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  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • 1st Cav Cdr: Soldiers Key Ingredient in Deployment's Success

    Mar 11, 2008

    The commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division spotlighted the effects on violence the First-Team led troop surge had on violence in Iraq throughout the divisionAca,!a,,cs recent deployment during an Association of the United States Army chapter meeting here March 5.

  • White Sands Testing New Weapons to Counter IEDs

    Mar 10, 2008

    Science fiction is becoming reality at the Joint Directed Energy Test Site at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The site, currently undergoing an expansion, is being used to test and evaluate new directed-energy weapons designed to detect and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • CAC Commander visits Times Square recruiting station

    Mar 10, 2008

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, visited the Times Square military recruiting station this morning to talk to recruiters and survey the repairs made after an explosion damaged the station last Thursday.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mellinger Interview

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its first interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger.

  • Times Square Recruiting

    Mar 10, 2008

    It's back to business as usual for the Times Square New York City Military Recruiting Center after a bomb exploded there Thursday.

  • Mustangs go virtual for first time since returning from Iraq

    Mar 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after returning from a well-earned vacation, the troops from Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, are already getting back in the driverAca,!a,,cs seat.

  • Brigade joins 1st Cav. Div.

    Mar 10, 2008

    4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team reflagged as 1st Cavalry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team during a ceremony held on March 7th.

  • Soldiers: Key ingredient in deployment's success

    Mar 10, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division painted a portrait of the First TeamAca,!a,,cs recent deployment to Iraq during an Association of the United States ArmyAca,!a,,cs Central Texas Aca,!" Ford Hood Chapter meeting held at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center March 5.

  • Spartans ease into garrison duties with fun week

    Mar 10, 2008

    With the majority of the brigade having recently returned from vacation after their deployment, the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are beginning the transition from life in a combat zone to life in garrison.

  • Army Wins at Lehigh in Overtime, Drops Semifinal to American U

    Mar 7, 2008

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. Aca,!" Josh Miller scored a career-high 25 points, including 19 after halftime, to lead the fifth-seeded Army menAca,!a,,cs basketball team to a come-from-behind, 64-61 overtime victory against No. 4 Lehigh at Stabler Arena on Wednesday, March 5 in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament.

  • March 7, 2008 - Letter to Army Recruiters

    Mar 7, 2008

    Letter from Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr. to Army Recruiters, regarding the recent attack on a recruitment station in Times Square, NYC.

  • WWI Exhibit Unveiled

    Mar 7, 2008

    The military honors the last living World War I veteran, Cpl. (Ret.) Frank Buckles, age 107. George McNamara has more.

  • Army Releases Fifth Mental Health Study

    Mar 7, 2008

    A team of Army behavioral healthcare providers shared findings of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs fifth Mental Health Advisory Team, known as MHAT-5, with news media Thursday at the Pentagon.

  • Cobras run together one last time

    Mar 7, 2008

  • TRADOC Soldier pins on Purple Heart

    Mar 7, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Lloyd Maggard of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Protocol Office was presented the Purple Heart today for injuries he suffered in combat during his recent service in Iraq. The presentation was made by Gen. William S. Wallace, TRADOC Commanding General.

  • Schofield Barracks

    Mar 7, 2008

    The Army is investing 40 billion dollars over the next five years to build and refurbish facilities world wide. This benefits the entire Army family. Mary Cochran reports how the upgrades effect single Soldier living at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

  • 1,000th CSS VSAT terminal rolls off the line

    Mar 7, 2008

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - The 1,000th Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal rolled off the assembly line at the plant of L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Inc. in Victor, N.Y. Jan. 9.

  • Frank Buckles, WWI Veteran

    Mar 7, 2008

    Feature on Cpl. (Ret.) Frank Buckles the last living American WWI Veteran who was an ambulance driver during the war. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble Inducted Into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Mar 7, 2008

    Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor, inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Army Salutes Last Doughboy

    Mar 7, 2008

    The last American known to have served in France during World War I was on hand to help Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren unveil a new portrait exhibit at the Pentagon Thursday.

