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  • Three teens lend hand to youth, gain rewards themselves

    Jan 8, 2013

    "One hundred years from now it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child." These words, written by Forest Witcraft, author of "Within My Power,"will forever echo in the hearts of three Fort Polk teens who volunteered with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports program. Not only did each give to the children, parents and community of Fort Polk, they also received a bounty of personal benefits.

  • Don't ignore the signs of extreme temperatures, snow and ice

    Jan 7, 2013

    Winters can be brutal at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After being stationed there for two years, however, I thought I could handle just about anything winter could dish out. It took a close call to make me realize we can never become complacent when it comes to winter driving - no matter how familiar you may be with the area.

  • Thankful for Motorcycle Safety Training

    Jan 7, 2013

    After several months of pleading and negotiating, I finally convinced my wife to let me purchase the motorcycle of my dreams. We had just become debt free - and she wanted to stay that way - so there were two promises I made in order for her to feel comfortable with our decision. First, I had to purchase the motorcycle outright so we weren't saddled with a monthly payment. Second, I had to attend a motorcycle safety training course.

  • Kaiserslautern holiday assistance reaches new heights

    Dec 27, 2012

    More than 600 families in the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany will have a few extra gifts this holiday season thanks to local people's generosity.

  • Community members win big while losing

    Dec 26, 2012

    Nineteen strong participants of Vicenza's Biggest Winner stuck it out for the full length of the 12-week program and all came out as winners. Participants had weigh-ins, body fat percentage testing, fitness challenges and wellness education classes to help keep them on track for the competition. Each participant was assigned a "buddy" to workout with and to have someone to share their progressive fitness journeys.

  • Okinawa Soldier epitomizes the holiday spirit

    Dec 21, 2012

    OKINAWA, Japan -- For some, the holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, a time to celebrate the season and also a time to give to those less fortunate than themselves.

  • Program delivers 750 Christmas trees to Soldiers, Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A national campaign that ships farm-fresh Christmas trees to U.S. military personnel every year passed through Fort Drum on Thursday, its final stop in the state of New York less than two weeks before the big holiday.

  • Spouses bring holiday traditions back to historic LeRay Mansion

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As community members began decorating their homes for the holiday season, a group of spouses spent their extra time ensuring that Fort Drum's oldest home also was properly adorned.

  • Soldier bridges cultural gap through dance

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It has been said by people the world over that dance is a universal language in which anyone from anywhere can become fluent, if they are willing to watch and learn. A moment of their time and a little willingness to disregard one's inhibitions are all it takes to gain an understanding of one another without exchanging a single syllable. Sometimes, in the process, that connection can yield something far bigger -- a lifetime passion.

  • Boys and Girls showcase talents at art exhibition

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Boys and Girls Clubs of America on Yongsan showcased its artistic talents at the 2012 BGCA Fine Art Exhibition award ceremony here, Dec. 18.

  • Angel Tree Project helps military families

    Dec 18, 2012

    Customers walking into the post exchange in Vicenza, Italy, might notice a Christmas tree with pieces of paper attached. It's time again for the annual Angel Tree project.

  • Females of Caserma Ederle join together in unity

    Dec 18, 2012

    Girl power was alive and in the air as females from around Caserma Ederle joined together Dec. 6 for the first Female 2 Female event. Spouses, civilians, and Soldiers mingled together, while playing an icebreaker game with the name of a famous woman placed on their backs. An introduction was given by Julia Sibilla, Army Community Service community program manager, who was one of the many people working to bring the event to life.

  • Spreading cheer: BOSS members help put smiles on young cancer patients' faces during hospital visit

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Emely Unger, 5, laughed and pointed at Spc. Jeffrey Haines when her mother asked her who had given her the brand new Barbie in her lap.   It was St. Nikolaus Day at the children's cancer clinic of the University Medical Center Mainz, and Unger was one of about 15 patients to receive presents, candy and cards from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members.  

  • 'Holiday Traditions': USAREUR Band and Chorus treat Wiesbadeners to seasonal concert

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There was a lot of head bopping and toe tapping in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus Dec. 12 as members of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus filled the ornate room with holiday cheer. The free concert for the citizens of Wiesbaden featured a rich tapestry of musical moments ranging from selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" to popular holiday fare including "Feliz Navidad" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

  • Spouse Sponsorship program helps newcomers

    Dec 18, 2012

    Sandy Timbrook was one of the first participants in the Army Community Service Spouse Sponsorship program to receive a newcomer to help, and she eagerly awaited her arrival.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 18, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Preparation key to preventing basketball injuries

    Dec 17, 2012

    Winter means more than the arrival of cold weather; it's also the height of basketball fans' favorite time of year.

