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  • People first-- mentorship offers perspective, growth

    Jun 10, 2015

    (Editor's note: This is part three of a three-article series on the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program. The first two articles are available online at; SAN ANTONIO (June 2, 2015) -- Energy and enthusiasm blew through the room like wildfire during presentations given by U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters Centralized Mentorship Program attendees during the final phase of the program.

  • AIT hot spot to be renovated

    Jun 5, 2015

    Fort Gordon has been no stranger to construction and renovation projects over the last couple of years, and the installation is adding yet another to its list. Alternate Escapes Recreation Center will undergo a major renovation in coming weeks.

  • Pros hit links alongside Soldiers

    May 28, 2015

    Members of PGA's Colorado Section hosted the Ivy Pro-Am tournament May 20, 2015, and gave Fort Carson Soldiers a few pointers during the event.

  • Gold Star sibling wins scholarship

    May 28, 2015

    Columbia Southern Education Group awarded its first "Living Legacy" scholarship to a gold star sister, Stephanie Todd, surviving sister of Sgt. 1st Class David James Todd, Jr., who was killed in action on August 20, 2008, in Bala Morghab, Afghanistan.

  • Army leaders to host "We Serve" Soldier Show in D.C.

    May 21, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will host the U.S. Army Soldier Show's Army Birthday Week performance at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., June 9.

  • Carson golfers compete in reality series

    May 21, 2015

    Two Fort Carson Soldiers participated in a Golf Channel reality TV show that completed filming in February and airs in June.

  • First-time event offers color run, festival

    May 21, 2015

    Fort Carson hosted its first-ever Carson Color Fest and Color Run May 16, 2015 at Iron Horse Park.

  • JBM-HH preps for pool season

    May 21, 2015

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, swimming facilities on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall are gearing up their summer programming.

  • Fort Sill full-service facility here for auto care

    May 21, 2015

    The Fort Sill Auto Skills Center has lowered its user fees, refreshed work areas and begun classes in car maintenance. These are some of the changes the center has made to improve services to customers, said Cliff Hagele, Auto Crafts Center manager.

  • Commander's Perspective: Memorial Day is a time dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, reminds community members of the meaning of Memorial Day.

  • The long journey home

    May 18, 2015

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter shudders against the strong winds, and some of its passengers get a bit nervous. Even so, the two crewmen sitting behind the pilots remain unnerved. Perhaps they had nerves of steel or were accustomed to the turbulence, or perhaps they were just intensely focused on their mission - going home. The 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade "Warriors," 1st Cavalry Division flew various types of aircraft back to Fort Hood, Texas, after completing their National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, California, May 11.

  • Army releases Memorial Day PSAs

    May 15, 2015

    This week, the Army released two public service announcements about Memorial Day. The PSAs, produced by Army Entertainment, a division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, are designed to inform the American public about the holiday's true meaning through the voices of Army leaders and surviving Family members of fallen Soldiers.

  • IMCOM G9 launches "Honor the Fallen" campaign

    May 15, 2015

    To emphasize the fact that Memorial Day should focus on our fallen Soldiers, IMCOM G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will launch the "Honor the Fallen" campaign, starting on Monday, May 18 and ending on Memorial Day.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Emergency reveals value of training

    May 14, 2015

    A Fort Carson military policeman performed CPR on an unresponsive Soldier, resuscitating her multiple times until an ambulance could arrive

  • Academy develops civilian leaders

    May 14, 2015

    The Leadership Drives Results and Success Academy fosters leadership skills in Department of the Army civilians at Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • PCMS firefighters provide emergency backup

    May 14, 2015

    For car accidents, rescues or fires happening in a large area of Southern Colorado, there's a chance the responding firefighters will be from Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado.

  • Garrison CSM recognizes Net Zero champions

    May 14, 2015

    Three Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers were recognized as Net Zero champions by Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Reiss during the Spring Facility Energy Training event hosted by the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) May 6, 2015, at The Hub.

  • Weather-awareness key to Oklahoma living

    May 14, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The protracted drought that silenced Southwest Oklahoma to precipitation appears to have ended as a few local reservoirs and many smaller ponds are at or near full capacity. However, severe weather accompanied that beneficial rain and served as a reminder to people who live and work here to stay especially weather aware this time of year.

  • Okie bucket list looks into times past

    May 14, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- I was overwhelmed by the number of responses from my inaugural column. First, thank you for being so kind and welcoming. I suppose many of you can remember what it was like moving to a new place and you have truly outdone yourselves in making me feel welcome.

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

    Army wrestlers won their first overall team title and 13th Greco-Roman team crown during the 2015 U.S. Open Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, May 8 - 9.

