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  • TRADOC honors legendary commanding general in building dedication ceremony

    Jun 11, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command honored its second commanding general, the late Gen. Donn Starry, in a building dedication ceremony at Ft. Eustis June 8.

  • 'Music Under the Stars' concert series kicks off at Fort Eustis

    Jun 11, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Under a warm spring twilight sky beside the sparkling James River, music filled the air at Ft. Eustis' Magnolia Park as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band kicked off the annual Music Under the Stars concert series June 7.

  • Lt. Gen. Perkins leads Army Birthday Celebration in Kansas City

    Jun 11, 2012

  • GEN Austin: Army War College graduates set to shape future

    Jun 9, 2012

    More than 360 senior U.S. and international military officers and civilian leaders were recognized here today during the graduation ceremony for their academic achievements and professional excellence.

  • AIT Soldiers aid stricken shopper at post exchange

    Jun 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 7, 2012) -- To hear post exchange operations manager Trish Jones tell it, there couldn't have been a better response to a shopper in trouble than that which occurred May 19 at the store.

  • Coming out strong: 2012 Soldier Show comes to Fort Lee

    Jun 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 7, 2012) The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show came to Fort Lee this week. About 925 advanced individual training Soldiers and Marines from the Ordnance School attended the Tuesday night performance at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. The 2 p.m. show on Wednesday was open to everyone, and another AIT performance took place last night. This year's theme is Army Strong -- the ad slogan that alludes to the physical, mental and moral strength of today's Soldiers.

  • Army Learning Model to begin fiscal year 2015

    Jun 8, 2012

    Army senior cohorts gathered at Fort Eustis, Va., June 5-6, 2012, for the Basic Officer Leaders Course Conference to discuss how the Army Learning Model can assist with the ongoing development of instruction programs.

  • Chandler visits TRADOC, discusses Army professionalism during conference

    Jun 7, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed Army professionalism and senior enlisted leader expectations of new officers during the Basic Officer Leader Course conference hosted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Initial Military Training Center of Excellence at Fort Eustis, Va., June 5, 2012.

  • Soldier serves with big heart, helps Afghan children

    Jun 7, 2012

    On one blustery Sunday morning, Spc. Helen Jeschow is enfolded in a bright blue wave of burqas the minute she walks through the gate, as women enveloped head-to-toe in the traditional garb of the region rush to greet her.

  • Army transportation chief visits 58th Trans. Bn. troops

    Jun 7, 2012

    The smell of exhaust from the heavy equipment transporters, or M915s, filled the early morning air as training transportation Soldiers prepared to showcase their skills for Brig. Gen. Stephen Farmen, chief of transportation and Transportation School commandant, and Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Offord, Transportation Corps regimental command sergeant major, during their visit to Fort Leonard Wood Friday.

  • SAMS professor named on creative people list

    Jun 7, 2012

    Dr. Matthew Schmidt, an assistant professor at the School of Advanced Military Studies, placed 22nd on Fast Company's "100 Most Creative People in Business" list for gleaning design methodologies from practicing designers and using them to teach military strategic planning.

  • Soaring above their peers: Fort Leonard Wood basic trainees' APFT scores land them helicopter ride

    Jun 7, 2012

    It's not uncommon to see helicopters fly over Fort Leonard Wood. What is uncommon is seeing a UH-60 Black Hawk soaring above, full of Soldiers in Basic Combat Training.

  • 3rd Chemical Bde. conducts leadership certification course at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 7, 2012

    Getting everyone in an organization working together can be a challenge, but when those in the unit have the same level of skills, that task can become easier. That was the thinking behind the 3rd Chemical Brigade's leadership certification course on May 30, said Capt. Jason Gramling, 3rd Chem. Bde. assistant operations officer.

  • COL (P) White leaves CAC-T for new assignment

    Jun 7, 2012

    COL (P) Robert "Pat" White received the Legion of Merit Award on Tuesday for his service as Deputy Commander of the Combined Arms Center -- Training (CAC-T).

  • Venomous snakes inhabit Fort Sill ranges

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. 7 June 2012 -- Hikers should be aware that four types of poisonous snakes have been found on post.

