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  • 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

  • Hunting lets wounded warriors feel 'normal'

    Feb 9, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore knelt in the brush, sight set on the white-tailed deer. He pulled the trigger, sending the herd scampering. Ratcheting his high-powered rifle, Moore waited.

  • Soldiers, students create a work of art

    Feb 9, 2012

    Mountainside Elementary School officials unveiled their 15-foot papier-mâché marionette art project during a ceremony at the school Feb. 3.

  • Career couple serves Army well for 40 years

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) -- Take one blind date, add more than 40 combined years of service, throw in experience as a movie extra and TV first sergeant, toss in two sons, spice with an E-8's chevrons and a CWO 3's bars and you've got a recipe for two successful Army careers - and twin retirements.

  • Fort Polk boy makes dogs' day, gives back to man's best friend

    Feb 7, 2012

    Matthew Howard, son of Matt and Rachael Morris and a student at Pickering Elementary School, chose to forgo traditional gifts in favor of donations to the City of DeRidder Animal Control during his birthday party Jan. 21. His mother's friend, Amber LeRoy, was his inspiration.

  • All-Army loses stranglehold on Armed Forces Boxing Championship

    Feb 6, 2012

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- For the first time in 21 years, the All-Army Boxing Team lost its stranglehold on the gold Feb. 3 at the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships.

  • Accident investigators show students future value of science

    Feb 3, 2012

    Army accident investigators from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker had a point to make to 50-60 members of the science club Feb. 1 at Dauphin Junior High School in Enterprise, Ala.

  • Wonderful World for Kids hosts first RecycOlympics at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2012

    Children at the Wonderful World for Kids carried the torch for sustainability at the installation's inaugural RecycOlympics in January. Organizers said the venue was important because it is an excellent way to teach children about environmental awareness and understanding.

  • Airborne scholarships available for Fort Bragg students

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Airborne Scholarship Association provides merit-based, undergraduate school scholarships to the dependent Family members of active duty, veterans and Department of the Army civilians from non-divisional units within the XVIII Airborne Corps who have served since September 11, 2011,

  • Fort Bragg builds archery range at McKellar's Rod and Gun Club

    Feb 3, 2012

    Fort Bragg celebrated its archery range grand opening at McKellar's Rod and Gun Club with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Jan. 24. The new range consists of 10 targets that are positioned at varying distances of 15 to 75 yards away from archers. The range is designed to meet the needs of everything from the casual archer to the avid bow hunter.

  • BOSS members witness history during ski trip

    Feb 3, 2012

    FORT RILEY - Forty-seven Soldiers who went on the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers trip to Colorado witnessed history. The BOSS Soldiers saw professional snowboarder Shaun White win his fifth straight superpipe gold medal with a perfect 100 run at the X Games Jan. 29 in Aspen, Colo.

  • Soldiers, civilians compete in European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship

    Feb 2, 2012

    Members of Wiesbaden's Team-Choco traveled to Lisbon, Portugal, to take part in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Jan. 26-29, 2012.

  • Team Lee helps kids learn healthy eating, fitness

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 2, 2012) -- Four noncommissioned officers from Fort Lee participated in a Jan. 25 fitness program at Matoaca Elementary School in Chesterfield County.

  • Veterans organization provides free Internet at Edelweiss

    Feb 2, 2012

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- As the snow falls in Garmisch, a service member couple on vacation at the Armed Forces Recreation Center, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine after a great day. Another family who is on R&R leave from Iraq is relaxing in the hot tub after a sightseeing tour to the famous Neuschwanstein castle. Outside the resort, the kids are enjoying making a snowman with their dad who just returned from a long deployment.

  • Fort Meade Tax Center offers free assistance

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Fort Meade Tax Center provides free tax assistance for service members, retirees and their dependents through Tax Day on April 17.

  • Soldier athletes compete for Olympics

    Feb 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program provides outstanding Soldier athletes from all Army components the support and training they need to compete and succeed in national and international competitions while maintaining military careers.

