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  • KMC Scouting families race toward fun 'in the fast lane'

    Jan 26, 2016

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Over 30 young racers faced stiff competition the afternoon of Jan. 23 -- and not just because their "cars" consisted mainly of wood and plastic; but when the sawdust settled and the last plastic wheel crossed the checkered finish line in a Vogelweh Elementary School gym converted temporarily into a four-lane "racetrack," every boy advanced in his Scouting journey if not in "Vogelweh Cup" standings.

  • Workshop to inspire business start-ups

    Jan 22, 2016

    Hossenlopp organized a Ready Set Go workshop to help those who have a good idea but little else, those who want to grow existing businesses, and all stages in between. Limited to 40 military spouses, the free workshop includes a powerful set of sessions and panels to be held Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Sill's Truman Education Center.

  • Post recognizes volunteers' 2,000 hours of service

    Jan 21, 2016

    Fort Jackson leadership recognized the post's Soldiers and civilians whose volunteer efforts benefited both the base and the Columbia, South Carolina communities in a ceremony at the Joe E. Mann center, Jan. 19.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • MWR encourages Soldiers, Families to express their creativity

    Jan 19, 2016

    For some, creating whimsical works of art is as natural as breathing. But for others, the thought of taking pen or brush to canvas can be daunting.

  • Military tuition assistance: Benefits and limits

    Jan 15, 2016

    Military tuition assistance covers many education expenses for those in uniform seeking higher education, but there are limitations to the benefit, according to education counselors on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Award inspiring excellence ahead for Youth Sports

    Jan 14, 2016

    Last year, Fort Leonard Wood's Youth Sports and Fitness program was recognized for excellence. This year, those who run the program will strive to meet and exceed the variety and quality of activities the post provides to its young athletes and look for new ways to promote participation and sportsmanship.

  • Soldier-Olympians share opportunities at Go Army Experience

    Jan 12, 2016

    Rarely can one pose for a photo with an Olympic bobsledder and her silver medal, or discuss Army life with a Soldier-Olympian, who competes in pistol shooting or race walking.

  • IMCOM provides Soldier-Olympians, souvenirs at GoArmy Zone

    Jan 7, 2016

    An opportunity to mingle with Soldier-Olympians and receive a free personal football trading card awaits visitors Friday and Saturday at the GoArmy Zone at Sunset Station in San Antonio. Four Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, including three Olympians, will be available at the booth for autographs, photographs and to discuss Army life, along with All-Army Sports and Soldier for Life program representatives.

  • Army family is real

    Dec 28, 2015

    The world has become a very cynical place. It has become so prevalent in my own life and in my career field that I have become convinced that along with a score of 107 or higher in the General-Technical section of the ASVAB and the ability to type 20 words per minute, cynicism is an additional requirement to enter into Army public affairs.

  • Army wrestlers win 12th consecutive national team title

    Dec 28, 2015

    U.S. Army athletes won the team trophy for the 12th consecutive year during the U.S. Senior Nationals/Trials Qualifier in Las Vegas, showing the world they will be strong contenders at the upcoming U.S. Wrestling Olympic team trials.

  • Chaplain assistants: 106 years promoting readiness

    Dec 24, 2015

    I have researched a long lineage of proud chaplain assistants who have helped to shape who we are as a small military occupational specialty. IMCOM integrates and delivers base support to enable readiness for a self-reliant and globally-responsive All Volunteer Army. In contrast, chaplain assistants promote readiness on our installations by proving religious support to the senior commander on the post. Although seemingly insignificant at times, the chaplain assistants are invaluable contributors to the success of the command mission and the morale, resilience and strength of each unit in our Army.

  • Jackson FMWR drops in for holiday fun

    Dec 17, 2015

    Fort Jackson's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate holds is 2015 Holiday Drop-in Dec. 11 near the Solomon Center.

