Public Affairs Archive 2013
Past news releases, feature articles, public service announcements, photo journals and other information products from IMCOM:
Sgt. Christiana Ball from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., has been voted Army Entertainment's 2013 Rising Star. Ball was chosen from a field of 12 vocalists from Army garrisons around the world. She edged out Family members Joyce Severino from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Sarah Hopkins from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., in the final round of competition.
by Robert Dozier, December 16, 2013
After the show
It took his life by storm, Staff Sgt. Miguel Leon said, without rain, hail or wind it swept him and his entire family out to sea -- adrift and fighting to stay alive. The tempest was called cancer. First rearing its head in February in the form of stage three testicular cancer, the disease spread aggressively forming 6-8 cm masses near his spinal cord and aorta. It pushed Leon to extreme limits of endurance, yet through it all, the 28-year-old's message continues to be one of hope.
by Amanda Rodriguez,
November 25, 2013
In the food and beverage world of customer service, speed often translates to customer satisfaction. On the auto racetrack, speed is the ultimate measure of success. Preparation, desire and goal setting is a winning combination in both arenas. Listen to testimony from the man who knows.
by Robert Dozier, November 21, 2013
Army Entertainment has announced the 12 finalists slated to compete in Operation Rising Star this December. U.S. Installation Management Command G9 Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs will host and conduct the finals at Fort Sam Houston Theatre to determine the 2013 rising star.
by Robert Dozier, November 13, 2013
Twenty-nine new employees of U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters participated in the inauguration of a program designed to welcome new staff to IMCOM, orient them to the organization and streamline mandatory training with emphasis on the importance of providing world class customer service.
November 6, 2013
Staff Sgt. Alexis Ramos used National Hispanic Heritage Month to share stories about his boxing family, the U.S Army World Class Athlete Program and Army Installation Management Command.
by Tim Hipps,
October 23, 2013
October 9, 2013
by Robert Dozier,
October 3, 2013
September 30, 2013
Sept 24, 2013
Personal health and fitness took center stage at Friday's U.S. Army Installation Management Command town hall. "You need to take of yourself," said Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, senior enlisted adviser, to Soldiers and civilians gathered for the event. "The amount of work you do every day and your focus every day to take care of Soldiers, families, our Gold Star Families, and our wounded warriors means you have to have a high level of energy to get out there and get it done."
by Jade Fulce,
September 24, 2013
Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships, Sept. 19. "I just wanted to win the gold," said Turlington, a 13-year Army veteran from Goldsboro, N.C., who is stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. "All I thought about was winning."
September 21, 2013
Thirty-four Soldiers returned to historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre for the final applause in their 2012 -- 2013 Ready and Resilient Soldier Show. The U.S. Army Installation Command sponsored show, by Soldiers and for Soldiers, brought and delivered a message designed to reverberate from Army garrisons across the nation and inspire the men and women of the armed forces to remain strong.
September 18, 2013
More than 200 Soldiers, Civilians, family members, and local officials gathered for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Atlantic Region uncasing ceremony at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Thursday. Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, officially welcomed Davis Tindoll Jr., the Atlantic Region Director and his Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Sharkey, and personally uncased the colors.
August 21, 2013
Army garrisons are poised to deliver the right level of service to the men and women who deserve it in FY 14. The leaders of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command declared confidence at their town hall meeting that thanks to careful planning and the efforts of the military and civilian workforce, they can see the future more clealy.
August 15, 2013
A group that got its start in Army Entertainment is the driving force behind the American Military Spouses Choir, an "America's Got Talent" quarterfinalist scheduled to perform Aug. 6, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
August 2, 2013
Capt. Chris Fogt of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program snapped Olympic gold medalist Steve Langton's four-year stranglehold on the top spot at the U.S. men's Bobsled National Push Championships, Aug. 1, at the Canadian Ice House. Fogt, a 2010 Olympian from Alpine, Utah, topped the field by 0.042 seconds and established an Ice House standard for fastest push from the brakes position. Langton, of Melrose, Mass., maintained the fastest push time from the right side of the sled.
Sgt. Jen Lee's resilient recovery from a motorcycle accident landed him a berth on Team USA's sled hockey team for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Lee, a goalie in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Paralympic Program, is the first active-duty Soldier selected for a U.S. Paralympic winter sports team. He was honored July 29, as "Hero of the Day" by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command.
July 30, 2013
In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists. Therefore, Nov. 1 is the new deadline for Soldiers submitting packets to be considered as a performer or technician for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show. Details are available at www.armyentertainment.net, where candidates can download registration forms and upload their video auditions and resumes.
July 26, 2013
The mustachioed cowboy greets Cindy Tripoli, Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center manager, with a tip of his hat. He appears quite at home in this rustic atmosphere created by the sights, smells and sounds of the stable and its occupants, but then, back to the future, he pulls out a smart phone, his calloused fingers deftly calling up photos of a hog hunt with Spider, his mule, and begins an enthusiastic description of the event which ended in a lively discourse on equine breeding. It's a comfortable, weekly ritual -- a prelude to Tuesday morning equine therapy sessions for wounded warriors. The cowboy, Jed Elrod, is one of three volunteers who devote time, skill and experience to promote healing.
