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  • Lady General hoopster makes Armed Forces basketball team

    Jun 9, 2014

    A member of the Fort Myer Lady Generals varsity basketball team is heading overseas after being selected to the 2014 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Team.

  • Two-wheeling down the road safely: Headquarters Command Battalion holds motorcycle safety ride

    Jun 9, 2014

    Fifteen motorcycles simultaneously roared to life June 4 in the Headquarters Command Battalion parking lot on the Fort Myer portion of the base as the battalion held its first motorcycle safety ride of 2014. "We had a great turnout today, a lot bigger than I expected," said Staff Sgt. Pablo Robledo, ride organizer.

  • Army Family Action Plan Boosts Quality of Life

    Jun 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal's Army Family Action Plan is a work in progress

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Arrowhead Soldiers' help crucial to Special Olympics

    Jun 8, 2014

    Between fences, entry points and armed guards, it's easy to feel like the military is isolated on bases. However, Soldiers are as much a part of their community as anyone else, and as such, they volunteer regularly.

  • 80th Training Command 2014 Best Warrior selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jun 7, 2014

    Now that Staff Sgt. Amy Justice has been selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the 30-year-old chaplain's assistant, 7/95th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 94th Training Division, is looking for her next challenge.

  • Girl Scouts promote bike safety

    Jun 6, 2014

    Girl Scout Junior Troop 663 shares safety tips with HMC.

  • Vicenza High School recognizes graduates who choose to serve

    Jun 6, 2014

    Vicenza High School held a first ever Military Recognition ceremony for graduating seniors who have chosen to serve the United States in uniform at the school on Caserma Ederle May 27.

  • Run honors drill sergeant's memory

    Jun 6, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 200 runners gathered May 31 in front of New Post Chapel to honor one of their own during the 14th Annual Drill Sergeant Mitchell X-Man Run. Many in attendance personally knew Drill Sgt. Darrell Mitchell and came to share his memory.

  • Army Family on a Steady Stride with the Performance Triad

    Jun 6, 2014

    Sergeant Amanda Tucker, a Public Affairs Specialist with the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C., and her family, continue on their health journey by putting the Performance Triad principles into practice.

  • Soldier is first female to complete JOTC

    Jun 6, 2014

    A female Soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, became the first female to complete the Jungle Operations Training Course as an infantryman when she graduated from the course, June 2, 2014.

  • Fort Carson DFMWR finalist for national award

    Jun 5, 2014

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  • MPs conduct SHARP training

    Jun 5, 2014

    Soldiers from Fort Carson's 759th Military Police Battalion conducted a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand down at McMahon Auditorium, May 30, 2014.

  • AFAP great way to see quality of life change

    Jun 5, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "Tell us what you want" is the theme for this year's issue submission for the fiscal 2015 Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • July 5 concert tickets on sale

    Jun 5, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Tickets are on sale for the reigning Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, that will headline Fort Sill Independence Day weekend festivities July 5 at Polo Field. Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and The O's will also perform. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:45 p.m.

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • Questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 5, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Patti Tilson, manager of a safety and environmental team for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Service, is the first intern profiled for this series

  • Unit representatives learn about suicide intervention

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -Suicide Prevention Program Trainer Ben Bauman facilitates the Ask, Care, Escort -- Suicide Intervention training at Murr Community Center May 28. The purpose of ACE-SI training is to "train-the-trainer" so they can go back to their organizations or units and teach the suicide intervention course to small groups in order to give them the benefit of the training.

  • ACS program helps families cope with newborns

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With family thousands of miles away and a new baby soon to come, Sara and James Rickards knew this situation called for some extraordinary help. "I couldn't call grandma," said Sara. "My anxiety was getting really high … not having family easily reachable."

  • Learn dance, swimming, martial arts and more with SKIES Unlimited this summer

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Summertime could be the perfect time to learn a new musical instrument, swimming, Tae Kwon Do or any of a range of different dance moves. Wiesbaden military community youths are invited to expand their horizons in the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited program.

  • Butterflies bring tears, smiles to Gold Star Family members

    Jun 4, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 4, 2014) -- About 50 Gold Star Family members and their relatives joined installation leaders and other community representatives for a May 29 Butterfly release ceremony at the Survivors Memorial Garden on Fort Lee.

