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  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 1

    May 8, 2009

    Day 1 video coverage from the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Military spouses share their stories of strength and service

    May 8, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - May 8 is a day for appreciation. On this day we reflect on the heroes that dedicate their lives to the well-being of Soldiers and our nation. These heroes are our military spouses.

  • DPW earns lion's share of awards for IMCOM

    May 8, 2009

    WAIKIKI, Hawaii - Members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii are making room on their walls for the awards they received in recognition of their outstanding service at the 53rd Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Luncheon and EXPO, May 6, at the Waikiki Sheraton Hotel, Hawaii Ballroom.

  • Sights unseen: Blind veteran reflects on Mount Rainier climb

    May 8, 2009

    Giving combat-injured veterans outdoor adventures has been the mission of "Camp Patriot," a nonprofit organization founded in Montana, since 2006. While most of the outings revolve around hunting, fishing, hiking and camping, the annual Mount Rainier Climb has become the organization's signature event. The third annual climb will take place July 5-10.

  • Filling in 'the gap': Fort Lewis engineer battalion hosts coveted Pathfinder course

    May 8, 2009

    The U.S. Army Pathfinder School is not only one of the toughest courses in the Army, but it is also one of the most coveted schools among Soldiers in combat arms. Thirty-four Soldiers from the 864th Engineer Battalion counted themselves lucky this month to be among the latest students to attend the course run by a Fort Benning mobile training team at Fort Lewis.

  • U.S. Soldier, Nazi camp survivor, thanks his Canadian liberators

    May 8, 2009

    An old Soldier last week delivered the thank-you speech he practiced for 64 years. From spring 1940, when he was rounded up by Nazis and forced into Kamp Westerbork in the northeastern Dutch province of Drente, Mike Fried lived from day to day. For five years, weekly shuttles took Jews, gypsies and political prisoners from Holland to be exterminated at Eastern European death camps. He survived while more than 100,000 from Westerbork did not.

  • Agreement workshop to pave way for new Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    May 8, 2009

    There is a maxim that states: The job isn't finished until the paperwork is complete. That maxim applies to the recent Joint Base Lewis-McChord Memorandum of Agreement Workshop. During the four-day event held at the Fort Lewis American Lake Community Center, representatives from Fort Lewis, McChord Air Force Base and numerous Department of Defense agencies hammered out a document that will lead to the creation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Fort Lewis workers praise fitness program

    May 8, 2009

    It was an "aloha" sort of day April 30 at Sheridan Sports and Fitness Center for Installation Management Command civilian employees. About 140 who began a unique fitness program last September saw it end, while a second phase for others began. Participants whose supervisors agreed to three hours of regular exercise per week during duty hours came to the fitness center for final measurements of blood pressure, cardio fitness, body fat and flexibility, while others moved among the stations for their initial evaluations.

  • Community delegation experiences Fort Lewis Army life

    May 8, 2009

    Civic and business leaders from the City of Lakewood got first-time, firsthand looks at Fort Lewis Soldiers and their equipment last week. Colonel John Norris welcomed a 22-person delegation, led by Mayor Douglas Richardson, of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Community Connections city to his headquarters to kick off a special military orientation.

  • Sustainability key element of Fort Lewis master plan

    May 8, 2009

    Anyone who lives or works on Fort Lewis knows how rapidly the installation has grown in recent years. To make certain that growth can be sustained, a new Fort Lewis Master Plan was developed.

  • Study focuses on combat nightmares

    May 8, 2009

    Madigan Army Medical Center is conducting a first-of-its-kind study on reducing combat-related nightmares among returning Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Tobacco use just a form of slow suicide

    May 8, 2009

    It is no great revelation that young people start using tobacco to "fit in," or from peer pressure. Especially in combat units, lighting up, sharing a dip, or stuffing a cheek is a social occasion. Part of the bonding that takes place, especially in a combat zone, involves sharing a habit that is deeply ingrained in our image of Soldiers at war. The tragedy of it all, is that it makes so little sense.

  • Fort Hood receives White House environmental award

    May 8, 2009

    Fort Hood's Pollution Prevention Team has received a 2009 White House Closing the Circle (CTC) Award for outstanding environmental stewardship.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicked off today at 6 a.m. when 49 teams took off for a nearly five-mile buddy run at Camp Darby.

