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  • Country artist John Conlee says thanks at Warrior and Family Support Center

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With a perspective borne from personal experience, longtime country artist John Conlee and his band stopped by the Warrior and Family Support Center Aug. 27 to say thanks to those serving in the military.

  • Senator pays visit to Fort Drum

    Sep 2, 2010

    Fort Drum welcomed back a special guest Friday when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York paid an official visit to the North Country.

  • Wiesbaden community reaches out to families during open house

    Sep 2, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden military community members got an inside look at the many resources, organizations and assistance available at an Army Community Service Open House Aug. 24.

  • Campaign makes every dollar count

    Sep 2, 2010

    A dollar can feed four hungry people for an entire day, or buy five books for a literacy program, according to the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • These boots were made for walking

    Sep 1, 2010

    Soldiers from TF Shadow donated boots and other essential articles of clothing to the 11 women who graduated, and plan to provide assistance in future courses.

  • Soldier serves country, pays debt to U.S.

    Sep 1, 2010

    With the U.S. Army deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan for several years now, it's hard for some Soldiers to focus on the reasons to stay in the army. Soldiers are sacrificing time with their families to fight wars that not all Americans agree with.

  • Army families mingle with Korean neighbors at Do Dream Festival

    Sep 1, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Army family members attend the 6th Annual Do Dream Festival - the Republic of Korea and United States friendship event sponsored by Dongducheon City - at the Bosan-dong special tourist area outside Casey Garrison's main gate Aug. 28. The event included games, a variety of contemporary and traditional Korean folk music, and prize drawings.

  • Hawaiian community leaders tour Schofield

    Aug 31, 2010

    Hawaii's Pacific Century Fellows Class of 2010 toured Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 31.

  • Energy vs. alcoholic: Drinks difficult to decipher

    Aug 20, 2010

    In keeping up with the trend of mixing energy drinks with liquor, some manufacturers have opted to cut out the middle man and incorporate the alcohol into the beverage itself. Marketing tactics for alcoholic energy drinks continue to closely resemble those employed for their alcohol-free counterparts. As a result, underage drinkers are having little trouble obtaining these beverages.

  • Fort Campbell KNIGHTs help settle disputes

    Aug 20, 2010

    Workplace disputes are random, and none are immune or more prone to the miscommunication that causes these disputes. The KNIGHTS program at Fort Campbell focuses EEO efforts on conciliation between disgruntled parties.

  • School Partnership Program builds, strengthens relationships

    Aug 20, 2010

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In the spirit of community partnership, the Army School Partnership Program encourages a voluntary partnership between the Hawaii Department of Education and Army units to enhance the educational experience of the children of Hawaii.

  • PARC lifeguards work together to save a life

    Aug 20, 2010

    PILILAAU ARMY RECREATION CENTER, Hawaii - An emotional reunion happended, recently, when Gilbert Rodriguez, Hizson Lin-Kee, Russell Purdy and Theo Auwau saw each other for the first time during an appreciation ceremony, after what could have been a tragic event, here.

  • Local Population Gives Year-Round Support For Troops

    Aug 20, 2010

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

  • Aviatior Taking Care Of Business

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The business of the Army will take the stage later this month at the Von Braun Center when one of Redstone Arsenal's aviation Soldiers is featured as a nominee for the 2010 Young Professional of the Year.

  • Corps, partners tour San Joaquin County water, flood projects

    Aug 20, 2010

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office, the California State Assembly and other local districts met to discuss flood protection and water initiatives in California's San Joaquin County.

  • Fort Rucker golfers 'Tee-Up 4 Kids'

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Golfers from around the area came out to support the local Boys and Girls Club during the annual Tee-Up 4 Kids Golf Classic at Silver Wings Golf Course Aug. 13.

  • City businesses sponsor Backpack Brigade for Fort Bragg kids

    Aug 20, 2010

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

  • Sumter City tour provides Soldiers, Families preview of community

    Aug 20, 2010

    From Plantation-era homes to multiple sports complexes, children's theater productions and music on the square, Sumter, S.C., offers a multitude of opportunities for incoming residents and workers. Incoming Soldiers and Family members from Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) saw this first-hand as they participated in Sumter's City Tour Aug. 11.

