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  • Sill youth 'harvest' safe evening of fun, games

    Nov 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Several hundred children from the Lawton-Fort Sill community celebrated another spirit of the season at the Frontier Chapel Gospel Service's Hallelujah Harvest Oct. 31 here.

  • Yongsan's garrison commander tells tales of Thanksgiving

    Nov 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, celebrated Thanksgiving with over 40 children and parents from the Yongsan Community during a book reading here, Nov. 6.

  • Fort Sill honors Family of the Year

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Twenty-seven Fort Sill families showed it is possible to take time out from hectic schedules to put family first. They showed the best way to make a difference in the community, is to be a part of it. They were all nominated by their peers as examples of what Family of the Year is all about.

  • Hundreds attend Fort Sill spouse job fair

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- On Catherine Dennison's first day of retirement from the Army she was looking for a job. The retired staff sergeant was at the Military Spouse Business Alliance Hiring Fair and Career Forum Nov. 1 at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus Support Center here.

  • AFAP conference kicks off in Hawaii

    Nov 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP, kicked off its annual conference, here, Oct. 29.

  • AFAP issues: Volunteers work to improve quality of life for Army Family

    Nov 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Delegates spent two days examining quality-of-life issues at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center during the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 18-19. After prioritizing the top issues, conferring with local subject matter experts and hammering out the wording to formalize the "Conference Report Out," delegates presented six issues for further attention by the command at the local level or to be considered at higher level AFAP venues.

  • V Corps spouses put 'It will be done' motto to the test

    Nov 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Ifiok Ette made clear the mission of the V Corps Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Spouses Combat Day from the outset.   "What's the purpose of today?" Ette asked the 20 or so of us who had signed up and were standing in formation.   "To have fun?" one of us ventured.   "That's right. To have fun," Ette answered. "Hooah?"

  • Taking aim at abuse: Community rallies to prevent domestic violence

    Nov 6, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - If only it were that simple. Gather a hundred or so concerned individuals and send them out with candles and good intentions for an evening walk through a local housing area to stop the increasingly growing instances of domestic violence. At least it's a start, according to all those who dedicated their time to focus on raising domestic violence awareness during the "Take Back the Night" candlelight walk Oct. 25.

  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! IMCOM seeks to hire, retain former soldiers in the Army civilian workforce

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army civilians serve alongside soldiers every day, in every theater. From state-side garrisons to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Army civilians write contracts, deliver goods, manage networks, operate ranges, manage business operations and provide support functions that would otherwise present distractions to training and wartime operations. From the sound of reveille to when a soldier turns out the lights at the end the day, soldiers are supported by their civilian counterparts.

  • "Music Soothes the Soul"Operation Rising Star promotes Soldiers' musical talent

    Nov 1, 2012

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--Off-duty military personnel, and family members took advantage of the stillness of the evening to enjoy the musical talent of some fellow Soldiers during the Area IV Operation Rising Star competition at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, Oct. 20.

  • NCO captures Fort Carson Rising Star title

    Nov 1, 2012

    Twelve finalists battled during the Operation Rising Star competition at the Special Events Center, Saturday, with Sgt. Nadine Pope, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, taking the top slot.

  • 'My Army Life in Photos' seeks contest entries

    Oct 31, 2012

    "My Army Life in Photos," a new contest by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Family and MWR Programs, is now accepting submissions.

  • Resiliency through Art

    Oct 29, 2012

    10/29/2012 VICENZA, Italy- Developing resiliency or one's ability to adapt to adversity is an important function for Soldiers returning from deployments. Supervisory Arts Specialist Michelle Sterkowicz introduced a "Resiliency through Art" program at the Family and MWR Arts and Crafts Center in Vicenza in order to help Soldiers with the difficulties and challenges they face.

  • IMCOM Soldier and NCO inspired during Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 29, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, recently reported to Fort Lee, Va., to compete in the 2012 Best Warrior Competition. Among those participating in the Oct. 15-18 event were SSG Randy Roscoe and SGT Kevin Mulloy, representing the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army Family Action Plan Conference

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Being the "Talk of the Town" was not just an expression as Army Community Service hosted the Army Family Action Plan Conference, here. This two-day event took place Oct. 18-19, in the Super Gym, and was open to the Total Army Family, which included Soldiers of all ranks, Family members, DOD civilians, retirees and contractors.

  • Program offers DoD civilians time for total wellness

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- DA civilians have the opportunity to get out and get fit, not only physically, but in all areas of total wellness to include social, spiritual, emotional, and family, through the DoD Civilian Wellness and Fitness Program.

