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  • APG Drug Take-Back campaign runs April 21 - 25

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Next week, the Army Substance Abuse Program and the Directorate of Emergency Services Community Policing personnelwill join the Drug Enforcement Administration in providing the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

  • APG men drag out their heels to support SHARP event

    Apr 16, 2014

    Clockwise from top, left: Garrison Deputy Glenn Wait displays color-coordinated fashion sense while strutting his stuff during the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event supporting Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center April 10. Wait won third place. (From left) CECOM and installation Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis Dent and acting Senior Leader Col. Charles Gibson were unwilling to shed their boots for the event but happy to display their good taste in heels. Garrison Public Affairs Officer Kelly Luster gazes admiringly at the bright blue stiletto heels he bravely paraded around in without once stumbling. Eric Etherton, an Army Evaluation Center engineer, won second place after volunteering to walk in blue heels. (From left) First-place winner, Master Sgt. Chris Gibson CECOM LRC Senior enlisted advisor, La'Mont Harbison of the Garrison's Visual Information Services, and Anthony Dorsey and Rodney Shelby of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, rest their cramped tootsies. An unidentified (female) contestant purrs along in cat heels.

  • ACS shows volunteers appreciation

    Apr 16, 2014

    Volunteers with Army Community Service (ACS); Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR); U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, received a big pat on the back -- along with some cake and door prizes -- at a Volunteer Open House at the ACS building, here, Monday.

  • Upcoming ACS' Career Fair targets spouses

    Apr 16, 2014

    Army Community Service (ACS) is hosting a career fair for military spouses.

  • DPW has potholes covered for APG drivers

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Life's roads can toss up many curves and potholes.

  • Bonds through the Ages

    Apr 16, 2014

    The Fort Irwin community honored Veterans of the Vietnam War March 28, with a Motorcycle Ride and Welcome Home Ceremony. The ride started at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, Calif., and ended here.

  • Developing viable Army energy projects start to finish is a team effort

    Apr 15, 2014

    How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or generating energy.

  • 'Ms. Veteran America' uses title to tell Army story, support homeless female Veterans

    Apr 15, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Allaina Guitron uses her title of "Ms. Veteran America" to tell her Army story, support

  • Ultimate sacrifice

    Apr 15, 2014

    Army Spc. Kenneth J. Stiles touched the Gold Star Lapel Button he can now wear on his uniform, took a breath and began speaking about his late stepbrother, Sgt. Jon Stiles.

  • Marines, Soldiers celebrate emergence of cherry blossoms

    Apr 15, 2014

    Music, fireworks, cherry trees well on their way to blooming and Marines and Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall combined to make the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival the place to be April 5.

  • SHARP defense - Course to teach basic self defense, awareness tips

    Apr 15, 2014

    In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Army Community Service is partnering with the Fort Rucker Military Police to present a workshop on self defense.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldier named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

    Apr 15, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • SHARP from the Soldier perspective

    Apr 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective?

  • Army Family Honors the Fallen at Fort Hood

    Apr 15, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, Fort Hood, TX hosted a memorial ceremony for the Soldiers killed in the April 2 shooting attack on the installation. This article shares the full remarks from Chaplain (Col.) Matthew Goff, III Corps Command Chaplain.

  • Corps of Engineers shares 'Nation's T. Rex' with Smithsonian Natural History Museum, public

    Apr 15, 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History welcomed the arrival of a nearly complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton to the facility in Washington, D.C., April, 15, 2014.

  • Chairman: Follow Up on Sexual Assault Roundtable

    Apr 15, 2014

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Last week, I had a candid discussion with bloggers about sexual assault in the military. We talked about how we are tackling these �"insider attacks" within the Joint Force and how we need everyone to stop this … we can�'t have bystanders. It�'s up to all of us to take care of our own and combat this both top-down and bottom-up. I encourage you to read or listen the forum here, but also wanted to address one question in further detail.

  • Enjoying the Easter season in Franken

    Apr 14, 2014

    Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Soccer provides sporting outlet for USAG Ansbach children

    Apr 11, 2014

    Over their school's spring break, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach students learned soccer, from fundamentals to more advanced skills as part of the USAG Ansbach SKIES Unlimited program.

  • Garrison announces upcoming bubble soccer tournament

    Apr 11, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz's Army Substance Abuse Program announced it will hold a Bubble Soccer Tournament for the Kaiserslautern Military Community as part of its ongoing "Ready and Resilient Campaign" and the "101 Days of Summer."

