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  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Hawaii's consumer protection laws protect buyers of used cars

    May 8, 2015

    Thinking about buying a new car in Hawaii?

  • Comments sought on proposed power plant

    May 8, 2015

    The Army invites the public to provide input on the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of a 50-megawatt multi-fuel bio-fuel capable power generation plant, here.

  • Expedited transfers have 72 hours toward action

    May 8, 2015

    Often, victims of sexual assault find returning to their work areas a challenge after reporting a sexual assault, particularly when the alleged offender is in the same unit or has regular contact with the victim's unit.

  • Runners vie for chance to represent post

    May 8, 2015

    Thirty-one runners came out Saturday to try to qualify for Fort Campbell's Army Ten-Miler team. The top 25 were selected to train together at least three hours a week starting in June. Closer to October, the top four women and the top 12 men will be selected to form the two teams representing Fort Campbell -- eight for the all-male team and eight for the mixed male and female.

  • DACOWITS conducts focus groups on post

    May 8, 2015

    Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services members visited Fort Campbell, Tuesday through today, to conduct focus groups examining issues female Soldiers face.

  • SRT safeguards Fort Campbell with skill, training

    May 8, 2015

    Fort Campbell's Special Reaction Team trains daily. The SRTs mission is specialized policing, which includes hostage rescue, antiterrorism, high-risk warrant service and anything that falls outside the capabilities of regular patrols. As a multi-functional unit, the SRT also partners with the traffic section to patrol the installation's roadways. They perform counter sniper operations, provide roving patrols in the back 40 and act as undercover police for all special events held on the installation.

  • Firefighters build relationships through joint ARFF training

    May 8, 2015

    Fort Campbell's fire and emergency services conducted Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting training at Campbell Army Airfield with firefighters from the Clarksville and Hopkinsville Fire Departments Monday through Wednesday.

  • CSM Salinas is NTC's Interim Command Sergeant Major as CSM Travers is reassigned to ARCIC

    May 8, 2015

    In a ceremony on Fort Irwin on April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen J. Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center's senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sergeant Major Noe R. Salinas. Salinas will serve as NTC's Interim Command Sergeant Major, until the Department of the Army assigns a permanent replacement for Travers.

  • Marines react to Marine Corps War Memorial restoration

    May 8, 2015

    After nearly 60 years serving as a major destination for tourists and service members, the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial will receive a multi-million dollar restoration, and some World War II Marines who landed on Iwo Jima reacted to the news that over $5 million will aid in the project.

  • Army leadership says 'no' to sexual assault in new PSA

    May 8, 2015

    United States Army senior leaders gathered on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall May 4 to shoot a public service announcement promoting a new initiative that will attack sexual assault and harassment in the force from the ground up.

  • Final miles of remembrance run held on JBM-HH, ANC

    May 8, 2015

    Escorted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall police department cruisers, a dozen Virginia Run for the Fallen runners completed the final legs of a four-day, 240-mile run by taking the last paces of the event through JBM-HH and Arlington National Cemetery May 3.

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated during an Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface -- a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • Archbishop at USAG Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon

    May 8, 2015

    More than 100 Soldiers and Family members gathered to hear the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, speak at the 2015 U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon Wednesday.

  • Wiesbaden volunteers give more than 78,000 hours

    May 8, 2015

    Behold, the power of the volunteer: From April 2014 to March 2015, Wiesbaden volunteers gave 78, 328.1 hours to the garrison. Based on the average hourly earnings of all production and non-supervisory employees as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the current hourly rate of $23.07, over the past year, they have saved U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden $1,807,029.20. They were honored with a luncheon at the Community Activity Center April 24, with top volunteers recognized with prizes and plaques.

  • Soldier's journey from child abuse victim to child welfare advocate

    May 8, 2015

    Sgt. Jamaal Cromer, nursing noncommissioned officer at Katterbach Army Health Clinic, survived child abuse and now advocates for child welfare.

  • Runners, walkers rock and reel to Fort Myer FMWR's latest race

    May 7, 2015

    Poodle skirts and leather jackets were back in style the morning of May 1 when Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted its first-ever Rockin' & Reelin' Sock Hop 5K and 1-Mile Walk.

