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  • Lundy promoted to major general

    Jul 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general was promoted to major general during a ceremony July 22 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • 1st Engr. Bde. change of command

    Jul 24, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's 1st Engineer Brigade welcomed their new commanding officer in a ceremony Tuesday on Gammon Field.

  • New commissary on track for June

    Jul 24, 2014

    The walls and roof have gone up and the foundation has been poured, but it will still be a bit of a wait before the new commissary on Ruf Avenue will open for customers.

  • NG Soldiers train at Fort Leonard Wood's CDTF

    Jul 24, 2014

    Nearly 100 National Guard military police Soldiers underwent chemical defense training at Fort Leonard Wood's Chemical Defense Training Facility recently.

  • Sill Soldiers take on pre-Ranger training

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A piece of material barely more than two inches wide is what 29 second lieutenants fought for July 21 in Rucker Park.

  • Fort Sill implements mass warning notification system

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Fort Sill community now has a new system for notifying Soldiers, DA civilians and contractors of significant events that may be affecting the post and surrounding civilian areas.

  • Voting Assistance Program help available

    Jul 24, 2014

    Voting assistance officers can help service members and their families navigate the challenges military voters face.

  • ACS survey results assess needs of community

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Army Community Service Needs Assessment Survey results are in, and officials say the results were no surprise.

  • Slideshow: Standing Strong -- Soldier Show rocks Fort Jackson

    Jul 24, 2014

    Cast members with the U.S. Army Soldier Show performed July 15, 2014, at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center. The Broadway-style show delivered the Army's 'Stand Strong' theme, which explores the foundational elements of what it is that instills strength and character in Soldiers.

  • Renters beware: Remain vigilant while house hunting

    Jul 24, 2014

    Just about every renter has a story, and many don't end so well. Some renters end up paying for repairs, losing their deposits, running into scams on-line and hashing things out in small claims court. To be sure, landlords have their own horror stories about tenants. But Van Danford, chief of housing, wants to share some expert tips for would-be renters that could prove beneficial in the long run.

  • New mosquito-borne virus appears in United States

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. (July 24, 2014) -- For several years, the mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus often show up during summertime around Southwest Oklahoma.

  • Picking the best pacers

    Jul 24, 2014

    The process of gaining the talents of 40 runners for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Ten-Miler team is underway.

  • NCOs lead on the field and off

    Jul 24, 2014

    Four Marine noncommissioned officers from Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall demonstrated their leadership qualities July 17 as they led Marines in an early morning physical fitness session.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Jul 24, 2014

    A functional active shooter exercise took place on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall July 17 to assess first responder reaction time and the reactions of a select group of JBM-HH staff and employees.

  • 31st ADA Soldiers get 'sharp' on stopping harrassment

    Jul 24, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno has placed sexual assault response and prevention as a top priority Armywide, stating that "these crimes cut to the heart of the Army's readiness for war. They destroy the fabric of our force, Soldier and unit morale."

  • Fort Sill youth bowlers enjoy 'spare' time

    Jul 24, 2014

    More than 70 youths ranging in ages from 5 to 18 participated in the Twin Oaks Bowling Center summer youth camp July 14-18.

  • Fort Sill bowling manager earns benchmark certification

    Jul 24, 2014

    The manager of the Fort Sill Twin Oaks Bowling Center received a prestigious national certification.

  • USC men's basketball team to visit post

    Jul 24, 2014

    The University of South Carolina men's basketball team and its head coach, Frank Martin, will visit Fort Jackson to meet with military children. The meet-and-greet is scheduled for 3 p.m., July 28 at the Solomon Center.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Hall of Honor pays tribute to fallen service members

    Jul 24, 2014

    There is a new hallowed hall reserved for paying respect to those who fell in battle or deceased retired service members at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Service Center.

  • Slideshow: Workouts put PEP in your step

    Jul 24, 2014

    Peak Exercise Performance, or PEP, combines several exercise techniques such as interval training, cross training, circuit training and power lifting. The training can be performed at any level of fitness. Classes are offered 5:30 p.m., Mondays at Vanguard Gym. For more information, call 751-5768.

