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  • Sustainers stand down for summer safety

    May 28, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers participated in the unit's Summer Safety Stand Down Day, May 19. The safety day kicked off the 100 days of summer, which is a program that runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • Army Sustainment receives Secretary of the Army Award

    May 28, 2015

    The Army's official professional bulletin on sustainment, was awarded the 2015 Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvement (Departmental).

  • Expeditionary opto-fabricators help Europe see their importance

    May 28, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore 30th Medical Brigade Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "These glasses are clearer than the pair I gave them for the prescription!" Capt. Jessica Cowles exclaimed as the visually impaired 30th Medical Brigade officer dons her new pair of prescription glasses. Right now, brand new spectacles can be fabricated inside an up-armored, containerized optical laboratory mounted on to the back of a light medium tactical vehicle, or LMTV, parked on an unimproved helicopter landing zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • 1st HRSC hones human resources skills during Iron Will 15

    May 26, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center conducted their culminating training event Iron Will 15 May 18-21 at the Warrior Preparation Center, Vogelweh Military Complex.

  • Next-GEN Command Post

    May 26, 2015

    For Soldiers on the front lines, winning in a complex world calls for an increase in both capability and adaptability. In response, the Army is integrating advanced technology and taking new, more flexible and holistic approaches to acquisition to create a leaner, more mobile command post to support an expeditionary force. This article was first published in the April - June issue of Army AL&T Magazine

  • Redstone exercises natural disaster response

    May 26, 2015

    No one wants to envision being trapped in a natural disaster, but the historic tornadoes that ravaged Alabama in 2011 proved that it can happen -- and that Redstone Arsenal needs to be prepared. Last week, multiple organizations participated in a two-day, full-scale emergency exercise, with the scenario being that two tornadoes touched down on the installation, causing widespread damage and casualties.

  • Alabama, Tennessee National Guard equipment arrives in Europe

    May 26, 2015

    Tennessee and Alabama National Guard construction equipment arrived at the port in Bremerhaven, Germany, May 20, 2015.

  • Army computer scientist streamlines network science

    May 25, 2015

    Through the efforts of a U.S. Army Research Laboratory computer scientist, the way in which network science experimentation environments are designed, deployed and executed has been streamlined.

  • Working together to save lives

    May 25, 2015

    During times of crisis, a team must be able to work together competently and quickly to stabilize the sick or wounded. A life may depend on the fast, cohesive care of all allies, even if the members of the team hail from differing countries.

  • Stryker reset reaches milestone

    May 22, 2015

    The depot and General Dynamics Land Systems recently reached a milestone in their Stryker Reset Program -- the 2,000th vehicle.

  • Latest depot leadership course trains, graduates 13

    May 22, 2015

    The depot graduated 13 individuals from its Depot Leadership and Management Program May 8. The four-week course trains future depot leaders through classroom instruction and real world experience. The latter is done through a shadowing program as students are paired with current depot leaders.

  • SMA Dailey visits ANAD

    May 22, 2015

    Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey toured Anniston Army Depot May 7 to view repair and overhaul activities here. Dailey's visit took him through the Small Arms Repair Facility and Combat Vehicle Repair Facility.

  • Army researchers continue Physical Demands Study

    May 22, 2015

    Researchers, from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, traveled to Fort Carson, Colorado, three times this year as they continue to collect data for the Physical Demands Study, which aims to provide valid, reliable and accurate predictive tests to select Soldiers for accession into physically demanding occupations.

  • 21st TSC remembers fallen heroes during Memorial Day ceremony

    May 22, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command paid tribute to America's fallen heroes during multiple Memorial Day events throughout Kaiserslautern, May 21.

