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  • Woman with local roots wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, the 2009 Operation Rising Star winner, Lisa Pratt, returned to some very familiar territory. Sunday she belted Miley Cirus' hit song "The Climb" at Lawton's First Assembly Church to a congregation that has heard her talents since she was 12 years old.

  • Lieutenant colonel rules rodeo arena

    Dec 4, 2009

    While most Fort Huachuca employees de-stress after work by partaking in a family dinner or vegging-out in front of the television, Air Force Lt. Col. Val Baker, Chief of the Joint Interoperability Test Command's National Intelligence Portfolio, unwinds by throwing a saddle on one of her five horses and practices roping and riding until the sun goes down.

  • Stepping toward honor

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Carson Soldiers share Thanksgiving with community

    Dec 4, 2009

    For the last 20 years, Soldiers from Fort Carson have cooked and prepared Thanksgiving meals in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

  • Fort Carson celebrates 10 years of privatized housing

    Dec 4, 2009

    On Nov. 17, Fort Carson celebrated 10 years of privatized housing, the first privatized housing project in the U.S. Army.

  • Signal leaders inform status of the regiment

    Dec 4, 2009

  • Flu shots advised for pregnant women

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With flu season in full swing, Martin Army Community Hospital healthcare providers are encouraging people to take preventive measures seriously, especially pregnant women.

  • Historic Photos have stories to tell

    Dec 4, 2009

    I take issue with the old adage "a picture's worth a thousand words." Not really. Imagine the Bayonet without cutlines.

  • Fort Benning ups recycling efforts

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's recycling center has cranked up again in Harmony Church as post environmental officials plan for a permanent facility to be built nearby in three years.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment Ranger receives Silver Star for combat actions

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Valor is defined as boldness or determination in the face of great danger; it is the quality which enables a man to encounter danger with courage and personal bravery.

  • 75th Ranger Regt. on target in shooting competition

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Two NCOs from the 75th Ranger Regiment competed in the 2009 Rifles Only Shooter Bash Competition Nov. 6-7 in Kingsville, Texas. SGT Christopher Wooten and SGT Nicholas Irving, both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regt., placed first and second, respectively.

  • Ranger students get swamped in Florida

    Dec 4, 2009

    Murky swamp water, cold temperatures and a heavy downpour weren't enough to dispel the motivation of more than 140 U.S. Army Ranger School students in their final week of training near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

  • Bamberg schools address deployment impact

    Dec 4, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Bamberg Elementary and Middle/High School faculties have initiated a number of programs to support students dealing with the multiple stages of a parent's deployment.

  • German, U.S. law enforcers share expertise

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To teach the best methods, one should learn from the source. That's what Military Police from the 1st Armored Division and 501st Military Police Company did Nov. 18 during an orientation and training observation tour of the West Hessen Polizei headquarters and training center.

  • Game show tests safety know-how

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Joe Michalkiewicz knows what you're thinking when it comes to safety briefings. ... They're boring.

  • AWAG conferences offer opportunities for all community members

    Dec 4, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The American Women's Activities Germany invites all community members to participate in special day-long conferences aimed at enhancing volunteer skills and opportunities.

  • Commentary: Spouse support network helps writer cope with deployments

    Dec 4, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Coping with deployment is a necessary part of life for Army spouses who deal with 12-15-month deployments every other year. Being in a foreign country makes it more difficult.

  • SPEAKING FOR WOMEN

    Dec 3, 2009

    Throughout her career, Kathy Hawk has had mentors. Yet, many of the professionals she sought out for guidance and assistance didn't even know they were viewed in that way. Looking back on a civilian and military career that has taken her to the Pentagon, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and Iraq, Hawk said most of her mentors were established with professionals she respected and admired through her own informal workplace process. "I had no formal mentor that helped carry me through my career because I worked here and I worked there," said Hawk, who is the chairwoman of the Political Science Department at the University of Alabama-Huntsville and a Navy Reserve commander and executive officer. "Sometimes formal programs create artificial structures. Mentors are people who sincerely want to help others and that's how, in many ways, the bonding starts." Hawk, who spoke at the Women in Defense Mentorship Luncheon on Nov. 6, urged the 85 women attending the event to be mentors in their everyday lives to younger professional women and men who need guidance in their careers.

