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  • Boys and Girls Club names Youth of the Year

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the last several years, 15-year-old Mary Shiver has been striving for academic success while volunteering her time with the Fort Jackson community. Now all of her hard work and dedication might get her the chance to be recognized by the president of the United States.

  • Bliss Tax Center to stay open through May to assist returning Soldiers

    Apr 21, 2010

    Pfc. Jorge Cancel, a 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Soldier and a Fort Bliss Tax Center volunteer, helps a Soldier file his federal and state tax returns at the center's office on Bliss' main post, April 21. Center officials said they will stay open until May 26 to support Soldiers scheduled to return from deployment through May.

  • Hohenfels recognizes 'phenomenal women'

    Apr 21, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Sgt. Monica White said she begins most of her days at 4:30 a.m. when she spends a few minutes getting herself ready before waking her nine-month-old twin boys, feeding them, dressing them and getting them in the car for the drive to the Child Development Center.

  • Experts coach USAG Benelux motorcyclists

    Apr 21, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - U.S. Army Garrison Benelux motorcyclists weaved their bikes through an IMCOM Europe safe riding program April 14-16 on the air base here, focusing on handling maneuvers and braking under expert instruction.

  • Start Smart Program for military children begins

    Apr 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Military spouses and their children gathered on the Red Cloud Garrison Softball Field April 15 to learn Start Smart Baseball, a program operated by Child Youth and School Services.

  • Holocaust rememberance calls on brotherly love

    Apr 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The idea of brotherly love was cast about the audience attending an observance remembering the Nazi Holocaust inflicted on more than four million Jews during WWII April 16 in the Red Cloud Garrison Commanding General's Mess.

  • Families gather for Month of the Military Child breakfast

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - About 150 people took advantage of the Month of the Military Child pancake breakfast April 10 at School Age Services. The free breakfast consisted of pancakes, sausage links, fruit salad, orange juice and coffee. "It's a great time for Families to come out and just enjoy being a Family together with no stress over cooking or anything like that," said Cheryl Greathouse, Child, Youth and School Services administrator.

  • Military Police conduct motorcycle mentorship

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Harleys, Hondas and Suzukis lined the sidewalk in front of the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion building April 9. It didn't matter how long each rider had been riding or what they rode. They were all part of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program. With the roar of engines the program kicked off with a short ride around Fort Riley to Moon Lake where Chap. (Maj.) Daniel Jones blessed the bikes.

  • One man can make a difference

    Apr 20, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The former environmental division chief at the Army's Daegu Korea installation received recognition at the Army's annual Installation Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

  • AMCOM's award winning cradle-to-grave sustainment approach reduces pollution

    Apr 20, 2010

    A logistics environmental team with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., won the FY 2009 Secretary of the Army award for environmental excellence in weapon system acquisition. The AMCOM G-4 Environmental Team provided support to more than 30 weapon system product managers and was critically involved in more than 20 Army System Acquisition Review Council reviews.

  • Spring camp offers hours of entertainment

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- It wasn't a typical spring break trip, but that didn't keep it from being fun.

  • Fort Bragg's award is for the birds

    Apr 20, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., is familiar with the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker.

  • IMCOM holds town hall, groundbreaking ceremony

    Apr 20, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of Installation Management Command, presided over a town hall and groundbreaking at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 19. The general recognized nine Soldiers and civilian employees during the town hall, while also discussing topics such as the Installation Management Community's recently unveiled Campaign Plan, followed by his participation in a ceremony signifying construction of a new headquarters building.

  • Colorful cast educates children on character

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - On Monday, the children of Fort McPherson got a chance to learn about character from a cast of colorful characters. A showing of Aca,!A"Character County,Aca,!A? a musical puppet show, was held at the Fort McPherson Post Theater to entertain, as well as educate, children on the virtues and aspects of developing good character.

  • Army looks to standardize service for special-needs families

    Apr 20, 2010

    The U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently conducted the second Exceptional Family Member Program Summit to enhance services for family members with special needs.

