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  • Cushing faithful 'til death, says SecArmy at Hall of Heroes

    Nov 7, 2014

    First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing remained at his post, wounded but fighting valiantly until he was shot dead. Beside his cannon he fell, "blackened by powder and soaked red by blood," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh at the Pentagon Ceremony inducting the Civil War officer into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Hero and Remembrance run caps Military Survivor Appreciation Week

    Nov 7, 2014

    More than 1,000 people in the Fort Campbell and surrounding communities came together, Saturday, to honor fallen service members despite chilly morning temperatures.

  • New bus transportation route connects post to community

    Nov 7, 2014

    The City of Augusta and Fort Gordon came together to start a bus transportation route to benefit service members, families, retirees. This route will provide transportation to the Augusta and Fort Gordon communities.

  • Cyber Center of Excellence CG shares vision at town hall

    Nov 7, 2014

    Service members and federal employees filled the hall to hear the commanding general's vision for the installation and updates on the transformation to the Cyber CoE. Fogarty opened with a reminder that although the main focus appears to be on cyber, signal remains a crucial component. He asked the audience -- many of whom were signal Soldiers -- to keep an open mind, adding it's not a replacement of the Signal Corps, but instead an integration.

  • Event offers camping, stories, movies, s'more

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers and their families are invited to enjoy the cozy comfort of a crackling campfire during Fort Rucker's fourth annual Camping Under the Stars beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

  • AFSBn-Germany issues European Activity Set equipment to Combined Resolve III troops

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Germany conducted the second equipment issue from its newly established European Activity Set, to Fort Hood, Texas, Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve III, in Germany.

  • 13 Soldiers, civilians retire at ceremony

    Nov 7, 2014

    Fort Rucker honored nine Soldiers and four civilians for almost 400 combined years of service to the nation at the quarterly retirement ceremony Oct. 31 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Cybersecurity: End user vigilance key to keeping network safe, passing inspection

    Nov 7, 2014

    Threats to Army information systems are constant, sophisticated and ever-changing, which is why officials say it's important that all computer users on Fort Rucker recognize their essential role in keeping the network safe.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day: Health fair highlights annual event

    Nov 7, 2014

    Local retirees were treated to a one-stop shop for their medical and health information needs during Fort Rucker's 40th annual Retiree Health Fair in honor of Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 31.

  • Budgeting buys peace of mind

    Nov 7, 2014

    "When you're worried about money, it seems to taint everything: relationships, spirituality, health," Grant-Nolt said. "The more financially solvent you are, the fewer stressors you have in your life."

  • 50 years of partnership: Fort Rucker, German Liaison celebrate anniversary

    Nov 7, 2014

    As two German Aviators received their wings during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum, Fort Rucker paid tribute to a relationship 50 years in the making.

  • Public affairs specialist teaches journalism students at AMHS

    Nov 7, 2014

    Bryan Gatchell, public affairs specialist and photojournalist at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Public Affairs Office, covers the fundamentals of photography during a training session Nov. 6, 2014, with students from Ansbach Middle High School. The students, who are learning journalism under AMHS teacher Sandy Teall, have already published news stories for the USAG Ansbach community and plan to write more throughout the school year.

  • First MAC store in the U.S. Army now open

    Nov 7, 2014

    The first freestanding MAC store on a military installation opened Oct. 30 at the Fort Belvoir Exchange. MAC is a manufacturer of cosmetics and sells a variety of beauty products including lipstick, foundation, skincare products and makeup brushes.

  • Singing, music program 'fosters connections' for military children

    Nov 7, 2014

    Military children displayed their vocal talents during auditions for the Center for American Military Music Opportunities, Sunday at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir. CAMMO Kids features children ages 12 and younger who have at least one active-duty military parent. It was founded in 2009 by Cathy Lechareas, a Navy veteran and Victor Hurtado, Army veteran.

  • Charity fair shares CFC's mission with Belvoir

    Nov 7, 2014

    Combined Federal Campaign representatives raised awareness and collected donations during a charity event at the Fort Belvoir Exchange, Oct. 30. Visitors learned about seven CFC organizations including: Shriners Hospitals for Children; Working Warrior Nation; Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program; Brain Injury Services, Inc.; Lorton Community Action Center; Defenders of Wildlife; Conservation International; and The Service Source National Capital Area Disability Resource Center.

