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  • San Antonio military hospitals successfully completing historic transition

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Center integration soon will be completed, and the move-in has begun into BAMC's new 760,000-square-foot consolidated tower.

  • Pentagon workers remember those who perished on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2011

    Military and civilian workers filled the Pentagon auditorium Friday for a memorial service to reflect on the friends and co-workers lost nearly 10 years ago after a plane hijacked by terrorists slammed into the west side of the building killing 189.

  • Rebuilding an ecosystem

    Sep 8, 2011

    Prescribed burns, or small, controlled fires set by professionals, take place each year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 12,000 acres of prairie -- to help heal the land, not hurt it.

  • Cadet Command meets Fiscal 2011 officer-production mission

    Sep 8, 2011

    With nearly a month left in the fiscal year, U.S. Army Cadet Command has met its 2011 mission for commissioning new second lieutenants.

  • Fort Lee makes use of geothermal energy

    Sep 8, 2011

    The boom in new construction at Fort Lee, Va., has also brought energy-efficient improvements that will help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • Colombia War College students visit Army South

    Sep 8, 2011

    U.S. Army South hosted students from the Colombia War College here Aug. 31, 2011, in an effort to maintain strong regional partnerships with an important partner nation army.

  • Schumacher, Newman lay wreath at Pentagon Memorial

    Sep 8, 2011

    Army top fuel dragster Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher and Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman paid their respects by presenting a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial.

  • Back-to-school carnival makes life easier for EFMP families

    Sep 2, 2011

    A back-to-school carnival held Aug. 26 at the Chapel Support Center on McChord Field for families with Exceptional Family Member Program-enrolled children only solidified the belief for families like the Onates that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the right place to be for special needs accommodation.

  • Army Corps crews work to clear debris from harbor after Irene

    Aug 31, 2011

    Crews aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District's three drift- collection vessels have been working to clear drift and debris from the waters in and around the New York and New Jersey Harbor after Tropical Storm Irene.

  • New York Army National Guard motor Soldiers aid post-Irene rescues

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Harlem-based 719th Transportation Company moved upstate to the Catskill Mountains following Hurricane Irene's wake to aid residents in small villages hit hard by flooding.

  • American Disaster: Training to respond

    Aug 31, 2011

    Federal, state and local disaster responders, with Department of Defense counterparts, are working together here to ensure America has a trained and ready force poised to respond to various natural disasters or terrorist attacks should America face another large-scale terrorist attack.

  • Fort Carson honors children of fallen

    Aug 30, 2011

    Dozens of children who lost a parent in military service gathered in a garden near the Rocky Mountain Front Range Aug. 22, 2011, where Army officers shook their hands and presented them with medals of remembrance.

  • Installation Management Academy welcomes students to Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Installation Management Academy, featuring the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Family and MWR School and the Installation Management School, is open for business in San Antonio.

  • JBLM explosives live-fire exercise a hands-on forum for military, civilian bomb techs alike

    Aug 30, 2011

    Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel and civilian bomb technicians from across Washington State and from as far as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada, came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for training, Aug. 24-26, 2011.

  • Army racing to honor 9/11 casualties

    Aug 30, 2011

    As the nation observes the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army announced that both its NHRA and NASCAR teams will honor the Army victims of the Pentagon attack with special paint schemes at upcoming races.

  • Soldiers help Arlington Cemetery reconcile burial records

    Aug 30, 2011

    Since early June, 3rd U.S. Infantry Soldiers have been photographing headstones at Arlington National Cemetery with Smartphones to reconcile burial records.

  • Marne Warrior first responders tested during MASCAL exercise

    Aug 29, 2011

    Marne Division medics conducted a mass casualty exercise Aug. 18, 2011, to prepare for their upcoming deployment to oversee the end of the American mission in Iraq.

  • New capabilities enhance Guard response to Hurricane Irene

    Aug 29, 2011

    About 7,675 National Guard troops from 18 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico responded over the weekend to civil authorities tackling Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

  • Hammack's visit focuses on Fort Leonard Wood's energy saving technology

    Aug 29, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, got a first-hand look at the energy saving technologies and the hands-on training available at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Aug. 25, 2011.

  • Last wounded warriors depart Walter Reed

    Aug 29, 2011

    The last patient left Walter Reed Army Medical Center Saturday following 17 other wounded warriors who traveled by ambulance to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

  • Army North's JTF-51 plans support for Hurricane Irene relief efforts

    Aug 28, 2011

    Army North team members provide support in planning for Title X support to Hurricane Irene relief efforts Aug. 27 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in anticipation of requests for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is the overall lead for the federal response effort for Hurricane Irene.

