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  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • NCOES instructors wear distinct badge

    Dec 11, 2014

    Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officers Academy instructors are the first of their profession on Fort Leonard Wood to wear their own distinct Basic Army Instructor Badge.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's new SHARP Resource Center provides support, services

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is scheduled to officially open its new Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Resource Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 in Building 315.

  • Public Works employee helps Fort Drum 'think green'

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Flipping a light switch, starting up a computer and turning on the coffee pot are regular occurrences in offices across Fort Drum.

  • CBRN specialists offer expertise in Taiwan

    Dec 11, 2014

    A contingent of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Chemical Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood traveled to Taiwan for an exchange that focused on decontamination and curriculum development.

  • New York Giant Steve Weatherford Visits Children at Picatinny Arsenal

    Dec 11, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Steve Weatherford, punter for the New York Giants visited Picatinny Arsenal and spoke with children at the installation's Child Development Center, Dec. 9.

  • FLW first in DoD to use UV water purifying system

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is the first Department of Defense installation within the continental United States to use an ultraviolet light treatment system for drinking water purification, according to the post's Directorate of Public Works.

  • Commander's message: Winter holidays bring out cheer, require responsibility

    Dec 11, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

  • Severe storm moves toward Monterey

    Dec 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., -- Ahead of what many weather experts are saying may be the worst storm to hit the Monterey Bay area in the last five years, the Presidio of Monterey is taking preventive measures to help ensure the safety of community members and to control flooding and runoff on the installation.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • Chaplain assistant fulfills desire to serve

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Carlos Vazquez has always known that in one capacity or another, he would spend his life serving others.

  • APG remembers "Why We Serve"

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 750 Soldiers and DOD civilians reaffirmed their respective oaths of service to the nation during the "Why We Serve" program at the Myer Auditorium Nov. 25.

  • CVC addresses community concerns

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Community Voice Committee, or CVC, discussed APG quality of life issues during its first meeting of the fiscal year, Nov. 13.

  • AMC commanding general: "Great work by people here"

    Dec 10, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa.-- Gen. Dennis Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior officer, paid his third visit to what he called "one of the crown jewels" of the Army on Dec. 2.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC "Gives for Good"

    Dec 10, 2014

    More than halfway through the 2014 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign, federal government employees continue to generously donate to CFC charities to make a lasting difference in people's lives in the Quad City Area and beyond.

  • Top USAREUR, IMCOM Europe leaders visit USAG Ansbach

    Dec 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Europe commander joined Installation Management Command Europe's acting region director for a Dec. 9 visit to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to meet with Soldiers and senior leadership and to tour garrison facilities.

  • Army plays Navy during annual flag football game on Camp Zama

    Dec 10, 2014

    Camp Zama's Army team defeated the Navy team from Naval Air Facility Atsugi 20-0, during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game held Dec. 6, 2014, at Rambler Field on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Under Secretary of the Army recognizes importance of AMC, Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2014

    In his first visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson called the U.S. Army Materiel Command a "jewel" for the country and stressed the important role the installation plays in national defense.

  • Army civilians raise money, finish NYC Marathon

    Dec 9, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- For the average person, completing a marathon is a testament to their physical fitness, stamina and mental toughness. But for two depot employees, completing this year's New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 meant so much more.

  • MEDDAC chaplain assistant provides extra care in hospital

    Dec 9, 2014

    Within the walls of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, thousands of Fort Campbell Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civilians have come and gone -- receiving every type of diagnostic and preventative care one could imagine. On Zero Floor, there is a different type of care being administered, and it all starts within the small, inviting hospital chapel.

  • Cops are cracking down on drunk driving during the holidays

    Dec 9, 2014

    During the holiday season, ASAP urges USAG Bavaria to 'drive sober or get pulled over.'

  • Darling Dinkelsbuehl -- Untouched by time

    Dec 9, 2014

    Virtually unchanged since the 1600s, Dinkelsbuehl is a must see.

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • NEC scores well in annual security review, highest scores in continental U.S.

