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  • Royals players past, present get a taste of Soldier life at Fort Riley

    Feb 6, 2015

    Members of the Kansas City Royals got a taste of Army life as the team's caravan, which annually travels to communities throughout the Midwest, came to Fort Riley. Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, Hall of Famer George Brett, Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Leonard and Royals broadcaster Rex Hudler visited the post, attending a redeployment ceremony for 86 members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, eating lunch and meeting fans at the award-winning Demon's Diner dining facility and getting an up-close look at Army helicopters flown by the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Inf. Div.

  • Hammack sees progression of installation's green initiatives

    Feb 6, 2015

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack visited Fort Campbell earlier this week, where she received a sneak peek into some of the installation's latest energy and environmentally-friendly initiatives.

  • Fort Campbell CFC raises $1.1 million

    Feb 6, 2015

    The 2014 Fort Campbell Area Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony, which recognized hundreds of Soldiers and civilians, was held at Cole Park Commons, Wednesday. This year marked the first year of the merger between the Fort Campbell CFC and Louisville Combined Federal Campaign into a united operation which raised more than $1.1 million.

  • Captain captures photos out of this world

    Feb 6, 2015

    Capt. Joe Spracklen, an Air Defense Artillery Captains Career Course student, sits in the dark waiting. He has spent countless hours researching and preparing. He sets up his many pieces of equipment as he tracks the movement of his long-range target - the stars.

  • TAMC's Got Talent

    Feb 6, 2015

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) holds a talent show to showcase Soldiers, Civilian staff, and Family Members in TAMC's Kyser Auditorium, on Feb. 5, 2015.

  • IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce

    Feb 6, 2015

    SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 29, 2015) -- The newly developed U.S. Army Installation Management Command Strategic Human Capital Plan lays groundwork for re-shaping its workforce and culture to answer the future needs of the Army, provide premier installation management and become one of the premier federal workplaces by the year 2025.

  • TAMC Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Feb 6, 2015

    Six Soldiers, both Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Junior Enlisted, compete for the title of Tripler Army Medical Center's (TAMC) Best Warrior Feb. 2-6, 2015.

  • National African American History Month 2015

    Feb 3, 2015

    With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors -- some of whom were brought to this land in chains -- have woven their resilient dignity into the fabric of our Nation and taught us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history

  • Baby Fair delivers education, confidence to new parents

    Feb 2, 2015

    Stroller parking, nutritious pregnancy foods, and the chance to meet their future pediatrics providers were just a few of the things that maternity patients and their supporters encountered at Madigan Army Medical Center's first Baby Fair on Jan. 24. More than 300 people attended the fair, which focused on providing education on subjects related to pregnancy and newborns as well as highlighting Madigan's obstetrics and pediatrics services.

  • Natick designs new rucksack for paratroopers

    Jan 30, 2015

    He used to be one of them, so when paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division asked Rich Landry to design a rucksack to meet their needs, he was thrilled.

  • 21st STB tastes the burn with Chili Cook-Off

    Jan 30, 2015

    As Soldiers enter the building, they are immediately hit with the smell coming from a nearby open door. A mixture of savory and sweet aromas fills the air and draws in passersby. It is the smell of chili, a winter tradition used for a good cause.

  • Collaborative approach to safety

    Jan 30, 2015

    The monthly Task Force Wrangler Safety Council meeting, held Jan. 15 at Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan, provides a venue for unit representatives to report on safety programs, initiatives, training, successes and challenges. The forum facilitates cross-talk and mutual problem solving.

  • Ten things to know around DoD in February

    Jan 30, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey has become the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army Jan. 30. He succeeds Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, who held the position since March 2011.

  • IMCOM leader visits with White Sands Missile Range

    Jan 30, 2015

  • Pictures for a friend

    Jan 30, 2015

    Elsie Abuhl had a lot on her mind the morning of Jan. 19. In addition to her regular day of learning and play at Cody Child Development Center on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base, she had something very important to ask her classmates.

  • Training helps Soldiers prepare for new careers

    Jan 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command's Always a Soldier program offered its first-ever resume writing and navigating USAJOBS training to more than 40 Soldiers preparing for transition to life outside the Army, here Jan. 28.

  • Chandler honored for helping evolve Army

    Jan 30, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, who took office in 2011, retires after nearly 34 years of distinguished service in a "different and evolving" Army.

  • Army library programs designed to foster learning

    Jan 30, 2015

    "Electric Ed" Carbonell worked the young crowd with ease, Wednesday, here, at the library, as eager hands and arms flew skyward when a request was made for volunteer help.

