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  • Arsenal tests prototype in hopes to better protect Soldiers, win multimillion dollar contract

    Mar 31, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Army weapons research engineers at the Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that they have designed a significant improvement to the M119 105mm towed-howitzer system that if adopted by the U.S. Army will reduce Soldiers' risk to health complications from blast overpressures.

  • Ansbach Student 2 Student members collect, deliver food to Landstuhl Fisher House

    Mar 30, 2015

    Ansbach High School members of Student 2 Student, a student-run organization, traveled to Landstuhl Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany, March 7 to help wounded Soldiers and their Families.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • Multiple style cars race at pinewood derby

    Mar 28, 2015

    Vicenza Cub Scout Pack 295 held its annual Pinewood Derby March 21 at the Caserma Del Din Sigholtz Center with some 50 cars taking part.

  • Was ist los in Franken? March 27 through April 3, 2015

    Mar 27, 2015

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

  • South Korean President Reaffirms US-ROK Alliance, Vows to Strengthen Defense on Fifth Anniversary of

    Mar 27, 2015

    Republic of Korea President Park, Geun Hye joined bereaved family members, surviving crew members, senior government officials and military officers at the Daejon National Cemetery Mar. 26 on the fifth anniversary of the North Korean attack on the South Korean Navy Pohang-class Corvette Cheonan to mourn the loss of 46 sailors who perished on board and an underwater demolition team Warrant Officer who lost his life during search efforts.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken räumt auf

    Mar 27, 2015

    Der deutsch-amerikanische Freundschaftsclub Outreach-KONTAKT Franken nahm zum zweiten Mal an der Aufräumaktion Ansbach Saubä(e)r teil, dieses Jahr in Kooperation mit der Organisation für unverheiratete Soldaten, genannt BOSS.

  • Women's History Month speaker gives 'Sails' talk to Fort McCoy audience

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- In the late 1990s, Dawn Santamaria was a mother of four daughters. Her main concern was raising her Family. That all changed when her husband had a "midlife crisis," which led to forming an organization that builds confidence and leadership in young women through sailing. Santamaria, founder and executive director of Sisters Under Sail Corp., described the organization and more as the guest speaker for the Fort McCoy observance of Women's History Month March 5 at McCoy's Community Club.

  • Students tackle vehicle-recovery training at Fort McCoy

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance 91B30 Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Leadership Course (ALC) students tested their skills March 18 at the Vehicle Recovery Site (VRS) on Fort McCoy's South Post. The M984A4 Recovery Truck (Wrecker), equipped with a crane and winch-retrieval system and able to recover vehicles weighing in excess of 10 tons, was used in the training. Gaining the expertise on how to recover tactical vehicles - large or small - in an austere environment is important for Soldiers in the Army's 91B wheeled-vehicle mechanic career field, said ALC Instructor Staff Sgt. Troy Carver.

  • ABOUT POST: Fort McCoy photos March 27, 2015

    Mar 27, 2015

    A grouping of stand-alone photographs at Fort McCoy, Wis., from the March 27 issue of The Real McCoy online. See and read more here: http://www.mccoy.army.mil/ReadingRoom/Newspaper/RealMccoy/20150327/index.html

  • Women's History Month session inspires attendees

    Mar 27, 2015

    A small group of Soldiers and civilians gathered at The Commons March 20 expecting an informative lunch and learn session honoring Women's History Month, but they received inspiring messages of determination and resilience in the face of adversity.

  • SHARP: Riding to educate, raise awareness

    Mar 27, 2015

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Fort Rucker is committed to the fight to combat sexual assault and harassment.

  • UAS shifts focus to building capability

    Mar 27, 2015

    When Army Aviation first assumed proponency for the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the systems were viewed as a disposable materiel solution.

  • ICE comments give customers a voice

    Mar 27, 2015

    Everyone has received both good and bad service while dealing with the military, but one program gives reach to community member's views on the services they receive at Fort Rucker facilities.

