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  • Family of Year nominations sought

    Sep 4, 2014

  • Program assists families with special needs children

    Sep 4, 2014

    Program assists families with special needs children

  • Soldier represents post at Military World tourney

    Sep 4, 2014

    Going by the number of wins in the scorebook, this year's Military World Softball Tournament was hardly a success for the Wounded Warriors team. However, it was a personal victory for Wounded Warriors' infielder Sgt. 1st Class Carlo Adame, who returned to the sport he loved more than two years after sustaining a life-changing injury.

  • Distinguished honor

    Sep 4, 2014

  • Do your part: Month raises security awareness

    Sep 4, 2014

  • 31st ADA Brigade FRG brings resources to Soldiers, families

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery family readiness group and Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers representatives held the first battalion meet-and-greet. The event brought together over 20 representatives from local universities, on-post resources and community groups.

  • Fort Sill retiree appreciation set for Sept. 18-20

    Sep 4, 2014

    Fort Sill's 36th Annual Retiree Appreciation Days will be Sept. 18-20. Between 400 and 600 military retirees and their families from as far away as Missouri and Kansas are expected.

  • Exercise tests Fort Sill's emergency, security reponses

    Sep 4, 2014

    Fort Sill conducted its annual full-scale disaster drill to test its emergency responses and procedures. The exercise involved virtually every active-duty unit, tenant agency and all the garrison directorates, as the fort implemented its highest security condition.

  • Force protection exercise: Fort Rucker teams with community responders

    Sep 4, 2014

    The familiar howl of the giant voice rang out Aug. 27, alerting the installation of the post-wide exercise that had first responders scrambling to think on their feet.

  • SHARP program works for victims

    Sep 4, 2014

    Sexual assault affects victims for a lifetime, and one way the Army is helping to mitigate the traumatic effects those victims face is by providing victim advocates.

  • Celebrating diversity: Hispanic Heritage Month events honor culture

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Army is a mixing bowl of cultures that produces Soldiers who recognize bonds that extend beyond each others' backgrounds, but celebrating those different backgrounds that make up the Army is one way Soldiers can make their Army bonds even stronger.

  • Soldier for Life: Center helps transition Soldiers to civilians

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Soldier for Life Center is not only a place for Soldiers transitioning out of the military -- new Soldiers will soon become very familiar with Soldier for Life starting in October.

  • Register early to vote absentee

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014 mid-term elections take place Nov. 4 with campaigns in full swing between now and then for 36 U.S. Senate seats, all 435 House of Representatives seats and 35 state governorships.

  • Help wanted: Riding Stables seeks volunteers for fall events

    Sep 4, 2014

    Volunteers have a dramatic impact on the success of Fort Rucker community programs.

  • FCC: Program offers career, child care opportunities

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Family Child Care program not only offers a way for Families to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes and offer safe child care services, but also provides a unique employment opportunity for those who wish to become providers.

  • Boot Camp: Fall fitness program features new schedule, workouts

    Sep 4, 2014

    Summer is winding down and cooler weather is approaching, but the 2014 Fall Boot Camp is keeping the heat alive with its intense workouts designed to get participants in tip-top shape.

  • Fairfax County schools now have full-length Mondays

    Sep 4, 2014

    Fairfax county schools are undergoing some calendar changes this school year. The schools will no longer have early release days every Monday, which Dawn Hendrick, principal of Woodlawn Elementary School, said will help out both parents and teachers.

  • Group provides sense of community for home schooling Families on Belvoir

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Belvoir Home Educator's group hosted an ice cream social for home-schooling Families Wednesday at the George Washington Village Community Center.

  • Retirees learn about resources, receive thanks during Retiree Appreciation Day

    Sep 4, 2014

    Retired servicemembers in the National Capital Region can learn about resources available to them at Fort Belvoir and in the local community during the Directorate of Human Resources Retiree Appreciation Day at Barden Education Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 12.

  • Back-to-school: What drivers, Families should know to stay safe

    Sep 4, 2014

    Children are heading back-to-school, which means more children are on the roads, waiting at the bus stop or walking to school. Drivers and Families can help lower the risk of injury or death, by following a few safety rules.

