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  • Camp Zama celebrates military children

    Apr 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2014) -- April is recognized annually as the "Month of the Military Child" throughout the Army, and all month long, Camp Zama's youth had the opportunity to attend various events to recognize all that they do to support their community.

  • USAG-HI awarded ACOE gold

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has received the 2014 Army Community of Excellence Gold Medal award as the top installation in the Army.

  • Army recognized for historic preservation

    Apr 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will be in good company, May 30, when it accepts not one, but two recognitions from the Historic Hawaii Foundation at the 40th annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony.

  • South Korea, U.S. leaders discuss integrating women into field artillery

    Apr 29, 2014

    Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, visited the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in Jangsung, South Korea, April 1, 2014, to discuss integrating women into the field artillery career field.

  • Diversity leadership plus expanding opportunity: An imperative for America

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Rangers train for upcoming deployment

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Author: World War I hero exemplifies mission command

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Pilot program produces 1st Ranger grad

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Former SecDef reflects in memoir

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Australians, Fort Benning community mark ANZAC Day

    Apr 29, 2014

  • Resilience class tackles stress

    Apr 29, 2014

  • The Rally to end sexual violence

    Apr 29, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - SFC Tiffany Moore, 111th M.I. Brigade Sexual Assault Response Coordinator discusses the effects of sexual trauma with SFC Casey McConville from the 111th M.I. Brigade.

  • Religious community working together to combat Moral Injury

    Apr 29, 2014

    Caregivers including clergy have always helped service members manage moral injury as they continue to fight personal battles after returning home from war. But as more and more Veterans begin to reintegrate back into civilian life after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is continued interest in moral injury within the medical and religious fields. This article discusses the concept of moral injury to include religious approaches to caring for affected Veterans.

  • Commentary: Bullying through the lens of a high school videographer

    Apr 29, 2014

    Romnick Fallejo, a senior at Schweinfurt Middle/High School, recounts a recent training session on preventing bullying.

  • Community rallies for Autisim Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2014

    "(Hohenfels is) coming together as a community saying 'we're all in this together.'"

  • IMCOM Europe selects its best warriors

    Apr 29, 2014

    A week's worth of pushing their mental and physical capacities to the fullest paid off for Staff Sgt. Kareem Paschal and Spc. Jeromy Sisk, Installation Management Command Europe's winners of the Best Warrior competition held at Baumholder April 20 -- 25. Paschall was named the Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Sisk was the Best Warrior Soldier.

  • Baumholder community focuses on its children

    Apr 29, 2014

    Baumholder's Child, Youth and Schools Services teamed up with Army Community Service and the Baumholder schools recently to present a united front in the fight against child abuse and to raise awareness for autism.

  • Schweinfurt honors its volunteers -- force behind the force

    Apr 29, 2014

    In a small ceremony April 16, community members here gathered at the Finney Recreation Center to honor, thank and congratulate their peers, neighbors and friends chosen as the 2014 volunteers of the year.

  • Maj. Gen. Gerety, Command Sgt. Maj. Wills visit Afghanistan bound SFAAT DET 82

    Apr 28, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety and Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills, commander and senior enlisted leader 80th Training Command (TASS), visited with the Citizen-Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory Assistance Team, Detachment 82 at Fort Bliss Texas, April 24, 2014. The 16 person team, 15 of whom are from various units across the 80th TC, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in May 2014 to advise and assist the Afghan Border Police at Regional Command West near the Iranian border.

  • AUSA tournament is a hole in one

    Apr 28, 2014

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Virtual Best Warrior Competition saves time, money

    Apr 28, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 28, 2014) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Atlantic Region avoided $75,000 in expenses and saved garrisons thousands in travel costs by determining its noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year in a "virtual" contest.