  • IMCOM breaks ground on headquarters building

    Apr 19, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Military and community leaders from Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and San Antonio participated in a groundbreaking ceremony today for IMCOM's new headquarters. The almost $27 million project will also house the Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, along with the U.S. Army Environmental Command. Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of IMCOM, told ceremony attendees that his organization "is proud to be part of Military City USA," which San Antonio is commonly known as.

  • 125th BSB, 3rd IBCT "Mustangs" conduct their first CLFX at McGregor

    Apr 19, 2010

    A story about the 125th BSB, 3rd IBCT, conducting their first field training exercise as a battalion. The 3rd IBCT was stood up in August 2009.

  • Belvoir Little League goes to bat in new location

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Those same familiar strains of an organ playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" blared from speakers in the early morning sunlight. The parade of children donning jerseys in every color of the rainbow filed onto the field to begin another season.

  • Students from Prime Power School lend a hand to local youth program

    Apr 19, 2010

    about 15 students from Fort Belvoir's 249th Engineer Battalion Prime Power School stepped outside the classroom and built a pavilion for handicapped children at the Sliver Lake Park in Haymarket Saturday.

  • Privatization of Army lodging begins on Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - Fort Polk's Magnolia House hosted a celebration April 7 to highlight the changes taking place in temporary housing on post. The get-together garnered interest in what the privatization of Army lodging (PAL) has accomplished so far by allowing the community to see completed renovations.

  • Louisiana leaders learn from Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Leadership Central Louisiana, an eight-month noncredit course run by Louisiana State University in Alexandria, visited Fort Polk March 25. Programs such as these are usually a function of a town's chamber of commerce, but LSUA took over eight years ago from the city as a natural extension of its continuing education.

  • New exchange opens on Fort Polk April 29

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The Joint Readiness Center and Fort Polk have waited expectantly for a new Main Post Exchange for months. Dreams become reality April 29 - the grand opening of the new exchange takes place at 9 a.m.

  • Carson observes sexual assault awareness month

    Apr 19, 2010

  • From the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Senior Commander: Weight issues

    Apr 19, 2010

    It brought up an important issue - that obesity is a big problem in this country, and it is a major problem with our children. The First Lady has made fighting childhood obesity one of her priorities. More about that in a moment - suffice to say, it is also a major concern of ours at Fort Stewart and Hunter.

  • Appreciation for environment helps Boy Scout earn highest rank in Scouting

    Apr 19, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - A service project that helped preserve the natural habitat of the Panzer Local Training Area also helped Carsten Wulff achieve what only four out of every 100 Boy Scouts ever achieve: the rank of Eagle Scout.

  • Gen. Ham visits Schweinfurt

    Apr 17, 2010

    Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe commander, visited Schweinfurt Friday, April 16 to present the city's lord mayor a token of his appreciation for her dedication and service to the U.S. Army in general and the Schweinfurt garrison in particular.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord customer feedback programs expand

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An already expanding installation customer feedback program is getting a big boost from the transition to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Customer service programs overseen by the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office, designed to capture kudos and criticisms of JBLM services at all levels, are now incorporating McChord Field facilities and personnel.

  • Carson kick starts motorcycle season

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-- The rumbling of 218 motorcycle engines reverberated off Cheyenne Mountain April 9 announcing that these machines and their riders welcomed the change of the seasons.

  • Briefing continues joint base public outreach program

    Apr 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - It was a blending of military cultures, civilian style. The public-outreach campaign by the senior leaders of Joint Base Lewis-McChord continued last week with a briefing for the professional organizations supporting the Army and Air Force.

  • Army Secretary recognizes IMCOM civilians in annual ceremony

    Apr 16, 2010

    The secretary of the Army recognized five Installation Management Command employees Wednesday at a Pentagon awards ceremony for outstanding civilians.

