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  • Vicenza FMRW Wine Down Wednesday trips explore Italian culinary culture

    Mar 27, 2013

    Vicenza's Outdoor Recreation provides a wide variety of trips and outings for Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians. One trip series, "Wine Down Wednesday", takes community members to vineyards around Northern Italy.

  • Vicenza Warrior Adventure Quest hits the slopes

    Mar 27, 2013

    After months of living in the rugged battlefields of Afghanistan, Soldiers from Dog Company, 1st Regiment, 503rd Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, found themselves in the Italian Alps March 13, careening down the slopes at breakneck speeds. The high adrenaline joust with the mountain was part of the Army's Warrior Adventure Quest, a program that exposes Soldiers redeploying from a combat zone new and stimulating activities, said Chris Wolff, Vicenza Outdoor Recreation director.

  • Protestant Women of the Chapel embrace healthy lifestyle program

    Mar 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - LaToya Roberts likes everything about the Protestant Women of the Chapel's "Faith, Fitness and Lifestyle Revolution" program - the fitness classes, the consumer advice and the fact that it's family friendly.

  • Lee bowler poised to strike at All-Army trial camp

    Mar 27, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 27, 2013) -- The old sports adage, "There's no shame in his game," is totally appropriate when describing Sgt. 1st Joseph Stevenson's efforts to qualify for the All-Army Bowling Team.

  • No more towel service at Schweinfurt gyms

    Mar 25, 2013

    The regional director of Army garrisons in Europe directed garrison commanders to cease towel service at all fitness centers, including the ones here, beginning April 15.

  • What's Holding Up Your Car?

    Mar 25, 2013

    Saturday was my day for making repairs on my car, and I'd been having problems with my old, rusty brake rotors. Every time I'd hit the brakes, the steering wheel would vibrate. I wanted to put an end to that, so I bought some good slotted and drilled replacement rotors. I gathered all the tools I needed - including a jack, wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers - and went to my garage to get started. I'd changed rotors on several cars in the past, so I basically knew how to do it.

  • Book club ignites conversation

    Mar 25, 2013

    Monthly book club brings readers together to discuss literary works

  • American Freedom Festival hosts Trace Adkins in Huntsville

    Mar 25, 2013

    Trace Adkins performs in Huntsville, Ala., to support veterans.

  • Even when physically shut, Army libraries stay open online

    Mar 22, 2013

    Army library patrons can access more than just a catalog of what books their library has on hand, but they may access many ebooks almost instantly.

  • Volunteer youth sponsors welcome young newcomers

    Mar 22, 2013

    HONOLULU -- For children and youth of Army families, relocation is a common occurrence.

  • Vets caution against pets as presents

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Surprising your loved one with a kitten or puppy may seem like the perfect present, especially if you dress it up in a big red bow.

  • CYSS 'Parent to Parent' offered

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Research has shown Army dependent children attend on average seven to nine schools between kindergarten and 12th grade.

  • Hawaiian cultural classes are expanding

    Mar 22, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is delighted that its popular Hawaiian cultural classes have resumed.

  • Lee youth earns military child of year honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- A military teen on Fort Lee has been selected as the Army's Military Child of the Year by Operation Homefront.

  • Top Chefs: Hood's emotional response to winning 'best team' underscores importance of culinary arts

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- The anticipation among the Fort Hood, Texas, faithful was something akin to the announcement of a long-shot, at-large bid to the NCAA's "March Madness" basketball tourney.

  • Fort Lee Women's History Month event focuses on mentorship

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- Several women provided testimonials and recounted experiences that helped to shape their lives for the better during the 2013 Women's History Celebration, March 14, at the 832nd Ordnance Battalion headquarters on the Ordnance Campus.

  • 'Eggsperience' offers fun for all ages

    Mar 21, 2013

    Fort Carson Families flocked to the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center for "Eggsperience," an Easter-themed event that offered everything from Family activities, a petting zoo and a "junior Spartan" obstacle course.

  • Lawton-Fort Sill lifters showcase their power

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013) -- Displaying strength and camaraderie in another discipline, 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery hosted a powerlifting competition March 16 at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • Sill intramural basketball season nears conclusion

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (21 March 2013)-- The 2013 intramural basketball schedule wrapped up its regular season March 14 as top teams prepared for the playoffs.

