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  • Officials urge watchful eye on personal information

    Jun 27, 2014

    Although there are many ways to protect one's personally identifiable information, such as companies or organizations that will keep a watchful eye on PII, Fort Rucker officials want to remind people that responsibility still falls on the individual.

  • Outdoor recreation offers variety of activities on Fort Rucker

    Jun 27, 2014

    Summer is in full swing, and Fort Rucker Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of activities to keep people going throughout the season.

  • Triathlon: Fort Rucker event tests 'Army Strong'

    Jun 27, 2014

    Fort Rucker held its annual Army Strong Triathlon June 21 on West Beach at Lake Tholocco where competitors swam, biked and ran to show their prowess as triathletes.

  • Riverfest draws thousands to Alexandria Bay

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 6,000 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers and their Family Members took a day off to enjoy Riverfest at one of northern New York's most picturesque areas -- Alexandria Bay.

  • Rockers to jam at Fort Sill July 5

    Jun 26, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown promise to turn up their show so Soldiers can switch off and enjoy the Fourth of July weekend.

  • Best in Europe, Hard Rock Diner strives for health

    Jun 25, 2014

    Army chow has been the butt of many jokes over the years, from hardtack during the Civil War to tin canned peaches in the 1940s and, more recently: Meals, Ready-to-Eat.

  • Old Guard Soldiers recognized during Washington Nationals Army Day celebration

    Jun 24, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Drill team and U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed in front of thousands in the sweltering heat at Nationals Park as part of the Washington Nationals Army Day celebration prior to their game with the Houston Astros, June 18, 2014.

  • Garrison gears up for Fourth of July

    Jun 24, 2014

    From fun runs to a softball tournament, a full day of events is planned for Independence Day

  • Second time's the charm: 1st Brigade Combat Team lieutenant beats out competition

    Jun 24, 2014

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team pitted 82 of its lieutenants against one another to compete in the 2014 Megellas competition, May 5th.

  • Superheroes unite around Fort Bragg

    Jun 24, 2014

    FORT BRAGG - "Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, BATMAN!" The song could be heard across the park, June 20, as four superheroes made an appearance to surprise a group of children during a unit organizational day at Pope Air Force Base.

  • Army Aviation's enduring challenge

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army Aviation has a problem with spatial disorientation while operating in degraded visual environments.

  • ASC Best Warrior competition underway at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jun 24, 2014

  • Fort Benning battles bugs during summer months

    Jun 24, 2014

    Hot summer days and frequent afternoon and evening thunderstorms can provide optimum conditions for pests, such as mosquitoes and ticks, to increase in numbers.

  • Take precautions during summer

    Jun 24, 2014

    The temperature in Georgia can average in the 80s in the summer, according to the Weather Channel, and while the summertime takes more people outdoors for fun activities, especially sports -- it's important to not forget about taking safety precautions.

  • June 21, 2014 -- SecArmy remarks at 2014 Army Ball

    Jun 23, 2014

  • Best Warrior Competition throws a SHARP curveball at Soldiers before events begin

    Jun 23, 2014

    "Immediately I was like, oh, oh, I want to intervene. I need to intervene right now. Then I was like, 'Can we stop this?'" Those were the words and thoughts of Sgt. Juan Jackson, of Lakewood, Washington, as he watched a sergeant first class pat the rear end of another male Soldier several times. But it got worse. The sergeant first class didn't stop at touching.

  • Retiree workshop helps with 'touchy' subject

    Jun 22, 2014

    In an effort to help retired, or soon to be retired, Soldiers and their spouses with questions regarding what to do when the Soldier eventually dies, the Retirement Services Office here hosted a workshop to help answer those questions, June 6, in the Humphreys Community Fitness Center. The event provided a number of different information tables to help educate retirees about their options and planning for the future. Veterans Affairs, Legal Assistance, TRICARE, Military & Family Life Consultants (MFLC) and Army Community Service were among the organizations represented.

  • Soldier Show focuses on Army values through song

    Jun 20, 2014

    A tribute to Francis Scott Key and his writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" set the patriotic tone for this year's Army Solider Show.

  • Army honors STEM competition winners, volunteers

    Jun 20, 2014

    Student achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recognized today at the 12th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Emergency Relief Fund Has Another Strong Year

    Jun 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Redstone community has again strongly supported the annual fundraising campaign to help Soldiers and their families during emergencies.

