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  • Star of children's tale shares with Stuttgart youngsters

    Oct 18, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The friendship between an American pilot and a German schoolgirl that has now spanned more than 60 years serves as a symbol of an enduring partnership between the two countries.

  • Security forces begin operations in the Pech River Valley

    Oct 18, 2010

    Afghan National Security Forces, with support from International Security Assistance Force members, began operations Oct. 15 in the Pech River Valley aimed at denying safe havens for insurgents and bolstering the Government Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's influence in local villages.

  • Bullying: Stuttgart Theatre Center play takes closer look at growing problem in schools

    Oct 18, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- In an effort to bring awareness on bullying to the community, the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Stuttgart Theatre Center is performing a one-act play about it: "The Secret Life of Girls," by Linda Daugherty.

  • Release of Protected Health Information

    Oct 18, 2010

    If you seek help from the troop medical clinic for a medical condition, will your commander be told about your condition' Could this be embarrassing for you, perhaps even damage your career or lead to disciplinary action' Such concerns can lead a Soldier to avoid medical care, perhaps until a condition becomes a serious health hazard.

  • Platoon provides support throughout Behsood District

    Oct 18, 2010

    The Support Platoon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, conducts daily missions in the Behsood District of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

  • Leadership is key to success

    Oct 18, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Allen, the United States Forces-Iraq command sergeant major, has seen just about everything during his 35 years as a Soldier, and during his time as a noncommissioned officer, he said the one thing that has remained a constant is the expectations Soldiers have of their NCOs.

  • Paktika PRT sponsors province-wide governance conference

    Oct 18, 2010

    Approximately 50 provincial and district leaders from throughout Paktika Province met over a three-day period to discuss strategic planning, budgeting and various ways in which to identify the true needs of their constituents. The training also introduced the concept of the People's Development Fund, a new initiative designed to help Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials better manage their resources and expectations. The event was the second in a scheduled multi-phased training plan to help promote development and good governance in the province located in southeast Afghanistan. The Paktika PRT is a joint team whose mission is to help legitimize the government of Afghanistan through development, governance and agricultural initiatives.

  • Translog Spring/Summer 2010 Issue

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Cybersecurity: Every user can be a first line of defense online

    Oct 18, 2010

    October is National Cyber Awareness Month. Cyberspace is an important domain and is vital to our way of life.

  • Army Best Warrior Competition under way

    Oct 18, 2010

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest Warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, have gathered at Fort Lee, Va., to compete in the 2010 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Deployed troops show off talent in Iraq

    Oct 18, 2010

    Soldiers deployed to Iraq sang, strummed and shimmied, Oct. 17, in a talent show showcasing the talents of service members and civilians working on Camp Taji. Taji Got Talent was organized by Soldiers from the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, an aviation unit from Fort Riley, Kan., as a way to boost morale among their ranks.

  • Tripler urges retirees, spouses to get checks, primary care manager

    Oct 14, 2011

    Retirees and spouses convened at the Nehelani to get flu shots, blood pressure checks and current information at the annual Retiree Appreciation Day, held here, Oct. 9.

  • What do you know about the 5 P's?

    Sep 9, 2011

  • Students test Army rations at conference

    Sep 9, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- College students interested in engineering careers crowded into a demonstration of Army food technology Oct. 8 at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Conference here.

  • General Fund Enterprise Business System

    Oct 17, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software tool built on Systems Applications and Products (SAP) that provide reliable data to better enable the Army leadership (Active, Guard, Reserve) to make decisions in support of the Warfighter. <a href="http://www.gfebs.army.mil" target="_blank">GFEBS</a> supplies previously unavailable real-time financial, asset and real property data information to commanders.

  • Unusual weather makes for mold sanctuary

    Oct 17, 2010

    Unusual amounts of rain, flooding, storms and unusually hot temperatures may have extended the mold season longer than expected.

  • From the unemployment line to the border line

    Oct 17, 2010

    Spc. Trevor Howard, a 38-year-old father of three, joined the Army in 2008 to provide for his Family after 14 months of unemployment. Two years later, he hopes to become a career officer.

  • Iraqi Army and Border Enforcement complete first joint strategic exercise in southern Iraq

    Oct 17, 2010

    The combined effort of the Iraqi Army, Department of Border Enforcement, and Iraqi Police, with U.S. Army advice and assistance, led to the successful completion of the first regional joint strategic military exercise in Basra, Iraq.

