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  • Post honors families of the year

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month, the Fort Jackson community honored 16 families for their contributions to the community in its annual Families of the Year ceremony Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • New U.S. hunters welcomed in traditional German ceremony

    Nov 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In a place where Cistercian monks once gave themselves to prayer and hard work, members from the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community gave themselves to the fraternity of German hunters.

  • Teachers tour: Giving educators greater insight into military life

    Nov 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Stress, family separation and fear of the unknown are givens during any military deployment. But after a decade of continuous conflict, Soldier and family readiness leaders have learned a host of valuable lessons for confronting and coping with these challenges.

  • Plan to spend wisely this holiday season

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With "black Friday" upon us, consumers need to make a plan, shop carefully and stay within their budget.

  • Enjoy a safe Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to reflect on our beginning as a nation, and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy. Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the winter holiday season and provides well-deserved time off for our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members.

  • One swing, one hole in one on 11/11/11

    Nov 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Grace McNamara already knew there was something special about Nov. 11, 2011 but never figured a friendly golf outing would figure into the once-a-century date.

  • Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

    Nov 21, 2011

    The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Nov 21, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomed Sgt. Joel Tavera home to his newly built house in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011.

  • Installation's community members address quality-of-life issues

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- (Nov. 18, 2011) Changes in Family Readiness Support Assistance roles and responsibilities, family care plans for married Soldiers and a variety of transportation issues concerning the Fort Wainwright community were a few of the topics discussed by the working groups during the Army Family Action Plan conference at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center this week.

  • Community salutes Fort Carson military Families

    Nov 17, 2011

    Military Family Appreciation Month kicked off Nov. 4 with an annual dinner at the Southeast Family Center Armed Services YMCA.

  • City unveils statue for fallen Fort Carson hero

    Nov 17, 2011

    Dozens of former and current Green Berets gathered in a Rocky Mountain community Nov. 12 to unveil a bronze battle cross in honor of a local man's military service.

  • 'Calling All Of Us To Duty'

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Ten years can seem like a long time. But when you are working to raise $3 million from community donors while at the same time designing and building a top-class memorial that represents local veterans, you need every single bit of that decade.

  • Parade Inspires With Red, White and Blue

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lt. Gen. Richard Formica didn't stay on the reviewing stand for very long.

  • Veteran Honorees Recognized During Luncheon

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--This year's Veteran of the Year isn't a veteran. Rather, the awardee is a group of veterans along with spouses, friends and supporters who have used their love of motorcycles and the patriotic image of motorcycle riders to create a group that provides support at local veteran events, including Honor Flights, veteran funeral services, Soldier deployment and welcome home ceremonies, and Memorial Day and Veterans Day activities.

  • Wounded Warriors Receive Red Carpet Treatment

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Their names and faces he did not know, but Sgt. Anthony Tipton knew exactly where they had been and what they were going through.

  • Korean War veterans get overdue welcome home

    Nov 16, 2011

    Sixty years after their country forgot them, the Tennessee Valley's Korean War veterans finally received the fanfare and recognition they deserve.

  • Army Stands For Opportunity For Women

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Glass ceilings are hard to find in the Army.

  • Military Moms Hold Onto Each Other For Support

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They do things that no one else can quite understand --visiting Alaska in minus 62 degree temperatures just for a chance to see their child, keeping up the Christmas tree and decorations long after the holidays have passed, and retracing the spot where their son had etched his initials on the brick of their home every two weeks. But for the Blue Star Mothers of Morgan County, as military moms, it's a sense of understanding that unites them.

  • Family Of Survivors Continues Military Tradition

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The spirit and legacy of retired Lt. Col. Terry Payne and his son Matt propels Tanner Payne forward.

  • Soldiers able to transition, heal through WTU internships

    Nov 16, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Because many Soldiers fighting in today's wars were once high school seniors who swapped graduation gowns for battle dress uniforms, professional warriors who are wounded in the line of duty often lose the only livelihood they have ever known. In addition to wrestling with redefining their careers, some of these Soldiers also face a depressed economy and uncertain future.

  • USACE, Ansbach turn MWR funds into new auto skills center

    Nov 14, 2011

    USACE Europe District and USAG Ansbach turned dirt Nov. 4 marking the beginning of construction on an environmentally- and economically-friendly auto skills center in the Urlas Housing Area.

  • USACE breaks ground on new Storck Child Development Center

    Nov 13, 2011

    USAG Ansbach and USACE Europe District broke ground on a new child development center. The $9.3 million center at Storck Barracks will provide care for kids from 6 weeks to 5 years old.

