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  • US Army Central fights sexual assault, harassment with new 24-hour center

    Apr 8, 2014

    A new tool in the fight against sexual assault and harassment was unveiled on Camp Arifjan with the ribbon cutting of a 24-hour sexual harassment/assault response and prevention center, April 7.

  • Spouses clubs combine, become 'one community' club

    Apr 8, 2014

    By combining forces, club provides a stronger community tie for the garrison.

  • How do you conserve water?

    Apr 8, 2014

    In the rush to get ready in the morning, to keep dishes and clothes clean, and to maintain the lawn, it's easy to forget the dozens of simple ways you can cut down on water consumption. That's why The Franconian News turned to three resources to find out how.

  • Women's History Month focuses on 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Life has taken Laura Jankowich much farther than she ever imagined. And despite it sometimes being a "constant juggle," she wouldn't change a thing. Testifying of occasions in her career that demanded character, courage, and commitment -- the essence of the Women's History Month theme -- the U.S. Army Europe deputy G8 shared some of life's lessons with those at the community observance event at the Tony Bass Fitness Center March 26.

  • Finding InDependence: How a group of Army spouses are redefining life in the military

    Apr 8, 2014

    Built from the ground up by like-minded military spouses, the group InDependent is a nonprofit organization aimed at garnering other dependents to invest in themselves and elevate health and wellness as the top priority, according to their military spouse manifesto. But what the group represents -- tied loosely together through social media -- is a revolutionary movement to bust through barriers and overcome hardships cast on our military dependents worldwide.

  • Fort Hood shooting memorial preparation

    Apr 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division hang an American flag from the III Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood in preparation for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base, April 7, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Odierno: Army faces 'tough' choices in uncertain fiscal times

    Apr 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016, during a hearing, April 8, 2014, on the active Army and Reserve force mix related to the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.

  • Fair draws more than 600 job seekers

    Apr 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 625 people from all over the region attended the APG Job Fair & Expo March 26 at the APG (North) recreation center. The event was open to all job seekers, active duty military personnel, retired service members and spouses.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • Installation Management Command welcomes new commander

    Apr 8, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony April 8, 2014, on MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • 2014-15 Hawaii kindergarten registration now underway

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is encouraging all parents to register their children into the kindergarten program for the 2014-15 school year.

  • CSF2 teaches teens resiliency performance skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Twenty-nine teenagers took time away from their spring break, recently, to take part in a Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) training program, which is designed to enable them to learn mental skills to enhance their communication, academics, athletic performances and relationships with others.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Humphreys' troop selected to Army Soldier Show

    Apr 6, 2014

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Camp Humphreys Soldier has been selected to the cast of the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal tour

    Apr 3, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jen Lee of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will accompany U.S. Olympic and Paralympic winter athletes on a visit to the White House today, in Washington, D.C.

  • Time to emulate volunteers who change Army lives

    Apr 2, 2014

    "Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities" is the U.S. Army's theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2014, scheduled for April 6-12, 2014.

  • SHARP: No tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case, the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army.

  • Heroism defined on 'Medal of Honor' day

    Apr 1, 2014

    Heroes honored heroes, March 25, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial auditorium.

  • HRC Road Show Comes to Korea

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at Fort Knox, Ky. to spread an important message during a mission dubbed the "HRC Road Show."

  • Successful women dish out advice to young professionals

    Apr 1, 2014

    Women's Empowerment Day program in USAG Bavaria encourages young women to become leaders

  • Leaders Lead in Prayer; Soldiers Follow

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 28, 2014) -- In honor of promoting spiritual wellness among Soldiers, civilians and family members within the community, 5th Signal Command hosted a prayer breakfast Friday at the Community Activity Center.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • Women's future needs support for change

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Sgt. Maj. Mia Walton, Army Surgeon General's senior equal opportunity adviser, explained how women have been breaking barriers in years past, and how they will continue to do so in the future. Her answer: support.

  • 44 heft iron at Fort Sill power lift contest

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The strength of the community was literally showcased March 22 at Rinehart Fitness Center for the second annual 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery's March Mayhem Power Lifting Competition.

  • An Army Wife "Doing Her Bit" in World War I, The Story of Genevieve Young Hitt

    Mar 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - During Women's History Month, the Army highlights the contributions of women in its ranks. These women certainly should be commended for choosing to serve their country throughout history in times of peace and war.

