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  • 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.

  • FROG introduces hunting, great outdoors to youth

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- It may not be enough for the Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group to just enjoy the outdoors. FROG has made it a mission to introduce hunting, fishing and the great outdoors to Fort Riley's youth.

  • Families enjoy Easter festivities at Riley's

    Apr 13, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fifteen thousand Easter eggs were hidden for Fort Riley children outside of Riley's Conference Center for the annual Easter Egg Hunt April 8. Hundreds of Families attended the event, which was coordinated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, with hundreds more also dining at Riley's Conference Center for its Easter brunch.

  • Celebrating the legacy of all children who have been a part of the military community

    Apr 13, 2012

    April is the Month of the Military Child, a time set aside to celebrate the legacy of all children who have been a part of the military community. April is a month dedicated to recognizing the sacrifice thousands of children make by giving up their parents to serve this nation.

  • Easter egg hunters scramble for prizes

    Apr 12, 2012

    More than 250 children attended the 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at the Fort Meade Youth Center.

  • Military children face hardships head on

    Apr 12, 2012

    Ava Petro has missed her father. For the past year, Sgt. Anthony Petro participated in security missions and helped train Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan with the 127th Military Police Company, 759th MP Battalion.

  • Fort Riley's MOMC kicks off with breakfast, signing

    Apr 10, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Garrison Commander Col. William Clark and his wife, Andrea, both agreed -- military children "endure a lot."

  • Students 'spring' into learning

    Apr 9, 2012

    A group of 30 Solomon Elementary School students at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, spent their spring break learning new math and reading skills instead of spending time at the beach or hanging with friends.

  • Learn more about the Army MWR Services Survey

    Apr 9, 2012

    The Army MWR Services Survey conducted by the Marketing Research and Analysis Branch of the Family and MWR Programs directorate, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, seeks to identify what morale, welfare and recreation programs customers are interested in, whether they are using available services and if so, how satisfied they are with the programming their garrison has to offer.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, Family members relive Battle of Shiloh

    Apr 8, 2012

    Roby F. Evans, personnel security specialist, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and wife Trisha don Civil War-era traditional gear for the re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh, Mar. 31, 2012.

  • Secretary of the Army announces program to aid civilian employees

    Apr 6, 2012

    New directive encourages greater Army civilian professional development

  • Military child defies odds, beats cancer

    Apr 5, 2012

    Colton Taylor doesn't know how special he is. The rambunctious 3-year-old is more interested in swinging from the bar at his gymnastics facility, talking about his favorite super hero, Astro Boy, and eating his afternoon snack of Cocoa Puffs.

  • Fort Sill hosts Special Olympics for third consecutive year

    Apr 5, 2012

    Fort Sill, Okla., hosted the Great Plains Area 4 Special Olympics, March 30, 2012, at Prichard Field for the third consecutive year.

  • Fort Meade Youth Services excels in Army inspection

    Apr 5, 2012

    Fort Meade's Child, Youth and School Services programs received complimentary reviews after a mandatory annual surprise inspection conducted March 12 to 16 by the Army Child, Youth and School Services Evaluation.

  • Vietnam Veteran Receives Bronze Star, Thanks to A Loyal and Dedicated Friend

    Apr 2, 2012

    An Army veteran who helped close down the final operations of the Vietnam War 40 years ago was given a long overdue honor.

  • Proclamations to raise awareness

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What do quilts, denim and your support have to do with child abuse and sexual assault?

  • USAG-HI recognizes efforts of commendable employees

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Twenty-three stellar employees received recognition for their roles and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 20.

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • Westphal: Diversity is Army's strength, leadership it's cornerstone

    Mar 30, 2012

    Emphasizing the importance of diversity and leadership within the U.S. Army, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal delivered the keynote address to more than 175 cadets during the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras' ROTC ball.

  • Fort Drum spouse pens children's book

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's not often that one finds an alpaca in one's pocket.

