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  • Recording artist Leigh Jones to headline Army's I. A.M. Strong Tour

    Jan 29, 2010

    Recording artist Leigh Jones is humbled to headline the I. A.M. STRONG Tour headed to 24 Army installations during the next two months.

  • New parents being educated, supported, informed

    Jan 29, 2010

    BAMBERG, Germany - A 'social club' for new and soon-to-be parent at U.S. Army Garriosn Bamberg offers valuable information for raising children.

  • Want to get rich' Military Saves program promotes financial readiness

    Jan 29, 2010

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Military Saves Campaign, a Department of Defense-wide financial readiness program, kicks off Military Saves Week, Feb. 21-28.

  • Directionally challenged: Basic trainees take to the woods during land navigation training

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Batteries can die, signals can fade and global-positioning equipment can malfunction at inconvenient times. That's why Soldiers with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 192nd Infantry Brigade, spent Tuesday in the woods armed with compasses and maps.

  • Mastering the 'art of hand and foot': SKIESUnlimited students learn tae kwon do

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" "Honor, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control," Aubrey Lynch recited Monday in unison with the other tae kwon do students, "courage, community, strength, humility and knowledge." Even though you might think otherwise, the 7-year-old wasn't limited from practicing alongside students almost twice her age and size.

  • Fort Bragg hosts vital sustainability forum

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Representatives from more than 40 Army installations gathered at the Fort Bragg Officers' Club Jan. 12 through 14, to discuss issues concerning sustainability. The five main functional areas of discussion centered on plans and integration, infrastructure and utilities, transportation, material lifecycle management, and training lands and land management.

  • PALS: Educational opportunities for officers' spouses

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Personal Awareness and Leadership Seminar, or PALS, is a three-day workshop to help provide military spouses with a better idea of who they are and what they want out of their futures, said Christina Love, Spouse Training and Education Program coordinator for SCP. This month's PALS seminar is one of four offered throughout the year. The seminar is targeted toward the spouses of Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education and School of Advanced Military Studies students, but is open to all officer spouses. The course is free and counts as credit in some college programs.

  • Educational opportunities for officers' spouses:

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Spouses of field-grade officers at Fort Leavenworth learned about possible expectations and opportunities for them at the Field Grade Spouse Seminar "Putting the Pieces Together" Jan. 22 at the Army Education Center.

  • FMWR Employee, Customer Covenant officially unveiled

    Jan 28, 2010

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Leadership from the Army's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command signed an employee and customer covenant here Wednesday.

  • Team Redstone Honors Deployed Soldiers, Civilians

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than 70 people who have served in deployments in support of AMCOM operations in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Jan. 21.

  • How we finish defines who we are

    Jan 28, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Prior to 1908, the Olympic Games were not much more than a side-show. But somehow in 1908, when the Games were suddenly moved from Rome to London due to an erupting volcano, the modern games came into being. Some say it was due to a little known event called the Marathon Race that ignited the excitement and sports talk around the world. The point we should take from this story is not so much on where we finish, but how we conducted ourselves during the race.

  • Saving energy - saving money

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Whether you work on Fort Jackson, live in government quarters or own a home off post, saving energy, conserving water and recycling can be to your advantage and best interest.

  • Parent programs expand under family covenant

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Leah Lorenzo watched as her 2-year-old son, Keane, ran about a converted classroom Monday morning, choosing from the various toys strewn about the room.

  • Key Customers are Eyes, Ears for Garrison

    Jan 28, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Key customers from throughout the arsenal gathered Jan. 26 in the auditorium of building 200 to get updates on services provided by the garrison and learn how they can help improve those services.

  • Moving day: Ceremony marks completion of first homes

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Kristi Arnold moved to Fort Jackson in July 2005, she and her husband, Sgt. Nicholas Arnold, who is currently deployed to Iraq, decided to live on post - despite the fact that on-post family homes were not up to modern standards. Arnold said she never expected to experience the transformation of Fort Jackson's family housing area into a modern community.

