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  • Olympic Opening Ceremony celebrates "One World, One Dream"

    Aug 12, 2008

    The elaborate Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad featured a display of ChinaAca,!a,,cs long and distinguished history and culture intertwined with the Aca,!A"One World, One DreamAca,!A? theme of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

  • Warfighting Conference

    Aug 12, 2008

    Highlights from the 2008 Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach.

  • Dwindling Down

    Aug 11, 2008

    The end is near for Guardsmen battling the fires in California.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Soldiers Return

    Aug 8, 2008

    The 316th Army Reserve is welcomed home at a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes.

  • Everglades Research

    Aug 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is going back to basics with a research project that shows great potential in South Florida.

  • Clarity through Blindness

    Aug 7, 2008

    Army Times 2007 Soldier of the Year talks about how being blind has helped him see.

  • Butterfly Tour

    Aug 5, 2008

    A rare insect finds refuge within the fence line of a military installation.

  • Paratroopers awe crowd attending Kup's Purple Heart Cruise at Chicago's Navy Pier

    Aug 4, 2008

  • Making History Again

    Aug 4, 2008

    A team of engineers recreates the Wright Brothers' 1908 Flyer. It's set to be on display at Fort Myer.

  • Renovations on Surinamese clinic a success

    Aug 1, 2008

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Suriname citizens may not recognize the De Nieuwe Grond Clinic thanks to South Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers' involvement in Beyond the Horizon 2008, a humanitarian and civic-assistance operation planned and led by U.S. Army South. A closing ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 30, at the clinic in Wanica, Suriname to commemorate the successful completion of all the engineer projects that were conducted as a part of BTH08.

  • Ways to Save

    Aug 1, 2008

    USAA Financial Planner Practitioner gives advice to Soldiers and their Families on how to save money.

  • Soldier of the Year

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers in the National Capital region compete for a spot at the Soldier/NCO of the Year competition in September.

  • 'New Horizons' aviators supporting humanitarian missions in Peru

    Jul 31, 2008

    New Horizons Peru-2008 includes the construction of t two schools, three clinics, and two waters wells, as well as nine medical missions, and CH-47 Chinooks are providing support.

  • Online Language Guides

    Jul 31, 2008

    The Defense Language Institute now provides a Website with language guides.

  • Kissimmee River Restoration

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is restoring an ecosystem that stretches 9000 square miles in Florida.

  • Working Together

    Jul 30, 2008

    Soldiers and Sailors join together for this year's Joint Logistics over the Shore operation in Camp Pendleton, CA.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Jul 30, 2008

    In an exclusive interview, our Gail McCabe speaks with the Army's second highest ranking civilian.

  • Friendly Neighbors

    Jul 29, 2008

    Louisiana National Guardsmen provide support to local New Orleans residents during daily operations aimed to help the New Orleans Police Department.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army leaders from around the world meet in Atlanta, GA for the 2008 Land Forces Symposium. Gail McCabe reports.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration

    Jul 28, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Colombia hosts 2008 Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference

    Jul 28, 2008

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Only weeks after a dramatic hostage recovery operation that freed three U.S. military contractors, former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, and 11 other Colombians, the Colombian Army played host to the 2008 Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference, July 21-25 , in Bogota.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Brazilian delegation visits Beyond the Horizon 2008 - Suriname

    Jul 28, 2008

    AYOKO KAZERNE, Suriname - A delegation of Brazilian military officials received an operational overview of the Beyond the Horizons 2008 - Suriname exercise from U.S. Army South organizers July 19-21 at the Ayoko Kazerne Base Camp to familiarize themselves with humanitarian operations being conducted throughout the country.

  • Texas Guard helps South Texas victims

    Jul 25, 2008

    A look at efforts by the Texas National Guard in response to devastation caused by Hurricane Dolly on the South Texas Gulf Coast. The story focuses on efforts by Strike Force 3, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from New Braunfels, Texas.

  • Keeping tradition alive: Annual tribal trip lands at Fort Lewis

    Jul 25, 2008

    Representatives from local tribal canoe families landed on Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Solo Point July 15 during their annual tribal journeys which will take them all the way into Canada. Seven canoes from several local tribes, including the Cowlitz, the Chehalis and the Puyallup; came ashore after pulling from Squaxin Island that morning. Fort Lewis officials work closely with the tribe to help facilitate keeping those traditions alive, also, said Bret Ruby, Fort LewisAca,!a,,c cultural resources manager. Aca,!A"A lot of people donAca,!a,,ct realize that Fort Lewis sits squarely in the heart of the tribeAca,!a,,cs traditional homeland, and many of the tribeAca,!a,,cs most sacred places are found on lands that are now within the boundaries of Fort Lewis,Aca,!A? Ruby said. Aca,!A"Solo Point is one of those very sacred places.Aca,!A?