  • NFL players visit wounded warriors in Hawaii

    Jan 31, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Former National Football League player John Lynch and current player Calvin Johnson from the Detroit Lions met with wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion, at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, here, Jan. 27. The players were in Hawaii preparing for the all-star Pro Bowl game.

  • Prize-winning community theater offers variety, entertainment

    Jan 31, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden's award-winning Amelia Earhart Playhouse invites community members to "laugh and cry" at its newest productions "I Hate Hamlet" and "Songs for a New World."

  • Scouts test their skills during Wiesbaden's Klondike Derby

    Jan 31, 2012

    There was not enough room for Boy Scout Troop 107 of Wiesbaden, Germany, in this year's Klondike Derby in Kandersteg, Switzerland, but they did not give up. In true Scout fashion, they created their own Klondike Derby.

  • Go For Green to optimize health and fitness

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Go For Green program at Army dining facilities assists patrons with food choices by rating each food product. This program enables people to make better choices at each meal while going through the food line.

  • Fort Bragg PMO partners with civilian law enforcement at checkpoint

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Provost Marshal's Office in conjunction with the North Carolina state "Booze It & Lose It" program, conducted a multi-agency, driving while intoxicated checkpoint Jan. 13 and in the early morning hours of Jan. 14. It was a massive effort that partnered Fort Bragg law enforcement with all state agencies that share jurisdiction on N.C. Highway 87 that runs through the northeastern portion of the installation.

  • Progress made on local AFAP issues

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • 7 decades of growth, change

    Jan 26, 2012

    In a warehouse off of Specker Avenue, Steve Ruhnke works, diligently handling photographs, documents and artifacts that represent 70 years of Fort Carson history.

  • Ansbach's AFAP conference includes guest attendee

    Jan 26, 2012

    KATTERBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's first of two Army Family Action Plan conferences wrapped up today on Bismarck Kaserne with a guest participant.

  • U.S. citizens pledge their allegiance

    Jan 26, 2012

    Nineteen servicemembers and Family members began the new year by raising their right hand and vowing their loyalty to the United States during a ceremony Jan. 19 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Behavioral health clinic nears completion

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic at Fort Carson, Colo., Evans Army Community Hospital's newest premiere medical facility, is slated to open in March.

  • Costumed runners take plunge

    Jan 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (26 Jan. 2012) -- More than 170 people, many in costumes ranging from Santa Claus to a Lego family to a robber and Jimi Hendrix, turned out in 20-degree weather for the morning Polar Bear Plunge and 5K Run Jan. 21 at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • Family and MWR observes 70th anniversary of U.S. Army's arts and crafts program

    Jan 25, 2012

    Give a child a paint brush and you'll get back a painting most every time. Bring a guest artist to a classroom to show students how to paint and enthusiasm will color their creations.

  • Post Library is convenient, free resource for community

    Jan 25, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The next time you need a good book to read or just need a quiet place to relax, consider using the APG Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library.

  • West Point's Youth of the Year competes for state title

    Jan 25, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2012) -- Kira Floersheim was selected among several local outstanding youths and will compete against other Boys and Girls Club members for the New York State Youth of the Year.

  • WCAP race walker Nunn makes U.S. Olympic Team at 50K

    Jan 24, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Staff Sgt. John Nunn earned a berth in the London Olympic Games by winning the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for 50K Race Walk with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 41 seconds in Santee, Calif., on Jan. 22.

  • Earned Income Tax Credit may put money in people's pockets

    Jan 23, 2012

    Some people could be eligible to get more money back from the Internal Revenue Service -- as much as $5,751.

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

    2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.

  • Signal Soldier becomes unlikely hero

    Jan 20, 2012

    A hero doesn't always wear tights and go by an alias. Sometimes if you look hard enough, you may find a hero among your own ranks. Someone like Spc. Michael Steven Cox.

  • Student 2 Student welcomes newcomers to Wiesbaden High School

    Jan 19, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Looking back, Joseph Griffith would have enjoyed having someone official show him around when he moved to Germany from Texas in the seventh grade. That is one of the reasons he volunteers for Student 2 Student, an organization at Wiesbaden High School that has students orient new students at the school.