  • Chapel complex opens, becomes center of faith on Fort Hood

    Aug 26, 2011

    Fort Hood opened its state-of-the-art facility aimed at enhancing the spiritual fitness of Soldiers and families Aug. 15, 2011, with a dedication ceremony.

  • Newest Redstone Arsenal building certified green

    Aug 25, 2011

    Redstone Arsenal in Alabama has a new building -- the Army Materiel Command and Army Security Assistance Command headquarters -- that is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified.

  • Special Forces practice water operations in Gulf of Mexico joint exercise

    Aug 25, 2011

    In the hour or two before dawn when the surf is calm and quiet, the beach in front of the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas, came alive with service members from the Texas Military Forces, Aug. 20, 2011.

  • Military bases prepare for Hurricane Irene

    Aug 25, 2011

    Military bases along the eastern seaboard are securing for the Category 3 winds and rain of Hurricane Irene, and the Defense Department is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the U.S. government response, defense officials said today.

  • National Guard readies for Hurricane Irene

    Aug 24, 2011

    National Guard adjutants general along the East and Gulf coasts are awaiting the potential landfall of Hurricane Irene, and preparing to act if called upon by their governors, National Guard officials said today.

  • Army continues privatizing guest lodging

    Aug 24, 2011

    The Army privatized guest lodging on 11 installations this month, continuing a program that began two years ago, bringing the service to a total of 21 posts in which hotels are now owned and operated by a private entity.

  • U.S. Army Racing makes NHRA'S 'Top 20 Greatest Moment' List

    Aug 23, 2011

    Drag racing fans have now narrowed the NHRA's Greatest Moments from 60 to 20 and U.S. Army Racing holds two spots on the coveted list, which was announced Monday following the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals here at Brainerd International Raceway.

  • Humanitarian effort brings free healthcare to valley

    Aug 23, 2011

    Operation Lone Star, a 13-year annual tradition in southern Texas, began its second week of providing health care services to people living near Laredo and Hebbronville, Texas.

  • Army North leads way during large-scale terrorism response exercise

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, focuses on the Department of Defense mission to support civil authorities after a disaster.

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Aug 22, 2011

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • Belvoir, Bethesda prepare for post-BRAC patient influx

    Aug 22, 2011

    Closing Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Malcolm Grow at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., means moving a lot of employees, facilities and patients, all without interrupting daily patient care.

  • Captain America returns to AAFES facilities worldwide

    Aug 22, 2011

    On the heels of its 116th anniversary, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is once again joining forces with Marvel Comics to distribute free, military-exclusive comic books at its stores around the world.

  • Army provides easier base access to families of fallen

    Aug 19, 2011

    During a Survivor Outreach Services working group meeting last year, several participants expressed difficulty in gaining access to military installations to take part in SOS programs and support services.

  • Raider Soldiers conduct field training, ensure communication lines are operational

    Aug 19, 2011

    Soldiers from across 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, spent two weeks in the field for a command post exercise, setting up a brigade-wide network to ensure communication systems can talk to each other.

  • McHugh lauds energy-conservation efforts at Knox

    Aug 19, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh described the energy advancement policies at Fort Knox. Ky., as being "light years" ahead of many installations, during an Aug. 11, 2011, visit to the post.

  • Jeep rebuild unites Fort Campbell community to support fallen Soldier's family

    Aug 19, 2011

    Garrhett Adkins' father, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, died in in Afghanistan April 16, 2011. Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson is now fixing up the jeep that Charles bought to turn the rusty reminder of what could have been into a celebration of Charles' life.

  • Army North breaks in new subway rescue training station at MUTC

    Aug 19, 2011

    During the Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, service members and local first responders participated in a subway rescue scenario Aug. 17, 2011, for the first time here.

  • Cadets compete in annual West Point Triathlon

    Aug 18, 2011

    Despite a heavy downpour that morning, 462 athletes completed the 22nd annual West Point Triathlon on Aug. 14, 2011.

  • Sky's the limit during 99th RSC annual training

    Aug 18, 2011

    About 170 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command were airlifted to Range 85 to begin "Operation Checkerboard," a day of training that included exercises culled from the Army's Full-Spectrum Operations Mission Essential Task Lists.

