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  • Rono leads All-Army to second place in Ten-Miler

    Oct 21, 2013

    Aron Rono led the U.S. All-Army Team to a second-place finish, Oct. 20, 2013, behind Brazil in the 29th running of the Army Ten-Miler on a crisp, sunny morning.

  • Pathfinders jump toward next 'rendezvous with destiny'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) Pathfinders, conducted the unit's last scheduled jump, at Corregidor Drop Zone, on Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors inspire at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 20, 2013

    The wounded warriors who raced in the Army Ten-Miler are an inspiration to the nation, said the Army's top enlisted advisor.

  • Swenson Hall of Heroes induction brings changes to MOH processing

    Oct 18, 2013

    As former Army Capt. William D. Swenson was inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes, Oct. 16, 2013, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced a directive to improve the Medal of Honor nomination and review process.

  • Military Ocean Terminals play strategic role in defense

    Oct 17, 2013

    On opposite sides of the continent sit two Military Ocean Terminals unassumingly shipping munitions across the globe. With an air of efficiency only achieved after decades of operations, the ports neither hide nor broadcast their operations; they simply accomplish their mission: to safely provide ammunition terminal services to meet the nation's objectives.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Multi-component command trains for retrograde mission

    Oct 15, 2013

    Army Reserve and Army National Guard Engineer Soldiers from Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Ohio recently completed their Cumulative Training Exercise at Camp Shelby Miss., with the assistance of the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East.

  • WWII veteran, Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest

    Oct 15, 2013

    Retired Master Sgt. Nicholas Oresko was honored at a public funeral service, Oct. 10, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died Oct. 4, at the age of 96, and was the oldest living World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Film workshop provides therapy to combat vets

    Oct 15, 2013

    Service members being treated at the Warrior Transition Unit, its cadre, as well as Soldiers and veterans on and off Fort Bragg, N.C., were provided an opportunity to use the art of film making to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • 84 'Spartan' Soldiers re-enlist to continue their service to nation

    Oct 15, 2013

    Hundreds of family, friends and fellow Soldiers packed the bleachers of at Cottrell field, at Fort Stewart, Ga., to witness as 84 "Spartan" Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a mass re-enlistment ceremony, Oct. 3, 2013.

  • 'Tomahawks' mortar platoon trains for conventional fight

    Oct 15, 2013

    The "Tomahawks" mortar platoon, with Company C, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, conducted live-fire mortar training during multi-day exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Texas Guard DART-W continues to assist with Colorado flood response

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Texas Army National Guard's 36th Infantry Division's Domestic All-Hazards Response Team-West continues to coordinate assistance requests and support for the Colorado flood relief effort.

  • Community comes together to help terminally ill Soldier

    Oct 7, 2013

    A terminally ill Soldier and his family received a lot more help than they could have imagined on moving day, after a large response to a post on a well-known social media networking site.

  • Sappers practice air assault ops, prep for Afghanistan deployment

    Oct 7, 2013

    Soldiers of the 571st Sapper Company had the opportunity to conduct an air insertion and extraction operations as part of their pre-deployment training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 23, 2013.

  • From local ball park player to all-Army champ: Soldier's story of resilience

    Oct 7, 2013

    Spc. Tonya Martin, a military police Soldier with the 92nd Military Police Battalion, and her fellow team members, beat the U.S. Air Force with a score of 6-3 in their final game of the Armed Forces Softball Tournament, at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 18, 2013.

  • Corps of Engineers Galveston District awards $1.1 million small business contract

    Oct 7, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount $1,172,000 to Inland Construction & Engineering Inc., to install impressed current cathodic protection systems at the Colorado River Locks in Matagorda, Texas.

  • 'Ironhorse' troopers fall into tank gunnery

    Oct 3, 2013

    Gunnery is in full swing this fall as the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, gears up for another brigade inclusive training exercise in November, and a rotation to the National Training Center in February.

  • Army Medicine personnel practice teamwork at Mayo Clinic Simulation Center

    Oct 2, 2013

    Soldiers with the 865th Army Reserve Combat Support Hospital, from Utica, N.Y., perfected their medical teamwork skills at one of the nation's leading simulation centers.