  • Chili cook-off raises awareness of Army Emergency Relief program

    Nov 7, 2014

    Members of the Belvoir community showed off their chili-making skills during a chili cook-off sponsored by the Fort Belvoir Army Community Service Army Emergency Relief program at the Community Center, Nov. 30. The 12 contestants raised awareness for AER while competing for gift cards in the categories of best overall, best hot and spicy recipe and most unique recipe.

  • Commentary: Honors PT prepares officers, instills pride

    Nov 7, 2014

    Officers with the 193rd Infantry Brigade use physical training to develop leaders and instill unit pride.

  • Chaplains to offer holiday food assistance

    Nov 7, 2014

    More than 150 commissary gift cards will be given to Fort Jackson Soldiers in need this holiday season thanks to the Fort Jackson Installation Chaplain Office.

  • Fit for duty -- Firefighter completes Master Fitness Trainer Course

    Nov 7, 2014

    A Fort Jackson firefighter recently completed an advanced fitness course usually reserved for Soldiers.

  • Fort Jackson proactive in Ebola prevention

    Nov 7, 2014

    Installation leadership gathered Tuesday at the Soldier Support Institute to discuss the proactive measures being taken to monitor for potential contacts with the Ebola virus at Fort Jackson.

  • Fort Jackson changes access procedures for non-ID card holders

    Nov 7, 2014

    In accordance with new Army policy, all non Department of Defense ID cardholders will have to be escorted during their entire time on Fort Jackson (or any other Army installation), or be vetted by the Physical Security Office for non-escorted access.

  • Unforgotten Grit -- A Civil War hero remembered

    Nov 6, 2014

    An Army reception for the family of Medal of Honor recipient 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing in Arlington, Va., Nov. 5, 2014. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller/Released)

  • At 106, local veteran ready for Veterans Day

    Nov 6, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath is older than the holiday she will commemorate Nov. 11, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Army retiree walks Ten-Miler to raise awareness

    Nov 6, 2014

    More than 30,000 people ran the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 12, but only one walked the course sporting a purple cape.

  • Fort Sill WTU kicks off Warrior Care Month with community bicyle ride

    Nov 6, 2014

    The Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) began Warrior Care Month with a community bicycle ride on a brisk Nov. 1 morning at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center here.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers practice muddy recoveries

    Nov 6, 2014

    Soldiers from 66th Forward Support Company "Renegades," trained on maintenance operations Oct. 27-29, to ensure they could recover a broke down or stuck vehicle anytime, anywhere and under any condition.

  • Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff focuses on healthy competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    In a move to improve their readiness and resilience, as well as their patients' fitness, Reynolds Army Community Hospital staff kicked off their 12-Week Performance Triad Health Challenge.

  • Fort Sill career counselor of year competes at corps level

    Nov 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Lisa Gammon, 168th Brigade Support Battalion career counselor, recently traveled to Fort Carson, Colo., where she competed for and won the 4th Infantry Division's Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Army Rising Star, Fort Leonard Wood Soldier to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    In celebration of the men and women who serve the United States, Sgt. Christiana Ball, 787th Military Police Battalion drill sergeant, is scheduled to perform at the White House today as a part of the "In Performance at the White House" series and the Joining Forces initiative.

  • FLW street reopens after sinkhole filling

    Nov 6, 2014

    Traffic is once again flowing the entire length of Iowa Avenue after the filling of a sinkhole that could have, theoretically, housed several rows of mid-sized vehicles, stacked five deep.

  • MSCoE conducts strategic review, professional development

    Nov 6, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders participated in a two-day strategic review and professional development event, which focused on promulgating the Army's priorities and assessing the Fort Leonard Wood campaign plan.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot, partners modernize worldwide satellite communications system

    Nov 6, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Engineers and technicians here are engaged in a worldwide, multi-year, multi-million dollar mission to modernize a satellite communications system used by the entire Defense Department.

