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  • Facebook virtual town hall takes place Wednesday

    Apr 25, 2014

    Do you have a community-wide question or concern?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Job Shadow Day highlights Soldiers' duties

    Apr 24, 2014

    Students experience military jobs first-hand.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Campaign provides opportunity to give back

    Apr 24, 2014

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

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fort Hood ministry teams care for, counsel Soldiers, families in aftermath of tragedy

    Apr 23, 2014

    In the aftermath of the April 2, 2014, Fort Hood shooting, Chaplains and chaplain assistants coordinated coverage to provide counseling and care to the Army family.

  • Camp Zama's community members share "Aloha"

    Apr 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- Nineteen volunteers from the Camp Zama community traveled nearly 300 miles to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on April 19 to host a Hawaiian party called "luau" for the local residents, who survived the Great East Japan earthquake, here.

  • Kids News: Wiesbaden students keep community informed, gain public speaking experience

    Apr 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Kids News has been inspiring children all over Europe since 2007," said Peter Witmer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer. Having started off as a television show for AFN Hessen, in 2012 it was changed to a radio format for AFN Wiesbaden, Witmer said.

  • Über 100 Soldaten und Familienmitglieder der USAG Ansbach helfen Ansbach zu säubern

    Apr 23, 2014

    Über 100 Soldaten und Familienmitglieder, die am Standort Ansbach leben und arbeiten, halfen bei der diesjährigen "Saub(ä)er" Aktion fleissig mit und verbrachten ihren Samstagvormittag mit der Suche nach Müll in der Umgebung der Kasernen.

  • Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a message' to Ansbach

    Apr 23, 2014

    Comedian Bernie McGrenahan stopped at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks for two shows April 17 that combined comedy with a unique perspective on alcoholism and recovery.

  • Travel: Dachau memorial site reveals grim chapter of world history

    Apr 23, 2014

    Though much of European history can be characterized by social, philosophical, scientific and artistic enlightenment, there are also incredibly grim reminders of humankind's capacity for both committing and enduring evil. One of those reminders is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

  • Medwetz works metal for the military

    Apr 23, 2014

    Sheet Metal Mechanic James Medwetz installs a pin bracket on a power supply rack for an AN/ASM-146 Electronics Shop Van at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Community puts sexual assault on the run

    Apr 23, 2014

    Hohenfels hosts a SAAM 5K.

  • Active Shooter Exercise Delivers Hard Lessons

    Apr 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal went on a simulated high alert April 16 to allow emergency personnel to practice their response to an active shooter incident.

  • Repaying Debt For Service, Sacrifice

    Apr 23, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Department of Veterans Affairs firmly took a stand on the front line of health care for the area's veterans on April 17 when its leadership was joined by federal, state and local officials to break ground for a $39.5 million Huntsville Outpatient Clinic.

  • Forum Makes Call For Help With Veterans Benefits

    Apr 23, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- At the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library, in a room full of veterans -- many disabled from living through a combat zone -- and family members, the hurt and anger was palatable.

  • Test Engineers Gain Spotlight Through Their Research

    Apr 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two engineers at the Redstone Test Center who do specialized technical work have been brought from behind their desks for recognition.

  • Capitalizing on experience: Green to Gold Soldiers attend George C. Marshall

    Apr 23, 2014

    As 170 of the Army's top Cadets assembled in Lexington Va., April 13-16 for the 2014 George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar, several of them did so from a unique vantage point. They were enlisted Soldiers whose next career steps are to capitalize on their experience and take on more expansive leadership roles by becoming officers.

  • Tax Center closes for 2014 season

    Apr 23, 2014

    An overwhelming feeling of relief filled the inside the Post Conference Room, here, Wednesday morning, as Soldiers, advisers and leaders feted the close of the 2014 Schofield Barracks Tax Center.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Top NCOs change out at JMRC

    Apr 22, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Nicholas A. Rolling assumes responsibility as JMRC command sergeant major.

  • Wiesbaden focuses on SHARP, ASAP during stand-down event

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Stand-up comedy, slapstick humor and a healthy dose of insightful information -- but no Power Point presentations -- made for an impactful Ready and Resilient Campaign event April 16. The stand-down focused on sexual harassment and assault and substance abuse prevention.

  • Project improves Postal Service Center for customers, staff

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's still some fine-tuning to do, but postal officials are looking forward to the conclusion of the $1.5 million Postal Service Center renovation project next month. "We have installed more than 9,000 boxes upstairs and have given the facility a new look, more space, automatic lighting and other features to improve the overall appearance of the facility," said Earl Small, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden postal services officer. "Everything is new, it's laid out well and is more customer service-oriented."

