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  • Fort Polk achieves FY14 retention goal

    Dec 15, 2014

    With the Army facing budget cuts and reductions in its end strength numbers, one might think a retention noncommissioned officer would have a difficult job. But don't tell that to Sgt. Maj. Michael Redmon, command career counselor for Fort Polk. Redmon points to the post's FY14 totals as proof that at least on Fort Polk, retention NCO is a great job. "As far as being successful, with initial term Soldiers we were at 123 percent overall," Redmon said. "We were at 100 percent with mid-career Soldiers and 400 percent with careerists (staff sergeants with more than 10 years service). That gave us an aggregate of 121 percent. We were one of only two major subordinate commands that made our fourth quarter mission and we finished the year strong."

  • U.S. Armed Forces Men capture international basketball title

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team defeated Lithuania, the reigning champs, 89-82 to win the 2014 SHAPE International Basketball Championship Dec. 6. Air Force Capt. Matt Holland of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., was named Most Valuable Player of the six-day tournament that featured teams from Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, France, Canada, United Kingdom and Belgium.

  • Fort Polk hosts Student 2 Student training

    Dec 15, 2014

    It's your first day at a new school. You've left behind all your friends and are nervous to start over. As the counselor walks you to your first class and the door swings open, 30 pairs of eyes stare at you, taking in every detail of your clothes, hair and face. You feel like a sideshow act and want to disappear. If only it were all a bad dream. Frequent moves and new schools are realities faced by many military children. While there is little research on the effects of this on kids, every move requires the child to start over and re-adjust. While this lifestyle may eventually lead to adaptability, it can also carry less desirable implications, such as psychological issues, said David Petre, Military Student Transition Consultant for Vernon Parish School District.

  • Fort Polk's NCO Academy strives for greatness

    Dec 15, 2014

    To advance their careers and become good leaders, Soldiers prepare for the future by attending the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk Noncommissioned Officer Academy. The Fort Polk NCO Academy is one of the best at what it does, according to 1st Sgt. Sheri Moss, Fort Polk NCO Academy deputy commandant. "Last year we received the highest award of excellence the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command gives. They only present the award every three years. It's an accreditation process that validates and certifies what we do. They go through all our records and paperwork, interview the instructors, sit in on classes. They do this to NCOAs Army wide," said Moss.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms panel discusses improving performance in the work environment

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific Sisters in Arms program convened a panel of successful senior enlisted female leaders at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Hawaii, Dec. 11 to discuss improving performance in the work environment

  • West Point on track to achieve Net Zero goals with Army Corps of Engineers' help

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Energy Division, in Alabama, met with Director of Public Works Matt Talaber at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, in October, to chart a way ahead for helping the institution achieve its Net Zero goal.

  • Thunder Soldiers teach English, strengthen bonds with the local community

    Dec 12, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Although Soldiers roam around the city of Dongducheon, it is sometimes difficult for local citizens to interact with them. However, Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, are working to change that. The "Thunder Brigade" Soldiers regularly volunteer to teach English to local community members. From elementary school students to the elderly, the 210th Field Artillery Brigade is embracing its hometown of Dongducheon and helping to build bridges of understanding between Soldiers and the local citizens.

  • USAG Ansbach parents give high marks to CYS Services child care

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Storck Child Development and School Age Center opened more than a year ago, but the commitment of their caregivers in providing high-quality child care and education has not diminished.

  • Air Defense Artillery School welcomes new command sergeant major

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Air Defense Artillery School honored Command Sgt. Maj. Jerome Wiggins and Command Sgt. Maj. Harold Lincoln during a change of responsiblity ceremony Dec. 2, at Snow Hall.

  • 214th Fires Brigade inducts NCOs

    Dec 12, 2014

    Soldiers, families and friends of the 214th Fires Brigade gathered Dec. 2 in Sheridan Theater to support and recognize the achievements of 14 newly promoted sergeants in a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony.

  • Fort Sill selects instructors, curriculum developers of year

    Dec 12, 2014

    Fort Sill recognized its 2014 instructors and curriculum developers of the year Dec. 9, at Snow Hall.