  • '90 Minutes' Is Message Of Hope And Healing

    Dec 3, 2009

    There's an old saying that "dead men don't talk." But this is a story about a dead man who did plenty of talking -- and living and breathing - after a car crash that became the impetus for his bestselling book "90 Minutes In Heaven - A True Story of Death and Life." Don Piper is, indeed, a walking miracle, even if some may find it hard to believe he actually went to heaven after a car crash with an 18-wheeler and then returned to life to share his story. That accident crushed nearly every bone in Piper's body, severed two of his limbs and caused emergency personnel to pronounce him dead at the scene. He shared his story with an audience of more than 100 at Redstone Arsenal's Bicentennial Chapel on Nov. 17. "I believe God answers prayers. I believe God is in the miracle business," Piper said. "I'm standing here at Redstone Arsenal because a lot of people prayed and God said 'Yes.' "Sometimes God says 'No.' Sometimes he says 'Maybe.' Sometimes he gives us more than we ask for. But no matter what, He wants to hear from us and that's what prayer is. Prayer is not just asking for stuff. It's about talking to God. God wants to hear from his children." Piper's story is riveting, curious, inspiring and, downright, heavenly. Piper, who grew up in a military family, captivated the Bicentennial Chapel audience as he recounted his experience of that fateful day in January 1989.

  • NCO Soldier wins 2010 AMEDDC&S Best Warrior competition

    Dec 3, 2009

    The 2010 Army Medical Department Center and School Best Warrior Competition winner, Sgt. 1st Class Hector Santiago-Perez, represented the Noncommissioned Officer Academy for the third year. Santiago-Perez is an instructor with the Senior Leaders Course.

  • Fort Sam Houston Fire Explorers en fuego at Alamo Area competition

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Fort Sam Houston Fire Department's Fire Explorers Post 1876 was red hot at the inaugural Alamo Area Fire Explorer Competition Nov. 14, winning two of the four events. Held at the San Antonio College First Responders Academy in Von Ormy, Texas, the FSH team was pitted against 13 teams from seven fire exploring posts throughout the area.

  • New annex dedicated for Marine wounded warriors

    Dec 3, 2009

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the Marine Annex at Brooke Army Medical Center Nov. 23 for wounded, injured and ill Marine warriors, Family members and the Marine Patient Affairs Team as a place to call their own.

  • 'Greener' targets safer for Soldiers, environment

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Fort Huachuca's range is going green, in order to protect the environment, sustain the range program and keep Soldiers safer on the range and in the field. On Nov. 23, EOD Technology, Inc. personnel began implementing a program called Range Exchange, which consists of removing old tank and truck body targets, from Ranges 9 and 12.

  • Eagle Scout Helps Deployed Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    When the Soldiers of the 558th Military Police Company held their deployment ceremony last August, they had no idea that one spectator in the crowd would play a big part in raising their morale months later. Toby Bledsoe, a Boy Scout with Troop 135 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, decided to make care packages for deployed Soldiers for his Eagle Scout project after witnessing his first deployment ceremony.

  • Pearl Harbor veteran recalls war stories

    Dec 3, 2009

    Curt Head remembers Dec. 7, 1941, vividly. The then-20-year-old Navy petty officer second class and his shipmates had just finished breakfast around 8 a.m. and were considering attending a local football game when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

  • Holiday Scenes

    Dec 3, 2009

  • Belvoir celebrates with lights, concert, Messiah

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Fort Belvoir residents, employees and local community members have at least three wise opportunities this weekend to enjoy the spirit of the season without having to battle traffic, mall parking lots or general, all-around, pre-holiday chaos. Friday is Belvoir's annual Belvoir Holiday Tree-Lighting, which begins at 5 p.m. at Belvoir Chapel.

