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  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • Growing Up Army Style Teaches Lessons Of Friendship, Independence

    Apr 8, 2016

    The Grover children are like stepping stones -- each representing the happy family times they've shared between deployments with their dad, Sgt. First Class Jonathan Grover.

  • Fort Sill opens spacious Fires Fitness Center

    Apr 7, 2016

    Fort Sill' spacious $22 million Fires Fitness Center offers full range of equipment.

  • Expo keys on road, home, biker safety

    Apr 7, 2016

    Fort Sill addresses concerns with safety expo.

  • Monterey military children run "across the country" to prepare for fun run

    Apr 7, 2016

    Students at Marshall Elementary School in Seaside, California have run "across the country," running enough collective miles to travel a route from Monterey Bay to Boston Harbor. The school is located on Ord Military Community at the Presidio of Monterey - an Army installation headquartered in Monterey, California. Many of the students are also training participate in a community 3K fun run with their parents in April.

  • April is the time to recognize the military's youngest contributors

    Apr 6, 2016

    Imagine moving to a new state or country every two or three years. Imagine changing schools, making new friends, and then leaving it all behind. Imagine going months without seeing your mom or dad.

  • Community shows appreciation to Gold Star spouses

    Apr 6, 2016

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command leaders, community leaders and visiting dignitaries showed their appreciation for the surviving spouses of fallen service members on April 5, at a special luncheon at the Survivor Outreach Services building on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The nation observes Gold Star Spouses' Day on April 5. The "Gold Star" label refers to the special lapel buttons survivors receive from the military after a service member's death.

  • Gold Star spouse strives to find niche in community

    Apr 4, 2016

    Kelvin Triggs considers himself to be a loner. His days consist of managing a small business and taking care of his teenage son Nick. He says that it is hard for him to associate with new people outside of work and church. Triggs' life forever changed in 2011. He became a widower after the death of his wife Master Sgt. Marcia Triggs, an Army journalist assigned to the Office of Chief of Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. A veteran himself, he went from being a military spouse to a Gold Star spouse -- the unique name given to surviving family members because of the gold pins they receive from the military.

  • Wiesbaden's Rheinblick Golf Course welcomes individuals, families for fun and resiliency

    Apr 4, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Although only a 15-minute drive from downtown Wiesbaden, the Rheinblick Golf Course may be one of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's best-kept secrets. "This is one of the prettiest golf courses that you'll find in Germany," said Jerry Beierschmitt, Rheinblick Golf Course superintendent.

  • Army focuses on child abuse prevention

    Apr 4, 2016

    "It takes all of us working together to prevent child abuse," said Lisa Stewart, the Family advocacy program manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In April, Army leaders at all levels will emphasize the importance of safety and prevention methods as they join the nation in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse prevention campaigns will bring awareness to an issue that affects all community members.

  • Fort Bliss Run for the Fallen 5k

    Apr 4, 2016

    About 1100 Soldiers, family members and survivors attended the second annual Fort Bliss Run for the Fallen 5k April 2, 2016.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest

    Mar 29, 2016

    A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions.

  • Veteran Army photography contestant exposes world travels via imagery

    Mar 29, 2016

    Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra is a seven-time competitor in the annual photography contest hosted by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of U.S. Army Installation Management Command. He competed in the contest even before the word "digital" was added to the title.

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • Army transitions to simplified DOD request for childcare website

    Mar 28, 2016

    The Army is transitioning to a new single portal Department of Defense website -- www.MilitaryChildCare.com -- designed to make it easier for Soldiers to find the childcare they need.

  • Army 101 teaches families about Soldier's life

    Mar 24, 2016

    Basic Combat Training might be an enormous challenge to a young Soldier, but it's also stressful for Family members. An online program helps families learn about their Soldier's new lifestyle, and their participation can provide the Soldier-in-training a few extra benefits.

  • The Wall that Heals is coming to Fort Irwin

    Mar 15, 2016

    As part of the National Training Center's 50th Vietnam War Commemoration next Saturday, March 19, a 250-foot long, half scale replica of the original wall on Washington D.C. will be set up in the large parking lot behind the post chapel for viewing from Thursday morning through Sunday morning, March 17-20.

  • Heart attack survivor tells all, gives advice

    Mar 11, 2016

    How does a health conscious, workout crazy, health food eating, gym rat have a heart attack? It wasn't easy. And involves all the wrong numbers. RJ Dyrdek is the energy manager for the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Knox and is well regarded as an installation energy conservationist. He is a husband, father, and--a heart attack survivor. This is his story.

  • Students travel world virtually

    Mar 10, 2016

    Two Fort Carson elementary schools took part in a Beta-test of Google Expeditions, a program that immerses that users in a virtual environment, March 2, 2016.

  • Military child shares her "big" story

    Mar 9, 2016

    Young lives. Big stories. These four words capture the way of life for military children. If asked "what does it mean to be a military child?" each child -- no matter how young they are -- will have an interesting story to share. Elisa Solomon, a senior at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, answered with more than just storytelling in mind. She understands the "emotional rollercoaster" that children like her experience and wanted to let them know that they are not alone.

  • Read Across America Brings Smiles to Local Children

    Mar 8, 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For the fifteen five-year-olds gathered at Janiece Thomas's feet, she held the culmination of a week's worth of Dr. Seuss. Big smiles across the children's faces were not only because of their visitor, but actually because of books.

