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  • Kolekole Walking Path officially reopens for limited use

    Mar 20, 2015

    Members of the Army community turned out Saturday afternoon to hike the Kolekole Walking Path and take in the sweeping views it offered of Central Oahu and the Waianae Coast.

  • Newcomers connect with community at weekly expo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Ensuring that Soldiers and their families have the tools to succeed is a priority for U.S. Army Hawaii, and this begins from the moment they arrive on post.

  • Leaders emphasize teamwork during SHARP summit

    Mar 19, 2015

    Fort Jackson leaders held a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, summit Friday at the Officers' Club.

  • Council aims to improve well-being

    Mar 19, 2015

    One of Fort Jackson's top priorities is improving the quality of life. One of the many efforts taking place to fulfill that mission is the Fort Jackson Community Health Promotion Council, or CHPC.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. returns for fifth year

    Mar 19, 2015

    The fifth annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return to 65 participating Army garrisons worldwide in May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stands for Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- promotes garrison fitness and wellness programs available to Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilians. This year's theme is Total Army Strong, which highlights how all members of the Army community are essential in building a resilient fighting force.

  • Korean War POW gets final salute

    Mar 19, 2015

    Sixty-four years after being declared dead at Valley Number One POW Camp in North Korea, Army Sgt. Floyd J.R. Jackson, a Korean War prisoner of war, was returned home, March 5, 2015, to full military honors courtesy of Fort Carson.

  • Fair provides spouses, Soldiers with job opportunities

    Mar 19, 2015

    Army Community Service at Fort Carson and the Hiring our Heroes Program hosted a military spouse networking reception and job fair March 11-12, 2015.

  • USACE women thrive in male-dominated engineering field

    Mar 18, 2015

    Only 20 percent of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Engineering and Construction Division employees are women. While the branch is led by a female chief, the office -- like many in the U.S. -- still lacks women. In honor of Women's History Month in March, Engineering in Europe spoke with three outstanding women here to find out how they selected and continue to thrive in a male-dominated career field. These USACE women -- a mechanical engineer, engineering technician and civil engineer -- discuss their educational backgrounds, work experience and achievements to encourage girls and young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math

  • "What to Expect" baby shower brings moms together

    Mar 17, 2015

    Over 70 expectant moms in USAG Bavaria gathered for a baby shower hosted by the author of "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

  • Vanguard Brigade hosts Women's History observance

    Mar 15, 2015

    The 3rd Infantry Division celebrated Women's History Month with an observance ceremony hosted by 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, on Fort Stewart, Georgia, March 11, 2015.

  • Watch, join the conversation as senior leaders discuss the future of the Army

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Senior leaders will discuss the challenges the Army faces and the way ahead for the future force during the upcoming 2015 Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 31 to April 2.

  • Bike and Walk to School Day a healthy alternative

    Mar 13, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Students and employees all over Fort Huachuca set out a little earlier on the morning of March 6 to participate in the Bike and Walk to School Day.

  • Fitness sessions get installation moving

    Mar 13, 2015

    In a small classroom area near the dining facility at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Ky., a small group of Soldiers and civilians were being led in a display of physical fitness.

  • Soldiers helping Soldiers: AER campaign kicks off

    Mar 13, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill leaders are emphasizing the need to help Soldiers with the Army Emergency Relief program campaign kickoff, "AER-Making a Difference."

  • Taking care of self, take care of others

    Mar 13, 2015

    At any given moment, a soldier travels in three circles - the Unit Life Cycle, the Soldier Life Cycle, and the Family Life Cycle. In the 188th Infantry Brigade, a training brigade responsible for advising and assisting National Guard and Reserve soldiers across the United States with training, the ULC spins rapidly and unceasingly, while the other two cycles fluctuate with changing circumstances. This inconsistency can burden even the most seasoned soldiers with unnecessary stress. The Army seeks to provide as many tools as possible to ease the burden and help soldiers remain focused on the mission.

