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  • 3rd ID DCG, CP North prepare for responsible drawdown of forces

    Aug 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ - The Task Force Marne Command Post-North, is transitioning to stability operations by moving personnel to supplement the redeployment of Soldiers in crucial positions. CP-North will redeploy numerous Soldiers early, including Sgt. Lani Melendez and Spc. Hector Ramos who are knowledgeable on the communication systems and technology utilized in the Operations Office. To combat this, the Ops Office will rely heavily on their experienced noncommissioned officers who will train Soldiers from other CP-North offices to ensure operations keep running smoothly.

  • PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site welcomes community

    Aug 12, 2010

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. - Fort Carson hosted an open house for Southern Colorado community members at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site Aug. 5.

  • Desert Rogue Soldiers receive Purple Heart

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - On Aug. 5, two Desert Rogue Soldiers received the Purple Heart, a medal given to military men and women for wounds suffered in combat, for their wounds suffered during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Fort Stewart DPW branch manages forest resources

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, covering nearly 300,000 acres. Anyone driving the "Green Tunnel" on GA-144 from Richmond Hill to the back gate can see that most of the installation is covered in forests. Managing Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's forest resources is the job of the Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Camp, Soldiers help EFMP children

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Camp Cowabunga was another success, according to the Soldiers and campers, who participated, and the camp director.

  • Fort Sill promotes anti-terrorism awareness

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month Armywide so some recruiting is being done. The Army is recruiting you. Yes, you and everyone who works and or lives on Fort Sill to do their part in watching out for suspicious activity.

  • Fort Campbell director of contracting chosen as AUSA's Army Civilian of 2010

    Aug 12, 2010

    Leslie H. Carroll is the 2010 recipient of the Association of the U.S. Army's Joseph Cribbins Army Civilian Award as its top Army civilian. Carroll, the director of contracting at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell Ky., director of Contracting, will be honored during the AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this October.

  • Garrison officials strive to be good stewards

    Aug 12, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - It can be a complicated, unpredictable and, at times, a thankless job, but even with all of the challenges it poses, it's one members of the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg's Environmental Division say they happily tackle each and every day.

  • Crystal Clear: Fall into fitness with DoD challenge

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Two minutes. Seventeen pushups. Forty-five situps. That, in addition to a 2-mile run in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, is what a female Soldier my age must do to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Europe-based food service personnel gather in Heidelberg for trade show

    Aug 12, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- For Sgt. 1st Class Howard Shakespear it was a toss-up between the lemon-pepper fish and the mandarin chicken.

  • Gash rides away with mountain bike title

    Aug 11, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - It didn't involve the jostling of NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch rivalry. But the renewed competition between top-notch athletes - Warrior Country's Richard Gash and Humphrey Garrison's Nathan Stahl in the Warrior Country 10-km Mountain Bike Invitational Challenge Aug. 7 - didn't lack any of the intensity.

  • Fort Hood asks, "Have you recycled lately'"

    Aug 11, 2010

    The Fort Hood Recycling Program was first started in 1992 and has developed and improved so much that it is now the largest recycling facility in the U.S. Army. In recent years, the program has outgrown its original 17,500 square foot processing facility and added an abundance of high tech recycling equipment, which has in turn saved the installation thousands of dollars and gained Fort Hood positive national attention.

  • New iWatch Campaign to enhance awareness at West Point

    Aug 11, 2010

    Military communities worldwide have already initiated antiterrorism awareness training with the recent Active Shooter exercise and the annual antiterrorism training for military and civilians who travel to give them situational awareness to help protect them from becoming victims of terrorist. A new Army-wide antiterrorism effort began Aug. 1 in conjunction with the Army initiative declaring August as Antiterrorism Month. August was selected because of the month's proximity to Sept. 11 when terrorist attacked our country in 2001.

  • Outreach To Survivor Families

    Aug 11, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the families of fallen Soldiers, the Army is standing up to a responsibility to watch over these survivors of war's devastation as long as support is needed. That's no different at Redstone Arsenal, where recent staff and facility additions will make a difference in the level of support Army Community Service can provide family members coping with their loss while hoping for a better future.

  • ASC, IMCOM meet to ensure smooth DOL handover

    Aug 10, 2010

    ASC is taking over responsibility for installation Directorates of Logistics from IMCOM.

