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  • 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.

  • 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.