  • ASIST classes equip servicemembers, civilians with first-aid intervention skills

    Sep 4, 2014

    Servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians will learn first-aid intervention skills to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide during Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) at Barden Education Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 23-24.

  • IMCOM Commander visits Carlisle Barracks

    Sep 4, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, Commander, U.S., Army IMCOM and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, toured Carlisle Barracks and the Army War College during a visit Sept. 2.

  • A trip to Shenandoah National Park

    Sep 4, 2014

    Shenandoah National Park (U.S. National Park Service) is located 75 miles from Washington D.C., perfect for a day-trip or even a weekend getaway. The park boasts spectacular views and serene woodlands, along with 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

  • Humphreys children head back to school

    Sep 4, 2014

    Students from Humphreys Central Elementary School and Humphreys Middle/High School came by foot, car, bus, bicycle and skateboard to begin the second year in the new schools. Joyce Diggs, HCES principal and Shelly Kennedy, HM/HS principal, welcomed about 978 total students to the schools. A slight drizzle put a small damper on the welcome back festivities, but once the children were inside the buildings, they knew they were starting on a new adventure. At the high school, following the raising of the flags, students went to the auditorium, where Kennedy and other school staff welcomed the students and got them started on their new school year. At HCES, students were welcomed by teachers, staff and members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers as they entered the building. Following some housekeeping and rules announcements, and some welcoming comments from Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major, Diggs rang the bell to begin the school year. To see more pictures from this event, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/sets/72157646860229252/ -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • September is Suicide Prevention, Awareness Month

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- September is designated as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Throughout the month the Army Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention Program will host activities that will focus on the prevention and intervention of suicide. The activities include setting up information tables throughout the community, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) Workshops and appearances by motivational speakers on topics relating to suicide and its prevention. Last year, there were approximately 329 completed suicides within the Army. The statistical data includes Active Army, Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Department of the Army civilians and family members. The demographics and race of those that committed suicide included Caucasian, African American and Asian; Fort Bliss, Joint Base Fort Sam Houston, Fort Campbell and USAG Humphreys.

  • Women's Equality discussed at community event

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A Women's Equality Observance was hosted by the USAG Humphreys and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Equal Opportunity Offices, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center Aug. 25. The event featured a discussion panel moderated by Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major. The discussion centered on various subjects regarding Women's Equality. The panel members, who came from various walks of life, were (pictured): Lt. Col. Vanessa Ragsdale, the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion commander; Suzanne James, Humphreys Army Community Service director; 1st Lt. John Walker, the 52nd Ordnance Company executive officer; Sgt. 1st Class Wayne Seeley, the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Equal Opportunity advisor; Sgt. Siphra Tchoua, a USAG Humphreys Headquarters chaplain assistant; and Pvt. Han Jae-bak, the USAG Humphreys Equal Opportunity assistant. -- U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Cho Jeong-won

  • SHARP training conducted on Camp Zama

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 5, 2014) -- Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training was conducted on Sept. 2 at the Camp Zama Chapel, here. Russell Strand, chief of the Behavioral Sciences Educational and Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, talked to several of Camp Zama's senior leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

  • USAHC Vicenza shines a blue light on skin cancer

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza recently received a photodynamic therapy machine as a donation from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8862.

  • VMC celebrates Women's Equality

    Sep 3, 2014

    History was brought to life on Women's Equality Day at Caserma Ederle Aug. 26. Four Soldiers took the stage on the second floor of the Arena to give a debate about women's voting rights as part of an event sponsored by the U.S. Army Africa Equal Opportunity Office.

  • Maneuver Warfighter Conference 2014

    Sep 3, 2014

    For the second year in a row, the Maneuver Warfighter Conference will be held on Fort Benning, and is set for Sept. 8-12.

  • Soldiers given greater access to personnel record

    Sep 3, 2014

    Over the next few years, the Army will make major changes to the way Soldiers and human resources professionals access and manage electronic records.

  • CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 2, 2014

    To put an emphasis on leadership development, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted five Army Profession and Ethics sessions presented by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, Aug. 19-21, 2014, on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

    Sep 2, 2014

    Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready.

  • Women's Equality Day observance held at Camp Zama

    Aug 29, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Aviation Battalion hosted a "Women's Equality Day" observance on Aug. 26 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here.

