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IMCOM World Newsletter 1 Oct 2010

IMCOM World Newsletter 1 Oct 2010

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Highlights: Gold Star Mothers bond over tragedy, Warriors in transition share experience, Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships
Highlights: Gold Star Mothers bond over tragedy, Warriors in transition share experience, Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships

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Published by: U.S. Army Installation Management Command on Oct 01, 2010
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October 1, 2010 Vol. 4 No. 32IMCOM
USAG Grafenwoehr: Single Soldiersdiscuss concerns at summitArticle Fort Stewart: Suicide Prevention Month -One falls, we all fallArticle Fort Monmouth: Websites Are Key In JobSearchArticle USAG Redstone: Seven Questions For NewCommanderArticle Fort Rucker: Warrant officer coursesdevelop leadersArticle Fort Hood: Soldiers 'Live the Legend' whilefishing for itArticle Fort Rucker: Make your voice heard --Absentee Voting Week Sept. 27-Oct. 4Article Picatinny Arsenal: Picatinny engineer earnsDoD recognition for service to NJ HispaniccommunityArticle Fort Jackson named an Army TrainingCenterArticle Fort Eustis hosts CSF Resiliency FairArticle Slideshow: Fort Bragg commanding generalvisits Schofield BarracksArticle USAG Hawaii honors volunteers whodonate food, pampering servicesArticle 
Gold Star Mothers bond over tragedy
FORT RILEY, Kan. -- When the Soldier came to the door in his dressuniform accompanied by a chaplain, it was a beautiful Sundayafternoon. Karen and her daughter were home and Karen's husband,Bob, was out golfing. "I heardthe knock on the door, and Isaw the man in uniform, and Iknew what happened. I said,'Go away, I don't want to hearit,'" Karen said. She was angrythe men wanted her to call herhusband during his golf game,but finally conceded and toldBob, "Alex was killed. Youneed to come home. I wascrying so hard, I couldn't breathe," she said. Her son, Sgt. AlexanderJames Funcheon, who was part of Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 61stCavalry, Fort Carson, Colo., joined the Army when he couldn't get onthe right track after high school. In his two and a half years in theArmy, he had proven himself a valuable member of the team andquickly worked his way up the ranks. "We were told he wasresponsible, and he was good at his job, and it's hard because wenever got to see that," Karen Funcheon said about her son, who waskilled April 29, 2007, by an Improvised Explosive Device in Baghdad,Iraq. "We had the kid who lost every winter coat I gave him."
 Article Warriors in transition share experience
FORT CARSON, Colo. -- If it takes a village to raise a child, then italso takes an entire community to support a wounded warrior who istransitioning back to the Army orout into the civilian world. To givecommunity leaders a sense ofwhat the Warrior TransitionBattalion is all about, Soldiersfrom the unit hosted a "WarriorsGive Back" event. The event wasdesigned to give guests aninsider\'s view of the Army andalso to explain the mission of the WTB and how the unit is helpingwounded warriors make their individual transitions. The day's activitiesincluded a tour of the post, a weapons demonstration led by membersof the WTB, an opportunity to try weapons and convoy simulators, aHumvee demonstration and a tour of the Warrior Recovery Center.Eighteen leaders representing 12 community organizations also had achance to meet warriors in transition.
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Fort Rucker ACS: Financial peace buildsresiliencyArticle Fort Bragg, community come together to'march forward' in military Family supportArticle Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall: PeaceinterpretationArticle USAG Wiesbaden: Combat spouses: 1stArmored Division spouses enjoy day on therangeArticle Fort Leavenworth re-affirms Army FamilyCovenantArticle Schofield Barracks: Hale Kula encourageschildren to runArticle Fort Sill: Resiliency Training Campusprovides services for military familiesArticle Fort Stewart: ACS preps couples for post-deploymentArticle Fort Sam Houston: Gold Star FlagCeremony honors fallen heroes and theirFamiliesArticle Fort Leavenworth: Hearts Apart helpschildren of deployed SoldiersArticle 
Special Precautions for Children…
Know where your children are at alltimes
Never leave young children alone orunattended. Be certain they are in the careof a trustworthy person.
If it is necessary to leave children athome, keep the house well lighted andnotify a trusted neighbor.
All-Army women go 8-0 at Armed Forces Softball Championships
NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The undefeated All-Armywomen won eight games and put six players on the all-tournamentteam at the 2010 Armed ForcesSoftball Championships, Sept.19-23. Sgt. Windy Klein of FortHood, Texas, pitched and batteda tournament-high .545 to leadAll-Army (8-0) against All-AirForce (3-5) and All-Navy (1-7).Klein was joined on the all-tournament squad by teammatesSpc. Ashley Caswell of FortBragg, N.C.; Staff Sgt. ShaqinaSmith of Camp Casey, Korea; Sgt. April McGarity of Fort SamHouston, Texas; Spc. Jenna Martin of Fort Hood, Texas; and Capt.Lindsey Gerheim of Fort Campbell, Ky. The young All-Army women'steam, with an average age of 24, won with solid defense and timelyhitting. They opened Sunday with a 5-0 victory over Air Force and a14-0 shutout of Navy, followed by a 3-1 win over Air Force and a 6-1conquest of Navy on Monday. They only allowed two runs in their firstfour games -- in slow-pitch softball. "Our shortstop, Jenna Martin, was just huge going in the hole and making double plays, backhandingballs, and throwing runners out by two and three steps," said All-Armywomen's manager Sgt. 1st Class Rob Bailey III. "And our pitcher,Windy Klein, listens real well and makes adjustments. We just playgood defense and put enough runs across."
Article Final Honor Flight 'A Very Touching Trip'
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Adelaide Cape watched quietly asWorld War II veterans reunited with their loved ones at the HuntsvilleInternational Airport following the last Honor Flight Tennessee Valleyon Sept. 11. When a passerbyasked if things were OK, the HonorFlight volunteer coordinator smiledas tears fell down her cheeks. "Itwas very emotional, a verytouching trip," she said. For thepast four years, Cape hascoordinated the on-groundvolunteers - known as the "greenshirters" - who assist veterans asthey board their Honor Flight andthen as they reunite with theirfamilies upon their return. Theyhave also helped with all the planning and arranging that goes into thepre- and post-flight activities at the Huntsville airport, and with theprogram's training and fund-raising events. On this last Honor Flight -number 12 - Cape also got to share in the experience as a volunteeron the flight to the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. "Theytold me I needed to go one time," she said. "I am so glad I did. It was just an unbelievable experience. The things I noticed so much - likethe way our female guardians held the hands of their honorees at thememorial - were about the personal connections between the veteransand the people who were there to help them."

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