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  • Project Office has Precise Procurement Needs

    Dec 17, 2008

    As 2008 winds down and Aca,!a,,c09 ramps up, the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Office is living up to its name -- Precision. Aca,!A"We are ceasing the procurement of Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions after deliveries of work in progress,Aca,!A? project manager Col. Dave Rice said. Aca,!A"We are also pursuing technologies that will meet the requirement to engage broadly dispersed area targets.Aca,!A? An Army Configuration Steering Board has resulted in the release of a request for proposal for two or more competing contractors to provide Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead technology solutions.

  • Blessings Abound for Family Facing Health Crisis

    Dec 17, 2008

    Rick GrayAca,!a,,cs faith has been tested to its very core. And, yet, he counts his blessings every day. HeAca,!a,,cs thankful to God for his wife Lisa, his twin daughters Hannah and Lauren, his church and community, and his job with AMCOMAca,!a,,cs Integrated Material Management Center that now allows him to work from home. Those blessings mean a lot to a man who is struggling with incurable stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. But thatAca,!a,,cs not the only health challenge faced by Gray and his family.

  • National Guard Celebrates 372nd Birthday

    Dec 17, 2008

    In a year when the Alabama Army National Guard has gone through one its most significant transformations, the commander of a state theater-level headquarters said AlabamaAca,!a,,cs Guard is ready for its dual mission in support of the stateAca,!a,,cs governor and the nationAca,!a,,cs president. Maj. Gen. Joe Harkey, commander of the Alabama Army National GuardAca,!a,,cs 167th Theater Sustainment Command, provided an outline of the GuardAca,!a,,cs history and its future at a National Guard 372nd birthday breakfast sponsored by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army on Friday at the Heritage Club. Harkey said the state activated 41 units, deactivated 54 units and converted another 44 units during its transformation from Aca,!A"a strategic reserve to an operational forceAca,!A? that provides flexibility in its dual mission to provide states with units trained and equipped to protect life and property, and to provide the nation units trained, equipped and ready to defend the U.S. and its interests anywhere in the world.

  • Redstone School Bus Operation Nearing End

    Dec 17, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal is getting out of the school bus business. The change began this school year when Huntsville started transporting Redstone youngsters who attend Columbia and New Century high schools. The next phase will begin Jan. 5, after the Christmas break, when the city will start transporting students to J.E. Williams Middle School. Next year, the city will transport students to J.E. Williams Elementary.

  • Canines Charm Vets Home Residents

    Dec 17, 2008

    Visitors at the Tut Fann Veterans Home rarely are of the four-legged variety. But, thanks to the generosity of some dog owners from Athens, veterans at Tut Fann recently got to pet, hold, hug and talk to a few of Aca,!A"manAca,!a,,cs best friends.Aca,!A? The furry visitors garnered lots of different responses during their Dec. 9 visit with veterans, ranging from surprise to sheer joy with comments like Aca,!A"good dogAca,!A? and Aca,!A"What a nice puppy.Aca,!A?

  • Army/Iraqi Brothers in Arms

    Dec 17, 2008

    Adel Shnaif Lakal, an Iraqi Policeman, poses for a photo with Savanna, Georgia native, Spc. Daniel Flowers, of B. Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at a radio station in Tikrit, Iraq Dec. 17. The two warriors for Iraqi freedom quickly struck up a fast friendship while on a mission, despite a language barrier.

  • Fort McCoy AFAP conference sends 4 issues forward for consideration

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Fort McCoy annual Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference submitted four issues to Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Northeast Region for submission to the U.S. Army Forces Command mid-level AFAP Conference to be held March 22-27, 2009.

  • Fort McCoy fitness center offers patrons a variety of options

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Rumpel Fitness Center at Fort McCoy, Wis., offers patrons a variety of programs and equipment to aid them in their health and fitness goals.

  • Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area opens for season

    Dec 17, 2008

    Fort McCoy' Whitetail Ridge Ski Area opened for the season Dec. 13. Available activities include downhill skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling also are available when enough natural snow is present.

  • The holidays at Fort McCoy

    Dec 17, 2008

    The Fort McCoy community celebrates the holiday season.

