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  • Army Families are Army Strong

    May 5, 2010

    From April 19-23, Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command gathered at the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., to discuss the challenges of Army Families and how to make Army living better.

  • Farley Elementary hosts thank-you luncheon for USASAC tutors

    May 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Volunteers from the U.S. Army Security Assistance command's Adopt-A-School program were honored at a thank-you luncheon at Farley Elementary School April 28.

  • Duckworth: Asians, Pacific-islanders help keep Army strong

    May 5, 2010

    The Army is celebrating strength through diversity with Asian Pacific American Heritage throughout the month of May.

  • Historic Soldiers honored with memorial in Huntsville

    May 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - After years of hard work by dedicated volunteers and city officials, a little-known group of Soldiers now has a permanent memorial in Huntsville. On April 30, the Buffalo Soldier Memorial Monument was unveiled and dedicated in its new home on Cavalry Hill, just off University Drive. The monument is only one of three known dedications to the historic group of African-American Soldiers in the U.S.

  • Strength in Diversity: Air Force brat turns Army spouse

    May 5, 2010

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany - Growing up, Yolanda Denman was your average child. Well, your average military child.

  • Garrison cuts ribbon for Red Cloud Lodge

    May 5, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Command Sgt. Maj. Peter Burrowes, 2nd Infantry Division command sergeant major; Col. Michael Coss, 2ID chief of staff; Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG Red Cloud commander; and Gordon Niederhauser, Red Cloud Lodge manager, cut a ribbon for the grand opening of the lodge April 26.

  • 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.

  • Strength in Diversity: Cooking with class

    May 5, 2010

    VILSECK, Germany - It was during her husband's first deployment to Iraq that Matthews discovered her love of the culinary arts. Part of a series looking at how the diversity of backgrounds and experiences of Soldiers, family members, civilians and local national contribute to the strength of U.S. Army Europe.

  • Toby Keith performs for Warriors

    May 5, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Country and Western singer Toby Keith (center) sings an encore during his performance for Soldiers and Family members April 29 in the Yongsan Garrison Collier Field House.

  • Parents register children in new Casey school

    May 5, 2010

    Ashley Miller (right), teacher's assistant for Dongducheon International Community School, is paying attention to a detailed description from Kim Yun-pae (left, seated), DODDS registrar, in Maude Hall on Casey Garrison, to learn how to fill out an application for her children to attend the new DoDEA school opening in August.

  • Presidio recognizes employees during Public Service Recognition Week

    May 4, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Garrison leaders will recognize a few of the installation's own outstanding public servants during the Garrison Awards Ceremony 3-4 p.m. Friday at the Weckerling Center. During the event Friday, they will recognize fellow workers for their efforts of going above what is required and for the time they have dedicated working for their country.

  • People of Nicaragua celebrate U.S. Army South's humanitarian mission

    May 4, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (May 4, 2010) - The town of Los Sanchez, Nicaragua celebrated U.S. Army South's humanitarian mission, Beyond the Horizon, with an Appreciation Day last week.

  • Honoring the military's "Everyday Heroes" at West Point

    May 4, 2010

    Smiles from ear-to-ear, screams of laughter and unbridled joy of the West Point community's "Everyday Heroes" resonated throughout a sun-filled majestic afternoon at the Month of the Military Child Luncheon April 24 at the Victor Constant Ski Lodge.

  • Robots reveal realms of science, math to West Point students

    May 4, 2010

    Teachers often explore beyond common curriculum to open up new worlds of learning for their students. West Point Middle School teacher Rooney Coffey has turned to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department to enrich her students' understanding of how their math and science classes can apply to larger areas of study, even robotics.

  • Get some 'green' by going green

    May 4, 2010

    Thanks to a new partnership between Fort McPherson and The Clean Air Campaign (CAC), going green can get people some "green." To help alleviate pollution in the area, the two groups are funding a campaign to increase the amount of people using alternative methods to commute to work. Those who participate can earn $3 a day, up to $100 over three months.

  • Third Army volunteers recognized for service

    May 4, 2010

    From Habitat to Humanity, to tutoring local school children or volunteering for their command's annual holiday party, Third Army/U.S. Army Central volunteers have demonstrated the value of selfless service over the past year by donating their time and attention to their community. Third Army's Family Readiness Group recognized 46 of these volunteers for their service to the community and Third Army during its monthly meeting at Fort McPherson April 22.