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • Customer service: IMCOM's attitude

    Jun 19, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (June 16, 2014) -- Let's talk about customer service. It is about the Golden Rule -- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", and you must love Soldiers and Families.

  • From Benjamin Franklin to Watervliet, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well

    Jun 18, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Every day in America, a life is saved or made better by the men and women who, like the arsenal firefighters, give freely of their time and experience to make their communities better by being a volunteer firefighter.

  • Army captures six of eight shooting Gold Medals at 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials; two go to Trescott

    Jun 18, 2014

    Twenty air pistol shooters from Army, Air Force and Marines lined up at Tronsrue Marksmanship Center at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, at the site of the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.

  • Army celebrates birthday in grand fashion

    Jun 18, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Inside the Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel the Army's 239 years of service and tradition were celebrated by attendees of the 229th Military Intelligence Army Birthday Ball June 7.

  • No Lesson Needed on Determination and Heart in Wheelchair Basketball Semi-Finals

    Jun 18, 2014

    "This coach is blowing the whistle like he's in a parade!" screamed one fan to the right. "Let the athletes play!" came from the left. The crowd packed in close to the net, feeding off of the athletes' energy. Intensity, emotion ran high. At the end of the night, Army team A reined victorious with a 30-10 point win against the Marines, and Air Force beat out Army team B 33-26. Army team A meets the Air Force tonight (June 17) in the wheelchair basketball finals at the 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials.

  • Spouses earn their Spurs

    Jun 18, 2014

    "Honey, is this a bad time to ask what's for dinner tonight?" The above question was asked in jest by a Trooper as he motivated his wife though the barb-wire, low-crawl, obstacle here at the 3rd Infantry Division obstacle course. The obstacle course was just one part of the Spouse Spur Ride that the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment "Seventh First", 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, just held here, May 31.

  • CSA: 'Once a Soldier, always a Soldier'

    Jun 18, 2014

    "I'm incredibly proud to represent the men and women of the United States Army," Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno told legislators at the 239th Army birthday ceremony and cake cutting at the Capitol, June 18, 2014.

  • Engineer students learn, redesign school's training site

    Jun 18, 2014

    Creating a new training site can be daunting, but Sgt. 1st Class Lance Widner and students enrolled in the Horizontal Engineering Specialty Reclassification Course at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., make the process seem easy.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers go Spartan for a day

    Jun 18, 2014

    HONGCHEON, South Korea -- A group of highly motivated Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, push themselves to the limit on a 5k obstacle course in Vivaldi Park, Hongcheon, South Korea, on June 15. The Spartan Sprint, designed on the mountains surrounding the resort, included 21 obstacles and several grueling treks to its peak before the finish line. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). To download these high-quality photos and other from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157644802765947/

  • Wiesbaden retains IMCOM-E boxing title

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden boxers jabbed, pummeled and upper-cutted their way to repeat as the winning team at the Installation Management Command-Europe Boxing Championships June 7.

  • 'Healing Garden' provides nurturing environment to help recovering WTU Soldiers

    Jun 17, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The healing process takes many forms. For some recovering Soldiers in Wiesbaden's Warrior Transition Unit that includes nurturing a "healing garden" chock-full of sprouting carrots, flowers and other plants and vegetables.

  • Fourth of July Spectacular features new attractions

    Jun 17, 2014

    The Fourth of July Spectacular, here, at Weyand, Desiderio and Sills fields will feature new attractions this year, including the headline attraction, rock band Third Eye Blind.

  • For some at APG, every day is Father's Day

    Jun 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Gaining a career you aspired for is a special achievement. Having a father to share it with on the job can make it even more special. As a salute to Father's Day -- this Sunday, June 15 - here's a look at two father-daughter relationships that thrive happily on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • 'Whole Soldier' concept discussed at town hall

    Jun 16, 2014

    "Balance is the key to determining which Soldiers we target for retention," said Sgt. Maj. Kelvin V. Raibon, the Army's senior career counselor, during a retention town hall on Thursday.

  • Commission seeks service members' compensation preferences

    Jun 16, 2014

    The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences.

  • Army Birthday Run

    Jun 16, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Donnie Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC and Command Sgt. Maj. Edward A. Bell, command sergeant major of the 3d ESC, led the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) on a 5K run and performed a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the Army's birthday June 14 on New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan. (Photos by Army Maj. Jared Auchey)

  • Cycling coach trains 2014 U.S. Army Warrior Trials athlete techniques on balancing and turns

    Jun 16, 2014

  • New IMCOM CG calls for deeds over words, introduces new mission, vision

    Jun 16, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, introduced IMCOM's new mission and vision and stressed the importance of trust and teamwork during his first town hall with IMCOM headquarters staff.