  • Fort Sill shows appreciation for sponsors' generosity

    Dec 17, 2015

    Fort Sill thanked 78 local community sponsors for their generosity during its annual Sponsorship Appreciation Ceremony.

  • Students put their STEM skills to the test in IMCOM-funded project

    Dec 16, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was showdown time in the Wiesbaden Middle School Auditorium Dec. 9. At stake were bragging rights, gift certificates and pizza. But the real stakes were demonstrating the depth of applied Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills acquired during a semester-long project that took Wiesbaden seventh-graders out of the classroom to spend time exploring the diversity of the STEM world.

  • IMCOM employee continues service to community as Fort Sam Houston school board vice president

    Dec 14, 2015

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS (December 7, 2015) -- A management analyst for the Army Installation Management Command was recently appointed to the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees as the vice president of the board.

  • Winterizing homes, caution critical to safe holiday, winter seasons

    Dec 9, 2015

    Shoveling snow, checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and keeping track of your health this holiday season may seem trivial but taking the initiative to do so may be the difference between life and death.

  • Air Force vet sings praises of family love to win Operation Rising Star

    Dec 8, 2015

    A former singer in the Air Force Band and military mother of four was named champion of the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest Dec. 4 at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre in San Antonio. Chelsea Tabisz, an Air Force spouse from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, expressed her love of family throughout four shows filmed for the worldwide web. Internet viewers voted 141,096 times for their favorite performers at, which experienced a 97 percent increase in viewership over the 2014 Operation Rising Star.

  • Holiday shopping tips to keep you safe and secure

    Dec 4, 2015

    Shopping during the holiday season may present unique dangers and people can become victims of theft and other holiday crimes. Take precautions, so you can have a safe and secure holiday shopping season!

  • Gold Star Mother visits son's last unit

    Dec 4, 2015

    When a child chooses to enlist in the military, there comes a day where he or she will retire or decide to leave. For some, that choice is taken away from them far too soon.

  • "I will succeed, Challenge Me'-Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy and AmeriCorps team up to educate, mentor

    Dec 3, 2015

    For at-risk teens who live in Kentucky, a second chance for them comes in the form of the Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy. The teens admitted to this school are there as an alternative to dropping out of school and the academy is set up with a quasi-military format. They also receive tutoring in educational studies, working in groups, sharing, and learning leadership--all skills they don't usually have when they enter the academy. The BGCA is run by the Kentucky National Guard. But this year, for the first time, the KYNG joined forces with AmeriCorps--a partnership that has shown untold advantages.

  • Family driving force behind one Soldier's success

    Nov 30, 2015

    As soon as the new rank was adorned on his shoulders, Maj. Micah Ramseur reached for his wife, Janine's hand. He began to speak, then stopped abruptly and made a beeline toward his 7-month-old daughter, lifting young Michyla in the air and carrying her back to where he originally stood. "I prayed to have her," he said, kissing the child again and again as she clung on.

  • Family matters: couple tries to find mutuality in murky waters of dual military life

    Nov 25, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2015) -- During a time of year when families look forward to being together, at least one couple here is contemplating separation.

  • Twelve to contend for 2015 Operation Rising Star title

    Nov 24, 2015

    The stage is set for Soldiers, spouses and civilians to sing their way to the title of "2015 Operation Rising Star" in the Army's world-wide competition. Twelve finalists chosen from various auditions are in San Antonio to prepare for Army Entertainment's series of four shows designed to showcase their vocal talents.

  • Fort Sill honors family of year

    Nov 19, 2015

    Fort Sill honored 26 military families as it selected its 2015 Family of the Year Nov. 13, during a ceremony at the historic Patriot Club.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • Garrison recognizes Child, Youth, School Services employee for half century of service

    Nov 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander and many others recognized Earl Hazel, a grounds maintenance specialist with Child, Youth and School Services, for nearly 50 years of service at a retirement ceremony Oct. 30.

