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  • Runner encourages others with a smile, wave year round

    Dec 12, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians driving around Fort Rucker may have seen a lone runner waving to passersby as they travel near the Ozark Gate and wondered, "Who is that guy?" Although many stop and speak with the aging runner, many will be surprised to know why he runs every day.

  • Ansbach community members visit Christmas market in town pre-dating Christ's birth

    Dec 12, 2013

    Augsburg, though famous for its antiquity, serves as a destination for many visitors during the holiday season due to its Christmas market. It was for this reason that U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Outdoor Recreation program visited the ancient town Dec. 7.

  • Cutting Edge: FRES Robotics team maneuvers award

    Dec 12, 2013

    Team 2022, The Storm Prowlers, also known as the Fort Rucker Elementary School Robotics Team, competed in the First Lego League Competition in Birmingham Nov. 30.

  • Quarterly awards honor two field artillerymen

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill has two new competitors for Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Spc. Hans Halverson, C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery and Staff Sgt. Michael Melnyk, F Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery who recently won the quarterly title in their respective categories.

  • Lawton/Fort Sill Bass Anglers hook good fishing year

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Lawton/Fort Sill Bass Anglers 2013 fishing season saw many opportunities for anglers to get out on the water, test their skills and luck against Mother Nature and their fellow competitors.

  • Fort Rucker officials warn of DUI consequences

    Dec 12, 2013

    Driving under the influence can have lasting and costly consequences, and Fort Rucker officials want to make sure that people remain aware of the magnitude of one wrong decision.

  • Operation Santa provides gifts to military children

    Dec 12, 2013

    The holiday spirit of giving is more than just providing for one's own Family for the Fort Rucker Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, it is providing for everyone's Family, including its own Army Family.

  • Kids on Site closes, opportunities arise

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's often said that when one door closes, another opens, and with the closing of Kids on Site at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center, a door of opportunities is opened for Fort Rucker parents.

  • 'Steel Warriors' collide in sand

    Dec 12, 2013

    The "Steel Warriors" of 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery worked hard to clear their volleyball court and transform it into a "sandagon," reminiscent of the mixed martial arts famous octagon.

  • CFC raises nearly $1 million

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Combined Federal Campaign fell just short of its goal to raise $1 million this year, but a celebration was still to be had Dec. 9 when Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, revealed that the installation raised $909,151.

  • Major mission expansion brings jobs to Picatinny

    Dec 12, 2013

    Jobs are coming to Picatinny Arsenal as the U.S. Army plans to take on sustainment services that support the Army's Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Ceremony lights up holiday season

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hot cocoa and holiday cheer were just a couple of things that Soldiers, Families and civilians were able to experience Dec. 5 as Fort Rucker lit up its Christmas tree to officially ring in the holiday season.

  • Fort Sill tree lighting starts holiday season

    Dec 12, 2013

    The balmy temperature of Dec. 3 brought out several hundred people for the annual Fort Sill Holiday Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. outside McNair Hall.

  • Change of command at FH welcomes new headquarters

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The largest of five battalions in the 1st Brigade, 100th Division, the 5th Battalion-104th Regiment (Military Intelligence), held its change of command on the anniversary of a significant event in world history, the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On Saturday Lt. Col. (P) Robert Wilkinson relinquished command to Lt. Col. Richard Chmielewski, Jr. during a close-knit ceremony inside the Barnes Field House gym.

  • Sill recognizes Instructors of Year

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- At any given time more than 5,000 Soldiers are learning their profession at the Fires Center of Excellence. Whether it's at the beginning of that Soldier's career or further down the road, instructors shape them into the force that defends the nation. That is why the FCoE took a moment to honor its Instructors of the Year Dec. 10 in Snow Hall.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • Winter emergency 3-day kit a must

    Dec 12, 2013

    The recent snow and ice storm that blanketed much of the Southern Plains region should serve as a stark reminder to be prepared the next time Old Man Winter blows into town. A handy website for everything winter readiness-related is www.ready.gov.

  • Fort Sill welcomes return of 3-2nd Air Defense Artillery

    Dec 12, 2013

    Forty Patriot missile Soldiers from the 3-2nd Air Defense Artillery returned to Fort Sill, Okla., after a yearlong deployment to Turkey.

  • Fort Myer Exchange renovations near completion

    Dec 12, 2013

    Holiday shopping and renovations are going on simultaneously at the Fort Myer Army and Air Force Exchange Service main exchange on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. However, the total store upgrade will not be complete until early 2014.