  • Soldiers, civilians go cycling to get to work

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Cars and motorcycles, move over. Bicyclists took to the roads May 16 in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day in conjunction with National Bike Month.

  • Save tax on imported vehicles

    Jun 2, 2014

    U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show rocks Fort Drum

    May 29, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and community members gathered May 21 to be entertained during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Magrath Sports Complex. The Soldier Show is a live Broadway-style variety performance hosted by Army Entertainment, a division of the Army Installation Management Command, and features the Army's best singers and performers.

  • Soldiers take part in annual Strongman competition

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Jackson's annual Strongman competition took place May 22 at Hilton Field

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show rocks Fort Drum

    May 29, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and community members gathered May 21 to be entertained during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

    May 28, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Zackary and Staff Sgt. Jessica Crum are using the resilience and performance skills they learned in training to build a community of trust at work in the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and also at home.

  • Most pets importable stateside

    May 28, 2014

    People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead. However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.

  • Same-sex couple serves with honor

    May 28, 2014

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- For most military couples a deployment usually involves a significant amount of time apart. A fortunate Army Reserve same-sex couple from Plantation, Fla., has taken advantage of the opportunity to serve together in Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Gold Star Families honored at Memorial Day ceremony

    May 28, 2014

    USAG Bavaria remembers fallen Soldiers and the families left behind

  • Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

    May 28, 2014

    Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.

  • Post provides Safe Ride Program to prevent drunk driving

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca Army Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, in coordination with the Community Health Promotion Council's Installation Prevention Team offers Soldiers, Families and Civilians a way to prevent drunk driving with the Safe Ride Program.

  • The mysteries of Section 15: Infants, POWs mark unique section of Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2014

    Between Arlington National Cemetery's Selfridge and the Old Post Chapel Gates, the inscriptions on the grave markers in Section 15 spell out an acre of innocent tragedies. Below the section's mighty oak trees, graves of children, who never received the opportunity to follow their fathers' military footsteps, attend school or live a life-long dream of a wedding day, stand ready to be remembered this Memorial Day.

  • President Obama Pays Tribute to Service Members, Families at Arlington

    May 27, 2014

    Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 people in the Memorial Amphitheatre.

  • Harriet Tubman: Nurse, Spy, Scout

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Major General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: "Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet… is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase such provisions from the Commissary as she may need."

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated with ethnic dance, food

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office and the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 20 to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in American history.

  • Durable Soldiers show students how to have fun on the last day of school

    May 27, 2014

    1st Sustainment Brigade arrived at the Mission Valley Elementary and High School to take the students outside to start the last day of school activities May 16 in Eskridge, Kan.

  • Gold Star families honored at Presidio of Monterey Memorial Day ceremony, reception

    May 27, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey Garrison hosted a special reception to honor the Gold Star families of eight fallen service members at the POM Chapel annex May 23. The Gold Star families were invited as special guests by the Presidio to attend the Presidio's Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldier Field.

  • Families raise Gold Star awareness

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day weekend represented more than barbeques and the beach for Nicole DiCenzo. It was also the eighth anniversary of the death of her husband Capt. Doug DiCenzo, who was killed during an IED explosion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Gold star mothers host boot drive

    May 27, 2014

    A team of Gold Star mothers is remembering fallen service members by collecting new and used boots of all sizes for a national traveling memorial.

  • Spouses serenaded, feted at ACS luncheon

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're usually running the show behind the scenes, but spouses were in the spotlight at Army Community Services' Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon May 2. Members of the U.S. Army Europe Chorus crooned and danced for attendees, taking time to serenade some on bended knee. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. David Carstens offered grateful words, acknowledging that while service members' missions simplify when they deploy, they "dump all the challenges into your lap to deal with alone."

  • Volunteer treated to commissary shopping spree

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I could have used another cup of coffee, but I feel OK." That was Gina Twyman's reaction after raking in $570.61 worth of goods during a two-minute commissary shopping spree May 12.

  • Army School of Music Soldiers bring entertainment to Fort Lee

    May 22, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2014) -- A history-making band event occurred here May 15 when Soldiers from the U.S. Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, arrived as part of a field training exercise and performed mini-concerts across the post.

