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  • Was ist los in Franken? Oct. 9, 2015

    Oct 9, 2015

    "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

  • Army Ten-Miler participants encouraged to 'run to honor'

    Oct 8, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C, or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend, are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • IMCOM G9 launches "Run to Honor" campaign

    Oct 7, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C ., or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Park revenue falls as access tightens

    Sep 18, 2015

  • New policy change streamlines financial help for Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2015

    A new policy that went into effect Sept. 9 will allow most Soldiers, regardless of rank, to apply directly for financial assistance from Army Emergency Relief.

  • Freedmans Village Bridge dedicated; has historical ties to Henderson Hall

    Sep 17, 2015

    The bridge that takes Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community members from Washington Boulevard to Columbia Pike was renamed Freedmans Village Bridge during a Sept. 10 ceremony.

  • Sanderson second Soldier named to U.S. Olympic Team

    Sep 2, 2015

    Rapid-fire pistol shooter Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson is the second Soldier from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program to be named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. He joins WCAP Spc. Nathan Schrimsher, who recently earned his berth into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in men's Modern Pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • IMCOM CDR, CSM send wishes for a safe holiday

    Aug 24, 2015

    Regardless of where you go or how you celebrate Labor Day, we want you to enjoy this well-deserved time off, recharge yourself, and return to your duty station safe. CSM Hartless and I are extremely proud of each of you and the work you do in support of our Army, our Nation, our Soldiers and Families, and our installations.

  • Two Army teens honored through annual "Military Youth of the Year" program

    Aug 19, 2015

    Two Army teens were recognized as regional winners and runner-ups for this year's Boys & Girls Clubs of America's "Military Youth of the Year" title during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial Naval Heritage Center.

  • Soldiers win third consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Sevens crown

    Aug 18, 2015

    The All-Army team won its third consecutive crown at the 2015 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship Tournament at Infinity Park, home of the Glendale Raptors, one of the nation's premier rugby clubs, Aug. 14-15.

  • Be a good neighbor: Joint base leaders ask commuters accessing JBM-HH to be considerate, obey Arling

    Aug 17, 2015

    As Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall moves forward with its Automated Installation Entry (AIE II Plus) system upgrades and testing, traffic may back up at the gates, especially during peak traffic times. This has been the case in recent weeks at the Myer/Henderson Hall gates. Personnel and visitors are asked to be mindful of and obey Arlington County traffic regulations in these areas and, especially, of the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Showcase and fun run prep community

    Aug 17, 2015

    Once a year, at the end of summer, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach assembles many different organizations and services in one place for the annual community showcase. It is a chance to meet the faces behind the programs, register for classes, services and organizations -- and find out everything community members would need or want to know to have a successful year in USAG Ansbach.

  • BOSS Soldiers set out on 'amazing' adventure

    Aug 17, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Vicenza BOSS program was selected to pilot a new life skills initiative program. The council created an "Amazing Race"-style event that took nine teams of Soldiers through Italy. They called it the Amazing Quest.

  • Torii Station Beach Event Biggest of the Year

    Aug 16, 2015

    Super Typhoon Soudelor, the world's most powerful storm of the year, gave Army event planners pause when the massive tempest threatened to veer north towards Okinawa after devastating Saipan and Taiwan. Luckily, the storm was a near miss and the largest storm gave way to the largest party of the season -- U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Caribbean Party at Torii Beach.

  • Fort Huachuca opens family housing to single Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Mountain Vista Communities now has on-post home leasing opportunities for single Soldiers.

  • Fort Bragg goes hot, cold with technology

    Aug 14, 2015

    Preparation has begun at several buildings on post which are receiving energy-efficient improvements to help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • Employees on 5-year rule now given higher priority

    Aug 14, 2015

    Overseas government service workers subject to the Defense Department's 5-year employment limitation will be restored to a higher status in the priority placement program, according to a DOD memorandum released Aug. 6.

  • Army athletes, coaches bolster Team USA performance at Pan Am Games

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldier-athletes from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, won two gold, one silver and five bronze medals as members of Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • Scout newspaper prints final edition after more than 61 years

    Jul 28, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz. - Times are changing. Gone are the days when a kid stood on the corner waving the newspaper and crying out the latest headline. Gone are the days when news could wait until the presses had finished rolling.

  • Ansbach BOSS hosts first formal military ball

    Jul 27, 2015

    USAG Ansbach BOSS Soldiers organized their first formal military ball at the Edelweiss in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on July 11. The agenda of the ball included many military traditions, like the posting of the colors by a color guard, the table for the fallen comrade, the toasting and cake cutting, and the grog.

