Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa
The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Corps of Engineers mission in West Africa aimed at supporting Ebola containment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has joined the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The main body of Europe District's Forward Engineer Support Team-Advanced departed Oct. 21, 2014, for Monrovia, Liberia, to take part in Operation United Assistance.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14
Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
3ID HQ to deploy to Afghanistan as drawdown, retrograde continues
The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia
The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa
Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia
Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014
Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission
The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Regionally aligned forces getting global workout
"Soldiers are now deployed in a regionally aligned force-fashion around the world where they need to be, whether to fulfill treaty obligations, secure prosperity and peace or consolidate gains," said Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander, U.S. Army Pacific.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
Professional Development Opportunities Sometimes Don’t Turn Out As Expected – And That’s OK
Today’s post was written by Kevin Larson, CP-22 Army Civilian Public […]

Today’s post was written by Kevin Larson, CP-22 Army Civilian Public Affairs Specialist

My developmental assignment wasn’t what I was expecting.

When my boss at Fort Stewart asked me if I was interested in completing a developmental assignment at the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon, I jumped at the chance. Visions of my internship rotation from 2002 danced through my head. I remembered fondly rotating through the different sections of the office — community relations, command information, and media relations. Social media was unheard of back then, so I was looking forward to seeing how Big Army does it. I was thoroughly convinced I was going to rotate through the various sections during my developmental assignment, but with a little bit more insight than I had as a fresh-faced intern. In fact, I was half-jokingly calling my developmental assignment a “grown-up internship.”

Kevin Larson

Kevin Larson

 

Imagine my surprise when I reviewed the developmental assignment announcement with my boss at the Pentagon and learned what the true purpose of the development assignment was. I was going to spend the entire 90 days working in the career program management office. I was to going to see exactly what it takes to manage the more than 1,400 Army Civilian public affairs professionals. I was going to see what it takes to get our careerists trained and hiring on interns.

I adjusted my assumptions and opened my mind. I wanted to learn as much as I could.

In my first 30-plus days working in the CP-22 office, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve seen how training requests are processed. I’ve worked with the Army Career Tracker website to update career maps for our careerists. I’ve learned about training opportunities I was unaware of. I’ve gotten to take a peek at how the budget is managed for CP-22. I’ve learned how Army G-1, G 3-5-7 and all the Army’s career programs are interconnected. I’ve assisted in conducting interviews to hire our next Pathways Interns. In short, I’ve had the chance to peek behind the curtain and see the hard work it takes to ensure our public affairs careerists get the training they need and remain the best, most professional work force for our Army.

It’s not just the career programs managers, though, who make that professionalism possible. It takes personal commitment, too. We should all continue to search for training opportunities to improve ourselves. We should log into Army Career Tracker to see what’s happening in our career programs. And while we’re in ACT, we should take the time to create or update our individual development plans. Since I’ve been here at the CP-22 office, I’ve done just that. And I plan to continue.

And it’s all because of my developmental assignment. It wasn’t what I was expecting.

It’s been so much more.


Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 +0000
 
Route Clearance

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Route Clearance

Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division walk past a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle as they prepare to measure the dimensions of a bridge in Hohenfels, Germany, during Exercise Combined Resolve III, Oct. 27, 2014. The training is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, including more than 4,000 participants from NATO and partner nations. Combined Resolve III is designed to provide a complex training scenario that focuses on multinational unified land operations and reinforces the U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe. The exercise features the U.S. Army’s Regionally Aligned Forces for Europe-the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division-which supports the U.S. European Command during Operation Atlantic Resolve.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:12:46 -0700
Operation Atlantic Resolve III

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Operation Atlantic Resolve III

A 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier fires his M4 rifle during a bunker assault exercise at a Lithuanian training area in Rukla, Oct. 22, 2014. The cavalry troops are participating in Operation Atlantic Resolve, a multinational interoperability exercise occurring across Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Seth LaCount


Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:22:26 -0700
Army runners take top honors at 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Army runners take top honors at 2014 Marine Corps Marathon

