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  • ACAP helps transition Soldiers through career milestones

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's inadvisable for one to take a trip without charting the course beforehand. The same advice stands for military members preparing to make the trip from military to civilian life. The Army Career and Alumni Program is the navigation device for service members getting ready for such a journey.

  • Army Acquisition executive leads Asian Pacific observance

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A fashion show of traditional attire, aromatic foods, valuable artifacts and dramatic chronicles of distinguished military service made for a colorful presentation of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Myer Auditorium May 20.

  • Golf manager wins Army-level award

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Golf Manager Rik Bond recently won the 2012 James Carroll Jr. Award for Army Golf Manager of the Year.

  • Lake Fest kicks off summer for Fort Rucker

    May 24, 2013

    Thousands of people flooded the beaches during Lake Fest at Lake Tholocco May 18 to officially kick off summer on Fort Rucker.

  • SOS Memorial honors fallen

    May 24, 2013

    About a dozen survivors of service members who died while on duty and about 30 supporters and onlookers gathered in the Hale Koa Hotel, May 16, 2013, to dedicate a Memorial Day display honoring those fallen.

  • Fort Drum BOSS conducts second annual conference

    May 23, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum officials and more than 80 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representatives from across post gathered May 15-16 at the Nash BOSS Center to conduct the 2nd Annual BOSS Conference.

  • Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race pose challenges for participants

    May 22, 2013

    The first leg of the U.S. Forces Mountain Bike Race Series kicked off in Hohenfels, May 18.

  • Wounded warriors embrace yoga

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Yoga teacher Susan Barber gently reminded the students in her Warrior Transition Unit class that yoga is not about "no pain, no gain." Her students were executing a pose that stretched out their hips and backs, and after Barber told the students they could get out of the pose if they wanted, all four were so enthusiastic they remained in the pose for about a minute longer.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates teachers, honors VFW's Europe Teacher of the Year

    May 22, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The spotlight shone on teachers in all four Wiesbaden schools May 6-10. Students, parents, administrators and local leaders gathered to thank educators for their vital role in inspiring young minds and helping guide future citizens. At luncheons and other events, teachers gathered to garner recognition for their efforts and to celebrate their accomplishments.

  • Team Wiesbaden takes home the gold at U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships

    May 21, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A pair of female MPs delivered the dynamite that blew the lid off an already supercharged evening of determination and grit at the U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships in Wiesbaden May 11.

  • Morning show host celebrates Belvoir's Soldiers and Families

    May 20, 2013

    Fort Belvoir hosted a live radio show Monday in the USO Warrior and Family Center. Boxer, 98.7 WMZQ-FM Morning Show host, talked with Belvoir leaders about military history, the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and military technology to name a few topics. The visit is part of the morning show's Military Appreciation Week, in which Boxer visits several military installations to learn about the latest military activities and to honor the courage of servicemembers and Families.

  • Commands team up for 2013 Best Warrior competition

    May 20, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2013) -- "Together Everyone Accomplishes More" was heard frequently as 36 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the Army gathered at Camp Bullis for the first Joint Base San Antonio Best Warrior competition May 11-17, 2013.

  • Soldier learns patience key to good shooting

    May 17, 2013

    One Warrior Games athlete has only been shooting competitively for five months and has already earned gold in the offhand air rifle competition.

  • Commissary to close on Mondays due to furloughs

    May 17, 2013

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commissary will shutter its doors for 11 Mondays beginning July 8.

  • Helicopter pilot's woodworking hobby whirrs into family business

    May 17, 2013

    KILLEEN, Texas -- For one Soldier, a woodworking hobby has branched into a family customized crafts business with the motto, "You imagine it, we make it."

  • Motorcycle safety and mentorship -- keep informed

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison, or HHC USAG, Fort Huachuca, hosted a Motorcycle Mentorship Program group ride and safety training event, May 9, to promote safe and fun riding.

  • Powerlifters win big in Tucson

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Four months of training at Eifler Gym paid off for three Fort Huachuca powerlifters May 4.

