DoD announces policy change on transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

The Defense Department issued a substantive change July 12 to its policy on the transfer by Servicemembers in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients. Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to Servicemembers with less than 16 years of total active-duty or […]


MWR events coordinator sets self apart with ‘relentless drive’

If you have been to one of Fort Gordon’s three main community events in the last three years, chances are you’ve encountered Danielle Hayes. It may have been on a whim by way of golf cart, engaged in conversation with a patron, extending her arms for a hug or passing by with a friendly smile. Hayes, Fort Gordon Special Events […]

Youth Sports swim team in need of coach

Fort Gordon Youth Sports and Fitness is in need of a volunteer coach to lead a swim team. Candidates must be able to pass a background check, have some swim certifications and should enjoy working with children. Volunteer coaches are not required to have any prior experience coaching. To the best of Tamara Moser’s knowledge, it would be the first […]

Army opportunities: Cyber Soldier achieves dream, heads to West Point

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Sgt. Marisa Tortolano is from Bradenton, Florida and joined the U.S. Army in 2014 right after her high school graduation in order to support herself and take advantage of the educational opportunities the military service could provide. This fall, Tortolano will realize one of her education and career goals when she attends the United […]

Early termination of rental agreement allowed by victims of family violence

The state of Georgia passed a new law which allows a tenant to terminate their residential rental agreement under circumstances involving family violence. Georgia joins 23 states across the nation in providing victims of family violence the opportunity to quickly find a new home away from their abusers. The Georgia law is modeled after the law that allows Servicemembers to […]

Walking, bicycling to work pose higher risks

Walking and biking are healthy, environmentally friendly transportation options. As more people are walking and biking to work, cities are implementing bike-share programs and transportation planners are taking pedestrians and cyclists into account. Unfortunately, pedestrians and cyclists are at an inherent disadvantage when involved in traffic crashes. When a faster-moving vehicle meets a pedestrian or a bicycle, the vehicle always […]



U.S. Army and Training Command shared on Facebook Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Sanders, left, representing U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC), is one of the first finishers of the 12 mile foot march, the final event of the 2018 TRADOC Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. 1st Class Toby Quichocho, a drill sergeant in the 15th Signal Brigade, inspects the contents of Sanders’ […]

Army Futures Command to build on three pillars ‘to ensure we can fight and win’

WASHINGTON — “We’ll potentially be in a near-peer fight in the near future … and it will be a difficult fight,” said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and director of the Army Acquisition Corps, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, […]

Commander of Cadet Command, Fort Knox reflects on time in service

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Change. The commander of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes, has seen a lot of it during his 35-plus years of service to the nation. While at the helm of commissioned officer leader development for the entire Army the past two years, Hughes said change surfaces regularly in life. “When I […]