  • Volunteers: celebrating people in action

    May 4, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - - As Soldiers, we're reminded countless times, usually in joking tones, that it's in our best interest never to volunteer for anything. Thankfully, there are hundreds of individuals on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem who understand that advice is best not followed.

  • Wranglers Run the Gauntlet & Emerge Filthy

    May 3, 2010

    Filthy and exhausted is apparently how Fort Hood Soldiers and Families like to spend their Saturday mornings. Or just on the day of the mud run. The fourth annual Armed Services YMCA Family Mud Run took place May 1, inviting all willing participants to maneuver the notoriously messy obstacle course...

  • Program empowers special needs youths

    May 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---A program from Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 helps special needs youths gain independence by teaching them various life skills. The SOAR program teaches young adults, ages 18-21, to be Self-advocates, Outgoing, Achieving goals and Responsible citizens, according to Karin Strohmyer, transition coordinator for the District 8 SOAR Program.

  • 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.

  • Thousands Attend III Corps & Fort Hood Safety Day

    May 3, 2010

    The Clear Creek Post Exchange parking lot was filled with fire trucks, military vehicles, games, information booths, and bounce houses Apr. 30 as the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade sponsored the III Corps and Fort Hood Safety Day...

  • Teams train together, emerge friends

    May 3, 2010

    BRUSSELS - American soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Europe Emergency Management Assessment Team had a rare opportunity recently: they lived and trained with a Belgian fire department and worked side-by-side with them during an exercise at Brussels American School.

  • ChiAfA..vres Garrison: New event strengthens partnership

    May 3, 2010

    CHIEVRES, BELGIUM - USAG Benelux was recognized as having the Army's best community relations program in 2009, and ChiAfA..vres Garrison is continuing the effort to strengthen U.S.-Belgian ties through more community relations events.

  • Point Alpha: Remembering those who served on Freedom's Frontier

    Apr 27, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A point of stalemate still serves as a reminder to German and American officials that "liberty cannot be taken for granted."

  • Holocaust in the hills of Tuscany

    Apr 27, 2010

    OLIVETO, Italy-Tucked away in the rolling hills of Tuscany is a small medieval town called Oliveto that has a past that few would ever guess. As part of National Holocaust Days of Remembrance, service members from Camp Darby visited Villa Oliveto, a World War II concentration camp, located a few miles west of Arezzo.

  • BOB on the FOB comes back to Iraq

    Apr 27, 2010

    Merrifield is a member of the personal security detachment for Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, deputy commanding general of operations for United States Forces-Iraq, but in his off time, creates cartoons that have become something of a touchstone for deployed troops and civilians alike.

  • Task Force Rock Soldiers Prepare for Medical Outreach

    Apr 27, 2010

    Soldiers from 2nd Bn., 503rd Inf. Regt., Task Force Rock help prepare for a village medical outreach in the Noorgal district of eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Army Community Covenant celebrates second year

    Apr 26, 2010

    The Army Community Covenant commemorates its two-year anniversary this month with appreciation for communities, organizations and Americans who continue to support Soldiers and their families.

  • Spending quality time with dad

    Apr 26, 2010

    Children from Fort McPherson's Child, Youth and Schools Services (CYSS) pre-kindergarten class eat donuts with their fathers during a "Donuts with Dad" session April 14 at the CYSS building on Fort McPherson. Fathers used the event to share breakfest and time with their children. The program was created to complement a "Muffins with Mom" program held in March.

  • Imagination rains down in bubbles, parachutes

    Apr 26, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - The imaginations of Fort McPherson's youth soared Monday when 36 children from the Child Youth and Schools Services preschool and pre-kindergarten classes took to Hedekin Field on Fort McPherson to play with parachutes, bubble wands and inflatable beach balls. Jocelyn Coleman, U.S. Army Garrison Army Community Service chief, said the event was brainstormed by members of ACS's Family Advocacy Program.

  • Chowin' down: Bucky's holds wing-eating competition

    Apr 26, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - In what turned out to be a competition much tougher than originally predicted, Jason Melofchik, Contract Specialist with the Army Contracting Command, polished away 33 chicken wings in eight minutes during the first chicken wing eating competition at Bucky's here April 15.

