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  • Georgia football legend visits Fort Stewart WTB

    May 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There's no shame in my game." That was the message from Herschel Walker, University of Georgia legend and Heisman Trophy winner, to Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion, May 13.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Award-winning Soldier lives core values

    May 19, 2010

    Master Sgt. Rey H. Ado Jr. was so busy being a professional Soldier and volunteer that he opted out of attending the May 6 Military Awards Luncheon in Maryland where he was to receive the Army Federal Asian Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award.

  • Army Soldier of Year welcomes new NCOs in induction ceremony

    May 19, 2010

    USAG Schinnen and the AFNORTH Battalion at JFC Brunssum inducted 22 soldiers into the ranks of non-commissioned officers during a ceremony held May 18 at JFC's Alliance Theatre.

  • Boy Scouts open 50-year-old time capsule to celebrate 100 years of Scouting

    May 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Boy Scouts journeyed back in time May 8 during a ceremony at Wiesbaden's Dorint Pallas Hotel. As former members of Troop 11 and current members of Troop 65 opened a time capsule placed in 1961 at what was then the U.S. military's General von Steuben Hotel, German and American leaders joined the Scouts in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Military Spouse Extravaganza focuses on services, sacrifices of Army husbands and wives

    May 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"Service does not end with the person wearing the uniform.Aca,!A? That quote by first lady Michelle Obama was cited at WiesbadenAca,!a,,cs Military Spouse Extravaganza May 5 as a reminder that spouses, too, play a vital role in the military.

  • Camp Stanley runners conquer FMWR 5K,10K

    May 19, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY- Soldiers and community members within Warrior Country came out to support the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 5K and 10K run competition May 15 at the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center. A 5K equals 3.11 miles and a 10K is 6.2 miles.

  • Soldiers roll strikes with rucksacks

    May 19, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - It wouldn't be mistaken as a forced march but Soldiers who jammed into the Casey Bowling Center May 12 participated in an extreme sport billed as the Warrior Country Extreme Rucksack Bowling Challenge.

  • Kihara named IMCOM's first certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    May 18, 2010

    Molly M. Kihara, Ph.D., continuous process improvement specialist for IMCOM Pacific Region, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Shafter, Hawaii, received Army Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) certification May 10 from the Army Office of Business Transformation.

  • Liberty Bells visit Fort Carson USO

    May 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The Liberty Bells visited Fort Carson's USO Monday and performed an array of patriotic and military-themed songs. The USO group performed the national anthem; an Andrews Sisters medley; a military salute, in which they sang each branch of the armed services songs and "God Bless America" among other tunes. The New York City-based group tours military installations around the globe, singing patriotic songs from the World War II era and more contemporary songs, such as Rascal Flatts' "Bless the Broken Road."

  • Ranch helps Fort Carson wounded warriors adjust

    May 18, 2010

    WESTCLIFFE, Colo.---Dave Roever was a Navy riverboat gunner with the elite brown-water, black-beret unit in Vietnam when he suffered severe combat injuries from a phosphorous grenade exploding in his hand, burning the majority of his body. Roever was hospitalized for 14 months and underwent numerous surgeries. His experiences inspired him to create The Eagles Summit Ranch in Westcliffe, a nonprofit organization created to help wounded Soldiers deal with injuries sustained in combat.

  • Lean makes air scrubbers greener

    May 18, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--A Lean event has increased the safety and efficiency of the Industrial Operation Facility's air scrubber system, and will save more than $1 million over the first eight years following implementation.

  • USAG Brussels MP competes for IMCOM-Europe's top NCO award

    May 18, 2010

    While competing in the Installation Management Command-Europe Best Warrior Competition at Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 4, Sgt. Jeremiah Sutton, the Benelux Noncommissioned Officer of the Year (right), got some help from his leaders at U.S. Army Garrison Brussels: Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Cordova (left) and Staff Sgt. Wesley Henderson.

  • Camp Darby BOSS takes top place again

    May 18, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- Camp Darby Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has once again taken first place for best event and best installation in the "x-small garrison" category at the annual EURO BOSS Conference.

  • Diane Venora sends message of support

    May 17, 2010

    Actress Diane Venora has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform. Venora's letter is part of the "Letters from Hollywood" project created by actor D.B. Sweeney. Read her letter and others on the Community Covenant web site.

  • APG honors Maryland's Gold Star Families

    May 17, 2010

    Gold Star Family members joined installation leadership for breakfast at the Ordnance Museum prior to Armed Forces Day opening ceremonies May 14.