  • Improved service is rooted in customer feedback

    Jun 16, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (June 9, 2014) -- The Installation Management Command staff at every garrison, region, and the headquarters remains focused on customer service and providing the most efficient and effective services to all customers. However, we depend on those who use IMCOM services to inform our staff of ideas for improvement or to provide feedback on the services received. The best tool for this purpose is the Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system.

  • More questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 16, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Jill M. Segraves, CSP, director, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Division, Transportation Security Administration, is the second intern profiled for this series.

  • Celebrating the Army's 239th birthday in Kosovo

    Jun 14, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East celebrated 239 years of the Army's birthday, June 14, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Events at Camp Bondsteel included a traditional cake-cutting ceremony with the battle group's oldest and youngest Soldiers cutting the cake, and a 10-mile relay race around the camp. Each participant ran one mile, and the winning time was just over 1 hour, 6 minutes.

  • Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As bystanders called for assistance, the cubs ran up a tree just off Christy Avenue and the mother bear ran up another tree about 100 feet away. When emergency responders and wildlife officials arrived, they blocked off the area and devised a plan to capture the bears.

  • Don't let student loan debt get you in trouble

    Jun 13, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In the last 30 years, the average tuition at a public four-year college has tripled. Accumulating too much student loan debt can present new college graduates with overwhelming monthly payments, subjecting them to a risk of default, poor credit, and other adverse financial consequences.

  • Soldiers experience something new on Camp Arifjan

    Jun 12, 2014

    When most Soldiers think of sports played with a bat and a ball, the first ones that come to mind are baseball or softball. However, on Camp Arifjan June 7-10 a new sporting vernacular was offered up: cricket, not the annoying bug that keeps some of us awake at night with their incessant noise.

  • One Soldier's recipe for success

    Jun 12, 2014

    Determination, dedication and perseverance are not only the ingredients needed for making a great Soldier, but also the recipe for a great Army cook. Pvt. Daniel Marte Pena, a food service specialist, knows those ingredients to success all to well.

  • Vietnam War Vets honored at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 12, 2014

    Vietnam veterans from across the country joined their host for the evening, the Honorable Brad Carson, Under Secretary of the Army, and watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Civilians rescue worker, receive top Army safety award

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Two Army Civilians were recognized for their quick thinking and heroic efforts that may have saved the life of a co-worker, during a special awards ceremony held Thursday at the Ammunition Surveillance building.

  • Gone fishin'

    Jun 12, 2014

    The Fort Jackson fishing derby attracted a large number of anglers to Semmes Lake June 7, 2014. In addition to fishing, the event offered clinics and children's activities.

  • Soldiers show their mettle during Strongest Warrior Competition

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Heroes rose and stars were born at this year's Strongest Warrior Competition, which drew 32 entrants -- 29 men and three women -- who displayed their mettle Saturday at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown.

  • Pride Month speaker shares life experience

    Jun 12, 2014

    Halfway through her military career, during the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a Fort Leonard Wood Soldier realized she was gay. Now, as a command sergeant major and married, she is revealing her journey to living openly in the Army as a gay Soldier.

  • IMCOM commander visits Fort Meade

    Jun 12, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, the commanding general of Installation Management Command and assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, toured the installation Friday to meet with Fort Meade's military and civilian leaders.

  • Free Plane Ticket Brings Soldier Home

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL -- A lifelong friendship has led to a marriage of blessings for Christi Moore and her Soldier husband, Maj. Brian Moore.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Army releases new children's ebook to celebrate 239th Army Birthday

    Jun 10, 2014

    In celebration of the Army's 239th birthday, the Army announced today the release of a children's electronic book titled "Happy Birthday U.S. Army!" which is now available online.

  • 93-year-old D-Day vet jumps again in Normandy

    Jun 9, 2014

    In a true rendezvous with history, paratrooper veteran James "Pee Wee" Martin again took to the sky, June 5, 2014, over Normandy, France, and parachuted onto the one-time battlefield, seven decades after his historic D-Day landing.

  • Soldier pursues dream while serving at Fort Gordon

    Jun 9, 2014

    Sergeant Darius Riggins works as a systems support specialist and writer/instructor during the day. At night, and occasionally well into the morning, he writes and performs music. Raised in Augusta, Georgia, Riggins, with 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, started his musical aspirations as a young child singing in his church choir. Soon after enlisting in the U.S. Army, Riggins moved to Korea in 2006. While stationed there, he met a musician who had a music recording studio, and he learned about the process of making music.

