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  • Food and beverage program civilian employee has the drive for speed

    Nov 21, 2013

    In the food and beverage world of customer service, speed often translates to customer satisfaction. On the auto racetrack, speed is the ultimate measure of success. Preparation, desire and goal setting is a winning combination in both arenas. Listen to testimony from the man who knows.

  • 'Biggest Show in Town:' Non-stop action at German-American boxing invitational

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some 1,700 fight fans were in the house Nov. 16 to catch 18 action-packed bouts at what was billed as "The Biggest Show in Town." The packed house of Germans and Americans at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center witnessed fighters from U.S. Army garrisons across Europe, the United States and local German boxing clubs facing off during the Wiesbaden Boxing Invitational.

  • Eagle projects help preserve nature, history

    Nov 20, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Identifying community service projects to earn Boy Scouting's highest honor, Eagle Scout, can be a challenge in Europe. But with patience and persistence, these projects can be rewarding. Two Scouts from Wiesbaden's Troop 107 recently completed ambitious projects that will leave a lasting impact.

  • One suicide is one too many

    Nov 20, 2013

    The Army wants to make sure all Soldiers know they have a responsibility to prevent suicide within their ranks.

  • Healing Arts program puts Soldiers at ease

    Nov 19, 2013

    Red Cross uses creativity to promote resiliency for Soldiers

  • Advent, Christmas season in Germany makes memories for lifetime

    Nov 19, 2013

    Christmas markets in the Franconian region make the season special; check here for highlights and schedules of local markets as well as other markets with special flair.

  • Bettering the community since 1983

    Nov 19, 2013

    AFAP gives community a chance to say what's working, what's not

  • Men in heels, women in boots walk to stop domestic violence

    Nov 19, 2013

    Men slipped into heels and women strapped into boots and walked the streets of Askren Manor Oct. 22 in a community event aimed at bringing to light the causes of family violence. Dubbed "Walk This Way," the event drew both Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • Baltimore Ravens bring NFL Play 60 to APG

    Nov 19, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Take 150 exited youth, throw in a field of football-themed activities, add a sprinkling of professional National Football League players and you wind up with a fun-filled evening like the one that was had when the Baltimore Ravens brought the NFL Play 60 youth combine to Aberdeen Proving Ground Nov. 5.

  • 1st BN, 38th FA Regt. sweeps Thunder Fitness Challenge

    Nov 13, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 100 Soldiers came out to see if they were up to the Thunder Fitness Challenge.

  • Army Entertainment selects Operation Rising Star finalists

    Nov 13, 2013

    Army Entertainment has announced the 12 finalists slated to compete in Operation Rising Star this December.

  • Eighth Army commander honors veterans in Korea

    Nov 12, 2013

    The top U.S. Army operational commander in South Korea thanked veterans at a ceremony, Nov. 11, 2013, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • Oregon, Georgetown hoops teams visit, play at Camp Humphreys

    Nov 12, 2013

    Approximately 2,000 military personnel and family members were on hand for the second installment of the ESPN Armed Forces Classic, featuring the men's basketball teams from the University of Oregon and Georgetown University, played in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Nov. 9, 2013.

  • 'America's Parade' honors veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    The people of New York City honored the men and women who served the nation as they lined 5th Avenue during "America's Parade" to celebrate Veterans Day.

  • The U.S. Army Band rocks to The Who

    Nov 12, 2013

    The originators of the rock opera were magnificently covered the weekend of Nov. 2 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Brucker Hall.

  • CID Agent Saves Swimmers, Awarded Soldier's Medal

    Nov 12, 2013

    On November 4, 2013, in his last official act as the special-agent-in-charge of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Puerto Rico CID office, Special Agent James Spalding humbly received the Soldier's Medal, the Army's highest decoration for valor not involving combat, before his fellow Soldiers, civilians, family and friends.

  • CYSS youth flag football season begins with pro flair

    Nov 8, 2013

    Football fever is upon U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • Fort Carson gains ground in fiscal 2013 construction

    Nov 7, 2013

    Despite budget uncertainties and restrictions, Fort Carson completed a number of construction projects in fiscal 2013, including conversion to the old commissary building to house TA-50 and CIF gear, Townsend and Northside reservoirs rehabilitation and several unit headquarters and operations buildings.

