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  • Fort Lee moms celebrate at White House

    May 15, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- Four Fort Lee Soldier moms received an invitation of a lifetime recently when they and their children were selected to attend the 2012 White House Mother's Day Tea with first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden on May 10.

  • Soldier-musicians: MWR offers chance to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult

    May 15, 2012

    A Soldier will open the show for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult when they perform at Fort Knox, Ky., June 23, as part of the Army Concert Tour. Through a partnership with Army Entertainment and The Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express, one solo guitar artist will be selected by the promoters to showcase their talent in front of an audience of thousands in the "Rock Star for a Day" contest .

  • Developmental Program Recognizes Army Civilian Contributions

    May 15, 2012

  • Military families get free passes to national parks

    May 15, 2012

    From Alcatraz Island to Zion National Park, Soldiers and their families can visit more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation this year, without paying entry fees.

  • Yongsan Job Fair connects employers, job seekers

    May 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Job fairs are a way for job seekers and employers to connect and add a personal touch to a job search characterized by email attachments and online notifications.

  • Staying in shape while a spouse is deployed

    May 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Finding time to get exercise can be a challenge under normal circumstances, but if you have children and your spouse is deployed, it can be even tougher. That's all it is though - a challenge - and it is one parents can easily overcome. Here are five ways parents can get exercise while their spouse is deployed:

  • Soldier Show sings, dances way to 3rd ID

    May 11, 2012

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2012 U.S Army Soldier Show, featuring this year's Army production "Army Strong," sung, danced and beat-boxed their way to the Marne community, May 8. Soldiers across the nation, from food service specialists to criminal investigators, exposed their unique talents at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center.

  • JPO Robotics Soldier graduates via Skype

    May 10, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It had all the makings of the typical college graduation. There was the speech Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moon had earned the right to give as an honor graduation, but when he began to thank the people who made his graduation possible, a fighter jet roared overhead, drowning out his voice as he stopped and wiped away a tear. There was the graduation cap that he'd tossed in the air to celebrate an academic milestone, only to have it travel two feet, hit the ceiling and fall to the ground. There were loved ones who'd gathered around to help him celebrate, except they were some 6,000 miles away and only appeared on Skype

  • Community recognizes Red Cross volunteers

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum community members gathered Tuesday at the Commons during the annual American Red Cross volunteer recognition ceremony to honor 69 individuals on post.

  • Veteran continues service to Fort Drum 'warriors'

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For many Soldiers, the desire to serve doesn't end when they hang up their Army combat uniform for the last time.

  • Bus tour highlights best of Fort Benning

    May 10, 2012

    New to post? Take the Newcomers Tour and you'll learn enough about Fort Benning's geography, history and amenities to make the installation as familiar as home. "This tour is, essentially, the 21st-century version of the welcome wagon," said Bridgett Siter, tour guide and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing specialist.

  • Revised jogging route replaces Courses trail

    May 10, 2012

    The closure on May 1 of the trail around the former golf course -- now known as the East Campus -- did not mark the end of the road for joggers and runners.

  • Gaffney Fitness Center rolls out new classes

    May 10, 2012

    Beginning May 14, Gaffney Fitness Center will offer a new selection of aerobics and fitness classes.

  • Thousands become Spartans

    May 10, 2012

    After battling mud crawls, wall climbs and the fire leap, thousands of ordinary racers earned the title, "Spartan." "I signed up because I wanted to prove a point," said Jennifer Kosiavelon, Army spouse.

  • Sesame Street's Rosita visits West Point children

    May 10, 2012

    Deanie Dempsey, wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, joined Sesame Street's Rosita at the Lee Child Development Center at West Point May 3 to entertain children with a pizza lunch and songs and a lot of laughs.

  • Toppers: Baumholder, Wiesbaden community theaters among the best in Europe

    May 8, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The lights … the glamour … the stunning performances. That's what members of the U.S. Forces Europe communities were treated to April 21 in Heidelberg's Village Pavilion during the 2012 Tournament of Plays Awards Show.