  • 'Shark Tank' contestant inspires FRES students

    Mar 27, 2015

    March kicked off STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Month at Fort Rucker Elementary School, and the students got some words of wisdom from a Wiregrass local who has made his mark as an inventor.

  • Triumphant Return: Division redeploys after Ebola mission

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Campbell's welcome home, Saturday, reunited Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers with their Families after a five-month deployment.

  • Bataan Death March Memorial hits home with Fort Huachuca Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The 26th annual Bataan Death March Memorial took place Sunday at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, bringing out military and civilians from all over the country.

  • FMWR raises nutrition health awareneess

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT SILL-- Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation set up information tables March 24 at the Main Exchange as part of Healthy Nutrition Awareness Month.

  • ACS symposium helps ease relocation stress

    Mar 27, 2015

    In order to provide a wealth of information in a convenient one-stop environment, Fort Campbell's Army Community Service teamed up with Morale, Welfare and Recreation to present the 2015 Soldier and Family Outbound Relocation Symposium. The event, held at the Family Resource Center Friday provided resource information at various kiosks and offered two separate sessions -- one for PCS moves and one for retirement/ETS relocations.

  • Convoy exercise helps ready 111th MI Bde. for emergencies

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade conducted a convoy exercise Wednesday morning to help the brigade stay prepared in case of an emergency on Fort Huachuca. Soldiers from the 304th, 305th and 309th Military Intelligence Battalions participated in the two-hour exercise. The convoy consisted of 16 vehicles that traveled from the brigade motor pool to lower Garden Canyon where they then turned around. Soldiers checked on the vehicles and rested briefly.

  • Cleanup brings Italian, American volunteers together

    Mar 27, 2015

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community came together to help Italian volunteers clean the towns of Longare and Quinto Vicentino up for spring.

  • Commissary Value Brands: Benefit helps Soldiers, retirees save money on groceries

    Mar 27, 2015

    When money is tight, the Fort Rucker Commissary has a way for Soldiers, retirees and family members to pinch pennies and take their savings to the bank.

  • 111th MI Bde. NCO, Soldier, Platoon Sgt. of Quarter winners selected

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The winners of the second quarter Soldier, Platoon Sergeant and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade were selected last week.

  • Women's history showcased during special event Wednesday

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Thunder Mountain Activity Centre was the site of an event titled, "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives" Wednesday in celebration for National Women's History Month.

  • Training together to help troops: Chaplains, spiritual leaders learn about post-traumatic stress

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Campbell is known for having some of the most supportive surrounding communities of any Army post. So when the Installation Chaplain's Office set up a training for their chaplains and chaplain assistants, they invited local spiritual leaders in the community to join them in learning how best to care for Soldiers and their Families dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder March 19 at Liberty Chapel.

  • Events seek to raise child abuse prevention awareness

    Mar 27, 2015

    Children are the future, and Fort Rucker is investing in that future by taking care of those who will eventually come to shape the world.

  • Gone fishing: Fishing holes, weather heat up on Fort Rucker

    Mar 27, 2015

    As the weather warms up, more and more people are taking to the water, and Fort Rucker features a plethora of waterways that people can take to with rods and reels.

  • Army's only green island: 20 years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, is one of the only Army installations with the capability to function completely off the grid. This ability is due to its investment in geothermal, solar, underground gas deposits, and spring-fed wells. Other energy conservation efforts include LED lighting systems, smart meters, and using a process known as combined heat and power. But the road to get to this point included several false starts, half-solutions, and an ice storm.

  • Israeli starts second military career in United States

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- While the United States argues with Israel over the issue of a Palestinian state, Spc. Ana Kolodko is far removed and is only focused on passing Fort Sill's Basic Combat Training.

