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  • Boy Scouts get taste of Army life

    Oct 14, 2011

    "Fall in!" Sergeant First Class Robert Braudis' troops snapped to the position of attention and anticipated the senior non-commissioned officer's next command.

  • Las Vegas style Soldier Show rocks Newman

    Oct 14, 2011

    Switch the flip, and the gymnasium at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center becomes dark. The darkness soon filled with center stage lights reflecting red, blue, orange and green hues. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2011 U.S. Soldier Show, featuring this year's production as the "Carnival - A Traveling Thank You," rocked the stage with high energy, enthusiasm and an electrifying performance to remember, Oct. 11.

  • Marne division brings the fight to Washington D.C. for Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2011

    The wounded warriors readied themselves at the starting line. Some made last-minute maintenance checks on their hand cycles, while others stretched their arms or prepped their prosthetic legs for the race ahead.

  • Army transforms for future of Soldiers, families, nation

    Oct 14, 2011

    To ready itself for the future, the Army is transforming installations and housing as well as its use of fuel, water and energy.

  • Fort Hood battles 11,380 acres of wildfires

    Oct 13, 2011

    Extreme drought conditions have led to wildfires in Fort Hood's training areas, burning nearly five percent of the 215,000-acre post.

  • VA launches veteran homelessness outreach campaign

    Oct 13, 2011

    As part of its drive to end homelessness among veterans by 2015, the Veterans Affairs Department has launched an outreach initiative in 28 communities across the nation.

  • Civilian EMS workers get a dose of Army medic life

    Oct 13, 2011

    Local New York civilian emergency medical services workers watched medics respond to and work through a mass casualty scenario at the Medical Simulation Training Center on Fort Drum, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2011

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Fort Drum

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army personnel should count their blessings and seriously consider giving to a worthwhile charity this year, Fort Drum's garrison commander told those gathered last week on post for the 50th annual Combined Federal Campaign kick-off.

  • Army leadership renews commitment to families with Army Family Covenant

    Oct 13, 2011

    Top Army leadership renewed the Army Family Covenant, the Army's formal commitment to support Soldiers and their families, with a signing this week at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • 4th Inf. Div. honors final wish

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers past and present gathered at the Mountain Post Oct. 6 to honor the man many revered as humble, stoic and a "Soldier's Soldier."

  • FES supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Throughout the month of October, members of Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services will sport pink T-shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "This is something that we have decided to do to honor and remember Family members that have lost their battle and to help inspire the fight within for those who are dealing with it now," said FES Capt. Marty Coufal.

  • Fort Riley, local students embrace Walk a Mile Day

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- More than 8,000 Unified School District 475 Geary County elementary and middle school students, including Fort Riley students, as well as St. Xavier students, Junction City, participated in Walk a Mile Day Oct. 4.

  • Chief consoles gold star families

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army has come a long way when it comes to caring for gold star families, but it can do more, the chief of staff of the Army told survivors and other family members here Tuesday.

  • Fort Lee holds first post baby shower

    Oct 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 12, 2011) -- Fort Lee's first installation-wide baby shower drew 40 expectant mothers to the Liberty Chapel Tuesday. The participants heard parenting tips and received a variety of gifts from the community and Virginia's first lady Maureen McDonnell.

  • Guard, Reserve programs focus on jobs, family support

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army National Guard and Army Reserve are both committed to building a strong, resilient force through family programs and lowering unemployment, their chiefs said this week.

  • Army leaders pledge to continue family support

    Oct 11, 2011

    Family programs remain important and their budgets will not be used to fund other initiatives, the secretary and chief of staff of the Army pledged Monday.

  • Great Moments hits Hood

    Oct 11, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - From "Little Miss Sunshine" to "Home Alone," more than 20 Fort Hood middle school children got a chance to experience Hollywood stardom and life as an actor during the Great Moments Great Causes Sept. 27.