  • Carlisle Barracks reaffirms commitment to Army Families

    Aug 10, 2010

    CARLISLE BARRACKS, Penn. - Families are the backbone of the Army and Carlisle Barracks took time Aug. 9 to honor the dedication of family members and stress the important role they play in today's military.

  • USAG Brussels Soldier completes second-consecutive Nijmegen March

    Aug 10, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Capt. Brian Sansom took a few days off in late July but instead of lying on a beach or visiting one of Europe's scenic sites he spent four days with 40,000 friends in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

  • Why is recycling important'

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT GREELY, Alaska -- For decades we have been creating waste; some of it toxic, and dumping into our environment.

  • How many are missing from our homes'

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT GREELY, Alaska -- You see them dozens of times per day.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Employees Awarded Healthy Investment Award From Community Health Charities Iowa

    Aug 9, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Federal employees in far eastern Iowa and western Illinois who participate in the Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign are being recognized as the recipient of the Healthy Investment Award by Community Health Charities Iowa.

  • APG teams win big at Iron Dog competition

    Aug 9, 2010

    THE PLAINS, Va. -- Three canine teams from the Aberdeen Proving Ground Directorate of Emergency Services competed in the 2010 Virginia Police Canine Association 10th Annual Iron Dog Competition at the Great Meadow Event Center in mid-May.

  • Sutton takes reins as Fort Polk garrison command sergeant major

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Theodore R. Sutton donned the mantle of garrison command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 3 at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater.

  • Fort Monroe lifeguards save patron's life

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT MONROE, Va. -- The actions of three Fort Monroe lifeguards saved the life of an octogenarian who collapsed outside the Community Activities Center July 25.

  • Pacific Region hosts 2010 Youth Leadership Forum

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Pacific Youth Leadership Forum, sponsored and hosted by Installation Management Command-Pacific Region, was held July 12-17 at the Hawaii Army National Guard Regional Training Institute at Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii.

  • FMWR signs employee, customer covenant

    Aug 6, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's first Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Employee and Customer Covenant was signed at Schofield Barracks, July 28.

  • Primaries, general elections are fast approaching

    Aug 6, 2010

    Soldiers, civilians and family members who are of eligible voting age cannot afford to sit out on any election year because significant issues demand they choose a candidate who best addresses their concerns.

  • AHFH brand gets a makeover

    Aug 6, 2010

    Army Hawaii Family Housing will reinvent itself with a new name and a new logo, Aug. 30. AHFH's new name will be "Island Palm Communities."

  • Makua Military Reservation fire burns 486 acres

    Aug 6, 2010

    "When you get the call, it's like the bottom drops out from underneath you." That was Michelle Mansker's initial reaction when she received word of an unexpected wildfire at Makua Military Reservation. The fire, which Federal Fire Department investigators determined was incendiary, or intentionally set, started just after 2 p.m., July 24.

  • Green acres: The Fort Bragg challenge to live sustainably

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army's latest mission involves the comfort of your own home.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers receive Iron Mike Awards

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - "Who can we send and who will go for us'" Major General Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, paraphrased a familiar quote when he spoke to 27 Iron Mike Award recipients recently.

  • Lt. Dan Band performs from the heart to welcome home Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen

    Aug 6, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - As the lights dimmed, the sound of a helicopter flying low filled the Crown Coliseum.

  • Army chief of staff visits Fort Benning

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army chief of staff stopped off at Fort Benning on Aug. 2 ahead of his appearance before representatives attending the 2010 Land Forces Symposium in Columbus.

  • Fort Polk garrison commander lays out Installation Management Campaign Plan

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- At Fort Polk's garrison "All Hands" brief Aug. 3, I laid out a plan that's going to take Fort Polk into the future: The Installation Management Campaign Plan, or IMCP, a road map that helps each Soldier, Family and civilian understand their role in supporting our Warriors now and in years to come.

  • Tobyhanna hosts Community Covenant event

    Aug 6, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--Military and community leaders from Northeastern Pennsylvania, along with scores of baseball fans, signed the Army Community Covenant during a Heroes Appreciation event before the start of a Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees baseball game.

  • Back-to-school season highlights partnership between Soldiers, schools

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Parents and students are gearing up for the beginning of the new school year in the Fort Wainwright community, but they are not the only ones.

  • Reserve Soldier competes for Best Warrior title

    Aug 6, 2010

    A Fort Wainwright Army Reserve Soldier, Spc. Gary G. Olsen-Saville, participated in the US Army Reserve's Best Warrior competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., last week.

