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  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • MEDCOM both a Generating and Operating Force, Sargent Tells CGSC Students

    Jul 25, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, deputy chief of staff for of operations for the Army Medical Command, is calling on its future leaders to "seize every opportunity to increase your understanding of the Army and Army Medicine." This is because "you are the greatest representative and spokesperson for health and its vital impact on the readiness and resilience of the Total Army Force," Sargent told students at the Command and General Staff College campus at Fort Belvoir, Va. on July 23rd.

  • First Army Division West Soldiers help units improve readiness

    Jul 25, 2014

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- A Warfighter Exercise being held here this month is training Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and active duty Army units for potential deployments.

  • New SOS building, boot drive gives Gold Star Mom renewed purpose

    Jul 25, 2014

    Sheila Patton remembers driving up to Indiana on a Friday in April four years ago to celebrate her father's birthday. She went with her 16-year-old daughter, Megan, and left her son, Cliff, at home for the night. The rest of her Family, including now retired Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Patton, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and Staff Sgt. James Patton, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were deployed in missions overseas. As Sheila and Megan sat with their Family celebrating at a restaurant, Cliff called his mother to tell her he had just gotten a ticket. Shortly after, Megan spilled her tea across the table, all while a pit of worry amassed in Sheila's stomach.

  • Guenette visits post, brother's legacy

    Jul 25, 2014

    "Wow, it's heavier than I thought it would be," said Michael Guenette of the M60 machine gun, handed to him by Capt. Tyler Reid, historian for the 101st Airborne Division. Standing inside Fort Campbell's Don F. Pratt Museum, Guenette held the gun and imagined his brother, Spc. Peter M. Guenette, holding the same cumbersome weapon as he trekked through the jungles of Vietnam in 1968 with his comrades from Whiskey Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment.

  • Top Cops: Post MPs shine in National Law Enforcement Challenge

    Jul 25, 2014

    Fort Campbell police are being recognized for their hard work keeping the installation's roads safe. Fort Campbell beat out Fort Carson to take first place in the military division of the National Law Enforcement Challenge, a traffic safety awards program that recognizes excellent law enforcement traffic safety programs on the national level.

  • Your rental security deposit: getting it back!

    Jul 25, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. -- (July 25, 2014) It's moving time in the Army! Yes we are now in the middle of Permanent Change of Station season. The calls into legal assistance have been fast and furious; especially about that rental pest aka as the security deposit. How do you deal with this issue how; and more importantly how do you get your deposit back?

  • Female boxers excel in World Class Athlete Program

    Jul 24, 2014

    Four female Soldier-boxers in the U.S. Army World Class Program have won national boxing championships while training to contend for spots on Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • New name, new mission for Army transition program

    Jul 24, 2014

    Helping retiring and separating Soldiers manage their transition back into civilian life is the Army Career Alumni Program's core mission, but this time it's the program itself, that's undergoing a major change.

  • Fort Jackson commanding general promoted

    Jul 24, 2014

    Fort Jackson is now led by one of the Army's newest two-star generals, Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker. Becker was promoted in a ceremony July 18 at Victory Field, where friends and family from across the country gathered to show their support.

  • Army Community Service celebrates 49 years of service

    Jul 24, 2014

    Army Community Service provides critical services and programs for active duty service members, DoD civilians, retirees and their families. On the cusp of five decades of service, ACS will celebrate its 49th birthday.

  • New leader takes over 902nd MI Group

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 902nd Military Intelligence Group welcomed Col. John J. Bonin, its new commander, in a change of command ceremony Friday at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Public Health Command Welcomes New Leader

    Jul 24, 2014

    Col. Jacqueline Chando assumed command of the Public Health Command Region-North in a 30-minute change of command ceremony July 16 at McGill Training Center.

  • Engineer BOLC students develop confidence one explosion at a time

    Jul 24, 2014

    To the engineer students who had just detonated their first explosive charges the sound of falling rocks and dirt pelting the bunker was music to their ears.

