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  • Women cross more combat lines

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Army recently completed its notification to Congress to allow female artillery officers to serve in positions throughout the Army excluding Special Operation Forces. Now they can serve within direct support field artillery battalions, brigade combat teams and cannon battalions in fires brigades.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test physical limits

    Dec 19, 2013

    Drill sergeants and cadre in 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery, at Fort Sill, Okla., took a break from pushing their Soldiers, to test their own physical limits, Dec. 11, 2013, in their inaugural Gauntlet Challenge.

  • Weinstein Village DFAC awarded for Thanksgiving dinner

    Dec 19, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - This year the Thunderbird and Weinstein Village Dining Facilities, or DFACs, held a competition to see which could put on the best Thanksgiving dinner. Weinstein Village won the Commanding General's Best Decorated Dining Facility, while Thunderbird DFAC was honored as the runner-up.

  • Oklahoma, Fort Sill celebrate as National Guard turns 377

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Oklahoma National Guard and the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill celebrated the occasion with a cake cutting at Snow Hall.

  • Field artillery Paladin battalion deactivates

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT SILL Okla. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- After the unit served for nearly a century, Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, ceremoniously stood shoulder-to-shoulder while under its colors for a final time during the unit's deactivation ceremony Dec. 11 at Rinehart Fitness Center here.

  • Fires Center trains Fort Campbell Soldiers for C-RAM mission

    Dec 19, 2013

    Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery from Fort Campbell, Ky., worked with the Fires Center of Excellence to completely revamp their training to use the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) weapon system in Afghanistan.

  • 214th Fires Brigade Soldiers prepare for deployment

    Dec 19, 2013

    In final preparation for their upcoming deployment to Southwest Asia, Soldiers of Task Force Charlie, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, conducted a culminating training event Dec. 9-13 at Contingency Operations Location Mow-Way on Fort Sill.

  • Atlanta-based nonprofit gives colorful outlet to Ansbach warriors in transition

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Von Steuben Community Center was transformed into an art studio Dec. 13 as members of the Ansbach community donned aprons and brandished paintbrushes to help enliven the environments in which the transitioning warriors of the U.S. Army heal and receive care.

  • Fort Stewart ACS boss takes team to 21st Century

    Dec 19, 2013

    Fort Stewart Army Community Services attempts to keep up with technology trends to help Soldiers and Families using QR Scan technology and social media.

  • USACE civilians introduced to Army life

    Dec 19, 2013

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers conducted their annual Leadership Development Program training Dec. 4 through 5, using various ranges and training areas throughout Fort Leonard Wood. This program was developed by USACE to give their civilian employees an introduction to Army culture as well as leadership training, but it actually goes further than that, it also gives them a better understanding of the importance of their jobs and just where they fit into the big picture.

  • Visitors stroll Fort Sill by candlelight

    Dec 19, 2013

    The Fort Sill National Historic Museum's 15th Annual Candlelight Stroll took visitors back to frontier life and the fort of the 1870s

  • Division leaders present first 'Mountain Tough' marksmanship streamers

    Dec 19, 2013

    If any Soldiers are not sure how Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, feels about marksmanship, his message is clear. "There will not be another division in the Army that shoots better than us," he said. Townsend and Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Merritt, division senior enlisted adviser, presented the 10th Mountain Division Marksmanship Award streamer to D Company, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, and C Troop, 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, during an awards ceremony Friday for being the first units to successfully achieve the division's new marksmanship standards.

  • 500 Fort Meade Children Benefit from Operation USO Elf!

    Dec 19, 2013

    The USO's annual program, Operation USO Elf assists military families by providing toys for their children during the holidays.

  • DINFOS AND THE 55TH SIGNAL CO. PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIER

    Dec 19, 2013

    The sacrifice and service of Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, the first combat documentation and production specialist to be killed in Afghanistan, was recognized in an emotional ceremony at the Defense Information School on Dec. 13.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers participate in safety-themed holiday run

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 18, 2013) --Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, encouraged thousands of Fort Lee troops to stay safe during a physical training run Friday.

  • Drill sergeants help Soldiers prepare for personal leave

    Dec 19, 2013

    Are you prepared for Victory Block Leave? The U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School took no chances last week, inspecting dozens of vehicles belonging to Soldiers before they were allowed to leave post for the holidays.

  • FMWR employee earns regional recognition

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Taking care of single Soldiers can be a daunting tasking. Whether a single Soldier is new to the Army or just new to Fort Drum, the installation's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program helps ensure they have a place to call "home."