  • Military spouses get a taste of Korean tradition

    Dec 17, 2012

    Sungshin Women's University allowed Servicemembers, Families, and Civilians the opportunity to attend a Korean cooking class and learn a little about Korean Traditions.

  • Country comes to Kaiserslautern

    Dec 14, 2012

    PULASKI BARRACKS, Germany -- Cowboy hats and boots were the order of the day at the Kazabra Club on Pulaski Barracks as country music star Aaron Tippin pulled into Kaiserslautern as part of his "Stars for Stripes" Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Tippin, a longtime supporter and advocate of the U.S. Military got his life, as well as his career started in the military.

  • Fort Bliss employee named ASAP coordinator of the year

    Dec 14, 2012

    Stella Shaw, the Lead Risk Reduction Program coordinator on Fort Bliss, was awarded the 2012 Director's Army Substance Abuse Risk Reduction Program Coordinator of the Year at an awards ceremony on East Fort Bliss on Dec 12.

  • Old Guard Soldiers work to combat homelessness in D.C.

    Dec 13, 2012

    The holidays may be considered the season of giving, but for some Soldiers of Hotel Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) the giving spirit lasts year-round.

  • Sill children receive 'toys for kids'

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Sunday night's snow didn't accumulate on the ground but it was enough to get Santa to the RecPlex for the Toys for Kids opening Dec. 10. Santa was at the Toys for Kids distribution center to ensure all the toys have been delivered safely and that there are free toys for children of all ages.

  • Scholarships, grants available for military families

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Applications for 2013 Our Future scholarships and grants are now available at www.ourfamilyfoundation.org.

  • Young cancer survivor, amputee joins World Class Athlete Program ranks for day

    Dec 13, 2012

    Before Monday morning's roll call, Soldiers with the World Class Athlete Program fell into formation. Among them, propped up on crutches and dressed in his own Army Combat Uniform, stood 10-year-old Benjamin Smith.

  • Tips to enjoy a healthier holiday season

    Dec 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 12, 2012) -- As we head into the holiday celebration season, many of us fear unwanted weight gain and a lapse in our otherwise healthy habits.

  • College prep: CYSS program takes students to esteemed universities

    Dec 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A group of 42 Wiesbaden High School students spent five days in London last month, visiting famous landmarks, colleges and taking in a show. The trip was the last of three trips Wiesbaden Youth Services has conducted to the United Kingdom over the last 18 months. A $100,000 grant from the Maytag Corporation for winning and Boys and Girls Clubs of America Dependable Club Award has paid for the program. Wiesbaden's club was one of seven clubs out of nearly 4,000 to win the award.

  • Soldiers getting enhanced transition assistance

    Dec 10, 2012

    One of the biggest challenges Soldiers face is transitioning to civilian life. That transition got a boost Nov. 21, 2012, when the Veterans Opportunity to Work, or VOW, to Hire Heroes Act went into effect.

  • Celebrate sensibly, not senselessly this holiday season

    Dec 10, 2012

    Typically, the holiday season is synonymous with celebration, but Army leaders want Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to make safety part of their plans.

  • ACS offers Korean class for community

    Dec 10, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service opened a new Korean class taught by local volunteers in order to provide Servicemembers, Families, and Civilians the opportunity to learn how to speak in Hangul, the Korean language here, Dec. 4.

  • Community spirit blossoms at Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion

    Dec 7, 2012

    According to the American Horticultural Therapy Association, the therapeutic benefits of a garden are proven throughout history like the ancient Zen gardens of Japan and monastic cloister gardens of Europe. Retired physician's assistant, Mike Newman understands the role of a positive environment in one's recovery from injury or illness. Newman, is one of many dedicated volunteers who are cultivating plants as well as happier and healthier Soldiers at the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion tranquility garden.

  • 87-year-old continues doll-making holiday tradition at Fort Lee

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- Forget the gray beard, red suit and reindeer … Fort Lee has its own version of Santa Claus, and her name is Lorraine Hoover, the 87-year-old spouse of a former Marine and post worker, who has brought smiles to the faces of military children here for the past 20 years.