  • Fort Leonard Wood adds new hotel, dental facility to list of new construction

    Jul 24, 2014

    A state-of-the-art dental facility and new hotel are atop the list of Army military and private construction projects on Fort Leonard Wood, totaling more than $207 million.

  • Soldier Support Institute battalion cases colors

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Soldier Support Institute's Training Support Battalion cased its colors during a ceremony July 22 at the Solomon Center.

  • Lundy promoted to major general

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general was promoted to major general during a ceremony July 22 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • 1st Engr. Bde. change of command

    Jul 24, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's 1st Engineer Brigade welcomed their new commanding officer in a ceremony Tuesday on Gammon Field.

  • New commissary on track for June

    Jul 24, 2014

    The walls and roof have gone up and the foundation has been poured, but it will still be a bit of a wait before the new commissary on Ruf Avenue will open for customers.

  • NG Soldiers train at Fort Leonard Wood's CDTF

    Jul 24, 2014

    Nearly 100 National Guard military police Soldiers underwent chemical defense training at Fort Leonard Wood's Chemical Defense Training Facility recently.

  • Sill Soldiers take on pre-Ranger training

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A piece of material barely more than two inches wide is what 29 second lieutenants fought for July 21 in Rucker Park.

  • Fort Sill implements mass warning notification system

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Fort Sill community now has a new system for notifying Soldiers, DA civilians and contractors of significant events that may be affecting the post and surrounding civilian areas.

  • Voting Assistance Program help available

    Jul 24, 2014

    Voting assistance officers can help service members and their families navigate the challenges military voters face.

  • ACS survey results assess needs of community

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey results are in, and officials say the results were no surprise.

  • Slideshow: Standing Strong -- Soldier Show rocks Fort Jackson

    Jul 24, 2014

    Cast members with the U.S. Army Soldier Show performed July 15, 2014, at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center. The Broadway-style show delivered the Army's 'Stand Strong' theme, which explores the foundational elements of what it is that instills strength and character in Soldiers.

  • Renters beware: Remain vigilant while house hunting

    Jul 24, 2014

    Just about every renter has a story, and many don't end so well. Some renters end up paying for repairs, losing their deposits, running into scams on-line and hashing things out in small claims court. To be sure, landlords have their own horror stories about tenants. But Van Danford, chief of housing, wants to share some expert tips for would-be renters that could prove beneficial in the long run.

  • New mosquito-borne virus appears in United States

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. (July 24, 2014) -- For several years, the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus often show up during summertime around Southwest Oklahoma.

  • Picking the best pacers

    Jul 24, 2014

    The process of gaining the talents of 40 runners for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Ten-Miler team is underway.

  • NCOs lead on the field and off

    Jul 24, 2014

    Four Marine noncommissioned officers from Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall demonstrated their leadership qualities July 17 as they led Marines in an early morning physical fitness session.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Jul 24, 2014

    A functional active shooter exercise took place on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 17 to assess first responder reaction time and the reactions of a select group of JBM-HH staff and employees.

  • 31st ADA Soldiers get 'sharp' on stopping harrassment

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno has placed sexual assault response and prevention as a top priority Armywide, stating that "these crimes cut to the heart of the Army's readiness for war. They destroy the fabric of our force, Soldier and unit morale."

  • Fort Sill youth bowlers enjoy 'spare' time

    Jul 24, 2014

    More than 70 youths ranging in ages from 5 to 18 participated in the Twin Oaks Bowling Center summer youth camp July 14-18.

  • Fort Sill bowling manager earns benchmark certification

    Jul 24, 2014

    The manager of the Fort Sill Twin Oaks Bowling Center received a prestigious national certification.

  • USC men's basketball team to visit post

    Jul 24, 2014

    The University of South Carolina men's basketball team and its head coach, Frank Martin, will visit Fort Jackson to meet with military children. The meet-and-greet is scheduled for 3 p.m., July 28 at the Solomon Center.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Hall of Honor pays tribute to fallen service members

    Jul 24, 2014

    There is a new hallowed hall reserved for paying respect to those who fell in battle or deceased retired service members at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Service Center.

