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Vol. 5, No. 13 • Mar. 25, 2011

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

IMCOM employees win top awards
HEIDELBERG, Germany - For the second time in three years, members of IMCOM Europe have won both awards in Read more... both categories of the...

Lewis-McChord assists families from Japan
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., March 22, 2011 - An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal... Read more...

Army’s first smart-charging micro grid
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - In efforts to provide a clean source of “green” power and control nearly any source... Read more...

Daughters dance with their heroes
FORT CARSON, Colo. - Three-hundredforty-three servicemembers and their princesses slipped on their dancing shoes... Read more...

WIESBADEN, Germany - Gearing down a high-powered sports car abruptly can cause major damage to its well-designed engine. The same is true for Soldiers returning from downrange with a heightened state of intensity to the calm of home. This is a current reality for 1st Armored Read more... Division troops in...

WAQ: Helping Soldiers adjust

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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 and Shayna Brouker 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 and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command (FMWRC); and the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC), 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 given to the originating garrison, author and/or photographer. All photographs by U.S. Army unless otherwise credited. Submissions of garrisonrelated articles published to army.mil by garrison public affairs offices are invited.

‘Sons of Anarchy’ actors ride with troops
FORT HOOD, Texas - About 300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers, sport bikes and custom choppers recently to take a 50-mile motorcycle mentorship ride dedicated to safety. Actors Kim Coates and Theo Rossi, from the TV show “Sons of Anarchy,” ... Read more...

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ACS transformation pilot wraps up
VICENZA, Italy - Vicenza’s Army Community Service will finish a test period March 31, officially becoming its own directorate April 1, to complete a separation from its... Read more...

Retreats offer troops respite, resiliency
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - St. Patrick’s Day couldn’t have been any better. Temperatures hovered around the low to mid 60s. A few clouds and bright sun seemed to put a... Read more...

Off-roading threatens fragile ecosystem
KAENA POINT STATE PARK, Hawaii - Navigating the pristine trails, here, which are dotted with native vegetation, offers an... Read more...

ACS, USCIS join forces to assist families
FORT POLK, La. - An Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) issue is serving as the catalyst to improve assistance for Family... Read more...

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Ledbetter speaks during celebration
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Read more... Va. - On March 15, civilians...

BOSS Soldiers skydive 14,000 feet
FORT STEWART, Ga. - As the chill from winter’s cool air is taken by the springtime sun, Soldiers from Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield had the opportunity to fall from the sky, feeling firsthand the air of the changing seasons. Soldiers participated in the... Read more...

DFACs in Korea battle to change minds
YONGSAN GARRISON, Korea - A meal at 1st Signal Sports Cafe this month could involve an encounter with a six-foot... Read more...

ASAP offers relief from stress, anxiety
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - The Fort Jackson Army Substance Abuse Program, which traditionally addresses issues of alcohol... Read more...

Red Cross volunteers help Soldiers, more
FORT HOOD, Texas - Debbie MacDonald started her sojourn with the Red Cross by taking a CPR class after a family... Read more...

WWII vet recognized after 67 years
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - More than 67 years after he helped rescue a wounded comrade from a mine field in Italy, a Columbia-area World War II veteran received the recognition he had earned. Former Army Pvt. Henry Schuessler, now 86, was awarded the Bronze Star in a ceremony at Post Headquarters Monday for... Read more...

Picatinny website guru ‘steps it up’
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - If you’ve ever browsed one of Picatinny’s many web pages, you’ve seen the work of computer guru Marc Ivry of Chugach Industries, who is a key liaison to the online world of the arsenal. But crunching computer code was the last Read more... thing on Ivry’s mind Feb. 27, ...

Fort Lee Band supports music education
HOPEWELL, Va. (March 17, 2011) - In support of Music in Our Schools... Read more...

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ACS offers resiliency class for families
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Almost one year after the opening of the Master Resilience Training Course facility on Fort Jackson, Army Community Services will begin offering resiliency training to family members on post. The first class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday at the Read more... Family Readiness Center. ...

Chaplains use current events in training
FORT JACKSON, S.C. - As tensions mount in North Africa and revolutions rock the area, the rest of the world watches with a mix of dread and wonder, hoping for the best for those long-oppressed people of Egypt, Tunisia, Iran and Libya. To keep training current and relevant, and to Read more... illustrate how current affairs...

