Army geospatial engineers support Ebola relief effort
Soldiers at the Army Geospatial Center in Alexandria, Virginia, are using their training as geospatial engineers to analyze data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance to support relief efforts at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army scientist uses diagnostic tools to track Ebola, other viruses
An Army virologist using diagnostic tools found traces of Ebola virus in patient samples in West Africa -- a region thought to be untouched by the disease -- seven years before the largest, deadliest Ebola outbreak took the world by surprise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Medical team provides life-saving care to Soldiers deployed to Africa
The 86th Damage Control Resuscitation Team, 86th Combat Support Hospital, based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, is a one-of-a-kind medical team operating in the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Field Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, capable of facilitating life-saving interventions and surgeries to Soldiers here.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Task force commander says coalition will defeat ISIL
The strength of the 40-plus nation coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army training keeps Soldiers resilient during holidays, all year
Currently deployed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Christopher Freeman relies on his Army training, and support from his family and battle buddies to stay Army Strong while thousands of miles from home.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne conducts airfield seizure exercise in Rivolto
The 173rd Airborne Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a battalion-sized airfield seizure exercise at an airbase in northern Italy, the evening of Dec. 10, 2014, to further their readiness as the Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia
Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
173rd Airborne joins Danish, British forces in Exercise White Sword
U.S. Army paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, joined the Danish Army's 2nd Brigade, and the Queens Company of the British Army's Grenadier Guards, for the start of Exercise White Sword, in Oksboel, Denmark, Dec. 5, 2014.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
First aid classes to help prevent spread of diseases, increase readiness of Liberian police
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, from Fort Stewart, Georgia, provided a first aid training class to Liberian law enforcement personnel at the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, Dec. 9, 2014, that could help protect them from diseases such as the Ebola virus.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Former Ebola testing lab in Liberia a hidden treasure in fighting disease
Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, took a tour at the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Medical Research, during Operation United Assistance mission, Dec. 7, 2014, in Monrovia, Liberia.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Famous Military Veterans Part II
Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) Baseball Pioneer – Drafted in […]
Baseball Pioneer Jackie Robinson

Baseball Pioneer
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) Baseball Pioneer – Drafted in 1942 and rose to the rank of second lieutenant.

Joe Louis (1914 – 1981) Heavyweight Boxing Champion – Enlisted in the Army in 1942 at Camp Upton on Long Island, NY

Medgar Evers (1925-1963) – African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. Evers fought in both France and Germany during World War II, and received an honorable discharge in 1946.

Mel Brooks – Actor, Producer, Writer – was not only a corporal in the U.S. Army, but he graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and served in World War II, and on occasion, he even defused landmines.

Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Singer, Actor – Elvis joined the army and served for two years in the Army’s finest Armored Tank Divisions

Al Gore – Former Vice-President and Presidential Candidate – Gore enlisted in the Army in 1969, despite his opposition to the war, and fought in the Vietnam War.

Clint Eastwood – Actor and Director – he was drafted into the Army and served during the Korea war.

Charles Rangel – New York Congressman – served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. He was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor for his service during the war.

James Earl Jones – Legendary actor and activist was in the ROTC in college and graduated from Army Ranger School.

Carl Reiner – Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Author – During World War II from 1943 until 1946 Reiner worked as a radio operator but was transferred to serve in the Army Entertainment Section.

Tracy Marrow (Ice-T) – Rapper, Actor – Served four years in the Army.

Laurence Tureaud (Mr. T) – Actor, all around tough guy – After leaving school Tureaud enlisted in the United States Army in the mid-70s, and served in the Military Police Corps. In November 1975 he was awarded a letter of recommendation by his drill sergeant, and in a cycle of six thousand troops he was elected “Top Trainee of the Cycle” and promoted to Squad Leader.

Burgess Meredith (1907 – 1997) Actor, Director – Served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. Meredith reached the rank of Captain.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) Writer and Poet Extraordinaire – Attended West Point Military Academy and enlisted in the Army.


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:28:59 +0000
 
Alaska Night Fire Mission

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Alaska Night Fire Mission

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division fire 105mm howitzers during a night-fire training event at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 10, 2014. The U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers used the dark and arctic conditions to maintain their proficiency in operating in austere environments.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Love


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:57:27 -0800
Army-Navy Football 2014

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Army-Navy Football 2014

#USArmy West Point Cadets and Naval Academy Midshipmen square off in the 2014 #ArmyNavy Game, Dec. 13, in Baltimore, MD. The Midshipmen won the 115th meeting between the two teams 17-10.
Photo by: John Pellino, USMA DPTMS VI


Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:13:00 -0800
Arctic airborne delivery

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Arctic airborne delivery

"Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who'll fight." - Gen. James “Jumpin’ Jim” Gavin