  • When is a shutdown not a shutdown' When it involves Watervliet.

    Aug 6, 2010

    What was once a significant event at the Arsenal may have now become a relic of the past - the annual arsenal shutdown period. After all, can it truly be a shutdown if a lot of folks are working'

  • IMCOM looking for team members to join DoD fitness challenge

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Department of Defense's "Leap Into Fall" Fitness Challenge kicks off Aug. 16, challenging DoD personnel to include more physical activity in their daily routine.

  • Fort Polk opens Army's first Holiday Inn Express

    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug. 4 marked a big day on the U.S. Army's and Fort Polk's calendar as the post became the first of 10 Army installations to have a Holiday Inn Express branded hotel.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers sign Army Community Covenant with Saline County

    Aug 6, 2010

    SALINA, Kan. - Spc. Harold Gallagher, a Soldier with the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, his wife, Tomomi Gallagher, and their two children, Sara, 7, and Andrew, 5, sign the Saline County Army Community Covenant Aug. 4 in Salina, Kan., as members of the Fort Riley command group, CAB Soldiers, Saline County commissioners and community members look on. This covenant signing was the first between Saline County and Fort Riley, Kan., and marks the official start of the partnership between the two. The Army Community Covenant signing publically demonstrates the CAB and Saline County's pledge to support each other. This signing took place before the start of the Tri-Rivers Fair parade in downtown Salina, Kan. Army Community Covenant signings will take place across the Central Flint Hills region in Kansas through October.

  • Fort Rucker children go back to school--safety first, last, always

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Parents and children should adequately plan and communicate in order to have a safe school year, officials said.

  • IMCOM Safety Office starts awareness initiative via Web

    Aug 6, 2010

    Installation Management Command is taking an aggressive approach to accident prevention as explained in the Command Safety Policy and the IMCOM Campaign Plan.

  • Wiregrass communities support Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker and the surrounding communities have a long history of supporting one another. Post officials describe the Army Community Covenant partnership as a "two-way street" that is mutually beneficial for the local communities and the installation.

  • Fort Rucker boxer competes at national championship

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military spouse Tiffany "Twinkle Toes" Coussens experienced victory and defeat at the USA Boxing National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 11-17.

  • Fort Rucker's Picerne Housing opens 2nd neighborhood center

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Picerne Military Housing staff celebrated the grand opening of their second neighborhood center July 29.

  • Passing the reins

    Aug 6, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Col. Jeffrey Dill (right), U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden commander, hands the USAG Baumholder colors to Lt. Col. Sam McAdoo after accepting them from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Paul Pfahler during a ceremony on Smith Barracks July 14. McAdoo took command of the garrison after having most recently served as chief of the Command and Control Test Division for the Operational Test Command in Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Hunter Army Airfield joins Tree City USA

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • 2 new CDCs open on Carson

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Mountain Post parents and children had a reason to celebrate, thanks to the grand opening of two new state-of-the-art child care centers at Fort Carson Aug. 3.

  • COMET trains 3rd ID leaders for Humvee rollovers

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-You're out on patrol in an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle more commonly referred to as simply the Humvee, and you suddenly hear "ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER!" What do you do' Fortunately for Soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, that feeling of uncertainty is lessened by Humvee Egress Assistance Training offered here. Rollovers have been, and continue to be, a threat for today's servicemembers, so being prepared in the event of a rollover can be the ultimate factor between life and death.

  • Training aids fallen Soldiers' Families

    Aug 5, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Hodges said he knows he has one of the toughest jobs in the Army. He is a casualty assistance officer, the person assigned to help Families immediately after notification of the death of their loved one serving in the military. Hodges, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, previously worked as a CAO at Fort Bragg, N.C., and received his recertification during a training class held by the Fort Carson Casualty Assistance Center at the Family Readiness Center July 20-23.

  • Soldiers, Family members float to sky

    Aug 5, 2010

    Soldiers and Families of the Mountain Post traveled deep into the mountains of Colorado for a unique experience in South Park Valley July 24-25. From across the country, hot air balloon pilots hauled their canvas and wicker aircraft to the cool alpine valley to share the wonder of heat-propelled flight with servicemembers and their Families during the Celebration of Honor Fly.

