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  • Hawaii runners eye Washington, Army 10-Miler team spots

    Aug 25, 2014

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Office hosted its annual Hawaii Army 10-Mile Qualifying Race, here, Saturday, with the goal of crafting two teams that will face off against other Army bases worldwide.

  • Privatized lodging tops 5 years at Fort Sill

    Aug 22, 2014

    Fort Sill and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Army Lodging celebrated the five-year anniversary of privatized Army lodging (PAL) with a celebration Aug. 13 at Allin Hall.

  • All-Army men's softball try-outs under way

    Aug 22, 2014

    Twenty-five players from posts around the world arrived at Fort Sill to participate in the 2014 Men's All-Army Softball Trial Camp to compete for a spot on the Men's All-Army softball team.

  • Trainers use real dialogue, portrayals to show result of sexual misconduct

    Aug 22, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 21, 2014) -- A noncommissioned officer/instructor leans over the shoulder of Pvt. Green as she takes a test, getting within a whisker's length of her cheek despite the presence of a subordinate NCO and other military trainees in the room.

  • Soldier turns childhood pastime into heartfelt renditions

    Aug 22, 2014

    Growing up as the youngest sibling in a musically-gifted family of five, Sgt. Cortnei Fowler found herself surrounded by the harmonious sounds of her family jamming together.

  • Showtime: Soldier Show entertains, educates crowd

    Aug 22, 2014

    Spectacular stage lights, high notes and high-energy dance moves are just some of the experiences that the Wiregrass community was treated to during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show this year.

  • BOSS and SMP bring single service members together

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and Single Marine Program came together for a town hall meeting Aug. 18 to discuss barracks life and what each program offers to servicemembers.

  • Soldier places 5th in World's Fastest Drummer competition

    Aug 22, 2014

    Anyone wanting to march to the beat of a certain 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band drummer should be prepared to get where they are going very quickly.

  • Arts and Crafts Frame Shop helps preserve memories

    Aug 22, 2014

    Do you have awards, pictures, or even unit guidons to frame? If so, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts and Crafts Frame Shop has a lot to offer, and the best part is you can even learn to do it yourself.

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a third-floor classroom, a handful of mortuary affairs and unit supply specialists wait to begin a slideshow. The phrase 'death by PowerPoint' sarcastically bounces its way around. When Sgt. 1st class Adan Flores wakes up his computer to start the presentation, the mood changes. The first slide is a photo focused on a flag-draped casket secured in an aircraft. The casket is lit by daylight, with several others behind it cloaked in shadow.

  • Army communities offer free child care to new Soldiers, civilians

    Aug 19, 2014

    New Soldiers and U.S. government civilians can qualify for up to 16 hours of free child care per child at Child Development and School Age Centers in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities during their intial inprocessing.

  • Cav slams motorcycle safety

    Aug 18, 2014

    With a roar emanating from the muffler every time the throttle is twisted, a Soldier prepares to get evaluated on how well he implements safety measures as he rides. Headquarters and Headquarters Troop "Hammer," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division provides motorcycle riders with experienced mentors to help stress the importance of safety while riding on a motorcycle on Fort Hood, Texas. "I've been riding motorcycles my whole life," said Sgt. 1st Class Corey Cornell, a Midland, Michigan, native and HHT motorcycle mentor . "It's great being a mentor for Soldiers wanting to ride motorcycles. I'm able to teach them how to do it safely."

  • The 2014 U.S. Army Solider Show

    Aug 18, 2014

  • Tuskegee Airmen paved way through skies

    Aug 18, 2014

    It was seemingly just a question. "Can we sit out on the veranda so the neighbors can see that everything is OK?" Retired Lt. Col. Leo Gray was an American airman, fighting for his country in WWII, defending the world from the threat of Adolf Hitler, when he went to a country fair in Italy and met a woman. She invited him to join her and her 13-year-old daughter, who was learning English, for dinner.