  • Ramadan holiday continues through month

    Aug 20, 2010

    Ramadan is a 30-day Islamic holiday that falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Islam uses a lunar calendar that begins each month with the sighting of the new moon. Because the lunar calendar is 11 days shorter than the solar calendar, Ramadan "moves" each year. This year, the first full day of Ramadan began Aug. 11 in North America.

  • Fayetteville community celebrates Fort Bragg way of life

    Aug 20, 2010

    Nearly 70 years to the day of the first United States Army airborne operation, the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities celebrated National Airborne Day Saturday, at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. This day celebrates and highlights Fort Bragg and Fayetteville's close community relationship that ensures high quality of life for Soldiers, Families and civilians.

  • BOSS Soldiers join forces with BOS students in 'Little Berlin'

    Aug 20, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- There were shy smiles, nervous laughs and cautious handshakes as the Soldiers from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program joined German college students from the Berufliche Oberschule in Hof on a tour to bridge the language and cultural gap and learn about the town of Moedlareuth, July 23.

  • Phantom Command blood drive becomes a family affair

    Aug 19, 2010

    When Spec. Marie Sanon, Phantom Command's administrative specialist, arranged a military blood drive for her brothers and sisters deployed overseas, she had no idea it would turn into a genuine family affair. For the family of Maj. Kevin Kugel, it was a way of participating in a fun event that could save the life of a soldier just like theirs.

  • Future engineer works on missile system

    Aug 19, 2010

    Zachary Dixon an Aerospace Engineer is continuing his education in Mechanical Engineering at UT Knoxville, worked at the AMRDEC in the Reliability and Maintainability Egnineering and Systems Assessment Division of the Engineering Directorate. He felt his internship with AMRDEC was worthwhile and would highly recommend it to his fellow students.

  • Proper flag etiquette

    Aug 19, 2010

    "The American flag is one of the most precious images of citizenship we can share with our students, so it was important to impress upon them that there is a proper way to handle the flag and that it should always be done thoughtfully." said, Keep-Barnes.

  • Jewish War veterans visit Hunter Army Airfield

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Fifty-five members of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA visited Hunter Army Airfield to get a snapshot of the installation's mission, Aug. 12. The group's members included veterans from all the branches of the Armed Forces - most of whom served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • Fort Stewart says 'thank you' at Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - There was standing room only as kundreds of Marne Soldiers, Family Members, community leaders and Army Civilians came together to honor Women's Equality Day with an observance at the Main Post Chapel, Aug. 11.

  • Dongducheon welcomes Army spouses to area

    Aug 18, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Dongducheon City and Casey Garrison's Community Activity Center officials are working to take the confusion out of an assignment to this installation in Warrior Country for new families who arrive in the area.

  • Soldiers go back to school

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Now that students are returning to school, so too, are Fort Jackson Soldiers, all to make a difference in the lives of children.

  • Veteran sent out to pasture after 21 years service

    Aug 18, 2010

    A four-legged member of the Fort Sill staff will continue to serve after his retirement.

  • West Point ranked high in Forbes picks for best colleges

    Aug 18, 2010

    A report released Aug. 11 by Forbes ranked West Point, The U.S. Military Academy, fourth in the country in their annual ranking of America's Best Colleges.

  • Patrol craft training leads to opportunity for future joint operations

    Aug 18, 2010

    The initial elements of the Iraqi Navy patrol fleet, including new ships and trained crews, are the latest tangible evidence of the efforts of the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Navy at Umm Qasr, Iraq.

  • Fort Riley students go back to school

    Aug 17, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - With new backpacks and clothes, sharpened pencils and unused crayons, students in the Geary County Unified School District 475 at Fort Riley began the 2010-2011 school year Aug. 16 with a half day of classes.

  • Memory quilt celebrates lives of 5th Bn., 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers' lives

    Aug 16, 2010

    5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, Family members, friends and colleagues were invited to sign the quilt by Judy Fattor and other volunteers from Okubo during the brigade's change of command ceremony.