  • Neal McCoy, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders rock ChiAfA..vres Garrison

    Jan 28, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USO and Armed Forces Entertainment brought a piece of Texas to Belgium as country music star Neal McCoy and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders rocked the ChiAfA..vres Recreation Center Jan. 27.

  • Civilian jobs safe after study nixed

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- About 300 Fort Jackson federal employees can exhale. Their jobs will stay in government hands for now, as a result of the Department of Defense's recent cancellation of various procurement studies.

  • Heidelberg Sports and Fitness Office visits wounded warriors

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Normally the staff at the Heidelberg sports and fitness office spend their days assisting customers, stocking equipment, handling administrative duties and basically making sure that Heidelberg fitness center patrons have everything they need.

  • Ultra-marathoner prepares for 24-hour race, one step at a time

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Veronica Carreon is a financial assistant for the Heidelberg Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and she's also an ultra marathoner, which means she competes in races where the distances are more than the standard 26.2 miles run of a normal marathon.

  • FRSAs link family members with Heidelberg community

    Jan 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Are you the spouse of a deployed Soldier, new to the community, or even new in Europe'

  • Lt. Gen. Lynch reviews USAG Hawaii

    Jan 27, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Kicking off an aggressive four-day schedule, the commanding general of Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, reviewed operations at many U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii facilities and programs, Jan. 19.

  • Waikiki's Army Museum: Hawaii's best kept secret

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT DERUSSY, Hawaii - The Army Museum of Hawaii, located in Fort DeRussy's Battery Randolph, in the heart of Waikiki, is a 19th century U.S. Army coastal defense gun battery that once served as a first line of defense against enemy attack on Oahu's southern shore.

  • Families Support Deployed Soldiers: Family Members Join Together to Walk the Distance to Iraq/Afghan

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 spouses, Family Members, Soldiers and others kicked off their "Walk/Run to Iraq/Afghanistan and Back" with a spirited display of love and support for 3rd ID Warriors defending America in those countries.

  • Volunteers honored at Stewart-Hunter

    Jan 27, 2010

    Nearly half of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's 1,400 volunteers were recognized in formal receptions held at Club Stewart, Jan. 19 and Hunter Club, Jan. 20. Brigadier General Jeffrey E. Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, spoke at each reception, welcoming the volunteers and thanking them for their selfless service. After quoting Mahatma Gandhi's famous words, "Be the change you want to see in the world," he congratulated Stewart volunteers for "being the change they wanted to see by giving" of themselves, which he said made them "fully-functioning human beings."

  • Explosive detection team train at Stewart furniture store

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga </B>-- Sergeant Terry Young and his partner, Staff Sgt. Wero, have a dangerous job, which makes their training all the more important for both of them. The two make up an explosive detection team, consisting of dog and dog handler assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 385th Military Police Battalion. Their skills as a team were tested during a training exercise conducted in Fort Stewart's Furniture Store warehouse, Jan. 21.

  • 3rd ID Soldier to join 2010 Soldier Show

    Jan 27, 2010

    <b>CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq -<b> "I have been playing the piano since I was eight, nine, ten years old. But I realized I wanted to be a performer when I saw the Michael Jackson 'Billie Jean' video while I was in middle school," said Sgt. Kevin Cherry, a saxophonist and singer with the 3rd Infantry Division Band. Unbeknownst to Sgt. Cherry, that initial intrigue with the "King of Pop" would place him among top performers in the U.S. Army. Since seeing that music video, Sgt. Cherry has had many experiences in the musical world. While attending Grambling State University, in Louisiana, he was the sole male member of the Orchesis Dance Company, a dance troupe that performed at football halftime shows.

