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  • Secretary of Army awards 'best Ranger'

    Apr 18, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk are the winners of the 2011 Best Ranger Competition. At an awards ceremony today at Freedom Hall, Secretary of the Army John McHugh congratulated the teams on their accomplishment.

  • Special Ops Soldier wins Best Ranger second consecutive year

    Apr 18, 2011

    For the second year in a row, Master Sgt. Eric Turk has taken the title of Best Ranger, along with his partner Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski, also a previous winner. Zajkowski claimed the top spot in 2007 with his then-teammate Maj. Liam Collins. The competition has only been won by the same Soldier in two consecutive years once before.

  • Arlington Cemetery officials tell lawmakers wrongs will be righted

    Apr 18, 2011

    Arlington National Cemetery officials told congressmen that past faulty management practices are being fixed, including employee training and automation of record-keeping systems.

  • Ranger buddies reunited at Fort Hood

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Odds are a funny thing. The odds of winning the lottery can be millions to one, but somebody will win. Maybe that someone is next door.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden kick off Sesame Street, USO tour

    Apr 18, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stepped onto the auditorium stage and into the arms of Elmo and friends as a crowd of local military and community families stood and cheered.

  • DoD ends voluntary departure authorization from Japan

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Defense Department's voluntary authorized departures for servicemembers' eligible family members to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake effectively ended today.

  • New Army hospital to meet high expectations

    Apr 14, 2011

    The new Army hospital scheduled to open in August at Fort Belvoir, Va., will be a world-class facility that meets all expectations and demands, said the DeWitt Army Community Hospital commander.

  • Let's Move initiative gets Fort Hood families active

    Apr 14, 2011

    Children of all ages and their parents got moving April 9, at Venable Village Elementary School here, during the Let's Move Fort Hood event. The local event was part of the nationwide Let's Move initiative, which is a program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Louisiana Guard to lead Haiti mission

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard will lead a U.S. Southern Command "New Horizons" training exercise in Haiti that includes National Guard, Reserve and active-duty forces from around the country, as well as units from Belize, Canada and Colombia, from late April to late June 2011.

  • Arlington leadership moving forward in fixing problems at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Army Cemeteries Program and Arlington National Cemetery leadership testified today before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the progress made to address past issues and establish accountability at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Green initiatives support energy-savings concept

    Apr 14, 2011

    Last week's groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military "going green" -- saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too.

  • Competitors gear up for Best Ranger this weekend

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The events are set for another grueling 60-hour demonstration of mental toughness and physical strength among contestants in the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • SecArmy uncovers award-winning Cultural Resources Program at Fort Bliss

    Apr 13, 2011

    Selfless service, a qualified, passionate team and committed partnerships across state borders was the winning combination for the Fort Bliss Cultural Resources Management Team as they won the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for an installation.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden urge support of military families

    Apr 12, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched a national initiative today that calls on all sectors of society to join forces to support and honor servicemembers and their families.

  • HRC outlines transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits

    Apr 12, 2011

    Servicemembers wanting to transfer their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependent children must do so before they retire and their children will need to be full-time college students enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by age 21.

  • Leaders say DADT repeal training effective

    Apr 12, 2011

    Commands Army-wide are beginning to train Soldiers in preparation for repeal of the law commonly referred to as "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

  • Dempsey lays out themes for tenure as Army chief

    Apr 12, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey succeeded Gen. George W. Casey Jr. as the Army chief of staff during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va., today.

  • 'Soldier's Soldier' becomes 37th Army chief of staff

    Apr 11, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was sworn in as the Army's 37th chief of staff on April 11, surrounded by an enormous family, mentors, his classmates from the 1974 graduating class at West Point, the secretary of the Army and the secretary of Defense.

  • Guard helps rescue WWII vet in North Dakota flood

    Apr 11, 2011

    A North Dakota National Guard quick response force helped rescue an 87-year-old World War II veteran from his flooded home Saturday.

  • Nine commands win quality of life awards

    Apr 11, 2011

    Nine teams and garrisons from Korea to Maryland have earned recognition in the 2010 Secretary of the Army Quality of Life awards.