  • Ansbach BOSS helps out German Kindergarten

    Nov 13, 2015

    The Ansbach BOSS program -- Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers -- is always trying to find ways to contribute to the community with volunteer activities. This time their efforts took the to the small town of Wolframs-Eschenbach located just outside of Ansbach

  • World-class Soldier-rugger on path for Olympic consideration

    Nov 13, 2015

    Three-time Armed Forces Rugby Sevens champion Sgt. Mattie Tago of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is one of 23 players on the USA men's Eagles Sevens roster, from which 12 will be selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Rugby Sevens squad that will compete in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Tobyhanna CDC earns reaccreditation as a top education, care facility

    Nov 13, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A year-long process to verify strict standards has resulted in the Child Development Center earning reaccreditation as a top education and child care facility.

  • Soldiers compete for spots on Team USA for Olympic rugby debut

    Nov 13, 2015

    Several Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are vying for spots on the Team USA rugby sevens squad, which will compete when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

  • 'Photo Bombing Dog' Gives AMCOM Family National Spotlight

    Nov 12, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The cat finally got one up on the dog. Yet, in the process, the dog gave his owners a free trip to Los Angeles, the experience of being on live television, and a chance at the big win of $100,000.

  • IMCOM chooses excellence in customer service

    Nov 6, 2015

    A smiling barista hands out cups of coffee to an early morning crowd. A youth sports coach teaches kids how to dribble a basketball. A counselor wipes the tears off a surviving family member who recently lost their Soldier. An employee helps another co-worker in meeting an important deadline. These are just a few examples of how employees of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command interact with the Army.

  • Dahl promoted, takes command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command

    Nov 3, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl took command of U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson during a change-of-command ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theater in San Antonio, Nov. 3.

  • Garrison improves Army Family Action Plan responsiveness

    Oct 28, 2015

    Two major changes to the Army Family Action Plan format at U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz allow submitters to raise issues year-round instead of once a year, and ensure that every single issue is forwarded to region level.

  • Fort Lee dog park opens for residents

    Oct 28, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 28, 2015) -- A large crowd of pet owners attended the grand-opening celebration Friday for the new Fort Lee Dog Park, adjacent to the Bowling Center behind the frame shop/Department of Motor Vehicles building on Battle Drive.

  • IMCOM CG. CSM thank team, veterans for service to nation

    Oct 28, 2015

    Commander's Veteran's Day message.

  • Army Entertainment to bring interactive game show to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 28, 2015

    Army Entertainment and Rising Tide Sports and Entertainment Group have signed a contract to bring interactive game-show-style entertainment to the troops.

  • Military youths learn new skills, develop talents with SKIESUnlimited Program

    Oct 27, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Jamin Jones concentrates as he scans his teacher's notes and then confidently plays a series of eighth notes on his snare and hi-hat. The 8-year-old drum student is one of many Wiesbaden military community youths learning a new skill through Child, Youth and School Services' SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited Program.

  • Rios leads Soldiers in opening night of U.S. Olympic women's boxing trials

    Oct 27, 2015

    Four Soldier-athletes from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command are battling it out this week for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Boxing Team.

  • WCAP posts strong showing at World Military Games

    Oct 22, 2015

    Members of the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) competed in the World Military Games earlier this month in Mungyeong, South Korea, and four WCAP athletes brought home a total of seven medals from the games, officially known as the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire.

  • 'Run to Honor' campaign brings survivor and Soldier together

    Oct 19, 2015

    Among the hundreds of participants who visited the "Run To Honor" booth and filled out memorial race cards, one runner went out of his way to introduce mhimself to an exceptional Gold Star sister. Stephanie Todd, of Saint Hedwig, Texas, never expected such a personal encounter as she spent her morning at the at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's booth at the Army Ten-Miler expo. Her intent was to encourage any and all race participants to dedicate their runs to fallen service members; and then in walked her own inspiration.

  • Army Entertainment announces 12 finalists for Operation Rising Star

    Oct 19, 2015

    Twelve finalists have been selected for the 2015 Operation Rising Star singing contest.

