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  • 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."

  • Geary County resigns Army Community Covenant with Fort Riley

    Jul 30, 2010

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Fort Riley Soldiers and Geary County community members re-affirmed their commitment to support and sustain each other's communities at a covenant signing July 22. Soldiers with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, garrison and 1st Inf. Div. senior leadership and Geary County commissioners re-signed the covenant at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City.

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville work to perfect emergency operations

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - At about 10:21 a.m. July 21, a radiological weapon was "detonated" near Fort Bragg, injuring the almost 400 employees who worked at a nearby maintenance facility.

  • World-renowned speaker motivates community

    Jul 29, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers, leaders and community members gathered at the Community Prayer Breakfast highlighting world-renowned speaker, Dr. Billy Kim and the 50-person children's choir from the Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea, at the Nehelani, here, Tuesday morning.

  • Fort Huachuca DES personnel launch iWATCH program

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- If you see something suspicious on post, the Directorate of Emergency Services personnel want you to call Fort Huachuca's iWATCH hotline. The iWATCH program, which will be activated Army-wide Sunday, is a community program designed to help neighborhoods stay safe from potential terrorist activities.

  • SOAR repeats as Hunter softball champs

    Jul 29, 2010

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - The Third Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, added yet another trophy to their trophy case, thanks to their D Company's 8-3 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah the Hunter Army Airfield 2010 Intramural Softball Championship, played at the Squires Sports Complex, July 22.

  • Fort Sill, Cameron University partner for education, employment

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT Sill, Okla. -- As the saying goes, two heads are better than one and the Army knows that well. They put that phrase into use by partnering with Cameron University and tapping its best resource: their students.

  • $7.9 million renovation transforms Stewart Army Lodging

    Jul 29, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Guests who have stayed often in Army Lodging at Fort Stewart over the years have a word for newly renovated building 4950: "Wow!" That was not among the words used to describe the three-story building before a $7.9 million, 18-month renovation project transformed it into a warm, more modern and welcoming facility on Coe Avenue.

  • Training heats up for Fort Sill firefighters

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If there is building fire on post, Fort Sill Fire and Emergency Services firefighters are expected to respond within four minutes. Once on scene, they establish an incident commander and quickly assess the situation to begin search and rescue, firefighting or lifesaving techniques and sometimes all three simultaneously.

  • Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellence

    Jul 29, 2010

    <FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Staff Judge Advocate office was presented the American Bar Association's award for excellence in Legal Assistance for Military Personnel during a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart courtroom, July 26. The LAMP award was presented to Lt. Col. Shane Bartee, deputy SJA for Stewart-Hunter, by Brig. Gen. Gill Beck, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command.

  • 3rd ID helps small village have big vision

    Jul 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The security detachment compound was bustling. Soldiers walked back and forth, engaged in conversations and smiling. Their mission was a little different from their normal security patrols.

  • Fort Wainwright Soldier selected to play soccer in France

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - A Fort Wainwright Soldier recently returned from Cherbourg, France, where she competed in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire's 6th World Military Women's Soccer Championship

  • 2/156 Inf., 3rd Sustainment Bde., sets standard for responsible drawdown

    Jul 29, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the reduction of forces takes place over the next year, a number of units have been curtailed without replacement. While the thought of returning home early may be music to some Soldiers' ears, it can present a logistical challenge to the units' logistics and supply teams.

  • IMCOM officials note disturbing fire trends

    Jul 29, 2010

    Installation Management Command safety officials have noticed a disturbing trend in recent fires and are increasing their efforts in reducing the number and severity of preventable incidents.

  • 5/7 Cav, Iraqis build partnership by working and living together

    Jul 29, 2010

    BAGHDAD - When the Soldiers from Apache Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Baghdad and went on a joint patrol with a team of Iraqi Federal Police policemen for the first time, they were a little shocked by the vast cultural differences.

  • Powerlifters pump up for medals at Fort Rucker

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- First-timers took top prizes at the third powerlifting competition at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility July 24.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • 293rd MP Co returns from Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga., - A year ago, the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, set out on a mission to Afghanistan to help train the Afghani armed forces and police. They returned home with honor and a hero's welcome from a thunderous cheering crowd of flag-waving Family Members, Soldiers and well wishers, July 21.