  • She Relishes Opportunity To Make A Difference

    Jan 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Spouses of the military deserve a chance to see the Army, too.

  • Former players connect with transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    The Hub hosted a "Game Day" Sunday where Soldiers and Families met with four former NFL players to discuss common reintegration challenges facing servicemembers today.

  • Army expert receives national recognition for combating sexual assault

    Jan 17, 2012

    A military professional from the U.S. Army Law Enforcement community will be recognized in a big way this April for his significant contributions in combating sexual assault and violence against women.

  • SecArmy reaffirms support for Soldiers, families

    Jan 17, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh reaffirmed the Army's support to Soldiers and families during a visit to the headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Jan. 11, 2012.

  • Army FMWR director praises King's 'soul generated by love'

    Jan 17, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- "You only need a heart full of grace, and a soul generated by love," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in a sermon Feb. 4, 1968. King meant to encourage his congregation to seek greatness through service.

  • Calway leads military runners in U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

    Jan 17, 2012

    Capt. Kelly Calway carved five minutes off her personal best and led all military runners with a 25th-place finish in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials Jan. 14, 2012.

  • In-school behavioral health aids students, families

    Jan 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For more than 20 years, the Child Psychiatry Program at Tripler Army Medical Center has been a supportive element to school-aged military keiki, here, and most recently added Wahiawa Elementary School to its list.

  • Year in Review: USAG-HI supports Hawaii's Army family

    Jan 13, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- For U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, 2011 focused upon resiliency, net zero goals and operating within fiscal constraints, among other initiatives.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • Morale-boosting contests offered by Natick FMWR and ACS

    Jan 11, 2012

    After its initial decorating contest in October, the U.S. Army Garrison-Natick Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center organized another holiday-themed contest for the Natick Soldier Systems Center Family Housing areas.

  • Army's biggest stateside lodging facility nears completion at Fort Lee

    Jan 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 5, 2011) -- The corridors in the 1,000-room lodging facility at Fort Lee aren't just long, they're Army long.

  • East tops West in Player-Hero Challenge at Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2012

    High school football stars teamed with Soldiers on Wednesday night for a fun-filled battle of sit-ups, push-ups and speed-eating.

  • Carson breaks ground for shared shooting complex

    Jan 5, 2012

    El Paso County, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson leadership broke ground Dec. 15 to begin building a massive outdoor shooting complex.

  • ASAP offers more than counseling, education

    Jan 5, 2012

    Counselors at the Army Substance Abuse Program have a message for Soldiers: they're here to help.

  • Barry Sanders Jr. to blaze own path at All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2012

    Barry Sanders Jr. says he feels no pressure to live up to standards established by his father, the third-leading rusher in NFL history.

  • Military Offers Opportunities Of A Lifetime

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the Formica family, commitment is a two-way street.

  • Cadet, All-American Bowl band alum provides mentorship to band members

    Jan 4, 2012

    Cadet Abel Alvarado, a 2009 member of the All-American Bowl marching band, is sharing his experiences with this year's band as both a former performer and now as a member of Army ROTC.

  • Winter camp offers teens European adventures

    Jan 3, 2012

    Teens at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, took part in a variety of excursions over winter break thanks to a fun Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program.

  • Commentary: Some lessons last a lifetime

    Jan 3, 2012

    A while back, I heard about a story of a child accidentally shooting his father and wondered, "How could that happen?" It brought back a memory from my younger days when I was growing up in the Philippines. I was about 12 years old, and my parents left my brother and me with an uncle for a vacation.

  • Spc. Megan Henry takes 'World-Class' shot at Olympics

    Jan 3, 2012

    It's not your everyday sleigh ride. Sliding headfirst down an icy trail at speeds in excess of 80 mph is 'like jumping out of an airplane without leaving the ground,' according to Spc. Megan Henry.

