Archive: IMCOM

Showing 18000-18100 of 21307 items, Subscribe to RSS Feed
 
  • USAG Celebrates Easter

    Apr 16, 2009

    Chap. (Lt. Col.) Dennis A. Niemeier, Fort McPherson Catholic chaplain, celebrates Easter Mass Sunday at the Cantonment Chapel at Fort McPherson. Easter services were held at each of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem chapels, and a sunrise service was held on Fort McPherson's Hedekin Field.

  • Aviation forensics team protects crews

    Apr 16, 2009

    Joint Combat Assessment Team identifies ways to help protect future aircrews, passengers and aircraft through the collection of forensic evidence.

  • 'Top' takes care of Soldiers, molds, mentors them

    Apr 16, 2009

    Nineteen years might not be enough to qualify for a retirement from the Army, but it is enough time to see a lot of change. Since enlisting, 1st Sgt. Anthony Daniel, first sergeant for Company A, U.S. Army Garrison, has viewed much of that change, served through several conflicts and two wars and has changed his military occupation specialty, but he said the one constant he has seen through it all is the professionalism of the Soldiers serving.

  • FORSCOM, garrison launch Facebook groups

    Apr 16, 2009

    As part of the U.S. Army Forces Command strategic communication strategy, a Facebook group site has been launched for FORSCOM Soldiers, family members and civilians to collaborate and communicate with each other in this digital age. Featuring news, photos, videos and a discussion board, the FORSCOM group site is a way to get involved in social media and to provide relevant and meaningful exchange outside of the workplace.

  • Fort Lee to Start Chapter Dedicated to Sgt. Audie Murphy

    Apr 16, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Zelon Odom is Fort Lee's point man to establish a Sgt. Audie Murphy Club chapter on post. The Quartermaster Center and School's Operations noncommissioned officer in charge, Odom has been an SAMC member 11 years. He said SAMC members endeavor to set themselves apart from their peers, and that was his motivation to attain membership.

  • 510th HRC outlasts 611th SOC to capture intramural basketball championship

    Apr 16, 2009

    510th vs 611th intramural basketball championship

  • I. A.M. Strong tool to help prevent sexual assaults

    Apr 16, 2009

    April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and provides us with an opportunity to highlight the Army's ongoing commitment and initiatives to aggressively address sexual harassment and assault.

  • Chasing History

    Apr 16, 2009

    The 217th Military Police Detachment from Fort Lee, Va., ran the nearly 100-mile route during the annual Lee's Retreat April 8.

  • There's no place like home...EOD team redeploys

    Apr 16, 2009

    Friends and Family members of 25 Soldiers from the 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) wave to the bus carrying their loved ones home as it pulls into the Neal Fitness Center parking lot on Fort Gillem. The 52nd Soldiers returned Saturday from a 15-month tour in support of Task Force Troy at Camp Victory, Iraq. While deployed, the Soldiers defeated more than 4,000 improvised explosive devices, captured tens of thousands of ordnance and disrupted insurgent networks that targeted Soldiers. See page 16 for more photos.

  • 597th Transportation Group selects NCO, Soldier of the year

    Apr 16, 2009

    597th NCO of the year competiiton

  • PPPT program helps maintain fitness for soon-to-be Soldier moms

    Apr 16, 2009

    Pregnant Soldier PT

  • Safety First

    Apr 16, 2009

    Motorcycle, safety

  • The Greenest of the Green

    Apr 16, 2009

    The recently completed neighborhood center in Fairfax Village on Fort Belvoir is one of the greenest buildings on post, according to Clark Realty.

  • Month of the Military Child:Proud to be a brat

    Apr 16, 2009

    The word "brat" is usually a negative term and typically used when describing badly behaved children. However, "military brat" is not considered to be a derogatory term and is usually one of endearment. During April, Month of the Military Child, it is especially important to honor the strength and adaptability these children have.

  • Living with autism: EDIS helps family adapt

    Apr 16, 2009

    When you look at Susie Dzreke, you see a nearly 3-year-old girl, who probably tops out her growth chart. But if you spend any time with her, you'll notice she doesn't make eye contact or speak, she moves almost constantly - mostly spinning - and she likes things a specific way - her books must be open and her colored blocks must form a line. Susie has autism.

