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  • Boy Scouts starts tradition to honor WWII generals

    Apr 26, 2015

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

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • AMRDEC employees, families race to support campaign

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Ride 2 Recovery passes through Fort Hood

    Apr 24, 2015

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

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

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Respite care changes allow more flexibility

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Soldier uses sports to stay resilient, motivated

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • ACC SHARP Stand-Down Day

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • HRC SHARP program opens its doors to raise awareness

    Apr 24, 2015

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

  • Fort Sill Soldiers seek All-Army bowling berths

    Apr 24, 2015

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

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

    Apr 23, 2015

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

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

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

  • Soldiers stay 'SHARP' on Okinawa

    Apr 22, 2015

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

  • Soldiers help kids with paint and brushes

    Apr 22, 2015

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

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

    Apr 22, 2015

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

  • Chaplains gather, discuss training and readiness issues

    Apr 22, 2015

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

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

    Apr 22, 2015

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

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

    Apr 22, 2015

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

  • Earth Day 2015 Army Message

    Apr 22, 2015

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

  • Employer offers on-the-spot interviews, jobs

    Apr 22, 2015

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

  • IMCOM commander wants BRAC to rid Army of excess infrastructure

    Apr 22, 2015

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

  • "Giraffes Can't Dance" attracts families

    Apr 21, 2015

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

  • USAG Wiesbaden conducts SHARP stand down

    Apr 21, 2015

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

  • Hail, Caesar! Sixth grade recreates ancient Rome

    Apr 21, 2015

    Sixth-graders host Roman carnival for younger students

  • Student scientists score at symposium

    Apr 21, 2015

    HMHS students head to U.S. to compete

  • Baby Expo showcases services

    Apr 21, 2015

    New moms get the low-down on local resources

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

    Apr 21, 2015

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

  • Mariners Salute Armed Forces

    Apr 21, 2015

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

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

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Army child among Military Child of Year awardees

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Alcohol and violence: a toxic relationship

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Army child of the year encourages other youth to volunteer

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Sustainers run to support SHARP awareness month

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Callaway helps Wounded Warriors heal with gift of golf

    Apr 20, 2015

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

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

    Apr 20, 2015

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

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

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named Army's top female athlete

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • AIT students weigh in on the 2015 Soldier Show

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Intellectual turned athlete takes gold at Army trials

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Soldier Show wows Camelot Elementary School students

    Apr 20, 2015

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

  • Army Reserve in Europe, long legacy still vital

    Apr 19, 2015

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

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

    Apr 18, 2015

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

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

    Apr 18, 2015

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

  • Rotational troops get a morale boost in USAG Bavaria

    Apr 17, 2015

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

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

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Garrison dedicates enlarged FMWR Pet Kennels

    Apr 17, 2015

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

  • Awareness reaches peak levels at TSC 'SHARP Summit'

    Apr 16, 2015

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

  • 'We have to do better' Post highlights the dangers of drinking and driving

    Apr 16, 2015

    Nobody has ever loved a number. That was Patricia Voelker's message to the Fort Jackson workforce Monday morning. The Lexington native was part of a team leading a pair of alcohol-abuse awareness activities at the Solomon Center -- a team intent on putting a face to the statistics.

  • Preventing assault: It's everyone's job

    Apr 16, 2015

    Malissa Welch and Jacqueline Andrews stand at the forefront of the battle against sexual assault on post. As a sexual assault response coordinator and victim advocate, respectively, the women have used the current Sexual Assault Awareness Month to broadcast the message of prevention to service members and civilians -- loud, clear and as often as possible.

  • Army may create cyber career field for civilians

    Apr 15, 2015

    To better manage personnel, "the Army created the Cyber Branch 17 [for Soldiers] and is exploring the possibility of creating a cyber career field for Army civilians," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told senators, April 14.

  • Hula-hoop yourself to a healthier body

    Apr 15, 2015

    Physical exercise is an important part of the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and there are numerous ways to make exercising fun. Beth Lumsden and Amanda Quintero of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground utilize the hula hoop as part of their exercise routine.

  • Army trains future equal opportunity leaders

    Apr 15, 2015

    Forty Soldiers are completing the Equal Opportunity Leaders' Course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. They have now seen how status and influence may create protective barriers for equal opportunity offenders within the military ranks.

  • Wiggles and Giggles program brings parents, tots together

    Apr 14, 2015

    Parents brought their children ages 4 weeks to 3 years old to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Wiggles and Giggles program April 2, 2015.

  • Ansbach celebrates, supports new parents: Garrison hosts community baby shower

    Apr 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach hosted a hometown baby shower April 10 at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Army salutes outstanding Americans at Twilight Tattoo

    Apr 13, 2015

    A special Twilight Tattoo to recognize five Americans for their outstanding service in support of the United States Army and award them with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award is being held April 14th at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (JMB-HH), Va.

  • Annual Easter Sunrise Service draws crowds to Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 10, 2015

    Before the sun rose over Arlington National Cemetery April 5, thousands gathered inside Memorial Amphitheater for the National Capital Region's annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Michael D. Henderson.

