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  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • Hot Chelle Rae tours Korea

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- A lively, although somewhat sparse, crowd was on hand to greet the band Hot Chelle Rae, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center, Oct. 14. Most of those in attendance spent the entire concert up front enjoying the band, singing along with the songs they knew and catching guitar pics. The band played for about 75 minutes, featuring its well known hit songs "Tonight, Tonight," "I Like it Like That," and more. Following the concert, 30 people (who waited in line for most of the afternoon for the chance) got to meet, get autographs and take photos with them. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • 70K examples of how an Army arsenal 'gauges' future wars

    Oct 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With a 201-year history of continuous operation, the Army's Watervliet Arsenal has a common challenge that homeowners face every day ̶ How to reduce clutter.

  • APG celebrates Hispanic history, culture

    Oct 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Hispanic history and culture were celebrated during the APG annual observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Myer Auditorium at APG North (Aberdeen) Oct. 1.

  • No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

    Oct 15, 2014

    As the celebrity voice of the Gold Star pins public service announcements, actor Gary Sinise is determined to help raise awareness about military Gold Star families.

  • Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • Youth members learn about fire prevention

    Oct 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 16, 2014) -- Several Camp Zama youth members learned about fire safety and prevention, during "Fire Prevention Week" held on the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area installation, here, from Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

  • Young Survivor gets his flag

    Oct 14, 2014

    On Oct. 3, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden presented Jaleel Thomas-Tamrat one more piece of his father's legacy: an American flag.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • Olympic medalist Soldier-wrestler greets runners at ATM Expo

    Oct 14, 2014

    Sgt. Randi Miller held court Oct. 10-11 as reigning USA Wrestler of the Week by signing autographs and posing for photographs as an ambassador for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's World Class Athlete Program at the Army Ten-Miler Health & Fitness Expo at the D.C. Armory.

  • More than 400 Army Ten-Milers 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 14, 2014

    More than 400 other runners joined in the inaugural Run to Honor campaign, dedicating their runs to both living and fallen U.S. service members. In addition to the Run to Honor campaign, Army Survivor Outreach Services coordinated and entered a Surviving Military Families team into this year's race.

  • Expert: Disease poses little threat here

    Oct 14, 2014

    With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa garnering worldwide media attention, some have expressed concern the disease could find its way to the U.S., perhaps even to Fort Benning.

  • 5 area veterans among Georgia Hall of Fame inductees

    Oct 14, 2014

    Five Columbus area veterans, including former Columbus mayor Robert Poydasheff, will be among the 16 inductees into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Nov. 1.

  • Campaign encourages lithium battery use

    Oct 14, 2014

    With technology becoming an increasingly important factor on the battlefield, one Army organization is trying to make sure Soldiers are powering their devices the proper way.

  • 1-12 Cav returns from Korea deployment

    Oct 14, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and families welcomed home approximately 300 Troopers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment Oct. 13 at Cooper Field here in the first major redeployment from their tour.

  • Boston Market Grand Opening at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss

    Oct 14, 2014

    The first Boston Market restaurant located on a military installation had its official grand opening Oct. 10 at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, Texas

  • Exchange Toy Book Makes Holidays Merry and Bright

    Oct 14, 2014

    Military shoppers hunting for the hottest toys of the season will find holly jolly savings in-store and online with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Toy Book, filled with gifts ideas for kids of all ages.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • Thunder Truck Rodeo Competition

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldier from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Thunder Truck Rodeo competition. The event aimed to enhance the proficiency of vehicle operators in the brigade and to prepare them for the upcoming division competition.

  • Self Defense for Women

    Oct 13, 2014

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response program representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, organized a Self Defense for Women class October 7, 2014 at the Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. During the program students learned effective skills for self defense as well as techniques to increase their situational awareness.

  • Running ten Army miles for fun, honor

    Oct 12, 2014

    Cadet Jaye C. Gamble, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, and his father Jaye, ran this year's Army Ten Miler together--for fun. But, the Joe Callahan Running Club, from the East Tennessee State University ROTC, was running for a different reason--honor, for an alumni killed while training for last years race. Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Callahan was an ROTC graduate of East Tennessee State University was hit by an automobile and killed in 2013 while training for the race. His son ran with the ETSU running club which officially changed its name in Dec., 2013 to the "Joe Callahan Running Club."