  • Carson celebrates ACS turning 45

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Carson salutes 22 new citizens

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Lodge offers traditional ceremonies

    Aug 5, 2010

  • Fort Stewart Pet Boarding facility rivals resorts

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Heading out of town or just plain tired of replacing the couch one too many times that the dog or dogs have mauled and made as their as the latest chew toy while you're at work' Well, if that is your situation, then you're in luck. The Fort Stewart Pet Boarding Facility and Doggie Daycare at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart may just be the place you're looking for. However, don't wait too long; this place fills up daily, faster than hotels in Orlando on the 4th of July.

  • Cottonbalers celebrate 'half-way there'

    Aug 5, 2010

    The 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has reached the half way point in its current deployment to Iraq. Family Members, led by Courtney Sierra, wife of Cottonbaler Commander Lt. Col. Gregory Sierra, along with rear detachment Soldiers and Families, celebrated this milestone with a picnic and afternoon of fun at Fort Stewart's Holbrook Pond, July 30.

  • Sesame Street helps children cope with deployments

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- More than 400 Families packed Long Fitness Center's basketball court for a performance of the Sesame Street Experience for Military Families July 29 at Fort Riley. The show, sponsored by the USO, is the first Sesame Street performance of its kind to be specifically written for military children.

  • U.S. ground, air train with Iraqi Army

    Aug 5, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - A thunderous boom is heard from miles away. Seconds later the explosive impact slams into the side of a nearby hill, as the Paladin hits its mark from miles away. The impact triggers over a dozen Iraqi Army 50-cal. mounted trucks into action, and they converged on the Paladin's target, all while the target is flanked by U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • 10th Trans Co receives Humanitarian Service Medal for Haiti mission

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>-The Soldiers of the 10th Transportation Company were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal during a ceremony held at the Tominac Fitness Center in Hunter Army Airfield, July 28.

  • Army, Atlanta reaffirm community covenant

    Aug 5, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Mayor Kasim Reed addresses assembled military leaders, government officials and corporate officers from the metro Atlanta area during an Army Community Covenant signing ceremony held July 26 at Atlanta's City Hall. "The strength of the Army comes from the support of employers, educators, civic and business leaders, and its citizens," said Reed. "We, the community, are committed to building partnerships that support the strength, resilience and readiness of Soldiers and their Families." The signed document will be displayed at City Hall.

  • Fire temporarily closes Fort Stewart fitness center

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fire may have caused Newman Fitness Center to be down, but thanks to the Fort Stewart Fire Department and with the combined efforts of the Hinesville Fire Department, the Fitness Center is certainly not out. The Fort Stewart Fire Department was dispatched for a fire alarm activation at Newman Fitness Center at 2:37 a.m., July 29, said William Shanholzer, Deputy Chief, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department. At 2:43 a.m. the fire chief on scene reported heavy smoke and requested a full alarm response, at which time the Hinesville Fire Department also responded in support of the Fort Stewart Fire Department. The fire was reported under control by the interior fire attack team at 3:38 a.m., said Shanholzer, and the fire was declared extinguished at 3:53 a.m.

  • Serving future leaders all in day's work

    Aug 5, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Camellia Jefferson's office may be located in the bottom of the building she works in, but when it comes to her work with area schools, she is top of the heap.

  • Fort Detrick first US Army Garrison awarded Star Status in OSHA's VPP

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Fort Detrick's safety team celebrated the installation receiving official honors as the first Army garrison to achieve Star Status in OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program.

  • New rabbi excited to be a part of Belvoir community

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - It's a new community and all-new experience for Rabbi David Rose, who arrived at Fort Belvoir the middle of May to become the installation's new Jewish Civilian Chaplain.

  • Bidens recognize resiliency of military families; Second Lady premieres acting debut at Belvoir

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Jill Biden wants servicemembers and their families to know that their concerns are known and understood.

  • Program reaches out to families of fallen

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Since 2001, nearly 400 active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers with roots in South Carolina have died either in combat or by non-hostile means. To date, less than half of their surviving family members are actively enrolled in the Army's Survivor Outreach Services program.

  • Queen of Beast: West Point cadet takes charge of summer training for Class of 2014

    Aug 5, 2010

    West Point Cadet Brittany Fraser took command of the Cadet Basic Training Regiment for the second phase of summer training, also known as "Beast Barracks." Whereas the first cadre detail was responsible for transforming civilians into West Point cadets, the second detail completes the transformation of cadets into Soldiers, Fraser explained. Upperclass cadets are charged with leading the new cadets through basic soldiering skills like marksmanship training, rappelling and first aid.

