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  • Second lady visits Bamberg, Schweinfurt

    Jul 7, 2009

    Dr. Jill Biden visited with U.S. troops and family members in Germany over the Independence Day weekend. Biden said the administration is trying to raise awareness about improving educational and health care benefits for veterans, servicemembers and military family members.

  • M's celebrate Army's birthday with Fort Lewis Soldiers

    Jul 6, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Barnes walked toward the mound at Safeco Field, while approximately 25,000 spectators cheered him on. Within seconds, the ball left his hand and traveled 60 feet and 6 inches across home plate. The whole ceremonial process of throwing the first pitch at a Major League baseball game, including walking on and off the field, went as quickly as the fastball he threw.

  • NBA all-star shows his appreciation to Fort Lewis

    Jul 6, 2009

    Former University of Washington and current Portland Trailblazer star Brandon Roy, and Seattle Seahawk linebacker and first round draft pick Aaron Curry visited Fort Lewis to sign autographs, talk with fans and show their appreciation for Soldiers and their families.

  • Fort Lewis unit 'ready for anything'

    Jul 6, 2009

    The 'Outlaws' from 62nd Chemical Company, 23rd Chemical Battalion hone their skills at Yakima Training Center.

  • Fort Lewis, prison share unique goal of restoring native prairie land

    Jul 6, 2009

    The relationship might be an unconventional one, but together Fort Lewis and the Stafford Creek Correctional Facility share a common goal - restoring native prairies. The grasses native to the prairies, which are primarily located at Fort Lewis, have been crowded out by invasive species. Stafford Creek offenders began the reintroduction process of indigenous prairie grasses by sowing five different types, while Fort Lewis will later receive the cells and plant them in an on-post nursery.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers learn about biometrics at JRTC

    Jul 6, 2009

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in a biometrics class at the Joint Readiness Training Center as part of their training for the unit's upcoming deployment to Iraq. Biometrics is the science of using physiological features, such as fingerprints or irises, as a method of identification, said James Langston, the class instructor and JRTC field support engineer. In the field, said Langston, one of the key pieces of biometrical equipment is the Handheld, Interagency, Identity Detection Equipment, which debuted in 2004.

  • Research labs set on 'cognitive radio' technology for Warfighter support

    Jul 6, 2009

    The development of cognitive radios is designed to help locate vacant frequencies faster and thereby help the Soldier in maintaining constant communications.

  • Fort Lewis obedience classes response to banned dog policy

    Jul 6, 2009

    An Army policy banning aggressive-breed dogs from on-post housing, coupled with the occasional dog attack occurring on Fort Lewis, led to The Pet Brigade's decision that it was time to do something. Two weeks ago, the Pet Brigade started offering dog obedience classes.

  • Commentary: Weight gain leads to new mission

    Jul 6, 2009

    It's funny how increased weight and poor conditioning can sneak up on you. It's even funnier that the solution can be right under your nose, if you just look for it.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade 'trained and ready'

    Jul 6, 2009

    Emboldened by thin coalition presence, strong tribal allegiances and radical doctrine that would return Afghanistan to seventh-century Shariah law, the Taliban has tightened its grip on the southern part of the country. But a U.S. force is en route to inconvenience the jihad. "We're going to the heart, the birthplace of the Taliban," said Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Prosser, the senior enlisted Soldier of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. "(The Taliban) had better pray 10 times a day instead of five, because we're bringing a lot of folks with a lot of guns and we're bringing hell with us."

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade marks its departure for Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2009

    The six battalions and cavalry squadron that make up 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division formed on Watkins Field June 19, signaling the end of preparations for war by "the most advanced ground combat formation in history," according to their commander.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers harness new skills

    Jul 6, 2009

    An infantryman's long education isn't over when he graduates from his One Station Unit Training. There are a multitude of special skills unique to certain units that must be learned and practiced.

