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  • Tax Center eases burden: Offers free professional help, filing

    Jan 16, 2015

    Taxes may be a certainty in life, but preparing and filing them doesn't have to be a burden.

  • Fort Stewart Experiences Unique Birth

    Jan 16, 2015

    Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.

  • Comedy live: Show brings 'fun, laughter, stress relief'

    Jan 16, 2015

    If there's any truth to the idiom that laughter is the best medicine, then people will be feeling fine at an upcoming Fort Rucker event.

  • Resolution execution: Fitness marathon kickstarts 2015 fitness goals

    Jan 16, 2015

    One of the most popular New Year's resolutions people make every year is to improve their health with exercise, and the Fort Rucker physical fitness centers are spearheading the charge to success with Resolution Execution.

  • First women to attend Ranger Course

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Army announced Jan. 15 that female Soldiers will be allowed, for the first time, to attend the Army's Ranger Course and possibly earn the coveted Ranger tab.

  • FMWR offers new fitness options

    Jan 16, 2015

    Resolving to lose weight and stay fit at the beginning of a new year is so common it's become a cliché.

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Two online resources help Hawaii students advance

    Jan 16, 2015

    Parents want what is best for their children and a good education ranks as a top priority.

  • IMCOM Commander's safety message: Think about what matters

    Jan 15, 2015

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. As we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., CSM Hartless and I encourage you to reflect on the importance of being involved in what matters to you.

  • Functional Fitness Center opens in Rose Barracks

    Jan 13, 2015

    'The Box' at the Memorial Fitness Center gives Soldiers and civilians space for CrossFit-inspired workouts.

  • DoD announces European Infrastructure Consolidation actions

    Jan 9, 2015

    The Department of Defense announced the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Jan 8, 2015

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Pershing Community Center to reopen Tuesday

    Jan 8, 2015

    After being closed for more than six months for renovations, the Pershing Community Center is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. The center is reopening following the installation of a new HVAC system and some "touch-ups" to the facility.

  • Simple preventative measures make winter travel safer

    Jan 8, 2015

    People may not think of cold weather when they think about Alabama, but not properly planning for the cold can cost you dearly in the deep south this winter.

  • Army family team building turns 20

    Jan 8, 2015

    Becoming part of the Army family involves more effort than many people realize, and that's why the Army made it a priority to help people immerse themselves in Army culture to better understand what it means to be part of the Army family.

  • 2014 base sporting events set tone for more of the same in 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    More championships were claimed and race miles were logged during an eventful sports year on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Not your mama's workout

    Jan 6, 2015

    An exercise amateur tries three classes at the Tower Barracks gym

  • Childhood interest turns to Army profession

    Jan 6, 2015

    In this day and age almost any successful organization, at least in some part, relies upon the technical advancement known as the personal computer. In this aspect the Army is no different; so it is essential that these systems are operating, and are doing so efficiently and effectively.

  • The Army goes rolling along

    Jan 5, 2015

    In 1919, Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower was part of a convoy of military vehicles to test the Army's mobility on U.S. soil. That convoy helped lead to the creation of the U.S. interstate highway system.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

    Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new winter sport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration

  • Cancer survivor hopes to make a difference

    Jan 5, 2015

    Saxton Crump was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma at age 11. He was hospitalized and fought for a year before winning the battle against the third most common form of primary bone cancer that typically starts in the bones.

  • MP brigade chefs win top title during installation competition

    Jan 5, 2015

    After months of preparation and winning two previous culinary competitions earlier in 2014, cooks Sgt. Javier Henriquez, 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, and Spc. Jacques Harrington, 57th MP Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, wrapped up the year by sweepin the annual U.S. Army Hawaii Installation Junior Enlisted and Noncommissioned Officer Chef of the Year competition last month.

  • Ringing in the New Year doesn't have to be a risky event

    Dec 31, 2014

    New Year's Eve is usually a joyous time when people reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and make a commitment to a more prosperous year ahead. If you're not careful, though, that enjoyable evening can quickly turn sour and spoil the start of your New Year. The good news is that you can prevent such a turn of events by using common sense and putting into practice a range of simple safety measures.

  • Garrison Meets Mission In Era Of Constrained Resources

    Dec 31, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Garrison in 2014 had a year of continued posturing for future growth.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier makes giving back a family affair

    Dec 30, 2014

    It seemed like just another day at Womack Army Medical Center. Patients were coming and going. Monitors were beeping. Deadlines were rapidly approaching and passing. Suddenly, the hallway was filled with the sound of jingling bells. Looks of surprise were changed to smiles as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and two elves approached. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class. Jason Guenther from the United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command and his family brought holiday cheer to Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center on December 22, 2014, by dressing up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and two elves. Starting in the pediatric center, they purposefully roamed through the hallways in search of children and anyone needing a dose of holiday cheer. Toys and candy were given to every child, staff member and bystander they encountered.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • MWR Kennels is a second home for military pets

    Dec 30, 2014

    When Cathy Barker's husband, an Army Soldier, was away on deployment last year, she wanted to take their two young sons on a trip to visit family on the mainland.