  • Building a berm

    May 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 380th Engineer Company out of Greenville, Miss., build a fuel berm as one of their horizontal construction projects during Warrior Exercise 15-02 May 2 to 22 at Fort McCoy, Wis. The company built fighting positions and berms during their extended combat training. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best)

  • New air defense system under development being tested at White Sands Missile Range

    May 22, 2015

  • WINS tracks Soldier movement without GPS

    May 22, 2015

    When Global Positioning System satellites can't be seen due to dense jungle canopy, or they are blocked due to enemy interference, Soldiers will still be able to track their location digitally using the Warfighter Integrated Navigation System.

  • 303rd EOD Bn. receives new route clearing vehicles

    May 22, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When you think of a panther, usually the characteristics of a sleek, agile and quiet stalker of prey come to mind. However, sleek and agile are not what the new Mine Resistant Vehicles, also called the Panther, inspire.

  • Ordnance School recognizes 2015 hall of fame inductees

    May 21, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 21, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Ordnance School paid tribute to its 2015 Hall of Fame inductees during a retreat ceremony May 14 at Whittington Field.

  • Ordnance Corps welcomes new regimental chief warrant officer

    May 21, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 21, 2015) -- Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard C. Myers Jr., became the 9th Regimental CWO of the Ordnance Corps during a May 14 change of responsibility ceremony here in Ball Auditorium on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Former CENTCOM commander provides energy security leader professional development

    May 21, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 21, 2015) -- Members of the Fort Lee community attended a leader professional development session focused on the importance of energy security May 14 at the Lee Theater.

  • Army scientists explore 'limitless' computing potential

    May 20, 2015

    Army researchers are pushing the limits of current computing power to find the next giant breakthrough to empower technology development.

  • Army outfits first vehicles with electronic stability control

    May 20, 2015

    Electronic stability control, or ESC, is a computerized technology designed to improve vehicle stability and has been common in commercial automobiles for more than a decade. Thanks to a development effort initiated in 2010 by the U.S. Army's Program Office for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles, or APO MRAP, the entire MaxxPro Family of MRAPs will soon sport ESC. This integration makes MRAPs the first U.S. Army vehicle platform to incorporate this important safety technology.

  • Cadet Command's 1st Brigade changes leadership

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Daniel Kelley and Command Sgt. Maj. Kenny Clayborn take over the brigade whose 11 proggrams commission nearly 650 new lieutenants every year.

  • Picatinny employees recognized for insensitive munitions

    May 20, 2015

    In recognition of its success in insensitive munitions technology, an energetics team that included nine Picatinny Arsenal employees recently received a technical achievement award from NATO's Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center.

  • A Soldier's Journey from a medic to a judge

    May 20, 2015

    Almost exactly thirty-eight years ago, a young man growing up in the Motor City heeded the "Join the People Who've Joined the Army" call and headed off on a journey that would begin in Army medicine and end in Army law.

  • USAMRMC Participates in First-ever DOD Lab Day

    May 20, 2015

    Showcasing the Army's most advanced medical research, development and technology, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participated in the first DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon May 14.

  • Self-guided staff rides enhance unit's development

    May 20, 2015

    In the snow and ice of January, Soldiers from the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey Contracting Battalion began a six-part series of professional leadership development, self-guided, one-day staff rides.

  • Soldiers help identify new IED threats using forensics

    May 20, 2015

    A written guide and three-day course are available to train Soldiers how to take blast measurements, photos of a crater's geometry, soil samples and conduct other forensic techniques to identify the type of improvised explosive device or weapon used.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • AMC commander updates workforce in Global Town Hall

    May 20, 2015

    The Commander of Army Materiel Command addressed his workforce in-person and around the world via video teleconferencing in a Global Town Hall May 20.

  • Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon

    May 20, 2015

    Providing assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating suffering and helping to maintain civic services. U.S. Southern Command's Task Force Northstar, in partnership with El Salvador and Colombia, participated in a Medical Readiness Training Exercise, May 11-15, as a part of Beyond the Horizon 2015, providing various types of medical care to the people of Ciudad Arce and the surrounding areas at the MEDRETE site.

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • Computer simulations improve lethality

    May 19, 2015

    With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs.

