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  • 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.

  • Delegates inject unique passion, perspective into AFAP

    Jan 14, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Spouses, Soldiers, retirees and volunteers all bring unique qualifications and perspectives to the Army Family Action Plan work group sessions. The one thing they have in common as they work their issues: a passion for improving the quality of life for the entire Army community.

  • Fort Sill unveils new 'Team Sill Oklahoma PRIDE' campaign

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill unveiled its new Team Sill Oklahoma Pride initiative at a meeting last week. The campaign, intended to show the unity of Fort Sill, is a comprehensive program that ties everything Fort Sill is doing and everything that Fort Sill is.

  • Hope For Continuing Service

    Jan 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A chance meeting with Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell in June 2009 led to a dream job for Iraqi war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Sophia Malone.

  • Commentary: MLK's legacy deserves more than day off

    Jan 14, 2010

    We Americans easily lose touch with what our holidays are supposed to mean.

  • Fort Sill home to small endangered species

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Did you know... Fort Sill has a federally protected endangered species' Since military bases have some very well managed habitats, most of them have their share of endangered species. Fort Sill is no different. The 93,000 acres of Fort Sill and the 55,000 acres of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge are just about all the native habitat left in Southwest Oklahoma. Much of the rest is used for ranching, farming or housing.

  • NCO Academy transformation improves training, education

    Jan 14, 2010

    Recent Army-wide course transformations are helping NCO academy students prepare now for future ranks and responsibilities.

  • Fort Sill names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jan 14, 2010

    Fort Sill, Okla-- Fort Sill announced its NCO and Soldier of the Year for 2009

  • Sooner State shows service support

    Jan 14, 2010

    Oklahoma City--Army recruits and Oklahoma City Thunder fans sign the Oklahoma Armed Forces Community Covenant on the concourse of the Ford Center before the basketball game Monday night. The activity was part of the Thunder's 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Night, which also featured a joint military color guard, singing of the national anthem by an airmen, a formal signing of the covenant by military and civic leaders and a mass enlistment ceremony.

  • Stewart-Hunter keeps the Army Family Covenant

    Jan 14, 2010

    <B>FORT STEWART, HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </B>-- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are committed to upholding the Army Family covenant, which was signed Nov. 7, 2007. The covenant represents a $1.4 billion commitment to improve the quality of life for Army Families. As another example of Stewart's on-going efforts to support the covenant, Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Commanding General-Rear, stood at the speaker's podium in front of Hunter Lanes at the ribbon cutting that celebrated the completion of the $1.34 million renovation project there.

  • A new course: resilience school to open on Fort Jackson

    Jan 14, 2010

    When Gen. George Casey, Army chief of staff, discussed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness during his visit to Fort Jackson in July, he said the installation had great potential to be an important part of the program.

  • Specialized courses offer head start

    Jan 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Last week NASA announced its Kepler space telescope detected five new planets beyond our solar system. Scientists predict within the next five years they'll discover planets capable of supporting life. Mark Smagner, post range operations specialist, said he wouldn't be surprised if his own son, Brad, discovered an exoplanet or some remote galaxy at some point in the near future.

  • Sponsors, support services assist AFAP

    Jan 13, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - As workgroup sessions began here for the second day of the Army Family Action Plan conference, nearly a dozen private and military affiliated organizations represented at booths just outside the doors, prepared to do their part in improving the quality of life for active-duty Soldiers, National Guard members, Reservists and retirees.

  • Fort Monmouth reviews Year of the NCO

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The Monmouth Message newspaper published profiles of several NCOs during the past year as part of the Year of the NCO.

  • Fort Carson MPs prepare for disaster relief

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Soldiers of the 110th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion, practice disaster relief in a series of mock disaster scenarios.

  • Youth bowling team pins down national award

    Jan 13, 2010

    Amidst the pine and polished lanes at the Fort Lee Bowling Center quite a few accomplished student athletes spend Saturday mornings honing their skills. The Butterworth's Strikers, a four-person youth bowling team with the Fort Lee Youth Bowling League, recently earned the U.S. Bowling Congress Youth National Team Recognition Award for bowling the highest scored game by a youth bowling team.