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • Soldier Show to stop in Grafenwoehr, Oct. 28-29

    Oct 10, 2014

    "Stand Strong" show is a tribute to Soldiers everywhere

  • Humphreys Garrison Public Affairs Office to host Social Media Workshop

    Oct 10, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office is again offering a Social Media Workshop, Dec. 3-4, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Conference rooms A, B & C). This two-day training opportunity focuses on the unique challenges faced by communicators in the realm of social media. During the workshop, presenters will showcase what others in the fields of public affairs and marketing are doing to engage their key audiences and provide actionable takeaways to help participants leverage the latest in social media communications techniques and technologies.

  • Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11

    Oct 10, 2014

    USAG Bavaria Fire Department reminds residents that working smoke alarms save lives

  • Holiday program ensures families don't go without

    Oct 10, 2014

    The community has an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of military families through the annual Fort Gordon Unit Ministry Teams Holiday Gift Card Program. Each chapel service will have a designated offering on Sunday to collect funds for the program.

  • Oktoberfest tapped with fun, rides

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Fort Gordon Oktoberfest, held Oct. 2 to 5, may not be as large as the one held in Munich, nevertheless, fun activities, food and music were readily available. A wide assortment of carnival rides entertained visitors during the four-day festival which officially kicked off after Col. Samuel G. Anderson, the garrison commander, tapped the keg and toasted the fest. Then many drank some free beer until the keg ran dry.

  • Marine tribute to honor fallen heroes

    Oct 10, 2014

    The 10th Annual United States Marine Corps Tribute to the Fallen Run will commemorate 1,512 Marines and Navy medical corpsmen who died serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The commemoration will begin with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., Oct. 28, on Barton Field, with the Marine Corps Detachment's commanding officer ordering that 21 rounds of ammunition be delivered to a firing detail concluding the tribute.

  • New Home Welcomes Wounded Warrior

    Oct 10, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- There is a lovely young couple with a 1-year-old daughter living in a brand new home within view of Guntersville Lake. Each room, each brick on the exterior façade, each door and window, and, indeed, everything about this new home was a gift from a community of patriots who came together to build it as a way to say "thank you" to a locally grown hero who went to war for his country and, in so doing, lost both legs below the knees. He also lost his left pinky finger, most of the use of his left hand, and suffered from damage to his left eye, and minor traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Fire Department Spreads Prevention Message

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fire prevention is a serious subject. But sometimes, you have to put a fun spin on it to get the message across. That's what Redstone firefighters will be doing Oct. 9 as they take their message of fire prevention to the Redstone Housing community during national Fire Prevention Week.

  • Operation Hopes To Wipe Out Veteran Homelessness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One homeless veteran is one veteran too many. Which is why Operation Stand Down Huntsville will not rest until that number reaches zero. Operation Stand Down returns to lend a helping hand to the Huntsville area's approximately 100 homeless veterans Oct. 17-19 at the True Light Church of God in Christ, 6380 Pulaski Pike. While the annual three-day event has become a staple in the Rocket City, that was never the goal for organizers, who would rather wipe out homelessness among veterans entirely rather than organize a stand down for the next 30 years.

  • Oktoberfest strengthens community, friendships

    Oct 10, 2014

    The annual Oktoberfest celebration saw thousands of people visit Fremont Field on Fort Belvoir this weekend. While Families enjoyed German food, music and culture, as well as carnival rides, Oktoberfest also showcased the bonds between the U.S. and Germany.

  • Motorcyclist Rides To POW/MIA Remembrance

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew MacKenzie downplays his role in a ceremony in Montgomery to honor this nation's prisoners of war and missing in action.

  • Observance celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 10, 2014

    Service members, Department of Defense civilians and members of the Fort Belvoir Garrison Command team recognized Hispanic Heritage Month during an observance, Tuesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center. The Belvoir Equal Opportunity Office hosted a celebration of the history and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States, which included music, dance and food.

