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  • West Point WTU, FBI fire it up

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the West Point Warrior Transition Unit and FBI agents traded shots in a day of firearms familiarization and fun at Range 3 April 16. The warriors-in-transition event was sponsored by West Point Range Control working in partnership with the FBI Firearms Training Unit-West Point, who donated their time and service to conduct the familiarization classes as well as a range competition and barbecue to lift Soldiers' spirits and morale.

  • Every day is Earth Day for West Point EMD

    Apr 27, 2009

    Since 1970, Earth Day has been a recognition of improving the environment and increasing community awareness in its role in maintaining a better Earth. West Point first celebrated Earth Day in 1995 with events that have centered on the academy's responsibility of being stewards of the lands and committing to the conservation of West Point.

  • West Point Center for the Rule of Law dedicated

    Apr 27, 2009

    Story and photos about Rule of Law Confrence at West Point

  • Army Awards Contract to Build "Phase Two" Campus Facility

    Apr 27, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $102,015,000 contract to James G. Davis Construction Corp., April 20, to build the Command and Control and Communications Network Transport (C2CNT)-East facility on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Brussels NCO Has Ringside View at NATO Summit

    Apr 27, 2009

    BRUSSELS - A U.S. Army Garrison Brussels military policeman participated in the ceremony to mark NATO's 60th Anniversary April 5 in Strasbourg, France, serving as the U.S. flag bearer during the opening ceremony.

  • Tropic Lightning Security Detachment Donates Books to Local Tikrit Schools

    Apr 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 25th Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division's Security Detachment distributed dozens of boxes of text books to several local "primary schools", near Tikrit, Iraq, April 20.

  • The Voices of the CH-47 Chinook

    Apr 27, 2009

    For many first-time passengers, these voices are noises, threatening to deafen unprotected ears and, still, overwhelming even the protected. For the Soldiers and military personnel who operate these aircraft daily on an intimate level, these voices are clear and defined, speaking volumes of information. The CH-47 Chinook Helicopter's remarkable hold over those who know it best.

  • Wounded Warrior NCO Returns to Qualification Range

    Apr 27, 2009

    The last time Sgt. Bret Cherry, 25, participated in the M-16 Zero Qualification Range was in 2006. He shot at the sharpshooter level, ranging between 33 and 37 out of 40 possible hits. Three years later, the wounded warrior returned to the firing line April 15 at Camp Bullis along with Brooke Army Medical Center's Troop Command Soldiers with one goal in mind; to remain on active duty.

  • NCO Receives Bronze Star

    Apr 27, 2009

    It was to no surprise even to his wife, Belinda Reed, after he thanked a crowd of more than 40 Soldiers, medical and civilian staff members April 17 during his Bronze Star ceremony in the Center for Intrepid foyer, that he also had a special message for fellow amputees.

  • 18th MPs tackle Warrior Adventure Quest

    Apr 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - To enhance unit cohesion and provide leadership opportunities, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 18th Military Police Brigade took its Soldiers to Wiesbaden on April 16 to participate in a Warrior Adventure Quest program being offered by Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Army employees set new standard, save DOD millions

    Apr 27, 2009

    Logistics Support Activity and Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed up to win the 2008 Defense Standardization Program Achievement Award for helping the Department of Defense save millions of dollars.

  • Employees repair, return VIS components

    Apr 27, 2009

    Critical communications assets are being overhauled here as part of a $4.4 million dollar repair and return program.

  • Hohenfels welcomes ATVs to FMWR fleet

    Apr 27, 2009

    The arrival of 22 brand-new All Terrain Vehicles makes U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels' Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation outdoor recreation program the first in Europe with the vehicles.

  • Military children overcome obstacles, enjoy unique overseas opportunities

    Apr 27, 2009

    While no one tries to pretend that life as a military child is easy, those most up-front about the hardships they face are the children themselves. Ask a group of children of any age what it's like being a military child and they won't shy away from telling it like it is.

  • Casey 500 opens for the season

    Apr 27, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Casey Community Activity Center held a Grand Opening of USAG-Casey's 500 Go Kart Track April 18.

  • Obstacle Course challenges Soldiers in Warrior Country

    Apr 26, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY- Soldiers from units across Warrior Country came to the Hovey obstacle course, also known as the confidence course, to compete in the first annual Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation obstacle course challenge. The event had 319 Soldiers participate in four different categories of the competition: individual men's open, individual women's open and the men's and women's team event.

