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  • Fort Carson event honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Fort Carson, Colo., community honored Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16, 50 years after he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

  • Army announces 33K positions now open to women

    Jan 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2014)--One year ago this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the end of the direct ground combat exclusion policy, which restricted female service members from serving in unit-level positions below the brigade level with the primary mission of direct ground combat engagement. Now a year later, the Army announces its recent notification to Congress, through the DoD, to open 33K positions as part of its Soldier 2020 initiative. The Army's Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession. Prior to the DoD rescinding the direct ground combat exclusion policy, the Army had already begun 'leaning forward' with a scientific approach to re-validate performance standards for each Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

  • Fort Sill drill sergeants train others to take 'the trail'

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence is using the experts on being drill sergeants to prepare the future fleet taking the trail. The current and former drill sergeants of the year, Sgt. 1st Class William Schmidt, 2013 DsoY, and Sgt. 1st Class Victor Marquez, 2012 DSoY, teach the Drill Sergeant Candidate Course.

  • Fort's 'Best Warrior Competition' completed, winners announced next month

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Az. - Finding the "best of the best" was the name of the game as eight Fort Huachuca enlisted Soldiers competed in the 2013 Best Warrior Competition last week, participating in seven different events over three days.

  • Right Brain, Left Brain: Art adds color to Fort Drum NEC employee's life

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When visitors to Bldg. 10690 pull in behind the barbed wire perimeter and cross the armored threshold, they may enter Fort Drum's Network Enterprise Center with a sense of seriousness or pangs of caution.

  • FH volunteer recognized for service

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- Jennifer Rickert receives the Margaret C. Corbin award for exceptional volunteer service during the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony Jan. 14 in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. Rickert has amassed thousands of volunteer hours for her work at several venues on Fort Huachuca, and has won several volunteer awards in recognition of her service. She received the latest award for "demonstrating dedicated, exemplary volunteerism as an outstanding committed military spouse, working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families."

  • Commander's Week boosts ISEC leadership, personal development

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, hosted their semi-annual Commander's Week Jan. 13 -- 16 in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The main focus of this event was strategic leadership and professional development for ISEC's senior leaders.

  • MI NCOs inducted into elite organization

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - MI NCOs inducted into elite organization

  • CSU ROTC set for Ranger Challenge

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Fort Huachuca ASAP to present programs at local schools

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - From Monday through Feb. 2, personnel from Fort Huachuca's Army Substance Abuse Program and local schools will join forces with other teens, parents, and scientists across the nation in a week-long effort to shatter the myths on drugs during National Drug Facts Week 2014, or NDFA. The week-long health observance is organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • Fallen Rangers honored at memorial ceremony

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Set realistic weight goals, eat sensibly, attain success

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - If you made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight, you are not alone. Losing weight ranks Number One on New Year's Resolution lists.

  • Construction for new school to begin

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Fort Rucker celebrates MLK legacy

    Jan 23, 2014

    There once was a voice of freedom that called out for justice using nonviolence, but all too soon that voice that shared a message of having courage in the face of opposition and love when experiencing hate, was snuffed out.

  • Armor School commandant promoted to brigadier general

    Jan 23, 2014

  • REF, CDID use collaborative process to design prototype

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers develop CoCreate to support innovation brought on by rapid equipping force and capability development integration development

  • Fort Rucker celebrates African American History Month

    Jan 23, 2014

    Although Martin Luther King Jr. Day has come and gone, Dr. King's legacy and teachings live on through February during African American History Month, and Fort Rucker will honor that history with events planned throughout the month.

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force deployable radar system

    Jan 23, 2014

    Electronics Mechanic Roberto Colon De Jesus overhauls an AN/TPN-19 Landing Control Central (Radar Set) power supply at Tobyhanna Army Depot. The AN/TPN-19 is a complete Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) or Ground Control Approach (GCA) facility used by air traffic controllers to identify, sequence and separate participating aircraft; provide final approach guidance, and guidance through air defense corridors and zones.

  • Day in the life: Firefighters prepare for worst, hope for best

    Jan 23, 2014

    Some men and women face firefights and some literally fight fires, but one man whose day begins and ends with thoughts that he might have to face smoke and flames at any minute, says that's what gets his blood pumping the most.