  • New singing group at Madigan exudes 'Care With Compassion'

    Aug 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Madigan Healthcare System has taken its slogan "Care With Compassion" to a whole new level by forming a professional choir aptly named the Care With Compassion Singers. The singers debuted their talents July 22 during Madigan's monthly Awards Ceremony in Letterman Auditorium.

  • Sustainers, Transporters render funeral honors

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) - Members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company recently provided funeral honors in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and a portion of West Virginia. The Soldier's participation from July 26 - August 9 provided dignified military funeral honors to departed Veterans.

  • Picatinny honors Yogi Berra for military service

    Aug 16, 2010

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

  • Soldiers volunteer for back-to-school cause

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Soldiers from Fort Belvoir teamed up with members of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce Saturday by offering free, back-to-school physicals, as well as a little cheer, to area children heading to the classroom this fall.

  • Fair hosted for special needs military children

    Aug 13, 2010

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

  • Utility billing changes ahead for Fort Campbell residents

    Aug 13, 2010

    Mock utility bills will be sent to all Fort Campbell residents for the months of August and September. Then, live billing will resume for about 4,200 Fort Campbell homes in October. These statements will be mailed in November.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers make life sweeter for surrendered pets

    Aug 13, 2010

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

  • Boss Lift connects employers, mobilized employees training for deployment at Fort McCoy

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm really impressed with the dedication of our Soldiers and I appreciate they are out there protecting their country,Aca,!A? Eric Crawford said while he and his employee, Spc. James Glad, were having their Meal, Ready to Eat on Fort McCoyAca,!a,,cs South Post.

  • STEM program strengthens Fort McCoy, community ties

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy allowed environmental and natural resources staff members to share their knowledge and on-the-job experience with teachers from nine area school districts at a July 20-21 workshop here. Mark McCarty, chief of the Fort McCoy Natural Resources Branch, said the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program workshop provides innovative instructional programs, supports students who typically are underrepresented in STEM areas of studies and increases the academic achievement of students in these subjects. The program grant was funded by the U.S. Department of Education and was administered through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. By strengthening ties between the school districts involved and Fort McCoy, the program supports the principles of the Army Community Covenant, McCarty said.

  • Eagle Scout harvests rainwater for natural resources program

    Aug 12, 2010

    The path to becoming an Eagle Scout is always a little bit "greener" when Boy Scouts partner with the Oahu Army Natural Resources Program, for their Eagle Scout service projects.

  • Soldiers join law enforcement officers in 500-mile run

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Lt. Aaron Anderson of the 6th Engineers said close to 50 of his Soldiers participated in the inaugural Wish Upon a North Star Relay, organized by Alaska State Troopers.

  • Natick Soldier Takes Oath of Allegiance

    Aug 3, 2010

    PV2 Oshane Ebanks of the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) did something last week that most of us take for granted - he became a citizen of the United States. For many of us, citizenship is a right given at birth, but for Ebanks, who immigrated from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1996, it was something that was hard fought and earned. ight given at birth, but for Ebanks, who immigrated from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1996, it was something that was hard fought and earned.

  • Quilting Bees Warming Hearts of Fort Hood Soldiers

    Aug 2, 2010

    Quilters from Sun city, Texas, donate han-made quilts to wounded Soldiers at Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Bravo Soldier Steps Out With First Book

    Aug 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- High school boredom and daydreaming were the seeds to success for a Bravo Company private whose fantasy novel is so popular that it's hard to find copies these days.

  • Getting a Taste of Military Life

    Aug 2, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. - Military Explorer Post 9044 hosted its Annual Explorer Challenge event on Rock Island Arsenal from July 8-11.

  • First Army visits veterans, retirees

    Aug 2, 2010

    Maj. Nikki Blystone, a planning officer with First Army G-4, talks with Laird Addis, age 96, during a stop at the Bickford Cottage Assisted Living Center in Iowa City, Iowa, on July 23. Blystone and six other First Army representatives met with veterans and other retirees at the center the day before participating in the 2010 Bix 7 Race in Davenport, Iowa.