  • Basra sailors take to the skies to save lives

    Oct 17, 2010

    Members of the 2515th Naval Air Ambulance Detachment at the Basra International Airport provide MEDEVAC support to the the Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of US Division-South..

  • General Campaign Star medal awarded to Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 17, 2010

    The General Campaign Star Medal was awarded to Canadian soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, Oct. 7 during a medals parade ceremony.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Oct 17, 2010

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is an aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan. The unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq this March in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is now the only aviation brigade in Iraq supporting Operation New Dawn. If there is something flying in Iraq, it likely wears the brigade's insignia, the historic "Big Red One." One of the brigade's senior leaders re-enlisted Oct. 16 in a special ceremony on Camp Taji. First Sgt. Raymundo Martinez, a native of Three Rivers, Texas, re-enlisted indefinitely, pledging to serve a full career in the Army. The ceremony was special in that Soldiers usually re-enlist indefinitely before reaching the rank of first sergeant, the Army's second highest enlisted rank. Soldiers re-enlisting after 10 years of service must re-enlist indefinitely. In Martinez's case, a combination of fast-tracking through promotions, prior service, and circumstances lead to the special re-enlistment.

  • BCTC takes on influx of Iraqi Army recruits

    Oct 17, 2010

    A great number of young men in Iraq are risking their lives just to apply for admission into the Iraqi Army.

  • 2/25 (CAB) command changes hands

    Oct 16, 2010

    Lieutenant Col. David Francis relinquishes command of the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade to Lt. Col. Kelly Hines, Oct. 14.

  • Invictus Battalion facilitates mobilization of 116th CBCT

    Oct 16, 2010

    The 3-345th "Invictus" Combat Service Support Battalion, 188th Infantry Brigade, lead TSB for the 116th mobilization, is currently providing mobilization liaison officers for the 116th to assist and facilitate the training plan of Col. Guy E. Thomas, commander of the 116th CBCT.

  • 236 Rakkasans reenlist in combat zone

    Oct 16, 2010

    A total of 236 Task Force Rakkasan Soldiers gathered at various combat outposts and forward operating bases across Afghanistan to take the oath of re-enlistment Oct. 10.

  • Faces of combat: Task Force Bulldog

    Oct 16, 2010

  • Afghan students, Soldiers connect online

    Oct 16, 2010

    Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team spoke with 15 high school students Oct. 7, including eight from Jalalabad, during an online conference where students had the opportunity to ask them any question.

  • TF Currahee Soldiers on patrol in KKC

    Oct 16, 2010

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion of the 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a presence patrol in the city of Khayr-Khot Castle Oct. 6.

  • TF Currahee artillerymen train, prepare to answer the call

    Oct 16, 2010

    Task Force Currahee artillerymen deployed to Forward Operating Base Khayr-Khot Castle understand their mission and stay prepared to do their job at a moment's notice.

  • Cavalry Soldiers train, fight with Afghan partners

    Oct 16, 2010

    As a group of camouflage clad Afghan soldiers slowly snake their way around a building, weapons at the ready and eyes scanning the distant mountainsides, a U.S. Soldier walks among them, keeping a close watch on their every movement and giving constant instructions to their squad leader.

  • TF Taskmaster Soldiers maintain weapons proficiency

    Oct 16, 2010

    On Oct. 11, 2010 in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.

  • May 6, 2010 - MacArthur Award Ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

    Oct 15, 2010

  • Paratroopers earn Chilean jump wings in honor of rescued Chilean miners

    Oct 15, 2010

    64 Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division honored the 33 rescued Chilean Miners during a jump on Fort Bragg, Oct. 14. Jumpers from the 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion joined Chilean Army Col. Cristian Guedelhoefer, who was the primary jumpmaster, in dedicating the jump to honor of the rescued Chilean Miners.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Oct 15, 2010

    Practitioners of Lean and Six Sigma saved the Army $1 billion last year. During a ceremony at the Pentagon to recognize winners in the 2010 Army Lean/Six Sigma Excellence Awards Program, or LEAP, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph P. Westphal explained just how valuable practitioners of the manufacturing and business process improvement programs are to the Army.

  • Spouses honored for service

    Oct 15, 2010

    Eleven Fort Campbell spouses received Outstanding Military Spouse awards in a ceremony, Tuesday. The awards, an idea from U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, recognized the achievements of these spouses. Recipients were nominated in part for involvement on post and in the surrounding communities.

