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  • Tobyhanna's volunteer of the year admits he's an easy mark

    Jun 3, 2014

    There's never a dull moment in the lives of dozens of volunteers who actively support a variety of projects at Tobyhanna Army Depot and in their communities.

  • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

  • Corps social media campaign promotes life jackets, offers prizes

    Jun 3, 2014

    This summer the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District is promoting life jacket use with the WEAR IT to Win It campaign on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Instilling Soldiers' confidence in their weapon systems is a 200-year tradition at Watervliet

    Jun 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A call for fire initiates a thing of beauty called a "battle drill," as well-trained troops perform a series of tasks in an integrated and synchronized fluid motion. To an observer, this precision drill and sense of urgency to execute a mission is awe inspiring. But what is more inspiring is what cannot be seen ̶ a strong sense of confidence the Soldier, Marine, or Airman has in his weapon system that the gun will not fail them in the heat of battle.

  • Community gathers to honor sacrifices of the fallen and their families

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "What's been keeping us going time and time again in the face of adversity?" asked Col. David Carstens, garrison commander. "The men and women who fought in these battles were very different, but they all shared this in common: They loved America very much." For this reason, and because of "our love of comrades," he added, America's military embodies resilience.� Resilience, perseverance, patriotism and camaraderie were among the virtues discussed at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Memorial Day ceremony held at Veterans Park May 22.

  • Exploring an ironworks: World Heritage Site features intriguing exhibits, concerts, more

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a kind of beauty in the symmetry of certain monuments to bygone times. The row upon row of stark, white crosses and stars of David in a military cemetery. The rusting, tangled metal of a once booming industrial-era ironworks. The psychedelic drawings, colors and fashions of the golden age of pop. Visitors to the area around Saarbruecken will discover all of the above.

  • Soldiers, civilians go cycling to get to work

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Cars and motorcycles, move over. Bicyclists took to the roads May 16 in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day in conjunction with National Bike Month.

  • Units brush up on safety knowledge while competing

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the season changes to summer, so does the focus of safety. Instead of slippery roadways, frostbite or winter tires, it's suddenly about slippery pool decks, heat stroke and T-CLOCS inspections.

  • Gen. Scaparrotti visits Camp Casey

    Jun 2, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commanding general of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea command, visits 210th Field Artillery Brigade, May 29, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea to see demonstrations of the equipment used by the brigade and to enjoy a meal with senior leaders at the Thunder Inn dining facility.

  • 1st Bn. 15th FA Regt. Change of Command ceremony

    Jun 2, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A change of command ceremony was held to honor Lt. Col. Jeremy McGuire, a native of Manhattan, Kansas, the outgoing commander for 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and to welcome Lt. Col. Michael Kimball, the incoming commander for the battalion.

  • 210th FA Bde. Memorial Day Enlisted Run

    Jun 2, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, 210th Field Artillery Brigade command sergeant major, leads Soldiers from 210th FA Bde., 2nd Infantry Division, on a brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey, South Korea, May 22, 2014. The run focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the brigade.

  • USAG-Pohakuloa fire captain is recognized

    Jun 2, 2014

    Hilo native and Pohakuloa Training Area fire captain Calvin Mateo was recently honored in a town hall meeting as Employee of the Quarter for his outstanding contributions.

  • Firefighters muster for heated competition

    Jun 2, 2014

    The second Hawaii Island Fireman's Muster was hosted, here, for more than 30 firefighters and their families, May 17.

  • June, July changes of command are listed

    Jun 2, 2014

    The Army Hawaii community is invited to attend upcoming changes of command ceremonies.

  • Memorial Day is a time for reflection and respect

    Jun 2, 2014

    Reminders of America's history of sacrifice were voiced and demonstrated in formal Memorial Day ceremonies at both Schofield Barracks and throughout the nation, May 26.

  • Hurricane season begins

    Jun 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is conducting its annual hurricane exercise, Makani Pahili, May 28-June 4.

  • Experts say make a kit, have plan for hurricane season

    Jun 2, 2014

    Hawaii is a tropical paradise, but it is not immune to the effects of natural disasters.