  • Signal officer wins Rising Star contest

    Nov 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 150 spectators filled a small, dark, side room of the post entertainment center to watch the 2013 Wiesbaden Operation Rising Star competition Oct. 18. Five finalists, each with hopes of winning $500 and a spot in the U.S. Army Rising Star competition, sat anxiously in the front row, ready to perform for the waiting crowd and judges.

  • New IMCOM workforce development pilot program focuses on world class customer service

    Nov 6, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 31, 2013) -- Twenty-nine new employees of U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters participated in the inauguration of a program designed to welcome new staff to IMCOM, orient them to the organization and streamline mandatory training with emphasis on the importance of providing world class customer service.

  • 70th BSB conducts SHARP training

    Nov 5, 2013

    The Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault representatives and Soldiers assigned to 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, put on a skit to promote the battalion's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Nov. 1 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The SHARP program's mission is to promote an Army culture and command climate that ensures adherence to the Army Values and ensures that every Army team member will be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

  • Safety first for the Bavarian winter

    Nov 5, 2013

    It's never too early to winterize your car for the cold

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign -- Frequently Asked Questions

    Nov 5, 2013

    FAQ - Ready and Resilient Campaign

  • Relocated USO Opens in Yongsan

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new USO (United Services Organization) facility in Seoul opened its doors to the Yongsan Garrison community during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 12.

  • The Run of the Living Dead

    Nov 4, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Some people like to run. Others will only run if something is chasing them. Soldiers from Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, put together an event that would cater to both types of people and their children.

  • Stand-comedy tour to bring laughs to Bamberg Nov. 7

    Nov 4, 2013

    Comedian Adam Hunter and his friends will bring adult entertainment to USAG Bamberg's Stable Theater Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The free comedy show is presented by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment and is currently touring military bases in Europe.

  • Meet the Patriots: Sgt. Jessica Scott

    Nov 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Cpl. Jessica Scott, of Orlando, Fla., gets promoted to sergeant at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nov. 3, 2013. Scott serves as the FOB's Morale, Welfare and Recreation non-commissioned officer in charge. She is assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot.

  • 2013 Dugway Family and MWR Holiday Bazaar

    Nov 4, 2013

    2013 Dugway Family & MWR Holiday Bazaar

  • Children serve Wounded Warriors

    Nov 1, 2013

    One hundred school age children participated with a joint Boys & Girls Club of America and 4-H community service project Oct. 28.

  • Army wants more public-private partnerships

    Oct 29, 2013

    Now is the time for the Army to increase partnerships with the private sector in areas such as renewable energy products, family services to housing, and other installation infrastructure elements, Army leaders say.

  • Plebe sets new Indoor Obstacle Course record at West Point

    Oct 29, 2013

    The Indoor Obstacle Course Test has challenged cadets for more than 60 years at West Point. Out of the thousands that have come before her, no female cadet has ever completed it faster than Class of 2017 Cadet Madaline Kenyon.

  • Army Surgeon General delivers prescription for health

    Oct 28, 2013

    Attendees of the 2013 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Military Family Forum II received special health care, and it came with no deductible or copay.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 28, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- All of the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference here, Oct. 9-10, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center (Super Gym).

  • Wiesbaden's Combat Sports Program boosts readiness, resilience

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They discourage bullying. They help service members find their feet and get their careers back on track. They contributed to the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosting and winning the U.S. Forces Europe Boxing Championships this year.

  • Community unites to support victims, increase awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women, and about every nine seconds a women is touched by domestic violence.

  • Strongwoman squares off with a semi

    Oct 28, 2013

    A 5-foot, 2-inch woman has no chance pulling a 16,000-pound truck. Or does she?

  • Running for a Cause -- Old Guard Soldier runs Army Ten Miler in honor of cousins

    Oct 28, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Castanon ran the 2013 Army Ten-Miler in honor of his young cousins, who were diagnosed early in their lives with Type I diaabetes. With them in mind, he was able to beat his previous time by more than ten minutes.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier sings at World Series

    Oct 28, 2013

    Sgt. Christine Permenter, member of the 399th Army Band, sings "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch at Game 4 of the 2013 World Series, Oct. 27, 2013.

  • Fort Sill 'Punkin Patch' beats expectations

    Oct 24, 2013

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • USAG Ansbach opens new CYS Services complex at Storck Barracks

    Oct 16, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach unveiled the Army's newest Child Development and School Age Center complex here Sept. 28 during the grand-opening ceremony for the Storck Child, Youth and School Services Complex.

