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  • Was ist los in Franken? May 22 through 29, 2015

    May 21, 2015

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

  • Arsenal makes an "educated" investment that may take years to payoff

    May 18, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The fact that the Watervliet Arsenal made an investment last week is not news as workers here often see the arrival of new machinery, ongoing work to improve water systems, and repairs to buildings. But this investment is different in that it may take years to payoff. Nevertheless, with more than 200 years in continuous operation, the Arsenal leadership believes it has time on its side given that this investment deals with students who are still in middle school.

  • Expect travel delays, heightened security during G7 demonstrations near Garmisch

    May 18, 2015

    The Group of Seven Summit, to be held June 7-8 near Klais, Germany, just 12 miles south of Garmisch is expected to draw large numbers of protestors. Those traveling to the area in the days leading up to, during or shortly after should expect potential road closures, travel delays and heightened security measures.

  • Overseas Tax Filing Deadline Approaches

    May 18, 2015

    Tax filers, who think they've missed the deadline for filing 2014 tax returns, think again. Taxpayers who were overseas on April 15, 2015 are entitled to an automatic two-month extension to file their 2014 returns.

  • Chief of staff retires after 31 years of service

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The chief of staff for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, formally retired from the Army after 31 years of military service and said his goodbyes during a May 8 ceremony at Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall.

  • FH Prayer Breakfast hosted on National Day of Prayer

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca hosted its annual Prayer Breakfast at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 7 on the National Day of Prayer.

  • Combat Medic 10k draws more than 150 runners, walkers

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - More than 150 runners and walkers took off from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on Fort Huachuca for the 17th Annual Combat Medic 10k Saturday.

  • Change of responsibility brings new MI Corps chief warrant officer

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Outgoing Chief Warrant Officer of the Military Intelligence Corps, Joe Okabayashi, chief warrant officer 5, relinquished responsibility to incoming Chief Warrant Officer of the Military Intelligence Corps, Matthew Martin, chief warrant officer five, during the change of responsibility May 8 in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall.

  • The long journey home

    May 18, 2015

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shudders against the strong winds, and some of its passengers get a bit nervous. Even so, the two crewmen sitting behind the pilots remain unnerved. Perhaps they had nerves of steel or were accustomed to the turbulence, or perhaps they were just intensely focused on their mission - going home. The 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division flew various types of aircraft back to Fort Hood, Texas, after completing their National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, California, May 11.

  • Mini society teaches elementary school youth about economics

    May 18, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School were given a hands-on lesson in economics on May 8 while participating in a mini society fair hosted by kindergarten teacher Althea Brown's class.

  • Sustainable readiness in the making

    May 17, 2015

    Members of the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico gathered at the command's headquarters, May 15-17, to participate in the organization's Mission Training Brief (MTB) in preparation for training year 2016.

  • Army releases Memorial Day PSAs

    May 15, 2015

    This week, the Army released two public service announcements about Memorial Day. The PSAs, produced by Army Entertainment, a division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, are designed to inform the American public about the holiday's true meaning through the voices of Army leaders and surviving Family members of fallen Soldiers.

  • Multi-agency K-9 training helps teams develop new skills and techniques

    May 15, 2015

    More than 40 law enforcement K-9 and military working dog teams from federal, state and local jurisdictions in Maryland and Virginia came to Fort A.P. Hill May 4-8 to participate in the Street Tactics Advanced Techniques Seminar at the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center.

  • Exploring Machiavelli through the writing of Ross King

    May 15, 2015

    Author and historian Ross King speaks with members of the Vicenza Military Community.

  • Full-scale exercise refines US-host nation response capability

    May 15, 2015

    The Vicenza Military Community teamed up with host nation emergency management agencies May 6-7 to conduct its annual Italian-American full-scale exercise.

  • USAG Vicenza hosts Company Commander-First Sergeant Course

    May 15, 2015

    The USAG Vicenza hosted a Company Commander/First Sergeant's Course May 11-15 to enhance the leadership skills of 19 company commanders and first sergeants and prepare them for these positions.

  • Soldier motorcycle riders learn important safety lessons

    May 15, 2015

    Fort Campbell's Installation Safety Office began Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by offering the briefings for all Soldier-riders.

