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  • 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.

  • Army Emergency Relief campaign underway

    Mar 15, 2011

    The annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign began March 1 and continues through May 15, with several new categories of assistance available for Soldiers this year.

  • Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology

    Mar 15, 2011

    Picatinny recently received a patent for a realistic video game that simulates combat environments and uses the same controls as actual robots to safely train Soldiers how to detonate improvised explosive devices.

  • Army aims to streamline equipment testing

    Mar 15, 2011

    The Army's Test and Evaluation Command is seeking to harvest efficiencies in time and money by taking a hard look at the 1,100 tests it has ongoing every day around the world.

  • Arlington burial planned for last Aca,!EoedoughboyAca,!a,,c Frank Buckles

    Mar 15, 2011

    America will pay its respects to its last World War I veteran March 15, as former Army Cpl. Frank Buckles is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • America pays final respects to last WWI veteran

    Mar 15, 2011

    Hundreds of visitors to Arlington National Cemetery filed through the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel here to pay respects to America's last "Doughboy."

  • 'Vibrant Response' tests emergency aid

    Mar 14, 2011

    A simulated nuclear bomb is detonated in Louisville, Ky., and a local community is portrayed as being torn apart in the aftermath of the explosion as part of a coordinated exercise with multiple governmental agencies.

  • Defense Department makes 'great strides' in brain-injury care

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Defense Department is making great strides in the field of traumatic brain injury that will benefit not only the department, but also its global and civilian partners, a traumatic brain injury expert said today.

  • PEO Ammo picks up 155mm Lightweight Howitzer program

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition has expanded to add towed artillery systems to the growing list of products that it manages for the military.

  • US forces provide relief aid to Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11.

  • Army's new PRT comes to National Training Center

    Mar 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Army Physical Fitness School came to Fort Irwin, Calif., to train NTC Soldiers on the proper procedures to conduct the Army's new Physical Readiness Program.

  • Army unveils Project PASS, Junior Leadership Corps

    Mar 11, 2011

    Against a backdrop of banners, students and a crowd of several hundred people, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and other national leaders officially unveiled Project PASS.

  • Pentagon Claims Top Award at Fort Lee Culinary Competition

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., concludes with an award ceremony in which the Pentagon team was named Installation of the Year

  • Hiring Heroes Career Fair offers job opportunities for wounded warriors, spouses

    Mar 11, 2011

    About 40 employers were on hand March 8, for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club.

  • Therapy dogs helping with more than PTSD, TBI

    Mar 11, 2011

    Launched just eight months ago, Veterans Moving Forward vows to provide service dogs, at no cost, to veterans with physical and mental health challenges, including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Blackhorse Troopers take plunge into Pre-Ranger course

    Mar 10, 2011

    11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Blackhorse Troopers participate in a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course at Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 28-March 2.

  • Army Emergency Relief: Helping Army take care of its own

    Mar 10, 2011

    Spc. Joseph Morris was fresh out of basic training in September 2008 and was on orders to Fort Hood for his first duty assignment. But there was a problem. He wasn't getting paid.

  • Lawrence takes helm as Army chief information officer

    Mar 9, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence became the Army's new chief information officer/G-6, March 3, and has also been confirmed for a third star which she will pin on later this month.

  • New culinary training extension opens at Fort Lee

    Mar 9, 2011

    Featuring modern classrooms and state-of-the-art cooking and baking labs, a new building extension for the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence was officially opened at Fort Lee, Va., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

  • West Point Class of 2014 Cadets conduct research on own sleep habits

    Mar 9, 2011

    West Point psychology students study information in the text nightly, and the next day they apply what they learned to hypothetical leadership problems generated by their combat-experienced instructors.

  • 11 examples of sustainable solutions for installations

    Mar 9, 2011

    U.S. Army installations frequently focus on improving energy efficiency, water usage and waste management practices in an effort become more sustainable to meet future military mission requirements.

  • Army astronaut discusses space, physics with West Point cadets

    Mar 9, 2011

    Col. Timothy J. Creamer, Army astronaut, flight engineer and former assistant professor in the West Point Physics Department (1992-95) spoke with cadets March 3, in Robinson Auditorium, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., about what it was like living for more than five months aboard the International Space Station.

  • Smartphones combine with tactical radios to boost ground troops

    Mar 9, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division communicated via voice, data and images as they swarmed a mock village to capture a high value target. Information traveled rapidly up and down the chain of command through a cutting-edge combination of smartphones plugged into tactical radios.

  • Instructors strive for realism at civilian pre-deployment course

    Mar 9, 2011

    Rory Aylward and the instructors at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center have just 11 days to ready civilians for the realities of work and life in austere conditions and under the stressors of war.

