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  • Fort Sill Fitness Walk

    Nov 26, 2008

    Close to 15,000 people across the area took part in the first CG's Challenge-Western miles Fitness Walk at Fort Sill Nov. 25.

  • SKIES Offers Classes to Fort Lee's Children

    Nov 26, 2008

    Karate. Dance. Art classes. Bumper bowling. Pet care classes. Those are just a few of the classes Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs SKIES program offers to children registered under the Children, Youth and School Services Program.

  • Father, Son Exchange Purple Hearts

    Nov 26, 2008

    When Spc. Carlos Herrera, an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne, 1st of 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, deploys for a third time to Iraq in December; his father will be close to his heart.

  • Keeping Car Seats Safe For Children

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and ChryslerAca,!a,,cs SeatCheck program teamed together Nov. 20 at the Fort Sam Houston Child Development Center to inform and instruct military Families on the proper way to buckle up their children in car seats.

  • First Goalball Tournament Tests Wounded Warriors

    Nov 26, 2008

    In the first Warrior Transition Battalion Goalball Tournament held Nov. 5, 17 teams competed in a game that required more than skill, but a keen sense of hearing.

  • Students Helping Students for a Smoother Transition

    Nov 26, 2008

    Student 2 Student is a student-led, school-managed program puts transitioning students with peers dedicated and trained to help them become accustomed to their new community. Helping children make a smooth transition to new schools is a priority for Tina Collins, Fort Lee School Liaison Officer.

  • Fort Monroe Wins 'Clean Business' Environmental Award

    Nov 26, 2008

    Fort Monroe, Va., wins eighth environmental award for 2008

  • Hampton, Va. Hosts Covenant Ceremony to Show Support for Army Families

    Nov 26, 2008

    Hampton, Va., hosts a Nov. 17 Army Community Covenant Signing Ceremony.

  • New Game Center Offers Fort Lee Youth Recreational Fun

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Fort Lee Youth Center's game room opened Friday with dozens of Madden Football pros gathered to inaugurate the new facility.

  • Wounded Warriors' Spouses Get Free Tuition

    Nov 26, 2008

    For some time now, Army spouse Pasha Quintana has desired to start a college degree program but couldn't get the ball rolling for various reasons. Now, thanks to a Central Texas College scholarship program, she's one step closer to realizing her dream.

  • Fort Lee MPs Claim Award

    Nov 26, 2008

    Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs 217th Military Police Detachment earned the Brig. Gen. David H. Stem Award for 2008 as the best military police unit amongst more than 20 TRADOC MP elements that are company-sized or smaller.

  • Making a Memorable Thanksgiving Feast

    Nov 26, 2008

    Fort Lee dining facility personnel put best food forward to provide memorable Thanksgiving meal.

  • Bearing Gifts for Military Families

    Nov 25, 2008

    bears that are waiting to be adopted by the children of North AlabamaAca,!a,,cs military. On Saturday, Dec. 6, children of active, Guard and Reserve families as well as deployed DoD civilians and contractors will be given the gift of a bear at the fifth annual Operation Christmas Bear at the Cahaba Shrine Temple on Pulaski Pike in Huntsville. The holiday party, set for 1 to 4 p.m., will feature several activities, including face painting, magic shows, holiday crafts, a moon bounce and giant slides, a model train display, story time with Mrs. Claus, and lots of fun clowns and life-size characters, including Frosty the Snowman, Minnie Mouse and a Holiday Bear. The centerpiece of the event is the visit each child has with Santa Claus and the gift of the cute and cuddly stuffed bear, whose neck is adorned with a military scarf.

  • 'Job Well Done': Bush makes final Presidential visit to thank 101st Airborne Division

    Nov 25, 2008

    President Bush visited Fort Campbell Nov. 25, to thank Soldiers who had recently returned from fighting in the War on Terror.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • USAG Schinnen News Archives

    Nov 25, 2008

    Enjoy reviewing our news archives and if you have any questions or a story ideas, please contact the USAG Schinnen Public Affairs office by e-mail paousagshi@eur.army.mil or by phone 0031-46-443-1600. Thanks!

