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  • Trekking back in time

    Jul 22, 2014

    Laughter filled the air as dozens of children ran around the main post chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School July 14-18.

  • 'So Proud To Be A Soldier In The U.S. Army'

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Contracting Command is now being led by a two-star general who doesn't mind a "bit of polishing" every now and then.

  • Wounded Warrior Hears Call To Ministry

    Jul 22, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- One small piece of paper. That's all it took to remind then Lt. Jared Vineyard of his faith in God. And it was a reminder that he sorely needed.

  • Health Center Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Commanders at Fox Army Health Center may come and go, but one thing remains the same -- their commitment to "serving to heal, honored to serve."

  • Visiting Students Discover Scientific Career Paths

    Jul 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When the 35 students of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's Upward Bound program visited Thursday, they had no idea what to expect. In fact for many of the students the trip was not just their first time on Redstone but their first time out of southeastern Kentucky.

  • Fort Knox showcases energy, personnel, leadership programs to Under Secretary Carson

    Jul 22, 2014

    Fort Knox, Kentucky, had the opportunity to show off some of its world-class facilities during a visit July 21, 2014, from the Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson.

  • Best of the best: MCoE's top Soldier, NCO seek TRADOC award

    Jul 22, 2014

    Two of Fort Benning's best will be on display next week as Spc. Seth Biehl and Sgt. 1st Class Michael McQuality head to Fort Eustis, Virginia, for the TRADOC Soldier and NCO of the Year competitions.

  • 10 inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

    Jul 22, 2014

    Ten Rangers were inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame July 16 during a ceremony at Fort Benning's Maneuver Center of Excellence McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Scientist shares insights on decision making

    Jul 22, 2014

    Gary Klein, a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC and author of Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making, visited Fort Benning July 16 for the latest edition of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Contrary to popular belief, overhydration is possible

    Jul 22, 2014

    "Because we live in the South with high humidity and temperatures, it combines for a perfect atmosphere for overhydration," said Jill Carlson, Maneuver Center of Excellence safety director.

  • WHINSEC class opens with Flag Ceremony

    Jul 22, 2014

    The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's Command and General Staff Officer Course Class of 2014-2015 began its year of study with a Flag Ceremony at the Benning Club July 16.

  • Spouses take on Darby Ranger challenge

    Jul 22, 2014

    The 4th Ranger Training Battalion held its annual Darby Ranger Spouses Challenge July 17 on Todd Field and the Malvesti obstacle course at Camp Rogers.

  • Gold Star Families participate in OSUT training

    Jul 22, 2014

    Gold Star Family members traveled to Sand Hill on Fort Benning, Georgia, July 18, 2014, for a glimpse into the day of a one station unit trainee, courtesy of the 198th Infantry Brigade.

  • Gunsmiths key to success of Army Marksmanship Unit

    Jul 22, 2014

    Sweeping both the Interservice Pistol and National Rifle Association National Pistol Championships along with wins at the Interservice Rifle and National Trophy Rifle matches, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Soldiers have lived up to their reputation as some of the best shooters in the world.

  • 35th CSSB hosts bilateral "Friendship Luau"

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2014) -- The "Bilateral Friendship Luau" hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion on July 19 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area brought several Camp Zama and Japanese community member together, here.

  • Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

    Jul 21, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II.

  • Redskins military appreciation day draws over 3,000 to FedEx Field

    Jul 21, 2014

    The burgundy and gold VIP carpet was stylishly rolled out for regional service members July 12, 2014, before and during the first Redskins Salute Military Appreciation Day, at FedEx Field, in Landover, Maryland.

  • Pershing's Own receives new command sergeant major

    Jul 21, 2014

    The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" has a new command sergeant major - Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Smith was appointed to the position during a change of responsibility ceremony July 14 at Brucker Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • WES-K, AFSBn-Kuwait, remove 12-ton obstacle from Kuwaiti Naval base

    Jul 21, 2014

  • New Va. laws expand military-state relations

    Jul 21, 2014

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law June 12 five bills that directly impact service members and their families.

  • Men, women equally represented on elite boxing squad

    Jul 21, 2014

    For the first time in program history, the U.S. Army World Class Program has an equal number of men and women competing in the once male-dominated sport of boxing.