  • Marines: Blue Force Tracking parts on time, in budget

    Apr 28, 2014

    Team Tobyhanna is fabricating thousands of electrical and mechanical components for the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • SMA stresses importance of character, commitment, competence to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told attendees a Soldier's character, commitment and competence are keys to helping the Army combat sexual assaults and suicides in the Army, during a town hall at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 25, 2014.

  • First Person: Battalion commander shares views on Alaska disaster exercise

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Chief of Transportation receives first star

    Apr 28, 2014

    Congratulations to Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan - Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, left, and Jennifer Sullivan pin the rank of brigadier general on him during his April 25 promotion ceremony. Sullivan is the Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant.

  • Rubik's Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -In 1974, Erno Rubik, a young professor of architecture in Budapest, Hungary, created a solid cube that twisted and turned -- and did not break or fall apart.

  • Foreign Soldier receives military education, provides self-defense training at FH

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In November 2013, Bogdan left his loved ones and made his first trip to the United States to attend the Military Intelligence Captain's Career Course, or MICCC, here. When the class began, students created a personal profile to share with the group. Through this introduction, it became known that Bogdan was a Krav Maga Self Defense System instructor.

  • FH celebrates Easter with Sunrise Service, children's egg hunt

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Religious Support Team and an estimated crowd of 400 celebrated Easter on Sunday with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Fort Huachuca's Reservoir Hill. It was a worship, music and fellowship event dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus.

  • FH honors volunteers for selfless service during recognition ceremony

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca honored its dedicated volunteers of 2013 Tuesday during the annual Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Help Your Children Recharge through Sleep

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sleep is critical to a child's growth and development. Putting children to bed every night at the same time helps them grow up happy and healthy. From the moment they wake up to the moment they fall asleep, children exert a lot physical and mental energy, parents can attest. Many military children also have to deal with the stress of having a deployed parent (or parents), who may then be injured, and frequent moves, which mean saying goodbye to friends, as well as having to start a new school and make new friends. (Service members and their children have proven to be very resilient despite all the challenges.)

  • 40th ESB cases colors, is ready to deploy

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of operations in Southwest Asia, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion "Renegades" cased their colors April 17, on Fort Huachuca's historic Brown Parade Field.

  • Fort Huachuca, partners, break ground for Solar Array Park

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Just one year after the idea was introduced, Fort Huachuca and partnering organizations broke ground on the Department of Defense's largest renewable energy project April 25 adjacent to the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, to mark the construction of the new Solar Array Park scheduled to begin operation by the end of the year.

  • Safety, DFMWR to hold motorcycle safety ride at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 28, 2014

    May is National Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month and U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Safety Office are hosting a motorcycle rally and group ride to Ochsenfurt and Kitzingen near W├╝rzburg, Germany.

  • Expectant VMC mothers tour San Bortolo Hospital

    Apr 28, 2014

    Expectant mothers in the Vicenza Military Community learned what to expect when expecting at the San Bortolo hospital in downtown Vicenza during a tour April 14. The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza organized the tour after announcing the closure of its Birthing Center.

  • Volunteers celebrated in ceremony at Hohenfels

    Apr 28, 2014

    Volunteers change lives and communities.

  • SMA views Fort Leonard Wood's unique training capabilities

    Apr 28, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., showcased its one-of-a-kind training to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, April 23-24, 2014.

  • 2014 AUSA Friendship golf tournament

    Apr 27, 2014

  • 2ID Soldiers participate in head start program at local universities

    Apr 27, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division joined community members from Kyungmin University in the opening ceremony of the Head Start Program in Uijeongbu, South Korea March 19, 2014.

  • Thunder KATUSAs meet a living legend

    Apr 27, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- The Korean War was a time of devastation and panic. However, there were heroes like retired Republic of Korea army, Gen. Paik Sun-yup who stood up to enemy forces to protect their nation and loved ones.