  • Terrain walk provides leaders up-close view of FLW capabilities

    Nov 6, 2014

    Some things you have to see with your own eyes to grasp the magnitude is the rational behind Fort Leonard Wood senior leaders getting a close-up look at training on the installation Oct. 29.

  • Faces of the Fort: Focus on FLW veterans, part III -- a WAC graduate

    Nov 6, 2014

    Since Vietnam, Lou Cruz has been serving her country, and she's not about to stop.

  • FLW SNAIR program prepares post for winter weather

    Nov 6, 2014

    With winter weather always a concern in Missouri during November through March, travelers and commuters need to know the latest road conditions before hitting the highways. For employees on Fort Leonard Wood, the post has a program in place to keep drivers informed of treacherous travel and weather-related information.

  • Adventurous runners compete in Zombie 5K

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Soldiers, Family Members and Department of Army Civilians came out to participate in Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers' third annual Zombie 5K Run on Friday.

  • Cultural Resources archeologist preserves pieces of Fort Drum history

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y -- Turning on a faucet for instant access to running water is an everyday convenience in the United States. Nearly 200 years ago -- when James LeRay de Chaumont built his estate on what is now Fort Drum's South Post -- it was a luxury amenity.

  • 10th Mountain Division warriors earn Soldier's Medal for heroism

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded the Soldier's Medal to three Soldiers at Fort Drum for their actions in helping to save a distressed boater on the Black River earlier this year.

  • Army's Op Rising Star to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the Nov. 6, 2014, music annual gala called "In Performance at the White House."

  • Honor veterans, practice safety during Veterans Day weekend

    Nov 6, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, reminds community members to stay safe over Veterans Day weekend.

  • New Headquarters Building for Special Forces Battalion Ready for Action at Torii Station

    Nov 5, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group recently partnered with U.S. Army Garrison Japan in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new headquarters building Nov. 4 at Torii Station.

  • Thunder Inn sees no competition, awarded DFAC of the year

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- No matter how well-trained or prepared a Soldier is, to excel at their job or complete a mission they must be provided with the proper nutrients and sources of energy. For most Soldiers, the key location to obtain those nutrients is the nearest dining facility.

  • Nashville Rotarians welcome senior Army leaders and WWII vets

    Nov 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior leader kicked off a week's worth of events and recognition ceremonies in honor of Veterans Day with the eighth largest Rotary Club in the world, Nov. 3.

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • Dedicated immigrant housekeeper retires after more than 21 years at Picatinny

    Nov 5, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ--Her career at Picatinny Arsenal spanned more than 21 years, yet very few people knew who she was or what she did. Mai Dao, a native of Vietnam, began working at Picatinny in 1993. She was employed with the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate as a housekeeper at the installation's guest house. There, she ensured that guests-no matter the length of stay, military or civilian status or pay grade-were taken care of appropriately.

  • Women's All Army basketball team returns to Fort Indiantown Gap

    Nov 5, 2014

    The All Army Women's basketball team training camp returned here this month after a two-year hiatus-the camp was canceled last year due to budget constraints.

  • Expo highlights new, emerging technology

    Nov 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) and the Federal Direct Access Expositions (FDAE) co-hosted the Fall Technology Expo at APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center Oct. 22.

  • APG shows support during breast cancer awareness walk

    Nov 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 75 members of Team APG came out for a three kilometer walk in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month hosted by Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic's Performance Triad Team Oct. 24.

  • Military police officer saves local man's life

    Nov 5, 2014

    Sgt. Harry Nixon, a military policeman assigned to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's 95th Military Police Company at Sembach Kaserne, helps save a German man's life while conducting a recent patrol.

  • IMCOM commander visits Rheinland-Pfalz

    Nov 5, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, the commander of Installation Management Command, met with Soldiers and civilian personnel during his recent visit to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.

  • Red Ribbon Week; youth members sign pledge

    Nov 5, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 5, 2014) -- Roman Duarte, a Zama American High School student, wore a sign around his neck that said, "I am silent to represent the deaths by substance abuse," as part of an activity during the Red Ribbon Week campaign held Oct. 23 to 31 on the Camp Zama installation, here.

