• Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, hook a M777A2 Howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during elevation sling-load training exercise on Fort Carson, Colo., Aug. 14, 2014.

    Sling-load training exercise

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, hook a M777A2 Howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, during elevation sling-load...

  • Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gave final honors to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 14, 2014, Greene was the highest-ranking servicemember killed in combat since the Vietnam War.

    Military Funeral for Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene

    Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gave final honors to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 14, 2014, Greene was the highest-ranking servicemember killed in combat since the Vietnam War.

  • U.S. Army Soldiers carry a flag-draped case with the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, which arrived on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Dover Air Force Base, Del., Aug. 7, 2014. Greene was killed on Aug. 5, 2014, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, while visiting the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, a training academy for Afghan officers. He is the first U.S. general officer to be killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene remains return to the U.S.

    U.S. Army Soldiers carry a flag-draped case with the remains of Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, which arrived on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Dover Air Force Base, Del., Aug. 7, 2014. Greene was killed on Aug. 5, 2014, west of Kabul...

  • Guardsmen with the 1-303rd Cavalry Regiment remove a tree stump while clearing an area recently affected by the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Guardsmen must remove large stumps like this one to ensure there are no remaining embers beneath that could reignite fires.

    Washington State Wildfires

    Guardsmen with the 1-303rd Cavalry Regiment remove a tree stump while clearing an area recently affected by the Chiwaukum Complex wildfires near Leavenworth, Wash., July 23, 2014. Guardsmen must remove large stumps like this one to ensure there are no...

  • Ambassador Denise Bauer, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and former Maj. Gen. Alfred A. Valenzuela stand during a moment of silence after laying a wreath at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, Aug. 4, 2014. The cemetery is the resting place for 7,992 of our military dead from World War II, most of whom lost their lives during the advance of the U.S. armed forces into Germany. The cemetery possesses great military historic significance as it holds fallen Americans of two major efforts, one covering the U.S. First Army's drive in September 1944 through northern France, Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg into Germany, and the second covering the Battle of the Bulge.

    Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

    Ambassador Denise Bauer, Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and former Maj. Gen. Alfred A. Valenzuela stand during a moment of silence after laying a wreath at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, Aug. 4, 2014. The cemetery is the resting place...

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, wife Amy Pitts, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, listen to the reading of citation during the Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 22, 2014.

    Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, wife Amy Pitts, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, listen to the reading...

  • President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, at the White House, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions in 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

    Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts receives Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts, at the White House, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions in 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon...

  • The Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson, discusses weapons systems with a Special Forces Soldier during a walk through on Range 37, Fort Bragg, N.C. Carson met with USASOC Soldiers to gain firsthand knowledge of Army Special Operations Forces and their capabilities.

    Range 37 walk through

    The Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson, discusses weapons systems with a Special Forces Soldier during a walk through on Range 37, Fort Bragg, N.C. Carson met with USASOC Soldiers to gain firsthand knowledge of Army Special Operations Forces and...

  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno cuts the Army birthday cake in Bryant Park, New York City, June 13, 2014. Odierno was in New York to kick off the Army's 239th birthday celebration.

    239th Army's birthday celebration in New York

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno cuts the Army birthday cake in Bryant Park, New York City, June 13, 2014. Odierno was in New York to kick off the Army's 239th birthday celebration.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson toured the site of the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014.  NIE 14.2 is the seventh in the Army's series of semi-annual field exercises designed to assess and improve the tactical communications capabilities delivered to Soldiers.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Garibay)

    Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson toured the site of the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, May 15, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson toured the site of the Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014. NIE 14.2 is the seventh in the Army's series of semi-annual field exercises designed to assess and improve the...

  • President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2014. White received the nation's highest military award for his actions in Aranas, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2007.

    Medal of Honor Ceremony for former Sgt. Kyle White

    President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to former Sgt. Kyle White during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2014. White received the nation's highest military award for his actions in Aranas, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2007.

  • Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White is inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, May 14, 2014, one day after receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. Pictured from left to right are:  Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work, White, Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

    White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White is inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, May 14, 2014, one day after receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Secretary...

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno gives his condolences to the wife of fallen Soldier, Staff Sgt. Kenneth "Wade" Bennett during the Explosive Ordnance 45th Annual Memorial Service at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base, FL, May 3, 2014. The service is held every year to honor EOD Technicians who sacrificed their lives in the performance of their duties.

    EOD 45th Annual Memorial Service

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno gives his condolences to the wife of fallen Soldier, Staff Sgt. Kenneth "Wade" Bennett during the Explosive Ordnance 45th Annual Memorial Service at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex on Eglin Air Force Base...

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell, who delivered the keynote address to the two-day Army Aviation Association of America 2014 Mission Solutions Summit at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, May 5, 2014, awards the the Quad A Outstanding Aviation Unit of the Year award to the the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, the "Night Stalkers," for innovation and courage. Accepting the award were Col. John R. Evans Jr. (center), Chief Warrant Officer 5 Ivan S. Murdock (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory M. Chambers (left).

    Vice chief: Army aviation needs its innovators to stay

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell, who delivered the keynote address to the two-day Army Aviation Association of America 2014 Mission Solutions Summit at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, May 5, 2014, awards the the Quad A...

  • Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Brad R. Carson, congratulates Sgt. Thomas C. Farnsworth on his receipt of the Combat Action Badge during an awards ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, April 17, 2014.  (U.S. Army photo by CJTF-10 and Regional Command-East Public Affairs)

    New Army Under Secretary honors troops in southern Afghanistan

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Brad R. Carson, congratulates Sgt. Thomas C. Farnsworth on his receipt of the Combat Action Badge during an awards ceremony at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, April 17, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by CJTF-10 and...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell (second from left) and Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson (far right), stand proudly with Afghan service members at Forward Operating Base Frontenac during their visit to southern Afghanistan, April 18, 2013. Carson and Campbell visited Regional Command (South) to meet with leaders and receive updates.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Antony S. Lee)

    Army leaders visit southern Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell (second from left) and Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson (far right), stand proudly with Afghan service members at Forward Operating Base Frontenac during...

  • Vice Chief of Staff General John F. Campbell and Ann Campbell attend the National Defense Industrial Association Eisenhower Award Dinner in honor of Gary Sinise. Sinise is a vocal and tireless advocate for our servicemembers, veterans and their families.

    Vice Chief attends National Defense Industrial Association Eisenhower Award Dinner

    Vice Chief of Staff General John F. Campbell and Ann Campbell attend the National Defense Industrial Association Eisenhower Award Dinner in honor of Gary Sinise. Sinise is a vocal and tireless advocate for our servicemembers, veterans and their...

  • Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell presents a USO Metro Award to Sgt. Nathan Towes, for his demonstrated courage, resiliency and contributions to the morale of service members and their families.

    Campbell presents award to Towes

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell presents a USO Metro Award to Sgt. Nathan Towes, for his demonstrated courage, resiliency and contributions to the morale of service members and their families.

  • Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno briefs senators as Army Secretary John
M. McHugh listens during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services
Committee in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. The Army leaders updated
lawmakers on the April 2 shooting incident on Fort Hood, Texas, before
proceeding with the hearing's previously scheduled agenda.

    Briefing on shooting incident on Fort Hood

    Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno briefs senators as Army Secretary John M. McHugh listens during a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., April 3, 2014. The Army leaders updated lawmakers on the April 2 shooting incident...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela, and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia, stand in the east room of the White House, Washington, March 18, 2014, after receiving the Medal of Honor for their heroic deeds during the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama presented 24 Medals of Honor in a rare ceremony meant to commemorate acts of bravery that the government concluded should of been recognized long ago.

    Valor 24 Medal of Honor Ceremony

    Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela, and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia, stand in the east room of the White House, Washington, March 18, 2014, after receiving the Medal of Honor for their heroic deeds during the Vietnam War. President...