  • Exceptional Leaders Worthy of Battlefield Promotion

    Jan 27, 2010

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - For Soldiers in the rank of sergeant or below who are deemed to be of the utmost caliber by their brigade commander and brigade command sergeant major, certain requirements to earn the rank of sergeant or staff sergeant can be waived under the battlefield promotion program. Battlefield promotions remove many of the standard requirements for promotions and instead impose their own specific requirements and restrictions.

  • Forum shares best practices, advice on reducing stress on Soldiers, families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch opened a three-day conference of 1,200 Army morale, welfare and recreation employees in Louisville, Ky., by summing up the importance of MWR teams to families.

  • Fort Polk barracks renovations enhance Soldiers' lives

    Jan 27, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. - At the forefront of Fort Polk's Directorate of Public Works mission is the Barracks Modernization Program. Renovations to aging barracks are expected to increase the lifespan and improve the quality of life for unaccompanied enlisted personnel. However, Fort Polk's version of the Barracks Modernization is slightly different than the rest of the Army.

  • Detroit Arsenal educates workforce on strategic initiatives

    Jan 27, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal incorporates revolutionary leadership practices to foster an environment for performance excellence and organizational improvement.

  • Wiesbaden breaks ground for new USAREUR Command and Battle Center

    Jan 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With transformation changing the face of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, groundbreakings are becoming an almost routine occurrence. After launching projects to build a new Army lodging facility, Wiesbaden Entertainment Center and a host of other quality-of-life enhancements, the latest major construction effort to officially start will eventually see the relocation of U.S. Army Europe Headquarters from Heidelberg's Campbell Barracks to Wiesbaden Army Airfield.

  • Hooah Fitness Challenge kicks off on Casey

    Jan 26, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation began their Hooah Fitness Challenge between 10 a.m. and noon in Carey Fitness Center on U.S. Army garrison Casey Jan. 23 with more than 200 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members in attendance.

  • Brothers serve together on Casey

    Jan 26, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON - Sgt. 1st Class Lorenza Ross, C Company 302nd Brigade Support Battalion treatment platoon sergeant, and Sgt. Horace Alan Ross, E Company 302nd Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of fuel and supply, are so close to each other many people do not realize they are related, but assume they are good friends.

  • Insurance Law Update: Driving in Korea

    Jan 26, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Many Soldiers who drive in Korea purchase the minimum required auto insurance coverage.

  • Soldiers play new Call of Duty game in BOSS tourney

    Jan 26, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers invited all video gamers to play the latest edition of the popular Call of Duty Game, Modern Warfare 2 in their inaugural Modern Warfare 2 tournament Jan. 23 at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center.

  • Transportation training facility receives railcars

    Jan 26, 2010

    Some important Transportation Corps assets have arrived at Fort Lee. Three railcars, equipment that will become part of the Multi-Mode Load Training site currently under construction, made their way to Fort Lee last week.

  • Buses Deliver After-School Care On Post

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With several hours between the time school ends and work ends, many parents seek out after-school programs for their children. Child Youth and School Services offers parents another choice for after-school care, including pickup at some area schools. "We physically started doing the busing program in September," Andre Terry, Child Youth and School Services division chief, said. "The first bus arrived in October and the last one came in November." Five 15-passenger buses now travel the weekday routes to pick kids up at their school and deliver them to the Myra Garriott School Age Services building or the Youth Services Center next door, depending upon their age.

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army children

    Jan 25, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The goal of the Army Family Covenant is clear-cut - take care of not only Soldiers, but also Families who have endured eight years of hardships as troops deployed downrange numerous times.

  • Huachuca's leaders tailor Army Family Covenant to Families

    Jan 25, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. It's been more two years since Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, signed the Army Family Covenant, and Army leadership is now focusing more on what the Covenant means to their installation, rather than what it means to the Army overall. "It is hard for anyone to define [the Army Family Covenant] because every post is different and every need is different," explains Col. Timothy Faulkner, Garrison Commander. "What we need to do is explain what it means to Fort Huachuca and what does it mean to me, at Huachuca'"

  • Robinson Barracks gets infused with new life

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Twenty years ago, Robinson Barracks was the crown jewel of what was dubbed the Greater Stuttgart Military Community - 17 caserns dotted across an area the size of Rhode Island, with more than 32,000 personnel.

