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  • Editorial: Utah Community Covenant

    Aug 31, 2010

  • They are not forgotten: Annual ride honors Military, remembers POWs, MIAs

    Aug 30, 2010

    CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. - A wall of sound blasted down Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. The ground trembled. The waiting masses saw the first hogs pulling into town.

  • Deftones pay back their fans at Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Deftones, a Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling rock band from Sacramento, Calif., took time out of their tour schedule Aug. 21 to stop by the Fort Sam Houston Post Exchange for a meet and greet session before their sold-out concert at the AT&T Center Courtyard later that night.

  • Community programs help JBLM Soldiers transition to workforce

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Whether returning from a deployment or re-entering the civilian workforce, service members have a lot of decisions to make. There are dozens of organizations on Joint Base Lewis-McChord designed to help transitioning service members, and the help doesn't stop there.

  • Fayetteville mayor reflects on his city's growth into a 'Military Sanctuary City'

    Aug 27, 2010

    While other municipalities are adjusting to the closing of longtime neighboring military installations, Fayetteville is adjusting to a Fort Bragg that is staying and expanding. The city of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg are committed to continuing to focus on community relationships to ensure high quality of life for Soldiers, Families and civilians.

  • USARAK, Wainwright leaders bolster partnerships with local schools, make it official

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Leaders from Fort Wainwright and U.S. Army Alaska joined Pete Lewis, Fairbanks North Star Borough school district superintendent, and representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska Tuesday at the FNSB school district office to sign an official partnership agreement

  • WTB travel to Valdez as guests of Reel Thanx

    Aug 26, 2010

    Reel Thanx considers their mission "to honor Soldiers for their service, bravery and love of their country by "getting them back to nature for nurture." The group treated six Fort Wainwright Soldiers to a fishing trip in Valdez.

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough, Pioneer Park celebrate military community

    Aug 26, 2010

    Pioneer Park, a Fairbanks landmark and Alaska's only historic theme park, rolled out the red carpet for approximately 5,000 military personnel and their families from Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base during a Military Appreciation Day event Saturday.

  • Local Population Gives Year-Round Support For Troops

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sue Paddock often has to explain the difference between Army Family Covenant and Army Community Covenant.

  • City businesses sponsor Backpack Brigade for Fort Bragg kids

    Aug 20, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fayetteville businesses joined together to help the Operation Homefront-North Carolina's "Backpack Brigade" Sunday distributing in more than 700 backpacks to school kids from military Families.

  • Madigan, City of Tacoma connected through environment, technology achievements

    Aug 16, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System and the City of Tacoma have become linked together through Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Community Connections Program.

  • Picatinny honors Yogi Berra for military service

    Aug 16, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Active duty military members known as "Team Picatinny" battled against, "The Boys of Summer," the 2007 world softball champions of the over-60 league.

  • Louisiana governor Jindal announces new jobs for Fort Polk region

    Aug 16, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, La. -- One of the biggest issues facing Army spouses is starting over in a new job - with a new company - every time their Soldier makes a permanent change of station move.

  • Golf clinic benefits wounded vets

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - During the 31st annual U.S. Senior Open July 26 to Aug. 1, professional golfers and host Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish honored service members and their families and held a special clinic for wounded warriors.

  • Local community comes together for troops

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Not all Soldiers have loved ones to welcome them home from deployments. In an effort to make sure no Soldier comes home feeling unappreciated, the mayor of Gig Harbor and his wife are making sure no Soldier goes home to an empty barracks room. The community of Gig Harbor pulled together and collected hundreds of snacks and toiletries for Soldiers assigned to 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

  • Fair hosted for special needs military children

    Aug 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The Department of Defense's Exceptional Family Member Program held a first-of-its-kind Joint Military Resource Fair Aug. 6 with more than 300 military Family members in attendance at the newly opened Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers make life sweeter for surrendered pets

    Aug 13, 2010

    A dozen Soldiers from the Fort Bragg chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club volunteered July 31, for yard chores at the Raeford no-kill animal shelter, "The Haven - Friends for Life." By coming out to the shelter, the Soldiers were contributing to the community, said Sgt. 1st Class Kwame A. Pettus, who is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Letters from Hollywood sends encouragement to servicemembers, families

    Aug 13, 2010

    Hollywood is delivering messages of thanks and support to our men and women in uniform through Letters from Hollywood, a new website launched by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command July 30.