  • Young Soldier uses uniform, enthusiasm to connect with local school kids

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec.6, 2012) -- Pfc. Kristal Doyle aspires to be a lawyer because, in her words, "I want to help people."

  • Tree auction to benefit spouses' club benevolence fund

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- People seeking a pretty Christmas or holiday tree may find it at the Fort Sill Patriot Spouses' Club holiday tree auction Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Patriot Club. Provided they bid enough for the tree they like.

  • Flag football forges friendship

    Dec 4, 2012

    In order to build camaraderie between the Army and Navy and also to provide weekend entertainment for Servicemembers, Families and Civilians, U.S Army Garrison Yongsan hosted its annual Army versus Navy Flag Football game here, Dec. 1.

  • 70 years of service honored

    Dec 4, 2012

    Rocco "Rocky" Caponigro was recognized for 70 years of service to the country Nov. 21. The World War II veteran was presented the Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medallion of Excellence by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during a ceremony at the Cardinal Golf Club.

  • 1st Infantry Division launches stigma reduction campaign

    Dec 3, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division launched the "I know how it feels" campaign Dec. 3. The new effort is designed to show Soldiers, Family members and civilians throughout the Big Red One formation that they are not alone in their struggles, others who stand to their left and right have been in their shoes and know how they feel.

  • Vicenza Soldier chosen as All-Army soccer coach

    Nov 30, 2012

    Master Sgt. Erwin Jamieson, U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, was selected to serve as the 2012 All-Army assistant soccer coach. Jamieson's soccer background began during his childhood days in Colombia, South America, and then in the United States at Club Soccer in Brandon, Fla., and high school, where he was selected as All Hillsborough County, Fla.

  • Vicenza Military Community members run around the world

    Nov 30, 2012

    The streets of Vicenza have been abused the past few months by Vicenza military community marathon runners training. In the past month, more than 10 runners have entered races and brought back medals in three different countries.

  • Strap in and Survive

    Nov 30, 2012

    Do you think seat belts, like leather upholstery, are optional in your vehicle? I can tell you from a personal experience they're not optional -- they're essential.

  • 12 selected for Operation Rising Star finals week

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve performers have been selected for 2012 Operation Rising Star Finals Week, with shows scheduled for Dec. 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15, at historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, home of Army Entertainment.

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command celebrates 40-year anniversary

    Nov 14, 2012

    The song "American Pie" by Don Mclean was on every radio, Mark Spitz won seven gold medals, and President Richard Nixon won reelection. The first scientific hand-held calculator was introduced (price $395, and Atari kicked off the video-game age with the release of PONG. It was 1972, and in November, the Army established the Program Manager for Demilitarization of Chemical Materiel.

  • Travel planning matters

    Nov 13, 2012

    If you're driving slowly past the big rigs parked alongside the interstate because of snow and ice, you know you're in a situation.

  • November 11, 2012--America's enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

    Nov 11, 2012

    As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us -- the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives.

  • Army wife chases pro fitness credential

    Nov 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Meet Jeannie Marshall, Army wife, mother of two and a dedicated bikini fitness competitor; Nov. 10 she hopes to win the World Body Building Fitness Federation competition in Midwest City, Okla.

  • Sill youth 'harvest' safe evening of fun, games

    Nov 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Several hundred children from the Lawton-Fort Sill community celebrated another spirit of the season at the Frontier Chapel Gospel Service's Hallelujah Harvest Oct. 31 here.

  • Yongsan's garrison commander tells tales of Thanksgiving

    Nov 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, celebrated Thanksgiving with over 40 children and parents from the Yongsan Community during a book reading here, Nov. 6.

  • Fort Sill honors Family of the Year

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Twenty-seven Fort Sill families showed it is possible to take time out from hectic schedules to put family first. They showed the best way to make a difference in the community, is to be a part of it. They were all nominated by their peers as examples of what Family of the Year is all about.

  • Hundreds attend Fort Sill spouse job fair

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On Catherine Dennison's first day of retirement from the Army she was looking for a job. The retired staff sergeant was at the Military Spouse Business Alliance Hiring Fair and Career Forum Nov. 1 at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus Support Center here.

  • AFAP conference kicks off in Hawaii

    Nov 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP, kicked off its annual conference, here, Oct. 29.