  • Dailey shares ideas about leadership development, fitness, women in combat arms

    Jan 30, 2015

    The 15th sergeant major of the Army shared his thoughts regarding physical fitness, leadership development, women in combat, and an Army that must remain prepared during an interview before being taking office, Jan. 30.

  • Fort Lee to implement new installation access policies

    Jan 29, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (January 29, 2015) -- Fort Lee is slated to operate under new gate security measures beginning in April.

  • Fort Carson MP helps deliver Gate 20 miracle

    Jan 29, 2015

    A Fort Carson military police Soldier just coming off gate guard duty helped deliver the baby of a Family member who was in advanced labor and trying to get through one of the post's gates.

  • Training prepares Soldiers, Families for reintegration

    Jan 29, 2015

    One of the most important aspects of training a Soldier can go through is the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, or SERE, training. However, surviving through captivity is just half the battle, and Fort Rucker and U.S. Army South want to make sure that Soldiers are taken care of throughout the entire process.

  • 100+ runners 'take to the hills'

    Jan 29, 2015

    About 140 runners took part in Fort Sill's 5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge 5-kilometer Run Jan. 24, at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • Celebrating 50 Years: ACS Employment Readiness helps equip Army Families for jobs

    Jan 29, 2015

    Job searching can be frustrating and exhausting, but the Employment Readiness Program counselors at Army Community Service are ready to help.

  • 1040 is reason for season: Community tax centers ease pain of filing taxes

    Jan 23, 2015

    During tax season -- February through June -- Ansbach's Judge Advocate General offices provide free electronic tax filing assistance in tax centers in Katterbach and Illesheim.

  • Before they were Soldiers, they were father and son

    Jan 23, 2015

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Growing up as the son of a career U.S. Army Soldier is not an easy life for a kid. Long days, late nights, missed birthdays and holidays can be tough to handle for both the Soldier and his family. It takes love, trust and a true understanding from one's family to not only endure the military life but to thrive and make it a successful one. It's this type of environment that has helped Pfc. Noel R. Sawyer Jr., a cavalry scout assigned to Palehorse Troop, 4th Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment determine what it was that he wanted to do with his life.

  • Army releases investigation results of April 2014shooting at Fort Hood

    Jan 23, 2015

  • Jan. 6, 2015 -- CSA's remarks at Virtual Town Hall

    Jan 23, 2015

    Virtual Town Hall with Chief of Staff of the Army and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler participated in a virtual town hall, Jan. 6, 2015, answering questions from Soldiers on a variety of topics. The town hall at Google's Washington headquarters started off with a question about U.S. military involvement in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

  • Signal Soldiers welcomed home

    Jan 23, 2015

    FORT GORDON, Ga.-- All seats were full, walls lined and corridors packed as the happy chatter of eager 518th Tactical Installation and Networking Company family and friends filled the U.S. Army Reserve Center of Fort Gordon, Georgia, Jan. 18. After nine months and several thousand miles, nothing but a door separated the Soldiers from the crowd and ceremony celebrating an end to their deployment to the Middle East.

  • DOD report shows SHARP awareness is changing the culture

    Jan 23, 2015

    For many years, the statements above, among many others involving denial or trivialization, have been echoed by military leadership upon learning about sexual assault or sexual harassment allegations against stellar Soldiers in their ranks.

  • Marriage 101: First step to 'ever after'

    Jan 23, 2015

    Marriage is a big step for any relationship. The counselors at the Fort Campbell Family Life Center want to help couples make sure they're prepared for everything that step entails.

  • Proposed Virginia legislation could ease military transition to private sector

    Jan 23, 2015

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed legislation Jan. 9 that aims to strengthen the state's economy with "common sense measures to strengthen our Commonwealth's standing as the best place on earth for military personnel, veterans and their families to live, work and thrive," according to a press release.

  • 2nd BCT prepares Families for separation during training, missions

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One thing Soldiers and their families know is that they need to be prepared for all the contingencies that are thrown their way in the course of their military careers. Permanent changes of station, extended training exercises and deployment missions are intermingled among family vacations, celebrations and a child's sports game or dance recital.

  • 'Reveille,' 'Retreat' keeps post steeped in tradition

    Jan 22, 2015

    From the bugle call early in the morning to the cannon fire in the evening, people on military installations across the U.S. have become accustomed to these familiar sounds daily, and Fort Rucker is no exception when it comes to upholding this centuries-old tradition.

  • Thrift Savings Plan contribution deadline approaches

    Jan 22, 2015

    The New Year marked an important change to the Thrift Savings Plan and deductions could halt for Soldiers unless they log in before Jan. 31.

