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  • BOSS lives up to its name

    Apr 17, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- From getting free to reduced prices on trips and activities to improving quality of life to making new friends to spending some quality time with NFL cheerleaders and other stars, BOSS lives up to its name at Ansbach-Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

  • Month of the Military Child celebrated on Red Cloud

    Apr 17, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Celebrations for the Month of the Military Child got underway in the Red Cloud Food Court April 10 when members of Army Community Services staked out a corner filled with information about how to prevent child abuse and other areas of parenting.

  • Family members find answers from TRICARE

    Apr 17, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE management activity, office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, D.C., came to the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center with his wife, Brenda, April 8 to brief Family members, Soldiers, Civilians, and Retirees about improvements to TRICARE coverage and other access situations.

  • 2009 All Army Boxing Championships continue at Fort Huachuca

    Apr 16, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The 2009 All Army Boxing Championships moved into their second night of competition Wednesday at Barnes Field House here. Here are the second night results...

  • Stewart-Hunter Recreation Activities Combat Post-Deployment Stress

    Apr 15, 2009

    Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently returned from operations in Iraq and are the first group of Soldiers here to take part in a new Army-wide program designed to help troops funnel their combat stress through recreational activities.

  • Fort Polk's FCC Program needs more homes

    Apr 14, 2009

    Fort Polk's Army Family Child Care program needs more homes and providers. The program is run under the auspices of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Army families roll eggs at White House

    Apr 14, 2009

    More than a thousand military children and their parents participated in Monday's Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

  • Spending spring break at Camp Darby with Major League Baseball

    Apr 14, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - For 33 youth from RAF Lakenheath, England, and Germany's Ramstein Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, spring break provided an opportunity for a week of training at the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation Academy in Tirrenia.

  • IMCOM-Europe hosting camp for children with deployed parents

    Apr 14, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is hosting a summer camp designed specifically for children of deployed servicemembers.

  • PT in the park

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 157 children showed up to PT in the Park, the kick off event for Month of the Military Child for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, April 4, at Bennett Youth Center. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were on hand to lead the children, ages 2-8, and their parents through an aerobic "mousercise."

  • 'Lunch and Learns' serve up prevention

    Apr 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Quintin Ewing and Bernadette Wong are on a mission. They are members of a small army of education and support professionals working to raise awareness about child abuse prevention, one family at a time.

  • Celebrating Military Children

    Apr 13, 2009

    The Manahattan mayor issued a proclamation during the Manhattan City Commission acknowledging April as the Month of the Military Child.

  • Two thumbs up - Book reading brings CSM Mann, Picerne reps to Ware Elementary

    Apr 13, 2009

    Fort Riley Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Mann stoped by the Ware Elementary School to read a book to the children of the school. The book was part of a free book give-away sponored by the Picerne Military Housing office.

  • Youths get inside look at Wiesbaden construction projects

    Apr 13, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School second-graders got a construction update during a tour of four projects happening within a one-mile radius March 31 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Europe District officials.

  • Library program hooks 'Big Fish' author

    Apr 13, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Army Europe Libraries is resuming its "Conversations" literary discussion series in May with author and illustrator Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel "Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions," the basis for Tim Burton's 2003 film "Big Fish."

  • CYSS now offers all services under one roof - Family Covenant

    Apr 10, 2009

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony April 6 for the new Child, Youth and School Services offices, which are now housed in the Army Community Service building on Fort Sam Houston.

  • FSH kicks off Military Child, Child Abuse Month - Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Month and

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April being the Month of the Military Child, as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the covenant was exemplified at Fort Sam Houston April 3 with a calendar full of fun-filled events for children, Families, Soldiers and friends.

  • Bamberg celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 10, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Parents and children of the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg military community joined service support organizations on the installation April 4 to recognize the Month of the Military Child.

  • Boo Weekley visits Soldiers before Masters Tournament

    Apr 9, 2009

    Boo Weekley visits with service members before the Masters Golf Tournament and offers a clinic.

  • DoD, ACS send 'SOS' to Families

    Apr 9, 2009

    Fort Hood Families who have lost a Soldier now have a new Army program to assist them...and it comes with a face. Survivor Outreach Services is working to put a face with the information and support Families seek after the death of a Soldier.