  • AFAP issues: Volunteers work to improve quality of life for Army Family

    Nov 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Delegates spent two days examining quality-of-life issues at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center during the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 18-19. After prioritizing the top issues, conferring with local subject matter experts and hammering out the wording to formalize the "Conference Report Out," delegates presented six issues for further attention by the command at the local level or to be considered at higher level AFAP venues.

  • V Corps spouses put 'It will be done' motto to the test

    Nov 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Ifiok Ette made clear the mission of the V Corps Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Spouses Combat Day from the outset.   "What's the purpose of today?" Ette asked the 20 or so of us who had signed up and were standing in formation.   "To have fun?" one of us ventured.   "That's right. To have fun," Ette answered. "Hooah?"

  • Taking aim at abuse: Community rallies to prevent domestic violence

    Nov 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - If only it were that simple. Gather a hundred or so concerned individuals and send them out with candles and good intentions for an evening walk through a local housing area to stop the increasingly growing instances of domestic violence. At least it's a start, according to all those who dedicated their time to focus on raising domestic violence awareness during the "Take Back the Night" candlelight walk Oct. 25.

  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! IMCOM seeks to hire, retain former soldiers in the Army civilian workforce

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army civilians serve alongside soldiers every day, in every theater. From state-side garrisons to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Army civilians write contracts, deliver goods, manage networks, operate ranges, manage business operations and provide support functions that would otherwise present distractions to training and wartime operations. From the sound of reveille to when a soldier turns out the lights at the end the day, soldiers are supported by their civilian counterparts.

  • "Music Soothes the Soul"Operation Rising Star promotes Soldiers' musical talent

    Nov 1, 2012

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--Off-duty military personnel, and family members took advantage of the stillness of the evening to enjoy the musical talent of some fellow Soldiers during the Area IV Operation Rising Star competition at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, Oct. 20.

  • NCO captures Fort Carson Rising Star title

    Nov 1, 2012

    Twelve finalists battled during the Operation Rising Star competition at the Special Events Center, Saturday, with Sgt. Nadine Pope, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, taking the top slot.

  • 'My Army Life in Photos' seeks contest entries

    Oct 31, 2012

    "My Army Life in Photos," a new contest by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Family and MWR Programs, is now accepting submissions.

  • Resiliency through Art

    Oct 29, 2012

    10/29/2012 VICENZA, Italy- Developing resiliency or one's ability to adapt to adversity is an important function for Soldiers returning from deployments. Supervisory Arts Specialist Michelle Sterkowicz introduced a "Resiliency through Art" program at the Family and MWR Arts and Crafts Center in Vicenza in order to help Soldiers with the difficulties and challenges they face.

  • IMCOM Soldier and NCO inspired during Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 29, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, recently reported to Fort Lee, Va., to compete in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. Among those participating in the Oct. 15-18 event were SSG Randy Roscoe and SGT Kevin Mulloy, representing the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army Family Action Plan Conference

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Being the "Talk of the Town" was not just an expression as Army Community Service hosted the Army Family Action Plan Conference, here. This two-day event took place Oct. 18-19, in the Super Gym, and was open to the Total Army Family, which included Soldiers of all ranks, Family members, DOD civilians, retirees and contractors.

  • Program offers DoD civilians time for total wellness

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- DA civilians have the opportunity to get out and get fit, not only physically, but in all areas of total wellness to include social, spiritual, emotional, and family, through the DoD Civilian Wellness and Fitness Program.

  • Program teaches spouses to be resilient

    Oct 25, 2012

    Army Community Service hosted the 2012 Spouse Relationship Resilience Day at The Hub Oct. 19, providing nearly 60 Fort Carson military spouses with knowledge and tools for strengthening their marriages tested by deployments.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army's first Korea-wide disc golf tournament

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Beacon Hill Disc Golf Fall Classic, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was held, Oct. 20, on Beacon Hill.

  • First Lego League teams forming

    Oct 24, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children, ages nine to 14, interested in robotics can join the APG South (Edgewood) youth center's First Lego League team.

