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  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Nov 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Army robotics researchers look far into the future

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army envisions a future where robots are integral members of the team performing autonomous actions and maintaining current capabilities.

  • Follow Me! 412th TEC's Motorcycle Mentorship Program gets their kickstands up

    Nov 8, 2014

    Despite the cool fall weather, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers geared up at November's battle assembly to participate in their first motorcycle safety ride round-trip from the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Natchez, Mississippi. Seasoned motorcyclists spearheaded the training for the 150-mile route on interstate and country roads to practice riding in a group, using hand signals, spacing between bikes and riding defensively.

  • Risk of contracting EVD is extremely low

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many communicable illnesses are present at this time of year such as common colds and coughs, sore throats and the flu or flu-like ailments. Since a number of these infections have similar symptoms as the Ebola Virus Disease -- fever, diarrhea and vomiting -- Kenner Army Health Clinic medical personnel and Army Medicine want to emphasize that the risk of contacting EVD in the United States is extremely low.

  • Veterans Day deals available to troops

    Nov 6, 2014

    Many restaurants and retailers are offering Veterans Day discounts or free meals to service members and veterans. Some offers even extend to family members.

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • 412th TEC Headquarters changes hands

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Nicholas Oates, outgoing commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 412th Theater Engineer Command, relinquished command to Maj. Samuel Kicker in a change of command ceremony held here at Oct. 19 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center.

  • Army, DOE studies may lead to unique armor technology

    Oct 20, 2014

    Army Research Laboratory scientists say they may be better able to develop novel armor technologies to improve protection levels for U.S. warfighters based on information from a recent Department of Energy study.

  • Thompson, Flaggs discuss issues beneficial to Army Reserve, Vickburg community

    Oct 18, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Tracy Thompson, commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., discuss important matters mutually beneficial to the 412th TEC, Army Reserve and the local community during an office call held at the mayor's office in downtown Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Is your relationship healthy?

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the unfortunate spate of domestic violence occurrences seem to dominate the media lately, I think it may be wise to skip the blame game. It doesn't really matter who spit on whom first. It doesn't really matter how badly someone was misbehaving. And it certainly doesn't matter who started the argument.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers volunteer to judge children's science fair

    Oct 10, 2014

    Army Reserve Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command volunteered to assist a local school with judging their science fair Oct. 9.

  • Army Reserve Soldier nominated for Nobel Prize

    Oct 3, 2014

    Sometimes people share their knowledge and experiences without knowing the impact of their words.

  • To Lt. Col. Shane Galster, we remember you

    Sep 23, 2014

    The 412th Theater Engineer Command paid final respects to Army Reserve Lt. Col. Shane Galster for his service and sacrifice to the Army, Sept. 21 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

  • Army Reserve firefighters conduct HAZMAT training, prepare for any contingency

    Sep 16, 2014

    Firefighters have a dangerous job: entering burning buildings, performing rope rescue and vehicle extrications. Recently, Army Reserve firefighters added another precarious situation to their training.

  • Army Reserve Soldier earns Best Engineer Warrant Officer award in U.S. Army

    Sep 16, 2014

    Every year an Army engineer warrant officer earns the title of the best. This year that honor went to an Army Reserve Soldier recently returned from Afghanistan.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers complete Virtual Battle Space Training in Daegu

    Sep 11, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), out of Atlanta, Georgia, 412th Theater Engineer Command, successfully completed Virtual Battle Space 3 training while participating here in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians observe Patriot Day, share personal stories

    Sep 11, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss. -- As we take the time to remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and the service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice following that day, Soldiers and civilians of the 412th Theater Engineer Command gather to honor their legacy and to reflect on how that day affected them personally during a special service held at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center.

  • Deployable Command Post, 412th TEC train for real-world contingency at UFG

    Sep 7, 2014

    Soldiers should train for any contingency and be trained and ready to support their missions. One way to ensure this is with annual training exercises based on these contingencies. One exercise that does this is Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted annually in the Republic of Korea to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the peninsula.