  • Community Outreach: Keeping the promise together

    Jul 29, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Our Soldiers have been steadfast in their service to the nation during the past nine years of conflict.

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Grafenwoehr

    Jul 29, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - It was the perfect patriotic setting: the smell of grilled hamburgers permeated the air, the crowd dressed in a sea of red, white and blue, a dog barked at two kids passing a Frisbee across the Main Post parade field and bare feet danced to music blaring from the stage.

  • West Point Cadets rise to the challenge of summer training

    Jul 29, 2010

    Cadet Field Training for the West Point Class of 2013 challenged cadets with numerous skill-testing activities, including the water confidence course, first responder training, land navigation and patrolling.

  • Staying alert: Antiterrorism month touts awareness

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Col. James Love, garrison commander, signed a proclamation Monday recognizing August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month and urging the Soldiers, family members and civilians on Fort Jackson to work together to prevent terrorism.

  • Spouse cooks for cure

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While Jessica Campoverde was growing up, her mother, aunts and other ladies of the family would gather every Sunday at her grandma's house in Southern California to make tamales.

  • Soldier perseveres, succeeds despite difficult childhood

    Jul 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - While saying Spc. Ekaterina Volsky's childhood was difficult is accurate, it doesn't even begin to describe the poverty, abuse and neglect she has overcome in her short lifetime.

  • 'Rumbling Rubbish' captivates Heidelberg community

    Jul 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Although the stench wafting from trash cans may overwhelm some individuals, sorting through garbage has strengthened the smell of sweet success for the Rumbling Rubbish recycling program in Heidelberg.

  • Talent winner shows audience 'Good Time'

    Jul 28, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Decked out in black - denim jeans, a western snap shirt, cowboy hat and cowboy boots - he looked like he just arrived from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., but this was Uijeongbu, South Korea. Then he performed.

  • Mayor asks for understanding, friendship

    Jul 28, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - "R-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means to me." The underlying message that Dongducheon and U.S. Army leaders here are asking Korean and American residents in this community that has become home to an increasing number of military families is to heed those lyrics of Aretha Franklin, the Grammy-award winning "Queen of Soul."

  • Army's Festival of Arts moves to Web

    Jul 27, 2010

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command hopes that moving its annual Festival of the Arts program to the Web will help it expand and grow.

  • Televised town hall returns

    Jul 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An expanded, televised town hall, here, will feature live telephone questions from viewers as commanders and subject matter experts respond to queries on installation channel TV2, July 28, at 7 p.m.

  • Survey identifies suicide risks in Hawaii

    Jul 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Life as a Soldier or family member can be extremely demanding, challenging and, at times, test even the most resilient person.

  • Water resources management at Fort Huachuca continues 15 years later

    Jul 26, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Since 1994, Fort Huachuca's personnel have been reducing, reusing and recharging the fort's water supply by implementing numerous projects and educating the work force and community about water and its importance to the installation.

  • Fort A.P. Hill preps for National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 26, 2010

    Bracing for what promises to be the biggest gathering of Scouts held at Fort A.P. Hill, installation employees are making final preparations to welcome thousands of visitors arriving today to attend the 17th National Scout Jamboree.

  • TRICARE Prime Enrollment Expanded to Retirees, Family Members

    Jul 26, 2010

    Enrollment at the U.S. Army Health Clinic, Rock Island Arsenal was expanded to include military retirees and retiree family members as of June 15, which will enable this new group to enroll in TRICARE Prime. TRICARE Prime is a Health Maintenance Organization style plan. Under TRICARE Prime, beneficiaries must choose a Primary Care Manager and obtain referrals and authorizations for specialty care. . There is an annual enrollment fee for TRICARE Prime for military retirees and their family members. There is no enrollment fee for active duty military and their family members.

  • USAG-Hawaii's DES graduates 16 DA security guards, promotes five

    Jul 26, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Sixteen security guards graduated from the Army's Security Guard Basic Academy in a ceremony held at the chapel, here, July 19.

  • USAG Stuttgart community members 'Run to Remember'

    Jul 26, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- More than 400 community members hit the trail running July 17 to honor fallen American heroes.

  • Sex Signals show provides laughs, sexual assault prevention education to Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Nearly 300 Soldiers gathered in the Patch Community Club July 21 for a briefing on sexual assault - and laughed through the whole thing.