  • Fort Sill Youth of the Year

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. - The ability to separate yourself from your peers is a great achievement within itself, whether through sports, academics or volunteering this achievement is important.

  • Mother teaching world about child

    Apr 9, 2015

    A Fort Carson Family member strives to teach others about perceived parenting problems for parents of children diagnosed with autism.

  • Ammo plant celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 9, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. (April 9, 2015) -- McAlester Army Ammunition Plant isn't your traditional military installation with troops and families, but children's laughter filled the Lee V. Maxwell Complex during its commemoration of the Month of the Military Child here, April 2.

  • Fort Rucker commits to preventing child abuse

    Apr 9, 2015

    Child abuse can oftentimes go unnoticed, but Fort Rucker is bringing the issue to the forefront as the installation's garrison commander signed a proclamation committing the community to the prevention of child abuse.

  • Pinwheels, superheroes mark special month for military kids

    Apr 9, 2015

    Blue pinwheels spun merrily while laughter from kids of all ages filled Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH April 1 as the community came together to recognize April as the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month with a superhero pinwheel parade.

  • Operation Megaphone to Connect Military Teens Worldwide

    Apr 8, 2015

    Operation Megaphone, led by the Joint Service Teen Council, will connect teens, from all military branches worldwide, for one 24-hour period, April 24-25.

  • Four Army volunteers receive the 2015 Emma Marie Baird Award

    Apr 8, 2015

    Four Army Community Service volunteers will receive the 2015 Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. This year's awardees are Mary Britton from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Louise Griswold from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Theresa Donahoe and Barbara Singleton both from Fort Benning, Georgia. Each year, the award, named in honor of ACS founder Lt. Col. Emma Marie Baird, is presented to volunteers who demonstrated extraordinary dedication and service to the Army community. Volunteers must serve in ACS or a family readiness leadership group for at least five years and contribute a minimum of 3,750 hours within a five year period.

  • CrossFit a "hit" with new Soldiers at Suwon Air Base

    Apr 7, 2015

    With its focus on a varied mix of high intensity exercises and functional strength conditioning, the fitness philosophy CrossFit has caught the attention of professional athletes and fitness trainers across the world looking to gain a competitive edge.

  • Endangered bats protected in Hohenfels

    Apr 7, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- There are well over 3,000 different species of flora and fauna on the Hohenfels Training Area, but for many people the most exciting creature here is the Greater Horseshoe Bat.

  • New fitness center opens at Ansbach, followed by fair promoting readiness, resilience

    Apr 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held the grand opening of the new Katterbach Physical Fitness Center and a Ready and Resilient mini-exposition April 1, 2015.

  • Spring into risk management: Don't leave it to chance

    Apr 6, 2015

    Spring is here! Whether you're a motorcycle rider, bicyclist, skater (skateboarder, kick scooter, inline skater, etc.), volksmarcher or sightseeing enthusiast, the warm weather means it's time to start getting ready to engage in your favorite activities.

  • Military family settling into Madison life

    Apr 6, 2015

    Military family, John and Jenny Plitsch, describe the importance of working together in the ups and downs of deployment and how they raise four young children in the military community.

  • Energy team flies kites to teach local students

    Apr 6, 2015

    Kites and electricity may sound like Ben Franklin to some. But now, instead of using a kite to prove electricity is in the sky or collect electricity in a jar, employees from the Engineering and Support Center Huntsville's Energy Team are using kites to show students how they can harness wind and convert the kinetic energy into electricity.

  • Young students learn about engineering careers

    Apr 6, 2015

    The Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville participated in Career Day at Monte Sano Elementary School on March 31. The event was geared for elementary school students who are interested in knowing what careers are available to them in the federal government. More than 400 students in first through fifth grades participated in the event held at the school.

  • Disaster preparation theme for month's observance

    Apr 6, 2015

    April is America's PrepareAthon: Prepare Because You Care, and the AMCOM G-3 Protection Division is promoting awareness within the workforce about emergency situations, disaster preparedness, mitigating damage and resiliency within the community in response to emergencies.

  • SHARP workshop invites military, academia to share best practices

    Apr 6, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center leaders welcomed local military and academia representatives to the Presidio of Monterey for a two-day Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention workshop recently.

  • Female Soldier's ninth title fuels Olympic dreams

    Apr 6, 2015

    Twenty-year-old Pfc. Rianna Rios won her ninth Golden Gloves state crown March 27, and has begun focusing on the long road to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Surrender at Appomattox marks beginning of end to Civil War

    Apr 6, 2015

    Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, April 9, 1865, 150 years ago, was actually the first of several Confederate surrenders that took place in the weeks that followed.

  • HRC builds resiliency among its workforce

    Apr 6, 2015

    Army Human Resources Command establishes Ready and Resilient Campaign to support its Soliders, civilians, contractors and family member

  • Fort Hood shooting survivor receives highest non-combat honor for valor

    Apr 6, 2015

    A Special Forces Soldier, who was severely wounded in the Fort Hood shooting last year, received the Army's highest non-combat honor for valor on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 6.

