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  • 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.

  • Camp Zama's couples attend seminar, strengthen bonds of marriage

    Sep 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 10, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's married community members attended the "Whole Hearted Marriage" seminar held Sept. 5 to 7 at the Camp Zama Community Club, in order to learn ways to strengthen their marriages.

  • Cyclists take final turns on historic Fat Tire Race

    Sep 10, 2014

    Marshall Center rider reflects on the last Fat Tire Race, closing of Kean's Lodge in Garmisch

  • USAG Ansbach, 12th CAB help promote suicide prevention in September

    Sep 10, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, the command team from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and members of the USAG Ansbach's Army Substance Abuse Program help promote September as Suicide Prevention Month.

  • 173rd Airborne represents USA in Estonian cross-country cycling competition

    Sep 9, 2014

    American paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, pedaled alongside their host-nation partners, Aug. 19, 2014, during an annual cross country cycling competition, in Estonia.

  • Scouts explore Ubungsdorf

    Sep 9, 2014

    BMC Boy Scouts invade the Hohenfels Training Area

  • Soldiers connect with community during Tough Mudder

    Sep 9, 2014

    "When they see us representing the Army and our units, they make the connection that we are team players and people who are willing to help out other people. They see that it's not just about the Army and their little group, it's about the Army being part of the community."

  • Commander organizes bridge run in Savannah for PT

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, were afforded the opportunity to run Savannah's Talmadge Bridge, Sept. 3, for company physical training. The run was also open to members of the Savannah running community and 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade units. The run route began in Ellis Square and wound through Savannah's historic district along Broughton Street. From there, participants faced the 5.5 percent grade, 1.4 mile span of the bridge before being ferried across the Savannah River toward the finish line.

  • Former Soldier deals with 9/11 tragedy through helping others

    Sep 9, 2014

    Most people remember where they were on 9/11. Michelle and Clifton Cottom certainly do, and said they think about it all the time. Their 11-year-old daughter, Asia SiVon Cottom, was on Flight 77 that day, with other children. At 9:37 a.m., terrorists flew the plane into the Pentagon.

  • Benning Bash set for Sept. 13

    Sep 9, 2014

    This year's line up for the Benning Bash includes Grammy award-winning band Kool & the Gang, country newcomer RaeLynn and Blues band Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 on York Field.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • Women's Equality Day: FH celebrates at Alvarado Hall

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, arizona - "Celebrating Women's Right to Vote" is this year's theme, commemorating the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the equal right to vote.

  • Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

  • Army Suicide Awareness Month 2014 tri-signed letter

    Sep 4, 2014

    Army Suicide Awareness Month 2014 tri-signed letter

  • Fort Jackson Soldier's cadence featured in advertising campaign

    Sep 4, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian said he was surprised to hear a cadence he wrote more than a decade ago for sale on iTunes. He was even more surprised when it appeared on a recent television commercial for a sports drink.

  • Endangered species call post home

    Sep 4, 2014

    More than half of Fort Jackson's training areas are considered to be a part of what is called the longleaf pine ecosystem, which is also home to three endangered species.

  • Avoiding flu season's pain

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014-2015 flu-season will be here soon. Take care of yourself and your community and get vaccinated as soon the vaccine becomes available.

  • Religious support teams promote spiritual health

    Sep 4, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Spiritual health is one of the five pillars of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Army Chaplain Corps is charged with maintaining that pillar to the highest caliber to ensure Soldiers are spiritually fit -- on and off duty.

  • Fort Drum celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Aug. 27 to celebrate the achievements of women, past and present, during a special Women's Equality Day celebration at the Commons.

  • Soldier and Family Readiness

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "The strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of our Army is our Soldiers, the strength of our Soldiers is our Families, this is what makes us Army Strong!" Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke these words shortly after he assumed the position of United States Army Chief of Staff and these words still hold true to this day.

  • Fort Carson wellness conference focuses on military spouses' health, fitness

    Sep 4, 2014

    A Fort Carson Spouse Wellness Conference will help military spouses learn about health and exercise programs available to them.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers compete for prestigious German badge

    Sep 4, 2014

    Forty-four Soldiers from across the 214th Fires Brigade and Reynolds Army Community Hospital here recently spent three grueling days working to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.