  • Soldiers prep for theatrical tour to showcase Army history

    Aug 18, 2011

    In a few weeks, the Army's annual Spirit of America show will be performed at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and then in Charleston, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Stars guide marine operations students at Army's transportation school

    Aug 16, 2011

    Army mariners who sail the waterways of the world learn navigation skills, but with no terrain features to guide them, they look to the stars.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnics researchers gain synergy with West Point pact

    Aug 16, 2011

    A West Point cadet and academy professor spent three weeks working in an Armament Research Development and Engineering Center pyrotechnics lab. The cadet and colonel gave the researchers their military insights while the West Pointers saw lab work up close so they could contrast real-world R & D with the classroom.

  • Schumacher seeking first trophy of year

    Aug 16, 2011

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher is enthused by his U.S. Army team's performance as it looks ahead to this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, Minn.

  • Faces of Vietnam veterans to grace Army NASCAR, NHRA cars

    Aug 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army will run special paint schemes honoring the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War on the Soldiers' race cars during Veterans Day weekend.

  • Support paratroopers learn advanced marksmanship from Special Forces trainers

    Aug 15, 2011

    Dozens of cooks, fuelers, logistics troops and medics received advanced rifle marksmanship training at Fort Bragg, N.C., from Special Forces Soldiers, Aug. 1-4, 2011

  • Aviation unit honors lives of crew lost in Afghanistan crash

    Aug 14, 2011

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers were killed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Their memories were honored Aug. 13 and 14 in two memorial ceremonies.

  • 101st Airborne Division 'Screaming Eagles' get new commander

    Aug 12, 2011

    Hundreds gathered at the Fort Campbell Division Parade Field for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command ceremony Friday.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Campbell

    Aug 12, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 11-12, 2011, toured parts of the installation and received insight from Soldiers on their concerns about the Army.

  • Army South to lead multinational forces in PANAMAX exercise

    Aug 12, 2011

    Servicemembers from 17 nations are now gearing up to take part in the U.S. Southern Command- and U.S. Army South-sponsored "Fuerzas Aliadas" PANAMAX 2011 exercise held in Panama.

  • Civilian fitness program aims for 'whole health'

    Aug 11, 2011

    Being in shape and living a healthy lifestyle isn't just for Soldiers at Fort Rucker, Ala., according to the organizers of the civilian fitness program.

  • Army South building partner-nation capacity in PANAMAX

    Aug 11, 2011

    More than 3,500 participants from 17 nations will take part in PANAMAX 2011, a 12-day exercise beginning Monday, which is focused on ensuring the security of the Panama Canal.

  • JBLM takes active role in keeping base safe from bears

    Aug 11, 2011

    The 198-pound female black bear was one of three captured in a four-week period this summer, all around Miller Hill. While the animals are frequently seen foraging for food in the late summer and fall, there have been more spotted on base this year than ever before.

  • Paratroopers go old school with full-spectrum training

    Aug 10, 2011

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team endured record summer heat during a 10-day field exercise during which they returned to their core competencies after years of counterinsurgency-type operations.

  • Army North hosts Mexican Army leaders to strengthen relationships

    Aug 10, 2011

    As part of an Army program that dates back more than half a century, seven senior Mexican Army officers, chosen by the Mexican equivalent of the Secretary of Defense, spent a week at U.S. Army North to continue to build cooperation and foster closer relationships between the two militaries.

  • JTF CapMed unveils new beneficiary reassignment hotline

    Aug 10, 2011

    The Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical launched a new beneficiary reassignment telephone hotline dedicated exclusively to those beneficiaries in the region affected by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission reassignment process.

  • Marne Division, Savannah partner to open elementary school

    Aug 9, 2011

    The 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield partnered with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System to build a public elementary school on Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

  • GI Bill changes include actual cost for in-state tuition

    Aug 8, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to inform veterans of recent changes made by Congress to the Post 9/11 GI Bill that take effect in 2011.

  • ’Rainbow Hurricane’ prepares troops for disaster response

    Aug 7, 2011

    New York National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters left their armories from across the state to converge at an empty field Aug. 5, 2011, in an exercise meant to mimic the Guard's hurricane response efforts.

  • Fort Riley aviation brigade spins up aircraft for training with ground troops

    Aug 5, 2011

    Fort Riley's aviation brigade hit the skies heavy this week to train with its 1st Infantry Division counterparts on the ground.

  • Fort Riley Soldier recognized for helping police apprehend suspect

    Aug 3, 2011

    A Fort Riley Soldier was recognized by the mayor of Junction City, Kan., for helping police apprehend a suspect who attempted to flee the county sheriff's office.

  • Change of Command, reflagging completed for Army’s only deployable Combat Training Center

    Aug 2, 2011

    Previously known as the Battle Command Training Program, Mission Command Training Program is the U.S. Army's only deployable combat training center.