  • Support group helps new mothers in Heidelberg cope with stress while far away from family, friends

    Nov 25, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Many military moms find themselves far from friends and family when they have their first baby. Mom2Mom, a Heidelberg support group for first-time mothers, seeks to help alleviate some of the stress of not having a personal assistance task force nearby.

  • When enemies become friends

    Nov 25, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two Soldiers who were enemies during the Cold War are now joined by the most important bond: Martina Aca,!A"TinaAca,!A? MaliA...E+AfA!kovAfA!, the exchange student that the American Soldier's family hosted while they were stationed in the Washington, D.C. area. Both the American and her Slovakian father call Tina Aca,!A"daughter.Aca,!A?

  • Schweinfurt SKIES programs offer exercise, life lessons

    Nov 25, 2008

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany Aca,!" Graceful steps, kicks and punches. These are just a few moves that the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited is teaching to children and youth here.

  • Yongsan gets set for winter weather

    Nov 25, 2008

  • Girl Scouts work together to feed homeless

    Nov 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Yongsan Girl Scouts gathered with their Korean counterparts Nov. 22 at the Seoul American Middle School cafeteria for a joint project to help feed the homeless.

  • Army secretary tours Korea, supports quality of life

    Nov 25, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Secretary of the U.S. Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, toured U.S. Forces Korea Nov. 23-25 for a three-day orientation visit.

  • Army transforming NCO education system

    Nov 24, 2008

    A redesign of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs noncommissioned officer education system will bring itAca,!a,,cs curriculum closer to what has been taught to officers in the past, said Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Chandler.

  • Wiesbaden BOSS serves as Soldier's advocate

    Nov 24, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Head to almost any event in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community and you will often see a group of young Soldiers reaching out to fellow servicemembers.

  • Christmas Markets and Holiday Events

    Nov 24, 2008

    USAG SCHINNEN, Netherlands - The Holiday Season is here and brings all of us assigned to and living in Europe an opportunity to discover age-old European traditions and to share the experience by sending your photos to paousagshi@eur.army.mil.

  • Preparing for Thanksgiving Day food service competition

    Nov 21, 2008

    Soldiers make decorations for no holds barred food service competition between Hawaii Army installations.

  • Warrior Care Month stresses premium medical support

    Nov 21, 2008

    An article wounded warrior care, focusing on aiding injured Soldiers and their families, and the benefits of the Warrior Transition Battalion. Celebrating the focus of Warrior Care Month.

  • CD reminds Soldiers to 'Stay Strong'

    Nov 21, 2008

    Artists help Soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury by raising funds to build oceanfront PTSD treatment facility in Hawaii.

  • Parent-to-Parent offers deployment support to families

    Nov 21, 2008

    Parents and family members learn and share ideas on staying involved during deployment.

  • Family Fun Fridays kicks off at the Tropics

    Nov 21, 2008

    Families enjoy new night out at the Tropics

  • Retired Colonel honored with ihe

    Nov 21, 2008

    Retired Col. David Peters honored with 2008 Ihe Award by the Hawaii Army Museum Society for community service.

  • Extreme Makeover gives house keys to Army Family

    Nov 21, 2008

    Extreme Makeover, Home Edition picked Chapman, Kansas as the location of its next session to help a military family stationed at nearby Fort Riley, Kan. The Soldier and his family suffered through many personal tragedies. The Soldier returned from Iraq with a severe physical disability, his wife suffered through a bout with cancer and their home was destroyed by a tornado after he returned.

  • Army officer coaches and motivates new Kansas State Water Polo team

    Nov 21, 2008

    Former West Point cadet now and Army officer stationed at Fort Riley, Kan, volunteers to help coach the Kansas State University water polo team located at Manhattan, Kan. approximately 20 miles from the Army post.

  • Dining facilities ready for Thanksgiving festivities, judging

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Riley culinary arts Soldiers prepare meals for Thanksgiving Day while having their meals judged by Fort Riley leaders.

  • Post implements new sexual assault prevention program

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Riley implements new sexual assault prevention program to deal with the increase in of incidents reported since 2005.

