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  • Team Resilience: Boosting host nation relations through sports

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Olympics may be over and they're not in Sochi, but Wiesbaden Soldiers are going for gold -- or at least glory -- against athletes from other countries. Unit-level competition with host nation athletes is nothing new, and the idea is getting an organized upgrade in order to bolster both resiliency and host nation relations in accordance with the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno's Army Sports Program.

  • Charlie's Angels comediennes get lots of laughs

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I'm Latina, so my mom retired and moved in with me because it's the law," said Lisa Alvarado, comedian and single mom. "It's great because I love my mom, she helps me out with my son. But you know when you hang out with your mom, you start to become your mom? You morph into her," Alvardo continued. "The other night, I actually washed a paper plate."

  • Shining the spotlight on teen dating violence

    Mar 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Respect. That seven-letter word appeared everywhere at the Tony Bass Fitness Center Feb. 28 as more than 220 supporters attended the "Wiesbaden Walks the Runway Against Teen Dating Violence" fashion show.

  • Patient Safety Week at CRDAMC promotes working relationships between providers, patients

    Mar 11, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- This past week Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center participated in Patient Safety Awareness Week, an event that was founded by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and celebrated by healthcare organizations worldwide.

  • Blast from the Past fires at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Mar 11, 2014

    One of the most unusual modern military test programs ever conducted at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., was the test of a bronze Model 1841 six-pounder U.S. artillery piece. The test was performed for the History Channel television program "Battlefield Detectives" which was investigating the first major battle of the Mexican-American War -- the Battle of Palo Alto, Texas.

  • ACS offers tips and tricks for redeployment

    Mar 11, 2014

    Classes at ACS give redeploying families a leg up on coming home

  • Fort Drum employee expands on definition of 'family'

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Being a Soldier, military spouse or "Army brat" can teach people to redefine the word "family." In many cases, it stretches the definition past a person you marry or a child you bring into the world.

  • Colorado Avalanche salute Soldiers, Families

    Mar 6, 2014

    Several Fort Carson Families were surprised by shout-outs from their deployed Soldier-spouses during a military appreciation game held by the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, March 2.

  • Social media antics can ruin career, misrepresent military services

    Mar 6, 2014

    Social media is very pervasive these days. As a new generation of Soldiers -- all well-versed in the various aspects of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter -- join the ranks, senior leaders across the installation are taking steps to ensure these troops realize the impact of their online chatter.

  • PSAs raise awareness of Gold Star and Next-of-Kin lapel pins

    Mar 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - This year, the U.S. Army�'s Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, launched an awareness campaign aimed to educate Americans about Gold Star and Next-of-Kin lapel pins. Over the course of the year, the Army will release several public service announcements, or PSAs, to increase awareness.

  • Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic earns national recognition as Army Medical Home

    Mar 4, 2014

    After nearly a year of hard work, the Grafenwoehr Army Health Clinic has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as an Army Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Family Fitness Center answers parents' call

    Mar 4, 2014

    New fitness center allows parents to watch kids while working up a sweat

  • Cougar boys win Division II basketball title

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Vicenza High School boys basketball team won first place at European finals for Division II after finishing their season undefeated.

  • Soldier Olympians help win 5 of 28 U.S. medals in Sochi

    Mar 4, 2014

    Former and active-duty Soldiers from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program played a major role in five of the United States' 28 Olympic medals won at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

  • Preventing, treating suicidal behaviors every day

    Mar 3, 2014

    There are three types of resources available to prevent, intervene and assist people with suicidal behaviors in the Franconia Military Community.

  • Soldiers thank community partners for friendship contributions

    Mar 3, 2014

    FORT HOOD, TX -- During a recent two-day whirlwind of events, the 120th Infantry Brigade showed appreciation to its Gatesville, Texas community partner for the great contributions the city provided to Division West throughout 2013.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers developing future leaders

    Mar 3, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from districts around the nation convened at the USACE Learning Center in Huntsville on Feb. 24-28 to participate in the only District Office Introductory Course that will be offered at the center for fiscal year 2014.

  • Leaders' walk builds relationships

    Mar 3, 2014

    The Army is like a fortified fighting position; it has to be continually improved to provide the best protection and support for the troops.

  • Gatesville fish fry honors Soldiers, Families

    Mar 3, 2014

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce held its sixth annual Military Appreciation Fish Fry Feb. 27, for Soldiers, veterans and their Families from neighboring Fort Hood.

