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  • Strong Beginnings class graduates

    Jun 17, 2013

    One of the most significant events in any child's life is school graduation. On June 7, wearing bright blue graduation caps and gowns, 58 children from Strong Beginnings Child Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class at Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall received their diplomas during two graduation ceremonies.

  • IMCOM CYSS chief attends Cody CDC graduation

    Jun 17, 2013

    Throughout her career, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) G9 Child Youth and School Services Chief of Child Development Programs Mary Ellen Pratt has traveled worldwide, visiting Army child development centers. However, she was never on a base when pre-kindergarten students graduated from a Strong Beginnings class - a program she helped create - until June 7, when Pratt attended the 2013 Strong Beginnings graduation ceremony at Cody Child Development Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • PBA Recreational Lodging open to military, civilians

    Jun 17, 2013

    In 2008, Pine Bluff Arsenal Army Lodging became Recreational Lodging. At that time, this was something brand new for the Arsenal, and since then lodging facilities on the installation have expanded with an extended stay facility located off Fleming Road.

  • Murder mystery makes madcap mayhem

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The latest whodunit to grace the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center floor drew plenty of laughs and a whole lot of finger pointing, June 1, as audience members tried to solve the murder mystery.

  • Opening acts set for July 5 concert

    Jun 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two rising country acts will open the July 5 Trace Adkins concert on Fort Sill's Polo Field. The Josh Abbott Band and Bri Bagwell, both Texas-based, will open the Independence Day weekend concert, headlined by Adkins and presented by Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Army to host July 4th event for military, families

    Jun 14, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will host a July 4th celebration, here, for military members and their families to pay tribute to their contributions in the defense of freedom.

  • Sato leisure office to close July 1; options remain

    Jun 13, 2013

    Sato travel office on Ledward Barracks will no longer offer leisure travel services beginning July 1, but will continue offering official travel service to Soldiers and family members.

  • Fort Carson Families show off green thumbs

    Jun 13, 2013

    Fort Carson Family members gathered June 7 to pull weeds and prepare garden boxes for the continuing "Grow with Me Garden" program offered Balfour Beatty Communities, managers of Fort Carson Family housing.

  • Hawaii's outdoor activities include learning risks

    Jun 10, 2013

    Now that summer is underway (Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, was the unofficial launch of the season), it's time to bust out the swimsuits, pack up the car and head out to one of Hawaii's many beaches for a day of fun in the sun.

  • HHB, 210th Fires Bde. Soldiers face their fears

    Jun 9, 2013

    INJE, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participate in the Warrior Adventure Quest at X Game Resort June 7, 2013, in Inje, Gangwon Province, South Korea. Soldiers were able to face challenges and conquer fears as they took part in outdoor activities such as, ATV riding, water rafting, bungee jumping, and zip lining. The Soldiers of 210th Fires Bde. are, and always will be, the centerpiece of its organization. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released).

  • Soldier Show to offer fun Father's Day entertainment

    Jun 7, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG community members can enjoy an especially entertaining Fathers Day Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the post theater with the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show, a 75-minute song-and-dance production by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers.

  • Children's theater back in town

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosts the Missoula Children's Theatre to allow area youth a chance to audition for parts in a summer production of "Rapunzel."

  • Wiesbaden Soldiers, civilians play on German semi-pro football team

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Although the National Football League's season drew to a close more than three months ago, American football fans will be happy to hear the German Football League's season recently started and runs through October. Better yet, the league's Wiesbaden Phantoms hold their home games at the Helmut Schön Sportpark, which is across the road from the Hainerberg Shopping Center and next to the Brita Arena - easy walking distance for many in the Wiesbaden military community.

  • Volunteer efforts enhance quality of life in Wiesbaden military community

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's hard to measure the tremendous contributions volunteers make to enhance a community's overall quality of life. But judging from the more than $1.6 million saved by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden thanks to volunteers, it's easy to get an idea of the immense value they add.

  • Fort Carson engineers case colors

    Jun 6, 2013

    Two companies from Fort Carson's 4th Engineer Battalion cased their colors May 31 in preparation for a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Joint town hall highlights community partnership

    Jun 6, 2013

    Fort Carson and local community leadership held a joint town hall to discuss troop numbers at Fort Carson and the upcoming furloughs among other topics.

