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  • New sexual assault, harassment program emerging

    Jun 29, 2011

    The Army is taking a stand against sexual harassment and assault with the implementation of a new program.

  • Paws of healing: Service dogs help soothe wounds of war

    Jun 29, 2011

    From in-patient care to computer-based virtual worlds, the Army is employing several methods to help counter emotional scarring. More recently, service dog organizations began to realize the companionship and responsibility that come from working with animals could help soothe PTSD.

  • Guard changes gears as water recedes in Minot

    Jun 29, 2011

    About 850 Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota National Guard are on duty in the Minot, Ward County, and Souris River valley area performing traffic control point missions, sandbag operations, levee patrols and levee monitoring and repair, officials said.

  • FBI joins Army CID to investigate Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI are now looking into possible wrongdoing involving past burials and contracts at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Soldier Show wows 'em in Iowa

    Jun 29, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show wowed a packed house at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, June 28.

  • Finding a safe place: Soldier volunteers to help victims of sexual assault

    Jun 28, 2011

    Maj. Paula Rodriguez, the property management officer-in-charge for the 36th Infantry Division, has a passion for volunteering and helping the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • USAG Ansbach opens new Storck Community Activity Center

    Jun 27, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Anbsbach opened the newly-renovated Community Activity Center at Storck Barracks, Illesheim, Germany on June 14. As part of the reopening the garrison named the facility the Col. Louis J. Storck Community Activity Center. Storck's daughter, Molly, helped garrison commander Col. Christopher M. Hickey cut the ribbon to officially open the center.

  • Fort Hood USO provides home away from home for troops

    Jun 27, 2011

    With more than 150 centers worldwide, the USO provides a home away from home for servicemembers. On average, 5,000 Soldiers visit the Fort Hood USO each month, and another 4,500 stop by the North Fort Hood Center.

  • National Guard helps make water safe in Minot

    Jun 27, 2011

    Soldiers from North Dakota National Guard’s 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are making dirty water safe to drink in Minot, N.D.

  • Expo focuses on men’s health

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Young and old were in attendance at Fort Rucker’s first-ever Men’s Sports, Fitness and Wellness Expo June 15 at The Landing.

  • Army’s largest command cases colors for move to Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Jun 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command, a command responsible for more than 800,000 Soldiers nationwide, cased its colors today in advance of its permanent relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, led the casing ceremony and was assisted in rolling the command’s colors by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the FORSCOM command sergeant major. Headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga., since 1973, FORSCOM was directed to relocate under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Other Fort McPherson units, such as U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Central (Third Army), were also directed to relocate. Fort McPherson is to close by Sept. 15.

  • APG Showcase 2011

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground Showcase was held June 22-23, 2011 at the Amoss Center and coordinated by Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. The showcase embraced the broad spectrum of cutting-edge technical and scientific capabilities developed in collaboration with government and industry, and available at APG to support the warfighter. Aberdeen Proving Ground is home to more than 70 support organizations with a strong focus on research, development, testing and evaluation.

  • Commuting to work by bike good exercise, good for environment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Bike to Work Month at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s was the most successful Bike to Work Month to date. The group took a combined total of 255 trips and traveled 4,863 miles.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord students learn about military life

    Jun 24, 2011

  • U.S. Army Reserve Command announces winners of Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Reserve Command announced the winners of the 2011 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition today at the American Legion Post in Sparta, Wis.

  • Intrepid center marks first anniversary

    Jun 24, 2011

    A year after its ribbon-cutting ceremony, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence is making a difference in the lives of warfighters suffering traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders, said Dr. James Kelly, the center’s director.

  • Drill sergeants take skills to TRADOC: DSOYs will serve yearlong stint at headquarters

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. John Heslin of Fort Benning, Ga. was awarded the title of 2011 Active Duty Drill Sergeant of the Year at a Solomon Center ceremony Friday.

  • Red Cross shows appreciation, support to WTU Soldiers

    Jun 23, 2011

    Volunteers with red shirts, boxes with hygiene products and tables covered with toiletries filled a room at the American Red Cross office at Fort Stewart’s Soldier Support Center, June 10. The mission is to show Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Unit support and appreciation for their sacrifices.

  • Volunteer fair provides options for community service

    Jun 23, 2011

    Representatives from about 20 clubs and organizations on post and local nonprofit and community groups attended the fair to inform the community about volunteer opportunities.

