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  • New 1st Sust. Bde. headquarters opens its doors on Custer Hill

    Mar 16, 2009

    Fort Riley cut the ribbon on a new headquarters building for the 1st Infantry Division's Sustainment Brigade. Construction on the building started shortly after the 1st ID Sustainment Brigade deployed to Iraq in 2007. The building was completed and officially opened three months after the sustainment brigade's return from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Eight win in IMCOM's 2008 Public Works Awards Program

    Mar 16, 2009

    Seven public works professionals and one support contractor have won in the annual Installation Management Command Directorate of Public Works Awards Program. Winners were announced March 13. The Public Works Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate excellence in management and execution of the Army public works and real property maintenance missions.

  • Read Across America Week

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Grinch (Derek Hyde, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, school liaison officer) reads a Dr. Seuss book to Illesheim middle schoolers as part of Read Across America week. The campaign kicked off here March 2 at the Ansbach Elementary School when The Cat in the Hat (Ramona Kechelen) visited every class to speak on the importance of reading.

  • 25th ID's Hawaiian Roots Still Strong

    Mar 16, 2009

    The 25th Infantry Division's Hawaiian heritage remains strong, even in Iraq.

  • AFAP provides 'voice' for improving lives in Army communities

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For 25 years, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) has been providing Army communities worldwide with a "voice" in improving quality of life by initiating change. This year, that voice may be yours.

  • Reservist saves woman from suicide attempt

    Mar 13, 2009

    HONOLULU - Today he is called "Spidey." Some even call him "Indiana Jones." These are new titles for David Yamamoto, a Honolulu police sergeant and an Army Reserve command sergeant major, after he leapt from the fourth floor of a five-story Waikiki parking structure to save a woman attempting suicide in September 2008.

  • Soldiers and cadets work together to clean up beach

    Mar 13, 2009

    WAIANAE, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 30, 1-ton bags lay jam-packed with debris that once littered the beaches at the Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC) here, due to the clean up efforts of Soldiers and local high school students, March 6.

  • Cub Scouts help Army restore environment

    Mar 13, 2009

    Restoring the native Koa forest in the mountain ecosystem is an ongoing effort spearheaded by the Oahu Army Natural Resource Program (OANRP). Decades of unwanted growth and human interaction have taken a toll on the fragile systems here.

  • Nearly 300 turn out for USO 5K race

    Mar 13, 2009

    Servicemembers can always count on a warm welcome from volunteers when they visit a USO locaA,Ation anywhere across the globe. Those same smileyA,Afaced, caring volunteers welcomed and encouraged about 271 runners who parA,Aticipated in the Fort Bragg USO 5K Run for the Troops Saturday in Fayetteville.

  • Well-funded programs give Soldiers economic cover

    Mar 13, 2009

    Soldiers who've had trouble weathering recent economic storms can look to various Army programs for help.

  • Fort Bragg's reunion training helps Soldiers, Families reunite

    Mar 13, 2009

    "Reunion is not always easy, is it'" asked Chaplain (Col.) Larry McCarty, the Task Force Bragg chaplain, at the beginning of the battlemind reunion training session for the XVIII Airborne Corps senior spouses Mar. 4. In order to help Soldiers and Families adapt to the changes and difficulties that come with redeployment, Soldiers and their spouses receive battlemind reunion training.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • Picerne opens Randolph Pointe apartments for single Soldiers at Fort Bragg

    Mar 13, 2009

    The commute home just got shorter for some of Fort Bragg's single or unaccompanied senior noncommissioned officers and officers. Randolph Pointe, Picerne Military Housing's new on-post luxury apartment community for senior single Soldiers, opened Feb. 20. Master Sgt. Michelle Vinson was one of the first to move in. "I like that it's on post but offers the same quality as an off-post apartment," she said.