  • Fort A.P. Hill opens new fire station

    Jul 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill, Va. opened a new fire station today. The new station is the third on post and gives the garrison's fire department greater ability to fight fires in the southern part of the installation.

  • Warrior Friendship Week day three

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by a day full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading to the division semifinals and finals that will determine the winners for each sport. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Leisure: Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

    Jul 21, 2014

    Jeju Island, South Korea -- Some Soldiers stash their leave for a big trip home to see Family and friends, hometowns and old haunts. Others use it to explore new places. 1st Sgt. Willie Vines, hailing from Dallas, gets the best of both worlds.

  • Warrior Friendship Week Finale

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Warrior Friendship Week on Camp Casey, South Korea. The week kicked off with a three-mile division run, followed by three days full of sporting events and friendly competition all leading up to the division finals where the 210th Field Artillery Brigade dominated the competition and took first place. Warrior Friendship Week is a long-standing tradition that continues to build unit cohesion and strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States.

  • Soldiers Compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division compete in the Thunder Fitness Challenge July 9, 2014 on Camp Casey. To qualify for the competition the Soldiers must have scored 270 or above on the Army Physical Fitness Test prior to the competition. During the event the Soldiers completed five events that tested them both physically and mentally. The fitness challenge included the push-up event for two minutes, the sit-up event for two minutes, the pull-up event for 10 repetitions, the dip event for 20 repetitions, and a three-mile run in 22 minutes or less.

  • Diligent junior-enlisted MP embodies Warrior Ethos, embraces all challenges

    Jul 18, 2014

    For Spc. Jeromy Sisk, a military police Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal's Office, every challenge that comes along is a new opportunity to train.

  • FORSCOM G3/5/7 tapped for division command

    Jul 18, 2014

    The Chief of Staff, Army announced July 18, the selection of Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to command the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Credentialing continues to benefit troops

    Jul 18, 2014

    Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans. But a creative initiative embedded in the 2014 Defense Authorization Act can give transitioning service members an advantage even before they hang up their uniforms.

  • Top NCO credits Soldiers with his success

    Jul 18, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald S. Pflieger, former U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon command sergeant major. Pflieger handed over his authority to Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry during a change-of-responsibility ceremony. Some of the Army's most successful leaders have a long lineage of family who served or knew they wanted to join years before they came of age. Neither was the case for Pflieger.

  • Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

    Jul 17, 2014

    PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia.

  • Sill gets Army on board 'green train'-ing

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma, hosted training on the Army's newest fuel-efficient ultra-low emmitting N-ViroMotive locomotives, July 7-11, 2014.

  • New dental officers challenged to earn credibility, respect

    Jul 17, 2014

    The Fort Sill Dental Activity (DENTAC) graduated the 2014 class of the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 Year Program on July 11.

  • Soldier loses more than 60 pounds to graduate basic

    Jul 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers' transformations in Basic Combat Training are usually evident on graduation day. They stand taller, they look a person in the eyes, their pride in achieving their training is evident. For one such Soldier, that pride was earned before graduation by overcoming his biggest obstacle: weight.

  • SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: 1-on-1 Q&A with Chuck Hagel

    Jul 17, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the home of Army Aviation July 10 and took time to speak with senior leaders, visit and hold a question-and-answer session with hundreds of Soldiers and discuss the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

  • iWATCH promotes awareness effort

    Jul 17, 2014

    When it comes to the safety and security of people on Fort Rucker, law enforcement can only do so much, so one program encourages people to keep a watchful eye for suspicious activity.

  • New school year: Parent, student participation vital to 'fantastic' experience

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Rucker Elementary School officials are ready to welcome students back to school Aug. 5, and even though teachers return July 31 there is much to do before the bells ring to begin class.

  • A horse is a horse but riding stables is one of a kind

    Jul 17, 2014

    Many Army garrisons have conveniently located horse stables with a variety of equestrian services, and while some offer guided trail and pony rides others offer stall and pasture board, but none of them offer the amount of services that Fort Rucker does.

