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  • Fort Lee community gathers to build playground

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- Less than two months after Fort Lee children spent the afternoon designing their dream playground, a partnership between Fort Lee, KaBOOM! and Dr Pepper Snapple Group helped make that park a reality Saturday in Monroe Manor.

  • State leaders get taste of Army life

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- A group of 50 leaders from across Oklahoma visited Fort Sill Oct. 4-6. This group was made up of people who know what it takes to run a business, make the decisions to stay afloat during tough economic times and know how to manage employees. What they learned was what it takes to be a Soldier.

  • Army National Guard family serves community together

    Oct 11, 2012

    Through hours of volunteer work, Capt. William Mendelsohn and his wife, Debra, have labored to instill in their children the same kind of passion for service that led Mendelsohn to join the Army National Guard.

  • Army Musician helps Stafford Neighbor

    Aug 17, 2012

    As we've become a more transient society, following school, jobs or the American dream from one part of the country to another, we've grown less rooted in the communities we live in. There might be a nod or wave to a neighbor as you glimpse each other sweeping the porch, mowing the lawn or moving from house to car for the daily commute, but for the most part, you live your lives independently of each other.

  • Boston leads night of classic rock on APG

    Aug 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 8,000 fans braved threatening skies and a short rainfall to go back in time with yester-year's leaders of popular rock - Boston, Kansas and Grand Funk Railroad -- during the Army Entertainment Concert at Shine Sports Field Aug. 11.

  • Leadership Speakers Tout Community Partnerships

    Aug 16, 2012

    Leaders from each of the services shared their perspectives on how to maintain community ties in an era of efficiencies, stewardship and renewable energy pursuits at a conference here today.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Aug 15, 2012

    While standing in line to enter the post exchange on base in Logar Province, Afghanistan in 2010, Spc. Tim Hall was hit by a mortar. When he regained full consciousness in a hospital, he realized he had lost both of his legs.

  • Ravens treat military to a day at training camp

    Aug 14, 2012

    Military District of Washington servicemembers and their Families took a Saturday off from their missions to watch the Baltimore Ravens prepare for their next mission -- the 2012-2013 National Football League season and another run at a Super Bowl championship Aug. 4.

  • Gen. Austin visits northern New York, signs off on Army Community Covenant renewal

    Jun 15, 2012

  • McHugh: Army birthday about recognizing Soldier service, saying thanks

    Jun 14, 2012

    The Army birthday week is about recognizing more than two centuries of Soldiers defending freedom, and about saying thank you to those Americans that have ceaselessly supported them in the effort.

  • Armed Forces Celebration Week activities begin near Redstone Arsenal

    Jun 12, 2012

    A proclamation and Army Community Covenant signing at the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County officially started an activities-filled Armed Forces Celebration Week within the community that surrounds Redstone Arsenal, June 11.

  • Fort Irwin welcomes home Vietnam-era veterans

    Apr 16, 2012

    Several hundred Vietnam-era veterans took part in the third annual Vietnam-era Veterans Welcome Home ceremony at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 4, 2012.

  • Michelle Obama Praises Troops, Families with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central's 'Colbert Report'

    Apr 12, 2012

    New York Army National Guardsmen and Family Members of NY Guardsmen deployed to Afghanistan Recognized in Audience

  • "Joining Forces" marks first year of helping military families

    Apr 11, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden mark the first anniversary of their "Joining Forces" initiative.

  • Employers commit to hiring vets, wounded warriors

    Feb 29, 2012

    Representatives from the military and government signed the Wounded Warrior Employment Community Covenant, which commits federal agencies to hire wounded warriors and their family members, share resources and best practices, and hold their own events to help hire vets.

  • Sussex leaders sign Community Covenant

    Feb 27, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny officials, along with elected and Sussex County community leaders and the United Way of Northern New Jersey, pledged their support for local military families by signing a U.S. Army Community Covenant at a ceremony Feb. 16 at the Cannon Gates Catering and Conference Center.