  • Hundreds turn out for 'NFL Play 60' at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 24, 2014

    Hundreds of children ran, jumped, kicked and tackled their way to good health during NFL Play 60, held by the St. Louis Rams July 16 on Fort Leonard Wood's Gerlach Field. Designed for children ages 7 to 14 but open to all ages up to 18, the event let participants play at more than a dozen different activity stations from noon to 2 p.m.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Navy wife bests Air Force husband in Quest for the Best

    Jul 24, 2014

    Patricia Keilberg bested husband Keith to win a trip to Las Vegas in the inaugural "Quest for the Best," a test of trivial knowledge played in an interactive game-show fashion by Armed Forces contestants July 19 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Charlie Hustle: as Rose sported red, he marched in Army green

    Jul 24, 2014

    Athletes are often described in terms of legacy and how they will resonate years after their playing days are over in the minds of those who followed them.

  • Soldier learns new definition: resilience

    Jul 24, 2014

    One of the responsibilities of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center on Fort Knox is ensuring the delivery of high quality training from local Master Resilience Trainers who are responsible for providing instruction of resilience skills to their units. After her recent observation, Jane, a Level 1 MRT, sat down with a CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert to discuss how the training went. Over the course of this discussion, Jane explained how the resilience skills impacted her life. That conversation became the impetus for this article.

  • Download This! The Performance Triad App (version 1.0)

    Jul 24, 2014

    The Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) in Falls Church, Va., has launched a Performance Triad app (version 1.0) for iPhone and Android devices. The app is available as a free download by searching "Performance Triad" on your smartphone.

  • IPC teen residents awarded WinnCompanies scholarships

    Jul 24, 2014

    WinnCompanies, the firm providing property management and maintenance services at Island Palm Communities, awarded WinningEdge scholarships to distinguished residents living in their communities.

  • Triad goes into Week 5

    Jul 24, 2014

    Think about what motivates you to live a healthier lifestyle.

  • Students head back to class, Aug. 1

    Jul 24, 2014

    It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school season is here!

  • Wounded warriors surf with celebrities

    Jul 24, 2014

    Learning to surf is on the bucket list of many Soldiers who get stationed in Hawaii.

  • IPC program promotes child safety

    Jul 24, 2014

    With schools set to start in less than a month, many parents have their hands full buying supplies and registering their children for classes.

  • Performance Triad ready to move into Week 6

    Jul 24, 2014

    Have you checked your progress in the 26-week Performance Triad health challenge?

  • Man Transportable Robotic Systems testing underway at Tobyhanna

    Jul 23, 2014

    Engineers are conducting testing on robotic unmanned ground vehicles in an effort that could bring future robotics work here.

  • Senior Commander Values Mentoring Others

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Growing up" professionally as an officer in one of the nation's most challenging and forward-moving organizations can offer an abundant backdrop for learning the lessons of adaptive leadership.

  • Executive Panel Offers Tips On Managing Employeees

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sixty-two questions. That's how many queries on leadership that the participants in the Aviation and Missile Command's 2014 Leader Investment for Tomorrow Leadership Forum had for five Team Redstone executives who participated in a panel discussion at their leadership forum July 16.

  • Senior Army Aviator Comes Home To Lead UAS

    Jul 23, 2014

    ONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Courtney Cote is glad to be home, although he admits he has a lot of catching up to do with news on the home front.

  • Sharing In Success Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For much of his Army career, Col. Tim Baxter hasn't been able to share his military experience. As a Special Operations Soldier, the code is "to be a quiet professional." So, leading the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office for the Program Executive Office for Aviation gave Baxter one of those rare opportunities to publicly share in the success of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management's future

    Jul 23, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (JULY 15, 2014) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command walks the talk, increasing its investment in employee development through a revitalized, year-long mentorship program, which kicked off with a three day orientation July 15. Twenty-eight mentees paired with their 28 mentors and five senior mentors, from installations around the globe, gathered to begin participation in the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program.

  • Brothers Killed In World War II Remembered

    Jul 23, 2014

    Jim Joyner still carries with him a sense of loss, even after 71 years.

