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  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • First Army riders for safety

    Jun 5, 2009

    First Army hosts motorcycle safety ride

  • Fort McPherson summer camp

    Jun 5, 2009

    photos of the first week of Fort McPherson's summer camp

  • Company C, U.S. Army Garrison, becomes Headquarters Detachment, First Army

    Jun 5, 2009

    C, U.S. Army Garrison, reflags to Headquarters Detachment, First Army.

  • 'Top' Carr drives on; First Sergeant becomes Sergeant Major

    Jun 5, 2009

    Like growing pains, advancing in one's career can sometimes be a stressful experience. But like a child turning into an adult, moving on is necessary for one to reach their full potential. For Master Sgt. Chrisitan Carr, acting sergeant major for United States Army Garrison, the next stage in his development is becoming more than an acting sergeant major, but the real deal.

  • Spreading the word on public affairs

    Jun 5, 2009

    Spreading the word on public affairs

  • Colonels weave sorority sister ties through military careers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Six women living in the Atlanta area, all alumnae members of the historically African American sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, have more in common than just that-they are all colonels in the U.S. Army.

  • Fallen Soldier's name lives on at MEPS

    Jun 5, 2009

    Even as a child, Jonathan Ayers displayed characteristics that made his father Bill realize the military was probably in Jon's future. At the age of three, Jon had approached his father, looked down at Bill's shoes, and told him that they were dirty and needed to be cleaned. "That was Jon. He loved the spit and polish," Bill said. It was that love of the military, its culture, and more profoundly, the love of his fellow man, which would allow Jonathan to accomplish more in his short tenure in the Army than many others. And now, as of May 20, those personality traits will continue to live on and affect all recruits entering the military service at the Atlanta Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) on Fort Gillem. On May 20, the swearing in room, where recruits take the oath of enlistment, was dedicated as the Cpl. Jonathan Ayers U.S. Army Ceremony Room.

  • Army to celebrate 234 years of 'service commitment'

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 14 we will celebrate the Army's 234th birthday. This celebration gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by members of the greatest landfighting force in history and the commitment to service demonstrated by those who wear the uniform today.

  • Sgt. Major Kelvin Spencer joins Team Tobyhanna, brings skills, experience to top enlisted position

    Jun 5, 2009

    It's been a while since Tobyhanna's new sergeant major repaired electronics systems and components at an Army installation in Germany -- a career path that would, 28 years later, lead him here.

  • Many gather to celebrate military

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer and the Blue Force Tracking HUMVEE led the Tobyhanna contingent in Scranton's annual Armed Forces/Veterans Day Parade in Scranton on May 16.

  • Military spouses participate in annual spa day events

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Army Community Service Program sponsored the 3nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation "Spa" Day luncheon at The Landing May 13.

  • Bamberg's solar panel implementation supports DoD, Army goals

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bamberg's installment of solar panels at the energy plant costs around $250,000. Stadtwerke Bamberg, the company that operates the energy plant on Warner Barracks and supplies its utilities, made the investment. The company will receive incentives from the German government and the installation receives credit toward onsite-produced power.

  • Fort Riley's 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division 'Dragon' Brigade undergoes rigorous t

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Pregnancy conference brings centering program to Fort Riley's Irwin Army Commuity Hospital

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Reserve drill sergeants volunteer to train Afghan counterparts

    Jun 4, 2009

    More than half of Military Transition Team Class 70 is made up of drill sergeants, all Reserve Soldiers from the 95th Division. The group volunteered for the mission to mentor members of the Afghan police and Army.

  • Army designs education system for civilians

    Jun 4, 2009

    To help Department of Defense civilians continuously improve their skills, the Army uses the Civilian Education System, which is based on various course levels.

  • Fort Riley to celebrate Army, 1st ID birthday June 11

    Jun 4, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Two hundred and thirty four years of the U.S. Army and 92 years of the 1st Infantry Division will be celebrated in a joint ceremony.

