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  • Was ist los in Franken? April 29, 2016

    Apr 29, 2016

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

  • $15M in new work will help retain critical war-fighting capability at Army arsenal

    Apr 12, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Watervliet Arsenal has just received two contracts valued at more than $15 million that will help retain critical war-fighting manufacturing capability, said the arsenal's director of operations.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • Two-time Olympian passes torch to younger brother

    Apr 10, 2016

    On the same day that his two-time Olympian brother Sgt. Spenser Mango left his wrestling shoes on the mat and retired from competition, Sgt. Ryan Mango qualified for the U.S. National Team.

  • IMCOM supports cyber growth infrastructure

    Apr 8, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl and Maj. Gen. Lawarren Patterson recently co-chaired the sixth Cyber Installation Support Summit at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters.

  • Army, Okinawans Come Together for Sacred Site Cleanup

    Apr 7, 2016

    Torii Station community relations personnel work closely with the local wards to ensure that these sites are accessible to families and coordinate joint efforts like the sacred site cleanup.

  • Fort Sill opens spacious Fires Fitness Center

    Apr 7, 2016

    Fort Sill' spacious $22 million Fires Fitness Center offers full range of equipment.

  • Columbia city managers tour Fort Jackson

    Apr 7, 2016

  • USAG Bavaria sets environmental sustainability support example

    Apr 7, 2016

    The Department of Defense mission is to provide the military forces necessary to deter war, protect the security of the American people, our allies, and advance our interests globally. To execute its mission and ensure compliance with Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, environmental sustainability must be an integral part of the defense mission.

  • Installation Management Command conducts energy assessment at Fort Drum

    Apr 7, 2016

    While most people cringe at the idea of being audited, an assessment conducted last week at Fort Drum showcased some of the ways in which the installation has excelled in the area of energy conservation and sustainability.

  • April program to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month

    Apr 7, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood held a joint-services ceremony Friday in Lincoln Hall atrium, symbolizing the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.

  • Army celebrates 46th Earth Day: Sustain the mission, secure the future

    Apr 6, 2016

    Earth Day will be celebrated around the world April 22.

  • Ansbach children poised to benefit from $25K literacy grant

    Apr 4, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach children are poised to reap the educational benefits of a $25,000 literacy grant that Installation Management Command has awarded to USAG Ansbach Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Gold Star spouse strives to find niche in community

    Apr 4, 2016

    Kelvin Triggs considers himself to be a loner. His days consist of managing a small business and taking care of his teenage son Nick. He says that it is hard for him to associate with new people outside of work and church. Triggs' life forever changed in 2011. He became a widower after the death of his wife Master Sgt. Marcia Triggs, an Army journalist assigned to the Office of Chief of Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. A veteran himself, he went from being a military spouse to a Gold Star spouse -- the unique name given to surviving family members because of the gold pins they receive from the military.

  • Army focusing on making installations more resourceful

    Apr 3, 2016

    A key to building readiness during downward budgetary pressures is to continue making installations more efficient, resourceful and opportunistic, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

  • Baumholder unit wins Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz 'Best Barracks' award

    Apr 1, 2016

  • Veteran Army photography contestant exposes world travels via imagery

    Mar 29, 2016

    Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra is a seven-time competitor in the annual photography contest hosted by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of U.S. Army Installation Management Command. He competed in the contest even before the word "digital" was added to the title.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Army transitions to simplified DOD request for childcare website

    Mar 28, 2016

    The Army is transitioning to a new single portal Department of Defense website -- -- designed to make it easier for Soldiers to find the childcare they need.

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • 2016 'All Army' challenges Soldiers' marksmanship in diverse matches

    Mar 28, 2016

    More than 250 Soldiers competed in the 2016 U.S. Army Small Arms "All Army" Championship March 15-19 on U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) ranges.

  • Facilities Reduction Program demolitions Fort Benning WWII buildings

    Mar 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville is managing the Soldiers Plaza demolition project at Fort Benning, Georgia, as part of an existing Mid-East Region U.S. Facilities Reduction Program Multiple Award Task Order Contract.

