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  • Mass casualty drills make medevac plan more proficient

    Oct 12, 2012

    Simulated mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as part of a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, 2012, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care.

  • CSA salutes civilians for service to Soldiers, families

    Oct 12, 2012

    Five civilians were honored for their service to Soldiers and their families at a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, Oct. 11, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Myer-Henderson Hall hosts International Children's Burn Camp

    Oct 11, 2012

    Several tour buses filled with excited teenagers, camp counselors and staff representing the 17th International Association of Firefighters International Children's Burn Camp, rolled onto Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 26, 2012.

  • BAMC orthopedic team treats grateful Hondurans

    Oct 11, 2012

    A Brooke Army Medical Center team of orthopedic specialists treated nearly 75 patients during an annual medical readiness training exercise in Honduras.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • Gabe named 2012 Hero Dog

    Oct 11, 2012

    Gabe, a retired military dog who completed morethan 200 combat missions in Iraq, was named American Hero Dog of 2012 last weekend at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles.

  • Fort Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Fort Meade Fire Department was the second arriving engine and the first truck at the two-alarm fire at Odenton's Seven Oaks Apartments, Sept. 30, 2012. The blaze resulted in the evacuation of residents living in 24 apartments, including four that were occupied by Fort Meade personnel.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

  • California city joins Army's Partnership for Youth Success

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Southern California Recruiting Battalion and the City of Coronado, Calif., teamed up to employ Army veterans during a Partnership for Youth Success signing ceremony at the Coronado City Hall, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Pathfinders hone unique skills in personnel recovery exercise

    Oct 9, 2012

    When a victim is pinned beneath a vehicle in the U.S., it is the paramedics' job to extract him or her, using powerful tools. In Afghanistan, it is the Pathfinders, whether an accident involves a vehicle or an aircraft.

  • Dempsey: Veterans are foundation of stronger America

    Oct 9, 2012

    Gen. Martin Dempsey said today's fighting men and women are who they have always been -- individuals shaped by courage, loyalty, resilience, resolve, adaptability, and a passionate curiosity -- during a visit to Kansas State University, Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Army Air Corps pilots hold final reunion at Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2012

    Former members of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 12th Bombardment Group who have gathered for 46 years in a row to reminisce, met for a final time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Armed forces inaugural task force stands up

    Oct 5, 2012

    A joint task force has been established to coordinate all military ceremonial support for January's presidential inauguration.

  • 'Lightning' air defenders ready to protect skies over National Capital Region

    Oct 5, 2012

    About 200 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers are now standing watch over the skies of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding area, having recently passed a seven-month training and testing process that has led to their support of Operation Noble Eagle.

  • Rangers remember tragic training accident

    Oct 3, 2012

    On the bank of a slough winding off the Yellow River, Army Ranger instructors took a moment Oct. 3, 2012, to remember one of the worst training accidents in the group's history.

  • Virtual Clearance Training Suite teaches Soldiers to fight IEDs in safe environment

    Oct 3, 2012

    A Virtual Clearance Training Suite arrived on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in August, which marked the third fielding of these training systems.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • Army Marketing and Research Group to connect Soldiers to public, strengthen brand strategy

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Army Marketing and Research Group marked its full operational capability status with a ceremony Oct. 1, 2012, hosted by Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont.

  • Newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services facility opens

    Oct 2, 2012

    Post leaders at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services office, Sept. 29, 2012, to officially open the facility and to honor Gold Star Mothers and families.

  • 'Rakkasans' deploy to assist Afghan forces

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, "Rakkasans,"101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is preparing to assume responsibility of eastern Afghanistan from the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, as part of the unit's sixth deployment since 2001.

  • Recovery teams train to return downed aircraft to safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade performed a full-scale rehearsal of a downed aircraft recovery, Sept. 24-28, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Realistic training ensures deployment readiness for Ky. National Guard

    Oct 1, 2012

    National Guard Soldiers from Kentucky preparing to deploy to Djibouti as Task Force Longrifle gained a sense of the challenges they will soon face when they participated in the realistic training exercise at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuvering Center, Ind.,

  • Mexican Army doctors visiting Camp Bullis save man in San Antonio

    Oct 1, 2012

    Five visiting Mexican army doctors became local heroes Sept. 19, 2012, after helping save a local San Antonian during dinner at a landmark San Antonio restaurant.