  • Women's History Month: EEO hosts lunch-n-learn

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Fort Rucker Equal Employment Opportunity Office Special Emphasis Program Committee will host a lunch and learn March 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Commons, Bldg. 8950, in honor of National Women's History Month.

  • Fort Rucker thanks Gold Star Families

    Mar 13, 2015

    Gold Star Family members got the opportunity to take part in something normally only flight school students get to experience -- the chance to take to the skies, through simulation, anyway.

  • BOSS provides community impact, mentorship

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program offers organized recreation for participants, but volunteers also understand the importance of hard work and the value of positively impacting the community.

  • Adopt-a-Trail: Volunteers sought to breathe new life into old trails

    Mar 13, 2015

    The Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation hopes to reclaim forgotten trails in 2015 with the aid of volunteers and the Adopt-A-Trail program.

  • DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

    Mar 13, 2015

    Army retiree and current Department of Defense civilian Greg Cheek says the resiliency skills he learned from the military helped him overcome the biggest challenge of his life: cancer.

  • Fort Hood WTU Delivers World-Class Venue for Regional Trials

    Mar 13, 2015

    More than 40 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans from Warrior Transition Units at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, were at Fort Hood March 2-6 to competed in swimming, archery, air guns, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and track and field competitions to earn an invitation to the Army Trials, which will be March 20-April 2 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Forty athletes will then be selected to represent Team Army in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games that will be held this summer.

  • Soldiers learn financial skills

    Mar 12, 2015

    Fort Carson's Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program hosted a Military Saves/National Consumer Protection Week kickoff March 4, 2015.

  • Auto Skills Center offers training, tools to build Soldier, Family confidence

    Mar 12, 2015

    Fort Carson's Auto Skills Center offers a state-of-the-art facility with advanced capabilities and a variety of classes to give Soldiers and Families the confidence and ability to repair and maintain their own vehicles.

  • Dailey discusses revised tattoo policy on Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey revisited Fort Bragg to conduct a town hall meeting with Soldiers to gain an understanding of Soldiers' and Family members' concerns, March 9.

  • AUSA Hot Topics Focus: Installation Management

    Mar 11, 2015

    The Association of the United States Army Hot Topics forum was held in Washington, D.C., March 10.

  • Free Fall Spouse Wins YPG Military Spouse of the Year

    Mar 11, 2015

    YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, AZ - While the men and women in uniform are on the front lines keeping the nation free, the military spouse keeps the home front resilient. Stacy Faris, a military spouse and mother of two, at Yuma Proving Grounds Arizona, was honored as the base-level Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year 2015, for the second year in a row. Faris is the family readiness group leader for the Military Free Fall School at Yuma Proving Grounds, which is headquartered by the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School located at Fort Bragg, N.C. The role and title of MSOY brings big responsibilities and new challenges. "I want to reach out to military spouses and families. Urging them to take full advantage of everything this awesome military life has to offer is always a priority for me," she says. "Inspiring people to be involved in their communities both military and civilian is a bonus. In a time of dwindling budgets, it is increasingly important that we take care of our own." As a military spouse, Faris understands the frustrations that many military families go through. "Resilience is key! Waiting for someone else to do something for you is time wasted," she said. "If you have a problem requiring a solution, be a part of the process to find it. If something within your community needs to be changed, be a part of the conversation to make that happen. Learn what you can about military life, don't expect others to teach you." One thing that continues to concern military members and their families is continuing budget constraints. "Our benefits are constantly under attack in Congress. It is terrifying to watch them chipped away time and again," said Farris. "Every little .8 percent taken from our raises, increases in Tricare costs, commissary funding cuts and threats to retirement are gut blows. Those in the military and the families who support them, give up too much to feel like our sacrifices matter only to those who have lived this life." Military life is a unique culture that most do not fully understand. Many military families rely heavily on each other. "No one can understand what you go through day-to-day without living this life," she says. "If you open yourself up to the support system around you, the friends you make could be there for a lifetime. Some of my military friends truly are a part of my family, and I cannot imagine my life without them!"