  • Stuttgart's Robinson Barracks continues to transition

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Robinson Barracks, named after World War II Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. James E. Robinson, Jr., has undergone various changes throughout the years.

  • Job fair helps injured Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Healing is a warrior in transition's mission. After 18 months of therapy and treatment, Staff Sgt. Tyrone C. Basnight, assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit in Kaiserslautern, has accomplished that mission and is about to transition to civilian life.

  • New construction nears completion on Panzer, Kelley

    Jan 25, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - Last year was a year of breaking ground, but this is a year of cutting ribbons.

  • Casey BOSS begins New Year with ski trip

    Jan 24, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - The Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers kicked off the New Year with a two-day ski trip.

  • Korean students learn English on Casey

    Jan 24, 2010

    USAG CASEY, Republic of Korea - Soldiers from the 1-15 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division welcomed children from various schools in the Dongducheon City community as they came to learn more English and learn about American culture during the Dream English Camp Jan. 8 held on USAG-Casey.

  • Casey Town Hall answers concerns

    Jan 24, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Red Cloud garrison directorates and their representatives came together with Soldiers, Family members and Civilians Jan. 14 in the Casey Warrior's Club to discuss progress about Warrior Country schools, child development centers, and other services as well as concerns and questions about the quality of service and changes being made in Area I.

  • Ross Perot visits Fort Benning

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - American businessman and former two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot visited Fort Benning troops Friday.

  • Soldiers making a difference as teachers

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - If there's one thing most troops have in common with teachers, it's the desire to serve others. It's also the same quality that makes them a desirable asset to schools.

  • Fort Lewis emerges as force for sustainability

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - The ambitious goals set by Fort Lewis have made it a regional leader in the quest for sustainable communities.

  • Fort Benning spends about $1 million annually to safeguard endangered birds

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - In the scientific world, it goes by the name Picoides borealis. But this is not your average bird, post officials said.

  • Fort McCoy Lean Six Sigma project streamlines process for scheduling training

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's long-standing Annual Training Conference, formerly known as the "Pre-Camp Conference," has been eliminated. This is the result of one of Fort McCoy's Lean Six Sigma projects, which was recently completed. There were various reasons for eliminating the conference. The procedure of how units decide where to train has changed over the years, said Steve Shanks, the Chief of the Training Division for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). Previously, many units in the local geographic area would choose Fort McCoy for their extended combat training location. As times changed, these units became part of large training exercises, and the training location decision was no longer made at the unit level. To ensure necessary coordination and communication between customers and Fort McCoy personnel, training-exercise-specific conferences are conducted by exercise planners at locations convenient to all parties. Fort McCoy provides customer-specific support as necessary.

  • Red Cross Provides Fort Bragg Soliders with home touch

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As Soldiers stand by to fly out of Pope Air Force Base to provide aid to the people of Haiti they are often waiting for up to 48 hours at the Green Ramp, which acts as a terminal, waiting for the next available flight.

  • Detroit garrison manager leads 'budget' town hall

    Jan 22, 2010

    USAG DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - The U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal garrison manager led a town hall meeting for employees Jan. 14 to discuss fiscal 2010 budget issues and explain how the reduced budget will affect them and garrison business partners.

  • Fort Hood Hall of Remembrance honors fallen troops

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Army Spc. Jonathan Emard, 20, was killed June 4, 2008, in Tikrit, Iraq, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces using small-arms fire and hand grenades.

  • HIRED!--Fort Rucker apprentice program teaches teens life skills

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- While most teenagers opted to spend time with Families or friends during the past three months, 11 teenagers here selected a path that taught them important life skills. Jan. 16, Child and Youth School Services staff, parents and mentors honored them for their efforts at the CYSS building.

