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  • Hale Koa child care site opens

    Jul 23, 2012

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

  • Back to school season approaches

    Jul 23, 2012

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

  • Yongsan kids learn useful life skills in water

    Jul 23, 2012

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

  • Camp provides safety, adventures to last kids the summer

    Jul 20, 2012

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

  • Soap making comes to Fort Bragg

    Jul 20, 2012

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

  • Community kids find hope with horses

    Jul 20, 2012

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

  • Summer day camp thriving at Casey

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Eagle Scout project adds fish structures to Remington Pond

    Jul 19, 2012

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

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

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • Summertime means trip time for School Age Services youths

    Jul 19, 2012

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

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

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • IMCOM commanding general visits Fort Carson

    Jul 19, 2012

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

  • ARNEWS senior correspondent no longer walks beat

    Jul 18, 2012

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

  • Soldiers share football skills with German semi-pro team

    Jul 17, 2012

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

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

    Jul 16, 2012

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

  • CYSS kids showcase talents at dance camp

    Jul 16, 2012

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

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

    Jul 16, 2012

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

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

    Jul 16, 2012

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

  • Fort Lee officers volunteer for wheelchair games

    Jul 5, 2012

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

  • Alan Jackson concert draws 10,000 to Fort Sill

    Jul 5, 2012

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

  • Summer Fest heats up APG with live music, comedy

    Jul 5, 2012

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

  • Reading Program spells food for brain

    Jul 4, 2012

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

  • ACS offers federal employment workshop

    Jul 3, 2012

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

  • Fort Sam Houston opens Soldier and Family Assistance Center

    Jul 2, 2012

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

  • Alan Jackson concert June 30

    Jun 28, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- It's not too late to get your tickets for the 2012 Army Concert Tour, featuring award winning country music star Alan Jackson with special guests Gloriana and Easton Corbin June 30.

  • Kids learn about frontier life at Fort Sill

    Jun 28, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Kids have always liked to dress up and play Army, and seven Fort Sill youths got the chance to step back in time and pretend they were Soldiers in the 1860s during the Kids at the Museum week June 18-22 here.

  • IMCOM Assists Deployed Soldiers through VA Hiring Fair

    Jun 28, 2012

    DETROIT -- Installation Management Command is often referred to as the Army's home but recent efforts during the Department of Veterans Affairs Hiring Fair in Detroit showed that supporting deployed Soldiers where possible is equally important.

  • Celebrating 237 years of sacrifice

    Jun 27, 2012

    Picnic party honors Army's birthday

  • Independence Day 2012

    Jun 27, 2012

    Since its very beginning, this wonderful nation we call home has relied on Soldiers to win and defend our cherished freedoms. By donning our country's uniform, you have broken that invisible barrier between citizen and patriot, just as the earliest Soldiers did back in 1775. America's birthday is made all the more poignant by your continued service -- thank you to you and your brothers and sisters in harm's way. May God bless and protect you all.

  • Wounded Warriors compete in North Country fishing derby

    Jun 26, 2012

    The second annual Wounded Warriors Bass Derby was held June 23 near the Dobisky Recreation Center in Ogdensburg, N.Y., located on the St. Lawrence River. The early-morning event had over 30 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division being paired with local anglers to form fishing teams for the day.

  • Easing the transition: Spouse to Spouse

    Jun 26, 2012

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing and his wife Marian were given their assignment to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, their task involved new experiences such as encountering the Korean culture, meeting a new Community and learning about garrison life on the peninsula. To help Mrs. Willing get assimilated into the new Community quickly and efficiently, Lisa Winders, spouse of United States Marine Corps Forces Korea Command Sgt. Maj. Jayme Winders, sponsored Mrs. Willing through the Yongsan Spouse Sponsorship Program, which had been launched by Marilyn Roseborough, the Army Community Service relocation manager.

  • Picture yourself on an Armed Forces Recreation Center vacation…a 'Great Getaway' awaits!

    Jun 25, 2012

    Find your perfect match when you play the "Great Getaways" game at Authorized Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) patrons have an opportunity to win one of four all-inclusive "Great Getaways" vacation packages to an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC). To enter the "Great Getaways Vacation Sweepstakes", eligible patrons must visit, register for a chance to win and play the online memory-match game.

