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  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • HMC musicians celebrate famous local composer

    Jul 15, 2014

    Hannons bridge the cultural gap with their instruments

  • Kommandeursteam der USAG Ansbach gewinnt deutsch-amerikanisches Freundschaftsschiessen

    Jul 15, 2014

    In den vergangenen 20 Jahren veranstaltete die USAG Ansbach gemeinsam mit der Partnerstadt Herrieden ein Freundschaftsschiessen auf der Schiessanlage der U.S. Armee in Oberdachstetten. Diese Jahr gewann das Team des Garnisonskommandeurs die Trophäe mit einem fast perfekten Ergebnis.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • New leader takes reins of Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey

    Jul 14, 2014

    The Presidio's Marine Corps Detachment (MARCORDET), Presidio of Monterey welcomed a new leader during a ceremony held here July 10.

  • Celebrating German-American relations during USAG Wiesbaden change of command

    Jul 11, 2014

    It was a day to mark the transition of two leaders in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden with the focus on friendships, support and the vital role of personal and professional relationships. As German and American guests gathered to witness Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe director, pass the garrison's colors from Col. David Carstens to incoming commander Col. Mary Martin, speakers acknowledged how important genuine friendship and caring are in ensuring outstanding community relations and support.

  • Villagers reunite in Hohenfels Training Area

    Jul 11, 2014

    In 1951, the residents of Schmidheim village in Germany, were relocated to make way for the expansion of Hohenfels Training Area. Roughly 60 guests assembled at the remains of the village, July 5, 2014, to share memories, honor those who have passed, and rejoice at being home.

  • Gridiron Grins: Steelers' cornerback hosts youth football experience

    Jul 11, 2014

    "Are you fired up?" "Yes we are!" yelled a swarm of more than 100 military kids, at the top of their lungs. Sporting eyeblack stickers, cleats and athletic attire, the campers could barely contain themselves as they smiled, high-fived each other and jumped about, eagerly awaiting the start of the day's fun-filled events. This was the scene at Fort Campbell's Fryar Stadium June 9 as 120 military children prepared to train at a two-day football ProCamp hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen, who is no stranger to military life.

  • Sanchez welcomed as new Project Manager for Terrestrial Sensors

    Jul 11, 2014

    Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors welcomed its new leader during a change of charter ceremony, Tuesday at the Defense Acquisition University, Howell Auditorium. Col. Anthony J. Sanchez assumed the program charter for PM Terrestrial Sensors from Col. Edward J. Stawowczyk during the ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency briefed on CP 26

    Jul 11, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency learned about Career Program 26 during a presentation at Thurman Lecture Hall by the Manpower and Force Management Proponency Office, June 26. The lecture highlighted the tools and competencies available in CP 26 to force management professionals to continue their career progression.

  • Belvoir contest aims to reduce energy use

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Villages at Belvoir enticed Belvoir residents to reduce energy use during its Kill-A-Watt Electric Conservation Challenge at the Vernondale Neighborhood Center, Wednesday. The contest is in line with the Resident Conservation Program implemented as a U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiative. The contest runs through Sept. 30 with each village competing to see which one can save the most energy.

  • Celebrity chef visits Belvoir Exchange

    Jul 11, 2014

    Lines wrapped around the kiosk area of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service complex as Fort Belvoir employees, servicemembers and their Families waited patiently to meet Chef Emeril Lagasse of Food Network fame, Friday. The super chef signed books and presented a cooking demonstration.

  • Paddle sports program offers healing

    Jul 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Adam Drobecker, Warrior Transition Battalion, has endured his share of challenges since suffering a traumatic brain injury from the improvised explosive device that nearly killed him while serving in Iraq in 2006. It hasn't always been easy, but the 27-year-old is on the mend, both mentally and physically, as his Army career comes to a close and he says he has Team River Runner and its therapeutic paddle sports program to partly thank for it. Using kayaks, canoes, inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, TRR promotes free "health and healing" for servicemembers bouncing back from life-altering injuries such as post-traumatic stress, TBI, amputations, spinal cord injuries, sight impairment and other disabling wounds.

