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  • Air Assault School donates food, toys to community

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., is spreading holiday cheer this season by sponsoring both a canned food and toy drive to benefit the local community.

  • Post welcomes new garrison chaplain

    Dec 5, 2014

    Recently, Fort Campbell bid a fond farewell to its garrison chaplain. Following the retirement ceremony of Chap. (Col.) Jeffrey Houston, there was little time for reflection at Liberty Chapel. Work doesn't stop for those affiliated with the Army spiritual community, and the holiday season is always especially busy. There are holiday services to be planned, food baskets to fill for Operation: Helping Hand and stacks of festively-decorated, gift-filled shoeboxes ready to ship to less fortunate children around the world. And in the middle of it all stands Fort Campbell's newest garrison chaplain, Col. Terry Austin.

  • Chaplain assistants: Service to God, service to country

    Dec 5, 2014

    While the MOS is concise, it was enough to capture the interest of Sgt. 1st Class Meaghan Davis, Fort Campbell Garrison Chaplain Assistant, when she first joined the Army 12 years ago. The job seemed ideal -- a position in the Army which would allow her to combine her passion for ministry with her goal of becoming a Soldier. She soon learned that the generalized MOS covered only a small part of what her job would entail. As the rest of the picture came into focus, Davis realized she had found her calling -- and it is a road on which she plans to continue.

  • Chaplain assistant seeks 'low-density' religions, cares for all

    Dec 5, 2014

    Specialist David Shaffer, 101st Sustainment Brigade, joined the Army Reserves in Kansas City, Mo., in 2006. Originally he wanted to become a medic, but the closest unit was about 300 miles away. Of the options he was given, chaplain assistant seemed like it would be the next best thing.

  • Chaplain assistant brings mentoring mindset to drill sergeant role

    Dec 5, 2014

    Many Soldiers have a skewed vision of what Army chaplain assistants do. With chaplains not carrying weapons, some think their enlisted Soldier assistants are there just for protection. On the other side of the coin, some see chaplain assistants as what Staff Sgt. Keith Johnson Jr. calls "candy boys" -- passing out lollipops and happy thoughts to their fellow Soldiers.

  • Chaplain assistants: Called to serve, minister

    Dec 5, 2014

    From Infantryman, to tanker, to chaplain assistant. Not your typical military resume for a member of a brigade unit ministry team, but according to Staff Sgt. Howard Robison, his path was predestined.

  • Strength Club focuses on fitness, injury reduction

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Strength Club is an ongoing program for fitness enthusiasts interested in healthy, friendly competition. To be accepted into the club, participants must properly execute a squat, bench press, and dead lift under Steele's watch.

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

    Chapel duty a few weekends out of the year is just one of the responsibilities of installation chaplain assistants. The chaplain assistant, as a member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, is a Soldier that provides expertise in religious support and religious support operations, according to the Army. It's a job and mission that Fort Campbell's Memorial Chapel chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito embraces. In addition to completing administrative paperwork, helping with religious programming and being the 3rd BCT chaplain's right-hand man, Esposito said the joy of the job for him is "just helping Soldiers out."

  • Weight training program, competition to start January at Ansbach

    Dec 4, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program holds a weight training program and competition during the new year.

  • Interview: New Human Resources director shares experiences, values

    Dec 4, 2014

    Damon Wilford joined U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach recently as director of Human Resources and answered a few of our questions.

  • Thunder leaders take on the Warrior Crucible

    Dec 4, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Leaders from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Warrior Crucible, a team competition held December 2, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was designed to test Soldier's mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills. The Thunder Brigade won 2nd place out of four teams that competed, in a close match up between 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team who won first place.

  • U.S., German Soldiers team up with Strong Teams Cafe for Thanksgiving feast

    Dec 4, 2014

    Days before the first guests arrived at the Strong Teams Cafe for Thanksgiving, the men and women who put it all together were hard at work creating fanciful cakes, ice sculptures and other components for the traditional feast.

  • Rooftop rescue tests garrison firefighters' capabilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Balancing on a cold rooftop, Daniel Pommer, a U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz emergency medical technician, bandaged the leg of a construction worker as fellow firefighters doused a nearby blaze. Just minutes before, simulated explosions at a Kleber Kaserne construction site launched the garrison firefighters into an exercise to test their response to an on-post emergency.