  • Enlisted Soldiers dominate superiors in Eagle Bowl

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT BELOVOIR, Va. -- In the Army chain of command, enlisted Soldiers usually don't have the chance to get back at their commanding officers, but once a year at Fort Belvoir, the command team faces off with their men as equals on the football field.

  • Early filing speeds VA ratings

    Dec 3, 2009

    In response to an issue raised during October's Army Family Action Plan conference, Army Career and Alumni Program staff encourages Soldiers to learn the Veterans Affairs' disability ratings process before they separate or retire from the service. During the conference, some Soldiers told AFAP committee members it took up to 18 months to receive their disability ratings, far too long in their opinions, ACAP Transition Services Manager Bryan Tharpe said.

  • Top performers: garrison honors Employees of the Month

    Dec 3, 2009

    The garrison Employees of the Month for October, November and December were honored in a ceremony Nov. 24 at the Solomon Center. The employees will also be honored at graduation Friday.

  • Be a 'flu fighter' -- Handwashing key to staying healthy during cold season

    Dec 3, 2009

    The old phrase, "whistle while you work," can also apply to proper hygiene. Post health officials stress making cleanliness a priority during Handwashing Awareness Week, Monday through Dec. 12, and say humming a few tunes along the way can help.

  • Post celebrates families

    Dec 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson recognized the contributions 20 families have made to the community during the Family of the Year ceremony Nov. 23 at the Solomon Center.

  • Crystal Clear: Today's mess creates tomorrow's memories

    Dec 3, 2009

    For the past two weeks, all I can think about is food. Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans with rice, turkey and mixed vegetables. It has become my obsession.

  • Parting shots: MEDDAC steps up H1N1 vaccinations

    Dec 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's fight against H1N1 is in full swing, and all Soldiers are expected to be vaccinated against that strain of the flu virus by block leave, health officials said this week.

  • Newlin: 'Set the example'

    Dec 3, 2009

    At his core, 1st Sgt. Mark Newlin believes every Soldier should do his or her very best.

  • Arbor Day event honors fallen Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2009

    Two recently planted oak trees in Fort Jackson's Gate 1 traffic circle represent two things: Soldiers' sacrifice and the necessity of conserving South Carolina's forestry industry.

  • 193rd 'top chefs' share their recipes

    Dec 3, 2009

    The Soldiers and family members who helped create the 193rd Infantry Brigade's new cookbook say there is a something in the book to satisfy every palate.

  • Belgians recall protecting their soil 65 years ago during Battle of Bulge

    Dec 3, 2009

    BELGIUM - It was the early days of the Battle of the Bulge. Germans were advancing into Belgium, and the supplies they needed to strengthen their force were close at hand, until the bravery of a lone rifle company helped halt their advance.

  • Teens told 'this is your group, your day' at Teen AFAP

    Dec 3, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - With lots of munchies, juice, and the opportunity to get out of daily class schedules, about 16 high school students from Fort Sam Houston's Cole High School and Steele High School in Cibolo participated in the annual Teen Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 1.

  • Family presides over brigader promotion on Red Cloud

    Dec 2, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell (right), his wife Robbie (center) and mother Anna (left) smile in appreciation as his brigadier general flag unfurls.

  • President addresses troops on first visit

    Dec 2, 2009

    President Barack Obama addresses multinational troops before his departure from Korea on the last visit of his Asia tour on Osan Nov. 19. Sgt. Randy Gray, Co. A, BSTB, 2nd Infantry Division NCO of the year, introduced the President. He gave a speech thanking Soldiers for their service and spoke on topics such as Stop Loss, which gives more time for Soldiers to spend time with their Families between deployments and approving a temporary increase of personnel for the Army, and more money to be spent by the military. The President spoke about taking care of Families, child care, pay increases, and applauded tour normalization in Korea.

