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  • Brig. Gen. Cavoli details off-post uniform wear, behavior for U.S. Army in Bavaria

    Oct 17, 2014

    The top Army official in the Bavarian military community is reminding DOD personnel and their families to use caution and follow antiterrorism personal protective measures already in place.

  • ASC conducts worldwide communications exercise

    Oct 17, 2014

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • 35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 17, 2014) -- The Hispanic Heritage Month observance was held on Oct. 9 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here, to recognized the Hispanic cultures that impact military communities.

  • Grab your meal from Thunder Express

    Oct 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoy healthy breakfast meals at the grand opening of Thunder Express October 15, 2014 at the 70th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters on Camp Casey, South Korea. Thunder Express is a grab-and-go truck for Soldiers that do not have the time to go to the dining facility. It will be stationed there on a daily basis with three hearty menus to choose from.

  • Workgroups refine, prioritize 15 issues at FY15 AFAP conference

    Oct 17, 2014

    Twenty-two volunteers gathered Oct. 7 through 9 for this year's Army Family Action Plan conference to define, prioritize and make recommendations on 15 issues that affect the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and 12th Combat Aviation Brigade community.

  • Hot Chelle Rae tours Korea

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A lively, although somewhat sparse, crowd was on hand to greet the band Hot Chelle Rae, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Oct. 14. Most of those in attendance spent the entire concert up front enjoying the band, singing along with the songs they knew and catching guitar pics. The band played for about 75 minutes, featuring its well known hit songs "Tonight, Tonight," "I Like it Like That," and more. Following the concert, 30 people (who waited in line for most of the afternoon for the chance) got to meet, get autographs and take photos with them. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • 94th Engineer Battalion cases colors

    Oct 16, 2014

    The wheelchair-bound former sergeant settled into the spot reserved for the distinguished guest as he watched his former battalion march onto Fort Leonard Wood's Gammon Field one last time.

  • Washington Wizards practice at Fort Belvoir

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Belvoir military personnel and their Families got a unique opportunity to meet professional National Basketball Association players when the Washington Wizards conducted an exhibition practice session to support the Salute to our Troops program, Monday at Wells Field House.

  • New fire station will resemble historic district, meet new requirements

    Oct 16, 2014

    A new fire station is being constructed on Fort Belvoir's South Post that will enable the Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services to better serve the installation.

  • Salute from the Chief - A special Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 16, 2014

    Join Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, for a special Twilight Tattoo program to recognize four Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army.

  • Workshop teaches healthy relationships, supporting survivors

    Oct 16, 2014

    As part of Family Advocate Program's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team is hosting "Can I Kiss You?" a workshop about reducing sexual assault and teaching ways to develop healthy, successful relationships.

  • 2-18th Field Artillery Regiment wins two tournaments

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment celebrated a first place in not one flag football tournament, but two.

  • 'We' leader promoted to brigadier general

    Oct 16, 2014

    A highly accomplished Army officer and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran was sworn into the ranks of general officers last week.

  • Power of humor emphasized during disability awareness event

    Oct 16, 2014

    Members of the Fort Belvoir community learned the importance of recognizing accomplishments made by men and women with disabilities during the Belvoir Equal Employment Opportunity office's National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration at the Community Center, Thursday.

  • Five judges join Army's Court of Criminal Appeals

    Oct 16, 2014

    Five judges were selected by Lt. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, the Judge Advocate General, to become part of the Army's Court of Criminal appeals during an investiture ceremony, Oct. 9 at the U.S. Army Legal Services Agency.

  • Commandant promoted to brigadier general

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The field artillery branch has one of the Army's newest brigadier generals as its leader. Brig. Gen. William Turner, FA School Commandant and chief of FA, was promoted Oct. 9 on Old Post Quadrangle.

  • Hunting with heroes: Funds raised benefit wounded warriors

    Oct 16, 2014

    Oct. 11 marked the culmination of a weeklong hunt to benefit wounded warriors, and with the funds raised through the event, Fort Rucker is giving back to Soldiers.