  • Experience KMC: Big Island lodge offers exclusive stay near volcano

    Mar 3, 2014

    Steps from one of the world's most famous volcanoes -- Kilauea, and its crater, Halema'uma'u -- Kilauea Military Camp (KMC) offers a unique, and exclusive chance for military families to stay in proximity to one of nature's great wonders.

  • Commissary offers 'Choose to Lose' encouragement

    Mar 3, 2014

    Once the initial novelty of green juices and daily runs wears off and the temptations of chocolate Valentine's hearts and cream-filled Easter eggs rear their ugly heads, many New Year's resolution-makers fall off the healthy lifestyle bandwagon and back into old habits.

  • Soldiers past, present strike bronze at Sochi Games

    Feb 23, 2014

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb and current WCAP brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt teamed with civilians Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton to secure Team USA's 28th and final medal of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 23, 2014.

  • Army coaches help U.S. women make Olympic history

    Feb 20, 2014

    Two Olympic coaches from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program had an unofficial hand in Team USA earning two Olympic medals in women's bobsled competition, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

  • Military training helps Soldier-athletes conquer luge challenges

    Feb 19, 2014

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Olympians Utah National Guard Sgt. Preston Griffall and Sgt. Matt Mortensen attribute their readiness and resilience in the sport of luge to characteristics of teamwork and trust derived from military training.

  • Former Soldier wins Olympic bobsled bronze

    Feb 18, 2014

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb and Team USA civilian brakeman Steve Langton became the first U.S. athletes in 62 years to win a two-man bobsled Olympic medal by taking the bronze at Sanki Sliding Center in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, Feb. 17, 2014.

  • Training helps keep FRGs relevant

    Feb 18, 2014

    Training helps keep FRGs relevant, even more so in an overseas location

  • Future of Enlisted Housing Nears Completion of 1st Phase

    Feb 18, 2014

    Construction crews are near completion of Phase 1 of Reece Crossings, Corvias Military Living's garden-style apartment complex. The 14-building complex will provide housing for more than 800 junior, unaccompanied service members.

  • Fort Meade Family Members Publish Deployment Story

    Feb 18, 2014

    Jake Neslony, a sixth-grader at MacArthur Middle School at Fort George G. Meade, and his mother Lorin read a copy of "Daddy's Deployment," a book they co-wrote that was self-published last month.

  • Army launches eight-week SHARP pilot training program

    Feb 18, 2014

    The Army has launched a new Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention pilot program to enhance training for sexual assault response coordinators (SARCs), victim advocates (VAs) and instructors.

  • Army coach leads Team USA to more Olympic medals

    Feb 16, 2014

    Team USA Olympic skeleton coach Vermont Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tuffy Latour helped coach Team USA's Noelle Pikus-Pace to an Olympic silver medal and Matt Antoine to a bronze at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

  • Humphreys launches new Youth Center TV show

    Feb 13, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- "Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? In your neighborhood? Say, who are the people in your neighborhood? The people that you meet each day."

  • Army daughter wins bronze in Olympic team figure skating

    Feb 12, 2014

    Army family member Ashley Wagner helped Team USA win a bronze medal in the inaugural team figure-skating event at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Environmental Club: Students look for ways to help save resources

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Changing a culture doesn't happen overnight. That's one of the messages Maj. William McGlothlin, operations officer for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Directorate of Public Works, shared with Wiesbaden High School's Environmental Club during a visit to the school Feb. 5.

  • AWAG Conference provides wealth of skills seminars for volunteers

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Hessen Area "Americans Working Around the Globe," or AWAG volunteers, gathered at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Jan. 28 for their annual conference focused on developing the "total volunteer."

  • Six Wiesbaden youths soar to Scouting's highest rank

    Feb 11, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Improving a drainage and erosion problem on a World War I memorial trail, constructing a dog obstacle course, restoring a fruit orchard -- sound like jobs for engineers? These were among the many service projects performed by members of Troop 107 on their way to earning Eagle Scout recognition.

  • German, American wounded warriors compete on adaptive sports court

    Feb 11, 2014

    Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe competed against their German Army counterparts in adaptive wheelchair basketball action, to amass points for their respective companies in a Company Commander's Cup Challenge, at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center, Germany, Feb. 6, 2013.

  • Library encourages patrons go on a blind date

    Feb 11, 2014

    Tower and Rose Barracks libraries offer blind date with a book during the month of February

  • At Hohenfels, Gamble gives it her best shot

    Feb 11, 2014

    Tigers Rifle captain sets her sights on next year's target.