  • Flag etiquette ensures proper flag disposal

    Oct 16, 2013

    In cooperation with the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, and the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or JROTC, Soldiers at USAG Bamberg conducted a flag disposal ceremony earlier this month.

  • Schweinfurt's Family Advocacy Program provides channel to report domestic violence

    Oct 16, 2013

    Domestic violence occurs within U.S. military communities around the globe, but Schweinfurt's domestic violence can be prevented.

  • COMMENTARY: Know where to host parties on and off post in Schweinfurt

    Oct 16, 2013

    Avoid the stress of prepping at home and host a party at a local venue. Staff writer Tina MacDonald offers some affordable options both on and off post.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness expands resilience training to Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2013

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched its Executive Resilience and Performance Course Armywide, Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Surviving 'Crazy Love'

    Oct 15, 2013

    Author Leslie Morgan Steiner brought her tale of surviving and overcoming domestic violence to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Oct. 9 during a community-wide domestic violence awareness month training at Town Hall.

  • Medal of Honor Awarded to former Capt. William D. Swenson

    Oct 15, 2013

  • Breastfeeding support available at Fort Sill

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- New Fort Sill mothers or those who are pregnant and plan to nurse their babies can join two local breastfeeding support groups.

  • Sill civilians return to work Oct. 7

    Oct 10, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is putting the pieces back together after Department of the Army civilians returned to work Oct. 7 here.

  • Schools, police offer tips to end bullying

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Carson schools and Directorate of Emergency Services officials offer tips on to prevent and stop bullying in schools and housing areas on post.

  • Program offers adrenaline rush

    Oct 10, 2013

    Fort Carson's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, as part of the Department of Defense-funded Warrior Adventure Quest, provides high-adrenaline activities for Soldiers returning from deployment for an opportunity to vent some of the tension that comes from long deployments.

  • Army seeks to overcome depression stigma

    Oct 10, 2013

    October is National Depression Awareness Month, with the theme "The courage to seek help."

  • Columbus Day holiday message from IMCOM's commanding general

    Oct 10, 2013

    On Monday, America will celebrate Columbus Day: a holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus' landing in North America 521 years ago. He was an inspired leader and a visionary. His quest began a century of exploration to discover our great Nation. His spirit to seek adventure and hunt for the good stuff continues today, in our Soldiers, Army Civilians and Families who help the Installation Management Command enable a ready and resilient Army.

  • Parent involvement in school is vital for the child's success

    Oct 10, 2013

    Success. That's what every parent wants for his or her child -- success in athletics, academics and life in general.

  • CYSS' kids event draws crowd

    Oct 10, 2013

    In support of the Boys & Girls Club of America's mission to honor our nation's children, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Child, Youth, and School Services held its annual "Day for Kids" event at the School Age Center, here, recently.

  • ACS provides added resources, advocacy this month

    Oct 10, 2013

    1.3 million. That's the number of women who become victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

  • Tips to 'Recognize, Report, Prevent' domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2013

    Stigmas are very prevalent in our society.

  • IMCOM's Family Advocacy Program takes on domestic violence in 2013

    Oct 3, 2013

    The Family Advocacy Program takes the lead to help prevent the occurrence of intimate partner violence.

  • Fit for fun, fit to fight

    Oct 1, 2013

    Task Force Lifeliners test their limits during the 101st Special Troops Battalion Iron Dawg competition, Sept. 28, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan.

  • Great food available at Fort McNair

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Morale, Welfare and Recreation office hosted a food tasting at the Fort Lesley J. McNair's Officer's Club, Sept. 25.

  • Last excavation for Fort McCoy archaeological survey completed

    Oct 1, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A ceremonial excavation on the western side of Fort McCoy signified that all of the training lands available for archaeological survey now have been examined for sites. Fort McCoy Environmental Division Chief Alan Balliett said the Sept. 4 excavation is expected to be the final shovel test unit on the installation. While there always is a chance for an archaeological site to be discovered inadvertently during future projects, it is expected that most of the archaeological sites on the installation have been identified, Balliett said.