  • Program teaches spouses to be resilient

    Oct 25, 2012

    Army Community Service hosted the 2012 Spouse Relationship Resilience Day at The Hub Oct. 19, providing nearly 60 Fort Carson military spouses with knowledge and tools for strengthening their marriages tested by deployments.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army's first Korea-wide disc golf tournament

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Beacon Hill Disc Golf Fall Classic, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was held, Oct. 20, on Beacon Hill.

  • First Lego League teams forming

    Oct 24, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children, ages nine to 14, interested in robotics can join the APG South (Edgewood) youth center's First Lego League team.


    Oct 23, 2012

    Productions from Fort Sam Houston, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and Fort Meade led the winners' list for the Army's 2012 Festival of the Arts competition. The winners, announced recently by Army Entertainment, part of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, were chosen from among theater, music and special events produced at participating garrisons for authorized patrons of MWR programs on installations around the world.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • Suicide prevention: 'Even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice'

    Oct 4, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Remember, even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice. Reach out. You are not weak. You are not alone. Look to your left. Look to your right. We are here. Shoulder to shoulder, Soldier to Soldier, ready to help." Those were the words of Jack Benson, a suicide prevention expert and a founder of the Veteran's Crisis Line, as he spoke before hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center during Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Day, Sept. 20.

  • Fort Lee archaeology facility to share history, artifacts with public

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Borrow an archaeologist's eyes, and you'll see a different Fort Lee.

  • Army spouse is next Fort Sill rising star

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Six singers went into the Backbone Lounge for the Fort Sill Operation Rising Star finals and Katie Peltier walked out the Fort Sill star after beating some very talented competition at the finals Sept. 28.

  • Army spouse earns national child care accreditation

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Cynthia Sosa is the first current family child care provider here to receive National Association of Family Child Care accreditation.

  • CPR/AED classes proven lifesavers

    Oct 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More and more APG employees are registering for the monthly CPR/AED classes offered by the Directorate of Emergency Services and the emergency medical responders who conduct the classes could not be happier.

  • Soldier Show concludes 2012 season, creates memories

    Oct 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show concluded its 2012 season Sept. 30 in front of a full house at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • Fort McCoy's annual Day for Kids activities attract hundreds

    Oct 1, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Nearly 400 youth and parents enjoyed the activities and great weather during Fort McCoy's annual Day for Kids. The Sept. 15 event provided a day for youth and their parents to spend quality time together at the installation, said Cori Yahnke. Yahnke, who is the Fort McCoy School Age and Youth Center director, oversees the Fort McCoy Child, Youth, and School (CYS) Services Boys & Girls Club. "This was a great day of free Family fun," Yahnke said. "There were activities for youth of all ages."

  • Take care of each other, have a safe, great Columbus Day

    Oct 1, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Columbus Day commemorates the spirit of exploration and the discovery of our great nation.

  • IMCOM Workforce Development programs boost career development

    Oct 1, 2012

    The Developmental Assignment Program, (DAP), and the Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program (HCMP) are accpeting applications soon from IMCOM employees seeking to expand their career horizons, improve leadership skills and give back to the installation management community.

  • Rising Stars shine on the Presidio

    Sep 28, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Military community hopefuls took a shot at being the next Rising Star during auditions Sept. 14 at the Hobson Student Activities Center here.

  • Gold Star Mothers recognized for sacrifice, strength

    Sep 28, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (September 28, 2012) -- Gold Star Mothers will be recognized during Sunday services 11 a.m. Sept. 30. The Protestant service takes place at the Northern Lights Chapel (Building 3430) and Catholic mass takes place at the Southern Lights Chapel (Building 4107).

  • Spouses get taste of Soldier life

    Sep 27, 2012

    In the final formation Sept. 21, 19 spouses covered in sweat, mud and welts stood before Capt. Shayne Heap.

  • Defense civilian policy chief opens Hiring Heroes career fair at Fort Sam Houston

    Sep 21, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2012) - The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy encouraged the connections between transitioning military members and organizations looking to hire as she opened the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club. Paige Hinkle-Bowles visited San Antonio to meet prospective employers and Soldiers and to speak with human resource managers at Joint Base San Antonio about the importance of job fairs at military installations in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Don't forget the house when preparing for winter

    Sep 17, 2012

    Cold weather is on the horizon, and as members of the Army Family begin their preparations for winter, officials want them to pay special attention to one area in particular - their homes.

