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  • Army brings prototype scout vehicle to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army's newest concept models are among about 1,000 vehicles on display at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

  • Wood fuel innovation saves money, reduces energy

    Feb 13, 2012

    Cost-effective, energy-reduction strategies are what the home of the Third Infantry Division is all about. And one directorate at Fort Stewart is doing just that -- saving money and reducing energy one wood chip at a time.

  • Army Basketball wins double OT thriller over Navy

    Feb 13, 2012

    Army (11-14, 4-6 PL) overcame a four-point deficit in the first overtime and outscored Navy (3-21, 0-10 PL) 13-7 in the second extra session to claim a 69-63 win in the annual "Star Game" in front of a Christl Arena record crowd of 5,189 Saturday afternoon. The win gave the Black Knights their first season sweep of the Mids since 1992.

  • Fort Benning to host Army football spring scrimmage

    Feb 13, 2012

    Fort Benning, Ga., will host the U.S. Military Academy at West Point football team for its annual Black and Gold Game at Doughboy Memorial Stadium on March 9.

  • U.S. Army South commander finalizes aviation training plans with Peru

    Feb 10, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, U.S. Army South commander, visited with military partners in Peru, Feb. 7-10, 2012, gaining valuable insights into challenges facing the Peruvian military and strengthening military relationships between the United States and the South American country.

  • Big Red One 'Iron Rangers' receive honors for courageous acts

    Feb 9, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, honored ninety-four of its Soldiers during an awards ceremony.

  • Fort Sill logisticians hit mark with air drop exercise

    Feb 9, 2012

    The 168th Brigade Support Battalion recently participated in an exercise with the U.S. Air Force and the Oklahoma Army National Guard at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Aging infrastructure threatens U.S. security, says USACE nominee

    Feb 9, 2012

    A national strategy is needed to determine U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project priorities and funding, said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick to the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 9, 2012.

  • Solar power to energize Detroit Arsenal

    Feb 7, 2012

    The first solar-powered microgrid to provide energy to an Army installation is scheduled to be operational this spring. U.S. Army engineers will install the system at Detroit Arsenal.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps hosts welcome home return ceremony

    Feb 6, 2012

    The XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general and command sergeant major, subordinate division commanders and more than 100 distinguished guests attended the XVIII Airborne Corps' Welcome Home Return Ceremony on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2012.

  • Active duty, veterans get a big salute at Washington Auto Show

    Feb 6, 2012

    Service members from throughout the National Capital Region were given a number of treats at the 2012 Washington Auto Show's Military Day, Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Odierno declares 1st ID Afghan training event successful

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno met with 1st Infantry Division leaders following the completion of Unified Endeavor 12-01.

  • Super Bowl party benefits wounded warriors

    Feb 6, 2012

    Just days before Super Bowl XLVI, Jim McMahon, the retired NFL, two-time Super Bowl champ, hosted the Fourth Annual Swang N' Super Bowl Bash at the historic Rathskeller where charity donations from NFL players and celebrities were raised to benefit wounded warriors.

  • Army bringing Detroit military muscle, efficiency to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army is sending two concept hybrid vehicles to the Chicago Auto Show to showcase its latest energy-efficiency efforts that can save money, address environmental concerns and save Soldiers' lives.

  • IG testifies to Congress: Arlington Cemetery making progress

    Feb 3, 2012

    Within the last two years, Arlington National Cemetery has seen much progress in correcting gravesite deficiencies, increasing customer service, and instituting effective computer recordkeeping, said the Army's inspector general.

  • Marne Division embraces CrossFit

    Feb 2, 2012

    A two-day CrossFit level 1 certification course was offered to Third Infantry Division Soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., to learn the philosophy and the techniques of the CrossFit program and obtain certification as CrossFit Level 1 instructors.

  • Jacksonville District's UAV program soars

    Feb 1, 2012

    The NOVA Unmanned Aerial Vehicle offers the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a low-cost method of obtaining pictures from the air for levee monitoring, wildlife surveys, regulatory permit reconnaissance, invasive species contract assessments and invasive species acreage estimation.

  • Annual pre-deployment exercise attracts joint participation

    Jan 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Contracting Command is holding a pre-deployment joint readiness exercise called Joint Dawn 2012 at Fort Bliss, Texas, from Jan. 19 to Feb 3, 2012.

  • Northern Command helps Border Patrol with Southwest mission

    Jan 30, 2012

    Technology originally created for use in tracking improvised explosive device networks in Afghanistan and Iraq is finding new purpose in supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection by providing mission overwatch during border patrol missions.