  • Surpassing the standard

    Apr 26, 2010

    We have recently surpassed the 200-day mark of this deployment, an event marked by a BBQ attended by members of the Liaison and Monitoring Teams (LMT), which included Soldiers from five nations and seven states. As I attended this celebration I took time to think about what we have accomplished here so far.

  • Shaping the future by remembering the past

    Apr 24, 2010

    Proudly wearing his yamulka, Maj. Michael Milliron, deputy for logistics operations for 1st Infantry Division, sat reverently, his face appearing perplexed.

  • Issues addressed as military, tribal leaders meet

    Apr 24, 2010

    While the stability of the Iraqi government continues to progress as U.S. forces prepare to draw down, everyday issues between both sides remain on the table.

  • 25th ID Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 23, 2010

    Soldiers representing the 25th Infantry Division compete in a week-long competition to determine who is the top Tropic Soldier.

  • 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.

  • Band of Ranger Brothers visit 25th Inf. Div.

    Apr 23, 2010

    Nine Vietnam veterans stand before the 25th Infantry Division Museum's Vietnam exhibit, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, April 21. The veterans served with Company F, 50th Inf. Long Range Patrol, 75th Inf. (Ranger) Regiment, which was attached to the 25th Inf. Div. in Vietnam. During their visit the veterans from Co. F and their wives toured the base, observed Soldiers participating in the division's Best Warrior Competition and ate lunch with Soldiers in a dining facility.

  • Military's New Parents Have Place To Connect

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sometimes Cindy Reiman just wants to go where everybody knows her name - and her kids. Trucks, blocks, balls and other children's toys scatter the floor of building 1413 as kids run from room to room, greeting their friends and indulging in the occasional fight over a toy shopping cart. Cheez-Its, Goldfish and animal crackers are the food of choice, juice boxes the perfect refreshment, and every adult in the room is eligible to tie a shoelace, throw away a Kleenex or replenish the snack bowl. To the outsider, the ChildWise building during Play Mornings may appear to be anything but an oasis, but for moms like Reiman, it's just what the pediatrician ordered.

  • Honor Flight Eyes Final Destination

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Honor Flight Tennessee Valley is getting ready to complete the mission. Yet, even as volunteers wrap up this popular program to fly World War II veterans to visit their memorial in Washington, D.C., it will take longer than planned to bring its wings to the ground.

  • Walking With God Along Army Path

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- God bless ya!" Those words -- most often expressed with excitement and joy, and marked with a smile - follow Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ed Ahl wherever he goes. For him, they are a sincere greeting and an equally sincere farewell to the Soldiers, civilians and contractors he sees every day in his position as the chaplain for the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Chapel Congregation Contributes To Crisis Child Care Coffers

    Apr 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Bicentennial Chapel patrons reached into their pockets on Easter Sunday to help military family members. Their designated offering of $5,966.85 to the Total Tots program will provide for free child care for military families in need.

  • Huachuca 'keeps promise' to Army Families with new Child Development Center

    Apr 23, 2010

  • 'Shining Stars' honored during National Volunteer Month

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- April is National Volunteer Month, and last week was Fort Huachuca Volunteer Week. In keeping with the tradition of recognizing those who donate their time in service to others, three Volunteers of the Year for 2009 were honored April 15, along with other "Shining Stars" during a luncheon at Fort Huachuca's Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • CG's Challenge Walk Wednesday

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Fort Sill's commanding general challenges the entire community students, Soldiers, family members and civilians to get involved with fitness at the spring Commanding General's Challenge Community Walk Wednesday. The walk begins and ends on the Fort Sill Polo Field. The walk, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m., is open to the public and is held in conjunction with the Southwestern Oklahoma community and local schools.

  • Fort Bragg Red Cross recognizes volunteers

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Last week, during the 2010 Celebration of American Red Cross and Womack Army Medical Center Volunteers ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club, over 450 volunteers who had given over 69,000 combined hours of service in the past year were recognized.

  • Fort Bragg Families of fallen Soldiers enjoy weekend at Victory Junction Camp

    Apr 23, 2010

    Eighteen Families from Fort Bragg were able to leave their grief, anger and despair behind at Timkin Tunnel and enter into a 'slice of heaven on earth' at Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, N.C. during a weekend of fun April 16 through 18.

