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  • AFMS combines sergeant major, general officer courses

    Jun 19, 2014

    For the first time, the Army Force Management School will combine portions of the "How the Army Runs" General Officer and Command Sergeants Major courses, for classes running June 9 to 13. "If you train them together, they learn together, so that when they go back to their jobs, they can operate together using that shared training," said Brian Eberle, AFMS, operations officer.

  • More questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 19, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center has highlighted achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood celebrated the U.S. Army's 239th birthday on Friday with an early morning run and a luncheon hosted by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Nutter Field House.

  • Fort Jackson officials discuss latest well tests

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Jackson officials held a public meeting Tuesday at the Weston Lake Community House to discuss the latest results of well testing as part of the Fort Jackson and McCrady Training Center's Operational Range Assessment Program, or ORAP.

  • Youth center group records, writes music

    Jun 19, 2014

    The music program at the Fort Jackson Youth Center encourages participants to write and record their own music.

  • 1-13th Avn. Regt. welcomes new command team

    Jun 19, 2014

    A centuries-old tradition was carried out on Howze Field in a change of command and responsibility ceremony for the Swift and Deadly unit June 13.

  • Fort Jackson athlete reaches for the Skyy

    Jun 19, 2014

    One of Fort Jackson's own was selected to represent South Carolina in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey, this week.

  • Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Friends, Family and coworkers showed up in droves June 13 to welcome the new commander of the Air Force 23rd Flying Training Squadron.

  • Author, expert, survivor shares experience with garrison workforce

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to improve its efficiency, whether it's the best way to train Aviators or use resources wisely, and the recent Garrison Planning Forum served as a valuable tool to help the installation improve its workforce.

  • Engineers celebrate 239th birthday

    Jun 19, 2014

    In observance of the 239th U.S. Army Engineer birthday, engineers at Fort Leonard Wood celebrated Monday with a regimental run and ended with a muster.

  • Army Emergency Relief raises more than $122,000

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker once again proved it knows how to give to those in need as the local 2014 Army Emergency Relief Campaign closed after raising more than $122,000.

  • Officials give community a voice through survey

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Community Health Promotion Council is giving the community a voice by hosting a needs assessment survey, and there is still time for people to submit their opinions.

  • Gunnery Branch hosts target demonstration

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Gunnery Branch recently updated its gunnery manual to include new requirements regarding maritime and overwater training.

  • USAARL hosts area youth in summer program

    Jun 19, 2014

    There are many ways for children to learn, whether it's in the classroom or at home, but the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory provides a platform for children to learn through interaction and hands-on experience.

  • Written in Stone: Museum places bricks to recognize contributions

    Jun 19, 2014

    Soldiers -- past, present and future -- who want to immortalize their contribution to Army Aviation, or others who'd simply like to see their names etched in stone at the U.S Army Aviation Museum, are invited to purchase commemorative bricks that are featured on a new walkway at the museum's entrance.

  • Leadership Missouri class 2014 tours Fort Leonard Wood

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Leadership Missouri Class of 2014 spent Friday learning more about the Army by touring Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Construction begins for Prime Power course

    Jun 19, 2014

    Construction crews are working on a new training area around the U.S. Army Prime Power School building -- the home of the new Power Line Distribution Course-U4.

  • NVG training returns to 58th Transportation Battalion

    Jun 19, 2014

    Company C, 58th Transportation Battalion, has reintroduced night vision goggles, or NVG, familiarization into their Field Training Exercises as part of 3rd Chemical Brigade's move to more expeditionary-based training.

  • From Benjamin Franklin to Watervliet, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well

    Jun 18, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Every day in America, a life is saved or made better by the men and women who, like the arsenal firefighters, give freely of their time and experience to make their communities better by being a volunteer firefighter.

  • Website offers new, improved classified ads section

    Jun 18, 2014

    A new and improved classified ads section is now up and running at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Official Homepage. The section is the newest addition to the ever-expanding Ansbach Connection, which is a user-driven information hub on the USAG Ansbach website that features blogs, a community calendar, town hall feedback and, soon, a new chat feature.