  • Fort Campbell activities scheduled to salute military spouses

    May 8, 2009

    Frequent deployments, constant changes of station and trouble finding employment are just some of the challenges that military spouses face on a daily basis. "My husband and I moved here about 18 months ago and he has been deployed for nearly 15 months of that period," said Melissa Wells, Army spouse. "I had no concept of how truly isolating and difficult it can be to start over from scratch with no friends or family nearby to turn to on the rough days."

  • Fort Campbell residents participate in annual drill

    May 8, 2009

    While it is possible such an event could happen, it was all part of a training mission to test Fort Campbell's abilities to respond to a possible attack. Numerous agencies across the installation came together to take part in the exercise.

  • Don't let phobias prevent self-protection participation

    May 8, 2009

    An Army Community Service class taken by an Army journalist helps change her life.

  • MEPS gets recruits' feet in door to service

    May 8, 2009

    Photos from the Atlanta MEPS located on Fort Gillem

  • NCO commended for flexibility, versatility

    May 8, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael R. Scott has served 14 years in the Army as a microwave systems operator-maintainer and is currently deployed with Task Force Warrior to Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Campbell spouses, volunteers pack gifts for Soldiers

    May 8, 2009

    For the second time since its inception in 2005, Toast to the Troops has returned to Fort Campbell just in time to stuff its 100,000th care package April 29.

  • Polk's 204th MPs deploy for fifth time since 9-11

    May 8, 2009

    A deployment ceremony was held for Soldiers of the 204th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, May 5. This is the fifth time the company has deployed since 9-11.

  • Fort McPherson Month of the Military Child ends with a parade

    May 8, 2009

    To close out the Month of the Military Child, children from the Fort McPherson Child Development Center participated in a parade on post April 29.

  • 162nd Infantry Bde 'brought back to life'

    May 8, 2009

    The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk welcomed its newest brigade May 1 as the 162nd Infantry Brigade was reactivated and changed command at a ceremony on Warrior Field.

  • Commentary: Fort Campbell life tough, rewarding

    May 8, 2009

    Being a military spouse whether you are female or male is one of the toughest and most challenging jobs, but at the end of it all it is the most rewarding experience ever.

  • Commentary: First deployment difficult to face

    May 8, 2009

    Being a military wife is not the same as a normal wife. I do tend to the home and my family as others do; however I do my grocery shopping on a military base and I am part of a close-knit society.

  • Commentary: Fort Campbell spouse learns through opportunity

    May 8, 2009

    As a new military spouse, I am very proud of my husband and the job that he does for this country. However, I can attest to the difficulties and sacrifices that are sometimes necessary to support our Soldiers.

  • Addressing the troops

    May 8, 2009

    Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, speaks to Soldiers and civilian em-ployees in the Army's tactical signal community about the Army Force Generation Cycle and bettering the Sig-nal Corps April 28 at the 2009 Tactical C4 Confer-ence in Atlanta.

  • Horses for Heroes

    May 8, 2009

    A "Horses for Heroes" polo match will be held May 16 from 12:45 until 3 p.m. at Fort McPherson's Hedekin Field. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Army Garrison and the Chastain Horse Park, is free and open to military personnel, Civilian employees and their Families.

  • New USARCENT commander to be last with unit at McPherson

    May 8, 2009

    Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central May 4 in a ceremony held at the Fort McPherson Post Theater. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.

  • Army wives support appreciative husbands

    May 8, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Sgt. Timothy Strick said "I do" to his bride three years ago. Today, on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, he belted out an affirmative I do again when asked if he appreciates all his wife does for him.

  • 209th ALT returns: Wiesbaden-based Reserve Soldiers return home from Iraq

    May 8, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers of the 209th Army Liaison Team wrapped up a successful tour of duty in Iraq and were welcomed home May 5 in Wiesbaden. The U.S. Army Reserve Europe-based 209th spent about 12 months in Baghdad providing a variety of critical support for the mission.

  • JMTC Observes "Days of Remembrance"

    May 8, 2009

    Ceremony and tour observing the 'Days of Remembrance' at JMTC and USAG Grafewnowehr. Guest speaker was Dr. Jack Terry, survivor of the Holocaust. Observances included tour of the nearby Flossenburg Concentration Camp, when Dr. Terry was an inmate for the last months of the World War II.

