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  • Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

    Feb 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training -- he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations. It's comments like these that have kept training participants engaged and the presentation going since September 2009.

  • Senior NCO relinquishes responsibility one day, assumes it again next

    Feb 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Command Sgt. Maj. James Ramsey, outgoing 111th Military Intelligence Brigade command sergeant major, relinquished responsibility in a ceremony at Chaffee Parade Field Monday and assumed responsibility again Tuesday as the incoming Fort Huachuca Garrison command sergeant major.

  • IMCOM Presidents' Day Message 2014

    Feb 14, 2014

  • CDC earns national NAEYC accreditation for programs

    Feb 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Child Development Programs, the New Beginnings and Expanding Horizons Child Development Center and the Part Day Strong Beginnings Program located in the School Age Center, received notification that they earned the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC, accreditation Jan. 24.

  • Smith Middle School technology students win 'Best in State' title

    Feb 14, 2014

    Colonel Smith Middle School put its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM curriculum to the test to enter Verizon's second annual Innovative App Challenge.

  • Take charge of heart health today, this month

    Feb 14, 2014

    Fort Huachucca, Az. - Today is Valentine's Day, when many people give chocolates in heart shaped containers to those they care about. A lesser-known event associated with a certain type of diet and the heart is National Heart Month which we celebrate each February.

  • Remembering the early years of counterintelligence, 22 February 1918

    Feb 14, 2014

    When Major (later Major General) Ralph Van Deman finally succeeded in setting up the Military Intelligence Division, or MID, in 1917, he was particularly concerned about the country's weakness in counterintelligence.

  • First Army officer speaks about contributions of black veterans and families

    Feb 14, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Maj. Terry Saul of First Army spoke about the commitment of African American veterans and their families at a luncheon hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Feb. 13.

  • Fort McCoy's Housing Division makes historic move to South Post to better serve customers

    Feb 14, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- It's a culmination of years of hard work by the Fort McCoy staff. For the recipients of housing services on Fort McCoy, this is a pretty big deal. For the first time in the post's history, the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Housing Division offices and warehouses are centrally located for their customers in the Family housing area on South Post. The move includes the reopening of the renovated South Post Community Center, building 6158, which also is home to the DPW Housing Division offices. Adjacent to the community center is a new housing warehouse -- building 6167 -- that includes a Self-help Center for housing residents.

  • Fort McCoy timber harvest improves training capability for Young Air Assault Strip

    Feb 14, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A timber sale on South Post is supporting Fort McCoy's strategic objectives, improving Young Air Assault Strip (YAAS) and generating revenue for future forestry initiatives. "The sale was initiated to improve YAAS by removing trees that are impacting the flight path of aircraft into the airstrip," said James Kerkman, Fort McCoy forester. The sale, which pays the Army more than $26,000, was awarded in December 2012 and has an estimated volume of 695 cords and 67,000 board feet of timber.

  • Hundreds brave Wisconsin's bitter cold temps at Winter Extravaganza

    Feb 14, 2014

  • BACH honors patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 14, 2014

    With the help of volunteers, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offered patients free chair massages, kid�'s face painting as well as weight management and healthy eating classes the first week of February in honor of National Patient Recognition Month.

  • Humphreys launches new Youth Center TV show

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day."

  • Humphreys Hero

    Feb 13, 2014

    Andrea Vegvari is our February 2014 "Humphreys Hero" for the USAG-Humphreys Volunteer Program. Andrea has logged more than 600 hours of volunteer service during the past year as Editor-Administrator for the Camp Humphreys Wives/Spouses Group Facebook Page. Through her outstanding dedication and perseverance, this social-media site provides spouses within the community up-to-date information, and enables instant dialog among member spouses which significantly enhances everyone's quality of life. This initiative also contributes significantly to sponsorship efforts for incoming families by providing them a wealth of information, networking, and timely responses to questions they may have prior to departing their current location. She also assists with conducting "Lunch with the Ladies," a weekly Wednesday off-post social event that encourages spouses to explore the local communities while strengthening friendship bonds and self-sufficiency. Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts on behalf of our community. Contact Hal Mullen, USAG-H ACS Volunteer Coordinator at 753-3266 or email harold.j.mullen.civ@mail.mil if you want to nominate a candidate for our monthly Humphreys Hero recognition.