  • MLB player donates gear to Vilseck High School

    Dec 19, 2013

    Pitcher Heath Bell reaches out to VHS with some much-needed equipment

  • Army opens new Convoy Live-Fire Course in Europe

    Dec 19, 2013

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe, on U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, officially opened its new Convoy Live-Fire Course, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Planning ahead saves holiday revelers from severe consequences

    Dec 19, 2013

    Because drinking and driving can result in death and permanent injury, the legal, professional, financial and personal consequences are correspondingly severe for infractions in Europe. All these consequences can be avoided by planning ahead.

  • Commander's Message: Holiday season presents much to celebrate, requires safety

    Dec 19, 2013

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, wishes USAG Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt a happy, safe holiday season.

  • History departs historic arsenal

    Dec 19, 2013

    Robert Pfeil looked out his office this week into the bowels of the arsenal's museum, something that he has done thousands of times since he became one of the museum's curators in 2000, and thought about the long-term viability of that activity, as well as that of his career.

  • Watervliet Face of Strength honors those who faced adversity this past year and thrived

    Dec 19, 2013

    Searching the arsenal every month for someone who's talents, professionalism, or their call to duty has placed them in an exceptional category of being an arsenal Faces of Strength is not an easy task.

  • Wounded warriors maintain fighting spirit on the mat

    Dec 19, 2013

    Wounded Warriors from Fort Stewart, Ga., use adaptive combatives techniques as another tool for recovery during part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program to help bounce back from injuries.

  • JROTC Cadets spread HOPE for holidays

    Dec 19, 2013

    Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets Dustin and Austin Haubner help run the non-profit Helping Out People Everywhere, which has served 25,000 people with almost 900,000 pounds of food this year.

  • Newest Army recovery vehicle wields claws, can handle most anything

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., is continuing to fulfill the training requirements of Soldiers deployed in combat environments.

  • Quartermaster Museum to tell the story of riggers and 92 Sierras

    Dec 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 18, 2013) -- While the primary missions of Army riggers and 92 Sierras (shower, laundry and clothing-repair specialists) have remained unchanged over the years, both fields have evolved to accommodate the new technology and equipment that allowed them to continue providing supplies and support to troops in the field.

  • Fort Lee's Holiday Helper program: Soldier offers inspiration

    Dec 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 18, 2013) -- Smiles abound during the holiday season. It is a time when little ones anticipate the thrill of new gifts and families welcome close friends, cherished relatives and grown children who are returning home. There is comfort in long-practiced holiday traditions and the opportunities to spend quality time with loved ones. It is truly a season of joy.

  • 197th Infantry Brigade bids farewell

    Dec 18, 2013

  • Blast from the past: First guests view Armor, Cavalry gallery during soft opening at NIM

    Dec 18, 2013

  • NCO Academy welcomes new commandant

    Dec 18, 2013

  • Warning notification system launches

    Dec 18, 2013

  • Army Family Action Plan 2013: Conference aims to improve quality of life

    Dec 18, 2013

    The Army Family Action Plan is one of the Army's principle programs to ensure that standards of living in the Army keep pace with changing times. It gives Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilian employees the opportunity to influence their own standards of living at the local as well as at the "Big" Army level.

  • Fiscal uncertainty fuels hunger to revise strategic plan at Army arsenal

    Dec 18, 2013

    This is an exciting, challenging time to be in the Army's Industrial Base. A period of time that requires the Watervliet Arsenal to fully energize its strategic planning and continuous improvement plans to be more competitive and more viable to the Department of Defense.

  • Depot youth program earns national accreditation

    Dec 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's School Age Center has received national accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA), recognizing the program for its high performance, quality and exceptional service to children, youth and their families.

  • Yongsan deputy garrison commander earns Stalwart award

    Dec 18, 2013

    Paul Stuart, deputy to the garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was caught completely by surprise when he was presented with the Installation Management Command Stalwart Award by Col. Michael E. Masley, the garrison commander for USAG Yongsan, during a garrison staff meeting, 17 Dec.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • Drill Sergeant wins 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition

    Dec 18, 2013

    Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star.

  • Young local artists enlighten, impress at Yongsan

    Dec 17, 2013

    A group of local kids and teens showcased their artwork at the annual Boys and Girls Club of America Fine Arts Exhibition at the R&R Bar and Grill, Dec. 12.