  • Fort Sill hall dedicated to fallen Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- One hundred and fifty three faces line the walls of Fort Sill's Hall of Remembrance in the Welcome Center. As they stare out, loved ones are invited to look back and remember their shared past.

  • Wet, muddy, motivated - Soldiers, Family Members get their mud on

    May 22, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As participants eagerly gathered around the starting line, there were loud motivational shouts coming from the crowd as runners awaited the signal to take off. Each individual knew what he or she had signed up for, but they all shared a common goal: to get as muddy as possible.

  • Bike to Work Day doubles participants

    May 22, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Despite the rainy weather, 80 people participated in APG's second annual Bike to Work Day event May 14, doubling the participation from last years inaugural event.

  • IMCOM Memorial Day Message 2014

    May 22, 2014

    We will observe Memorial Day on May 26. Members of the Installation Management team are encouraged to honor those who gave their all in service to our nation and to remember the sacrifices of their families.

  • Charles Barkley visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    May 21, 2014

    Charles Barkley, in town for the NBA Playoffs, visited Brooke Army Medical Center on May 20.

  • This Memorial Day weekend, honor our nation's sacrifices, don't neglect your safety

    May 20, 2014

    This Memorial Day, take a moment to member America's fallen heroes and celebrate the gift they bestow to us -- freedom. Your fellow Soldiers and Families need you to celebrate freedom responsibly, to always remain vigilant and return refreshed, healthy and ready. Our nation needs you. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Taming the Alps

    May 20, 2014

    A pair of boots and a backpack through three countries

  • Army captain, teacher form bond through art

    May 19, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- When deployed, the simplest of things can make a service member feel at home and, for one Soldier, a two-year-old card was all he needed. U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, found a 'butterfly' card pinned to a board while he was cleaning an office after arriving at Camp Bondsteel last February. He kept it from being thrown away because it reminded him of home.

  • New spin on old training gives SHARP an edge

    May 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and other tenant units from the Kaiserslautern Military Community saw a new spin on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention at Hercules Theater on Ramstein Airbase May 12-18.

  • Texas boy helps Kosovo students write their future

    May 19, 2014

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- It's been said, "a number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." For an 8-year-old boy from Copperas Cove, Texas, his dream was simply to help students half a world away inscribe their own ambitions for the future of their young nation. Matthew Northrop, a second-grade student and son of U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, who serves as a battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, crafted a simple plan to raise money to send pens, pencils and other writing supplies to Kosovo students.

  • Splash Into Summer ~ Pool Opening

    May 19, 2014

  • SKIES is designed to excite, inspire, learn

    May 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills) Unlimited Program, now in it's 11th year, continues to radiate participation and excitement with a variety of programs that encourages movement of the mind and body.

  • Family Readiness draws out the fun at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade

    May 19, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Simulated turkey shoots, military cargo plane tours and Easter egg-hunts are just some of the activities that happen at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade Family Readiness Group meetings.

  • Fort Campbell holds car show for Week of the Eagles

    May 19, 2014

    Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show here May 17. The event gave auto enthusiasts an opportunity to view 43 superb vehicles as part of the Spectacular Saturday events on the installation. The cars ranged from a 1923 Ford T Bucket built out of scrap parts with a Chevy drive train to a 35th Anniversary Edition Nissan 350Z.

  • Monterey SHARPens knowledge against sexual harassment, assault

    May 19, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Throughout the year, Sgt. 1st Class Saffron Fletcher organizes SHARP training as well as interactive opportunities to deliver the Army's message regarding sexual harassment and assault.

  • Fort Irwin Teacher Wins New Car

    May 18, 2014

    A Fort Irwin Elementary School Teacher won a car for having perfect attendance during the 2013-2014 school year. The teacher learned of her prize at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds May 17. It's a Gas to Go to Class is a Program that encourages teachers and high school students in Southern California to strive for perfect attendance during the school year by offering prizes and incentives for staying in class. Victorville Motors, the California Teachers Association, and other sponsors donated several prizes. The biggest were three 2014 Dodge Darts.

  • MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey set for release

    May 16, 2014

    The Department of Defense is set to release its latest survey to gauge customer satisfaction with Morale, Welfare and Recreation garrison facilities and programs. As in 2009 and 2011, the MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey will go to select Soldiers and service members inviting them to volunteer their opinions about current operations.