  • Leaders praise Army community bond

    Feb 23, 2012

    The military has a long tradition of working with the civilian community through war and peace. Fort Belvoir and several other branches commemorated this historical bond during the Armed Forces Community Covenant signing Monday.

  • Hope Mills VFW Post 10630 "adopts" 95th Civil Affairs Brigade

    Jan 10, 2012

    It was a brief hallway ceremony and handshakes between four men on Nov. 17. Two were in Army uniform - 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) commander Col. Jay Wolff and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Wall. The other two, Robert Proulx and William Greene, wore the colorful garrison caps of Post 10630 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Proulx is the VFW Post 10630 commander, while Greene is a three-year trustee and chairs the membership committee.

  • Veteran programs give back to Soldiers, family members

    Jan 9, 2012

    Through National Military Services, Veterans of Foreign Wars' programs can provide support and assistance to Soldiers and their family members throughout the world.

  • Sesame Street talks, listens and connects with military families

    Dec 30, 2011

    Since the start of current combat operations in 2001, deployments have become all too common for many military families. While it may be easy at times to explain to adults that duty calls them away for an extended period, it can be very complicated to convey that message to children.

  • Memphis 2nd graders send letters, care packages to Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2011

    2nd graders at Lausanne Collegiate School proudly show letters and snacks they have prepared for the Soldiers of the 689th Engineer Company currently deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Milwaukee County Communities Sign Covenant

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Intergovernmental Cooperation Council for Milwaukee County signed a community covenant with the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Operation Snowball Express treats Families of Fallen service members

    Dec 15, 2011

    For Betsy Whisenhunt and her daughter, Allison, 7, the holidays are an especially difficult time -- and have been since 2008. That's when her husband and Allison's father, Sgt. 1st Class Jerald Whisenhunt of the 25th Infantry Division, was killed in Iraq.

  • Trees for Troops program delivers more than 700 trees to Fort Drum families

    Dec 14, 2011

    Some 720 farm-grown trees were delivered to Fort Drum Dec. 8, 2011, for distribution to Soldiers and their families as part of this year's Trees for Troops program, a national campaign.

  • WWE Superstars, Divas surprise Soldiers at work

    Dec 14, 2011

    More than twenty WWE Superstars and Divas went around Fort Bragg, N.C., taking pictures and signing autographs for Soldiers and families leading up to their free "Tribute to the Troops" show Dec. 11, 2011, at the Crowne Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Support center is 'oasis' for wounded warriors, families

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which was completely funded through civilian donations, offers wounded warriors and their families a place to connect and find emotional support, and to serve as a respite away from the rigors of recovery.

  • Wounded veteran receives key to new home, life

    Nov 28, 2011

    Homes for Our Troops gave retired Cpl. Jeffery Williams the keys to his brand new home, built just for him, in a key ceremony Saturday.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Nov 21, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomed Sgt. Joel Tavera home to his newly built house in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011.

  • Operation Shower: Non-profit hosts baby shower for moms-to-be

    Nov 18, 2011

    Veterans Day weekend gave more than 50 moms-to-be at Fort Campbell a little more to be thankful for. As spouses of deployed or injured service members or Soldiers themselves, they were invited to take part in a baby shower hosted by Operation Shower. The non-profit partnered with Birdies for the Brave and Pottery Barn Kids to make the event something the moms would remember.

  • Thanksgiving gift card program helps Monterey military families

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving dinners weigh on everyone's minds.On some people's minds, those thoughts are probably heavier this year than other years.

  • Dallas Cowboys honor service members

    Nov 14, 2011

    Service members from all branches of the military were honored at the Dallas Cowboy's stadium during their Sunday game against the Buffalo Bills.

  • NSSC celebrates Veterans Day

    Nov 14, 2011

    Veterans from American conflicts dating back to World War II gathered Nov. 11 at the Lord Community Center on Natick Soldier Systems Center for the annual Town of Natick Veterans Appreciation Dinner.

