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  • NIE 'trail bosses' help Soldiers better understand equipment

    Apr 1, 2013

    "Trail bosses" are a group of officers who help ensure the successful execution of the massive, biannual Network Integration Exercise that takes place at Fort Bliss, Texas, and at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power

    Mar 31, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.

  • Large portions of Fort Monroe returned to Virginia

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Army has transferred back to the state of Virginia the most historic areas of Fort Monroe, including Freedom's Fortress.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. paratroopers compete for 'Best NCO, Trooper' title

    Mar 28, 2013

    Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All-American Conference Room, March 22, 2013, quietly concentrating their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier tasks and their respective units' histories.

  • Redstone leaders learn about resiliency programs

    Mar 27, 2013

    Senior leaders at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., learned about the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, during a briefing, March 20, 2013.

  • Thunderbird Soldiers complete Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII survivors, fallen POWs

    Mar 26, 2013

    Soldiers from the 11th Signal Brigade, who participated in the 2013 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 17, 2013, marched to remember Soldiers who survived or died in the Philippine Islands at the hands of the Japanese during World War II.

  • Medal of Honor recipients honor citizen-heroes for selfless service

    Mar 26, 2013

    Twenty-one Medal of Honor recipients who put their lives on the line in extraordinary ways and circumstances paid tribute to four citizen-heroes who also went above and beyond for their fellow man.

  • Thunderbolt brigade strikes connection in Olympia

    Mar 26, 2013

    The commander of 17th Fires Brigade, Col. Ken Kamper, and Col. Steve Fletcher, the rear provisional commander of the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, met with city of Olympia Mayor, Stephen H. Buxbaum, March 14, 2013, at Olympia's city hall to discuss the importance of relationships and partnership between the city and the Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • For eroding island, engineers' efforts start with models

    Mar 25, 2013

    Researchers are using wind, wave, turbidity data and more to understand the conditions in the Tangier Federal Navigation Channel and harbor. The resulting computer model will help determine what type and size of jetty will protect the waterway and harbor from wave attack, ultimately saving the local watermen tens of thousands of dollars in repair costs during storms.

  • Guard prepares for hurricane season in Louisiana

    Mar 25, 2013

    The Louisiana National Guard joined federal, state and local partner agencies in the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness disaster training exercise, at Fontainebleau State Park in St. Tammany Parish and the Grand Prairie Rest Area in St. Landry Parish, La., March 23, 2013.

  • Corps still picking up after Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Army Corps of Engineers is still involved in relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which slammed into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Oct. 29, 2012.

  • Aviation Center of Excellence Soldiers compete for top honors

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nineteen Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence had the opportunity to compete against one another through events that tested their physical prowess as well as their mental agility.

  • Army electronic warfare evolutionary path presented at EW Summit

    Mar 20, 2013

    Col. Jim Ekvall, the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-39 Electronic Warfare Division chief, had the opportunity to speak at the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Electronic Warfare Summit, March 19, 2013, which just so happened to be the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the War in Iraq.

  • Army North senior leaders discuss professional development of Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2013

    Senior noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) gathered recently at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to discuss the importance of being directly involved in the professional development of their Soldiers.

  • Paratroopers prepare to test their skills, knowledge against each other

    Mar 19, 2013

    Across the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratroopers who have been chosen by their sergeants major, are preparing to face off in the division's annual Noncommissioned Officer and Trooper of the Year competition, today at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 1st Infantry Division headquarters officially returns to Fort Riley

    Mar 19, 2013

    The 1st Infantry Division marked its return to American soil, March 19, 2013, with a colors uncasing ceremony at Victory Park on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Tradition lives on as 'Fighting 69th' troops lead St. Patrick's Day Parade for 162nd time

    Mar 18, 2013

    For the 162nd time, the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, led the annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, the largest such parade in the world, March 16, 2013.

  • Bragg MPs start female mentorship program

    Mar 18, 2013

    The warrior mentality on the battlefield is genderless, and the desire to fight for freedom and one's country are not distinguished by biological differences. Women have been serving in the United States Army from the beginning, and as the world highlights women's achievements during the month of March, one Fort Bragg, N.C., unit has taken the lead in developing and supporting strong women leaders.

  • U.S. Sen. Warren visits Natick

    Mar 18, 2013

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2013, as the installation braced for the impact of across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

  • 1-14th Field Artillery trains up to move out

    Mar 18, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, conducted a culminating training exercise, from Feb. 28 to March 4, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla., to certify the unit's readiness for its upcoming deployment to Central Command Area of Operations.