  • DAS, SMA lead Army Birthday Run

    Jun 17, 2011

  • Warrior Transition Battalion celebrates Soldiers, Army birthday

    Jun 17, 2011

    Army Birthday celebration at Company B, Warrior Transition Battalion

  • Happy Birthday U.S. Army

    Jun 17, 2011

    Garrison Commander helps children celebrate the Army's birthday

  • Belvoir celebrates Army’s 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    The Fort Belvoir Garrison Command celebrated the Army’s 236th birthday as well as the 234th birthday of the American flag on Tuesday at Abbott Hall.

  • Pacific Command recognizes US Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    CAMP Smith, Hawaii - (From left to right) Armed Forces of the Philippines First Chief Master Sgt. Edilberto R. Lustre, Maj. Gen. Jose Tony E. Villarete, Brig. Gen. Charles W. Hooper, AFP Brig. Gen. Samuel Narbuada, Police Chief of Support Rex Dolino and Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa pose next to a sign celebrating the U.S. Army's 236th birthday June 14, at Pacific Command, Camp Smith.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • Chicago Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 15, 2011

    Major General John Campbell, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) visits the Chicago Pritzker Military Library for an interview and to celebrate the Army's 236th birthday on June 14, 2011. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the celebration.

  • Arsenal brings the Army's Birthday to the NY State Senate, celebrates Veterans

    Jun 15, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal participated in two community events with the NY State Senate on June 14 to honor the State's Veterans, as well as to promote and celebrate the Army's Birthday. This was the first time in at least 60 years the Arsenal had such exposure to New York's Senators.

  • Aurora, Illinois Army Birthday Celebration

    Jun 15, 2011

    AURORA, Ill. - Sergeant First Class Stacy Muse, Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Station Aurora, along with Sergeant Jason Hardman and Sergeant David Lunebach celebrate the U.S. Army's 236th Birthday with Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and other city council members in City Hall.

  • Army thanks Congress for 236 years of support

    Jun 15, 2011

    As part of recognition for the Army's 236th year of protecting the United States, the service's leaders thanked members of Congress for their continued support of Soldiers.

  • Durham Bulls hit home run with Panther Brigade, Army birthday

    Jun 15, 2011

    DURHAM, N.C. " The Durham Bulls and their fans, Paratroopers and Families of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, spent the Army’s 236th birthday, June 14th, celebrating at the ballpark. The 3rd Brigade Panthers descended on Blackwell St., the promenade at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on game days, and set up interactive displays of some crowd-pleasing equipment and personnel.

  • Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division visits Chicago

    Jun 15, 2011

    Maj. Gen. John Campbell, Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, visited Chicago 13-15 June 2011 to celebrate the Army's 236th Birthday. During his visit he met with members of the World Presidents' Organization, National Strategy Forum, Pritzker Military Library, USO of Illinois, Boys & Girls Club, and 502 Club at the Union League Club. Maj. Gen. Campbell also threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on 14 June in honor of the Army's Birthday.

  • Presidential Proclamation - Flag Day and National Flag Week

    Jun 14, 2011

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Constitutional Congress adopted a flag with thirteen stripes and thirteen stars to represent our Nation, one star for each of our founding colonies.

  • Eisenhower honored on Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Maj. Gen. John E. Davoren, commander of the 35th Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Wylie Hutchison, the senior noncommissioned officer for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, honored former President Dwight Eisenhower June 14 during a wreath laying ceremony at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. The ceremony, conducted on the Army’s 236th birthday, honored Eisenhower for the three years he served as the Army Chief of Staff, from 1945 " 1948. The Department of Defense mandates that all deceased former Army Chiefs of Staff be honored on the Army’s birthday with a wreath laying ceremony.

  • New York State Senate Honors Flag Day, Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard color guard opens the New York State Senate session in Albany to honor the Army Birthday and Flag Day June 14.

  • CASCOM Celebrates Support to Nation

    Jun 14, 2011

    Surrounded by family, Soldiers and civilians, Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, shares a few thoughts about the Army and what service to the nation means before cutting one of the Army birthday cakes at Fort Lee. In celebration of 236 years of service, senior leaders participated in cake cutting ceremonies at dining facilities around the installation.

  • Vietnam Moving Wall comes to Town of Natick

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Moving Vietnam Wall was in the Town of Natick from June 9-13. Brig. Gen. John McGuiness, the commanding general of the Natick Soldier Systems Center was the featured speaker for the evening as the town remembered the 11 servicemembers who died in Vietnam.

