Vol. 5, No. 2 • Jan. 14, 2011



The weekly e-newsletter for those serving Soldiers, Civilians and Families at U.S. Army Garrisons around the world

SECARMY views Leonard Wood tornado damage
Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with post officials and military families Jan. 6 to reach out to the local community and see what the Army can do to assist in the recovery from the New Year’s Eve tornado, which injured four and left several homes uninhabitable. (More)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Next Monday marks the 25th Federal holiday recognizing one of America’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let us celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to our Nation and commemorate the values he exemplified in his life and teachings -courage, truth, respect, integrity, humility and service. These same values are at the core of what the Army strives to cultivate in each and every Soldier and Civilian. They are also what makes the Army such an enduring and effective institution. As you enjoy this holiday, take a moment to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and rededicate yourself to the values he espoused. This special holiday is part ... (More)

Wingshooter scheduled gala speaker
Marty Fischer, described as one of America’s best-known outdoor personalities, is coming to Fort Stewart to share his expertise... (More)

Panzer Hotel hosts grand opening
The Panzer Hotel is now open for guests, following a grand opening ceremony Dec. 15. “I want to welcome you to ... (More)

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IMCOM World News
Published by: U.S. Army Installation Management Command Commanding General: Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch Public Affairs & StratComm Director: Mike Thiem IMCOM World News Staff Public Affairs & Strategic Communications Directorate Managing Editor: R. Slade Walters Layout Editor: Luke Elliott Web: Neal Snyder Video: Keith Smith
This official U.S. Army electronic publication is published weekly under the supervision of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Public Affairs & Strategic Communications Directorate to provide the U.S. Army Installation Management Community, which is made up of Soldiers and Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army for Installation Management (OACSIM); the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM); the U.S. Army Family, Morale and Welfare Command (FMWRC); and the U.S. Army Environmental Command (AEC), with information on people, policies, operations, developments, trends and ideas of and about the Installation Management Community. Contents of the IMCOM World News are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, the Department of the Army. Any editorial content in this electronic publication or linked from this electronic publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM Public Affairs & Strategic Communications Directorate and the specific region or garrison public affairs office where the content originated. Unless otherwise indicated (and except for “by permission” and copyright items), material may be reprinted provided credit is give to the originating garrison, author and/or photographer. All photographs by U.S. Army unless otherwise credited. Submissions of garrisonrelated articles published to by garrison public affairs offices are invited.

IMCOM shares Army’s Home at All American Bowl
Employees from the Installation Management Command Headquarters participated in the Army Strong Zone at the Army All American Bowl in San Antonio Jan. 6-8. The display featured information about IMCOM programs, installations ... (More)

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Army supporters soar with Knights
Community leaders from around the U.S. gained a new perspective of the U.S. Army last week from 13,500 feet above this south Texas city. The Golden Knights supported ... (More)

Cub Scouts complete historic walk
Battling the freezing cold, Stuttgart area Cub Scouts trudged through snow and slush during the Dec. 11 Bastogne Historical Walk in Belgium as they commemorated the hardships ... (More)

Woman helps Soldier having seizure
A trip to the Main Post PX put Likedia Martinez in the right place at the right time to save a Soldier’s life Dec. 28. (More)

Organizations’ 1st-rate safety programs
Depot and tenant organization safety programs recently competed for the 2010 Safety Area of the Year Awards. (More)

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Soldiers visit post-WWII Augsburg
Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Headquarters and ... (More)

Bragg rescuers rehearse down aircraft recovery
Rescue units from Simmons Army Air Field responded to a simulated helicopter crash at the aerial gunnery range in the training area of Fort Bragg, Dec. 9, 2010. The exercise helped assessed the SAAF emergency response plan at night in a ... (More)

Army supporters soar with Knights
Heidelberg women soccer players had a rare opportunity Sunday to learn from one of the most successful women’s soccer coaches ... (More)

DHS seminar hones emergency response
A tornado tears through Fort Leonard Wood and destroys 150 homes. Three U.S. Soldiers are killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk ... (More)

Retired colonel shares Dr. King’s dream
When retired Col. Nathan Thomas, Jr. spoke at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ... (More)

WWII jeep is rolling piece of history
As the Fort Irwin and National Training Center G-3 chief of operations, Lt. Col. Stephen Thrasher is always on the move, but in his spare time he keeps a piece of American history rolling down the road in his World War II jeep, a 1942 Ford GPW. “It’s essential because the material ...” (More)

IMCOM to AMC logistics transformation
While transferring the logistics functions of U.S. Army installations across the globe from one U.S. Army command to another is no simple task, the Installation Management Command and the Army Materiel Command are making strides toward the scheduled completion date of Oct. 1. “We have already completed much ...” (More)

Exercise joins Army, local K-9 agencies
The Fort Carson military working dog unit and more than 50 local area K-9 agencies...(More)

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Buying braces on the economy
“No more new patients for braces,” the orthodontist at the Mannheim Dental Clinic told me. “Nor are they accepting new patients in Heidelberg.” He looked straight at me, as he shattered my hopes of ever owning another new car, buying a house eventually or even enjoying retirement before I am a centenarian. (More)

