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Underwater welding: Army Divers conduct salvage projects, keep ports afloat

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. -- In order to sharpen their skills, the 74th Engineer Dive Detachment deep sea divers participated in an underwater training exercise at Joint-Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 5-9, 2017.

APS warehouse gives Army critical flexibility ahead of combat situations

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Modern, functional equipment that is readily available is essential to ensuring the success of Army missions, which is why Army Prepositioned Stocks (APS) warehouses are so important. U.S. Central Command Commanding General, Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, reiterated the importance of APS locations during a tour of APS -- 5 managed by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifjan on June 3.

Army improves mobility, readiness with new secure wireless systems

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:00am
The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (1/3 ID) is the first unit to train with the Army's Secure Wireless capability at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin. Throughout the unit's entire NTC rotation, Soldiers successfully utilized the Secure Wireless solution to provide untethered network connections to the brigade main command post, enabling secure wireless voice, video and data exchange, and wireless mission command on systems such as Command Post Of the Future.

New York National Guard fills over 400,000 sandbags and keeps working as Lake Ontario overflows

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:00am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Over 390 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, members of the New York Naval Militia and New York Guard filled 405,461 sandbags between May 3 and June 4 as the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs responded to a directive from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to assist with Lake Ontario. UA-87633511-1

Multinational forces integrate capabilities during combined arms exercise

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 12:00am
BEMOWO PISKE, Poland -- Calls of "Wet, wet, wet!" echoed across the gun line when British reconnaissance forces relayed a fire mission to a U.S. Fires Direction Center during a Fire Support Coordination Exercise at Land Forces Field Training Center, June 6.

Inspector generals exchange ideas, best practices at annual conference

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The annual conference for Army inspectors general (IG) was held here April 25 through 27, bringing together more than 150 IGs from Army commands around the world to update them on relevant topics and to reinforce their agency's best practices.

D-Day veterans describe 'total chaos' of beach landings 73 years later

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:00am
Along a 50-mile stretch of coastline in northern France, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed Utah Beach and four other beaches that day to gain a foothold in continental Europe. By the end of the D-Day invasion, over 9,000 of those Allied troops were either dead or wounded. UA-84299839-1

Army veterinarian reflects on unconventional journey to colonel

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:00am
Just out of high school and unsure of what to do with his life, a young Ohio man went to a bus depot, handed a ticket agent almost everything in his pocket and said with a smile, "I'll go wherever this takes me." So begins James "Nick" Koterski's unconventional journey to Army colonel.

Army Corps of Engineers, sister services train to combat oil spills

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:00am
BLAKE ISLAND, Wash. -- Vessels belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Navy (USN), and the Coast Guard (USCG) responded to calls as fuel from an unknown source poured into Puget Sound near Seattle on June 6. The current of the water put the large fuel spill on a northeastern trajectory and on a direct collision course with Blake Island and Tillicum Village.

Eighth Army strengthens alliance, readiness with South Korean partners

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- The Eighth Army is prepared for combat operations at any time, according to its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal. Stationed in the Asia-Pacific region, the Eighth Army is especially ready to assist its partner, the Republic of Korea (ROK), in any combined endeavor. UA-84299839-1

All in 90 seconds: Maryland National Guard runs aviation drills with Canadian counterparts

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00am
WAINWRIGHT, Canada - The sky turned a bright golden color as the sun set on Camp Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, on May 25. A Maryland National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk was silhouetted against the skyline as a crew performed a hoist mission with a simulated downed pilot. UA-87633511-1

'The life I always wanted': Panama native serves as Army Recruiter

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00am
PHOENIX -- For many immigrants, serving in the U.S. Army is a way of giving back to the nation that has given them a better life and helped to make their dreams a reality. It's a selfless service that makes the Army a unique melting pot of soldiers from many diverse races and nations. Army Sgt. Erick Fernandez, a recruiter for Tempe Company, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, is part of this group. Fernandez was born and raised in Panama, but left for the United States at age 18.

Maintaining peace in Europe: EUCOM, SHAPE senior enlisted leaders work together

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017 -- Historians estimate that between 70 million and 85 million people were killed during World War II. It was the most destructive war in history. Europe -- from the Ural Mountains to the United Kingdom -- was a charnel house. Since Victory in Europe Day -- May 8, 1945 -- American service members have been an integral part of the effort to guarantee peace on the European continent. Working with allies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 72 years have passed without a major conflict on the continent -- one of the longest periods of peace in European history.

New memorial honors Native American sacrifice on D-Day

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00am
One of the few surviving American Indian WWII combat veterans, retired Master Sgt. Charles Norman Shay returned to the country he helped liberate to attend a memorial dedication in his honor, on June 5, 2017. "As one of the few surviving American Indian combat veterans who participated in the liberation of France, I speak here not only for myself but also on behalf of my comrades from Turtle Island," Shay said, citing the Native American name for North America.

Better together: Married couple achieve distinguished Jumpmaster status

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00am
Sgts. Angel and Daniel Durkee, a married couple assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), recently graduated a static-line jumpmaster course hosted by the Group.