  • Fisher House helps servicemembers' children with scholarships

    Apr 11, 2011

    Military children of servicemembers who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation.

  • Avoided shutdown reinforces need for financial planning

    Apr 11, 2011

    The avoided government shutdown serves as a stark reminder for the need to save money for a rainy day.

  • Civil War campaign delivers lessons for SAMS students

    Apr 10, 2011

    Students from the School of Advanced Military Studies, also known as SAMS, participated in a week-long staff ride in Vicksburg, Mississippi, examining the Battle of Vicksburg, the civil war campaign that took Union forces almost nine months to win.

  • Corps of Engineers preserving 'America's Great Outdoors'

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers is supporting President Obama's "America's Great Outdoors" initiative by providing recreation opportunities while protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and other ecosystems, service officials said.

  • Fort Sam Houston commemorates Month of the Military Child, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 8, 2011

    In the civilian world, the month of April is usually celebrated by the onset of spring and the Easter holiday. If you happen to live in San Antonio, it's Fiesta time! But to the military community, April means much more.

  • National Guard news has an app for that

    Apr 8, 2011

    The National Guard Bureau has unveiled a new application which enables iPhone and iPad users to stay in touch with National Guard news anytime via their mobile devices.

  • DADT repeal training proves caliber of military, leaders say

    Apr 8, 2011

    Two months into training to allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military, the leaders of all four services say implementation is going well - something they attribute to the caliber of today's servicemembers.

  • Private investment key to 'Net Zero' initiative

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army is collaborating with private sector investors to increase energy efficiency and cost-savings.

  • Army teens visit Capitol Hill to meet senators, SMA

    Apr 7, 2011

    In honor of the Month of the Military Child, 12 Army teens met with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, and their senators to share their opinions on how the Army cares for and takes seriously the needs of all members of the Army family.

  • MPs test drive new armored security vehicles

    Apr 7, 2011

    Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Military Police platoon trained on their new M-1117 Armored Security Vehicles for two weeks, and tested them on ranges here, Monday and Tuesday.

  • Exchange to continue operations if government shuts down

    Apr 7, 2011

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is planning to continue operations even if the U.S. government shuts down.

  • Army building first Block III Apache

    Apr 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army has begun construction on the first fuselage of its next-generation AH-64 Block III Apache helicopter.

  • West Point Women's Boxing makes history

    Apr 6, 2011

    While West Point celebrated Women's History Month throughout March, a group of female cadets were making history of their own. On March 7, the West Point Women's Boxing Team made their debut at the Maryland Boxing Invitational, winning three of four bouts and creating a distinct presence in the arena of collegiate boxing, according to Coach Bobbi Scroggin.

  • Army looking at installations for pilot 'Net Zero' program

    Apr 6, 2011

    The Army will announce April 19, which posts have been selected to participate in the Pilot Army Net Zero Installation initiative, part of a program to conserve energy, water and waste worldwide.

  • Army gears up for large-scale network evaluations

    Apr 5, 2011

    As preparations for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation kick into high gear, Soldiers, engineers, combat developers and test officials are joining forces at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • New York Guard Soldiers train on WIN-T before Afghanistan mission

    Apr 5, 2011

    Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Yonkers-based 101st Signal Battalion are now ready to provide Army leaders with the latest in high-tech communications technology.

  • Newman's car will pay tribute to U.S. Army Reserve in Texas

    Apr 5, 2011

    Ryan Newman's No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet will pay tribute to the men and women of the Army Reserve in the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race April 9, at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Victim, general give personal insights into pain of sexual assault

    Apr 5, 2011

    When the keynote speaker for the Fort Hood Sexual Assault Awareness Month proclamation signing event was announced, polite applause followed her to the podium April 4, in the III Corps Headquarters. The mood in the room changed, however, as Spc. Patricia Fuentes began her remarks: "I'm the victim of a life-altering event. I was assaulted in 2007."

