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  • BG Tucker visits Saudi Arabia, UAE

    Apr 13, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, USASAC commander, visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in February 28 to March 8, 2010.

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    Apr 13, 2010

  • BG Tucker visits Saudi Arabia and UAE

    Apr 13, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, USASAC commander, visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in February 28 to March 8, 2010.

  • Allyn takes command of 'America's First Team'

    Apr 13, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Major General Daniel Allyn assumed authority of the 1st Cavalry Division from outgoing division commander Maj. Gen. (Promotable) Daniel Bolger during the 1st Cavalry Division's Change of Command Ceremony April 8, here, at Fort Hood's Cooper Field.

  • Wounded warriors encourage paratroopers to help stop Soldier suicides

    Apr 13, 2010

    Eight battle-wounded veterans of the Iraq war shared lessons learned from their recovery processes with paratroopers here April 6, including advice on suicide prevention.

  • Chaplain Service School Instructor Development Training

    Apr 13, 2010

  • Soldier Show plays off social-media phenomena

    Apr 13, 2010

    Aca,!A"Soldier Show 27.0Aca,!A? is the working concept of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, an Aca,!A"entertainment for the Soldier, by the SoldierAca,!A? song-and-dance production, and this yearAca,!a,,cs edition revolves around current social-media phenomena.

  • 2010 Nuclear Security Summit

    Apr 13, 2010

    CAMP SPRINGS, MD (April. 12, 2010) - Jan Fisher, the Prime Minister of Chech Republic arrives to Joint Base Andrews April 12, 2010. The national delegate landed at Andrews on his way to the Nuclear Summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., which is slated for Monday and Tuesday. The 316th Wing is leading operations to provide safe, effective and efficient arrival and departure services for the invited guests transiting Andrews

  • National Guard supports civilian agencies during nuclear summit

    Apr 13, 2010

    The National Guard is assisting civilian authorities protecting 46 heads of government and international organizations at the largest domestic summit since the founding of the United Nations.

  • A look back at a year building civil capacity

    Apr 13, 2010

    At the end of any combat deployment, it is common to take a moment and assess what the Soldiers of a unit have accomplished over 12 months away from friends and family.

  • US Army conducts board with Iraqi counterparts

    Apr 13, 2010

    Boards, in which a Soldier stands before a group of senior leaders and is examined for technical and general proficiency, are a common experience in the Army, but it is not so often that Soldiers have the opportunity to be examined by leadership from a host nation.

  • Update on Revisions to Army's FM 7-0

    Apr 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> FM 7-0 <i>Training for Full Spectrum Operations</i> is the keystone doctrine on Army training. It provides Soldiers, DA civilians and their leaders with fundamentals for how to train units and develop leaders to improve readiness for deployments on a rotational cycle.

  • Preventing sexual assault: Experts offer tips to help keep potential victims out of harm's way

    Apr 13, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing." A,A That's the advice of Baumholder and Wiesbaden Sexual Assault Prevention and Response coordinators.

  • Ninety-six new avian homes go up in Wetzel Housing

    Apr 13, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - By now most everyone knows that new town houses will be constructed between upper Wetzel and the golf driving range. It has also been announced that much of Wetzel will eventually be leveled to make room for even more new town houses.

  • New state-of-the-art entertainment center set to open in Wiesbaden

    Apr 13, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Eleven months ago leaders gathered to break ground for the new Wiesbaden Entertainment Center in Hainerberg Housing. At that time project officials described their vision of a 27,000-square-foot venue offering a one-stop, state-of-the-art amusement zone. A,A In two weeks on April 29 everyone is invited to see the results of the around $10 million construction effort and to join the staff as they celebrate the opening of the new two-story facility.