  • Online conduct can have far-reaching effects: Think, Type, Post

    Mar 25, 2016

    The Army spelled out its online discipline policy last year in an "All Army Activities" message defining online misconduct. While the message is primarily of interest to Soldiers, it also has implications for civilians, contractors and family members.

  • Saving energy at Natick

    Mar 25, 2016

    U.S. Army Garrison Natick has reduced its energy consumption more dramatically in the last dozen years than any other installation in the Army. Over that 12-year period, Natick cut its energy usage by a staggering 43.16 percent.

  • Fort McCoy Natural Resources Branch selected as Army's 'Best Natural Resources Conservation Team'

    Mar 25, 2016

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Natural Resources Branch (NRB) team at the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division was selected as the Army's "Best Natural Resources Conservation Team" during the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. The Army Environmental Awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in the development, management, and transferability of environmental programs that increase environmental quality, enhance the mission, and help make the Army sustainable. "Winning this award exemplifies our commitment to supporting the Army mission while balancing environmental stewardship," said NRB Chief Mark McCarty. "It's great to be recognized for the superior level of work that we perform on a daily basis and continue to do in support of the nation's Army."

  • Watervliet Arsenal turns to public-private partnership to reduce costs, improve capacity

    Mar 25, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In an era of countless news headlines that tout cost overruns for defense procurement contracts, it ought to be refreshing to hear that the Army's Watervliet Arsenal has actually found a way to cut production costs for two artillery systems by simply leveraging a public-private partnership that it has with a company called Electralloy.

  • Army recognizes USAG Humphreys for aggressive and innovative environmental program

    Mar 22, 2016

    As the United States consolidates its military footprint, closing U.S. bases in and north of Seoul, the $10 billion-plus expansion of Camp Humphreys presents some unique environmental challenges. Due to its innovation in meeting those challenges, the environmental quality team at the U.S. Army Garrison -- Humphreys is a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program for FY 2015.

  • Dugway outreach encourages students in science, technology

    Mar 15, 2016

    Dugway High School students are treated to an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center (RIAC) Feb. 23 as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program sponsored by Dugway Proving Ground's test center.

  • The Wall that Heals is coming to Fort Irwin

    Mar 15, 2016

    As part of the National Training Center's 50th Vietnam War Commemoration next Saturday, March 19, a 250-foot long, half scale replica of the original wall on Washington D.C. will be set up in the large parking lot behind the post chapel for viewing from Thursday morning through Sunday morning, March 17-20.

  • Army Community Service provides contracted translation services

    Mar 15, 2016

    Encountering foreign language situations in an overseas environment can be exciting and frustrating, particularly while moving. To assist with a smoother transition in and out of the USAG Italy Community, Army Community Service provides a contracted limited translation service (English/ Italian).

  • Carlisle Barracks scores high praise from IMCOM inspection team

    Mar 14, 2016

    Carlisle Barracks scored a nearly perfect score during a recent Organizational Inspection Program of the installations service programs and organizations.

  • If you think you don't need a will, think again

    Mar 14, 2016

    Do not disregard the importance of obtaining a Last Will and Testament. Having this legal document in place can put minds at ease regarding responsibility for children, disposal of property.

  • Soldier scores civilian sector job thanks to Army Reserve training, education

    Mar 11, 2016

    Staff Sgt. Hector Marrero credits the training and education he's received as an information technology specialist in the Army Reserve with helping him land a job in the civilian sector as an IT analyst.

  • Heart attack survivor tells all, gives advice

    Mar 11, 2016

    How does a health conscious, workout crazy, health food eating, gym rat have a heart attack? It wasn't easy. And involves all the wrong numbers. RJ Dyrdek is the energy manager for the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Knox and is well regarded as an installation energy conservationist. He is a husband, father, and--a heart attack survivor. This is his story.

  • Students travel world virtually

    Mar 10, 2016

    Two Fort Carson elementary schools took part in a Beta-test of Google Expeditions, a program that immerses that users in a virtual environment, March 2, 2016.