  • Happy Holidays

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson kicks off the holidays with tree, menorah lighting ceremony.

  • CIC Detachment Organized for Manhattan Project, December 18, 1943

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The United States program to develop the atomic bomb began in August 1942. From the beginning, the need for security was recognized as paramount. The project had to be protected from sabotage and espionage and, equally important, the fact that the US was working on such a program had to be kept under wraps at all cost.

  • SecArmy lauds Cadet SHARP program at West Point

    Dec 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2013, where he met with cadets, faculty and staff during a series of forums that covered issues such as sexual assault prevention, cyber and national security.

  • Flowing: water treatment specialist students train on tactical equipment

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 12, 2013) -- The 92W Water Treatment Specialist Course is the longest of the Quartermaster School's advanced individual training areas of study. Thirteen weeks in duration, it has a sizable dose of classroom instruction but also features plenty of hands-on training.

  • Army's mariner hub offers wealth of credentialing opportunities

    Dec 12, 2013

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS (Dec. 12, 2013) -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Darren Reese can lay claim to a long list of destinations he has reached while sailing the high seas as a Soldier-mariner. With a dreamy fascination, he easily recalls his journeys to the Caribbean Islands, Central America, Europe, Egypt and other faraway places.

  • Fort Polk Progress announces Education Initiative to address military education evaluations

    Dec 11, 2013

    Fort Polk Progress is confident that the Vernon Parish School District can withstand the scrutiny called for by Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno in an Oct. 31 article published by the Army Times. In the article, Odierno said the Army would soon begin evaluating the performance of public schools near its installations in order to pressure officials to make improvements.

  • JBM-HH shines bright during annual tree lighting

    Dec 11, 2013

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community kicked off the holiday season Dec. 4 with its annual tree lighting ceremony in front of Bldg. 59 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • SMA Chandler thanks civilians for job well done

    Dec 11, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III addressed a crowd of Soldiers and civilians, Dec. 3, 2013, in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and discussed the Army profession as well as recognized more than a dozen outstanding Soldiers and civilians for their service.

  • Winter's Unseen Trap

    Dec 11, 2013

    As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I -- like most of you -- have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We've all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous. For example, Field Manual 3-04.301(1-301), Aeromedical Training for Flight Personnel, highlights Type I (unrecognized) spatial disorientation as the most dangerous because the hapless aviator has no idea they are disoriented, and thus, takes no action to correct the danger facing them. Carbon monoxide is similarly insidious. Whether it is exhaust leaking into your vehicle, or perhaps a propane heater warming a tent, carbon monoxide takes its prey with no warning. However, this article is not about spatial disorientation or carbon monoxide. There is another hazard that's similarly treacherous and just as veiled. Unfortunately, I found myself in its trap on my way home from drill one weekend.

  • Aberdeen center counsels combat veterans

    Dec 11, 2013

    AERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An outreach center in the City of Aberdeen provides free and confidential counseling services to veterans who have served in combat and their Family members. This "AberdeenOutstation" is part of the Elkton Vet Center.

  • APG SAMC chapter adds three; spouse receives Walker award

    Dec 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Three Aberdeen Proving Ground noncommissioned officers were recognized for consistently setting the highest standards of leadership and excellence during the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony at the Myer Auditorium Nov. 25.

  • Self-study essential for leaders

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Ready and Resilient seeks culture change

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Saying goodbye: 197th Infantry to case colors

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Why Gander still matters

    Dec 11, 2013

    "Strike" Brigade prepares to remember fallen Soldiers of Flight 1285 this week at Gander Memorial Ceremony

  • Post 1982 members collect gifts for early Christmas

    Dec 11, 2013

    Instead of a gift exchange during a Christmas party Dec. 6, post members of American Legion Post 1982 near Ansbach, Germany, decided to bring a gift for a child or teenager of a local children's home.

  • Survivor Outreach Services holds holiday ceremony

    Dec 10, 2013

    Fort Gordon Survivor Outreach Services hosted their annual Holiday Remembrance ceremony Dec. 10 at Freedom Park on post. The Fort Gordon SOS team reminded the survivors their fallen loved ones would never be forgotten and that they would never be alone.

  • Tri-signed letter on Army Safety 2013: Milestone Achievements, but Challenges Remain

    Dec 10, 2013

    In the fall of 2012, our Army marked the passing of its safest year since September 11 , 2001. At that time, we asked you to capitalize on that success during fiscal year 2013 by staying engaged on risk management and treating safety as an imperative. You did just that, and your hard work resulted in the best year for Soldier safety on record. We could not be more proud of this accomplishment- thank you and congratulations on a job well done!