  • Command serves Soldiers in DFAC on Turkey Day

    Dec 2, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (right), USAG-Red Cloud commander, his daughter Breana (second from right), and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavander (first from left), USAG-Red Cloud Command Sgt. Maj., serve Thanksgiving dinners to Soldiers and others in the Kilbourne Dining Facility on Red Cloud Nov. 26. Members from garrison and 2nd Infantry Division attended to enjoy a meal with a variety of meats including two different varieties of turkey, ham and roast beef. Deserts included a variety of pies, cakes, and other delights.

  • BOSS serves Thanksgiving to Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers gave Warrior Country Soldiers a taste of Thanksgiving by offering a free meal for all Soldiers and a Texas Hold 'em tournament Nov. 23 in Mitchell's Club on Red Cloud.

  • Gyeonggi Province employees visit 2ID Band

    Dec 2, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - More than a dozen employees from the governor's office in Uijeongbu came to visit the 2nd Infantry Division Band Nov. 24 on Red Cloud for a special concert given by the band's jazz sextet. After the concert, the guests visited the chapel for a briefing from the chaplain's assistant, followed by a dinner in Mitchell's Club.

  • King and 8 over 10 and 2 win Hold'em Tournament

    Dec 2, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Brian Simecek draws Kings and 8s to win annual Texas Hold'em Championship held Nov. 28 by USAG-Red Cloud Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation.

  • ASAP trains NCOs to help Warriors

    Dec 2, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - In keeping with the Army Family Covenant, the Army provides the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program to help Soldiers struggling with all kinds of substance abuse including alcohol and drugs, illicit and over-the-counter. There are five components of ASAP: prevention and outreach, risk reduction, testing, treatment and rehabilitation, and suicide prevention.

  • Donations brighten holidays for Fort Rucker Families

    Dec 2, 2009

    White cards adorn the evergreen branches of a lone Christmas tree in the Main Post Chapel. Also decorated with white cards, a second tree stands in the Post Exchange. Therese Erthal, Catholic parish coordinator, has collected gifts for youngsters of all ages for the past decade through the Angel Tree program and said the new PX location was chosen as a convenience for shoppers.

  • Officials break ground on addition to commissary

    Dec 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Something big is happening at the Fort Riley Commissary - a new 40,000-square-foot addition. A groundbreaking for the add-alter project took place at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 on the north side of the Commissary.

  • Winter safety campaign begins

    Dec 2, 2009

  • Please Add a Title!

    Dec 2, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.--The Son CafAfA Dining Facility provided a Thanksgiving feast for all of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers and their Families here Nov. 24. The early Thanksgiving meal allowed all Soldiers the opportunity to travel safely home for the holidays and still enjoy the holiday time with their 101st CAB family.

  • Officials break ground on addition to commissary

    Dec 2, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Something big is happening at the Fort Riley Commissary - a new 40,000-square-foot addition. A groundbreaking for the add-alter project took place at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 on the north side of the commissary.

  • Fort Rucker Aviation regiment chaplains feed AIT students' bodies, spirits

    Dec 2, 2009

    Every Wednesday, the rich smell of pepperoni, cheese and Italian spices from 30 to 40 pizzas wafts through Yano Hall. As 100 Advanced Individual Training students dive into the cheesy and meaty goodness, they learn more about the Bible, allowing them to feed body and soul at the same time.

