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  • 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.

  • ACAP teaches transitioning Soldiers career building

    Feb 21, 2013

    Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful process, but the Army Career and Alumni Program strives to make that process one that leaves Soldiers and their Families with a head start in their futures.

  • Girls Night Out returns with new choices, more entertainment

    Feb 21, 2013

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy the fifth bi-annual Girls Night Out at the ballroom in The Landing March 1.

  • Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

    Feb 19, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Chancellor grimaced as he lifted the 135 pounds on the bar. Repetition after repetition, he performed the deadlifts. After 20 reps, he dropped the weight and picked up the 35-pound kettle bell and began his 15 swings -- "American" style -- heaving the weight until it was over his head.

  • Through her experiences, Army Reserve Teen Panel member reaches out to others

    Feb 19, 2013

    As dusk falls upon Mesa, Ariz., 18-year-old Katie Harris sits in an empty hotel conference room, planning for the next day's events as one of the leaders of the Youth, Leadership, Education and Development Program, for the 200th Military Police Command.

  • Super Bowl party thrills service members

    Feb 18, 2013

    As Super Bowl XLVII was held in New Orleans, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan threw a party for service members, families and civilians at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb.4.

  • Garrison challenge to boost wellness

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Col. Paul Hossenlopp, Fort Sill Garrison commander and a lifelong fitness proponent, initiated his wellness challenge, seeking to promote healthy weight loss and increased fitness in employees.

  • Fort Bragg team wins for Camp Patriot

    Feb 15, 2013

    For the Fort Bragg Patriots, there's no place like home. Storming out to 3-1 lead in the first period, the Patriots never looked back as they captured their first victory of the team's inaugural season over the Fort Benning, Ga. hockey team Feb. 8, at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Lynch named Wiesbaden's Youth of the Year

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Winning is nothing new for U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Youth of the Year Natalia Lynch. The recipient of a slew of honors, including the Young Georgia Author Award in 2006, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Talent Search (for her involvement with the Wiesbaden band Volition) in 2012 and now Runner-Up in the Installation Management Command-Europe BGCA Military Youth of the Year competition, takes it all in stride.

  • New garrison staff critical to expanded SHARP success

    Feb 13, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command is recruiting and hiring new sexual assault response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates by October as part of the Army's expanded Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

  • Bowling center open to leagues, individuals

    Feb 13, 2013

    If you're looking for a way to fulfill your New Year's resolution, or just have Family fun, try bowling at the APG North (Aberdeen) bowling center.

  • Stewart military spouse of year competes for national recognition in 2013 MSOY

    Feb 13, 2013

    "….have never met a more dedicated, hard working, no-nonsense person…continually puts other family members first…there is no other military spouse who is more deserving than her!"

  • Wiesbaden Army Lodge supervisor best Army-wide

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There must be something in the water in Wiesbaden that breeds excellence. After a host of accomplishments in the past two years -- Housing Manager of the Year, Installation Management Command Stalwart Runner-Up, Army Community of Excellence Gold and Sustainment Awards and IMCOM-E Youth of the Year Runner Up among other honors, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden can now also celebrate having the best Army Lodging Supervisor of the Year.

  • Secondo Piatto: Cooking in Italy

    Feb 8, 2013

    Being stationed in Italy is not only a chance to experience the local cuisine, but also a chance to bring those flavors and memories with you to your next duty station. Vicenza Military Community foodies and novice cooks looking to expand their cooking repertoire discovered the art of cooking Italian terra and mare (meat and seafood) secondo piatto (main course dishes) during an ODR cooking class at the l'Istituto San Gaetano di Vicenza Jan. 17.

  • Hundreds enjoy Winter Extravaganza at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- More than 400 people enjoyed activities offered during the Winter Extravaganza event at the Fort McCoy Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Jan. 26. Adam Hangartner, Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation and Winter Extravaganza point of contact, said 315 people participated in snow-tubing and 70 skiers/snowboarders participated in skiing or snowboarding events.