  • Iraqi medics take flight with MEDEVAC training

    Apr 13, 2010

    A few hundred meters from the Iran-Iraq border, sentries from the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement conducted medical evacuation training with U.S. Advisors attached to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

  • Gjilan/Gnjilane cardiologist shares knowledge with KFOR medical staff

    Apr 13, 2010

    An attending cardiologist from the Gjilan/Gnjilane Regional Hospital spoke to Kosovo Forces medical personnel here April 9 about treating heart attacks. About 35 military medical professionals from across Kosovo, including Soldiers from the United States, Denmark, Germany and Sweden, attended the lecture by Dr. Agron Leka on the use of drugs to dissolve blood clots in cardiac patients.

  • Mudhif houses capture spirit of Iraqi culture

    Apr 13, 2010

    Local architecture plays an important role in the culture of the marsh Arabs of southern Iraq, and no structure captures the lifestyle and traditions of the region more than the 'mudhif.'

  • Showing Support

    Apr 13, 2010

    Joint Base Balad Marathon Poker Run

  • Healing Wounds

    Apr 13, 2010

    Wounded Warriors visit 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade

  • CSA visits Ft. Jackson

    Apr 13, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got a first-hand look at the Army's latest addition to the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program as well as other key training areas during a visit to Fort Jackson, S.C., April 12.

  • Soldiers track trailers at transfer point

    Apr 12, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The Trailer Transfer Point at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, opened for business March 15.

  • Rough Terrain Container Handler operators manage container yard

    Apr 12, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Some Soldiers use video games to pass the time in Iraq, but one Soldier said he actually gets to play them at work.

  • Mechanics maintain standard of safety for traveling Soldiers

    Apr 12, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A breakdown off base in a war zone stops an entire convoy, creating an opportunity for the enemy to attack.

  • New Haven, Conn., Soldiers finish yearlong tour

    Apr 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The 395th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), cased their colors at a ceremony April 7 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent here signifying the end of the unit's yearlong deployment to Iraq.

  • Gen. Casey lauds CSF progress

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got a first-hand look at the Army's latest addition to the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and said he liked what he saw.

  • Quartermaster Company Mechanics Assemble Container Stacker

    Apr 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from the 716th Quartermaster Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), received and assembled a container mover recently at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Celebrating Good Maintenance

    Apr 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The maintenance sections from the 1083rd Transportation Company and the 2025th Transportation Company, both with the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and representatives from Kellogg, Brown, and Root were participants in a ceremony here March 22.

  • Empty Container Manager Earns Battlefield Promotion

    Apr 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - A container manager with the 159th Seaport Operations Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), distinguished himself from his peers and earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant on March 1.

  • Madigan focuses behavioral health efforts on redeploying Stryker brigades

    Apr 12, 2010

    Madigan Army Medical Center is gearing up for the return of 12,000 Soldiers from three Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigades and will call in extra providers from other military treatment facilities to help screen each Soldier for behavior health issues.

  • Journalist brings to life story of Jewish-American Army Nurse Corps nurse

    Apr 12, 2010

    Welch spoke recently at Madigan Army Medical Center to celebrate the 109th Army Nurse Corps anniversary. His book describes Slanger's persistence in becoming a nurse, which was not a widely accepted profession for a Jewish woman in the 1930s. She was declined admission to the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, and had to reapply before finally being accepted.

  • World War II Soldier reflects on liberating concentration camp during holocaust remembrance ceremony

    Apr 12, 2010

    For 65 years, Leo Hymas has been haunted by what he witnessed just outside of the German town of Weimar during World War II. In his short military career of 11 months, Hymas had already lost his best friend in combat and disobeyed orders to kill two German prisoners of war, but discovering the Buchenwald concentration camp was something Hymas wasn't prepared to find.

  • Back in the Saddle: NCOs Come Out of Retirement to Serve Again

    Apr 12, 2010

    Two sergeants first class assigned to the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Seattle, Wash., have come out of retirement to serve again.

  • Wrangler Brigade Soldiers Return from and Depart to Iraq

    Apr 12, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In the span of 24 hours, the 4th Sustainment Brigade welcomed home three units and said goodbye to another. Applause and screams reverberated off of the walls inside the Kieschnick physical fitness center Apr. 9 as families and friends were reunited with the Soldiers of the 49th Movement Control Battalion just after midnight...