  • Skeet shooter competes at world level

    Oct 15, 2010

    For Maj. Dave Guida, skeet shooting isn't just a great way to keep up his soldiering skills. It's also a way to relieve stress and enjoy competing with fellow shooters. Guida, a student in the 2011-01 Intermediate Level Education class at the Command and General Staff College, competed in the 2010 World Skeet Championships the week of Oct. 4, taking home 17 awards and three medals for placing in the top three of his class.

  • Spouses become 'Women in the Wilderness'

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Campbell's "Women in the Wilderness" program offered by MWR is an adventure series broken down into monthly themes: On the Water for September, Back Country Travel in October, and Climbing to New Heights in November.

  • Frontier Chapel serves expanding congregation

    Oct 15, 2010

    Frontier Chapel will officially be dedicated Oct. 18, but the new facility already has a steady congregation - and it's growing. Attendance is up at all Religious Support programs and the pews are packed at Sunday worship services. On any given Sunday, around nine services take place across Fort Leavenworth. Other services throughout the week include Bible studies, counseling, religious education, music ministries, Vacation Bible School and more.

  • Insurance important to protect possessions

    Oct 15, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Former Soldier Sarah Eisenhuth remembers clearly the day her Family lost all their material possessions.

  • Efforts underway to conserve more energy

    Oct 15, 2010

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Fort Leavenworth is spending about $10 million in the next four years to comply with Department of Defense energy efficiency policies, but still needs its community members to conserve energy to meet federal requirements.

  • Families view new homes

    Jul 6, 2011

    Despite their name, the two homes are not designed to be entirely self sufficient. Instead, they are built to be net-zero - they are designed to use 54 percent less energy than a regular duplex on Fort Campbell and they produce as much energy as they use.

  • Presidio observes Hispanic Heritage and Accomplishments

    Oct 15, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A?National Hispanic Heritage Month was observed at the Presidio of Monterey on Oct. 12 at an assembly at the Tin Barn auditorium with students and faculty of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in attendance.

  • Oct. 7, 2010 - Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony for Staff Sgt. Robert Miller

    Oct 15, 2010

    Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for coming out here and joining us as we honor Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller and the Miller family.

  • USASATMO joins the AMC, USASAC family

    Oct 15, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization held a re-flagging ceremony Oct. 8 which begins their transition from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command to the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Completes Transformation

    Oct 15, 2010

    The new colors for the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were unveiled and the Division Special Troops Battalion's colors were retired during a ceremony at Stang Field, Oct. 15.

  • Bring on the Buffalo

    Oct 15, 2010

  • War Veteran Takes Helm Of Missile Provider

    Oct 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space is ready to go to the next level. And Col. Ole Knudson is set to take it there.

  • Cancer survivor never gives up

    Oct 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When the call came, Mildred Battise quietly accepted her fate. She answered the phone and heard the words - "Mrs. Battise, the test is positive. It is cancer. It has consumed the whole breast." - that froze her in shock. She stared off in the distance, her mind trying to wrap itself around the idea that this deadly disease had invaded her life. "My thoughts went to two things. First, I am going to go bald. And, then I am going to die," she recalled. But that only lasted for 30 minutes.

  • Young martial artists at Fort Bragg practice their skills at Tolson

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth can keep themselves in shape, learn discipline, resiliency and self-defense by taking karate classes with Sensei Don George through the SKIES Unlimited program at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

  • Fort Bragg intent on building a better, 'greener' Army

    Oct 15, 2010

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and the Army theme this year is "Empowering Defense through Energy Security." There are activities on Fort Bragg as well as across the nation to highlight the energy we use and spread awareness about the importance of conservation, new technology and security.

  • Fort Bragg gears up for the Green Living Tour

    Oct 15, 2010

    On Saturday, two, 15-passenger vans will start a new tour every hour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the North Post PX. The event is open to the general public and is free of charge. "We probably have the majority of the LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) projects in the region," said Melinda Harrington, sustainable materials planner for Fort Bragg's Environmental Division. "Most of our construction is also to showcase that green building is really just about 'smart building' with the systems in place," she added.

  • Enrollment needs of Fort Bragg children being met

    Oct 15, 2010

    With more than 5,000 students enrolled in 10 Fort Bragg schools, including those at Linden Oaks and on Pope Air Force Base, the challenge to meet students' educational needs does not go unmet. Enrollment increased by about 300 to 400 students over last year's figures and will likely continue, said Michael Thornburg, education operations chief. "DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) schools was able to supply us with all needed equipment and curriculum material to deal with this increased enrollment," Thornburg said.