  • Doing their part to support the Fort Irwin/NTC mission

    Jul 6, 2009

  • Army program designed to advance senior civilian careers

    Jul 6, 2009

    Army program designed to advance senior civilian careers

  • Harbormaster transitions from research and development

    Jul 6, 2009

    CERDEC leveraged its congressional plus-up funding to move essential technology to the production stage for the Harbormaster system.

  • 97th Trans. Co. returns to Eustis after deployment

    Jul 6, 2009

    97th Trans. Co. returns to Eustis after deployment

  • Garrison Headquarters and Headquarters Company activates at Fort Eustis

    Jul 6, 2009

    Garrison Headquarters and Headquarters Company activates at Fort Eustis

  • Future Army C4ISR facilities a convergence of many goals

    Jul 6, 2009

    The future home of Army C4ISR at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., will provide a more cohesive operating and physical location compared to the multitude of scattered buildings at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

  • 5-159th Avn. Regt. spouses get a special ride

    Jul 6, 2009

    5-159th Avn. Regt. spouses get a special ride

  • 7th Sust. Bde. helps out with Achievable Dream

    Jul 6, 2009

    7th Sust. Bde. helps out with Achievable Dream

  • Drill sergeants compete at Forts Eustis, Monroe for army's top spot

    Jul 6, 2009

    Drill sergeants compete at Forts Eustis, Monroe for army's top spot

  • Baseball honors the Watervliet Arsenal's service to country

    Jul 6, 2009

    For the first time, the Watervliet Arsenal workforce was honored by the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball organization during an "Arsenal Appreciation Night" in front of 5,900 fans. Arsenal Commander, Col. Scott N. Fletcher, threw out the first pitch and the workforce unfurled the National Flag during the playing of the National Anthem. This appreciation night capped off several local area Fourth of July events that highlighted and honored the military.

  • Summer school keeps brains active with hands-on science

    Jul 6, 2009

    Two weeks after the last bell rang for summer break, 11-year-old Molly McCoy found herself back in a classroom.

  • Stuttgart to see more than $50 million in facility improvements

    Jul 6, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- More than $50 million in construction and renovation projects will get underway this summer and early fall in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.

  • Flying Space Available requires flexibility, advance preparation

    Jul 6, 2009

    The Space Available program can save service members and their families hundreds, even thousands of dollars in travel expenses.

  • 'Fit for Life' promotes do-it-yourself exercise with prizes

    Jul 6, 2009

    Staying in shape can be hard to fit into a schedule, especially when the only motivation is, well, staying in shape.

  • Journey's end: The father of a Fort Lewis Soldier finishes son's book after his death in c

    Jul 6, 2009

    The bond between a Fort Lewis Soldier and his father has survived death and become tangible in a unique book. The volume will soon join the growing number chronicling Iraq combat experiences, but "Last Journey: A Father and Son in Wartime" is different. The author sets the accounts of his son's concurrent military, intellectual and internal lives in the biography of a truly exceptional Soldier, adding his own narrative to his son's original e-mails and journal entries. In a literal labor of love, Darrell Griffin Sr., the father of a former 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division staff sergeant, finished the book he started in collaboration with the son he lost in Iraq. For his research and seeking closure for his grief, he made an improbable trip to Iraq to the Sadr City street where his son died.

  • Former Russian paratrooper called to serve, enlists in U.S. Army

    Jul 2, 2009

    When Ruslan Emelyanov left the Russian army after nine years of service, he never thought he would wear a military uniform again. As a former Russian paratrooper who fought with the 205th Infantry Brigade (Airborne) in Grozny, Chechnya, for 15 months, he told his family he was through with war, he wanted to see the world.

  • 63rd Engineer Company headed home after 15 months in Iraq

    Jul 2, 2009

    About 90 Soldiers from the 63rd Engineer Company are back on familiar turf after spending almost 15 months in Iraq.