  • 165th starts program for new cadre, drill sergeants

    Dec 4, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade has implemented a program designed to focus and clarify training standards for new cadre members.

  • Agency helps Soldiers understand travel card use for PCS move

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians must use their individually billed account government travel charge card, or GTCC, to pay for permanent-change-of-station expenses.

  • Fort Drum Cub Scouts send toys, goodies worldwide

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For most Americans, the holiday season is synonymous with food, family and fun. However, millions of people, including children, do not share these sentiments because their next meal is not guaranteed, their families have been destroyed by tragedies, and poverty has robbed them of any real joy.

  • Thanksgiving a family affair for basic training battalion

    Dec 4, 2014

    While most families enjoyed a few days off from work and ate home-cooked meals, several hundred families traveled to Fort Jackson to participate in the Basic Combat Training graduation ceremonies for 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment.

  • Slideshow: Soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving on Fort Jackson

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers in Basic Combat Training on Fort Jackson were treated to Thanksgiving feasts in their unit's dining facilities Nov. 26 and 27.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Patriot Missile Top Gun Course celebrates 10th year

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army sends its air missile defense tactical officers, mission planners, and trainers to the Air Defense Artillery School's Patriot Top Gun Course, which is in its 10th year, at Fort Sill.

  • Fort Sill celebrates Thanksgiving at its four dining facilities

    Dec 4, 2014

    Fort Sill's four dining facilities served formal Thanksgiving meals to the Lawton-Fort Sill community Nov. 27.

  • What makes chaplain assistants unique

    Dec 4, 2014

    We are celebrating 105 years since the Army officially introduced this unique Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). As the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Chaplain Assistant Sergeant Major, I am proud of all the chaplain assistants supporting our Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

  • New complex aids air defense artillery training

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery initiated their latest Standardized Patriot Engagement and Assessment of Reporting (SPEAR) Nov. 17 at Fort Sill at its new Mission Training Complex.

  • Sill Soldier gives kidney to sister

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Putting the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own is the Army's definition of selfless service. Soldiers are taught the ability to go a little further and endure a little longer to ensure mission success.

  • Christ Kindle Markt offers holiday gifts Dec. 6,7

    Dec 4, 2014

    The annual Fort Sill Christ Kindl Markt is Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Rinehart Fitness Center gym.

  • 214th Fires Brigade run honors fallen

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the resounding boom of a cannon, the Fourth Annual 214th Fires Brigade Fallen Soldier Memorial Run began with over 1,000 runners and walkers setting out to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

  • FLW 'rising star' hopes to shine on big stage

    Dec 4, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's 2014 Operation Rising Star winner is at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas preparing for finals that start Saturday

  • Basic Combat Training brothers-in-arms . . . and blood

    Dec 4, 2014

    For two Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers in training, the word brother has a stronger bond than the Army brotherhood.

  • 407th AFSBn-Hood receives award for community efforts, fiscal savings

    Dec 4, 2014

  • A Route 66 holiday: Community gathers to kick season off

    Dec 4, 2014

    This year, Fort Leonard Wood residents got into the holiday spirit by celebrating "Mother Road" style during a Route 66-themed Christmas Tree Lighting event Tuesday at Joint Services Park.

  • Army issues notice of intent to award for Redstone Arsenal solar project

    Dec 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the U.S. Army Garrison - Redstone Arsenal, issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation today for a solar facility on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt-hours/year of on-site renewable energy.

  • Celebrating a partnership: Landeskommando Hessen, Garrison Wiesbaden make it formal

    Dec 3, 2014

    German and American Soldiers packed Wiesbaden's Community Activity Center Nov. 25 to mark the establishment of a formal partnership between the Landeskommando Hessen and U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden.

  • Senior Army leaders touch and talk arsenal capability

    Dec 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Dec. 3, 2014) -- U.S. Army Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, as well as Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commanding general of TACOM LCMC, took an opportunity today to go beyond the traditional holiday greetings and personally talk to machinists about the great manufacturing work they are doing to support our troops.