  • USACE breaks ground on new Katterbach child development, school-age services center

    Nov 13, 2011

    For the second time in one week, representatives from the USAG Ansbach, FMWR, and USACE Europe District ceremoniously started construction by shoveling and tossing dirt.

  • Premium changes among considerations for NAF civilians during Open Season

    Nov 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- An 8 percent premium increase for the Non-Appropriated Fund Employee Health Benefit Plan is one factor NAF employees should be aware of during Open Season, Oct. 31 - Nov. 30. The Jan. 1 premium increase, due to rising medical claim costs, still falls below comparable figures in private sector employment benefit plans.

  • Stronger Installation Management Community, stronger support for Soldiers, Civilians and Families

    Nov 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- When I took command of the Installation Management Command in November 2009, we set out to validate that we were doing the right things and doing things right, and to find better ways of doing business.

  • Dave Roever delivers message of hope to Soldiers, civilians at Camp Zama

    Nov 8, 2011

    An Army resiliency coach and Vietnam War veteran spoke to community members at Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 2, 2011, in hopes of imparting to them a message of hope, inner strength, and facing life's challenges head on.

  • Renovating Rheinblick: Two-year project brings major upgrades to Wiesbaden golf course

    Nov 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A two-year, $1,457,681 Non-Appropriated Fund project to greatly enhance Wiesbaden's Rheinblick Golf Course will raise the overall course standards for all players, according to Mark Smith, Rheinblick Golf Course manager.

  • Delegates tackle issues at Baumholder AFAP Conference

    Nov 8, 2011

    Doing away with the civilian five-year rule, converting contract positions to GS positions, home-based business restrictions and overcrowding in single Soldier housing are just a few of the issues concerning the Baumholder community are some of the issues brought up at the local annual Army Family Action Plan conference Oct. 19 and 20, 2011.

  • AWAG: Conference helps nurture, support volunteers

    Nov 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Volunteers enjoyed a day dedicated to enhancing their quality of life while gathering a host of valuable tips during workshops at the Hessen Area AWAG Conference Nov. 2.

  • First-line leaders receive suicide intervention training

    Nov 8, 2011

    Members of the Joint Sustainment Command- Afghanistan came together Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, to participate in suicide intervention training.

  • New child development centers open at Fort Hood

    Nov 1, 2011

    Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the two newest child development centers on Fort Hood, Texas, were held Oct. 19, 2011.

  • WTU golfer Whitmore comes full circle at Walt Disney World

    Oct 31, 2011

    Despite being told twice by doctors that he would never play golf again, Sgt. Shawn Whitmore dazzled PGA Tour players at the 2011 Children's Miracle Network Classic.

  • Harlequin Dinner Theatre, Hacienda rack up multiple Army arts festival awards

    Oct 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Harlequin Dinner Theatre's musical production, "Legend of the Golden Oldies" racked up five U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Awards recently, while the Hacienda Recreation Center's "A Musical Splendor" won 10 awards.

  • 'Whose the BOSS?' car show highlights Soldiers' rides

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- More than 45 entrants brought their cars, trucks and motorcycles to show off their rides and be judged as best in show at the "Whose the BOSS?" car show.

  • Survivors visit Fort Carson support center

    Oct 27, 2011

    More than 100 survivors of servicemembers who died by suicide visited Fort Carson Oct. 23 for an evening gathering at the Fallen Heroes Family Center.

  • Harvest Fest: CYSS kicks off holiday season in grand style

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- Fort Lee's Child and Youth and school Services hosted Harvest Fest Oct. 21. The event targeted the parents and patrons of installation child care services. It featured face painting, games and other crafts.

  • APG brings hooah spirit to Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Soldiers cherish Army MWR wounded warrior golf clinic

    Oct 26, 2011

  • Golf instructors keep wounded warriors active

    Oct 26, 2011

  • Survivors present issues to leadership at Army Family Action Plan Summit

    Oct 25, 2011

    Survivors outlined their top recommendations to Army leadership this month at the conclusion of the Survivor Outreach Services Army Family Action Plan Summit.

  • Army Child Care fees increase for 2011-2012 school year

    Oct 24, 2011

    Fees for Army child care and related child and youth programs increase between now and Dec. 1 as part of a phased program designed to reduce the impact of a changed Department of Defense policy.

  • Fort Polk signs Army Community Covenant with Louisiana governor

    Oct 21, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general, attended a Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce luncheon Oct. 17 in Alexandria for the signing of a community covenant between Fort Polk and Rapides Parish. Alexandria business, education and community leaders participated in the event, as well as United States Representative Rodney Alexander and mayors from Pineville, Boyce and Glenmora.