  • Detroit Arsenal Plants Tree to Commemorate Peace Officers

    May 15, 2015

    The Detroit Arsenal held a ceremony Friday as part of Peace Officer's Memorial Day to pay tribute to the service that peace officers provide our nation every day and for those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

  • Campbell Crossing takes stress, uncertainty out of clearing

    May 15, 2015

    Whether it's the first time or the 10th time, most Soldiers and Families will agree that the most stressful part of a Permanent Change of Station is packing up a home and getting it ready for new tenants. As a busy PCS season begins at Fort Campbell, Campbell Crossing -- the Lend Lease Company that manages installation housing -- wants transitioning Families to know that the process can be quick and painless. A few easy steps can ensure a successful cleaning of quarters.

  • Service members celebrate Armed Forces Day in Puerto Rico

    May 15, 2015

    Hundreds of service members assigned to military units in Puerto Rico celebrated the Armed Forces Day by participating in a 2.5 mile run around the military installation May 15.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • 100 ton event served as dress rehearsal for Trinity Site

    May 15, 2015

    About 800 yards south of ground zero at Trinity Site, construction engineers built a heavy-duty 20-foot wooden platform. It had to be sturdy because they then stacked 108 tons of TNT on top of it. Then, on May 7, 1945, well before dawn, the neatly stacked boxes of TNT were detonated.

  • Governor recognizes importance of military in Hawaii

    May 15, 2015

    Elected officials, business leaders and military personnel gathered at the state capitol, Friday, to formally declare May to be Military Appreciation Month at a ceremony co-hosted by Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Hawaii Military Affairs Council.

  • Gift giving has value limits w/o pressure

    May 15, 2015

    Dear JAG, I'm a company commander, and my battalion is changing command next week. I haven't thought about a gift because of my focus on my Soldiers and their mission.

  • Leader development a priority for the garrison

    May 15, 2015

    "It's been a long journey, but well worth the trip!"

  • Army technology safely destroys historic munitions

    May 15, 2015

    Army officials announced the successful destruction of 10 historic munitions, here, using the Army's transportable Explosive Destruction System (EDS).

  • Army wraps up Schofield range prescribed burn

    May 15, 2015

    Army officials announced May 13 was the last day of active burning for the annual prescribed burn, here, at the training range complex.

  • Key strategies help you ride safely on a motorcycle

    May 15, 2015

    Riding a motorcycle is always a risky activity.

  • USAG Japan commemorates Vietnam veterans after 50 years

    May 14, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 14, 2015) -- "Service, Valor and Sacrifice," are words that symbolize the virtues demonstrated by veterans during the Vietnam War; they are the words that encompass the 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration flag uncased during the commemoration ceremony held May 12 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center.

  • AFN giving viewers 80 more hours of sports a week

    May 14, 2015

    Americans living overseas want more sports. The American Forces Network listened and is giving it to them in a new 24/7 channel, AFN|sports2, which debuts June 1 at 9 a.m. central European time.

  • Swing, glide, twist and turn at K1 in Kaiserslautern

    May 14, 2015

    Need to get your adrenaline fix? K1 Waldseilpark, a ropes course just a short car ride from downtown Kaiserslautern, might have just enough thrills to satisfy even the craziest individuals.

  • Fort Drum bids farewell to outgoing leader, welcomes division's first female deputy commander

    May 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum commander, awarded a Legion of Merit Medal to Brig. Gen. Carl Alex for his tenure as the deputy commanding general for support and welcomed Col. Diana Holland in that role, during an intimate ceremony away from the Army's normal pomp and circumstance May 6 at Fort Drum.

  • Fort Drum spouse receives Mother's Day invitation to visit the White House

    May 14, 2015

    For Mother's Day this year, one Fort Drum spouse was given the opportunity of a lifetime: an invitation to attend the annual White House Mother's Day Tea on May 8.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers reenlist at national monument

    May 14, 2015

    Thanks to a dedicated career counselor, six Soldiers assigned to 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, will forever have the memory of raising their right hand and swearing their allegiance to the U.S. Army on April 29 in front of Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome, N.Y.