  • Communities of Excellence awards $200K to USAG Schinnen

    May 8, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - U.S. Army Garrison Schinnen was recognized as one of the Army's most improved installations during a Pentagon ceremony held May 5.

  • Political humorist Colbert tackles Basic Combat Training

    May 8, 2009

    While the vast majority of new Soldiers arrive to Basic Combat Training in a bus from the airport, the Army's newest private arrived in a style befitting his cult-like status.

  • Engineers deploying down range

    May 7, 2009

    Unit deployed for Afghanistan

  • 3000+ scouts join the Corps of Cadets at West Point

    May 7, 2009

    Story and photos about 47th Scout Camporee at West Point

  • Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opens traumatic brain injury clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Article on medical technology to help Soldiers with TBI screening, diagnosis and treatment

  • Historic weapons teach future leaders at West Point

    May 7, 2009

    Story and photo about cadets at West Point firing varioous historic weapons

  • Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Knox's Ireland Army Community Hospital opened its specialized clinic for Traumatic Brain Injury screening and treatment

  • Opening the way to improving health care

    May 7, 2009

    Opening the way to improving health care

  • Loved ones appreciate their military spouse mother

    May 7, 2009

    Loved ones appreciate their military spouse mother

  • Fort Knox wins bronze in Army Communities of Excellence

    May 7, 2009

    Story explains application process as well as meaning of winning to Soldiers and families on Fort Knox.

  • FRGs, FRSAs play key role in assisting family members

    May 7, 2009

    FRGs, FRSAs play key role in assisting family members

  • Military spouses are a special breed

    May 7, 2009

    Military spouses are a special breed

  • The challenges and rewards of a military spouse

    May 7, 2009

    The challenges and rewards of a military spouse

  • U.S. Army Drill Team

    May 7, 2009

    U.S. Army Drill Team

  • 35 inducted into Fort Sill NCO Corps

    May 7, 2009

    Soldiers are inducted into the NCO corps

  • 368th Trans. Co. Soldiers deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    May 7, 2009

    368th Trans. Co., Soldiers, deploy, Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • VICTORY JUNCTION REACHES OUT TO FORT BRAGG FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROES

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Bragg Families who had a Soldier die in combat are treated to a fun weekend at Kyle and Pattie Petty's Victory Junction.

  • Military film icon visits Fort Sill

    May 7, 2009

    Movie star R. Lee Ermey shoots scenes for a television show at Fort Sill

  • Field Day Brings Students, Soldiers Together

    May 7, 2009

    Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade participated in the Taylors Creek Elementary School annual Field Day celebrations, April 1-8.

  • Spouses get training exercise at Fort SIll

    May 7, 2009

    Fort Sill spouses get pampered at a training exercise

  • Ceremony officially welcomes ATSC to CAC-T

    May 7, 2009

    ATSC, CAC-T, Reflagging, Patch Changing Ceremony

  • Fort Benning TV Outlets Observe 1/10 FA Training

    May 7, 2009

    Every television station that covers Fort Benning and the greater Columbus area was in attendance for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Media Day at Fort Benning, April 28.

  • Year of the NCO: For the love of the Army

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. Timothy Russell of 10th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, and battalion master driver training instructor, provides a shining example of a focused noncommissioned officer.

  • West Point celebrates Asia-Pacific American Heritage month

    May 7, 2009

    Story and photos of West Point Asia-Pacific celebration

  • BOSS Walk for Pride Raises Spirits, Funds

    May 7, 2009

  • RIA-JMTC named Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Mobile Maintenance

    May 7, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren designated the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Mobile Maintenance, Wednesday. The Arsenal was designated the CITE specifically for their work with the Forward Repair System (FRS) and Shop Equipment Contract and Maintenance (SECM). In a memo from the Secretary of the Army, "The RIA-JMTC has proven expertise in the overhaul of the Forward Repair System and Shop Equipment and Maintenance systems."

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Korea exercise

    May 7, 2009

    403rd Army Field Support Battalion - Far East Asia (APS-4) supports Key Resolve/Foal Eagle Exercise in Korea.