  • Resetting after deployment: Helicopter reset program ensures aircraft are ready to fly after years i

    Apr 16, 2009

    Mannheim's Coleman Barracks is the site of some important work that directly helps Soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Without the work of hundreds of maintenance workers there, many of the Army's aircraft would not be ready for use after long deployments.

  • Blankets for a babies - a message of love

    Apr 16, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Handmade blankets piled high are now a staple at the American Red Cross. A new program called "Blankets for Babies" has been established for family members in the Baumholder community who have had a baby while their Soldier was deployed.

  • Command-directed EROD delivers severe consequences

    Apr 16, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Civilian misconduct and poor decisions overseas can lead to a range of consequences, ranging from community service to being involuntarily removed from the country.

  • NCOs guide German counterparts through weapons training

    Apr 16, 2009

    Bamberg, Germany -- With this month's Year of the NCO theme being diversity, having noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg unite with German soldiers seems appropriate. Soldiers from Warner Barracks welcomed members of the German army's 2nd Company, 466th Maintenance Battalion for two days of training, interaction and camaraderie.

  • Army couple reaffirms commitment to serve

    Apr 15, 2009

    Spc. Bradley Tollberg, a scout in the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and his wife, Spc. Sadie Tollberg, the nuclear, biological and chemical clerk for Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, reenlisted together in front of the 3rd HBCT's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial on Fort Benning, April 9.

  • Sustainment Bde Soldiers Volunteer At Local Schools

    Apr 15, 2009

    Four Soldiers From 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Volunteered Their Time To Read To Students From The First Presbyterian Christian Academy As Part Of Read Across Liberty Day, A Day Dedicated To Reading Education And Awareness Sponsored By Liberty Kiwanis Club Of Liberty County And The Rotary Club Of Hinesville.

  • Leaders look at environmental stewardship

    Apr 15, 2009

    With Earth Day approaching, federal officials and Army leaders examined both the past and future of environmental protection during a visit to Fort Meade April 14.

  • NCOs are 'backbone' of the Army

    Apr 15, 2009

    Former CECOM Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Miguel Buddle reflects on the crucial role that NCOs play in the Army.

  • Fiber optics training offered to Fort Meade Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers

    Apr 15, 2009

    About 20 Soldiers from Fort Meade's Warrior Transition Unit took part in a six-week training course in fiber optic technology on Fort Meade. Students completed the class with 12 credits from Baker University in Wichita, Kan., and certification for handling fiber optics from Electronics Technicians Association International.

  • Citizen Soldiers mobilize for deployment

    Apr 15, 2009

    Hundreds gathered for the mobilization ceremony for Alpha Company, 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion April 13 at the Fort Meade Pavilion. More than 100 Soldiers left for duty in Iraq later that afternoon.

  • Day of the Sniper: 'Million dollar' shot clears road in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    The four man sniper team hardly dared to breathe. For two days and nights they had waited for the right situation, and it was finally here. To Sgt. 1st Class Brandon McGuire it seemed that all his prior experience had prepared him for this moment.

  • Garrison Intern Returns to her Childhood Roots

    Apr 15, 2009

    Candra Buchanan knows a lot about support for Soldiers and their families because she grew up as a military child. Now as a member of the Garrison Intern Program, she wants to do what she can for future generations. Born in Huntsville, she traveled as a military family member. "We lived all over the world," she said. "I grew up on military bases." The experience helped mold Buchanan's personality. "I'm laid back," she said. "I'm more of an observer. Going to different countries and always meeting new people, I learned to sit back and watch a little at first. I like to kind of assess the situation before I jump in."

  • Education Outreach Aimed at Inspiring Future Workers

    Apr 15, 2009

    Recruiting for civilian jobs at Redstone Arsenal can start at an early age. While high school students would naturally be the primary target for Army civilians involved in AMCOM's Education Outreach Program, they are also talking to children in local elementary and middle schools in hopes of inspiring younger students who have an interest in science and math to someday look to the Arsenal for employment. BRAC and the decline in the number of young people entering science and math fields has caused "concern about having enough people to fill jobs," AMCOM deputy commander Ronnie Chronister said. "This is an opportunity for mission failure. We want kids in high school and college thinking they have an opportunity for a career at Redstone Arsenal."