  • Deli Manager Sees Success Despite Blindness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chili burgers, polish sausage, chicken salad and soft serve ice cream -- Groce's Deli has a little bit of everything that's good when it comes to feeding the employees at the Sparkman Center. But, behind the cash register, the deli offers something not often seen on Redstone Arsenal, a man who years ago lost his eyesight but continues on much like a person not hindered by a disability. Deli manager Jesse Groce greets his customers, accepts payment and counts out change, and runs the business with efficiency and finesse. The only indication that he is blind are the sunglasses that are standard wear, and the customers who tell him what they are buying and how much money they are giving him.

  • Is your relationship healthy?

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the unfortunate spate of domestic violence occurrences seem to dominate the media lately, I think it may be wise to skip the blame game. It doesn't really matter who spit on whom first. It doesn't really matter how badly someone was misbehaving. And it certainly doesn't matter who started the argument.

  • USO Metro's Community Connection brings Families together, shares information on services

    Oct 10, 2014

    New Families at Fort Belvoir learned about services available to them through military and civilian organizations during the USO Metro's Operation: Community Connection at the Belvoir USO Warehouse, Saturday. Families received information on programs from Belvoir's Army Community Service and American Red Cross, United Way, Military OneSource, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Maryland Tourism and Visitors Bureau, among other organizations.

  • Families learn GI Bill requirements, college search tips

    Oct 10, 2014

    Families at Fort Belvoir and the local community learned how to properly transfer their GI Bill benefits to their dependents as well as financial aid tips and how to search for colleges Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Fort Belvoir USO Warrior and Family Center. The classes, organized by a partnership between U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir's school liaison officers and the Belvoir Federal Credit Union, focused on GI Bill Transferability and Short Term/Long Term Financial Investment Options and Undergrad Budgets.

  • Sill doctors: It's time for flu shots

    Oct 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fort Sill flu-shot drive continues and now is the time to get the vaccination to protect yourself, said an Army Public Health official. The schedule for Soldiers, family members, DA civilians, contractors and retirees in the Fort Sill community is: Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Medical Home Mall at Reynolds Army Community Hospital (RACH). Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Sill Commissary. Oct. 18, Main Exchange 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1, Main Exchange 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fort Belvoir USPS clerk's past includes, gypsies, New Jersey, Navy

    Oct 10, 2014

    Ron Pedersen works for the United States Postal Service at Fort Belvoir as a clerk. He wakes up every morning at 6 a.m. He walks his dog before taking a shower. By 8 a.m. he is at Starbucks on post having a cup of coffee while reading the Washington Post before reporting to the Post Office for the start of his 9 a.m. shift.

  • TIMEOUT: More than scores

    Oct 10, 2014

    Last week, I got a chance to cover something really cool -- the National Football League's Salute to Play 60 event.

  • Influence of Fort Sill grows as time goes by

    Oct 10, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Established by military order Aug. 1, 1869, Fort Sill was named by Maj. Gen. Phillip Sheridan in honor of his West Point classmate, Brig. Gen. Joshua Sill, who was killed leading the charge during the battle of Stone River, Tenn., in 1862.

  • Belvoir youth train with pros at NFL Salute to Play 60 event

    Oct 10, 2014

    Hundreds of youth athletes from Fort Belvoir and several other military installations around the Washington, D.C. metro area learned from Washington Redskins players about the benefits of leading an active lifestyle and maintaining proper eating habits during the 2nd annual Salute to Play 60 Military Challenge, Sept. 30 at Pullen Field.

  • Pre-K athletes aim high in CYSS Olympics

    Oct 10, 2014

    More than 100 pre-kindergarten athletes, representing Fort Belvoir's four Child Development Centers, competed in the 2014 Pre-K Olympic Games, Friday at Pullen Field.

  • Soldiers can boost their value to Army

    Oct 10, 2014

    As the Army begins to draw down, Soldiers are finding it harder and harder to re-enlist. While retention can prove difficult, there are some things each Soldier can do to make themselves more marketable to the Army.

  • Show seeks to raise awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2014

    On average, 24 people fall victim to some form of domestic violence every minute in the United States, which equates to more than 12 million men and women every year.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative: OH-58D personnel transition plan under way

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Army faces significant force structure reductions in an environment of budgetary constraints, and Army Aviation is feeling the impacts, particularly in the OH-58 community.