  • Hot refuels keep aircraft flying

    Apr 16, 2010

  • 4th Infantry Division FRSA receives national honor

    Apr 16, 2010

    Connie Roy, 4th Infantry Division Family Readiness Support assistant, received the National Image, Inc., 2010 Meritorious Service Award for the Army during the Department of Defense Awards Banquet at the National Image Conference in San Diego April 8.

  • Education summit targets deployment issues for Family members

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Carson held an education summit to discuss the problems associated with military children and deployments.

  • Fort Carson thanks Good Neighbor

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Carson recognizes "good neighbor" in annual community relations program.

  • Military spouse preference explained, outlined

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz. -- Whether it's an economic choice, an outlet for "getting out of the house," or a chance to be employed alongside their significant other, today's military spouse works. On September 11, 2009, Executive Order 13473, titled, "Noncompetitive Appointing Authority for Certain Military Spouses" was put into action.

  • Fort Carson youth to attend global conference

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Some people say that today's youth is a bunch of wild, disrespectful children, but some of those children will one day be future leaders of our country. At Fountain-Fort Carson High School, one such youth walks the hallways.

  • New Child Development Center opens:Fort Huachuca celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Members of the Fort Huachuca community gathered Saturday to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. The event was held, in conjunction with the grand opening of the new Child Development Center. Throughout the month of April, military children are honored and recognized for the unique challenges and sacrifices they make.

  • Fort Bragg services uphold Army Family Covenant

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As part of Army Family Covenant, Fort Bragg's Child, Youth and School Services offers childcare services to Soldiers and their Families.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Arbor Day

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - In 1854, Detroit native J. Sterling Morton looked discontentedly across the treeless landscape of his 160 acre Nebraskan plot.

  • Students celebrate being Army brats

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- It's not every day students get to watch their principal fall from a perfectly good airplane at 13,000 feet, but that's just how Irwin Intermediate School celebrated the Month of the Military Child April 12.

  • Road show offers help to employees affected by BRAC

    Apr 16, 2010

    DETROIT - The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal Base Realignment and Closure road show team participated in the second successful event at Rock Island, Ill.

  • West Point CDC Sneak Peek

    Apr 16, 2010

    Community members got a sneak peek at the new Child Development Center located behind the Fitness Center, by touring the almost completed building April 8. The new CDC, slated to open Aug. 2, will give the current CDC some growing room, opens the Youth Center to more middle school and teens while school-age children can seek activities in the new building.

  • Male myths spur violence against women

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- In a presentation that combined humor and serious discussion, Ben Atherton-Zeman explored the various male myths that contribute to violence against women.

  • Garrison Looks To Future Of Opportunity

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Even with management changes being made at the Installation Management Command level, Redstone Arsenal's Garrison remains at the top in terms of excellence in customer service, program offerings and employee performance. And that's exactly where Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli and deputy Curtis Clark plan to keep the Arsenal's Garrison.

  • Honoree Focuses On Serving Others

    Apr 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The "tired faces" of Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan broadcast over a video teleconference screen during Aviation and Missile Command deployed commanders meetings spurs Lisha Adams on to "work harder every day."

  • IMCOM to break ground on new headquarters building

    Apr 16, 2010

    Groundbreaking for Installation Management Command's Fort Sam Houston headquarters is slated for Monday.

  • Fort Drum will convert gate guard positions to Army civilian

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - While changes in security occur throughout the Army, Fort Drum will ensure those changes do not affect the way it secures the post. Installation Management Command is in the process of converting 3,000 gate guard positions from contractor to Department of the Army civilian status. Fort Drum falls in the first phase of conversions and will complete the transformation by Sept. 30.

  • Fort Drum firefighter loses life serving his community

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A young Fort Drum firefighter, dedicated to protecting the communities in which he lived and served, died in the line of duty Sunday.

  • Officers inducted into International Hall of Fame

    Apr 16, 2010

    Two international general officers and Command and General Staff College graduates were inducted into the International Hall of Fame April 8 at a ceremony in the Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium. Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Bin Abdullah Bin Hammad Al-Marshed, of Saudi Arabia, and Brig. Gen. Dario Oscar Tapia, of Belize, were inducted to the IHOF as its 235th and 236th members, respectively.