  • 'Can Do' soldiers give high school students taste of Army at West Point

    Jun 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, part of Task Force China are spending the summer at West Point to help mentor and train cadets.

  • Army celebrates birthday in grand fashion

    Jun 18, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Inside the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel the Army's 239 years of service and tradition were celebrated by attendees of the 229th Military Intelligence Army Birthday Ball June 7.

  • A long friendship comes to an end

    Jun 18, 2014

    Ongoing transformation does not only have an impact on the infrastructure of the host nation cities, but also affects long-lasting friendships between units of the U.S. Army and local organizations.

  • CASCOM hosts workshop for Training with Industry partners

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted 32 current and perspective civilian industry partners for a day-long workshop June 4. The purpose of the event was to discuss how the Training with Industry program could expand and improve for the Soldiers participating.

  • 3rd Infantry Division conducts Expert Field Medical Badge testing

    Jun 18, 2014

    Soldiers conducted Expert Field Medical Badge testing on Fort Stewart, Ga., June 9-12. EFMB testing consists of a written test, three combat testing lanes, a day and night land navigation course and a 12-mile foot march, all over a week's time, with many tasks and multiple sub-tasks falling into the testing lanes.

  • 42nd Fires Brigade stands down for SHARP training

    Jun 18, 2014

    As the sun broke the horizon, the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 42nd Fires Brigade were already in formation.

  • 'Desert Rogues' spearhead Army initiative, form partnership with Tennessee Guard

    Jun 18, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment "Desert Rogues," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is currently operating as the opposing force for the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee National Guard's, exportable combat training center decisive action training event, located in Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

  • Engineer students learn, redesign school's training site

    Jun 18, 2014

    Creating a new training site can be daunting, but Sgt. 1st Class Lance Widner and students enrolled in the Horizontal Engineering Specialty Reclassification Course at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., make the process seem easy.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers go Spartan for a day

    Jun 18, 2014

    HONGCHEON, South Korea -- A group of highly motivated Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, push themselves to the limit on a 5k obstacle course in Vivaldi Park, Hongcheon, South Korea, on June 15. The Spartan Sprint, designed on the mountains surrounding the resort, included 21 obstacles and several grueling treks to its peak before the finish line. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). To download these high-quality photos and other from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157644802765947/

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jun 18, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea --Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics. Although some consider Taekwondo just a sport, it is actually an art form that represents the spirit and culture of South Korea.

  • Thunder KATUSAs grow stronger through prayer luncheon

    Jun 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- People pray. Regardless of their religious backgrounds, when facing difficulties or having a hard time, they pray. Praying happens in many forms, but its purpose is to calm the mind and give people strength to continue. For Soldiers bravely serving their nation, this concept is especially relevant.

  • Army War College community welcomes new commandant

    Jun 17, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Rapp took command of the Army War College from outgoing Commandant Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, during a change-of-command ceremony presided over by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell, at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., June 13, 2014.

  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Philip Wilson honored with ARCOM

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Philip Wilson, a native of Prattville, Ala., the brigade net management technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is recognized for his achievements and receive the Army Commendation Medal June 13, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Wiesbaden retains IMCOM-E boxing title

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden boxers jabbed, pummeled and upper-cutted their way to repeat as the winning team at the Installation Management Command-Europe Boxing Championships June 7.

  • 'Healing Garden' provides nurturing environment to help recovering WTU Soldiers

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The healing process takes many forms. For some recovering Soldiers in Wiesbaden's Warrior Transition Unit that includes nurturing a "healing garden" chock-full of sprouting carrots, flowers and other plants and vegetables.

  • Combatives Tournament tests competitors' mental, physical toughness

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Soldiers got a chance to show off their proficiency in Modern Army Combatives during a tournament at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center May 30-31. Soldiers trained in modern combatives levels one through four used the two-day tournament to show application of the skills they've learned through instruction during the year in the Combat Sports Combatives Program and other combat sports activities and seminars.

  • Local credit union helps support D-Day veterans during 70th-anniversary commemoration

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - World War II veterans enjoyed a special steak dinner during the swirl of special events surrounding the 70th anniversary of D-Day in northern France, thanks to the efforts of Andrews Federal Credit Union staff and friends.