  • LTG Rick Lynch Visits Winn Army Community Hospital

    May 17, 2010

  • Army Family Team Building builds better individuals

    May 17, 2010

    It may be called Army Family Team Building, but one thing that really gets built in the program is the individuals taking part. On May 7, after three days of training, nine students built themselves up further by completing the AFTB Level 2 course on Fort McPherson.

  • Fort McPherson honors military spouses

    May 17, 2010

    On May 7, Fort McPherson paid tribute to military spouses with a cake cutting ceremony at Army Community Services. "Soldiers know spouses keep things together," said Howard Butler, U.S. Army Garrison deputy commander, at the cake cutting.

  • Horses for Heroes returns to Fort McPherson

    May 17, 2010

    Although the Marines managed to defeat the Army 7-6 in the 2010 polo match at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson Saturday, no one could be considered a real loser in the event. The event, which benefited the Wounded Warrior and Horses for Heroes at Chastain Park programs, was held to increase the public's knowledge about the game as well as the programs offered to injured servicemembers at Chastain.

  • Busy mobilization training season projected at Fort McCoy throughout FY 2010

    May 17, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy is projected to train 19 percent of the nearly 60,000 servicemembers programmed by First Army for mobilization in fiscal year 2010 (FY10), said Col. Bas Oskam, Fort McCoy's deputy commander for mobilization. Oskam said that makes Fort McCoy the busiest of the Army's eight mobilization training centers.

  • Family housing fires are child's play, officials say

    May 17, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Arson was the cause of two basement fires in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart military family housing last month.

  • Garrison gathers world cultures 'under one roof'

    May 17, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart made history May 6 when it hosted Diversity Day, a multicultural event with performances and informational booths representing countries around the world.

  • Partnership signing reflects Army's commitment to Hawaii's watersheds

    May 14, 2010

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Seven public and private organizations affirmed their commitment to protecting Oahu's primary source of fresh water, April 22, at Kaala Farm, here.

  • SKIES meeting goals of Army Covenant

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army Family Covenant continues improving quality of life for Army families. One of the more evident ways it's doing so at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is through the opening of a new facility on JBLM Lewis Main.

  • Soldier saves battle buddy's life with simple act of caring

    May 14, 2010

    It was a hot Iraq day Aug. 7, 2008 and it seemed like the walls were closing in on Spc. Joe Sanders.

  • Reintegration a team effort

    May 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With joyous reunions their focal images, ceremonies for military units coming home from combat zones appear from the outside to be simple to organize and execute. What could be easier than calling families to greet their Soldiers - then getting out of the way' Though the operations and deployment pace of units assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord gives units plenty of practice, reunions and reintegrations require time, care and effort.

  • Karzai visits Fort Campbell

    May 14, 2010

    The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, gives a speech to more than 1,000 Soldiers and their Families at Fort Campbell. Karzai wanted to meet and thank Soldiers and their Families for their service and sacrifice not only to their country but to Afghanistan as well.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts annual Safety Day event

    May 14, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz.-- About 5,000 people attended more than 60 exhibits during Fort Huachuca's Safety Day, Thursday, in Barnes Field House. The event is designed to teach the public about various safety aspects such as how to use a fire extinguisher and different community programs. Attendees were also welcome to have their vision checked and given the opportunity to drive a golf cart while wearing goggles that gave the illusion of what it's like to drive while under the influence of alcohol.

  • Fort Stewart: IMCOM paves way to strong future with new strategy, logo

    May 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Installation Management Command recently unveiled both its campaign plan outlining how every Soldier, Family Member, and Civilian plays a vital role in supporting our nation's warriors and a new IMCOM logo. The plan is a living document that focuses on six areas, or "lines of effort:" Soldier, Family and Civilian Readiness; Soldier, Family and Civilian Well Being; Leader and Workforce Development; Installation Readiness; Safety; and Energy Efficiency and Security. The new IMCOM brand showcases the installations importance as the Army's home.

  • Ground broken for $5 million child care center

    May 14, 2010

    Even the rain didn't stop leaders and children of Fort Leavenworth from breaking ground in real grass and dirt indoors in preparation for a new child care facility May 10. A $5 million facility will soon be under construction north of the current Child Development Center at 120 Dickman Ave. Carol Shafer, director of Child, Youth and School Services, said that the facility would be a combination building - for child care under age 5 and for the School-Age Services program.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers support students' commitment to fitness

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Children from Diamond Elementary School showed their commitment to fitness by sacrificing their sleep on a Saturday morning to run in the second annual Diamond Elementary School Marathon Club Fun Run, held May 8 at Fort Stewart.

