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  • Little-known Army Depot provides significant materiel mission

    Sep 18, 2014

    General Dennis L. Via visited Leghorn Army Depot and Camp Darby in Livorno, Italy in early September. Primarily manned by the 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Italy, the depot performs a variety of critical materiel missions.

  • Fort Jackson Girl Scouts earn Silver Awards

    Sep 18, 2014

    Four Fort Jackson Girl Scout Cadettes earned their Silver Award last week. Abbigail Osterhout, Lily Montoya, Lucy Sonsalla, and Brieanna Wangsness are all dependents of Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base service members.

  • Spouses may get college credits for life experience

    Sep 18, 2014

    LearningCounts for the DoD Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, is a new initiative to help military spouses earn college credit for knowledge and expertise gained through life and work experience.

  • Fort Drum child development center earns national accreditation

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For more than a year, child care providers and management at Fort Drum's South Riva Ridge Child Development Center have been busy balancing their day-to-day duties with completing training requirements, building portfolios and providing top-notch care to children ages 6 months to 5 years. All of the hard work paid off when the Child, Youth and School Services center recently earned the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation.

  • Famous ex-wrestler shares positive message with Fort Drum audience

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Former wrestling great Marc "Johnny B. Badd" Mero conducted a two-day, three-event tour on post last week, delivering his message of hope and self-empowerment to thousands of Soldiers and Army civilians during Fort Drum's observance of Suicide Prevention Month.

  • VA care soon possible at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital

    Sep 18, 2014

    Veterans living in the Fort Leonard Wood vicinity may now receive medical care at the post hospital and spare the commute to Columbia, Missouri, for Veterans Affairs approved treatments.

  • Ball, run highlight events set for MP Regimental Week

    Sep 18, 2014

    A memorial service, regimental run and regimental ball are a few of the events scheduled for the Military Police Regimental Week scheduled from Monday to Sept. 27.

  • Chemical Regiment remembers fallen with OEF/OIF monument dedication

    Sep 18, 2014

    "Names inscribed on black marble, reminiscent of other names on marble halfway across the country. If you quiet your heart and mind, run your fingers over the letters, you can almost feel and hear memories -- stories of lives lost too early."

  • Fort Sill remembers 9/11

    Sep 18, 2014

    Air Defense Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course students conducted 9/11 activities at Fort Sill, including a remembrance, a Flag to Flag run, and a dinner.

  • Fort Carson honors police chief with 'Good Neighbor' award

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Carson inducted the Colorado Springs Police chief as a Good Neighbor for his support of Soldiers and Families over the past year, in a ceremony Sept. 16 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • STL Cardinals hold Military Appreciation Day

    Sep 18, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 service members and their Families were present Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, to participate in the 21st annual St. Louis Cardinals Military Appreciation Game and tailgate party.

  • Some child care rates to increase

    Sep 18, 2014

    Some patrons of Fort Carson's child care programs will see a slight increase in their monthly rates beginning Nov. 1, 2014

  • Prescription drug take back coming Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2014

    Army installations across the U.S. are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Sept. 27, 2014.

  • Participation nearly doubles for second Fort Leonard Wood '5k for Fun'

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's second take in its "5k for Fun" monthly fitness series attracted nearly twice as many participants and twice as many exhibitors with information on a variety of health, fitness and safety issues.

  • Hispanic heritage: Event kicks off month with music, dancing, food

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Hispanic Heritage Month observance kicked off at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service Food Court Sept 12. with music, dancing and, of course … food.

  • Combined Federal Campaign fundraising begins

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kicked off this year's fundraising effort at The Landing Sept. 15 with an exposition of some of the charities donors can contribute to in 2014.

  • Happy hour: Training uses humor to increase awareness

    Sep 18, 2014

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and Fort Rucker is doing what it can to increase awareness in an unconventional way.

  • Local schools depend on impact aid

    Sep 18, 2014

    The cost of public education is not cheap and is funded largely by local property taxes. Districts that provide education to children of military and civilian personnel employed at Fort Rucker depend on Federal Impact Aid to offset lost property tax revenue.

  • Oktoberfest offers Family fun

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Rucker is ringing in the fall season by celebrating German culture with a seasonal favorite.