  • Soldier readies for All Army Bowling Trial Camp

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG noncommissioned officer hopes to earn one of the four coveted spots on the All Army Bowling Men's Team.

  • APG forms SAAM/SHARP message

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Sexual harassment and assault will not be tolerated at Aberdeen Proving Ground--that's the message that members of Team APG sent April 3 during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff Run (SAAM).

  • Personal approach pivotal to sexual assault prevention

    Apr 10, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 10, 2014) -- Few topics weigh heavier on an Army leader's mind these days than sexual harassment and assault.

  • War College students, Army leaders discuss promoting ideas during 'Leader Day' discussion

    Apr 9, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, and other senior Army leaders, participated in 'Leader Day' discussions with U.S. Army War College students about the Army's future strategic responsibilities, April 8, 2014, at Bliss Hall on Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

  • US Army Central fights sexual assault, harassment with new 24-hour center

    Apr 8, 2014

    A new tool in the fight against sexual assault and harassment was unveiled on Camp Arifjan with the ribbon cutting of a 24-hour sexual harassment/assault response and prevention center, April 7.

  • Spouses clubs combine, become 'one community' club

    Apr 8, 2014

    By combining forces, club provides a stronger community tie for the garrison.

  • How do you conserve water?

    Apr 8, 2014

    In the rush to get ready in the morning, to keep dishes and clothes clean, and to maintain the lawn, it's easy to forget the dozens of simple ways you can cut down on water consumption. That's why The Franconian News turned to three resources to find out how.

  • Women's History Month focuses on 'character, courage and commitment'

    Apr 8, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Life has taken Laura Jankowich much farther than she ever imagined. And despite it sometimes being a "constant juggle," she wouldn't change a thing. Testifying of occasions in her career that demanded character, courage, and commitment -- the essence of the Women's History Month theme -- the U.S. Army Europe deputy G8 shared some of life's lessons with those at the community observance event at the Tony Bass Fitness Center March 26.

  • Finding InDependence: How a group of Army spouses are redefining life in the military

    Apr 8, 2014

    Built from the ground up by like-minded military spouses, the group InDependent is a nonprofit organization aimed at garnering other dependents to invest in themselves and elevate health and wellness as the top priority, according to their military spouse manifesto. But what the group represents -- tied loosely together through social media -- is a revolutionary movement to bust through barriers and overcome hardships cast on our military dependents worldwide.

  • Fort Hood shooting memorial preparation

    Apr 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division hang an American flag from the III Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood in preparation for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base, April 7, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Odierno: Army faces 'tough' choices in uncertain fiscal times

    Apr 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army told senators "tough" choices must be made in uncertain fiscal times, and up to 46 percent of active brigade combat teams might need to be cut if full sequestration hits in 2016, during a hearing, April 8, 2014, on the active Army and Reserve force mix related to the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program.

  • Fair draws more than 600 job seekers

    Apr 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 625 people from all over the region attended the APG Job Fair & Expo March 26 at the APG (North) recreation center. The event was open to all job seekers, active duty military personnel, retired service members and spouses.

  • Month of the Military Child: Youth attempt a world record

    Apr 8, 2014

    Move over Richard Simmons and "Sweating to the Oldies."

  • Installation Management Command welcomes new commander

    Apr 8, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony April 8, 2014, on MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • 2014-15 Hawaii kindergarten registration now underway

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE) is encouraging all parents to register their children into the kindergarten program for the 2014-15 school year.

  • CSF2 teaches teens resiliency performance skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Twenty-nine teenagers took time away from their spring break, recently, to take part in a Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) training program, which is designed to enable them to learn mental skills to enhance their communication, academics, athletic performances and relationships with others.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Humphreys' troop selected to Army Soldier Show

    Apr 6, 2014

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A Camp Humphreys Soldier has been selected to the cast of the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • White House next on Soldier-Paralympian's medal tour

    Apr 3, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jen Lee of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will accompany U.S. Olympic and Paralympic winter athletes on a visit to the White House today, in Washington, D.C.

  • Time to emulate volunteers who change Army lives

    Apr 2, 2014

    "Army Volunteers: Changing Lives and Communities" is the U.S. Army's theme for Volunteer Appreciation Week 2014, scheduled for April 6-12, 2014.

  • SHARP: No tolerance for sexual harassment, sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case, the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army.

  • Heroism defined on 'Medal of Honor' day

    Apr 1, 2014

    Heroes honored heroes, March 25, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and the Women in Military Service for America Memorial auditorium.

