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  • Spouses serenaded, feted at ACS luncheon

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They're usually running the show behind the scenes, but spouses were in the spotlight at Army Community Services' Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon May 2. Members of the U.S. Army Europe Chorus crooned and danced for attendees, taking time to serenade some on bended knee. U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. David Carstens offered grateful words, acknowledging that while service members' missions simplify when they deploy, they "dump all the challenges into your lap to deal with alone."

  • Volunteer treated to commissary shopping spree

    May 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "I could have used another cup of coffee, but I feel OK." That was Gina Twyman's reaction after raking in $570.61 worth of goods during a two-minute commissary shopping spree May 12.

  • Army School of Music Soldiers bring entertainment to Fort Lee

    May 22, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2014) -- A history-making band event occurred here May 15 when Soldiers from the U.S. Army School of Music, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, arrived as part of a field training exercise and performed mini-concerts across the post.

  • Fort Sill hall dedicated to fallen Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- One hundred and fifty three faces line the walls of Fort Sill's Hall of Remembrance in the Welcome Center. As they stare out, loved ones are invited to look back and remember their shared past.

  • Wet, muddy, motivated - Soldiers, Family Members get their mud on

    May 22, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As participants eagerly gathered around the starting line, there were loud motivational shouts coming from the crowd as runners awaited the signal to take off. Each individual knew what he or she had signed up for, but they all shared a common goal: to get as muddy as possible.

  • Bike to Work Day doubles participants

    May 22, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Despite the rainy weather, 80 people participated in APG's second annual Bike to Work Day event May 14, doubling the participation from last years inaugural event.

  • IMCOM Memorial Day Message 2014

    May 22, 2014

    We will observe Memorial Day on May 26. Members of the Installation Management team are encouraged to honor those who gave their all in service to our nation and to remember the sacrifices of their families.

  • Charles Barkley visits Brooke Army Medical Center

    May 21, 2014

    Charles Barkley, in town for the NBA Playoffs, visited Brooke Army Medical Center on May 20.

  • This Memorial Day weekend, honor our nation's sacrifices, don't neglect your safety

    May 20, 2014

    This Memorial Day, take a moment to member America's fallen heroes and celebrate the gift they bestow to us -- freedom. Your fellow Soldiers and Families need you to celebrate freedom responsibly, to always remain vigilant and return refreshed, healthy and ready. Our nation needs you. Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

  • Step-by-step guide to safe cycling

    May 20, 2014

    Proper equipment and visibility helps cyclists stay safe on the road

  • Taming the Alps

    May 20, 2014

    A pair of boots and a backpack through three countries

  • Army captain, teacher form bond through art

    May 19, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- When deployed, the simplest of things can make a service member feel at home and, for one Soldier, a two-year-old card was all he needed. U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, found a 'butterfly' card pinned to a board while he was cleaning an office after arriving at Camp Bondsteel last February. He kept it from being thrown away because it reminded him of home.

  • New spin on old training gives SHARP an edge

    May 19, 2014

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and other tenant units from the Kaiserslautern Military Community saw a new spin on Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention at Hercules Theater on Ramstein Airbase May 12-18.

  • Texas boy helps Kosovo students write their future

    May 19, 2014

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- It's been said, "a number 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." For an 8-year-old boy from Copperas Cove, Texas, his dream was simply to help students half a world away inscribe their own ambitions for the future of their young nation. Matthew Northrop, a second-grade student and son of U.S. Army Capt. Steven Northrop, who serves as a battle captain for Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East, crafted a simple plan to raise money to send pens, pencils and other writing supplies to Kosovo students.

  • Splash Into Summer ~ Pool Opening

    May 19, 2014

  • SKIES is designed to excite, inspire, learn

    May 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii SKIES (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills) Unlimited Program, now in it's 11th year, continues to radiate participation and excitement with a variety of programs that encourages movement of the mind and body.

  • Family Readiness draws out the fun at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade

    May 19, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Simulated turkey shoots, military cargo plane tours and Easter egg-hunts are just some of the activities that happen at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade Family Readiness Group meetings.

  • Fort Campbell holds car show for Week of the Eagles

    May 19, 2014

    Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) held the 2014 Week of the Eagles Car Show here May 17. The event gave auto enthusiasts an opportunity to view 43 superb vehicles as part of the Spectacular Saturday events on the installation. The cars ranged from a 1923 Ford T Bucket built out of scrap parts with a Chevy drive train to a 35th Anniversary Edition Nissan 350Z.

