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  • Volunteers earn recognition during ceremony at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 30, 2014

    At U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, volunteers received recognition for their work April 24 at a ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center.

  • Schweinfurt honors its volunteers -- force behind the force

    Apr 29, 2014

    In a small ceremony April 16, community members here gathered at the Finney Recreation Center to honor, thank and congratulate their peers, neighbors and friends chosen as the 2014 volunteers of the year.

  • Baumholder community focuses on its children

    Apr 29, 2014

    Baumholder's Child, Youth and Schools Services teamed up with Army Community Service and the Baumholder schools recently to present a united front in the fight against child abuse and to raise awareness for autism.

  • IMCOM Europe selects its best warriors

    Apr 29, 2014

    A week's worth of pushing their mental and physical capacities to the fullest paid off for Staff Sgt. Kareem Paschal and Spc. Jeromy Sisk, Installation Management Command Europe's winners of the Best Warrior competition held at Baumholder April 20 -- 25. Paschall was named the Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Sisk was the Best Warrior Soldier.

  • Keeping the community safe through awareness

    Apr 29, 2014

    Information and personal security is a task everyone can get involved in, and it helps keep our community safe

  • Kinderfest stretches its legs at ODR

    Apr 29, 2014

    This year's Kinderfest is bigger and better and the new Wild B.O.A.R. Complex

  • March/April SHARP updates

    Apr 29, 2014

    Today's blog post is from Dr. Christine Altendorf, director, U.S. Army Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) Program. Greetings! The HQDA SHARP office continues to push forward on initiatives that hopefully are helping you combat sexual harassment/assault.

  • Army installation holds SHARP Summit, encourage culture of prevention and trust

    Apr 29, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground senior leaders gathered for a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention, SHARP, Summit April 16 to provide a forum for APG leaders to exchange ideas, best practices and discuss the way ahead to encourage reporting practices and spark a culture change of trust that holds offenders accountable for sexual harassment and assault offenses.

  • Raising awareness in platforms

    Apr 29, 2014

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Each year as the snow melts in Fairbanks, Alaska sweaters are traded for tank tops, boots for sandals and heels and everywhere you look people seem to be taking a walk, spending time with their family and showing off their spring wardrobe.

  • Local community pulls together in spite of tragedy

    Apr 29, 2014

    American Red Cross volunteers unload pallets of water from a disaster services truck parked at III Corps Headquarters at Fort Hood, Texas, April 7. Besides supplying staple foods and water, the Red Cross has also housed families of victims at no expense and provided resources to families seeking information about the welfare of their loved ones.

  • Boston Marathon hero awarded Soldier's Medal

    Apr 28, 2014

    Many Americans have seen the shaky photos and videos taken when the bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. Among the many people who went to the aid of the injured, there are glimpses of runners who stripped off their shirts to tie tourniquets around the shattered limbs of bomb victims.

  • Volunteers celebrated in ceremony at Hohenfels

    Apr 28, 2014

    Volunteers change lives and communities.

  • Fort Huachuca, partners, break ground for Solar Array Park

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Just one year after the idea was introduced, Fort Huachuca and partnering organizations broke ground on the Department of Defense's largest renewable energy project April 25 adjacent to the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, to mark the construction of the new Solar Array Park scheduled to begin operation by the end of the year.

  • First responder course provides lifesaving skills

    Apr 28, 2014

    The police of Albay Province trained alongside U.S. forces April 21-25 during a five-day seminar on first aid rescue techniques.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Shadley shares insights with Fort

    Apr 28, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Retired Maj. Gen. Robert D. Shadley said he never had training like the Army has today with the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program. He did, however, gain a whole lot of experience "on the job." Shadley, who served 33 years in the Army and retired in 2000, was the featured speaker for Fort McCoy's Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) observance April 16 at the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

  • Help Your Children Recharge through Sleep

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sleep is critical to a child's growth and development. Putting children to bed every night at the same time helps them grow up happy and healthy. From the moment they wake up to the moment they fall asleep, children exert a lot physical and mental energy, parents can attest. Many military children also have to deal with the stress of having a deployed parent (or parents), who may then be injured, and frequent moves, which mean saying goodbye to friends, as well as having to start a new school and make new friends. (Service members and their children have proven to be very resilient despite all the challenges.)

