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  • ACS care teams thoroughly trained to assist Knox surviving spouses

    Feb 22, 2011

    Although no Fort Knox Soldiers have been killed recently, the FMWR directorate employees received training so they could help a co-worker who might also be a surviving spouse. The recent deployment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division to Afghanistan raises the odds that Knox employees or family members may be affected.

  • Wiesbaden daughters welcome home their fathers by 'Dancing with Daddy'

    Feb 22, 2011

    Girls from across the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden put a spin on their fathers' welcome home celebrations. They also added a few dips, twists, turns and squeals. A,A

  • Balloons fly with message of love

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Hanging onto Beth Allmandinger's balloon was a message that said simply "Love ya, Bubba."

  • Feeding the hungry

    Feb 17, 2011

    Lucy Hrabowski, a food service specialist at the Strike Zone at Fort McPherson, places food Feb 16 in anticipation of the lunch-time crowd.

  • Registration open for 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 17, 2011

    It is time to start preparing for the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March to be conducted March 27, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Wainwright teens make a difference, earn national community service award

    Feb 17, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's Youth Services program was recently named one of the eight Army sites to receive the prestigious award that merges the resources and influence of both BGCA and TeenNick (Nickelodeon) TV network.

  • Wainwright spouse wins photography honors

    Feb 17, 2011

    A Fort Wainwright family member was among the winners of the 2010 Army Digital photography contest.

  • DoD stresses debt reduction

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The statistics are frightening. About 43 percent of American families spend more than they make each year, average households carry some $8,000 in credit card debt and personal bankruptcies have doubled in the past decade. Military personnel are not immune to financial woes. To combat the mounting personal debt, the Military Saves campaign is a Department of Defense financial readiness campaign to persuade military service members, family members and the wider military community to reduce debt and save money, thereby ensuring personal wealth and stability and positively impacting the nation's personal household savings rates.

  • Army Community Service transforms

    Feb 17, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Army Community Service is enhancing the way it delivers services, to make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their Family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • Third Army, 20th Fighter Wing work together to ensure BRAC transition a success

    Feb 17, 2011

    In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure committee mandated that Fort McPherson, Ga. close, and the Third Army headquarters be moved to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. That means approximately 1,400 new military and civilians in the workforce, many with their Families, will be entering Shaw AFB, shopping at the Base Exchange, using the gym, taking their children to the child development center, and utilizing other facilities when the command complete its move later this summer.

  • AFAP gives ohana power to affect change

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nicole Roames threw a soft, gray, woolen shawl over her blouse to ward off the chill in the standard-issue classroom in the Education Center, here, Feb. 8.

  • The Army's looking for a few good athletes

    Feb 15, 2011

    DENTON, Texas - After the last class of the day Billy Ryan High Schools' track team ran paced laps in the gathering shadows. This afternoon was special. They weren't running as alone two Soldiers from the United States Army World Class Athlete Program decided to join the students' afternoon run.

  • Jennifer Jo Cobb to unveil 'Driven 2 Honor' program at Daytona

    Feb 15, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - Even as a race-car driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb finds it hard to fathom how fast her "Driven 2 Honor" program is coming to fruition. Cobb teamed with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers to create a NASCAR VIP Weekend for female troops as a salute to women in the military.

  • Great Aloha Run to kick off on President's Day

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Hawaii runners, including those in the armed services, are lacing up for the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, scheduled, here, Feb. 21.

  • WCAP runners lead All-Army to silver in Armed Forces Cross Country

    Feb 15, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Spc. Robert Cheseret won the men's 12K and Maj. Emily Potter finished second in the women's 8K at the 2011 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Feb. 5 in San Diego.

  • Byers determined to wrestle another Olympics before coaching

    Feb 15, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO - With the 2012 London Games looming over the horizon, U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman heavyweight wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers is more determined than ever to win an Olympic gold medal.

  • Soldier-athletes share WCAP, All-Army Sports stories with Families

    Feb 15, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO - The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program may be one of the best-kept secrets in the military. Three WCAP athletes discussed Soldiering and sports with visitors of the Army Strong Zone for two days prior to the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome. They were reminded of how few people realize that the Army has a program to support Olympic-caliber athletes.

  • Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Winter Extravaganza attracts record crowd

    Feb 14, 2011

    A record-setting crowd of nearly 800 participated in the fifth annual Winter Extravaganza, held Jan. 29 at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The participants took advantage of many discounted events. A majority of the attendees - 502 people - found their way to the snowtubing slopes during the event's 11-hour schedule. Winter Extravaganza supports both the Army Family and Community Covenants, said Jobi Spolum, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Marketing director. The event helps to bring Families together and strengthen their ties in support of the Army Family Covenant, she said. Whitetail Ridge is open to the public, and events such as Winter Extravaganza help strengthen the relationship between Fort McCoy and the surrounding communities in support of the Army Community Covenant, Spolum said. Commercial sponsors helped support and defray the cost of the event, she added.

  • Fort McCoy Community Activity Center piano lessons are 'outlet, stress reliever' for Soldi

    Feb 14, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- When Soldiers step into the piano room at the Fort McCoy Community Activity Center (CAC), they step into a different world. Michelle Jones, a chief operator at the installation's telecommunications center who teaches piano and drum-set lessons at the CAC, said Soldiers need an outlet, a stress reliever, and the piano is one way to achieve that. Jones, who has been at the telecommunications center 22 years and teaching piano at the CAC five years, tells her "favorite story" to illustrate the positive impact of music. "A mobilized Soldier stationed at Fort McCoy came into the CAC and said he needed an outlet," Jones said. "He said all he could hear was 'war' ... 'war' ... 'war.' He had come to the activity center to play pool, and he saw a sign noting the availability of piano lessons. He came to see me, though he had never touched a piano before. He began taking piano lessons in January." His goal was to be able to play traditional Christmas music for his family when he went on leave in December. "He wanted the whole thing to be a secret," Jones said. "When he went home that Christmas, he floored everyone." "There was nothing like it when he was playing 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' in July," Jones said. "That's my best story."

  • Turning trash into cash: Fort Bragg Sports, Recreation Division benefits from recycling incentives p

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Recycling Incentives Program was launched in March of 2008 as a way for military units and agencies across the installation to reduce waste and recycle post commodities. Participants in the program collect and donate cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles to the Fort Bragg Recycling Center where the materials are weighed and recorded. The recorded weights are then transferred into a value and the amount is issued to the donating unit or organization as a voucher that may be applied at any FMWR resource.

  • Character Counts: CYSS Programs Promote Strong Students, Citizens

    Feb 11, 2011

    This is the final installment of a three-part Fort Lee Traveller series that explores the dilemma of school bullying.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord BOSS program earns awards

    Feb 10, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers got high marks from the Department of the Army BOSS with two significant program awards for 2010. The program and a leader received the Armywide recognition.

  • Character counts: CYSS programs promote strong students, citizens

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va (Feb. 10, 2011) -- Bullying is a problem that doesn't go away on its own said Lisa Williams, the mother of Christian Taylor, a young man who hung himself May 31, 2010, after enduring months of harassment at a Virginia high school.

  • Mother's Tears Are Testament To War's Cost

    Feb 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's hard to get hold of the grief of a mother. The tears are there, just under the surface, falling uninvited at the memory of loss. Becky Loggins knows those tears all too well. She sheds them for the beloved son who went off to fight a war, who became a man of purpose in the uniform of a Marine, who died in a foreign country as the target of an Iraqi sniper.

  • CYSS, UH helps military kids with deployments

    Feb 7, 2011

    HONOLULU - The Stan Sheriff Center hosted Utah State's men's basketball team and one very large group of military youth, here, Jan. 29.

  • NFL Play 60: Kids play with the pros

    Feb 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 200 children converged on Stoneman Stadium, here, to meet and play with National Football League All-Star football players and cheerleaders, Jan. 27, during the NFL's Play 60 Challenge.

  • Families enjoy Ohana Day at Aloha Stadium

    Feb 7, 2011

    AIEA, Hawaii - After a one-year hiatus, the National Football League's Pro Bowl returned to Hawaii, making a lot of fans and players happy.

  • Lunchtime yoga offers mid-day escape

    Feb 7, 2011

  • DFMWR's Eddie the Eagle meets NFL mascots

    Feb 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When the news came out that the National Football Leagure was returning to Hawaii for the 2011 Pro Bowl, I couldn't have been more excited.

  • Former NFL players tell Fort Hood kids: For a hero, look no further than your own family

    Feb 7, 2011

    Former NFL players Rodney Bailey and Reggie Howard and other members of the I am NOT a HERO Foundation, Inc., held a football mini-camp for military youths at Fort Hood, Texas, Super Bowl Sunday.