  • Army Guard piloting teen resiliency programs

    Mar 11, 2015

    A pilot program designed to bolster the resiliency of Army National Guard teens and build positive methods of coping with stress is currently underway in 19 states.

  • 'Sisters In Arms' aims to match mentors, mentees at JBSA

    Mar 11, 2015

    JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON -- "Sisters In Arms," a new program at Brooke Army Medical Center, aims to match young female service members with senior noncommissioned officers to establish mentor/mentee relationships at Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Financial counseling opportunities available for spouses

    Mar 10, 2015

    Fellowship applications for military spouses interested in finance due April 17.

  • Registration deadline for Race Series Challenge and first FMWR race March 9

    Mar 9, 2015

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is again hosting a calendar-loaded schedule of road races and three Army 10-Miler qualifiers throughout the upcoming months.

  • Military working dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives

    Mar 9, 2015

    Despite not allowing dogs on the property, an off-season FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Continental Memorial Hall in Washington, host canines and their handlers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's (The Old Guard) 947th Military Police Detachment stationed on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • VHS wrestlers dominate at Europeans

    Mar 9, 2015

    The 2014-2015 wrestling season presented a great deal of obstacles. Due to Vicenza High's transition from Division II to Division I, it was quickly understood that team success would require a massive increase of effort and dedication.

  • Base unites for child abuse prevention PSA

    Mar 9, 2015

    The production of a public service announcement brought together elements of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 23 to make the community aware of April's designation as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child.

  • Remembering the Alamo - 179 years later

    Mar 9, 2015

    Friday March 6, 2015 marked the 179th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo.

  • Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

    Mar 8, 2015

    During the exercise Citizen Response 15, Soldiers from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 7th Civil Support Command tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military services and allied partners in the aftermath of an earthquake.

  • 309th MI Bn. run brings community together

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

  • Living Wax Museum brings history to fife

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Second grade students at Colonel Johnston Elementary School brought history to life during their Living Wax Museum presentation on Tuesday morning.

  • Town hall educates Soldiers, families

    Mar 6, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery prepares to deploy, unit leaders held a town hall meeting to inform and answer questions from Soldiers and their families.

  • After 73 years, AER still provides for Soldiers, Family members, survivors

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach kicked off the Army Emergency Relief campaign March 4 at the Katterbach Dining Facility.

  • Fort Drum officials kick off AER campaign

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Every year, the Army Emergency Relief helps thousands of Soldiers, Retirees and Family Members with emergency financial assistance and awards scholarships to students. Last year alone, Fort Drum's AER gave $2.48 million to 2,061 Fort Drum Soldiers and Family Members, and uniquely, the funds have come from donations worldwide.

  • Family Members to attend service academies this fall

    Mar 5, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Growing up in a military Family, children are exposed to many things their civilian peers would never experience. From growing up in a foreign country to becoming accustomed to a parent being away for milestones, military children learn independence, self-reliance and an appreciation for those who choose to wear the uniform of the armed forces.

  • Community members share stories with students

    Mar 5, 2015

    HES celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday with Read across America

  • Community expresses support for Fort Jackson

    Mar 5, 2015

    More than 1,500 area residents showed their support for Fort Jackson during a community listening session Feb. 26 at Shandon Baptist Church. The event, which was hosted by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, featured a panel of Army officials who listened to input from politicians, businessmen and residents about possible cuts to the post's workforce.

  • Fort Carson sustainability expo delivers green knowledge

    Mar 5, 2015

    Fort Carson hosted its first Sustainable-Green Procurement Expo and Workshop Feb. 26.

  • Fort Carson leaders launch AER campaign

    Mar 5, 2015

    Force Carson community members gathered at the Elkhorn Conference Center Feb. 27, 2015, to formally kickoff the Army Emergency Relief campaign for 2015.

  • Health fair promotes resilience

    Mar 5, 2015

    Soldiers, families and civilians are invited to attend Fort Rucker's Health Fair and Safety Stand Down at the Fort Rucker Festival Fields March 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Deer releases win-win for wildlife, Fort Rucker

    Mar 5, 2015

    The wooden carrying crate opened quickly, but the whitetail deer inside took its time before creeping into the small clearing nestled closely to a wooded Fort Rucker habitat it will now call home.

