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  • 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.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates lighting of Christmas tree, menorah

    Dec 7, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 150 Soldiers, spouses and children huddled together in the cold blue twilight Thursday waiting for nightfall, when Fort Drum officials were scheduled to light the installation's Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah in front of the Main Post Chapel.

  • Poignant essays, passionate speeches highlight Ansbach's Month of the Military Family finale

    Dec 2, 2011

    ANSBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach closed out the Month of the Military Family with a VIP cocktail party and celebration of the military family on Nov. 28 at the Von Steuben Community Activity Center here.

  • Yongsan reaffirms Army Family Covenant

    Dec 2, 2011

    The re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant was held at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's South Post Chapel in order to reconfirm the Army's commitment to improving the quality of life for members of the Yongsan Community, Dec. 2.

  • Got cabin fever? Outdoor Recreation has the cure

    Dec 2, 2011

    The harsh climate of an Alaskan winter can have Soldiers and their Families feeling a bit closed in. Fort Wainwright, Outdoor Recreation offers many reasons to come out and play no matter what the season brings.

  • World's best FMWR employee works at West Point Five Star Inn

    Dec 1, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2011) -- With belt-tightening a way of life in this challenging economy affecting employees and employers, many are finding the need to do more with less----and that often means employees doing other jobs to cover positions eliminated due to cost-cutting measures. This is the case with Rose Tumacder, administrative assistant at the Five Star Inn located near the Visitor's Center, who recently received the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee of the year worldwide.

  • Fort Drum Families get sidewalk view of NYC

    Dec 1, 2011

    Instead of gathering around a table for Thanksgiving this year, a handful of Fort Drum Families spent the holiday on the streets of New York City, trading street vendor hot dogs for a turkey dinner, navigating to famous Manhattan sites and attending one of the most celebrated parades of the year.

  • 'All inclusive' Super Park opens to Camp Humphreys community

    Nov 30, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- A children's play area, which has been dubbed "Super Park," and features equipment that allows children of all abilities to use the play place, was officially opened here Nov. 30.

  • Youth Center addresses bullying, showcases talent

    Nov 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Anti-bully campaigns are increasingly gaining nationwide attention from the media, parents and government officials.

  • Survey to assess interest, use and satisfaction with MWR programs

    Nov 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army will survey members of its communities worldwide beginning in March as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs (UPDATED)

  • FOB Farah celebrates Thanksgiving, improve Soldiers morale

    Nov 26, 2011

    Soldiers and Civilians on Forward Operating Base Farah celebrated Thanksgiving with a five kilometer Turkey Trot, pancake breakfast, spades tournament and Thanksgiving feast.

  • Kansas inspires U.S. Army Orchestra to Carry On

    Nov 25, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- Staff Sgt. Christina Wensel went toe-to-toe with Kansas violinist David Ragsdale during an improvised solo portion of "Dust in the Wind" at Army Entertainment presents the "Carry On" Concert with Kansas, featuring the U.S. Army Orchestra on Veterans Day at DAR Constitution Hall.

  • Cosmic bowling 'glows' to next level

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Bowling in the dark never looked so good at the newly remodeled bowling center, here.

  • Job-seekers meet recruiters at Veterans Job Fair

    Nov 23, 2011

    Active-duty service members, veterans and the general public scoured the Veterans Job Fair held Nov. 16 at Club Meade for new job opportunities.

  • Military Appreciation Day honors Meade families

    Nov 23, 2011

    More than 400 service members and family members marked Military Family Appreciation Day here at Fort Meade, Md., on Nov. 17 with bowling, arts and crafts, and a visiting from a mobile petting zoo.

  • 'Rising Star' leans on experience

    Nov 22, 2011

    VILSECK, Germany -- Tamara Stinson is not nervous about singing on national TV. Not yet. Stinson, who won Grafenwoehr's preliminary Operation Rising Star in September, will compete for the grand prize in a national American Idol-style event, Dec. 11-17. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, where he or she will benefit from the tutorial of industry professionals and record a three-song demo. A polished singer with professional credentials, Stinson's performance chops and strong voice propelled her to the top of the Rising Star competition at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr.

  • 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.