  • Under Secretary completes Central, South America tour

    Aug 2, 2011

    The Under Secretary of the Army completed his week-long visit to Central and South America July 30, 2011, after visits to key U.S. Department of State officials and partner nation military leaders in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord sets future conditions for ACAP

    Aug 2, 2011

    Changes are coming to the Army Career and Alumni Program that will smooth Soldiers' transitions back into civilian life -- and the concept that inspired them was born at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • National Guard uses skills in humanitarian mission abroad

    Aug 1, 2011

    More than 20 Soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard's 155th Engineering Company, of Wagner, S.D., arrived in the South American country of Suriname, July 22, 2011, as part of New Horizons 2011.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • Cav spouses learn new appreciation for Soldiers' jobs

    Jul 29, 2011

    Spouses and children of 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, experienced a day in the life of a cavalry trooper when they participated in Family Spur Ride.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • 2nd BCT leaders with 101st Airborne Division set, maintain physical training standards

    Jul 29, 2011

    Physical training is a cornerstone of the Army. Whether in combat or garrison, Soldiers' physical fitness helps them complete any mission they are assigned. The leadership team of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Strike Brigade," 101st Airborne Division, believes in setting and maintaining standards for the physical fitness of its Soldiers.

  • Fort Bragg decontamination company prepares for domestic disasters

    Jul 29, 2011

    The 101st Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company must not only be ready for events that may occur in foreign lands, but they must be equally ready to handle domestic disasters. The simulated mobile mass casualty decontamination validation course was held July 20, 2011, and designed to test Soldiers' readiness to deal with such disasters on American soil.

  • Hammer thrower ready for another try on world stage

    Jul 28, 2011

    Maj. Mike Mai ranks nationally near the top in the hammer throw, and after his second-place finish at the U.S. Track and Field National Championships in Eugene, Ore., last month, he'll compete in his second World Championships in August.

  • West Point readiness tested in mock incident

    Jul 28, 2011

    West Point readiness was tested in a week-long emergency preparedness exercise. At times it seemed almost too real. West Point community members cried out for help as fire and emergency personnel moved purposefully to neutralize a hazardous material spill. Toxic chemicals gushed and flames erupted as first responders donned protective gear and moved casualties to safety.

  • Veterans laid to rest at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

    Jul 28, 2011

    The unclaimed cremated remains of 14 veterans and three military wives were laid to rest at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery July 26, 2011, with full military honors. The remains were found and identified by the Missing in America Project, a nonprofit organization.

  • Soldier combines 'AIRBORNE!' recruiting to tell the Army story

    Jul 27, 2011

    Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Joseph Tremblay, from the Harrisburg Opportunity Center, shares his experiences as an Airborne Soldier and former instructor at the U.S. Army Airborne School to design and teach airborne training sessions in the communities surrounding Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center cases colors

    Jul 27, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh addressed an audience of more than 1,000 who turned out July 27, 2011, to witness the closing and casing of the colors of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Fresh Minnesota Soldiers, Airmen assist with Minot flood recovery mission

    Jul 26, 2011

    The day the North Dakota State Fair was to begin, Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota and Minnesota National Guard were working around the clock to bring the city of Minot back to a sense of normalcy after a historic flood crest on the Souris River.

  • Thrill of victory eludes Team USA

    Jul 26, 2011

    Members of Team USA's women's soccer squad experienced one of the most bittersweet victories of their lifetime at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain during the 5th CISM Military World Games.

  • Golden Knights lead Team USA at CISM Military World Games

    Jul 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team won four medals, including gold in the coveted women's overall country competition, to lead Team USA athletes at the 5th CISM Military World Games.

  • Corps of Engineers helps Joplin recover after devastating tornado

    Jul 26, 2011

    After the nation's deadliest-ever tornado struck Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping the city get back on its feet.

  • Walter Reed to case colors in July 27 ceremony

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Walter Reed Army Medical Center colors will be cased July 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. on the parade field in front of the Heaton Pavilion.

  • Corps of Engineers Rangers keep public safe

    Jul 25, 2011

    Public safety is the number one priority of the corps and that includes water safety. Rangers spend hours and hours interacting with the public when they are out on patrol or at various community events, urging people to wear a life jacket and practice water and boating safety. Unfortunately, people still drown at corps lakes.