  • Perserverance gets retiree through life, leads to success in the military

    Mar 13, 2009

    By definition, perseverA,A!ance is the steady persistA,A!ence in a course of action, a purpose, especially despite difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. To perseA,A!vere throughout ones' life would be a success. And that's just what Steve Pusztay did. Born Oct. 10, 1947, Pusztay, a retired Army intelligence analyst, takes perseverance to heart in all he does. "What motivates me the most is when someone tells me I cannot do someA,A!thing," said Pusztay. "It drives me to do my best." Pusztay was born in Goeppingen, Wuertemberg Baden, West Germany, and spent most of his young life in a displaced persons camp. "After my parents were liberated after having spent two years in a conA,A!centration camp in Austria, we lived in the D.P. camps for more than nine years," said Pusztay. Pusztay had a total of 16 siblings; 10 brothers and six sisters. Eight are still alive today.

  • Fort Bragg Staff Sergeant earns career counselor of the year

    Mar 13, 2009

    She's like most Soldiers. She's early to rise for morning physical fitness and anxious to start the day with her mission in hand. But it's the reasons she completes her mission that sets her apart from others. Staff Sgt. JAfA!net Chatman-Kirkland, career counselor, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, was the winner of the 2008 XVIII Airborne Corps Career Counselor of the Year and 2008 Fort Bragg Career Counselor of the Year. She understands the value of retaining Soldiers and keeping the Army at full strength.

  • Rare bats call Fort Bragg home

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Bragg is home to all classes of wildlife, which includes numerous species of bats. The Fort Bragg Endangered Species Branch along with Copperhead Environmental Consulting has been able to identify 10 species of bats on Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall. Two of the identified species are considered rare and federal species of concern, the Rafinesque's big-eared and the Southeastern myotis. The Rafinesque's big-eared bat is also listed as state threatened and the Southeastern myotis is listed as a special concern species by the state.

  • Fort bragg's 65th MP Company returns from Iraq

    Mar 13, 2009

    About 160 Soldiers from the 65th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne), returned after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Saturday to the cheers of Family and friends at Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp.

  • 82nd's 1st BCT recognized for successful risk management

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Department of the Army presented the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, with the Composite Risk Management Safety Award at Devil Field March 5. The award distinguishes the brigade from most others in the U.S. Army by recognizing their successful efforts in implementing the composite risk management system, which contributed to an overall 154 percent reduction in reportable accidents during the first three quarters during the brigade's deployment to Iraq in 2007 to 2008.

  • Fort Bragg Battery deploys to provide support in Iraq

    Mar 13, 2009

    Echo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery deployed Thursday from Green Ramp to Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Echo Battery, the only airborne ADA battery in the Army, first received an alert in January 2008 that the battery would be deploying in March 2009. Capt. Michael A. Kramer and 1st Sgt. Gary E. Plotnick took the reins and started to train for their mission specific tasks.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • APG & RDECOM top NCO sees promise in Year of NCO

    Mar 13, 2009

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • Warfighters' Forums: a new era in Army collaboration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Taking advantage of today's technological advances was one of the initiatives that led to the inception of the Army's Warfighters' Forums. Now, Web-based, information-sharing collaborative forums are becoming an integral tool for Army commanders at all echelons.

  • Detroit Arsenal CDC Raises a Puppy for Leader Dogs for the Blind

    Mar 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison - Detroit Arsenal Child Development Center has an exciting opportunity to raise a puppy for a year supporting the Leader Dogs for the Blind program. The puppy's name is Camie, and the goal is to raise her so that she will eventually become a service dog for a visually impaired person.

  • Transportation manager does 'mass' travel as missionary

    Mar 13, 2009

    When most people prepare to travel out of the country, it is usually for a vacation to escape their work, but for one Fort McPherson woman, traveling is often just the beginning of work. In addition to her normal job as management analyst and mass transit coordinator for the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Resource Management, Baker McNair serves as a missionary for Eagles Mount Evangelistic Out-reach Ministry, traveling the globe to deliver the gospel.