  • Torii Station turtles saved from typhoon

    Jul 27, 2015

    The Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works at U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa recently saved 88 Loggerhead Turtle hatchlings from Typhoon Chan-Hom, which made landfall on Okinawa July 10.

  • Summit draws Soldiers, others

    Jul 24, 2015

    Hawaii's first Transition Summit for Soldiers, family members and veterans rolled into action here, July 7 and 8, with expert panels, workshops, a networking event and a hiring fair -- all aimed at connecting service members with private-sector companies looking to hire.

  • Fort Detrick Proud Home of Maryland Firefighter of the Year

    Jul 24, 2015

    Oley Griffith, a longtime firefighter at Fort Detrick, Maryland, has been named Maryland's 2014 Firefighter of the Year the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Welcomes New Command Sgt. Maj.

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup relinquished responsibility as the Garrison's senior enlisted advisor to Command Sgt. Maj. Franklin Jordan at Fort Detrick, Maryland, July 23.

  • Tree dedicated to "Mother of ACS"

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command leadership dedicated a live oak tree on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to honor Army Community Service's 50th birthday and its founder, the late Lt. Col. Emma Marie Baird. The tree stands next to Building 2266, where the IMCOM G9 Family Programs offices are located. It symbolizes the program's growth, strength and stability.

  • Garrison bids farewell to longtime public works employee

    Jul 24, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, German -- Each workday at 8 a.m., Paul Lindemer adds a little milk to his coffee and engages in small talk with coworkers starts at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's public work's directorate. For Lindemer, 65, who leads the facility engineering division, it's a tradition he kept for more than three decades. In mid-July 2015, dozens of garrison staff members, local city officials and other colleague joined Lindemer in nearby Hohenecken to celebrate his retirement and honor his service to the U.S. Army.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • LRC-McCoy provides multiple logistic services to keep post running smoothly

    Jul 24, 2015

    Located in the semi-mountainous region of southwest Wisconsin is the only Army installation in the state, Fort McCoy. The Logistics Readiness Center-McCoy is one of 71 LRCs worldwide that fall under the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.

  • Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates half century of ACS history

    Jul 24, 2015

    The staff of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Army Community Service put together a birthday barbecue July 24, 2015 at their location at Katterbach Kaserne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Community Service in the Army.

  • Soldiers finish 2nd, 4th in Pan American Games 10K race

    Jul 22, 2015

    Spc. Aron Rono claimed the silver medal and Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir battled a cramping calf muscle to take fourth place in the men's 10,000-meter run today at the 2015 Pan American Games. Both runners are Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground garrison leadership changes hands

    Jul 22, 2015

    Col. James E. Davis assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground during a change of command ceremony at the APG post theater July 22. Davis succeeds Col. Gregory R. McClinton who served as the APG Garrison Commander for three years. Davis D. Tindoll Jr., director, Atlantic Region, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) served as the reviewing officer.

  • IMCOM trains new transition services specialists

    Jul 22, 2015

  • ACS at Ansbach to celebrate Army-wide 50th anniversary with birthday barbecue

    Jul 22, 2015

    Army Community Service at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is set to celebrate ACS's 50 years of service with a "birthday party" Friday, July 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the garrison's ACS headquarter building lawn at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • ACS marks 50 years of service

    Jul 21, 2015

    Army Community Service on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated 50 years of service to the installation with an employee open house that brought current and former staff members and volunteers together July 8 at the community center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Soldier-athletes help Team USA win team title at PanAm Games

    Jul 17, 2015

    Capt. Jon Anderson and Sgt. Whitney Conder struck gold and Sgt. Spenser Mango won bronze helping Team USA win the Pan American Games Greco-Roman team title for the first time in 40 years.

  • People first-- mentorship offers perspective, growth

    Jun 10, 2015

    (Editor's note: This is part three of a three-article series on the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program. The first two articles are available online at; SAN ANTONIO (June 2, 2015) -- Energy and enthusiasm blew through the room like wildfire during presentations given by U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters Centralized Mentorship Program attendees during the final phase of the program.

  • LRC reps discuss new SOPs at ASC headquarters

    Jun 2, 2015

    Logistic Readiness Center personnel are meeting at U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquartes at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, for three days to help develop standing operating procedures for the Army's 70-plus Logistics Readiness Centers.

  • Put down the video games: How one school is returning kids back to nature

    Jun 2, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Let's face it. Kids today don't get out much. According to research published in the journal Nature, 88 percent of kids spend time online everyday and 69 percent play video games or watch television every day.