    Dec 8, 2014

    The recent data security breaches involving such companies as Home Depot and Target, as well as the WikiLeaks site that aims to post sensitive government information are examples that highlight the difficulty in maintaining sound information security.

  • Soldiers get in the Holiday spirit at tree decorating contest

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers and their Families gathered at the Warriors Club on Camp Casey, South Korea, December 5, 2014, for a tree decorating contest. Units brought ornaments that could contend not only for their originality but also for the homage they pay to their mottos and mascots.

  • How to get a 25-foot Christmas tree to stand proud

    Dec 7, 2014

    While most people were preparing for Thanksgiving, four workers from Fort Irwin's FMWR and High Desert Support Services had their sights elsewhere. On the morning of Nov. 22, they took delivery of a 25-foot white pine and focused their attention on how to stand up the post's showcase Christmas tree at Towne Center plaza on Langford Lake Road. The following Monday and Tuesday, the second phase began for the tree's transformation. For this, Gold Star Father Rick Creed came from Rancho Cucamonga to take charge.

  • Fort Irwin enjoys a not-so-random act of kindness from Los Angelenos

    Dec 7, 2014

    Looking to start another great tradition at Fort Irwin, Bridget Blehm, a Yorba Linda resident and founder of For Families of Active Military, recruited a platoon of volunteers from the greater Los Angeles area to come to Fort Irwin to help decorate the post's Towne Center for Christmas.

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

    Chapel duty a few weekends out of the year is just one of the responsibilities of installation chaplain assistants. The chaplain assistant, as a member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, is a Soldier that provides expertise in religious support and religious support operations, according to the Army. It's a job and mission that Fort Campbell's Memorial Chapel chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito embraces. In addition to completing administrative paperwork, helping with religious programming and being the 3rd BCT chaplain's right-hand man, Esposito said the joy of the job for him is "just helping Soldiers out."

  • Strength Club focuses on fitness, injury reduction

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Strength Club is an ongoing program for fitness enthusiasts interested in healthy, friendly competition. To be accepted into the club, participants must properly execute a squat, bench press, and dead lift under Steele's watch.

  • Chaplain assistants: Called to serve, minister

    Dec 5, 2014

    From Infantryman, to tanker, to chaplain assistant. Not your typical military resume for a member of a brigade unit ministry team, but according to Staff Sgt. Howard Robison, his path was predestined.

  • Chaplain assistant brings mentoring mindset to drill sergeant role

    Dec 5, 2014

    Many Soldiers have a skewed vision of what Army chaplain assistants do. With chaplains not carrying weapons, some think their enlisted Soldier assistants are there just for protection. On the other side of the coin, some see chaplain assistants as what Staff Sgt. Keith Johnson Jr. calls "candy boys" -- passing out lollipops and happy thoughts to their fellow Soldiers.

  • Chaplain assistant seeks 'low-density' religions, cares for all

    Dec 5, 2014

    Specialist David Shaffer, 101st Sustainment Brigade, joined the Army Reserves in Kansas City, Mo., in 2006. Originally he wanted to become a medic, but the closest unit was about 300 miles away. Of the options he was given, chaplain assistant seemed like it would be the next best thing.

  • Chaplain assistants: Service to God, service to country

    Dec 5, 2014

    While the MOS is concise, it was enough to capture the interest of Sgt. 1st Class Meaghan Davis, Fort Campbell Garrison Chaplain Assistant, when she first joined the Army 12 years ago. The job seemed ideal -- a position in the Army which would allow her to combine her passion for ministry with her goal of becoming a Soldier. She soon learned that the generalized MOS covered only a small part of what her job would entail. As the rest of the picture came into focus, Davis realized she had found her calling -- and it is a road on which she plans to continue.