  • Top CFC volunteers honored at awards event

    May 14, 2015

    Federal employees in the greater St. Louis area, including Fort Leonard Wood, contributed more than $2,445,000 to a variety of local and national charities during the fall 2014 Gateway Combined Federal Campaign.

  • ROC Drill helps refine capabilities

    May 14, 2015

    CASCOM hosted a Theater Opening Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the Logistics Exercise and Simulation Center April 27 - May 1 to gather feedback on adapting the sustainment community to support the Army of 2020 and beyond.

  • Stevens-Ogaz signs with Trinity University

    May 14, 2015

    Vicenza High School senior Soliyah Stevens-Ogaz signed a national letter of intent May 11 to play volleyball for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Fort Sill selects Drill Sergeant of Year

    May 14, 2015

    Drill Sergeant (Staff Sgt.) Sophia Burdulinski was named the 2015 Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • National Day of Prayer: Chaplain encourages attendees to live calling

    May 14, 2015

    The Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill conducted a National Day of Prayer lunch, May 8, at the Historic Patriot Club.

  • Training for Vietnam, fighting for civil rights: Post an island of relative calm in a turbulent sea

    May 14, 2015

    In the Columbia of the 1960s, ladies who lunched wore hats and white gloves as they crossed the street diagonally to reach the Belk's or Tapp's snack counter. Others, perhaps considering themselves genteel, gathered in their white robes to protest recent civil rights legislation by marching up Main Street to the Capitol -- the Capitol whose Confederate battle flag flapped gaily in the breeze.

  • Victory Week begins, graduates go out with a bang

    May 14, 2015

    How a handful of enemy fighters thought they could hold up Wednesday morning's basic-training graduation with a truck and mortar was anyone's guess. From the start, they were outmanned and outgunned. The moment four UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters swooped over the tree line at the edge of Hilton Field, the enemy's plans fell apart. Within seconds of landing, the helicopters disgorged more than a dozen troops, and a violent firefight erupted.

  • Breaking Bad 2: Redemption continues

    May 14, 2015

    Last week Breaking Bad opened the Fort Sill story of Mike Anderson and Clayton Johnson (aliases), two men with substance abuse problems. Anderson came to a breaking point when, while intoxicated, he was in a car accident with his two children. Johnson's wife encouraged him to seek help after he developed changes to his mind and body. This is part two of the three-part story.

  • Fort Sill Thrift Shop turns 50

    May 14, 2015

    The Fort Sill Thrift Store celebrated its 50th birthday.

  • 4 Hall of Fame inductees show commitment to post

    May 14, 2015

    Four people committed to the well-being of the post and its Soldiers will be inducted into the Fort Jackson Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Saturday, as part of closing ceremonies for Victory Week.

  • Emergency reveals value of training

    May 14, 2015

    A Fort Carson military policeman performed CPR on an unresponsive Soldier, resuscitating her multiple times until an ambulance could arrive

  • Academy develops civilian leaders

    May 14, 2015

    The Leadership Drives Results and Success Academy fosters leadership skills in Department of the Army civilians at Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • PCMS firefighters provide emergency backup

    May 14, 2015

    For car accidents, rescues or fires happening in a large area of Southern Colorado, there's a chance the responding firefighters will be from PiƱon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado.

  • Garrison CSM recognizes Net Zero champions

    May 14, 2015

    Three Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers were recognized as Net Zero champions by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss during the Spring Facility Energy Training event hosted by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) May 6, 2015, at The Hub.

  • 1-212th Avn. welcomes new commander

    May 14, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment welcomed its new commander while bidding farewell to its former commander during a change of command ceremony on Howze Field May 8.

  • Fort Rucker's lifeblood: Post thanks volunteers for selfless service

    May 14, 2015

    "Volunteers are the lifeblood of Fort Rucker," the garrison commander told Soldiers, family members and civilian employees attending the May 7 Fort Rucker Quarterly Volunteer Recognition ceremony to honor those who gave their time for the betterment of the community.

  • Community prays for nation at luncheon

    May 14, 2015

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, "faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase," and many in the Fort Rucker community took a step during the National Day of Prayer to celebrate faiths from all walks of life.

  • System accounts for, helps Soldiers, families

    May 14, 2015

    In the immediate aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster, chaos reigns, and oftentimes Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees get caught up in the maelstrom.