  • Fort McCoy Woodshop equipment, classes support patrons of all skill levels

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Woodshop provides experienced and beginner woodworkers with a variety of equipment and classes. The Woodshop, building 1133, has 13 pieces of woodworking machinery in addition to a variety of hand and power tools that can be used to complete almost any woodworking project, said Nick Sanjari, Woodshop manager. "Equipment like the planer, lathe, drum sander and mortising machine are pieces of equipment that not every woodworker has in their shop," Sanjari said. "It's also very high-quality equipment." The Woodshop was last upgraded a few years ago with equipment that had the latest technology and safety features, he said.

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers excited about new fitness facility

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- From that first push-up and sit-up in basic training, Soldiers are expected to maintain a level of physical fitness throughout their careers that will help them perform their military duty during combat. Fitness facilities and exercise equipment is made available on all military installations and improves over time.

  • Texting fail - Perils of distracted walking

    Feb 6, 2013

    Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, videos of people walking and texting their way into an embarrassing adventure aren't difficult to find.

  • Chili cook-off gives analyst another shot at cooking glory

    Feb 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A top finisher last year, Alicia Morante has strong competition: the 2012 'Chili King'

  • Grafenwoehr Soldiers share the diamond with MLB greats

    Feb 6, 2013

    Soldiers from 709th MP Bn. and 172nd Inf. Bde. battle for Fox Sports wiffleball title

  • Community opens doors during German-American visit

    Feb 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several American youths were among more than 30 kindergarteners from the Wiesbaden Obermayr School to visit the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Fire Department on Clay Kaserne Jan. 15. The visit, part of a command effort to encourage more partnership and transparency between the host nation and U.S. military communities, offered the youths and teachers an opportunity to learn more about one another.

  • Justice makes the catch

    Feb 5, 2013

    Major League Baseball players and Fox broadcasters visit Grafenwoehr as part of Fox Sports' "Spring Training to the Troops."

  • Civilian Education System improvements offer new opportunities for professional development

    Feb 5, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thirty-four Army civilians from Joint Base San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston graduate Feb. 15 from the first U.S. Army Civilian Education Course offered by the Army Management Staff College at the U.S. Army Installation Management Academy.

  • Netzaberg students hang with MLB stars

    Feb 5, 2013

    Fox Sports' "Spring Training to the Troops" brings Major League Baseball players and Fox broadcasters to Grafenwoehr

  • HIRED! program seeking mentors

    Feb 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md - The Child, Youth and School Services HIRED! program is getting ready for another busy summer season, with more than 45 students expected to enroll in the program.

  • Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre takes first at One-Act Festival

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Soldiers' Theatre production of "Controlling Interest" was selected Jan. 20 as the winner of the Best Show award at the IMCOM-Europe One Act Festival Competition held in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The cast, consisting of JonLuca DeCaro, Luke Johnson, Shonnette Jones, John Seward, Brittany Starr and Danny Woodruff, also took first place as Best Ensemble.

  • Ordnance Soldiers show off fitness moves at local school

    Jan 31, 2013

    CHESTER (Jan. 31, 2013) -- A bunch of eager Harrowgate Elementary School students hopped, ran and jumped their way through a special fitness event on Jan. 22 that included volunteer Soldiers from Alpha Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

  • PGA golf tournament offers free tickets to service members

    Jan 31, 2013

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Service members are invited to attend the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach for free a few days of the event, which spans Feb. 4-10.

  • Installations remain Army Strong

    Jan 30, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 29, 2013) -- Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, LTG Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced today.

  • West Point teens getting fit through FMWR strength program

    Jan 30, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2013) -- When joining a fitness center or gym, it is important to know how to exercise properly and learn how to use strength training and cardiovascular machines safely and effectively. For this reason, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center offered a Teen Strength Program for youths 13-15 years of age Jan. 22, 24, and 25.

  • Making a difference is the hallmark of public service

    Jan 30, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosts the retirement ceremony for Ms. Cheryl Ryefield, after more than 35 years of public service, 30 Jan. 2013, Pentagon, Washington D.C. During his remarks, Westphal discussed the critical role of DA Civilians in support of the U.S. Army and praised Ms. Ryefield's selfless service and dedication; recognizing her as a beacon to others who are pursuing the mantel of public service. During her remarkable career, Ms. Ryefield worked for the Defense Mapping Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, in support of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She spent the majority of her career as a technical photographer, graphic designer, and video producer; retiring as the Deputy Chief, Electronic Imaging Branch Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Garrison makes sponsorship a priority to help Soldiers transition

    Jan 29, 2013

    Spc. Ezonica Castellano's transition to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, went as smoothly as possible, largely because her sponsor was proactive and eager to help.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1.