  • Winners in 2013 Army Digital Photo Contest Announced

    Feb 11, 2014

    The Army recognized the artistic eye of enlisted Soldiers, commissioned officers and civilians alike for their simple and true captures of garrison life around the world in the 2013 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • Veterans attend school museum opening in Korea

    Feb 7, 2014

    Veterans from the California National Guard's 40th Infantry Division returned to the school they helped to build in Gapyeong, South Korea, for the opening of a museum, Feb. 7, 2014, that chronicles the 62-year relationship between the school and the division.

  • A calculated victory

    Feb 7, 2014

    Middle schoolers take first place in math competition

  • 'Vote for Fogt' campaign wins social media poll

    Feb 7, 2014

    While U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Capt. Chris Fogt won in online polling, six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will carry the Stars & Stripes into Fisht Olympic Stadium during tonight's Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

  • Fort Lee spouse earns USO volunteer of the year award

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- A Fort Lee family member was recognized Jan. 25 as a United Service Organization Volunteer of the Year.

  • Hohenfels springs Super Bowl surprise on deploying Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2014

    Days before deploying, the 504th BSB enjoys the big game.

  • Fort Lee tax center celebrates 26th year of operation

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche is usually a busy man with little time to spare, but he said it was worth the effort to carve out a niche in his schedule to participate in the Tax Assistance Center grand opening Monday at building 6052 on Mekong Road.

  • Taxation without exasperation: USAG Ansbach community prepares for tax season

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Legal Assistance Office, with support from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, established tax centers at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks.

  • Soldiers' Chorus vocalist a fixture at Fort Meade

    Feb 6, 2014

    SGM Victor Cenales, the senior bass vocalist in the U.S. Army Field Band's, is the first African-American sergeant major in the history of the Soldiers' Chorus.

  • All-black balloon unit served with distinction on D-Day

    Feb 6, 2014

    The 320th Very Low Altitude (VLA) barrage balloon battalion was the only black combat unit to take part in the D-Day landings.

  • Checking Your Tax Return

    Feb 6, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - No matter who prepares your return, you are responsible for what goes to the IRS.

  • EFMP aids special needs families

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Fort Sill Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) exists to support and enhance the quality of life for the military family with special needs.

  • Valentine's Day: Something for everyone

    Feb 6, 2014

    Celebrating Valentine's Day isn't just for newlyweds, shy high school students and new couples in the mushy stage of love -- everyone can board the love train because Fort Rucker has numerous activities planned for everyone in love, whether that love is for mom and dad, husband and wife, or friends.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.

  • Mustang soldiers immortalized on Warriors Walk

    Jan 28, 2014

    The morning of Jan. 16, 2014, was brisk and windy, but the sun was shining as the weather seemed to echo the bittersweet mood of a ceremony at the Warriors Walk on Fort Stewart, Ga., to commemorate the lives of two soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice during combat operations while assigned to 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Army Europe libraries pull plug on paper magazines

    Jan 27, 2014

    Army libraries across Europe are pulling the plug on paper magazines and going all digital. Beginning this month, patrons will no longer have to visit their local library to search through stacks of paper magazines. Instead, they can download them from home using the Zinio digital magazine subscription service.

  • Enroll here for high-tech health care

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Enrollment Window is open at both the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and the Ozark Family-Centered Medical Home satellite clinic, located in the City of Saint Robert municipal building. "Today's new Army Medicine system is designed to encourage caring teamwork. "Patient-centered," "team-based," "medical homes" are all about providing a new friendlier, safer and reliable Army "System For Health," said Ingersoll.

  • Squad leaders motivate Soldiers toward better health

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Army's Performance Triad program -- which aims to increase Soldier performance through an increased emphasis on adequate sleep, physical activity, and proper nutrition -- is showing signs of success in part because responsibility for its implementation has been pushed to the lowest level of command.

  • U.S. bobsledders 'right where we want to be going into Sochi'

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt, former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb, as well as Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton, won the 2013-14 World Cup season finale in four-man bobsled, Jan. 26 in Koenigssee, Germany. The victory gave the "Night Train 2" team added confidence heading to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-23, in Sochi, Russia.

  • Nine Soldiers named to 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

    Jan 27, 2014

    Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete or coach at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The United States Olympic Committee officially announced the team Jan. 27, 2014.

  • Speaker brings King's words to life

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For an enrapt audience of more than 500 Soldiers, civilians, retirees, Family members and students, The Rev. Dr. John G. Moore Sr. brought new life and meaning to the powerful, timeless words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual ceremony in memory of the slain civil rights leader hosted by Team APG at the Myer Auditorium Jan. 16.