  • IMCOM chaplain assistants celebrate 104th anniversary

    Dec 17, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 17, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command Chaplain Assistant Sergeant Major reflects on the 104th anniversary of chaplain assistants

  • Units, organizations joining the effort to save energy, resources

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a green wave rolling over U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden -- one unit and organization at a time. U.S. Army Europe's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion is the latest to receive Green Boot certification for its members' efforts to conserve resources, recycle and cut back on wasteful energy practices.

  • Strategic planning: Meeting the garrison's future needs

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Future thinkers gathered for two days of brainstorming Dec. 3-4 at the Community Activity Center on Clay Kaserne. "We're going to spend a lot of time over the next couple of days talking about where we're going," said Col. David Carstens, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander. "There are a lot of people here to help us shape the strategy over the next couple of years for the garrison."

  • Soldiers, civilians lift spirits in local hospitals

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community Soldiers and civilians helped brighten up the holidays for patients in U.S. and German hospitals in December.

  • USAREUR thanks Wiesbaden's citizens with holiday concert

    Dec 17, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "America's musical ambassadors in Europe" helped U.S. Army Europe thank the citizens of Wiesbaden for their ongoing friendship and hospitality during a free holiday concert in the Kurhaus Dec. 12.

  • CASCOM hosts Congressman for training, quality of life visit

    Dec 17, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Congressman Bobby Scott, Virginia 3rd District, for a tour of its schools and the installation Dec. 16. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and showcased quality-of-life initiatives at the Home of Sustainment.

  • The SSG Miguel Leon Story: A Fight for Life (Part I)

    Dec 17, 2013

    Staff Sergeant Miguel Leon, Calvary Scout with U.S. Army Installation Management Command, shares how his life was turned upside down and his journey back to normal. This is first part of a series.

  • (Video) Ledward chapel choir headlines Christmas market concert

    Dec 17, 2013

    Once night fell at the city's annual Christmas market, and a chill swept through the market square, locals hunched closer over their warm drinks. And when the garrison's gospel choir took to the open-air stage, heads turned. And soon, the crowd swelled.

  • USAG Torii Station Launches 3D Campaign for Soldiers on Okinawa

    Dec 17, 2013

    December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and the leadership of U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired.

  • FBI first responder workshop comes to APG

    Dec 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 100 representatives from military and civilian units, law enforcement agencies and government organizations attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation First Responder Initiative workshop at the APG South (Edgewood) conference center Dec. 5.

  • Maryland Food Bank to dish out at APG

    Dec 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - On Friday, Dec. 20, the APG Garrison will take the lead in offering members of Team APG 'A hand up, not a hand out' when it brings the Maryland Food Bank to the installation. Distribution of mostly fresh produce -- fruits and vegetables - will take place at the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Bldg. 2407, next to the Post Exchange, at 11 a.m. The event is open to active duty Soldiers, their spouses, and APG Department of Defense civilians and contractors.

  • APG firefighters farewell ChalleNGe cadets

    Dec 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - One week before their graduation, firefighters from the Directorate of Emergency Services APG South (Edgewood) fire department praised four Freestate ChalleNGe Academy cadets who job shadowed with the department during their stay at APG.

  • Three Soldiers nominated to U.S. Olympic luge team

    Dec 16, 2013

    Three Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program - Team USA luge coach Staff Sgt. Bill Tavares and lugers Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griffall - are selected for the U.S. Olympic luge team that will compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Chairman brings USO Holiday Troop Visit to Wiesbaden

    Dec 16, 2013

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff joined a cast of professional athletes and entertainers for a special USO Holiday Troop Visit in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Dec. 12, 2013.

  • Honoring the code: A cadet will not lie ... even when ...

    Dec 16, 2013

  • Touring roots revival band, the Lumineers, play free concert for Vicenza Military Community

    Dec 16, 2013

    The touring roots revival band, the Lumineers, played a free concert for the Vicenza Military Community in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 5. More than 300 folks turned out for a couple of hours of uplifting, melodic acoustic music made possible by the USO. And yes, they did play Ho Hey.

  • Vicenza High School welcome video wins MCEC award

    Dec 16, 2013

    A video produced by Karen Drake's video communications class at Vicenza High School, on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, has been selected as an award winner by the Military Child Education Coalition. In its selection of the VHS video, the MCEC cited its accurate portrayal of the military child's move overseas. MCEC will make a $500 donation to the S2S to further its activities. The video is presently being shown at both VHS and Vicenza Middle School.