  • From So-Called Enemy Aliens to U.S. Patriots

    Jun 4, 2009

    World War II and Korean War veteran Grant Ichikawa has experienced the dramatic change in the lives of Asian Pacific Americans. During the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ceremony May 27, he related how Asian immigrants were denied citizenship until after World War II. But today Asian Pacific Americans hold top positions in the presidential cabinet, Congress and the military.

  • USO brings 'a little piece of home' to Soldiers with first portable facility

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Community Honors Fallen Heroes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Under gray clouds that threatened rain, members of 20 military organizations were joined by hundreds of community residents in a patriotic, emotional and heart-warming ceremony at Maple Hill Cemetery to honor local military heroes on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony drew an estimated crowd of 800 attendees, who participated in a program that included patriotic music, the placing of memorial wreaths, a rifle salute, and comments from local community and military leaders. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony was hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and co-sponsored by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition.

  • Fort Drum Soldier receives Military Motherhood Award

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Author Shares her Life's Stories in Poetry

    Jun 4, 2009

    Many people dream of one day seeing their name on the cover of the first book they have written. For most of them, a dream is as far as the idea will ever go. Mary Dailey is living that dream. Dailey's book, titled "In My Comfort Zone," is a collection of poetry written over the years of her life. Her journey is reflected throughout its pages, from her childhood in Atmore to the present day.

  • Prep Rocket Designers Get Boost from Mentor

    Jun 4, 2009

    As a volunteer, Michael Murphy is having an influence on the future of aerospace. For the past three years, this engineer has given up many Tuesday afternoons and some Saturday mornings during the school year to help students at Stone Middle School explore the possibilities, limitations and challenges of rocketry. He has helped teams of students work with computer programs to design rockets, and then select materials to build and fly rockets. He has helped them analyze their flight results and make changes so that future flights are more and more successful.

  • Corporate Gift Lifts Vets Memorial Toward Reality

    Jun 4, 2009

    A $300,000 donation has put the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation much closer to its goal of raising about $4 million to build a veterans memorial in downtown Huntsville's Veterans Park. The donation, made by the Boeing Company, brings to nearly $2 million the amount of funds raised by the foundation. A symbolic check for $300,000 was presented by Boeing vice president Tony Jones to foundation chairman Bill Stender at a ceremony in Veterans Park on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony included AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. James Myles, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Rep. Parker Griffith and foundation fund-raising chairman retired Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet.

  • Humor Follows Chaplain into Retirement

    Jun 4, 2009

    With a sense of humor that quickly made him a hallmark on Redstone during an abbreviated assignment, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jim Benson said goodbye to the local Arsenal community and to the Army. After almost 25 years of service, Benson is giving up the military life to return home to his wife, Joanne, who is a special education teacher in San Antonio and his youngest daughter, Samantha, who is in architecture school in San Antonio. He is looking forward to spending the next month or so with an entire family in one house because his eldest daughter, Kate, who is an Army nurse in Hawaii, will be in Texas to attend an ICU medical course.

  • Runners Show Their Patriotism on Special Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two brothers, both avid runners and former Marines, wanted to do something extra on Memorial Day, May 25. They actually started planning on last year's holiday. They decided to carry flags as they participated in Huntsville's 30th annual Cotton Row Run. "We're never going to win it, so we wanted to do something to just kind of help remind people what Memorial Day is all about," Nick Kuzy said.

  • The life of the National Training Center media relations officer

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Motorcycle Riders Receive Equipment Change

    Jun 4, 2009

    "People get confused about what they are required to wear," Garrison safety specialist Keith Coates said of the proper motorcycle riding gear. "Our Garrison Policy on Personal Protective Equipment clarifies what all riders must use to ensure their safety and follow established guidance from the U.S. Army Garrison."

  • Army Families Battle Against Autism

    Jun 4, 2009

    When he was a baby, Jones Alexander Tubberville suffered from several ear infections and upper respiratory illnesses. His mother, Lori Tubberville, remembers the almost constant rounds of antibiotics that doctor's prescribed for her son's health. But, soon after his first birthday, Tubberville and her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. James Tubberville, noticed changes in Xander's behavior that went far beyond anything that an antibiotic could combat.

