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  • Web Cast from Iraq to Chicagoland Attorneys

    Jan 27, 2009

  • Web Cast from Iraq to Chicagoland Attorneys

    Jan 27, 2009

    Capt. Lindsey Kimber, Staff Judge Advocate, 34 Task Force, Combat Action Brigade in Iraq gives a Web Cast to Chicagoland attorneys during a Veterans Advocacy Training seminar at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Ill. January 23, 2009.

  • Local Chicagoland Businesses and Community Members Send Pizzas to Troops

    Jan 26, 2009

  • Obama calls for closing Guantanamo Detainee Facility

    Jan 22, 2009

    President Barack Obama Thursday called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

  • Soldier rejoins after 38-year service break

    Jan 5, 2009

    Young men and women frequently follow the footsteps of their parents and grandparents by joining the military. Army Maj. (Dr.) Robert Sexton reversed that role when he followed his two sons into the military after a 38-year-break from his previous service.

  • 2008 holiday message from the Army senior leaders

    Dec 16, 2008

    The 2008 holiday season letter from the Army senior leaders Chief of Staff of the Army George W. Casey, Jr., Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

  • Chicago Bulls, USO team up to host military families

    Dec 11, 2008

    Dozens of excited children of deployed parents lined the hallways of the Chicago Bulls Academy when Benny, the Bulls mascot, led them into a holiday party.

  • Military Movie Night with Chicago Bears

    Dec 3, 2008

  • U.S. troops providing flood relief in Panama, Costa Rica

    Dec 3, 2008

    Two U.S. military disaster-relief teams from Joint Task Force-Bravo, based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras, have delivered more than 278,000 pounds of relief supplies to victims in flood-affected communities in Panama and Costa Rica.

  • World's largest U.S. consulate opens across border from Fort Bliss

    Dec 2, 2008

    Numerous U.S. and Mexican dignitaries attended the official grand opening of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Illinois Army National Guard, 33rd Brigade Combat Team, Hosts Media Day

    Nov 19, 2008

    The Illinois National Guard provided military air transport for Distinguished Visitors and Media to Fort Bragg, N.C. and back on November 13, 2008. Attendees observed training and visited with Soldiers from the 33rd Brigade Combat team who are in their final stages of training prior to deployment to Afghanistan later this year. Their mission represents the largest deployment of the Illinois National Guard since World War II.

  • City of Chicago Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony

    Nov 14, 2008

    City of Chicago Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony. Master of Ceremonies the Honorable James A. Balcer, Alderman - 11th Ward; Remarks by the Honorable Pat Quinn, Lt. Governor, State of Illinois; Keynote Address by Colonel Roger H. C. Dolan, U.S. Army (Ret.) Vietnam Veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient; attended by Maj. Gen. Dennis Celletti, Deputy Adjutant General Army for the state of Illinois; Colonel Vincent Quarles, Commander, Chicago District, Army Corps of Engineers; Color Guard provided by the Army Chicago Recruiting Battalion; the 85th Army Band; Alison Ruble, USO sings National Anthem and God Bless America; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for "The Winds and Words of War" library exhibit.

  • ARSOUTH, CENTAM Working Together for the Americas

    Nov 13, 2008

    Senior army leaders representing five countries spent a week Aca,!A"Trabajando juntos para las AmAfAricas,Aca,!A? or Aca,!A"Working together for the Americas,Aca,!A? during the Central American Army Leaders Conference at the U.S. Army South headquarters here from Nov. 2-6.

  • Military Service Members Recognized at Chicago Bears Veterans Day Game

    Nov 12, 2008

    Soldiers and Military service members were recognized during the Chicago Bears Veterans Day game at Soldier Field November 9, 2008.

  • Soldier Recognized During the Chicago Bulls Veterans Day Game

    Nov 12, 2008

  • Northwestern University Celebrates Veterans Day

    Nov 12, 2008

    In honor of Veterans Day, Northwestern University recognized local Soldiers during a football game in Evanston, Ill. November 8, 2008.

  • Mosquito Coast

    Nov 5, 2008

    Joint efforts in Central America region are supporting stability and prosperity.

  • WWII Medal of Honor hero dies

    Oct 21, 2008

    Retired Col. Robert B. Nett, 86, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and honorary colonel of the Officer Candidate School battalion at Fort Benning, died at his home Oct. 19 after a brief illness.

  • Kathy Griffin Recognizes Chicagoland Soldiers

    Oct 17, 2008

    Native Chicago comedian and actress, Kathy Griffin, recognized local Chicagoland Soldiers during her sold-out performances at the historical Chicago Theater, Thursday, October 16.

  • Corps of Engineers: Fort Carson Training

    Oct 16, 2008

    USACE invests $110 million in high-tech training grounds at Fort Carson, Co.

  • Absentee voting allows everyone to participate

    Oct 15, 2008

    The 2008 presidential campaign has entered the home stretch as Election Day quickly approaches. Soldiers and family members eligible to vote are being encouraged by the Army to take part in this political process.