  • Fort Rucker attendees learn techniques to prevent sexual assault

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In an effort to preserve unity among the Army's band of brothers and sisters, military and civilian officials educate the public this month in hopes of reducing the number of sexual assaults.

  • Local art to compete at national level

    Apr 16, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The artwork of two students from Vilseck High School has been selected to compete at the 2010 Boys and Girls Club of America National Fine Arts Exhibit in the United States later this year.

  • Commentary: In praise of volunteering

    Apr 16, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- April is a busy month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month, Administrative Professional Week and, last but not least, Volunteer Week.

  • Benning Soldier named All-Army coach

    Apr 15, 2010

    SGT Corey Shaffer said he has waited a long time to be where he is now - to be exact, it's been a nine-year wait. The 30-year-old paralegal with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate left April 7 for Fort Bragg, N.C., to participate in the All-Army men's and women's volleyball trial camp. He was selected as the head coach of the women's camp and All-Army team. "This is a dream for me," he said. "This is something I have always wanted to do -coach a high level of volleyball." When he joined the Army nearly nine years ago, he said he always wanted to participate in All-Army volleyball, but because of training and other assignments, he wasn't able to. When he arrived Wednesday at Fort Bragg, Shaffer wasn't expecting to be asked to take over as the head coach. He filled out an application to play on the men's team and another to coach, he said, but was initially told he would play on the men's team and be the assistant coach of the women's team.

  • Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Recreation Center offers fun for all

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Since its opening in 2005, the Corkan Family Recreation Center at Fort Stewart has grown into a $17 million complex, jammed-packed with entertainment and educational opportunities for both the young and young at heart.

  • Month of the Military Child: Fort Stewart youth fishing event brings Families together

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- A wise man once said you would be doing yourself a favor if you took a kid fishing. That's because a special joy fills the heart when you see a child hook a fish and watch him or her eagerly reel it in. Several Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield parents and grandparents discovered this special joy during the Youth Fishing Event at Fort Stewart's Pond 30, April 8.

  • Hunter Army Airfield Soldier qualifies for Boston Marathon

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- She describes running as her core, her niche in life, the thing that gives her life order and keeps her grounded. In March, running reaped additional rewards for Sgt. 1st Class Couretta Sirmans, a 41-year-old Soldier and athlete with the 224 Military Intelligence Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield. After only three months of training for the 2011 Boston Marathon's qualifying run March in Atlanta, Sgt. 1st Class Sirmans placed 14th overall among women competitors, running the marathon in three hours, 28 minutes and 55 seconds. She placed 150th overall among the 2,114 men and women who competed. In addition to the 2011 Marathon, her time also qualifies her to run in the 2012 Boston Marathon.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year competition

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Drill Sergeant (Staff Sgt.) John Folger said when he was a new private 12 years ago that he wanted to some day become a drill sergeant. "A private coming out of basic training looks at a drill sergeant as the epitome of what a noncommissioned officer should be a trainer," said Folger, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, 434th FA Brigade. After becoming a drill sergeant a year ago, Folger then set his goal to become drill sergeant of the year. "I'm always looking to set myself apart from my peers, so this is logically the next step," he said. Folger was one of four drill sergeants who competed in the Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year competition April 5 through 8 here.

  • Spartans provide Iraqi Army with 'combat multiplier'

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - While "one shot, one kill," may be the sniper axiom, it doesn't begin to describe the sniper experience. Not only must snipers be excellent shooters, they must also be disciplined and patient. They must have expert field skills, including concealment and camouflage, in order to infiltrate, detect and stalk a target through all types of terrain and distances - before firing their shot. It was exactly those concepts that snipers from 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taught to 22 Iraqi Army Special Forces soldiers during a recent sniper course held at the Al Kindi Iraqi Army base. The Iraqis learned basic sniper techniques, stalking and detecting targets, then spent days firing at the range.