  • Welcome to the 'Nasty Nick'

    Mar 18, 2013

    The Soldiers are panting as they circle the first curve. The cold air seems to be no help as the sweat begins to form, and this is only the beginning.

  • Nearly 6,000 participate in 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 17, 2013

    Nearly 6,000 marchers braved the 35-mile-per-hour winds during the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 17, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • 'No delays in burials' despite budget cuts at Arlington

    Mar 15, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery staff won't be furloughed "so there will be no delays in burials," but needed infrastructure improvements are on hold for now, said Arlington National Cemetery's leader.

  • Leaders learn legislative process

    Mar 13, 2013

    Senior members of the Army Air Operations Group, U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in a legislative professional development seminar on Capitol Hill to familiarize themselves with the role the military has in the legislative process, March 8, 2013.

  • Picatinny supports local students in robotics competition

    Mar 13, 2013

    Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., have volunteered their time to mentor local students in a robotics competition as part of an ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to students.

  • Army Sustainment Command donates 100 computers to local school district

    Mar 13, 2013

    With the help of the Army Sustainment Command, about 100 computers were donated to Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 from Rock Island Arsenal, March 13.

  • Arlington National Cemetery employees exempt from furloughs, not sequestration-related budget cuts

    Mar 13, 2013

    The Executive Director of the Army National Military Cemeteries announced in a hearing, March 13, 2013, that most of Arlington National Cemetery civilian employees will be exempt from defense-related furloughs for fiscal year 2013.

  • 'Guardian' rises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Mar 12, 2013

    Soldiers from the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., became the first in the Army to field the latest version of the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • 593rd Sustainment Brigade Soldiers redeploy from Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2013

    In the dark, early morning hours, almost 100 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, returned home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 9, 2013.

  • Army Warrior Games athletes compete during archery, sitting volleyball trials

    Mar 8, 2013

    As part of the Army's Warrior Games selection process, the Warrior Transition Command hosted the Army's final archery and sitting volleyball trials on Fort Belvoir, Va., from Feb. 25 to March 1, 2013.

  • 40 years of women Chaplains celebrated

    Mar 8, 2013

    Chaplains and guests from around the National Capital Region gathered to celebrate 40 years of women in the military chaplaincy during a ceremony opening a new exhibit, themed "Celebrating 40 Years of Women Chaplains: A Courageous Journey of Faith and Service."

  • Scientists measure sea spray at Mount Desert Rock

    Mar 8, 2013

    Scientists from ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) and NorthWest Research Associates (NWRA) recently braved the wind and cold of the Gulf of Maine to collect data for an Office of Naval Research project on sea spray. The project, "Sea Spray Icing in the Emerging Open Waters of the Arctic Ocean," is an effort to better characterize sea spray formation in high winds and cold temperatures.

  • German Army Aviation chief visits Fort Rucker

    Mar 7, 2013

    German army Brig. Gen. Reinhard Wolski, branch chief of German Army Aviation and commander of the German Army Aviation School, visited Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 26-28, 2013, to tour the post and meet with Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general.

  • 4-31 Infantry Soldiers conduct field training during winter storm

    Mar 6, 2013

    As Fort Drum, N.Y., braced for Winter Storm Nemo, Soldiers of A Company (Immortals), 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Rear, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), pushed through freezing temperatures and heavy snow to complete their live-fire exercises, Feb. 7-12, 2013.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 5, 2013

    Tactical Satellite Systems Branch employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., received the first AN/TSC-156B/D Phoenix, March 2012, and are scheduled to overhaul eight in fiscal year 2013.

  • Heading for home to help veterans

    Mar 5, 2013

    How often does one get the chance to run on the field at Fenway Park, cross home plate, and help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families -- all on the same day?

  • Arlington National Cemetery to share design for Millennium expansion project

    Mar 4, 2013

    The Millennium Project at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., started in the late 1990s when Congress realized that Arlington National Cemetery was near capacity. Expansion areas were limited, but through law, Congress directed a land transfer from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., and the National Park Service; paired with existing Arlington property, the Millennium Project was born.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Mountain Soldiers complete winter challenge, honor history

    Feb 28, 2013

    Soldiers from 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a Mountain Winter Challenge, Feb. 21-22, 2013, at the Childers Indoors Weapons Training Facility on Fort Drum, N.Y., to honor past division Soldiers, foster esprit de corps and compete to be recognized as the top winter warfare team.