  • From immigrant to Watervliet's Face of Strength, a 50-year journey

    Sep 14, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- For nearly 200 years, most Arsenal employees began their careers here and ended them here. Given the unique and specialized skills required of the Arsenal's workforce, few have sought the opportunity to venture off to work at some other Army arsenal or depot, nor may the Arsenal leadership have wanted them to. Some might have thought that being able to raise families at one location was a blessing, while others might have wondered what life would have been like if they had worked at some other installation. There is one current employee, however, who is living the life of both extremes and has been for more than 50 years.

  • Officer shares lessons after friend's suicide

    Sep 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 13, 2012) -- Second Lieutenant Noelle Edinger was home on leave in Wyomissing, Pa., in late April when a close friend of hers committed suicide -- an act that ended his life and changed hers.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • Danger 'round the bend

    Sep 12, 2012

    Accidents involving trains and Soldiers always favor the trains.

  • West Point students encouraged to stay fit, study hard

    Sep 12, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 12, 2012) -- Since 2007, the NFL has promoted healthy lifestyles for the nation's youths through the Play 60 program, and two members of the N.Y. Giants visited the West Point Middle School Sept. 11 to motivate students to stay fit.

  • Americans treated to free concert at Wiesbaden Kurhaus

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several dozen leaders and members of the Wiesbaden military community were able to time-travel through music back to the days of German Emperor Wilhelm II, thanks to the generosity of a local couple. "We wanted to bring some joy to the American Soldiers and share this unique opportunity of a historic German Army band concert as we have a longstanding special relationship with the Wiesbaden community," said Dieter Werner, a retired board member of the USO, married to American Chris Brady-Werner. He is also with the German Kidney and Urinary Tract Foundation, which has a strong link to the spa city of Wiesbaden and hosted the benefit concert.

  • Silver Award: Girl Scout project benefits community swimmers

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Looking for a good place to go swimming in or around Wiesbaden? Community members can find a wealth of information about swimming pools in the Rhein-Main area on the garrison's home page, thanks to a project by two Wiesbaden Girl Scouts.

  • Parent-to-Parent: Creating a routine is key to successful homework completion

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There's a saying at the Wiesbaden Parent to Parent program: "Do routine things routinely." When it comes to homework, establishing a routine is one of the most important ways parents can help their children, said Lisa Craven, a Wiesbaden Parent to Parent team member. "Find that routine that works for your family or your child and do that routinely," she said.

  • Running around the clock: Community athletes join their German neighbors in annual 25-Hour Run

    Sep 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A record number of runners ran around and around the Wiesbaden Kurpark for a good cause Sept. 8-9.   Seventy-one teams turned out for the eighth annual 25-Hour Run, hosted by the Wiesbaden Sports Promotion Association, which raises money to train young athletes in Germany. Among the 1,450 athletes were four U.S. teams -- a joint German-American police team, Wiesbaden Health Clinic, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and 485th Intelligence Squadron -- including Soldiers and Airmen, civilians and family members.

  • APG stars in Ripken Stadium Military Appreciation Night

    Sep 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground military leaders, Soldiers and vehicles guest starred in the annual Military Appreciation Night festivities at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Aug. 28. A Ripken Stadium press release announcing the special evening stated: "On Tuesday night at Ripken Stadium, we're celebrating the heroes, not of balls and strikes, but of stars and stripes."

  • Fort Sam Houston honors Gold Star mothers, families

    Sep 11, 2012

    This is the first of a series of articles. The Fort Sam Houston, U.S. Army North and San Antonio communities prepare to pay their respects to the survivors of fallen warriors at the Gold Star Mother's Day and Fallen Heroes Room of Remembrance Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sept. 29. The ceremony will be held at the Survivor Outreach Services building at 1 p.m. and will honor their strength - and their loved ones' sacrifices.

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

    Sep 10, 2012

    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.

  • Nutritionist provides Soldiers, Families tips for healthy living

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The reminders are everywhere. Magazines, movies and TV, and shopping malls send messages that people should wear a certain size or weigh a certain amount.

  • Soldiers soar in Army Strong show

    Sep 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- After graduating from basic combat training at Fort Sill in May 2011, then-Pvt. Genesis Rodriguez eventually went to Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va., to become a parachute rigger. It was during AIT that Rodriguez saw her first Army Soldier Show.

  • Veterans job fair expo draws hundreds to APG

    Sep 6, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Nearly 250 job seekers attended the APG Veterans Job Fair and Expo at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center Aug. 22.