  • U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visits Fort A.P. Hill

    Jun 2, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va. visited Fort A.P. Hill June 2 as part of the Fredericksburg Military Affairs Council meeting here. While at A.P. Hill Kaine visited Soldiers from the 276th Engineer Battalion who were training here.

  • Walraths share love story that started during Vietnam War

    Jun 2, 2014

    Retired Col. Burt Walrath, and Gail, his wife of more than 43 years, stood proudly near 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell commander Gen. James C. McConville, May 22, at the Division Review. Part of the highly-anticipated Week of the Eagles festivities, 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans and their Family members participated in the ceremony and stood proudly at the reviewing stand to watch the troops pass. The Walraths surveyed the Soldiers in formation, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing their son -- Lt. Col. Bryan Walrath, Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion commander -- lead his troops across the Division Parade Field. The reunion of sorts was sweeter for the Walraths, since the Week of the Eagles theme "Remembering the 101st in Vietnam -- Building on the Legacy of Courage and Strength" brought back memories of how they met. The pair first crossed paths during the Vietnam War, in the middle of Burt's Army career. Gail was in Vietnam working as a civilian counselor, one of just 12 women based at Cu Chi.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

    Jun 2, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -Bill Niemyer and Nick Gilmore teach Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to a select group Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Victim Advocates at Fort Huachuca, Az. The ASIST workshop is for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

  • D-Day 70th anniversary activities provide chance of lifetime for JROTC Cadets

    Jun 2, 2014

    Several high school Army JROTC programs will attend this year's 70th D-Day anniversary in Normandy, France, and march in the parade held on the streets of Sainte Mere Eglise.

  • A Place of Peace: Remembrance Trail pays tribute to fallen Night Stalkers

    Jun 2, 2014

    As Black Hawk helicopters flew overhead, Jazlyn Redd glided her index finger lightly over her father's name engraved on a plaque and posted on a young elm tree. The 22-year-old spent a few precious moments in silence looking at the letters that spelled, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd. The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Soldier was 37 when he died Aug. 8, 2011, after his AH-6M Little Bird helicopter crashed at a live-fire range at Fort Benning, Ga., during a training mission. "A lot of people remember my dad as being intense -- an intense dude, very aggressive into his work," Jazlyn said. "But, I have those memories of him laughing and us having fun together all the time." Those memories came flooding back as Jazlyn walked the new Remembrance Trail, located in a wooded area just outside the 160th SOAR compound at Fort Campbell.

  • Soldier for Life website connects vets, businesses

    May 30, 2014

    There's an expression in the Army "You can take the Soldier out of the Army, but you can't take the Army out of the Soldier." Whether a Soldier completes his or her service obligation for a few years or makes the Army a career, they are a Soldier for life.

  • The stories and faces behind the pins

    May 30, 2014

    Behind every Gold Star pin you see a surviving family member wearing is a story of loss and strength.

  • Military family members get employment help

    May 30, 2014

    The Career Resource Management Center staff on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers a variety of career resources, not only to transitioning service members, but to their families as well.

  • Privatized Army Lodging brings new hotels to Belvoir

    May 30, 2014

    Construction is under way on Fort Belvoir's new Staybridge Suites hotel across from Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Knadle Hall on South Post. Knadle Hall will open as a Holiday Inn Express late this summer.

  • Mount Vernon Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America awards scholarships to local JR

    May 30, 2014

    The Mount Vernon Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America awarded scholarships to four Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets during a dinner at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club, May 21.

  • Witnessing tradition: Old Guard spouse walks with Flags-in Soldiers a final time

    May 30, 2014

    A good thing in Karin Markert's life is coming to an end, but her past two years of Army experiences have been more than good - they have been extraordinary.

  • Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center receives award

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center received the Top Stateside Installation Center -- Medium Division and the Most Improved Location awards at the USO Leadership Conference, May 21. The Top Stateside Installation Center is awarded to the center that received the most positive feedback from troops and Family members who visit the center and use its programs and services. The Most Improved Location is awarded for the effort and support of the centers' volunteer corps, according to Pamela Horton, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Director of Warrior and Family Centers.