  • Army leaders recognize 2015 AUSA Family of the Year

    Oct 13, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey recognize the AUSA 2015 Family of the Year October 12 at the AUSA annual meeting and exposition, in Washington, D.C. The association selected Sgt. Blagoy Pogoncheff, his wife Stacie, and their three children to receive the 2015 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year award. (U.S. Army photo by Mr. John G. Martinez)

  • Senior leaders: Budget cuts may jeopardize Family readiness

    Oct 13, 2015

    Caring for the health, happiness and well-being of Army Families is not only a moral obligation, it's a readiness issue. And it's one that is being threatened by budget cuts, senior Army leaders told Family members during a forum at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting Monday.

  • IMCOM receives memorial quilt from survivors

    Oct 13, 2015

    A memorial quilt, signed by surviving family members of fallen Soldiers and Army Ten-Miler runners, was presented to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command. Brig. Gen. Daniel G. Mitchell, deputy commanding general for IMCOM, at the Army 10-Miler.

  • More than 700 "Run to Honor" at Army 10-miler

    Oct 13, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Mrugala, of Falls Church, Virginia, dedicated his run at the Army 10-Miler to Spc. Robert Wright, a fallen Soldier from his platoon in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

  • Soldier Show takes "We Serve" tour to San Antonio's Tobin Center

    Oct 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show delighted members of the San Antonio community and hundreds of fellow Soldiers on Columbus Day at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The Soldier-performers delivered their 90-minute song and dance production, titled "We Serve," to a capacity crowd of 1,730 in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Outside the state-of-the-art facility, more spectators, including passersby on the San Antonio River Walk, watched the show on a large video screen.

  • Volunteers 'Help the Hooch'

    Oct 13, 2015

    Participants in this year's Help the Hooch collected cans, bottles, tires and other trash from the land and waterways across Fort Benning Oct. 8.

  • 'Not in My Squad Assessment Resource' now online for self-improvement

    Oct 12, 2015

    Today, the Army launched a new website, "Not In My Squad Assessment Resource," a tool designed to help improve squad leaders' professional development and make good squads even greater, said Sgt. Maj. David L. Stewart.

  • McHugh: America needs its Army

    Oct 12, 2015

    During his 7th and final opening address during this year's Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Army Secretary John M. McHugh hammered home the importance of ground forces in winning wars, and maintaining American security and dominance.

  • USA's Lester takes silver in Greco-Roman wrestling

    Oct 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Lester took silver, Oct. 10, in Greco-Roman wrestling in the 75-kilogram division at the Military World Games.

  • Phil Stacey brings anti-bullying campaign to Camp Darby

    Oct 9, 2015

    American Idol Season 6 Contestant, Phil Stacey, toured in Europe as part of a MCYM/Club Beyond Character Development event that took him to Camp Darby October 5 where he met with students from grade 4 to 8th providing an anti-bullying campaign.

  • Out of the Darkness walk at West Point, Bringing Light to the Darkness of Suicide

    Oct 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison West point and U.S. Military Academy at West Point hold the 2nd annual "Out of the Darkness" walk at West Point, Sept. 26.

  • Families walk, bike to work or school for fitness, fun

    Oct 9, 2015

    Fort Huachuca -- Hundreds of people from Fort Huachuca and the local area participated in the installation's second Walk and Bike Your Child to School Day Oct. 7 to encourage a more healthy community and work force.

  • Breathtaking boot display opens Oct. 15 at Fort Campbell

    Oct 9, 2015

  • Gold Star sibling finds inspiration through running

    Oct 7, 2015

    In 2006, Stephanie Todd, a Saint Hedwig, Texas, resident, and her, brother Sergeant 1st Class David James Todd, Jr., were home for Thanksgiving. They wanted to do a "Family friendly" race together, and the highly-competitive siblings signed up for the Turkey Trot 4 Miler in San Antonio's McAllister Park -- only a mile from the siblings' childhood home. Being the little sister of an Army scout, Stephanie had something to prove to her big brother.