  • Ex-Mayor Cherishes Redstone Relationship

    Jul 2, 2009

    It doesn't matter if she is Huntsville's mayor or not, Loretta Spencer is on a mission. She is a front-row supporter of the synergistic relationship between Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal, continuing to be part of the local military community in any way possible to further that relationship, despite no longer leading city government. "Not only do I want to stay involved with the military community, I think I should," Spencer said. "You don't do something day and night for 12 years and then walk away from it. I feel the need to be involved and supportive. I still want to help and serve, but now it is just in a different way."

  • Optometry Clinic Expands with New Doctor

    Jul 2, 2009

    A mission trip to Costa Rica led Dr. Matthew Habel into a profession that has brought him to Fox Army Health Center. But he took a few turns along the way. Habel, the new optometrist at the health center's state-of-the-art Optometry Clinic, grew up in Rainsville, the son of an optometrist. Not wanting to continue in his father's footsteps, Habel earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama. Unfortunately, with the economy on a downturn, Habel graduated at a time when chemical companies weren't doing much hiring.

  • Employees Union Adds to Its List of Bargaining Units

    Jul 2, 2009

    AFGE Local 1858 has been granted exclusive representation of the AMCOM Contracting Center. The former Acquisition Center was realigned last October, so the union asked to continue as its representative by filing a petition to the Federal Labor Relations Authority in Atlanta. On June 18, the authority certified the union as representative of all the center's non-professional employees and temporary non-professional employees with appointments of more than 90 days. "It means that we are going to continue to be able to represent those employees without interruption, which is good for them," AFGE Local 1858 president Don Eiermann said.

  • Fort Sill helps Make-A-Wish come true

    Jul 2, 2009

    A young boy's make-a-wish was to see his brother graduate from basic training

  • 2009 Independence Day message from Gen. David Petraeus

    Jul 2, 2009

    Gen. David Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, offers feedback from his perspective on the hard work and sacrifices being made both at home and overseas as we celebrate Independence Day 2009.

  • One of the Best Team Efforts I've Seen

    Jul 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Jim Myles took a "moment in time" on June 23 at a LMP Go-Live Recognition Ceremony to thank a team of nearly 800 employees for taking a "quantum leap" in technology as they prepare the Army for the logistical demands of the future. As commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, Myles is at the helm of a massive effort to modernize the computer software systems used by more than 4,000 employees at Redstone Arsenal, Letterkenny Army Depot (Pa.) and Corpus Christi Army Depot (Texas) to manage sourcing and acquisition, production scheduling, order processing, inventory management, transportation and warehousing in support of AMCOM's life cycle management mission.

  • R-DAY: Class of 2013 enters West Point

    Jul 2, 2009

    Eyes were on the sky looking for rain, but this year's R-Day was a sweltering, busy day for the new cadets and cadet cadre. Cadet candidates started their day at Eisenhower Hall, waiting with family and friends to enter for the orientation brief.

  • Logistics plays key role in successfully integrating incoming West Point class

    Jul 2, 2009

    Getting more than 1,300 new cadets ready to take their Oath of Allegiance in just a few hours time, doesn't happen without a great deal of planning.

  • Leaders of veterans discuss issues facing Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2009

    The Army's fourth annual leadership conference for veterans' and military-service organizations was held June 26 at the Pentagon. and although a number of issues were discussed, one echoed throughout the day: suicide prevention.

  • New engine, boat increase West Point fire department's capability

    Jul 2, 2009

    Story and photos about new fire engine and fire boat at West Point

  • Reaching out to the next generation

    Jul 2, 2009

    Lt. Col. LaDonna Holt, battalion commander, U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters Command, takes time out of her June 19 schedule to read to children at the Child and Youth School Services Summer Camp. Holt read the book "Sam the Army Dog," written by Mary Ellen Pratt, an employee of Fort McPherson's CYSS. Later, Holt helped the children cut a cake celebrating a belated Army birthday.

