leaves no question as to what season we're in. One of our garrison Civilians recently went to a movie with her Family. When they returned to their car afterward, they watched the car's outside temperature sensor climb - 110 degrees, 112 degrees, 115 degrees, 117 degrees.

  • Army Ground Forces Band gets new commander

    Jul 23, 2010

    Capt. Treg Ancelet (left) receives the unit colors from Lt. Col. Hillary Luton of U.S. Army Forces Command July 8 at Fort McPherson as a symbol of his accepting command of The Army Ground Forces Band. Ancelet assumed command from Maj. Domingos Robinson.

  • Be safe even in thunderstorms

    Jul 23, 2010

    Be safe even in thunderstorms.

  • Iraqi logistics unit completes capstone urban exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

    A team of Soldiers from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division met with the 32nd Company, 8th Iraqi Army Division Transportation Directorate in Numaniyah July 14 to conduct a capstone situational training exercise(STX). The STX focused on convoy operations and was the culmination of more than nine months of training between the U.S. and Iraqi Security Forces that began with basic vehicle maintenance, first aid, and more advanced lessons in reacting to small arms fire and improvised explosive devices.

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