  • Walter D. Ehlers is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor to participate in the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II, dies at 92. Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fold the Medal of Honor flag next to Walter D. Ehlers' casket during a memorial service, March 8, 2014, at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

    Medal of Honor recipient Walter D. Ehlers' Funeral

    Walter D. Ehlers is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor to participate in the D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II, dies at 92. Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fold the Medal of Honor flag...

  • Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell (right) presented
Brig. Gen. C. David Turner with a recognition award during the 9th Annual
Stars and Stripes recognition dinner, part of the 2014 Black Engineer of
the Year STEM conference, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  Turner's wife,
Marsha, appeared with him on stage.

    VCSA presents award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Dinner

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell (right) presented Brig. Gen. C. David Turner with a recognition award during the 9th Annual Stars and Stripes recognition dinner, part of the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference, Feb. 7...

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presents a challenge coin to a Soldier wearing the Dismounted Reconnaissance Set Kit & Outfit, Jan. 13, 2014, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Soldiers from the Incident Response Training Department showed Odierno the different equipment, training and techniques used in case of a chemical attack.

    Challenge coin

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno presents a challenge coin to a Soldier wearing the Dismounted Reconnaissance Set Kit & Outfit, Jan. 13, 2014, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Soldiers from the Incident Response Training Department showed Odierno the...

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh addresses the crowd at the Army's Pentagon Pep-Rally, Dec. 13, 2013, Washington, DC., to cheer on Army as the cadets prepare to face the Naval Academy Midshipmen on the gridiron Saturday. (U.S. Army Photo by. Spc. John G. Martinez)

    Pentagon pep rally

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh addresses the crowd at the Army's Pentagon Pep-Rally, Dec. 13, 2013, Washington, DC., to cheer on Army as the cadets prepare to face the Naval Academy Midshipmen on the gridiron Saturday. (U.S. Army Photo by. Spc. John...

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh discusses his priorities during a leaders
professional development forum for colonels at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2012,
Washington, DC. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

    Army Secretary mentors senior leaders

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh discusses his priorities during a leaders professional development forum for colonels at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2012, Washington, DC. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh talks with wounded warriors competing on
the Army team during the third annual Warrior Care Month sitting
volleyball tournament at the Pentagon Athletic Center Nov. 21, 2013.  The
tournament included teams from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps,
U.S. Special Operations Command and Veterans Affairs.

    McHugh speaks to wounded warriors

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh talks with wounded warriors competing on the Army team during the third annual Warrior Care Month sitting volleyball tournament at the Pentagon Athletic Center Nov. 21, 2013. The tournament included teams from the...

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh today transferred the eternal flame to its permanent position at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy at
Arlington National Cemetery. Cemetery officials completed restoration of the presidential memorial, and had moved the flame first lit by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on November 25, 1963, to a temporary, adjacent location.  Today's ceremony returned the flame to its permanent place on the Kennedy gravesite.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death.

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh today...

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh today transferred the eternal flame to its permanent position at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. Cemetery officials completed restoration of the presidential memorial, and...

  • From left to right, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Army Secretary John
McHugh, former Army Capt. William D. Swenson, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III present Capt. Swenson with a framed plaque in honor of his induction into the Hall of
Heroes at the Pentagon, Oct. 16, 2013.

    Swenson inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    From left to right, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Army Secretary John McHugh, former Army Capt. William D. Swenson, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III present Capt. Swenson with a framed plaque in...

  • President Barack Obama awards Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 26, 2013. Visit www.army.mil/medalofhonor/carter/index.html to learn more about Staff Sgt. Carter and to view the "battlescape" recreation of his heroic actions in Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

    Medal of Honor presented to Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

    President Barack Obama awards Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 26, 2013. Visit www.army.mil/medalofhonor/carter/index.html to learn more about Staff Sgt. Carter and to view the...

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