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  • Soldier, athlete heads to training camp

    May 8, 2014

    If you happen upon a certain Fort Campbell Soldier-athlete mid-workout at her newest practice spot at the New Clarksville Base Physical Fitness Center near Gate 10, you can see the intensity in Spc. Angela Tisdale's face as sweat drops to the floor between drills. The Soldier ventures out next month to take part in the Armed Forces Women's Basketball Trial and Training Camp, May 28-June 5 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Penn. If selected, Tisdale will represent Fort Campbell on the Armed Forces team and participate in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) competition in Meyenheim, France, June 15-22. The Armed Forces team will compete with other similar military teams from many other nations.

  • Humphreys Hero May 2014

    May 8, 2014

    Laura Dawson has embedded herself into the heartbeat of the Suwon Air Base community and made significant changes in the lives of the Soldiers and family members there and is recognized as the May Humphreys Volunteer Hero. She is a proud military spouse and an energetic Family Readiness Group leader and Volunteer Organization Point of Contact for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6-52nd Air Missile Defense Battalion.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony 'officially' opens HM/HS

    May 8, 2014

    Students, parents and community members joined Department of Defense Education Activity and military officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new Humphreys Middle/High School and Humphreys Central Elementary School, April 24, in the HM/HS auditorium.

  • Humphreys volunteers cited at annual ceremony

    May 8, 2014

    To culminate what turned out to be a record year for volunteerism here, the community honored those unsung heroes with a dinner and program at the 2014 Volunteer of the Year recognition event, April 25, in the Community Activity Center. This year's celebration theme was "Camp Humphreys Volunteers Rock" and featured a buffet of "drive-in cuisine."

  • Monthly Resiliency Training On Deck For Redstone

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A new Army requirement is giving resiliency a higher profile at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Weather Decisions Focus On Workforce Welfare

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Thanks to the decisions of Redstone Arsenal leaders, as the storms cleared and the installation reopened April 30, every member of Team Redstone was able to return to work, alive.

  • Security, Safety Behind Goss Road Change

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Construction is in full swing on the Goss Road realignment near Gate 9.

  • Putting Veterans On Path Of Independence

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chris Crocker is living the dream.

  • 'There's Nothing Else Beyond Helping Others'

    May 7, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the jungles of Vietnam, through the challenges of leading Soldiers as a top noncommissioned officer in the 1970s, '80s and early '90s, and as a counselor to today's veterans, Charlie Miller continues to wear the shield of God.

  • National Day of Prayer breakfast celebrates unity

    May 7, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Garrison Chaplains Office hosted the 2014 National Day of Prayer breakfast, May 1 at the Officers' Club. Guest speaker, retired Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, the 22nd Army Chief of Chaplains, discussed this year's theme, "One voice united in prayer," and reminded everyone of the importance of spiritual discipline.

  • 'Theater of War' informs Soldiers they are not alone

    May 7, 2014

    Soldiers from The Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Battalion and other units on post discussed their deployment experiences at the Fort Belvoir Community Center as part of Outside the Wire's Theater of War presentation, April 30. Organized by the Warrior Transition Battalion and Fort Belvoir Army Substance Abuse Program office, Theater of War presents reading of ancient Greek plays to servicemembers, veterans, caregivers and Families as a catalyst for having guided discussions in military communities about the impact of war on individuals, Families and units in the military.

  • Military teens make friends, learn leadership skills at weekend camp

    May 7, 2014

    About 20 teens in National Guard and Reserve Families spent last weekend on Fort Belvoir, meeting other military teens, getting introduced to Fort Belvoir programs and activities, and learning leadership skills during the first Teen Leadership Weekend hosted by the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. "The purpose of the Teen Leadership Weekend is to bring together National Guard and Reserve teens and introduce them to the many resources available to them on Fort Belvoir," said Allison Mecadon, child and youth coordinator for the Virginia National Guard Child and Youth Program.