  • Lady General hoopster makes Armed Forces basketball team

    Jun 9, 2014

    A member of the Fort Myer Lady Generals varsity basketball team is heading overseas after being selected to the 2014 Armed Forces Women's Basketball Team.

  • Two-wheeling down the road safely: Headquarters Command Battalion holds motorcycle safety ride

    Jun 9, 2014

    Fifteen motorcycles simultaneously roared to life June 4 in the Headquarters Command Battalion parking lot on the Fort Myer portion of the base as the battalion held its first motorcycle safety ride of 2014. "We had a great turnout today, a lot bigger than I expected," said Staff Sgt. Pablo Robledo, ride organizer.

  • Army Family Action Plan Boosts Quality of Life

    Jun 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal's Army Family Action Plan is a work in progress

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Arrowhead Soldiers' help crucial to Special Olympics

    Jun 8, 2014

    Between fences, entry points and armed guards, it's easy to feel like the military is isolated on bases. However, Soldiers are as much a part of their community as anyone else, and as such, they volunteer regularly.

  • 80th Training Command 2014 Best Warrior selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jun 7, 2014

    Now that Staff Sgt. Amy Justice has been selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, the 30-year-old chaplain's assistant, 7/95th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 94th Training Division, is looking for her next challenge.

  • Girl Scouts promote bike safety

    Jun 6, 2014

    Girl Scout Junior Troop 663 shares safety tips with HMC.

  • Vicenza High School recognizes graduates who choose to serve

    Jun 6, 2014

    Vicenza High School held a first ever Military Recognition ceremony for graduating seniors who have chosen to serve the United States in uniform at the school on Caserma Ederle May 27.

  • Run honors drill sergeant's memory

    Jun 6, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 200 runners gathered May 31 in front of New Post Chapel to honor one of their own during the 14th Annual Drill Sergeant Mitchell X-Man Run. Many in attendance personally knew Drill Sgt. Darrell Mitchell and came to share his memory.

  • Army Family on a Steady Stride with the Performance Triad

    Jun 6, 2014

    Sergeant Amanda Tucker, a Public Affairs Specialist with the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg, N.C., and her family, continue on their health journey by putting the Performance Triad principles into practice.

  • Soldier is first female to complete JOTC

    Jun 6, 2014

    A female Soldier from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, became the first female to complete the Jungle Operations Training Course as an infantryman when she graduated from the course, June 2, 2014.

  • Fort Carson DFMWR finalist for national award

    Jun 5, 2014

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  • MPs conduct SHARP training

    Jun 5, 2014

    Soldiers from Fort Carson's 759th Military Police Battalion conducted a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand down at McMahon Auditorium, May 30, 2014.

  • AFAP great way to see quality of life change

    Jun 5, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "Tell us what you want" is the theme for this year's issue submission for the fiscal 2015 Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • July 5 concert tickets on sale

    Jun 5, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Tickets are on sale for the reigning Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, that will headline Fort Sill Independence Day weekend festivities July 5 at Polo Field. Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and The O's will also perform. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:45 p.m.

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • Questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 5, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Patti Tilson, manager of a safety and environmental team for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Service, is the first intern profiled for this series

  • Unit representatives learn about suicide intervention

    Jun 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -Suicide Prevention Program Trainer Ben Bauman facilitates the Ask, Care, Escort -- Suicide Intervention training at Murr Community Center May 28. The purpose of ACE-SI training is to "train-the-trainer" so they can go back to their organizations or units and teach the suicide intervention course to small groups in order to give them the benefit of the training.

  • ACS program helps families cope with newborns

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With family thousands of miles away and a new baby soon to come, Sara and James Rickards knew this situation called for some extraordinary help. "I couldn't call grandma," said Sara. "My anxiety was getting really high … not having family easily reachable."

  • Learn dance, swimming, martial arts and more with SKIES Unlimited this summer

    Jun 4, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Summertime could be the perfect time to learn a new musical instrument, swimming, Tae Kwon Do or any of a range of different dance moves. Wiesbaden military community youths are invited to expand their horizons in the Child, Youth and School Services SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills) Unlimited program.

