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  • 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.

  • Soldiers volunteer for Extreme Makeover project

    Jul 15, 2011

    Ty Pennington, and the crew from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” greeted Barbara Summey Marshall and residents, Judy Hilburn, Niki Harper and her two sons, Keyon Taft, 10, and Kelli Carmon, 16, of the Jubilee House as she answered her front door with the well-known, wake-up call - “G-o-o-d M-o-r-n-i-n-g!”

  • Recruiter saves life, earns award

    Jul 15, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Marcus A. Stone saw cars braking and swerving suddenly ahead of him on Interstate 35 East in Dallas, he knew something bad had just happened on the freeway he was driving on. In the minutes that followed, Stone prevented what would have surely been a deadly accident, when he pulled a victim from a burning vehicle.

  • Moves made easier: New self-service kiosk opens at Fort Hood

    Jul 15, 2011

    Fort Hood’s Directorate of Logistics Transportation Office opened the door on a new Defense Personal Property System kiosk in the Copeland Soldier Service Center July 8, 2011, in an effort to increase efficiency and ease the burden of moving Soldiers.

  • Community helps hospital train for safe move

    Jul 14, 2011

    Today, more than 700 community participants and medical personnel are testing the capabilities of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in preparation to begin treating patients in the new facility next month.

  • Kansas sends 22 additional Soldiers to assist with flood relief operations

    Jul 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Kansas National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery deployed to Doniphan County, June 28, 20111, to provide security patrols in Elwood, Kan. The tasking came through the Kansas Division of Emergency Management at the request of the mayor of Elwood and county emergency management officials.

  • 3-time Fort Hood Champion to fight for III Corps

    Jul 12, 2011

    For a Soldier who had grown up wrestling in Pennsylvania and had been introduced to boxing after joining the Army, combining the two in the form of mixed martial arts and combatives seemed like a natural fit.

  • MPs train to preserve crime scenes

    Jul 10, 2011

    Military Police platoon assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received the latest crime scene training during a forensic material collection and exploitation course June 20 to July 1 at an urban training area here.

  • Videos provide a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Benning's Infantry One Station Unit Training program

    Jul 7, 2011

    In an effort to provide potential prospects, new Army recruits and their supporters with a comprehensive look at Fort Benning’s Infantry One Station Unit Training program, U.S. Army Accessions Command recently published five brief video segments showcasing a range of activities, including the Confidence Course, the Gas Chamber, the Turning Blue ceremony and OSUT graduation.

  • Support through reintegration

    Jul 7, 2011

    As the United States Military prepares to return from two ground conflicts, sometimes Soldiers may face obstacles at home as they return from the battlefield.

  • Walter Reed staff meets to plan pending move

    Jul 7, 2011

    As the September closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center fast approaches, the surgeon general and other Army medical leaders met with hospital staff July 6 to ensure a smooth transition into two new area hospitals.

  • Medics learn to navigate crowds on bikes

    Jul 7, 2011

    While vendors were busy setting up during the days leading up to Freedom Fest, a team of firefighter/paramedics learned -- or relearned -- how to ride a bike.

  • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place'

    Jul 7, 2011

    Senior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.

  • Tobyhanna strong on radar support

    Jul 6, 2011

    In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, a large, white radome dominates the high ground at Tobyhanna Army Depot symbolizing the growing number of radars and sensors that depot personnel maintain for the military.

  • Mud run tests strength, endurance

    Jul 5, 2011

    Six Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, joined forces to tackle 25 obstacles throughout the Tough Mudder, a nine-mile obstacle course set in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Darnall professionals lead injured or wounded Soldiers through medical evaluation system

    Jul 5, 2011

    Even after they’ve done all that they can for the injured or wounded Soldiers they treat, the care and concern shown by the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center doesn’t end with that final entry in the Soldiers’ medical records.

  • Despite triple-digit heat, thousands celebrate Fourth of July at Fort Hood

    Jul 5, 2011

    Triple-digit heat didn't prevent Fort Hood Soldiers and families from celebrating the Fourth of July during Freedom Fest 2011.

  • Sacramento District rangers pilot robotic submarines

    Jul 5, 2011

    A team of park rangers in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has been trained to pilot underwater remotely operated vehicles to capture live video and sonar images of underwater structures.

  • Officials continue Arlington cemetery investigation

    Jul 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command will continue its inquiry into any potential crimes or other improprieties committed at Arlington National Cemetery, a spokesman for CID announced yesterday.

  • First cavalry scout trainees arrive at Fort Benning armor school

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than 65 recent high school graduates turned Soldiers are the first cavalry scouts to train at the Armor School on Harmony Church.