  • Survivor Outreach Services 'keeps the promise' of Army Family Covenant

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Survivor Outreach Services ensures Families of Soldiers who lost their lives in the defense of our country do not go unnoticed.

  • Freeze out cold-weather injuries

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER Ala. -- Despite usually mild winters, the Fort Rucker area occasionally experiences Arctic cold snaps such as the one the region's residents endured earlier this month. Just like during warm weather, people can suffer physical training injuries because of cold weather, but local physical trainers said proper preparation can prevent these injuries.

  • Improving health wealth--Proper nutrition balances mind, body

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While many people take extreme measures to lose weight or get in shape, Sgt. 1st Class (P) Jeffrey Herzog maintains his health by balancing food consumption and exercise. The Noncommissioned Officer Academy instructor and certified personal trainer said evaluating his eating habits and changing his lifestyle helped him obtain his health and fitness goals. The now slender Soldier was 240 pounds half a decade ago.

  • Army Family Covenant: In-Depth Look

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Unveiled in October 2007, the Army Family Covenant is a commitment by the secretary and chief of staff of the Army to deliver high-quality programs to Soldiers and Families commensurate with their service.

  • Coffee County youth learn military leadership at Fort Rucker

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Installation officials exposed nearly 30 students from the Coffee County Youth Leadership Program to the Army's leadership style during a tour of the fort Jan. 13. The CCYLP's mission is to prepare high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential to take active roles in improving their homes, schools and communities, according to Stanley Walker, CCYLP instructor and steering committee chair.

  • BRAC construction project tied to movement of 2,000 positions to Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District has awarded a $26.4 million contract to construct a new headquarters building for the Army's Installation Management Command which will move to Fort Sam Houston from Arlington, Va., as part of the ongoing Base Realignment and Closure process.

  • New youth center in Brussels is Army Family Covenant initiative

    Jan 22, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Officials from U.S. Army Garrison Brussels and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District marked the beginning of construction on a new Child, Youth and School Services Youth Center located on campus Jan. 20.

  • Coming in February: a conference with a record of results

    Jan 22, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Community members at U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels will soon have their yearly chance to tell Army leadership their suggestions for quality of life improvements when Army Community Service hosts Hohenfels' Army Family Action Plan conference, Feb. 17-19.

  • Students gear up for worldwide robotics competition in Las Vegas

    Jan 22, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sure building a robot is cool. But building a future is even better. A,A Imagine being 17-years-old and knowing how to assemble a soccer ball-kicking robot from a box of loose parts and no instructions. It's a challenge that many an adult would shy away from. But at Wiesbaden High School, like at hundreds of high schools around the world, students are excited about the schematic construction and software programming that goes into a hunk of metal that competes in a game that pits robots against robots.

  • SKIESUnlimited offers extracurricular activities, including new gymnastics class

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" On Tuesday when the one-hour class was over, Frank Baugh's gymnastics students were begging for just a couple more minutes of practice. That's just the kind of reaction the instructor looks for as an indication of their interest level.

  • EFMP parents get fresh perspective on special needs

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. - Kate Giusta shared the Army Exceptional Family Member Program with Fort Meade families from a familiar angle, her own, as a young parent advocating for her child.

  • Reaching for the SKIES

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. - Eighty Fort Meade children participated in the second annual SKIES Unlimited Winter Showcase at McGill Training Center.

  • Paintball wars: Sport requires 'Accuracy, stealth'

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" Paint flew as more than 20 paintballers gathered Friday for Outdoor RecreationAca,!a,,cs Paintball at the Woodlands. Aca,!A"Paintball is like playing guns when you were a kid Aca,!" itAca,!a,,cs a good time,Aca,!A? said CPT Justin DePue, of the Maneuver Captains Career Course.