  • Historical marker added to Buffalo Soldier memorial site

    Apr 28, 2014

    Army Materiel Command's senior enlisted Soldier joined the Huntsville mayor and the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club in an April 26 unveiling of a historical marker commemorating the sacrifices of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments.

  • Reaching more families of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2014

    About 100 volunteers, surviving family members come together to honor, remember heroes

  • Hunting for the Eggs

    Apr 25, 2014

    Children and Families of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and Fort Irwin attended an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Protestant Woman of the Chapel, April 19.

  • Schweinfurt's proclamation against child abuse

    Apr 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt manager, along with a handful of community members, pledged against child abuse April 15 at a proclamation- and banner-signing in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange here.

  • 2014 Twilight Tattoo season begins!

    Apr 24, 2014

    Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" conducted a full dress rehearsal at Whipple Field, Joint Base-Myer Henderson Hall in preparation for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's 2014 Twilight Tattoo season.

  • Recruiter chases bodybuilding dream, inspires future soldiers

    Apr 24, 2014

    Recruiter's achievements in bodybuilding help with recruiting and inspire future soldiers

  • Nutrition: eat right evryday to achieve healthy results

    Apr 24, 2014

    The military is in a precarious situation. The health of service members is the cornerstone of the country's war-fighting mission capabilities. Yet, the mission is threatened by data that shows an increasing number of service members are overweight, obese, and plagued with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

  • Military child to perform national anthem at Western Heritage Days

    Apr 24, 2014

    Ciera MacKenzie, 12, daughter of 1st Lt. Tonya and Daniel Crain Jr. will perform the national anthem to open the Western Heritage Days concert April 25 at Polo Field.

  • Tips for disaster survival

    Apr 24, 2014

    One of the most important items that everyone should have is a 72-hour disaster survival kit. Whether the kit is kept at home, in your vehicle or used as a "bug out bag" (BOB), the items you gather and keep accessable may determine your ability to survive in a time of crisis.

  • Wounded Warrior bags first wild turkey

    Apr 24, 2014

    McALESTER, Okla. -- The fourth time is a charm. At least it was for one determined Wounded Warrior who finally bagged a wild turkey.

  • Active Shooter Exercise Delivers Hard Lessons

    Apr 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal went on a simulated high alert April 16 to allow emergency personnel to practice their response to an active shooter incident.

  • Wiesbaden focuses on SHARP, ASAP during stand-down event

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Stand-up comedy, slapstick humor and a healthy dose of insightful information -- but no Power Point presentations -- made for an impactful Ready and Resilient Campaign event April 16. The stand-down focused on sexual harassment and assault and substance abuse prevention.

  • Survivors find solace in painting with support group

    Apr 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Life for Nesli, Shaherezad and Tiffany changed abruptly after receiving news of their loved ones' deaths. They suddenly found themselves in a unique category of citizens -- survivors of fallen Soldiers.

  • Mountain Division runs Boston 'Shadow' Marathon

    Apr 21, 2014

    Department of State's Josh Peterson beat out nearly 600 other runners with a highly regarded time of 2 hours and 39 minutes to claim top honors in both the overall and men's finisher categories, while U.S. Army Capt. Daniella Mestyanek, a member of "Task Force Lift," 159th Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Campbell, Ky., won the women's field with an impressive time of 3 hours and 12 minutes, during the Boston Marathon Shadow Run at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, located in Parwan province, April 18, 2014.

  • Open season on eggs at USAG Ansbach

    Apr 21, 2014

    It was a windy, chilly morning on a field at Urlas Housing when young children and their parents scoured a field for brightly colored plastic eggs April 19. The Families were taking part in a community egg hunt at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organized by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Editorial: Sexual harassment, assault has no place in our ranks

    Apr 21, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (April 21, 2014) -- April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and it's a great time to talk about the Army's top priority: the elimination of sexual harassment and sexual assault throughout our ranks. Every member of the Joint Base San Antonio community -- military and civilians -- should be well aware that the Army harbors zero tolerance for sexual harassment and assault.