  • AMC inducts Hall of Fame Class of 2014

    Jan 21, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Jan. 22, 2015) --Those who were inducted into the Army Materiel Command's Hall of Fame in a Jan. 22 ceremony here say this is the type of honor that is not earned alone.

  • Soldiers Engage in SHARP Training in Afghanistan

    Jan 20, 2015

    Sexual harassment and sexual assault violate everything the U.S. Army stands for. Deployed leaders from the 5th Battalion 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gathered their Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) representatives, to aggressively tackle training, but in a way that Soldiers would remember it.

  • Arrowhead Soldier sings his way to success

    Jan 20, 2015

    While their uniforms make them look similar, inside the chest of each Soldier beats the heart of a unique individual with their own passions, talents and gifts.

  • Motorcycle program provides guidance for riders

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Motorcycle Mentorship Program keeps Soldiers sharp and safe on the roads with their two- and three-wheeled vehicles by assigning a mentor to familiarize riders with the area and safety protocols.

  • Why I Serve: A choice you don't have to make

    Jan 19, 2015

    A few years back, I read a story about a woman who spat in the face of a soldier at the airport. I don't know the reason why. Maybe she hated war and saw all soldiers as a symbol of that violence.

  • Soldiers in WTUs receive remote care in communities

    Jan 16, 2015

    Active, Guard and Reserve Soldiers assigned to warrior transition units, which may be hundreds of miles from where they live, now have access to community-based, outpatient care and services in their hometowns.

  • Fort Sill's New Year's baby arrives for dinner

    Jan 16, 2015

    Born Jan. 1 at 6:21 p.m., Wesson Henry Wells was the first baby born in 2015 at Reynolds Army Community Hospital on Fort Sill.

  • Tax Center eases burden: Offers free professional help, filing

    Jan 16, 2015

    Taxes may be a certainty in life, but preparing and filing them doesn't have to be a burden.

  • Fort Stewart Experiences Unique Birth

    Jan 16, 2015

    Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.

  • Comedy live: Show brings 'fun, laughter, stress relief'

    Jan 16, 2015

    If there's any truth to the idiom that laughter is the best medicine, then people will be feeling fine at an upcoming Fort Rucker event.

  • Resolution execution: Fitness marathon kickstarts 2015 fitness goals

    Jan 16, 2015

    One of the most popular New Year's resolutions people make every year is to improve their health with exercise, and the Fort Rucker physical fitness centers are spearheading the charge to success with Resolution Execution.

  • First women to attend Ranger Course

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Army announced Jan. 15 that female Soldiers will be allowed, for the first time, to attend the Army's Ranger Course and possibly earn the coveted Ranger tab.

  • FMWR offers new fitness options

    Jan 16, 2015

    Resolving to lose weight and stay fit at the beginning of a new year is so common it's become a cliché.

  • Army colonel raises suicide awareness from green to blue

    Jan 16, 2015

    Service members stationed throughout Pearl Harbor joined Lt. Col. George Corbari, strategic plans and policy officer at U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, for a suicide awareness presentation at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Memorial Chapel, Jan. 14.

  • Two online resources help Hawaii students advance

    Jan 16, 2015

    Parents want what is best for their children and a good education ranks as a top priority.

  • IMCOM Commander's safety message: Think about what matters

    Jan 15, 2015

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. As we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., CSM Hartless and I encourage you to reflect on the importance of being involved in what matters to you.

  • Functional Fitness Center opens in Rose Barracks

    Jan 13, 2015

    'The Box' at the Memorial Fitness Center gives Soldiers and civilians space for CrossFit-inspired workouts.

  • DoD announces European Infrastructure Consolidation actions

    Jan 9, 2015

    The Department of Defense announced the consolidation of some U.S. infrastructure in Europe, including the return of 15 sites to their host nations.

  • Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

    Jan 9, 2015

    Polar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks to the Performance Triad.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Jan 8, 2015

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Pershing Community Center to reopen Tuesday

    Jan 8, 2015

    After being closed for more than six months for renovations, the Pershing Community Center is scheduled to reopen Tuesday. The center is reopening following the installation of a new HVAC system and some "touch-ups" to the facility.

  • Simple preventative measures make winter travel safer

    Jan 8, 2015

    People may not think of cold weather when they think about Alabama, but not properly planning for the cold can cost you dearly in the deep south this winter.

  • Army family team building turns 20

    Jan 8, 2015

    Becoming part of the Army family involves more effort than many people realize, and that's why the Army made it a priority to help people immerse themselves in Army culture to better understand what it means to be part of the Army family.