  • Fort McCoy Day for Kids event thrives with new location, events

    Oct 1, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A new location and several new activities led to a big crowd at the annual Fort McCoy Day for Kids event. The Family friendly event was held Sept. 14 in the South Post Military Family Housing Area for the first time. The venue change attracted a crowd of 352 youth and adults.

  • Ready and Resilient: Joining together to help prevent suicide

    Sep 30, 2013

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians filled the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in Germany, Sept. 24, 2013, during Wiesbaden's Ready and Resilient training day.

  • SKIES Unlimited classes help expand young horizons

    Sep 30, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Local Department of Defense Dependents Schools provide a host of extracurricular clubs, programs and activities. But some students and parents want even more. That's where Child, Youth and School Services' SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited Program enters the picture.

  • NAF Employees face important Marketplace Healthcare Exchange decisions

    Sep 30, 2013

    The benefits provider for nearly 20,000 nonappropriated fund employees around the world has prepared information to assist with decision making related to the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Army Installation Management Command NAF Employee Benefits Office wants civilian employees at garrisons around the world to pay close attention as the marketplace healthcare exchanges become available in their states beginning Oct. 1, 2013.

  • IMCOM chaplain pays tribute to gold star mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Gold star mothers and families are an inspiration that the world needs to see.

  • Dual-military, dual-Master Resilience Trainer couple exemplify resilience

    Sep 25, 2013

    Meet the Casons. They're the modern Army Resilient family. They are both sergeants first class stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois; they are raising three daughters together; and they are both Army Master Resilience Trainers.

  • Fort Knox teen named Youth of the Year, earns $20,000 college scholarship, serves as youth advocate

    Sep 24, 2013

    ARLINGTON, Va., September 13, 2013 - Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named RaShaan Allen the 2013-2014 Military Youth of the Year in a reception held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. A member of Devers Youth Center in Fort Knox, Ky., RaShaan will receive a $20,000 scholarship, and serve as BGCA's official youth advocate for military teens.

  • Taking time for health means more resilient force

    Sep 24, 2013

    Personal health and fitness took center stage at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command town hall, Sept. 20, 2013, in San Antonio.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground embraces 'Ready and Resilient' campaign for Soldiers, civilians

    Sep 20, 2013

    The Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign Plan earlier this year. The purpose of the campaign is to establish an enduring cultural change that integrates resilience into our current daily duties therefore promoting readiness within the force.

  • Mountain Mudder: 'Dirty' event attracts adventurous athletes

    Sep 19, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There was dirt, grime and plenty of mud to go around during the post's first Mountain Mudder event Thursday.

  • Army women roll to softball title

    Sep 19, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The All-Army Women's softball team successfully defended its crown by virtue of winning its first six games during the Armed Forces Softball Tournament. The All-Army women defeated All-Air Force 12-5 and All-Navy 10-0, Sept. 15. The next day they defeated Air Force 8-4, and Navy 9-1. And Sept. 17, the women Soldiers defeated the Airmen 3-2, and the Sailors 4-2. The women's tournament ended Sept. 18.

  • Fort Sill Oktoberfest set for Oct.4

    Sep 19, 2013

    The Fort Sill Oktoberfest will be Oct. 4 from 4 p.m. to midnight at the Patriot Club.

  • Soldier Show returns in triumph to Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 19, 2013

    Thirty-four Soldiers returned to historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre for the final applause in their 2012 -- 2013 Ready and Resilient Soldier Show. The U.S. Army Installation Command sponsored show, by Soldiers and for Soldiers, brought and delivered a message designed to reverberate from Army garrisons across the nation and inspire the men and women of the armed forces to remain strong.

  • Gold Star moms to be honored

    Sep 17, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army officials invite the community to take part in honoring the mothers of fallen service members at a ceremony in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl), Sept. 29, at 11:30 a.m.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Alisha L. Baldwin

    Aug 21, 2013

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Alisha L. Baldwin

  • SecDef adds new SHARP measures

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Expert: Sexual assault is not a gender issue

    Aug 21, 2013

    Leaders across the Maneuver Center of Excellence learned more about the Army's efforts to change its culture as it relates to sexual assault and harassment awareness prevention, as retired Army Criminal Investigation Command special agent Russell Strand spoke Aug. 19, 2013, at McGinnis-Wickam Hall, on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Vietnam veteran mentors law enforcement explorers at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 21, 2013

    A Vietnam veteran and former U.S. Army Military Police Soldier passed on corps' knowledge to youths during the 2013 National Law Enforcement Explorer Academy at Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Spouses build community support with businesses

    Aug 21, 2013

  • Wounded warriors invited to annual fishing trip

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Georgia chapter of Safari Club International will treat Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion, veterans and their families to a free weekend fishing excursion Aug. 24-26, 2013, at Lake Lanier in Georgia.