  • First Swing program inspires wounded warriors to retain active lifestyle

    Apr 7, 2009

    Six summers ago, Sgt. Roy Mitchell was a 2-handicap golfer who earned a tryout for the All-Army Golf Team. Now he's a disabled golfer with an 8 handicap, striving to regain his form on a prosthetic leg and tinkering with a specialized golf cart.

  • 'Reach Out and Read' now reaches military families

    Apr 7, 2009

    Through Reach Out and Read's Military Initiative, doctors and nurses at 20 military hospitals, including one in Germany, will soon receive training on how to promote early literacy for children, and free books to be handed out to parents with young children - ages six months through five years - when visiting well-baby or well-child clinics.

  • All-Army wrestlers seek another Greco-Roman national crown

    Apr 1, 2009

    The All-Army wrestling team will march into Las Vegas Convention Center in search of its ninth Greco-Roman crown in the past 10 years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 9-11.

  • LINN initiative gives educators, professionals tools to help children cope with traumas of war, loss

    Apr 1, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- "Daddy, why do people have to go to war'" In a time of war and multiple deployments, military children ask difficult questions. The Military Child Education Coalition is helping educators and community service professionals find the answers and ease the challenges our youngest Soldiers face. The coalitions' most recent initiative, Living in the New Normal: Supporting Children Through Trauma and Loss, held a two-day, professional development seminar in Grafenwoehr March 26-27.

  • Simulator helps teens in Europe learn to drive

    Mar 31, 2009

    TEENAGERS are learning to drive in the rain, in the fog, even on narrow mountain roads at night. They're driving while their friends talk and laugh behind them and even while their cell phones ring. But because of new technology, their lives are in no way at risk.

  • Race creates stronger bonds

    Mar 30, 2009

    Family members of the 'Dragon Brigade' 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division competed in the race to create a tighter bond among the spouses of the Family Readiness Group. The race also became the metaphoric victory implied in the age old saying, "anything is possible," for Tricia Verschage. Last summer, doctors removed a benign tumor from Verschage's leg and told her she would never run again. Verschage said her passion for running and determination would not allow her to accept their diagnosis. "They said I was never going to run again," she said. "So, I worked with my physical therapist, and I started running about a month ago." At the end of the two-mile St. Patrick's Day race, friends and Dragon Brigade Families were there to cheer her on as well as the others who participated.

  • Military child takes the lead to protect children

    Mar 30, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- April is the Month of the Military Child and one might expect a story describing the nouns and verbs that could be embroidered on a military child's "been there, done that" t-shirt. But this is a "here now, doing something" kind of story.

  • Teen Center keeps kids busy on spring break

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Riley Middle School and Teen Center hosted a spring break pool tournament as well as other events March 16-20. The events were a part of a multiple activities for kids on spring break.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • Cooking and coping go hand in hand at ACS class

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Someone once said that nothing brings people together like food, maybe because conversations seem to flow effortlessly around dinner tables and memories are shared. Also, friendships blossom and family ties strengthen. And honestly, who doesn't love to eat'

  • AFAP brief highlights dedication to service

    Mar 27, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) delegates provided a voice for the community during the 2009 AFAP brief-out, here, March 18.

  • Area School Enjoys Outing to Bowling Center

    Mar 27, 2009

    Students from David A. Harrison Elementary School of Prince George visited the Fort Lee Bowling Center during a class field trip March 20. The trip was planned as a means to educate children on the importance of proper manners.

  • Fort McCoy BOSS Woodshop reopens with new look

    Mar 27, 2009

    Fort McCoy BOSS Woodshop reopens with new look

  • Fort McCoy plans Week of the Young Child activities for April

    Mar 27, 2009

    Week of the Young Child activities

  • Daughter's project inspires mother's award-winning photos

    Mar 27, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some parents raise their children by the "do as I say, not as I do" rule. Not so for Laura Irick. She guided her daughter toward art school with a "do as I do" philosophy. In the process she rediscovered her own love of art and won photography contests with her work.

  • AFAP: Focus groups zero in on local, Army quality of life

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - A group of community members gathered at the Rheinlander Club March 3-5 to address issues affecting Baumholder and possibly the entire Army.

  • Fort Lewis women gather for annual conference

    Mar 26, 2009

    Almost 250 women gathered at Stone Education Center March 13, to learn ways to get more out of Army life and better cope with its challenges.