  • Army Reserve center dedicated to fallen Florida hero

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army Reserve center in Sanford, Florida, was renamed July 19, in a ceremony befitting a Silver Star recipient by celebrating the life and service of Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe.

  • MST and MCSC say no to bullying

    Jul 23, 2014

    Fort Irwin's Middle School and Teen Center received a grant of $4,000 to assist an anti-bullying campaign during a check presentation here, July 22. The funds came from the Military and Civilian Spouses Club and were contributed to support "The Movement" -- an anti-bullying initiative created by Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison. The money will go to the purchase of T-shirts and pencils promoting the campaign, said William Paul, director of MST. Kelly Furtick, president of MCSC here, presented the check.

  • New Cadet barracks at West Point to increase space, decrease cost

    Jul 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is constructing a new cadet barracks at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. The new structure will fit in well with the rest of the historic campus and will include energy saving features that will save taxpayers approximately 44 thousand dollars annually.

  • First-ever Army-Marine Corps mortuary affairs exercise serves to strengthen working relationship

    Jul 23, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 23, 2014) -- A working relationship between the Army and Marine Corps to prepare for "the most sacred duty" in the military has been strengthened as a result of a historic two-week field exercise here.

  • Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait welcomes new leader

    Jul 23, 2014

  • Camp Zama community members learn to speak Japanese

    Jul 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's community members gathered at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area library on July 22 for an opportunity to learn conversational Japanese from a native speaker, here.

  • MPs 'roughing it' as part of back-to-basics initiative

    Jul 22, 2014

    Students in the Military Police Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, are testing a type of training that is taking the Soldiers back to the basics by incorporating expeditionary operations into their class.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Humphreys Soldiers attend Battle of Cheonan ceremony

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A contingent of Soldiers from here joined Cheonan city officials for a ceremony commemorating the 64th Anniversary of the Battle of Cheonan, July 6. Cheonan is a city located about 30 minutes south of here. The annual event, hosted by the Cheonan Chapter of the Korea Freedom Federation, honors the Korean and American Soldiers who fought and died during the July 7-8, 1950, battle. Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion attended and participated in the ceremony.

  • USACE Europe District named Installation Support Program of the Year

    Jul 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has claimed a top honor for its contributions to the public works mission at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Installation Management Command announced recently. The agency was named Installation Support Program of the Year on the list of 2013 Directorate of Public Works annual award winners.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • Senior Army JAG Corps leaders visit Army Sustainment Command

    Jul 22, 2014

  • Division East squeaks past Division West for First Army Best Warrior honors

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - On a muggy Mississippi morning, the First Army Best Warrior Competition starts with a bang. Under the bright lights of the softball complex, two Soldiers prepare for the first event in the competition, the Army Physical Fitness Test. Over the next three grueling days, Sgt. 1st Class Bryan R. Morrow and Sgt. 1st Class James K. Rogers II will test their mettle in events designed to evaluate their skills and knowledge and determine who will emerge as the best noncommissioned officer in First Army.

  • Trekking back in time

    Jul 22, 2014

    Laughter filled the air as dozens of children ran around the main post chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School July 14-18.

  • 'So Proud To Be A Soldier In The U.S. Army'

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Contracting Command is now being led by a two-star general who doesn't mind a "bit of polishing" every now and then.

  • Wounded Warrior Hears Call To Ministry

    Jul 22, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- One small piece of paper. That's all it took to remind then Lt. Jared Vineyard of his faith in God. And it was a reminder that he sorely needed.

  • Health Center Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Commanders at Fox Army Health Center may come and go, but one thing remains the same -- their commitment to "serving to heal, honored to serve."

  • Visiting Students Discover Scientific Career Paths

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When the 35 students of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's Upward Bound program visited Thursday, they had no idea what to expect. In fact for many of the students the trip was not just their first time on Redstone but their first time out of southeastern Kentucky.

  • Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson

    Jul 22, 2014

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.

  • Best of the best: MCoE's top Soldier, NCO seek TRADOC award

    Jul 22, 2014

    Two of Fort Benning's best will be on display next week as Spc. Seth Biehl and Sgt. 1st Class Michael McQuality head to Fort Eustis, Virginia, for the TRADOC Soldier and NCO of the Year competitions.

