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Aggressive treatment of pain prevents future complications Article Redstone Arsenal: Facility Fire Remains Under Investigation Article Fort Riley, Geary County reaffirm commitment with Army Community Covenant signing Article USAG Stuttgart: Community members 'Run to Remember' Article Fort Leavenworth: Post schools among best in nation Article Fort A.P. Hill: Post preps for National Scout Jamboree Article Fort Rucker: 78 DAC security guard jobs come to post Article Schofield Barracks: Televised town hall returns Article Fort Hood: "Black Jack" Soldier wins commandant challenge Article USAG Stuttgart: Panzer DFAC named best in Europe Article Fort Sam Houston: Camp Bullis - An Emerald City in the rough Article Rock Island Arsenal: TRICARE Prime Enrollment Expanded to Retirees, Family Members Article

Wiesbaden earns top honors at Military Child Education Coalition Conference WIESBADEN, Germany - A Wiesbaden school and community partnership, led by U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer Peter Witmer, earned top honors at the 12th annual Military Child Education Coalition Conference. Wiesbaden's ongoing partnership project was recognized with the 2010 Outstanding Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award during a ceremony led by Texas U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards at National Harbor, Md., July 22. "Each of these recipients has brought together a variety of stakeholders in their community," said the Texas congressman, in congratulating the Wiesbaden team and five stateside projects also recognized for community partnership initiatives. (Other award recipients included Fort Eustis, Va., and Fort Sill, Okla., for Exemplary Partnerships; USAG Redstone, Navy Region Southwest and Marine Corps Installations West for Recognized Partnerships; and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for Recognized Individual Program.) Article Fort Bragg inline roller hockey rink adds to quality of life FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Skating aficionados came together to mark the ribbon cutting of a new, state-of-the art inline roller hockey rink Friday on Fort Bragg. The 10,000 square foot facility is located directly behind Cleland Ice Rink and cost nearly $200,000 to construct, said Michael Parrent, business manager at Cleland. Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg garrison commander, said the facility is a unique structure that is being provided for Soldiers and their Families that further insures their quality of life is good. Sicinski said he looks forward to using the facility. Parrent said the rink would be available for units to use for PT, by appointment Thursdays and Fridays, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. "It is true excitement to offer this. It is just one more thing in the MWR arsenal that we can offer to Soldiers and Families," Parrent said. Fort Bragg leads the Army with such a quality facility, he added. Article

Passing the Colors

Col. Bird takes command of U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Article

Covenant news
Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 27 quality-oflife Issues Article Redstone Arsenal: Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships Article Fort Sam Houston: New play areas promise boundless learning, fun for kids, adults Article Fort Bragg: Gyms receive much needed renovations Article

USAG Wiesbaden: Students continue to learn, have fun during summer school program Article Fort Lee: New playground offers boundless fun Article USAG Daegu: Positioned for the future Article USAG Red Cloud: Tour normalization efforts in full swing at Article Camp Humphreys readies for more troops, Families Article Fort Hood: TAPS Assisting those left behind Article

'Troop' comforts wounded warriors FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties. One image that can sometimes be forgotten, though, is the four-legged Soldier, dutifully doing what he is commanded without any regard for their own safety. Billy was just such a dog. A Dutch shepherd which spent 10 years on active duty in the Air Force-three of which were spent overseas as an explosives detection dog-he sustained injuries that forced him into retirement. Though the exact cause of the injuries is not known, Billy was burned, injured four vertebrae, had nerve damage to his legs and a puncture wound to his right shoulder, according to his owner. Although retired by the military, Billy stayed connected to the service through a fellow Soldier who was being medically discharged herself. Lani Sing, serving the last two years on Fort Carson as a medic, following her discharge had a long road of rehabilitation ahead of her. She found help when she found Billy through an online service where people can adopt retired military working dogs. Together, she and Billy started on the road to recovery. Article USARPAC Soldier extends his REACH FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – When most face a drive home to relax at the end of the duty day, Sgt 1st Class Ronnie Russell is just beginning work on his public service volunteer projects. He excels—not just as the U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post Operations noncommissioned officer – but as a community leader. Russell endeavors outside of his already busy duty day and was recently cited to receive the 2010 Blacks in Government Award from the national organization, Blacks in Government—dedicated to African Americans engaged in public service who promote equality in all aspects of American life, excellence in public service and opportunity for all Americans. BIG will present the award to Russell on Aug. 16, at a ceremony in Kansas City, Mo. "Russell promotes opportunities to improve individuals\' lives across racially and ethnically diverse communities throughout the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and specifically, established a nonprofit organization called REACH with the sole purpose of rebuilding the economy one community at a time," said Lt. Col. Shane Duncanson, USARPAC CCP. "REACH is a metaphor, not an acronym, an active way of making things happen, whether you are reaching out to someone or you are reaching for a personal goal that you may have for yourself, because you have to be active, not only in the community but also an active thinker to make things happen for yourself as well," said Russell. Article
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Army's Festival of Arts moves to Web Article

Force protection news
Tips for family at home
■ Keep the house locked, even if you are at home ■ Destroy all envelopes or other items that show your name, rank or other personal Information ■ Develop friendly relations with your neighbors

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Safety news
Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall: Summer reminds JBM-HH traffic safety is still an issue Article Fort Sill: Brigade in busy month for giving blood Article

BRAC IS HERE -- ARE YOU READY? The IMCOM Relocation Web site is your source for the news and information you need to stay abreast of the ongoing transition to San Antonio. The move has been steadily progressing for a year, but starting now, the pace will pick up considerably. We all need to get informed and plan for the very near future. The Web site is there to help. Whether you're relocating or not, the time has come for some informed decisions regarding BRAC and your future. The IMCOM G1 has established the IMCOM G1 BRAC Assistance Office to specifically assist BRAC-impacted employees in understanding and using available career assistance tools. This office is partnering with multiple organizations to bring training to the IMCOM workforce. The goal is to assist you with your individual needs as you transition. These programs and resources will soon be featured prominently on the Relocation Web site. Employees may contact the "IMCOM BRAC Placement Assistance" email box if they have questions, recommendations or desire career assistance as IMCOM transitions to San Antonio. Just look it up in the Global Address List. Spouses of IMCOM employees relocating to Ft. Sam Houston may contact the "IMCOM Spouse Relocation" email box to request career assistance as they transition with their sponsor.

Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall: Substance abuse program adds personnel Article Grafenwoehr: New berm construction makes safer place for helicopter operations Article

Environmental news

USAG Daegu: Wet, wild, wonderful

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Conservation/Energy news

The DoD BRAC Web site (http://www.cpms.osd.mil/brac/brac_index.aspx) provides employees, managers, supervisors, and human resources specialists the latest information on BRAC, and the variety of transition assistance programs offered by the Department of Defense and other Federal agencies. The Department of Defense BRAC Transition "Other Websites" (http://www.cpms.osd.mil/brac/Other_BRAC.aspx )also provides access to a number of electronic tools including the BRAC Coach, and Career One Stop. To get to the Relocation page, just go to the IMCOM Web site, http://www.imcom.army.mil/hq/ and click the Alamo in the upper right corner. Or go straight to the Relocation page at http://www.imcom.army.mil/hq/relocation/

Fort Huachuca: Water resources management at Fort Huachuca continues 15 years later Article

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