  • Why We Serve: Honor

    May 12, 2015

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

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

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

    May 12, 2015

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

  • Students learn to love math at Netzaberg Elementary School

    May 8, 2015

    Math Night at NES is a hit with curious students and parents.

  • Wiesbaden volunteers give more than 78,000 hours

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • Are We Addicted to Food?

    May 8, 2015

    Are Americans addicted to food? America's weight problem is likely due to a number of factors, one of which is our relationship with food.

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Runners vie for chance to represent post

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill Spring Carnival draws thousands

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Spouse-a-Palooza pampers those who support Soldiers

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Male military spouses do much more than mow lawns

    May 6, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (May 6, 2015) -- "We can do more than change light bulbs and mow lawns," said Dave Etter. Etter is a part of a small group in the military community -- the male military spouse. According to a 2013 Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense report, males made up 7.3 percent of the Active Duty spouse population. Male spouses have voiced their concerns about what it is like to be in the minority.

  • Honoring Our Fallen

    May 6, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla.- The Greek orator Pericles once said, "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." Last week 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade held a ceremony to honor the memory and the legacy of one of its fallen and were able to witness the true impact of this Soldier's legacy.

  • BAMC Soldiers to compete at 2015 DOD Warrior Games

    May 6, 2015

    Five current or former Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The Soldiers selected for the Army Team are 1st Lt. Kelly Elmlinger, Sgt 1st Class Katie Kuiper, retired Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo, retired Sgt. Bethany Stewart and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith.

  • Soldier uses archery to overcome injuries

    May 6, 2015

    The crowd went quiet as the female Soldiers raised their compound bows, pulled their bowstrings back to their anchor, took aim and released their arrows during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss, Texas. For Spc. Laurel Cox, a Patriot missile specialist, this is the best kind of therapy.

  • Families, community celebrate Molly Pitcher Day

    May 6, 2015

    Families and community members got a glimpse into Army Artillery May 2 during a traditional event Cold Springs Multipurpose Range Complex to celebrate an Artillery legend and famous military spouse.

  • MWR to bring additional obstacle-course races to troops

    May 6, 2015

    Fort Carson, Colo., recently became the model for the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's partnership with Reebok Spartan Races.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON--"Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, here, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • Military spouse, blogger 'draws' on child's creativity

    May 5, 2015

    To the internet, Mica Hendricks is the blogger who inspired thousands to collaborate on art projects with their children. To the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation community, she is the graphic artist behind many advertisements for Family and MWR programming at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Her post, "Collaborating with a 4 year-old," published on her blog Busy Mockingbird, went viral in 2013. Since then, Hendricks has balanced the responsibilities of being a mother, military spouse, MWR employee and online blogger.

  • Army Ten-Miler Celebrates 31st Anniversary

    May 4, 2015

    The Army's 31st edition of its annual Army Ten-Miler (ATM) race is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11, in the nation's capital. Hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, ATM is the third largest 10-mile race in the world and attracts 35,000 military and civilian runners from around the globe.

  • Legacy of a military working dog

    May 4, 2015

    In the second week of March, Spc. Melaney Brown, a military working dog handler, and Samu, her assigned military working dog, were driving from Fort Stewart, Georgia, back to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After approximately seven months of training, Brown and the German shepherd had just completed the validation process. This meant they could finally go on missions and do more than just train together.

  • Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

    May 4, 2015

    An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials recently said.

  • 94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen

    May 3, 2015

    Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.

  • Presidio opens functional fitness facility

    May 1, 2015

    While you might be hearing a lot about "functional fitness," there is good reason: Functional fitness trains the body to handle real-life situations.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • Fort Sill run meets inflated expectations

    Apr 30, 2015

    The instructions were simple: run, keep calm and bounce. That's what about 2,300 people did at the Insane Inflatable 5K run April 25.

  • Citizenship helps Soldier give his family better life

    Apr 29, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 29, 2015) -- Living in a housing community where 15 families share a single electric line is a fact of life for many in Jamaica.

  • Boy Scouts starts tradition to honor WWII generals

    Apr 26, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Garrison-Okinawa, 10th Support Group (Regional), with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program, joined efforts with the Single Marine Program, American and Japanese Boy Scouts and Japanese citizens to help clean up the Lt. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, Jr. memorial site 18 April, located in Itoman City.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • AMRDEC employees, families race to support campaign

    Apr 24, 2015

    Creativity was on display when the U.S. Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center held its fourth annual Pine Car Derby in support of the Army Emergency Relief campaign.