  • "Let's Move", Soldiers Motivate Local Students

    May 17, 2013

    Columbus, Ind. -- First Army Division East trainer/mentors assigned to 205th Infantry Brigade provide pre-mobilization training to tens of thousands of Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers for deployment to Afghanistan and other contingency missions every year. In May however, the 205th added a new mission -- the "Let's Move" campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to combat childhood obesity.

  • Beartree Park just a short trip from Camp Humphreys

    May 16, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- As the weather starts to warm up and families are looking for a different place to take their children, they might want to look about 30 minutes down the road towards Cheonan for a visit to Beartree Park. Beartree Park is a place with something for just about everybody. Although the space in Chungcheongnam was built to honor the Manchurian Black Bear, it also highlights the delicate balance between man and nature.

  • Runners overcome obstacles, mud during Mission Complete Race

    May 16, 2013

    The Mission Complete race, held at Franken Kaserne May 3, was a joint effort between the 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Privatization of Army Lodging Begins at Fort Meade

    May 16, 2013

    Since 2009, the Army has been phasing control of lodging from the military to the InterContinental Hotel group. But recently, IHG has taken ownership of lodging at Fort Meade. The company, which now operates several facilities on post, will soon begin construction on a Candlewood Suites to replace the current lodging.

  • Trace Adkins tickets on sale May 17

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Tickets for the July 5 Trace Adkins concert will go on sale May 17 at both Adventure Travel offices, in the Welcome Center at 4700 Mow-Way Road and in Central Mall, and at EZ Go stores in Lawton. Tickets are also available online at www.sillmwr.com.

  • Bikers tour Southwest Oklahoma

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half-Section fining a historic howitzer, more than 200 motorcyclists pulled out of the Sheridan Theater parking lot at about 10 a.m. to begin the Eighth Annual Freedom's Thunder motorcycle safety rally May 9, here. The free ride, which was open to the public, took motorcyclists over a 60-mile course through Lawton, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Medicine Park.

  • Nature's new moms fine without human help‏

    May 16, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Every year at this time we start getting calls about deserted baby animals. Elk calves and deer fawns will be born later this month. Turkeys, quail, and other ground nesters are hiding their nest in thick clumps of grass as we speak. Bobcats and other furbearers' young are getting a little size on them and will start to roam around a little.

  • Ansbach opens Army's 'greenest' Auto Skills Center

    May 14, 2013

    The newest, most environmentally friendly automotive skills center in the Army opened April 26 at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Urlas housing and training area here.

  • Fort McCoy celebrates Arbor Day, Tree City award

    May 13, 2013

  • Fort Huachuca appreciates, celebrates spouses

    May 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - May is the Month of the Military Family. To kick off the celebration on the first Friday of the month, May 3, Soldiers treated their spouses to a date night for Spouse Appreciation Day, hosted by the Fort Huachuca Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Summer camps crafted for military youth offered

    May 13, 2013

    Operation Military Kids (OMK), in collaboration with the YMCA of Honolulu Camp Erdman, is offering two upcoming summer camps for military youth.

  • GPO hosts 2ID soldiers on culture tours

    May 10, 2013

    More than 70 2nd Infantry Division soldiers and family members were provided the opportunity to attend two Korean culture tours April 30 to May 3, 2013, as a component of the ongoing partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea.

  • One visit can land service members big savings on tickets and tours

    May 10, 2013

    The Henderson Hall Marine Corps Community Service Information, Ticket and Tours office and the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall MWR Leisure Travel Services office are looking to shred their under-the-radar status. Both recreational and leisure outlets are reaching out to active duty service members, veterans and Department of Defense employees with a wide array of discounted get-aways, cruises, tours and sports and entertainment tickets.

  • Lake Fest features sun, surf, sandcastles

    May 9, 2013

    Lake Fest returns this year to West Beach on Lake Tholocco to bring Families closer together with friendly competitions, swimming and outdoor activities.