  • Schofield's FMWR launches a baby-friendly fitness program

    Aug 18, 2014

    Bring Your Own Baby, or BYOBootcamp, was in full swing, or body movement, if you prefer, Aug. 12 at Ralston Field, Schofield Barracks.

  • Presidio celebrates Women's Equality Day Aug. 5

    Aug 18, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey community and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center celebrated Women's Equality Day at the Presidio's Tin Barn Aug. 5.

  • The lost art of human kindness

    Aug 17, 2014

    GANEUNG, South Korea-- Working along with volunteers from Camp Stanley and Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, the 1st "Steel" Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, liaison team volunteered at a local soup kitchen near Uijongbu, South Korea.

  • Soldier fosters hope for children in need

    Aug 16, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- Preparing for a deployment is a lengthy, time-consuming process, but one Fort Carson Soldier took on the added burden of navigating the legal system to add a seventh child to his Family.

  • Steelhead Triathlon turns 20, Event organizer reminisces -- his background led to creation of FH eve

    Aug 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As participants prepare for the 20th Annual Steelhead Triathlon here at Fort Huachuca, Leslie Woods, chief of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics -- the mastermind of all things sports and fitness at Barnes Field House -- sits in his office and reminisces over the past two decades of the triathlon event.

  • Fort Sill swimmers win AAU medals

    Aug 15, 2014

    Three Fort Sill youth swimmers excelled in competition July 30 through Aug. 3 at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • 'Team Military Moms' to represent Fort Drum, Army families on Food Network show

    Aug 14, 2014

    Three Fort Drum, New York, spouses will have an opportunity to show what they are made of from the confines of a pink camouflage food truck starting at 9 p.m. EDT, Aug. 17, 2014, on Food Network's Great Food Truck Race.

  • Officials call new chapel symbol of 'hope, sanctuary' during unveiling

    Aug 14, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum community members attended a dedication ceremony July 31 at the Main Post Chapel where more than 12,000 square feet of new space that doubled the size of its sanctuary and added a religious education wing was unveiled after two years of renovations and new construction.

  • Army strong: Soldier goes past physical training time; efforts enhance all aspects of his life

    Aug 14, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Pushing himself in more than just morning physical training Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Foster, Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC) student, has found exercise is not only his outlet, it's his passion.

  • Healthy turnout for inaugural 5k event

    Aug 14, 2014

    About 130 runners and walkers of all ages turned out Saturday morning at Davidson Fitness Center for the inaugural 5k for Fun, Fitness and Health.

  • Soldier springs into action to save a life

    Aug 14, 2014

    One Soldier took matters into his own soon-to-be bloody hands when he noticed a traffic accident on a South Korean expressway July 12.

  • Providing care to your furry family

    Aug 14, 2014

    Boarding kennels have become a popular option for pet owners as an alternative to in-home pet sitters. While having someone come to your home offers the benefit of familiar surroundings, it lacks the quality time your pets are used to receiving.

  • NCNG Family Program raises PTSD awareness

    Aug 14, 2014

    Every eye is peeled on Bobby Grey, a Marine veteran speaking about his attempted suicide during Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day at the National Guard Armory here, July 26.

  • Gone fishing

    Aug 14, 2014

    Many people at Anniston Army Depot find fishing to be an exciting pastime. For the depot's Directorate of Public Works, managing the installation's ponds stocked with bass and bream can be quite a challenge. Too often, people under-fish the pond, returning too many fish to the water, and this affects the fish population. Some anglers believe returning all fish to the pond is a good conservation practice. Fisheries biologists know this is often not a good idea.

  • Homeless: Stray population increases

    Aug 14, 2014

    Hidden behind a high fence stands a building that many people driving on the installation might not even know is there, but the Fort Rucker Stray Facility on Andrews Road near the Enterprise gate needs the help of the community to save nine furry faces that desperately need a place to call home.

  • Illusionist mixes fun with 'completely unforgettable' time

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation excels at entertaining Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families and employees, and the upcoming illusionist show is no exception when it comes to top-notch entertainment.