  • Step with Care

    Mar 21, 2013

    HONOLULU -- Hiking is an excellent way to explore Hawaii's vast and varying landscapes.

  • Job fairs offer opportunities for transitioning Soldiers, veterans, Family members

    Mar 20, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO--Are you a Soldier transitioning from active duty and looking for your next job? A veteran? Or a Family member wanting to continue your career? Garrison Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service offices support hundreds of job fairs on or near our installations every year. Here is a list of events for transitioning Soldiers, veterans and Family members coming up in the next three months.

  • Sequester furlough planning requires complex preparations

    Mar 20, 2013

    There's no shortcut to make the pending Proposal of Notification Letter easier or quicker to produce. Officials across the Army await the exact details and wording of the furlough communication to minimize confusion among employees.

  • Wrestling's life's lessons: Former college athlete shares passion for wrestling with Fort Drum youth

    Mar 20, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When he was 4 years old, Joshua Herzig's grandmother brought him, along with an older brother, to Copenhagen Pee Wee Wrestling in Copenhagen, N.Y. From that moment, wrestling would be a significant part of his life for the next 25 years. The following year, his father enrolled them in the Lowville Wrestling Club, the organization that would develop them through high school.

  • Dueling pianists to bang out a rockin' evening at APG March 23

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Imagine having a live band, deejay and two comedians in one neat little package

  • New center to provide commuting options

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new transportation center at Aberdeen Proving Ground will help personnel find alternative ways to commute to work.

  • 'Vegucation' sparks youth interest, nabs major award

    Mar 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Groundbreaking outreach efforts by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Public Affairs Office have earned a first-place win in the 2012 Keith L. Ware communication competition.

  • Spouse Volunteer Making a Difference

    Mar 19, 2013

    Spouse volunteer supports Army families as Family Readiness Group leader, Army Family Team Building program manager and in critical times of need.

  • Fitness centers to throw in the towel on towel service

    Mar 19, 2013

    Big savings to come with discontinuation of towel service at fitness centers

  • All-Army wrestlers successfully defend Armed Forces crowns

    Mar 19, 2013

    All-Army wrestlers won both the Greco-Roman and freestyle team titles at the 2013 Armed Forces Wrestling Championships, held March 16-17, 2013, at Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • DOE's on-post schools score

    Mar 19, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) released its "Race to the Top" (RTTT) accomplishments for the year showing positive results.

  • Teens throw block party for Fort Bliss community

    Mar 19, 2013

    The Fort Bliss Milam Youth Activity Center hosted their 2nd Annual Block Party celebrating the Month of the Military Child, April 21. The festive event, which was coordinated by the staff and Fort Bliss teens at the MYAC, was conducted to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the installation's military youth.

  • Concert celebrates 60 year US-ROK alliance partnership

    Mar 18, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance and Pyeongtaek University's centennial anniversary, a concert featuring the Korean pop singer "Rain," was held at the Pyeongtaek University 90th Anniversary Building, March 7.

  • Major renovation funded for Hale Kula Elementary

    Mar 18, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Department of Defense announced, March 7, a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) for $26,560,000 to the Hawaii Department of Education for the renovation and expansion of Hale Kula Elementary School, here.

  • Adventures of a novice skier in Italy

    Mar 15, 2013

    Service members and families stationed in Italy have the opportunity to enjoy skiing in the Alps. Vicenza Outdoor Recreation offers free lessons to help novices find their feet in snow.

  • Youth build skills, mutual respect on hard court

    Mar 15, 2013

    A month after their first face-off at Caserma Ederle, the Mestrino Raptors basketball team from nearby Padova hosted the Vicenza CYSS Yellow Jackets for a re-match at the Lissaro Gym Feb. 27.

  • Vicenza's Community Recreation program named best in Army

    Mar 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has recognized USAG Vicenza for having the best Family and MWR Community Recreation Program in the Army for 2012.

  • Hip, hip, hooray: Cheer class held on Fort Bragg

    Mar 15, 2013

    The All American Cheer team, practices Wednesdays, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., at Maholic Child Development Center. The class is offered through the SKIES Unlimited program, designed to compliment youth experiences as military and Department of Defense dependents.

  • V Corps spouses taught resiliency during Strong Bonds training

    Mar 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - V Corps Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Spriensma could have given a big pep talk on rock climbing before hitting the walls with a group of spouses at T-Hall Indoor Rock Climbing, but it was not necessary. Instead, Spriensma presented Strong Bonds training, much of which was right on target for indoor rock climbing as well as life as a whole.