  • HRC Road Show Comes to Korea

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command along with his top leaders, traveled almost 7,000 miles from their home base at Fort Knox, Ky. to spread an important message during a mission dubbed the "HRC Road Show."

  • Successful women dish out advice to young professionals

    Apr 1, 2014

    Women's Empowerment Day program in USAG Bavaria encourages young women to become leaders

  • Leaders Lead in Prayer; Soldiers Follow

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 28, 2014) -- In honor of promoting spiritual wellness among Soldiers, civilians and family members within the community, 5th Signal Command hosted a prayer breakfast Friday at the Community Activity Center.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • Women's future needs support for change

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Sgt. Maj. Mia Walton, Army Surgeon General's senior equal opportunity adviser, explained how women have been breaking barriers in years past, and how they will continue to do so in the future. Her answer: support.

  • 44 heft iron at Fort Sill power lift contest

    Mar 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The strength of the community was literally showcased March 22 at Rinehart Fitness Center for the second annual 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery's March Mayhem Power Lifting Competition.

  • An Army Wife "Doing Her Bit" in World War I, The Story of Genevieve Young Hitt

    Mar 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - During Women's History Month, the Army highlights the contributions of women in its ranks. These women certainly should be commended for choosing to serve their country throughout history in times of peace and war.

  • Retiree credits Army Intramurals for his success on the courts

    Mar 31, 2014

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Eppley, an NCAA Men's Division I College Basketball Official, began his officiating career in 1985, just four years after enlisting in the Army.

  • Soldiers ready for World Cup on home range

    Mar 28, 2014

    Seven Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will join members of the U.S. National Shooting Team to compete in the International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup starting today, at the USAMU's Pool International Range Complex and Phillips Range on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Trouble sleeping? Adopt these habits

    Mar 28, 2014

    The following article on good sleep habits is by Robert Gobble, Area I Health and Fitness director.

  • Conservation project last step to Eagle Scout

    Mar 28, 2014

    Harrison Marcouxbeatty earns the highest rank in the BSA.

  • Fort McCoy uses prescribed burns to cut wildfire chance, help habitats

    Mar 28, 2014

    The first prescribed burn of the year at Fort McCoy, Wis., was executed March 14, 2014, along the railroad grade that extends through the South Post range areas.

  • Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss: What Soldiers, Civilians should know

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss, or FLIPL, is the procedure the Army uses to recover the cost of lost or damaged property. Under Army Regulation 735-5, financial liability ordinarily will not exceed one month?'s base pay. However, in certain cases, such as the loss of personal arms or equipment, or damage to government housing, a Soldier can be held liable for the entire loss.

  • Caring is sharing: Civilians, servicemembers give 'Character Counts' talk at elementary school

    Mar 28, 2014

    An African proverb says "It takes a village to raise a child." Nildy Eiley, Fort Belvoir Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager agrees -which is why she joined in this month's Character Counts discussion at Fort Belvoir Elementary School, March 20.

  • Living war legend boosts morale of deploying aviation Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 166th Aviation Brigade was honored to host Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Retired) Bruce R. Crandall at its recent spring formal. Crandall was awarded the MOH for his actions in the first major conflict of the Vietnam War in the Ia Drang Valley during November 1965. He was immortalized by the movie "We Were Soldiers," played by famous actor Greg Kinnear.

  • Fort Polk Education Symposium builds momentum among community partners

    Mar 28, 2014

    About 700 educators, Soldiers and family members congregated at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater March 27 to attend an Education Symposium spearheaded by Fort Polk Progress, a regional community organization that takes a proactive stance in the growth of Fort Polk. The Education Symposium was part of a larger Education Initiative, a partnership among Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District and Fort Polk, to acknowledge the achievements of the Vernon Parish schools and prepare for future educational challenges.

  • 'None tougher'

    Mar 28, 2014

    Wounded warriors take to the ice to heal. From the rinks of Rochester, N.Y., to the rare frozen surfaces in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Mark Stoessel played hockey for the majority of his life. But when the injuries of his 17-year Army career began to mount, the former college hockey player's future on the ice was in doubt.

  • Fort Rucker agency, event support Gold Star Families

    Mar 28, 2014

    It can be a hard thing watching a loved one join the military during wartime and departing to serve the country in a faraway land.