  • Third-grader celebrates her birthday by giving

    Dec 10, 2013

    Third-graders at Garmisch Elementary-Middle School donate 30 pairs of shoes to a South African orphanage

  • U.S. Army celebrates final Thanksgiving in Schweinfurt

    Dec 10, 2013

    The U.S. Army has called Schweinfurt its home since 1945. On Nov. 28, 2013, it celebrated its last Thanksgiving meal here at the Conn dining facility. The USAREUR deputy commander attended and served food from behind the main line.

  • 'Ready and Resilient' marches on at Yongsan

    Dec 9, 2013

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- A group of distinguished service members gathered for a unique day of training here at the Army Community Service building, Nov. 21. This group of high ranking officers and non-commissioned officers were met with a full day of lectures and presentations designed to make them 'Ready and Resilient.'

  • Soldiers dominate World Cup bobsled competition in Park City

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Soldiers defended home snow as if Olympic dreams depended upon their performances at the International Bobsled & Skeleton Federation's 2013 World Cup stop, Dec. 6-7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

  • Storck Barracks is 'Bright'ened with holiday tree lights, visit from Santa Claus

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Storck Barracks Dec. 6, 2013.

  • USAG Ansbach celebrates Native American heritage, history in November

    Dec 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated November as Native American History Month Nov. 25 at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • Photos: Aviators keep USAREUR flying

    Dec 9, 2013

    Dedication to proper maintenance and attention to the smallest details are critical to the safety of the crew.

  • Ethiopia marathon offers DoD civilian opportunities

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Anne Delp has been pounding the pavement for more than 25 years, rain or shine. An avid runner, she competes in at least half a dozen races a year all over the world. Recently, she and her family traveled to Ethiopia to run in the first-ever Haile Gebrselassie Marathon and Half-Marathon. Gebrselassie, is a famous Olympian long-distance runner from Ethiopia. Delp won the half marathon in the international women's division. Daughters Lilly, 7, Reese, 9, rant the five kilometer race.

  • German, U.S. military police share ideas

    Dec 9, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Capt. Daniel McCarey is posted to Germany, yet rarely sees fellow American Soldiers. McCarey, a U.S. exchange officer at the German Armed Forces' military police command in Hannover, Germany, recently brought 27 German military police troops to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, where they met with U.S. military police, criminal investigators and detention specialists. The three-day visit served as an efficient way for allies to interact and learn from each other.

  • Rucksack to rotor blades; Career change brings former infantry NCO back to Afghanistan as Army pilot

    Dec 9, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan (Nov. 26, 2013) -- U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Young dreamed of being a police officer as a child. To reach that goal, after graduating high school, he enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army with the intention of gaining experience to prepare him for law enforcement.

  • Coming soon: Practical parenting tips for families

    Dec 9, 2013

    USAG Bavaria chosen for parenting pilot program

  • National Guard Soldiers teach leadership

    Dec 9, 2013

    More than 200 students from Kawananakoa Middle School learned about leadership, teamwork and trust the same way Soldiers do during a recent trip, here, when two separate groups of eighth-grade students participated in the Leadership Reaction Course, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 14-15, 2013.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • 2ID holds annual division training exercise

    Dec 8, 2013

    CAMP MOBILE, Korea -- The 2nd Infantry Division is conducting its annual WARPATH III exercise Dec. 7-15.

  • Chief of ordnance shares insight about Army of 2020

    Dec 6, 2013

    Col. Jack Haley, commandant for the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., visited Fort Gordon to share his insight about where the Ordnance Corps is headed for the Army of 2020.

  • Garrison recognizes stellar employees

    Dec 6, 2013

    More than 60 distinguished employees received recognition for their performance and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during the Employee Recognition Program breakfast at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday.

  • Hale Kula Elementary to mark 'Hour of Code'

    Dec 6, 2013

    A commitment towards introducing computer programming to students has garnered a financial award for Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Area educators, Army gather to recognize achievements

    Dec 6, 2013

    How do you show your appreciation to the Army for its contributions to the public schools in the Leilehua Complex?

  • USAG-HI, IPC continue building 'Best Places' to live

    Dec 6, 2013

    Four thousand ninety-seven, and counting. This is the number of military families now living in a newly constructed Island Palm Communities (IPC) home at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, with an additional 2,200 families living in a renovated home.