  • Army growing contingency contracting ranks

    Mar 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army is continuing to expand its ranks of contingency contracting officers and noncommissioned officers tasked with providing forward contracting support to ongoing war zone and humanitarian missions worldwide.

  • Battlefield to boardroom: Corporate execs mentor troops

    Mar 8, 2011

    Twenty-nine companies are now participating in the American Corporate Partners program to mentor veterans and help them transition to become the next wave of corporate leaders.

  • Military chefs soup up skills at culinary competition

    Mar 8, 2011

    It's not likely what's being cooked up at Fort Lee, Va., will ever show up on the menu in a Dining Facility downrange, but the Soldiers manning the skillets there will go, and when they do, they'll take with them the skills they've demonstrated here.

  • CSA recognizes Army's premiere ceremonial unit

    Mar 8, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. personally recognized more than 350 Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), March 7, 2011 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Panel says rescind policy on women in combat

    Mar 8, 2011

    A commission established to study diversity among military leaders is recommending that the Defense Department rescind its policy that prevents women from being assigned to ground combat units below the brigade level.

  • Commission recommends women be allowed in combat arms

    Mar 8, 2011

    A report released to the president and Congress Monday, recommends 20 changes in the way the military facilitates diversity, and suggests gender barriers be lifted on all career fields.

  • Man's best friend helps Soldiers cope with experiences

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Casey: Guard very different from 30 years ago

    Mar 7, 2011

    Every Guard brigade has deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, and more than 300,000 Guardsmen have deployed in this war, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said Feb. 28.

  • Staying Army strong: Littlest Soldier receives biggest wish

    Mar 4, 2011

    Forty Soldiers surprise a struggling 9-year-old boy with a special birthday at the "Castle of Good Dreams."

  • Olympic hopeful breaks personal-best mark in hammer throwing on national stage

    Mar 4, 2011

    Maj. Mike Mai, commander of the 9th Financial Management Company and a nationally ranked weight and hammer thrower, recently set a new personal record in the weight throw at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, and has his eye on the Olympics for the hammer throw in 2012.

  • Army pursues better buying power

    Mar 4, 2011

    The Army's better buying power - the ability to acquire better weapons systems and capabilities at lower prices - starts with the acquisition professionals who sign defense contracts.

  • Shadow defies gravity with success

    Mar 4, 2011

    An unmanned aircraft system in the Army's fleet today is defying gravity, soaring ever higher in performance and zooming down on cost.

  • Resolution celebrates women serving in defense

    Mar 4, 2011

    Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the Department of Defense, was presented with a joint Congressional resolution March 3, honoring the service of women in the armed forces.

  • Deadline to claim Stop-Loss pay extended

    Mar 4, 2011

    The deadline to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to March 18.

  • Fort Sam Houston begins fueling Soldier Athletes

    Mar 4, 2011

    Since its inception the Army has prided itself on transforming everyday civilians into Army Strong Soldiers. Now it seeks to transform its Soldiers into something more: Soldier Athletes.

  • President signs continuing resolution, extends 'Stop Loss' deadline

    Mar 4, 2011

    Extending the continuing resolution also means that servicemembers and veterans have until March 18 to file for 'stop-loss' funds if their service was involuntarily extended between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009.

  • Dempsey pledges as CSA to serve Soldiers every day

    Mar 3, 2011

    Soldiers expect their leaders to provide them with the tools they need to do their jobs, something the general nominated as the next Army chief of staff says he'll focus on every day.

  • Pathfinder students take on night mass tactical jump

    Mar 3, 2011

    One hundred paratroopers, including 26 U.S. Army Pathfinder School students, participated in a night mass tactical airborne jump Wednesday at Fort Benning.

  • Manning faces more charges for classified leaks

    Mar 3, 2011

    After seven months of additional investigation, the U.S. Army has charged Pfc. Bradley E. Manning with 22 additional charges.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim battles bulge to go on active duty

    Mar 3, 2011

    Spc. Logan Burnett, a Soldier who was shot three times Nov. 5, 2009, has overcome many of his medical issues, but is fighting hard to lose weight and show the Army he is "lean, mean and ready to fight."

  • Army to Congress: FY 12 budget to sustain balance

    Mar 2, 2011

    For years the Army's chief of staff has said the service was "out of balance," but he believes next year's budget request will keep it on the right footing after 10 years of war.

  • Final day to claim Retro Stop-Loss pay: March 4

    Mar 2, 2011

    Soldiers, veterans and legally designated beneficiaries held under Stop-Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 may qualify for $500 for each month held in a Stop-Loss status.