  • 'Got Your Back' offers Soldiers new approach to SHARP training

    Sep 4, 2014

    Soldiers with the 89th Military Police Brigade took part in the revolutionary Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Got Your Back training at Howze Auditorium Aug. 11-15.

  • Program assists families with special needs children

    Sep 4, 2014

    Program assists families with special needs children

  • Help wanted: Riding Stables seeks volunteers for fall events

    Sep 4, 2014

    Volunteers have a dramatic impact on the success of Fort Rucker community programs.

  • FCC: Program offers career, child care opportunities

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Family Child Care program not only offers a way for Families to find quality child care providers who welcome children into their homes and offer safe child care services, but also provides a unique employment opportunity for those who wish to become providers.

  • Boot Camp: Fall fitness program features new schedule, workouts

    Sep 4, 2014

    Summer is winding down and cooler weather is approaching, but the 2014 Fall Boot Camp is keeping the heat alive with its intense workouts designed to get participants in tip-top shape.

  • Group provides sense of community for home schooling Families on Belvoir

    Sep 4, 2014

    The Belvoir Home Educator's group hosted an ice cream social for home-schooling Families Wednesday at the George Washington Village Community Center.

  • Stopping Suicide stigmas

    Sep 4, 2014

    "We knew he was sad, but we didn't know you could die from being sad," said Maj. Gen. (ret.) Mark A. Graham.

  • IMCOM Commander visits Carlisle Barracks

    Sep 4, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, Commander, U.S., Army IMCOM and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, toured Carlisle Barracks and the Army War College during a visit Sept. 2.

  • September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    Sep 4, 2014

    As America wrangles daunting issues, no challenge is more urgent than protecting the health and well-being of our children.

  • Humphreys children head back to school

    Sep 4, 2014

    Students from Humphreys Central Elementary School and Humphreys Middle/High School came by foot, car, bus, bicycle and skateboard to begin the second year in the new schools. Joyce Diggs, HCES principal and Shelly Kennedy, HM/HS principal, welcomed about 978 total students to the schools. A slight drizzle put a small damper on the welcome back festivities, but once the children were inside the buildings, they knew they were starting on a new adventure. At the high school, following the raising of the flags, students went to the auditorium, where Kennedy and other school staff welcomed the students and got them started on their new school year. At HCES, students were welcomed by teachers, staff and members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers as they entered the building. Following some housekeeping and rules announcements, and some welcoming comments from Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, Humphreys Garrison command sergeant major, Diggs rang the bell to begin the school year. To see more pictures from this event, go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/sets/72157646860229252/ -- U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover

  • SHARP training conducted on Camp Zama

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 5, 2014) -- Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training was conducted on Sept. 2 at the Camp Zama Chapel, here. Russell Strand, chief of the Behavioral Sciences Educational and Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, talked to several of Camp Zama's senior leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

  • Fort Lee to open doors to new wellness center

    Sep 2, 2014

    Fort Lee will join the Surgeon General in her National Prevention Strategy initiative aimed at promoting the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being with the grand opening of a new Army Wellness Center on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Motivated by the motto "prevention is the best cure," the center's goal is to educate the community to take on and value a holistic approach to health and wellness.

  • American Red Cross, USAG Ansbach recognize youth volunteers

    Aug 29, 2014

    Several youths at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach received recognition for their volunteer hours during an American Red Cross youth volunteer recognition ceremony at the Von Steuben Community Center Aug. 22, 2014.

  • Fort A.P. Hill debuts new online hunting, fishing and trapping registration system

    Aug 29, 2014

    Hunters, fishers and trappers who use Fort A.P. Hill will soon be able to buy a permit and check-in and out of areas on their home computers or smart phones thanks to a new web-based program called iSportsman. The new system will be activated on Tuesday Sept. 2.

  • Labor Day: Summer ends, safety continues

    Aug 28, 2014

    For most Americans, Labor Day signals the end of the summer. Many families wrap up the summer with a final vacation, picnic or barbecue with friends. Whatever your plans are for Labor Day, don't let an accident spoil your fun.