  • Post welcomes new garrison chaplain

    Dec 5, 2014

    Recently, Fort Campbell bid a fond farewell to its garrison chaplain. Following the retirement ceremony of Chap. (Col.) Jeffrey Houston, there was little time for reflection at Liberty Chapel. Work doesn't stop for those affiliated with the Army spiritual community, and the holiday season is always especially busy. There are holiday services to be planned, food baskets to fill for Operation: Helping Hand and stacks of festively-decorated, gift-filled shoeboxes ready to ship to less fortunate children around the world. And in the middle of it all stands Fort Campbell's newest garrison chaplain, Col. Terry Austin.

  • Air Assault School donates food, toys to community

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., is spreading holiday cheer this season by sponsoring both a canned food and toy drive to benefit the local community.

  • CID digs deep, sharpens forensic skills

    Dec 5, 2014

    A team of 11 special agents and investigators from the drug suppression unit of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Fort Gordon, got in the weeds -- literally -- as part of a yearly team-building exercise at a remote location in Richmond County, Nov. 21.

  • Turkey burn: Fitness marathon deliver 4 hours of fat-burning excitement

    Dec 5, 2014

    After enjoying all the turkey, stuffing, yams, pies and other holiday fixings, Fort Rucker's physical fitness centers offered people a way to shed the guilt, and the pounds, and get back into the swing of working out with this year's Turkey Burn Dec. 1.

  • Tree lighting sets off string of holiday events

    Dec 5, 2014

    As Christmas officially kicks off on post with the tree lighting ceremony this evening, Fort Rucker has no shortage of ways to get people in the holiday spirit.

  • Tips help people navigate online shopping threats

    Dec 5, 2014

    While those who braved the crowds of Black Friday probably took steps to ensure their physical safety and avoid being trampled by mobs for a special deal, those who go online to find deals in the digital world are advised to look just as carefully at their online safety, according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Holidays no time to give vigilance a day off

    Dec 5, 2014

    As people's thoughts turn to shopping for the perfect gifts, spending time with family, and enjoying friends, good cheer and festivities, post officials remind Soldiers and families not to give vigilance any time off for the holidays.

  • Winter driving safety guide: Preparation, protection, prevention key

    Dec 5, 2014

    Although the South isn't known for snowy storms and icy roads, Mother Nature can sometimes throw a curve ball and bring winter's frosty bite down to southern Alabama.

  • Soldiers emphasize to Students the importance of science that goes into modernizing the Army

    Dec 5, 2014

    Science, technology and education converged for the students of Coronado High School when they visited the Integration Motor Pool, also known as the IMP at Fort Bliss, Texas on Nov. 18. The field trip gave students a firsthand look at practical scientific applications and some of the technology innovations that are being realized in their own backyard.

  • National Training Center supporter has a blast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25. Fifteen-year-old honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Wolf and his family received a warm welcome and spent the day learning about the EOD mission. The 759th EOD responds to calls when ordnance has been discovered. Soldiers evaluate dangerous situations and take a course of action to make areas safe for Soldiers and civilians.

  • Holiday House provides gifts for military Families

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Operation Homefront program "Holiday House" is in full swing this giving season as they prepare to help Fort Campbell Families celebrate the holidays. This program provides help to military service members E-6 and below and their Families by providing toys to those in need.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken holds Thanksgiving/winter feast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, celebrated Thanksgiving and the winter holidays with a turkey dinner and potluck Dec. 2 at their normal meeting place.

  • Prevent weight gain during holiday season

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Many Americans overeat on Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday season. After that, the holiday decorations go up and offices that do not usually have snack foods around burst with holiday cookies and other treats.

  • Fort Huachuca Holiday Giving Tree is wrapping up

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Each year since 1988, the Chaplain's Office Outreach Ministries Program personnel, organize the event by collecting gift donations and distributing them to Service member Families, so they too can celebrate the holidays.

  • LTG William Yarborough, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, December 1966-July 1968

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - William Yarborough was born in 1912 in Seattle, Washington, the son of Army colonel and intelligence officer Leroy W. Yarborough and his wife Addessia. He graduated from West Point in 1936, and went on to serve 35 years in the US Army. Much is known about Yarborough's influence on airborne operations and Special Forces, but the "Father of the Green Berets" also had a significant role in military intelligence during a very contentious time in American history.