  • Hovey team smashes Warrior Country triathlon record

    Aug 4, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - With a gold medal from the 8th Army Triathlon already safely in his possession, Richard Gash set his sights on fielding a team that would duplicate that performance in the Warrior Country Team Triathlon Championship July 31 at Casey Garrison's Hanson Field House.

  • Warrior Country engineer gets top Army award

    Aug 4, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - When children walk through the doors at Casey Elementary School and the bell rings for the first time Aug. 30, a award-winning Department of the Army engineer from the Red Cloud Garrison Directorate of Public Works will have had a hand in that historic occasion.

  • How Army teens deal with pressures of growing up in 2010: FYI: Teens can LOL at crazy OMG situations

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Being a teen in today's world isn't easy, especially when you're a military dependent.

  • Fort Polk anti-terrorism office implements iWatch

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Imagine these scenes: It starts as a normal workday and becomes a nightmare when an explosion rips through an office building on Fort Polk. As emergency personnel respond to the scene and pull bodies from the wreckage, word of the disaster spreads across post as fast as the fire which engulfs the building.

  • Fort Polk fights for first place

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The opponents shake hands, walk to opposite sides of the octagon and face each other. Once the 10-minute clock begins counting down, they collide in the middle of the ring, flinging each other against the chain link fence surrounding the ring.

  • Program helps college graduates break barriers

    Aug 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Some members of the Heidelberg community vividly remember the days dedicated to ensuring a successful move, and once nestled comfortably in quarters, life simply continued.

  • Garrison active-shooter exercise ensures responders are prepared

    Aug 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- In just a few brief seconds, an ordinary military community transformed from a place of relative calm, peace and security to one marred by violence and chaos - but not for long.

  • Vilseck community honors fallen comrade

    Aug 4, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Quiet sobs echoed through Vilseck Chapel July 27, as the community, both German and American, joined to honor 1st Lt. Robert Bennedsen, who was killed in action when he was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting a vehicle recovery mission outside of Qalat, Afghanistan, July 18.

  • Soldiers, families benefit from EFMP support group activities

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Through the Army Community Services' Exceptional Family Member Program here families are able to benefit from an array of support group activities.

  • Wounded Warriors form hockey program

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - While growing up in Minnesota, hockey was a major part of retired Staff Sgt. Andrew Hill's life.

  • ACS celebrates 45th birthday

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Army Community Service marked 45 glorious years Friday with a birthday celebration inside the Sosa building that included face-painting for kids and cake for all.

  • EFMP Training, workshops relieve parental stresses

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A child was born not knowing how to play, or how to make friends, and lacks imagination.

  • Natick Soldier Takes Oath of Allegiance

    Aug 3, 2010

    PV2 Oshane Ebanks of the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) did something last week that most of us take for granted - he became a citizen of the United States. For many of us, citizenship is a right given at birth, but for Ebanks, who immigrated from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1996, it was something that was hard fought and earned. ight given at birth, but for Ebanks, who immigrated from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1996, it was something that was hard fought and earned.

  • USAG Benelux employees convert from NSPS to GS, Aug. 15

    Aug 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - IMCOM employees throughout U.S. Army Garrison Benelux currently hired under the National Security Personnel System convert to the General Schedule system Aug. 15 as part of the last local wave of the transition schedule.

  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires after more than 38 years service to natio

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Aug. 2, 2010) - The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired here today after 38 years service to the Army and the nation. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, had served as the deputy commander at FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006 when he arrived, following service in Iraq. Hosted by Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM's commanding general, the Soldiers and Civilian staff gathered at the field in front of FORSCOM Headquarters for the ceremony to honor Peterson.

  • Getting a Taste of Military Life

    Aug 2, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. - Military Explorer Post 9044 hosted its Annual Explorer Challenge event on Rock Island Arsenal from July 8-11.

  • Programs help installations stand against anger

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- It can "lead to the dark side," but anger doesn't have to be an emotion that takes over and ruins one's life.

  • Women gather to discuss health, wellness

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Healthy living is important, so much so that the Fort McPherson Protestant Women of the Chapel is dedicating six weeks to a health based seminar titled, "Excuses today, health problems tomorrow: Six steps to a healthy you."