  • IMCOM G9 launches "Run to Honor" campaign

    Oct 7, 2015

    Participants in the 31st anniversary running in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C ., or on a run anywhere in the world during Columbus Day weekend are encouraged to honor fallen service members and their Families through U.S. Army Installation Management Command's social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • BOSS Forum focuses on life skills

    Oct 7, 2015

    After two weeks of mission essential fitness training, empowering briefs from Army leaders, and life skills activities, the attendees of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Future Leader Training forum learned valuable information to bring back to their duty stations. Sgt. Maj. Michael Hatfield, from the G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, wanted to focus the forum sessions on life skills, a layer in the BOSS program's quality of life pillar.

  • Teenagers represent peers, discuss hot button topics at annual event

    Oct 6, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Local teenagers attending the Youth Leadership Forum recently participated in activities geared to help them develop leadership and team-building skills.

  • Ft. Meade Soldier wins BOSSfit competition

    Oct 6, 2015

    First Lt. Michael Piscetelli, an executive officer in the 53rd Signal Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland, was named the "individual" category winner of the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers BOSSfit Competition. Piscetelli received his reward at the 2015 BOSS Future Leader Training forum at the Shades of Green. It was presented by the Sgt. Major of the Army Daniel Dailey, Sgt. Maj. Michael Hatfield, from the G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Hartless, of IMCOM.

  • USAG Daegu wins BOSSfit competition

    Oct 6, 2015

    Through relentless determination and a goal to earn money for their garrison, the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers council from U.S. Army Garrison Daegu won the inaugural BOSSfit competition in the "garrison" category. The council competed against 35 garrisons to earn the title. BOSS president Spc. Jamar Butler and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Thornton were presented with a $25,000 check during the 2015 BOSS Future Leaders Training forum.

  • IMCOM Commander sends wishes for a safe, happy Columbus Day

    Sep 29, 2015

    Safety never takes time off, so we all need to work together to remain vigilant to prevent on- and off-duty accidents this Columbus Day weekend. CSM Hartless and I cannot express how proud we are of your efforts to truly make IMCOM the Army's Home... let's make it a safe home, as well.

  • Domestic violence prevention starts with respect

    Sep 25, 2015

    In October, Army leaders at all levels will emphasize the positive impact of Army Values on relationships as they join the nation in observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence awareness campaigns will bring awareness to an issue which undermines the Army Values and has the potential to end careers -- and even lives.

  • IMCOM educational institution transforms for higher learning

    Sep 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, as a part of their commitment to developing a more agile and adaptive workforce, is restructuring its internal educational system. A big step forward in the transformation is renaming the command's existing educational institution to the College of Installation Management.

  • Accident teaches life lessons-first aid a must

    Sep 11, 2015

    Fort Knox Community Relations Officer John Campbell and his family, were on the way home from a baby shower in Louisville when the family came upon a deadly accident. They were the first vehicle on the scene. The retired Army first sergeant and cavalry scout rushed to aid victims trapped in one vehicle while his wife, a certified medical assistant, worked on the other. Call it "paying it forward" or call it "looking out for your fellow person" but John said if the situation was ever reversed he prays that someone wouldn't just drive past him or his family but would stop to do all they could to save them.

  • Parents Advisory Board: Playing a crucial role in Child, Youth and School Services

    Sep 10, 2015

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Parents play a vital role in Child, Youth and School Services -- thanks in part to their participation on the Parents Advisory Board. "The good thing about CYSS is that parents can always get involved," said Farideh Kastens, CYSS Outreach Services director, explaining that with the organization's open door policy, parents are welcome to eat lunch, play and interact with their children during activities in the various facilities.