  • Veterans Reconnect at Orientation

    Mar 6, 2008

    The Feb. 26 orientation for the next group of WWII veterans going on Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. was somewhat of a reunion for Hood, who lived in Huntsville for 30 years before moving to Killen. At the orientation, he reconnected with fellow veterans Gil Crain, who had been in his 1952 wedding; Don Worrell, who he worked with while at NASA in the 1970s; and Horace Bibb, who he used to go to church with.

  • New Combat Chow Options Previewed at Pentagon

    Mar 6, 2008

    Retired Soldiers, modern day warfighters, television news reporters and Department of Defense civilians lined up March 5 to get a little taste of life in the combat zone.

  • Sun Sets on Long Knife Brigade, Rises on Highlanders

    Mar 6, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Tuesday as they reflagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field here.

  • Senior Leaders Seek Stronger Bonds at Home

    Mar 6, 2008

    Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Sun sets on Long Knife, rises on Highlanders: 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div. re-flags to join 1st Armored Di

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division made history Wednesday as they re-flagged to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division during a noon ceremony at Noel Field March 4.

  • Senior leaders seek stronger bonds at home

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Senior leaders from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered with their spouses for a weekend to learn some techniques to keep their relationships strong.

  • Army Science Board meets with Ironhorse Brigade to discuss Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Members of the Army Science BoardAca,!"an advisory panel of experts from various military, technical and scientific backgroundsAca,!"met with senior leadership from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Feb. 27 in a series of meetings to discuss lessons learned from the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • In the Heat of Competition, Chefs Share Experience

    Mar 5, 2008

    On Fort Lee, McLaughlin Hall is the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence, where military chefs from all over the world learn the skills of their trade. Even as the 33rd U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition heats up, it still serves as a training environment for the chefs trying to earn gold, silver and bronze awards. A roomful of competitors gathered Saturday for an hour-long tutorial in preparation for the Armed Forces and Junior Chef of the Year events.

  • Aca,!EoeGrey WolfAca,!a,,c CSM motivates elementary school in Austin

    Mar 5, 2008

  • Room dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient

    Mar 5, 2008

  • Medal of Honor Recipient Inducted Into Hall of Heroes

    Mar 5, 2008

    The Defense Department posthumously inducted Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble into its Hall of Heroes Tuesday, a day after President Bush bestowed the Medal of Honor on the Korean War hero.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers lined up inside the 704th Brigade Support Battalion's motor pool Feb. 7 to donate blood and help fellow battle buddies currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Soldiers Can Fast Track Careers with Education Programs

    Mar 5, 2008

    Soldiers who may be stuck in their careers because of busy schedules or limited educations can turn to the Basic Skills Education Program to help them boost their test skills and get promoted.

  • Black Jack FRG treats Soldiers, families with 'welcome home' party

    Mar 5, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Since Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Timmons came back home from Iraq in January, he and his wife, who have only been married a few years, havenAca,!a,,ct had too much Aca,!A"aloneAca,!A? time Aca,!A| well at least a night without her young daughter.

  • Cobras hone sniper skills: "Hounds of Hell" prepare for scheduled summer deployment to Ira

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team conducted sniper familiarization and qualification at Trapnell Sniper Range Feb. 11.

  • Cav makes 'Soldiers' out of Family members

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The 8th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment conducted its first Family day, Feb. 9 at Jack Mountain Range.

  • PEO Soldier: Modernization at Good Value

    Mar 4, 2008

    The Army is now modernizing what Soldiers wear, carry and fight with at a rate faster than at any time in history.

  • Military Culinarians Compete

    Mar 4, 2008

    The 33rd Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, March 1 - 14 at Fort Lee, Va., features more than 160 military chefs competing in a variety of events, from Armed Forces chef of the Year to field cooking. For the first time, each branch of the Armed Forces is represented in competition. For information, visit www.lee.army.mil.