  • With National Spotlight on Internet Romance-Type Scams, Army CID Makes Additional Attempts to Warn U

    Jan 28, 2013

    In light of recent national news coverage, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is again pleading with internet users worldwide to not fall prey to the ongoing online "Romance Scams" that the Army has been combating since 2009. Army CID is hopeful that the recent coverage can potentially help warn victims of the cyber-crime that ends in both undue heartache and financial hardship.

  • Fight fires this winter

    Jan 28, 2013

    The winter holidays are a time of celebration, but fire can put a real damper on everyone's joy.

  • Giving safety a fighting chance

    Jan 25, 2013

    When you hear "combatives training," safety probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

  • Fitness center reaches for gold standard

    Jan 25, 2013

  • AFAP members prepare for annual conference

    Jan 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After a year of gathering, sorting and accepting issues, Fort Drum Army Family Action Plan representatives are busy preparing for the annual conference next week.

  • Army Community Service staff collects clothing for job-seeking clients

    Jan 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Having a professional resume and portfolio prepared are just two things people should think about when preparing for a job interview.

  • Shooting complex opens to community

    Jan 24, 2013

    With the crackle of gunfire and disintegrating red ribbons, the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex opened Wednesday as officials from Fort Carson and the Pikes Peak community came together to celebrate.

  • 911 operators take top honors

    Jan 24, 2013

    There's no "typical" day for operators in a 911 call center. "We've handled everything from calming a lost child in distress to helping people deliver babies to directing someone on performing CPR over the phone," said Chief Jeff Craig, 911 manager, Directorate of Emergency Services. "You name it, my folks can handle it."

  • CYSS continues excellence with NAEYC accreditation

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child, Youth and School Services has earned reaccreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The accreditation showcases the CYSS' capability of supporting Servicemembers, Families and Civilians with a quality child care consistent in every field of the NAEYC inspection.

  • American music strikes a chord

    Jan 23, 2013

    A wide range of American musical styles were in evidence as the Soldiers' Theatre celebrated the third anniversary of its monthly Music Café program Jan. 19. From traditional jazz and Elvis in the 1950s, through the blues, soul and rock explosions of the '60s, to the hip-hop and punk of today, American musical influence has been alive and kicking around the world, including Italy.

  • The cure for cabin fever: get the family outdoors

    Jan 23, 2013

    There's a picture of me and my sisters in cheesy 70's snowsuit with our dad who had strapped the baby to his back; all of us on cross-country skis. My mother had taken the photo from the front porch, telling us stay out of the house for at least two hours. As a child you don't know the phrase "cabin fever", but as an adult you quickly learn that the kids will go nuts if you keep them cooped up during the long, cold winter months. As a result of a cooped-up whining child of my own, I was more than willing to shell out the exorbitant cost of private ski lessons for her just so I could get two hours of peace and silence up in the mountains. Though, I kindly dressed her in a cheesy 2010 version of a 70's style snowsuit.

  • Latest way to get fit in Vicenza

    Jan 23, 2013

    Are you interested in increasing fitness skills as part of your New Year's resolutions? If yes, a good opportunity for an effective workout may be available at the newly opened facility known as The Bubble, where Burn Your Fat Off classes are being held Wednesdays and Fridays using TRX equipment.

  • Garrison gymnastics program motivates young people

    Jan 23, 2013

    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Tumbling across mats, balancing on beams and flipping over uneven bars offers children at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern more than just an extracurricular class. The gymnastics program, part of the garrison's Child, Youth & School Services program, creates an opportunity for young people to work hard, learn healthy habits, find discipline and compete locally, said instructor Petra McPherson. For McPherson, nothing is greater than a watching a child increase their self-esteem.

  • Thrift Shop Sends Care Packages To Soldiers

    Jan 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARENAL, Ala. -- "Sorry, it has taken me so long to get an email out to you. But we have been staying very busy and always trying to catch up on sleep in our free time. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and everyone involved for sending me packages. It's nice to receive things from back home when you are so far from home."