  • BOSS training educates, shares ideas

    Mar 26, 2009

    SCHWETZINGEN, Germany - Installation Management Command-Europe is sponsoring a Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers training session here April 27-May 2.

  • Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

    Mar 25, 2009

    Golf Clinic Trains Instructors to Work With Wounded Servicemembers

  • Author, researcher discusses the culture of military families

    Mar 25, 2009

    Brat is not a derogatory term when talking about children of service members. This is part of the message author Mary Edwards Wertsch brought with her when she visited the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg communities to talk about her research and her book, "Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood Inside the Fortress."

  • New youth center opens thanks to Army Family Covenant project

    Mar 25, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- A new $1.25 million Youth Center, partially funded by Army Family Covenant, has been unveiled in the Hainerberg Housing area. It is the first to open of many new quality-of-life facilities planned for Wiesbaden's ultimate transformation.

  • Defibrillators: fitness center life savers

    Mar 25, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The American Red Cross reports that each year some 500,000 Americans die of cardiac arrest.

  • Riley's Conference Center hosts brunch with kids in mind

    Mar 24, 2009

    Parents and their children were able to share brunch together at Fort Riley's "Riley's Conference Center" on March 15.

  • Fort Riley Middle School teen named Youth of the Year

    Mar 24, 2009

    A Fort Riley Middle School Teen Center student was recognized as the Youth of the Year.

  • Army FMWRC offers great getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 24, 2009

    Dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31.

  • Fort Polk's CYSS provides absorbing after school activities

    Mar 23, 2009

    Fort Polk's Child, Youth and School Services ensures that parents on post have an alternative to leaving their young child at home alone. Not only is it safer for the child, but the after school program can give parents the peace of mind they need to do their jobs.

  • Camp Darby programs enhance children safety

    Mar 23, 2009

    Several initiatives are taking place in the Camp Darby community to enhance safety while celebrating Month of the Military Child in April. The Camp Darby Livorno Unit School has joined in by enhancing the social studies program by taking children on field trips to better know the community and their relative's workplaces and Dare and the Safety office are offering bike safety classes and child seat inspections.

  • Army Family Action Plan addresses top issues at Camp Darby

    Mar 23, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy -- The Camp Darby community joined the Army in celebrating a quarter of a century of helping Soldiers and family members with the Annual Army Family Action Plan. March 4-5, Camp Darby community members convened for the 2009 AFAP to discuss everything from shopping privileges at the post commissary to the availability of language classes at Camp Darby.

  • Detroit Arsenal CDC Teaches Preschool Children How to Speak Spanish

    Mar 23, 2009

    The Child Development Center at the Detroit Arsenal is helping children to get a head start on their futures in the global economy by teaching them Spanish. With multiculturalism exploding across the world, the ability for these children to be multilingual is one of the most important skills that they can have in order to lead productive and successful lives.

  • FCC benefits include family atmosphere for children

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Seven months ago, Kelly Thomas was offered a Child Development Center spot for her 2-year-old daughter, and surprisingly, Thomas declined it.

  • Armed Services YMCA promotes fire safety

    Mar 21, 2009

    Wheeler's Armed Services YMCA hosted the Federal Fire Department, Feb. 25, during Playmorning to promote fire safety.

  • Education aids in fire prevention

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Unattended cooking and burning candles caused half of the fires on Army installations in 2008, according to Victor Flint, battalion chief, Federal Fire Department-Hawaii.

  • Flexible CYS2 programs support Army families

    Mar 21, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), Child, Youth and School Services (CYS2) programs are staying flexible to meet the child care needs of the community by providing numerous options for parents.

  • NCO teaches bistro cooking in the barracks

    Mar 20, 2009

    When it comes to cooking, Sgt. Edmund Perez knows how to prepare a healthy, affordable meal in about thirty minutes.

  • Professional development gives teachers new ideas

    Mar 20, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- For teachers of military children overseas, "Education is not a static profession ... educational techniques and methods are evolving every year to meet the needs of the students."

  • 'First Swing' golf clinic to train instructors, disabled Soldiers

    Mar 18, 2009

    The National Amputee Golf Association's "First Swing" mission is twofold: to help military golf instructors learn how to work with wounded warriors and to encourage disabled Soldiers to get back into the swing of an active lifestyle.