  • Patient-centered care in NCR top priority

    May 7, 2015

    Medical professionals gathered at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 28 to discuss quality and patient-centered care during the National Capital Region Quality Conference: Perfecting Patient Care.

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

    This summer Fort Hunter Liggett will begin the design phase of a $22 million Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP) project that, when complete, will get the California installation to Net Zero energy use.

  • Enterprise celebrates military children

    May 7, 2015

    It's no secret that Fort Rucker appreciates its surrounding communities throughout the Wiregrass, so it's no surprise when the surrounding communities show their support for the military and their families.

  • Cool water, free fun kick off summer at Lake Fest

    May 7, 2015

    It's beginning to feel a lot like summer, but cool water and free fun are just around the corner.

  • Fort Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 7, 2015

    The Fort Knox energy team demonstrated, during a Energy Security Project ribbon-cutting ceremony, May 6, the installation's capability to operate independently of external power sources using natural gas from beneath the post's surface - a first for a U.S. military installation.

  • Special Olympics 2015: South Carolina's mightiest heroes converge on Fort Jackson

    May 7, 2015

  • The military spouse's prereq: Carpools 101

    May 7, 2015

    When Cris Hernandez shakes the president's hand and grasps her accounting diploma during commencement at the University of South Carolina on Friday, a number of people will share in her success. First in line will be her husband, Col. Bryan Hernandez, commander of the 165th Infantry Brigade.

  • Spouse-a-Palooza pampers those who support Soldiers

    May 7, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- They came for the chocolate fountain, or at least Stephanie Legue did. She was one of the 565 people who attended the sixth annual spouses' appreciation night co-hosted by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Main Exchange. The event, named Spouse-a-Palooza, took place April 28 at the food court of the Main Exchange.

  • Fort Sill Spring Carnival draws thousands

    May 7, 2015

    More than 2,000 people enjoyed warm weather and cool breezes at the second annual Spring Carnival, May 2 at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • Fossils, fur, fun fuel fair

    May 7, 2015

    More than 300 students attended the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) EnviroFair, April 30, 2015, and learned about reducing, reusing and recycling.

  • Introducing: The Okie Bucket List

    May 7, 2015

    The Cannoneer's newest writer is looking for off-duty activities in Southwest Oklahoma.

  • Fort Sill NCOs vie for Drill Sergeant of Year

    May 7, 2015

    Five Fort Sill drill sergeants competed to be the post's Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Repetition is key for NCOER trainers

    May 7, 2015

    It took two tries for some of them, but all 408 Soldiers training to become experts on the new NCO evaluation system have passed a rigorous test on the document. This week, they're running another gantlet -- demonstrating their ability to train their fellow trainers in 45-minute sessions, so all become eminently familiar with the new NCOER through constant repetition.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Army spouse keeps family life in balance

    May 7, 2015

    April Matlock, an Army spouse, paints the deck on her Edgar Springs, Mo., home, with the help of her son, Dalton, 13. Taking care of household repairs is one of the many additional responsibilities she has to handle when her husband is deployed. Friday is Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's 3rd Chem. Bde. retests Soldier skills

    May 7, 2015

    In a fast-paced training environment, it isn't easy for Soldiers to find time to review their own competency in the basic skills that they train to others. However, members of the 3rd Chemical Brigade recognized that they cannot afford to do anything but to train as they fight.

  • Breaking bad: Soldiers share stories of redemption

    May 7, 2015

    This is the first in a series about individuals who participated in the Army Substance Abuse Program and broke their addiction.

  • Fort Leonard Wood SHARP summit calls leaders to action against sexual assault

    May 7, 2015

    Army leaders at every level are working to establish command climates of trust and accountability and are joining with Soldiers across the Army in a commitment to free the Army of sexual assault and harassment.