  • Soldiers Injured as Severe Weather Strikes Camp Shelby

    Mar 4, 2008

    Fourteen Soldiers with the Arkansas National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were injured last night as a result of severe weather passing through Camp Shelby.

  • Soldier, Cadet Qualify for Olympic Airgun Team

    Mar 4, 2008

    The five-person 2008 U.S. Olympic Airgun Team was chosen March 3 at the Olympic Training Center with a West Point cadet and a Soldier from Fort Benning, Ga., making the cut.

  • Upcoming retreats focus on helping Black Jack Soldiers reconnect with spouses

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, however most therapists and counselors would tell you that communication is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship.

  • Cobras give gift of life to deployed Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers lined up inside 704th Brigade Support BattalionAca,!a,,cs motor pool Feb. 7 for the chance to donate blood and help their fellow battle buddies that are currently deployed to Iraq.

  • Heritage Families

    Mar 4, 2008

    The U.S. government established military bases around the country in the early 1940s in preparation for World War II. Most residents adjusted to the invasion of troops, tanks and trucks. Others did not. James Williams has more.

  • Alaska NG and Mongolia / FCS Hybrids

    Mar 4, 2008

    Alaska's National Guard partnership with Mongolia is flourishing; Future Combat System Hybrids are about to roll off the line.

  • Korean War Hero Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor

    Mar 3, 2008

    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2008 Aca,!" President Bush today presented the Medal of Honor to the family of the late Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the nationAca,!a,,cs highest military award, for heroism during the Korean War.

  • Interview With Marvin Hamlisch

    Mar 3, 2008

    On February 8, 2008, the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band shared the stage of Carnegie Hall with legendary conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch. SFC Andrew Layton, saxophonist, sat down with the maestro for a thoughtful and candid conversation.

  • 'Gladiator' Soldiers Party at Battalion Social

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 3rd Aca,!A"GladiatorAca,!A? Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Aca,!A"Grey WolfAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered together for one night of food, fun and a great big Aca,!A"thank youAca,!A? at the 3rd BSTBAca,!a,,cs social, Feb. 15.

  • 4th Inf. Div.'s 'Cobras' to become 1st Cav. Div.'s 'Long Knives'

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Fort Hood will soon say farewell to one set of colors while welcoming another.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 3, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites.

  • Maintenance Soldiers Train on Convoy Procedures

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" The insurgents sit patiently, hiding in ditches along the side of the road, waiting for the right moment.

  • Elementary school welcomes troops home

    Mar 3, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Students from Trimmier Elementary School put on a ceremony to welcome home their adopted unit from the 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Family Readiness Group honored by Black Jack leadership during luncheon

    Mar 3, 2008

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after the troops from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, returned from their 15-month tour in Iraq, the leaders took time to thank several people who were vital to their success.

  • Gen. Wallace, TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Mar 3, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • Gen. Casey Big Change

    Mar 3, 2008

    Gen. George Casey Jr., Army Chief of Staff speaks on the updated FM 3-0 and its effect on the Army operations. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores reports.

  • Wounded Warriors, Families Get Priority Assistance

    Feb 29, 2008

    Pfc. Chandra Bracy, Warrior Transition Unit Soldier, wonAca,!a,,ct have to figure out a way to reach the distant legal assistance office from her quarters anymore. With the official opening of the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Feb. 29, Bracy will have access to legal services only a block away.

  • Mission to Heal in Focus for Photographer

    Feb 29, 2008

    On the path to healing, Spc. Andrew Heward has found comfort in a lifelong passion for photography. Heward is one of nearly 50 Warriors in Transition assigned to Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs WT unit while recovering from injuries. With their mission focused on healing, the Soldiers also make use of their time engaged in tasks supporting organizations throughout post.

  • Endurance Runner Named Army Male Athlete of Year

    Feb 29, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Ruben "Ben" Cavazos with the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, now serving in Kuwait, was named the 2007 Army Male Athlete of the Year Thursday evening.