  • Intel goes old school

    Nov 21, 2008

    When the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade was redesignated in July as the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, it was clear changes were afoot for the intelligence gatherers. Under the command of Col. Robert Whalen, the brigade is in the process of developing a type of unit not widely used since the Vietnam Conflict Aca,!" a long range surveillance company.

  • German, Italian Prisoners of War honored at ceremony

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Riley conducts memorial ceremony to remember German and Italian Prisoners of War buried at the Post cemetary. Officers from the German and Italian Army came from Fort Leavenworth, Kan. to attend the ceremony.

  • Chaplain vital to Warrior Transition Battalion

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Riley Chaplain provides critical religious services to Soldiers assigned to the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion during their recovery.

  • Fort Lewis clinic cares for needs of WTB Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2008

    Sure, the work can be hard and stressful, but then there are those little victories that make it all worthwhile. As she took a moment from her duties as a licensed practical nurse at the Warrior Transition Clinic at Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Madigan Army Medical Center on Monday, Steffanie Morris remembered one of those. Morris and Nancy Poffenberger, the physicianAca,!a,,cs assistant with whom she works, are among the 14 medical professionals at the Fort Lewis WTC doing their best to help Soldiers reach that point.

  • Recycle Center helps turn trash into useable goods

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Riley residents focus on recycling their trash to help save money and the environment.

  • Fort Lewis cancer survivor selected as Pink Power winner

    Nov 21, 2008

    Bright Start selected eight Pink Power Moms nationwide, and one of those moms resides on Fort Lewis. Jodi Petit, spouse of Lt. Col. Brian Petit, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, and a five-year breast cancer survivor, was selected as one of eight winning Pink Power Moms.

  • Fort Lewis tree donation continues long-standing tradition

    Nov 21, 2008

    Providing the annual Christmas tree for the City of Tacoma has been a long-standing tradition at Fort Lewis, and this year was no different. Once again, representatives from the Tacoma business community and Fort Lewis gathered at the tree-cutting site Nov. 13 for the 62nd annual Christmas tree ceremony.

  • Green Berets honor fallen comrade

    Nov 21, 2008

    Hundreds stood silent in the early morning rain as members of the 1st Special Forces Group paid tribute to a comrade whose name was added to the unitAca,!a,,cs memorial wall Nov. 11. Staff Sgt. David W. Textor, the 163rd name inscribed on the granite wall, is the 25th name added since Sept. 11, 2001. Textor, a native of Jamestown, N.Y., was serving with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st SFG, when he was killed July 15 in Mosul, Iraq, during combat operations.

  • Fort Riley program reduces alcohol and drug related incidents

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Fort Riley Sober Armies Bravely Expedite Readiness (SABER) program recognizes units that have 90 consecutive days without an alcohol or drug related incident in their units.

  • Fort Lewis units battle for recycling superiority

    Nov 21, 2008

    Thirty-four Fort Lewis units competing in the annual America Recycles Day Aluminum Can Challenge hauled 78,000 cans to the Recycling Center. The 90-day challenge began Aug. 1 and ended Oct. 31.

  • Fort Lewis officials sign YTC Army Community Covenant

    Nov 21, 2008

    The signing of the Army Community Covenant at Yakima Training Center became a moving and heartfelt ceremony. Civic leaders, members of the business community and local family residents met Nov. 12 with senior military representatives to sign the Army Community Covenant at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

  • Fort Lewis dedication gives PEB new home, continuity

    Nov 21, 2008

    A new building dedicated Monday morning on Fort Lewis will serve as home to one of only three Physical Evaluation Boards in the Army.

  • Fort Lewis CDC construction project begins

    Nov 21, 2008

    Fort Lewis leaders, Clover Park School District administrators, and children from North Fort School Age Center and Madigan Child Development Center participated in a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 14 at Hillside Elementary School.

  • Picatinny children pay tribute to fallen heroes

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Children from the Picatinny Arsenal Child Development Center placed flags at the tree memorial for New Jersey's fallen heroes Nov. 7

  • Picatinny Soldiers support local Veterans Day activities

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny Soldiers joined local organizations in honoring veterans during various Veterans Day activities the week of Nov. 4.