  • More than 300 attend Fort Carson BOSS event

    Aug 28, 2014

    An Aug. 22 event at Fort Carson treated single Soldiers to a day of camaraderie, games and relaxation.

  • Sign-ups under way for Area I flag football

    Aug 27, 2014

    Area I gearing up for flag football, one of its most popular team sports.

  • Soldiers and their family members compete, "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge"

    Aug 27, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Twelve Soldiers and their family members participated in the "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge", held on Aug. 23 at Sagami General Depot, here, as a part of the Camp Zama's Commander's Cup.

  • Students, teachers head back to school

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - As students and teachers were enjoying some well-deserved vacation time, construction planners and administrators were hard at work reshaping the face of Wiesbaden's schools. "This is part of the phased plan to replace all of our school facilities in the next decade," said Peter Witmer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer. "We've seen Clay Kaserne transform, and now we're transforming Hainerberg Housing.

  • Garrison employees rescue gosling family

    Aug 27, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wading through swampy water to capture wayward baby geese isn't included in most Directorate of Public Works employees' job descriptions. When nature calls, they answer. Gordon Adam, an environmental technician, and Dr. Thomas Gladis, a contractor, rescued a gaggle of eight baby Egyptian geese stranded with their mother in a concrete retention pit on Clay Kaserne Aug. 13. The mother had moved them to the closest body of water she could find, but with no natural food and no ability to fly from the 20-foot-deep pit, they would have starved to death.

  • Local students bring home 19 trophies

    Aug 27, 2014

    Starting Sept. 2, SKIES will begin enrollments for horseback riding, dance, music and gymnastics

  • Darby Military Community hosts IMCOM Europe's 25th Anniversary BOSS Games

    Aug 27, 2014

    Nine Better Opportunity for Single Soldier teams representing seven U.S. Army garrisons in Europe arrived at Darby Military Community Aug. 8, hoping to bring home the gold medal.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to perform, educate Fort Riley community about resiliency

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will visit Fort Riley, Kansas, for a series of free events, with some open to DOD personnel and some for the public, Sept. 5-8, 2014.

  • Redstone Flips Switch Toward Renewable Energy

    Aug 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The energy companies came from all over the country -- California, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois, to name a few -- to hear about a new initiative at Redstone Arsenal that will potentially add on-post-generated solar electric power as a renewable energy source used by its 72 tenants.

  • Post Leaders Stand Up For Wellness

    Aug 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As both a government entity and an employer of a 37,000-member workforce, Redstone Arsenal and its tenants are on the front line of the Army's commitment to ensuring a ready and resilient workforce among civilian employees.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • No time to rest for Fife and Drum Corps as 'Spirit of America' approaches

    Aug 26, 2014

    The 2014 Spirit of America itinerary for The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps is set, and the Soldiers will be rehearsing and practicing new drill choreography, while getting ready to travel from Boston to Albany, New York, and on to Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month -- There is still work to be done!

    Aug 26, 2014

    Throughout September, the Army is emphasizing suicide prevention, an epidemic that increased steadily from 2005 through 2012.

  • Sims to play in three-versus-three soccer championship

    Aug 26, 2014

    One Army Contracting Command employee is still getting her kicks from watching her son maneuver on the soccer field.

  • Soldier, mother of five wins fitness contest

    Aug 26, 2014

    Being a mother of five hasn't stopped Sgt. 1st Class Quadedra Corey from pushing her limits.

  • Living resilient

    Aug 26, 2014

    Suicide is prevalent in our society, and keeping up with suicide awareness, the Army is teaching Master Resiliency Training to Soldier to help enable them to recover from adversities.

  • Benning Bash: Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown

    Aug 26, 2014

    As one of the Benning Bash's upcoming performers Sept. 13, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown's lead vocalist said their music will offer a variety of sounds for every age.

  • Youth compete at punt, pass & kick

    Aug 26, 2014

    Fort Benning's Child, Youth & School Services hosted the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at French Field Saturday. Local youth from ages 6 to 15 participated in the competition.