  • 407th AFSB conducts BLST University

    Mar 27, 2015

  • Creating the Next Generation of Leaders: Young Women Talk With the Honorable Katherine Hammack

    Mar 27, 2015

    Are we really going to an Army base? Will we see a tank? This is great! I can't believe we are going. These were just some of the questions from and comments by 20 female students from Romulus Middle School as they boarded a school bus on a rainy, overcast Wednesday morning for a 30-minute ride to the Detroit Arsenal in Warren. The students were part of a group of 50 female students invited by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to attend its Women's History Month program on March 25 at the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Seat belts reduce safety risks

    Mar 27, 2015

    This part six of a seven-part series of articles about traffic enforcement and regulations at Fort Riley.

  • Information technology internship available

    Mar 27, 2015

    Signal Soldiers in the 1st Infantry Division can get experience performing Information Technology support through an internship program known as Skills Enhancement Training, formally known as Troops to Tech. Upon completion of the internship, Soldiers are better qualified to enter the IT profession when they transition out of the military.

  • McGuire takes command of JTRC, Fort Polk

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Command of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk changed hands March 27 at Fort Polk's Warrior Field, with Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, deputy commanding general, Army Forces Command, serving as the senior commander for the ceremony. Brig. Gen. William B. Hickman relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire. But the change of command was not the only highlight of the morning.

  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    Mar 27, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 23, 2015) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference here for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 And Beyond.

  • Spring means Earth Month

    Mar 27, 2015

    Earth Month is quickly approaching, but for the O'ahu Army Natural Resources Program (OANRP), which manages endangered species on O'ahu, the busiest part of protecting the Earth, here, on island, is nearing the end of the season -- specifically, the season for planting.

  • 'Dragon' brigade transfers facilities ahead of schedule

    Mar 27, 2015

    In preparation for its inactivation April 2 as part of the Army's plan to reduce the overall strength of troops, Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team vigorously prepared and transferred 147 facilities to various units across the division.

  • Army resident housing survey set for April launch

    Mar 27, 2015

    Island Palm Communities' residents will receive an email on April 6 from CEL & Associates, the company hired by the Army to conduct a resident satisfaction survey for all privatized residential communities across U.S. Army installations.

  • USAHC-SB strides towards innovative care giving

    Mar 27, 2015

    Army Medicine leads the nation in transforming the delivery of health care.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken reaches out, cleans up

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and Ansbach Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers worked together on cleaning up an area around a USAG Ansbach installation as part of the Ansbach Saubä(e)r, a city-wide clean-up, Saturday.

  • Vicenza community celebrates women's history

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community gathered to honor both famous women from history and some of the influential women in the Vicenza community during a Women's History Month event.

  • USAG Ansbach welcomes rotational forces

    Mar 26, 2015

    Over the past several weeks, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach service providers have worked to ensure the garrison's newest tenants -- 4th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade -- receive an appropriate hometown reception.

  • Interoperability improved during annual Key Resolve exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- There may be some truth to the proverbial saying: "time heals all wounds"; but the scars of history are an enduring reminder to prepare for the future.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new commander

    Mar 26, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister took command of 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum from Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend during a change of command ceremony March 25 at Fort Drum.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators participate in joint training exercise

    Mar 26, 2015

    Flight crews, from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, and 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, participated recently in a joint offensive exercise with joint terminal attack controllers, from the Air Force's 20th Air Support Operations Squadron, as well as joint forward observers, from 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams, in the restricted training area north of post.

  • Soldier takes fitness to new heights

    Mar 26, 2015

    From being a semi-professional basketball player to being a Soldier -- Staff Sgt. Marcus Wallace has dedicated more than 18 years of his life to fitness and healthy living.

  • Civilian who brought Internet to Fort Carson to retire

    Mar 26, 2015

    A longtime Fort Carson civilian employee retires in April 2015 after 41 years of service to the nation as a Soldier and civilian employee.

  • EFMP offers autism class for parents, children

    Mar 26, 2015

    Fort Carson's Exceptional Family Member Program offers a class for parents of children diagnosed with autism April 10 as part of Autism Awareness Month.

