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  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released "IMCOM 2025 and Beyond," a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general's vision for the organization.

  • Top 6 selected for 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Entertainment officials selected three Soldiers, two Army family members and an Airman as semifinalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star presented by PenFed military singing contest.

  • AFAP conference reviews 46 issues

    Nov 11, 2014

    This year's Army Family Action Program Conference wrapped up Oct. 30 with dozens of issues submitted by Soldiers and Family members.

  • Football fans turn out for FOX Sports event

    Nov 11, 2014

    Football fans from across Fort Benning got a special treat Nov. 9, as FOX Sports broadcast segments of its FOX NFL Sunday pregame show live from York Field.

  • All-Army Light Welterweight champ sets sights on Olympic gold

    Nov 11, 2014

    Sgt. Anthony Nunez, a Patriot missile launching station operator/maintainer assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Camp Carroll, South Korea, recently earned the title of All-Army light welterweight boxing champ during the Army's 2014 competition held at Fort Huachuca Sept. 12 and 13.

  • High School Auto Shop meets Army Auto Shop

    Nov 11, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, California found out what Army mechanic's do each day during a visit on Nov. 6, here.

  • Ansbach garrison to hold Winter Safety Day Nov. 14

    Nov 10, 2014

    As part of its regular Friday morning training, the Ansbach garrison workforce is scheduled to take part in Winter Safety Day from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • Helping Save Lives One Heartbeat At A Time

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It all started with the heartbeat of an idea. While searching for a project that would benefit their fellow employees, a group of LIFT team members kept coming back to the same question: "What's better than trying to save a life?" They had other ideas for projects that would improve the working environment for the Aviation and Missile Command's employees, but doing something that could potentially help save the life of a co-worker won out every time.

  • 'Baby Lady' Happy To Welcome New Arrivals

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Donna Harris doesn't mind being called the "baby lady." She enjoys all things "baby." She likes the "Baby Bundle," a free basket of supplies that she provides for newborns, and their moms and dads compliments of the New Parent Support Program, located at Army Community Service. She is happy to provide information on child issues and available resources to new military parents. And she is always willing to visit the homes of expectant parents and parents with babies to see how she can support them as they experience the challenges -- and rewards -- of parenthood.

  • Quilts Given To Veterans Represent Thanks

    Nov 10, 2014

    They reflect the nation's patriotic colors. They often showcase a traditional pattern -- Ohio Star, Fence Rail, Churn Dash and Log Cabin, to name a few. Many feature patriotic images, such as a Bald Eagle, U.S. flag or a praying Soldier. And all carry the Quilts of Valor label. But these quilts are most remembered for the combat veterans they honor.

  • Military Families Honored On Day Of Deployed

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veteran memorials are meant to bring back memories of heroism and sacrifice. So, with Huntsville's Veterans Memorial as a backdrop, state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw didn't have any problems encouraging his audience to think about the deployments service members and their families have endured in the post-9/11 era.

  • Grassroots Forum Plants Seeds For Improvement

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A special thanks was delivered to the entire Team Redstone community during the installation's 27th annual Army Family Action Plan Conference on Oct. 21.

  • Inspiring Wounded Warrior Runs Over Obstacles

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There are no excuses. Supportive and loving family relationships. Career success. Being physically fit. Growing into the person you were meant to be. If you want it, you can do it.You can do it, even when you have endured war, confronted post traumatic stress disorder, and encountered the challenges of losing an arm and a leg. That's the message wounded Iraq war veteran Noah Galloway delivered to Aviation and Missile Command employees who nearly packed the Bob Jones Auditorium to hear him speak at the invitation of the organization's 2014 Advanced Lift (Leader Investment for Tomorrow) Class.

  • Program Builds Home For Wounded Warrior's Family

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The house at 148 Autumn Cove in Madison is more than just four walls and a roof. For Cpl. Brandon Johnson and his wife Tiffany, it will be home.

  • Students Tour Redstone Science Laboratories

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lessons from the classroom came to life Oct. 23 for ninth- and 10th-graders at Ardmore High School, as they paid a visit to Redstone Arsenal to learn more about the career opportunities and work that is done at Redstone Test Center and Marshall Space Flight Center.

  • Powerhouse singing wins Operation Rising Star

    Nov 10, 2014

    Pvt. 2nd Class Amber Duncan brought down the Nehelani, Oct. 28, at U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's "Operation Rising Star" finals.