  • Fort Sill kids head to creek for annual derby

    Jun 6, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- It was another great day in Southwest Oklahoma June 1 as the 26th Annual Fort Sill Kids' Fishing Derby went off with very few flaws. This one was unusual as, much like last year, the morning started off very cool after the arrival of a cold front. It was cool enough Saturday that a few folks had on light jackets or sweatshirts to ward off the early morning chill.

  • Fort Stewart honors Family Members of Fallen Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    Fort Stewart soldiers, family and community members came together at the Main Post Chapel May 23 to honor family members of fallen service members at the Survivor Outreach Services Candlelight Vigil.

  • Learning about EFMP is essential for all Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2013

    Staff Sgt. "Kilroy" reflected on when he learned the importance of registering his family with the Exceptional Family Member Program, or EFMP.

  • Soldier Show entertains Carson

    Jun 3, 2013

    Performers walked the aisles creating laughter and excitement as the lights dimmed and an announcer said that the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show was about to begin, May 30, at McMahon Auditorium.

  • Fort Bragg green roof looks, feels 'cool'

    May 31, 2013

    More than 500,000 evergreens, semi-evergreens and deciduous plants are flourishing in a surprising location at Fort Bragg -- on the roof of the Installation Transportation Deployment Support Area.

  • Belvoir DFMWR opens Travel Camp with ribbon-cutting ceremony

    May 31, 2013

    The Fort Belvoir Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation celebrated the highly anticipated grand opening of the 52-pad Recreational Vehicle Travel Camp in the Tompkins Basin area with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony May 22. Guest speakers included Kim Mills, DFMWR director; Col. Joseph A. Simonelli, Jr., director, House Affairs, Office Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs and RV camper then utilizing the facility; and Col. Gregory D. Gadson, Fort Belvoir garrison commander.

  • Center Library hosts 'udderly' educational event

    May 31, 2013

    It's not every day that people get the opportunity to get close to farm animals, let alone learn firsthand how and where their food comes from, but the Fort Rucker Center Library is giving people that chance with an up-close and personal look at a live cow.

  • Paintball offers adrenaline rush

    May 31, 2013

    Adrenaline junkies are often searching for the next thing to get their rush, and Fort Rucker is offering one way for Soldiers and civilians to get their fill using strategy and tactics.

  • Fort Carson spouse conference focuses on wellness

    May 30, 2013

    About 130 military spouses from across the Pikes Peak region attended Fort Carson's Mountain Post Wellness Conference May 22. The daylong event covered aspects such as wellness, fitness and resiliency.

  • Fort Carson event fosters cultural awareness

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Carson's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month observance brought culture and reflection to McMahon Auditorium May 23 as the audience heard from guest speakers, tasted Asian American and Pacific Islander cuisine and viewed a variety of cultural dances.

  • Butterflies bring a little joy to survivors

    May 30, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 30, 2013) -- The combination of a gentle breeze blowing on a sunny afternoon, 36 butterflies fluttering into the air and support from the military community brought moments of peace and even joy to the surviving family members who attended Fort Lee's first Survivor Outreach Service May 22.

  • Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area opens for summer

    May 30, 2013

    The lakeside amenities at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area opened for the season May 24 for Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Fort Drum spouse balances fitness, family

    May 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Spouses on Fort Drum know that military life can be hectic. With their military partners being away on deployments or training exercises, spouses are left to run a household single-handedly.

  • Building 'Able Gym': Deployed engineers combine construction skills with passion for fitness

    May 28, 2013

    Joint team from engineer brigade headquarters devotes free time to building a gym they can truly call their own

  • New Auto Skills Center opens for business

    May 28, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Spc. Alexander Eaton had his 12-year-old Audi 80 in mind as he attended the grand opening of the new Wiesbaden Automobile Skills Center. "It's an older vehicle, and I'll be in here a lot," Eaton said. "I have to replace the antifreeze, and I have a half shaft that I have to fix. It's close to the base, and it definitely seems nicer."

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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.