  • Fort Detrick Emphasizes Importance of Resilience Training

    Dec 12, 2014

    Fort Detrick is in the process of standing up a Resilience Program with an assigned program manager who is a trained Master Resilience Trainer. On Jan. 14-15 Fort Detrick will be running new mandatory 16-hour resilience training for all incoming Soldiers assigned or attached to Fort Detrick.

  • Student officers volunteer at Richmond clothing giveaway

    Dec 12, 2014

    Second Lt. Alexander Henriod never expected to become an instant authority on women's shoes while studying at Fort Lee's Army Logistics University. However, while volunteering at a "gently used" winter clothing giveaway along with 23 other Basic Officer Leader Course students Dec. 7, he became a fast learner.

  • Chaplain assistant provides care, patience

    Dec 12, 2014

    Only three days after Christmas, the Army will celebrate its 105th year since the creation of the chaplain assistant position, and will dedicate this day to honoring the men and women who were given the special duty of assisting chaplains in performing their duties by providing religious support for all Soldiers and their Families. Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Aaron LaBarge, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, arrived at Fort Campbell in October and has been fulfilling his duties with enthusiasm since joining the Army in 2007.

  • Mule tidings: Fort Sill dedicates mascots' stable life

    Dec 12, 2014

    The new stables of Fort Sill's mascots, "Big Deuce" and "Short Round" were dedicated Dec. 4, with a ceremony that honored the facility's namesake Sgt. Maj. John Sanders -- the Soldier who procured the unit's first mascot mule.

  • Holiday House gives gift of Christmas to Families

    Dec 12, 2014

    Kicking off its fifth year under Operation Homefront, Holiday House opened its doors Monday, and began spreading holiday cheer. For roughly 1,700 children, and more than 750 Fort Campbell Families this holiday season, the program will provide more than 10,000 gifts to be opened Christmas morning.

  • 1st BCT takes top honors in Energy Cup

    Dec 12, 2014

    At the beginning of May, each of Fort Campbell's 14 installation command buildings were equipped with 32-inch television monitors called "energy dashboards." Using these monitors, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works was able to monitor the energy consumption of each location over a six-month period. It was the responsibility of each location's occupants to employ energy-savvy practices, in hopes of winning the installation's first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • Stokes retires after 38 years

    Dec 12, 2014

    Members of the Fort Campbell community and distinguished guests bid a fond farewell to Van Stokes, deputy director for the Fort Campbell Morale, Welfare and Recreation department, at his retirement luncheon ceremony Monday at Cole Park Commons.

  • Munson retires after 43 years of service, plans family time

    Dec 12, 2014

    Members of the installation community will soon bid farewell to Chuck Munson, deputy to the garrison commander for Fort Campbell, as he prepares to retire after 43 years of combined military and government service.

  • PEO Aviation has more milestones on horizon

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation looks back at some of the highlights in 2014 and has their sights set for more milestone achievements in 2015.

  • UAS project office celebrates National Guard birthday

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office celebrated the birthday of the Army National Guard, which officially turned 378 years old on Dec. 13, during a presentation and cake cutting Friday at the PM UAS conference room.

  • Load out and fly away; validation exercise

    Dec 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing conduct a load out and fly away validation exercise Dec. 10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam using two M1126 Strykers and a C-17 Aircraft as part of the 25th ID Contingency Response Force mission.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec.8. The training is part of the Army's continuing effort to ensure Soldiers are fully trained and ready to cope with life's challenges.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec. 8.

  • Commander's message: Winter holidays bring out cheer, require responsibility

    Dec 11, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

  • FLW first in DoD to use UV water purifying system

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is the first Department of Defense installation within the continental United States to use an ultraviolet light treatment system for drinking water purification, according to the post's Directorate of Public Works.

  • New York Giant Steve Weatherford Visits Children at Picatinny Arsenal

    Dec 11, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Steve Weatherford, punter for the New York Giants visited Picatinny Arsenal and spoke with children at the installation's Child Development Center, Dec. 9.

