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  • Fort Polk, communities reaffirm covenant

    Aug 3, 2009

    State, local, and military leaders met at Fort Polk July 23 to pledge to continue working together. They re-signed and reaffirmed the Army Community Covenant, first signed June 16, 2008. The re-signing came during a Polk Progress Update, held at Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk headquarters.

  • Class teaches kids how to stay safe when home alone

    Jul 31, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Children learned how to be responsible and take charge when they're home alone during a class at the Kalakaua Community Center, here, July 22.

  • Rock Island Arsenal launches social media sites

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal can now be found on many of your favorite social media web sites including Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.

  • APG quilters donate 37 quilts to Wounded Warriors

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Logistics Interns Perform Community Project

    Jul 30, 2009

    New interns at the AMCOM Integrated Materiel Management Center put their training into practice in the local community. They volunteered July 2 at the Downtown Rescue Mission's second annual Fourth of July celebration. Their meeting was facilitated by the Uplift class offered by AMCOM G-1, which takes its participants on an in-depth journey through the Army's seven core values. The July 2 activity was part of the Selfless Service lesson.

  • Soldiers, civilians volunteer at local retirement home

    Jul 30, 2009

    Troops, alongside civilian volunteers, went to the Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility in Ludowici, to visit senior citizens living in the retirement home, July 25. The visit was sponsored by the Winn Army Community Hospital. Those who went gave up their Saturday morning to entertain the members of the Coastal Manor.

  • Students Gain Engineering Experience

    Jul 29, 2009

    The average age of workers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center probably dips during the summer. That's when select high school students join the work force to gain experience as future engineers and scientists. The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program is an Army education outreach to provide learning experiences and hands-on application in research laboratories. Sixteen students participated in the eight-week program which concluded last week.

  • Korean and American exchange students explore Yongsan

    Jul 29, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - More than 50 Korean and U.S. college students took a tour of Yongsan Garrison July 22. For most of them, it was their first visit to a military installation, and an eye-opening experience.

  • Community Services earns 3rd accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's Army Community Services (ACS) received its third accreditation certificate on July 7.

  • Computer engineer mentors students on virtual careers

    Jul 27, 2009

    While most people can play computer games only after work or on the weekends, Picatinny computer engineers have made computer animation their full-time careers.

  • 3-61 CAV Soldiers meet with locals in Nishagam village

    Jul 26, 2009

    a photo slideshow showing Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment speaking with local villagers about potential voting sites.

  • TF Warrior connecting people of Bamyan with better opportunities and services

    Jul 25, 2009

    Two ribbon cutting ceremonies for new roads are held in Shibar and Kahmard districts

  • Soldiers give the gift of speech

    Jul 22, 2009

    After Soldier's from 1st Bn., 32nd Inf., 10th Mountain Division, heard about a village elder in the Kunar Province who had lost his voice box due to cancer, during a routine patrol, the Soldiers decided to help the man speak again.

  • Neighborhood watch program needs community volunteers

    Jul 20, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) police bicycle unit is looking for residents to take part in the Neighborhood Watch Program, at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

  • Youth spend "A day with Strykers"

    Jul 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Most 11-year olds donAca,!a,,ct have the opportunity to jump in and out of armored vehicles, test out engagement skills trainer simulators and share stories with real Soldiers.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Annual garrison outing celebrates joint German American workforce

    Jul 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The country-style setting of a family-owned restaurant and biergarten, provided a festive and laid-back atmosphere for the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's workforce's annual outing July 2.

  • Program to help Fort Riley teens get work experience

    Jul 16, 2009

  • Riceboro community keeps kids in school

    Jul 16, 2009

    For the past 11 years, LeCounte, with the help of the community, Fort Stewart, the 3rd Infantry Division and local sponsors, has held an Annual Back to School Rally for the city of Riceboro and its surrounding areas.

  • TARDEC to Support Southeastern Michigan Automotive-Robotics Initiative

    Jul 15, 2009

    The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center is taking part in an effort to partner Michigan's automotive-based companies with Department of Defense robotic requirements. Several organizations are coming together to create an Automotive-Robotics Cluster July 28 and 29 at Oakland University, Rochester, MI. TARDEC is co-hosting the event with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Great Lakes Chapter.