  • Fort Irwin working to ensure reliable electrical power at NTC

    Mar 7, 2016

    On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage, as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 am to 6 pm. During the outage, SCE will do maintenance work on its power grid. Much has been done to improve the reliability and sustainability of the National Training Center's electrical power supply since two summers ago, when a series of outages beset the post.

  • Staff Sgt. Nunn overcomes flu to become three-time Olympian

    Feb 24, 2016

    Staff Sgt. John Nunn overcame the flu to win the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the 50-kilometer Race Walk to earn his third Olympic berth with a personal-best time of 4 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds on Feb. 21 in Santee, California.

  • Armed Forces Cross Country Race Results

    Feb 22, 2016

    Race Results from the Armed Forces Cross Country Championships. For the full story and photos, see http://www.army.mil/article/162453/

  • BOSS President leads from the front

    Feb 22, 2016

    Significant developments in one's career can come from unlikely places. For one Soldier, a community recreation program gave him growth opportunities far beyond what he had imagined. Staff Sgt. Eric Jimenez, a laboratory sciences non-commissioned officer in charge at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is one of the Soldiers behind the creation of the new Army Performance Triad's "Cooking Guide for Soldiers" and an assessment instructor for the Office of the Surgeon General.

  • Via: Youth must be mentored toward STEM careers now

    Feb 21, 2016

    When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • IMCOM-Europe director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees

    Feb 19, 2016

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today's international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command-Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18.

  • MWR Pet Care Center, here to help

    Feb 18, 2016

    USAG YONGSAN -- For families who are constantly on the move, providing quality care for their pets can be a difficult task. This is especially true for military personnel who go through a permanent change of station (PCS) every few years. To help families feel more at home, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan MWR Pet Care Center provides a wide range of services that are intended to make your pet feel right at home, too.

  • Time to focus on you

    Feb 18, 2016

    It's time to ponder what's being done to take care of you. Are you getting enough sleep? Eating healthy? Exercising regularly? Maybe you need to battle buddy to help you stay accountable. The point is to make a plan and here are some tips to get it started.

  • HOW TO ADOPT A MILITARY WORKING DOG

    Feb 18, 2016

    Thank you for your interest in the DOD Military Working Dog Adoption Program. The DOD Military Working Dog Adoption Program is managed by the 341st Training Squadron, United States Air Force.

  • Make time to visit Medicine Creek bluffs

    Feb 18, 2016

    It's a gorgeous week. The weather is perfect for all things outdoors (minus skiing I suppose). And so it is with the belief that you all should find time to go outside that I bring you this week's bucket-list item: The Medicine Creek bluffs.

  • MWR builds recreational cabin at Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Feb 16, 2016

    Why is there a cabin at Tulley Lake? Responding to leisure needs surveys over several years, Pine Bluff Arsenal's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate discovered that recreational cabins was something the Arsenal workforce and families wanted.

  • Soldiers dominate Armed Forces Cross Country

    Feb 16, 2016

    Three Soldiers finished among the top 10 runners in America while leading All-Army to the men's and women's team titles in the 2016 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Feb. 6 at Rivers Edge Golf Course in Bend, Oregon.

  • Marathon prep like training for war, says Olympian

    Feb 15, 2016

    "A marathon is like a war," said Maj. Dan Browne, a 2004 U.S. Olympic runner and member of the Oregon Army National Guard. There is a lot of planning, preparation and training, as well as qualifying races to compete in before the marathon. The amount of training is comparable to readying Soldiers for combat.

  • Okie Bucket List: Romantic getaway for under $100

    Feb 11, 2016

    Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area offers cabins for rent through Fort Sill FMWR, and has Valentine's Day specials.

  • Veterans Affairs, DoD and community partners strategize to tackle veteran suicide, 'invisible wounds

    Feb 11, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a new strategy to combat the number of veteran suicides, one that includes reducing the number through social engagement.

  • White Sands Missile Range to host annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 5, 2016

    The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 20. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance.

  • USO marks 75 years of service

    Feb 4, 2016

    The United Service Organizations celebrated three-quarters of a century of service to the nation's active duty service members and their families Feb. 4.

  • "Always Ready" Soldier volunteers time, skills to help others

    Feb 4, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas (February 4, 2016) -- With a new year under way, the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade remains postured as the "Always Ready Brigade." For the brigade's Soldiers, standing ready to assist is part of their mindset, on and off-post. Epitomizing Noncommissioned Officer leadership, one Soldier has taken the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer to heart placing his Soldiers' needs above his own. Sgt. Tyler Lewis, the telecommunication NCO for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, takes it upon himself to support Soldiers and civilians who need assistance through a volunteer spirit.

  • Bowling: A chance to strike up friendships

    Feb 4, 2016

    A visit to Twin Oaks Bowling Center at Fort Sill, Okla., for some inexpensive fun.

  • Old post gift shop reopens at Fort Sill

    Feb 4, 2016

    After being closed for more than two years the Post Trader's Store Gift Shop re-opened Feb. 4 at 9 a.m.

  • Transition summits to educate Soldiers on employment process

    Feb 3, 2016

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes program will host two transition summits in Europe during March. The first will be held at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, March 7-8, and the other at USAG Rheinland-Pfalz, March 10-11.

  • Longtime ACS volunteer to be recognized with award for service

    Feb 3, 2016

    As a volunteer with Army Community Service on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, retired Army Lt. Col. C.J. Buche contributed 3,758 hours of service over five years. In April, she'll receive the Emma Marie Baird Award at the JBM-HH Volunteer Recognition Award Ceremony for her efforts.

  • 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 www.OpRisingStar.com, 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.