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  • 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.

  • Redskins military appreciation day draws over 3,000 to FedEx Field

    Jul 21, 2014

    The burgundy and gold VIP carpet was stylishly rolled out for regional service members July 12, 2014, before and during the first Redskins Salute Military Appreciation Day, at FedEx Field, in Landover, Maryland.

  • Wounded Warrior Mustang visits Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Wounded Warriors Family Support organization's 2014 Ford Mustang GT500 team visits Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 16.

  • Men, women equally represented on elite boxing squad

    Jul 21, 2014

    For the first time in program history, the U.S. Army World Class Program has an equal number of men and women competing in the once male-dominated sport of boxing.

  • Talented young girl spreads laughter, cheer in community

    Jul 18, 2014

    FORT BRAGG -- If you are attending a sporting event or community event, you will more than likely see mascots running around making people laugh, but what about in a grocery store or in your neighborhood?

  • Fort Hood small business outreach draws positive response, feedback

    Jul 18, 2014

    An acquisition forecast open house by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials June 17 at Fort Hood, Texas, attracted more than 125 contractor representatives.

  • Credentialing continues to benefit troops

    Jul 18, 2014

    Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans. But a creative initiative embedded in the 2014 Defense Authorization Act can give transitioning service members an advantage even before they hang up their uniforms.

  • Healing Soldiers with Horses

    Jul 18, 2014

    While deployed, he was on the road for 10 days driving from Kuwait to Iraq. He endured attacks from improvised explosive devices, mortars, sniper fire and small arms fire. Now, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Hoops, a former motor transport operator, hangs his head low as he recounts a deployment he considers "one of the worst for truck drivers."

  • Belvoir pro believes adapting key to military golf future

    Jul 17, 2014

    PGA professional Steve Greiner credits the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Wounded Warrior Golf Program for helping keep golf on the map at Fort Belvoir Golf Club, in Virginia.

  • TRADOC hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 17, 2014

    Hundreds flocked to see the Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" perform in Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) commanding general, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Warriors set for 2014 competition

    Jul 17, 2014

    Soldiers will compete in the 2014 Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition. The contest will be at Rock Island, Ill., July 28-29.

  • Day honors military, families at LETRA

    Jul 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Thousands of Soldiers, family members and friends from the Lawton-Fort Sill community came together to enjoy Fort Sill's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's annual Military Appreciation Family Fun Day.

  • Military members encouraged to use Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program

    Jul 16, 2014

    As news of the reduction in force reaches thousands of Soldiers, it's important to know that the Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program, formerly known as Army Career and Alumni Program, is still a key resource in place to help with the transition to civilian life.

  • Fussball friendship

    Jul 16, 2014

    Erbendorf hosts the 15th Engineer Battalion for a partnership fest and soccer game

  • Kuwait-based bands rock the stage at Camp Arifjan

    Jul 16, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers stationed at Camp Arifjan got a taste of Kuwait's underground music scene July 12.

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    After two years here at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, the time has come for me to bid you a fond farewell as director of Army Safety.

  • Marksmanship unit makes clean sweep of 2014 NRA National Pistol Championships

    Jul 16, 2014

    It was a historic performance for U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooters at the National Rifle Association National Pistol Championship, held at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 8-12, 2014, as Service Pistol Team members took the top three positions out of 656 competitors.

  • What is ... a winner? Fort Jackson officer competes on Jeopardy

    Jul 16, 2014

    Capt. Campbell Warner, a lawyer with the Fort Jackson Staff Judge Advocate office, competed on Jeopardy, winning more than $30,000.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • Officials invite military families, retirees to 'come home' to military health care

    Jul 14, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Military family members and retirees in the San Antonio area are invited to enroll for primary care at their local military treatment facility.

  • Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

    Jul 14, 2014

    "It's like yesterday," Col. Arthur Wittich said about his military career that began in 1956, as a Navy hospital corpsman. "I consider myself blessed. I've enjoyed my career."

  • Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

    Jul 14, 2014

    Soldiers are over-reliant on technology and this results in disengagement at the human level, Capt. Heather Schmitt told Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during Solarium 2014.

  • Battalion fun day lifts spirits through healthy competition

    Jul 12, 2014

    Dubstep music blasting from two large speakers gave an intensity to the dust-scented air of the maintenance bay that was temporarily turned into a makeshift dodgeball court. Crouched on both ends of the court, the Soldiers were ready for their 10 meter dash toward their ammunition. A seemingly anonymous voice yelled, "Go!" and an array of crossfire filled the dodgeball arena.

  • Fort Leonard Wood celebrates July 4

    Jul 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood held its annual July 4 celebration Friday, inviting surrounding communities to join in the festivities.

  • How to avoid tick bites

    Jul 10, 2014

    It's important to be fully prepared with the knowledge to live a life free from annoying tick bites or debilitating diseases. This article will educate individuals on how ticks and the diseases they carry work, how their bites can be prevented and what actions to take if bitten.

  • Team conducts resiliency seminar at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood recently hosted an Executive Resilience and Performance course at the Digital Training Facility for leadership and their spouses.

  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Trio of bands help Fort Sill celebrate Independence Day weekend

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Lawton-Fort Sill community was treated to country, pop and rock 'n' rock music July 5 during the post's Independence Day weekend concert at Polo Field.

  • Town hall stresses personal communications over digital

    Jul 9, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians from units of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) held a town hall in the old dining facility, here, Wednesday.

  • Army Entertainment hosts live trivia challenge

    Jul 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, in collaboration with the Rising Tide Sports & Entertainment Group, will present "Quest for the Best: The Armed Forces Trivia Challenge" July 19, 2014, in the Fort Sam Houston Theater on Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Dive headfirst into swimming safety

    Jul 7, 2014

    Drowning is not the only danger swimmers should be aware of as they return to the water this summer.

  • Reading program spells summer fun

    Jul 7, 2014

    More than 200 children are spending their vacation reading books and competing for prizes in Thomas Lee Hall Library's "Paws to Read" summer program.

  • Twilight Tattoo returns

    Jul 7, 2014

    Following its Independence Day break the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo returns to Whipple Field at JBM-HH starting July 9 until the end of the season. The military pageantry coupled with the breathtaking views of downtown Washington D.C. provides a wonderful backdrop to these great performances.

  • Redskins form military appreciation club

    Jul 7, 2014

    The District of Columbia National Football League team launched the franchise's free, official military appreciation club June 23.

  • Victory garden builds camaraderie

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An Aberdeen Proving Ground civilian has discovered a unique stress reliever that promotes exercise and an appreciation of Mother Nature while inspiring friendships.

  • Customer feedback drives Fort Rucker services

    Jul 7, 2014

    Customer feedback is a way for people to stay connected and improve the services and products that they care so much about, and providing that kind of feedback is no different when it comes to improving the community that so many Soldiers and Families call home.

  • Two Fort Drum Civilian Employees strike a chord in barbershop chorus

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the men of the Turning Point Chorus walked into the Commons for the quarterly Chaplain's Community Luncheon a couple of months ago, they were unsure of how the audience would react.

  • Mountainfest 2014: Sports events boost Soldiers' morale, strengthen teamwork skills

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- June 16 kicked off a week of sports and activities within all units across Fort Drum during the annual Mountainfest celebration.

  • Celebrating freedom, remembering those who paid ultimate price

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Tears from mourners, explosions of artillery guns, the melody of taps and the sad breathing of bagpipes filled a cloud-covered Memorial Park last week as Families, friends and comrades honored 10 Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and one Civilian killed in Afghanistan during 2013.

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