  • First joint U.S.-Vietnamese medical readiness exercise continues

    Jul 14, 2009

    The first bilateral Medical Readiness Exercise, co-hosted by Vietnam and the United States, is intended to improve medical interoperability between the Military Medical Department of Vietnamese People's Army and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Strong Beginnings: Pilot program prepares Pre-K children for the classroom

    Jul 13, 2009

    Two U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Child Development Centers (CDC) have been helping children transition from preschool to kindergarten through an Army pilot program called Strong Beginnings Pre-K.

  • Spouse encourages families to 'get hopping' with Space-A travel

    Jul 13, 2009

    Army spouse give tips on traveling taking military Space-Available Flights.

  • Space Camp Encourages Children to Explore Science

    Jul 10, 2009

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- For the 13th year, the Air Space and Missile Defense Association (ASMDA) provided 16 scholarships to children to attend a one-week Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center here.

  • Carson firefighters assist with fire, save life

    Jul 10, 2009

    Fort Carson firefighters from PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site responded to an off-post fire in Las Animas County, Colo., July 8.

  • DES Police Academy carries SOMD Torch during annual run

    Jul 9, 2009

  • APG youths get motivational tips from Greater Baltimore Junior Miss

    Jul 9, 2009

  • Scouts clean up Arlington National Cemetery site

    Jul 9, 2009

  • Warriors compete with Korean students in speech contest

    Jul 9, 2009

    Six American Soldiers and 10 Korean students competed for the best speaker in the 11th annual Korean/English speech contest, which took place June 24 in the USAG-Red Cloud Theatre.

  • Space and Missile Defense Soldiers Teach Middle-School Students

    Jul 8, 2009

    At the Galileo School of Math and Science in Colorado Springs, Soldiers from SMDC/ARSTRAT's two brigades volunteered to teach applications of sciences to the brilliant young students at this magnet middle school. The sessions are part of a new partnership between Colorado Springs School District 11 and the command.

  • Fort Lewis, prison share unique goal of restoring native prairie land

    Jul 6, 2009

    The relationship might be an unconventional one, but together Fort Lewis and the Stafford Creek Correctional Facility share a common goal - restoring native prairies. The grasses native to the prairies, which are primarily located at Fort Lewis, have been crowded out by invasive species. Stafford Creek offenders began the reintroduction process of indigenous prairie grasses by sowing five different types, while Fort Lewis will later receive the cells and plant them in an on-post nursery.

  • Ex-Mayor Cherishes Redstone Relationship

    Jul 2, 2009

    It doesn't matter if she is Huntsville's mayor or not, Loretta Spencer is on a mission. She is a front-row supporter of the synergistic relationship between Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal, continuing to be part of the local military community in any way possible to further that relationship, despite no longer leading city government. "Not only do I want to stay involved with the military community, I think I should," Spencer said. "You don't do something day and night for 12 years and then walk away from it. I feel the need to be involved and supportive. I still want to help and serve, but now it is just in a different way."

  • NCO firefighter ties together German and American community

    Jul 1, 2009

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • From academia to the Arsenal: 22 interns get Army experience at RIA

    Jun 30, 2009

    Interns from throughout the country are learning to work for one of the most important organizations in the world ... the U.S. Army. As 22 college students are learning, the Minority College Relations Program is turning out to be the experience of a lifetime.

  • German-American initiative promotes resource conservation

    Jun 30, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden garrison environmental engineers joined their host nation counterparts on Wiesbaden Army Airfield June 17 to look at ways to improve energy conservation efforts.

  • The United States Army Field Band rocks the Midwest

    Jun 30, 2009

  • TNI-AD, U.S. engineers complete HCA projects

    Jun 29, 2009

    BANDUNG, Indonesia - Approximately 86 engineers from the Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Ankatan Darat, or Indonesian Army, and the 624th Engineer Battalion (Vertical), Utah Army National Guard marked the completion of three Humanitarian Civic Assistance projects with ceremonies at the sites June 28.

  • Army Field Band shares stage with Jazz greats

    Jun 29, 2009

    There was a lot of "looking up" going on when the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band performed at Music Education Week in Washington, D.C., for MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

  • Junior shooters get tips from Olympians at summer camp

    Jun 29, 2009

    For some kids, a chance to hang out with and pick the brain of a U.S. Olympian or Soldier would be the highlight of the summer.