  • Mile Point study meets with approval, support

    Oct 11, 2011

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Under a dark Jacksonville sky, a large TraPac vessel approached the harbor a bit too late for high tide, carrying heavy containers of imported goods. Dark skies turned to heavy rains, and the ship had to endure the winds and rain overnight, waiting for the next high tide to rise enough to cross where the St. Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterway meet. In this area, called Mile Point, heavy crosscurrents prevent large ships from coming into the Jacksonville Port nearly two-thirds of the day. To address this problem, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District partnered with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) to conduct a study.

  • Guard gunner tops NCOs, MP wins Soldier of Year

    Oct 11, 2011

    A National Guard Paladin gunner from Utah took the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year title and a military policeman from the 10th Mountain Division won Soldier of the Year after a grueling week of competition.

  • More companies to help military spouses find jobs

    Oct 11, 2011

    Two dozen new companies have put their hat in the ring to make it easier for spouses of service members to find and keep meaningful, career-oriented, portable employment.

  • In the biggest operations, the littlest things matter most

    Oct 10, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward, high fives a toddler April 15 displaced by the earthquake that struck Japan March 11. The child is a beneficiary of Operation Shower Power which provides shower access for more than 1,000 displaced Japanese citizens. Maj. Gen. Harrison visited shower points, schools, train stations and shelters for displaced citizens in regions affected by the earthquake to reaffirm the U.S. military's commitment to helping the Japanese people.

  • Fort Bragg runs away with gold at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 10, 2011

    All three teams from Fort Bragg took 1st place in the men's, women's and men's master team active duty divisions at the 2011 Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9.

  • Army runners defend International Cup at Ten-Miler

    Oct 9, 2011

    Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program and All-Army Sports successfully defended the International Cup in the 27th running of the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 9, 2011, at the Pentagon.

  • Runners 'pay it forward' to help wounded warriors

    Oct 9, 2011

    The 27th annual Army Ten-Miler brought 30,000 registered runners, but more than that came out to support the nation's military, especially those in the Warrior Transition Command.

  • Barracks Life: YouTube Star, matches a no-go

    Oct 7, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Hey you! Don't play with matches! Ok, fire safety brief done, right? It might be enough to cover what you thought you knew, but today is not that day. A quick YouTube search of "stupid fire accidents" yields some rather interesting results.

  • Raider chefs fight to be 'Last Cook Standing'

    Oct 7, 2011

    Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, bean sprouts and cream cheese, pan seared and finished in the oven. Rosemary diced potatoes sautéed in bacon fat, and a side of carrots. The dish sounds like one being described in a white tablecloth restaurant, with a napkin-draped-over-the-arm waiter and a reservation list.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers revolutionizing food service

    Oct 7, 2011

    Specialist Darryl D. Fisher's idea of starting small when learning how to cook at 12 years of age was preparing an entire Thanksgiving dinner, complete with sweet potato pie. The food service specialist, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, said he spent most of his childhood in the kitchen learning the secrets of preparing flavorsome cuisine and desserts from his mother, Sharyl, and his aunt, Francine.

  • Strong Bonds at home enhance Soldier readiness

    Oct 7, 2011

    Soldiers train to improve their leadership and physical fitness, to perfect their handle on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, and to grow in their assigned military occupational specialties. Conducting thorough, tough training is the most important part of every Soldier's day at work.

  • Marne Soldier among performers in 2011 US Army Soldier Show

    Oct 7, 2011

    Ask Pfc. Joseph K. Shaw of Hunter Army Airfield about being a performer in the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show and his excitement, pride and enthusiasm pour out. Generously sprinkled in his conversation are words and phrases like "perfect opportunity," "once in a lifetime," "we're 20 of the Army's best performers" and 18- to 19-hour days are "worth it" because "we put a smile on somebody's face."

