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  • 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.

  • U.S. Army South partners with El Salvador for disaster-relief operation

    May 9, 2008

    Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias (FA-Hum) 2008, a regional disaster-relief operation co-sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and the Salvadoran Ministry of Defense, started here Monday with the theme Aca,!A"Connected for good; regional response and integration.Aca,!A?

  • ARNORTH Conducts Disaster Response Exercise

    May 6, 2008

    U.S. Army North kicked off National Level Exercise 02-08 in the Seattle, Wash., area on May 1st to test their response to a simulated chemical attack in the area. The exercise is testing ARNORTH's communications capabilities with local, state and other federal agencies, as well as their ability to bring together responders to a mass casualty situation.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo deploys in support of regional disaster relief exercise

    May 6, 2008

    Designated Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2008, the U.S. Southern Command and Salvadoran Ministry of Defense-sponsored exercise runs May 5-15 and brings together experts in all aspects of disaster planning and operations.

  • Desert Tortoise Relocation

    May 6, 2008

    Fort Irwin expands its training area and affects more than just Soldiers.

  • Puget Sound Community Signs Covenant with Fort Lewis

    May 5, 2008

    Puget Sound community leaders joined Fort Lewis officials May 2 to sign the Army Community Covenant, a formal recognition of the relationship between Soldiers, their families and the communities surrounding post. Representatives from local cities, schools, commerce and civic organizations joined Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., commanding general of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, command sergeant major of I Corps and Fort Lewis, and Jack Creighton, Washington State Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army at Clover Park Technical College to sign the covenant and pledge support for Fort LewisAca,!a,,c Soldiers and families.

  • Chaplains and ethics teachers stress character development in Army mission

    May 5, 2008

    Military chaplains and ethics teachers came together for the Training and Doctrine Command Chaplain Service School Instructor Development Training from April 28 to May 2 at Fort Monroe, Va., to discuss how morals and ethics of each Soldier reflect upon the whole Army.

  • U.S., Honduran Soldiers exchange ideas during combined airborne operation

    May 5, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort Polk, La., finished more than a week of training with Honduran soldiers with a combined airborne operation here April 30.

  • Warriors In Transition Receive Purple Hearts At BAMC

    May 2, 2008

    Family, friends and Brooke Army Medical Center medical staff gathered for a Purple Heart Ceremony April 22 at the BAMC fourth floor auditorium to honor nine Warriors who were injured in Iraq.

  • Master Sgt. O'Connor Receives Valor Award

    May 2, 2008

    Master Sgt. O'Connor receives Distinguished Service Cross award for valor in Afghanistan.

  • 'Real World' Training Vital for Deploying Soldiers

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colo., train against opposing forces from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • JTF-Bravo volunteers give needed food to local Hondurans

    May 1, 2008

    JTFB personnel delivered $900 worth of food staples in 225 individual bags with a total weight of about two and a half tons to two villages in Humuya, Honduras. The food bags held flour, pasta, oil, rice and other staples purchased recently at a grocery store in Comayagua, Honduras.

  • Fort Bragg Conditions Improved

    May 1, 2008

    Army corrects poor conditions in barracks at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Anniston's Payne named IMCOM-SE Region's top civilian firefighter

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A depot employee was named by the Installation Management Command as one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top civilian firefighters of the year for 2007.

  • Soldiers receive annual training at Anniston

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A maintenance company from the North Dakota Army National Guard became more familiar with depot production processes after it completed its annual training here yesterday.

  • Fort Lee's Spiritual Leader Inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

    Apr 30, 2008

    Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs ranking spiritual leader recently took a trip back to his glory days. Chaplain (Col.) James Walker, installation chaplain, returned to South Carolina State University for his induction into the schoolAca,!a,,cs Reserve Officers Training Corps Hall of Fame April 18.

  • Making a Deal of a Lifetime

    Apr 30, 2008

    Support from friends, fiancAfAe and Family, a free trip to Los Angeles, a personal message from the commander-in-chief and $78,000 in winnings... Not a bad day for Capt. Joseph Kobes, a student at the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, who recently returned after appearing on the NBC game show Aca,!A"Deal or No Deal.Aca,!A? Joe stood to win $3 million for appearing on the popular show where contestants play and deal in a game of odds and chance. Confronted with 26 briefcases full of varying amounts of cash ranging from a penny to $1 million, the contestant is tasked with eliminating cases or accepting a payout from the banker.

  • Desert Tortoise Relocation

    Apr 30, 2008

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California is one of only a few training areas in the world suited for force-on-force and live fire training of heavy brigade-sized forces. In order to maintain operational readiness, Army officials say the installation must expand its training areas. As James Williams reports, the expansion impacts more than just Soldiers.