  • Scouts build boxes for bats

    Nov 4, 2014

    Project helps preserve endangered species at Hohenfels

  • Breedlove describes challenges facing European Command

    Nov 4, 2014

    Top U.S. general in Europe discusses Russia, troop reductions and rotational forces

  • U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa's Warrior Zone Gets High Praise from Top NCO

    Nov 4, 2014

    Installation Management Command's top noncommissioned officer for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, visited U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa Nov. 2 -- 4 to get a better look at the installation's one-of-a-kind Warrior Zone.

  • IMCOM revises overseas tour policy to enhance development opportunities

    Oct 28, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (October 28, 2014) -- A new U.S. Army Installation Management Command policy, published today, will open development doors to its general schedule employees in grades nine and above by reducing a backlog of employees past their five-year overseas tour rotations and placing them in stateside positions to create a leadership development cycle.

  • Germany's ghouls and goblins

    Oct 28, 2014

    Monsters from German lore are sure to send shivers down any spine

  • Only at Watervliet, the terms 'lockout' and 'tagout' don't imply a labor issue or a wrestling match

    Oct 28, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. --When rumors began flowing through the arsenal that it was getting new 'lockout and tagout' procedures, some may have thought the arsenal was having a labor issue or that professional wrestling was coming here. The truth is, however, that unlike the labor strife of the 1930s or the gimmickry of professional wrestling, there will not be any trickery with the arsenal's new lockout-tagout program.

  • Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

    Oct 28, 2014

    Active-duty Service members still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 "Rising Star."

  • How parents can help keep their children from drugs

    Oct 28, 2014

    Parents often struggle with determining the appropriate age to discuss alcohol and drugs with their children. Here's why it's important to hold an open, honest conversation on the matter.

  • Bank on Banker: George Banker heads toward his 100th marathon start Sunday

    Oct 27, 2014

    When marathon enthusiast, Army Ten-Miler Operations Manager and Marine Corps Marathon Historian George Banker heads to the 2014 MCM starting line, he will be wearing bib number 100.

  • Asbestos can only pose danger when airborne

    Oct 27, 2014

    Many of the buildings on Fort Gordon contain asbestos, but they don't cause harm if left undisturbed, according to David Pickerell, garrison safety manager. Asbestos is potentially harmful only when crushed and inhaled.

  • Red Ribbon Week encourages healthy choices

    Oct 27, 2014

    Students chant "I love me, so I'm drug free!"

  • 54 disabled hunters participate in special 2-day deer hunt at Fort McCoy

    Oct 27, 2014

    FORT McCOY, WI -- Fifty-four disabled hunters took to the field for a special deer hunt on Fort McCoy's North Post Oct. 4-5. Each October, Wisconsin holds a nine-day gun deer hunt for people with disabilities. Since 2002, Fort McCoy has participated in the hunt, but for only two of those days, according to Wildlife Biologist David Beckmann from the Directorate of Public Works Natural Resources Branch (NRB).

  • Sean Little raps meaningful message at Hohenfels

    Oct 27, 2014

    Rapper uses hip-hop to inspire and encourage.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2014 training totals exceed 145,000

    Oct 27, 2014

    FORT McCOY, WI -- More than 145,000 personnel trained at Fort McCoy in fiscal year (FY) 2014 -- an increase of more than 20,000 from FY 2013. The training statistics, which are tracked by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), reflect a continuous increase in the variety of training opportunities used by Army Reserve, National Guard and active-duty military units, said DPTMS Training Division Chief Ed Carns. "The increase is due to an increase in the Army Reserve and the National Guard exercises as well as increases in the annual training, or extended combat training (ECT), numbers. Battle drill training, or weekend training, numbers stayed consistent to previous years," Carns said. The ECT numbers for FY 2014 show 96,388 service members trained at Fort McCoy. Battle drill totals were 48,783.

  • 1st Signal Brigade hosts "All Things Pacific" Week

    Oct 27, 2014

    As part of the focus on the Pacific, the 1st Signal Brigade hosted an "All Things Pacific" week Oct. 7-9 at USAG Yongsan to review the current and future state of signal capabilities, practices and projects in the region.

  • Biking for the alliance at the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

    Oct 27, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea -- On October 19th, Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in the 8th Annual Wangbang International Mountain Bike Match.