  • Party like a BOSS: DFMWR hosts masquerade

    May 9, 2013

    The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host a Black and White Masquerade Ball May 18 at Divots from 8 p.m. to midnight, and attendees are encouraged to be fashionably late.

  • Soldiers volunteer for school cleanup they say is more than area beautification

    May 8, 2013

    PETERSBURG, Va. (May 9, 2013) -- -- Pvt. Giovanni Reyes and several of his uniform-clad fellow Soldiers spent at least two hours Saturday toting large bags around the grounds of Petersburg High School helping students to collect trash.

  • APG celebrates Arbor/Earth Day

    May 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Community members and local students attended Aberdeen Proving Ground's annual Arbor/Earth Day celebration at the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center April 26.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show launches 'Ready and Resilient' tour

    May 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show launched with three performances before capacity crowds at Fort Sam Houston Theatre in April.

  • Camp Casey Library Re-opens

    May 5, 2013

    Leadership says re-located library adds to the downtown feel for the Camp Casey community.

  • Hawaiian concert series will offer cultural insights

    May 3, 2013

    Hawaiian music is known and celebrated across the world.

  • ACS target jobs, work Hawaiian style

    May 3, 2013

    Army wife Ashlyn Dickson moved to Hawaii with her husband two days before Christmas last year.

  • Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites

    May 2, 2013

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program's Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.

  • Event brings dads, daughters closer

    May 2, 2013

    In a culture where relationships between parents and children are often strained, especially between fathers and daughters, a new type of affair is beginning to strengthen the bonds between adolescent girls and their fathers.

  • Golf 4 Life event offers free lessons

    May 2, 2013

    Some would argue that golfing is an expensive sport to get into, but folks at the Silver Wings Golf Course are giving an introduction into the sport for a price that everyone can agree on -- free.

  • 2013 Soldier Show "Ready and Resilient: At Your Service"

    May 2, 2013

    The 2013 Soldier Show, Ready and Resilient: At Your Service explores and honors what it means to be ready and resilient in today's Army. Check to see if the Soldier Show is coming to your community or for more information, visit www.ArmyMWR.com/SoldierShow

  • 'Amazing Race' comes to Camp Humphreys

    May 2, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the Discover FMWR Amazing Race for the first time April 27. The event, much like the television version, featured 24 teams being put through mental and physical challenges. Except, this version was about discovering FMWR programs and racing for prizes.

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2013) -- All month long, various organizations showed their appreciation to military children here with a host of activities recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Annually, during the month of April, military communities recognize and celebrate military children for their contributions and their capacity to endure so much.

  • Local artists shine at Hohenfels' Celebration of the Arts

    Apr 30, 2013

    Hohenfels showcases its local artists at the third annual Celebration of the Arts.

  • All-Army men win third straight Armed Forces Bowling Championship

    Apr 29, 2013

    The All-Army men won their third consecutive team title, and the All-Air Force women won their fourth in a row at the 2013 Armed Forces Bowling Championships, contested April 23-26, at the Bonnyman Bowling Center here.

  • May 10 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    Apr 26, 2013

    May 10, 2013 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This day recognizes the important role military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe. Military spouses are a vital part of communities across America and around the world.

  • May is National Fitness Month

    Apr 26, 2013

    Jenny, a Fox Sports Girl, celebrates Physical Fitness and Sports Month with U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

  • Kid's Fishing Day 'lures' Families to Moon Lake

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "I got three!" Hannah Benoit's smile widened as she reeled in her third catch of the day. The 6-year old was out fishing for the first time at the Fort Riley Kid's Fishing Day April 20 at Moon Lake.

  • MOMC Festival recognizes children, lifts spirits

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- After days of winter-like weather, with cold temperatures and bone-chilling gusts, the sun finally broke through the clouds, seemingly lighting up not just the sky, but spirits as well for the Month of the Military Child Festival April 21 at the Forsyth Child Development centers.