  • 'Books on Bases, Smiles on Faces' brings books to military kids

    Aug 12, 2010

    Blue Star Families and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. joined forces to bring the joy of reading to military children by donating new books to military-impacted libraries and schools.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn techniques and teamwork at basketball summer camp

    Aug 6, 2010

    Child, Youth and School Services hosted it's annual basketball summer camp the week of July 26 to 30 at Tolson Youth Activities Center with the help of the Methodist University men's basketball team.

  • Lt. Dan Band performs from the heart to welcome home Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen

    Aug 6, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - As the lights dimmed, the sound of a helicopter flying low filled the Crown Coliseum.

  • Tobyhanna hosts Community Covenant event

    Aug 6, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot--Military and community leaders from Northeastern Pennsylvania, along with scores of baseball fans, signed the Army Community Covenant during a Heroes Appreciation event before the start of a Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees baseball game.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers sign Army Community Covenant with Saline County

    Aug 6, 2010

    SALINA, Kan. - Spc. Harold Gallagher, a Soldier with the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, his wife, Tomomi Gallagher, and their two children, Sara, 7, and Andrew, 5, sign the Saline County Army Community Covenant Aug. 4 in Salina, Kan., as members of the Fort Riley command group, CAB Soldiers, Saline County commissioners and community members look on. This covenant signing was the first between Saline County and Fort Riley, Kan., and marks the official start of the partnership between the two. The Army Community Covenant signing publically demonstrates the CAB and Saline County's pledge to support each other. This signing took place before the start of the Tri-Rivers Fair parade in downtown Salina, Kan. Army Community Covenant signings will take place across the Central Flint Hills region in Kansas through October.

  • Army, Atlanta reaffirm community covenant

    Aug 5, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Mayor Kasim Reed addresses assembled military leaders, government officials and corporate officers from the metro Atlanta area during an Army Community Covenant signing ceremony held July 26 at Atlanta's City Hall. "The strength of the Army comes from the support of employers, educators, civic and business leaders, and its citizens," said Reed. "We, the community, are committed to building partnerships that support the strength, resilience and readiness of Soldiers and their Families." The signed document will be displayed at City Hall.

  • Army North Soldiers meet, greet children of deployed parents during Operation Purple

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Kids serve, too. That's the message at Operation Purple, a summer camp for children whose parents are deployed or are about to deploy. At the Blue Streak Stables in Seguin, one of three camps hosting Operation Purple in Texas, U.S. Army North Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston took a day July 29 to talk about the military and to lead 55 young girls in leadership challenges and relay races.

  • Community makes 'kissing pillows' with care

    Jul 30, 2010

    ALLYN, Wash. - At a glance, they might just seem like simple little gifts to promote patriotism. The "Kissing Pillows," made by the Evergreen Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, are hand-stitched and stuffed with care for American Soldiers and their families in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area readying for deployment.

  • Operation Welcome Home: Lt. Dan Band in concert for Fort Bragg, Pope AFB personnel

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Lt. Dan Band, including Emmy-award winning actor, Gary Sinise, will welcome Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base personnel home from recent deployments by playing a free concert Saturday. The concert, Operation Welcome Home, will begin with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum and music starting at 5 p.m.

  • Fort Riley, Geary County reaffirm commitment with Army Community Covenant signing

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Private David Winkler, 101st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, along with his wife, Crystal, and sons, Nicholas, 6, and Kevin, 7, sign the Geary County Army Community Covenant July 22, at the Junction City/Geary County Military Affairs Council breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City, Kan. This Army Community Covenant resigning reaffirms the commitment for support between Geary County and Fort Riley, Kan. There are seven more counties in the Central Flint Hills Region which will also conduct covenant signings through October 2010.

  • 'Sea to Shining Sea' team nears conclusion of inspiring ride

    Jul 22, 2010

    After riding nearly 3,800 miles on a bike, talking to wounded Soldiers wouldn't be on most cyclists' minds.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo entertains, honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Pikes Peak or Bust rodeo family once again honored the men and women of the Fort Carson community July 14 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs at the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

  • Chemical company Soldiers get hands-on experience at K-State

    Jul 21, 2010

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - The professor stood at the front of the classroom as his students listened intently. The only difference from an ordinary class in the Kansas State University chemistry lab, was that this course would only be a day long and the 'students' wore Army Combat Uniforms.

  • Fort Riley, Junction City leaders bond during annual tournament

    Jul 15, 2010

    JUNCTION CITY - Leaders from Fort Riley and Junction City paired up for an afternoon of golf July 8 at the Rolling Meadows Golf Course.