  • Thanking Civilians for Joining the War Effort

    Apr 15, 2009

    Crispin Banda has deployed to Iraq three times. But that's not enough. He has just volunteered to deploy a fourth time. He will leave in June for a 179-day deployment to Balad. Although he is very much a part of today's war effort, Banda no longer wears a uniform. The retired sergeant first class deploys as a civilian, representing the Logistics Support Activity and the logistics information warehouse. What motivates Banda to volunteer to travel to a war zone' The eyes of the Soldiers. "I've traveled all through Iraq training Soldiers," he said. "It's all about the war fighter. I can see it in their eyes. I want to be there to help them. I feel our mission is important to the war fighter. I'm a DA civilian teaching them. I don't carry a gun. I carry the weapon of knowledge."

  • Redstone Arsenal Gates Entering Modern Era

    Apr 15, 2009

    On the surface, the changes taking place at Redstone Arsenal's gates may look to drivers like a move toward modernization. Although modernization is certainly one objective of the renovations, for security personnel working for the Directorate of Emergency Services the changes also represent a move toward additional safety and security for the entire Redstone Arsenal community. With this week's opening of the new Gate 1 on Martin Road, Arsenal employees will get a driver's view of the new gate house, guard booths, overhead canopy, curbing, speed humps, truck bypass and emergency traffic signals. What they won't see is the steel cable grab-it net that has been installed just underneath the road surface that can be instantly activated to stop vehicles from entering or exiting the Arsenal. "All of our gates will eventually have this modern new appearance," said Phil Harrell, director of Emergency Services. "It is a standard Department of the Army design that has been used by our Directorate of Public Works and its contractors, and certified by the Corps of Engineers."

  • Honoring Those Behind the Soldier

    Apr 15, 2009

    Although the members of the Third Region of the Association of the U.S. Army do a lot to support the Soldier, a retired member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told those attending the region's annual awards dinner that they don't "truly understand" how important that support is to Soldiers and their families. And, he added, support for the Soldier within the Third Region is strongest in the area represented by AUSA's Redstone-Huntsville chapter. "What this great community does for Soldiers and their families here ... I don't think you truly understand what it means when you put your arms around these Soldiers," said retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, whose 36 years of service culminated with his role as the 32nd chief of staff - the senior general officer in the Army - and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is now the AUSA president and chief operating officer.

  • Soldiers utilize MOUT site, train on advanced scenario

    Apr 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment and its antennae units took advantage of their location at one of the Army's best training centers when they utlilized Hohenfels' Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites for part of their warrior leader skills training.

  • Soldier claims 'Best Warrior-NCO of the Year' victory

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Many Soldiers try to be the best, but few can claim the title. A 65th Medical Brigage Soldier has earned that right.

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. David Dasilma

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - There's an Army noncommissioned officer who works at the Acute Care Clinic inside Brian Allgood Community Hospital who has yet to deploy, but feels fearless and confident about leading Soldiers into combat.

  • Earth Day: Garrison focus groups suggest ways to improve overall Separate Or Recycle Trash refuse pr

    Apr 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - What would encourage more housing residents to properly separate and recycle their refuse' That's what garrison leaders asked community members during three days of focus groups at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center March 24-26.

  • Yongsan Soldiers enter NCO corps with rite of passage

    Apr 15, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Senior enlisted leaders welcomed 16 noncommissioned officers into the corps with an NCO Induction Ceremony April 14 at the Yongsan Multipurpose Training Facility.

  • EPA Administrator Jackson visits Fort Meade

    Apr 14, 2009

    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Maryland Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Representative John Sarbanes and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for the Environment Tad Davis visit Fort Meade for the EPA Environmental Science Center 10th anniversary celebration and tour of some of Fort Meade's Superfund sites.

  • Fort Polk's FCC Program needs more homes

    Apr 14, 2009

    Fort Polk's Army Family Child Care program needs more homes and providers. The program is run under the auspices of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Spending spring break at Camp Darby with Major League Baseball

    Apr 14, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - For 33 youth from RAF Lakenheath, England, and Germany's Ramstein Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, spring break provided an opportunity for a week of training at the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation Academy in Tirrenia.