  • Soldier of the Year competition

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers int he 35th Signal Brigade compete for Soldier of the Year honors.

  • Fort Carson Red Cross support Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Carson Red Cross Station reaches out to Soldiers and Families.

  • Deployed Fort Carson parents see children graduate from high school

    Jun 4, 2009

    Fort Carson set up communications links for deployed Soldiers to see local area High School graduation.

  • Workshop stresses equal employment opportunities

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Officials receive disaster training

    Jun 4, 2009

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 2009 hurricane season, and with safety at the center of the garrison mission, officials here met for a hurricane emergency table-top exercise that same day. By conducting periodic exercises such as this one, organization commanders and directors are better prepared when disaster strikes.

  • A 'New' Recreation Area to Serve Fort Stewart Soldiers, Families

    Jun 4, 2009

    If you haven't been to the Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area lately, you're missing something special. It is not the Holbrook you used to know. Soon, you'll be able to visit and see all the changes at the "new" Holbrook.

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    Jun 4, 2009

    Veterans may receive government funding to begin or expand small businesses, government agency representatives informed them at the "Book your Flight to Business Success" conference Friday at the Soldier Service Center. Conference speakers also addressed small business planning and receiving government contracts. Fort Rucker's Army Community Service (ACS) and Troy University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Center for International Business and Economic Development sponsored the event. Through a database on www.vetbiz.org, veterans can register their small businesses with the VA, increasing businesses' visibility for contracting dollars. Veterans can put information and a short video about their businesses in the database. Veterans will also be notified of contracts available in their areas and receive updates about pertinent legislation.

  • Patriots Compete, Bond at Organizational Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, enjoyed fun in the sun and a bit of friendly competition at their battalion's Organizational Day held at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill, Ga., May 29.

  • Aviation Center Soldiers take care of their own

    Jun 4, 2009

    Despite a tough economy, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) raised $120,589.32 to help Soldiers and Families in need during the postAca,!a,,cs 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) fundraising campaign.

  • Spartans Train to Interact with Iraqi Neighbors

    Jun 4, 2009

    The Soldiers, members of 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division were at the combined arms collective training facility on Fort Stewart, taking part in urban reconnaissance operations training as a part of Spartan Focus, May 31.

  • 597th Special Repair Activity deploys

    Jun 4, 2009

    597th Ordnance Maintenance Special Repair Activity deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq on May 28. This was the unit's 13th deployment.

  • Stalker Battalion Preps 41st for Deployment

    Jun 4, 2009

    Elements of the 41st Brigade Combat Team out of Oregon prepare to head to the Gun Truck Crew Evaluation. The crews were already validated on preparatory skills needed for the full run-phase of this training.

  • Asian-Pacific Heritage: 1/15 Inf Regt Chaplain Shares Heritage With Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    Chaplain (Capt.) Philip Jeon, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was excited to be the featured speaker at the 3rd HBCT's Asian Pacific Heritage Month luncheon at the Kelley Hill Dining Facility on Fort Benning, May 27.

  • AAFES employees tackle half marathon together

    Jun 4, 2009

  • Mellinger invigorated by young Soldiers' successes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger jokes that he didn't join the Army at 19 - but was rather "invited." Today, after nearly four decades, his long and decorated career continues. Not without realizing, however, his inspiration throughout all these years.

  • 75th Military Police Detachment (CID) Soldiers on their way to the Middle East

    Jun 4, 2009

    Members of Fort Belvoir's 75th Military Detachment (Criminal Investigation Division) gathered to hug and kiss their loved ones goodbye during a ceremony on the steps of installation headquarters early Wednesday morning.

  • Year of the NCO: Vanguard Bde Announces Soldier, NCO of Quarter

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two combat arms Soldiers outshined their competition at the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's 3rd Quarter Board, May 26. Specialist David Quintero, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, and Corporal Gregory Touzani, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, were named the Vanguard Brigade's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter, respectively. Both troops will represent their brigade at the 3rd Infantry Division-level competition slated for Friday.