  • Panzer DFAC named best in Europe

    Jul 26, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- If you are what you eat, then diners at the 1/10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Dining Facility are the best in Europe.

  • Col. Bird takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart

    Jul 26, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- Col. Carl D. Bird received the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart guidon - and command of the garrison - from Col. Richard M. Pastore during a ceremony held July 19 on the Panzer Kaserne parade field.

  • Wiesbaden earns top honors at Military Child Education Coalition Conference

    Jul 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A Wiesbaden school and community partnership, led by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer Peter Witmer, earned top honors at the 12th annual Military Child Education Coalition Conference. Wiesbaden's ongoing partnership project was recognized with the 2010 Outstanding Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award during a ceremony led by Texas U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards at National Harbor, Md., July 22.

  • Remains of two homeless Vietnam War veterans find home at Fort Bliss National Cemetery

    Jul 24, 2010

    EL PASO, Texas - According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are approximately 107,000 homeless veterans in the United States.

  • World War II Veteran On Lookout For Lost Wristwatch

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The young Soldier had a watch to keep. He had awoken from his two-hour rest break, and it was his turn to watch for the tanks. They had orders to follow them into Monte Cristo.

  • Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This year's applicants for the commissary scholarships were asked to look into the past when writing their required essay. Here was the assigned topic: If you can travel back in time, but cannot change events, what point in history would you go and why'

  • Couple Share God's Love Through Ministry

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Whether he's saying the prayer at a gathering of military families or talking about God on a Decatur-based Christian country radio station, chaplain James Henderson always has one mission in mind - to share God's love.

  • New playground offers boundless fun

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 22, 2010) -- Fort Lee youngsters, to include those with special needs, will soon have access to a newly built, 2,250-square-foot playground that features swings, slides, climbing ladders, ramps, balance beams and much more.

  • Fort Bragg gyms receive much needed renovations

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If you've noticed that there are fewer gyms on Fort Bragg lately, you're not alone.

  • Fort Bragg inline roller hockey rink adds to quality of life

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Skating aficionados came together to mark the ribbon cutting of a new, state-of-the art inline roller hockey rink Friday on Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg driver improvement school reinforces safety

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The goal of the Driver Improvement Training Program is not to serve as punishment for drivers who have been issued citations, but rather to serve as a reinforcement of safety on Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Rucker gains 78 DAC security guard jobs

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker is in the process of hiring federal employees to replace installation access-control-point contractor security guard positions.

  • Plans for around-the-clock child care facility in progress at Fort Rucker

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post officials hope to provide Fort Rucker community members with access to affordable child care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, next summer.

  • IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort McCoy

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The command sergeant major of the Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) visited Fort McCoy July 7-9 to learn more about the installation and hold a town hall meeting. Command Sgt. Maj. Neil L. Ciotola said he was impressed by what he was told and what he saw. "It's amazing what you've all got going on here," Ciotola said.

  • Fort Riley, Kansas Land Trust, Moyer Ranch sign conservation easement agreement

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Rodney Moyer, president of Moyer Ranch, Inc., and Catherine Hauber, president of Kansas Land Trust, Inc., stand next to a signed agreement dedicating 6,647 acres of land to a conservation easement, July 22 at the Moyer Ranch near Fort Riley, Kan. By signing the conservation easement agreement, Moyer agreed to suspend any future development of that land. Also signing the agreement were: Sec. Mike Hayden, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Jeffrey Gross, assistant state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Col. Kevin P. Brown, Fort Riley garrison commander.

  • Fort Riley, Geary County reaffirm commitment with Army Community Covenant signing

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Private David Winkler, 101st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, along with his wife, Crystal, and sons, Nicholas, 6, and Kevin, 7, sign the Geary County Army Community Covenant July 22, at the Junction City/Geary County Military Affairs Council breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City, Kan. This Army Community Covenant resigning reaffirms the commitment for support between Geary County and Fort Riley, Kan. There are seven more counties in the Central Flint Hills Region which will also conduct covenant signings through October 2010.

  • Hold fast to traditions, culture

    Jul 22, 2010

    Commentary about discovering one's roots

  • Fort Sill gate guards put training to work

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Four security personnel were honored July 16, for their part in preventing an attempted unauthorized entry by six individuals July 3 at the Bentley Gate on Fort Sill.