  • Riding to honor: Veterans not forgotten at Picatinny

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" To show their support for veterans past and present, 194 riders on 178 motorcycles showed rode in a 42-mile motorcycle ride beginning at Picatinny Arsenal, Nov. 9

  • Army suggestion program can thicken your wallet

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army Suggestion Program encourages Soldiers and civilians to stimulate their minds and generate efficient and cost-productive procedures that can and will benefit the Army. On average 100 suggestions are passed through Picatinny Arsenal's ASP manager.

  • Gym Warriors dip, dodge, duck, dive way to victory during dodgeball tourney at Picatinny

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Picatinny Arsenal held a dodgeball tournament Nov. 17 in support of this years Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army R&D Achievement Awards

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" 33 Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees are winners of the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Air Force claimed its fifth consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Championship Thursday on Stewart-Watson Field defeating the Navy 37-8. Air Force advanced to the championship match by posting a 4-0 record in the round-robin tournament while the Navy posted a 3-1 record to make it to the championship matchup. NavyAca,!a,,cs only loss during regular tournament play came at the hands of Air Force, losing 26-6 in their first match.

  • MG Barbero assumes command

    Nov 21, 2008

    MG Walter Wojdakowski, outgoing Infantry Center commandant and Fort Benning commander, passed the guidon and colors symbolizing the transfer of command authority to MG Michael D. Barbero during a change of command ceremony Tuesday on York Field.

  • New GI Bill makes the grade in Kaiserslautern

    Nov 21, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Getting tuition assistance on GoArmyEd is something 1st Sgt. Crispin Bryant, 357th Air Missile Defense Detachment, knows very well. He completed his associate, bachelorAca,!a,,cs and masterAca,!a,,cs degrees during his 25 years in the Army.

  • Bastogne walk a tribute to peace

    Nov 21, 2008

    SCHINNEN, NETHERLANDS -- In 1944, all seven main roads in the Ardennes mountain range converged on the small town of Bastogne, Belgium, making control of these crossroads imperative for the attacking forcesAca,!a,,c advance and the one place allied forces had to defend at all cost. It remains the largest land battle in U.S. Army history.

  • Vietnam POW Recalls Moment of Insight about Captors

    Nov 20, 2008

    With the help of an old nail, Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness, a Vietnam prisoner of war captured in 1967, was able to make a peephole in the mortar of his cell wall. That peephole not only provided Thorsness with a sense of the world outside his cell, but also gave him a new insight about his captors that sustained him through his torturous imprisonment. Catching a glimpse of one of his guards through the peephole, Thorsness realized Aca,!A"With a flip of a coin, my parents were American. His were Vietnamese. Aca,!A"If he lives to be 100, he wonAca,!a,,ct experience half of what I had in my 35 years just because I was an American. He represents two-thirds of the people in the world that donAca,!a,,ct live in freedom Aca,!A| When I was born I was handed a platter of rights and freedoms and opportunities that he will never experience. We are just very blessed as Americans.Aca,!A?

  • Eglin Says Goodbye to Drill Sergeants

    Nov 20, 2008

    Four drill sergeants entered the theater at Eglin Air Force Base, walking toward the stage where a ceremony was being held in their honor. These drill sergeants for Bravo Company were about to end their term as drill sergeants and begin their next job as platoon sergeants of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Battalion (Provisional). They, for the last time, recited the Drill SergeantAca,!a,,cs Creed to the trainee Soldiers in attendance. They walked onstage and handed over their campaign hats, the visual staple of all drill sergeants. On Nov. 3, the very last drill sergeants were removed from the Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Secretary of Army impressed by Redstone Arsenal, area

    Nov 20, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren praised Redstone Arsenal during his first visit Nov. 12. Aca,!A"Redstone Arsenal is a remarkable facility,Aca,!A? he told reporters before his departure from Redstone Airfield. Aca,!A"It is such an important part of the present of the Army and the future of the Army. And theyAca,!a,,cre playing a key role in fighting this war.Aca,!A?

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • CHPPM staff cases colors as it readies to move

    Nov 20, 2008

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine-South (USACHPPM-South) cased their colors during a ceremony held Oct. 29 at Fort McPherson.

