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  • Mic check . . . meet the voice of Fort Leonard Wood ceremonies

    May 13, 2015

    You may not know him, but chances are you've heard his voice -- Jesse Rutledge -- the voice of Fort Leonard Wood. Since Rutledge began narrating events in 2000, he has served as the master of ceremonies for nearly 100 scripted military functions.

  • Compound prescription medications - what are they?

    May 13, 2015

    Costs associated with compounded pharmaceutical products have risen dramatically over the last several years. According to a Military Times article published in February 2015, The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $746 million in 2014, up from $259 million in 2013.1 The article references DoD provided data indicating that DoD expenditures for compounded prescriptions amount to $6 million per day.1

  • Hohenfels students take part in Army training

    May 12, 2015

    Students get up close look at JMRC jobs

  • 2015 Summer Hire program offers paying jobs to Bavaria youth

    May 12, 2015

    Community family members between the ages of 14 - 22 years old now have the opportunity to gain meaningful job experience here while getting paid. The Civilian Human Resources Agency Northeast/Europe Region has begun accepting applications for the Army Europe Youth Summer Hire Program.

  • Why We Serve: Honor

    May 12, 2015

  • Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for NTC, Fort Irwin Advocacy Center

    May 12, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30. The garden was the Eagle Scout project of Tyler Stoeger, 14, who wanted to do something bigger for the community, he said. He described the garden as a quiet place to rest and recharge. The garden is only a few steps away from the center, which provides a comprehensive and coordinated system of care for victims of sexual assault, domestic assault and domestic abuse, according to Maj. Robyn Boehringer -- program manager for SHARP and the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program here.

  • 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment wins 2015 Gainey Cup

    May 12, 2015

    The six-man scout squad, from 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, out of Vilseck, Germany, took the title of the 2015 William J. (Joe) Gainey Cup Best Scout Squad.

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

    Whether you're looking to stock your home on a budget or on the hunt for hidden treasure, the Hui 'O Na Wahine Thrift Shop may have it -- for a fraction of the retail price.

  • Spouses club awards $120,000 to help Soldiers, families

    May 12, 2015

    The Hui 'O Na Wahine, Schofield Barracks All Ranks Spouses Club, awarded $120,000, recently, at a ceremony at the Hui Thrift Shop, here.

  • Military-impacted schools striving toward accreditation

    May 12, 2015

    Sept. 18, 2012, the Hawaii State Board of Education (BOE) approved a Department of Education (DOE) five-year project to ensure all public schools are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

  • Lincoln Conspirator's trial remembered

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate hosted a special observance during the 150-year anniversary of the military tribunal held after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

  • B Troop hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new barn

    May 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's B Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony May 1 for their newly constructed barn at Buffalo Corral.

  • JAG celebrates Law Day by presenting Magna Carta at School

    May 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Staff Judge Advocate Office, JAG, office celebrated Law Day, reaching out to fifth-graders at General Myer Elementary School about the importance of the subject of law.

  • Army Intelligence showcases Medal of Honor recipients

    May 11, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in action against the enemy, was established by Congress in 1861.

  • DOD, VA training aims to share lessons learned in amputee care

    May 11, 2015

    Healthcare providers from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the world will gather here next week for a joint training symposium focused on the latest innovations in amputee care.

  • At 94, Grandmother Stays on Duty for Soldiers and Airmen

    May 11, 2015

    At 94 years old, Julia Santiago is still young at heart. And, she says, a big part of her youthful spirit is her part-time job at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, her employer for the last 44 years.

  • GLWACH welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 11, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams assumed responsibility as the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Command Sergeant Major, replacing outgoing Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams heads to Germany. Hospital Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, welcomed the new Command Sergeant Major and assured him that this was going to be a great tour for him and his family. "This is an outstanding hospital--the best hospital in the AMEDD," Nielsen said. "Thank you very much for what I know you're going to do on behalf of our staff, our patients and our community." Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams spoke about his life's journey and what this assignment has meant to him. "First, I want to thank God because he has taken me from a little kid back in Alabama and New Orleans to the pinnacle and one of the best jobs I've had in the Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams. "One of the things I will miss about this special place are the relationships that I have gained over the last 22 months," Williams said. "I cherish the relationships and comraderies I've gained throughout the hospital and the community. They have become priceless to me and my family." During his time at GLWACH, Williams saw many new first-time services initiated here such as the first civilian/military Electronic Intensive Care Unit established in an MTF, and the first ever VA inpatient sharing agreement with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital to provide local veterans with healthcare closer to their homes. "What great lengths our staff goes through daily to take great care of our nation's sons, daughters, family members and retirees. What a great team of teams we have. I am humbled to have been a part of this impressive team," Williams said. Several exclusive GLWACH-only services initiated by staff members have advanced medical practices within both Army and civilian medicine alike such as the "Stemi hot load" cardiac patient transport procedure which ultimately saved the lives of five patients during the first few months since the procedure went live. "So, what makes GLWACH so great?" asked Williams. "It is truly about the people. I can unequivocally say that it is the Soldiers and civilians who roll up their sleeves every day and make magic happen." People will forget what you say and what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel, Williams said. "I look out over the crowd and I see faces. Faces that greeted me every morning with a bright smile and a warm hello as I walked throughout the facility, Fort Leonard Wood, and the civilian community on a daily basis. You in the audience are what makes this place so special to my family," Williams said. Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams remarked that it was both a privilege and an honor to be selected for his new position here. "As the Army and Army Medicine transforms, I will ensure that our beneficiaries and the local community receive the highest quality healthcare possible. That's my pledge to you, Fort Leonard Wood Community," said Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams. "I pledge to the Soldiers these things: their ultimate welfare, training, development and mentorship." "These are both fine, outstanding Sergeants Major," Nielsen said. "This is a bitter-sweet day." (Editor's note: John Brooks is the marketing and public affairs officer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital)

  • Armed reconnaissance helicopter ends journey

    May 11, 2015

    The Army has closed an important chapter in Army aviation. Joined by colleagues, Army aviators and friends, the product office for Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter cased its colors during a ceremony May 7.