  • Students raise money for Marine's family

    Mar 5, 2015

    Lawton Christian School's ninth-grade class donated $800 from a fundraising activity to the mother of a Fort Sill Marine, who was critically injured from a snake bite.

  • Hammack tells Congress BRAC round needed

    Mar 5, 2015

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment was on Capitol Hill March 3 to discuss the Army's 2016 military construction budget and explain the need for base realignment and closure.

  • Army shooter wins gold, earns Olympic quota slot

    Mar 5, 2015

    U.S. Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooters led Team USA to gold and bronze medal victories for Men's Double Trap during the 2015 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, March 5.

  • A Great Getaway: Fort Bragg couples learn new ways to reconnect

    Mar 4, 2015

    After 15 years of Army service, two children and multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Edi Rodriguez and his wife, Araceli, are no strangers to life as an Army Family and the challenges military couples face.

  • Army opens positions to women Soldiers

    Mar 2, 2015

    In a policy decision promulgated by a Feb. 25, 2015 memorandum, the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, directed the opening of all positions in open occupations to women in the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne), Army National Guard Special Forces Group (Airborne) Battalions, Military Information Support Operations Command Tactical Psychological Operations Teams, and Special Forces Military Free Fall Operations Additional Skill Identifiers 4X (officers) and W8 (enlisted).

  • Black History Month marks 100 years of progress

    Mar 2, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The mood was light and joyous as more than 100 people of all backgrounds gathered at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Feb. 26 to celebrate the 100th anniversary observance of Black History Month.

  • 2015 Senior Leader Message: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

  • Army Marathon shadowed in Kuwait

    Mar 1, 2015

    In commemoration of the Army Marathon held at Fort Hood, more than 200 Soldiers from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, including several from the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), based out of the vast Army post in Texas, raced in a shadow run March 1, the same day as the marathon in Central Texas.

  • Soldier says goodbye to military working dog

    Feb 27, 2015

    Pvt. Kaitlin Haines still gets a little teary-eyed when she talks about Cak, a local military working dog who was put to rest last December.

  • Campaign seeks to raise funds for AER

    Feb 27, 2015

    After raising more than $122,000 during last year's campaign, the Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign is gearing up to help Soldiers help Soldiers.

  • Schools welcome military students

    Feb 27, 2015

    With frequent moves and parents who often work non-traditional hours, military children experience their own stressors, and that's why local school officials are doing what they can to make sure students of military families feel welcome.

  • Fort Sill BOSS program takes on life training

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Although parties make great memories, learning a skill can empower a person past the time of celebration.

  • Black History Month celebrates American achievement

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill celebrated the lives and achievements of African Americans at the Fort Sill Black History Month luncheon Feb. 19.

  • Fort Carson Black History Month event highlights influential leaders

    Feb 26, 2015

    The Fort Carson community braved wintry conditions to attend the Equal Opportunity Office's Black History Month observance Feb. 23, 2015.

  • What is Military Saves Week?

    Feb 24, 2015

    Community members can get guidance to help build a stronger financial future during this week.

  • Recycling done right

    Feb 24, 2015

    This guide to recycling can help sort out what goes where in Germany.

  • Student earns rare perfect score on AP test

    Feb 23, 2015

    Danna one of only 41 students in the world

  • AMC Best Warrior re-ups for 3 years, hopes to fly

    Feb 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year signed up for three more years of Army service, Feb. 20.

  • Regional adaptive sports trials begin

    Feb 23, 2015

    More than 50 wounded, injured and ill Service members from five military installations converged on Fort Belvoir, Feb. 9-13, to compete in the first of several regional-level sporting events, which will determine which athletes will advance to the Army trials and qualify to compete in a major Department of Defense competition slated for this summer.