  • Fort McCoy ACS sponsors resume writing workshop

    Dec 17, 2008

    Fort McCoy ACS sponsored a resume writing workshop Dec. 4.

  • Wounded warrior ready to return to the fight

    Dec 17, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Danger lurks on every stretch of road in Iraq with the prospect of improvised explosive devices. These roadside bombs have taken a terrible toll on those serving downrange, and Spc. Jake Altman knows very well the destruction they can cause.

  • New Online portal offers video, news, photo content for world-wide audience

    Dec 17, 2008

    Servicemembers, families and civilians around the world now have a breakthrough Internet resource for information about life at U.S. Army Installations across the Korean peninsula.

  • Racing Heroes Meet Military Heroes

    Dec 17, 2008

    Several professional racing drivers paid a visit to deployed military personnel and fans on Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, near Tikrit Iraq Dec. 15.

  • Soldiers, Family members take oath to become newest U.S. Citizens in Korea

    Dec 17, 2008

    United States Forces Korea welcomed 43 new U.S. citizens to its ranks during a naturalization ceremony held at United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Dec. 15.

  • B. Company 2/27 "Wolfhounds" Perform MRAP Ops

    Dec 16, 2008

    Laie, Hawaii native 1st Sgt. Von Auna, First Sergeant, B. Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, rides inside a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle during a convoy mission outside of Forward Operating Base Bernstein, near Tuz Khurmatu, Iraq Dec. 15. Auna leads his Soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and adds another page to the storied "Wolfhounds" history.

  • Isle keiki send Soldiers holiday cheer

    Dec 16, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" A brightly colored holiday card decorated with a Christmas tree and American flag read, Aca,!A"My Christmas wish this year is for you to be home with your family.Aca,!A?

  • Mele Kalikimaka: Military riders participate in Toys For Tots run

    Dec 16, 2008

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 6,000 motorcycles of all makes and sizes thundered through Waikiki during the 34th Annual Street Bikers United Hawaii Toy Run Parade benefiting the Marine Corps Reserves Toys For Tots, Dec. 7.

  • 53-year-old lieutenant graduates from BOLC II

    Dec 16, 2008

    Mike Finnegan might be the oldest first lieutenant to graduate from Basic Officer Leader Course II at Fort Benning, Ga. At 53, he completed the end of course Army Physical Fitness Test Monday with a score of 295, completing 84 push ups, 66 sit ups and running two miles in 15:22. But it took Finnegan 30 years to get there.

  • Battle of the Bulge 2008 Commemoration in Bastogne

    Dec 16, 2008

    BASTOGNE, BelgiumAca,!"Thousands of servicemembers and families from across Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany gathered in Bastogne on Dec. 13, 2008, to walk the snow-covered icy trails that veterans of the Battle of the Bulge walked 64 years earlier. Following the walk, the town celebrated the WWII victory with a parade led by a U.S. Army Garrison Benelux color guard. Unit formations from the Belgian ArmyAca,!a,,cs 1st Artillery and Headquarters Company USAG Benelux were also present, along with cadets from Bamberg American High School. Wreaths were laid at PattonAca,!a,,cs Monument and at McAuliffe Square by U.S. and Belgian dignitaries, including Lt. Col. Keith Forsyth, USAG Benelux Directorate of Emergency Services director.

  • www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

    Dec 16, 2008

    www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

  • Vicenza artists capture All Army awards

    Dec 16, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy -- The 2008 All Army Arts & Crafts contets awarded two first place awards to community members here.

  • Vicenza high schooler wins Boys & Girls Club top award

    Dec 16, 2008

    A Vicenza High School student was selected was selected as one of 37 Boys & Girls Club artists from more than 222 finalists participating in the 2008 National Fine Arts Competition.

  • Garmisch CDC earns national accreditation

    Dec 16, 2008

    GARMISCH, Germany Aca,!" The U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch Child Development Center, located on Artillery Kaserne, is one of the first early childhood programs to earn re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children under new, more stringent standards.

  • AMR families celebrate holiday spirit at Fun Fest

    Dec 15, 2008

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" A long way from the North Pole, Santa Claus arrived at the 12th Annual Holiday Fun Fest here, Dec. 6, with a smile on his face and greeted excited children of all ages.