  • Jay Leno thanks Fort Irwin Soldiers, families

    Jun 1, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with his "tank car," June 1. Soldiers, leadership and families of this installation had an opportunity to meet and take photos with Leno and his custom vehicle, which is powered by an engine from a 1952 M-47 Patton tank. Leno is a supporter of the military and this Army post, having hosted Soldiers to tapings of his talk show that would air on Thanksgiving Day.

  • U.S. Army Europe places travel restrictions at G7 Summit demonstration locations

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Watervliet Arsenal's May 2015 Newsletter: The Salvo

    Jun 1, 2015

    A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of May 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation since the War of 1812.

  • COL James Laterza Assumes LRMC Command

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Save tax on imported vehicles

    Jun 1, 2015

    U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship U.S. specification vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty.

  • U.S. Army Publishes Energy Security and Sustainability Strategy

    Jun 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army has published and released its strategic roadmap to future energy security and sustainability.

  • Fort Campbell firefighters train, protect community

    May 31, 2015

    Fort Campbell's firefighters with the Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are ready to serve the community when disaster strikes.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • Wireless network increases computer capabilities, improves automation

    May 29, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Four teams of technicians here have finished installing nearly 200 wireless access points across Tobyhanna Army Depot that will improve shop floor automation and provide increased data entry capabilities.

  • Army videos capture Fort Campbell SFL-TAP success

    May 29, 2015

    The Army is in the process of rebranding from The Army Career and Alumni Program to SFL-TAP. Since Fort Campbell has completed its efforts in this initiative, the post was selected for the videos. The videos will be used for the SFL-TAP website, Armed Forces Network and social media sites.

  • Expert provides counseling on starting, running small business

    May 29, 2015

    The first step to establishing the dream of owning a business can be daunting, but Army Community Service's upcoming small business counseling session can provide the tools necessary to make the dream a reality.

  • Construction begins on largest solar array in Ky.

    May 29, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a capped landfill on Fort Campbell, Wednesday, marked the next step in the installation's renewable energy plan. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the largest solar array in Kentucky.

  • Honoring heritage: Event celebrates diversity within Army ranks

    May 29, 2015

    People on Fort Rucker experienced a taste of Asia to help celebrate diversity.

  • Be prepared: Fort Rucker community within hurricane danger zone

    May 29, 2015

    Although this year's hurricane season is expected to be mild, it only takes one big storm to wreak havoc on coastal states, and Fort Rucker officials remind people that preparation is a must.

  • Cyber readiness inspection takes place on FH next week

    May 29, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Defense Information Systems Agency, or DISA, will conduct a command cyber readiness inspection, CCRI, at Fort Huachuca Monday through June 5.

  • WWII vet shares experiences with AMHS cadets, students, staff

    May 29, 2015

    A veteran of World War II visited Ansbach Middle High School May 18 and shared his wartime experiences with Junior ROTC cadets, students and staff.

  • First responders host community event

    May 29, 2015

    Police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians play a vital role in any community, and Fort Rucker's first responders want to be on a first-name basis with members of the community they serve.

  • Environmental testing helps Soldiers, civilians perform mission

    May 29, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -Testing at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Environmental Test Facility has been helping Soldiers and civilians for years and they might not even realize it.

  • Fort Rucker supports Gold Star Families

    May 29, 2015

    Before the Memorial Day ceremony to honor the nation's fallen, post leadership welcomed area Gold Star Family members and survivors to a special gathering as a means to provide additional support to those whose loved ones died while serving the nation.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies honor those who lost their lives for our country

    May 29, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - More than 700 military and civilians gathered at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery Monday morning to honor those who have paid the ultimate price, losing their lives for our country.

  • JITC gains new senior enlisted leader, one retires

    May 29, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -The Joint Interoperability Test Command change of responsibility ceremony marked the end of a chapter for one and the beginning of another for Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, at the Greely Hall auditorium May 21.

  • Honoring the nation's fallen: Ceremony honors duty, sacrifice

    May 29, 2015

    Fort Rucker hosted its Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park May 21 as a way to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation and to once again make the promise to never forget.

  • USAG welcomed its new command sergeant major

    May 29, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Carmelo Cruz, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Huachuca, was welcomed with open arms Wednesday afternoon during the change of responsibility ceremony in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall.

  • We remember: Master Sgt. Pablo A. Ruiz

    May 28, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall lost one of its own this week.