  • Law Day celebrates rule of law, right to vote

    May 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Legal Services Agency and the Fort Belvoir Office of the Staff Judge Advocate hosted Law Day activities, May 1, starting with a ceremony at USALSA. The purpose of Law Day is to celebrate the rule of law in the United States, and to rededicate upholding it and sharing it around the world, said USALSA Commander Brig. Gen. Charles N. Pede.

  • Passport office on post now at one location

    May 7, 2014

    Passports for Department of Defense personnel and their Family members traveling overseas on official travel orders will now only be available from one location on Fort Belvoir. Effective May 2, the Department of Defense Passport and Visa Office, 9301 Chapek Road, Bldg. 1458F, is the only location on post where active-duty servicemembers, their Families and DoD personnel can get a passport.

  • Ceremony honors Fort Irwin 'Volunteers of the Year'

    May 7, 2014

    Volunteers have made such an impact at Fort Irwin, that their time and energy was quantified as a $600,920.76 value during a 12-month period ending in April. That effort was put forth by approximately 600 active volunteers here, according to Tony Untalan, manager of the Volunteer Program with Army Community Service. Those volunteers contributed 22,814 hours in endeavors that included coaching youth sports, leading Cub Scouts, teaching Sunday school, sustaining unit Family Readiness Groups, supporting Fort Irwin schools, and assisting ACS.

  • USO garden project helps recovering servicemembers

    May 7, 2014

    Recovering servicemembers planted the first vegetables and herbs in the USO Warrior and Family Center's organic garden Tuesday, as part of the USO's new Start2Finish-Organic Vegetable Gardening Program. The program is the first of its kind, designed to help wounded, ill and injured servicemembers recover through gardening and learning to cook healthy meals with the produce.

  • Athletes build lasting integrity on Mount Vernon crew team

    May 7, 2014

    Members of the Mount Vernon High School crew team, many of whom live on Fort Belvoir where they got their athletic starts in the installation's youth leagues, are taking the definitions of teamwork, dedication and personal quality to the next level with the lessons they learn each day on the water. According to Robin Jones, MVHS Crew Team assistant coach, the goal of each of the 54 athletes on the current roster is to apply the principles of unit cohesion and cooperation to all aspects of their sport, and every practice session aims to teach the life lessons and forge the friendships the rowers will take with them far beyond event day. This comprehensive form of training accounts for much of the sport's popularity and has enabled the organization to recruit large numbers of young athletes each year.

  • Boating safety course teaches required skills

    May 7, 2014

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-8 conducts a boating safety course May 17, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Knights of Columbus Hall, 8592 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, Va., for boaters planning to operate their vessels in D.C. area waters this year. The cost is $40 per person or $60 for two students who share a book.

  • 'We will never forget' -- Fort Lee's Run for the Fallen event goes on despite budget issues

    May 7, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 7, 2014) --Saturday's Run for the Fallen at Williams Stadium might challenge the notion that a make-up event frequently does not measure up to the luster and enthusiasm anticipated for the original.

  • Time to remember: Community pays tribute to Holocaust victims

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We welcomed every bomb that fell, hoping that maybe we were closer to the end," recalled Anita Lippert, a Wiesbaden Holocaust survivor. Lippert, who spent three months in a concentration camp in the Czech Republic, told her story to a packed house at the Flyers Theater on Clay Kaserne for the National Holocaust Days of Remembrance April 29.

  • Students help ensure Wiesbaden's Holocaust victims not forgotten

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was a busy day on a bustling street. As pedestrians pushed their way past Helenenstr. 23, a group of German and American students paused to commemorate the lives of one Wiesbaden family snuffed out in the Holocaust.

  • Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize and honor survivors'

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For one survivor, it had been less than five months since the death of his son. For a wife and daughter, only six months have passed. A sister was present whose brother died during the Vietnam War. Regardless of when the loved ones were lost, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community thought it vitally important to commiserate with the survivors of fallen Soldiers and honor their sacrifice during a ceremony April 22.

