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Colonel to commandant: Vereen pins on star

 
By Staff Sgt. Kelly Malone
GUIDON staff
kelly.s.malone2.mil@mail.mil

Not many general officers can tout that their first-star pinning was presided over by the Army’s reigning chief of staff. After his promotion ceremony Aug. 20, Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen can do just that.

Gen. Mark Milley, a former boss of Vereen’s, who recently left the position of commander of U.S. Army Forces Command to become the 39th Chief of Staff of the…     Read More...

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Why aren’t you sleeping well, how do you fix it?

 
By Katie Lange
Special to GUIDON

When I walk into a  doctor’s exam room, it’s usually to the sight of a lovely paper-covered table. But when I walk into the exam room at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence’s sleep lab, it’s…     Read More...

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It's ‘All aboard for Crocker!’ Sept. 5

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

In the mid-1800s, the town of Crocker was built with the arrival of the Frisco Railroad, which sustained it and several surrounding communities for more than a century.

For the past four decades, the community has celebrated its history along the tracks with its annual Railroad Days festival. This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 5,…     Read More...

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92nd MPs hold Conference A lead

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

A five-run rally in the third inning helped push the 92nd Military Police Battalion to a 10-6 win over the Air Force Detachment 1, 364th Training Squadron, as the top two teams in Conference A went head to head Aug. 20.

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