  • 'Gold Star Mothers' become bedrocks of support for survivors of the fallen

    Sep 9, 2015

    "It's supposed to be your children burying you, not the other way around," said Brenda Cox, of Killeen, Texas. Cox is part of unique group of parents who share the enormous burden of losing their child. She became a "Gold Star Mother" when the Army presented her with a Gold Star lapel button after the loss of her son, Pfc. Richard Allen DeWater, in 2009.

  • Fort Knox librarian director earns top IMCOM award

    Sep 9, 2015

    If someone were to say the library's success has been attributed to Michael Steinmacher, the library's director, he would be the first to admit he hasn't done it alone. He would also say the library's success is due to the staff who care about Soldiers, retirees, civilians and Family members.

  • Sanderson second Soldier named to U.S. Olympic Team

    Sep 2, 2015

    Rapid-fire pistol shooter Staff Sgt. Keith Sanderson is the second Soldier from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program to be named to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. He joins WCAP Spc. Nathan Schrimsher, who recently earned his berth into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in men's Modern Pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • IMCOM CDR, CSM send wishes for a safe holiday

    Aug 24, 2015

    Regardless of where you go or how you celebrate Labor Day, we want you to enjoy this well-deserved time off, recharge yourself, and return to your duty station safe. CSM Hartless and I are extremely proud of each of you and the work you do in support of our Army, our Nation, our Soldiers and Families, and our installations.

  • IMCOM launches Expeditionary Base Operations Support pilot

    Aug 20, 2015

    The Army is looking to its civilian workforce to provide base support operations on contingency bases around the globe. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command is forming this capability with the Expeditionary Base Operations Support program.

  • Two Army teens honored through annual "Military Youth of the Year" program

    Aug 19, 2015

    Two Army teens were recognized as regional winners and runner-ups for this year's Boys & Girls Clubs of America's "Military Youth of the Year" title during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial Naval Heritage Center.

  • Soldiers win third consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Sevens crown

    Aug 18, 2015

    The All-Army team won its third consecutive crown at the 2015 Armed Forces Rugby Sevens Championship Tournament at Infinity Park, home of the Glendale Raptors, one of the nation's premier rugby clubs, Aug. 14-15.

  • Showcase and fun run prep community

    Aug 17, 2015

    Once a year, at the end of summer, the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach assembles many different organizations and services in one place for the annual community showcase. It is a chance to meet the faces behind the programs, register for classes, services and organizations -- and find out everything community members would need or want to know to have a successful year in USAG Ansbach.

  • Army Community Service EFMP supports special needs families

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers who have family members with special needs can turn to a program operated by Army Community Service to get help and support to ensure their loved one receives the care they need.

  • Fort Huachuca opens family housing to single Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Mountain Vista Communities now has on-post home leasing opportunities for single Soldiers.

  • Family Advocacy Program offers parents helping hand

    Aug 13, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 13, 2015) -- While some initiatives of the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program are focused on a few of the negative aspects of society, the New Parent Support Program is a shining beacon for military families who just want to have fun while interacting with their kids.

  • Single Soldiers, geo-bachelors party like a BOSS

    Aug 13, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fort Sill Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) held its annual summer celebration Aug. 7, at the Patriot Club's Quinette Pool. The Singles Soldier Day event drew hundreds of Single Soldiers, and geographical bachelors for a day of relaxation.

  • Fort Drum BOSS gets colorful with 5K run

    Aug 12, 2015

    Everyone started out spotless, but throughout the Color Me BOSS 5K run, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers coated runners with powders of blue, green, pink, purple and yellow until their faces, shirts and bodies came out looking tie-dyed on the other side.

  • Employees build strong ties with community

    Aug 10, 2015

    Huntsville Center's Installation Support and Programs Management Directorate's professionals participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math event with the Alabama Center for Sustainable Energy and Foundations for Tomorrow for the Tiny Home Build weekend Aug. 8-9, at Sci-Quest in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Demolition begins for newest Fort Carson housing project

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works and Balfour Beatty Communities officially launched work on the post's newest housing project Aug. 3, 2015, by starting demolition of existing homes in the Cherokee Village neighborhood.

