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  • Fort's final Army Hooah Race sends community running

    Jun 17, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Hundreds of runners raced through the streets of Atlanta during the ninth annual Army Hooah Race Saturday, pushing themselves and each other through the gates of Fort McPherson and across the finish line at Hedekin Field.

  • Watervliet kicks off weeklong Army Birthday celebrations

    Jun 17, 2010

    As part of a weeklong Army Birthday Celebration, Arsenal Commander Col. Scott N. Fletcher kicked off the events by speaking at the Village of Menands Military Appreciation Picnic on June 13.

  • Kindergarten-bound children in Bamberg achieve social, transitional goals

    Jun 17, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - Children from BambergAca,!a,,cs Strong Beginnings program took to the stage June 17 to celebrate a year of integrated learning and elementary school preparation. Children showcased the knowledge they acquired in the 2009/2010 session to the audience, emphasizing the language, group-work and social etiquette skills ascertained during the year.

  • Commentary: Army Family Action Plan, a process for improving quality of life

    Jun 17, 2010

    As the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, one of the most important duties I have is overseeing the Army Family Action Plan process.

  • Crystal Clear: Father receives reward in hugs, kisses

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- On Jan. 23, 2009, I had to do something for which my military training had thankfully prepared me. In the middle of the night, I was awakened by something that despite all the preparation in the world, one can never fully prepare: my wife's water broke.

  • Plays bring message of healing from ancient Greece

    Jun 17, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Though over the past few years the military community has placed increased emphasis on the psychological impact of war, the issue is certainly not a new one and Soldiers and community members at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels saw just how ancient it is during a special performance at the post theater.

  • Fort Drum sweeps Northeast Soldier, NCO competition

    Jun 16, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 20, 2010) - A team from U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Drum, N.Y., blew into Fort Lee Tuesday and swept the 2010 Installation Management Command-Northeast Region Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held at the Regimental Club.

  • Three Soldiers earn berths in Wrestling World Championships

    Jun 15, 2010

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Three Soldiers earned berths in the 2010 FILA Wrestling World Championships by winning their weight classes at the U.S. World Team Trials on June 10-11 at the Mid-America Center.

  • Fort McCoy leadership signs Family & MWR Employee, Customer Covenant

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The signing of the Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationEmployee and Customer Covenant at Fort McCoy May 25 marked a commitment to increase employee morale and customer satisfaction.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Brussels celebrates the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Brussels celebrated the 235th birthday of the U.S. Army during a brief ceremony on June 14. The event featured readings of messages from the Army leadership, a cake cutting and songs from school children.

  • Like father like son...sort of

    Jun 15, 2010

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for one cross-military father-son duo.

  • Army chief of staff visits Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jun 14, 2010

    The ongoing progress of Joint Base Lewis-McChord was showcased to one of the most senior visitors yet, June 11. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. met with leaders of JBLM, who detailed the roll out and inception of the combined base.

  • West Point celebrates Army Birthday June 14

    Jun 14, 2010

    Members of the West Point community celebrated the 235th Army Birthday with two separate events June 14. United Stated Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Buster Hagenbeck and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney, West Point's senior non-commissioned officer, placed wreaths on the graves of two former Army Chiefs of Staff - Gen. William C. Westmoreland, USMA Class of 1936 and former academy Superintendent, and Gen. Bernard W. Rogers, USMA Class of 1943 and former Commandant of Cadets with a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps completing the event. They then headed to the West Point Club to join the rest of the community for the cutting of the Army birthday cake, a streamer ceremony and the singing of the Army Song and Happy Birthday to the Army.

  • Quad-City area school benefits from excess furniture program

    Jun 14, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. - On May 20, the U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal was proud to fulfill a request made by the Jordan Catholic School located in Milan, Ill.

  • Margotta reminisces about tour as he prepares for change of command

    Jun 14, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The key to being a successful garrison commander is understanding and working within limitations of time, people and money.

  • Honouliuli preservation involves work of many hands

    Jun 14, 2010

    KUNIA VILLAGE, Hawaii - On the eastern slopes of the Waianae Mountains, there is a "wahi pana," a "celebrated place," called Honouliuli.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal Kicks Off 235th Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal kicked off the installation's 235th Army Birthday celebration with the reading of this year's Army Birthday Book today by Joel Himsl, Garrison Manager, Rock Island Arsenal, at the Child Development Center.

