This is about trust. The Soldiers [now] serving trust the American people to provide their quality of life, pay and allowances in exchange for the trust [the American people] place in the Soldiers to defend our country.
- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking to Soldiers and families at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Army's top NCO visits Alaska Soldiers
(On my last deployment to Afghanistan, I was the unlucky recipient of a 107mm rocket blast which threw me 30 feet. Once something like this happens to you, it changes your whole perspective. I never would have thought that a blast to the head could affect you so drastically. I was really bad. I couldn't walk unassisted, I was always falling down. I couldn't speak and my short-term memory was shot. I know I'm lucky just to be alive, but these guys were a Godsend. They treated me with respect and care. It can be frustrating, as you can't control what's happening to you. I never thought it would be such a struggle. The TBI folks helped me understand that it takes time to recover, but encouraged me all the while that I can get back to normal life. It's just been a few months and already I'm making progress -- I can walk unassisted and can even drive now.
- Master Sgt. David McCurry, a National Guardsman with the 168th Aviation Brigade, talks about the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center behavioral health department and traumatic brain injury clinic.
Behavioral health makes a difference in Soldiers' lives
(Note: To get back to the current edition, you will have to click on the 'back button')
2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War
Suicide Prevention Month
National Preparedness Month
Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Antiterrorism Theme - Leaders' Roles in Antiterrorism
What is it?
The Army antiterrorism theme for the first quarter, fiscal year 2012 (1Q/FY12) -- Leaders' Roles in Antiterrorism-- focuses on enhancing leaders' understanding of roles and responsibilities in executing and supporting antiterrorism plans and programs.
Why is it important to the Army?
Antiterrorism is a mission. All leaders have the responsibility to develop and sustain antiterrorism protective measures aimed at accomplishing that mission. Senior leaders have a significant role in antiterrorism protection. The antiterrorism awareness products developed to support this quarterly theme provide a reference guide for leaders and their roles.
Areas to focus on throughout the quarter include: leaders' understanding of their role and responsibility throughout all aspects of the antiterrorism program, educating and promoting antiterrorism awareness within the Army community, and understanding and identifying indicators of high risk behavior.
Antiterrorism awareness products supporting the theme are on Army Knowledge Online. Examples include: tips for antiterrorism training, developing antiterrorism plans and exercises, implementing force protection conditions and random antiterrorism measures, antiterrorism considerations for in-transit forces, tenant unit responsibilities, and antiterrorism measures in contracting. Other products focus on terrorist threat awareness, awareness information for families, and lessons learned. New products which support the theme include:
&bull Leaders' Roles and Responsibilities in Antiterrorism (primer)
&bull Leadership support to iWATCH Army (poster)
&bull Leaders Guide to Preventing the Escalation of Violence (brochure)
&bull Small Unit Leaders Card for Antiterrorism
What is the Army doing?
The recent publication of FM 3-37.2, Antiterrorism (February 2011), establishes antiterrorism principles (assess, detect, warn, defend, and recover), integrates antiterrorism within the combating terrorism framework and protection warfighting function, and builds on the Army's effective operations and intelligence processes. Antiterrorism awareness themes and initiatives throughout FY12 will include ways to operationalize antiterrorism doctrine throughout the force.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The antiterrorism awareness themes for the remainder of FY12 include:
&bull Suspicious activity reporting (2Q/FY12): emphasizes eGuardian (terrorist threat reporting system) and continued implementation of iWATCH Army (terrorist awareness program)
&bull Antiterrorism measures in contracting (3Q/FY12): supports a specific goal within the Army Antiterrorism Strategic Plan
&bull Know your surroundings (4Q/FY12): emphasizes situational awareness as a critical element of protection as well as our ability to leverage every Army community member as a sensor
AKO Log-in required Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal (ATEP) and iWATCH Army
External Links Disclaimer - The appearance of hyperlinks to external sites does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the U.S. Army of the linked web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.