  • Combat vet in desperate search for gift of life

    Dec 6, 2013

    Soldiers are fighters trained to undertake difficult tasks and beat the odds. Some seem to have an innate store of composure, toughness and pride in themselves and their duty. That strength allows them to go the distance no matter the challenges. Retired Staff Sgt. Aretha H. Owens is such a Soldier. Fighting through three tours of duty in Iraq, she made it home to her husband (John) and children (Brianna, 15 and Jonathan, 7) only to find out that she had yet to fight the biggest battle of her life. That struggle -- the fact that she has lost the use of both kidneys --has defined her existence since returning from her last deployment.

  • Monterey visionary Fred Meurer retiring, city leader worked closely with military

    Dec 6, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- It could be argued that Fred Meurer has done more for the military in Monterey than anyone over the last 32 years. He's helped the community deal with Fort Ord closing, helped prevent the closures of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Naval Postgraduate School (multiple times), developed a business model that saved the city of Monterey and the Army millions of dollars on maintenance, and been the voice of reason amidst fiscal crises and other emergencies.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness trainers bring performance insight to FORSCOM and USARC

    Dec 6, 2013

    Over the next several months, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command staff members will participate in the same performance enhancement training seminars that are being held across the U.S. Army's combat formations.

  • Knox youth gain resilience

    Dec 6, 2013

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program has been adapted for use with high school students in a pilot program at Fort Knox. The school leadership, in conjunction with the CSF2 training center here, felt the program which has proved beneficial to students on sports team would be an asset to students and staff alike. In addition, the common language and culture of resilience that is growing among the military can be reinforced with all family members developing resilience together.

  • This week in history‚ĶArmy Engineers fought and lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor

    Dec 6, 2013

    Seven December 1941 was the opening scene of World War II, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was there. At 7:55 a.m., two waves of Japanese warplanes from a naval task force about 250 miles north of Hawaii appeared over Oahu. Some headed for American warships at Pearl Harbor and the planes on the ground at nearby Hickam Field; others hit Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Field, and Bellows Field. The Corps of Engineers in Hawaii consisted of Soldier-engineers in the Army's Hawaiian Department, and the Corps' Honolulu Engineer District, then part of the South Pacific Division.

  • Pearl Harbor survivor: 'I saw it, I lived it, I survived'

    Dec 6, 2013

    For 17-year-old Houston native Jack Jones, an assignment with the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, seemed ideal. "It was absolutely beautiful," said Jones, 89, who now lives in DeRidder, Louisiana. "If you were going to be assigned to a foreign port -- remember, Hawaii wasn't a state yet -- Pearl Harbor was great. The island was wonderful, the beaches amazing and the women fantastic." The time was the fall of 1941 and Jones was stationed on the battleship USS Tennessee.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Fort Leonard Wood commander visits Missouri State University

    Dec 6, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, visited Missouri State University and met with about 50 ROTC cadets and military science students, as well as MSU President Clif Smart.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers bobsledding for Olympic berths

    Dec 6, 2013

    Several Soldiers are competing for bobsled berths on Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. They are competing this weekend in an International Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup event at Park City Utah.

  • Operation RED DAWN nets Saddam Hussein

    Dec 6, 2013

    Ten years ago this week, the US Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located and captured is an intelligence success story. In an effort to highlight the intelligence aspects of this milestone event, the Intelligence Center of Excellence History Office has developed a five-minute video case study entitled: "The Capture of Saddam Hussein: Human Intelligence Out Front." The video can be accessed from the History Office located inside the MI Library on Fort Huachuca. The script of that video is excerpted here.

  • Heading underground: Hikers enjoy unique volksmarch experience in former East German mine

    Dec 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After hiking through the mine for an hour or so, we half expected to see a hobbit or a dwarf ahead of us in the dimly lit passage. As the murmur of fellow marchers faded into the distance, the only illumination was the glowing orange salt rock in the walls and stones on either side, snared by the beams of headlamps and flashlights.

  • Military hospitality suite at local airport gets facelift

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Gordon, Ga., military officials and community leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon Nov. 25 at the grand reopening of the Augusta Regional Airport Military Hospitality Suite. It was initially opened at the airport in 2008.

  • Fort Huachuca community members share meals of thanks

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In the spirit of the holiday, the Fort Huachuca Thunderbird Dining Facility provided the annual Thanksgiving meal to the post Soldiers and civilians the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.