  • Run kicks off Army Emergency Relief campaign

    Mar 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Soldier at Fort Drum, New York was ready to take off on a winter trip with his wife and children with no snow tires because he could not afford them. Thanks to Army Emergency Relief, the Soldier was able to receive assistance from the program and buy the tires he needed to keep his family safe, said retired Col. Eldon Mullis, deputy director for administration/secretary of AER. Fort Drum is famous for the amount of snow that falls there.

  • Garrison supports Year of the Middle Manager

    Mar 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The garrison launched the first in a series of new Leadership and Workforce Development Seminars Feb. 27. Managers and supervisors participated in a daylong training session aimed at enhancing their communication, time management, team building, resiliency and organizational skills.  

  • Wiesbaden Soldier rediscovers love of boxing -- brings home the belts

    Mar 13, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Pvt. Nathaniel Barnd had not been inside a boxing ring for four years when someone told him he could be more than a spectator at the 2012 Hispanic History Boxing Tournament - he could box. So he did, and the rest is history.

  • Red Cross, Army vet help owners learn pet first aid

    Mar 13, 2013

    Caring for a pet requires a lot more than simply feeding the animal. That's one of the lessons several younger participants learned in the Wiesbaden American Red Cross' Pet First Aid class.

  • IMCOM workforce preps for sequester furloughs

    Mar 13, 2013

    Civilian personnel brace for the impact of furloughs and changing financial priorities on their organizations. Furloughs have the potential to impact approximately 27,000 IMCOM employees.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts 2013 All-Army Boxing Championships

    Mar 12, 2013

    Soldiers, supporters and boxing fanatics gathered in the Barnes Field House gym at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Mar. 7-9, for the 2013 All-Army Boxing Championships. Soldier athletes competed for the opportunity to advance to the USA Boxing National Championships.

  • Army names Yongsan Soldier 'Coach of the Year'

    Mar 11, 2013

    Sgt. Angel L. Rivera, a human resource specialist for U.S Army Garrison Yongsan, was named 2012 Army Coach of the Year after successfully leading his men's volleyball team to a perfect record.

  • New parents gain support, guidance from garrison

    Mar 11, 2013

    New Parent Support Program helps parents face the challenges of having a baby.

  • Taking a shot

    Mar 11, 2013

    An ejecting shotgun shell seems to hover in midair after Nancy Regan, spouse of a retired APG civilian, pulls the trigger under the direction of range instructor Gil Reagan during MWR's Introduction to Skeet & Trap class for women at the APG South range March 2. More than 20 female civilians, Soldiers, retirees and spouses showed up for the beginner's class led by range manager Larry Alejo and volunteer range instructors. MWR Marina manager Tim Jennings said two more similar events will be held in May because the April event is already booked. In addition to the classes, the ranges are open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; and 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. "Come out for the camaraderie of learning the sport and just to have fun," Alejo said. View more photos of the Introduction to Skeet & Trap class at www.flickr.com/photos/usagapg.

  • Youth centers open to homeschoolers

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Homeschoolers who are eligible for Child, Youth and School Services programs can use APG's youth centers for free.

  • Operation Megaphone calls for worldwide lock-in for military youth

    Mar 8, 2013

    Military teens across the globe will collaborate in the first Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In this April.

  • TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT: Fort Bragg photographers among best in Army

    Mar 8, 2013

    Three Fort Bragg photographers have been recognized as being among the best in the Army in the 2012 Digital Photography Contest.

  • 'American Girl' dolls inspire monthly library tea party

    Mar 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Young ladies and their dolls turned out in force for a giant tea party at the Wiesbaden Library Feb. 16. The 27 girls, ages 6 and older, were on hand to inaugurate the first of a new series of "American Girl" socials to be held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the library.

  • Leaving a legacy of caring

    Mar 5, 2013

    Bonamego is an Italian family name that means "good friend." Rita Bonamego has lived up to her namesake by truly being a good friend to the Vicenza Military Community over the years. With more than three decades of experience between the American Red Cross and the U.S. government, Bonamego retires this month from Army Community Service, where she has served as the director of Mobilization Deployment and Master Resiliency programs since 2004.

