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  • Currahees receive first Spouse Master Resiliency Trainers

    Aug 7, 2012

    Representatives from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), attended the Spouse Master Resiliency Training course from July 23 to Aug. 3, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army North's defense coordinating element shifts into high gear for Vibrant Response 13

    Aug 7, 2012

    The unthinkable happened: A (simulated) 3,000 lb. radiological dispersal devise exploded Aug. 5, 2012, at a train station in a major Midwestern city. Within hours, reports indicated two additional radiological devises, as well as a possible nuclear device, also detonated within the city.

  • Baltimore Ravens host Military Appreciation Day

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Baltimore Ravens recognized local service members, veterans and military families at the team's Military Appreciation Day, Aug. 4, 2012, during the team's open training camp practice at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

  • Soldiers sharpen disaster response and coordination skills

    Aug 6, 2012

    U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command's joint force land component command, is hosting an exercise, Vibrant Response, across southern Indiana and Kentucky designed to coordinate a rapid and efficient disaster response. That exercise is focusing on a nuclear explosion scenario in the Midwest.

  • CSA visits Marne Division, reenlists 30 Soldiers

    Aug 6, 2012

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Soldiers of the Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga. Aug 6, 2012. This was the CSA's first visit to the home of the Marne Division since being sworn in as the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • Vibrant Response 13 trains Soldiers for reality

    Aug 5, 2012

    The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is participating in Vibrant Response 13, a joint-service, mass-training exercise directed by U.S. Northern Command.

  • Vibrant Response exercise critical training for saving lives

    Aug 3, 2012

    The U.S. Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Incident Response Force continued to search for displaced and trapped civilians in need of decontamination and medical care, July 29, 2012, as part of Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 2, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • Army Under Secretary breaks new ground for the future of Soldiers and families

    Aug 2, 2012

    Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal recently participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the Center Lake and Hillside Elementary schools on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). During his visit to the installation, Dr. Westphal also interacted with leaders, Soldiers and the civilian workforce at JBLM Garrison, I Corps, Madigan Army Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion, Western Regional Medical Command, and the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2). He underscored support for the positive direction of JBLM/I Corps and expressed the confidence of Army senior leadership in the JBLM leadership, and in the medical professionals at Madigan Army Medical Center; specifically expressing appreciation for their innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.

  • Don't hold back: Only 4 chances remain to see Twilight Tattoo in 2012

    Aug 2, 2012

    Hundreds of local and international visitors to the National Capital Region watched the time honored military tradition of the "Twilight Tattoo" inside Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall, in Arlington Va., Aug. 1, 2012.

  • Fort Carson military, civilian police named best in nation

    Aug 2, 2012

    The men and women who make up the traffic section at Fort Carson, Colo., were named the top military traffic safety program at the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police National Law Enforcement Challenge.

  • Chandler meets Soldiers, families at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 2, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to learn more about post and, more importantly, spend time with Soldiers and their families.

  • MEDCOM, Army South mission improves eyesight for Dominicans, builds partner nation capacity

    Aug 1, 2012

    U.S. Army South and U.S. Medical Command conducted an annual cataract medical readiness training exercise in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 10-27, 2012.

  • Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

  • Army North service members, civilians work with 'displaced civilians' to create realistic training

    Aug 1, 2012

    Personnel from U.S. Army North are creating realistic training scenarios involving "sick" and "injured" civilians for the thousands of service members in Indiana for Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Westphal helps Lewis-McChord break ground for elementary school rebuild

    Aug 1, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Clover Park School District in Washington, broke ground on the future site of JBLM's Hillside Elementary School, July 30, 2012, signifying the official start of a yearlong construction project to rebuild Hillside and Carter Lake Elementary Schools completely.

  • ASA Lamont visits Fort Campbell to discusses force manning, manpower issues

    Aug 1, 2012

    Thomas R. Lamont, assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visited Fort Campbell, Ky., July 25, 2012, to discuss force manning and manpower issues as well as observe several aspects of training.