  • First responders perfect their skills in nation's capital

    Oct 2, 2013

    First responders in the National Capital Region need to keep their skills at a high level of proficiency. Participating in Capital Shield 14 is one of the methods they used to maintain their expertise.

  • Army realigns Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs

    Oct 2, 2013

    After a comprehensive review of Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs across the country, the Army approved the closure of 13 ROTC programs over a two-year period to conclude at the end of the Academic Year 2014-2015.

  • Military Police Corps marks 72nd anniversary

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Soldiers whose regimental crest bears the words "assist, protect and defend," celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Military Police Corps at Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 26, 2013.

  • Army surgeon general visits USARIEM

    Sep 25, 2013

    During a visit to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, the Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command learned more about the important work being done here for service members.

  • Heroic efforts of Fort Carson MedEvac company save lives in Colorado floods

    Sep 24, 2013

    Three Army Medicine MedEvac crews from Fort Carson, Colo., deployed to flood areas this week to assist in evacuation and rescue efforts.

  • All-Army wins second consecutive Armed Forces Softball crown

    Sep 24, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Kenny Turlington of Camp Humphreys, South Korea, went 5-for-5 with four home runs to lead All-Army to a 23-8 victory over All-Air Force in the gold-medal game of the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Championships at Fort Sill, Okla., Sept. 19, 2013.

  • Capital Shield 2014: First responders to train in nation's capital

    Sep 24, 2013

    Capital Shield 2014 is a joint training exercise in the National Capital Region that runs from Sept. 30 thru Oct. 3, 2013, and is hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region.

  • Taking time for health means more resilient force

    Sep 24, 2013

    Personal health and fitness took center stage at the U.S. Army Installation Management Command town hall, Sept. 20, 2013, in San Antonio.

  • Sappers prepare newest Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 23, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 570th Sapper Company conducted a five-day training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 16-20, 2013, that providing leadership with evaluations in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan next year.

  • Guard continues to assist flood victims in Colorado

    Sep 20, 2013

    More than 750 members of the Colorado National Guard continue to respond to flooding throughout the central Colorado area and for many, taking part in the effort is something that's left an indelible mark.

  • Wellness center to roll out premium fitness service

    Sep 18, 2013

    The first wellness center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., will open next month at Jensen Family Health and Fitness Center.

  • Army vice chief, wounded warriors share inspirations

    Sep 18, 2013

    The Army's vice chief of staff came out to show his support Sept. 15, 2013, for wounded warriors across all branches of service during the third annual Wounded Warriors Celebrity Softball Classic, following the Washington Nationals home game.

  • Rock Island enables 100-percent accountability, quick delivery of war-fighting gear

    Sep 18, 2013

    For just about a year now, employees at the Joint Manufacturing Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., have been making it easier for military units to get the sensor and laser equipment they need to equip their Soldiers.

  • Military flood evacuation mission continues in Colorado

    Sep 17, 2013

    Members of the Colorado and Wyoming National Guard, along with the U.S. Army's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Carson, Colo., are continuing their support of civil authorities in Colorado flood evacuation operations.

  • Soldiers rescue more than 2,100 from Colorado floods

    Sep 16, 2013

    Colorado National Guard and active-duty Soldiers have rescued more than 2,100 people and hundreds of pets displaced by flooding in Colorado.

  • Recruiters share innovative recruiting tactics with HQ staff

    Sep 13, 2013

    The commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command invited two recruiters to the headquarters to share their innovative recruiting tactics with the staff.

  • Fitness initiative to get rigorous check-ups

    Sep 13, 2013

    The Army will be closely monitoring its Performance Triad program to ensure it is delivering on the promise of better performance through improved sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Army leaders pay tribute to troops on 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 12, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell thanked all the men and women of the armed forces in their remarks at the "Invincible Spirit Festival," Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Initiative targets optimizing health, performance

    Sep 12, 2013

    "We're very excited about being selected for the first Performance Triad pilot, said the commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Rock Island Arsenal holds ceremony, walk to commemorate 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community conducted a 9/11 Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who died that day and the two subsequent wars.