  • Same quality service, just a change in process

    Dec 16, 2013

    Tricare Overseas Program will now provide patient liaison services in Garmisch

  • ACS talks jobs

    Dec 16, 2013

    Class brings job seekers and professionals together for a candid conversation

  • Putting green back into the holiday season

    Dec 16, 2013

    The holidays can put a strain on the environment. Lessen your carbon footprint with a few easy tips

  • Italian, American female Soldiers bond during intercultural event

    Dec 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza hosted a first-of-its-kind intercultural event for young Italian and American female military member at Caserma Ederle in Italy, Dec. 5, 2013.

  • Retention team volunteers prepare dinner for local shelter

    Dec 16, 2013

    Eleven members of the Military District of Washington retention team volunteered to prepare dinner at the Eleanor U. Kennedy shelter on Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 6, 2013.

  • Huachuca hosts resilience rodeo, connects instructors, cadre with available resources

    Dec 16, 2013

    Fifteen different community organizations from throughout Fort Huachuca, Ariz., came together, Dec. 10, 2013, in Eifler Fitness Center, for the first time to host a Resilience Rodeo specifically for military instructors and cadre to help them learn about services and resources available to them.

  • IMCOM welcomes new command sergeant major

    Dec 13, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec 12, 2013) --- Pledging to "give everything I have" to Soldiers, their Families, civilians, veterans and wounded warriors, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey S. Hartless assumed the responsibilities of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's most senior enlisted advisor in a ceremony at IMCOM's Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Wounded Troops Rev Up to Restore Cars, Lives

    Dec 13, 2013

    Wounded troops soon will be trading their rifles for wrenches as they gear up to participate in a newly launched car restoration and repair program dubbed Automotivation.

  • National Guard celebrates 377th birthday with FLW ceremony

    Dec 13, 2013

    National Guard celebrates 377th birthday with FLW ceremony

  • New Illinois vehicle laws to take effect Jan. 1

    Dec 13, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. (Dec. 13, 2013) -- The Illinois legislature and governor have some new laws in store for all people driving in Illinois that take effect on Jan. 1. These new laws change current laws and make significant changes to all vehicle drivers and passengers. These changes are the most significant changes in my opinion.

  • First sergeants manage careers, family, married life

    Dec 13, 2013

    Dual-military spouses share common responsibilities and challenges as company first sergeants assigned to training units under the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon.

  • Main Post Chapel lights up Fort Huachuca

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Despite the freezing temperatures and pouring rain, Families arrived in anticipation of holiday cheer and Santa Claus' arrival at the Main Post Chapel, or MPC's Holiday Lighting celebration Dec. 5, making it a well-attended event. According to Fred Robinson, installation director of religious education, the set-up moved indoors this year due to the weather.

  • USAICoE employees first to graduate UA South certificate program

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - During an open house at Alvarado Hall, Dec. 6, four U. S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence employees presented the Instructional Design Master's Certificate Capstone Projects they have been working on through The University of Arizona South.

  • First Army female rabbi speaks at luncheon

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Chaplain (Col.) Bonnie Koppell, command chaplain, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command during a luncheon Tuesday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Become member of historic cavalry unit here, learn how this Sunday

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - As part of their recruiting effort for the next Cavalry Riding School, members of B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) will staff a static display on historic Brown Parade Field on Sunday, 1 -- 3 p.m., during the historic tour of homes. Troopers will be available to answer questions and tell how to apply for the riding school. They will also conduct cavalry riding demonstrations.

  • New website to help with finding off-post housing

    Dec 13, 2013

    SEMBACH, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe officials announced that a new website will replace the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) starting Jan. 1.

  • Free Christmas trees make spirits bright

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - While most people were just getting out of bed, individuals from Army Community Service were braving the below-freezing temperatures, staging the free Christmas trees provided for Soldiers and other service members by the Trees for Troops program, Dec. 6 in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot.

  • Mountain Vista Communities help former Huachuca residents save tree

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Army retired Sierra Vista residents Lisa and Michael McCarthy saved a personal piece of their Fort Huachuca history Tuesday. With the assistance of Mountain Vista Communities, or MVC, the crepe myrtle tree they planted over 20 years ago has moved to their permanent residence off post.

  • Team building exercise leads to mountain summit

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - With guidons in hand and sweat-soaked faces, commanders from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment recently conquered Mount Wrightson, reaching its summit after meeting the physical and mental challenges of climbing a mountain with a 9,453-foot elevation. Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Clinton Conzemius planned the hike as a team-building event for his company commanders and staff.