  • Installation honors Yard of Month winners

    Aug 2, 2010

    On July 27, Melinda Kimbrell (left), wife of Maj. Larry Kimbrell Jr., space operations officer, Third Army/U.S. Army Central G-3, was honored with a plaque from Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts, U.S. Army Garrison command sergeant major after winning her category in the Fort McPherson "Yard of the Month" competition.

  • FORSCOM directorates have day of fun, food, fellowship

    Aug 2, 2010

    Personnel from the U.S. Army Forces Command's G-3/5/7 directorates enjoyed a day of fun and team building during their organizational outing July 21 at the Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro. Approximately 400 Soldiers, Civilian employees and Family members participated in group activities, shared stories, showed off their athletic skills, played card games and ate plenty of food as they left the day-to-day challenges and pressures of work for one afternoon.

  • Programs help installations stand against anger

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- It can "lead to the dark side," but anger doesn't have to be an emotion that takes over and ruins one's life.

  • Army Community Services turns 45

    Aug 2, 2010

    For 45 years, Army Community Services has been serving Soldiers, Civilian employees, Families and retirees. On July 23, the U.S. Army Garrison ACS staff celebrated and continued their history of service by providing the community with food and various door prizes during an ACS birthday celebration.

  • Summer to remember

    Aug 2, 2010

    For as long as I can remember, the Army has been a part of my life. I grew up hearing stories of places my father had been or missions he was a part of. I had the privilege of him landing a helicopter on the field of my elementary school for all the students to see. I have experienced the anguish of watching my father deploy to Iraq, only to return a stronger man.

  • Summer Hire Program: welcome to real world

    Aug 2, 2010

    For approximately 20 years, Fort McPherson has held the Summer Hire Program. Last year, I missed the age requirement to meet the qualifications to apply by two days. This year, I was old enough. When I received the call stating I got the job, I was really excited. This was my first job and I didn't know what to expect; I was a little nervous. However, this has been an experience I will never forget.

  • Women gather to discuss health, wellness

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Healthy living is important, so much so that the Fort McPherson Protestant Women of the Chapel is dedicating six weeks to a health based seminar titled, "Excuses today, health problems tomorrow: Six steps to a healthy you."

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

    Aug 2, 2010

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

  • Soldier Spotlight: CW2 Fred Foster

    Jul 31, 2010

    Soldier Spotlight for 1SB Soldier deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

  • Running to heal, remember

    Jul 30, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Wearing blue shirts with "Run To Remember" on the front and names of the brigade's fallen Soldiers on the back, the ladies stretch, socialize, then join hands. One of the wives says a prayer, then closes by reading names of the brigade's 41 fallen service members. It's a reminder to everyone that war comes with a price, and for the wives who lost husbands, it's reassurance that they will not be forgotten.

  • Military Night at rodeo big hit

    Jul 30, 2010

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - More than 1,100 military Families milled around the Kaw Valley Rodeo at Cico Park in Manhattan, Kan., and grabbed free dinner under the white tent July 22, as part of the rodeo's Military Appreciation Night.

  • Runners of all ages compete in Prairie Run

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Runners born in seven different decades raced in the 25th annual 10-5-2 Prairie Run at Fort Riley. About 225 participants competed in the anniversary event July 24.

  • Former medics, authors join wounded warrior education program

    Jul 30, 2010

    Two former Army medics are the newest students in a program that helps wounded warriors get an advanced degree and teach within the military. Kortney Clemons and Ethan Harris are part of the third class in the Army Wounded Warrior Education Initiative, a partnership between the Army and the University of Kansas. Both Clemons and Harris are working toward earning a master's in curriculum and teaching.

  • Soldier Show cast entertains Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio communities at Laurie Auditorium

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Castmembers of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show smoothly glide across the the stage during the Soldier Show performance July 27 at Trinity University's Laurie Auditorium in San Antonio. The performers entertained the packed house as they belted out a wide variety of tunes and exhibited their dancing skills. Following the performance, Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, the deputy commanding general for U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, who served as the host and guest speaker for the event, presented each of the Army Show performers with a coin for excellence.