  • CBRN specialists offer expertise in Taiwan

    Dec 11, 2014

    A contingent of Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Chemical Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood traveled to Taiwan for an exchange that focused on decontamination and curriculum development.

  • Public Works employee helps Fort Drum 'think green'

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Flipping a light switch, starting up a computer and turning on the coffee pot are regular occurrences in offices across Fort Drum.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's new SHARP Resource Center provides support, services

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence is scheduled to officially open its new Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Resource Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 in Building 315.

  • NCOES instructors wear distinct badge

    Dec 11, 2014

    Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officers Academy instructors are the first of their profession on Fort Leonard Wood to wear their own distinct Basic Army Instructor Badge.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Dental assistant program helps FLW spouses create mobile careers

    Dec 11, 2014

    The Red Cross dental assistant program is helping the Fort Leonard Wood community by providing experience to local students and qualified dental assistants to the installation.

  • St. Nick's Benefit provides for more than 900

    Dec 11, 2014

    Santa and Mrs. Claus paid Fort Leonard Wood a visit Tuesday as community members gathered to thank donors and volunteers at the 34th Annual St. Nick's Benefit Ceremony at Grant Hall Auditorium.

  • FBI warns: Use caution when traveling

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Based on recent extremist attacks targeting Canadian military, the FBI has posted a bulletin warning U.S. service members to use caution when traveling for the holidays.

  • Float to freedom lands captain American Dream

    Dec 11, 2014

    Leaving communist Vietnam with his family in a 25-foot boat, the American Dream existed far over the horizon of thought for 3-year-old Vinh Bui. Now, 25 years later, through hard work and a commitment to self-improvement, the captain is living that life as the commander of C Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery here.

  • Fort Jackson rings in holiday season

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson officially began the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony Dec. 3 in front of the Post Headquarters.

  • ASC Personality Spotlight: Pfc. Davonta Colflesh

    Dec 11, 2014

  • Briefings prepare Soldiers for Victory Block Leave

    Dec 11, 2014

    More than 8,500 and Soldiers-in-training and cadre members attended the Victory Block Leave consolidated safety briefings, Dec. 5 and 6 at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center.

  • 369th uses virtual system for marksmanship training in BOLC

    Dec 11, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 369th Adjutant General Battalion, Basic Officer Leaders Course had the opportunity to be the first to test a pilot program for Basic Rifle Marksmanship, or BRM, via the Virtual Battle Space 3, or VBS3, program Monday.

  • CFC proclaims victory

    Dec 11, 2014

    Federal employees and Service members from around the region gathered Dec. 8 at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club to hear the results of this year's Combined Federal Campaign collections.

  • Former Army Ebola Researcher Named a Time Magazine 2014 'Person of the Year'

    Dec 11, 2014

    Time magazine named the "Ebola fighters" as their 2014 'Person of Year' Dec. 10, highlighting among others Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a virologist formerly with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases who conducted some of the first trials of the drug TKM-Ebola.

  • First Army brigades SHARPen the edge

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Two First Army Division West brigades conducted Senior Leader Sexual Harassment and Response Program training here recently to provide the most up-to-date information to the brigades.

  • Boston Celtics' mascot 'charms' Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Dec 11, 2014

    Given the time of year and his green attire, the Soldiers and civilians at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, in Massachusetts, could be forgiven if they rubbed their eyes Dec. 11, 2014, after momentarily thinking that they had just seen an elf at the base.

  • Soldier for Life sings praises of Army Entertainment

    Dec 11, 2014

    Retired Army staff sergeant Ron Henry keeps giving back to the U.S. military by singing his "Soldier for Life" stories. He recently reunited with Army Entertainment as one of six all-stars in the 2014 Operation Rising Star Presented by PenFed military singing contest at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Oh, Christmas tree: Event kicks off holiday season

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Rucker officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony at Howze Field Dec. 4.

  • DFMWR ends Kids On Site

    Dec 11, 2014

    It's uncommon for a community to lose a program and then receive something of equal or greater value in its place, but that is exactly what Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will accomplish when it closes the Kids on Site program Dec. 19.