  • Spouses find kindred spirits at job fairs

    Sep 6, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Like many military spouses, Allison Lattuca doesn't mention her husband's Navy service as she job hunts with each forced relocation every few years.

  • Message to the IMCOM Workforce from LTG Mike Ferriter and CSM Earl Rice

    Sep 5, 2012

    The Installation Management Command has the best workforce we have seen in each of our 30-plus years of service. At every installation, base and depot we visit, we are impressed by the spirit, energy and teamwork exhibited by the IMCOM team.

  • Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes

    Sep 5, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Dangerous distractions

    Sep 4, 2012

    What's the first image that comes to mind when someone mentions distracted driving? Is it someone texting or talking on a cellphone? If so, here are a few Army accident reports that might surprise you:

  • 2012 Arts and Crafts Contest Winners Announced

    Sep 4, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Winners of the 2012 Army Arts and Crafts contest were recently announced by the Community Recreation program of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate (G9). The winners were chosen from among accomplished and novice artists who are authorized patrons of Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs on installations around the world.

  • Bavaria beckons: Don't wait for the Oktoberfest to enjoy the charms of Munich and nearby sights

    Aug 31, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For those of us fortunate enough to have attended the University of Maryland when it still had a campus in Munich, the experience left a lifelong impression. Besides the matchless educational opportunity -- a small school where students quickly got to know one another as well as the professors -- the setting was truly unique. Situated in the Bavarian capital, the campus and academic curriculum offered easy access to a wealth of culture (with numerous field study classes to the opera, museums and historical landmarks) and some of Europe's most famous tourist and recreation areas.

  • Destination Fort Carson: Event welcomes Soldiers, Families

    Aug 30, 2012

    As Spc. Miguel Vazquez and his wife, Stacey Vazquez, navigated the lines circling dozens of displays set up in the Special Events Center Aug. 22, the young couple collected fliers, brochures and copious amounts of information.

  • Fort Sill museums seek volunteers

    Aug 30, 2012

    The three Fort Sill museums are looking for volunteers to serve in roles ranging from living history interpreters to tour guides to exhibit specialists to archivists.

  • APG celebrates UFood Grill grand opening

    Aug 30, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground community celebrated the grand opening of UFood Grill Aug. 16. UFood Grill, located in the APG North (Aberdeen) Main Exchange, provides nutritious on-the-go favorites like salads, paninis, wraps, soups, lean burgers, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, and more. UFood Grill offers vegetarian, reduced sodium and fat, gluten free, low calorie and low carbohydrate options to health conscious customers.

  • Recreation night and special trips just for teens

    Aug 30, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG teens now have a place to dance, play ping pong, video games, pool or foosball, watch movies, shoot hoops and meet new friends.

  • Internationally renowned, award winning artist offers 'Afternoon of Praise'

    Aug 30, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Grammy and Dove Award winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams sang to a sold out audience during "An Afternoon of Musical Praise," a gospel concert at the post theater Aug. 18.

  • Army Field Band Summer Concert Series ends on a high note

    Aug 30, 2012

    The sound of rock, pop and country music filled the ballroom at McGill Training Center on Saturday evening as an audience of 700 people enjoyed a performance of The Volunteers, an ensemble of the U.S. Army Field Band.

  • Robotics: Students continue to explore science, math, technology during summer vacation

    Aug 29, 2012

    Alex Taylor went back to school this week geared up to appreciate her math and science classes even more than before, all thanks to a Robotics Summer Day Camp held Aug. 13-17, 2012, at Wiesbaden High School, Germany.

  • Baumholder Youth of the Year focused on helping children

    Aug 29, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Despite her busy school schedule Baumholder's Boys and Girls Club of America Youth of the Year, Abigail Baah, dedicated more than 140 hours of her time this past year to children because she wanted to help shape their future and to familiarize herself for her goal in becoming a child lawyer. Lt. Col. Mike Sullivan, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, surprised her recently at the teen center by presenting her with the Youth of the Year medal.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • ScreamFree training offers parents chance to stay calm, form better relationships

    Aug 8, 2012

    What do effective leaders and effective parents have in common? Both tend to remain calm under pressure. So says Hal Runkel, a licensed marriage and family therapist.

  • Teens visit Mad City Money, learn budgeting

    Aug 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Thirty-seven teens from the APG community learned about financial management by visiting "Mad City Money," a youth activity at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center July 25.