  • Fort McCoy conducts research, uses data help manage wolves

    Jan 30, 2012

    Several research techniques, including capturing and placing a telemetry collar on a wolf, will help Fort McCoy, Wis., Natural Resource Branch personnel better manage the wolves at the installation.

  • Soldiers help turn swords into plowshares

    Jan 30, 2012

    Turning swords into plowshares is not what comes to mind when one thinks about the mission of Soldiers. But this is exactly what some are doing to bring peace and stability to a troubled region: Afghanistan.

  • Fort Hood hosts Army's first multimedia town hall

    Jan 29, 2012

    Medical care, infrastructure and housing were the top areas of concern during III Corps and Fort Hood's Facebook and TV Town Hall event Jan. 26, 2012.

  • Reservists finish detainee operations in Afghanistan

    Jan 27, 2012

    A company of Army Reservists stepped inside the Special Events Center at Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 21, 2012, after completing a one-year deployment handling detainee operations in Afghanistan.

  • Black Hawk pilots offer leadership students lift

    Jan 27, 2012

    When Soldiers attending the Fort Carson, Colo., Warrior Leader Course rehearsed medevac requests Jan. 17, 2012, the Army's latest in medical support aircraft responded.

  • Bradley gunnery provides rare opportunity for female Soldier

    Jan 26, 2012

    Maj. Julie D'Annunzio became one of the first females to ever complete Bradley fighting vehicle gunnery, a combat position that is normally a male-only event.

  • New road win for Border Patrol, airborne Soldiers

    Jan 26, 2012

    The first phase of a new road being constructed by 40 airborne engineers from Alaska will pave the way for quicker Border Patrol response times along the U.S. and Mexico border.

  • Libyan delegation tours medical, wounded warrior facilities at Fort Hood

    Jan 26, 2012

    A six-member Libya National Economic Development Board toured Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 25, 2012, to learn more about rehabilitating Soldiers after a war, the set-up of the Army and Warrior Transition Brigades and the role civilian organizations play in aiding Soldiers leaving the service.

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units at four installations now have the option to learn valuable construction and engineering skills through internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Army's largest renewable energy project part of $61 million energy contracts

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Army has awarded three Energy Savings Performance Contracts with a total value of $61 million, including one that will result in the largest renewable energy project executed to date by the Army.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director visits Fort Hood

    Jan 24, 2012

    The resilience of Soldiers, civilians and family members at Fort Hood was on full display Jan. 12, 2012, during a visit from the new Director of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, Brig. Gen. Jim Pasquarette.

  • Fort Carson warriors put skills to test

    Jan 24, 2012

    Blood, sweat and dedication covered the faces of eleven 4th Infantry Division Soldiers battling to become proficient in the art of Army hand-to-hand combat at the Modern Army Combatives Program Fight House at Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 19, 2012.

  • Army Corps doesn't play shell games with turtle protection

    Jan 24, 2012

    Every time the Corps begins a beach project, it takes measures to protect sea turtles that comply with environmental policies established by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

  • Town hall to take new approach with social media integration

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Fort Hood, Texas, Facebook and TV Town Hall, which will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2012, will combine social media, over-the-air television broadcasts and Internet radio for the first time in an attempt to engage as many community members as possible during the event.

  • Dutch defense minister visits Fort Hood

    Jan 23, 2012

    Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen came to Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 10, 2012, to meet with his troops training here under the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat).

  • Army South strengthens partnership with Chilean army

    Jan 23, 2012

    U.S. Army South's commanding general traveled to Chile as part of Army South's effort to build partner nation capacity through engagement and personal exchanges.

  • Author, World War II vets remember 'Operation: PLUM'

    Jan 23, 2012

    A military author, World War II veterans, military and community leaders around Savannah, Ga., gathered to remember the men of the 27th Bombardment Group, which returned home with only 30 percent of their men after World War II.

  • Wounded warriors gather for Army Warrior Games shooting camp

    Jan 20, 2012

    Twenty five wounded Soldiers came to El Paso and Fort Bliss, Texas, from different installations to participate in the Warrior Games Shooting Training Camp, Jan. 11-14, 2012.

  • Army Corps dredge rescues boater

    Jan 19, 2012

    Crew members of the Dredge McFarland rescued a boater who had reportedly been floating in 48 degree water for nearly three hours and was only minutes away from being carried out of the harbor and into the open ocean.