  • Bold Quest Plus aims to cut 'fog of war'

    Jul 25, 2008

    A coalition team providing humanitarian assistance to a war-torn village receives heavy sniper fire from a nearby building where friendly forces were patrolling earlier.

  • Tropical Storm Dolly

    Jul 25, 2008

    National Guard troops in Texas for Hurricane Dolly.

  • Veterans of Integration

    Jul 25, 2008

    On the 60th anniversary of integration of Armed Forces, veterans who served during that period take a look back.

  • Dental Specialists Learn Chair-Side Skills At Fort Sam

    Jul 24, 2008

    Going to the dentist can be an anxiety-ridden experience, particularly when there is a potential root canal or cavity. However, dental assistants are there serving on the frontlines of the dental office, there to greet the patients and help relieve their dental-related fears.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 2

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • National Guard Indy Car

    Jul 24, 2008

    The new #4 National Guard Indy Car propels National Guard recruiting into another sport.

  • "Greywolf" troops scan the sky for resupply

    Jul 23, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" A small group of military vehicles sat in a large field, thick with tall grass. In the distance, a humvee slowly made its way over the rough terrain toward the group.

  • 60th Anniversary Integration - 1

    Jul 23, 2008

    Army celebrates 60 years of an integrated force.

  • Integrated Force

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Army celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Integration. Drill Sergeant Lawrence Bessey tells how Basic Trainees benefit from diversity.

  • 301st Military Intelligence Bn. makes wedding day memorable

    Jul 22, 2008

    When most Soldiers find out their unit is being mobilized and will soon deploy, all-important life plans are put on hold. When a wedding is one of those events, some couples head to the courthouse for an uneventful exchange of vows with a justice of the peace, and then they return the next day or week with wedding rings and simply Aca,!A"drive on,Aca,!A? as the Army saying goes.

  • Fort Irwin NTC

    Jul 22, 2008

    Tech. Sgt. Dwight Hawkins was at Fort Irwin as Soldiers prepared for an upcoming deployment.

  • Joining Together

    Jul 22, 2008

    El Paso, Texas, joined the growing number of American cities to strengthen its commitment to Soldiers.

  • Integrated Forces

    Jul 21, 2008

    Under Secretary of the Army reflects on 60th anniversary of Integrated Force.

  • Mercedes Wild

    Jul 21, 2008

    Sixty years after the Berlin Airlift, Mercedes Wild sits down with Spc. Cody Wilson as she tells the tale of her 'Chocolate Uncle.'

  • General Macomb Reburial

    Jul 18, 2008

    Gen. Alexander Macomb, former Chief of the U.S. Army, is laid to rest for the second time.

  • Children Welcome

    Jul 17, 2008

    The new Child Development Center on Fort Myer opens its doors to children of the Military community.

  • Reserve Soldiers Compete

    Jul 16, 2008

    Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.

  • Memorial March

    Jul 15, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard memorial march.

  • Warrior Transition Units

    Jul 15, 2008

    Recruitment for WTU.

  • Sexual Assault Prevntion

    Jul 11, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren attends annual training for sexual harassment and assault prevention at the Pentagon.

  • TOG Homecoming

    Jul 10, 2008

    Old Guard Soldiers return from Horn of Africa deployment.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers Celebrate Independence Day

    Jul 9, 2008

  • It's on FI-YA!

    Jul 9, 2008

    California National Guard provides air support to combat wildfires.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Jul 8, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noland and Staff Sgt. Herbert Thompson are named Reserve and Active Component Drill Sergeants of the Year. Dave Annarino was there for the competition.

  • Waivers Standards

    Jul 8, 2008

    The Department of Defense standardizes its waiver policy; four Brigade Combat Teams set to deploy to Iraq.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions

    Jul 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army's Greatest Inventions awards program which is dedicated to recognizing the best technology solutions for the Soldier. Winners are selected based upon their impact on Army capabilities (breath of use and magnitude of improvement over existing systems), inventiveness and potential benefit outside the Army.

  • Service Members help celebrate Independence Day at Hinsdale Parade

    Jul 7, 2008

  • Troops celebrate Independence Day with Chicago White SoxA,A

    Jul 7, 2008

    More than 150 members of America's armed forces and their guests celebrated Independence Day with the Chicago White Sox by participating in an on-field pre-game parade and recognition ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field Friday.