  • Recording artist Leigh Jones puts pep in step of Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Walter Henry III said recording artist Leigh Jones put a little pep in the step of his Warrior Transition Unit on May 6, at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • 188th Soldier Gives Back to Moms

    May 7, 2009

    Staff Sergeant Vernida M. Boler, from the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army, donated gift bags full of cards and presents to the mothers at the Woodlands Nursing Home in Midway, Ga., in celebration of the upcoming Mother's Day, May 2.

  • Fort Stewart spouses test their Soldier skills, earn spurs

    May 7, 2009

    More than 20 spouses and one mother of a Soldier assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, took part in the squadron's first Spouse Spur Ride at Fort Stewart, April 30.

  • Army Secretary focuses on Fort Carson issues

    May 7, 2009

    Secreatry of the Army Pete Geren visited Fort Carson May 5, 2009, to discuss issues important to the post.

  • Iraqi General Visits 3HBCT at Fort Benning

    May 7, 2009

    The Iraqi Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Training visited Fort Benning to observe American troops training for future deployments, April 24.

  • 2nd HBCT Hosts WWII Vets at Fort Stewart

    May 7, 2009

    More than 80 veterans, spouses and children from the World War II Anzio Beachhead landing traded stories and wisdom with Soldiers from the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team during a tour of Fort Stewart in celebration of the veteran's 30th annual reunion, April 28.

  • Olympians create special memories

    May 7, 2009

  • Workouts more than training for vets

    May 7, 2009

  • Battling the bug: No cases of H1N1 yet, but post is ready

    May 7, 2009

  • Armed Forces Day offers events for all

    May 7, 2009

  • A better mother' It's all in the batter

    May 7, 2009

  • Washington: Do the right thing

    May 7, 2009

  • Command boards get a makeover

    May 7, 2009

    The board is also broken up into eight panels, showing different time periods on APG from 1917 to current. These time periods are: World War I, Inter-War Period, World War II, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm and the Global War on Terrorism.

  • CHPPM epidemiologists monitor H1N1 flu incidence

    May 7, 2009

  • Tears of Loss and Thanks Follow Vets on Honor Flight

    May 7, 2009

    The tears still flow easily when Judy Loncaric talks about her parents and their symbolic trip with the Honor Flight program on April 25. The trip was symbolic because both of Loncaric's parents have died, her father in 1984 and her mother this past August in St. Louis. They were represented on the trip to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., by their burial flags. Their flags were among 18 that were flown to the nation's capitol on F-16s and then presented during an Honor Flight ceremony at the memorial. The tears Loncaric sheds are both in sorrow and gratitude. She mourns the loss of her parents while, at the same time, she is thankful for the World War II veterans who still proudly stand firm for their country and for the many volunteers from north Alabama and the D.C. area who make the Honor Flight trips possible. "It was nice to finally recognize the veterans who sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom and the freedom of others around the world," said Loncaric, who participated in a ceremony April 24 in which the burial flags were presented to the F-16 fighter pilots and then again in an April 26 ceremony when the flags were returned to her.

  • 20th SUPCOM (CBRNE) helps mold young patriots at Churchville Elementary School

    May 7, 2009

  • Project Manager Learns Value of Hard Work from his Mom

    May 7, 2009

    One Huntsville Center project manager attributes his success to his mother's work ethic. Jeff Fagan is a project manager in the Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's Facilities Repair and Renewal Division. Prior to coming to the Center, Fagan was a civilian architect at Mobile District. He also retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force after serving more than 24 years. Fagan has a captivating and moving story. Not so much because his family has been the focus of numerous articles featured in Parenting, Ebony and Jet magazines, and receiving a spotlight in the Air Force's Airmen magazine or the Birmingham News. It is not because in 1997, the family was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most children to graduate college - 15 to be exact! The size of Fagan's family wasn't due to a blended family situation. Fagan said it was a true blessing to be the 10th of Dan and Helen Fagan's 16 children. The children, now ranging in age from 40 to 64, all grew up in a small four-bedroom house in Bessemer. Fagan said his mother has always been the driving force behind his determination to succeed. "My mom was always one of my biggest supporters. Through her strong support, the thought that a young black man growing up in a poor environment could not succeed never entered my mind," Fagan said. "The stereotypical opinion of many during that time would not be the life I was destined to live."