  • Army Community Service to employ pilot transformation

    Mar 2, 2011

    Warner Barracks in Germany is one of 22 pilot sites selected to assess a new service-delivery design within Army Community Service that may overhaul the way ACS collectively operates.

  • PT test gets overhaul

    Mar 2, 2011

    For the first time since 1980, the Army Physical Fitness Test is being overhauled, and may be replaced by both the Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test.

  • Benning female Soldiers test new Women's Army Combat Uniform

    Mar 2, 2011

    One hundred and fifty female Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, received two sets of the Women's Army Combat Uniform at the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion's headquarters on Kelley Hill, Feb. 23.

  • Army, industry partners discuss efficiencies

    Mar 1, 2011

    U.S. Army leaders and their industry counterparts agreed that they can work together to increase productivity and help identify areas of economic efficiency and cost savings in an era of constrained resources.

  • Westphal addresses budget cuts, balance

    Mar 1, 2011

    Becoming more efficient and innovative will be key to the Army's future as the service gradually downsizes end-strength between 2013 and 2015, said it's chief management officer Feb. 24.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 1, 2011

    The Army's 14th sergeant major of Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon.

  • Army to field network 'capability sets'

    Mar 1, 2011

    Over the past year, the Army has developed a holistic network strategy that fundamentally changes how network technologies are integrated and deployed, said Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Preston retires after record SMA stint

    Mar 1, 2011

    The 13th sergeant major of the Army retired today after having served more than seven years -- the longest term for the position since its inception in 1966.

  • Culinary contest opens with Chef of Year showdown

    Mar 1, 2011

    The first event of the 2011 Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., featured 27 competitors vying for the Armed Forces Chef of the Year title.

  • Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to launch troop-support campaign

    Mar 1, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, plan to launch a campaign next month that's designed to rally citizens, businesses and nonprofit organizations to provide support for U.S. servicemembers and their families.

  • Soldiers to receive new precision mortar round

    Feb 28, 2011

    Early next month U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan will receive a first-of-its kind, GPS-guided 120mm mortar munition that can pinpoint targets at ranges up to 6,300 meters, service officials said.

  • Smartphones for all 'makes sense in long run'

    Feb 28, 2011

    It's not written in stone that every Soldier will get an Android phone or an iPhone -- but it signs are pointing to it.

  • Medics train to save, deliver babies in austure conditions

    Feb 28, 2011

    Some Soldiers and family members have the luxury of having a child delivered in the comforts of a home or hospital. However, other unlucky individuals can only hope to give birth in a structure with a roof and four walls.

  • TRADOC revises Army Physical Fitness Test

    Feb 28, 2011

    Army Training and Doctrine Command has driven the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS) to revise not only how the Army conducts physical training, but also how it will evaluate a Soldier's physical capability.

  • 3rd Special Forces Group Soldiers receive valor awards

    Feb 28, 2011

    Thirty-seven Soldiers from the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) received awards for their valor on the battlefield while serving in Afghanistan.

  • Last WWI veteran dies

    Feb 28, 2011

    America's last known World War I veteran, Cpl. Frank Buckles, died Sunday at the age of 110.

  • Battling cold, conquering mountains in Alaska

    Feb 25, 2011

    Soldiers like Staff Sgt. Paul Willey, an instructor at the Army's Northern Warfare Training Center in Alaska, prepare Soldiers for the harsh conditions they may face in the rugged and unforgiving mountains of Afghanistan.

  • Gates challenges cadets to change Army culture

    Feb 25, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told cadets here that they must continue changing the culture of the Army to ensure the service can handle the challenges facing America.

  • Fort Riley fighters go 5-0 at UFF event

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Riley wasn't a very cordial host to its visitors during the post's first mixed martial arts event. All five Fort Riley fighters who competed in the 11-fight event sent their opponents home with a loss.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares his story of serving with distinction

    Feb 25, 2011

    James Sheppard was one of the men selected to be a part of the experimental group that came to be known as the Tuskegee Airmen. He was invited by the local chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Institute, with support from the African American Heritage Month committee, to share his story Feb. 17, here.

  • Managing transitions, profession highlighted in CSA-select speech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed steps needed to manage transitions and how industry can contribute during his keynote speech at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium here, today.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers 'cowboy up' at K-state rodeo

    Feb 25, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division traded in their combat boots and berets for cowboy hats and boots for the 55th Annual Kansas State University Collegiate Rodeo, Feb. 20.

  • Army Hammer-thrower to compete in 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Feb 24, 2011

    The thought of standing in the middle of a packed stadium and listening to the roar of cheering fans is not an uncommon fantasy. Maj. Mike Mai has actually been there.