  • Day-off dedicated to single Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Fort Sill Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program held a day of camaraderie Aug. 8 with a celebration at the Patriot Club's Quinette Pool.

  • Collaborative partnership yields new pay system

    Aug 12, 2014

    Work on the Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army (IPPS-A), the Army's new web-based personnel and pay solution, has been enhanced by an effective partnership between acquisition and functional professionals.

  • Natural beauty of breastfeeding may require some effort, at first

    Aug 12, 2014

    Some less renowned mothers might say that while nursing one's child is naturally beautiful, it may require a little more than what's being purported; but the advantages to the child and mother are well worth it.

  • IMCOM-Europe All-Stars to take on U.S. colleges' best

    Aug 12, 2014

    After two weekends of tryouts to identify Installation Management Command-Europe's 15 best basketball players, including players from Wiesbaden, Vicenza and Baumholder among other places, the IMCOM-E All-Stars are training hard to face a squad of 10 players recruited from training camps in the United States.

  • Cigarette Butler cleans up JBLM

    Aug 12, 2014

    An estimated 195 million pounds of cigarette butts are improperly discarded in the United States annually, which is equal to the weight of about 33,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles. In an ongoing effort to eliminate left over tobacco products, a non-profit organization developed a program to recycle the waste.

  • New lives for old dogs

    Aug 11, 2014

    Throughout the ages, dogs have served as a valuable asset to militaries everywhere. In modern times, they continue to serve with U.S. Soldiers in some of the most dangerous conflicts ever.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • Vice chief: Never forget where we put our Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2014

    "We still have Soldiers and families we need to continue to care for," said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell during his farewell ceremony Aug. 8, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Fort Bragg paratrooper proudly serves in Afghanistan

    Aug 11, 2014

    Sgt. Lauren M. Martin, who performs as an administrative noncommissioned officer at the US Forces-Afghanistan, Headquarters Company, currently deployed to Afghanistan with the XVIII Airborne Corps, does not hide her pride for serving in the U.S. Army.

  • Watercolor painting instructor glad to share years of experience

    Aug 8, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - A skilled artist has been volunteering his artistic talents by teaching watercolor painting classes for a decade on Camp Walker.

  • Comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable

    Aug 8, 2014

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The shocking words read by actors during a dramatic reading of the play "Tape" provided a unique Sexual Assault/Harassment Response and Prevention training event for U.S. Army Central and Area Support Group- Kuwait Soldiers and civilians here Aug. 5.

  • Army leadership school graduate brings his insight back to Ansbach

    Aug 8, 2014

    Patrick Kabuye, sports and fitness coordinator with U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, graduated earlier this summer from the Advanced Course of the Army Management Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Kabuye has since brough back his insight to improve USAG Ansbach.

  • From child soldier to U.S. Soldier

    Aug 8, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Pfc. Anthony Lodiong serves as a U.S. Army logistician with 10th Sustainment Brigade, currently deployed to Bagram Airfield in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He spends his days working at the brigade's humanitarian relief yard, but he is haunted by early memories -- memories of war and of a stolen childhood.

  • Army major presented with service dog at Picatinny leash ceremony

    Aug 8, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - U.S. Army Maj. (Ret) Will Lyles was presented with a service dog during a ceremony here July 24. The Marine Cares Foundation presented 'Spartan' to Lyles during a banquet that followed the organization's 8th annual Lance Cpl. Christopher Cosgrove Memorial golf outing. Lyles lost both of his legs, sustained multiple wounds and burns after stepping on an IED during a deployment to Afghanistan. Cosgrove was assigned to Picatinny Arsenal's Marine Corps Reserve unit, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Corps Regiment. Cosgrove was killed in October 2006 by a suicide car bomber at an entry control point in Fallujah, Iraq.