  • USO helps with military kids' back-to-school needs

    Jul 15, 2010

    HONOLULU - Military children of Soldiers ranked E5 and below can receive free backpacks and school supplies through USO Hawaii's Back-to-School program.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

    HONOLULU - Soldiers from Schofield Barrack's Warrior Transition Battalion were honored during Iolani School's 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade at Kozuki Stadium, here, July 2.

  • Camp helps youth cope with challenges of military family life

    Jul 12, 2010

    Challenges such as a parent deploying can cause overwhelming stress for a child and some family readiness groups have found a way to provide support with fun -- summer camp.

  • Home run, Hearts Apart Families take in ballgame

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families of deployed Soldiers were treated to a picnic and were given tickets to a Junction City Generals baseball game.

  • Dads, daughters bond at tea party

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fathers and daughters shared a unique experience during the second annual Dad and Me Tea Party.

  • New home brings new life to injured Soldier

    Jul 6, 2010

    One Army veteran, severely wounded in Iraq, has been given a great boost forward to start a new life with his soon-to-be wife.

  • Families of deployed Soldiers enjoy fishing day

    Jun 28, 2010

    PUEBLO RESERVOIR, Colo.---Mountain Post members participated in the 5th Annual Take a Kid Fishing day June 19 at the Pueblo Reservoir.

  • Supporting the troops: Springs citizens donate $80K to post programs

    Jun 28, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---The local community has donated tens of thousands of dollars so far this year through the Warrior Family Community Partnership to augment programs that support Soldiers and their Families, according to the installation donation coordinator.

  • USO welcomes kids to farmers market

    Jun 28, 2010

  • I Corps CSM thanks community for its support

    Jun 25, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - As part of I Corps' efforts to stay connected with surrounding communities, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe updated the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee on the return of I Corps from a deployment in Iraq and preparations for the return of 18,000 more Soldiers and Airmen throughout the summer.

  • Mariners hold special night for Army birthday

    Jun 25, 2010

    SEATTLE - Spectators cheered as I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe of Joint Base Lewis-McChord stepped up to the Safeco Field pitcher's mound, June 18, and threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Seattle Mariners' home game against the Cincinnati Reds on "Army Night," a celebration of the Army's 235th birthday.

  • Wounded warriors inspire the nation

    Jun 24, 2010

    Dedicated survivors and their supporters demonstrate their physical prowess and determination as they travel from San Francisco to Virginia Beach, Va. during the Sea to Shining Sea Ride Across America cross-country cycling event, stopping in Gunnison and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Charity helps injured vet start new life

    Jun 24, 2010

    Military members who return home injured face a multitude of challenges to include the inability to move around their homes and perform the simplest of household tasks others take for granted.

  • Mariners shortstop 'thankful' for troops

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With friends and family in the military, Josh Wilson knows about the values of duty and personal sacrifice. He's seen them up close. That's why the Seattle Mariner shortstop considered making the 50-mile trip south to Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 1 the least he could do.

  • Fort Carson, community leaders discuss partnership

    Jun 18, 2010

    Fort Carson and local community members met at Alternate Escapes to discuss ways to better support Soldiers and their Families through the Warrior Family Community Partnership.

  • ASC commander celebrates Army birthday in Chicago

    Jun 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army turned 235 years old on June 14 marking the occasion with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Daley Plaza here. During the event, Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, signed a community covenant with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. The community covenant is a formal commitment of support by communities to Soldiers and families of the Army -- Active, Guard and Reserve.

  • ESGR event brings employers, Soldiers together for historic mission

    Jun 15, 2010

    Maryland ESGR coordinates with the 949th Transportation Company (Floating Craft) in Baltimore for a Bosslift on the MG Robert Smalls (LSV-8) June 4.

  • Operation Mend founder receives 'Strength of the Nation' Award

    Jun 14, 2010

    The founder of a program providing reconstructive surgery to warriors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan received the "Strength of the Nation" Award Saturday at the Army Birthday Ball in National Harbor, Md.

  • Celebrating the 235th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    This 235th birthday commemorates America's Army - Soldiers, Families and Civilians - who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong.