  • Army North stands down for Army-wide suicide safety stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    More than 500 Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army North gathered Sept. 27, 2012, at Evans Auditorium at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to participate in an Army-wide suicide safety stand down to focus on the military's greatest asset - it's military and civilian team members.

  • SMDC shows 'awesome' side of science to high schoolers

    Sep 30, 2012

    Adventures in Engineering day shows high school juniors many possibilities

  • Corps of Engineers project pulls out World War II fuel storage tanks

    Sep 28, 2012

    Under the Formerly Used Defense Site program, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District is removing five of six welded steel underground storage tanks in Monaca, Pa., that could store 1.74 million gallons of fuel each.

  • AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year competition underway, 'out of order'

    Sep 27, 2012

    Soldiers seeking the title of 2012 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year encountered an unanticipated turn of events at the competition going on now at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl selects first 2013 players

    Sep 27, 2012

    The first two 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl players accepted their jerseys Sept. 25, 2012, from U.S. Army Recruiting Command's commanding general and deputy commanding general.

  • 28th annual Army Ten-Miler gears up

    Sep 26, 2012

    The 28th annual Army Ten-Miler race is scheduled to begin in front of the Pentagon, Oct. 21, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal was in Minnesota to show the Army's appreciation for National Guard Soldiers at Camp Ripley, and discuss the future of the Army with heroes from a different era.

  • Engineering collaboration leads to benefits for Army, Rowan University

    Sep 26, 2012

    The Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Rowan University to advance Army technologies in the areas of mission command, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance networks and systems.

  • Army examines feasibility of integrating 4G LTE with tactical network

    Sep 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army employed a 4G cellular network this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.; this was done to address integration with current network designs and to enable actionable intelligence for dismounted squads.

  • MP community remembers their fallen at Arlington

    Sep 25, 2012

    On the eve of the birth of the Military Police Corps 70 years ago, the Army's provost marshal opened a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to remember the 20 MPs who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan this year.

  • Running to remember: 2,500 Fort Lee community leaders honor fallen

    Sep 24, 2012

    Vivienne Wicks has never met 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, but she knows much about him.

  • Old Guard Soldiers stand together against suicide

    Sep 24, 2012

    Spc. Andre Whyne, infantryman, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), credits his battle buddies and his unit for saving his life.

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 24, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at Fort Bliss

    Sep 21, 2012

    The Space Shuttle Endeavour, the fifth and final space-worthy NASA shuttle to be built, stopped to refuel at the Departure/Arrival Airfield Control Group at Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, Sept. 20, 2012.

  • West Point Parachute Team trains with 82nd Airborne paratroopers

    Sep 20, 2012

    The West Point Parachute Team practiced Sept. 14, 2012, with noncommissioned officers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Freefall Team, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., in preparation for pre-game festivities at the home opener for Army Football.

  • American fashion trends set by Natick?

    Sep 20, 2012

    When it comes to fashion, America looks to, well, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, as it turns out.

  • SMA tours Fort Sill, talks Army future

    Sep 20, 2012

    The Sergeant Major of the Army visited Fort Sill, Okla., last week, meeting with Soldiers and their families, and observing training on the installation.

  • Army's best AIT platoon sergeants to compete for top honors

    Sep 19, 2012

    The Army's top nine advanced individual training platoon sergeants will contend for the title of 2012 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a competition at Fort Eustis, Va., Sept. 24-28, 2012.

  • Army Reserve troops salute visiting shuttle

    Sep 19, 2012

    Army Reserve personnel were among thousands on hand at Houston, Sept. 19, 2012, to salute the final voyage of a retired spacecraft.