  • Multi-million $ modernization sets stage for future

    May 19, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Work to close a "missing link" in Tobyhanna's modernization plan has begun in Building 1A. The five-phase plan includes an infrastructural overhaul of the building's water, electrical, heating and sewer systems.

  • Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

    May 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

  • Arsenal makes an "educated" investment that may take years to payoff

    May 18, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The fact that the Watervliet Arsenal made an investment last week is not news as workers here often see the arrival of new machinery, ongoing work to improve water systems, and repairs to buildings. But this investment is different in that it may take years to payoff. Nevertheless, with more than 200 years in continuous operation, the Arsenal leadership believes it has time on its side given that this investment deals with students who are still in middle school.

  • Ammo management civilians finish training pilot program

    May 18, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Eleven civilian employees working in ammunition management at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant completed a training pilot program offered at Kiamichi Technology Center here, May 11.

  • Natick researchers use virtual demonstrator to provide big picture

    May 18, 2015

    Natick researchers are creating a virtual world to provide an accurate, instant and interactive snapshot of the Soldier and his or her equipment.

  • Key leaders discuss preserving the Industrial Base

    May 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- Army Materiel Command's top leader engaged congressional representatives and staff members May 14, for a candid discussion focused on preserving the country's national security insurance policy.

  • Ranger Chaplain relates strength of his faith to the resiliency of the American Ranger

    May 18, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (USASOC News Service, May 18, 2015) -- On a drive home from a major training exercise, Capt. John McDougall, 2nd Ranger Battalion chaplain, gave thanks in prayer for the safety of his Rangers over the previous weeks, and realized that his recent experiences had a basis for a book.

  • USARIEM Soldier wins Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence Junior Officer Award

    May 18, 2015

    Capt. Carrie Quinn, a research physiologist with USARIEM's Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, received the Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence Junior Officer Award during the annual Junior Officer Week gathering in Washington D.C. from April 27 to May 1. Quinn, who won this year's award for Medical Allied Sciences, was one of only nine recipients out of the more than 100 nominated this year.

  • Nanosatellites may soon communicate with Soldiers from space

    May 18, 2015

    SMDC talks nanosatellites at Pentagon Lab Day

  • Cheryl Partee takes the reins as Business Resources Division chief

    May 18, 2015

    Cheryl Partee has taken over as the chief of the Business Resource Division and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division. The Business Resources Division is responsible for the direction and control of financial, manpower and other resources.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Utilizing Distributed Common Ground System -- Army

    May 18, 2015

    Intelligence synchronization using DCGS-A in recent exercises supporting intelligence mission

  • ATC guest speaker, MG Singh, shares thoughts on leadership

    May 18, 2015

    Maryland National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, presented her thoughts on leadership during Aberdeen Test Center's quarterly 'Women in Leadership' Session May 6 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Combat Medic 10k draws more than 150 runners, walkers

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - More than 150 runners and walkers took off from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k Saturday.

  • Human Resources Command welcomes Army Reserve HR professionals

    May 18, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command hosted nearly 30 human resource professionals from across the Nation for its first G1/G1 Sergeants Major Course for members of the Army Reserve May 4-7 at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex.

  • Hon. Shyu on NIE: the Army has benefited tremendously

    May 18, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, Hon. Heidi Shyu, touched down at Fort Bliss, Texas, this past week to obtain Soldier feedback on the systems being evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE.

  • What we learned

    May 18, 2015

    Lessons learned in expeditionary contracting have vastly improved the capabilities and professionalism of the contingency contracting workforce. Now the Army must build upon those lessons to continually improve the enterprise. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine

  • Engineers develop ballistic wallpaper to reinforce temporary shelters

    May 18, 2015

    Army engineers have developed a novel idea of fortifying masonry structures with rolls of lightweight ballistic wallpaper with adhesive backing that can quickly be put up on the inside of the walls.

