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  • Army Training Network set to launch

    Apr 17, 2009

    The Army Training Network goes online today with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • IMCOM Mentoring Program opens for FY 2010 applications

    Apr 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command has announced that applications for the fiscal 2010 Centralized Mentoring Program will be accepted through June 19. The Mentoring Program is designed to develop high-potential employees into well-rounded managers at the middle or senior level by grooming them to assume higher levels of responsibility. Headquarters IMCOM centrally funds the competitive program.

  • AMEDDC&S partners with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

    Apr 17, 2009

    In a move to increase safety, specifically in often harsh work environments, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol initiated their first self-trained National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician Basic Course Jan. 12, one of two courses held in El Paso. The six-week 110-hour course was approved by the U.S. Army EMS Programs Management Office.

  • Rangers walk in annual Bataan Memorial March

    Apr 17, 2009

    Five Rangers from Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, participated in the 20th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands, N.M., March 29.

  • New playgroup focuses on positive interaction

    Apr 17, 2009

    Parents of young children often have a lot on their plate - in between diaper changes, errands, work or military training, it can be difficult to find a spare moment to focus on their child's development. That's why Fort Benning's New Parent Support Program has launched a new playgroup to give parents of children 3 and younger time to interact and connect with their children.

  • Fort Benning singer gives spouses a voice

    Apr 17, 2009

    Sarah Hockridge has spent her life using her voice - as a child who loved to sing, as a college music major, and as a staple on the New York coffee shop circuit. Today, she uses her voice for a cause close to her heart - putting words to the experiences of military spouses.

  • Federal Employees' Week begins April 27

    Apr 17, 2009

    Federal Employees' Week is April 27-30 on Fort Benning. The week will include a variety of workshops designed to help federal employees with personal and professional development.

  • Friday's tornadoes wreak havoc

    Apr 17, 2009

    Nine tornadoes were sighted Friday during the severe thunderstorm that passed through Georgia. Five others were reported in Russell and Lee counties, the nearest in Seale, Ala. Most of the damage on Fort Benning is related to high winds and flooding, although one tornado touched down on the southeastern border of the installation near Cusseta, Ga.

  • Signal Regiment remembers battalion commander

    Apr 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Signal Corps regiment remembers battalion commander

  • More Female patients receiving Veterans Rehab medical care

    Apr 17, 2009

    More female patients receiving veterans Rehabilitation medical care at Augusta Georgia facility.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder lessons shared

    Apr 17, 2009

    PTSD lessons shared by retired Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Rhodes.

  • Minnesota Army National Guard protects Mississippi riverfront ecosystem

    Apr 17, 2009

    With more than 19 miles of Mississippi River frontage, and representing one of the largest landholders in the region, the Minnesota Army National Guard (MNARNG) and Camp Ripley have long been prominent protectors of the Mississippi and its ecosystem.

  • Mentorship at Monroe

    Apr 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army TRADOC Band hosts a mentorship event for student musicians from an off-post Catholic high school

  • Monroe tribute includes fun run, NCO briefing

    Apr 17, 2009

    The NCO Day tribute at Fort Monroe, Va., included remarks by the Deputy Commanding General and the Command Sergeant Major of U.S. Army TRADOC

  • Military community can't escape maladies of slow U.S. economy

    Apr 17, 2009

    A PCSing Soldier can't sell his house and struggles with mortgage payments in addition to the costs of setting up a home at his new duty station. An Army spouse is a victim of job cuts and the sudden loss of income leaves the family unable to pay their bills. With the economy in a slump, scenarios like these are becoming more prevalent across the force, and service leaders are more than a little concerned about the dilemma.

  • Student puts Schweinfurt on the map

    Apr 17, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - A quiz for the student of geography: what lies right between Delaware and the District of Columbia' It's the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) - at least it is on the list of 2009 state-level winners of the National Geographic Bee.

  • BOSS lives up to its name

    Apr 17, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- From getting free to reduced prices on trips and activities to improving quality of life to making new friends to spending some quality time with NFL cheerleaders and other stars, BOSS lives up to its name at Ansbach-Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Area I Easter egg hunts delight children

    Apr 17, 2009

    To celebrate Easter and the Month of the Military Child, Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation along with Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, USAG-RC Commissary, and Army and Air Force Exchange Service sponsored Easter egg hunts at USAG-RC, USAG-Casey and Camp Stanley April 10, 11, and 12.

  • Humphreys Garrison Soldiers celebrate Year of the NCO with 5K Run

    Apr 17, 2009

    (left to right) Command Sergeant Major Victor Garcia, Defense Commissary Agency Senior Enlisted Advisor, USAG-Humphreys Garrison Command Sergeant Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim and USAG-Humphreys Korean Augmentee to the U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Jang, Dae-sung raise their fists in jubilation as they lead about 600 U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers to the finish line of the second in a series of 5 kilometer runs here celebrating Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.