  • Soldiers train to save lives in combat

    Apr 12, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - During a training exercise, a simulated improvised explosive device hit a convoy, forcing Soldiers to use combat life saver skills to react to an extreme situation with casualties, during a CLS course April 1 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Sean Astin Sends Message of Support

    Apr 12, 2010

    I served for 10 years as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. It was an incredibly rewarding way to learn about the Civilian and Military leadership of our Armed Forces.

  • RIA-JMTC signs agreement with Sivyer Steel

    Apr 12, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Sivyer Steel Corporation has signed an agreement effective today with Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center that will attract additional work to both facilities. The partnership is expected to strengthen and advance the foundry industry in the Quad City community. Sivyer Steel Corporation, located in Bettendorf, operates a foundry that has expertise in casting, molding, core making and machining. In addition to other complimenting differences between the two facilities, while Sivyer pours large steel castings, RIA pours smaller steel castings. The joined forces will utilize each other's resources to better their respective operations.

  • Sgt. Sophia Malone Named a Finalist for Military Motherhood Award

    Apr 12, 2010

    Sgt. Sophia Malone of SMDC has been named one of the top five finalists in Operation Homefront's Third Annual Military Motherhood Award.

  • Army donates computers to educate children on unexploded ordnance

    Apr 12, 2010

    Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, other veterans and officials from the Army visited students on the Waianae Coast April 1, to see first-hand how they are using computers donated by the Army to increase their safety and knowledge about unexploded ordnance.

  • Cherry Blossom Parade

    Apr 12, 2010

  • Egyptian Brig. Gen. Sherif visits USASAC

    Apr 12, 2010

    Egyptian Brig. Gen. Ahmad Sherif visited with Brg. Gen. Chris Tucker Feb. 26, 2010.

  • Army's #2 civilian leader visits Fort McPherson

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal got a firsthand look at the four main headquarters here that facilitate force generation, sourcing, training, command and control of the majority of Active and Reserve component Soldiers Army-wide today. Visiting U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT) and First Army, the Army's second highest ranking civilian leader received in-depth briefings about current operations, said Lt. Col. Richard K. Bond, one of FORSCOM's action officers for Under Secretary's Westphal's visit.

  • March Town Hall and Awards Ceremony

    Apr 12, 2010

    USASAC Town Hall and Awards Ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., March 30, 2010

  • Hon. Westphal tours Third Army

    Apr 12, 2010

    The Honorable Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the Army, during a tour of Third Army's headquarters

  • Newman wins Arizona Cup Race

    Apr 12, 2010

    Ryan Newman passed Jeff Gordon on the green-white-checkered restart and held the lead for the final two laps to win Saturday evening's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

  • Army boxers will take experience to Armed Forces competition

    Apr 12, 2010

    Thirty-three Soldiers entered the ring during the All-Army Boxing Trials April 7-9, but at the clang of the final bell only 11 were left standing to represent the Army at the Armed Forces Boxing Championship next week.

  • Army Launches Systems of Systems Engineering Campaign

    Apr 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Executive has launched a new, highly-collaborative System of Systems Engineering (SoSE) campaign aimed at synchronizing development and delivery of technologies across the entire portfolio of Army systems, service officials said.

  • PHOTOS: Range time with 2/12 Cav

    Apr 12, 2010

    Range time with 2/12 Cav

  • Four stars and two parents make for a special

    Apr 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Moore's mother and step-father didn't get a chance to see him enlist in the Army two years ago. However, they more than made up for it when they watched him re-enlist April 10, in an unlikely place, in eastern Afghanistan's Paktya province.

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    Apr 12, 2010

  • USADT wins Joint Drill Team Exhibition

    Apr 12, 2010

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) hosted the third annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. on April 10. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard drill teams exhibited their unique drill capabilities to the public. This was the Army's first win.

  • Aircraft mechanics get taste of Iraqi culture prior to redeploying

    Apr 12, 2010

    CAMP MEJID, Iraq - With the security agreement and responsible drawdown of U.S. troops from Iraq, it is common for service members from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division like Spc. Christopher Howard and Spc. Michael Cooley to spend a year in Iraq without meeting Iraqi security forces or experiencing their culture.