  • Making a difference: one plastic bottle at a time

    Apr 21, 2014

    It gets hot in Kuwait. I know, a bold statement, like saying that it snows in Alaska, it gets windy in Chicago and it rains occasionally in Seattle. But there are many consequences aside from sweaty laundry and constantly smelling like sunscreen that arise from having a military base in the Arabian Desert. One of these is an abundance of water bottles. Millions of them.

  • Prevention key to ending child abuse

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Army's 2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign theme is, "Children's safety comes first - be ready to end child abuse." Fort Jackson's Family Advocacy Program, or FAP, is ready to do just that - end child abuse through education and prevention.

  • Community meeting focuses on housing renovations, road upgrades

    Apr 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Community Voice Committee, or CVC, held its second meeting of the calendar year April 8 in the Garrison Main Conference Room.

  • Jackson Elementary celebrates military children

    Apr 21, 2014

    For 10-year-old Jackson Elementary School student Nathan Miller, the life of a military child is both "hard and fun." When his Dad left for deployment on his birthday, it was hard. However, there are perks. "I get to go places normal kids don't usually get to," he said. To celebrate the resilience and sacrifices of Miller and his peers, the Department of Defense designates April as the Month of the Military Child. During this month, the U.S. military, along with Department of Defense schools, child care organizations and other groups, set aside time to celebrate military children. Fort Campbell kicks off the month with parades at the Child Development Centers, Family fun days and other events.

  • Run healthy, run strong

    Apr 21, 2014

    Every day Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade form up to conduct physical training. Most Soldiers run with their units three to four times a week. But what exactly is all that running doing to their bodies?

  • Alcohol, violence form toxic relationship

    Apr 18, 2014

    Though alcohol does not cause violence, it is often a factor in violent acts in the U.S. as well as within the USAG Ansbach community.

  • First major Arizona wildfire of 2014 burns in Huachuca Mountains

    Apr 18, 2014

    A wildfire, the Brown Fire, was sparked Sunday on Fort Huachuca in a remote location in the Huachuca Mountains and drew national attention and multi-agency firefighting resources to Southeast Arizona where wildfire suppression efforts continued as of Thursday morning.

  • Post presents SASH Dash, celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 18, 2014

    Fort Huachuca hosted two well-attended events Saturday-- the Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment, or SASH Prevention Dash and the Month of the Military Child celebration, or MOMC.

  • Son of Army retirees is top of his league

    Apr 18, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - When it comes to inheriting traits from military parents, 16-year-old Najee Gaskins takes a Soldier's resilience and applies it to baseball.

  • AAFES making small changes for customer satisfaction

    Apr 18, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Az. - Over the past few months, the Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service, or AAFES, staff has been busy around the fort, making small changes to suit the wants and needs of military consumers.

  • Army installation holds SHARP Summit, encourage culture of prevention and trust

    Apr 18, 2014

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Marksmanship unit shooters take World Cup gold, silver

    Apr 17, 2014

    It was an all-American shootout for the gold and silver medals for Men's Double Trap during the 2014 International Shooting Sports Federation Shotgun World Cup, held April 13, 2014, at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club.

  • Speaker discusses kidnapping, rape

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sexual assault survivor shares story with Fort Meade garrison personnel. In the early morning hours of Dec. 5, 2009, Monika Korra, then a college freshman in Dallas, was kidnapped at gunpoint by three men in a black van as she walked home with friends after a soccer team party.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Opportunities abound for job seekers

    Apr 17, 2014

    There are a number of employment fairs in the Fort Carson area for service members who are retiring or separating from the military service.

  • Fort Sill honors volunteers at Helping Hands ceremony

    Apr 17, 2014

    About 50 volunteers were recognized by their respective organizations for their service to the Lawton-Fort Sill community during the annual Helping Hands volunteer award ceremony April 11.

  • Soldiers have options to explore before Army restructure

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Army is restructuring from 510,000 active duty Soldiers to 490,000 in a number of ways. Natural attrition through End Term of Service dates is one, but there are also programs to make sure quality Soldiers stay in.