  • Military child donates hair for a noble cause

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG military child recently donated 15 inches of her own hair to benefit her peers suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

  • School receives national kudos

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For Elasha Colby, it was an extraordinary day to be a student at Aberdeen High School (AHS). "The name `Aberdeen' doesn't always seem to mean as much as other schools in this county," said Elasha, 16, a senior. "So this really means a lot to our school. It's a great opportunity for us."

  • Challenge inspires LEGO fun

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Friendly competition, learning, teamwork and fun were emphasized during the third annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters Jan. 18.

  • Free Income Tax preparation available

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The 2014 Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Installation Tax Program is a joint effort of the Client Services Division (CSD), Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Directed by the CSD, the program provides free tax assistance each year to qualifying active duty service members, retirees, and Family members. Active duty service members are those military members currently holding an active duty ID card. Reserve component service members who are not mobilized more than 30 days are not eligible for services and should contact their individual units for assistance.

  • New e-magazine service to replace print at libraries in February

    Jan 24, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- On Feb. 1, U.S. Army garrison libraries in Europe will modernize their magazine service by replacing print magazines with e-magazines available anywhere with an internet connection.

  • Coping with deployment; Families navigate life after return

    Jan 23, 2014

    The final part of a three-part series on deployments examines the reintegration phase after Soldiers and Families have reunited.

  • Army announces 33K positions now open to women

    Jan 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2014)--One year ago this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the end of the direct ground combat exclusion policy, which restricted female service members from serving in unit-level positions below the brigade level with the primary mission of direct ground combat engagement. Now a year later, the Army announces its recent notification to Congress, through the DoD, to open 33K positions as part of its Soldier 2020 initiative. The Army's Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession. Prior to the DoD rescinding the direct ground combat exclusion policy, the Army had already begun 'leaning forward' with a scientific approach to re-validate performance standards for each Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

  • Command message: Remember Dr. King's legacy, stay safe

    Jan 16, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach and Franconia Military Community commander, addresses the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the importance of staying safe over the holiday weekend.

  • Fort Belvoir Commander Speaks at Pentagon's MLK Observance

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army Col. Greg Gadson, garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, Va. provided the keynote address during the Pentagon's annual commemoration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. held in the Pentagon auditorium 16 Jan., 2014.

  • Posts battle domestic abuse

    Jan 16, 2014

    Three military installations joined forces at Fort Rucker last week to help understand the distinctive and diverse issue of domestic violence.

  • Ceremony keeps post steeped in tradition

    Jan 16, 2014

    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.

  • Army wife embraces community, Alaska adventures

    Jan 16, 2014

    Army spouse gets involved in the local community and participates in outdoor activities.

  • Post fitness centers ready to help with resolutions

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. Jan. 16, 2014 -- The Fires Center of Excellence is helping Soldiers, family members and civilians turn New Year's resolutions into lifestyle changes.

  • Garrison recognizes inspirational employees

    Jan 14, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It was billed as the ICE Emmy Awards. Employees receiving multiple commendations by customers through the Interactive Customer Evaluation program were recognized in front of most of the workforce in the Wiesbaden Fitness Center during the garrison's all-hands get-together Dec. 19.

  • Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On…Not A Day Off

    Jan 14, 2014

    This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will be recognized on Jan. 20.

  • Gold Star Families Stand Up For Loved One's Sacrifice

    Jan 13, 2014

  • Senior Rocket All-Stars Outscore Team Redstone

    Jan 13, 2014

  • Fort provides new options for weight loss in the New Year

    Jan 10, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For many, the holiday season -- packed with festive parties, stockings filled to the brim with candies and elaborate meals with all the trimmings -- is to blame when the scale jumps a few pounds. But fear not, Fort Huachuca offers a variety of options to work off the unwanted weight.

  • Help IMCOM improve, tell us about your Army installation, services

    Jan 10, 2014

    Have you ever felt the need, as a customer, to have your voice heard - whether to recognize great service, point out a concern, or make a recommendation? Now is your chance to share your thoughts and help U.S. Army Installation Management Command provide world class customer service.

  • Odierno: International cooperation critical in today's complex world

    Jan 10, 2014

    The cooperation between the Army and foreign militaries is critical in tackling the complex problems facing the world today, explained Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno during a foreign military attaché reception at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 9, 2014.

  • Determined Son Grows Into Infantry Soldier

    Jan 10, 2014

    Sitting on my desk these days is a picture of my son. Except, it's not any ordinary picture of a guy who is much loved by his mom. It's not a picture of my son in his high school football jersey or JROTC uniform. It's not a picture of my son horsing around at his grandma's place at the lake.