  • 'Happy Hour' tour brings comedy relief

    Oct 7, 2011

    Comedy with a poignant message was the delivery method of well-known comedian Bernie McGrenahan during his 'Happy Hour' tour sponsored by the Army Substance Abuse Program, Sept. 29, at Fort Stewart's Post Main Chapel. Soldiers and Civilians packed the chapel during his one-hour show that kept audience members on the edge of their seats with laughter and tears, in conjunction with fulfilling mandatory training requirements.

  • Soldier a truck driver by day, volunteer coach by night

    Oct 7, 2011

    The second quarter is coming to a close. The 12-year-old-and-under South Georgia Youth Football League, Richmond Hill Wildcats, are down by seven points at home, but the football game is far from over.

  • Bank representatives provide opotions, info to servicemember homeowners

    Aug 15, 2011

  • Faces of Vietnam veterans to grace Army NASCAR, NHRA cars

    Aug 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army will run special paint schemes honoring the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War on the Soldiers' race cars during Veterans Day weekend.

  • Aviators volunteer for extreme makeover

    Aug 15, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade volunteered to help build the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition house in Ottawa for a Kansas National Guardsman.

  • With 9/11 memories still vivid, firefighters emphasize constant training to students

    Aug 12, 2011

    During the third consecutive year that the Picatinny Arsenal fire department held its junior firefighter camp, firefighters spent two days teaching students about the day-to-day life of a firefighter.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Campbell

    Aug 12, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 11-12, 2011, toured parts of the installation and received insight from Soldiers on their concerns about the Army.

  • Congressional Staff Delegation Visits First Army Headquarters

    Aug 12, 2011

    Local area congressional staffers and community leaders met with First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, at First Army’s headquarters building here today.

  • Free books for active duty under G.I. Bill changes

    Aug 12, 2011

    Active duty Soldiers and their spouses will soon be able to get funding for books and supplies as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

  • North Bay Recruiting Company Teen Shines in Leadership Role

    Aug 12, 2011

    California teen Brandon Matel was surfing the Internet when he came across an application for an Accessions Command Teen Panel. Matel felt he would be a good fit for the panel because of his confidence and leadership, so he applied.

  • Fitness, President’s Challenge come hand-in-hand

    Aug 11, 2011

    As the Directorate of Human Resources held their President’s Challenge Award ceremony in July, Third Infantry Division Civilians continue to work hard towards their fitness goal with the Civilian Fitness Challenge.

  • Fort McCoy Patriot Warrior Riders offers mentorship, responsible riding environment to motorcyclists

    Aug 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The sound of roaring motorcycles of all makes and models filled the hot and humid air Aug. 2 as the Fort McCoy Patriot Warrior Riders (PWR) departed the Exchange parking lot for a motorcycle ride.

  • Army interns aid in recruiting aspiring scientists

    Aug 11, 2011

    U.S. Army engineering interns are using their expertise to boost student interest in science and technology. College students working this summer here at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are helping to design the Army’s first recruiting project geared specifically toward civilian science and engineering positions.

  • Soldiers, Airmen, civilians join to improve park

    Aug 11, 2011

    "This event is special because it partners members of our armed forces with members of the civilian community working side-by-side to complete a project either on Fort Wainwright or at Eielson Air Force Base," said Diane Hutchison, Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

  • 55th Engineer Brigade host fun, educational deployment day

    Aug 11, 2011

  • Skies Unlimited For Youth Program's New Facility

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Karvellis Lee is looking forward to inviting Redstone-connected children to the new home of SKIES Unlimited.

  • GEMS program runs at Natick

    Aug 10, 2011

    Several weeklong “Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science” programs for mostly middle school students ran during this summer at the U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine.

  • U.S. Army establishes Energy Initiatives Office Task Force for large-scale renewable energy projects

    Aug 10, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh has established an Energy Initiatives Office Task Force to serve as the central managing office for large-scale Army renewable energy projects.