  • MWR Libraries urge families to bring their appetites because this summer, "Reading is so Delicious!"

    May 7, 2012

    DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation Libraries will launch their "Reading is so Delicious!" summer program at Army garrisons in May and June 2012. The libraries will host a range of free activities for children and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

  • POTUS, First Lady speak with Marne community

    May 3, 2012

    The roar of more than 10,000 "Dog Face" Soldiers, Family Members and members of the Marne Division's community rose above the melody of "Hail to the Chief" to announce the arrival of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Fort Stewart, April 27. The event marked the first appearance of a president on Marne Division soil in almost 10 years; President George W. Bush visited the installation in 2003 to present the Presidential Unit Citation to the division for its role in the military campaign in Iraq that ended the reign of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

  • Fort Sill honors Helping Hands volunteers

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) -- The installation honored its volunteers with a banquet as part of National Volunteer Week.

  • Soldiers perform CPR, help to save chaplain

    May 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 3, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. José Lozano can't explain the thought process that recently motivated him and others to perform actions that helped someone to continue on with his life.

  • Blood, not care packages, save lives

    May 3, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Temisha Yalledy sat in a lawn chair in the Special Events Center, wiping the tears from her eyes with a napkin. Staff Sgt. Angela Gehers placed a blanket over Yalledy, trying to keep the petite Soldier warm as 400 milliliters of her blood drained into a blood bag.

  • Fort Sill wraps up full slate of MoMC events

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) - The post completed a month full of activities to honor military children.

  • Warrior Games - Cycling

    May 2, 2012

    A selection of photos taken during the cycling event at the Third Annual Warrior Games, May 1, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo., during a visit by Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Warrior Games - Basketball

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited with members of the Army's 2012 Warrior Games basketball team during one of their practices in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. The team provided McHugh a chair and convinced him to join them on the court, giving him a greater appreciation for the difficulty of playing the sport sitting down.

  • Fort Lee honored as Army Community of Excellence

    May 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 2, 2012) -- Each year, installations from around the world compete in the Army Chief of Staff's Army Communities of Excellence Program that recognizes superior performance in installation management. This year, Fort Lee earned an honorable mention in the competition that encourages and rewards installations that optimize their environment and demonstrate a commitment to facilities and exceptional customer service.

  • Sexual assaults: Restricted reporting gives Soldiers, families confidential assistance

    Apr 24, 2012

    Sexual Assault reporting by the Department of Defense showed that the combined unrestricted and restricted reports across the military rose by one percent from fiscal years 2010 to 2011.

  • 22d Chem Battalion celebrates Spring

    Apr 24, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Families of the 22d Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) and 20th Support Command (CBRNE) enjoyed an afternoon of fun, friendship, and relaxation during the Defender's Spring Fling at McBride Parade Field in APG South April 7.

  • Volunteer recognition ceremony shines spotlight on everyday heroes

    Apr 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- There was a movement in the Force behind the Force as hundreds of volunteers gathered together in celebration here, April 20. A world-changing story in itself, the 2012 Area II Volunteer of the Year award ceremony showed the Yongsan Community the faces of several life-changing individuals. Volunteers, regardless of their rank or position, were welcomed to the R&R Bar and Grill as the Community held the ceremony to thank them for their service.

  • Using combatives to address customer service

    Apr 20, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- LTG Mike Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, held a training session today with Garrison Leaders Course attendees. The general tied in combatives, customer service and inspired leadership to demonstrate the command's role in supporting Soldiers and Families.

  • Teddy Bear Round Up targets abuse

    Apr 20, 2012

    AEIA, Hawaii -- Teddy bears were all the rage at Pearlridge Mall, here, Saturday.

  • Mid-year AFAP issues updated

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Status updates on community issues raised at the fiscal year 2012 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP Conference, were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, here, recently.