  • Even a small post Exchange makes cents, raises morale

    Mar 10, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (March 2016) -- The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has deployed with U.S. troops since the late 1800s, and that sense of service is exactly what the Arsenal's new Exchange manager brings to the workforce.

  • The Seuss is Loose: Prize patrol recognizes student achievements

    Mar 9, 2016

    Sirens screamed and horns howled as children and Families watched at their windows and doors to see where the C.C. Pinckney Elementary School Reading Prize Patrol would stop.

  • Veterans' act allows Soldiers to transition from military with ease

    Mar 9, 2016

    Service members are authorized transition services upon separation from the military per the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act.

  • Fort Irwin working to ensure reliable electrical power at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage, as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 am to 6 pm. During the outage, SCE will do maintenance work on its power grid. Much has been done to improve the reliability and sustainability of the National Training Center's electrical power supply since two summers ago, when a series of outages beset the post.

  • Yongsan Library, ready for the community with new renovations

    Mar 4, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN -- Starting mid-January of this year, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Library is going through a makeover as a result of being selected as one of the facilities sharing in a portion of Installation Management Command's "Million Dollar Makeover Initiative." The initiative targeted the enhancement of facilities for children and teens, and the Yongsan Library will now be able to better accommodate the needs of other members of the military community as well.

  • Fort Riley Spouse of the Year focuses on health, wellness of spouses

    Mar 3, 2016

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "I'm just a really nice person with a big heart," Michele Bradfield, wife of Capt. Jakob Bradfield, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, said. "I'm really ambitious and I have lots of goals."

  • Fort Riley Volunteer ceremony recognizes more than 9,000 hours of service at Fort Riley

    Mar 3, 2016

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - More than 70 volunteers of Fort Riley were recognized at Riley's Conference Center for putting in over 9,000 hours of service to the community at the Volunteer of the Quarter event Feb. 16.

  • Helping hand: Resources assist special-needs families

    Mar 3, 2016

    A new web-based resource aims to help both Army staff and parents gain a clear understanding of special education requirements and services and how they work.

  • Army recognizes environmental stewardship successes

    Mar 1, 2016

    Five Army installations, three teams and one joint program office earned recognition from Army leaders as winners of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards program for fiscal year 2015.

  • Armed Forces Cross Country Race Results

    Feb 22, 2016

    Race Results from the Armed Forces Cross Country Championships. For the full story and photos, see

  • How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

    Feb 22, 2016

    Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Daniel Dailey as part of the campaign to fight sexual assault and harassment, then expanded to the long-term improvement of junior leaders.

  • IMCOM-Europe director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

    Feb 19, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today's international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command-Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.

  • Specialized training tames wildland fires

    Feb 18, 2016

    More than 240 firefighters from 63 different departments across Oklahoma attended the wildland firefighting school sponsored by Oklahoma State University's Fire Service Training, in conjunction with the Lawton Fire Department, at Fort Sill, Feb. 12-14.

  • No more door-to-door GUIDON delivery for post housing units

    Feb 18, 2016

    The Fort Leonard Wood newspaper, the GUIDON, will not be delivered door-to-door in post housing areas beginning Feb. 25.

  • Commissaries, Military Saves Week offer ways to stretch hard-earned dollars

    Feb 18, 2016

    Defense Commissary Agency supports Military Saves Week, Feb. 22 -- 27.

  • Military Saves Week activities help lead to brighter future

    Feb 18, 2016

    The financial safety nets of Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers and Families may be expanding, if the hundreds of community members taking the Military Saves Pledge stick to it.

  • Fort Lee noncoms connect with patrons of inner city boys and girls club

    Feb 12, 2016

    PETERSBURG, Va. (Feb. 11, 2016) -- Sgt. 1st Class Demetrius Anderson's volunteer work Feb. 4 at the Petersburg Boy and Girls Club of Metro Richmond will help him earn a master's degree in clinical social work.

  • Veterans Affairs, DoD and community partners strategize to tackle veteran suicide, 'invisible wounds

    Feb 11, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new strategy to combat the number of veteran suicides, one that includes reducing the number through social engagement.