  • Yolanda Adams blesses Warrior Country during concert

    Apr 26, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Gospel sensation Yolanda Adams came to entertain Warrior Country Soldiers and Family members with a concert at the USAG-Casey Hanson Field House, April 18. The show was the second of the four Adams performed during her tour in Korea.

  • Korean Service Corps train at North Star Range

    Apr 26, 2009

    NORTH STAR RANGE - Training for 82 of the 176 men of the 15th Korean Service Corps stationed on Camp Stanley began April 16 on North Star Range adjacent to Camp Stanley. Training consisted of 17 test subjects in four categories. The four categories consisted of field first aid, nuclear, biological and chemical defense, weapons familiarization with the M9 pistol and M16 series rifle, and military map reading.

  • Chief of Chaplains praises Warrior Country chaplains and assistants

    Apr 26, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, Chief of Chaplains, Pentagon, recognized and commended the work the chaplains and chaplains' assistants are doing in Korea at a luncheon held April 19 at the USAG-Casey Indian Head Golf Course. Carver visited Korea to see the different types of work chaplains and chaplains' assistants are conducting in Korea compared to what Soldiers in the same job field do stationed in the United States. "Everyone speaks about how great of an assignment Korea is, and I have to agree," Carver said. "Korea is a great place to serve and a well kept secret. Every time we come we fall more in love with this great land. The Soldiers morale is high and the Korean people and their culture make Korea a rewarding assignment."

  • Army Hawaii gives thanks to volunteers

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 25 community volunteers, senior spouses and garrison leadership rallied together the morning of April 20 to kick off the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Volunteer Appreciation Week activities with a special breakfast and shopping event at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Main Exchange, here.

  • Blue Star Card holders learn to paddle like professionals

    Apr 24, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - Blue Star Card members grabbed paddles and stood next to large stand-up paddleboards at Pokai Bay Beach, April16, for a lesson from the Schofield Barracks Outdoor Recreation Center (ODR).

  • FMWR pools prepared to make a splash this summer

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Opportunities for swimming on the island of Oahu are plentiful whether at the beach or at one of the four Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) swimming pools available to residents of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) communities and Army families stationed here.

  • Fort Riley Boy Scouts help clean up marina

    Apr 24, 2009

    A local Boy Scout Troop volunterred to help cleanup the marina in preparations for the marina opening in May.

  • Reenactors provide living history lesson to Fort Riley students

    Apr 24, 2009

    Historial reenactors show students what life was like during the Civil War era.

  • Pinwheels ignite abuse awareness

    Apr 24, 2009

    HONOLULU - Eli Joor, 8, held the shiny blue metallic pinwheel in his hands and carefully placed it onto the lawn of the State Capitol building here, April 20.

  • Fort Riley earns 'tree city' title for 22nd year

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Riley is named a Tree City USA community for the 22nd year in a row for its commitment to community forestry.

  • Spring fling provides play day for Fort Riley families and new parents

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Riley families enjoyed their time together during the Spring Fling event at Fort Riley.

  • Earthday Festival: AHFH promotes sustainable communities

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "When is my interview'" 10-year-old Aaron Washington eagerly inquired, repeatedly. The Solomon Elementary School fourth grader wanted to make certain he would be on-the-record concerning his views about Earth Day. He came prepared to share his environmental wisdom.

  • Holocaust survivor shares story during remembrance at Fort Riley

    Apr 24, 2009

    A former Big Red One Soldier returns to tell his story about his experiences during the Holocaust of World War II.

  • Soldier receives Soldier's Medal for saving young boy in Afghanistan

    Apr 24, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Kevin P. Sanders believes that he was born to be an infantryman. Having completed five deployments, he understands the sacrifice and bravery that accompanies combat, so when he witnessed an Afghan boy near death, his instincts immediately came into play.

  • Directorate of Public Works leader named best support executive

    Apr 24, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Recently, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) earned several environmental and conservation awards. However, the programs that garnered the recognition didn't happen in a vacuum. In fact, they had to be nurtured like seedlings in a garden.

  • Firefighters put out training fires on Fort Riley

    Apr 24, 2009

    Manhattan fire fighters came to Fort Riley to train on Fort Riley's fire simulators.

