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  • Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 18, 2013

    While the 38th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of the more than 200 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 500 judged entries, this event is a primary training opportunity for military chefs.

  • Redeploying Safely

    Mar 18, 2013

    Safety is such a constant part of a Soldier's life they sometimes get complacent. After a while, one of two things usually happens: Soldiers forget about the measures that kept them safe because there have been no accidents, or they become focused on the outcome of a mission instead of their well-being. Often, the prime time for this to happen is when a unit is in the process of redeploying.

  • New USAREC CSM Named

    Mar 18, 2013

    Houston Recruiting Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory O. Craig has been selected as USAREC's new command sergeant major, scheduled to replace Command Sgt. Maj. Todd A Moore later this year.

  • Fort Leonard Wood holds change of responsibility, retirement ceremony for top NCO

    Mar 18, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy as the installation's top noncommissioned officer during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held March 11 at Nutter Field House. Murphy joins the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence from the U.S. Army Engineer School where he most recently served as regimental command sergeant major.

  • Personnel matters addressed regarding sequestration and furlough

    Mar 15, 2013

    Questions on sequestration abound, but many answers are readily available. "We want to ensure our Fort Benning employees are informed on all aspects of how sequestration will affect them," said Gary Jones, MCoE Public Affairs director, "so they can at least understand the issues and plan accordingly."

  • Gainey Cup highlights recon forces

    Mar 15, 2013

    Nineteen teams competed at the inaugural Gainey Cup competition, but only one came away the victor. 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, was given the top prize at the awards ceremony March 5, the final day of the competition. Hailing from Fort Richardson, Alaska, the team included Staff Sgt. Justin Miller, Sgt. Zachary Adkins, Spc. Alexander Berlin, Spc. Mitchell Sanderson and Pfc. Joseph Calderon.

  • Recruiter Journal - March-April 2013

    Mar 15, 2013

    The March-April issue of the Recruiter Journal is now online

  • Assistance program managers fill critical role in geographically dispersed recruiting command

    Mar 14, 2013

    In USAREC's geographically dispersed command, leaders, Soldiers and families alike rely heavily on their Soldier and Family Assistance program manager, or SFA, to fill the shoes of an entire Army Community Service office. Located in each recruiting brigade and battalion headquarters, a single SFA provides his or her families the whole gamut of services available on an installation.

  • Team captain overcomes cancer, returns to training

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 14, 2013) -- Recovering from cancer can be a tough experience and the lingering effects can impact one's work for months on end.

  • Team USA reigns supreme in kitchen, international culinary competition

    Mar 14, 2013

    Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Derrick Davenport remembers the bitter taste of defeat during last year's Culinary Olympics in Germany.

  • Fort Jackson crowns its DSOY and PSOY for 2013

    Mar 14, 2013

    Staff Sgt. David E. Stover, a drill sergeant leader with the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, is Fort Jackson's 2013 Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Fort Sill selects drill sergeant of year

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (14 March 2013) -- Six drill sergeants from the 434th Field Artillery Brigade competed for the post's drill sergeant of the year title March 4-8. The weeklong competition evaluated them on more than 50 tasks ranging from training recruits to essay exams to marksmanship to numerous ruck marches.

  • Sill dining facilities compete for annual honor

    Mar 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (14 March 2013) -- Competition amongst Fort Sill dining facilities again opened National Nutrition Month, this year under the theme, "Eat Right, Your Way, Everyday."

  • Sustainers uncase colors

    Mar 14, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held an uncasing ceremony March 6 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Army prepares for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Mar 14, 2013

    With two units now readying for Afghanistan with the Army's new tactical communications network, the service will continue to drive technology forward through its next Network Integration Evaluation this spring.

  • 597th Co. returns home

    Mar 14, 2013

    A special "fast and furious" repair activity team from the 597th Ordnance Maintenance Company returned home March 11 from a six-month deployment in the Middle East.

  • 10th CAB ATX marks end of era

    Mar 14, 2013

    After 90 Aviation Training Exercises spanning more than 16 years, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's ATX Feb. 26 to March 7 is expected to be the last active-duty exercise of its kind at Fort Rucker.