  • Resilience training comes to Pentagon

    Sep 12, 2013

    Several hundred Army civilians, officers and senior non-commissioned officers at the Pentagon attended resilience training, Sept. 11, 2013, receiving an abbreviated version of what Soldiers around the force have been learning.

  • Pentagon quilts forever commemorate victims of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    Gracing a corridor in the Pentagon, some 50 quilts are on public display after being sent as gifts by Americans who wanted to express their feelings after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Natick Soldiers, civilians remember 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    At exactly 8:46 a.m., the Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center took a moment to pause and remember 9/11.

  • NY Guard Soldiers' experiences part of 9/11 Tribute Center web exhibit

    Sep 11, 2013

    The ground zero experiences of five New York National Guard Soldiers are featured in a new online exhibit of the 9/11 Tribute Center. The Tribute Center released the exhibit, "The National Guard: Stories of September 11th told by those who were there," as part of the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Intrepid opens first of 9 'Spirit' treatment centers

    Sep 11, 2013

    To treat and care for service members suffering from the most severe forms of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress, the first of nine planned, nationwide Intrepid Spirit Centers officially opened its doors Sept. 11, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Westphal briefs Stewart-Hunter community, pays tribute to fallen Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Army's second-highest-ranking civilian visited Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4-6, 2013, to share his thanks with Soldiers, families, and Army civilians, and to talk about the vital role the area's port plays in national defense and the economy.

  • Pentagon Memorial Chapel place to grieve, reflect, heal

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Pentagon Memorial Chapel, dedicated a year to the day after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a place to grieve, reflect and heal.

  • Squad leaders take lead as Performance Triad launches

    Sep 9, 2013

    The first pilot course for the Army's Performance Triad began with some squad leaders beginning their training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 9, 2013.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • Wiggins promoted, assumes command of Army North

    Sep 5, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins took command of Army North (Fifth Army), Sept. 4, 2013, from Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, during a change-of-command ceremony at the historic Quadrangle on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Army Under Secretary touts economic, military readines benefits of harbor improvments

    Sep 5, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visited Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4, 2013, to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Ports Authority, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, and the mayors of Savannah and Hinesville.

  • Training emphasizes 'new normal,' integrates military readiness, civilian deployments

    Sep 4, 2013

    Scenarios are used to build relationships between students of the Foreign Service Institute and Indiana National Guard Soldiers during an immersion course directed by 205th Infantry Brigade trainer/mentors at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, near Butlerville, Ind.

  • New pre-deployment training center at Bliss combines 3 previous mobilization sites

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Continental U.S. Replacement Center is now fully operational at Fort Bliss, Texas, processing about 150 war fighters per weekly cycle, with an expected increase to more than 400.

  • An old bird gets a new mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    Soldiers from B Company, 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are refurbishing an AH-1F "Cobra" helicopter at Fort Campbell, Ky., which will be put on display at across from the post museum.

  • Army Wellness Center opens at Fort Drum

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. The 5,000-square-foot facility is the 12th wellness center to open across the Army. It offers standardized services and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all DOD ID card holders.

  • Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

    Aug 29, 2013

    The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium, Aug. 28, 2013, was a time for reflection on the war that would span 10 years and cost the country more than 58,000 young men and women, but it was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • General mentors women Soldiers seeking Bradley mechanic MOS

    Aug 28, 2013

    The female Soldiers currently training to earn the 91M Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer military occupationally specialty received a mentoring session, Aug. 26, 2013, from Brig. Gen. Michaelene Kloster, the commander of the 98th Training Division, and Fort Benning's only woman general.

  • Female flag detail honors Women's Equality Day

    Aug 28, 2013

    Female Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass, raised the American flag during reveille, Aug. 28, 2013. The all-female flag honor detail joined together to commemorate Women's Equality Day, the day when the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote.

  • National Guard battles Northern California wildfires

    Aug 27, 2013

    Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Campbell addresses veterans, military service organizations at summit

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Army vice chief of staff opened the second quarterly Veterans Service Organization/Military Service Organization Summit telling group members that while the Army can be bureaucratic at times, it's still a learning organization that is and will continue to be flexible and adaptable to change no matter what that may be.