  • Program promotes cultural exchange

    Jan 23, 2014

    For those seeking to expand their knowledge of the world, the International Military Student Office offers people an opportunity to experience different cultures without leaving the United States or even the Wiregrass by sponsoring an international student.

  • Fort Rucker dedicates cabins to CABs

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Rucker showed a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T to 21 combat Aviation brigades when it renamed the Lake Tholocco lodging cabins after them.

  • Rangers conduct exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Camp Roberts

    Jan 23, 2014

    Rangers from the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are conducting a military training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett and neighboring Camp Roberts.

  • Center wants teens to 'Get a Clue'

    Jan 23, 2014

    For wanna-be detectives who look up to characters such as Sherlock Holmes and the Scooby-Doo gang, the youth center offers teens an opportunity to show off their teamwork and sleuthing skills, without the danger of being chased off by a headless snow monster or Redbeard's ghost, or being called a meddling kid.

  • Military Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol

    Jan 23, 2014

    Military Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol

  • Biofuel-capable plant may be coming to Schofield

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the scope of a future Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant, here.

  • PTA range employee is named best of quarter

    Jan 23, 2014

    Longtime Hilo resident Anthony Ortogero received PTA's Employee of the Quarter Award for his exceptional contributions while serving in the Range Division.

  • Hawaii Harvest

    Jan 23, 2014

    More and more people are becoming concerned consumers when it comes to their food.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade conducts NCO and enlisted run

    Jan 23, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command sergeant major of 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division led brigade Soldiers in the second brigade noncommissioned officer and enlisted run on Camp Casey Jan. 16, 2014. This run focused on building unit cohesion and morale throughout the brigade. At the end of the run Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton recognized the 210th FA Bde. Soldier of Best Warrior Competition winners, Sgt. Scott Cothren, from Lawton, Okla., a field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmember, Cpl. Cho Jun-hee, from Cheonan, South Korea, a human resources specialist both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, and Pfc. Jacob Flores, from Orange County, Calif., a fire support specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde., by presenting them with awards. The 210th Field Artillery Brigade is proud to serve and protect its nation and remains ready to "Fight Tonight" to defend the Republic of Korea and the U.S.

  • 6-37 FA section competition

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a battalion section competition Jan. 13-16, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training was a team competition within the battalion including written test, hands-on equipment test and warrior skills test. Soldiers get to know their strengths and weaknesses through the competition and enhance the readiness to be able to fight tonight.

  • Corps of Engineers, DOD take aim at aging schools in Europe

    Jan 22, 2014

    Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District are engaged in a robust military construction program designed to revitalize dilapidated schoolhouses, some of which were built in the post-World War II era.

  • Yongsan celebrates past, welcomes New Year

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted a New Year's Reception to look over the past year's accomplishments and thank community members and neighbors at the R&R Bar and Grill, Jan. 16.

  • Sergeant Morales Club welcomes 'the best of the best'

    Jan 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're the best of the best. That's what a roomful of Soldiers and civilians gathered to acknowledge Jan. 21 at the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. They were there to congratulate the four newest members of the prestigious Sergeant Morales Club.

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Larry Sack, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, gives a passing grade to Security Force Advise and Assist Team member Army Capt. Quinn Overton Jan. 20 as he completes the weapon assembly and disassembly station of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Jones, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, coaches a soldier on target identification during the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise Jan. 20 at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. As the culminating event of the exercise, soldiers engaged multiple targets to complete the exhaustive course. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Schweinfurt retiree services move to Ansbach after closure

    Jan 22, 2014

    Retirees in the Schweinfurt area can expect their high levels of service to continue through closure, but they should not wait until the gates close to begin preparing for the transition.

  • Your guide to a successful move from private rental housing: Get it moving! The sooner the better!

    Jan 22, 2014

    The closure of USAG Schweinfurt is approaching and service members and civilian employees living in private rental housing should act now to ensure a frictionless relocation.

  • Spirits lifted with first-ever HH bench-press competition

    Jan 22, 2014

    Marines, Soldiers, civilians and Defense Department employees took physical training to the competitive level the evening of Jan. 10 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Cpl. Terry L. Smith Gymnasium.