  • MG Keith L. Ware IMCOM level competition results in -- FH stands strong!

    Mar 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 U. S. Army Major General Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition results from the Headquarters Installation Management Command level are in, and the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office is home to three of the winners, all within the Broadcast section of the competition.

  • Future plans: New transition center helps Soldiers achieve post-military goals

    Mar 13, 2013

    Helping Soldiers plan for their lives after the military is the aim of Army Career and Alumni Program staff at the garrison's new center. The center's resources can help Soldiers transition out from federal service to become a productive member of the workforce.

  • Best of milBook awards recognize collaborative innovators across DoD

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Army JAG Corps, along with 10 other organizations and individuals across the Armed Services, were recently recognized for its innovative efforts in collaboration and professional networking in the inaugural Best of milBook Awards.

  • Collaboration: Aviation CoE supports MCoE's RTB

    Mar 13, 2013

    In last week's exercise, initial entry rotary wing pilots, or those who are learning to specialize in flying specific rotary wing aircraft, used Chinook helicopters to insert Ranger students from one landing zone at Camp Darby into another ... working with Fort Rucker provides expanded training opportunities

  • First-time Army Logistics University class produces 19 process-efficiency experts

    Mar 13, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 13, 2013) -- A first-time graduation at the Army Logistics University here March 7 is worthy of attention not only because of its novelty but also its potential of saving the Army bucket-loads of money.

  • Several budding chefs compete for culinary junior titles

    Mar 13, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 13, 2013) -- Several budding chefs competed for the Armed Forces Student Chef of the Year title March 7-13 during the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event here.

  • Kitchen heat: top military chefs battle in annual cook-off

    Mar 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 7, 2013) -- Eighteen military chefs got the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event sizzling March 5 as they competed for Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • A Surviving Spouse Becomes a Leader in Army Resilience

    Mar 12, 2013

    This Women's History Month we recognize the service and sacrifice of not only our Soldiers, but their Family members, and how they demonstrate their resilience every day. The subject of this is both a spouse and a Soldier.

  • Soldiers serve up 'field food' to local students

    Mar 11, 2013

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Combined Arms Support Command, visited students at Salem Church Middle School to give them a taste of field living Feb. 28.

  • ROC Drill examines Army sustainment formations

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command will host the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 11-15, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army Releases Afghanistan iBook

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Combat Studies Institute (CSI) has released its first multimedia interactive historical study titled Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan, Enhanced Edition which is now available in the Apple iBooks format. By taking advantage of the latest technology, the new iBook offers eight immersive accounts of combat actions in Afghanistan. This iBook is CSI's first book that tells the Army's story in a fully interactive manner.

  • 'Steel Warriors' welcome new commander

    Mar 7, 2013

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- The 1-14th Field Artillery Regiment "Steel Warriors" of the 214th Fires Brigade formed up in Rinehart gym here Feb. 27 to welcome their new commander, Lt. Col. JP Maddaloni.

  • 1-223rd Avn. receives Parker Award

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldiers and post officials gathered at Cairns Army Airfield Feb. 27 to honor the Soldiers and civilians of 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment on receiving an Ellis D. Parker Award.

  • German Army Aviation chief visits Fort Rucker

    Mar 7, 2013

    German army Brig. Gen. Reinhard Wolski, branch chief of German Army Aviation and commander of the German Army Aviation School, visited Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 26-28, 2013, to tour the post and meet with Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general.

  • Army FA museum adds Soviet artillery piece

    Mar 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Army Field Artillery Museum at Fort Sill has recently acquired a number of World War II-era artillery pieces from different countries involved in the conflict.

  • Fort Sill CG addresses furloughs

    Mar 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, hosted three town hall meetings last week to inform civilian employees about the impending mandatory federal spending cuts (sequestration), possible furloughs and to address their concerns.

  • Couple finds fighting helps keep marriage alive

    Mar 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Almost any marriage counselor, when consulted by couples who argue or fight on a regular basis, will share tips to help them end their battling in order to help stabilize their marriage.