  • MWR Central: Location centralizes access to activities, programs, events

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Rucker offers a host of entertainment, fitness and recreation events and facilities for people to enjoy, but now the installation has centralized where people can go to meet their recreational needs.

  • Slideshow: Fort Jackson remembers Sept. 11

    Sep 18, 2014

    Events on Fort Jackson and in the Columbia area commemorated the lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • Fort Sill selects NCO, Soldier of quarter

    Sep 18, 2014

    A drill sergeant and a communications specialist were honored as the installation's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Third Quarter, respectively, Sept. 11 at the Patriot Club.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day updates benefits, shares information

    Sep 18, 2014

    Retired servicemembers in the National Capital Region learned about resources available to them at Fort Belvoir and in the local community during the Directorate of Human Resources Retiree Appreciation Day at Barden Education Center, Friday.

  • Prepare your Family for disasters, emergencies: Fort Belvoir to conduct disaster preparedness exerci

    Sep 18, 2014

    Are you prepared for a national disaster or emergency situation? Tornadoes, for example, can happen anywhere and any day, according to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Virginia can also be hit by hurricanes, high winds, torrential rains and flooding, said Mark Kennedy, Fort Belvoir's emergency manager. "Preparedness is most important … because if you are prepared -- you have a plan and you know what you are going to do -- it relieves your anxiety when a disaster does hit," he said.

  • Historic railroad bridge being removed for Route 1 work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Depending on your route to and from Fort Belvoir, you might be used to seeing the railroad bridge situated on Route 1 between Tulley and Pence Gates. This railroad bridge has historical ties to Fort Belvoir, and it's going to be torn down soon. As part of the widening of Route 1, the trestle bridge has to be demolished, said Christopher Daniel, Fort Belvoir's architecture historian, contracted through URS Corporation.

  • Peace Corps tour to aid Soldier's medical career

    Sep 18, 2014

    Spc. Evan Franklin, graduated Basic Combat Training here Sept. 12, his first step in an Army career in medicine, a field that keeps popping up in his life.

  • Are you ready for 'back to school?'

    Sep 18, 2014

    As my Facebook page is flooded with pictures of my friends' goofy-looking kids, it occurs to me that the whole back-to-school thing is pretty much for the little ones.

  • Northern Virginia Regional Commission teams with vRide to provide commuting options

    Sep 18, 2014

    Fort Belvoir commuters will soon have more options to get to and from post by faster, less expensive, and schedule-friendly means. The Northern Virginia Regional Commission has partnered with vRide so Belvoir-based commuters can use the www.vride.com website and free App to find, and join car and van pools.

  • Belvoir Soldiers selected for Warrior Games team

    Sep 18, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to and affiliated with Fort Belvoir's Warrior Transition Battalion have earned slots on the team of select athletes that will represent the Army in the 2014 Warrior Games, Sept. 28-Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Current Belvoir WTB Soldiers Spc. Jason Blair and Spc. Jennifer Pariona, and former Belvoir WTB Soldier retired Maj. John Arbino, will be competing at the prestigious Games, and current National Capital Region CSF-2 Training Center Master Resilience Trainer Graham Block will continue providing resilience and performance enhancement training for the Army Cycling Team.

  • Five Soldiers selected for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

    Sep 18, 2014

    US Army Selects Five Soldiers for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program

  • USAG Bamberg closes after 69 years of US Army presence

    Sep 17, 2014

    After nearly 70 years of American Soldiers in Bamberg, Germany, the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg colors were cased and the American flag was lowered for the final time Sept. 12, 2014.

  • First VMC Pet Awareness Day Saturday at Hoekstra Field

    Sep 17, 2014

    Vicenza Military Community Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host its first-ever Pet Awareness Day Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoekstra Field on Caserma Ederle. While the day is designed to be fun filled for everyone attending, the event will highlight on- and off-post agencies providing detailed information on the many intricacies of owning and caring for pets while living in the Vicenza Military Community.

  • 410th Soldiers feel at home on the range

    Sep 17, 2014

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas- Soldiers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade got back to basics August 25-28 working on their marksmanship and chemical biological skills here. According to Sgt. 1st Class Julio Calzada, 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, more than 35 Soldiers qualified on their assigned weapons during the training.