  • Monterey SHARPens knowledge against sexual harassment, assault

    May 19, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Throughout the year, Sgt. 1st Class Saffron Fletcher organizes SHARP training as well as interactive opportunities to deliver the Army's message regarding sexual harassment and assault.

  • Fort Irwin Teacher Wins New Car

    May 18, 2014

    A Fort Irwin Elementary School Teacher won a car for having perfect attendance during the 2013-2014 school year. The teacher learned of her prize at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds May 17. It's a Gas to Go to Class is a Program that encourages teachers and high school students in Southern California to strive for perfect attendance during the school year by offering prizes and incentives for staying in class. Victorville Motors, the California Teachers Association, and other sponsors donated several prizes. The biggest were three 2014 Dodge Darts.

  • MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey set for release

    May 16, 2014

    The Department of Defense is set to release its latest survey to gauge customer satisfaction with Morale, Welfare and Recreation garrison facilities and programs. As in 2009 and 2011, the MWR Customer Satisfaction Survey will go to select Soldiers and service members inviting them to volunteer their opinions about current operations.

  • Army announces plans to develop three 30 megawatt solar arrays on Georgia installations

    May 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced plans March 15, 2014, to develop three 30 megawatt, alternating current, solar photovoltaic arrays -- one each on Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; and Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days under way

    May 15, 2014

    Military retirees will be honored during Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days or RAD, scheduled to begin May 15, 2014.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team volunteers lead from the front

    May 15, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some military spouses have a profound effect on the welfare and readiness of a unit by providing volunteer support to service members and their Families. With the simple act of getting involved, they provide the building blocks to enrich their community with positive influences. Friday was Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which recognizes the efforts of all spouses who sacrifice a little of themselves each day to contribute to the well-being of service members and their country.

  • Program aims to halt DUIs

    May 15, 2014

    A program in Colorado Springs, which includes Fort Carson Soldiers as volunteers, offers a service that prevents Soldiers and Family members from driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Bikers rally for Fort Sill safety ride

    May 15, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Like any other Army training, first there is a safety briefing and then the lesson is put into practice. A couple hundred Soldiers, family members and civilians met at the Impact Zone parking lot here May 8, then took their cruisers, sports bikes and trikes on the road for the 9th Annual Freedom's Thunder Motorcycle Safety Rally.

  • Post recognizes 'other halves' on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In accordance with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Fort Huachuca recognized the important role spouses play in today's Army by hosting an evening out at Thunder Mountain Activity Centre May 9.

  • Training the trainer: exercise course teaches Army's new fitness approach

    May 15, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 15, 2014) -- Forty-nine Fort Lee Soldiers are in the midst of a training course that aims to provide them with the expertise and know-how to advise commanders on the administration of the Army's newest physical fitness program.

  • Sill Soldiers learn water survival

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- When the Army loses a Soldier, that grief is felt throughout the ranks. Although every death cannot be prevented, the Soldiers do the best they can through training exercises.

  • Fort Sill holds annual polo classic

    May 15, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Polo Field once again saw action that in years past was reserved for cavalry training. An audience comprised of bright colors, big rimmed hats and bow ties lined both sides of the field as the Dallas, Austin and Military polo clubs mounted horses for the 4th Annual Fort Sill Polo Classic.

  • History remembered: Casey's cross

    May 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hike the steep incline of a nearby mountain through deciduous forest on a path long hidden by brown broad leaves from seasons past, May 10, Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • 'Like, for sure': Glow For It Run brightens Storck Barracks

    May 14, 2014

    In appreciation of military spouses, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organization held a 1980s-themed five-kilometer Glow For It Run at Storck Barracks May 9, 2014.

  • FMWR workforce gets award

    May 14, 2014

    The accolades just keep rolling in for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii.

  • 210th Soldiers get a day of adventure

    May 13, 2014

    INJE, South Korea -- For Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, even fun starts before the sun rises over the mountain ridge and its rays tumble into Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Army unveils 2nd "Gold Star" PSA during Memorial Day weekend

    May 13, 2014

    The Army announced plans today to release the second of three public service announcements developed to increase awareness of DoD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate 150 years

    May 12, 2014

    "Arlington at 150" is the theme for Arlington National Cemetery's sesquicentennial celebrations, slated to run from May 13 to June 16, 2014.