  • Senior logistic command holds change of responsibility

    Apr 25, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and well-wishers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a change of responsibility ceremony bidding farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III, April 25, as he relinquished responsibility as the command sergeant major of the 8th TSC to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin, on Hamilton Field at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Mobile Ministry

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Irwin, Calif -- As the United States Army draws down from armed conflicts, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, also known as the Blackhorse Regiment, has brought new life to mobile ministry, a concept that defines the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Army. It has become an important part of life for some Troopers of the 11th ACR.

  • Facebook virtual town hall takes place Wednesday

    Apr 25, 2014

    Do you have a community-wide question or concern?

  • McCaskill: Fort Leonard Wood crucial to nation's strength

    Apr 25, 2014

    The highest ranking Democratic woman in the history of the Senate Armed Services Committee visited Fort Leonard Wood April 23 and said Fort Leonard Wood's mission is critical to the nation's military and its future.

  • Commissary offers MOMC fun

    Apr 25, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 kindergartners wiggled and giggled in anticipation of the "extra-special surprise guest" slated to make an appearance at any moment inside the Hale Kula Elementary School cafeteria, here, Tuesday.

  • IPC celebrates observance at Schofield, Shafter, 4-23 & 26

    Apr 25, 2014

    Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.

  • Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet

    Apr 25, 2014

    Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.

  • Hidden gem: Fort McNair O Club

    Apr 25, 2014

    When Jamey Westerman looks around the Fort McNair Officers Club, all she sees is its untapped potential. The historic club, which is located on the Washington Channel/Anacostia River waterfront, is the only place that offers a sit down lunch on the installation. An a la carte menu with items ranging from salads to wraps to burgers is available Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Fridays, the facility serves a southern buffet that offers fried chicken and all the fixings.

  • Hundreds attend Easter Sunrise service

    Apr 25, 2014

    Hundreds gathered at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater for the annual Easter Sunrise service April 20.

  • CDC children learn the three R's on Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Students from Cody Child Development Center got a lesson in the three R's - reducing, reusing and recycling - April 22 as they spent a part of Earth Day at the commissary on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • JBM-HH celebrates Earth Day

    Apr 25, 2014

    Mother Nature welcomed Earth Day April 22 with a pleasant temperature and sun-filled blue sky while two groups of children from the Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall enjoyed a day filled with educational and fun activities in tribute to our planet on its special day.

  • A profound 26.2 miles: Henderson Hall commander runs at emotionally-charged Boston Marathon

    Apr 25, 2014

    Forty-eight hours following his first-ever run at the Boston Marathon, Col. Anthony Barnes, commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Henderson Hall, was back at his desk on the Marine side of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. A year highlighted by qualifying and training for the most famous road race in the world was in his rear-view mirror.

  • Police to drivers: Park, drive legally

    Apr 25, 2014

    An influx of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall vehicular traffic is a direct result of warmer spring weather. More events like the Twilight Tattoo and the opening of the Officers Club pools bring additional wheels and larger crowds to the base. The JBM-HH Police Department is situated to monitor parking and traffic on the Fort McNair, Henderson Hall and Fort Myer portions of JBM-HH.

  • RIA run wraps up Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 25, 2014

  • Living with autism

    Apr 25, 2014

    It is 4:30 a.m. Melinda Waller is awakened by her 4-year-old son wanting to watch videos on the computer. "Momma, dragon turtle, dragon turtle," he said as he tries to shake her awake. He grabs her hand and pulls. "Come on, dragon turtle." She slowly opens her eyes -- for what seems like the millionth time in the last few years -- and pulls him close and mumbles. "I sure do love you, son."

  • IMCOM Europe names 'Best Warriors' for 2014

    Apr 25, 2014

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2014 Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony here April 25.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers sign a SHARP commitment pledge

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program set up a table at the Post Exchange for Soldiers to sign a commitment pledge for the SHARP program April 18 on Camp Casey, South Korea. This event was held to encourage Soldiers to stay committed to the program.