  • Soldiers leave lasting impact on local community

    May 14, 2015

    Today's Army is an all-volunteer force made up of men and women who made the decision to give something back to their country. But for some Soldiers, the need to give back does not stop there.

  • Job hunt: Employment readiness helps transitioning Soldiers

    May 14, 2015

    Change is something that all Army families and Soldiers are pretty familiar with, but one unfamiliar transition that a Soldier might be faced with is searching for a job when shifting back into civilian life.

  • Sill security tightens due to ISIL threat

    May 14, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Gates were backed up Monday morning as military police used extra measures as part of U.S. Northern Command's directive to raise force protection conditions due to recent activity by the Islamic State (ISIL).

  • Weather-awareness key to Oklahoma living

    May 14, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The protracted drought that silenced Southwest Oklahoma to precipitation appears to have ended as a few local reservoirs and many smaller ponds are at or near full capacity. However, severe weather accompanied that beneficial rain and served as a reminder to people who live and work here to stay especially weather aware this time of year.

  • Okie bucket list looks into times past

    May 14, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- I was overwhelmed by the number of responses from my inaugural column. First, thank you for being so kind and welcoming. I suppose many of you can remember what it was like moving to a new place and you have truly outdone yourselves in making me feel welcome.

  • Parents lead way in healthy childhood eating habits

    May 14, 2015

    Childhood obesity is becoming an increasing concern amongst parents and pediatricians. As children engage in more sedentary activities, the ratio of activity to calories consumed widens and weight gain and unhealthy eating habits creep in to daily routines. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and the commanding general for the Army Medical Command, encourages children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, a sentiment that is reinforced in the Army's Performance Triad program and echoed by Madigan Army Medical Center pediatricians and care providers.

  • Happening May 15: Local events to stress importance of safety

    May 14, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will highlight the importance of safety with two events set for later this month.

  • 150 years later, a look back at Lincoln conspirators' military tribunal

    May 14, 2015

    The abrupt ending of the play "Our American Cousin" on April 14, 1865, marked the beginning of the most sensationalized real life drama in American history and politics- the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • JBM-HH offices trying to take the pain out of PCSing

    May 14, 2015

    The acronym PCS, also known as permanent change of station, is part of the lifestyles of all career service members. For some, packing, planning and uprooting for another assignment is loathed and despised. New housing has to be found; some much-loved pets are forced to stay stateside when a military family ships overseas and new schools have to be researched and selected.

  • Navy Yard shooting chaplaincy response, power of prayer the themes at annual conference

    May 14, 2015

    On the 2015 National Day of Prayer, Navy Yard shooting survivor Jennifer Bennett explained her relationship with the power of spiritual conversation at the 9th Annual Military and Civilian Chaplain Interagency Conference held at the Fort Myer Officers' Club May 7.

  • Army wife named Military Spouse of the Year

    May 14, 2015

    Army spouse Corie Weathers was named 2015 Military Spouse of the Year during the 8th Annual Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year ceremony May 8 on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • World War II paratrooper watches VE Day flyover from Whipple Field

    May 14, 2015

    Carl Anderson is a member of "the Greatest Generation," and he may have the greatest sense of humor.

  • Honoring children's heroes

    May 14, 2015

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Family Advocacy Program recognized five Children's Heroes May 7 during its Blue Tie Affair at the Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Fort Leonard Wood transition summit results in more than 200 job offers

    May 13, 2015

    More than 200 transitioning Soldiers now have solid civilian job offers following a hiring fair, which capped off the Soldier for Life -- Transition Assistance Program Summit May 5 and 6.

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

    Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 8 - 9.

  • Europe Region sweeps IMCOM Best Warrior competition

    May 13, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (May 11, 2015) -- A pair of Military policemen from U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Schinnen were named U.S. Army Installation Management Command Soldier and Noncommisssioned Officer of the Year in the 2015 IMCOM Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis May 4-8.

  • 58th Trans NCO nabs elite TRADOC Instructor of the Year honor

    May 13, 2015

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier has been recognized by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command as the 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year.