  • Hurley installed as new Army chief of chaplains, pins on two stars

    May 28, 2015

    The Army's new chief of chaplains was promoted to the rank of major general and installed in his post during a ceremony May 22 at Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Chaplains gather for Flags In

    May 28, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Military District of Washington gathered May 21 at Chaplains Hill, where they honored the fallen buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery by placing flags at their gravesites just prior to Memorial Day weekend in a tradition known as Flags In.

  • Ten things to know around the DOD in June

    May 28, 2015

    The sixth month of 2015 is full of military ceremony, celebrations and the art of sport. From a baseball appreciation night and Army birthday festivities to the beginning of Marine evening parades just outside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Wright Gate, the month of June is filled with many activities and seminars.

  • Remembering the fallen at ANC on Memorial Day

    May 28, 2015

    Thousands gathered on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery May 25 to honor the nation's fallen service men and women during the annual National Memorial Day observance.

  • Veterans and Gold Star families thunder roll through JBM-HH, DC

    May 28, 2015

    Each year, thousands of motorcyclists descend on the National Capital Region during Memorial Day weekend to participate in the annual Rolling Thunder rally. Started in 1987, the event calls for the recognition of prisoners of war and those missing in action.

  • Symphony cooler than dinosaurs, robots

    May 28, 2015

    The Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its last concert of the year May 30, 2015, at McMahon Memorial Auditorium

  • Soldiers volunteer at Sesquicentennial State Park

    May 28, 2015

  • History comes to life

    May 28, 2015

  • Fort Sill celebrates contributions of Asian Americans

    May 28, 2015

    The Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Patriot Club.

  • Becker: post going in the 'right direction'

    May 28, 2015

    Looking back on the almost two years he has spent commanding the Army's largest Initial Entry Training installation, Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker takes pride in sharpening focus on Fort Jackson's mission, adding a 10th battalion and improving contact with the community outside the post. He says that those actions, among others, will leave his successor an installation that emphasizes teamwork and efficiency. Before a massing of troops, Becker will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. Roger Cloutier at 9 a.m. Friday, at a ceremony on Victory Field.

  • Lightning Challenge tests warrior skills

    May 28, 2015

  • AG Corps will add 7 to Hall of Fame

    May 28, 2015

    The Adjutant General's Corps will induct seven members into its Hall of Fame on Friday, including the founder of the honor. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Soldier Support Institute. The honor was established to recognize those who have made positive, lasting contributions to the AG Corps at Fort Jackson and elsewhere.

  • Honoring the fallen, supporting today's Soldier

    May 28, 2015

    Under a brilliant sky and a giant billowing flag, Maj. Gen Bradley Becker completed one of his last official acts as Fort Jackson commander, remembering on Memorial Day those who gave "the last full measure of devotion." About 1,000 Soldiers and veterans, Gold Star mothers and civilians -- many dressed in red, white and blue -- sat silently on folding chairs on the damp grass of the Fort Jackson National Cemetery to join in paying their respects in a ceremony whose origins date back more than a century. The first Memorial Day -- then called Decoration Day -- honored those who died in the Civil War.

  • Gold Star sibling wins scholarship

    May 28, 2015

    Columbia Southern Education Group awarded its first "Living Legacy" scholarship to a gold star sister, Stephanie Todd, surviving sister of Sgt. 1st Class David James Todd, Jr., who was killed in action on August 20, 2008, in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan.

  • 'Avengers' win Red Dragon Axe Competition

    May 28, 2015

    Soldiers and leaders from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery held their signature Red Dragon Axe Competition May 13 at Fort Sill.

  • 1-14th FA bid deployment farewell

    May 28, 2015

    The final contingent of deploying Soldiers from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, were bid farewell during a May 20, 2015, ceremony at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • Post program 'Speaks Life'

    May 28, 2015

    People driving onto post may notice small blue-and-white Speak Life signs, part of a yearlong campaign promoting and strengthening community.

  • 214th Fires Brigade, support battalion deactivate at Fort Sill

    May 28, 2015

    Soldiers, families, veterans and friends of the 214th Fires Brigade gathered May 21 at Rinehart Fitness Center to pay one final tribute to the "Leaders Brigade" and the 168th "Make it Happen" Brigade Support Battalion, and see the historic colors cased.

  • Pros hit links alongside Soldiers

    May 28, 2015

    Members of PGA's Colorado Section hosted the Ivy Pro-Am tournament May 20, 2015, and gave Fort Carson Soldiers a few pointers during the event.

  • WWI 4ID Soldier to receive highest award for valor

    May 28, 2015

    A World War I 4th Infantry Division Soldier will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony June 2, 2015.