  • Youths learns lessons on leadership with LeadAmerica, Fort McPherson Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    Leaders aren't born, they are sculpted through time through experience, education, trials and tribulation. Seventy students from around the country participating in the LeadAmerica Youth Leadership Organization received such lessons in leadership from the hammer and chisel of the U.S. Army at Fort McPherson June 17.

  • First Pitch

    Jun 23, 2009

  • NCOs band together to assist local food bank

    Jun 23, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- USAG Schinnen noncommissioned officers volunteered part of their weekends in May to make possible a donation of $1000 in food items to the Stichting Voedselbank Limburg Zuid (South Limburg Food Bank) June 19.

  • Big Island community joins PTA in birthday celebrations

    Jun 20, 2009

    HILO, Hawaii - Runners and walkers, from as far north as Honakaa and military veterans and supporters from as far south as Kau, came to Queen Liliuokalani Park, here, and joined the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) command and civilian employees in celebrating the U.S. Army's 234th birthday with a 5K Fun Run/Walk, June 13.

  • Mobile counseling center extends VA outreach

    Jun 19, 2009

    A new mobile vet center joins 49 others across the country in an effort to find and help combat veterans and victims of military sexual assault who can't or won't make it to VA hospitals and centers. The motor coach will carry many of the services offered by the Tacoma Vet Center to the farthest reaches of Western Washington, to the places where studies suggest the greatest need resides. Franco Young of the Tacoma Vet Center estimated the veteran population in Washington at 650,000, among the highest in the country.

  • Jazz Ambassador Shares K.I.S.S. with Music Educators

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Fort Campbell dads learn from those who know best

    Jun 19, 2009

    A recent seminar for new fathers at Fort Campbell was sweetly interrupted. During the question and answer session, a toddler suddenly burst into the Family Resource Center conference room. "Daddy, Daddy!" shouted little Emily Strother. The 2-year-old raced around tables and chairs to get to the arms of Pfc. Scott Strother. The roomful of soon-to-be fathers, rookie fathers and been-there-done-that fathers laughed out loud.

  • After loss, Fort Riley captain starts support group for parents who have lost babies

    Jun 18, 2009

    Fort Riley Army Captain starts a support group for women who experience miscarrigaes during their pregnancies.

  • Youth perform play in honor of Army birthday

    Jun 18, 2009

    Fort Riley's School Age Services organization helped the children wish the Army & the 1st ID a happy birthday during their play, 'Sam the Dog."

  • Post celebrates Army, 1st ID Birthdays

    Jun 18, 2009

    the 1st ID celebrated its birthday along with the Army's 234th Birthday.

  • Fort Leavenworth SAMC plants garden at Dragoon Wall

    Jun 18, 2009

    A new garden on post honors Fort Leavenworth Soldiers deployed in the past, present and future. Members of the Fort Leavenworth Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and community gathered June 12 at the new garden along the historic Dragoon Wall on post. The beautification project along the wall included weather-hardy plants and two yellow rose bushes.

  • Students receive a lesson in history, life

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Blue Grass Army Depot "Excels" in KY EXCEL Program

    Jun 18, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot uses the KY EXCEL program to improve its environmental initiatives and enhance its environmental program.

  • West Point's Ready Raccoon helps with emergency preparedness info

    Jun 18, 2009

    Story and photo about Ready Racoon, the emergency preparedness mascot at West Point

  • D-Day Commemoration, Abilene, KS - 1st Infantry Division participation

    Jun 17, 2009

    Photos of D-Day celebration in Abilene, Kan., featuring Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Preserving a Legacy Brick-by-Brick

    Jun 17, 2009

    When her husband died in February, Jackie Dannenberg wanted to honor him and his work at Redstone. Konrad Dannenberg was a member of Dr. Wernher von Braun's rocket team. He worked for Marshall Space Flight Center as the deputy manager of the Saturn program for 13 years. After his retirement, he helped initiate the Space Camp program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. There he worked to teach students the importance of space exploration.

  • Space Soldiers partner with Knights of Heroes

    Jun 17, 2009

    DIVIDE, Colo. Aca,!" This week in the beautiful Colorado outdoors just south of Divide, Colo., 26 boys spanning the ages of seven to 17 from all around the nation are enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime camping experience courtesy of a non-profit organization known as the Knights of Heroes in cooperation with the One Good Turn Ranch Aca,!" and a little help from Army Space Soldiers from the 1st Space Battalion.

