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6 August 2010 IMCOM World Newsletter

6 August 2010 IMCOM World Newsletter

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In this issue: Community Outreach, Antiterrorism month, first Lieutenant General of Hawaiian origin retires
In this issue: Community Outreach, Antiterrorism month, first Lieutenant General of Hawaiian origin retires

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Aug 6, 2010 Vol. 4 No. 24IMCOM
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DoD changes child care fee policyArticle AFAP conference to be held at Joint BaseMyer-Henderson HallArticle Army kicks off Anti-Terrorism AwarenessMonthArticle Chaplain Corps celebrates 235thanniversaryArticle Coca-Cola Zero music tour features Soldier-based bandsArticle Rader Clinic gets new commander duringCOCArticle Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellenceArticle Rock Island Arsenal: Getting a Taste ofMilitary LifeArticle USAG Benelux: Employees convert fromNSPS to GS Aug. 15Article Fort Benning: POW/MIA memorial to moveto National Infantry MuseumArticle Fort Carson: Post civilian preservesCarson, PCMS historyArticle Training surge at Grafenwoehr, Hohenfelsto prepare Europe's forces for AfghanistanmissionArticle Joint Base Lewis-McChord awardsceremony to honor selfless service ofciviliansArticle Fort Leavenworth: Representatives meet todiscuss future of Army GamingArticle 
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 Community Outreach: Keeping the promise together
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Our Soldiers have been steadfast in their serviceto the nation during the past nine years of conflict. Their Families havebeen just as constant in their own dedicatedservice, providing the strength and supportthat enables Soldiers to do their jobs. OurSoldiers and Families persevere in theirservice to the nation in the face of repeateddeployments and even greater challenges.It is heartening to know that we are not inthis alone - our fellow citizens want tounderstand what we are experiencing andshare a deep desire to support us wherethey can. Sometimes they simply do notknow where to begin or how to make theconnection to channel their appreciation and support into action. Thatis why reaching out to the communities around us is so vitallyimportant. The Army has a long history of supportive relationships withsurrounding communities. San Antonio, Texas, claims the title ofMilitary City, USA, but many more communities could lay equal claim;their ties with the installations in their areas being as long-standingand deep-rooted.
Article Army promotes anti-terrorism awareness in August
BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers, family members and civilians Army-wide have felt the effects of the acts of terror committed at Fort Hoodin November 2009 and those attempted at Fort Dix in 2007. Thoughthe results might not seem obvious to all community members, Armysecurity groups have responded tothese and other terrorist attacks bypromoting individual awarenessand vigilance across postsworldwide. Whether it is a posterin the commissary, or requiredtraining for Soldiers, lawenforcement officials are making itevident that the safety of anycommunity is dependent on its members, as they are at the forefront inproviding authorities with tips and information. In August, the Army isrolling out a series of informational flyers, posters and programs tofocus on terrorism awareness. A major goal of the month-long themeis to further implement the iWatch program, a safety awarenesscampaign meant to educate community members in recognizing andreporting suspicious activity.
 
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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.

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