  • Fort Bragg community works to ease BRAC growing pains

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Directorate of Public Works and Fire and Emergency Services Division are preparing for an influx of more than 40,000 Soldiers, Families and civilians by 2011. This influx is due to the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's transition from McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg due to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission closing 20 military bases worldwide. The DPW is continually evaluating how much money is needed to meet Fort Bragg's needs, said Daryl Butler, a civil engineer with DPW.

  • Mobilization, deployment brigade first Army unit certified under Green Directorate Program

    Oct 15, 2010

    An innovative initiative of Fort Bragg's Sustainability Team, the Green Directorate program encourages organizations on post to practice sustainable daily operations with efforts to reduce waste, promote recycling, improve energy efficiency, conserve water and educate staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices. According to sustainable materials planner Melinda Harrington, the Green Directorate program directly supports Garrison Strategic Goal 1: A sustainable community.

  • Bobcats, Thunder visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg was home to the NBA for a couple of days as basketball greats visited the installation to thank Soldiers and their Families for their service. Michael Jordan was the star attraction visited Fort Bragg schools, wounded warriors, riggers with the 11th Quartermaster Company and spoke at Pope Air Force Base's Commander's Call Oct. 6. Jordan stressed the importance of education when he talked with the students.

  • Chief of Staff visits U.S. Army Africa, U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army met with family members, toured new and renovated facilities, and was briefed by U.S. Army Africa leadership during a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza.

  • Sustainers judge drill meet

    Oct 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 233rd Transportation Company and 19th Engineer Battalion volunteered to judge the 5th Annual Eagle Battalion Drill Meet at North Bullitt High in Shepherdsville, Ky. on Oct. 9.

  • Mission success: Albania Commando Regiment

    Oct 15, 2010

    For the past three years, the USASATMO has been in a highly successful program to train elements of the Albanian Army personnel in a series of combative skills and tasks.

  • Warrant officer helps carry the torch for the Hispanic community

    Oct 15, 2010

    CW2 Luis Martinez is a dedicated Soldier from the 1st Stryker Brigade who has used his Hispanic upbringing to succeed in the military.

  • German Military Officials tour ARL Labs

    Oct 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Leaders from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory met with members of the German Federal Office of Defense for Technology and Procurement Sept. 8 to tour ARL at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Presidio dining facility advances to finals of Connelly Award

    Oct 15, 2010

    Competition among contending Army dining facilities for the 2010 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army Food Service grew keener Oct. 6 when the PresidioAca,!a,,cs Belas Hall Dining Facility hosted an evaluation team sent by the awardAca,!a,,cs sponsoring International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA).

  • Team Sapper: Battle of the Builds delivered

    Oct 15, 2010

    For five Soldiers of the 55th Maneuver Augmentation Company, Oct. 6, proved to be a bittersweet afternoon - their entry into Toyota's Scion Battle of the Builds was finally completed ... and hauled away for judging.

  • Upgrade kits for M4 come in 2011

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Army expects to field the new sniper rifle, the XM2010, by January. And the Mounted Solider System will reach a low rate initial production decision by mid-2011.

  • Cadets bring their all in annual ROTC challenge

    Oct 15, 2010

    Competition was fierce on Fort Leonard Wood, Saturday, as nine universities throughout Missouri, Illinois and Kansas competed in the 3rd ROTC Brigade. Ranger Challenge. Truman University took home the gold as the overall school as well as the nine-person team winners, and the Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., girls team won in the female team division.

  • Holiday mailing deadlines approach

    Oct 15, 2010

    Packages to troops and civilians stationed outside the continental United States need to be mailed soon in order to make it there by the holidays, according to Peter Graeve, a plans and policy management analyst at the Military Postal Service Agency in Alexandria, Va.

  • Army fields 250,000 DAGR

    Oct 15, 2010

    A system that provides a pivotal situational awareness tool to Soldiers in virtually every mission they are involved in was recognized for achieving a significant milestone in Fielding and Training during a ceremony hosted by the Product Director Global Positioning System (GPS) at the Top of the Bay Club last month.

  • Lively dance

    Oct 15, 2010

    Sabor Cubano Dancers from Fairbanks performed at the Hispanic Heritage Observance held Oct 6 at Fort Wainwright.