  • Slideshow: Workouts put PEP in your step

    Jul 24, 2014

    Peak Exercise Performance, or PEP, combines several exercise techniques such as interval training, cross training, circuit training and power lifting. The training can be performed at any level of fitness. Classes are offered 5:30 p.m., Mondays at Vanguard Gym. For more information, call 751-5768.

  • Hundreds turn out for 'NFL Play 60' at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 24, 2014

    Hundreds of children ran, jumped, kicked and tackled their way to good health during NFL Play 60, held by the St. Louis Rams July 16 on Fort Leonard Wood's Gerlach Field. Designed for children ages 7 to 14 but open to all ages up to 18, the event let participants play at more than a dozen different activity stations from noon to 2 p.m.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Charlie Hustle: as Rose sported red, he marched in Army green

    Jul 24, 2014

    Athletes are often described in terms of legacy and how they will resonate years after their playing days are over in the minds of those who followed them.

  • Soldier learns new definition: resilience

    Jul 24, 2014

    One of the responsibilities of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center on Fort Knox is ensuring the delivery of high quality training from local Master Resilience Trainers who are responsible for providing instruction of resilience skills to their units. After her recent observation, Jane, a Level 1 MRT, sat down with a CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert to discuss how the training went. Over the course of this discussion, Jane explained how the resilience skills impacted her life. That conversation became the impetus for this article.

  • Download This! The Performance Triad App (version 1.0)

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in Falls Church, Va., has launched a Performance Triad app (version 1.0) for iPhone and Android devices. The app is available as a free download by searching "Performance Triad" on your smartphone.

  • IPC teen residents awarded WinnCompanies scholarships

    Jul 24, 2014

    WinnCompanies, the firm providing property management and maintenance services at Island Palm Communities, awarded WinningEdge scholarships to distinguished residents living in their communities.

  • Triad goes into Week 5

    Jul 24, 2014

    Think about what motivates you to live a healthier lifestyle.

  • Students head back to class, Aug. 1

    Jul 24, 2014

    It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school season is here!

  • Wounded warriors surf with celebrities

    Jul 24, 2014

    Learning to surf is on the bucket list of many Soldiers who get stationed in Hawaii.

  • IPC program promotes child safety

    Jul 24, 2014

    With schools set to start in less than a month, many parents have their hands full buying supplies and registering their children for classes.

  • Performance Triad ready to move into Week 6

    Jul 24, 2014

    Have you checked your progress in the 26-week Performance Triad health challenge?

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • HMC musicians celebrate famous local composer

    Jul 15, 2014

    Hannons bridge the cultural gap with their instruments

  • Kommandeursteam der USAG Ansbach gewinnt deutsch-amerikanisches Freundschaftsschiessen

    Jul 15, 2014

    In den vergangenen 20 Jahren veranstaltete die USAG Ansbach gemeinsam mit der Partnerstadt Herrieden ein Freundschaftsschiessen auf der Schiessanlage der U.S. Armee in Oberdachstetten. Diese Jahr gewann das Team des Garnisonskommandeurs die Trophäe mit einem fast perfekten Ergebnis.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • New leader takes reins of Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey

    Jul 14, 2014

    The Presidio's Marine Corps Detachment (MARCORDET), Presidio of Monterey welcomed a new leader during a ceremony held here July 10.

  • Celebrating German-American relations during USAG Wiesbaden change of command

    Jul 11, 2014

    It was a day to mark the transition of two leaders in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden with the focus on friendships, support and the vital role of personal and professional relationships. As German and American guests gathered to witness Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe director, pass the garrison's colors from Col. David Carstens to incoming commander Col. Mary Martin, speakers acknowledged how important genuine friendship and caring are in ensuring outstanding community relations and support.