  • Dances with Dinos

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Sgt. Kelby Hershey, 4th Infantry Division Soldier, met up with his brother, Stephen Hershey, who recently portrayed a baby T. rex at a Fort Carson elementary school. The Hersheys are originally from Chester County, Pennsylvania.

  • Executive order intended to expedite hiring process gives spouses a quicker path to employment

    Jan 13, 2010

    Tahee Lowery, spouse of Staff Sgt. Robert Lowery, is the first spouse hired at Fort Polk under Executive Order 13473, Spouse Preference Authority, a new rule that allows some spouses to be hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • Kaiserslautern brings home 3 IMCOM-level safety awards

    Jan 13, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTER, Germany - Out of 20 nominations from garrisons worldwide, three IMCOM-level safety award winners from U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will represent Installation Management Command Europe in the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards for fiscal year 2009.

  • Year of the NCO highlights service and commitment

    Jan 13, 2010

    USAG RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea - During 2009, the Year of the NCO was celebrated here and throughout the Army. This slideshow highlights the service and commitment of our noncommissioned officers.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC honor Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Retired Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle, former Army deputy chief of staff, G-1, caught an early morning flight Tuesday with an important message about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which he presented to the Fort Irwin/National Training Center community.

  • Detroit Arsenal Rings in the New Year with AFAP

    Jan 12, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - Aca,!A"Ring in the new year with new ideasAca,!A? was the theme of the Detroit ArsenalAca,!a,,cs Army Family Action Plan held Jan. 6-7 at the John Lewis Conference Center, Macomb Community College.

  • Army Family Action Plan conference begins

    Jan 12, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Looking to tackle problems that impact communities throughout the service, some 350 delegates are gathering this week for the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • To the end of the Earth and back

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - Temperatures are getting low, but they still have a long way to go before they reach levels experienced by two Fort McPherson Civilian employees during tours with the Navy to Antarctica.

  • Fort McCoy respite child care program helps families of deployed

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. - Children of a deployed parent(s) in the Fort McCoy community are eligible for 16 hours of free respite child care per month. Jan Fink, Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services coordinator, said the program is funded through the Army Family Covenant.

  • New low-speed electric vehicles in operation at Fort McCoy

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. --Eight low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV), which are powered by electric motors, are being incorporated into the Fort McCoy Transportation Motor Pool (TMP) motor fleet. Chris Brown, TMP supervisor, said LSEV vehicles are being provided as part of government plans to save money and energy by replacing some gas-powered passenger cars and small trucks with electric vehicles at all Army installations and selected other federal government organizations. The Fort McCoy fleet includes four passenger-type sedan vehicles and four cargo-type truck vehicles that run exclusively on electric power.

  • German city honors U.S. Army's environmental efforts

    Jan 12, 2010

    WIESBADEN Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was recognized by the city of Wiesbaden for its energy conservation efforts during a ceremony at Wiesbaden City Hall, Dec. 15.

  • U.S. Forces Korea Transformation Update

    Jan 12, 2010

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea - For nearly 60 years, U.S. military forces have been serving, living and working in the Republic of Korea.

  • SKIES performance by children gives parent a big kick

    Jan 11, 2010

    CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea - Children from the SKIES program at U.S. Army Garrison Daegu put on a performance much to the delight of parents, friends and the rest of the installation.

  • Army Family Covenant delivers programs, services

    Jan 11, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant on Oct. 8, 2007, pledging a commitment to provide Soldiers and Families a quality of life commensurate with their dedicated service and sacrifice.

  • Combined Federal Campaign at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jan 11, 2010

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. - One by one, Detroit Arsenal teammates stepped up to the plate, opened their hearts and their pockets and helped the less fortunate through the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Fort Riley cuts ribbon on sixth Child Development Center

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Barely taller than the over-sized pair of scissors she was using, four-year-old Jada Allgood cut the ribbon on new 1st Infantry Division Child Development Center on Jan. 8.