  • Deploying Soldiers test new female body armor prototype

    Sep 18, 2012

    Female Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan are getting a chance to weigh in on the latest innovation in personal protective equipment: body armor designed specifically to fit them.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees Sept. 29

    Sep 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day-use fees at its more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Army committed to national academic excellence

    Sep 18, 2012

    The dedication of the new Seitz Elementary School took place Sept. 14, 2012, at Fort Riley, Kan., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new building as a tribute to retired Lt. Gen Richard Seitz, from Junction City.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive awards for valor

    Sep 17, 2012

    Ten 10th Combat Aviation Brigade aviators received medals for valor, for their actions in Afghanistan, during a ceremony, Sept. 7, 2012, at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Yellow Ribbon Program provides Soldiers, families resources 'they deserve'

    Sep 17, 2012

    Under Secretary of the U.S. Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Soldiers and their families, Sept. 8, 2012, at an Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program event in Kansas City, Mo.

  • Army Field Band welcomes students back to school with instrument demonstrations

    Sep 17, 2012

    Soldiers from The United States Army Field Band provided instrumental demonstrations for students in 25 schools throughout Maryland, Aug. 29 through Sept. 13, 2012.

  • SMA Chandler engages 'Big Red One' Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler visited Fort Riley, Kan., Sept. 12, 2012, to get a better understanding of what is on the minds of America's fighting men and women.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers, Airman train for really rainy day in hurricane response drill

    Sep 17, 2012

    Outside it was a sunny, beautiful day, but inside the Glenmore Road Armory, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from the 42nd Infantry Division and 109th Airlift Wing wrestled with the challenges resulting from a hurricane hitting the Albany, N.Y. area.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders discuss vision for STEM education outreach

    Sep 17, 2012

    Because of Aberdeen Proving Ground's new role as the Army's hub for science and technology, officials say the installation has the opportunity to become a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math education outreach.

  • U.S. Military Academy seeks to enhance science, technology ties

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy educates and trains future Army leaders. This school is produces 19 percent of the Army's officers each year, but officials said they account for 75 percent of those with STEM degrees -- Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

  • DOD's re-engineered personal property program streamlines PCS process, eases anxieties

    Sep 14, 2012

    It's been more than three years since Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command launched the Department of Defense's re-engineered household goods moving program -- the Defense Personal Property Program.

  • Tobyhanna installs leak detection system, receives federal award

    Sep 13, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has employed a high-tech solution to an age old problem -- leaky pipes -- which exceeded expectations and earned the installation the 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award (Project Category).

  • West Point Branch Week offers education, mentorship for cadets

    Sep 13, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy's Department of Military Instruction hosted its first Branch Week, Sept. 10-15, 2012, bringing in several hundred tons of military equipment, vehicles and weapons for the academy's spin on a college career fair.

  • Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees on National Public Lands Day

    Sep 13, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees at more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29, 2012.

  • Fort McCoy ribbon-cutting celebrates construction of its first-ever permanent barracks facility

    Sep 13, 2012

    Fort McCoy's newest barracks is ready to support troops training at the installation following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Sept. 6, 2012.

  • Explosive waste incinerator at Picatinny reduces need for open burning

    Sep 12, 2012

    By virtue of its mission, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., generates energetic waste during the course of the research and development of military munitions. Over the decades, arsenal employees have adapted to evolving technologies and environmental regulations to provide the most efficient and safest methods for demilitarizing energetic material.

  • Post-Sept. 11 mission continues at Fort Hamilton

    Sep 11, 2012

    Eleven years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon, Soldiers, Airmen and sea services personnel from the New York National Guard remain on duty to prevent terrorist attacks throughout the city.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center remembers 9/11

    Sep 11, 2012

    Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center gathered near the flag pole to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • 101st Airborne Division receives first female chaplain in combat arms unit

    Sep 10, 2012

    Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and a native of Springfield, Miss., arrived June 28, 2012, and was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division's first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

  • Fort Carson EOD hosts civilian bomb squads

    Sep 10, 2012

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers met their civilian counterparts for four days of workshops and training lanes, Aug. 27-30, 2012, during the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators regional conference, at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Army Secretary visits Anniston Army Depot

    Sep 10, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Anniston Army Depot, Ala., Sept. 7, 2012.

  • Pentagon hosts all-academy women's volleyball tournament

    Sep 10, 2012

    For the first time ever, the Pentagon hosted a two-day National Collegiate Athletic Association women's volleyball tournament that brought together the three service academies with the Citadel and the University of Denver.