  • Thompson talks priorities, theater support, way forward for the 412th TEC

    Sep 7, 2014

    In his first interview since taking command on 29 June, Major General Tracy A. Thompson spoke in length about priorities, soldier readiness, relevance and support to the ASCCs, lessons learned, role models and much more. A lawyer by profession, Maj. Gen. Thompson was interviewed for this piece during his travels to the Pacific for the Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise, where approximately 80 Soldiers from the Deployable Command Post and TEC-Main deployed to Korea, Japan and Hawaii to provide engineering expertise and logistical support functions to US Army Pacific, US Forces Korea and Eighth Army. -- CPT Maryjane Falefa Porter, Public Affairs Officer, 412th Theater Engineer Command.

  • 368th Engineer Detachment participates in UFG14

    Sep 7, 2014

    DAEGU, Republic of Korea - The 368th Engineer Detachment (Forward Engineer Support Team-Main), based out of Decatur, Georgia, traveled here to participate in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercise. Col. Stephen Strand, commander, 368th Eng. Det., has participated twice in previous UFG training events and said he "enjoys building relationships with other UFG participants and delivering real world products to planners."

  • Labor Day: Summer ends, safety continues

    Aug 28, 2014

    For most Americans, Labor Day signals the end of the summer. Many families wrap up the summer with a final vacation, picnic or barbecue with friends. Whatever your plans are for Labor Day, don't let an accident spoil your fun.

  • Ready Warrior prepares Soldiers for future operations

    Aug 28, 2014

    The 391st and 926th Engineer Battalions facilitated the training of more than 275 Soldiers on Army Warrior Tasks focusing on troop leading procedures during Operation Iron Castle Ready Warrior 2014, Aug. 3-16 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • US, Macedonia Soldiers improve kindergarten

    Aug 28, 2014

    Seven U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, nine Macedonia soldiers and two Macedonia contractors went back to kindergarten Aug. 4-26.

  • 441st volunteers for training in Afghanistan-type environment

    Aug 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve units usually only attend one extended combat training event each year. This year, one unit was able to participate in two.

  • NG, Reserve integrate as team at NTC

    Aug 25, 2014

    Reserve and National Guard Soldiers usually train one weekend a month and two weeks a year. This training is normally not done side-by-side, but two units integrated this year for their extended combat training.

  • International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

    Aug 21, 2014

    In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

  • 854th Engineer Battalion strives to provide professional products

    Aug 21, 2014

    "It's good enough for government work." This is a phrase heard throughout the military, but at one exercise, the battalion staff wants to change the meaning of the phrase.

  • Survey unit goes back-to-basics

    Aug 21, 2014

    Technology is often used to make jobs more efficient and run more smoothly. One unit providing support for Castle Installation Related Construction at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, has found going back-to-basics more convenient for their projects.

  • 674th Eng. Detachment continues civic improvements for 5th year

    Aug 19, 2014

    Seeing your accomplishments can bring you a sense of joy and pride. One U.S. Army Reserve unit relives those achievements almost every year they attend their annual training.

  • 417th Eng. Company prepares lots for paving

    Aug 19, 2014

    Finding a place to park can be a headache, driving though a lot, eyes peeled, looking for that one empty spot.

  • Providing QC for Castle IRC

    Aug 19, 2014

    Maj. John Coppola, 305th Engineer Detachment commander from Jersey City, N.J., ground guides a roller compactor while conducting quality control at Tusi Army airfield on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., during Castle Installation Related Construction, Aug. 6 to 19. The 305th provided quality control at all the project sites including vehicle pads, a training building, bus stop improvements and a culvert upgrade. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • 92nd CBRN Response Teams support VR '14

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 92nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Battalion based out of Decatur, Georgia, is providing forces to conduct reconnaissance, mass casualty decontamination, and urban search and rescue operations in support of civilian authorities during Vibrant Response 2014.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • Our Northern cousins: US, Canadian Reserve engineers train together

    Jul 29, 2014

    Eighteen Reserve members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian engineers imbedded with the U.S. Army Reserve's 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Command engineer units for Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 14 to 26.

  • Engineers compose bridge across Arkansas River

    Jul 29, 2014

    The 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands alongside aviation and army diving assets combined forces to meet the challenges of crossing the Arkansas River at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, July 23.

  • One team: building bonds through IED defeat

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Soldiers drive slowly down the road, watching on either side for any indication of an improvised explosive device. They must make sure this road is clear.

  • Soldiers gain new experiences on weapons, vehicles

    Jul 29, 2014

    The Army has a variety of weapons and vehicles Soldiers train to fire and drive, but some are a bit more exclusive.