  • Fort Riley EFMP kids get hands-on experience at rodeo

    Jul 25, 2011

    Zayvion Haseman enjoyed his horse ride so much at the Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo that he kissed the horse. Zayvion, who will be a kindergartner at Chapman Elementary School this fall, surprised his father with that move.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win basketball bronze at Military World Games

    Jul 25, 2011

    Air Force Capt. Matthew McCraw scored 34 points and Army 2nd Lt. Paul Nelson added 23 to lead Team USA to an 84-83 victory over South Korea for the bronze medal in men’s basketball at the 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games July 24, 2011.

  • Marne Soldiers contend in All-Army Combatives Tournament

    Jul 25, 2011

    Third Infantry Division Soldiers from Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Benning, Ga., were not an easy target for their competition with 11 of the team's 26 members advancing to the semi-finals after the first day of the 2011 All-Army Combatives Tournament held at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Under Secretary begins visit to Central, South America

    Jul 25, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Joint Task Force Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, July 24, 2011. The JTF-B commander and staff briefed the under secretary on the mission and capabilities of JTF-B and it's units. Westphal also had a chance to visit with servicemembers and tour the base and facilities.

  • Special Forces Soldier fights for special cause

    Jul 24, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Benjamin Westrich won third place in the lightweight division at the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship here July 23, it meant more to him than a plaque and a handshake. It meant much more for many people.

  • III Corps defends combatives team title, wins in landslide

    Jul 24, 2011

    The III Corps combatives team defended its 2010 title here, landing as the top team of the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship by nearly 100 points while playing host to the tournament finale July 23, 2011.

  • First Lady, Soldiers welcome Extreme Home Makeover

    Jul 22, 2011

    A former Sailor who houses homeless female veterans here received the surprise of her life today when hundreds of workers and well-wishers -- including First Lady Michelle Obama -- were on hand as she became the latest winner on the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show.

  • High gas prices boost vanpooling at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jul 22, 2011

    As fuel prices rise, motorists at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are increasingly turning to vanpooling as a way to save.

  • Medics move patients 'under fire' at Riley competition

    Jul 22, 2011

    The Top Medical Team Competition hosted by Fort Riley, Kan. and Irwin Army Community Hospital tested Army medics from across the country this week to select two Soldiers for the 2011 Medical Command Expert Medical Challenge.

  • Wounded war heroes summit Mount Rainier

    Jul 22, 2011

    Since 2007, Camp Patriot, a non-profit organization, has sponsored the annual climb of Mount Rainier's 14,411-foot summit for wounded warriors. Only 50 percent of climbers reach the summit, proving the significance of the challenge that lies ahead.

  • Growing population of homeless women veterans gain new resource

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor reports Women veterans are four times more likely to be homeless than civilian women. They are also four times more likely to be homeless than male veterans. There were more than 10,220 female veterans in shelters between October 2008 and September 2009.

  • Soldiers lead Team USA in CISM track and field

    Jul 21, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Capt. Nate Garcia and Capt. Kelly Calway led Team USA in the first three days of track and field competition at the 5th CISM Military World Games at Olympic Stadium.

  • Soldiers gather from around globe to battle for All-Army combatives title

    Jul 21, 2011

    Soldiers from around the globe swarmed to Central Texas to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, at Fort Hood, Texas, July 21, 2011.

  • Guard continues its long tour in flood fight

    Jul 20, 2011

    As the heat and humidity rise to record levels on day 58 of the central North Dakota flood fight, Guardsmen from North Dakota and Minnesota continue to keep a watchful eye for any dangerous situations in the levees as well as on each other to ensure they don't succumb to heat injuries.

  • All-Army Combatives hit Fort Hood

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sixty-five teams from around the world have sent more than 400 fighters to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship starting July 21, 2011, in Fort Hood's Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • Walter Reed, Bethesda on track for BRAC realignment

    Jul 19, 2011

    The transfer of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's functions to Bethesda, Md., and a new hospital on Fort Belvoir, Va., is expected to finish on schedule, top military health care leaders said today.

  • Pele lights torch for opening of CISM World Games

    Jul 19, 2011

    The Counseil International du Sport Militaire borrowed a page from the International Olympic Committee to stage the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Military World Games July 16, 2011, at Olympic Stadium.

  • New Jersey base realizes joint benefits

    Jul 18, 2011

    With two months left for the Defense Department to comply with the 2005 base realignment and closure plan, a related initiative -- joint basing -- already is paying off through closer interservice collaboration and the promise of future cost savings, officials here reported.

  • Newman drives Army Chevy to first win

    Jul 18, 2011

    As Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race was winding down at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Ryan Newman performed a delicate balancing act in his No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet for a win.


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