  • Wiesbaden Tax Center helps patrons save $4.4 million

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One-thousand-eight-hundred clients served, $4.4 million in tax refunds generated and $650,000 in filing fees saved. The numbers speak volumes about the dedicated team at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Tax Center, which celebrated the end of its seventh tax season serving the Wiesbaden military community at a ceremony held June 12.

  • AAFES tours aimed at discouraging shoplifting

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "How many of you know that there are cameras in the store?" That's one of the many things Hainerberg Elementary School students encountered during visits to Wiesbaden's Main Exchange last week. The special tours for the school's third-graders were aimed at making an impression on the young community members about the consequences of shoplifting before the start of summer vacation.

  • 'Send Your Vote Home' makes voting overseas a breeze

    Jun 17, 2014

    Fill out an absentee ballot application June 30-July 7 to cast a vote in your state

  • Take Sunday off, it's the law

    Jun 17, 2014

    German constitution protects residents' rights to relax and reflect each Sunday

  • JROTC challenge expands cadets' horizons

    Jun 17, 2014

    Nearly 100 Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets gathered from near and far -- in some cases, from as far away as 4,500 miles -- to participate in the annual Punahou JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) Camp, held at East Range, here, June 3-7.

  • Fourth of July Spectacular features new attractions

    Jun 17, 2014

    The Fourth of July Spectacular, here, at Weyand, Desiderio and Sills fields will feature new attractions this year, including the headline attraction, rock band Third Eye Blind.

  • 'Performance Triad' advances into Week #2

    Jun 17, 2014

    Medical Command's Performance Triad 26-week challenge now enters its second week.

  • IMCOM Atlantic Region director visits APG

    Jun 17, 2014

    (From left) APG Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin; IMCOM Atlantic Region Director Davis D. Tindoll Jr.; APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton; and IMCOM Atlantic Region Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Sharkey talk water at the Atkisson Dam in Edgewood during Tindoll's visit to APG June 4. Tindoll and Sharkey also addressed the Garrison workforce during a town hall at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center. Photo by Sean Kief

  • APG soldier highlighted in OEF film

    Jun 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldier is featured in a recently-released film containing 100 percent real and raw battlefield footage taken in the most violent part of Afghanistan. The film, "The Hornet's Nest," is the product of two journalists -- Mike and Carlos Boettcher, a father and son - who were embedded with 1-33 Cavalry, 3rd Brigade "Rakkasans" of the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) from Fort Campbell, Ky. The duo spent nearly two years in Afghanistan filming the activities of the 1-33rd Cavalry as well as the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade's 2-327Battalion and the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines.

  • For some at APG, every day is Father's Day

    Jun 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Gaining a career you aspired for is a special achievement. Having a father to share it with on the job can make it even more special. As a salute to Father's Day -- this Sunday, June 15 - here's a look at two father-daughter relationships that thrive happily on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • Organization delivers Girl Scout cookies to Soldiers

    Jun 17, 2014

    Fort Benning Soldiers received a truckload of sweets June 11, courtesy of Girl Scouts of America and the Hugs for Soldiers organization.

  • Honoring Sky Soldiers: 173rd Airborne Brigade unveils 13 names on monument

    Jun 17, 2014

    Soldiers, veterans and Family members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade came together with members of the Fort Benning community June 14 to honor 13 fallen Sky Soldiers.

  • Maneuver Center crowns best warriors

    Jun 17, 2014

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence recognized four of Fort Benning's best June 16, as the MCoE Platoon Sergeant of the Year, Drill Sergeant of the Year, Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year were all honored during an awards ceremony.

  • Wind turbine device could save thousands

    Jun 17, 2014

    A new technology could provide Fort Benning with thousands of dollars per year in energy savings, according to Directorate of Public Works officials.

  • Maj. Gen. Keenan accepts thank you from SAUSHEC

    Jun 17, 2014

  • 11th Engineers vital to combined arms support

    Jun 17, 2014

    From building roads and bridges to conducting rescue missions, the 11th Engineer Battalion is responsible for a variety of operations vital to the Army's overall mission, the unit's commander said.