  • Energy Savings Performance Contract sets Fort Buchanan on path toward achieving Army's Net Zero goal

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first and only Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to include wind power generation is nearly complete at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. One of several energy conservation measures implemented through the ESPC, two wind turbines will produce an estimated 5 percent of the energy consumed by the installation. In addition, a total of 21,824 solar photovoltaic panels will produce about 5.5 megawatts of power, which is at least 60 percent of the installation's current power demand at its peak production.

  • Soldier Show entertains Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 8, 2014

    Hundreds of troops and Family members enjoyed a live Broadway-style variety performance July 31 and Friday during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Abrams Theater. To get the crowd excited before the show, troops were invited to stand in the aisles and show off their dance moves, then a few Soldiers and Airmen-in-training were invited on stage to sing for their fellow service members.

  • Preventing the sexual predator

    Aug 8, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Aug. 8, 2014) - When the U.S. Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program started in 2008, the focus was on building confidence throughout the service community to report sexual harassment and assault.

  • Picatinny Arsenal Garrison directorate hires Vets for several security vacancies

    Aug 8, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - "As recently as March of this year the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) was staffed at 42 percent of its authorized strength," according to its director, Craig Cugini.

  • Educators Gain Insight On Redstone Resources

    Aug 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone has a message for Tennessee Valley educators -- we want to work with your students, our future workforce.

  • ACS asks for community input

    Aug 7, 2014

    Army Community Service is conducting a survey in order to refine programs and opportunities offered at Fort Jackson.

  • Ravens camp honors military

    Aug 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens honored local service members, veterans and their families Monday night during the team's annual Military Appreciation Night, which coincided with its open training camp at M&T Bank Stadium. Of the 28,000 fans who took advantage of the chance to watch their favorite NFL team in action for free, nearly 3,500 troops and their families received reserved end zone seating, special edition t-shirts, and an extended autograph signing session with players and coaches after the game.

  • SDDC commander takes vehicle shipment concerns to heart

    Aug 7, 2014

    The commanding general of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command seized the opportunity to visit the Kaiserslautern Vehicle Processing Center at Kapaun Air Station, Germany, while in country visiting one of her subordinate units Aug. 5 -- 7.

  • Motorcycle Mentors Ensure Safety for Riders

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Safety Ride Aug. 1. The ride started at the Motorcycle Training Range for inspections and riding drills before heading to Victorville, Calif. This allowed mentors to assess each motorcycle for street legality, its mechanical integrity, and the competency of the riders.

  • Army general killed in Afghanistan

    Aug 6, 2014

    An American general was killed Aug. 5, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, by an individual wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Family Life Chaplains, Part II: Strong Bonds and Beyond

    Aug 6, 2014

    Part two of an exploration of the history and impact of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' Family Life program within our Army in a two part series.

  • Army civilian develops interview method to help unlock memories, reduce revictimization

    Aug 4, 2014

    A revolutionary approach to interviewing sexual assault victims, created by a Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, researcher, is obtaining more information about crimes -- potentially leading to more offender prosecutions.

  • Energy contract sets Fort Buchanan on path to Army's Net Zero goal

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Corps of Engineers' first and only Energy Savings Performance Contract to include wind power generation is nearly complete at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

  • SMA: The Army Ethic 'doorway' to profession

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Army Ethic is the "doorway" into our profession, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, during an interview with senior Army leaders at the conclusion of the CSA Army Profession Symposium, held at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 30-31, 2014.

  • Summer Camps provide fun, instruction for kids

    Aug 1, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- In an effort to provide Camp Humphreys' youth with activities that will get them outdoors, running around and honing their athletic skills, CYSS Youth Sports has been providing different weekly sports clinics for children of all ages. A baseball/softball camp, from July 14-18, started the season and was followed by volleyball, flag football, basketball and concludes with soccer. Raina Goodlow, the Humphreys Youth Sports director, said the clinics have garnered a lot of positive responses in the last couple of years, so they decided to keep the program running. Even though each clinic is only five days, those are days the children are not spending playing video games. The emphasis during the clinics is fitness and fun. Anyone who would like to help out with future clinics or volunteer with Youth Sports, should contact Goodlow at 753-5612. -- U.S. Army photos by Daiquan Wilson

  • Civilian Wellness Program aims to boost morale, promote healthy lifestyles

    Aug 1, 2014

    The Civilian Wellness program provides federal civilian employees with an incentive to participate in physical activity during work hours.