  • German American football club offers a taste of home

    Apr 14, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Not getting enough football action during your tour in Germany' Well, the Franken Knights football club can help.

  • IMCOM-Europe hosting camp for children with deployed parents

    Apr 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting a summer camp designed specifically for children of deployed servicemembers.

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • Sexual assault victims have options

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The team at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's (USAG-HI) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program is teaching Soldiers the principles of the Army's new I. A.M. Strong sexual assault campaign.

  • JROTC cadets hone leadership skills during spring break

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 cadets represented the Army and Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) at the 38th Annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) held March 26-April 2, here, at Area X.

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Repeat after me," said Special Olympics athlete Kimo Costa. "Let me win."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Celebrating Military Children

    Apr 13, 2009

    The Manahattan mayor issued a proclamation during the Manhattan City Commission acknowledging April as the Month of the Military Child.

  • College brings puppet shows to post

    Apr 13, 2009

    Children at CYSS enjoyed several plays put on by theater college students from the Cloud County Community College (Geary County Campus) for children at Fort Riley. The plays were based on the stories and songs from "Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Itsy Bitsy Spider."

  • Two thumbs up - Book reading brings CSM Mann, Picerne reps to Ware Elementary

    Apr 13, 2009

    Fort Riley Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Mann stoped by the Ware Elementary School to read a book to the children of the school. The book was part of a free book give-away sponored by the Picerne Military Housing office.

  • Military council hosts day for Soldiers, Families

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers and family members enjoyed games, food, drinks and a movie courtesy of the Geary County Military Affairs Council.

  • 'Dragon' Brigade celebrates women's history

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 1st ID celebrated Women's History Month.

  • Soldiers duke it out at tournament

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers competed in the Fort Riley combatives tournament for a chance to go to the All-Army Combatives Tournament at Fort Benning, Ga. in October.

  • Command boards to emphasize customer service, new motto

    Apr 13, 2009

    Fort Riley customers at garrison shops and sections across post are the newly posted command boards. The wooden boards measuring 3 feet high by 4 feet wide are being constructed by carpenters within the Directorate of Logistics. Decals for 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Garrison will be at the top corners of each board. The boards will hold photographs of the commanding general, the division command sergeant major, the garrison commander, and the garrison command sergeant major. Below the row of photos will be a phone number to the person in charge of that particular section to handle any customer comments. The purpose of the boards is to assist Soldiers and their family members. The boards are there to remind them that they'll get the best possible treatment. The command boards are being mounted at dozens of locations, featuring the new garrison service motto "Duty first - service always."

  • 701st Brigade Support Battalion completes 24-hour physical challenge

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers from the 701st BSB, 4th Bde, 1st ID partcipated in a 24-hour grueling training mission to test their endurance and stamina.

  • Want to get immersed in Korean'

    Apr 13, 2009

    On-site language immersion available to DLIFLC students to help learn target language.

  • Simulators always valuable in military training

    Apr 13, 2009

    Video games have been popular since the 1970's and the U.S. military has tried to capitalize on this trend by creating a training program for their military members after realizing the gamer culture has become ingrained into this and future generations of citizens.

  • Easter Sunrise at Fort Monroe, Va.

    Apr 13, 2009

    A youngster from Suffolk, Va., releases doves during the Fort Monroe Easter Sunrise Service.

  • A physical fitness family

    Apr 13, 2009

    The value of physical fitness for Sgt. Derek Williams for hiw professional and personal life.

  • Month of the Military Child: Commentary on learning to roll with the punches

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- The life of a military child can be hard. Some people underestimate how hard it really is to be constantly uprooted, always having to pack up and leave right when a young person finally feels a sense of belonging.

  • 'Sex Signals' -- Duo uses comedy to address serious issue of sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2009

    'Make sure the person you're planning to have sex with wants to have sex with you' was the main advice given to Soldiers March 25 during Sexual Assault Awareness training.

  • Coping with an injured parent

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The deployment of a Soldier poses a number of challenges for a family - the biggest fear being the Soldier may not return.

  • Griffin Award: 501st MPs are best in U.S. Army Europe

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You are some amazing Soldiers," was the way Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, 1st Armored Division commander, put it in honoring the 501st Military Police Company with this year's Griffin Award.