  • 100+ receive ACS resume training

    Nov 10, 2014

    Whether you are a Soldier getting ready to transition from the Army, a military spouse desiring to find employment or a Department of the Army civilian seeking employment advancement, the process of finding a job begins with having a winning federal resume.

  • Bonding with BOSS promotes meaningful connections

    Nov 10, 2014

    For many Soldiers new to Oahu, everything is unfamiliar and change can be overwhelming.

  • Army's Op Rising Star to perform at White House

    Nov 6, 2014

    Sgt. Christiana Ball, the 2013 winner of Operation Rising Star, has been invited to participate in the Nov. 6, 2014, music annual gala called "In Performance at the White House."

  • Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

  • Community members support Holiday Food Bank during Make a Difference Day

    Nov 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members were definitely in the holiday spirit Oct. 25 as they gave generously during Make a Difference Day. Organized by Army Community Service's Earl McFarland, the holiday food drive outside the Wiesbaden Commissary gathered supplies for ACS's new Holiday Food Bank, which opened Nov. 3.

  • New dance studios, other features enhance SKIES Unlimited Program

    Nov 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young Wiesbaden dance enthusiasts and instructors have two new reasons to celebrate. "We just spent over €110,000 on two new dance studios," said Steven Hall, director of Wiesbaden's School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited Program.

  • Native American Heritage Month - 2014

    Nov 3, 2014

    Every year, our Nation pauses to reflect on the profound ways the First Americans have shaped our country's character and culture. - President Barack Obama

  • Devil Brigade Captain becomes triathlete

    Nov 3, 2014

    Anthony J. Mattazaro, a 30-year-old Army captain assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division always had an admiration for triathletes. Mattazaro wasn't sure if he could become a tri-athlete himself, but as time passed, the curiosity of completing a triathlon remained.

  • Statement of Army Secretary John McHugh

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh released the following statement Nov. 1 regarding the Army's ongoing efforts to contact soldiers who may have been exposed to chemical weapons while serving in Iraq:

  • CSM Daniel A. Dailey selected to be next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Nov 3, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army January 30, 2015.

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • First female South Korean soldiers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 31, 2014

    Two Republic of Korea army soldiers were the first females to earn and wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, which was awarded to them at a graduation ceremony on Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23, 2014.

  • Ghosts, goblins and 'ninjas' converge on Panzer for spooky evening

    Oct 31, 2014

    A wide variety of ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes, animals and many other scary and fun costumed characters joined the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Family Readiness Group for an evening of Halloween festivities during the 2014 21st TSC Trunk or Treat on Panzer Kaserne Oct. 30.

  • 5 civilians honored by Army Chief of Staff

    Oct 31, 2014

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Army's Chief of Staff, presented five American citizens with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award during a special performance of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo, at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Rock Island Arsenal's 'Halloween Hustle'

    Oct 31, 2014

    Soldiers and civilian employees from Rock Island Arsenal take off on the Halloween Hustle, an early morning 5-kilometer fun run and walk held Oct. 31 on the installation.

  • Army Ten Miler Team returns triumphant from race in D.C.

    Oct 31, 2014

  • Fort Carson water reductions earn Secretary of the Army award

    Oct 31, 2014

    Fort Carson's Net Zero water conservation efforts brought the installation the 2014 Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for water conservation.

  • Fort Carson hosts domestic violence awareness conference

    Oct 31, 2014

    Fort Carson hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness Month conference in which attendees wore masks to replicate a victim of domestic violence her identity and not being her true self.

  • Women sweep Operation Rising Star semifinals

    Oct 31, 2014

    Ten singers took to the stage at Hale Ikena, here, to compete in the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii semifinals of "Operation Rising Star," Oct. 22.

  • Chief salutes five with Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 31, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presented Outstanding Civilian Service Awards to five private sector men and women who have significantly helped Soldiers and their families through employment programs, financial aid assistance, adaptive sports rehabilitation and quality of life programs, during a special Twilight Tattoo to honor the five at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Rainbow Elementary students show true colors by pledging during Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 30, 2014

    Students from U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach closed out Red Ribbon Week at Rainbow Elementary School today.

  • Soldier Show's razzle-dazzle promotes 'Standing Strong'

    Oct 30, 2014

    An evening of singing, dancing and pop songs sends an entertaining and powerful message to USAG Bavaria

  • A special girl creates a special Halloween for deployed Soldiers

    Oct 29, 2014

    Sapphira Murphy doesn't have an easy life. She suffers from mental health issues, which create challenges in many things that kids take for granted.