  • Spouses' clubs award scholarships to military children, spouses

    May 30, 2014

    The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses' Club and Belvoir Officers' Spouses' Club awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships to 11 military spouses and military children during the 2014 Scholarship Awards Reception May 21 at the USO Warrior and Family Center.

  • Motorcycle Unit escorts Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers during National Police Week

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Police Department motorcycle unit escorted Families of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty in 2013 during National Police Week, May 6-16. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation on Oct. 1, 1962 which designated May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which the date falls as National Police Week.

  • TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

    May 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony at the Morelli Auditorium on Fort Eustis, Va., May 30, 2014.

  • SKIES ready for summer season

    May 30, 2014

    Students are tumbling, cheering and dancing their way into summer, as the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited (SKIES) summer schedule gets under way at Fort Belvoir. Eight girls took part in a Cheernastics class, May 22, with Sarah Smith, veteran, at Specker Field House. Smith led them through tumbling exercises culminating in a back walkover. Cheernastics is just one of the many classes that SKIES offers afterschool for local students.

  • Whitman students dance for fitness at national event

    May 30, 2014

    More than 1,000 middle school students -- including hundreds of military children connected to Fort Belvoir -- joined celebrities in dancing for fitness, May 21, during the 4th Annual "Move Your Body" celebration at Walt Whitman Middle School. The event, hosted by WAT-AAH! Foundation, was held in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative. This year, Walt Whitman Middle School was selected as the main hub for the event, in partnership with Fit Kids, to lead more than 250,000 students from 600 schools across the nation in choreographed dance routines in an effort to end childhood obesity, according to a WAH-AAH! Foundation press release.

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, safety in mind

    May 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign begins, keep safety in mind.

  • Moments matter, seconds count

    May 30, 2014

    You never know what Mother Nature has in store: After what seemed like an endless winter, it appears we've skipped over spring and plunged straight into summer! I'm sure it's a welcome change for our Soldiers, but the short seasonal transition has put many of us leaders at a disadvantage.

  • B Troop hosts Riding School graduation

    May 30, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - B Troop -- 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) graduated three new riders May 22 on Brown Parade Field. Around 60 Soldiers, Family members and friends witnessed them complete an open-field pistol charge down the field with the rest of the horsemen and receive their graduation spurs and certificates.

  • Memorial Day Observance honors fallen servicemembers

    May 30, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Garrison command team and representatives from the Belvoir Garden Club and Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce honored servicemembers who have lost their lives in past American wars during a wreath laying ceremony at the Wall of Remembrance, May 22. Garrison Commander, Col. Gregory D. Gadson and Donald Carr, Fort Belvoir Garrison Public Affairs Office, director, gave remarks during the observance. Both said it is important that people remember the servicemembers who have given their lives to preserve the freedoms our nation enjoys today.

  • Meade celebrates Military Appreciation Day with the Orioles

    May 30, 2014

    Growing up, Pfc. Nathan Emlet spent his fair share of time on baseball fields -- particularly the pitcher's mound. But on Sunday, the Soldier from the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade found himself on the turf of a major league ballpark as he stood between members of the Baltimore Orioles near second base.

  • Meade Farmers Market offers healthy foods

    May 30, 2014

    The farmers market is part of the garrison's participation in the DoD's Healthy Base Initiative, a yearlong demonstration project for Operation Live Well.

  • DHS student to add USC to pre-college resumé

    May 29, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea - A Daegu H.S. student will make the long trip from South Korea to Southern California to add a taste of college life and studies to his growing accomplishments.

  • 8th TSC surpasses safety record at 1,000 days

    May 29, 2014

    The nearly 5,000 Soldiers and civilians of 8th Theater Sustainment Command surpassed an extraordinary safety milestone May 29, 2014, reaching 1,000 days without an accident-related death.

  • Army Medicine rolls out new PTSD training products

    May 29, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School (AMEDDC&S) has developed two training products to help soldiers understand the nature of combat stress reactions, strategies to seek help and strategies for units to set a command climate that supports seeking help.