  • Soldiers, NHRA race team swap roles

    Sep 10, 2012

    As the saying goes, to really understand someone, walk a mile their shoes. That was the idea underlying a crew swap between Soldiers at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., and the Cruz Pedregon Racing team, of the National Hotrod Racing Association.

  • Teachers become students at NSRDEC

    Sep 6, 2012

    Teachers became students again for a few days this summer as they raced and recorded data for Lego robots or studied dimensions of golf balls and designed their own simulations at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center through "Materials World Modules" training.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest seeks to recondition Soldiers

    Sep 6, 2012

    Recovering from a deployment can be difficult for many Soldiers. That's why Installation Management Command developed a program of high-intensity activities to help bring Soldiers back to a stateside state of mind.

  • 10th Mountain Division mortar crews test new equipment

    Sep 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in testing of the new One Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Aug. 14-24, 2012, at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Army begins final phase of childcare fee changes

    Sep 5, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Wounded warriors build 'resilience' during weekend fishing excursion

    Sep 5, 2012

    Wounded warriors developed closer friendships, stronger self-esteem and a brighter outlook on life -- all tools in building individual resilience -- and brought home several pounds of bass during a three-day outing on Lake Lanier in Georgia..

  • North Dakota Guard, tribes dedicate Lakota helicopter

    Sep 5, 2012

    More than 500 people showed up Sept. 4, 2012, to dedicate the North Dakota Army National Guard's newest helicopter, the UH-72A Lakota, at a ceremony which included a tribal blessing of the aircraft.

  • 'King of Battle' reigns at Fort Bragg

    Sep 4, 2012

    The Field Artillery, in Army lingo, is known as the "King of Battle." The 82nd Airborne Division's 18th Fires Brigade (Airborne) looked to maintain their place on the throne as they took to the field last week to conduct its first Division Artillery Readiness Test in more than five years.

  • Old Guard, U.S. Army Band Soldiers perform at final 2012 Twilight Tattoo

    Aug 31, 2012

    Audience members rumbled with excitement as Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" performed the last U.S. Army Military District of Washington's "Twilight Tattoo" of the season, on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Robotics training helps depot prepare for future

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Business Management Directorate's Technical Development Division at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., now offers introductory classes in robotics to train employees on a future workload that may one day call the depot home.

  • Fort Carson counter-IED specialists help train troops

    Aug 29, 2012

    Outside the wire on training area 11, quartermasters trolled the ground with the newest mine detection equipment, searching for command wire, homemade explosive device triggers and other material that could indicate a possible threat.

  • A new silicon valley in the Northeast?

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Army's Benét Laboratories, which is located at the Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together nearly 30 of the nation's experts this month to share information about a little known resource called "black silicon."

  • Ring ceremony links Class of 2013 with Long Gray Line

    Aug 29, 2012

    The tradition of wearing a class ring originated at the U.S. Military Academy in 1835 and continued Aug. 24, 2012, at Trophy Point with the Class of 2013, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Louisiana Guard responds to Hurricane Isaac landfall

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Louisiana National Guard has pre-staged approximately 680 troops and assets across the New Orleans metropolitan area in order to better protect the community and its citizens as Hurricane Isaac churns toward the Gulf coast.

  • Natick lets sun shine in warehouse with solar light pipe system

    Aug 28, 2012

    Consider it the difference between night and day. At least that's the way environmental engineer Rich Valcourt looks at the new solar light pipe system that was installed recently in a warehouse at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • West Point cadets get adventures in autonomous manipulation, mobility

    Aug 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Autonomous Systems Division of the Vehicle Technology Directorate recently sponsored two U.S. Military Academy cadets for three weeks as part of their Academic Individual Advancement Development.

  • Colombia CGSC students visit Army South

    Aug 27, 2012

    U.S. Army South hosted students from Colombia's Command and General Staff College, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 21, 2012, in an effort to maintain a strong regional partnership.

