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  • 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.

  • Army runs to celebrate birthday

    Jun 20, 2011

    Twenty-three different units made up of more than 1,000 Soldiers gathered June 17, 2011, at Summerall Field’s parking lot on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., for the 236th Army birthday run.

  • Task Force Bon Voizen - New Horizons Haiti 2011 builds capacity

    Jun 20, 2011

    The last Task Force Bon Voizen - New Horizons Haiti 2011 medical readiness training exercise in Desdunes, Haiti, illustrates the critical importance of tapping into the resources, structures and expertise already present in Haiti.

  • Rescue jumpmaster course drops into Atterbury

    Jun 17, 2011

    Precision Jumpmasters are prepared to quickly respond and treat a casualty in any situation and make the difference between life and death.

  • Fort Riley, Manhattan partner for lifesaving training

    Jun 17, 2011

    Seven Fort Riley, Kan., firefighters traveled to Manhattan June 7 to 9, 2011, where they learned lifesaving techniques to rescue themselves and each other in the event of an accident.

  • Wildlife Branch conducts annual nightjar survey

    Jun 16, 2011

    Wildlife technicians with the Fort Jackson, S.C., Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Branch participated in the third annual nightjar survey to contribute data to the Nightjar Survey Network, Center for Conservation Biology, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

  • III Corps Combatives gears up for tournament

    Jun 16, 2011

    The III Corps Combatives team received help from the outside June 10, 2011, as experienced mixed martial artists Timothy Kennedy and Jason Norwood stopped by the Fort Hood fight house to help them train for the All-Army Combatives Tournament at the end of July.

  • AMC begins new era at Redstone

    Jun 16, 2011

    The culmination of years of hard work was marked June 15 with the cut of a ribbon at the U.S. Army Materiel Command's touchdown ceremony here.

  • Downrange deja vu is I Corps exercise goal

    Jun 16, 2011

    With a deployment on the horizon, America’s Corps is ramping up as it prepares for its departure to Afghanistan.

  • Massachusetts Guard provides, protects water for task force in Haiti

    Jun 15, 2011

    The 125th Quartermaster Company (Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit) with the Massachusetts National Guard, deployed to Haiti to put their excellence to a real-world test in the austere climate and geography of Mandrin, a rural community a few miles from the city of Gonaives, where the Louisiana National Guard established the Task Force Bon Voizen headquarters camp.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Soldiers and senior Army leaders gathered in the Pentagon courtyard June 14, 2011, not only to sing happy 236th birthday to the Army, but also to celebrate the re-enlistments of Soldiers who raised their right hands and recited the oath of enlistment before Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.

  • First groups of ROTC Cadets arrive at largest Army exercise

    Jun 14, 2011

    The Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation WARRIOR FORGE, is Cadet Command’s capstone training exercise " an Army-directed requirement for all Cadets who will become Army lieutenants through ROTC.

  • Army engineer divers conduct annual training exercise

    Jun 13, 2011

    A group of 85 Army engineer divers made the trek to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to conduct Deep Blue, an annual deep water diving exercise that kicked off mid-May.

  • Final units depart Fort Knox Armor School

    Jun 13, 2011

    The weather seemed to be adding its own commentary Friday morning to the Fort Knox ceremony that marked the departure of the Armor School and its remaining armor units -- the 194th Armored Brigade and the 316th Cavalry Brigade -- which will join the other armor elements that have already moved to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • DoD seeks input from employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

    Jun 12, 2011

    Defense Department officials want to hear by July 6, 2011, from the civilian employers of Reservists and National Guardsmen in a survey intended to measure the impact of servicemembers on the civilian workplace.

  • Advancements made at Arlington cemetery in wake of investigation

    Jun 10, 2011

    Just one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery, the new management team there has released a list of achievements that have strengthened the cemetery's management and oversight.

  • Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers extend helping hands to furry friends

    Jun 9, 2011

    Members of the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion and 4220th U.S. Army Hospital held a spay and neuter clinic as part of Joint Task Force Razorback, an eleven-day Innovative Readiness Training event located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta Region.

  • Military task force proposed for disasters

    Jun 9, 2011

    The 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is in the final planning stage of a new project, the Deployable Sustainment Task Force, which would be capable of moving personnel and equipment with just 96 hours of notice, to provide humanitarian relief in the event of a natural disaster.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.

  • High schoolers offered insider's look at West Point

    Jun 8, 2011

    For more than 1,000 rising high school seniors, the Summer Leaders Seminar was a weeklong exploration of the academic, athletic and military opportunities at West Point. Established by the West Point Admissions Office in 1976, SLS is a total immersion experience into what life as a cadet is like, led by the cadets themselves.

  • 502nd MRBC conducts Bridge Erection Boat school

    Jun 6, 2011

    The 502nd Multi-Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, recently conducted a Bridge Erection Boat school in West Point, Ky. from May 31 to June 2, 2011.

  • S.C. Guard delivers USO in box

    Jun 2, 2011

    The S.C. Army National Guard answered a “special delivery” request and supported an organization that has done so much for the military, the USO.

  • Arlington National Cemetery contracts benefit small business

    Jun 2, 2011

    Small businesses are benefiting from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's decision to set acquisition aside for exclusive competition for service contracts in support of two of this nation's national cemeteries.

  • Flag casing ceremony marks new era for Army MWR

    Jun 1, 2011

    Employees of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command joined together May 26, 2011, for the casing of the FMWRC colors, a traditional flag ceremony that marks the official move of FMWRC from its former headquarters in Virginia to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

  • 4,300 Guard members responding to U.S. floods

    Jun 1, 2011

    The number of National Guard members responding to severe spring flooding rose to about 4,300 over the weekend as parts of the Missouri River began to swell in states such as North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

  • A ballet of fire, steel: Unit engages all elements of field artillery

    May 31, 2011

    Commanders of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, composed a symphony of rockets, mortars, artillery and bullets during a fire coordination exercise at Yakima Training Center May 22, 2011.

  • Thunder rolls in waves across nation's capitol

    May 31, 2011

    Rolling Thunder brought over 400,000 members and non-members on motorcycles to celebrate their Ride for Freedom, May 29, 2011.

  • Guard recruits join flood effort

    May 31, 2011

    In a first-of-its-kind activation, some of the newest members of the North Dakota National Guard are getting a taste for one of the missions they signed up to perform -- flood duty.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Gates, Mullen praise efforts of troops, families, vets

    May 30, 2011

    Flanked by the memorials of wars past, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he has had no greater honor than serving and leading the U.S. military.

  • Guardsman helps rescue tornado victims in Joplin

    May 27, 2011

    A National Guard specialist rescued dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Wal-Mart store following a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011.

  • 1st Armored Division uncases colors at Fort Bliss

    May 25, 2011

    The last U.S. Army division to leave Germany, the 1st Armored Division, unfurled its colors Monday at Fort Bliss, Texas.