  • Fort Riley aviation Soldiers fly to North Dakota to help with flood relief

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Riley aviation Soldiers flew to the flood stricken areas in North Dakota.

  • Community center pool opens at Fort Shafter

    Apr 24, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Residents of Army Hawaii Family Housing (AHFH) have a new amenity to enjoy here.

  • HMR CDC Parade

    Apr 24, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii -The Child Development Center', here, held a parade, April 16, in honor of Month of the Military Child (MOMC). Escorted by the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii military police and fire department, more than 175 children and parents marched to patriotic songs, blew bubbles and had fun celebrating the military's smallest heroes.

  • Basic trainees compete in combat olympics

    Apr 24, 2009

    Basic trainees compete against each other in the 434th FA Combat Olympics

  • Swanson: Find positive role models

    Apr 24, 2009

    In the 11 years Staff Sgt. Lisa Swanson has served, she has been deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Disability does not mean unemployable

    Apr 24, 2009

    A contract worker with a disability makes herself employable.

  • Spouses' career program expanded

    Apr 24, 2009

    A new career program that provides up to $6,000 for a military spouse's education and training has been expanded Army wide.

  • Post remembers Holocaust victims

    Apr 24, 2009

    On Sunday, Chaplain (Col.) Robert Eldridge recalled a visit he made to northwest Germany years ago. The landscape was a lush green, he said. It was beautiful, he said, all except for the area inside of Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp.

  • Mustion to leave SSI

    Apr 24, 2009

    The commander of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute will be leaving Fort Jackson. Brig. Gen. Richard Mustion has been chosen to become the new adjutant general and commander of the Army's Physical Disability Agency and executive director of the Military Postal Service Agency in Alexandria, Va.

  • King of the drill: 1-13 Soldier seizes this year's DSoY title

    Apr 24, 2009

    A drill sergeant from Company A, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment has been named Fort Jackson's Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • FA 30 students build cultural awareness

    Apr 24, 2009

    An expert in cultural awareness spoke to students at the Functional Area 30 Qualification Course during their two-week multi-echelon exercise April 14-23 at the Battle Command Training Center.

  • Housing tops items weighed at town hall meeting

    Apr 24, 2009

    More than 100 members of the Fort Jackson community participated in a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Solomon Center.

  • CAC-T welcomes new leader

    Apr 24, 2009

    Col. Paul E. Funk II officially became deputy commander of the Combined Arms Center-Training at an assumption of responsibility ceremony April 17.

  • Garden plots provide vets therapeutic relief

    Apr 24, 2009

    A new garden plot for disabled veterans will produce more than fruits and vegetables, its organizers say. It will also be a place of hope.

  • Mangudais Ride Again

    Apr 24, 2009

    Thursday and Friday, 44 Fort Knox senior NCOs took up the challenge from Armor Center Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell to participate in a Mangudai exercise.

  • Got milk' One mom feels bottled up

    Apr 24, 2009

    For 12 weeks, four days and 10 hours, I've been obsessed with milk. Specifically, breast milk.

  • Iraqi, Afghan find home in U.S. Army

    Apr 24, 2009

    Earlier this month, when Balsam, an Army private, graduated from Basic Combat Training with his fellow Soldiers of Fort Jackson's 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, it was the third time he had completed military training.

  • Volunteers log hours, garner awards

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Polk unit leaders and agency supervisors assembled to recognize installation volunteers and to award the volunteer of the year April 21.

  • Detachment records history as it happens

    Apr 24, 2009

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk continue to make history. The 45th Military History Detachment, from Fort Gillem, Ga., validated during a rotation through JRTC with the 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. The detachment, the first of its kind to validate at either JRTC or the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Ca., is one of 25 other MHDs across the Army.

  • Fort Polk great - getting greater

    Apr 24, 2009

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's commanding general, Brig. Gen. James C. Yarbrough, highlights some of the improvements and new construction taking place on the installation.

  • Exercise, exercise, exercise: Fort Rucker trains for the worst

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Rucker's Force Protection Exercise (FPE) climaxed April 23 when a mock terrorist detonated a suicide bomb among first response team members in the Allen Heights neighborhood.

