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  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • Today's Army arsenal: Heretics or simply smart advocates for change?

    Apr 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- If the Watervliet Arsenal's cannon makers from the 1800s saw what is happening today at their arsenal would they proclaim that today's machinists are "heretics" or would they be more generous in their thoughts?

  • Ultimate sacrifice

    Apr 15, 2014

    Army Spc. Kenneth J. Stiles touched the Gold Star Lapel Button he can now wear on his uniform, took a breath and began speaking about his late stepbrother, Sgt. Jon Stiles.

  • Marine officers may qualify for early release program

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Marine Corps may be losing a few good men (and women) over the next two years because of a new early release program.

  • Marines, Soldiers celebrate emergence of cherry blossoms

    Apr 15, 2014

    Music, fireworks, cherry trees well on their way to blooming and Marines and Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall combined to make the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival the place to be April 5.

  • Fort McNair race volunteers turn out for MWR race

    Apr 15, 2014

    A group of a dozen volunteers from the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall assisted 162 runners at the first-ever Fort Myer Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-supported road race at the Washington, D.C., Army base April 4.

  • Building 406 demolition to be done by mid-summer

    Apr 15, 2014

    The process of taking apart another Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall building is underway.

  • Army Family Honors the Fallen at Fort Hood

    Apr 15, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, Fort Hood, TX hosted a memorial ceremony for the Soldiers killed in the April 2 shooting attack on the installation. This article shares the full remarks from Chaplain (Col.) Matthew Goff, III Corps Command Chaplain.

  • Photovoltaic Technology in the Huntington District

    Apr 15, 2014

    Photovoltaics technologies have been deployed to eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District lakes largely due to the efforts of Denis Chabot of the Readiness Branch of Operations.

  • Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely

    Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a load securement class April 8 through 10 to train vehicle operators and equipment loaders on how to properly contain, immobilize and secure cargo.

  • Natick employees to return to Boston Marathon

    Apr 14, 2014

    Shivaun Pacitto never doubted that she would be back to run again this year. Pacitto was at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon when the bombs went off, but she fortunately was unhurt. The day after, before the bombing suspects were identified, she had vowed not to be intimidated by terrorists.

  • Enjoying the Easter season in Franken

    Apr 14, 2014

    Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.

  • Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

    Apr 14, 2014

    The new rigid eye shield is now part of the revised individual first-aid kit that was distributed to troops in the fall. When properly worn, the shields can protect the eye from further damage after an initial eye injury is sustained.

  • 626th BSB behind the scenes of Operation Golden Eagle

    Apr 14, 2014

    In a combat zone overseas or in the back-40 of Fort Campbell, every Air Assault mission requires a support element to keep the operation going forward. On Tuesday, Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted Operation Golden Eagle, the first brigade-sized Air Assault training mission conducted by a Screaming Eagle unit in more than a decade.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Humphreys dining facilities testing new takeout process

    Apr 13, 2014

    In an effort to help with dining facility cost savings and add a convenience asked for by patrons, Area III dining facilities began a 90-day carryout pilot program April 15. The program allows dining facility patrons, primarily Soldiers, to bring in their own plastic (with snap-on lid) takeout containers and transfer their food into them after returning to the DFAC seating area.

  • Humphreys Heroes for April 2014

    Apr 13, 2014

    Dominick Nkefor, assigned to Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and Alex Hernandez, assigned to U.S. Army Confinement Activity--Korea, are the Volunteer Humphreys Heroes for April 2014. They faithfully serve as Volunteer Recreation Aides at the Humphreys Community Activity Center. The valuable assistance they provide includes issuance of games and equipment to authorized patrons, and scheduling the use of video games billiards tables, and table tennis. Dominick and Alex also assist customers with facility and programs information and referral. They also set up the ballroom for functions or events and perform simple in-house maintenance and repair.

  • Head Start, Pyeongtaek University introduce newcomers to Korea

    Apr 13, 2014

    -- Thanks to students and faculty at Pyeongtaek University, incoming Soldiers, civilians and family members are given an intimate introduction to their new life in the Republic of Korea. The university hosts the Korean Head Start Program, through the Eighth Army Good Neighbor Program, to promote cross-cultural awareness between newcomers and university students. Since 2006, 10,000 personnel, primarily from Area III, have graduated from the program. This particular program got it start because of the many successful years that German Head Start was provided for personnel assigned to Germany. Instead of an entire week, the Korean Head Start is conducted Wednesday through Friday.