  • Ride 2 Recovery passes through Fort Hood

    Apr 24, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge rolled through this sprawling Central Texas Army installation April 22 with hundreds of Soldiers and civilians lining the route to cheer on the 200-plus riders.

  • Country music artist Trace Adkins visits Train, Advise, Assist Command - South

    Apr 24, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --Kandahar Airfield recently welcomed a guest performer who is no stranger to the military.

  • Respite care changes allow more flexibility

    Apr 24, 2015

    Many spouses recently said "see you later" to their 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The spouses who were left behind are responsible for keeping things going on the homefront. Many have little ones, who require care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. But months on end as the primary caregiver on top of other responsibilities can lead to little time for one's self or to even run errands alone. Luckily, Fort Campbell's Child, Youth and School Services provides up to 16 hours per child of free respite care to children of deployed Soldiers.

  • Soldier uses sports to stay resilient, motivated

    Apr 24, 2015

    Drive, camaraderie and a chance to be an athlete again drove one Army specialist from her hospital room to the archery range, track field and courts here to compete during the Army Trials.

  • ACC SHARP Stand-Down Day

    Apr 24, 2015

    Liani Hill, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program director, Crisis Services of North Alabama, tells the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters staffs about her organization's services available for sexual assault victims.

  • HRC SHARP program opens its doors to raise awareness

    Apr 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command opened the doors to its Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) office on April 16, 2015, at the HRC Complex, in order to raise awareness of the SHARP program not only for HRC employees but those in the community.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers seek All-Army bowling berths

    Apr 24, 2015

    Two 75th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers have been selected to compete at the All-Army Bowling Trial Camp May 11-12, at Naval Air Station Jacksonsville, Fla.

  • Relocation readiness: program provides info, support; gives families comforts of home

    Apr 23, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 23, 2015) -- Part of this story is about loneliness … the deep-in-the-gut kind that military spouses feel when family and longtime friends are umpteen miles away and the one they love is somewhere off doing his or her "Army thing."

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Soldiers stay 'SHARP' on Okinawa

    Apr 22, 2015

    Soldiers and families take part in the annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Stand-down day at Torii Station 16 April.

  • Soldiers help kids with paint and brushes

    Apr 22, 2015

    Eighteen Soldiers from the Vicenza Military Intelligence Detachment based on Caserma Ederle, joined with members of the Vicenza Alpini "Sarfatti -- Villaggio Del Sole" group to repaint the interior of the "Collodi" kindergarten school in Vicenza April 16. Volunteers worked in morning and afternoon shifts and completed the interior painting the same day. Lunch offered the opportunity to build friendship.

  • Sembach Middle School Students "dig in" to Earth Day

    Apr 22, 2015

    To celebrate Earth Day in Kaiserslautern, what better way than for students from Sembach Middle School to plant native trees near Kindsbach, Germany.

  • Chaplains gather, discuss training and readiness issues

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force gathered here at Fort Bragg for the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum (SORTAF), April 14-16.

  • Safety Stand Down at Picatinny emphasizes safety, need for constant caution

    Apr 22, 2015

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A Safety Stand Down day was held April 20 at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), serving as an annual refresher to keep safety in the forefront both on and off duty.

  • So you've been pulled over, now what?

    Apr 22, 2015

    For those driving on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, the rules of the road are simple, and yet there are many who still get stopped for traffic infractions. Some of the violations occur even before visitors and residents are allowed to enter the joint base.

  • Earth Day 2015 Army Message

    Apr 22, 2015

    On April 22, the United States Army will join the Nation in celebrating Earth Day. Army Earth Day 2015 is our opportunity to renew our commitment to sound environmental stewardship of the lands entrusted to us; the lands where our Soldiers, Families and Civilians train, live and work.

  • Employer offers on-the-spot interviews, jobs

    Apr 22, 2015

    The staff from the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program hosted an employer day featuring the AECOM technology company. The company provides integrated technical and management support services for a range of markets including transportation, construction, infrastructure and federal facilities.

  • IMCOM commander wants BRAC to rid Army of excess infrastructure

    Apr 22, 2015

    Another round of base realignment and closure was called for by the Army's top installation management officer as a way to rid the service of excess infrastructure and modernize facilities.

  • "Giraffes Can't Dance" attracts families

    Apr 21, 2015

    "Sometimes when you're different you just need a different song." Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Europe commanding general, echoed the wisdom shared by the cricket in the book, "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae.

  • USAG Wiesbaden conducts SHARP stand down

    Apr 21, 2015

    Male victims were the focus at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response/Prevention Stand-down at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center April 15, an event that included an obstacle course navigated while wearing beer goggles and a resource fair showcasing the garrison's myriad support programs.