  • Safety NCOAca,!E+plays big role in bringing the HEAT

    Mar 13, 2009

    When he needed a job done, he turned to the one thing that had proven itself time and time again: the Army's NCOs. In 2005, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Rik Cox, tactical safety officer for the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., was tasked with finding a way to reduce fatalities from overturned Army vehicles. Along with a team of three NCOs, the four would create a device, the HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer, which would fulfill the mission and go on to be named one of the Army's greatest inventions for 2007.

  • Financial experts, regulators bring information to Army audiences

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With stock markets and indices around the world flailing wildly from day to day, there might be no better time than the present to talk money with the experts.

  • Stigma: The 'deadly, toxic workplace hazard'

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Stigma is a little, six-letter word with enormous consequences, according to Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Loree Sutton, special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

  • Teaming up for a good time

    Mar 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The multifaceted Warrior Adventure Quest program is up and running in Wiesbaden. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-run program introduces redeployed Soldiers to positive outlets for blowing off steam during reintegration and contributes to cohesiveness and leadership among Soldiers.

  • Dedicated service: Wiesbaden employee reaches five decade mark

    Mar 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Half a century. That's how long Francis Townsend has served his country - as an Airman, Soldier and a Defense Department civilian.

  • First Lady visits Fort Bragg, vows support for military families

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Soldiers and family members at Fort Bragg in what was her first tour outside the White House.

  • Great Plains Regional Medical Command Soldiers do well at competition

    Mar 12, 2009

    The honor of representing Great Plains Regional Medical Command meant a lot to nine Noncommissioned Officers and 10 Soldier of the Year Candidates participating in the five-day competition beginning Feb. 22.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Battle of the Alamo commemorated

    Mar 12, 2009

    "Remember the Alamo," said Maj. Gen. Keith Huber, commanding general, U.S. Army South, addressing members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and guests attending the memorial service at the Alamo March 6 in honor of the defenders of the Alamo.

  • NCOs focus on fitness with battlefield fun run

    Mar 12, 2009

    To build cohesion among the NCO Corps, NCOs from around Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem gathered to run up Kennesaw Mountain Mar. 11. The group recited the NCO Creed at the base of the mountain and the Soldier's Creed at the top. The event was held in honor of this month's Year of the NCO theme, "Focus on Physical Fitness."

  • Top NCOs comprise Fort Leavenworth Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Mar 12, 2009

    The Fort Leavenworth Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is an elite group of noncommissioned officers who volunteer in the community. Club-sponsored events include blood drives, visits to the Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center, highway cleanups, reading day at Bradley Elementary School and many other volunteering opportunities.

  • Abrams led CAC-T through challenges

    Mar 12, 2009

    "The future is bright for the Combined Arms Center for Training and the Army," Brig. Gen. Robert Abrams, deputy commanding general of CAC-T, told the all-hands crowd March 9 before leaving Fort Leavenworth to command the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Kentucky recognizes Knox for outstanding energy program

    Mar 12, 2009

    Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet secretary visited Fort Knox to present award. While here, leadership briefed secretary on Knox's extensive energy conservation in many fields. Estimate of savings to the Army is in the millions. Many measures contributed to the huge success.

  • Bamberg units recognize Year of the NCO

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- More than 220 noncommissioned officers from several units on post gathered for an NCO Call March 5 at the Warner Conference Center to recognize the Year of the NCO.

  • Policy supports cost reductions

    Mar 12, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- By consolidating computer network updates to once a week rather than updating the system every day and by shutting down workstations at the end of each workday, except for Wednesdays, USAG Bamberg expects to save thousands of dollars in energy costs.

  • Hohenfels students earn national ranking, make school history at JROTC competition

    Mar 12, 2009

    After competing against the 14 top teams in the country, the Hohenfels High School all-female rifle team brought back the school's first ever national ranking with their fifth place finish at the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Service Championship Feb. 13 and 14 in Camp Perry, Ohio. "We're the first athletic team from Hohenfels to go to a stateside competition, and not only did we do well, we brought home some bacon," said coach 1st Sgt. (Ret.) Bruce Andrews.