  • Game offers military chance at Grammy tickets

    Oct 21, 2011

    Regardless of singing ability, one eligible MWR patron will win two tickets to Hollywood and the Grammys through Operation Rising Star's Ultimate Fan Game, which offers weekly prizes from gift cards to iPods.

  • Survivor Families Spend Day Of Fall Festival Fellowship

    Oct 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With determination and a smile on his face, KayCee Chaney, 4, put paintbrush to pumpkin, crafting his own work of art and proudly displaying it for all to see. But it wasn't just his pretty pumpkin he was smiling about -- it was the chance to be with kids just like him. Gold Star kids.

  • University partners with Fort Sill's golf center

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 20, 2011) -- Fort Sill has a beautiful golf course and a new golf learning center available to post residents, Soldiers, retirees and employees. Now the facilities are also available to Cameron University students thanks to a partnership between CU Sports programs and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fort Meade CDC l gets national re-accreditation

    Oct 20, 2011

    Fort Meade's Child Development Center I received notice Sept. 23 of its fourth re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • Pictures worth a thousand words

    Oct 19, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Digital Photography Contest winners were announced during an awards ceremony held Oct. 12, 2011, in the Patch Library. This year, 49 photographers entered 390 photographs in the annual contest sponsored by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Patch Arts and Crafts Center.

  • Redstone Retains Ten-Miler Titles

    Oct 19, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- A sunny fall morning greeted the runners who converged Oct. 9 near the Pentagon for the 27th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Army leadership renews commitment to families with Army Family Covenant

    Oct 13, 2011

    Top Army leadership renewed the Army Family Covenant, the Army's formal commitment to support Soldiers and their families, with a signing this week at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Surviving Spouse On New Path

    Oct 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There's a lot of change going on in Emily McFall's life these days.

  • Financial Fitness Delivers Peace Of Mind To Consumers

    Oct 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sgt. Andrew Dykes was living paycheck to paycheck.

  • Fort Lee holds first post baby shower

    Oct 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 12, 2011) -- Fort Lee's first installation-wide baby shower drew 40 expectant mothers to the Liberty Chapel Tuesday. The participants heard parenting tips and received a variety of gifts from the community and Virginia's first lady Maureen McDonnell.

  • Spartans run 10-Miler "shadow run" in Taliban birthplace

    Oct 11, 2011

    As runners gathered in the nation's capital, Oct. 9, to compete in the annual Army 10-Miler race, Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Combined Task Force Spartan), ran a 10-Miler "shadow-run" a week earlier near the heart of the Taliban at Forward Operating Base Pasab in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

  • More companies to help military spouses find jobs

    Oct 11, 2011

    Two dozen new companies have put their hat in the ring to make it easier for spouses of service members to find and keep meaningful, career-oriented, portable employment.

  • Domestic violence: Time to end vicious cycle

    Oct 6, 2011

    Have you ever felt isolated, unworthy, frightened or trapped in a relationship? I have, and it's a scary scenario to be in, but I can tell you that you are not alone and you can end the vicious cycle of abuse.

  • 'Run Amok' obstacle course full of surprises, fun

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2011) -- The first MWR Run Amok event took place Oct. 1 at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area here.

  • Redstone Takes Action On Quality Of Life

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Diversity. That's what Carie Green wants to see around the table when members of the Redstone Arsenal community come together to discuss issues during this year's Army Family Action Plan conference. But that diversity is not limited to race, gender or religious affiliation. It also has to do with employment status -- civilian, contractor, retiree and military -- and tenant representation.

  • Legendary rock group Kansas to perform with US Army Band "Pershing's Own"

    Oct 6, 2011

  • Writers, artists share passion for 'kid lit' with community

    Oct 5, 2011

    Writing for children is serious business. The young readers may be small, but the impact that words and images have on them can be immense. That's why the Patch Library hosted an author- illustrator day Sept. 24, an event where budding writers and artists could learn how to draw, create a character and develop a story line, from German and American authors and illustrators from Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern and Berlin.

  • Browne to wear bib No. 1 for one last hurrah in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 3, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program distance runner Maj. Dan Browne, a three-time winner and two-time record-holder of America's largest 10-mile road race, is one of eight WCAP runners who will attempt to keep the International Army Cup on American soil Oct. 9 at the Pentagon.

  • Humphreys hosts Army 10-miler shadow run

    Oct 2, 2011

    More than 300 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the second annual Army 10-miler Shadow Run hosted here Oct. 2.