  • Tough Mudder challenges Soldiers, encourages them to help wounded comrades

    Oct 15, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- A group of eight Soldiers from Fort Huachuca participated in the Tough Mudder event held in Bear Valley Mountain Ski Resort, Calif. on Sunday. The group, along with other participants, had to climb the steep, rugged Black Diamond Mountains as part of the challenge. Warning signs are posted for people not to run up or down these mountains.

  • Gimlet Soldiers line up to donate blood, give back to community

    Oct 15, 2010

    Soldiers are typically known as a generous bunch, giving their time, resources and even their very lives to help people and defend the cause of freedom around the world.

  • Casey awards Strike Soldiers

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Army Chief of Staff awarded medals to Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), during a visit to Forward Operating Base Wilson, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 12.

  • Red Cross: Healing heroes

    Oct 15, 2010

    The local Red Cross received more than $3700 from the American National Red Cross from a Department of Defense grant which was used to improve the morale, welfare and recreation of soldiersSoldiers. "The WTB had some wonderful gaming consoles, but nothing to use with them. What we were able to get for them was three of the Wii fit Fit units, one for each of their systems as well as some additional wii Wii remotes, and rechargeable batteries," Wetzel said.

  • National Capital Region rescue teams practice their skills during Capital Shield 2011

    Oct 15, 2010

    The JFHQ-NCR conducted a Field Training Exercise and Command Post Exercise using Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities scenarios.

  • Scanning for trouble: Mobilisa increases security capabilities at gate, without wait

    Oct 15, 2010

    The force protection tool, Mobilisa, is a Defense ID system intended to check information provided on identification documents against over 100 U.S. government databases and to assist with determining the validity of the information and is currently in use at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Army Corps of Engineers give civilians taste of military

    Oct 15, 2010

    Employees from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited Fort Leonard Wood, Oct. 6-8, to get a taste of life in boots. The civilians donned Army Combat Uniforms and completed several Soldierly tasks and drills to include completing the grenade assault course, the obstacle course, the repel and rope bridge and the Team Development Course.

  • Anniston Army Depot serves the nation for 69 years

    Oct 15, 2010

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- While World War II was ongoing in the 1940s, planning phases were underway right here in northeast Alabama to construct an Army Ordnance Depot. As the decades progressed, this thriving multi-mission installation grew and Anniston Army Depot proved to be a valuable asset to the community, the Army, and the Department of Defense. Oct. 14 marks 69 years of the depot's existence.

  • JMC assesses ADMC programs

    Oct 15, 2010

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Whenever Anniston Defense Munitions Center gets a new commander, a team from Joint Munitions Command spends a week on site to provide the commander with an assessment of his programs.

  • Battle Command Training Program wraps up Army exercise in Hawaii

    Oct 15, 2010

    Operations Group Delta of the U.S. Army's Battle Command Training Program recently deployed to the Hawaiian island of O'ahu to support the 25th Infantry Division's Mission Readiness Exercise prior to their 12-month deployment to Iraq.

  • Depot commander named honorary chairperson of community's Red Ribbon Month

    Oct 15, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Timothy Sullivan was named the honorary chairperson of Red Ribbon Month for Calhoun County at an event aimed to prevent substance abuse.

  • Atomic Annie makes moves on Fort Sill

    Oct 15, 2010

  • 214th Fires Brigade building international relationships

    Oct 15, 2010

    In the ebb and flow of national interest, forging a partnership is an art form. It must be built on common purpose and trust, and it must be strong enough to endure an ever-changing political landscape. However, such matters are rather large in scale and their effects are often removed from the day-to-day lives of those in the Fort Sill community. But, that is changing. Together, the Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill and the 214th Fires Brigade have become an important component in the complex machinery of U.S. foreign relations, aiding in the developing partnership with the Singaporean government, said Lt. Col. Sean

  • Unified bowlers smash pins at Fort Sill

    Oct 15, 2010

    Twin Oaks Bowling Center hosted the Unified Special Olympics Oct. 9 with nearly 100 participants bowling over the two sessions.

  • CFC Campaign kicks off at USAG Schinnen with volleyball tournament

    Oct 15, 2010

    USAG Schinnen kicked off its annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity drive today with a volleyball tournament and BBQ in the Community Activities Center.

  • Stryker lone production at ANAD during LMP blackout

    Oct 15, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot shut down its production lines in early October to prepare for the deployment of a new business system, the Army's Logistics Modernization Program. However, depot and General Dynamics employees were still able to work on Stryker programs.