  • One military teen's thoughts on ups and downs of Army life

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Have you ever thought about moving and then changed your mind' Well, when you're a kid, you don't have a choice about where you live. If you are a military teen, you have no choice but to pack your bags and go when the Army calls. There are no "ifs, ands or buts."

  • Fort Polk's new Boundless Playground opens at Catfish Cove

    Jun 14, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- There's a new playground on post at Catfish Cove.

  • Pre-K graduates off to 'strong' start

    Jun 14, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Students of U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's Strong Beginnings program watch a slide show of their progress throughout the school year during a graduation ceremony June 4.

  • New housing policy gives enlisted families priority on-post

    Jun 14, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- A newly-revised housing policy for U.S. Army Europe requires that all garrisons in Europe house up to 100 percent of all accompanied junior enlisted personnel on post, along with up to 10 percent of accompanied officers and senior enlisted service members.

  • Stuttgart NCO named best in IMCOM-Europe

    Jun 14, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- For the fourth year running, a U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Soldier earned the top honor for all noncommissioned officers in Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Welcome home, 554th MPs!

    Jun 14, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Some 170 Wardawgs from the 554th Military Police Company quietly filed into the Panzer Kaserne Fitness Center on May 30, only to be overwhelmed by dozens of cheering and screaming families and friends.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart wishes the U.S. Army a Happy 235th Birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart wishes the U.S. Army a Happy 235th Birthday

  • USAG Grafenwoehr celebrates Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    Soldiers and family members celebrate the Army's 235th birthday at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Dining Facility, June 14.

  • Soldiers focus on safety during day-long event

    Jun 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Safety doesn't stop at the job site. A,A That's what officials hoped to get across to more than 650 Soldiers during a 66th Military Intelligence Brigade Safety Stand Down Day May 27.

  • Army spouse enjoys burgeoning art career

    Jun 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Mary Johnson doesn't fit the image of the stereotypical artist. A,A She doesn't live the painter's life in a drafty, loft apartment in Paris. Her world is not one of mingling with fellow artists over late night drinks while discussing the next movement in the world of painting. And she certainly doesn't have endless time to spend contemplating her next project. A,A Johnson, an Army spouse and the mother of four young children ranging in age from 4-9, paints whenever she has a free moment in her busy day.

  • Celebrating the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden celebrates the Army's 235th Birthday with a look at the history of the U.S. Army, a special birthday lunch and cake cutting.

  • Are your children eating healthy'

    Jun 11, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., June 10, 2010 - With the current rate of childhood obesity more than tripling in the last 30 years, the Missile Ranger took a look at the situation at White Sands Missile Range as first lady Michelle Obama implements a new program to help combat the ongoing epidemic.

  • 'It feels like a piece of closure'

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For 35 years, Jim Baskin never told anyone he was a Vietnam veteran. "It's not that we were ashamed of it," the retired Navy senior chief petty officer said. "There were just so many negative things about it."

  • Fort Stewart Single Soldiers find outdoor fun at Holbrook

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Thanks to the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, Fort Stewart's Single Soldiers were able to pick and enjoy their own outdoor fun at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area, June 4. Nearly two dozen single Soldiers braved the rainy weather in order to participate in the outdoor activity of their choice, including games of one-on-one basketball, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, skeet and paintball.

  • Stewart-Hunter housing team ready for 3rd ID's return

    Jun 11, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's housing team is prepared for 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers return this fall, according to Anita Gordon, housing referral specialist.

  • Korean War film premiers at Fort Stewart

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "They have faced the crucible of combat and learned a lifetime's experience about love, loss, valor, and sacrifice in a short intense period of time," said 3rd Infantry Division Commander, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater, June 5. Referring to the Outpost Harry Survivors Association and the battles on that key terrain during the Korean War, Maj. Gen. Cucolo took time out of his Environmental and Morale Leave from Iraq to address attendees at the premiere of motion picture "Hold At All Costs."

  • Former White House physician follows dusty path to Iraq

    Jun 11, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - It's a long way from the hallowed walls of the White House to the dusty environs of northern Iraq, and for Col. Daniel Parks, the 26th Base Support Battalion surgeon, it was one wild ride.

  • Americans from Bamberg discover 'valley of the two lakes'

    Jun 11, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Considered the Garden of Ireland by many Irish, Wicklow County is home to some of the premiere natural sights of the country, including mountains, hills, valleys, rivers and lakes.