  • Celebrating the Strength of the Nation: the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> This year marks the 235th birthday of the United States Army. June 14, 1775 saw the creation of the Continental Army to secure the Nation's independence. Since then, generations of Americans have stepped forward to defend our freedoms and global security. These courageous men and women have assisted other countries in protecting their rights, as well as promoting peace. The Soldiers have emerged stronger, and their willingness to serve builds a better future for others.

  • Mini-triathlon empowers wounded warriors

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The triathlon is considered one of the most grueling events in all of sports, pushing a person's physical and mental stamina to the limit. Now imagine participating in one with a prosthetic limb or while recovering from severe burns.

  • Couple donates sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A San Antonio couple donated a monumental bronze sculpture to Brooke Army Medical Center as a reminder of the past, present and future servicemen and women.

  • NHL donates to "hockey's finest"

    Jun 10, 2010

    NEW YORK (June 7, 2010) -- The National Hockey League, UPS and the U.S. Army participated in a small ceremony at the NHL Powered by Reebok Store in New York City, where the NHL announced its generous donation of official NHL-licensed street hockey equipment to the 5th Battalion "Dragonslayers" and the 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment -Fort Lewis, Wash.-based units currently deployed in Iraq. Their responsibilities include Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar mission (C-RAM), providing life-saving force protection from enemy fire. The event featured a commemorative street hockey game involving Soldiers from the New York City Recruiting Battalion, and concluded with the Soldiers, NHL and UPS representatives assisting in loading the donated equipment onto UPS trucks in preparation for shipment. Director of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., senior Army official at the event, credited street hockey as a way deployed troops could take a break from the stresses of the combat environment. This donation marked the launch of the first NHL Street Hockey League at Camp Victory in Baghdad.

  • Helping Soldiers stay involved

    Jun 10, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Governor Sonny Perdue hands the pen used to sign two voting bills into law to Maj. Helen Duggan, the executive officer for Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, June 2 at the Georgia State Capital building. Joining Duggan, are (from left to right): Sergeant 1st Class Michael Cornelius, Sgt. Irvin Balfour, Sr., Otis Womack, Capt. Nicholas Williams (obscured) and Spc. Roger Hillegas, all from HQ Bn., USAG. House Bills 665 and 1073 increase the opportunity for Georgia voters overseas and stationed with the military to participate in Georgia elections.

  • Camp Leads Wounded Warriors Out Among 'Em

    Jun 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the woods of Camp OuTAmongEM, wounded warriors are able to hope, dream and most importantly - hunt. It was only a few years ago that Steve Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA had an idea for a free hunting camp that would allow wounded warriors to return to the outdoor activities they loved before their injuries. Today, the program brings wounded warriors from around the area to the camp based on the ideals of conservation, compassion and community.

  • Children of fallen find comfort at TAPS camp

    Jun 7, 2010

    Trevor Jones peered into the vivid blue sky, tightly gripping the string holding his balloon.

  • ASEP helps match spouses with employers

    Jun 4, 2010

    Military spouses face unique challenges their civilian counterparts do not. One of those is finding a career in a lifestyle that is mostly transient. The Employment Readiness Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord helps spouses find work and continuity in careers that suit them. ERP achieves this through a relationship it has with the Army Spouse Employment Partnership, a nationwide program committed to connecting Army spouses with prospective employers.

  • Rucker, En Vogue to perform at Fort Stewart Independence Day celebration

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Rising country star Darius Rucker, Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year for 2009, will be the lead performer July 2 as Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

  • Seniors create, donate lei to venerate veterans, Soldiers

    Jun 3, 2010

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - Dozens of members from local community organizations here participated in a picking and stringing event, May 28, continuing an island tradition honoring Soldiers buried at the Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery.

  • Army Wife Network radio hosts visit Fort Riley for two-day seminar

    Jun 2, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Military spouses at Fort Riley were treated to something special when hosts Tara Crooks and Starlett Henderson of the radio show Army Wife Network sponsored the Spouse Field Exercise: Priceless Packages seminar May 20 and 21 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • Gold Star Wives celebrate 65 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    Back during World War II, a small group of women met in a living room to lend support to those whose husbands were killed in the line of duty. Now 65 years later, that small group has become the Gold Star Wives of America, standing 10,000-strong with 60 chapters across America.

  • Tom Wilson sends message of support

    May 27, 2010

    Actor and Comedia Tom Wilson has sent an open letter of support to the men and women in uniform.

  • Wounded warriors begin their journey from 'Sea to Shining Sea'

    May 26, 2010

    Through much fanfare and the support of family members and the local community of San Francisco, 18 of our nation's heroes embarked on a journey from San Francisco Calif., to Virginia Beach Va.