  • Final 48th IBCT Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue joined Maj. Gen. Terry Nesbitt, Georgia's Adjutant General, and other senior Guard and state leaders gathered outside Truscott Air Terminal to welcoming home Col. Lee Durham, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander from Afghanistan, April, 7.

  • The Good. The Bad. The Ugly. ICE sees them all

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Many Soldiers and civilians at Fort Sill have used the Interactive Customer Evaluation system, whether by filling out comment cards, using a kiosk, filling out a survey online or submitting an e-mail. No matter how the ICE comments are submitted, they are making a difference. "Since the beginning of January we have received more than 7,000 ICE comments," said Mary Miller, customer service manager. "From March 2 through 17 we received 2,002 comments and in February we received more than any other post in the country."

  • Fort Sill hosts ROTC training exercises

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--A change in geographic divisions within the Cadet Command has brought together a whole new mix of universities for the big field training exercise that the Cameron ROTC program hosts each spring on Fort Sill. In the past, CU was in a division with Texas, but the map has been redrawn, according to Maj. Rod Boles, chairman of Cameron's military science department. A total of 132 ROTC cadets from the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, its satellite at Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, and Cameron University are going through the spring FTX at Fort Sill, according to Master Sgt. Troy Franzen, head planner for the FTX and senior military science instructor at Cameron.

  • 4th IBCT arrives at NTC, prepares for combat rehearsal

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Stewart-based Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division began arriving to Fort Irwin, Calif., March 30, and by April 12 more than 3,200 pairs of boots were on the ground, ready to march into a pre-deployment mission rehearsal exercise at the installation's National Training Center.

  • Two Fort Stewart Soldiers killed in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Two Fort Stewart Soldiers were killed after their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Mosul, Iraq, April 7. First Lieutenant Robert W. Collins and Spc. William Anthony Blount were both assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Keep your hands off that - it could be dangerous

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The weather is staying warm and Fort Sill residents and members of the local community are looking for adventures outdoors. If they're out on Fort Sill's ranges, some of the items they might pick up can lead to more than adventure. Fort Sill Range Control officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordnance and about areas of post off limits to everyone. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly -- a "dud."

  • Army announces 2010 Communities of Excellence winners

    Apr 15, 2010

    The Army chief of staff has selected U.S. Army Garrison Fort Bragg, N.C., as the Gold winner in the 2010 Army Communities of Excellence awards competition.

  • Miss Alabama contestants visit Fort Rucker

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Miss Alabama Liz Cochran and 13 other women vying for her state title visited Fort Rucker April 9 to learn about military life and entertain Soldiers during the 2010 Salute to the Troops tour.

  • IMCOM-E employee among civilians honored by Army Secretary during annual ceremony

    Apr 15, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The secretary of the Army recognized five Installation Management Command employees Wednesday at a Pentagon awards ceremony for "outstanding civilians."

  • Survivor shares story during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Army Community Service hosted the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month kick-off ceremony April 7. About 100 Soldiers, civilians and leadership focused on this year's campaign message that sexual assault affects mission readiness through the campaign's theme "Hurts one. Affects all," and slogan; "Preventing sexual assault is everyone's duty."

  • Army Emergency Relief, helping the Army take care of its own

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - "Army Emergency Relief is a great thing for soldiers in need," said Pfc. Christopher Regalado.

  • Month of the Military Child: CYSS celebrates school-age children

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Fort Wainwright's month-long celebration of military children continues and Child, Youth and School Services agencies and programs are pulling out all the stops to show the children and families they serve how special they are, not just during April's Month of the Military Child celebration, but the rest of the year, too.

  • Connelly recipients get chef training

    Apr 15, 2010

    Food service personnel from across the Army received hands-on professional development training from the culinary staff at the John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev., during the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Awards Program and Conference.

