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  • 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.

  • Senior logistician addresses graduates

    May 24, 2012

    Senior logistician addresses graduates

  • Cadet Command recognizes top performers for 2012

    May 24, 2012

    The U.S. Army Cadet Command has recognized 13 individuals for their contributions to training excellence, and their roles in furthering the Command's dual missions of preparing the next generation of the Army's leaders as well as a new generation of productive, responsible citizens.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab assesses vehicles to develop Army ground combat vehicle

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 23, 2012) -- The Maneuver Battle Lab is wrapping up the second phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle Non Developmental Vehicle assessments, which has Soldiers from Fort Benning's experimentation force conducting platoon-level operations on five different platforms.

  • End of an Era

    May 23, 2012

    Last Vietnam Veteran Recruiter to Retire.

  • Training Beyond the Basics

    May 23, 2012

    Partnering with Drill Serbeants to Add Realistic Dimension.

  • MCoE names top warriors from annual competition

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three names stood out from among the rest during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition -- Staff Sgt. Cesar Ruiz, Sgt. Brenden Shannon and Spc. Jesse Jacklyn. They were dubbed the Maneuver Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year, respectively, at Friday's award ceremony.

  • Armor branch aims to get more Ranger tabs for scouts

    May 23, 2012

    Now that the Armor School has planted new roots in the Maneuver Center of Excellence, it has a new mission: get more Cavalry scouts into Ranger School.

  • IBOLC executes combined-arms live fire, company attack

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Like countless cycles of classes before them, students in the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course successfully completed a live fire followed by a company attack exercise last week on post. Unlike any before them, the missions were combined-arms endeavors conducted at the tank-accessible Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex.

  • Captains Career Course undergoing change

    May 23, 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.

  • Executive officer class offered at Fort Leonard Wood

    May 23, 2012

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood will hold the first quarterly Executive Officer Course June 5-6 for Soldiers holding junior and senior executive officer positions.

  • Special Victims Unit: Memory plays key role in sexual assault cases

    May 23, 2012

    In order to help sexual assault victims and hold offenders accountable, there must be an understanding of the factors involved during a sexual assault, as well as what constitutes the act. Sexual assault cases are lost many times because people do not understand the actions of the victim. Victims do not act as society expects them to act when faced with a sexual assault, which is why 30 CID Special Agents and Staff Judge Advocate personnel attended the advanced sexual assault investigation training course held by the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division May 14 to 25 at the U.S. Army Military Police School.

  • Storm warning: National Weather Service teaches Fort Leonard Wood leaders about Missouri hazardous w

    May 23, 2012

    Looking into the sky and knowing what you are observing can mean the difference between life and death -- especially if it's severe weather. That's why the Springfield Office of the National Weather Service presented a severe weather briefing during Fort Leonard Wood's annual Safety Day on May 16.

  • Anti-drinking and driving campaign visits Fort Leonard Wood

    May 23, 2012

    They call themselves the "shock jocks of anti-drunk driving." As part of the 100 Days of Summer safety campaign, the Save a Life Tour was on Fort Leonard Wood to present it's high-impact alcohol awareness program to troops.

  • McHugh: Language, culture vital for future missions

    May 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh said that language and culture skills are critical for the successful accomplishment of missions overseas today and in the future, during a visit to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, May 21, 2012.

  • Shooter targets Olympic Trials after gold medal performance in Italy

    May 22, 2012

    Three-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, used some of that knowledge and claimed a gold medal at the Italy Rifle and Pistol World Cup May 17, 2012, in Milan.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldiers attend Olympic Media Summit

    May 21, 2012

    Two Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit got a glimpse into their future as they participated in the United States Olympic Committee's Media Summit, May 13-15, 2012, in Dallas.

  • Army assesses current vehicles as part of Ground Combat Vehicle development process

    May 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army began operational assessments of existing combat vehicles to validate capabilities against requirements for a new Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

  • Army Leaders salute National Safety Month

    May 21, 2012

    During the past several years, our Army has reduced preventable accidents to near peacetime levels. This amazing success has been achieved despite the high operations tempo of our continuing missions overseas, proving once again the diligence and dedication of American Soldiers. We commend you for your hard work in making safety a top priority, both on and off duty.

  • Safety first for Memorial Day!