  • Domestic abuse includes emotional, financial control

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Domestic abuse occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Abusers donAca,!a,,ct Aca,!A"play fair.Aca,!A? They use fear, guilt, shame and intimidation to wear you down and gain complete power over you. They may threaten you, hurt you or hurt those around you.

  • Vehicle care plan prior to deployment crucial

    Oct 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" After a long and successful deployment, you finally make it back home to Hawaii. What would be better than a drive out to one of the many beautiful beaches or a trip into Honolulu or Waikiki' You and your buddies dump your deployment bags in the barracks and hop in the car and ... dude, where is the car'

  • 8th HRSC trades desert for beaches

    Oct 15, 2008

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii Aca,!" Soldiers with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center (HRSC) traded the sandstorms of Kuwait for the sandy beaches of Hawaii as they returned home, Sept. 26. At the redeployment ceremony, family members and friends welcomed the more than 80 Soldiers who spent the last 14 months at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Aging Polk barracks receiving millions in renovations

    Oct 14, 2008

    Community members who live and work on the installation know that Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs barracks are aging. Original construction of the buildings in the late Aca,!Eoe70s and early Aca,!Eoe80s was designed for a 50 year lifespan.

  • Fisher House provides home away from home

    Oct 9, 2008

    HONOLULU Aca,!" The Pacific Ocean created a breathtaking backdrop for the annual FounderAca,!a,,cs Day at the Fisher House here, Sept. 26. Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from Punahou High School kicked off the day with the presentation of colors as the National Anthem rang softly in the background. Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Wilson, Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), then led the crowd in prayer.

  • U.S. Army South observes partner nations' independence celebrations

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South observed BrazilAca,!a,,cs and ChileAca,!a,,cs respective independence days and ChileAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces Day during a ceremony at U.S. Army South headquarters Sept. 12.

  • U.S. Army South Chaplain rallies Salvadoran religious leaders: Discusses disaster response initiativ

    Oct 6, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El SalvadorAca,!" Laughter erupted throughout a hotel conference room near Comalapa Air Base, El Salvador as U.S. and Salvadoran Army officials, meeting with local religious leaders for a conference, enjoyed a light moment.

  • PERSEVERE - Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 6, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - There were at least 26,000 motivations for running in the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 24th annual Aca,!A"Ten MilerAca,!A? here Saturday.

  • U.S. Army South memorial ceremony honors victims of 9/11 attacks

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 11, 2008) Aca,!" A distinct, thunderous sound in the distance abruptly ended the peaceful morning for Chaplain (Col.) James Boelens, who was spending a day of excess leave from the Pentagon by relaxing in his backyard under a clear, blue sky.

  • Secretary Geren at 2008 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 6, 2008

    Secretary of the Army, Pete Geren, talks with runner and Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Holsey, before the start of the 24th Army Ten-Miler in Arlington, Va., Oct. 5. Holsey was wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb, which resulted in his left leg being amputated below the knee. Almost 27,000 runners participated in the race that routed the streets of Washington and Arlington.

  • Warriors Prepare for Competition

    Sep 30, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple is the U.S. Army National Guard Soldier of the Year competitor at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, for the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • U.S Army Reserve and Pickens-Kane, CB Richard Ellis Group, Sears Holdings, and Army & Air Force

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Reserve joined with Pickens-Kane, CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., Sears Holdings Corporation and Army and Air Force Exchange Service to launch public-private partnerships that will create employment opportunities for Army Reserve Soldiers and provide Employer Partners with Soldier employees exhibiting Army values, experience and leadership skills. The joint initiative helps to strengthen the community, support Army Reserve Soldiers and their Families, and maintain a strong economy.

  • U.S Army Reserve and Pickens-Kane, CB Richard Ellis Group, Sears Holdings, and Army & Air Force

    Sep 24, 2008

  • Pilots fly Lakota to Sioux powwow

    Sep 23, 2008

    Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs 5th Aviation Battalion has been flying the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new utility helicopter for a year, and recently pilots had a chance to meet the namesake of their birds, the Lakota tribe of South Dakota.

  • Guardsmen aid livestock stranded by Ike

    Sep 22, 2008

    National Guard Soldiers teamed up with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry last week to airlift food and water to thousands of cattle isolated by the floodwaters of Hurricane Ike.

  • Canadians integrate U.S. Soldiers into training

    Sep 21, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Platoon, H Company, 2nd Royal Canadian Regiment and the 209th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division pose for a group shot after Military Operations in Urban Terrain training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on Sept. 12.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers are Recognized for Their Service on 9-11

    Sep 17, 2008

    Chicagoland Soldiers are recognized for the continued service in a Service Recognition Ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Plaza along the Chicago River September 11, 2008. The ceremony was officiated by Gen. William S. Wallace, Commanding General U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Va. and included a Soldier reenlistment, recruitment awards and a future Solider swear-in.

  • Hurricane relief

    Sep 17, 2008

    Hurricane Ike leaves Galveston residents with few options. The Army is helping out.