  • Jury rules in favor of Curly Pig

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--It was a fairy tale day in court as judge Capt. Erin Morris tried to keep the plaintiff, Mr. Big Bad Wolf (Sgt. Franklin McDonald), the defendant, Mr. Curly Pig (Sgt. Timothy Vann) and a crowd of elementary students under control. It was a new twist on a classic story as the "The Three Little Pigs" was played out in a mock trial for Geronimo Road Elementary School students as part of Law Day. "We do this because it's our way of teaching or at least exposing children to the law, to legality cases, and conflict,"said Morris.

  • Fort Stewart supports community Safe Kids Day

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child, the City of Hinesville held its annual Safe Kids Day, May 8.

  • The power of information technology

    May 13, 2010

    Constant communication and continuous feedback are two of the goals for information technology communication in the Army today. Having the ability to immediately disciminate information, get feedback and respond to questions are key to meeting the needs of our Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde arrives in Iraq

    May 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - It's official. The 3rd Sustainment Brigade has made its way to Iraq and is starting the process of picking up the logistical mission from the 15th Sustainment Brigade of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Stewart-Hunter 2010 AER Campaign exceeds goal

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 2010 Army Emergency Relief Campaign slogan is "Helping Maintain Army Strong." This was demonstrated by the generosity and community-mindedness of our military Family as stated, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear. The AER Campaign kicked off March 1 with the goal of 100 percent solicitation and $125,000 in donations. The campaign successfully achieved 100 percent solicitation and raised $146,139 in donations from 3,361 contributors, comprised of active duty servicemembers, retirees and civilians.

  • Fort Stewart, Hunter thank military spouses

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since 1984, the Friday before Mother's Day has been designated as Military Spouse Appreciation day. At Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, the 2010 Military Spouse Appreciation was celebrated with an ice cream social, May 7.

  • Iraqi, Kurdish officers visit Fort Stewart

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Brigadier General Thomas Vandal, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-support, returned from deployment to escort several of his Iraqi and Kurdish counterparts around Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, May 8.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital partners with community to combat childhood obesity

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners, May 7.

  • FIRST program bringing signs of change to fort

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Positive changes have been made to Fort Sill and more are on the way. "We are very proud of the issues being brought forth through Community FIRST and the changes they are making on post," said Mary Miller, customer service manager. "FIRST stands for feedback, issues, resolutions, solutions, today."

  • Fort Sam Houston earns award for environmental protection at Camp Bullis

    May 13, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- When it comes to Camp Bullis, finding a harmonious balance between the needs of the Army and the needs of the environment has long put Fort Sam Houston leadership in a tight spot. Add to the mix the explosive growth in development that's encroaching upon the once wide-open spaces around the 28,000-acre training area, and it can lead to potential disaster on a multitude of levels.

  • 70th Anniversary of Hunter Army Airfield: The History of Hunter Army Airfield

    May 13, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- With the 70th Anniversary celebration of Hunter Army Arifield approaching, May 19, here is a brief history of the installation, from airport to Air Force Base to important deployment and support base for the Army and other joint services.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to experience military life

    May 13, 2010

    For two days, Francine Sablan got a glimpse of what her husband experiences as a Soldier by participating in Military Spouse Day Conference 2010, coordinated by Army Community Service.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates earning ACoE gold award

    May 13, 2010

    More than 200 Fort Bragg community members gathered at the Nijmegen Neighborhood Center Tuesday to celebrate Fort Bragg being named as the Army's top large post in the 2010 Army Community of Excellence competition.

  • The Maternal Order of the Moose

    May 13, 2010

    The long winter is over and we are about to start on another Alaskan season: moose calving season.

  • Agencies train for improved customer service

    May 13, 2010

    "The goal of the training was to make the employees more aware of how the customer views them and who the customer really is," said MJ Lohrenz, director of FMWR, "and to stress the importance of the customer voice."

  • Civilian in the Spotlight

    May 13, 2010

    Taking care of the Soldier and the family is what the Army Family Covenant is about. Deanna Combest, Soldier Actions Section of the Military Personnel Division is an excellent example of how to do just that.

  • Fort Drum brings home prestigious Army prize

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Fort Drum garrison made history last week, winning its first Army Communities of Excellence award under the category of exemplary practices for transforming the way Soldiers in the field treat culturally sensitive places, such as ruins, sacred and historic places, and archaeological sites.