  • Villagers reunite in Hohenfels Training Area

    Jul 11, 2014

    In 1951, the residents of Schmidheim village in Germany, were relocated to make way for the expansion of Hohenfels Training Area. Roughly 60 guests assembled at the remains of the village, July 5, 2014, to share memories, honor those who have passed, and rejoice at being home.

  • Gridiron Grins: Steelers' cornerback hosts youth football experience

    Jul 11, 2014

    "Are you fired up?" "Yes we are!" yelled a swarm of more than 100 military kids, at the top of their lungs. Sporting eyeblack stickers, cleats and athletic attire, the campers could barely contain themselves as they smiled, high-fived each other and jumped about, eagerly awaiting the start of the day's fun-filled events. This was the scene at Fort Campbell's Fryar Stadium June 9 as 120 military children prepared to train at a two-day football ProCamp hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen, who is no stranger to military life.

  • Sanchez welcomed as new Project Manager for Terrestrial Sensors

    Jul 11, 2014

    Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors welcomed its new leader during a change of charter ceremony, Tuesday at the Defense Acquisition University, Howell Auditorium. Col. Anthony J. Sanchez assumed the program charter for PM Terrestrial Sensors from Col. Edward J. Stawowczyk during the ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency briefed on CP 26

    Jul 11, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency learned about Career Program 26 during a presentation at Thurman Lecture Hall by the Manpower and Force Management Proponency Office, June 26. The lecture highlighted the tools and competencies available in CP 26 to force management professionals to continue their career progression.

  • Belvoir contest aims to reduce energy use

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Villages at Belvoir enticed Belvoir residents to reduce energy use during its Kill-A-Watt Electric Conservation Challenge at the Vernondale Neighborhood Center, Wednesday. The contest is in line with the Resident Conservation Program implemented as a U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiative. The contest runs through Sept. 30 with each village competing to see which one can save the most energy.

  • Celebrity chef visits Belvoir Exchange

    Jul 11, 2014

    Lines wrapped around the kiosk area of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service complex as Fort Belvoir employees, servicemembers and their Families waited patiently to meet Chef Emeril Lagasse of Food Network fame, Friday. The super chef signed books and presented a cooking demonstration.

  • Paddle sports program offers healing

    Jul 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Adam Drobecker, Warrior Transition Battalion, has endured his share of challenges since suffering a traumatic brain injury from the improvised explosive device that nearly killed him while serving in Iraq in 2006. It hasn't always been easy, but the 27-year-old is on the mend, both mentally and physically, as his Army career comes to a close and he says he has Team River Runner and its therapeutic paddle sports program to partly thank for it. Using kayaks, canoes, inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, TRR promotes free "health and healing" for servicemembers bouncing back from life-altering injuries such as post-traumatic stress, TBI, amputations, spinal cord injuries, sight impairment and other disabling wounds.

  • Historic window replacement to begin

    Jul 11, 2014

    It's been a long time coming, with much back and forth between levels of government and command, but U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir finally signed a Memorandum Agreement, June 9 that will see the majority of windows replaced in historic housing on post over the next two decades. The construction could get under way by the end of July or early August, and will continue for the next 15 years as Soldiers move in and out of the historic units. The agreement also sets out a number of mitigations that the Fort Belvoir community will notice getting under way this summer.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood held its annual July 4 celebration Friday, inviting surrounding communities to join in the festivities.

  • SOS Summer Camp spreads joy to fallen troops' children

    Jul 11, 2014

    As 12-year-old Nate Vargas runs to tag a teammate as part of a competition at Camp Hinsch June 9, it seems like a typical summer day. That is the feel that organizers of Fort Campbell's Survivor Outreach Services Summer Camp hope to provide for the 8- to 13-year-old children in attendance despite the unspoken fact that each camper is here because of the death of a military parent, often in actions overseas during Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom.