  • Transportation Corps Regimental Chapel hosts organ dedication/rededication concert

    Jun 4, 2009

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  • FOB Dragon relocates, reopens for training

    Jun 4, 2009

    FOB Dragon relocates, reopens for training

  • Year of the NCO

    Jun 4, 2009

    Year of the NCO

  • Kontakt Club rakes in awards, brings community together

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Europe announced the winners for the annual Outreach Kontakt Awards May 13. Kontakt, a German-American friendship organization, won many awards in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr. Both groups and individuals who made exceptional contributions to the German-American Friendship Outreach Program, were honored. The Kontakt Vilseck club won two of the 14 Group High Achievement Awards throughout Germany. The club won the Group and District Development Award and the Special Programs at a Community with Military Presence Award for volunteering a total of 11,960 hours in 2008.

  • Grafenwoehr BOSS wins big for single Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers presidents and representatives for various U.S. Army installations throughout the Installation Management Command-Europe region gathered in Heidelberg during a week-long conference April 26 - May 2. The subjects of the conference included dealing with the unique issues concerning single Soldiers, ways to improve the BOSS program to make it more appealing and conferring of several awards, in which U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr walked away with two: best large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000 and best event from a large installation with a single soldier population over 2,000.

  • First Log Command's Story Comes Alive at Quartermaster Museum

    Jun 4, 2009

    The story of the 1st Logistical Command, the Army's largest organization during the Vietnam War, is now being told in an exhibit, "The First With the Most: The 1st Logistical Command in Vietnam", at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • CASCOM's Best Warriors Compete

    Jun 4, 2009

    Seven warriors competed for the titles of Combined Arms Support Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year. The competition was held at Fort Lee, Va., May 26-29, with a series of events to include weapons qualification, a board appearance, land navigation and warrior tasks. The winners will next compete in the Training and Doctrine Command level competition.

  • NCO Shares Journey of Faith Through Written Word

    Jun 4, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Gerald Peckham is a mortuary affairs Soldier and an author who wants to use the compassion that drew him to his profession and his experiences performing his duties in war to help Soldiers cope during trying times.

  • Focus groups bridge customers' voice

    Jun 4, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- It's U.S Army Garrison Kaiserslautern customers who have the power - to improve community services.

  • Communities to receive $30 million for maintenance and renovation

    Jun 4, 2009

    The Installation Management Command is transferring approximately $30 million into U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg coffers within the next month to help the garrison fund building and infrastructure maintenance and renovation.

  • Surviving Cancer : Heidelberg civilian employee shares new perspective on life

    Jun 4, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- "I didn't think I would be alive to see this day," said Sonja Draught, who marched across the stage with her husband, Damon, to receive their master's degrees together at University of Maryland University College Europe's commencement ceremony May 9.

  • Brussels Soldiers meet D-Day veterans

    Jun 4, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- June 6 is a particularly memorable day in U.S. military history. This year, it marks the 65th anniversary of the Normandy invasion and the start of the liberation of western Europe.

  • A Day of Reflection: 3rd CAB Honors Fallen Soldiers

    Jun 3, 2009

    Fallen Soldiers and their Family Members were honored during a monument re-dedication at Hunter Army Airfield, May 21. The ceremony was held in remembrance of the six Knighthawk Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, who were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk, "Storm 6," crashed during combat operations in Iraq, April 2, 2003.

  • 2/7 Inf. Holds 'Super Bowl' of Tank Gunnery

    Jun 3, 2009

    The armor is caked with mud and the tracks are dirty, but the tank's guns remain spotless, prepared for battle at a second's notice. After three weeks off and on in the field, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat team, 3rd Infantry Division, completed their Tank Table VIII, or their individual tank qualifications.

  • Fort Stewart Not Getting 5th BCT

    Jun 3, 2009

    A plan to build an additional brigade combat team at Fort Stewart was halted by the Department of Defense, June 2.

  • Hunter Farewells Familiar Leader, Hails New Garrison Commander

    Jun 3, 2009

    Lieutenant Colonel Jose Aguilar assumed command of Hunter Army Airfield from Lt. Col. Dan Whitney during a change of command ceremony at Hunter's Truscott Air Terminal, May 28.

