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  • Family Advocacy strives to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Oct 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Family Advocacy Program at Army Community Services (ACS) strives to reduce incidents of child abuse and Shaken Baby Syndrome by educating Soldiers and their families. Not only is it incorporated into mandatory annual training for units, it is also included in replacements training for new Soldiers on the island.

  • Recognition of Gold Star family better late than never

    Oct 18, 2014

    Family member recognized as Gold Star 71 years later

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • USAG Ansbach takes pride in Army DoD revised sign standard

    Oct 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Directorate of Public Works installed the first installation sign that falls within the Department of Defense's revised design standards Oct. 8, 2014, at Barton Barracks.

  • Fort Drum community welcomes returning Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Thursday at Magrath Gym to welcome 144 Soldiers home from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The gym was packed full of banners and signs, with proud Family Members and friends anxiously awaiting the return of their loved ones.

  • Commentary: Can you guess who I am?

    Oct 16, 2014

    Hello, I am a silent killer. I know no names. I am not partial to age, gender or social class. People often get me confused with a security blanket, being powerful, harmless, loving and caring.

  • Scholarships available to Service members, families

    Oct 16, 2014

    The price for a college education can be very expensive. Barbara Martin, Army Community Services Employment Readiness Program manager, said the more college scholarships military dependents can receive the less money they will have coming out of their pockets.

  • Frontier Army Days provides glimpse of 19th century Soldier life

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Sill hosted its sixth annual Frontier Army Days -- a living history program designed to give children and adults the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience through re-enactment and historical storytelling about 19th century Soldiers in the Midwest.

  • FLW holds 5k for Domestic Violence Awareness

    Oct 16, 2014

    About 100 people braved the rain and cooler temperatures Saturday to participate in Fort Leonard Wood's third monthly 5k run at the Davidson Fitness Center.

  • Evolving history: Museum reworks displays to keep perspective fresh

    Oct 16, 2014

    Museums are a record of the slow, constant change and evolution in the world that people participate in every day, and this record itself is constantly being updated at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum by a staff that recognizes the importance of building the future on the foundations of the past.

  • Training helps families grow

    Oct 16, 2014

    The challenges that come with change are a part of the military lifestyle, and an Army Community Service program on post is helping families realize that together they can grow and thrive when facing these challenges.

  • Hunting with heroes: Funds raised benefit wounded warriors

    Oct 16, 2014

    Oct. 11 marked the culmination of a weeklong hunt to benefit wounded warriors, and with the funds raised through the event, Fort Rucker is giving back to Soldiers.

  • Power of humor emphasized during disability awareness event

    Oct 16, 2014

    Members of the Fort Belvoir community learned the importance of recognizing accomplishments made by men and women with disabilities during the Belvoir Equal Employment Opportunity office's National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebration at the Community Center, Thursday.

  • 2-18th Field Artillery Regiment wins two tournaments

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers in 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment celebrated a first place in not one flag football tournament, but two.

  • Washington Wizards practice at Fort Belvoir

    Oct 16, 2014

    Fort Belvoir military personnel and their Families got a unique opportunity to meet professional National Basketball Association players when the Washington Wizards conducted an exhibition practice session to support the Salute to our Troops program, Monday at Wells Field House.

  • Calling for "Communities of Care" to Support Military Children

    Oct 16, 2014

    When it comes to caring for children of military families who may also be suffering from the effects of their parents' service-related conditions, "what we need to do is treat them at the front line," says Col. Rebecca Porter.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Senior leaders pledge renewed focus on family readiness, resilience

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Army's top leaders said in the face of changing missions and budget cuts, family readiness is more important than ever. They made the remarks in a town hall-style panel during a family forum at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Humphreys AFAP seeks to improve services offered

    Oct 16, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Whether it is registering a vehicle or handing out equipment at one of the fitness centers, the services, programs and quality of life initiatives here would not be what they are without community members like those who participated in the Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 1-2. AFAP, which has been around for 31 years, is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers (all components), retirees, civilians and families, to senior leaders for action. Information provided through the AFAP process gives commanders and leaders insight into current satisfaction detractors, quality of life needs and the expectations of Army constituents. Leadership uses the information to affect changes that improve standards of living and support programs.