  • Technicians, National Guard work side-by-side to hone skills

    Jul 11, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- School was in session for dozens of Soldiers who provide service and support for automotive track and wheeled vehicles, as well as communication and electronics equipment. Members of the Maine Army National Guard's 152nd Component Repair Company (CRC) spent two weeks at Tobyhanna Army Depot increasing their ability to rebuild transmissions and engines, machine new parts for weapons systems and repair night vision systems.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

  • Redskins Salute offers more than fun to servicemembers

    Jul 11, 2014

    Servicemembers in the National Capital Region can meet players, attend games, receive educational assistance and job search support through the Washington Redskins' "Redskins Salute" appreciation club. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Redskins Salute is free and open to active-duty servicemembers, National Guard and Reserve, veterans and retirees, as well as their Family members. Members will have access to the club's free events, exclusive content and support programs for education, Family services, health and wellness and post military-service job creation.

  • FB HQ Bn. commander says farewell to Belvoir

    Jul 11, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Brian P. Zarchin participates in his change of command at Fort Belvoir July 11, it will be the culmination of more than 21 years of service to his country that was defined by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Originally from Montgomery County, Md., Zarchin, his wife and three children, are ready to move on.

  • Trees along Route 1 to be replaced on post

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Route 1 widening project has meant the removal of trees to make way for the six-lane highway, but officials with Fort Belvoir say the removed foliage will be replaced elsewhere on post thanks to upcoming mitigation projects. While the exact details have yet to be hammered out, Chris Landgraf, Directorate of Public Works, master planner, confirmed that the trees will be replaced elsewhere on post on a 2:1 ratio under Fort Belvoir's Tree Policy, which states that all trees removed on post greater than four inches in diameter must be replaced.

  • Fort Belvoir HQ Bn. command sergeant major leaves her mark

    Jul 11, 2014

    She's a leader who often greets her Soldiers with a wide smile or a hug. As U.S. Army Garrrison Fort Belvoir Headquarters Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Carolyn Reynolds retires after 28 years of service, one thing is for sure: she will be deeply missed.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 1 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Expert advises: Make job fairs pay off

    Jul 11, 2014

    Have you ever contemplated attending a job fair but thought, "Why bother? It's only a waste of my time." Well, you are not alone.

  • Safety first: Fort Rucker continues to emphasize motorcycle safety awareness

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers thinking about hitting the road on two wheels or buying a motorcycle need to make safety Priority No. 1, according to Fort Rucker officials.

  • Absentee voting easy, important for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many myths and untruths that surround absentee voting, which sometimes discourage Soldiers and their Families from participating in an important aspect of American democracy, but one Fort Rucker official's mission is to make sure everyone gets the information they need to exercise their right to vote while away from home.

  • Arts and Crafts Center's products, services help people de-stress, learn hobbies

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many ways people can learn new things and decompress after a hard day and the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center's mission is to help people learn multiple skills and find peace of mind through crafts.

  • DFMWR photo scavenger hunt offers fun, prizes

    Jul 11, 2014

    Posting photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Internet is a popular way many people choose to show friends and Family fun and interesting activities that are going on in their lives, and Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is jumping on the bandwagon.

  • AMC commends operations general for service, says farewell

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command bid farewell to its top operations leader during a ceremony at the headquarters, July 11.

  • Having their cakes and running, too: First-ever Firecracker/Twinkie 5k challenges stomachs

    Jul 10, 2014

    Caloric intakes took a beating the morning of July 3 as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation added a spongy wrinkle to its schedule of 5-kilometer races.

  • Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall July 4th tribute

    Jul 10, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood joint service color guard looks at the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall Friday at Licking, Mo. A Fort Leonard Wood color guard and honor guard team participated in opening and closing ceremonies for the wall each evening Friday through Sunday. Col. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School assistant commandant, spoke at the event.

  • Nielsen new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander

    Jul 10, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is under new leadership after its change of command ceremony Tuesday.

  • Marines serve up meals for homeless

    Jul 10, 2014

    Marines are renowned for their toughness, but some of the Corps' finest have been showing their softer sides as volunteers with The Salvation Army - National Capital Area Command Grate Patrol homeless outreach program.

  • Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists focus on safety

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists make sure the military community has the most up-to-date weather forecast.

  • Team conducts resiliency seminar at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood recently hosted an Executive Resilience and Performance course at the Digital Training Facility for leadership and their spouses.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Policy letter sets standards with local emphasis

    Jul 10, 2014

    An updated Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Command Policy 18 went into effect last month. Policy 18 sets standards for the wear and appearance of uniforms with a local emphasis.

  • Employees gain a new perspective on how 'AMC provides'

    Jul 10, 2014

    Headquarters personnel seeing the broad impacts of their decisions and efforts is a rare occasion in professional development, but July 9, U.S. Army Materiel Command employees made the trip from the cubicle to the factory line to see one of AMC's 23 Organic Industrial Base facilities.

  • 'I am a professional' -- Profession of Arms a vital part of leader development

    Jul 10, 2014

    In 2010, the Army revived the discussion on a long-dormant subject -- the Profession of Arms.

  • Take precautions against Oklahoma summer heat

    Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma's traditional hot summer weather is now at hand. Temperatures in the high 90s and above will now be the norm until fall. Beyond the discomforts of summer weather, there are also increased health risks from extreme heat.

  • ASC Soldiers caddie for PGA Tour pros at John Deere Classic golf tournament

    Jul 10, 2014

  • Trio of bands help Fort Sill celebrate Independence Day weekend

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Lawton-Fort Sill community was treated to country, pop and rock 'n' rock music July 5 during the post's Independence Day weekend concert at Polo Field.

  • Sill celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is known as a historic post, and as such, its members made sure to commemorate this country's history and independence with no pageantry spared. "As Americans it's a great privilege to assemble here and commemorate the birth of America," said Col. Christopher Spillman, Air Defense Artillery School commandant and chief of ADA. "Our belief in independence has not wavered over these many years. Our Soldiers, families and civilians continue to do what is required to maintain our freedoms."

  • Researchers visit Fort Sill for fires input

    Jul 10, 2014

    Two researchers from the Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited Fort Sill June 24-25 to talk with fires experts as ALSA prepares to revise a joint fires publication this fall.

  • Annual Celebration Soars Despite Wet Weather

    Jul 10, 2014

    It rained, then it rained again. Undaunted, crowds flocked to Fort Meade's Red, White & Blue Celebration on July 3 -- despite a thunderstorm and subsequent rainfall that twice cleared McGlachlin Parade Field of vendors and patrons and forced the cancellation of two bands.

  • Area Organizations Host Job Hunting Event

    Jul 10, 2014

    About $84 million is spent in Army unemployment benefits quarterly. This is the price tag associated with veterans transitioning to civilian careers. As a result, the Regional Growth Management Committee, Fort Meade's Army Community Service and the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program partnered to build an effective model for the hiring of service members and military spouses at local and regional businesses.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 10, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • DINFOS Hosts Embedded Photographer, Journalist At Forum

    Jul 10, 2014

    As the Defense Information School celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, the school that trains service members in the public affairs professions reached out to media members from the other side of the field to learn how to be effective public affairs officers.

  • Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

    Jul 10, 2014

    On Oct. 1, 2014, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle.

  • Program eases U.S. citizenship for service members and their families

    Jul 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As Independence Day neared, a group of U.S. military Soldiers and civilians celebrated their newly recognized U.S. citizenship during a ceremony at the American Consulate in Frankfurt July 2. "Let me be the first to congratulate you and to welcome you to your new American family," said Karen Fitzgerald, field office director of the consulate's U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service.

  • Hobby drives volunteer to help veterans

    Jul 9, 2014

    "Veterans Helping Veterans" are words to live by according to one Tobyhanna Army Depot employee. Electronics Equipment Specialist Jonathan McBride helped raise more than $59,000 last year by volunteering to support more than 30 fundraisers.

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