  • Warrior Transition Units

    Jul 7, 2008

    Warrior Transition Units are turning out to be victims of their own successes.

  • Everglades Restoration

    Jul 7, 2008

    The largest environmental restoration effort in history is underway. One U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project is the first step in Everglades rehab.

  • Public statement by Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell

    Jul 5, 2008

    A public statement by Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell, who were rescued July 2 after five and a half years of captivity by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC). They are currently at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Guard/Missouri Floods

    Jul 3, 2008

    More than 600 members of the Missouri National Guard remain deployed in communities along the Mississippi River.

  • Slice of Home

    Jul 3, 2008

    Pizza for Patriots Father and Son duo ship out more than 2,000 pizzas to deployed troops.

  • All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 3, 2008

    Marking the 35th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force at the Pentagon.

  • All-Volunteer Force

    Jul 2, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey enlists Recruits and re-enlists Soldiers in Honor of the 35th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force.

  • Abizaid Challenges

    Jul 2, 2008

    He no longer wears the uniform, but remains one of the pre-eminent military experts on the middle east. Gail McCabe talks to former U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, Retired Gen. John Abizaid.

  • 35 Years of Your Choice

    Jul 1, 2008

    July 1st marks the 35th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Army.

  • Sears Holdings Corporation signs statement of support for military

    Jul 1, 2008

  • SFC Jamie Buckley performs at Country USA in Oshkosh, WI.

    Jun 30, 2008

    Sergeant First Class Jamie Buckley performed at Country USA, a three-day music festival in Oshkosh, Wi., 28 June. Following SFC Buckley's performance, over 100 future service members from all branches of service recited their oath of enlistment on the main stage. Brig. Gen Jeffrey E. Phillips, Deputy Chief of Army Public Affairs, administered the oath of enlistment to the future volunteers.

  • E-cyber Mission National Competition

    Jun 27, 2008

    Student finalists attend the national judging event for the Army-sponsored science fair E-cyber Mission.

  • Army Inventions

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Army recognizes its Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2007.

  • Sears Holding Corporation signs Statement of Support for National Guard and Reserve

    Jun 25, 2008

  • Easy Rider

    Jun 25, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center unveiled the New Patient Evacuation Vehicle to the Public.

  • Mississippi National Guard

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Mississippi National Guard adds two lightweight UH72A Lakota Helicopters to its arsenal.

  • VA Welcomes Vets

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Washington, D.C. VA welcomed 1200 returning vets in a 'Welcome Home Celebration.'

  • Army Environmental Commander Visits Big Isle's Pohakuloa Training Area

    Jun 24, 2008

    Col. Michael O'Keefe, commander, U.S. Army Environmental Command, visited Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), June 6. O'Keefe's visit was an essential part of his U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI), itinerary.

  • Army Spouse Overcomes Adversity, Sets Sights on Olympics

    Jun 24, 2008

    In the sultry, harmonious melody of the blues, Eric Clapton once sang, Aca,!A"Nobody knows you when youAca,!a,,cre down and out.Aca,!A? Adriane Stone knows this feeling firsthand.

  • Oahu's jewels of the forest fight for survival

    Jun 23, 2008

    The day started off with the loud Aca,!A"whoosh, whoosh, whooshAca,!A? of the rotors as the helicopter flew down to the landing zone, the powerful blades mesmerizing and menacing as they whipped weeds and debris into a frenzy Aca,!" a testament to human invention.

  • 17 countries participate in Fuerzas Comando at Camp Bullis

    Jun 19, 2008

    Security forces from 17 countries are participating in a Special Operations Forces team skill competition called Fuerzas Comando, hosted by U.S. Southern Command, June 19 to 26 at Camp Bullis.

  • Wounded Warriors win highest Georgia broadcasters recognition

    Jun 19, 2008

    Men and women in uniform were recognized as Georgians of the Year at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention June 6 at the Marietta Conference Center and Resort in Marietta, Ga.

  • Rock Art

    Jun 18, 2008

    Army officials protect artifacts from thousands of years ago.

  • Wounded Warriors Sports Program

    Jun 18, 2008

    Cowboy-Soldier Spc. Jake Lowery lost an eye and suffered massive head injures in Iraq a year ago but helped launch the Army's Wounded Warrior Sports Program last month.

  • Peacekeeping Operation North 2008

    Jun 18, 2008

    Pictures of PKO North 08, a multinational command post peacekeeping exercise held in Managua, Nicaragua June 10-20.