  • Employers pledge to hire spouses

    Mar 29, 2012

    Laura Bailey didn't expect to represent the thousands of spouses affiliated with Fort Carson March 21 at the Military Spouse Employment Program Pikes Peak Regional Induction and Signing Ceremony held at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • DPW protects cultural sites

    Mar 29, 2012

    Remnants of cultures long ago lay in the canyons, hilltops and grasslands across Fort Carson's 373,000 acres. The preservation of these prehistoric and historic sites remains a top priority for garrison staff members of the Cultural Resources Management Team at Fort Carson.

  • Fort Sill youths fight teen tobacco use

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (29 March 2012) -- Fort Sill Youth Services sponsored the Kick Butts Day anti-tobacco campaign March 21 during spring break.

  • Soldier attributes accomplishments to family support

    Mar 29, 2012

    Warrant Officer Roxanne Pitts and her daughter Evelyn after Pitts' graduation from the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Fort Rucker, Ala. March 30, 2010. Pitts credits support from her family for her military achievements.

  • Fort Meade DFMWR earns $25,000 at first property sale

    Mar 29, 2012

    Fort Meade's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation raised $25,000 from its first two-day sale of used equipment and furnishings. Th e money will benefit the Fort Meade community.

  • Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Month of the Military Child begins Sunday. This year's theme, developed by the Army Teen Panel, is "Military Kids: Heroes for the Future."

  • Army partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    Mar 26, 2012

    Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and state and local law enforcement agencies, April 28, 2012, in support of the fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Soldier awarded Purple Heart, remains strong after IED attack

    Mar 26, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David L. Weeks, commander of 411th Engineer Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Krom traveled to Germany and presented the Purple Heart to Warrant Officer Stephen Gilmore at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Mar. 21, 2012. Gilmore was wounded when his vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device less than two weeks prior in Afghanistan.

  • World War II group fights for survival

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 22, 2012) -- The Battle of the Bulge during World War II was a monstrosity of an event. More than 600,000 Americans and thousands of tanks and artillery pieces defended against a German army offensive in its last-gasp effort to win the war.

  • Sill classes teach auto body repair, painting

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (22 March 2012) -- The post's Auto Skills Center offers a paint and body class.

  • Welfare of Army families in the Pacific is a top priority

    Mar 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Ferriters know what it means to be "Army strong."

  • Yongsan declares women's history month

    Mar 21, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is participating in the nationwide recognition of March Women's History Month. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is celebrating Women's History Month with several events. The 5K Fun Run was held at Collier Fitness Center on March 10. Two Book Readings events were planned with the first one held at Hannam Village on March 22, and the second one scheduled to be held on March 27, at the Yongsan Library. The Women's History Month's main event will be held on March 29 at the R&R Bar and Grill. Performances and music is prepared and retired Brigade General Anne MacDonald will be the guest speaker.

  • Bowsher in driver's seat for U.S. modern pentathletes on road to London

    Mar 20, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher sits in the proverbial driver's seat for Team USA's modern pentathletes on the road to London for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Having qualified for the Olympics with a fourth-place performance at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Bowsher is fine-tuning his five-sports-in-one-day skills on the 2012 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup Series while his American peers try to qualify.

  • Customer service leads the future of Installation Management

    Mar 20, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- "For me, customer service is number one. Without customer service, we don't have a job." That sentiment by Fort Bliss Family Child Care Director Jessica Zagelow is one she lives by.

  • World Class Athlete Program athlete claims U.S. National Skeleton Championship title

    Mar 19, 2012

    Army World Class Athlete Program member Spc. Megan Henry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, won the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship in the women's category at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, March 4, 2012.

  • Army surveys communities on interest, use and satisfaction with MWR programs

    Mar 19, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army has begun a worldwide initiative to survey members of its communities as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs.