  • Community's Gift of Admiration to Veterans

    Nov 20, 2008

    The Huntsville/Madison County community gave the military its traditional gift of celebration, honor, respect and admiration on Veterans Day. Amidst the Cahaba Shrine clowns, high school drum majors, dancing divas, Corvette and Mustang lovers, Cub Scouts, firefighters and antebellum ladies, the message was loud and clear Aca,!" Huntsville loves its military and wants them to know it. In return, the military came out in full force Aca,!" from the Soldiers and Marines posted on Redstone Arsenal to the local college ROTC and high school JROTC cadets Aca,!" to let the community know the military appreciates the support.

  • Infantry force will get precision munition

    Nov 20, 2008

    The Infantry Brigade Combat Team is about to get more lethal. With the ArmyAca,!a,,cs decision in June to transition Future Combat Systems technologies to the light infantry force, the Non-Line of Sight-Launch System is slated to join the IBCTAca,!a,,cs portfolio of weapon systems in 2011.

  • Mentors help students year-round

    Nov 20, 2008

    Soldiers and mentors who participate in The Little Soldiers program sort through donated school supplies recently. This is the second year the group has been mentoring students at the school. Soldiers meet with about 20 girls from Conley Hills weekly.

  • FORSCOM color guard gets salute at NFL game

    Nov 20, 2008

    For a few brief moments, the U.S. Army Forces Command color guard held the attention of millions of eyes in their homes and thousands in the Georgia Dome awaiting the game between the Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos Nov. 16.

  • Life's work leads to hall of fame

    Nov 20, 2008

    Mike Kehoe didnAca,!a,,ct serve his country with the idea of raking up a lot of recognition for himself. In fact, he finds recognition somewhat embarrassing. But this retired colonel has received his share of medals and awards for his service in Vietnam and throughout his military career. Recognition also followed him in a civilian career as a teacher. And now, as he goes about his work as a veterans service officer in the Madison County office of the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, recognition has found him again. Kehoe has been inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame for 2008

  • Field Assistance Team Focuses on Soldier Feedback

    Nov 20, 2008

    This concept has been a focus for the Field Assistance in Science and Technology organization, which connects the Soldier to the vast network of labs and research centers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center. FAST maintains a presence at 23 locations, specifically at every combatant command, corps headquarters and each of the training centers.

  • Great American Smokeout: employees learn to kick butts

    Nov 20, 2008

    Nov. 20 was the American Cancer SocietyAca,!a,,cs 33rd Great American Smokeout, and many people will be attempting to quit smoking and overcome their nicotine addiction. While many may not be able to completely kick the habit, members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community will have additional help with a pair of battle buddies at the Community Wellness Center on Fort McPherson.

  • American Indian Heritage Month luncheon brings history, culture

    Nov 20, 2008

    On the surface, most attendees expected the typical feathers-clad American natives carrying animal skin-drums and eager to perform a rain dance to be the entertainment for the Native American Indian Heritage Month luncheons held Nov. 14 at The Commons at Fort McPherson and the Getaway club on Fort Gillem. Not this time. Aca,!A"EdutainersAca,!A? (educators/entertainers) from Rolling Thunder Enterprise came with a message of peace.

  • Historians lay out battle plan

    Nov 20, 2008

    Several members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community stepped onto a bus Nov. 14 that would take them to the battlefield. It was not to the desert of Iraq or the mountains of Afghanistan where these individuals were headed; rather, it was a battlefield a few hours away in Chattanooga, Tenn. The U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) sponsored a staff ride to the site of a pivotal, yet often forgotten, Civil War battlefield.

  • Upstate New York mayors reaffirm support to their Army

    Nov 20, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (November 19, 2008) Aca,!" Aca,!A"We are not a military communityAca,!A|but we are a community with military,Aca,!A? said Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings today at a ceremony to reaffirm the Capital DistrictsAca,!a,,c support and commitment to Soldiers, their Families, to Veterans, and to Department of the Army Civilians at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal.