  • Army Career Counselors of year picked

    Jan 22, 2014

    An intelligence and security command retention staff sergeant has been named the Headquarters, Department of the Army/Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year.

  • JBM-HH commemorates King

    Jan 22, 2014

    As a child, Dr. Valerie Petit Wilson watched Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on a grainy black and white television set.

  • Contracting professionals from around the world gather for OCSJX-14

    Jan 22, 2014

    More than 500 Operational Contract Support professionals from 40 different government agencies and coalition partners are gathered at Fort Bliss, Texas, for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • Through Vietnam, Somalia, 9/11 and Iraq, chaplain helped Soldiers find purpose and stability

    Jan 22, 2014

    Retired U.S. Army Chaplain Duncan Baugh, now an Army Civilian, served in Vietnam, Somalia, and Iraq, and was present at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A common theme runs through his service as both an enlisted combat medic and a chaplain: helping others cope with the experience of war.

  • 'Leadership Is Inspiring The Best In Others'

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From his first day as a young enlistee in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims viewed his military experience as a journey in leadership, discipline, preparation and opportunity.

  • Couple's Dual Army Careers Prove Eventful

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- 1st Lt. Kathryn Munera's Army journey has been one of surprises, opportunities and challenges.

  • Scale Back for Better Health, Chance for Cash

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Alabama may not be the fattest state in the nation, but being in the top five, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, isn't exactly something to brag about.

  • Strength In Spirit Affects Overall Well-Being

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A new year often comes with questions. January is a time to take stock, reflect on past accomplishments and lost opportunities, and determine the way forward. Creating more happiness, achieving a longed-for goal, and making changes that lead to better health and more resilience can be part of the new you in the new year.

  • NTC hosts 3-2 SBCT, 7th ID and Japanese unit for their first decisive action rotation

    Jan 22, 2014

    Several firsts at National Training Center. 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th ID and Japanese unit conducting its first decisive action rotation. The first Stryker brigade ever activated in the Army is now conducting its first decisive action rotation with a unit from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Health Clinic Hosts Open House

    Jan 22, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (Jan. 22, 2014) Improved services and expanded capabilities were on display at the U.S. Army Clinic, Rock Island Arsenal�'s open house on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Clinic Officer in Charge Capt. Katherine Converse said the clinic is focused on �"Where we�'re at and where we�'re going."

  • Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 21, 2014

    Soldiers from 210th Field artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered together at the Warrior's Club Jan. 15, 2014 on Camp Casey to remember and celebrate the impact and influence on humanity by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King. He not only had a significant impact on the civil rights movement but also the human rights movement. King's guiding beliefs as a nonviolent advocate is similar to our Warrior Ethos. He stood up for the voiceless regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, or color.

  • Vicenza, Italy, based 7th Weather Squadron Airmen train with Alpini soldiers in snowy Alps

    Jan 21, 2014

    Surrounded by a thick blanket of snow, U.S. Air Force 7th Weather Squadron Airmen from Caserma Ederle and Katterbach, Illesheim and Wiesbaden, Germany, undertook training with Italian Army soldiers of the Comando Truppe Alpini-Servizio Meteomont in late December at Passo Tonale, Italy. About 20 weather personnel participated in the training including seven Airmen, nine Alpini and four others from allied militaries. The Servizio Meteomont personnel constitute a cadre of weather personnel within the Alpini troop structure. Passo Tonale is in the Southern Alps between the Lombardy and Trentino regions. The primary goal of this five-day training was to further strategic NATO partnerships while learning new skills in the realm of weather and weather forecasting. "We value this opportunity as a capstone annual event to feature our capabilities as Air Force weather personnel supporting U.S. Army Africa and the 173d Airborne here at Vicenza, and other U.S. Army and Air Force units in deployed environments," said Air Force Capt. Jason Scalzitti, commander of the 7th Weather Squadron's Detachment 3.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • A Look Back at the National Security Agency

    Jan 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The history of cryptology is a twisting one that has many of its roots in Army Intelligence. Conducted primarily by a handful of men and women -- led by the likes of Herbert Yardley and the Black Chamber in World War I, and William Friedman and his brilliant crew in the Signals Intelligence Service in World War II -- cryptology was a burgeoning field in the Twentieth Century.