  • Avenger sling loaded for first time in 10 years

    Jun 7, 2012

    The 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment sling loaded an Avenger Air Defense System for the first time in more than ten years, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • JROTC cadets experience Army life

    Jun 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Forty-nine northern Texas high school students took a closer step to realizing what life in the military could be like as Junior ROTC cadets visited Fort Sill May 28 - June 1.

  • Warriors of yesterday, today commemorate D-Day together

    Jun 6, 2012

    When Eugene Cook jumped into Normandy during the predawn hours of June 6, 1944, he landed several miles from his intended drop zone.

  • Soldiers return from Fort Bliss assessment

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers who took part in the Maneuver Battle Lab's Ground Combat Vehicle assessment last month at Fort Bliss, Texas, praised the various capabilities and features on the five vehicles used in the week-long evaluation.

  • Post's senior enlisted Soldier to bid farewell

    Jun 6, 2012

    After more than 10 deployments -- including combat rotations to Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq -- and 26 years in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hardy, Fort Benning's top NCO, is calling it a career. He's set to relinquish his position to Command Sgt. Maj. James Carabello during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday in Marshall Auditorium at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Former NBA referee visits Fort Benning

    Jun 6, 2012

    A former undercover New Jersey state trooper who went on to spend 25 years as an NBA referee returned to Fort Benning last week to share his message of resilience, leadership and struggles with post-traumatic stress. Bob Delaney, author of the book Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress, gave a presentation Thursday to Maneuver Captains Career Course students and cadre in Derby Auditorium at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • TRADOC Band Music Under the Stars prepared for the change of scenery

    Jun 6, 2012

    Food, fun, family time, and great music is the combination for entertainment as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band prepares for their first Music Under the Stars concert event June 7, at Fort Eustis' Magnolia Park overlooking the James River.

  • Army Reserve officer reflects on positive experience at WHINSEC

    Jun 6, 2012

    Lt. Col. Victor Green (Right): "It's the opportunity to share diversity and the camaraderie that is developed during the course of a year that last a lifetime." Green is pictured here during a class visit to the U.S. Capitol in 2006. At the time he was attending resident the ILE course at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • House of Heroes repairs Army widow's home

    Jun 6, 2012

    Working with the House of Heroes, TIYA Support Services from Fort Benning and other volunteers came out Saturday to do repair work on the house of 98-year-old Phyllis Rosiak.

  • Army Birthday a reason to celebrate for all

    Jun 6, 2012

    For a new team member on post, it doesn't take very long to notice the chemistry between Fort Jackson and our neighboring communities and the great relationship we enjoy.

  • AG Corps Hall of Fame inducts eight

    Jun 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson welcomed eight men into the Adjutant General Corps Hall of Fame last week during a special reception at the Soldier Support Institute.

  • Korea, Vietnam vet to open toasts at Army Ball

    Jun 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson will host the Army's 237th birthday June 16, welcoming hundreds of Soldiers to a celebration that many have missed the last few years because of duties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Leading them in a toast at this year's event is retired Col. Angelo Perri, a man who knows a thing or two about coming home from combat.

  • Post hosts 'Top Cop' competition

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers and civilian law enforcement officers from different regions competed in the Top Cop Competition Sunday through Tuesday, which took place on Fort Jackson for the first time. The 17th Military Police Detachment hosted the third annual competition, which aims to build excellence and camaraderie between military and civilian law enforcement agencies.

  • Students boost espirt de corps in challenge

    Jun 6, 2012

    Teams of students with the Army Adjutant General Captains Career Course competed against each other during an event called "Warrior Challenge" on the morning of May 30 at Twin Lakes. The challenge not only tested the Soldiers' individual levels of physical fitness, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance, but also their ability to accomplish a mission together.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Musician offers talent, inspiration to BCT Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2012

    Eric Horner, a 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee, started volunteering in 2006 with the 193rd Infantry Brigade, leading Basic Combat Training Soldiers in song at multiple graduation ceremonies, worship services and other concerts. He has performed more than 200 concerts and 30 tours in one year for Basic Combat Training Soldiers, according to Maj. Earl Bowers assigned to 193rd Infantry Brigade.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: What just happened?

    Jun 5, 2012

    The Watervliet Arsenal's young warriors have a lifespan of about 30 seconds, but what a wonderful life they will have. If their forefathers could speak, they would tell the world about all the places they have served, from the islands of the South Pacific to the deserts of North Africa to the mountains of Afghanistan.