  • School shows its support for Veterans

    Nov 10, 2011

    CULLMAN, Ala. -- One local elementary school showed their appreciation for all those who have served and sacrificed to defend and keep America free.

  • City of Gainesville signs Community Covenant

    Nov 8, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, commander, U.S. Army Reserve signs Community Covenant with City of Gainesville at All American Liberty Festival, Nov. 6, 2011.

  • Military, federal, state, local officials reaffirm their committment to Fort Meade

    Nov 8, 2011

    Military, federal, state, local officials reaffirmed their committment to Fort Meade by signing the Fort Meade Community Covenant at the BWI International Airport today.

  • Vanguards thank residents of The Landings for Soldier support

    Nov 4, 2011

    Gratitude is a continuum, a two-way street through which givers and receivers exchange good will.

  • Darnall's Retiree Health Fair never grows old for area retirees

    Nov 3, 2011

    More than 800 retirees from the greater Fort Hood area attended Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's annual Military Retiree Health Fair at Thomas Moore Health Clinic, Oct. 29.

  • Oregon Guard and U.S. National Chamber scheduled to team with local partners for vets, job fairs

    Nov 3, 2011

    The Oregon National Guard reintegration team and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are scheduled to join area partners in Oregon's first Hiring Our Heroes Career and Benefit Fairs at Clackamas Community College and Blue Mountain Community College, Nov. 19.

  • Veteran's Day 2011

    Nov 2, 2011

    Military service is among the most noble of all American traditions

  • Coming home: Building support for veterans

    Nov 1, 2011

    The Army is always trying to improve the standard of care Soldiers receive today. But with the emphasis on the new veterans returning, sometimes the veterans from previous wars are unintentionally forgotten.

  • Fort A.P. Hill hosts its first Citzens' Academy

    Nov 1, 2011

    Nine citizens stepped into the shoes of Fort A.P. Hill employees and the boots of the Warriors they train and support during the Fort A.P. Hill Citizens' Academy Pilot Program.

  • Student 2 Student program helps military kids adjust

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- Fort Lee students arriving to Hopewell's Carter G. Woodson Middle School will have personal guides and potential friends waiting to help them adjust to their new surroundings.

  • Operation Fluffy Pillow supports return of 416th

    Oct 21, 2011

    Single Soldiers assigned to the 416th Transportation Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division's received an unexpected surprise when they arrived home from their deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Conference brings together 200 members of Fort Bragg, civilian community to assist military Families

    Oct 21, 2011

    More than 200 men and women from Fort Bragg and the local communities who provide counseling, education and other support services, gathered Oct. 13, at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville for the second Forward March conference to help find ways to assist military Families during challenging times.

  • Volunteers cycle for wounded Soldiers, Marines

    Oct 21, 2011

    Nothing was going to keep 80-year-old Army veteran Frank "the Tank" Barella from cycling the 325 miles from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg, Md., during the Columbus Day weekend.

  • Fort Polk signs Army Community Covenant with Louisiana governor

    Oct 21, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general, attended a Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce luncheon Oct. 17 in Alexandria for the signing of a community covenant between Fort Polk and Rapides Parish. Alexandria business, education and community leaders participated in the event, as well as United States Representative Rodney Alexander and mayors from Pineville, Boyce and Glenmora.

  • Serving Up Support For Military Families

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Richmond Fisher House is truly a "home away from home" for families of service members and veterans receiving care at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center. The kitchen is the heart of the facility as family members gather to talk about their loved ones, share information on programs and grab a bite to eat in between trips to the hospital. Most days, residents of the Fisher House must either rely on their own skills in the kitchen or get meals from local restaurants. But on a recent Saturday, Advanced Culinary Course students and instructors from the Joint Center of Culinary Excellence, Quartermaster School volunteered to prepare a brunch designed to nourish their bodies and spirits.

  • Organization Dedicated To Sheltering Homeless Vets

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sandra Childress and Darrell Delaine have no qualms about going out of business if it means not a single veteran will spend tonight on the streets.