  • Five Soldiers selected for U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

    Jan 21, 2014

    Five Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have been selected for the U.S. Olympic men's bobsled team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Wounded Soldier hopes to 'pay it forward' as doctor

    Jan 21, 2014

    Maj. Will Lyles, a bilateral amputee, is prepping night and day so he can ace the entry exams for medical school and become a doctor.

  • Students return to Fort Irwin's Lewis Elementary after August 2013 monsoon damage

    Jan 21, 2014

    "We're very glad to be home." Students return to a repaired Lewis Elementary after August 2013 monsoon damage. Ribbon cutting celebrates team effort during transition.

  • Senior leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participate in Warrior Leader Crucible team compet

    Jan 20, 2014

    Five teams from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the first Warrior Leader Crucible team competition Jan. 14, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The division-wide Warrior Leader Crucible event was designed to test the mettle, teamwork and the mastery of individual skills and knowledge including chemical defense, tactical communications, combat casualty care, weapons skills, and a foot march. The event was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 2ID leaders as they prepare to Fight Tonight to defend the Republic of Korea. The 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde. team, Lt. Col. Mark Brock, from Stillwater, Okla., the battalion commander, and 1st Sgt. Joseph Taylor, from Waterford, Conn., the bravo battery first sergeant, took fourth place out of 40 teams.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are preparing their M199 howitzer to fire as they await a fire mission. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are firing their M119 howitzer to ensure the weapon system is calibrated. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The guardians of progress

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Spartan security force advise and assist teams of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division can focus on their mission of helping their Afghan counterparts lead in the defense of their nation thanks to a select group of soldiers who watch over them, ensuring their safety.

  • What have you done for "our" homeless today?

    Jan 17, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca Kino Chapel Men's Ministry volunteers to cook at the Good Neighbor Alliance (GNA) in Sierra Vista. The GNA assists displaced families and persons in need of a safe, temporary shelter and access to supportive services and works toward helping them achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. The shelter is located at 420 N. 7th Street, Sierra Vista. AZ.

  • USACR/Safety Center welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center welcomed a new command sergeant major in a change of responsibility ceremony here Friday, Jan. 17.

  • Basic Combat Training NCO soars from fighter pilot to Soldier

    Jan 17, 2014

    A 52-year-old grandpa and former fighter pilot is going through Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard for no other reason than service.

  • IMCOM leaders stress MLK holiday safety

    Jan 17, 2014

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates Dr. King's life, his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, and his enduring legacy. Dr. King employed nonviolent means to bring about social change and the promise of equality for all Americans. His promotion of public service drove Americans to action in the courageous struggle for equality in America. He is a role model for all of us and we take time to celebrate his life, his accomplishments, and his legacy.

  • Fort Jackson Housing Division wins two national awards

    Jan 17, 2014

    Fort Jackson's Housing Division, Directorate of Public Works, has been honored for its work in 2013 by the Professional Housing Management Association.

  • Job fair scheduled for Feb. 11

    Jan 17, 2014

    Are you looking for a job? Are you sending out numerous resumes and not getting invited for an interview? Did you know that networking is one of the fastest ways to land a job? Approximately 75 percent of jobs are found through personal contacts instead of responding to classified ads or posting resumes on the Internet.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train support troops at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jan 17, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - Soldiers from A Company, 1st Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg N.C. prepared for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan at Fort A.P. Hill recently. While at A.P. Hill three Operational Detachment Alphas trained Soldiers from the 50th Signal Battalion as well as the 3rd Special Forces Group Support Battalion and the 1st Battalion 3rd SFGA Support Company.

  • Command message: Remember Dr. King's legacy, stay safe

    Jan 16, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, addresses the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the importance of staying safe over the holiday weekend.

  • Katterbach Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as an Army Medical Home

    Jan 16, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Katterbach Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or NCQA, as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB highlight civil rights for MLK Jr. Day celebration

    Jan 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Von Steuben Community Center today.