  • Camp Humphreys social media initiatives named 'Best in Army'

    Mar 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army recognized Camp Humphreys, South Korea, with a first place award in the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition for "Outstanding Initiatives in New Media."

  • How to make your PCS move go smoothly

    Mar 14, 2012

    Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months. These shipments compete with private sector moves creating a phenomenon in the transportation industry called the "peak moving season."

  • Soldier's daughter on 'America's Next Top Model'

    Mar 14, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO - Army Family member Seymone Cohen-Fobish expects to launch a modeling career after completing her stint on "America's Next Top Model." Seymone is the daughter of Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Fobish, a power systems technician for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and Army Reserve Capt. Tondra Fobish, a nurse at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.

  • Culinary arts competitors collect medals, titles

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 340 military food service specialists gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for the final event of the largest culinary arts competition in North America.

  • Driver's ed, SAT course on horizon for SKIES

    Mar 13, 2012

    When life's major milestones await, look no further than Child Youth and School Service's SKIES Unlimited program to help your teenager prepare.

  • Westphal thanks IMCOM for supporting Soldiers, families

    Mar 12, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal visited the Fort Sam Houston headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command with his wife, Linda, March 7, 2012.

  • IMCOM promise: World-class customer service

    Mar 12, 2012

    Every day across our installations, members of Team IMCOM are working hard to provide world-class customer service and make it a great day to be a Soldier, Family member or Army Civilian.

  • Stewart students kick-off Read Across America week two miles at a time

    Mar 9, 2012

    Kindergarten through sixth-grade Diamond Elementary School students lined the halls of their school to help kick-off Read Across America week. Up and down the halls on A, B, and C wings at Diamond more than 700 students and 40 parents sat quietly in the halls and read their book of choice. As they were reading, the students got a special visit from "The Lorax," a character from a Dr. Seuss book titled the same.

  • Get Fit, Be Strong! Q5 with Larry Laughlin

    Mar 9, 2012

    The Army has joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Campaign by creating the Get Fit Be, Strong initiative. With the growing number of children fighting childhood obesity the Army has dedicated special youth sports programs designed to help keep children strong and fit as parents protect and serve. Larry Laughlin, Fort Stewart Youth Sports and Fitness Director, gives Military Families an inside look at the benefits children and Families can expect from participating in any of the youth sport programs.

  • Army Career Tracker Now Available to 1/3 of Civilian Workforce

    Mar 8, 2012

    Employees in seven more Civilian Career Programs now have access to Army Career Tracker (ACT), the Army's first comprehensive leader development and career management tool that integrates training, assignment history, education and experiential learning into one personalized, user-friendly online interface for all personnel.

  • Class encourages creativity through stitches and seams

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum youths are learning to artistically express themselves with needles and thread, one piece of fabric at a time.

  • Camps to help youths get spring 'break'

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (8 March 2012) -- Fort Sill youths and their families who will be staying home during the break, there are still lots of fun things to do on Fort Sill.

  • Installation Management Command to welcome new Command Sgt. Major

    Mar 6, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice will join the U.S. Army Installation Management Command as the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer Friday, March 9, in a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston.

  • AFAP delegates choose 8 issues to help military families

    Mar 5, 2012

    Extending the time allotted to invest survivor benefits and granting per diem for families to attend therapy sessions were the top issues requested this week during the Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • Sponsorship program helps new spouses adjust to Korea

    Mar 5, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Living or working abroad is a great opportunity to meet new people, try something totally new, and learn about a different language and culture. Despite the advantages of working and living abroad, there are also disadvantages.

  • Community members take advantage of free classes during Military Saves Week

    Mar 5, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Spc. Jordan Reyelts listened intently during the financial management classes he attended during Military Saves Week. "I'm here to solidify my financial stability and protect the future of my child," said Reyelts, who is married and has a 2-year-old daughter. "It's been really informative."