  • No act: Sinise serious about supporting Gold Star families

    Oct 15, 2014

    As the celebrity voice of the Gold Star pins public service announcements, actor Gary Sinise is determined to help raise awareness about military Gold Star families.

  • Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • Young Survivor gets his flag

    Oct 14, 2014

    On Oct. 3, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden presented Jaleel Thomas-Tamrat one more piece of his father's legacy: an American flag.

  • Ansbach, Corps of Engineers hold grand opening for new barracks

    Oct 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a grand opening for the new unaccompanied Soldier barracks at Bismarck Kaserne recently.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • Olympic medalist Soldier-wrestler greets runners at ATM Expo

    Oct 14, 2014

    Sgt. Randi Miller held court Oct. 10-11 as reigning USA Wrestler of the Week by signing autographs and posing for photographs as an ambassador for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's World Class Athlete Program at the Army Ten-Miler Health & Fitness Expo at the D.C. Armory.

  • More than 400 Army Ten-Milers 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 14, 2014

    More than 400 other runners joined in the inaugural Run to Honor campaign, dedicating their runs to both living and fallen U.S. service members. In addition to the Run to Honor campaign, Army Survivor Outreach Services coordinated and entered a Surviving Military Families team into this year's race.

  • CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2014

    "Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation's trusted professionals," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Horsemanship event offers fun, education for Families

    Oct 14, 2014

    Hundreds of Families and volunteers attended the Warrior Outreach Horsemanship Program Oct. 11 at Wetherby Field.

  • ARMY TEN-MILER: Fort Benning takes first in mixed division

    Oct 14, 2014

    Fort Benning's Army Ten-Miler team placed first out of 52 mixed division teams in the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Boston Market Grand Opening at Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss

    Oct 14, 2014

    The first Boston Market restaurant located on a military installation had its official grand opening Oct. 10 at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss, Texas

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • Tens of thousands celebrate Army Ten-Miler's 30th anniversary

    Oct 12, 2014

    A total of 35,000 runners and 720 teams from around the globe came to the nation's capital to participate in the annual Army Ten-Miler, celebrating the race's 30th anniversary. The race is the Army's premiere running event, beginning and ending in front of the Pentagon after guiding runners past some of the nation's most iconic monuments.

  • Running ten Army miles for fun, honor

    Oct 12, 2014

    Cadet Jaye C. Gamble, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, and his father Jaye, ran this year's Army Ten Miler together--for fun. But, the Joe Callahan Running Club, from the East Tennessee State University ROTC, was running for a different reason--honor, for an alumni killed while training for last years race. Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Callahan was an ROTC graduate of East Tennessee State University was hit by an automobile and killed in 2013 while training for the race. His son ran with the ETSU running club which officially changed its name in Dec., 2013 to the "Joe Callahan Running Club."

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • New Home Welcomes Wounded Warrior

    Oct 10, 2014

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. -- There is a lovely young couple with a 1-year-old daughter living in a brand new home within view of Guntersville Lake. Each room, each brick on the exterior fa├žade, each door and window, and, indeed, everything about this new home was a gift from a community of patriots who came together to build it as a way to say "thank you" to a locally grown hero who went to war for his country and, in so doing, lost both legs below the knees. He also lost his left pinky finger, most of the use of his left hand, and suffered from damage to his left eye, and minor traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Fire Department Spreads Prevention Message

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fire prevention is a serious subject. But sometimes, you have to put a fun spin on it to get the message across. That's what Redstone firefighters will be doing Oct. 9 as they take their message of fire prevention to the Redstone Housing community during national Fire Prevention Week.