  • Record numbers turn out for fun run, Polar Bear Plunge

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Chilling screams could be heard. There was cold anticipation in the air, with breath visible, and then, all at once…feet fiercely splashing against ice cold water as a herd of people desperately tried to reach the other side.

  • Exercise validates school lockdown, evacuation plans

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- In an effort to make sure students, staff and faculty know the proper procedures in the event of a school lockdown or evacuation, Humphreys Central Elementary School and Humphreys Middle/High School, with the help of the garrison staff, conducted an exercise here Jan. 30.

  • Command message: Celebrate Presidents Day safely

    Feb 13, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, highlights the importance of Washington's Birthday, or Presidents Day, as well as staying safe over the long weekend.

  • Aviation leaders target future, sustainment

    Feb 13, 2014

    More than 150 senior leaders returned to the home of Army Aviation at Fort Rucker Feb. 3-6 to chart the Branch's future.

  • AAAA issues top honors to Aviation units, people

    Feb 13, 2014

    Hundreds came together at the U.S Army Aviation Museum during the Senior Leaders' Dinner to honor Army Aviation Soldiers receiving recognition during the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America National Function Awards ceremony Feb. 5.

  • Gold Star Families: Fort Rucker hosts survivors for tour

    Feb 13, 2014

    Most of the time, flight students are the ones receiving simulator briefs, but on Feb. 8, 19 Families were honored when they received private Warrior Hall tours as part of a celebration to recognize Gold Star Families from the region -- a designation given to spouses, parents and other relatives of fallen service members.

  • Program offers child care, career opportunity

    Feb 13, 2014

    For busy and working Families, Fort Rucker's Family Child Care program offers a way for parents to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes, and also a career opportunity for those looking for a job.

  • Students learn importance of exercise, diet, oral hygiene

    Feb 13, 2014

    Often in this growing age of technology and fast food, children as young as 3 are becoming obese.

  • Heart Health: Small steps now stave off future problems

    Feb 13, 2014

    Even though February is the shortest of all the months, it's still enough time to make some big improvements to your heart health.

  • Gym Rat: Program offers motivation, T-shirts, healthy lifestyle

    Feb 13, 2014

    Many people say that the hardest part about working out is finding the motivation to get up and do it, but a new, free program is trying to help by providing a little push to help get in shape.

  • Flu here: Don't forget to vaccinate

    Feb 13, 2014

    The flu season is in full swing in most of the United States, including Oklahoma. The Centers for Disease Control has noted that most of the flu circulating in the country is H1N1, commonly called the �"swine flu."

  • Avenger crew members transition to C-RAM

    Feb 13, 2014

    About 70 Soldiers from B Battery, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., performed live-fire Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar training.

  • Commentary: Virtual tool ensures positive reality

    Feb 13, 2014

    This commentary is about the 214th Fires Brigade's Command Virtual Open Door Policy that gives Soldiers a direct email address to the brigade commander and command sergeant major to address concerns.

  • Soldiers conquer fears, ascend new heights in physical readiness

    Feb 13, 2014

    1st Lt. Jeshurun Plumb takes anyone he can convince to rock climb the faces of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

  • Fires Center scores high on training

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence proved it knows how to train Soldiers and that the organizations themselves can pass a test. The FCoE recently went through the Training and Doctrine Command accreditation process and received a 98-percent average, one of the highest ratings given in TRADOC and across the Army.

  • Service members, veterans captured on canvas

    Feb 13, 2014

    Artist donates time to military family members to teach them how to paint their heroes.