  • Soldiers help Native Americans finish canoe journey

    Jul 31, 2012

    Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., helped members of the Quileute tribe move approximately 100 canoes out of the water at the completion of the tribe's two-week journey, July 29, 2012.

  • West Point Cadets compete during McGinnis Challenge

    Jul 30, 2012

    The McGinnis Challenge tested the physical and mental fortitude of 128 squads of new cadets July 20, 2012, capping off the first three weeks of Cadet Basic Training for the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2016.

  • Military leaders put final touches on catastrophic incident exercise

    Jul 30, 2012

    With fewer than 24 hours until the hypothetical detonation of a 10-kiloton nuclear device in a major Midwestern city, military exercise specialists were putting the final touches on a national catastrophic incident exercise that will test more than 9,000 service members and civilians in 11 training locations and airfields spread across 5,000 square miles in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky.

  • Tennessee, Ohio Civil Support Teams kick off Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    After a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation in a major Midwestern city, specialized teams of Guardsmen from Tennessee and Ohio began clearing routes and monitoring radiation, July 26, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., in advance of federal response forces.

  • Fort Polk Engineer unit aids 'survivors,' supports Vibrant Response 13

    Jul 29, 2012

    Responding to a simulated 10-kiloton nuclear detonation, Soldiers from the 178th Engineer Company out of Fort Polk, La., conducted a rescue mission July 28, 2012, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., during Vibrant Response 13, a major incident exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North.

  • Fort Hood defends home turf, captures All-Army crown for third consecutive year

    Jul 29, 2012

    It's time to make more room in the Fort Hood trophy case. The III Corps Combatives Team added to its 2010 and 2011 titles by winning the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, July 28, 2012, at Fort Hood, this time in a come-from-behind effort, passing 3rd Infantry Division of Fort Stewart, Ga., on the final day of competition.

  • Visitors learn about 'Science for the Soldier' at Natick

    Jul 27, 2012

    Science can have profound impacts on Soldiers' lives. That message came through loud and clear July 26, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., where basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center offered their inaugural "Science for the Soldier Day."

  • 'Pockets of excellence' across Army, but work still needs to be done on health of force

    Jul 27, 2012

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd Austin capped off a week-long series of visits to several Army bases, with a final visit to Fort Riley, Kan., July 27, 2012, to develop a better understanding of the "health of the force."

  • Olympic fever: Let's Move encourages fans to meet up July 28

    Jul 26, 2012

    The White House and the Army want Americans to show their support for the U.S. Olympic Team by organizing or supporting an Olympic event near them, July 28, 2012.

  • Sgt. Ted E. Bear supports Army Olympians

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Summer Olympics return July 27 and U.S. Army athletes will compete in London to represent their country in the athletic arena, and Fort Rucker icon Sgt. Ted E. Bear isn't being shy when it comes to showing his support.

  • Warriors worldwide come to Fort Hood for combatives championship

    Jul 26, 2012

    "Let's get ready to rumble," bellowed Brig. Gen. Dean Milner, III Corps and Fort Hood, deputy commanding general (Canada). And with that statement, the 2012 U.S. Army Combatives Championship got underway at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center at Fort Hood, Texas, July 26, 2012.

  • Muslim service members, DOD personnel, celebrate Iftar dinner at Pentagon

    Jul 26, 2012

    In the Pentagon Library and Conference Center, July 25, dozens of members of the Department of Defense's Muslim community and their families -- including Muslim service members -- gathered to break their Ramadan fast with an Iftar dinner.

  • Veterans not out of their league under the sea

    Jul 25, 2012

    A dive school in Seattle says the commercial diving industry is "begging for vets."

  • Fort Irwin community celebrates unity during Ramadan

    Jul 25, 2012

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin experienced a first last week when the community came together for the installation's first Celebration of Unity during Ramadan, July 18, 2012, at Sandy Basin Community Center.