  • Cowboys corral Cougars on Military Appreciation Day

    Sep 23, 2011

    LAKE CHARLES -- Fort Polk Soldiers, as well as service members from the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, were lauded during Military Appreciation Day at McNeese State University's home football opener against Sioux Falls University Sept. 17.

  • Stitches of time and a 'Thank You' Hug

    Sep 22, 2011

    Community support of the Army's wounded, ill and injured warriors

  • Ride 2 Recovery cyclists trek route of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 21, 2011

    Ride 2 Recovery cyclists pedaled more than 500 miles during an eight-day trip from New York to the Pentagon commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Patriot Foundation donates to Fort Bragg charities

    Sep 19, 2011

    The Patriot Foundation held its 6th Annual Soldier Appreciation Dinner at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., Sept. 16, 2011. The foundation provides support to the Families of Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion and the Survivors Outreach Program.

  • USO delivers bit of home to McCrady

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Service members who have deployed or traveled far from home know when they see the patriotic banner with "USO" on it, there's surely musical entertainment, food, a feel of home and appreciation nearby.

  • Soldiers enjoy Patriot Day concert

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Country artist Kellie Pickler performed Saturday during a Patriot Day concert at Hilton Field.

  • Mullen: Vets deserve opportunity

    Sep 14, 2011

    Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has billed his frequent speaking engagements around the nation as a "Conversation With the Country," and that proved especially fitting as three members of the military community spoke here today.

  • The Yellow Ribbon experience

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Los Angeles Film School produced this documentary as a gift to the 63rd Regional Support Command of the U.S. Army Reserve to help raise awareness of the existence of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon experience originated to ensure that Soldiers and their families are able to access assistance whenever they need it, whether they are pre-deployment, during deployment, or post-deployment. As our nation begins to draw down our military presence across the globe, we continue to support this program, as well as the agencies and volunteers that contribute to this experience.

  • Charitable organizations outside gates receive referrals from Belvoir

    Sep 12, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's Army Community Service and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provide outstanding services to servicemembers here. But, they also have relationships with organizations off post if additional services are needed.

  • SecDef, volunteers build Fort Meade playground to remember 9/11

    Sep 10, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pitched in alongside more than 300 military and civilian volunteers to build a new playground for children of military families at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Army Sustainment Command engages community leaders

    Sep 7, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command leaders and others from Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., regularly meet with community leaders to create and sustain a common vision.

  • Fort Campbell is stitched with love

    Aug 26, 2011

    Several Nevada quilters are stitched in friendship with about 80 Fort Campbell children after completing a recent craft project.

  • Exceptional Family Member Program offers participants opportunity to relax during weekend getaway

    Aug 25, 2011

    The fourth annual EFMP Camp was held at the Northwest Adventure Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North Aug. 19 to 21.

  • Gone fishin': Free weekend getaways for wounded warriors promote 'healing'

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight wounded Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion received an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Lanier July 29-31. Nine more will go deep-sea fishing this weekend in Destin, Fla. Both excursions are courtesy of the Georgia chapter of Safari Club International, a nonprofit organization that sponsors hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors and retirees under the Soldiers Rebound program.

  • Event provides opportunities for military, Family members

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 2,500 jobseekers arrived at the Enterprise civic center Aug. 17 for the eighth annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair, handing out resumes and interviewing with 72 local businesses, government contractors and federal agencies.

  • JBSA Event brings community resources to special-needs families

    Aug 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of the world's most unique amusement parks was the setting for an event last week that brought together a special group of military families.

  • Business leaders learn about Fort Benning, Army

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Visitors from Cobb County Chamber of Commerce were able to see firsthand how the Army at Fort Benning operates Friday.

  • Operation Homefront gives military keiki free backpacks full of school supplies

    Aug 10, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Connor McQuaig started his first day of kindergarten at Solomon Elementary School, here, this year.

  • Post flocks to first Jackson Jubilee

    Aug 10, 2011

    More than 50 on- and off-post organizations and vendors put their services on display during the inaugural Fort Jackson Jubilee community information fair Tuesday at the Solomon Center.

