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Army works towards implementingstandard child care fees in accordance withnew DoD policyArticle "Heroes at Home" Program transitions toNew Parent Support ProgramArticle Fort Belvoir: Wounded Warriors formhockey programArticle Fort McPherson: Women gather to discusshealth, wellnessArticle Fort Bliss: Soldiers, families benefit fromEFMP support group activitiesArticle Fort Bragg: Operation Purple helps childrencope with stress of deployed parentsArticle Fort Drum: Army's top general visits FortDrum, awards SoldiersArticle Fort Hood: Survivor Outreach Servicesholds 2nd annual TAPS Survivor Seminar &Good Grief CampArticle Fort McPherson: Programs helpinstallations stand against angerArticle Fort Sam Houston: Army North Soldiersmeet, greet children of deployed parentsduring Operation PurpleArticle Picatinny Arsenal: Summer interns takeinstallation tourArticle Fort Polk: How Army teens deal withpressures of growing up in 2010Article Fort Sam Houston: BAMC patrons save timewith new valet parking serviceArticle USAG Heidelberg: Program helps collegegraduates break barriersArticle Army Materiel Command Band sergeantsto rock Aberdeen Proving GroundArticle Fort Riley: Geary County resigns ArmyCommunity CovenantArticle Fort Sill, Cameron University partner foreducation, employmentArticle
First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires aftermore than 38 years service to nation
FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- The first person of Hawaiian ancestry towear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired here todayafter 38 years service to the Army and the nation. Army Lt. Gen.Joseph F. Peterson,deputy commandinggeneral, U.S. ArmyForces Command, hadserved as the deputycommander atFORSCOM since Dec.11, 2006 when hearrived, followingservice in Iraq. Hostedby Gen. James D.Thurman, FORSCOM's commanding general, the Soldiers and Civilianstaff gathered at the field in front of FORSCOM Headquarters for theceremony to honor Peterson. "Today is a bittersweet day for mepersonally," said Thurman, "for we are excited to have the opportunityto recognize an exceptional Army leader who has given 38 years ofselfless service to this nation, but we're also saddened to bid farewellto two dedicated members of our Army Family - Joe and AnnPeterson." Thurman deferred honors to Peterson during the ceremony.Accordingly, the Salute Battery comprised of FORSCOM Soldiers, ledby Sgt. 1st Class Tiem Ambrose, fired 15 rounds in honor of theoutgoing deputy commander before presenting the ceremonial shellcasing to Peterson to represent the last round fired in his honor.
Article Final Fest celebrates present and past
FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Members of the Fort Monmouthcommunity and people from neighboring communities enjoyed musicalentertainment, a parade, sporting events, skydivers, rides and militarydemonstrations during“The Last Hoo-ah.” Itwas the final fort festivalbefore the fort closes in2011. “We wanted toproudly exhibit thesignificant contributionsmade by the Army andthe other uniformedservices over the past 93years at Fort Monmouth,” said event coordinator Mike Ruane. Ruanesaid one of the purposes of the event was to thank the neighboringcommunities for their extraordinary support over the years and also togive military retirees and veterans an opportunity to revisit aninstallation that may have been an important part of their lives. Thegeneral public was invited to the fort from 3 p.m. on Friday until theclose of the event at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strongofficially opened the festival in the entertainment tent. “All of you havea very important assignment this weekend and as your commandinggeneral I expect every single one of you to complete it. Your mission issimple and requires no after action report. I am expecting all of you tohave a great time,” Strong said.