  • Fort Stewart Changes Command

    Jun 3, 2009

    Colonel Kevin W. Milton assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield during a change of command ceremony held at Marne Garden, May 29. Colonel Milton accepted command from Col. Todd A. Buchs, who had served as garrison commander for three years. The ceremony was attended by Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, senior installation commander, and Davis D. Tindoll, Jr., director of Installation Management Command, Southeast Region.

  • DoD Education Activity changes DDESS enrollment policy for fallen warrior Family

    Jun 3, 2009

  • Governor extends education benefits to members of the MDNG

    Jun 3, 2009

  • TRICARE beneficiaries required to file for recovery for costs of independent care

    Jun 3, 2009

  • Military's best communicators honored

    Jun 3, 2009

    Fort Meade, Md. - Bryan G. Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, recognized the military's top print, broadcast and visual information communicators at the Department of Defense Communicators of Excellence awards ceremony on May 29 at the Defense Information School.

  • Army Spouse Selected Top Teacher for El Paso School District

    Jun 3, 2009

    Army spouse selected Secondary Teacher of the Year for El Paso Independent School District

  • Recruiting and Retention School focuses on suicide prevention

    Jun 3, 2009

    Recent reports about Army recruiters committing suicide because of job-related and personal stress have prompted leaders at the U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention School to add stress management and ethics sessions in its training program.

  • In the cards: Gates to be upgraded with CAC readers

    Jun 3, 2009

    Drivers entering Fort Jackson will soon have to get used to a new method of coming on post, as Fort Jackson prepares to implement the DoD-sponsored Automated Installation Entry Program.

  • Garrison conducts all hands meeting

    Jun 3, 2009

    Garrison employees got the opportunity this week to ask the garrison commander questions during a garrison-wide all hands meeting. Employees filled the stands of the Solomon Center to hear a series of briefings, with topics ranging from the garrison budget to suicide prevention.

  • Fernandez: Learn from good leaders

    Jun 3, 2009

    During her 15 years of military service, Staff Sgt. Betsy Maria Fernandez has served with the National Guard and Army Reserves, and has been deployed to Saudi Arabia.

  • Urban Warfare Training at Fort Lee Becomes More Realistic

    Jun 3, 2009

    Construction began in mid-December to transform the parking lot and adjacent area near Range No. 2 into an urban training site. Three months later and at a cost of approximately $958,000, Fort Lee gained a more realistic environment to train Soldiers in urban warfare tactics.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Motherhood 'tests' pose extra burden

    Jun 3, 2009

    Last week, I felt like I was taking one of the hardest tests of my life. Unlike the tests I took in school, this was a test of my motherhood -- one I feel like I have been taking since the day my son was born. So far, it seems I am failing with flying colors.

  • Budding Novelist Pursues His Passion

    Jun 3, 2009

    Many of us have dreams, but how many dare to pursue them, gain the tools and abilities and take the time to live their dreams' Rufus Curry was a young officer more than ten years ago, when he was struck with the idea for a story and the irresistible urge to write. The urge has evolved into "One Week Gig," a novel about "Love, (and good lovin'), good music, disappointment, dreams, adventure, victory and temptation." "It spooked me," Curry, now a lieutenant colonel with U.S. Southern Command, said. "I just sat down and wrote 58 pages without stopping." Not knowing what to do, he shelved it until the next opportunity. "Three years later I was in Bosnia," he said. "I converted it from the old computer format, wrote a lot more, and then put it on the shelf. I didn't know what to do - how to get a book printed, or anything." A few years later he viewed an interview with Jack Canfield, author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, and what Canfield said changed his mind. The author admitted that he started writing the series to make money, that at the time he started he really needed the income. Curry hired an editor to hone the book. "The first draft came back from the editor looking like she had killed a small child (from the red ink)," he said with a smile. "But she asked probing questions that allowed me to win, and tell my story; it was bubbling out of me."