  • Airman brings home uncle

    May 7, 2015

    Tech. Sgt. Earl Norwood has bought a new set of dress blues to escort home the remains of a great-uncle who died during the Korean Conflict. Officials only recently identified the remains of Marine 1st Lt. Raymond Ball, killed in battle in November 1950. Norwood never knew his great-uncle -- he wasn't even a gleam in his parents' eyes in 1950 -- but eight years ago, he began the odyssey that would lead him to pick up Ball's remains in Hawaii this May.

  • The wall that heals

    May 7, 2015

    Fort Jackson will unveil a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall next week, as part of the Defense Department's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Moving Wall is one of several smaller models of the monument that travel around the country, allowing viewers to see and to make rubbings of their lost Soldiers' names without visiting the nation's capital.

  • Conference looks at Fires future

    May 7, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Guests from around the world swarmed Snow Hall May 4-6 for the Fires Conference to sample the latest industry technology and discover how the Fires force is evolving.

  • WBAMC surgeon wins international Top Gun competition

    May 7, 2015

    Dr. (Capt.) Gregory Pierce, a fourth year surgical resident at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, took first in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills competition at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons conference held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, April 15-18.

  • KHS students celebrate Law Day with mock trial

    May 7, 2015

    The verdict is in; Casey Jones is a free man. The soft-spoken custodian from Loganville, Illinois, was charged with two counts of home invasion and aggravated battery following a May 2014 incident at the home of Kelly Morgan, Jones' ex-girlfriend.

  • 4-31 Infantry platoon leaders prepare for deployment

    May 7, 2015

    With deployment just around the corner for 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, the battalion commander and company commanders took time to give the lieutenants in their ranks special attention during a three-day training event called Platoon Leader Challenge.

  • Chosin Battalion posthumously awards Soldier for valor

    May 7, 2015

    One year after veterans lined the road and saluted as the hearse carrying Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II entered Krumville Cemetery in Accord, his Family returned to Fort Drum to attend a ceremony April 30, in which leaders of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), and members of Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3112 presented Farrell's wife, Allison, and mother, Heather Stokes, with a Bronze Star Medal with "V" device on Farrell's behalf.

  • Quartermasters honor fallen Soldier at site dedicated to his memory

    May 7, 2015

    Five Gold Star Family members - including the parents of fallen warrior Spc. Trevor Win'E - were among the guests of honor at a May 1 Quartermaster School Petroleum and Water Department Moment of Remembrance Ceremony here.

  • Top quartermaster enlisted spot goes to CSM with 'impeccable resume'

    May 7, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy J. Sellers became the 12th Regimental CSM of the Army Quartermaster Corps during an April 30 assumption of responsibility ceremony here in the Lee Club main ballroom.

  • Unattended kitchen fires can overcook home, belongings

    May 7, 2015

    Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Residents should never underestimate the speed and power of fire. A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes.

  • Fort Campbell Veterans in Piping program graduates first class

    Apr 28, 2015

    Lieutenant Gen. David D. Halverson, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, was the keynote speaker Friday at a special graduation ceremony at Wilson Theater. The inaugural commencement recognized the accomplishments of 17 transitioning Soldiers who participated in an 18-week condensed training program called Veterans in Piping.

  • Fort Leonard Wood photojournalist selected as DoD Civilian Journalist of the Year

    Apr 27, 2015

    A Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs photojournalist hardly had time to bask in the glow of winning the top Army journalist of the year award, before the spotlight shined even brighter.

  • IMCOM commander mentors transitioning Soldiers

    Apr 24, 2015

    The commander of Installation Management command arrived Friday at Fort Campbell with a clear mission--share his vision for providing the best care for Soldiers and their Families, and to see how that is being accomplished at home of the Screaming Eagles. The visit coincided with a major milestone for Fort Campbell's Soldier for Life--Transition Assistance Program's inaugural Veterans in Piping graduation ceremony.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • Soldier gives Mustang new lease on life

    Apr 20, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- For more than five years a piece of American history sat alone in a garage, filthy and all but forgotten. In 2010, while on rest and recuperation from a deployment to Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Cesar Delgado, former training instructor at the depot's U.S. Army High Tech Regional Training Site, noticed the sleeping beauty and immediately set his sights on bringing back its luster.