  • Mic check . . . meet the voice of Fort Leonard Wood ceremonies

    May 13, 2015

    You may not know him, but chances are you've heard his voice -- Jesse Rutledge -- the voice of Fort Leonard Wood. Since Rutledge began narrating events in 2000, he has served as the master of ceremonies for nearly 100 scripted military functions.

  • Compound prescription medications - what are they?

    May 13, 2015

    Costs associated with compounded pharmaceutical products have risen dramatically over the last several years. According to a Military Times article published in February 2015, The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $746 million in 2014, up from $259 million in 2013.1 The article references DoD provided data indicating that DoD expenditures for compounded prescriptions amount to $6 million per day.1

  • Hohenfels students take part in Army training

    May 12, 2015

    Students get up close look at JMRC jobs

  • 2015 Summer Hire program offers paying jobs to Bavaria youth

    May 12, 2015

    Community family members between the ages of 14 - 22 years old now have the opportunity to gain meaningful job experience here while getting paid. The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region has begun accepting applications for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • Why We Serve: Honor

    May 12, 2015

  • Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for NTC, Fort Irwin Advocacy Center

    May 12, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30. The garden was the Eagle Scout project of Tyler Stoeger, 14, who wanted to do something bigger for the community, he said. He described the garden as a quiet place to rest and recharge. The garden is only a few steps away from the center, which provides a comprehensive and coordinated system of care for victims of sexual assault, domestic assault and domestic abuse, according to Maj. Robyn Boehringer -- program manager for SHARP and the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program here.

  • 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment wins 2015 Gainey Cup

    May 12, 2015

    The six-man scout squad, from 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, out of Vilseck, Germany, took the title of the 2015 William J. (Joe) Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad.

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

    Whether you're looking to stock your home on a budget or on the hunt for hidden treasure, the Hui 'O Na Wahine Thrift Shop may have it -- for a fraction of the retail price.

  • Spouses club awards $120,000 to help Soldiers, families

    May 12, 2015

    The Hui 'O Na Wahine, Schofield Barracks All Ranks Spouses Club, awarded $120,000, recently, at a ceremony at the Hui Thrift Shop, here.

  • Military-impacted schools striving toward accreditation

    May 12, 2015

    Sept. 18, 2012, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) approved a Department of Education (DOE) five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Lincoln Conspirator's trial remembered

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate hosted a special observance during the 150-year anniversary of the military tribunal held after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • B Troop hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new barn

    May 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 for their newly constructed barn at Buffalo Corral.

  • JAG celebrates Law Day by presenting Magna Carta at School

    May 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Staff Judge Advocate Office, JAG, office celebrated Law Day, reaching out to fifth-graders at General Myer Elementary School about the importance of the subject of law.

  • Army Intelligence showcases Medal of Honor recipients

    May 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in action against the enemy, was established by Congress in 1861.

  • DOD, VA training aims to share lessons learned in amputee care

    May 11, 2015

    Healthcare providers from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the world will gather here next week for a joint training symposium focused on the latest innovations in amputee care.

  • At 94, Grandmother Stays on Duty for Soldiers and Airmen

    May 11, 2015

    At 94 years old, Julia Santiago is still young at heart. And, she says, a big part of her youthful spirit is her part-time job at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, her employer for the last 44 years.