  • Activities abound for Fort Carson youths

    Apr 17, 2014

    Fort Carson offers a wide variety of activities for military youths in observance of Month of the Military Child.

  • Fort Sill Cannoneers win National U.S. Military Basketball championship

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Fort Sill Cannoneers men's basketball team won the National U.S. Military Basketball Championship by defeating Tinker Air Force Base 92-71 April 13, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

  • Ceremony honors fallen heroes

    Apr 17, 2014

    A ceremony attended by Gold Star Family members at the U.S. Air Force Academy April 10 officially recognized the adoption of a star in honor of fallen heroes.

  • Month of the Military Child event gets children rolling at Fort Sill

    Apr 17, 2014

    In celebration of the Month of the Military Child, Fort Sill's three child development centers' children and staffs took a field trip to the annual Wheels Day.

  • Vice Chief to IMCOM: What you do vital to Army

    Apr 17, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff General John F. Campbell met with senior leaders and some very junior members of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command immediately following IMCOM's change-of-command ceremony, April 8, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

  • Sandhurst competition creates environment for leadership training

    Apr 17, 2014

    Cadets from all over the world came together to see who was the best of the best at the 2014 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Tax center files 1,600-plus returns

    Apr 17, 2014

    Tax season has come to a close and the Fort Rucker Tax Center went above and beyond to serve Soldiers, retirees and Family members, but reminds people to prepare year round for taxes.

  • Under Secretary honors Army Civilian

    Apr 17, 2014

  • Army installation holds SHARP Summit, encourage culture of prevention and trust

    Apr 17, 2014

    Aberdeen Proving Ground senior leaders gathered for a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention, SHARP, Summit April 16 to provide a forum for APG leaders to exchange ideas, best practices and discuss the way ahead to encourage reporting practices and spark a culture change of trust that holds offenders accountable for sexual harassment and assault offenses.

  • 100-plus Soldiers, Family members at USAG Ansbach clean up host community streets

    Apr 16, 2014

    The city of Ansbach holds a city-wide cleanup annually called the Ansbach Saubär. During this year's Saubär, more than 100 Soldiers and their Family members who live and work at the garrison spent their Saturday morning walking along the roads that surround the kasernes to pick up litter.

  • Engineer provides lift to youth baseball in Germany

    Apr 16, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lawrence Carabajal is among a growing contingent of Americans volunteering their time to give baseball a push in Germany. At the end of last summer, the longtime structural engineer for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District helped lead a German youth team to its third straight Hessen state championship. He's returning for a third season in 2014.

  • Army lab teams up with Boston Marathon to prevent heat injury

    Apr 16, 2014

    Since 2012, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has been an official course weather monitoring authority for the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon.

  • Citizen- Soldier's determination results in prestigious club induction

    Apr 16, 2014

    The journey toward induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club was a long but a rewarding experience for Master Sgt. Jessica Lam, 76th Operational Response Command.

  • Spring Technology Expo set for April 23

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - See the latest in technology at the Spring Technology Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, Bldg. 3326, hosted by the Edgewood Chemical Biological Command/Corporate Information Office.

  • APG Drug Take-Back campaign runs April 21 - 25

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Next week, the Army Substance Abuse Program and the Directorate of Emergency Services Community Policing personnelwill join the Drug Enforcement Administration in providing the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

  • APG men drag out their heels to support SHARP event

    Apr 16, 2014

    Clockwise from top, left: Garrison Deputy Glenn Wait displays color-coordinated fashion sense while strutting his stuff during the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event supporting Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center April 10. Wait won third place. (From left) CECOM and installation Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis Dent and acting Senior Leader Col. Charles Gibson were unwilling to shed their boots for the event but happy to display their good taste in heels. Garrison Public Affairs Officer Kelly Luster gazes admiringly at the bright blue stiletto heels he bravely paraded around in without once stumbling. Eric Etherton, an Army Evaluation Center engineer, won second place after volunteering to walk in blue heels. (From left) First-place winner, Master Sgt. Chris Gibson CECOM LRC Senior enlisted advisor, La'Mont Harbison of the Garrison's Visual Information Services, and Anthony Dorsey and Rodney Shelby of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, rest their cramped tootsies. An unidentified (female) contestant purrs along in cat heels.

