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  • A Senseless Loss
  • As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out."

  • Growing Up Army Style Teaches Lessons Of Friendship, Independence
  • The Grover children are like stepping stones -- each representing the happy family times they've shared between deployments with their dad, Sgt. First Class Jonathan Grover."

  • Fort Sill opens spacious Fires Fitness Center
  • Fort Sill' spacious $22 million Fires Fitness Center offers full range of equipment."

  • Expo keys on road, home, biker safety
  • Fort Sill addresses concerns with safety expo."

  • Monterey military children run "across the country" to prepare for fun run
  • Students at Marshall Elementary School in Seaside, California have run "across the country," running enough collective miles to travel a route from Monterey Bay to Boston Harbor. The school is located on Ord Military Community at the Presidio of Monterey - an Army installation headquartered in Monterey, California. Many of the students are also training participate in a community 3K fun run with their parents in April."

  • April is the time to recognize the military's youngest contributors
  • Imagine moving to a new state or country every two or three years. Imagine changing schools, making new friends, and then leaving it all behind. Imagine going months without seeing your mom or dad."

  • Community shows appreciation to Gold Star spouses
  • U.S. Army Installation Management Command leaders, community leaders and visiting dignitaries showed their appreciation for the surviving spouses of fallen service members on April 5, at a special luncheon at the Survivor Outreach Services building on Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The nation observes Gold Star Spouses' Day on April 5. The "Gold Star" label refers to the special lapel buttons survivors receive from the military after a service member's death."

  • Gold Star spouse strives to find niche in community
  • Kelvin Triggs considers himself to be a loner. His days consist of managing a small business and taking care of his teenage son Nick. He says that it is hard for him to associate with new people outside of work and church. Triggs' life forever changed in 2011. He became a widower after the death of his wife Master Sgt. Marcia Triggs, an Army journalist assigned to the Office of Chief of Public Affairs in Chicago, Illinois. A veteran himself, he went from being a military spouse to a Gold Star spouse -- the unique name given to surviving family members because of the gold pins they receive from the military."

  • Wiesbaden's Rheinblick Golf Course welcomes individuals, families for fun and resiliency
  • WIESBADEN, Germany - Although only a 15-minute drive from downtown Wiesbaden, the Rheinblick Golf Course may be one of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's best-kept secrets. "This is one of the prettiest golf courses that you'll find in Germany," said Jerry Beierschmitt, Rheinblick Golf Course superintendent."

  • Army focuses on child abuse prevention
  • "It takes all of us working together to prevent child abuse," said Lisa Stewart, the Family advocacy program manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In April, Army leaders at all levels will emphasize the importance of safety and prevention methods as they join the nation in observing Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse prevention campaigns will bring awareness to an issue that affects all community members."

  • Fort Bliss Run for the Fallen 5k
  • About 1100 Soldiers, family members and survivors attended the second annual Fort Bliss Run for the Fallen 5k April 2, 2016."

  • 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest
  • A Soldier and two family members won 10 awards between the three of them in the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest. Hosted annually by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, the contest received 2,509 entries, from which 14 first, second and third-place winners were selected, along with 23 honorable mentions."

  • Veteran Army photography contestant exposes world travels via imagery
  • Staff Sgt. Pablo Piedra is a seven-time competitor in the annual photography contest hosted by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation division of U.S. Army Installation Management Command. He competed in the contest even before the word "digital" was added to the title."

  • Shelter from the Storm
  • Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually."

  • Army transitions to simplified DOD request for childcare website
  • The Army is transitioning to a new single portal Department of Defense website -- www.MilitaryChildCare.com -- designed to make it easier for Soldiers to find the childcare they need."

  • Army 101 teaches families about Soldier's life
  • Basic Combat Training might be an enormous challenge to a young Soldier, but it's also stressful for Family members. An online program helps families learn about their Soldier's new lifestyle, and their participation can provide the Soldier-in-training a few extra benefits."

  • The Wall that Heals is coming to Fort Irwin
  • As part of the National Training Center's 50th Vietnam War Commemoration next Saturday, March 19, a 250-foot long, half scale replica of the original wall on Washington D.C. will be set up in the large parking lot behind the post chapel for viewing from Thursday morning through Sunday morning, March 17-20."

  • Heart attack survivor tells all, gives advice
  • How does a health conscious, workout crazy, health food eating, gym rat have a heart attack? It wasn't easy. And involves all the wrong numbers. RJ Dyrdek is the energy manager for the Directorate of Public Works at Fort Knox and is well regarded as an installation energy conservationist. He is a husband, father, and--a heart attack survivor. This is his story."

  • Students travel world virtually
  • Two Fort Carson elementary schools took part in a Beta-test of Google Expeditions, a program that immerses that users in a virtual environment, March 2, 2016."

  • Military child shares her "big" story
  • Young lives. Big stories. These four words capture the way of life for military children. If asked "what does it mean to be a military child?" each child -- no matter how young they are -- will have an interesting story to share. Elisa Solomon, a senior at Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia, answered with more than just storytelling in mind. She understands the "emotional rollercoaster" that children like her experience and wanted to let them know that they are not alone."

  • Read Across America Brings Smiles to Local Children
  • HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For the fifteen five-year-olds gathered at Janiece Thomas's feet, she held the culmination of a week's worth of Dr. Seuss. Big smiles across the children's faces were not only because of their visitor, but actually because of books."

  • Fort Irwin working to ensure reliable electrical power at NTC
  • On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage, as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 am to 6 pm. During the outage, SCE will do maintenance work on its power grid. Much has been done to improve the reliability and sustainability of the National Training Center's electrical power supply since two summers ago, when a series of outages beset the post."

  • Staff Sgt. Nunn overcomes flu to become three-time Olympian
  • Staff Sgt. John Nunn overcame the flu to win the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the 50-kilometer Race Walk to earn his third Olympic berth with a personal-best time of 4 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds on Feb. 21 in Santee, California."

  • Armed Forces Cross Country Race Results
  • Race Results from the Armed Forces Cross Country Championships. For the full story and photos, see http://www.army.mil/article/162453/ "

  • BOSS President leads from the front
  • Significant developments in one's career can come from unlikely places. For one Soldier, a community recreation program gave him growth opportunities far beyond what he had imagined. Staff Sgt. Eric Jimenez, a laboratory sciences non-commissioned officer in charge at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is one of the Soldiers behind the creation of the new Army Performance Triad's "Cooking Guide for Soldiers" and an assessment instructor for the Office of the Surgeon General."

  • Via: Youth must be mentored toward STEM careers now
  • When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command."

  • IMCOM-Europe director highlights training opportunities for US, German employees
  • GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Describing the role of U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria within the framework of today's international geopolitics and uncertain future, the director of Installation Management Command-Europe highlighted expanded training opportunities for U.S. and local national employees at a town hall here Feb. 18."

  • MWR Pet Care Center, here to help
  • USAG YONGSAN -- For families who are constantly on the move, providing quality care for their pets can be a difficult task. This is especially true for military personnel who go through a permanent change of station (PCS) every few years. To help families feel more at home, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan MWR Pet Care Center provides a wide range of services that are intended to make your pet feel right at home, too."

  • Time to focus on you
  • It's time to ponder what's being done to take care of you. Are you getting enough sleep? Eating healthy? Exercising regularly? Maybe you need to battle buddy to help you stay accountable. The point is to make a plan and here are some tips to get it started."

  • HOW TO ADOPT A MILITARY WORKING DOG
  • Thank you for your interest in the DOD Military Working Dog Adoption Program. The DOD Military Working Dog Adoption Program is managed by the 341st Training Squadron, United States Air Force."

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