  • GLWACH welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 11, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams assumed responsibility as the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Command Sergeant Major, replacing outgoing Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams heads to Germany. Hospital Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, welcomed the new Command Sergeant Major and assured him that this was going to be a great tour for him and his family. "This is an outstanding hospital--the best hospital in the AMEDD," Nielsen said. "Thank you very much for what I know you're going to do on behalf of our staff, our patients and our community." Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams spoke about his life's journey and what this assignment has meant to him. "First, I want to thank God because he has taken me from a little kid back in Alabama and New Orleans to the pinnacle and one of the best jobs I've had in the Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams. "One of the things I will miss about this special place are the relationships that I have gained over the last 22 months," Williams said. "I cherish the relationships and comraderies I've gained throughout the hospital and the community. They have become priceless to me and my family." During his time at GLWACH, Williams saw many new first-time services initiated here such as the first civilian/military Electronic Intensive Care Unit established in an MTF, and the first ever VA inpatient sharing agreement with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital to provide local veterans with healthcare closer to their homes. "What great lengths our staff goes through daily to take great care of our nation's sons, daughters, family members and retirees. What a great team of teams we have. I am humbled to have been a part of this impressive team," Williams said. Several exclusive GLWACH-only services initiated by staff members have advanced medical practices within both Army and civilian medicine alike such as the "Stemi hot load" cardiac patient transport procedure which ultimately saved the lives of five patients during the first few months since the procedure went live. "So, what makes GLWACH so great?" asked Williams. "It is truly about the people. I can unequivocally say that it is the Soldiers and civilians who roll up their sleeves every day and make magic happen." People will forget what you say and what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel, Williams said. "I look out over the crowd and I see faces. Faces that greeted me every morning with a bright smile and a warm hello as I walked throughout the facility, Fort Leonard Wood, and the civilian community on a daily basis. You in the audience are what makes this place so special to my family," Williams said. Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams remarked that it was both a privilege and an honor to be selected for his new position here. "As the Army and Army Medicine transforms, I will ensure that our beneficiaries and the local community receive the highest quality healthcare possible. That's my pledge to you, Fort Leonard Wood Community," said Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams. "I pledge to the Soldiers these things: their ultimate welfare, training, development and mentorship." "These are both fine, outstanding Sergeants Major," Nielsen said. "This is a bitter-sweet day." (Editor's note: John Brooks is the marketing and public affairs officer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital)

  • Armed reconnaissance helicopter ends journey

    May 11, 2015

    The Army has closed an important chapter in Army aviation. Joined by colleagues, Army aviators and friends, the product office for Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter cased its colors during a ceremony May 7.

  • $1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies

    May 11, 2015

    Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

  • 2015 Alamo Federal Executive Board Winners

    May 11, 2015

    Several Army Medicine employees were recognized by the Alamo Federal Executive Board recently for their accomplishments and achievements during the 2015 Federal Recognition Awards ceremony held at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • Soldier's journey from child abuse victim to child welfare advocate

    May 8, 2015

    Sgt. Jamaal Cromer, nursing noncommissioned officer at Katterbach Army Health Clinic, survived child abuse and now advocates for child welfare.

  • Wiesbaden volunteers give more than 78,000 hours

    May 8, 2015

    Behold, the power of the volunteer: From April 2014 to March 2015, Wiesbaden volunteers gave 78, 328.1 hours to the garrison. Based on the average hourly earnings of all production and non-supervisory employees as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the current hourly rate of $23.07, over the past year, they have saved U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden $1,807,029.20. They were honored with a luncheon at the Community Activity Center April 24, with top volunteers recognized with prizes and plaques.

  • Archbishop at USAG Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon

    May 8, 2015

    More than 100 Soldiers and Family members gathered to hear the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, speak at the 2015 U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon Wednesday.

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • Final miles of remembrance run held on JBM-HH, ANC

    May 8, 2015

    Escorted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall police department cruisers, a dozen Virginia Run for the Fallen runners completed the final legs of a four-day, 240-mile run by taking the last paces of the event through JBM-HH and Arlington National Cemetery May 3.

  • Army leadership says 'no' to sexual assault in new PSA

    May 8, 2015

    United States Army senior leaders gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall May 4 to shoot a public service announcement promoting a new initiative that will attack sexual assault and harassment in the force from the ground up.

  • Marines react to Marine Corps War Memorial restoration

    May 8, 2015

    After nearly 60 years serving as a major destination for tourists and service members, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial will receive a multi-million dollar restoration, and some World War II Marines who landed on Iwo Jima reacted to the news that over $5 million will aid in the project.

  • CSM Salinas is NTC's Interim Command Sergeant Major as CSM Travers is reassigned to ARCIC

    May 8, 2015

    In a ceremony on Fort Irwin on April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen J. Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center's senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sergeant Major Noe R. Salinas. Salinas will serve as NTC's Interim Command Sergeant Major, until the Department of the Army assigns a permanent replacement for Travers.

  • Firefighters build relationships through joint ARFF training

    May 8, 2015

    Fort Campbell's fire and emergency services conducted Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training at Campbell Army Airfield with firefighters from the Clarksville and Hopkinsville Fire Departments Monday through Wednesday.

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