  • Youths get inside look at Wiesbaden construction projects

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School second-graders got a construction update during a tour of four projects happening within a one-mile radius March 31 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Europe District officials.

  • Library program hooks 'Big Fish' author

    Apr 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries is resuming its "Conversations" literary discussion series in May with author and illustrator Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions," the basis for Tim Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish."

  • Runner proves he's no fool

    Apr 10, 2009

    Before he headed out to the race, Shannon Swords grabbed his cross country shoes with the half-inch spikes - just in case. It might have been April 1, but Swords proved that he was no fool. That little extra traction helped Swords conquer a slick five-kilometer course at Soldiers Field House in 18 minutes, 48.1 seconds in the first of three events in the annual Fort Lewis Intramural Cross Country Series. He crossed the finish line nearly three minutes ahead of Jeremy Kerfoot in second place.

  • Current Soldier, future coach

    Apr 10, 2009

    His past and future could intersect in the present. On Monday, Mark Knight of Fort Lewis will travel to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., to take the reins as head coach of the All-Army Women's Basketball Team at its trial camp. Less than two years from his retirement as a Soldier, the 43-year-old Knight could be auditioning for his second career.

  • Quick-thinking Fort Lewis Soldier saves young girl

    Apr 10, 2009

    Military heroes these days are mostly associated with performing extraordinary feats in combat. But one Fort Lewis Soldier earned the title, along with an Army Commendation Medal, by reacting to a crisis while driving home at the end of a typical duty day.

  • Dunwoody praises Fort Lewis logistics support

    Apr 10, 2009

    Handshakes and pats on the back were the minimum requirements that brought a senior logistician to Fort Lewis last week - the commanding general of Army Materiel Command and the first woman to earn four stars in the history of the U.S. Army. Letters and e-mails weren't enough to carry Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's message from the Beltway. Dunwoody said she felt compelled to make her first trip from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Fort Lewis last week to say thank-you first-hand to her subordinates and logistics associates for their efforts and dedication.

  • CYSS now offers all services under one roof - Family Covenant

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony April 6 for the new Child, Youth and School Services offices, which are now housed in the Army Community Service building on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Fort Lewis parents get questions answered at Parent University

    Apr 10, 2009

    It takes three years for most Soldiers to recover from the trauma of their experiences in Iraq. That's one thing Fort Lewis couples learned from keynote speaker Dr. Michael A. Colson during the 12th annual Parent University April 4 at Evergreen Elementary School.

  • Commentary: Here's to those senior NCOs - best of the best

    Apr 10, 2009

    There isn't a single Soldier in the Army, officer or enlisted, who hasn't been profoundly affected by a senior NCO. Whether it was a tough platoon sergeant who guided a young lieutenant through the pitfalls of leadership, a master sergeant who served as mentor and example for a staff section, or a command sergeant major who served as trusted friend and adviser to a senior commander, everyone in the Army can point back at a senior NCO who played a central role in success.

  • FSH kicks off Military Child, Child Abuse Month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Month and

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the covenant was exemplified at Fort Sam Houston April 3 with a calendar full of fun-filled events for children, Families, Soldiers and friends.

  • Cole student designs Army South Fiesta Medal - The Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commander of U. S. Army South, presented certificates of achievement to 15 Robert G. Cole High School students for their participation in designing an Army South fiesta medal March 31.

  • AMEDDC&S NCOs honor WWII heroes

    Apr 10, 2009

    Four Soldiers from B company, 264th Medical Battalion Soldiers, Sgts.1st Class William Gearhart, Ricardo Gutierrez and Staff Sgts. Eric Shepard and Robert Lemy, from U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School that got together March 28 and headed to White Sands, N.M. Their goal was to experience the most grueling and memorable marathon in the world, the Bataan Memorial Death March. This special Sunday at the end of March tells their story.

  • Fort Campbell Soldiers back at home

    Apr 10, 2009

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY - Noncommissioned Officers from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), lead the way through a variety of training events and award ceremonies since redeploying late last year. 101st CAB returned to Fort Campbell in December 2008, after a 12-month tour in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Leavenworth Soldiers train hard to earn German badge

    Apr 10, 2009

    A week of testing for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency concluded with an awards ceremony April 3 in the Lewis and Clark Center's Marshall Hall. About 95 Soldiers began the competition, and 54 badges were awarded at the gold level, four silvers and one bronze.