  • Fort Carson Exceptional Family Member Program earns Special Olympic grant

    Feb 28, 2013

    Averee, along with seven other children, participated in Sunday's basketball practice at the Special Events Center, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and made possible by a Department of Defense grant to create a Special Olympics program at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Gen. Schwarzkopf laid to rest at West Point with honor, fond memories

    Feb 28, 2013

    Twenty-two years to the day when Operation Desert Storm ended, the general who commanded the coalition force ground offensive was laid to rest at West Point, N.Y. A memorial service for retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, a U.S. Military Academy Class of 1956 graduate, was held at the Cadet Chapel, Feb. 28, 2013, with family, friends and colleagues in attendance.

  • Women make their mark in combat aviation

    Feb 27, 2013

    Operation Desert Storm saw the first female aviator in battle when Maj. Marie T. Rossi took the driver's seat flying fuel and ammunition to the Soldiers crossing into enemy territory. Rossi lost her life when her CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down, March 1, 1991.

  • Culinary training exercise heats up, opens to public next week

    Feb 27, 2013

    More than 200 U.S. Armed Forces chefs are on their way to Fort Lee, Va., from military installations around the world, for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • 166th Aviation female pilots smash male barrier, challenges head-on

    Feb 27, 2013

    In logistics and intelligence units a fair number of female officers can be found, but at First Army Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade, women aviators are few and far between.

  • PACOM commander tours Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Feb 26, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Pacific Command toured the facilities of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013, and experienced the capabilities of the Stryker armored fight vehicles firsthand. He spoke about the military re-balancing in the Pacific and I Corps' future role in the region.

  • SMA calls for Soldiers to maintain professionalism

    Feb 25, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spent the day touring the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013, getting a first-hand glimpse of training and visiting with Soldiers.

  • 'Gold Miners' bolster brigade's prospects for AFRICOM success

    Feb 23, 2013

    A team of 32 Soldiers, known as the "Gold Miners," are providing sustainment training and coaching this week in the Mohave Desert to troops of 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, which is the first unit to be regionally aligned to U.S. Africa Command.

  • 11th ACR testing 'Dagger' Soldiers for AFRICOM missions

    Feb 23, 2013

    Before the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team can qualify to become the first regionally aligned brigade assigned to U.S. Africa Command, they will need to deal with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Professionalism stressed during Center for the Army Profession and Ethic meeting

    Feb 22, 2013

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians learned about the five essential characteristics of the Army Profession and the three criteria for certification as an Army Professional during a Center for the Army Profession and Ethic meeting at Thurman Hall, Fort Belvoir, Va., Feb. 14. The five essential characteristics include military expertise, honorable service, trust, espirit de corps and stewardship of the profession while the three criteria are competence, character and commitment.

  • Herschel Walker shares his battle against mental illness with Fort Drum Soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    An NFL football legend tackled the tough topic of mental health last week in front of hundreds of 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers gathered at the Multipurpose Auditorium on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Oklahoma firefighters burn to learn on Fort Sill

    Feb 21, 2013

    Hundreds of firefighters from across Oklahoma gathered Feb. 15-17 for the third annual Destry Horton Wildland and EMS School. The purpose of the school is to teach firefighters how to safely and effectively put out a wildland fire.

  • Army breaks ground on first privatized apartments for junior enlisted

    Feb 21, 2013

    Officials broke ground at Fort Meade, Md., Feb. 20, 2013, at the construction site of Reece Crossings, the Army's first on-post, garden-style apartment complex for unaccompanied junior-enlisted service members.

  • 5-year Army R&D outreach initiative brings science, engineering to elementary students

    Feb 20, 2013

    In its inaugural year, the STEM Superstar program, the brainchild of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Educational Outreach Team engages students from kindergarten to fifth grade in stimulating activities challenging students to think creatively and solve problems like an engineer.

  • AUSA kicks off last winter symposium in Florida

    Feb 20, 2013

    For 14 years now the Association of the United States Army has held its winter symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but this year's event will be the last in the Sunshine State.

  • Army Corps of Engineers, other federal agencies release Asian carp environmental DNA study findings

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Corps and other members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee are studying ways to improve the understanding and interpretation of Asian carp environmental DNA results in order to refine this relatively young monitoring tool to make it the most effective at detecting a live invasive silver or bighead carp.

  • Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

    Feb 19, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ryan Chancellor grimaced as he lifted the 135 pounds on the bar. Repetition after repetition, he performed the deadlifts. After 20 reps, he dropped the weight and picked up the 35-pound kettle bell and began his 15 swings -- "American" style -- heaving the weight until it was over his head.

  • Utah Guard Soldiers, mountains help prep 704th MI for Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2013

    In preparation for an upcoming deployment, Soldiers of Alpha Company, 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, traveled to Camp Williams for several weeks of training in the mountains of Utah.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC named a Center of Excellence for foundry operations

    Feb 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh designated Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Foundry operations.