  • Fort Sill fire officials push fire safety into schools

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Sill Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were out in force last week meeting with children and the community to promote fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9.

  • What special plans do you have for your Family this holiday season' #3

    Oct 15, 2010

    "I just want to spend some time together with them. The whole Family gets together for Thanksgiving."

  • Confidence on high

    Oct 15, 2010

    Special instructors from Fort Sill Range Control train the post's drill sergeant on safe and proper techniques to negotiate their way through a basic combat training obstacle course so they can lead Soldiers and display -- confidence on high.

  • What special plans do you have for your Family this holiday season' #2

    Oct 15, 2010

    "A Family gathering and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with my two daughters' Families."

  • What special plans do you have for your Family this holiday season' #1

    Oct 15, 2010

    "I just want to spend some time with my granddaughters and mother; fry up a turkey."

  • Canadian foot patrol in Panjwai'i

    Oct 15, 2010

    Canadian foot patrol in Panjwai'i Oct. 7.

  • Stories of spirits run rampant around OPQ

    Oct 15, 2010

    Traditions run deep at the Fires Center of Excellence. From military balls to change of command ceremonies with fanfare attached to each event. But there is one tradition that is often spoken of in small groups without pomp and circumstance-the tradition of ghosts haunting Fort Sill.

  • Picatinny lands 3 of the Army's 10 greatest inventions of 2009

    Oct 15, 2010

    Three technologies developed at Picatinny Arsenal were named among the 10 greatest Army inventions for 2009, according to a recent announcement released by the Army.

  • State leaders get a taste of Army life

    Oct 15, 2010

    Welcome to a Soldier's world. No warm reception, only the bite of drill sergeants as they prepare you for Army life. Harsh, but purposeful. A group of civilian leaders got their dose of soldiering Oct. 7 as part of Leadership Oklahoma.

  • Want to trade energy bills'

    Oct 15, 2010

    One major area of expense home and property owners focus on because of the usually large costs is utilities. In a summer in which we saw a long stretch of consecutive days with temperatures in the 90s, I'm sure we all felt the pinch of high electric bills. As a result, we looked for ways to reduce energy costs.

  • State leaders get a taste of Army life

    Oct 15, 2010

    Welcome to a Soldier's world. No warm reception, only the bite of drill sergeants as they prepare you for Army life. Harsh, but purposeful. A group of civilian leaders got their dose of soldiering Oct. 7 as part of Leadership Oklahoma.

  • Making time for Families

    Oct 15, 2010

    However, despite the toll these issues and tragedies have taken on military personnel worldwide and locally, our Families have always stood strong to help us weather the storm. Indeed, it is only with their help that we in Installation Management Command (IMCOM) can work to achieve IMCOM's vision of "supporting organizations' mission accomplishment and materially enhancing Soldier and Family well being and readiness."

  • Veterinary leaders push Agriculture Ministry primacy

    Oct 15, 2010

    Key leaders of the U.S. veterinary effort in Afghanistan met one-on-one in Kabul with U.S. Army Maj. Loren Adams of New Liberty, Iowa, the veterinary officer for the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agribusiness Development Team Oct. 12.

  • DOD abides by 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' injunction

    May 31, 2011

    Pending an appeal, the military services have halted discharges under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, DOD officials said today.

  • Servicemembers celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Afghanistan

    Oct 15, 2010

    Servicemembers participated in a ceremony to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 13, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Graf hosts grand openings galore

    Oct 15, 2010

    The U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr community celebrated several grand openings, recently, including the USO's new pavilion, the bowling alley's Java Cafe (both on Main Post), and the new Rose Barracks' Warrior Zone. More than 50 Soldiers and family members gathered at the USO pavilion, Sept. 28, as the organization concurrently opened its outdoor entertainment area and celebrated the USO's one-year anniversary at Grafenwoehr. The pavilion features an outdoor theater and audio system, two smokers and grills, and six handcrafted log picnic tables. In addition, the outdoor area is within range of the USO's free Wi-Fi service.

  • Army Africa supports legal education missions in Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Oct 15, 2010

    Judge Advocates Lt. Col. Stephen Salerno and Lt. Col. Timothy Tuckey of U.S. Army Africa's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) recently returned from two weeks in Chad and the Democratic Republic of Congo, respectively, where they conducted legal education courses for a program hosted by the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies.

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