  • Military Working Dog Retires With Handler's Family

    Apr 30, 2008

    A 2-year-old military working dog, whose master was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year, found comfort in a new home Friday. Bo, a specialized search dog assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment here, was adopted by his handlerAca,!a,,cs brother in a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • Von Braun Complex project aiming for completion

    Apr 30, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Lt. Gen. Henry Aca,!A"TreyAca,!A? Obering Jr., director of the Missile Defense Agency, welcomed VIPs to the Von Braun III groundbreaking ceremony on the sunny and blustery morning of April 25. The ceremony was a major milestone and the beginning of a critical step of expanding effectiveness of MDAAca,!a,,cs mission, Obering said.

  • Problems Corrected at Fort Bragg Dorms

    Apr 30, 2008

    The poor conditions in a barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C. have largely been corrected, said an Army general responsible for maintaining such facilities.

  • Army Wounded Warrior Program Honors Four Years of Service

    Apr 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program is proud to announce that April 30, 2008 marks four years of committed service to severely wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers and their Families.

  • Sesame Street Releases New DVD for Military Children

    Apr 30, 2008

    Just like approximately 700,000 preschool-age military children in America, the loveable monsters of Sesame Street are undergoing some tough and confusing times.

  • El Paso Army reservists commemorate century of service

    Apr 29, 2008

    El Paso veterans join Army reservists from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, to celebrate the Reserve's 100th birthday April 23, 2008.

  • Apache pilots interact with Killeen residents

    Apr 29, 2008

    Static display at the Killeen Community Center in Killeen, Texas, April 26 for the Killeen Festival.

  • Mother follows son into service

    Apr 29, 2008

    When high school junior Brandon Srinamyom sat down with a recruiter and decided to join the Army Reserves, his father, Randy Hacker, was pleased. The father and son had talked about BrandonAca,!a,,cs joining the military several times, and Randy thought enlisting in the Reserves was in his sonAca,!a,,cs best interest to earn money for college. But when RandyAca,!a,,cs wife, Stephanie Hacker, told him a few days after BrandonAca,!a,,cs meeting with Sgt. Joseph Ooley from the Bloomington, Ind., recruiting station, that she also wanted to join the Army, he got excited. Really excited.

  • National Guard Members Join 'Rebuilding Day' Projects

    Apr 29, 2008

    At least 60 Airmen, Soldiers and Civilians with the Air and Army National Guard brought Christmas early to a disabled Maryland resident April 26 by repairing her home on "National Rebuilding Day."

  • Education Compact

    Apr 28, 2008

    Kansas and Kentucky become the first states to sign an education compact that will make for smoother school transfers for military children.

  • "Flying Iguanas" jump in Honduras

    Apr 28, 2008

    Drivers on the highway near Tegucigalpa were treated to an unusual sight April 24 as 138 paratroopers from 17 countries descended from clear blue skies to the ground at Tamara Drop Zone, the home of the Honduran airborne school.

  • U.S. civilian leaders visit JTF-Bravo

    Apr 28, 2008

  • ATXtra - Gen. George Casey Interview

    Apr 28, 2008

    Gail McCabe talks to Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey Jr., about the return to 12-month deployments. Tune in for more.

  • Kansas, Kentucky Sign Compact for Military Schoolchildren

    Apr 25, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs military children are one step closer to smoother school transfers, thanks to the signing of a bill by the governors of Kansas and Kentucky.

  • FCS Launch System Tested at White Sands

    Apr 25, 2008

    The non-line-of-sight launch system has completed the first of multiple summer tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., meeting all mission requirements.

  • Soldiers Reunited With Recruiter

    Apr 25, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Shawnda Bass is reunited with her recruiter Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Clifton Magwood, after 15 years. Jini Ryan has the story.

  • U.S. service members in Trinidad give the gift of life

    Apr 24, 2008

    Approximately 10 Soldiers from Beyond the Horizon Aca,!" Caribbean, a multinational humanitarian and civic-assistance exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and planned and supervised by U.S. Army South, rolled up their sleeves for a great cause and donated blood to help save the life of an 8-year-old Trinidad girl named Ariana Peters at Mount Hope Hospital on Apr. 22.

  • U.S., Honduran Army Engineers Create an Equation for Success

    Apr 24, 2008

    Here, feral pigs wander in and out of houses, only to be shooed away by homeowners or chased off by dogs and chickens. Cicadas fill the air with their mating song. The punishing heat of summer is only broken when breezes sweep dust off the ground, sending clouds past the neighborhood's colorfully painted homes and against the local grade school.

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