  • Generals Loop lights up night, installation

    Dec 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" More than 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, friends and family members gathered at Generals Loop, here, for the annual Community Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 4.

  • Trees light-up Family spirits for the holidays

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Trees for Troops program provides Soldiers and their Families trees free of charge for the holiday season.

  • Fort Bliss Families get set for holidays at Holiday Festival

    Dec 15, 2008

    More than 200 children and other military family members stopped by the Team Bliss Holiday Festival at Biggs Park to play games, watch holiday movies, drink hot chocolate and meet Santa.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers deliver cheer to local children

    Dec 15, 2008

    A group of Fort Bliss Soldiers joined with community churches at the Abundant Living Faith Center for a massive toy drive to ensure underprivileged children in the area donAca,!a,,ct celebrate Christmas without receiving some holiday cheer.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers honored at mentor breakfast

    Dec 15, 2008

    Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, received awards during the eighth annual Mentor Breakfast at the Education Service Center Region 19 Saturday for their work in mentoring members of the Victory Warriors After-School Academy.

  • EOD academy helps Army meet increased mission

    Dec 15, 2008

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new group-level pilot program was put to the test at Fort Carson Dec. 2-5, to help the Army meet the increasing demand of explosive ordnance disposal resources in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • Carson ECAT team provides Soldiers direct sustainability, environmental support

    Dec 15, 2008

    Fort Carson trains Soldiers to become Environmental Protections Officers.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers share experiences with students

    Dec 15, 2008

    Eight Soldiers assigned to William Beaumont Army Medical Center shared their military experiences and a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 20 with students from La Union Elementary School.

  • El Paso mayor impresses attendees at Fort Bliss prayer luncheon

    Dec 15, 2008

    The 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense ArtilleryAca,!a,,cs unit ministry team held a prayer luncheon, which included El Paso Mayor John Cook as a guest, at the LancerAca,!a,,cs Club East.

  • Fort Bliss spouses developed a esprit de spurs on obstacle course

    Dec 15, 2008

    Spouses of 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, servicemembers showed up in force to participate in the squadronAca,!a,,cs spur ride at Abernathy Park.

  • Fort Bliss assists with community tree-lighting

    Dec 15, 2008

    A Marine color guard prepares to present the colors for the singing of the national anthem prior to El PasoAca,!a,,cs 73rd annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, held Saturday at the downtown plaza. The event included performances from the 62nd Army BandAca,!a,,cs brass quintet and a speech from Col. Daniel Alvarez, acting deputy commander of the Mobilization and Deployment Brigade.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers help doll ladies bring cheer for Christmas

    Dec 15, 2008

    Twenty Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, served as escorts and assisted attendees at the 35th annual Doll Ladies Tea Dec. 2nd at the OfficersAca,!a,,c Club. The event honors the tradition of Operation Santa Claus, a program through which toys are collected and repaired and then given to underprivileged children for Christmas.

  • Fort Bliss' pie throwing raises money for families

    Dec 15, 2008

    Taking a cue from one of the most timeless gags in the history of physical comedy, Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, threw pies at their senior-enlisted cadre Dec. 2 to raise money for the unitAca,!a,,cs family readiness groups.

  • Fort Bliss holds 'Best in the West' chili cook-off

    Dec 15, 2008

    Six teams of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery, competed to be named Aca,!A"the Best in the WestAca,!A? at the unitAca,!a,,cs first chili cook-off Dec. 3. The event was coordinated as a fundraiser for the unitAca,!a,,cs family readiness group to support the entire cost of the unit Christmas party so the Soldiers and their family members donAca,!a,,ct have to pay out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Firefighters benefit from training provided by German State of Rheinland-Pfalz

    Dec 15, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Twelve Army firefighters from fire stations in Germersheim, Miesau and Baumholder were among 20 Aca,!A"studentsAca,!A? graduating Dec. 12 in Koblenz for completion of from industrial firefighter (Werkfeuerwehrmann) certification training provided by the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, as additional training beyond their regular personal qualification.