  • Army expanding leadership and talent development opportunities for civilian corps

    Oct 29, 2014

    In an effort to increase talent management opportunities for civilian employees, the Army recently polled 400 civilians in GS-11 and GS-12 positions across all Army Career Programs to determine what types of training and professional development opportunities appealed to them.

  • How parents can help keep their children from drugs

    Oct 28, 2014

    Parents often struggle with determining the appropriate age to discuss alcohol and drugs with their children. Here's why it's important to hold an open, honest conversation on the matter.

  • Virtual stage open to active-duty singers

    Oct 28, 2014

    Active-duty Service members still have an opportunity to submit videos online to compete for two of six finalist spots and a chance to be named the 2014 "Rising Star."

  • Army MWR recognizes, rewards exemplary workforce development

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Command recently completed on-site special training events for the winners of the 2014 Exemplary Workforce Development Award contest. Trainers from the School for Family and MWR on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, completed site visits to U.S. Army Garrisons Miami, Stuttgart and Hawaii, Fort Knox, and the Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World to deliver 2- or 3-day high-intensity training sessions to non-appropriated fund employees as part of their award.

  • Garrison safety encourages Ansbach to have safe, fun Halloween

    Oct 24, 2014

    Halloween is Oct. 31, and superheroes, ghosts, goblins and more will overrun the streets at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach.

  • Translating Army experience into employment

    Oct 23, 2014

    Army's Soldier for Life program is a key factor for transitioning Soldiers, families

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month observed in Ansbach

    Oct 23, 2014

    USAG Ansbach observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

  • Don't be an online target

    Oct 23, 2014

    Cybersecurity training gives social media users the tools to stay safe online

  • Fall Festival draws 2,000 to Fort Sill

    Oct 23, 2014

    Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area turned into a zombieland as Fort Sill's FMRW hosted its Second Annual Fall Festival Oct. 18. About 2,000 people turned out for the festivities which included a 5k zombie obstacle course trail run, pumpkin patch, zombie movie marathon and zombie paintball hunt.

  • Delegates prioritize Army Family Action Plan issues

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Change may be on the way for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community now that delegates of the Army Family Action Plan conference have reported this year's prioritized issues to garrison leaders. More than 30 issues were sorted, analyzed and prioritized during the fiscal year 2015 conference held Oct. 15-16 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center.

  • Hispanic heritage: Observance celebrates legacy of action, future successes

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Despite speaking English with a heavy accent, Sgt. Maj. Carlos Capacetti said he is no less an American than the 102 pilgrims who migrated to America in 1620. This exceptional diversity and legacy is what he, along with other Americans of Hispanic descent and members of the Wiesbaden community, celebrated Oct. 15 in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tony Bass Multi-Purpose Center on Clay Kaserne.

  • Nature walk brings local terrain to life

    Oct 22, 2014

    Environmental Trail Tour brings community members closer to nature

  • Consumer fraud thrives

    Oct 21, 2014

    I recently received a voicemail from my bank's fraud department asking me to confirm a $2,200 pending transaction.

  • Teen warning signs can be real

    Oct 21, 2014

    Teen suicide is a very pertinent issue today in the United States.

  • Family Advocacy strives to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Family Advocacy Program at Army Community Services (ACS) strives to reduce incidents of child abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome by educating Soldiers and their families. Not only is it incorporated into mandatory annual training for units, it is also included in replacements training for new Soldiers on the island.

  • Recognition of Gold Star family better late than never

    Oct 18, 2014

    Family member recognized as Gold Star 71 years later

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • USAG Ansbach takes pride in Army DoD revised sign standard

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Directorate of Public Works installed the first installation sign that falls within the Department of Defense's revised design standards Oct. 8, 2014, at Barton Barracks.

  • Fort Drum community welcomes returning Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Thursday at Magrath Gym to welcome 144 Soldiers home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The gym was packed full of banners and signs, with proud Family Members and friends anxiously awaiting the return of their loved ones.

  • Commentary: Can you guess who I am?

    Oct 16, 2014

    Hello, I am a silent killer. I know no names. I am not partial to age, gender or social class. People often get me confused with a security blanket, being powerful, harmless, loving and caring.