  • Young bodies learn sports with Gym Jam

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Marylane Wigren starts many of her days the same way - playing ball, doing jumping jacks and stretching. But those activities are much more fun when a handful of happy tykes join in.

  • 9/11 survivor helps Families of wounded Soldiers

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - In 2005, the Birdwells donated $5,000 to the Child Development Center; another $2,500 was donated in 2007. And on Thursday, Dec. 16, the Birdwells made a third donation of $2,500.

  • IMCOM commander visits Fort Riley, observes Army Family Covenant at work

    Jan 11, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, has many titles. But he defines himself, first and foremost, as a Family man.

  • 'Raiders' deliver hope, goods to homeless

    Jan 8, 2010

    4th Infantry Division Soldiers lend support to Colorado Springs homeless.

  • Ritter visits Fort Carson, addresses veterans assistance

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. visited Fort Carson to sign a proclamation recognizing the efforts of a nonprofit organization to assist veterans separating from the military in finding jobs in the construction field.

  • Redstone Artists Draw Worldwide Recognition

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As a student, Linda Morton's art teacher gave her an "A" for her quiet demeanor - and told her to never take an art class again. She had no talent. The 2009 Army Arts and Crafts Contest would beg to differ.

  • Baby, it's not so cold outside

    Jan 8, 2010

    Fort Carson Enlisted Spouses Charitable Organization arranges a coat drive for Fort Carson Families.

  • Fort Carson Family gets holiday wish

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - The Family of Sgt. Robert McPherson, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division was given a new van through the NFL's Operation Once in a Lifetime Heroic 7 Wishes program.

  • CYSS offers free tutoring online for military children

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - 1 confused student + 1 computer screen = a problem solved by Child, Youth and School Services. Free access to online tutors is a resource readily available to students who need help.

  • Evans Army Hospital delivers first Fort Carson 2010 baby

    Jan 8, 2010

    Evans Army Community Hospital delivers the first Fort Carson baby of 2010.

  • Fort Bragg BOSS delivers cakes to single Soldiers

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Even after a six-year career in the Army, nothing like this had ever happened to Sgt. Brenda Davis.

  • Fort Bragg makes energy efficiency a hot issue

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Electrical metering here has been intermittent at best and historically has only applied to those nongovernment residents who are responsible for reimbursing the installation for electricity used.

  • Leavenworth Muslim chaplain supports Fort Hood community

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - When Chaplain (Maj.) Dawud Agbere saw news of a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, his first thought was of his fellow Army chaplains there.

  • AAFES continues to grow at Bliss

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas - Fort Bliss is busily preparing for the additional 37,000 troops, expected to arrive in 2012. Freedom Crossing, an AAFES project, opened its first seven stores that will continue to serve Fort Bliss Soldiers and their families.

  • Buffalo Corral is 'horseplay' for children

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Wyatt, Virgil, Morgan, and the rest of the boys have bellied-up to the paddock's "breakfast bar" to enjoy equine epicurean delights: oats, alfalfa nuggets, and hay.

  • Fort Rucker rings in new year with community improvements

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Within the past couple of weeks, Directorate of Public Works personnel and contractors worked on numerous postwide projects in order to better care for community members and ensure mission completion, officials said. "The mission is our focus. A lot of the new facilities support that," said Johnathon Cole, DPW Business Operations Division chief, noting maintenance projects are the garrison's effort to make Fort Rucker the best place to work and live.

  • Pioneer inventor brought clarity to radio

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Post personnel recently celebrated the birthday of radio pioneer Maj. Edwin Howard Armstrong, who developed FM radio technology and had close ties to Fort Monmouth and the Signal Corp.

  • Activities entertain holdover Soldiers

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The nearly 200 Soldiers who remained on Fort Jackson during block leave participated in activities quite different from their normal 6 a.m. physical training, hours navigating confidence-building courses and practicing marksmanship.

  • Kaiserslautern employee recounts more than 50 years of government service

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Robert Campbell was drafted in the U.S. Army May 3, 1957, and 52 years later he is still serving his country.