  • Army Combatives Championship kicks off, III Corps to defend title

    Jul 25, 2012

    Soldiers from posts around the Army will take to the mats at Fort Hood, Texas, to begin their quest of being named the best in their respective weight class.

  • Combat engineers share valuable experience, host demolition range at Operation River Assault

    Jul 25, 2012

    Cpl. Vitalis Dubininkas of 316th Mobility Augmentation Company, 844th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, helps Spc. Shawn Asconi wrap detonation cord around a block of C4 explosive during River Assault 2012, held at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

  • Army Reserve, NY Guard train with Volunteer Fire Departments

    Jul 24, 2012

    New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters landed near Marcy, N.Y., July 12, 2012, as part of a training exercise with the Army Reserve's Company A, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion and the Maynard and Stittville Volunteer Fire Departments.

  • Mountain Peak exercise kicks off at Fort Drum

    Jul 24, 2012

    Mountain Peak, which is one of the largest training exercises in 10th Mountain Division (LI) history, began July 23, 2012. The exercise is also the first time the division has trained as an entity since before 9/11.

  • Golden Knights decorate sky at air show

    Jul 24, 2012

    They are knights who wear flight suits instead of armor; Airborne Soldiers who jump into crowds instead of combat zones; whose mission is for entertainment -- not war.

  • Third Infantry Division's 'Maximus' takes center stage at Fort Stewart

    Jul 24, 2012

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III reunited with former team members today at Fort Stewart, and helped make a Third Infantry Division vehicle dedication ceremony a historic event.

  • Collaborative training develops muscle memory for when it matters most

    Jul 23, 2012

    For the first time in five deployment cycles, all seven companies of Eagle Lift, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, trained together during a collaborative situational training exercise that began at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 16, 2012.

  • Army leaders to conduct 'health of the force' visits at 6 installations

    Jul 22, 2012

    Army senior leaders, led by Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, will tour several Army installations this week to assess the health of the force.

  • Food service Soldiers rise to challenge of feeding hundreds at Golden Cargo

    Jul 20, 2012

    If you think cooking nutritious meals for your family can be challenging, try cooking for 300 hungry Soldiers.

  • Training gets tactical for Golden Cargo medics

    Jul 20, 2012

    The training schedule has been full for the 4224th U.S. Army Hospital Soldiers participating in Operation Golden Cargo, an annual two-week training opportunity for many Reserve and National Guard units to use their military occupational specialty training in real-world situations.

  • The green-gray line of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Jul 19, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is looking for a few good Soldiers. Soldier admissions officer Maj. Ryan Liebhaber has 85 slots for active duty Soldiers and 85 slots for reserve-component Soldiers in every class.

  • GEMS program brings science to life for youth

    Jul 19, 2012

    While a lesson in polymers was under way Fort Rucker, Ala., youth mixed glue and food-coloring in order to create a Silly Putty-like concoction at the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science laboratory, July 12, 2012.

  • Army Secretary emphasizes importance of Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured the Detroit Arsenal, headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, July 19, 2012.

  • Military children focus of bill adopted by 43 states

    Jul 18, 2012

    Georgia is the 42nd state to sign the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. The purpose is to ease the transition for school-aged children of military families, according to the compact. So far, 43 states have signed the compact.

  • Massachusetts town continues tradition of service to nation, supports Community Covenant

    Jul 18, 2012

    Braintree, Mass., became the 28th Massachusetts community and among more than 500 nationally to sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant in a July 18, 2012, ceremony at its 100-year-old town hall.

  • 3rd ID looks to dethrone 2-time defending combatives champs

    Jul 18, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division combatives team surprised people at the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship, but with a third-place finish, it won't be flying under anyone's radar at this year's tournament.

  • Galveston District partnership, technology keeps commerce moving

    Jul 18, 2012

    A network of 31 tidal data collection stations located between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches rivers, known as the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network, aids the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District in keeping federal waterways open for navigation.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity participates in Golden Cargo 2012

    Jul 16, 2012

    More than 240 Soldiers arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Ind., July 8, 2012, to participate in the national military exercise called "Golden Cargo."