  • Post hosts junior-leader colloquium

    Mar 26, 2015

    About 60 junior leaders from across the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood gathered March 23 and provided the commanding general and senior leaders feedback on issues that may affect the post's future.

  • Fort Jackson schools name teachers of the year

    Mar 26, 2015

    Kerrie Ammons, speech and language pathologist, or SLP, at C.C. Pickney Elementary School, and Richard Horah, librarian at Pierce Terrace Elementary School, were selected from more than 45 educators as the installation's teachers of the year for the current school year.

  • Idea saves 'Fox' from scrapyard

    Mar 26, 2015

    When the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School's Fox wheeled-armored vehicle course was eliminated nearly two years ago, a $250,000 virtual crew training simulator was left behind. An idea to retrofit the idle and outdated unit into a Stryker virtual crew trainer has saved the U.S. Army about $400,000, according Capt. Allan Garcia, chief of the 84th Chemical Battalion's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Division, Technical Training Department.

  • GLWACH provides 'medsafe' boxes for used meds disposal

    Mar 26, 2015

    Patients can safely and securely dispose of unused medications using a blue "medsafe" medication disposal box located in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main outpatient pharmacy waiting room.

  • Fort Hood command team welcomes Soldiers

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Fort Hood command team speaks to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers about their projected transition to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Battle begins for Best Warrior title

    Mar 26, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood's Soldiers, Seabees and Marines will put their top service members to the test during the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence 2015 Best Warrior Competition March 23 through March 27.

  • Fort Sill honors legacy of code talkers

    Mar 26, 2015

    Fort Sill payed tribute to the service of Native Americans to the military with the dedication of its new Central Issue Facility as Code Talker Hall.

  • Female trailblazers honored at installation observance

    Mar 26, 2015

    The lives and contributions of women throughout history were celebrated as the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood sponsored a Women's History Month Observance March 19 at Nutter Field House. The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade hosted this year's observance, themed "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives."

  • Education and Career Fair - April 2

    Mar 26, 2015

    Marine Corps Community Services Henderson Hall will host the Spring Education and Career Fair April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gym on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Our sleep-deprived military culture: What you can do about it

    Mar 26, 2015

    Sleep is as important as food and water, yet many military service members wrestle with insomnia or wake too early. The result can be serious health problems or reduced readiness.

  • Retirement absolutely royal for former TOG Fife and Drum Corps fifer

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps alumnus Donald Francisco played the fife for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall-based ceremonial unit for more than two decades. Yet retirement from the military has given the veteran fifer the opportunity to still tell the Army story through music.

  • Cressman bids farewell to Corps: Henderson Hall sergeant major set to retire next month, reflects on

    Mar 26, 2015

    April 10 promises to be a bittersweet day for Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Henderson Hall Sgt. Maj. Craig D. Cressman.

  • Veterinary Treatment Facility keeps Fido and Fluffy feeling pawtastic

    Mar 26, 2015

    Having a four-legged kid is a lifetime commitment, and the Veterinary Treatment Facility on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall can be an invaluable partner for Fido, Fluffy and their service and family members and retiree parents.

  • Rader Clinic caregivers practice Ebola response

    Mar 26, 2015

    Healthcare providers at Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic practiced response protocol March 18 in the event that a patient infected with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) comes to the clinic for help.

  • After 71 years, eight World War II Airmen laid to rest in ANC

    Mar 26, 2015

    The remains of eight missing Airmen were laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery March 18, just under 71 years after their deaths during their service in World War II. Responsible for finding the missing men was the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency, according to a Feb. 24 Department of Defense press release.

  • 252 years of combined service lauded during Rock Island Arsenal retirement ceremony

    Mar 26, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- (March 26, 2015) Brig. Gen. Kristin French, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, thanked seven Soldiers and three Army civilians for their service to the nation during a retirement and retreat ceremony held March 26 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Franconian Easter Traditions -- more than eggs and bunnies

    Mar 12, 2015

    As winter loses its grip on the Franconian landscape, the people of the area are getting ready for spring. People follow ancient rituals and celebrate the beginning of the new season with treasured, old-time traditions.