  • Transition success starts with Army Career Alumni Program

    Jun 17, 2014

    Transitioning from the military can be both scary and confusing for military members and their Families. It was no different for my Family when we transitioned to civilian life in 2003.

  • Army Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, center, commanding general of the Southern Regional Medical Command

    Jun 17, 2014

  • MEDDAC-Japan welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 18 2014) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Japan welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Yano Field behind the Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • Guns Battalion gives and receives cultural experience

    Jun 17, 2014

    YANGJU, South Korea -- One of the most rewarding experiences a person can have is being able to help others. Sometimes, it can be something simple as talking to kids in your own language.

  • Bundeswehr partnership unit bids farewell in Herrieden

    Jun 16, 2014

    For 35 years the Bundeswehr units stationed in Ellwangen fostered a lively and active partnership with the city of Herrieden. The Ellwangen Kaserne is closing and the unit is deactivated effective end of June 2014 in the course of a restructuring of the Geman army.

  • Partnerschaftseinheit der Bundeswehr nimmt ihren Abschied in Herrieden

    Jun 16, 2014

    Ganze 35 Jahre lang unterhielten Bundeswehreinheiten aus Ellwangen und die Stadt Herrieden eine aktive und lebhafte Partnerschaft. Jetzt wird die Einheit im Zuge der Bundeswherreform zum Ende Juni 2014 endgültig aufgelöst.

  • In honor of the Army's 239th birthday -- meet Sgt. 1st Class Robert Wooldridge

    Jun 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 16, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class Robert Wooldridge is the project noncommissioned officer responsible for human factors engineering and MANPRINT support for infantry systems at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Fort Benning, Ga., Field Element.

  • Battalion units consolidate under 551st Signal Bn.

    Jun 16, 2014

    Battalion unit redesignation signifies another step in the direction of Fort Gordon's transformation to the United States Army Cyber Center of Excellence.

  • Army Birthday at Army War College celebrates 'ordinary people in extraordinary moments'

    Jun 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army War College and Carlisle Barracks celebrated the Friday at the Army Heritage and Education Center.

  • Military clothing store employees expedite Soldiers' direct exchange

    Jun 16, 2014

    The Exchange Military Clothing Sales Store has implemented a new process since they have experienced an influx of customers, primarily AIT Soldiers on Saturdays, which is their best opportunity to exchange.

  • SOS asking community to donate boots

    Jun 16, 2014

    It may sound strange to say that old basic training boots stuck in the back of the closet can help honor fallen service members. But that's exactly what Fort Campbell Army Community Service Survivor Outreach Services is planning to do. Fort Campbell is hosting a Hero and Remembrance Walk, Run or Roll, Nov. 1. While this date is a little less than five months away, SOS is already in heavy planning mode. The first-time event will cap off the organization's annual Gold Star Family Appreciation Week.

  • Soldiers use filmmaking to heal, share stories in workshop

    Jun 16, 2014

    Sergeant Michael Rodgers, Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion, lies unconscious in his bed at the Fort Campbell WTB barracks. His hand loosely grips a near-empty bottle of whiskey, and the bed is littered with empty prescription bottles. On his nightstand sits a solitary item -- a photograph of his Family. As he struggles for life, he unknowingly sweeps the empty pill bottles off of the bed and sends them rolling across the floor … "Cut!" shouts Sgt. Cory Followill, a medic with the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, from his station behind the video camera. As he checks the footage for continuity with Sgt. Christopher Bober, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Rodgers jumps up, empties the apple juice from the prop bottle and prepares to change into his ACUs for the next shoot. The three Soldiers have been spending the week learning the art of filmmaking in order to bring their story -- the tale of a Wounded Warrior attempting suicide -- to life. They are part of a group of Soldiers participating in the I Was There Film Workshop, a four-day creative therapeutic program for Soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress, developed by Benjamin Patton, grandson of famed World War II General George S. Patton Jr.