  • Army spouses join 'ultra-runner' ranks

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 19, 2012)-Earning the elite title of "ultra-runner" is no easy feat. Few athletes have the stamina to complete jogging journeys that far exceed the already grueling 26.2-mile marathon. It demands a lot of training and unshakable determination as well, and those who make it tend to be fanatical about their love affair with long-distance running.

  • Volunteers help build hunting blinds for Wounded Warriors

    Apr 19, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A large team of volunteers helped build three hunting blinds to be used later this year by wounded outdoors men, April 5. The Home Depot of Dover donated more than $4,000 of materials to build the 8'x 8'wheelchair-accessible units.

  • Fort Carson fitness facility offers new opportunities

    Apr 19, 2012

    Lorri Martindale agonized over every detail of the new Ironhorse Sports and Fitness Center, even the ceramic tiling in the facility's wet saunas.

  • Soldiers in transition: Internships pave new career paths

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Master Sgt. Tim Thompson is making the move from protecting Uncle Sam to preserving Mother Nature.

  • County library opens section for military families

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Provinces Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library system officially opened its Military Family Resource Center April 10.

  • Yongsan volunteer embodies spirit of giving

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "My father died when I was 5 years old leaving my mother to raise me and my younger sister. She led by example in helping the community and giving of her time and effort to help those in need." That is how Area II's 2012 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Ned Stoll explained his motivation for giving so much of his time and self.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Preparing for success after the Army

    Apr 18, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO--Soldiers deliver for the Army and for the nation--I've seen it throughout my career, never more so than during my time in Iraq. So when you decide it's time to move on to the next stage of your life, it's only right that we should have a plan, prepare together, and then execute with energy to ensure success. That's why we have the Army Career and Alumni Program--to help you and your Family prepare for a successful transition.

  • CYSS helps military children

    Apr 17, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jump houses, face painting and cotton candy. It was a child's dream come true as U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Child Youth and School Services celebrated Month of the Military Child with a Fun Fair at the Child Development Center parking lot, April 14.

  • Focus on Earth Day, fun

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thousands of family members converged on Weyand Field for the annual Fun Fest and Earth Day festivals, here, April 7.

  • Speaker's ideas strike home against bullying

    Apr 13, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Anti-bullying expert Michele Borba had some encouraging information about bullies when she spoke at Wiesbaden High School. Bullies learn their behaviors, Borba said during her March 22 talk, and that means bullies can change those behaviors. "Our kids are hardwired at birth for empathy," she said. "That's the good news."

  • 'Vanguard' volunteers recognized for more than 700 hours of service

    Apr 13, 2012

    Seven volunteers from the "Vanguard" brigade were formally recognized for their more than 700 hours of combined service to Soldiers and Family Members, March 28, at the Fort Stewart Museum.

  • MOMC jumpstarts with 'The Super Fun Show'

    Apr 13, 2012

    The Month of the Military Child kicked, jumped and danced its way into April with Shawn Brown's Super Fun Show at the Fort Stewart Youth center, April 2.

  • Teens gain job experience through HIRED! program

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley's HIRED! program is accepting applications from teens who want to get a head start on getting a job through an apprenticeship with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • FROG introduces hunting, great outdoors to youth

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- It may not be enough for the Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group to just enjoy the outdoors. FROG has made it a mission to introduce hunting, fishing and the great outdoors to Fort Riley's youth.

  • Families enjoy Easter festivities at Riley's

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fifteen thousand Easter eggs were hidden for Fort Riley children outside of Riley's Conference Center for the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 8. Hundreds of Families attended the event, which was coordinated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, with hundreds more also dining at Riley's Conference Center for its Easter brunch.

  • Celebrating the legacy of all children who have been a part of the military community

    Apr 13, 2012

    April is the Month of the Military Child, a time set aside to celebrate the legacy of all children who have been a part of the military community. April is a month dedicated to recognizing the sacrifice thousands of children make by giving up their parents to serve this nation.