  • Army schedules RADical events for retirees

    Apr 5, 2011

    The Army has scheduled more than 50 Retiree Appreciation Days, or RADs, this year at communities around the world beginning in April and continuing into November.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Hertz Fellowship awarded to West Point electrical engineering cadet

    Apr 4, 2011

    West Point Class of 2011 Cadet Thomas Dean, an electrical engineering major, was named a Hertz Fellowship recipient March 31, by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

  • DoD to drop social security numbers from ID cards

    Apr 4, 2011

    Beginning June 1, Social Security numbers on military identification cards will begin to disappear, said Air Force Maj. Monica M. Matoush, a Pentagon spokeswoman.

  • Army Child of Year develops 'deployment kit'

    Apr 4, 2011

    April is "Month of the Military Child" and Kyle Hoeye, the 16-year-old child of Arizona National Guard Sgt. 1st Class James and Michaelena Hoey, was selected as this year's Army Child of the Year.

  • Top enlisted leaders share views with Congress

    Apr 1, 2011

    Improving housing and child care, giving better access to health care and education, and intervening earlier in high-risk behavior are areas the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps are focused on to maintain a high quality of life for servicemembers and their families, the services' most-senior enlisted leaders told Congress members yesterday.

  • VA makes progress to end veteran homelessness

    Apr 1, 2011

    They served their country in uniform -- many on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. And now that they've returned home and rejoined civilian life, an alarming number of veterans have found themselves on the streets and living under bridges.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts Army Pathfinder school

    Mar 31, 2011

    After a three-week course run by a Mobile Training Team from Fort Benning, Ga., 29 out of 80 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers who began the training can now call themselves Pathfinders.

  • 'King of the Hill 2' challenge

    Mar 30, 2011

    The sounds of cheers could be heard all throughout Starker gym as Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, applauded for their peers fighting inside the combatives octagon, March 24.

  • Hood Soldiers provide feedback on new technology at expo

    Mar 30, 2011

    More than 75 exhibitors gathered at Club Hood, March 28-29, giving Soldiers an inside look at the next generation of equipment and technology supporting Soldiers.

  • Torchlight Ceremony carried on at Fort Benning

    Mar 30, 2011

    A quarter-century-old Fort Knox, Ky., tradition has unfolded at Fort Benning, Ga., for the first time. The 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, staged its annual Torchlight Ceremony at dusk Sunday in Memorial Grove outside the unit's headquarters on Sand Hill.

  • DoD announces stationing of two Combat Aviation Brigades

    Mar 30, 2011

    The Department of Defense announced today the stationing of two Army combat aviation brigades.

  • CSA Change of Responsibility Ceremony to be webcast April 11

    Mar 29, 2011

    A Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the United States Army chief of staff is scheduled to take place April 11, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Summerall Field.

  • Troops to get priority Ten-Miler registration

    Mar 29, 2011

    Army Ten-Miler race officials have announced changes to the registration date and procedures for signing up to run in the 2011 race.

  • Record number of shooters attend Army Small Arms Championship

    Mar 29, 2011

    More than 300 Soldiers from across the Army descended on Fort Benning, Ga., March 19-28, to take part in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, the preeminent marksmanship training and competition event the military has to offer.

  • SHARP opens third phase of I. A.M. Strong campaign

    Mar 28, 2011

    The fourth annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit opened phase three of I. A.M. Strong's four-phase assault to eliminate sexual violence in the Army on March 28.

  • Vice Chief discusses relieving stress on force

    Mar 28, 2011

    Calling the need for Army aviation assets in Iraq and Afghanistan "almost unquenchable," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli met with media members here and discussed the Army's efforts to reduce stress on the force and its families.

  • DoD to offer child care improvements for geographically dispersed Soldiers, families

    Mar 28, 2011

    Building on the success of Army Child, Youth and School Services, DoD plans to launch an initiative this year to improve the quality and quantity of child care available for Reserve Component personnel and families living in areas not directly supported by a military installation child care system.

  • Study addresses suicide prevention efforts

    Mar 28, 2011

    A new study commissioned by the Defense Department affirms many of the suicide-prevention efforts being made within DoD and the military services and recommends ways to strengthen them.

  • Army North teams continue to assist military families returning from Japan

    Mar 28, 2011

    Military and civilian members of U. S. Army North took the lead in setting up three reception centers on the U.S. West Coast and one in Denver to assist nearly 4,000 military family members who voluntarily returned to the United States in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami March 11.