  • Flu shots: Are your children prepared?

    Aug 1, 2014

    The best way to protect your children from contracting the influenza virus is to ensure they--and you--receive an annual influenza vaccine.

  • Why am I still thinking about deployment?

    Aug 1, 2014

    If the memories of a traumatic event are causing serious problems in your life, talk with a medical professional, behavioral health provider or chaplain.

  • Back-to-school time calls for vaccinations

    Aug 1, 2014

    Immunization is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their children's health.

  • New Recruits and the Chaplain Corps' Dedication to Soldier Wellness

    Aug 1, 2014

    Soldier difficulties and the Chaplain Corps' dedication to holistic Soldier wellness.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day Ready To Return

    Aug 1, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The news is out. The 43rd annual Redstone Arsenal Retiree Appreciation Day is set Sept. 18-20.

  • Stress management and the Performance Triad

    Aug 1, 2014

    While attempting to eliminate stress from one's life may not be realistic or even healthy, we can expect improvement in coping with life's stressors if we apply Performance Triad principles. The Army's comprehensive plan to strengthen our readiness and increase resilience is called the Performance Triad. The triad promotes engaging in activity, improving nutrition, and getting quality sleep.

  • American hunters recognized through German time-honored tradition

    Jul 31, 2014

    Fifteen Americans received their hunting certificates, or Jägerbriefe, and were inducted into the Jaegerschaft Wiesbaden at a ceremony held at the historic Jagdschloss Platte, in Wiesbaden, Germany, July 25, 2014.

  • Fort Sill lifeguard saves teenager from lake

    Jul 31, 2014

    Soldiers are trained to protect on land, but Staff Sgt. Ronnie Moore, Fires Center of Excellence, saved a life in water July 26, 2014, at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • Croonin' captain

    Jul 31, 2014

  • Camp Carroll lifeguards make safety a priority

    Jul 30, 2014

    USAG DAEGU -- Soldiers are taught to always put mission first. However, they are not the only ones who face the challenge of doing their jobs not only extremely well, but safely. So, when it comes to mission and safety, that's something people like lifeguards understand all too well. For a lifeguard, safety is definitely a primary consideration. Also, it is obvious that prevention becomes the key element in their efforts to perform their jobs well. In other words, stopping an accident before it takes place, is far better than trying to react to it once it has occurred. Lifeguards are a special group of people who probably know this fact better than most, and for those serving at the USAG Daegu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics, swimming pool on Camp Carroll, it's something that they take quite seriously, and given their high level of perfection, it's understandable. "If a dangerous incident occurs while a patron is in the pool, the lifeguard could be blamed. As a lifeguard, what we have to do is be on top of the potential crisis before the customer gets into real trouble. We are ready to do that. We place safety first at all times, and that's what we willingly sacrifice for," said Ryan White, Assistant Manager, USAG Daegu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. To ensure customers enjoy their time swimming or wading in the cool waters of the pool, lifeguards are posted at all times. To prepare them for any possible emergency, weekly mini-training is conducted. That training consists of simulated accidents, aimed at coping with any accidents that might occur. At least three times a week, lifeguards take part in 500 meter swimming exercises. These events are checked by their seniors, and at that time they are told what they are doing or not doing correctly. The lifeguard's responsibilities are governed by regulations. In Area IV, Camp Walker holds lifeguard training annually. It is during that time when all lifeguards from Camp Carroll must participate--in order to retain their skills and their certification. With their focus on maintaining a high level of safety, sports, fitness and aquatics Director Modesto A. Rodriquez said, "We don't have accidents often. To my knowledge, I would say we have not had a pool accident at Camp Carroll in maybe 4 to 5 years." As one can imagine, where safety is involved, there is the need for adherence to strict rules. At the Camp Carroll pool, as is the case at the Camp Walker pool facility, there are several rules all swimmers must follow. Among them are "Do not run," "Drinking liquor is not allowed here," and "Please do not wear sunglasses." Pool officials said that in most instances, accidents can be avoided by following these rules. "If someone tries to do something they're not suppose to do or is about to fall into trouble, the on duty lifeguard will blow the whistle to warn him or her, or whomever is closest to the person, will signal everybody else before the incident becomes serious," said White. To ensure lifeguards have an opportunity to stay on top of their duties and performance, they must follow the "20 seconds" rule. That means the first 10 seconds is for lifeguards to recognize what is happening, and the next 10 seconds is to save a life. Therefore, they are compelled to watch their area of responsibility at all times...with no room for error. White said, "We will do our best to makes customers feel comfortable--as long as it doesn't harm the safety of our pool." If you plan to spend your summer in the pool, then the Camp Carroll swimming pool is the best choice you can make. Come and enjoy the fun. The lifeguards are always ready and prepared for you.