  • Historic window replacement to begin

    Jul 11, 2014

    It's been a long time coming, with much back and forth between levels of government and command, but U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir finally signed a Memorandum Agreement, June 9 that will see the majority of windows replaced in historic housing on post over the next two decades. The construction could get under way by the end of July or early August, and will continue for the next 15 years as Soldiers move in and out of the historic units. The agreement also sets out a number of mitigations that the Fort Belvoir community will notice getting under way this summer.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood held its annual July 4 celebration Friday, inviting surrounding communities to join in the festivities.

  • SOS Summer Camp spreads joy to fallen troops' children

    Jul 11, 2014

    As 12-year-old Nate Vargas runs to tag a teammate as part of a competition at Camp Hinsch June 9, it seems like a typical summer day. That is the feel that organizers of Fort Campbell's Survivor Outreach Services Summer Camp hope to provide for the 8- to 13-year-old children in attendance despite the unspoken fact that each camper is here because of the death of a military parent, often in actions overseas during Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom.

  • Technicians, National Guard work side-by-side to hone skills

    Jul 11, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- School was in session for dozens of Soldiers who provide service and support for automotive track and wheeled vehicles, as well as communication and electronics equipment. Members of the Maine Army National Guard's 152nd Component Repair Company (CRC) spent two weeks at Tobyhanna Army Depot increasing their ability to rebuild transmissions and engines, machine new parts for weapons systems and repair night vision systems.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

  • Redskins Salute offers more than fun to servicemembers

    Jul 11, 2014

    Servicemembers in the National Capital Region can meet players, attend games, receive educational assistance and job search support through the Washington Redskins' "Redskins Salute" appreciation club. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Redskins Salute is free and open to active-duty servicemembers, National Guard and Reserve, veterans and retirees, as well as their Family members. Members will have access to the club's free events, exclusive content and support programs for education, Family services, health and wellness and post military-service job creation.

  • FB HQ Bn. commander says farewell to Belvoir

    Jul 11, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Brian P. Zarchin participates in his change of command at Fort Belvoir July 11, it will be the culmination of more than 21 years of service to his country that was defined by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Originally from Montgomery County, Md., Zarchin, his wife and three children, are ready to move on.

  • Trees along Route 1 to be replaced on post

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Route 1 widening project has meant the removal of trees to make way for the six-lane highway, but officials with Fort Belvoir say the removed foliage will be replaced elsewhere on post thanks to upcoming mitigation projects. While the exact details have yet to be hammered out, Chris Landgraf, Directorate of Public Works, master planner, confirmed that the trees will be replaced elsewhere on post on a 2:1 ratio under Fort Belvoir's Tree Policy, which states that all trees removed on post greater than four inches in diameter must be replaced.

  • Fort Belvoir HQ Bn. command sergeant major leaves her mark

    Jul 11, 2014

    She's a leader who often greets her Soldiers with a wide smile or a hug. As U.S. Army Garrrison Fort Belvoir Headquarters Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Carolyn Reynolds retires after 28 years of service, one thing is for sure: she will be deeply missed.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 1 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Expert advises: Make job fairs pay off

    Jul 11, 2014

    Have you ever contemplated attending a job fair but thought, "Why bother? It's only a waste of my time." Well, you are not alone.

  • Safety first: Fort Rucker continues to emphasize motorcycle safety awareness

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers thinking about hitting the road on two wheels or buying a motorcycle need to make safety Priority No. 1, according to Fort Rucker officials.

  • Absentee voting easy, important for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many myths and untruths that surround absentee voting, which sometimes discourage Soldiers and their Families from participating in an important aspect of American democracy, but one Fort Rucker official's mission is to make sure everyone gets the information they need to exercise their right to vote while away from home.

  • Arts and Crafts Center's products, services help people de-stress, learn hobbies

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many ways people can learn new things and decompress after a hard day and the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center's mission is to help people learn multiple skills and find peace of mind through crafts.