  • Memories abundant for military educator

    Feb 7, 2011

    Marilyn Johnson, an education technician at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC), stands silent as she watches over a group of young children in her preschool classroom as they take their afternoon nap. Johnson has been watching over children since she was a teenager, but today, she not only watches the world's future grow, but her own past come to a close.

  • Dodgeball: Players give new CYSS sport a big thumbs-up

    Feb 7, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You can hurt your siblings and get away with it." A,A That sentiment, expressed by dodgeball player Nico Dellacroce, was echoed in various ways as players enthusiastically endorsed Wiesbaden Child, Youth and School Service's latest addition to its winter sports programs.

  • Go Pack Go!

    Feb 4, 2011

    Green Bay Packer spirit is alive and well and on display throughout Fort McCoy, Wis. At the installation's Garrison Headquarters, several staff members take a break to show that spirit Friday, Feb. 4, in advance of the Packer's Super Bowl XLV game. Fort McCoy, the only Army installation in Wisconsin, has trained more than 100,000 military personnel from all service branches each year since 1984, and has supported the mobilization and demobilization of more than 122,000 personnel from nearly 2,200 units since 2001.

  • Waiting spouse finds time to volunteer with FRG

    Feb 4, 2011

    First of a planned series with various spouses of the 3-1 IBCT and how they are handling the separation of deployment.

  • Hunters give facility facelift thumbs up

    Feb 3, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - What better way for a hunter to enjoy bragging rights than to relax in a comfortable atmosphere, hot cup of coffee in hand, and room enough to tell the tales' Aberdeen Proving Ground area hunters now have that luxury, thanks to the facelift the old deer shack has undergone.

  • Adrenaline rush - Warrior Adventure Quest helps Soldiers blow off steam

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The shots rang out and were followed with screams and commands. The Soldiers trudged through the mud and hid behind bunkers.

  • Harmonious Hallways: lawmakers, local schools, youth groups use education, awareness to battle bulli

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA (Feb. 3, 2011) -"It's an old problem with new twists," said Prince George County Police Officer John E. Pearson Jr., when asked to discuss the issue of bullying in our schools.

  • Ready to Rumble:Lee's fledgling youth wrestling team emphasizes individual effort, team values

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 3, 2011) - Coach Mark Haines doesn't care whether a kid has any wrestling skills, is overweight or lacks confidence.

  • Fort Lee BOSS supports school outside gate

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA (Feb. 3, 2011) -A group of Fort Lee Soldiers are striving to make their presence felt outside the confines of the installation.

  • New Army Reserve CYSS team assists families with valuable resources

    Feb 2, 2011

    Ensuring the Army Reserve families' youngest members are not forgotten is the mission of the 81ST Regional Support Command's Child, Youth and School Services team here.

  • Army Family Action Plan delegates tackle 88 issues during Super Bowl Week

    Feb 2, 2011

    The perception of a weeklong meeting of Army wives is one of the greatest misnomers about the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference, which opened its 2011 rendition Monday at the Sheraton National Hotel.

  • Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit

    Feb 2, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.

  • AFAP Conference receives more than 120 issues

    Feb 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of the Fort Benning community submitted 126 issues to last week's Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Marne Soldiers, Family Members participate in Aerobic-thon

    Feb 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army has always taken the opportunity to make sure that Soldiers and their Family Members are physically fit. On Jan. 22, Newman Fitness Center helped to make sure that people in the Fort Stewart community knew there was a fun way to keep in shape, by holding the 2011 Aerobic-thon and Health Fair.

  • Montgomery Gentry rocks Casey - 'Hell Yeah'

    Jan 31, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - Blue lights illuminated the stage and sirens blared as "All Aboard" bellowed from the speakers, but this was no rock concert. It was pure honky tonk ala Montgomery Gentry - the gold and platinum album producing duo.

  • Fort Riley officials showcase new resiliency campus

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director, visited Fort Riley Jan. 28 to assist leaders in opening the post's new resiliency campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Resiliency Learning Center on Custer Hill.

  • Wheelock closes for upgrades, improvements

    Jan 31, 2011

    If you think Wheelock Fitness Center's closure for renovations will be an inconvenience for those who maintain a high level of physical fitness, think again. Not only has the Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation secured the services of four gyms on post, but when the renovations are complete, Fort Polk will be home to some of the finest fitness facilities in the Army inventory.