  • West Point graduate wins opportunity to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult

    Jun 22, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- A 2012 West Point graduate from Texas will open for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult at a Fort Knox, Ky., concert June 23.

  • Soldiers, civilians strive for resilient community: Master Resilency Training teaches people to deal

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Between deployments, everyday setbacks and separation from loved ones, military Families often face challenges their civilian counterparts can't imagine.

  • Fort McCoy celebrates Army's 237th Birthday

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy helped the Army celebrate its 237th birthday June 14 with an event that included the traditional cake-cutting, a history of the Army's creation and the installation's Army Birthday celebrations, and a number of Morale, Welfare and Recreation events.

  • Sill students receive scholarships

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 June 2012) -- Seven Fort Sill family members received college scholarships to assist with expenses associated with their higher education.

  • Easton Corbin to sing at Sill

    Jun 21, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- When you buy tickets to the Army Concert Tour held on the Fort Sill Polo Field June 30, you'll get more bang for your buck. In addition to the headliner for the show, award winning country music star Alan Jackson, special guests Gloriana and Easton Corbin will perform. Both opening acts are award winning shows and bring more value to the ticket price.

  • Heat illness: Prevention is best defense

    Jun 21, 2012

    Warmer weather means it's time for picnics, barbecues and baseball, but it also heralds the beginning of heat illness season.

  • Fort Carson community exceeds AER goals

    Jun 21, 2012

    The Fort Carson community raised more than $249,700 for the national Army Emergency Relief campaign, which took place March 1 to June 15.

  • Garrison challenge inspires weight loss

    Jun 18, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison employees were challenged to lose weight by adopting healthy habits during the seven week "Spring into Wellness" challenge.

  • Westphal meets those charged with protecting, preserving Army history

    Jun 5, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Museum Support Center Facility to gain situational awareness and view the impressive collection of over 16,000 pieces of American history housed in the state-of-the-art facility.

  • Strong Beginnings prepares Army Childrens' strong future

    Jun 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Army Children often aren't able to build stable friendships because of constant moving. To support those children and to make everlasting memories for them, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Child Youth & School and Services held a graduation ceremony at the R&R Bar and Grill for Pre-Kindergarteners, who successfully finished their Strong Beginnings program, June 1.

  • Army School Liaison Office supports families, schools

    Jun 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- We know how important education is to the well-being and quality of life of Army families. When a Soldier moves to Hawaii with a family, his/her first questions are usually, "Where will I live and where will my child(ren) go to school?"

  • Open swim: Fort Carson community members dive into summer

    May 31, 2012

    Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start to summer as hundreds of community members splished, splashed, dove and swam at the Outdoor Pool, which opened Saturday.

  • 2012 Soldier Show stops at Fort Drum

    May 31, 2012

    Soldiers perform during the 2012 Soldier Show May 29 at Fort Drum.

  • Athlete overcomes odds to graduate

    May 31, 2012

    When Jalen Kinloch ran on the football field to represent the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Trojans this past football season, he and his teammates heard a thunderous ovation from Trojans fans. No one knew at that moment that the next time Kinloch would make an appearance on the football field the thunderous ovation would be for him. That was the case Saturday during the Fountain-Fort Carson graduation ceremony.

  • IMCOM Soldier of the Year determined to 'never quit'

    May 25, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The 2012 Installation Management Command Soldier of the Year is no quitter.

  • IMCOM NCO of the Year determined to 'lead from front'

    May 25, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- For SSG Robert Donovan, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for the Installation Management Command, being a good Soldier is all about focus.

  • Military spouses celebrated at Fort Meade appreciation luncheon

    May 17, 2012

    The contributions of Fort Meade military spouses were recognized during the installation's Army Community Service's annual appreciation luncheon on May 10 at Club Meade.

  • Fort Lee celebrates military spouses

    May 17, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 17, 2012) -- Fort Lee leaders and community organizations gathered to celebrate military spouses at a luncheon at the Lee Club Friday where one Fort Lee spouse was named the 2012 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year.

  • Soldiers sponsor field day

    May 17, 2012

    Soldiers partnered with schools through the Adopt-A-School program invited their students to Fort Carson for a camp day at Ironhorse Park May 11.

