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Tuskegee Airmen paved way through skies

Tuskegee Airmen paved way through skies

It was seemingly just a question. "Can we sit out on the veranda so the neighbors can see that everything is OK?" Retired Lt. Col. Leo Gray was an American airman, fighting for his country in WWII, defending the world from the threat of... MORE

Natick employee named Army

Natick employee named Army's NAACP award winner

When Donna Leon was growing up in Oxford, N.C., her parents taught her to always be charitable with others, a lesson that their daughter never forgot. MORE

Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

Rangers in all-black company remember Korean service

Elite Soldiers with the Army's only all-black Ranger company talked about their service during the Korean War, how they fought bravely, endured harsh conditions and served with distinction. MORE

SMA honors NCOs,

SMA honors NCOs, 'backbone of Army,' at Twilight Tattoo

Non-commissioned officers are the "glue for our Army and are the key to our success," Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said, as he honored NCOs at a Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Wednesday. MORE

Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

Soldier protected others from air attacks during Normandy invasion

Staff Sgt. Arthur Guest played a unique but crucial role in securing the beachhead from enemy aircraft during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944, and in the days and months that followed. MORE

Knack for negotiating leads Soldier to military contracting

Knack for negotiating leads Soldier to military contracting

If speeding tickets kindled his Army career, then an act of generosity provided the spark. For a 20-year-old young man from Suffolk, Va., this was the case when his father's best friend paid the traffic citations barring him from serving his... MORE

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

The Department of Defense honored three women March 31, 2014, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values. MORE

Army aviator becomes DC National Guard

Army aviator becomes DC National Guard's first African-American female pilot

The District of Columbia National Guard celebrated the graduation of its first African-American female pilot. First Lt. Dina Elosiebo earned her Army aviator wings in February after completing Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight School at Fort... MORE

Army celebrates accomplishments of African-American women

Army celebrates accomplishments of African-American women

Maj. Gen. Marcia M. Anderson, the Army's first female African-American two-star general, spoke at a Department of Defense Reserve Affairs Black History Month event at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2014. MORE

Colin Powell: Open chain of command key to problem solving

Colin Powell: Open chain of command key to problem solving

Retired Gen. Colin Powell held a book-signing event at the Pentagon, Feb. 25, 2014, and discussed leadership in the military, after the event. MORE

African-American struggle for equality in Army during Vietnam still instructive

African-American struggle for equality in Army during Vietnam still instructive

During a Feb. 24, 2014, seminar at the Pentagon, Dr. Isaac Hampton II discussed race relations in the Army during the 1960s and early 1970s, primarily as it related to African-American officers. MORE

Army, Nation, celebrate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Army, Nation, celebrate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

The theme of this year's Black History Month is "Civil rights in America." This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race... MORE

Fort Lee WACs helped drive the racial integration of the U.S. Army in 1950s

Fort Lee WACs helped drive the racial integration of the U.S. Army in 1950s

FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 20, 2014) -- An article discovered during the search of the vast archives of the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee about two years ago led the museum staff to delve deeper into the little-known story of the integration of... MORE

The quietly defiant, unlikely fighter:  Pfc. Sarah Keys and the fight for justice and humanity

The quietly defiant, unlikely fighter: Pfc. Sarah Keys and the fight for justice and humanity

FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 20, 2014) -- The modern civil rights movement was much broader than the contributions made by the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the NAACP or Rosa Parks in changing America's unjust racial climate. MORE

Husband, wife Army scientists receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Husband, wife Army scientists receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Two U.S. Army computer scientists were recognized for their individual contributions to the scientific community at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference, Feb. 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C. MORE

Vice chief honors black engineers at 2014 BEYA conference

Vice chief honors black engineers at 2014 BEYA conference

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell served as the keynote speaker and presenter for two awards at this year's 9th Annual Stars and Stripes recognition dinner, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C. MORE

Instructor shares combat experience with students

Instructor shares combat experience with students

A combat veteran who earned the Purple Heart in Iraq is teaching a new generation of U.S. and South Korean non-commissioned officers in Korea. MORE

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Army's newest CIO gets third star

Lt. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell was promoted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, and assumed duties as the Army's new Chief Information Officer/G-6, during a ceremony Jan. 24, 2014, at Fort McNair, in Washington, D.C. MORE

Commentary - Is it really Black History Month?

Commentary - Is it really Black History Month?

February is Black History Month, a time set aside to highlight the achievements of African Americans. As an American I am more than proud of the contributions made by my ancestors to making this nation, this world, a better place to live. MORE

Hagel Leads Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Event

Hagel Leads Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Event

King was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement who was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. In 1964 King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through... MORE

Fort Sill celebrates Legacy of Dr. King

Fort Sill celebrates Legacy of Dr. King

Fort Sill held its annual Dr. MLK Day celebration Jan. 16, at the Patriot Club. MORE

Fort Drum community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy

Fort Drum community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and Fort Drum community members gathered Jan. 15 on post to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special observance. MORE

Yongsan community remembers Dr. King

Yongsan community remembers Dr. King

A community march from Collier Community Fitness Center to the South Post Chapel commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, Jan 19. MORE

JBM-HH commemorates King

JBM-HH commemorates King

As a child, Dr. Valerie Petit Wilson watched Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on a grainy black and white television set. MORE

'Leadership Is Inspiring The Best In Others'

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From his first day as a young enlistee in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims viewed his military experience as a journey in leadership, discipline, preparation and opportunity. MORE

94th AAMDC Chaplain Focuses Unit Event to Honor MLK

94th AAMDC Chaplain Focuses Unit Event to Honor MLK

The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a prayer breakfast for its Soldiers Jan. 15, 2014 at the Hale Ikena Hotel on Fort Shafter. MORE

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Fort Bragg

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chapel, Jan. 22. The theme of the ceremony was "Remember. Celebrate. Act. A Day On, Not a Day Off." MORE

'Leadership is inspiring the best in others'

AMC's senior enlisted Soldier brings 30 years experience. as the new command sergeant major for the Army Materiel Command, Sims is ready for the challenges, opportunities and experiences that come with serving as the senior enlisted Soldier at AMC... MORE

Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Soldiers from 210th Field artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gathered together at the Warrior's Club Jan. 15, 2014 on Camp Casey to remember and celebrate the impact and influence on humanity by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King. He not only... MORE