    May 21, 2012

    Memorial Day is among the most revered of holidays in our Army. We remember those who have fallen before us, and during this era of persistent conflict, honor the memory of those now absent from our formations. Thank you for your continued service, which ensures their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

  • Medal of Honor recipient honored during 200th Ordnance Corps anniversary celebration

    May 21, 2012

    A Medal of Honor recipient was honored May 17 as part of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' 200th anniversary celebration. A large crowd turned out to view the U.S. Army Ordnance School's parade field dedication ceremony here in honor of Maj. Hulon B. Whittington, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions that occurred on July 29, 1944, while attached to the 41st Armored Infantry, 2nd Armored Division, near Grimesnil, France.

  • Experts meet to discuss COIN manual revision

    May 21, 2012

    More than 200 military practitioners and civilian counterinsurgency theorists, academicians, and representatives from civilian research institutions met at Fort Leavenworth May 8-11 to provide input to the Counterinsurgency Center's revision of the Army/Marine Corps counterinsurgency manual. Their collective thoughts, ideas and recommendations will shape the first draft of the revised Army Field Manual 3-24/Marine Corps Warfighting Publication 3-33.5, "Counterinsurgency."

  • Ordnance Corps inducts 12 into Hall of Fame

    May 21, 2012

    U.S. Army Ordnance Corps inducts 12 into Hall of Fame May 16.

  • Ordnance Corps marks 200-year legacy

    May 18, 2012

    As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, a range training complex at Fort Lee, Va., was dedicated May 16, 2012, in honor of Lt. Col. Harry M. "Bulldog" Downer, who gave more than 40 years of service to the nation.

  • Marines support 1-1 Cav. during NIE 12.2

    May 18, 2012

    MCGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- It's not unusual to find Soldiers taking advantage of downtime during a field training exercise by playing a game of cards, but it often does not involve Soldiers playing cards with Marines. http://www.dvidshub.net/news/88060/marines-support-1-1-cav-during-nie-122#.T7angBwyzEk The add media function is not allowing you to upload any content. The link provided will let you go to the supporting photos for this story.

  • Special Forces Soldiers graduate qualification training; honor green beret with Soldier's Medal

    May 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Special Forces regiment welcomed more than 120 men into its brotherhood during a Special Forces Qualification Course graduation ceremony May 17 in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • 31st ADA sweeps Blackjack Warrior Week

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Eight 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers won all eight individual areas of expertise at Blackjack Warrior Week April 30 through May 4 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • ATS conference highlights issues

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers, employees and leaders of the Air Traffic Services community came together on Fort Rucker for the 2012 Air Traffic Services Leaders Conference May 7-12.

  • Forgiveness heals wounds from home invasion

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Former Oklahoma state Sen. Brooks Douglass was the guest speaker for the Commanding General's National Prayer Luncheon May 11 at the Fort Sill Patriot Club. Douglass shared the story of his life and the struggles he faced to come back from a brutal home invasion that claimed the lives of his parents and nearly ended his life and that of this younger sister.

  • 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade: A history 1988-2012

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (17 May 2012) -- The 6th Air Defense Artillery Brigade will be redesignated as the 30th ADA Brigade May 18 here.

  • Fort Lee Soldier earns coveted medical badge

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Soldiers use a variety of approaches to defeat the various training challenges put before them during the course of their military careers.

  • Basic weapons safety class offered

    May 17, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Because of an increase in privately owned weapon accidents here, and with AAFES now selling firearms at the Main Exchange, Fort Sill safety officials began offering a basic weapons safety class.

  • Fort Leonard Wood ACS shows spouses appreciation

    May 17, 2012

    Friday was a day of pampering, fun and learning for military spouses, as Fort Leonard Wood's Army Community Service hosted a Military Spouse Appreciation Day event.

  • This We'll Defend: Training tomorrow's Army demands time, energy, leadership

    May 17, 2012

    The world of a drill sergeant is multi-faceted and always changing. Every Basic Combat Training cycle, they're faced with new challenges, new civilians to shape into successful warriors -- and each drill sergeant has their own way of doing that.

  • 3-60th NCO receives Army safety award

    May 17, 2012

    A Fort Jackson Soldier received the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety in the noncommissioned officer category Monday.

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