  • Energy action: Simple steps lighten burden on wallet

    Oct 10, 2014

    Saving energy can be as involved as building a home or as simple as changing a light bulb, and this month people are reminded that saving a little energy can help the Army transition to a clean energy reality.

  • Fort Rucker hosts Fire Prevention Week events

    Oct 10, 2014

    Fort Rucker emergency responders and safety officials hosted a week of events Oct. 6-10 to remind people that "Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month."

  • Living history: Fort Rucker Elementary brings history to life

    Oct 10, 2014

    There are many ways to help children learn, but Fort Rucker Elementary School takes the extra step to make sure that learning goes beyond the classroom and into its students' creative minds.

  • Exchange Teams With Pepsi for $9,000 Sweepstakes

    Oct 10, 2014

    Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppers will have a shot at winning a $500 shopping spree or a Yeti cooler this month courtesy of the Exchange and Pepsi.

  • New Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor Reports for Duty

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service recently welcomed a new member to the team as U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate assumed duties as Senior Enlisted Advisor on Oct. 4.

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support those Soldiers.

  • Plan for safety this Columbus Day weekend

    Oct 9, 2014

    Garrison commander asks the community to prepare for a safe winter season

  • Camp Zama hosts inaugural "Employee Appreciation Day"

    Oct 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) and U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted their inaugural "Employee Appreciation Day," Oct. 9, 2014, at Yano Field, on Camp Zama, Japan.

  • A Bucket Instead of a Rag: The Simple Trick to Transfer Experience

    Oct 9, 2014

    In my position as the aviation director within the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, I have had the incredible opportunity to speak with leaders and Soldiers within many of our combat aviation brigades.

  • Fort Jackson CG looks back, explains way ahead for post

    Oct 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson's commanding general, invited members of the media to Fort Jackson Oct. 1 to look back on his first year in command here and to provide a glimpse into what installation personnel can anticipate in fiscal year 2015 and beyond.

  • Start spreading the news -- Program allows Soldiers to share their accomplishments

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Jackson Soldiers are telling their Army stories with the help of the Joint Hometown News Service Program. The program allows Soldiers to fill out a form with basic information about their accomplishments, which is then forwarded to news organizations in their hometowns.

  • Slideshow: Celebrating Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Jackson launched Fire Prevention Week with a carnival and open house Oct. 4, 2014, at the fire station. The day's activities included tours of the fire station, food, games, music by the 282nd Army Rock Band, and a visit by Sparky, the Fire Dog.

  • Sesame Street tour visits Fort Jackson

    Oct 9, 2014

    Sesame Street characters staged a series of half-hour shows Sunday and Monday at the Solomon Center to discuss the stresses of relocating to a new post. It was part of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families, which has spent much of 2014 touring installations around the country.

  • Fort Leonard Wood firemen soak up accolades

    Oct 9, 2014

    Ask any of the Fort Leonard Wood firefighters if they do their -- sometimes dangerous -- jobs to win awards and they will say no. However, eight post firemen have been recognized for doing just that.

  • Time to drop, cover, hold on

    Oct 9, 2014

    Get ready to drop, cover and hold on Fort Leonard Wood. The installation is scheduled to take part in the 2014 Great Central U.S. Shakeout or earthquake exercise drill next week.

  • 'Fireball Run' episode films on Fort Leonard Wood

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood was host to a reality show that focuses on finding missing children around the country.

  • Energy conservation part of daily duties

    Oct 9, 2014

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and as an Army pilot site for Net Zero energy, water and waste, Fort Carson works to ensure Soldiers and civilians understand their role in reducing utility-related costs.

  • 4th MEB trains at Missouri Airport

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilized Springfield-Branson National Airport for a Sept. 30 Deployment Readiness Exercise, or DRE, marking the first 4th MEB exercise to incorporate the airport since a formalized agreement was signed with the Fort Leonard Wood-based Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.

  • Safety Office gives tips for winter driving

    Oct 9, 2014

    The Fort Carson Safety Office offered tips for drivers to prepare for driving in Colorado's unpredictable winter.