  • Yongsan stands together against child abuse

    Apr 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry, Deputy Commanding General of Sustainment for 8th Army, signed a child abuse prevention proclamation at the School Age Center here, Apr 7.

  • Area II wants you to 'Speak Up!' to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2014

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, 31 Mar.

  • Event coordinator determined to continue JROTC showcase event

    Apr 12, 2014

    This year's Army JROTC National Drill Classic was held without a sponsor after Justin Gates, event director for the drill classic, heard that congressional budget cuts would affect the funding. He did it because, "We are the people that these kids count on, and this event is important to them." JROTC students such as Dennis Muentes, who attends Xavier High School in New York and lives in a rough area in the South Bronx, said without JROTC and programs like the drill competitions, he would another statistic of the neighborhood in which he lives.

  • Soccer provides sporting outlet for USAG Ansbach children

    Apr 11, 2014

    Over their school's spring break, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach students learned soccer, from fundamentals to more advanced skills as part of the USAG Ansbach SKIES Unlimited program.

  • USAHC Katterbach attains Army top-tier performance, customer-service ratings

    Apr 11, 2014

    For the last two months, U.S. Army Health Clinic Katterbach has been outperforming other health care sites across the Army in performance and customer satisfaction survey ratings.

  • Combined training connects firefighters from three countries

    Apr 11, 2014

    Three weeks of combined training at the Urlas Fire Department's Training Center certified the skills of some 20 firefighters from Italy, Germany and the United States, during the qualification training Firefighter 1, from March 24 through April 11.

  • EPG celebrates 60 years, new small arc structure dedicated

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - More than 200 people gathered to celebrate the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's 60th anniversary during two separate events on Tuesday.

  • Student-to-student program helps FH school resolve conflicts

    Apr 11, 2014

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  • Circus returns to post after more than a decade

    Apr 11, 2014

  • Fort operations will not jeopardize endangered species

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Army have completed formal consultation regarding the potential effects that Fort Huachuca's operations will have on threatened and endangered species.

  • Green Initiative Day set for Saturday

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day a few days early with a "Big Day Out" Saturday.

  • Field Station Augsburg Established, 14 April 1970

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In 1970, the nation's attention was focused on Vietnam. Few took note of the day that a new field station was established just north of Augsburg, Germany, near the village of Gablingen, in the midst of Bavaria. It was one of nearly 20 field stations positioned strategically around the world during the Cold War. The newest Army Security Agency (ASA) fixed site would remain in operation seven days a week, 24 hours a day, until September 1993, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union.

  • Fort Jackson offers active shooter response training

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Fort Jackson Antiterrorism Office offers training to organizations on how to respond to an active shooter scenario.

  • Garrisons partner with DEA for Take-Back Day April 26

    Apr 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies April 26 in support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Soldier readies for All Army Bowling Trial Camp

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG noncommissioned officer hopes to earn one of the four coveted spots on the All Army Bowling Men's Team.

  • APG forms SAAM/SHARP message

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Sexual harassment and assault will not be tolerated at Aberdeen Proving Ground--that's the message that members of Team APG sent April 3 during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff Run (SAAM).

  • APG earns tree-friendly awards

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison marked Arbor Day with a tree planting in the headquarters garden at Bldg. 305 April 2.

  • Arbor Day planting for future generations

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - (From left, front) Garrison Deputy Glenn Wait, APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton, John Wrobel, acting chief of the DPW natural resources branch and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin plant a pin oak seedling in the Garrison garden to celebrate Arbor Day, April 2, as environmental staff members (from left, rear) Dr. Deidre DeRoia, Kate Aichroth, JanMichael Graine, Jessica Baylor and Mascot Smokey the Bear , from the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, look on after the Tree City USA award ceremony at the Garrison headquarters Bldg. 305.