  • Fort Huachuca honors local Soldier as TRADOC NCO Instructor of Year

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca has a new claim-to-fame to add to its list as it is now home of the 2013 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Noncommissioned Officer Instructor of the Year, Staff Sgt. Sony Merus.

  • ADA brigade holds on to Knox award

    May 29, 2014

    Fourth Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery is hoping to start a new tradition. They received the Henry A. Knox Hall Award May 22 for the second year in a row

  • Post, off-post community observes Memorial Day

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In honor of our nation's fallen military service members, U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations hosted a Memorial Day Observance at the Post Cemetery Monday. More than 100 attendees were projected to attend the event which not only recognized the service of those who died, but ensured they would never be forgotten.

  • SAMS graduates ready for complex problems

    May 29, 2014

    After months of reading, researching and studying, the 132 officers attending the School of Advanced Military Studies class 2014-01 graduated in a ceremony May 22 at Eisenhower Auditorium at the Lewis and Clark Center. The graduates, including 12 international students from eight different countries, received master of military art and science degrees after completing either the Advanced Military Studies Program or the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program.

  • No clubs necessary for growing sport of disc golf

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course is one of the installation's most-frequented recreational hot spots, but there is another more non-traditional course that people can transfer some of their golf skills to.

  • Class teaches new form of communication

    May 29, 2014

    Raising a newborn or toddler can be frustrating and exhausting at times, but Fort Rucker Army Community Service offered a new way for parents to communicate with their children May 22.

  • Families horse around at riding stables

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Child Development Center is always looking for ways to enrich the lives of the children they look after, and one way they're doing that is by sharing a love of animals.

  • Day in the Life: Soldier strives to inspire others

    May 29, 2014

    Before the sun stretches its rays over the horizon each morning, more than 160 students at the NCO Academy are lined up ready to take on the day.

  • Vacation Bible School: Children learn through hands-on experience

    May 29, 2014

    Learning through interaction is the focus of Fort Rucker's Vacation Bible School, as children will learn through hands-on experiences to create lasting memories.

  • Dixon students get a taste of Army life on installation tour

    May 29, 2014

    Open mouths and wide eyes were seen on the faces of 66 students from Dixon Elementary School as they entered Grant Hall on May 20. Four fifth grade classes spent a full day learning about new Soldier training and touring post facilities.

  • German liaison captain makes life-saving move

    May 29, 2014

    Soldiers are considered by many to be heroes for what they do defending the country, but it was a typical lunch that caused one Fort Rucker Soldier to be considered a hero to a local woman.

  • Fort Sill honors those who gave ultimate sacrifice

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Sill, Okla., held its annual Memorial Day ceremony, May 26, 2014, at Post Cemetery.

  • Remembering fallen heroes: Hundreds pay respects to nation's fallen

    May 29, 2014

    Since its inception in 1868, borne out of the Civil War, Memorial Day has served as a day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to showing honors.

  • Army Sustainment Command supports Memorial Day events in Quad Cities area

    May 29, 2014

  • Faces of the Fort: CoS synonymous with multi-tasking

    May 29, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence chief of staff position is one that requires the ultimate diplomat, and the senior officer in that position is the connection between the MSCoE, Fort Leonard Wood commanding general and all of the schools, brigades, detachments, tenant units and organizations on the installation.

  • Fort Sill celebrates cultural diversity

    May 29, 2014

  • Army program encourages healthy lifestyles

    May 29, 2014

    Public Health Command is launching a new initiative to help Soldiers, family members, retirees and Army civilian employees develop healthier lifestyles.

  • Program helps Army retain best NCOs

    May 29, 2014

    The Qualitative Management Program (QMP) was developed to ensure that only noncommissioned officers (NCOs) who consistently maintain a high standard of performance, efficiency, morality and professionalism are permitted to continue to serve on active duty.

  • FLW TBI symposium set for June

    May 29, 2014

    Leading Army Traumatic Brain Injury specialists are coming to Fort Leonard Wood for a TBI symposium June 5.

  • Combat Life Saver course leaving basic training

    May 29, 2014

    Right now, Soldiers take the Combat Life Saver course for the first time in Basic Combat Training. The Army is moving away from that and by September they will only focus on the basics while they're in basic.