  • Retiree credits Army Intramurals for his success on the courts

    Mar 31, 2014

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Eppley, an NCAA Men's Division I College Basketball Official, began his officiating career in 1985, just four years after enlisting in the Army.

  • Soldiers ready for World Cup on home range

    Mar 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will join members of the U.S. National Shooting Team to compete in the International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup starting today, at the USAMU's Pool International Range Complex and Phillips Range on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Trouble sleeping? Adopt these habits

    Mar 28, 2014

    The following article on good sleep habits is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Fort McCoy uses prescribed burns to cut wildfire chance, help habitats

    Mar 28, 2014

    The first prescribed burn of the year at Fort McCoy, Wis., was executed March 14, 2014, along the railroad grade that extends through the South Post range areas.

  • Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss: What Soldiers, Civilians should know

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss, or FLIPL, is the procedure the Army uses to recover the cost of lost or damaged property. Under Army Regulation 735-5, financial liability ordinarily will not exceed one month?'s base pay. However, in certain cases, such as the loss of personal arms or equipment, or damage to government housing, a Soldier can be held liable for the entire loss.

  • Caring is sharing: Civilians, servicemembers give 'Character Counts' talk at elementary school

    Mar 28, 2014

    An African proverb says "It takes a village to raise a child." Nildy Eiley, Fort Belvoir Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager agrees -which is why she joined in this month's Character Counts discussion at Fort Belvoir Elementary School, March 20.

  • Living war legend boosts morale of deploying aviation Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 166th Aviation Brigade was honored to host Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Retired) Bruce R. Crandall at its recent spring formal. Crandall was awarded the MOH for his actions in the first major conflict of the Vietnam War in the Ia Drang Valley during November 1965. He was immortalized by the movie "We Were Soldiers," played by famous actor Greg Kinnear.

  • Fort Polk Education Symposium builds momentum among community partners

    Mar 28, 2014

    About 700 educators, Soldiers and family members congregated at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater March 27 to attend an Education Symposium spearheaded by Fort Polk Progress, a regional community organization that takes a proactive stance in the growth of Fort Polk. The Education Symposium was part of a larger Education Initiative, a partnership among Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District and Fort Polk, to acknowledge the achievements of the Vernon Parish schools and prepare for future educational challenges.

  • 'None tougher'

    Mar 28, 2014

    Wounded warriors take to the ice to heal. From the rinks of Rochester, N.Y., to the rare frozen surfaces in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Mark Stoessel played hockey for the majority of his life. But when the injuries of his 17-year Army career began to mount, the former college hockey player's future on the ice was in doubt.

  • Fort Rucker agency, event support Gold Star Families

    Mar 28, 2014

    It can be a hard thing watching a loved one join the military during wartime and departing to serve the country in a faraway land.

  • Soldiers Recognized for Preventing Suicide, Sexual Assault, Looking Out

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Hood senior leaders gathered Friday to recognize several Soldiers in their successful display of not only the Army Values, but also their ability to recognize the warning signs and act against suicide and sexual assault. The Soldiers were presented coins by Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, III Corps and Fort Hood deputy commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, in a ceremony held in Club Hood�'s Mesquite Room. Sergeant 1st Class Eric James, a platoon sergeant with Company C, 57th Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, is credited for preventing a potential suicide. �"I was just interacting with my Soldier, as I do with other Soldiers," James said. �"I just asked her how she was and she had said �'fine,�' but her words just didn�'t match her behavior."

  • Army expert in fighting sexual assaults speaks at Fort Leonard Wood

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Army's sexual assault training consultant's remarks were frank and open to commanders and leaders attending Fort Leonard Wood's Sexual Assault Response Team Seminar Thursday.

  • SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

    Mar 28, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.

  • American Red Cross volunteers find recognition for good works

    Mar 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross threw a spotlight on its Franconia Military Community volunteers March 21, 2014, during a dinner party in downtown Ansbach.

  • BMW-sponsored motorcycle rider supports Lee mentorship program

    Mar 27, 2014

    FORT LEE, V.a (March 27, 2014) -- A meeting of motorcycle mentors here Friday included important words of advice from professional BMW rider Domonic Anderson and nationally recognized comedian Micah "Bam-Bamm" White. Both are long-time riders and advocates of a new SAFE (Soldiers Are For Example) campaign that is meant to encourage proper motorcycle maintenance and reduce potential risky riding habits among military members of all services.