Quality of life award nominations
HEIDELBERG, Germany - Officials announced today the Installation Management Command-Europe nominations for the Secretary of the Army 2010 Quality of Life Awards. *Superior Quality of Life Award - Large Unit U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden for its Comprehensive Community Fitness ... (More)

External Media Report
NSA’s Base-Crappiest Website
Through the gates of Fort George Meade pass the most powerful technical minds that the government employs. But Fort Meade’s website contains pixelized, faux-shaded green fonts and a two-column descending-text template not seen since the days of GeoCities. Yes, Fort Meade, a 5,400-acre complex less than an hour’s drive outside ... (More)

USO Announces Grand Opening at Lee
The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will host a grand opening of its 11th welcome center, located at Fort Lee, on Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. Expected attendees include the First Lady of Virginia, Maureen McDonnell, state and local elected officials, and senior Army ... (More)

Contract Management
Today’s Defense leaders are faced with a daunting challenge. Simply stated, the nation’s economy cannot sustain the level of defense spending that the country has experienced since the attacks of September 11th. Over the past decade, the US Defense Budget has more than doubled. The U.S. Army’s top line has ... (More)

No God, no mantra? You’d flunk
You don’t pray or meditate. You’re among the “Nones” -- folks who claim no religion and maybe you shrug off spirituality, too. So you might flunk the five spiritual questions on the U.S. Army’s current wellbeing assessment survey for soldiers. Already, one church-state watchdog, Michael “Mikey” Weinstein is having a ... (More)

Single Soldiers give back
The year of 2010 was notable for the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wurttemberg Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, and nowhere is that more evident than in the national recognition of the BOSS programs in all three communities. Heidelberg and Kaiserslautern’s ... (More)

NBC ‘Today’ hosts surprise baby shower
The nation witnessed Fort Drum’s holiday spirit recently when 112 expectant mothers were treated to an early-morning surprise. NBC’s “Today” show hosted a baby shower at the Commons as nearly 50 employees of Walmart Supercenter on Route 11 gave each mother-to-be a stroller full of necessities for their ... (More)

Rec Center discounts for Survivors
In recognition of their sacrifice, the Army’s Family and MWR Command is offering discounted rates at Armed Forces Recreation Centers to military Families who have lost a Family member in service to our Nation. Armed Forces Recreation Centers are full service resort hotels designed and ... (More)

Dirt turned for new WTU complex
The Warrior Transition Unit allows the Army to rehabilitate Soldiers and return them to deploying units. A new WTU complex is one of many new projects on Fort Sill. Jan. 6 marked the groundbreaking for the three-phase plan. Among the new facilities are a Soldier and family ... (More)

Super Bowl activities-Fort Hood
Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth obviously have major roles in Super Bowl XLV. But an unexpected place – Fort Hood – is getting a taste of the big game. The Army base near Killeen is playing a large part in the NFL’s military outreach effort. In conjunction with the Super Bowl, the league hosts programs for service members and their families, and ... (More)

Commissary products safety
The Defense Commissary Agency Europe would like to reassure their customers that the meat and eggs in their commissaries are safe. Concern was raised recently when dioxin was found in some eggs and poultry within Germany after tainted grease was inadvertently used to make animal feed. (More)

Neighbor, MP rescue girl from huge icicle
North Country citizens can potentially skirt danger outdoors this winter if they steer clear of homes, buildings or other structures prone to icicle formations. In an incident just before the holidays, 7-yearold Kate-Lynn Hopkins was pinned down in more than a foot of snow by a giant ... (More)

Green kudos: Fort Bliss building
The commercial building that houses FirstLight Federal Credit Union and the USO Center in East Fort Bliss has received national recognition for its environmental design. On Monday, The United States Green Building Council designated the facility a Silver-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ... (More)

AMSC Excellence in Education Award
Consider applying for the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Excellence (EIE) in Education Award. Applying for the EIE Award is an opportunity for your organization to review its processes, make necessary improvements, and then to have those processes reviewed objectively by educators, human resource experts, and subject matter experts who have interest and knowledge of education and lifelong learning. The AMSC Excellence in Education Award Criteria is designed to dispel the notion that education is a single event or class and ... (More)

Providing Home For Survivor Families
Emily McFall’s life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, wellwishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal. McFall is the Arsenal’s coordinator of Survivor Outreach Services, known popularly as SOS. It is a program focused on providing a safe and homey haven for the Gold Star families of fallen Soldiers, and offering them the support, counseling and encouragement to continue on ... (More)

Book details 3rd ID’s role in Iraq
Military historian and author Dale Andrade unveiled his latest book, which details the success of the 3rd ID’s work in Iraq during the 2007 troop surge, Monday at Fort Stewart’s Club Stewart. After the ceremony, Andrade signed copies of “Surging South of Baghdad: The 3rd Infantry Division and Task Force Marne in Iraq, 2007-2008,” which was released ... (More)

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