  • IMCOM-Europe, USAREUR honor food services winners

    Dec 15, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" The ArmyAca,!a,,cs top food service Soldiers and dining facilities were honored at the Installation Management Command-Europe and U.S. Army Europe 41st Annual Food Service Awards Ceremony at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion here, Dec. 11.

  • Arctic Wolf Soldiers Honor Fallen Soldiers, Friends

    Dec 14, 2008

    A group of "Arctic Wolves" Soldiers embrace at a memorial for Staff Sgt. Solomon Sam and Sgt. John Savage at Forward Operating Base Marez Dec. 10. Solomon served as a heavy equipment operator and squad leader of 3rd Platoon 523rd "Wolverine" Battalion, Savage served two tours of duty in Mosul, his latest with the 94th Engineer Battalion. Both Soldiers lost their lives following an improvised explosive detonated outisde of FOB Marez.

  • Iraqi Army, 25th ID Leaders Meet in Mosul

    Dec 14, 2008

    Iraqi Army leaders met with 25th Infantry Division leaders in the streets of a once-dangerous neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq. Together the two armed forces, sharing the same goal, displayed the vast improvement in the safety and liberty of Iraq.

  • Tropic Lightning

    Dec 14, 2008

  • FOB Gabe's Strykers

    Dec 14, 2008

    A 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division "Arctic Wolf" Soldier exits a Stryker in Gabe, Iraq Dec. 12 following a short convoy through the streets of Iraq. .

  • U.S. Army/Iraqi Army Camaraderie

    Dec 14, 2008

    A 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Soldier enjoys a friendly chat with an Iraqi Army soldier in Forward Operating Base Gabe, Iraq Dec. 12.

  • Lovett Assumes Command of HHSB

    Dec 14, 2008

    Capt. Joseph J. LeMay, Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battery, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, welcomes incoming company commander Capt. Kevin W. Lovett, HHSB, 2nd Btn., 8th FA, 1st Bde, 25th ID, at a change of command ceremony on Forward Operating Base Warhorse, in Iraq December 12.

  • MND-N Command Sergeant Major

    Dec 13, 2008

    Task Force Lightning Leaders pay a visit to Bravo Company 1/5, 25ID.

  • 1st Infantry Division Band to perform at Kansas State University

    Dec 12, 2008

    The Big Red One 1st ID Band will perform a Christmas concert at Kansas State University (KSU).

  • Fort Riley to open new Warrior Transition Battalion gym

    Dec 12, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion will soon have access to another gym. This gym will inlcude standard free weights and machine weights. It will also include handicap accessible equipment to help Soldiers recover from their injuries.

  • Middle school student shadows post firefighters for a day

    Dec 12, 2008

    A Fort Riley Middle School student realized her dream. She was allowed to shadow a firefighter from Fort Riley's Emergency Services department for one day.

  • Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard horses receive visit from a veterinarian technician

    Dec 12, 2008

    The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard Horses receive veterinarian services. Fort Riley's Mounted Color Guard and their horses have been selected to participate in President (Elect) Obama's Inauguration Jan. 20, 2008.

  • Fort Monroe Tree Lighting

    Dec 12, 2008

    Fort Monroe youths join Garrison Commander in 2008 tree lighting ceremony

  • Family Readiness Groups ready barracks for returning 1st Infantry Division single soldiers

    Dec 12, 2008

    Family Readiness Groups prepare single Soldier barracks for Soldiers assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's, 1st Sustainment Brigade - The 'Durable' Brigade is returning to Fort Riley after a 15 month deployment to Iraq.

  • Camp Cope teaches children skills to cope with war

    Dec 12, 2008

    Children play and learn how deal with deployment stress while their military parent(s) are in Iraq or Afghanistan

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Belvoir Opens New WTU Housing

    Dec 12, 2008

    Fort Belvoir opens WTU barracks on post.

  • Installation Helps Celebrate Holidays with Community Partners

    Dec 12, 2008

    The 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield joined in celebrating the holidays with their community partners around Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield over the Dec. 5-7 weekend.