  • Artifact donations to Fort McCoy help celebrate 'A Century of Service'

    Apr 24, 2009

  • Daddy's home: Policy OKs Soldiers' paternity leave

    Apr 24, 2009

    When Capt. Rodney Jackson's wife, Demetra, had their first daughter two years ago, he had to use part of his annual leave in order to spend time with his family.

  • Fort McCoy readies for fishing season to opener

    Apr 24, 2009

  • Chaplain answers call to the stage

    Apr 24, 2009

    As a chaplain, Air Force Lt. Col. Gary Ziccardi is used to speaking in front of audiences. However, in March, he took on new role as actor and singer in a musical at Columbia's Town Theatre.

  • Fort McCoy Fire Department enlists new 'staff' to help with safety talks

    Apr 24, 2009

  • Mettle test: Drill sergeants compete for title

    Apr 24, 2009

    Twenty of Fort Jackson's drill sergeants are battling to be named the Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Fort McCoy Youth learn that Character Counts!

    Apr 24, 2009

  • 'One Call' connects schools, parents

    Apr 24, 2009

    For parents looking for up-to-date information on Fort Jackson schools, those updates are now as close as their own phones.

  • Click: Soldiers should never give up

    Apr 24, 2009

    In the 17 years Staff Sgt. Tracy Click has served, he has been deployed to Iraq three times.

  • Mangudais Ride Again at Knox

    Apr 24, 2009

    Even though many are not in combat arms specialties, the senior NCOs worked together to meet the challenges of Mangudai.

  • Soldiers, families get glimpse of home-to-be in Schweinfurt

    Apr 24, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- The long road from Mannheim, Germany, to Schweinfurt just got a little bit shorter for 96 Soldiers and family members from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion who visited the community that they will soon call home April 22.

  • Iraqis, Soldiers Respond to Vehicle Collision

    Apr 24, 2009

    A day like any other day for several Soldiers serving with the 607th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, instantly halted, as local Iraqis and U.S. military Soldiers took action to administer medical aid to injured Iraqis at a moments notice.

  • Army wins three Department of Defense awards for environmental stewardship

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army installations earned three Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2008, recognizing progress in environmental quality, natural resources conservation and cultural resources management.

  • Army brats get dose of parent's physical training

    Apr 23, 2009

    It's the Month of the Military Child," said Nancy Starnes, Child and Youth Services director. "They need to know all of the ins and outs of what their moms and dads do, and it's about physical fitness." Units excused their Soldiers from physical training so they could do PT with their children in the program, and the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade provided Soldiers to lead the group in PT activities.

  • Spouses get the drill

    Apr 23, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., - Dozens of spouses and family members learned what their Soldier does at work on a daily basis during the Drill Sergeant Spouse Seminar, last week. "Drill sergeants are working wicked hard hours," said Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. "This program was designed to give you all a better idea of what the drill sergeant does."

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Fort Hood Earns Sustainability Recognition

    Apr 23, 2009

    At Fort Hood, Texas, sustainability means, among other things, inventing a money-saving energy contract, resetting traffic signals to reduce carbon monoxide emissions and profitably recycling more than 9,700 tons of materials. These initiatives highlight an innovative sustainability program recognized for its many successes and Armywide applicability. The latest honor came in January, when Fort Hood earned the Fiscal Year 2008 Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award.

  • Company commander pushing safety harder

    Apr 23, 2009

    Company commander uses homespun wittisms to keep safety uppermost in young Soldiers' minds. An accidental death brings the message home.

  • U.S. Signal Center wins distributed learning award

    Apr 23, 2009

    The Signal Center and LandWarNet eUniversity were selected by an Army Training Support Center panel to receive the TRADOC distributed Learning Champion Award for 2008.

  • NCO filling important role

    Apr 23, 2009

    Fort Gordon NCO fills important role at the 2009 Presidential Inaugural.

  • Recycling: more than just papers, plastics, cans

    Apr 23, 2009

    Soldiers and Civilian employees supporting the military can receive rewards for going above and beyond the call of duty. While no awards will be given for turning in hazardous household waste between 10 a.m. and noon today at Jacob's Park on Fort McPherson, those who turn in items can leave with the satisfaction of knowing they excelled in doing their part to save the environment.