  • Fort Leavenworth MEDDACAca,!E+NCO overcomes issues to become leader

    Apr 10, 2009

    Sgt. Melinda Griffin served an Army at war for five years, preserved her marriage through deployment and became a rising star among noncommissioned officers - all by the age of 24.

  • Gillem activities equal eggcellent afternoon

    Apr 10, 2009

    Children from The Learning Center run to gather eggs in the playground behind the Fort Gillem Post Chapel April 3 during an Easter egg hunt sponsored by the 52nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EOD). The 52nd EOD has a mentorship program with the daycare center.

  • Garrison Intern Gives Back to Nature

    Apr 10, 2009

    Greg Hicks spent his childhood in love with the Alabama outdoors. Now working as a forester with the Garrison Intern Program, he is helping preserve the beauty and resources of the state he grew up in. "I was always in the woods," he said. "That's where I grew up. I love my job in forestry." Hicks graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's in forestry in 2004. Although he is an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, he said that attending a rival university wasn't as bad as one might think.

  • Noncommissioned Officer Won't Let Words Stop Him

    Apr 10, 2009

    Overcoming obstacles is a major part of growth in the Army. Triumphing over fear and hindrance helps develop a Soldier's desire to strive toward greatness. Sometimes you have to battle everyday to excel in your career. Such is the case with Staff Sgt. David Miron of the NCO Academy who battles a stammer when he speaks. It's something he has been dealing with since childhood and something he refuses to let stop him from achieving his goal in the Army and in life. "I think when I was about 4 or 5 is when I started seeing a speech therapist, and continued seeing the therapist for most of grade school," said Miron, looking back to when he first noticed his stammer.

  • 3rd MDSC NCOs read at Church Street Elementary

    Apr 10, 2009

    As one of their Year of the NCO projects, several NCOs from the 3rd Medical De-ployment Sup-port Command volunteered to support the Read Across America program by reading to Church Street Elementary School students at the school in Riverdale March 27

  • Fire safety campaign focuses on awareness, inspections

    Apr 10, 2009

    Increased fire prevention awareness is the goal of a campaign launched March 31 throughout the Installation Management Command (IMCOM). Campaign actions include promoting fire safety and increased inspections. The campaign extends through national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4 through 10, and concludes Oct. 31.

  • Sergeant major retires after serving 30 years

    Apr 10, 2009

    In 1979, the movie Rocky II had just been released. It was the same year Sgt. Maj. Arthur Adkins, U.S. Army Central, G-6 sergeant major of the Operational Command Post, visited a recruiter in Laurel, Miss., and made the decision to join the Army.

  • Fort McCoy Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Woodshop activities

    Apr 10, 2009

    Photos of activities at Fort McCoy's newly remodeled Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Woodshop

  • Fort McCoy's economic impact exceeds $1 billion

    Apr 10, 2009

    The total economic impact of Fort McCoy, Wis., for fiscal year (FY) 2008 was an estimated $1.127 billion, up from an estimated $863.1 million for FY 2007.

  • Record Turnout for FMWR Library's Open House

    Apr 10, 2009

    The international flavor of this year's Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Library Open House was a big hit March 31. Active duty, civilians and contractors began pouring into the facility shortly before 10 a.m. to get their free copies of "The Thief and the Dogs" by Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguid Mahfouz. The novel is the featured work for the 2009 Big Read in Madison County. "I'm impressed how enthusiastic our community is to embrace a writer from such a different culture," Post Library director Gail Alden said.

  • Fort McCoy schedules special Year of the NCO event, speaker

    Apr 10, 2009

    Fort McCoy will host a special Year of The NCO Event from noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 8. This event will recognize the leadership, professionalism, commitment, courage and dedication of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps, according to the Garrison Command Sergeant Major Command Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois.

  • Georgia DOE members receive Army commendation

    Apr 10, 2009

    State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox was awarded the U.S. Army's Freedom Team Salute commendation April 2 at the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for supporting members of the military and their Families.

  • Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House set for May 16

    Apr 10, 2009

    Fort McCoy will host its annual Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May 16. This year's open house will feature a mix of time-tested favorites and new activities. Fort McCoy is marking an important milestone in 2009 - its 100th anniversary. According to Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer Linda Fournier, the installation has contributed to the defense preparedness of the nation throughout its "Century of Service to America."

  • School Age Services has New Center for Growth

    Apr 10, 2009

    There's nothing like sitting around a table eating pizza and drinking punch with your buds. And that's exactly what six young boys were doing Friday during a reception following the grand opening and dedication of the Myra M. Garriott School Age Services Center. As they sat in the atrium of the new multi-functional, 22,602-square-foot building, the boys talked about their old SAS facility and the new center. All around them were the physical signs of the Army's commitment to children - a gift that includes four activity rooms, an arts and crafts room, a computer lab and homework center, two youth education rooms, a youth demo kitchen and a gym. "It's better than the old building," said 8-year-old Joseph Gordon.

  • U.S. Army Central co-hosts International Air and Missile Defense Symposium

    Apr 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Central and the Bahraini defense force co-hosted the second International Air and Missile Defense Symposium in Manama, Bahrain March 22 through 26.

  • Aviation Rockets Teams Work to Boost Efficiency

    Apr 10, 2009

    The PM JAMS Aviation Rockets Product Office, managed by Lt. Col. Derek Long, officially implemented a Lean Initiative through the signing March 11 of integrated product team charters. This initiative resulted from the PEO Missiles and Space green belt certification project of Gina Gastler, the Aviation Rockets All-Up-Round IPT lead.

  • Count the ways (22) you can conserve in honor of Earth Day

    Apr 10, 2009

    In honor of Earth Day - April 22 - here are some small changes you can make that could ultimately have a big impact on the environment.

  • Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve speaks to Fort McCoy NCO Academy Warrior Leader Course

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve was the guest speaker at the Fort McCoy NCO Academy Warrior Leader Course graduation March 20.

  • Saluting our Military Children

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April comes spring -- and the Army's Month of the Military Child. This year's month-long awareness of military-connected children kicked off April 1 with a ribbon cutting at the Child Development Center, followed by a parade and an impromptu dance festival for all the children and their teachers. "For the last 23 years, the month of April has been used to provide us an opportunity to pay tribute to our nation's youngest heroes," said Kara Pleasant, president of Redstone Arsenal's Parent Advisory Council, who spoke at the kickoff ceremony. "This is our time to recognize the unique challenges and struggles they face as well as acknowledge their contributions and unconditional support of our troops."

  • E-security machine comes to Fort Gillem MEPS

    Apr 10, 2009

    One of the first experiences people have with the military is "hurry up and wait." Thanks to a new device being implemented at Military Entrance Processing Stations, that wait time isn't nearly as long. The e-Security system is a biometric-based system that is replacing ink and paper signatures with a fingerprint, said Capt. Richard Laca, operations officer for the U.S. Atlanta MEPS at Fort Gillem.

  • Bamberg celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Parents and children of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg military community joined service support organizations on the installation April 4 to recognize the Month of the Military Child.

  • Month of the Military Child: Teens have impact on future Army policies

    Apr 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - The Army is a machine made up of many parts run by the highest officials in Washington. Funding a program takes an act of Congress; deploying Soldiers, an act of the President. But at the USAG Benelux, a 13-year-old boy is influencing decision makers on issues that could impact the Department of Defense.

  • Soldiers and Civilians clock fast times in Warrior Country Duathlon

    Apr 10, 2009

    CAMP HOVEY - Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered in front of the Hovey Physical Fitness Center April 4 to participate and witness the annual Warrior Country Duathlon Championship, which has been held in Warrior Country since 1990. The all-time record for the event, which included a 5 kilometer run, followed by a 30 kilometer bike race, and a final 5 kilometer run, was broken by 5 minutes for both the Men's senior and Men's open categories. It has been standing at 1:30 since the first championship in 1990.

  • "Looniversity" kids make blankets to send to Afghanistan

    Apr 10, 2009

    Kids made blankets to send to Afghanistan.

THE ARMY NOW

More Videos

STAND-TO!
WORLD VIEW(Links to external media)