  • Army Reserve center dedicated to fallen Florida hero

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army Reserve center in Sanford, Florida, was renamed July 19, in a ceremony befitting a Silver Star recipient by celebrating the life and service of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe.

  • Developing Soldiers, teamwork through training

    Jul 18, 2014

    Soldiers are lined up, weapons ready; they begin to walk forward raising their weapons to engage their target. They stay on-line; a musical rhythm of rounds resonates as they fire their three-round bursts.

  • Training to provide essential support during River Assault

    Jul 18, 2014

    When hearing about an Army exercise called Operation River Assault, most people would think of boats and bridges, but it takes far more to ensure this exercise is successful than just amphibious equipment.

  • Close doesn't count with these grenades

    Jul 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lt. Amy Stafford, a Lake Placid, N.Y., resident and acting platoon leader for the 366th Engineer Company out of Canton, N.Y., loads the M203 grenade launcher for qualification July 17 during Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The 366th conducted range operations where Soldiers were required to hit four targets with six shots. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Close doesn't count with these grenades

    Jul 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. John Page, a squad leader from De Kalb, N.Y., with the 366th Engineer Company in Canton, N.Y., explains how to sight the M203 grenade launcher to Spc. Manuel Bustos, a geospacial engineer from Bryan, Texas, with the 420th Engineer Brigade headquartered in Bryan. The 366th oversaw qualification on the range July 17 during Operation River Assault at Fort Chaffee, Ark. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • Top Army Reserve chemical unit earns Sibert Award

    Jul 16, 2014

    The 401st Chemical Company from Boston, was awarded the 2014 Maj. Gen. William L. Sibert Award in the Reserve category, recently at the 2014 Chemical Corps Regimental Ball at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • 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.

  • Germans, Americans Honor Fallen U.S. Troops

    Jul 3, 2014

    An eyewitness never forgets. So was the case on Aug. 11, 1955.

  • The Workout Doesn't Stop Until the Recovery Begins

    Jul 2, 2014

    Ever wonder why your muscles seem to always be sore after your workouts? It could be that you are not properly refueling after your workouts.

  • Make fireworks safety a priority this holiday

    Jul 2, 2014

    According to Fireworksafety.com, malfunction and careless use of fireworks result in nearly 10,000 injuries every year. More than 65 percent of all fireworks-related injuries occur during the month of July. Fireworks safety is in your hands, and it is your responsibility as a service member to not risk injury.

  • Soldiers say thank you, farewell to commanding general

    Jul 1, 2014

    The 412th Theater Engineer Command held a change of command ceremony at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 29.

  • Buckler retires after 36 years

    Jul 1, 2014

    Not many people think they will work somewhere for 36 years. U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr. is no different.

  • Thompson takes charge

    Jul 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Tracy Thompson assumed leadership of the 412th Theater Engineer Command in a change of command ceremony held here June 29.

  • Readiness begins with YOU

    Jul 1, 2014

    This month marks our nation's 238th birthday, and while that might seem like a long time, we're still young compared to many countries around the world. What's helped set us apart and make us a global power in just a couple centuries, however, has been the dedicated service and sacrifice of our military members. Thank you for what you do every day to ensure our freedoms endure!

  • Talley holds town hall for 412th TEC Soldiers

    Jul 1, 2014

    It's not often Soldiers are able to address questions directly to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Command , but some recently had that opportunity.

  • Without any time to study, Soldier relies on combat experience to push through Best Warrior Competit

    Jun 26, 2014

    When Staff Sgt. James Thornton reported to Fort Jackson for his battalion's Best Warrior competition, he got a surprise. "Where's all your stuff? You're competing!" they told him. Originally, that wasn't the plan. He thought he was coming to serve as cadre: to help run the weapon qualification range as the safety officer.

  • 344th MP Co. changes command

    Jun 26, 2014

    MIDDLETON, Conn. - The 344th Military Police Company of the U.S. Army Reserve held a change of command ceremony June 22 at the Major General Maurice Rose Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown, Connecticut.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, civilians learn life saving

    Jun 26, 2014

    Ten Soldiers and civilians from the 412th participated in Automated External Defibrillator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training, a three hour training course and are certified to perform CPR and use the AED for two years. According to the 412th safety manager, Charlie Foreman, this training was important so the 412th is prepared in the case of an incident.