  • Talent, spirit rise from competition

    Sep 30, 2011

    Roars of applause filled the Elkhorn Conference Center Sept. 22 as Operation Rising Star contestants competed for $500 and a chance to advance to the Armywide event.

  • All-Army women put 6 players on All-Interservice Softball Team

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Nugget Lanes hosts Operation Rising Star Competition

    Sep 30, 2011

    Among cheers and tears, Nicole Walters was named the winner of Fort Wainwright's Operation Rising Star contest Sept. 24.

  • Operation Rising Star: Vocalist stays in box to win crown

    Sep 29, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Going first was the most challenging part of the competition for this year's Operation Rising Star winner. But placing first exceeded her expectations for an answer to her simple prayer "God just let me place."

  • Fort Lee ACS readies for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 29, 2011) -- Each October, communities across the nation observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month - but the work of advocates is never ending.

  • Military Retirees Have Their Day

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Members of the military retiree community are urged to keep informed about their benefits, especially during these times of dwindling resources.

  • Air Force wins gold, Army silver in Armed Forces Softball

    Sep 29, 2011

  • Fort Riley celebrates fall with annual festival

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- A military spouse attending Fort Riley's Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 24 at Artillery Parade Field for her second year in a row said the annual festival was a great Family activity.

  • Community can end domestic violence

    Sep 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual campaign against domestic violence was launched, here, Monday.

  • Jackson Idol: EFMP/CYSS talent show set for Friday

    Sep 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson children will step into the spotlight Friday at the second annual Exceptional Family Member Program talent and fashion show 6 p.m. at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Culture College welcomes newcomers to overseas duty station

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sgt. Walter Stanley knew enough about living in Germany from his first tour of duty that he knew he needed to learn more when he came back for a second tour. As a result, Stanley spent three days during the week of Sept. 12 taking Army Community Service's Culture College, which orients Wiesbaden's newcomers to the city and Germany.

  • New CDC providing child care, jobs

    Sep 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Construction of the new Child Development Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground North is underway and expected to be completed in December.

  • San Antonio softball stars shine at Armed Forces Championships

    Sep 27, 2011

  • Grafenwoehr contestants croon their way to stardom for Operation Rising Star

    Sep 26, 2011

    The Performing Arts Center reverberated with the heartfelt singing of 10 contestants trying to win "Operation Rising Star," here, Sept. 16. Over 150 enthusiastic fans packed the Performing Arts Center to cheer on and help narrow the field to six semifinalists. The following week, Sept. 23, one dedicated performer won the final round and earned her shot at the ultimate prize -- an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, Calif., to make a record.

  • New Army Lodge rolls out the 'roten teppich'

    Sep 26, 2011

    Hotel manager Waltraud Schill-Rueckert wants the very best for her guests. And even though the new Army Lodge was booked solid for its grand opening, here, Sept. 19, she and her staff went to great lengths to ensure even the guests at the ceremony felt welcome. Following the official speeches, six children decked out in flower-girl and ring-bearer duds handed out roses and spread petals on the ground as nearly 200 guests ceremoniously entered the new lodge.

  • Grafenwoehr Soldiers get a laugh at 'That Guy'

    Sep 26, 2011

    Hidden behind the laughter of more than 500 Soldiers was a clear message. "You don't want to be that guy," said comedian Danny Villalpando, kicking off the Comics on Duty show, Sept. 8, at the Main Post Tower Theater. "You know that guy." Villalpando, along with fellow comedians Paul Ogata, Tom Foss and J.R. Brow, went on to berate life and the seemingly innocuous incidents that make it funny -- in this case hilarious -- as part of the "That Guy" campaign, which encourages young enlisted personnel to reject binge drinking.

  • Knights jousting, feasts, princesses take over at Fort Bragg's Renaissance Faire

    Sep 23, 2011

    Around 6,100 residents from Fort Bragg and the surrounding area entered the magical world of knights, fairy princesses, feasting and jousting at Smith Lake Recreation Area Sept. 17 and 18. The first Fort Bragg Renaissance Faire featured some in period costumes, entertainment from minstrels Maugorn the Stray and the duo Thunder and Spice singing songs of old to fierce battles performed by Knights of the Canton of Attilium.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports holds opening ceremony

    Sep 23, 2011

    Under unseasonably cool and rainy weather, about 820 youth and 50 teams turned out for the 2011 fall sports opening ceremony for football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading at the NCO Academy Field, Sept. 17.