  • Missed appointments cost hospital

    Mar 6, 2013

    Meeting the health-care demands of the Fort Benning community is already a challenging job, but officials at Martin Army Community Hospital said patients who miss appointments are adding to that challenge. One of the primary concerns with missed appointments is that they limit access to care for multiple patients.

  • Surveys affect funding

    Mar 6, 2013

    Patients of Martin Army Community Hospital can help the hospital gain additional funding by giving the hospital positive reviews on a patient satisfaction survey. The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey is mailed to patients who are randomly selected. Based on the number of surveys returned and the responses MACH receives, the hospital could earn more money, or if the responses are negative, lose funding.

  • Gainey Cup: Scouts take on inaugural competition

    Mar 6, 2013

    Nearly 100 of the military's best Scouts convened on Fort Benning over the weekend for the inaugural Gainey Cup competition.

  • 2ID Air Assault Course

    Mar 6, 2013

    Candidates continue to master the basic rappelling fundamentals on the rappel tower during the 2nd Infantry Division's Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea, March 6, 2013. The 10-day course is the first on the Korean Peninsula in 15 years. The instructors, from the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga., are teaching students the skills and knowledge required to be competent in the conduct of combat air assault operations. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded the Air Assault Badge. The training shows that 2nd Inf. Div. is committed to maintaining and strengthening the republic to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (Photo by Park Chin-u, 2ID PAO)

  • Twins teach future leaders for MCCC

    Mar 6, 2013

    It's nothing unusual in the Army. An ROTC cadet elects to join the Infantry; he comes to Fort Benning for the basic officer course, PCSes to a new unit as a platoon leader, then deploys. Along the way, he learns not just about Army doctrine but also about the Army way of life. He might marry, have kids. He might deploy a second or third time. It's the story of hundreds of Infantry officers over the past decade. It's more unusual, however, when it's twins, in this case, Capts. Mark and Eric Evans -- who, incidentally, married sisters as well. But that comes later.

  • Warrior Leader Course instructors introduce Army's new curriculum at Fort Drum

    Mar 6, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As Soldiers rise through the ranks, much of their journey requires them to grow as leaders, improve military skills and attend professional development courses.

  • Medical hardship doesn't have to end Army service

    Mar 6, 2013

    While every Soldier would prefer to go through their military career without experiencing any medical hardships, many are not that fortunate. Soldiers face the obvious risks of battlefield injuries, but can also experience more common medical issues like any civilian.

  • Soldiers help build houses

    Mar 6, 2013

    Despite the cold weather, Soldiers and community volunteers hammered away on three houses for Habitat for Humanity Saturday.

  • This Week in History, Dorothe K. Matlack, A Pioneer and Champion of Army HUMINT

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Dorothe Kerans Matlack started her government career at the age of 42 as a GS-2 Data Entry Clerk. As a military widow, she was only receiving a small stipend of $48 per month, so she entered Government Service at the bottom of the ladder. She eventually retired after a distinguished 27-year career in Military Intelligence which culminated in her assignment as Special Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), Department of the Army.

  • Recruiting XO Invited To State of the Union Address

    Mar 5, 2013

    Beckley Recruiting Battalion Executive Officer Maj. Richard Ojeda was invited by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin to the 2013 State of the Union Address.

  • Daughter of Recruiting Operations Officer Enlists in Army

    Mar 5, 2013

    PFC TaQuesha Graves enlisted into the US Army, sworn in by her mother, CPT Mia Mayers, Operations Officer, US Army Recruiting Battalion, New York City.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • Currahees train with GPS guided mortars

    Mar 5, 2013

    In an effort to reduce the possibility of collateral damage even further, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, Currahee, 120mm mortar teams trained with XM-395 Precision Guided Mortar Munitions round paired with the M150/M151 Mortar Fire Control System on Feb. 27, 2013 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • TRADOC CG visits recruiters

    Mar 5, 2013

    General Robert W. Cone, who commands the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command, visited the Clarksville Army Recruiting Center March 2. He spoke with the center's recruiters and was given a briefing by its leaders.