  • Garrison celebrates its Volunteers of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's no exaggeration to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of a community. Without their contributions, dedication and selfless service, the Wiesbaden military community would be a much different place.

  • AWG members compete for NCO of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group conduct an AWG Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition April 7-10 at Fort Meade, Md. The four day competition focused on the Soldiers' ability to shoot, move, communicate and medicate. The competition included a 12.5 road march, Combat Army Physical Fitness Test, a weapons range where the NCOs were required to fire both the M4 Carbine and the M9 Pistol, a Medical and Communication Stations where they had to assess, render aid and medically evacuate a mock casualty via the nine line medevac procedure, a few mystery events that ranged from a written essays to engaging the media, and concluded with an NCO of the Year Board panel. The winner of the competition ultimately competes at the Training and Doctrine Command level and subsequently the Department of the Army level.

  • Sgt. Morales: Three more Soldiers inducted into elite noncommissioned officers club

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three more outstanding noncommissioned officers were welcomed among the elite ranks of the Sergeant Morales Club during a ceremony in Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center April 24. "It's an elite organization of the most professional NCOs who exist in the Army today," said keynote speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Harry Mercado, 5th Signal Command's senior noncommissioned officer. "It's not easy to become a member of this exclusive club."

  • STEM Night shows practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Toilet paper roll towers, paper helicopters, International Space Station convection experiments and a host of other hands-on demonstrations welcomed visitors to Hainerberg Elementary School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 24. As visitors made their way from room to room they were invited to help build bridges, participate in a recycling toss event, make acoustic instruments and other activities designed to encourage exploration and horizon expansion.

  • Schweinfurt stops bullies through anti-bullying campaign, T-shirts

    May 6, 2014

    Over the course of the school year, Army Community Service's Family Advocacy and Schweinfurt schools have partnered to bring a comprehensive anti-bullying campaign to our community's schools.

  • Soldier Show highlights strength, resiliency found in music through history

    May 6, 2014

    From a poem scratched by a prisoner on the back of an envelope during the War of 1812 to troops smart-phoning home from Baghdad, the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show tells the enduring story of how Soldiers and their families "Stand Strong."

  • Show-Me Heroes - Missouri businesses offer job options

    May 6, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is hosting the first Show-Me Heroes Employer Spotlight career fair that connects interested Missouri businesses with veterans and service members seeking employment or transitioning out of the military.

  • Bidding farewell: Former IMCOM, MCoE commander retires

    May 6, 2014

  • Vice chief: Combined arms key to Army future

    May 6, 2014

  • Historian talks past, future of urban warfare

    May 6, 2014

  • Snipers demonstrate human-type targets

    May 6, 2014

  • Old Guard Soldiers participate in Best Warrior Competition

    May 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) participated in the Best Warrior competition at Fort A.P. Hill today. The competition tests the Soldiers knowledge and skills during a number of scenarios including treating a wounded comrade.

  • WHINSEC welcomes 5th commandant

    May 6, 2014

  • 4-decade career impacted thousands of shooters

    May 6, 2014

  • Spouses participate in Spur Ride

    May 6, 2014

  • Fort Benning spouse recognized by military magazine

    May 6, 2014

  • Odierno briefed on AMC's global reach, way ahead

    May 5, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 2, 2014, to receive an "AMC Futures" briefing.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Bomba Day ends quietly in Vicenza

    May 5, 2014

    A 4,000-pound British blockbuster bomb dropped 70 years ago on the Nazi-occupied airfield north of Vicenza was successfully disarmed April 25 by Italian demolition experts with the 2nd Regiment of the Julia Alpine Engineers based in Trento, Italy.