  • Despite snow, freezing temperatures Basic Combat Soldiers keep training

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Below-freezing temperatures may have slowed operations last week, but Basic Combat Training kept moving right along. As commanders watched the projected forecast for the week, plans were made to make sure trainees were still receiving the proper training.

  • Future of Fort Gordon on display during McHugh visit

    Feb 12, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh got an up-close look at the future of Fort Gordon, Ga., Feb. 10, 2014, during an afternoon visit to the installation.

  • Army daughter wins bronze in Olympic team figure skating

    Feb 12, 2014

    Army family member Ashley Wagner helped Team USA win a bronze medal in the inaugural team figure-skating event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Garrison leaders, parents discuss community child safety

    Feb 12, 2014

    Parents and other members of the community gathered for a Parental Advisory Council meeting at the Child, Youth and School Services School-Age Center, Jan. 29.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, ARDEC help ring in Chinese Lunar New Year

    Feb 12, 2014

    Expressing a new year's greeting in Chinese, Armaments Research Development and Engineering Center Director, Gerardo Melendez, said "Gung Hay Fat Choy," to welcome nearly 200 employees to the 2014 Picatinny Chinese Lunar New Year Luncheon on Jan. 24 at the Qin Dynasty restaurant in Parsippany.

  • Makings of an artist -- FMWR employee takes plunge into oil painting

    Feb 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Picture Perfect Frame Shop employee Elena Holmes had known her friend and co-worker Ilona Shuvalova for seven years but had no inkling of her artistic talent.

  • Incorporating tenets of Performance Triad into daily routine pays off

    Feb 12, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. (Retired) Michael Marshall, a 56-year-old Department of the Army Civilian at Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in San Antonio, TX, has been incorporating the tenets of the Performance Triad into his daily routine for some time now. His weight went from 247 lbs. to an astonishing 153 lbs., taking it �"one pound and one day at a time." The journey began for him in October of 2009 until he reached his weight loss goal in September of 2013. Marshall believes that while he may have reached his health peak, �"maintaining it can be a challenge within itself."

  • Lee prayer breakfast underscores importance of spiritual resiliency

    Feb 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Faith is among the most common denominators among deployed military personnel, according to Chaplain (Col.) Charles Egert, Combined Arms Support Command and senior U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee chaplain

  • Fort Lee Soldiers learn about civil rights via black history month art exhibition

    Feb 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 12, 2014) -- A creative Black History Month display in the Whiskey Company, 266th Quartermaster Battalion barracks here is showcasing the talents of 19 advanced individual training students while raising awareness of America�'s historic civil rights movement.

  • Main Post hotel to replace outdated lodging

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Chaplain Counseling Center opens

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Performance Triad emphasizes healthy meals, Soldier nutrition

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Instructor earns Ranger tab, becomes honor grad

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Functional training vital for cadre career success

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Global security focus of lunch speaker series

    Feb 12, 2014

  • 70th BSB command team visits HHB, 210th FA Bde. Soldiers

    Feb 11, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- On Warrior Focus Day Lt. Col. Shane Barna (left), the commanding officer of 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Singleton (right), the senior noncommissioned officer of 70th BSB, visit the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde. Feb. 7, 2014, at HHB's conference room on Camp Casey, South Korea. During the visit the command team spoke with the Soldiers about finances, career progression, reviewed counseling packets, and answered questions the Soldiers had about the brigade. The 210th FA Bde. recognizes Soldier' dedication to the unit. They are the centerpiece of the brigade and what enables it to "Fight Tonight." (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 72nd ESB Soldiers give thanks, paint Schweinfurt youth center

    Feb 11, 2014

    With t-shirts, hair and hands covered in tiny white speckles, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion applied the last coats of paint to the interior of Jugendhaus Fränz, a local youth center that 30 days prior was covered in scribbles, doodles and unsightly graffiti.