  • Blackhawk Soldiers remembered as influential comrades, good men

    Jun 3, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Members of the Grafenwoehr community gathered in somber silence on May 21 at the Grafenwoehr Post Chapel to remember the lives of Staff Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, 25, and Spc. Michael E. Yates, 19, of Headquarters and Headquarters company, Task Force 3-66 Armor, 172nd In. Bde. Both Soldiers lost their lives at the hands of a fellow servicemenber, at a shooting at Camp Liberty, Iraq May 11. The unusual circumstances of the deaths added a sense of gravity to the ceremony.

  • Benelux Soldier of Year overcomes competition hurdles, plus PTSD and TBI

    Jun 3, 2009

    USAG Schinnen's Chaplain Assistant, Sgt. Wayne Karbowski finished a 12-mile road march in record time, held his cool before a tough board of inquiry and sailed through a warrior skills test to win Soldier of the Year for the Benelux region of the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium earlier this spring. But that was easy compared to the hurdles he's overcome in battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). His story is both inspirational and distressing, and it's also indicative of what some Soldiers face as their military careers continue after serving downrange.

  • Student research erupts at GES Science Fair

    Jun 3, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Displays of Chlorphyll, Electromagnetism, Crystals and many more filled the gymnasium of Grafenwoehr Elementary School May 15 as students proudly presented their self-directed research projects to parents, teachers and peers. Through his original experiment, one young scientist posed the question, "Could someone tolerate more pain while playing a handheld videogame than normal." The experimenter, fourth-grader Tyler Cooper, had students place their feet in ice cold water then timed them as they played video games. He concluded that the distraction of the video game allowed people to tolerate the cold water longer. "We wanted our students to demonstrate their understanding of scientific inquiry by posing a question, researching an answer and displaying their results to a larger audience," explained Cathy Gladden, Gifted Education Teacher and co-sponsor.

  • Heidelberg BOSS offers variety of activities for local troops

    Jun 3, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Eating dinner at a four-star general's house is not an everyday occurrence for most young Soldiers. Some from the Heidelberg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, however, recently got the experience, thanks to Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army commander, and his wife, Christi, some family readiness group leaders and the Cheap Eats program.

  • Garrison Miami employees rated best in South Florida

    Jun 3, 2009

    Four U.S. Army Garrison-Miami team members have finished as winners and finalists for the 2009 Federal Employee of the Year Awards Program May 8. A Recognition and Awards Luncheon was attended by approximately 400 Federal employees from Miami, Dade, Broward, Munroe and West Palm Beach counties, representing more than 35,000 Federal employees. From USAG-Miami, Jorge Rivera and Luis Torres, Directorate of Human Resources, Passport and Visa Office, were winners of the Technical Category. Each received a beautiful plaque, presented by the honorable Ilona Maxine Holmes, Judge of 17th Judicial Circuit Court Broward County and Mr. Ronald Demes, Chairman of the South Florida Executive Board. Guy Drab, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, was a finalist in the Administrative Category and was also recognized by Mr. Demes for the great job he performed as the formal announcer of the event-he was presented with a Freedom Eagle trophy. Mary Ramirez from Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child and Youth Services, was a finalist for the Clerical/Administrative Category. Sheila Martinez was a nominee for the Professional Category and also received noteworthy mention.

  • Heat kills: Girl Scout project aimed at protecting pets

    Jun 3, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "If you love your dog, you should leave it at home when you go shopping." That's the advice one Girl Scout gave Wiesbaden community members during the summer campaign kickoff themed "Heat Kills."

  • Employees gain eye opening experience at RIA-JMTC safety fair

    Jun 2, 2009

    The National Safety Council has declared June as National Safety Month and the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center hosted a Safety Fair here June 1. More than 200 Rock Island Arsenal employees attended the event. The main attraction at the safety fair was the drinking and driving simulator that is part of the National Save a Life Tour which is presented by Kramer International. The simulation is designed to educate people about the dangerous effects of alcohol impairment on driving skills.