  • ACC-Warren helps local community

    Jan 16, 2014

    Contract specialists and leaders from the Force Projection and Tools Contracting Division at Army Contracting Command-Warren, Mich., made the holidays a little brighter for some Michigan families.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated during FH observance

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office, or MEO, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a day early as Soldiers and Civilians gathered in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday. The observance coincided with Martin Luther King Day, or MLK Day, this Monday.

  • Belvoir commander hosts New Year's Reception for community partners

    Jan 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir Commander Col. Gregory D. Gadson hosted the Fort Belvoir New Year's Reception for community partners Friday at the Fort Belvoir Officers' Club. The commander's holiday reception is an annual tradition designed to provide an opportunity for partner units and organizations in the Fort Belvoir community to socialize outside of work, and to thank them for their continued support, Gadson said.

  • New Parent Support Program personnel seek more registrants

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army Community Service officials on Fort Belvoir urged people to register for New Parent Support Program classes to prevent them from being discontinued due to lack of participation. The program provides support services for military Families with a pregnant mother or a child that is three-years-old or younger, according to Sonja Foots, NPSP home visitor. She talked about the program Thursday during a monthly Family Readiness Group roundtable.

  • Household goods claim denied? Claims office can help

    Jan 16, 2014

    If at first you don't succeed in filing a household goods claim, try, try again. That advice comes from Gregory Hand, claims chief at the Fort Belvoir Claims Office, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

  • Historic water tank will be torn down: Structure built in 1918 to be replaced in late 2014 or early

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Belvoir plans to replace historic Water Tank 188, an iconic fixture in the Belvoir skyline, in either late 2014 or early 2015. Water Storage Tank (WST) 188, located on 16th Street and visible from much of South Post, was one of the first permanent structures built on what is now known as Fort Belvoir. When WST was constructed in 1918, Fort Belvoir was known as Camp A. A. Humphreys. The camp was established as an Army installation near the onset of World War I to serve as a training ground for the Army's Engineer School. Originally WST 188 stored water pumped from Accotink Creek via the Humphrey's filtration plant. The tank now stores water supplied by Fairfax Water. The old filtration plant was retired in 1970 and now serves as the Eleanor Kennedy Homeless Shelter. The Shelter is located at the intersection of Pohick Road and U.S. Route 1.

  • Garrison CSMs tour new fitness center

    Jan 16, 2014

    Two members of Fort Belvoir's senior enlisted leadership team stopped by the new Kawamura Human Performance Center Monday to take a tour and learn what the center will offer to servicemembers and civilians when it officially opens in the near future. Command Sgt. Maj. Chester Grelock, current U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir CSM, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Guillory, incoming garrison CSM, met with Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials to discuss the types of fitness training the facility will provide, the array of specialized equipment available, staffing and class agendas.

  • Travel Camp offers outdoor getaways

    Jan 16, 2014

    Whether you're looking for a quick retreat from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia or planning an extended vacation with the Family, Fort Belvoir's Travel Camp is just the ticket for relaxation and fun in a scenic waterfront environment. The 52-pad Recreational Vehicle Travel Camp, operated by the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is located in the Tompkins Basin area of the installation along the shores of the Potomac River. The facility offers campers all the modern amenities, including 40-foot long by 15-foot wide solid concrete surfaced pads (pull-in and back-in), wireless internet and cable TV, on-site direct water and sewer hookups, 20/30/50 amp electric service, coin-operated washers and dryers, restrooms and shower facilities, two fishing piers and access to Castle Park which includes a playground, volleyball net, horseshoe pits and two pavilions.

  • Fitness expo offers resources to start a healthy New Year

    Jan 16, 2014

    Hundreds of fitness enthusiasts learned about the wide range of exercise programs available to the Fort Belvoir community during the 2014 Health and Fitness Expo at Graves Fitness Center Jan. 9. The event, sponsored by Fort Belvoir's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, aimed to increase awareness of the health benefits of physical activity and proper nutritional habits to everyone who lives, works and plays on the installation.

  • Posts battle domestic abuse

    Jan 16, 2014

    Three military installations joined forces at Fort Rucker last week to help understand the distinctive and diverse issue of domestic violence.