  • Medal of Honor hero talks training, choices to Soldiers

    Jan 19, 2012

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry came to Fort Sill, Okla., Jan. 12, 2012, to share his story with Soldiers. He is the second living, active-duty Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Hospital staff, services ensure positive behavioral health experience

    Jan 18, 2012

    Taking care of and supporting military families is a national necessity, as outlined in the 2011 Presidential report, Strengthening Our Military Families.

  • SMA discusses future of force with Army South Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited U.S. Army South Headquarters, conducted a town hall meeting with more than 300 enlisted Soldiers at Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and spoke about possible upcoming policy changes Jan. 6, 2012.

  • Task Force Thunder begins redeployment

    Jan 17, 2012

    The first of nearly 3,000 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers, returned to Fort Campbell Jan. 6 , 2012, from a 12-month deployment to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Paratroopers learn latest battlefield skills at Fort Polk

    Jan 17, 2012

    Fort Bragg paratroopers bound for Afghanistan picked up the latest skills and equipment from those most recently returned at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.

  • NCOs of the U.S. Army Parachute Team: Knights of the Sky

    Jan 13, 2012

    While the Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force Thunderbirds highlight their officer corps by placing officers in key positions, the demonstrators of the U.S. Army Golden Knights are all enlisted.

  • FBI agents converge on Watervliet Arsenal for training

    Jan 13, 2012

    Ten agents from the FBI's Albany SWAT team responded to a simulated attack on the Arsenal by an active-shooter who was attempting to perform a terrorist act.

  • Corps urges hunters, fisherman to be safe on water

    Jan 13, 2012

    Needless drowning deaths of hunters who fall into lakes and streams can be prevented with a little preparation and fast thinking, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Military spouse employment focus of career fair

    Jan 13, 2012

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the fourth pillar of its Hiring Our Heroes initiative today during the Military Spouse Career Forum at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Social media, community lauded for help in locating missing girl

    Jan 12, 2012

    A massive outpouring of support from Fort Hood, Texas, surrounding communities and social media helped a potential nightmare for one Fort Hood family end happily last week.

  • Army Strong Zone helps keep troops in touch with Americans

    Jan 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army generated more than a million recruiting leads during the past 15 years from the "Army Strong Zone," a sea of interactive displays and exhibits adjacent to the Alamodome during football bowl games.

  • St. Louis District, Mississippi Valley Division prepare for 2012 flood season

    Jan 11, 2012

    After the monumental flood events of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division carefully inspected and completed damage assessments reports for all levees, channel improvements, navigation channels and structures associated with the Mississippi River and Tributaries project, one of this country's most comprehensive and successful flood control systems.

  • Soldiers to construct new roads for Border Patrol

    Jan 11, 2012

    Alaska-based engineers completed the first airborne operation into Fort Huachuca in more than a decade Jan. 6, 2012, in order to build a strip of roadway along the Mexican border.

  • Army South receives unit award, celebrates 100-year milestone

    Jan 10, 2012

    U.S. Army South received the Army Superior Unit Award on Oct. 4 for its performance during Operation Unified Response, exactly 100 years to the day original elements of the command, which was the 10th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment at the time, arrived in Panama in 1911 to provide additional security during the construction of the canal.

  • First Army uses simulator training to prevent deaths on battlefield

    Jan 10, 2012

    With blood loss being the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, First Army Division East is incorporating more realistic, up-to-date training to prepare the nation's deploying Soldiers for treating injuries on the battlefield.

  • Future Army leaders making a difference for Soldiers today

    Jan 10, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital kicked off its support of the annual Armed Services Blood Drive Jan. 9, 2012, at Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where all academy Cadets are encouraged to donate blood.

  • Night Stalkers awarded for heroism

    Jan 10, 2012

    Several members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) were recently presented the Distinguished Flying Cross in a small ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky. highlighting the expertise and skill of the aviators within the Regiment.

  • Special Ops Soldiers provide mentorship to football players

    Jan 10, 2012

    The stars did shine bright deep in the heart of Texas, Jan. 7, 2012, as some of the top high school football players in the country and some of the top Army Soldier Heroes teamed up for the 12th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl in the Alamodome.

  • All-American Bowl introduces civic leaders to Army

    Jan 9, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke Friday to about 100 community, business and education leaders from around the nation about partnering with the Army.

  • Corps of Engineers leads coalition effort to save coho salmon

    Jan 9, 2012

    Field biologists funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have counted a record number of coho salmon in the Russian River, signaling the program to restore healthy numbers of the endangered species is working.

  • 1st ID Combat Aviation Brigade to welcome new unit, new capability

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is planning on adding a new combat strength to their capabilities in March with the addition of an unmanned aerial system company.

