Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Continental Congress authorizes Army
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Rangers among first leaders of America's Army
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
Five Facts about the Army Transportation Corps
  In honor of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps’ 72nd […]

 

In honor of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps’ 72nd birthday, here are 5 facts about the third smallest branch in the Army. 

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FACT 1) The Transportation Corps is responsible for moving supplies, troops and equipment anywhere on the globe. During war, the Transportation Corps utilizes trucks, boats and airplanes to provide extremely fast support to the combat teams on the front lines.

 

FACT 2) “Spearhead of Logistics” is the motto of the Transportation Corps.

 

FACT 3) Within three years of its existence, the Transportation Corps had moved more than 30 million Soldiers within the continental U.S. and roughly 7 million Soldiers and 126 million tons of supplies overseas by the end of World War II. 

 

FACT 4) “Destination — Berlin!”  is a small booklet covering the history of the Transportation Corps. This booklet is one of the series of G.I. Stories published by the Stars & Stripes in Paris in 1944-1945. The stories included photos, articles, & research on the European Theater in World War II.

 

FACT 5) The branch insignia of the Transportation Corps (see below) consists of the wheel (which is on a rail) symbolizing rail transportation, the wing symbolizing air transportation, a mariner’s helm for water transportation, and a US highway marker shield for land transportation.

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Happy Birthday Transportation Corps!

“Nothing happens until something moves”


Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:50 +0000
 
Wildfire Support

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Wildfire Support

Staff Sgt. Jason Towensend, of the Utah National Guard, drops water on the Tunnel Hallow fire. See more images here: ngpa.us/6j


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:28:17 -0700
Morning at Arlington

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Morning at Arlington

Section 54 at Arlington National Cemetery, July 29, 2014.

Photo by Melissa Bohan


Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:05:51 -0700
R.A.W. Challenge

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

R.A.W. Challenge

Paratroopers assigned to Company E, 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a Renegade Athlete Warrior (R.A.W) Challenge to enhance team cohesion and test both their mental and physical attributes at Fort Bragg on July 18, 2014.


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:21:58 -0700
Clear the ROOM!

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Clear the ROOM!

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division clear a building during an training mission on Eglin Range, Fla., July 17. The 1st Special Operations Support Squadron HAVE-ACE hosted the joint training exercise.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:21:58 -0700
PUSH!

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

PUSH!

Paratroopers assigned to Company E, 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a Renegade Athlete Warrior (R.A.W) Challenge to enhance team cohesion and test both their mental and physical attributes at Fort Bragg on July 18, 2014.


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:21:57 -0700
 
German general to be assigned as U.S. Army Europe's new chief of staff
WIESBADEN, Germany -- As announced by the German Federal Ministry of Defence, U.S. Army Europe's next chief of staff will be a general officer from the Bundeswehr, Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal. In this capacity, Laubenthal will synchronize the activities of the USAREUR staff in much the same manner as his American predecessors have done. Laubenthal has already been receiving initial briefings from the USAREUR staff and is expected to report to duty full time on or about August 4.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
New Parent Support Group stresses health benefits of breast-feeding
WIESBADEN, Germany - An age-old feeding practice is raising eyebrows and drawing curious stares in some military communities. And while such sights initially seem out of the ordinary to unsuspecting bystanders, participants say, don't be alarmed, it's natural and great for babies.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Youth Sports helps quarterbacks, receivers prepare for season at Football Camp
WIESBADEN, Germany - Young Joe Montanas and Jerry Rices threw bullets, zig-zagged out of the pocket and snagged pass after pass during Child, Youth and School Services' Football Camp July 22-24. "This camp is aimed at helping the kids get prepared for Youth Services and high school football to give them confidence, and it's an opportunity for volunteer coaches to get assimilated with the players," said John English, assistant director for Youth Services Sports.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Lazy Dragons paddle for fun, fitness, camaraderie
WIESBADEN, Germany - Poised with paddles submerged below the surface, arms stretched straight forward and heads down, row upon row of paddlers wait for the start. As soon as the official yells "Go," they pull their paddles backward, first slowly, then frantically plunging them into the churning water as one body. Five boats surge forward, but only one counts in English: the Lazy Dragons. But they don't live up to their name.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Library treats youths to stories, field trips, more in summer reading program
WIESBADEN, Germany - "Did you forget how to read this summer?" Participants in Wiesbaden Library's "Paws to Read" summer reading program were happy to answer a resounding "No" to Library Director Ann Burski's question July 17. The young readers, in grades first through sixth, were at the library to enjoy a host of activities ranging from arts and crafts to stories and field trips.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Italy-based Charlie Detachment, 106th FMSU, connects online for first ever Europe-wide exercise
Soldiers from Charlie Detachment, 106th Financial Management Support Unit, assembled at the Mission Training Center on Caserma Ederle July 17 for a first ever, Europe-wide simulation training of its kind. The 20 or so financial management Soldiers manned work stations to conduct convoy operations training in coordination with their sister finance detachments and headquarters, located throughout Germany. "I want to say it was not only never done by finance, I believe no unit has never utilized the JMTC centers as a combined effort before," said Capt. Andres Leon, detachment commander.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Annual Community Showcase moves to Urlas
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosts a community showcase every year towards the end of August, right on time when PCS season is about over and school starts again. The event gives newly arrived and current community members an opportunity to find out about the plethora of services available to them, register with different organizations and find out about updates for existing services, clubs and organizations from the Ansbach community.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition
WIESBADEN, Germany - After months of preparation, rigorous testing and three final exams, three Schläge -- or strokes of a hunting knife -- and an oath ushered students into the exclusive class of Jungjäger -- hunting apprentices. Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or Jägerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte July 25. They completed Outdoor Recreation's three-month Hunting Course and passed written, oral and shooting tests required to own a hunting license in Germany.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
State-of-the-art Cyber Center opens in Wiesbaden
WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden marked another milestone July 22 with the opening of the Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray Cyber Center Europe. Members of the Gray family joined U.S. military and German civilian leaders from U.S. Army Europe; 5th Signal Command; USAG Wiesbaden; the Corps of Engineers, Europe District; the Hessen Construction Agency and other organizations in celebrating the opening of the state-of-the-art, 52,000-square-foot facility on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
BOSS volunteers pitch in to help move a German kindergarten
WIESBADEN, Germany - In rain and shine and box by box, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers provided free labor and a load of help to a local German kindergarten July 21-25. Känguru Kindergarten, an Erbenheim school for special needs students, needed to move next door to its new building, but lacked the funds to hire a professional moving company. Nineteen BOSS volunteers, Army and Air Force, stepped in with muscle power and can-do attitudes.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
19th ESC and Area IV members compete in Hwang River Aquatic Marathon; tour Hapcheon Movie Theme Park
HAPCHEON, South Korea--Hundreds of people, including more than 40 Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, "Team 19", competed in the unique Hwang River Aquatic Marathon, July 27, hosted by the 19th ESC Civil Affairs office partnered with the Daegu Compass.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Transition program changes name, continues mission
The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) has undergone a slight transition of its own, so to speak.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
National Guard offers at-risk teens 2nd chance to achieve
The mission of the Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy is simple, yet deeply profound.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
ACS celebrates turning 49
Dating back to the Revolutionary War, Army spouses assisting other Army families has been a long-standing tradition.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Week 7 of 'Triad' updates goals
The Performance Triad challenges you to enhance your health with sleep, activity and nutrition.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
DFMWR rec center offers fun, active options for all
Hawaii is picture-perfect nearly every day of the year, but summer is perhaps the best time to take advantage of the many great outdoor activities living in an island state provides.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
New 'Triad' week offers health tips
Week 8 of the Performance Triad begins July 27.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Community Service celebrate 49 years of service
CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 31, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party July 26 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Pool, here, in recognition of the Army organization's 49 years of service to military families. Several community members participated in the celebration.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
8th TSC NCO earns top Army safety award
Sgt. 1st Class Tony W. Scott, the equal opportunity adviser for the 130th Engineer Brigade, was recently awarded the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety, the top individual safety award in the U.S. Army, July 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Chaplains remember Vietnam-era chaplains during 239th Anniversary
On July 25, 2014, the Chaplain Corps celebrates its 239th Anniversary by honoring those Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants who served in the Vietnam War.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
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