  • DFMWR photo scavenger hunt offers fun, prizes

    Jul 11, 2014

    Posting photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Internet is a popular way many people choose to show friends and Family fun and interesting activities that are going on in their lives, and Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is jumping on the bandwagon.

  • AMC commends operations general for service, says farewell

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command bid farewell to its top operations leader during a ceremony at the headquarters, July 11.

  • Having their cakes and running, too: First-ever Firecracker/Twinkie 5k challenges stomachs

    Jul 10, 2014

    Caloric intakes took a beating the morning of July 3 as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation added a spongy wrinkle to its schedule of 5-kilometer races.

  • Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall July 4th tribute

    Jul 10, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood joint service color guard looks at the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall Friday at Licking, Mo. A Fort Leonard Wood color guard and honor guard team participated in opening and closing ceremonies for the wall each evening Friday through Sunday. Col. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School assistant commandant, spoke at the event.

  • Nielsen new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander

    Jul 10, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is under new leadership after its change of command ceremony Tuesday.

  • Marines serve up meals for homeless

    Jul 10, 2014

    Marines are renowned for their toughness, but some of the Corps' finest have been showing their softer sides as volunteers with The Salvation Army - National Capital Area Command Grate Patrol homeless outreach program.

  • Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists focus on safety

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists make sure the military community has the most up-to-date weather forecast.

  • Team conducts resiliency seminar at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood recently hosted an Executive Resilience and Performance course at the Digital Training Facility for leadership and their spouses.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Policy letter sets standards with local emphasis

    Jul 10, 2014

    An updated Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Command Policy 18 went into effect last month. Policy 18 sets standards for the wear and appearance of uniforms with a local emphasis.

  • Employees gain a new perspective on how 'AMC provides'

    Jul 10, 2014

    Headquarters personnel seeing the broad impacts of their decisions and efforts is a rare occasion in professional development, but July 9, U.S. Army Materiel Command employees made the trip from the cubicle to the factory line to see one of AMC's 23 Organic Industrial Base facilities.

  • 'I am a professional' -- Profession of Arms a vital part of leader development

    Jul 10, 2014

    In 2010, the Army revived the discussion on a long-dormant subject -- the Profession of Arms.

  • Take precautions against Oklahoma summer heat

    Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma's traditional hot summer weather is now at hand. Temperatures in the high 90s and above will now be the norm until fall. Beyond the discomforts of summer weather, there are also increased health risks from extreme heat.

  • ASC Soldiers caddie for PGA Tour pros at John Deere Classic golf tournament

    Jul 10, 2014

  • Trio of bands help Fort Sill celebrate Independence Day weekend

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Lawton-Fort Sill community was treated to country, pop and rock 'n' rock music July 5 during the post's Independence Day weekend concert at Polo Field.

  • Sill celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is known as a historic post, and as such, its members made sure to commemorate this country's history and independence with no pageantry spared. "As Americans it's a great privilege to assemble here and commemorate the birth of America," said Col. Christopher Spillman, Air Defense Artillery School commandant and chief of ADA. "Our belief in independence has not wavered over these many years. Our Soldiers, families and civilians continue to do what is required to maintain our freedoms."

  • Researchers visit Fort Sill for fires input

    Jul 10, 2014

    Two researchers from the Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited Fort Sill June 24-25 to talk with fires experts as ALSA prepares to revise a joint fires publication this fall.

  • Annual Celebration Soars Despite Wet Weather

    Jul 10, 2014

    It rained, then it rained again. Undaunted, crowds flocked to Fort Meade's Red, White & Blue Celebration on July 3 -- despite a thunderstorm and subsequent rainfall that twice cleared McGlachlin Parade Field of vendors and patrons and forced the cancellation of two bands.