  • Belvoir officials take ride on a river boat

    May 7, 2009

    The Belvoir contingent boarded the 149- seat, cataA,AA,Amaran ferry to take part in several test runs conducted by Prince William County which received $ 225,000 from the Virginia Department of Transportation to study the feasibility of the service.

  • Residents join officials to discuss overcrowding at Belvoir Elementary

    May 7, 2009

    Residents of Woodlawn Village met with officials from Fort Belvoir and Fairfax County Public Schools Tuesday night to hash out concerns of overA,AA,Acrowding at Fort Belvoir Elementary School. At the meeting's conclusion, both sides agreed that there's no easy decision in sight beA,AA,Atween now and next fall.

  • APG makes strides in federal energy initiative

    May 7, 2009

    Any decrease in energy costs is an increase in the funds available to meet other mission-critical needs.

  • APG NCO, Soldier of the Year announced

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. Elizabeth Thompson of the 1st Army Medical Laboratory is the APG NCO of the Year and Spc. Benjamin Salazar of Company B, 22nd Chemical Battalion, is the APG Soldier of the Year.

  • 'The kids' take TOP honors

    May 7, 2009

  • Community relations event strengthens U.S.-German bond

    May 7, 2009

    The customary sound of artillery and aircraft asA,A!sociated with the Grafenwoehr Training Area fell silent April 23 for members of the U.S. Army GarriA,A!son Grafenwoehr Community Relations Council as they toured the Nine Lagoons. The silence magnified the sounds of birds, bees and moving water as members from the garrison's environmental office explained the steps the U.S. military is taking to not only preserve, but protect the environment and land. The tour came at the end of the day-long council event, which brought close to 40 German civilian and military leaders of neighboring communities to Grafenwoehr and highlighted the facts and figures asA,A!sociated with the U.S. military's presence in Bavaria. "USAG Grafenwoehr, and Efficient Basing-Grafenwoehr, is a huge investment and decision by the United States government to make this an enduring installation," Col. Chris Sorenson, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, said. "We showed the outside community what the value of our installations in Grafenwoehr, Vilseck and Hohenfels is to them."

  • Tobyhanna rolls out red carpet for visiting general

    May 7, 2009

    Joe Fantanarosa (left) and Mike Verrastro (far right) brief Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Spoehr, director of Integration, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Branch's Reset workload, during his visit to the depot on April 16.

  • Mechanics repair military tactical vehicles

    May 7, 2009

    Tobyhanna mechanics are repairing 12 off-road, multi-purpose military tactical vehicles (MTV) for use by Soldiers in the field.

  • VaCHIP Brings Safety to Children

    May 7, 2009

    Child, Youth and School Services recently partnered with local Masonic Lodges to bring the latest in child identification technology to Fort Lee.

  • Celebrating Monroe's Legacy

    May 7, 2009

    Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, Quartermaster Center and School command sergeant major, laid a presidential wreath April 28 at Monroe's tomb on behalf of President Barack Obama.

  • Soldier Mental Health a Priority at Fox

    May 6, 2009

    The health of the Army relies on the abilities of its war fighters. Soldiers who are sick, injured or incapacitated in any way cannot be at their best in executing the Army's mission to support and protect the cause of freedom and the interests of the United States around the world. A healthy Army means its war fighters are healthy in all ways - both physically and mentally. It's the mental health of the war fighter that is the central focus of Fox Army Health Center's Behavioral Medicine Division. And that focus is becoming broader and deeper as more Soldiers visit BMD to seek help for problems associated with deployments, working in a high-risk environment and dealing with the stresses that can come with wearing the uniform. "Our mission is to treat active duty. This is our foremost mission," said Karen Scott, a licensed professional counselor with BMD. "Because of deployments, we've really ramped up in the number of active duty patients that we see. For that reason, we don't have services for family members and retirees right now. We are focusing all our efforts on helping the active duty Soldier."

  • Flying House Opens Doors to Public

    May 6, 2009

    One of Redstone Arsenal's newest and fastest growing organizations will open its doors to the Arsenal community next week with an event designed to impress and educate visitors interested in the Army's aviation programs. Army helicopters - including the Apache, Black Hawk, Kiowa Warrior, Chinook and Huey - will be among about a dozen military aircraft on display at the second annual Aviation Technical Test Center open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 14 at Redstone Airfield. "We had about 300 people at our event last year," ATTC deputy commander Keith Darrow said. "Last year was the first year ATTC had a large enough presence on Redstone Arsenal so that we could do an open house. We have grown here over the past year and hope even more people come to our second annual open house. We can accommodate up to 1,000 visitors."