  • Fort Meade Youth Sports director aims to bring adventure, new programs to CYSS

    May 17, 2012

    Matthew Sagartz, the new Youth Sports and Fitness director for Fort Meade's Child, Youth and School Services, plans to incorporate his experiences as an outdoorsman while improving the Youth Sports program. Sagartz took over the position in February, following the retirement of longtime director Bo Lepinsky.

  • Olympians build 'foundation' at Fort Bennning's Audie Murphy Fitness Center

    May 16, 2012

    If Dremiel Byers and Spenser Mango win medals for Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Olympic Games this summer in London, they may look back on two weeks of CrossFit training as a key to their success. Byers and Mango, along with fellow wrestlers from the World Class Athlete Program, paid a visit to Fort Benning from Colorado Springs, Colo., to train at the newly renovated Audie Murphy Fitness Center. Out of six available berths, Byers and Mango are two of three WCAP wrestlers who will represent Team USA in London.

  • IMCOM announces Army Recreation Award recipients

    May 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Army Recreation Awards. COL William Rabena, IMCOM deputy G-9 for Warrior and Family Support, made the announcement at IMCOM headquarters on Fort Sam Houston.

  • FMWR team cooks up win at barbecue contest

    May 16, 2012

    A sweet heat in the smoker was all FMWR needed for success at the 2012 WhistleStop Festival.

  • Military spouses thanked with sweet reception

    May 16, 2012

    Appreciation Day cake shared at the Exchange

  • Fort Lee moms celebrate at White House

    May 15, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2012) -- Four Fort Lee Soldier moms received an invitation of a lifetime recently when they and their children were selected to attend the 2012 White House Mother's Day Tea with first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden on May 10.

  • Soldier-musicians: MWR offers chance to open for REO Speedwagon, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult

    May 15, 2012

    A Soldier will open the show for REO Speedwagon, Styx and Blue Oyster Cult when they perform at Fort Knox, Ky., June 23, as part of the Army Concert Tour. Through a partnership with Army Entertainment and The Midwest Rock 'n' Roll Express, one solo guitar artist will be selected by the promoters to showcase their talent in front of an audience of thousands in the "Rock Star for a Day" contest .

  • Developmental Program Recognizes Army Civilian Contributions

    May 15, 2012

  • Military families get free passes to national parks

    May 15, 2012

    From Alcatraz Island to Zion National Park, Soldiers and their families can visit more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation this year, without paying entry fees.

  • Yongsan Job Fair connects employers, job seekers

    May 11, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Job fairs are a way for job seekers and employers to connect and add a personal touch to a job search characterized by email attachments and online notifications.

  • Staying in shape while a spouse is deployed

    May 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Finding time to get exercise can be a challenge under normal circumstances, but if you have children and your spouse is deployed, it can be even tougher. That's all it is though - a challenge - and it is one parents can easily overcome. Here are five ways parents can get exercise while their spouse is deployed:

  • Soldier Show sings, dances way to 3rd ID

    May 11, 2012

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2012 U.S Army Soldier Show, featuring this year's Army production "Army Strong," sung, danced and beat-boxed their way to the Marne community, May 8. Soldiers across the nation, from food service specialists to criminal investigators, exposed their unique talents at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center.

  • JPO Robotics Soldier graduates via Skype

    May 10, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It had all the makings of the typical college graduation. There was the speech Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moon had earned the right to give as an honor graduation, but when he began to thank the people who made his graduation possible, a fighter jet roared overhead, drowning out his voice as he stopped and wiped away a tear. There was the graduation cap that he'd tossed in the air to celebrate an academic milestone, only to have it travel two feet, hit the ceiling and fall to the ground. There were loved ones who'd gathered around to help him celebrate, except they were some 6,000 miles away and only appeared on Skype

  • Community recognizes Red Cross volunteers

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum community members gathered Tuesday at the Commons during the annual American Red Cross volunteer recognition ceremony to honor 69 individuals on post.

  • Veteran continues service to Fort Drum 'warriors'

    May 10, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For many Soldiers, the desire to serve doesn't end when they hang up their Army combat uniform for the last time.

