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  • Fires brigade Soldiers train for traditional battle

    Nov 21, 2012

    The Soldiers knelt on the ground, facing the suspicious van with weapons ready. The van's occupants called from inside, asking for supplies and aid for someone who was injured, but the Soldiers refused to approach.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade completes aerial gunnery

    Nov 21, 2012

    The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade upped it's readiness posture with its first aerial gunnery at Yakima Training Center, Wash., from Oct. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012.

  • Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen

    Nov 20, 2012

    A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.

  • 2 West Point cadets named Rhodes scholars

    Nov 20, 2012

    Two U.S. Military Academy seniors were named Rhodes scholars and will join 30 other American representatives at the University of Oxford in 2013 to pursue a master's degree in their chosen field of study.

  • N.Y. Guard to help Sandy victims over Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 20, 2012

    As Americans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 1,100 members of the New York National Guard continue their support to recovery efforts following landfall of Hurricane Sandy or augment New York City law enforcement at transportation centers for the single largest travel day in the nation.

  • Soldiers still helping with mess left by Sandy

    Nov 20, 2012

    Thousands of Soldiers from across the country have been involved in rescue and then recovery efforts since Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late last month. Many are still helping with the cleanup.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers to generate power for Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 19, 2012

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has stated that his top priority is to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and luckily, the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., is helping to do just that.

  • Army under secretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 19, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Paving the way to Natick's future

    Nov 19, 2012

    When it comes to the future of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Natick may be about to provide a better road to success.

  • Kansas City Chiefs show appreciation for military with game, events on field

    Nov 19, 2012

    Soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 50 in all, shared the unique opportunity of re-enlisting on the playing field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., before the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs military appreciation game, Nov. 18, 2012.

  • Natick observes National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 16, 2012

    A member of the Nation of Arawak Indians spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center community, Nov. 15, 2012, during NSSC's National Native American Heritage Month observance in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • All-Army men third in Armed Forces Basketball Championships

    Nov 16, 2012

    The All-Army team overcame a lot of adversity, but finished third in the 2012 Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championships Nov. 5-11, 2012, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

  • Under Secretary of the Army talks tough issues with AMC personnel

    Nov 16, 2012

    "We could never be the Army that we are -- not today, not yesterday -- without the civilian workforce that we have," began Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal at a town hall meeting with Army Materiel Command employees, Nov. 14, 2012, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Marksmanship academy shows Army's adaptability

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Eagle Marksmanship Academy at Fort Campbell, Ky., is a train-the-trainer program the Sabalauski Air Assault School offers to teach leaders how to coach and mentor Soldiers on marksmanship.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Fort Rucker facility goes Net Zero energy

    Nov 15, 2012

    Waste not. It is a common adage that many people have heard throughout life, but Fort Rucker, Ala., is taking the saying to heart as it implements its first Net Zero energy facility, slated for completion by the end of December.

  • Combat vet, wounded warrior embraces new challenge as West Point cadet

    Nov 15, 2012

    The memorial bracelet he wears on his left wrist has immense significance. Etched on the bracelet are the names of five men -- Senior Airman Brad Smith, Sgt. Joshua Lengstorf, Spc. Doc Bowman, Pfc. Matthew Wilds and Pvt. John Dion -- who made the ultimate sacrifice in service for our nation.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • U.S. Army South shares medical operations lessons learned with Chilean partners

    Nov 14, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) James Sheehan, U.S. Army South deputy chief of staff for medical, addressed more than 200 military medical students and doctors at the Hospital Militar de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6, 2012.

  • Corps of Engineers works with N.Y. Dept. of Sanitation in Hurricane Sandy debris removal

    Nov 14, 2012

    Trucks full of debris from Hurricane Sandy continue to arrive daily on Fresh Kills Land Fill, Staten Island, which is being used as a temporary staging site for debris collected from the Oct. 29, 2012, storm.

  • Army Corps of Engineers lends a hand to citizens of Nassau County

    Nov 14, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York Recovery Field Office in Queens, N.Y., inspected several wings that were not in use at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, Nov. 13, 2012.

  • 'Soldiers Experience' gallery opens at Carlisle Barracks

    Nov 14, 2012

    The Soldiers Experience exhibit -- a 7,000-square foot gallery -- opened Nov. 9, 2012, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa..

  • New Army research facility to focus on proteomics, genomics

    Nov 13, 2012

    Two Army institutions unveiled an unprecedented shared resource designed to support basic and applied research projects that will apply a broad but integrated biological approach to a wide variety of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives issues.