  • Grafenwoehr VFW continues 'Flags In' tradition

    Jun 2, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, the National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. However, it was not until May 30, 1868 when it was first observed, when flowers were placed on the graves at Arlington National cemetery. In 1948 members of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard) started a tradition at Arlington National Cemetery known as 'Flags In.' The weekend before Memorial Day every available Soldier of the 3rd I.D. walks through the cemetery and places a flag on each grave. In Germany, there is no Old Guard, but Grafenwoehr Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10692 played their part in honoring our fallen comrades buried in Grafenwoehr and Eschenbach.

  • Graf Commissary takes best overseas store title

    Jun 2, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The Grafenwoehr Commissary took top honors in 2009, winning the Defense Commissary Agency's Dan Daniel Award for Best Large Commissary Overseas. Store Director, Jimmy Holzhauser, attributes the win to excellent customer service, "We try to go out of our way to help our customers," he said. "Many customers have husbands who are deployed and we try to help any way we can." Open less than two years, Grafenwoehr competed against 42 other overseas stores for the award.

  • Commander Holds Town Hall Meeting for Forward Personnel at APG

    Jun 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, addressed Army Team C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Forward personnel during a Town Hall Meeting May 28 in the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Speakers share stories of immigration, leadership during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jun 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A multitude of people, customs and cultures contribute to the uniquely, robust civilization that is the United States of America. In recognition of a hearty culture, the nation designates special occasions to honor its diverse composition.

  • Army spouses play Soldiers for a day

    Jun 2, 2009

    A formation of Soldiers, toting weapons and battle gear fell in to test their fitness and combat skills. The group was all but uniform. Some wore ACUs, some BDUs. Others sported a combination of both with either black or brown boots or sneakers.

  • Remembering fallen warriors on Memorial Day

    Jun 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Many Americans grew up thinking of Memorial Day as a time to honor the nation's war dead from long ago. With servicemen and servicewomen paying the ultimate price for their country in the War on Terror the meaning of this day has become more immediate.

  • Wiesbaden breaks ground on new state-of-the-art Entertainment Center

    Jun 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Project and community leaders gathered in Hainerberg Housing May 26 to mark the start of construction of the new Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. The 27,000-square-foot, two-story facility, which will cost $8.8 million to build, will provide Wiesbaden community members with a state-of-the-art community entertainment center in a central location, officials said.

  • Reintegration process eases transition for Soldiers, families

    Jun 2, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Reintegration may be new to some or it may be old hat to others, but like everything, there are always changes. Family members received a list of "what they should know about reintegration" in their mailboxes at the Community Mail Room aimed at helping them understand the reintegration process their Soldiers will undergo upon returning to Baumholder.

  • Famous circus returns to Casey, regales all in community

    Jun 2, 2009

    Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation brought back the famous Chinese circus "Dong Choon Art Circus," which featured a 90 minute show of 21 circus acts and a live caged motorcycle show, for the 2009 Memorial Day Festival.

  • Military Spouses and children go to Seoul Land

    Jun 2, 2009

    GWACHEON, SOUTH KOREA - More than 60 military spouses with their children whose husbands are deployed in Area I enjoyed a free tour of Seoul Land, an amusement park located south of Seoul, May 19. This was one of the events organized by USAG-Casey Community Activity Center for Military Spouse Appreciation Month.

  • BOSS hosts fashion show at Stanley

    Jun 2, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers exhibited their mantra of three pillars: well being, community service, recreation and leisure in a fashion show hosted by the Camp Stanley BOSS program May 16 in Stanley's Reggie's Club.

  • American Red Cross lauds Warrior Country Volunteers

    Jun 2, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - American Red Cross was the host of a luncheon to recognize of all its many volunteers May 20 in the USAG-Casey Warriors Club. The annual luncheon's theme was "volunteerism is priceless."

  • Warrior Country conducts evacuation exercise

    Jun 2, 2009

    What would happen to a loved one accompanying a person in Korea if all noncombatants needed to be evacuated from Korea due to war, civil instability, or a natural disaster'

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • Fairfax County announces 'Army Strong Week'

    Jun 1, 2009

    Fairfax County announces 'Army Strong Week'

  • Technology brings Ritual to Life

    Jun 1, 2009

    Members of the Michigan Army National Guard Retire the Colors

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

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