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  • 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.

  • 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.