  • Operation Hopes To Wipe Out Veteran Homelessness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One homeless veteran is one veteran too many. Which is why Operation Stand Down Huntsville will not rest until that number reaches zero. Operation Stand Down returns to lend a helping hand to the Huntsville area's approximately 100 homeless veterans Oct. 17-19 at the True Light Church of God in Christ, 6380 Pulaski Pike. While the annual three-day event has become a staple in the Rocket City, that was never the goal for organizers, who would rather wipe out homelessness among veterans entirely rather than organize a stand down for the next 30 years.

  • Motorcyclist Rides To POW/MIA Remembrance

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew MacKenzie downplays his role in a ceremony in Montgomery to honor this nation's prisoners of war and missing in action.

  • Deli Manager Sees Success Despite Blindness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chili burgers, polish sausage, chicken salad and soft serve ice cream -- Groce's Deli has a little bit of everything that's good when it comes to feeding the employees at the Sparkman Center. But, behind the cash register, the deli offers something not often seen on Redstone Arsenal, a man who years ago lost his eyesight but continues on much like a person not hindered by a disability. Deli manager Jesse Groce greets his customers, accepts payment and counts out change, and runs the business with efficiency and finesse. The only indication that he is blind are the sunglasses that are standard wear, and the customers who tell him what they are buying and how much money they are giving him.

  • Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support those Soldiers.

  • Plan for safety this Columbus Day weekend

    Oct 9, 2014

    Garrison commander asks the community to prepare for a safe winter season

  • Fort Sill celebrates Oktoberfest

    Oct 9, 2014

  • Fort Hood Oktoberfest 2014

    Oct 8, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Kendall Cox, III Corps deputy commanding general, and his wife, Anna Marie toast during Fort Hood's Oktoberfest at the Sportsmen's Pavilion, Oct. 3. Cox and his wife cheered, "O'zapft is!" - German for "It's tapped!" - as they raised their steins. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Friends, family welcome home 266 FMSC Soldiers from Kuwait deployment

    Oct 8, 2014

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 266th Financial Management Support Center returned home to their family and loved ones following a nine-month deployment in Kuwait Oct. 7.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers receive warm welcome home

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For Georgette Ray, 9:30 a.m. couldn't come fast enough. She and her four children sat in the bleachers in Magrath Gym on Friday, anxiously waiting to be reunited with her husband, Sgt. 1st Class Roderick Ray, after spending nine months apart.

  • Fort Drum Ten-Miler team trains, prepares to represent post in annual race

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the past two months, military runners from across the installation have been training for one of the biggest races of the year -- the Army Ten-Miler in Washington on Sunday. The event, which draws 30,000 runners from around the world, takes participants on a scenic route through the nation's capital.

  • Artist to unveil Freedom Rock for local Gold Star Family

    Oct 8, 2014

  • Aukamm Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Aukamm Elementary School was recognized as one of the nation's best Oct. 1. During a ceremony at the school, members of the staff, military leaders, students, parents and local Department of Defense Education Activity officials were on hand to celebrate the achievement and watch as U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan congratulated the 337 schools selected as Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014, via a video message.

  • Embracing the power of wellness

    Oct 7, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Esther Marisol Vargas is a walking advertisement for the benefits of wellness. As someone who suffered various pains and illnesses brought on by obesity, Vargas turned her life around by learning to manage those pains, dramatically improve her nutrition and to constantly keep moving.

  • Army Ten-Milers urged to 'Run to Honor'

    Oct 7, 2014

    Participants in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler are encouraged to honor fallen Service members and their families through a social media campaign called "Run to Honor."

  • Competitors arrive at the Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Victor Munoz (middle) and Spc. Joseph Andersen (far left), assigned to MEDCOM, arrive at the 2014 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 5, 2014. The Best Warrior Competition is an event that not only measures physical and athletic abilities, but also the Warrior's leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Patricia, Ramirez/Released)

  • Nothing stops Warrior Games athlete from training his hardest

    Oct 6, 2014

    "I built a box the size of the 10-ring target and then would shoot from my dining room, through the kitchen and into the living room," explained Retired Maj. John Arbino, who let no obstacle stand in his path to practicing shooting an air rifle, to train for this year's Warrior Games, held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Fire Prevention Week Makes Call For Safety

    Oct 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The news is worth repeating. This time every year the Redstone Fire Protection Division, along with fire departments across the U.S, step up efforts to inform citizens about the importance of fire prevention during the nation's annual recognition of Fire Prevention Week. This year the week is Oct. 5-11.