  • DES Commemorates 9/11 With Tribute To First Responders

    Sep 17, 2014

    Three stained-glass panels designed to pay tribute to the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks were presented to the Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services in a ceremony on Sept. 11.

  • 699th Maintenance Company inactivated at NTC and Fort Irwin

    Sep 17, 2014

    The 699th Maintenance Company cased its colors during an inactivation ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Sept. 15. The "Marauders" company served under the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, and was stationed here since 1997. The maintenance company provided direct and field-level maintenance, by conducting on-system repair and replacement, and returning equipment to users.

  • The Army people were at my school today: 80th TC Soldiers visit Danbury Conn. boys academy

    Sep 17, 2014

    Kamaal Mclean-Felix had an unforgettable 13th birthday surprise when six Reserve Soldiers from the 80th Training Command (TASS) presented him with a birthday gift, then asked his classmates to join in and sing happy birthday at Pathways Academy, Danbury, Conn. Sept. 10, 2014. The eighth grader scored a camouflage blanket and a handmade greeting card signed by all six Soldiers. They also brought cupcakes, which Mclean-Felix's classmates eagerly ingested in recognition of the occasion.

  • Local government officials take a tour around Cp. Casey, Hovey

    Sep 16, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Newly employed Dongducheon officials visit Camp Casey and Camp Hovey to learn about U.S. military installations in South Korea and take a tour around post September 15, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The visit included briefs about each unit here followed by the visitors taking a look at the various equipment used by the Army.

  • New Fort McCoy housing to feature energy-efficient systems

    Sep 16, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy's new housing construction will feature energy-efficient technology to provide heating, cooling and hot water. According to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Master Planner Brian Harrie, 42 new homes will include geothermal heat sources that will provide all heat and air conditioning to units. Additionally, domestic hot water will be provided through high-efficiency, instantaneous tank-less natural gas water heaters.

  • Installation community members attend premiere of 'Fort McCoy' movie

    Sep 16, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Dozens of installation community members took part in the first U.S. showing of the movie, "Fort McCoy," Sept. 3 at Ho-Chunk Cinema in Tomah, Wis. "Fort McCoy" is a drama written, co-produced and co-directed by Kate Connor, who also stars in the film, playing her real-life grandmother. Based on a true story, she shares the experience of her mother's family in the American Army and prisoner of war camp at Fort McCoy in the summer of 1944.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • Driver must adjust their driving attitude to mitigate fall's hidden safety hazards

    Sep 16, 2014

    Summer is nearly over. The cool crisp air in the morning, the overcast skies, and the turning of leaves on trees serve as reminders that weather and road conditions are changing.

  • Competing to be the Best

    Sep 16, 2014

    At zero dark thirty, Friday Sept. 5, 2014 two medic Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division met their graders on Fort Polk's Honor Field to see if each one has what it takes to represent the Patriots at Joint Base San Antonio to win the title of "Best Medic."

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Parade field named for Medal of Honor recipient, senator

    Sep 16, 2014

    Future generations of U.S. Army Soldiers will graduate on a field named for late Hawaiian senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel Inouye, as the parade field near the National Infantry Museum was officially dedicated as Inouye Field during a dedication ceremony Sept. 12.

  • Armor, Infantry chiefs discuss future challenges

    Sep 16, 2014

    In addition to senior leaders from across the Army who visited Fort Benning Sept. 8-12 for the Maneuver Warfighter Conference, attendees at the conference also had an opportunity to hear from Fort Benning's own.

  • Maneuver Conference wraps up

    Sep 16, 2014

    DAY 1 - THE BASICS •Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commanding general, discussed maneuver force rigor and training the basics.

  • Camp Zama hosts 5K run/walk, ceremony to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Soldiers, Civilians, family members, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local national employees participated in the 1st annual "True Red, White and Blue" 5K run/walk, held on the morning of Sept. 11, here, to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack events. The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual 9/11 commemorative ceremony at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, later in the evening.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • 2014 MSC September 11th Remembrance Ceremony

    Sep 15, 2014

    Members and friends of the Medical Service Corps gathered at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Sept. 11 to attend a wreath ceremony to remember and honor six Medical Service Corps officers who made the ultimate sacrifice defending this nation.