  • Best Warrior Competition throws a SHARP curveball at Soldiers before events begin

    Jun 23, 2014

    "Immediately I was like, oh, oh, I want to intervene. I need to intervene right now. Then I was like, 'Can we stop this?'" Those were the words and thoughts of Sgt. Juan Jackson, of Lakewood, Washington, as he watched a sergeant first class pat the rear end of another male Soldier several times. But it got worse. The sergeant first class didn't stop at touching.

  • Soldier takes joy in the pain, suffering of Army competition

    Jun 23, 2014

    Fun is hardly a word associated with pain, suffering and sleep deprivation. For most other 22-year-old college students, fun comes inside a room filled with rowdy friends shouting cheers or groans at the game on TV, stacks of pizza boxes on the table and plenty of beers making their rounds from the fridge.

  • Army engineers take another step toward unity with second ENTAPE conference

    Jun 23, 2014

    Duct tape is a wonderful invention. It's strong. It's durable. It holds things together. That's what the Army Engineer community hopes to achieve with ENTAPE: To hold together a very complex engineer community as a unified front. ENTAPE is actually not tape at all, but hopefully its ideas are sticky enough to motivate leaders to carry out the plans.

  • Training dedication

    Jun 18, 2014

    Sappers from the 365th Engineer Company take part in HELO cast training, training which is dedicated to the memory of Staff Sgt. Mark A. Scialdo, June 14, 2014, in Cape Coral, Florida.

  • Beyond the Horizon 2014 reaches to Palo Alto

    Jun 16, 2014

    Spc. Marco Gutierrez, 306th Engineer Company based in Amityville, N.Y., puts on the finishing touches at a clinic at Palo Alto, Dominican Republic, as part of Beyond the Horizon 2014, a multinational humanitarian exercise June 11, 2014. Gutierrez, a native of Queens, N.Y., is conducting his annual training requirement in this Caribbean island nation. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rognstad, 207th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Medical clinic

    Jun 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 306th Engineer Company based in Amityville, N.Y., put on the finishing touches at a clinic at Invicea Villa, Dominican Republic, as part of Beyond the Horizon 2014, a multinational humanitarian exercise June 11, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Aaron Rognstad, 207th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 302nd MEB celebrates Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 16, 2014

    The 412th Theater Engineer Command's 302nd Manuever Enhancement Brigade recognized the Army's 239th birthday with a cake cutting by the command team as well as the oldest and youngest Soldier.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Inspecting the lead

    Jun 9, 2014

    Task Force Larimar engineers assemble scaffolding to trace and inspect the wiring of the polyclinic in Vicente Noble, Barahona, Dominican Republic during Beyond the Horizon (BTH) 2014, June 2. BTH is a civic assistance, humanitarian exercise, sponsored by Army South and U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). The exercise helps improve the life of local residents by building key infrastructures and providing free medical care.

  • Beyond the Horizon Dominican Republic 2014

    Jun 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Theodore Robertson, 983rd Engineer Battalion out of Monclova, Ohio, is off-loaded from a Humvee by engineers from the 306th Engineer Company out of Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., as part of a casualty evacuation rehearsal for Beyond the Horizon 2014, a three-month multilateral humanitarian exercise designed to promote stronger and long-lasting partnership and cooperation between both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Rognstad, 207th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Beyond the Horizon Dominican Republic 2014

    Jun 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Theodore Robertson, 93rd Engineer Battalion, Monclova, Ohio, is strapped down to a gurney by engineers from the 306th Engineer Company out of Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., as part of a casualty evacuation rehearsal for Beyond the Horizon 2014, a three-month multilateral humanitarian exercise designed to promote stronger and long-lasting partnership and cooperation between both the U.S. and the Dominican Republic. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Aaron Rognstad, 207th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Older Chinook helicopters auctioned to commercial buyers

    Jun 4, 2014

    The Army completed the sale in April, of the first 10 CH-47D Chinook helicopters that were auctioned through the General Services Administration website.

  • How much fluid do I really need during my race or workout? Q's and A's

    Jun 4, 2014

    How much fluid do I really need to drink during my race or workout? This first response is now outdated, I'll share it anyway: Prior to 2007, guidelines from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Academy of Sports Medicine recommended the following:

  • 306th Engineer Company (Vertical) puts on the finishing touches during "BTH 2014"

    Jun 4, 2014

    Inside the newly built school house, Staff Sgt. Obadiah Petteway stared at the walls and windows. After a long pause he turned to the Soldiers watching him, his booming voice commands, "we have some work to do here."