The top finishers of the 39th Marine Corps Marathon. Armed Forces athletes took five of the six spots on the podium, with Army Capt. Meghan Curran and Army Spec. Samuel Kosgei winning the Women's and Men's Division. From left to right: Ms. Lindsey Wilkens (2nd Female); Army Spec. Laban Sialo (2nd Male); Army Capt. Meghan Curran (1st Female); Army Spec. Samuel Kosgei (1st Male); Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Turner and Navy Lieut. Gina Slaby. (Photo by Steven Dinote)


Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:13:13 -0700
Combat Water Survival Test

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Combat Water Survival Test

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group frees himself from a parachute harness Oct. 16th in the Eglin Air Force Base Pool as part of a Combat Water Survival Test and in preparation for a deliberate parachute jump into water. The CWST is used to assess a Soldier’s swimming capability and train him for maritime operations. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak)


Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:37:08 -0700
Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support culminates with night air assault raid exercise

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support culminates with night air assault raid exercise

Support Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), flown by 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment and led by a Special Forces Team, posture for a night air assault raid during the culminating exercise for the Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support in Guernsey, Wyoming. (U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Duke Tran)


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:45:41 -0700
 
Was ist los in Franken? Oct. 31 through Nov. 7, 2014
"Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Europe honors retirees at weekend appreciation day
U.S. Army Europe dedicated a special day in Wiesbaden, Germany, Oct. 25, to thank retirees spanning many generations for their dedication and sacrifice to their country and their respective military branches.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
How parents can help keep their children from drugs
Parents often struggle with determining the appropriate age to discuss alcohol and drugs with their children. Here's why it's important to hold an open, honest conversation on the matter.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Kosovo Force 19 begins their mission
Paratroopers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, from Fort Richardson, Alaska, took command of Multinational Battle Group-East from the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony Oct. 25, 2014, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center
U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany, which is scheduled to replace the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Europe, NATO Allied Land Command co-host Combined Training Conference
U.S. Army Europe and NATO Allied Land Command co-hosted the Combined Training Conference, a semi-annual event held at NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, to plan combined training and exercises, Oct. 21, 2014.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Translating Army experience into employment
Army's Soldier for Life program is a key factor for transitioning Soldiers, families
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Domestic Violence Awareness Month observed in Ansbach
USAG Ansbach observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Don't be an online target
Cybersecurity training gives social media users the tools to stay safe online
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Reassurance, interoperability key for U.S. Army Europe
The deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe said the command is well-situated to answer threats to security in the region and to further interoperability among NATO allies and partner nations, speaking at a Defense Writers Group breakfast, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge
Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Eighth Army commemorates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) commemorative ceremony was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Oct. 27.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
25th ID Soldiers Experience Outback Survival with Australian, Chinese Armies
NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia -- The outback in Australia's Northern Territory is usually home to crocodiles, snakes, and all kinds of unusual animals. However, for three weeks in October, it was also home to a trilateral team of soldiers from the United States, Australia, and China taking part in Exercise Kowari 2014, the inaugural environmental survival training exercise that brought the three countries, represented by five 25th Infantry Division Soldiers, five U.S. Marines, 10 Australian Army soldiers, and 10 Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers, together for the first time in an effort to enhance security cooperation in the Pacific.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14
Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
US and Japanese aviation refuelers demonstrate techniques during Orient Shield 14
U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aviation personnel exchanged helicopter refueling procedures during Orient Shield 14 here Oct. 28.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Conducts Anti-Terrorism Exercise
U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa conducted an anti-terrorism and emergency response exercise Oct. 16 -21, as various on-post agencies responded to several notional scenarios ranging from an active shooter to a fuel spill response.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Transportation professionals take on challenge of shipping equipment for Orient Shield 14
Moving nearly 21 billion pounds of military equipment more than 11,000 nautical miles is a daunting task, but Orient Shield 14 transportation mobility warrant officers make it look seamless.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14
U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Orient Shield 14 begins with a bang
The first day of Orient Shield 14 field training brought U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members together to observe each others mortar systems in action here, Oct. 28.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
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