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Alpena CRTC: Michigan’s ‘Gem of the North’

Alpena CRTC: Michigan’s ‘Gem of the North’ SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. — With 147,000 acres of land available for ground maneuver and the largest piece of air space east of the Mississippi, the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center provides Michigan with a unique and valuable asset for the warfighter. On any given day at […]

March 3rd Marks the Celebration of U.S. Navy Reserve’s 100th Anniversary

Washington DC, – The Navy Reserve will mark its centennial anniversary on Tuesday, March 3rd with a series of events starting in Washington DC and continuing at installations around the country during the year. The events will highlight the history of the Navy Reserve and the remarkable contributions Reserve Sailors have made to the nation’s […]

Tormented by PTSD – The Story You May Never Hear

PORTLAND, OR — Every veteran has a story. The tragedy is that most of those tormented by PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) cannot share theirs without re-traumatizing. Image and video hosting by TinyPic “That is why we are not hearing many stories from veterans, though they all have them,” says Welby O’Brien, author of LOVE OUR […]

U.S., Japan Agree To Expand Security, Defense Cooperation

By Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry sign official documents to revise the 1997 Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation, increase security and defense collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and advance the realignment of American troops in Japan, in Tokyo, Oct. 3, 2013 […]

Soldier and Her Doggy ‘daughter’ Reunite On National TV

By Somer Breeze-Hanson  JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Oct. 4, 2013) — When Capt. Jessamyn Jempson returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord this summer after a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, her best friend wasn’t there to greet her. That’s because a special reunion between the Soldier with the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Battalion, and Emma, a 4-year-old Rhodesian […]

Former Army Captain William D. Swenson Receives Medal of Honor at White House

By Lisa Ferdinando WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 15, 2013) — Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson received the nation’s highest military award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for actions during a fierce, six-hour battle following a deadly ambush in Afghanistan. Swenson, who is the first Army officer to receive the Medal of Honor […]

New Method Uses Water, Motion To Develop Delicious Military Food

By Alexandra Foran, NSRDEC Public Affairs  Story Highlights A new retort vessel helps to ensure that new food products developed by the Combat Feeding Directorate are not only safe to consume, but also thermally processed in a much more efficient manner. Frank DiLeo, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, prepares to use […]

Space and Missile Defense Command Saves Army Money with Low-Cost ‘Zombie’ Targets

By Jason B. Cutshaw, USASMDC/ARSTRAT  REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Fall, 2013) — The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has found a way to save the Army money while still providing capabilities by using low-cost targets during missile defense testing. Members of theU.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, […]

Minutes, Lives Saved Using Litter Assist In Mine-Resistant Ambulances

By Merrie Aiken, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command FORT DETRICK, Md. (October, 2013) — The terrain in Afghanistan is tough. Drivers face roads that wind down treacherous hillsides with hairpin turn after hairpin turn, sandy valleys between tree-spotted ranges, snow-chilled mountains and plains, mud from snowmelt, narrow passes filled with boulders, and rivers, […]

Army Realigns Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Programs

WASHINGTON (October, 2013) — After a comprehensive review of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, known as ROTC, programs across the country, the Army approved the closure of 13 ROTC programs over a two-year period to conclude at the end of the Academic Year 2014-2015. “The decision to close the 13 ROTC programs is not a reflection […]

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