  • How to ring in the new year German-style

    Dec 29, 2014

    Germany is rife with New Year's Eve traditions, from watching a quirky British movie about a 90-year-old woman to drinking rum-spiked punch from a kettle.

  • Thunder Santas give out presents to local children

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Maj. James Brant, the Aviation Officer for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, and Warrant Officer 1 Gabrielle Prado, the Electronic Warfare Technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, become Santa Claus for one day and hand out toys and presents to local children at the Dongducheon Volunteer Center on Christmas Eve. The toys were donated by the Soldiers within the brigade and were given to local children.

  • President calls USFOR-A Soldiers on Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2014

    The Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, called two Task Force Sabre Soldiers today, to thank them for their service, offer encouragement and wish them and their families a Merry Christmas.

  • Presidio FMWR Block Leave Shuttle Service

    Dec 24, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey's Hobson Recreation Center extended its normal operating hours throughout the annual 24-hour block leave shuttle bus program departure period Dec. 18 and 19.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault: See It! Report It! Stop It!

    Dec 23, 2014

    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to Army's policy on sexual harassment, it violates acceptable standards of integrity and conduct required of all Army personnel - military and civilian.

  • Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale

    Dec 23, 2014

    Nurturing baby American Bald Eagles in a man-made crib atop a 23-foot tower seems like a tall tale, but that is exactly how biologists carried out a conservation plan in the late 1980s to restore the nation's symbol to the upper Cumberland region.

  • Soldier for life reaches out to gold star families

    Dec 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, as the commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, welcomed Army and Navy gold star families to the 115th Army-Navy football game, to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star.

  • Drawdown impacting communities significantly, environment not impacted

    Dec 22, 2014

    The drawdown is and will continue to impact many communities across America and in turn, communities have an impact on the drawdown as well, according to a recent report.

  • Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

    Dec 22, 2014

    Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army and DOD officials met with a senior non-commissioned officer Dec. 15, 2014, to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values, despite facing harassment after confronting Service members who were behaving unethically online.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with a senior noncommissioned officer Dec. 15 to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members who were behaving unethically online.

  • Volunteers adorn 230,000 gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America eve

    Dec 18, 2014

    The headstones of 230,000 veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, were adorned with wreaths Dec. 13, 2014, as 50,000 volunteers participated in the annual Wreaths Across America event.

  • Military spouse gives roller derby a whirl

    Dec 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Every Friday night an APG military spouse dons protective gear and roller skates to transform into her roller derby alter ego, "Baconator."

  • Gold star families honored at Army-Navy game

    Dec 17, 2014

    The gold star families of a Soldier and a Marine, both of whom played military academy football and later were killed in combat, were honored Dec. 13 at the 115th Army-Navy game to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star pin.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • Wreaths across America take over Devens cemetery

    Dec 15, 2014

    On a sunny Saturday morning, nearly 100 people placed wreaths at the headstones of the 426 Veterans who were laid to rest at the Fort Devens cemetery.

  • Something in the water? FLW soldiers win back-to-back singing competitions

    Dec 15, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Michael Joseph, a drummer in the 399th Army Band stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, won the Army's 2014 Operation Rising Star Singing contest Friday, held at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre. The 2013 Rising Star, Sgt. Christiana Ball, is a drill sergeant also stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. Joseph sang "Something in the Water" by Carrie Underwood as his victory song after being named the 2014 winner.

  • Spirit of Giving

    Dec 15, 2014

  • U.S. Armed Forces Men capture international basketball title

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team defeated Lithuania, the reigning champs, 89-82 to win the 2014 SHAPE International Basketball Championship Dec. 6. Air Force Capt. Matt Holland of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., was named Most Valuable Player of the six-day tournament that featured teams from Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, France, Canada, United Kingdom and Belgium.

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

    American and Korean sevicemembers and their families celebrated the holidays and enduring friendship at the 7th Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center Dec. 14.

  • Arlington National Cemetery continues improvements, director testifies

    Dec 12, 2014

    In testimony on Capitol Hill, the executive director of Army National Cemeteries said as the pace of interments remain at an all-time high, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, continues process improvements.

  • Mentoring program prepares future leaders

    Dec 12, 2014

    A mentoring program to enhance both personal and professional growth has been established at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Student officers volunteer at Richmond clothing giveaway

    Dec 12, 2014

    Second Lt. Alexander Henriod never expected to become an instant authority on women's shoes while studying at Fort Lee's Army Logistics University. However, while volunteering at a "gently used" winter clothing giveaway along with 23 other Basic Officer Leader Course students Dec. 7, he became a fast learner.