  • American Red Cross, USAG Ansbach recognize youth volunteers

    Aug 29, 2014

    Several youths at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach received recognition for their volunteer hours during an American Red Cross youth volunteer recognition ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center Aug. 22, 2014.

  • Fort Campbell monument to honor black paratroopers

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Soldiers of the 555th Parachute Infantry "Triple Nickles" were special. They passed rigorous training in 1944 to become members of the first all-black paratrooper unit in the Army, stationed out of Camp Mackall, N.C. It started out as a platoon, with 17 enlisted Soldiers and six officers, and later expanded to a company, then a battalion.

  • Community partnership renewed with bridge walk, covenant signing

    Aug 29, 2014

    Hundreds showed up for the annual Springfield Community Bridge Walk Tuesday. The bridge walk, which honors those who lost their lives during 9/11, ended with the signing of the Army Community Covenant by military officials.

  • 'A long goodbye': Soldier, Family cope with rare illness

    Aug 29, 2014

    When Tony continued to decline in the wake of surgery, he was sent to a neurologist. Other conditions and injuries were gradually ruled out, and he was officially diagnosed with ALS in December 2011. "That's when our whole world was turned upside down," said Alma.

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens Jeff Todd Way

    Aug 29, 2014

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the connector road, Jeff Todd Way, was Monday at the intersection of Jeff Todd Way and Pole Road. The road, which connects Route 1 and Telegraph Road, officially opened Aug. 19, although construction will not be completed until November. The road was named after Jeff Todd, a businessman with three Roy Rogers restaurants in the Mount Vernon and Lee areas, who died in 2011. His wife, Becky Todd, and several family members attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Women's Equality Day celebrates right to vote

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Equal Opportunity Office celebrated the 94th anniversary of Congress passing the Women's Suffrage Amendment during its Women's Equality Day observance at the Community Center, Tuesday. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified by Congress Aug. 18, 1920, guaranteeing all female citizens the right to vote.

  • Spouses, Families get pampered at Hearts Apart Meet and Greet

    Aug 29, 2014

    Fort Belvoir military spouse, Stephanie Rowell, was one of many to secure a spot at the popular Hearts Apart Meet and Greet, Aug. 20, at the Exchange. The Relocation Assistance Program's meet and greet, hosted by RELO marketing volunteer Malynda Echols and April Burns, Relocation Assistance Program coordinator, allowed 20 people the chance to receive free haircuts, makeovers, food and beverages.

  • Suicide Prevention: Number of self referrals on upswing

    Aug 29, 2014

    Suicides in the Army are down from the same time last year, but that doesn't mean that the issue should be taken any more lightly, according to a Fort Rucker Army Substance Abuse Program official.

  • Fort Campbell hosts graduation ceremony

    Aug 29, 2014

    As technology continues to evolve, it becomes easier for non-traditional students to fulfill their dreams of obtaining a college education. Though the methods of earning a degree have changed, the time-honored tradition of a graduation ceremony has not. And while the cap and gown is not the motivating force behind years of classes and homework, many see it as a proud punctuation mark at the end of one of life's important chapters.

  • Servicemembers, DoD civilians can't take Ice Bucket Challenge in uniform or during work hours

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is citing regulations which prohibit servicemembers and Department of Defense civilians from endorsing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in any form of their military uniform or during official work hours. Though well-intentioned, these actions endorse a non-federal entity which is impermissible.

  • Distracted driving a hazard on roads

    Aug 29, 2014

    Most American's know that when behind the wheel drivers must place 100 percent of their attention on the road, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration distracted driving is now the leading cause of car accidents in the United States.

  • Liaison officer offers free French refresher

    Aug 29, 2014

    Since his arrival at Fort Rucker, the French liaison officer has embraced its Soldiers, Families, civilians and surrounding communities with enthusiasm. Now, this distinguished officer has arranged to conduct a free French language and culture class at the post.

  • Be Prepared: Readiness key to surviving disasters

    Aug 29, 2014

    Suppose that Cairns Army Airfield weather reported that a massive tornado would hit the Fort Rucker community sometime between 1 and 3 p.m. today.