  • JBM-HH Tax Center closes out busy year

    May 5, 2014

    The efforts of the Soldiers and volunteers who staffed the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Center were lauded during an April 30 ceremony at Bldg. 205 on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Armed Forces Week set May 12 - 16

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A Combined Color Guard, consisting of Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, presents the colors during the 2012 Armed Forces Day Celebration at Aberdeen Proving Ground. This year, Armed Forces week will be celebrated May 12-16. Events kick off Monday, May 12 starting with an Opening Day Ceremony and Golf Tournament at Ruggles Golf Course. Registration and a continental breakfast and warm-up is 7-8 a.m., followed by a welcome and opening ceremony, 8 to 8:30 a.m., lead by Maj. Gen. Peter Utley, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.

  • Local leaders get details on AR 670-1 revisions

    May 5, 2014

    A Department of the Army official fielded questions, clarified regulations and provided guidance on enforcement of revised uniform and grooming standards for all Soldiers during a training session at Spates Community Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall this week.

  • Earth Day draws youth from local schools

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual Earth Day celebration for elementary school students April 25.

  • JBM-HH adds to team in fight on sexual assault

    May 5, 2014

    As government officials and the Department of Defense focus on combating and ending sexual assault and harassment in the military, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has welcomed two new authority figures in the fight against the problem.

  • Army Performance Triad Kickoff set for May 7

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG's Army Performance Triad Kickoff celebration is set for May 7, with several free events planned throughout the day. The Performance Triad is a pilot program launched by the Office of the Army Surgeon General and Army Medicine. The three pillars of the Performance Triad are activity, nutrition and sleep.

  • ACAP, MCCS offers financial planning

    May 5, 2014

    Financial planning today, whether through a monthly budget or long-term investment, can be vital to long-term success, such as retirement. The Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers seminars, workshops and one-on-one financial counseling for service members and their spouses. In fact, the ACAP office on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base caters to outgoing service members by providing free services.

  • Dueling pianos roll out the laughter, music

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted its second Dueling Pianos Comedy Show at Top of the Bay April 24.

  • Sailor killed in Norfolk shooting buried at ANC

    May 5, 2014

    At an April 7 Naval Station Norfolk memorial service for Master-at-Arms Second Class Mark A. Mayo, U.S. Navy Chaplain Commander Denis Cox stated that "It is good, fitting and proper that he will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery."

  • Drug take-back yields more than 200 pounds

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In honor of National Drug Take-Back Day, the APG Army Substance Abuse Program and the Directorate of Emergency Services turned in over 200 pounds of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to the Drug Enforcement Agency in Bel Air April 26.

  • Expo features innovative technology

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 400 people viewed the latest innovations in technology during the Spring Technology Exposition at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center.

  • Bench-press competition gains popularity

    May 5, 2014

    The entry numbers continue to grow when Marine Corps Community Service Henderson Hall's Semper Fit staff announces a bench-press competition.

  • APG hosts Marine Corps Recruiting Field Event

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground's Shore Park was overrun with Marines last Saturday. Instead of a messy battle, however, it was a neatly, organized event that left organizers with the satisfaction that prevails when a plan comes together.

  • Cody Child Development Center helps kids, families get fit

    May 5, 2014

    Cody Child Development Center welcomed dozens of kids and their parents to a day of family fun and fitness April 26. Various fitness stations were set up outside the CDC on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, and a disc jockey played music at the start line to pump up participants as they made their way around the circuit.

  • Culture, language skills position future leaders for success

    May 5, 2014

    U.S. Army ROTC Cadets are participating in the ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program, designed to immerse ROTC cadets in various languages, cultures and socio-economic situations so they can learn, through personal experience, that theirs is not the only culture in the world.