  • Chaplain assistant provides care, patience

    Dec 12, 2014

    Only three days after Christmas, the Army will celebrate its 105th year since the creation of the chaplain assistant position, and will dedicate this day to honoring the men and women who were given the special duty of assisting chaplains in performing their duties by providing religious support for all Soldiers and their Families. Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Aaron LaBarge, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, arrived at Fort Campbell in October and has been fulfilling his duties with enthusiasm since joining the Army in 2007.

  • USA Medical Command selects Career Counselor of the Year

    Dec 12, 2014

    The US Army Medical Command named its top Career Counselor of the Year following a daylong competition held Nov. 18. Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, representing the Southern Regional Medical Command, was named the US Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year, with Staff Sgt. Kindra Ford, representing the Western Regional Medical Command, as the runner-up.

  • Holiday party boasts food, fun and exceptional family members

    Dec 12, 2014

    Laughter and excitement filled the air as children partook in food, fun and crafts at the Exceptional Family Member Program's annual holiday party here Dec. 4.

  • SHARP app puts help in Soldiers' hands

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT BENNING -- A new Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) "WeCare" app was developed for the Army. The app supplies users with hotline numbers, links and manuals to aid in seeking support during a difficult time, whether it is a suicidal situation or case of sexual assault.

  • Sending the love

    Dec 11, 2014

    Whether it's a box full of candy and cookies or something more practical like shaving cream or shampoo, a simple package or letter in the mail has the potential to make a Soldier's deployment just a little bit brighter.

  • Human capital strategy needed to ensure future readiness

    Dec 11, 2014

    Incorporating objectives and metrics, Army Contracting Command officials are addressing organizational workforce requirements for the future.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Soldier for Life sings praises of Army Entertainment

    Dec 11, 2014

    Retired Army staff sergeant Ron Henry keeps giving back to the U.S. military by singing his "Soldier for Life" stories. He recently reunited with Army Entertainment as one of six all-stars in the 2014 Operation Rising Star Presented by PenFed military singing contest at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Oh, Christmas tree: Event kicks off holiday season

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Rucker officially kicked off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting ceremony at Howze Field Dec. 4.

  • Operation Santa puts the happy in 'Happy Holidays'

    Dec 11, 2014

    The holiday season is a time for cheer and good tidings, but it can also be a time filled with stress and financial burdens.

  • Looking for career progression? Join the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

    Dec 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 7, 2014) -- With critical installation management vacancies in deployed locations open now, U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees have additional career development opportunities at their fingertips.

  • Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

  • Fort Huachuca Soldiers, Families receive free trees

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - Soldiers and Family members of Fort Huachuca lined up to receive their free Christmas tree during the Trees for Troops� program at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre parking lot Dec. 5.

  • APG remembers "Why We Serve"

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 750 Soldiers and DOD civilians reaffirmed their respective oaths of service to the nation during the "Why We Serve" program at the Myer Auditorium Nov. 25.

  • Chaplain assistant fulfills desire to serve

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Carlos Vazquez has always known that in one capacity or another, he would spend his life serving others.

  • Soldiers worldwide showing holiday spirit

    Dec 10, 2014

    While Soldiers and their families are getting in the holiday mood, many are far from home, engaged in worldwide training and operations in Africa, Eastern Europe, Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

    Dec 9, 2014

    2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment along with Fort Irwin celebrated the National American Indian Heritage Month at the Sandy Basin Community Center, here on Dec. 3.

  • Vanguard Brigade conducts training to enhance parenting skills

    Dec 8, 2014

    Soldiers of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, came together for a training class on the 1-2-3 Magic parenting program.

  • Soldiers celebrate festival with holiday classics

    Dec 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington presented its annual holiday season with a full dress rehearsal kick-off concert at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Fort Irwin enjoys a not-so-random act of kindness from Los Angelenos

    Dec 7, 2014

    Looking to start another great tradition at Fort Irwin, Bridget Blehm, a Yorba Linda resident and founder of For Families of Active Military, recruited a platoon of volunteers from the greater Los Angeles area to come to Fort Irwin to help decorate the post's Towne Center for Christmas.

  • How to get a 25-foot Christmas tree to stand proud

    Dec 7, 2014

    While most people were preparing for Thanksgiving, four workers from Fort Irwin's FMWR and High Desert Support Services had their sights elsewhere. On the morning of Nov. 22, they took delivery of a 25-foot white pine and focused their attention on how to stand up the post's showcase Christmas tree at Towne Center plaza on Langford Lake Road. The following Monday and Tuesday, the second phase began for the tree's transformation. For this, Gold Star Father Rick Creed came from Rancho Cucamonga to take charge.