  • Marne Division, Savannah partner to open elementary school

    Aug 9, 2011

    The 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield partnered with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to build a public elementary school on Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

  • Native Hawaiian Covenant promotes partnerships

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A symbolic, yet powerful, first step in initiating proactive dialogue between the Native Hawaiian community and the U.S. Army was signed at Fort DeRussy by respected leaders of both communities, March 24, 2010.

  • Community barbecue a family affair

    Jul 25, 2011

    Lewis-McChord Communities’ annual barbecue at Eagleview Community Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord-North July 23 was an event with a simple purpose: treating servicemembers and their families who live on the installation to a cost-free day of fun while allowing them to build friendly bonds with others.

  • New guide helps communities aid homeless women vets

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor has released an online publication that will help community service providers aid homeless women veterans, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis said today.

  • Military Appreciation Night sees 36 new enlistments

    Jul 21, 2011

    Several new Soldiers were enlisted at the Augusta Green Jackets Military Appreciation game, July 16 at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Thirty-six new Soldiers from across the Central Savannah River Area were enlisted by Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon commanding general.

  • West Point community gathers to make annual fair a success

    Jul 20, 2011

    The annual West Point Community Fair sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army Community Service at Eisenhower Hall was, by all accounts, a great success.

  • Reds helps Soldier’s blues

    Jul 13, 2011

    The "Thank you Foundation," and the Cincinnati Reds, honor a wounded warrior.

  • AAOG Leaders Learn Wounded Warrior Assistance

    Jul 13, 2011

    Wounded veterans in need of assistance are often confused by the variety organizations with aid available to them. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington’s Army Air Operations Group (AAOG) is attempting to eliminate some of that confusion.

  • Supporting military is one of many top concerns at Leilehua

    Jul 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Leilehua High School boasts amenities for military youth and, now, principal of the year, too.

  • Fort Meade summer reading program begins with magic

    Jul 7, 2011

    "Books -- The Magic Is Real 2," a show created by Joe Romano, a professional magician who uses magic and illusions to encourage youths to read, attracted more than 200 people to Fort Meade's Burba Lake Cottage June 28

  • Fort Benning children cook with local chef

    Jul 6, 2011

    Chef Jamie Keating, usually known for his cooking demonstrations and wine-pairings, scaled down his usual fare in favor of pizza-making June 22 while he partnered with the Villages of Benning for another Resident Event.

  • New York Army National Guard Father and Son Saluted by Hometown Ball Team

    Jul 6, 2011

    1st Sgt. Joseph Landy and Pfc Josephy Landy, a New York Army National Guard father and son team, threw out the opening pitches during the July 5th fame of the Tri-City Valley Cats, their hometown minor league baseball team in Troy, N.Y. The Elder Landy is home on leave from Iraq while the younger Landy will deploy to Afghanistan in 2012.

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

    Jun 30, 2011

    Members of the Human Animal Bond organization visit places throughout the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community -- schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals.

  • Professor continues search for solutions to traumatic brain injury

    Jun 20, 2011

    The man who did more than anyone outside the military and government to ensure mandatory protocols were established that would help Soldiers recover as quickly as possible after suffering a traumatic brain injury, was presented the Strength of the Nation Award, June 15, 2011.

  • AMC welcomes new leaders on the Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- June 14, 2011-- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commanding general, welcomed her new teammates and paid tribute to the Army's 236th birthday during the first official ceremony held at AMC's new headquarters here, Tuesday.

  • USO barbecue salutes Fort Meade service members

    Jun 3, 2011

    For the second consecutive year, Fort Meade's service members were honored at the USO's Service Member Appreciation Barbecue.

  • Speedway shows appreciation to military, their Families

    Jun 3, 2011

    In honor of Memorial Day, the Charlotte Motor Speedway opened it’s doors to members of the armed forces to enjoy the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race with Family members. Past and present servicemembers from around the country were thanked, for their service by receiving free tickets to the May 29 race and were honored during the pre-race show.