  • WCAP bobsledder wins 2 gold medals at World Championships

    Mar 5, 2012

    Spc. Justin Olsen, the newest Olympic gold medalist in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program's stable of elite bobsledders, won two gold medals at the 2012 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Championships Feb. 18-26, 2012, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

  • WTB Soldiers aim for 2012 Warrior Games

    Mar 1, 2012

    Two Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers are in the hunt to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games.

  • Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committe meets

    Feb 29, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Vice Chief of the Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler all participated in the 2012 Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committe meeting yesterday in Arlington, Va. More than 30 current issues submitted by garrison-level AFAP programs were discussed.

  • Warm Weather Hazards Approaching

    Feb 29, 2012

    As colder temperatures fade away for another year, warm weather flying hazards should now be on your checklist of things to worry about. Warmer weather hosts a variety of severe and even violent conditions that can develop rapidly: thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes and their companions -- turbulence, wind shear, hail and, most significantly, lightning, the leading hazard associated with thunderstorms.

  • IMCOM commander meets with Texas community leaders

    Feb 29, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Members of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce visited here Tuesday with the general responsible for day-to-day operations of Army installations.

  • Bringing a taste of Wiesbaden to Heidelberg Soldiers, families via live hookup, social media

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, civilians and families picked up a wealth of information about living and working in the Wiesbaden military community during a special Town Hall briefing Feb. 16 at Heidelberg's Village Pavilion. The special question-and-answer session offered first-hand information from the subject experts to a standing-room-only crowd and members of the USAREUR workforce and their families via an online AFN-Europe feed and through social media.

  • Reaching out to city's business leaders, citizens to support Soldiers, families

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transformation of the greater Wiesbaden military community will also impact the host nation economy. With that in mind, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders met with more than 260 members of the Wiesbaden Chamber of Industry and Commerce and local citizens Feb. 15.

  • Hannam celebrates one year of Zumba

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Zumba, a fitness program that involves moving your body to fast-paced Latin music, may or may not be your idea of fun. For the residents of Hannam Village, however, Zumba offered much more than just a fitness program. It served as a way for the community at Hannam Village to meet new people, partake in an activity, and to get out of the house.

  • Yongsan celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- With the help of 8th Army Equal Opportunity Office, Yongsan garrison held it's Black History month observance celebrating the role of African American women in our nation's history at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb. 23.

  • Cirque Dreams dazzles military audience in Germany

    Feb 27, 2012

    It's an impressive feat -- if not an impossible one -- to keep 600 children engaged for more than an hour, but Cirque Dreams more than managed with its dizzying array of motion and sound. Presented by Armed Forces Entertainment, "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy" brought the Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center to life with two shows, here, Feb. 22. Sixteen performers wisped across the stage, including a singing ladybug and electric violin playing "soul tree" (who was in fact, sultry), aerialists, acrobats and contortionists, all weaving a cohesive jungle theme throughout show.

  • Fathers, daughters spend quality time in Netzaberg

    Feb 27, 2012

    As songs like "Unforgettable" and "Butterfly Kisses" played in the background, fathers decked out in suits and dress blues escorted their daughters to their seats as part of an evening of dining and dancing at the Netzaberg Youth Center here, Feb. 16. With nearly 120 guests, there was no shortage of food, fun or music. Outreach Services has held the dance annually since 2007, during the peak of deployment rotations within the military community. What began as a response to a need for the community has become a much-anticipated event by participants and planners.

  • Army South Soldiers march to Alamo to prep for Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 27, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army South donned heavy rucksacks and hit the road Feb. 23, 2012, for an 18-mile training road march that took them from Fort Sam Houston to the steps of the Alamo and back.

  • AFAP delegates to bring eight new issues to Army leaders

    Feb 27, 2012

    The annual Army Family Action Plan Conference has brought 53 delegates together this week from garrisons across the Army to discuss 51 issues important to families, wounded warriors and Soldiers.