  • 412th ASB strikes rich vein: Blood drive at Ansbach surpasses goal of 160 pints

    Mar 12, 2015

    The 412th Aviation Support Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, sponsored a blood drive at the Katterbach Fitness Center March 10, 2015.

  • Wetzel CDC celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday

    Mar 12, 2015

    Each year on March 2, children across America celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of the country's most read and adored children's book authors.

  • Best chefs compete at military culinary competition

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Armed Forces Chef of the Year showdown provided a hotly competitive start to this year's Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • Quartermasters' partnership program helps youngsters at local school

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 12, 2015) -- Bearing many box loads of books, a group of 262nd Quartermaster Battalion Soldiers traveled to A.P. Hill Elementary School in Petersburg on the morning of March 2 to take part in the annual "Read Across America" activities.

  • Students volunteer to tackle recycling mission

    Mar 12, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 5, 2015) -- Students who attend the Army Logistics University here can be subject to such a voluminous academic workload they have little time for much else.

  • Fort Jackson meets IMCOM's tough new security standards

    Mar 12, 2015

    Fort Jackson is among the few installations to meet tougher security standards implemented in 2014.

  • Legal teams play vital role in Basic Combat Training

    Mar 12, 2015

    Tucked away in a small office of the 165th Infantry Brigade headquarters are two Army paralegal specialists and a legal assistant who play an integral role in the 165th mission of training Soldiers.

  • Program puts youth in motion

    Mar 12, 2015

    Fort Jackson's Youth Sports and Fitness Program wrapped its winter season Saturday, with dozens of children taking to the basketball courts for the final day of competition. Coaches and referees won't have much time to rest, though, as the spring season kicks into gear this week.

  • Combatives event puts warrior skills to test

    Mar 12, 2015

    Fourteen of the best Soldiers battled it out for bragging rights and Commander's Cup points in the Fort Leonard Wood Combatives event championship matches held March 5 at Davidson Fitness Center.

  • Soldiers give back to veterans, retirees

    Mar 12, 2015

    Thousands of retirees and veterans choose to call the Fort Jackson area home. From on-post services to off-post community outreach efforts, veterans are receiving assistance and recognition from Fort Jackson Soldiers to honor their service.

  • Linemen display technical skills at rodeo

    Mar 12, 2015

    Power Line Distribution Specialist Course Soldiers conducted the first Lineman's Rodeo at Fort Leonard Wood's U.S. Army Prime Power School Training Yard March 3. The rodeo took place just two days before the school's first class graduated from the eight-week PLDC course, which prepares Soldiers to work on medium voltage power production and distribution systems.

  • King new CSM for 3rd Chem. Brigade

    Mar 12, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Paul King assumed responsibility as senior noncommissioned officer of the 3rd Chemical Brigade from Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Aldenberg in a Change of Responsibility ceremony Tuesday at Shea Gym.

  • Attendees in place for first FLW symposium

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood are preparing to host the first Fort Leonard Wood Junior Leader Symposium March 19 and 20, comprised of about 60 participants.

  • Commentary: Take time to go hunting for the good stuff

    Mar 12, 2015

    Commentary: When it comes to building resilience, take the time to hunt for the good stuff.

  • Reserve, active Soldiers bond through training

    Mar 11, 2015

    Army Reserve Soldiers, from the 7th Civil Support Command, joined 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team paratroopers at the M320 grenade launcher range partnership training that exemplifies the Strong Europe concept.

  • Americans host 200 British officers at Leavenworth

    Mar 11, 2015

    Two hundred students from the United Kingdom's Intermediate Command and Staff College (Land) are at Fort Leavenworth for a two-week exercise. Exercise Eagle Owl kicked off March 1 at the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College and concludes March 12.