  • Servicemembers, civilians descend on missile range for Bataan memorial march

    Mar 27, 2011

    Servicemembers and civilians from all over the world converged on White Sands Missile Range for the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Last female officer retires from first coed West Point class

    Mar 27, 2011

    Col. Sylvia T. Moran, one of 118 women who entered West Point in 1976, joined the ranks of all the other class of her 1980 classmates who have since retired, with one exception - she is the last female officer to do so.

  • Soldiers battle cold at Army's northern warfare school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Soldiers at The Northern Warfare Training Center at Black Rapids Training Site south of Fort Greely, Alaska, learn how to survive, maneuver and fight in the these extreme conditions.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord powerlifter adds to record total

    Mar 25, 2011

    Retired Master Sgt. Leamon Woodley competed in the 2011 Washington State Powerlifting, Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Tumwater, Wash., March 5 and 6, and set two national records.

  • Casey gets sense of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal training progress at Fort Ril

    Mar 25, 2011

    The chief of staff of the Army visited Fort Riley March 24, to conduct sensing sessions for the repeal of the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

  • Fort Hood Soldiers, family members help search for missing Texas girl

    Mar 25, 2011

    Three months ago Hailey Dunn vanished from Colorado City, Texas, seemingly without a trace. Soldiers and spouses in the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Missile Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade have voluntarily made two 500-mile trips to help in the search.

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is currently conducting an Army-wide study of human physiology, called the U.S. Army Anthropometric Survey, or ANSUR II.

  • Casey: Wars have been catalyst for Army change

    Mar 25, 2011

    In a recent speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Army has changed the most of all the services.

  • 'Spice' now illegal

    Mar 24, 2011

    There's no more wiggle room for Soldiers who want to use marijuana substitutes like "Spice" or K2. New rules by both the Army and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency make at least one thing clear to Soldiers: Spice will burn you.

  • Missing for 70 years, 11 Army airmen return home

    Mar 24, 2011

    Eleven Army Air Force servicemembers, missing in action since Nov. 20, 1943, after they took off from Jackson Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea on an overwater mission, were finally laid to rest on American soil.

  • First CSMs selected under new system to take units this year

    Mar 24, 2011

    Under a new system taking effect later this year, commanders and command sergeants major will begin and end their assignments at the same time.

  • Military children need nation's support

    Mar 24, 2011

    Military children need the support not just of the Defense Department, but the "whole of nation" to ensure they're ready for the future, a DoD official said here today.

  • Army 'fusing' UAS sensors

    Mar 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army is testing prototypes of a new high-tech synchronization engine at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., which can combine video feeds and sensor data from multiple Unmanned Aircraft Systems on a single Ground Control Station, service officials said.

  • Survey looks into Army as Profession of Arms

    Mar 23, 2011

    A survey was released March 21, to thousands in the Army community asking them to take an introspective look at the service as a profession. Two-hundred thousand Soldiers, officers, warrant officers and civilians are receiving an e-mail message from the Army Chief of Staff to participate in the Profession of Arms survey.

  • Army shines light on TBI vision problems

    Mar 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army, with the support of the Vision Center of Excellence, launched a new Army Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation Initiative in February.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors ride with troops to promote motorcycle safety

    Mar 23, 2011

    About 300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers, sport bikes and custom choppers recently to take a 50-mile motorcycle mentorship ride dedicated to safety.

  • DoD Education Activity opens online preregistration for schools

    Mar 23, 2011

    Defense Department officials have launched an online preregistration application that's intended to help parents get an early start on enrolling their children in DoD schools.

  • Brain injuries: Recovery is possible

    Mar 22, 2011

    Many people have experienced the effects of a concussion at some point whether on the battlefield or at home, but unless the injury is severe, it can be difficult to determine if treatment is needed.

  • Army's first smart-charging micro grid unveiled

    Mar 22, 2011

    In efforts to provide a clean source of "green" power and control nearly any source of electrical power within an existing grid, Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, hosted a formal maile lei untying and demonstration of the Army's first-ever smart-charging micro grid, Friday, outside the garrison headquarters, here.