  • Area Organizations Host Job Hunting Event

    Jul 10, 2014

    About $84 million is spent in Army unemployment benefits quarterly. This is the price tag associated with veterans transitioning to civilian careers. As a result, the Regional Growth Management Committee, Fort Meade's Army Community Service and the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program partnered to build an effective model for the hiring of service members and military spouses at local and regional businesses.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 10, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • DINFOS Hosts Embedded Photographer, Journalist At Forum

    Jul 10, 2014

    As the Defense Information School celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, the school that trains service members in the public affairs professions reached out to media members from the other side of the field to learn how to be effective public affairs officers.

  • Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

    Jul 10, 2014

    On Oct. 1, 2014, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle.

  • Program eases U.S. citizenship for service members and their families

    Jul 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As Independence Day neared, a group of U.S. military Soldiers and civilians celebrated their newly recognized U.S. citizenship during a ceremony at the American Consulate in Frankfurt July 2. "Let me be the first to congratulate you and to welcome you to your new American family," said Karen Fitzgerald, field office director of the consulate's U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service.

  • Hobby drives volunteer to help veterans

    Jul 9, 2014

    "Veterans Helping Veterans" are words to live by according to one Tobyhanna Army Depot employee. Electronics Equipment Specialist Jonathan McBride helped raise more than $59,000 last year by volunteering to support more than 30 fundraisers.

  • Knowledge Newsletter 9 July 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

  • Colonel Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier and Intelligence Officer

    Jul 9, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - More than 10,000 black men served in the regiments honorably called the Buffalo Soldiers. Some of these men, such as Henry O. Flipper and Benjamin O. Davis, are historically prominent and fairly well-known to students of American history. However, a great number remain unknown or their accomplishments buried as footnotes to history. One such man with a significant link to Fort Huachuca and military intelligence is Colonel Charles D. Young.

  • 'NFL Play 60' comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 9, 2014

    Children ages 7 to 14 can have fun and get in shape with representatives from the St. Louis Rams organization as Fort Leonard Wood hosts the "NFL Play 60" initiative starting at noon Wednesday at Gerlach Field.

  • Harbormaster troops demonstrate expeditionary capability during RIMPAC 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

    The 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment and 73rd Signal Company set up the Harbormaster Command and Control Center at Ford Island, Hawaii, July 8, 2014, to provide command and control of watercraft assets in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army Entertainment hosts live trivia challenge

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, in collaboration with the Rising Tide Sports & Entertainment Group, will present "Quest for the Best: The Armed Forces Trivia Challenge" July 19, 2014, in the Fort Sam Houston Theater on Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Sky Soldiers join Alpini to clean up historic WWI tunnels

    Jul 8, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Attack Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade (Airborne), based on Caserma Ederle, joined with members of the Vicenza Alpini Group June 28 for the annual clean-up day of the 52 tunnels road (Strada delle Gallerie) leading to the peak of Mount Pasubio.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Presidio now connected to Army's Meter Data Management System

    Jul 8, 2014

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Presidio of Monterey are the latest installations to connect advanced electric meters to the Army's enterprise-wide Meter Data Management System that allows energy managers to monitor energy consumption from a building level and use that information to help reduce energy consumption and cost.

  • Army Corps of Engineers celebrates 40 years in Europe

    Jul 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reached a milestone in Europe this month, marking its fourth decade on the continent. The organization's history here extends back to the end of World War II. After the war, a number of military construction agencies emerged to meet the challenges facing U.S. forces rebuilding Western Europe and combating the growing threat from the Soviet Union. The U.S. Army Construction Agency was established in Germany in 1956, followed by U.S. Army Engineer Element in 1964 and U.S. Army Engineer Command Europe in 1966.

  • MCoE set to receive new commander

    Jul 8, 2014

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster will relinquish command of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning to Maj. Gen. Scott Miller during a change of command ceremony at 8 a.m. July 11 on Parade Field at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Campaign hopes fallen Soldier will receive MoH

    Jul 8, 2014

    Almost nine years after his death, the Family, friends and fellow Soldiers of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe are continuing their efforts to see him recognized for his sacrifice.

