Mobile training team helps Liberians take care of their own
The Joint Forces Command - United Assistance Mobile Training Team completed a week of training in Buchanan City, Liberia, Nov. 21, 2014.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
'Marne Division' adds streamer, cases colors to deploy to Afghanistan
The colors of the 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne," were cased for the sixth time, since 2003, in ceremonies held Nov. 20, 2014, at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise
The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring
Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief
More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting
Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Cavalry Soldiers, NATO allies demonstrate commitment in Iron Sword 2014
U.S. Cavalry Soldiers joined soldiers from eight other nations to complete the inaugural Iron Sword 2014, a multinational combined-arms exercise involving nearly 2,500 military personnel in the Republic of Lithuania, Nov. 2-14, 2014.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S., NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware
U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Volesky: Fewer Soldiers will deploy to West Africa than planned
Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
35th Signal Brigade Soldiers leave for Africa Ebola response mission
On the eve of Veterans Day, about 70 Soldiers from the 35th Signal Brigade (Theater Tactical), began their journey to Monrovia, Liberia, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to serve in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
Ensure a safe holiday season for yourself and others
Today’s post was provided by the Army Resiliency Directorate, G-1 […]

Today’s post was provided by the Army Resiliency Directorate, G-1

The holiday season provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year, highlight what we are thankful for, and set goals for the future. It also means planning for, and attending celebrations and festivities with teammates, family and friends.

The holiday season should mean good times for all, and there are ways we can help ensure we are best set for success as we steer through social engagements.

Before celebrating or going out, plan ahead! If you intend to drink alcohol, choose one person to be your designated driver, or plan to use public transportation. Many areas around the country also offer Safe-Ride Programs or free cab rides during the holidays. Check with your local Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) to find out if these programs are offered in your area.

  1. Check in with your buddies. Go to social events with friends and check in with them throughout the night. Be sure to leave together or know who they are leaving with. Follow up when you return home to ensure everyone got home safely.
  2. Have your buddy’s back. Know where your buddy is and keep them in check. If your buddy seems out of it, is too intoxicated or is acting out of character, help them leave the event safely as excessive alcohol consumption may lead to negative consequences. For example, the use of alcohol is a factor in 45 percent of the Army’s sexual assault incidents. Therefore, be an intervener when necessary, not a bystander.
  3. Treat yourself and others with Dignity and Respect. Although the holiday season is a festive time for many, there are some who may experience increased stress for a wide variety of reasons. Be respectful of the personal challenges your teammates and friends may be experiencing and lean on your personal resilience to help you through challenges.
  4. Live the Army Values and represent the Army Profession. Those who serve demonstrate Character, Competence, and Commitment, and stand up for fellow Soldiers. As such, we should be self-aware so that we are able to regulate our emotions and reactions; we must take responsibility for our actions and the actions of others, and be interveners instead of bystanders; and we should live the Army Values every day in everything we do.

Hope you and your family have a great holiday season. Be safe and stay Army Strong!

Additional information:

www.army.mil/readyandresilient

https://www.acsap.army.mil/

http://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil/index.cfm

https://www.safehelpline.org/

 


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:40:37 +0000
 
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier jumps into Clemson University's Memorial Stadium with the national colors and the game ball for the Clemson versus Georgia State game Nov. 22, 2014, part of Clemson's annual Military Appreciation day.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar


Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:08:00 -0800
Green Light, Go!

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Green Light, Go!

A Soldier from the 1st Battalion, 143rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) takes his last steps out the door during a training jump on Nov. 14, 2014. The battalion departed Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport on two Altus Air Force-based C-17 Globemasters, flew to Fort Hood, and then jumped into the Rapido Drop Zone wearing full combat gear. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Randall Stillinger)


Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:57:24 -0800
M1A2 Abrams Muzzle Blast

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

M1A2 Abrams Muzzle Blast

1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers conduct a live-fire accuracy screen test, to calibrate the tank’s fire control system, on their M1A2 Abrams tank Nov. 13, 2014, at the Udairi Range Complex, Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Austin McGuin


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:05:40 -0800
Military service members honored during Chicago Bears game

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Military service members honored during Chicago Bears game

Sgt. Brian Abrams, Army Reserve Soldier with the 863rd Engineer Battalion, Forward Support Company, carries the American flag onto the field leading the Chicago Bears team members onto the field prior to kickoff during an NFL game designated to honor veterans and military service members at Soldier Field in Chicago, Nov. 16. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michel Sauret)


Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:34:04 -0800
Map Updates

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Map Updates

From left, Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division, Armenia and Denmark work together to update map information during exercise Combined Resolve III at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 7, 2014.

U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Cress Jr.


Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:39:17 -0800
 
Angel Tree program connects community with gifts
U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza will kick off its Angel Tree program Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Army Community Service. Last year more than 90 children from 40 families received gifts from those within the community.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
VMC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poems, dancing
In keeping with this tradition the Vicenza Military Community members had the opportunity to appreciate various aspects of the Native American history and culture during this year's observance at the Lion's Den on Caserma Ederle Nov. 14.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Celebrity Chefs serve up fun and food
Local volunteers team with celebrity chefs to create delectable dinner
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015
SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Polish Consul visits monuments in Hohenfels
Pledges to help maintain historical monuments.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Christmas markets are here again
Get in a festive mood with local Christmas markets.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
USAREUR commander: Eastern Europe troop rotations likely to continue
Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable future, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Was ist los in Franken? Nov. 21 through 28, 2014
"Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III
The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
TSAE gives Lithuania exercises a technical edge
For U.S. and other NATO troops training with their Lithuanian partners during Atlantic Resolve, making the joint field exercises safe, realistic and cost-effective is a priority. Training Support Activity-Europe, part of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has brought an assortment of high-tech training aids to improve and enhance multinational training exercises.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill
Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S., ROK militaries honor top missile defenders
U.S. and Republic of Korea air defenders across the Korean peninsula culminated the third annual Korean Peninsula Missile Defender of the Year competition with a banquet at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 21 to honor top performers.
Tue, 25 Nov 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
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Alaska
Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, who also serves as the Army's chief management officer, got an eyeful of Alaska's vast training areas during an aerial tour of the Interior, Nov. 18, 2014.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario
WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea
After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
US Army Pacific's first Australian general bids good day
Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr is bidding U.S. Army Pacific "G'Day," and moving on to his next assignment. An Australian Defense Force general, Burr is the first foreign officer to serve as deputy commanding General at a major Army Service Component Command.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Leaders celebrate Korean War legend's birthday
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Senior leaders from the U.S. and South Korean military celebrated Gen. (Ret.) Paik Sun-Yup's 94th birthday Nov. 14.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
U.S. Army, Hawaii launches 'Don't be a BySTANDer -- Take a STAND!' campaign
The holiday season is a time for family, celebration and good cheer, but the holidays are often marked by an increase in the 4 S's: substance abuse, sexual assaults, suicide and safety violations. "Prevention of the 4 S's is everyone's business -- being aware, being proactive, being involved," said Maj. Gen. Charles Flynn, senior commander of U.S. Army, Hawaii. " As we enter the holiday season, everyone needs to be vigilant."
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army selects 31 female Soldiers to serve as observer/advisors for potential Ranger Assessment
The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisors for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
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