  • Fort Rucker NCO leads Soldiers to physical fitness

    Dec 2, 2009

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Seven years into his military career, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Herzog felt his health was impacting his ability to be an effective noncommissioned officer. That has changed in five years. Herzog, an instructor with the Fort Rucker NCO Academy, became a certified personal trainer in October and offers his services to Soldiers for free.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade NCOs Defeat Officers in Annual Turkey Bowl

    Dec 2, 2009

    Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade demonstrated that statement when Soldiers of the unit came together for their first-ever Turkey Bowl football game, Nov. 25.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers Help Train Canine Soldiers

    Dec 2, 2009

    Theirs is an elite unit, full of dedicated Soldiers who continuously train to take the enemy down. Their success has gone largely unnoticed, but they have done everything from take down some of the biggest enemies of freedom to finding countless improvised explosive devices. These Soldiers are quicker, more agile, more flexible and can accomplish a number of missions your average humans can't - because they're not human. They are the dogs of the Contingency Operating Base Speicher Canine Kennel Unit.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families Share Thanksgiving Meal

    Dec 2, 2009

    Traditionally in the United States, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks - for harvest, and to others for many blessings. The Army also celebrates this longtime American tradition as officers and senior noncommissioned officers serve a holiday feast to Soldiers and Family Members at installation dining facilities.

  • Demolition of Fort Stewart's Oldest Housing Area Begins

    Dec 2, 2009

    The demolition of the oldest housing area at Fort Stewart, Marne Terrace, began, Nov. 25.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade Earns Top Honors in Retention

    Dec 2, 2009

    Retention is the Army's way of keeping its best-and-brightest Soldiers. Without experienced Soldiers and noncommissioned officers, the Army would have a hard time accomplishing its mission. That is why the 3rd Sustainment Brigade puts forth a major effort to retain the great Soldiers and leaders it has.

  • Spartan Brigade Assumes Authority of Ninewa Province

    Dec 2, 2009

    The 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Colors takes over Ninewa Province from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's at at Transfer of Authority Ceremony at FOB Marez, Dec. 1

  • The road from truck driver to chaplain

    Dec 2, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - For Spc. Andrey West, the Lord has worked in mysterious ways. At the age of 40, he found himself enlisting in the Army, something he previously had no intention of doing. After serving two years as a motor transport operator, he is now on the path to becoming an Army chaplain.

  • U.S., Japan to hold 'Yama Sakura 57' on Hokkaido

    Dec 1, 2009

    The U.S. Army, Pacific and Japan's Ground Self Defense Force will conduct Yama Sakura 57, a joint command-post exercise, at Camp Higashi-Chitose, on Hokkaido, Japan Dec. 7-14.

  • Resourcing the Army Home: Installation funding levels on the decline

    Dec 1, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recent years, the Army and its Installations have enjoyed unprecedented levels of funding. In fiscal year 2008, the Army hit a high water mark in its fiscal history with a total annual budget exceeding $250 billion - three times more than FY2001 funding level.

  • West Point prepares for President Obama's speech

    Dec 1, 2009

    Master Sgt. Santiago Perales, U.S. Military Academy G3 noncommissioned officer-in-charge, inspects a flag display set up at Eisenhower Hall for President Obama's visit to West Point today. Obama is expected to discuss his plans for the troop buildup in Afghanistan later this evening.

  • Suicide prevention: Soldiers learning to help save lives

    Dec 1, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One suicide intervention program compares suicidal thoughts to a strong river current that can sweep people into dangerous drop-offs.

  • Baumholder Child Care Centers get accreditation seal of approval

    Dec 1, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - In the wake of the recent accreditation of the Wetzel and Smith Child Development Centers by the National Academy for the Education of Young Children, the director of Child, Youth and Schools Services, Bonnie Phelps, explained what accreditation means to the centers, the employees who work there and the Baumholder military community.

  • Standing tall and cooking good: U.S. Army Africa Soldier takes top honors in 2009 Culinary Arts Comp

    Dec 1, 2009

    There are plenty of top-notch dining facilities in the Army, but only one is rated the best in Europe and that establishment, nestled in the heart of Northern Italy, is also home to some of the finest culinary arts specialists the Army has to offer - with a wall of trophies and lines of satisfied diners to prove it.