  • USAACE deputy commanding general bids farewell

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Kelly J. Thomas and his wife, Sue, bid the installation community farewell May 10 during a luncheon at The Landing and an Honor Eagle ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Rucker spouses garner new "tools" for toolboxes

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouses - the men and women who support their servicemembers and the nation behind the scenes - received recognition here May 7 during the annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Military Courtesy Room opens at Albany International Airport

    May 13, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Everyone knows air travel can be a hassle - rushing across a massive airport to arrive at your gate just in time to find your flight has been cancelled. For military travelers, the experience can be especially stressful. Many service members in airports have more than travel on their minds. Long layovers or cancelled flights can add to the anxiety of returning to combat or reporting to basic training. Sometimes a troop just needs a place to relax and forget about the stresses of travel. The Albany International Airport intends to help with that. The Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room was officially dedicated during a ceremony April 28 at the airport.

  • Fort Rucker SKIES offers fun, teaches skills to youth

    May 13, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program offers a variety of instructional sports and arts classes during the summer.

  • Soldier was in right place at right time

    May 13, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- About a month ago Staff Sgt. Daniel Arizmandi, a drummer for the 36th Army Band, was heading to his mailbox with his dog, Vato, at his side, when he heard yelling. "As I'm closing the mailbox, I hear a lady screaming hysterically," he explained. "At first it sounded like someone was just playing around, but then it started sounding serious." As the young sergeant turned his head, he saw a woman running toward him holding a baby. The baby, 1-year-old Blanca Amill, was choking.

  • Athletes strive for Olympic gold: Games mark unit's third year hosting Special Olympics

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As a torch was ignited at the Solomon Center Friday night, so too, was the enthusiasm of almost 1,100 athletes from across the state who traveled to Fort Jackson to showcase their athletic talents.

  • Top enlisted crowned in contest

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- They say three's a crowd, but many platoon sergeants, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers would be proud to be in this company.

  • New Americans: 52 Soldiers become new U.S. citizens

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- A group of non-citizen Soldiers assembled at Hilton Field last Thursday as their dream of becoming Americans came true.

  • 304th cleans up Songsan-dong

    May 12, 2010

    SONGSAN-DONG South Korea - Soldiers from the 304th Signal Battalion at Camp Stanley and civilians from Songsan-dong work to beautify the ville outside gate 2 May 1. The event is part of a spring cleanup effort that includes planting shrubs and general beautification. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker

  • POV registration now open on Casey

    May 12, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON CITY South Korea - A new agreement between Dongducheon City, Casey Garrison and the Directorate of Emergency Services is now making it easier for Status of Forces Agreement cardholders in Red Cloud Garrison to register their privately owned vehicles.

  • Employees honored at Presidio Garrison presentation

    May 12, 2010

  • Campbell comes together for flood relief

    May 12, 2010

    More than 500 volunteers including Soldiers, their families and other community members worked in various areas of Clarksville, Tenn., morning in an effort to help restore their community after the worst flooding in 50 years.

  • Teens take measures to fight global warming

    May 12, 2010

    Thirty-seven youth donated more than 114 hours to an Energy Star project as part of the Middle School and Teen program's energy task force.

  • Team Closes Ranks After Losses

    May 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone lost two of its own May 5 when a highly volatile chemical exploded during demilitarization processes at Test Area 10. The two Army contractors were identified as Jerry A. Grimes, 58, of Hartselle; and James R. Hawke, 53, of Hazel Green. Both sustained severe burns in the explosion and died in the evening hours of May 5 at the burn center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. They were employed by locally based Amtec Corp. A memorial fund has been set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union for the benefit of the surviving spouses and their families. Donations may be made at any RFCU branch location by referencing the Jerry A. Grimes Memorial Fund and the James R. Hawke Memorial Fund. RFCU tellers can handle single donations divided between the funds in accordance with donor instructions.

  • Family Child Care offers chance to work from home, have own business and get college-level education

    May 12, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ask them why they do it and you'll get any number of reasons. They may mention the free college-level training, the chance to operate their own businesses or the opportunity to have a career while staying home with their own children.

  • Performing Arts Center brings home the gold

    May 11, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The lights were as bright as those in Hollywood, and the fashion was high, too; for the most part. The trophies resembled the Oscars with a twist. A square marble base with "Oscar" holding a star above his head, and there were plenty of "stars" waiting to shine at the annual Tournament of Plays "Topper" Awards Show in Heidelberg, April 24.