  • 'Big Red One' leaders share Fort Riley's future with community

    Apr 11, 2014

    Leaders of the 1st Infantry Division shared their vision of Fort Riley's future with community leaders from across the state April 11 at the Regional Campaign Plan 2020 rollout.

  • Students share cultures, languages in school exchange program

    Apr 10, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I think living together in one country, it's really important to learn about each other's culture firsthand." That's what Tarek Aichach, an English teacher with the Helene-Lange-Schule, had to say about a new partnership with Aukamm Elementary School.

  • Army awards Schweinfurt for closure blog, again

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Department of the Army recently announced the winners of the 2013 MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, and U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt earned "Honorable Mention" for best website/blog in the entire Army.

  • Science of eggs, pasta, Legos on display at Schweinfurt's Steam Fest

    Apr 10, 2014

    For Families at Schweinfurt Elementary, STEAM stands for using creativity, projects and engineering to create learning.

  • Tax Center: What happens to your tax records

    Apr 10, 2014

    The USAG Schweinfurt Tax Center and the USAG Bamberg Tax Center maintain tax records for the past three years. We maintain the records for the benefit of our clients to make filing in future years easier, as well as to answer any questions that could arise based on past year returns.

  • XO, S3 course about networking

    Apr 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood executive and operations officers new to the installation have a course to better prepare them for their duties.

  • Local trek prepares unit for Fort Bliss trip in summer

    Apr 10, 2014

    Groups of military vehicles rolled through Lawton April 1, as 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery Soldiers made a 50-mile trek to Altus, Okla., in preparation for a 600-mile convoy to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Joint Army-Navy project measures effects of blast pressure

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Army and Navy are working on a joint research project to measure the effects of concussion, traumatic brain injury and blast events on military personnel. One area of research is the measurement of blast overpressure, especially related to field artillery during combat and training.

  • Company stops processing allotments

    Apr 10, 2014

    People who are using military allotments to repay loans, should be aware that one of the largest allotment processors, Military Assistance Corporation (MAC), stopped processing allotments as of March 31.

  • Oklahoma cadets refine leadership skills at Joint FTX

    Apr 10, 2014

    Oklahoma's four senior Army ROTC programs came together at Fort Sill for a joint field training exercise April 3-6.

  • Fort Hood medical teams spring into action, save lives amid tragedy

    Apr 10, 2014

    Evil reared its ugly head on Fort Hood, Texas, again April 2, 2014, and once again the everyday heroes of the "Great Place" rose up to meet it head-on. At the tip of that spear, as always, were the emergency responders who charged into the disorder and confusion to save lives.

  • Soldiers in training earn Army Value tags

    Apr 10, 2014

    Soldiers may know and live the Army Values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage -- but some Basic Combat Training Soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood are earning value tags for behavior exemplifying their meaning.

  • Fort Sill's Operation Live Well Health Expo promotes healthy lifestyles

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Fort Sill Operation Live Well Health Expo provided health, fitness, safety and wellness information April 4, to the Southwest Oklahoma community.

  • Soldiers asked to show 'social courage' to stop sexual assault

    Apr 10, 2014

    Army leaders want to stop sexual assault, but to do that, they need everyone's help. At the Fort Belvoir Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff and Proclamation Signing April 3, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, director, asked community members to stand up against sexual harassment.

  • Personal approach pivotal to sexual assault prevention

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 10, 2014) -- Few topics weigh heavier on an Army leader's mind these days than sexual harassment and assault.

  • Watershed Cleanup sets trash collection record

    Apr 10, 2014

    Volunteers collected record amounts of trash along Fort Belvoir's shorelines last weekend during Fort Belvoir's annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. "This was by far the most successful year of the cleanup since my involvement in 2009," said Kevin Walter, natural resource specialist with the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resource Division.

  • Sponsors key to smooth transition

    Apr 10, 2014

    The season of military moves is upon us. This year, more than ever, the Army is pushing for its Soldiers to have a designated sponsor before they make their permanent-change-of-station move.

  • Teen Job Fair, workshop teaches job search skills

    Apr 10, 2014

    Teenage dependents of active-duty military, retirees and Department of Defense civilians will learn job search and workplace behavior skills during the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program's Teen Job Fair, 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the ACS Building.