  • Army South hosts, mentors seventh graders at Camp Bullis

    Feb 19, 2013

    U.S. Army South hosted and mentored students from the San Antonio Academy of Texas at the Leader Reaction Course at Camp Bullis, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013.

  • Food inspection specialists focus on prevention, education

    Feb 15, 2013

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases.

  • More than eye candy, Watervliet's painters add value

    Feb 13, 2013

    In one of the oldest buildings on the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., which has been an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center since the War of 1812, resides one of the most important but unsung heroes of Arsenal manufacturing -- the Arsenal's paint operation.

  • AMC commander tours Sierra Army Depot for first time

    Feb 13, 2013

    The commander of Army Materiel Command toured the operations at Sierra Army Depot, Calif., Feb. 5-6, 2013, and was impressed by the appearance throughout the organization.

  • Women's Boxing 'storms' into West Point

    Feb 13, 2013

    There's really no way to ignore the fact that a snowstorm made a mess of the inaugural West Point Women's Boxing Invitational, Feb. 9, 2013.

  • 35th Signal Brigade showcases technology for students

    Feb 12, 2013

    Fort Gordon, Ga., service members have long made an active and positive contribution in the Central Savannah River Area, and 35th Signal Brigade Soldiers continued that tradition during a recent community outing.

  • Combat veterans refresh unmanned aircraft skills

    Feb 12, 2013

    Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, reviewed the effective use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Afghanistan during a recent UAV refresher training course at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • National Guard troops in New England respond to massive blizzard

    Feb 11, 2013

    Citizen-Soldiers in the Northeast were assisting state authorities Feb. 9, 2013, in the aftermath of Nemo, the giant snowstorm that killed at least five people, left 650,000 without power and resulted in the cancellation of about 5,300 flights.

  • 'Iron Eagles' receive first aircraft

    Feb 11, 2013

    Roaring booms of powerful helicopter engines announced the arrival of the first 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 20, 2013.

  • Wounded Warriors find peace, enjoyment at hunting event

    Feb 11, 2013

    Twenty-eight wounded warriors spent the weekend hunting in the woods of Elliott Lake at Red River Army Depot, Texas, Dec. 14-16, 2012.

  • Mentors provide special attention to children of the fallen

    Feb 9, 2013

    Employees of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, mentored children of fallen service members, while having fun Mardi Gras style, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Feb. 9, 2013.

  • Fort Hood hosts first free fall exercise in years

    Feb 8, 2013

    The only current Airborne unit on Fort Hood, Texas, added a twist to their monthly static-line jump when six Soldiers also participated in a Military Free Fall, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Officials name Fort Drum's antiterrorism program best in Army

    Feb 7, 2013

    Two anti-terrorism officers at Fort Drum, N.Y., spend much of their time examining the installation through the enemy's eyes, ensuring that the world's worst-case scenarios never make it onto the installation.

  • Natick, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2013

    Scientists and engineers from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will join faculty and student researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a new research and development initiative that was announced Feb. 7, 2013, at the UMass Lowell campus.

  • Corps of Engineers improving nation's inland waterways

    Feb 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to transform its Civil Works Program, improve performance and responsiveness, increase customer satisfaction, and "improve the reliability of the nation's water infrastructure," said Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works.

  • Soldiers escort vets to auto show

    Feb 7, 2013

    Several veterans from the Armed Forces Retirement Home here attended the Washington Auto Show, Feb. 5., thanks to Soldiers who volunteered to push them in their wheelchairs through the sprawling convention center.

  • SecArmy after exploring virtual, live training at Fort Sill: Training cost-effective, crucial

    Feb 7, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was briefed on how the Fires Center of Excellence uses different training environments to be more cost effective after a visit to Fort Sill, Okla., Feb. 6-7, 2013.

  • USO opens largest center at Fort Belvoir

    Feb 6, 2013

    The USO cut the ribbon on their new "Wounded Warrior and Family Center" at Fort Belvoir, Va., during a grand opening ceremony, Feb. 5, 2013.

  • Armor, Infantry unite at West Point for Maneuver Ball

    Feb 6, 2013

    West Point hosted the third annual Maneuver Ball, Feb. 1, 2013, at the West Point Club with nearly 350 community members, staff and faculty attending, including 150 Class of 2013 cadets branching Armor or Infantry.

  • Camp Atterbury JMTC marks 10 years of Soldier training, mobilization

    Feb 6, 2013

    February 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in Edinburgh, Ind., as a mobilization station in support overseas contingency operations and other missions around the world.