  • MOMC parade celebrates contributions of military kids

    Apr 26, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Despite overcast skies and chilly temperatures, spirits were sunny and warm during the Month of the Military Child Parade on April 16 on Main Post. While waiting at the starting point, Child, Youth and School Services staff led children in song and jumping jacks to keep warm on the blustery Kansas morning.

  • May Day embraced as 'Lei Day' with island accents

    Apr 26, 2013

    HONOLULU (April 26, 2013) -- It is often the first gesture of aloha newcomers to the islands encounter: the lei greeting.

  • Schofield's Hale Kula teachers selected for honors

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (April 26, 2013) -- Exemplifying the phrase "lifelong learner," three Hale Kula Elementary School teachers have been selected from hundreds of qualified candidates to further their professional growth.

  • Bronco Brigade home to All Army Boxing champion

    Apr 26, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In the last seconds of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships' super heavyweight bout, Staff Sgt. Marvin Carey, a military policeman, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gave the Marine Corps its first gold medal win in that tournament in 21 years.

  • CYSS makes family Earth Week farm visit

    Apr 25, 2013

    Almost 100 children and parents braved April showers on a Saturday morning to visit a Vicenza area organic farm in a combined Month of the Military Child and Army Earth Week event.

  • Soldiers' Theatre cleans up at Tournament of the Festival of Plays

    Apr 25, 2013

    USAG-Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre took center stage with 28 nominations and 10 awards at the annual IMCOM-Europe Tournament of the Festival of Plays competition held in Kaiserslautern, Germany, April 20. The Soldiers' Theatre production of the musical "The WIZ" swept the musical awards, including the coveted Best Musical award, during the event, known as the Topper awards.

  • Construction to proceed for Fort McCoy School Age/Youth Center

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Construction of a new School Age/Youth Center at Fort McCoy is set to proceed, weather permitting, at the end of April or early May, according to Martin Trainor, Fort McCoy project contract officer representative.

  • From Fort Bragg to Boston

    Apr 19, 2013

    Members of Team Red, White and Blue--Fort Bragg honor the victims of the attack at the Boston Marathon with a 26.2-minute run around Hedrick Stadium, Wednesday.

  • Fort Drum leaders kick off Month of the Military Child

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) senior leaders kicked off the Month of the Military Child celebration April 9 at the Commons.

  • Youth Center dedicates computer lab to fallen Soldier

    Apr 18, 2013

    The new Fort Sill Youth Center dedicated its Cpl. Wilfred Flores Jr. computer lab on April 10, which would have been the corporal's 27th birthday.

  • Sill volunteers recognized during Volunteer Week

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Volunteer Week is April 22-26, and this year's theme is "Volunteers - Strengthening a Nation." Every April, volunteers are recognized and honored for their selfless service during Volunteer Week. "With dwindling budgets and a challenging job market, volunteers make an incredible impact on the community," said Laurie Batule, Army Volunteer Corps program manager. Throughout the month, commanders have recognized family readiness group volunteers.

  • Youth center hosts 4-H cooking contest

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual 4-H Meal Appeal cooking contest April 13.

  • Grafenwoehr's toughest prove their grit

    Apr 16, 2013

    NATO forces, civilians and Soldiers brave the Rugged Terrain Trail for muddy fun

  • Imaginations climb at story time

    Apr 15, 2013

    Greeting small children with smiles and kind words, Meredith McKenzie, director of the children's programs, prepared a two-hour story time at the Lt. Gen. Stanley R. Mickelsen Library March 2, to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel who wrote under the pen name Dr. Suess.

  • Assistant Secretaries Recognize Army Children and Youth

    Apr 15, 2013

    Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment recognize the commitment, contributions and sacrifices Army children and youth make for our nation and thank them for their strength and courage.

  • Military Child of the Year Gala 2013

    Apr 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno gives remarks and presents the 2013 Army Military Child of the Year award to Nicole Marie Daly, 17, at the Operation Homefront Military Child of the Year Gala 2013 in Arlington, Va. April 11, 2013.

