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  • 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."

  • 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."

  • Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program
  • The U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stands for Strong Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- promotes garrison fitness and wellness programs available to Soldiers, Families, retirees and Civilians. This year's theme is "Trained. Willing. Able.," which highlights how the five campaign components enhance an individual's readiness."

  • 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."

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