  • Hail, Caesar! Sixth grade recreates ancient Rome

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sixth-graders host Roman carnival for younger students

  • Student scientists score at symposium

    Apr 21, 2015

    HMHS students head to U.S. to compete

  • Baby Expo showcases services

    Apr 21, 2015

    New moms get the low-down on local resources

  • Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part

    Apr 21, 2015

    The prevention of sexual assault is critical to maintaining an effective fighting force. We must live the Army core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. These values are our code of conduct. I expect all Army Europe personnel to live by this code on and off duty.

  • Mariners Salute Armed Forces

    Apr 21, 2015

    30,000 Seattle Mariners fans stood and applauded as approximately 200 service members from surrounding military installations marched onto Safeco Field during the 14th Annual "Salute to Armed Forces Day" game April 19. The Mariners hosted the event as a way to pay tribute to those currently serving in the military and those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.

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

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

    An Army child, who created a nonprofit for wounded warriors, was selected as Military Child of the Year.

  • Alcohol and violence: a toxic relationship

    Apr 20, 2015

    If you or someone you know is affected by alcohol and violence, help is available. Having the courage to seek help for you and/or your family may be the most important and beneficial decision you make in your life. Receiving professional assistance may help to get your family life on a healthy track and reduce the likelihood of preventable negative experiences.

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Sustainers run to support SHARP awareness month

    Apr 20, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) service members, along with Family members and friends, turned out to support the unit's 2015 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention two-mile Fun Run/Walk, April 17. The event was a way for the Fort Knox community to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Callaway helps Wounded Warriors heal with gift of golf

    Apr 20, 2015

    The golf club manufacturers at Callaway Golf in partnership with Birdies for the Brave gave a special gift to two low country wounded warriors at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island April 13. Charlie Pannell, formerly an Army Staff Sergeant who was medically retired after 12 years of service and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Anthony Smith, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were fitted for their own custom set of golf clubs and given a few pointers on the driving range and putting green. "It's the experience of a lifetime. They fitted me with all the irons, drivers, hybrids and putter so I will have a custom set of clubs I can call my own," Pannell said.

  • Fort Irwin welcomes, celebrates Vietnam Veterans at Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    Apr 20, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- He stood up in front of them all -- atop the stage and having just completed his introduction -- and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, "Welcome home." This is how Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, began the official ceremony April 18, for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, addressing the hundreds of Vietnam Veterans in attendance.

  • Wounded Warriors, Medal of Honor recipients visit Train, Advise, Assist Command - South

    Apr 20, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Five service members made a special journey to Kandahar Airfield April 17.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named Army's top female athlete

    Apr 20, 2015

    Capt. Jamie Pecha, Womack Army Medical Center, named the 2014 U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year.

  • AIT students weigh in on the 2015 Soldier Show

    Apr 20, 2015

    Approximately 300 Advanced Individual Training students from the 32d Medical Brigade watched a sneak preview of the U.S. Army Soldier Show at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre April 16, 2015.

  • Intellectual turned athlete takes gold at Army trials

    Apr 20, 2015

    Adaptive sports helped one Army Reservist trade in his high school image of being an intellectual for a new image - that of athlete.

  • Soldier Show wows Camelot Elementary School students

    Apr 20, 2015

    Camelot Elementary School students, parents, and teachers received a sneak preview of the U.S. Army Soldier Show April 15, 2015, at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre on Joint Base San Antonio. Approximately 275 students, from kindergarten to second grade, teachers, and parents were invited to see a dress rehearsal of the live Broadway-style performance produced by Army Entertainment, an U.S. Army Installation Management Command operation.

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Country star Trace Adkins belts out 15-song set at Bagram Airfield

    Apr 18, 2015

    Trace Adkins and his famous baritone voice graced BAF's clamshell stage last night with a 15-song set that included his #1 hits "Ladies Love Country Boys" and "You're Gonna' Miss This."

  • One man's fight against sexual assault and the culture that enables it

    Apr 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Military Police School's behavioral sciences education and training division leader equated the culture surrounding sexual assault as "giving aid and comfort to the enemy," in a sexual assault awareness briefing on Camp Arifjan, April 15.

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

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

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

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Garrison dedicates enlarged FMWR Pet Kennels

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Awareness reaches peak levels at TSC 'SHARP Summit'

    Apr 16, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Senior enlisted leaders from across the 21st Theater Sustainment Command ascended to new heights of awareness during a unique, collaborative "SHARP Summit" conducted April 13 at Armstrong's Club on Vogelweh Military Complex.


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