  • Top Dogs have their day

    Mar 27, 2014

    A Fort Carson competition brought together 11 K-9 teams from Fort Carson, Fort Riley, Kan., and the Colorado Springs Police Department, March 19-20, to determine which working dog and handler had what it took to be named �"Top Dog."

  • Fort Sill honors Gold Star families

    Mar 27, 2014

    Fort Sill's Gold Star Family Day March 22, drew about 260 family members from as far away as North Dakota and the East Coast for activities to honor them and their fallen Soldiers.

  • Health Fair features free screenings, information

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 200 people attended the Resiliency Health Fair hosted by Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic and the Community Health Promotion Council March 19 at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center.

  • Chief of Chaplains promotes power of prayer

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 300 attendees to the APG National Prayer Luncheon at Top of the Bay March 19 listened to a message encouraging prayer and spiritual guidance during times of anxiety over personal and worldly matters. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford assured APG Soldiers, civilians and contractors that they are making a difference regarding the strength of Army and its missions.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • Deployed servicemembers become U.S. citizens

    Mar 26, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 26, 2014) -- Perhaps for the last time during major combat operations, 11 deployed servicemembers from the U.S. Army and Marines, from nearly all points of Afghanistan, took the oath of citizenship at a Naturalization Ceremony, March 26, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • West Point rugby spends spring break touring Fort Hood

    Mar 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the U.S. Military Academy rugby team planned its spring break, First Army Division West reached out to arrange a tour here, including some exhibition games at local universities.

  • Calling All Vietnam Vets For Recognition

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Wherever he goes, Warren Harmon carries with him the Vietnam War.

  • Career Of Opportunities Leads To Cutting Edge Technology

    Mar 26, 2014

  • Program Supplies Wounded Warriors To Workforce

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All it takes is one item.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

  • Fort Photographer takes second in Army contest

    Mar 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca Army spouse Michelle Young, won second place worldwide in the civilian division of the 2013 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest, people category, for her photo, "Hide & Seek," pictured here. Dennis Maruska, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, presented her with a check for $200 from the U.S. Army Family & MWR, a certificate and trophy On March 14 at the Fort Huachuca Arts & Crafts Center.

  • Auto Skills Center offers opportunities for hands-on learning and wealth of services

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may not be the easiest facility to find in Wiesbaden, but that doesn't stop some 30-40 customers a day from making their way to Clay Kaserne's North Side to use the services of the Auto Skills Center. "This is my first time using Auto Skills and it will not be my last time," said Earl Brake, who was hard at work on his Chevy sedan with expert assistance from the Auto Skills Center's Johnny Brumsey.

  • Rakkasans host future Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2014

    Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, Ind. Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19 as part of a communit outreach visit.

  • IMCOM leader offers insight, mentoring during Women's History Month

    Mar 25, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 20, 2014) -- Demonstrate your true value by focusing on improvement and doing the hard jobs well, Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, said during a panel discussion on women's roles in the U.S. Army -- a mentoring opportunity coinciding with National Women's History Month.

  • SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

    Mar 25, 2014

    "This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services Committee, March 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • ASAP hosts suicide prevention awareness training

    Mar 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Fifty-three junior leaders and first-line supervisors learned about suicide prevention awareness during the Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) event held March 12 at the Mallette Training Facility.

  • Author says leaders must love Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Female Soldier launches into history

    Mar 25, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA Bde. Public Affairs CHEOLWEON, South Korea -- A haze falls over the surrounding mountains of Rocket Valley. The tracks of multiple launch rocket systems leave deep trails in the mud. A group of Soldiers stand by their vehicle after just completing qualification fires.

  • Kosovo Force's MNBG-E recognizes contributions of women in military

    Mar 24, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (March 8, 2014) -- Daily business at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, was a bit different, March 8, as the Multinational Battle Group-East command team and battle staff acknowledged the importance of women in the military, while also celebrating International Women's Day. Female soldiers from each of the staff sections received a rose to commemorate their service in the military and then posed for a group photo afterwards with the MNBG-E command team.

  • Nearly 6,200 participants take part in the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 23, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range hosted about 6,200 participants during the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March, held March 23, 2014.