  • Easter egg hunters scramble for prizes

    Apr 12, 2012

    More than 250 children attended the 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at the Fort Meade Youth Center.

  • Military children face hardships head on

    Apr 12, 2012

    Ava Petro has missed her father. For the past year, Sgt. Anthony Petro participated in security missions and helped train Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan with the 127th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion.

  • Fort Riley's MOMC kicks off with breakfast, signing

    Apr 10, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Garrison Commander Col. William Clark and his wife, Andrea, both agreed -- military children "endure a lot."

  • Students 'spring' into learning

    Apr 9, 2012

    A group of 30 Solomon Elementary School students at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, spent their spring break learning new math and reading skills instead of spending time at the beach or hanging with friends.

  • Learn more about the Army MWR Services Survey

    Apr 9, 2012

    The Army MWR Services Survey conducted by the Marketing Research and Analysis Branch of the Family and MWR Programs directorate, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, seeks to identify what morale, welfare and recreation programs customers are interested in, whether they are using available services and if so, how satisfied they are with the programming their garrison has to offer.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, Family members relive Battle of Shiloh

    Apr 8, 2012

    Roby F. Evans, personnel security specialist, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and wife Trisha don Civil War-era traditional gear for the re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh, Mar. 31, 2012.

  • Secretary of the Army announces program to aid civilian employees

    Apr 6, 2012

    New directive encourages greater Army civilian professional development

  • Military child defies odds, beats cancer

    Apr 5, 2012

    Colton Taylor doesn't know how special he is. The rambunctious 3-year-old is more interested in swinging from the bar at his gymnastics facility, talking about his favorite super hero, Astro Boy, and eating his afternoon snack of Cocoa Puffs.

  • Fort Sill hosts Special Olympics for third consecutive year

    Apr 5, 2012

    Fort Sill, Okla., hosted the Great Plains Area 4 Special Olympics, March 30, 2012, at Prichard Field for the third consecutive year.

  • Fort Meade Youth Services excels in Army inspection

    Apr 5, 2012

    Fort Meade's Child, Youth and School Services programs received complimentary reviews after a mandatory annual surprise inspection conducted March 12 to 16 by the Army Child, Youth and School Services Evaluation.

  • Vietnam Veteran Receives Bronze Star, Thanks to A Loyal and Dedicated Friend

    Apr 2, 2012

    An Army veteran who helped close down the final operations of the Vietnam War 40 years ago was given a long overdue honor.

  • Proclamations to raise awareness

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What do quilts, denim and your support have to do with child abuse and sexual assault?

  • USAG-HI recognizes efforts of commendable employees

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Twenty-three stellar employees received recognition for their roles and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 20.

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • Westphal: Diversity is Army's strength, leadership it's cornerstone

    Mar 30, 2012

    Emphasizing the importance of diversity and leadership within the U.S. Army, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal delivered the keynote address to more than 175 cadets during the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras' ROTC ball.

  • Fort Drum spouse pens children's book

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's not often that one finds an alpaca in one's pocket.

  • Employers pledge to hire spouses

    Mar 29, 2012

    Laura Bailey didn't expect to represent the thousands of spouses affiliated with Fort Carson March 21 at the Military Spouse Employment Program Pikes Peak Regional Induction and Signing Ceremony held at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • DPW protects cultural sites

    Mar 29, 2012

    Remnants of cultures long ago lay in the canyons, hilltops and grasslands across Fort Carson's 373,000 acres. The preservation of these prehistoric and historic sites remains a top priority for garrison staff members of the Cultural Resources Management Team at Fort Carson.

  • Fort Sill youths fight teen tobacco use

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (29 March 2012) -- Fort Sill Youth Services sponsored the Kick Butts Day anti-tobacco campaign March 21 during spring break.