  • Evolving history: Museum reworks displays to keep perspective fresh

    Oct 16, 2014

    Museums are a record of the slow, constant change and evolution in the world that people participate in every day, and this record itself is constantly being updated at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum by a staff that recognizes the importance of building the future on the foundations of the past.

  • Top honors: Fort Rucker Primary School teacher up for national award

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Rucker is no stranger to awards when it comes to excellence, and one teacher has taken that winning spirit and used it to educate the installation's youth.

  • Giving back: Organizers hopeful of meeting CFC goal

    Oct 16, 2014

    People on Fort Rucker have given generously to the Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign, but the work is far from over as the campaign pushes on.

  • Fort Rucker welcomes local clergy to bolster spiritual strength

    Oct 16, 2014

    Leaders of faiths spanning the religious spectrum convened on post Oct. 9 in recognition of Clergy Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Fort Rucker Religious Support Office.

  • New York ROTC team honors cadet at Army 10-mile race

    Oct 16, 2014

    Robert Jahn, an international food distributor from upstate New York, lost his son Trevor, an ROTC Cadet and a senior at Ithaca college, in a car accident in 2005. Now, Robert sponsors a team of Cadets and cadre from the area in the Army Ten Miler each year, in memory of his son.

  • FLW holds 5k for Domestic Violence Awareness

    Oct 16, 2014

    About 100 people braved the rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to participate in Fort Leonard Wood's third monthly 5k run at the Davidson Fitness Center.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Hispanic heritage with Latin rhythms, education

    Oct 16, 2014

    The smell of traditional Mexican cuisine and the sound of Latin rhythms filled the room during last week's National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

  • Engineer reading list turns from pages to online digits

    Oct 16, 2014

    Traditional reading for the U.S. Army Engineer School has progressed from pages to online digits with the introduction of the Engineer Regiment's Resource Menu.

  • 94th Engineer Battalion cases colors

    Oct 16, 2014

    The wheelchair-bound former sergeant settled into the spot reserved for the distinguished guest as he watched his former battalion march onto Fort Leonard Wood's Gammon Field one last time.

  • Frontier Army Days provides glimpse of 19th century Soldier life

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Sill hosted its sixth annual Frontier Army Days -- a living history program designed to give children and adults the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience through re-enactment and historical storytelling about 19th century Soldiers in the Midwest.

  • MPs build resiliency with CIPS

    Oct 16, 2014

    Ten years after it's conception, the U.S. Army Military Police School's Critical Incident Peer Support Course based out of Fort Leonard Wood is still going strong.

  • 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade expands spouse's tour

    Oct 16, 2014

    The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade and its family readiness group continues to build upon the battalion's newcomers spouse tour to familiarize spouses about resources offered in the Lawton-Fort Sill community.

  • Task Force returns from security mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    More than 80 Soldiers from Task Force Charlie, composed of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, returned home to Fort Sill Oct. 10 to the cheers of excited family, friends, Soldiers and community members.

  • Scholarships available to Service members, families

    Oct 16, 2014

    The price for a college education can be very expensive. Barbara Martin, Army Community Services Employment Readiness Program manager, said the more college scholarships military dependents can receive the less money they will have coming out of their pockets.

  • Fort Jackson activates 10th Basic Combat Training Battalion

    Oct 16, 2014

    A provisional battalion for Basic Combat Training is activating on Fort Jackson this week. Designated the "Lightning Battalion," the new organization is a product of consolidating Soldiers from five companies from around the installation.

  • Commentary: Can you guess who I am?

    Oct 16, 2014

    Hello, I am a silent killer. I know no names. I am not partial to age, gender or social class. People often get me confused with a security blanket, being powerful, harmless, loving and caring.

  • Increased force-protection posture goes into effect at USAG Ansbach

    Oct 16, 2014

  • Instructors bring Gracie Defense System to Fort Drum community

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Do you know what you would do in the event of an attack? Instructors from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Light Fighters School are teaching Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members exactly how to get away from potential attackers.