  • Month of the Military Child: Ready, set… go!

    Apr 6, 2015

    April is recognized annually by the Army and other military services as the Month of the Military Child. During this month, the military acknowledges and shows appreciation for the service of America's youngest volunteers.

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

  • ADA Soldiers vie for cooking award

    Apr 3, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Food service specialists from Fort Sill cooked and served their best creations in the annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event March 7 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sill officer Army coach of year

    Apr 3, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond O'dierno named Lt. Col. Nate Johnson of Fort Sill as the Army Coach of the Year during the Association of the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium April 1 in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Sunday to Honor and Remember Gold Star Wives

    Apr 3, 2015

    This Sunday, the Army and nation will honor and remember the surviving spouses of fallen Soldiers. April 5 is designated as Gold Star Wives' Day. The gold star has been a symbol to identify surviving Family members of fallen Soldiers since the first World War.

  • Fun Fest, more events set to engage, entertain keiki

    Apr 3, 2015

    The 2015 Fun Fest, Earth Day and Leisure Travel Service Travel Fair have something for everyone.

  • Proclamation and pinwheels pledge child abuse awareness

    Apr 3, 2015

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month (CAPM).

  • Month of the Military Child kicks off in USAG Bavaria

    Mar 31, 2015

    Events and programs celebrating military children will happen throughout the garrison in April.

  • 'Stalwart' employee: ACS director wins esteemed award

    Mar 31, 2015

    ACS Director Jan Meert wins Stalwart Award.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers compete for Best Warrior and German badge honors at the same time

    Mar 31, 2015

    Eleven New York Army National Guard Soldiers were the first to compete for both US and German awards during the New York Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition here, March 25-30. During the hybrid five-day competition, Soldiers not only navigated difficult terrain and challenging temperatures, but adapted to new events that allowed them to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, the only foreign badge allowed to be worn by US Army National Guard Soldiers. "We seized the opportunity to conduct hybrid training to further recognize and reward Soldiers' efforts who were outside of the winners circle for Best Warrior," explained Maj. John B. McBride, New York Army National Guard Operations Officer for 53d Troop Command. "This also provided junior Soldiers the ability to see firsthand how we work with our NATO partners."

  • Post softball team pounds opponents

    Mar 31, 2015

    Fort Benning's post softball team Miken routed Unique's Swamp Donkeys 19-4, and Waddell's Catering and Legends 23-7 during Columbus Spring League action March 25 at the South Commons Softball Complex.

  • Soldiers grapple 14th consecutive Armed Forces crown

    Mar 31, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Aaron Sieracki came out of competitive wrestling retirement to win three matches. Armed Forces wrestling rookie Pvt. Michael Hooker struck gold in his first tournament against Marines, Airmen and Sailors. They represented the old and the new as All-Army won its 14th consecutive Armed Forces Wrestling Championship, March 28-29, at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Special Events Center at Fort Carson.

  • Women's History Month: Leaders celebrate women in history

    Mar 31, 2015

    Fort Benning celebrated women March 26 with a special observance held in honor of Women's History Month at the Benning Supper Club.

  • 'Take a STAND!' by preventing recreational injuries

    Mar 31, 2015

    Recreational injuries account for 10 percent of all Army deaths and 20 percent of lost time accidents.

  • Ansbach Student 2 Student members collect, deliver food to Landstuhl Fisher House

    Mar 30, 2015

    Ansbach High School members of Student 2 Student, a student-run organization, traveled to Landstuhl Fisher House in Landstuhl, Germany, March 7 to help wounded Soldiers and their Families.

  • Community leaders become community readers during Read Across America

    Mar 30, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- To anyone but a gleeful preschooler, the sight of a Soldier, especially a command sergeant major, in a stovepipe two-foot high green hat with white stripes would seem very unusual.

  • Army Wounded Warrior to receive new home

    Mar 30, 2015

    On March 22, 2012 Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) TaMarsh Thompson sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when his helicopter crashed in Camp Mural, Afghanistan.

  • Multiple style cars race at pinewood derby

    Mar 28, 2015

    Vicenza Cub Scout Pack 295 held its annual Pinewood Derby March 21 at the Caserma Del Din Sigholtz Center with some 50 cars taking part.

  • FMWR raises nutrition health awareneess

    Mar 27, 2015

    FORT SILL-- Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation set up information tables March 24 at the Main Exchange as part of Healthy Nutrition Awareness Month.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    Mar 27, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 23, 2015) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference here for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 And Beyond.

  • Outreach-KONTAKT Franken reaches out, cleans up

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and Ansbach Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers worked together on cleaning up an area around a USAG Ansbach installation as part of the Ansbach Saubä(e)r, a city-wide clean-up, Saturday.

  • Vicenza community celebrates women's history

    Mar 26, 2015

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community gathered to honor both famous women from history and some of the influential women in the Vicenza community during a Women's History Month event.

  • Fort Carson DHR director earns IMCOM Stalwart Award

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's Installation Management Command honored Fort Carson's director of Human Resources with a Stalwart Award in a ceremony March 24, 2015, in San Antonio

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