  • TRADOC Reserve Instructor of the Year credits mentorship for his success

    May 18, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, cited Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto's dedication, professionalism, and selfless service as he presented the Intelligence Analyst senior instructor with the 2014 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Reserve Instructor of the Year award during a ceremony here, May 12, 2015. Impressed with Soto's accomplishment, Sgt. Maj. Jose Schneegans, operations sergeant major 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas, remembers a time when then Spc. Soto was a different Soldier. He was sometimes late to Battle Assemblies, his uniform was less than 100 percent and he barely passed the Army Physical Fitness Test. Schneegans, who at the time was a staff sergeant, decided to have what he refers to as a pep talk with the young Soldier. Soto said it was a butt chewing.

  • National Defense University, Army Cyber Command host congressional staff for hack exercise

    May 18, 2015

    More than 40 members of a congressional staff delegation got a close look at cyber education offerings at the National Defense University and U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army's role in defending cyberspace during a recent presentation at NDU's facilities at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C.

  • Fort Campbell contracting staffs host small business symposium

    May 18, 2015

    The 922nd Contracting Battalion and Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell staff at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, hosted a small business symposium April 21 at the Fort Campbell Sportsman's Lodge.

  • Louisiana State Police honor 20th CBRNE Soldiers

    May 18, 2015

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The Louisiana State Police recognized two Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) for their role in defusing a dangerous situation.

  • US Army Europe commander visits Fearless Guardian in Ukraine

    May 18, 2015

    YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here May 18, 2015 with Ukrainian Land Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Anatoliy Pushniakov and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Evelyn Farkas to assess the first month of training between U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Ukrainian National Guard's 3029th Regiment as part of Fearless Guardian.

  • Researchers believe capturing, processing brainwaves will better enable Soldiers

    May 18, 2015

    Brainwave detection may one day make it easier for Army researchers to train computers to detect threats captured in digital images of the battlefield.

  • Pennsylvania Guard finance Soldiers honored at deployment ceremony

    May 16, 2015

    Approximately 25 Soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 828th Finance Management Support Detachment, 28th Finance Management Support Unit, 213th Regional Support Group were honored in a deployment ceremony at the Lebanon Readiness Center today.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Army applies computer automation to operational decision making

    May 14, 2015

    Apple's Siri. IBM's Watson. Google Now. These well-known systems attempt to interact with humans in natural ways, solve complex problems, try to evolve, and continually better understand their environments and the humans with whom they interact.

  • Fort Drum bids farewell to outgoing leader, welcomes division's first female deputy commander

    May 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander, awarded a Legion of Merit Medal to Brig. Gen. Carl Alex for his tenure as the deputy commanding general for support and welcomed Col. Diana Holland in that role, during an intimate ceremony away from the Army's normal pomp and circumstance May 6 at Fort Drum.

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    May 14, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • TSC names 2015 'Best Warriors'

    May 14, 2015

    An enthusiastic gathering of leaders, fellow Soldiers and event cadre honored the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 2015 "Best Warriors" during a ceremony held the afternoon of May 14 at the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center.

  • ROC Drill helps refine capabilities

    May 14, 2015

    CASCOM hosted a Theater Opening Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the Logistics Exercise and Simulation Center April 27 - May 1 to gather feedback on adapting the sustainment community to support the Army of 2020 and beyond.

  • Army researchers create new chemical test method

    May 14, 2015

    Army researchers recently developed and patented a new test fixture and experimental method, named the Low-volatility Agent Permeation method. Permeation is the penetration of a permeate, in this case a lethal chemical agent, through a solid.

  • Gamberi Regional Medical Hospital opens for service

    May 14, 2015

    The 201st Afghan National Army Corps hosted a ceremony marking the opening of the Gamberi Regional Medical Hospital at Tactical Base Gamberi May 11, 2015.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers help to halt Ebola in Liberia

    May 14, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) have helped to halt the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

  • System accounts for, helps Soldiers, families

    May 14, 2015

    In the immediate aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster, chaos reigns, and oftentimes Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees get caught up in the maelstrom.