  • "Mustangs" win Philip A. Connelly Award

    Apr 20, 2015

    2nd Brigade Support Battalion "Mustangs" assigned to2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division participated in this year's Philip A. Connelly Field Competition for food service, 14 April.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, youth has been named U.S. Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance for U.S. military troops, wounded Service members and their Families.

  • Vietnam-era events featured in today's Soldier Show inspired changes to notification process in '65

    Apr 20, 2015

    The film "We Were Soldiers" not only inspired the script of the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show "We Serve," it also documented a change in the way survivors of fallen Soldiers were notified of the loss of their loved ones.

  • Glued apples

    Apr 19, 2015

    Walk upon a group of strangers and ask them what brought them together and they'll all point to one person. The glue, the one they look up to when they're down, because she's up cheering.

  • Fort Bliss families walk against child abuse

    Apr 19, 2015

    "One-two-three kids are cool, one-two-three kids are cool," chanted Col. Michael J. Hester, Fort Bliss garrison commander and more than 100 kids and their families to kick off the 11th Annual Military Child, Child Abuse, Sexual Assault two-mile awareness walk and family day, at Biggs Park on Fort Bliss, Texas, April 11, 2015.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Memories surfaced in retired Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan's speech as he recalled his friend, Brig. Gen. Richard Dirgins, during an April 17 ceremony at Daenner Kaserne. The 7th Civil Support Command's headquarters building was named for Dirgins. He passed away in 1995, just six months after leaving command of the unit's predecessor, the 7th Army Reserve Command. "Our purpose here today is to rededicate this building in honor of Richard Dirgins, my classmate, my friend and a great American Soldier, a patriot," said Sullivan, who was a college classmate of Dirgins at Norwich University in Vermont. "I have such fond memories of him." Senior U.S. and German leaders watched as a plaque and a portrait of Dirgins were unveiled. A new sign outside the building bears Dirgins' name. Dirgins widow, Christa, also attended the ceremony.

  • El Paso Chihuahuas opening night

    Apr 19, 2015

    Photos from the El Paso Chihuahuas opening night, at El Paso, Texas, April 9, 2015. More than fifty Soldiers from across Fort Bliss, Texas supported the opening day for the El Paso Chihuahuas, a AAA baseball affiliate for the Sand Diego Padres. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. Marcus Fichtl, 24th Press Camp)

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • April 25 open house to showcase base housing availability

    Apr 17, 2015

    Military retirees, members of the Guard and Reserve, and Department of Defense employees now have an opportunity live on post.

  • Garrison dedicates enlarged FMWR Pet Kennels

    Apr 17, 2015

    Pulling up to the gate of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Pet Kennel on Halawa Valley Street, here, you will park your car and open the door to the delightful cadence of canines at play.

  • Volunteer service gets recognized with inaugural 'Na Koa Award'

    Apr 17, 2015

    A dozen exemplary volunteers were awarded the inaugural U.S. Army-Hawaii Na Koa Award at the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, April 14, at the Nehelani.

  • Ceremony honors 'hands that serve, hearts that care'

    Apr 17, 2015

    Connecting, making a difference in the community, helping -- there are many reasons for volunteering.

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

    U.S. Army-Hawaii's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) is in full swing following a proclamation signing, earlier this month, at the USARHAW SHARP Resource Center engaging Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members alike with SHARP events throughout Hawaii, both on and off the installation.

  • Innovative technology destroys old munitions

    Apr 17, 2015

    Army officials have brought a state-of-the-art system, here, to destroy several historic munitions, beginning in late April.

  • USARHAW celebrates strength of National Volunteer Week

    Apr 17, 2015

    Hundreds of organizations within the U.S. Army-Hawaii community rely on the service of volunteers.

  • PT in the Park makes morning of make believe

    Apr 17, 2015

    Walt Disney once said that "you can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality."

  • Effective problem solving helps us develop mental agility

    Apr 17, 2015

    Have you ever solved a problem, only to have to solve it again next week or next month?