  • "Fire Mission"

    Dec 3, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conduct platoon certifications training Dec. 3 on Schofield Barracks. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released) To download these high quality photos or others; please visit 2nd Brigade Combat Team Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127082072@N06/sets/72157649187937998/

  • Military basketball programs retain Soldier for life

    Dec 2, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Ronald Bartley credits military basketball for making him a Soldier for life. The U.S. Army's "Soldier for Life" campaign is designed to ensure that Soldiers start strong, serve strong and reintegrate strong so they remain "Army Strong" when they leave the Army or retire, and return to their communities.

  • Sometimes, standing down is a balancing act between mission and wellness

    Dec 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal gave its machines a rare rest recently, albeit for four hours, to accomplish some much needed maintenance. But what a strange sight it was during this maintenance stand down because in place of technical manuals and tool kits … needles, blood pressure measuring devices, fire extinguishers, and a sign up for smoking cessation classes were the tools of the day.

  • Marshall Center professors give presentations on transnational challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (Dec. 2, 2014) -- Professors James Wither and Steve Monaco, from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, gave presentations during the Regional Border Security Conference held Nov. 3 to 6 here

  • Army Field Support Battalion-Qatar takes PT to a new level

    Dec 2, 2014

  • 'Tell Me a Story' attracts young readers

    Dec 2, 2014

    More than 40 families gathered for "Tell Me A Story" on Nov. 16 at Hainerberg Elementary School to enjoy an afternoon devoted to the promotion of literacy through reading, discussions, and crafts.

  • Fort McCoy organizations collaborate to provide ammunition & explosive amnesty boxes

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Five ammunition and explosive (A&E) amnesty boxes now are located throughout the post to provide more options for personnel to turn in stolen, found, or forgotten ammunition. The amnesty boxes, an initiative by the Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office (ISO) will allow personnel to turn in any military A&E in their possession they legally are not allowed to have. The amnesty process gets the materials back into the proper supply channels. "We were finding ammunition and illegal amnesty boxes at different areas on post," said Don Vender, ISO safety specialist. "We needed to come up with a solution."

  • Chief shares history of Ho-Chunk Nation during Fort McCoy event

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- The people of the Ho-Chunk Nation have endured many hardships but remain strong. Their strength is exemplified by their resilience and their service in the United States armed forces, said Chief Clayton Winneshiek, Chief of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Winneshiek presented the history of his people and shared accounts of their military contributions during the Nov. 13 observance of National Native American Heritage Month at Fort McCoy. Winneshiek explained the Ho-Chunk, or Winnebago, didn't receive federal recognition and tribal sovereignty until 1963. This, however, did not deter tribe members from joining the U.S. military.

  • Fort McCoy honors veterans during prayer luncheon

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Honoring the contributions of military veterans was the focus of the Nov. 6 Veterans Day Prayer Luncheon at McCoy's Community Club. The luncheon was sponsored by the Fort McCoy Religious Support Office. Garrison Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ike Eweama provided the introductions and opening words for the luncheon ceremony. Retiree Services Officer Mitzi Hinton provided the recognition of veterans and thanked them. She also discussed services available at the installation for military retirees of all services. Most Reverend Jerome Listecki, Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee, guest speaker for the event, highlighted the history of Veterans Day and reflected on experiences of serving in the Army. "I had the privilege of serving as a chaplain in the United States Army Reserve for 23 years -- 19 years of which I did my (annual training) here at Fort McCoy," Listecki said.

  • Area 1 Commander's Cup

    Dec 2, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division attend the quarterly Area 1 Commander's Cup ceremony November 26, 2014 at Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. F 333rd Target Acquistion Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., won the first place for small sized unit bracket. B Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won second place for small size unit bracket while A Btry., 1st Bn., 38th FA Regt., won third place for small size unit bracket, and 579th Forward Support Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiement, 210th FA Bde., won third place for the large size unit brackets.