  • Humphreys community turns out for Earth Day Eggstravaganza

    Apr 24, 2014

    Hundreds of community members and their children turned out for the various events at the Earth Day Eggstravaganza, in the vicinity of Soldier Field, April 30. The event had a little bit of everything for the entire community. It opened with a 5K and Kid's 1-mile run and was followed by Earth Day activities and the Eggstravaganza.

  • United Club distributes scholarships, grants to community

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Humphreys United Club provided several organizations and individuals of the Camp Humphreys community with needed monies, through grants and scholarships, during its monthly membership meeting, April 3, in the Community Activity Center. The club distributed $20,000 during the meeting and with the more than $12,000 it distributed in the fall, has provided a total of $32,098 in the past year.

  • Heritage days offers weekend of entertainment

    Apr 24, 2014

    Country music superstars, Big & Rich, will perform a free concert April 25 on the Fort Sill Polo Field to kick off Western Heritage Days weekend.

  • New TRADOC commander visits Home of Sustainment

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command here hosted an April 22 visit by Gen. David G. Perkins, the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Sergeant receives prompt battlefield promotion

    Apr 24, 2014

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- In 2008, the Army announced a one-year pilot program making active Army, Guard and Reserve Soldiers in grades E-1 through E-5 eligible for battlefield promotions.

  • Reserve Soldiers augment active-duty drill sergeants

    Apr 24, 2014

    For most Army Reserve Soldiers, drill time is one weekend a month and two weeks a year. For those who are a part of the Reserve Echo Company Mission, drill time means being a drill sergeant two-10 weeks a year, or more.

  • A Decade of Bring Your Child to Work Day, Picatinny Style

    Apr 24, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - U.S. Army installation Picatinny Arsenal hosted 175 children for its tenth annual 'Bring Your Child to Work Day' event.

  • Quartermaster Corps' top enlisted Soldier discusses issues, initiatives affecting ranks

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 24, 2014) -- It has been one year since Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray joined Brig. Gen. John O'Neil IV to form the leadership team of the Quartermaster School and Corps. During that time, the Georgia native has traveled the quartermaster universe, assessing operations and talking with troops across the personnel spectrum. The information he gained oftentimes elicits the slogan:

  • Lee anti-terrorism officer discusses community's role in force protection

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 24, 2014) -- The one-year anniversary last week of the Boston Marathon bombing generated a lot of discussion about the nation's ability to detect and hopefully stop future "homegrown" terrorist attacks.

  • Campaign provides opportunity to give back

    Apr 24, 2014

    There is less than a month left of the Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign.

  • Tips for disaster survival

    Apr 24, 2014

    One of the most important items that everyone should have is a 72-hour disaster survival kit. Whether the kit is kept at home, in your vehicle or used as a "bug out bag" (BOB), the items you gather and keep accessable may determine your ability to survive in a time of crisis.

  • Prepare for Oklahoma's severe weather

    Apr 24, 2014

    Severe weather is always upon us in Oklahoma. The threat just changes from season to season.

  • Story time in Mrs. Chandler's Neighborhood

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- During an accompanied visit with her spouse, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Jeanne Chandler spent time reading to a group of preschool-aged children at one of the two Child Development Centers here, April 23, 2014. Chandler mentioned she began reading to military children around three years ago and enjoys the story telling. In addition to reading to the children, Chandler received a program briefing and a tour of the facility from building director Joyce Jones (far left). (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Kelly S. Malone)

  • Fort Sill Soldiers train for Spartan race

    Apr 24, 2014

    Soldiers from H Battery, 26th Field Artillery, have taken it upon themselves to organize an informal physical training group to improve the physical fitness of the unit and establish a rapport amongst battery members that few other units can match.

  • Days of Remembrance program honors Holocaust survivors

    Apr 24, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) will host the "Holocaust Days of Remembrance" program 10:30 a.m., April 30 at the APG North (Aberdeen) Post Theater, Bldg. 3245.

  • New Soldiers start career with naturalization ceremony

    Apr 24, 2014

    Dozens of men and women became United States citizens last week, just as they were becoming Soldiers.