  • Service drill teams showcase precision at festival

    Apr 12, 2010

    Members of the military drill teams performed at the third annual Joint Service Drill Exhibition in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The exhibition, during the Cherry Blossom Festival, is one of only a few yearly opportunities to see all the service drill teams at the same time.

  • 1/84 Brings Back the Boom

    Apr 12, 2010

    "Fire mission, Fire mission, Fire mission!" A call known throughout the field artillery world that translates to, let's get down to business. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 84th Artillery Regiment, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, qualified on the M109A6 Paladin as part 170th IBCT's weapons qualification density here in early April. According to Maj. Jason Joose, the 170th IBCT brigade executive officer, this marked the first time in 2 A,A1/2 years that Soldiers from 1/84 FA had been able to qualify on the Paladin during a training exercise in Germany.

  • SELTC promotes ideas and development

    Apr 12, 2010

    COCOA BEACH, Fla. - The annual U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference was held March 22-25 here.

  • Army to showcase innovation at technology show

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army technology is set to dazzle visitors to the SAE International 2010 World Congress and Exhibition this week at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

  • TACOM Contracting Center Receives 2009 Excellence in Education Award

    Apr 12, 2010

    On March 2, the TACOM Contracting Center received 3rd place in the annual Army Management Staff College Excellence in Education Award. Mr. Harry Hallock, Executive Director, TACOM Contracting Center, accepted the award on behalf of the Center at an award ceremony held in conjunction with the Army Management Staff College Annual Civilian Leadership Symposium held at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

  • Ft. Belvoir Soldier Selected as Northern Command Company Officer of the Year

    Apr 12, 2010

    Capt. Robert M. Crowe, commander of 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue), 12th Aviation Battalion, Ft. Belvoir, VA, was selected as the Company Officer of the Year 2009 for Northern Command on March 5, 2010.

  • Local Boy Scouts carry out castle clean-up

    Apr 12, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For most Boy Scout troops, community service projects are usually dreaded affairs involving cleaning roadsides or clearing trails. This was not the case for Troop 107 in Wiesbaden, which, on Feb. 27, completed a community service project at a 10th Century castle.

  • Scrap project beautifies Basra

    Apr 11, 2010

    Iraqi and U.S. officials welcomed Iraqi media to view a surprising sight April 1, 2010: an empty lot. Until recently, the lot in Basra, Iraq, had been the site of a huge pile of scrap metal as tall as surrounding buildings.

  • Japanese ministry aids Babil Province

    Apr 11, 2010

    The minister of the Japanese Embassy in Iraq signed a contract at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu March 24, 2010, to provide funding for two grassroots projects, which will benefit widows in Babil Province.

  • U.S. troops advise at Iranian border

    Apr 11, 2010

    Soldiers of the 17th Fires Brigade, currently deployed to southern Iraq's Basrah Province out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, conduct joint operations with Iraqis Security Forces along Iraq's border with Iran.

  • Army's Ground Combat Vehicle

    Apr 10, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) effort is part of a holistic Army plan to modernize its combat fleet. This includes incorporating mine-resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles into the fleet while modernizing current vehicle fleets including Stryker. The first ground combat vehicle will be an Infantry Fighting Vehicle

  • Father patches son in ceremony

    Apr 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - On April 8, a Tennessee father placed a combat patch on his son's right shoulder in Iraq, celebrating his son's service at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Formerly wounded Soldiers mentor service members at JBB

    Apr 10, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Eight Soldiers who sustained injuries during previous deployments returned to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, April 9 for Operation Proper Exit V.

  • Soldiers track trailers at transfer point

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The Trailer Transfer Point at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, opened for business March 15.

  • Soldiers train to save lives in combat

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - During a training exercise, a simulated improvised explosive device hit a convoy, forcing Soldiers to use combat life saver skills to react to an extreme situation with casualties, during a CLS course April 1 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Rough Terrain Container Handler operators manage container yard

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Some Soldiers use video games to pass the time in Iraq, but one Soldier said he actually gets to play them at work.