  • Georgia helping Georgia: 412th TEC, Georgia NG provided humanitarian assistance to Republic of Georg

    Jun 4, 2014

    A Soldier from the 412th Theater Engineer Command visited the Republic of Georgia May 17 to 24 to conduct a site survey and create a statement of work and bill of materials.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • Over the language barrier

    May 30, 2014

    When in a foreign country that speaks a foreign tongue, you have to navigate around the language barrier.

  • Sustained progress

    May 30, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Cody L. Schmidt, a Mandan, N.D., native and the project manager for the construction site in the Vincente Noble municipality, briefs Lt. Col. Christopher Dziubek and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Kiess, the leadership of Task Force Larimar, on the development of his site during the humanitarian assistance training exercise Beyond the Horizon at Barahona, Dominican Republic, May 26. TF Larimar is currently conducting engineering work at five different sites. Three of the sites will be medical clinics and the other two will be used as school partitions in the province of Barahona. This will provide local residents better opportunities to receive medical attention as well as education. Additionally, free medical services including geriatrics, gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians and pharmacists will be available throughout different sectors of Barahona as part of the BTH exercise. This exercise is a joint humanitarian training sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Task Force Larimar)

  • Sustained progress

    May 30, 2014

    Members from the 358th Engineer Company out of New Cumberland, Pa., attached to Task Force Larimar, discuss with Sgt. Maj. Darell Sears, a Frametown, W.Va., native and the construction inspector for Task Force Larimar, the best way to position the septic tank at the construction site in the municipality of Villa Central during the humanitarian assistance training exercise Beyond the Horizon at Barahona, Dominican Republic, May 25. TF Larimar is currently conducting engineering work at five different sites. Three of the sites will be medical clinics and the other two will be used as school partitions in the province of Barahona. This will provide local residents better opportunities to receive medical attention as well as education. Additionally, free medical services including geriatrics, gynecologists, dentists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, pediatricians and pharmacists will be available throughout different sectors of Barahona as part of the BTH exercise. This exercise is a joint humanitarian training sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Angel D. Martinez, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Task Force Larimar)

  • MedEvac duties for engineers

    May 30, 2014

    Deliberate and safe action is a main focus for the construction of the clinic in Vincente Noble, Dominican Republic for the humanitarian civic assistance mission, Beyond the Horizon 2014.

  • Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

    May 27, 2014

    When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, "We don't know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency."

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Buffalo team values teamwork while in search of IEDs

    May 27, 2014

    Sitting in a vehicle taller than the others in the convoy, the team has a privileged vantage point necessary to complete their mission.

  • 412th TEC provides Memorial Day color guard

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 412th Theater Engineer Command served as a color guard, leading the Memorial Day parade in Vicksburg, Miss., May 26. The parade was one of three events held by the city for Memorial Day. The Soldiers served as a color guard at all three activities.

  • Colonies amass below Wainwright

    May 27, 2014

    They tunnel endlessly underneath the unsuspecting troops who train here, annually. They are the unassuming, seemingly harmless inhabitants of the area. They were here first, and it seems as though they are here to stay.

  • 'Buzzards' provide eyes in the sky at Maple Resolve 14

    May 27, 2014

    The present-day kinetic battlefield employs a vast array of tools and weapons. Perhaps no other piece of modern military hardware has filled a larger variety of roles than the unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV.

  • Army scientists forecast future warrior needs

    May 21, 2014

    Ten to 20 years ago, Army scientists were taking on tough challenges, thinking of the future and wondering how to help American warriors win decisively through technological advantages.

  • Army develops smoke screens for future battles

    May 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

  • Army Ten-Miler Sells Out in Hours

    May 21, 2014

    The 30th anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler sold out in two hours and 15 minutes. The Army's premier running event is scheduled for Sunday, October 12 in our nation's capital.

  • Beneath the cover of a different book: Reserve Soldiers of the 979th MAC find new passion in new mis

    May 21, 2014

    The 979th Engineer Company, was recently re-designated from route clearance missions to a MAC. This transition hasn't been without challenges, but these combat engineers are taking advantage of their new training tasks and are excited about the change.