  • Therapy dogs help demobilize Soldiers

    Aug 10, 2011

    Four teams of registered therapy dogs and their handlers recently greeted demobilizing Soldiers returning from a 10-month tour in Afghanistan at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Reviving Old Glory one stitch at a time

    Aug 3, 2011

    Torn and tattered, stained and patched, the red-white-and-blue of the American flag never looked better or stronger or more inspiring.

  • Army Band Hits High Note With Community

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They came in with a big band sound - trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums and other instruments playing the likes of Cole Porter and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

  • Army Chaplaincy Has Musical Birthday Party

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Live band music provided the backdrop for lunch Friday at the Sparkman Cafeteria. And there was an historic reason for it.

  • Women's Group Blooms With Membership Growth

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's time for the women of Redstone Arsenal to unite.

  • 42nd Infantry Division Band Soldiers are Army's Musical Ambassadors in New York State

    Aug 3, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band has deployed to Iraq and performed across New York from Manhattan to the Adirondacks and the Finger Lakes. This year the band's Annual Training included musical performances at Lincoln Center, Lake George Village, and Chataqua.

  • United through reading opens at 401st AFSB

    Aug 2, 2011

  • Army seeks robotic breakthroughs with education

    Aug 2, 2011

    Forty teams from around the world converged June 3-6, 2011, on Oakland University's campus in Rochester, Mich., for the 19th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

  • Illinois Brothers fulfill lifelong dream, join Army

    Aug 2, 2011

    Illinois brothers join Army together

  • USAEC assists Community Parks and Recreation effort

    Aug 2, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Volunteers from U.S. Army Environmental Command recently weathered the heat to cool down some trees as they combined forces with local volunteers to mulch trees in San Antonio's John James Park.

  • Fort Meade celebrates National Night Out

    Aug 2, 2011

    Fort Meade joined communities across the country in taking a stand against crime August 2. Captain Thomas Russell, Fort Meade Police Department, explains the significance of the 28th annual National Night Out.

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Aug 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., August 1, 2011 -- Students taking part in U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities will be instantly transported to 2032 amid terrorist attacks and civil unrest. They will join a team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian scientists to design new technologies to protect lives and defeat the threat. An immersive, high-tech portal will deliver students directly into the Army's high-tech world.

  • Deployed dads can develop bonds that last forever

    Aug 1, 2011

    Until I was 10 years old, my father was active duty in the Army; stationed at Fort Polk since I was 4 years old, he had reached the paygrade of E-8 and was a first sergeant. I was one of the lucky (or unlucky) few “Army brats” who hadn’t moved all over the country. I was born near Fort Belvoir, Va.; we were stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., when I was almost 3 and moved to Fort Polk a year later.

  • Fort Polk DA police officers, MPs work to keep community safe

    Aug 1, 2011

    So what really happens in the daily life of a Fort Polk police officer?

  • ASC cyclists join ride across Iowa

    Aug 1, 2011

    Twenty-three Army Sustainment Command bicyclists joined 20,000 riders on the final leg of a ride across Iowa.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • National Night Out promotes Fort Meade crime prevention

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services and Picerne Military Housing have partnered to bring the 28th Annual National Night Out to the post community on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • U.S. military in Germany join fans worldwide in catching World Cup fever

    Jul 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - World Cup fever swept the globe again a year after the men’s World Cup in South Africa. This time it was the women competing in soccer stadiums throughout Germany.   Among fans at the semifinal match pitting France against the United States and the championship with the USA facing Japan, were plenty of U.S. military community members from around Europe.

  • Local Soldier pipes his way to band championships

    Jul 21, 2011

    Local Soldier pipes his way to band championships

  • New guide helps communities aid homeless women vets

    Jul 21, 2011

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

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited service members, Wounded Warriors and new recruits July 8-9 at Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army North.

  • Culture College to replace Headstart program

    Jul 12, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe will transition Headstart into Culture College in all U.S. Army in Europe garrisons beginning August 1.