  • USNORTHCOM commander visits Jamboree joint task force, commends efforts

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - The commander of U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, Jr., visited the Joint Task Force - National Scout Jamboree's Joint Multi-agency Operations Coordination Center July 27, getting a first-hand look at what goes into making the Boy Scouts of America's 2010 National Scout Jamboree a success.

  • USPS gives BSA 'stamp of approval' at National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The U.S. Postal Service honored the Boy Scouts of America centennial by introducing a commemorative stamp in a "first day of issue" ceremony at the BSA 2010 National Scout Jamboree July 27.

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

    Jul 30, 2010

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

  • Soldiers, families celebrate city's history with civilian neighbors

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers and families learn about the area's history and celebrate the discovery and gold rush that led to the founding of Fairbanks.

  • "Rock and Load" rocks Scouts at Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    In the midst of countless improvised tents and over the banter of thousands of people, the irresistible rhythm and grooves of "Blood, Sweat and Tears" reverberated throughout the campgrounds. The toe-tapping sounds and the screaming guitar shreds enticed the crowds to the stage where a pop ensemble effortlessly played the tunes.

  • JTF-National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill.

  • Army Guard helicopters and Air Force parachutists take jamboree to the skies

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT A.P. Hill, Va. Aca,!" The vast, wooded forests and rolling, green hills of Fort A.P. Hill, Va., have provided a rich, natural environment for each Boy Scouts of AmericaAca,!a,,cs National Jamboree since 1981. Thousands of scouts from across the country partake in the opportunity to hike the scenic trails, spot the varieties of wildlife and appreciate the ecological wonders of the area.

  • Community Outreach: Keeping the promise together

    Jul 29, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Our Soldiers have been steadfast in their service to the nation during the past nine years of conflict.

  • Radio show tells the West Point story on the go

    Jul 29, 2010

    West Point Association of Graduates has been producing a monthly radio show highlighting what the cadets and graduates have been doing for more than two years now. The West Point Radio program airs the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. EST.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve fire stations in Latvia

    Jul 29, 2010

    Europe District will renovate 10 fire stations to improve the timeliness and quality of emergency services.

  • 21 Gun Salute

    Jul 28, 2010

    Chicagoland Korean War Veterans, 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Ceremony.

  • 'Rumbling Rubbish' captivates Heidelberg community

    Jul 28, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Although the stench wafting from trash cans may overwhelm some individuals, sorting through garbage has strengthened the smell of sweet success for the Rumbling Rubbish recycling program in Heidelberg.

  • Fort A.P. Hill preps for National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 26, 2010

    Bracing for what promises to be the biggest gathering of Scouts held at Fort A.P. Hill, installation employees are making final preparations to welcome thousands of visitors arriving today to attend the 17th National Scout Jamboree.

  • Wiesbaden earns top honors at Military Child Education Coalition Conference

    Jul 26, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A Wiesbaden school and community partnership, led by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer Peter Witmer, earned top honors at the 12th annual Military Child Education Coalition Conference. Wiesbaden's ongoing partnership project was recognized with the 2010 Outstanding Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award during a ceremony led by Texas U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards at National Harbor, Md., July 22.

  • Australia, U.S. name finalists in worldwide robotics competition

    Jul 26, 2010

    Six high-tech science and technology teams from four continents have been named finalists in the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-Robotic International Challenge. Teams from the United States, Turkey, Japan and Australia have been selected by the U.S. and the Australian departments of defense to compete this November in Australia in an effort to develop the next generation of fully-autonomous ground robots.

  • DoD Support of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 24, 2010

    The entry control point NCOIC of the 13th Military Police, Fort Leonardwood, Mo., tries to talk down a "shooter" with a hostage during a mock exercise July 23, 2010.

  • Getting ready to run

    Jul 23, 2010

    Thirteen "Tropic Lightning" runners compete against one another in an effort to qualify for an eight man team to compete in the Army 10-Miler in Washington D.C. this fall.