  • 600 Soldiers join Year of the NCO 5K run

    Apr 17, 2009

    As the sun rose over Humphreys Garrison, 30 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers formed up near the post chapel to begin the second post-wide "Year of the NCO" five kilometer run.

  • Warrior Country community experiences Korean culture

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - To celebrate Easter and the Month of the Military Child, Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation along with Better Opportunities for Unaccompanied and Single Soldiers, USAG-RC Commissary, and Army and Air Force Exchange Service sponsored Easter egg hunts at USAG-RC, USAG-Casey and Camp Stanley April 10, 11, and 12.

  • Month of the Military Child celebrated on Red Cloud

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Celebrations for the Month of the Military Child got underway in the Red Cloud Food Court April 10 when members of Army Community Services staked out a corner filled with information about how to prevent child abuse and other areas of parenting.

  • Cleanup heralds spring at Red Cloud Garrison

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON -- USAG-Red Cloud Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, and Richard C. Davis, deputy garrison commander, perform spring clean-up April 9 around the USAG-RC building T-613. In preparation for spring, Lavender and Davis joined Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers by picking up trash, raking pine needles and cones, cleaning drainage areas, removing tree branches from across the facility and pulling weeds from around the trees. - U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson

  • Destructive weather preparations underway in Area I

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Every year Korea experiences seasonal rains from June 1 through Sept. 30. These rains can cause floods, which are one of weather's most deadly hazards. Floods come in two varieties, flash floods and the kind often called 'river floods' or 'main stream floods.'

  • Soldiers take on all services in Combatives tournament

    Apr 17, 2009

    A total of 120 competitors representing all service branches from across the Republic of Korea and Japan formed teams to compete in the day-long tournament that tested their combative skills, agility and endurance at the Osan Air Base, April 4.

  • Bosandong beautification to start soon

    Apr 17, 2009

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Mayor Oh, Sechang of Dongducheon and his city engineers have decided to give the area outside USAG-Casey's main gate a face lift. They will be changing the looks and adding many new features to the area known as Bosandong village. Many enjoy the entertainment and shopping, which has been a feature of the area since the Korean War ended in 1950. The mayor and his engineers will add popular sports sections and popular shops such as those found in Itaewon in Seoul near USAG-Yongsan.

  • Family members find answers from TRICARE

    Apr 17, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE management activity, office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, D.C., came to the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center with his wife, Brenda, April 8 to brief Family members, Soldiers, Civilians, and Retirees about improvements to TRICARE coverage and other access situations.

  • 'I teach my Soldiers what was taught to me by my NCO's'

    Apr 17, 2009

    For many new enlistees in the Army, the road to the non-commissioned officer ranks begins before enlistment day. It starts with inspirations that range from a basic sense of patriotic duty to role models in the community or an immediate Family member who also served their country in the armed forces.

  • ACS Civilian Recognized with Award

    Apr 16, 2009

    At the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Council of Monterey's Proclamation and Awards Breakfast on April 16, 2009, Lynn Dittrich was presented with the Child Abuse Prevention Council Award for her work preventing child abuse and neglect. Dittrich works at the Ord Military Community's Army Community Service Office. Here, she is standing with the Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major Olga Martinez, and the Garrison Commander, Colonel Darcy A. Brewer.

  • 2009 All Army Boxing Championships continue at Fort Huachuca

    Apr 16, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The 2009 All Army Boxing Championships moved into their second night of competition Wednesday at Barnes Field House here. Here are the second night results...

  • Michigan Army National Guard converts to innovative water-based painting system

    Apr 16, 2009

    The facility, part of the Guard's 59-acre Joint Forces Headquarters Complex, combines advanced painting and stripping materials and techniques to reduce pollution and waste. Operational for four years now, CSMS is certified under the ISO 9001 quality management standard. This supports the Michigan Guard's goal of being an example of environmental stewardship and sustainability in the region.

  • IMCOM, FSH celebrate the Year of the NCO

    Apr 16, 2009

    Before an audience filled to capacity with Soldiers, Family members and civilians at the Army Community Service auditorium, Installation Management Command-West set aside an hour, April 10 to pay tribute to the noncommissioned officer, the backbone of the Army.

  • Fort Campbell senior NCOs transfer responsibility

    Apr 16, 2009

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Campbell, gathered in front of the newly remodeled Garrison Headquarters building Wednesday to say good bye to Command Sgt. Maj. Larry L. Chapman and to welcome incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Mark F. Herndon.

  • Fort Campbell celebrates military children in April

    Apr 16, 2009

    Military children endure much more than the normal child, and the time has come to honor them for their courage and bravery. April is the Month of the Military Child and many programs on Fort Campbell will be holding event recognizing its children.