  • Great outdoors: Programs keep wounded warriors active

    Jul 17, 2014

    Outdoor recreation has a number of ways for people on the installation to take to the outdoors, and Fort Rucker makes sure that wounded warriors aren't left out when it comes to taking on the wilderness.

  • ACS introduces 'Got Balance' program to organizations on post

    Jul 17, 2014

    Fort Belvoir Army Community Service representatives introduced its new "Got Balance" resilience program to garrison directors and program managers during a "Walkabout" tour, Friday. The representatives stopped at the Fort Belvoir Exchange; Commissary; Fort Belvoir Community Hospital; Community Center; Child, Youth and School Services and Barden Education Center during the tour to discuss the resilience competencies the program will provide Soldiers, their Family members and civilians on post.

  • Wounded warriors build skills, confidence during archery event

    Jul 17, 2014

    Nearly 30 wounded, injured and ill servicemembers from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalions learned the basics of archery and applied their new skills at Outdoor Recreation's indoor and outdoor ranges as part of the inaugural Adapted Archery Day.

  • Markham students compete in fitness challenge

    Jul 17, 2014

    Some 250 students from Fort Belvoir's Markham School Age Center demonstrated their commitment to physical fitness and healthy living by participating in the 2014 Fitness Challenge, Friday, at Specker Field House. The event, sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, provided the young athletes a variety of challenges that tested their fitness levels and provided an opportunity to compete against each other in a friendly atmosphere.

  • Army Okinawa FMWR host "Margaritaville"

    Jul 17, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Okinawa Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted July 4 the 2014 Torii Beach summer music event themed "Margaritaville" at Torii Beach, Okinawa, here.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • HMC musicians celebrate famous local composer

    Jul 15, 2014

    Hannons bridge the cultural gap with their instruments

  • Kommandeursteam der USAG Ansbach gewinnt deutsch-amerikanisches Freundschaftsschiessen

    Jul 15, 2014

    In den vergangenen 20 Jahren veranstaltete die USAG Ansbach gemeinsam mit der Partnerstadt Herrieden ein Freundschaftsschiessen auf der Schiessanlage der U.S. Armee in Oberdachstetten. Diese Jahr gewann das Team des Garnisonskommandeurs die Trophäe mit einem fast perfekten Ergebnis.

  • Melanoma-Silent but Deadly

    Jul 15, 2014

    Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) melanoma causes about 8,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.

  • New leader takes reins of Marine Corps Detachment, Presidio of Monterey

    Jul 14, 2014

    The Presidio's Marine Corps Detachment (MARCORDET), Presidio of Monterey welcomed a new leader during a ceremony held here July 10.

  • Celebrating German-American relations during USAG Wiesbaden change of command

    Jul 11, 2014

    It was a day to mark the transition of two leaders in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden with the focus on friendships, support and the vital role of personal and professional relationships. As German and American guests gathered to witness Kathleen Marin, Installation Management Command-Europe director, pass the garrison's colors from Col. David Carstens to incoming commander Col. Mary Martin, speakers acknowledged how important genuine friendship and caring are in ensuring outstanding community relations and support.

  • Villagers reunite in Hohenfels Training Area

    Jul 11, 2014

    In 1951, the residents of Schmidheim village in Germany, were relocated to make way for the expansion of Hohenfels Training Area. Roughly 60 guests assembled at the remains of the village, July 5, 2014, to share memories, honor those who have passed, and rejoice at being home.

  • Gridiron Grins: Steelers' cornerback hosts youth football experience

    Jul 11, 2014

    "Are you fired up?" "Yes we are!" yelled a swarm of more than 100 military kids, at the top of their lungs. Sporting eyeblack stickers, cleats and athletic attire, the campers could barely contain themselves as they smiled, high-fived each other and jumped about, eagerly awaiting the start of the day's fun-filled events. This was the scene at Fort Campbell's Fryar Stadium June 9 as 120 military children prepared to train at a two-day football ProCamp hosted by Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen, who is no stranger to military life.

  • Sanchez welcomed as new Project Manager for Terrestrial Sensors

    Jul 11, 2014

    Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors welcomed its new leader during a change of charter ceremony, Tuesday at the Defense Acquisition University, Howell Auditorium. Col. Anthony J. Sanchez assumed the program charter for PM Terrestrial Sensors from Col. Edward J. Stawowczyk during the ceremony.