  • Standing up for yourself: Self Defense for Women

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Assault and Harassment has been a problem within the uniformed services since their beginning. Across every one of the armed services, leaders and Soldiers are working to end this scourge that demeans individuals and threatens unit morale and cohesion.

  • Rising up from the depths of sorrow: 9/11 prayer luncheon

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 innocent lives were lost at the malicious hands of terrorism. Many current Soldiers began their careers on that day, and many more since have joined the Army to help ensure such an attack never happens on American soil again. Despite 13 years passing, the vow to 'Never Forget' the civilians and law enforcement lost that day still stands.

  • Thunder Medics train to save lives

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When treating a casualty on the battlefield, there is no time to waste. Every action taken is directly related to a Soldier's life in a crucial situation. In such circumstances, professionally trained health care specialists are greatly needed.

  • My Korea, My Life -- Staff Sgt. Felix Mena

    Oct 27, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- When Soldiers first arrive in Korea, the culture may seem unfamiliar. However, it doesn't take long to find out that South Korea has its arms wide open to newcomers. Korea offers American Soldiers an almost infinite number of opportunities to go out and experience the country and immerse themselves in its culture.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacement in Germany, which is scheduled to replace the U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

  • Guidon unveiled during CID activation ceremony

    Oct 24, 2014

    32nd CID MP Detachment (CID): Prior to the detachment receiving its guidon, the Fort Gordon CID office was a resident agency with the 37th MP Det., located at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The detachment is responsible for felony criminal investigation support to local commanders, service members, civilians, and family members with a U.S. Army connection within its assigned area of operation. On order, the office deploys individual agents to locations worldwide to provide personal protective security and felony investigative support to U.S. Army and Joint Force commanders.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers lend hand in community

    Oct 24, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Mowing lawns, painting fences and even moving an old jalopy -- those are a few ways Fort Riley Soldiers pitched in to help senior citizens in the area through the Intergenerational Clearinghouse And Resource Educational, or I.C.A.R.E., Center.

  • Lady Troopers support Fort Riley Soldiers, families

    Oct 24, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "Come help yourself … Fill your plate … We don't want you to go without … You're going to wish you had two … Have more -- plenty, plenty." As a line of Soldiers helped themselves to a smorgasbord of homemade baked treats and candies, Patt Bruzina urged them to take more, one candy bar surely wouldn't be enough

  • Fort Riley DES offers CPR, AED training

    Oct 24, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Saving lives -- that's what Fort Riley's CPR and automated external defibrillator, or AED, training is all about. "If you save that one life, that's what makes this all worthwhile," said Richard Watson, health and safety officer, Directorate of Emergency Services, who organizes the ongoing training. "You get the training, apply it to everyday life and just be ready. You never know when it's going to happen."

  • Celebrating National Public Lands Day

    Oct 24, 2014

    Citizen stewardship and volunteerism are two very important aspects in keeping New England District projects maintained and looking beautiful. Although this takes place many times throughout the year, it is most concentrated during National Public Lands Day. Every year a call goes out to local residents asking that they come help celebrate their local public lands by performing cleanup work and improvement projects. Every year the call is answered by hundreds of volunteers who aren't afraid to get a little dirty.

  • MPs 'take the ride' during stun gun training at Fort Riley

    Oct 24, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - A crackling buzz, a groan and a wince. "It was pain I had never felt before," said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hile, 116th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion. "My entire body tensed up. I couldn't move, couldn't talk. I know I was yelling … but I couldn't control anything at all."

  • Red ribbons return in October

    Oct 24, 2014

    Events this week draw attention to keeping community's youth drug-free

  • Garrison safety encourages Ansbach to have safe, fun Halloween

    Oct 24, 2014

    Halloween is Oct. 31, and superheroes, ghosts, goblins and more will overrun the streets at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

  • ASBP holds blood drive at Katterbach Fitness Center

    Oct 24, 2014

    Armed Services Blood Center in Europe held a blood drive at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Katterbach Fitness Center recently.

  • Great ShakeOut teaches 'Drop, Cover and Hold On' to Belvoir

    Oct 23, 2014

    Members of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir learned how to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" in the event of an earthquake during the 2014 Great ShakeOut drill Oct. 14. The event taught employees to drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table and hold on while being prepared to move with the object of cover until the shaking stops.