  • West tops East in Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 9, 2012

    Quarterback Cyler Miles and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham connected for the longest touchdown in U.S. Army All-American Bowl history and were named co-Most Valuable Players after helping the West to a 24-12 victory over the East on Jan. 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

  • Cadets become lieutenants in front of thousands at All-American Bowl

    Jan 7, 2012

    Two Cadets from San Antonio were ceremoniously commissioned be before kickoff of Saturday's 12th U.S. Army Annual All-American Bowl.

  • Picatinny building renovation uncovers World War II-era artwork

    Jan 6, 2012

    Construction workers who have been preparing a building at Picatinny Arsenal for renovation in the general vicinity of Navy Hill have uncovered a visual time capsule in the form of World War II-era artwork hidden behind sheet rock.

  • San Antonio students view Army science, technology

    Jan 6, 2012

    Nearly 1,000 students from five San Antonio high schools took part in interactive science and technology demonstrations presented by U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators, scientists and engineers this week.

  • Army network integration facilities simulate battlefield environment

    Jan 6, 2012

    Armed with the ability to recreate a battlefield network environment in its multiple integrated testing facilities here, the Army is providing advanced technologies to the field faster and with greater efficiency.

  • Cadets take on leadership roles at National Combine

    Jan 6, 2012

    Senior ROTC Cadets play pivotal roles at the U.S. Army National Combine, serving as marshals for the event.

  • Wounded warriors, student athletes share common bonds

    Jan 5, 2012

    High school football stars and a few of the U.S. Army's finest were joined by wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. The crew gathered at the Alamodome to enjoy a Kick, Punt, Pass event in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl taking place Saturday.

  • All-American Bowl VIPs helping advocate service through ROTC

    Jan 5, 2012

    A group of business, educational and civic leaders are getting a look at how the Army operates and a chance to speak with senior leaders about how to effectively promote opportunities for young people to serve in the Army.

  • East tops West in Player-Hero Challenge at Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 5, 2012

    High school football stars teamed with Soldiers on Wednesday night for a fun-filled battle of sit-ups, push-ups and speed-eating.

  • Corps of Engineers transforms military medical care

    Jan 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District has built more than $560 million in new, renovated and expanded healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, to accommodate the influx of people arriving at installations due to 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission moves.

  • Barry Sanders Jr. to blaze own path at All-American Bowl

    Jan 4, 2012

    Barry Sanders Jr. says he feels no pressure to live up to standards established by his father, the third-leading rusher in NFL history.

  • Cadet, All-American Bowl band alum provides mentorship to band members

    Jan 4, 2012

    Cadet Abel Alvarado, a 2009 member of the All-American Bowl marching band, is sharing his experiences with this year's band as both a former performer and now as a member of Army ROTC.

  • Cadet's high school career on crescendo leading All-American Bowl band

    Jan 3, 2012

    Michael Thompson, a senior at Miami Sunset Senior High School, Fla., is the drum major for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band. He's also the first Army Junior ROTC Cadet to hold the position.

  • Citizen scientists key to success for Bald Eagle survey

    Jan 3, 2012

    A key annual event in the recovery of Bald Eagle populations takes place Jan. 4-18, 2012, when hundreds of citizen scientists join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and take to the field for the 34th annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.

  • Atterbury opens new IED simulator

    Dec 28, 2011

    Provincial Reconstruction Team Kapisa, who is currently training at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, was the first PRT to train on a new virtual reality combat simulator Dec. 16, 2011.

  • Former 'Screaming Eagle' paratrooper remembers post's final jump school class

    Dec 28, 2011

    Lt. Michael McKee graduated from the airborne school at Fort Campbell, Ky., in December of 1961, before the school moved to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Soldiers complete documentation of Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 28, 2011

    Soldiers with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), photographed and documented the location of every tombstone, grave marker and cremation site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 23, 2011.

  • Freezing rain doesn't dampen warm hearts at Christmas Eve homecoming

    Dec 28, 2011

    Hundreds of family members and friends of Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division braved near-freezing temperatures and a steady downpour to welcome 176 troops home to Fort Hood, Texas, from Iraq, Dec. 24, 2011.

  • Corps announces Adopt-A-Tree program at J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    Dec 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will begin its annual Adopt-A-Tree program next month at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project on the Georgia-South Carolina border.

  • MP Soldiers return home to welcoming community

    Dec 27, 2011

    Hours before Christmas, friends and family members gathered at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to welcome home more than 70 Soldiers assigned to the 92nd Military Police Battalion as they returned from an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • NORAD Tracks Santa 2011

    Dec 23, 2011

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa at www.noradsanta.org throughout holiday season as he travels around the world.