  • 2012 FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    Oct 23, 2012

    Productions from Fort Sam Houston, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Fort Meade led the winners' list for the Army's 2012 Festival of the Arts competition. The winners, announced recently by Army Entertainment, part of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, were chosen from among theater, music and special events produced at participating garrisons for authorized patrons of MWR programs on installations around the world.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • Suicide prevention: 'Even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice'

    Oct 4, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Remember, even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice. Reach out. You are not weak. You are not alone. Look to your left. Look to your right. We are here. Shoulder to shoulder, Soldier to Soldier, ready to help." Those were the words of Jack Benson, a suicide prevention expert and a founder of the Veteran's Crisis Line, as he spoke before hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center during Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Day, Sept. 20.

  • Fort Lee archaeology facility to share history, artifacts with public

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Borrow an archaeologist's eyes, and you'll see a different Fort Lee.

  • Army spouse is next Fort Sill rising star

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Six singers went into the Backbone Lounge for the Fort Sill Operation Rising Star finals and Katie Peltier walked out the Fort Sill star after beating some very talented competition at the finals Sept. 28.

  • Army spouse earns national child care accreditation

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Cynthia Sosa is the first current family child care provider here to receive National Association of Family Child Care accreditation.

  • CPR/AED classes proven lifesavers

    Oct 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More and more APG employees are registering for the monthly CPR/AED classes offered by the Directorate of Emergency Services and the emergency medical responders who conduct the classes could not be happier.

  • Soldier Show concludes 2012 season, creates memories

    Oct 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show concluded its 2012 season Sept. 30 in front of a full house at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • Fort McCoy's annual Day for Kids activities attract hundreds

    Oct 1, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Nearly 400 youth and parents enjoyed the activities and great weather during Fort McCoy's annual Day for Kids. The Sept. 15 event provided a day for youth and their parents to spend quality time together at the installation, said Cori Yahnke. Yahnke, who is the Fort McCoy School Age and Youth Center director, oversees the Fort McCoy Child, Youth, and School (CYS) Services Boys & Girls Club. "This was a great day of free Family fun," Yahnke said. "There were activities for youth of all ages."

  • Take care of each other, have a safe, great Columbus Day

    Oct 1, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Columbus Day commemorates the spirit of exploration and the discovery of our great nation.

  • IMCOM Workforce Development programs boost career development

    Oct 1, 2012

    The Developmental Assignment Program, (DAP), and the Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program (HCMP) are accpeting applications soon from IMCOM employees seeking to expand their career horizons, improve leadership skills and give back to the installation management community.

  • Rising Stars shine on the Presidio

    Sep 28, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Military community hopefuls took a shot at being the next Rising Star during auditions Sept. 14 at the Hobson Student Activities Center here.

  • Gold Star Mothers recognized for sacrifice, strength

    Sep 28, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (September 28, 2012) -- Gold Star Mothers will be recognized during Sunday services 11 a.m. Sept. 30. The Protestant service takes place at the Northern Lights Chapel (Building 3430) and Catholic mass takes place at the Southern Lights Chapel (Building 4107).

  • Spouses get taste of Soldier life

    Sep 27, 2012

    In the final formation Sept. 21, 19 spouses covered in sweat, mud and welts stood before Capt. Shayne Heap.

  • Defense civilian policy chief opens Hiring Heroes career fair at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 21, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2012) - The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy encouraged the connections between transitioning military members and organizations looking to hire as she opened the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club. Paige Hinkle-Bowles visited San Antonio to meet prospective employers and Soldiers and to speak with human resource managers at Joint Base San Antonio about the importance of job fairs at military installations in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • From immigrant to Watervliet's Face of Strength, a 50-year journey

    Sep 14, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- For nearly 200 years, most Arsenal employees began their careers here and ended them here. Given the unique and specialized skills required of the Arsenal's workforce, few have sought the opportunity to venture off to work at some other Army arsenal or depot, nor may the Arsenal leadership have wanted them to. Some might have thought that being able to raise families at one location was a blessing, while others might have wondered what life would have been like if they had worked at some other installation. There is one current employee, however, who is living the life of both extremes and has been for more than 50 years.

  • Officer shares lessons after friend's suicide

    Sep 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2012) -- Second Lieutenant Noelle Edinger was home on leave in Wyomissing, Pa., in late April when a close friend of hers committed suicide -- an act that ended his life and changed hers.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • Danger 'round the bend

    Sep 12, 2012

    Accidents involving trains and Soldiers always favor the trains.