  • Olympic medalist tells Soldiers they are real American heroes

    Apr 23, 2009

    During his nine years in the Army, Rodney Smith had an important Army mission: representing his country in the Olympics Greco-Roman wrestling competition. While he gained fame from his 1992 and 1996 competitions, especially in his 1992 bronze medal performance, Smith told Soldiers at Fort McPherson that their contributions today are just as important and necessary as his.

  • Post-closure boon for Georgia university system

    Apr 23, 2009

  • Commander helps polish 'jewels,' bring out their shine

    Apr 23, 2009

    One aspect of education is to expand a child's vocabulary, but April 16, a dozen girls from Jewell C. Anderson Elementary School in Conley were encouraged to decrease their lexicon. "You need to take 'I can't' and 'I won't' out of your vocabulary," said Col. Deborah Grays. "You can be anything you want to be."

  • Preston recognizes NCO success

    Apr 23, 2009

    Eighteen new noncommissioned officers were among those who received kudos from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston here April 16.

  • Arsenal's Spartan 14: Elitist without elitism

    Apr 23, 2009

    Among the nearly 600 Watervliet Arsenal employees is a small group of adventurists who should be called the Spartan 14. These 14 are not exactly like King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, but don't think that these select few are anything other than warriors who readily accept risk when others may take the safer road. These elite machinists make up the Arsenal's prototype components development team.

  • Tiger to treat troops to Fourth of July weekend at AT&T National

    Apr 23, 2009

    Tiger Woods vowed April 20 to dedicate his AT&T National PGA Tour event to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces for the third consecutive year. The AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods will donate 30,000 tickets for retired veterans, active-duty troops, Reservists and their Families to attend the tournament July 2-5 at Congressional Country Club.

  • Local Students Shadow Redstone Workers for Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Sixty students from Huntsville High and Johnson High took part in the annual Job Shadow Day at Redstone Arsenal on Thursday. The students were given tours, hands-on experiences, and mentoring from the Software Engineering Directorate, Prototype Integration Facility, and the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment labs. But new this year is the integration of a pilot program called Army Education Outreach Program launched by the Aviation and Missile Command. The AEOP is designed to engage and guide students and teachers in science, math, engineering and technology. Shadow Day was hosted by AMCOM in partnership with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. "Today, you are a part of an effort to explain what we do," said Ronnie Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander. He welcomed the students at SED and explained the command's mission as it relates to the different organizations that the students were about to experience. "What we do is all about supporting Soldiers out there who are fighting for us every day."

  • Thirty-five years later

    Apr 23, 2009

    I wasn't very old in April of 1974, but it made a heck-of-an impression on me. That was the year I added the word "tornado" to my vocabulary. It is remembered as "the year of the great tornado outbreak" because of the 148 tornados that were spawned in 13 states over a 16 hour period. I was too young to understand anything but, "hide from the wind." End: There are countless emergency situations that can arise, and when one community is called to help another the best possible scenario is that everyone involved took the time to be prepared.

  • Children Hunt for Eggs, Candy at Vincent Park

    Apr 23, 2009

    Cloudy skies and cool temperatures didn't keep the crowds away during the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at Vincent Park. More than 500 children and their families participated in the event, sponsored by Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation's Child Youth and School Services. "It is a testament to this program that this event gets larger and larger every year," said Andre Terry, chief of CYSS.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • Community Turns Out to Cheer Reserve Engineers

    Apr 23, 2009

    Spc. Ryan Roussell of Huntsville and Spc. David Allen of Madison have something they are taking with them to Iraq that will remind them of home in Alabama. They are taking each other. The two Reserve Soldiers have been friends since they were little boys. Now, they are marching off together to join in overseas contingency operations as members of the Reserve's 375th Engineering Company based in Huntsville. Both single, the two Soldiers are looking forward to seeing a different part of the world, serving their country while wearing the uniform and making a difference in the lives of people who have lived through war, death and destruction. They will be among 180 Soldiers who will deploy to Iraq for a year to join efforts in rebuilding forward operating bases, and community buildings and infrastructure. "I'm ready for it and I'm excited. I'm ready to go and do what needs to be done for the country and come back safe," Roussell said, as his family surrounded him following a deployment ceremony for the 375th at Butler High School on April 11. "It's good," said his grandfather, 84-year-old Bill Roussell, a World War II veteran. "He wouldn't be satisfied unless he went over there. He's been a Soldier for two years and this is what he needs to do."