  • Safety conscious organizations win annual awards

    Feb 11, 2016

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Depot and tenant organization safety programs here recently competed for the 2015 Safety Area of the Year Awards. Three directorates and one tenant agency were recognized for their contributions to Tobyhanna's safety mission.

  • IMCOM employee helps young women realize potential

    Jan 26, 2016

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS (January 12, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's highest-ranking civilian employee recently met with young women from San Antonio's Gateway to Pearls Debutante Program and Ball to teach them about what it means to serve as a Department of the Army Civilian.

  • Mentors, mentees seek "lollipop moments"

    Jan 26, 2016

    Karen Perkins, human resources director of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, posed an intriguing question to 43 mentors and 36 mentees as they met in-person for the first time during the Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program orientation January 12 at the College of the Installation Management on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. She asked: "Did you know that you could have a big impact on someone's life without even realizing it?" then showed them a video entitled "TEDxToronto -- Drew Dudley 'Leading with Lollipops'" (available online on YouTube).

  • Arsenal commander challenges American Legion to tell its story

    Jan 26, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In his nearly three years in command, the Watervliet Arsenal commander has always found audiences to loudly proclaim their support for the nation's military and its Veterans. But saying it does not necessarily translates into action of actually doing it. That wasn't the case on January 24 when Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr. addressed hundreds of American Legion leadership from throughout New York State as they converged on the state's Capital District January 22-24 for their Mid-Winter Conference.

  • Workshop to inspire business start-ups

    Jan 22, 2016

    Hossenlopp organized a Ready Set Go workshop to help those who have a good idea but little else, those who want to grow existing businesses, and all stages in between. Limited to 40 military spouses, the free workshop includes a powerful set of sessions and panels to be held Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Sill's Truman Education Center.

  • USACE assists Benelux with consolidation, transformation

    Jan 22, 2016

    European Infrastructure Consolidation, a process announced by the Department of Defense last January to save the U.S. government approximately $500 million annually, is transforming and consolidating installations throughout Europe, including U.S. Army Garrison Benelux, by 2022.

  • NY American Legion Commander says the Arsenal is not like the movies

    Jan 22, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A former General Electric machinist obtained a place at the table on January 21 with senior leaders at the oldest, continuously operating manufacturing center in New York's Capital District -- the Army's Watervliet Arsenal.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Post recognizes volunteers' 2,000 hours of service

    Jan 21, 2016

    Fort Jackson leadership recognized the post's Soldiers and civilians whose volunteer efforts benefited both the base and the Columbia, South Carolina communities in a ceremony at the Joe E. Mann center, Jan. 19.

  • ARDEC seeks recognition of its broad range of capabilities

    Jan 20, 2016

    Picatinny Arsenal's reputation for expertise in lethality tends to eclipse its broad range of capabilities, which can be used to provide technical support for purposes of homeland security, a top executive at the arsenal said during a Jan. 19 town hall.

  • Hohenfels Soldier earns environmental award

    Jan 20, 2016

    A Hohenfels Soldier received the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria Environmental Officer of the Year award at the USAG Bavaria Environmental Quality Control Counsel, recently.

  • MWR encourages Soldiers, Families to express their creativity

    Jan 19, 2016

    For some, creating whimsical works of art is as natural as breathing. But for others, the thought of taking pen or brush to canvas can be daunting.

  • New IMCOM commander challenges employees to be agile

    Jan 19, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, held a workforce town hall for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart military and civilian employees at the Patch Barracks Chapel Jan. 14.

  • EFMP participants enjoy a day of fun, games

    Jan 15, 2016

    The USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir hosted more than a dozen Exceptional Family Member Program participants from across the National Capital Region, Jan. 9 for a day of learning, fun and camaraderie.

  • The tall, silent (watery) type

    Jan 15, 2016

    One of the quiet stars of everyday life on Fort Jackson is its water tower -- a 100-foot bulb on a pedestal that no one really notices until something doesn't work the way it's supposed to.

  • Musical barracks: Out of the old, into the new

    Jan 15, 2016

    The building was so new that the scent of glue and paint had yet to be supplanted by the basic training smells of pine oil and weapon-cleaning solution.