  • Soldiers, civilians train for emergencies

    Oct 9, 2014

    When disaster strikes is the not time to meet your counterparts for the first time. Knowing this and planning for complete mission readiness, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Soldiers and local civilian helicopter rescue teams practiced emergency evacuations during a two-weeklong field exercise Sept. 22 to Oct 3 here.

  • Fort Sill celebrates Oktoberfest

    Oct 9, 2014

  • Fort Sill runners prepare for Army 10-Miler

    Oct 9, 2014

    The Fires Center of Excellence is flying out its fastest runners to take on the Army 10-Miler Race Oct. 12 in Washington D.C.

  • Soldier demonstrates personal courage in wake of childhood sexual assault

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Pvt. Fabio Londono, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, carried a secret since his childhood that he let out before he could become a Soldier. He was raped.

  • Snuggle dog

    Oct 9, 2014

  • Army civilians support electrical power systems

    Oct 9, 2014

    Vincent Schiavo, electronics equipment repairer, tests and repairs a power supply here.

  • Army civilians support electrical power systems

    Oct 9, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- After troubleshooting and repairing a Navy inverter here, Albert Wallace, electronics worker, assembles the asset and prepares it for electrical inspection.

  • Law enforcement runs for Special Olympics DC

    Oct 9, 2014

    About 700 law enforcement personnel participated in the 2.3-mile 29th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Oct. 3 to raise money for Special Olympics District of Columbia (SODC).

  • Real stories, real items Section 60 Memorial Collection items remember ANC fallen

    Oct 9, 2014

    Some of the most memorable and touching items left at Arlington National Cemetery headstones are presently on display as part of the Section 60 Memorial Collection below the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Art seeks to break the silence around domestic violence

    Oct 9, 2014

    Purple ribbons, wooden silhouettes representing victims and artwork by students from Cody Child Development Center were on display Oct. 1 at the Combined Dining Facility on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall as the joint base kicked off domestic violence month with a Breaking the Silence Through Art display.

  • Run celebrates start of charity campaign

    Oct 9, 2014

    About 20 participants gathered outside the Fort Myer Fitness Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in early morning showers Oct. 1 for the annual 2-mile run and 1-mile walk to kick off the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Army Ten-Miler turns 30

    Oct 9, 2014

    Two Army Ten-Miler runners have displayed endurance, excellence.

  • Sill cadre saves life; receives Soldier's Medal

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- There are some dates that we remember all our lives, and for Staff Sgt. Jon King, C Company, 434th Field Artillery Detachment, April 14 is one those. On that day, he saved not only his own life, but the life of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier during what should have been routine training at the Sgt. 1st Class Tony Burris Hand Grenade Complex.

  • Annual change to CDC fees to take effect Nov. 1

    Oct 9, 2014

    Department of Defense changes to school year 2014-2015 Child, Youth and School Services fee policy take affect this year on Nov. 1.

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • HCES students tour new digs during Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-10, Dean Turner, the Humphreys Fire Prevention Chief, provided tours of the new fire station to students from Humphreys Central Elementary School. Turner spoke to the children about fire safety surrounding the theme "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The children watched a Sparky the Fire Dog video and then received a tour of the station, including seeing where the firefighters sleep when on shift, their workout room and the dispatch center. Once done there, they went out in the stalls to see the fire trucks, equipment and firefighter gear. They were also greeted by Sparky. Before departing, the children were provided with goody bags and plastic helmets. Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. -- U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

  • Humphreys event highlights Hispanic Heritage

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The community-wide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration event was hosted by the 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Oct. 8, in the Community Activity Center. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic heritage Month from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestor came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

  • Demonstrations, activities highlight Humphreys Day for Kids

    Oct 9, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Zoeckler Field was covered in children, participating in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Day for Children event, sponsored by Children, Youth and School Services, Sept. 27. The day featured games, activities, demonstrations, music and free food for all in attendance. Unlike many countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. BGCA, along with the support of youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as the Day for Kids. Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids, it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Events like this provide families with an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and spend time together. -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • 254th MED Soldier helps Army win Armed Forces bowling title

    Oct 8, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins has bowled a 279 game five times in her career. For those unfamiliar with how scoring works in bowling, a 279 game is achieved by throwing 11 strikes with a spare in the ninth frame. Too much math? Quite simply, this single spare, also referred to as a half-strike, is all that separates a 279 game from a perfect 300 game.