  • Army athletes, coaches bolster Team USA performance at Pan Am Games

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldier-athletes from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, won two gold, one silver and five bronze medals as members of Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

  • Ansbach's Army Community Service celebrates half century of ACS history

    Jul 24, 2015

    The staff of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Army Community Service put together a birthday barbecue July 24, 2015 at their location at Katterbach Kaserne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Community Service in the Army.

  • Tree dedicated to "Mother of ACS"

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command leadership dedicated a live oak tree on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to honor Army Community Service's 50th birthday and its founder, the late Lt. Col. Emma Marie Baird. The tree stands next to Building 2266, where the IMCOM G9 Family Programs offices are located. It symbolizes the program's growth, strength and stability.

  • Army celebrates 50th anniversary of Army Community Service

    Jul 24, 2015

    "Soldiers will do anything if they know their Families are being cared for," said Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, referring to Army Community Service, which is committed to caring for them.

  • Baumholder Lake tempts Soldiers, families as temperatures soar

    Jul 23, 2015

    As temperatures soar to record heights this summer, a cool dip in the Baumholder Lake can be very inviting, but don't underestimate the dangers of cold currents and the distances to the platform and trampoline in the middle of the lake.

  • ACS at 50: Meet your JBM-HH ACS staff

    Jul 23, 2015

    July 25 marks 50 years of "real life solutions for successful Army living" as Army Community Service celebrates this momentous occasion. We at the Pentagram congratulate and thank our JBM-HH ACS staff members, past and present, for their hard work and commitment to helping service members and families adapt and embrace the challenges of military life.

  • Happy 50th, ACS!

    Jul 23, 2015

    Editor's note: July 25 marks 50 years of "real life solutions for successful Army living" as Army Community Service celebrates this momentous occasion. We at the Pentagram congratulate and thank our JBM-HH ACS staff members, past and present, for their hard work and commitment to helping service members and families adapt and embrace the challenges of military life.

  • ACS at Ansbach to celebrate Army-wide 50th anniversary with birthday barbecue

    Jul 22, 2015

    Army Community Service at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach is set to celebrate ACS's 50 years of service with a "birthday party" Friday, July 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the garrison's ACS headquarter building lawn at Katterbach Kaserne.

  • Soldiers finish 2nd, 4th in Pan American Games 10K race

    Jul 22, 2015

    Spc. Aron Rono claimed the silver medal and Spc. Shadrack Kipchirchir battled a cramping calf muscle to take fourth place in the men's 10,000-meter run today at the 2015 Pan American Games. Both runners are Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • ACS marks 50 years of service

    Jul 21, 2015

    Army Community Service on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall celebrated 50 years of service to the installation with an employee open house that brought current and former staff members and volunteers together July 8 at the community center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base.

  • Xtreme trail mix

    Jul 16, 2015

  • Young minds rescue astronauts

    Jul 16, 2015

    Astronaut Eggbert has lost his spacecraft's retrorockets, and it is hurtling toward Earth. Young engineers have to figure out a way to make his crash landing survivable. Working in teams and with a limited budget, materials and time the children promptly get to work on solving the problem. This was the scenario nine youths ranging in ages from 12 to 16 faced as a project during the Starbase Oklahoma summer camp July 13, at the Fort Sill Youth Center.

  • FMWR event shows appreciation to military, civilian families

    Jul 16, 2015

    More than 1,500 service members and civilians people stepped out of their air-conditioned homes, July 11, to enjoy an afternoon at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area for Military Appreciation Day.

  • ACS organization captures woman's heart

    Jul 12, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Barbara Gratten was so impressed with Army Community Service as a military spouse in 1967, she decided to volunteer with them. More than 5,000 volunteer hours later, she said ACS's focus on taking care of others is what kept her with the organization so long.

  • 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.