  • 10 inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

    Jul 22, 2014

    Ten Rangers were inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame July 16 during a ceremony at Fort Benning's Maneuver Center of Excellence McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Scientist shares insights on decision making

    Jul 22, 2014

    Gary Klein, a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC and author of Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making, visited Fort Benning July 16 for the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Contrary to popular belief, overhydration is possible

    Jul 22, 2014

    "Because we live in the South with high humidity and temperatures, it combines for a perfect atmosphere for overhydration," said Jill Carlson, Maneuver Center of Excellence safety director.

  • WHINSEC class opens with Flag Ceremony

    Jul 22, 2014

    The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's Command and General Staff Officer Course Class of 2014-2015 began its year of study with a Flag Ceremony at the Benning Club July 16.

  • Spouses take on Darby Ranger challenge

    Jul 22, 2014

    The 4th Ranger Training Battalion held its annual Darby Ranger Spouses Challenge July 17 on Todd Field and the Malvesti obstacle course at Camp Rogers.

  • Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

    Jul 22, 2014

    Gold Star Family members traveled to Sand Hill on Fort Benning, Georgia, July 18, 2014, for a glimpse into the day of a one station unit trainee, courtesy of the 198th Infantry Brigade.

  • Gunsmiths key to success of Army Marksmanship Unit

    Jul 22, 2014

    Sweeping both the Interservice Pistol and National Rifle Association National Pistol Championships along with wins at the Interservice Rifle and National Trophy Rifle matches, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers have lived up to their reputation as some of the best shooters in the world.

  • 35th CSSB hosts bilateral "Friendship Luau"

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2014) -- The "Bilateral Friendship Luau" hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion on July 19 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area brought several Camp Zama and Japanese community member together, here.

  • Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

    Jul 21, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II.

  • Redskins military appreciation day draws over 3,000 to FedEx Field

    Jul 21, 2014

    The burgundy and gold VIP carpet was stylishly rolled out for regional service members July 12, 2014, before and during the first Redskins Salute Military Appreciation Day, at FedEx Field, in Landover, Maryland.

  • Pershing's Own receives new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2014

    The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" has a new command sergeant major - Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Smith was appointed to the position during a change of responsibility ceremony July 14 at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • WES-K, AFSBn-Kuwait, remove 12-ton obstacle from Kuwaiti Naval base

    Jul 21, 2014

  • New Va. laws expand military-state relations

    Jul 21, 2014

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law June 12 five bills that directly impact service members and their families.

  • Men, women equally represented on elite boxing squad

    Jul 21, 2014

    For the first time in program history, the U.S. Army World Class Program has an equal number of men and women competing in the once male-dominated sport of boxing.

  • Fort A.P. Hill opens new fire station

    Jul 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill, Va. opened a new fire station today. The new station is the third on post and gives the garrison's fire department greater ability to fight fires in the southern part of the installation.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day three

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by a day full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading to the division semifinals and finals that will determine the winners for each sport. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Leisure: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

    Jul 21, 2014

    Jeju Island, South Korea -- Some Soldiers stash their leave for a big trip home to see Family and friends, hometowns and old haunts. Others use it to explore new places. 1st Sgt. Willie Vines, hailing from Dallas, gets the best of both worlds.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Finale

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by three days full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading up to the division finals where the 210th Field Artillery Brigade dominated the competition and took first place. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Soldiers Compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge July 9, 2014 on Camp Casey. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • Diligent junior-enlisted MP embodies Warrior Ethos, embraces all challenges

    Jul 18, 2014

    For Spc. Jeromy Sisk, a military police Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal's Office, every challenge that comes along is a new opportunity to train.

  • FORSCOM G3/5/7 tapped for division command

    Jul 18, 2014

    The Chief of Staff, Army announced July 18, the selection of Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to command the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Credentialing continues to benefit troops

    Jul 18, 2014

    Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans. But a creative initiative embedded in the 2014 Defense Authorization Act can give transitioning service members an advantage even before they hang up their uniforms.