  • 82nd Airborne Division changes command, responsibility

    Nov 13, 2012

    More than 200 unit colors and guidons representing the 82nd Airborne Division's six brigades moved to the center of Pike Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 4, 2012, as the division hosted yet another historic event.

  • 'Task Force Support' Soldiers provide relief to Hurricane Sandy responders

    Nov 12, 2012

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division deployed to New York City and New Jersey to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Massive logistical effort marks N.Y. Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 11, 2012

    Almost 4,000 troops, operating more than 1,300 trucks and Humvees, have delivered 2.5 million emergency meals and 150,000 blankets to storm victims, and fueled more than 13,000 city vehicles, while visiting more than 12,000 homes and apartments to check on residents, since Hurricane Sandy hit the night of Oct. 29, 2012.

  • General of the Armies remembered on Veterans Day

    Nov 11, 2012

    Hours after the National Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony performed by the President, another ceremony was held in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., at the grave site of America's first General of the Armies John J. "Black Jack" Pershing.

  • 'Reading of the Names' marks 30th anniversary of The Wall

    Nov 10, 2012

    Slowly, steadily, the names of the 58,282 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen inscribed in the polished black granite's mirror-like walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial came alive again spoken perfectly by the elderly, middle-aged and young who read them.

  • Old Guard Soldiers welcome Honor Flight Ohio

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) gathered in Washington, D.C., to welcome World War II and Korean War veterans to the World War II Memorial, Oct. 20, 2012.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade assists with hurricane recovery

    Nov 8, 2012

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the federal government called upon 10th Combat Aviation Brigade personnel and assets to assist in the recovery of affected areas.

  • Chief of Engineers thanks St. Louis District personnel for quick actions following Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 8, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick visited personnel deployed in response to Hurricane Sandy, Nov 3, 2012, at the North Atlantic Division Headquarters to express his appreciation for their dedication and quick actions following the storm that devastated the northeast.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 406th Army Field Support Brigade has deployed personnel and equipment to support relief operations for Superstorm Sandy.

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 95th Military Police Detachment, 504th MP Battalion, was activated Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.

  • Voting commentary: Soldiers making their voices heard

    Nov 6, 2012

    Today Soldiers are participating in one of America's most fundamental freedoms, the right to vote. Many in harm's way and others stationed around the globe have already voted absentee and many others back home took advantage of early voting.

  • NSRDEC representatives tour Natick High School for "Future Ready" initiative

    Nov 5, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives were among business and community leaders hosted Oct. 25, 2012, by Natick High School, which kicked off its "Future Ready" program.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

    Nov 5, 2012

    New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army National Guard.

  • Army beats Air Force, 41-21

    Nov 5, 2012

    Senior quarterback Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and threw for another 100 to help Army secure a 41-21 victory over Air Force, Nov. 3, 2012, in front of more than 37,700 fans at Michie Stadium at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Army engineers provide emergency power in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are providing temporary emergency power in areas of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania affected by Hurricane Sandy. USACE teams have deployed to strategic locations to help at critical facilities like hospitals, nursing homes and shelters.

  • National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 4, 2012

    About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local transportation infrastructure crippled and simply pumping gas can be a day-long chore, in communities worst-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Guardsmen explain MRE-style emergency meals to NYC residents

    Nov 2, 2012

    The thousands of meals being handed out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New York City residents following Hurricane Sandy are pretty familiar to the New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen distributing the meals.

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

    Nov 1, 2012

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers trudged through high water and cut trees to clear a path for two rescue missions that transported seven adults and one child to safety at two locations, Oct. 30, 2012, on Cattail Road in the Mears, Va., area.

  • Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) remained dedicated to their missions in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., despite the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • World War II veteran identified, returned home

    Nov 1, 2012

    In 1947, the parents of U.S. Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. William S. Cassell received word that their son was one of eight U.S. Army Air Corps airmen presumed dead after the aircraft in which they were flying went missing.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 1, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • N.Y. mobilizes more than 2,300 Guardsmen to battle Hurricane Sandy aftermath

    Oct 30, 2012

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized more than 2,300 Soldiers and Airmen by Oct. 30, 2012, to assist local communities and first responders for the forecasted storm surge and floods associated with Subtropical Storm Sandy's landfall, Oct. 29.

  • National Guard prepares for Hurricane Sandy; 'perfect storm'

    Oct 26, 2012

    More than 61,000 National Guard personnel along the eastern seaboard are available for duty if and when Hurricane Sandy makes landfall sometime next week, Guard officials said today.