  • Detroit Arsenal Receives Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award

    Sep 15, 2014

    -- The Detroit Arsenal received the Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program award during a ceremony at Ford World Headquarters on Aug. 26.

  • Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch Takes Over as Provost Marshal General, CID, ACC Commander

    Sep 15, 2014

    During a formal ceremony on September 12, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Parade Field, Brig. Gen. Mark S. Inch assumed responsibility as the Provost Marshal General (PMG) of the U.S. Army and took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, and the Army Corrections Command (ACC).

  • Freight for the Military

    Sep 15, 2014

    MCLB Barstow is the largest military train depot in the continental United States. More than 50 million pounds of equipment and vehicle freight transfer through MCLB every month in support of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Programs, Child Youth Services hold first Teen Council meeting

    Sep 13, 2014

    Caleb Strother celebrated his 15th birthday Sept. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Readiness Programs' inaugural Teen Council meeting which took place in Sterling, Va., Sept. 5-7. Strother, whose father Woodson is a sergeant first class in the 94th Training Division, commends his parents for suggesting that he volunteer as a council member. "If I was home I'd probably just hang out, play Xbox, and maybe go out for dinner, but being here getting to know these new people is really fun," Strother said.

  • Cyber CoE holds first change of command

    Sep 12, 2014

    Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson relinquished command of the Cyber CoE and Fort Gordon to Stephen G. Fogarty during the center's first-ever change-of-command ceremony held on Barton Field. Patterson took command of the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon in July 2012.

  • PCSing to Vicenza, Italy? Inconvenience claims can compensate for vehicle shipment delays

    Sep 12, 2014

    Joining the Vicenza Military Community, as a Soldier or Department of the Army civilian, can be one of the most rewarding assignments you will have in your career. However, PCSing overseas is not without unique challenges, and shipping your vehicle can be one of them.

  • In suicide prevention, repairing problems earliest is best

    Sep 12, 2014

    People considering suicide as an option may be dealing with one small issue left unrepaired, or they may be dealing with multiple issues. Typically, issues, whatever they may be, start out small and grow over time.

  • Army pilots Civilian Acculturation program to familiarize new hires with Army culture, mission

    Sep 12, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- As part of the Army Civilian Workforce Transformation Program, the Army has launched the Army Civilian Acculturation pilot program at several installations across the Army in an effort to better integrate new Civilian employees into the Department of the Army.

  • Combined Federal Campaign: Fundraising starts with kickoff event

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Heart of Alabama Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event will take place Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at The Landing.

  • CFC: Universal Giving offers new opportunities

    Sep 12, 2014

    A new Combined Federal Campaign program, which was tested in this area over the last three years, allows donors to choose a localized charity that might be on the other side of the country.

  • Day in the Life: Firefighters take pride in life-saving mission

    Sep 12, 2014

    Being a minority in any Military Occupational Specialty can seem intimidating to many, but to the active-duty ladies of the Fort Rucker Fire Department, it's just another day in the life.

  • Fort Leavenworth dedicates library in honor of Rep. Ike

    Sep 12, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a public ceremony renaming the library at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, Sept. 12, 2014.

  • Girls Night Out: DFMWR event helps ladies de-stress

    Sep 12, 2014

    A night of fun filled with laughter, dancing, prizes, giveaways and even a fashion show is what nearly 300 women from the surrounding communities were able to experience during Fort Rucker's eighth Girls Night Out.

  • Soldiers sacrifice time off to help Wiregrass communities

    Sep 12, 2014

    Wiregrass communities continue to depend on Fort Rucker volunteers to help accomplish many worthwhile projects.

  • Traffic changes at Fort's East Gate begin Monday due to major construction

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The east gate on Fort Huachuca receives a major facelift beginning Monday. The project will impact traffic flow into the installation and there will be delays.

  • Young artist helps local PD catch criminals through her work

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - Makenzie Sargent, 18, was one of two students whose ideas were blended together to create a colorful new logo and poster the police department is using as part of their Crime Solvers program. The posters will be displayed in area buildings to show that the business actively works with the SVPD to identify and arrest criminals. The logo appears on the Crime Solvers website.

  • Steelhead Triathlon

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - "We had a total of 150 participants, including team members," said Leslie Woods, chief of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. Woods founded the triathlon, consisting of swimming, biking and running, in 1994, and has continued organizing the event every year since.