  • New York Army National Guard Honor Guard Honors Forgotten Veterans

    Jun 13, 2011

    SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY, SCHUYLERVILLE -- Members of the New York National Guard Military Forces Honor Guard led a joint service program on June 10th rendering military honors for 11 deceased veterans and one spouse whose unclaimed remains have been stored in funeral homes in some cases for decades.

  • Final units depart Fort Knox Armor School

    Jun 13, 2011

    The weather seemed to be adding its own commentary Friday morning to the Fort Knox ceremony that marked the departure of the Armor School and its remaining armor units -- the 194th Armored Brigade and the 316th Cavalry Brigade -- which will join the other armor elements that have already moved to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Hawaii license plates to honor fallen military, families

    Jun 13, 2011

    HONOLULU -- A bill was introduced this session to create Gold Star family plates for families who have lost loved ones in combat.

  • Commentary: Volunteers help clean up Joplin 2 handfuls at a time

    Jun 10, 2011

    On June 4, 335 volunteers the Fort Leavenworth community went to Joplin, Mo., to contribute to the tornado relief effort there.

  • North Dakota Guardsmen walk levees looking for leaks

    Jun 9, 2011

    North Dakota National Guard personnel have now shifted their focus from filling sandbags to another important task, levee surveillance and patrol. And they are going on their patrols knowing exactly what they are looking for on the levees throughout their assigned area.

  • Celebrating our Army’s 236th birthday

    Jun 9, 2011

    On the morning of April 19, 1775, a handful of militia engaged a force from the British army on Lexington Common in Massachusetts. A little less than two months later, on June 14, the Continental Congress adopted the American Continental Army and gave birth to the worldly revered force we serve today. Tuesday will mark 236 years of service to our nation. A nation we who wear the uniform are committed to defend “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

  • First Army cases its colors, prepares for relocation

    Jun 9, 2011

    First Army's colors casing ceremony June 3 at Fort Gillem signified the commands relocation from Fort Gillem to Rock Island, Ill., this summer as a result of the 2005 BRAC Act.

  • Big Red One Birthday

    Jun 8, 2011

    Video of the Commanding General, Maj. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. birthday message for the 1st Infantry Division Ceremony.

  • Secretary of the Army visits the Pacific

    Jun 5, 2011

    Honolulu - Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh met with leaders and Soldiers of U.S. Army Pacific and Hawaii as part of his tour of commands in the Pacific. In a press conference, he highlighted the Army's role in the Pacific. McHugh also meet with "Wounded Warriors at Tripler Army Medical Center during his visit.

  • Solar Lights Across Picatinny

    Jun 3, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Directorate of Public Works recently installed solar streetlight fixtures on an environmentally sensitive walkway between the north and south water basin. The pathway runs between the Picatinny Chapel and Child Development Center, allowing passage for residents without having to walk along the main roads. Because of concerns with standard streetlight installations, the use of solar power not only solved our environmental concerns, but brings us one step closer to increasing our energy efficiency with renewable energy.

  • ‘An unforgettable tribute to veterans,’ says Chinn

    Jun 3, 2011

  • Senator Landrieu visits Fort Polk housing

    Jun 3, 2011

    Picerne Military Housing unveils the fourth of its Neighborhood Centers, an 1,800-square-foot luxury facility. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D, Louisiana) attends the ribbon cutting.

  • Local volunteers recognized for their service

    Jun 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels paid tribute to its legion of volunteers with a recognition ceremony and luncheon in appreciation for another year of giving “from the heart.”

  • Labor Department grants to provide veterans job training

    Jun 2, 2011

    As part of an interagency effort to support America’s veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Cookies for a cause: Girl Scouts donate 540 boxes

    Jun 2, 2011

    Members of Girl Scout Troop 1888, Gwinnett County, poses with Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) June 1 following a delivery of cookies to the Soldiers.

  • A Monument of Reflection: KSU dedicates WWII Memorial

    Jun 2, 2011

    Sacrifice. Memory. Honor. More than 60 years have passed since the end of World War II, but these were the words on the forefront of every heart and mind of 1st Infantry Division Veterans, Active Duty Soldiers, Officers, their Family members and others in attendance at the Tags of Honor Memorial Dedication at Kansas State University May 30.