  • West Point receives hydraulic hunting stand

    Nov 20, 2008

    West Point receives hydraulic hunting stand story and 2 photos

  • High-adrenaline program reduces risky behavior for redeploying Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2008

    ANSBACH, Germany Aca,!" A free adventure program designed to help redeploying Soldiers deal with post-combat stress will hit the slopes soon.

  • Army Field Support Brigade arranges book donation to Iraqi university

    Nov 20, 2008

    In a country with a desperate need for engineers, two 402nd Army Field Support Brigade contractors are bridging an Oregon university with Iraqi students and faculty thirsty for knowledge. Two hundred students and teachers from Dhi Qar University are the beneficiaries of new engineering textbooks from the Oregon State University College of Engineering delivered during a ceremony Nov. 11 that marks the beginning of an exchange program to enhance higher education.

  • Leaders Sign Army Warrior Health-Care Covenant

    Nov 20, 2008

    Leaders from the Army medical community reaffirmed the serviceAca,!a,,cs commitment to provide world-class care to wounded Soldiers and their Families by signing the Army Warrior Health-Care Covenant Nov. 13 at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Families Of Fallen Soldiers Continue To Receive Support

    Nov 20, 2008

    The first quarterly face-to-face focus group for Families of fallen Soldiers was held Nov. 5 at Army Community Service Mobilization and Deployment Program. With a small group meeting for the first time, the group voiced concerns and experiences, providing guidance in an effort to meet their needs in an ongoing basis.

  • Doctoral physical therapists set to graduate

    Nov 20, 2008

    Since July 2007, five physical therapists have been perfecting their skills through research and caring for wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center to help define the future of physical therapy.

  • Covenant programs help family members find jobs

    Nov 20, 2008

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium -- Finding a job after moving to Belgium is difficult for many family members, but Army Family Covenant programs through Army Community Services offer many resources to help job seekers.

  • Final closure of USAG Hessen

    Nov 20, 2008

    HANAU, Germany -- A ceremony was held Nov. 18 on Pioneer Kaserne marking the final closure of U.S. Army Garrison Hessen, Germany. During the ceremony, Dr. Robert Schloesser, chief of the closure team, described the massive effort that went into preparing the U.S. military installations in Hanau for return to the German government. "This is a tribute to all of the hard work by Hanau employees and cooperation by all of the units stationed here," said Schloesser, in having the facilities ready for return some 14 months ahead of schedule. After taking down the last U.S. flag to fly over Pioneer Kaserne, Schloesser gave it to Torsten Halsey, deputy curator of the Americans in Hessen Exhibition. The exhibit, which showcases the American presence in the German state since World War II, opens Nov. 21 at Hanau's Schloss Philippsruhe and runs through March 29. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Carson completes community center

    Nov 19, 2008

    Fort Carson opened a new community center, the Joel Hefley Community Center, Nov. 14. The center was named for retired Rep. Joel Hefley, 5th Congressional District, who was instrumental in supporting Fort Carson and the family housing initiatives.

  • Fort Bliss community honors 'Protectors of Freedom'

    Nov 19, 2008

    The sound of cheers and cries of Aca,!A"Thank you!Aca,!A? filled the air in downtown El Paso as spectators lined the streets to show appreciation for the nationAca,!a,,cs veterans.

  • Covenant delivers new Wiesbaden programs, beefed-up staffing

    Nov 19, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Once the ink dried on the Army Family Covenant, the demand for community family and youth programs at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden surged.

  • Tribal elder links native, force warriors

    Nov 19, 2008

    Fort Carson celebrated American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.

  • E-waste recycling day keeps electronics out of landfill

    Nov 18, 2008

    Fort Bliss' 2nd Annual Electronics Waste Collection Day yielded 15,894 pounds worth of electronics that will be recycled. This is a 60% increase over the previous year's collection.

  • Albers assumes command of Fort Polk's WTB

    Nov 18, 2008

    In a change mirroring the ArmyAca,!a,,cs commitment to Soldiers wounded while on active duty, Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs Warrior Transition Unit was redesignated a Warrior Transition Battalion and received a commander Nov. 12.