  • Command sergeants major kick off Year of the NCO at Hohenfels

    Mar 12, 2009

    Command Sgt. Major Mike Boom and Command Sgt. Major Perry Clark spoke to Soldiers at the U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels dining facility Feb. 27 about the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. The ceremony was a symbolic kick off for a yearAca,!a,,cs worth of activities that will incorporate the theme, said Clark. Aca,!A"Our NCOs have come a long way and done a whole lot. They make it all run. You just canAca,!a,,ct celebrate that in half an hour,Aca,!A? he said.

  • 2008 KATUSA of the Year selected at Casey

    Mar 11, 2009

    Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2nd Infantry Division commander, Pfc. Kim, Woo Chul, HHC, USAG-RC, Choi, Hye Kil (Kim's mother) Col. Yun Won Hee, EUSA Republlic of Korea Support Group commander, pause during ceremony honoring Kim as 2008 KATUSA of the Year.

  • Red Cloud leadership visits Humphreys

    Mar 11, 2009

    Col. John Dumoulin Jr., USAG-Humphreys commander, presented a briefing March 2 to the USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey commanders, directors and special staff on the changes for the future of the Humphreys Garrison. Dumoulin also provided the staff with a windshield tour of the camp and talked about the changes completed and changes to be started with stops at Single Soldier Barracks, 550 sq. ft., married Soldiers family housing, three, four and five bedroom suites, and their Super Gym, which has three floors. - U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson

  • New Family Readiness Center opens on Casey

    Mar 11, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Soldiers, Family and community members gathered for the official opening of the Family Readiness Center March 3 at USAG-Casey.

  • BOSS determines future plans at Stanley

    Mar 11, 2009

    CAMP STANLEY - Warrior Country representatives from Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers met March 6 for their quarterly meeting to talk about coming BOSS events within Area I at the Community Activities Center here.

  • Spouses attend financial readiness class

    Mar 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Spouses and Family members attended a Financial Readiness Class Feb. 27 held in the USAG-Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage. The class taught servicemembers and their Families how to manage financial problems they may face.

  • Texas Hold'em Champinship Poker Tournament finds ace at Red Cloud

    Mar 11, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - More than 150 service members and Civilians filled USAG-Red Cloud Mitchell's Club March 7 for the Texas Hold'em Championship Poker Tournament. The tournament lasted for more than four hours in which the last player standing, Brian Wadas won a $1,000 gift card from Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and the opportunity to play in the All-Army Texas Hold'em Internet Tournament April 25.

  • Yung Joc entertains in Casey's Gateway Club

    Mar 11, 2009

    Hip-hop sensation Yung Joc entertained more than 400 Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members Feb. 25 in USAG-Casey's Gateway Club.

  • Growing threat of ballistic missiles drives agency's efforts

    Mar 11, 2009

    The growing threat of ballistic missile proliferation around the world is a concern not only of military leaders but also of President Obama's administration, said the new director of the Missile Defense Agency.

  • Garrison Intern's Efforts Count with Environment

    Mar 11, 2009

    Garrison intern Shannon Allen is no bean counter. However, her job as an ecologist providing National Environmental Policy Act support in the Directorate of Public Works does make her the occasional shrimp counter. Allen's assignment in the Garrison intern program puts her on the DPW team that manages the endangered and protected wildlife on Redstone.

  • Refreshing Way Around Acquisition Process

    Mar 11, 2009

    There's a government-industry partnership team at Redstone Arsenal that is catching the attention of aviation and missile system leaders throughout the Army and Defense Department. The partnership - designed to update existing and aging weapon systems while also cutting costs, speeding up the design, production and acquisition processes, and providing the best equipment possible to the war fighter - is known as Continuous Technology Refreshment. It is a DoD-wide program that has been implemented successfully by the Integrated Materiel Management Center for the Aviation and Missile Command. "CTR is a life cycle management success story for AMCOM," said Alan Miller, chief of maintenance information operations for IMMC. "AMCOM is a model of how to make CTR work. This is a high priority program to (AMCOM commander) Maj. Gen. (Jim) Myles and IMMC director Eric Edwards."