  • Bus tour highlights best of Fort Benning

    May 10, 2012

    New to post? Take the Newcomers Tour and you'll learn enough about Fort Benning's geography, history and amenities to make the installation as familiar as home. "This tour is, essentially, the 21st-century version of the welcome wagon," said Bridgett Siter, tour guide and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing specialist.

  • Revised jogging route replaces Courses trail

    May 10, 2012

    The closure on May 1 of the trail around the former golf course -- now known as the East Campus -- did not mark the end of the road for joggers and runners.

  • Gaffney Fitness Center rolls out new classes

    May 10, 2012

    Beginning May 14, Gaffney Fitness Center will offer a new selection of aerobics and fitness classes.

  • Thousands become Spartans

    May 10, 2012

    After battling mud crawls, wall climbs and the fire leap, thousands of ordinary racers earned the title, "Spartan." "I signed up because I wanted to prove a point," said Jennifer Kosiavelon, Army spouse.

  • Sesame Street's Rosita visits West Point children

    May 10, 2012

    Deanie Dempsey, wife of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, joined Sesame Street's Rosita at the Lee Child Development Center at West Point May 3 to entertain children with a pizza lunch and songs and a lot of laughs.

  • Toppers: Baumholder, Wiesbaden community theaters among the best in Europe

    May 8, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The lights … the glamour … the stunning performances. That's what members of the U.S. Forces Europe communities were treated to April 21 in Heidelberg's Village Pavilion during the 2012 Tournament of Plays Awards Show.

  • MWR Libraries urge families to bring their appetites because this summer, "Reading is so Delicious!"

    May 7, 2012

    DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation Libraries will launch their "Reading is so Delicious!" summer program at Army garrisons in May and June 2012. The libraries will host a range of free activities for children and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

  • POTUS, First Lady speak with Marne community

    May 3, 2012

    The roar of more than 10,000 "Dog Face" Soldiers, Family Members and members of the Marne Division's community rose above the melody of "Hail to the Chief" to announce the arrival of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Fort Stewart, April 27. The event marked the first appearance of a president on Marne Division soil in almost 10 years; President George W. Bush visited the installation in 2003 to present the Presidential Unit Citation to the division for its role in the military campaign in Iraq that ended the reign of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

  • Fort Sill honors Helping Hands volunteers

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) -- The installation honored its volunteers with a banquet as part of National Volunteer Week.

  • Soldiers perform CPR, help to save chaplain

    May 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 3, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. José Lozano can't explain the thought process that recently motivated him and others to perform actions that helped someone to continue on with his life.

  • Blood, not care packages, save lives

    May 3, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Temisha Yalledy sat in a lawn chair in the Special Events Center, wiping the tears from her eyes with a napkin. Staff Sgt. Angela Gehers placed a blanket over Yalledy, trying to keep the petite Soldier warm as 400 milliliters of her blood drained into a blood bag.

  • Fort Sill wraps up full slate of MoMC events

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) - The post completed a month full of activities to honor military children.

  • Warrior Games - Cycling

    May 2, 2012

    A selection of photos taken during the cycling event at the Third Annual Warrior Games, May 1, 2012, Colorado Springs, Colo., during a visit by Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Warrior Games - Basketball

    May 2, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited with members of the Army's 2012 Warrior Games basketball team during one of their practices in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 1. The team provided McHugh a chair and convinced him to join them on the court, giving him a greater appreciation for the difficulty of playing the sport sitting down.

  • Fort Lee honored as Army Community of Excellence

    May 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 2, 2012) -- Each year, installations from around the world compete in the Army Chief of Staff's Army Communities of Excellence Program that recognizes superior performance in installation management. This year, Fort Lee earned an honorable mention in the competition that encourages and rewards installations that optimize their environment and demonstrate a commitment to facilities and exceptional customer service.

  • Sexual assaults: Restricted reporting gives Soldiers, families confidential assistance

    Apr 24, 2012

    Sexual Assault reporting by the Department of Defense showed that the combined unrestricted and restricted reports across the military rose by one percent from fiscal years 2010 to 2011.

  • 22d Chem Battalion celebrates Spring

    Apr 24, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Families of the 22d Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) and 20th Support Command (CBRNE) enjoyed an afternoon of fun, friendship, and relaxation during the Defender's Spring Fling at McBride Parade Field in APG South April 7.