  • Mysteries Solved: Mortuary Affairs Personnel Undergo Training to Find, Identify, Recover Human Remai

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 16, 2010) -- To the personnel on site, they were barely visible but recognizable enough to warrant proceeding with meticulous caution. "You'll have to dig around it gently," warned the man in charge. "You don't want to disturb anything else that could be buried beside it." The crew of six had just discovered what resembled human skeletal remains buried in a makeshift grave located just off a dirt road in a wooded area. They were acting on information that children were interred there.

  • Team Lee eyes future with technology

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 15, 2010) -- Fort Lee will experience a 30 percent increase in population as it consolidates the Fort Eustis Transportation School, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance Schools from Redstone Arsenal, Ala., with its existing training centers to form the U.S. Army's Sustainment Center of Excellence.

  • Polish victims remembered in Benelux

    Apr 15, 2010

    MONS, Belgium - A U.S. Army Polish American chaplain helps bring peace to members of NATO who are mourning the loss of their president, military leaders and others who perished in a plane crash April 10 in Russia.

  • Albert Schweitzer tournament wraps up in Germany

    Apr 15, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany - If someone had predicted a week ago that a German team would be facing Australia in the championship game, their sanity and knowledge of basketball may have been questioned. But that's exactly what happened in the final match of the 25th Albert Schweitzer Basketball Tournament at the Benjamin Franklin Village Sports Arena, in Mannheim.

  • WSMR wins safety award

    Apr 14, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., April 1, 2010 - White Sands Missile Range has been recognized as one of the safest installations in the Army and will receive the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff, Army Exceptional Organization Safety Award for the 2009 fiscal year.

  • Tobyhanna program honors servicemembers

    Apr 14, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.--Tobyhanna Army Depot established the Warfighter of the Quarter Award to strengthen the ties between warfighters and the Tobyhanna work force, which repairs, maintains and integrates many of the high-tech systems used by the Armed Forces to accomplish their missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world.

  • Chesnutt a hit at Humphreys

    Apr 14, 2010

    HUMPHREYS GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Veteran country music singer Mark Chesnutt performed at the Super Gym here April 9, entertaining a crowd of about 900 during the second leg of a three-stop tour through Korea.

  • Soldier receives degree using CLEP

    Apr 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Guzman was lauded for completing 18 College Level Examination Programs and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests April 9 in Red Cloud Garrison's Freeman Hall.

  • Presence of military on the Monterey Peninsula enriches life for all

    Apr 13, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Over five years in the making, General Doe Park marks a new chapter for the Ord Military Community by one community member's thinking. Land that just two years ago housed abandoned, decrepit homes, has been transformed into a new housing park here.

  • Army wins two DoD awards for environmental stewardship

    Apr 13, 2010

    Army installations earned two Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2009, recognizing progress in natural resources conservation at Michigan Army National Guard's Fort Custer Training Center and cultural resources management at Wyoming Army National Guard's Camp Guernsey.

  • Army wrestlers carry lofty rankings into national championships

    Apr 13, 2010

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers are ranked No. 1 in the nation in their respective weight classes as they prepare for the 2010 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships, slated for April 23-24 at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University.

  • Soldier Show plays off social-media phenomena

    Apr 13, 2010

    Aca,!A"Soldier Show 27.0Aca,!A? is the working concept of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, an Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? song-and-dance production, and this yearAca,!a,,cs edition revolves around current social-media phenomena.

  • Ninety-six new avian homes go up in Wetzel Housing

    Apr 13, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - By now most everyone knows that new town houses will be constructed between upper Wetzel and the golf driving range. It has also been announced that much of Wetzel will eventually be leveled to make room for even more new town houses.

  • New state-of-the-art entertainment center set to open in Wiesbaden

    Apr 13, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Eleven months ago leaders gathered to break ground for the new Wiesbaden Entertainment Center in Hainerberg Housing. At that time project officials described their vision of a 27,000-square-foot venue offering a one-stop, state-of-the-art amusement zone. A,A In two weeks on April 29 everyone is invited to see the results of the around $10 million construction effort and to join the staff as they celebrate the opening of the new two-story facility.