  • Farewell held for 742nd MI group deploying to Iraq

    Mar 11, 2009

    Members of the 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion have a farewell ceremony as they prepare to deploy to Iraq.

  • Go Out There and Continue to Make a Difference

    Mar 11, 2009

    Women's History Month isn't about making history, according to the keynote speaker at Team Redstone's annual observance program March 5. "It's about women making a difference," Liz Hurley, news anchor for WAFF Channel 48, said. She has definitely done that.

  • Planning for disaster: Garrison activates EOC during force protection exercise

    Mar 11, 2009

    Fort Meade practiced its responses to a plethora of disaster scenarios during an Installation Force Protection Exercise held March 4 and 5.

  • Expect more testing in skies over Redstone

    Mar 11, 2009

    Much of the Army's test and evaluation resources will be channeled through the Aviation Technical Test Center. That's what Keith Darrow told the International Test and Evaluation Association at its luncheon Thursday at the Qinetiq facility in Huntsville. Darrow, deputy commander for ATTC and guest speaker at the luncheon, informed the group of his organization's role and mission in the testing community and what the community can expect during and after its transition from Fort Rucker to Redstone Arsenal due to the Base Realignment and Closure. Sixty aircraft will be conducting aviation testing in the surrounding communities on a daily basis. "I don't think the community has a good understanding of that yet," Darrow said, explaining that organizations in Redstone and ATTC are doing everything they can to inform the community of what they may start seeing and hearing from the air.

  • Economy hurting your wallet' Save money commuting by ride sharing

    Mar 11, 2009

    Picatinny Arsenal - Federal employees here can earn $120 per month for taking advantage of the federal van-pool program.

  • Army seeks solutions for spike in suicides

    Mar 11, 2009

  • 550 Troops Gather for Year of the NCO Community Run

    Mar 11, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Despite rain and cold weather, about 550 Soldiers participated in a Heidelberg community run Friday morning to celebrate 2009 as the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • Tournament teeing off to benefit Honor Flight

    Mar 11, 2009

    They may not be wearing red, white and blue, but golfers teeing off in the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight Golf Tournament on April 24 will be displaying their patriotism in all its glorious colors. After all, there's nothing more patriotic than lending a helping hand to a World War II veteran who wants to fulfill a dream of visiting their war memorial in Washington, D.C. Golfers playing in the April 24 tournament at the Links at Redstone Arsenal will indeed be lending that hand by participating in the first-ever Honor Flight golfing fund-raiser organized and sponsored by a Redstone Arsenal organization. The AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate has stepped up to make this fund-raiser a success in providing much-needed financial assistance to Tennessee Valley Honor Flight.

  • System uses ID cards to track use of recreational facilities

    Mar 11, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Gone are the days of scribbling your name on a clipboard before entering a fitness center.

  • Leading the way in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 11, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis isn't really concerned about the motives that cause a Soldier to join the Army. "Some join the Army to provide for their family and to serve. Some join to go to college and to serve. There are a lot of reasons. Each of those reasons comes with 'and to serve.' Soldiers have a desire to serve their country and to be part of something that's bigger than all of us," Clark-Davis said. "And they are a better person for that."

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Picatinny Arsenal NCO oath

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Joint celebration says 'thanks' to youth

    Mar 11, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Saying "thanks" this year to Kaiserslautern's youngest members during April's Month of the Military Child will mark a "first."

  • Pre-cancerous skin spots cause look back at lifelong over-exposure to the sun

    Mar 11, 2009

    Over-exposure to the sun during youth and young adulthood causes Kaiserslautern resident to undergo painful treatment later in life and remind others of the sun's danger.