  • Logistics Readiness Center provides different facets of support on post

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Arizona, Arizona - Formerly known as the Fort Huachuca Directorate of Logistics, the LRC is part of the 404th Army Field Support Brigade, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. On Fort Huachuca, the 230 LRC person-workforce, a mix of Department of the Army Civilians and contractors, serve 17,127 Soldiers and Civilians.

  • Assessing Army Safety

    Sep 12, 2014

    As the new director of Army Safety and commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, I look forward to working with Army leaders and safety professionals at all levels to preserve our Army's readiness through the prevention of accidental loss of our Soldiers, civilians, Family members and vital resources. First, however, I'd like to recognize some of those whose efforts have been so instrumental in turning the accidental loss arrow downward over the past few years.

  • Army Medical Service Corps remembers fallen comrades

    Sep 12, 2014

    US Army Medical Service Corps remembers it's fallen comrades

  • APG K-9 team is 'top dog'

    Sep 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG Directorate of Emergency Services Police Department has three officers who are little-known to most people living or working on post. They don't drive patrol cars, collect salaries, or even walk upright.

  • APG News begins observance of Vietnam War Commemoration

    Sep 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Few Americans had ever heard of the Gulf of Tonkin prior to Aug. 2, 1964 and those who did had no idea how a confrontation between three North Vietnamese torpedo boats and one U.S. destroyer in that gulf would change world history.

  • APG continues mosquito testing for West Nile Virus

    Sep 12, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - As part of APG's continued commitment to the health and safety of the community, the U.S. Army Kirk Medical Clinic Preventive Medicine unit at APG routinely identifies and samples mosquito breeding areas for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV). These breeding areas include stagnant pools of water.

  • 402nd AFSB conducts assumption of responsibility ceremony

    Sep 12, 2014

  • Carlisle Barracks unveils McConnell Youth Center

    Sep 12, 2014

    Carlisle Barracks officially unveiled a brand new Youth Center -- a terrific Army investment in our youth and named in honor of a former member of our community -- during a ceremony Sept. 12 here. Retired Gen. Richard Cody, former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and Maj. Gen. Bill Rapp, Army War College Commandant, celebrated the introduction the center, named in honor of Army Sergeant Andrew McConnell, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Remembering 9/11, one step at a time

    Sep 12, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The World Trade Center towers had 110 floors and that is exactly how many floors two arsenal firefighters symbolically marched up yesterday to honor their fallen comrades who perished in New York City on 9/11

  • Comedian weaves humor with substance abuse, suicide awareness

    Sep 12, 2014

    Bernie McGrenahan, a comedian and recovering alcoholic who has been sober for 25 years, wanted people to loosen up during the Happy Hour Comedy Tour, before diving into the subject of substance abuse and suicide, he said. Fort Belvoir's Army Abuse Assistance Program hosted McGrenahan's Happy Hour Comedy Tour, Sept. 3 at the Community Center.

  • Belvoir Neck part of the history for the Battle of the White House

    Sep 12, 2014

    Two hundred years ago, part of the Battle of the White House was fought on Fort Belvoir. You might not know it because it's not written in the history books, said Patrick O'Neill, a former Fort Belvoir historian and independent researcher, historian and archaeologist. O'Neill hosted a tour, Friday at the Belvoir Ruins trail and told the story of the longest battle of the War of 1812. Friday marked exactly 200 years, as the battle took place Sept. 1-5, 1814, he said. More than 15 people attended the tour.

  • Belvoir Girl Scouts recruit new members during Campfire event

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Belvoir Girl Scouts Service Unit 53-5 met with new Families to the installation and current troop members during the Welcome Back Campfire at the Scout Hut, Friday. New and current Scouts made crafts, built a fire to make S'mores and watched the "Homestead Ernie" skit. The goal was to recruit new members to the Girl Scouts.

  • Volunteers needed for coastal cleanup on post

    Sep 12, 2014

    Fort Belvoir is joining in on keeping coastal areas clean as part of the 29th annual International Coastal Cleanup, 8 a.m.-noon, Sept. 27 on Fort Belvoir's shorelines of the Potomac River. The Environmental and Natural Resources Division, seeks volunteers to help in the cleanup of the Accotink Bay, Pohick Bay and Dogue Creek. Interested volunteers should wear weather-appropriate work clothes and meet at the Environmental Education Center.