  • Billy Mills Followed His Dream To Olympic Glory

    Nov 30, 2009

    It's the men's 10,000 meter final in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. And America's Billy Mills is running the race of his life. He's in third place entering the final stretch. He surges to the front, past the prerace favorite, Australia's Ron Clarke. Mills wins the gold medal. To this day, he remains the only American to have ever won an Olympic medal in the 10,000 meter race. "That moment was magical," he told the applauding audience Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium. "I truly felt I had wings on my feet." Mills, a Sioux Indian who ran for Kansas University, was the keynote speaker at Team Redstone's National American Indian Heritage Month celebration.

  • Campus Event Gets Young Girls Involved In Science

    Nov 30, 2009

    After they tried their hand at catapulting missiles and flying airplanes, Emma Gould and Heather Blackwell decided to gather autographs. So, with crayons in hand, they went around the classroom, asking each of their adult leaders to autograph their spiral notebooks. "Ya'll are nice. We just want to remember this moment," Emma told the volunteer teachers, many of whom work at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. "This is the best time ever," added Heather. While gathering autographs is decidedly not scientific, the two girls spent most of their day discovering all types of science and engineering challenges in fun classes that grabbed their interest, let them experiment hands-on and gave them the freedom to be, simply, young girls enjoying each other. The first-ever Girls' Science and Engineering Day took place Nov. 14 at the Shelby Center for Science and Technology on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Some 454 girls in grades three through five from across Madison County attended the all-day event, which included about 20 classes on such topics as "Fun in a Hospital Laboratory," "Building a Tasty Model with Gumdrops," "The Wacky World of Weather," "Making Your Own Robot Jitterbugs," "Strawberry DNA Extraction," and "Video Games and Science: The Secret Connection."

  • Wreaths of Remembrance to Vets

    Nov 30, 2009

    The giving spirit of Christmas 2009 has already left its mark on the gravesites of Madison County's veterans and on the hearts of the volunteers who lovingly placed red-bowed wreaths on those gravesites. On a cold, gray fall morning, more than 100 volunteers armed with greenery and hammers walked the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery to place 2,200 holiday wreaths on veteran gravesites. The next day, they visited Valhalla Memory Gardens where another 560 wreaths were placed on veteran gravesites. Now in its third year, the project - known locally as Wreaths for Veterans and nationally as Wreaths Across America - continues to grow larger in terms of volunteers and organizations involved. "People are so supportive of this," Wreaths for Veterans chairperson Joy Parker said. "It's unbelievable. It warms your heart. "Because the veteran has given us the freedom we enjoy today we want to give back a token in remembrance and honor. We're putting these wreaths on gravesites to honor and remember our fallen veterans here in Madison County. We are doing this to give a little back." Parker and co-chair Jennifer Hames, who are both military wives and members of the Redstone Garden Club, started Wreaths for Veterans after seeing a picture of holiday wreaths decorating the snowy gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. They started the project with the help of the Redstone Garden Club, although now it involves volunteers from several other local groups. "I saw that beautiful picture at Arlington Cemetery and I thought 'Why can't we do this in Madison County''" Hames said on Nov. 18 as wreath decorating operations were winding down at Maple Hill Cemetery. "I sent the first e-mail that started this whole thing rolling. People are so willing to help us because they are aware of veterans and what they have done for our country."

  • 300 bikes donated to USO

    Nov 30, 2009

    Servicemembers from across the National Capital Region helped load 300 bicycles donated to USO-Metro Tuesday, which will be distributed to military Families in need this holiday season.

  • Army Training Network one-stop for answers

    Nov 30, 2009

    The Army Training Network continues to grow and change since it went online in April with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • Belgians, Americans celebrate 65th anniversary of landmark WWII victory

    Nov 30, 2009

    Sixty-five years after World War II's landmark Battle of the Bulge, U.S. and Belgian troops will again march side-by-side in Bastogne Dec. 12-13.

  • Soldiers, Families celebrate Thanksgiving early

    Nov 30, 2009

    Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members throughout Fort McPherson celebrated Thanksgiving early Nov. 20.

