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  • Soldier Show pays tribute to 'Soldier for Life'

    Apr 24, 2015

    This year's Soldier Show "We Serve" pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Was ist los in Franken? April 24 through May 1, 2015

    Apr 23, 2015

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

  • Soldier gives Mustang new lease on life

    Apr 20, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- For more than five years a piece of American history sat alone in a garage, filthy and all but forgotten. In 2010, while on rest and recuperation from a deployment to Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Cesar Delgado, former training instructor at the depot's U.S. Army High Tech Regional Training Site, noticed the sleeping beauty and immediately set his sights on bringing back its luster.

  • "Mustangs" win Philip A. Connelly Award

    Apr 20, 2015

    2nd Brigade Support Battalion "Mustangs" assigned to2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division participated in this year's Philip A. Connelly Field Competition for food service, 14 April.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

    Apr 20, 2015

    The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

  • Glued apples

    Apr 19, 2015

    Walk upon a group of strangers and ask them what brought them together and they'll all point to one person. The glue, the one they look up to when they're down, because she's up cheering.

  • Fort Bliss families walk against child abuse

    Apr 19, 2015

    "One-two-three kids are cool, one-two-three kids are cool," chanted Col. Michael J. Hester, Fort Bliss garrison commander and more than 100 kids and their families to kick off the 11th Annual Military Child, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault two-mile awareness walk and family day, at Biggs Park on Fort Bliss, Texas, April 11, 2015.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • El Paso Chihuahuas opening night

    Apr 19, 2015

    Photos from the El Paso Chihuahuas opening night, at El Paso, Texas, April 9, 2015. More than fifty Soldiers from across Fort Bliss, Texas supported the opening day for the El Paso Chihuahuas, a AAA baseball affiliate for the Sand Diego Padres. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. Marcus Fichtl, 24th Press Camp)

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • April 25 open house to showcase base housing availability

    Apr 17, 2015

    Military retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve, and Department of Defense employees now have an opportunity live on post.

  • Garrison dedicates enlarged FMWR Pet Kennels

    Apr 17, 2015

    Pulling up to the gate of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Pet Kennel on Halawa Valley Street, here, you will park your car and open the door to the delightful cadence of canines at play.

  • Volunteer service gets recognized with inaugural 'Na Koa Award'

    Apr 17, 2015

    A dozen exemplary volunteers were awarded the inaugural U.S. Army-Hawaii Na Koa Award at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 14, at the Nehelani.

  • Ceremony honors 'hands that serve, hearts that care'

    Apr 17, 2015

    Connecting, making a difference in the community, helping -- there are many reasons for volunteering.

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

    U.S. Army-Hawaii's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is in full swing following a proclamation signing, earlier this month, at the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center engaging Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members alike with SHARP events throughout Hawaii, both on and off the installation.

  • Innovative technology destroys old munitions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

  • USARHAW celebrates strength of National Volunteer Week

    Apr 17, 2015

    Hundreds of organizations within the U.S. Army-Hawaii community rely on the service of volunteers.

  • PT in the Park makes morning of make believe

    Apr 17, 2015

    Walt Disney once said that "you can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

  • Effective problem solving helps us develop mental agility

    Apr 17, 2015

    Have you ever solved a problem, only to have to solve it again next week or next month?

  • Believing, assisting sexual assault victims is important

    Apr 17, 2015

    The types of questions, above, among many others, have routinely plagued sexual assault victims after they have found the courage to come forward and confide to someone they trust about the crime committed against them.

  • Academy emphasizing SHARP in today's Army

    Apr 17, 2015

    To promote April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, students attending the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Academy's Baseline Certification Course at Fort Leavenworth handed out fliers and educated patrons on the importance of preventing sexual violence April 10 at the Post Exchange and Commissary.

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry's foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, "bourbon" wasn't really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq and therapy for PTSD changed all that.

  • Use caution with social networking

    Apr 17, 2015

    A hit list of 100 U.S. military personnel, allegedly created by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham terrorist organization, was published last month by an ISIS-support group calling themselves the "Islamic State Hacking Division." The list included names, photos and addresses of service members the organization claims was hacked from military servers, databases and social media. The Fort Campbell installation antiterrorism office warns residents of social media risks.