  • Volunteers needed for Kaiserslautern Special Olympics

    Jan 7, 2010

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - German and American military members, civilians and family members in Kaiserslautern and in surrounding communities are needed as volunteers for this year's Special Olympics, scheduled for May 12.

  • Breaking the silence: Soldier conquers suicidal thoughts

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - After a combat deployment to Iraq, Capt. Emily Stehr, a physical therapist who was stationed with the 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment in Vilseck, Germany, at the time, tried to return to life as she knew it, but she soon noticed things were different - she was different.

  • Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support for survivors

    Jan 7, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Survivor Outreach Services provides long-term support to family members who lost a Soldier in combat, by illness or an accident. The program assists with continued access of services, benefits and other resources for spouses, children, parents, legal guardians and siblings.

  • Pines Golf Course general manager wins PGA Patriot Award

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (January 6, 2010) -- Fort Eustis' golf guru won a national award for being a Professional Golfers Association of America professional who personifies patriotism through golf and demonstrates unwavering commitment and dedication to the men and women who serve and protected America.

  • Commentary: At what point does discipline turn into abuse'

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Jan. 6, 2010) -- Former Texas Tech head football coach Mike Leach was fired Dec. 30, 2009, for breaching performance provisions in his contract after being suuspended by the university for allegedly mistreating an injured player.

  • Emotions Matter: Army families open up, learn how to cope

    Jan 6, 2010

    FORT LEWIS, Wash. - Emotions Matter, an exhibit designed to provide support to military Families by sharing strategies for dealing with emotions in a playful way, could be traveling to Army garrisons soon.

  • Wallet, owner reunited after 61 years

    Jan 6, 2010

    ANSBACH, Germany - In spring 2009, a U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach employee found a wallet. A few months later, the items's owner, Jack Grose, was reunited with the leather billfold and all its contents, after having been without it - for 61 years.

  • American Red Cross brings Christmas to the DMZ

    Jan 6, 2010

    CAMP BONIFAS - The American Red Cross working out of Area I partnered with Area II American Red Cross, Army and Air Force Exchange Services, the Korean Red Cross and various organizations as they were placed "in front of them all" by spreading holiday cheer Dec. 23 to Soldiers and service members stationed near the Demilitarized Zone. The American Red Cross spent the entire day at Camp Bonifas for a tradition the Area I American Red Cross and Joint Security Area have shared for more than five years.

  • FMWR commander visits Warrior Country during Covenant signing

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Brig. Gen. Rueben Jones, commander of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Commad, toured U.S. Army Garrison Casey in December.

  • Army Family Action Plan conference finds solutions

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - Members of the Warrior Country community came together for an entire week on the issues they had concerning Area I during the Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 15-17 in the U.S. Army Garrison Casey Community Activities Center. The Army Family Action Plan gives Soldiers, Retirees, Family members and Civilians a voice in improving their standards of living for the 2nd Infantry Division and USAG Red Cloud.

  • Command signs Army Family Covenant on Casey

    Jan 5, 2010

    USAG CASEY, South Korea - From left: Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd Infantry Division command sergeant major; Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander; Col. Larry "Pepper" Jackson, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG Red Cloud command sergeant major, sign the 2010 Army Family Covenant Dec. 17 at the USAG Casey Community Activities Center. "A covenant is a special agreement between two parties that is based on expectations. We signed a covenant with the Army Families in Area 1 that says we will support them, their recommendations are important and we take them seriously and we will take action. That is our covenant and agreement; they expect us to do it and we should expect it amongst ourselves to take action as leaders," Tucker said.

  • FRSTs train to intervene

    Jan 5, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - "Most people that commit or attempt suicide don't want to die - they want relief," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Hartz to a group of 10 family readiness support technicians at the Vilseck Army Community Service Center, during an Ask, Care, Escort-suicide intervention, known as ACE-SI, skills training course.

