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  • Battlefield complexity brings new command, staff tasks

    Jun 20, 2012

    A group of military experts gathered to discuss how future commanders will need to be taught to succeed in an environment future generations could never have imagined, during the AUSA Mission Command Symposium, June 19, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Engineers celebrate Regiment's lineage at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 20, 2012

    In observance of the 237th Army Engineer birthday, Engineers at Fort Leonard Wood had four days of celebrations last week.

  • Army's top signal officer: Everything is network dependent

    Jun 20, 2012

    Army leaders discussed the future of the Army's network during the Network-Enabled Mission Command panel at the Association of the United States Army Mission Command Symposium in Kansas City, Mo., June 19, 2012.

  • TRADOC commander addresses Mission Command Symposium

    Jun 20, 2012

  • Complex environment drives training

    Jun 20, 2012

  • Westphal visits Chile to help foster inter-military cooperation

    Jun 19, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal recently participated in the 12th U.S. and Chile Defense Consultative Commission in Santiago, Chile, and visited with Chilean Army units throughout the country to expand relationships and increase security cooperation in the hemisphere.

  • Students challenged with West Point experience

    Jun 19, 2012

    Exhausted but enriched by the experience, the second and final group of rising high school seniors departed West Point June 15, 2012, after completing the week-long Summer Leaders Seminar.

  • ROTC cadet named as one of top ten college women of the year

    Jun 19, 2012

    At 14 years old, Cadet Kaylee Marie Radzyminski visited military members during a high school trip to Florida and asked them what they missed most during their deployments. After their families, their second response was usually entertainment. That's when Radzyminski decided to start Tunes 4 the Troops, an organization that began with Radzyminski and her friends sending their personal CDs to deployed Soldiers. Tunes 4 the Troops has now shipped more than 1.2 million CDs and DVDs to Soldiers serving overseas and continues to grow. Her leadership with this organization was one attribute that Glamour magazine recognized when they recently named Radzyminski as one of the top ten college women of 2012.

  • Mission Command Symposium begins in Kansas City

    Jun 19, 2012

  • Army Leaders Discuss Mission Command

    Jun 19, 2012

  • Leaders tout team building as central to Mission Command

    Jun 19, 2012

  • AIT warrior shows courage in reporting alleged acts of sexual harassment

    Jun 18, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 14, 2012) -- A 23rd Quartermaster Brigade advanced individual training Soldier who graduated here Friday is being lauded for her courage in reporting a case of alleged sexual harassment during her time in basic combat training.

  • Intermediate Level Education class graduates

    Jun 18, 2012

    More than a thousand students and their families filled Fort Leavenworth's Main Parade June 8, graduation day for the Intermediate Level Education program at the Command and General Staff College. About 100 students from this year's graduating class also received master of military art and science degrees while attending ILE. There included 69 international students and nearly 20 U.S. government interagency students.

  • Army's top drill sergeants to square off against each other

    Jun 18, 2012

    Six of the U.S. Army's best drill sergeants will compete for the title of 2012 Army Drill Sergeant of the Year, June 25-29, 2012, at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • ADA chief gets one star

    Jun 18, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Brig. Gen. Daniel Karbler receives his promotion during a frocking ceremony June 14 at Fort Sill's Old Post Quardrangle. Karbler, Air Defense Artillery School commandant and chief of ADA, will take command of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Ga. JROTC Cadets display courage in Knox exercises

    Jun 16, 2012

    Junior ROTC Cadets visited Fort Knox this week for annual summer training at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Miss. students find personal, professional development in training

    Jun 16, 2012

    Students from Jackson Public Schools challenge themselves in training at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • New chief of ordnance takes command

    Jun 15, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 14, 2012)- Col. Edward M. Daly took charge of the Ordnance Corps and Ordnance School during an assumption of command ceremony on the Whittington Parade Field Tuesday.

  • Quartermaster School NCO gains national recognition

    Jun 15, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 14, 2012)- A noncommissioned officer from the Petroleum and Water Department here earned the Army's first award from the National Petroleum Management Association.