  • Fort Lee child care facility earns accreditation

    Jan 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 23, 2013) -- Child Development Center Yorktown -- one of four FMWR-sponsored CDC facilities on Fort Lee -- has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the organization that promotes excellence in the field of early childhood learning and development across the United States.

  • Runners endure cold for Polar Bear Plunge

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (17 Jan. 2013) -- More than 115 people, many in costumes, turned out for the Polar Bear Plunge, 5K Run and children's Cub Crawl Jan. 12 at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • IMCOM CG Sends - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Safety Message 2013

    Jan 17, 2013

    Our Nation will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month. This holiday allows us time to celebrate and commemorate the life and achievements of this remarkable and great American. As we celebrate Dr. King's life and begin what will be another fast-paced year, leaders and supervisors throughout the command must take a pro-active interest in the safety of our Soldiers, Civilian employees, contractors, and Family members.

  • Balloons launch to honor Sandy Hook victims

    Jan 17, 2013

    One month after 20 children and six adults died in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., parents, children and teachers gathered at the Fort Carson Head Start Center to honor and remember the victims' lives.

  • Wiesbaden High School opens on-campus cafeteria

    Jan 16, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden High School senior Kenyatta Agiza was all smiles after becoming the first person to buy a lunch in the school's brand-new cafeteria Jan. 7. "It's really convenient not to have to walk so far to get lunch," Agiza said. "Before, we either had to walk to the commissary or to Pizza Hut. Now we have more options and healthy food."

  • Wiesbaden JROTC cadets take on trash cleanup project

    Jan 16, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - After several people complained about the amount of trash between Wiesbaden High School and the Post Exchange, members of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps decided to clean it up.

  • Bus stop safety, anti-bullying video highlights at community-school council meeting

    Jan 16, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Safety at a Newman Village school bus stop, a student-produced anti-bullying video and the Student-2-Student program were topics at the Installation Advisory Committee meeting Jan. 13 at Wiesbaden High School. The IAC meetings and individual School Advisory Council or SAC meetings provide school administrators, partnership units, parents and community leaders with an opportunity to share issues of concern. SAC and IAC meetings are held quarterly with the IAC hosted by a different school each meeting.

  • Hunting Safety an Imperative

    Jan 10, 2013

    Who'd have known - deer are the most hunted animal in the United States.

  • Lodging manager wins Army-level award

    Jan 10, 2013

    Since securing a job at a restaurant at Hanna-Barbera Land north of Houston at 16, Stephanie Camp has tended to the needs of others. Nearly three decades after her first job, she continues her work in customer service, managing the Colorado Inn and serving Soldiers and their loved ones.

  • Safety Is Paramount In Public Places

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With many of today's headlines telling the heartbreaking stories of gun violence and mass murders in the U.S., questions about when and where tragedy will strike next are becoming common everyday conversations.

  • Three teens lend hand to youth, gain rewards themselves

    Jan 8, 2013

    "One hundred years from now it won't matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child." These words, written by Forest Witcraft, author of "Within My Power,"will forever echo in the hearts of three Fort Polk teens who volunteered with the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports program. Not only did each give to the children, parents and community of Fort Polk, they also received a bounty of personal benefits.

  • Don't ignore the signs of extreme temperatures, snow and ice

    Jan 7, 2013

    Winters can be brutal at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After being stationed there for two years, however, I thought I could handle just about anything winter could dish out. It took a close call to make me realize we can never become complacent when it comes to winter driving - no matter how familiar you may be with the area.

  • Thankful for Motorcycle Safety Training

    Jan 7, 2013

    After several months of pleading and negotiating, I finally convinced my wife to let me purchase the motorcycle of my dreams. We had just become debt free - and she wanted to stay that way - so there were two promises I made in order for her to feel comfortable with our decision. First, I had to purchase the motorcycle outright so we weren't saddled with a monthly payment. Second, I had to attend a motorcycle safety training course.

  • Kaiserslautern holiday assistance reaches new heights

    Dec 27, 2012

    More than 600 families in the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany will have a few extra gifts this holiday season thanks to local people's generosity.