  • Job Hunter classes teach military spouses search options, preparation techniques

    Sep 12, 2014

    Military spouses at Fort Belvoir will learn how to search for jobs, edit their resumes and dress to project a professional image during the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program office's Job Hunter Resource classes beginning Friday at the ACS building. The 12-week course meets every Friday. Spouses will learn inexpensive places to shop for career clothes and proper accessorizing for the work place. They will also be taught how to properly develop their career portfolio and cover letter.

  • Belvoir Special Response Team brings specific capabilities

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Military District of Washington's Special Response Team trains daily to respond to unique law enforcement situations in the National Capital Region. The SRT is comprised of Department of the Army civilian police and military police officers from Fort Belvoir Directorate of Emergency Services and the 289th Military Police Detachment at Fort Myer, Va., trained to respond to high risk law enforcement situations in the NCR.

  • The tank that never was: prototype makes state's endangered artifacts list

    Sep 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Undoubtedly, the Skeleton Tank is a remnant of a bygone era, but it once warranted consideration as a potential solution to the problem of trench warfare during World War I.

  • KHPC challenges Belvoir community to be fittest

    Sep 12, 2014

    More than 100 servicemembers and civilians from the Fort Belvoir community braved soaring temperatures and stifling humidity to put months of training to the ultimate test at the Kawamura Human Performance Center's inaugural Who's The Fittest competition, Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and hosted by Joe Castro, KHPC fitness program director, pitted a roster full of highly prepared two-person teams in a grueling fitness competition among military services and units that included a mixture of strong man, power lifting, and CrossFit exercises.

  • Wounded Soldiers find healing in golf program

    Sep 12, 2014

    More than 50 Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and Family members from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center learned the basics of golf at the Golf Club, Saturday during an adaptive sports clinic. The clinic is designed to introduce wounded, injured and ill servicemembers to the game, promote therapeutic rehabilitation and encourage outdoor recreation. The program, begun in 2008 by Steve Greiner, Professional Golfers Association member and Golf Club instructor, aims to provide Soldiers with opportunities to develop their skills in driving, putting, chipping and engaging in regulation play.

  • Protecting Environment With Hazard-Free Helicopter Solvents

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leslie Hasenbein has a lot of dirt and grease on her mind. But it's not of the garden variety or the household strain. It doesn't involve making hands germ-free, getting stains out of clothes or making the kitchen spotless. Rather, it has to do with the dirt and grease that invariably lands in all kinds of places on the Army's helicopters.

  • Community-Based Soldier Care Unit Closes Its Doors

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone has officially lost a tenant due to the Army's transformation. Redstone Arsenal's Community Based Warrior Transition Unit-Alabama, which served wounded, ill or injured Soldiers convalescing with family in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi or Louisiana, closed its doors of service during an inactivation ceremony Friday.

  • October Event Honors Deployed Service Members

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the nation remembers the thousands lost on what has become known as Patriot Day, there is another upcoming national holiday that recognizes those service members who have fought in the Global War on Terrorism launched by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • There's Nothing Funny About Falls

    Sep 12, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (Sept. 12, 2014) Slips, trips and falls have been a sure way to get a laugh in many cultures over the years. Human beings have been falling over their own feet ever since they first began to walk. However, except in slapstick comedy, falls are simply not funny. In fact, the subject of falls is extremely serious. Did you know that falls are one of the top leading causes of accidental death? In case you are thinking that falls are only a danger to people who work on scaffolds and steel girders up in the sky, think again. Most falls (67 percent) actually occur on the same level and are caused by just slipping on something or tripping over an obstacle.

  • Horsin' around, therapy that's fun

    Sep 12, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (Sept. 12, 2014) Rock Island Arsenal's Exceptional Family Member Program, in coordination with the New Kingdom Trailriders and Schone's Friendship Farm, hosted a therapeutic horse riding activity for Rock Island Arsenal's exceptional family members on Friday, Sept. 12. Eight military families made the trek out to the Schone's farm in rural Milan, Illinois, to participate in this recreational activity.

  • Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

    Sep 11, 2014

    The newest Intrepid Spirit Center officially opened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2014.