  • Knowing employer helps when applying for a job

    Dec 11, 2014

    John Doe had done his job search by the letter. He had attended the five-day Transition Assistance Program Job Assistance Workshop, decided on career goals, written and re-written his resume, composed a great cover letter, researched job leads and made it to the interview. Dressed for success, he was ready for the interview and excited about the possibility of working for this company.

  • NCOA gives JROTC a taste of Army training

    Dec 11, 2014

    From Iron Aviator to Iron Soldier to Iron Squad, Fort Rucker runs its share of Soldier competitions, but the installation and up-and-coming, future Soldiers may be competing in the Iron Cadet Challenge.

  • Operation Santa puts the happy in 'Happy Holidays'

    Dec 11, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for cheer and good tidings, but it can also be a time filled with stress and financial burdens.

  • Children make cards for veterans

    Dec 11, 2014

    The season of gift giving isn't complete without the right gift for friends and family members, but for students of Fort Rucker schools, the season wouldn't be complete without remembering those who came before and sacrificed for the freedoms Americans enjoy.

  • Looking for career progression? Join the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

    Dec 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 7, 2014) -- With critical installation management vacancies in deployed locations open now, U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees have additional career development opportunities at their fingertips.

  • Employees' Christmas contest boosts creativity, morale

    Dec 11, 2014

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Following the self-proclaimed approach of "reduce, reuse and re-Christmas," four employees from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, here, used some unique materials to make a statement during the installation's Christmas door-decorating contest.

  • Patriots try for EIB

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- More than 80 Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division tried to obtain their Expert Infantry Badge Dec 8-12, 2014 at the Rosepine training site, Fort Polk, La. The EIB was hosted by 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment.

  • Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

  • Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree during the Trees for Troops� program at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot Dec. 5.

  • 25th Anniversary of Operation JUST CAUSE

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - At 0100 on Dec. 20, 1989, roughly 13,000 American troops under the operational command of the XVIII Airborne Corps airlifted into Panama to join the 13,000 Soldiers and Marines already stationed there. Their mission was to bring down Dictator Gen. Manuel Noriega.

  • 1st Lt. Kusumoto gets pinned

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A native of Dallas, Texas, 1st Lt. Kevin Kusumoto, the strength manager for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division is promoted to 1st Lieutenant December 8, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. Col. Michael Lawson, the commander of 210th FA Bde., pinned Kusumoto and spoke of what a valuable an asset he is to the unit.

  • Soldiers from 1-15 spend the day with local students

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--A group of Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, spent the afternoon with students at Dongducheon Middle School in Dongducheon, South Korea, December 9, 2014. During the visit, both groups played educational card games and Soldiers spent time helping students learn new English words.

  • 6-37 and ROK counterparts meet and greet

    Dec 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, welcome the Republic of Korea Army 125th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, December 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit was a meet-and-greet session between staff members and their sections to increase interoperability between the battalions in the future.

  • Army plays Navy during annual flag football game on Camp Zama

    Dec 10, 2014

    Camp Zama's Army team defeated the Navy team from Naval Air Facility Atsugi 20-0, during the annual Army vs. Navy flag football game held Dec. 6, 2014, at Rambler Field on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Top USAREUR, IMCOM Europe leaders visit USAG Ansbach

    Dec 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Europe commander joined Installation Management Command Europe's acting region director for a Dec. 9 visit to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach to meet with Soldiers and senior leadership and to tour garrison facilities.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC "Gives for Good"

    Dec 10, 2014

    More than halfway through the 2014 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign, federal government employees continue to generously donate to CFC charities to make a lasting difference in people's lives in the Quad City Area and beyond.

  • AMC commanding general: "Great work by people here"

    Dec 10, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa.-- Gen. Dennis Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior officer, paid his third visit to what he called "one of the crown jewels" of the Army on Dec. 2.

  • CVC addresses community concerns

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Community Voice Committee, or CVC, discussed APG quality of life issues during its first meeting of the fiscal year, Nov. 13.