  • Career Skills Program affords ETSing Soldiers employment potential

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's Soldier Life Cycle is the last portion of the VOW Act to be implemented. Beginning in fiscal year 15, the Soldier Life Cycle (Start Strong-Serve Strong-Remain Strong-Reintegrate Strong) begins.

  • Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The next-generation radios are fundamentally different than past military radios. These radios use software to control many of their functions and behave more like a wireless data network. By using the Wideband Networking Waveform and the Soldier Radio Waveform, the MNVR system transmits information, including data, voice, images and video across complex terrain.

  • Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather verbal community-unique considerations during community listening sessions being conducted at 30 communities across the Army. Fort Huachuca is one of them.

  • MPs strive to hit the roads safely this holiday season

    Dec 5, 2014

    Safety is paramount as Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall service members, families and others take to the highways to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Pregnancy PT provides fitness for expecting Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Pregnant and postpartum Soldiers now have a PT group tailored specifically to their needs in USAG Bavaria.

  • American Soldiers earn German marksmanship awards

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers stationed at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria - Garmisch Community were awarded the German Armed Forces Badges for Weapons Proficiency or "Schützenschnur" during a ceremony Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center here.

  • U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Dec 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.

  • A Route 66 holiday: Community gathers to kick season off

    Dec 4, 2014

    This year, Fort Leonard Wood residents got into the holiday spirit by celebrating "Mother Road" style during a Route 66-themed Christmas Tree Lighting event Tuesday at Joint Services Park.

  • 407th AFSBn-Hood receives award for community efforts, fiscal savings

    Dec 4, 2014

  • Basic Combat Training brothers-in-arms . . . and blood

    Dec 4, 2014

    For two Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers in training, the word brother has a stronger bond than the Army brotherhood.

  • FLW 'rising star' hopes to shine on big stage

    Dec 4, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's 2014 Operation Rising Star winner is at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas preparing for finals that start Saturday

  • 214th Fires Brigade run honors fallen

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the resounding boom of a cannon, the Fourth Annual 214th Fires Brigade Fallen Soldier Memorial Run began with over 1,000 runners and walkers setting out to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

  • Christ Kindle Markt offers holiday gifts Dec. 6,7

    Dec 4, 2014

    The annual Fort Sill Christ Kindl Markt is Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Rinehart Fitness Center gym.

  • Sill Soldier gives kidney to sister

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Putting the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own is the Army's definition of selfless service. Soldiers are taught the ability to go a little further and endure a little longer to ensure mission success.

  • New complex aids air defense artillery training

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery initiated their latest Standardized Patriot Engagement and Assessment of Reporting (SPEAR) Nov. 17 at Fort Sill at its new Mission Training Complex.

  • What makes chaplain assistants unique

    Dec 4, 2014

    We are celebrating 105 years since the Army officially introduced this unique Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). As the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Chaplain Assistant Sergeant Major, I am proud of all the chaplain assistants supporting our Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

  • Fort Sill celebrates Thanksgiving at its four dining facilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    Fort Sill's four dining facilities served formal Thanksgiving meals to the Lawton-Fort Sill community Nov. 27.

  • Patriot Missile Top Gun Course celebrates 10th year

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army sends its air missile defense tactical officers, mission planners, and trainers to the Air Defense Artillery School's Patriot Top Gun Course, which is in its 10th year, at Fort Sill.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Slideshow: Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving on Fort Jackson

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers in Basic Combat Training on Fort Jackson were treated to Thanksgiving feasts in their unit's dining facilities Nov. 26 and 27.

  • Thanksgiving a family affair for basic training battalion

    Dec 4, 2014

    While most families enjoyed a few days off from work and ate home-cooked meals, several hundred families traveled to Fort Jackson to participate in the Basic Combat Training graduation ceremonies for 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment.