#USArmy paratroopers assigned to 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, finish boarding an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft loaded with a heavy-drop-rigged Humvee for a night jump onto Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 9, 2014.
U.S. Army photo


Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:23:19 -0800
Toy Drop 2014

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Toy Drop 2014

A #USArmy jumpmaster checks an Indonesian paratrooper's parachute prior to his jumping in the 17th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), on Dec. 8, 2014, at Mackall Army Airfield, N.C.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Gary Silverman


Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:25:15 -0800
Arctic Wolves prowl Alaska

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Arctic Wolves prowl Alaska

#USArmy Soldiers assigned to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, compete in Operation Bobcat ICE, the unit’s assessment of the Soldiers before the upcoming U.S. Army Alaska Winter Games. The Soldiers pulled an akhiio up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, shot five rounds at targets and finished with a downhill ski, Dec. 5, 2014.
U.S. Army photo


Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:26:48 -0800
 
German officials bring Christmas cheer to Marines in CMA
U.S. Marines at Baumholder's Controlled Monitoring Area who will be spending Christmas away from their home and families were treated to some local German hospitality Dec. 17 when Guenther Jung, Baumholder city mayor, and Christian Flohr and Michael Roehrig, the city deputy mayors, presented them with boxes of home made Christmas cookies and tangerines.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Only African American female to serve as rigger warrant officer retires
The only African American female to ever be designated a rigger warrant retired here in Wiesbaden, Germany, after a 30-year career.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Vicenza preps for Net Zero move
Sustainability and energy self-sufficiency continue to move forward with the Net Zero Energy Installation plan at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza. The most recent event to take place was the NZEI workgroup visioning session Dec. 3 at Caserma Ederle.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Top brass assists overseas reservists and guardsmen
Maj. General Mark T. McQueen, the deputy commanding general of mobility and reserve affairs, headquarters U.S. Army Europe, met with overseas deployment for training Soldiers, or ODT, and their active component sponsors as part of battlefield circulation.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Corps of Engineers strengthens SHARP stance in Europe
WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has placed renewed emphasis on its Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program in an effort to promote awareness and simplify reporting procedures for personnel at its headquarters, area and resident offices across the Continent.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
LANDCOM achieves 'Full Operating Capability'
Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr., Commander Allied Land announced LANDCOM achieved "Full Operating Capability" at a press conference during exercise Trident Lance 2014, which was conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command here Dec. 10, 2014.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
F2F brings Italian, American female military together
The second annual Home for the Holidays multicultural event dedicated to Italian and American female military was held at the Golden Lion conference center on Caserma Ederle, Dec. 4.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
USAG Ansbach, city of Ansbach host USAREUR holiday combo for holiday concert
The holiday combo of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus held a concert in downtown Ansbach Dec. 10, 2014, at the Onoldiasaal.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Group works to build NATO multinational communication interoperability
A small working group of NATO Service members and civilians assembled at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Nov. 25, 2014, to discuss possible solutions to some of the communication challenges, which affect our NATO and multinational partners, during joint training exercises.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Static display commemorating Battle of the Bulge unveiled in Wiesbaden
U.S. Army Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge with the unveiling of a static display at the Shalikashvili Mission Command Center on Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, Dec. 16.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Soldiers Escort Santa to Special Needs School
The U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program received donations to purchase toys for 31 children whose reaction to Father Christmas ranged from delight to fright, but when the gifts came out, all were excited.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Bittersweet day for Afghan graduates of the Korean Vocational Training Center
A look at the last graduating class of the Korean Vocational Training Center at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command
With the mission of performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage operations across the Pacific Theater, it only makes sense for the Army's 7th Engineer Dive Detachment to conduct its change of command ceremony in a location its troops consider home - underwater.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization
The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army's senior warrant talks way-ahead during 'Home of Sustainment' visit
The positions future warrant officers will hold and the career development opportunities that will get them there were among the topics of discussion at a pair of officer professional development sessions at the Army Logistics University here Dec. 11.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Fire from the sky: Airborne artillery warms up JBER winter nights
"Is that a fly-by or are they jumping?" a paratrooper asked another as they set up an M105 howitzer that had dropped from a plane less than an hour ago. A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft was approaching low and slow. The Soldiers stomped around the gun in the cold, dark and snow, making adjustments and preparing it to fire. The C-17 flew over their heads, littering paratroopers into the sky behind it.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Eighth Army inactivates digital liaison detachment
Soldiers gathered in the Eighth Army headquarters Dec. 17 to witness the inactivation of a unit that served to improve the coordination of American and Korean military.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Guam Governor visits 94th AAMDC Soldiers
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, governor of the United States territory of Guam, was the guest speaker for the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command St. Barbara's Day Ball, Dec. 5, 2014. During his visit he spoke with Sea Dragon Soldiers, who were native to Guam.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
Social network safety: How to protect your identity online
As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EST
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