  • Ten-Miler qualifiers complete

    Aug 26, 2014

    Seventeen runners rallied together Aug. 22 at Santiago Fitness Center for the final Fort Benning Army Ten-Miler qualifier.

  • Fort Benning spouse to compete for new crown

    Aug 26, 2014

    Mrs. Georgia, Eiesha Horsley, is taking on a new challenge as she competes for the Mrs. America crown Aug. 27-29 in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Community Showcase, back-to-school run

    Aug 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held its annual Community Showcase Aug. 23, 2014 at Urlas Housing.

  • Health Center Commander Wants To Spread Wellness

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. David Carpenter wants to serve more Soldiers and their families.

  • Hawaii runners eye Washington, Army 10-Miler team spots

    Aug 25, 2014

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Office hosted its annual Hawaii Army 10-Mile Qualifying Race, here, Saturday, with the goal of crafting two teams that will face off against other Army bases worldwide.

  • Privatized lodging tops 5 years at Fort Sill

    Aug 22, 2014

    Fort Sill and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Army Lodging celebrated the five-year anniversary of privatized Army lodging (PAL) with a celebration Aug. 13 at Allin Hall.

  • All-Army men's softball try-outs under way

    Aug 22, 2014

    Twenty-five players from posts around the world arrived at Fort Sill to participate in the 2014 Men's All-Army Softball Trial Camp to compete for a spot on the Men's All-Army softball team.

  • Trainers use real dialogue, portrayals to show result of sexual misconduct

    Aug 22, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 21, 2014) -- A noncommissioned officer/instructor leans over the shoulder of Pvt. Green as she takes a test, getting within a whisker's length of her cheek despite the presence of a subordinate NCO and other military trainees in the room.

  • Soldier turns childhood pastime into heartfelt renditions

    Aug 22, 2014

    Growing up as the youngest sibling in a musically-gifted family of five, Sgt. Cortnei Fowler found herself surrounded by the harmonious sounds of her family jamming together.

  • Showtime: Soldier Show entertains, educates crowd

    Aug 22, 2014

    Spectacular stage lights, high notes and high-energy dance moves are just some of the experiences that the Wiregrass community was treated to during the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show this year.

  • BOSS and SMP bring single service members together

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and Single Marine Program came together for a town hall meeting Aug. 18 to discuss barracks life and what each program offers to servicemembers.

  • Soldier places 5th in World's Fastest Drummer competition

    Aug 22, 2014

    Anyone wanting to march to the beat of a certain 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band drummer should be prepared to get where they are going very quickly.

  • Arts and Crafts Frame Shop helps preserve memories

    Aug 22, 2014

    Do you have awards, pictures, or even unit guidons to frame? If so, the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts and Crafts Frame Shop has a lot to offer, and the best part is you can even learn to do it yourself.

  • Dignity, Respect and Reverence: Bringing our Heroes home

    Aug 19, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- In a third-floor classroom, a handful of mortuary affairs and unit supply specialists wait to begin a slideshow. The phrase 'death by PowerPoint' sarcastically bounces its way around. When Sgt. 1st class Adan Flores wakes up his computer to start the presentation, the mood changes. The first slide is a photo focused on a flag-draped casket secured in an aircraft. The casket is lit by daylight, with several others behind it cloaked in shadow.

  • Army communities offer free child care to new Soldiers, civilians

    Aug 19, 2014

    New Soldiers and U.S. government civilians can qualify for up to 16 hours of free child care per child at Child Development and School Age Centers in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities during their intial inprocessing.

  • Cav slams motorcycle safety

    Aug 18, 2014

    With a roar emanating from the muffler every time the throttle is twisted, a Soldier prepares to get evaluated on how well he implements safety measures as he rides. Headquarters and Headquarters Troop "Hammer," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division provides motorcycle riders with experienced mentors to help stress the importance of safety while riding on a motorcycle on Fort Hood, Texas. "I've been riding motorcycles my whole life," said Sgt. 1st Class Corey Cornell, a Midland, Michigan, native and HHT motorcycle mentor . "It's great being a mentor for Soldiers wanting to ride motorcycles. I'm able to teach them how to do it safely."

  • The 2014 U.S. Army Solider Show

    Aug 18, 2014