  • Volunteers continue to shine

    Apr 24, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Gloria Dent A firm believer in volunteerism, Gloria Dent is doing her best to promote the practice on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and beyond.

  • Military child to perform national anthem at Western Heritage Days

    Apr 24, 2014

    Ciera MacKenzie, 12, daughter of 1st Lt. Tonya and Daniel Crain Jr. will perform the national anthem to open the Western Heritage Days concert April 25 at Polo Field.

  • Volunteers read all about it during Seuss event

    Apr 24, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 30 Soldiers and DoD civilians from the APG community read to students for Roye-Williams Elementary School's Read Across America celebration April 16.

  • Sunrise service magnifies triumph of resurrection

    Apr 24, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Soldiers, civilians, Family members and guests, marked the coming of Easter with a sunrise service at the post chapel April 20. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jerry Owens, Garrison chaplain, hosted the celebration aided by Choir Director Lee Ann Masters. The choir delivered a series of songs with narratives mixed in that took listeners through the crucifixion and resurrection.

  • Fort Sill Soldier saves trainee, himself

    Apr 24, 2014

    The quick, improvised thinking of a hand grenade instructor saved not only his life, but that of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier April 14.

  • Suicide intervention training draws diverse NCOs

    Apr 24, 2014

    Substance abuse program sponsors ASIST workshop. About a month ago, Sgt. 1st Class Katie Smith ran into a Solider who she had trained in Fort Meade's Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop. The Soldier told Smith that a few days after she completed the ASIST workshop, she volunteered at a women's shelter and met a client who was at risk for suicide.

  • Hiring Our Heroes event at Fort McCoy connects veterans, employers

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Fort McCoy April 10 connected hundreds of military veterans with prospective employers. Hiring Our Heroes is a program run by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) Foundation. According to the foundation, it was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Shadley shares insights with Fort McCoy community

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Retired Maj. Gen. Robert D. Shadley said he never had training like the Army has today with the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program. He did, however, gain a whole lot of experience "on the job." Shadley, who served 33 years in the Army and retired in 2000, was the featured speaker for Fort McCoy's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) observance April 16 at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Shadley may be known best for serving as the commanding general at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., in the mid-1990s. There, he helped expose the "Military Sex GAMe." Known as GAM, or "Game ala Military," it was an entire network of senior male drill instructors at Aberdeen who were in competition with each other to sexually assault and exploit young female trainees in their charge.

  • Good stewards: Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife Branch receives national recognition

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One of the biggest land management challenges that any military installation faces is conserving and protecting natural resources in areas that are also used to provide training and testing. In the U.S., military lands include more than 30 million acres -- lands that are home to diverse habitats and native species.

  • Natick employees help to reclaim Boston Marathon

    Apr 24, 2014

    Natick Soldier Systems Center employees returned to Boston April 21, 2014, in response to last year's attack. They, like many others, came back to honor the victims and to make the statement that they were unwilling to yield to terrorism.

  • Job Shadow Day highlights Soldiers' duties

    Apr 24, 2014

    Students experience military jobs first-hand.

  • Schweinfurt's proclamation against child abuse

    Apr 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt manager, along with a handful of community members, pledged against child abuse April 15 at a proclamation- and banner-signing in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange here.

  • Schweinfurt PX to close June 15: Top 10 things to know

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange at Ledward Barracks officially closes June 15 but will relocate basic commodities like soap and undergarments to its shoppette at Conn Barracks.

  • 5 question minimum - Army Chief of Staff hosts Fort Sam Houston Town Hall

    Apr 23, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno hosted a town hall session for the Fort Sam Houston community April 23 in the Fort Sam Houston Theater. The town hall was open to all Soldiers and civilians within any of the Army commands and organizations on the installation and Odierno gave out a lot of information on the current situation within the Army, particularly on topics such as the drawdown, budget cutbacks, retirement and the Army profession overall.