  • Soldiers Recognized for Preventing Suicide, Sexual Assault, Looking Out

    Mar 28, 2014

    Fort Hood senior leaders gathered Friday to recognize several Soldiers in their successful display of not only the Army Values, but also their ability to recognize the warning signs and act against suicide and sexual assault. The Soldiers were presented coins by Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, III Corps and Fort Hood deputy commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, in a ceremony held in Club Hood�'s Mesquite Room. Sergeant 1st Class Eric James, a platoon sergeant with Company C, 57th Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, is credited for preventing a potential suicide. �"I was just interacting with my Soldier, as I do with other Soldiers," James said. �"I just asked her how she was and she had said �'fine,�' but her words just didn�'t match her behavior."

  • Army expert in fighting sexual assaults speaks at Fort Leonard Wood

    Mar 28, 2014

    The Army's sexual assault training consultant's remarks were frank and open to commanders and leaders attending Fort Leonard Wood's Sexual Assault Response Team Seminar Thursday.

  • SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

    Mar 28, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.

  • American Red Cross volunteers find recognition for good works

    Mar 27, 2014

    The American Red Cross threw a spotlight on its Franconia Military Community volunteers March 21, 2014, during a dinner party in downtown Ansbach.

  • BMW-sponsored motorcycle rider supports Lee mentorship program

    Mar 27, 2014

    FORT LEE, V.a (March 27, 2014) -- A meeting of motorcycle mentors here Friday included important words of advice from professional BMW rider Domonic Anderson and nationally recognized comedian Micah "Bam-Bamm" White. Both are long-time riders and advocates of a new SAFE (Soldiers Are For Example) campaign that is meant to encourage proper motorcycle maintenance and reduce potential risky riding habits among military members of all services.

  • Top Dogs have their day

    Mar 27, 2014

    A Fort Carson competition brought together 11 K-9 teams from Fort Carson, Fort Riley, Kan., and the Colorado Springs Police Department, March 19-20, to determine which working dog and handler had what it took to be named �"Top Dog."

  • Fort Sill honors Gold Star families

    Mar 27, 2014

    Fort Sill's Gold Star Family Day March 22, drew about 260 family members from as far away as North Dakota and the East Coast for activities to honor them and their fallen Soldiers.

  • Health Fair features free screenings, information

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 200 people attended the Resiliency Health Fair hosted by Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic and the Community Health Promotion Council March 19 at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center.

  • Chief of Chaplains promotes power of prayer

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 300 attendees to the APG National Prayer Luncheon at Top of the Bay March 19 listened to a message encouraging prayer and spiritual guidance during times of anxiety over personal and worldly matters. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford assured APG Soldiers, civilians and contractors that they are making a difference regarding the strength of Army and its missions.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • Deployed servicemembers become U.S. citizens

    Mar 26, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 26, 2014) -- Perhaps for the last time during major combat operations, 11 deployed servicemembers from the U.S. Army and Marines, from nearly all points of Afghanistan, took the oath of citizenship at a Naturalization Ceremony, March 26, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • West Point rugby spends spring break touring Fort Hood

    Mar 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the U.S. Military Academy rugby team planned its spring break, First Army Division West reached out to arrange a tour here, including some exhibition games at local universities.

  • Calling All Vietnam Vets For Recognition

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Wherever he goes, Warren Harmon carries with him the Vietnam War.

  • Career Of Opportunities Leads To Cutting Edge Technology

    Mar 26, 2014

  • Program Supplies Wounded Warriors To Workforce

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All it takes is one item.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

  • Fort Photographer takes second in Army contest

    Mar 25, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca Army spouse Michelle Young, won second place worldwide in the civilian division of the 2013 U.S. Army Digital Photography Contest, people category, for her photo, "Hide & Seek," pictured here. Dennis Maruska, director of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, presented her with a check for $200 from the U.S. Army Family & MWR, a certificate and trophy On March 14 at the Fort Huachuca Arts & Crafts Center.

  • Auto Skills Center offers opportunities for hands-on learning and wealth of services

    Mar 25, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It may not be the easiest facility to find in Wiesbaden, but that doesn't stop some 30-40 customers a day from making their way to Clay Kaserne's North Side to use the services of the Auto Skills Center. "This is my first time using Auto Skills and it will not be my last time," said Earl Brake, who was hard at work on his Chevy sedan with expert assistance from the Auto Skills Center's Johnny Brumsey.

  • Rakkasans host future Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2014

    Fourteen future Soldiers from the Bloomington, Ind. Recruiting Station were given a glimpse of their future during a visit here March 19 as part of a communit outreach visit.

  • IMCOM leader offers insight, mentoring during Women's History Month

    Mar 25, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Mar. 20, 2014) -- Demonstrate your true value by focusing on improvement and doing the hard jobs well, Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, said during a panel discussion on women's roles in the U.S. Army -- a mentoring opportunity coinciding with National Women's History Month.