  • Retired intel officer, Fort Drum employee defines own road to success

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Bobbie Jean Gosier is not one for excuses. Although the 66-year-old former Army warrant officer can point to many difficult challenges in her lifetime, including childhood segregation where she grew up in rural Georgia and entrenched prejudices elsewhere, she never quit and continued moving forward.

  • Army researchers win first place in international software design contest

    Oct 16, 2014

    Two researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate won first place in an international software design contest. The two will be recognized at the 12th ACM-IEEE International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for System Design, or MEMOCODE, in Switzerland Oct. 19-21, 2014

  • USAG Ansbach takes pride in Army DoD revised sign standard

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Directorate of Public Works installed the first installation sign that falls within the Department of Defense's revised design standards Oct. 8, 2014, at Barton Barracks.

  • Youth members learn about fire prevention

    Oct 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2014) -- Several Camp Zama youth members learned about fire safety and prevention, during "Fire Prevention Week" held on the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation, here, from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

  • Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

    Oct 15, 2014

    As the celebrity voice of the Gold Star pins public service announcements, actor Gary Sinise is determined to help raise awareness about military Gold Star families.

  • APG celebrates Hispanic history, culture

    Oct 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Hispanic history and culture were celebrated during the APG annual observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Myer Auditorium at APG North (Aberdeen) Oct. 1.

  • 70K examples of how an Army arsenal 'gauges' future wars

    Oct 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With a 201-year history of continuous operation, the Army's Watervliet Arsenal has a common challenge that homeowners face every day ̶ How to reduce clutter.

  • Exchange Toy Book Makes Holidays Merry and Bright

    Oct 14, 2014

    Military shoppers hunting for the hottest toys of the season will find holly jolly savings in-store and online with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Toy Book, filled with gifts ideas for kids of all ages.

  • Boston Market Grand Opening at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss

    Oct 14, 2014

    The first Boston Market restaurant located on a military installation had its official grand opening Oct. 10 at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, Texas

  • 1-12 Cav returns from Korea deployment

    Oct 14, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and families welcomed home approximately 300 Troopers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment Oct. 13 at Cooper Field here in the first major redeployment from their tour.

  • Campaign encourages lithium battery use

    Oct 14, 2014

    With technology becoming an increasingly important factor on the battlefield, one Army organization is trying to make sure Soldiers are powering their devices the proper way.

  • 5 area veterans among Georgia Hall of Fame inductees

    Oct 14, 2014

    Five Columbus area veterans, including former Columbus mayor Robert Poydasheff, will be among the 16 inductees into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 1.

  • Expert: Disease poses little threat here

    Oct 14, 2014

    With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa garnering worldwide media attention, some have expressed concern the disease could find its way to the U.S., perhaps even to Fort Benning.

  • More than 400 Army Ten-Milers 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 14, 2014

    More than 400 other runners joined in the inaugural Run to Honor campaign, dedicating their runs to both living and fallen U.S. service members. In addition to the Run to Honor campaign, Army Survivor Outreach Services coordinated and entered a Surviving Military Families team into this year's race.

  • Olympic medalist Soldier-wrestler greets runners at ATM Expo

    Oct 14, 2014

    Sgt. Randi Miller held court Oct. 10-11 as reigning USA Wrestler of the Week by signing autographs and posing for photographs as an ambassador for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's World Class Athlete Program at the Army Ten-Miler Health & Fitness Expo at the D.C. Armory.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • Young Survivor gets his flag

    Oct 14, 2014

    On Oct. 3, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden presented Jaleel Thomas-Tamrat one more piece of his father's legacy: an American flag.

  • Self Defense for Women

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response program representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, organized a Self Defense for Women class October 7, 2014 at the Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. During the program students learned effective skills for self defense as well as techniques to increase their situational awareness.