  • Robots revolutionize Army aviation maintenance at depot

    Jul 16, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot introduced its sixth robotic metal spray unit to coat helicopter components better, faster and cost efficiently.

  • Army vessel rescues civilian sailor from sinking sailboat

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army Reserve vessel USAV Robert T. Kuroda, responded to a U.S. Coast Guard request for assistance in the rescue of a civilian on a disabled sailboat, near San Nicholas Island, Calif., July 9, 2012.

  • Counter-IED education strengthens West Point summer training program

    Jul 16, 2012

    Before Cadet Summer Training ends nearly every active-duty Soldier and cadet at West Point will receive counter-improvised explosive device training.

  • World Class Athlete Program mission: Win the Olympics

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army created the World Class Athlete Program in 1997 with the explicit goal of competing, and winning medals, in the Olympic Games. Since its founding, 40 WCAP Soldiers have brought home gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals.

  • Maintenance keeps Golden Cargo moving

    Jul 16, 2012

    For military troops participating in Operation Golden Cargo, a two-week nationwide logistics mission, finding and fixing maintenance problems is a constant task.

  • Movement Control Teams: Golden Cargo's gateway to convoy operations

    Jul 15, 2012

    Operation Golden Cargo, a logistical exercise for Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who transport truckloads of ammunition across the U.S., has a specialized team of Soldiers that keeps convoys on track.

  • U.S. basketball teams wow service members, families

    Jul 15, 2012

    The men's and women's U.S. national basketball teams, which are preparing for the upcoming Olympics in London, put on a show for service members, their families, and other fans at the Washington, D.C., National Guard Armory, July 14, 2012.

  • Golden Cargo puts Reservists, Guardsmen to work

    Jul 13, 2012

    Golden Cargo takes place across the western half the United States this month as members of the U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard and Navy work alongside civilians in the handling and shipping of ammunition to strategic locations.

  • Gabe wins military hero dog award

    Jul 12, 2012

    Fort Jackson's Gabe will represent all armed forces dogs at the annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards banquet in Los Angeles later this year.

  • Fort Benning's Good Hope Training Area opens

    Jul 11, 2012

    The first class of lieutenants to begin training at the Armor School's Basic Officer Leader Course after it moved to Fort Benning, Ga., is now the first group to conduct a field-training exercise in the Good Hope Maneuver Training Area, which officially opened July 9, 2012.

  • Operation Golden Cargo gets green light

    Jul 11, 2012

    Thousands of military troops took to the road this week as part of Operation Golden Cargo, a two-week logistics operation to move ammunition to installations throughout the United States, which started July 9, 2012.

  • 1st Cav farewells senior leadership, welcomes first female deputy CG

    Jul 10, 2012

    America's First Team farewelled Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto, former division command sergeant major, Brig. Gen. James Richardson, former deputy commanding general of support, 1st Cav. Div., and hailed Brig. Gen. Laura Richardson, deputy commanding general of support for the division, during a Patch Ceremony, July 5, 2012, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army remodels 6 hotels for lodging privatization

    Jul 10, 2012

    The Army is well on its way to accomplishing its goal of building and remodeling lodging facilities at 42 bases in both the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jul 10, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Ill., which is the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in Department of Defense.

  • Landscapers 'give back' to vets, fallen at Arlington

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • Myer-Henderson Hall becomes staging area for region's electricity restoration efforts

    Jul 6, 2012

    Electrical repair crews from distant states and one Canadian province began rolling through Hatfield and Wright Gates at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 2, 2012, to assist utility Dominion Virginia Power's efforts to restore regional power following the June 29 mega-storm.

  • Missouri Soldiers put leftover building materials in Honduras to good use

    Jul 6, 2012

    When Task Force Tropic came to Honduras, their orders were clear: Its Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen were expected to complete four construction projects.