  • Volunteer recognition ceremony shines spotlight on everyday heroes

    Apr 22, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- There was a movement in the Force behind the Force as hundreds of volunteers gathered together in celebration here, April 20. A world-changing story in itself, the 2012 Area II Volunteer of the Year award ceremony showed the Yongsan Community the faces of several life-changing individuals. Volunteers, regardless of their rank or position, were welcomed to the R&R Bar and Grill as the Community held the ceremony to thank them for their service.

  • Using combatives to address customer service

    Apr 20, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- LTG Mike Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, held a training session today with Garrison Leaders Course attendees. The general tied in combatives, customer service and inspired leadership to demonstrate the command's role in supporting Soldiers and Families.

  • Teddy Bear Round Up targets abuse

    Apr 20, 2012

    AEIA, Hawaii -- Teddy bears were all the rage at Pearlridge Mall, here, Saturday.

  • Mid-year AFAP issues updated

    Apr 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Status updates on community issues raised at the fiscal year 2012 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP Conference, were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, here, recently.

  • Army spouses join 'ultra-runner' ranks

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 19, 2012)-Earning the elite title of "ultra-runner" is no easy feat. Few athletes have the stamina to complete jogging journeys that far exceed the already grueling 26.2-mile marathon. It demands a lot of training and unshakable determination as well, and those who make it tend to be fanatical about their love affair with long-distance running.

  • Volunteers help build hunting blinds for Wounded Warriors

    Apr 19, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A large team of volunteers helped build three hunting blinds to be used later this year by wounded outdoors men, April 5. The Home Depot of Dover donated more than $4,000 of materials to build the 8'x 8'wheelchair-accessible units.

  • Fort Carson fitness facility offers new opportunities

    Apr 19, 2012

    Lorri Martindale agonized over every detail of the new Ironhorse Sports and Fitness Center, even the ceramic tiling in the facility's wet saunas.

  • Soldiers in transition: Internships pave new career paths

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Master Sgt. Tim Thompson is making the move from protecting Uncle Sam to preserving Mother Nature.

  • County library opens section for military families

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Provinces Branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library system officially opened its Military Family Resource Center April 10.

  • Yongsan volunteer embodies spirit of giving

    Apr 19, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "My father died when I was 5 years old leaving my mother to raise me and my younger sister. She led by example in helping the community and giving of her time and effort to help those in need." That is how Area II's 2012 Volunteer of the Year Dr. Ned Stoll explained his motivation for giving so much of his time and self.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Preparing for success after the Army

    Apr 18, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO--Soldiers deliver for the Army and for the nation--I've seen it throughout my career, never more so than during my time in Iraq. So when you decide it's time to move on to the next stage of your life, it's only right that we should have a plan, prepare together, and then execute with energy to ensure success. That's why we have the Army Career and Alumni Program--to help you and your Family prepare for a successful transition.

  • CYSS helps military children

    Apr 17, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jump houses, face painting and cotton candy. It was a child's dream come true as U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Child Youth and School Services celebrated Month of the Military Child with a Fun Fair at the Child Development Center parking lot, April 14.

  • Focus on Earth Day, fun

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thousands of family members converged on Weyand Field for the annual Fun Fest and Earth Day festivals, here, April 7.

  • Speaker's ideas strike home against bullying

    Apr 13, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Anti-bullying expert Michele Borba had some encouraging information about bullies when she spoke at Wiesbaden High School. Bullies learn their behaviors, Borba said during her March 22 talk, and that means bullies can change those behaviors. "Our kids are hardwired at birth for empathy," she said. "That's the good news."

  • 'Vanguard' volunteers recognized for more than 700 hours of service

    Apr 13, 2012

    Seven volunteers from the "Vanguard" brigade were formally recognized for their more than 700 hours of combined service to Soldiers and Family Members, March 28, at the Fort Stewart Museum.

  • MOMC jumpstarts with 'The Super Fun Show'

    Apr 13, 2012

    The Month of the Military Child kicked, jumped and danced its way into April with Shawn Brown's Super Fun Show at the Fort Stewart Youth center, April 2.

  • Teens gain job experience through HIRED! program

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley's HIRED! program is accepting applications from teens who want to get a head start on getting a job through an apprenticeship with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.