  • Fort Monmouth interns show JROTC students 'high tech' side of the Army

    Jun 17, 2009

    Using computer-based trainers and video games, two U.S. Army interns from Fort Monmouth offered valuable insight into their work to 50 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students at the Army Experience Center in Philadelphia, May 8 and 9. Jarad Wormley and Jason Rudolph hoped to enlighten the ninth through 12th-graders on what it means to be in the Army from a software engineer's perspective.

  • Republic of Korea Air Force airmen graduate from conversational English course

    Jun 17, 2009

    27 Republic of Korea Air Force airmen successfully completed the first Conversational English course and were honored during a ceremony at the Republic of Korea Air Force Compound adjacent to Humphreys Garrison on May 28. The course is the first in an on-going series of courses supported by U.S. active duty and Civilian volunteer instructors from throughout US Army Garrison Humphreys. The first course ran about six weeks and was staffed by 15 volunteer instructors.

  • Virginia Governor commits the Commonwealth to support Army children

    Jun 16, 2009

    Surrounded by Army children, Gov. Tim Kaine ceremonially signed a General Assembly bill to enact the Military Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunities for Military Children during a June 16 ceremony at the Virginia Capitol building.

  • Ailing teen becomes a Soldier for a day

    Jun 16, 2009

    Lately Kayla Colyer-Platzer's reality has been consumed with her battle against Hodgkin's disease. However, the 15-year-old high school student was able to get a break from her worries Monday when she became a Soldier for a day at Fort Greely.

  • Fort Jackson, Columbia Blowfish Celebrate Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2009

    The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted 3,600 Soldiers on June 6 for Military Appreciation Night at the Columbia Blowfish baseball game. In honor of the Army's 234th birthday, Soldiers were provided free tickets, hotdogs, cokes, and a fireworks show after the game.

  • Blackhawk family members build camaraderie, understanding through military-style competition

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Much like their Soldier counterparts in the desert, spouses of the 172nd Infantry Brigade dodged bullets, marched with weapons and practiced their shots June 3 during brigade's Spouses' Shootout Challenge. The day-long event took place at Camp Aachen in Grafenwoehr, and while several bruises, paint splatters, and sweat stains were evident after the challenge, participants cheered and clapped with enthusiasm for each other during the final awards ceremony. The children of the brigade joined forces June 6 for a similar event, the Wee-EIB.

  • Grafenwoehr student suits up for Space Camp

    Jun 16, 2009

    GRAFEWOEHR, Germany - This summer, one Grafenwoehr Middle School student will be hanging out in zero gravity, preparing for a Space Shuttle missions and experiencing the heart-stopping G-Force of a rocket launch. Philip Ramirez, a seventh grader at Netzaberg Middle school, was awarded a full scholarship to NASA Space Camp this June in Huntsville, Ala. The Bernard Curtis Brown II scholarship is offered through the Military Child Education Coalition to all children enrolled in grades six through nine and have a parent on active duty in the military.

  • Secretary Geren celebrates Army birthday with Army children

    Jun 15, 2009

    As the Army celebrated 234 years of service, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren stopped by Fort Myer's Cody Child Development Center Monday to make sure the youngest members of the Army family were appreciated.

  • Atlanta Falcons travel to Kelley Hill to support 3rd HBCT Soldiers

    Jun 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division welcomed 10 Atlanta Falcon football players and 10 dancers from the team's cheerleading squad to Kelley Hill on Fort Benning, June 8.

  • Watervliet Arsenal, political leaders unify on the Army's Birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

  • Chicago Celebrates the Army's 234th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army celebrated its 234th Birthday in Daley Center, Chicago June 11, 2009. Honored guests included Mr. Dan Grant, the Director of Veterans Affairs for the State of Illinois, Mr. John Scully, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, Command Sergeant Major William P. Lindo, CSM for the Military Entrance Processing Command, and Medal of Honor Recipient Mr. Allen J. Lynch. Musical performances during the ceremony were conducted by the 85th Army Band, Ms. Alison Ruble, USO of Illinois and Mr. Joe Cantafio, 101st Division Rock band. A Morell Award and Recruiter ring were presented during the ceremony where over 25 new enlistees were sworn in.

  • Discover Korea: Why do Koreans bow'

    Jun 12, 2009

    With more than 5,000 years of history, Korea is rich in tradition. One of those traditions, bowing, has roots in the Three Kingdoms era. Visitors to Korea may consider adopting the tradition of bowing during their stay.