  • Army Wife Network brings Field Exercise to Fort Wainwright

    Sep 22, 2011

    Crooks and Henderson tag themselves as interactive empowerment for Army wives. They have a radio show, a website (, an online advice column entitled "Field Problems" (which can be found on their website) and the "Field Exercises."

  • SOS tea party to honor Gold Star Mothers at ACS

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Gold Star Mothers Day is Sept. 25. Survivor Outreach Services, or SOS, will honor Gold Star Mothers with a tea party, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23, at the Fort Shafter Army Community Service, located at the Aloha Center, Building 330, here.

  • Tropics with a twist: Warrior Zone to offer high-energy entertainment

    Sep 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- "Madden 12," "NCAA Football 12" and "Modern Warfare" for Xbox 360 and Play Station 3. 3-D TV. Free Wi-Fi.

  • FCC connects children with certified care providers

    Sep 22, 2011

    Forty Fort Meade Family Child Care providers care for about 200 children, from 4-weeks old to age 12, in their homes on and off the installation.

  • USACE, FMWR celebrate opening of new Army Lodge in Grafenwoehr

    Sep 21, 2011

    With the entrance covered in rose petals, USAG Grafenwoehr invited everyone inside their newly-opened lodge during a ceremony Sept. 19.

  • Installation Management Command employees enjoy a free ride to work

    Sep 16, 2011

  • App puts U.S. Army Europe in mobile users' hands

    Sep 15, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe recently released an application for mobile devices designed to keep people informed on the latest Army in Europe information, news and events.

  • Fort Carson public forum ranks issues

    Sep 15, 2011

    Issues and concerns related to Fort Carson were discussed and prioritized during the annual Army Family Action Plan conference Sept. 7-9.

  • 1,800 unite to honor lives lost

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Fort Carson community honored the memories of those killed in the 9/11 attacks and those who have subsequently given their lives in service of their country with a 5-kilometer commemorative run at Ironhorse Park Sept. 9.

  • Volunteer coaches give time to mentor young athletes on, off field

    Sep 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For the past three years, four Soldiers have made time in their busy lives to coach multiple sports programs for the Youth Sports leagues.

  • Military community athletes run 25 hours for charity, friendship

    Sep 14, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As the sun rose over Wiesbaden's Kurpark Sept. 11, people scrambled out of sleeping bags to see who was still on the track a few hours before the end of Wiesbaden's 25-hour run. Some 86 U.S. military community runners were among the hundreds of athletes who turned out for the seventh annual charity event, organized by the Wiesbaden Sport Organization (WISPO) to promote the development of young athletes.

  • Potential information breach may affect non-appropriated fund retirees

    Sep 14, 2011

  • Army chef provides comfort to Soldiers and Families in central Alaska

    Sep 14, 2011

  • Three spacious new cabins provide more recreation options

    Sep 13, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 23 to mark the official opening of three new log cabins at Picatinny Arsenal.

  • Army uses awareness campaign to fight domestic violence

    Sep 9, 2011

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Army is doing its part to help combat violent behavior in its ranks.

  • Pentagon Channel films Fort Riley Warrior Zone opening

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley will be the center of attention for two programs on the small screen. The Pentagon Channel visited Fort Riley Aug. 23 to 27 to film an episode of "FNG" focusing on the Warrior Zone, and an episode of "Tour of Duty," which will showcase the installation and surrounding communities.

  • Soldier Show receives standing ovations in Kansas

    Sep 9, 2011

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- For two nights, Aug. 23 and 24, crowds at McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus, Manhattan, were on their feet while watching a fast-paced, 90-minute live musical production of the 28th annual Soldier Show.

  • Field artillery Soldier shines brightest

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2011) -- Three very talented singers vied for the title of Fort Sill's Rising Star, but in the end there could be only one. Staff Sgt. Cory Bullis, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 95th Adjutant General Battalion, won the competition.

  • Bikes Over Baghdad wows Fort Riley crowds

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- They may not be the typical entertainers to visit the troops overseas, but that seems to be alright with them. Bikes Over Baghdad is a group of about 10 BMX riders who have traveled numerous times to perform for service members in Iraq. The group made Fort Riley its first stateside military visit when they put on a few shows during the Warrior Zone grand opening celebration Aug. 26.

  • Fort Riley opens Army's 1st Warrior Zone

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley Soldiers, who have been taxed by the demands of an Army at war, are kicking their feet up at a new facility where relaxation is the only requirement and the only shooting, running, dodging and diving is done on a computer screen.

  • Oktoberfest returns with 'oompah' Sept. 15-18

    Sep 7, 2011

    Let the good times -- and the beer barrels -- roll.