  • American, Israeli kids visit Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington National Cemetery

    Aug 21, 2013

    American kids from Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Israeli youth from the Israel Defense Force Widows & Orphans Organization along with adult volunteers and staff from both organizations, visited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and Arlington National Cemetery, Aug. 12, 2013.

  • Wounded warriors invited to annual fishing trip

    Aug 21, 2013

    The Georgia chapter of Safari Club International will treat Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion, veterans and their families to a free weekend fishing excursion Aug. 24-26, 2013, at Lake Lanier in Georgia.

  • Trainer/mentors shine during Vibrant Response 13-2

    Aug 21, 2013

    More than 80 Soldiers of the 157th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, acted as trainer/mentors during the recent annual two-week Vibrant Response 13-2 exercise, held in August.

  • Army Corps of Engineers hosts clean-up campaign in honor of National Public Lands Day

    Aug 20, 2013

    Looking for a way to give back to the community with meaningful volunteer work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' J. Strom Thurmond Lake invites the public to volunteer during its annual National Public Lands Day Clean-up Campaign.

  • FOX Sports 1 tunes into Fort Campbell life

    Aug 19, 2013

    Seven professional athletes and sports commentators, along with a bus load of Fox Sports Girls, got a sneak peek into the life of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Aug. 12, 2013, when "Fox Sports 1" traveled to post as a part of their summer bus tour.

  • Space, missile defense symposium promotes defensive future

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted the 16th Annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Aug. 12-15, 2013.

  • Army Reserve unit turns to different source for training

    Aug 19, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.

  • 'Vibrant Response' trains troops for nuclear disaster

    Aug 16, 2013

    Civil Support teams trained to help the nation recover in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, during the Vibrant Response 13-2 field training exercise at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., Aug. 10-17, 2013.

  • Recruiting commander visits Army Game Studio

    Aug 15, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and the Army Game Studio at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • Arizona Wildcats prep for upcoming season, train Army style at Huachuca

    Aug 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., welcomed the University of Arizona football team, the Wildcats, Aug. 7, 2013, as they held their annual training camp here to help prepare for their upcoming season.

  • Kennedy visits Natick as part of STEM tour

    Aug 14, 2013

    As part of his "STEM Tour of Massachusetts," Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visited Natick Soldier Systems Center Aug. 14, 2013.

  • First responder skills, professionalism on display during nuclear disaster exercise

    Aug 13, 2013

    The world is still a very dangerous place, noted a two-star general after arriving at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind., to visit the Vibrant Response exercise, which simulates the detonation of nuclear bombs in two Ohio cities.

  • Leader's Training Course helps develop future leaders

    Aug 13, 2013

    The Leader Training Course, which began in 1965, is an ROTC summer designed program at Fort Knox, Ky., to develop future officers.

  • Air Defense Artillery Vietnam veterans donate memorial to Fort Sill

    Aug 12, 2013

    The National Dusters, Quads and Searchlight Association donated a memorial to Fort Sill's Constitution Park, during an unveiling ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Huachuca's Net Zero-focused middle school wins design, energy conservation awards

    Aug 12, 2013

    When it comes to receiving architectural and design awards, corporate headquarters buildings, hotels and homes come to mind, and not schools or their interiors. However, this didn't stop Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from winning design, energy conservation and sustainability awards at state, national and international levels.

  • Michigan, Indiana National Guard units train in realistic environment

    Aug 11, 2013

    Soldiers from the Michigan and Indiana National Guard began their domestic response training during Vibrant Response 13-2, Aug. 10, 2013.

  • Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students

    Aug 9, 2013

    Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 15-26, 2013.

  • Eating for health, performance second prong of Performance Triad

    Aug 9, 2013

    Soldiers who switch to a healthier diet will notice an immediate change in how they feel and perform, said a registered dietitian.

  • Homeland Security military advisor visits Vibrant Response

    Aug 8, 2013

    Coast Guard Rear Adm. June E. Ryan, military advisor to the Secretary U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visited the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) Exercise Vibrant Response 13-2 Joint Visitors' Bureau, at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Aug. 3, 2013, to receive an overview of the nation's largest chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disaster response drill.

  • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit

    Aug 8, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 7, 2013, to get an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions, and speak with leaders about the future of the Army.