  • Popularity Puzzle: Some Thrive, Others Survive in Classrooms

    Jan 31, 2011

  • Fort Bragg program offers healthy benefits, fitness options to retirees

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports office now offers a program of circuit training that is designed especially for retirees. The program, which takes place at Towle Gym, features several circuits of weight machine exercises fused with various cardio routines.

  • A new teacher's first week of school

    Jan 28, 2011

    Rene Joe, a new teacher for the Youth Activities Center's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) pre-kindergarten class, helps a group of military children with their lunch. Joe, who is married to Sgt. 1st Class Dwayne Joe, a transportation and logistics NCO at Fort McClellan, Ala., started work Wednesday and will stay with CYSS until its closure.

  • Army recognizes families of fallen with vehicle decal, easier installation access

    Jan 27, 2011

    During a Survivor Outreach Services working group meeting last year, several participants expressed difficulty in gaining access to military installations to take part in SOS programs and support services.

  • Stellar Award winner James Fortune & FIYA take gospel to troops

    Jan 27, 2011

    Three-time gospel music Stellar Award winner James Fortune is scheduled to headline Army Entertainment Division's "Lift Up Your Spirit II" tour for troops in Korea and Germany with his band, "James Fortune & FIYA."

  • Shades of Green plays host to 100 Nights for Wounded Warriors

    Jan 27, 2011

    Purple Heart recipient 1st Lt. Brian Donarski's Family was the first of many beneficiaries of "Raytheon's 100 Nights for Wounded Warriors" at the Shades of Green.

  • Former Army bobsledder wins back-to-back Team of the Year awards

    Jan 27, 2011

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb's team was named Team of the Year for the second consecutive year by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Fort Wainwright youth art goes regional

    Jan 27, 2011

    Young artists from Fort Wainwright's School Age Services and Child and Youth Services Center showed their colors (and monochromatics) at a local art exhibit displayed at Bassett Army Community Hospital recently.

  • Runners 'chill' at LETRA

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Nearly 100 of the 200 5K runners at the Polar Bear Plunge jumped into the icy waters of Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area Jan. 22, at Fort Sill.

  • Allstar Weekend: Fans treated to performance by Disney Channel stars

    Jan 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Armed Forces Entertainment's latest musical tour brought a heart-throbbing mob of fans center stage. Twelve-year-olds Katryn Brown and Monica Gonzalez had their faces pressed against the glass doors at Flyers Theater Jan. 23 hours before Allstar Weekend ever took the stage.

  • APG News reporter pushes back the pain

    Jan 24, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Yvonne Johnson, APG News reporter, sticks to her get-fit New Year's resolution by participating in the Wednesday afternoon Cardio/Core Fusion class at the Aberdeen Area Athletic Center.

  • 'Cash and Carry' sale provides bargains aplenty

    Jan 24, 2011

    Members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community were given an opportunity to take a part of both installations with them during the "cash and carry" sale held Jan. 17 through 19. The sale, which took place at the Fort Gillem Getaway club, allowed individuals to purchase non-appropriated fund items housed in the building, as well as those in adjoining Taylor Suites. The sale was open to authorized ID card holders (active duty military, Civilian employees, retirees and Family members) on the first day, with the general community invited on the second and third.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Eagle Scouts hit the mark with projects

    Jan 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One project will eventually be riddled with holes. The other project just went to the dogs. A,A But that's exactly what two Eagle Scouts intended when they finished their community service projects this summer. A,A Wiesbaden teens Drew Parker and Colin Strout took the Eagle Scout oath Dec. 21 during a ceremony at the Hainerberg Chapel.

  • School partnership program: Win-win for students, Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Students and schools are not the only beneficiaries in the partnership. Soldiers benefit greatly from their experiences with schools and students, Brewer said.

  • Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

    Jan 20, 2011

    Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

  • Exchange, garrison bring Laundromat customers Wi-Fi

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has teamed up with the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Cable TV Office to make free Wi-Fi available to customers using four Laundromats in Warrior Country. Wi-Fi is available in Bldg. 3004 at Camp Casey, Bldg. 3814 at Camp Hovey, Bldg. 8 at Camp Red Cloud and Bldg. 2367 at Camp Stanley. The Cable TV Office installed the drop and the Exchange is paying for the service.

  • IMCOM's new home bridges past and future

    Jan 19, 2011

    The new IMCOM headquarters buildings will feature advanced "green" design while maintaining the integrity of the 1930s structure.