  • $1.5 billion ESPC MATOC awarded to 14 companies

    May 11, 2015

    Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, construction and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

  • 2015 Alamo Federal Executive Board Winners

    May 11, 2015

    Several Army Medicine employees were recognized by the Alamo Federal Executive Board recently for their accomplishments and achievements during the 2015 Federal Recognition Awards ceremony held at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Wiesbaden volunteers give more than 78,000 hours

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Archbishop at USAG Ansbach National Day of Prayer Luncheon

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Marines react to Marine Corps War Memorial restoration

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Firefighters build relationships through joint ARFF training

    May 8, 2015

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

  • SRT safeguards Fort Campbell with skill, training

    May 8, 2015

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

  • DACOWITS conducts focus groups on post

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Runners vie for chance to represent post

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Expedited transfers have 72 hours toward action

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Comments sought on proposed power plant

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

    Thinking about buying a new car in Hawaii?

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • 80th Training Command HQ observes National Day of Prayer

    May 8, 2015

    Richmond, VA. (May 8, 2015) -- The 80th Training Command Chaplain's Office hosted a prayer breakfast to celebrate the national day of prayer at the U.S. Defense Supply Center Richmond Va., May 7, 2015. Chaplain (Col.) David L. Waters Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command chaplain, delivered the sermon to an audience made up of Soldiers and civilians from the 80th TC and the Defense Supply Center.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

    Army officials are taking action against wildfires by conducting an annual prescribed burn of the Schofield Barracks training range complex, beginning Monday, May 11.

  • Tax Center clients received over $4.5 million in tax refunds

    May 8, 2015

    Of all the difficult situations Soldiers prepare for --combat, natural disasters, long deployments away from family -- perhaps the most under-appreciated is delivering bad news about a tax return.

  • Unattended kitchen fires can overcook home, belongings

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Quartermasters honor fallen Soldier at site dedicated to his memory

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Chosin Battalion posthumously awards Soldier for valor

    May 7, 2015

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

  • 4-31 Infantry platoon leaders prepare for deployment

    May 7, 2015

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

  • KHS students celebrate Law Day with mock trial

    May 7, 2015

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

  • WBAMC surgeon wins international Top Gun competition

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Conference looks at Fires future

    May 7, 2015

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

  • The wall that heals

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Airman brings home uncle

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Breaking bad: Soldiers share stories of redemption

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Fort Leonard Wood Army spouse keeps family life in balance

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Repetition is key for NCOER trainers

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill NCOs vie for Drill Sergeant of Year

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Introducing: The Okie Bucket List

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Fossils, fur, fun fuel fair

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill Spring Carnival draws thousands

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Spouse-a-Palooza pampers those who support Soldiers

    May 7, 2015

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

  • The military spouse's prereq: Carpools 101

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

  • Fort Knox proves ability to operate without external power

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Enterprise celebrates military children

    May 7, 2015

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

  • ECIP projects inching Fort Hunter Liggett toward Net Zero

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Patient-centered care in NCR top priority

    May 7, 2015

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

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

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Fort Campbell Veterans in Piping program graduates first class

    Apr 28, 2015

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

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

    Apr 27, 2015

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

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • IMCOM commander mentors transitioning Soldiers

    Apr 24, 2015

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

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

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • "Mustangs" win Philip A. Connelly Award

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Soldier gives Mustang new lease on life

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • El Paso Chihuahuas opening night

    Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Fort Bliss families walk against child abuse

    Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Glued apples

    Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Sill Soldiers exercise with 1st Armored Division

    Apr 17, 2015

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

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

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Forestry, food program cultivate partnership

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Use caution with social networking

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Academy emphasizing SHARP in today's Army

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Believing, assisting sexual assault victims is important

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Effective problem solving helps us develop mental agility

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • PT in the Park makes morning of make believe

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • USARHAW celebrates strength of National Volunteer Week

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Innovative technology destroys old munitions

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • SHARP team engaging community throughout April

    Apr 17, 2015

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

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

    Apr 17, 2015

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

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

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Garrison dedicates enlarged FMWR Pet Kennels

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • April 25 open house to showcase base housing availability

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • My Korea My Life -- Pfc. Moon

    Apr 16, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Leaving your home country is hard, but coming back to defend it is rewarding. Pfc. Hyeyoung Moon, a behavioral health specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, is a Korean native who is also a U.S. Army Soldier serving in Korea.

  • American Legion National Commander kicks off three-day visit of NY at Army arsenal

    Apr 16, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The American Legion's National Commander, Michael Helm, launched his three-day tour of New York state by first visiting the historic Watervliet Arsenal, an Army-owned and operated manufacturing center.