  • Thai delegation visits National Training Center

    Jun 5, 2012

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a replicated complex ambush at the fictional city of Razish, Atropia on Fort Irwin, Calif., May 21. The ambush was executed in order to provide visiting the Thailand Army Training Command Officials a chance to see the current battlefield training being conducted at the National Training Center.

  • TRADOC welcomes new deputy commanding general

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command welcomed its 21st deputy commanding general -- and the second to its new headquarters on Fort Eustis, Va. -- in a change of responsibility ceremony June 4.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit rifle shooter to join fellow Soldiers at Olympics

    Jun 5, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Michael McPhail is joining some of his battle buddies in London this summer after winning the U.S. Olympic Team Trial match for Men's Rifle Prone, June 5, 2012, at Pool Range Complex at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Post honors heroes at Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 4, 2012

    Fog covered the ground and a single wreath stood in the field as a crowd of people, both military and civilian, gathered to remember fallen heroes during a Memorial Day ceremony May 24 at Veterans Park.

  • USASAM welcomes new dean, continues tradition of excellence

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Soldiers of the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine said goodbye to a familiar face as they welcomed a new dean during the USASAM change of dean ceremony May 24.

  • Presidio remembers fallen comrades during ceremony

    Jun 4, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It was a day of solemn military ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey May 24 as the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center honored four alumni who in the past year had lost their life in the war on terrorism.

  • Handhelds connect Soldiers at Army network exercise

    Jun 4, 2012

    Nett Warrior will provide dismounted leaders with the kind of digital information that today is only available inside vehicles or command posts.

  • Kelly takes command of 8th Brigade

    Jun 4, 2012

    Colonel John Kelly assumed command of Army ROTC's 8th Brigade June 4 in a change of command ceremony here. Major Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command, was present to transfer the unit colors to Kelly from Col. Charles Evans, who has led the brigade for nearly two years.

  • Sexual assault cases among most difficult for investigators

    Jun 1, 2012

    Sexual assault crimes are complex, and understanding these complexities is the basis of the Special Victims Unit Investigations Course, which 30 CID Special Agents and Staff Judge Advocate personnel attended May 14-25 at the U.S. Army Military Police School.

  • Hula for heritage: Fort Leonard Wood celebrates EEO event luau-style

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Fort Leonard Wood community took a break from its normal workday Tuesday to take part in a Hawaiian-style luau in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

  • "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

    Jun 1, 2012

    "Saluting World War II Veterans on the 68th Anniversary of D-Day"

  • Army redefines employee eligibility for civilian leader courses

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Army has redefined employee eligibility for its complement of Civilian Education System leader development courses, as well as the rules for receiving course equivalency credit based on previous military education and training.

  • Continuing to Serve

    Jun 1, 2012

    Retired Lt. Gen. Richard A. Hack hands the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad, U.S. Army Ordnance School regimental command sergeant major, after being named the new Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. The ceremony for Hack took place May 17 during the 200th anniversary celebration of the Ordnance Corps.

  • World War II veteran also serves as mentor to West Point grad

    May 31, 2012

    It was his first visit to the U.S. Military Academy, though retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Callahan had served under many West Point officers throughout his career. He was accompanied by his wife, Trudy, and daughter, Kathy, as guests of the Rutherford family to see Class of 2012 Cadet Kevin Rutherford graduate and receive his commission as an infantry second lieutenant in the U.S. Army May 26.

  • Last of the LoRusso brothers graduate West Point

    May 31, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (May 30, 2012) -- Larry Sr. and Elizabeth LoRusso from Long Island watched as the last of their four sons graduated from West Point May 26 and proudly pinned second lieutenant bars on Brian and Larry LoRusso at the Firstie Club, surrounded by the West Point Lacrosse team, family and friends.

  • Edwards to receive fatherhood award

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson 1st Lt. William Edwards has been selected as the recipient of the Military Fatherhood Award by the Fatherhood Initiative, the organization announced Tuesday.

  • Memorial Day event honors Nation's heroes

    May 31, 2012

    More than 300 people took the opportunity Monday to remember America's fallen service members in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

  • Veterans enjoy Honor Flight

    May 31, 2012

    About 100 veterans left Columbia Metropolitan Airport on the morning of May 23 to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington.