  • IA legal officers visit USD-C to improve relations, provide hope for future

    Jun 11, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD</b> - Most would say Iraq's legal system is unstable at best. Decades of dictatorship and nine years of war have taken its toll on the governmental foundations of the country. Now that Iraq is becoming more stable, the leaders of Iraq are looking to create a legal system capable of handling the cases and crimes brought before it with fairness and equality. For the first time, Soldiers within the United States Division- Center met with Iraqi Army legal officers to discuss the way ahead on Forward Operating Base Liberty, June 5.

  • Baumholder receives Rheinland Pfalz award for environmental initiatives

    Jun 11, 2010

  • Hawaii's PTA protects natural resources

    Jun 10, 2010

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The Army is waging a war, here.

  • Army uses one portal-of-access for counseling services, support

    Jun 10, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers and family members in Hawaii are now able to contact counselors at Military OneSource through a single portal-of-access.

  • Casey HHD passes guidon for change of command

    Jun 10, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - A new leader took command of a small contingent of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison Soldiers, who assist with installation operations during a change of command ceremony May 25 in Casey Garrison's Carey Physical Fitness Center.

  • Singer experiences unique overseas tour

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- Most Soldiers, when they receive orders to go to Kuwait and Iraq, aren't surprised. However, most Soldiers' tours aren't like that of 1st Lt. Alisha Osborne, U.S. Army Reserve Command budget officer. From March 4 through April 19, Osborne took part in the USA Express tour, sponsored by U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation, to go to remote locations to entertain deployed Soldiers.

  • A healthier, stronger community, lunch time workouts improve fitness

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - While many are out eating lunch, some members of the Fort McPherson community are using their lunch hours to get their fill of exercise at the Fort McPherson gymnasium.

  • Mini-triathlon empowers wounded warriors

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The triathlon is considered one of the most grueling events in all of sports, pushing a person's physical and mental stamina to the limit. Now imagine participating in one with a prosthetic limb or while recovering from severe burns.

  • Police team trains for national competition

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The live fire shoot house was filled with the sounds of the Special Reaction Team busting open doors, hunting down targets and making their way through the new facility seamlessly May 24 and 27 as they practiced for the upcoming U.S. National SWAT competition. The team earned the right to compete against their civilian counterparts after placing first in the obstacle portion of last year's state competition, placing second in the hostage rescue portion in this year's state competition and placing fourth overall in the state.

  • Fort Stewart Garrison Budget 101: Nonappropriated Funds

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- This is another in a series of articles about how the garrison receives funding from our Army leadership and how that funding is spent in support of our 24,000 Soldiers and 32,000 Family Members. This article focuses on the difference between Appropriated Funds and Non Appropriated Funds, and how the two funding sources apply to the operations of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Beluga whales teach Soldiers to build, improve, sustain inter-service relationships

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers from the Department of Medical Sciences floated, danced and shook "fins" with beluga whales during a unique team-building event in cooperation with Northwest Vista College and SeaWorld.

  • Wounded warrior designs poster for United Way, Combined Federal Campaign

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The United Way, in conjunction with the Combined Federal Campaign, held a ceremony June 2 at the Warrior and Family Support Center to unveil the 2010 campaign poster. The poster was designed by William "Bill" Klienedler, a 15-year Army veteran and wounded warrior.

  • STB, 3rd Sustainment Bde receives combat patch

    Jun 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Nearly 300 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers received their combat patch during a ceremony held June 3 at the Joint Base Balad gymnasium.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander talks mission, landscape in Iraq

    Jun 10, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander, Col. Shawn M. Morrissey, spoke with reporters to discuss the 3rd Sustainment Bde. mission and the current landscape in Iraq, June 3.

  • Red Cross gives Belvoir families emergency preparedness kits

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Military families swarmed the parking lot of Fort Belvoir's Commissary and PX early Saturday morning, as the American Red Cross handed out free emergency preparedness kits to everyone who stopped by.

  • Captain defending professional martial arts title

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-Capt. Jason Norwood is in a perpetual state of readiness. Readiness to fight, to win and to show that Army combatives training works. The 200-pound fighter is a little on edge as he has to cut 15 pounds of weight to defend his middleweight title in a mixed martial arts competition Saturday at Firelake Casino in Shawnee, Okla., but he doesn't seem to mind. "I think combatives is the highest form of mixing martial arts because it does it with the idea of survival, not of winning a fight."

  • Fairfax County honors Army, Fort Belvoir

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir Installation Commander Col. Jerry Blixt and Installation Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane were joined by the commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, Tuesday, to accept a proclamation from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors naming the week of June 14-20 "Army Strong" week.

  • Fort Sill dentists restore smiles in Honduras

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SILLv Okla.--When Carlos was 8-years-old, he chipped off half of a front permanent tooth in an accident. The broken tooth made him look like Lloyd Christmas Jim Carey's limo driver character in the movie "Dumb and Dumber." His classmates would often tease him about his tooth. Carlos, who is now 10 and lives in an impoverished area of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, had his tooth restored by a Fort Sill dentist, who was part of a U.S. military humanitarian mission there.

  • Holy buttered popcorn, Batman: Bat Cave movie theater opens for Wainwright teens, demonstrates Army

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- The new theater features state-of-the-art surround sound, theater seating, a full-size screen and even a popcorn dispenser inside a racquetball court transformed into a cave.

  • Soldiers, family members walk in Relay for Life

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers and family members from Fort Wainwright made a difference in the fight against cancer by participating in the Relay for Life, held at West Valley High School last weekend.

  • Mother of four copes with deployment

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz., -- The thought of her deployed husband is something Jennifer Walker can't let keep her down. After all, there are play dates for two sets of twins, soccer games, school and homework to do, not to mention housework. She can't forget the doctors' appointments, the birthdays and the holidays. So instead of worrying, she holds her head high, puts on a face that gives her children confidence and soldiers on as a proud Army wife.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital relocated Emergency Department opens

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Evans Army Community Hospital's Emergency Department recently relocated operations to a newly constructed area inside the hospital and construction on the ED administration area should be complete in August.

  • Helping Soldiers stay involved

    Jun 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Governor Sonny Perdue hands the pen used to sign two voting bills into law to Maj. Helen Duggan, the executive officer for Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, June 2 at the Georgia State Capital building. Joining Duggan, are (from left to right): Sergeant 1st Class Michael Cornelius, Sgt. Irvin Balfour, Sr., Otis Womack, Capt. Nicholas Williams (obscured) and Spc. Roger Hillegas, all from HQ Bn., USAG. House Bills 665 and 1073 increase the opportunity for Georgia voters overseas and stationed with the military to participate in Georgia elections.

  • North Carolina Symphony plays at Fort Bragg

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Patriotic music played by the North Carolina Symphony could be heard amid a sea of Families gathered at the Main Post Parade Field Friday on Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the concert, which is part of the Symphony's statewide Red, White and Blue Tour.

  • IMCOM employee wins SAIGE Meritorious Service Award

    Jun 10, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Providing leadership by quiet example and possessing exemplary personal qualities are characteristics that overall define Kimberley Monteleone.

  • Fort Bragg wins N.C. clean air energy award

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A driving force in sustainable transportation, Fort Bragg won this year's North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the Policy/Organization category.

  • More than 8,000 Fort Bragg Soldiers celebrate Army Birthday with 4-mile run

    Jun 10, 2010

    In keeping with Fort Bragg's tradition of leading the way, its paratroopers celebrated the Army's 235th birthday a little early with a four-mile run Tuesday morning. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick and Command Sgt. Maj.Earl Rice, the senior leaders of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, kept the pace for the over 8,000 paratroopers running behind them.

  • Lyster Clinic, VA open new diagnostic facilities at Fort Rucker

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic and Veterans Affairs Wiregrass Outpatient Clinic staff celebrated the grand opening of joint MRI and CT scan facilities June 7 at LAHC's Rm. V-130. The two, state-of-the-art, facilities offer active-duty Soldiers, their Families and veterans medical screenings previously unavailable on post, said LAHC Commander Col. Yolanda Ruiz-Isales.

  • Combat vets share struggles, similarities

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Several generations of warfighters struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder had a chance to share their experiences and support each other during a visit by the South Carolina Combat Veterans Group to Fort Jackson last week.

  • Post readies for active storm season

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Hurricane season has begun and Fort Jackson leaders say they are prepared to keep things calm before, during and after the storm.

  • Asian Pacific Islanders lauded

    Jun 10, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - The Commanding General's Mess filled wall to wall May 21with the curious and those waiting to learn about the contributions Asians and Pacific Islanders have made to America.