  • Motorcycle safety: not just for May

    May 5, 2014

    While Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, Army officials are urging leaders across the force to treat rider safety as a year-round imperative in response to rising PMV-2 fatalities

  • Post to conduct antiterrorism exercise

    May 5, 2014

    Fort Campbell will conduct a full-scale antiterrorism and emergency response exercise May 8. More than 20 on-post agencies will respond to several notional scenarios throughout the morning, designed to help evaluate the installation's first responders and support organizations' emergency response procedures. The post-wide exercise will kick-off around 8:30 a.m. with an active shooter scenario, followed by a resident search in the afternoon, according to Jay Fangman, exercise director, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Agencies participating include installation First Responders and other support organizations that have an emergency role or responsibility. "The senior leadership at Fort Campbell is fully engaged in the entire emergency management plan," said Brian Carrigan, DPTMS. "The protection, well-being and safety of all Soldiers, civilians and Families are a priority. Even though this full scale exercise concentrates mainly on an active shooter scenario, it exercises several other elements of protection."

  • CENTCOM chief of staff visits AFSBn-Qatar

    May 5, 2014

  • Campbell Crossing aims for stress-free on-post residency

    May 5, 2014

    Moving can be a stressful time in a Soldier's life, whether he or she is single or has a Family. "We're here to help and to try and take that stress away from them," said Chris Leary, assistant leasing manager at Campbell Crossing LLC, Lend Lease's privatized Family on-post housing community. "It's one less stressful thing. At least they know their housing is secured." To be eligible to live in on-post housing at Fort Campbell, Soldiers must be stationed here and have accompanying dependents. Eligibility is verified via PCS orders and the DD Form 1172, which is the DEERS enrollment. Eligible inbound Soldiers should visit the "Become a Resident" page at www.campbellcrossingllc.com, to fill out a housing application first.

  • Preserving a legacy: 4th Brigade Combat Team inactivating

    May 5, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, furled and cased its colors April 25 during its inactivation ceremony. As one of 10 brigades Army wide, chosen to inactive as part of the BCT 2020 model, great care has been taken to preserve its history and honors through the safeguarding and conservation of its historical property, artifacts and archives. "The 4th Brigade Combat Team is aligned with the 506th Infantry Regiment, so our history goes all the way back to 1942," said Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper, 4th BCT public affairs officer. "There are more than 100 historical artifacts related to the 506th. Thankfully, we have a much better historical item accountability process than we have had in the past, to help preserve the history, the legacy and the lineage of not only the 506th, but the entire brigade." When the brigade inactivates, 1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment, will realign under 1st and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams of the 101st Airborne Division respectively, maintaining the "Currahee" legacy and thereby transferring with their corresponding historical artifacts.

  • Housing Services helps troops find off-post homes

    May 5, 2014

    Relocating to a new Army duty station can be tough for any Soldier and his or her Family if they've never lived at that location. Moving to a home off post may pose some challenges for service members without knowledge of the area. Officials at Fort Campbell's Housing Services Office provide off-post residency guidance to all Soldiers. "We focus on Soldiers that live off-post -- guiding them to a stress-free move," said Yolanda McDaniel, Housing Services Offices chief. "It's mandatory to in-process and out-process HSO."

  • Yuma Proving Ground major player in unmanned aircraft world

    May 5, 2014

    Yuma Proving Ground Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) testing workload has steadily increased for 12 years. Today, the proving ground tests between seven and 10 different UAS-types each week for a total of 20 to 30 weekly individual flights. The annual total of unmanned aircraft flight hours performed within the proving ground's restricted airspace numbers well over 3000.

  • Soldier's story serves as a warning about sexual assault

    May 2, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria hosted 'Take Back the Night,' a conference highlighting the problem of sexual assault in the Army, April 29.

  • Signal Soldiers reconnect at Fort Gordon after decades

    May 2, 2014

    Fourteen service members from Bravo Company, 26th Signal Battalion, gathered for a reunion here, April 25. The unit was activated Aug. 15, 1961, in Germany, and inactivated Oct. 15, 1991. Most of the veterans had not been back to Fort Gordon since graduating Advanced Individual Training more than 40 years ago. Some of them went on to have full careers, but most served a few years then left the military.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 2, 2014

    The Army recognizes May as National Women's Health Month.