  • USAG Stuttgart professionals recognized during IMCOM Commander visit

    Jan 15, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command visited U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart for the first time since assuming command Nov. 4, 2015. Dahl participated in USAG Stuttgart's quarterly workforce engagement meeting, speaking to military and civilian personnel, recognizing Stuttgart's top professionals, at the Patch Barracks Chapel, Jan. 14, 2016.

  • IMCOM commander visits USAG Wiesbaden, recognizes top performers

    Jan 14, 2016

    WIESABDEN, Germany -- The new commanding general of Installation Management Command recently visited U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and took the time to meet with leaders to share with leaders here, as well as to recognize some of the garrison's highest-performing members.

  • Flood waters topple bridge, damage roads

    Jan 14, 2016

    Fort Leonard Wood had some closures during the rainstorm that caused flooding across Missouri Dec. 26 through 28, and overall sustained more than $700,000 worth of damage as a result of the high waters.

  • IMCOM commander visits U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

    Jan 13, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, Installation Management Command commander, stopped at the Rheinlander Community Club on Smith Barracks in Baumholder Jan. 13 to thank five U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz members for their work performance and present each a commander's coin.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • IMCOM Europe welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 12, 2016

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe welcomed its new command sergeant major and bid farewell to his predecessor during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held here Jan. 12.

  • Commissary stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

    Jan 11, 2016

    The numbers are in: military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills.

  • IMCOM provides Soldier-Olympians, souvenirs at GoArmy Zone

    Jan 7, 2016

    An opportunity to mingle with Soldier-Olympians and receive a free personal football trading card awaits visitors Friday and Saturday at the GoArmy Zone at Sunset Station in San Antonio. Four Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, including three Olympians, will be available at the booth for autographs, photographs and to discuss Army life, along with All-Army Sports and Soldier for Life program representatives.

  • Army wrestlers win 12th consecutive national team title

    Dec 28, 2015

    U.S. Army athletes won the team trophy for the 12th consecutive year during the U.S. Senior Nationals/Trials Qualifier in Las Vegas, showing the world they will be strong contenders at the upcoming U.S. Wrestling Olympic team trials.

  • Positive Impact: Teen assists animal shelter for Eagle Scout project

    Dec 24, 2015

  • Fort Campbell MPs take students to 'Shop with a Cop'

    Dec 24, 2015

  • Chaplain assistants: 106 years promoting readiness

    Dec 24, 2015

    I have researched a long lineage of proud chaplain assistants who have helped to shape who we are as a small military occupational specialty. IMCOM integrates and delivers base support to enable readiness for a self-reliant and globally-responsive All Volunteer Army. In contrast, chaplain assistants promote readiness on our installations by proving religious support to the senior commander on the post. Although seemingly insignificant at times, the chaplain assistants are invaluable contributors to the success of the command mission and the morale, resilience and strength of each unit in our Army.

  • 2015 DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey Launches Worldwide

    Dec 22, 2015

    Active Duty service members will be randomly selected to represent their Service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey (HRBS). The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete.

  • CSM O'Brien assumes senior enlisted adviser post at Fort Irwin garrison change of responsibility

    Dec 21, 2015

    At a ceremony on Dec. 16, Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos E. Esmurria turned over responsibility of being the senior enlisted advisor to the Fort Irwin garrison commander to the garrison's new Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O'Brien.

  • Installation Management Command Deputy Commanding Genera-Support visits Fort Irwin

    Dec 21, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Daniel G. Mitchell, Installation Management Command's Deputy Commanding General-Support, was briefed by senior garrison officials on Dec. 17 to be briefed on various garrison programs and construction projects.

  • Fort Hood a priority for new IMCOM commander

    Dec 21, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Hard, realistic training and constant operational tempo are taking their toll on this sprawling Central Texas post, and fixing it is a priority for the general in charge of Army installations worldwide. Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, who took command of the Army's Installation Management Command a month ago, said that Fort Hood has proven that it has the capacity, the diversity of units and the cooperation of civilian agencies at the local, state and federal level to remain vital to Army readiness.