  • Circus offloads at Fort Carson

    Jun 9, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus used Fort Carson's railhead to offload their animals June 8. They then marched the elephants down B Street, up Venetucci Blvd. to the World Arena. Fort Carson's railhead is the closest area to accomplish this. It has been a good community relations project for many years when the railyard is not busy with deployments or redeployments.

  • Fort Campbell sergeant, Fort Bragg specialist named Southeast region Soldier and NCO of the year

    Jun 9, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Two Soldiers walked away as winners of the 2010 Installation Management Command-Southeast Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Sergeant Stephen J. Hartley of Fort Campbell and Spc. James P. McGraw of Fort Bragg, N.C., took NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • Hot Fun In Summertime For Youngsters

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Oh my, gosh, it's nearly summertime! What are you going to do with those kids' If you're like many working parents with school-age children, summer can be a crazy time of balancing schedules, trying to keep the kids entertained and occupied, and filling the summer with fun childhood memories - all while you are holding down your job on the Arsenal.

  • North Alabama Offers Summer Surprises

    Jun 9, 2010

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Summer season is here. Have you filled up your activity calendar yet' In North Alabama, that's not a difficult task. Summertime is ripe with plenty of things to see and do within just an hour or two of Huntsville.

  • Camp Leads Wounded Warriors Out Among 'Em

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the woods of Camp OuTAmongEM, wounded warriors are able to hope, dream and most importantly - hunt. It was only a few years ago that Steve Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA had an idea for a free hunting camp that would allow wounded warriors to return to the outdoor activities they loved before their injuries. Today, the program brings wounded warriors from around the area to the camp based on the ideals of conservation, compassion and community.

  • Safety Requires More Than Just Common Sense

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Summer may not officially begin until June 21, but for Team Redstone the campaign to keep it a safe one has already begun. The Garrison and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School teamed together May 26 to educate the Redstone population about the hazards people encounter every day, which can be as simple as grilling a steak, sitting at your desk the wrong way or taking a ride on your motorcycle.

  • Retired Soldier, civilian finds 'Wonderful Life' with the Army

    Jun 9, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - It's been almost 50 years since Douglas Sims left behind the soybean fields of Norborne, Mo. to join the ranks of the Army.

  • Personal experience leads MP to become resiliency trainer

    Jun 9, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- With 25 years in the Army, Sgt. 1st. Class Daniel Stoner is no stranger to change or to the ups and downs that often accompany military life. In fact, it's one of the reasons he agreed to take on his latest mission - Stoner is the master resiliency trainer for the 18th Military Police Brigade in Mannheim.

  • Exercise helps post prepare for emergencies

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A Protection Exercise at Fort Riley May 26-27 simulated a shooter- and-hostage scenario at Fort Riley Middle School and a tornado in the Camp Funston area.

  • Army realigns substance-abuse services

    Jun 8, 2010

    The Army has implemented improvements in the way it delivers alcohol and drug-abuse services on its installations, combining all clinical services with testing, education, counseling, prevention and training under the oversight of the Installation Management Command.

  • Fort Riley becomes home to the 1st Warrior Transition Battalion complex

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -"This is truly a historic day, a mark of tangible commitment providing the absolute best care for our wounded warriors," said Brig. Gen. David Petersen, 1st Infantry Division and deputy commanding general - rear, May 27 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fort Riley's Warrior Transition Battalion Complex.

  • Fort Carson honors volunteers

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The volunteer force that works on Fort Carson spent the afternoon honoring its most dedicated members May 18 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Fort Carson MPs support Special Olympics

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Soldiers from the 759th Military Police Battalion take part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics May 27. Soldiers carried the Flame of Hope across Fort Carson in support of local, state and federal law enforcement raising awareness for the Special Olympics.

  • Fort Carson honors fallen Soldiers

    Jun 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---In what is now the seventh annual ceremony, Fort Carson honored 53 more of its fallen Soldiers during the Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony May 27, bringing the total number memorialized to 335.

  • Benelux changes NCO leadership

    Jun 8, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - USAG Benelux welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Allan Fairley June 8 as he assumed responsibility of the garrison from Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Ford during an official ceremony on Caserne Daumerie.

  • Airport USO: Upgrades improve services for U.S. military travelers at Frankfurt hub

    Jun 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Everyone knows travel can be a grueling experience. A,A Having a welcoming place to relax, communicate with friends via the Internet and enjoy a hot cup of coffee can ease the stress of moving from one place to another. That's exactly what service members and their families have come to expect at the Frankfurt International Airport, thanks to the Rhein Main Area USO.