  • Katterbach health clinic nearly doubles Secure Messaging enrollment over 6 weeks

    Dec 1, 2014

    U.S. Army Health Clinic Katterbach took advantage of their latest Influenza vaccination campaign to enroll 12th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers in the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • Thanksgiving at the JSA

    Dec 1, 2014

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea -- Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Spano, the command team for 2nd Infantry Division, join Col. Michael Lawson and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the command team for the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Inf. Div., to serve Soldiers of the United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area hearty Thanksgiving meals November 27, 2014 on Camp Bonifas, South Korea.

  • Electro-mechanical work shop surpasses 10-year safety record

    Dec 1, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A branch here has set the ultimate safety benchmark after going 10 years accident-free.

  • 2014 Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division celebrate the National Native American Heritage Month, organized by 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., at Hovey Theater, on Camp Hovey, South Korea November 25, 2014. The guest of honor, Col. (Ret.) William Michael Alexander, the 2nd Infantry Division's Museum Director and historian, was present to talk about the dedicated services of Native Americans in the U.S. Army.

  • Operation Celebration: Students support deployed Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2014

    Fort Rucker Primary School isn't just a place children go to learn math, science, reading and writing, it's also where children go to learn one of the most important life lessons of all -- giving.

  • Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

    Nov 28, 2014

    In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine.

  • Fort Rucker tree lighting to kick off holiday season

    Nov 28, 2014

    The annual Fort Rucker Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at Howze Field Dec. 4 from 4:45-6 p.m.

  • Job search success: Little things make a big difference

    Nov 28, 2014

    The success of a resume is measured by getting an interview. The success of an interview is measured by receiving a job offer. But, in either case, whether the resume gets you in for an interview or whether going through an interview gets you a job offer often depends on the little things.

  • FRES students graduate DARE program

    Nov 28, 2014

    Making choices in life is something everyone is faced with, and officials at Fort Rucker Elementary School want to help make sure students are prepared to make the right ones when it comes to drugs and alcohol.

  • Education fair provides education, opportunities for Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2014

    As part of American Education Week, many Fort Rucker organizations and academic institution representatives held an Education Fair Nov. 19 for Soldiers, family members and the community at the Soldier Service Center.

  • HollyDay Bazaar: Spouse club raises money for community with event

    Nov 28, 2014

    The holiday season is in full swing, complete with Santa making his rounds at malls and venues across the country, and Old Saint Nick didn't miss his opportunity to make an appearance at one of Fort Rucker's foremost holiday events.

  • Mile after mile: Fitness centers offer motivational program

    Nov 28, 2014

    Fort Rucker is home to many avid walkers and runners, and the Fort Rucker fitness centers host a program to keep people motivated when setting out on their leisurely strolls.

  • Humphreys spouse advances to Operation Rising Star final six

    Nov 27, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- For the second time in five years, a family member from here has been selected to compete for the grand prize at Operation Rising Star. Jackie Gollihar, the wife of Warrant Officer Steven Gollihar, assigned to Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, won the local competition Oct. 22, in the Community Activity Center. Her first place finish here and the online voting earned her a shot at the finals. The Gollihar's, along with son Derrick, arrived here in September and Jackie said finding about the competition was a welcomed surprise. This is their second assignment to Camp Humphreys.

  • SMA Chandler visits Camp Zama, discusses Army Profession

    Nov 26, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 24-25, 2014, as part of a tour of Japan and Korea.

  • The Thunder Brigade Soldiers Give Back the Community

    Nov 26, 2014

    Dongducheon, South Korea--Soldiers of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade opened their hearts to their host city of Dongducheon last week during two charity events aimed at helping impoverished citizens. The first event was the Gyeonggi Province Charcoal Distribution, during which, Thunder Brigade Soldiers helped to deliver 5,000 blocks of charcoal or "yeontan" to under privileged families in the city. Yeontan is a traditional fuel source, but is still used in some homes in Korea as the main source of fuel for cooking and heating.

  • Updated policy details off-post uniform wear

    Nov 26, 2014

    An updated U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Operations Order was published this month detailing off post uniform wear for military personnel in the Vicenza and Darby Communities

  • Ansbach Junior ROTC salutes veterans during school ceremony

    Nov 26, 2014

    Ansbach High School Junior ROTC, 9th Battalion, gave a special salute to military veterans Nov. 6.