  • 'Peter Pan:' Grateful German citizen treats U.S. youths to free day at the theater

    Mar 11, 2009

    (FRANKFURT, Germany) - A German whose early childhood was influenced by the action of an American Soldier has in turn reached out to the children of American Soldiers in Germany. Dr. Wilfried Kastening, treasurer of Frankfurt International School, and his wife, Astrid, business manager of Theatre Unlimited, hosted 45 children and their chaperones from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's School-Age Services program at a play in Frankfurt. The children attended the opening performance of "Peter Pan" at the English Theater.

  • Wiesbaden AFAP conference prioritizes top issues

    Mar 11, 2009

    (WIESBADEN, Germany) - For the seasoned participants of the Army Family Action Plan, the process is great. But to the Soldier who executes with few words of instruction, the process may be a little too bureaucratic. But whatever the regard, for the past 25 years, the process has been getting things done.

  • Kids have Fun and learn to cope and at Operation Purple camp

    Mar 10, 2009

    The National Military Family Association's Operation Purple camp program will once again be accepting applications online, beginning March 16, at www.operationpurple.org. The program aims to help military kids experience carefree fun while also learning coping skills to deal with war-related stress, and fosters relationships with others who know what they are going through because they are experiencing it, too. Operation Purple camp also helps kids to gain confidence and teaches them to be stewards of the community and of the environment.

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at www.afrcresorts.com

  • Volunteer videos selected to help thousands worldwide

    Mar 10, 2009

    The Army Community Services director for the Department of the Army has selected three locally produced how-to videos to be added Army-wide to the My Army Life Too Web site.

  • Post kicks off Army Emergency Relief campaign

    Mar 10, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth began its 2009 Army Emergency Relief Annual Fund Raising Campaign with a kick-off ceremony Feb. 27 at the Frontier Conference Center. The AER national campaign slogan this year is "Adding Strength to Army Strong."

  • Military looks to dispel myths, advance treatment for TBI

    Mar 10, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Get a good night's sleep. That is medical professionals' seemingly simple, yet sometimes complicated, goal when they reintegrate Soldiers who have returned from deployments and might have suffered traumatic brain injuries, according to Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, commander of Europe Regional Medical Command.

  • Female First Sergeants Lead Post Soldiers

    Mar 10, 2009

    Fort Leavenworth's three female first sergeants say motivating and mentoring enlisted Soldiers is one of the best careers a noncommissioned officer can have.

  • Read to children: They will thank you later

    Mar 10, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - "It takes hundreds of hours of lap time for a child to gain the pre-literacy skills necessary to learn to read early and well," said the National Children's Reading Foundation Web site about the need for parents to read to their children.

  • ReStore recovering materials from Fort Riley homes

    Mar 10, 2009

    "It's better than a win-win situation. It is a win-win-win-win situation," said Gary Stowe, ReStore director, in reference to the effort currently underway on Fort Riley to reclaim building material and supplies from homes slated for demolition.

  • Schweinfurt youth participate in Imagemakers contest

    Mar 10, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - The back wall of the School Age Services (SAS) gymnasium came to life March 3, covered with photographs and digital art in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Imagemakers competition.

  • New Chaplain on board

    Mar 10, 2009

    About 13 years ago Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Hann deployed to the southern New Mexico desert for a major exercise and stopped briefly at White Sands Missile Range. Now he is the Post Chaplain.

  • Dinner kicks of Bataan March season

    Mar 10, 2009

    White Sands Missile Range held its first event leading up to the Bataan Memorial Death March last week when about 150 people from White Sands and surrounding communities honored Death March Survivors with a dinner.

  • Year of the NCO: Benelux Spotlight

    Mar 10, 2009

    MONS, Belgium -- Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Bartelle, the senior noncommissioned officer Allied Command Operations, took time to show his appreciation to two NCOs instrumental in planning the Black History Month celebration at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Belgium.