  • Commissary, TRICARE adjustments needed to retain readiness, senators told

    May 12, 2014

    Slowing the growth of military pay and housing allowances, reducing commissary subsidies and adjusting TRICARE costs will save $31 billion over the next five years and enable enhanced readiness, senior leaders told lawmakers.

  • Joint Chiefs: Pay and benefits must remain competitive

    May 11, 2014

    Budgetary pressures mean military compensation must be scrutinized but service members must get the best support the nation can afford, military leaders told senators Tuesday.

  • Elementary school students take to the skies, experience kite flying

    May 11, 2014

    More than 75 third-grade students from Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School took part in afternoon of kite flying here, April 25, in celebration of National Kite Month. National Kite Month is a celebration to introduce people to the joys of flying kites, its artistry, history and educational use, according to www.nationalkitemonth.org and the American Kitefliers Association.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • Drill sergeants compete for best on Fort Sill

    May 9, 2014

    Five drill sergeants from the 434th Field Artillery Brigade competed to become the 2014 Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSoY), during a grueling competition April 30 through May 2 here.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends, Soldiers continue to 'Speak Up!'

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention, SHARP, office hosted a luncheon May 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM.

  • Fort Hood Earth Day 2014

    May 9, 2014

  • Fort Drum honors volunteers, Man / Woman of the Mountain

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and volunteers from across post received recognition for their time and efforts during Fort Drum's Annual Volunteer and Man / Woman of the Mountain appreciation ceremony held Thursday at the Commons.

  • Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

    May 8, 2014

    The Ansbach Ten-Miler team meets weekdays at 6 a.m. at the Katterbach Physical Fitness Center. They are training to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler, a race that occurs annually at Washington D.C. in October.

  • Fort Carson shuttle ridership increases 1,000 percent

    May 8, 2014

    Fort Carson's Post Shuttle program has increased 1,000 percent from October 2013 to March 2014, giving free transportation to community members and helping to meet the Net Zero post's goal of reducing pollution.

  • Motorcyclists urged to drive defensively

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Motorcyclists across the region are celebrating the warmer weather by hitting the road. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, an educational campaign to prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries.

  • Armed Forces Week - APG activities set to salute America's military May 12 - 16

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A full week of activities saluting America's armed forces and the APG community is set for May 12 -16. All Armed Forces Week activities are Team APG events hosted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command.

  • Community Center nearing completion, opens May 22

    May 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Bayside Community Center is set to provide first-class amenities for post residents. The clubroom (pictured) features a full-size pool table, arcade games and flat screen TV. The center also includes a multi-purpose room with a full kitchen, tables and chairs, and three computer stations. This room can be reserved for parties. The fitness center will be accessible 24 hours-a-day and has an attached playroom for children and a yoga room with a large TV and DVD player for personal fitness training. The center grounds include a swimming pool, two playgrounds and a pavilion. Community members can attend the May 22 grand opening at 10 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the facility.

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes fitness, resiliency

    May 7, 2014

    Army installations world-wide are banding together for the 4th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign in recognition of "National Physical Fitness and Sports Month" during the month of May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes physical fitness, nutrition, optimal health, and resilience by focusing on Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination, and Strength -- forming the acronym B.A.N.D.S.

  • Military teens make friends, learn leadership skills at weekend camp

    May 7, 2014

    About 20 teens in National Guard and Reserve Families spent last weekend on Fort Belvoir, meeting other military teens, getting introduced to Fort Belvoir programs and activities, and learning leadership skills during the first Teen Leadership Weekend hosted by the Virginia National Guard Youth Program. "The purpose of the Teen Leadership Weekend is to bring together National Guard and Reserve teens and introduce them to the many resources available to them on Fort Belvoir," said Allison Mecadon, child and youth coordinator for the Virginia National Guard Child and Youth Program.

  • Fantastic Voyage

    May 7, 2014

    A group of fifth and sixth graders from Larned Middle School, Larned, Kans., visit the Wass De Dzege Cavalry Stable and the 1st Infantry Division Museum at Fort Riley, May 1. The field trip, part of an incentive program used to cultivate young leaders, gives the class a behind-the-scenes look at the care given to the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard's horses and also a peek into the rich history of the Big Red One.