  • Environmental Club: Students look for ways to help save resources

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Changing a culture doesn't happen overnight. That's one of the messages Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works, shared with Wiesbaden High School's Environmental Club during a visit to the school Feb. 5.

  • AWAG Conference provides wealth of skills seminars for volunteers

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hessen Area "Americans Working Around the Globe," or AWAG volunteers, gathered at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Jan. 28 for their annual conference focused on developing the "total volunteer."

  • Six Wiesbaden youths soar to Scouting's highest rank

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Improving a drainage and erosion problem on a World War I memorial trail, constructing a dog obstacle course, restoring a fruit orchard -- sound like jobs for engineers? These were among the many service projects performed by members of Troop 107 on their way to earning Eagle Scout recognition.

  • Sexual assault prevention trainer makes it personal

    Feb 11, 2014

    "If you could keep one person safe, who would it be?" asks the petite woman in front of a roomful of military police men and women. "Bring that person to your mind's eye and constantly reflect on that person throughout this training."

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run to test limits, again

    Feb 11, 2014

    Deadline to sign up is March 3 for the 2nd Annual Grafenwoehr Rugged Terrain Obstacle Run, April 12.

  • Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as 'gem'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, 2014, to welcome back the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as they returned from Afghanistan, where the division headquarters has spent the last year commanding Regional Command-East.

  • At Hohenfels, Gamble gives it her best shot

    Feb 11, 2014

    Tigers Rifle captain sets her sights on next year's target.

  • Winners in 2013 Army Digital Photo Contest Announced

    Feb 11, 2014

    The Army recognized the artistic eye of enlisted Soldiers, commissioned officers and civilians alike for their simple and true captures of garrison life around the world in the 2013 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • ANA Wolfhound Class

    Feb 11, 2014

    Afghan National Army soldiers with the 203rd Corps test out the Wolfhound Handheld Warning System device at Forward Operating Thunder, Paktiya province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2014. The new device will allow ANA soldiers to hear enemy radio communication. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Dixie Rae Liwanag/ Released)

  • 168 Eagles strong on APG

    Feb 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A total of 168 bald eagles were counted on APG during the 2014 Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey that was conducted by helicopter Jan. 12.

  • DoT program provides subsidy for mass transit users

    Feb 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Army civilians and Soldiers can receive up to $130 to offset mass transit expenses with the Mass Transportation Benefit Program (MTBP) funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT). These transportation options include vanpools, buses and trains.

  • Historic Bldg. 310 remains symbol for APG

    Feb 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Ask anyone at APG which physical structure best represents the installation and they will most likely tell you Bldg. 310. Built in 1918 as the original post headquarters, the white, wood-and-brick building has served as a symbol for APG for close to a century.

  • 'We shall overcome';19th ESC reenacts civil rights march

    Feb 11, 2014

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) reenacted the Selma to Montgomery march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., embedding core values of ethnic equality and justice to the Soldiers, Jan. 13, on U.S. Army Garrison Daegu's Camp Henry.

  • USAG Daegu CSM addresses challenges, change, philosophy and values

    Feb 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Command Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Diggs Sr. talks about the changes has seen over his career, the challenges facing today's Soldiers, his personal philosophy and values at the mid-point of his tour as the Daegu Garrison CSM.

  • Yongsan, K-16 sign 'sporting agreement' with ROK

    Feb 11, 2014

    Seungnam Airbase hosted a ceremonial event to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between 15th Special Missions Wing (SMW) and USAG Yongsan, K-16 installation, Feb 6.

  • Army recognizes innovative environmental practices, partnerships

    Feb 10, 2014

    One ammunition plant, three installations, and three environmental teams recognized for their outstanding environmental and sustainability program achievements with Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for fiscal year 2013. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.

  • Vanguard military police certify with painful spray

    Feb 10, 2014

    "It kind of feels like somebody getting gasoline, pouring it on your face and lighting a match," said Spc. Joshua Willison, a military police officer with the military police platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. "The worst pain in your life ever... and it doesn't stop."