  • Scholarships available to Service members, families

    Oct 16, 2014

    The price for a college education can be very expensive. Barbara Martin, Army Community Services Employment Readiness Program manager, said the more college scholarships military dependents can receive the less money they will have coming out of their pockets.

  • Frontier Army Days provides glimpse of 19th century Soldier life

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Sill hosted its sixth annual Frontier Army Days -- a living history program designed to give children and adults the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience through re-enactment and historical storytelling about 19th century Soldiers in the Midwest.

  • FLW holds 5k for Domestic Violence Awareness

    Oct 16, 2014

    About 100 people braved the rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to participate in Fort Leonard Wood's third monthly 5k run at the Davidson Fitness Center.

  • Evolving history: Museum reworks displays to keep perspective fresh

    Oct 16, 2014

    Museums are a record of the slow, constant change and evolution in the world that people participate in every day, and this record itself is constantly being updated at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum by a staff that recognizes the importance of building the future on the foundations of the past.

  • Training helps families grow

    Oct 16, 2014

    The challenges that come with change are a part of the military lifestyle, and an Army Community Service program on post is helping families realize that together they can grow and thrive when facing these challenges.

  • Hunting with heroes: Funds raised benefit wounded warriors

    Oct 16, 2014

    Oct. 11 marked the culmination of a weeklong hunt to benefit wounded warriors, and with the funds raised through the event, Fort Rucker is giving back to Soldiers.

  • Power of humor emphasized during disability awareness event

    Oct 16, 2014

    Members of the Fort Belvoir community learned the importance of recognizing accomplishments made by men and women with disabilities during the Belvoir Equal Employment Opportunity office's National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration at the Community Center, Thursday.

  • 2-18th Field Artillery Regiment wins two tournaments

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment celebrated a first place in not one flag football tournament, but two.

  • Washington Wizards practice at Fort Belvoir

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Belvoir military personnel and their Families got a unique opportunity to meet professional National Basketball Association players when the Washington Wizards conducted an exhibition practice session to support the Salute to our Troops program, Monday at Wells Field House.

  • Calling for "Communities of Care" to Support Military Children

    Oct 16, 2014

    When it comes to caring for children of military families who may also be suffering from the effects of their parents' service-related conditions, "what we need to do is treat them at the front line," says Col. Rebecca Porter.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

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

  • No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

    Oct 15, 2014

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

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

    Oct 15, 2014

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

  • Young Survivor gets his flag

    Oct 14, 2014

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

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

    Oct 14, 2014

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

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Olympic medalist Soldier-wrestler greets runners at ATM Expo

    Oct 14, 2014

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

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

    Oct 14, 2014

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

  • CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2014

    "Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation's trusted professionals," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Horsemanship event offers fun, education for Families

    Oct 14, 2014

    Hundreds of Families and volunteers attended the Warrior Outreach Horsemanship Program Oct. 11 at Wetherby Field.

  • ARMY TEN-MILER: Fort Benning takes first in mixed division

    Oct 14, 2014

    Fort Benning's Army Ten-Miler team placed first out of 52 mixed division teams in the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Boston Market Grand Opening at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss

    Oct 14, 2014

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

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

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

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • Running ten Army miles for fun, honor

    Oct 12, 2014

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

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

    Oct 12, 2014

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

  • New Home Welcomes Wounded Warrior

    Oct 10, 2014

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

  • Fire Department Spreads Prevention Message

    Oct 10, 2014

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

  • Operation Hopes To Wipe Out Veteran Homelessness

    Oct 10, 2014

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

  • Motorcyclist Rides To POW/MIA Remembrance

    Oct 10, 2014

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

  • Deli Manager Sees Success Despite Blindness

    Oct 10, 2014

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

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

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

  • Plan for safety this Columbus Day weekend

    Oct 9, 2014

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

  • Fort Sill celebrates Oktoberfest

    Oct 9, 2014

  • Fort Hood Oktoberfest 2014

    Oct 8, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, III Corps deputy commanding general, and his wife, Anna Marie toast during Fort Hood's Oktoberfest at the Sportsmen's Pavilion, Oct. 3. Cox and his wife cheered, "O'zapft is!" - German for "It's tapped!" - as they raised their steins. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Friends, family welcome home 266 FMSC Soldiers from Kuwait deployment

    Oct 8, 2014

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 266th Financial Management Support Center returned home to their family and loved ones following a nine-month deployment in Kuwait Oct. 7.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers receive warm welcome home

    Oct 8, 2014

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

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