  • Local Boy Scouts carry out castle clean-up

    Apr 12, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For most Boy Scout troops, community service projects are usually dreaded affairs involving cleaning roadsides or clearing trails. This was not the case for Troop 107 in Wiesbaden, which, on Feb. 27, completed a community service project at a 10th Century castle.

  • Never too late to say, 'Welcome Home'

    Apr 9, 2010

    Fort Irwin hosted a unique 'Welcome Home Day Ceremony' on April 7, as the community gathered to welcome back Soldiers that returned from war more than three decades ago.

  • Army dedicates month to honor military kids

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Scores of young children marched their way through the hallways of the Child Development Center, here, in patriotic fashion, April 2, proudly displaying the American flag while humming tried-and-true nationalistic tunes like "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

  • PT in the Park: Children and parents laugh, dance, run and jump through the rain

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS - "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring." Well, no one was snoring Thursday morning, during "PT in the Park," a Month of the Military Child event for Soldiers, spouses and children at Bennett Youth Center Field, here.

  • Course introduces new employees to Army's environmental program

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 20 civilians and contractors who work for U.S. Army-Hawaii gathered in the Installation Training Center, here, for a weeklong introduction to the Army and the environment, March 29-April 2.

  • AFAP elevates top quality-of-life issues for Army, Fort Carson

    Apr 9, 2010

  • PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site hires 3 local firefighters

    Apr 9, 2010

    With expansion of mission, Fort Carson hires local personnel to remote site.

  • Program aims to improve lives of Fort Bragg wounded warriors

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sergeant First Class Nathan Bannerman spent an hour Monday morning working out in the pool at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

  • Carson SOS center already helping survivors

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Survivor Outreach Services center, a building dedicated solely to helping survivors of deceased servicemembers, is already working with those survivors, even though the center does not expect to be fully functional until mid-June.

  • Now that's a bike ride - 4th annual Extreme Mountain Bike Race

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - He looked like a man in his 30s and rode like one a decade younger than that. No one else really had a chance in the Sport category of Saturday's annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Extreme Mountain Bike Race when 48-year-old Pat Dale decided to show up.

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal wins award by showcasing BRAC closure initiatives

    Apr 9, 2010

    DETROIT - The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal earned the Army Communities of Excellence Exemplary Practice award for the management of Base Realignment and Closure processes in transformation of the Army.

  • Rogers bids fond farewell after more than three decades of service

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The 32-year career of Brig. Gen. Dennis E. Rogers, director of operations and facilities for Installation Management Command and commanding general of the National Capital Region District, officially ended Friday as he retired from the Army during a ceremony in Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater.

  • Imaginations run wild during annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Kids' Fest

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Kids' imaginations ran wild while their parents got a look at resources available. The 18th Annual Kids' Fest drew more than 3,000 children and parents to the American Lake Community Center April 1, proving to be one of the most popular events on base.

  • Ride 2 Recovery makes its way through Fort Hood

    Apr 9, 2010

    Delvin McMillian, a former airman first class and armament systems repairer in the Air Force, was just one of 130 other injured military veterans, civilians and active U.S. troops from all over the country who set out April 5 on a 350-mile, six-day cycling ride through the state of Texas to support the rehabilitation of wounded veterans. The cycling tour, put on by Ride 2 Recovery, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support the rehabilitation of injured veterans through indoor spinning and outdoor cycling, was just one of five that will take place this year in separate states. The ride began in San Antonio at Brook Army Medical Center and will end in Dallas/Fort Worth April 11. Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff; Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek, Warrior Transition and care commander; Medal of Honor recipient Mike Thorton; and actors Adam Baldwin and Ethan Suplee also joined the group for the ride.

  • Military Children's Month Arrives In Full Bloom

    Apr 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- They are the world - and for the month of April, they are a reason for celebration

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