  • 2014 base sporting events set tone for more of the same in 2015

    Jan 8, 2015

    More championships were claimed and race miles were logged during an eventful sports year on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Not your mama's workout

    Jan 6, 2015

    An exercise amateur tries three classes at the Tower Barracks gym

  • Childhood interest turns to Army profession

    Jan 6, 2015

    In this day and age almost any successful organization, at least in some part, relies upon the technical advancement known as the personal computer. In this aspect the Army is no different; so it is essential that these systems are operating, and are doing so efficiently and effectively.

  • The Army goes rolling along

    Jan 5, 2015

    In 1919, Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower was part of a convoy of military vehicles to test the Army's mobility on U.S. soil. That convoy helped lead to the creation of the U.S. interstate highway system.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

    Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new winter sport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration

  • Cancer survivor hopes to make a difference

    Jan 5, 2015

    Saxton Crump was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma at age 11. He was hospitalized and fought for a year before winning the battle against the third most common form of primary bone cancer that typically starts in the bones.

  • MP brigade chefs win top title during installation competition

    Jan 5, 2015

    After months of preparation and winning two previous culinary competitions earlier in 2014, cooks Sgt. Javier Henriquez, 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, and Spc. Jacques Harrington, 57th MP Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, wrapped up the year by sweepin the annual U.S. Army Hawaii Installation Junior Enlisted and Noncommissioned Officer Chef of the Year competition last month.

  • Ringing in the New Year doesn't have to be a risky event

    Dec 31, 2014

    New Year's Eve is usually a joyous time when people reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and make a commitment to a more prosperous year ahead. If you're not careful, though, that enjoyable evening can quickly turn sour and spoil the start of your New Year. The good news is that you can prevent such a turn of events by using common sense and putting into practice a range of simple safety measures.

  • Garrison Meets Mission In Era Of Constrained Resources

    Dec 31, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Garrison in 2014 had a year of continued posturing for future growth.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier makes giving back a family affair

    Dec 30, 2014

    It seemed like just another day at Womack Army Medical Center. Patients were coming and going. Monitors were beeping. Deadlines were rapidly approaching and passing. Suddenly, the hallway was filled with the sound of jingling bells. Looks of surprise were changed to smiles as Mr. and Mrs. Claus and two elves approached. U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class. Jason Guenther from the United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command and his family brought holiday cheer to Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center on December 22, 2014, by dressing up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and two elves. Starting in the pediatric center, they purposefully roamed through the hallways in search of children and anyone needing a dose of holiday cheer. Toys and candy were given to every child, staff member and bystander they encountered.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • MWR Kennels is a second home for military pets

    Dec 30, 2014

    When Cathy Barker's husband, an Army Soldier, was away on deployment last year, she wanted to take their two young sons on a trip to visit family on the mainland.

  • How to ring in the new year German-style

    Dec 29, 2014

    Germany is rife with New Year's Eve traditions, from watching a quirky British movie about a 90-year-old woman to drinking rum-spiked punch from a kettle.

  • Thunder Santas give out presents to local children

    Dec 28, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Maj. James Brant, the Aviation Officer for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, and Warrant Officer 1 Gabrielle Prado, the Electronic Warfare Technician for 210th Field Artillery Brigade, become Santa Claus for one day and hand out toys and presents to local children at the Dongducheon Volunteer Center on Christmas Eve. The toys were donated by the Soldiers within the brigade and were given to local children.

  • President calls USFOR-A Soldiers on Christmas Day

    Dec 25, 2014

    The Commander in Chief, President Barack Obama, called two Task Force Sabre Soldiers today, to thank them for their service, offer encouragement and wish them and their families a Merry Christmas.

  • Presidio FMWR Block Leave Shuttle Service

    Dec 24, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey's Hobson Recreation Center extended its normal operating hours throughout the annual 24-hour block leave shuttle bus program departure period Dec. 18 and 19.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Pacific's only Army dive unit conducts underwater change of command

    Dec 23, 2014

    The Pacific theater's only Army dive unit, the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, changed leadership with Capt. Robert J. Meyer relinquishing command to Capt. Troy F. Davidson, during an underwater ceremony, Dec. 18, 2014, at the bottom of Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault: See It! Report It! Stop It!

    Dec 23, 2014

    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to Army's policy on sexual harassment, it violates acceptable standards of integrity and conduct required of all Army personnel - military and civilian.

  • Restoring American Bald Eagle to upper Cumberland region a tall tale

    Dec 23, 2014

    Nurturing baby American Bald Eagles in a man-made crib atop a 23-foot tower seems like a tall tale, but that is exactly how biologists carried out a conservation plan in the late 1980s to restore the nation's symbol to the upper Cumberland region.