  • Home for holidays: Last Soldiers redeploy to Fort Bragg from Iraq

    Dec 23, 2011

    For many spouses, family members and friends, their holiday wishes came true when their beloved Soldiers made it home from Iraq to Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 22, 2011, just in time for the holidays.

  • Washington legislators see needs, abilities of Army Reserve

    Dec 23, 2011

    The 88th Regional Support Command conducted an Army Reserve Day in Washington State to demonstrate the needs and capabilities of the Army Reserve in conjunction with operational readiness.

  • 14th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop delivers

    Dec 22, 2011

    The children of Levine Children's Hospital suffer from serious illnesses including cancer and leukemia, yet were all smiles when Soldiers, Airmen and Carolina Panther players visited the hospital, Dec. 19, 2011.

  • Army submits gravesite study of Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 22, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh released to Congress the results of a year-long effort to ensure accountability of gravesites and records at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 22, 2011.

  • Army tightens retention

    Dec 21, 2011

    Soldiers whose term of service is scheduled to end in fiscal year 2012 and want to stay in the Army must make that commitment sooner rather than later.

  • Corps of Engineers, Outdoor Dream build wheelchair-accessible hunting blinds

    Dec 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District and the Outdoor Dream Foundation have come together under a Challenge Partnership Agreement to provide five new wheelchair-accessible hunting blinds at Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake in Elberton, Ga.

  • Toy Drop becomes a family affair

    Dec 21, 2011

    During the 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop Dec. 10, 2011, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Vallade and his son, Army Sgt. Joseph Vallade, both Fort Bragg paratroopers, jumped from an aircraft together for the first time and earned Thai army jump wings.

  • Happy Hour: Comedy with a message

    Dec 20, 2011

    The Fort Hood Army Substance Abuse Program teamed up with comedian Bernie McGrenahan as he performed "Happy Hour -- Comedy With a Message," at Howze Auditorium on Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers learn leadership skills

    Dec 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion were challenged for 10 days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as part of the unit's Team Leader Training Academy.

  • Child Development Center opens after $9 million in improvements

    Dec 20, 2011

    The Beachwood Child Development Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., reopened Dec. 6, 2011, after $9 million in improvements.

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Dec 19, 2011

    The Army will unveil the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle during All-American Bowl Week in San Antonio, Jan. 6, 2012.

  • 'Duty, honor and valor' values espoused during Menton Week

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with the1st Special Forces Group reunited with "forcemen" from Canada for a week of joint recognition and exhibition of their countries' elite Soldiers, better known as the 67th annual Menton Week, Dec. 5-9, 2011, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers give gift of written word to local students

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with Fort Stewart's 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dressed up as characters from their favorite holiday stories and read Christmas stories to the students as part of the battalion's adopt-a-school community outreach program.

  • Exercise tests response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threats

    Dec 19, 2011

    This is the first of a two-part look at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force training exercise conducted at Fort Polk, La., Dec. 4-9, 2011.

  • 'Black Jack' brigade home for holidays

    Dec 19, 2011

    Exactly eight months to the day they cased their colors, Soldiers with the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, assembled again on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 15, 2011, and uncased their colors, marking one of the last units to leave Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn and allowing Soldiers to be home just in time for the holidays.

  • Teaching an old dredge new tricks: Army's oldest dredge creates new habitat

    Dec 14, 2011

    The endangered Least Tern has a new island to call home on the Mississippi River thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Louis District, the Dredge Potter and a flexible, floating dredge pipe.

  • Top Army environment official visits Redstone to learn about BRAC impact

    Dec 14, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment traveled to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to observe the growth and change brought about by Base Realignment And Closure and its impact on the installation's energy and environment efforts.

  • Trees for Troops program delivers more than 700 trees to Fort Drum families

    Dec 14, 2011

    Some 720 farm-grown trees were delivered to Fort Drum Dec. 8, 2011, for distribution to Soldiers and their families as part of this year's Trees for Troops program, a national campaign.

  • 101st Airborne remembers Soldiers of Gander crash

    Dec 14, 2011

    Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division held a memorial service Dec. 12, 2011, for 248 troops who were killed returning from the Sanai in the Gander crash, Dec. 14, 1985.

  • WWE Superstars, Divas surprise Soldiers at work

    Dec 14, 2011

    More than twenty WWE Superstars and Divas went around Fort Bragg, N.C., taking pictures and signing autographs for Soldiers and families leading up to their free "Tribute to the Troops" show Dec. 11, 2011, at the Crowne Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

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