  • Downhill safety: Plan ahead, check gear to enjoy accident-free time on the slopes

    Jan 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For many, winter means only shorter days, colder temperatures and hazardous road conditions. But for some, the winter months are a welcome change from summer as it is a time to dust off the skis or snowboard, dig out the winter clothes and head to the hills for some fun in the snow. A,A While many skiers and snowboarders get excited at the fall of the first snowflake, they fail to remember their skis and snowboards weren't the only things that gathered dust over the summer months. The muscles needed to meet the physical demands of skiing are often not used with summer activities and are in need of preparation as much as the ski equipment.

  • Facebook 'angels' named inspired leaders

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you've been on the Fort Benning Facebook page recently, you may recognize the names of a few women who patrol the site daily, answering questions and offering advice to thousands of the installation's Facebook followers: Andrea McTaggart, Rhonda Young and JoLynn Mowrer.

  • Army minimizes stress suffered by victims of domestic, child abuse

    Jan 19, 2011

    On Jan. 21, eligible enlisted family members wiil begin receiving 36 months of Transitional Compensation (TC), the same as officer family members, rather than the average of 22 months of payments they formerly received. This change ensures payments are standardized for all approved applications.

  • WCAP bobsledder wins World Cup gold on farewell tour

    Jan 18, 2011

    Team USA bobsled pilot Sgt. Shauna Rohbock is back in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program for what may be her farewell tour on the World Cup circuit.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • Now's the time to get Pretty Hot and Tempting

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--With the new year comes a new weight loss competition for members of the Pretty Hot and Tempting or P.H.A.T. Club. The competition, which began this week, will have three teams and each team will have a trainer as team leader. The team leaders will pick the team names and the teams will be formed through Jan. 21.

  • 'I'll Be Home Soon. Just Stay Strong.'

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nearly four years ago, Tiffany Little lost her Soldier husband. A lot has happened since then - she's given birth to their daughter Kylee, moved to Alabama to be close to her dad and other family members, learned how to live as a single mom and joined a support group known as My Soldier, My Fallen Hero, first located at Bicentennial Chapel and now a part of the Survivor Outreach Services program. Along the way, she has found ways to manage the emotions that come with the sudden loss of a beloved husband.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Warrior Zone opens in Schweinfurt

    Jan 14, 2011

    The entertainment scene here on Ledward Barracks just got a shot in the arm. A state of the art multipurpose facility geared toward single Soldiers opened with a bang Thursday, Jan. 13. The new center, known as the Warrior Zone, includes a bar with a food menu, a lounge with flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, computer stations, pool tables, video games and other amenities aimed at taking the edge off of the demands of life in the Army.

  • Teens seek to get HIRED!

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Finding a first job can be a daunting task for today's youth as even traditional "teen jobs" are harder to find in this economy.

  • Dirt turned for new WTU complex

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Warrior Transition Unit allows the Army to rehabilitate Soldiers and return them to deploying units. A new WTU complex is one of many new projects on Fort Sill. Jan. 6 marked the groundbreaking for the three-phase plan. Among the new facilities are a Soldier and family assistance center, headquarters and a 72-Soldier barracks.

  • Hockey team scores big on national stage

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Joint Task Force (JTF) Blast, made up of Soldiers, civilians and contractors from Aberdeen Proving Ground, recently nabbed the national title during the 8th Annual Hockey for Heroes / Armed Services Classic, held Nov 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.

  • New director wants to bring Alaska adventure to youth

    Jan 13, 2011

    "We want to provide an exceptional experience and superior customer service that our families will always remember," Sagartz said.

  • Pieces of NASCAR Vets Day car to be auctioned for charity

    Jan 12, 2011

    Sheet metal from the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala Ryan Newman drove in the Nov. 14 NASCAR race featuring the faces of more than 500 military veterans will be auctioned online to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation and Army Emergency Relief.

  • Texas artist bringing the fallen to life

    Jan 11, 2011

    Duty, honor and country - three words that instill pride into any Soldier and their family. Yet, when a Soldier is killed or missing in action, these words can bring forth inspiration. This desire was felt by Phil and Lisa Taylor, founders of the American Fallen Soldier Project, to help bring closure to the families and friends of fallen Soldiers.

  • Armed Forces Recreation Center discounted rates now available for Survivors

    Jan 10, 2011

    In recognition of their sacrifice, the Army's Family and MWR Command is offering discounted rates at Armed Forces Recreation Centers to military Families who have lost a Family member in service to our Nation.