  • Tree Lighting Helps Boost Christmas Spirit

    Dec 12, 2008

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield holds Christmas Tree Lighting to the theme, 'T'was the Night before Christmas.' The event, attended by more than 1000 Soldiers, Families and local community members transported attendees to a winter wonderland.

  • Suicide survivors find tools for coping with loss of loved ones

    Dec 12, 2008

    Family and friends who have lost loved ones to suicide went to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and more than 170 other sites across the country Nov. 22 to find tools for coping with those losses.

  • Commentary: The easiest gift of all

    Dec 12, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs the holiday season, a time for giving. Too bad many of us forget to pass along the easiest, least-expensive gift of all Aca,!" a simple pat on the back and recognition for a job well done.

  • Former Fort Lewis Soldier now advocate for children

    Dec 12, 2008

    Armando Mejia is a living contrast; the former infantry Soldier with the sharp edges and tough demeanor common to the profession now spends his days in a softer arenaAca,!" playing with, mentoring and advocating for children. Mejia, a former Wounded Warrior and the military liaison for the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, spoke about this transition to more than 400 Warriors in Transition, staff and community members at the Warrior Transition BattalionAca,!a,,cs town hall here Dec. 4.

  • 2nd BCT Soldier Receives Purple Heart

    Dec 12, 2008

    Major General Tony Cucolo, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, pins the Purple Heart on Spc. Danny Segui, 1/64 Armor, 2nd BCT, as Georgia Congressman John Barrow looks on, Dec. 5 at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart.

  • Finance wizards offer Fort Lewis sage advice

    Dec 12, 2008

    Forts Lewis and McChord Air Force Base hosted a conclave of personal finance readiness experts who addressed service membersAca,!a,,c financial concerns at the American Lake Community Center, Dec. 4. The event was part of the Department of Defense-sponsored Installation Financial Readiness Challenge Roadshow and featured finance experts who spoke to service members on a variety of topics of concern in todayAca,!a,,cs staggering economy.

  • Installation DUI Campaign Aims For Safety

    Dec 12, 2008

    To counter-act the increasing number of alcohol-related incidents Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have begun an aggressive campaign to promote driving under the influence awareness and influence Soldiers, Family, and Department of Defense Civilians to alter their behavior and facilitate safe and sensible celebration habits.

  • Fort Lewis play promotes discussion about rape

    Dec 12, 2008

    Fort Lewis became the second Army installation to offer Aca,!A"Sex Signals,Aca,!A? a 70- to 90-minute presentation that encourages audience participation to determine its direction and discuss the issues covered. The training targets Soldiers in the 18-25 age group in which date rape usually occurs.

  • Dublin Trip Honors Veterans For Service

    Dec 12, 2008

    This year more than 75 Soldiers along with the 3rd Infantry Division Color Guard and the 3rd ID Band traveled with the Veterans Council to help present the fruit baskets, pay honor to their service, visit with them, and present a holiday concert at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Ga.

  • Soldier Spends Time With Friends For Holidays

    Dec 12, 2008

    For 17 years, the Soldier now stationed with 1st Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs Headquarters and Headquarters Company has enjoyed the holiday season with Family. This year, however, heAca,!a,,cs spending it with friends - Army friends.

  • Home For The Holidays - 4th BCT Makes Up For Missed Christmas

    Dec 12, 2008

    4th BCT Soldiers arrive home for the Holidays - Make up time for missed Christmas.

  • Vanguard Soldiers Continue Returning Home

    Dec 12, 2008

    4th BCT, 3rd ID continues redeployment

  • 4th BCT Commander sums up deployment

    Dec 12, 2008

    4th BCT Commander, Col. James, summarizes the brigade's deployment to Iraq.

  • Garrison public affairs chief wins prestigious award

    Dec 12, 2008

    The Installation Management Command recognized David McNally for winning the Korea Region Stalwart Award in a ceremony Dec. 10. The IMCOM commanding general presented the award at a formal banquet during the annual Garrison Commander's Conference.

  • Installation Management Command presents 2008 Stalwart Awards

    Dec 11, 2008

    The Installation Management Command honored the Stalwart Award nominees and winners during a banquet and awards ceremony Dec. 10 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Calif. These individuals excelled in support of the Army, Soldiers and their Families from July 2007 to July 2008.