  • USAG Brussels MPs conduct Active Shooter Training

    Aug 2, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - U.S. Army Garrison Brussels Military Police Soldiers conducted Active Shooter training on July 26 at Sterrebeek Annex near here.

  • Army promotes anti-terrorism awareness in August

    Aug 2, 2010

    Soldiers, family members and civilians Army-wide have felt the effects of the acts of terror committed at Fort Hood in November 2009 and those attempted at Fort Dix in 2007. Though the results might not seem obvious to all community members, Army security groups have responded to these and other terrorist attacks by promoting individual awareness and vigilance across posts worldwide. Whether it is a poster in the commissary, or required training for Soldiers, law enforcement officials are making it evident that the safety of any community is dependent on its members, as they are at the forefront in providing authorities with tips and information.

  • Exercise tests Carson force protection

    Jul 30, 2010

    Fort Carson emergency responders were tested on their force protection response July 21-22 when they were faced with an exercise scenario of a gunman taking hostages at the post middle school.

  • Post civilian preserves Carson, PCMS history

    Jul 30, 2010

    The past is carefully surveyed, cataloged and preserved at Fort Carson and PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site to ensure that history remains intact for future generations while simultaneously sustaining the training mission. Pamela Miller, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Cultural Resources program manager, is committed to stewardship of the diverse cultural resources on Fort Carson lands, which have historical context spanning the full range of human occupation of North America - from 12,000 years ago to the 20th century acquisition of the training site in Las Animas County.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord outdoor adventure: 'The ultimate rush'

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Outdoor Recreation specialists here have a full slate of high adventure trips planned over the rest of the summer - perfect to help returning Soldiers unwind, or let new arrivals discover the thrills of life in the Pacific Northwest.

  • JBLM Triathlete has sights set on Kona

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Bruce Antonowicz will test his mettle in October during the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii

  • Operation Purple helps Fort Bragg children cope with stress of deployed parents

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - With many Soldiers deploying for the second, third or even fourth time in their careers, they and their Families feel the stress, pain and worry of having a loved one far away. Children often step into more responsible roles and deal with more stress, leaving less time just to be a kid.

  • Army's top general visits Fort Drum, awards Soldiers

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The U.S. Army's top general paid Fort Drum a visit Friday to honor Family Members and bestow awards on 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers directly affected by an improvised vehicle-borne explosion near Kabul, Afghanistan, in May that killed two division officers.

  • Clone wars: learning to fight identity theft

    Jul 30, 2010

    John Sileo, former identity theft victim and author of Think Like a Spy, spoke at York Theater July 22 as part of the Fort Bragg Consumer Awareness Month, Army Community Services Blue Ribbon Event on financial protection. Sileo is known as America's top identity theft speaker, and frequently speaks to Department of Defense and military installations about protecting personal identities in an increasingly vulnerable society.

  • Community makes 'kissing pillows' with care

    Jul 30, 2010

    ALLYN, Wash. - At a glance, they might just seem like simple little gifts to promote patriotism. The "Kissing Pillows," made by the Evergreen Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, are hand-stitched and stuffed with care for American Soldiers and their families in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area readying for deployment.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord seeking ways to help Soldiers at risk for suicide

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With thousands of service members returning from war each year, the Army continuously seeks ways to ease their transitions. For a nation at war for almost a decade, suicide prevention has become increasingly important. Officials are concerned about the rising number of troops attempting to take their own lives.

  • Military Night at rodeo big hit

    Jul 30, 2010

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - More than 1,100 military Families milled around the Kaw Valley Rodeo at Cico Park in Manhattan, Kan., and grabbed free dinner under the white tent July 22, as part of the rodeo's Military Appreciation Night.

  • Army works towards implementing standard child care fees in accordance with new DoD policy

    Jul 30, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Beginning Oct. 1, most Army Families will see an increase in their child care fees, while others will see a reduction and some will see no change in fees for School Year 2010-2011.

  • Wabaunsee County resigns Army Community Covenant with Fort Riley

    Jul 30, 2010

    ALMA, Kan. "This is awesome, the kind of thing we need in the community," announced a 22-year-old farmer, as he herded his pigs to the assigned holding area. The banner on the stage read, "Army Community Covenant - Supporting those who serve." Another sign to the left of the stage read, "1st Sustainment Brigade, Wabaunsee County - stronger together."