  • Ordinary women, extraordinary music : Fort Drum women find their voice in barbershop chorus

    Nov 26, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Blend is a musical term that refers to the mixing together of two or more parts to create a harmonious effect. Although each group member's voice is unique and different, in a chorus it is important to ensure that no one voice part overshadows another. Each voice is a valuable component of the overall sound, and through practice, each separate part comes together to form a rich, beautiful song.

  • New 'breed' of Army dog handlers

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army's Military Police Corps newest military occupational specialty are making history on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • 'Tis not the season to be stressed

    Nov 26, 2014

    The holiday season should be about making wonderful memories, not about making perfect ones, but too often we strive for perfection and ultimately get disappointed when things don't meet our expectations.

  • Students become leaders as they vie to bring an MJROTC program into their school

    Nov 26, 2014

    Director, Capability Package, Col. Terrece Harris, System of Systems Engineering and Integration team at Fort Bliss, took time off from commanding the Army's integration team, to promote the importance of leadership to students in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Prep class at Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas on November 5.

  • Cold facts to help prepare for coping with winter weather

    Nov 26, 2014

    Safety consciousness is critical this time of year, due to the diverse weather, cold, slippery roadways and darkness.

  • Fort Sill celebrates American Education Week with ed fair

    Nov 26, 2014

    To help Soldiers and others reach their educational goals, the Fort Sill Army Education Services Division held an education fair during American Education Week, Nov. 17-21.

  • NCAA Peach Belt Conference Cross Country Championships takes off at Fort Gordon

    Nov 26, 2014

    As part of a pilot program linking the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II and the military, Fort Gordon hosted the Peach Belt Conference Cross Country Championships. Male and female athletes from the 13 collegiate institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, which make up the National Athletic Association Division II league, competed for several coveted awards.

  • Webster University performs day of service at Fort Sill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Several students, alumni and staff from Webster University performed a day of volunteering as part of their annual Webster Works Worldwide a community service day.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Tree-Lighting celebration set Dec. 2 at Joint Services Park

    Nov 26, 2014

    They're two American favorites: Christmas and the open road.

  • Multi-faceted spouse finds home at each assignment

    Nov 26, 2014

    Michelle Harrison, wife of the Fort Sill Marine Artillery Detachment commandant, is a busy spouse, who has thrived at every duty station.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Giving Thanks in the National Capital Region

    Nov 26, 2014

    Staff, family members and friends from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region gathered to take part in a "Giving Thanks" prayer breakfast hosted by the JFHQ-NCR Chaplain's Office at the Fort McNair Officers' Club Nov. 25, 2014.

  • Team APG restores commitment to Army profession at "Why We Serve" event

    Nov 26, 2014

    With right hands raised in unison, more than 750 Soldiers, civilians, Veterans, family members and distinguished guests participated and witnessed a reaffirming of solemn oath's of service at the Team APG "Why We Serve" event here at the Myer Auditorium at the C4ISR campus Nov. 25.

  • Female American Indian veteran brings recognition to fellow warriors

    Nov 26, 2014

    An American Indian veteran visited Fort Leonard Wood Friday to help bring more recognition to Native American women warriors.

  • Fort Leonard Wood commanding general hosts town hall

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldier for Life, a new post hospital/Veterans Affairs agreement and post construction were the main focus of a town hall meeting held Friday in Nutter Field House.

  • Sill Soldier continues warrior heritage

    Nov 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- First Lt. Kent Tomah III was a warrior long before he joined the Army. A member of the Comanche and Navajo nations, Tomah said his heritage is what led him to serve in the military. "I am night dancer. Navajo born for the Comanche people and I am an American warrior," said Tomah.

  • Event teaches value of networking

    Nov 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill hosted the Army Wives Network (AWN) for an event Nov. 20-21at the Patriot Club.

  • Commander's Message: Thanksgiving is time for blessings, safety

    Nov 25, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, encourages garrison community members to travel safely and practice outdoor and fire safety during the Thanksgiving weekend.