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Ruben Vargas was looking for guidance after leaving the Army. A knee injury made his future in uniform look less than exciting, he said, but he knew he wasn't ready to step away from the Army after more than 15 years of service.

  • Quartermaster School leadership peeps in on rigger training

    May 31, 2012

    BLACKSTONE ARMY AIRFIELD -- Leaders who empathize with Soldiers and their missions, will likely reap benefits far beyond a "feel-good moment," said Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, Quartermaster Corps regimental command sergeant major.

  • Sill celebrates Memorial Day

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill paused to honor those who gave their lives for the freedoms Americans enjoy with a ceremony in front of McNair Hall on Memorial Day. All the pillars of honor at Fort Sill, to include the 77th U.S. Army Band and B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, the "Salute Battery" along with veterans from all four service branches, elected officials, and Lesley J. McNair Post 5263 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Army leaders attended. Soldiers from the 428th and 434th FA brigades, the 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and the Marine Corps Artillery Detachment comprised the flag detail, color guard and wreath handlers.

  • 'Fuel' powers BCT Soldiers efficiently

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Mom and dad, relax; your son or daughter is part of a well-fed team through the efforts of the Fuel the Soldier program, part of the Soldier Athlete Initiative.

  • Boating in a Bronco

    May 31, 2012

    It was the start of another beautiful weekend. My wife and I arose at a leisurely hour and loaded our Bronco II with all the things we thought we'd need for a weekend at the family farm. At the time, I was stationed in San Antonio, and the farm was located two hours away. We'd been married three years, and our first daughter was 8 months old. The weather that morning wasn't the greatest, being overcast with frequent showers. However, we loaded our vehicle, fed our daughter and took off.

  • Museum keeps Soldier's love of Army alive

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Retired Staff Sgt. Dustin Roderigas enjoys working with his hands to restore historic military vehicles and artifacts. He has even restored his own World War II-era Willys jeep. He works as an assistant exhibits specialist at the Army Field Artillery Museum. But, he is just glad to be able to work at all after being injured in Iraq.

  • Don't Get Ripped

    May 31, 2012

    Growing up in northern Maine, I didn't have much experience with swimming in the ocean. My family had taken a handful of camping trips to Maine's coast, but my swimming experience was associated with lakes, rivers or pools. However, I had seen a Discovery Channel show about the dangers of rip currents and tips on how to get out of them. Years later, I recalled these tips when I found myself caught in a dangerous situation.

  • Campaign calls for active dads

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Research has shown that families are more resilient to change when fathers are present or are active in their children's lives. Since this is the military, dads have to deploy or go on unaccompanied tours of duty, or often the parents are separated. To build healthier military families, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program spearheaded "Dads on Duty,' a campaign throughout the month of June.

  • Pushing the Limits

    May 31, 2012

    There I was, the "temporary" untracked aviation safety officer for my company, purposely speeding on my motorcycle after work and -- worst of all --right in sight of my company! Looking back more than six years later, I have to shake my head and ask, "Why would I do such a stupid thing?"

  • The Straight Skinny

    May 31, 2012

    As Soldiers, we are expected to meet rigorous height and weight standards and perform well physically. Unfortunately, many Soldiers resort to an "easy" solution for weight loss and improvement of their physical prowess in the form of metabolic enhancers. While many of these enhancers are legal and readily available at commissaries and exchanges, as well as local chain stores and online, there are banned products on the market. Soldiers need to be aware that the purchase or use of drugs, supplements or banned products, or the misuse of prescription drugs, is illegal and may be punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Let's take a look at thermogenics and stimulants to see exactly how they affect our bodies.

  • Asian, Pacific Soldiers celebrate heritage

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The son of a Bataan Death March survivor and an interned nurse's aide at a POW camp was the guest speaker at the Fort Sill Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 24 at the Patriot Club.

  • My Not-so-fun Fourth

    May 31, 2012

    What holiday is better than the Fourth of July? None -- especially when you're an 11-year-old boy fascinated with firecrackers, bottle rockets and anything that goes "boom!"

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-05

    May 31, 2012

    In this edition of Victory Update a Fort Jackson Soldier receives a nation military fatherhood award, plus the commanding general invites you to Fort Jackson's Army Birthday Ball and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • My Brother's Life

    May 31, 2012

    The summer of 1996 changed my perception of invincibility. I was only 16 years old, but I learned an important lesson that forever changed my attitude about wearing seat belts. Until then, I'd worn seat belts because it was the law, but I'd never thought about why they were important.