  • Top NCO credits Soldiers with his success

    Jul 18, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald S. Pflieger, former U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon command sergeant major. Pflieger handed over his authority to Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry during a change-of-responsibility ceremony. Some of the Army's most successful leaders have a long lineage of family who served or knew they wanted to join years before they came of age. Neither was the case for Pflieger.

  • Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

    Jul 17, 2014

    PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia.

  • Sill gets Army on board 'green train'-ing

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma, hosted training on the Army's newest fuel-efficient ultra-low emmitting N-ViroMotive locomotives, July 7-11, 2014.

  • New dental officers challenged to earn credibility, respect

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Fort Sill Dental Activity (DENTAC) graduated the 2014 class of the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 Year Program on July 11.

  • Soldier loses more than 60 pounds to graduate basic

    Jul 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers' transformations in Basic Combat Training are usually evident on graduation day. They stand taller, they look a person in the eyes, their pride in achieving their training is evident. For one such Soldier, that pride was earned before graduation by overcoming his biggest obstacle: weight.

  • SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: 1-on-1 Q&A with Chuck Hagel

    Jul 17, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the home of Army Aviation July 10 and took time to speak with senior leaders, visit and hold a question-and-answer session with hundreds of Soldiers and discuss the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

  • iWATCH promotes awareness effort

    Jul 17, 2014

    When it comes to the safety and security of people on Fort Rucker, law enforcement can only do so much, so one program encourages people to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activity.

  • New school year: Parent, student participation vital to 'fantastic' experience

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Rucker Elementary School officials are ready to welcome students back to school Aug. 5, and even though teachers return July 31 there is much to do before the bells ring to begin class.

  • A horse is a horse but riding stables is one of a kind

    Jul 17, 2014

    Many Army garrisons have conveniently located horse stables with a variety of equestrian services, and while some offer guided trail and pony rides others offer stall and pasture board, but none of them offer the amount of services that Fort Rucker does.

  • Great outdoors: Programs keep wounded warriors active

    Jul 17, 2014

    Outdoor recreation has a number of ways for people on the installation to take to the outdoors, and Fort Rucker makes sure that wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to taking on the wilderness.

  • ACS introduces 'Got Balance' program to organizations on post

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Belvoir Army Community Service representatives introduced its new "Got Balance" resilience program to garrison directors and program managers during a "Walkabout" tour, Friday. The representatives stopped at the Fort Belvoir Exchange; Commissary; Fort Belvoir Community Hospital; Community Center; Child, Youth and School Services and Barden Education Center during the tour to discuss the resilience competencies the program will provide Soldiers, their Family members and civilians on post.

  • Wounded warriors build skills, confidence during archery event

    Jul 17, 2014

    Nearly 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalions learned the basics of archery and applied their new skills at Outdoor Recreation's indoor and outdoor ranges as part of the inaugural Adapted Archery Day.

  • Markham students compete in fitness challenge

    Jul 17, 2014

    Some 250 students from Fort Belvoir's Markham School Age Center demonstrated their commitment to physical fitness and healthy living by participating in the 2014 Fitness Challenge, Friday, at Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, provided the young athletes a variety of challenges that tested their fitness levels and provided an opportunity to compete against each other in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Army Okinawa FMWR host "Margaritaville"

    Jul 17, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Okinawa Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted July 4 the 2014 Torii Beach summer music event themed "Margaritaville" at Torii Beach, Okinawa, here.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • HMC musicians celebrate famous local composer

    Jul 15, 2014

    Hannons bridge the cultural gap with their instruments

  • Kommandeursteam der USAG Ansbach gewinnt deutsch-amerikanisches Freundschaftsschiessen

    Jul 15, 2014

    In den vergangenen 20 Jahren veranstaltete die USAG Ansbach gemeinsam mit der Partnerstadt Herrieden ein Freundschaftsschiessen auf der Schiessanlage der U.S. Armee in Oberdachstetten. Diese Jahr gewann das Team des Garnisonskommandeurs die Trophäe mit einem fast perfekten Ergebnis.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

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