  • New Parent Support Group stresses health benefits of breast-feeding

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - An age-old feeding practice is raising eyebrows and drawing curious stares in some military communities. And while such sights initially seem out of the ordinary to unsuspecting bystanders, participants say, don't be alarmed, it's natural and great for babies.

  • Youth Sports helps quarterbacks, receivers prepare for season at Football Camp

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young Joe Montanas and Jerry Rices threw bullets, zig-zagged out of the pocket and snagged pass after pass during Child, Youth and School Services' Football Camp July 22-24. "This camp is aimed at helping the kids get prepared for Youth Services and high school football to give them confidence, and it's an opportunity for volunteer coaches to get assimilated with the players," said John English, assistant director for Youth Services Sports.

  • Lazy Dragons paddle for fun, fitness, camaraderie

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Poised with paddles submerged below the surface, arms stretched straight forward and heads down, row upon row of paddlers wait for the start. As soon as the official yells "Go," they pull their paddles backward, first slowly, then frantically plunging them into the churning water as one body. Five boats surge forward, but only one counts in English: the Lazy Dragons. But they don't live up to their name.

  • Library treats youths to stories, field trips, more in summer reading program

    Jul 30, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Did you forget how to read this summer?" Participants in Wiesbaden Library's "Paws to Read" summer reading program were happy to answer a resounding "No" to Library Director Ann Burski's question July 17. The young readers, in grades first through sixth, were at the library to enjoy a host of activities ranging from arts and crafts to stories and field trips.

  • Substance abuse changes lives, careers

    Jul 30, 2014

  • Army shooters win prestigious Presidents Trophies

    Jul 30, 2014

    Sgt. Augustus Dunfey, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outscored 1,100 other competitive service rifle shooters to claim the President's Rifle Trophy at the National Trophy Matches, at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 22, 2014.

  • ACS celebrates turning 49

    Jul 30, 2014

    Dating back to the Revolutionary War, Army spouses assisting other Army families has been a long-standing tradition.

  • Army investigators warn public about romance scams

    Jul 30, 2014

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once again warning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crime that CID has dubbed "the Romance Scam."

  • Cav Soldiers, Make-a-Wish collaborate for ill child

    Jul 30, 2014

    Chances to make wishes are plenty. People wish upon a star. They throw pennies into wishing wells. They even make wishes and blow out birthday candles. One 1st Cavalry Division child had an unforgettable wish granted on his birthday July 28.

  • DFMWR rec center offers fun, active options for all

    Jul 30, 2014

    Hawaii is picture-perfect nearly every day of the year, but summer is perhaps the best time to take advantage of the many great outdoor activities living in an island state provides.

  • Protect yourself from new-to-U.S. virus carried by mosquitoes

    Jul 29, 2014

    A virus called "chikungunya" carried by mosquitoes that are common in the continental United States is likely to appear in locations where Soldiers, Army civilians and their families work and live.