  • Classroom to cockpit: Day in the life of a student helicopter pilot

    Jan 16, 2014

    Her alarm goes off at 3:30 a.m. and her loveable hound-lab mix, Rupert, is there to make sure she doesn't hit the snooze button. Second Lt. Dorothy Marie Reid rubs the sleep from her eyes as she prepares for another day as a UH-60 Black Hawk student with D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade.

  • 1-14th FA Steel Warriors return home

    Jan 16, 2014

  • Fort Rucker's recycling plan pulls its weight

    Jan 16, 2014

    With the arrival of the new year, some people think about making new, healthy habits, and Fort Rucker is helping people go green by continuing to make on-post recycling accessible and easy.

  • SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, a Soldier's job extends beyond the duties of the camouflage uniform. As the detachment sergeant for the 18th Military Police Detachment on Fort Huachuca, he strives to take commitment above and beyond, and it is that care and dedication that earned him the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.

  • Ceremony keeps post steeped in tradition

    Jan 16, 2014

    From the bugle call early in the morning to the cannon fire in the evening, people on military installations across the U.S. have become accustomed to these familiar sounds daily, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to upholding this centuries-old tradition.

  • Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- According to "Sourcewire," nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for Soldiers, and their Families, to watch their "bottom lines" when making dining choices on and off duty.

  • MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition. The volunteer Soldiers, along with school employees, church members, parents, service organization representatives, defense contractors, Department of the Army civilians and former students went through a brief training session to judge the Academic Decathlon hosted by Buena High School Jan. 10 through Saturday.

  • ACAP: Think outside the box

    Jan 16, 2014

    Do you have tunnel vision when it comes to thinking about what jobs you could do when you transition out of the military? If you do, you're not alone.

  • Memorial service for Basic Combat trainee

    Jan 16, 2014

  • Office offers cruise tips, expectations

    Jan 16, 2014

    From new innovations to new destinations, cruises offer a multitude of choices for travelers seeking to get away for a week or a weekend, and for those worried about getting lost at sea, Fort Rucker Travel Leisure officers say the only thing to worry about is finding the strength to get back onboard to return home.

  • Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca, Whitney Cordero was one of several individuals who served as volunteer coordinators. Their role was to organize and schedule the many volunteers who worked at nearly a dozen annual events.

  • 2-5th Field Artillery deploys to Southwest Asia

    Jan 16, 2014

  • Workshop offers Soldiers, veterans vocational training options

    Jan 16, 2014

    A two-day Career Technical Training workshop for transitioning military personnel and veterans is Jan. 22-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits office here.

  • TRICARE enrollment leaves post hospital

    Jan 16, 2014

    Military retirees and family members who use Tricare for Life will be required to start filling long-term prescriptions by mail starting Feb. 14.

  • ADA piece added to post Artillery Park

    Jan 16, 2014

    The standard Army anti-aircraft gun from World War II through the mid-1950s is the latest addition to the Fort Sill Artillery Park collection.

  • Fort Rucker participates in statewide fitness program

    Jan 16, 2014

    It's no doubt that hundreds, if not thousands, of people on Fort Rucker made New Year's resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle, and a statewide program is helping people keep up with their commitment.

  • Tuition assistance policy revamped for fiscal 2014

    Jan 16, 2014

    Soldiers must now have one year of service following graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to be eligible for tuition assistance (TA).

  • Soldiers conduct Life Flight exercise

    Jan 16, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA Jan. 16, 2014 -- Soldiers assume risks everyday, whether in garrison or forward deployed environments, and must assume a vigilant watch to ensure risk levels are kept at their absolute lowest.

  • Courses offer career opportunity

    Jan 16, 2014

    Job opportunities for Soldiers and civilians on Fort Rucker are not uncommon, but one opportunity gives people the chance to save lives.

  • Northern Lights, getting exposed in the dark

    Jan 16, 2014

    Here are a few tips to help you photograph the northern lights.

  • 1-44th ADA opens resilience center

    Jan 16, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- During a long deployment, small comforts can help ease homesickness and boost morale.

  • Army wife embraces community, Alaska adventures

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army spouse gets involved in the local community and participates in outdoor activities.

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