  • Soldier, Family Assistance Center Director Dedicated to Mission of Helping Others

    Feb 29, 2008

    Kimberly Evans knows all about taking care of people. In fact, she says helping people is all she knows how to do. For those who have ever sought her help, or those she works around, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a surprise when she was named Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Soldier and Family Assistance Center director. The newly-created SFAC works in conjunction with the Warrior Transition Unit on post to assist wounded Soldiers. The following is a conversation with Evans about her take on helping others and her job.

  • Army to Revolutionize Healthcare with Whole-Person Concept

    Feb 29, 2008

    A change in healthcare begins March 1 across the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation, said the executive officer for the assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.

  • Guard Team Responds to Toxic Ricin in Vegas

    Feb 29, 2008

    A National Guard Civil Support Team was on scene within an hour Thursday evening after Las Vegas authorities sought help with a suspicious substance that later turned out to be deadly ricin.

  • Army Forms Contracting Command, Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    The acting undersecretary of the Army told Pentagon reporters today that the Army has begun steps to establish both an Army Contracting Command and an Army Contracting Campaign Plan to help improve Army contracting.

  • WRAMC Warrior Clinic Opens

    Feb 29, 2008

    The new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical is the Army's facility dedicated to providing outpatient care for Warriors in Transition. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Help in Healing: Warrior Transition Unit Activates on Fort Lee

    Feb 29, 2008

    While the call to aide Warriors in Transition was answered on Fort Lee months prior, the activation ceremony on Feb. 27 officially recognized the staff and members of the WTU. Col. Donna Diamond, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, and Capt. David Payne, WTU commander, uncased the colors that will be displayed at the new WTU headquarters location at Larkin Hall. The mission of the Kenner WTU is to provide command and control, primary care and case management, and to establish conditions for wounded Soldiers as they heal and to promote the timely return to the force or in transitioning to Civilian life.

  • Wallace presents state of TRADOC at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 29, 2008

    In his presentation to the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, put to rest some myths about the quality of Soldiers in todayAca,!a,,cs Army, introduced the new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, and spoke of the importance of land power.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • Alaska Guard's Partnership with Mongolia Flourishes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Sprawling territory, extreme cold and rich natural resources are among shared conditions that have created a perfect marriage for Alaska and Mongolia in the National GuardAca,!a,,cs State Partnership Program.

  • Vice President Cheney Visits 1st Cav / March Edition of Soldiers Magazine

    Feb 28, 2008

    Vice President Cheney visits 1st CAV troops that just returned from Iraq; March edition of Soldiers Magazine is out.

  • Gen. Casey FM 3-0 Changes

    Feb 28, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen George Casey, Jr., discusses the three main contributions of the updated "Operations" manual FM 3-0 in an interview with Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores.

  • First 'Active First' Soldier Graduates

    Feb 28, 2008

    Pvt. Raymond Loree has become the first Army National Guard Soldier to graduate directly into the active ArmyAca,!a,,cs ranks through a new program called Active First.

  • Future Combat Vehicles to be Hybrid Electric

    Feb 28, 2008

    The firing platform for the Mounted Combat System 120mm cannon vehicle will start coming off the production line this winter.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Fort Lee Regimental CSM Reflects on Changes, Challenges

    Feb 27, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Silva, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, remembers a time when quartermasters were just quartermasters. He began his career in the Quartermaster Corps as a fueler in 1986, having reclassified from the infantry.

  • Fort Lee Regimental CSM Reflects

    Feb 27, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jose L. Silva, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, remembers a time when quartermasters were just quartermasters. He began his career in the Quartermaster Corps as a fueler in 1986, having reclassified from the infantry.