  • Musician shows support for troops

    Jul 2, 2009

    Jazz artist Jeffrey Smith (right), "The Talking Guitar," shows Col. Deborah Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, his CDs during a visit to the Fort McPherson Post Exchange June 17. Smith's brother, Sgt. 1st Class MarvinAca,!E+Smith is an 18-year veteran in the service and is serving his third tour of duty in Iraq. To show his support for the Soldiers, Smith played his guitar over lunch June 17 and 18.

  • Rite of passage: McAlister assumes SSI command from Mustion

    Jul 2, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Richard Mustion said he welcomes his new assignment, but he will miss being commander of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson.

  • Command sergeant major assumes responsibility of USAG HQ command

    Jul 2, 2009

    Soldiers sat silently awaiting the arrival of their new command sergeant major, their calm demeanors contrasting with a child's cries of "Daddy." Though the contradictory nature of the two groups was apparent to all, looking after the desires of both will all be part of the job for new U.S. Army Garrison Headquarters Command command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts.

  • Fort Carson Soldiers host thousands at 49th Annual Street Breakfast

    Jul 2, 2009

    Annually, Fort Carson Soldiers prepare and serve up egg-and-pancake breakfasts in support of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Street Breakfast. The Street Breakfast is a lead-in to the rodeo, which raises funds to donate to the local military installations.

  • West Point Soldiers selected as IMCOM NE Region NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jul 2, 2009

    West Point Soldiers selected as IMCOM NE Region NCO and Soldier of the Year photo and cutline

  • Faith, guidance inspire Goodwin

    Jul 2, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Marquise Goodwin is team player. When his unit needed someone to compete in this year's Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition, he readily stepped up -- and won.

  • Program puts post birds on the map

    Jul 2, 2009

    Fort Jackson's 52,000 acres are not only home to countless Soldiers who use the land for training, but also to 91 documented bird species. A new program conducted by the wildlife division of the Directorate of Public Works monitors the post's migratory bird population with the goal of recognizing trends in breeding and survivorship.

  • Why I love America

    Jul 2, 2009

    Why do I love America' I love America because it is the land of opportunity. America is the land where hopes, dreams and ambitions turn into reality.

  • Culbertson embraces leadership role

    Jul 2, 2009

    Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Culbertson has been on the job for only one month, but he has a clear picture of what he wants to achieve.

  • Soldier Show: 90 minutes of energy

    Jul 2, 2009

    For 90 minutes, performers and crewmembers of the 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show poured out all their energy in hopes that Tominac Fitness Center audience members would feel they were a part of the lively "Lights, Camera, Action" production.

  • Bill aids transitioning military children

    Jul 2, 2009

  • Child safety never takes back seat

    Jul 2, 2009

    Eleven of Fort Jackson's law enforcement and safety experts are now better equipped to educate parents on how to keep their children safe in the event of a car accident.

  • Financial Readiness here to help

    Jul 2, 2009

    Fort Carson ACS helps Soldiers in times of economic troubles.

  • Fort Carson hosts first Warrior Care Summit

    Jul 2, 2009

    Prospective Soldier and Family member health care and support service providers attended a one-day Warrior Care Summit hosted by Fort Carson at the El Pomar Foundation's Penrose House in Colorado Springs June 25.

  • Army, EPA signing sets timeline for Meade cleanup

    Jul 2, 2009

    The Army signed an agreement addressing post cleanup of contaminated sites on and around Fort Meade.

  • Belvoir track athletes advance to USATF Olympic Championships

    Jul 2, 2009

    Several Sonic Boom track club athletes advanced to the USA Track and Field Association Region III Junior Olympics Championships after top-six finishes at the USATF Potomac Valley Association Junior Olympics.

  • Officials stress fireworks safety

    Jul 2, 2009

    With the Fourth of July Saturday, neighbors will be gathering, barbecues will be going, and fireworks will light the sky to celebrate our independence. It is important to take safety measures to avoid the bursts of purple and green turning into a red and white ambulance strobe.