  • Ten-Miler qualifiers complete: Fort Benning team scheduled to be announced next week

    Aug 21, 2013

  • IMCOM welcomes Atlantic Region to headquarters

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians, family members, and local officials gathered for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Atlantic Region uncasing ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Thursday.

  • With Furloughs in the rear view, IMCOM looks to future at Town Hall

    Aug 21, 2013

    Army garrisons are poised to deliver the right level of service to the men and women who deserve it in FY 14. The leaders of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command declared confidence at their town hall meeting that, thanks to careful planning and the efforts of the military and civilian workforce, they can see the future more clealy.

  • Youth, teens join in plentiful summer

    Aug 16, 2013

    Fort Wainwright youth took full advantage of all the activities offered during the all-too-short summer.

  • Top NFL players thank military during special training camp visit

    Aug 16, 2013

    About 50 Fort Lee service members traveled to the new Washington Redskins training facility in Richmond Wednesday and participated in a face-to-face meet-and-greet with several star players including starting quarterback Robert Griffin III.

  • Soldiers dive to new depths with Outdoor Rec course

    Aug 15, 2013

    Surfing Hawaii's ocean waters or gliding over the glassy Pacific in a canoe are both exhilarating experiences unique to living on an island, but sometimes, a person wants to explore what lies beneath.

  • Wounded warriors play their way to healing

    Aug 14, 2013

    Music helps in the recovery of our wounder warriors

  • Military honored during SF Giants pre-game

    Aug 14, 2013

    Presidio of Monterey, Calif. -- Service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center were honored by Coca-Cola and the San Francisco Giants during a pre-game presentation at AT&T Park in San Francisco July 21.

  • Soldier selected for softball All-Army tryouts

    Aug 14, 2013

  • Picatinny employee hops into Guinness Book of World Records

    Aug 13, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - After more than three years of training and recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Joseph Scavone Jr., officially and literally hopped into the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest mile hopped on one foot. Scavone, 30, set the record little more than a year ago while attempting to break the previous record of 27 minutes and 51 seconds, held by Ashrita Furman. Scavone is a Picatinny Arsenal heavy truck driver with Chugach Industries, the installation's general contractor.

  • BOSS volunteers at Italian special needs facility

    Aug 12, 2013

    More than a dozen members of the USAG Vicenza Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and volunteers from Vicenza Military Community made the short trip down the road to support friends and neighbors at the annual end of year celebration at La Fraglia Aug. 1.

  • Army Strong: Sgt. Odyssey U. Martin named the women's tall figure and bodybuilding heavyweight champ

    Aug 11, 2013

    Do you think you have what it takes to become a champion bodybuilder? Could you do it in just four months? Sgt. Odyssey U. Martin, a human resources sergeant for the 247th Military Police Detachment and native of Lexington Park, Md. can proudly answer yes to both those questions after winning at the 2013 Muscle Beach women's figure tall and bodybuilding heavyweight categories on August 4th at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan.

  • SAS camp hosts final summer jam for children

    Aug 9, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- As campers took to the stage, dancing to "Thriller," "Kung Fu Fighting" and even original rap songs, another year closed on School Age Services Camp during the Big Red Fun Summer Jam finale Aug. 2 at the Middle School Teen Center gym.

  • Local teen gains IT experience in HIRED! program

    Aug 8, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A local high school senior is gaining real-world experience at the APG South (Edgewood) Dial Central Office (DCO), part of the U.S. Army Signal Network Enterprise Center.

  • Fort Sill asking what Army families need

    Aug 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program exists because one person had a great idea. Great ideas can come from anyone, and the Army wants to hear them through its Army Family Action Plan program.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest unites soldiers

    Aug 6, 2013

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company of United States Army Garrison Yongsan participated in Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) program to enhance unit cohesion and individual coping skills when facing challenges, Aug. 6.

  • Are you ready for the move?

    Aug 6, 2013

    Follow a few simple rules to avoid getting the PCS blues