  • Robert Davi sends message of support

    May 24, 2010

    Actor Robert Davi has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform. Read his letter and others on the Community Covenant web site.

  • Community, Soldiers and Red Sox Foundation team up to help veterans

    May 24, 2010

    On a sunny morning in Boston, more than 2,000 runners gathered on Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park to run nine kilometers with the finish line being one of the most famous spots in Boston... home plate of Fenway Park.

  • Putting Green Dedication at the Warrior and Family Support Center

    May 21, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- PGA golfers attend putting green dedication at the Warrior and family Support Center May 11.

  • Field of Honor reveres servicemembers

    May 21, 2010

    Members of the Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered outside the grounds of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum to witness the opening ceremony of this year's Glory Days Field of Honor display Saturday in Fayetteville.

  • Ranch helps Fort Carson wounded warriors adjust

    May 18, 2010

    WESTCLIFFE, Colo.---Dave Roever was a Navy riverboat gunner with the elite brown-water, black-beret unit in Vietnam when he suffered severe combat injuries from a phosphorous grenade exploding in his hand, burning the majority of his body. Roever was hospitalized for 14 months and underwent numerous surgeries. His experiences inspired him to create The Eagles Summit Ranch in Westcliffe, a nonprofit organization created to help wounded Soldiers deal with injuries sustained in combat.

  • Diane Venora sends message of support

    May 17, 2010

    Actress Diane Venora has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform. Venora's letter is part of the "Letters from Hollywood" project created by actor D.B. Sweeney. Read her letter and others on the Community Covenant web site.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center

    May 17, 2010

    Tucked away at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small Brevard community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center in Brevard, N.C., May 15

    May 16, 2010

    BREVARD, N.C. - Tucked away at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation's second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15.

  • APG hosts Armed Forces Day

    May 14, 2010

    Soldiers in period uniforms, Gold Star Families and interactive displays by tenant commands were part of the pageantry on parade during the 2010 Armed Forces Day activities May 14 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Installation Commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice and Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz welcomed more than 500 visitors during opening ceremonies at the installation's Ordnance Museum.

  • A tip of the cap: Rainiers say thank you with 'Salute to Armed Forces Night'

    May 14, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - The best place on the planet to be wearing a military uniform Saturday evening might have been Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. The Seattle Mariners' Triple A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers pulled out all the stops with Salute to Armed Forces Night. With Tacoma the center of a military-rich part of the state, Alyson Jones, director of media development and events, said Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines form a significant part of the Rainiers' fan base.

  • Leaders sign Army Community Covenant

    May 13, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command, participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of the Army Community Covenant with area mayors and Rock Island Arsenal leadership May 7. The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the AUSA hosted a "Military Salute" day at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, as part of activities prior to a minor league game.

  • Fort Stewart supports community Safe Kids Day

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child, the City of Hinesville held its annual Safe Kids Day, May 8.

  • Winn Army Community Hospital partners with community to combat childhood obesity

    May 13, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners, May 7.

  • Herschel Walker Visits WINN's Warrior Transition Battalion

    May 13, 2010

    (Fort Stewart, Ga.) Herschel Walker met with Winn Army Community Hospital Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers May 13 for a frank discussion about overcoming stigma of mental health issues and having the strength to seek help. Walker held captive a crowd of more than 200 with his wit, charm and sincerity while speaking at the Main Post Chapel on Fort Stewart. Walker's mantra "No Shame in My Game" was peppered throughout his presentation emphasizing staying true to yourself, having faith, and the best way to 'man-up' is to seek help when you need it.

  • First lady announces presidential directive on military families

    May 12, 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a new 90-day review to develop a coordinated Federal government-wide approach to supporting and engaging military families.

  • <b>WINN Docs Partner with Community Leaders to Combat Childhood Obesity</b>

    May 12, 2010

    To end childhood obesity, Fort Stewart, Liberty County, and the City of Hinesville have united to form the first military/civilian community Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition (We Can!) Program in the country. The community-wide health and fitness campaign was launched May 7 with a proclamation signing and meeting between partners.

  • Ed Bernero sends message of support

    May 10, 2010

    Ed Bernero, executive producer and showrunner of "Criminal Minds" has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform. Bernero's letter is part of the "Letters from Hollywood" project created by actor D.B. Sweeney.