  • Six Fort Sill Soldiers prove mastery of infantry skills

    May 28, 2015

    After a week of mental and physical tests, only six of 41 Soldiers earned the Expert Infantryman Badge.

  • Gone but not forgotten: Fort Carson honors fallen Soldiers

    May 28, 2015

    The Fort Carson community honored seven Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the last year and were added to the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial in a ceremony May 21, 2015.

  • Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers come to Fort Sill for training

    May 28, 2015

    Elements of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), the 45th Field Artillery Brigade and the 90th Troop Command will arrive at Fort Sill this summer to conduct annual training.

  • USAMU Soldier sharpens shooting skills at IDPA match

    May 28, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga--On a cool, crisp morning in April, Pfc. Katie Harris, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Action Shooting Team member, drove to a gun range in Valdosta, Georgia, to compete in an International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) match.

  • Missing Fort Sill Soldier's body found

    May 28, 2015

    The somber search for Staff Sgt. David Lee Hawkins ended at 2:48 p.m. May 21 after Soldiers manning an observation post spotted his body in Medicine Creek.

  • First responders, public invited to muster

    May 28, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Directorate of Emergency Services will host the inaugural "First Responder Muster" competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Gammon Field.

  • Construction underway for AIT training complex at Fort Leonard Wood

    May 28, 2015

    Construction has begun on the 84th Chemical Battalion's Advanced Individual Training Complex that will enhance the teaching of future Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Soldiers.

  • Middle school students dedicate quilt to fallen

    May 28, 2015

    A group of Waynesville school district students have a new appreciation for the nation's fallen, after completing a special project for the Fort Leonard Wood community.

  • 58th Trans. hosts truck rodeo

    May 28, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Training Area 228 parking lot was transformed into a rodeo Friday.

  • Former aviation first sergeant provides medical training at Fort Drum simulation center

    May 28, 2015

    Brian Peplinski, a former first sergeant with 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, and a contract employee with the Fort Drum Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center, understands the importance of providing excellent training so that these medics -- both those on the ground and in the air -- are ready to react to any situation and save lives.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC focuses on new programs to boost patient safety

    May 28, 2015

    A "high reliability organization" is defined as one that has succeeded in avoiding a catastrophic event in a setting where normal accidents can be expected due to complexity and risk factors. In line with HRO principles, the U.S. Army Medical Command has set a goal of becoming the world's leader in high reliability health care and creating an effective culture of safety. The Fort Drum MEDDAC is doing its part in helping MEDCOM reach these goals.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show entertains Fort Drum audience

    May 28, 2015

    In its 32nd year of modern production, this current Soldier Show cast made the sixth stop in their 60-show international tour at Fort Drum and performed a "We Serve" themed show, which featured music and dance numbers that focused on the "Soldier for Life" aspect.

  • Summit Soldiers, Catamounts earn Meritorious Unit Commendations

    May 28, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to 1st and 2nd Battalions, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (LI), gathered in formation to celebrate their history during a combined Meritorious Unit Commendation ceremony held May 21 on Fort Drum.

  • Muleskinners adopt new name, don 10th Mountain Division patch

    May 28, 2015

    The Muleskinner Brigade now bears a new name and its Soldiers wear a new patch on their shoulders. The 10th Sustainment Brigade was redesignated as the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade and Soldiers donned the 10th Mountain Division (LI) shoulder sleeve insignia during a ceremony held May 20 in front of the brigade headquarters.

  • Bavaria Force Protection Update: PT gear allowed up Netzaberg hill, no uniforms off-post

    May 28, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Service members conducting physical training up Netzaberg hill outside gate 20 can now wear their PT gear, but uniforms off-post during lunch are still prohibited.

  • Local organization provides free pet transport to and from the airport

    May 28, 2015

    Summer is here, and with it, the traditional PCS season. In addition to household goods and POV shipment, many people also have to contend with shipping a pet. Pet owners may be interested to know that a fairly new private charitable organization is active on post.

  • Arnn students celebrate diversity; weeklong recognition

    May 27, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 28, 2015) -- Students from Arnn Elementary School celebrated many diverse cultures during Multicultural Week held May 18 to 22, to include a Multicultural Day assembly held May 21 inside the school's cafeteria.

  • Motorcyclists make Fort Lee pit stop during mission to honor those affected by war

    May 27, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 27, 2015) -- Cpl. Charles P. Gaffney Jr. was a principled man who wanted to protect the rights of others. His ambitions moved him to join the Army for a second time, serving a tour in Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2008. At a remote outpost in the latter, he was killed in an attack.