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173d paratrooper selected as 2013 USAREUR Paralegal Specialist of the year

by 1st Lt. Mark SudimakWIESBADEN, Germany -A Germany-based paratrooper was chosen as the 2013 United States Army Europe paralegal specialist of the year at competition held here Sept. 27.Specialist Andrew Thompson from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) competed against five other Soldiers from throughout […]

H&HS Marines Go Hard at Squadron Field Meet Jamboree!

YUMA, Ariz. – Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., took part in a squadron-wide field meet where all the sections competed in various physical training events to strengthen camaraderie and teamwork, May 28.“Events like this are great. It’s great for morale and unit camaraderie,” said Master […]

ISAF forces capture large cache of narcotics

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan— ISAF air and ground elements coordinated early Wednesday morning to capture more than 6,000 pounds of illegal drugs in the Maiwand District.Shortly before 3 a.m., an ISAF Scout Weapons Team, consisting of two OH-58 Kiowa helicopters, observed a suspicious vehicle attempting to evade them. The SWT maintained visual contact with the fleeing vehicle […]

Langley donates more than 3,000 pounds to a local food bank

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – In a deployed location, many Service members witness the atrocities of war first-hand. Many have seen the suffering of a woman in need of basic supplies, like food and water, to sustain her children.For one airman and his team at Langley Air Force Base, Va., reducing the suffering from […]

New commander takes the reins of the 507th MXG

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Lt. Col. Travis S. Caughlin took command of the 507th Maintenance Group from Col. Jeff Pickard during a change of command ceremony here, Sept. 8, 2013.Caughlin comes to the 507th after serving two years as the deputy commander for maintenance, 917th Fighter Group, Barksdale AFB, La. The 917th is […]

Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009

Nicos Petasis has focused part of his research on lipoxins, short-lived substances released by the body to fight inflammation. Photo/Alexandra Bissonnette USC chemist Nicos Petasis, an authority on organic synthesis and drug discovery, including the anti-inflammatory compounds known as lipoxins and beneficial substances such as omega-3 fatty acids, has received the Arthur C. Cope Scholar […]

21st TSC helps move equipment to Afghanistan

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania – Using a process called multi-modal transportation, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 TRICON type containers from their home station in Vilseck, Germany, to their unit, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in Afghanistan, beginning June 21 and spanning the course of 28 days.Multi-modal […]

White House Remembers Sailors Killed in USS Cole Attack

By Rudi WilliamsAmerican Forces Press Service ARLINGTON, Va. , Oct. 13, 2005 — The sailors who died on board the USS Cole in a terrorist attack were remembered Oct. 12 at Arlington National Cemetery on the fifth anniversary of the attack. The White House Commission on Remembrance hosted the ceremony at the site where three […]

Afghan medics complete final hands-on exercise

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Fifty-eight combat medic course students completed a hands-on field exercise on May 18. Afghan medical instructors conducted the exercise that tested lessons learned during their eight-week course at the Regional Military Training Center in Kandahar.Several American medical mentors drizzled the victims in fake blood and applied prosthetic eye-balls, simulating a truck crash […]

Face of Defense: Civilian Layoff Led to Colonel’s Military Career

CAMP HANSEN, Japan – Twenty-five years ago, Chris A. Lamson was just an average Texan in his early 20s with an average job at an oil refinery supporting his family. But remaining average was not in his future. After being laid off in 1982, with a wife and baby to support, he needed a job. […]

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