  • U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency briefed on CP 26

    Jul 11, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Manpower Analysis Agency learned about Career Program 26 during a presentation at Thurman Lecture Hall by the Manpower and Force Management Proponency Office, June 26. The lecture highlighted the tools and competencies available in CP 26 to force management professionals to continue their career progression.

  • Belvoir contest aims to reduce energy use

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Villages at Belvoir enticed Belvoir residents to reduce energy use during its Kill-A-Watt Electric Conservation Challenge at the Vernondale Neighborhood Center, Wednesday. The contest is in line with the Resident Conservation Program implemented as a U.S. Army Residential Communities Initiative. The contest runs through Sept. 30 with each village competing to see which one can save the most energy.

  • Celebrity chef visits Belvoir Exchange

    Jul 11, 2014

    Lines wrapped around the kiosk area of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service complex as Fort Belvoir employees, servicemembers and their Families waited patiently to meet Chef Emeril Lagasse of Food Network fame, Friday. The super chef signed books and presented a cooking demonstration.

  • Paddle sports program offers healing

    Jul 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Adam Drobecker, Warrior Transition Battalion, has endured his share of challenges since suffering a traumatic brain injury from the improvised explosive device that nearly killed him while serving in Iraq in 2006. It hasn't always been easy, but the 27-year-old is on the mend, both mentally and physically, as his Army career comes to a close and he says he has Team River Runner and its therapeutic paddle sports program to partly thank for it. Using kayaks, canoes, inflatable kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, TRR promotes free "health and healing" for servicemembers bouncing back from life-altering injuries such as post-traumatic stress, TBI, amputations, spinal cord injuries, sight impairment and other disabling wounds.

  • Historic window replacement to begin

    Jul 11, 2014

    It's been a long time coming, with much back and forth between levels of government and command, but U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir finally signed a Memorandum Agreement, June 9 that will see the majority of windows replaced in historic housing on post over the next two decades. The construction could get under way by the end of July or early August, and will continue for the next 15 years as Soldiers move in and out of the historic units. The agreement also sets out a number of mitigations that the Fort Belvoir community will notice getting under way this summer.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood held its annual July 4 celebration Friday, inviting surrounding communities to join in the festivities.

  • SOS Summer Camp spreads joy to fallen troops' children

    Jul 11, 2014

    As 12-year-old Nate Vargas runs to tag a teammate as part of a competition at Camp Hinsch June 9, it seems like a typical summer day. That is the feel that organizers of Fort Campbell's Survivor Outreach Services Summer Camp hope to provide for the 8- to 13-year-old children in attendance despite the unspoken fact that each camper is here because of the death of a military parent, often in actions overseas during Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom.

  • Technicians, National Guard work side-by-side to hone skills

    Jul 11, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- School was in session for dozens of Soldiers who provide service and support for automotive track and wheeled vehicles, as well as communication and electronics equipment. Members of the Maine Army National Guard's 152nd Component Repair Company (CRC) spent two weeks at Tobyhanna Army Depot increasing their ability to rebuild transmissions and engines, machine new parts for weapons systems and repair night vision systems.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

  • Redskins Salute offers more than fun to servicemembers

    Jul 11, 2014

    Servicemembers in the National Capital Region can meet players, attend games, receive educational assistance and job search support through the Washington Redskins' "Redskins Salute" appreciation club. Launched in partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Redskins Salute is free and open to active-duty servicemembers, National Guard and Reserve, veterans and retirees, as well as their Family members. Members will have access to the club's free events, exclusive content and support programs for education, Family services, health and wellness and post military-service job creation.

  • FB HQ Bn. commander says farewell to Belvoir

    Jul 11, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Brian P. Zarchin participates in his change of command at Fort Belvoir July 11, it will be the culmination of more than 21 years of service to his country that was defined by the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Originally from Montgomery County, Md., Zarchin, his wife and three children, are ready to move on.