  • Thunder Truck Rodeo Competition

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldier from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Thunder Truck Rodeo competition. The event aimed to enhance the proficiency of vehicle operators in the brigade and to prepare them for the upcoming division competition.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • Running ten Army miles for fun, honor

    Oct 12, 2014

    Cadet Jaye C. Gamble, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, and his father Jaye, ran this year's Army Ten Miler together--for fun. But, the Joe Callahan Running Club, from the East Tennessee State University ROTC, was running for a different reason--honor, for an alumni killed while training for last years race. Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Callahan was an ROTC graduate of East Tennessee State University was hit by an automobile and killed in 2013 while training for the race. His son ran with the ETSU running club which officially changed its name in Dec., 2013 to the "Joe Callahan Running Club."

  • New Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Reports for Duty

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service recently welcomed a new member to the team as U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate assumed duties as Senior Enlisted Advisor on Oct. 4.

  • Exchange Teams With Pepsi for $9,000 Sweepstakes

    Oct 10, 2014

    Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers will have a shot at winning a $500 shopping spree or a Yeti cooler this month courtesy of the Exchange and Pepsi.

  • Living history: Fort Rucker Elementary brings history to life

    Oct 10, 2014

    There are many ways to help children learn, but Fort Rucker Elementary School takes the extra step to make sure that learning goes beyond the classroom and into its students' creative minds.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Fire Prevention Week events

    Oct 10, 2014

    Fort Rucker emergency responders and safety officials hosted a week of events Oct. 6-10 to remind people that "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month."

  • Energy action: Simple steps lighten burden on wallet

    Oct 10, 2014

    Saving energy can be as involved as building a home or as simple as changing a light bulb, and this month people are reminded that saving a little energy can help the Army transition to a clean energy reality.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative: OH-58D personnel transition plan under way

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Army faces significant force structure reductions in an environment of budgetary constraints, and Army Aviation is feeling the impacts, particularly in the OH-58 community.

  • Show seeks to raise awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2014

    On average, 24 people fall victim to some form of domestic violence every minute in the United States, which equates to more than 12 million men and women every year.

  • Soldiers can boost their value to Army

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the Army begins to draw down, Soldiers are finding it harder and harder to re-enlist. While retention can prove difficult, there are some things each Soldier can do to make themselves more marketable to the Army.

  • Pre-K athletes aim high in CYSS Olympics

    Oct 10, 2014

    More than 100 pre-kindergarten athletes, representing Fort Belvoir's four Child Development Centers, competed in the 2014 Pre-K Olympic Games, Friday at Pullen Field.

  • Belvoir youth train with pros at NFL Salute to Play 60 event

    Oct 10, 2014

    Hundreds of youth athletes from Fort Belvoir and several other military installations around the Washington, D.C. metro area learned from Washington Redskins players about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and maintaining proper eating habits during the 2nd annual Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge, Sept. 30 at Pullen Field.

  • Influence of Fort Sill grows as time goes by

    Oct 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Established by military order Aug. 1, 1869, Fort Sill was named by Maj. Gen. Phillip Sheridan in honor of his West Point classmate, Brig. Gen. Joshua Sill, who was killed leading the charge during the battle of Stone River, Tenn., in 1862.

  • TIMEOUT: More than scores

    Oct 10, 2014

    Last week, I got a chance to cover something really cool -- the National Football League's Salute to Play 60 event.

  • Fort Belvoir USPS clerk's past includes, gypsies, New Jersey, Navy

    Oct 10, 2014

    Ron Pedersen works for the United States Postal Service at Fort Belvoir as a clerk. He wakes up every morning at 6 a.m. He walks his dog before taking a shower. By 8 a.m. he is at Starbucks on post having a cup of coffee while reading the Washington Post before reporting to the Post Office for the start of his 9 a.m. shift.

  • Sill doctors: It's time for flu shots

    Oct 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fort Sill flu-shot drive continues and now is the time to get the vaccination to protect yourself, said an Army Public Health official. The schedule for Soldiers, family members, DA civilians, contractors and retirees in the Fort Sill community is: Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Medical Home Mall at Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH). Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Sill Commissary. Oct. 18, Main Exchange 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Main Exchange 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Families learn GI Bill requirements, college search tips

    Oct 10, 2014

    Families at Fort Belvoir and the local community learned how to properly transfer their GI Bill benefits to their dependents as well as financial aid tips and how to search for colleges Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center. The classes, organized by a partnership between U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir's school liaison officers and the Belvoir Federal Credit Union, focused on GI Bill Transferability and Short Term/Long Term Financial Investment Options and Undergrad Budgets.