  • DUI vehicle saves lives

    Dec 11, 2008

    A traveling presentation graphically shows Fort Sill Soldiers what effects alcohol can have on driving.

  • Haley's Holiday Hope

    Dec 11, 2008

    A 9 year-old Lawton girl, whose father is a Fort Sill Soldier is giving up her birthday presents and asking birthday part-goers to donate a toy to a local children's shelter.

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption

  • West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast

    Dec 11, 2008

    West Point WTU Soldiers receive gifts and breakfast photo and caption.

  • Take a look, it's in a book: Wide world of reading found next door

    Dec 11, 2008

    Without putting any additional squeeze on their wallets, several Fort McPherson Soldiers and Civilian employees are taking long trips this holiday season. Using their imagination and guided by the words of their favorite authors, these people are venturing deep into the worlds of fiction and nonfiction, courtesy of the Fort McPherson Library. Unlike many gifts under the Christmas tree this year, the gift of knowledge from the library carries no price tag.

  • Veterinary facility friend for 'furry little kids'

    Dec 11, 2008

    Although retired, her life is still pretty hectic taking care of her nine children, who she knows will never leave the nest. After living with such children for 50 years, it isnAca,!a,,ct a burden, but a blessing. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs very interesting; never a dull moment,Aca,!A? said Rhea McBride, as her Aca,!A"daughterAca,!A? Ollie, 7, kisses her.

  • Co-workers help dad send holiday cheer to Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2008

    When Spc. Joseph Brazell asked his father, Lt. Col. Joe Brazell, to send him a Christmas tree in Afghanistan, he had no idea the effect it would have in his fatherAca,!a,,cs office.

  • Construction begins on new FORSCOM, USARC facility at Bragg

    Dec 11, 2008

    Senior Army commanders, municipal and state leaders and invited guests from local civilian communities attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 8 for the centerpiece facility of local projects mandated by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). The ceremony marked the beginning of a multi-year construction project to build the future home of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) headquarters. The scheduled move of the two commands from

  • Military child learns lesson of gift giving: Local kids 'sock it to' children's hospi

    Dec 11, 2008

    While the world is in a recession and big-name companies are trying to fill their stockings with billions of bailout dollars, one young lady is caring about someone besides herself this holiday season. While her bank vault doesnAca,!a,,ct hold enough to fill the worldAca,!a,,cs Christmas stockings, sheAca,!a,,cs found a way to fill other stockings and brighten childrenAca,!a,,cs holidays. LaVencia V. Gaines, 10, is providing socks for children who are spending their holiday in three of AtlantaAca,!a,,cs local hospitals.

  • SAMMC Construction Project Breaks Ground

    Dec 11, 2008

    Military leaders, construction officials and wounded warriors joined Monday to break ground on an historic start of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, a $724 million construction and renovation project at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center.

  • Fort Bliss celebration honors patron saint of artillery

    Dec 11, 2008

    Soldiers from units across Fort Bliss toasted Saint Barbara on Dec. 6, raising a glass to the patron saint of artillerymen during a celebration at the Centennial Club.

  • Fort Bliss' Catholic community honors fallen servicemembers

    Dec 11, 2008

    Members of the American and German Catholic communities on Fort Bliss celebrated the holidays on Dec. 7, by unveiling a memorial to the nationAca,!a,,cs fallen servicemembers.

  • Space shuttle Endeavour visits Fort Bliss

    Dec 11, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas--The space shuttle Endeavour, and its transporting 747, stopped for a two-hour refuel at Fort Bliss' Biggs Army Airfield on Dec. 10, during the first leg of a cross-country flight from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. The Endeavor is returning from mission STS 126, which delivered life-support supplies and equipment to upgrade and expand the space station future capabilities from a three-person crew to a six-person crew. The 747 burns almost one gallon of fuel per plane length while carrying the orbiter Endeavor across the United States. Due to the weight of the combined aircrafts; it takes longer to safely stop, so a longer runway is needed and Biggs is the largest airfield in the Army inventory. Fort Bliss Base operations conducts daily airfield inspections, repairs and training to continually keep the airfield in a pristine and safe condition in order to support their multiple missions. The last Endeavor transport stopped at Biggs in 1992.