  • Hammack talks sustainability considerations for senior leaders with Army War College students

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army War College students discussed sustainability considerations for senior leaders and the Army Net Zero program with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, the Hon. Katherine Hammack, during the capstone lecture in an elective class here.

  • Army Gold Book authors visit Fort Benning

    May 30, 2012

    Bruce Shahbaz and Lt. Col. Thomas Denzler, who released "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force -- Ahead of the Strategic Reset 2012" earlier this year, offered potential solutions to challenges facing Soldiers and Family members during a discussion with installation leaders and the heads of various support agencies. After more than a decade of war in two theaters, the Gold Book was written as a thorough assessment of what the Army has learned about physical and behavioral health conditions, disciplinary problems and remaining gaps in policy, the authors said. The report serves as a resource for leaders, policymakers, commanders and service providers as they work together to address the unique and difficult issues that lie ahead.

  • Inducting New NCO

    May 30, 2012

  • Ceremony recognizes Fort Benning's top volunteers

    May 30, 2012

    More than 50 volunteers and organizations were honored at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony May 22 at the Benning Conference Center's Supper Club. Starla De Saussure, Fort Benning's Army Volunteer Corps program manager, presented Fort Benning Garrison Commander Col. Jeffrey Fletcher with a check worth $1.9 million. The check reflected the more than 89,500 hours of volunteer service for Fort Benning. Each hour was valued at $21.79.

  • Utility company employees take on installation commmunity service projects

    May 30, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 30, 2012) -- More than two dozen Dominion Virginia Power employees participated in two projects at Fort Lee May 23 as part of the corporation's early salute to Memorial Day, military personnel, veterans and their Families. In a single day, power company volunteers carried out projects at 26 sites in 10 states as part of its Dominion Engergizing Comm

  • NCO Recruits Soldier to Fill Reserve Unit Vacancy She Left When She Became a Recruiter

    May 29, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Kelly Ernst enlisted in the Army Reserve as an Ammunition Supply Specialist in August 2010. Little did she know that one day she would be the one who would recruit her replacement in her reserve unit or that it would be someone she babysat before enlisting.

  • Following in his Father's Boots

    May 29, 2012

    Alexander Eck is following his father's career path to Fort Benning, Ga., to become an Infantryman.

  • West Point Class of 2012 marches in Graduation Parade

    May 28, 2012

    The Class of 2012 arrived on the Plain on the morning of May 25, 2012, for the graduation parade, their final one as cadets before commissioning the next day.

  • Deployed troops honor their fallen in Memorial Day service on Bagram Airfield

    May 28, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division headquarters marked its first Memorial Day deployed to Afghanistan with a ceremony on Bagram Airfield, May 28. The Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Combined Joint Task Force-1 presided over the ceremony, addressing an audience of Afghan, U.S. and NATO service members.

  • Army's oldest NCO Academy graduates newest warrior leaders in Europe

    May 25, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Multi-national students of Warrior Leader Course Class 08-12 graduated during a ceremony held at the 7th Army Non-commissioned Officer Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 24.

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general recognizes Wounded Warrior mentors

    May 25, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (May 25, 2012) -- Recruits join the Army and transition from civilians to Soldiers with the help and mentoring of instructors and experienced Soldiers; however, Soldiers leaving the Army need the same support when they transition back to civilian life.

  • Females proud to wear Sapper tab

    May 25, 2012

    Women are not allowed to serve in certain combat occupations -- but that's not stopping female engineers from taking on the grueling 28-day Sapper Leader Course, becoming Sapper qualified and wearing the coveted Sapper tab.

  • Army Secretary impressed with cyber studies program at Naval Postgraduate School

    May 24, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., May 21, 2012, and got his own education on what the school offers the military and how the Army benefits from the educational opportunities provided at this international and joint educational institution.

  • Road blocks don't end at the front gate

    May 24, 2012

    George Watson, Sr., a former Tech. SGT with the Tuskegee Airmen, points out a photo of himself in President Obama's inaugural book to Sgt. Samuel Conrad of the 326th MPAD during an interview in Watson's home on February 21, 2012.