  • Fort Belvoir police officer receives award; Crawford promoted to training officer

    Apr 10, 2014

    Fort Belvoir Police Officer 1st Lt. Scott Crawford was named the 2013 Civilian Police Officer of the Year by the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce in a ceremony Monday at the Fort Belvoir Police Department Headquarters. He was nominated for the Civilian Police Officer of the Year award for his leadership and professionalism, said John Cerra, Law Enforcement Division, chief.

  • Policeman offers sober reminders of drinking, driving

    Apr 10, 2014

    A Lawton (Okla.) Police Department patrolman visited 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery April 4, to speak to Soldiers about drunk driving.

  • Class offers 'eye-opening' tips to prevent child sexual abuse

    Apr 10, 2014

    Childhood sexual abuse isn't an easy topic to discuss, but awareness can help prevent it. Since April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Fort Belvoir's Army Community Service offered a "Stewards of Children" class Friday to teach caregivers and parents how to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse.

  • Belvoir WTB Soldiers build skills, confidence at air rifle clinic

    Apr 10, 2014

    Ten Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers developed their skills with an air rifle target shooting clinic April 1 at Outdoor Recreation's Archery Range.

  • Belvoir youth athletes train with the pros in football camp

    Apr 10, 2014

    One hundred Fort Belvoir youth football players developed their athletic skills with several National Football League players during the 2014 Steve Smith Pro Camp, sponsored by Proctor and Gamble, April 3 at Pullen Field.

  • ASC's LOGCAP support comes to an end in Iraq

    Apr 10, 2014

  • Fort Hood shooting victims honored at memorial ceremony

    Apr 10, 2014

    A memorial service for Sgt. 1st Class Daniel M. Ferguson, Staff Sgt. Carlos A. Lazaney-Rodriguez, and Sgt. Timothy W. Owens, who were killed in the April 2 shooting tragedy on Fort Hood, was held in front of the III Corps headquarters building April 9.

  • ADA Soldiers 'master' Avenger training

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Most Soldiers are trained to be experts on their weapon system, but Soldiers in the Avenger Master Gunner Course, must be experts on training and safety, too.

  • Storm: Seek shelter in place

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- May and June are normally Lawton's rainiest months of the year, and so often in this part of the country severe storms bring that rainfall along with the potential for large hail, damaging winds and lightning. This, of course, is further exacerbated when conditions spawn tornados.

  • Leave UXOs alone

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Last year's heavy summer rains increased vegetation on Fort Sill, which may still obscure unexploded ordnance on the ground or partially buried on post range lands. This makes it all the more imperative to steer clear of this potential hazard.

  • Volunteers celebrated as 'Helping Hands'

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill's volunteer appreciation week concludes April 11 with the Helping Hands banquet and awards ceremony at the Patriot Club.

  • After amputation, Soldier's mission to remain infantry

    Apr 10, 2014

    Spc. Kevin Nguyen, a United States Army Soldier, has an unwavering focus to remain an infantryman after having his right foot amputated August 2013. His desire to get back in the infantry ranks followed soon after -- with an added resolve created when told he would no longer be able to endure the rigors of infantry life. "I want to go back to active duty, I want to go back to my [military occupational specialty]," Nguyen told the medical personnel overseeing his recovery in San Diego. "This is what I want to do and this is how I'm going to get there. I told them that and since then, I've been working hard to get back."

  • Presidio of Monterey Police join crackdown on texting and hand-held cell use behind the wheel

    Apr 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- As part of April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, The Presidio of Monterey Police are joining over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol in a month-long "zero tolerance" enforcement and education campaign to curb those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving.

  • 80th TC discusses One Army School System Concept Plan with RSCs during strategy session

    Apr 10, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) conducted a strategy session with subordinate command leaders and representatives of the U.S. Army Reserve's four regional support commands at the 80th TC headquarters, Richmond Va. April 4, 2014. The session focused on a Department of the Army directed Concept Plan, which the 80th developed to support the One Army School System. The OASS standardizes education for Army schools regardless of component.

  • Installation Management Command welcomes new commander

    Apr 8, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony April 8, 2014, on MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Time to emulate volunteers who change Army lives

    Apr 2, 2014

    "Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities" is the U.S. Army's theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2014, scheduled for April 6-12, 2014.