  • Gen. William S. Wallace Visits Chicagoland on 9-11

    Sep 16, 2008

    General William S. Wallace, a Chicago native and the Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA., helps his hometown celebrate continued service during the Global War on Terrorism by participating in numerous events on 9-11.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers Recognized for Their Service on 9-11

    Sep 16, 2008

  • U.S. Army Garrison - Miami anti-terrorism exercise involves local police, fire fighters.

    Sep 15, 2008

    A U.S. Army Garrison - Miami anti-terrorism exercise involved local police, bomb squads and fire departments practicing their interoperability with each other and the garrison Directorate of Emergency Services. The t exercise simulated a hazardous material spill and chemical exposure at U.S. Southern Command headquarters.

  • 8th TSC recognizes Volunteer of the Year

    Sep 15, 2008

    ALIAMANU MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii Aca,!" The military community is full of volunteers Aca,!" military, civilian and family members, who go above and beyond their duties everyday as an effort to enrich the quality of life for everyone.

  • Mosaic tile: Blue Star Card holders become artists at the Arts & Crafts Center

    Sep 15, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Army family member Catherine Florang sat at a long table with other military spouses, carefully placing small pieces of broken tile on a wood board at the Schofield Barracks Arts & Crafts Center, Aug. 23. She reminisced about the day spent with her husband, Pvt. Robert Florang, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, prior to his deployment to Iraq.

  • Military Firefighters, Police in Iraq Reflect on 9/11

    Sep 11, 2008

    At 8:45 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy struck the hearts and minds of millions around the world when a hijacked plane flew into One World Trade Center in New York City.

  • Army Guard names top Soldier and NCO

    Sep 11, 2008

    Soldiers from Utah and Montana have been named the Army National GuardAca,!a,,cs top Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year following two days of Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Seal Your Vote

    Sep 5, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jones speaks about MPSA and how they help Soldier's Ballots get in on time to count

  • Gustav Cleanup

    Sep 5, 2008

    Clean-up and recovery is underway as Hurricane Gustav passes.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Help Celebrate Chicago Air and Water Show

    Sep 4, 2008

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Sep 4, 2008

    Maj. Gen. MacDonald says the Army Family Action plan still at work.

  • Healing Waters

    Sep 4, 2008

    In a small Pennsylvania town, Project Healing Waters is feeding the soul. Dave Annarino reports.

  • AFAP Housing

    Sep 3, 2008

    Army Family Action Plan helps Soldiers get great on-post housing.

  • Gunning for Gold

    Sep 2, 2008

    Olympics wrap up; Fort Riley covenant signing.

  • National Guard, NorthCom prepare for Gustav response

    Aug 28, 2008

    Thousands of National Guard troops are mobilizing as Tropical Storm Gustav moves toward the Gulf Coast, where it is expected to make landfall within days as a Category 3 hurricane.

  • National Association of Postmasters president signs statement of support for the National Guard and

    Aug 28, 2008

  • Soldier Recognized at Chicago Bears Game

    Aug 28, 2008

  • Helping Army Families

    Aug 27, 2008

    One family knows just how the Army Family Action Plan helps Soldiers and military families.

  • Operation Summer Surge

    Aug 26, 2008

    North Dakota National Guard Soldiers get ready for basic training.

  • Women's Equality

    Aug 25, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ensworth talks about women's equality and the 19th Amendment.

  • Do Your Part

    Aug 22, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jones talks about the ways Military leaders help Servicemembers with voting.

  • The Box

    Aug 22, 2008

    Tony McKinney gives us an exclusive look inside The Box.

  • Towns show support for Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2008

    A standing-room only crowd filled the Cameron University Theater in Lawton, Okla. to see the Army Community Covenant signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

  • Army Undersecretary - Part 3

    Aug 20, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Aiming for Gold

    Aug 20, 2008

    Pfc. Vincent Hancock takes Gold in his Olympic event.

  • Multi-national forces practice response to canal attack

    Aug 19, 2008

    PANAMAX is an exercise simulating attacks on the Panama Canal and allows multi-national forces to practice their response if it were ever to occur.

  • Depot, university partner to groom future business leaders

    Aug 19, 2008

    Tobyhanna and the University of Scranton Operations and Information Manaement (OIM) Department have joined forces to provide college stdents the tools they'll needfor a career in big business.

  • Golden Knights and Bill Murray Help Celebrate 50th Chicago Air and Water Show

    Aug 18, 2008

  • Army Family Action Plan

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army Family Action Plan celebrates 25 years of commitment to the Military Family.

  • Life-Changing Covenant

    Aug 14, 2008

    A family covenant changes a 3-year-old's life forever.

  • Army Undersecretary

    Aug 13, 2008

    In part three of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about his personal commitment to the Army.

  • Panama Canal security focus of exercise

    Aug 12, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El Salvador Aca,!" Servicemembers and civilians from 20 nations and three international organizations converged at various locations in Central and North America this week for Fuerzas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2008, a multinational exercise focused on the security of the Panama Canal.

  • 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.

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