  • Army recognizes patients during Patient Recognition Month

    Feb 5, 2013

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital command and staff joined Army Medicine worldwide in honoring patients during Patient Recognition Month.

  • Jay Leno test drives Army vehicle

    Feb 5, 2013

    Jay Leno's garage is known for some of the most impressive vehicles in the world, and parked inside was the Army Materiel Command's Fuel Efficient Demonstrator, Feb. 4, 2013, in Burbank Calif.

  • Kennedy flame to receive upgrades

    Feb 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District awarded a Maryland company a contract, Jan. 31, 2013, to upgrade the John F. Kennedy eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade completes collective crew training

    Feb 4, 2013

    Soldiers from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade improved mission readiness and responsiveness while working as a multifunctional aviation task force during collective crew training at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

  • Gray Eagle takes flight: 1st ID unmanned aircraft system company begins Afghanistan deployment

    Feb 4, 2013

    A company of 1st Infantry Division Soldiers responsible for operating and maintaining one of the Army's newest unmanned aircraft systems, departed Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 29, 2013, destined for Afghanistan.

  • Military leaders from throughout the Americas visit Army North, discuss common issues

    Feb 1, 2013

    Military leaders from Central America visited U.S. Army North throughout the day Jan. 30 as part of the Central American Regional Leaders' Conference, hosted by U.S. Army South, in a cooperative effort to establish closer ties between militaries and to improve coordination on common issues.

  • Corps of Engineers awards $648 million Fort Bliss replacement hospital

    Jan 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded a $648 million contract, Jan. 29, 2013, for the construction of the Fort Bliss, Texas, replacement hospital.

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Dam!

    Jan 30, 2013

    Based on computer-aided design, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District's 3-D printer allows full-scale project components to be shrunk into a handheld model that team members can use to better visualize and conceptualize their work like never before.

  • 101st Airborne Division cases colors before Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 29, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 25, 2013, as approximately 600 Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion get set to begin their latest "Rendezvous with Destiny."

  • Fighting Eagles deliver legacy to Fort Carson

    Jan 29, 2013

    The Army's newest Combat Aviation Brigade moved one step closer to being a fully equipped and manned formation Jan. 28 thanks to the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Company B, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Raiders enter 'the wild blue' with UAV training

    Jan 28, 2013

    Unmanned aerial vehicles soared through the sky under the control of 16 "Raider" Brigade Soldiers during QR-11 Raven training on Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 7-18, 2013.

  • Veterans get a taste of new rations technology

    Jan 28, 2013

    Veterans from the small town of Hopkinton, Mass., recently got a taste of new military rations technology at their monthly veterans breakfast, courtesy of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate.

  • Latino Inaugural Gala honors Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2013

    A number of Soldiers shared the Kennedy Center stage last week with stars like Eva Longoria, George Lopez and Antonio Banderas.

  • STEM students building bridges to bright futures

    Jan 26, 2013

    During Viva Technology Day, students at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles participated in hands-on competitive, educational challenges. They worked in teams led by college students and Corps of Engineers interns who major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

  • Robots in operating rooms support rapid return to duty

    Jan 25, 2013

    Surgeons using robots in the operating room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the nation's largest military medical treatment facility, ensure many patients experience less pain, less blood loss, and shorter recovery times, according to the physicians and patients.

  • Army Sustainment Command helps area schools via Computers for Learning Program

    Jan 25, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command is doing its part to provide technology to areas schools via the Computers for Learning Program. A program that takes Army computers and puts them into America's schools.

  • Nurse case managers support WTB Soldiers in health care journey

    Jan 24, 2013

    Susan Reynolds is like a quarterback on the health care field. Being ready to receive any information and execute a care plan precisely is the nature of her job as a nurse case manager at the Fort Carson, Colo., Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Arlington Cemetery debuts upgraded welcome center

    Jan 24, 2013

    Arlington National Cemetery's endeavor to inform of its past and to educate visitors continued to move forward Jan. 20, 2013, with the official opening of a revamped welcome center.

  • Army hospital unveils Wi-Fi for patients, families

    Jan 23, 2013

    Patients and their families will soon be able to text, email or just browse the Internet from their commercial, personally-owned wireless devices at San Antonio Military Medical Center, thanks to a new guest wireless pilot program set to launch in late January.

  • 101st Airborne Division to case colors, ready for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 23, 2013

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will hold its colors-casing ceremony Jan. 25, 2013, to mark its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Soldiers, former NFL players discuss life after violence

    Jan 22, 2013

    Former professional football players met "real warriors," Jan. 12, 2013, and discovered they had a lot in common.