  • Wounded Warriors set sights on Sochi gold

    Feb 10, 2014

    Three wounded warriors who recovered at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, are aiming to glide to gold in Sochi, Russia, next month.

  • Safety manager: Attention to detail imperative to personal weapons safety

    Feb 10, 2014

    Service members are among the most highly-trained personnel in the world and weapons safety training is second to none.

  • Gate security still top priority

    Feb 10, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's chief of police recently reviewed gate security protocol with The Pentagram and asked for patience while motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians enter the joint base during the busiest traffic times daily, as well as during special events, including funerals and retirement ceremonies.

  • SB Tax Center opens for 2014

    Feb 10, 2014

    Benjamin Franklin once said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes," and now that we're already a week into February, rest assured, the dreaded April 15 deadline for tax returns will be here before you know it.

  • Common Core Standards impact Hawaii education future

    Feb 10, 2014

    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a state-led effort developed in coordination with teachers, school administrators and experts to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare children for college and the workforce.

  • ACS workshop to focus on 'Home Alone' keiki issues

    Feb 10, 2014

    Parents with children between the ages of 9 (soon to be 10) and 12 are invited to participate with their children in an educational workshop to help prepare children for being left unsupervised.

  • AAA celebrates a successful move

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Employees from the APG Army Audit Agency Field Office celebrated relocating to Bldg. 4118 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 30.

  • New chaplain comes from eclectic background

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Maj. James B. Collins was answering a lifelong calling when he decided to become a Catholic priest. It just took him a while to realize it.

  • Being a chaplain assistant is an act of good faith

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Spc. Billy Jack Pardue likes to tell an amusing anecdote. It's about an evening when he was having dinner with a priest and a rabbi who were sharing a timeworn joke about a priest and a rabbi having dinner.

  • Congressional staffers visit APG

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For a quartet of Maryland congressional staffers, the overview briefings and tour of APG on Monday, Feb. 3, offered a unique glimpse into the inner workings of the installation, as well as insight into why APG is a crucial component of the local economy and landscape. They saw how APG contributes greatly to the Army's defense of the nation and helps pave the way for scientific and technological research and innovation in the private sector.

  • Soldiers see Russian history at Sochi Opening Ceremony

    Feb 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and Army National Guard witnessed a dazzling exhibition of Russian history during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

  • Lunar New Year volunteers deliver rice, friendship

    Feb 9, 2014

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, helped celebrate the Lunar New Year by volunteering to deliver rice, ramen and toiletries to the less fortunate in a nearby community, Jan. 28, 2014.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • Col. George H. Sharpe appointed Army of the Potomac's intelligence chief, Feb. 11, 1863

    Feb 7, 2014

    During the first two bloody days of fighting in the decisive battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces battered General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac. Shortly after nightfall on the second day, General Meade assembled a Council of War. The primary question was whether the Army of the Potomac should remain at Gettysburg or fall back to a position closer to its supply base. After little debate, Meade and his Corps commanders unanimously agreed to stay and fight a defensive action the third day. The result was both a tactical victory, as an exhausted Confederate army retreated from Union territory and a strategic victory as it renewed northern support for continuing the war.

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at Vicenza prayer breakfast

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, spoke to Vicenza Military Community members during the annual prayer breakfast Feb. 7.

  • Dinwiddie native becomes senior CASCOM NCO

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham, Sr., as the command�'s top noncommissioned officer during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Feb. 7.

  • Fort Wainwright Police officers hone skills to nab intoxicated drivers

    Feb 7, 2014

    Getting drivers who are under the influence of alcohol off the road has long been a priority for law enforcement professionals throughout the nation.