  • Soldiers shake off two-week exercise with Bde. run

    Sep 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted advisor for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leads brigade noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers on a espirit de corps run August 29, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The run was in celebration of completing the two-week long Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise and focused on building unit cohesion and morale within the brigade.

  • Wiesbaden welcomes American volksmarch club

    Sep 11, 2014

  • National Preparedness Month: Be smart, take part, prepare

    Sep 11, 2014

  • Breckenheim leaders get a look at airfield

    Sep 11, 2014

  • ID scanning to start at Fort Jackson gates

    Sep 11, 2014

    A new security measure will be going into place next week at Fort Jackson's gates. While installation security has been testing the program for several weeks, the Defense Biometrics Identification System, or DBIDS, will go into full effect beginning Monday. DBIDS is a handheld screening device used to scan Department of Defense identification cards.

  • Historic unit awards scholarships

    Sep 11, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Benson Uche, assigned to the Fort Jackson Student Detachment, and Sgt. Sandra San Roman, Reception Holding Unit, 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), are this year's recipients of the 100th Infantry Division and Pfc. Henry B. Williams Jr. Scholarship.

  • Army All-stars test mettle against pro prospects

    Sep 11, 2014

  • Fort Leonard Wood evaluates new decon system

    Sep 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood evaluated a new Contamination Indicator Decontamination Assurance System, or CIDAS, that its developers say will change Army doctrine and save lives and resources. "CIDAS has the ability to indicate contamination within five minutes and additionally provide a visual footprint on exactly where the contamination is located," said Avery Woods, Capability Development and Integration Directorate training specialist/ developer. "It will change Army doctrine/tactics, techniques and procedures for all phases of decontamination and will save lives, resources and time by introducing a new methodology of decontaminating only what needs to be decontaminated," Woods added. Soldiers from CDID displayed the chemical detection system during a warfighter demonstration Aug. 27 at the Lt. Terry Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Responder Training Facility. This event allowed CDID the opportunity to assess the prototype and provide feedback to the designers. The CIDAS contains two chemicals that when combined at the nozzle, comes out orange in color. The mixture changes to red in the presence of a contaminant. This color change takes approximately five minutes compared to the 45 minutes it takes with solutions currently in use, saving time, money and ultimately lives. Woods added that the new system will allow for pinpoint decontamination as opposed to having to complete the whole-item process each time. "Current doctrine for Detailed Equipment Decontamination employs a five-step process that, for a single vehicle, requires 400 gallons of water and 65 minutes to complete thorough decontamination operations," Woods said. The Soldiers evaluated the small-scale applicator, which is in a backpack design with a handheld applicator to be used for immediate decontamination. There is also a mid-scale applicator and a large-scale applicator. The mid-scale applicator was designed for contamination on vehicles, personnel, equipment and evidence; this is scheduled for distribution to U.S. Army Special Operations Command teams. Large-scale CIDAS systems will be issued to CBRN platoons, reconnaissance and surveillance teams in support of decontamination operations and technical decontamination operations. Staff Sgt. Terry Cabrera, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command training developer, was one of the Soldiers participating in the evaluation process. He said the backpack design is similar to that of the Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE design. He added that it had a comfortable fit. "Soldiers will benefit from this spray-on method," Cabrera said. "It provides signs of point detection with a chemical substance as opposed to a general area like other legacy detectors. It is not only lightweight, but also configured as most load-bearing equipment." Cabrera added that being mobile is a necessity on the battlefield. Despite having a couple of suggestions for minor modifications, Cabrera said he can see himself and other Soldiers using the CIDAS equipment. "Although this program/equipment is in its development stage, this is a very intuitive piece of equipment for point detection," Cabrera said. According to Woods, Soldiers can expect to see the CIDAS being issued for use in 2019.

  • Slideshow: TRADOC DSoY/PSoy competition

    Sep 11, 2014

    Soldiers gathered at Fort Jackson to participate in the 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year/AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition. The TRADOC-hosted event brought 15 Soldiers from various installations to Fort Jackson for a four-day event that ends Sept. 11, 2014.

  • R2C2 class opening to NATO

    Sep 11, 2014

    Starting in 2015, international students will be head to Fort Leonard Wood for the Route Reconnaissance and Clearance Course.

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