  • Community, weather turns out for Fun Run, Eggstravaganza

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Camp Humphreys community began the Easter weekend observance by participating in the Easter Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run and Eggstravaganza March 30. The run began at the MP Hill Gym with about 250 people participating.

  • Soldier Field Zumba event highlights 'right moves'

    Apr 12, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Approximately 900 people showed up at Soldier Field here April 5 to participate in the "Make the Right Moves" Zumba physical fitness event in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Variety of events set to celebrate Month of the Military Child in Bamberg

    Apr 12, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg will celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a variety of events throughout April.

  • Hale Kula keiki are engaged, motivated

    Apr 12, 2013

    Hale Kula Elementary School was the first stop for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono on her tour, Schofield Barracks, April 3.

  • SFAC assists with med board process

    Apr 11, 2013

    Any Soldier going through the medical board process can benefit from Fort Carson's Soldier and Family Assistance Center -- whether a Soldier is separating from the military or returning to duty, is in the Warrior Transition Battalion or falls under the Individual Disability Evaluation System, the SFAC has much to offer.

  • Special Olympics program continues to grow at Fort Carson

    Apr 11, 2013

    Fort Carson's new Special Olympics program has created two teams to compete during the basketball season.

  • Sacramento police seek expertise of The Old Guard

    Apr 11, 2013

    The Sacramento Police Department Honor Guard traveled nearly 3,000 miles to get hands on memorial affairs training with The Old Guard.

  • Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives at-risk youth a second chance

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives students withdrawn from high school, ages 16-18, a unique opportunity; a second chance at an education. For 22 weeks, the cadets voluntarily live in the academy's residential program, a structured, disciplined, quasi-military environment. The 17-month program is operated by the Maryland National Guard.

  • New parents find host of resources at Baby Fair

    Apr 10, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Venturing out alone with 4-month-old twins is not easy, but new mom Jennifer Tobash considered the Army Community Service Rock-a-Bye Baby Fair a can't-miss event. "It's great the community does this for us, because as a busy mom, I don't have time to go to all these different places one at a time," Tobash said.

  • Day pays tribute to spouses, families of fallen

    Apr 5, 2013

    April 5, 2013, has been designated Gold Star Wives Day to allow America to pay respect to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. armed forces.

  • Hoop Demons

    Apr 5, 2013

    Here's a pop quiz: What sport leads all others in injuries for troops in combat theaters? The answer may surprise you - it's basketball. Nearly 300 basketball-related accidents were reported to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center between fiscal 2008 and 2012, and the cost associated with those accidents was more than $1.5 million! And it's no secret that many more basketball injuries go unreported. I realized anyone is susceptible to these injuries when I became a victim of the hoop demon during my second tour in Iraq.

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

    The Hawaii State House of Representatives approved a House Resolution recognizing Hawaii's advocates for military children, April 1, 2013, the first day of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Runners get muddy at former Fort Ord

    Apr 5, 2013

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 3,000 people gathered together on the Monterey Peninsula March 23 to give credence to the adage that you are never too old to play in the mud.

  • Month of the Military Child: Children First

    Apr 5, 2013

    What do all of us have in common when it comes to children? Protecting them.

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

    The smell of fried carnival food lingered into the crisp spring air, March 30, 2013.

  • PT in the Park

    Apr 5, 2013

    Military youth in the Child, Youth and School Services; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; were treated to PT in the Park at Bennett Youth Center, with aerobic activities, breakfast and characters as part of Month of the Military Child, April 2, 2013.

  • Soccer champions

    Apr 5, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Roman (blue, on ball) and teammate Capt. Steve Martin (right), both from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, control the ball in the 2013 Army Hawaii Intramural Soccer Championship game at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 1, 2013.

  • April is Month of the Military Child

    Apr 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - April is the Month of the Military Child! This special celebration - a legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger -- was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During April, Army Garrisons, Child, Youth and School Services programs and Child Development Centers plan numerous events ranging from picnics and parades to recreational fairs and fun festivals -- all to recognize and applaud Families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make in supporting America's Army.