  • Quartermasters Take Flight On Evac Ops

    Jul 2, 2009

    Training for the 109th Quartermaster Company, 240th QM Battalion, 49th QM Group, was anything but typical June 25 at McLaney Drop Zone. Seventy-six members of the unit spent the morning conducting casualty evacuation training with the help of the Virginia National Guard's Co. B, 2nd/224th Aviation Battalion stationed at Richmond International Airport.

  • Summer Hire: Young workers gain job experience

    Jul 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Eighty-two new employees headed to jobs in Baumholder and Wiesbaden June 22 as part of this year's Summer Hire program. The 53 Wiesbaden and 29 Baumholder youths began labor, clerical and child development jobs throughout the two communities in the program which runs through July 31.

  • Fort Lee to Celebrate Army Logistics University Opening

    Jul 2, 2009

    The state-of-the-art Army Logistics University is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 2. The $136 million complex is comprised of more than 340,000 total square feet, and will be the center for Army logistics training.

  • Baumholder community gets $11 million in Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization funds

    Jul 2, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder has an appointment for an $11 million facelift. That's Baumholder's share of this year's Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization funds that Installation Management Command-Europe officials have released this year.

  • Top NCO Named Fort Lee's Platoon Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 2, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Lynn Gray, a platoon sergeant assigned to Company C, 262th QM Battalion and self-proclaimed 'old Soldier,' came out atop a trio of Soldiers who competed for the title of Fort Lee's Platoon Sergeant of the Year. As the winner of the post competition, Gray will now go on to compete in the Training and Doctrine Command-level competition. It is scheduled for late August at TRADOC headquarters, Fort Monroe.

  • Relocation, renovation of JFC Brunssum Library serves Tri-Border customers

    Jul 2, 2009

    BRUNSSUM, The Netherlands - A $595,000 project to relocate and renovate the Joint Forces Command Brunssum Library reached the final stage July 1 as Tri-Border leaders cut the ribbon to open doors at the new facility, located in the Mini-Mall on JFC Headquarters here.

  • University students, Soldiers share new beginning

    Jul 2, 2009

    Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg students visited with Soldiers on Warner Barracks June 19. It was the first time the U.S. military and the university students had a tour on Warner Barracks.

  • Bamberg projects to increase post services, efficiency, accessibility

    Jul 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Directorate of Public Works for U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg is overseeing the consolidation of multiple on-post units to hopefully bolster the efficiency of services offered to Soldiers and their families.

  • Covenant betters Bamberg services

    Jul 2, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- For a little less than two years now Soldiers and their families have received new resources and greater access to services thanks to the Army Family Covenant.

  • Merritt Takes Reins of 59th Ordnance Brigade

    Jul 1, 2009

    "To talk about Tom Keegan, you can't do it at a ceremony like this, we wouldn't have enough time. He leaves an incredible legacy behind him. The things he has done for the entire community is phenomenal," said Brig. Gen. Lynn Collyar, the 35th chief of Ordnance and commanding general of the Army Ordnance Center and Schools, about Col. Thomas Keegan, outgoing commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade. Keegan relinquished command of the 59th during the brigade's change of command ceremony June 19 at the Redstone activity field. Incoming commander Col. Howard "Lee" Merritt received the brigade's colors from Collyar, instating him as the new commander. The change of command was a final chance for Keegan to stand before of the Soldiers he's led for the past two years and to welcome the new challenges which lay ahead for Merritt.

  • Daughters teach their fathers about tea party etiquette at ACS event

    Jul 1, 2009

    Dads in shorts and flop flops sipped pink lemonade from white china teacups as their daughters, many in spring dresses, taught them lessons in tea party etiquette during the Army Community Service Father Daughter Tea Party at 10 a.m. June 27 at the ACS Annex.