  • Fort Lee's AFAP Delegates Present Top Army Life Issues

    Feb 27, 2008

    The Fort Lee Army Family Action Plan, a program to help improve Army life, held its annual conference Feb. 20 - 22 at the Memorial Chapel. Volunteers from all ranks and grades, military and Civilian, assembled as conference delegates to address pressing issues from housing, medical, consumer services, Family support and youth. Recommendations were presented to Maj. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and other leaders during an outbrief at Larkin Hall.

  • 33rd Annual Culinary Arts Competition First to Feature Chefs From All Services

    Feb 27, 2008

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition, in its 33rd iteration, will feature 200 contestants from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and for the first time, the Navy and Air Force in an event designed to showcase and improve military food service skills. The competition is scheduled March 1-14 at the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence on Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lee's 49th Quartermaster Group Supports Canadian Troops

    Feb 27, 2008

    The 49th Quartermaster GroupAca,!a,,cs motto, Aca,!A"Fueling the Force,Aca,!A? doesnAca,!a,,ct begin to describe all the combat service support it provided for the 36 and 37 Canadian Brigade Groups during field training exercises held at Fort Pickett the past two weeks. Aca,!A"What we extended to the Canadians was, Aca,!EoeAnything that you need, we will provide,Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? said the 49th QM GroupAca,!a,,cs commander, Col. John P. Curran, during the exercise. Maybe that should be the unitAca,!a,,cs new motto. The 49th provided the full range of its sustainment capabilities to more than 400 members of the Canadian Army Reserve, the principal participant in the joint Granite Triangle, Southbound Trooper VIII and Maritime Raider field training exercises held at the Virginia National Guard installation. That included fuel support for ground vehicles and aircraft, transportation functions and a 500-personnel-capacity tent city built from the ground up for exercise participants. More than 700 Soldiers from the 49th QM Group took part in the training centered on a peacekeeping operations scenario. Curran said the training was invaluable.

  • TRADOC In-Depth: Lt. Gen. Caldwell Pt. 2

    Feb 27, 2008

    This episode of TRADOC In-Depth features Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general, Combined Arms Center. Lt. Gen. Caldwell speaks about the FM 3-0 update and what to expect. John Harlow reports for TRADOC. Part 2 of 2.

  • TRADOC In-Depth: Lt. Gen. Caldwell Pt. 1

    Feb 27, 2008

    This episode of TRADOC In-Depth features Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, Commanding General, Combined Arms Center. Lt. Gen. Caldwell speaks about the FM 3-0 update, and what to expect. John Harlow reports for TRADOC. Part 1 of 2.

  • Vice President Welcomes 1st Cavalry Division Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    Vice President Richard B. Cheney visited Fort Hood Feb. 26 to welcome home a roaring crowd of about 9,000 troopers from the 1st Cavalry Division and he credited the recent progress in Iraq to hard work by the Soldiers.

  • Senior Army Leaders on Capitol Hill

    Feb 27, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., were on Capitol Hill to testify on the 2009 budget.

  • Battalion says final 'farewell'

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Aca,!A"We wanted to do this ceremony today to afford all of usAca,!A| the opportunity to honor our fallen comrades one last time before the Aca,!EoeWarhorseAca,!a,,c (battalion) began to change face, as all units will do,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Kevin Dunlop, commander of the 3rd Squadrom, 8th Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at a memorial ceremony on Feb. 15.

  • Vice President Cheney Welcomes First Team Soldiers Home

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" With secret servicemen scattered in a sea of Soldiers and cameras the 1st Cavalry Division parade field looked like a scene from the next box-office suspense thriller Feb. 26. However, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a Aca,!A"HollywoodAca,!A? set.

  • Soldier Touched by Recognition From Vice President

    Feb 27, 2008

    Fort Hood, Texas Aca,!" The crisp, cool air carried a sense of appreciation, recognition and pride as approximately 9,000 Soldiers gathered specifically to hear Richard Cheney, Vice President of the United States of America, speak on Cooper Field Feb. 26.