  • Fort Drum Cub Scouts send toys, goodies worldwide

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For most Americans, the holiday season is synonymous with food, family and fun. However, millions of people, including children, do not share these sentiments because their next meal is not guaranteed, their families have been destroyed by tragedies, and poverty has robbed them of any real joy.

  • Agency helps Soldiers understand travel card use for PCS move

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians must use their individually billed account government travel charge card, or GTCC, to pay for permanent-change-of-station expenses.

  • 165th starts program for new cadre, drill sergeants

    Dec 4, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade has implemented a program designed to focus and clarify training standards for new cadre members.

  • Rooftop rescue tests garrison firefighters' capabilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Balancing on a cold rooftop, Daniel Pommer, a U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz emergency medical technician, bandaged the leg of a construction worker as fellow firefighters doused a nearby blaze. Just minutes before, simulated explosions at a Kleber Kaserne construction site launched the garrison firefighters into an exercise to test their response to an on-post emergency.

  • U.S., German Soldiers team up with Strong Teams Cafe for Thanksgiving feast

    Dec 4, 2014

    Days before the first guests arrived at the Strong Teams Cafe for Thanksgiving, the men and women who put it all together were hard at work creating fanciful cakes, ice sculptures and other components for the traditional feast.

  • Thunder leaders take on the Warrior Crucible

    Dec 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Warrior Crucible, a team competition held December 2, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills. The Thunder Brigade won 2nd place out of four teams that competed, in a close match up between 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team who won first place.

  • Interview: New Human Resources director shares experiences, values

    Dec 4, 2014

    Damon Wilford joined U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach recently as director of Human Resources and answered a few of our questions.

  • Weight training program, competition to start January at Ansbach

    Dec 4, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program holds a weight training program and competition during the new year.

  • "Fire Mission"

    Dec 3, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct platoon certifications training Dec. 3 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released) To download these high quality photos or others; please visit 2nd Brigade Combat Team Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127082072@N06/sets/72157649187937998/

  • Senior Army leaders touch and talk arsenal capability

    Dec 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Dec. 3, 2014) -- U.S. Army Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, as well as Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commanding general of TACOM LCMC, took an opportunity today to go beyond the traditional holiday greetings and personally talk to machinists about the great manufacturing work they are doing to support our troops.

  • Celebrating a partnership: Landeskommando Hessen, Garrison Wiesbaden make it formal

    Dec 3, 2014

    German and American Soldiers packed Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center Nov. 25 to mark the establishment of a formal partnership between the Landeskommando Hessen and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

  • Area 1 Commander's Cup

    Dec 2, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division attend the quarterly Area 1 Commander's Cup ceremony November 26, 2014 at Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. F 333rd Target Acquistion Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., won the first place for small sized unit bracket. B Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won second place for small size unit bracket while A Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won third place for small size unit bracket, and 579th Forward Support Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiement, 210th FA Bde., won third place for the large size unit brackets.

  • Fort McCoy honors veterans during prayer luncheon

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Honoring the contributions of military veterans was the focus of the Nov. 6 Veterans Day Prayer Luncheon at McCoy's Community Club. The luncheon was sponsored by the Fort McCoy Religious Support Office. Garrison Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ike Eweama provided the introductions and opening words for the luncheon ceremony. Retiree Services Officer Mitzi Hinton provided the recognition of veterans and thanked them. She also discussed services available at the installation for military retirees of all services. Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee, guest speaker for the event, highlighted the history of Veterans Day and reflected on experiences of serving in the Army. "I had the privilege of serving as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserve for 23 years -- 19 years of which I did my (annual training) here at Fort McCoy," Listecki said.

  • Chief shares history of Ho-Chunk Nation during Fort McCoy event

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- The people of the Ho-Chunk Nation have endured many hardships but remain strong. Their strength is exemplified by their resilience and their service in the United States armed forces, said Chief Clayton Winneshiek, Chief of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Winneshiek presented the history of his people and shared accounts of their military contributions during the Nov. 13 observance of National Native American Heritage Month at Fort McCoy. Winneshiek explained the Ho-Chunk, or Winnebago, didn't receive federal recognition and tribal sovereignty until 1963. This, however, did not deter tribe members from joining the U.S. military.