  • Adaptive waterskiing clinic brings Soldiers in transition out on water

    Aug 7, 2013

    Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, Warrior Transition Brigade, took to the water, Aug. 2, 2013, on kayaks, tubes and water skis during the Introduction to Adapted Waterskiing Clinic at Tompkins Basin on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Vibrant Response tests chemical biological radiological and nuclear units

    Aug 6, 2013

    There are only three active-duty units in the United States who have a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-focused mission, and they must be confirmed ready to execute that mission each year. They do this at Vibrant Response.

  • SMA holds first Pentagon town hall

    Aug 6, 2013

    For the first time ever, the Army's senior enlisted advisor held a town hall meeting for Soldiers who are stationed at the Pentagon. Those Soldiers don't normally get the messages he takes to installations and posts during his worldwide travel.

  • Army Vice Chief finds Ready and Resilient Campaign 'best practices' at Fort Campbell

    Aug 5, 2013

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General John F. Campbell spoke with several groups at Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 1, 2013, about the Ready and Resilient Campaign as well as other key issues facing Soldiers and families today.

  • Man-down scenario provides direct insight for leader

    Aug 5, 2013

    The 52nd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team from Columbus, Ohio, and the 103rd Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Team from Fort Richardson, Alaska, were called in to assess a simulated Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear incident, Aug. 1, 2013, during the U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) lead Exercise Vibrant Response 13-2, at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Ind.

  • Army Vice Chief highlights importance of resiliency campaign

    Aug 5, 2013

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John F. Campbell said the service's Ready and Resilient Campaign is playing a key role in strengthening the force. He met with Soldiers, family members and civilians at Fort Jackson, S.C., on the last leg of a three-day tour focusing on the Ready and Resilient Campaign.

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, changes explained

    Aug 1, 2013

    Understanding the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be daunting. That's why Fort Belvoir, Va., Education Guidance Counselor, Jack Lenahan, hosted a briefing on the bill July 25, 2013, at the USO Warrior and Family Center.

  • Army Vice Chief talks 'Ready and Resilient' at Fort Drum

    Aug 1, 2013

    As part of the 'Health of the Force' trip, Gen. John Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Drum, July 31-Aug. 1, 2013, to review Fort Drum's Ready and Resilient Campaign, known as R2C.

  • Army addresses sexual assault prevention at Year of Military Women panel

    Aug 1, 2013

    Leadership, resources, education, and expertise will be the keys to preventing sexual assault and harassment in the Army.

  • 'Iron Eagles' conduct 1st field exercise at Carson

    Jul 31, 2013

    The 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade "Iron Eagles," 4th Infantry Division, conducted their first field training exercise on Fort Carson, Colo., July 22-26, 2013.

  • Army Ten-Miler's U.S. service members lottery opens Aug. 1

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Army's race will hold a special online lottery for U.S. service member, Aug. 1-15, 2013. The lottery is open to all U.S. service members and they must use a .mil email address when registering.

  • Fort Benning selected for CSF2 film production

    Jul 31, 2013

    To help new Soldiers prepare for the physical and emotional stressors of deployments, Comprehensive Resilience Module training videos have offered a realistic perspective of combat. For the second year, Fort Benning was the selected site for production of the Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness Program CRMs. Scenes for its most recent production, Resilience on the Battlefield, were filmed July 23-26 at various locations.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • Enlisted, warrant officer students train together for first time at Huachuca

    Jul 29, 2013

    Students from the 2-13th Aviation Regiment attending the 150U Warrant Officer Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems course, and the 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer and 15W Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator courses, trained side-by-side in a culminating training exercise for the first time in Fort Huachuca's history, July 15-17, 2013.

  • Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

    Jul 29, 2013

    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army participated in Enterprise Challenge 2013 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., July 15-26, 2013, demonstrating collaboration between the Army and industry through technology testing in a tactical environment.

  • Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 25, 2013

    Veterans of the Korean War, including two Medal of Honor recipients, were honored during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Whipple Field, July 24, 2013.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers back in U.S. waters after 10 months

    Jul 25, 2013

    Thirty-one Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 805th Transportation Detachment returned to U.S. waters, July 24, 2013, after 10 months overseas in support of Operating Enduring Freedom.