  • PASSing fire safety to the DFAC

    Dec 19, 2015

    Chefs from the Camp Arifjan Zone 2 Dining Facility practiced fire suppression techniques here, Dec. 2. The DFAC team recertifies annually to ensure the continued safety of their patrons.

  • Baumholder makes room for new townhouses

    Dec 18, 2015

    In just under two days, 84 years of history came to an abrupt end recently to make room for the future of Baumholder. Fourteen linden trees on Ivy Street leading to the Lagerhoff Inn, planted in 1931 by the son of the original owner of the Lagerhoff, Otto Bier, were recently cut down to make room for a development of townhouses planned on the site.

  • Federal agencies teach installation law enforcement officers to stay 'ALERRT'

    Dec 17, 2015

    Twenty-five Army, Marine Corps and Department of the Army police officers and instructors on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., participated in a multi-service, week-long training course offered by the Department of Justice and Texas State University at the Military Police Training Division Law Enforcement Academy, Dec. 7-11.

  • Service members pay respect during Wreaths Across America

    Dec 17, 2015

    Service members pay respect during Wreaths Across America.

  • Suicide prevention is everyone's responsibility

    Dec 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -- In the same manner as it takes a community to raise a child, it's up to the Fort Huachuca community to ensure that no person is left behind when it comes to suicide prevention.

  • Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge gives public glimpse of Army training

    Dec 16, 2015

    Families, Soldiers and civilians spent three days learning about Army training while competing in a three-gun competition Dec. 4-6 at Krilling Range, during the 2015 Fort Benning Multi-gun Challenge.

  • Students put their STEM skills to the test in IMCOM-funded project

    Dec 16, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was showdown time in the Wiesbaden Middle School Auditorium Dec. 9. At stake were bragging rights, gift certificates and pizza. But the real stakes were demonstrating the depth of applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills acquired during a semester-long project that took Wiesbaden seventh-graders out of the classroom to spend time exploring the diversity of the STEM world.

  • Millions paid to small businesses, Tobyhanna exceeds Army's goals

    Dec 15, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Tobyhanna Army Depot awarded contracts worth millions of dollars to small business vendors, shattering the Army's socioeconomic goals for fiscal year 2015.

  • IMCOM employee continues service to community as Fort Sam Houston school board vice president

    Dec 14, 2015

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS (December 7, 2015) -- A management analyst for the Army Installation Management Command was recently appointed to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees as the vice president of the board.

  • Pilot deconstruction program rids post of older structures

    Dec 10, 2015

    If you've noticed the disappearance of a laundry, warehouse and chapel on Fort Leonard Wood, it is not an illusion. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Alabama, Facilities Reduction Program, in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, recently finalized a deconstruction pilot project on post.

  • CID warns of posting holiday travel plans online

    Dec 9, 2015

    As Soldiers and their families prepare for the holiday season, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, warns that posting travel plans on social media sites makes your home vulnerable to burglary.

  • Fueling Soldiers on the go

    Dec 9, 2015

    The dining facility on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has introduced a first-of-its-kind for installations in the Mid-Atlantic region meal program that is designed to refuel Soldiers after physical training and get them on the move to their next assignment.

  • Winterizing homes, caution critical to safe holiday, winter seasons

    Dec 9, 2015

    Shoveling snow, checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keeping track of your health this holiday season may seem trivial but taking the initiative to do so may be the difference between life and death.

  • IMCOM: Individual development plans key to reaching career goals

    Dec 9, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosted a series of briefings for employees in Career Program 29 on Dec. 3 and 4 in order to inform them about the career development and advancement opportunities available through the Army.

  • Air Force vet sings praises of family love to win Operation Rising Star

    Dec 8, 2015

    A former singer in the Air Force Band and military mother of four was named champion of the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest Dec. 4 at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio. Chelsea Tabisz, an Air Force spouse from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, expressed her love of family throughout four shows filmed for the worldwide web. Internet viewers voted 141,096 times for their favorite performers at, which experienced a 97 percent increase in viewership over the 2014 Operation Rising Star.