  • Remember our warfighters this holiday season

    Dec 11, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Most of our uniformed men and women who are deployed or assigned overseas will not be home with their families and friends this December. Instead, they will be performing the important mission of protecting our freedoms, and the freedoms of citizens of other countries, in lands vastly different from our own beloved country.

  • Russian Ballet visits Fort Leavenworth

    Dec 11, 2008

    Russian Ballet performs 'Nutcracker' at Fort Leavenworth.

  • Italians donate Christmas tree to Camp Darby

    Dec 11, 2008

    LIVORNO, Italy Aca,!" The traditional Camp Darby Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Dec. 5, in an atmosphere filled with enthusiasm, joy and participation.

  • Plenty of paintball action in Europe

    Dec 11, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" In the last few years, paintball has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world, including competition found on installations belonging to Installation Management Command-Europe.

  • Title

    Dec 10, 2008

    The Lewis and Clark Center, home of the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

  • United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) Fort Leavenworth

    Dec 10, 2008

    Exterior shot of current USDB, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

  • Stop, In the Name Of Safety

    Dec 10, 2008

    Presenting routine safety briefs to the installationAca,!a,,cs military members and Civilian employees in an appealing way is a challenge that the annual Holiday Safety Show has taken up for the past 23 years. Held at the Lee Playhouse Dec. 1- 4, the Holiday Safety Show featured a cast of more than 30 volunteers who gave 13 performances that strayed away from routine and occasionally bland safety messages and seasoned them with a creative mix of song, dance and comedy.

  • Michigan Military Family and Community Covenant Signing

    Dec 10, 2008

    Michigan - Army Community Covenant Signing Ceremony (Detroit Arsenal) at the state capitol in Lansing, MI.

  • Quartermaster Soldiers Shows Community Spirit, Involvement

    Dec 10, 2008

    In the spirit of the Army Community Covenant, the Soldiers attached with the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, offered their free time away from the training environment to support the Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity.

  • Army, Navy run tight game

    Dec 10, 2008

    <strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> Aca,!" The 12th annual Army-Navy flag football game occurred Dec. 6 at the MWR field adjacent to Seoul American High School resulting in Navy clinching a narrow victory over Army with a 16-14 score.

  • Commander's Corner: Road Conditions

    Dec 10, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" As this recent cold spell shows, weather in Korea can change quickly and dramatically. As responsible community members, we need to know where to turn for up-to-the minute weather information and road conditions.

  • Garden Club Members Honor Fallen Veterans

    Dec 10, 2008

    A Christmas wreath is a simple thing, a circle of greenery with a bow. It symbolizes the spirit of the season. For the Redstone Garden Club, it also means something more. With their Wreaths for Veterans project, they are using simple Christmas wreaths to honor those who have served this nation. Aca,!A"Our mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom,Aca,!A? project chairman Joy Parker said. Wreaths for Veterans is part of the larger Wreaths Across America organization, which began 17 years ago at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. This is the second year the garden club has participated. They placed more than 1,600 wreaths on servicemember graves at both Maple Hill and Valhalla cemeteries in Huntsville on Dec. 3 and 4.

  • Special delivery to Iraqi Air Force, courtesy of Redstone

    Dec 10, 2008

    Team Redstone workers gathered Dec. 1 to celebrate the delivery of five Bell Jet Ranger training helicopters to the Iraqi Air Force. Aca,!A"When youAca,!a,,cre not worried about who gets the credit, you can do phenomenal things,Aca,!A? Dr. Tom Pieplow, director of AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate, said. Aca,!A"This is a stellar example of the partnering among U.S. government entities, contractors and foreign governments.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"When anybody has a need, they come here,Aca,!A? AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles said. Aca,!A"And when they come here, we pile on quickly and get things done; itAca,!a,,cs called teamwork. That spirit of teamwork has been perfected here and taken to a higher level. Aca,!A"This is about giving the Iraqis a way to defend their own country so our Soldiers and civilians can get back.

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