  • Kansas sends 22 additional Soldiers to assist with flood relief operations

    Jul 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery deployed to Doniphan County, June 28, 20111, to provide security patrols in Elwood, Kan. The tasking came through the Kansas Division of Emergency Management at the request of the mayor of Elwood and county emergency management officials.

  • Vice chief gives high schoolers leadership lessons

    Jul 12, 2011

    A group of about 230 high school students from around the country, and as far away as London, got a lesson in leadership from one of the Army’s top leaders at the Washington Navy Yard.

  • Medal of Honor display recognizing logisticians unveiled at Pentagon

    Jul 12, 2011

    The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 unveiled a display recognizing logisticians who have been awarded the Medal of Honor since World War II.

  • Presidio Soldier to compete in Military World Games

    Jul 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Capt. Christina Acojedo is used to being overseas as part of her military duty: she has served two 1-year deployments to Iraq. But this July Acojedo will be traveling in a different direction as she joins the U.S. All-Armed Forces Women's Soccer Team while they compete in the Military World Games, July 16-24 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Stuttgart families get World Cup fever

    Jul 11, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation transported more than 200 community members to Heidelberg, Germany, June 30, 2011, to watch the U.S. Women’s National Team practice, part of a plethora of events focused on the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

  • Summer Hire Program in full swing

    Jul 11, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart is experiencing a temporary surge in its workforce. The Summer Hire Program is an annual event that allows dependents ages 14-22 a chance to pick up some real-world experience and a little spending money during the six-week program.

  • Proud to be American

    Jul 11, 2011

    Blue skies and the promise of barbecue, music and fireworks brought more than 6,000 community members and guests to U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s annual July 4 celebration, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Awareness, action needed to increase recycling

    Jul 11, 2011

    Learn where recycling points are and what can be recycled.

  • Army marksman qualifies for Olympics

    Jul 11, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft a 1996 Olympian, qualified for nomination to the 2012 team pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry

    Jul 9, 2011

    Learn about the service and valor of this Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Dedication of the George C. Marshall Corridor at the Pentagon

    Jul 8, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, participates in the dedication of the George C. Marshall Corridor at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. on July 7. Gen. C. Marshall served as Army Chief of Staff from 1939-1945. Marshall's visionary thinking on peace and war gained him distinction as the only Soldier to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Vintage base ball game set for July 23

    Jul 8, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--The National Historic Landmark Museum will once again conduct a special exhibition of 19th century base ball (old spelling) on the original playing field here, July 23, at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

  • ASC’s chief of staff visits military kids at camp

    Jul 8, 2011

    At the YMCA’s Camp Abe Lincoln, several dozen military family children bonded with their peers July 3-8. At the invitation of camp organizers, Col. Richard Dix, Army Sustainment Command's chief of staff, spoke with campers. He pointed out that kids whose parents deploy overseas, especially to combat areas, bear a part of the burden of military service. Dix stressed that families need a “battle buddy” to get them through the challenges of military life and encouraged the campers to help each other through difficult times.

  • Defeating cancer: mission complete

    Jul 8, 2011

    Cpl. Austin Saunders, a gun team leader with Charlie Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, admits he’s a bit of a competitive guy. He likes to reach his goals, whatever the odds; "mission complete" is his credo

  • ASMDA scholars attend Space Camp

    Jul 8, 2011

    Sixteen students were the recipients of the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association Space Camp scholarship and got to spend a week at Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville the week of July 3-8.

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence hosts “Support Our Heroes” Ball

    Jul 7, 2011

    The C4ISR Center of Excellence became the new home to “Support Our Heroes” ball as more than 500 people turned out to raise $300,000 for the Fisher House Foundation, the foundation that provides free lodging for military families when family members are hospitalized.

  • Joining Forces with the Washington Nationals

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Nationals were assisted by the JFHQ-NCR/MDW Color Guard as they dedicated their home game with the Chicago Cubs in support of the Joining Forces Initiative.

