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STAND-TO! Edition: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Today's Focus:

FORSCOM Frontline

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Although Japan is a highly advanced economy and technologically equipped to rebuild at this moment of crisis, it’s important that all of us join together, providing any help and assistance we can in the days and months to come. I’m in close contact with [Japanese] Prime Minister Kan and our teams are in close cooperation, as is our military, in the region. And we expect to continue that cooperation until we have some stabilization of the situation there."

- President Barack Obama, while thanking Denmark’s prime minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen for his country’s contributions in Afghanistan, also discussed continued efforts to provide assistance to Japan, devastated by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed by a tsunami

Obama meets with Rasmussen on Afghanistan

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"It went from probably about 10 miles an hour to 60 miles an hour in just a matter of days. It was absolutely interesting to watch. To be in the middle of history."

- Capt. Eric Coulson, office of military cooperation at the U.S. embassy in Egypt, speaks about the historical change in Egypt. Capt. Coulson along with a fellow Soldier at the embassy, Maj. Alavora Roa, also teamed up to take care of the pets that were left behind when their owners were evacuated from the country.

Captain cares for pets left behind in Egypt

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

CALENDAR

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

2011: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

March:

Women's History Month - Women in the US Army

Brain Injury Awareness Month - Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

TODAY'S FOCUS

FORSCOM Frontline

What is it?

FORSCOM Frontline is U.S. Army Forces Command's weekly web information page, designed to ensure that FORSCOM Soldiers, families, civilians and others have a one-stop online source for the latest information about to the command. FORSCOM Frontline gives readers insight into recent FORSCOM leadership discussions, news about Forces Command's units, hot topics and input from the command's public affairs units around the world.

What has the Army done?

The Army is constantly improving internal and external communication. Forces Command developed Frontline to provide succinct items of interest and links that would help FORSCOM Soldiers, families and civilians keep up to date on topics of interest to them as part of the FORSCOM organization. In addition to that internal audience, FORSCOM found that the Frontline resource also is of great interest to external audiences such as the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, Congress, and community leaders.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?

Forces Command plans to continue to publish this newsletter and make it widely available. The FORSCOM internal audience includes subordinate commands, encompassing over 700,000 personnel. "FORSCOM Frontline is becoming widely read as FORSCOM's weekly online resource for the Army's and FORSCOM's most important information and strategic communication," said Col. Daniel L. Baggio, Chief of Public Affairs, U.S. Forces Command. FORSCOM also plans to make the resource available soon through a mobile application that will link directly to the page. That application will be made available to readers on their cell phones and PDAs.

Why is this important to the Army?

Communication vehicles within the Army have changed significantly with the trend as many audiences use online resources for most of their news and information. FORSCOM Frontline fulfills the need for FORSCOM and FORSCOM stakeholders to get the most recent critical information from a single online source.

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