  • Army Guard members act quickly, save elementary school from flood

    Jun 30, 2011

    When Capt. Gary Ripplinger and his Soldiers received the call to save a local elementary school, they sprang into action and were on the scene and placing sandbags within 45 minutes.

  • Fort Belvoir residential communities showcase conservation efforts

    Jun 30, 2011

    Board members from Fairfax County supervisors toured the Fairfax Village Neighborhood Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., to learn about the energy conservation innovations that were built into the neighborhood center and other residential areas on post.

  • Bethesda Medical prepares for Walter Reed arrivals

    Jun 29, 2011

    Just two months remain before about 150 inpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., many of them wounded warriors, make the five-mile move to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • FBI joins Army CID to investigate Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI are now looking into possible wrongdoing involving past burials and contracts at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Joint training benefits from real-world difficulties

    Jun 29, 2011

    A Joint Operational Access Exercise between the Air Force and Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., benefited from summer thunderstorms, as personnel had to adapt and communicate effectively to continue the mission.

  • 1st Infantry Division honors fallen Soldiers

    Jun 29, 2011

    The 1st Infantry Division honored 22 Soldiers assigned or attached to the division who died over the past 18 months while supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony was part of the division's "Victory Week" honoring the legacy of the Big Red One.

  • Class of 2015 enters West Point: The journey begins

    Jun 28, 2011

    It was the first day of the 47-month West Point experience for more than 1,200 new cadets June 27 as the U.S. Military Academy and the Corps of Cadets hosted Reception Day for the Class of 2015.

  • Walter Reed patients tour future Belvoir home

    Jun 27, 2011

    Wounded warriors who will transfer from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to Fort Belvoir in mid-August got an up-close look Thursday at what life will be like for them.

  • National Guard helps make water safe in Minot

    Jun 27, 2011

    Soldiers from North Dakota National Guard’s 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are making dirty water safe to drink in Minot, N.D.

  • ‘Big Red One’ kicks off Victory Week at Fort Riley

    Jun 27, 2011

    The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley kicked off Victory Week June 27, 2011, with a four-mile Victory Run on the historic post’s Custer Hill.

  • Commuting to work by bike good exercise, good for environment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Bike to Work Month at Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s was the most successful Bike to Work Month to date. The group took a combined total of 255 trips and traveled 4,863 miles.

  • Task force 'good neighbor' leaves Haiti a better place

    Jun 23, 2011

    Task Force Bon Voizen handed over the keys yesterday to the two engineer construction projects that the task force set out to complete when it hit the ground here two months ago.

  • Task Force Bon Voizon completes Haiti relief operations

    Jun 23, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard-led task force providing humanitarian relief to Haiti officially ended its two-month mission in a small ceremony here today.

  • Armor School brings its colors to Fort Benning

    Jun 23, 2011

    The 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade " the Armor School’s primary training units " officially landed in their new home at Harmony Church, uncasing the unit colors in a ceremony on Brave Rifles Field. Leaders said it’s a big step toward finishing the move from Fort Knox, Ky., and meeting the Sept. 15 deadline for Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Red Dragon 2011 creates culture of preparedness

    Jun 23, 2011

    Army Reserve units join forces with emergency responders of five states to create a culture of preparedness during Exercise Red Dragon 2011.

  • High adventure for Fort Carson youths

    Jun 23, 2011

    Children from Fort Carson, Colo., hiked, mountain biked, rock climbed, kayaked and went white-water rafting as part of Fort Carson’s Adventure Programs and Education’s Wilderness Adventure Camp.

  • NY Guard Soldiers deploy for Cuba mission

    Jun 22, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 107th Military Police Company held a unit send-off ceremony, June 17, 2011, at the State University of New York Institute of Technology, before heading to Fort Bliss, Texas,for pre-deployment training.

  • National History Day participants lay wreath in Arlington

    Jun 21, 2011

    Students participating in National History Day laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery to honor Soldiers from D-Day and other fallen servicemembers.

  • Guard still tackling Midwest flooding

    Jun 21, 2011

    About 2,000 National Guard members from nine states are continuing operations in support of the 2011 Midwest floods, which have ravaged thousands of acres and potentially caused billions of dollars in damage, Guard officials said.

  • Task force wins hearts 'one patient at a time'

    Jun 20, 2011

    Medical crews with Task Force Bon Voizen, a Louisiana National Guard-led humanitarian exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, have treated more than 800 dental patients and nearly 23,000 medical patients so far this year.

  • NY Guard aviators retrieve stranded boat from brink of Niagara Falls

    Jun 20, 2011

    When a New York State Park Police boat ran aground 1,000 feet from the brink of Niagara Falls during a rescue mission, New York officials turned to the CH-47 aviators of the Detachment 1, Company B ,3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation to retrieve the stranded vessel before it plunged over the natural wonder, damaging the falls and interfering with navigation.