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  • 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.

  • West Point's new Army Mule Mascots Ranger III, Stryker assume duties

    Dec 13, 2011

    Ranger III and Stryker, the two new Army Mule Mascots made their public debut at at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., during a ceremony Dec. 8, 2011, at Michie Stadium. The two new Army Mule Mascots were welcomed by the Corps of Cadets while Raider and Ranger II were officially retired from service.

  • Keys to city given to Dunwoody

    Dec 13, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, accepted the keys to Madison County, Huntsville city and Madison city during a "Hail to AMC" luncheon in Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 12, 2011.

  • 10th Mountain Division NCO receives Soldier's Medal

    Dec 13, 2011

    A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who pulled passengers to safety from a burning tour bus July 22, 2011, was awarded the Soldier's Medal Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Detroit Arsenal participates in Wreaths Across America

    Dec 12, 2011

    More than 100 people, including leadership from the Detroit Arsenal, participated in a Wreaths Across America ceremony in New Baltimore, Mich., Dec. 10, 2011, by placing wreaths adorned with red bows and American flags on cemetery markers of fallen veterans.

  • Fort Stewart combat engineers compete in Sapper Stakes

    Dec 12, 2011

    Combat engineers with 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, tested their mettle, Dec. 6-8, 2011, during a squad-on-squad Sapper Stakes competition at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Army loses hard-fought game to Navy

    Dec 11, 2011

    Twice the 112th showdown between the Black Knights and Navy was tied, but despite capturing their first rushing title since 1998, Army couldn't stop two fourth-quarter field goals, making the final score Navy 27-21.

  • Marne Division families, friends remember their fallen

    Dec 11, 2011

    Fort Stewart Soldiers, families, and Soldiers came together Dec. 10, 2011, to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror. The 439 trees that line the Marne Division's Warriors Walk each received a wreath during the annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at nation's cemetery

    Dec 10, 2011

    As part of a tradition now 20 years old, thousands of volunteers showed up early morning at Arlington National Cemetery to place wreaths at the gravestones of those buried there.

  • SMA encourages professionalism, recognizes Fort Lee's Best Warrior team

    Dec 8, 2011

    The sergeant major of the Army visited Fort Lee Tuesday to present awards to the support staff of the 2011 Best Warrior Competition.

  • West Point Marathon Team runs football to Army-Navy game

    Dec 8, 2011

    The West Point Marathon team will run more than 280 over 48 hours to carry a ceremonial game ball from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., past the World Trade Center in New York City, to FedEx Field in Landover, Md., for the Army-Navy game Saturday.

  • Cadets, midshipmen report from opposing fronts for Army-Navy game

    Dec 8, 2011

    It is a longstanding tradition at the Army-Navy football game for both academies to conduct a formal "prisoner exchange" on the field before kickoff.

  • Army football: Q&A with wide receiver Austin Barr

    Dec 8, 2011

    Last season had a different vibe to it as Army approached its big rivalry game with Navy with a bowl game in its back pocket and a 6-5 record. This year, the Black Knights are 3-8 after a season where a youth movement, costly mistakes in close games and injuries to important players kept them from fulfilling last year's promise.

  • West Point rallies to support Army Football

    Dec 8, 2011

    A heavy downpour did nothing to diminish the spirit of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets as they gathered on Daly Field at West Point, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2011, to send off the Army Black Knights.

  • Federal agency gives new life to surplus equipment

    Dec 8, 2011

    One Fort Drum agency is giving outdated surplus equipment a new purpose through the Defense Logistics Agency's Disposition Services.

  • Army player Andrew Rodriguez claims Campbell Trophy

    Dec 7, 2011

    U.S. Military Academy linebacker Andrew Rodriguez has been named the 22nd recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy at the 54th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.

  • USACE repairs Harbor of Refuge Breakwater

    Dec 7, 2011

    The Harbor of Refuge Breakwater and its historic lighthouse off Cape Henlopen, Del. are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This year, the breakwater received much needed repairs through a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District project.

  • Tobyhanna cuts costs for TRC-190 radio mission

    Dec 7, 2011

    Employee dedication to process improvement has cut costs for Tobyhanna Depot's AN/TRC-190 radio support mission, which saw its 1,000th system inducted for the repair program called Reset.