  • SHARP: No tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case, the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army.

  • Soldiers from 1st Bn. 15th FA Regt. prepare for Warrior Friendship Week

    Apr 1, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in a battalion-level athletic competition on Camp Casey and Camp Hovey to build espirit de corps and to prepare for the 2nd Inf. Div. Warrior Friendship Week. Soldiers compete in several events that will range from soccer, basketball, tug of war, ssireum, and jok-ku with hopes to strengthen unit morale. (U.S. Army photos by Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Successful women dish out advice to young professionals

    Apr 1, 2014

    Women's Empowerment Day program in USAG Bavaria encourages young women to become leaders

  • Women's future needs support for change

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Sgt. Maj. Mia Walton, Army Surgeon General's senior equal opportunity adviser, explained how women have been breaking barriers in years past, and how they will continue to do so in the future. Her answer: support.

  • Watch your back: April Fools' Day in Bavaria

    Mar 31, 2014

    Like in the United States, mischief is alive on April Fools' Day in Bavaria

  • An Army Wife "Doing Her Bit" in World War I, The Story of Genevieve Young Hitt

    Mar 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - During Women's History Month, the Army highlights the contributions of women in its ranks. These women certainly should be commended for choosing to serve their country throughout history in times of peace and war.

  • Community thanks CASCOM for volunteer support at schools

    Mar 31, 2014

    The Chesterfield County School Board hosted a yearly recognition breakfast March 28 for businesses and community organizations, who volunteer in support of the public school system. The Combined Arms Support Command was named the 2014 Community Partner of the Year in support of schools. CASCOM connects Fort Lee Soldiers with schools through activities that include mentoring, physical fitness initiatives, leadership development programs and playground and school track improvements.

  • 3rd ABCT heads east, trains for disaster response

    Mar 31, 2014

    A woman screams out for her baby to wake up. A crowd shouts, demanding food. Others are looting stores and vandalizing cars. A city is in shambles. On March 24, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, were the first to get the deployment alert. A 9.2 magnitude earthquake had hit Guardian City, and they needed to help control the streets by keeping residents away from collapsed buildings and guiding them to local and federal agencies providing food, water, medical services and shelter.

  • CGMCG seeks public's help in naming new Mustang

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT RILEY -- The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard is seeking the public's help in naming its newest mount, a buckskin Mustang.

  • Point system, enhanced enforcement for Arsenal Island traffic

    Mar 31, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL -- (March 31, 2014) On Feb. 1, Col. Elmer Speights, Jr., Garrison Commander, approved Rock Island Arsenal Regulation 190-5, Rock Island Arsenal Traffic Regulation, to establish policies, rules, and procedures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of vehicles and personnel on Arsenal Island. The purpose of the changes are to promote a safe living and working environment at Arsenal Island and to bring Rock Island Arsenal in compliance with DoD and Army traffic management and enforcement regulations, which are commonly applied at military installations worldwide.

  • Retiree credits Army Intramurals for his success on the courts

    Mar 31, 2014

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Eppley, an NCAA Men's Division I College Basketball Official, began his officiating career in 1985, just four years after enlisting in the Army.

  • 19th MP Bn. (CID) recognized as best in Army

    Mar 31, 2014

    Being a member of the Military Police Corps is a difficult task.

  • HI Medal of Honor presented to families of fallen warriors

    Mar 31, 2014

    In a special joint session of the Hawaii State Senate and the Hawaii House of Representatives, the legislature gathered, Tuesday, to present the Hawaii Medal of Honor (HMOH) to the families of Hawaii's fallen war heroes.

  • Army Audit one of Fed's best workplaces for 4th year

    Mar 31, 2014

    The U.S. Army Audit Agency was named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the federal government by the Partnership for Public Service for the fourth straight year.

  • TTC Knox impresses CASCOM quality assurance team

    Mar 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Scott Milward didn't know what to expect after a two person quality assurance team from Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee Va., conducted an accreditation assessment of the Unit Supply Specialist reclassification course at 8th/104th Quartermaster Battalion, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., March 17-20, 2014.