  • Fort Irwin students practice the scientific method

    Mar 11, 2015

    A group of leadership and community members grabbed clipboards and scoring sheets to judge science fair projects at Tiefort View Intermediate School here, March 9. The 58 projects scored came from approximately 200, which were created by students from the 11 classes of fourth and fifth grade, said Brenda Clark -- third grade teacher and head of the school's science fair committee. The finalists will be announced in an upcoming quarterly awards assembly at the school.

  • A service invested in the Fort Irwin community

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Fort Irwin Exchange plans to complete improvements to some of their facilities and enhance their provided services to the community by this spring.

  • The most memorable 25 months of my military life

    Mar 11, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, commander of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, bids farewell as he moves on to his next assignment as commander of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

  • Financial counseling opportunities available for spouses

    Mar 10, 2015

    Fellowship applications for military spouses interested in finance due April 17.

  • Army civilians honored for service to nation

    Mar 10, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Three employees here were recognized for their years of government service during a recent Length of Service ceremony.

  • 402nd AFSB LARs prep Chinooks for Task Force Shield

    Mar 10, 2015

  • MAFIA provides precision targeting

    Mar 10, 2015

    The Maneuver Aviation Fires Integrated Application, or MAFIA, is revolutionizing the way small units call for indirect fire. MAFIA was created by the Software Engineering Directorate of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • 2916th Aviation Battalion presented FORSCOM aviation safety awards

    Mar 10, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, U.S. Forces Command's deputy commanding general, presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Aircraft Accident Prevention Award of Accomplishment, their fourth in the past four years.

  • Army installation management chiefs call for efficiencies

    Mar 10, 2015

    The Army's top leaders in installation management opened the Association of the U.S. Army's "Hot Topics" forum on installation management calling for efficiencies, explaining a $3 billion maintenance backlog and praising millions of dollars saved through energy projects.

  • Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

    Mar 9, 2015

    Approximately 30 patients have been treated with positive results through the Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy, or VRET, program since it was donated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last October by the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Fort A.P. Hill renames community activity center

    Mar 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill renamed the post community activity center the Ambrose Fitness Center on March 6. The post's main gymnasium, Ambrose houses exercise equipment, free weights, racquetball and basketball courts.

  • Registration deadline for Race Series Challenge and first FMWR race March 9

    Mar 9, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is again hosting a calendar-loaded schedule of road races and three Army 10-Miler qualifiers throughout the upcoming months.

  • Ten things to know around the DOD in March

    Mar 9, 2015

    The Marine Corps announced the 2015 Officer Women Leadership Symposium hosted by Academy Women from March 5-7 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The event provides military women the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and to grow professionally, according to the Feb. 15 Marine administrative message. Information on registration for the event can be found at http://goo.gl/9nojEe.

  • Military working dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives

    Mar 9, 2015

    Despite not allowing dogs on the property, an off-season FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Memorial Hall in Washington, host canines and their handlers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's (The Old Guard) 947th Military Police Detachment stationed on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • AER campaign kicks off in Vicenza

    Mar 9, 2015

    The Army Emergency Relief was created in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. According to their website, www.aerhq.org, AER's sole mission is to help Soldiers and their Family members. Its motto is "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own."

  • VHS senior named 'Vicenza Youth of the Year'

    Mar 9, 2015

    William Tramm, a senior at Vicenza High School, has been named the 2015 Vicenza Youth of the Year and runner up for the Army Europe Boys and Girls Clubs of America competition.

  • Top MDW Soldier presented Legion of Merit

    Mar 9, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj., David O. Turnbull, Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military district of Washington command sergeant major, was presented the Legion of Merit for his service during the past 31 months

  • Steps to prep for transition

    Mar 9, 2015

    Regardless of how much time you have until your separation from the Army, it is never too early to begin preparing for your transition.

  • VMC trains for ski patrol

    Mar 9, 2015

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community have a unique way that they are giving back to the local community. Around nine people are training to become Alpine ski patrollers.

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