  • Framing class teaches practical, artistic skills

    Jul 29, 2014

    One thing that is common in every household are picture frames, especially custom picture frames which are great presents to give or receive. However, custom picture frames are expensive to purchase. Luckily the Camp Humphreys' Community Activity Center came up with a clever solution to this simple issue. People who live here can take advantage of the Arts and Crafts Center's Framing and Matting class, held in the Community Activity Center.

  • Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, July 24, 2014.

  • BOSS volunteers pitch in to help move a German kindergarten

    Jul 28, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In rain and shine and box by box, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers provided free labor and a load of help to a local German kindergarten July 21-25. Känguru Kindergarten, an Erbenheim school for special needs students, needed to move next door to its new building, but lacked the funds to hire a professional moving company. Nineteen BOSS volunteers, Army and Air Force, stepped in with muscle power and can-do attitudes.

  • Company marches to help homeless children

    Jul 28, 2014

    D Company, 53rd Signal Battalion raises more than $2,000 for local charity

  • Army program gives students hands-on engineering experience

    Jul 28, 2014

    Local high school students worked beside Army engineers and scientists in their labs as part of a new science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM -- program here July 7-18.

  • Tripler's Fisher House recevies donation

    Jul 28, 2014

  • Softball thriving in Warrior Country

    Jul 28, 2014

    Dozens of Area I teams take to ball field yearly with game-on passion, playbook savvy

  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • Female boxers excel in World Class Athlete Program

    Jul 24, 2014

    Four female Soldier-boxers in the U.S. Army World Class Program have won national boxing championships while training to contend for spots on Team USA for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Army Community Service celebrates 49 years of service

    Jul 24, 2014

    Army Community Service provides critical services and programs for active duty service members, DoD civilians, retirees and their families. On the cusp of five decades of service, ACS will celebrate its 49th birthday.

  • Fort Sill youth bowlers enjoy 'spare' time

    Jul 24, 2014

    More than 70 youths ranging in ages from 5 to 18 participated in the Twin Oaks Bowling Center summer youth camp July 14-18.

  • Fort Sill bowling manager earns benchmark certification

    Jul 24, 2014

    The manager of the Fort Sill Twin Oaks Bowling Center received a prestigious national certification.

  • Hundreds turn out for 'NFL Play 60' at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 24, 2014

    Hundreds of children ran, jumped, kicked and tackled their way to good health during NFL Play 60, held by the St. Louis Rams July 16 on Fort Leonard Wood's Gerlach Field. Designed for children ages 7 to 14 but open to all ages up to 18, the event let participants play at more than a dozen different activity stations from noon to 2 p.m.

  • U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 24, 2014

    Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.

  • Navy wife bests Air Force husband in Quest for the Best

    Jul 24, 2014

    Patricia Keilberg bested husband Keith to win a trip to Las Vegas in the inaugural "Quest for the Best," a test of trivial knowledge played in an interactive game-show fashion by Armed Forces contestants July 19 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Senior Commander Values Mentoring Others

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Growing up" professionally as an officer in one of the nation's most challenging and forward-moving organizations can offer an abundant backdrop for learning the lessons of adaptive leadership.

  • Executive Panel Offers Tips On Managing Employeees

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sixty-two questions. That's how many queries on leadership that the participants in the Aviation and Missile Command's 2014 Leader Investment for Tomorrow Leadership Forum had for five Team Redstone executives who participated in a panel discussion at their leadership forum July 16.

  • Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management's future

    Jul 23, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (JULY 15, 2014) -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command walks the talk, increasing its investment in employee development through a revitalized, year-long mentorship program, which kicked off with a three day orientation July 15. Twenty-eight mentees paired with their 28 mentors and five senior mentors, from installations around the globe, gathered to begin participation in the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program.

  • Silver Star awarded to 95-year-old Army veteran

    Jul 21, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. Ralph W. Kuethe, 95, was awarded a Silver Star medal in Conmy Hall at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, July 11, 2014, 70 years after serving in World War II.

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