  • Army spouse pursues dog training career through DOD education program

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- A military spouse, here, used the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to achieve her dream.

  • FORSCOM band accepts keys to new training facility

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band took possession of its state-of-the-art training facility here today. The Army Ground Forces Band (www.forscom.army.mil/band) provides musical support for the Army’s largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (www.forscom.army.mil). The turnover of the building took place after a final inspection was made by representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the post’s Department of Public Works Real Property and Master Planning Divisions, and LifeCycle Construction Services, the company that has overseen the overall project. The new 18,748-square-foot building will consolidate the band’s operations, which were scattered around various locations at the unit’s former home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • Task Force Smith remembered on 61st anniversary

    Jul 6, 2011

    The first U.S. ground battle of the Korean War was remembered July 6 at a 61st anniversary ceremony on the same ridgeline where Task Force Smith made its stand against enemy forces in 1950.

  • Freedom Fest 2011: Almost 30,000 celebrate America’s birthday

    Jul 6, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A crowd of nearly 30,000 attended this year’s Freedom Fest at Fort Rucker, according to Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials.

  • Far from home, but never alone

    Jun 30, 2011

    Today, in a small bastion of Army presence in upstate New York sits the Watervliet Arsenal. This historic center of Army-owned manufacturing has been continuously supporting our nation’s warfighters for nearly 200 years. And by all evidence today, the Arsenal is grooming tomorrow’s generation of combat multipliers. Several months ago, one of the Arsenal’s employees by the name of Ken Church was recalled to active duty to deploy with his New York Army National Guard unit the 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance or EOD). Church is the command sergeant major of this unit. This is a story about how the community becomes a combat multiplier through their support of local Soldiers who have deployed.

  • FRGs, programs help spouses connect

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While it may be easy for Soldiers to feel connected to their units after relocating to a new duty station, it isn’t always the case for many military spouses.

  • Old Guard fine tune Third Infantry Division Honor Guard

    Jun 30, 2011

    Three elite honor guard Soldiers from the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry [The Old Guard] from Fort Myer, Va., traveled to Fort Stewart June 21-23 to train 3rd Infantry Division honor guard on the proper techniques to perform firing party and funeral details.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Making good Soldiers better through education

    Jun 30, 2011

    Deciding to further ones education beyond the undergraduate level while working full-time can be an arduous task. Try having the responsibilities of being garrison command sergeant major and the educational journey can be tough yet very gratifying.

  • 3/7 hosts ‘Garry Owen Day’ for Soldiers, Families

    Jun 30, 2011

    Laughs, cheers, and good times were had by Soldiers and Families of 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, during the squadron’s “Garry Owen Day."

  • Stewart-Hunter Army Family responds to those in need

    Jun 30, 2011

    The Red Cross accepted a check on behalf of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Religious Services Organization at the main post chapel, June 21. Stewart-Hunter parishioners donated more than 12,000 dollars to the organization to help those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • STB, 3SB Soldiers strengthen marital bonds

    Jun 30, 2011

    Eight Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division and their spouses attended the Strong Bonds marriage retreat, June 24-26 at St. Simon’s Island, Ga.

  • Army Guard members act quickly, save elementary school from flood

    Jun 30, 2011

    When Capt. Gary Ripplinger and his Soldiers received the call to save a local elementary school, they sprang into action and were on the scene and placing sandbags within 45 minutes.

  • Beyond GI Joe bridges gap between students, veterans

    Jun 30, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's Army Family Team Building program hosted 25 students from George Mason University who were participating in Mason's Beyond GI Joe: The Contemporary College Student-Veteran class.

  • Bethesda Medical prepares for Walter Reed arrivals

    Jun 29, 2011

    Just two months remain before about 150 inpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., many of them wounded warriors, make the five-mile move to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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