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  • "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.

  • Veterans teary eyed, while children jump for joy ... It must be Veterans Day

    Nov 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The City of Albany, whose roots trace back to the early 1600s, is certainly a community of contrasts. But no disparities may have been as obvious earlier this month than seeing old Veterans tear up while children standing next to them jump with joy. Truly, this was a strange, but wonderful, site ̶ it was Veterans Day.

  • AFSBn-Kuwait Soldiers participate in Army Ten-Miler shadow run

    Nov 24, 2014

  • Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif received a command brief at the National Training Center headquarters before visiting Operations Group. There, the general listened to a description of an exercise design for rotational units, who train here.

  • 101st BSB learns why APS-5 means 'Ready to Fight'

    Nov 24, 2014

  • Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

    Nov 24, 2014

    WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.

  • Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery and the other Army combat arms branches.

  • Evans training ground for future lab technicians

    Nov 24, 2014

    Patients visiting Evans Army Community Hospital's laboratory are doing much more than helping their doctor diagnose their health issue. The patient is also helping to train the Army's future laboratory technicians. The year-long Advanced Individual Training sites for 68Ks -- laboratory technicians -- is split into two phases, the first six months is at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where the students are taught the basics of lab work. For their second six months the students attend one of 21 Army military treatment facilities for Phase II and hands on training.

  • CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea

    Nov 24, 2014

    After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.

  • Students graduate American Red Cross Dental Assistant Program at Fort Drum

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Family Members, dental providers and guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of five dental assistants during a small graduation ceremony Nov. 14 at Stone Dental Clinic.

  • Taylor named 402nd AFSB's NCO of the quarter, receives officer selection board nod

    Nov 24, 2014

  • PLA officers engage Army War College students

    Nov 24, 2014

    The expanding relationship between the U.S. Army and the People's Liberation Army of China took a distinctly personal character when students at the U.S. Army War College engaged future policy and decision makers of the PLA Nov. 21 at Carlisle, Pa.

  • North Fort Hood monitoring area reaches operational capability

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --North Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site is operational and ready to accept troops returning from Ebola virus disease outbreak areas. Troops are anticipated to arrive here for monitoring within the next few weeks.

  • IMCOM commander, command sergeant major send Thanksgiving message

    Nov 24, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a great American tradition. It offers us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings in our lives. We are thankful to live in this great country, and for the liberties provided by our Constitution. We are blessed that we get the opportunity to serve the Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and contract teammates that make up the Army team.

  • Thunder Soldiers heat houses with warm hearts

    Nov 24, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participate in the 2014 Dongducheon Charcoal Briquette Charity event November 19, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. The Soldiers were eager to help deliver charcoal briquettes to less fortunate people's homes. Maj. Gen. Thomas Vandal, the commanding general of 2nd Inf. Div., and Mayor Oh Se-chang, of Dongducheon were also present to help the citizens out. Charcoal, or 'yeontan' in Korean, will be used to heat houses to help the less fortunate during the cold winter season.

  • Soldiers and volunteers team up at Kimchi charity

    Nov 24, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in the 2014 Kimchi Charity event November 21, 2014 in Dongducheon, South Korea. The Soldiers prepared the kimchi en masse by scratch. Col. Michael J. Lawson, the commander of the 210th FA Bde., Lt. Col. Timothy Labahn, the deputy commanding officer of 210th FA Bde., and Mayor Oh Se-chang, of Dongducheon joined Soldiers and volunteers in making and taste testing the kimchi. The final product of 200 boxes were sealed and prepared for delivery to organizations offering help to the less fortunate in the local area.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza CSM bids farewell

    Nov 21, 2014

    USAG Vicenza CSM looks back at his tenure

  • U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Suggestion Box: Good ideas can help improve quality of life

    Nov 21, 2014

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community now have an additional method to submit ideas for improving the quality of life for Soldiers, Families, workforce and the garrison

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Native American Heritage, impact

    Nov 21, 2014

    Native Americans have contributed much to the United States, including the introduction of different foods, animals and agriculture, but many Native Americans have also impacted the nation by serving in the military.

  • SERE training develops leaders for complex environment

    Nov 21, 2014

    Faced with an ever-evolving and dynamic operational environment, the Army must produce small unit leaders capable of making independent tactical decisions.

  • Planning lessens cold weather impact

    Nov 21, 2014

    People may not think of cold weather when they think about Alabama, but not properly planning for the cold can cost you dearly in the deep south this winter.

  • Camping Under the Stars: Hundreds brave cold to camp out

    Nov 21, 2014

    More than a hundred Soldiers and family members braved the wind and cold Nov. 14 for a night under the Alabama stars as part of Fort Rucker's tribute to its military family members during Month of the Military Family.

  • Arts and Crafts Center helps hone lifelong skills

    Nov 21, 2014

    The classic image of an old craftsman, hunched over a masterpiece, pouring a lifetime of hard-learned lessons into every movement might be an inspiration to some, pushing them to take up a craft. But the masterpiece is not the prize -- the value is in the act of crafting, according to the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center manager.

  • APG honors veterans as 'Soldiers for Life'

    Nov 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG honored the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans during the Veterans Day ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) post theater Nov. 12.

  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    Nov 21, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools -- to be followed by an American high school this coming winter -- are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.

  • The "New" Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Regimental Distinctive Insignia

    Nov 21, 2014

    The change in the AMEDD Regimental Distinctive Insignia is based on an old design, in fact, one of the oldest coats of arms used by the United States Army. Developed during the Civil War and approved by Surgeon General William Hammond, the symbolism of the Medical Corps Coat of Arms was selected to symbolize the medical profession, the Union, and the year of the Medical Department's creation, 1818. The coat of arms was placed on items that had been inspected and approved for use by departmental personnel, such as medicine bottles and medical textbooks.

  • Fort Riley celebrates diversity at Native American event

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- A tribal university counselor was the guest speaker at the Nov. 19 Native American Heritage Month Observance at Fort Riley. Angelina Adams, counselor, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas, talked about how Native Americans have overcome adversity, allowing them to continue to celebrate their culture today.

  • New policy outlines JBM-HH's social media, photography policy

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson earlier this month signed a memorandum establishing the joint base policy for using social media and taking photographs and video.

  • JBM-HH command talks Ebola, employee concerns during town hall

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson addressed the concerns of employees and the installation's preparedness for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during a town hall Nov. 12 in Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Much media attention has been given to the massive outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and the few cases that have popped up in the United States.

  • Holiday race challenge coin to be awarded following Dec. 5 race

    Nov 21, 2014

    Fort Myer Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate Commander's Race Series Organizer Todd Hopkins has made a list and is checking it twice.

  • Buchanan: Trial-and-error, humility at core of leadership

    Nov 21, 2014

    The Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general led the first Memorial Chapel-hosted series of leadership discussions at JBM-HH.

  • Henderson Hall a 'point of light' for off-base communities

    Nov 21, 2014

    From the Halls of Montezuma, to the cafeteria of Barcroft Elementary School.

  • Redskins salute the military

    Nov 21, 2014

    The score wasn't what Redskins fans had hoped, but service members who attended the Nov. 16 Washington-Tampa Bay game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., had other reasons to cheer.

  • Don't burn, baby

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall firefighters dashed into smoke and flames Nov. 8 and 15, during a training exercise at nearby Joint Base Andrews, Md.

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