  • Fort Riley's Irwin Army Community Hospital commander discusses the new hospital

    Jul 1, 2009

    Irwin Army Community Hospital's commander spoke with community members June 25 during the Junction City Military Affairs Council. During his 30-minute presentation, Col. Jeffrey Johnson relayed the vision to meet Fort Riley's health care needs for the next 40 to 50 years.

  • Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships

    Jul 1, 2009

    One by one, the young women approached the microphone to express their thanks and read aloud their application essays. Curious onlookers passed by with shopping carts. This was the scene Friday at the annual Scholarships for Military Children ceremony at the Commissary. Five winners each received a $1,500 scholarship. The Scholarships for Military Children, administered by Fisher House Foundation, is among many programs initiated by the Defense Commissary Agency to involve commissaries even more deeply in the fabric of the military community. "It's a great honor," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli said. "They have to earn it."

  • Fort Riley elementary students perform dino version of 'American Idol'

    Jul 1, 2009

    About 20 students from Fort Riley's elementary schools performed "DinoStars!," a twist on "American Idol," as part of Camp Imagination June 25 at Ware Elementary. Camp Imagination was a three-week summer program for Fort Riley elementary students to be part of a production that teaches them the aspects of performing on stage.

  • Having a Blast on Fourth of July

    Jul 1, 2009

    Three Madison County patriots will be recognized at the Spirit of America Festival in Decatur on the Fourth of July. Retired Alabama Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Carney and two Vietnam prisoners of war -- retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness and the late Michael Christian, who retired as a Navy lieutenant commander - will be honored during Saturday's 6 p.m. VIP Program at the Spirit of America Stage at Decatur's Point Mallard. The VIP Program is one of several activities taking place during the July 3-4 festival, which is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the state. The festival is free to the public.

  • Soldiers volunteer, party during 4-day Country Stampede

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Riley Soldiers volunteered and enjoyed the Manhattan, Kansas Coutry Stampede event.

  • Power technicians recognized at conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the first time, the Department of Defense Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) presented awards to military power technicians from each military branch to recognize the hard work and efforts of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines using or maintaining power generation equipment on the battlefield.

  • 'Greening' Carson ranges, training lands saves money, resources

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has taken steps to make the training areas more sustainable, including using dirt blocks to create urban settings.

  • Fort Carson WTB holds first NCO induction ceremony

    Jul 1, 2009

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held its first NCO induction ceremony June 24. All Soldiers in the WTB are wounded warriors who are undergoing physical therapy until they are either transitioned back to active duty or receive a medical discharge.

  • NCO firefighter ties together German and American community

    Jul 1, 2009

  • The Volunteers Rock Country USA

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Command Sergeant Major congratulates new Warrior leaders

    Jul 1, 2009

    CAMP JACKSON SOUTH KOREA - Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Winzenried, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea/ 8th United States Army Command Sgt. Maj., visited Camp Jackson June 23 to congratulate new Warrior leaders.

  • Who's afraid to be a millionaire

    Jul 1, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Warrior Country Soldiers received a wealth of information from Army Community Services and their finance team during a financial conference June 19 at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center.

  • Commander gives friendship award at Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Myung, Young Kuk (left) accepts an award from Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson June 23 commemorating his work and friendship during a ceremony held in the Indianhead Golf Club on USAG-Casey.

  • Army spouses read to children on Casey

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON SOUTH KOREA - Soldiers, Family and community members enjoyed an afternoon of reading and entertainment kicking off the summer reading for fitness program June 18 in the USAG-Casey Gateway Club. The Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored program is offered to all children, living on and off post, from ages 2-12 and features a book reading and a snack with a physical activity incorporated into the event.

