Archive: Family MWR

Showing 1400-1500 of 3735 items, Subscribe to RSS Feed
  • 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

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 238 years of military service

    Aug 6, 2013

    With displays showing how they served the Army, through World War II and the Korean War, the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps celebrated their 238th anniversary July 26.

  • No ordinary drill for the drill team

    Aug 6, 2013

    By its own admission, the United States Army Drill Team has added some pizzazz to its show repertoire.

  • BOSS lines up fun summer activities

    Aug 6, 2013

    With a new president at its helm, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has lined up a series of recreational activities for the remainder of the summer.

  • Service is a Family tradition

    Aug 6, 2013

    Leaving home for a deployment usually means saying goodbye to Family. Communications with loved ones may involve e-mail, video chat and pen and paper. For two Soldiers serving in Afghanistan, this isn't necessarily true. Col. Anna Rego and 1st Lt. Harry Cambrelen, natives of Hinesville, Ga., are Soldiers serving their country in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and also mother and son.

  • Freestate ChalleNGe Academy inducts 151 cadets into Class #41

    Aug 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe Academy inducted 151 cadets into Class #41 during the Crossover Ceremony at the APG South (Edgewood) recreation center July 29. This is the largest class of cadets at APG since the program began in 1993.

  • Civilian furlough days to be reduced

    Aug 6, 2013

    Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8, are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6, 2013.

  • Chena Bend Golf Course: Every hole is a treasure, especially number 14

    Aug 2, 2013

    On June 26 of this year, the Taylors had their wedding in front of the green on Hole 14, inviting friends, family and many golfers they knew through their Chena Bend affiliation.

  • Military youth win in the (sports) field

    Aug 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command is introducing the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick program to all garrison locations this year, with a focus of efforts during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. Due to the abbreviated season in the Interior, the program was held on Fort Wainwright July 13.

  • Army officer wins national bobsled push championship

    Aug 2, 2013

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Capt. Chris Fogt won the U.S. men's national bobsled push championship at the Canadian Ice House in Calgary, Canada, further establishing himself as a solid contender to make Team USA for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Military Spouses Choir on 'America's Got Talent' Aug. 6

    Aug 2, 2013

    A group of performers from Army Entertainment past and present play a major role in the success of the American Military Spouses Choir on "America's Got Talent." The spouses of active-duty military personnel will perform live at Radio City Music Hall in New York city, Aug. 6, 2013. The show will air live on NBC at 9 p.m. (ET).

  • Program promotes fun, safe activities for single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army offers vast opportunities to the brave men and women who choose to enlist in its ranks and serve their country.

  • Mommy and Me Tea

    Aug 1, 2013

    A full house attended the Mommy and Me Tea, July 27, in the Community Activity Center. Mothers, daughters and their dolls were able to get all dressed up and spend some quality time together, participating in a "proper" English-style tea party.

  • Every day's a musical with Missoula Children's Theatre

    Jul 31, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It started simply enough -- more than 50 Wiesbaden military community youths reciting their names and ages in a theatrical manner. By week's end they were full-fledged performers in a highly entertaining theatrical production.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • U.S. Army Japan senior leaders emphasize importance of SHARP

    Jul 29, 2013

    To emphasize the importance of the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), personally met with each unit victim advocate during his command visit to Okinawa, July 22-25, 2013.

  • Veterans return to Korea for armistice anniversary

    Jul 29, 2013

    Korean War veterans returned to South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement that brought the brutal conflict to an end.

  • F2F promotes resiliency with pottery

    Jul 29, 2013

    Female 2 Female program sponsored a resiliency through pottery night at the Arts and Crafts Center July 16.

  • Vicenza runner finishes marathon barefoot

    Jul 29, 2013

    Family member Tom Romano finished his 13th Ironman triathlon June 30 in Klagenfurt, Austria, barefoot after mispacking his shoes.

  • Watching out for your pet during the dog days of summer

    Jul 29, 2013

    It's time to get out with the family and the family dog to enjoy some recreational activities and some beautiful summer weather. Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for man's best friend. People need to be reminded of the seasonal dangers so summer fun isn't spoiled by a preventable emergency or illness.

  • Army Community Service honors 48-year history

    Jul 22, 2013

    For generations, Army spouses have operated lending closets and thrift shops, raised funds to help the needy, assisted in emergencies, taught and trained the inexperienced, provided care and comfort to the ill and bereaved, and, through a grassroots understanding of the Army community, contributed significantly to its stability.

  • Soldiers help German football clubs shine

    Jul 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Most Soldiers stay busy with work, training, physical fitness, continuing education and a host of other vital requirements. But some even find time to play a little football.

  • Day at LETRA honors military, families

    Jul 18, 2013

    Service members, their families and civilians attended the third annual Military Appreciation Family Fun Day and Car Show July 13 at Fort Sill's Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • IMCOM employees ready and able to endure furlough

    Jul 16, 2013

    Most U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters civilian employees took one unpaid day off last week, the first week of the 2013 furlough. They had been anticipating "furlough Fridays" for months since senior leaders at The Army's Home have been using email communication, town halls and training sessions to keep their employees informed of the timing and breadth of the sequestration furlough process.