  • Youngsters Blast Off for Space Camp

    Jun 11, 2009

    Evelyn Fox had an idea in 1984 to establish a scholarship program that would help the children of Redstone military personnel attend Space Camp. She along with the help of others created the Army Community Service Space Camp Scholarship. The program celebrated its 25th anniversary Thursday by awarding 11 scholarships to Space Camp, Space Academy and Aviation Challenge.

  • Father's Legacy Picnic allows families to interact, eat, play

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Community Salutes Armed Forces

    Jun 11, 2009

    Huntsville's love and support of the military - and particularly Redstone Arsenal -- will once again take center stage during the annual Armed Forces Celebration, June 13-21. The weeklong event will offer something for everyone, including a patriotic outdoor concert complete with military displays, a dinner event with one of the Army's top generals, a high-energy Soldier Show and military discounts at local attractions. "This community is appreciative of its military all year round, day in and day out," said Larry Capps, chairman of the Armed Forces Week Planning Committee of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. "But each year we set aside a specific week to especially thank the Soldiers and all the members of the armed forces and their families for their commitment, dedication and sacrifice.

  • Humanitarian Aid to Sri Lanka

    Jun 10, 2009

    In today's world of economic disasters, unemployment levels not seen in 25 years, and the vast majority of mankind unwilling reach out and help someone, a small group of Japanese and Americans joined together this week to prepare products destined to Sri Lanka.

  • Garrison staff and guests start Army 234th Birthday celebration on the West Point ferry

    Jun 10, 2009

    Photo/caption of Army Birthday cake cutting ceremony June 7 at West Point

  • RIA-JMTC partners with local college and receives award

    Jun 9, 2009

    RIA-JMTC and Black Hawk College received the Business/Industry Partnership award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association at a ceremony held in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes an Illinois business that has built a successful workforce-training alliance with a local community college.

  • Army exhibits advanced technologies to top students in nation

    Jun 9, 2009

    Capturing teenagers' attention wasn't a problem for the U.S. Army as it showcased cutting-edge technologies, May 28, during one of the nation's top high school's Symposium to Advance Research in Alexandria, Va.

  • Americans, French, Germans gather to honor Normandy veterans at famed Mont Saint Michel

    Jun 9, 2009

    LE MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France - U.S. and allied servicemembers, World War II veterans, local dignitaries and others honored the memory of those who fought in the D-Day invasion at a ceremony at the foot of famed Mont Saint Michel, June 4.

  • Seattle Seahawks get a taste of Army training, values

    Jun 8, 2009

    It was billed as a team-building event, but the Seattle Seahawks left Fort Lewis, Wash., June 4, with an education and genuine appreciation for the Army.

  • Ask the Commander: latest communication aid

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Army Hawaii community has a new communications tool to ask questions about community issues and concerns directly to the garrison commander, appropriately called "Ask the Commander."

  • Army Strong Experience connects, motivates

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Army Strong Experience, hosted by Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, Commanding General, U.S. Army Accessions Command, is a two-day immersive, multi-dimensional Army experience for senior centers of influence (COIs) designed to educate and encourage them to become active advocates for the Army.

  • Army Strong Experience inspires civilian leaders

    Jun 4, 2009

    This year's Army Strong Experience reached its apex today with a keynote address by Secretary of the Army Pete Geren.

  • Texas Governor Perry signs legislation to help children in military families

    Jun 1, 2009

    Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 90, authorizing Texas to join 19 other states in the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children Saturday. Nineteen other states have signed their own similar acts. Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Vermont, and Washington have also signed similar addressing the educational concerns of military children, many of whom will attend up to nine schools during their K-12 careers.

  • The 4th IA MiTT: Helping Iraqis to Improve Iraq

    May 30, 2009

    The 4th IA MiTT works alongside the 4th IA Div. at Forward Operating Base Dagger, just outside of Tikrit, in an advisory role. Their primary function being to assist their IA partners in improving their operations and supporting the Iraqi people within their area of operations.

  • 4th annual motorcycle rally stresses safety

    May 29, 2009

  • First Army leadership conference teaches students skills for life

    May 29, 2009

    Teaching the Army values of Duty, Honor, Integrity, Selfless Service and more, five First Army NCOs and more than 60 fifth-graders from W. A. Fountain Elementary School, First Army's partner in education school, enjoyed a morning discussing what traits make good leaders and good citizens May 20.