  • Soldier attributes accomplishments to family support

    Mar 29, 2012

    Warrant Officer Roxanne Pitts and her daughter Evelyn after Pitts' graduation from the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Fort Rucker, Ala. March 30, 2010. Pitts credits support from her family for her military achievements.

  • Fort Meade DFMWR earns $25,000 at first property sale

    Mar 29, 2012

    Fort Meade's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation raised $25,000 from its first two-day sale of used equipment and furnishings. Th e money will benefit the Fort Meade community.

  • Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Month of the Military Child begins Sunday. This year's theme, developed by the Army Teen Panel, is "Military Kids: Heroes for the Future."

  • Army partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Mar 26, 2012

    Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies, April 28, 2012, in support of the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Soldier awarded Purple Heart, remains strong after IED attack

    Mar 26, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David L. Weeks, commander of 411th Engineer Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Krom traveled to Germany and presented the Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Stephen Gilmore at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Mar. 21, 2012. Gilmore was wounded when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device less than two weeks prior in Afghanistan.

  • World War II group fights for survival

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 22, 2012) -- The Battle of the Bulge during World War II was a monstrosity of an event. More than 600,000 Americans and thousands of tanks and artillery pieces defended against a German army offensive in its last-gasp effort to win the war.

  • Sill classes teach auto body repair, painting

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (22 March 2012) -- The post's Auto Skills Center offers a paint and body class.

  • Welfare of Army families in the Pacific is a top priority

    Mar 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Ferriters know what it means to be "Army strong."

  • Yongsan declares women's history month

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is participating in the nationwide recognition of March Women's History Month. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is celebrating Women's History Month with several events. The 5K Fun Run was held at Collier Fitness Center on March 10. Two Book Readings events were planned with the first one held at Hannam Village on March 22, and the second one scheduled to be held on March 27, at the Yongsan Library. The Women's History Month's main event will be held on March 29 at the R&R Bar and Grill. Performances and music is prepared and retired Brigade General Anne MacDonald will be the guest speaker.

  • Bowsher in driver's seat for U.S. modern pentathletes on road to London

    Mar 20, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher sits in the proverbial driver's seat for Team USA's modern pentathletes on the road to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Having qualified for the Olympics with a fourth-place performance at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Bowsher is fine-tuning his five-sports-in-one-day skills on the 2012 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup Series while his American peers try to qualify.

  • Customer service leads the future of Installation Management

    Mar 20, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- "For me, customer service is number one. Without customer service, we don't have a job." That sentiment by Fort Bliss Family Child Care Director Jessica Zagelow is one she lives by.

  • World Class Athlete Program athlete claims U.S. National Skeleton Championship title

    Mar 19, 2012

    Army World Class Athlete Program member Spc. Megan Henry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, won the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship in the women's category at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, March 4, 2012.

  • Army surveys communities on interest, use and satisfaction with MWR programs

    Mar 19, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army has begun a worldwide initiative to survey members of its communities as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs.

  • Camp Humphreys social media initiatives named 'Best in Army'

    Mar 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army recognized Camp Humphreys, South Korea, with a first place award in the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition for "Outstanding Initiatives in New Media."

  • How to make your PCS move go smoothly

    Mar 14, 2012

    Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months. These shipments compete with private sector moves creating a phenomenon in the transportation industry called the "peak moving season."

  • Soldier's daughter on 'America's Next Top Model'

    Mar 14, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO - Army Family member Seymone Cohen-Fobish expects to launch a modeling career after completing her stint on "America's Next Top Model." Seymone is the daughter of Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Fobish, a power systems technician for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and Army Reserve Capt. Tondra Fobish, a nurse at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.

  • Culinary arts competitors collect medals, titles

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 340 military food service specialists gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for the final event of the largest culinary arts competition in North America.

  • Driver's ed, SAT course on horizon for SKIES

    Mar 13, 2012

    When life's major milestones await, look no further than Child Youth and School Service's SKIES Unlimited program to help your teenager prepare.