  • New sexual assault prevention chief briefs on academy report

    Jan 10, 2014

    While all three U.S. service academies are compliant with Defense Department sexual assault prevention and response policies, more needs to be done to change the culture that allows the crime to continue, the new chief of DOD's Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Office said Jan. 10, 2014, during a press conference at the Pentagon.

  • First baby of 2014 arrives on due date

    Jan 9, 2014

    Fort Carson's first baby of 2014 was born at 4:14 a.m. Jan. 1 at Evans Army Community Hospital.

  • Top-Notch Army Community Service

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifth time. Zero defects. Those are the golden words being repeated at Army Community Service these days as its staff, volunteers and all those it serves celebrate the organization's fifth successful accreditation by the Department of the Army.

  • Annual Conference Focuses On Family Issues

    Jan 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three community issues addressing health care providers, family safety during inclement weather and public school choice made it to the top of the priority list during Redstone Arsenal's annual Army Family Action Plan Conference on Dec. 10-11.

  • USAG Ansbach opens new School Age Center, Child Development Center at Katterbach

    Jan 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the grand opening of the new Child Development Center and School Age Center complex at Katterbach Kaserne Dec. 16, 2013. The new center combines the two previously distinct developmental care centers into one facility.

  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • High school bands prepare for performance of lifetime at All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl welcomes superior musicians who have also combined that talent with achievement in marching skills, leadership, community service, grade-point average and overall character throughout their high school career.

  • Players honor Soldier sacrifice, nation by playing in All-American Bowl

    Jan 2, 2014

    Selection as a player for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a prestigious honor for athletes. While only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, the players have their own reasons to don the jersey representing the Army.

  • All-American Bowl teams meet for first time, ready themselves for game Saturday

    Jan 2, 2014

    East and West 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Teams met each other on the field for the first time at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 1, 2014.

  • German family opens home to Soldiers for Christmas

    Jan 2, 2014

    Two 615th MP Co. Soldiers experience a traditional German Christmas in Kemnath

  • Wreaths Across America stories pull on heartstrings

    Dec 31, 2013

    Survivors regularly pay respects to fallen family members inside the stone walls of Arlington National Cemetery from January through November, but the numbers of military family members multiply on the advent of the holidays. Trips are made from near and far. Warm tears flow on cold December days, voices choke with emotion and knees quiver on a walk over the frozen sod to a child's or spouse's final resting place.

  • Tax season is just around the corner

    Dec 30, 2013

    Now is the time to start collecting W-2s, tax forms

  • IMCOM leaders stress holiday safety

    Dec 27, 2013

    Happy Holidays! We are reminded that the winter holiday season is here with the changes in the leaves and a chill in the air. I encourage you to take time to be with your Family, recharge your batteries, and celebrate the holidays responsibly.

  • Soldiers' Theatre cast and crew celebrate Italian, American rapport in Vicenza, Italy

    Dec 24, 2013

    When the cast and crew of USAG Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre wrapped their last performance of its musical holiday revue, "Celebrate Christmas," they traveled a couple of miles down to the nearby town of Bertesinella for one more show. Building on a longstanding relationship of sharing and stagecraft, the 36 actor strong cast performed at the small town's Teatro Cà Balbi, tantalizing the Italian audience and sharing the best of the seasonal spirit.

  • Snow Foolin': Holiday event features white stuff

    Dec 24, 2013

    Seven-year-old Madahsyn Thomas, a first-grader at Wheeler Elementary School, is originally from Virginia, but she knows something about living at Schofield Barracks.

  • FMWR employee earns regional recognition

    Dec 19, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Taking care of single Soldiers can be a daunting tasking. Whether a single Soldier is new to the Army or just new to Fort Drum, the installation's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program helps ensure they have a place to call "home."

  • FMWR presents fourth annual Night of Exrtraordinary Lights

    Dec 19, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, or FMWR, made the holiday season brighter for Families Dec. 13 and Saturday as it held the fourth annual Night of Extraordinary Lights, or N.O.E.L, at Mountain View Golf Course. FMWR expected 3,000 people to attend. The free event was open to the entire community.

  • Families craft gingerbread houses, enter competition

    Dec 19, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The spicy smell of gingerbread filled the inside the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts & Crafts Center Saturday as Families came together for the fourth annual "Gingerbread House Day." They had the opportunity to sign up for a morning or afternoon three-hour session to build their sugary architectural creations.

  • Drill Sergeant wins 2013 Operation Rising Star Competition

    Dec 18, 2013

    Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star.

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