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  • Jacobson selected as Overseas Region Military Youth of the Year
  • One military youth took the next step in a competition to see who the best military youth is, June 23. Elizabeth Jacobson, a member of the Ramstein Air Base Youth Center, took the title of Overseas Military Youth of the Year at the competition, held here at the Community Activity Center."

  • Medic kicks her way to medal at taekwondo championships
  • Spc. Monique Anderson, a medic with the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas, was the lone medalist from the All-Army Taekwondo Team, which wrapped up its competition at the 2016 National Championships in Richmond, Virginia on July 7."

  • Soldier earns spot on 2016 US Paralympic Swimming Team
  • Sgt. Elizabeth Marks earned a Paralympic berth at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials June 30 through July 2 at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Marks, 25, a native of Prescott Valley, Arizona, who joined the Army at age 17, is the first Soldier in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program to become a Paralympic swimmer."

  • Everclear to rock Fort Leonard Wood July 4!
  • Their hard-driving songs have chronicled hard times past and good times ahead. Now Everclear will help Fort Leonard Wood celebrate the nation's 240th birthday on July 4 at Gammon Field."

  • Under Secretary of the Army participates in worldwide IMCOM Town Hall
  • The U.S. Army Installation Management Command hosted a worldwide town hall with the Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy via teleconference Jun. 28. More than 70 garrisons connected to the town hall and employees were able to stream it live online."

  • Soldiers to run in US Olympic Track & Field Trials
  • Six soldier-athletes will compete for spots on the U.S. Olympic Team at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, scheduled for July 1 through 10 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon."

  • Readers swarm to kickoff event
  • Grant Library's summer reading program kicked off June 16, 2016, at Fort Carson with a library crowded with potential readers. More than 200 children wearing green T-shirts overflowed the provided chairs and spilled onto the floor of the library for the event."

  • Humphreys Recreation Program the best in the Army
  • CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- The Installation Management Command Headquarters 2015 Awards for Excellence in Army Recreation results are in and U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys captured the top three prizes for medium-size installations."

  • BOSS program hosts muddiest Mudder ever
  • Good, clean fun, it wasn't. In fact, this year's Mountain Mudder was downright dirty from start to finish as hundreds of participants braved the gauntlet of obstacles across a sprawling 5.5-mile course June 9 at Fort Drum."

  • Security clearance investigations to include social media activity
  • The Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently enacted a new policy under which federal agencies may consider publicly available social media information in connection with an application for a security clearance."

  • Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox monitor mosquitos through summer
  • Ireland Army Community Hospital's Preventive Medicine Services, which includes the Environmental Health Department, started capturing mosquitos for testing in May and will continue to trap them throughout the summer. Lt. Gildelbrandt Martinez, III, the chief of environmental health for Fort Knox, said the mission of EH is to help identify potential disease outbreaks, such as those in food, water and arthropods, and enact preventative measures so the Fort Knox community and local area can remain a safe place to live and work. And with the spread of the Zika virus in some places in the world, and the onset of summer, Martinez and his staff are on the hunt for mosquitos."

  • Survivor climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to honor Soldiers
  • GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- "I'm going to do it." That was Joann Valenzuela's immediate thought when she saw the TAPS flyer for a Mount Kilimanjaro climb for surviving family members. And she did. Valenzuela and nine other survivors summited the highest peak in Africa Feb. 14, 2016, during a climb sponsored by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, or TAPS."

  • In the Works: What to expect when pets PCS
  • Orders have finally been received. The Family is excited about their new assignment, starting new jobs and making new friends. But what happens to the Family pets?"

  • Celebrating Military Children
  • Military children enjoyed a day of fun at the 5th Annual Fisher House Kinder Tag Children's Day on June 8 at Freedom Park behind the Warrior and Family Support Center."

  • Senior Commander throws first pitch to honor APG
  • Baltimore, Maryland (June 8, 2016) -- Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Senior Commander and Commanding General, U.S Army Communications-Electronics Command, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Sunday, June 5, at the Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees baseball game at Camden Yards to represent and honor the 22,000 U.S. Army Soldiers and Civilians who live and work at APG. (Photos courtesy of Baltimore Orioles)"

  • Army Reserve Sustainability Programs Hosts Wildlife Photo Contest
  • A picture is worth a thousand words to support Army Reserve wildlife."

  • Summertime is adventure time with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation
  • WIESBADEN, Germany - With summertime right around the corner, now's the time to plan your next travel adventure. The staff at Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation has been working hard to provide a multifaceted schedule of unique travel destinations and opportunities for outdoor fun. Highlights include mountain biking, skydiving, canoeing, bouldering and visits to the Oktoberfest and the French Riviera -- just to name a few."

  • Earnings not up to par for Fort Leonard Wood Piney Valley Golf Course
  • Fort Leonard Wood's Piney Valley Golf Course may be four months away from shutting down, if the facility does not make enough money to cover operating expenses by the end of this fiscal year."

  • IMCOM meets 100% quality assurance goal in cemetery operations
  • The U.S. Army Installation Management command recently became the first DoD component to complete the 100% Quality Assurance Quality Control review of the command's world-wide cemetery operations."

  • That star in the window doesn't represent a person's rankā€¦
  • (Commentary) At the post gas station I saw a vehicle, with a young girl driving it, stop to fill up at the pump next to me. I noticed a small flag in the window with two blue stars on it, and assumed that the stars reflected the rank of the Soldier that owned the vehicle. I was surprised that a Major General would have a daughter that young."

  • Soldier-athletes are among first 100 named to 2016 U.S. Olympic Team
  • Five Soldiers are among the first 100 athletes named to the U.S. Olympic Team scheduled to compete Aug. 5 through 21 in the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro."

  • Thousands attend free Daughtry, Lecrae concert on Wetherby Field
  • More than 7,500 Soldiers and civilians from Fort Benning and the surrounding communities gathered at Wetherby Field to attend a free concert hosted by the Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation."

  • Exceptional Family Member Program helps Soldiers, Families keep focus - Not a career killer
  • EFMP: When the needs of Families are met it alleviates the stress on our Soldiers allows them to better focus on mission completion and readiness."

  • Spouse of the Year blasting airwaves to motivate husbands
  • The Army's spouse of the year is on a mission to motivate other male spouses into action."

  • Army spouses: A look at unsung heroes
  • They are as diverse as the military they are connected to, however these unsung heroes don't wear the uniform and they work without awards or accolades. These four people are military spouses."

  • Motorcycles: perception is everything
  • Safely operating any type of motor vehicle is a combination of several different factors -- experience, environment and discipline affect both individuals and their fellow drivers. Motorcyclists, however, must be acutely aware of and prepared for potential hazards at all times, much more so than their counterparts in conventional vehicles."

  • West Point Garrison and Community Recognizes its Volunteers
  • West Point Garrison and Community hosted the 42nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School on West Point, April 19."

  • First Lady, Biden 'Join Forces' at Fort Leonard Wood
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visited service members and their families stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. During their visit, the First Lady and Dr. Biden were joined by LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow, for a story time event with students on base at Thayer Elementary School."

  • Lt. Dan Band rocks Fort Sill
  • True to its billing, the Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band concert at Fort Sill's Polo Field on April 23 was high-energy and interactive, with the members of the audience invited to join the band onstage or to form a conga line while the music rocked the 8,000-plus attendees."

  • IMCOM-Europe names its best in community theater
  • KAISERSLAUTERN Germany -- The finest praise that any actor or singer can receive is a standing ovation."

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