  • Kaiserslautern joint celebration to say 'thanks' to youth

    Mar 18, 2009

  • AER, Army Community supports victims of fire

    Mar 17, 2009

    Right before the Dinger family suffered a house fire on post Feb. 28, they were more worried about the possibility of dealing with a tornado. "It was raining hard. We had discussed where we would go in case of an emergency," said Jennifer Dinger, a mom of three. The family was in the living room when they saw a flash from the kitchen. In a matter of minutes, oil cooking on the stove had caught fire.

  • Customers help FMWR evaluate programs, service

    Mar 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Installation Management Command-Europe Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division is taking the next step as part of its ongoing push to provide quality service to every customer.

  • Program gives helpful bundles to new mothers

    Mar 16, 2009

    Edith Nolan and the American Red Cross Mother's Outreach Program started a program in the late 1980s to assist babies born to Families of Soldiers with the rank of corporal and below at Irwin Army Community Hospital. The program provides mothers with bundles containing items that come in handy for parents of infants. These items, such as blankets and booties, are all tucked inside a tote bag with the Mother's Outreach Program emblem on it.

  • Read Across America Week

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Grinch (Derek Hyde, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, school liaison officer) reads a Dr. Seuss book to Illesheim middle schoolers as part of Read Across America week. The campaign kicked off here March 2 at the Ansbach Elementary School when The Cat in the Hat (Ramona Kechelen) visited every class to speak on the importance of reading.

  • AFAP provides 'voice' for improving lives in Army communities

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - For 25 years, the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) has been providing Army communities worldwide with a "voice" in improving quality of life by initiating change. This year, that voice may be yours.

  • Well-funded programs give Soldiers economic cover

    Mar 13, 2009

    Soldiers who've had trouble weathering recent economic storms can look to various Army programs for help.

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • Detroit Arsenal CDC Raises a Puppy for Leader Dogs for the Blind

    Mar 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army Garrison - Detroit Arsenal Child Development Center has an exciting opportunity to raise a puppy for a year supporting the Leader Dogs for the Blind program. The puppy's name is Camie, and the goal is to raise her so that she will eventually become a service dog for a visually impaired person.

  • Financial experts, regulators bring information to Army audiences

    Mar 13, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - With stock markets and indices around the world flailing wildly from day to day, there might be no better time than the present to talk money with the experts.

  • FMWR Feline Fun Show proves to be cat's meow

    Mar 13, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany - Nearly 20 fluffy felines gathered inside the Patch Community Club recently to partake in the Feline Fun Show and do what they do best - purr and look pretty. The feline show was a first for U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports and Fitness personnel, who are more accustomed to hosting two-legged, rather than four-legged, events.

  • First Lady visits Fort Bragg, vows support for military families

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Soldiers and family members at Fort Bragg in what was her first tour outside the White House.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Kids have Fun and learn to cope and at Operation Purple camp

    Mar 10, 2009

    The National Military Family Association's Operation Purple camp program will once again be accepting applications online, beginning March 16, at www.operationpurple.org. The program aims to help military kids experience carefree fun while also learning coping skills to deal with war-related stress, and fosters relationships with others who know what they are going through because they are experiencing it, too. Operation Purple camp also helps kids to gain confidence and teaches them to be stewards of the community and of the environment.

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at www.afrcresorts.com

  • Dutch Prime Minister Takes Time Out for Brussels First-Grader

    Mar 10, 2009

    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Many youngsters who learned to read after 1995 are acquainted with Stanley Lambchop, a.k.a. "Flat Stanley." One student in Brussels sent his Flat Stanley to the Dutch Prime Minister and received a pleasant surprise.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Monroe leaders re-affirm commitment to top-quality service, support programs

    Mar 6, 2009

    The new Commanding General of U.S. Army TRADOC and the Fort Monroe Garrison Commander were among the participants of a Feb. 23 Army Family Covenant re-signing ceremony.

  • Read Across America - Fort Monroe

    Mar 6, 2009

    Eleven members of the Fort Monroe community participate in a Read Across America event at elementary schools in Hampton, Va.

  • Health coverage, high costs among issues discussed at USACC AFAP conference

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fifty active-duty Soldiers, retirees (JROTC cadre), military and cadet spouses, DA civilians and several volunteers from across the nation assembled in Virginia Beach Feb. 24-27 for the first U.S. Army Cadet Command Army Family Action Plan Conference in three years.