  • Fort Riley remembers, honors fallen on Memorial Day

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. " For the last 10 years, veterans Dale and Ruby Robinson have visited the Fort Riley Cemetery on Memorial Day. They come to pay respect to all of the Soldiers who have lost their lives supporting their country, but they also come to remember their friend, Mildred Douglas, who is buried at the cemetery.

  • U.S. Army Field Band's The Volunteers 'rock and roll' Prince George's County Music Day

    Jun 2, 2011

    It was no surprise to hear that The Volunteers were invited to Six Flags America on May 20 to perform for roughly 1,600 music students during Prince George's County second annual Music Day.

  • Fort Meade Enlisted Spouses Club honors top students

    Jun 2, 2011

    A Meade High School senior is the first recipient of the Enlisted Spouses Club's Evelyn Silva Scholarship Award of Excellence.

  • Soldiers take part in Braves-Phillies festivities

    May 18, 2011

    Fort Benning played a role in Major League Baseball's fifth annual Civil Rights Game on Sunday at Turner Field, while a Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier stepped out of the dugout as the day's "Hometown Hero."

  • Army, VA muster Soldiers for readiness in D.C. area

    May 14, 2011

    About 300 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, as part of their eight-year military service obligation, were ordered to attend a readiness muster May 14, 2011.

  • Wounded warriors honored at GI Film Festival

    May 13, 2011

    A number of young wounded warriors showed up at the Navy Memorial May 12 to view the world premier of "Ironclad," directed by Jonathan English and starring Paul Giamotti.

  • Vilseck students travel to D.C. to advocate for military children

    Apr 25, 2011

    Not many high school students can say that they had a chance to present their own advocacy issues to a general, the Department of Defense Education Activity director, congressional staff and the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

  • Jazz Guardians give highlight performance for Jazz Appreciation Month

    Apr 24, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians performed as one of the highlights of the WFSS-FM-sponsored Fayetteville, N.C., Jazz Appreciation Month, April 22. And by the end of the evening's concert, the eleven-member ensemble had given the Fayetteville, N.C., community a swinging taste of the highly polished and professional quality the U.S. Army Forces Command's band will bring to the region when it moves here permanently this summer from Fort McPherson, Ga. in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • Teens problem-solve at chess tournament

    Apr 23, 2011

    The tournament was April 11 - April 15 and was played round-robin style, which requires every player to play an opponent at least twice, for an average of four games per day. At the end of each day, Morris tabulated the standings and calculated the total scores of the top three players on the final day.

  • Elementary school students enjoy 'edible art'

    Apr 23, 2011

    Manor View Elementary School's first Edible Art Competition combined creativity with confections. The competition room was filled with the smell of sweet things to eat, the bright colors of the "art" and the excited squeals of children. The contest on April 6 was part of the school's Book Fair, which ran from April 5-8. More than 50 students from kindergarten to high school participated in the competition. There was an adult category as well.

  • Fort Meade holds Earth Day events

    Apr 23, 2011

    Earth Day, April 22, came to Fort Meade early this year. Fort Meade held its annual Earth Day festivities Thursday afternoon, April 14, at Burba Park. The free event was held throughout the park and featured informational booths, games, and activities for all ages.

  • Meade ACS gives aid to repatriated family after Japan disaster

    Apr 23, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Alan Martin and his wife, Megumi, were celebrating the birth of their daughter Maria when, eight days later, on March 11, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan. On March 18, the Department of Defense and the Department of State issued a directive that authorized the voluntary departure of eligible family members of U.S. government personnel in Japan. Soon afterwards, the Japanese government issued a warning about traces of radiation in the country's water and its unsuitability for consumption by young children. The Martins were living at Camp Zama, an Army installation 25 miles southwest of Tokyo and about 165 miles from Futaba, site of the earthquake and tsunami.

  • Youth team with USO to stuff packages for troops

    Apr 22, 2011

    The United Service Organizations warehouse on Fort Belvoir, Va., was alive with children's laughter and ringing bells Thursday, during the organization's third-annual children's stuffing party hosted by Operation USO Care Package.

  • Army Maintenance Support Activity host first blood drive

    Apr 22, 2011

    Army Maintenance Support Activity 110(G) in New Castle, Pa, partnered with the local chapter of the American Red Cross to host its first blood drive April 14.

  • First stop: 37th Chief of Staff of the Army visits troops in Iraq

    Apr 22, 2011

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, made his first visit to Iraq since being sworn in on April 11. The general met with more than 70 service members in the Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, April 20.

