Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May
Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

By Julie Shelley | 06/07/2013

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (May 1, 2013) — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to share the road with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding. Read More...

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The Best of the Best Judges the Rest
The Best of the Best Judges the Rest

Co-written by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Fowler and Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Conrad | 06/07/2013

FORT DEVENS, Mass. —The fight is on; Soldiers have all but come to fisticuffs and are throwing each other down, and grappling fiercely as they attempt to subdue their opponent. Sweat beads on the warrior’s faces as they attempt to gain dominance over their quarry, another Soldier. This is not for training, this is real, this matters-this is for points. In the adrenaline-fueled brawl that ensues, it takes the watchful eye of an expert to ensure the competition does not result in injury. It takes someone who can command, without question or comprise, the raw emotions that are prevalent on the mat. They have just the right person, so... Read More...

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Strengthening Families in a Turbulent Environment
Strengthening Families in a Turbulent Environment

By Mrs. Jennifer Johnson and Maj. Alex Johnson | 06/07/2013

SEATTLE, Wash. — On March 25, members of the 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) and their partners from all over the United States, gathered here at the Mayflower Park Hotel. Their mission? To increase their relationship resiliency in the turbulence of the military environment. Led by Chaplain C. Tyler Montgomery, couples gathered to learn to identify personality strengths and how to better communicate love to their spouse and Family members. Strong Bonds is a voluntary, unit-based, chaplain-led program conducted in an offsite retreat format. Since its inception in 1999, programs focused on singles, couples and Families to hel... Read More...

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Soldiers Gold Mine
Soldiers Gold Mine
Nuggets to keep you informed

| 09/12/2011

G1 Nugget ADPAAS Awareness WHAT is ADPAAS? ADPAAS stands for Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System. It is the official web-based system used by the US Army to account for its personnel in the event of a major natural or man-made disaster (example: hurricane, terrorist attack, tsunami, etc). ADPAAS allows you to report your current location, to update emergency personal contact information, and to request assistance (especially if you had to evacuate far away from your home or place of work). Read More...

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Secretary of Army sets acquisition reform, outreach as priorities

| 02/19/2010

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 6, 2009) — Secretary of the Army John McHugh gave Pentagon staffers a “preliminary report” today after his first three months in office, asking them to continue supporting Soldier and Family programs, focus more on Congressional outreach and continue acquisition reform. Read More...

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Volunteers lay 15,000 wreaths at Arlington Cemetery

C. Todd Lopez | 02/19/2010

ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Dec. 15, 2009) — Volunteers placed some 15,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 12, as part of a tradition that has continued now for 18 years. Read More...

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Army to increase medevac support, add new CAB, more UAVs

J.D. Leipold | 02/19/2010

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 7, 2010) — The Army’s top operations officer said yesterday that not only will the Army add a new combat aviation brigade to the warfight, it will also increase the number of aircraft in medical evacuation companies. Read More...

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Army Reserve seeks to ‘balance the force’ with seasoned Soldiers

Kayla Munro | 02/19/2010

ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Dec. 14, 2009) -- The Army Reserve has increased its ranks by 20,000 and continues to meet its recruiting goals, but there are some gaps that remain unfilled in mid-level ranks and different specialties. Read More...

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