  • Agency helps special-needs Families

    Aug 29, 2014

    Taking care of an Army Family takes a lot of hard work, love and dedication, and Families with special needs can make that undertaking a top priority with one Army program.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program: Child Find campaign starts

    Aug 29, 2014

    The Exceptional Family Member Program is identifying active duty military Families with special needs. Special needs can include physical, intellectual, developmental delays, emotional impairments that require special treatment, therapy, education, training or counseling.

  • Fort A.P. Hill debuts new online hunting, fishing and trapping registration system

    Aug 29, 2014

    Hunters, fishers and trappers who use Fort A.P. Hill will soon be able to buy a permit and check-in and out of areas on their home computers or smart phones thanks to a new web-based program called iSportsman. The new system will be activated on Tuesday Sept. 2.

  • IMCOM Sergeant Major presents awards at White Sands Missile Range

    Aug 29, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Moore, IMCOM Central Region, presents awards to civilians at White Sands Missile Range

  • Teenagers become Soldiers while still in high school

    Aug 28, 2014

    A handful of Soldiers graduating this week had enlisted through the Army's split option program, which allowed them to take part in Basic Combat Training during the summer break between their junior and senior years of high school.

  • Exercise tests Fort Carson's emergency response

    Aug 28, 2014

    The Fort Carson, Colo., community simulated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device as part of a postwide full-scale exercise to test the installation's preparedness and crisis reaction.

  • Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff'

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, took part in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von Steuben Community Center, Aug. 18, 2014.

  • Post employees save Antwerp home, pets from fire

    Aug 21, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The quick actions of two Fort Drum employees recently helped put out an Antwerp house fire and save two frightened pets home alone inside.

  • Army's STEM Program collaborates with United Negro College Fund Special Corporation

    Aug 21, 2014

    A Cooperative Agreement recently established by the Edgewood Division of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground will create collaboration and synergy for minority serving institutions, according to the agreement vision statement.

  • Clergy attend Fort Jackson ministry forum

    Aug 21, 2014

    Members of the local clergy and post chaplains gathered Aug. 19, 2014, at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club to learn about on- and off-post resources available to service members who worship at local churches.

  • Counselors learn ScreamFree methods

    Aug 21, 2014

    Representatives of the ScreamFree Institute in Norcross, Georgia, hosted two days of training on Fort Jackson this week that focused on its brand of marriage and parenting initiatives.

  • Army launches new blog aimed at the Civilian profession

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Army has rolled out a new blog series, titled Army Civilian Workforce Transformation, on the service's official blog, Army Live.

  • 'A most honorable event' -- Fort Jackson runners pay tribute to fallen service members

    Aug 21, 2014

    For the fourth year, Fort Jackson Survivor Outreach Services hosted its annual Run for the Fallen. The 5K run/walk aims to commemorate the service members who have died since Sept. 11, 2001 while on active duty.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visits Fort Huachuca

    Aug 21, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III speaks to Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Soldiers about battle buddy safety during a town hall meeting held at Cochise Theater, Aug. 20.

  • Slideshow: Back to School

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Jackson students headed back to school Aug. 18, 2014. Fort Jackson is home to two elementary schools that teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

  • Trash patrol -- 4-10th tackles post beautification

    Aug 21, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment volunteered Tuesday morning to collect trash from around some of the post's recreational areas.

  • Slideshow: Graduation ceremony draws families from around U.S.

    Aug 21, 2014

    The weekly Basic Combat Training graduation at Fort Jackson, S.C., draws visitors from across the U.S. to support their Soldiers.

  • World War II Soldier, witness to atomic bomb development, receives recognition at Picatinny

    Aug 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Through a confluence of events, Benjamin Bederson, who was drafted into the Army in 1942, had a front-seat view of the top secret effort to develop the first atomic bomb during World War II. Bederson, a resident of the New York City borough of Manhattan, had two and a half years of college physics at the time he was drafted. The Army then sent him to Ohio State University to study electrical engineering as part of a program to teach technical skills to Soldiers for modern warfare.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca's leadership, success in Army's future

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldiers can't help but begin to question what the future of the Army will hold -- and those assigned to Fort Huachuca are no different.

  • Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor visits Watervliet

    Aug 21, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited the Watervliet Arsenal today. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Pearson toured Exchange facilities and talked with Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians about how the Exchange can better serve them.

  • Volunteers help children with free school physicals

    Aug 21, 2014

    Volunteers took time from their weekends to assist with free physicals for uninsured children Saturday at the South County Health Department in Alexandria, Va. The event allows children to get the physicals they need before the school year begins. The children received a physical and got their blood pressure, hearing and vision checked, as well as their height and weight. At the end the children received free supplies, books and bicycle helmets.

  • DMV 2 Go offers fast service for customers

    Aug 21, 2014

    There was very little waiting for those who used the DMV 2 Go services Friday and Saturday at Fort Belvoir. The mobile vehicle makes quarterly trips to the post and provides a one-stop shop for those looking to skip the lines. Lori Wallace, a military spouse, who sold her car to her 22-year-old son, Cody Wallace, said it was her first time using the service. She loved the convenience, which allowed Cody to quickly change the title and registration for his new car.

  • Women's Equality Day observance celebrates women's right to vote

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Equal Opportunity Office will celebrate the 94th anniversary of Congress passing the Women's Suffrage Amendment during its Women's Equality Day observance at the Community Center, Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified by Congress Aug. 18, 1920, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote.

  • O'Connell returns to Arsenal to take command of ASC

    Aug 21, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- After an absence of a little over a year, Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell has returned to Rock Island Arsenal with another star on his shoulder and a new assignment: Leading a global organization responsible for sustaining Army and joint forces in support of combatant commanders.

  • Spirit of America rehearsals

    Aug 21, 2014

    From Vietnam's Army greens to World War II's combat khaki, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) dressed in era-appropriate military attire to rehearse for Spirit of America, one of the Army's largest community outreach programs designed to increase awareness of the Army's rich heritage.

  • Hawaii-based team named Army's 2014 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of Year

    Aug 20, 2014

    A three-Soldier team from the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, won the top prize in the 2014 EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Paratroopers, Special Forces Soldiers, Fayetteville community celebrate National Airborne Day

    Aug 20, 2014

    Young and old alike turned out to celebrate National Airborne Day, Aug. 16, 2014, at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.

  • USAG Ansbach gets ready for community showcase, fun run at Urlas

    Aug 20, 2014

    At the end of every summer at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, many different garrison organizations and services assemble for the community showcase. This year the event is scheduled to take place at Urlas Housing Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • Detroit Arsenal Experiences Extreme Flooding

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Detroit Arsenal experienced extreme flooding throughout the installation Aug. 11 when the garrison received nearly five inches of rainfall in a 24 hour period.

  • USAREUR CSM visits 405th AFSB Army Oil Analysis Program lab

    Aug 20, 2014

  • IMCOM trains managers to help Soldiers transition

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Soldier for Life program is here to help guide Soldiers and their Families during the transition from active duty to civilian.

  • 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Honors 33 of their Own.

    Aug 20, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- During the early morning hours of Aug 18, 1973 a Chinook helicopter carrying 37 American Soldiers crashed near Pegnitz, Germany, just off the autobahn north of Nuremberg, Germany. The Soldiers were on their way to the Grafenwoehr Training Area, the largest training area in Europe, to conduct a live fire training exercise.

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a third-floor classroom, a handful of mortuary affairs and unit supply specialists wait to begin a slideshow. The phrase 'death by PowerPoint' sarcastically bounces its way around. When Sgt. 1st class Adan Flores wakes up his computer to start the presentation, the mood changes. The first slide is a photo focused on a flag-draped casket secured in an aircraft. The casket is lit by daylight, with several others behind it cloaked in shadow.

  • Lessons in bouncing back: Summer Commander's Cup promotes resiliency

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- As Soldiers and senior leaders trickle into the Commander's Cup awards ceremony Aug. 4, at Carey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Casey, South Korea, they were greeted by the 2nd Infantry Division band as they warmed up to play the Star Spangled Banner and Aegukga, the Republic of Korea's national anthem.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 19, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Thunder Soldier is seamless

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- In a sea of digital camouflage, it can be difficult to imagine the fashion sense that a Soldier's personality will embody when out of uniform. There are websites and blogs dedicated to jokingly dismantle off duty military couture.