  • Families send holiday greetings to deployed loved ones

    Dec 7, 2011

    Holiday greetings were tied with a bow, wrapped in a virtual package and sent through cyberspace to deployed Soldiers and family members, Dec. 6, 2011, during Operation Best Wishes recording sessions.

  • Facebook town hall continues to inform Marne community

    Dec 7, 2011

    Third Infantry Division community members posed approximately 100 questions and concerns to garrison leaders Nov. 30, 2011, at the quarterly Facebook Town Hall meeting.

  • Engineering unique tastes at West Point

    Dec 6, 2011

    West Point chemical engineering cadets and members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Club work in the "West Point Chocolate Factory," exploring the science behind making the most amazing chocolate.

  • MPs receive awards for valor

    Dec 6, 2011

    The 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, recognized 13 Soldiers with awards for service, valor, for injures suffered in combat, and for saving the life of a military dependent while on patrol.

  • Native American Soldiers beat drum of warrior spirit

    Dec 6, 2011

    Four Native American Soldiers drummed and sang for guests at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2011, while telling their story of war in Iraq, Korea and World War II.

  • 'Old Guard' caisson platoon welcomes new horses

    Dec 5, 2011

    The Caisson Platoon of 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), recently checked out 14 new horses to ensure they are fit for duty.

  • Fierce rivals Army-Navy bring roar to new gridiron

    Dec 5, 2011

    The Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen, one of the fiercest rivalries in all of college sports, will rumble on to FedEx Field at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 2011.

  • Vice Chief honors former Fort Hood command team at departure, retreat ceremony

    Dec 4, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli led Fort Hood, Texas, in honoring the careers and service of Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola during a Departure and Retreat Ceremony Dec. 1, 2011, on the 1st Cavalry Division's Cooper Field.

  • 2/3 Aviation helps veterans remember Pearl Harbor

    Dec 4, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, Third Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, spent the afternoon at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga., with some World War II veterans learning of the similarities in their service and experiences.

  • Branches revealed for West Point's Class of 2012

    Dec 2, 2011

    Cadets of the Class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy discovered how they will serve as officers in the U.S. Army -- whether it be Infantry, Quartemaster, Air Defense or in any of the 16 branches -- during a branch notification ceremony Dec. 1, 2011.

  • USO brings 'wow' factor to Fort Campbell

    Dec 2, 2011

    A new state-of-the-art USO center opened at Fort Campbell, Ky., to support Soldiers and their families, Nov. 30, 2011.

  • New stadium to get useful add-on, thanks to ACOE

    Dec 1, 2011

    When Fort Hood, Texas, opens its new stadium in late summer or early fall next year, it will have an extra addition not featured on the old stadium: a permanent stage for festivals and performances.

  • MQ-9 'Reaper' finds training home at Fort Drum

    Dec 1, 2011

    The MQ-9 "Reaper" unmanned aerial system can be seen in the airspace above Fort Drum, N.Y., now that Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield has been established as a home base for training missions.

  • West Point Combat Weapons Team inducts new members

    Dec 1, 2011

    The U.S. Military Academy Combat Weapons Team, with their newest members, traveled to Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2011, to compete against local skilled civilian shooters.

  • Students challenge, question Watervliet Arsenal techniques, procedures

    Nov 30, 2011

    Students from Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Education Services visited Watervliet Arsenal this month to learn how the Army uses science and technology to help war fighters survive and win on the modern battlefield.

  • Arlington National Cemetery breaks ground for huge columbarium

    Nov 30, 2011

    Arlington National Cemetery began its first major construction project in nearly eight years with a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 30, 2011, for a 20,000-niche columbarium, which will extend the life of the cemetery to 2024.

  • Caring for public lands

    Nov 29, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fish and Wildlife hosted its sixth annual observance of National Public Lands Day to foster a sense of stewardship and an appreciation of natural resources, especially as outdoor recreation space becomes increasingly rare.

  • Warrior care year-round commitment to Fort Hood's WTB

    Nov 29, 2011

    For the Soldiers, cadre and civilians of the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, warrior care is a year-round challenge, defined by its creed: Soldier's First; Soldiers Always.

  • 82nd paratroopers demonstrate in-flight parachute rigging

    Nov 29, 2011

    Paratroopers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, rehearsed an in-flight parachute rigging scenario to prepare for intercontinental combat missions, Nov 22-23, 2011.

  • Marathoner runs to support wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    Victoria Leavell's association with Homes for Our Troops took her on the run of a lifetime.

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