  • The Centennial of Military Flight in Texas celebration begins

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- On March 2, 1910, Lt. Benjamin Delahauf Foulois was catapulted into the air at the controls of Signal Corps Aircraft Number One from the Cavalry Drill Field on Fort Sam Houston for a seven-and-one-half-minute flight.

  • Commentary: Internet safety important, especially for children

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Internet is a wonderful tool. Information about anything and everything is just a few clicks away. Unfortunately, personal information can be found too.

  • Commentary: Because I said so, that's why!

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - "Because I said so," is a familiar phrase to many of us. It was the standard reason our parents had for obedience. Of course, it didn't really answer our "why," but it deflected any further inquiries. So, we just followed orders.

  • Commentary: Conserving energy more important today than ever

    Jan 21, 2010

    ATLANTA - Energy conservation. It's always been important, but never more so than now, as we struggle with budget constrictions.

  • AFAP delegates choose top five issues of Army Soldiers, Families

    Jan 21, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates broke from individual working groups and voted on the top five issues that Army senior leaders will discuss at the General Officer Steering Committee meeting in June.

  • Military Family Life Consultants can help with stress

    Jan 21, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Jan. 21, 2010 - Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members can receive help for deployment related stress.

  • Garrison employees recognized for bravery

    Jan 21, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Jan. 21, 2010 - Two White Sands Missile Range employees with the Directorate of Emergency Services were recognized for their dedication to their jobs at a Garrison Town Hall meeting Jan. 13 at the Post Theater.

  • USO's newest family center coming to Belvoir

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The USO has plans to build new family centers at both Fort Belvoir and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • Klansman turned preacher keeping King's dream alive

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Rev. Johnny Lee Clary learned to hate at a young age. A one-time member of the Ku Klux Klan, he was brought up in a racist household in Miami, Okla., where the mistreatment of blacks was encouraged.

  • Deen brothers dish with Stewart-Hunter Spouses

    Jan 21, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </B> Fort Stewart's Officer and Enlisted Spouses Clubs got a taste of true Southern flavor, as the famous Food Network duo of Jamie and Bobby Deen - sons of the Lady herself, Paula Deen - joined the group for a special book-signing event, Jan. 14.

  • Friends, Family Honor Fallen Rangers

    Jan 21, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD </b> - The names of the three fallen heroes from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment echoed clearly during roll call as the afternoon sun faded in the Rangers' memorial courtyard on Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 14.

  • USACE breaks ground on new youth center in Brussels

    Jan 21, 2010

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - New construction is becoming a common sight for the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels and its students. Soon, the community will now see another new facility under construction on the Sterrebeek Annex grounds.

  • Combined Federal Campaign reaches target at Meade

    Jan 20, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. - After four months, Fort Meade's annual charity drive has come to a close after surpassing its goal of raising $350,000.

  • Seven WCAP Soldiers, alums make Team USA for Olympic Winter Games

    Jan 20, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. Aca,!" Seven current and former members of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have earned spots on Team USA for the XXI Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Europe students 'jazz' to the beat of an American art form

    Jan 20, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Snapping fingers, tapping toes, clapping hands on "2" and "4" - 36 students from 12 high schools across Europe kept that back-beat for a week of "All That Jazz."

  • Hilltop Theater brings dramatic arts back to Baumholder

    Jan 20, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - "It's a wrap" is yelled over the buzz of drills and hammers, the scent of fresh paint and sawdust in the air. A,A The 15-year wait is over. Baumholder now has a community theater.

  • Marching to remember the lifework of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 20, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It wasn't snapping canine jaws, billy clubs or high pressure hoses. But the bone-chilling cold in the pre-dawn darkness greeting community members on a commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march was a small reminder of the hardships encountered by civil rights marchers in the United States half a century ago.