  • SMA presents Soldier's Medal to Fort Leonard Wood Soldier

    Apr 23, 2014

    When Staff Sgt. Isaac Diaz threw a Soldier out of a live-grenade training bay and protected him with his body from the blast, he said he was just doing what any of his training range cadre would do -- put the Soldier's welfare before their own.

  • First Lady, Dr. Biden speak at Fort Campbell jobs summit

    Apr 23, 2014

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden delivered remarks to more than 1,200 Soldiers and family members gathered at Campbell Army Airfield, Ky., focused on providing a smooth takeoff after the military for service members and their families.

  • US Army Military Intelligence Section Established, 3 May 1917

    Apr 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - When the United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, the US Army's intelligence efforts were nearly non-existent. Early attempts to gather important information about foreign armies had resulted in the creation of a Military Information Division in 1885. In 1903, the division was transferred from the Adjutant General's Office to the Office of the Chief of Staff, where it became the Second Division of the General Staff.

  • Belvoir EFMP teams up with Team River Runner

    Apr 23, 2014

    Fort Belvoir's Exceptional Family Member Program, an Army Community Service sponsored organization that provides assistance to military Families and children with special needs, recently formed a partnership with Team River Runner, a volunteer kayaking group offering rehabilitative and recreational services to the nation's wounded servicemembers, disabled veterans and their Family members. Team River Runner will now provide basic paddle-sports instruction for EFMP members and their Families at Benyaurd Indoor Pool and possibly in Tompkins Bay in the Outdoor Recreation area of the post during the summer months.

  • Moving to a new school? School Liaison Officers help military children transition

    Apr 23, 2014

    On average, a military child attends six to eight schools before they graduate from high school, according to the Department of Defense. Their early education can be an unpredictable path that zigzags from state to state, even country to country.

  • Cankerworms beneficial to bird population

    Apr 23, 2014

    As spring arrives, many insects and other arthropods emerge. While some of them do bite, sting, chew up prized plants, or fly and crawl where they are unwelcome, it is important to remember that most are beneficial natives, which play important roles within our complex ecosystem. Such interactions include pollination of plants, consumption of pest species, removal of dead and decaying plant and animal matter and, most importantly for this article, providing food for birds and other wildlife.

  • Federal employees can't ask private organizations for gifts

    Apr 23, 2014

    Federal employees, including servicemembers, aren't allowed to solicit private organizations for gifts in an official capacity. They can accept certain offers, but should be aware of the difference between the two.

  • 'What does it mean to you to be a military child?'

    Apr 23, 2014

    Aloha, my name is Sienna Burch. I am 14 years old. My father has served in the U.S. Army for 15 long years.

  • Job fair provides local teens with job search, interview skills

    Apr 23, 2014

    Teenagers who live on post and in the local community spoke with Human Resources managers and assistants at Fort Belvoir during the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program's Teen Job Fair, April 16 at the ACS building. Human Resource representatives from the Fort Belvoir Credit Union, Post Exchange and the Nonappropriated Funds office spoke to the teens during a panel discussion about the importance of dressing properly for an interview, having questions prepared for the interviewer and appropriate comments to make during and after an interview.

  • Teens hang out, learn about Youth Center at Teen Fest

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Youth Center hosted its annual Teen Fest event as part of the Month of the Military Child celebration Saturday. The Youth Center opened its doors to all teenagers living on post and in the local community, not just those registered at the center.

  • Children have fun with Families at Kids Fest

    Apr 23, 2014

    Child, Youth and School Services continued their Month of the Military Child celebration during the annual Kid Fest event at Markham School Age Center, Saturday. Residents of Fort Belvoir and local military Families decorated sun visors, bandanas, painted their faces and ate hot dogs as part of the celebration.

  • Tax Center triples its figures from last year

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Tax Center helped community members get back millions of dollars in tax returns this year.

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