  • Reserve dentists surpass treatment goal during Honduras exercise

    Jul 6, 2012

    Despite rough field conditions, heat indexes in the triple digits, and having just half the dentists they expected, the Army Reserve Soldiers of the 912th Dental Company (Area Support) were able to surpass their early patient predictions while on a dental readiness exercise in Honduras.

  • Guardsmen improve local school during Honduras mission

    Jul 6, 2012

    As U.S. Army South's Beyond the Horizon 2012 exercise draws closer to the finish line, engineers in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, are putting in a final effort to take on and complete new tasks.

  • Division West lassoes rodeo personalities for Fort Hood visit

    Jul 6, 2012

    Division West hosted rodeo announcer Charlie Throckmorton and a few other Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association personalities and Belton Chamber of Commerce members for a "rodeo appreciation day" at Fort Hood, Texas, July 5, 2012.

  • Martina McBride, Mario headline Independence Day celebration

    Jul 5, 2012

    Country music star Martina McBride and R&B singer Mario performed at the Independence Day celebration at Fort Stewart, Ga., July 4, 2012.

  • 'Hell and Back, Special Ops Ranger' episode to premiere July 8

    Jul 5, 2012

    The Discovery Channel is scheduled to release "Hell and Back, Special Ops Ranger," a one-hour documentary that follows a class through the 75th Ranger Regiment's Assessment and Selection Program, July 8, 2012, at 9 p.m., EST.

  • Gary Sinise visits Soldiers, families at Fort Rucker

    Jul 5, 2012

    Before his scheduled appearance at Freedom Fest actor Gary Sinise made a few unexpected visits to Soldiers and family members, July 2, 2012.

  • Lewis-McChord firefighters join Colorado wildfire relief effort

    Jul 5, 2012

    For the first time since it became a joint base, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., sent first responders to aid another installation.

  • Community has good, clean fun during mud run

    Jul 5, 2012

    More than 500 participants tested their tolerance for 'dirty water' in the annual Mud Run series, June 30, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Heat wave highlights importance of Bambi Bucket training

    Jul 3, 2012

    When the Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Campbell, Ky., are called upon, they have three hours to get up in the air and be on their way to aid in extinguishing wildland fires.

  • Fort Hood Air Assault School hosts first class with own team

    Jul 2, 2012

    More than 250 Fort Hood, Texas, service members pushed themselves to earn one of 130 slots during Zero Day of Fort Hood's first Air Assault class conducted by Fort Hood instructors.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year winners announced

    Jul 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army selected Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Heilman, representing Fort Jackson, S.C., as the 2012 Active Duty U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year; and Staff Sgt. Jarod Moss, representing the 95th Reserve Division, as the 2012 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Marne Week returns to Fort Stewart

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division hosted "Marne Week" for the first time since 2006, bringing together units from across the Marne Division to compete in various athletic events.

  • Fort Carson engineers, firefighters help contain Waldo Canyon blaze

    Jul 2, 2012

    With the sun slipping behind the mountains, more than 100 Army engineers from the 4th and 52nd Engineer Battalions worked tirelessly to set up a base of operations and begin making firebreaks before dark.

  • Colorado National Guard secures area around High Park

    Jul 2, 2012

    While civilian and military firefighters and aviation crews fight the High Park fire from land and air, nearly a hundred Colorado Army National Guard military police and Air National Guard security forces are manning checkpoints around the perimeter of the affected area.

  • Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space

    Jul 2, 2012

    The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747 by March 2014, with the help of the Army-developed Ground Based Sense and Avoid system.

  • Cadets sweat to finish well during 'Warrior Forge'

    Jul 2, 2012

    Blood vessels popped from their foreheads and sweat poured off their bodies as cadets with the 7th regiment put all their effort into getting the highest score possible on the Army Physical Fitness Test during the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Joint Base, Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 26, 2012.

  • TRADOC leaders discuss future fight, way ahead with 21st century training

    Jun 28, 2012

    A focus on revitalizing home station training and incorporating more challenging leader development are two components set to earmark the Army's way ahead for the fighting force and 21st century training.