  • West Point students encouraged to stay fit, study hard

    Sep 12, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2012) -- Since 2007, the NFL has promoted healthy lifestyles for the nation's youths through the Play 60 program, and two members of the N.Y. Giants visited the West Point Middle School Sept. 11 to motivate students to stay fit.

  • Americans treated to free concert at Wiesbaden Kurhaus

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several dozen leaders and members of the Wiesbaden military community were able to time-travel through music back to the days of German Emperor Wilhelm II, thanks to the generosity of a local couple. "We wanted to bring some joy to the American Soldiers and share this unique opportunity of a historic German Army band concert as we have a longstanding special relationship with the Wiesbaden community," said Dieter Werner, a retired board member of the USO, married to American Chris Brady-Werner. He is also with the German Kidney and Urinary Tract Foundation, which has a strong link to the spa city of Wiesbaden and hosted the benefit concert.

  • Silver Award: Girl Scout project benefits community swimmers

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Looking for a good place to go swimming in or around Wiesbaden? Community members can find a wealth of information about swimming pools in the Rhein-Main area on the garrison's home page, thanks to a project by two Wiesbaden Girl Scouts.

  • Parent-to-Parent: Creating a routine is key to successful homework completion

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a saying at the Wiesbaden Parent to Parent program: "Do routine things routinely." When it comes to homework, establishing a routine is one of the most important ways parents can help their children, said Lisa Craven, a Wiesbaden Parent to Parent team member. "Find that routine that works for your family or your child and do that routinely," she said.

  • Running around the clock: Community athletes join their German neighbors in annual 25-Hour Run

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A record number of runners ran around and around the Wiesbaden Kurpark for a good cause Sept. 8-9.   Seventy-one teams turned out for the eighth annual 25-Hour Run, hosted by the Wiesbaden Sports Promotion Association, which raises money to train young athletes in Germany. Among the 1,450 athletes were four U.S. teams -- a joint German-American police team, Wiesbaden Health Clinic, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and 485th Intelligence Squadron -- including Soldiers and Airmen, civilians and family members.

  • APG stars in Ripken Stadium Military Appreciation Night

    Sep 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground military leaders, Soldiers and vehicles guest starred in the annual Military Appreciation Night festivities at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Aug. 28. A Ripken Stadium press release announcing the special evening stated: "On Tuesday night at Ripken Stadium, we're celebrating the heroes, not of balls and strikes, but of stars and stripes."

  • Fort Sam Houston honors Gold Star mothers, families

    Sep 11, 2012

    This is the first of a series of articles. The Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army North and San Antonio communities prepare to pay their respects to the survivors of fallen warriors at the Gold Star Mother's Day and Fallen Heroes Room of Remembrance Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sept. 29. The ceremony will be held at the Survivor Outreach Services building at 1 p.m. and will honor their strength - and their loved ones' sacrifices.

  • Job fairs offer opportunities for transitioning Soldiers, veterans, Family members

    Sep 10, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO--Are you a Soldier transitioning from active duty and looking for your next job? A veteran? Or a Family member wanting to continue your career? Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service offices support hundreds of job fairs on or near our installations every year. Here is a list of events for transitioning Soldiers, veterans and Family members coming up in the next three months.

  • Nutritionist provides Soldiers, Families tips for healthy living

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The reminders are everywhere. Magazines, movies and TV, and shopping malls send messages that people should wear a certain size or weigh a certain amount.

  • Soldiers soar in Army Strong show

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- After graduating from basic combat training at Fort Sill in May 2011, then-Pvt. Genesis Rodriguez eventually went to Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va., to become a parachute rigger. It was during AIT that Rodriguez saw her first Army Soldier Show.

  • Veterans job fair expo draws hundreds to APG

    Sep 6, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Nearly 250 job seekers attended the APG Veterans Job Fair and Expo at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center Aug. 22.

  • Spouses find kindred spirits at job fairs

    Sep 6, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Like many military spouses, Allison Lattuca doesn't mention her husband's Navy service as she job hunts with each forced relocation every few years.

  • Message to the IMCOM Workforce from LTG Mike Ferriter and CSM Earl Rice

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team.

  • Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes

    Sep 5, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • 2012 Arts and Crafts Contest Winners Announced

    Sep 4, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Winners of the 2012 Army Arts and Crafts contest were recently announced by the Community Recreation program of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate (G9). The winners were chosen from among accomplished and novice artists who are authorized patrons of Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs on installations around the world.

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