  • Captains Career Course undergoing change

    May 24, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va, (May 24, 2012) -- The Army is currently in the process of redesigning part of a component of the Officer Education System to better meet the requirements of an expeditionary force.

  • Memorial Day not just for barbecues, beach fun

    May 24, 2012

    On Monday, May 28, many from this community will join me at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery to honor those members of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Memorial Day, for many Americans, marks the unofficial start of summer with backyard barbecues, a trip to the lake or just relaxing and enjoying a long weekend. But for many of us, Memorial Day holds a much deeper meaning.

  • ATSCOM, 164th TAOG gets new commander

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers and Families said their goodbyes as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its commanders and welcomed a new commander to the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group.

  • 187th instructors reach for top level

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson is close to adding three more master level instructors to its ranks at the 187th Ordnance Battalion's Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School.

  • AER campaign raises more than $100,000

    May 24, 2012

    During the Army Emergency Relief campaign members of the Fort Rucker community have played their share of golf and witnessed high-ranking officials arrested -- all for the sake of raising money to support Soldiers.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • Event lets Aviation spouses earn their wings

    May 24, 2012

    They started the day with little military training, but by the end of it, they had earned their wings by completing four different exercises May 18 during Fort Rucker's fourth Aviation Spouse Day.

  • For Red Cross volunteer, helping is everything

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Claire Paige Zeigler starts off each week filing prescriptions Mondays at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, a volunteer position she has held since 2003.

  • Post celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Fort Jackson gets Army Strong

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., participated in the post's annual Strongman Competition to see who was the strongest or fittest, May 17, 2012.

  • Commentary: Surviving the 10K hike on Fort Jackson

    May 24, 2012

    I participated in last weekend's Ruck for a Cure 10K and finished last.

  • Two Sill Soldiers KIA

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two Fort Sill Soldiers serving in Operation Enduring Freedom were killed May 20.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

    May 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

  • Marines serving Sill for 60 years

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On May 16 the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery Detachment commemorated more than 60 years of training Marines at the Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill.

  • Army emphasizes Strong Bonds program

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Did you know the Department of the Army invested more than $1.1 million in Fort Sill Soldiers and families in fiscal 2011 through the Strong Bonds program?

  • Sill CG reveals new Fires brand

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Army personnel, active and retired, along with federal, state and local officials gathered May 16 for a reopening ceremony of Snow Hall. It preceded the Fires Center of Excellence State of Fires address and Fires brand unveiling by Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general.

  • Fires Center of Excellence recognized for safety

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Training Soldiers for war is often a mixture of learning how to fight, use live ammunition and perform in severe weather conditions. Most importantly, that training needs to be done safely.

  • Constitution Park rededicated at new site

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Constitution Park here contains the hallowed soil from sites of the famous Army battles: Little Big Horn, Mont.; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Normandy, France. The park's 13 field artillery unit memorials honor its fallen Soldiers, as well as Soldiers from the III Corps, which used to be at Fort Sill.

  • McDonald: Reflect on sacrifices, be safe

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On the 28th of May, we have an opportunity to observe one of our nation's finest traditions. While Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of summer, the meaning of this holiday is much more somber than the restful and enjoyable days that will follow. Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in service to our country. This holiday has a special meaning to those who wear the uniform today, because those who brave the hazards of faraway lands to safeguard freedoms at home have a personal understanding of the sacrifices our service men and women make.

  • Fort Sill spouses display true grit

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- These spouses heard the talk, now they've walked the walk. That walk included a rope bridge and a lot of climbing as 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery hosted its first Jane Wayne Days May 16-17.

  • Sill civilian makes most of mentoring

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Midway through Installation Management Command's centralized mentorship program, Tom Easterly is learning aspects about senior leaders and himself that he believes will make him a better person, Army civilian employee and leader.

  • 6th ADA becomes 30th ADA

    May 24, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade changed designations to the 30th ADA in ceremonies at Fort Sill May 18. The reason for changing to the new unit designation came out of a surprising discovery made by Col. Bill Stacy, brigade commander.

  • TRADOC continues to refine, develop joint concept using GMAC

    May 24, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command team continue to work toward not only shaping the Army of 2020, but also the Joint Force of 2020 when they participated in a joint planning exercise in Okinawa, Japan, April 29 through May 11.

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