  • Double amputee takes command of Fort Belvoir

    Jun 27, 2012

    For the first time in the Army's history, a double amputee has taken the reins as garrison commander of a major installation.

  • Smartphone app coming for Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 27, 2012

    A new smartphone app, due out this fall, will be able to provide a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, list events there and help visitors locate gravesites.

  • Senior corps leaders discuss fiscal future with FORSCOM, IMCOM

    Jun 27, 2012

    The two Army major commands in charge of forces and installation management held three joint meetings at Fort Hood, Texas, June 26, 2012, to mitigate upcoming personnel and budget cuts and discuss the challenges ahead at installations of varying sizes with varying missions.

  • Westphal: Fort Rucker critical to Army's future

    Jun 27, 2012

    Observing Aviation training firsthand and interacting with the Soldiers going through flight school were just a few of the reasons Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal said he visited Fort Rucker, Ala., June 25-26, 2012.

  • Team USA loaded with Soldiers for London Olympic Games

    Jun 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program will send its strongest contingent of athletes and coaches to the 2012 Olympic Games in London since the program's inception in 1997.

  • Drill sergeants competing for 2012 title maintain high spirits on second day of competition

    Jun 26, 2012

    Drill Sergeant of the Year competitors completed day two of the four-day Drill Sergeant of the Year competition, June 26, 2012, at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Army chief talks Warfighter, future force during Fort Hood visit

    Jun 25, 2012

    The future Army force must be able to respond to complex missions quickly with flexibility and adaptability in all formations, explained Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, June 22, 2012, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Ceremony marks Audie Murphy's birthday

    Jun 25, 2012

    Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members from across the country gathered at the grave of America's most-decorated World War II Soldier, June 20, 2012, for a wreath-laying ceremony on what would have been the Medal of Honor recipient's 88th birthday.

  • 2012 Drill Sergeant of the Year competitors complete day one

    Jun 25, 2012

    Six of the U.S. Army's best drill sergeants began vying for the title of 2012 Army Drill Sergeant of the Year, June 25, 2012, at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • DimensiĆ³n Internacional interviews Under Secretary Westphal

    Jun 24, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discussed the United States and Chile's longstanding partnership, the established Army-to-Army relationship between the U.S. and Chile, and hemispheric cooperation on the radio program DimensiĆ³n Internacional in Santiago, Chile.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to be 'Soldier for a Day'

    Jun 22, 2012

    Spouses at Fort Bragg, N.C., took part in Soldier for a Day, June 14, 2012, which was coordinated by Army Community Service to give spouses access to some of the activities that their Soldiers encounter daily.

  • Springfield Cardinals host Fort Leonard Wood Military Appreciation Day game

    Jun 20, 2012

    Thousands of Soldiers and family members participated in America's pastime June 16, 2012, as guests of honor at the Springfield Cardinals' annual Fort Leonard Wood Military Appreciation Day game.

  • Westphal visits Chile to help foster inter-military cooperation

    Jun 19, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal recently participated in the 12th U.S. and Chile Defense Consultative Commission in Santiago, Chile, and visited with Chilean Army units throughout the country to expand relationships and increase security cooperation in the hemisphere.

  • Students challenged with West Point experience

    Jun 19, 2012

    Exhausted but enriched by the experience, the second and final group of rising high school seniors departed West Point June 15, 2012, after completing the week-long Summer Leaders Seminar.

  • Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point receives massive capability, safety enhancement

    Jun 19, 2012

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 596th Transportation Brigade at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, Southport, N.C., received two new massive ship-to-shore container gantry cranes, June 19, 2012, after more than 10 years of planning and $27.5 million.

  • New burn care center fully operational in San Antonio

    Jun 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research began a new era in burn and combat casualty trauma care when the staff moved its patients into the burn intensive care unit recently.

  • Zombots bring robots to life at USACE Coyote Dam

    Jun 18, 2012

    A high school robotics team deployed a robot, capable of inspecting pipes in dams, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Coyote Dam in Ukiah, Calif., in June.


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