IN THE PRESS
External Media Report
Developing strategies in a desert
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping meet the water demands of a riparian desert region that is home to a national conservation area and a thriving military base. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hydraulic engineer Dave... Read more...
SCIENCE DAILY, MARCH 22

Food service leaders tackle troop topics
FORT LEE, Va., (Feb. 25, 2011) - Senior Army food service advisors came together here to discuss how to improve support to the force and quality of life for the Soldiers. This was the first time such a meeting was convened, and the idea was put into action by Read more... Chief Warrant Officer 4...

Army Strong Experience inspires all
FORT BENNING, Ga. - What does a Soldier do? Hundreds of businessmen, educators, academic leaders and students from across the country got an up-close look Thursday, converging on Fort Benning for a day of activities centered on teaching the public about the military. The Army Strong Experience... Read more...

TBI recovery inspires others
WASHINGTON - His first significant brain injury was a setback, but when he experienced several more a few years later, Army Capt. Galen Peterson figured he’d reached the end of his military career. “One of the biggest things that I struggled with with when I was going through [traumatic brain injury]... Read more...
DEFENSE.GOV, MARCH 22

Green to Gold gets Soldiers to school
FORT BENNING, Ga. - Columbus State University’s Army ROTC battalion wants to lure more enlisted troops back into the classroom. The Army’s Green to Gold program provides eligible active-duty Soldiers an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate or graduate degree and Read more... be commissioned as officers. ...

USAG-Hawaii grows new leaders
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - A group of employees here is learning how to become the people others will want to follow. Fifteen employees within the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii are participating in the inaugural USAG-HI Fellows program, the garrison’s newest, internal, professional... Read more...

AFAP conference targets local issues
HOHENFELS, Germany - Volunteers gathered for two days last month at the Hohenfels Army Community Service offices to serve the garrison and the Army as delegates, facilitators, recorders, and experts, and hash out solutions to issues identified by Hohenfels community members. Read more... The Army Family Action...

Clinical trials seek to help Soldiers’ burns
FORT DETRICK, Md., March 18, 2011 - New hope is on the horizon for wounded warriors suffering debilitating burns as the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and its partners at leading medical research centers launch three promising clinical trials. Burns are among the most... Read more...

Thousands sign up for Bataan
WHITE SANDS, NM - A record number of people have signed up for Sunday’s 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at the White Sands Missile Range. As of Wednesday morning 6,293 people signed up for the march. That’s nearly 900 more people than last year, and organizers say they expect another... Read more...
KTSM.COM, MARCH 23

Theater upgrades usher in change
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Buzz Soltis Directorate of Public Works chief of construction and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades examined the newly renovated post theater, Bldg. 3245, during a March 7 inspection of the facility. According to Gil... Read more...

Sill women train for Bataan Memorial
FORT Sill, Okla. - Inspiration fostered in a fitness class led a group of Fort Sill women to train for the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March on March 27 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Meeting up at a boot camp workout about 18 months ago, four women bonded together and competed in last year’s death... Read more...

PCS moves to Japan frozen
WASHINGTON - Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended the movement of soldiers, families and Army civilians into Honshu, Japan, for at least one month. The stop-movement order was issued March 18, one week after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu, Read more... generating a tsunami...
ARMYTIMES.COM, MARCH 21

SOS ensures Families not left behind
FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Fort Rucker Survivor Outreach Services staff continues its efforts to spread the word about the Never Forgotten Card to Family members of fallen servicemembers and local area businesses. The Never Forgotten Cards, introduced to fallen armed forces members’ parents, widows, widowers, children and siblings last year, offer survivors a variety of benefits at installation facilities, including free child care and discounts at the physical fitness facilities, golf course, Lemon Lot, Arts and Crafts Center, Leisure... Read more...

Housing contractor puts Families first
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Squeaky doorknob? Leaky faucet? Every home requires maintenance from time to time, but issues sometimes may go unnoticed. Picerne Military Housing manages nearly 6,300 homes on Fort Bragg, and every resident’s safety and comfort remains the company’s first priority. To ensure that all concerns are addressed firsthand, Picerne implemented the annual preventative maintenance visit. The visits are similar to annual inspections conducted... Read more...

Army starts ‘DADT’ training
WASHINGTON - The Army has released its marching orders to train soldiers on how military life will look after the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning openly gay service members. In a 30-page PowerPoint presentation obtained by HuffPost, the Army will enuRead more... merate for its troops...
HUFFINGTON POST, MARCH 16