  • Westphal thanks IMCOM for supporting Soldiers, families

    Mar 12, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal visited the Fort Sam Houston headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command with his wife, Linda, March 7, 2012.

  • IMCOM promise: World-class customer service

    Mar 12, 2012

    Every day across our installations, members of Team IMCOM are working hard to provide world-class customer service and make it a great day to be a Soldier, Family member or Army Civilian.

  • Stewart students kick-off Read Across America week two miles at a time

    Mar 9, 2012

    Kindergarten through sixth-grade Diamond Elementary School students lined the halls of their school to help kick-off Read Across America week. Up and down the halls on A, B, and C wings at Diamond more than 700 students and 40 parents sat quietly in the halls and read their book of choice. As they were reading, the students got a special visit from "The Lorax," a character from a Dr. Seuss book titled the same.

  • Get Fit, Be Strong! Q5 with Larry Laughlin

    Mar 9, 2012

    The Army has joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Campaign by creating the Get Fit Be, Strong initiative. With the growing number of children fighting childhood obesity the Army has dedicated special youth sports programs designed to help keep children strong and fit as parents protect and serve. Larry Laughlin, Fort Stewart Youth Sports and Fitness Director, gives Military Families an inside look at the benefits children and Families can expect from participating in any of the youth sport programs.

  • Army Career Tracker Now Available to 1/3 of Civilian Workforce

    Mar 8, 2012

    Employees in seven more Civilian Career Programs now have access to Army Career Tracker (ACT), the Army's first comprehensive leader development and career management tool that integrates training, assignment history, education and experiential learning into one personalized, user-friendly online interface for all personnel.

  • Class encourages creativity through stitches and seams

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum youths are learning to artistically express themselves with needles and thread, one piece of fabric at a time.

  • Camps to help youths get spring 'break'

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (8 March 2012) -- Fort Sill youths and their families who will be staying home during the break, there are still lots of fun things to do on Fort Sill.

  • Installation Management Command to welcome new Command Sgt. Major

    Mar 6, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice will join the U.S. Army Installation Management Command as the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer Friday, March 9, in a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston.

  • AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

    Mar 5, 2012

    Extending the time allotted to invest survivor benefits and granting per diem for families to attend therapy sessions were the top issues requested this week during the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Sponsorship program helps new spouses adjust to Korea

    Mar 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Living or working abroad is a great opportunity to meet new people, try something totally new, and learn about a different language and culture. Despite the advantages of working and living abroad, there are also disadvantages.

  • Community members take advantage of free classes during Military Saves Week

    Mar 5, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Spc. Jordan Reyelts listened intently during the financial management classes he attended during Military Saves Week. "I'm here to solidify my financial stability and protect the future of my child," said Reyelts, who is married and has a 2-year-old daughter. "It's been really informative."

  • WCAP bobsledder wins 2 gold medals at World Championships

    Mar 5, 2012

    Spc. Justin Olsen, the newest Olympic gold medalist in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program's stable of elite bobsledders, won two gold medals at the 2012 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships Feb. 18-26, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • WTB Soldiers aim for 2012 Warrior Games

    Mar 1, 2012

    Two Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers are in the hunt to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games.

  • Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committe meets

    Feb 29, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Vice Chief of the Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler all participated in the 2012 Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committe meeting yesterday in Arlington, Va. More than 30 current issues submitted by garrison-level AFAP programs were discussed.

  • Warm Weather Hazards Approaching

    Feb 29, 2012

    As colder temperatures fade away for another year, warm weather flying hazards should now be on your checklist of things to worry about. Warmer weather hosts a variety of severe and even violent conditions that can develop rapidly: thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes and their companions -- turbulence, wind shear, hail and, most significantly, lightning, the leading hazard associated with thunderstorms.

  • IMCOM commander meets with Texas community leaders

    Feb 29, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Members of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce visited here Tuesday with the general responsible for day-to-day operations of Army installations.

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