  • Grand Funk bringing treasure trove of music to APG

    Aug 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Tickets are still available for the Aug. 11 Army Entertainment Concert featuring Boston, Kansas and Grand Funk Railroad. Aberdeen Proving Ground hosts the night of classic rock on Shine Sports Field. Gates open 6:00 p.m.; show begins 7:30 p.m.

  • Kicking4Hunger offers Yongsan a chance to give back

    Aug 7, 2012

    Children stood poised and ready, staring each other from opposite ends of a shortened soccer field. Waiting anxiously for the whistle to sound off, they aimed to tackle those with soccer balls on toe.

  • Army leadership underscores the importance of care for Soldiers and families

    Aug 6, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (Aug. 6, 2012) -- Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal met with Madigan Healthcare System Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and toured the WTB billets July 30 as part of his visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Westphal, who is the No. 2 civilian leader in the Army, spoke on the importance of getting the warrior transition unit mission right.

  • First Joint Services Teen Council meets in San Antonio

    Aug 3, 2012

    San Antonio (July 13, 2012) - - Military teens and Army, Air Force and Navy leaders met in a show of force for the first Joint Services Teen Council to discuss the common issues affecting youth on military installations.

  • Hawaii softball players vie for All-Army status

    Aug 3, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The first game of the season-ending intramural softball tournament was about to get underway, Tuesday, at Takata Field, here, and Spc. Mario Coronado, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was busy double-checking the batting order to his "Warfighter" softball teammates.

  • Yongsan Family Fun Park renovations complete

    Jul 24, 2012

    Renovations were conducted on the family fun park located here on South Post. According to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Business Programs chief Ronald J. Buss, the result of the renovation was an improved facility with longer hours of operation.

  • British soccer camp comes to APG

    Jul 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Over 60 children, ages 5-14, braved the summer heat during the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp at the Aberdeen Proving Ground North (Aberdeen) soccer field July 9-13.

  • First APG Summer Fest draws hundreds

    Jul 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - From toddlers to seniors, the APG Community Summer Fest, held at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center July 12, offered something for everyone. APG service members, civilians, contractors, retirees and their Families enjoyed carnival style arcade games with prizes, kiddie inflatables, and a water slide.

  • Hale Koa child care site opens

    Jul 23, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A dedicated child care space, the first of its kind for an Armed Forces Recreation Center, was dedicated at the Hale Koa Hotel, here, by members of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Installation Management Command-Pacific, and hotel staff, July 13.

  • Back to school season approaches

    Jul 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The transition to a new duty station for Army families also means school and educational challenges.

  • Yongsan kids learn useful life skills in water

    Jul 23, 2012

    For kids, swimming is one of the necessary life skills to acquire. Once they learn how to float and move in the water they can find lots of activities to enjoy in the water. In order to help the kids adapt to the water in a short period of time, Child, Youth, and School Services provides focused swimming lessons for children to make summer both more productive and enjoyable for them on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.

  • Camp provides safety, adventures to last kids the summer

    Jul 20, 2012

    Kids need to be kids sometimes. They need to go out of the boundaries where they can fully be kids, run around, be loud and playful, without the expectation to act like an adult. It doesn't mean they should behave rampantly. They also need chance to learn how to behave appropriately in public and to respect surroundings.

  • Soap making comes to Fort Bragg

    Jul 20, 2012

    Dirt was one of several "fragrances" used during Soap Making Academy, which was offered through the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and SkillsUnlimited to teach youth how to make soap as gifts or for personal use. SKIESUnlimited is an educational enrichment program that is facilitated by Child, Youth and School Services. Other academies available to Fort Bragg youth this summer include acting, baking, bowling, dance, fencing, and golf.

  • Community kids find hope with horses

    Jul 20, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Nearly 25 Monterey Military Community families took part recently in therapeutic horse riding when a local business donated its facility for a morning of horse riding and interaction.

  • Summer day camp thriving at Casey

    Jul 19, 2012

    At Camp Casey's School Age Center July 16, children attending the Camp Adventure summer camp paint in the style of ancient cave paintings during one of the camp's many activities. The camp runs until August 18. It's open to youngsters in first through fifth grades. Each week's schedule includes arts-and-crafts, a library session, swimming and playground activities, and a field trip. Among its aims is to help foster creativity, help youngsters learn to get along with others and follow rules.

  • Eagle Scout project adds fish structures to Remington Pond

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A recent Eagle Scout project at Remington Pond is benefitting fish and anglers at Fort Drum.

  • Making a splash: Club offers aquatic fun for all swimming abilities

    Jul 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum children are beating the summer heat while also learning a valuable skill -- swimming.