  • Army wants to develop Soldier as decisive weapon

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Army needs to continue investing in and developing new technologies which help make Soldiers themselves a decisive weapon in combat, service leaders told hundreds of industry and military attendees here, Feb. 23, at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium.

  • Retired officer reaches goal of climbing world's 7 highest peaks

    Feb 24, 2011

    Having summitted the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents - each on the first attempt - retired Air Force Col. Steve Giesecke has been everywhere from the equatorial jungles of Indonesia to the ice sheets of Antarctica.

  • AUSA winter symposium focuses on technology

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare launched its 2011 Winter Symposium and Exposition here, yesterday, with panels and speakers focusing on emerging technologies.

  • Paratroopers get back to basics with JOAX

    Feb 24, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and two of its brigade combat teams conducted a Joint Operations Access Exercise, or JOAX, Feb. 8-16, to test their ability to jump into a hostile environment and conduct combat operations.

  • Federal agencies learn benefits of hiring wounded veterans

    Feb 24, 2011

    Hiring representatives from two dozen federal agencies gathered Feb. 23, at Fort Belvoir, Va., for a two-day event designed in part to help them meet new requirements to increase hiring of veterans and disabled Americans.

  • Cobb makes NASCAR history in 'Driven 2 Honor' debut

    Feb 23, 2011

    Jennifer Jo Cobb posted the highest finish by a female in NASCAR truck-racing history while debuting her "Driven 2 Honor" Ford at Daytona International Speedway, Fla., and treating two female servicemembers to a VIP weekend.

  • Atlanta ceremony recognizes R&R contributors

    Feb 23, 2011

    During a ceremony at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Feb. 17, military officials recognized several organizations that support the Rest and Recuperation leave program.

  • Army announces 2011 Warrior Games team

    Feb 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Warrior Transition Command has announced the selection of wounded-warrior athletes who will represent the Army at the 2011 Warrior Games, May 16-21, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • SMA Preston reflects on Army's growth

    Feb 22, 2011

    As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston prepares to step down March 1 as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, he attended a final bloggers roundtable Feb. 17 to reflect on the Army's changes during his tenure.

  • Employees writing on the walls' Not a problem

    Feb 22, 2011

    One Tobyhanna organization sees the writing on the wall when it comes to cutting overhead costs and improving efficiency.

  • House, Freakley reaffirm Army's sponsorship of motorsports teams

    Feb 22, 2011

    On the day the House voted 281-148 to allow the U.S Army to continue its NASCAR sponsorship, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley explained the importance of the relationship to the media at Daytona International Speedway, Fla.

  • Wiesbaden daughters welcome home their fathers by 'Dancing with Daddy'

    Feb 22, 2011

    Girls from across the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden put a spin on their fathers' welcome home celebrations. They also added a few dips, twists, turns and squeals. A,A

  • Leaders outline improved health care services

    Feb 22, 2011

    The Defense Department has taken a number of recent steps to improve health care and family support services for military members and their families, the department's two top leaders told a Senate panel yesterday.

  • Guard, Reserve family readiness groups honored at Pentagon

    Feb 22, 2011

    Unit family readiness group members, representing all of the military Reserve components, were recognized during a ceremony at the Pentagon today, in recognition of their outstanding family support programs.

  • New helicopter on Army horizon

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Brain experts meet to further Soldier head protection

    Feb 17, 2011

    Soldiers can have some of the same brain damage as boxers, according to one researcher who presented at the Soldier Protective Conference.

  • Registration open for 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 17, 2011

    It is time to start preparing for the 2011 Bataan Memorial Death March to be conducted March 27, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Science chief charts future technologies

    Feb 17, 2011

    The United States needs a stronger, more vibrant and reshaped defense industrial base, said Zack Lemnios, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. The nation must understand what lies ahead for science and technology and where to make investments.

  • Army special ops continues to grow, increase optempo

    Feb 17, 2011

    Army Special Operations Command has more than doubled its manpower since Sept. 11, 2001, and according to its deputy commander, mission requirements and operations tempo will continue on an upward glide path.

  • Military children spend a day on deployment with ACS

    Feb 17, 2011

    During a day-long mock deployment Fort Hood children learned about Iraq and Afghanistan, went through a mock Soldier readiness processing where they received shots and eye examinations, tried on tactical gear, ate a Soldier-appropriate Jlunch and went on a road march.

  • Gates tells Congress funding cuts would cause crisis

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Defense Department would face a crisis if it's forced to continue operating under a continuing resolution or doesn't receive the funding it needs, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress today.

  • Army Reserve breaks ground on new facility

    Feb 16, 2011

    Construction of the new $19.6 million facility for the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve officially began at Fort Belvoir, Va., Monday, with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

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