  • Enterovirus update: no cases reported on FLW

    Oct 8, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital has not identified any Enterovirus cases on Fort Leonard Wood, although there have been some cases in Missouri. As of Sept. 27, the CDC reported 277 cases across the United States. Since finding out about these first cases, the GLWACH staff has aggressively reviewed CDC guidance, while establishing processes to monitor, track, treat and establish protocols for testing any suspected cases. Respiratory illnesses are very common this time of year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, reports a serious increase of a virus known as Enterovirus 68 or EV D68.

  • Bold Shift planning highlights First Army commander's conference

    Oct 8, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army commanders and command sergeants major developed a road map for the coming months during the First Army Fall Commander's Conference, held Oct. 6-9 in the unit's headquarters here. Highlighting the conference was a rehearsal of concept drill for Operation Bold Shift, a transformation initiative that will change First Army's focus to pre-mobilization training, while maintaining the core mission of post-mobilization support to Reserve Component Soldiers.

  • Veteran finds dignity in service

    Oct 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the Vietnam War, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) operated 10 major air bases in South Vietnam.

  • Groundbreaking celebrates Net Zero water project

    Oct 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the APG community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a Net Zero water conservation project near the Canal Creek Aquifer Groundwater Treatment Facility (GWTF) on APG South (Edgewood) Sept. 29.

  • Polar Bear Soldiers conduct operational force mission

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Acting as an equivalent fighting force, Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, "Polar Bears" 2nd Brigade Combat Team, set out to disrupt the movement of 1st Brigade Combat Team's Soldiers during their Mountain Peak exercise, which began Sept. 29 and was scheduled to end today on Fort Drum's training areas.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers receive warm welcome home

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For Georgette Ray, 9:30 a.m. couldn't come fast enough. She and her four children sat in the bleachers in Magrath Gym on Friday, anxiously waiting to be reunited with her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Roderick Ray, after spending nine months apart.

  • Golden Dragons past, present recall comrades lost in Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the lone bugler sounded Taps, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers stood stiff, straight and tall in memory of their fellow comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Mogadishu.

  • Fort Drum Ten-Miler team trains, prepares to represent post in annual race

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the past two months, military runners from across the installation have been training for one of the biggest races of the year -- the Army Ten-Miler in Washington on Sunday. The event, which draws 30,000 runners from around the world, takes participants on a scenic route through the nation's capital.

  • USARPAC welcomes two new stars

    Oct 8, 2014

    Military and community leaders, Soldiers, family and friends gathered to welcome the new U.S. Army Pacific Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Todd McCaffrey, and Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve, USARPAC, Brig. Gen. Brian Alvin, during a Flying "V" Ceremony at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Oct. 7.

  • BG Holcomb assumes command of SRMC

    Oct 8, 2014

    On a sunny fall morning, approximately 300 guests witnessed Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb assume command of the Southern Regional Medical Command on Oct. 8 from Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, presided over the change of command.

  • Hohenfels 'pumps' up awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 7, 2014

    With men in women's high heel pumps and women wearing combat boots, participants in the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program's "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" event trudged along the streets of Hohenfels, Germany, while people in passing cars cheered them on.

  • Beyond cookies and popcorn

    Oct 7, 2014

    Local Girl and Boy Scout troops make their mark in the community

  • Survivors share stories, advice at Suicide Stand-Down

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ciarra Rhodes, 13, was smart, happy, talented, caring, and "more than anything, loved." "She did not withdraw from life," said her father, Dusty Rhodes, an assistant manager at the Rheinblick Golf Course, remembering her musical talent and the time she convinced her class to raise €10,000 for a charity that touched her heart.

  • Army postal officials gear up for holiday rush

    Oct 7, 2014

    Army postal officials are asking patrons to be a little more proactive in their mail pickup habits in anticipation of the holiday rush.

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