  • 25th ID recognizes volunteers for their hard work

    Jul 23, 2010

    25th Inf. Div. Quarterly Volunteer Awards and Recognition Ceremony was held to recognize and honor the men and women volunteers who give selflessly of their time and energy throughout our community.

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

    Jul 22, 2010

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

  • Madigan Soldiers teach Joint Base Lewis-McChord students basic first aid

    Jul 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Children anxious to finish their last week of 5th grade and begin enjoying the summer received some important information that will help make play-time even safer for them - first aid tips from Madigan Army Medical Center military and civilian staff members.

  • Warriors build homes for Tacoma Families

    Jul 13, 2010

    TACOMA, Wash. - Soldiers picked up hammers and paintbrushes to help build five homes for Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity Families in east Tacoma June 23 to 25. About 30 Soldiers and staff volunteered for the Warrior Transition Battalion's second annual build to contribute to affordable housing for local Families in need.

  • Army Families now have one-stop shop for behavioral health services

    Jul 13, 2010

    Madigan Healthcare System wants to let the thousands of spouses and children of deployed service members know that they have not been forgotten, and behavioral health help is here for them thanks to the Child and Family Assistance Center.

  • Rider wins national championship in taekwondo

    Jul 13, 2010

    Sgt. William Rider was named Male Athlete of the Tournament after winning the featherweight division at the 2010 U.S. National Taekwondo Championships on July 4 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Bus tour highlights history, environment of Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jul 13, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. and German dignitaries toured the impact areas on the Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), July 2, 2010, as part of the training area's 100-year anniversary celebration.

  • Wounded Warriors honored at Iolani School Parade

    Jul 12, 2010

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

  • Community enjoys Fourth of July festivities

    Jul 12, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Thousands of Soldiers, families and community members converged on Sills Field, here, to celebrate the nation's 234th birthday with the 39th annual Fourth of July Spectacular, a daylong bash complete with music, games and rides.

  • Games, barbeque, competition liven up the lodge

    Jul 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) recently had its annual Organization Day, celebrating with team competitions, children's games, bingo, dancing, and a barbeque feast.

  • Marching Down Main

    Jul 12, 2010

  • West Point Welcomes New Band Commander

    Jul 12, 2010

  • Yellow Ribbon Room opens in Baumholder for families

    Jul 12, 2010

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- The new Family Readiness Center Yellow Ribbon Room opened its doors at 3 p.m. June 17 when Col. Patrick Matlock, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander, and Lt. Col. Paul Pfahler, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, cut the yellow ribbon spanning the doorway to the facility and welcomed several family readiness liaisons, Family Readiness Group leaders and other garrison members. "This facility will be 'task force home front,' said Pfahler.

  • Youths gain job skills in Summer Hire Program

    Jul 12, 2010

    Ninety-one Baumholder and Wiesbaden youths headed off to work June 21 at the start of this week's Summer Hire Program.

  • Lance Armstrong, Tour de France race by Army garrison

    Jul 12, 2010

    CHIAfE+VRES, Belgium - Lance Armstrong zipped past ChiAfA..vres Air Base July 6, hoping to claim his eighth Tour de France title down the road.

  • Covenant Promises Quality Customer Service For All

    Jul 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's one Army slogan that Garrison deputy commander Curtis Clark would like Garrison employees to put to work every day. That slogan' Be all you can be.

  • Star Wars Legion Customer Keeps The Force With Him

    Jul 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- By day, Chris Popham provides Redstone Arsenal with audiovisual presentation support. By night, the Force is with him as he protects the galaxy as an Imperial Crewman. It's all in a day's work for the Star Wars enthusiast.

  • Block Party

    Jul 9, 2010

    Residents of Woodlawn Village and all of The Villages at Belvoir enjoyed a block party June 26.

  • Carson premieres movie

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Mountain Post members were given the Hollywood treatment with an opportunity to watch an unreleased film, "The Dry Land," and have a question-and-answer session with the director/writer and several stars of the film.

  • Fort Carson celebrates Canada Day

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Canadian military representatives and Family members of Canadian and U.S. fallen military were all honored guests of Fort Carson, brought in June 30 to celebrate Canada's independence day.

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