  • AFAP delegates discuss family concerns at Europe conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    Looking to tackle problems that impact U.S. military communities throughout Europe, 58 delegates from garrisons in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany met earlier this month for the 2009 Army Europe Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Motorcycle Safety: skills and habits that save lives

    Jul 1, 2009

    To paraphrase Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do. Safety on a motorcycle, then, is not an act, but a habit. The best motorcycle in the world will end up in a wrecking yard unless one learns how to use it. To help us program ourselves for motorcycle safety, the Army offers basic riders courses and experienced riders courses for persons new to motorcycles and scooters, and those well-experienced through the CFPS Corp. whose business it is to teach traffic safety programs.

  • Red Cloud aquires two new fire trucks for Rod Range

    Jul 1, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON, SOUTH KOREA - Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (second from left) USAG-Red Cloud commander and Area I Fire Chief John Cook (right of Jackson) hold up the ceremonial ribbon after cutting during a ceremony celebrating the acquisition of two new fire trucks for Redriguez Range in the parking lot of the USAG-Casey Fire House June 17.

  • Newest Army Lodge in Europe opens

    Jul 1, 2009

    USACE helps open the Army newest lodge in Europe at Chievres Air Base

  • YMCA's Camp Erdman hosts Operation Purple activities

    Jun 30, 2009

    MOKULEIA, Hawaii - Sitting on a Swiss army stretcher under a well-shaded ironwood tree, Shalonda Flowers, age 7, could sense the presence of her father, even though he is deployed.

  • Garrison CDCs celebrate Army birthday with a story

    Jun 30, 2009

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii - The children talked excitedly amongst themselves, their eyes lighting up at the sight of a red, white and blue cake, featuring 234 gold-tipped candles standing at attention.

  • Hands-free driving required in Hawaii

    Jun 30, 2009

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - Now it's going to be important to keep your hands on the steering wheel, both on-post and off.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • Bringing Alfie back to the Presidio

    Jun 30, 2009

    When Alfie Khalil died in 2006, it resonated upon all who knew him at the Defense Language Institute and the Presidio of Monterey.

  • From academia to the Arsenal: 22 interns get Army experience at RIA

    Jun 30, 2009

    Interns from throughout the country are learning to work for one of the most important organizations in the world ... the U.S. Army. As 22 college students are learning, the Minority College Relations Program is turning out to be the experience of a lifetime.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: Where small science has huge impact

    Jun 30, 2009

    Vistec Lithography, a business tenant on the Watervliet Arsenal, announced Tuesday in a press conference that it will be shipping a new electron beam lithography system to the United States Army for advanced research and development. Representatives from Vistec Lithography Inc. were joined by U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, Arsenal Commander Col. Scott N. Fletcher, and Tony Gaetano, president of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership.

  • Guardrail improvements enhance intelligence support and deployability

    Jun 30, 2009

    The Software Engineering Center has made significant improvements to the Guardrail signals intelligence system. The center is part of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Fort Polk kids celebrate Army's birthday

    Jun 30, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child Development Center went all out June 19 in helping Army kids understand -- and celebrate -- the Army's 234th birthday.

  • Clint Black headlines Polk's fourth festivities

    Jun 30, 2009

    Headlining Fort Polk's celebration of American independence this year is country superstar Clint Black, who recently starred on television's Celebrity Apprentice. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist's career. An astounding one-third of the songs eligible for single release achieved hit song status at country radio. Black takes the stage at 8 p.m.

  • CYSS and FMWR feature two new programs for Wiesbaden youths

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The results of the Wiesbaden Teen Center's June Food for Thought survey screamed from the page. "We want swimming. We want fitness classes. We want rock climbing and bowling and horseback riding."

  • German-American initiative promotes resource conservation

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden garrison environmental engineers joined their host nation counterparts on Wiesbaden Army Airfield June 17 to look at ways to improve energy conservation efforts.

  • The United States Army Field Band rocks the Midwest

    Jun 30, 2009

  • Covenant continues to provide for Army families

    Jun 30, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Since October 2008, the Army Family Covenant has delivered more than 150,000 free hours of respite care in Europe, along with saving Soldiers and their families more than $1.5 million while participating in Child, Youth and School Services activities.

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