  • STEAM Day keeps Families aware of importance of learning

    Oct 23, 2014

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School staff and teachers invited students and their parents to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Day, Saturday to improve children's interests in STEAM activities. Nancy Rowland, STEAM coordinator at the school, said about 500 students and their Families attended the event, which had multiple stations to teach them about each of the STEAM subject areas.

  • Annual community breakfast showcases growth, partnerships

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir Garrison hosted its annual community breakfast Thursday, inviting local community leaders to discuss issues and how to improve partnerships.

  • Slideshow: A hands-on history lesson

    Oct 23, 2014

    Fort Jackson, S.C., marked National Archaeology Month Oct. 18, 2014, with a Family Field Day event at Twin Lakes. Visitors were asked to participate in a public archaeological excavation.

  • RIA Soldiers visit Bettendorf Middle School career fair

    Oct 23, 2014

  • Soldiers represent Fort Jackson in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 23, 2014

    Sixteen Soldiers from various units represented Fort Jackson in the 30th Army Ten-Miler Oct. 12 in Washington. The Soldiers competed on three teams in the active duty mixed division and the active duty men's division.

  • Fall Festival draws 2,000 to Fort Sill

    Oct 23, 2014

    Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area turned into a zombieland as Fort Sill's FMRW hosted its Second Annual Fall Festival Oct. 18. About 2,000 people turned out for the festivities which included a 5k zombie obstacle course trail run, pumpkin patch, zombie movie marathon and zombie paintball hunt.

  • Secretary of the Army 2014 Energy and Water Management Awards Announced

    Oct 23, 2014

    Recipients of the 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards have been announced.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test for German Armed Forces Badge

    Oct 23, 2014

    Drill sergeants and cadre from two 434th Field Artillery Brigade battalions tested for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Aug. 25-28.

  • Career offers come to Sill for transitioning Soldiers‏

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers getting out of the Army may not have to leave the installation before finding their next career. Fort Sill Garrison is partnering with national companies who want to train, certify and hire Soldiers, and they want to do it all in what was formerly the RecPlex, now the Industrial Training Center.

  • Lightning Challenge -- 165th cadre put to test

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade conducted its semiannual Lightning Challenge Friday -- a daylong competition to test the stamina and technical competence of the officers, non-commissioned officers and cadre in the brigade on a variety of physical and mental tasks.

  • Healthy Relationship? Bingo! -- FAP takes creative approach to domestic violence prevention

    Oct 23, 2014

    More than 30 Fort Jackson couples took the opportunity to go on a date night and improve their relationship skills during the Family Advocacy Program's Healthy Relationship Bingo event Tuesday at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Drill sergeant awarded Purple Heart Medal

    Oct 23, 2014

    A field artilleryman-turned drill-sergeant was awarded the Purple Heart Medal Oct. 17 in front of his Basic Combat Training Soldiers.

  • Faces of the Fort: Focus on FLW veterans, part I

    Oct 23, 2014

    Nearly half of the more than 3,200 Department of the Army civilian employees on Fort Leonard Wood traded in their military uniforms for civilian attire.

  • Venture crew learns survival skills

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Twice a month, a group of teens known as the 1917 Venture Crew meet at APG's Bayside Community Center to plan new adventures. The crew, which formed last year, is the largest in Harford County, with 16 registered members.

  • Fort Leonard Wood to host Special Olympics games

    Oct 23, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is partnering with Special Olympics Missouri to host the 2015 SOMO State Indoor Games.

  • APG provides resources, services for domestic violence victims

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - All branches of the Department of Defense observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October. The 2014 theme is "relationships should be safe, respectful and positive."

  • USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa.

  • Arsenal awards largest electrical contract in a generation

    Oct 21, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced this month that it has awarded a $4.2 million contract to a New York construction company to upgrade the arsenal's main power substation. "This will be the largest and most important electrical project the arsenal has undertaken in nearly 30 years," Dedjoe said. "We have been working on the design for this power station for more than two years and it comes none too soon as the current power station is more than 50 years old."

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