  • 1st Air Cav wraps up three months of high altitude training

    Mar 22, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, culminated three months of high altitude mountain environment training event at Fort Carson, Colo., March 15.

  • 'Fused Response' fosters partnership with Dominican forces

    Mar 22, 2011

    It was all about teamwork and communication during this year's Fused Response exercise, a U.S. and Dominican special operations forces military exercise, held from March 7-11 in Santo Domingo.

  • Medevac initiatives save lives in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2011

    New ambulances designed to negotiate Afghanistan's rough, narrow roads, kits that quickly convert standard combat vehicles for casualty evacuation and state-of-the-art field medical packages are improving battlefield medicine and saving lives, an official involved in developing and fielding the new equipment reported.

  • Congressional Fellowship Program accepting applications

    Mar 22, 2011

    Applications are now being accepted for Soldiers and Army civilians to apply for fellowship positions with members of the 113th Congress.

  • Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal government.

  • Minnesota dominates National Guard Combatives Tournament

    Mar 21, 2011

    Soldiers from the state of Minnesota were a dominating presence at the fourth annual Army National Guard Combatives Tournament March 19 and 20, where they took four first-place titles in addition to walking away with the overall team award.

  • Community gardens open in Fort Hood housing areas

    Mar 21, 2011

    Families from the Fort Hood Family Housing development, Comanche III, braved cool temperatures March 14, to take part in the grand opening of the community garden.

  • One Soldier's epic journey in pursuit of happiness

    Mar 21, 2011

    There was no turning back for the 22-year-old native son of Havana, Cuba, as he and three others paddled across the open sea on their tiny boat. Growing up in a country where military service is mandatory, the black market is a common source for staples, and listening to a radio station from the United States is taboo, this Cuban soldier wanted no more.

  • New York Army National Guard women are at home in the sky

    Mar 21, 2011

    The women who keep the New York Army National Guard flying found inspiration in the skies and on the ground.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • Historic McPherson may become scientific, residential community

    Mar 18, 2011

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  • Senate confirms Dempsey as Army chief of staff

    Mar 17, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate March 16 for assignment as the next chief of staff of the Army.

  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System helps separating Soldiers

    Mar 17, 2011

    The new Integrated Disability Evaluation System streamlines injured Soldiers' benefits. The program, set to begin within the next month, partners the Department of Defense with the Department of Veterans Affairs where responsibilities overlap.

  • Soldier writes children's book about helping restore Baghdad Zoo

    Mar 17, 2011

    Maj. William "Wes" Sumner and a small group of people helped save a large population of animals forgotten at the Baghdad Zoo. He recently published a children's book about it.

  • TBI rehab gets dose of persistence on Capitol Hill

    Mar 17, 2011

    Researchers, educators, family advocators and survivors of traumatic brain injury testified March 16 before the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, during what was dubbed "Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill."

  • Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

    Mar 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family members from the island Honshu to the designated "safe haven" of the United States.

  • Army leaders stress need for Ground Combat Vehicle

    Mar 16, 2011

    Army leaders told members of Congress March 9 that the service needs a new, next-generation Ground Combat Vehicle able to accommodate new technologies as they emerge, defend against a wide range of current and future threats and deliver a full nine-man squad under armor into the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Army hits bull's eye with NCAA

    Mar 16, 2011

    The NCAA Rifle Championships usually have the U.S. Military Academy team competing, but this year there was a lot more Army flavor.

  • Chemical Corps tests new equipment

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers field-tested the newest equipment for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance during an exercise Feb. 28 - March 4 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Initial review of survey data indicates high satisfaction with Army life

    Mar 16, 2011

    Data from the 2010 Survey of Army Families indicates an increased satisfaction with military life, despite of the current operational tempo, according to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials. The survey was based on a random selection of civilian spouses of active-duty Army Soldiers, chosen to represent the Army as a whole.

  • Send out Ravens, save Soldiers

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the 41st Fires Brigade, re-certified on the Army's smallest unmanned aerial vehicle, the Raven RQ-11B.

  • US ambassador issues message to Americans in Japan

    Mar 16, 2011

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos today issued a message to Americans living there to bring them up to date on the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island nation last week.

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