  • Fort A.P. Hill adds two new security guards

    Feb 7, 2014

    Two new security guards joined the garrison�'s front line of defense today when they graduated from the Security Guard Academy here. Brandon W. Crabtree and Adrian R. Hamm III completed the challenging six-week academy that included pepper spray training, hands-on defensive tactics, handcuffing, baton training and active shooter techniques.

  • Fort Lee spouse earns USO volunteer of the year award

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- A Fort Lee family member was recognized Jan. 25 as a United Service Organization Volunteer of the Year.

  • Hohenfels springs Super Bowl surprise on deploying Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2014

    Days before deploying, the 504th BSB enjoys the big game.

  • Fort Lee tax center celebrates 26th year of operation

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche is usually a busy man with little time to spare, but he said it was worth the effort to carve out a niche in his schedule to participate in the Tax Assistance Center grand opening Monday at building 6052 on Mekong Road.

  • Civilian Employee helps ensure radio communication is available for everyday missions, emergency sit

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- From military police to snow plow drivers to Soldiers training in the field, one Fort Drum Civilian helps to keep the lines of communication open.

  • Ten Curious Black History Facts

    Feb 6, 2014

    Editor's note: Like that of all histories, that of the African-American is storied, complicated and sometimes distorted. The following vignettes are reflections offer details that about people and events that might have been misunderstood, forgotten or downplayed. FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- 1. The first blacks to join the first permanent English settlement of Jamestown in 1619 were not technically slaves but indentured servants. They, like many of the whites already there, were bound by contract to work for employers anywhere from four to seven years. Many of them fulfilled the provisions of their contract and went on to own property themselves to include slaves. Race-based slavery officially began in the latter part of the century when a number of laws were enacted to counteract the impact of labor shortages. One such law dictated the children born to slave women were bound to that condition for life.

  • Taxation without exasperation: USAG Ansbach community prepares for tax season

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Legal Assistance Office, with support from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, established tax centers at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks.

  • Engineering: It's not just for the boys

    Feb 6, 2014

    When Courtney Edwards was in high school, she wanted to be a chef.

  • Operation Green Dragon -- Training exercise readies officials for anthrax attack

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson emergency managers conduct an exercise to practice the installation's response in case of an anthrax attack.

  • Missile Defense Leader Describes Expanding Mission

    Feb 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a series of test videos that showed interceptors defending against incoming missiles, the director of the Missile Defense Agency shared the nation�'s ballistic missile defense strength with members of the Tennessee Valley of the National Defense Industrial Association on Jan. 28.

  • Reclaim Valentine's Day for you

    Feb 6, 2014

    Commentary on making Valentine's Day a day to celebrate you.

  • 'We're not alone' -- CSF2 offers resiliency course to spouses

    Feb 6, 2014

    Spouses on Fort Jackson take place in a three-day Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program course.

  • Fires Center teams up with South Korean Army

    Feb 6, 2014

  • Soldiers' Chorus vocalist a fixture at Fort Meade

    Feb 6, 2014

    SGM Victor Cenales, the senior bass vocalist in the U.S. Army Field Band's, is the first African-American sergeant major in the history of the Soldiers' Chorus.

  • Fort Jackson conducts Facebook town hall meeting

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson community members had the chance to communicate with representatives from various organizations Tuesday at the garrison's second town hall meeting on Facebook.

  • Chaplains host prayer breakfast

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Fort Jackson community gathered Tuesday morning to observe the National Prayer Breakfast at the NCO Club.

  • DINFOS Expansion Set for 2015 Completion

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Defense Information School is currently adding more than 100-thousand square feet of space to its current facility. Completion is scheduled for 2015.

  • Instructor pilot earns Broken Wing Award

    Feb 6, 2014

    As a flight crew flew a routine mission overseas, a loud bang was heard and the Black Hawk flown by one of Fort Rucker's own began to shake violently as it started to drop out of the sky, but an extraordinary Aviator's actions saved the lives of himself and three others, earning him an award that's rarity is matched only by his heroic actions.

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