  • Futures 11 prepares juniors for life after high school

    Apr 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 500 11th graders from Harford County Public Schools' magnet programs attended the fourth annual Futures 11 conference at Harford Community College March 27.

  • Fit for life: instructor strives to provide practical solutions to shaping up

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, VA. (April 4, 2013) -- There was a time when Diana Martinez struggled with her weight and saw food as a companion. To illustrate her point, she recalled a chance meeting with a seemingly harmless box of donuts she eventually devoured like an enemy.

  • Youth wrestlers learn from national champ

    Apr 2, 2013

    Since the age of eight, wrestling has been Jeremy Larson's sport.His impressive grappling resume includes winning the individual Minnesota state high school championship as a senior, followed by a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, where he wrestled for five years. He and his team won the NCAA national championship and the Big Ten team title in the 2006 to 2007 academic year.

  • F&MWR Covenant affirms commitment to customers and employees

    Apr 1, 2013

    The commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort A.P. Hill Lt. Col. Peter E. Dargle and the director of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, Kris D'Alessandro reaffirmed the garrison's commitment to quality customer service and facilities when they signed the F&MWR Employee and Customer Covenant at Roemnick Hall here on Friday March 30.

  • Wounded warriors have until Friday to apply for Bush's bike ride

    Apr 1, 2013

    Wounded service members have until April 5, 2013, to apply for former President George W. Bush's annual 100-km mountain bike ride.

  • BOSS invades Atkins Functional Fitness Facility for 'hard-core' physical challenge

    Apr 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, civilians and Family Members battled for bragging rights during an intense physical challenge Thursday at the Atkins Functional Fitness Facility. Fort Drum's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program teamed up with AFFF staff to sponsor its first functional fitness challenge.

  • Bringing home baby: Agency helps parents bond with their little 'troops'

    Apr 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Five fingers. Five toes. Tiny feet. Button nose.

  • Italians and Americans share limelight in "The Wiz"

    Mar 29, 2013

    Why would you learn a foreign language? And how would you improve your language skills if you did? At least four Italian women in the cast of the current Soldiers' Theatre production of The Wiz could tell you plenty.

  • Keeping age out of the ring -- Soldier perseveres as female boxer

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Spc. April Moreland is not your average athlete. Not only does she compete in the male predominant sport of boxing, but she began training almost two years ago, at 29.

  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii events feature special MOMC activities for enrolled families, including "Read to Me," luau, barbecues, mini carnivals, teen lock-ins and book fairs.

  • Merrie Monarch Festival celebrates 50 years

    Mar 29, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Native Hawaiians explain that hula is not simply a dance or a recreation, but a way of life.

  • Credentialing, training opportunities help military chefs excel

    Mar 29, 2013

    Throughout their careers, military food service professionals strive to learn new skills and develop their abilities. The Quartermaster School, part of the Combined Arms Support Command, is in the process of assessing its Soldiers skills to enhance developmental opportunities and help ease the transition from a military to civilian career through professional credentialing programs.

  • EFMP stages rallies to 'End the R-Word'

    Mar 29, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Cars honked in support as they passed cheering volunteers on Trimble Road, waving signs that read "Rally for Respect" and "End the R-Word."

  • Fort Sill intramural basketball season wraps up

    Mar 28, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery held off a hot shooting A Battery, 1st Battalion, 56th Air Defense Artillery team, 53-48, to win the intramural basketball championship March 20, 2013, at Rinehart Fitness Center, Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 28, 2013

    For nearly 30 years, the military has honored the youngest members of its community by marking April as the Month of the Military Child, or MoMC. This year's theme, "Proud, Ready and Resilient" highlights the ability of military children to adapt to the challenges of the military lifestyle. Organizations around Fort Jackson will join in the celebration by hosting a variety of events scheduled throughout April.

  • Fort Sill to celebrate Month of Military Child with numerous events

    Mar 28, 2013

    April is Month of the Military Child and Fort Sill celebrates military children throughout the month with activities to recognize their contributions to the overall military mission.

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