  • Program improves students' reading

    May 7, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -A free program new to Fort Carson may help students overcome difficulties in reading. The Children's Literacy Program offers one-on-one tutoring to students who are under their grade level in reading. The tutoring takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fort Carson USO.

  • Bluebonnet Babies, Family Advocacy Program hold successful baby shower

    May 7, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With the Army Community Service auditorium at Building 2797 looking more like a balloon-filled musical baby land, the second annual Operation Baby Shower April 30 was deemed a huge success by everyone who attended.

  • Community showers expecting mothers with gifts

    May 5, 2010

    CAMP STANLEY South Korea - They are thousands of miles from their loved ones back home and expecting the birth of children but the 10 mothers to be who gathered at the Pear Blossom Cottage April 29 still reaped the enjoyment of a traditional baby shower.

  • Lake Ice USA hooked on helping Soldiers

    May 3, 2010

    Lake Ice U.S.A. is a nonprofit organization founded to provide fishing adventures for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Carson and wounded servicemembers from all branches.

  • John Ondrasik sends message of support

    May 3, 2010

    Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik of the band Five For Fighting has sent a message of support to the men and women in uniform.

  • Free golf, life lessons available to kids from families with military ties in Monterey area

    Apr 30, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - It's tee time for children from families with military ties in the Monterey area, thanks to a free program for school-age children at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, are invited to hone their golf game with the help of trained coaches.

  • Night at Safeco Field highlights importance of military to region

    Apr 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Joint Base Lewis-McChord was well represented April 17 at the Seattle Mariners' eighth Salute to the Armed Forces Night before their game against the Detroit Tigers. The annual event commemorates the importance of the military community in the Pacific Northwest, and gives the Seattle Major League baseball franchise a chance to thank the men and women in uniform, along with veterans and their families, for their daily sacrifices to keep the nation secure.

  • Hawaii's Chamber celebrates 25th anniversary of Military Appreciation Month

    Apr 30, 2010

    HONOLULU - While Hawaii remains the U.S. military headquarters for national security in the Pacific, the military's role has been expanded to include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and enabling global commerce and trade for Pacific nations.

  • Kevin Sorbo Sends Message to the Troops

    Apr 26, 2010

    Actor Kevin Sorbo sent an open letter to the troops expressing his support for their service and sacrifice. His is the fifth such letter as part of the "Letter from Hollywood" project created by fellow actor and friend D.B. Sweeney.

  • Community Covenant Commemorates Two-Year Anniversary

    Apr 26, 2010

    The Army Community Covenant commemorates its two year anniversary with appreciation and thanks for communities, organizations and Americans who continue to support our Soldiers and their Families.

  • Morris chamber says goodbye to Picatinnyan, awards Army supporter

    Apr 26, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Joseph Nazzaro, Executive Director of Leadership Morris, presented Richard Eastman, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, with the Leadership Morris Alumni Achievement award, April 9.

  • Oakdale community dedicates grove to service members

    Apr 25, 2010

    Members of local businesses, schools, scout troops and veteran organizations gathered to dedicate seven historical trees and two benches to service members at Donaldson Community Park Saturday.

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Fort Riley

    Apr 23, 2010

    Fort Riley, Kan. - Military Families and community members from the Central Flint Hills Region came together Friday evening at Marshall Army Air Field to celebrate and honor the Month of the Military Child with the Fort Riley MOMC Concert, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

  • U.S. Army Celebrates Opening Day with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

    Apr 20, 2010

  • Karri Turner Sends Message of Support

    Apr 19, 2010

    Actor Karri Turner sent an open letter to Servicemembers and their Families expressing her support for their service and sacrifice. Hers is the fourth such letter as part of the "Letter from Hollywood" project created by fellow actor and friend D.B. Sweeney.

  • Fort Carson thanks Good Neighbor

    Apr 16, 2010

    Fort Carson recognizes "good neighbor" in annual community relations program.

  • 'Real heart of America' treated to BBQ, music, camaraderie

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Good Ol' Boys, an organization of Texas outdoorsmen and women, put out a Ponderosa-sized spread of brisket, smoked sausage and all the fixings for about 200 military members being treated at Brooke Army Medical Center, along with their Families and friends, at the Warrior and Family Support Center April 8.

  • National Guard, Reserve children get Capitol Hill recognition

    Apr 15, 2010

    When 9-year-old Valerie Gonzalez's father deployed to Kosovo with the California Army National Guard, Valerie got a grant that helped her participate in extracurricular activities.