  • CSM Abe Vega retires after 30 years of service

    Dec 28, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Abe Vega officially retired Dec . 22 after 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. A ceremony marking the event was held at the Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • AFCEA aids Soldiers to the tune of $3,339 for the holiday season

    Dec 28, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The president of Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association's Aberdeen chapter presented a $3,339 check to APG's Army Community Service during their "Thanks for Giving" fall social Nov. 16 at the APG North recreation center.

  • Army Reservist wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 27, 2011

    Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, a former active-duty Soldier and current military wife and mother, added Operation Rising Star winner to her repertoire Dec. 17, 2011, at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Four Soldiers win national wrestling championships at U.S. Open

    Dec 26, 2011

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers won national championships Dec. 16-17, 2011, at the 2011 U.S. Open in Arlington, Texas.

  • Holiday celebrations offer fun for families

    Dec 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The folks at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation were in high spirits during their annual holiday celebrations and fun runs Dec. 6 and 7. More than 400 people from around APG attended the festivities at the APG North and South recreation centers. Prior to the celebrations, approximately 60 attendees took part in the traditional fun runs around APG that were more about holiday spirit than competition.

  • Don't let your pet burn down your house

    Dec 23, 2011

    Kitchen fires may not always start for obvious reasons.

  • Program teaches youths to be safe at home without supervision

    Dec 22, 2011

    Child, Youth and School Services offers the "imAlone Program" for ages 11 to 18 and their parents to help prepare youths for the responsibilities of being home without adult supervision.

  • Open Letter to Gold Star Families

    Dec 20, 2011

  • Hunter kicks off holidays with Tree Lighting ceremony

    Dec 15, 2011

    It's that time of the year again. Bright colorful lights, wreaths, and signs that convey messages of good tidings and cheer are displayed en masse throughout Hunter Army Airfield. With all of the friendly displays of the season, there was only one thing missing: the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

  • Operation Snowball Express treats Families of Fallen service members

    Dec 15, 2011

    For Betsy Whisenhunt and her daughter, Allison, 7, the holidays are an especially difficult time -- and have been since 2008. That's when her husband and Allison's father, Sgt. 1st Class Jerald Whisenhunt of the 25th Infantry Division, was killed in Iraq.

  • Volunteers bring holiday to stage

    Dec 15, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground's MWR Theater Group spread holiday cheer, performing It's A Wonderful Life at the post theater Dec. 3-4.

  • The Alaska Post spotlight on: Spc. Michael Polmanteer

    Dec 9, 2011

    Spc. Michael Polmanteer, about singing. "It is just something that I love to do." Polmanteer, Medical Department Activity-Alaska, won second place in the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rising Star Competition, in September.

  • Tree Lighting Sends Holiday Greetings To Troops

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As Team Redstone wished Mackinzie and Mikayla McDonald a merry Christmas, the 12-year-old McDonald twins were hard at work making sure Soldiers overseas got the same holiday greetings.

  • Local Gym Inspires Army Boxer's Return To Ring

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Judge thought his boxing days were over. But everything changed when he saw something while driving in his truck in Huntsville.

  • Facebook town hall well received

    Dec 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted its second social media-based town hall, Nov. 30, to address community concerns in a format community members are familiar with: Facebook.

  • AFTB celebrates 17 years of service

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Mountain Post community joined in a celebration of the Army Family Team Building program's 17 years of service, Nov. 30.

  • 2011 Operation Rising Star finals, voting begin Dec. 11

    Dec 7, 2011

    The final competitions for Operation Rising Star--the military's equivalent of American Idol--will be broadcast on the Pentagon Channel and streamed online at beginning Dec. 11.

  • 'Lighting the Night' rings in holidays at tree light ceremony

    Dec 7, 2011

    Children playing, Families laughing, live-music everywhere and a colossal Christmas tree, given by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, set the moment for the holiday jollies at Fort Stewart's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, Dec. 1.

  • NAF employees: Flexible spending account signup open through Dec. 28

    Dec 7, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Non-Appropriated Fund open season for flexible spending accounts -- the annual period in which employees can make changes to this benefit -- has been extended through Dec. 28.