  • USO Metro's Community Connection brings Families together, shares information on services

    Oct 10, 2014

    New Families at Fort Belvoir learned about services available to them through military and civilian organizations during the USO Metro's Operation: Community Connection at the Belvoir USO Warehouse, Saturday. Families received information on programs from Belvoir's Army Community Service and American Red Cross, United Way, Military OneSource, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Maryland Tourism and Visitors Bureau, among other organizations.

  • Is your relationship healthy?

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the unfortunate spate of domestic violence occurrences seem to dominate the media lately, I think it may be wise to skip the blame game. It doesn't really matter who spit on whom first. It doesn't really matter how badly someone was misbehaving. And it certainly doesn't matter who started the argument.

  • Deli Manager Sees Success Despite Blindness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chili burgers, polish sausage, chicken salad and soft serve ice cream -- Groce's Deli has a little bit of everything that's good when it comes to feeding the employees at the Sparkman Center. But, behind the cash register, the deli offers something not often seen on Redstone Arsenal, a man who years ago lost his eyesight but continues on much like a person not hindered by a disability. Deli manager Jesse Groce greets his customers, accepts payment and counts out change, and runs the business with efficiency and finesse. The only indication that he is blind are the sunglasses that are standard wear, and the customers who tell him what they are buying and how much money they are giving him.

  • Observance celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 10, 2014

    Service members, Department of Defense civilians and members of the Fort Belvoir Garrison Command team recognized Hispanic Heritage Month during an observance, Tuesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. The Belvoir Equal Opportunity Office hosted a celebration of the history and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States, which included music, dance and food.

  • Motorcyclist Rides To POW/MIA Remembrance

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew MacKenzie downplays his role in a ceremony in Montgomery to honor this nation's prisoners of war and missing in action.

  • Oktoberfest strengthens community, friendships

    Oct 10, 2014

    The annual Oktoberfest celebration saw thousands of people visit Fremont Field on Fort Belvoir this weekend. While Families enjoyed German food, music and culture, as well as carnival rides, Oktoberfest also showcased the bonds between the U.S. and Germany.

  • Operation Hopes To Wipe Out Veteran Homelessness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One homeless veteran is one veteran too many. Which is why Operation Stand Down Huntsville will not rest until that number reaches zero. Operation Stand Down returns to lend a helping hand to the Huntsville area's approximately 100 homeless veterans Oct. 17-19 at the True Light Church of God in Christ, 6380 Pulaski Pike. While the annual three-day event has become a staple in the Rocket City, that was never the goal for organizers, who would rather wipe out homelessness among veterans entirely rather than organize a stand down for the next 30 years.

  • Fire Department Spreads Prevention Message

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fire prevention is a serious subject. But sometimes, you have to put a fun spin on it to get the message across. That's what Redstone firefighters will be doing Oct. 9 as they take their message of fire prevention to the Redstone Housing community during national Fire Prevention Week.

  • New Home Welcomes Wounded Warrior

    Oct 10, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- There is a lovely young couple with a 1-year-old daughter living in a brand new home within view of Guntersville Lake. Each room, each brick on the exterior façade, each door and window, and, indeed, everything about this new home was a gift from a community of patriots who came together to build it as a way to say "thank you" to a locally grown hero who went to war for his country and, in so doing, lost both legs below the knees. He also lost his left pinky finger, most of the use of his left hand, and suffered from damage to his left eye, and minor traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Marine tribute to honor fallen heroes

    Oct 10, 2014

    The 10th Annual United States Marine Corps Tribute to the Fallen Run will commemorate 1,512 Marines and Navy medical corpsmen who died serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The commemoration will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., Oct. 28, on Barton Field, with the Marine Corps Detachment's commanding officer ordering that 21 rounds of ammunition be delivered to a firing detail concluding the tribute.