  • Natick employees participate in 'greening' event

    Oct 25, 2012

    About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a "greening" event, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • iRobot mission rolls to Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Oct 25, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's new robotics mission helps warfighters remotely search for improvised explosive devices using either a laptop computer or backpack control system.

  • West Point cadets compete to earn slots at top-class training programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 300 U.S. Military Academy cadets endured a rigorous day-long selection process Oct. 20, 2012, all in the hopes of securing the best military training opportunity next summer.

  • Melting Arctic ice will present new challenges

    Oct 25, 2012

    With ice melting in the Arctic Ocean, which is bordered by countries including Canada, Russia and the United States, more sea-faring traffic will appear there and more nations with economic interest in the region will arrive to exploit the resources there, said a panel of security experts during a forum, Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • DOD awards $49 million to public schools

    Oct 24, 2012

    Despite budget cuts, the Department of Defense Education Activity awarded almost $49 million in grants earlier this month to public schools that teach military children.

  • Army South commander strengthens partnerships in Honduras

    Oct 23, 2012

    On his first trip to the Central American region since taking command, U.S. Army South's commanding general traveled to Honduras, Oct. 3-5, 2012, to conduct an initial visit with the U.S. ambassador, meet with Army South Soldiers and to have discussions with key leaders in the Honduran military.

  • AUSA forums to be webcast live

    Oct 22, 2012

    Soldiers and employees who cannot attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition can still watch events and panels online by visiting live webcasts listed at

  • Women veterans celebrate 15th anniversary of WIMSA

    Oct 22, 2012

    Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20, 2012, at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million sisters who have served in the nation's military.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 20, 2012

    Training bases like the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., will be central to preparing America's Army for future conflicts that could come up at a moment's notice, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a visit to Fort Polk, Oct. 19, 2012.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers, color guard featured in Game 3 of NLCS

    Oct 19, 2012

    Thirty Soldiers and a Joint Services Color Guard from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., participated in pre-game ceremonies for Game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, Oct. 17, 2012, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

  • Austin observes JRTC rotation, discusses health of force

    Oct 18, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III visited the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Oct. 11-12, 2012, to discuss the health of the force and observe a portion of the installation's first Decisive Action rotation.

  • EOD Soldiers perfect skills

    Oct 18, 2012

    Sgt. Jason Due crept along the canyon wall, scanning the ground before taking each step. After working his way through a cluster of pine trees, he spotted the weapons cache -- 107-mm rockets piled high. Underneath, hidden from Due's view, was a landmine. He crept closer.

  • Falcon Brigade training for new global threat

    Oct 18, 2012

    After 36 hours at Pope Army Airfield, double-checking their gear and rehearsing their mission, nearly 1,300 paratroopers took off into the night Oct. 9, 2012, on board 21 C-130 and C-17 aircraft.

  • Green Berets pay tribute to JFK at Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 18, 2012

    Soldiers representing every unit within Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) gathered at the John F. Kennedy graveside, Oct. 18, 2012, to pay tribute to the president who recognized more than 50 years ago the importance of a dedicated counter-insurgency/unconventional warfare force and authorized the wearing of the green beret.

  • N.Y. bridge dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Derek Farley began greeting visitors as they entered and left the small town of Nassau, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2012, after the Route 20 Bridge was named after him.

  • Corps of Engineers learning to do 'less with less'

    Oct 17, 2012

    When money is tight and times are trying, families, corporations and government organizations alike can be heard around the globe repeating the timeless mantra, "do more with less."

  • Runners set for Army Ten-Miler showdown

    Oct 17, 2012

    "The Kenyan Connection" of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program is set to defend the International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • Fort Jackson training new Soldiers with Virtual Battlespace 2 simulator

    Oct 16, 2012

    A Fort Jackson, S.C., battalion is piloting a new training tool that will look familiar to many new Soldiers. Virtual Battlespace 2 offers battlefield simulations that allow instructors to create new scenarios and engage the simulation from multiple viewpoints.

  • Cadet Command exceeds commissioning mission

    Oct 16, 2012

    For the second consecutive year Army ROTC has exceeded its Department of the Army-assigned mission.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot partners with Walker River Paiute Tribe

    Oct 16, 2012

    Hawthorne Army Depot and the Walker River Paiute Tribal Council, signed a Memorandum of Understanding which clarifies notification procedures for rail shipments crossing the reservation and outlines responsibilities for joint emergency response and training opportunities between the depot and the tribe.