  • Another 100,000 troops on road to civilian employment

    Dec 5, 2014

    As more Soldiers prepare to transition out of the Army, private-sector businesses continue to make the pledge to put those experienced Service members to work.

  • Pregnancy PT provides fitness for expecting Soldiers

    Dec 5, 2014

    Pregnant and postpartum Soldiers now have a PT group tailored specifically to their needs in USAG Bavaria.

  • Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather verbal community-unique considerations during community listening sessions being conducted at 30 communities across the Army. Fort Huachuca is one of them.

  • Fort Huachuca Holiday Giving Tree is wrapping up

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Each year since 1988, the Chaplain's Office Outreach Ministries Program personnel, organize the event by collecting gift donations and distributing them to Service member Families, so they too can celebrate the holidays.

  • U.S. Army Europe Career Counselor of the Year named

    Dec 5, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Efrain Garcia, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, has been named U.S. Army Europe's Career Counselor of the Year for the second straight year.

  • Partners in Care feeds Guard families

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Maryland National Guard's Partners in Care initiative donated 50 holiday meals to Soldiers and Airmen for Thanksgiving. The meals were delivered to the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 24, 2014.

  • Holiday House provides gifts for military Families

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Operation Homefront program "Holiday House" is in full swing this giving season as they prepare to help Fort Campbell Families celebrate the holidays. This program provides help to military service members E-6 and below and their Families by providing toys to those in need.

  • Bringing Holiday Cheer to Troops

    Dec 5, 2014

    Every year around the holidays, some families experience added stress. Maybe because of visiting relatives, finding the last doll, or cooking for dozens. But for some on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, one stress that is avoided is the buying of a Christmas tree. Service members arrived at the Northwest Adventure Center on JBLM North Fort to claim a free Christmas tree during this year's "Trees for Troops" event Dec. 3.

  • Spirits high during 2014 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games

    Dec 5, 2014

    A record-breaking 2,800 athletes participated in the 2014 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games here, May 30-June 1.

  • Keeping traditions alive

    Dec 5, 2014

    "Who recommends this soldier into the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers?" This question echoed throughout the auditorium as 15 soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps, joined the NCO Corps during an induction ceremony on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 13.

  • Winter driving safety guide: Preparation, protection, prevention key

    Dec 5, 2014

    Although the South isn't known for snowy storms and icy roads, Mother Nature can sometimes throw a curve ball and bring winter's frosty bite down to southern Alabama.

  • Holidays no time to give vigilance a day off

    Dec 5, 2014

    As people's thoughts turn to shopping for the perfect gifts, spending time with family, and enjoying friends, good cheer and festivities, post officials remind Soldiers and families not to give vigilance any time off for the holidays.

  • Tree lighting sets off string of holiday events

    Dec 5, 2014

    As Christmas officially kicks off on post with the tree lighting ceremony this evening, Fort Rucker has no shortage of ways to get people in the holiday spirit.

  • Turkey burn: Fitness marathon deliver 4 hours of fat-burning excitement

    Dec 5, 2014

    After enjoying all the turkey, stuffing, yams, pies and other holiday fixings, Fort Rucker's physical fitness centers offered people a way to shed the guilt, and the pounds, and get back into the swing of working out with this year's Turkey Burn Dec. 1.

  • Report shows Army making progress in SHARP efforts

    Dec 5, 2014

    Army efforts to change command climate and increase training have resulted in a decrease in sexual assaults as well as an increase in reporting of these crimes, a recently released report shows.

  • CSA says he's inspired by Soldiers' selfless service

    Dec 5, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said his Goodpaster Award was earned by the selfless service of more than one million Soldiers who "do whatever is necessary to protect this nation."

  • New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

    Dec 4, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said, Nov. 21, 2014.

  • Weight training program, competition to start January at Ansbach

    Dec 4, 2014

    The USAG Ansbach Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program holds a weight training program and competition during the new year.

  • Fort Drum Cub Scouts send toys, goodies worldwide

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For most Americans, the holiday season is synonymous with food, family and fun. However, millions of people, including children, do not share these sentiments because their next meal is not guaranteed, their families have been destroyed by tragedies, and poverty has robbed them of any real joy.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Social Media and OPSEC reminder

    Dec 4, 2014

    You've probably seen the recent news stories regarding threats from ISIS against military members. Online postings from the group suggest their followers use social media pages to find and target those associated with the U.S. government. Although we regularly remind you to use precautionary measures online, this seems like a good time for a refresher.

  • Sill Soldier gives kidney to sister

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Putting the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own is the Army's definition of selfless service. Soldiers are taught the ability to go a little further and endure a little longer to ensure mission success.

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