  • Welcome home, daddy

    Oct 3, 2014

    Makenzie Myers, 3, hugs her father, Staff Sgt. Zachrey Myers, during a redeployment ceremony Friday at Magrath Sports Complex. More than 115 Soldiers from 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), returned to Fort Drum after a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Fort Sill school wins national health honor

    Oct 2, 2014

    Geronimo Road Elementary School received national recognition Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., for the school staff's achievment under the Alliance for Healthier Generations, Healthy Schools Challenge.

  • New opportunities for Army Civilian development announced

    Oct 1, 2014

    A program designed to set up GS-13 or equivalent employees for career success should begin in fiscal year 2016, a Department of the Army human resources specialist told a group of U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees Sept. 24, 2014, at the Fort Sam Houston Theater in San Antonio.

  • Hawaii's Gold Star Mothers and Families remember loved ones

    Oct 1, 2014

    About 150 friends and family members of fallen servicemen and women gathered at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sept. 28, to remember their loved ones during "Gold Star Mother & Gold Star Family Day."

  • Army to provide Soldier Show to deployed troops

    Sep 29, 2014

    Soldiers in the U.S. Army Soldier Show will soon perform for deployed troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait. Also, for the first time in modern-era Soldier Show history, the show will entertain troops in South Korea, Germany and Japan in the same year, with 13 overseas performances in eight locations this autumn.

  • Operation Rising Star to salute 'Soldier for Life' All-Stars

    Sep 25, 2014

    Army Entertainment announced it will celebrate the 10th season of Operation Rising Star with a "Soldier for Life" theme during finals week, scheduled for early December at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, in San Antonio.

  • Gold Star Mothers Day to be celebrated Sunday

    Sep 25, 2014

    "Gold Star Mother's Day" is observed each year on the last Sunday in September. The intent is to publicly recognize those who bear the burden of the ultimate sacrifices made by our service members-- their sons and daughters-- in support of our nation.

  • Kaiserslautern Army Depot saves money, environment with FDP

    Sep 24, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe and Installation Management Command-Europe are working together to right-size its footprint within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, and consolidate logistics operations to improve operational capability, capacity and efficiency.

  • Army Ten-Miler shadow run held on Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 24, 2014

    More than 700 coalition Service members showed up before the sun rose on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2014, to run a shadow run for the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Comprehensive Soldier, Family Fitness top NCO: Patterns key to success

    Sep 24, 2014

    The senior enlisted advisor for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program, explained that people need to train themselves for stressful events ahead of time, and not rely on heat-of-the-moment reactions, during an Executive Resilience and Performance Training course for Department of the Army staff, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.

  • Softball diamond brings ACC-NJ employees closer together

    Sep 24, 2014

    It wasn't about one, two, three strikes or being out at the old ball game for members of the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey's Athletics intramural softball team. It was all about building relationships.

  • Soldiers for life attend RAD 2014

    Sep 24, 2014

    They began arriving at the Nehelani before sunrise, here, in battalion strength, before the organizers and participating agencies had even set up their tables.

  • USAG-HI seeks feedback

    Sep 24, 2014

    Have you ever walked into a store and left after five minutes because you couldn't find the item you were looking for, due to confusing or lack of proper signage?

  • 'Night Out' delights hundreds of keiki at Wheeler

    Sep 24, 2014

    Free face painting and glitter tattoos. Bouncy houses and bike patrol rodeo courses. Photo ops with McGruff the Crime Dog and Eddie the Eagle, (Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's mascot).