  • Equine therapy volunteer aids wounded warrior recovery, resilience

    Jul 16, 2013

    Jed Elrod is one of three volunteers who devote time skill and experience to promote healing through equine therapy at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Equestrian Center.

  • First female Soldiers graduate Artillery Mechanic course

    Jul 16, 2013

    History was made July 16 as the first women to attend the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Artillery Mechanic (91P), course graduated during a ceremony here. The 15-week military occupational specialty has, until the beginning of this class, been restricted to male students.

  • Operation Rising Star calling garrisons - deadline looms

    Jul 15, 2013

    Army Entertainment is getting set to launch the ninth season of Operation Rising Star, a military singing contest based on the American Idol format. Garrisons have until July 29, 2013, to register for local competition, which will be contested in September and/or October.

  • Survivors unveil quilted remembrance of fallen

    Jul 15, 2013

    Members from families of fallen warriors unveiled, for the first time, a quilted American flag honoring fallen warriors of the Hawaii and the Pacific region at the Fourth of July Spectacular celebration, here, July 4.

  • Camp readies kids for Punt, Pass, and Kick competition

    Jul 12, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As part of Operation Live Well, Fort Sill Child, Youth and School Services will host a Punt, Pass and Kick camp July 23-26 culminating with a competition July 27 at 10 a.m. at Prichard Field.

  • A man on post who is always in the Zone

    Jul 12, 2013

    Most of the Department of Defense civilians on Fort Wainwright are serious about the mission to support Soldiers, but there is a stand-out who embodies the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, especially when it comes to the single Soldier.

  • Olympian Nunn to walk 50K at World Championships

    Jul 12, 2013

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. John Nunn, a two-time Olympic race walker with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, finished second in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships as a tuneup for the 50-kilometer race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-18, 2013, in Moscow.

  • Local choir shows its talent on national show

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 11, 2013) -- Virginia State University Gospel Chorale members showed off their vocal skills during a June 25 episode of "America's Got Talent" that aired on NBC.

  • Venturing comes to APG

    Jul 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground teens are invited to come learn about a high adventure and leadership club. called Venturing Crew, that will meet during an open house barbecue, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 3801A Veteran Court in Patriot Village Aug. 21.

  • New library event shows reading is 'dog-umental'

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 4, 2013) -- Zip won't kiss you, but he delivers a pretty sweet hug, according to owner Lisa Godfrey.

  • Eagle Scout project gives 'Jake the Snake' a new home

    Jul 2, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden High School's "Jake the Snake" has a new home thanks to Troop 107 Boy Scout Ricky Pickering, who built it to fulfill one of the requirements to become an Eagle Scout.

  • Army AL&T magazine now "mobile-ized"

    Jun 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) announced today the release of the app version of its award-winning trade publication, Army AL&T magazine. The free app is now available for Android and iOS devices on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon.

  • Fort Lee commissary to get $5 million renovation

    Jun 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, VA (June 26, 2013) -- Work is set to begin Monday on a $5 million renovation at the Fort Lee Commissary.

  • IMCOM employees say a fond farewell and discuss future at town hall

    Jun 26, 2013

    Employees at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters got an update on the furlough process as they go through the final weeks before implementation during a town hall meeting at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Many also arrived early for a ceremony to bid farewell to MG John "Sonny" Uberti, who spent 18 months as IMCOM deputy commanding general and chief of staff. Uberti departs for his next assignment serving as the chief of staff at the U.S. Strategic Command.

  • Arrghh! Young pirates embark on swashbucklin' camp adventure

    Jun 21, 2013

    "As a crew member of the pirate ship, "The Unlimited Skies," I promise to sail the seven seas in search of treasure, adventure and fun!" Thus, all shipmates "pledged" to follow this sacred code this week at the SkiesUnlimited Pirate Camp. Clad in red and black bandanas and handmade belts, nearly a dozen young pirates embarked on a great, grand adventure.

  • Focusing on teen dating violence

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Victim advocates from Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program visited Wiesbaden High School this month in hopes of helping students recognize signs of teen dating violence. "The thing you need to understand is that dating violence is not just a black eye," Julie Wahlers, victim advocate coordinator for the program, told a group of seniors June 4. "It is a continuum."

  • Auto Crafts class welcomes women in for breakfast, tour, hands-on instruction

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "If your vehicle wanders, squeals on one side or pulls considerably, it might need an alignment." That's one of the many words of advice women were given as they were shown around the new Auto Skills Center on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne June 4. As Richard Babcock, Auto Skills Center director, talked about the facility's services and state-of-the-art equipment, participants in the Auto Skills Class for Women had an opportunity to ask questions about car care and to become better acquainted with changing the oil and filter on a vehicle.

  • Class teaches how to better recognize and investigate child abuse

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For the first time, law enforcement, medical and social services personnel were able to take the Child Abuse Prevention Investigative Techniques class in Wiesbaden. The eight-day class, which took place June 10-19 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, teaches people how to better recognize and investigate child abuse, said Michelle Stosich, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program manager.

  • Community members share their Asian, Pacific Islander heritage

    Jun 18, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When Camryne San Miguel grows up, she can say with confidence she began performing as a Samoan dancer at the age of 15 months old. In fact, San Miguel, dressed in a pint-sized costume that matched many of the older female dancers, nearly stole the show at the Wiesbaden military community 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at the Tony Bass Fitness Center May 31.