  • Butterflies bring tears, smiles to Gold Star Family members

    Jun 4, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 4, 2014) -- About 50 Gold Star Family members and their relatives joined installation leaders and other community representatives for a May 29 Butterfly release ceremony at the Survivors Memorial Garden on Fort Lee.

  • Soldiers, civilians go cycling to get to work

    Jun 3, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Cars and motorcycles, move over. Bicyclists took to the roads May 16 in celebration of National Bike-to-Work Day in conjunction with National Bike Month.

  • Save tax on imported vehicles

    Jun 2, 2014

    U.S. personnel stationed overseas can ship vehicles to the United States free of federal tax and duty.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show rocks Fort Drum

    May 29, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and community members gathered May 21 to be entertained during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Magrath Sports Complex. The Soldier Show is a live Broadway-style variety performance hosted by Army Entertainment, a division of the Army Installation Management Command, and features the Army's best singers and performers.

  • Soldiers take part in annual Strongman competition

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Jackson's annual Strongman competition took place May 22 at Hilton Field

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show rocks Fort Drum

    May 29, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Fort Drum Soldiers, Families and community members gathered May 21 to be entertained during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Married couple, WTB cadre use resilience, performance skills to earn trust of wounded warriors

    May 28, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Zackary and Staff Sgt. Jessica Crum are using the resilience and performance skills they learned in training to build a community of trust at work in the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, and also at home.

  • Most pets importable stateside

    May 28, 2014

    People moving stateside this summer may take most types of pets with them if they plan ahead. However, endangered species laws prevent people from taking some turtles, birds and reptiles to the United States.

  • Same-sex couple serves with honor

    May 28, 2014

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- For most military couples a deployment usually involves a significant amount of time apart. A fortunate Army Reserve same-sex couple from Plantation, Fla., has taken advantage of the opportunity to serve together in Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Gold Star Families honored at Memorial Day ceremony

    May 28, 2014

    USAG Bavaria remembers fallen Soldiers and the families left behind

  • Team Army wins gold at Special Olympic games

    May 28, 2014

    Military and federal employees from around the National Capital Region provided volunteer support during Military Day at the annual Special Olympic summer games hosted by Special Olympics D.C., at the Catholic University in Washington D.C., May 21, 2014.

  • Post provides Safe Ride Program to prevent drunk driving

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca Army Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, in coordination with the Community Health Promotion Council's Installation Prevention Team offers Soldiers, Families and Civilians a way to prevent drunk driving with the Safe Ride Program.

  • The mysteries of Section 15: Infants, POWs mark unique section of Arlington National Cemetery

    May 27, 2014

    Between Arlington National Cemetery's Selfridge and the Old Post Chapel Gates, the inscriptions on the grave markers in Section 15 spell out an acre of innocent tragedies. Below the section's mighty oak trees, graves of children, who never received the opportunity to follow their fathers' military footsteps, attend school or live a life-long dream of a wedding day, stand ready to be remembered this Memorial Day.

  • President Obama Pays Tribute to Service Members, Families at Arlington

    May 27, 2014

    Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke to an audience of more than 3,000 people in the Memorial Amphitheatre.

  • Harriet Tubman: Nurse, Spy, Scout

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Major General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued the valuable military pass in 1861. It read: "Give her free passage at all times, on all government transports. Harriet… is a valuable woman. She has permission, as a servant of the government, to purchase such provisions from the Commissary as she may need."

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated with ethnic dance, food

    May 27, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office and the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, hosted an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 20 to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in American history.

  • Durable Soldiers show students how to have fun on the last day of school

    May 27, 2014

    1st Sustainment Brigade arrived at the Mission Valley Elementary and High School to take the students outside to start the last day of school activities May 16 in Eskridge, Kan.

  • Gold Star families honored at Presidio of Monterey Memorial Day ceremony, reception

    May 27, 2014

    The Presidio of Monterey Garrison hosted a special reception to honor the Gold Star families of eight fallen service members at the POM Chapel annex May 23. The Gold Star families were invited as special guests by the Presidio to attend the Presidio's Memorial Day Ceremony at Soldier Field.

  • Families raise Gold Star awareness

    May 27, 2014

    Memorial Day weekend represented more than barbeques and the beach for Nicole DiCenzo. It was also the eighth anniversary of the death of her husband Capt. Doug DiCenzo, who was killed during an IED explosion in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Gold star mothers host boot drive

    May 27, 2014

    A team of Gold Star mothers is remembering fallen service members by collecting new and used boots of all sizes for a national traveling memorial.

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