  • JBLM reforestation project replants 120 acres with more than 80,000 seedlings

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last month had more than 20,000 Douglas fir, Western Red cedar and Ponderosa pine seedlings planted on a 30-acre tract of clear-cut terrain that was logged in 2008 because laminated wood rot had targeted the plot's Douglas fir.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord new housing project in progress

    Apr 21, 2011

    Clayton is just one of several new residents of McChord's newest development. Residential Communities Division broke ground last year and has completed 26 of 62 Cascade Village duplexes and single-family homes on McChord Field. All 26 homes are currently occupied.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord wins three environmental honors

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently chosen as a pilot site for two of the Army's Net Zero projects, adding to the installation's recent environmental winning streak.

  • Symposium honors military youths during Month of the Military Child

    Apr 21, 2011

    Educators, counselors, senior military officials and members of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's staff gathered Friday for the Military Child and Youth Symposium held at Peterson Air Force Base.

  • Wounded Veterans and Wild Turkeys

    Apr 21, 2011

    Sportsmen and wounded veterans enjoy a weekend of turkey hunting on Milan Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Volunteers honored at ceremony for selfless service to community

    Apr 21, 2011

    While most people work to make a buck, there are some who work to make a difference. On April 14, the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities honored the volunteers who made differences on the installations and in neighborhood communities in an Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony, held at The Commons at Fort McPherson, gave the 392 volunteers a spot in the limelight and be honored for their service, all while enjoying a lunch provided by The Commons staff.

  • ResiliencyA,A doesn't mean being a superhero

    Apr 21, 2011

    You may have heard the word "resiliency" used a lot in the Army and in Family programs recently, but what does resiliency mean'

  • Army names Fort Drum 'Community of Excellence'

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Drum may no longer be "The Army's Best Kept Secret." On Tuesday, the garrison's command group was in Texas to accept the 2011 Army Communities of Excellence "silver" award, marking the first time Fort Drum ever received the coveted distinction.

  • Army Reserve, Merchant Marine Academy re-affirm partnership during Career Night

    Apr 21, 2011

    Army Reserve, Merchant Marine Academy re-affirm partnership during Career Night Story by - Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Regional Support Command Public Affairs Office Several senior leaders from the Army Reserve offered career information and opportunities to hundreds of midshipmen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

  • USACE helps raise Big Bucks for College

    Apr 21, 2011

    More than 140 golfers gathered at the Rheinblick Golf Course to take part in a "best ball" Big Bucks for College Charity Golf Tournament April 8. The annual tournament is designed to help seniors at Wiesbaden High School counterbalance the cost of college.

  • At 1-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis, teen gets dream visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Christopher McNally received his orders April 6, to report to Fort Benning, Ga. Like others before him, his first stop on post was the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Unlike the others, McNally is 16 and has been battling osteosarcoma for a year.

  • Happy Birthday To The Army Reserves

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There wasn't a whole lot of age spread between them. But Reserve Master Sgt. Mark Chaplin and Sgt. Jack Bynum were more than happy to represent the oldest and youngest Soldiers at Friday's cake-cutting ceremony for the Army Reserve's 103rd birthday.

  • Soldier's love of volunteering flows into current service

    Apr 20, 2011

    Before joining the Army, Pfc. Phillip Plack spent four years volunteering at his local hospital by dressing as an elf during Christmas for the kids. When Plack arrived at Fort Hood, he began searching for volunteer opportunities. He found the United Service Organization.

  • Senator, APG leaders discuss education, transportation challenges

    Apr 19, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Local education and transportation are continuing challenges for the Aberdeen Proving Ground workforce and their families. Military officials met with U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski to discuss these issues during an April 19 meeting.

  • Disabled veterans sports clinic opens in Colorado

    Mar 28, 2011

    Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary W. Scott Gould called on more than 350 disabled veterans last night to strive for new heights as they participate here this week in the 25th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.

  • Army North teams continue to assist military families returning from Japan

    Mar 28, 2011

    Military and civilian members of U. S. Army North took the lead in setting up three reception centers on the U.S. West Coast and one in Denver to assist nearly 4,000 military family members who voluntarily returned to the United States in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami March 11.