  • QM Corps honors 'giant of a man' with a lasting, rooted tribute

    Jun 15, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Known for being strong and reliable, the dogwood tree now planted near the headquarters of the Combined Arms Support Command is a lasting tribute to an Army leader known for the same qualities. The tree was planted in memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, who died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes. The Quartermaster Corps held a dedication ceremony near the tree to honor the former 23rd QM Brigade commander on the Army's 237 birthday Thursday.

  • Army War College leadership passes to Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo III

    Jun 15, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin, 48th USAWC Commandant, passed the colors to Maj. Gen. Anthony A. Cucolo, in a traditional ceremony that signals continuity and change.

  • Dunwoody recognized for logistics excellence

    Jun 15, 2012

    During an honors ceremony held at the Quartermaster Ball June 14, 2012, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commanding general, was recognized for her professionalism and service to the nation.

  • Be prepared when natural disaster strikes

    Jun 14, 2012

    In the past month, we have had two named storms form off the South Carolina coast. The first storm, Alberto, caused relatively few problems, but the second one, Beryl, spawned a couple of tornadoes that produced some damage in North Carolina. Both storms, however, should serve as a reminder that we are now officially in the Atlantic hurricane season, and we need to be prepared for anything.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates military fathers

    Jun 14, 2012

  • The fight against suicide on, off post

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- It seems the military has an allusive enemy, one that is taking more lives than war. The Pentagon released statistics showing suicide as the No. 1 threat to service members. The war against it was been waged years ago with more prevention programs, but the statistics show an 18 percent increase from the same period last year.

  • HIMARS Marine battalion trains at Sill

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The only Marine Corps Reserve High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, Battalion was at Fort Sill June 1-14 to conduct live-fire operations as part of its two-week annual training.

  • Fort Sill training specialist named 'hero of the day'

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Did you know that Installation Management Command has established a hero of the day program? The program is recognized by the IMCOM commander during the commander's update briefing Friday mornings. James Denekas, Fort Sill Regional Training Support Center, was named hero of the day for June 8.

  • PTSD: Knowing what's wrong, getting help

    Jun 14, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Shell shock. Battle fatigue. Combat stress reaction. Traumatic war neurosis. These are all terms from past wars to describe what is now called post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is defined as a mental health problem that can occur when a person has been through a traumatic event.

  • West Point celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

  • Carlisle Barracks celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2012

    With a loud and thunderous, "Hooah," and a mighty, but controlled, swing of circa 1870s-era cavalry saber, the U.S. Army War College cut the ceremonial cake and celebrated the Army's 237th Birthday by honoring Soldiers, veterans, and civilians and family members past and present June 14 at the Army Heritage and Education Center. .

  • Ordnance School welcomes new chief

    Jun 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Col. Edward M. Daly as the new Chief of Ordnance and commandant of the Ordnance School, during an assumption of command ceremony June 12.

  • Prison guards: Life on the other side of the bars

    Jun 13, 2012

    Military Police are known for enforcing military law and regulating traffic, but a small fraction of them do something very different: guard the military's prisons.

  • 2012 Quartermaster Symposium Kicks Off

    Jun 13, 2012

    "Quartermaster Strong: Lean, Agile and Ready!" is the 2012 QM Symposium's theme. The corps shares its historical span of 237 years with the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army's birthday is June 14, and two days later the QM Corps was created. Symposium activities, scheduled for June 13-15, include dedication ceremonies, forums, the QM Regimental Review, spirit run and QM Regimental Ball.

  • MG Brown reflects on command

    Jun 13, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, now the former MCoE and Fort Benning commanding general, said the leaders who came before him made the transition and task of moving the Armor School here from Fort Knox, Ky., much easier. Now that full operating capacity has been achieved, the Maneuver Center will have a profound impact on the operational force for years to come, he said.

  • New top NCO takes charge

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. James Carabello took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium. He replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hardy, who's retiring after more than 26 years on active duty.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit shooter grabs last Olympic spot

    Jun 12, 2012

    A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier locked down the final spot on the U.S. Olympic shooting team June 11, 2012, with a dominating performance at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Pool International Range Complex.

  • Soldier, battle buddy complete four-day, 100-mile road march for charity

    Jun 11, 2012

    Even though cancer survivor Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Kelly possesses only a fraction of the physical abilities he once had, he complete a four-day, 100-mile road march June 4, 2012, in support of cancer research.

  • 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.

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