  • Korean American Soccer Camp helps needy communities

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Local schoolchildren wrapped up a three-day Korean, American Non-Profit Soccer Charity camp for youths ages 5 to 14, here, August 18-20. The camp offered children instructional based learning for youths wanting to learn the fundamental of soccer.

  • ACS offers unique newcomer's tour

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) welcomed newcomers to the Yongsan community with a bus trip to one of the greatest tourist attractions of South Korea, July 22.

  • The softer side of Garmisch

    Sep 23, 2014

    Travelers can take it easy in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Flying our flags proudly

    Sep 23, 2014

    Students at VES learn U.S. and German flag etiquette from JROTC

  • 'Spiritual fitness can help lighten your load'

    Sep 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Instead of hitting the road, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers hit their knees (so to speak) to work out another aspect of fitness Sept. 12. During a time usually designated as physical training, Soldiers gathered to hear inspirational words and song at a quarterly Prayer Breakfast assembly in the Community Activity Center to bolster spiritual fitness.

  • U.S. military community runners support city's annual 25-Hour Charity Run

    Sep 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Thousands of feet pounded the pavement in the Wiesbaden Kurpark Sept. 13-14. More than 100 Wiesbaden military community members were among the scores of athletes of all ages taking part in the annual Wiesbaden 25-Hour Run. The event, hosted by the Wiesbaden Sports Promotion Organization, raises money to help fund the training of future world-class athletes.

  • Soldier comes full circle at Hershey, Pa.

    Sep 23, 2014

    "When I was a kid, I use to come to Hershey for school trips; now kids on school trips are coming to see me perform," said Pvt. Eric J. Chapka, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and Spirit of America narrator. "I love visiting Hershey!"

  • Family Readiness

    Sep 23, 2014

    Latest information on Joint base Myer-Henderson Hall Family Readiness

  • Fishing tournament honors Soldiers, past, present

    Sep 23, 2014

    Fort McAllister hosted its fourth annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Rodeo honoring Wounded Warriors, Purple Heart recipients and Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division in Richmond Hill, Sept. 20. The steady rain did not keep the fish from biting or Soldiers from having a great time.

  • 'Dogface' Soldiers remember POW/MIAs

    Sep 23, 2014

    Leaders from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Hunter Army Airfield Garrison and the 3rd Infantry Division Band gathered at Emmet Park in downtown Savannah, Ga., at the Vietnam memorial to honor prisoners of war and missing in action from all wars, Sept. 19. Allen Harvey, president of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671, said the reason this event is held is to honor all POWs and to keep in the forefront of everyone's mind that we still have MIAs that have given their lives that need to be brought home.

  • Col. (P) Jason Walrath takes the reins of the 100th Training Division (OS)

    Sep 23, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On a hazy Sunday morning at Fort Knox's Brook Parade Field, Col. (P) Jason L. Walrath took the reins of leadership for the 100th Training Division (OS) from Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Richard Torres, deputy commander of the 80th Training Command (TASS), Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Warriors Rolling to the Coast

    Sep 23, 2014

    On a warm and sunny morning, riders from the 158th Infantry Brigade from Camp Shelby, Miss., joined six other local area motorcycle clubs for a group ride down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Can you tell me how to get to ... the Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families

    Sep 23, 2014

    Fort Benning will host the annual Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families Oct. 2-3 at the Sand Hill Recreation Center, Building 3308. Show times are 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and 10 a.m. Oct. 3.

  • Commentary: 2 minute warning

    Sep 23, 2014

    The National Football League is considered a nonprofit organization. Wow. The NFL reports an annual revenue of $10 billion and was categorized as a trade association in 1942 by the Internal Revenue Service. According to CBS News' Erik Sherman, the NFL goes beyond the typical trade association category and has created a "revenue machine."

  • Feeding Hawaii Soldiers, families fuels variety, local business

    Sep 23, 2014

    Several dozen local food companies came together under one roof to show off some of the best Hawaii-made products to Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) officials during the American Logistics Association's Hawaii Food Show at the Pacific Beach Hotel, here, Aug. 20.