  • The realities of Army motorcycle accidents

    May 2, 2014

    I don't like to start these columns, or any of my correspondence to the field, with bad news. Truthfully, our Army is still doing very well overall with regard to safety; as of April 28, total accidental fatalities were down four percent from fiscal 2013. That's a great accomplishment, and I don't want to take away from it by focusing on the negative. But, I think it would be a disservice to you and our Soldiers to gloss over the fact that motorcycle fatalities are up sharply from this time last year, that indiscipline is still their leading cause, and that NCOs continue to make up a disproportionate share of the deaths.

  • SHARP: Expert seeks to help eliminate sexual assault

    May 2, 2014

    While zero tolerance is the goal, the Army admits it still has work to do to combat sexual assault and harassment.

  • Fort Rucker honors volunteers for service

    May 2, 2014

    Fort Rucker paid tribute to its volunteers at The Landing April 23 with the theme "Changing Lives and the Community.

  • Fort Rucker hosts 3rd Earth Day Expo

    May 2, 2014

    Fort Rucker hosted its third annual Earth Day Expo April 22 and more than 10 vendors displayed items ranging from cloth diapers to natural gas-operated vehicles, all which help preserve the environment.

  • Fort Sill unit outing welcomes home deployed Soldiers

    May 2, 2014

    Soldiers of 578th Forward Support Company in conjunction with the company's family readiness group, fulfilled a wish and promise of the command team: a welcome home and congratulatory barbecue April 25 to celebrate the unit's cohesion and successful mission in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson wounded warriors

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held a Commander's Stakes sporting event April 15-17, 2014, that helped Soldiers in the unit build camaraderie and confidence and helped them qualify and prepare for the upcoming Warrior Games.

  • Days of Remembrance: Friedlander recounts story of survival during Holocaust

    May 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach invited Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlander as the keynote speaker during the National Days of Remembrance ceremony at Katterbach Chapel April 24, 2014.

  • USAG Ansbach entertainment director gets Army-level MWR honor

    May 1, 2014

    Vikki Hanrahan, entertainment director for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Morale, Welfare and Recreation, received MWR's Recreation Career Employee of the Year Award during the Topper Awards Show and Ceremony in nearby Kaiserslautern.

  • Personal code of conduct drives award winners

    May 1, 2014

    Two employees who bring their A-game to work every day have earned accolades for meeting or exceeding mission requirements.

  • Three Soldiers credited with rescue on Black River

    May 1, 2014

    What had been planned as an evening of fishing for three 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers, turned into a courageous, yet bittersweet, rescue on a local river.

  • Army names Fort Drum best Fire Prevention Program

    May 1, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum's Fire Prevention Branch will compete against other programs across the Department of Defense after being named best in the Army on Thursday.

  • Employee to receive prestigious award

    May 1, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum's chief engineer will receive the U.S. Army's highest civilian honor next week.

  • Leaders converge at CCAD for Organic Industrial Base summit

    May 1, 2014

    Army commanders from depots, manufacturing arsenals and ammunition plants throughout the country gathered in South Texas, April 21-25, to discuss best business practices and lessons learned as part of the Army Materiel Command's Organic Industrial Base (OIB) Summit.

  • Large brush fire interrupts wildfire training

    May 1, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum firefighters training on post with New York state wildland fire experts immediately put their skills to the test last week when a real-world range fire kicked up near the north side of Antwerp Tank Trail.

  • Engineer Regimental Week honors the fallen, highlights future

    May 1, 2014

    "Essayons" was a popular word on Fort Leonard Wood last week as engineers celebrated their profession and honored fallen Sappers during regimental events.

  • Olympic legend, storied writer visit Fort Drum

    May 1, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- To be recognized as the greatest, some win gold medals, some win prestigious awards and some win wars.

  • Motorcyclists prepare for upcoming riding season

    May 1, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It was just over 20 degrees when the motorcycles came rumbling onto the training range across from Clark Hall on April 17. Six riders arrived to take the Experienced Riders Course in anticipation of the upcoming season.