  • U.S. Army South hosts Conference of American Armies in San Antonio

    Jun 17, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South played host last week to the Conference of American Armies, an organization of 20 member armies, five observer armies and two international military organizations that seeks to promote cohesion, improve hemispheric security and strengthen inter-American friendships on an army-to-army basis.

  • Welcome Home to Veterans

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Washington, D.C. VA Medical center hosts a welcome-home celebration for 1200 veterans.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reads to Students

    Jun 17, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army reads 'Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!' to students at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Future Combat Systems

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army displayed the latest technology at the National Mall. The event shows the progress that our military is making and that the future is now.

  • Nicaragua hosts multinational peacekeeping exercise, "PKO North"

    Jun 17, 2008

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (June 11, 2008) - Military and civilian officials representing 22 countries from Latin America and the CaribbeanAca,!"along with regional and international organizations such as the United Nations, the Conference of American Armies, Organization of American States, Conference of Central American Armed ForcesAca,!"met in Managua, Nicaragua this week to participate in the annual multinational exercise Peace Keeping Operation North (PKO-North).

  • Army Birthday Cake

    Jun 16, 2008

    Soldiers make the Army Birthday Cake at the Pentagon. It's six feet long and weighs 250 pounds.

  • Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    Army marks 233rd birthday at the Pentagon. Crystal Park reports.

  • Geraldo Rivera and The Golden Knights help celebrate Army Birthday in Chicago

    Jun 14, 2008

    Geraldo Rivera, host of FOX News show, Geraldo at Large, marched along side U.S. Army permeir parachute team, The Golden Knights, and Chicago-land Soldiers during the 43rd Puerto Rican Day parade in Chicago, IL, Saturday, June 14, 2008. The Puerto Rican Day parade was one of many events in which Soldiers participated to celebrate Army Birthday in the Chicago-land area.

  • Chief of Staff Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey reads 'Happy Birthday, U.S. Army!' to children at Fort Belvoir's Child Development Center as part of Army birthday festivities.

  • Capitol Hill Cake Cutting

    Jun 12, 2008

    Capitol Hill cake cutting and reception. Includes sound bite from Sgt. Major of the Army Preston.

  • Napa Valley Flood Control

    Jun 11, 2008

    For the first time in 150 years Napa residents can walk the river promenade. USACE joined forces with local agencies to construct a community friendly flood control system. Mary Cochran was at the opening ceremony.

  • Celebrating the Army Birthday with SecArmy Geren

    Jun 11, 2008

    This week the Army celebrates its 233rd birthday. SecArmy Pete Geren says the sacrifice soldiers make for our country is the strength of our nation.

  • Geren Book Reading

    Jun 10, 2008

    SecArmy Geren reads 'Happy Birthday U.S. Army' to children at Fort Myer CDC. Crystal Park reports.

  • Army Appreciation Day

    Jun 10, 2008

    Soldiers at Washington Nationals baseball game for Army appreciation day.

  • Guard Begins Training with 'Different Kind of Party'

    Jun 10, 2008

    Like a G.I. party to clean up the barracks, the quartering party for the 2008 annual training here, June 9, had nothing to do with beer and barbeque.

  • Ear Infections

    Jun 9, 2008

    Army medical teams help treat residents of San Pedro Sula, Honduras with life-threatening ear infections.

  • Memorial Day Observance and Parade in Chicago

    May 26, 2008

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. served as Grand Marshal for the city of Chicago's 2008 Memorial Day observance and parade.

  • Operation Iguana Voladora

    May 15, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers were among the more than 130 international paratroopers in Operation Iguana Voladora in Honduras which showcased the capabilities of JTB-Bravo.

  • 'Unified Quest' on Persistent Conflict

    May 12, 2008

    Unified Quest 2008 is the Army Chief of Staff's capstone exercise to explore the Era of Persistent Conflict. Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Lt. Col. Tony Garner, deputy director of the Future Warfare Division of ARCIC, talk with the TRADOC News Service about Unified Quest 2008 that is focused on building partnership capacity.

  • Wounded Warrior Fishing

    May 12, 2008

    Some 150 Wounded Warriors spent the day fishing in the Texas Gulf Coast. All costs of travel and lodging were paid for by private contributions. Sgt. Scott Malone reports.

  • Land Forces Symposium

    May 9, 2008

    Lt. Gen. James Lovelace, ARCENT, and others' views on the Land Forces Symposium, where differences and similarities are crucial components. Gail McCabe reports.

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