  • Fort Leonard Wood dentist takes skills to Djibouti

    May 29, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood dental officer is doing something less than 20 percent of his dentist comrades are afforded the opportunity to do -- deploy.

  • Kids' fishing derby ready to cast off May 31

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Sill's annual kids' fishing derby is May 31 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Medicine Creek.

  • Event pairs veterans, jobs

    May 29, 2014

    A Military and Veterans Employment Expo in Colorado Springs, May 22, 2014, led to almost 500 on-the-spot job offers for veterans, servicemembers and their Family members.

  • Fort Carson honors fallen heroes

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Carson community members gathered at the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial, May 26, 2014, to honor nine servicemembers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Combined Resolve II roles prepare European armies for coalition missions

    May 29, 2014

    Combined Resolve II is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in Germany. The exercise, which is scheduled to run from May 15 to June 30, 2014, includes more than 4,000 participants from 15 allied and partner countries.

  • 3-15 Infantry supports Kessler elementary family day

    May 29, 2014

    Soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, supported the Kessler Elementary School family day activities, May 15, on Fort Stewart.

  • Fort Gordon remembers fallen heroes

    May 29, 2014

    Individuals gathered for the Survivor Outreach Service Warrior Remembrance ceremony May 22 held at Freedom Park. As the nation prepared to honor its fallen military heroes over the Memorial Day holiday, so did Fort Gordon.

  • Gardaland Challenge ends with muddy winners

    May 29, 2014

    The masterminds at Vicenza's Outdoor Recreation combined a tough mudder-style race with an amusement park for the Gardaland Challenge May 17. Around 130 members of the Vicenza Military Community took the short trip to the nearby Gardaland theme park to battle against each other.

  • First responders share shipwreck experience

    May 29, 2014

    Four members of the Scuba Search and Rescue team from the Vicenza Vigili del Fuoco met with the firefighters of the garrison's Directorate of Emergency Services for a professional exchange at Caserma Ederle May 12.

  • DPW ramps up photovoltaic energy use

    May 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza has increased solar energy capacity on bases in Vicenza by more than 400 percent with the installation of 4 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) generation systems atop multiple buildings on Caserma Del Din.

  • MPs reopen case of boy who disappeared 42 years ago

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Jackson Military Police reopened the case of a boy who went missing from the post's housing are 42 years ago.

  • USAG Bavaria HHC Change of Command is bittersweet

    May 29, 2014

    Ceremony commemorates CPT Amy Becker's leadership and welcomes CPT Andrew Higgins as command

  • "Baby Bazaar" highlights local services

    May 29, 2014

    ACS shows new parents what Hohenfels has to offer.

  • Hazardous Material Control Center keeps community and environment safe

    May 28, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 29, 2014) -- "Save the world." "Buy green." "Reduce your carbon footprint." The slogans have been heard before, and including the affects of global warming and the rapid depletion of natural resources. The Honshu, Japan Hazardous Material Control Center is showing their concerned about the environment and the affects of hazardous material on human health with their new mission to control and manage hazardous materials entering the United States Army Garrison Japan installations.

  • Dari-speaking DLIFLC diners devour delicious delicacies, important lessons

    May 28, 2014

    Language fluency is only one the many tools a Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center linguist possesses. They will also leave the Presidio of Monterey with a unique knowledge and insight into the local culture of their language of study, including its social structure and mores, spiritual beliefs, traditions and symbols. Eighteen DLIFLC students spend a day in a typical Afghan home, immersed in Afghani culture, language and social structure.

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • USAG Ansbach conducts safety stops to prepare for Memorial Day weekend

    May 28, 2014

    The Ansbach Safety Office led an effort to prepare drivers for a safe for the Memorial Day weekend. More than 160 vehicles were stopped and checked for saftey issues.

  • Vanguard staff tee off in golf scramble

    May 28, 2014

    Eleven staff sections from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, known as the Vanguard Brigade, took to the greens to enjoy a golf scramble at Taylor's Creek Golf Course, May 22, on Fort Stewart.