  • Fort Monroe AFAP earns praise for 'Big Army' ideas

    Mar 6, 2009

    Fort Monroe delegates explored several 'Big Army' issues during the installation's Army Family Action Plan Conference in February.

  • Outcomes of drugs and alcohol stressed at standdown

    Mar 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - It was a casual sunny Saturday afternoon in 2006 when a commissioned officer visited his neighbor for a beer and barbecue outing.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Soldiers showcase talent in "Curtains"

    Mar 6, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - It was 30 minutes before show time on opening night, Feb. 26, at Richardson Theatre, here, and the clocked seemed to tick slower and slower. Sgt. Thomas Johnson, Trial and Defense Service, 8th Special Troops Battalion, stood dressed in a tuxedo, with his hair slicked neatly back, make-up on, and ready for the show to begin.

  • Cadets teach middle school about amateur radio

    Mar 6, 2009

    Story and photo about West Point Cadet Amateur Radio Club teaching middle school students about HAM radios

  • Bowling returns to Fort Lewis

    Mar 5, 2009

    Bowling has returned to Fort Lewis, boasting flat-panel TVs, a full snack bar, video arcade, sound system and laser light show. Braving a wet winter afternoon, hundreds attended the grand opening of Fort Lewis' Bowl Arena Lanes Saturday, ready to bowl.

  • Fort Lewis suicide prevention training prepares facilitators

    Mar 5, 2009

    Specialist Norton received a "Dear John" e-mail from his fiancee. Then he watched his best friend die in a firefight. Now, he's contemplating suicide. The fictitious Norton was the subject of one of the videos in "Beyond the Front," an interactive presentation that served as the basis of suicide-prevention training given to facilitators Feb. 26-27 at Fort Lewis' North Fort Chapel. The facilitators will offer training to Soldiers and Army civilians in their units and directorates on post during individual suicide-prevention "stand-down" days between now and March 15.

  • Women powerlifters bring home the laurels to Fort Hood

    Mar 5, 2009

    Lady powerlifters from Fort Hood pumped iron to distinguish themselves in a recent tournament. The Phantom Warriors Women's Powerlifting Team took some Texas style muscle with a punch of Army can do to Miami Feb. 13-15 where they placed second in team standing out of 22 teams competing at the 27th annual USA Powerlifting Women's National Powerlifting Championships. The competition was close.

  • Preliminary bouts set the stage for Boxing Smoker championship fights

    Mar 5, 2009

    Other than a delay caused after bad weather forced the cancellation of a flight that included eight fighters from Fort Bragg, N.C., the Fort Hood Boxing Smoker preliminaries got underway as planned Monday in Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • America's best amateurs test Army World Class Athlete Program boxers

    Mar 5, 2009

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - It was billed as a chance for members of the World Class Athlete Program boxing team to learn about top-flight competition it will face in the coming year, and it lived up to its billing.

  • Finance gurus speak to Fort Carson Soldiers during Military Saves Week

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Carson Soldiers are taught good financial practices by two of Colorado's top financial experts at an Army Community Service Financial Readiness program as part of Military Saves Week.

  • Brigade commander learned from good NCOs from the beginning of his career

    Mar 5, 2009

    An O-6 Fires Brigade commander tells what the Year of the NCO means to him

  • Carson singer's music showcases Army spouses

    Mar 5, 2009

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • Year of the NCO: Fort Hood celebrates Year of the NCO with plenty of backbone

    Mar 4, 2009

    Ask Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, command sergeant major of III Corps and Fort Hood, what makes the noncommissioned officer the backbone of the United States Army and he might wax eloquently for an hour. But crystallized into one short statement, Ciotola can say it in four, crisp words: "We make things move."

  • Katterbach CDC expansion means more spaces, improved safety, programs

    Mar 4, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany -- The recent expansion of the Katterbach Child Development Center means better customer service in the form of more childcare spaces, improved safety and new programs.

  • Married command sergeants major discuss deployments, family life in the military

    Mar 4, 2009

    LaToya Sizer worries when her husband Richard deploys and adjusts when he gets back. Nothing unusual about that; deployments and separations are common place in today's Army. What makes the Sizers different is that they both happen to be command sergeants major, which brings unique challenges and advantages to their family raising efforts.

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