  • Mom of five copes with deployment through Army's help

    May 6, 2009

    With five kids to watch over, Yashica Smith doesn't have much time to miss her husband. But sometimes, the chaos of a busy household actually makes her miss him more.

  • Military Spouses Live Life of Rewards in Service to U.S.

    May 6, 2009

    When military spouses are recognized at special Army or community events, Alice Myles is proud to be counted among them. Her 31 years as a military spouse have brought challenges, opportunities, plenty of changes and always a sense of pride that she and her husband, Redstone Arsenal commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, have committed their lives to service to their nation, and to the Soldiers and families that make the Army strong. As the Army prepares to pay tribute to military spouses on Military Spouse Appreciation Day this Friday, Myles is an example to all wives and husbands of Soldiers of the supportive, steadfastness, patriotic and independent nature of a military spouse. "You have to be a team. You have to both be committed to this," Myles said of her husband's Army career. "If you are not both committed to it, then it can be extremely difficult. You have to be committed together.

  • Kiowa Warrior gains firepower

    May 6, 2009

    The Army's Avenger air defense system is not part of the fire fight these days in overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. But its machine gun - the M3P .50 caliber - is gaining rave reviews from Army pilots thanks to a new application developed by AMCOM and Program Executive Office for Aviation workers.

  • Fort Meade scores three-peat in Army Communities of Excellence Program

    May 6, 2009

    Fort Meade, Md. placed second in the Army Communities of Excellence Program for the third year in a row. The installation recieved accolades, along with a check for $500,000, during a ceremony held May 5 at the Pentagon.

  • May is National Mental Health Month

    May 6, 2009

    In May the Army joins the rest of the nation in observing National Mental Health Month. The mental health of Soldiers and Soldiers' Families has received great attention in the news media, and Army leaders are putting emphasis on programs to deal with psychological issues.

  • Heidelberg student heads to MIT for internship

    May 6, 2009

    Shannon Grammel, a junior at Heidelberg High School, is one of 80 students who will be a member of the Research Science Institute, a highly competitive six-week internship for students who excel in math and science.

  • Days of Remembrance: Local group 'stands where they stood'

    May 6, 2009

    Imagining what it must have been like weighed heavy on some of the 39 Soldiers, civilians and family members who visited the Concentration Camp Memorial Site at Dachau April 28, a day before and 64 years after it was liberated by American forces.

  • DES starts awards program for 'superior guardiansAca,!a,,c in USAG BW communities

    May 6, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg's Directorate of Emergency Services recently began a new awards program intended to recognize outstanding work by the emergency services personnel.

  • Mannheim hosts community baby shower

    May 6, 2009

    New Parent Support Program from Army Community Service Family Advocacy, shows expectant moms how to care for their babies at the Mannheim Community Baby Shower hosted by the Mannheim Army Health Clinic April 30 at the Sports Arena in Mannheim, Germany.

  • Father, son reunite after 48 years

    May 6, 2009

    James Robert Backert never got to know his American father, but thanks to technology and the support of a close friend, father and son were reunited after a 48-year separation. "My knees were shaking," said Backert, describing his emotions while he awaited the arrival of his biological father at Frankfurt airport in late March. Backert, a German fire prevention inspector with the U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim's Fire Department, immediately recognized his father, Jackson Croker, who brought along his wife, Brenda, one of his sons (Backert's half-brother) and his son's fiancAfAe.

  • What to do when depression strikes

    May 6, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Had a loss of interest in things you used to enjoy' You may be depressed. Guilt, grief and separation from loved ones can cause depression during or following redeployment.

  • Wiesbaden theater earns accolades

    May 6, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Five golden statuettes left Heidelberg in the company of Wiesbaden thespians and technical crew members April 18. The prized Installation Management Command-Europe Tournament of Plays awards, known as Toppers to anyone involved with the U.S. Forces Europe theater program, recognize the best of the best in military community theater.