  • ROTORS, MOTORS, RESET: Fort Campbell Aviation mechanics hover among Army's best

    Apr 16, 2009

    The Aviation Logistics Management Division of the Fort Campbell Directorate of Logistics is charged with resetting Army aircraft that have carried out intense missions under extreme weather and terrain. RESET, which is part of the Army Force Generation cycle, is designed to return Soldiers and equipment to combat readiness like clockwork.

  • Chairman speaks to defense priorities for foreseeable future

    Apr 16, 2009

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen's No. 1 priority is making sure "we get it right" for Soldiers and their families, he told approximately 400 4th Infantry Division Soldiers at Fort Hood.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • Four Soldiers win national championships en route to Greco-Roman crown

    Apr 16, 2009

    Four Soldiers won individual titles while leading the All-Army wrestling team to its ninth Greco-Roman crown in 10 years at the 2009 U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers Staff Sgt. Dremiel Byers, Sgt. Brad Ahearn and Spcs. Jermaine Hodge and Faruk Sahin won their respective weight classes as the All-Army team outscored the New York Athletic Club, 82-78, to win its fifth consecutive national team title.

  • TRADOC focuses on leader development

    Apr 16, 2009

  • Soldiers' newest GI Bill exceeds tuition assistance, also benefits dependents

    Apr 16, 2009

    Officially known as the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008" by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), was signed by President Bush on June 30, 2008. It will be published as Army policy by the end of April 2009, and will become effective August 1, 2009.

  • Secretary Gates recognizes Aviation warfighting role

    Apr 16, 2009

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited the home of Army Aviation April 14.

  • Using inter-departmental expertise to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 16, 2009

    Helping separating or retiring service members get a leg up on their civilian life is a mission worth doing in the best way possible. Those charged with providing that help in Miami are leveraging some tremendous assets they have at their disposal.

  • Dobbins clears hurdle for military commissary

    Apr 16, 2009

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey recently announced Dobbins Air Reserve Base has cleared a major hurdle in its quest to build a military commissary on the base.

  • Clean-up crew clears catastrophe

    Apr 16, 2009

    Andrew Gracia cuts the remainder of a tree into smaller parts while co-worker Luke Miller waits to cut his side. Both work for King Tree Experts, which was called to Fort McPherson April 13 to remove a tree on Staff Row that toppled onto one of the residences there. The roofing and screens on the porches were damaged but a full estimate has not been done yet. Several trees fell throughout the post during sorms that brought heavy rains and high winds. No one was injured.

  • USAG Celebrates Easter

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • Aviation forensics team protects crews

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • FORSCOM, garrison launch Facebook groups

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

    510th vs 611th intramural basketball championship

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

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • Chasing History

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

    597th NCO of the year competiiton

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

    Apr 16, 2009

    Pregnant Soldier PT

  • Safety First

    Apr 16, 2009

    Motorcycle, safety

  • The Greenest of the Green

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • Living with autism: EDIS helps family adapt

    Apr 16, 2009

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

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

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • Blankets for a babies - a message of love

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • Command-directed EROD delivers severe consequences

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • NCOs guide German counterparts through weapons training

    Apr 16, 2009

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

  • Army couple reaffirms commitment to serve

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Sustainment Bde Soldiers Volunteer At Local Schools

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Leaders look at environmental stewardship

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • NCOs are 'backbone' of the Army

    Apr 15, 2009

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

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

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Citizen Soldiers mobilize for deployment

    Apr 15, 2009

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

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

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Garrison Intern Returns to her Childhood Roots

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Education Outreach Aimed at Inspiring Future Workers

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Thanking Civilians for Joining the War Effort

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Redstone Arsenal Gates Entering Modern Era

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Honoring Those Behind the Soldier

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Soldiers utilize MOUT site, train on advanced scenario

    Apr 15, 2009

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

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

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Faces of Strength: Sgt. David Dasilma

    Apr 15, 2009

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

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

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • Yongsan Soldiers enter NCO corps with rite of passage

    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • EPA Administrator Jackson visits Fort Meade

    Apr 14, 2009

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

  • Fort Polk's FCC Program needs more homes

    Apr 14, 2009

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

  • Spending spring break at Camp Darby with Major League Baseball

    Apr 14, 2009

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

  • German American football club offers a taste of home

    Apr 14, 2009

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

  • IMCOM-Europe hosting camp for children with deployed parents

    Apr 14, 2009

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

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Sexual assault victims have options

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • JROTC cadets hone leadership skills during spring break

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Athletes participate in Special Olympics

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Celebrating Military Children

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • College brings puppet shows to post

    Apr 13, 2009

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

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

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Military council hosts day for Soldiers, Families

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • 'Dragon' Brigade celebrates women's history

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Soldiers duke it out at tournament

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Command boards to emphasize customer service, new motto

    Apr 13, 2009

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

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

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Want to get immersed in Korean'

    Apr 13, 2009

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

  • Simulators always valuable in military training

    Apr 13, 2009

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

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