  • Fort Polk community celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 10, 2010

    Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage at Fort Polk

  • WTU Soldier hopes to make splash at Warrior Games

    May 10, 2010

    Spc. Trevor Mitchell loves swimming and always dreamed of competing at a high level. However, he never expected his deployment injury would provide him with an opportunity to achieve that dream.

  • Celebrating public service, connecting with the government

    May 10, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated May 3-9, honored federal, state, county and local government employees by showcasing the array of services they provide, while informing citizens about public service careers.

  • Secretary Gates visits Fort Riley

    May 10, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Spouses were invited to a special town hall meeting May 8 with a special guest from Washington: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

  • Thousands explore job opportunites at Fort Bragg

    May 10, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" information exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Fort Bragg, N.C. By the time the tired, but happy, team of human resources specialists and staff experts from FORSCOM headquarters and Fort Bragg's Civilian Personnel Advisory Center packed up the displays and sign-in rosters at the end of the day, more than 1,950 hopeful job-seekers had visited the event.

  • Girl Scouts receive Bronze Award for service

    May 10, 2010

    In giving to others, two Fort McPherson Girl Scouts were awarded their group's third highest award at Early Park in a ceremony April 29 on Fort McPherson. Janlyn Diggs, 10, daughter of Janell Diggs and Lt. Col. Rick Diggs, former deputy chief of the program and manpower division for U.S. Army Forces Command G-8, and Sarah Hutchinson, 11, daughter of Lorene Hutchinson, Fort McPherson Protestant Women of the Chapel praise and worship leader, each received the Bronze Award for helping homeless people in Atlanta. Both are members of Girl Scout Troop 19310. The Bronze Award is the third highest Girl Scout award, and the highest award a junior rank Girl Scout (Janlyn and Sarah's rank) can receive.

  • Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem honor volunteers who made installations better

    May 10, 2010

    On April 28, Fort McPherson honored the 769 volunteers who gave their time to making the installation and Fort Gillem better places with a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The theme of the event was "Volunteers Build a Better World." At Fort McPherson, which celebrates its 125th birthday this year and also celebrated public service recognition this week, volunteers have played an important role, said Tina Helmick, volunteer program manager, Army Community Services, adding volunteers continue to make major contributions, even with the installation's upcoming closure due to the Base Realignment and Closure act.

  • 'Moving' words capture kids' attention

    May 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Moving can be a big undertaking, sometimes leading Families to forget about how it affects the little ones in their lives.

  • Make lessons from Month of the Military Child last all year

    May 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- According to the Department of Defense, 1.7 million American children under 18 have a parent serving in the military and about 900,000 have seen one or both parents deployed multiple times.

  • Army reaches out to survivors

    May 10, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Military life requires many sacrifices from Soldiers and their families. But what happens when a Soldier pays the ultimate sacrifice, when he does not return to loved ones awaiting impatiently, counting the days until his arrival' What happens to them, when someone knocks on their door with a message we all fear too much, to even think about it' What help is available then' In order to serve family members of Soldiers killed in action, the Army deliberately approaches survivors with the Survivor Outreach Services (SOS), a program now available in Europe.

  • IMCOM-Europe Soldiers compete for annual honors

    May 10, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Top Soldiers from Installation Management Command-Europe competed in the Region's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition May 2-5 in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with winners set to be announced June 1.

  • Livorno health clinic renews commitment to troops and families

    May 10, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Commander Col. Steven Cade and Command Sgt. Maj. Felix Rodriguez joined Maj. Bryan Walrath, commander of U.S. Army Health Clinic Livorno in signing the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant May 5.

  • Lei Queen blooms with family history, patriotic pride

    May 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - After years of foregoing the lure of Honolulu's Lei Queen contest, Jamie Detwiler finally dove into the annual May Day celebration this spring - and came out smelling like fresh flowers.

  • Yoga stretches into Fitness Center schedule

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Yoga Classes have returned to the Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center.

  • Carson welcomes 4th BCT/4th Inf. Div. Soldiers home

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Fort Carson welcomed home the first two waves of Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during ceremonies held at the Special Events Center April 28 and May 3.

  • Evans Army Community Hospital provides support during 'Mountain Move'

    May 7, 2010

    DENVER---Fort Carson Soldiers participated in a federal-government-hosted patient reception exercise at Denver International Airport April 14. Operating under the National Disaster Medical System, more than 30 federal and nonfederal agencies gathered to train and rehearse a unified medical response to a simulated earthquake in Utah.