  • New IMCOM CG calls for deeds over words, introduces new mission, vision

    Jun 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, introduced IMCOM's new mission and vision and stressed the importance of trust and teamwork during his first town hall with IMCOM headquarters staff.

  • Improved service is rooted in customer feedback

    Jun 16, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (June 9, 2014) -- The Installation Management Command staff at every garrison, region, and the headquarters remains focused on customer service and providing the most efficient and effective services to all customers. However, we depend on those who use IMCOM services to inform our staff of ideas for improvement or to provide feedback on the services received. The best tool for this purpose is the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system.

  • More questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 16, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Jill M. Segraves, CSP, director, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Division, Transportation Security Administration, is the second intern profiled for this series.

  • All-Army sports program motivates 8th MP officer; results in volleyball gold

    Jun 16, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Being an athlete is an innate characteristic; once it's inside you, it never goes away. You always want to get out on that court, be on that field of competition," said 1st Lt. Ali Giraud, officer in charge S-1 shop, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • JED host 20th annual safety day event

    Jun 16, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 17, 2014) -- The Japanese Engineering District held their 20th annual "Safety Day" event on June 13, here.

  • First Army joins Quad Cities military salute

    Jun 14, 2014

    BETTENDORF, Iowa -- The importance of selfless service was stressed at the Quad Cities Military Salute Gala on Friday at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, served as featured speaker for the event, which was held in conjunction with the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

    Jun 13, 2014

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a look into the workings of a globalized world June 5, 2014, during the latest installment of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • IMCOM Europe region director visits Storck Barracks

    Jun 13, 2014

    Kathleen Y. Marin, Installation Management Command Europe region director, visited leaders, Soldiers, family members and civilians of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach at Storck Barracks, Germany, June 12, 2014.

  • Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As bystanders called for assistance, the cubs ran up a tree just off Christy Avenue and the mother bear ran up another tree about 100 feet away. When emergency responders and wildlife officials arrived, they blocked off the area and devised a plan to capture the bears.

  • Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort Huachuca was changed to "VERY HIGH" as of June 5.

  • Get into summer swim with safety in mind

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - It's enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity.

  • Wisconsin employers gain Army insight with Boss Lift event at Fort McCoy

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Wisconsin employers participated in Army familiarization activities June 4 during a Boss Lift event sponsored by the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) of the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Boss Lift is an event coordinated through the Department of Defense Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program. It offers employers an opportunity to visit military installations throughout the nation to observe National Guard and Reserve members involved in training exercises. Employers see, firsthand, the quality of training and leadership activities their uniformed employees receive as part of the Total Force. The itinerary for this event included a flight on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, a tour of the 32nd IBCT's Tactical Operations Center and a live-fire range, and a lunch with Soldiers.

  • Senior construction mechanics trained in RTS-Maintenance course at Fort McCoy

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's Regional Training Site (RTS)-Maintenance facility teaches a variety of courses to more than 700 Soldiers each year. One course -- the Senior Construction Equipment Repairer Course -- impacts motor pools across the Army. RTS-Maintenance is the only Reserve Component schoolhouse Armywide to teach this 28-day course to Guard and Reserve Soldiers. This also means the students who graduate set out to lead motor pools at their units and installations. Course capacity is set at 12 students and can also include active-duty Soldiers.

  • 93rd Signal deems Fort Rucker Network Enterprise Center best

    Jun 13, 2014

    When it comes to winning awards, Fort Rucker is no stranger to the feat, and the installation's Network Enterprise Center continues that commitment to excellence with its most recent win.

  • Latest SHARP training seeks to find middle ground

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Fort Rucker Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program has taken many avenues to educate Army workers and Soldiers and to raise awareness about sexual violence, but a new program sought to bridge the gap between troop generations.

  • Transitioning: Benefits to starting ACAP early

    Jun 13, 2014

    Congress has given the authority for transitioning Soldiers who have served a minimum of 180 days on active duty to begin using Army Career and Alumni Program services 18 months prior to their expiration term of service and two years prior to their retirement date.

  • Health smart: Commissary hosts Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker is always looking to help its citizens get in shape by promoting a healthy lifestyle, and the installation continued that effort with a festival to highlight healthy living choices Friday-Sunday.