  • HMMWV production reaches new milestone

    Oct 16, 2012

    Red River Army Depot employees are making history. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle recapitalization production facility is able to produce more than 40 vehicles per day.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition begins at Fort Lee

    Oct 15, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2012, to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier Soldier skills competition.

  • Army Reserve Special agents receive exposure to fire investigations

    Oct 15, 2012

    More than 200 military police and criminal investigation division agents from across the U.S. Army and Army Reserve took part in a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., to learn how to identify the cause of a fire.

  • New facility improves Soldiers' quality of life

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Army focuses on improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families, and Fort Rucker, Ala., wants to make sure that single Soldiers aren't excluded when it comes to quality-of-life improvements.

  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert D. Byers, 7th Inf. Div. command sergeant major, uncased the "Bayonet Division" colors at the unit's reactivation ceremony, Oct. 10, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 'Capital Shield' tests Army's first responders in nation's capital

    Oct 12, 2012

    Soldiers with the 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue) dug through the rubble of a collapsed building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2012, as part of the "Capital Shield 13" regional training exercise.

  • Odierno visits JRTC for Decisive Action rotation

    Oct 12, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers Oct. 9 during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers.

  • Building an energy sustainable Corps

    Oct 12, 2012

    In the 80s "Reuse, Renew, Recycle" was the way ahead for conquering the earth's energy and pollution problems. Today, energy and environmental sustainability has become so much more vast and complicated, that those three verbs don't cut it anymore.

  • Mass casualty drills make medevac plan more proficient

    Oct 12, 2012

    Simulated mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as part of a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, 2012, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care.

  • CSA salutes civilians for service to Soldiers, families

    Oct 12, 2012

    Five civilians were honored for their service to Soldiers and their families at a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, Oct. 11, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Myer-Henderson Hall hosts International Children's Burn Camp

    Oct 11, 2012

    Several tour buses filled with excited teenagers, camp counselors and staff representing the 17th International Association of Firefighters International Children's Burn Camp, rolled onto Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 26, 2012.

  • BAMC orthopedic team treats grateful Hondurans

    Oct 11, 2012

    A Brooke Army Medical Center team of orthopedic specialists treated nearly 75 patients during an annual medical readiness training exercise in Honduras.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • Gabe named 2012 Hero Dog

    Oct 11, 2012

    Gabe, a retired military dog who completed morethan 200 combat missions in Iraq, was named American Hero Dog of 2012 last weekend at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles.

  • Fort Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Fort Meade Fire Department was the second arriving engine and the first truck at the two-alarm fire at Odenton's Seven Oaks Apartments, Sept. 30, 2012. The blaze resulted in the evacuation of residents living in 24 apartments, including four that were occupied by Fort Meade personnel.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

  • California city joins Army's Partnership for Youth Success

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Southern California Recruiting Battalion and the City of Coronado, Calif., teamed up to employ Army veterans during a Partnership for Youth Success signing ceremony at the Coronado City Hall, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Pathfinders hone unique skills in personnel recovery exercise

    Oct 9, 2012

    When a victim is pinned beneath a vehicle in the U.S., it is the paramedics' job to extract him or her, using powerful tools. In Afghanistan, it is the Pathfinders, whether an accident involves a vehicle or an aircraft.

  • Dempsey: Veterans are foundation of stronger America

    Oct 9, 2012

    Gen. Martin Dempsey said today's fighting men and women are who they have always been -- individuals shaped by courage, loyalty, resilience, resolve, adaptability, and a passionate curiosity -- during a visit to Kansas State University, Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Army Air Corps pilots hold final reunion at Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2012

    Former members of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 12th Bombardment Group who have gathered for 46 years in a row to reminisce, met for a final time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Armed forces inaugural task force stands up

    Oct 5, 2012

    A joint task force has been established to coordinate all military ceremonial support for January's presidential inauguration.

  • 'Lightning' air defenders ready to protect skies over National Capital Region

    Oct 5, 2012

    About 200 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers are now standing watch over the skies of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding area, having recently passed a seven-month training and testing process that has led to their support of Operation Noble Eagle.

  • Rangers remember tragic training accident

    Oct 3, 2012

    On the bank of a slough winding off the Yellow River, Army Ranger instructors took a moment Oct. 3, 2012, to remember one of the worst training accidents in the group's history.

  • Virtual Clearance Training Suite teaches Soldiers to fight IEDs in safe environment

    Oct 3, 2012

    A Virtual Clearance Training Suite arrived on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in August, which marked the third fielding of these training systems.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.


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