  • Help from on high

    May 14, 2015

    Aviation soldiers from various units around the Army have come here under the umbrella of Task Force Northstar to provide casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), aerial reconnaissance and troop transport support for this year's Beyond the Horizon (BTH) mission.

  • Cyber symposium sparks conversations to improve network security

    May 14, 2015

    TACOMA, Wash. -- All sectors of governement, business and education are partners in protecting America's networks, Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, told participants at the Northwest Cybersecurity Symposium at the University of Washington-Tacoma, May 5.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • KSC Deploys to U.S. for Field Training

    May 10, 2015

    If one were to research the legacy of the Korean Service Corps, the results would likely tie the unit's efforts to support the United States Army on the Korean peninsula. For the unaware, this story of service actually includes chapters on American soil. The most recent entry was added recently when the KSC sent a team of experts to train in Virginia.

  • Soldier's journey from child abuse victim to child welfare advocate

    May 8, 2015

    Sgt. Jamaal Cromer, nursing noncommissioned officer at Katterbach Army Health Clinic, survived child abuse and now advocates for child welfare.

  • U.S. Army Europe, Allied Land Command host Combined Training Conference

    May 8, 2015

    U.S. Army Europe and NATO Allied Land Command co-hosted the combined training conference, at the NATO School, in Oberammergau, Germany, May 5.

  • NRMC logistics professionals recognized for steller support

    May 8, 2015

    Two NRMC medical logistics professionals were among six Soldiers and Army Civilian winners of the 2014 Professional Medical Logisticians' Leadership and Civilian Awards.

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • Army researchers explore ways to detect insects in food supply

    May 8, 2015

    Invasive insect species pose a considerable threat to U.S. agriculture and natural resources - making it imperative that known invasive species are detected and their introduction prevented throughout global trade pathways.

  • SOCOM recognizes MICC Soldier with annual award

    May 8, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier from Fort Carson, Colorado, has been named the U.S. Special Operations Command Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer for 2014.

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • CSM Salinas is NTC's Interim Command Sergeant Major as CSM Travers is reassigned to ARCIC

    May 8, 2015

    In a ceremony on Fort Irwin on April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen J. Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center's senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sergeant Major Noe R. Salinas. Salinas will serve as NTC's Interim Command Sergeant Major, until the Department of the Army assigns a permanent replacement for Travers.

  • Recruiting challenges among discussions at annual CASA conference

    May 8, 2015

    The state of Army recruiting was a major topic during the annual Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, May 5.

  • Expedited transfers have 72 hours toward action

    May 8, 2015

    Often, victims of sexual assault find returning to their work areas a challenge after reporting a sexual assault, particularly when the alleged offender is in the same unit or has regular contact with the victim's unit.

  • WWII veterans mark 70th anniversary of VE Day

    May 8, 2015

    "I think this was a wonderful event. During the war there were 16 million men. Since then we are dying out fast. We got 1 million now, and losing about 1,500 a day," said World War II veteran Floyd Brantley,who came halfway across the country for the 70th anniversary of America's Victory in Europe in Washington, D.C., May 8.

  • 2nd Infantry Division conducts a Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise

    May 7, 2015

    The 2nd Infantry Division conducts a noncombatant evacuation exercise in Areas I, II, and III, May 6. Families from Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, arrive at the CRC Gym to conduct personnel administrative actions and training on NEO requirements. The exercise is to improve the readiness of leaders and units in preparation to conduct a potential NEO in the Republic of Korea.

  • Top quartermaster enlisted spot goes to CSM with 'impeccable resume'

    May 7, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy J. Sellers became the 12th Regimental CSM of the Army Quartermaster Corps during an April 30 assumption of responsibility ceremony here in the Lee Club main ballroom.

  • Track, wheeled vehicles arrive in Georgia for Exercise Noble Partner

    May 7, 2015

    After a two-day excursion across the Black Sea, 14 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles and approximately a dozen wheeled-support vehicles arrived here, as A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepares to train alongside the Georgian Land Forces in Exercise Noble Partner 15.