  • APG remembers "Why We Serve"

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 750 Soldiers and DOD civilians reaffirmed their respective oaths of service to the nation during the "Why We Serve" program at the Myer Auditorium Nov. 25.

  • Chaplain assistant fulfills desire to serve

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Carlos Vazquez has always known that in one capacity or another, he would spend his life serving others.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • Severe storm moves toward Monterey

    Dec 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., -- Ahead of what many weather experts are saying may be the worst storm to hit the Monterey Bay area in the last five years, the Presidio of Monterey is taking preventive measures to help ensure the safety of community members and to control flooding and runoff on the installation.

  • Darling Dinkelsbuehl -- Untouched by time

    Dec 9, 2014

    Virtually unchanged since the 1600s, Dinkelsbuehl is a must see.

  • Cops are cracking down on drunk driving during the holidays

    Dec 9, 2014

    During the holiday season, ASAP urges USAG Bavaria to 'drive sober or get pulled over.'

  • MEDDAC chaplain assistant provides extra care in hospital

    Dec 9, 2014

    Within the walls of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, thousands of Fort Campbell Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civilians have come and gone -- receiving every type of diagnostic and preventative care one could imagine. On Zero Floor, there is a different type of care being administered, and it all starts within the small, inviting hospital chapel.

  • Army civilians raise money, finish NYC Marathon

    Dec 9, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- For the average person, completing a marathon is a testament to their physical fitness, stamina and mental toughness. But for two depot employees, completing this year's New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 meant so much more.

  • Under Secretary of the Army recognizes importance of AMC, Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2014

    In his first visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson called the U.S. Army Materiel Command a "jewel" for the country and stressed the important role the installation plays in national defense.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Soldiers get in the Holiday spirit at tree decorating contest

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea--Soldiers and their Families gathered at the Warriors Club on Camp Casey, South Korea, December 5, 2014, for a tree decorating contest. Units brought ornaments that could contend not only for their originality but also for the homage they pay to their mottos and mascots.

  • NEC scores well in annual security review, highest scores in continental U.S.

    Dec 8, 2014

    The recent data security breaches involving such companies as Home Depot and Target, as well as the WikiLeaks site that aims to post sensitive government information are examples that highlight the difficulty in maintaining sound information security.

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • Fort Irwin enjoys a not-so-random act of kindness from Los Angelenos

    Dec 7, 2014

    Looking to start another great tradition at Fort Irwin, Bridget Blehm, a Yorba Linda resident and founder of For Families of Active Military, recruited a platoon of volunteers from the greater Los Angeles area to come to Fort Irwin to help decorate the post's Towne Center for Christmas.

  • How to get a 25-foot Christmas tree to stand proud

    Dec 7, 2014

    While most people were preparing for Thanksgiving, four workers from Fort Irwin's FMWR and High Desert Support Services had their sights elsewhere. On the morning of Nov. 22, they took delivery of a 25-foot white pine and focused their attention on how to stand up the post's showcase Christmas tree at Towne Center plaza on Langford Lake Road. The following Monday and Tuesday, the second phase began for the tree's transformation. For this, Gold Star Father Rick Creed came from Rancho Cucamonga to take charge.

  • U.S. Army announces 'Notice of Intent' to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Army announces intent to award another solar project on Redstone Arsenal

  • American Soldiers earn German marksmanship awards

    Dec 5, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers stationed at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria - Garmisch Community were awarded the German Armed Forces Badges for Weapons Proficiency or "Sch├╝tzenschnur" during a ceremony Dec. 3, at the Marshall Center here.

  • Pregnancy PT provides fitness for expecting Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Pregnant and postpartum Soldiers now have a PT group tailored specifically to their needs in USAG Bavaria.

  • MPs strive to hit the roads safely this holiday season

    Dec 5, 2014

    Safety is paramount as Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall service members, families and others take to the highways to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather verbal community-unique considerations during community listening sessions being conducted at 30 communities across the Army. Fort Huachuca is one of them.

  • Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The next-generation radios are fundamentally different than past military radios. These radios use software to control many of their functions and behave more like a wireless data network. By using the Wideband Networking Waveform and the Soldier Radio Waveform, the MNVR system transmits information, including data, voice, images and video across complex terrain.

  • Career Skills Program affords ETSing Soldiers employment potential

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's Soldier Life Cycle is the last portion of the VOW Act to be implemented. Beginning in fiscal year 15, the Soldier Life Cycle (Start Strong-Serve Strong-Remain Strong-Reintegrate Strong) begins.

  • LTG William Yarborough, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, December 1966-July 1968

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - William Yarborough was born in 1912 in Seattle, Washington, the son of Army colonel and intelligence officer Leroy W. Yarborough and his wife Addessia. He graduated from West Point in 1936, and went on to serve 35 years in the US Army. Much is known about Yarborough's influence on airborne operations and Special Forces, but the "Father of the Green Berets" also had a significant role in military intelligence during a very contentious time in American history.

  • Fort Huachuca Holiday Giving Tree is wrapping up

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Each year since 1988, the Chaplain's Office Outreach Ministries Program personnel, organize the event by collecting gift donations and distributing them to Service member Families, so they too can celebrate the holidays.

  • Prevent weight gain during holiday season

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Many Americans overeat on Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday season. After that, the holiday decorations go up and offices that do not usually have snack foods around burst with holiday cookies and other treats.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken holds Thanksgiving/winter feast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Outreach-KONTAKT Franken, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's German-American friendship club, celebrated Thanksgiving and the winter holidays with a turkey dinner and potluck Dec. 2 at their normal meeting place.

  • Holiday House provides gifts for military Families

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Operation Homefront program "Holiday House" is in full swing this giving season as they prepare to help Fort Campbell Families celebrate the holidays. This program provides help to military service members E-6 and below and their Families by providing toys to those in need.

  • National Training Center supporter has a blast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25. Fifteen-year-old honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Wolf and his family received a warm welcome and spent the day learning about the EOD mission. The 759th EOD responds to calls when ordnance has been discovered. Soldiers evaluate dangerous situations and take a course of action to make areas safe for Soldiers and civilians.

  • Soldiers emphasize to Students the importance of science that goes into modernizing the Army

    Dec 5, 2014

    Science, technology and education converged for the students of Coronado High School when they visited the Integration Motor Pool, also known as the IMP at Fort Bliss, Texas on Nov. 18. The field trip gave students a firsthand look at practical scientific applications and some of the technology innovations that are being realized in their own backyard.

  • Winter driving safety guide: Preparation, protection, prevention key

    Dec 5, 2014

    Although the South isn't known for snowy storms and icy roads, Mother Nature can sometimes throw a curve ball and bring winter's frosty bite down to southern Alabama.

  • Holidays no time to give vigilance a day off

    Dec 5, 2014

    As people's thoughts turn to shopping for the perfect gifts, spending time with family, and enjoying friends, good cheer and festivities, post officials remind Soldiers and families not to give vigilance any time off for the holidays.

  • Tips help people navigate online shopping threats

    Dec 5, 2014

    While those who braved the crowds of Black Friday probably took steps to ensure their physical safety and avoid being trampled by mobs for a special deal, those who go online to find deals in the digital world are advised to look just as carefully at their online safety, according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Tree lighting sets off string of holiday events

    Dec 5, 2014

    As Christmas officially kicks off on post with the tree lighting ceremony this evening, Fort Rucker has no shortage of ways to get people in the holiday spirit.

  • Turkey burn: Fitness marathon deliver 4 hours of fat-burning excitement

    Dec 5, 2014

    After enjoying all the turkey, stuffing, yams, pies and other holiday fixings, Fort Rucker's physical fitness centers offered people a way to shed the guilt, and the pounds, and get back into the swing of working out with this year's Turkey Burn Dec. 1.

  • CID digs deep, sharpens forensic skills

    Dec 5, 2014

    A team of 11 special agents and investigators from the drug suppression unit of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, Fort Gordon, got in the weeds -- literally -- as part of a yearly team-building exercise at a remote location in Richmond County, Nov. 21.

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