  • Army announces plans to develop three 30 megawatt solar arrays on Georgia installations

    May 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced plans March 15, 2014, to develop three 30 megawatt, alternating current, solar photovoltaic arrays -- one each on Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days under way

    May 15, 2014

    Military retirees will be honored during Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days or RAD, scheduled to begin May 15, 2014.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team volunteers lead from the front

    May 15, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some military spouses have a profound effect on the welfare and readiness of a unit by providing volunteer support to service members and their Families. With the simple act of getting involved, they provide the building blocks to enrich their community with positive influences. Friday was Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which recognizes the efforts of all spouses who sacrifice a little of themselves each day to contribute to the well-being of service members and their country.

  • Program aims to halt DUIs

    May 15, 2014

    A program in Colorado Springs, which includes Fort Carson Soldiers as volunteers, offers a service that prevents Soldiers and Family members from driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Bikers rally for Fort Sill safety ride

    May 15, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Like any other Army training, first there is a safety briefing and then the lesson is put into practice. A couple hundred Soldiers, family members and civilians met at the Impact Zone parking lot here May 8, then took their cruisers, sports bikes and trikes on the road for the 9th Annual Freedom's Thunder Motorcycle Safety Rally.

  • Post recognizes 'other halves' on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In accordance with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Fort Huachuca recognized the important role spouses play in today's Army by hosting an evening out at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 9.

  • Training the trainer: exercise course teaches Army's new fitness approach

    May 15, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2014) -- Forty-nine Fort Lee Soldiers are in the midst of a training course that aims to provide them with the expertise and know-how to advise commanders on the administration of the Army's newest physical fitness program.

  • Sill Soldiers learn water survival

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- When the Army loses a Soldier, that grief is felt throughout the ranks. Although every death cannot be prevented, the Soldiers do the best they can through training exercises.

  • Fort Sill holds annual polo classic

    May 15, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Polo Field once again saw action that in years past was reserved for cavalry training. An audience comprised of bright colors, big rimmed hats and bow ties lined both sides of the field as the Dallas, Austin and Military polo clubs mounted horses for the 4th Annual Fort Sill Polo Classic.

  • History remembered: Casey's cross

    May 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hike the steep incline of a nearby mountain through deciduous forest on a path long hidden by brown broad leaves from seasons past, May 10, Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • 'Like, for sure': Glow For It Run brightens Storck Barracks

    May 14, 2014

    In appreciation of military spouses, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organization held a 1980s-themed five-kilometer Glow For It Run at Storck Barracks May 9, 2014.

  • FMWR workforce gets award

    May 14, 2014

    The accolades just keep rolling in for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • 210th Soldiers get a day of adventure

    May 13, 2014

    INJE, South Korea -- For Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, even fun starts before the sun rises over the mountain ridge and its rays tumble into Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army unveils 2nd "Gold Star" PSA during Memorial Day weekend

    May 13, 2014

    The Army announced plans today to release the second of three public service announcements developed to increase awareness of DoD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate 150 years

    May 12, 2014

    "Arlington at 150" is the theme for Arlington National Cemetery's sesquicentennial celebrations, slated to run from May 13 to June 16, 2014.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Joint Chiefs: Pay and benefits must remain competitive

    May 11, 2014

    Budgetary pressures mean military compensation must be scrutinized but service members must get the best support the nation can afford, military leaders told senators Tuesday.

  • Elementary school students take to the skies, experience kite flying

    May 11, 2014

    More than 75 third-grade students from Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School took part in afternoon of kite flying here, April 25, in celebration of National Kite Month. National Kite Month is a celebration to introduce people to the joys of flying kites, its artistry, history and educational use, according to www.nationalkitemonth.org and the American Kitefliers Association.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • Drill sergeants compete for best on Fort Sill

    May 9, 2014

    Five drill sergeants from the 434th Field Artillery Brigade competed to become the 2014 Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSoY), during a grueling competition April 30 through May 2 here.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends, Soldiers continue to 'Speak Up!'

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention, SHARP, office hosted a luncheon May 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM.