  • Volunteers make a world of difference

    Apr 23, 2009

    Yesterday we celebrated and honored some very special people at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem. Their efforts go largely unnoticed by the masses, but these 585 people make this year's National Volunteer Week theme, "Volunteers make a world of difference," come to life and take on real meaning. At just $10 a hour, our volunteers' 29,739 hours of labor would have cost the Army nearly $300,000. But volunteers' time cannot be measured with a dollar value, nor can what they contribute be counted as merely savings to the bottom line of a budget. They do so much more.

  • Amputee makes history

    Apr 23, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey made history here last week as the first amputee to attend the Warrant Officer Career College (WOCC).

  • 11th Trans. Bn. prepares for yearly JLOTS mission at Fort Story

    Apr 23, 2009

    11th Trans. Bn. mini-JLOTS at Fort Story

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • U.S. TRANSCOM commander visits Eustis

    Apr 23, 2009

    US TRANSCOM commander visits Eustis

  • Military takes center stage during Virginia general assembly

    Apr 23, 2009

    VA general assembly

  • Kids' spirits soar at 'Abuse Prevention' event

    Apr 23, 2009

    Jaela Poirrier, 4, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jessica Poirrier, a paralegal NCO with the Staff Judge Advocate Group of U.S. Army Central, and Demetris Crittenden, lead military pay technician for the Defense Military Pay Office at Fort McPherson, uses a hoop to play tug of war with several of her classmates April 15 at Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson. In support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Fort McPherson Family Advocacy Program staff hosted a morning of activities like kite flying and bubble blowing to provide the children with an escape from the everyday.

  • Shoplifting: Is it worth getting caught'

    Apr 23, 2009

    The risk of shoplifting

  • Fort Stewart Mobilization Branch Readies Soldiers for Deployment

    Apr 23, 2009

    At Fort Stewart, the job of making sure that each brigade meets the requirements for mobilization falls on the shoulders of the Mobilization Branch of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

  • Article 32 Hearing Begins at Fort Stewart

    Apr 23, 2009

    An investigative Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, a 3rd Infantry Division Soldier, charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sergeant Wesley Durbin while serving in Iraq began April 20, at Fort Stewart.

  • Quartermaster Soldier Makes Children's Book a Family Affair

    Apr 23, 2009

    When a Soldier deploys, he or she has a responsibility to help their children deal with the deployment. Staff Sergeant James Menard helped his now 5-year-old son Gabe by writing him a children's book. Once Staff Sgt. Menard, a shower, laundry, and clothing repair specialist with 473rd Quartermaster Company, 260th QM Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield, was finished with the story, he sent it to his brother, John, who did the illustrations.

  • Fort Belvoir Little League Season kicks off

    Apr 23, 2009

    Little League baseball's 2009 season kicked off in its usual rousing fashion with an opening ceremony April 18. Fitted in team jerseys and baseball caps, the teams paraded onto the field for the festivities. Youth Sports Director Jerry Arrington began the ceremony by welcoming the crowd, team and coaches, and introducing 37-year league president Bill Behring.

  • Gadson tests power knee

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army Lt. Col. Greg Gadson enjoyed a stroll Thursday on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While that may not sound newsworthy, for Gadson and his team of caregivers it certainly was. Gadson, 43, of Fort Belvoir, is an Army officer whose legs were amputated above the knees and the first person in the world to receive the completed version of the second generation of the Ossur Power Knee prosthetics device.

  • Fort Stewart Hospital Recognizes Selfless Service of Volunteers

    Apr 23, 2009

    Over the past year, more than 100 Red Cross volunteers have worked for a combined 17,500 hours at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Ga., and their hard work was recognized in a ceremony, April 14. The total number of volunteer hours adds up to more than $331,000 in man-power,

  • Fort Stewart Girl Donates Time, Soda Can Tabs

    Apr 23, 2009

    Paige Streeper, 9, the daughter of Warrant Officer Michael Streeper, an Air Defense C41 Systems integrator with the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, and third grader at Button Gwinnett Elementary School in Hinesville, is passionately giving her time, and even tooth fairy money, to support the Savannah Ronald McDonald House. Paige donated 91,000 pop tabs, equal to 72 pounds, to the Ronald McDonald House Charities after getting her entire school and Tae Kwon Do class involved in the collection efforts.

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