  • Training targets teamwork among EMS, Army personnel

    Nov 18, 2008

    When Capt. Jacy Park, commander, 51st Chemical Company, 83rd Chemical Battalion, learned her company would change its primary mission from detection to decontamination, she decided her Soldiers needed a little Aca,!A"interagencyAca,!A? training to prepare for any emergency Fort Polk might face in the event of a chemical accident or attack.

  • Business Alliance shows support for Fort Belvoir at Community Covenant event

    Nov 18, 2008

    Hundreds braved sometimes inclement weather Nov. 15 to show their appreciation for the nationAca,!a,,cs service members and their families and to pay special tribute to Fort Belvoir during an Army Community Covenant Signing Ceremony at Northern Virginia Community CollegeAca,!a,,cs Woodbridge campus.

  • Germans honor American Soldiers as part of war dead

    Nov 18, 2008

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- German citizens observed Volkstrauertag, literally people mourning day, Sunday. The day is a national day of mourning for those who died during World Wars I and II. Among those remembered are 13 German soldiers who died April 2, 1945 Aca,!" Easter Monday Aca,!" in defense of the town against American Soldiers of the 397th Infantry Regiment, who were clearing towns on their march toward Heilbronn. Between April 1 and 3, 1945, 21 Americans died in the Sinsheim area, just more than a month before the German surrender on the western front May 7.

  • Bamberg martial arts events offered to troops

    Nov 18, 2008

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers are being offered discounted ticket price to a mixed martial arts competition in BambergAca,!a,,cs Jako Arena Dec. 13. The ticket price is available to all troops stationed in Bavaria. Soldiers will also be able to attend a free mixed martial arts workshop at Warner Barracks Freedom Fitness Facility Nov. 21 at 6 p.m.

  • Covenant supports critical services at Vicenza

    Nov 18, 2008

    VICENZA, Italy Aca,!" Since Army leaders unveiled the Army Family Covenant worldwide last year, more than one million dollars has been committed to family programs at U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza.

  • First class customer service starts with training

    Nov 18, 2008

    STUTTGART, Germany Aca,!" Strong customer service is a business essential, even in a military environment.

  • Fort Bliss commanding general grants amnesty for unregistered firearms

    Nov 17, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg, Fort Bliss commanding general, will grant an amnesty period from Nov. 16 to Dec. 15 for firearms violations on the installation.

  • Multimillion-dollar 'Save a Life' simulator comes to Fort Bliss

    Nov 17, 2008

    There have been eight deaths involving Fort Bliss Soldiers this year. In an effort to reduce high-risk behavior, Fort Bliss officials are bringing a multimillion-dollar drinking and driving simulator from Dec. 15 through 19.

  • Fort Bliss provides driving simulators to save lives

    Nov 17, 2008

    New privately owned vehicle and motorcycle simulators are some of the many training resources Fort Bliss and Army Tactics Safety Management Program officials have initiated to help safe SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives.

  • DLIFLC Observes Veteran's Day

    Nov 17, 2008

    Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center holds a ceremony for the 89th observance of Veteran's Day.

  • Fort Polk career counselors meet fiscal year retention

    Nov 17, 2008

    The efforts of Fort Polk career counselors were rewarded Nov. 6 at Alligator Lake, where they gathered for a fiscal year-end cookout. During fiscal year 2008, the Army Reserve component counselors exceeded their goal by retaining 200 percent of their assigned number of Soldiers.

  • National Guard makes connections at Fort Polk

    Nov 17, 2008

    Making connections, whether physical or abstract, can be an important aspect of problem solving. Fort Polk has achieved just such a connection through its long-standing relationship with the Louisiana National Guard. The Guard signed on for several engineering and construction jobs on and around Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Hershel Walker speaks to Fort Bliss Soldiers about mental health

    Nov 17, 2008

    Aca,!A"I wanted help and I wanted to understand. ThereAca,!a,,cs no shame in admitting you have a problem Aca,!" I did!Aca,!A? With those words, Hershel Walker, the legendary 1982 Heisman Trophy winner, pro football star and Olympian, revealed he had suffered from a form of mental illness called dissociative identify disorder Aca,!" DID.

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