  • Benelux commander highlights successes of 2009

    Jan 4, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - The USAG Benelux Garrison Commander recognized his three indirect garrisons for their successes throughout 2009 and thanked U.S. and host nation civilians who have given a combined total of 1,000 years of service to the U.S. government.

  • USAG Garmisch stands-up first HHC in Assumption of Command ceremony

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMSICH, Germany - The official activation ceremony of a new Army Headquarters and Headquarters Company occured here Dec. 15 with an unfurling of the guidon and the assumption of command by Capt. Kyle Greenberg.

  • Hohenfels debuts Facebook Virtual Town Hall

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels is now on Facebook and a host of other social media sites in the hopes of reaching an audience of current and future community members that is increasingly turning to the Internet as their primary source of news and information.

  • Local pro hockey team teaches skills, plays street game with garrison kids

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - Bavarian hockey team gets on the ice with U.S. military children.

  • Garmsich ACS collects, donates phones to local shelter

    Jan 4, 2010

    GARMISCH, Germany - The Garmisch Army Community Service recently delivered a bag of donated cell phones to the nearby Murnau Frauenhaus women's shelter.

  • Sgt. Morales Club makes a comeback at Hohenfels

    Jan 4, 2010

    HOHENFELS, Germany - After 12 months spent recognizing noncommissioned officers as the backbone of the Army-the Army designated 2009 as the Year of the NCO-the professionalism and dedication of NCOs has been well documented, and one group of Hohenfels Soldiers is committed to advancing those traits even further by reinvigorating the Sgt. Morales Club at Hohenfels.

  • Garrison personnel train for emergencies

    Jan 4, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany - It was a normal busy Tuesday morning at the Stuttgart Army Airfield Mail Distribution Node: people were carrying boxes, sorting letters and checking addresses before sending the mail to various military installations in the greater Stuttgart area.

  • EAP helps employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence. In recent months there have been several high-profile cases of this form of violence in both civilian and military work places, and professionals on both sides agree that prevention is critical to putting a stop to it.

  • Program helps Army civilian employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence.

  • Fort Riley Families enjoy USO's 'No Dough Dinner'

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A young girl and her brother weighed their options. Both bundled up in their winter wear, the two of them looked over a wide variety of chips. After much deliberation, they made their selection and settled down on the floor beside a long table. Their mother and younger sisters were already sitting at the table enjoying their meal.

  • Army spouse, local community make blankets for unit just in time for Christmas

    Dec 31, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - With help from her community, a 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team spouse's project turned into more than she expected. Misty Dial, the wife of Cpl. Keith Dial, a Soldier with Company A, 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, set out to make 135 blankets for the Co. A Soldiers in time for Christmas. She ended up with 240.

  • Bavarian Tax Centers say preparation key to utilizing free tax services in 2010

    Dec 30, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany- With wage and tax statements available for Soldiers and civilian employees online at www.mypay.dfas.mil and most banks and investment companies mailing reports of interest, dividends, and capital gains, the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Tax Center personnel gear up to provide free tax preparation and e-filing services throughout Bavaria. The tax centers in Ansbach, Illesheim, Bamberg, Grafenwoehr, Hohenfels, Schweinfurt and Vilseck are open for business, beginning Feb. 1, 2010.

  • Military partners with communities to extend services

    Dec 29, 2009

    As a result of multiple deployments over nearly nine years of war in two theaters, many families of servicemembers are choosing to remain in their established neighborhoods or return to a relative's hometown when their soldier deploys.

  • Honor Soldiers throughout year with Heroes' Tree

    Dec 29, 2009

    "Reflect. Remember. Rejoice," is the slogan of the Our Heroes' Tree program, an initiative honoring the service of all military members. Through a display of ornaments on a tree, the program hopes to recognize and remember both servicemembers and their families.

  • FMWR launches 'Stuck With Stupid" designated driver campaign

    Dec 29, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is advocating for units and groups to take advantage of the designated driver promotion that DFMWR just rolled out for the holiday season. It is called I'm Stuck with Stupid. The promotion is available at FMWR Baumholder clubs encouraging responsible adults to take charge of their friends, colleagues and Soldiers.