  • Stand Down helps homeless vets 'get back on track'

    Apr 22, 2010

    Two hundred and fifty-three homeless veterans and nearly 500 needy veterans who came to Operation Stand Down 2010 Saturday at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Hosted by the South Atlantic Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc., the event featured 158 organizations offering aide to veterans.

  • Family Entertainment Center open for fun

    Apr 22, 2010

    During the grand opening ceremony of the Family Entertainment Center Friday, the community was introduced to a new on-post entertainment option.

  • Stewart, Hunter hold Great MWR Yard Sale

    Apr 22, 2010

  • Fiesta at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 22, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Fort Sam Houston hosted a Fiesta event April 18. Fiesta runs April 15-25 throughout San Antonio.

  • Cole sixth-grade students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Sixth-grade students from Robert G. Cole Middle School celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day April 14 with the planting of two drought-resistant Redbud trees.

  • West Point cadet Combat Weapons Team earns national championship

    Apr 22, 2010

    What began as a cold, dreary day turned into a terrific glowing victory and a national championship for the cadets competing April 10 as part of the West Point Combat Weapons Team. The team traveled to the Hartford Gun Club in Connecticut to take on other academy teams at the Joint Service Academy Combat Weapons Competition.

  • Volunteer of the Year Awards acknowledges dedicated, caring people

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 300 people attended the Volunteer of the Year Recognition ceremony April 15 at the Sam Houston Club to recognize individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond in donating time, dedication and commitment to the community.

  • West Point Cadets 'Win the Peace' in Jersey City

    Apr 22, 2010

    One might think that a trip section consisting of Egyptian food for breakfast, Pakistani cuisine for lunch and Indian food for dinner would take place at the United Nations or at an international business meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. However, this trip section took place down the road in Jersey City, N.J. Fourteen cadets from the Department of Social Science's XH467 "Winning the Peace" class visited the multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural community in Jersey City April 15-17, in an effort to better understand different cultures, religious groups and the dynamics of building cross-cultural relationships.

  • Army Earth Day - April 22, 2010

    Apr 22, 2010

    On April 22, the United States Army joined the Nation in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day provides the Army with the opportunity to reassert our commitment to environmental sustainability and energy security critical to protecting the earth, protecting lives and supporting our mission requirements.

  • Singer-Soldier Takes Talent to Town

    Apr 22, 2010

    Army Sustainment Command Soldier shares talent with townfolk

  • Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House event set for May 15

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy will host its annual Armed Forces Day Open House Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. The event is free and open to the public. The 2010 Armed Forces Day theme is "United in Strength." The Commemorative Area, with its park-like setting, will serve as the "hub" for all activities.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Names Volunteer of the Year

    Apr 21, 2010

    The commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command acknowledged four outstanding volunteers for giving of their time and talents during a ceremony on the back lanai of his quarters, Apr. 14, recognizing one as the 8th TSC Volunteer of the Year.

  • White House looking for Army's best drivers

    Apr 21, 2010

    Recruiters from the White House Transportation Agency went to Fort Hood, Texas, to find the Army's best drivers. The recruiters targeted specific transportation type units within III Corps such as the 4th Sustainment Brigade and 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • Warriors post near record times during 10km run

    Apr 20, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Warriors and Families ran hard from start to finish during a 10km race that took place at the Casey Hanson Field House April 10.

  • Start Smart Program for military children begins

    Apr 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Military spouses and their children gathered on the Red Cloud Garrison Softball Field April 15 to learn Start Smart Baseball, a program operated by Child Youth and School Services.

  • Volunteer Recognition

    Apr 20, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Infantry Division, speaks at the 2010 U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Volunteer Recognition Week opening rally April 19. Volunteers are being recognized and honored for their service during events throughout the week .

  • Environmental Division of DPW says "we do recycle"

    Apr 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Recently, the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works received an anonymous negative Interactive Customer Evaluation comment wondering why Area I does not recycle in this age of environmentalism.

  • Children celebrate Month of the Military Child on Red Cloud

    Apr 20, 2010

    Children draw on the floor of the pavilion across from the Army Community Service Office with supervision from parents during a picnic celebrating the Month of the Military Child April 16.