  • First Army Soldiers Maintain and Transfer Equipment for Operation Bold Shift

    May 7, 2015

    Entering into a new mission can be a challenge. Even more so when things don't go quite as planned to complete the mission you are set out to do. Such is the case for 1st Battalion, 313th Logistics Support Regiment, an Army Reserve unit from Fort Bragg, N.C., who mobilized with the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, September 2014.

  • Cognitive science research steers Soldiers in right direction

    May 6, 2015

    Soldiers face special challenges during navigation. Their jobs are physically demanding. They are often under extreme stress, and they often need to make quick decisions in an ever-changing and sometimes dangerous environment.

  • Warrior Division Takes Top Honors in Eighth Army Combatives Tournament

    May 6, 2015

    Soldiers grappled, punched, and clinched their way to be named Eighth Army Modern Army Combatives Tournament Champions May 2 at the Collier Community Fitness Center at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Coalition provided equipment program helps ensure partner success

    May 6, 2015

    Coalition forces have a theater provided equipment program to ensure they have what is needed for missions thanks to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Coalition Provided Equipment warehouse.

  • 1-68 Armor lieutenants get back to basics

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Lieutenants of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait completed a five-day certification course focused on fundamentals and basics, April 27-May 1.

  • Quick response for CENTCOM garners teamwork award

    May 6, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Electronics Worker James Dillon assembles an actuator motor of a Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS). The Tobyhanna Army Depot Teamwork Award was presented to a 14-member team for upgrading and delivering more than 40 Modular Autonomous Guidance Units (MAGU) for the JPADS in less than 10 days.

  • Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

    May 6, 2015

    Engineers at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Redstone Test Center have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to tactical.

  • Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advance Planning Briefing for Industry

    May 6, 2015

    The 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advance Planning Briefing for Industry will be held Aug. 4-6, 2015, in Novi, MI.

  • Ripsaw could lead Soldiers into battle someday

    May 6, 2015

    The Ripsaw Unmanned Ground Vehicle might someday take point and lead Army combat formations across enemy terrain.

  • SAUSHEC Research Day highlights research accomplishments in variety of medical specialties

    May 6, 2015

    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual Research Day April 23 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Army and Air Force residents and fellows from SAMMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center participated in presentations highlighting their original research in their specialties of study.

  • Company commander in Vietnam proud of his troops

    May 6, 2015

    Jim Henderson returned home from Vietnam on Nov. 1, 1968, the day that President Lyndon Johnson announced the first halt to the bombing of North Vietnam. Reporters were out in force asking the returning war veterans their thoughts on this news. Henderson remembers how he answered a reporter. "For what it's worth, my answer was 'I'm a professional Soldier and I stay out of politics,'" he said. The Priceville native entered the Army Reserve in 1962. He graduated from the University of North Alabama, then called Florence State, in 1964 with a bachelor's in math and science and was commissioned as a second lieutenant through ROTC. He retired as a colonel in 1987 with 26 years of service.

  • Team Redstone pauses to remember Holocaust

    May 6, 2015

    One by one the five seated actors recited personal testimonies from Holocaust survivors. Their accounts portrayed the policies and incidents of anti-Semitism from the early 1930s through as recently as January 2015. "The Seasoned Performers" were part of Team Redstone's Days of Remembrance program April 29 in Bob Jones Auditorium. Deborah Layman, vice president of the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, introduced the actors -- Jesse Bates, Marva Douglas, Martha Haarbauer, Wade Haarbauer and Bob Penny -- and their musical accompaniment, Dr. Alan Goldspiel on guitar and Marilyn Pipkin on violin. Their presentation, titled "A Slippery Slope," was written by Layman and directed by Wade Haarbauer with musical direction by Goldspiel. The estimated 300 attendees gave the performers a standing ovation afterward.

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