  • Summertime means trip time for School Age Services youths

    Jul 19, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Exclamations and questions rang out as youths from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's School Age Services spread across the vast floor at the Technoseum in Mannheim and began to explore. "Whoa, check this out," said one youth. "What is that over there?" asked another. The questions only continued from there. "Am I supposed to jump on this?" asked a youth. "Can I touch this?"

  • Baumholder Aquatics Facility offers a place in the water for young and old

    Jul 19, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - There's a place in the water for young and old at Baumholder's Aquatics Facility. Swimming lessons can begin as soon as a child turns 1 year old with the parent and child aquatics class. This course involves the parent being in the water with the child who is 1 to about 3 years old.

  • IMCOM commanding general visits Fort Carson

    Jul 19, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander, Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, made his first visit to Fort Carson Monday-Tuesday since assuming the post in November.

  • ARNEWS senior correspondent no longer walks beat

    Jul 18, 2012

    The Army lost one of its best advocates Tuesday when William "Rob" McIlvaine died at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.

  • Soldiers share football skills with German semi-pro team

    Jul 17, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Anyone who misses watching live American-style football needs to be aware of the Wiesbaden Phantoms, a local German Football League team that includes two U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers. "We would really love to have more people come out and support our team," said Sgt. Kenneth Sharp, a Phantoms running back and tight end who works as the U.S. Army Europe Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion building coordinator.

  • Garibaldi and gelato: Smooth Move Workshop introduces teens to life in Vicenza

    Jul 16, 2012

    VICENZA, Italy -- A gaggle of teenagers took a trip downtown last Tuesday morning to learn a little something about Italian history and cuisine, Garibaldi and gelato: there's a lot of it and it comes in an endless assortment of flavors.

  • CYSS kids showcase talents at dance camp

    Jul 16, 2012

    Throughout June and July, Child Youth Schools and Services (CYSS) provided new experiences for Army children through Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIES) Specialty Dance Camps. One of the camps, named the Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Camp, featured Lindsay Swoboda as the teacher. Swoboda, who had been teaching and performing dance for numerous years, explained that there was nothing more gratifying to her than sharing the joy of dance with others. At U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, she was able to share that passion with the Community.

  • Fort McCoy fitness center offers high-intensity indoor cycling class

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Wake Up and Ride class is a way to bring the feeling of outdoor cycling inside, said Jessica Pater. Pater, an indoor-cycling instructor at the Fort McCoy Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122, teaches the class, which is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 -- 6:15 a.m. The high-intensity cardio class uses stationary bikes that can be adjusted to varying degrees of resistance, Pater said. By adjusting the resistance riders can simulate hills or flat terrain.

  • Fort McCoy Summer Camp program offers youth well-rounded out-of-school activities

    Jul 16, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Youth participating in the Summer Camp program at Fort McCoy have had a variety of informative, social and physical activities and experiences to keep busy. When temperatures topped 90 degrees, and heat indices approached 100 degrees in late June and early July, youth also found a number of Morale, Welfare and Reaction activities, such as bowling, swimming and visiting the Pine View Campground, to cool off.

  • Fort Lee officers volunteer for wheelchair games

    Jul 5, 2012

    RICHMOND -- Fourteen Army officers from Fort Lee's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education satellite course took learning outside of the classroom June 25-30 while volunteering at the 32nd National Veterans Wheelchair Games here.

  • Alan Jackson concert draws 10,000 to Fort Sill

    Jul 5, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Country music superstar Alan Jackson headlined the Army Concert Tour here June 30, as part of the post's Indepence celebration.

  • Summer Fest heats up APG with live music, comedy

    Jul 5, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground Family and Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation will bring some summer fun to the installation July 12 during the APG Community Summer Fest beginning at 4 p.m. in the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center.

  • Reading Program spells food for brain

    Jul 4, 2012

    Almost 200 children and their parents crowded around the stage as Raymond Myers, U.S. Army Garrison Casey's deputy to the garrison commander, got the party started with a reading of "The Cow Loves Cookies."

  • ACS offers federal employment workshop

    Jul 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The "Applying for Federal Employment Workshop," offered at Army Community Service, walks participants through the process of searching, applying and securing government jobs. ACS has partnered with the Susquehanna Workforce Network to offer these workshops at APG on a bimonthly basis.

  • Fort Sam Houston opens Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Jul 2, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO - - The latest of the Army's one-stop resource centers for service members and Families in transition celebrated its grand opening June 29 near the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston.