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  • Hale Kula keiki are engaged, motivated

    Apr 12, 2013

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

  • SFAC assists with med board process

    Apr 11, 2013

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

  • Special Olympics program continues to grow at Fort Carson

    Apr 11, 2013

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

  • Sacramento police seek expertise of The Old Guard

    Apr 11, 2013

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

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

    Apr 11, 2013

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 - Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives students withdrawn from high school, ages 16-18, a unique opportunity; a second chance at an education.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

  • New parents find host of resources at Baby Fair

    Apr 10, 2013

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

  • Day pays tribute to spouses, families of fallen

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • Hoop Demons

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • State legislature salutes Hawaii's military keiki

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • Runners get muddy at former Fort Ord

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • Month of the Military Child: Children First

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • Fun Fest, Earth Day converge

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • PT in the Park

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • Soccer champions

    Apr 5, 2013

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

  • April is Month of the Military Child

    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • Futures 11 prepares juniors for life after high school

    Apr 4, 2013

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

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

    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • Youth wrestlers learn from national champ

    Apr 2, 2013

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

  • F&MWR Covenant affirms commitment to customers and employees

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Apr 1, 2013

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

  • Italians and Americans share limelight in "The Wiz"

    Mar 29, 2013

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

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

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • USAG-HI celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • Merrie Monarch Festival celebrates 50 years

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • Credentialing, training opportunities help military chefs excel

    Mar 29, 2013

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

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

    Mar 29, 2013

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

  • Fort Sill intramural basketball season wraps up

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 28, 2013

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

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

    Mar 28, 2013

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

  • Fort Sill activities entertain children during spring break

    Mar 28, 2013

    Youth on Fort Sill spent spring break doing a variety of fun activities at the new youth center, Nye Library and at the School Age Center.

  • Army to help improve installation access for Gold Star Family members

    Mar 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command recently implemented a program to ensure Family members of Fallen Soldiers have easier access to Army installations. On March 14, Army installations began issuing a standardized Gold Star Installation Access Card to parents and siblings of deceased active duty Soldiers to allow unescorted access to the installation, so they are able to receive services and support.

  • America pays tribute to spouses, family members of fallen military

    Mar 28, 2013

    America will pay respect April 5 to the spouses and families of fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces. A resolution to designate Gold Star Wives Day was approved March 20 by the U.S. Senate in recognition of the sacrifices made by these spouses and family members.

  • Vicenza FMRW Wine Down Wednesday trips explore Italian culinary culture

    Mar 27, 2013

    Vicenza's Outdoor Recreation provides a wide variety of trips and outings for Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians. One trip series, "Wine Down Wednesday", takes community members to vineyards around Northern Italy.

  • Vicenza Warrior Adventure Quest hits the slopes

    Mar 27, 2013

    After months of living in the rugged battlefields of Afghanistan, Soldiers from Dog Company, 1st Regiment, 503rd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, found themselves in the Italian Alps March 13, careening down the slopes at breakneck speeds. The high adrenaline joust with the mountain was part of the Army's Warrior Adventure Quest, a program that exposes Soldiers redeploying from a combat zone new and stimulating activities, said Chris Wolff, Vicenza Outdoor Recreation director.

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel embrace healthy lifestyle program

    Mar 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - LaToya Roberts likes everything about the Protestant Women of the Chapel's "Faith, Fitness and Lifestyle Revolution" program - the fitness classes, the consumer advice and the fact that it's family friendly.

  • Lee bowler poised to strike at All-Army trial camp

    Mar 27, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 27, 2013) -- The old sports adage, "There's no shame in his game," is totally appropriate when describing Sgt. 1st Joseph Stevenson's efforts to qualify for the All-Army Bowling Team.

  • No more towel service at Schweinfurt gyms

    Mar 25, 2013

    The regional director of Army garrisons in Europe directed garrison commanders to cease towel service at all fitness centers, including the ones here, beginning April 15.

  • What's Holding Up Your Car?

    Mar 25, 2013

    Saturday was my day for making repairs on my car, and I'd been having problems with my old, rusty brake rotors. Every time I'd hit the brakes, the steering wheel would vibrate. I wanted to put an end to that, so I bought some good slotted and drilled replacement rotors. I gathered all the tools I needed - including a jack, wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers - and went to my garage to get started. I'd changed rotors on several cars in the past, so I basically knew how to do it.

  • Book club ignites conversation

    Mar 25, 2013

    Monthly book club brings readers together to discuss literary works

  • American Freedom Festival hosts Trace Adkins in Huntsville

    Mar 25, 2013

    Trace Adkins performs in Huntsville, Ala., to support veterans.

  • Even when physically shut, Army libraries stay open online

    Mar 22, 2013

    Army library patrons can access more than just a catalog of what books their library has on hand, but they may access many ebooks almost instantly.

  • Volunteer youth sponsors welcome young newcomers

    Mar 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- For children and youth of Army families, relocation is a common occurrence.

  • Vets caution against pets as presents

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Surprising your loved one with a kitten or puppy may seem like the perfect present, especially if you dress it up in a big red bow.

  • CYSS 'Parent to Parent' offered

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Research has shown Army dependent children attend on average seven to nine schools between kindergarten and 12th grade.

  • Hawaiian cultural classes are expanding

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is delighted that its popular Hawaiian cultural classes have resumed.

  • Lee youth earns military child of year honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- A military teen on Fort Lee has been selected as the Army's Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront.

  • Top Chefs: Hood's emotional response to winning 'best team' underscores importance of culinary arts

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- The anticipation among the Fort Hood, Texas, faithful was something akin to the announcement of a long-shot, at-large bid to the NCAA's "March Madness" basketball tourney.

  • Fort Lee Women's History Month event focuses on mentorship

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- Several women provided testimonials and recounted experiences that helped to shape their lives for the better during the 2013 Women's History Celebration, March 14, at the 832nd Ordnance Battalion headquarters on the Ordnance Campus.

  • 'Eggsperience' offers fun for all ages

    Mar 21, 2013

    Fort Carson Families flocked to the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center for "Eggsperience," an Easter-themed event that offered everything from Family activities, a petting zoo and a "junior Spartan" obstacle course.

  • Lawton-Fort Sill lifters showcase their power

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013) -- Displaying strength and camaraderie in another discipline, 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery hosted a powerlifting competition March 16 at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • Sill intramural basketball season nears conclusion

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013)-- The 2013 intramural basketball schedule wrapped up its regular season March 14 as top teams prepared for the playoffs.

  • Step with Care

    Mar 21, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Hiking is an excellent way to explore Hawaii's vast and varying landscapes.

  • Job fairs offer opportunities for transitioning Soldiers, veterans, Family members

    Mar 20, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO--Are you a Soldier transitioning from active duty and looking for your next job? A veteran? Or a Family member wanting to continue your career? Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service offices support hundreds of job fairs on or near our installations every year. Here is a list of events for transitioning Soldiers, veterans and Family members coming up in the next three months.

  • Sequester furlough planning requires complex preparations

    Mar 20, 2013

    There's no shortcut to make the pending Proposal of Notification Letter easier or quicker to produce. Officials across the Army await the exact details and wording of the furlough communication to minimize confusion among employees.

  • Wrestling's life's lessons: Former college athlete shares passion for wrestling with Fort Drum youth

    Mar 20, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When he was 4 years old, Joshua Herzig's grandmother brought him, along with an older brother, to Copenhagen Pee Wee Wrestling in Copenhagen, N.Y. From that moment, wrestling would be a significant part of his life for the next 25 years. The following year, his father enrolled them in the Lowville Wrestling Club, the organization that would develop them through high school.

  • Dueling pianists to bang out a rockin' evening at APG March 23

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Imagine having a live band, deejay and two comedians in one neat little package

  • New center to provide commuting options

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new transportation center at Aberdeen Proving Ground will help personnel find alternative ways to commute to work.

  • 'Vegucation' sparks youth interest, nabs major award

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Groundbreaking outreach efforts by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs Office have earned a first-place win in the 2012 Keith L. Ware communication competition.

  • Spouse Volunteer Making a Difference

    Mar 19, 2013

    Spouse volunteer supports Army families as Family Readiness Group leader, Army Family Team Building program manager and in critical times of need.

  • Fitness centers to throw in the towel on towel service

    Mar 19, 2013

    Big savings to come with discontinuation of towel service at fitness centers

  • All-Army wrestlers successfully defend Armed Forces crowns

    Mar 19, 2013

    All-Army wrestlers won both the Greco-Roman and freestyle team titles at the 2013 Armed Forces Wrestling Championships, held March 16-17, 2013, at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • DOE's on-post schools score

    Mar 19, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) released its "Race to the Top" (RTTT) accomplishments for the year showing positive results.