  • Virtual training puts the 'real' in realistic environment

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Dismounted Soldier Training System and Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 are two virtual training tools that are quickly becoming the norm for Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, in training deploying units at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.

  • Military chefs converge at Fort Lee for 38th culinary training event

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2013) -- Military chefs have begun arriving for the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event that runs here through March 15.

  • Back to basics: 1st TSC focuses on standards, discipline

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- 1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers and Army civilians learned the importance of the "three C's" - character, competence, and commitment during standards and discipline training seminars Feb. 25, 27 and 28 at the 1st TSC annex here.

  • Fort Huachuca recognizes the "best of the best"

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - TheThunder Mountain Activity Centre hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the outstanding performance given by the 2012 "best of the best" during the Annual Installation Awards Banquet on Jan. 22.

  • American Military Aviation Takes Off with First Aero Squadron. This Week in History: 9 March 1916.

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - American Military Aviation Takes Off with First Aero Squadron

  • Veterans job fair scheduled for Tuesday

    Mar 1, 2013

    The Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are bringing back the Hiring Our Heroes initiative to Fort Jackson next week.

  • Career development opportunities for Senior Army Civilians

    Mar 1, 2013

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2013)--Self-nominations open today, for Army Civilians in the grades of General Schedule (GS) 14 and 15 interested in the department's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (SETM). SETM prepares participants for positions of greater responsibility through advanced senior-level educational and developmental experiences. The program was developed collaboratively as a Civilian Workforce Transformation initiative and administered by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). Included in the SETM program are opportunities in the Enterprise Placement program, developmental experiences, Senior Service College, and the Defense Senior Leader Development program.

  • Brief Smart

    Mar 1, 2013

    It's March, and that means it's time for another talk about driving safety. As a leader, you know that's just what your Soldiers want to hear, right? Few things elicit more groans from Soldiers than the mandatory safety brief. I'm of the belief, however, that since safety briefings are required, we might as well make them useful and enjoyable experiences.

  • International student shares civil war experience

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 28, 2013) -- While many Americans have been impacted by war due to family members or friends serving abroad, not many have experienced conflict in their own country, when neighbors become enemies.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • USAREC DCG hosts battalion commander training

    Feb 28, 2013

    The Recruiting Command deputy commanding general hosted 17 battalion commanders around a virtual conference room table Feb. 20-21 for quarterly training to share best practices across the command.

  • Army addresses near- and long-term initiatives to develop future capabilities

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- During the final day of the 2013 Association of the United States Army's 2013 Winter Symposium and Exposition, Army leaders joined representatives from academia and industry to discuss emerging strategic trends and how current science and technology initiatives are helping to prepare Soldiers for future threats.

  • Fort Sill civilian runs ultra marathons

    Feb 28, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Darrin Carter, Capabilities, Development and Integration Division, not only practices what he preaches, but he goes the extra mile. Carter teaches several running classes in the area and he competed in the Cowtown Ultra Marathon, a 31.1 mile race Feb. 23 in Dallas. He placed first in his age category and third in the men's overall.

  • ODR trip celebrates Chinese New Year

    Feb 28, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Underneath the red paper lanterns, the "pop, pop" of firecrackers and amongst dense crowds on San Francisco's Chinatown streets, a group of about 20 students from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Monterey Institute of International Studies arrived to witness the largest Chinese New Year celebration and parade in the world outside of Asia.

  • Gen. Schwarzkopf laid to rest at West Point with honor, fond memories

    Feb 28, 2013

    Twenty-two years to the day when Operation Desert Storm ended, the general who commanded the coalition force ground offensive was laid to rest at West Point, N.Y. A memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 1956 graduate, was held at the Cadet Chapel, Feb. 28, 2013, with family, friends and colleagues in attendance.

  • You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.

  • MCoE braces for civilian furloughs

    Feb 27, 2013

    A Fort Benning GS-9 federal employee could expect to see $600-$800 less in monthly take-home pay if Congress does not avert sequestration in the coming days. Civilian employees could be furloughed for 22 discontinuous days -- roughly a day per week -- beginning in April and face a 20 percent loss in income under sequestration. These automatic across-the-board spending cuts will be triggered Friday unless Congress agrees to an alternative.

