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Army values motivate girl from Baghdad to Soldier

 
Story and photo by Dawn Arden
Assistant editor
dawn.m.arden.civ@mail.mil

A camouflage pencil and American Soldiers displaying Army Values led an Iraqi girl down the path to joining the U.S. Army.

Pvt. Mari Hamid, Company C, 58th Transportation Battalion, Advanced Individual Training Soldier, is at Fort Leonard Wood to become a transportation specialist.

She and her Family moved to the United States just two months shy…     Read More...

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Antiterrorism: Vigilance, timely reporting important

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrence Murphy
Special to GUIDON

Service members, leaders, civilians, Families and teammates.

August is antiterrorism month.  

Antiterrorism is the Army’s prevention tool for terrorism, and awareness is the…     Read More...

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New flags fly at Old Settlers Day

 
Story and photos by  Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor
mdecker01@gannett.com

When Cindy Housekeeper arrived at Saturday’s Old Settlers Day festival with her children, she was immediately drawn to the 400 U.S. flags that made up the Armed Services YMCA’s Field of Heroes. She urged her children, Delano, 10, Amaya, 8, T.J., 4, and Lynnlee, 3, to read the tags on some of the flags, which listed information about the people they represented.
 
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35th Engineers win tennis tourney

 
Story and photos by  Matt Decker
Leisure/Sports editor
mdecker01@gannett.com

A combined 35th Engineer Battalion team completed a clean sweep of singles matches against the Medical Department Activity in the Commander’s Cup Tennis Tournament finals, held July 23 at the Sturgis Heights Tennis Courts.

“I was excited that I was able to come out tonight. It was kind of questionable whether I would get to for a while, but I made it,…     Read More...