  • Forestry, food program cultivate partnership

    Apr 17, 2015

    As John Paul Hart opened the door to a walk-in cooler he revealed thousands of saplings that will be used at Fort Campbell. Approximately 18,000 trees will be planted on post, while 3,000 will be given to schools and Arbor Day participants April 24. The installation forestry technician may have been in a bind if not for the help of Roman Singleton, Installation Food Program manager, because the tree saplings had to be in a refrigerated environment prior to planting.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Sill Soldiers exercise with 1st Armored Division

    Apr 17, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 18th Field Artillery recently participated in a large-scale exercise with more than 6,000 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new rec center and gym in the GTA bring much-needed comfort to OAR Soldiers.

  • Children Learn What They Live

    Apr 16, 2015

    This public service announcement was produced by the Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This PSA, scripted and coordinated by JBM-HH Army Community Services' Family Advocacy Program staff, is meant to support the Month of the Military Child by raising awareness. This video features passages from "Children Learn What They Live," by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. (Official U.S. Army video)

  • Ceremony, reenactment at Appomattox mark 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender to Grant

    Apr 16, 2015

    Civil War, Appomattox, Confederate, Union, Soldier, General, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Army, Northern Virginia, 3d U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, Pentagram, The last salute, Mort Kuntler, Ed Bearss, Kim Holien

  • Running with the blossoms: FMWR races again at Fort McNair

    Apr 16, 2015

    Throughout the United States, the season of spring brings a flurry of exercise, jogging and running. At Louisville's Churchill Downs, three-year-old thoroughbreds will run for the roses in the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday of May.

  • Families get fit at Cody CDC

    Apr 16, 2015

    Families from Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall ran, jumped and got physically active together April 11 during the second Family Fitness Fun Day.

  • Marines welcome new sergeant major

    Apr 16, 2015

    Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall bid farewell April 10 to one sergeant major and welcomed another during a relief and appointment ceremony held outside Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Power of attorney: Which one do I need?

    Apr 16, 2015

    After nearly a decade and a half of war, service members and their spouses are likely familiar with general powers of attorney. The most common type of power of attorney is a durable, general power of attorney. This document transfers nearly every legal right a person has to another individual. Durable means the document survives even if you are incapacitated for some reason (e.g. in a coma in a hospital). Even though a durable power of attorney is what is likely provided to a trusted person during a deployment, it might not be the best power of attorney for everyone who deploys.

  • Twin brothers reflect on time in Old Guard

    Apr 16, 2015

    When twin brothers Jason and Justin Gensler decided to join the Army in 2012, they had no idea they would eventually wind up working on the same casket team as part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Tunisian general takes part in JBM-HH and ANC ceremonies

    Apr 16, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Ismail Fathalli, Chief of Staff of the Tunisian Army, received the Legion of Merit Award and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during two April 13 morning ceremonies at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Rader Clinic training hours to change: Weekly one-hour closures switch to one full day monthly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In a new initiative to better prepare healthcare professionals employed at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic for every day patient care, the clinic is rearranging its training schedule starting June 3.

  • MIZZOU trains MEB's MPs

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- Soldiers with the 463rd Military Police Company received professional development training from the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute, or LETI, March 16-18.

  • Hiring fair at Fort Leonard Wood part of Soldier For Life Transition Summit

    Apr 16, 2015

    A hiring fair, employment workshops and networking events are part of the Fort Leonard Wood Missouri Soldier for Life Transition Summit scheduled May 5 to 6. The summit is open to all service members.

  • Fort Sill Unit Ministry Teams ascend to reflect, boost trust

    Apr 16, 2015

    Fort Sill unit ministry teams gathered atop Mount Scott for a day of spiritual reflection and team-building exercises.

  • Fort Sill hosts Special Olympics, safety & health expo

    Apr 16, 2015

    Fort Sill hosted the Great Plains Area Regional Special Olympics April 10 at Prichard Field. The event coincided with the post's health expo and safety fair, part of the Healthy Base Initiative to promote fitness for the total Army family.

  • New Fort Sill Visitor Control Center running smoothly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In business for about six weeks, operations are moving smoothly at the new Fort Sill Visitor Control Center, according to the garrison commander.

  • Commentary - Grandparents raising grandchildren

    Apr 16, 2015

    My life changed dramatically in May 2011, after gaining full custody of my grandson.

  • Soldiers, family brought together by training

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Typically Army training takes a Soldier away from family, but that's not the case for the Moriartys.

  • Game of Drones: Sill Soldiers awarded at NTC

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- A noncommissioned officer from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery (Red Dragons) was recently recognized by the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Dignity, closure: POW's remains returned to Richmond family after more than 64 years

    Apr 16, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (April 16, 2015) -- Lindsey Calvin Lockett has spent virtually his entire life filling in blank spots about his father. Tidbits of information here and there helped him form a better image of who he was, but it was never quite complete.