  • Dirty Jobs: Motor pool Monday

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The smell of love is in the air! Wait, that's just oil. Whether on the Korean peninsula or in the states, Mondays mean getting under the hood of your assigned military vehicle, and performing operator preventative maintenance checks and services (PMCS).

  • Senior Advisor to JCS Chairman: Team Picatinny, what you do for Warfighters is not unappreciated

    Aug 19, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A free golf clinic hosted by Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) professional and New Jersey native, Morgan Hoffmann, was held Aug.18 on Picatinny Arsenal's golf course just days before he plays at the Barclays Tournament in Paramus, N.J. Hoffmann was joined by Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia. The two visited the arsenal as part of the PGA Tour, Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

  • 5th generation son continues military service tradition at US Air Force Academy

    Aug 19, 2014

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas -- The son of a First Army Division West battalion commander here answered a phone call accepting him into the U.S. Air Force Academy. Smiles were all around the Duvall household as the call made William E. Duvall V the fourth generation of his family to serve in the military.

  • IronBirds salute APG military

    Aug 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders and Soldiers enjoyed a night of patriotic revelry during the Aberdeen IronBirds Military Appreciation Night festivities at Ripken Stadium Aug. 7.

  • DES officer patrols, protects APG waterways, wildlife

    Aug 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - About five years ago, APG Directorate of Emergency Services Police Officer Charles Volz was relaxing in his backyard in Edgewood when he spotted a bald eagle sailing through the air near a creek. Immediately, he ran into his house and grabbed a pair of binoculars.

  • Former astronaut emphasizes attitude

    Aug 19, 2014

    Fort Benning Soldiers had the opportunity to hear from one of the pioneers of the American space exploration effort August 14 during the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Home safe and sound

    Aug 19, 2014

    After nearly a year away from home in support of Area Support Group-Qatar, Soldiers from the Law Enforcement Detachment, 57th Military Police Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, were welcomed home by friends and family members, Aug. 16, at the company's training area on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Under Secretary challenges Army senior leaders to revamp civilian career management

    Aug 15, 2014

    Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson hosted a two-day session at the Pentagon last month, which was meant to help shape policy changes regarding how the Army hires, trains, develops, and sustains its civilian workforce.

  • 'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show

    Aug 14, 2014

    Three Fort Drum, New York, spouses will have an opportunity to show what they are made of from the confines of a pink camouflage food truck starting at 9 p.m. EDT, Aug. 17, 2014, on Food Network's Great Food Truck Race.

  • Watervliet machinist embodies the president's words of what makes America great

    Aug 12, 2014

    In President Barack Obama's January 2009 Inaugural Address, he spoke some about those who have made America great. And if the president ever visited Watervliet, he would not need to change his speech because the arsenal has a rich history of risk-takers, doers, makers of things, and especially, those obscure men and women who have not settled for anything less than greatness.

  • Synthetic bones may help in search for shock wave defense

    Aug 12, 2014

    Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning how to lessen blast wave effects on the brain.

  • FH Army Substance Abuse Program encourages mental health readiness

    Aug 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Being ready -- whether for a mission, a job, or family responsibilities, requires a person to be mentally and physically healthy.

  • Be prepared: Tuition Assistance changes coming soon

    Aug 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Over the past few months important changes have been taking place for those who receive or are hoping to receive tuition assistance, or TA, from the Army.

  • BACH honors breastfeeding week

    Aug 11, 2014

    The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!" acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

  • Soldiers train in XCTC exercise at Fort McCoy

    Aug 11, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- As many as 4,000 Soldiers and support personnel are at Fort McCoy participating in the Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation, which began July 25 and runs through Aug. 16. The Army National Guard's XCTC program provides participants with an experience similar to an Army combat training center (CTC) at home station or at a regional training center such as Fort McCoy. It also minimizes cost and time away from home and jobs for Guard personnel.

  • Distinguished Visitor at Fort McCoy

    Aug 11, 2014

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack (seated, right) is briefed by Fort McCoy staff and leadership Aug. 5 as part of a one-day visit to the Wisconsin installation.

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