  • AFAP conference tackles issues

    Nov 25, 2014

    The Vicenza Military Community will soon hold an annual conference to fix issues within the community. Delegates from numerous organizations are invited to share their voice.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day at the Vicenza Health Center

    Nov 25, 2014

    Many U.S. Military retirees or their surviving spouses gathered at the Vicenza Army Health Center for the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 17.

  • Angel Tree program connects community with gifts

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza will kick off its Angel Tree program Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Army Community Service. Last year more than 90 children from 40 families received gifts from those within the community.

  • VMC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poems, dancing

    Nov 25, 2014

    In keeping with this tradition the Vicenza Military Community members had the opportunity to appreciate various aspects of the Native American history and culture during this year's observance at the Lion's Den on Caserma Ederle Nov. 14.

  • Celebrity Chefs serve up fun and food

    Nov 25, 2014

    Local volunteers team with celebrity chefs to create delectable dinner

  • Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015

    Nov 25, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.

  • Polish Consul visits monuments in Hohenfels

    Nov 25, 2014

    Pledges to help maintain historical monuments.

  • Hands of my ancestors: Machinist helps arsenal to honor American Indian heritage

    Nov 25, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Before there were cities, manufacturing centers, and yes, before Disney World this great land of ours was nurtured and loved by a proud people who today are commonly refered to as Native Americans. The remarkable attributes of Native Americans was their ability to live off the land by creating lifesaving and life-improving tools with their hands. While today's society is no longer rich in such skills, it doesn't mean that those skills ̶ creating tools and products from scratch ̶ have been lost through generations of convenience. At least not at the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Traditions, customs help define German Christmas season

    Nov 25, 2014

    Christmas time in Germany holds a certain magic, be it in the romantic historical markets, the tasteful decorations of the cities with their garlands, lights and magnificent Christmas trees, or the typical German seasonal customs that make the darkest time of the year shine bright.

  • Thanksgiving greetings from Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 25, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley expresses his appreciation and wishes for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday to the FORSCOM team of Soldiers, Army civilians and Family members.

  • Medal of Honor recipient visits Fort Jackson

    Nov 25, 2014

    Don Jenkins, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam in 1969, visited the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment. Jenkins served with the 2-39th in Vietnam.

  • Fort Jackson prepares to feed thousands for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2014

    Fort Jackson dining facilities are preparing to feed more than 10,000 Soldiers, family members and retirees this Thanksgiving.

  • Observances offer cultural education

    Nov 25, 2014

    The 193rd Infantry Brigade places special emphasis on educating Soldiers in Basic Combat Training about diversity.

  • Assistant chief calls fire station home

    Nov 25, 2014

    Fort Jackson's assistant fire chief was born in the post's old hospital -- at the same site where the fire station is now located.

  • November ASAP testimonial

    Nov 25, 2014

    Self-referring to the Army Substance Abuse Program is an option if you believe you are contending with substance abuse.

  • USAG Ansbach observes Volkstrauertag with city of Ansbach

    Nov 25, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and members of the American Legion, Post 1982, recently observed the Volkstrauertag downtown Ansbach.

  • Slideshow: Gamecocks salute the military

    Nov 25, 2014

    The University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team played its annual salute to the military game Nov. 22, 2014, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.

  • Bergermeisters Join Soldiers for Thanksgiving Meal

    Nov 25, 2014

    HOHENFELS, Germany (Nov. 26, 2014) -- This afternoon, Soldiers, civilians, families and friends celebrated an annual tradition, the American holiday Thanksgiving, at the Warrior Dining Facility on Hohenfels Training Area.

  • OCSC donates to research center in fight against cancer

    Nov 25, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The Our Community Spouses Club of Fort Riley presented a $1,013.27 check to the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University Nov. 20 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • Recycling center shares best practices with others

    Nov 25, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Trash and waste products were the focus of a recent tour at Fort Riley. Members of the Solid Waste Management Conference toured Fort Riley's recycling facilities Nov. 19 to see the program's practices and exchange ideas.

  • Fort Riley honors memory of German, Italian POWs

    Nov 25, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- German and Italian flags adorned many gravestones Nov. 20 during the annual German and Italian Memorial Ceremony at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery. Each year, the sacrifices and lives of 62 German and 11 Italian POWs are honored at Fort Riley, where they were laid to rest.

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