  • Hall of remembrance opens at Fort Hood

    Jan 20, 2010

    The survivor outreach services center on Fort Hood officially opened the Hall of Remembrance Jan. 11 to honor all those affiliated with Fort Hood and surrounding Texas communities who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation.

  • Army aid flows to Haiti from halfway around the world

    Jan 20, 2010

    When disaster struck Haiti, relief and humanitarian agencies around the world quickly looked to see if they could locate ways to provide a clean water supply among other basic life necessities.

  • Forts McPherson, Gillem full speed ahead with Army Family Covenant

    Jan 19, 2010

    ATLANTA - On Nov. 5, 2007, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem joined Army installations around the world in signing the Army Family Covenant. The AFC was conceptualized by Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey, and his wife, Sheila, as they visited installations and met with active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers and their spouses.

  • Pets get improved care options

    Jan 19, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - Max, a 6-year-old Labrador retriever, sat patiently under his owner Kelley Cunningham's legs as they waited for his name to be called at the Vilseck Veterinary Treatment Facility, Jan. 11.

  • 'We also serve': Recognizing deployment impact on all members of the family

    Jan 19, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The camera flash catches the teens by surprise. They stop, smile abruptly and begin again romping about the Wiesbaden Middle School gymnasium. Another flash, another smile. They laugh as they try on Soldier garb, an eight-pound helmet and flak jacket, and stand in front of a sign that reads "We also serve."

  • Walk through history's Last 100 Yards

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - I'm all about paying tribute to freedom, particularly those individuals willing to give their lives defending it. No one does it better than the National Infantry Museum.

  • Army announces environmental awards winners

    Jan 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Five installations, three teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal year 2009.

  • Monmouth renews Army Family Covenant

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Children and staff at Fort Monmouth's Child Development Center joined Soldiers and Army civilians to witness the re-signing of the Army Family Covenant.

  • Personal trainers give knowledge, motivation ... and guilt trips!

    Jan 15, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to shaping the lives and bodies of today's military community, no one does it quite like Kristy Osborn and her crew of personal fitness trainers.

  • Wheeler Stables provides pastures, clinics for equestrians

    Jan 15, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - About an hour into a natural horsemanship lesson, Frances Krafft pushed the brim of her low-hanging hat back off her forehead and smiled at the sight and sounds of her noble steed, whinnying proudly as it was led around several barrels in a figure-eight pattern.

  • Fort Bragg hospital plans for increased population in 2013

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Womack Army Medical Center began planning for expected increase in beneficiary population with the announcement of the 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure recommendations. The beneficiary growth between 2005 and 2013 is a consolidation of the required actions resulting from BRAC and numerous Army Transformation initiatives.

  • Fort Lewis program teaching the language of love

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. Aca,!" Imagine being able to communicate with your infant or toddler without having to say a word. It might seem too good to be true, but parents and caregivers have been doing it for more than a decade. In keeping with the Army Family Covenant's promise to support Soldiers and their families, Child, Youth and School Services is offering baby sign language classes to parents and caregivers interested in teaching their infants how to communicate non-verbally. The classes are free, and the results are often priceless.

  • Picatinny welcomes new child care facility during Army Family Covenant signing

    Jan 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Installation Families got their first glimpse of Picatinny's new $5 million School Age Services and Youth Services Facility during a Army Family Covenant signing and town hall meeting at the facility here Dec. 17, 2009.

  • Fort Rucker toddlers tackle 10-pin sport, develop motor skills

    Jan 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Jocelyn Yearsley likes many sports, and on Jan. 6, the 5-year-old exercised an opportunity to become more skilled at one of them. Yearsley, daughter of WO1 Landon and Mandy Yearsley, was one of 15 to attend Toddler Bowling, a program where Rucker Lanes staff members teach children ages 2 to 5 the finer points of bowling.

  • Conservation at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jan 15, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - In a quest to establish energy efficiency and save money, leaders of the U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal remain dedicated to identifying areas for conservation; but they need your help.