  • Soldier for life reaches out to gold star families

    Dec 22, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, as the commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, welcomed Army and Navy gold star families to the 115th Army-Navy football game, to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star.

  • Drawdown impacting communities significantly, environment not impacted

    Dec 22, 2014

    The drawdown is and will continue to impact many communities across America and in turn, communities have an impact on the drawdown as well, according to a recent report.

  • Soldiers to get one-percent pay raise in New Year

    Dec 22, 2014

    Most Soldiers will receive a one-percent increase in basic pay in January along with a 2.9-percent increase in their basic allowance for subsistence.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army and DOD officials met with a senior non-commissioned officer Dec. 15, 2014, to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values, despite facing harassment after confronting Service members who were behaving unethically online.

  • Army thanks Soldier for confronting unethical behavior online

    Dec 19, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with a senior noncommissioned officer Dec. 15 to thank her for leading by example and defending Army values despite facing harassment after confronting service members who were behaving unethically online.

  • Volunteers adorn 230,000 gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America eve

    Dec 18, 2014

    The headstones of 230,000 veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, were adorned with wreaths Dec. 13, 2014, as 50,000 volunteers participated in the annual Wreaths Across America event.

  • Military spouse gives roller derby a whirl

    Dec 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Every Friday night an APG military spouse dons protective gear and roller skates to transform into her roller derby alter ego, "Baconator."

  • Gold star families honored at Army-Navy game

    Dec 17, 2014

    The gold star families of a Soldier and a Marine, both of whom played military academy football and later were killed in combat, were honored Dec. 13 at the 115th Army-Navy game to help raise awareness of the meaning and significance of the gold star pin.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • Wreaths across America take over Devens cemetery

    Dec 15, 2014

    On a sunny Saturday morning, nearly 100 people placed wreaths at the headstones of the 426 Veterans who were laid to rest at the Fort Devens cemetery.

  • Something in the water? FLW soldiers win back-to-back singing competitions

    Dec 15, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Michael Joseph, a drummer in the 399th Army Band stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, won the Army's 2014 Operation Rising Star Singing contest Friday, held at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre. The 2013 Rising Star, Sgt. Christiana Ball, is a drill sergeant also stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. Joseph sang "Something in the Water" by Carrie Underwood as his victory song after being named the 2014 winner.

  • Spirit of Giving

    Dec 15, 2014

  • U.S. Armed Forces Men capture international basketball title

    Dec 15, 2014

    The U.S. Armed Forces Men's Basketball team defeated Lithuania, the reigning champs, 89-82 to win the 2014 SHAPE International Basketball Championship Dec. 6. Air Force Capt. Matt Holland of Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., was named Most Valuable Player of the six-day tournament that featured teams from Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, France, Canada, United Kingdom and Belgium.

  • Eighth Army celebrates holidays and partnership at annual concert

    Dec 14, 2014

    American and Korean sevicemembers and their families celebrated the holidays and enduring friendship at the 7th Annual Korea-America Friendship Holiday Concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center Dec. 14.

  • Arlington National Cemetery continues improvements, director testifies

    Dec 12, 2014

    In testimony on Capitol Hill, the executive director of Army National Cemeteries said as the pace of interments remain at an all-time high, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia, continues process improvements.

  • Mentoring program prepares future leaders

    Dec 12, 2014

    A mentoring program to enhance both personal and professional growth has been established at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Student officers volunteer at Richmond clothing giveaway

    Dec 12, 2014

    Second Lt. Alexander Henriod never expected to become an instant authority on women's shoes while studying at Fort Lee's Army Logistics University. However, while volunteering at a "gently used" winter clothing giveaway along with 23 other Basic Officer Leader Course students Dec. 7, he became a fast learner.

  • Chaplain assistant provides care, patience

    Dec 12, 2014

    Only three days after Christmas, the Army will celebrate its 105th year since the creation of the chaplain assistant position, and will dedicate this day to honoring the men and women who were given the special duty of assisting chaplains in performing their duties by providing religious support for all Soldiers and their Families. Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Aaron LaBarge, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, arrived at Fort Campbell in October and has been fulfilling his duties with enthusiasm since joining the Army in 2007.

  • USA Medical Command selects Career Counselor of the Year

    Dec 12, 2014

    The US Army Medical Command named its top Career Counselor of the Year following a daylong competition held Nov. 18. Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, representing the Southern Regional Medical Command, was named the US Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year, with Staff Sgt. Kindra Ford, representing the Western Regional Medical Command, as the runner-up.