  • Old Post prepares for 21st Annual Historical Tour of Homes

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas along Brown Parade Field, as Families place the final ornaments on their trees and hang the last of their wreaths on the windows in preparation for the 21st Annual Historical Tour of Homes on Sunday, 1 -- 5 p.m.

  • Team Ansbach closes out FY14 AFAP conference with new quality-of-life issues, recommendations

    Dec 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted its annual Army Family Action Plan conference Dec. 10 and 11 at the Von Steuben Community Center as part of the Army's grassroots effort to prioritize the top quality-of-life and readiness issues that face community members, and then select those issues for closer scrutiny and resolution.

  • AIE registration needed to avoid long lines at post gates in January

    Dec 13, 2013

    The Automated Installation Entry security system will take effect in less than five weeks and for members of the Fort Gordon community that means taking a few minutes of time today that may well save you several minutes of delay at the gate come mid-January when the system officially goes into operation.

  • 1-4 Infantry has blast during live-fire exercise

    Dec 13, 2013

    Infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, tested their skills at a full-fledged live-fire range with everything from claymore mines to grenades.

  • Mobile lab brings hands-on STEM learning to Mahaffey

    Dec 12, 2013

    According to the 2013 Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development comprehensive work ranking report, the U.S. is currently ranked 26th in mathematics and 21st in science out of 34 countries surveyed. With American students lagging far behind their international peers, the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics initiative, also known as STEM, has received great interest in schools nationwide. In support of this initiative, Mahaffey Middle School was host to the Mobile Ed's STEM Museum Dec. 11, 2013. Organized by the school's Parent Teacher Organization, the touring program turned the school's gymnasium into a state-of-the-art, hands-on children's lab focused on STEM education. "It's an extensive hands-on activity museum, a learning opportunity where students can do and see the results [of their efforts]," said Pansy B. Straub, Mahaffey's assistant principal. "It really addresses some of the best practices on the way to teach."

  • On-post recycling nets big returns

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Campbell Schools' employee Thomas Frasier delivered a truckload of used pre-school and teachers' chairs to the installation's Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services -- Campbell office Monday afternoon. The load of furniture from Lincoln Elementary School is being replaced with new, Frasier said as he lifted a chair and placed it next to the storage building wall. He anticipated several more deliveries from the schools to the site. "Due to the fact that we can no longer use them, we want to see who else can use them within the Fort Campbell arena or within the school system," he said. "We conferred with our CDCs to see if they could use any of it. We distributed what they wanted and the remainder, we brought it down here." Schools, military units, offices and directorates on the installation may take furniture to DLA at 5212 Eighth St. and Oregon Avenue to be recycled or reused by someone else.

  • Zemp takes command of Fort Wainwright

    Dec 12, 2013

    Col. Sidney C. "Cape" Zemp took charge of the United States Army Garrison Fort Wainwright in a ceremony at the Physical Fitness Center on post Dec. 6.

  • Tradition carries on through the years

    Dec 12, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Michael Shields continued a tradition dating back to the days when Army installations were remote outposts when he hosted the holiday reception at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center Dec. 10.

  • Wainwright kicks off the holiday season

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Wainwright kicks off the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting and party.

  • Command presents Appreciation of Excellence awards

    Dec 12, 2013

    More than 180 individuals from Fort Leonard Wood received awards during the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Commanding General's Appreciation of Excellence ceremony Dec. 3 at Baker Theater.

  • Special agents protect nation's secure access

    Dec 12, 2013

    You may have seen any one of these three on post, but never had a clue they were the first line of defense for our nation's security. Three special agents from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management-Federal Investigative Services work on Fort Leonard Wood to conduct background investigations for granting security clearances.

  • Pershing gives community chance to honor heroes

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Pershing Community Center is sponsoring a special Hero's Tree this holiday season to give community members the opportunity to honor those who have made a significant impact on their lives.

  • Community welcomes new rabbi to installation, celebrates Chanukah

    Dec 12, 2013

    Jewish Soldiers and community members were able to participate in the first Chanukah Ceremony in recent history last week at Soldier Memorial Chapel.

  • Snow doesn't keep St. Nick away

    Dec 12, 2013

    Even though the weather outside was frightful, jolly 'ol St. Nick didn't let the snow stop the 33rd Annual St. Nick's Benefit, from delivering toys this year.