  • Soldier Show performers entertain Baumholder, Wiesbaden audiences

    Jun 8, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Rarely does one hear names such as Irving Berlin, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble and Kidd Rock in the same sentence. A,A "Soldier Show 27.0" gave audiences in Baumholder and Wiesbaden that and more in performances May 21 and 23.

  • Installation Management Command Mountain Bike Series 2010

    Jun 8, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Installation Management Command Mountain Bike Series 2010 20-week series, sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation in conjunction with Outdoor Recreation, is currently being held in various locations around Europe. The championships are scheduled to occur at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, Oct. 2.

  • Korean students sit in the flyer's seat

    Jun 7, 2010

  • Warriors scout out Korean culture

    Jun 7, 2010

  • 519th MPs support Special Olympics Torch Run

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT POL, La. -- Soldiers of the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and Fort Polk's Directorate of Emergency Services partnered with local law enforcement to participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run from Leesville to Alexandria, La., May 19.

  • Use your verbs to get moving and combat stress

    Jun 7, 2010

  • New fire station doors help decrease response time at Fort Gordon

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- The installation fire department invested in high tech, low maintenance doors and reduced their response time to emergencies.

  • Grafenwoehr to host Army Europe 10-Miler qualification race

    Jun 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The qualification race for Soldiers wanting to compete on the U.S. Army Europe 10-Miler team is set for July 10 at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr.

  • Lewis Soldier credits Army for his chance at top film school

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Google Sgt. James Valdez of 9th Financial Management Company, and eventually you'll find a connection to show business. In December 2008 while deployed to Camp Arafjan, Kuwait, Valdez met model and television personality Leeann Tweeden. signing autographs while traveling with the Sergeant Major of the Army's 2008 Hope and Freedom Tour.

  • JBLM monument marks 80th anniversary

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - This base is home to monuments, memorials and statues, but the one honoring the Army's 91st Division just past the northwest end of Watkins Field might be the most impressive. Dedicated on May 30, 1930, the monument recently celebrated its 80th anniversary.

  • JBLM program aids butterflies, protects training area

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain - former Ranger and combat veteran - might have looked out of place as he carefully carried a dainty butterfly into a field of sunflowers. However, it was all part of JBLM's Army Compatible Use Buffer Program and a vital link to preserving a dwindling species as well as valuable training area.

  • More than 70 vendors along with post officials provide information at annual JBLM Safety Day

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The third annual installation safety fair was held May 27 and hosted more than 70 vendors - a mix of officials, agencies, companies and municipalities - all demonstrating the latest safety-related practices and equipment.

  • JBLM scholarship numbers on the rise

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Thirty-three lucky family members were the recipients of Fort Lewis Family Member Scholarships, which is almost twice as many as the 18 awarded last year. They were recognized May 21 at the Family Resource Center during the annual awards ceremony.

  • JBLM BSAP focuses on preventing tragedies before they happen

    Jun 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Military personnel already face enough stress, Montgomery said. Sadly, it isn't until such tragedies occur that people understand the extent of emotional trauma involved. The Base Substance Abuse Program on JBLM provides assistance to active-duty and retired service members, as well as local Army and Air Force civilian employees and adult family members looking for assistance in dealing with a variety of addictions.

  • ASEP helps match spouses with employers

    Jun 4, 2010

    Military spouses face unique challenges their civilian counterparts do not. One of those is finding a career in a lifestyle that is mostly transient. The Employment Readiness Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord helps spouses find work and continuity in careers that suit them. ERP achieves this through a relationship it has with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, a nationwide program committed to connecting Army spouses with prospective employers.

  • MWR Academy Renamed

    Jun 4, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, June 2, 2010) -- With family, friends and Army leaders gathered near a plaque bearing his likeness, the MWR Academy which was established in 1987 was officially named the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Family and MWR Academy on May 27.

  • Army building, buying, going 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Saving the environment and saving money at the same time are not incompatible goals, as highlighted in the Army Sustainability Report published last month.

  • Healing old wounds: Vietnam veterans finally get their due at homecoming celebration

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - This homecoming has been a long time in the making. Shunned, ridiculed and even spit on in some cases four decades ago during the nation's turbulent past, Vietnam War veterans will finally get a long-awaited tribute June 5 at a daylong "welcome home" celebration.

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