  • Fort Hood Earth Day 2014

    May 9, 2014

  • Fort Drum honors volunteers, Man / Woman of the Mountain

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and volunteers from across post received recognition for their time and efforts during Fort Drum's Annual Volunteer and Man / Woman of the Mountain appreciation ceremony held Thursday at the Commons.

  • Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

    May 8, 2014

    The Ansbach Ten-Miler team meets weekdays at 6 a.m. at the Katterbach Physical Fitness Center. They are training to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler, a race that occurs annually at Washington D.C. in October.

  • Fort Carson shuttle ridership increases 1,000 percent

    May 8, 2014

    Fort Carson's Post Shuttle program has increased 1,000 percent from October 2013 to March 2014, giving free transportation to community members and helping to meet the Net Zero post's goal of reducing pollution.

  • Motorcyclists urged to drive defensively

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Motorcyclists across the region are celebrating the warmer weather by hitting the road. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an educational campaign to prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries.

  • Armed Forces Week - APG activities set to salute America's military May 12 - 16

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A full week of activities saluting America's armed forces and the APG community is set for May 12 -16. All Armed Forces Week activities are Team APG events hosted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.

  • Community Center nearing completion, opens May 22

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Bayside Community Center is set to provide first-class amenities for post residents. The clubroom (pictured) features a full-size pool table, arcade games and flat screen TV. The center also includes a multi-purpose room with a full kitchen, tables and chairs, and three computer stations. This room can be reserved for parties. The fitness center will be accessible 24 hours-a-day and has an attached playroom for children and a yoga room with a large TV and DVD player for personal fitness training. The center grounds include a swimming pool, two playgrounds and a pavilion. Community members can attend the May 22 grand opening at 10 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the facility.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes fitness, resiliency

    May 7, 2014

    Army installations world-wide are banding together for the 4th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign in recognition of "National Physical Fitness and Sports Month" during the month of May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes physical fitness, nutrition, optimal health, and resilience by focusing on Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination, and Strength -- forming the acronym B.A.N.D.S.

  • Military teens make friends, learn leadership skills at weekend camp

    May 7, 2014

    About 20 teens in National Guard and Reserve Families spent last weekend on Fort Belvoir, meeting other military teens, getting introduced to Fort Belvoir programs and activities, and learning leadership skills during the first Teen Leadership Weekend hosted by the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. "The purpose of the Teen Leadership Weekend is to bring together National Guard and Reserve teens and introduce them to the many resources available to them on Fort Belvoir," said Allison Mecadon, child and youth coordinator for the Virginia National Guard Child and Youth Program.

  • Fantastic Voyage

    May 7, 2014

    A group of fifth and sixth graders from Larned Middle School, Larned, Kans., visit the Wass De Dzege Cavalry Stable and the 1st Infantry Division Museum at Fort Riley, May 1. The field trip, part of an incentive program used to cultivate young leaders, gives the class a behind-the-scenes look at the care given to the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard's horses and also a peek into the rich history of the Big Red One.

  • Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize and honor survivors'

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For one survivor, it had been less than five months since the death of his son. For a wife and daughter, only six months have passed. A sister was present whose brother died during the Vietnam War. Regardless of when the loved ones were lost, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community thought it vitally important to commiserate with the survivors of fallen Soldiers and honor their sacrifice during a ceremony April 22.

  • Garrison celebrates its Volunteers of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's no exaggeration to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of a community. Without their contributions, dedication and selfless service, the Wiesbaden military community would be a much different place.

  • STEM Night shows practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Toilet paper roll towers, paper helicopters, International Space Station convection experiments and a host of other hands-on demonstrations welcomed visitors to Hainerberg Elementary School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 24. As visitors made their way from room to room they were invited to help build bridges, participate in a recycling toss event, make acoustic instruments and other activities designed to encourage exploration and horizon expansion.

  • Soldier Show highlights strength, resiliency found in music through history

    May 6, 2014

    From a poem scratched by a prisoner on the back of an envelope during the War of 1812 to troops smart-phoning home from Baghdad, the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show tells the enduring story of how Soldiers and their families "Stand Strong."

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Earth Day draws youth from local schools

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual Earth Day celebration for elementary school students April 25.

  • Dueling pianos roll out the laughter, music

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted its second Dueling Pianos Comedy Show at Top of the Bay April 24.