  • Survivors find solace in painting with support group

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Life for Nesli, Shaherezad and Tiffany changed abruptly after receiving news of their loved ones' deaths. They suddenly found themselves in a unique category of citizens -- survivors of fallen Soldiers.

  • Freedom's Frontier: Honoring the past, looking to the future at Point Alpha

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-four years ago in March 1990, Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment performed their last patrol along the former East-West German border. This lonely outpost in the Fulda Gap, an area between the Hessen-Thuringian border an hour and a half northeast of Wiesbaden, was once considered the hottest point of tensions between the East and West during the Cold War. Day and night, Soldiers on both sides watched and listened for any sign of movement. It would have been ground zero for World War III had push come to shove.

  • Freecycle Center celebrates one year of giving back

    Apr 22, 2014

    Center donated over $170,000 worth of goods and hundreds of volunteer hours to the community

  • Worker bees shine during volunteer month

    Apr 22, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Melinda Conway's volunteer resume reads like a book.

  • 402nd Field Artillery Brigade completes Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 22, 2014

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Six members of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade completed the 26.2 miles of the 25th Bataan Memorial Death March here March 23. "I did Bataan this year as a message to my daughter as well as to support the Army SHARP program by conveying the importance of staying strong and resilient," said Sgt. 1st Class Doris Green, of Albuquerque, N.M., and the 402nd's Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Program representative.

  • Fort Irwin community shows support for victims of sexual assault

    Apr 22, 2014

    The 2014 Fort Irwin Denim Day Walk provided the community, here, an opportunity to walk while wearing jeans to show solidarity with victims of a crime that affects women and men. Soldiers from every unit at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin assembled in formations with unit guideons at the front, waving in the breeze. Family members brought babies in strollers and doggies on leashes. The entire group walked on several streets, passing two schools and getting high-fived by students.

  • Schools showcase STEaM program

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Post librarian recognized for service

    Apr 22, 2014

  • First Steps Program wins volunteer award

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Armor chief reassigned

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Former UFC champion visits Fort Benning

    Apr 22, 2014

  • WHINSEC dedicates campus

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Rangers rescue Family after car accident

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Fort Benning recognizes volunteers for service

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Conference focuses on international partnerships

    Apr 22, 2014

  • Blacksmith exercise renews alertness

    Apr 21, 2014

    YEONCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade participated in a field training exercise March 3-12 near Yeoncheon, South Korea, to hone their skills in a field environment.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the division Best Warrior Competition April 8th on Camp Casey, South Korea. The five-day event includes a day and night land navigation course, a question and answer board, and combat fitness tests set to challenge the Soldiers physically and mentally. All four Soldiers from the 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the competition.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division attend the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation Signing Ceremony April 9th on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, from Rhode Island, the 2nd Inf. Div. commander, and Lt. Col. Priscella McIver, from Newark, N.J., the Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Program manager for Area 1 and 3 talked about the importance of the program.

  • Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board winners meet the man himself

    Apr 21, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Four Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeong Woo-jin, the Republic of Korea Army Support Group senior enlisted advisor for the 2nd Inf. Div., visit retired Gen. Paik Sun-yup April 15 in Yongsan, South Korea. The four KATUSA Soldiers, who won the Gen. Paik Sun-yup Board March 20, got to meet the Korean War hero and living legend in person.

  • Mountain Division runs Boston 'Shadow' Marathon

    Apr 21, 2014

    Department of State's Josh Peterson beat out nearly 600 other runners with a highly regarded time of 2 hours and 39 minutes to claim top honors in both the overall and men's finisher categories, while U.S. Army Capt. Daniella Mestyanek, a member of "Task Force Lift," 159th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., won the women's field with an impressive time of 3 hours and 12 minutes, during the Boston Marathon Shadow Run at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, located in Parwan province, April 18, 2014.

  • 'Walk to End Violence' raises awareness of sexual assault, harassment at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team sponsored a walk April 17, 2014, at Katterbach Kaserne, Germany.

  • Bicycle safety rodeos to prepare Ansbach children for safe summer rides

    Apr 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Safety Office, in coordination with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth and School Services and Outdoor Recreation will host bicycle safety rodeos for children 6 to 12 years old.