  • Story of rescue and opportunity shared at AAPI Observance

    May 28, 2014

    The 1st Signal Brigade hosted the main observance for 2014 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom May 19.

  • Arsenal honors, remembers those who have given their ultimate sacrifice to our country

    May 28, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week a number of individuals and family members came together to represent the U.S. military at the City of Watervliet's Memorial Day parade. There is a sense of duty to our servicemen and women that goes beyond dates on a calendar that focuses our nation on its military, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. After all, for more than 200 years, the Watervliet Arsenal has produced the weapons, parts, and material that have helped hundreds of thousands of our nation's warfighters to come home safely from battle.

  • Romanian Army takes command of U.S. Opposing Forces during Combined Resolve II

    May 28, 2014

    In remote Bavaria, the sound of simulated battle echoes. The armies of the U.S. and Romania join forces to train. At the heart of the training lies one of the U.S. Army's most versatile forces.

  • Indian artifacts, culture unveiled at Oxbow Meadows

    May 27, 2014

    The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Columbus State University unveiled a stop on the Creek Heritage Trail as a tribute to Muscogee Creek Indians May 22 at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.

  • Gold star mothers host boot drive

    May 27, 2014

    A team of Gold Star mothers is remembering fallen service members by collecting new and used boots of all sizes for a national traveling memorial.

  • Families raise Gold Star awareness

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day weekend represented more than barbeques and the beach for Nicole DiCenzo. It was also the eighth anniversary of the death of her husband Capt. Doug DiCenzo, who was killed during an IED explosion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • New smartphone apps increase Soldier learning

    May 27, 2014

    Unlike previous generations who lugged around bulky field manuals and training manuals, today's Soldier would rather find what he needs on his smartphone.

  • Fort Benning celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Benning recognized and celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage during an observance May 22 at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center.

  • Vietnam expert draws parallels to Iraq, Afghanistan conflicts

    May 27, 2014

    Vietnam expert Rufus Phillips visited the Maneuver Center of Excellence May 20 to discuss his experiences in Vietnam as part of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Father, son attend MCoE leader courses

    May 27, 2014

    When Capt. Guster Cunningham III decided to transition his 19-year Army career from a noncommissioned officer to an Armor officer, he knew his Family would support him.

  • World War II veteran looks back at D-Day

    May 27, 2014

    With the observance of Memorial Day May 26, people throughout Fort Benning and the surrounding communities took time to recognize the sacrifices made by those who have fought and died while serving the United States.

  • Fallen Soldiers honored during Memorial Day ceremony, graduation

    May 27, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and Family members from across the Fort Benning community came together May 23 to honor the sacrifices of fallen service members during a Memorial Day celebration at the National Infantry Museum.

  • 3rd ID soldiers help commemorate Memorial Day

    May 27, 2014

    Soldiers of 3rd Infantry Division participated in ceremonies in Hinesville and Glennville, May 26, to remember and celebrate fallen service members.

  • Gold Star families honored at Presidio of Monterey Memorial Day ceremony, reception

    May 27, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey Garrison hosted a special reception to honor the Gold Star families of eight fallen service members at the POM Chapel annex May 23. The Gold Star families were invited as special guests by the Presidio to attend the Presidio's Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldier Field.

  • To everything, a season: Wildcat deputy commander retires

    May 27, 2014

    The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. William Gothard at Darby Field on Fort Jackson, May 17.

  • Wildcats volunteer at local food bank

    May 27, 2014

    Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command volunteered an afternoon of their time sorting donated food at the Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia on May 22.

  • U.S. Army Intelligence School at Fort Devens closes, leads to construction boom at Fort Huachuca

    May 27, 2014

    In May 1990, the Army announced that $129 million of planned construction would take place at Fort Huachuca, most of that being new buildings to accommodate the students, instructors and administrative personnel projected to transfer from Fort Devens, Mass., in connection with the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, Act of 1988. This was the culmination of a two-decade-long effort to consolidate all military intelligence, or MI, training at Fort Huachuca.

  • Marines, Army compete, demonstrate teamwork, build morale

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Marines, Army compete, demonstrate teamwork, build morale.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

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