  • Oktoberfest tapped with fun, rides

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Fort Gordon Oktoberfest, held Oct. 2 to 5, may not be as large as the one held in Munich, nevertheless, fun activities, food and music were readily available. A wide assortment of carnival rides entertained visitors during the four-day festival which officially kicked off after Col. Samuel G. Anderson, the garrison commander, tapped the keg and toasted the fest. Then many drank some free beer until the keg ran dry.

  • Holiday program ensures families don't go without

    Oct 10, 2014

    The community has an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of military families through the annual Fort Gordon Unit Ministry Teams Holiday Gift Card Program. Each chapel service will have a designated offering on Sunday to collect funds for the program.

  • Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11

    Oct 10, 2014

    USAG Bavaria Fire Department reminds residents that working smoke alarms save lives

  • Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office to host Social Media Workshop

    Oct 10, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office is again offering a Social Media Workshop, Dec. 3-4, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Conference rooms A, B & C). This two-day training opportunity focuses on the unique challenges faced by communicators in the realm of social media. During the workshop, presenters will showcase what others in the fields of public affairs and marketing are doing to engage their key audiences and provide actionable takeaways to help participants leverage the latest in social media communications techniques and technologies.

  • Soldier Show to stop in Grafenwoehr, Oct. 28-29

    Oct 10, 2014

    "Stand Strong" show is a tribute to Soldiers everywhere

  • Demonstrations, activities highlight Humphreys Day for Kids

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Zoeckler Field was covered in children, participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Day for Children event, sponsored by Children, Youth and School Services, Sept. 27. The day featured games, activities, demonstrations, music and free food for all in attendance. Unlike many countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. BGCA, along with the support of youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as the Day for Kids. Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids, it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Events like this provide families with an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and spend time together. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys event highlights Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The community-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event was hosted by the 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Oct. 8, in the Community Activity Center. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • HCES students tour new digs during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10, Dean Turner, the Humphreys Fire Prevention Chief, provided tours of the new fire station to students from Humphreys Central Elementary School. Turner spoke to the children about fire safety surrounding the theme "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The children watched a Sparky the Fire Dog video and then received a tour of the station, including seeing where the firefighters sleep when on shift, their workout room and the dispatch center. Once done there, they went out in the stalls to see the fire trucks, equipment and firefighter gear. They were also greeted by Sparky. Before departing, the children were provided with goody bags and plastic helmets. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • Annual change to CDC fees to take effect Nov. 1

    Oct 9, 2014

    Department of Defense changes to school year 2014-2015 Child, Youth and School Services fee policy take affect this year on Nov. 1.

  • Sill cadre saves life; receives Soldier's Medal

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- There are some dates that we remember all our lives, and for Staff Sgt. Jon King, C Company, 434th Field Artillery Detachment, April 14 is one those. On that day, he saved not only his own life, but the life of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier during what should have been routine training at the Sgt. 1st Class Tony Burris Hand Grenade Complex.

  • Army Ten-Miler turns 30

    Oct 9, 2014

    Two Army Ten-Miler runners have displayed endurance, excellence.

  • Run celebrates start of charity campaign

    Oct 9, 2014

    About 20 participants gathered outside the Fort Myer Fitness Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in early morning showers Oct. 1 for the annual 2-mile run and 1-mile walk to kick off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Art seeks to break the silence around domestic violence

    Oct 9, 2014

    Purple ribbons, wooden silhouettes representing victims and artwork by students from Cody Child Development Center were on display Oct. 1 at the Combined Dining Facility on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall as the joint base kicked off domestic violence month with a Breaking the Silence Through Art display.

  • Real stories, real items Section 60 Memorial Collection items remember ANC fallen

    Oct 9, 2014

    Some of the most memorable and touching items left at Arlington National Cemetery headstones are presently on display as part of the Section 60 Memorial Collection below the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.