  • It's good to be bad: Reserve MP Soldiers act as the enemy to train fellow troops

    May 21, 2014

    Every great story features an antagonist who is equally as powerful and influential as its protagonist. Batman has the Joker, Spider-man has the Green Goblin and Superman has Lex Luthor. But whom does the 94th Military Police Company, out of Londonderry, N.H., have? Well, they have the 94th Military Police Company.

  • Over the river and through the woods to Uncle Sam's camp we go

    May 21, 2014

    Vermont is well known not only for its rich maple syrup but also its vast beautiful mountains, formidable lakes, storybook rivers, and its sprawling forests laden with a variety of wildlife. A territory such as this provides the military with just the right diversity of terrain to create an optimal training ground for Soldiers.

  • Question becomes teambuilding for Army Reserve, local emergency responders

    May 21, 2014

    It started with a question. "Pretty much how this all started, it was a question," said Sgt. 1st Class George Johnson. "Can something like this ever happen?"

  • Civilians on the battlefield show benefit in training during Maple Resolve

    May 21, 2014

    GARRISON WAINWRIGHT, Alberta -- The tiny village of Fundacion sits upon the precipice of turmoil and conflict. Caught between warring factions, an infiltration of insurgency, and the foreign forces sent to maintain order, the townspeople look to an uncertain future and present a quandary of loyalties to coalition forces tasked as peacekeepers.

  • 3rd PPCLI Evacuates Canadian Entitled Personnel During EX MR 14

    May 21, 2014

    As tensions in the fictitious nation of West Isle increased, Canadians were happy to see members of 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI) arrive to conduct non-combatant evacuation operations in the exercise scenario.

  • 'Eye' am my best defense

    May 21, 2014

    JERICHO, Vt. - Before Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers arrive at Camp Johnson's counter improvised explosive device training lanes, Lesley Urban prepares and organizes the field, littering it with hidden roadside bombs.

  • Training drives the future of Sapper Stakes

    May 20, 2014

    "Training is always great. The spirit of competition with lives high in engineers and sappers, so when you raise the level of training and make it competitive it raises the landscape of training opportunities," said Brig. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser, commandant of the U.S. Army Engineer School.

  • Sapper Stakes about team, improvement, EXPLOSIONS!

    May 13, 2014

    Mine detection. Call for fire. Weapons jumble? OK. Land navigation. Ruck march. Casualty evacuation ... most Soldiers know what that stuff is, right? Throw in a non-standard Army Physical Fitness Test, in-stride demo (we'll come back to that), a deliberate crater ... Deliberate crater? What is that about? All together, these make up three quarters of the events that Army Reserve combat engineer teams took part in for the inaugural 2014 Sapper Stakes competition at Fort McCoy, May 5-9.

  • Demo Days: Reserve Engineers Compete in First-Ever TEC Level Sapper Stakes Competition

    May 13, 2014

    Documentary highlighting the first-ever Theater Engineer Command (TEC) level Sapper Stakes competition between the 412th and 416th TECs May 5-8, 2014 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

  • Army Reserve crowns first-ever Best Sapper Team

    May 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the 382nd Engineer Company, 365th Engineer Battalion, received the distinct honor of being titled the first-ever Army Reserve Best Sapper Team, May 8, 2014, at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • From Marine to Soldier, to competing for best warrior

    May 4, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- For some service members, the military is in their blood. They find civilian life to be missing something they only seem to find with their brothers and sisters in arms.

  • Finding the right room: Winning Best Warrior with confidence, competitive spirit

    May 4, 2014

    Thirteen junior enlisted Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command entered the board room, one by one, but only one could move on to the next level.

  • NCOs Brawl To Be The Best

    May 4, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Best Warrior Soldiers stood nose-to-nose, toe-to-toe ready to face off. Competitors at the end of day three were bloody and bruised and that was before they even began to fight. Twenty-three Soldiers fought and only two champions could rein. Soldiers saved the talk and let the mat decide who it would be.

  • Thornton, Doty best warriors for 412th TEC

    May 2, 2014

    Congratulations SSG James Thornton of 926th Engineer Brigade and PFC Gregory Doty of 411th Engineer Brigade for the 412th TEC, and SGT Juan Jackson and SPC Rahmad Gholston for the 416th TEC. They will move up to the Army Reserve-level Best Warrior Competition in June at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

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