  • Community gathers for feast, camraderie

    Nov 30, 2009

    Members of the Fort McPherson community took time to give thanks and build camaraderie during the U.S. Army Garrison Office of the Chaplain's Barracks and Single Soldiers Thanksgiving feast Nov. 19.

  • Service, sacrifice honored at Heroes' Tree reception

    Nov 30, 2009

    For many military communities, heroes aren't always the ones on the battlefields - they're often the ones tucking their children into bed, making dinner, teaching history, volunteering at hospitals and inspiring excellence. That was the message of the Heroes' Tree, a national program sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University that honors the service and sacrifice of our military Families. Individuals were encouraged to hang handmade ornaments with stories and photos of their military heroes on the tree, displayed at the Keith A. Campbell Library.

  • Drag racer visits Fort Sam Houston, shares her experiences

    Nov 30, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON - Tina Stull is many things: wife, mother, cancer survivor and race car driver. Stull visited Fort Sam Houston Nov. 19 to speak about her experiences at the 32nd Medical Brigade Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast. Following the breakfast she parked her dragster at the Rocco Dining Facility, visited with Soldiers and signed autographs.

  • European flag football teams face-off at Hohenfels

    Nov 30, 2009

    Service members from across Europe spent a well-deserved weekend blowing off steam while competing for the first place trophy in the Installation Management Command-Europe Unit Level Flag Football Championship hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Nov. 6-8. The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center team took home the title of IMCOM-E Flag Football Champions after beating Grafenwoehr's 561st Medical Co. 28-15 in the final game.

  • Sergeant major of Army visits Hohenfels Soldiers

    Nov 30, 2009

    As the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer draws to a close, noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment got to see it out with a bang when they heard the Army's highest ranking NCO, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston, speak at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Post Theater Nov. 5.

  • AFAP Conference tackles tri-border quality of life issues

    Nov 29, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - What works' What doesnAca,!a,,ct' The Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP as it's commonly known, has been tackling those tough issues for more than 25 years, often generating solutions that benefit all the Armed Services through conferences held worldwide. This yearAca,!a,,cs Tri-Border AFAP conference takes place Feb. 3 to 4, hosted by USAG Schinnen at the JFC Conference Center in Brunssum, Netherlands.

  • Stress relieving classes now offered

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While dribbling basketballs, Eden Roy paid no attention to squeaking sneakers and the shouts of Soldiers' voices that dominated the sounds coming from within the Martinez Physical Fitness Center (MPFC) gymnasium, here.

  • AHFH opens clean energy community

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Families of the Simpson Wisser neighborhood, here, were joined by state, city, business and community leaders to celebrate the opening of what could be the greenest neighborhood on a military installation, Nov.10.

  • Garrison center serves as hub for Army recycling effort

    Nov 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - As Americans get ready to double their recycling efforts for this Sunday's nationally recognized America Recycles Day, the Army is hoping that Soldiers and their family members follow suit, increasing their contributions when it comes to protecting the world's resources and environment.

  • Leaders serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the Presidio of Monterey

    Nov 27, 2009

    Military leadership from all four branches served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to Service Members, family members and civilian employees at the Presidio of Monterey on Nov. 26.

  • Community leaders observe Thanksgiving with Soldiers, Families

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - As the aroma of baked turkey floated across Cantigny Dining Facility, laughter and conversation could be heard in every corner of the room. Soldiers, their families and community members gathered for a day of celebration and fellowship on this Thanksgiving Day at Fort Riley.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers celebrate 'Thanksgiving Feast of History'

    Nov 27, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - What do 200 pounds of turkey, 160 pounds of ham, 100 pounds of duck and the history of the Big Red One have in common' For more than 750 Soldiers and their Families attending the Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility's Thanksgiving celebration Nov. 25, food and history went hand-in-hand.