  • FMWR wins recreation award

    Mar 1, 2013

    Another award is destined for the Fort Knox trophy case; the Installation Management Command announced earlier this month that after winning IMCOM's award as best among large installations in the Atlantic Region, Fort Knox went on to win the Garrison Recreation Award at the Department of the Army level.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Fort Carson Exceptional Family Member Program earns Special Olympic grant

    Feb 28, 2013

    Averee, along with seven other children, participated in Sunday's basketball practice at the Special Events Center, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and made possible by a Department of Defense grant to create a Special Olympics program at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Nine win in Army-wide talent competition

    Feb 28, 2013

    Nine APG community members took top honors in the 2012 Army Entertainment Festival of the Arts competition.

  • Family Advocacy Program always ready to help in abuse situations

    Feb 27, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The call to action for most victim advocates often comes too late, regrettably after one has suffered a severe injury or a life has been taken. For that reason, the local advocates are making extra efforts to ensure the community knows that the Family Advocacy Program is a resource to turn to for help to prevent situations of abuse or to deliver one out of violent and abusive circumstances.

  • Dining at the Ritz rewards top students

    Feb 26, 2013

    VES fourth- and fifth-graders lunch in grace and style

  • Mobile job search center visits APG March 4

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new mobile job search center will set up in the Main Exchange parking lot next month and is expected to make the job hunt a little easier for APG community members.

  • Wounded Warrior pays it forward during APG visit

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children at the APG South (Edgewood) Youth Center received a lesson in endurance and overcoming obstacles, courtesy of retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer, a Wounded Warrior athlete and motivational speaker who visited the facility Feb. 15.

  • Military spouses of the year honored

    Feb 25, 2013

    Behind nearly 2.4 million active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers, stand an army of millions of Family members guarding the homefront with spouses ready at the front lines. Military spouses often juggle employment, children and volunteer opportunities while their Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guard member protect the United States.

  • IMCOM encourages Army families to take Military Saves Pledge

    Feb 25, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Clink, clink, clink is the sound heard around U.S. Army Installation Management Command during Military Saves Week, Feb. 25 -- Mar. 2, as service members start filling piggy banks. Across military communities worldwide, service members will take The Saver Pledge and help themselves, their families and their country by saving money and reducing debt.

  • Vicenza Middle School students explore Venice Carnevale

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Italian 2 class at Vicenza Middle School had a chance to practice their Italian while combining a photo scavenger hunt with Carnevale in Venice Feb. 7.

  • Club Beyond teens have winter blitz in Alps

    Feb 22, 2013

    Thirty-seven Vicenza High School students rang in the New Year with fireworks in the Austrian Alps while attending a weeklong Military Communities Youth Ministries-sponsored camp, Winter Blitz 2012-2013, at the Olympia Hotel in Innsbruck, Austria. About 350 Air Force, Navy and Army teenagers attended along with Club Beyond staff and volunteers. Club Beyond Vicenza was represented by its largest number of participants ever, a turn out due at least in part to 30 students receiving scholarship support through MCYM donors.

  • 81st Civil Affairs Battalion opens new Cyber Cafe

    Feb 22, 2013

    Nicole Woods tests out the new 81st Civil Affairs Battalion Cyber Cafe by utilizing Skype to contact her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Woods, who is currently deployed to Afghanistan. The Cyber Cafe was a team effort between the 81st CA Unit Ministry Team and the Family Readiness Group that utilized donated equipment and supplies to offer a zero-cost solution for family members to communicate with deployed service members. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David House, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Public Affairs)

  • Seminar, camp to help survivors heal

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Benning's Survivor Outreach Services is hosting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seminar March 22-23. TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides long- and short-term emotional help for the survivors of military service members. Each year, the organization holds a National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, as well as regional survivor seminars and camps like the one that will be held at Fort Benning.

  • ACAP teaches transitioning Soldiers career building

    Feb 21, 2013

    Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful process, but the Army Career and Alumni Program strives to make that process one that leaves Soldiers and their Families with a head start in their futures.

  • Girls Night Out returns with new choices, more entertainment

    Feb 21, 2013

    The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation invites women to enjoy the fifth bi-annual Girls Night Out at the ballroom in The Landing March 1.

  • Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

    Feb 19, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Chancellor grimaced as he lifted the 135 pounds on the bar. Repetition after repetition, he performed the deadlifts. After 20 reps, he dropped the weight and picked up the 35-pound kettle bell and began his 15 swings -- "American" style -- heaving the weight until it was over his head.