  • Community Unites With Troops In Patriotism

    Jun 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL.--The Huntsville/Madison County community will once again have its patriotic spirit on display as it holds the annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • Fourth Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Tourney hosted by local neighbor

    May 23, 2011

    Good old Southern hospitality was recently extended to the Wounded Warriors of Fort Gordon. Charlie and Trudy Lewis of Thomson, Ga., opened up their farm for the fourth consecutive year for Wounded Warriors and their families to sit on the banks of their ponds to fish and relax.

  • Renowned pediatrician shares parenting advice

    May 19, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- First-time expectant mothers are counting down the days to the birth of their babies with a little less anxiety, thanks to the parenting tips of Dr. Harvey Karp.

  • Volunteers Flock To Storm-Ravaged Neighborhoods

    May 19, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In times of need, people generally look to their immediate community for support such as family, friends and neighbors.

  • New Jersey chiropractors help Soldiers through partnership

    May 5, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan Maddux, along with about a dozen military dignitaries with ties to the state of New Jersey signed the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors' community covenant pledging their support for military servicemembers and their families.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines enjoy Fun, Fishing, Fellowship at annual N.C. event

    May 1, 2011

    The 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" Bass Tournament was held at Jordan Lake, N.C., April 29, 2011. The event, sponsored by local, regional and national businesses and individuals from across the United States gave more than 150 service members the opportunity to develop their angling skills under the watchful eye of an equal number of professional bass anglers and other dedicated fisherman. The "catch and release" protocol followed ensured the great majority of gamefish caught were returned to the lake, where they will continue to grow and propagate the species.

  • Fort Irwin Women's Conference focuses on "rediscovery"

    Apr 29, 2011

    Women across Fort Irwin gathered to "rediscover" themselves during the post's Women's Conference April 28 at Reggie's. The theme of this year's conference, sponsored by the Military and Civilian Spouses' Club, was "Rediscovering You."

  • Warriors on the Water - Soldiers, Anglers, Heroes Meet

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg, N.C. community came together during the the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" from Fort Bragg, Pope Field, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and other locations, were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on Friday, April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.

  • Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden program focuses on military, education

    Apr 21, 2011

    For Brea Harper, getting to travel to Coors Field in Denver to play on the field with cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, seeing the Rockies' clubhouse and watching Jessica Simpson perform for military Families paled in comparison to meeting her hero: Michelle Obama.

  • Fisher House helps servicemembers' children with scholarships

    Apr 11, 2011

    Military children of servicemembers who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation.

  • Organizations help bring comfort, support to service members

    Apr 9, 2011

    Imagine that you are deployed to a foreign country for 12 months and not receiving a single letter or package from anyone. The stressful work hours and austere environment affect your morale, but feeling like no one back home cares about you can make it even harder to get by each day.

  • Fort Bragg Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Apr 8, 2011

    Victory Junction is a way to get away from everyday life and focus on having fun for Soldiers and their Families. In 2004, the Richard Petty Family built Victory Junction in memory of Adam Petty, Kyle's son who died in a NASCAR race. The camp has much to offer children with special needs as well as survivors. Things such as catch and release fishing, canoeing, bowling, a gymnasium, and a small water park.

  • Cowboys for Heroes cooks up good time, good food for military families

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center grounds looked like a scene from the Old West pioneer days with chuck wagons cookin' up vittles, horses stirring up dust and kids practicing their ropin' skills during the Cowboys for Heroes event April 2.

  • Virginia governor signs military-friendly bills

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 31, 2011) - During a signing ceremony here today, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a former Army officer and a big supporter of military veterans, put his stamp of approval on 25 legislative actions that will benefit the state's large populations of current and former military members.

  • Hooked on a Fish Tale Adventure

    Mar 29, 2011

  • Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Mar 29, 2011

    Gold Star families retreat to Victory Junction in Randleman, N.C. for some fun and relaxation.