  • Holocaust rememberance calls on brotherly love

    Apr 20, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The idea of brotherly love was cast about the audience attending an observance remembering the Nazi Holocaust inflicted on more than four million Jews during WWII April 16 in the Red Cloud Garrison Commanding General's Mess.

  • 2ID Warriors make history during exercise

    Apr 20, 2010

    RODRIGUEZ RANGE - Armor crewmen, gunners, infantrymen, artillerymen and Soldiers wearing the 2nd Infantry Division Indianhead patch made history with Republic of Korea Army soldiers as they participated in a Combined Live Fire Exercise April 15 on Rodriguez Range.

  • Korean Service Corps trains on North Star

    Apr 20, 2010

    NORTH STAR RANGE - The 15th Korean Service Corps Company located on Camp Stanley gathered all 169 members together at North Star Range to train, evaluate, and test themselves in 17 special Army Warrior Tasks in accordance with the U.S. Army Soldiers Manual. They trained in a simulated field environment using training aids and left-behind equipment, which would simulate the same conditions if a shooting war resumed on the peninsula. The training took 48 hours beginning April 14 and ending the 15.

  • Families gather for Month of the Military Child breakfast

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - About 150 people took advantage of the Month of the Military Child pancake breakfast April 10 at School Age Services. The free breakfast consisted of pancakes, sausage links, fruit salad, orange juice and coffee. "It's a great time for Families to come out and just enjoy being a Family together with no stress over cooking or anything like that," said Cheryl Greathouse, Child, Youth and School Services administrator.

  • Military Police conduct motorcycle mentorship

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Harleys, Hondas and Suzukis lined the sidewalk in front of the 287th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion building April 9. It didn't matter how long each rider had been riding or what they rode. They were all part of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program. With the roar of engines the program kicked off with a short ride around Fort Riley to Moon Lake where Chap. (Maj.) Daniel Jones blessed the bikes.

  • One man can make a difference

    Apr 20, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The former environmental division chief at the Army's Daegu Korea installation received recognition at the Army's annual Installation Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

  • U.S. Army South participates in Fiesta

    Apr 20, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston, Texas (April 19, 2010) - U.S. Army South joined other commands to celebrate Fiesta during the Fort Sam Houston Fiesta celebration held here April 18.

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

    Apr 20, 2010

  • Colorful cast educates children on character

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. - On Monday, the children of Fort McPherson got a chance to learn about character from a cast of colorful characters. A showing of Aca,!A"Character County,Aca,!A? a musical puppet show, was held at the Fort McPherson Post Theater to entertain, as well as educate, children on the virtues and aspects of developing good character.

  • Magician makes boredom disappear

    Apr 20, 2010

    Magician Greg McMahan may have made a handkerchief disappear, transformed a ball into a cube and made an inanimate raccoon jump through a Aca,!A"ring of fire,Aca,!A? but the real magic came from the enjoyment seen in childrenAca,!a,,cs faces at the Wizard of Odd magic show April 7. The show, held at Jacobs Park on Fort McPherson, featured Family entertainment specialist McMahan, who said his act can best be described as a clown performing magic.

  • Louisiana leaders learn from Fort Polk

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Leadership Central Louisiana, an eight-month noncredit course run by Louisiana State University in Alexandria, visited Fort Polk March 25. Programs such as these are usually a function of a town's chamber of commerce, but LSUA took over eight years ago from the city as a natural extension of its continuing education.

  • New exchange opens on Fort Polk April 29

    Apr 19, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- The Joint Readiness Center and Fort Polk have waited expectantly for a new Main Post Exchange for months. Dreams become reality April 29 - the grand opening of the new exchange takes place at 9 a.m.

  • Schofield Soldiers, spouses compete in multi-service bowling tournament

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Fort Carson thanks Good Neighbor

    Apr 16, 2010

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

  • SACVET stand down scheduled for Saturday: Event to provide one-stop aid to area homeless veterans

    Apr 15, 2010

    As many as 600 homeless veterans will be helped Saturday during the South Atlantic Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc.'s Operation Stand Down 2010, representatives from the organization said.

  • Keep your hands off that - it could be dangerous

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The weather is staying warm and Fort Sill residents and members of the local community are looking for adventures outdoors. If they're out on Fort Sill's ranges, some of the items they might pick up can lead to more than adventure. Fort Sill Range Control officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordnance and about areas of post off limits to everyone. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly -- a "dud."