  • Believing, assisting sexual assault victims is important

    Apr 17, 2015

    The types of questions, above, among many others, have routinely plagued sexual assault victims after they have found the courage to come forward and confide to someone they trust about the crime committed against them.

  • Academy emphasizing SHARP in today's Army

    Apr 17, 2015

    To promote April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, students attending the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Academy's Baseline Certification Course at Fort Leavenworth handed out fliers and educated patrons on the importance of preventing sexual violence April 10 at the Post Exchange and Commissary.

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry's foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, "bourbon" wasn't really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq and therapy for PTSD changed all that.

  • Use caution with social networking

    Apr 17, 2015

    A hit list of 100 U.S. military personnel, allegedly created by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham terrorist organization, was published last month by an ISIS-support group calling themselves the "Islamic State Hacking Division." The list included names, photos and addresses of service members the organization claims was hacked from military servers, databases and social media. The Fort Campbell installation antiterrorism office warns residents of social media risks.

  • Forestry, food program cultivate partnership

    Apr 17, 2015

    As John Paul Hart opened the door to a walk-in cooler he revealed thousands of saplings that will be used at Fort Campbell. Approximately 18,000 trees will be planted on post, while 3,000 will be given to schools and Arbor Day participants April 24. The installation forestry technician may have been in a bind if not for the help of Roman Singleton, Installation Food Program manager, because the tree saplings had to be in a refrigerated environment prior to planting.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Sill Soldiers exercise with 1st Armored Division

    Apr 17, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 18th Field Artillery recently participated in a large-scale exercise with more than 6,000 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

    A new rec center and gym in the GTA bring much-needed comfort to OAR Soldiers.

  • Children Learn What They Live

    Apr 16, 2015

    This public service announcement was produced by the Army Multimedia and Visual Information Directorate at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. This PSA, scripted and coordinated by JBM-HH Army Community Services' Family Advocacy Program staff, is meant to support the Month of the Military Child by raising awareness. This video features passages from "Children Learn What They Live," by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. (Official U.S. Army video)

  • Ceremony, reenactment at Appomattox mark 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender to Grant

    Apr 16, 2015

    Civil War, Appomattox, Confederate, Union, Soldier, General, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Army, Northern Virginia, 3d U.S. Infantry, The Old Guard, Pentagram, The last salute, Mort Kuntler, Ed Bearss, Kim Holien

  • Running with the blossoms: FMWR races again at Fort McNair

    Apr 16, 2015

    Throughout the United States, the season of spring brings a flurry of exercise, jogging and running. At Louisville's Churchill Downs, three-year-old thoroughbreds will run for the roses in the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday of May.

  • Families get fit at Cody CDC

    Apr 16, 2015

    Families from Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall ran, jumped and got physically active together April 11 during the second Family Fitness Fun Day.

  • Marines welcome new sergeant major

    Apr 16, 2015

    Headquarters & Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall bid farewell April 10 to one sergeant major and welcomed another during a relief and appointment ceremony held outside Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Power of attorney: Which one do I need?

    Apr 16, 2015

    After nearly a decade and a half of war, service members and their spouses are likely familiar with general powers of attorney. The most common type of power of attorney is a durable, general power of attorney. This document transfers nearly every legal right a person has to another individual. Durable means the document survives even if you are incapacitated for some reason (e.g. in a coma in a hospital). Even though a durable power of attorney is what is likely provided to a trusted person during a deployment, it might not be the best power of attorney for everyone who deploys.

  • Twin brothers reflect on time in Old Guard

    Apr 16, 2015

    When twin brothers Jason and Justin Gensler decided to join the Army in 2012, they had no idea they would eventually wind up working on the same casket team as part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Tunisian general takes part in JBM-HH and ANC ceremonies

    Apr 16, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Ismail Fathalli, Chief of Staff of the Tunisian Army, received the Legion of Merit Award and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during two April 13 morning ceremonies at the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Rader Clinic training hours to change: Weekly one-hour closures switch to one full day monthly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In a new initiative to better prepare healthcare professionals employed at the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic for every day patient care, the clinic is rearranging its training schedule starting June 3.