  • Fort makes changes to child supervision policy

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Due to parental concerns about supervision of youth on post, Fort Huachuca officials released changes to Policy 14-048, Supervision of Minor Children on Fort Huachuca, Oct. 30, to ensure protection and safety of the children.

  • Lessons Learned team provides support through observations, insights, lessons

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Within the Army, one organization focuses on 'change' at its primary mission, whether it's a military intelligence professional or the operation of a unit -- the Center for Army Lessons Learned, or CALL. While CALL is located at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, fields a Lessons Learned, or LL Team to serve as the Military Intelligence proponent supporting CALL's efforts. The USAICoE Team is a USAICoE, not a CALL, asset.

  • 62nd Army Band to present holiday concert

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 62nd Army Band is ready to rock and roll and will spread the holiday spirit next week. The band will host its annual holiday concert Wednesday at Buena Performing Arts Center, Buena High School, at 7 p.m. The concert's theme is "Holiday Music through the Ages." Staff Sgt. Ron Hinkle, 62nd Army Band, explained the music will be performed chronologically from World War II up through present day.

  • ATEC commanding general visits EPG, tours facility

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S Army Test and Evaluation Command commanding general, Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, met with Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Col. Raymond Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, for an overview and tour of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground here at Fort Huachuca, Nov. 25.

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • Qualified Recycling Program educates, enables

    Dec 5, 2013

    Rob Anderson donned his gloves, boots and goggles before literally jumping into his work. He was going dumpster diving. As Fort Campbell's new Qualified Recycle Program manager, Anderson dedicates several hours of his work week to hands-on inspections of dumpsters across post in search of improperly disposed materials and equipment. "On a daily basis I will go out and randomly select three to four trash containers to sample," he said in an email. "A 'dumpster dive' is exactly what it sounds like -- getting up close and personal with the 'trash.'"

  • Farewell brothers

    Dec 5, 2013

    "Within Easy Company they had made the best friends they had ever had, or would ever have. They were prepared to die for each other; more important, they were prepared to kill for each other." -- Stephen E. Ambrose, "Band of Brothers" On the training grounds of Camp Toccoa, Ga., they learned the skills necessary to parachute into hostile territory. Under the rallying cry of "Three miles up, three miles down," they fortified their endurance by running up and down the slopes of Currahee Mountain. Guided by the command of Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters, they headed into the mouth of the lion that was World War II, enduring such treacherous missions as Operation Overlord and the Battle of the Bulge. The Nation had made them Soldiers; their experiences in the heat of relentless battle made them a Band of Brothers. The exploits of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, are among the most recognized and revered in the annals of U.S. Army history. The Soldiers' tales became notably immortalized in the best-selling novel by Stephen E. Ambrose that would become a popular HBO miniseries. Beyond the screen and off the printed pages, however, exist the flesh-and-blood heroes for whom the experiences are more than an entertaining story. Very recently, the Nation bid a fond farewell to two of them. Corporal Earl "One Lung" McClung passed away Nov. 24, and Pfc. Edward J. "Babe" Heffron died Dec. 1. Both men were 90 years old.

  • Christmas trees, carols brighten festival

    Dec 5, 2013

  • USO of Illinois Carolers

    Dec 5, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. (Dec. 5, 2013) - PHOTO: Typhanie Coller and Wes Chiosz, carolers involved with the Spirit of the USO program, sing Christmas carols at the Rock Island Arsenal, tree lighting Dec. 5. PHOTO: Typhanie Coller and Wes Chiosz, carolers involved with the Spirit of the USO program, sing Christmas carols at Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Dec. 5.

  • USFK rewards KN, Civilian employees

    Dec 5, 2013

    United States Forces of Korea honored both Korean Nationals and U.S. Civilian employees for their hard work and dedication to the peninsula during the twenty-first annual USFK Civilian Employee of the Year Award ceremony at Dragon Hill Lodge here, 20 Nov.

  • Family Readiness Group grows through leadership, selfless service

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 5, 2013) -- Earlier this year, the 54th Quartermaster Company Family Readiness Group could accurately be described as anemic. Only the unit's senior Soldiers were active participants along with a few family members. At one of the meetings, roughly 15 of the unit's more than 200 Soldiers were in attendance. Desiree Gunderson was one of only two family members present, attending her first meeting as the new FRG leader. She was disgusted with the turnout.

  • BAMC logisticians log more than 130 years

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's logistical department will soon experience the loss of more than 130 years of combined service rendered by four professionals at the end of this year.