  • Fort McCoy organizations collaborate to provide ammunition & explosive amnesty boxes

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Five ammunition and explosive (A&E) amnesty boxes now are located throughout the post to provide more options for personnel to turn in stolen, found, or forgotten ammunition. The amnesty boxes, an initiative by the Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office (ISO) will allow personnel to turn in any military A&E in their possession they legally are not allowed to have. The amnesty process gets the materials back into the proper supply channels. "We were finding ammunition and illegal amnesty boxes at different areas on post," said Don Vender, ISO safety specialist. "We needed to come up with a solution."

  • 'Tell Me a Story' attracts young readers

    Dec 2, 2014

    More than 40 families gathered for "Tell Me A Story" on Nov. 16 at Hainerberg Elementary School to enjoy an afternoon devoted to the promotion of literacy through reading, discussions, and crafts.

  • Army Field Support Battalion-Qatar takes PT to a new level

    Dec 2, 2014

  • Marshall Center professors give presentations on transnational challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (Dec. 2, 2014) -- Professors James Wither and Steve Monaco, from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, gave presentations during the Regional Border Security Conference held Nov. 3 to 6 here

  • Sometimes, standing down is a balancing act between mission and wellness

    Dec 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal gave its machines a rare rest recently, albeit for four hours, to accomplish some much needed maintenance. But what a strange sight it was during this maintenance stand down because in place of technical manuals and tool kits … needles, blood pressure measuring devices, fire extinguishers, and a sign up for smoking cessation classes were the tools of the day.

  • Military basketball programs retain Soldier for life

    Dec 2, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Ronald Bartley credits military basketball for making him a Soldier for life. The U.S. Army's "Soldier for Life" campaign is designed to ensure that Soldiers start strong, serve strong and reintegrate strong so they remain "Army Strong" when they leave the Army or retire, and return to their communities.

  • Electro-mechanical work shop surpasses 10-year safety record

    Dec 1, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A branch here has set the ultimate safety benchmark after going 10 years accident-free.

  • Thanksgiving at the JSA

    Dec 1, 2014

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the command team for 2nd Infantry Division, join Col. Michael Lawson and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command team for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., to serve Soldiers of the United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area hearty Thanksgiving meals November 27, 2014 on Camp Bonifas, South Korea.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • Katterbach health clinic nearly doubles Secure Messaging enrollment over 6 weeks

    Dec 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Health Clinic Katterbach took advantage of their latest Influenza vaccination campaign to enroll 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers in the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS.

  • 2014 Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division celebrate the National Native American Heritage Month, organized by 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., at Hovey Theater, on Camp Hovey, South Korea November 25, 2014. The guest of honor, Col. (Ret.) William Michael Alexander, the 2nd Infantry Division's Museum Director and historian, was present to talk about the dedicated services of Native Americans in the U.S. Army.

  • Mile after mile: Fitness centers offer motivational program

    Nov 28, 2014

    Fort Rucker is home to many avid walkers and runners, and the Fort Rucker fitness centers host a program to keep people motivated when setting out on their leisurely strolls.

  • HollyDay Bazaar: Spouse club raises money for community with event

    Nov 28, 2014

    The holiday season is in full swing, complete with Santa making his rounds at malls and venues across the country, and Old Saint Nick didn't miss his opportunity to make an appearance at one of Fort Rucker's foremost holiday events.

  • Education fair provides education, opportunities for Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2014

    As part of American Education Week, many Fort Rucker organizations and academic institution representatives held an Education Fair Nov. 19 for Soldiers, family members and the community at the Soldier Service Center.

  • FRES students graduate DARE program

    Nov 28, 2014

    Making choices in life is something everyone is faced with, and officials at Fort Rucker Elementary School want to help make sure students are prepared to make the right ones when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

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