  • Community members win big while losing

    Dec 26, 2012

    Nineteen strong participants of Vicenza's Biggest Winner stuck it out for the full length of the 12-week program and all came out as winners. Participants had weigh-ins, body fat percentage testing, fitness challenges and wellness education classes to help keep them on track for the competition. Each participant was assigned a "buddy" to workout with and to have someone to share their progressive fitness journeys.

  • Okinawa Soldier epitomizes the holiday spirit

    Dec 21, 2012

    OKINAWA, Japan -- For some, the holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, a time to celebrate the season and also a time to give to those less fortunate than themselves.

  • Program delivers 750 Christmas trees to Soldiers, Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A national campaign that ships farm-fresh Christmas trees to U.S. military personnel every year passed through Fort Drum on Thursday, its final stop in the state of New York less than two weeks before the big holiday.

  • Spouses bring holiday traditions back to historic LeRay Mansion

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As community members began decorating their homes for the holiday season, a group of spouses spent their extra time ensuring that Fort Drum's oldest home also was properly adorned.

  • Soldier bridges cultural gap through dance

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It has been said by people the world over that dance is a universal language in which anyone from anywhere can become fluent, if they are willing to watch and learn. A moment of their time and a little willingness to disregard one's inhibitions are all it takes to gain an understanding of one another without exchanging a single syllable. Sometimes, in the process, that connection can yield something far bigger -- a lifetime passion.

  • Boys and Girls showcase talents at art exhibition

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Boys and Girls Clubs of America on Yongsan showcased its artistic talents at the 2012 BGCA Fine Art Exhibition award ceremony here, Dec. 18.

  • Angel Tree Project helps military families

    Dec 18, 2012

    Customers walking into the post exchange in Vicenza, Italy, might notice a Christmas tree with pieces of paper attached. It's time again for the annual Angel Tree project.

  • Females of Caserma Ederle join together in unity

    Dec 18, 2012

    Girl power was alive and in the air as females from around Caserma Ederle joined together Dec. 6 for the first Female 2 Female event. Spouses, civilians, and Soldiers mingled together, while playing an icebreaker game with the name of a famous woman placed on their backs. An introduction was given by Julia Sibilla, Army Community Service community program manager, who was one of the many people working to bring the event to life.

  • Spreading cheer: BOSS members help put smiles on young cancer patients' faces during hospital visit

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Emely Unger, 5, laughed and pointed at Spc. Jeffrey Haines when her mother asked her who had given her the brand new Barbie in her lap.   It was St. Nikolaus Day at the children's cancer clinic of the University Medical Center Mainz, and Unger was one of about 15 patients to receive presents, candy and cards from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members.  

  • 'Holiday Traditions': USAREUR Band and Chorus treat Wiesbadeners to seasonal concert

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There was a lot of head bopping and toe tapping in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus Dec. 12 as members of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus filled the ornate room with holiday cheer. The free concert for the citizens of Wiesbaden featured a rich tapestry of musical moments ranging from selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" to popular holiday fare including "Feliz Navidad" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

  • Spouse Sponsorship program helps newcomers

    Dec 18, 2012

    Sandy Timbrook was one of the first participants in the Army Community Service Spouse Sponsorship program to receive a newcomer to help, and she eagerly awaited her arrival.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 18, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Preparation key to preventing basketball injuries

    Dec 17, 2012

    Winter means more than the arrival of cold weather; it's also the height of basketball fans' favorite time of year.

  • Military spouses get a taste of Korean tradition

    Dec 17, 2012

    Sungshin Women's University allowed Servicemembers, Families, and Civilians the opportunity to attend a Korean cooking class and learn a little about Korean Traditions.

  • Country comes to Kaiserslautern

    Dec 14, 2012

    PULASKI BARRACKS, Germany -- Cowboy hats and boots were the order of the day at the Kazabra Club on Pulaski Barracks as country music star Aaron Tippin pulled into Kaiserslautern as part of his "Stars for Stripes" Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Tippin, a longtime supporter and advocate of the U.S. Military got his life, as well as his career started in the military.

  • Fort Bliss employee named ASAP coordinator of the year

    Dec 14, 2012

    Stella Shaw, the Lead Risk Reduction Program coordinator on Fort Bliss, was awarded the 2012 Director's Army Substance Abuse Risk Reduction Program Coordinator of the Year at an awards ceremony on East Fort Bliss on Dec 12.