  • Through her experiences, Army Reserve Teen Panel member reaches out to others

    Feb 19, 2013

    As dusk falls upon Mesa, Ariz., 18-year-old Katie Harris sits in an empty hotel conference room, planning for the next day's events as one of the leaders of the Youth, Leadership, Education and Development Program, for the 200th Military Police Command.

  • Super Bowl party thrills service members

    Feb 18, 2013

    As Super Bowl XLVII was held in New Orleans, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan threw a party for service members, families and civilians at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb.4.

  • Garrison challenge to boost wellness

    Feb 15, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Col. Paul Hossenlopp, Fort Sill Garrison commander and a lifelong fitness proponent, initiated his wellness challenge, seeking to promote healthy weight loss and increased fitness in employees.

  • Fort Bragg team wins for Camp Patriot

    Feb 15, 2013

    For the Fort Bragg Patriots, there's no place like home. Storming out to 3-1 lead in the first period, the Patriots never looked back as they captured their first victory of the team's inaugural season over the Fort Benning, Ga. hockey team Feb. 8, at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Lynch named Wiesbaden's Youth of the Year

    Feb 14, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Winning is nothing new for U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Youth of the Year Natalia Lynch. The recipient of a slew of honors, including the Young Georgia Author Award in 2006, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Talent Search (for her involvement with the Wiesbaden band Volition) in 2012 and now Runner-Up in the Installation Management Command-Europe BGCA Military Youth of the Year competition, takes it all in stride.

  • New garrison staff critical to expanded SHARP success

    Feb 13, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command is recruiting and hiring new sexual assault response coordinators and sexual assault victim advocates by October as part of the Army's expanded Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

  • Bowling center open to leagues, individuals

    Feb 13, 2013

    If you're looking for a way to fulfill your New Year's resolution, or just have Family fun, try bowling at the APG North (Aberdeen) bowling center.

  • Stewart military spouse of year competes for national recognition in 2013 MSOY

    Feb 13, 2013

    "….have never met a more dedicated, hard working, no-nonsense person…continually puts other family members first…there is no other military spouse who is more deserving than her!"

  • Wiesbaden Army Lodge supervisor best Army-wide

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There must be something in the water in Wiesbaden that breeds excellence. After a host of accomplishments in the past two years -- Housing Manager of the Year, Installation Management Command Stalwart Runner-Up, Army Community of Excellence Gold and Sustainment Awards and IMCOM-E Youth of the Year Runner Up among other honors, the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden can now also celebrate having the best Army Lodging Supervisor of the Year.

  • Secondo Piatto: Cooking in Italy

    Feb 8, 2013

    Being stationed in Italy is not only a chance to experience the local cuisine, but also a chance to bring those flavors and memories with you to your next duty station. Vicenza Military Community foodies and novice cooks looking to expand their cooking repertoire discovered the art of cooking Italian terra and mare (meat and seafood) secondo piatto (main course dishes) during an ODR cooking class at the l'Istituto San Gaetano di Vicenza Jan. 17.

  • Hundreds enjoy Winter Extravaganza at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- More than 400 people enjoyed activities offered during the Winter Extravaganza event at the Fort McCoy Whitetail Ridge Ski Area Jan. 26. Adam Hangartner, Fort McCoy Outdoor Recreation and Winter Extravaganza point of contact, said 315 people participated in snow-tubing and 70 skiers/snowboarders participated in skiing or snowboarding events.

  • Fort McCoy Woodshop equipment, classes support patrons of all skill levels

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Woodshop provides experienced and beginner woodworkers with a variety of equipment and classes. The Woodshop, building 1133, has 13 pieces of woodworking machinery in addition to a variety of hand and power tools that can be used to complete almost any woodworking project, said Nick Sanjari, Woodshop manager. "Equipment like the planer, lathe, drum sander and mortising machine are pieces of equipment that not every woodworker has in their shop," Sanjari said. "It's also very high-quality equipment." The Woodshop was last upgraded a few years ago with equipment that had the latest technology and safety features, he said.

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers excited about new fitness facility

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- From that first push-up and sit-up in basic training, Soldiers are expected to maintain a level of physical fitness throughout their careers that will help them perform their military duty during combat. Fitness facilities and exercise equipment is made available on all military installations and improves over time.

  • Texting fail - Perils of distracted walking

    Feb 6, 2013

    Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, videos of people walking and texting their way into an embarrassing adventure aren't difficult to find.

