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  • Soldier takes Olympic silver after disqualification is overturned
  • RIO DE JANEIRO -- Spc. Paul Chelimo relied on the strength he developed as a Soldier to get through the men's 5,000-meter run at the Rio Olympic Games, where he eventually claimed the silver medal. On the way to the medal race, Chelimo ran his personal best time of 13 minutes 19.54 seconds to win his qualifying heat on Wednesday, Aug. 17. At the finals, Saturday, Aug. 20, he pushed past that personal best by more than 15 seconds to finish runner-up to Great Britain's Mo Farah in 13:03.94."

  • Army Olympian "soldiers on" to complete 50K Race Walk at Rio Games
  • Three-time Olympian Staff Sgt. John Nunn soldiered through an assortment of body cramps to finish 42nd in the men's 50-kilometer Race Walk at the Rio Olympic Games. On a hot and humid day in Brazil, with temperatures rising into the upper 80s during the 31-mile race along an oceanfront course in Pontal, only 48 of the starting field of 67 competitors completed the race."

  • Spc. Lowe relies on Army training to shoot through Olympic debut
  • "It was a lot of pressure, but I believe I did some of the best shooting of my life," said Lowe, 23, a native of Olympia, Washington, stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. "I worked hard and I learned a lot from this, my first Olympic match: if I am not working every single shot, it's not going to happen.""

  • Army marksmen narrowly miss making Olympic double trap final
  • RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Richmond just missed making the finals with a seventh-place finish, and five-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Glenn Eller finished 14th in men's double trap on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the 2016 Olympic Games."

  • Soldier at Olympic opening: 'My heart was full of American pride.'
  • RIO DE JANEIRO -- Whether marching into Maracan√£ Stadium as part of Team USA or watching on television, U.S. Army Olympians felt great pride during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games."

  • 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 rank‚Ķ
  • (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."

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