  • Mechanics maintain standard of safety for traveling Soldiers

    Apr 10, 2010

    CONTIGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - A breakdown off base in a war zone stops an entire convoy, creating an opportunity for the enemy to attack.

  • 1/6 Cav joins Taji firefighters for mock aircraft accident drill

    Apr 10, 2010

    To prepare for the unfortunate event of a downed aircraft, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, joined forces with Camp Taji firefighters to practice for such an emergency April 6.

  • Never too late to say, 'Welcome Home'

    Apr 9, 2010

    Fort Irwin hosted a unique 'Welcome Home Day Ceremony' on April 7, as the community gathered to welcome back Soldiers that returned from war more than three decades ago.

  • Army dedicates month to honor military kids

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Scores of young children marched their way through the hallways of the Child Development Center, here, in patriotic fashion, April 2, proudly displaying the American flag while humming tried-and-true nationalistic tunes like "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

  • PT in the Park: Children and parents laugh, dance, run and jump through the rain

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS - "It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring." Well, no one was snoring Thursday morning, during "PT in the Park," a Month of the Military Child event for Soldiers, spouses and children at Bennett Youth Center Field, here.

  • Mock utility billing now inbound

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When it comes to electricity, Hawaii has the highest average cost for residential use in the entire nation.

  • Course introduces new employees to Army's environmental program

    Apr 9, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 20 civilians and contractors who work for U.S. Army-Hawaii gathered in the Installation Training Center, here, for a weeklong introduction to the Army and the environment, March 29-April 2.

  • AFAP elevates top quality-of-life issues for Army, Fort Carson

    Apr 9, 2010

  • Works of art and other crazy signs at Bonneville Lock and Dam

    Apr 9, 2010

    "Lee started out painting signs," said Lane. "But when people saw his artistic talents they let him get more creative, both with his signs and with painting in general." More than 48 murals grace Bonneville grounds, but dozens of signs outnumber them-hand-lettered and some so exact that they look machine-made. A visit to the equipment building provides some insight into Jensen's sense of humor (and those who egged him on), where he spoofed the follies of his colleagues through his artwork.

  • Defender 6 sends: Resiliency

    Apr 9, 2010

    Resilience is also the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity... it's mental toughness! Webster defines resilience as, "the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress" and "an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change."

  • Defender 6 sends: Resiliency

    Apr 9, 2010

    Resilience is also the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity... it's mental toughness! Webster defines resilience as, "the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress" and "an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change."

  • Broncos host open house for health clinic

    Apr 9, 2010

  • PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site hires 3 local firefighters

    Apr 9, 2010

    With expansion of mission, Fort Carson hires local personnel to remote site.

  • Net results - A former tennis champion, Soldier now a member of All-Army volleyball team

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - He began as an 8-year-old kid swinging a tennis racket, later joined the Army, and eventually became an exceptional volleyball player well into his 20s. Call it Eric Latson's net result. It's one thing to earn a spot on an All-Army team, but it's quite another to do so in your second sport. Latson - now a 27-year-old sergeant first class and food service specialist with the 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord - managed that in 2009.

  • One-on-one bowling program at Fort Bragg teaches youth how to strike

    Apr 9, 2010

    With the help of bowling instructor Laurie Buse, the Perez brothers are learning how to turn those gutter balls into strikes in the Gutters to Strikes Bowling Academy at the Airborne Lanes on Bastogne Street. The one-on-one bowling instruction is part of the SKIESUnlimited classes offered through the Child, Youth and School Services of Fort Bragg.

  • Program aims to improve lives of Fort Bragg wounded warriors

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sergeant First Class Nathan Bannerman spent an hour Monday morning working out in the pool at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

  • Carson SOS center already helping survivors

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Survivor Outreach Services center, a building dedicated solely to helping survivors of deceased servicemembers, is already working with those survivors, even though the center does not expect to be fully functional until mid-June.