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • Women instrumental, inspirational to 'Pershing's Own' musician

    Mar 21, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Julie A. Boehler, principal timpanist of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," shares memories of her career since joining "Pershing's Own" and becoming the first woman soldier timpanist with the band in 2003.

  • Little Troopers get new play center at Hohenfels

    Mar 21, 2014

    ACS inaugurates its new facility with an open house.

  • Parents listen, ask questions about CDC abuse case

    Mar 21, 2014

    A town hall meeting addressing recent criminal charges filed by the U.S. Attorney�'s Office against Cody Child Development Center caregiver Va Nessa Taylor brought nearly 20 mothers, fathers and guardians to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall�'s Spates Community Club March 18.

  • Ask, Care, Escort: Soldiers attend intervention course

    Mar 21, 2014

    Although the amount of suicides in the Army decreased from 2012 to 2013, according to the Department of Defense, the sergeant major of the Army has said that the Army's mission to eliminate suicide isn't complete until no lives are lost.

  • Fort Detrick Fire Department Wins Best Medium Size Department in IMCOM Atlantic Region

    Mar 21, 2014

    Just a few months shy of one year after moving into their new Fire and Emergency Services building, the Fort Detrick Fire Department has won the Best Medium Sized Fire Department in the Atlantic Region for the Installation Management Command.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Forum gives community a voice

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Police officers and first responders are out to make sure the installation remains a safe community for its Army Families, but without input, the community's concerns can go on unknown.

  • Lifeguard classes set people on course for jobs

    Mar 21, 2014

    The chill of winter is fading fast and many people are eager to hit the water, and Fort Rucker Aquatics is offering spring lifeguard courses for a job opportunity with high responsibility.

  • Pilot course bolsters effort to stamp out sexual assault

    Mar 21, 2014

    "The Army still struggles with sexual assault and harassment. We're trying to get the processes and training in place so people realize we won't tolerate this," said the Army's chief of staff.

  • Shaq sets bar high for Young Lives, BIG Stories campaign

    Mar 21, 2014

    One of the world's biggest self-professed Army brats, Shaquille O'Neal enjoyed a 19-year career as a "larger than life" character in the NBA. It did not hurt that O'Neal entered the NBA standing 7-feet, 1-inches tall and weighing 301 pounds, yet he considers Army upbringing the key to his success.

  • Army seeks greater awareness for "Gold Star" wives

    Mar 21, 2014

    "It's heartbreaking to think of someone asking 'what a beautiful pin, where can I get one?'" said Gold Star Wife Donna Engeman. "We need to ensure the nation--the world--recognizes what that pin really signifies," she continued.

  • Child abuse prevention - top of the order in April

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army's Family Advocacy Program is making child abuse prevention the top agenda item for its service providers at Garrisons and Installations during the month of April.

  • 'Dog Face' Soldiers conquer culinary competition to earn top prize

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- For those in the military food service profession, few retirement gifts can rival that of a shiny piece of hardware with an inscription that partly reads "Installation of the Year."

  • Army Strong event provides glimpse of military life

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 students, teachers and future Soldiers attended the 4th Army Strong Experience March 13 at Fort Benning, Ga. Hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the event featured Army Rangers, USAMU shooters and airborne training instructors providing demonstrations to bring the military closer to students, teachers and other attendees.

  • Two Fort Lee civilians train canines for AKC agility contest

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- While many sports enthusiasts are focused on March Madness these days, two Fort Lee community members have a more important athletic event on their minds -- The American Kennel Club National Agility Championship March 27-30.

  • Youth Expo to offer summer activities

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill FMWR will host the Youth Summertime Activities and Job Expo, which offers parents many summertime options for children and targets teens by providing assistance with job and summer camp opportunities March 29.

  • Fitness classes provide new life, energy

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill will host a health expo and safety fair April 4, as part of the Healthy Base Initiative project. The following story is part of a series on the HBI, and it focuses on how members have taken advantage of the free fitness courses offered through Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Luncheon honors Gold Star wives' sacrifice

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Fort Carson community held an event to honor the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.

  • Event makes literacy fun

    Mar 20, 2014

    More than 50 Family members attended Fort Carson's Tell Me a Story featuring the children's book "Verdi." The event also included a visit from the ZooMobile and arts and crafts.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign is a broad-based effort to leverage change over time that is intended to cause a significant shift in the Army culture, a culture that is ready to respond but is now able to sustain its readiness because it is resilient.