  • Dutch police limit response to minor traffic accidents; U.S. personnel must call Schinnen military p

    Dec 29, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Starting Jan. 1, Dutch law enforcement began observing a long-standing policy of "citizen autonomy" in responding to minor traffic accidents, meaning citizens are expected to handle the accident without police involvement, unless the parties in the accident disagree or if there is more than minor damage.

  • Fort Sill, Sooner state buried by holiday blizzard

    Dec 28, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla. - The day started cold and dry, but fierce north winds blew in a blizzard that dropped a record 14 inches of snow at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Airport. Roads quickly iced over and white-out conditions made travelling anywhere in the state a risk.

  • Yongsan leadership re-signs Covenant

    Dec 28, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Team resigned the Army Family Covenant with community leaders Dec. 18 at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria.

  • German landlords reclaim U.S. facilities in Dexheim

    Dec 28, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Once a U.S. military installation in Europe makes the base closure list, return of the property to the host nation is usually not far behind.

  • Army lodge program passes milestone with Ansbach lodge groundbreaking

    Dec 28, 2009

    URLAS, Germany - Construction broke ground on an $8.8 million, 26-room Army lodge at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's post in Urlas recently, marking the midway point in the largest Army lodging initiative in Europe, ever.

  • Motorcyclists bring Christmas to wounded warriors, Families

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Santa and sixty of his elves from around the state of Texas arrived on motorcycles, in a combined effort between the Adopt a Hero for Christmas organization and the American Legion, to visit the Warrior and Family Support Center, Dec. 19 and donate all sorts of goodies and gifts to wounded warriors and their Families.

  • Year of the NCO: Soldiers earn right of passage into NCO Corps

    Dec 24, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As a fitting end to the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, five Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers were inducted into the NCO Corps Dec. 16 at the Army Medical Department Museum.

  • Fort Stewart family uses unique holiday tradition to help children with deployed parents

    Dec 23, 2009

    In this season of joy, hope and giving, Earl and Debe Austin are transformed into characters that are larger than life and equally as fun to portray.

  • Shafter gymnasium expansion set, pending Army funding

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Workout warriors at the physical fitness center, here, could have more room to exercise in the near future, should a planned expansion project receive the necessary funding from the Army.

  • Mililani students discover culture, natural resources at Makua

    Dec 22, 2009

    MAKUAAca,!E+MILITARYAca,!E+RESERVATION, Hawaii - More than 150 Mililani Middle School students had an opportunity to explore many unique cultural and natural resources during two field trips to the area, here, Dec. 15 and 17.

  • Women's association sends holiday care packages to troops

    Dec 22, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The holidays for many deployed Soldiers and Marines just got a little bit brighter, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from the North American Taiwanese Women's Association-Hawaii Chapter (NATWA-HI).

  • Military leaders, community aim to reach solution on Furlough Fridays

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) military community and the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) serving to advance the military community's responsibility in the pursuit of quality education for public school students in Hawaii.

  • Military bikers support local youth with 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 22, 2009

    HONOLULU - 'Twas the morn when the traditional bell sounds associated with the holiday season were replaced with the thundering roar of engines.

  • Army Hawaii Family Housing supports families through redeployment

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Enter through any gate at any Army installation on Oahu, drive through any Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) community, and you will be greeted by colorful banners sending warm messages to returning Soldiers.

  • Series involves entire family in coping with military stresses

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Deployments are a fact of life for most everyone in the military today. Army families in Hawaii have the added stress of being geographically separated, not only from their deployed spouse, but also from friends and family on the mainland.

  • Returning green-suiters find financial support at ACS

    Dec 22, 2009

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Committed to keeping Soldiers and their families strong, Army Community Service (ACS) offers invaluable financial readiness programs for the returning Soldier and family.

  • FMWR welcomes warriors with aloha

    Dec 22, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Homecomings are rousing and emotional, befitting a heroic welcome. Cheers of family members and fellow Soldiers echo throughout the Multifunctional Deployment Facility, here, at each redeployment ceremony.