  • Trees along Route 1 to be replaced on post

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Route 1 widening project has meant the removal of trees to make way for the six-lane highway, but officials with Fort Belvoir say the removed foliage will be replaced elsewhere on post thanks to upcoming mitigation projects. While the exact details have yet to be hammered out, Chris Landgraf, Directorate of Public Works, master planner, confirmed that the trees will be replaced elsewhere on post on a 2:1 ratio under Fort Belvoir's Tree Policy, which states that all trees removed on post greater than four inches in diameter must be replaced.

  • Fort Belvoir HQ Bn. command sergeant major leaves her mark

    Jul 11, 2014

    She's a leader who often greets her Soldiers with a wide smile or a hug. As U.S. Army Garrrison Fort Belvoir Headquarters Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Carolyn Reynolds retires after 28 years of service, one thing is for sure: she will be deeply missed.

  • For Freedom: Wiregrass celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Thousands flocked to Fort Rucker's festival fields from all across the South to celebrate the nation's Independence Day during this year's Wiregrass Freedom Fest July 3.

  • New home: Lyster pharmacy closes for move

    Jul 11, 2014

    The Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy will close temporarily from July 16-20 to move to its new, permanent location inside the clinic.

  • ACLC welcomes new commander

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center Logistics Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony July 1 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Expert advises: Make job fairs pay off

    Jul 11, 2014

    Have you ever contemplated attending a job fair but thought, "Why bother? It's only a waste of my time." Well, you are not alone.

  • Safety first: Fort Rucker continues to emphasize motorcycle safety awareness

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers thinking about hitting the road on two wheels or buying a motorcycle need to make safety Priority No. 1, according to Fort Rucker officials.

  • Absentee voting easy, important for Soldiers, Families

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many myths and untruths that surround absentee voting, which sometimes discourage Soldiers and their Families from participating in an important aspect of American democracy, but one Fort Rucker official's mission is to make sure everyone gets the information they need to exercise their right to vote while away from home.

  • Arts and Crafts Center's products, services help people de-stress, learn hobbies

    Jul 11, 2014

    There are many ways people can learn new things and decompress after a hard day and the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center's mission is to help people learn multiple skills and find peace of mind through crafts.

  • DFMWR photo scavenger hunt offers fun, prizes

    Jul 11, 2014

    Posting photos to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on the Internet is a popular way many people choose to show friends and Family fun and interesting activities that are going on in their lives, and Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation is jumping on the bandwagon.

  • AMC commends operations general for service, says farewell

    Jul 11, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command bid farewell to its top operations leader during a ceremony at the headquarters, July 11.

  • Having their cakes and running, too: First-ever Firecracker/Twinkie 5k challenges stomachs

    Jul 10, 2014

    Caloric intakes took a beating the morning of July 3 as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation added a spongy wrinkle to its schedule of 5-kilometer races.

  • Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall July 4th tribute

    Jul 10, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood joint service color guard looks at the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial Wall Friday at Licking, Mo. A Fort Leonard Wood color guard and honor guard team participated in opening and closing ceremonies for the wall each evening Friday through Sunday. Col. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School assistant commandant, spoke at the event.

  • Nielsen new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital commander

    Jul 10, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is under new leadership after its change of command ceremony Tuesday.

  • Marines serve up meals for homeless

    Jul 10, 2014

    Marines are renowned for their toughness, but some of the Corps' finest have been showing their softer sides as volunteers with The Salvation Army - National Capital Area Command Grate Patrol homeless outreach program.

  • Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists focus on safety

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood meteorologists make sure the military community has the most up-to-date weather forecast.

  • Team conducts resiliency seminar at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood recently hosted an Executive Resilience and Performance course at the Digital Training Facility for leadership and their spouses.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Policy letter sets standards with local emphasis

    Jul 10, 2014

    An updated Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Command Policy 18 went into effect last month. Policy 18 sets standards for the wear and appearance of uniforms with a local emphasis.

  • Employees gain a new perspective on how 'AMC provides'

    Jul 10, 2014

    Headquarters personnel seeing the broad impacts of their decisions and efforts is a rare occasion in professional development, but July 9, U.S. Army Materiel Command employees made the trip from the cubicle to the factory line to see one of AMC's 23 Organic Industrial Base facilities.