  • Interoperability improves units' fire support operations

    Mar 28, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • 173rd leadership spouses learn teamwork with food

    Mar 28, 2014

    Spouses of 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) leadership learned a "recipe for leadership" March 24 at Army Community Service.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Construction safety focus of OSHA course at Fort McCoy

    Mar 28, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Safety representatives from Fort McCoy as well as Fort Snelling, Minn., participated in a 30-hour, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-approved construction safety course March 10-13. The course, taught by safety consultant Bob Emmerich of Madison, Wis., covered nearly two dozen areas of construction safety. "We teach them all of the primary areas of safety for various types of construction work," said Emmerich, who's worked in either construction or construction safety for the last 37 years. "That includes working in areas of excavation and heights, around or with construction equipment, and also working with hand and power tools. The course trains people how to look at safety when inspecting construction work, and provide a firm understanding of safety when completing construction." Topics covered also included recognition of major safety and health hazards in the construction industry, prevention strategies, safety and health management systems, OSHA requirements and guidelines as well as available resources.

  • Fort McCoy uses prescribed burns to cut wildfire chance, help habitats

    Mar 28, 2014

    The first prescribed burn of the year at Fort McCoy, Wis., was executed March 14, 2014, along the railroad grade that extends through the South Post range areas.

  • Fort celebrates women of character, courage, commitment

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Women's History Month theme this year is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment," honoring the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women.

  • Route 1 Improvements Project construction begins this month

    Mar 28, 2014

    After 20 years of planning, construction for the U.S. Route 1 Improvements Project is about to begin. Project officials spoke to Route 1 residents and commuters about what they can expect in the coming months during a "Pardon Our Dust" information meeting March 20 at Hayfield Secondary School.

  • Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss: What Soldiers, Civilians should know

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss, or FLIPL, is the procedure the Army uses to recover the cost of lost or damaged property. Under Army Regulation 735-5, financial liability ordinarily will not exceed one month?'s base pay. However, in certain cases, such as the loss of personal arms or equipment, or damage to government housing, a Soldier can be held liable for the entire loss.

  • Kino Men's Ministry assists community, more than just a church group

    Mar 28, 2014

    For a select group of about 30 men, being a part of the Kino Men?'s Ministry is more than just weekly or monthly meetings -- it is worshiping their Lord, enjoying fellowship with their fellow brothers, and serving their community.

  • STEM Science Fair intrigues students, parents

    Mar 28, 2014

    Children of all ages enjoyed looking at science experiments and presentations, with their parents, at Fort Belvoir Elementary School's fourth annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Science Fair March 19.

  • EFMP encourages Autism Awareness Month participation

    Mar 28, 2014

    Are you aware that Centers for Disease Control reports one in 88 children will be diagnosed with autism (one in 50 boys)? If not, perhaps you, and others in our community, also are unaware of other facts about autism. April is Autism Awareness Month. A primary reason Autism Awareness Month is necessary is to inform the community at large about how autism affects individuals, families and their communities. It's also an opportunity for individuals and organizations to show support for and acceptance of those directly affected by an autism spectrum disorder.

  • Don't forget your CAC

    Mar 28, 2014

    Recently the garrison participated in the state-wide tornado drill. The alarm went off, emergency phone calls rang throughout the building and the emergency notification popped up on my screen informing me that I should be in the basement away from windows so I could remain safe.

  • Caring is sharing: Civilians, servicemembers give 'Character Counts' talk at elementary school

    Mar 28, 2014

    An African proverb says "It takes a village to raise a child." Nildy Eiley, Fort Belvoir Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager agrees -which is why she joined in this month's Character Counts discussion at Fort Belvoir Elementary School, March 20.

  • Boy Scouts modernize Belvoir Archery Range

    Mar 28, 2014

    Members of Boy Scout Troop 1104 helped the Belvoir Bowhunters repair damaged target boxes at the Fort Belvoir Outdoor Recreation Center and Archery Range Saturday. David Bashaw, 14, of Troop 776 near Fort Bragg, N.C., organized the project with the help of about 20 Scouts from Troop 1104 in Clifton, Va., after moving to the Washington D.C. area. The project is the culmination of his Eagle Scout aspirations. Eagle Scout is the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program.

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