  • National Guard units in Southeast on alert for Isaac's impact

    Aug 27, 2012

    Army and Air National Guard elements throughout the southeastern United States are preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is making its way past the Florida Keys and into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Fort Bragg teens play Soldiers for a day

    Aug 24, 2012

    The secret world of the Fort Bragg Soldier was revealed Aug. 14, 2012, as more 30 teens ranging from 12 to 18 years old took part in the fifth annual Teen Soldier For a Day event, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • New solar array does heavy lifting at Presidio fitness center

    Aug 24, 2012

    Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array on the roof of Price Fitness Center this past spring.

  • Army divers begin careers at Fort Leonard Wood

    Aug 24, 2012

    Three Soldiers will graduate from the 12D Army Diver Phase I course, Aug. 31, 2012, and then they will continue training in Panama City, Fla., at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, where they will become part of a small and elite group of Soldiers -- U.S. Army Deep Sea Divers.

  • Counter-IED software developed at West Point to support warfighters in Afghanistan

    Aug 23, 2012

    Three cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point spent part of their summer secluded in a locked research lab with its windows blackened inside Mahan Hall working on a new piece of software that can identify the location of weapons caches in Afghanistan.

  • Calif. Guard Quick Reaction Force trains in disaster response preparedness

    Aug 23, 2012

    Nearly 120 Soldiers from the California National Guard's Quick Reaction Force-South spent the first two weeks of August in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama undergoing emergency response training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness here.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness aims to boost performance, resilience of Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Nicholas Boyce walked into a class meant to improve his unit's physical performance through mental skillsets, he came armed with the perception one might expect from a combat-experienced Soldier and field artilleryman.

  • Shootings prompt interest in safety program

    Aug 22, 2012

    On July 20, a man walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., dressed in police riot gear, armed to the teeth and ready for violence. In a room full of Batman fans dressed in costume for the movie's premiere, the accused shooter, James Holmes, was just another masked face in the crowd until he opened fire, killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others.

  • Paratrooper sculpture 'hallmark' of Airborne School

    Aug 22, 2012

    Passersby on Edwards Street may notice something new on the Fort Benning landscape. An abstract metal sculpture of a paratrooper with an open parachute was installed this summer on Eubanks Field, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • West Nile Virus symptoms, precautionary measures explained

    Aug 22, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Nationwide West Nile Virus has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does not have any known activity from WNV.

  • Army South strengthens partnerships with Colombia, Chile

    Aug 21, 2012

    U.S. Army South's commanding general traveled to Colombia and Chile from July 31 to Aug. 9, 2012, as part of Army South's effort to strengthen partner nation capacity through engagement and personal exchanges.

  • Training at Vibrant Response exercise ensures agile joint force

    Aug 21, 2012

    More than 200 observer/trainers supported the recent Vibrant Response exercise held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, Ind., providing training, feedback, and ensuring adherence to standards throughout the emergency response exercise.

  • Potential cuts, housing top issues at Fort Hood's 2nd multimedia town hall

    Aug 20, 2012

    III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. said during Fort Hood's second multimedia town hall, held Aug. 14, 2012, he is optimistic that, given Fort Hood's status as a premier Army installation, the post will not see dramatic changes.

  • Exercise confirms U.S. homeland defense capability

    Aug 20, 2012

    Army leaders say the performance of participants in the recently concluded Vibrant Response 13 exercise has demonstrated that the U.S. military is ready to handle a major catastrophe, such as a nuclear explosion, on the homeland.

  • Army leaders break ground on $9.6 million solar power project

    Aug 18, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, toured Tooele Army Depot, Utah, broke ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project, and talked with media Aug. 17, 2012.

  • New eco-friendly campus to provide world-class care to wounded warriors

    Aug 16, 2012

    Construction is underway on a new Warrior in Transition Campus at Fort Eustis, Va., which will greatly improve the recuperative process for wounded warriors assigned to the post's Warrior Transition Unit.

  • West Point's Class of 2016 completes basic training

    Aug 16, 2012

    The Class of 2016 returned to West Point Aug. 13, 2012, sharing a 12-mile trek from Camp Buckner with cadre, staff, faculty and alumni. The March Back was the final hurdle new cadets endured before they could officially claim they had completed Cadet Basic Training.

  • Suicide prevention events celebrate life

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala., aims to celebrate life during Suicide Prevention Month in September with actives to help Soldiers and families beat depression.