  • Landstuhl medic sheds debt with help from ACS

    Feb 17, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Six years ago, before Spc. Rachel Lee joined the Army, she swiped credit cards to survive. Waiting tables in Virginia and caring for three children, Lee lived off cash in her pocket and charged the rest -- food, diapers, clothes and hospital visits. Joining the Army was a step toward stability, but her debts followed her.

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message 2012

    Feb 17, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- On Feb. 20, our command will observe Presidents' Day. We honor our former Commanders-in-Chief and with special pride and celebrate the rich legacies of Presidents Washington and Lincoln. These men were crucial in forming our national heritage and instrumental in making our great nation what it is today.

  • Army Family Team Building helps to build values

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Family Team Building, or AFTB, program is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • 'Rising Star' winner attends Grammys

    Feb 17, 2012

    While in Hollywood for her own recording session, the Army's "Operation Rising Star" winner and her husband were able to attend the Grammys and EMI Music's after-party Feb. 12 at the Capitol Records Building.

  • 'With You All the Way' delights Yongsan kids

    Feb 16, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- On Feb. 7, students of Seoul American Elementary School had an opportunity to enjoy and share their feelings and concerns during the "Trevor Romain, With You All The Way" tour sponsored by the Yongsan United Service Organization.

  • Family Child Care Amnesty Program seeks to safeguard children, certify more providers

    Feb 16, 2012

    Do you provide unauthorized child care in your home? If so you are risking loss of your government quarters, tax liabilities and other potential repercussions.

  • Soldier begins VW restoration

    Feb 16, 2012

    In 1980, when "Betty" turned 10 years old, Spc. Joe Dees entered the world. Little did either know down the road they would enter into a relationship that may last the remainder of their days.

  • Art explores war injuries

    Feb 16, 2012

    The reaction to the opening of "Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements" at Evans Army Community Hospital was personal. Some people fell silent as they approached framed pieces on the walls. Others huddled in groups, pointing and whispering at watercolors or oils. More than a few conversations began with, "That reminds me of …" and "When I was in Iraq …"

  • Army takes care of its own

    Feb 15, 2012

    The 2012 Army Emergency Relief campaign will open March 1 and continue through May 15.

  • Yongsan BOSS plays cupid

    Feb 15, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Many Military couples undergo hardships due to deployment. As loved ones leave to serve in the Army, sometimes Families experience separation. To alleviate some of the difficulties Military couples may face as a result of separation, the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan delighted Soldiers by delivering Valentine's Day balloons and flower grams on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

  • Baumholder School Age Services earns national accreditation

    Feb 14, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Parents whose children attend Baumholder School Age Services on Wetzel can be assured their children are receiving quality care. That care meets and exceeds standards of the National Council on Accreditation. Baumholder's SAS recently received accreditation from the council as a facility that exceeds standards in providing the highest level of care nationally.

  • Improved fitness center reopens with new classes, equipment

    Feb 14, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG community members toured the newly renovated Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness center during a Feb. 6 open house.

  • IMCOM commander visits West Point

    Feb 14, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, visited U.S. Army Garrison West Point on Monday. While there he also presented a family programs update to the 4-Star Spouses Forum. He then toured the U.S. Military Academy's food service operations, which prepares almost 12,000 meals daily, and ate lunch alongside 4,200 Cadets.

  • Army Family Team Building endures

    Feb 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Community volunteers: Girl Scouts deliver lei, cookies to Soldiers

    Feb 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Schofield Barracks-based Kolekole Service Girl Scout unit, comprised of more than 18 troops, has recently completed several community service projects.

  • Army Civilians Take On Leadership Basics

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Good Army leaders start with the basics -- safety, training, and ensuring Soldier and family strength both physically and spiritually.

  • FMWR Focuses On Postwide Family Fun Activities

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All communities are defined by their quality of life. And that's no exception at Redstone Arsenal.

  • A different look at deployment: Wife deploys while husband mans the home front

    Feb 10, 2012