  • Local retiree, artist creates clayboard art

    Jul 8, 2014

    Inspiration comes in many forms and sometimes from many people and different places. For Vietnam-era veteran and retired Sgt. 1st Class Franky Hicks, his inspiration began at an early age with his mother Eleanor, continued with his travel as the son of a Soldier and was etched in his mind after reading a magazine article in August 1996 featuring the works of artist Charles Ewing.

  • LTG Alva R. Fitch Creates MI Branch

    Jul 7, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Alva R. Fitch graduated from the US Military Academy in 1930. The United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, still recovering from the loss of life and innocence that came from their participation in World War I. At the tender age of 23, the young 2nd Lieutenant couldn't have imagined that another war on a global scale was brewing overseas.

  • Reading program spells summer fun

    Jul 7, 2014

    More than 200 children are spending their vacation reading books and competing for prizes in Thomas Lee Hall Library's "Paws to Read" summer program.

  • Safety takes center stage at motorcycle rally

    Jul 7, 2014

    More than 60 military and civilian motorcycle riders gathered at Hilton Field Friday to participate in this year's Victory Thunder motorcycle rally.

  • AFSBn-Italy holds change of command ceremony

    Jul 7, 2014

  • Spouses sip and socialize at resilience tea party

    Jul 7, 2014

    Fancy china and fancier hats enhance ACS' latest resiliency class.

  • Game on! Marines, Soldiers, civilians compete at first joint base Urban Warrior Challenge

    Jul 7, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall added another page to its historic legacy June 27 with an inaugural Urban Warrior Challenge that brought Marines and Soldiers together for a day of friendly physical competition.

  • Redskins form military appreciation club

    Jul 7, 2014

    The District of Columbia National Football League team launched the franchise's free, official military appreciation club June 23.

  • APG vets start local NABVETS chapter

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A group of Aberdeen Proving Ground civilians have set up a local chapter of a national veteran service organization.

  • Campaign aims to encourage statewide veteran hiring

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - All gave some and some gave all, is a common saying about veterans. And now, it's time for employers around the Free State to give back.

  • USAACE welcomes deputy to commanding general

    Jul 7, 2014

    Fort Rucker welcomed a new deputy to the commanding general during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 27.

  • Victory garden builds camaraderie

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground civilian has discovered a unique stress reliever that promotes exercise and an appreciation of Mother Nature while inspiring friendships.

  • Army Aeromedical Center, Lyster AHC welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    The No. 1-ranked medical facility in U.S. Army Medical Command welcomed a new commander as Fort Rucker bid farewell to one of its most familiar faces.

  • Air Traffic Services Command, 164th TAOG welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers arrived in droves June 25 to welcome the new commander of the Air Traffic Services Command and 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group and to bid farewell to the outgoing senior officer.

  • Adams welcomed, Ervin hailed as garrison changes responsibility

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - It was a bittersweet parting of friends as the community wished outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Ervin well and welcomed his replacement, incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey O. Adams, during the Garrison Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the post theater June 26.

  • 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment welcomes new command team

    Jul 7, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Squared Away unit June 25.

  • Customer feedback drives Fort Rucker services

    Jul 7, 2014

    Customer feedback is a way for people to stay connected and improve the services and products that they care so much about, and providing that kind of feedback is no different when it comes to improving the community that so many Soldiers and Families call home.

  • Lending Hangar ready to help those PCSing in, out

    Jul 7, 2014

    There is a service in the Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 5700, that is here to help Soldiers and Families out in the busy permanent change of station season.

  • Day in the Life: Library chief keeps knowledge flowing to Soldiers

    Jul 7, 2014

    Many people driving down Ruf Avenue might pass the Aviation Technical Library and the Aviation Learning Center in Bldg. 9204 and think that the facility is only for flight school students, but officials there want people to know that is "simply not so."

  • Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    Operations Group at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin received a new senior officer during its change of command ceremony here, July 1. The mid-morning ceremony ushered in a new era of leadership for the battalion-size unit after NTC and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin entrusted Col. Jeffery Broadwater with command of the unit.