  • First Army civilian's volunteer organization mentors local youth

    Feb 23, 2015

    During her time in the Air Force, Tammy Vesey had the values of "service before self," "integrity first" and "excellence in all we do" drilled into her. Although she left the service several years ago, she kept those values and used them when founding Quad Cities Women in Action, an organization which mentors area youth. The 3-year-old organization gets teenage girls involved in the community, while providing them leadership and direction for the future.

  • Army prepares for upcoming Twilight Tattoo season

    Feb 20, 2015

    The 2015 Twilight Tattoo showcase will begin April 29 and run through Aug. 19, every Wednesday with the exception of July 1. The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," will support Independence Day celebrations that week.

  • Town halls address force protection, German driving requirements, Storck commissary closure

    Feb 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held community town halls at the Storck Barracks and Bismarck Kaserne theaters Feb. 11, 2015.

  • Enthusiasts share love for guns

    Feb 20, 2015

    Gun collectors lit up Fort Gordon's Range 16, a multipurpose range, Feb. 14, by firing a wide assortment of machine guns. The fact that it was Valentine's Day did not elude the shooters. Most had brought their spouses along since many of them enjoy shooting too.

  • Recommitment: Ceremony rejuvenates ties

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Family Advocacy Program held the first-ever couples recommitment ceremony at the Family Resource Center, Feb. 13. The ceremony allowed 15 couples to renew their vows going into the Valentine's Day weekend.

  • Frogs Returning in February

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research will welcome the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) back into its laboratory this month to study the level of toxicity in periodate, a compound that could be used to replace perchlorate.

  • Secretary McHugh at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

    Feb 20, 2015

  • Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Kicks Off: Fort Campbell Extends Performance Triad into Local Community

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Performance Triad of sleep, activity, and nutrition is a building block of Army Medicine's System for Health. It is also a mechanism to build bridges with surrounding communities that have an Army post in their midst. Bringing the on- and off-post communities together for a fitness and health program can be a challenge, however, but Fort Campbell has successfully tackled it with its Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour. For the third consecutive year, this program offers an activity component of the Performance Triad to bring individuals and units together.

  • Experts say more needs to be done to combat assaults on males

    Feb 20, 2015

    Experts at the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit, Feb. 19, urged Army leaders to reach out to male victims of sexual assault, saying people must not look at sexual violence as exclusively a women's issue.

  • ArmyFit's self-development website gets useful upgrades

    Feb 20, 2015

    ArmyFit celebrated its first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to its website. The site, at, is designed to help improve quality of life for Soldiers, families and Army civilians.

  • Army CYS offers child care option

    Feb 20, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- Child care circumstances vary from military family to family; however, choosing the Child and Youth Services Family Child Care Home Program was the answer for one family.

  • 'Military Saves Week' focuses on financial resiliency

    Feb 20, 2015

    Military Saves Week, part of the annual nationwide America Saves campaign, is Feb. 23-28, and the Consumer Federation of America and the Department of Defense are urging service members and their families to practice financial responsibility by spending less and saving more.

  • Fort Sill builds on Healthy Base Initiative with recess program

    Feb 19, 2015

    Recess Before Lunch is a new program being developed in conjunction with Healthy Base Initiative to further benefit the fitness and health of children. The program, already being used in many Department of Defense, and public schools across the country, promotes recess before students eat lunch.

  • Army NCO receives national motorcycle safety award

    Feb 18, 2015

    A Fort Stewart, Georgia, Soldier was recently recognized as the American Motorcyclist Association's Outstanding Road Rider for 2015.

  • Men's post softball team takes different route

    Feb 17, 2015

    "One team, one goal," is this year's motto for the men's post softball team at Fort Benning. Head coach Juan Burney's intent is to take the slow pitch team in a new direction for the upcoming season, which starts in March.

  • Community, military team up for Laredo air show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Recently, members of the Texas Army National Guard supported Laredo's George Washington's Birthday Celebration with its annual Stars and Stripes Air Show Spectacular. The 36th Infantry Division's Sgt. Michael Vanpool reports below on the event.

