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  • 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.

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

    May 21, 2015

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

  • Carson golfers compete in reality series

    May 21, 2015

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

  • First-time event offers color run, festival

    May 21, 2015

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

  • JBM-HH preps for pool season

    May 21, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill full-service facility here for auto care

    May 21, 2015

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

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

    May 20, 2015

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

  • The long journey home

    May 18, 2015

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

  • Army releases Memorial Day PSAs

    May 15, 2015

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

  • IMCOM G9 launches "Honor the Fallen" campaign

    May 15, 2015

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

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

    May 15, 2015

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

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

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

  • Emergency reveals value of training

    May 14, 2015

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

  • Academy develops civilian leaders

    May 14, 2015

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

  • PCMS firefighters provide emergency backup

    May 14, 2015

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

  • Garrison CSM recognizes Net Zero champions

    May 14, 2015

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

  • Weather-awareness key to Oklahoma living

    May 14, 2015

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

  • Okie bucket list looks into times past

    May 14, 2015

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

  • Army wrestlers reach unprecedented peaks

    May 13, 2015

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

  • Why We Serve: Honor

    May 12, 2015

  • Thrift Shop offers support with its sales, donations

    May 12, 2015

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

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

    May 12, 2015

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

  • Students learn to love math at Netzaberg Elementary School

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Wiesbaden volunteers give more than 78,000 hours

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Are We Addicted to Food?

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Runners vie for chance to represent post

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Motorcycle and auto safety differ on some points

    May 8, 2015

    There are two critical differences between cars and motorcycles.

  • Army takes action against summer wildfires

    May 8, 2015

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

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

    May 8, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill Spring Carnival draws thousands

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Spouse-a-Palooza pampers those who support Soldiers

    May 7, 2015

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

  • Male military spouses do much more than mow lawns

    May 6, 2015

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

  • Honoring Our Fallen

    May 6, 2015

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

  • BAMC Soldiers to compete at 2015 DOD Warrior Games

    May 6, 2015

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

  • Soldier uses archery to overcome injuries

    May 6, 2015

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

  • Families, community celebrate Molly Pitcher Day

    May 6, 2015

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

  • MWR to bring additional obstacle-course races to troops

    May 6, 2015

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

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

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

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

    May 5, 2015

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

  • Army Ten-Miler Celebrates 31st Anniversary

    May 4, 2015

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

  • Legacy of a military working dog

    May 4, 2015

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

  • Survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

    May 4, 2015

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

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

    May 3, 2015

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

  • Presidio opens functional fitness facility

    May 1, 2015

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

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill run meets inflated expectations

    Apr 30, 2015

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

  • Citizenship helps Soldier give his family better life

    Apr 29, 2015

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

  • Boy Scouts starts tradition to honor WWII generals

    Apr 26, 2015

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

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • AMRDEC employees, families race to support campaign

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Ride 2 Recovery passes through Fort Hood

    Apr 24, 2015

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

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

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Respite care changes allow more flexibility

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Soldier uses sports to stay resilient, motivated

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • ACC SHARP Stand-Down Day

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • HRC SHARP program opens its doors to raise awareness

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill Soldiers seek All-Army bowling berths

    Apr 24, 2015

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

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

    Apr 23, 2015

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

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

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

  • Soldiers stay 'SHARP' on Okinawa

    Apr 22, 2015

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