  • Ranger named Special Operations Medic of the Year

    Jul 3, 2014

    On Oct. 5, 2013, Rangers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were a month in to their 18th battalion deployment, since 2001, to Afghanistan.

  • Two Fort Drum Civilian Employees strike a chord in barbershop chorus

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the men of the Turning Point Chorus walked into the Commons for the quarterly Chaplain's Community Luncheon a couple of months ago, they were unsure of how the audience would react.

  • 2nd BCT helps Black River students celebrate school's end

    Jul 3, 2014

    BLACK RIVER, N.Y. -- Twenty Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), helped students celebrate the end of the school year during Black River Elementary School's annual field day June 23.

  • Mountainfest 2014: Sports events boost Soldiers' morale, strengthen teamwork skills

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- June 16 kicked off a week of sports and activities within all units across Fort Drum during the annual Mountainfest celebration.

  • Celebrating freedom, remembering those who paid ultimate price

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Tears from mourners, explosions of artillery guns, the melody of taps and the sad breathing of bagpipes filled a cloud-covered Memorial Park last week as Families, friends and comrades honored 10 Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and one Civilian killed in Afghanistan during 2013.

  • Mountainfest 2014: Thousands brave rain to attend Mountainfest

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Rain showers didn't stop thousands of Soldiers, Family Members and community members from enjoying Fort Drum's annual Mountainfest Day celebration June 25 on Division Hill.

  • Paratroopers drop onto Fort Leonard Wood for training

    Jul 3, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's 1st Lt. Joseph Terry Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Training Facility was the site for specialized training by paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division during Exercise Steel Box.

  • Celebrate our country's birthday, but celebrate safely

    Jul 3, 2014

    The Fourth of July just doesn't seem complete without picnics, BBQs and fireworks.

  • Herbst new FLW Garrison commander

    Jul 3, 2014

    Col. Andrew Herbst became Fort Leonard Wood's Garrison commander, replacing Col. William (Robin) Pfeffer in a ceremony Tuesday morning in Nutter Field House.

  • Installation Management shares Army garrison needs

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Lt. Gen. David Halverson and Honorable Katherine Hammack visited Fort Sill June 27 to let Fort Sill Garrison employees know how to help the Army in its time of transition They also viewed how the post was handling a highly discussed humanitarian mission.

  • Munera takes reins of 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

    Jul 3, 2014

    Col. Antonio "Andy" Munera took the reins of 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, June 25 at Gammon Field.

  • Unique museum donation expands Gen. Leonard Wood's legacy

    Jul 3, 2014

    To some, they looked like old papers -- but one sharp-eyed Cuban-American knew instantly he was looking at a rare piece of Fort Leonard Wood's history.

  • Fit program betters Fort Sill Garrison personnel

    Jul 3, 2014

    The Fort Sill Garrison commander's civilian employee fitness program features a 5K run/walk by garrison employees July 11.

  • Open house caters to small businesses

    Jul 3, 2014

    About 80 small business owners from Southwest Oklahoma and north Texas learned how to apply for federal government contracts, what services are contracted and projected contract requirements during the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sill open house June 25 at Snow Hall.

  • Pride luncheon brings message of equality to installation

    Jul 3, 2014

    Seating at the USO was sold out for the first ever Pride Month Celebration on Fort Leonard Wood Monday.

  • Fort Sill Commissary patrons take 'Cooking Matters' into their own hands

    Jul 3, 2014

    The Fort Sill Commissary offers free store tours so its patrons can better understand food labels, compare unit prices, find whole grain foods, and develop strategies when purchasing produce.

  • Sill ranges home to venemous snakes

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A wetter than normal June returned some green to Southwest Oklahoma, and with the increased moisture perhaps more food for some of the nasties that live here. These include 5-inch centipedes that can sting; scorpions, which need no introduction; an industrial-strength sized wasp and 46 native snake species.

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