  • Teen center adopts a pet project

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Rose Barracks Teen Center partners with the Amberg Teirheim to help cats and dogs in need.

  • Redefining 'home'

    Mar 18, 2014

    2nd Cavalry Regiment Soldiers discuss the process of finding home overseas and on deployment.

  • Kimbrough's brown bag lunch program discusses nutrition

    Mar 18, 2014

    A lunch at a popular fast food eatery that offers healthy options may not be so healthy.

  • USARIEM researchers study Soldiers' running styles

    Mar 14, 2014

    At a time when running barefoot or with so-called minimalist shoes has gained increasing traction, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., decided to study how Soldiers run during physical training and if running style contributes to training-related injuries.

  • German barbecue masters invite Americans to compete

    Mar 14, 2014

    A group of professional barbecue masters and officials from the city here invite members of the American military community to compete in an international barbecue competition Aug. 2 through 3.

  • Read Across America Week helps students learn to love reading

    Mar 14, 2014

    Most agree that reading is one of the most important things learned in grade school, but once adults, many people lose their love of the written word.

  • Schweinfurt seventh grade students make math, colors add up

    Mar 14, 2014

    Laura Masci, the Spanish and art teacher at Schweinfurt Middle/High School, guided her art class through the color wheel lesson.

  • The 'Fat Truth' -- Fat Facts and Food Sources

    Mar 14, 2014

    March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is 'enjoy the taste of eating right.' Does eating food with fat make you fat? Food labels use jargon like 'fat-free' and 'heart-healthy,' or promise to help lower your bad cholesterol if you buy and eat the product. Is fat-free healthier than full-fat items? What is the truth?

  • Job Hunt: Flexibility a key to success

    Mar 14, 2014

    Are you approaching the end of your military career? Do you have one more move left in you? If you do, you may see that, despite current economic conditions, there are still plenty of jobs out there waiting for you.

  • Girls Night Out event described as 'amazing', 'considerate', 'entertaining'

    Mar 14, 2014

    Girls Night Out, a veteran event hosted each fall and spring by the Fort Rucker Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was a hit once again with patrons describing the fun as "amazing," "considerate" and "entertaining."

  • Opportunities, deals abound at annual Travel Extravaganza

    Mar 14, 2014

    With more than 1,000 people packing into The Landing's ballroom March 5 to seek out deals for spring and summer vacations, organizers of Fort Rucker Leisure Travel Service's 26th annual Travel Extravaganza said the event went smoothly and beautifully.

  • Sisters, Brothers in Arms Program to build resiliency

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az- Soldiers and Civilians of all ranks and both genders joined Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca's commanding general, at Murr Community Center March 7, for the first session for Sisters in Arms, a part of the new Sisters and Brothers in Arms Mentorship Program.

  • Teams fire up MKTs, produce fine dining with field equipment

    Mar 14, 2014

    More than 200 food service personnel, representing military bases around the world and each branch of service, participated in the March 9-13 training event. They were put to the test in many different ways, including one challenge -- the Military Hot Food Kitchen category -- that required them to produce a five-star meal on Mobile Kitchen Trailers.

  • Mass bike inspection at Fort Lee sets tone for riding season

    Mar 13, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 13, 2014) -- This is one area where you can't take chances," said Maj. Michael Shaw, head of the motorcycle mentorship program at Fort Lee's Army Logistics University.

  • Power lift competition March 22

    Mar 13, 2014

    Feats of strength will again be displayed March 22 at 8 a.m. when 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery presents its second annual March Mayhem Power Lifting Competition at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • Soldier Show cast, crew prepare to 'Stand Strong'

    Mar 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has selected 19 cast and 2 crew to deliver the "Stand Strong" theme to garrisons, starting April 11, 2014.

  • Picatinny's annual Chili Cook-Off raises more than $2800 for Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A Chili Cook-Off featuring 18 different varieties prepared by arsenal employees and family members raised more than $2800 in little more than an hour, March 11. The event historically kicks off Picatinny's Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign each year and is a significant contributor to the overall total of funds raised for the benefit supporting Soldiers, retirees and military families.

  • Eye injuries avoidable with use of eye protection

    Mar 11, 2014

    March is National Save Your Vision Month, and the Defense Department wants service members to take care of their eyes by wearing eye protection when performing dangerous work, reducing eye strain and routinely undergoing eye examinations.

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