  • Culinary training exercise heats up, opens to public next week

    Feb 27, 2013

    More than 200 U.S. Armed Forces chefs are on their way to Fort Lee, Va., from military installations around the world, for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • Fort Leonard Wood strives to be the healthiest Army installation, holds community health fair

    Feb 27, 2013

    Fort Leonard Wood kicked off its Healthy Community 2013 program with a Wellness Fair Feb. 26 at Nutter Field House. In spite of a blast of winter weather for the fair, the Healthy Community 2013 program focuses setting up Fort Leonard Wood's total Army Family for success through improved health promotion and access to healthy activities throughout 2013.

  • NIE: Delivering capabilities to today's Soldier

    Feb 26, 2013

    What does today's Soldier need? Still in its evolutionary state, the Network Integration Evaluation continues to make progress in achieving greater cost benefits and in streamlining the process of getting capabilities into the hands of Soldiers quicker.

  • Recognizing excellence

    Feb 26, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized members of the Joint Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Requirements team during an award ceremony Feb. 26, in the James Madison Conference room.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • Defense leaders: Interoperability vital to strategic land power

    Feb 25, 2013

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Senior U.S. Army and Marine Corps leaders joined prominent members of academia and defense think tanks to discuss the vital role of land power at the 2013 Association of the United States Army's 2013 Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Land power fundamental to strategic success within human domain

    Feb 25, 2013

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- During the opening day of the 2013 Association of the United States Army's 2013 Winter Symposium and Exposition, senior leaders highlighted the Army's unique capabilities within the joint force to influence populations, shape the operational environment and achieve long-lasting strategic victory.

  • Lieutenant continues march toward pro football dream

    Feb 22, 2013

    Second Lt. Rockne Belmonte shines at professional combine and readies for upcoming events.

  • Town hall set for Monday

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Benning officials will host a town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. for TRADOC civilian employees Feb. 25 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium.

  • Iraq veteran, celebrated working dog Gabe passes away in his owner's arms

    Feb 21, 2013

    "Gabe took his last breath at 12:44 p.m. while I held (him) in my arms." Gabe, the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog, died last week from cancer. His campaign for last year's Hero Dog award put Gabe and owner, Sgt. 1st Class Charles 'Chuck' Shuck, brought him into contact with celebrities like Betty White.

  • What actions to take when flagging a Soldier

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- While visiting units across the Fires Center of Excellence over the last few months, we noticed particular trends involving the suspension of favorable actions for Soldiers. We wanted to share this information with the Fort Sill team to clear up any misconceptions regarding flags.

  • Exercise trains 'Copperhead' Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Servicemembers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, known as the Copperhead Battalion, trained in a platoon-level field exercise Jan. 28 through Feb. 6, here.

  • Cadet Command names top programs

    Feb 20, 2013

    Cadet Command announced the eight winners of the annual MacArthur Awards for the 2011-12 school year, Feb. 20, 2013.

  • AUSA kicks off last winter symposium in Florida

    Feb 20, 2013

    For 14 years now the Association of the United States Army has held its winter symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but this year's event will be the last in the Sunshine State.

  • To Our Dedicated Civilian Workforce:

    Feb 20, 2013

  • CASCOM welcomes new senior warrant officer

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Chief Warrant Officer 5 Randy W. Johnson as the new senior warrant officer during a Feb. 19 ceremony. Johnson comes to the command from Fort Knox, Ky., where he served as the warrant officer branch chief for Force Sustainment Division, Human Resources Command.

  • Army must shift focus from execution to preparation

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Army must transition now from a force of execution to one of preparation, said the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

  • This Week in History: 24 February 1941

    Feb 19, 2013

    Corps of Intelligence Police School Opened

  • New lodging facility supports CASCOM Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, was joined by military and civilian leaders in cutting the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the Army's largest single structure lodge Feb. 19. Inside the seven-story facility, which is managed by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, there are 1,000 guest rooms, a business center, an in-house laundry facility and 14 study rooms. This home away from home will primarily support students attending courses at the Army Logistics University and families during permanent change of station moves.

  • Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

    Feb 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it.

  • 'Unity of effort' critical to Army's future effectiveness

    Feb 15, 2013

    If one overarching theme came out of this week's Winter Wargame Unified Quest 2013, it was the need for greater "unity of effort" between the Army and its joint and coalition partners, according to one of the service's top planners.

  • SecArmy finds cost-effective training at Fort Sill

    Feb 15, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was briefed on how the Fires Center of Excellence uses different training environments to be more cost effective after a visit here, Feb. 6-7.

  • Sustaining the Army of 2020

    Feb 15, 2013

    After a decade of sustained conflict, the U.S. military must reposition itself to engage a world that has substantially changed since the terrorist attacks of 2001. With the conclusion of the Iraq war and a target of 2014 to withdraw from Afghanistan, the U.S. military is focusing on reshaping its force structure and preventing conflicts in other parts of the world, most notably the Far East. The Army must adapt to meet these evolving requirements.

  • Simulation systems provides Soldiers with realistic convoy experience

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 14, 2014) -- Pfc. Larry Black doesn't hold any unrealistic expectations. The young Soldier, who has never been deployed, realizes the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer -- a virtual environment convoy simulation -- can never be a replacement for the real thing, but a recent practice session convinced him that it is more than adequate as the next best thing.

  • Army leaders plan for uncertain future

    Feb 14, 2013

    More than 100 leaders from across the Army, the Department of Defense, academia, and think tanks, met here this week at the "Winter Wargame Unified Quest 2013" event to plan for the future of the Army -- from about 2020 to 2030.

  • Guardsman claims top small arms honors

    Feb 14, 2013

    A California National Guardsman needed an extra suitcase to haul away the hardware he collected at this year's U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Winning not the only goal at Small Arms Championships

    Feb 13, 2013

    Winning is the only goal in competition, except when it comes to the U.S. Army Small Arms Championships.

  • New tracking system improves helicopter gunnery

    Feb 12, 2013

    This year the Army will start fielding a new training system that will more accurately track helicopter rocket firing. The new Aerial Weapons Scoring System (AWSS) recently passed its government acceptance test at Fort Rucker, Ala. The new system for crews in Kiowa and Apache helicopters follows a 2010 TRADOC decision to improve helicopter scoring capabilities for rapid and paired rocket engagements during diving fire.

  • CASCOM supports April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Feb 11, 2013

    Col. Aimee L. Kominiak, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade commanding officer, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, shared her personal thoughts on leadership dealing with sexual harassment during an interview Feb. 8.

  • Army's virtual recruiting team receives some 200 applications per day

    Feb 11, 2013

    Most people know the Army has hundreds of recruiting centers across the United States, but few realize there is also a Virtual Recruiting Center tucked inside the Recruiting Command headquarters, sifting through an average of 233 enlistment applications per day.

  • California Guardsman claims top honors at Small Arms Championship

    Feb 11, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Geoffrey Applegate won the overall individual championship, ending the reign of the competition's four-time defending champion and putting an exclamation point on an outstanding two-week run at the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

    Feb 11, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce, Feb. 7, 2013, at Jacob's Theater on Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Sold on Sales: Junior ROTC Cadet takes different route to achieve goals

    Feb 8, 2013

    Brainerd (Tenn.) High School's Torrey Sales has become a familiar face around Chattanooga, Tenn. -- he recently graced a city billboard. On the cusp of graduating near the top of his class, a life-changing choice years ago solidified his path to success.

  • NBA player, Lavor Postell, joins U.S. Army

    Feb 8, 2013

    Former NBA player joins the U.S. Army to expand his resume and explore a new vocation

  • Tournament appreciation for service members overflowing at AT&T Pro-Am

    Feb 8, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - While the biggest draw Feb. 6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am were the dozen celebrities participating in the 3M Celebrity Challenge, event organizers increased their effort this year to recognize the large number of service members in attendance during the tournament's Military Appreciation Day.

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