  • Chili cook-off gives analyst another shot at cooking glory

    Feb 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A top finisher last year, Alicia Morante has strong competition: the 2012 'Chili King'

  • Grafenwoehr Soldiers share the diamond with MLB greats

    Feb 6, 2013

    Soldiers from 709th MP Bn. and 172nd Inf. Bde. battle for Fox Sports wiffleball title

  • Community opens doors during German-American visit

    Feb 5, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several American youths were among more than 30 kindergarteners from the Wiesbaden Obermayr School to visit the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Fire Department on Clay Kaserne Jan. 15. The visit, part of a command effort to encourage more partnership and transparency between the host nation and U.S. military communities, offered the youths and teachers an opportunity to learn more about one another.

  • Justice makes the catch

    Feb 5, 2013

    Major League Baseball players and Fox broadcasters visit Grafenwoehr as part of Fox Sports' "Spring Training to the Troops."

  • Civilian Education System improvements offer new opportunities for professional development

    Feb 5, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thirty-four Army civilians from Joint Base San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston graduate Feb. 15 from the first U.S. Army Civilian Education Course offered by the Army Management Staff College at the U.S. Army Installation Management Academy.

  • Netzaberg students hang with MLB stars

    Feb 5, 2013

    Fox Sports' "Spring Training to the Troops" brings Major League Baseball players and Fox broadcasters to Grafenwoehr

  • HIRED! program seeking mentors

    Feb 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md - The Child, Youth and School Services HIRED! program is getting ready for another busy summer season, with more than 45 students expected to enroll in the program.

  • Vicenza's Soldiers' Theatre takes first at One-Act Festival

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Soldiers' Theatre production of "Controlling Interest" was selected Jan. 20 as the winner of the Best Show award at the IMCOM-Europe One Act Festival Competition held in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The cast, consisting of JonLuca DeCaro, Luke Johnson, Shonnette Jones, John Seward, Brittany Starr and Danny Woodruff, also took first place as Best Ensemble.

  • Ordnance Soldiers show off fitness moves at local school

    Jan 31, 2013

    CHESTER (Jan. 31, 2013) -- A bunch of eager Harrowgate Elementary School students hopped, ran and jumped their way through a special fitness event on Jan. 22 that included volunteer Soldiers from Alpha Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

  • PGA golf tournament offers free tickets to service members

    Jan 31, 2013

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Service members are invited to attend the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach for free a few days of the event, which spans Feb. 4-10.

  • Installations remain Army Strong

    Jan 30, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 29, 2013) -- Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, LTG Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced today.

  • West Point teens getting fit through FMWR strength program

    Jan 30, 2013

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2013) -- When joining a fitness center or gym, it is important to know how to exercise properly and learn how to use strength training and cardiovascular machines safely and effectively. For this reason, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center offered a Teen Strength Program for youths 13-15 years of age Jan. 22, 24, and 25.

  • Making a difference is the hallmark of public service

    Jan 30, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosts the retirement ceremony for Ms. Cheryl Ryefield, after more than 35 years of public service, 30 Jan. 2013, Pentagon, Washington D.C. During his remarks, Westphal discussed the critical role of DA Civilians in support of the U.S. Army and praised Ms. Ryefield's selfless service and dedication; recognizing her as a beacon to others who are pursuing the mantel of public service. During her remarkable career, Ms. Ryefield worked for the Defense Mapping Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, in support of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She spent the majority of her career as a technical photographer, graphic designer, and video producer; retiring as the Deputy Chief, Electronic Imaging Branch Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Garrison makes sponsorship a priority to help Soldiers transition

    Jan 29, 2013

    Spc. Ezonica Castellano's transition to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, went as smoothly as possible, largely because her sponsor was proactive and eager to help.

  • Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2013

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1.

  • With National Spotlight on Internet Romance-Type Scams, Army CID Makes Additional Attempts to Warn U

    Jan 28, 2013

    In light of recent national news coverage, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is again pleading with internet users worldwide to not fall prey to the ongoing online "Romance Scams" that the Army has been combating since 2009. Army CID is hopeful that the recent coverage can potentially help warn victims of the cyber-crime that ends in both undue heartache and financial hardship.

  • Fight fires this winter

    Jan 28, 2013

    The winter holidays are a time of celebration, but fire can put a real damper on everyone's joy.

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