  • Day in the Life: ATC Students keep eyes on the sky

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker's skies are filled with the familiar sound of rotor blades chopping through the air, but without air traffic controllers on the ground, those birds might be in for a rough ride.

  • National colors returned to 145th

    Jun 13, 2014

    After 42 years, a part of the unit's heritage was returned to 1-145th Aviation Regiment.

  • Children use all senses to learn life lessons at Vacation Bible School

    Jun 13, 2014

    Children of all ages on Fort Rucker got the chance to learn life lessons on a biblical scale at this year's Fort Rucker Vacation Bible School at the Spiritual Life Center.

  • Tryouts in full swing for running team

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Rucker has one of the top running teams in the country, placing second in its division last year in the Army 10-Miler, and the team is looking for recruits to fill out its ranks.

  • D-day veterans provide unique in-school history lesson on Normandy invasion

    Jun 13, 2014

    Nearly 25,500 days have passed since World War II's longest day, but 70 years to the H-hour of the Allied Force's Normandy invasion, men who participated in the landings at Omaha and Utah Beaches sat with middle school students and reflected about their aerial, amphibious or naval ordeals that June in 1944.

  • Fort A.P. Hill celebrates the Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - More than 150 Soldiers, Civilians and friends of Fort A.P. Hill participated in the post's Army Birthday celebration and 5-kilometer run June 13 at Wilcox Camp.

  • DPW: McNair Road still under repair

    Jun 13, 2014

    A segment of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's McNair Road, that has been closed since early May due to surface damage, is being repaired and could be opened in the near future.

  • OFF LIMITS AREA - Great Falls

    Jun 13, 2014

    Public reminded, servicemembers ordered: no water activities at Potomac's Great Falls.

  • Consumer law -- what to do after you have paid off your mortgage?

    Jun 13, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- (June 13, 2014) Congratulations! You have just paid off your home mortgage. All done, right? Well, sort of. There are at least five key steps to insuring your mortgage free future is a bright one. First, get a "Satisfaction of Mortgage Statement." This is proof that your lender paid off the balance of your loan with your last regular payment or your bulk payment. This is the key document to have in your possession and should be kept with all of your important personal papers like your will, posers of attorney, birth certificates, passports and the like.

  • Don't let student loan debt get you in trouble

    Jun 13, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In the last 30 years, the average tuition at a public four-year college has tripled. Accumulating too much student loan debt can present new college graduates with overwhelming monthly payments, subjecting them to a risk of default, poor credit, and other adverse financial consequences.

  • Salvation Army cheers troops with doughnuts

    Jun 13, 2014

    Members of the Salvation Army handed out free doughnuts to Fort Bliss troops at the Old Fort Bliss Replica June 6 as part of Doughnut Day.

  • Retired General and Sergeant Major of the Army visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Jun 12, 2014

    Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, officers and leadership of the 1st Signal Brigade and its 41st Signal Battalion held a leadership professional development event at the USAG Yongsan multi-purpose theater facility June 6.

  • Driving hope

    Jun 12, 2014

    Local Soldiers provide support for Latvian orphanage

  • History comes alive in Fort Carson D-Day remembrance event

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Carson's "D-Day Remembered" living history event, organized by the 4th Infantry Division Museum and Colorado Military Historical Group, included live re-enactors in World War II era U.S. and German army uniforms, firepower demonstrations, vehicle displays and German and American encampments, June 6, 2014.

  • Civilians rescue worker, receive top Army safety award

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Two Army Civilians were recognized for their quick thinking and heroic efforts that may have saved the life of a co-worker, during a special awards ceremony held Thursday at the Ammunition Surveillance building.

  • Briefing offers tips for newcomers

    Jun 12, 2014

    Post Newcomers Orientation takes place the first Wednesday of each month and includes presentations on topics such as employment readiness, Survivor Outreach Services, commissary hours and online information sources.

  • Mother, daughter receive Red Cross honors

    Jun 12, 2014

    Two Fort Jackson volunteers were recently recognized for their efforts by the American Red Cross.

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