  • McCaskill: Fort Leonard Wood crucial to nation's strength

    May 1, 2014

    The highest ranking Democratic woman in the history of the Senate Armed Services Committee visited Fort Leonard Wood April 24 and said the post's mission is critical to the nation's military and its future.

  • Freedom elementary students visit post's Sappers

    May 1, 2014

    For Freedom Elementary 5th graders, visiting the Fort Leonard Wood Sapper Leader Course has become somewhat of a tradition, and the favorite field trip of the school year. This annual event clears up some of the mystery surrounding the military and what Soldiers do during the workday.

  • Commentary: Schweinfurt's military children have big stories to tell

    May 1, 2014

    In many ways, our military children look and act like other civilian children. Their differences aren't visible on the surface, but spend a few moments with one and those differences start to become more prominent to the plain eye.

  • Days of Remembrance brings history to life

    May 1, 2014

    Monday was a solemn reminder of the lessons history can teach a society, as Fort Leonard Wood community members gathered to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day at Lincoln Hall Auditorium.

  • Marne Air Soldiers retire

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade hung up their combat boots during the 3rd Infantry Division retirement ceremony held at Club Stewart April 24. The 3rd CAB command team of Col. John D. Kline, and Command Sgt. Maj. James P. Snyder, along with Chief Warrant Officer 5 George Kelly, command chief warrant officer, were on hand to provide the keynote speech and facilitate the ceremony.

  • Center teaches importance of recycling

    May 1, 2014

    Students from W. S. Sandel Elementary School explored Fort Jackson's Recycling Center earlier this week.

  • MOMC closes out with fun fair

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Jackson ended the Month of the Military Child with a family fun fair at Patriot Park, April 26, 2014.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days scheduled

    May 1, 2014

    Military retirees will be honored during Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days or RAD, scheduled May 15-17.

  • Schweinfurt inducts its lastest NCOs during ceremony

    May 1, 2014

    In front of family, friends, peers and subordinates, 26 of USAG Schweinfurt's newly promoted noncommissioned officers pledged to provide that leadership at the NCO Induction Ceremony held March 31 behind locked doors (an NCO tradition) of the Ledward Theater.

  • Fort Sill conducts ANZAC Day ceremony

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Sill held its annual ANZAC Day ceremony with a dawn service -- the time of the original landing -- April 25, on the grounds of the Old Post Chapel here.

  • Fort Sill holds first Western Heritage Days

    May 1, 2014

    People sampled a Oklahoma culture and history at Fort Sill's first Western Heritage Days April 25-27. Activities ranged from a free concert to a parade to trick roping to cowboy story telling to hay rides.

  • Fort Sill hits the 'Big' time

    May 1, 2014

    The Air Force Reserve put on a concert April 25, that filled Fort Sill's Polo Field with more than 8,000 service members and Big & Rich fans from Lawton and the surrounding area.

  • Fort Carson students learn good stewardship on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson hosted several events from April 21-23 in observance of Earth Day.

  • Fort Carson holds household hazardous waste collection on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson held a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in observance of Earth Day and diverted nearly 16,000 pounds of waste from going to the landfill.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares experiences with Fort Carson WTB

    May 1, 2014

    A member of the Tuskegee Airmen shared his experiences with Soldiers from the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Servicemembers support local community at Route 1 Cleanup

    May 1, 2014

    Representatives from the Fort Belvoir Garrison Command team, the installation Marine Corps Detachment, servicemembers at Fort Belvoir and local community members joined the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce in the annual Route 1 Cleanup Saturday. The goal of the event is to build camaraderie among military and civilian community members while cleaning up Route 1 in the process, according to Jacqueline Leeker, Fort Belvoir Garrison Public Affairs office, community relations chief.

  • Three Fort Drum Soldiers credited with rescuing woman from Black River

    May 1, 2014

    What had been planned to be an evening of fishing for three 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers turned into a courageous, yet bittersweet, rescue of a young woman from a frigid river.

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