  • Program improves students' reading

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -A free program new to Fort Carson may help students overcome difficulties in reading. The Children's Literacy Program offers one-on-one tutoring to students who are under their grade level in reading. The tutoring takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fort Carson USO.

  • IMCOM team members win Public Works awards

    May 7, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command, has announced winners for the 2009 Directorate of Public Works Annual Awards.

  • 43rd SB FRG 'walks to Afghanistan'

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Friends, Families and family readiness group members for the 43rd Sustainment Brigade met April 17 at Ironhorse Park to participate in a "Walk to Afghanistan and Back."

  • Motorcyclists informed, ride safely

    May 7, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Training events happen all the time on Army installations: security briefings, computer virus training, and equal opportunity education.

  • Combat medic receives Purple Heart

    May 7, 2010

    Spc. Robert L. Hunt, a Fort Carson Medical Department Activity emergency room medic, received the award at McMahon Auditorium from Brig. Gen. Gary H. Cheek who praised the Soldier for treating his fellow warriors after he was injured.

  • Victims, heroes of Holocaust remembered

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Both the heroes and atrocities of the Holocaust were remembered April 26 during a Days of Remembrance put on by the Fort Carson Equal Opportunity Program at the Wolf Dining Facility.

  • Fort Carson DPW furniture guru gets job done

    May 7, 2010

  • Kids On Site Child Care Center opens at fitness center

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center and the Directorate of Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Venture Point initiative have taken away one of the most common excuses parents have for not exercising regularly: "I don't have anyone to watch my kids." A ribbon-cutting ceremony April 30 unveiled the new Kids On Site Child Care Center located inside the fitness center, offering convenient, hourly, on-site child care for parents and guardians using the facility.

  • Bluebonnet Babies, Family Advocacy Program hold successful baby shower

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the Army Community Service auditorium at Building 2797 looking more like a balloon-filled musical baby land, the second annual Operation Baby Shower April 30 was deemed a huge success by everyone who attended.

  • USAG Grafenwoehr employees recognized with Army Superior Unit Award

    May 7, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr conducted an Army Superior Unit Award presentation ceremony today to recognize its Soldiers, Department of the Army civilian and local national employees for their efforts in earning the award.

  • Giving thanks to military spouses

    May 7, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy - Camp Darby Army Community Services recognized and thanked military spouses for supporting their Soldiers on the field and on the home front during a Military Spouse Appreciation Day coffee social May 7 at the ACS Yellow Ribbon Room.

  • Fort Rucker international community celebrates Queen's Day

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The various international communities of Fort Rucker joined together in celebration April 30 at the Dale County Council of Arts and Humanities in Ozark to celebrate "Queen's Day," the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

  • Fort Rucker students D.A.R.E. to say no to peer pressure

    May 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Seventy-eight Fort Rucker Elementary School fifth graders graduated May 4 from a 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education course where they learned how to say "no" to drug, alcohol and tobacco use.

  • Meeting focuses on quality of life

    May 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Tuesday's town hall meeting at the Solomon Center gave attendees an overview of Fort Jackson quality-of-life programs for Soldiers, family members and civilians. Many of the programs are a direct result of the Army Family Covenant, such as the initiatives introduced by Rose Edmund, chief of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Singer-songwriter, amputee performs for troops in Europe

    May 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Big stars have been performing for troops since Bob Hope made his first combat zone appearance in 1943, but it is rare for a perfomer to be able to relate personally to troops and the challenges they often face.

  • New Leader, new home for the Army Environmental Command

    May 6, 2010

    Blue skies, a refreshing breeze and a pair of American bald eagles flying overhead marked the beginning of Col. Scott D. Kimmell's tour as commander of the Army Environmental Command. The auspicious signs also marked the casing of the organization's colors as USAEC prepares to leave Aberdeen Proving Ground for its new home at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • BOSS mentoring program a major asset for Fort Stewart elementary school

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- On April 29, Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers members participated in Brittin Elementary School Field Day activities. Staff Sergeant Phillip Phinesee, Sgt. Frank J. Carson, Spc. Frankie Nugent, Spc. Christopher Aker, Spc. Kyle Sparrow and Spc. Michael Bramhall frequent the school as part of an ongoing program where Soldiers volunteer to spend a few hours a week with the students and assist the teachers with whatever they have going on for the day.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade holds Soldier Fitness Day

    May 6, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The 188th Infantry Brigade held a mandatory Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Day to promote the long-term health and resilience of Soldiers in the brigade, April 27.

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