  • MIZZOU trains MEB's MPs

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- Soldiers with the 463rd Military Police Company received professional development training from the University of Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute, or LETI, March 16-18.

  • Hiring fair at Fort Leonard Wood part of Soldier For Life Transition Summit

    Apr 16, 2015

    A hiring fair, employment workshops and networking events are part of the Fort Leonard Wood Missouri Soldier for Life Transition Summit scheduled May 5 to 6. The summit is open to all service members.

  • Fort Sill Unit Ministry Teams ascend to reflect, boost trust

    Apr 16, 2015

    Fort Sill unit ministry teams gathered atop Mount Scott for a day of spiritual reflection and team-building exercises.

  • Fort Sill hosts Special Olympics, safety & health expo

    Apr 16, 2015

    Fort Sill hosted the Great Plains Area Regional Special Olympics April 10 at Prichard Field. The event coincided with the post's health expo and safety fair, part of the Healthy Base Initiative to promote fitness for the total Army family.

  • New Fort Sill Visitor Control Center running smoothly

    Apr 16, 2015

    In business for about six weeks, operations are moving smoothly at the new Fort Sill Visitor Control Center, according to the garrison commander.

  • Commentary - Grandparents raising grandchildren

    Apr 16, 2015

    My life changed dramatically in May 2011, after gaining full custody of my grandson.

  • Soldiers, family brought together by training

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Typically Army training takes a Soldier away from family, but that's not the case for the Moriartys.

  • Game of Drones: Sill Soldiers awarded at NTC

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- A noncommissioned officer from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery (Red Dragons) was recently recognized by the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Dignity, closure: POW's remains returned to Richmond family after more than 64 years

    Apr 16, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (April 16, 2015) -- Lindsey Calvin Lockett has spent virtually his entire life filling in blank spots about his father. Tidbits of information here and there helped him form a better image of who he was, but it was never quite complete.

  • A day in the life

    Apr 16, 2015

    Mothers clambered up rope ladders and rolled through mud pits as their husbands pushed babies in strollers. Soldier fathers coaxed their children to rappel down the Victory Wall. And, for several hours, the battalion commander answered to "honey" or "Dad." More than 250 spouses and children took part in the 165th Wayne Day on Saturday, in an outing designed to show -- as Staff Sgt. Hoan Nguyen put it to the group he led through the day's events -- "what Mom and Dad do every day" if they want to be fit and confident Soldiers in the United States Army.

  • Speeding poses danger at access control points

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Barriers at the Fort Leonard Wood access control points are meant to keep the bad guys out, but there is danger to all those driving more than the 25 mph posted speed limit.

  • Missouri teen with post connection honored by national organization

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- A military child with connections to Fort Leonard Wood will be recognized with a Military Child of the Year; Award from Operation Homefront today.

  • Un-bee-lievable skills

    Apr 16, 2015

    In the end, it was zucchini that made all the difference. "Zucchini" was the final word in last week's spelling bee at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School. Of the 18 students selected for the April 9 event, only two were left standing when the final word of the day was sounded.

  • BAE Systems delivers first upgraded Paladin

    Apr 16, 2015

    ELGIN, Okla. -- BAE Systems of Elgin, Okla., delivered the first low-rate initial production (LRIP) M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer April 9 bringing the Army one step closer to gaining a more lethal and responsive howitzer in its arsenal.

  • PAO journalist at Fort Leonard Wood is Army's top civilian journalist for 2014

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office's photojournalist Melissa Buckley is the U.S. Army's top civilian journalist for 2014.

  • Preventing assault: It's everyone's job

    Apr 16, 2015

    Malissa Welch and Jacqueline Andrews stand at the forefront of the battle against sexual assault on post. As a sexual assault response coordinator and victim advocate, respectively, the women have used the current Sexual Assault Awareness Month to broadcast the message of prevention to service members and civilians -- loud, clear and as often as possible.

  • Heroic action earns Soldier's Medal

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- When a Fort Leonard Wood Soldier saw a private struggle to get a live grenade over the wall, he grabbed the Soldier and used his body to shield the Soldier from the ensuing blast.

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