July 16, 2013
Most U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters civilian employees took one unpaid day off last week, the first week of the 2013 furlough. They had been anticipating "furlough Fridays" for months since senior leaders at The Army's Home have been using email communication, town halls and training sessions to keep their employees informed of the timing and breadth of the sequestration furlough process.
July 16, 2013
Army Entertainment is getting set to host another season of Operation Rising Star, a singing contest for Soldiers and military family members based on the American Idol format. Installations and garrisons interested in hosting 2013 Operation Rising Star events must apply by July 29. Local competitions will be contested in September and/or October. Fort Hunter Liggett in Jolon, Calif., was first to apply this year.
July 15, 2013
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. John Nunn used his runner-up finish in the 20-kilometer race walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships as a tuneup for the 50-kilometer race walk at the 2013 IAAF World Championships, scheduled for Aug. 10-18 in Moscow, Russia.
July 12, 2013
As a high school freshman, Caylor Williams went 0-24 and got pinned 22 times while wrestling at 171 pounds for the Palm Bay Pirates in Melbourne, Fla. "Spent a whole year getting my [butt] kicked," he said. "Then I just kept chipping away and chipping away."
July 3, 2013
Three wrestlers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program earned spots on Team USA for the World Championships at the 2013 U.S. World Team Trials, June 21-22. Sgt. Spenser Mango, Spc. Justin Lester and Spc. Caylor Williams will compete Sept. 16-22, at the 2013 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
June 25, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (June 13, 2013) -- Employees at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters got an update on the furlough process as they go through the final weeks before implementation during a town hall meeting at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre. Many also arrived early for a ceremony to bid farewell to MG John "Sonny" Uberti, who spent 18 months as IMCOM deputy commanding general and chief of staff. Uberti departs for his next assignment serving as the chief of staff at the U.S. Strategic Command.
June 13, 2013
APG community members can enjoy an especially entertaining Fathers Day Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the post theater with the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show, a 75-minute song-and-dance production by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers. This year's "Ready and Resilient" tour will also perform a matinee Monday, June 17, show at 11:30 a.m. at the post theater. The event uses music to put an entertaining spin on how Soldiers and their families maintain readiness and resiliency.
June 7, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (May 31, 2013) -- Paralympic swimming hopeful Spc. Elizabeth Wasil doubles as a model of resilience and a poster Soldier for the Army Strong Bands campaign. Wasil bounced back from triple surgery for bilateral hip injuries by plunging into a pool and learning to swim competitively. She quickly stroked her way into the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, which provides Soldiers an opportunity to train full-time for Olympic sports. Now she's competing against some of the best para-athlete swimmers in the world with visions of earning a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
May 31, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (May 21, 2013) -- Workers at U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters began their week May 20 with a previously unscheduled but mandatory three-hour session of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training. Four days after President Barack Obama tasked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to lead the effort to eliminate sexual assault and harassment from the military, IMCOM, the command whose motto is "We are the Army's Home," got busy changing its culture, beginning with its headquarters.
May 23, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2013) -- A veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, received a standing ovation from troops of another generation here, May 17, at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, San Antonio, Texas. Retired Army Sgt. Tomas Fajardo was an honorary guest at the awards ceremony for the 2013 Joint Base San Antonio "Best Warrior Competition."
May 22, 2013
SAN ANTONIO (May 16, 2013) - - Senior leaders at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters addressed the issue of an 11-day furlough for civilian personnel at their town hall meeting in the Fort Sam Houston Theatre. GLTG Mike Ferriter, IMCOM commander, and IMCOM CSM Earl Rice explained the effect of this action on employees throughout the installation management community and offered a look ahead as we close out this fiscal year and look to the next.
May 16, 2013
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (May 20, 2013) -- "Together Everyone Accomplishes More" was heard frequently as 36 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the Army gathered at Camp Bullis for the first Joint Base San Antonio Best Warrior competition May 11-17, 2013. Five commands headquartered on Fort Sam Houston -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command, U.S. Army North, U.S. Army South, Southern Regional Medical Command and U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School -- teamed up to choose their Soldiers and NCOs of the Year.
by Amanda Rodriguez,
April 16, 2013
The All-Army men's and women's teams won gold medals at the 2013 Armed Forces Beach Volleyball Championships, May 3 through 5 at the Wasatch Beach Volleyball Complex.
May 7, 2013
May 2, 2013
Get fit. Eat better. Feel better. Be better.
Army Strong B.A.N.D.S. is back. The largest Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation campaign of the year pushes Soldiers, their families, and Department of Defense civilians to focus on Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination and Strength -- to get up, get out, get busy exercising, eat better and commit to a healthier lifestyle.
May 2, 2013
by Ganesa Robinson,
May 1, 2013
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on Army.mil; on TheMat.com
April 18, 2013
by Robert Dozier and Amanda Rodriguez,
April 16, 2013
on Army.mil; on Fort Detrick Standard;
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by Luke Elliot,
March 28, 2013
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on Army.mil; on Fort Stewart Frontline; on Fort Gordon Signal; on Fort Detrick Standard; on Fort Campbell Courier; on Fort Belvoir Eagle;
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