  • El SavadorAca,!a,,cs CuscatlAfA!n Battalion welcomes its newest rotation

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- The soldiers of the El Salvadorian army wrote a song Aca,!" one about the changing of uniforms from woodland to desert camouflage upon deploying and becoming a part of the esteemed, 280-man CuscatlAfA!n Battalion. On Feb. 22, the newest group of soldiers to be in the battalion had that opportunity when they took the lead as the 10th rotation, CuscatlAfA!n Battalion, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta.

  • Diversity Task Force Fighting 'Silent Epidemic'

    Feb 26, 2008

    Fewer minorities are graduating from high school, which decreases the number of high-school graduates who can join the Army, according to the director of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Diversity Task Force, who has already met with the Congressional Black Caucus on the issue, called the Aca,!A"silent epidemic.Aca,!A?

  • SASC holds hearing with Army Secretary, Chief of Staff

    Feb 26, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., testify during a Senate Armed Services Committee Posture Hearing on Capitol Hill, Feb. 26. Geren and Casey answered questions about important Army issues such as Warrior Transition Units, the current length of deployments and Future Combat Systems.

  • Chief of Staff Reflects on New Manual for Operations

    Feb 26, 2008

    Crafted from the hard lessons in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is releasing this week an updated version of FM 3-0, the field manual for Aca,!A"Operations.Aca,!A?

  • Master Sgt. Keeble Medal of Honor

    Feb 26, 2008

    Almost six decades after his gallant actions in the Korean War and 26 years after his death, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble to become the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Health Care Improvements

    Feb 26, 2008

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker talks about health care improvements one year after WRAMC suffered scrutiny over Wounded Warrior care. Sgt. Courtney Thomas reports.

  • Tripler's Scenic View Includes Glimpse of Military Medicine's Future

    Feb 25, 2008

    High above the shimmering Honolulu skyline flanked by Diamond Head crater in clear sight to the east, perhaps a more impressive view from the hospital atop Moanalua Ridge is inside an unassuming office on the sixth floor and offers a glimpse into the future of military medicine. Doctors in the intensive care unit here are using telemedicine technology called Aca,!A"electronic ICU,Aca,!A? or eICU, to care for critically ill patients at U.S. military bases thousands of miles across the Pacific, helping save lives and reduce medical evacuation costs in the process.

  • Wagonmaster brigade opens Class III warehouse

    Feb 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), opened a new facility to provide Fort Hood Soldiers with Class III package items like lubricants and cleaning solvents during a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 22.

  • Black history is American history

    Feb 25, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Aca,!A"What else can I be other than an American citizen, with a rich American heritage after having been born here, after serving my country here,Aca,!A? said KilleenAca,!a,,cs first African-American mayor, Timothy L. Hancock at a Feb. 22, Black History Month observance here organized by the 49th Transportation Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

  • Army Reserve Seeks to Partner with Business

    Feb 25, 2008

    Transforming the Army Reserve into an Aca,!A"operational forceAca,!A? includes forging a partnership with American businesses to share not only talent -- but eventually health care, retirement plans and training as well.

  • OD Deaths Growing In Military

    Feb 25, 2008

    The military is investigating a number of deaths by accidental prescription drug overdose among Soldiers. Harry Smith speaks with Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker. Used with permission, courtesy of CBS "The Early Show". Direct link can be found at cbsnews.com.

  • Guardsman to Compete in Alaska's Iditarod

    Feb 25, 2008

    A Tennessee Army National Guard Soldier will become the first Tennessean in history to compete in Alaska's 2008 Iditarod, billed as "The World's Last Great Race."

  • SoldiersAca,!a,,c Online Chats Produce Valuable Army Knowledge

    Feb 25, 2008

    The Army is creating online communities for soldiers to exchange information through candid digital conversations.

  • 1st Cavalry Division Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 22, 2008

    1st Cavalry Division Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, celebrate Black History Month.

  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    Feb 22, 2008

    During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Depot conducts sustainability workshop, solicits community involvement

    Feb 21, 2008

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