  • Panzer Hotel hosts grand opening

    Jan 10, 2011

    It's official. The Panzer Hotel is now open for guests, following a grand opening ceremony Dec. 15.

  • Single Soldiers give back 2,000 hours

    Jan 10, 2011

    The year of 2010 was notable for the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, and nowhere is that more evident than in the national recognition of the BOSS programs in all three communities.

  • All decked out

    Jan 10, 2011

    Heidelberg students now have a bigger and better after-school hangout thanks to the Soldiers of the 18th Engineer Brigade.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Nominations for 2011 Soldier Show due Jan. 18

    Jan 5, 2011

    Nominations for performer and technician positions in the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show are being accepted through Jan. 18, 2011.

  • Holiday Generosity Provides For Fort Drum Families

    Jan 5, 2011

    The holiday season always seems to spark an accelerated generosity in us all. It is the season for giving and this inspires us to think of those who may have an unmet need or of those who are exceptionally generous to us. Soldiers and their Family Members are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice year round and because of this, were the recipients of an abundance of generosity at Fort Drum this past December.

  • Arsenal Operation Family Timeout Program Continues Success

    Dec 30, 2010

    Operation Family Timeout, a program created and coordinated by the Rock Island Arsenal Army Community Service in 2005, continues to provide "free time" opportunities for the spouses of deployed military service members, as well as mobilized Department of Army civilians. Family members of deployed personnel from all branches of the military and mobilized civilian employees, whose children are ages six-weeks to 12-years-old, may use the program. Most importantly the program provides a support network for military family members who all share a common bond.

  • BOSS members brighten holidays for cancer patients, wounded warriors

    Dec 29, 2010

    Wiesbaden, Germany, Soldiers helped put smiles on the faces of young cancer patients at Mainz University, Dec. 7. Several members of Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program stopped by the Mainz cancer center to hand out holiday goodies and to spend time with the young patients.

  • Kid's News: Youths gain experience, 'tangible reward' in partnership program

    Dec 29, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Like superheroes equipped with utility toolbelts and colorful garb, participants in the garrison's school partnership program now have unique T-shirts, pens and other gear. Aukamm Elementary School's Christian Dunlap-Twist and Noel Schwandt were the first recipients of the new Wiesbaden Kid's News T-shirts during a taping of the program at American Forces Network-Wiesbaden studios Dec. 8.

  • Strength also comes from having 'heart'

    Dec 28, 2010

    The Arsenal's "heart," in essence its "character," is this month's Face of Strength because of what the workforce does without seeking fanfare or celebration from those outside of the fence line. Whether it is their donating annual leave to a fellow worker or their unwavering support to the community, they always step up to the challenge.

  • Tobyhanna children's programs earn national acclaim

    Dec 27, 2010

    Tobyhanna's Child, Youth and School Services organization offers some of the best programming in the nation, according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

  • O Christmas tree

    Dec 23, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - About 300 people attended the depot tree lighting ceremony and Child and Youth Services holiday party.

  • Fort Riley Families honor deployed loved ones with luminary ceremony

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families and friends of deployed Soldiers gathered together to honor those Soldiers during a luminary event. About 250 people attended the inaugural Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Candle Lighting Ceremony Dec. 17 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • 'Greatest Race' delivers message of unity

    Dec 21, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Unity through diversity was the focus of a play presented by the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES Unlimited program at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center Dec. 4.

  • Kits help children through deployment: Barkley students receive treats

    Dec 17, 2010

    Shirley Chester, a guidance counselor at Barkley, has been working hard to find ways to help the students cope with the anxiety of having a loved one overseas. On her search, she discovered Trevor Romain, a children's self-help author and motivational speaker. Sympathetic to the emotional stress of parental deployment, Romain has partnered with the USO to tour military schools around the world.

  • ACS opens its doors to a 'Winter Wonderland'

    Dec 17, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Army Community Service invited the community to their "Winter Wonderland," here, Tuesday. Childrend shared their holiday wishes with Santa and Mrs. Claus and got their photos taken with the jolly pair. They participated in interactive craft activities like decorating Christmas stockings and making candy-cane-reindeer to give as gifts.

  • Garrison Commander's Corner: Master Resiliency Training now offered at ACS

    Dec 16, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Master Resiliency Training is being offered at Schofield Barracks, and it is consistent with the Army Community Service's commitment to maintain readiness of Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.