  • A day in the life

    Apr 16, 2015

    Mothers clambered up rope ladders and rolled through mud pits as their husbands pushed babies in strollers. Soldier fathers coaxed their children to rappel down the Victory Wall. And, for several hours, the battalion commander answered to "honey" or "Dad." More than 250 spouses and children took part in the 165th Wayne Day on Saturday, in an outing designed to show -- as Staff Sgt. Hoan Nguyen put it to the group he led through the day's events -- "what Mom and Dad do every day" if they want to be fit and confident Soldiers in the United States Army.

  • Speeding poses danger at access control points

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Barriers at the Fort Leonard Wood access control points are meant to keep the bad guys out, but there is danger to all those driving more than the 25 mph posted speed limit.

  • Missouri teen with post connection honored by national organization

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- A military child with connections to Fort Leonard Wood will be recognized with a Military Child of the Year; Award from Operation Homefront today.

  • Un-bee-lievable skills

    Apr 16, 2015

    In the end, it was zucchini that made all the difference. "Zucchini" was the final word in last week's spelling bee at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School. Of the 18 students selected for the April 9 event, only two were left standing when the final word of the day was sounded.

  • BAE Systems delivers first upgraded Paladin

    Apr 16, 2015

    ELGIN, Okla. -- BAE Systems of Elgin, Okla., delivered the first low-rate initial production (LRIP) M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer April 9 bringing the Army one step closer to gaining a more lethal and responsive howitzer in its arsenal.

  • PAO journalist at Fort Leonard Wood is Army's top civilian journalist for 2014

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office's photojournalist Melissa Buckley is the U.S. Army's top civilian journalist for 2014.

  • Preventing assault: It's everyone's job

    Apr 16, 2015

    Malissa Welch and Jacqueline Andrews stand at the forefront of the battle against sexual assault on post. As a sexual assault response coordinator and victim advocate, respectively, the women have used the current Sexual Assault Awareness Month to broadcast the message of prevention to service members and civilians -- loud, clear and as often as possible.

  • Heroic action earns Soldier's Medal

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- When a Fort Leonard Wood Soldier saw a private struggle to get a live grenade over the wall, he grabbed the Soldier and used his body to shield the Soldier from the ensuing blast.

  • Doctor takes dose of BCT at Fort Leonard Wood as prescription for self-improvement

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 16, 2015) -- As if completing seven years of schooling to obtain a medical degree isn't hard enough, a physician is trying to add Soldier to his list of accomplishments.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Total Army Force chaplains gather for SORTAF 2015

    Apr 16, 2015

    The FORSCOM Command Chaplain's Office hosted the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum, April 14 - 16, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The forum was designed to train, develop and empower junior chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force (Active Army, U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve).

  • Fort Leonard Wood's 1st Engr. Bde. has new top NCO

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- The 1st Engineer Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood welcomed its newest senior noncommissioned officer Monday.

  • 'We have to do better' Post highlights the dangers of drinking and driving

    Apr 16, 2015

    Nobody has ever loved a number. That was Patricia Voelker's message to the Fort Jackson workforce Monday morning. The Lexington native was part of a team leading a pair of alcohol-abuse awareness activities at the Solomon Center -- a team intent on putting a face to the statistics.

  • 10th Mountain Division names training facility for highly decorated World War II veteran

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division veteran who was highly decorated for his actions during World War II was honored during a memorialization ceremony April 8 at Fort Drum. Fort Drum officials rededicated the Training Support Center as the 1st Lt. John S. Creaghe Training Support Center. Creaghe served with the 1st Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, during WWII.

  • American Legion National Commander kicks off three-day visit of NY at Army arsenal

    Apr 16, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The American Legion's National Commander, Michael Helm, launched his three-day tour of New York state by first visiting the historic Watervliet Arsenal, an Army-owned and operated manufacturing center.

  • My Korea My Life -- Pfc. Moon

    Apr 16, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Leaving your home country is hard, but coming back to defend it is rewarding. Pfc. Hyeyoung Moon, a behavioral health specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is a Korean native who is also a U.S. Army Soldier serving in Korea.

  • Former Vietnam refugee finds opportunity in U.S.