  • Ride to Recover

    Apr 9, 2010

    Members of the Ride to Recover team ride through Fort Hood, Texas

  • Ride to Recover

    Apr 9, 2010

    Ride to Recover rides through Fort Hood

  • Now that's a bike ride - 4th annual Extreme Mountain Bike Race

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - He looked like a man in his 30s and rode like one a decade younger than that. No one else really had a chance in the Sport category of Saturday's annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Extreme Mountain Bike Race when 48-year-old Pat Dale decided to show up.

  • USAG-Detroit Arsenal wins award by showcasing BRAC closure initiatives

    Apr 9, 2010

    DETROIT - The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal earned the Army Communities of Excellence Exemplary Practice award for the management of Base Realignment and Closure processes in transformation of the Army.

  • Perks card program at Fort Bragg offers customer discounts

    Apr 9, 2010

    Coupon clippers have long extolled the advantages of saving money at the cash register. Well, with one swipe of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Perks card, discounts abound for Soldiers, Families and authorized users. The FMWR discount card program kicked off Thursday, said Pam Thomas, chief of Support Division/fund administrator, FMWR. The cost of the discount card depends on rank or longevity of Department of Defense employment.

  • First lady visits, thanks Pentagon employees for service

    Apr 9, 2010

    Hundreds of servicemembers and civilian employees gathered in the Pentagon courtyard to hear First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speak Friday.

  • Fort Bragg offers ADHD information workshop

    Apr 9, 2010

    KayLynn Sutton took notes during the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder workshop Wednesday at the Soldier Support Center, which was open to individuals who have a Family member with ADHD or attention deficit disorder. Sutton attended the workshop, which was presented by the Exceptional Family Member Program, to gather more information about raising a child with ADHD.

  • Women continue to make history

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The local community paid tribute to American women pioneers during a Women's History Month celebration at the American Lake Community Center March 24, hosted by 555th Engineer Brigade.

  • Rogers bids fond farewell after more than three decades of service

    Apr 9, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The 32-year career of Brig. Gen. Dennis E. Rogers, director of operations and facilities for Installation Management Command and commanding general of the National Capital Region District, officially ended Friday as he retired from the Army during a ceremony in Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater.

  • Fort Bragg community gives to Families in need

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Fort Bragg Area Community Foundation helps military Families in financial need. The organization is a non-profit association made up of active-duty Soldiers, military spouses and Family members, retirees and civilians. Shelle Altieri, FBACF president, said if you're associated with Fort Bragg in any way, you are essentially already a member of the foundation. FBACF provides money in the form of grants to Families in need who don't qualify for Army Emergency Relief or have already received the maximum that AER can provide them.

  • Shopping at the commissary best way to save time, money

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Military families enjoy many privileges, not the least of which is access to the commissary. Shopping at the commissary isn't just convenient, it also saves money.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers compete in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 9, 2010

    Sixteen Soldiers from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade traveled to White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 21, to participate in the grueling 26.2-mile 2010 Bataan Memorial Death March. The intense and challenging footmarch covered a marathon's length of sandy, mountainous terrain in honor of the World War II troops who defended the Philippine Islands of Luzon and Corregidor.

  • A mission to save lives

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - They are on a mission to save lives. The blood team from Madigan Army Medical Center's Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Pacific Northwest recently conducted a blood drive at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

  • Safety is key for Special Forces school at Fort Bragg

    Apr 9, 2010

    Training to be lethal and being safe go hand-in-hand at the John. F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Several staff members with SWCS have been recognized with awards and other accolades for their achievements in safety. "The safety awards program has been around for as far back as I can remember," explained Col. Curtis Boyd, SWCS chief of staff. "And I can tell you that it is not a competition. It's a way of recognizing those individuals who go above and beyond when it comes to safety."

  • Imaginations run wild during annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Kids' Fest

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Kids' imaginations ran wild while their parents got a look at resources available. The 18th Annual Kids' Fest drew more than 3,000 children and parents to the American Lake Community Center April 1, proving to be one of the most popular events on base.

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