  • Dutch Prime Minister Takes Time Out for Brussels First-Grader

    Mar 10, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Many youngsters who learned to read after 1995 are acquainted with Stanley Lambchop, a.k.a. "Flat Stanley." One student in Brussels sent his Flat Stanley to the Dutch Prime Minister and received a pleasant surprise.

  • Army Emergency Relief equates to 'Soldiers helping Soldiers'

    Mar 10, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Think nonprofit organization, think Army Emergency Relief, to actively help a fellow Soldier or neighbor who is suffering from a financial emergency.

  • Senior Mentor Assists 8th Theater Sustainment Command During Exercise

    Mar 10, 2009

    Maj. Gen. (ret) Robert Shadley rose through the ranks during his 33-years as an Army officer, culminating his career as the director of logistics for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort. McPherson, Ga. Today, Shadley shares the knowledge gained during his three decades in uniform as a senior mentor for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's (TSC) command post exercise (CPX), at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Military Saves helps Soldiers help themselves

    Mar 10, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- Everyone is trying to stretch greenbacks lately and the Military Saves program at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach showed 36 Soldiers and family members how to build wealth with a variety of classes.

  • Volunteer videos selected to help thousands worldwide

    Mar 10, 2009

    The Army Community Services director for the Department of the Army has selected three locally produced how-to videos to be added Army-wide to the My Army Life Too Web site.

  • The Year of the NCO kicks off in Junction City, Kansas

    Mar 9, 2009

    Fort Riley helped kick-off the Army's celebration of the "Year of the NCO" in Junction City, Kan. The ceremony featured Fort Riley Noncommissioned Officers members of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club dressed in periodic uniforms from the Civil War, WW I & II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

  • Fort Riley's fleet is going 'Green'

    Mar 9, 2009

    Fort Riley's Transportation Motor Pool will receive 13 Neighborhood Electric Vehicles as part of the Army's conversion to the use of more fuel efficient and energy saving vehicles and equipment.

  • Troops to Teachers helps Soldiers fill teaching slots

    Mar 9, 2009

    a Fort Riley Soldiers can take advantage of a Department of Education program to earn their bachelors degree, teaching certification and possibly a bonus for volunteering to teach in low-income school districts.

  • NSSC Scores Touchdown with Year of the NCO Kickoff Event

    Mar 9, 2009

    Short article describing the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center's Year of the NCO kickoff event.

  • Ansbach sophomore wins DoDEA Europe writing competition

    Mar 9, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- "How do veterans help the youth of today'"

  • FREEZE FRAME - Photographer revels in thrill of sport one image at a time

    Mar 9, 2009

    BIKES...camera... action! Those are the only three things on Brian Wilcox's mind when he gears-up for a dirt flying, height defying motocross photo shoot.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - Wideband Components Branch

    Mar 9, 2009

    The Wideband Components Branch's 16 employees overhaul mechanical and electrical components on the AN/TRC-170 Troposcatter Radio Terminal Set subassemblies. Branch personnel use oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers and signal generators to troubleshoot systems. The branch is part of the Communications Systems Directorate. The TRC-170 is a wideband communications system that links voice and data by providing transmission and reception of radio frequency signals. The system reflects signals off land objects or layers of the atmosphere and is capable of sending and receiving multiplex digital analog voice, digital data or a combination of both.

  • Know the facts, myths of suicide

    Mar 9, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy - Suicide is a huge problem in the Army, and it is on the rise.

  • BCTC named for Soldier's Soldier

    Mar 9, 2009

    As this is the Army's Year of the NCO, it was only fitting that Fort Polk christened its new Battle Command Training Center in honor of a former command sergeant major who was respected and admired by those he served with for 35 years. The new $30 million facility was named for Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Tom Berry. Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commander Brig. Gen. James Yarbrough said Berry, who died in 2005, spent his life committed to the Soldiers under his guidance.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Volunteers read to children as part of Dr. Seuss Day

    Mar 8, 2009

    Volunteers read to children at the Ord Military Community Child Development Center in celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on March 2, 2009.

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