    Apr 15, 2015

    This was a typical busy day for engineer Nhuchi Khong. But workplace stress is nothing compared to her life story. She escaped from Vietnam by boat 33 years ago as a 20-year-old along with her then 19-year-old brother Thuan. They came to the United States with nothing but the help of a church charity. Both worked their way through college, earned their degrees and became successful engineers for the Army.

  • Are you ready to ride? Ansbach garrison safety office to help you ride motorcycle safely

    Apr 15, 2015

    The temperature is rising and the ice and snow has melted. Trees are budding and flowers are starting to bloom. This means it's time to break your motorcycle out of winter storage. Two things you need to do before you begin to ride in earnest. Inspect your bike and take a motorcycle refresher training course.

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

    Apr 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison - Okinawa is celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 12-18, to recognize Army volunteers for their commitment and dedication to the Army Family on island - through thousands of hours of selfless service.

  • Best Ranger calls for pace, toughness

    Apr 14, 2015

    The 32nd annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition held here April 10-12 challenged 102 Soldiers both physically and mentally and recognized the team who could move furthest, fastest and fight hardest in a matter of 60 hours of strenuous activity.

  • ARTB team takes home top honors at 2015 BRC

    Apr 14, 2015

    For an Army-leading 13th time, a team from the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade earned top honors at the 2015 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Ranger training events draw top Army leaders

    Apr 14, 2015

    The annual Best Ranger Competition brought thousands of people to Fort Benning, April 10-13, to witness the Army's best of the best compete.

  • Fort Irtwin Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

    Apr 14, 2015

    Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8. The community event demonstrated support for victims of sexual assault and one of this month's national observances -- Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The Department of Defense theme for this year's campaign is "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part, Do Your Part."

  • Gayler frocked with second star en route to USAREUR

    Apr 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. William K. Gayler, Director of Human Resources Command's Officer Personnel Management Directorate, was frocked with his second star April 6 in a ceremony at the Maude Complex on Fort Knox, Kentucky. Gayler leaves HRC to become Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, after serving 14 months as director at OPMD.

  • Training ramps readiness for Reservists at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Apr 14, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. --Reservists from every military branch can learn communications-electronics systems troubleshooting and repair techniques here to improve their maintenance and repair readiness. The depot, which enhanced Army and Marine reservist electronic capabilities for years, is now expanding the joint training program to include Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard Military Occupational Specialties (MOS).

  • Community volunteers honored at Hohenfels

    Apr 14, 2015

    Volunteer hours saved community over $454,000.

  • Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

    Apr 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Army's Benét Laboratories leads DOD challenge to improve the defense industrial base

    Apr 14, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Benét Laboratories announced here today that it was selected by the Department of Defense to spearhead a science and engineering challenge that will pit higher education students from throughout the United States in a competition to develop software applications that may improve the efficiency of defense manufacturing.

  • Wiggles and Giggles program brings parents, tots together

    Apr 14, 2015

    Parents brought their children ages 4 weeks to 3 years old to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Wiggles and Giggles program April 2, 2015.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • About post at Fort McCoy, Wis. April 2015

    Apr 13, 2015

    About post at Fort McCoy, Wis. -- A collection of stand-alone photos from the April 10, 2015 issue of Fort McCoy's newspaper, The Real McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy CYSS caregiver training sets foundation for best care

    Apr 13, 2015

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Caregivers in Fort McCoy's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) programs receive extensive training to provide the best care for their customers. Training and Curriculum Specialist Cindy Storkel leads the training effort for all CYSS employees in the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Whether those employees work in the Child Development Center (CDC), School Age Center/Youth Center (SAC/YC), or in another capacity, employees must meet Department of Defense and Army requirements. "Our training programs are designed to meet tough standards," said Storkel, who has worked in several different Fort McCoy CYSS positions since 1988. "Our customers should know they are getting the best-quality caregivers in our programs."

  • 403rd AFSB supports Exercise Key Resolve 2015

    Apr 13, 2015

  • When the help you're giving is not helping: having a loved one with alcoholism

    Apr 13, 2015

    The concern of a loved one can make it difficult for a nonalcoholic individual to understand how their misguided attempts to help a loved one with alcoholism may actually worsen the person's addiction. After all, no one sets out to encourage the continuance of alcoholism in a family member.

  • Hundreds brave Grafenwoehr's brutal 15K obstacle course

    Apr 13, 2015

    More than 350 community members competed in one of Army Europe's most grueling annual races here. The thirdGrafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run took place April 11, 2015, grinding participants through 15 kilometers and 20 obstacles.

  • Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is "Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act." Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims, according to the museum's Web site.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • Military spouse seeks kidney donor for transplant

    Apr 10, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Looking at Tawanna Clapp you wouldn't guess that she spends 21 hours a week on dialysis. Tawanna was diagnosed with focal glomerulosclerosis, FSGS, in 1996 during a routine physical for college. According to the National Kidney Foundation, FSGS is a disease that "describes scarring in the kidney.

  • Brothers attend BCT together at Fort Leonard Wood

    Apr 10, 2015

    The bond between siblings is extra-special, even more so when they are going through Basic Combat Training at the same time. In honor of National Siblings Day, we are highlighting the Boozer brothers of 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Chemical Brigade.

  • Commentary: 2015 Washington Nationals baseball preview

    Apr 10, 2015

    The 2015 Major League Baseball season marks the 10th anniversary of the Washington Nationals. My first Nats game was July 7, 2005, during their inaugural season. They played the New York Mets in front of 44,492 fans at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Brad Wilkerson (my all-time favorite Nat), Matt Cepicky (who?) and the flat-brimmed Chad Cordero, among others, played in what turned into an 11-inning loss.

  • Marine Corps War Memorial - Then and now

    Apr 10, 2015

    This photo illustration is a combination of two photographs, digitally joined during post processing. The black and white image on the right, part of the United States Marine Corps History Division archives, shows the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., under construction. The photograph is dated Sept. 16, 1954; the photographer is not credited. The caption reads simply, "Construction of the Iwo Jima Memorial Statue: Putting 3rd group into position."

  • Arlington House remembers Lee's surrender

    Apr 10, 2015

    On soil once owned by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was eventually transformed into a national cemetery, Civil War enthusiasts gathered to remember the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House.

  • Eggcellent attendance at Caisson spring open house

    Apr 10, 2015

    The April 4 spring weather sprung a bumper crop of visitors to The Old Guard Caisson Platoon's spring open house.

  • So you've been pulled over, now what?

    Apr 10, 2015

    For those driving on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the rules of the road are simple, and yet there are many who still get stopped for traffic infractions. Some of the violations occur even before visitors and residents are allowed to enter the joint base.

  • Annual Easter Sunrise Service draws crowds to Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 10, 2015

    Before the sun rose over Arlington National Cemetery April 5, thousands gathered inside Memorial Amphitheater for the National Capital Region's annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Michael D. Henderson.

  • Trinity Site Open House breaks record with over 5,500 people on 70th Anniversary

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 5,500 visitors from around the world made the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear bomb test at Trinity Site on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico a record breaking event.

  • Horsing around: Fort Campbell Riding Stables train future equestrians

    Apr 10, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Riding Stables, 11th Airborne Division and 101st Airborne Division roads, hosted Spring Break Horse Camp to teach the basics of being an equestrian for children ages 8 and older.

  • Summer Safety Campaign highlights recreation, risks

    Apr 10, 2015

    From April through September, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell and the ISO will focus on the Summer Safety Campaign for FY15. During this period, Soldiers, Family members and civilians will have the opportunity to learn safe practices for all things associated with this warm and recreational season.

  • Fort Campbell participates in PrepareAthon!

    Apr 10, 2015

    Disasters and emergencies often come about with little to no warning. Because of the fast-paced and unexpected nature of such events, preparation is essential. That is why Fort Campbell is participating in America's PrepareAthon! -- a biannual campaign designed to increase community preparedness and resilience.

  • Southwest Waterfront celebrates 103 years of cherry blossoms

    Apr 10, 2015

    Wind gusts signaling the arrival of spring, and blowing away winter's frigid grasp, warmed Washington, D.C.'s Southwest waterfront April 4 just in time for the 12th Annual Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival.

  • Chief of Naval Operations visits White Sands Missile Range

    Apr 10, 2015

    U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert was at White Sands Missile Range March 25 to visit the Navy operations.

  • Cody CDC earns NAEYC accreditation

    Apr 10, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Cody Child Development Center earned its accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

  • AFSBn-Hood personnel tour Toyota Facility

    Apr 10, 2015

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

    The US Army Medical Command takes Brain Health seriously. So much so, that it hosted the third brain health workshop at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) located at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) March 19 - 20.

  • Henderson Hall hosts education and career fair

    Apr 9, 2015

    Representatives from nearly 90 educational institutions and employers gathered in the Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 2 for the Marine Corps Community Services Education and Career Fair.

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