  • Soldiers, Veterans Honored by Atlanta Braves

    May 29, 2009

    In honor of Memorial Day, the Atlanta Braves recognized current military members and veterans in a ceremony prior to their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Turner Field in Atlanta, May 23.

  • Marne Soldiers Visit Veterans, Show Appreciation

    May 29, 2009

    Appreciation toward Soldiers of today's Army is illustrated on a daily basis. Whether rendering a handshake at the airport or just saying 'thank you' to troops at the post office, respect and support for Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom veterans is ever present. Unfortunately, Vietnam-era and other past-war veterans can contest the nation's support has not always been so eminent.

  • Red Cloud Fire Chief serves elderly

    May 28, 2009

    John Cook (right), USAG-RC fire chief, serves food to elderly people as a volunteer along with Shim, Pyoung-Kang, 2nd Fire & disaster Management Headquarters director, who organized the food pantry. The food pantry, which opened May 13, provides free food every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday aided by Gyeonggi Province. Chief Cook was invited to attend the opening ceremony and do voluteer work.

  • Soldiers, families share excitement of Korean baseball

    May 27, 2009

    Over 200 Soldiers from the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division were invited to SeoulAca,!a,,cs Jamsil Olympic Stadium to watch two of KoreaAca,!a,,cs professional baseball teams duke it out.

  • Korean Good Neighbor English Camp

    May 27, 2009

    Kyrsten McLaughlin, Seoul American high school student, teaches Kim, Tae-hyun, Gwanggok High School student (left), and Kim, Hyung-tae, Gyungmoon High School student (right), how to use a digital single lens reflex camera at a photography class, Yongsan Garrison, May 22. Sixty Korean students participated in the five-day long annual Good Neighbor English Camp hosted by the United States Forces Korea Public Affairs office this year.

  • Soldiers spend free time volunteering

    May 22, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Gordon in the Intermediate-Level Education program spend their free time volunteering at a local food bank.

  • West Point, area law enforcement host child seat safety inspection

    May 21, 2009

    Story and photo about childe safety seat event at West Point

  • Carson Soldiers step up for Special Olympics

    May 20, 2009

    Fort Carson Soldiers from the 43rd Sustainment Brigade volunteer and help out with a Special Olympics meet in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Carson opens up gates to public

    May 20, 2009

  • NCO shares his love of the Army with school children

    May 20, 2009

    As seventh graders from Blackmon Middle School filed off their school buses and made their way down to Essenbager Field, Staff Sgt. Terry Jones, a platoon sergeant in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood perfectly still. The red guidon in his right hand was held firmly and he stared stoically forward as the children in his platoon flowed around him. Many made jokes and giggled at his military bearing, not knowing what to make of it.

  • ARL volunteers encouraging students' participation in science, engineering

    May 16, 2009

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory volunteers are helping to give a number of high school students the opportunity to work with robotics technology and may help them get college scholarships in preparation for careers in science and engineering.

  • Carson opens gates to the public

    May 15, 2009

    Fort Carson held an Open House May 9 to give the community a hands-on experience of some of Carson's unit's military equipment.

  • Georgetown University cadets swear oath to nation

    May 15, 2009

    Hoya Battalion cadets are moments away from receiving their commissions as they repeat the 'oath of office' administered by fellow Hoya ROTC alumnus Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during the university's 91st commissioning ceremony held, May 15, 2009, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, OCPA)

  • Motorcyclists Make Ride to Vietnam Memorial

    May 15, 2009

    While we stumbled out of bed this morning and fumbled with the coffee pot, motorcyclists on the other side of the country said a prayer for the fallen and set their sights east. The Run for the Wall began today and will continue for 11 days. Part of their journey will bring them through Alabama on May 19. For the 21st year, veterans, servicemembers and supporters are departing Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., where they have gathered for the last several days. They will ride cross country to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event is not only to recognize and remember the sacrifices of fallen veterans, but also a journey of healing for those who make the trip.

  • American, German high school students share mutual interest

    May 11, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Big Read is a National Endowment of the Arts program meant to encourage and invigorate the reading of American literature. American and international citizens are encouraged to participate. This year the NEA advertised a list of suggested reads on their website including 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'The Age of Innocence' and 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan.

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