  • Lost Heroes Art Quilt remembers fallen heroes

    Nov 25, 2009

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The Lost Heroes Art Quilt paid homage to Fort Sam Houston by making the Warrior and Family Support Center a Nov. 19 stop on its journey across America.

  • 232nd Medical Battalion Soldiers become American citizens

    Nov 25, 2009

  • Early Thanksgiving at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center

    Nov 25, 2009

  • Fort McPherson celebrates Native American heritage

    Nov 25, 2009

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - The Fort McPherson community gathered Nov. 17 at The Commons at Fort McPherson to honor the many contributions made by Native Americans to the United States as part of Native American Heritage Month. The heritage month, first observed in 1990, aims to recognize inter-tribal cultures and educate the public about the heritage, history, art and traditions of the Native American and Alaska native people.

  • Fort Irwin now has furniture store of its own

    Nov 25, 2009

  • Third Army transitions medical services to Shaw

    Nov 25, 2009

    With the relocation of Third Army/U.S. Army Central to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., right around the corner, questions have arisen about healthcare services. Servicemembers and Family members may wonder what services to expect and where they should go to receive healthcare service once they arrive at Shaw Air Force Base.

  • 'I play with my friends. We eat. I like goldfish crackers.'

    Nov 25, 2009

  • Seasonal flu and H1N1 Vaccinations available for some

    Nov 25, 2009

    California Medical Detachment officials have projected plans for the seasonal and H1N1 vaccination program.

  • Army training saves deputy's life

    Nov 25, 2009

    Jackson County Sheriff's Office deputy Kevin Walker could have died. During the national police week shootout competition, Walker had a massive heart attack. The combat lifesaver course at Fort Sill gave Staff Sgt. Matthew Treadwell the skills he need to save Walker's life. And he did.

  • Soldiers, Senior Leaders, Share Thanksgiving Together

    Nov 25, 2009

    Many Soldiers, especially those in training status, are unable to be home for the holidays - at least the Thanksgiving holiday. Senior Soldiers, including commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants, take time from their Families during this holiday to show their appreciation for the troops by serving and greeting them during the Thanksgiving meal at each dining facility.

  • International exercise 'Forging Sabre' concludes at Sill

    Nov 25, 2009

    Fort Sill's total force training capability provided the right backdrop for more than 600 Singapore armed forces personnel who rehearsed their military capabilities here during Exercise Forging Sabre Nov. 1-24. Forging Sabre is an annual exercise held at locations throughout the world by Singapore, an island nation slightly smaller than the city of New York. Prior to coming to Fort Sill, Singapore held the exercise in Australia, Africa and Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.

  • 1st HBCT, 3rd ID Cooks Fight Elements, Other Obstacles to Keep Soldiers in the Fight

    Nov 25, 2009

    At the National Training Center in the Mojave Desert, little can be seen at 2 a.m. except lights in the distance. In the new Containerized Kitchen and the old Mobile Kitchen Trailer on Forward Operating Base King, however, the sound of clattering pans and the smell of cooking meat fills the air. The cooks of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team are hard at work even at this early hour, cooking to feed 1,400 Soldiers come sunrise. They prepare Soldiers for a day of hard training throughout all of 1st HBCT's NTC rotation.

  • Quartermaster school earns top TRADOC accreditation

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Quartermaster School recently earned the Training and Doctrine Command's highest accreditation rating.

  • Security check finds too many unlocked cars

    Nov 25, 2009

    One in eight privately-owned vehicles is left unlocked while parked at Fort Sill, according to an October survey by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. Items found in unlocked vehicles ranged from wallets and purses to keys in the ignition. This is in violation of a post regulation which requires personal property to be secured whenever left unattended.

  • Task Force Marne Thankful for Family

    Nov 25, 2009

    Thanksgiving is a time for Families to be together, but when Soldiers can't be with their Families in America, they can eat a Thanksgiving feast with their brothers and sisters at arms.