  • BAMC SIM Center receives accreditation

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's Simulation Center was recently accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in the areas of simulation teaching/education, training, and research last month. The Center is only one of 33 to be accredited by the SSH, which oversees the quality of simulation centers around the world.

  • H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Toy Distribution at Fort Leonard Wood

    Dec 5, 2013

    H.E.R.O.E.S. Care distributed some 16,800 DVDs and 2,500 toys at a value of about $336,000 to Fort Leonard Wood unit representatives today for military children at the Forney Airfield hangar on post.

  • RDECOM discusses contracting opportunities at 2013 APBI

    Dec 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Dec. 5, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented upcoming contracts Dec. 4 during APG's second annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry conference. Mary Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, discussed the current state and the future of Army science and technology during her keynote speech at the APG Post Theater. She emphasized that the research and development community will serve a key role in shaping the Army's future after 12 years of war.

  • Without proper care, the perfect tree can be a perfect fire hazard

    Dec 5, 2013

    Thanksgiving has come and gone and now the Christmas season is now upon us. It's time to dig out all the holiday decorations and put up the tree.

  • Army Reservists Learn Suicide First Aid

    Dec 5, 2013

    The United States Army has been embroiled in a battle against Suicide that has extended for more than six years as the reported numbers have continued to climb annually.

  • MPs break ground for new regimental room at museum complex

    Dec 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Military Police Corps hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 25 for a 2,000-square-foot addition to Fort Leonard Wood's museum. This is the first addition to the John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex since its opening in 2000.

  • New Hours of Operation for the Moncrief Army Community Hospital Urgent Care Clinic

    Dec 5, 2013

    In order to best serve our patients, the Urgent Care Clinic will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting Dec. 19. Patients will need to be signed in prior to 9:30 p.m. to ensure that appropriate time is allotted for evaluation and treatment.

  • Going green: Community gets hands-on with new transportation methods

    Dec 5, 2013

    Planning for the future with "greener" transportation for the Ozarks was the focus of Transportation Days Monday and Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Heritage Month founder celebrates Hispanic contributions

    Dec 5, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 4, 2013) -- "The more you understand Hispanic heritage, the more you begin to understand what America is all about," Gil Coronado, a veteran and civil servant who campaigned successfully for the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month, told a crowd of military members and civilians at the Fort Sam Houston Community Center.

  • Tree lighting sets off string of holiday events

    Dec 5, 2013

    With the Christmas tree lighting kicking off Fort Rucker's holiday season Dec. 5, the other events scheduled between now and New Year's are sure to light up this festive time of year.

  • Fort Rucker officials issue personal OPSEC reminder

    Dec 5, 2013

    With holiday hysteria in the air and exodus approaching, people tend to let their guard down, but officials want to remind Soldiers and Families that personal safety during this time of year shouldn't be neglected.

  • DPS urges online safety for shopping season

    Dec 5, 2013

    A lot comes to mind when the holidays roll around; hot cocoa by the fire, presents under the tree and holiday dinners with Family, but for many, a common word associated with the holiday season -- shopping.

  • ACAP offers tips for winter job hunt

    Dec 5, 2013

    Are you one of those people who feel down around the holidays? Does the lack of sunshine affect your ability to function? If you can answer yes to either of these questions, your winter job-hunting may be hampered.

  • Angel Tree offers chance to help children

    Dec 5, 2013

    For more than 18 years, the Angel Tree Program has been providing gifts to children of the Fort Rucker community, and though organizers wish that there were no children in need this season, 399 have been placed on the list this year to receive a Christmas gift.

  • Officials warn of holiday hazards

    Dec 5, 2013

    Getting caught up in the hectic holiday festivities can cause many people to get careless, but by staying alert and aware people can ensure that their gatherings and merriment will be full of comfort and joy, not ending in a holiday tragedy.

  • Show provides 'A Shot of Reality'

    Dec 5, 2013

    Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but Soldiers and civilians on Fort Rucker were left in stitches as they got the opportunity to laugh and learn during a performance designed to educate people on the negative effects of alcohol.

  • TSA allows military to precheck during travel

    Dec 5, 2013

    Holiday travel just got easier for members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • Surrogate mother: Army couple gives gift of life

    Dec 5, 2013

    After completing their family with two children, Fort Sill Army wife Leigh Hansbarger wanted to become a surrogate mother.

  • FA battalion readies vehicles in deployment exercise

    Dec 5, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, conducted an equipment deployment readiness exercise (EDRE) Nov. 18-21 to ensure all vehicles were in good running condition and to fix any issues.

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