  • Teens throw block party for Fort Bliss community

    Mar 19, 2013

    The Fort Bliss Milam Youth Activity Center hosted their 2nd Annual Block Party celebrating the Month of the Military Child, April 21. The festive event, which was coordinated by the staff and Fort Bliss teens at the MYAC, was conducted to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the installation's military youth.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • Major renovation funded for Hale Kula Elementary

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Department of Defense announced, March 7, a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $26,560,000 to the Hawaii Department of Education for the renovation and expansion of Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Adventures of a novice skier in Italy

    Mar 15, 2013

    Service members and families stationed in Italy have the opportunity to enjoy skiing in the Alps. Vicenza Outdoor Recreation offers free lessons to help novices find their feet in snow.

  • Youth build skills, mutual respect on hard court

    Mar 15, 2013

    A month after their first face-off at Caserma Ederle, the Mestrino Raptors basketball team from nearby Padova hosted the Vicenza CYSS Yellow Jackets for a re-match at the Lissaro Gym Feb. 27.

  • Vicenza's Community Recreation program named best in Army

    Mar 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has recognized USAG Vicenza for having the best Family and MWR Community Recreation Program in the Army for 2012.

  • Hip, hip, hooray: Cheer class held on Fort Bragg

    Mar 15, 2013

    The All American Cheer team, practices Wednesdays, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., at Maholic Child Development Center. The class is offered through the SKIES Unlimited program, designed to compliment youth experiences as military and Department of Defense dependents.

  • V Corps spouses taught resiliency during Strong Bonds training

    Mar 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - V Corps Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Spriensma could have given a big pep talk on rock climbing before hitting the walls with a group of spouses at T-Hall Indoor Rock Climbing, but it was not necessary. Instead, Spriensma presented Strong Bonds training, much of which was right on target for indoor rock climbing as well as life as a whole.

  • Run kicks off Army Emergency Relief campaign

    Mar 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Soldier at Fort Drum, New York was ready to take off on a winter trip with his wife and children with no snow tires because he could not afford them. Thanks to Army Emergency Relief, the Soldier was able to receive assistance from the program and buy the tires he needed to keep his family safe, said retired Col. Eldon Mullis, deputy director for administration/secretary of AER. Fort Drum is famous for the amount of snow that falls there.

  • Garrison supports Year of the Middle Manager

    Mar 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The garrison launched the first in a series of new Leadership and Workforce Development Seminars Feb. 27. Managers and supervisors participated in a daylong training session aimed at enhancing their communication, time management, team building, resiliency and organizational skills.  

  • Wiesbaden Soldier rediscovers love of boxing -- brings home the belts

    Mar 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Pvt. Nathaniel Barnd had not been inside a boxing ring for four years when someone told him he could be more than a spectator at the 2012 Hispanic History Boxing Tournament - he could box. So he did, and the rest is history.

  • Red Cross, Army vet help owners learn pet first aid

    Mar 13, 2013

    Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That's one of the lessons several younger participants learned in the Wiesbaden American Red Cross' Pet First Aid class.

  • IMCOM workforce preps for sequester furloughs

    Mar 13, 2013

    Civilian personnel brace for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Furloughs have the potential to impact approximately 27,000 IMCOM employees.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts 2013 All-Army Boxing Championships

    Mar 12, 2013

    Soldiers, supporters and boxing fanatics gathered in the Barnes Field House gym at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Mar. 7-9, for the 2013 All-Army Boxing Championships. Soldier athletes competed for the opportunity to advance to the USA Boxing National Championships.

  • Army names Yongsan Soldier 'Coach of the Year'

    Mar 11, 2013

    Sgt. Angel L. Rivera, a human resource specialist for U.S Army Garrison Yongsan, was named 2012 Army Coach of the Year after successfully leading his men's volleyball team to a perfect record.

  • New parents gain support, guidance from garrison

    Mar 11, 2013

    New Parent Support Program helps parents face the challenges of having a baby.

  • Taking a shot

    Mar 11, 2013

    An ejecting shotgun shell seems to hover in midair after Nancy Regan, spouse of a retired APG civilian, pulls the trigger under the direction of range instructor Gil Reagan during MWR's Introduction to Skeet & Trap class for women at the APG South range March 2. More than 20 female civilians, Soldiers, retirees and spouses showed up for the beginner's class led by range manager Larry Alejo and volunteer range instructors. MWR Marina manager Tim Jennings said two more similar events will be held in May because the April event is already booked. In addition to the classes, the ranges are open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; and 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. "Come out for the camaraderie of learning the sport and just to have fun," Alejo said. View more photos of the Introduction to Skeet & Trap class at

  • Youth centers open to homeschoolers

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Homeschoolers who are eligible for Child, Youth and School Services programs can use APG's youth centers for free.

  • Operation Megaphone calls for worldwide lock-in for military youth

    Mar 8, 2013

    Military teens across the globe will collaborate in the first Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In this April.

  • TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT: Fort Bragg photographers among best in Army

    Mar 8, 2013

    Three Fort Bragg photographers have been recognized as being among the best in the Army in the 2012 Digital Photography Contest.

  • 'American Girl' dolls inspire monthly library tea party

    Mar 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Young ladies and their dolls turned out in force for a giant tea party at the Wiesbaden Library Feb. 16. The 27 girls, ages 6 and older, were on hand to inaugurate the first of a new series of "American Girl" socials to be held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the library.

  • Leaving a legacy of caring

    Mar 5, 2013

    Bonamego is an Italian family name that means "good friend." Rita Bonamego has lived up to her namesake by truly being a good friend to the Vicenza Military Community over the years. With more than three decades of experience between the American Red Cross and the U.S. government, Bonamego retires this month from Army Community Service, where she has served as the director of Mobilization Deployment and Master Resiliency programs since 2004.

  • FMWR wins recreation award

    Mar 1, 2013

    Another award is destined for the Fort Knox trophy case; the Installation Management Command announced earlier this month that after winning IMCOM's award as best among large installations in the Atlantic Region, Fort Knox went on to win the Garrison Recreation Award at the Department of the Army level.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Fort Carson Exceptional Family Member Program earns Special Olympic grant

    Feb 28, 2013

    Averee, along with seven other children, participated in Sunday's basketball practice at the Special Events Center, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and made possible by a Department of Defense grant to create a Special Olympics program at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Nine win in Army-wide talent competition

    Feb 28, 2013

    Nine APG community members took top honors in the 2012 Army Entertainment Festival of the Arts competition.

  • Family Advocacy Program always ready to help in abuse situations

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The call to action for most victim advocates often comes too late, regrettably after one has suffered a severe injury or a life has been taken. For that reason, the local advocates are making extra efforts to ensure the community knows that the Family Advocacy Program is a resource to turn to for help to prevent situations of abuse or to deliver one out of violent and abusive circumstances.

  • Dining at the Ritz rewards top students

    Feb 26, 2013

    VES fourth- and fifth-graders lunch in grace and style

  • Mobile job search center visits APG March 4

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new mobile job search center will set up in the Main Exchange parking lot next month and is expected to make the job hunt a little easier for APG community members.

  • Wounded Warrior pays it forward during APG visit

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children at the APG South (Edgewood) Youth Center received a lesson in endurance and overcoming obstacles, courtesy of retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer, a Wounded Warrior athlete and motivational speaker who visited the facility Feb. 15.

  • Military spouses of the year honored

    Feb 25, 2013

    Behind nearly 2.4 million active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers, stand an army of millions of Family members guarding the homefront with spouses ready at the front lines. Military spouses often juggle employment, children and volunteer opportunities while their Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guard member protect the United States.

  • IMCOM encourages Army families to take Military Saves Pledge

    Feb 25, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Clink, clink, clink is the sound heard around U.S. Army Installation Management Command during Military Saves Week, Feb. 25 -- Mar. 2, as service members start filling piggy banks. Across military communities worldwide, service members will take The Saver Pledge and help themselves, their families and their country by saving money and reducing debt.

  • Vicenza Middle School students explore Venice Carnevale

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Italian 2 class at Vicenza Middle School had a chance to practice their Italian while combining a photo scavenger hunt with Carnevale in Venice Feb. 7.

  • Club Beyond teens have winter blitz in Alps

    Feb 22, 2013

    Thirty-seven Vicenza High School students rang in the New Year with fireworks in the Austrian Alps while attending a weeklong Military Communities Youth Ministries-sponsored camp, Winter Blitz 2012-2013, at the Olympia Hotel in Innsbruck, Austria. About 350 Air Force, Navy and Army teenagers attended along with Club Beyond staff and volunteers. Club Beyond Vicenza was represented by its largest number of participants ever, a turn out due at least in part to 30 students receiving scholarship support through MCYM donors.

  • 81st Civil Affairs Battalion opens new Cyber Cafe

    Feb 22, 2013

    Nicole Woods tests out the new 81st Civil Affairs Battalion Cyber Cafe by utilizing Skype to contact her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Woods, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. The Cyber Cafe was a team effort between the 81st CA Unit Ministry Team and the Family Readiness Group that utilized donated equipment and supplies to offer a zero-cost solution for family members to communicate with deployed service members. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David House, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Seminar, camp to help survivors heal

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Benning's Survivor Outreach Services is hosting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seminar March 22-23. TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides long- and short-term emotional help for the survivors of military service members. Each year, the organization holds a National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, as well as regional survivor seminars and camps like the one that will be held at Fort Benning.