  • Open season on eggs at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 21, 2014

    It was a windy, chilly morning on a field at Urlas Housing when young children and their parents scoured a field for brightly colored plastic eggs April 19. The Families were taking part in a community egg hunt at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fort Jackson leaders share thoughts on SHARP program

    Apr 21, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Department of Defense is calling on service members in April to recognize and understand the seriousness of sexual assault in the military. On Fort Jackson, that initiative took the form of a SHARP summit at the post's NCO Club on Tuesday, bringing together senior leaders, representatives of the University of South Carolina and other guests to discuss the issue.

  • From trash to treasure -- Green Initiative Day activities encourage ingenuity in recycling

    Apr 21, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and civilians enjoyed a 'Big Day Out' in the sun at Fort Jackson's Semmes Lake, April 12, 2014.

  • Community meeting focuses on housing renovations, road upgrades

    Apr 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Community Voice Committee, or CVC, held its second meeting of the calendar year April 8 in the Garrison Main Conference Room.

  • ACS Relocation Readiness offers Soldiers help with stress-free move

    Apr 21, 2014

    Permanent change of station orders. Pack up your possessions and move to Fort Campbell. Whether it's your first duty station or possibly your last in the Army, Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and their Families can have a relatively stress-free move with the help of the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program. ACS Relocation Readiness is "designed to answer questions, referral to other installation resources for your in-bound and out-bound move, as well as assistance with in-transit emergencies," according to Connie Silk, program manager. The program offers the information, education and personal assistance to help make any move a positive experience.

  • Jackson Elementary celebrates military children

    Apr 21, 2014

    For 10-year-old Jackson Elementary School student Nathan Miller, the life of a military child is both "hard and fun." When his Dad left for deployment on his birthday, it was hard. However, there are perks. "I get to go places normal kids don't usually get to," he said. To celebrate the resilience and sacrifices of Miller and his peers, the Department of Defense designates April as the Month of the Military Child. During this month, the U.S. military, along with Department of Defense schools, child care organizations and other groups, set aside time to celebrate military children. Fort Campbell kicks off the month with parades at the Child Development Centers, Family fun days and other events.

  • Greca tagged for Central Command assignment

    Apr 21, 2014

    United States Central Command announced today that Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, currently the senior enlisted Soldier assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command, has been selected as the command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Fla.

  • Post hosts Warrior Games trials

    Apr 21, 2014

    More than 200 Wounded Warriors and Veterans from all military branches will gather at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., this September to vie for top honors at the Warrior Games. But before the seven-sport competition can commence, the Warriors must be chosen. This year, Fort Campbell was tapped to host the South East Regional Medical Command-East regional trials -- which began Monday morning and wrapped up today. Wounded Warriors and Veterans who completed level one trials had the opportunity to compete against fellow athletes from Forts Benning, Gordon and Stewart, Ga. "We're happy to be able to host our sister WTBs from Georgia and show them how we do business here at Fort Campbell," said Rebecca Murphy, physical therapy supervisor for the Fort Campbell Adaptive Reconditioning program. "It's been so awesome to see how excited our Soldiers are to be out here competing."

  • 2014 Army Earth Day Message

    Apr 21, 2014

    On April 22, the United States Army joins the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day provides us an opportunity to renew our commitment to stewardship of the environment and the lands where our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians train, live and work. Signed HON John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff SMA Raymond F. Chandler III, Sergeant Major of the Army

  • Humphreys units participate in KATUSA-US Soldier Week

    Apr 21, 2014

    For the 36th consecutive year, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Soldiers worked, played and ate together, side-by-side, during the 2014 KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Week activities, April 14-18. The week was first observed in 1977, in an effort to boost morale and strengthen the mutual relationship between U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers by conducting various friendship events and cultural exchanges between both nations. Ultimately, this event seeks to strengthen the ROK-US relationship and cooperative spirit through various sports events, where Soldiers of both nations participate.

  • Army, Marines train with South Korean Army to improve fire-support operations

    Apr 20, 2014

    Field Artillery Soldiers with the 2nd Infantry Division, U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers conducted a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea, March 24-28, 2014.

  • Alcohol, violence form toxic relationship

    Apr 18, 2014

    Though alcohol does not cause violence, it is often a factor in violent acts in the U.S. as well as within the USAG Ansbach community.

  • First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

    Apr 18, 2014

    A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains and drew national attention and multi-agency firefighting resources to Southeast Arizona where wildfire suppression efforts continued as of Thursday morning.

  • Post celebrates Days of Remembrance with observance ceremony, discussion panels

    Apr 18, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Military Equal Opportunity Office in conjunction with the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence hosted the Days of Remembrance Observance April 9, which was preceded by three different discussion panels on post.

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