  • Ammo plant's public-private partnership revenue continues to increase

    Feb 17, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- A large contract recently signed with a defense contractor for the production of general purpose bombs may push McAlester Army Ammunition Plant's annual public-private partnership (P3) revenue higher for the third consecutive year.

  • Sgt. Audie Murphy Club puts inductees to test

    Feb 17, 2015

    Three NCOs received a prestigious honor Feb. 4, as they were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Cast, crew selected for "We Serve" Soldier Show

    Feb 17, 2015

    Following a St. Valentine's matinee of live auditions at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, 18 Soldier-performers, four technicians, three production assistants and two drivers made the cut for the 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Feb. 14.

  • Sounds of Freedom team with local community for Great Aloha Run

    Feb 16, 2015

    HONOLULU, HAWAII -- It was an early Monday morning in Honolulu as more than 5000 motivated Soldiers alongside their Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines counterparts jam-packed the streets for the Great Aloha Run Feb 16.

  • Fort Hood Engineers complete mission, case colors, head home

    Feb 14, 2015

    Soldiers of the 36th Engineer Brigade, cased the brigade colors after completing their mission in Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, Joint Task Force - United Assistance, Paynesville, Liberia, Feb. 12.

  • BOSS program teaches vehicle maintenance

    Feb 13, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers was one of two BOSS programs selected by the Department of the Army for the BOSS Life Skills Training pilot program which began Monday.

  • Farewell Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary Chuck Hagel

    Feb 13, 2015

    To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you.

  • Soldier for Life: Expert offers salary negotiation tips

    Feb 13, 2015

    Negotiating a salary is every job hunter's final hurdle. Many times, job seekers are so eager to have an employment offer that they forget to take advantage of the leverage they have at this critical moment.

  • Crisis hotline is saving lives

    Feb 13, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- There are two programs that provide personal counseling, assistance and support to Soldiers, veterans and families in need. If a service member is having relationship problems, financial problems or just needs to talk, he or she can call the toll free hotlines listed below and talk with a licensed counselor or veteran peer. These programs are for all ranks, gender and all ages with full anonymity to the caller. There is a sense of hope when a caller can speak with someone and try to resolve the problem holi

  • Tax Assistance Center offers free filing services for Soldiers, Family Members, retirees

    Feb 12, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. It's that time of year again! As you begin collecting your W-2s, 1099 forms and other tax documents from 2014, don't forget that Fort Drum's Tax Assistance Center is here to help -- until April 15.

  • Fort Jackson officer among first females in Ranger assessment

    Feb 12, 2015

    A Fort Jackson officer was among the first female Soldiers to attend the Ranger Training Assessment Course at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • AG School officer wins photo award

    Feb 12, 2015

    Several Soldiers and one spouse with ties to Fort Jackson are among the winners of the 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • Camp Zama holds a Fitness Fusion Festival

    Feb 12, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 12, 2015) -- Camp Zama's community members participated in a four hour "Fitness Fusion Festival" held Feb. 7 at Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • Housing survey can impact your wallet

    Feb 12, 2015

    This March, the Defense Travel Management Office is conducting surveys of both the Overseas Housing Allowance and Move-In Housing Allowance. OHA is a monthly payment given to service members who live in rental properties. MIHA is a one-time allowance provided when the service member first moves in.

  • Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.

  • Virginia team swims laps for Wounded Warriors Project

    Feb 12, 2015

    Dedication is the thing that pushes them out of bed early on a weekend morning and makes it OK to miss a favorite evening television show because they want to get in a few more minutes of practice. Members of the Poseidon Swim Team have buckets of the stuff. These military and civilian kids spend hours in the pool at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center in Midlothian.

  • Language of Smiles Spoken at Local Preschool

    Feb 10, 2015

    Nearly every week for the past four years, U.S. Army Soldiers have volunteered their time to teach preschool children English as part of a U.S. Army Garrison -- Okinawa outreach effort. However, more often than not, it's the Soldiers that come away from the experience with a better understanding.

  • Ski school

    Feb 10, 2015

    Students from VES spend two days on the slopes mastering the art of skiing.