  • SecArmy: Readiness shouldn't be political football

    Mar 25, 2014

    "This is the time for protection and predictability, not politics," Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh told lawmakers of the House Armed Services Committee, March 25, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • ASAP hosts suicide prevention awareness training

    Mar 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Fifty-three junior leaders and first-line supervisors learned about suicide prevention awareness during the Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) event held March 12 at the Mallette Training Facility.

  • Author says leaders must love Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2014

  • Female Soldier launches into history

    Mar 25, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA Bde. Public Affairs CHEOLWEON, South Korea -- A haze falls over the surrounding mountains of Rocket Valley. The tracks of multiple launch rocket systems leave deep trails in the mud. A group of Soldiers stand by their vehicle after just completing qualification fires.

  • Nearly 6,200 participants take part in the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 23, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range hosted about 6,200 participants during the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March, held March 23, 2014.

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • Women instrumental, inspirational to 'Pershing's Own' musician

    Mar 21, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Julie A. Boehler, principal timpanist of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," shares memories of her career since joining "Pershing's Own" and becoming the first woman soldier timpanist with the band in 2003.

  • Little Troopers get new play center at Hohenfels

    Mar 21, 2014

    ACS inaugurates its new facility with an open house.

  • Parents listen, ask questions about CDC abuse case

    Mar 21, 2014

    A town hall meeting addressing recent criminal charges filed by the U.S. Attorney�'s Office against Cody Child Development Center caregiver Va Nessa Taylor brought nearly 20 mothers, fathers and guardians to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall�'s Spates Community Club March 18.

  • Ask, Care, Escort: Soldiers attend intervention course

    Mar 21, 2014

    Although the amount of suicides in the Army decreased from 2012 to 2013, according to the Department of Defense, the sergeant major of the Army has said that the Army's mission to eliminate suicide isn't complete until no lives are lost.

  • Fort Detrick Fire Department Wins Best Medium Size Department in IMCOM Atlantic Region

    Mar 21, 2014

    Just a few months shy of one year after moving into their new Fire and Emergency Services building, the Fort Detrick Fire Department has won the Best Medium Sized Fire Department in the Atlantic Region for the Installation Management Command.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Forum gives community a voice

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Police officers and first responders are out to make sure the installation remains a safe community for its Army Families, but without input, the community's concerns can go on unknown.

  • Lifeguard classes set people on course for jobs

    Mar 21, 2014

    The chill of winter is fading fast and many people are eager to hit the water, and Fort Rucker Aquatics is offering spring lifeguard courses for a job opportunity with high responsibility.

  • Pilot course bolsters effort to stamp out sexual assault

    Mar 21, 2014

    "The Army still struggles with sexual assault and harassment. We're trying to get the processes and training in place so people realize we won't tolerate this," said the Army's chief of staff.

  • Shaq sets bar high for Young Lives, BIG Stories campaign

    Mar 21, 2014

    One of the world's biggest self-professed Army brats, Shaquille O'Neal enjoyed a 19-year career as a "larger than life" character in the NBA. It did not hurt that O'Neal entered the NBA standing 7-feet, 1-inches tall and weighing 301 pounds, yet he considers Army upbringing the key to his success.

  • Army seeks greater awareness for "Gold Star" wives

    Mar 21, 2014

    "It's heartbreaking to think of someone asking 'what a beautiful pin, where can I get one?'" said Gold Star Wife Donna Engeman. "We need to ensure the nation--the world--recognizes what that pin really signifies," she continued.

  • Child abuse prevention - top of the order in April

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army's Family Advocacy Program is making child abuse prevention the top agenda item for its service providers at Garrisons and Installations during the month of April.

  • 'Dog Face' Soldiers conquer culinary competition to earn top prize

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- For those in the military food service profession, few retirement gifts can rival that of a shiny piece of hardware with an inscription that partly reads "Installation of the Year."

  • Army Strong event provides glimpse of military life

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 students, teachers and future Soldiers attended the 4th Army Strong Experience March 13 at Fort Benning, Ga. Hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the event featured Army Rangers, USAMU shooters and airborne training instructors providing demonstrations to bring the military closer to students, teachers and other attendees.

  • Two Fort Lee civilians train canines for AKC agility contest

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- While many sports enthusiasts are focused on March Madness these days, two Fort Lee community members have a more important athletic event on their minds -- The American Kennel Club National Agility Championship March 27-30.

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