  • ACS shows volunteers appreciation

    Apr 16, 2014

    Volunteers with Army Community Service (ACS); Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR); U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received a big pat on the back -- along with some cake and door prizes -- at a Volunteer Open House at the ACS building, here, Monday.

  • Upcoming ACS' Career Fair targets spouses

    Apr 16, 2014

    Army Community Service (ACS) is hosting a career fair for military spouses.

  • DPW has potholes covered for APG drivers

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Life's roads can toss up many curves and potholes.

  • Bonds through the Ages

    Apr 16, 2014

    The Fort Irwin community honored Veterans of the Vietnam War March 28, with a Motorcycle Ride and Welcome Home Ceremony. The ride started at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, Calif., and ended here.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • 'Ms. Veteran America' uses title to tell Army story, support homeless female Veterans

    Apr 15, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Allaina Guitron uses her title of "Ms. Veteran America" to tell her Army story, support

  • Ultimate sacrifice

    Apr 15, 2014

    Army Spc. Kenneth J. Stiles touched the Gold Star Lapel Button he can now wear on his uniform, took a breath and began speaking about his late stepbrother, Sgt. Jon Stiles.

  • Marines, Soldiers celebrate emergence of cherry blossoms

    Apr 15, 2014

    Music, fireworks, cherry trees well on their way to blooming and Marines and Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall combined to make the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival the place to be April 5.

  • SHARP defense - Course to teach basic self defense, awareness tips

    Apr 15, 2014

    In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Army Community Service is partnering with the Fort Rucker Military Police to present a workshop on self defense.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldier named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

    Apr 15, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • SHARP from the Soldier perspective

    Apr 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective?

  • Army Family Honors the Fallen at Fort Hood

    Apr 15, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, Fort Hood, TX hosted a memorial ceremony for the Soldiers killed in the April 2 shooting attack on the installation. This article shares the full remarks from Chaplain (Col.) Matthew Goff, III Corps Command Chaplain.

  • Corps of Engineers shares 'Nation's T. Rex' with Smithsonian Natural History Museum, public

    Apr 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the facility in Washington, D.C., April, 15, 2014.

  • Chairman: Follow Up on Sexual Assault Roundtable

    Apr 15, 2014

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Last week, I had a candid discussion with bloggers about sexual assault in the military. We talked about how we are tackling these �"insider attacks" within the Joint Force and how we need everyone to stop this … we can�'t have bystanders. It�'s up to all of us to take care of our own and combat this both top-down and bottom-up. I encourage you to read or listen the forum here, but also wanted to address one question in further detail.

  • Enjoying the Easter season in Franken

    Apr 14, 2014

    Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Soccer provides sporting outlet for USAG Ansbach children

    Apr 11, 2014

    Over their school's spring break, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach students learned soccer, from fundamentals to more advanced skills as part of the USAG Ansbach SKIES Unlimited program.

  • Garrison announces upcoming bubble soccer tournament

    Apr 11, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's Army Substance Abuse Program announced it will hold a Bubble Soccer Tournament for the Kaiserslautern Military Community as part of its ongoing "Ready and Resilient Campaign" and the "101 Days of Summer."

  • Soldier readies for All Army Bowling Trial Camp

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG noncommissioned officer hopes to earn one of the four coveted spots on the All Army Bowling Men's Team.

  • APG forms SAAM/SHARP message

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Sexual harassment and assault will not be tolerated at Aberdeen Proving Ground--that's the message that members of Team APG sent April 3 during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff Run (SAAM).

  • Personal approach pivotal to sexual assault prevention

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 10, 2014) -- Few topics weigh heavier on an Army leader's mind these days than sexual harassment and assault.

  • War College students, Army leaders discuss promoting ideas during 'Leader Day' discussion

    Apr 9, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, and other senior Army leaders, participated in 'Leader Day' discussions with U.S. Army War College students about the Army's future strategic responsibilities, April 8, 2014, at Bliss Hall on Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • 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.

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