  • Inaugural Walk for Autism

    Apr 15, 2010

    Over 400 participants came together for Fort Campbell's first official Walk for Autism April 10 at the Division Parade Field.

  • 470th MI Brigade's Strong Bonds aims to keep marriage working

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- What do children, work, school, extracurricular activities, social commitments, Family obligations, societal pressures and unforeseen circumstances have in common'

  • Miss Alabama contestants visit Fort Rucker

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Miss Alabama Liz Cochran and 13 other women vying for her state title visited Fort Rucker April 9 to learn about military life and entertain Soldiers during the 2010 Salute to the Troops tour.

  • Survivor shares story during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Army Community Service hosted the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month kick-off ceremony April 7. About 100 Soldiers, civilians and leadership focused on this year's campaign message that sexual assault affects mission readiness through the campaign's theme "Hurts one. Affects all," and slogan; "Preventing sexual assault is everyone's duty."

  • '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.

  • Resident Center unveiled during ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Fort Sam Houston Officers Club, Building 407, was officially unveiled as the renovated Main Resident Center April 9. Lincoln Military Housing hosted a week-long open house last July to introduce the neighborhood to the new facility.

  • Albert Schweitzer tournament wraps up in Germany

    Apr 15, 2010

    MANNHEIM, Germany - If someone had predicted a week ago that a German team would be facing Australia in the championship game, their sanity and knowledge of basketball may have been questioned. But that's exactly what happened in the final match of the 25th Albert Schweitzer Basketball Tournament at the Benjamin Franklin Village Sports Arena, in Mannheim.

  • Auto Skills Center taking care of Families

    Apr 14, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., April 1, 2010 - The Auto Skills Center here is offering to help military spouses, whose loved ones have or will deploy, stay safe by caring for and maintaining their vehicles.

  • Tobyhanna program honors servicemembers

    Apr 14, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.--Tobyhanna Army Depot established the Warfighter of the Quarter Award to strengthen the ties between warfighters and the Tobyhanna work force, which repairs, maintains and integrates many of the high-tech systems used by the Armed Forces to accomplish their missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers visited by state representatives

    Apr 14, 2010

    Army leaders and state and local representatives visited the 811th Ordnance Company in Rainelle, W.V., to discuss concerns about healthcare, mobilization, training and employer relations with Soldiers and their families.

  • Soldier receives degree using CLEP

    Apr 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Guzman was lauded for completing 18 College Level Examination Programs and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests April 9 in Red Cloud Garrison's Freeman Hall.

  • Arbor Day plants roots of friendship in Kolsandong

    Apr 14, 2010

    Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey command sergeant major, Brent Abare, USAG-Casey deputy garrison commander, and residents from Kolsandong Village throw shovels of dirt on the roots of a newly planted cherry tree in celebration of Arbor Day April 5 in Kolsandong Village. The event served to plant the roots of friendship and support among Soldiers and the community of Kolsandong as well as celebrate the good relationship Soldiers and the community have had in the past.

  • 2ID Commander reads story to children on Red Cloud

    Apr 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON - Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander, read a story to military children at the Red Cloud Library April 6.

  • ECBC workforce supports new mentorship program

    Apr 13, 2010

    Looking to make a difference in the lives of local students, nine employees from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center lent their support to a new six-week mentoring program that kicked off April 13 at Edgewood Middle School in Harford County, Md.

  • Healing is a team effort for Madigan social workers

    Apr 13, 2010

    About 70 members of Madigan Army Medical Center's Department of Social Work spent a recent afternoon at the downtown Tacoma YMCA, but they didn't go to exercise. Instead, they were taking part in team-building tasks to celebrate National Social Work Month.

  • Madigan employees are engaged community partners

    Apr 13, 2010

    Employees at Madigan Healthcare System take part in many different community events, but some employees go above and beyond to give back to the South Sound community.

  • Madigan throws party for 4-year-old fighting cancer

    Apr 13, 2010

    It wasn't her birthday, however it was a party to honor Abigail's fight for her life. After almost a year of treatments at Madigan Army Medical Center for rhabdomyosarcoma, a muscle cancer, Abigail has ended chemotherapy and is now in remission.

  • 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.'

  • 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.

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