  • Headline: Sesame Street USO Tour set for Oct. 2

    Sep 22, 2014

    Fort Benning will host the annual Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families Oct. 2-3 at the Sand Hill Recreation Center, Building 3308. Show times are 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and 10 a.m. Oct 3.

  • Service members take part in University of Maryland's tribute to 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    Sep 19, 2014

    Fort Meade, Maryland, service members and other military personnel unfurled a 100-yard-long American flag, during University of Maryland's Military Appreciation Day football halftime show, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Maryland.

  • Civilians, Soldiers thank arriving Honor Flight members

    Sep 19, 2014

    A total of 79 Honor Flights have arrived or are scheduled to touch down in the National Capital Region during the month of September. While all Honor Flight visits are emotional, patriotic spirits were pumped to a higher level when three groups of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam veterans and their chaperones arrived at Reagan National Airport the morning of Sept. 11.

  • ADA Soldiers help build school playground

    Sep 19, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- On Sept. 5, Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery got to see the fruits of their labor appreciated.

  • Garrison Senior NCO Looks Toward Future With Family

    Sep 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Crump has been involved with several Arsenal projects during his two years of service with the Garrison -- Newcomers Briefing, Readiness and Resiliency training, the Transition Assistance Program, JROTC Day, NCO Call and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers or BOSS, to name a few.

  • 'I Have Been A Recipient Of Your Hard Work'

    Sep 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "My name is Richardson and I'm a Soldier." Those were the words of introduction spoken by Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson on Sept. 9 to open his first town hall as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command. And following his informal introduction, he told the nearly packed Bob Jones Auditorium one thing: "Thank you."

  • Swagger stepping: AIT Soldiers 'bring it' during drill and ceremony competition

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Despite the long hours of practice, the dedication; and the enthusiasm of the advanced individual training Soldiers who participated in Saturday's 2014 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition, it all came down to one jaw-dropping, extraordinary move that whipped the crowd into a frenzy and deflated the opposition's hopes.

  • Fort Hood Hosts Hunting, Fishing Day

    Sep 17, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and their family members braved the chilly morning temperatures for the fishing tournament held at the children's fishing pond on Fort Hood, Saturday.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Balint

    Sep 17, 2014

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Balint

  • Finding a fresh start

    Sep 17, 2014

    For a Paratrooper, returning from a deployment can be stressful and challenging. Sometimes a fresh start is necessary in order to process past experiences and look forward to the future.

  • Soldier rescues woman from alligator-infested waters

    Sep 16, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Brown: Soldiers should be trained like elite athletes

    Sep 15, 2014

    Soldiers and elite athletes share traits like discipline, talent, teamwork and commitment and deserve the same type of scientific-based training, said Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Camp Zama hosts 5K run/walk, ceremony to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Soldiers, Civilians, family members, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local national employees participated in the 1st annual "True Red, White and Blue" 5K run/walk, held on the morning of Sept. 11, here, to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack events. The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual 9/11 commemorative ceremony at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, later in the evening.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Programs, Child Youth Services hold first Teen Council meeting

    Sep 13, 2014

    Caleb Strother celebrated his 15th birthday Sept. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Readiness Programs' inaugural Teen Council meeting which took place in Sterling, Va., Sept. 5-7. Strother, whose father Woodson is a sergeant first class in the 94th Training Division, commends his parents for suggesting that he volunteer as a council member. "If I was home I'd probably just hang out, play Xbox, and maybe go out for dinner, but being here getting to know these new people is really fun," Strother said.

  • World Class Athlete Program Soldier set for Invictus

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Ryan McIntosh of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program intends to win six medals in the inaugural Invictus Games, scheduled for Sept. 10-14, 2014, in London. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured service members and military veterans from 14 nations.

  • Story Walk features tales on the trail

    Sep 10, 2014

    Families enjoy stories on the go along Hohenfels' new Story Walk Trail

  • Soldier's sleight of hand wows at magic show

    Sep 10, 2014

    Justin Craigen proves there's more than meets the eye at The Zone.