  • 'I am a professional' -- Profession of Arms a vital part of leader development

    Jul 10, 2014

    In 2010, the Army revived the discussion on a long-dormant subject -- the Profession of Arms.

  • Take precautions against Oklahoma summer heat

    Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma's traditional hot summer weather is now at hand. Temperatures in the high 90s and above will now be the norm until fall. Beyond the discomforts of summer weather, there are also increased health risks from extreme heat.

  • ASC Soldiers caddie for PGA Tour pros at John Deere Classic golf tournament

    Jul 10, 2014

  • Trio of bands help Fort Sill celebrate Independence Day weekend

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Lawton-Fort Sill community was treated to country, pop and rock 'n' rock music July 5 during the post's Independence Day weekend concert at Polo Field.

  • Sill celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is known as a historic post, and as such, its members made sure to commemorate this country's history and independence with no pageantry spared. "As Americans it's a great privilege to assemble here and commemorate the birth of America," said Col. Christopher Spillman, Air Defense Artillery School commandant and chief of ADA. "Our belief in independence has not wavered over these many years. Our Soldiers, families and civilians continue to do what is required to maintain our freedoms."

  • Researchers visit Fort Sill for fires input

    Jul 10, 2014

    Two researchers from the Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited Fort Sill June 24-25 to talk with fires experts as ALSA prepares to revise a joint fires publication this fall.

  • Annual Celebration Soars Despite Wet Weather

    Jul 10, 2014

    It rained, then it rained again. Undaunted, crowds flocked to Fort Meade's Red, White & Blue Celebration on July 3 -- despite a thunderstorm and subsequent rainfall that twice cleared McGlachlin Parade Field of vendors and patrons and forced the cancellation of two bands.

  • Area Organizations Host Job Hunting Event

    Jul 10, 2014

    About $84 million is spent in Army unemployment benefits quarterly. This is the price tag associated with veterans transitioning to civilian careers. As a result, the Regional Growth Management Committee, Fort Meade's Army Community Service and the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program partnered to build an effective model for the hiring of service members and military spouses at local and regional businesses.

  • 'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

    Jul 10, 2014

    After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

  • DINFOS Hosts Embedded Photographer, Journalist At Forum

    Jul 10, 2014

    As the Defense Information School celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, the school that trains service members in the public affairs professions reached out to media members from the other side of the field to learn how to be effective public affairs officers.

  • Soldier Life Cycle changes way Army preps troops for eventual transition

    Jul 10, 2014

    On Oct. 1, 2014, Soldiers will begin to have a more defined plan for transitioning out of the Army with the implementation of the Soldier Life Cycle.

  • Program eases U.S. citizenship for service members and their families

    Jul 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As Independence Day neared, a group of U.S. military Soldiers and civilians celebrated their newly recognized U.S. citizenship during a ceremony at the American Consulate in Frankfurt July 2. "Let me be the first to congratulate you and to welcome you to your new American family," said Karen Fitzgerald, field office director of the consulate's U.S. Citizens and Immigration Service.

  • Hobby drives volunteer to help veterans

    Jul 9, 2014

    "Veterans Helping Veterans" are words to live by according to one Tobyhanna Army Depot employee. Electronics Equipment Specialist Jonathan McBride helped raise more than $59,000 last year by volunteering to support more than 30 fundraisers.

  • Knowledge Newsletter 9 July 2014

    Jul 9, 2014

  • Colonel Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier and Intelligence Officer

    Jul 9, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - More than 10,000 black men served in the regiments honorably called the Buffalo Soldiers. Some of these men, such as Henry O. Flipper and Benjamin O. Davis, are historically prominent and fairly well-known to students of American history. However, a great number remain unknown or their accomplishments buried as footnotes to history. One such man with a significant link to Fort Huachuca and military intelligence is Colonel Charles D. Young.

  • 'NFL Play 60' comes to Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 9, 2014

    Children ages 7 to 14 can have fun and get in shape with representatives from the St. Louis Rams organization as Fort Leonard Wood hosts the "NFL Play 60" initiative starting at noon Wednesday at Gerlach Field.

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