  • Fort Drum kicks off holiday season by lighting Christmas tree, menorah

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It was a cold and breezy night, but that did not discourage hundreds of Soldiers, Family Members and local community members from gathering Tuesday at the Commons to kick off the holiday season and enjoy the traditional lighting of the Fort Drum Christmas tree and menorah.

  • Employeepalooza campaign says You Matter!

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate hosted its quarterly town hall meeting to introduce the theme for 2014, You Rock and You Matter! designed to boost customer service by empowering employees with the training and tools they need to succeed.

  • Knox honors greatest generation

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Knox cut the ribbon Friday on the newest exhibit at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership; restored World War II barracks.

  • GO/SES course develops Army's future leaders

    Dec 12, 2013

    General officers and senior executive service personnel learned to become better leaders during the GO/SES Force Integration Course at the Army Force Management School on Fort Belvoir, Dec. 2-6. The quarterly course, designed help students understand how the Army operates at a senior level, hosted 31 leaders.

  • Chairman's USO Holiday Tour comes to U.S. Army in Europe

    Dec 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, is escorted by the U.S. Army Europe Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, and USAREUR Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, during a visit to USAREUR Headquarters on Clay Kaserne, Dec. 12. Dempsey's visit to USAREUR concludes the seven-day, four-country USO Chairman's Holiday Tour. This is his first visit to Clay Kaserne since USAREUR HQ relocated here from Heidelberg.

  • Spouses club sends holiday cheer to deployed judge advocates

    Dec 12, 2013

    The courtroom in Fort Belvoir's Legal Assistance Office looked like Santa's workshop Saturday morning, with stacks of Christmas cookies, toys and decorations. But instead of elves, members of the Army Judge Advocate Women's and Spouses' Club and other JAG Corps Family volunteers worked busily to fill boxes with goodies for deployed JAG Corps Soldiers as part of the club's annual Deployment Deliveries Project. "Holidays are by far the hardest time, not only for the folks here at home but for the folks over there, so it makes us all feel like we're doing something to help our Soldiers, and then it lets them know that we're thinking about them," said Mindy Dulaney, president of the AJAWS Club for the Washington D. C. area. "The JAG (Corps) is a pretty small group and I think … in the grand scheme of things they could easily get forgotten, so we make sure that doesn't happen."

  • FES warns of dangers associated with heaters, Christmas trees, lights

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services encourages everyone to be mindful of fire safety when maintaining a Christmas tree and putting up holiday lights. Each year, fires during the holiday season claim lives and cause injuries, according to John Weaver, FES Fire Protection Specialist.

  • Soldiers meet Medal of Honor recipient, pick up free business wear at clothing event

    Dec 12, 2013

    Soldiers in the Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion had the chance to meet a Medal of Honor recipient and pick up free business wear Friday at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center on Fort Belvoir. Harvey "Barney" Barnum, Jr. received the Medal of Honor for valor during his service as a Marine in the Vietnam War. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Reserve Affairs from 2001 to 2009. On Friday, he visited the SFAC to thank wounded Soldiers for their service, wish them a speedy recovery, and give away signed copies of "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty."

  • Officials break ground for Staybridge Suites hotel

    Dec 12, 2013

    Military and hotel officials celebrated the upcoming arrival of the first Staybridge Suites hotel on a military installation with a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the Fort Belvoir facility. The hotel, to be located at 10300 Taylor Road across from the Fort Belvoir Community Center, will feature 141 bedroom suites and is scheduled to open in fall 2014.

  • Soldiers prepare meal for homeless at shelter

    Dec 12, 2013

    Ten military career counselors from across the Washington D.C. area volunteered to help to prepare a meal for homeless people on Friday at a New Hope Housing, Inc. shelter right outside of Fort Belvoir. As part of the Military District of Washington retention training and team-building event the Soldiers, who work at many military installations including Fort Belvoir, Fort McNair, and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, visited Eleanor U. Kennedy Shelter for single adults.

  • Fort Belvoir tree lighting brightens holiday season

    Dec 12, 2013

    In spite of the rain and sleet, community members gathered in the Belvoir Chapel Friday to celebrate Fort Belvoir's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Families listened to the Catholic Children's Choir sing Christmas carols and the Army Quintet perform traditional holiday songs before Col. Gregory D. Gadson, garrison commander, pushed the button to light up the tree in the chapel yard, with help from some choir members.

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