  • Gold Stars: 'It's important that we recognize and honor survivors'

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For one survivor, it had been less than five months since the death of his son. For a wife and daughter, only six months have passed. A sister was present whose brother died during the Vietnam War. Regardless of when the loved ones were lost, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community thought it vitally important to commiserate with the survivors of fallen Soldiers and honor their sacrifice during a ceremony April 22.

  • Garrison celebrates its Volunteers of the Year

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's no exaggeration to say that volunteers are the lifeblood of a community. Without their contributions, dedication and selfless service, the Wiesbaden military community would be a much different place.

  • STEM Night shows practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math

    May 6, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Toilet paper roll towers, paper helicopters, International Space Station convection experiments and a host of other hands-on demonstrations welcomed visitors to Hainerberg Elementary School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Night April 24. As visitors made their way from room to room they were invited to help build bridges, participate in a recycling toss event, make acoustic instruments and other activities designed to encourage exploration and horizon expansion.

  • Soldier Show highlights strength, resiliency found in music through history

    May 6, 2014

    From a poem scratched by a prisoner on the back of an envelope during the War of 1812 to troops smart-phoning home from Baghdad, the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show tells the enduring story of how Soldiers and their families "Stand Strong."

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • Earth Day draws youth from local schools

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center hosted the annual Earth Day celebration for elementary school students April 25.

  • Dueling pianos roll out the laughter, music

    May 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted its second Dueling Pianos Comedy Show at Top of the Bay April 24.

  • Bench-press competition gains popularity

    May 5, 2014

    The entry numbers continue to grow when Marine Corps Community Service Henderson Hall's Semper Fit staff announces a bench-press competition.

  • Soldiers focus on preventing sexual harassment, assault

    May 5, 2014

    Soldiers with 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention stand-down day April 29 that focused on preventing sexual harassment and assault.

  • Mountain climber speaks to deploying Soldiers on teamwork, resiliency

    May 5, 2014

    Erik Weihenmayer, "The Blind Climber," spoke at the McChord Theater April 24 to Soldiers of 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division.

  • Motorcycle safety: not just for May

    May 5, 2014

    While Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, Army officials are urging leaders across the force to treat rider safety as a year-round imperative in response to rising PMV-2 fatalities

  • Competition, camaraderie build confidence for Fort Carson wounded warriors

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion held a Commander's Stakes sporting event April 15-17, 2014, that helped Soldiers in the unit build camaraderie and confidence and helped them qualify and prepare for the upcoming Warrior Games.

  • Three Soldiers credited with rescue on Black River

    May 1, 2014

    What had been planned as an evening of fishing for three 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers, turned into a courageous, yet bittersweet, rescue on a local river.

  • Commentary: Schweinfurt's military children have big stories to tell

    May 1, 2014

    In many ways, our military children look and act like other civilian children. Their differences aren't visible on the surface, but spend a few moments with one and those differences start to become more prominent to the plain eye.

  • Fort Sill holds first Western Heritage Days

    May 1, 2014

    People sampled a Oklahoma culture and history at Fort Sill's first Western Heritage Days April 25-27. Activities ranged from a free concert to a parade to trick roping to cowboy story telling to hay rides.

  • Fort Sill hits the 'Big' time

    May 1, 2014

    The Air Force Reserve put on a concert April 25, that filled Fort Sill's Polo Field with more than 8,000 service members and Big & Rich fans from Lawton and the surrounding area.

  • Fort Carson students learn good stewardship on Earth Day

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Carson hosted several events from April 21-23 in observance of Earth Day.

  • 2d CR Soldiers, families "Take back the night"

    May 1, 2014

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- The 2d Cavalry Regiment Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response & Prevention team held a "Take back the night" walk, April 30, 2014, on Rose Barracks, Germany to combat sexual assault and support the U.S. Army's sexual assault prevention month and the 2 CR SHARP program.

  • Natick researchers develop combat cooler

    Apr 30, 2014

    Army researchers answered the call for insulated bottled water containers for Soldiers in the field. The result may be a life-saving product to protect Soldiers in vehicles during combat missions when water bottles could become dangerous projectiles during explosions.

  • Camp Zama celebrates military children

    Apr 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2014) -- April is recognized annually as the "Month of the Military Child" throughout the Army, and all month long, Camp Zama's youth had the opportunity to attend various events to recognize all that they do to support their community.

  • 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.

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