  • Final Women's History Month in Iraq commemorated on Camp Victory

    Mar 26, 2011

    From prehistoric gatherers to middle-aged domesticators, women in the past have made it possible for the trend of females in a support role to steer in a different direction. A direction which leads women of the 21st century to succeed significantly in today's society.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • New spouse resiliency academy offers holistic fitness program for families

    Mar 25, 2011

    Building resilience into the Army team, from Soldiers to spouses to children, is now taking center stage at most Army installations. In that spirit, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Army Community Services has launched the new spouse resiliency academy, using civilian and military master resilience trainers as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program for spouses. The academy develops and institutes a holistic fitness program for families to enhance performance and build resilience. Like Soldiers, the spouse resiliency academy offer spouses detailed knowledge and learning opportunities on the six competencies associated with resilience: self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental agility, strength of character and staying connected. Spouses learn specific skills within each competency to identify strengths in themselves and others to overcome challenges and build effective families.

  • Youth, local employers partner during job fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Kyle Doughall, 14, was looking for a job to earn some extra money at the first Child, Youth and School Services and Employee Readiness Program's Youth Job Fair and Volunteer Opportunities event March 12 at the Forsyth East Child Development Center.

  • 97th MPs solidify partnership with local high school

    Mar 25, 2011

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Junction City High School and Soldiers with the 97th Military Police Battalion formalized their previously informal partnership with a Partnership Charter Signing Ceremony March 18 in the JCHS school gymnasium.

  • Community celebrates final prayer breakfast

    Mar 25, 2011

    First, there was the Last Supper. And now there was the "final breakfast." On March 17, Fort McPherson held its final National Prayer Breakfast at The Commons at Fort McPherson. While the last of its kind, the prayer breakfast held to the tradition of allowing people to feast, fellowship and worship in their own tradition.

  • Mannheim Police Band performs

    Mar 25, 2011

    A variety of classical music, show tunes and medleys from German and American popular eras enchanted the standing room only audience in Festhalle Baumhain in Mannheim's Luisenpark March 20 during a benefit concert by the Polizeimusikkorps Mannheim, the city's police band.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to Heidelberg history class

    Mar 25, 2011

    Students at Heidelberg High School had just finished the last day of Terra Nova testing Friday. I was off to history class. As I thought about it, I realized we are in a unique situation. We live in a city with so much history and located so close to so much other history. It's a past my teenage counterparts in the states will only learn from books, while I have been lucky enough to walk in the footsteps of those before me.

  • Lance Armstrong joins The Old Guard in 5-mile run

    Mar 24, 2011

    Seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, participated in a 5-mile run with The Old Guard and visited with cancer survivors in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • Survey looks into Army as Profession of Arms

    Mar 23, 2011

    A survey was released March 21, to thousands in the Army community asking them to take an introspective look at the service as a profession. Two-hundred thousand Soldiers, officers, warrant officers and civilians are receiving an e-mail message from the Army Chief of Staff to participate in the Profession of Arms survey.

  • West Point Band hosts Young People's Concert

    Mar 23, 2011

    On March 9, the West Point Band's Concert Band and the Quintette 7 presented the annual Young People's Concert. Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., U.S. Military Academy superintendent, gave welcoming remarks explaining to students the important role of music in the military. This educational event taught basic music fundamentals and how music impacts emotion and perceptions to 1,300 10-to-12-year-old students from local schools.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors ride with troops to promote motorcycle safety

    Mar 23, 2011

    About 300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers, sport bikes and custom choppers recently to take a 50-mile motorcycle mentorship ride dedicated to safety.

  • Students explore, wear Army technology

    Mar 21, 2011

    Hundreds of students smiled with excitement as they explored the Army's latest technology as part of the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Aberdeen Proving Ground tenant organizations set up exhibits March 17, to demonstrate their work on robots, gas masks, helmets, armor, vests, night-vision goggles and power sources.

  • "Why should today's Soldiers get involved with veterans organizations'"

    Mar 16, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "Why should today's Soldiers get involved with veterans organizations'"

  • Veterans organizations need us

    Mar 16, 2011

    Three weeks ago, during my monthly Veteran of Foreign War (VFW) meeting, our organization signed a card for one of our departed members. Having been a member for less than a year, I didn't know the man very well. I saw him a few times at our meetings before he became hospitalized. He was an elderly black man, wheelchair bound and supporting an oxygen tube, a far cry from the young man who once took up arms against America's enemies.

  • HFOT helps wounded Soldier readjust

    Mar 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers returning home from deployment often have many new things to adapt to. For most of these Soldiers it is readjusting to their "normal" way of life but for others it is getting used to the injuries and handicaps they received while on their deployment.